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and drive over .05 for 30 years, but drop" in the number of impaired drinking drivers didn't lose their cases going to provincial courts, he licence until they hit the .08 mark. added. Until that point, all they Impaired cases were suffered was a 24-hour taking up half the court's roadside suspension. time in Chilliwack, he said, "People were getting and an average 33 per cent pretty casual about that," he in other courts around the said. province. But now that licences The proposed are being lost at .05, the I n d e p e n d e n t number of highway deaths Investigations Office was a attributed to drinking recommendation from the PENNER drivers has decreased. inquiry into the tasering "It looks like there are 23 death of of Polish immigrant people alive today in B.C. that would Robert Dziekanski by RCMP officers have been killed were it not for the in 2007. new 0.5 penalty," Penner said. Penner said as attorney-general There has also been a "dramatic he helped draft the legislation with

former judge Thomas Braidwood, who led the inquiry. The civilian-led IIO will be the "most independent model" in Canada, Penner said, and is supported by senior RCMP officials. Penner said he made a similar recommendation to Chilliwack RCMP officials in the late '90s after the local controversy over police handling of the in-custody death of 45-year-old Phil Ferguson. Ferguson had mental issues and was arrested in December, 2000 after making complaints about police treatment of the mentally ill. Police investigators found no

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Twenty-three people are alive today because of B.C.'s tougher drinking-and-driving legislation, Attorney-General Barry Penner told Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce members last Friday. And the Chilliwack-Hope MLA also spoke about the new civilian office that will investigate allegations of serious wrong-doing by the RCMP, a move he had suggested to local RCMP back in the late 1990s following controversy over police handling of an in-custody death in Chilliwack. Penner told the chamber members it has actually been illegal to drink

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Rescue crews kept busy all weekend Floating camper and broken plane just two of several calls for SAR crews Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

This weekend marked the start of the warmer weather, and that translated into a dramatic rise in search and rescue calls. “It’s been an incredibly quiet three months,” KentHarrison SAR member Neil Brewer said Tuesday, “then the flood gates opened.” They’ve been called out to at least six incidents in the past week, including the drowning of a Kenyan exchange student in Kawkawa Lake on Sunday. They ended up standing down for that call, Brewer said, contrary to earlier media reports that a Kent Search and Rescue diver was on scene. “Of course, we don’t even have a diver,” he said. Locally, they responded to a call on Saturday night that a man was lost in the Chehalis fish hatchery area. The man was fine, but Brewer said that area is a common one for lost day hikers. “It’s the Bermuda Tri-

angle,” he said. “You get in there and it’s horrendous, just two square kilometres of bush and swamp.” Also on Saturday night was a call to the Harrison East Forest Service Road to attend a dirt bike accident about 30 kilometres north. The ambulance was able reach the injured rider, though, so SAR was told to stand down en route. They received an interesting call from RCMP last Thursday. A camper was seen floating down the Fraser River, two kilometres upstream from the AgassizRosedale Bridge. Police wanted to ensure there was no one in the camper, and SAR members were called out to the river to look into the boat. “How it got into the Fraser River, we don’t know,” he said, but it did turn out to be empty. On Sunday night, they rescued a man and two small boys in a boat on Harrison Lake. The boat had broken down and the trio was fac-

ing sleeping in the small, open boat. But the man luckily had a working radio and called for help. “That would have been a cold night,” Brewer said. And then on Monday, the Cormorant Rescue helicopter was out in Harrison responding to a call that a float plane was broken down at the north end of the lake. It was also initially reported that the pilot had a dislocated shoulder. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria handled the call, and the helicopter was sent to pull the pilot off the beach. Brewer said the pilot turned out to be okay after all, and SAR members secured the plane so it wouldn’t float away. The May long weekend was a busy one, too. A Langley woman had paraglided into a 100 foot Douglas fire near Bridal Falls. She was brought down by SAR workers and suffered no major injuries. news@ahobserver.com

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A float plane broke down at the north end of Harrison Lake on Monday, resulting in a call for the Kent-Harrison Search and Rescue.

Reyerse appointed to tourism board The Board of Directors of the Harrison Tourism Society (Tourism Harrison) have announced the appointment of Robert Reyerse to the position of Executive Director for Tourism Harrison. Effective May 30, Robert assumed the responsibility for managing all aspects of the Harrison Hot Springs Destination Marketing Organization. Robert received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of BC followed by 10 years working with Deloitte Consulting in Vancouver and Toronto. During the last 12 years, Robert has operated his own consulting firm working with a variety of local businesses on strategy and marketing projects as well as consulting in the Netherlands with larger global companies. Since moving to Harrison, Robert REYERSE has been actively involved with the local business community and currently chairs the Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs Economic Development Commission. Ian Maw, chair of Tourism Harrison said “we are delighted to be able to appoint Robert to this position. He brings both general business knowledge which is important to running the Visitor Center and broad consulting experience which will prove invaluable in further developing Harrison’s marketing strategy.”

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police treatment of the mentally ill. Police investigators found no action while in custody that would have led to Ferguson's death. But family and friends of Ferguson were not so sure. "People were wondering how thorough the (RCMP) investigation was," Penner recalled. "There will always be some people who will be suspicious of that." "I'm not saying anything untoward happened necessarily, but there was some perception amongst the public that they may not get an accurate account of what took place, if the police were left to investigate themselves," he said. But his suggestion at the time that an outside agency review the RCMP investigation was "not deemed necessary or acceptable," Penner said. The new panel will also have civilian investigators. "The challenge, of course, is that some of these investigations can be quite complicated," Penner said, and civilians might not have the expertise needed. Until civilian investigators can be trained, former police officers will do "the ground-level investigations," he said. "Over time, we hope to train up civilian investigators with the necessary expertise," he said, to obtain the kind of evidence that will stand up in a court prosecution. The new legislation is expected to be passed by the legislature before the end of the summer, and the IIO in operation by the end of the year. rfreeman@theprogress.com

A police officer speaks with the driver of a car involved in a two-vehicle crash on Mt. Woodside last Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. A helicopter was initially called in to transport those involved in the crash to hospital, however, all occupants of both vehicles were walking around shortly after the incident. Both vehicles and the roadside barriers were damaged extensively in the crash. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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It's a great way to get out from under the paper clutter, and feed the hungry. Shred-It officials will destroy up to two file boxes of confidential documents for free at the the Spring Food Drive and Shred-athon at the Cottonwood Mall on Saturday, June 11. It's become a tradition with the efforts of Shred-It, City of Chilliwack, and Emterra Environmental, which make disposal of unneeded documents easier while supporting the food bank at the same time. It will be a timely event, said Don Armstrong, food bank coordinator at the Chilliwack Salvation Army. "Right now our food and cash reserves

are very low," he said. Officials will be accepting boxes of paper and food bank donations from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the mall parking lot. Cash donations always offer Sally Ann officials the best bang for their buck. "For every dollar donated, we can buy two dollars worth of food," said Armstrong. They're in that post-Christmas collection lull, and buying in bulk always helps them stretch a dollar. "For the first time last week and this week, we had to go buy bread instead of securing donations of it. Bread and potatoes are items we said we always wanted to include." he said. For some reason, the stores that used

to give them day-old bread have started reducing the merchandise and keeping it in-store. But a 28 per cent increase in demand for local food bank and soup kitchen services, from 2008 to 2011, is very significant, said Law. "We're seeing a lot of single parents with babies lately. "Also the highest level of food bank use for 2010 was reported across Canada," he said. Of course Chilliwack's reputation for its generosity is well-known, he said. "They always come on-board right away." Emterra Environmental will match cash donations to the food bank up to $500.

Resort Development Strategy The Village of Harrison Hot Springs is in the process of developing the new Resort Development Strategy as part of the Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI). The Village is seeking public input on the proposed draft 5 Year Resort Development Strategy. The draft Resort Development Strategy can be viewed on the municipal website: www.harrisonhotsprings.ca To learn more and to provide comments, please attend the Resort Development Strategy Open House at the Village OfĂ&#x20AC;ce on June 2, 2011 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Resort Development Strategy Public Open House June 2, 2011 3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m. Village OfĂ&#x20AC;ce 495 Hot Springs Road Further questions or comments can be addressed to Andre Isakov, Community and Economic Development OfĂ&#x20AC;cer at 604-796-2171 or email aisakov@harrisonhotsprings.ca before 4:30 p.m. on June 10, 2011.

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Mah earns kudos for work as CAO

District of Kent employee wins leadership award

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

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CAO Wallace Mah accepts an LGMA leadership award from District of Kent Mayor Lorne Fisher.

It’s always nice to be recognized for a job well done. But when you’re recognized by your peers and colleagues, it’s all the sweeter. Wallace Mah was recently honoured with a leadership award through the Local Government Management Association. While he’s currently the Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Kent, he’s held similar positions in the towns of Ucluelet and Smithers. It’s a combination of his work in all three communities that he was recognized for. And he’s thrilled that the recommendation came from the staff he works with today. “The leadership award identifies key people in our profession, in local government, that had a positive impact on our communities,” Mah said. “I’m sure there are quite a few people out there doing a good job. I think it’s a pretty high honour when your peers and colleagues recognize you for your work.” Mah was working in Ucluelet from 1990 to 1996, during the height of the Clayoquot Sound

Linden fan crosses the line Oasis owners fuming at theft of prized jersey

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

One hockey fan may be cheering on the Canucks this week wearing a stolen Trevor Linden jersey. Early Saturday morning, someone broke into Oasis Coffee and Bistro and took owner Jason Scott’s prized possession. Scott was given the jersey as part of a birthday present from his family, along with tickets to the game in which the beloved Canuck retired his number. The limited edition jersey was autographed by Linden, and included a special pin that was only given away during that game. “That jersey is irreplaceable and priceless,” Scott’s wife, Reese Ollmann said. “My husband was there at that game, and it was his prized possession.” Scott and Ollmann are huge hockey fans, and brought the jersey in to share their enthusiasm for the game with their staff and customers. They are feeling that

they were targeted by practiced thieves, who also nabbed their 50” flat screen TV off the wall. “They came between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., they took some sort of blunt object and hacked away at the wood frame until they got to the deadbolt,” she said. “They walked in a took the TV off the wall, and walked out with it, along with a little bit of cash.” The noise of the break-in, and the awk-

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portant thing is that jersey,” she said. “It’s a big deal.” The business hadn’t been alarmed because Ollmann and Scott were told that Agassiz is a fairly safe community. That all changed for the new business owners on Saturday. “It’s like Fort Knox now,” she said. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Agassiz RCMP detachment at 604-796-2211.

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wardness of hauling a television set so large, could have attracted attention. She is hoping someone will come forward with a tip for police. Ollmann comes into the bistro early in the morning, and was the first one to discover the break-in. She was heartbroken. “I come from a really big hockey family,” she said, adding that she’s a niece of Hockey Hall of Famer Darryl Sittler. “I think the most im-

movement. “One of the things we did there was the walking trail, and put in a new water system,” he says. The trail runs from Ucluelet to the Ucluelet Tofino junction. In Smithers, Mah was able to bring to fruition a 25-year dream to improve the local highway. “That was a pretty lengthy project,” he said, noting it took about two and a half years to accomplish. He facilitated negotiations between the ministry of highways, ICBC and the municipality. At the time, he said, the province was “downloading” a lot of responsibilities to local governments. That would have included a rundown section of Highway 16, which was badly in need of repair and was known as a high-accident area. They went into negotiations with the basis that “before they turned it over they should make a commitment to improve it,” Mah said. It was an $18 million project, and one of key highlights in his career so far. Here in Kent, he feels council and staff are making good progress, too. “The positive things I’m proud

of here are meeting the visionary goals of council here, completing the Breakwater project and putting in the two crosswalks that were desperately needed as a safety measure,” he said. But it doesn’t end with infrastructure. “Another big accomplishment was working with the First Nations on the memorandum of understanding,” he said. “We have a fantastic mayor and a superb council in terms of getting things accomplished. They’re goal driven and they allow staff the latitude to get things done.” He says working for local government is a job opportunity more people should consider when looking at schooling. His advice to young people is to academically pursue public administration through post-secondary institutions that offer the proper coursework, such as UVic, Malaspina or Camosun. “There’s opportunities in local government and not everyone pursues it because they don’t know what it entails,” he says. “But we are there to serve the public. That’s what we do.” news@ahobserver.com

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Phone law largely ignored

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When the provincial government brought in a new law banning the use of hand-held cell phones in 2010, most drivers complied with the law — at first. There was a general recognition that distracted driving was a serious issue. Several high-profile cases had revealed how inattention at the wheel resulted in deadly consequences, and there was also the feeling that police would be strictly enforcing the new law. There was added enforcement at first, in an attempt to get the message out that the law had changed. But police have many tasks to do, and much of their attention in the past eight months has been consumed with new drinking and driving laws, which can see drivers with blood alcohol limits of .05 lose their vehicles. It seems that the issue of distracted drivers has been overshadowed by the motorists who insist on driving after having too much to drink. While this a significant issue and leads to terrible consequences, as recently witnessed in Surrey, when an apparently drunk driver struck and killed a popular 22-yearold softball coach driving home from practice, it is not the only issue. It seems most people who were using their cell phones while driving have reverted back to their old habits. Langley RCMP set up an enforcement blitz last Wednesday. Of the more than 80 tickets handed out in short period, 21 were for use of hand-held devices. It seems that law or no law, people will not give up using their mobile phones, even at the risk of a fine and a ticket. Surely, drivers can learn to either do without them while driving, or if they find it absolutely necessary to use one, can spend a little money and have a hands-free device installed in their vehicles. – Black Press

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Selling the HST to the ‘me’ generation B.C. VIEWS

Tom Fletcher Even if all you care about is your own wallet, the harmonized sales tax just became an offer you shouldn’t refuse. Premier Christy Clark promised a “bold” fix for the HST, and she delivered. For months I have been arguing that the only way to overcome the wave of rejection caused by the panicked introduction of the HST is to offer a rate cut. I expected one per cent. Now if you vote to keep it, a second one-per-cent reduction will be largely financed by reversing some of the B.C. Liberals’ business tax cuts of recent years. It not only sweetens the deal for consumers, it’s great politics.

First, let’s look at it from a selfish, short-term perspective, the way some readers loudly remind me they view the world. If you vote next month to go back to the provincial sales tax, the 12-per-cent PST-GST on goods that you probably didn’t notice before will continue. If you have kids under 18 or are a senior living on less than $40,000 a year, you will be saying no to a $175-per-person bonus cheque. If you only care about yourself, you won’t care about the loss of HST credits to the poorest people in B.C. You won’t care about the province repaying Ottawa’s transition fund, or rebuilding a B.C. sales tax department to force business to convert their billing systems again. You won’t care about the competitive advantage given to Ontario, unless it costs you your job. When the B.C. government of the day has to cut services to pay for this disastrous reversal, you’ll

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denounce them for doing what you told them to do. You will get the government you deserve, which may include a PST extended to restaurant meals or haircuts, because the money has

“If you only care about yourself, you won’t care about the loss of HST credits to the poorest people in B.C.” to come from somewhere. When Clark’s HST “fix” was unveiled, it was the NDP’s turn to panic. They have painted themselves into a corner, and now face the prospect of arguing for a return to an archaic sales tax with a higher rate. And once again, Bill Vander Zalm and Chris Delaney tour B.C. in their Fight HST

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conspiracy clown car, refueled by $250,000 of public funds to campaign in the referendum. Their campaign of fear and ignorance is encountering heavy resistance at university and college campuses, however, as tax experts fact-check their claims on the spot. (They’ve added “rallies” in an effort to keep fear alive.) Delaney still raves about Europe being the cause of all this alleged human misery with their insidious Value Added Tax. Vander Zalm continues to mutter about a plot to establish world government through carbon taxes and the HST. It would be nice if the NDPFight HST crowd were concerned about the wave of retiring baby boomers that is starting to wash across the country. But they’re not. There are changes happening now in the B.C. economy that 1960s socialism and 1980s

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populism are not equipped to handle. The living standard of our children is going to be determined by how we deal with our aging, globalizing population, and this is one reason to understand a shift to consumption taxes. Fourteen months ago I wrote that more U.S. states are joining Washington, Hawaii and others with sales taxes on services as well as goods. Robert Kleine, treasurer for Michigan, explained it this way: “The basic thing is that we need to update our tax structure. We’ve got a 20th-century tax structure based on a different sort of economy. The tax base doesn’t grow as the economy grows.”

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Harrison’s fifth art show a ‘wow’ success

The 5th annual Harrison Art Show of 2011 was a great “wow” success. The attendance was great even though not everyone signed the guest book. The 350+ guests who did, filled it with only positive feedback during the two-day exhibition. We are so grateful for this interest as it gives encouragement to present the next year’s event. The display of this year’s artwork was fabulous. It was so amazing to witness the talents of the local artists. Often artists, seasoned or new, do not receive the accolades they deserve. The mandate of the show is to showcase the worth of these creators. You are remarkable and should be very proud. The atmosphere was magical in Memorial Hall. While studying with seriousness and concentration, some guests would engage in discussions and critiquing with others to interpret the artworks. The sales of paintings were an indication of the pleasures that art pieces generated reflecting the talents of the artists. The art show’s appearance was beautiful. The committee, Lynda Anderson, Loretta Douglas, Judy McKinnon, Linda Payette and Linda Shephard, who hung the paintings created a grand display. Argyle Garden Market added the finishing touch with their selection of plants, trees and pots of flowering annuals. This year the Harrison Art Show was very fortunate to have the internationally known and once local resident the gifted artist/author, David Maclagan, attend for the signing of one of his books It’s a Watercolour World. His books and paintings will become his legacy to the art world. His display of his artwork gave others such hope that creativity can reach such outstanding limits. David’s presence certainly gave people

the opportunity to reconnect with him or meet him for the first time. His generosity was appreciated as he donated a book for the art show’s draw. Thank you for everything, David! The Café, operated by Lesley Ward, was not only recognized for the homemade food but also as a place to relax and socialize with friends and new acquaintances. The Harrison Arts Show Committee sincerely extends their gratitude to all the sponsors for their generosity and support. The winners for the draws were Valerie Peart of Agassiz for the painting donated by Rose Marie Gordon, Ryan Smith of Delta for David Maclagan’s book “It’s A Watercolour World”, Jon Mansell of Vernon for the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory donation of chocolates, and both Nasser Bazaraam of N. Vancouver and Louise McGorman of Abbotsford for the Old Settler Pub t-shirts and gift certificates. Acknowledgement is also extended to the Roth Family, ReMax Nyda Realty and the Kent Harrison Art Council. After months of planning and tweaking, it is so amazing to watch how the Harrison Art Show evolves into a sight of beauty and appeal. The art committee was an absolutely remarkable group, committed to do whatever it took to make the art celebration memorable. It is so marvelous how volunteers came together and unselfishly contributed their time, ideas and efforts to create such a spectacular event. For fear of not including the remaining volunteers who supported the show, an overwhelming recognition and applause to everyone. You and your efforts are most appreciated.

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Other offerings at the centre this summer include a soccer player development camp with Challenger Sports British Soccer, on July 4 at the fairgrounds. There will be half and full day camps, open from ages six to 16. For more information on these and other summer activities, phone the centre at 604-796-8891. With just weeks until summer break, many parents may be wondering what to do with their children. The Kent Leisure/ Activity Centre has a number of tennis camps running this July which may answer that need. Instructor Greg Nelmes will lead children ages seven to 15 through the basics, as well as advanced skills for the game.

Kent leisure centre offers summer programs

The Agassiz Harrison Ladies Golf Club, pictured here, meet Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the Harrison Resort Golf Course. New members are always welcome. For more information, phone Marilee at 604-796-8337 or Jackie at 604-796-9320.

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Social! Economic! Culture! Environment! Kent elementary student Hannah Exley won the girls Grade 6 high jump at the District Track and Field meet on Thursday at Kent elementary. Other events included shot put, ball throw, long jump and long and short distance running.

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Swim clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new season Are you or your child born to be in the water? Are you looking for a challenge, or hoping to learn new swimming skills? Then the Agassiz Harrison Aquanauts want to meet you. The local swim club is open to swimmers of all levels, from those who have never swam, to those who have years of experience. Whole families are welcome to join the club, which meets competitive and non-competivitely depending on the needs and wants of each swimmer. There are six swim meets scheduled over the course of the summer throughout the Fraser Valley. Each swimmer can decide how many meets to participate in, including the Kristy Hatt Memorial, to be held June 18 to 19 this year in Agassiz. The group trains May through mid-August, Monday through Friday, at the Ferny Coombe pool in Agassiz. The club also has a development program for those who are under the age of six and have shown ability in swimming lessons. The only requirement for swimmers is that they are comfortable in the water. To find out more, visit them online at www.ahaswimclub.com.

Youth team needs paddlers Spirit of The Valley, sponsored by the Optimist Club and the Fraser Valley Dragon Boat club, is still looking for junior paddlers aged 13-18 years. The group paddles on Harrison Lake and will be entering two regattas this summer. All life jackets and paddles will be supplied. For more information, visit them online at www.fraservalleydragonboatclub.com

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Community Seabird soccer

Science for the whole family Kent elementary is inviting families out to get in science groove. The Night of Family Science is a free event, featuring spectacular live science shows from Science Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s professional demonstration team. Visitors can create and take home simple science projects at the make and take stations or experience sci-

ence phenomenon first hand by spinning like a figure skater and other fun science activities. Budding engineers will have the opportunity to test their paper airplane creation skills at the Iron Science competition. The interactive show will be in Agassiz on Wednesday, June 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kent Elementary.

Celebrate Canada Day in style

The Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team took on Cooper Island on Sunday afternoon in the consolation final, as part of the Seabird Island Festival. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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Plans are coming along for Canada Day celebrations in both Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz. July 1 is a Friday this year, and festivities are being planned throughout the day, starting at 8:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Harrison firehall and ending with fireworks over the lake at about 10 p.m. Also in Harrison that day are children's entertainers along the beachfront, ceremonies at noon complete with

Canada's birthday cake, and a performance by Treblehook in the early evening. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and carries through town. All business owners, organizations and community groups who are free at that time is welcome to take part in the parade. In Agassiz, Canada Day festivities will start at 11 a.m. with the official flag raising and cake cutting ceremony.

This will be followed by a street hockey game, a library writing contest and entertainment by Trevor McDonald. If you are able to donate time, money or prizes for the day's events, call the organizers in each community. In Harrison, it's Councillor Dave Harris at 604-796-2171 or dharris@harrisonhotsprings. ca. In Agassiz, contact Kimberly Goulet at 604796-8891 or kgoulet@ district.kent.bc.ca.

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Health

Concussion symptoms can be hard to notice It doesn’t take much to cause head injury

Picture this. A player, chasing the puck down the ice at breakneck speed, collides with another player who somersaults through the air, thuds onto the ice and lies still. Another player, sprinting down along the sideline to score what might be the winning touchdown, takes a hit on the side of his helmet, drops, and lies still. A little girl, testing how fast her new bike might go, slams into an unexpected pothole, falls off her bike, and lies still. In these three instances, loss of temporary consciousness is only one symptom of a brain injury or concussion caused by unnatural force being applied to the brain. While the brain is by far the most complex object on earth, it is soft and vulnerable with a consistency of firm pudding. It is also the best protected organ of the body. The first outside layer of protection is the skull, which acts as armour shielding the brain from blows. Next come the meninges, three membranes that surround the brain to keep it from being damaged by contact with the inside of the skull. For even more protection, the brain is bathed in cerebrospinal fluid that cushions it and supports its weight. But, when the head strikes against an object or a moving object strikes the head, the brain slams against the skull. The cerebrospinal fluid cannot cushion the impact and the trauma can potentially cause bleeding in the spaces surrounding the brain, bruise the brain tissue, or damage the nerve connections within the brain. Ironically, the sto-

ries of sports figures who have sustained repeated concussions are sending a message to Canadians about the seriousness of brain injury. However, what many Canadians might not know is that there are thousands of concussions every year. A 2006 study by neurologist Dr. Kevin Gordon at Dalhousie University in Halifax estimated

that there are 110 concussions per 100,000 Canadians annually. That translates into about 37,600 concussions, but this may be a lowball figure since many go unreported or undiagnosed. The consequence is that brain injury, combined with other diseases and disorders of the brain have become a major health challenge of this century because they can create a lifelong burden of care, impacting the individual, the family and society. There is an important reason to ensure that an appropriate helmet is worn for a particular activity and that it fits correctly. Research shows that the majority of serious brain injuries can be

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prevented by wearing a properly fitted helmet. The high incidence of concussion (estimated to be 200 per 100,000) among children and adolescents appears to suggest that these vulnerable groups are either not protecting their heads or are not protecting them correctly. Children and teens do fall and hurt their

heads with or without a helmet. In a 2004 February online Macleans article, Cathy Gulli writes: “But many parents don’t know their children have been brain injured, suspects Philip Schatz, a neuropsychologist at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia who studies concussion in youth: ‘Kids have sustained concussions and either they’re not aware of it or they haven’t told anybody about it.’ Children can’t articulate their symptoms, or they are confused with other conditions that cause vomiting, fatigue, and irritability, while teens and their parents might attribute them to adolescent drama.” By definition, a concussion is a mild, non

life-threatening injury. It can cause certain symptoms that may last minutes, hours, days, or months. You can have a concussion even if you were not unconscious. Common causes of a mild brain injury or concussion are falls, sports injuries, physical assaults and motor vehicle crashes. The signs (seen by family, friend, coworkers, coach, etc.) and the symptoms (felt by the person) of a concussion can be hard to notice. Symptoms may start hours or, rarely, days later. The top five symptoms of concussion are: loss-of-consciousness, dizziness or disorientation, headaches, nausea or vomiting, dinging or buzzing sounds immediately after injury, and seeing stars on impact and, later, double or blurry vision. A very young child may not want to eat or nurse, may have lost a learned skill (for example, toilet training), or may have a highpitched cry or change in their cry. If your child gets a concussion, he/she should stop playing his/ her sport right away. He/she should not be left alone and should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible that day. If your child is knocked out, call an ambulance to take him/ her to a hospital immediately. Do not move your child until the paramedics arrive. The signs and symptoms of concussion often last from seven to 10 days but may last much longer. In some cases, children may take many weeks or months to heal. Having had previous concussions may increase the chance that a child may take longer to

heal.Montreal neuropsychologist, Dr. David Ellemberg, is currently conducting the world’s largest study of the impact of concussions on children, research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He states: “There’s no pill to cure concussions – the key to recovery is brain rest… “If we take the proper precautions after a concussion we can significantly reduce the impact of the concussion on the brain.” This means that children

who experience a mild concussion playing sports should not return to the game until they are symptom-free for one week. They should also avoid tiring mental activity – including going to school and intensive play – for that week. Wouldn’t the smartest precaution be to avoid getting a concussion in the first place? Protect your head. June is Brain Injury Awareness month in Canada. To support and inform our community about brain injury, the

Agassiz Community Health Centre, along with representatives from the Fraser Valley Brain Association, will be hosting a public information day on Thursday, 23 June from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public library. If you bring along the helmet you wear for biking or other activities, the on-site professionals will help you fit or show you how to fit your helmet correctly. Submitted by the Agassiz Community Health

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Grade 11 Brooke Bobb-Reid Greg Dumas Taishyo Hampton Andrea Malloway Hailey Moore Laura Reyerse Galen Schram Sam Shah

Grade 12 Meagan Dean Nam Kyung Hwang Jamie Lakerveld Andrew Leijen Melissa Major Nikica Nikolic Andy Phillips Ian Schram B Honours Grade 7 Ignacio Aguirre Tamara Andrew Chase Bestwick Lindsey Debruin Leif Forge Millar Fredrickson Emerson Harvey Michaela James Carla Lyoness Shareena Malhi Teagean McNeil Kayla Myles Christie Olsen

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Justin Paul Autumn White Grade 8 Brandon Baboth Rachel Brown Kate Flom Elizabeth Gordon Jeremy Harris Reese Jacobi Kendra John Michelle Pollock Wesley Reimer Alex Robertson Amber Ruddell Claudia Sanchez Ashley Sicard Esme Van Paridon Melissa Vermette Brooke Visser Kristen Walton Grade 9 Logan Baxter Dennis de Jong Adrienne Ferguson Alexandra Gillis Megan Harder Mitchel Heaton Brylee James Faylen Jenkins Tyler Kafi Sabrina Khan Siequa McNeil-Bobb Jessica Souliere Lyndon Striker Tianna Stuyt Eric Theede Grade 10 Robbie Allen Amanda Boorman Mikah Bresland Kimberly de Jong

Rachael DePatie Shelby Dodd Gabe George Tommy Hrynkiw Montana Key Ryosuke Kobayashi Spencer McColl Zackery McNeil-Bobb Grant Morley Eric Paterson Richard Paul Ashton Penner Heidi Sanchez Venina Senn Jason Staiger Riley Wallace Grade 11 Adam Briscoe Hailey Brown Josh Cradock Alicia Ellsworth Anthony Fehr Joseph Gadsby-Haner Cameron Graham Tristan Harris David Kerr Emma McNeil Brian Meger Nakeisha Moore Kassandra Morin Kelsey Neudorf Warren Point Erika Reid Kelsey Weston Grade 12 Hillary Andrew Sonny East Francois Gaudet Caleb Hardy Kai James-Point Evan Janzen Roxy Joseph Carissa LaFond

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Grade 10 Leanne Bodnar Brooke Duncan Simon Fast Kieran Forge Jae Min Hwang Eric Klody EJ Link Kimberly Peterson Brieanna Robotham Hillary VanderEijk

Summer Smith Courtney Striker Trevor Van Laerhoven Devan Vander Wyk Brandon Wolkosky Karsen Yolland

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Honour Roll Grade 7 Taylor Lees Jacob Lucki Braydon Peters Aika Rasmussen Janelle Ryan Euan Sayo Hayden Simon Sydney Vander Wyk Brennan Walker Ian Wilson

Kaelin Duncan Desireah Eustache Maggie Eustache Kimberly Garcia Esa James-Point Nicole Johnson-Jensen Kristen Kohuch Anna-Marie Ryan Emma Schram Mackenzie Van Dijk

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The following is a list of this termâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A honour roll, B honour roll and effort roll students from Agassiz elementary secondary school. The list is run as a courtesy to the school.

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Jennifer Lee Joyce Leppington Kevin Nadorozny Clayton Pelletier Anthony Pietila Angela Prosser Caci Schlechter Travis Scott Kyle Staiger Walter Thompson Tamra Vantil

Tom Hrynkiw Eric Klody EJ Link Grant Morley Eric Paterson Richard Paul Kim Peterson Brie Robotham Heidi Sanchez Venina Senn Hillary VanderEijk

Effort Roll Grade 7 Derek Bobb Lindsey Debruin Taylor Lees Jacob Lucki Carla Lyoness Keith Machelle Braydon Peters Aika Rasmussen Janelle Ryan Euan Sayo Sarah Sisson Sydney Vander Wyk Brennan Walker Karen Walton Autumn White Ian Wilson

Grade 11 Brooke Bobb-Reid Adam Briscoe Greg Dumas Alicia Ellsworth Cameron Graham Taishyo Hampton Andrea Malloway Emma McNeil Brian Meger Hailee Moore Nakeisha Moore Kassandra Morin Kelsey Neudorf Laura Reyerse Galen Schram Sam Shah Summer Smith Courtney Striker Trevor Van Laerhoven Devan Vander Wyk Kelsey Weston Karsen Yolland

Grade 8 Zachariah Callander Megan Debruin Kate Flom Carl Graham Elisha Johnson-Jensen Eric Peterson Michelle Pollock Hunter Ramey Alex Robertson Brooke Visser Grade 9 Kaelin Duncan Desireah Eustache Maggie Eustache Adrienne Ferguson Kim Garcia Megan Harder Nicole Johnson-Jensen Josh Regehr Anna-Marie Ryan Emma Schram Jessica Souliere Tianna Stuyt Eric Theede Grade 10 Robbie Allen Leanne Bodnar Amanda Boorman Mikah Bresland Angela Charlie Kim de Jong Rachael DePatie Shelby Dodd Brooke Duncan Simon Fast Kieran Forge

Grade 12 Hillary Andrew Brittany Crouteau Meagan Dean Karlien de Brouwer Tisha Bryant Sonny East Francois Gaudet Shayla Harry Caleb Hardy Nam Hwang Kai James-Point Evan Janzen Roxy Joseph Carissa LaFond Jamie Lakerveld Andrew Leijen Joyce Leppington Melissa Major Kevin Nadorozny Nikica Nikolic Nicole Nuttall Clayton Pelltier Andy Phillips Anthony Pietil Caci Schlechter Ian Schram Travis Scott Kyle Staiger

The Hero In YouÂŽ education program offers a series of FREE curriculum-linked lesson plans (grades 4-7) aimed to motivate children to ďŹ nd the champion within themselves. In addition, teachers can request a FREE classroom presentation delivered in-person by a Hall of Fame athlete!

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YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR CLASSIFIEDS.

Ag assiz ❖ Harr ison

Phone: 604.796.4300 Fax: 604.796.2081 Email: kerry@bcclassified.com After-Hours Call Centre: toll free: 1.866.575.5777 Monday to Friday: 8:30am-5:00pm Open Early. Open Late. Saturday: 9:00am-3:00pm FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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OBITUARIES

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PERSONALS

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BREMER Estelita Estelita Bremer passed away on May 10th 2011 at home at the age of 62 years. She was born January 3rd 1949. She is survived by her husband James Bremer, four step-children: Errett (Wilma) Bremer, Lisa (Ken) Roos, Judy Bremer & Jerry Bremer, numerous step-grandchildren & great step-children, 9 brothers & sisters and 8 brother-in-laws & sister-inlaws. She was predeceased by her father Domingo Salanguit & mother Petra Perez & two nieces. A Viewing for family and friends was held on Thursday, May 19th 2011 at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, May 20th 2011 from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Agassiz, at 11:00 a.m. Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com

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COMING EVENTS

Show & Sale Sat June 11th 10 A.M - 5 P.M Sun June 12th. 10 AM - 4 PM Abby. Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Dr. in the Cadet Building • Adults $4 • Kids $2 • Children under 5 Free • Family $10 (2 adults & up to 3 kids) Visit: www.bcreptileclub.com

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INFORMATION

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TRAVEL

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION AUTOMOTIVE

GRADUATING? The trades are a great career choice! Consider becoming an automotive service technician at Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta. APPRENTICE OR LICENSED candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, benefits. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403-854-3141 or email: chrysler@telusplanet.net

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for FREE seminar, www.travelonly.ca, 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020.

COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your FutureBe the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing 1-888-570-0892 Must Sell Could YOU use a few hundred dollars a day? If you can read and speak, YOU’RE HIRED! No selling! 1-800-446-3268 www.babystepstoyourmoneytree.com JEWELLERY SALES OPPORTUNITY! New line to Canada, trendy, very affordable! Work from home, pick your hours, earn great money & vacations. Contact Josanne for catalogue & information 403-9704141.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

2 Logging truck drivers wanted for Agassiz, Mission area. Clean drivers abstract, 2-3 references, and 5-10 years experience. Contact Brad at 250-851-1210 F/T Class 1 roll off driver Lower Mainland must have exp and be physically fit. 3:00-4:00 Am start times. Please fax resume and abstract to 604-607-8834

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DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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CELEBRATIONS

Congratulations on your yo graduation, Melissa!

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EDUCATION

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 BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST. Help people, love your work, earn a great living. Hybrid disbcclassified.com tance/on-campus learning. Monthly or weekly classes in Calgary or Edmonton. Instructors successful RMTs. Financial aid available. 1866-491-0574. For Open House dates: www.mhvicarsschool.com. www.remedialmassageschool.com

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work & Paid Surveys is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com LS McLELLAN TRUCKING is looking for OWNER OPERATORS with min 5 years experience. SIGN UP BONUS must have clean abstract, FAST card or passport. Steady year round work. Fax resumes 250-4172982 or call Ken at 250-417-2988 Email ken@lsmclellantrucking.com

SUMMER DOES NOT MEAN LABOUR $9 - 20/hr 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

The Lemare Group in Port McNeill requires a payroll clerk/accounts payable to join our dynamic, fast paced environment. Your skill set should include strong organization, effective time management, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, computer literate and accounting knowledge. Please fax resumes to 250-956-4888 or email: jcornin@lemare.ca.

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HELP WANTED

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a grapple yarder operator, hook tender, and chaser for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250-956-4888.

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HOME STAY FAMILIES

HOMESTAY 4 Japanese stds Jul25-Aug5 at SJB (Abby). $58/nt 2/pl. Tanya: tdoubleday@shaw.ca or call 604 312 8289

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

SASQUATCH INN IS LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED LINE COOKS, & BARTENDERS AND SERVERS(Server experience an asset but will train). Competitive wages, excellent benefits include dental & extended health. P/T & F/T must be able to work evenings and weekends. Drop off resume to: The Sasquatch Inn, 46001 Lougheed Hwy, Harrison Mills, BC, or email sasquatchinn@shaw.ca

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS ACCOUNTING TRAINEES Needed now! Large & Small firms seeking certified A & P Staff now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement available 1-888-424-9417

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

CRANE OPERATORS Required immediately for our twenty seven year old well established Lower Mainland Company with a large fleet of cranes and boom trucks. You MUST have a ticket and be experienced with a class 1 driver’s license. We offer a great work environment and the opportunity to succeed.

If you would like to join our team, please e-mail: eamon@megacranes.com or fax: 604-599-5250 No calls please. DOOR Pro is looking for an experienced commercial installation and service person. If you know commercial sectional and rolling doors, motor openers, underground parking gates, slide and swing gates, we would like to talk to you. Door Pro is customer service focused and is looking for people that are good technicians, good with people and take pride in their work. If you want to join a great group of door people, email your resume to mikep@doorpro.ca, or fax 604-5728960. Questions? call Mike at 604597-4040. www.doorpro.ca WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: jhoward@doallmetal.com Fax: 306-634-8389

Advertising Sales Consultant The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, June 3, 2011 to: Jean Hincks, Advertising Director The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to admanager@langleytimes.com No phone calls please.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Own A home? Need Money? Get Mortgage Money Fast! Quick, Easy, Confidential No credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

Call 604-328-6409 Origin Home Financial Partners Matt Sadler - www.mattsadler.ca

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CLEANING SERVICES

MAGIC WAND Will Clean Your House/Office to “Sparkle” Equipped supplied, bonded. (not Sardis) Cell 604-316-7560

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ELECTRICAL

#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

Organic

Mushroom Manure (Spring Special) $30/a pick up load (picked up) (604)794-3388

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HANDYPERSONS

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 1-855-240-5362 or 604-832-1053

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TREE SERVICES

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW

✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certified Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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EQUESTRIAN

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

LANDSCAPING

FEED & HAY

HAY 1st 2nd, 3rd & 4th cuts, between 4000-5000 bales, from dairy farm, Agassiz. $5.50-7.50/bale. (604)796-2886 (604)793-3992

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PETS

American Cocker Spaniel pups, p/b CKC registered, health tested, champion parents. $1000. Email: for info abbykryst@shaw.ca view: www.abbykrystcockers.com. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, bluehealer puppies, born April 26.,vet checked, 1st shots, working parents, $550. Call (604)860-4400

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Beautiful Golden Retriever Pups-1st shots. Dewormed. Farm Raised. Avail June 4th. $575: 604-463-9841

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BORDER COLLIE pups. 1st shots & worming. Ready to go. Both parents to view. $450. 604-782-8571

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

BICHON/YORKIE-X 10wks vry cute vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, 1 male 1 fem. $550/ea (Sry) 604-580-2186 BLACK LAB puppies, 4 M. 2 F. Family raised, ready to go. $350. Phone (604)703-1388. (Chilliwack)

BOSTON Terriers CKC reg Vet ck 1st shots Rep Breeder avail now 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 BOXER PUPS, (white) M/F, micro chipped, dewormed, shots, good family dog. 604-463-4602 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 COCKATIEL, Two females. Comes with large cage. $200 obo. Call 604-763-6912 ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS CKC reg puppies. Champ lines. Tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready June 12. $1200 peterandskye@gmail.com. 250-392-1440 GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls

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! www.paintspecial.com “

Wanted: 1000 Saints All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. www.1000saints.ca MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

BUILDING SALE... “”Rock Bottom Prices!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. MOULDING,FLOORS,DOORS and More!!! Ultra LOW builder pricing on Moulding,Laminate and Engineered Flooring,Interior and Exterior Doors.Public Welcome.I would have to double and triple my prices to match the big box stores. Monday to Friday 7:30-5:00,Sat 9:00-5:00 Unit #106 6448 148 Street,Surrey 604-889-2840 blake@ultramoulding.com SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

523

UNDER $100

560

MISC. FOR SALE

WILF CARTER and many more oldtime country music favourites. CDs, DVDs. Free 48 page catalogue. Music Barn, Box 3160-h, Markham, ON L3R 6G5. www.countrymusictreasures.com/news.html Toll-Free 1-800-984-0047.

563

MISC. WANTED

INSULATOR collection wanted. Telephone & Railway types. Prefer a large amount. 250-539-2031

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 40” High Piano, Henry Herbert by Mason Rich - needs tuning. $500/obo. 604-531-9842

REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

1735 #9 Hwy, Agassiz 1bdrm apt. fridge, stove, balcony, pets negot. avail June 1 $600 Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 792-0077

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

AGASSIZ-LAND & BEAUTIFULLY

renovated 2 bdrm mobile home. New from the studs in! Includes all new windows, new insulation, new oak hardwood floors, new drywall and much more. Come & look! Own your own land for $149,900!! Phone for pics: 604-798-1952 Mt Woodside, Agassiz NEW heat pump, new roof, new windows, and new laminated wood floors. Close to schools, airport, golf courses, college, ski hill Please call (250) 334-6768

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE 630

KITTENS 8 wks. old, 2 long hair, 1 short hair tabbies, litter trained, well socialized. $30/ea. 604-533-3954. LAB RETRIEVER PUP, yellow, female $400. 1st/2nd shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 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 PRESA CANARIO pups, $700$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525 Puppies: German Shepherd Cross, shots, dewormed. Free Vet Check. $150/obo. 583-6123/ 604-537-5254

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

RETRIEVER / LAB puppies, family raised, vet checked, first shots, $550 each. Call (604)869-0424

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

TOY POODLE puppies. 2 apricot, 1 white. Adorable. Ready to go July 1.$700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)

ROTTI PUPPIES, Male & Female. All shots and dewclaws. $500 each. Ready June 3rd. 604-767-4793

Used Lumber, 6x6, 2x8, 1x4, 1x6, windows, doors; all very cheap. Call (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Tempered glass 34”x76” x 28”x76” for pool, hot tub, greenhouse, $40 Call (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Little Chief smoker, insulated plywood box, new manual push reel mower. $50 choice (604)796-6661

530

FARM EQUIPMENT

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

533

FERTILIZERS

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

548

FURNITURE

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

• Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 Avail • 10 year warranty Retail $1,399! Liquidation $560 incls. taxes. Call: 604.807.5864

552

GARDEN EQUIPMENT

DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

LOTS

LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

636

640

OKANAGAN

*SPECTACULAR* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At it’s Best! 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.

ONLY $729,000: Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends! 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398 Email: dlklitch@telus.net For more details

WEBSITE:

okhomeseller.com Listing # 26628

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$550/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132

YARD SALE

9am - 2 pm

Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5

9 am - 3 pm 219 Balsam Ave., Harrison Hot Springs Toys, new & used clothes, tools washer & dryer, dishwasher, chainsaw, fridge & stove, dvds & more!

GARAGE SALE

9 am - 3 pm

1534 Pinewood Drive in Agassiz High end pool table, foosball table, household items & lots more

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

AGASSIZ

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

604-796-8760

736

HOMES FOR RENT

HARRISON, 3/bdrm home with great room & den. Large dble garage. Xtra workshop in garage. $1400/mo. Avail July 1. Large fenced yard in quiet subdivision. 3 blocks to beach. 1 block to school. (604)852-1655 or 604-853-4941

750

SUITES, LOWER

CLAYTON 2 br bsmt suite $875 , N/S N/P all util w/d. Resp. persons scuzzoe@hotmail.com 604 839 3678

752

TOWNHOUSES

AGASSIZ- Newly reno’d 1150 sq ft T/H. 2 BD/1.5BA. 5 appl., carport, N/P, N/S $ 865/m (604)796-3523

APARTMENT/CONDO

$550.00 Updated one bedroom,elevator,new laundry facili- ties,storage locker,parking & walk- ing to downtown amenities.One month free & discount to seniors 65+. Pet friendly. 778-918-9062.

GARAGE SALES

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH

RECREATIONAL

NEW PRICE: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599.

551

GARAGE SALE

Agassiz

MORTGAGES

50% CO-OWNER SOUGHT for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 604-669-2248 www.one4yacht.com

GARAGE SALES

#5 - 1548 MacKay Cres,

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

RV SITES

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

551

WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!!

2- s/s R.V. lots for sale at Emory Creek Private Campground - Hope area - hydro - water hook-ups campfires ok - 24/7 caretaker - enjoy all the outdoor activities -$29,500 each 604 588-7416 or sylvia.graham@shaw.ca

Table & chairs, coffee & end tables, Black w/ glass tops. 2 matching lamps, Exc Cond. $100 796-3658

456

MISC SERVICES

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

DOLLAR DEALS! Get a three line ad to sell you $100 or under item for just $2/ week! Call 604.796.4300

knoke trucking

317

477

Adjustable, sectional heavy metal shelves for home or shop. 2’x4’x8’-5 adj. shelves. $60/section 796-6661

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

300

PETS

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

GARDENING

Dan Knoke Trucking

287

Thursday, June 2, 2011

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309 INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com

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.


Thursday, June 2, 2011 TRANSPORTATION 818

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

1990 CADILLAC Allante convertible white, â&#x20AC;&#x153;rareâ&#x20AC;?, 2 seater, 155,000 kms Must sell. $6,900. 604-309-4001 1995 BUICK Regal Gransport, 2 dr, 178K, leather, new starter/battery, well maint. $1,500. 604-814-2474 1997 BUICK PARK AVE loaded, leather, heated seats new brakes & tires, private. $4900. 778-565-4230 1998 Neon, exc cond in & out, mech well-maint, aircâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 2yrs, asking $2500. Call (604)858-2905 2000 Buick Century Ltd. V-6, 4 dr. air, pdl. pw. pwr. seat, C/D, mags, great shape! $2650 (604)556-4242 2000 FORD MUSTANG - 187,000 KMS. Fully loaded. No accidents. 5spd. $3200: (778)344-0027 2000 LASABRE LTD. All options, certiďŹ ed. Grand Touring. pkg. 124K Spotless. $5900 778-565-4334 2000 MALIBU, only 93,000 K, 3.1 L mtr., auto, air, good cond, $2,900 obo. Call (604)751-5786. 2003 BUICK LeSABRE Custom. 107,000 kms, 1 owner, no accâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Bronze mist metallic. Very well maintained. Power passenger seat, loaded with power accessories. $5,495 obo. 604-859-5433 2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, loaded, showroom cond, 47K. $31,000 obo. 604-805-4545

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

830

Meet the Pros J u n e

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

2006 NORTHSHORE 30ft Travel trlr dble 36â&#x20AC;? slide w/rear bunk beds full load $19,900. 604-819-3803

851

2007 Starcraft Centennial 3612 tent trailer. $10,500. obo. Every option available. 604-853-1448 2008 NASH 22 GQ, Q. size bed, fully loaded, like new, must sell, $16,500. (604)850-1684/ 866-2179

2008 SALEM T25FLSLE

Microwave, electric slide, create a breeze fan, awning, counter extension. $16,995 (Stk.30852A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2009 TRAIL-LITE 248BH

RECREATIONAL/SALE

TRUCKS & VANS

1988 Chevrolet 1500. 305 V8. Automatic. Very good condition. $3500 OBO. 604-853-1352 (Abbotsford) 1993 FORD FLARESIDE s/box, 5 spd, 5L, alarm system, $3200 obo Call for info & pics (604)832-0435 1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500 obo. Phone (604)463-2507 2002 CHEV VAN Commercial vehicle, A/C, 100K, interior like new AirCared, $8300/obo 604-598-0405. 2002 Ford Lariat 2500 7.3 turbo diesel, 139,000k, leather, heated, loaded, new tires & batt., cap, exc cond. $19,500. (604)793-3780 2003 DODGE CARAVAN, 7 pass. V6, aircared for 2 yrs. 120,000 kms. $4500 obo. 604-308-4349. 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trax, 2wd, 105km, tuxedo box cover, silver grey, $9500. (604)824-5938

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

THE

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RENOVATOR

BOATS

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; FIBERGLASS HURSTON DEEP V. 45 HP, Mercury Mainer. Full canopy, new seats, anchor, down riger, life jackets, (seen no salt water), good trailer. Very clean & maintained. $3,750. obo. 604997-3113 aft 5 pm. ALUM. BOAT WANTED 10 12 or 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; with our w/o motor or trailer. Will pay cash 604-319-5720.

Fiberglass & Wood Decking Laminate Flooring Framing

AM/Fm/CD/DVD & LCD TV, outside shower, power awning, enclosed-heated tanks. $29,995 (stk.28865) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 1971 Holiday Travelaire trl 17ft, slps 4 + child bunk, toilet, exc cond $2800 obo. 604-824-4872

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

Notice To Creditors And Others

TELSTAR WINDOW SERVICE LTD.

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PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES

BOBCAT SERVICES

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

Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 C 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

â&#x20AC;ş New Custom Cabinetry â&#x20AC;ş Quality Cabinet Refacing â&#x20AC;ş Countertops

CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT PATRON PARTICIPATION ENTERTAINMENT FOR FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE

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

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS

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KELLY AT

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of William Peebles Harrison are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the attention of the Executors, Douglas Harrison and Dena Doolan, in care of Ronald Bogusz, Nasmyth Morrow & Bogusz, Barristers & Solicitors, #105-465 Ward Street, Nelson, BC, V1L 1S7, on or before July 15, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

PAWS DOG GROOMING

Finishing

604.819.1936

Re: The estate of WILLIAM PEEBLES HARRISON, deceased, late of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

SOFT TOUCH

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

Microwave, 3 burner stove, awning, outside shower & more. $15,995 (stk.30399A)

2011 EVER-LITE 31RLS

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2005 Cougar 29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slps 6, 2 slides, exc cond.,1994 Citation 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slps 6, exc cold. (604)824-7949 / 703-6689

MOTORCYCLES

1988 PACE Arrow Motorhome Class A 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 83,000 miles, 4 new tires, solar panel, generator, add-aroom, 2single beds, lrg bath/shower asking $12,500/obo. 604-850-3732.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

1988 1500 Honda Gold Wing.15,280k. Runs grt, must sell, garage kept, lots of extras $7000 obo (604)316 0528

838

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1997 MIRADA 30QB

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1997 HONDA PRELUDE, 2 door, auto. Aircared. 187,000 kms. Good shape. $3900. 604-308-4349. 1998 VOLVO V70 Wagon, maint. up to date. All options you need. 187kms. $5198. (778)241-3315 2001 Hyundai Tiburon. Exc. cond. 2 door coupe, silver. Manual shift, fully loaded. $4500 obo 604-826-7128 2005 HONDA Civic, auto, 2dr, No accidents, great cond. 230kms, lady driven. $5800. (778)855-6037 2007 HONDA Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr, grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no accid, $10,500. 604-793-3819. 2009 Honda Civic, 36,000k, orig owner, mint cond., very nicely equip., $16,900. (604)858-6590 2010 Nissan Versa 4 dr H/B, full load, 38,100km, wholesale 11,995, exc. cond. (604)793-5520 (5961) 2010 SMART CAR - Passion model. 5000 kms. Black. Automatic. Asking $9000 ďŹ rm. 604-538-4883.

TRANSPORTATION

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

31â&#x20AC;&#x2122; length overall 3 burner stove, microwave, awning, A/C & more. $19,995 (Stk.21461B) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND! rd

Fri. June 3 th & Sat. June 4

WIN 1 of 6 trips to Vegas!

+ $500 worth of casino chips with each trip! Includes all entries from Agassiz Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store. Winners will be announced in the newspaper and contacted by phone.

Friday night rock out to the band Treble Hook

Saturday night don’t miss the band Bought the Shirt

3 draws on Fri. 3 draws on Sat.

Daily Beverage Specials Pints under $4 Hi Balls & Shots under $3 ALL Sports Events Televised Catch the next UFC June 11th 12 Screens plus a 150” BIG SCREEN

/2 Price Appies

1

EVERY DAY (from 3-6 pm)

OPEN EVERY DAY 11 AM - 1 AM 7215 PIONEER AVE., AGASSIZ 604.491.1122

Delicious Daily Lunch Specials UNDER $8 Friendly Staff | Live Entertainment

GREAT FOOD. GOODTIMES.

GO CANUCKS GO!

June 2, 2011  

Life in Agassiz Harrison BC