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A murder charge has finally been laid in the case of a Mountain Institution inmate found dead in his cell shared with another prisoner. Michael Wayne McGray, 45, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Jeremy Michael Phillips on Nov. 23, 2010. While the case of one dead prisoner found in a locked cell with another live prisoner might seem open and shut to the public, police

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going anywhere, he added. Had the murder happened in the community, police would have put a higher priority on the evidence sent to the forensic lab for analysis. "We felt comfortable in taking out time, using our favours from the lab for other priorities," he said. Prison officials have refused to disclose why McGray, a serial killer from Moncton, New Brunswick with six murder convictions, was transferred from the maximumsecurity prison at Kent to the medium-security facility at

Mountain. Phillips reportedly asked prison officials to move him out of the cell shared with McGray because of concerns for his safety. Phillips was halfway through a six-year, nine-month sentence for aggravated assault when he died. He was also reportedly from the same Moncton area as McGray. It's not certain when McGray will make his first court appearance in Chilliwack. He is not currently housed in B.C., according to prison officials.

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Local RCMP have issued a safety reminder for those heading to the outdoors, following a spike in reports of lost and injured hikers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hiking is a great form of exercise and can be a great outdoor event for friends and family,â&#x20AC;? a press release said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recently in the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment area, there have been many reports of hikers being lost or injured.â&#x20AC;? While they say hiking is generally not considered a dangerous activity, there are times that you may find yourself a long way from â&#x20AC;&#x153;civilizationâ&#x20AC;? and an injury or something else could occur. In order to keep your hiking safe, Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP would like hikers to consider the following safety tips: T Do not hike alone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; This is not always needed, such as when you are taking a short hike through your local park. If you are going to hike into the forest, a canyon or some more hazardous area you should never go alone. Hiking with a partner has many advantages. You are less likely to become anxious when confronted with a problem or setback. You can also assist each other on getting up steep inclines or across streams that could prove dangerous if you were alone. There is also the consideration that if one of you get injured the other will be there to help or go for help. T Plan ahead â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Make sure you know as much

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More trees destroyed in Agassiz District says they’ll replant in the fall

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

More trees have been destroyed throughout downtown Agassiz, and District of Kent staff are hoping someone can help them find the culprit. At least four trees have been snapped in half over the past six weeks, in various areas around town. One was a golden black locust in Pioneer Park, which the District’s gardener Scott Hurst said was a replacement tree planted last fall. Another two trees were destroyed on Vimy Road, which Hurst also planted last fall. And the fourth was an ornamental plum on Morrow Road, across from the townhouse development that’s currently in construction. That tree wasn’t just snapped in half, but had each branch pulled

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down first. Hurst said the destruction won’t keep the District from planting more trees, and they are planning to replace the damaged ones in the fall. “We are trying to keep our tree canopy growing,” he said. “Whatever’s destroyed, we’re replacing.” Trees are best planted in the fall, he said, so they can gain good root growth through the winter.. This is not the first time vandals have killed trees within Agassiz. Last Remembrance Day, Hurst was disheartened by the destruction of several trees in Vimy Park. They were planted just in time to show off the new cenotaph for the ceremonies, but were destroyed the day before. The District is asking that anyone with infor-

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Opinion A step toward Senate reform

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There is some irony that as Liberal MLA John Les introduced a bill that might lead to the election of Senators in B.C., Prime Minister Stephen Harper was appointing new members to the upper house. Ironic because it was the Reform Party – precursor to the current Conservatives – that brought the idea of substantial Senate reform closer to reality than ever before. It was, in fact, a key part of the Reform platform: A Senate that was equal, elected, and effective. Although that concept of the “Triple E” Senate has since been tempered by political realities (like reopening the constitutional debate), reform remains a goal for many politicians. Of course, what to do with the Senate has been a Canadian pastime for decades. Many, including the opposition NDP see little use for this “house of sober, second thought” and would rather see it abolished. Others see it as a chance to improve the democratic process in Canada. John Les is one of those. “I think by far the majority of people would prefer to elect a Senate,” Les says. He’s right. For too long the Canadian Senate has had all the appearance of a private club, where its promise of lifetime membership was seen as the ultimate reward for party fidelity. It has been political tradition for the Prime Minister of the day to stock the Senate with selections who were sympathetic to the governing party’s views. Prime Minster Harper faced that same accusation when he recently appointed three new members to Senate – all Conservative candidates who were defeated in the recent federal election. Still, there is hope. It is expected that the Conservatives will introduce changes that will give provinces greater say over how candidates are chosen. The Private Member’s Bill introduced by MLA Les serves as an important step toward that necessary reform. – Black Press

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Tax my car, not my income

B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher I recently bought a used vehicle. Bitter experience with used cars sold privately led me to make the purchase at an established, reputable dealership, and I’m pleased with the result. The first car I ever bought was a private sale. A young man showed off the old car he had painted himself, while his mother smiled and offered homemade lemonade. Sold for $600. The choice of drink proved appropriate when the engine clattered to a final halt a week later. It was then I discovered that the crankcase contained mostly STP Oil Treatment, to conceal the engine’s true state. At the dealership this spring,

the harmonized sales tax was not a hot topic. Like most goods, new and used vehicles were subject to 12 per cent PST and GST before, and they are subject to 12 per cent HST now. When I mentioned this in a news report last week, an astute reader in Nanaimo reminded me that it’s not quite that simple. Vehicles, boats and aircraft sold by private individuals are exempt from GST. This was one of the populist concessions the Mulroney government made in an effort to placate angry voters 20 years ago. In B.C., prior to July 2010, private sales were subject to seven-per-cent PST only. During the hubbub over the implementation of the HST in its 2010 budget, the B.C. Liberal government also increased tax on private vehicle sales by five per cent, from seven to 12 per cent. The stated reason was to

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provide “comparable treatment” for private and commercial sales of used vehicles. This provoked an exchange of partisan accusations that typically passes for debate in the B.C. legislature. It’s a payoff to

"Out in the real world, one can observe the effect of a tax structure that gives an advantage to private sellers." car dealers, the NDP screamed. You guys opposed all of our income tax cuts and now you’re pretending to support lower taxes, the B.C. Liberals yelled back. Out in the real world, one can observe the effect of a tax structure that gives an advantage to private sellers.

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Municipal governments call them “curbers.” They use their garage, driveway and street to repair and market an endless series of used cars. Whether they are crooks or not, their efforts are every bit as appealing to the neighbourhood as the guy with multiple illegal suites whose tenants plug up the parking for the whole block. In each case, they violate zoning rules and hog services for personal benefit. And if you think they pay income or other taxes on their home businesses, I have a 1973 Pinto you might want to test-drive. The subject of used cars came up last week when NDP leader Adrian Dix belatedly launched his own anti-HST tour. Apparently he’s having second thoughts about letting Bill Vander Zalm set NDP tax policy based on a world government

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conspiracy theory. Dix’s first media event was staged in a Burnaby kitchen. The homeowner dismissed the $350 HST rebate he has been offered to offset costs such as summer camp for his two kids, saying that will be gone several times over if he buys a used car. This clearly implies that HST has been extended to used cars. This is the sort of claim that drives much of the rage against it, as people simply scan their bills for those hated three letters. There are signs that people understand their taxes better, however. An Angus Reid poll last week found that 58 per cent of British Columbians now prefer to pay taxes on their consumption rather than their income. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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Mailbag HST good for tourism It’s no secret that the tourism industry in B.C. has struggled with how to respond to the harmonized sales tax. However, in light of the proposed two per cent reduction, it is clear to the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. that the HST will be good for B.C.’s tourism economy in the long run. This was not black or white for us. As soon as the new HST was announced our association, which represents all of the major tourism industries in B.C., immediately began work, not to oppose the new tax, but to identify

and implement ways to mitigate the effects of the tax on our sector. Part of our challenge was that the impacts of the new harmonized tax were different for different parts of tourism both by business type and by location: hotel prices went down, the cost of restaurant meals went up, and businesses closer to Alberta which does not have a provincial sales tax were particularly sensitive to HST. Like other concerned sectors of the B.C. economy, we noted decreased consumer confidence around the time HST

was implemented in B.C. and Ontario in July 2010. This occurred in the early recovery period after a recession. We have been relieved to see that domestic consumer confidence has begun to trend in a positive direction. We are very pleased that the provincial government has promised to reduce the HST by two per cent and is actively championing improvements to a federal visitor rebate program that will encourage foreign buyers to choose Canada and B.C. We now share the growing concern of the

Tax cut doesn't do it for 'me' Re: Selling HST to the 'me' generation (B.C. Views, June 1) From 'my' perspective, Tom Fletcher omitted some key points. The main stumbling block is the way the government brought it to life. Lies and deceit. This "revenue neutral" tax is going to be a boost of $1 billion for the year to government coffers. Taxpayers' money, as was as the $1.6 billion from the feds. The governments of this country have it backwards when they think they can just up the ante when they need more revenue to cover their

outlandish spending when they should be looking at reducing the expenditures instead of increasing the taxes. Heaven help us if this HST boondoggle gets the NDP elected next time out. I think the populace has to vote yes in the referendum to show government that we have been pushed far enough. If, as Fletcher suggests, haircuts and restaraunt meals stay taxed if we go back to the PST, that might cause a bigger kerfuffel that this one. Jim Anderson

broader business community over the uncertainty and considerable financial difficulties that a move back to the old PST-GST system would create for B.C. The provincial government has listened to British Columbians and we are confident they are earnest in their commitments to reduce consumer costs and help impacted sectors like tourism grow into the future. Now is not the time to take a backwards course. A 10 per cent HST is the way forward for tourism in B.C. Stephen Regan, President Tourism Industry Association of B.C. Vancouver

Go ACE Go! On Tuesday, June 7 there was a special seniors and teens lunch. This was a gift from the students of ACE, paid for with the money they earned during the year through various events like barbecues, silent auctions and garage sales. The students decided, without any input from the school staff, that they would provide the entire lunch themselves including preparation, cooking and the serving of the food. There were over 60 people there which made it really busy but the students were able to cope with everything.

The seniors were full of praise for the students and the professional manner in which they conducted the whole event. These students are regular teenagers, that with the support and guidance of the ACE staff are becoming responsible & respected members of our community. We thank them for their kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. We are lucky to have such students in Agassiz. Eunice Royle A.H.S.P.S

Senior thankful for teens I am an Agassiz senior. I want to express my thanks to the students and staff of ACE for the delicious luncheon served at the Legion on June 7. The young people provided the en-

tire lunch from their fundraisers. We are lucky to such thoughtful, kind students in our town. Lorraine Green

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Country Marketplace 2011 A place called Morgans MORGAN’S CELLAR, MORGAN’S ENCORE and now MORGAN’S BISTRO Discover a hint of Tuscany, a whisper of Provence and the soul of the Mediterranean — on the beach front of Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. Morgan’s love for food and design has been a lifelong passion. Owning and operating her own restaurants was a foregone conclusion, and in 1996 Morgan’s Cellar was established after she travelled to the Baja and determined that San Jose del Cabo was the perfect place for her first restaurant. Designed and built by Morgan from the ground up, Morgans Cellar quickly became known as one of the premier restaurants in Los Cabo.

Shortly after opening “The Cellar” Morgan met and partnered with Executive Chef Peter McGeown and together they created their second restaurant, Morgan’s Encore in San Jose del Cabo’s historic art district. Their unique and distinct restaurants have won such awards as the “Best Restaurants” in San Jose del Cabo by Baja Travellers, Best of Baja awards year after year. Now Morgan’s guests can experience superb country cuisine in the comfort of a small bistro, elegant yet rustic, in Harrison Hot Springs. The garden patio offers an unparalleled view of Harrison Lake. An extraordinarily robust menu keeps guests returning. Morgan & Chef Peter are committed to an intricate use of local ingredients and seasonal pairings. Simple

and elegant comfort foods are prepared. Grilled herb encrusted Rack of Lamb with Granny’s recipe for organic mint sauce, Short Ribs simmered in a rich red wine demi-glace, Tuscan Roasted Chicken infused with lemon, thyme, fresh rosemary and sage, fresh baked Bread and Pastries is what their menu is about — healthy and hearty. Items such as Eggplant Parmesan Napoleon dredged in Grana Podana Parmesan, layered with oven roasted tomato sauce, fresh PEI mussels and Nanoose Bay clams steamed on an open flame with white wine, shallots and lime scented with thyme and hand carved Beef Tenderloin drizzled with goat cheese veal stock reduction and served with a pyramid of grilled prawns are a few of unique menu items that they offer.

Beer Battered Fresh Alaskan Halibut and fresh cut fries or an 8oz Angus Burger along with one of Morgan’s creative salads are perfect for a summer’s lunch on the patio. Eggs Benedict with Chipotle Lime Hollandaise and ham roasted on the bone under a bouquet of garden herbs, organic carrot muffins with fruit is served from 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. “Simplicity is the result of profound thought” and with this in mind, Peter and Morgan feel Harrison Hot Springs is all about a choice in living and for the past number of years they have called this home.

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Community High fives

The AESS 2011 commencement included the presentation of scholarships and bursaries, including those from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32 in Agassiz. Past-President Jim Johnson and President Roy Wright awarded $500 from the Poppy Fund to each of the following students: Francois Gaudet, Jessica Amirault, Evan Janzen, Carissa La Fond, Taylor-Rae Zantovsky, Travis Scott, and Brittlene Schindle. Patrick Hergott from Vedder, also won a $500 bursary, as his Grandfather is a member of Branch 32. SUBMITTED PHOTO


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Community

In the News....

LOWER TAXES IF HST REMAINS

A day for Dad at Kilby

Last week, the Federal government made it the law to reduce the HST in BC. The HST will drop from the current 12% to 10% in two stages -- if BC doesn't go back to the 12% GST/PST. The BC Government asked Ottawa to reduce the HST to reduce the cost to families. According to an independent report, this will save the average BC family $120 compared to going back to the higher 12% GST/PST. Since 2001, the BC Government has decreased provincial income taxes by 37%. Last week we learned BC gained 5,200 jobs in May and that 30,000 more people are working compared to last year at this time.* Lower taxes and more jobs. It's working for BC. *Employment figures courtesy of Statistics Canada

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youth or $24 for Still looking for families. Children a way to celebrate five and under Father’s Day with a get in free. So will bang? anyone dressed in Head over to olden-day garb. Black Powder Day The Seymour Arat Kilby Historic tillery Association Site this Sunday. will be on hand “We will have the to shoot off their BBQ all fired up, cannon. Addiour spurs shined tional shots can and the wagons be purchased at a circled for our ansuggested donanual Black Powder tion price of $20. Day,” says Kilby’s The Harrison sales and marketRiver Restaurant ing manager Jois open daily at Anne Leon. 9 a.m. for breakGuests will enjoy fast. When the site live entertainment opens at 11 a.m. with a cowboy acthe full service tion show and restaurant will be Sts’ailes First Nafeaturing their tions dance group. regular sandwich You can chat with menu, and outside black powder gun on the grounds enthusiasts or take will be the first in archery and knife throwing SUBMITTED PHOTO BBQ of the season. demonstrations. Black Powder Day at Kilby is full of entertainment each Events on Sunday run until about 5 For a quieter Father’s Day. p.m. at 215 Kilby moment, simply Rd. stroll through the will be on site, along this wonderful 1906 For more informaTrader’s Row filled with a Royal Engineers general store museum with crafts, beadwork, display, wood carvers, and farm for future tion call for more inleather work, tack and and even a taxidermist. generations. Admis- formation 796-9576 artifacts. The Fraser Your admission to the sion is $9 for adults, or visit their website at Valley Frontiersmen event helps preserve $8 for seniors, $7 for www.kilby.ca.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Community Let’s fly a kite

Harrison elementary’s Grades 1 and 2 classes built and flew kites around the school earlier this month, taking advantage of a rare sunny day.

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Kent & Harrison C A NADA DAY Celebrations 2011 EVENTS FRIDAY JULY 1

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LIVE MUSIC

BRING YOUR RIDE

Kent Canada Day Celebrations Pioneer Park in Agassiz 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Welcome Ceremonies Legion Colour Guard Harrison Highland Pipe Band Agassiz Harrison Multicultural Singers

Next Thursday Evening June 23 rd 6:00 - 9:00 pm (weather permitting)

Harrison Hot Springs Canada Day Celebrations Various Locations 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

“What Canada Means to Me” Writing Contest Winners Community Birthday Cake

Pancake Breakfast at the Firehall Renewal of Marriage Vows in the Plaza Harrison Historical Walk Opening Ceremonies Chehalis Welcome Cake Cutting

Music by Trevor McDonald Street Hockey Games for Kids & Adults

Children’s Games on the beach

Giant Inflatable

Children’s Entertainment Marke Wolfe

Children’s Games

Todd Richard

Displays & Giveaways

Parade

Facepainting

Street Dance

Food Vendors

Treble Hook

Trivia Contest

Yacht Club Sailpast

Free Swim at the Ferny Coombe Pool 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fireworks

See The Observer next week for full schedule of events. No. 9 Hwy at Morrow Rd., Agassiz BC


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Talk, laugh, share at Write on Bowen 2011 Workshops will be led by notable Canadian writers If you can talk, you can write. If you can spin life’s whimsical moments into stories that make friends laugh, you might want to incorporate humour into your writing. And if you want to try crafting prose for children or young adults – perhaps the toughest audience of all – you could turn your hand to picture books or young

adult novels. Ambitious? Absolutely. But those disparate options for encouraging and engaging the writer within are among the eclectic offerings of Write on Bowen, coming soon for a fourth year – July 8 to 10 – to Artisan Square in Bowen Island. Shelley Rae Harrison, author of Life Leaves Stains and an instruc-

tor at The Wordlink Lounge on the Sunshine Coast, believes that “when you talk, you don’t stop to choose the perfect word.” Her workshop will encourage want-to-be writers to break through their inhibitions in order to start telling stories. In his workshop, Neil McKinnon, author of Tuckahoe Slidebottle – droll portraits of the

denizens of a small Canadian Prairie town, and a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Humour Award – will explore how to transform everyday life experiences and the world at large into comic prose. Writing what makes people laugh out loud, or even smile quietly, is serious work, but McKinnon aims to put the fun into funny.

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Agassiz Christian Reformed Church at a special service on Sunday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The entire community is invited to join in at the church, at 7452 Morrow Road in Agassiz. Coffee time will follow the service.

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for children, with fiction in her future. Full festival passes and other ticket options for 16 workshops and for Opening Night readings from Annabel Lyon (The Golden Mean) and Timothy Taylor (The Blue Light Project) are now available at www.writeonbowen.com. Several workshops are almost full so don’t wait too long to secure your place in what is shaping up to be the best Write on Bowen yet.

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Not all eye drops are created equal What I had in front of me was a battery of tiny flasks This is really a sequel to last week’s column and, as sequels go, it will neither be as dramatic or at least funny as the actual story. But, it is equally important to the story and has to be told. Before the cataract operation, I had talked with Hermann, a longtime friend in hiking and singing, who had the same operation a while ago. He told me that, in his opinion, the drops are the most uncomfortable part of it. He was right, of course, as Hermann does not use words

lightly. So, what I had in front of me was a battery of tiny flasks each filled with different eye drops designed to heal my eye. There was also a little tube of a healing salve, a box of tissue for run offs, time tables telling me when and how to instill the drops, and lists warning me of possible side effects. I was well prepared! The drops had cute names to remember them by. There was the Combigan, which was only to be instilled twice a day in the morning and in the

evening. I think it was frequently to clear the kind of a friendly gen- eye. eral cleaner. All this you start a Then, there were the week before the operatwins, Acular tion until ten and Zymar, to days after. I be used four was lucky, I times per day had no great in intervals of problem in15 minutes. stilling and The Acular also none of stung a little the mentioned and the Zyside effects. mar soothed. When all RUTH ALTENDORF The salve, this was done, by the name Harrison another litof Muro, was Happenings tle flask apalso to be used peared, this several times one with a flag during the day as in- around it which gave it dicated, and then there the air of importance. were the “teardrops” It was nasty – and – Systane to be used the listed possible

side effects were too: headache, eyeache and blurryness plus a feeling of grainyness in your eye. I had them all and it was not nice! I called the doctor’s office and told them that these particular drops are not nice to my eye. After consulting, they called back and told me to persevere a little longer and so I did. I don’t really care if I ever see these drops again, whereas, however, the “teardrops” will be my friends for life!

4H group gearing up for fairs It’s Megan from the Agassiz Rainbow 4-H Club, to tell you some more exciting stuff! We are all very excited as this year our 4-H club has decided to get some new hoodies to keep us cozy and warm with the early morn-

ings during the summer at the fairs. We also had our animal registration recently and this year we have dairy, beef, swine and sheep as our main clubs. The fairs are going to be starting soon with the first

being Maple Ridge. We are looking forward for everything that is to come this summer. Hope to see some of you at the fairs having fun with the rides, games and of course the 4-H exhibitors.

They say that it takes four weeks before the eye really feels comfortable again and, in my case, this was certainly true. But, it is well worth the prize!

I also would like to mention that I wrote last week’s column as well as this one with only one eye and I thank Carol Hepnar who was willing to work with the result!

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HST will be reduced from 12% to 10%.

Transition cheques for families & seniors.

After listening to British Columbians, the government has proposed

Under the proposed change to a 10% HST rate, the average B.C. family

an HST reduction from 12% to 11% by 2012, then to 10% by 2014.

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Community

Setting the record straight on flood risk

Couples can renew their wedding vows on the beach Informal event to be held on Canada Day Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Looking to get re-hitched? Canada Day on Harrison’s shores may be just the place to get that done. Harrison Councillor Dave Harris says that any couples who want to renew their vows can do so at the Canada Day celebrations. “This will be very informal,” he says, with the hopes that people who got married at the lake will come out to renew their vows. The

marriage commissioner in charge of the service will be Mary Dams, who Harris says has performed numerous beachfront weddings through the years. They’ll start at about 10 a.m. at the Harrison Plaza, and depending on the number of couples who attend, it will take about 15 to 20 minutes, Harris says. The ceremony will include everyone at once, and there is no need to bring a marriage certificate.

There is no registration, and no cost. “And we’ll be giving out a certificate saying they renewed their vows, signed by the mayor and Mary Dams,” he says. Other Canada Day celebrations on the beach include the parade, a performance by Todd Richard (see page 17) at 3:30 p.m., Treble Hook at 7 p.m. and the fireworks show at dark. After the fireworks, Treble Hook will play for about half an hour, to entertain people who choose to wait out the traffic.

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Entertainment

Vriend looks to Americana for her latest album

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Ann Vriend will play at the Harrison Festival of the Arts on July 14 and 15.

conjure up that organic, nostalgic feeling, fans shouldn’t get too attached to one particular sound. “That era of music was a really, really rich era unlike one we’ve seen since and I think it’s just a re-

ally great musical era to borrow from,” she said. “But the next record won’t necessarily sound like this.” Vriend will take the stage at the Harrison Festival of the Arts a few

times this year, once in the evening on the beach (July 14, 7 p.m.) and once in the afternoon on the beach (June 15, 2 p.m.) She says she’ll be playing with one other artist, as a duo. The music on the beach runs throughout the nine-day festival, and those wanting to sit and watch can purchase a button for $2 right on site. Other beach performing musicians this year include Los Morenos, Jackie Essombe, Kunaka, New Country Rehab, Leela Gilday, the Fito Garcia Afro-Cuban Bass Project, Andrea Koziol, Navaz, New Directions: An Aboriginal Collaboration, Redgy Blackout and Kytami. For a full list of the entertainment planned at this year’s festival, visit www.harrisonfestival. com or phone 604-7963664.

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It’s been a long few months on the road for Ann Vriend, promoting her most recent album Love & Other Messes. But for the next few weeks, she’s taking a break from life on the road, and tending to business at home in Edmonton. “It’s been a very intense tour,” she told the Observer. “I’m taking some time to take care of the other side of the business.” Music is a full-time gig for the singer/songwriter these days. With five records under her belt, and a steady stream of performances on her calendar, there would be little time for anything else. “I get criticized for pushing myself too hard,” she said. “And I’ve definitely been called a workaholic. But I really like doing things. I think of things and I want to record them, and play

shows.” What she’s wanting to play right now, is the music off Love & Other Messes, her first selfproduced album. Like most artists, Vriend is passionate about her current work, and constantly striving to improve her craft. “Every (record) I change it up and do a different genre,” she said. “But this one I kind of think of as an Americana solo record. There’s some old school and very acoustic songs. We did a lot of stuff live off the floor. It’s a very acoustic and organic sounding record.” And if she has to pick a favourite, it would be the single Tin Man. “I’m happy with a lot of them,” she said. “We were most excited about that one when it finally came together.” While all the music on Love & Other Messes

Todd Richard is a well-known name in Agassiz, Harrison and even Chilliwack. The plumber/maintenance man has always had country music in his heart, and now he’s shifting gears to the life of a full time, working musician. With a recent trip to Nashville to record with Rick Tippe, and the exciting arrival of his first album a few weeks ago, and the addition of his music to the iTunes store, Richard’s once far off dream is starting to look more like a reality. And this weekend, he’s releasing his first single, Zero SUBMITTED PHOTO the Hero, to Canadian ra- Local plumber Todd Richard is makdio stations. ing the move from part time musiRichard will cian to full time country star. also be performing live locally over the next few weeks. The first show will be at Canada Day in Harrison Hot Springs, and then again in Party in the Park downtown Chilliwack on July 8. If you would like to support Richard, visit him on his Facebook fan page or at www.toddrichard.ca.

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Marika and Simone van Reeuwyk are stepping out of their comfort zone and taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, in honour of their mother, Diana.

The Public Consultation Deadline is June 24, 2011. We look forward to hearing from you! If you have any questions or would like to receive a copy of the Draft Plan in the mail, please call 1-800-528-0061.

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Twins take on epic Ride to Conquer Cancer Agassiz women ride in memory of their mother

Marika and Simone van Reeuwyk, have joined forces to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day cycle from Vancouver to Seattle. The following story was written by the Agassiz-raised twins and can also be found on the Rideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. To support the twins in their ride, visit www.conquercancer.ca. Hi everyone, our names are Marika and Simone van Reeuwyk. Some of you may know us from when our dad owned the local bakery that was in town until 2006, Kent Pastry & Bakery. This year we have decided to take on the challenge of participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a two-day bike ride from Vancouver to Seattle to raise money for cancer research, education and treatment. Neither of us have ever done this long of a ride before, let alone any large fundraiser, and we are far from avid cyclists. But by participating in this ride, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided to take a step out of our comfort zone

to do something that will make an impact on cancer, in return for the impact cancer has had on our lives. So to show you just why this ride is so important to us, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our story: Our mother passed away when we were very young. Be-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our mother was a smart and mindful woman- since she knew she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be there to watch us grow up, she left us lots to remember her by.â&#x20AC;? ing only four at the time, we only have a few memories of her that we can recall off hand. One of the most significant ones we have was on a visit to Singapore to see our relatives. Things were looking up for our mom at that point, as her original tumor had been removed

and the doctors said it was likely it would not return. This is one memory we both remember vividly- we were holding her hands on either side, while walking through the markets in Singapore. As any four year old would be, we were incredibly curious in this new place, and would stop every few seconds to inspect these fascinating ferns that curled up with the touch of a finger... in our minds we cal recall the humid air on our skin, the bright, colorful patterned shorts we were all sporting, and our momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glowing smile. That was a happy time, but it was when we came back from that trip that we found out the tumor in her liver had in fact returned- to a terminal state. On September 1, 1994, our mom, Diana, lost her two year battle with liver cancer. Our mother was a smart and mindful woman- since she knew she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be there to watch us grow up, she left us lots to remember her by. She Continued on 20


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Community

The District of Kent will be removing a Birch Tree (Betula Papyrifera) from the Agricultural Hall parking lot. The tree is past its life span and is beginning to fail.

T ECHOES FROM THE PAST

Birthday dance

Rubber cheque writer bounced into court

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Christine Nelson (left) was surprised when a drummer at Seabird Island school’s year end pow wow announced that everyone would get up and dance and sing to celebrate her birthday. The gym filled with children of all ages, dancing hand in hand, in a large circle to the beat of a drum. The dance was just one part of an afternoon of celebration, which included a group of young students performing ladies fancy dancing. For video, visit us online at www. ahobserver.com.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FRASER HERITAGE SOCIETY is holding its’ Annual General Meeting at the Harrison Mills Community Hall. Thurs, June 23, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. For more information call Mel 604.796.0414

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50 Years Ago, 1961 T A bad cheque artist came to grief when he tried to pass a cheque to Al Marshall at the 5 Cents to a Dollar Store. Mr. Marshall became suspicious and refused to cash the cheque. He subsequently reported the incident to police. The culprit’s illegal activities in Agassiz and previous record brought a six month term imposed by Magistrate A.M. Naismith. T In 1961 the District of Kent was contemplating numbering the houses in Agassiz. Two councilors argued for the proposal, but Reeve James Fraser contended that it had been looked into and appeared to be more trouble than it was worth. T The Atkins Stage Lines purchased a miniature, nine-passenger bus in an attempt to resume the Chilliwack to Agassiz to Harrison Hot Springs bus service on a permanent basis. T The Chehalis ladies #2 war canoe team made comeback at the Lummi Island races when they tied for first place. T The 1961 local girls softball teams were named the Comets, Untouchables, Bombers and Oddballs.

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Agassiz Christian Reformed Church at our special service Sunday, June 26th at 10 am The community is invited to a Worship Celebration on Sunday, June 26 at 10:00am. Coffee time following. 7452 Morrow Road, Agassiz Annual Rosedale Community Picnic - Saturday, June 25th 11 am - 3 pm @ Rosedale Ball Park. Bring a lunch, mug & lawn chair. Beverages & ice cream provided. Enjoy some music & community spirit! For more info: 604-794-3850 Garage Sale! All Saints Anglican Church 6904 Lougheed Hwy., Agassiz Saturday, June 25th 9 am - 3 pm Donations welcome before the sale(but please no large furniture or tvs please) Phone Fran 604-701-2544 Strawberry Tea at St. Anthony ’s Parish - Saturday, June 25th 1:30 - 3 pm Tea, baked goods, loonie table, in-house raffle, door prizes. Everyone Welcome! Garage Sale! Fountain of Life Church, June 25th 9 am - 3 pm Rosedale. Bake Sale & BBQ

GROUP 3 OF 4 G Kent-Harrison Arts Council regular meeting is held the third Wednesday Stitch “n” Rip every Tues. 9 am - 1 pm. Come to the Harrison Mills Hall of the month at 7:00 in the Ranger Station Public Art Gallery, 98 with any unfinished sewing, stitching, knitting projects, etc. FMI call Kim Rockwell Dr.FMI 604-796-9822 m 604-796-2336. Let’s Talk English! Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at the Agassiz Public Library. Strong Start - Mon-Fri 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Kent Elementary School. Free No registration required. FMI contact Elsie Neufeld at 604-796-2585 drop-in for kids 0-5. FMI call Kent Elementary at 604-796-2161. MS Support Group 3rd Thursday of every month. 11:30-1 p.m. in Chwk. Speed Watch - a non profit organization operating in Harrison Hot Call Carmen at 604-796-2270. All Upper Fraser Valley folks welcome. Springs and the District of Kent. On the job training provided, FMI Olive Branch Dinners. Come join us for a free home cooked meal. contact: Jerry Clark (Coordinator) 604 796 8451, Bob Perry 604 796 8475 or Tuesdays 5-6pm. 7571 Morrow Rd, ACS gym. No expectations, enjoy Village Office 604 796 2171 community companionship. Families & all ages welcome. T.O.P.S. Meets Thurs at 9:30am, or 5:45pm., at the Agassiz Christian Royal Canadian Legion hosts drop-in “Fun Darts” every Mon at 4pm & Church Fri at 8pm, Players needed, arrive early to register. Euchre every Mon at Walk & Talk Group meets at 9:15am Tues & Fri mornings at the Hardy 6:45pm. Non-members welcome. Call 604-796-2332 Bridge, Harrison. FMI call Jacquie 604-796-3105 Royal Westminster Canadian Army Cadet Corps meet every Tues from 6:15pm to 9:15pm at the Seabird Island Community School Gym Ages 12 to Branch 32 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary - Meets at 10:30 am the first Wednesday of the month at the Legion 1846 No. 9 Hwy, Agassiz 19 years. No charge for uniforms. FMI 604-793-4855 FMI Mollie Sand 604 604-796-2 796 2682 682 Seniors Friendship House Drop-In: Mondays: Srs Walking to Music at 10am, Sit & Fit at 10:30am, Bingo at 1pm, Srs. Learn to Line Dance at 4:30pm; Tues Bridge at 12:45pm.; Cribbage at 1:00pm.; Wed Floor Curling at 1pm.; Fri Floor Curling at 1pm. Info: 604-796-3422 BEST RATES! Singing- from 7:30 to 9pm at HHS Memorial Hall. FMI call Ruth at 604-796604 .79 6.4 301 to be featured in 2084

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The Chilliwack Metis Association is hosting a Family Fun Weekend at Morris Valley on June 17, 18 and 19. Join them for horseback and trail riding, fishing, games, fiddling, jigging and traditional storytelling. Saturday night includes a bonfire & BBQ. Camping is self-contained. You must pre-register for this free event by calling Les Mitchel at 823-4533 or Jim Middleton at 858-3106. More detailed information at www.chilliwackmetisassociation.ca

Vernon class reunion The Vernon Senior Secondary School Class of 1981 is holding its 30-year reunion on Saturday, July 30, 2011. The event starts at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Hotel. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP by July 1 to grad81@hotmail.ca. Or call Rod at 250-545-5303 for more information.


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put together photo albums, home videos, even recorded cassette tapes of us talking with her, and we couldn’t be more grateful for them. Though we only got the chance to know her for four years, we often hear from people, especially while we worked in the bakery, how she touched their lives and what a charming, vibrant and personable woman she was.

Our dad always says she loved everyone she met, and everyone she met loved her right back. A little while ago we were looking through some old mementos, and came across a box. Inside, we found a stack of documents from the hospital, covering the details of her diagnosis and hospital procedures. Reading them for the first time was so refreshing- it finally gave us

a clear understanding of what went on those 17 years ago. Along with it were many get well soon cards she received, from almost everyone we knew from our childhood, and many more people whose lives she had impacted. We had known that there were many people that supported us through those years, but reading all of their kind words was really heartwarming. Several years after

our mother passed away, another family close to us was also faced with the hardships of cancer, losing their father to a brain tumor. we remember Mark as being a cheerful, kind man who was easy to talk to and always willing to lend a helping hand. Mark losing his battle to cancer was another tragedy to hit our community, and the relatedness of our situations inevitably brought our two fami-

lies closer than ever. Our parents formed a strong bond, and in time, got married and brought us a brand new brother the following year. Now we are proud to be members of the van Reeuwyk/Bridgefoot clanwe are a unique and talented bunch; all nine of us! We also have a wonderful sister-in-law and a brand new baby niece, both who we love dearly. Though we’ve been through a

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today. 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 Earn $500-$2000/m. Operate a Mini-Office Outlet from home. Free online training, flex hrs, great income. www.how2bfree.org 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 START TODAY FROM HOME, Company needs Both Men & Women, P/T & F/T, No Experience Needed. Your approval is instant and guaranteed. Get Details at: www.BasicOnlineWork.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Strata Manager/Strata Assistant

114

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASS 1 COMPANY DRIVERS Required for BRONCO. Must Have Flat Deck Experience, Clean Abstract. Fax Resume & Abstract 604.888.8717 Attn. MILAN TRANSPORT Company looking for Class 1 B-Train tanker driver for hauling between Lower Mainland & BC Interior locations. Excellent wages & benefits. Must be able to work independently, flexible to work evenings and weekends. Please send resume & current abstract by email to rickmcarthur@telus.net or fax 604-520-6659. TransX INCREASED RATES Hiring Class1 O/OPS For B.C-AB PH: 1877-914-0001

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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

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AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for a certified Journeyman 40 ton crane operators ASAP. Excellent wages, full benefits after 90 days, profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days, full-time career minded individuals preferred. Please send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Journeyman Welders, $31. $35. per hour. 2nd/3rd year apprentices, hourly rate based on experience. Full benefits after 90 days. Profit sharing semi-annual after 90 days. Fulltime career minded individuals preferred. Send resume to: joe@autotanks.ca or call ATM at 780-8462231 to set up an interview. FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 HELP WANTED- Housekeeper required in HHS. Year round. 10 - 15 hrs per week Experienced, reliable, detail oriented. Casual hours, must be available weekends in summer. Pay dependant on experience, Please apply with resume to: info@bbharrison.com 604-796-9552

MEDICAL/DENTAL

160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Moulder / Grinder Operator

TRADES, TECHNICAL

DIAMOND Drillers Wanted. We are bcclassified.com currently looking for Sr. Drillers to provide services for our Sr. Clients programs in Gold, Zinc, Coal, and Copper drilling projects. Projects will be located near towns in the South and Interior of BC. Clean Safety and Performance references are mandatory. Apply via Fax at 250-314-4865, Email at admin@scsdrilling.com or by phone at 250-525-0006.

Req. for Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, Port Kells BC. Must have previous exp. running & setting up moulder & grinding. Positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with:

• Excellent Remuneration and Benefits.

Diesel Engine Mechanics

Please Fax resume: 604-513-1194 or E-mail: jobs @westcoastmoulding.com

CULLEN DIESEL POWER LTD. Surrey B.C. requires experienced Diesel Engine mechanics with overhaul and repair experiences for the Surrey Truck Engine shop. Preference given to applicants with DDC & MBE engine exp.

PERSONAL SERVICES

E-mail resume: sep@cullendiesel.com or Fax to 604 888-4749

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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

Angela is renowned Physic Healer Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 65 yrs. of experience

604-364-8895 173E

LEMARE GROUP EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The Lemare Group is currently seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant for their Port McNeill Office, which is located on Northern Vancouver Island. Responsibilities: •Managing Calendars •Coordinating Travel Arrangement •Process correspondence, reports and other documents •Maintain confidential records and office files Qualifications: •Previous executive/administrative experience •Excellent oral & written skills •Microsoft Office fluency is mandatory This position is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation package based on experience. Lemare will accept resumes by email or fax. Please email your response to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250-956-4888.

Lemare Lake Logging is currently seeking Driller/Blasters for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Please email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax to 250-956-4888. LMS Reinforcing Steel Group Now hiring REBAR INSTALLERS For Abbots. West High St. Mall. Exp. an asset not mandatory Please visit: www.lmsgroup.ca & fill out the on line application.

HEALTH PRODUCTS

Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390

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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Targeted Initiative for Older Workers

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The Lemare group is currently seeking contract coastal hand fallers for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250-956-4888.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 J.H. ELECTRICAL. Licence #7474. New installations, repairs, service. No job too small. Jim 604-798-5742 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-5127116. MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. Work from Home! CanScribe College offers the best online Medical Transcription training in Canada. Great work at-home opportunities. Don’t delay. Enroll today!1-800-4661535 www.canscribe.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

*10.5% Targeted ROI Paid Monthly Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more... contact Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or info@thealternative.ca * Historical performance does not guarantee future returns. AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. •

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The Working Beyond program is a targeted initiative program to assist mature workers overcome factors affecting their employment. If you are interested in participating, please register online at www.workingbeyond.ca

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM STARTS JULY 11, 2011 REGISTER TODAY! st

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.

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

Fraser Valley

Are you a Fraser Valley resident between the ages of 50 - 67,and experiencing difficukty securing employment as a result of the current labour conditions? We can help!

#209 - 33123 1 Avenue, Mission

1-866-986-WORK (9675) We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Regional Economics and Skills Development and the Federal Government through the Ministry of Human Resources and Skills Development.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

BOOK your party planning! Character Drop-Ins, Karaoke and more Catering available too. www.lemontreeevents.ca 604-860-0960

WORKING BEYOND PROGRAM

DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE

PERSONAL SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

DENTAL Lab MODEL PERSON needed in Abb. F/T exp. an asset Req to pour,pin,trim,and prepare models for cr&br. hardworking reliable person only apply emailresume kkani@shaw.ca

TRAVEL

For information regarding these career opportunities please go to: mountaincreek.ca/career.htm.

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Sunny Spring Specials At Florida’s Best Beach-New Smyrna Beach Stay a week or longer Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-5419621

Due to ongoing expansion, Mountain Creek Properties Ltd. requires a licensed Strata Manager and a Strata Assistant for the Invermere, BC office.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation. www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable . DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-7933222. www.dcac.ca

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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AGREEMENT It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.

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ELECTRICAL

281

GARDENING BARK MULCH

www.triplefivequalitywood.com 604.290.2879 ~ 604.328.6355

283A

HANDYPERSONS

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

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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LANDSCAPING

317

MISC SERVICES

knoke trucking

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320

MOVING & STORAGE

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats

.Own a home? Need Money? Origin Home Financial Partners

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236

CLEANING SERVICES

MAGIC WAND Will Clean Your House/Office to “Sparkle” Equipped supplied, bonded. (not Sardis) Cell 1-604-685-1535

(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

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HELP WANTED

Modern Tire & Towing requires a full time Tow Truck Driver in Agassiz. We provide a multi-level training program, attractive commission program, benefits & more. Must have a safe and courteous attitude towards driving, a clean driver's abstract, excellent customer service skills. Must be a team player, must have the ability to perform shift work and work weekends. E-Mail resume to: brenda@moderntire.ca or Call 604 796 2611 Ext. #4 or drop off resume at 1756 #9 Hwy, Agassiz.


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Thursday, June 16, 2011

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PETS 454

PETS

EQUESTRIAN

477

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

604.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

477

GARAGE SALES

PETS

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, bluehealer puppies, born April 26.,vet checked, 1st shots, working parents, $550. Call (604)860-4400 BICHON Pups CKC Reg. $750. Adorable. Hypo-allerg, vet chk, 1st shots, guart’d. 604-617-3470 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA tiny tea cup puppies, ready to go now. $650. Call (604)794-7347 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-617-3470 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS Champion bloodlines, CKC, $2,800. Call or email; 604-465-3254, schoolyardbullies@ymail.com English Springer Spaniels, ready June not reg., $850. (604)7984998. twbjmenges@gmail.com GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $650. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GOLDEN retriever X Australian Shepherd, 6 wks. male/female $375. dewormed No Sunday calls: 604-819-4404 or 604-823-6703

551

GARAGE SALES June 18th, 2011

LEAVING THE COUNTRY EVERY THING MUST GO. Furniture, storage, art, pieces, guitar, electric heaters that look like wood stoves, etc. 10 am- 2 pm

ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE

Ranger Station Art Gallery 98 Rockwell Drive.

1 x 1 ad, Garage Sale signs & a list of helpful hints.

DOGO ARGENTINO MASTIFFS PB, Rare Breed. Born April 20. Ready to go. 3F, 1M. $1500. 778-242-0862 KITTENS. GORGEOUS, Calico F, $150; black/white, F/M, $75: litter box trained. dewormed. 7 wks old. 1-604-823-2191 (Yarrow). LAB 1 yr. old, neutered male, black, very friendly, good with kids and other animals. $50. (778)565-4272 MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups & adults. Non-shedding. 604820-9469. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com P.B. Chocolate LAB female. 5 mo old. partially trained. All shots. Spayed. (604)796-3669 PITT BULL PUPPIES 2 males. 6 weeks old. One red, one white. Ask for lines. $350. firm. 604-504-0738. PRESA CANARIO pups, $700$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525 RABBITS, P.B. Holland Lops & P.B. French Lops. Litterbox trained. Family raised. (604)796-3669 RETRIEVER / LAB puppies, family raised, vet checked,1st shots, $450 ea. 3 mal. & 3 fem. 1(604)869-0424 SHELTIE SABLE PUPPIES, 1st shots, dewormed, asking to go out! (604)826-6311 TOY POODLE puppies. 2 apricot, 1 white. Adorable. Ready to go July 1.$700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)

All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. www.1000saints.ca MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

UNRESERVED RECEIVERSHIP AUCTION, Caliber Systems Inc. As instructed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Day One - Tuesday, June 28, 2011. 45 Industry Way S.E., Calgary, Alberta And Day Two - Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 3637 - 44 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta. Call CPA at 403-269-6600

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$15 ( + HST) Call Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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

Make sure you have a great turn out! Deadline for publication is Monday

523

Garage Sale

9AM-3PM JUNE 25, 2011

UNDER $100

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

All Saints Anglican Church

533

6904 Lougheed Hwy, Agassiz.

Lots of great deals! Donations welcome before sale, phone Fran. (604)701-2544

551

GARAGE SALES

Local Hope residents will be placing their unwanted household items at the front of their properties where treasure hunters can help themselves.

Hope, BC

TrashtoTreasure Saturday, June 18, 2011 8 am - 4 pm

OKANAGAN

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Wanted: 1000 Saints 551

REAL ESTATE

with the support of HOPE & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEDIA SPONSOR

FERTILIZERS

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

548

FURNITURE

578

SPORTING GOODS

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

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

WEBSITE:

okhomeseller.com Listing # 26628 630

ACREAGE

609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

552

GARDEN EQUIPMENT

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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

750

SUITES, LOWER

1BR Basement suite. Sullivan Hts.Includes,heat,hydro, cable &insuite washer/dryer! No smoking,partying,pets. References required.$700.Ph. 604-596-7370

752

TOWNHOUSES

CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast style! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or email DiscoverWesbrook@ ubcproperties.com www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy

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

ROOMS FOR RENT

TRANSPORTATION 810

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

2006 Chev. Impala LS.- 90,500 K, 4 dr,silver, auto, V6, good cond., $7,850 neg. (604)703-8673

1991 NISSAN STANZA. Red, automatic, 4 cyl., 4 door, good condition. $1600. 604-768-8434 1992 MAZDA PROTEGE, 4 dr., blue, std,2. roof, reblt eng., $799 obo. Phone 604-556-9996. 2000 Mazda Millennium mint cond. loaded moonrf. 99,000 kms. silver, blk let int $4,000. 778-378-0749. 2005 NISSAN SENTRA auto, dr sdn, full load, only 87Kms $6900 ST#3 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2006 MAZDA 5, 6 pass van, touring edition, loaded, auto, snrf, 17’’ whls. $10,000 obo. (604)309-4001. 2007 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto sdn loaded v clean BC car 95K $11,900 ST#52 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 89K, silver. $8800. Call 604-825-9477. 2011 KIA RIO 5, h/b, auto, 11,000 kms. Black. Most options. $8500 firm. 604-538-9257.

830

MOTORCYCLES

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

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 EVER-LITE 31RLS

Dual pane windows, enclosedheated tanks, outside shower, LCD TV, power awning, A/C. $29,995 (stk.29575) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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!!

636

CARS - DOMESTIC

2003 CHEVY IMPALA Selling due to illness for $3500. Call for info: 604-585-1878.

AUTO FINANCING

`03 GEORGETOWN 32` Class A Two Slides- Queen bed, onan gen., air,,custom screens etc. $54,900 O.B.O.604-846-1980 1983 Vanguard 5th whl travel trlr, 18’5ft, hitch, propane cert, BBQ with tank, microwave, stored since 2004. $3000. Call (604)793-3693 1986 Vanguard 24’ class C motorhome, loaded, rebuilt motor, $5900 obo. Call (604)824-1615

MORTGAGES

18 Unit motel in quesnel. Share sale.call 250-747-3111 e-mail klam01@telus.net

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE ... “”FINAL CLEARANCE!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995.40x80 $18,700. 47x100 $29,890. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422.

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1988 28’ LEISURE COACH. 125K. Great condition. Must sell, Take a look, make an offer. 604-855-9774.

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

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

• 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

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

BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

Email: dlklitch@telus.net For more details

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

746

ONLY $729,000:

TRANSPORTATION

MODULAR HOMES

Harrison Mills-2 Brdm, lrg modular home on priv. farm / acreage, 5 appl., on bus route, ref req. Avail. June 15, $675/m, 604-796-2706

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

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398

603

734

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

5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Escape: Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Wildfire, Earthquake, Landslide and Crime. N.IDAHO PEACEFUL COUNTRY CABIN on 30 ac. Get more magic from life. www.MagicMountain83858.com

MISC. FOR RENT

101 ft frontage by 88 ft.

Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends!

REAL ESTATE

730

FORT Langley Heritage home.6 bds,4 bth (w suite) + suite in new garage. Sunny 7600 SF lot.See pic’s www.FamilyHomesBC.com. $924,900 call Bill 604-328-4064

LAKESHORE

Call: 604-309-6206

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

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.

Their trash could be your treasure!!!

COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $2500. Baraton Conn $1900. Call 604-534-2997

RENTALS

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

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Walk-on Waterfront with 2 houses - only $774,900 on beautiful Vancouver Island in the Nanaimo area. Nanaimo: Great Views, Fantastic Lifestyle. Average single family home price $360,000. visit www.danmorris.ca or call Dan Morris Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 800-377-4374

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO AGASSIZ

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

604-796-8760 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$550/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132

FREE CASH WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: 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.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1976 FORD MAVERICK, blue, straight 6 engine, needs some brake work & Aircare. Runs. $550. 604-870-0859 1986 CHEVY CORVETTE, $7299 Sports model, clean, no accid, call: (604)309-7900 lve msg. 1990 CADILLAC Allante convertible white, “rare”, 2 seater, 155,000 kms Must sell. $6,900. 604-309-4001 1994 CADILLAC. Fully loaded good interior, black, leather, $2700 obo. Moving must sell. 604-853-4269 1997 BUICK PARK AVE leather, heated seats, like new, certified. $5900. 778-565-4334. 1999 MERCURY SABLE, excellent cond., loaded, 176K, $2500 obo. Ph: 604-533-0831 or 778-241-0791 1999 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE Sport Sedan, 4 dr. V-6, pw. pdl. spoiler, mags.$1650 (604)556-4242 2000 BUICK LASABRE LTD.. Fully loaded GT Pkg. Low kms. Pristine. Priv. $6900. Call 604-3641554. 2000 DODGE CARAVAN, 4 dr, fully loaded, runs well, AirCared. $2200. 604-615-7408. 2001 GRAND PRIX 2dr auto fully loaded aircared, runs very good, asking $1950. 604-504-0932

1988 Class A 27’ Motorhome. New floor, good condition, runs well. $6000. Phone after 5 pm. 604-855-0849 1989 Triple E Regency Class C 28ft, good condition, low mileage. Would make a great summer home. $10,900 If interested Call John at 604-796-8905 or 604-793-8593 1991 FORD 3/4 TON TUCK & CAMPER, boat rack & 12’ boat cover, and a 1980 Kawasaki 750 LTD motorcycle with collector plates Serious offers only (604)826-8257

1993 PHOENIX 26’ Class A Motorhome, GM chassis, rear queen bed, awning, 62K, nice shape, $14,900. 604-536-8379.

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


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TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

2000 MIRADA 340MBS

Microwave, slideout, A/C, awning, generator & much more. $29,995 (Stk.30637A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 2001 21’ OKANAGAN Ultra-lite, non-smkrs, 3 pce bthrm, slps 6, A/C, exc cond. Call: 604-853-4857, $10,500 OBO.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 Chrysler Pacificia awd 178,000k lady owner. Maint. garaged, no acc. $8900. 604-539-2040

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2005 JAY FEATHERLITE 25’ trailer One slide-out, a/c. In like new condition. $14,500. 604-504-1727

1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194

2008 NASH 22 GQ, Q. size bed, fully loaded, like new, must sell, $16,000. (604)850-1684/ 866-2179

1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500 obo. Phone (604)463-2507

2010 COLEMAN 325

1999 TOYOTA SIENNA CE. 7 pass van, 225K, tow pkg, cruise, ps/pb/pl Loaded! $4150. 604-556-9996.

TRANSPORTATION 851

TRUCKS & VANS

2007 DODGE CARAVAN 7 psgr auto, loaded, 63K v. clean $9,900 ST#77 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2007 FORD F250 XLT 4X4 auto pwrstrk diesel, qdcab s/box $15,900 ST#89 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab long box, pwr strk disel, $15,900 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2007 RAM 1500. 4.7 V8. 4WD. Quad cab. P/seats, tow pkg, new front brakes, very clean, maint records. $13,900. 604-826-4100

Meet the Pros J u n e

MARINE 903

BOAT ACCESSORIES

2010 9.9 4 stroke Yamaha boat motor, as new, electric start, short shaft. $2000. Call (604)869-3007

912

BOATS

TIMBUILT PROJECTS We love our work, you will too!

17’ F.G. BAYLINER, 160hp Merc Cruiser. Comes with trailer $4300 obo. Call 604-768-8434

Renovations or Additions Decks, Sheds & Gazebos Laminate flooring & more

Re: The estate of WILLIAM PEEBLES HARRISON, deceased, late of Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. 2004 Nissan pickup Kingcab 4x4, 92,000k, canopy exc shape. $10,500. Call (604)793-0527 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 cr.cab 4X4 auto Hemi 153K sbox $15,900 ST#59 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2005 FORD F250 Lariat cr. cab prwstrk deisel 4X4 auto lthr $15,900 ST#58 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2006 FORD F350 XLT 4X4 auto pwrstrk diesel, cr/cab Lbox $17,900 ST#40 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2007 CHEV Crew cab duramax diesel 4X4 auto loaded s/box, $20,900 ST#87 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2010 Dutchmen classic 27RLS, 17,900. Unit priced below market for quick sale. micro, 3 burner stove, oven, qu bed, blt-in tv, sat., lg elec awning, elec front jack, outside shwer, couch, 2 chairs, lg slide, whl covers, hoses & many extras, storage. Used only 30 days. Call (604)824-2880

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of William Peebles Harrison are hereby notified 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.

Just give us a call for a free estimate. Phone: 604.491.4946 Email: timbuilt@shaw.ca

DRISCOLL H E AT I N G & G A S

Baboth Bobcat & Backhoe Service

• Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Pool Heaters • Plumbing

2011 COLEMAN 184

Mark Baboth

Licensed Bonded Insured

Enclosed & heated underbelly & tanks, A/C, Am/Fm/Cd w/ interior speakers. During Coleman Days $22,995 (Stk.30787) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #31087

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST DEROCHE BOAT LAUNCH GATE HOUSE ATTENDANT & FEE COLLECTOR

P: 604-796-0770

Ser ving the Upper Fraser Valley

604-796-2486

PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES

BOBCAT SERVICES

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

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM 6 3 9 0 P i o n e e r Av e. , A g a s s i z

2.1 Regular Duties Open the gate daily at 6:00 am and close the gate daily at 10:00 pm. • In the event of a sockeye fishery, the gates must be opened by 5:00 am daily. • Collect fees for day use and boat launch parking as set out by FVRD Bylaw 1091, 2011. 3. Time Period for Services It is expected that the successful proponent will enter into an agreement with the Regional District, likely from June 30th to September 30th 2011. 4. Payment for Services Payment for gate house attendant and fee collection services will be ALL of the revenue collected from the sales of the seasonal and day passes to the public. 5. Enquiries Enquiries regarding this Invitation for Expressions of Interest should be directed to the following:

6-10os FVRD11

RENOVATOR COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

PAWS DOG GROOMING

The Fraser Valley Regional District is seeking Expressions of Interest for persons interested in a summer seasonal appointment (2011) as Gate House Attendant and Fee Collector at the Deroche Regional Boat Launch.

Doug Wilson, Manager of Parks Fraser Valley Regional District 45950 Cheam Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6 604-702-5000 or 1-888-528-0061 Email: dwilson@fvrd.bc.ca

604.796.1196 | cell. 604.857.3375

Fiberglass & Wood Decking Laminate Flooring Framing Finishing

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

KELLY AT

C Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 Call 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

604.819.1936

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

For your

Advertising needs:

Hot & Cold Pressure Washing & Interior/Exterior Painting

Call Chris @

604-796-4301

• Siding

• Houses

• Concrete • Gutters

• Patios • Heavy Equipment

Residential • Commercial • Agricultural

POWER WASHING PAINTING

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

604-796-2834

For FREE estimate call Phil

Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

604-796-0189 • 604-703-3319(cell)

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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

› New Custom Cabinetry › Quality Cabinet Refacing › Countertops

SOFT TOUCH

2. Description of Services The Attendant is responsible for operating the gate and collecting fees. AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS

THE

1. Description of Location Deroche Regional Boat Launch is located at the end of Athey Road just off the Lougheed Hwy. in Deroche, BC.

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

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

Notice To Creditors And Others

3 burner stove, enclosed & heated water tank, microwave, $8,300 in Savings, during Coleman Days NOW $34,995 (Stk.30221) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

Agassiz-Harrison Observer 23 g

CASTLE

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

604-796-2705 24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE PLUMBING SERVICES

CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

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❧ the ease of organized: comfort of clean: 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

debra cornish 604.796.0406

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com


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COMMUNITY NEWS COVERING JUNE 2011

FAMILY PREPAREDNESS: Is Your Family Prepared?

Preparing for an emergency is important and something the whole family can do. By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies and minimize the impact on yourselves and your families. Here are three simple steps to better prepare your family to face a range of emergencies: Know the risks – Although the consequences of disasters can be similar, knowing the risks specific to our community and our region (like what to do in the case of floods, tornados, earthquakes, storm surges, hurricanes, and technological or environmental accidents such as chemical spills and power failures) can help us better prepare. Make a plan – Every Canadian household needs an emergency plan. It will help you and your family know what to do if disaster strikes. We should all practice what to do in different emergency situations. Get an emergency kit – During an emergency, we may need to get by without power or tap water. We will all need some basic supplies (items such as three-day supply of water, nonperishable food, a flashlight, batteries, , batteryoperated or wind-up radio, first aid kit, pocket knife, prescriptions, extra set of keys and money, and copies of important documents). Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours in an emergency. Checklists for what goes into a basic kit and extra items, how to write an emergency plan and details on hazards across Canada can be found on the Emergency Preparedness web site at www. GetPrepared.ca. For more information on Kent Harrison Emergency Program, please contact Roger Poulton at 604798-2528

2011 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES

SUMMER RECREATION Summer Holidays will soon be here and we have a number of camps to keep your child active this summer! Tennis, dance, science, music, art & more! Check out our Leisure Guide of activities online at www.district.kent.bc.ca or stop by the Fitness / Activity Centre at 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz At the Pool Set 2 Swimming Lessons starting July 4 New level 6 added to set 3 10:50 am - 11:20 am Luau Party Fun Swim July 15, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Readin’ in the Pool July 15, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE event sponsored by the FVRL

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION 2011-05 ROADWAY MARKINGS AND LINE PAINTING The District of Kent is requesting quotations for the supply of labour, supervision, traffic control, equipment and materials necessary to conduct Roadway Marking and Line Painting in accordance with the specifications, quantities and locations as specified within the full RFQ package. The full RFQ package, including locations, can be viewed and downloaded from the District of Kent website at http://www.district.kent.bc.ca/dhtenders.html Please be advised that the lowest or any part of any quotation may not necessarily be accepted. The District of Kent reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award or reject any quotation in whole or in part. Closing Quotations must be received by no later than 4:00 pm local time on July 7, 2011 and must be marked “RFQ 2011-05 Roadway Markings and Line Painting”. Contacts For technical information please contact Mr. Chris Hardy, Public Works Foreman at 604-796-9005 Any other inquiries can be directed to Mr. Matthew Connolly, Environmental and Engineering Services Coordinator at 604-796-2235. P.O. BOX 70 7170 CHEAM AVENUE AGASSIZ, BC V0M 1A0 TEL: (604) 796-2235 FAX: (604) 796-9854

Property tax notices have been mailed out. If you own property in the District of Kent and you did not receive a notice, please contact our office and a copy will be provided to you. FIRST PENALTY:

1% PENALTY WILL BE APPLIED AFTER 4:30 PM FRIDAY JULY 15, 2011

SECOND PENALTY:

9% PENALTY WILL BE APPLIED AFTER 4:30 PM TUESDAY AUGUST 02, 2011

Eligible homeowners must complete and submit home owner grant applications to our office by July 15, 2011. Homeowner grants should be claimed whether taxes are paid or not, and will apply to current taxes only. If your tax payment is arranged through a financial institution, they do not claim the grant on your behalf. The property owner must make the claim before the due date. If payment is made at your financial institution, please ensure payment is made at least 5 business days prior to the deadline, as there is a transit time before the funds are received by the District. Bank or postmark date stamps are not accepted as payment date. Payments delayed in the mail are subject to penalties. It is recommended that taxes are paid at the Municipal Hall. Partial payments are accepted at anytime to assist in reducing your tax account. Thank you for your cooperation. DUE DATE: 4:30 pm, FRIDAY JULY 15, 2011

BURNING REGULATION BYLAW NO. 1448 All residents and property owners within the District of Kent are advised that A BURNING BAN IS IN EFFECT IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FRIDAY SEPT. 30, 2011 ALL OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED A campfire ban is not in effect but a permit is required $20.00 (available at the Municipal Office) All outdoor wood burning is banned except on campfires outside the townsite area. Only propane, gas or charcoal is permitted in the townsite. Thank you for your consideration. ISSUED BY: Local Assistant Fire Comissioner DISTRICT OF KENT

Kilby Museum Open Daily until September 5 The Harrison River Restaurant is now open for breakfast every day from 10 am to noon Next Events: Car Show - Sat., July 9, Pirate Day - Mon., August 1, Kid’s Festival - Sun. Aug. 28 Regular Admission Applies Or purchase your membership with unlimited use for one full calendar year! 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, BC 604.796.9576 | www.kilby.ca

Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz BC V0M 1A0 • Tel 604.796.2235 • www.district.kent. bc.ca

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