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INSPIRED TO WORK Artist in residence focuses on cohesive show

11 Wes Johnson chats with Judy Pickard inside the newest addition to the Agassiz Museum – a “barn” designed as both a proper storage and display area for many farming and forestry implements from the area’s storied past.

RELAY FOR LIFE Harrison rallied to raise thousands for cancer research

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JESSICA PETERS OBSERVER

Museum opens new barn Relics from the past now on permanent display

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For the past 10 years, a large collection of artifacts from Agassiz's farming and forestry history was under lock and key, tucked away in storage. Milk cans, fire hoses, farming tools, carts and more weren't able to make the move from the old museum at the research station, the newer site on Pioneer Avenue. So they stayed there, all but forgotten. Now, thanks to a grant from Farm Credit Canada's AgriSpirit program, these historic artifacts have a new home. The Agassiz-Harrison Museum

officially opened its new “barn” on Tuesday afternoon, giving thanks to the many people and businesses that helped make the building a reality. A select few people gathered inside the new building, getting a close up look at the pieces that have been out of view so long. The barn will serve as an on-site storage, but viewing windows will be opened during business hours, to allow the public to have a sneak peek back on the past. “This all used to be housed in a gazebo at the research station,” Judy Pickard says, looking around the barn on Tuesday. Even some of the materials used

to build the barn have a bit of history. The smaller windows on the building came from the Valdoorn farm, and the large barn doors that can be seen on the back wall came from the Hatt farm, which was previously the McRae farm. Former mayor Wes Johnson was on hand for the opening, along with current mayor John Van Laerhoven. He told Pickard after the ceremony that it was he who built those barn doors, many years ago. The wood used on the outside of the building was donated by Hank and Elma Lanting, and the forms were donated by Spaeti Construction. Many local

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businesses provided supplies for the construction, including Peters Electric, Kent Building Supplies, Watkins Sawmill,Steve Dargatz Glass and Door, Canex, Agassiz Ready Mix, Twin Cedar Roofing, Pioneer Timbr Mart and Doall Contracting. The building wouldn't have been possible without the community pitching in to help, Pickard said. And all of those involved were invited to the museum on Tuesday, where a table filled with homemade pie was waiting for them. “I'm really proud of what we have here,” Pickard said. news@ahobserver.com


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Behind the scenes

Agassiz graduates prep for commencement Another year has come and gone, and the graduates at Agassiz elementary secondary school celebrated their commencement on Friday night. The school’s 51 graduates congregated in the school halls and library prior to the ceremony, putting the finishing touches on their outfits, grabbing group photos and congratulating each other on finishing the year. On the right, principal Patsy Graham straightens William Paul’s boutonnière. At left, Sam Shah (from left to right) ,Summer Smith, Haliey Brown, Erika Reid and Hailee Moore pose for valedictorian Karsen Yolland. For a slideshow and video of commencement, visit us online at www.ahobserver.com. JESSICA PETERS PHOTOS / OBSERVER

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Story Time gets new coordinator Kids will get moving with this summer’s story lineup

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

This year’s Story Time in the Park line-up promises to be a very ‘moving’ one. Kids will be moving their arms and moving their legs. They’ll be moving silly and moving slowly. By the end of the summer, they’ll be moving all over. “We’re going to be focusing on physical activity this year,” says Mallory Lothian, the program’s new coordinator. “We have a story about yoga,” she said. “And we have dancing stories and climbing stories.” Story Time in the Park was started many years ago by Heather Stewin, and has been entertaining families on a regular, rotating schedule in Hope, Boston Bar, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs every summer since. At each Story Time stop, pre-selected books are read aloud by volunteers from within the community. Families then get a copy of that book, a free snack or lunch, and are treated

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Mallory Lothian will be bringing her youthful energy to the summertime family favourite, Story Time in the Park.

to some live entertainment. For the last four years, it was all coordinated by Kyle Kjemhus and Dustin Martin. But this year, both have moved onto different ventures, making room for Lothian to take over. Monday was her first day on the job, and she’s been busy organizing the food, books and volunteers for the upcoming season. Born and raised in

Hope, Lothian just may have found the perfect summer job with Story Time in the Park. During the school year, she studies at UFV in Abbotsford, and is working toward her bachelor of general studies. But for nine summers, she volunteered at Camp Squeah, and most recently she’s been working as a youth group leader at the Grace Baptist Church. Even as that position ended, she

still volunteers with the kids there, alongside her husband, Nolan. “For teenagers, it just seems so hard for them to find people who are a positive influence in their lives,” she said. “It’s nice to be that positive person in their lives, and it’s good for them to have someone their age to look up to.” In fact, it was her own positive experiences as a youth at Camp Squeah that helped her decide to return as a volunteer. “I knew volunteers had run it when I was there and I wanted to give kids the same experience I had,” Lothian said. She’s looking forward to continuing working with kids in her new role, and is familiar with the program. At age 25, she knows the previous organizers Kjemhus and Martin, and has even had the chance to stop in at events in the past. Story Time in the Park starts up again the first week of July, traveling around the Fraser Cascade spreading the joys of literacy everywhere it goes. The schedule is Mondays in Boston Bar and

Police suspicion nets prolific offender arrest An Agassiz RCMP officer was making a routine patrol through the Cheam Indian Reserve when he spotted a male in a parked car in a driveway recently. RCMP say it looked to the officer like the male was working on the vehicle stereo. The officer stopped and approached the vehicle while the male ran out and into a residence. Officers set up outside the residence for a short time and the male, identified as Agassiz prolific of-

fender Allan Rusk, exited the residence. Rusk, 29 of Agassiz, was arrested for two outstanding warrants without incident. “The officer recognized Rusk as a prolific offender,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “One of the reasons the program is successful is because of how familiar the officers become with the prolific offenders in their area. That is what happened in this particular case.” Rusk was given a 30 day jail term for the outstanding warrants he was wanted on.

Fundraising? Maybe FCC can help

The Division 1 Grade 6 class of Kent Elementary have teamed up with Burden Propane for a

"Get Ready for Summer" Àll your BBQ propane tank fundraiser!

June 9th 10 am - 3 pm

Tuesdays in Hope, running right through August 29. On Wednesdays in July, Story Time comes to Agassiz in Pioneer Park and on Wednesdays in August, they visit Harrison Hot Springs. Watch for more details in The Observer through the summer, or contact Free Rein Associates at 604-869-2279. news@ahobserver.com

Minimum donation $16 (includes tax)

• Toonie Hot Dogs • Lots of fun!

All funds raised go to the grade 6 class; thanks for helping to support our kids! 1739 Industrial Way, Agassiz (Just before the Recycling Depot)

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Your rural capital project may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000. Find examples of past projects on our website. Apply online between May 7 and June 18. www.agrispirit.ca

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Agassiz Farm fresh Market 2012 Thursdays 3 pm

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recipe of the week Fraser Valley Strawberry Buttermilk Crumb Cake Crumb Topping: • 1/2 c. unbleached flour • 1/2 c. raw sugar • 1/4 c. butter, softened • 1/2 tsp cinnamon • 1/4 tsp cardamom Cake: • 1/2 c butter, softened • 1 c raw sugar • 1 egg • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract • 2 c. unbleached flour • 1 tsp baking powder • 1 tsp baking soda • 1/2 tsp nutmeg • 1 c. buttermilk • 2 c. strawberries (or half rhubarb or other berries) Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch square baking pan. Mix 1/2 c. flour, sugar, 1/4 c. butter and spices together in a bowl until the mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Set the topping aside. Beat 1/2 c. butter and sugar with a mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well. Stir in the vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine 2 c. flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Mix the flour mixture into the creamed butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk, stirring just to combine. Then gently fold in the fruit. Spread the thick batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Agassiz Farm Fresh Market Just when you thought we may never see Spring... it sneaks in quite quietly and with it brings the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market. This year there are some new faces, some returning merchants and more new products to enjoy than ever. This year's merchants so far are: • Jim & Heather Black "Country Couple" - Soups & Cereal Mixes • Jessica Kampen "Loganberry Baby" - Children’s Items • Suzannah Meir "Evening Song" - Aromatherapy Sprays, Crafts & soaps • Verna Hoogeveen "Verard Farms" - Pork Products • Nick Quintana & Astri McCurdy "Magpie's" - Gourmet Marshmallows, Breads & Baked Goods • Kate Onos Gilbert "Onos Flowers/Plants & Garlic" • Leona Bencze "Crafts by Leona" - Hats, Dishcloths, Scrubbies etc. • "Judy's Country Kitchen & Fresh Foods" - Canned Goods, Baked Goods & BC Produce • Lonnie Jackson "Dingolay Fused Glass Creations" • Jennifer Cope - Insect Repellent, Body Wash, Essential Oils • A Mixed Farm Stand with "Tasty Chicken - Whole Frozen Chickens, Honeyview Farms, Farm House Natural Cheeses & more" Over the next few weeks we'll meet the merchants and learn more about each one and their wares. Plus we'll have a new recipe each week for you to enjoy. Enjoy the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market every Thursday starting at 3 pm in the parking lot next to the Observer in Pioneer Park until September 27. The market will also be open on Saturdays in July.

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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Teens to receive Urquhart Award Betty Urquhart was one of UFV’s first employees, and her commitment to building a strong relationship between UFV and the Fraser Valley community is one that lasts to this day. When she passed away In 1995, UFV renamed its community service award in her honour . The Betty Urquhart annually recognizes groups or individuals that exemplify Urquhart’s commitment to community. This year the Betty Urquhart award is shared between two dedicated groups whose hard work is guaranteed to tug the heartstrings, one of which is the teen/ senior program at the Agassiz Centre for Education (ACE). Some of the teenage members of the program will be on hand to receive the award on behalf of ACE at UFV’s Convocation ceremonies next week. Sandy Balascak, who runs the senior/teen program through ACE, has no doubt that the teens in the program are deserving of this award. Some of the students, seniors, and community members involved will be at the ceremony to receive the award on behalf of ACE. Balascak says the program began when Frank and Eunice Royle, two

seniors from the Agassiz Harrison senior peer support group, approached her about her students’ reputation as “bad kids.� “They were even a little afraid of my kids,� Balascak says, and when the seniors suggested senior/teen days to help fix that perception, she jumped right on board. “The perception was that they were broken

and more kids wanted to go, and more and more seniors wanted to be involved too,� Balascak says. “We went from a half-empty home to a packed hall.� The program gained a lot of attention this past Christmas when the teens in the program gave up their Christmas morning to spend it with seniors who had no family. The students

“They’re all good kids. I’m just glad the community got a chance to see that.� Sandy Balascak

and were sent to this alternative program to be fixed,� Balascak explains, “But a lot of kids are here by choice because they knew they weren’t fitting in or learning at a normal high school.� Balascak says some people thought she was crazy for trying to put seniors and teens together, but she had a good feeling about it. Sure enough, while the kids weren’t too keen on the idea to begin with, the program soon blossomed. “It only took a couple of afternoons and the next thing I knew, more

ran fundraising events, wrapped gifts, and arrived at the legion hall at six-thirty in the morning to have breakfast ready by eight. “They just jumped at the chance,� says Balascak. “And the ones who couldn’t be there Christmas morning were still part of the fundraising. Everybody pitched in.� Now in its third year, the teen/senior program is more successful than ever, and Balascak looks forward to hosting events for years to come, including a repeat of Christmas morning. Both teens and seniors

have come a long way since the program’s inception, and now get together on a regular basis to have lunch and spend an afternoon together playing bingo or card games. Balascak is also quick to mention a long list of community members that made the group possible, including the unending support of the Legion, which donates the use of the hall for almost every senior/teen event, including the Christmas breakfast. None of it, Balacak says, would be possible without the support she and the students have had from every angle of the community. And it’s unsurprising that once teens start the program, Balascak says not many give it up. The kids dedicate themselves to attending the afternoons and events often for as long as they attend ACE, she explains. “And sometimes I can’t even get rid of them after they graduate!� Balascak says with a laugh. “These kids have become so community-minded.� The kids are so willing to volunteer, in fact, that Balascak hopes to set up a volunteer network in the coming months to give the teens a chance to pitch in wherever

they’re needed, from libraries to homeless shelters. Meanwhile, Balascak sees her students go on to study in social work, seniors care, trades, and dental programs. And no matter what they do, she is proud of each and every one of them. “There’s a reason I called it ‘when ‘bad’ kids go good,’� Balascak says. “They’re all good kids. I’m just glad the community got a chance to see that.�

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The Harrison Mills bridge was reportedly damaged on Wednesday afternoon, and was out of service for several hours while crews worked on it. As a result of the bridge problems, students traveling between Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes and Agassiz were detoured home through Abbotsford. The Ministry of Transportation has not confirmed the reason for the bridge repairs.

Bloom group needs people power The Agassiz Communities in Bloom committee is on the search for more members. Volunteers are needed to carry out the many projects that help Agassiz and the rest of the District of Kent a strong competitor in the annual Communities in Bloom contest. Many of the enhancements projects

around town have been worked on by these volunteers in the past years, including many daffodil plantings. However, more members are now needed to keep the group alive. For more information, phone the District office at 604-796-2235.

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Opinion Just one day

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

It has been a gruesome few weeks in the news, provincially, nationally and internationally. Chilling stories of murders and body parts, a new drug that induces violent rages, and several violent deaths have hit many of us close to home — at least at heart. No one would want their life taken from them violently. And, even worse, no one could imagine their son or daughter as a murderer. That could be why, of all the work that the provincial government has done recently, establishing Family Day is easily one of the most important. Sure, one day isn't enough time to show your children you love them. And of course, just one extra day isn't enough for a family to bond. But it's a start. And in these days of micromanaged time, microwaved dinners and texted conversations, most families could use a little kick in the pants as a reminder that 'together time' is important. The whole idea of Family Day is a fairly new one, coming to popularity over the last decade in singular provinces across Canada and in a handful of other countries. While it may not be entirely popular with small businesses, who will have to pay their staff for yet another day of not working, it's a boon to families who are working so steadily to pay the bills that family time is slipping through their hands. It's one more day that families can sit down for a real breakfast, lunch and dinner together. It's one more afternoon that can include a walk in the park. Another day to not rush here and there, and maybe start a conversation with a child that could have some impact. For the average B.C. family, scrambling around from school and work to sports and other commitments, just one day together — sanctioned by the government — could become a tradition that binds its members together.

Are you in favour of the new Family Day Holiday To answer, go to the Home page of our website: www.ahobserver.com

LAST WEEK WE ASKED:

Has the rising cost of gas changed your driving habits Here’s how you responded:

Yes 47% No 52%

Chaos reigns in a busy legislature B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The old saying goes that if you like sausages and laws, you shouldn’t watch either one being made. The legislature’s sausage factory worked overtime to crank out a pile of legislative change before the government choked off debate and shut it down for the summer. This is after a dozen complicated bills were stuffed into the hopper in the final month. For the first time in B.C. history, debate was carried on in three separate chambers to try to get through it all. It created a chaotic scene, with politicians and reporters dashing around trying to create the impression they were on top of it all. The NDP opposition screamed bloody murder about this travesty,

especially as the clock ran down last week and bills were assigned a token 30 or 45 minutes to meet the B.C. Liberal government’s arbitrary deadline. Alas, what little time was allowed for the opposition to question legislation was largely frittered away with the usual partisan sniping that substitutes for alternative ideas. The good news is that this mad rush wasn’t a calculated scheme to ram through unpopular, unfair measures. Quite the contrary. The B.C. Liberal government’s back is to the wall, trying to do what the public and circumstances demand and save its own skin. Here’s a partial list of the marching orders. Get rid of the harmonized sales tax and bring back a computerized version of the old, inefficient provincial sales tax. Unclog the court system, which has become so constipated that a Stanley Cup riot fool can’t even plead guilty in a reasonable time.

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And find a way to make our growing population of urban anarchists and assorted other deadbeats pay to ride transit. The HST exercise continues to exact its cost. The unprecedented

“The B.C. Liberal government’s back is to the wall, trying to do what the public and circumstances demand and save its own skin.”

job of creating a modern system for the archaic sales tax was the main cause of the legislative logjam, tying up government lawyers and delaying drafting of other bills. Small businesses that paid $3,000 to convert to HST get to pay another

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$3,000 to go back, and we had all better hope the new computer software works. Speaking of computers, one of the laws passed amid the shouting is one that establishes an online system for disputing traffic tickets. Police will print out tickets from their cars instead of hand-writing them, and drivers will have an alternative way to argue about whether they really ran that red light. Fighting a ticket in court now takes seven to 18 months, tying up judges, court registry staff and police. An administrative system won’t keep them all out of court, but the government hopes to reduce the average resolution time to 90 days and save $8 million a year or more. A similar administrative system is being established for small civil claims and strata property disputes. Some legislation is to fix

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earlier screw-ups. A judge tossed out B.C.’s most heavy-handed administrative penalties for failing a roadside blood alcohol test, so the government brought in a new version that allows for another administrative appeal. The mistake of making transit operate on a poorly policed “honour system” goes back to Social Credit days. There is finally a system to enforce collection of fines, on those rare occasions when someone is ticketed for taking a free ride. Even with the last-minute rush, four bills couldn’t be rammed through. Since the legislature will almost certainly have to be recalled to impose a contract on teachers this fall, the government would do well to provide a couple of weeks for orderly debate at that time. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Lake Errock residents chip away at gravel pit problem It has been a year and a half since this application was made, and the community remains vehemently opposed. What has become absolutely clear is that the permit process for gravel pits is designed for approval and to exclude the affected community’s concerns. The many problems with open gravel pits so close to our community are well documented and, should this permit be granted by the provincial government, it will demonstrate that the permit process is a sham. If Lake Errock cannot stop this mine, no community can. The environmental studies related to this

permit application were bought and paid for by the mining interests and do not even consider the impact on we who live nearby; a case of funding bias in research if there ever was one. Residents who live near the proposed site were not notified of the permit application, no sign has ever erected at the site, just a small advertisement in the newspapers of neighbouring towns. Many residents are only finding out about it at this late hour. Municipal zoning is simply ignored in this process. The list of problems with the process is too exhaustive to outline in full here. The government

and the industry avoid public meetings if at all possible. After an intense campaign the people of Lake Errock have now been granted a public meeting on a date as yet unannounced. The history of this kind of public meeting is that they rarely stop, or even hold up, the permit being granted. If the evidence against the mine is extremely damning the process may be slowed up, but the mining interests just get to reapply until the permit is granted. If this permit application is granted, it will guarantee years, if not decades, of conflict between the mining interests and the community.

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The proliferation of gravel pits in the Fraser Valley is a concern for communities throughout the region. Yet another permit application further threatens the small community of Lake Errock. We have endured one, now exhausted, mine for enough years to know that gravel pits make extremely bad neighbours. Rather than reclaim the eyesore that is the old mine, as was the original promise, operators are seeking to double the size of the scar on the landscape and use the old mine as a staging and processing area, despite the acknowledged risks to traffic and the community’s concerns.

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King Frederic the Great and the not-so-humble potato You might wonder how the King of Prussia, Fredduced as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rollosâ&#x20AC;? on a local menu! What will the eric the Great, made it in our future cookbook. french think of this?) The answer is simple â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he was a food connoisIngredients: seur! 4 slices of beef approximately 15 - 25 mm thick King Frederic, who grew up fluently bilingual, had 4 strips of bacon, cut into small pieces a passion for all things French; the language, the phi1 med. onion, thinly sliced losophy, the ladies and, of course, the French cuisine. 4 tsp. hot mustard As a result, he introduced not only many French 2 med. sized dill pickles, thinly sliced words to his people, but also French dishes, such as Salt and pepper to taste the famous roulades. King Frederic, how3 Tbsp vegetable oil for browning the ever, did much more for the food industry roulades than this. Recognizing early-on the value Some wine to add to the gravy of the humble potato, he ordered by decree, Method: that the Prussian farmers plant potatoes on Flatten each piece of meat, tenderize a large scale. As a result, potatoes became a with metal malet if required. You can also staple and important food not only in Prusask your butcher to do this for you. Spread sia, but all over Germany as well. the mustard evenly over each piece. King Frederic would have been 300 years Add equal portions of pickles, bacon, onold last January and, in celebration, people ions on each piece and add salt and pepper RUTH ALTENDORF from the countryside came to his favourite to taste. palace â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sanssaisiâ&#x20AC;? near Potsdam, to put not Harrison Carefully roll up each piece and secure only flowers but also potatoes on his grave! Happenings the rolls with tooth picks or, alternatively Since two of our choir members hail with butcher twine. from Prussia, some of us decided to have a Heat your fry-pan with the oil and dinner â&#x20AC;&#x153;fit for a kingâ&#x20AC;? in his and their honour. And, brown the roulades evenly. of course, it had to be roulades. After browning add water to cover the roulades There are many receipes for this dish around and and let them slowly simmer until the meat is tender they all vary just a bit, but sometimes â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bitâ&#x20AC;? makes and done. all the difference. By combined efforts, however, we Remove the roulades, add some red wine and a decided that the following receipe was the winner. tablespoon of tomato paste, blend in 3 tbsp. flour and The quantities are enough for four roulades. It is a cook the gravy over medium heat until thickened good idea, however, to double the amount and freeze and bubbly. half of it for another time. Return the roulades to the pan to reheat. Remove Roulades - French the toothpicks and serve. Rouladen - German This dish is traditionally eaten with mashed pota(And lo and behold, I recently saw them introtoes and vegetables of your choice. Bon Appetit!

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Congratulations to all the grads of 2012. From Michelle, Jason & Blake Mailhot Subway). hot ot (Agassiz Su ubway).

Love Dad, Mom Lyndon, Camryn & Nicole “Reach for the stars.”

CONGRATULATIONS

GRADS OF 2012!

Congratulations UFV’s Class of 2012! Everyone is welcome to join the celebration and congratulate this year’s graduating class.

UFV Convocation 2012 June 14 & 15 Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre 33800 King Road, Abbotsford, BC * this event is free to the public

Thurs, June 14 at 2:30 Faculty of Professional Studies and Faculty of Access and Open Studies Keynote speaker: Stó:lō Elder Ray Silver Sr.

Fri, June 15 at 9:30 am College of Arts Keynote speaker: BC’s rock’n’roll radio legend Red Robinson.

Fri, June 15 at 2:30 pm Faculty of Science, Faculty of Health Science, and Faculty of Trades and Technology Keynote speaker: Canadian hockey hero Sheldon Kennedy.

06/12H_UFV7

For more information, visit ufv.ca/convocation.

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AESS Graduation

2012

BAKER, Ayla

BAKER, Jolene

BOBB-REID, Brooke

BRISCOE, Adam

BROWN, Hailey

CHARLIE, Troy

CRADOCK, Joshua

DEWHIRST, Dayna

DOOLEY, Cheryl

DUMAS, Greg

ELLSWORTH, Alicia

EVANS, Alisa

EVANS, Cheyenne

FEHR, Anthony

GADSBY-HANER, Joe

GRAHAM, Cameron

HAMPTON, Taishyo

HARRIS, Tristan

HOSKINS, Dustin

ITTERMAN, Nadine

JENKINS, Kailey

KERR, David

LEON, Brayden

LOUIS, Amber


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MACKIE, Allyssa

MCLAREN, Gage

MCNEIL, Emma

MEGER, Brian

MOORE, Hailee

MOORE, Nakeisha

MORIN, Kassandra

MORRISSEY, Ryne

MYDONICK, Larissa

NEUDORF, Kelsey

OZZARD, Sheldon

PAUL, William

POINT, Brett

POINT, Warren

PRIMEAU, Brandon

REEDEL, Kelsey

REID, Erika

REYERSE, Laura

RYCROFT, Tim

SCHRAM, Galen

SHAH, Sam

SMITH, Summer

STRIKER, Courtney

VAN LAERHOVEN, Trevor

Congratulations! The Agassiz ❖ Harrison ❖ Hope

VANDER WYK, Devan

WOLKOSKY, Brandon

YOLLAND, Karsen


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Entertainment

Notice of Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 4 pm

The LIST

The Agassiz Farm Fresh Market is now open, every Thursday afternoon at the Aberdeen parking lot.

Do you want to be on The LIST?

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa 100 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs

Contact Jessica: news@ahobserver.com • Aaron Moran, artist in residence at the Ranger Station, has a show called Excavations running now until July 2. See more information on page 11. • Pet Day at Kilby Historic Site on Saturday, June 9. Every pet is welcome for a service that starts at 11:30 a.m., including a blessing by a priest. Remember the leash! • Agassiz All Storage has organized a garage sale to benefit the Youth Inclusion Program on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • The Agassiz Farmer’s 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, Agassiz, featuring fresh local produce and many other products.

• Sasquatch Days are back, with celebrations throughout the day on June 9 and 10 in Harrison Hot Springs, including war canoe races, salmon barbecue, artisans, drumming, sasquatch talks, dances, games and more. • Black Powder Days at Kilby is on Sunday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features Trader’s Row, knife and tomahawk demos, cowboy action shows, fiddling and storytelling and wooden toy crafts. Phone 604-796-9576 for more information. 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.

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

JOIN US IN WORSHIP Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sundays at 10am & 7pm. Call 604-796-9474. Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Highway. Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School at 11am. All welcome. For info call Rev. Mary Duncan 604796-2680 All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. Service at 10am Sundays. Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and fellowship on Sundays at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Everyone welcome. 604-796-2429.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 7237 Morrow Road. Sunday, 9am & 11am, Tues to Sat – 9am. Everyone Welcome. Contact Father John Trischler 604-7969181. The Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30am. 514 Lillooet Ave, HHS. Call 604796-950 0 Everyone welcome. e-mail: hgc@shaw.ca • harrisongospelchapel.com St. Peter’s Anglican Church 51380 Church Street, Rosedale. Call 604-794-7252

LOCAL EVENTS Play Lions TV Bingo! everyThursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4.Tickets may be purchased at “Ledoux Hardware” or “Chehalis General Store”.

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Hooked on Books: Agassiz – Harrison Library Book Club. Prepare for a great discussion on “The Forgotten Garden” by Kate Morton for the meeting on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm. It’s our last meeting of the season & we’re squeezing in one last chat before Summer hits! It’s not too late to be part of the club, just pick up your book & enjoy! The talk is lively, the people friendly & the refreshments – free! Come on by, pick up your copy & be part of this drop-in, no-membership required club. 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.

BC Seniors Games Anniversary

Your 55 + Games

Aug. 21 to 25, 2012

BURNABY Over 3500 BC 55+ Seniors Expected! Go to our website and click on “Zones” to find someone in your area who can help you become part of our

25th Anniversary Celebration! http://bcseniorsgames.org

AArchery h Athletics Badminton Bocce Bridge Carpet Bowling Cribbage Cycling Darts Dragon Boats Five Pin Bowling Floor Curling Golf Horseshoes Ice Curling Ice Hockey Lawn Bowling One-Act Plays Pickleball Slo-Pitch Snooker Soccer Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Whist

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YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR CLASSIFIEDS.

The Agassiz ❖ Harrison ❖ Hope

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Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full-time General Accounting Clerk. Position details include but are not limited to A/P, A/R and payroll. Proficient exp. with Simply, Accpac, excel and word an asset.

Benefits after 3 months. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectations to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

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INFORMATION

JOB LOCATION: I n - S H U C K - c h Nation office in Deroche OBJECTIVE: Employ a Post Secondary First Nation student who is between the age of 15 and 30 and is a returning student. Our goal is also to provide mentoring and teach employable skills to our future leaders. JOB DESCRIPTION: W o r k i n g under the supervision of the Office Manager, the student will: D transfer VHS tapes to DVD for archiving, D transfer floppy discs to CD, D update library database, D scan to archive information (pictures and articles) Dcontribute to monthly newsletter. D assist day-to-day office duties. DURATION: 8 weeks. RATE: Dep. on experience DEADLINE: June 15, 2012. START DATE: July 3, 2012

APPLY: Att: Sheryl Rankel FAX: 604-820-6847 sheryl.rankel@inshuckch.com

106 .Canadian Bar Lawyer Referral 604.687.3221

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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AUTOMOTIVE

PARTS TECHNICIAN, licensed or apprentice required for Peace River Alberta GM dealer. Automotive knowledge an asset. $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Fax resume to 780-624-4124 or email: admin@marshall-auto.ca. Attention: Parts Manager. SHOP FOREMAN required at busy GM Dealership in Central Alberta. Minimum 5 years of Journeyman experience. Send resume to: dgraff@adamsgm.com. Adams Chevrolet Wetaskiwin, Alberta

FOUND: 5 month old black short hair KITTEN, male not neutered. Vicinity of Golf Road. Agassiz. 604796-2001

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TIMESHARE

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 102

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK

Fraser Valley Forestry company located in Harrison Mills currently seeks an exp. Accounts Payable Clerk. Must be proficient with simply accounting and excel. Reconcile vendor accounts and other accounts as required.

Wage commensurate with experience. Please e-mail resume with cover letter to Mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING DRIVERS WANTED:

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

OWNER OPERATORS Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout BC & Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 604-968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract, and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

TEAM DRIVERS required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean drivers abstract. $22.50 per hour. Contact Ron Hutton at Coastal Pacific Xpress at 604-5750983 ext 351 or fax resume to 604575-0973

FOUND- a set of keys on Golf Road. Call to identify 604-796-2030

LOST White Blackberry phone, Agassiz A&W area, on May 25th. If found please call 604-796-3565

Technical Advisor, Wood Products - India Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. is seeking a Technical Advisor, Wood Products for a one to two year contract based in Mumbai, India. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of BC softwood species and appropriate application of BC wood products. For further information, interested candidates are asked to view the job description and qualifications at www.bcfii.ca under Contract and Employment Opportunities.

TEAM DRIVERS required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean drivers abstract. $22.50 per hour. Contact Yugo at Blueland Transport at 604-777-9720 x105 or email resume to: y@blue-land.ca

LOST AND FOUND

LOST- SET OF KEYS with round black harley starter. Possibly near skate park or general Agassiz area. If found please call 604-996-9352

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Job Posting: Student Curator Assistant Job Requirements: -Good organizational skills -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills -Research skills -Self-motivated, as well as the ability to work in a group -Advanced computer skills proficient in MS Work, Excel, Photoshop -Excellent written and oral communication Summer EmploymentStudent 35 hours per week (Eligible candidate must be Canadian citizen, or legally entitled to work in Canada, must be between the ages of 16-30 years and returning to school full time in the fall.) Be willing to commit to the entire assigned term of employment, including weekends. Please send resume and cover letter to: Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society PO Box 313 Agassiz, BC V0M1A0 email: agassizharrisonmuseum@shawbiz.ca

F/T caretaker wanted for apartment building in Agassiz. Duties include janitorial, maintenance, providing access to contractors, any afterhours emergencies. Agassiz resident preferred. Resume to Ngstrata@gmail.com

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HELP WANTED

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.

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 115 BUSINESS FOR SALE 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 Help Wanted!!! Make up to $1000 a week Mailing brochures from home! FREE Supplies! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.theworkinghub.com !! Home-Based GOLDMINE !! Young Growth Co. Creating Millionaires! Started P/T 6 mos ago - will earn $40K this mo. Everyone earns money! Fee required. MUST watch video first. www.EarnCashDailyFromHome.com Teach over the internet. Create your financial future in the Health & Wellness industry, online train/support. www.createincome4life.com WANT TO MAKE $3,500 per week in your spare time? No experience necessary. Watch both of my free webinars at www.madverts.org. Recorded msg (760-569-6493)

EDUCATION

NOW HIRING! Up to $20/hr

Join our Marketing/ Advertising team now Busiest time of the year!

Hiring 12 f/t CSR reps Must be outgoing and motivated!

Call Rochelle 604.777.2195 WORK IN CANADA’S ARCTIC. Hiring Co-op Management and Cook positions. Career Fair to be held at Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Drop in or email your resume to: humanresources@arcticco-op.com

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

LINE COOK & EXPERIENCED SERVING STAFF required at Old Settler Pub. Bring in resume in person to: 222 Cedar Ave., Harrison Hot Springs. Or email: oldsettler@uniserve.com

ALDERGROVE trucking co seeks an Admin Assistant. Must have excellent telephone and computer skills, organized and able to multi task please send resume to info@mhltransport.com 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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TRADES, TECHNICAL

FULL AUTOMATED BEAM SAW / PANEL OPERATOR

Required Full-Time for Surrey based cabinet shop. Must have previous experience.

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2 WEEK

CANADA DAY feature! FREE colour with your 2X3 ads! The first week publishes June 29th & the second week publishes July 6th total cost is $110 (plus tax)

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

$100-$400 CASH DAILY

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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

HELP WANTED

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LIVE-IN caregiver for Senior in Mission. Room and board provided. Call Marlin 604-820-9343

Call 604-710-1581

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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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

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AGASSIZ HARRISON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

GENERAL ACCOUNTING

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.

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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PERSONAL SERVICES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College, Fairview Campus has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Welding Instructor located in Fairview, Alberta (the Heart of the Peace River region in northwestern Alberta). For more information visit our website at: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers Due to apprenticeship enrolment increases we are expanding our staffing so we Need Instructors in this program!

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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.

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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

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

Surrey’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced Full-Time Installers & Helpers. Exciting packages will be offered to those with previous exp. WILLING TO TRAIN. Punjabi speaking is an asset.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reli778.344.1069

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

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ELECTRICAL

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

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GARDENING

MISC. WANTED

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

REAL ESTATE 612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Harrison Mills . Must have valid BC drivers licence & provide own tools. At least two year’s previous experience required.

INSTALLERS & HELPERS for SHOWER DOOR & CLOSET ORGANIZER INSTALLATION

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for a busy logging company in

Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626

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

627

GARAGE SALES

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GARAGE SALES

GARAGE SALES

Harrison Hot Springs

5TH ANNUAL MULTI UNIT GARAGE SALE

HOMES WANTED

551

Multi Family Garage Sale

At Woodridge

Saturday, June 9

7291 Morrow Road, Agassiz

8 am - 3 pm

Saturday, June 9

405 Eagle St.

9 am - 3 pm

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

Harrison Hot Springs THE BLOCK IS HAVING A

mainlandroofingltd@gmail.com

GARAGE SALE!

Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

WWW.NEOROOFING.CA Laminate, cedar, metal, heat and liquid applied membranes. 604-346-5647

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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

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

Contact Raj 604-710-1581 or fax resume: 604-592-2690

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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Saturday, June 9

ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE

Agassiz

GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 9

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

8:30 am - 3:00 pm 1625 Sheffield Drive

$15 Call Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

SUNDECKS

Make sure you have a great turn out!

Multiple Homes on Chestnut Ave.

Lots of good stuff!

Deadline for publication is Tuesday, 4pm

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

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

PETS

604-241-5301 or pclvancouverjobs@pcl.com

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LANDSCAPING

MECHANIC. Fleet Shop. good wages resume to:

NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 2 male, 1blk, 1brwn. $1000 (604)8191466. No Sunday calls

HEALTH PRODUCTS

DO YOU WANT TO LOSE? Shed those extra pounds for summer for only $11/wk for the 1st 9 wks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-8545176.

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MOVING & STORAGE

#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting, $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 523

UNDER $100

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.)

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

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

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

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

FERTILIZERS

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

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

1981 CHRYSLER CORDOBA, original 88,600 kms. Carriage top, needs tuneup $1500. 604-852-9342 2000 CHRYSLER Neon, auto, 132 K, white, aluminum wheels, no accidents $2800. Air Cared. (604)5029912

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2450 firm. 604-538-4883

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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MISC. FOR SALE

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

2002 BUICK REGAL LS 4 dr., auto, sunroof, gray leather, p.h.seats, CD & more. $3600. (604)541-0206 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $4,900. obo. 604-826-0519

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

GUARANTEED

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Auto Loans or

2000 Mercedes Benz C230W Elegance, all options, exc cond., $6000 obo. (778)552-8817

736

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

HOMES FOR RENT

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

812

ROOM FOR RENT- In newer Harrison Hot Springs home, suits student, furnished. N/S, ref req’d. $400/m. Call (604)796-3325

747

RV PADS

FOR RENT- Deluxe private RV pad with view and all services. 6 miles west of Harrison. 604-807-6235

752

TOWNHOUSES

$1500 Langley 2Bd/2Bth/2Car grg. pool,hottub, rec room, gym, central location 604-614-1766

AUTO SERVICES

KEVCO AIR

For Sale or For Rent

ROOMS FOR RENT

2003 HONDA CIVIC, black, 2dr, coupe. 133,119 kms. $6000 obo. Phone 604-309-1876

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

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Maintaining your ride to be COOL!

-New Homes -Minutes from Sandpiper Golf Course -2200 to 4000 sq. ft. -Master bedrooms on main -Rent negotiable -Sale Prices start at $339,900 Call: JUDY WINKLER @ 604 518-7333 Royal Pro Real Estate Network Inc.

746

2002 TOYOTA Solara convertible, red, 91,000 miles. Good condition. $7,000. (604)854-3252

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.

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 August 1. $1275/m + damage deposit and references. Please call 604-491-3600

DOLLAR DEALS!

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

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WANTED A loving home for ‘Duchess’ - 6 year old spayed female cat (indoor/outdoor) Please phone 604-796-5530 or 604-796-2128 (Shirley)

CARS - DOMESTIC

1977 CHEV NOVA CONCAIRS, 4 dr, 305 motor, auto, 47,000 original miles. $750. Call (604)869-9503

ABBOTSFORD, Newly Reno 6 bdrm, 2 1/2 ba, 2 kits, 2 f/p, sun deck, big lots, many more... Pls view location 33371 Hawthorn Ave, call 604-715-1717 to view inside the home. Thank you!

WAREHOUSE

818

1975 MERCURY MARQUE, 4 dr, 351M motor, auto, 70,000 miles. $795. Call (604)869-9503

Serving Harrison Hot Spring & Area

Automotive Air Conditioning Service & Repair Kevin 604-796-3848 or 604-819-2169

810

AUTO FINANCING

ANSWERS

173E

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

TRANSPORTATION

1975 DODGE ROYAL MONACCO, 2 dr., 360 motor, auto, 70,000 miles. $2250. Call (604)869-9503

June 8, 2012

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

knoke trucking

PERSONAL SERVICES

AUTO FINANCING

Black & Yellow lab puppies ready to go call to view $600 Vet checked, 1st shots dewormed. 778-885-9066

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

SURREY Plant needs Fitter/Welders to fit and weld components from engineering drawings. 5 years experience in the heavy equipment industry using overhead cranes. Reply to: hr@cwsindustries.com

164

810

PETS

CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204.

604-241-5301 or pclvancouverjobs@pcl.com

SHIPPING Department Position available full time (including Saturdays) for retail store in Aldergrove. Duties include receiving/organizing inventory, related yard work, sales. Must be strong for lifting heavy inventory, have mechanical abilities for repair and asembly work, and enjoy working with customers. Resume to resumeaccount@shaw.ca

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

BLUE PITBULL Pups genetics/ razoredge UKC reg, 4m, 2 f, 9/wks. $600-$1000. 778-237-2824

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Tower Crane RIGGERS for projects in the GVRD. Rigging ticket, experience on a commercial construction site working under a crane is required. Send resume via fax:

TRUCK & TRAILER wanted for Langley Four 10 hour shifts, and benefits. Fax 604-513-8004 or email: tridem@telus.net

477

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

MORTGAGES

Sudoku

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Formwork Carpenters and apprentices for projects in the GVRD. Good knowledge of commercial construction forming systems/ processes and training in Fall Pro, Scissor Lift an asset. Send resume via fax:

636

VEHICLES WANTED

WANTED: 1980-1981 Celica GT liftback, 5-spd; or a 1979-1981 Supra 5-spd. Cell 250-307-1215.

830

MOTORCYCLES

2001 VICTORY CRUISER deluxe 46,000 kms. 1500 cc, 80 H/P $6,500. Call 604-534-2503.

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INFORMATION


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TRANSPORTATION

MOTORCYCLES

845

2008 HARLEY DAVIDSON Sportster. Lady owned, excellent shape & well maintained, 20,000 kms. $8,500. obo. Sue (604)308-9344

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

TRANSPORTATION 851

TRUCKS & VANS

2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.

859

UTILITY TRAILERS

MOTORCYCLE / UTILITY CARRIER/TRAILER, fits 1-3 bikes, w/ gear box & ramp, hardly used $1175 trades? 778-888-805.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

838

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

RECREATIONAL/SALE

MARINE 912

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

BOATS

The Scrapper

1979 FLEETWOOD PROWLER. 24C. 230 gallon propane tanks, front kitchen, furnace w/blower, sleeps 8, shower, tub & toilet. $5,200. Exc. cond. 604-853-8984

15’ ALUMINUM DEEP WATER. All accessories. 50hp 4 stroke engine. Very little use. $9500 604-852-9299

Custom Window 1991 SUNCREST, 34’ Sunliner M/H, basement mod, just like an apt. $9000obo. Call (604)869-3355 1994 28’ SANDPIPER 5TH WHEEL TRAILER, sleeps 6, clean, $5500 obo. 604-556-6889 1997 Fleetwood 27’ Class A, selfcont’d, TV, b.i.generator, storage ++ Mint Cond! $12,999. 604-853-5528 1997 Seabreeze: 31 ft. Ltd. Ed. Chevy 454 - slps 6. 50,000 mi. Exc. cond. $22,500: (604)476-0371 2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $39,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv) 2006 30’ NORTHSHORE trailer, dbl 36” slide bunk unit, loaded, exc cond. $16,900. call (604)824-8970 2012 21’ travel trailer, elec awn, micr/conv oven, dual elec/prop hw htr, 1/2 ton haulable, slide, clean, $23,000 obo. (604)824-7699 8’ ADVENTURER CAMPER with bathroom. Very clean. $3,500. obo. Call 604-854-0781

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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

Coverings/Blinds

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1997 Toyota 4Runner Ltd. loaded, 350,000k, easy hwy kms, 1 owner $6,400. Dale, 604-220-5005 2002 JEEP LIBERTY blk 4x4 auto 134K,tow kit, local, clean,well maint $6800/obo. (604)850-2209 (Abbots)

MERCURY D300 inflatable boat with trailer, Mercury 9.8 motor, and lots of extras. $2200 obo. Call 604-853-2291 Abbotsford.

50% Off & No Charge Installation*

2002 KIA SPORTAGE 4 X 4, green 181,000 kms. Aircared for 2 years $3,000. Call 604-832-0839.

*until June 30

2007 Chevrolet HHR. Exc cond. & well maint. 160k mostly hiway kms. Sunroof, power seat, windows, etc. Well below wholesale value at $7,950. Call 604 250-3089

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

2007 NISSAN ARMADA SE silver 44,000 mls, 8 pass Exc. Cond! $21,900/obo. 604-309-7956 (Abby)

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1998 MAZDA MPV, All Sport Model 7 passenger, Aircared until 2014 good cond. Asking $2900. 604-8557129 or 778-240-0698. 2001 GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 3.3L, V-6, Air, loaded, new air care, runs grt. only $2950 / 604-556-4242 2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6700. 604-309-4001. 2003 FORD WINDSTAR, rebuilt auto trans. Runs exc. Green. $3000 obo. (604)826-0519 2004 DODGE CARAVAN 3.3, gray, 132K, all power, Air Cared, no accidents. alarm, Keyless. aluminum wheels, exc. cond. $5300. (604)502-9912

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

604-796-2705 24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

For your

Advertising needs: Call Chris @

604-796-4301

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

PLUMBING SERVICES

AUTO SPECIAL for only

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Local Moves, Pick up & Delivery, also Freight Dale McIsaac 604-869-0981 | 604-860-9437 twodollars@shaw.ca

Full Service Glass Shop

DOMESTIC & IMPORTS

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassified.com (private party ads only)

– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications 1.5 million households

604.796.4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

CASTLE CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

Includes one week in the Abbotsford News, Agassiz Observer, Chilliwack Progress, Hope Standard, Mission City Record and the Fraser Valley Daily.

TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS

604.796.0770

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

plus tax

Includes:

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

Windshield replacements Rock chip repairs All private insurance co. Certified Automotive Glass Technician 35 yrs exp.

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SILVER SKAGIT ENT. LTD.

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

debra cornish 604.796.0406

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS 604.796.1196 | 604.857.3375 (cell)

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

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM CARPENTRY SERVICES


ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET BUICK GMC CADILLAC DEALERS. GM.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC & Cadillac are brands of General Motors of Canada. */â&#x20AC; /â&#x20AC;Ą Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS (R7A), 2012 GMC Sierra Ext 2WD (1SA) and 2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS (R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GM Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GM dealer for details. â&#x20AC; 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services/ Ally Financing Services for 84/72 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Cruze LS/2012 Sierra & 2012 Equinox LS. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119.05/ $138.89 for 84/72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. â&#x20AC;ĄBased on a 48 month lease. Rate of 0% advertised on new or demonstrator 2012 Cruze equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer OAC by GM Financial. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Other lease options available. ÂĽKodiak package includes PDZ credit valued at $1,200 and PDJ credit valued at $350. Dealer trade may be required. Offer available to retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between May 1 and July 3, 2012. x$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on select 2012 GMC Sierra Ext (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. ++Cruze Eco equipped with 6-speed manual transmission. Based on Natural Resources Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 Fuel Consumption Ratings for the Midsize Car class. Excludes hybrid and diesel models. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ,ŠThe Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. +For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. ÂĽÂĽ2012 GMC Sierra, equipped with available Vortecâ&#x201E;˘ 5.3L V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission and competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 Fuel Consumptions Guide and WardsAuto.com 2012 Large Pickup segment. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes hybrids and other GM models. â&#x2C6;&#x17E;OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.ca for OnStarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Terms and Conditions,Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guide. **Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands.

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Entertainment

The Harrison Art Show 2012 was a fabulous success. The combined presentation and the talent of the participating artists garnered glowing comments from the public, who attended the sixth annual two-day event in Harrison recently. The international artist/author, Richard McDiarmid, was this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured artist. His enthusiasm and passion for the arts was easily transferred to others. McDiarmid generously shared his knowledge and experiences of the art world by mentoring several artists during the show. The public was privileged to view several of his awesome paintings and his books. In his book, McDiarmid has included a painting that he had begun to demonstrate at Agassiz Monday Painters, and since completed. The talents of the 32 artists at the show were over the top. The

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The Community You’ve Been Looking For. Freedom, Comfort, Convenience

Enjoy the freedom of a no-maintenance home. At Cedar Valley Manor the details are taken care of, so you can spend time on the things you care about. Simplify Your Life Want more options in your retirement? Looking to downsize? Cedar Valley Manor will set you free. This cozy community nestled in the beautiful and familiar Fraser Valley is: • Professionally managed and maintained by a trusted, community based non-profit • An affordable way to access equity saved in your home and protect yourself from swings in the real estate market • A friendly, people-focused community of like minded people

Comfort meets function

Life Leasing A prudent financial decision. Life Lease ensures that Cedar Valley Manor residents have long-term comfort and stability. Life Lease is a blend of owning and renting that is uniquely suited to retirees. It secures your investment, but frees you from those day to day hassles of home maintenance and upkeep. The sole purpose of the society who will manage Cedar Valley Manor, the Mission Association for Seniors Housing, is to provide quality, nonprofit housing for retirees and seniors.

Learn More Email: info@cedarvalleymanor.com Online: www.cedarvalleymanor.com Call: 1-877-432-9393

Presentation Centre 32821 Janzen Ave, Mission, BC Open: Tues, Thurs & Sat 12pm - 4pm

In an eff ffort to provide timely information, all marketing ng materials including specifications, fi floorplans, and sitemaps are preliminary ry and for illustrative purposes only. This Th is not an off ffering for sale. Any such ch off ffering can only be made via Disclosure Statement E&O.E


June 8, 2012 AHO Edition