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The Harrison River swelled to its banks earlier this week, as pictured here at the east end of the Harrison Mills bridge, looking south. The District of Kent has issued an evacuation alert for residents living outside the dike system.

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Residents living outside the dike system in the District of Kent have been notified of potential impact from the rising Fraser River. Water levels are expected to peak locally today or tomorrow, following heavy rains in the headwater regions earlier in the week. The levels are expected to exceed the levels seen in 2007, and be comparable to levels reached in 1972. District officials went door to door on Tuesday night to inform property owners outside of the dike system of the potential risks. Many of those properties are not residential. On

Wednesday morning, they issued a press release saying homes inside the dike system could also be affected. "Impacts to properties located inside the District’s dyke system are expected to be limited to additional seepage," the District wrote. They began daily dike patrols earlier this week, and will continue to monitor the river levels over the next two weeks. As Kent-Harrison's Emergency Program Coordinator, Roger Poulton is constantly monitoring the river. He follows several useful websites and monitoring systems that measure things like temperature, snow pack and river flows around the province.

He also stresses that everyone should always have an emergency plan, and kit, ready to be used. If you do not already have an emergency plan in place for your household, now is an excellent time to create one. More information on emergency planning can be found at www.pep. bc.ca. The District of Kent didn't expect to make an update to the potential flood threat until sometime today. In Hope, Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy said on Wednesday they were working on issuing evacuation alerts in neighbourhoods around that area as well.

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"Our plan at this hour is to issue an evacuation alert," he said. "This is being treated very seriously. We're expecting high water that we probably haven't seen for 40 years." A reception area was being set up, and the Hope Emergency Operations Centre was activated on Tuesday, in council chambers. If the alert is upgraded to an evacuation, residents will be provided with all the information they need to protect their home and get to safety at that time. For up-to-date river information, visit us online at www.ahobserver. com. news@ahobserver.com


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Playground a source of pride Lions donate cash to enhance Kilby for kids Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

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Kilby Historic Site’s newest source of pride is a brand new, premium playground designed to keep kids busy. And over the last few weeks, children have been flocking to the wooden structure to climb, swing and oversee the farm. And at an official unveiling on Tuesday, even some bigger kids were eager to hop onto the playground and give it a whirl. The Agassiz Harrison Lions met with Kilby staff and management to install a plaque and talk about the project. Several Lions members eagerly climbed up the ladder to the look out, beaming with pride. The Lions contributed $4,000 toward the project, to replace the previous structure. Kilby employee

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Members of the Agassiz Harrison Lions Club met with Kilby staff farmer and handyman Chris Nowak on Tuesday morning, to celebrate the new playground and install a plaque to acknowledge the Lions’ donation of $4,000.

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likely to be added next winter. And he’s hoping to jazz it up with things like a steering wheel, and cutouts in the side for children to peer out of. Eventually, even a flag will fly from the top. This isn’t the first time the local Lions club has helped Kilby Historic Site with updates. The building at the front, which houses the gift shop and restaurant, are there because of Lions contributions back in 1980s. Throughout the year, many of the volunteers are also Lions members. And this spring they cleaned out the museum, first learning the proper procedures for cleaning artifacts. “Our thing is, we like working somewhere and helping out where it’s a family thing,” said Lion Joey Ellis. In addition to the playground, Nowak also built a giant checkerboard which has become an instant hit. “I’m going to have to build stools,” he said on Tuesday. “So many people come and sit and play.”

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A bear is carried away after being tranquilized and falling from a tree in a residential area of Harrison Hot Springs last Thursday.

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The discovery — and relocation — of a “conditioned” bear in Harrison Hot Springs has prompted a warning from the regional district. The bear was found last Thursday at about 7 p..m near Eagle and Naismith. It was up a tree in a backyard, and had to be tranquilized. A witness said the bear fell from the tree after being tranquilized. Three RCMP and two conservation officers were on scene. While Harrison Hot Springs is a rural area, there are things residents and visitors can do to reduce bear attractants. The FVRD has a new Bear Aware program, an educational program that teaches residents how to manage and reduce bear attractants, and in turn, reduces the opportunity for human-bear conflicts. It started as pilot project last year in Mission, and was so successful the FVRD has decided to expand it to the entire region. The program will have two coordinators, Chris Ovens, located at the FVRD office, serving the City of Chilliwack and surrounding areas, and Brian Cummings, located at the District of Mission

office, serving Mission and Abbotsford. “The funding for these programs shows what strong partnerships exist in the valley” says Frank Ritcey, Provincial Coordinator of the Bear Aware Program. “The FVRD, The District of Mission, the Province through the Ministry of Environment, and the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund have all contributed in kind or in cash to see that the communities within the Fraser Valley are well served with this program”. Annually, hundreds of bears are destroyed in British Columbia, as a result of people not managing attractants properly. Bears that become conditioned to human food often end up posing a threat to human safety and are consequently destroyed. Ovens and Cummings are planning to educate the community about the correct way to manage their attractants and, in turn, create safer communities for both humans and bears. Their methods will include door-to-door visits, tagging curbside wastes that are set out too early, school presentations and taking part in community events. “I am extremely excited for this opportunity to work with my

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community to address what is a growing issue in our area. I would also like to thank all of the partners involved as I think their participation shows great foresight” says Ovens. Janne Perrin, a resident of Harrison Hot Springs and member of the Miami River Streamkeepers, offered the following tips for reducing bear encounters. • Keep garbage in the house or garage until pick up day • Don’t add meat or cooked food to compost, turn it regularly and keep covered • Use bird feeders in winter only. Keep ground free of seeds. • Keep pet dishes inside and clean up spillage. Store Pet food indoors • Keep refrigerators and freezers inside • Clean you BBQ after use and store in a secured area • In season pick ripe fruit and remove any fallen fruit Perrin added that if you see a bear, it’s important to remain calm. Keep away from the bear and bring children and pets inside. If a bear is threatening call the Conservation Officer Service 1 877 952 RAPP. To learn more, visit www.bearaware.bc.ca.

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The students from ACE shared the Betty Urquhart Award for Community Service this year, and were surprised by their administrator, Sandy Balascak, with a limo ride to the ceremony in Abbotsford last week. They also celebrated the recognition they’ve received by sharing a bottle of sparkling apple juice, as community members and school district trustees cheered. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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that have been laid in previous seasons. This triggers the mosquito development cycle. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) has been preparing since early April by monitoring and treating areas known to produce nuisance mosquitoes. All sites are being treated with a bacterial agent that is non-toxic to humans and is designed to specifically target a mos-

quito in its larval stage before it can fly. Crews have launched widespread hand and helicopter treatments of sites, covering more than 600 hectares of land around the Fraser River to date, and will continue throughout the upcoming months. The FVRD does not conduct fogging or spraying of chemicals that kill flying (adult) mosquitoes. Here are some ways

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AGGREGATE PILOT PROJECT NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

EVERGREEN HALL Cheam Room 9291 Corbould Street, Chilliwack, B.C. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Fraser Valley Regional District Board is holding a public information meeting for the purpose of sharing information with members of the public relating to the Aggregate Pilot Project (APP). This meeting is intended to inform the public on matters relating to this initiative and will include a presentation on APP mapping designations and next steps generally with respect to APP. PLEASE ALSO TAKE NOTICE THAT this meeting will be conducted as a formal public hearing. Members of the public in attendance will be invited to offer their comments to the Fraser Valley Regional District Board with respect to APP. Public hearing protocols will be observed. Doors to Evergreen Hall will open at 6:30 p.m. Information pertaining to the Aggregate Pilot Project is available through our website at http://www.fvrd.bc.ca or by contacting our offices located at 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. You may also contact us by phone at 604-702-5000 or 1-800-528-0061 and by email at planninginfo@fvrd.bc.ca. Your written submissions are also invited and must be received by the undersigned not later than 12:00 noon on June 25, 2012. We welcome and encourage your attendance and participation at the upcoming Public Information Meeting. Dated: June 8, 2012 George Murray, Chief Administrative Officer 6-12H FVRD14

to reduce mosquitoes around your property, and ways to limit bites: • Apply insect repellent containing DEET according to label instructions when outdoors. • Wear shoes, socks and long-sleeved, light-coloured, loosefitting shirts and pants when outdoors. • Avoid mosquitoladen areas at dawn and dusk. • Install tight-fitting screens on doors and windows. For questions, or for general information, call the FVRD’s Moquito Control Hotline at 1-888-733-2333.

The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a hang glider who died in Lumby on June 11. The man was Richard Michael Wood, 38, from Hope. Coronor Barb McLintock said Wood was flying his hang glider solo from a popular location northwest of Lumby known as Coopers Launch. Shortly before 2 p.m. on June 11, he was coming in for a landing when something went wrong and he crashed into the landing field. Wood suffered critical injuries in the crash and was taken by air ambulance to Kelowna General Hospital. His injuries were too severe, and he died in hospital on June 15. Wood’s is the second death of a hang glider in B.C. in the past six weeks. Lenami Godinez Avila died on April 28 in an incident on Mount Woodside in Agassiz. As well, a student operating a powered paraglider, Barry Kleiter, died on June 7 following an incident near Enderby. The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate all three deaths. The family has been notified and they are asking for their privacy.


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Chief Clem Seymour and Seabird Island students were involved in the filming of a new show to be aired on APTN next fall.

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Television crew learns how to play Slippery Fish during filming THE OBSERVER

Students at Seabird Island School will be featured on a brand new television series. The show is called Warrior Games, and film crews visited Seabird Island last Monday and Tuesday to shoot several scenes of what will become the series debut. Warrior Games focuses on how First Nation children are learning traditional games, and more often than not, how they’re transforming the games into their own modern versions of those played by the ancestors. Seabird students played games like Nob-

bies, Slippery Fish, and Earth Ball. All three are games that they normally play at school, and all have some basis in First Nation culture. Nobbies, host and producer Steve Sxwithul’txw says, is much like boleros. It’s a traditional game that was once only played by the women in a community. Men weren’t even allowed to watch women play it. But elders have taught the game, and in teaching the game they teach the history as well. Slippery Fish mimics hand bombing, and the goal is to pass a ‘fish’ around the group as fast as possible with-

out dropping it. It’s silly and fun, just like a kids’ game should be. They also demonstrated Earth Ball to the film crew. While it’s not a traditional game, Earth Ball offers its own lessons to those who play. Sxwithul’txw says they’ll be shooting Warrior Games episodes well into early next year, and expect the show to premiere in the late summer or early fall of 2013 on APTN. The goal of the show is to capture all of the ways First Nations students and teachers are staying active and healthy while using the teachings of their elders, he says. “And it’s always with a

youth focus,” he says. “I participate in the games, and they teach me.” The students also got a glimpse into the television business while the film crew was in town. One morning was spent showing the students how the cameras, booms and other equipment work, while answering questions about film careers. “That’s a big thing,” Sxwithul’txw says. “It’s important to be planting a seed every time there’s an opportunity. And we gave them an opportunity to see what we do.” When the show is ready for the air, they’ll be launching a Warrior

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Opinion QUESTION OF THE WEEK

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The provincial government continues to throw millions of dollars towards Experience the Fraser, a plan to link existing parks and trails along both sides of the river from Vancouver to Hope. Most of the money, $2.5 million initially, went towards developing a concept plan – mapping out the hiking and biking trail links. But because of private property – some of it occupied by industrial businesses, such as saw mills, and even more of it being native land – the proposed trail has to go around them, for now. While connected by a line on a map, the trail in some areas would consist only of a road shoulder and some signs indicating the route. So it’s not really one, long connected trail, but a series of independent existing ones. Abbotsford-Mission MLA Randy Hawes suggests a small park fee be added to municipal taxes to purchase private riverfront property if or when it becomes available, to expand the route and fill in the gaps. It’s a nice idea, but a costly one. And would such a trail, if completed, really attract tourists? Where’s the economic return if they’re just bypassing through towns? Remember the Trans Canada Trail? Who uses it? Who cares? Fraser Valley residents have a plethora of trails they use in abundance already – and some make up part of the Trans Canada Trail and Experience the Fraser. Metro Vancouver says little money is currently available for pursuing the Experience trail system, which would require many, many millions to complete. In the present economic climate, this has to be a lower priority. Keep investing modestly in regional parks development and maintenance. Experience the Fraser can wait. – Black Press

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Choosing work instead of welfare B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The B.C. government has taken some modest steps to tighten up the province’s income assistance system, and to encourage people to work when they are able to. With Premier Christy Clark swooping in to take credit, Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux unveiled changes that included fixing the worst mistake in B.C. Liberal policy. Cadieux acknowledged that B.C. was the only province that clawed back all earnings from employable welfare recipients, and she announced that from now on they will be able to earn up to $200 a month without penalty. The exemption for disabled people is increased from $500 to $800 a month. Another important change is

requiring welfare recipients to file income tax returns. People can now do temporary work when it comes along, report the income and take advantage of the various tax credits that come from participating in society instead of just living off it. Any experience earning money is valuable experience. With baby boomers starting to retire in big numbers, the expected labour shortage has begun across Western Canada. And yet, increasing numbers of foreign workers are coming in to do farm and other work, while many young people are unemployed. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon took note of this during his budget preparations. Increasing numbers of young, employable people were applying for welfare in southern B.C., while jobs go begging in the booming northeast. Falcon mused about setting up a program to provide training and plane fare for these

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people, an idea quickly dubbed “welfare air.” Another effort to get young people working is Jobfest, a rockthemed road show currently touring northern B.C. towns. It attracts young people with music and souvenirs like drumsticks and guitar picks, and offers

“The culture assumes self-esteem is more important than achievement. them skills assessment using sexy iPad apps and graphics that depict carpentry as cool. If Jobfest and welfare air sound a bit desperate, it’s because they are. They illustrate our society’s problem. We have a public school system where students pass whether they do the work or not. The culture assumes self-

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esteem is more important than achievement. The teachers’ union constantly sets an example that the way to get what you want is to stamp your feet and demand it from government. What do we expect young people to learn? And how easy is it for B.C. to slip into a Greece-like tailspin, where a majority expects to be carried on the backs of the shrinking minority who do productive work? Oldtimers might recall when Mike Harcourt’s NDP government took over from the allegedly miserly Social Credit regime and raised welfare rates. They compounded that mistake by relaxing eligibility rules and making it easier for employable people to stay on welfare. After a couple of years of this wealth redistribution, 10 per cent of the B.C. population was on welfare, with more piling on every day. Faced with the results of this staggering

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blunder, Harcourt lashed out at “cheats, deadbeats and varmints” scamming B.C. taxpayers and launched a crackdown on fraud. Later the NDP cut the basic rate for single employables to $500 a month. Today it stands at $610, and the NDP looks poised to repeat history. Surrey MLA Jagrup Brar did a month-long publicity stunt in January, living on welfare by wandering from shelter to food bank with TV cameras trailing behind. Brar would have been better off if welfare air had been available. Instead of learning to live off the burgeoning urban handout industry, he could have gone up to Dawson Creek or Fort St. John and worked as a labourer. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Just say no to Translink I hope the people and leaders of Hope, Agassiz, and Harrison will think twice before allowing Translink into their communities. The cost is just to great for what will eventually become sustandard service. First your vehicle gas will go up 7 - 17 cents / litre, and there will be a transit fee added to your home heating bill. They have 25 CEOs which make $200,000 or more per year and a police force which give out bogus tickets while 80 per cent of their officers make $100,000 or more per year. There is also plans to add a transit fee to house taxes, a $50 - $100 transit fee to vehicle

insurance, and tolls to all the bridges in the translink area. These extra taxes and fees are above and besides rising prices to ride the buses. And when the people say enough, Translink starts cutting services not their wages and bonuses. Translink is like a spoiled teen, who (with no planning) spend all their allowance and just keep asking for more. If you think I am fear mongering just ask anyone on the Lower Mainland what they think of Translink. Public transit is a good idea, just let's stay away from Translink.

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Downtown Agassiz got a bit brighter this week, as the facade improvements at Lordco Auto Parts were completed. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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Water the real priority Mayor Facios "newsletter" of June 13 tells us we're building a new "Village office public works site" at a cost of $1.9 million — plus. Do we really need this? Public works south of the village office is non existent, even more so since garbage collection was contracted out, and even the green waste collection area disappeared, leaving us to our own devices in dealing with the bio mass which accumulates annually. Before the village spends more millions improving the appearance of the north end of the village, it might consider bringing necessities like

water to residents south of Walnut Street! Given that the village has already issued at least one boil water advisory — and spent a bundle inspecting the sewage system mere yards from my own well, (hmm-any leakage found?) — a secure water supply would be nice. Much nicer than, say, a prettified village office with nice landscaping? And maybe — at the same time — the disintegrating streets and sinking kerbs could be fixed? Or are my priorities misplaced?

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Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin. Under the orders of the evil Jafar, Aladdin is thrown in jail and becomes caught up in Jafar’s plot to rule the land with the aid of a mysterious lamp. Legend has it that only a person who is a “diamond in the rough” can retrieve the lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin might fit that description, but that’s not enough to marry the princess, who must marry a prince.

The Observer, Petro’s Pizza, The Video Station, and The Adventure Park at Tugboat Junction are inviting kids up to the age of 12 years to join the Observer Fun Club. When your name appears in this section, come in to the Observer office within 2 weeks with this clipping & you will receive: • a free pizza from Pizza Plus • a free movie rental from the Video Station • a free activity pass from The Adventure Park at Tugboat Junction • a free book from the Agassiz Public Library upon presenting the birthday letter to them.

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recipe of the week

Roasted Whole Chicken • Make a rub of olive oil, salt & pepper. • Smooth the rub over the entire freshly rinsed chicken. • Place tin foil, shiny side down, on the bottom of a casserole dish or baking pan with sides (to capture any juices). • Place peeled whole cloves of garlic all over the bottom of the dish/pan; enough that they will be covered by the chicken once placed in dish as well. • Take one medium to large lemon & using a fork, pierce it all over. Place the lemon inside the cavity of the chicken & rest atop the garlic cloves in the dish. • Roast in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes per pound. If the skin starts to get too brown & the chicken is not finished, tent a piece of tin foil over the top of the chicken. • Be sure to baste the chicken at least once part way through the cooking time to get the garlic & lemon flavour throughout. • Serve with lightly steamed vegetables & some rice, couscous or roasted potatoes... Delicious!

We’re more than just Tasty Chicken... From opposite ends of the planet, our families settled and met here in Agassiz, BC during the 1970s. We were then immediately mesmerized by the abounding nature, and we continue to be each day. John immigrated to Agassiz with his family from the Netherlands. coming from the rural region of Frysland, farming has been in John’s family tradition for generations. Hoa (pronounced: Wha) immigrated as a refugee with her siblings from Vietnam soon after the war - quite the tale in itself! She was raised to the envy of many foodies today with her urban cultivation and husbandry skills. Our community’s acclaimed fresh produce, herbs and artisan food products has now received a new addition; Hoa has long held the vision to grow fresh, healthy and tasty chickens for the local area. and in the summer of 2011, John and Hoa started making this dream happen. We now supply the local area with free range eggs, chicken and turkey available for pickup! No additives. Non-medicated. Organic fed. Open fields. Fresh water... and darn tasty! Our tasty chickens are raised wildly - natural grass fields, unfiltered sunlight and fresh water straight from the aquifer. The only thing we mix into their lifestyle are heat lamps until their own feathers have grown in, certified organic feed mash, and a little bit of love. Oh, and at night, we keep them enclosed in the barn so raccoons, coyotes and bears keep their distance - this is British Columbia! When our chickens are ready for market, we have them prepared to the cleanest standards, and we are proud to say they are Halal certified. To order, simply go to our website: tastychicken.ca or call: 604-796-9347.

Still looking for local produce vendors, especially homegrown veggies & fruit. We will offer the Backyard Table again this year if there is interest (up to 3 people who have fresh garden products can pay $6 each to share a 10'x10' stall space for their extra veggies, for a maximum of 3 markets per grower. 1-2 days notice is required. Vendors are welcome to join any time during the summer and Junior vendors are also welcome. An application form can be printed from the Market website: www.agassizfarmersmarket.com as well as the contact information. If you would like weekly reminders of the market: "like" the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agassiz-Farm-Fresh-Market/118355404910779

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Sports Aquanaut action Dana Stoekley of the Agassiz Harrison Aquanauts dives into the Ferny Coombe Pool on Sunday afternoon, amid heavy rains. This weekend marked the annual Kristy Hatt Memorial Swim Meet at the Agassiz pool. For results, see story page 11.

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Sports

Personal bests for swimmers

There's plenty of racing action left this summer at Agassiz Speedway. The next night of events is July 7, when the Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce hosts the School's Out Pirate and Princess Day. Kids are invited to dress up and join the fun in the stands. Then it's Christmas in July, on July 21, including a street stock invitational, sponsored by Belfour Property Restoration. Other race days include August 11 and 18, September 8, 22 and 29 and October 27. Time trials start at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.agassizspeedway.com.

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The annual Kristy Hatt Memorial swim meet was held over the weekend in Agassiz. There were over 300 swimmers from the Fraser Valley who donned their swim suits and gum boots to participate. The Agassiz Harrison Aquanauts say they could not have hosted such a successful meet if were not for their volunteers and corporate sponsors. The swim meet was a great experience for new and old swimmers. Since it was Fathers Day weekend, they held a Fathers Day relay and the representing dads were Detmar Schwichtenberg, Tom Forge, Holger Schwichtenberg, Phil Hardy and Jamie Lees. The kids cheered the dads on, and the dads had a new appreciation for their kids hard work. It was a weekend of personal bests for the club. All of the participating swimmers had personal best times. They are Bo Hardy, Lili Hardy, Martin Spaeti, Tomas Schwichtenberg, Bronwen Wheeler, Bentley McMullin, Mila Dinn, Morgan Sparkes, Brooklyn McMullin, Anton Stoeckley, Owen Inkman, Zach Wolter, Leila Wheeler, Dana Stoekley, Emily Kurtowski, Mark Schwichtenberg , Logan Sparkes, Kian Johnson, Daniel Chrenko, Veronica Chrenko, Owen Quintana, Meka Quintana, Philip Schwichtenberg, Alex Schwichtenberg , Leif Forge, James Ibister, Emily Bestwick,

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Time to clean up our beach fronts The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is running again this year, and registration is now open for participants. This fall’s Shoreline Cleanup campaign runs from Sept. 15-23.The event is one of Canada’s largest direct action conservation efforts. Last year, the campaign removed more than 140,000 kg of shoreline litter from 3,144 km of shorelines, including Harrison Lake. To learn more or to register, visit ShorelineCleanup.ca or call 1-877-427-2422.

Fares (Cdn $ subject to HST) $160 per person Book early, space is limited and fills up quickly! Schedule Dates: Sunday, July 15th, 2012 & Saturday, September 29th, 2012 Departs: 9:00am - Returns 7:00pm * Departure from dock immediately across from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort

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

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Helping youth connect with nature A recent garage sale had a special purpose — giving Upper Fraser Valley youth a chance to meet Mother Nature. Agassiz All Storage held the garage and hot dog sale on June 9, and the $557.25 in proceeds went to the Youth Inclusion Program. YIP operates out of the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services office in downtown Agassiz, but serves youth across the Fraser Cascade area. “With the extra money, we are able to pay for the rent of another vehicle to help transport more

youths on the camping trip this summer," Adam Palmer, YIP manager says. The kids will be headed to the Okanagan this summer, where they will be introduced to camping, along with wake-boarding and rock-climbing. Through participation in camping trips, the youth involved will be learning new outdoor skills, taking part in challenging activities with their peers, and helping develop a positive attitude toward healthy activities and lifestyle.

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The caboose and track inspection car at the Agassiz Harrison Museum needs a new coat of paint. After racking their collective brains over how to pay for this, the Agassiz Harrison Histori-

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car a much-needed face lift. You are invited to drop by the museum with your donation or keep a look-out for collection boxes around town. – submitted by Jackie Perry

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Community

Sing your heart out with voice educator

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Seabird students enjoyed a day at Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford after winning the Audience Choice Award in an injury prevention contest.

Seabird kids create winning video Seabird Island Community School students from Miss Eustache’s Grade 4/5 class entered a Community Injury Prevention Contest, creating a video to promote bike safety. For their efforts, The First Nations Health Council in Vancouver

presented them with a $1,000 cheque, and they were picked for the “Audience Choice Award." The students were able to spend $20 each in Scholastic books and $100 was donated to the school committee. Extra money from

the award went to class books and puzzles. The kids also were able to spend a funfilled day at Castle Fun Park in Abbotsford. Their video can be seen on YouTube by searching for "Seabird Island Ride On Be Safe."

Oops, I was not quite finished last week as I forgot to mention the much anticipated voice workshop, “Singing for Life”, and I better correct this post haste! It will happen on June 24 at the St. Anthony Church hall in Agassiz. It will be conducted by a world renowned voice educator who holds a degree from the Western University in Ontario. The workshop is open to all no matter what choir one belongs to, in fact, one does not have to belong to a choir at all in order to participate! The fee is $10 per person and the time of the workshop is 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Singing is a very im-

portant part in school, are of our life better adjustand I would ed and have like you to better success read the folin later life. lowing findVery young ings by Denchildren who nis Tupman, are not exanother very posed to muw e l l - k n ow n sic either by RUTH ALTENDORF voice educalistening or Harrison tor and music performing Happenings are permaresearcher. “As you lisnently aften to music, fected in their think of this: ability to learn. Scientific studies Participation in muhave shown that: sic reduces substantialPeople who sing or ly the effects of aging play a musical instru- - physical, mental and ment live longer, have psychological. lower stress levels and Music is a natural have better cardiovas- tranquilizer that releascular fitness. es natural endorphins Young people who into the system. sing or play a musical Stutterers do not instrument do better stutter when they sing.

People with epilepsy do not have seizures when they sing. The easiest way to learn a foreign language is by singing. Playing certain music can relieve symptoms of mental illness. Anthropologists have determined that perhaps our first language was a primitive form of singing. Neurologists believe that singing and other forms of music making are holistic experiences because they involve the whole human system - movement, thoughts and emotions.” For more information please call Brenda Di Rezze at 604-7943974.

T ECHOES FROM THE PAST

50 Years Ago, 1962 • A father and his young daughter drowned in Harrison Lake near 10 Mile Bay. Frank Sherrer and nine-yearold Judy had their black lab with them when their boat sank within shouting distance of shore. The dog made it to safety but the two people did not. Mr. Sherrer, well known in the forestry industry, came from Austria in 1926 and was highly esteemed in the district. • A 14 year old boy perished in a plane accident near Ruby Creek. His parents survived with serious injuries. Their plane was in transit from Bremerton, Washington en route to Fairbanks, Alaska. After landing for lunch in Chilliwack, they flew up a valley north of Ruby Creek by error and got pulled

down by a downdraft, causing the plane to crash and burn. • This rash of police work left little time for Corporal Brown and Constables Johnson and Cummings for themselves, commented John Green, the editor of our local newspaper. A plane crash, a drowning, two stolen cars, an escaped convict and missing persons all seemed to happen at once. The Agassiz Detachment was understaffed and Harrison Hot Springs wanted its own constable to handle times of emergencies such as this. • Jack Link caught 11 cutthroat trout in Harrison Lake at Celia Cove. There were fish in the lake for avid fishermen in the 1960s. Submitted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society

POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS KENT - KILBY - HARRISON LAKE Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When: June 18, 2012 to October 15, 2012 Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the Kent - Kilby Harrison Lake area. Boundaries: North of Kent Sub to Harrison Lake West of Kent sub to Harrison River in Kilby Fraser River on the South Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards. For more information about our current work or other vegetation management practices, please call Brian Hadden, your area coordinator of Vegetation Maintenance, at 604 866 1707.

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Entertainment

The LIST

Delta Music Makers will perform a free concert in the Hot Springs Resort Conference Centre tomorrow at 2 p.m.

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Concert band to regale Harrison The Delta Music Makers Concert Band from Ladner will be performing a stylish, exciting performance at Harrison Hot Springs Resort in the Conference Center at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. This 40-piece community band is well known in the lower mainland, not only for their busy concert schedule, but also as hosts of the Lad-

ner Bandfest, a festival for community bands, which took place on June 9 and 10. The band will regale the audience with movie themes, folk music, solo features, concert marches, and other tuneful styles. The concert line up for Saturday is I Believe (the Vancouver Games theme), Seventy Six Trombones, The Mask Of

Zorro (movie music), Great Waldo Pepper March, Gabriel’s Oboe (solo feature), Tijuana Brass In Concert, Mancini (a medley of his works), Mountain Dance (folk music), Les Miserables (featuring vocalist), and Funiculi Funicula a fast-paced exciting finish. The Delta Music Makers have performed throughout B.C. and have made the oc-

casional trip abroad, such as to the UK, Europe, and the USA. Their latest foreign performance was last September, where they gave rousing concerts in Washington DC, New York City, and Boston as a 10year memorial tribute to the victims of 9/11. To learn more about the band, go to www.deltamusicmakers.org.

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• Third Annual National Aboriginal Day Festival in the Park hosted by the Trails Crossing Friendship Centre in Memorial Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 23. Story telling and performances, carving demonstration, displays and vendors, kids activities, contests and more. Contact the Trails Crossing Friendship Centre at 604-869-9042 or trailscrossing@ live.ca for details. • “Tweenâ€? End of School Dance at the Hope Rec Centre from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 29, for youth 10 to 12 years old. A staff-supervised event. Cost is $5 per youth. Must pre-register by calling 604-869-2304. • 4H Fundraiser at Kilby Historic Site, on June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with fitting demonstrations, educational speeches and animals on site. Half of the admissions collected is being donated to 4H. For more info, call 604-796-9576. • Aaron Moran, artist in residence at the Ranger Station, has a show called Excavations running now until July 2. For more information, visit kentharrisonartscouncil.com. • The Jones Boys play live music Tuesday through Saturday nights at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa's Copper Room. Dress code in effect. • The Agassiz Farm Fresh Market runs every Thursday now until September 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Aberdeen parking lot at 7167 Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz, featuring fresh local produce and many other products. The List highlights current arts, culture and entertainment events, from Chilliwack to Hope. To be listed, visit us online at www.ahobserver.com and enter the information in our new community calender, or email news@ahobserver.com.

New program helps seniors, people with disabilities modify homes Would a new ramp, handrails or walk-in shower help you maintain your independence at home? BC Housing’s new Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program helps lowincome B.C. seniors and people with disabilities make home modiďŹ cations that will allow them to continue living at home. Through HAFI, homeowners and landlords with eligible tenants can apply for ďŹ nancial assistance of up to $20,000 for improvements that make their home more accessible and safe. The goal of the program is to enable people who have physical limitations to live at home longer. People’s physical needs change over time – sometimes, a small improvement to a home can make the difference between being able to live independently or not. Types of eligible projects include: ĂŁ +andrails in hallways or stairways, ĂŁ 5DPSVIRUHDVHRIDFFHVV ĂŁ (DV\WRUHDFKZRUNRUVWRUDJH  areas in the kitchen, ĂŁ /HYHUKDQGOHVRQGRRUV ĂŁ :DONLQVKRZHUVZLWKJUDE bars, and ĂŁ %DWKWXEJUDEEDUVDQGVHDWV The projects must be permanent and ďŹ xed to the home, although exceptions can be made for equipment that gives access to an existing part of the home (e.g. a bath lift). /DXQFKHGLQ-DQXDU\+$),

The new Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program helps low-income B.C. seniors and people with disabilities make home modifications for safe, accessible and independent living.

is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the CanadaB.C. Affordable Housing Initiative. Through the HAFI SURJUDP million in grants or forgivable loans will be distributed to qualifying B.C. residents over the next three years. To qualify for assistance from HAFI, recipients must be a lowincome senior or person with a disability, a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant, and a B.C. resident. Someone in the household must have a permanent disability or loss of ability that makes it difďŹ cult to perform

day-to-day activities. As well, the total household income and assets must be below a certain limit. BC Housing can tell you the income and house value limits for your area when you apply. The program is open to both homeowners and those living in market rental accommodation where rents are at the low end of market levels; landlords must apply for improvements on behalf of eligible tenants. (OLJLELOLW\UHTXLUHPHQWVDQ application guide and application forms are available at www. bchousing.org/HAFI.


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

Agassiz Harrison Community Services

Meet the Pros JUNE 2012

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

AGM July 11 @ 5:30 pm located in the A-H Comm un Services Boardroom ity 5-7086 Pioneer Avenue , Agassiz

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

LOCAL EVENTS Play LionsTV Bingo! everyThursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4.Tickets may be purchased at “Ledoux Hardware” or “Chehalis General Store”. Annual Rosedale Community Picnic - Saturday, June 23rd 11 am - 3 pm at Rosedale Ball Park. Bring lunch, a mug & a lawn chair as beverages & ice cream are provided. There’ll be music! Call 604-794-3850 for more info.

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

STORY TIME IN THE PARK SCHEDULE: Hope - July 3: Kim Campbell will read “Mechanimals”, entertainment will be Norden the Magician Agassiz - July 4: Terrill Scott will read “Mechanimals” & there will be entertainment! Hope - July 10: Jon & Joey Polishak will read “I Love to Play” and old fashioned games Agassiz - July 11: Tracy Bonshor will read “I Love to Play” & there will be games! Hope - July 17: Tim Larson & Andrew Tarrant will read “Cats’ Night Out”, we’ll have Safety Day Agassiz - July 18: Debbie Lamberger will read “Cats’ Night Out” & the entertainment will be Stories on Wheels! Hope - July 24: Deb Ireland will read “You Are A Lion”, Kim Richardson is coming to do a bit of a workout with us Agassiz - July 25: The story will be “I Am a Lion” & there will be yoga & stretching with Elizabeth from Spirit Yoga Hope - July 31: Kim Paolini & Irais Guerrero will read “Happy and You Know It” and are doing entertainment

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

Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

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

604-796-2705 24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE PLUMBING SERVICES

• Furnaces Licensed Bonded • Water Heaters Insured • Boilers • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Gas Fitting • Fireplaces

$13/hour De-cluttering/Organizing & Disposal services Floors, windows, kitchens, lawns Environmentally friendly products

Call Autumn Marie

604.796.0770

604.703.5939

Custom Window FCINBACK USTOM 50% Off & No Charge Installation*

Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving “The Quality of Life” for all seniors. FMI call Ernie Bayer @ 604-576-9734 or email ecbayer@shaw.ca Harrison Community Social Club Drop-in every Thurs at Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, 10 am: cards, darts, games & coffee. Contact Jacquie 604-7963105 or Suzanne 604-7961269 Group Hikers Harrison offers 4 levels of hikes every Wed(easy, light, moderate, strenuous) FMI call Ruth Altendorf 604-796-2084 Friendship House Nickel Bingo on Monday at 1 pm, Tuesday Bridge at 12:30 pm, Cribbage at 1 pm, Sit and Be Fit 10:30 am Monday and Friday, Drop-in Floor Curling 7 pm Thursday Kidz @ the Cross - Harrison Elementary - Thursdays 6 - 7:30 pm Grades 4, 5 & 6 Registration & team leader Carol Cartmell 604-793-0171 gospelbrass@shaw.ca or Crafts • Games • Lesson

*until June 30

604.796.1196 | 604.857.3375 (cell)

New Cabinetry, and Cabinet Refacing Counter Tops 6390 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM

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

CARPENTRY SERVICES

FRASER CANYON GLASS LTD. Windshield replacements Rock chip repairs All private insurance co. Certified Automotive Glass Technician 35 yrs exp. Full Service Glass Shop

DOMESTIC & IMPORTS

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

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

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Bigfoot Toastmasters Club meets at 7pm every Monday evening at the Christian Reformed Church hall, 7452 Morrow Rd. Visitors always welcome. Agassiz contact: 604-701Sam Steenhuus 9068 Bingo – TUESDAYS Hosted by Agassiz Agricultural & Association, Horticultural 5pm. at open Doors Pavilion. Agricultural Agassiz. 604-796-9075 Coffee Break/Story Hour - a weekly Bible Study for ladies and children 0-5. Agassiz 9:30a.m. Weds Christian Reformed Church on Morrow Road. FMI call 604-796-9474

PAWS DOG GROOMING

Coverings/Blinds WOODWORKS

GROUP 2 OF 4 Agassiz Monday Painters Meet every est.1961. Monday from 11am-3pm at Agassiz United Church. FMI call Linda 604-794-5554 Better Beginnings: Pre/post natal education, nutrition and support. Lunch & childcare provided. Tues. 10:30am to 12:30pm. 7272 Morrow Road. FMI call Louisa at 604-796-0313

SOFT TOUCH

KENT PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.

CASTLE CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

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• Complete collision & glass services • Courtesy Vehicles • Express repair facility - all insurance company estimates written here

966 6th Avenue, 604 •869 •5244 www.hopeautobody.ca

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

debra cornish 604.796.0406

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RV Membership Holiday Trails $1500. includes Camperland, Rosedale, Christina Lake, Chemainius , Courtenay, Alberta Beach Golf Resort, AB, Lethbridge, Drumheller, and Ferndale, Wash., USA. Phone Gordon at 604-599-5094 for info. Admin Fee & membership total $963.20 extra

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Pressman The Abbotsford Press Centre has an opening for a Pressman on our spare board. Web Offset experience a must. Must be available for shift work. References required. Interested applicants should direct their resume to: Press Manager, Abbotsford Press Centre 34375 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 Fax: 604-853-2195. No phone calls please e-mail: dwarne@blackpress.ca We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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BUSINESS FOR SALE ATLAS POWER SWEEP DRIVERS power sweeping, power scrubbing and pressure washing. Must be hard working with a good attitude. Burnaby based. Must be available to work nights and weekends. Good driving record required. Experience beneficial, but will train. Email: jobs@atlasg.net or fax 604-294-5988

Be your own boss publishing your own local entertainment / humour magazine. Javajoke publications is offering an exclusive protected license in your area. We will teach you our lucrative proven system, step by step by step to create the wealth that you want. Perfect for anyone FT / PT, from semi-retired to large scale enterprise. Call today to get your no obligation info packet. Toll FREE 1-855-406-1253 bcclassified.com FREE VENDING MACHINES. Appointing Prime References Now. Earn up to $100,000.00 + Per Year. Exclusive Protected Territories. For Full Details CALL NOW. 1-866-6686629 Website WWW.TCVEND.COM

COMPANY DRIVER & O/O req’d for Gillson Trucking. Full Time. 42¢/mile. Run U.S. LMO available. Phone 604-853-2227. DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

DRIVERS WANTED: .Dawson www.dawcon.com/

WANT to retire, need to work? Well established seafood restaurant for sale on Vancouver Island. eatmorefish@hotmail.ca

MANAGER OF TRACK POSITION. Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd (KPR) has an immediate opening for our Manager of Track position. The successful candidate will become part of an experienced management team and will oversee track maintenance and track capital work while insuring regulatory compliance and safe work practices and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a track supervisor. KPR operates on 120 miles of Class 1 and Class 2 track in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, between Kelowna and Kamloops. This position works out of our Vernon, BC offices. Please submit resumes and any questions you may have regarding this position to: info@khawk.ca

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Seabird Island Band Employment Opportunity Posting POSITION TITLE: RECORDS MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR SUMMARY The Records Manager, under direction of the Finance Manager, will be responsible for the efficient and effective organizational management of all electronic and paper based information. The position must determine the most appropriate storage, protection, retention, and access methods for all records and historical property of Seabird Island Band. Responsibilities will include the creation and maintenance of records management policies, the set-up, maintenance and review of records systems, and the standardization of information resources. JOB DUTIES • Develop, implement and maintain the organizational management of electronic and/or paper based information and archive system. • Review, recommend, implement, and monitor records management policies, procedures and classification systems. • Manage the changeover from paper to electronic records management systems, where appropriate • Preserve Band history and heritage • Draft papers, prepare quarterly and ad hoc reports for Management and Council • Advise on highly complex legal and regulatory issues, often involving difficult judgments in controversial areas such as the Freedom of Information Act, and other national or regional legislation; • Manage and monitor records budgets and resources;

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LOST AND FOUND

Lost- Agassiz area- Upper denture plate. If found please call 604-794-9929

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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REQUIREMENTS • Post-secondary degree in information management or related discipline. • 5 years of related experience in records retention management • Experience in conducting legal and regulatory research regarding all applicable regulations affecting retention of information as records • Proven Supervisory experience (leadership, delegation, coaching, mentoring, training) • Passion, personal alignment, and commitment to the goals of the Seabird Island Band. • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability • Must be available to work some flexible schedules Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, covering letter & three references to: Human Resources, Seabird Island Band humanresources@seabirdisland.ca P.O. Box 650 Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone 604-796-6814 Fax 604-796-3729

Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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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 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS. Start training today. High graduate employment rates. Low monthly payments. Be a success! Enroll now. 1800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com MUSIC PRODUCTION, performance, recording. Music Diploma/University Transfer offered at GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. Specialize in instrument, voice, production, audio engineering. Stateof-the-art recording studios, current software. 1-888-999-7882; www. gprc.ab.ca NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview Campus. Affordable residences. 1888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

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Advertising Sales Representative The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver���s license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along 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 5:00 pm Sunday, June 24, 2012, to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: admanager@mapleridgenews.com Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline Friday – July 2, 2012 4:00 PM We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest

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PAINTING, SCULPTING, DRAWING. Fine Arts Certificate/Diploma/University Transfer program. GPRC Grande Prairie campus. No portfolio - no problem. Build one as you learn. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca

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THE ONE - THE ONLY - The One and Only in Canada. Only authorized Harley Davidson Technician Program at GPRC Fairview College Campus. September, 2012. Oncampus residences. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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General Nursery Labourer Required Start Date: July 2, 2012 Seasonal Full time work; Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am-5:00 pm

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Seabird Island Band Employment Opportunity Posting POSITION TITLE: EMERGENCY SERVICES OFFICER POSITION SUMMARY: The Emergency Services Officer, under direction of the Public Works Manager, is a seasonal position working approximately 6 to 8 months per year working with the management team to ensure that the Band is adequately prepared for all potential emergencies (natural or manmade). The ESO will work with the management team and the maintenance department in an administrative capacity to facilitate the execution of emergency plans and to perform tasks related to planning sessions. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Post Secondary education in a related field would be an asset • Familiarity with emergency services or emergency planning would be an asset • Proven excellence in Computer skills, including compiling and entering data, able to use Microsoft office suite and other applications. • Capable of providing high standard of service and records management. • Valid BC Driver’s License and Clear Criminal Record Check. • Knowledge of the Sto:lo culture, traditions and language is an asset. • Must have ability to remain calm in high stress and emergency situations PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Prep and plan meetings for the Emergency Services team • Increase awareness of the EST to membership and within the community through various mediums including workshops, presentations, written communications and on-line resources. • Recording minutes for all Emergency Services team meetings; communication of all action items; along with follow-up on action items. • Work with EST and Fire Department to plan emergency drills for staff and community • Build and maintain relationships with external emergency assistance providers (ie ambulance, police, search and rescue) • Ensure that emergency plan is continually updated and prepared for use when needed including keeping supplies stocked • Ensure that all prepared plans meet the requirements of associated bodies (ie health Canada, INAC, Worksafe BC) Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, covering letter & three references to: Human Resources, Seabird Island Band humanresources@seabirdisland.ca P.O. Box 650 Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone 604-796-6814 Fax 604-796-3729 Deadline Friday – July 2, 2012 4:00 PM We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest

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Seabird Island Band Employment Opportunity Posting Department: Finance & Administration POSITION TITLE: Finance Analyst – Permanent 35 hours per week DEPARTMENT: Finance & Administration RESPONSIBLE TO: Comptroller POSITION SUMMARY: The Finance Analyst, under direction of the Comptroller, is primarily responsible for analyzing and interpreting the Financial and statistical data of Seabird Island Band. The position must maintain confidentiality of all records. Coordinates the flow of information from Contracts and Agreements to the various departments within Seabird Island Band. This includes reporting on a timely basis adhering to company policies and procedures as well as contractual requirements and ensuring all deadlines are met within the established timeframes. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Completion of college diploma in accounting or business administration or higher. • Working toward an accounting designation or degree preferred. • Three years of increasingly responsible finance analysis experience (preferably in a Non-Profit or First Nations environment. • Demonstrated ability to complete full cycle accounting. • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable accounting and other computer technologies • Must pass a satisfactory Criminal Records Checks PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Analyzing and interpreting the Financial and statistical data and reports. • Liaise with Department and Program Managers and funding agencies. • Prepare documentation, reports, summaries, and record management relating to financial analysis. • Research relating to financial information. • Assist with a variety of financial planning initiatives. • Identify areas that require special attention. • Recommendations for improvements to systems or strategies. • Reconciliation procedures relating to analysis. • Printing financial reports from Accounting Software • Assisting with budget, cost and variance analyses • Ensuring proper allocation of overhead charges • Assisting with preparation of operating budgets. • Full cycle booking for some ventures. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, covering letter & three references to: Human Resources, Seabird Island Band drewpaddon@seabirdisland.ca P.O. Box 650 Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone 604-796-6814 Fax 604-796-3729 Deadline Friday – June 29, 2012 – 4 p.m. We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest

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Starting wage $10.25/hr Position includes: - general nursery labour - weeding - pruning - loading trucks, etc. Requirements: - physically fit - able to do repetitive work - able to work in the elements Please fax resume to: Quailtree Propagators Inc. Rosedale, BC 604-796-3378 or email to: info@qualitree.com

YOUR NEW CAREER as close as your computer. Online Active Aging Fitness Practitioner Certificate. Work with older adult fitness programs, coach master athletes. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta. 1888-539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca

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$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE (Vedder) is currently seeking an experienced Autoplan/PL CSR, Level 1 with 2 years experience, email resume:veddercrossing@jmins.com 604-824-4849 - Rob Vissers

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Call Erica 604 777 2195 An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-7235051. EXPERIENCED Grocery/ Produce Stocker required at busy green grocer in Agassiz. Part time and/or full time. Please fax resume to: 604-796-8487 Bring resume in person to: 7266 Pioneer Ave. Agassiz LOG HAULERS! Multiyear load/haul contract, competitive rates, 10 month season, flexible delivery, HWY or off. D & J Isley and Sons, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Call Cory 780-539-7580 or cory@isley.ca

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EXCO INDUSTRIES in 100 Mile B.C. is seeking experienced Steel Fabricators and Welders. We are a well established company offering competitive wages and benefit package. Submit resumes by email to jamie.larson@ainsworth.ca

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INVENTORY Control & Warehouse person needed to kit parts and maintain accurate stock control in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Applicants should have previous stock control experience, using ERP stock control systems generated pick lists from Engineering BOM’s. Reply to: hr@cwsindustries.com Visit www.cwsindustries.com

$15 Call Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com Make sure you have a great turn out! Deadline for publication is Tuesday, 4pm

District of Hope

TRASH to TREASURE Sat., June 23 8am - 4pm Hope & area residents will place their unwanted items on the curb for people for FREE! Take a drive & see what you can find!

PERSONAL SERVICES

Union Shop ~ Full Benefits Forward Resume to Steve Palm: Fax: 604-888-4749 E-mail: sep@cullendiesel.com AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING Inc. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20 km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10 - 3rd Year Apprentices or Journey Person Welders. We offer best wages in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28$30/hour, Journey Person $32 $35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working enviornment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at (office) 780-8462231, Fax 780-846-2241 or send resume to: blain@autotanks.ca: production@autotanks.ca. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

130

HELP WANTED

Seabird Island Band Employment Opportunity Posting POSITION TITLE: POLICY ANALYST

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, covering letter & three references to: Human Resources, Seabird Island Band humanresources@seabirdisland.ca P.O. Box 650 Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone 604-796-6814 Fax 604-796-3729 Deadline Friday – July 2, 2012 4:00 PM We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest

06/12H_SI21

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Recycle your unused items, place a classified ad TODAY!

www.bcclassified.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

320

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

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

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

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

356

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

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

MOVING & STORAGE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reli778.344.1069

604.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES COMPUTER SERVICES

Rick’s Computer Services General Repairs & Data Recovery, Trojan’s & Viruses removed. Same day service on all drop offs. Drop by 6438 Lougheed Hwy. (Corner of 7 & 9) 604-796-0538

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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

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

374

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

PAINT SPECIAL

ELECTRICAL

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

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

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743. Homesense@shaw.ca

300 knoke trucking

TREE SERVICES

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

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

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS

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

477 260

220.JUNK(5865)

NUTRITION/DIET

SLIM DOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-8545176

239

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

191

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

Responsibilities will include the coordination and implementation of operational policies, programs and strategies necessary to support the organizations overall plans and objectives. They will be capable of articulating sound policy advice both orally and in writing.

REQUIREMENTS • A university degree in a related discipline (economics, social sciences, statistics, legal or business) • Minimum of 5 years of experience in policy analysis in a relevant setting • Broad knowledge of government policy process and experience dealing with government officials; affiliated organizations, and the public • Seasoned knowledge of policy development and analysis • Knowledge in the following programs and issues: - First Nation Governance, health, economics and economic development, education, public services, social programs

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328

The Policy Analyst, under direction of the Band Manager, will be responsible for the research and analysis of information, consulting with stakeholders, Counsel, management, internal staff and technical experts, the development of options and preparation of recommendations on a wide range of policy projects.

JOB DUTIES • Assists with the development and management of a policy framework for the effective development and maintenance of an integrated system; • Identifies policy issues, and conducts research, consultations and analysis • Prepares and coordinates briefing material, reports, speaking notes and correspondence on current issues • Pursue opportunities to work with government officials and other organizations to refine and improve economic and policy initiatives. • Work with the Band Manager and Counsel to develop a strategic government relations and advocacy strategy. • Coordinate the development of clear and strategic policy messages for management team, Delegates and staff.

Estate/Workshop sale. Tools, exotic wood blocks, dust collector, metal lathe, assorted power tools, household. Early birds pay double.

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL 182

GARAGE SALES

1508 Vimy Rd June 23 9am - 4pm

ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE

RECEIVER needed to visually inspect and post stock receipts against open PO’s in an ERP system. Responsibilities include maintaining accurate stock receiving records, part quality and proper identification of incoming materials in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Reply to: hr@cwsindustries.com Visit: www.cwsindustries.com

ALLISON TRANSMISSION MECHANICS

551 Agassiz

QUALITY Control Inspector needed, familiar with machining, welding and assembly processes in a heavy equipment, manufacturing environment. Responsibilities to include incoming and in-process product inspections and participation in troubleshooting teams. Reply to: hr@cwsindustries.com Visit: www.cwsindustries.com

Req. for ABC Transmissions Ltd. Positions available in the Surrey location. Applicants with previous manual transmission & gear exp. will be considered.

GARAGE SALES

LANDSCAPING

PETS

Bernese Mountain puppies 3 males, born March 12/12 604-869-5073 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 FLUFFY WHITE Maltese pups, 8 weeks old. Family raised. $750 firm. Call 604-597-4760. 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 Shepherd/Lab X pups, 4 males, 2 females, enjoy kids. $200/each. (604)316-2757 WHIPPET PUPPIES, born May 10, reg’d, housebroken, $750. Please call: (403)210-0884, (403)999-9041 (Calgary)

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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


18 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, June 22, 2012 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 523

REAL ESTATE

UNDER $100

DOLLAR DEALS! Advertise your $100 or less item

$2 per week in $100 & Under $4 per week in $200 & Under $6 per week in $300 & Under (Must advertise for 2 consecutive weeks.)

Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

706

Chilliwack restaurant for lease/sale, licensed. 20 years of established clientele. Owner moving - must sell! 604-799-5509, serious inquiries.

Agassiz, Woodside Terrace, 1bdrm apt, clean, well maintained, patio, off street pking, close to ammen. pet negot. $575/m, avail June 1, Ross Fullbrook, PREC Royal Lepage 604-792-0077

625

UNDER $200

STAUER WATCH, (Swiss made) Brand new, deep sea diving & stop watch. $105 Call 604-796-9060

533

FERTILIZERS

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

542

FOR SALE BY OWNER

****BC Area Foreclosures**** Free List w/pics, $250K and Up. These Homes Must be Sold. www.BCareaForeclosures.com

627 524

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO

806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

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

1-800-910-6402

838

TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

851

2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beaut cond. $12,450/obo. Free storage till May/2012. 604-287-1127

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

FANTASTIC 2 bdrm, 1 bath, Top Floor, Corner Unit. Lg Balc. Fresh Paint, Inc Pkng. Available July 1st. $650/month w/Coin Laundry. Agassiz Call Don 604-564-7233

GUARANTEED

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

HOMES WANTED

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

636

TRANSPORTATION

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

SHUSWAP COUNTRY ESTATES

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

Manufactured Homes by Moduline Industries Under $110.00/sq.ft. Net HST included for a limited time. Retire with us...on time... on budget.

MORTGAGES

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

2007 5th WHEEL. Fleetwood Advantage, 36’, rear kitchen, 3 slides. $32,500. 604-625-3265 or 604-302-1277.

www.greatcanadianautocredit.com

812

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6300. 604-309-4001. 2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng., new B.J. & brakes. Inspected. $8900 obo (604)826-0519 2003 GMC 2500 HD, 4x4, extended cab, SLE, red, 140,000km. New tires, exc. cond. $10,500 obo (604)799-0198 2007 DODGE CARAVAN - 74,000 kms. Excellent condition. New tires. $9,000/obo. 604-859-8263 2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 73 km, newer tires & brakes, 6 seater. Dark blue, excellent cond. $18,900. Phone 604-858-2949

859

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

TRUCKS & VANS

UTILITY TRAILERS

MOTORCYCLE / UTILITY CARRIER/TRAILER, fits 1-3 bikes, w/ gear box & ramp, hardly used $1175 trades? 778-888-6805.

MARINE

AUTO SERVICES

250-835-2366

STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms

www.shuswapcountryestates.com

734

Now Open!!

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

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow yellow signs

(6030 248 Street) OPEN Mon. Sat. 8am - 7pm Sun. 8am - 6pm

The Scrapper

KEVCO AIR Maintaining your ride to be COOL!

604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351

548

Serving Harrison Hot Spring & Area

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

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

563

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

Looking for older metal coolers, Coleman or Igloo brands preferred. Will pay cash! Chad, (604)845-0887

638

OPEN HOUSE

APARTMENT/CONDO

AGASSIZ

T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now.

MISC. WANTED

Buying Old Coins: Can + USA $1, 50¢, 25¢, 10¢, Gold, Sets Local Collector 604-701-8041

HOMES FOR RENT

www.dannyevans.ca

MISC. FOR SALE

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

736

Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.

604-796-8760

638

OPEN HOUSE

604-796-3848 or 604-819-2169

FOR RENT Harrison Hot Springs 3 bedroom main floor of home. -2 full bathrooms with rain shower and steam room -2 fireplaces -formal dining & living rooms -huge eat in kitchen -b/i vac, central air, -double garage with RV parking. -hardwood floors & carpeting. Available any time. $1275/m + damage deposit and references. Please call 604-491-3600 HARRISON Hot Springs, waterfront, 5 km fr. HHS. 2 bdrm, 5 appls, cbl TV, N/P. $1,100/mo. Avail. July 4. Call 1-604-937-5288.

638

OPEN HOUSE

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1987 CAMARO 2.8, just AirCared, looks excellent and runs excellent, $1495. Call: (604)866-6168. 2000 CHRYSLER INTPREPID. 175,000 kms. Clean. $2000. (604)850-6928 2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2000 firm. 604-538-4883

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AUTO FINANCING

OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 10am to 2pm

Here is a chance to have a look at our 3 BR Units that come with 1 ½ Baths 2 Levels - 1,100 sq ft and a fenced Backyard in a gated 61 Unit 5 acre complex!

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2006 MITSUBISHI LANCER. 92,000 kms. No acc’d. All power. Wood interior, rear spoiler. $7100. 778-344-5008 or 604-850-8899.

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

HUGE BLOW OUT SALE!!! Saturday June 23th Sunday June 24th 9am-6:30pm Food & beverages served Come visit us. Over 80 vehicles from as low $995.00 and up.

Blow Out Sale At Whole Sale Prices !! Check out our web site www. Fastpace.ca

7191 Horne St. Mission

that allows small, friendly pets! If you rent with us for a 12 month term, you will receive a “Move-In-Incentive”!

Visit us for a fun day! Enjoy food, snacks and drinks! A Scavenger hunt for children and other games! Prizes, balloons and give-aways….. and our rafÀe for Gift Certi¿cates..…

WOODBINE T O W N H OU S E S

9252 Hazel Street in Chilliwack 604-792-8317 – email wb@raamco.ca 06/12H_WT21

851

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720 NEED A LAWYER MONEY! Selling my 23’ Bitz Day Cruiser w/tandem axle trailer, 454 BB Chev Turbo 400, Coal V Drive w/22% overdrive, frest paint. Too much to list. $5,500. 604-820-1323 OLDER FIBERGLASS BOAT. Inboard, outboard & leg. With trailer. New brakes. $2995. 604-850-6928

TRUCKS & VANS

1990 GRAND CARAVAN, good running order. $750. Call 604-3027531. 1994 CHEVY ASTRO, runs good, $900 obo. Call (604)869-2939 1997 Aerostar XLT sport, 3L auto, 148 km, RWD, A/C, fresh aircare, runs great,$2800obo.604-820-8218 1999 FORD E450 Cube Van. 7.3 diesel, 16 ft box. Rollup door. New trans, brakes, starter & batt. $8500. (604)814-5071, 604-671-2511 2000 GMC JIMMY, full load. 4.3 Vortec V6, 137,000 km. $4800/obo. (604)852-0063 or 778-551-0298

604.319.1251~604.820.7191

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2006 Nissan 350Z, black, 45,000 miles, 6 speed, mint condition. $17,000.00 Dwayne 604-991-1900

Perhaps consider moving here? We are a quiet and family oriented community

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

2002 BUICK CENTURY - loaded, low kms. Certified. Like new. $3900/obo. 778-565-4334

Fastpace Auto LTD

Come and join us for an

2007 20’ Monterey boat, 95 hours, ski tower, extra stand up cover, service records, tandem trailer, $26,700obo. (604)796-9074

Automotive Air Conditioning Service & Repair Kevin

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99

560

BOATS

MODULAR HOMES

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 135K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $10,000 604-793-3819 6-9pm

830

MOTORCYCLES

1989 GL 1500 HONDA Goldwing 6 cylinder, 1 owner, touring motorcycle, wineberry color. Always kept in garage when not in use. $7200. Ph: 604-852-9529

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1989 FORD E250 Van Amera camper van, fridge, stove, furn. bathrm. Only 142,000 km. New front brakes. Everything works. $5500 obo: (604)520-6512 1994 28’ SANDPIPER 5TH WHEEL TRAILER, sleeps 6, clean, $5500 obo. 604-556-6889

Teal Cedar Products Ltd. Notice of Public Viewing Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment #16 Notice is hereby given that Teal Cedar Products Ltd. is submitting Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment #16 for Forest License A19201 and Timber License T0822. The Forest Development Units outlined with the amended plan are located within the Chilliwack Forest District/ Fraser TSA. The Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment #16 conforms and complies with applicable Higher Level Plans, the Forest and Range Practices Act and the associated regulatory framework. As per Section 20 of the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation, notice is hereby given to all applicable First Nations, Guide Outfitters, Trappers, Private Land Owners, Water Users and the general public that Forest Stewardship Planning is proceeding and your input is requested so that any concerns or comments can be addressed. The Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment #16 is available for public review and comment at the following locations; Teal Cedar Products Ltd.’s office located at 17897 Trigg Road in Surrey, BC; Chartwell Consultants Ltd.’s office located at #210-275 Fell Avenue in North Vancouver, BC; and on the Teal Jones website at www.tealjones.com/ FSP_Chilliwack.htm. The review and comment period commences on June 20, 2012 and lasts for a period of 60 days. Comments regarding this plan are welcomed and must be received by August 20, 2012. Comments should be submitted to: Rob Deines, RPF of Chartwell Consultants Ltd., #210 – 275 Fell Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3R5 E-mail rdeines@chartwell-consultants.com Phone (604) 980-5061 Fax (604) 986-0361 06/12W_TCP20


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COMMUNITY NEWS COVERING JUNE 2012

The District & the 2012 Communities in Bloom Committee would like to thank Joanne Veltkamp, Elinor Bell, Joan St. Pierre, Sheila Roberson, Leslie Zawada & Ingrid Cunningham for volunteering at the new planting bed at the Fitness/Activity Centre.

BEAR AWARE IS IN THE FRASER VALLEY. WATCH FOR US IN YOUR COMMUNITY! Be Bear Aware: Watch for signs of bears Keep an eye on your children and pets Carry bear spray and have it accessible if recreating outdoors Manage your attractants: Secure garbage inside until day of pick-up Remove all birdfeeders and pet food Keep B.B.Q. stored indoors (without propane) and always clean For more information contact your Bear Aware Community Coordinator (604)-702-5005 or fvrd@bearaware.bc.ca Follow us on twitter @FVRDbearaware | www.bearaware.bc.ca

2012 PROPERTY TAX NOTICES 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 P.M. MONDAY JULY 16, 2012

SECOND PENALTY: 9% PENALTY WILL BE APPLIED AFTER 4:30 P.M. TUESDAY JULY 31, 2012 Eligible homeowners must complete and submit home owner grant applications to our office by July 16, 2012. Homeowner grants should be claimed whether taxes are paid or not. If your tax payment is arranged through a financial institution, they do not claim the grant on your behalf. The property owner is responsible to claim the homeowner grant by the due date.

RECREATION AT A GLANCE FITNESS / ACTIVITY CENTRE Summer Fun Spot The place to go when there is nothing to do! Active, creative, imaginative and fun! Starting July 3 Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday/Wednesday Pioneer Park, Tuesday/Thursday Centennial Park Rain or Shine and it’s FREE! All ages welcome. (Under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent) Skateboard Camp Tuesday – Friday, July 3 – July 6 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 7 years and up. Tennis Camps begin July 9 New this summer is a Family Tennis Camp! Monday – Friday, July 16 – July 20 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 7 years and up. Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps Monday to Friday, July 9 – July 13. Ages 3 – 16 Please contact the Fitness / Activity Centre for details. Register for these programs at the Fitness / Activity Centre or call 604-796-8891. Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series begins Wednesday, July 18 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Pioneer Park. Bring your lawnchair or blanket and enjoy! FERNY COOMBE POOL FREE Swim Monday, June 25 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. H2O Cardio Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 3 – August 16 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AquaZumba® Preregister for our new summer pool fitness class. This program will be running July 3 - August 7, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Register at the Fitness / Activity Centre Pool Parties Begin July 6. Join us on Friday nights from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7 – 16 years old. (Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult) Regular admission rates apply. Card Sharks Join us for a Fun Swim! Friday July 20 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Regular admission rates apply. We now have Length Swim on Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm!

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 be paid at the Municipal Hall. Partial payments are accepted at anytime to assist in reducing your tax account.

Upcoming Council Meeting: Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

August 14 & 15, 2012 from11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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


June 22, 2012 AHO Edition