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Five employees at Tamihi Logging have had to be laid off after a massive arson destroyed several pieces of heavy duty equipment. RCMP say they are thoroughly investigating the incident, which happened about 11.5 km up the Mount Woodside Forest Service Road earlier this month. The arson was reported by the company when they found their equipment destroyed on the morning of July 3. The incident could have happened anytime between then, and June 28 at 3 p.m. Tamihi owner Brian Dorman said it's going to take some time to recoup from the damage, which he estimates to be about $900,000. Some of the equipment is irreplaceable, Dorman said, because it's not even made anymore. Because of the machinery's size, it will have to be deconstructed to be removed from the site. A 1997 Volvo A25-C rock truck (dump truck), a 2004 John Deere 2554 Excavator, and a Finning M32 Rock Dill destroyed by fire. "New replacement value is a $1.5 million," Dorman said. This isn't the first time the company has been hit by vandals. Dorman said it's a "chronic problem" and they're determined to find out who is behind it. They previously offered a $5,000 reward for other damages, but have now increased that reward to $20,000. "They're going to put us out of business otherwise," Dorman said. "This is really serious. I've had to lay five guys for the short term. Those are five people that aren't

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A 2004 John Deere 2554 Excavator is just one of the pieces of heavy equipment destroyed by fire earlier this summer. Police are investigating and Tamihi Logging Company is offering a reward.

able to feed their families." RCMP confirm they are treating the case very seriously. "At this point, this investigation is being investigated as an arson," said Corporal Tammy

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Kingma complex getting closer to reality OCP change sees third reading after public hearing Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

A plan for a townhouse development that has been churning through Harrison Hot Springs council for two years got a little closer to being realized this week. Kingma Brothers Developments is hoping to turn a four-acre strip of land along Hot Springs Road into a 26-unit complex. Some of that land

would be gifted back to the Village for trail use along the Miami River. The land in question is right across from the Village office, and is currently categorized as “resource” land. Over the past two years, council has requested a number of documents and studies from the developer, and all of those requests have been met to date. Those include a traffic study, an

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arborist study and, due to the proximity to the slough, a riparian assessment and approval from the Ministry of Environment and Department of Fisheries. In addition, the initial plan revealed in 2010 called for 50 units, a size that was knocked down to 26 after previous consultation with the public. The satisfaction of those requirements has prompted the next step in the process, which is to change the designation of the land to “medium density residential” from resource, as it is currently named in the Village’s Official Community Plan. The zoning bylaw also needs to be amended to include a new “comprehensive development zone” that staff said will apply only to this particular parcel of land. The OCP change and bylaw amendment had received second reading at a previous council

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Ryan Anderson answered questions of council and residents regarding the proposed townhouse complex, to be built by Kingma Brothers.

meeting, and went to a public hearing on Monday night. That hearing went for about 85 minutes, and was followed by a regular council meeting. At the council meeting, council eventually gave the changes a third reading. They will come up for adoption at a future meeting, possibly on the next scheduled meeting for August 13. Neither of the Kingma brothers were in attendance at the hearing, but their representative, Ryan Anderson, was there to discuss concerns. During the hearing, about a half dozen residents spoke against the proposal for various reasons. Some worried that the creation of a comprehensive development zone on land that was previously pegged as resource and earmarked as resource in a future land use designation map, would set a precedent for other green space to be turned into housing developments. Andre Isakov, Community & Economic Development Officer for the Village, said that he did not see the bylaw amendment as precedent setting, as it applies only to the one property. But none were more

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vocally opposed than John Allen, who spoke three times during the hearing. “I don’t know what we’re doing here when this is so contrary to the OCP,” he said. “We have a good and legitimate claim for this land to be parkland. Council should simply say no ... reject the development.”

flow, and council has accepted the result of that study. The long discussion put an obvious seed of doubt in some members of council’s minds, including Sonja Reyerse. “Someone said it could be precedent setting, and I’d like to (have that clarified),” she said. “If we are contravening everything

A front elevation plan shown by Ryan Anderson during a slideshow presentation at a public hearing on Monday night in Harrison council chambers.

While the public hearing was only to discuss the land use changes, discussion often drifted onto issues related to the proposed development. Some residents are concerned that the addition of 26 units on the already busy Hot Springs Road will increase traffic problems. Bunt and Associates were hired by the developer to study traffic

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in the OCP how is it that is sat at this table and got this far?” John Buckley initially moved to have the issue tabled to be able to get more information about the development. Reyerse seconded the motion at first, but after more discussion, she rescinded that second. Councillor Zoltan Kiss said he would have liked

to have seen the reports from Bunt and Associates, and the arborist’s report before making a decision. Councillor Allan Jackson is the only member of council to remain from the previous council which dealt with the proposal and set out the requirements. “What further information could there be?” he asked the other councillors. “Every time we have a proposal come to council we have the same people come to speak against it, (saying) the sky is falling. It would be nice to see something positive happening.” In the end, the amendments received a third reading, with Kiss and Buckley opposed. In favour were Jackson, Reyerse and Mayor Leo Facio. Facio said the Village must find ways to support development, to be able to thrive and provide services to its residents. “Money doesn’t just drop from heaven,” he said. If the adoption of the OCP change and bylaw amendment passes, Isakov said the developer’s next step would be to either apply to subdivide the property, or request a development permit.

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Wednesday was Children’s Day at the Harrison Festival of the Arts, and volunteers helped kids make crafts as part of the festivities. The festival runs until this Sunday along the beach. For more festival photos and information, see page 13.

You may not know it, but there's an art to climbing a tree. And on Saturday, July 14, the best tree climbers will converge in Agassiz at the Research Centre for the BC Tree Climbing Championships. Ryan Senechal, event coordinator, is expecting 30 competitors. While most of them will reign from communities across B.C. he said there could be challengers from Washington and Oregon. "This is not the tree climbing you remember from your childhood," he said. "The tree climbing competition simulates working conditions of arborists in the field." It takes a lot of finesse to move around treetops all day, and working aloft is common for arborists. They use ropes and harnesses to safely perform skillful tasks, all in an effort to care for and maintain trees. Saturday's event is open to the public. Male and female competitors perform five different events during the preliminary round. Preliminary events will be taking place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at which time the finals begin. The event will wrap up around 5 p.m.

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to help find employment. “This is the culmination of a dream that’s been going on for 50 years,” Janzen said. “The vision goes way back to a group of (Seabird Island) women in the ’60s and ’70s with their own vision for education,” she said, which was carried forward “by chiefs and councillors who have always valued education.” The college is also looking at working with B.C. Transit on becoming part of a new bus run between Agassiz and Hope. Gardner said the July 11 agreement “really reflects the longstanding relationship and partnership” the company has with the Seabird Island Band. Britco, the second largest manufacturers of modular buildings in North America, has more than 200 employees at its “flagship” plant in Agassiz, and 10 per cent of those are First Nations. The company expanded its workforce by 40 per cent last year, and expects to expand by another 30-40 per cent this year, so students may find permanent jobs there.

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The Seabird Island Band has signed a jobs agreement with Britco, linking the growing Agassiz employer with students at Seabird College and clients at the Seabird Island employment centre. Eligible students can now get the work experience they need close to home to graduate from construction-related trades programs, and Britco gets a skilled labour pool right at its doorstep. “It’s a great opportunity for First Nations students, and a natural for the company,” said Chris Gardner, Britco executive vice president. “We’ve made investing in education and training initiatives a key priority for us,” he said, to develop job skills needed by both native and non-native students as a shortage of skilled labour looms in B.C. The B.C. government says 80 per cent of the million jobs opening up in the province over the next 10-15 years will require postsecondary training. “We think a partnership like

this is an innovative way to address that need,” Gardner said. Seabird Chief Clement Seymour said the goal of the partnership “is to increase the employability and employment rate of people in our community.” “We are proud to work with Britco to provide high-quality education and training opportunities for our members,” he said. Unlike other post-secondary facilities, Seabird College offers highschool graduation programs for adults and training for a wide range of professions. About 60 per cent of students living on First Nations reserves in Canada have not completed high school, compared to 17 per cent in the population at large. Diane Janzen, Seabird Island’s education manager, said the college is a long-held vision of band members to address that graduation statistic, and a growing part of the broader community. The college offers band members education and training without the need to leave the reserve, and additional “wrap-around services” like a job placement officer

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A group of 35 kids and their parents, called Kids Running for Kids, arrived in Harrison Hot Springs last Wednesday. The group was running in several towns between Williams Lake and Vancouver, in an effort to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital. In Harrison, the kids ran back and forth along the beachfront. CHRIS FRANKLIN / OBSERVER

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One large committee has been created to deal with Parks, Beaches and Leisure Services in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. The one large committee replaces three that were dissolved on Monday night “in order to reduce the workload of council.” The new Parks, Beaches and Leisure Services committee was to include Councillor John Buckley as chair and Councillor Sonja Reyerse as co-chair. Members of the community appointed to the committee were Michael

Scott, Linda Marks, Donna Cooney, Janne Perrin, Elizabeth Mueller and Liz Webber. Councillor Zoltan Kiss was the only councillor who voted against the change, saying “there is so much information and so little time discuss, I would not be in favour of amalgamating them.” The committees dissolved were the Parks and Trails, Beach and Foreshore and Recreation. The new committee was one of a series of streamlining changes among council roles on Monday night. A new Advisory Planning Council was estab-

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alternate. Kiss will also be the liaison for Fraser Health and Healthy Communities, and the Provincial Emergency Program. Jackson will serve as the Tourism Harrison liaison and Reyerse will serve as Chamber of Commerce liaison. Kiss opposed to the change in Library Board liaison, saying that it is an annual appointment and that he wanted an explanation. The mayor said he had a letter from the FVRL board executive stating that a change in liaison was acceptable. news@ahobserver.com

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lished on June 18, and council appointed Danny Crowell as chair and Brian Bignell as vice chair. There was also some shuffling of council roles in the community. Those changes include removing Kiss as liaison for the Fraser Valley Regional Library Board, and putting Councillor Allan Jackson in his place. Councillor Sonja Reyerse will be the alternate. Other appointments included Mayor Leo Facio for the FVRD, with newly-elected Councillor John Buckley as alternate. Jackson will be the FVRD Treaty Advisory Committee with Kiss as

See a bear in your backyard? Try banging pots and pans to scare it away. Have bears in your community? Then you better call the Bear Aware program. Chris Ovens, from FVRD Bear Aware, addressed Harrison Hot Springs council on Monday night to let them know how the new program will work, and why it's been started. With council's approval, Ovens and a summer student will be working on creating awareness among residents.

One of the ways they'll be doing this is by attaching a yellow sticker onto garbage cans that are placed out the evening before garbage day. Garbage cans are one of the most common bear attractants, and can be reduced by putting out cans as close to pick up as possible. Ovens will be conducting "garbage tagging" in communities through the FVRD, and compiling information for the municipalities future use. The stickers are in no way a fine, Ovens said. In Harrison, they'll be coming out on Wednesday nights. Ov-

ens is hoping that residents will find ways to put out their cans on Thursday mornings for pickup. He has also been speaking with Village staff about creating signage to further the awareness campaign. There will be no fee to the Village for the program, which is being conducted through the regional district in Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Chilliwack and Laidlaw. Participating in the Bear Aware program is just one small step toward becoming a Bear Smart community, Ovens said. news@ahobserver.com


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Siberian smoke fades, U.S. fires may add to haze The phenomenon of smoke wafting here from wildfires in Siberia is no longer a significant factor behind hazy skies over the Lower Mainland, according to Metro Vancouver officials. Russian fires were blamed Monday by Metro air quality officials for a neardoubling in fine particulate levels over the past weekend. "The situation is now changing," Metro Vancouver spokesman Glenn Bohn said Wednesday. "The influence of smoke from the Asian fires has mostly ended. The concentrations of

fine particulates have decreased." But he said fires burning in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California could send more smoke into B.C. in the days ahead, depending on the weather. So far Metro officials are watching conditions and haven't yet issued any air quality advisories. Air quality experts recently unveiled a new website that rates air visibility at key sites around the Lower Mainland using a network of automated cameras. The ratings and images can be viewed at clearairbc.ca.

Real estate sales sag Greater Vancouver home sales hit a 10-year low in June, down more than 27 per cent from a year ago. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver called it further evidence of a buyer's market where potential purchasers have more to choose from and don't have to race to beat out other bidders. Despite weakening sales there's been little sign so far of home

prices dropping significantly. The benchmark residential property price declined 0.7 per cent from May to June and was still up 1.7 per cent from a year ago. Benchmark prices ranged from $961,600 for single detached houses (up 3.3 per cent from June 2011) to $376,200 for condos (up 0.3 per cent) and $468,400 for attached homes (down 0.1 per cent.)

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Sales counted by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board were down eight per cent since June 2011, although the realtor association said the ratio of sales to listings in the Valley has held steady. Fraser Valley benchmark prices for detached houses were up 3.6 per cent from a year ago to $551,000 in June, while townhouses held even at $305,000 and condos were up 0.7 per cent to $203,600.

Civilian-led oversight agency coming B.C.'s new Independent Investigations Office (IIO) will open Sept. 10, providing a civilian-led unit to probe deaths and incidents of serious harm involving police officers. The opening comes several months late and two years after the province first committed to creating a police investigations agency headed by civilians, so police forces no longer investigate each other. "The goal of the IIO is to conduct fair, competent, bias-free investigations

in a timely fashion and publicly report on the results of our investigations," said IIO chief civilian director Richard Rosenthal. Twenty-six investigators have been hired so far and the unit is to have a total of 60 investigators, management and other administrative staff once fully operational. Investigators must not have served as police officers in B.C. within the last five years, and police are compelled by law to report incidents under its mandate.

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Opinion Open the doors to growth

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Should the Village remove land designated as resource from the OCP to allow for a townhouse complex? To answer, go to the Home page of our website: www.ahobserver.com

Over the next few weeks, Harrison Hot Springs council has a tough decision in front of them. They'll vote whether to allow a change to the Official Community Plan that could help pave the way for the Kingma brothers to build a 26-unit townhouse complex in the green space along Hot Springs Road. (See page 2) Tough call, and the intense discussion across the council table on Monday night showed that at least they're putting some heavy thought into the pros and cons of such a development. On one hand, there is green space to protect. On the other hand, development is a necessary side of municipal business. Without it, tax rates will rise to feed the coffers. And at the end of the day, it always comes down to dollars. So why close the doors to new housing choices? Is it to keep families out and maintain a retirement community? Let's face it. People want to live there. The view is divine, the neighbourhoods impeccable, and the atmosphere — somewhat sophisticated. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the tiny community every year, and whether they're walking the streets, pedaling around or driving their cars, they are surely seeing the For Sale signs on virtually every street. With views like that, it's hard not to daydream about a carefree lifestyle. And for years, that daydream included phrases like "when we retire..." But times are changing. Services are expanding, the world has gone wireless, and living outside of a city centre is becoming less challenging. And yes, that means more and more people are going to be eyeing up small towns like Harrison — not just for retirement living, but for their young and growing families, as outposts for their home-based businesses, or even as secondary homes. To have an option that's larger than a bread box and smaller than a 'B.C. Box' is going to be desirable to many of those buyers. Some will have children. Some won't. Some will be well off, others will be working toward that goal. Some will be retired. Some will commute. Some may even bring their businesses. Just like the current mix of residents today.

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Nuggets from Barlee’s gold pan B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Shortly after word came of the death of B.C. historian and politician Bill Barlee, my wife searched through her seemingly endless trove of B.C. books and produced half a dozen of his original self-published quarterlies, known as Canada West magazine. The earliest one is Winter 1970, where the publisher’s note advises that subscription rates were increasing 20 cents per year to $2.95. Subscriptions were up to more than 1,600 and counter sales were increasing, but costs were also up and Barlee refused to accept either display advertising or U.S. subscriptions. The only colour pages in the issue are high-quality prints of four majestic paintings commissioned for the magazine. Irvine Adams’

scenes of sacred aboriginal sites in the Okanagan-Similkameen include The Gateway to Inkameep, where Barlee remarks: “Today that stream which once teemed with redfish no longer surrenders its once-valued harvest and the perimeter of the desert is gradually being eroded by man’s questionable progress.” With the typography of Old West wanted posters, Barlee provided tightly sourced accounts of B.C.’s legends. “Lost gold mine at Pitt Lake” analyzes and adds to earlier accounts that begin with an aboriginal miner known as Slumach, who would periodically arrive in New Westminster to squander a small fortune in gold, then disappear up the remote tidal lake. Slumach was hanged for murder in 1891 and in the next 70 years, 11 more men would die trying to find his secret. A scientist as well as a storyteller, Barlee concluded that the area’s

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geology is wrong and the fabled gold-laden creek “probably does not exist.” A passion for prospecting runs through the magazines, and hints at Barlee’s aversion to treasure-

“On subscription fees and a few classified ads, he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history” seeking Americans. They overran B.C. in historic waves to take gold, and according to Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff, Barlee believed they continued to loot Canadian heritage sites. Nesteroff was inspired by Barlee’s work, and traced his lonely mission to restore the ghost town of Sandon, “the mining capital of the Silvery Slocan.”

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Barlee bought a surviving block of buildings in an effort to make Sandon another Barkerville, but heavy snow collapsed them. As tourism minister, Barlee found money to build replicas, and construction began on three. But Barlee lost his Penticton seat to Bill Barisoff in the 1996 election, and today only half-built shells remain. “He was still selling Sandon’s restoration as an economic saviour for the region when he ran for federal office in 2000,” Nesteroff writes. “But by then he was ridiculed for it, and finished a distant second.” Barlee’s 1972 Canada West profile of the boomtown of Hedley would resonate in his career as an NDP MLA and cabinet minister in the 1990s. Hedley’s Nickel Plate and Mascot mines produced fortunes in gold, silver and copper before they played out, and Barlee led the fight to preserve their history.

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Today you can tour the Mascot mine, a proud historical site with a spectacular climb up the rock face that serves as the Grouse Grind of the B.C. desert. I first discovered Barlee as a reporter at the Kelowna Capital News in the early 1980s, when he did a weekly history show on CHBC television called Gold Trails and Ghost Towns. A barebones studio affair with tales and artifacts displayed for host Mike Roberts, the show lasted a decade. Barlee didn’t lack courage, quitting a teaching career in Trail and Penticton in 1969 to start his magazine. On subscription fees and a few classified ads, he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Bergeron opens Twilight Concert Series The Twilight Concert Series in Pioneer Park is back for the summer, bringing live music to the park every Wednesday evening. Theserieswillbeginnext week with a performance by Debbie Bergeron and Jeff Bowman. Bergeron is from Hope, but has been spending a lot of time in Alberta as she considers a move to that province. She told the Observer she’s happy to be back playing close to home. In addition to the Pioneer Park show, she’ll be playing Hope’s Memorial Park on Sunday (see page 10 for details). “I haven’t played anything local for quite some time, I think it’s kind of nice to come back home,” she said. Bergeron will be performing her show Songs and Stories, in which she talks to the audience about how songs were conceived and where she gets her inspirations from. “I’ve gotten a lot of feedback,” she said. “And

Debbie Bergeron will open the Twilight Concert Series in Pioneer Park in Agassiz next Wednesday, with a performance with Jeff Bowman.

people say they enjoy the music but also the stories. They get to know the artist a lot more that way.” The travel between home and Alberta has been keeping her busy, with a few live engagements in Alberta. “But I’m just really missing playing live,” she said, so she’s looking forward to the

two local performances. She’s also happy to be playing with her long-time guitarist Bowman. “We’ve worked together now since the late ‘90s,” she said. “He’s just wonderful.” The series is presented by the District of Kent Community Services Department, and sponsored

by the Agassiz Harrison Lions Club, Prospera Credit Union and Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer. To help fund the series, volunteers will be passing around a hat for donations during the show. The concert runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Pioneer Park, outside The Observer’s office.

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Community What do you mean ICBC isn’t my insurer? You’ve been injured in a collision through no fault of your own. You know you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries, but you keep hearing that “ICBC is not your insurer.” You have your basic insurance through ICBC, so of course they’re your insurer… right? It’s not quite that simple. Remember, the accident was the result of someone else’s carelessness, not yours. This means that you will deal with ICBC in two different capacities: On the one hand, medical expenses and rehabilitation are benefits that ICBC covers under your policy, regardless of who is at fault. For these reimbursements, the adjuster acts on behalf of your insurer. On the other hand, when you seek compensation for your injuries, you ask for damages under the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, not yours. The very same adjuster who helped with your medical expenses now has the job of ensuring that they pay you as little as possible. He or she will work against you, and will use anything you have told ICBC to minimize payment for your injuries. An injury lawyer understands the complexities of auto insurance coverage and will fight on your behalf for the compensation you are entitled to. Kim Briscoe is a personal injury lawyer with

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The Lions Show and Shine is July 22 along Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz.

Cars on display from Hope to Rosedale

• Visit Hope Mountain Market at Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. • Annual Vintage & Collector Car Show at Kilby Historic Site on July 14. See collector and vintage cars. For more information, or to register your car, call 604-796-9576 or visit www.kilby.ca. • Eighth Annual Summer Smash event at Sixth Avenue Park Sportsbowl featuring 4X4 and mini-stock races as well as car and truck demolition derbies on July 14 and 15.

See www.hopemotorsports.com for details. Also features the midway rides of WestCoast Amusements in Sixth Avenue Park. • Classic Car Show at Minter Gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15. The 10th annual Classic Car Show with over 100 mint condition, classic cars parked throughout the grounds, live musical entertainment, outdoor BBQ, People’s Choice voting and more. • Concert in the Park in the Memorial Park bandshell in Hope at 2 p.m. on July 15, featur-

ing Debbie Bergeron of Hope, and Jeff Bowman on guitar. • Debbie Bergeron will play live at Pioneer Park in Agassiz for the first Twilight Concert Series on July 18. • The Agassiz Harrison Lions Club’s annual Show and Shine car show and barbecue will take along Pioneer Avenue on July 22, starting at 10 a.m. Registration on site. • The Jones Boys play live music Tuesday through Saturday nights at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa’s Copper Room. Dress

code in effect. • The Agassiz Farm Fresh Market runs every Thursday now until September 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Aberdeen parking lot at 7167 Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz, featuring fresh local produce and many other products. The List highlights current arts, culture and entertainment events, from Chilliwack to Hope. To be listed, visit us online at www.ahobserver.com and enter the information in our new community calender, or email news@ahobserver.com.

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This year's marks the 11th annual Music Therapy Ride on Saturday, September 8, 2012, traveling from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs. Established by members of the Vancouver music industry with representatives from booking agencies, radio stations, record labels, talent managers, concert promoters and recording artists, the Music Therapy Ride is a charity ride designed to raise funds for the communitybased music therapy services in British Columbia. Supporters of the Music Therapy Ride include The Vancouver Police Department’s Motorcycle Drill Team, who will escort the ride to Harrison Hot Springs; Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino, who will provide a departure point and breakfast for all riders; Vancouver Ducati BMW; Carter Motorsports; Trev Deeley Harley Davidson; Urban Wasp; Great Canadian Gaming Corporation; and a host of generous community sponsors. Celebrity guests in past rides have included Chin Injeti, Colin James,

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Jann Arden, Brent Butt and many more. As a result of ten years of dedication, support and generosity, the Music Therapy Ride has raised over $500,000 for the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund. Proceeds of this year’s ride will go to the launch of “Band Wagon 2” – a mobile recording studio that will tour various care facilities throughout the lower mainland. The 11th annual Music Therapy Ride will take place on September 8. All motorcycles and cars will roll out from the Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino at 9:30 a.m. and will be escorted by the VPD’s Motorcycle Drill Team to Harrison Hot Spring’s Lakeside Café, where a barbeque lunch and live auction will take place. Register as a rider before August 1 to receive an early bird rate of $99 per bike. For information on how to register or to make a donation, visit www. musictherapyride.org.

Artists invited to paint on beach Artists are being invited to take a day away from the studio, and bring their brushes to the beach. The Harrison Art Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 12 in Harrison Hot Springs. Local artists have created the event to share the beauty of their backyard with artists from all communities. It's a chance to enjoy a day of “plein air” painting while being surrounded by spectacular scenery Those who participate are invited to setup to sell artwork and/or to paint, photograph and even just to network with fellow artists. Artists have to bring their own

equipment such as seating, easels, art supplies, portable table or camera, to make the day enjoyable and comfortable. This is not a crafting event, however. Available painting areas are from the Harrison Hotel entrance, along the beach, to and including Rendall Park (by the boat launch). Artists are asked to set up on grassed areas only, not on walkways. There is no registration for this event. Organizers ask that people carpool, as parking is limited. There is also no admission fee.

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News T ECHOES FROM THE PAST

Spa Motel makes history with first aluminum unit

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Lightweight wall panels attached to plywood floor 50 Years Ago, 1962 • The addition of an aluminum unit for the Spa Motel made history in 1962. It was made of prefabricated aluminum panels, a first of its kind in Canada, and was erected in just 80 man hours. Each panel weighed about 10 ounces (or 283 grams) and was attached to a plywood floor. Windows, doors and wall parts could be interchanged with a minimum of effort. Spa Motel owner, Mike Allen planned to add more units if they proved popular with visiting tourists. • The popular couple, Corporal Joe and Gwen Brown, was honoured at several farewell parties before they left for their new posting in Vernon. Corporal Brown, head of the Agassiz RCMP Detachment, was replaced by Corporal Wally McGuire of the Oliver Detachment on August 1. • The Village of Harrison Hot Springs bought a 60 by 15 foot cedar

float (18 by 4.5 meters) for the sand dredge being constructed by the Village. Formerly used by a logging company which had ceased work it the area, it had been moored in Long Island Bay. Raake Marine towed the float to Harrison where it was hoped that the Recreation Commission could use it as a diving raft until the dredge was built. • Several local residents travelled to the World’s Fair in Seattle by chartered bus. • The mosquito population was down in the summer of `62, possibly due to spotter Harry Wilson spending a month treating sloughs with insecticide bombs and an aggressive spraying program by plane. The low water levels that year did not reach the mosquito eggs laid in previous years, which helped the situation. – submitted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society

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July United Church Services All Sundays throughout July, Rosedale and Agassiz United Churches will worship together at Rosedale United Church ( Old Yale Road) at 10:00 am

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If you took any pictures at the Canada Day Pancake Breakfast at the Agassiz Legion, please email one of them to agassizlegion32@shaw.ca. Especially one with the clown!

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Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sundays at 10am & 7pm. Call 604-796-9474.

All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. Service at 10am Sundays. Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and fellowship on Sundays at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Everyone welcome. 604-796-2429. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 7237 Morrow Road. Sunday, 9am & 11am, Tues to Sat – 9am. Everyone Welcome. Contact Father John Trischler 604-796-9181.

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Gospel, fiddle and African ballads at Festival Three days of arts left on the beach The 34th Harrison Festival of the Arts closes this weekend with some amazing music and art featuring Blues, Gospel, First Nations, African and more. The Evening Concert Series continues tonight, July 13, with the awardwinning gospel group Mike Farris & the Cumberland Saints. In 2008, Farris won the Americana Music Association’s “New & Emerging Artist of the Year” award and won the Gospel Music Association’s “Best Traditional Gospel Album” in 2010. On July 14, Irelands’ Niamh Ni Charra Band will bring some award winning traditional music to the Hall. A multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina, Ni Charra toured for eight years as a soloist with Riverdance, performing in over 2500 shows, before returning to Ireland. To close the festival on July 15, legendary African vocalist Wazimbo and his band will get the Hall rocking. Wazimbo is one of the greatest voices of Mozambique and one of the most famous singers for the Mozambican style - Marrabenta. One of the most famous works of this artist is the ballad “Nwahulwana” (night bird) was featured first in a Microsoft commercial in California and in 2001 was part of the song track for the movie The Pledge starting Jack Nicholson. The Evening Concert Series is the only ticketed event at the Harrison Festival, and concerts often sell-out. See the website or call the Festival Office for availability. Second Weekend Beach Stage performers include Harrison Kennedy, a prolific songwriter

with a rich, deep-down blues, always rooted in what’s happening right now. Local powerhouse talent, Sto:lo singer Inez will be joined by blues and folk guitarist Jason Burnstick. Cellist Kevin Fox’s abilities as an instrumentalist, singer, composer/ arranger, performer and songwriter have offered him the opportunity to work with the likes of Justin Bieber and Kathleen Edwards, recording with artists as diverse as Raine Maida and Celine Dion, and touring extensively with musicians ranging from Chantal Kreviazuk and Steven Page to Tom Cochrane and Olivia Newton-John. Pura Fé has sung for The Mercer Ellington Orchestra, countless blues, jazz, R&B, rock bands and has stamped her distinct vocals on many recordings, demo’s, jingles, music videos and movie sound tracks/trailers throughout her career. Battle of Santiago com-

Suzie Vinnick played with Rick Fines twice under the tent last weekend. This weekend’s beach performers include Harrison Kennedy, Inez and Jason Burnstick and Battle of Santiago.

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

SUMMER SMASH! bine bass, saxophone, flute and percussion, the band’s philosophy is to capture each musicians own personal sound and style. Nelson Lepine Quintet features bluesy roots music from this Bowen Island singer/songwriter.

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

The Art Market runs today through Sunday, featuring high-quality, handmade items including clothing, pottery, jewelry and specialty food items.

Maria in the Shower is Vancouver’s legendary folk cabaret band — wandering minstrels, entertainers cut from old cloth, storytellers traveling often and gathering tales as they go. Enjoy the Beach Stage for only a daily $2 button. Visit the Festival’s visual art exhibit in the picturesque Ranger Station Art Gallery, featuring the work of local surrealist Leo Labelle. Stroll and shop at the juried weekend Art Market, under the tents on the lake front. This Market features some of BC’s finest artists and artisans displaying a dazzling array of hand crafted items including pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, sculpture, musical instruments, paintings, leather and wood work and much more. Full details on performers, dates and prices are available on the Festival Society’s website at www.harrisonfestival. com or call the Festival Office at 604-796-3664.

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HEATHFIELD, Randy G. August 28, 1949 - July 5, 2012 After three years bravely battling & confronting cancer, Randy passed away at the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack at the age of 62, with wife, Joan at his side. He will be remembered for his love of fast cars, racing, his dry sense of humour & his invaluable dating advice to his very special, much loved niece, Julia Ross. He had such a generous spirit & was the ultimate hockey "dad" for his grandson Tyler, whom he adored. We will miss his great smile & loving heart. Randy is survived by his parents, Fran & Ross Heathfield; Randy was a loving son. He was an amazing husband & best friend to his wife Joan. Randy is also survived by his very special son Sean (Heather) & their children Jade & Taija. Sean was his heart. He is survived by his brother Rick, "sister" Barb, niece Sarah (Byron), their children Chase & Mya, nephew David (Meagan) & his very special nephew Joel, who he was very proud of for all his love & kindness in his final weeks of his life. Randy also leaves behind his "step up to the plate" stepson Aaron (Chanel), whom he came to admire as a great dad to his new family & as his friend. He also leaves his stepson Jason, whom he was very proud of for how far he had come in his life. We cannot forget his three beautiful grandchildren, Brooklyn, Danika & Makena. Other special people in his life that will miss him are his sister in law Marg Ross & her husband George Irish - Randy thought the world of them. A special thank you to his best friend Cheryl Douglas (Derek), as she helped through his time of illness. Also to his daughter in law, Chanel, who helped get him into hospice & made his last days bearable. Neighbours Andree & Dennis, Robert & Pei Lee, Murray & Anita, Alan & Noreen - he was so grateful to you all for your love, support & being the best neighbours & dear friends. Also his Forest Service and fire warden friends for all of their love & moral support. A special thank you to Heather, Sandy, Joan & Gary. In lieu of flowers, donations in Randy's name can be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society 45360 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack BC V2P 1P5. Memorial to be held at noon on Saturday, July 21st at 6910 Hawthorne Place, Agassiz.

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Agassiz Farm requires blueberry pickers, 43 cents per/lbs. Come in person to 2548 Sutherland Rd. Agassiz or call 1(250)855-8655

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GROCERY MANAGER - Jasper Super A. The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) provides goods and services to a large, independent grocery and food service industry and manages a number of Super A Food Stores. Located in scenic Jasper, Alberta, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing a grocery department including marketing, merchandising, controlling and human resources management. Applicants need five years grocery department management experience. The successful candidate must be customer service focused, show self initiative and leadership to achieve the required results. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. To apply, send a resume, stating salary expectations to: Director, Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd/ Newcastle Timber Have vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Swamper 4)Hydraulic Log Loader Operator 5)Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings, No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com - GET PAID DAILY!!! Easy At Home Computer Work, Instant Acceptance, FREE REGISTRATION. www.MySurveysJobs.com

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Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

MOVING & STORAGE

#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting, $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. MOVING? NEED BOXES? Rent Moving Totes Instead www.SayNoToBoxes.com RELIABLE And Professional local movers available 24/7 Residential & commercial Licensed & Insured. 778-773-3737

MISC. FOR SALE

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

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TREE SERVICES

20 Acres - Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

• 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

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AGASSIZ: $625 1 bdrm, Mt. Cheam views, updated suite, elevator, new laundry facilities, storage locker, parking & walk to downtown Agassiz amenities. Discount for seniors & pet friendly. 604-367-8737.

HOMES FOR RENT

Agassiz- 5 BDRM home w/summer kitchen for rent. Close to schools. $1500/mo. Ref req. (604)796-9052 HOPE, 3 bdrm house in country setting on outskirts of Hope, F/S, N/S, small pet OK. $850/month. Call (604)869-0052

750

SUITES, LOWER

IN W Abbotsford 2 BD BSMT suite avalible from july 15th for $ 700. Call 604-854-3644 / 778-344-1044

806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1966 CHEVELLE SS 396, 375HP 4/spd, $26,700. 604-862-3439. www.thecanadiandecorator.com 1969 Ford Falcon Futura $13,500 Immac. paint/body 302 Cu In/auto. p/s front disc brakes, numerous high performance enhancements. Local BC car. Must be seen to be appreciated. Call 604-307-0201, pictures at: www.photobucket.com/69falcon 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS 2.4L, 5/spd auto, $19,900. 604-862-3439. www.thecanadiandecorator.com

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in July, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

CARS - DOMESTIC

1977 BUICK CENTURY, propane powered, $3400 obo. Call (604)858-2312

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

1980 THUNDERBIRD - 2 dr coupe-80% rebuilt. Must sell. $1000/obo. (604)825-6793 1987 CAMARO 2.8, just AirCared, looks excellent and runs excellent, $1495. Call: (604)866-6168.

2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, wht, V6, 4dr, alum mags, 109,km, loaded, leather, $5500. (604)858-2251

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.

2009 Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Automatic. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $8300/firm. 604-538-4883

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

“ WANTED “

Unwanted Cars, Trucks and Equipment. Will Pay Cash. Phone (604)792-7092 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Harrison, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, custom built, 12 yrs old, 5 appl, a/c, lg deck, appr @$364,000 for month of July $355,000. 1 (604)796-2390

604-855-0666

2005 Honda Civic LX sedan, Black. 1 owner. A/C S/rf. p/w, p/l. No acc low mileage. $8400. 604-535-7440.

HOMES WANTED

2006 Nissan 350Z, black, 45,000 miles, 6 speed, mint condition. $16,000. Dwayne 604-991-1900

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 1990 Dodge Diesel Tow Truck. 5sp Runs exc, needs work, some whl lift parts missing lows km’s Pic’s avail $1900 or sell/parts 604 - 996 - 8734

MORTGAGES

830

MOTORCYCLES

1979 XL 125 HONDA motorcycle, many parts replaced, rebuilt recently. $1000 Call (604)869-5419 weekdays or (604)869-7338 weekend 1997 1400cc Suzuki Intruder, 607km, heated storage, new battery, lots of chrome, good tires, well cared for. Must sell due to illness. Asking $2999 obo. (604)846-8387

www.keytrackautosales.com

657

2006 Ford Expedition XLT, 110,000 kms, lady driven, all services, leather, automatic, seats 8, full load. No accidents, pearl cashmere color. $16,000. Dwayne 604-991-1900

851

HOPE, Unique 4 Bdrm/Waterfront, Rustic charm/comfort in parklike setting. See features at MLS#H1104610 Diane 604-8691010 @ Sutton OWNER MOTIVATED

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

810

AUTO FINANCING

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

BOATS

1997 Aerostar XLT sport, 3L auto, 148 km, RWD, A/C, fresh aircare, runs great,$2600obo.604-820-8218 1998-CHEV 3500 Dually, 7.6 L., 5 spd w/canopy. Low km, gd running cond, A/C $4800 obo 604-491-7759 1998 FORD WINDSTAR, air, power w/l, great runner, clean. $3200. obo Call (604)869-1637

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

OVERLAND 180 QUAD, approx. 30 hrs, auto, exc. cond., well maintained, $1800. Call (604)8695419days (604)869-7338 weekends

912

12’ DOUBLE HAUL Fiberglass boat, 3 seats, oars, rod holders & canopy. On eze-load trailer. Very safe. $2,500. 604-850-7143

TRUCKS & VANS

1989-Sea Ray 300 Sundancer

FOR SALE Length Overall (with platform).......................31’4” Centerline hull length............29’8” Beam....................................11’0” Draft (Stern Drive Down).........35’ Draft (Stern Drive Up)..............18’ Draft (Twin Engines) ...............28’ Dry Weight (Lbs) ................9,600 Full Capacity (Gallons) ..........144 Water Capacity (Gallons) ........40

$21,900 obo

1998 BIG BEAR 350 YAMAHA ATV 4 x 4, $2400. Call (604)869-2159

HOPE

MARINE

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, mint, 24,000km, studded paniers, wind scrn,$5,500obo.604-209-1039

836

1997 CHEV PU EXT CAB 5 spd short box ST#229 $3995 1997 CHEV P/U EXT CAB 3 door auto fully loaded ST#256 $3,995 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2006 GMC CREW CAB 4X4 auto long box full loaded ST#198 $9900 2007 FORD F150 reg cab V6 auto long box ST#205 $10,900 2005 GMC SLE CREW cab 4X4 auto diesel long box, loaded ST#218 $11,900 2001 FORD F350 Dually 4X4 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2008 FORD F150 REG CAB 4x4 auto long box ST#207 $11,900 2007 FORD RANGER 4X4 auto super cab st#193 $12,900 2006 CHEV LT CREW CAB auto Duramax diesel leather, loaded ST#217 $12,900 2005 FORD F250 CREW cab Lariat leather diesel 4X4 auto ST#246 $13,900 2005 CHEV 2500 HD LS crew cab Duramax diesel leather 4X4 auto ST#190 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X4 auto diesel ST#164 $17,995 2005 FORD F350 King Ranch crew cab, diesel 4X4 autoshrt box st#251 $20,900

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

2000 HONDA ACCORD, black, executive driven, dealer maint. 240K, great cond $6250 604.826.8606

BERNESE MOUNTAIN puppies, 2 females, 3 males, born March 12/12 604-869-5073

SMOOTH MINI DACHSHUNDS, born May 11, too cute, family raised, 1st shots, dewormed. $750. 604-855-6176.

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

2003 FORD FOCUS 2 dr., 5 spd., 124K, twin cam, Air Cared, $4900 obo (778)565-4334

PETS

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

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

We Will Pay You $1000

1993 PONTIAC GRAND AM. New tires/brakes. Passed Aircare $1100 604-857-0753 or 604-866-9052

Cariboo good quality hay 100700 lb. rounds; 5000-square bales. Call (250)991-9137

German Shepherd pups, ckc reg, 1st shots, deworm, parents gd temp. $600. 604-796-3026 no sun calls

Auto Loans or

1993 PLYMOUTH LASER, 2 dr coupe, runs, does need work, solid car, $500 firm. Call (604)869-1637

FEED & HAY

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

GUARANTEED

1989 Pontiac Sunbird - 86,900 kms. Good shape. Body needs minor repairs. $900: (604)853-6981

A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 8yrs

2007 5th WHEEL. Fleetwood Advantage, 36’, rear kitchen, 3 slides. $25,000. obo. 604-3021277 or 1-604-259-8770.

604-796-8760

PETS

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Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.

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TRUCKS & VANS

2002 KIA RIO RX-V 4dr auto, hatch back st#245 $2400 1995 HONDA ACCORD 4dr sdn, auto, fully loaded ST#247 $2495 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto ST#242 $2500 1998 HONDA ACCORD 4dr auto leather sdn ST#215 $2900 2000 DODGE NEON 4DR auto sunroof, runs good ST#147 $2995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto st#195 $2995 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 2002 CHEV CAVALIER 4dr auto sdn st#208 $3995 1999 HONDA ODYSSEY 7 Pgr van, auto, Aircare fully loaded ST#259 $4500 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4dr auto 4X4 runs good ST#221 $4900 2003 CADILLAC CTS 4dr sdn auto fully loaded ST#237 $4900 2002 BUICK GRANDVIEW 7 pass auto ST#214 $5900 2006 DODGE MAGNUM 4dr wagon auto fully loaded ST#106 $6900

1989 FORD E250 Van Amera camper van, fridge, stove, furn. bathrm. Only 142,000 km. New front brakes. Everything works. $5500 obo: (604)520-6512

T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

851

AGASSIZ

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

456

RECREATIONAL/SALE

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

APARTMENT/CONDO

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

636

838

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

625

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

Call Kristen 604-786-4663

Chilliwack restaurant for lease/sale, licensed. 20 years of established clientele. Price reduced - owner motivated! 604-799-5509

627 Tree removal done RIGHT!

ACREAGE

810

TRANSPORTATION

• No Qualification-Low Down • ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, HANDY MAN SPECIAL HOUSE, 3 bdrm. w/ 2bd. Suite,$1,588/MO.

TRANSPORTATION

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

RENT TO OWN

TRANSPORTATION

STOP RENTINGRENT TO OWN

DISPOSAL BINS

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

300

GARAGE SALES

9:00 am - 3:00 pm 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

700

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

Harrison Hot Springs

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

287

FURNITURE

ALL NEW Queen MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell. $150 - CALL: 604484-0379

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow yellow signs (6030 248 Street, Aldergrove)

OPEN Mon.- Sun. 8am to 6pm

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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FRUIT & VEGETABLES

STRAWBERRIES & RASPBERRIES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

191

FERTILIZERS

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

RENTALS

604-791-2124 or 604-791-2125 2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng. new B.J. & brakes. Inspected $8400obo 604-826-0519 2004 FORD WINDSTAR, 4 dr, fully loaded, AirCrd, looks new, asking $2500 obo. Phone 604-504-0932.

1986 - 33’ Empress Motorhome, 60,000 Km. Excellent cond., $14,000 obo. Phone 604-765-0182.

2005 GM SAVANA cargo van, V8, 128,000km. $10,800. (604)5875566

2003 Nash 24’ 5th whl, fully equip., no leaks or rot, slps 6, must see, $9200. (604)858-0904/366-2635

2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $9000/firm. 604-538-9257.


Saturday Morning Markets from 9am - 12pm July 14th, 21th, and 28th

Agassiz Farm fresh Market 2012 Thursdays 3 pm - 6 pm

16 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, July 13, 2012

Blackberry Lane

recipe of the week

FROM MARLENE’S KITCHEN Baked Oatmeal • 3/4 c. oil (or applesauce for a no fat, moist & flavourful option) • 1 1/2 c. brown sugar • 4 eggs • 6 c. oatmeal • 4 tsp. baking powder • 1 tsp. salt • 2 c. milk Mix all ingredients well by hand, then bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until edges of oatmeal is still warm. Cut into squares, serve with milk. Store covered in the fridge to warm up for your next healthy breakfast. Enjoy!

Blackberry Lane pies began over five years ago, when while raising their children, many people said that Marlene Wouda should sell her pies; they were that good! However, between milking cows and raising teenagers, there was never enough hours in a day. When a good friend purchased a restaurant in Harrison and approached Marlene about selling her pies to her, she thought “why not give it a try?” From there it just blossomed. You can find Blackberry Lane pies at several different stores and restaurants in the Fraser Valley. They take care in producing home-made, hand-made pies that contain carefully selected fresh (or frozen when not in season) fruit . . . they never use canned or filling in their pies! Everything coming out of the Wouda kitchen is from scratch and baked fresh weekly . . . and sometimes daily! They pride themselves on their flaky crust (which is Grandma’s secret recipe!) They make several different pies each week:

• Apple Cinnamon • Strawberry Rhubarb • Raspberry Peach • Blackberry Peach • Bumblefruit • Blueberry • Rhubarb • Blueberry & Rhubarb • Lemon Meringue • Coconut Cream • Lemon Meringue & Pumpkin (October through December) You can find these delicious pies at: Blackberry Lane B&B | 5877 Limbert Road Agassiz 604-796-9875

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

To advertise on this cost effective feature page please contact Chris at the Observer:

604.796.4301

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July 13, 2012 AHO Edition