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"The fact that I share his name, well, I took a lot of Mark Strahl said it was the slings and arrows for it," strong local Conservative Strahl said. "And that was support that got him expected." elected as Chilliwack-Fraser While Strahl won the seat Canyon's newest member of easily, the NDP gained more Parliament Monday night. support than they'd had in In an interview with The the past here. Observer Tuesday morning, Gwen O'Mahony earned Strahl answered questions 12,665 votes, while Strahl about both his party's and earned 28,153 of the 49,189 his family's history in the votes. area. He also spoke about In a distant third was Diane the major shift in politics, Janzen for the Liberals, with and where the Liberals may 5,317 votes. Green candidate have gone wrong. Jamie Hoskins earned 2,701. Vo t e r s T w o in Agassiz smaller " s h a r e fringe parties Agassiz voters“... Conservative also ran in values" and folks who believe in this election. are "folks The Western fiscal policy.” who believe Block Party in fiscal ran Clive Strahl policy," he Edwards, said. They earning 180 also want the government to votes, and the Marxistbe "tough on crime and have Leninist Party ran with a family-friendly policy," he Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell, said. "Our platform delivers with 173 votes. (Total that in spades." numbers available at press He agreed that the Tory time Tuesday.) pathway was laid in this The election led to a major riding by his father, Chuck shift in Canadian politics, Strahl, who held the seat despite a record low voter here since 1993. turnout. "I think Chuck left a The Liberal Party very positive legacy, and lost more than 40 seats I think myself or anyone throughout Canada, and else who would have been the NDP swooped in where the candidate would have both the Conservatives and benefitted from his time in the Bloc Quebecois failed to politics here," Strahl said. woo voters. Liberal leader And if there was an edge Michael Ignatieff has since to being a family member of announced he will step a popular politician, it was a down, the Bloc has crumpled double-edge, he added. CONTINUED ON 3 THE OBSERVER

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residents. "They were known to each other, by living in the same community, but nothing more than that," Sgt. Mike McCarthy said Monday. Police received a call at 3:55 a.m. and the man was arrested later that morning. There was no warning issued in the community, McCarthy said, because the suspect was quickly arrested. He reminded everyone to be cautious of their surroundings at all times, even in areas close to home.

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Police say the suspect from a sexual assault over the weekend has been arrested and is set to appear in court this week. A 23-year-old woman was reportedly walking in a Seabird Island neighbourhood early Sunday morning, when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 21-year-old man. Police say both the victim and her assailant were Seabird Island

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Envisioning transit's future What will it take to get people out of their cars and on the bus? Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz asked that question while aboard a tricked out BC Transit bus parked at city hall Monday morning for a media event. “We have heard loud and clear that people want to see some changes to our transit system,” Gaetz said. The interactive bus is actually a mobile public consultation tool, visiting Chilliwack and the Eastern Fraser Valley this week to spark interest in the draft Transit Future with local,

regional, and inter-regional service improvement ideas. “Now we hope everyone jumps on this opportunity to be heard,” said Gaetz. Two new routing options for the Chilliwack Transit System were mapped out on the bus, and people voted for their favourite with colourful dots, or on sticky notes when the bus was parked at the mall on the weekend. “We set a goal to double ridership over the next 25 years, and that has set off work on this comprehensive transit plan,” explained BC Transit vice-

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and the NDP is in a solid Opposition. Strahl said the shift in Liberal voters thinking may be because they lost their identity, and Ignatieff "didn't catch on with Canadians." "But I think the problems with the party go beyond the leader," he said. "We've been there before, with the Conservative movement. They are going to have to rebuild." Previous Liberal Canadians turned to other parties to place their votes because they were looking for parties with "defined principles," he said. "They know where the Conservatives stand, and where the NDP stands. The Liberals had been all over the map." But the Tories still weren't expecting such a solid

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win of Round 1 in the playoffs this week. To be fair, no one is more passionate about sports than Mann. As far as heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerned, youth athletics and the surrounding community are where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at. The president and CEO of B.C. Games has guided the provinceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer and Winter Games to great heights through a passion for sports. Mann was in Vernon last week to help the host city launch the official countdown for the 2012 B.C. Winter Games, set for Feb. 23-26. In tandem with the launch, Mann announced a four-year partnership between the Games and Black Press, parent company of the Victoria News. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While we sponsor literally thousands of

events each year, The Games, both winter and summer, are on a scale that is one of the largest opportunities to engage our readers across B.C.,â&#x20AC;? said Candy Hodson, senior vice-president of national sales and marketing for Black Press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In covering the B.C. Games it allows Black Press to also showcase our best: we bring together â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;localâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on a provincial scale,â&#x20AC;? she said. Mann agreed the shared focus on athletic promotion in the community between the B.C. Games and Black Press is a perfect fit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Press papers and the Winter and Summer Games are in virtually every community in B.C. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Press will provide extensive coverage and advertising to support the B.C. Games

and share the story of how the Games impact athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and communities.â&#x20AC;? The partnership will coincide with three games: the 2012 Summer Games in Surrey and the 2014 Winter and Summer Games in Mission and Nanaimo, respectively. From his downtown Victoria office, Mann overlooks the antique section of Fort Street. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a few blocks down the road from Oak Bay High, where he graduated in 1976. It was there that Mann became deeply connected to the values of youth sports, playing and managing school teams. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been with B.C. Games since 1992 but also co-founded the Kidsport Greater Victo-

ria chapter in 2002, one of the most successful in the country. When president Randy Blair of Black Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lower Mainland division proposed the newspaper chain become one of three corporate sponsors, Mann knew the opportunity at hand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to understand the competitive support system in athletic development in B.C.,â&#x20AC;? Mann said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear of Ryder Hesjedal as a B.C. Games athlete, you hear of him as a Tour de France competitor. We talk about athletes like they fell out of a tree but really theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a support network since they were eight. This (partnership) will add greater depth to the role of athletes and the support network of the development stage.â&#x20AC;?

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the tax rate has stayed the same, with no increases. However, those people who have seen an increase or decrease in their property assessment value will notice a change. The provincial governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s small community grants went up significantly he said. That money goes toward their general funds. Other highlights of the budget include the paying off of longtime debentures. One is for a land purchase with an outstanding

balance of about $185,000 and the other is for a water project that has an outstanding balance of $161,099. Both items are being paid off in full this year, rather than carried for the next 10 years. That will save hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest over the next few years, Becotte told the Observer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re saving as much as what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying out,â&#x20AC;? he said. news@ahobserver.com

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News Mucking around Tomas Schwichtenberg of Agassiz gets some help from Monica Pearson from Balace Ecological, while planting trees at the Chaplin Road wetlands Saturday. The planting was one of several that volunteers have completed over the past few years, with the help of the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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minute trip from the Harrison launch. They say the break-ins have caused significant damage and that a number of items were stolen from several cabins. “Due to its remoteness, it’s difficult for police to be in the area all the time,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck. “We are asking boaters on Harrison Lake to be vigilant and advise police should they notice anything unusual in the area.” If you have any information regarding this crime or others, contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604 796-2211or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477 (TIPS). news@ahobserver.com

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Opinion Democracy at work Numbers are funny little things. They can be used to someone's advantage, or another's disadvantage. When used as statistics they can be skewed, manipulated, and even ignored. But most of all, they tell a story. And today, the numbers speak loud and clear about the past, present and future of Canadian politics. People are talking about low voter turnout, the lowest in Canadian history. But so what? Those who bothered to find a polling station collectively sent a message to Ottawa, and it was clearly one that called for change. Change to Harper's minority government, which ruled our country for seven long, and politically turbulent, years. Change for the once much-beloved Liberal Party, which manifested in a crash and burn exit for Michael Ignatieff, who bowed out of leadership on Tuesday morning. Change then, too, for the official Opposition — which could only be described as an apparent new trust in Jack Layton. His 'Orange Crush' swept the nation Monday night, surprising even the most prepared pollsters. And finally, change even within the

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fringe, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May winning her seat and earning a seat in Parliament. Canadians spoke up and said that the Green Party matters, while the Bloc does not. It's a promising time for Canada, and a promising time for democracy. Maybe less than 60 per cent of Canadians voted in this election. In this riding, the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, the number was 58.8 per cent, not counting those who registered on Monday. It's a small percentage of eligible voters, but not insignificant. It means 49,189 people got off their couches, took the time off work, or planned ahead and voted in advance. It means almost 50,000 people from here to Lillooet cared enough about Canada to make themselves heard. Whether you like the outcome or not, it's a beautiful thing. It's democracy, and it works. Perhaps, with the changes that have been seen this week, more of us will take the time be heard in four years. Four — either a big number, or a small one, depending on who you'd like to have seen leading us.

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Tom Fletcher These days the media never shut up about Facebook and Twitter and “viral videos.” In this year’s political madhouse, no candidate can be caught without a social media presence. So it surprises me that the breakout technology for public engagement turns out to be huge conference calls on the old landline telephone. “Tele-town halls” were first deployed here by B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott. He got such big participation that Kevin Falcon’s deep-pocketed campaign quickly followed suit. Premier Christy Clark is doing one Wednesday evening for her Vancouver byelection run. Falcon, the reluctant finance

minister, is using the same method to ask for options on the harmonized sales tax. In between hockey games over the next week, folks having dinner will be getting calls with a recorded message inviting them to tell him what he should do with the HST. Falcon admitted to some trepidation before extending such an offer to the general public. What he got at his first one in Surrey was 27,000 people who stayed on the line for an average of 16 minutes, hundreds who queued up to ask questions, and 90 minutes of surprisingly civil discussion with real people. I listened in to the first one hosted by Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom, where 5,900 residents of the Peace River region stuck around for an average 21 minutes to hear why he quit the B.C. Liberals over the HST, and then went back. That region and East Kootenay will be the toughest sell for the B.C. government’s mail-

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in referendum in June. There were annoyed people. One man called it the “ripoff tax” that applies to groceries. Lekstrom politely noted that basic groceries are exempt from GST and HST. A farmer said it’s on top of the carbon

“It surprises me that the breakout technology for public engagement turns out to be huge conference calls on the old landline telephone”

tax, which falls harder on people who put up with cold weather and long driving distances. Another said cross-border shopping to Alberta has become even more popular. It was refreshing to hear real people describe their situations

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and concerns. Most had apparently spent little time poring over media accounts of the HST, but unlike the stale and spin-heavy debate that resumed in the B.C. legislature last week, they were direct, polite and willing to listen. Falcon reported a similar experience after 90 minutes of questions in Surrey. Suggestions included dropping the HST by a point (estimated cost $850 million) and offering more exemptions, on things like gym memberships or bike helmets. Hundreds of people didn’t get to ask their questions, partly because the politicians took up too much time with introductions and smooth talk like “that’s a great question!” The patient callers were asked to leave messages for followup. I live-blogged the event on Twitter, including a brief debate with former NDP MLA David Schreck about the fairness of these town halls. Schreck said there

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should be equal time for a critic of the HST, otherwise it’s just government propaganda. Judging by the NDP’s latest line of questioning, town hall participants aren’t missing much. Their big point in the legislature was that if the HST is rejected, low-income people would still get the GST credit. Yes, and the sun will continue to rise, but poor people will still lose a significant redistribution of income. You’ll hear a lot about the HST in the next few weeks, with government and business advertising the merits of keeping it, and Bill Vander Zalm’s FightHST organization spending $250,000 of public money to continue its campaign of fear and ignorance. You could do worse than participating in one of these telephone town halls. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com Twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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Mailbag Watershed too precious to put at risk Many reports have been presented to governments regarding the hazards of mining and clear cutting of the Deroche Mountain at Harrison Mills and each time the report is ignored and a new report is done to mitigate the results of those past documents. The most recent document done in 2011 of plans applying specifically to the client for the proposed gravel pit extension at Lake Errock was to evaluate the hazard of Halochten creek channel entering the pit. Physiographically, Halochten creek watershed has three distinct portions consisting of relatively steep mountain slopes. Evidence of a large flood twenty years ago depositing sediment and of snow avalanche paths which are evident in the headwaters of Halochten creek. Records in air photos and which was also reported in the official community plan identify the potential for significant hazards from landslides and debris flow. There is risk to the residents drinking watershed, as well as the salmon spawning creeks and I hope that this will be the final report that will end the potential of destroying this environmentally sensitive area. Generalizing expected fluvial peak flows to debris flow depths is difficult and that total debris flow discharges can be ten to one hundred times the expected peak flow for water floods in BC mountain rivers. That a debris

flow might exceed the capacity of a structure designed for fluvial floods by one or two orders of magnitude. The report can not assure with certainty of it never happening and states, "might be possible to cause channel avulsion resulting in creek diversion." The inspector states his report is "inherently imprecise," and "geological conditions other than those indicated may

I ask you, why put the mine where monitoring should be relied upon? Remember the Walkerton tragedy. exist on the site." The recent DFO report cannot conclude that there will not be adverse effects to fish or fish habitat resulting from the proposed works stating, "there is little mention of the wind firmness or inter-grits of the riparian area." DFO recommends monitoring of the creeks and analysis of site infiltrating to protect fish habitat. In the final sentence DFO states, "a restrictive covenant may be

considered to protect these area in perpetuity if no other protective mechanisms can be put in place." Our watershed is too precious a commodity to put at risk. Our wild salmon need protecting from potential hazards. Diverting creeks and the potential of pollution is a real threat. Mining is unacceptable in a residential area adjacent to a trout lake, in a tourism area, next to rail tracks, school zones and the highway, and where clean clear water flows down Deroche mountain. It is a fool hardy place for a mine. There are at least five reports in government files stating that no mining or clear cutting of trees should be allowed on the Deroche mountain due to rock slides and silting the waterways. How many reports, recommendations, petitions and surveys need to be done before being acknowledged? I ask you why put the mine where monitoring should be relied upon? Remember the Walkerton Water Tragedy. Monitoring was necessary there too, yet people died, some are still sick and the officials were charged with criminal negligence. Please write to MLA's, FVRD directors and Premier and help the residents of Lake Errock to stop the mine. Sylvia Langmann Lake Errock

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The Big Bike rolled into Agassiz last week, raising thousands of dollars for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Two separate teams mounted the 30-seat bicycle on Thursday, despite a heavy downpour through most of the morning. First up were Nancy’s Pedal Pushers, who all donned rain ponchos and persevered through the rain. The team was made up largely of

participants in Nancy To ride in the anMaclean’s boot camp nual fundraiser, a $50 classes at the Kent Fit- fee is required. But Gilness/Activity lian Yardley of Centre. the Heart and They pedStroke Founaled through dation says the two-kilomost riders get metre route, pledges well beginning and above that. ending in front In total, the of The Observtwo teams er office on Piraised $4,303 YARDLEY oneer Avenue. toward the Next up was organizathe team from tion’s goal of Mountain Institution, $153,000. made up of employees Next up, the Big Bike of the local institution. will visit Maple Ridge,

Coquitlam, Mission and Abbotsford. “It’s always a great thing when we come here,” Yardley said Thursday. “People tell us their stories. I’m really encouraged by the people who come here year after year.” Where heart attack, stroke and heart disease used to mean a diminished quality of life for patients, Yardley said advances in medicine now mean that there is life after heart surgery. news@ahobserver.com

Open house for Toastmasters Bigfoot Toastmasters are hosting an open house on May 9 at 7 p.m., at the Agassiz Christian Reformed Church. The event will show you how Toastmasters can help prepare you for any big event in life. Have

a wedding coming up? How about graduation ceremonies, or a business proposition? Want to try for a raise in pay from the boss? Toastmasters can help you by giving you speaking skills, confidence, poise, self-esteem.

The church is located at 7254 Morrow Rd. Toastmasters representatives says they will endeavour to answer everyone's questions, while demonstrating how anyone can become a polished speaker.


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Cool beans! Early hours at Oasis There’s a new place to get an early morning breakfast. Only, it’s not exactly new. The Oasis Coffee & Bistro is now ready to serve you at 5 a.m. weekdays, thanks to some hard work by new owners Reese Ollmann and Jason Scott. “We went to townhall to petition to have that changed,” Ollmann says. Now, they can easily serve the many people who head off to work early in the morning — fellow business owners, Corrections personnel and forestry workers, for example. “Those people will now have somewhere local to go to have a fresh breakfast and coffee,” she says. To top that off, they’ve even started a ‘jailbreak special.’ Anyone wearing a law enforcement uniform, or with ID indicating they work in

“We’re really trying to focus on them,” Ollmann says. “They keep us safe, they keep the community going.” Ollmann and Scott each have a solid history of customer service behind them, she with 22 years and he with 25 years. And rule number one would be not to change what’s working. So, they’ve kept the entire menu from previous owners Kerry and Claudette Krahn. “We’re not changing the menu,” she assures. “And we have all the exact same recipes, right down to Kerry’s famous BBQ sauce.” But they have shaken up a few things, as all new owners tend to do. They’ve hired fresh new staff. There’s Sarah, a well-established barista from a very well known coffee shop, and Dianne, who was behind the startup

of the popular Cookie’s Grill in Chilliwack. “I love our staff,” Ollmann says. “We’re very lucky to have them.” They’ve also dedicated wall space to art created by Agassiz elementary and high school students. “I think it’s important to get the community involved, and to get involved in the community,” she says. To that end, they’ve already decided to help sponsor a baseball team, to provide a cross-promotion with the Tulip Festival, and even to honour mother’s this coming weekend. On Mother’s Day, all moms who order the breakfast special of french toast, bacon and fruit, will receive a free coffee, and a carnation. Oasis is now open from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Observer Staff This is a paid advertisement.

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Carter is a strong voice for seniors Ombudsman: meaning “representative” from Old Norse language Seniors have a strong advocate in Kim Carter, appointed Ombudsperson for B.C. to be the “Independent Voice for Fairness”. Speaking last month at the Elder College in Chilliwack, Ms. Carter explained that the role of the Ombudsperson is “to ensure that every person in B.C. is treated fairly in the provision of public services.” These are offered by Pharmacare, Medical Services Plan, Ministry of Health (hospitals, care facilities, health regions) ICBC and the Public Guardian or Trustee. Her office began outreach tours in 2008 in

response to increasing public concern around seniors’ issues. Ms. Carter launched an investigation into access to information and services, quality of care, standards of care, monitoring and enforcement and complaints processes. The huge response prompted a review of rules and regulations, many meetings and consultations with providers and policy makers, visits to facilities and interviews with families. The findings and recommendations were published in a public report to the Legislative Assembly in December 2009 entitled “The Best of Care: Getting It Right for Seniors in British Columbia (Part 1)”.

A positive outcome from the Ombudsperson’s report is that the “Bill of Rights for Seniors in Residential Care” is now displayed prominently in care facilities in B.C. Facilities were encouraged to establish Resident and Family Councils to give residents a stronger voice in decisions about their own care. Ms. Carter expressed disappointment that the government had not built in a system to monitor, evaluate and report annually on compliance with the Bill of Rights nor has it required that Family and Residents’ Councils would receive staff support and follow-up. Ms. Carter also made a strong recommendation that the Ministry

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the reporting of useful information about residential care facilities. The information should be updated regularly and organized in a way that makes it easy for seniors, their families and other members of the public to search for and compare facilities.” To date, the website www.SeniorsBC. ca contains much information and the B.C. Seniors Guide (available on the website or from health units) summarize services for

seniors. Part 2 of “The Best of Care” is due later this year and will cover all home and community care services, including home support and home care, assisted living and residential care. The Ombudsperson’s report is just the beginning. When guidelines and policies are in place and enforced, the public has a baseline for comparison about the treatments received. Recommendations

must translate into actions. Concerned citizens must support discussion on seniors’ issues through community organizations, retiree groups and public dialogue. Q For further information, contact: Office of the Ombudsman, PO Box 9039 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9A5 Toll free telephone number: 1-800-5673247 Website: www.bcombudsperson.ca

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Spring has sprung in Harrison Village Reflecting on politics, the Monday Painters and Harrison Hikers It was a great Easter weekend In our area. Saturday especially was beautiful, sunny and warm. There was a market at the Memorial Hall. The beach was packed and the vendors were delighted. I was sitting on the balcony for the first time this year and started to think about all the different things coming up soon, and I realized that a task we all share was imminent: Monday, May 2, will be election day and it is our duty to elect a new leader or re-elect the one we have. In fact, when you read this article it will have been done and may the best man or woman have won. But, sitting there in the warm sun, in a peaceful place in a peaceful country, I did not really feel the need for change. I was quite happy with the status quo. Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t our present

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Harrison Happenings government keep our ship above water in a sea of world-wide turmoil? And was it right for the various opposition leaders to keep trying to destabalize our country by on-going elections and election treats at such times? But then, some other happier thoughts came to my mind, such as the Tulip Festival, for instance. I had just heard on the news that this has been the coldest April in 35 years and that the tulips were late. How-

ever, they are here now and this Sunday I will try to see them. Also, the month of May will be a delight for all people who love art. On Saturday, April 30, at the United Church, the Agassiz Monday Painters celebrated their 50th anniversary with a beautiful showcase of their talents and a special tribute to the late Isa Taylor, one of the founding members of the group. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope you had the opportunity to view this exhibit. If not, the Harrison Art Show will take place on the May 21-22 long weekend at the Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall and all month we can view the artist-inresidence Rhonda Simmondsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fascinating installation SoleMates at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reception which

will be this Saturday, May 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The HHS Multicultural Choir, after a well deserved rest, will start practicing again on May 9, at the usual time: 7 p.m. at the Kent School. All our other practices will be held in the HHS Memorial Hall. The Choir will prepare for a light-hearted fundraiser on June 11, featuring the Best of the HHS Multicultural Choir. This would be a good time to join our Choir. Also, the month of May is traditionally the time when the Harrison Hikers are getting restless. If you feel like this too, give them a call. There are five different teams at present. For serious hiking call either Sam Nelson at 604-796-9687 or Ken Burningham at 604491-5540. Both teams are doing hikes up

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to about 20 km. each time. For hikes in the Cultus Lake area only, call Margaret Pillon at 604-858-9093. The hikes this team is doing are on a more moderate level. For lighthearted hikes, however, either Renate Schwanke at 604-7969146 or Trudy Hackel at 604-796-9556 are

the ladies to call. I will try to let you know all their monthly programs but they often have to be changed due to weather conditions. For this and other reasons it is always good to touch base with your leader ahead of time, especially if you are a new member of the group.

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Film deals with womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cancers 50 Years Ago, 1961 â&#x20AC;˘ Two hundred women attended the film showing of Time and Two Women dealing with the necessity of the early diagnosis of cancer. Held in the high school auditorium and sponsored by the Leah Rebekah Lodge under leadership of Noble Grand Mary Gibson, the film sparked much discussion. Dr. H. Booth was in attendance to answer questions. â&#x20AC;˘ Port Douglas, which had been covered by the Pemberton RCMP for the previous several months, reverted to the Agassiz detachment. The same day, a report of a vehicle stolen from Trethewey Logging came in. An adult male and a juvenile were arrested. Magistrate A. M Naismith sentenced the adult to a

year in jail and suspended final disposition in the juvenileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case. Justice was swift in those days. â&#x20AC;˘ In other police news, a 16-year-old juvenile was fined $25 for being caught coming out of the Harrison Hot Springs beer parlour with a case of beer. Other penalties levied to other law breakers included $25 for careless driving, a $10 fine for not stopping at an intersection, $15 for driving without a license, $15 for driving without insurance while a minor, and an unspecified fine for failing to pay the bridge toll. â&#x20AC;˘ Mrs. Irene Hardy and Mrs. A. McCombs reported whole-hearted support from the Village of Harrison Hot Springs during the recent cancer campaign. They thanked everyone for their donations.

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While I am writing, my daughter, Yvonne, is preparing crumpets, tea bisquits, fruitcakes and sandwiches for a small, Royal Wedding Party tonight. We intend to stay up as long as we can and watch the proceedings on t.v. and I will let you know how long we lasted.


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Find your solemate this month

Artist explores relationships through shoes Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

A new show by Ranger Station Art Gallery’s artist in residence will have viewers questioning their ‘soles.’ SoleMates runs May 3 to 27, in the gallery on

the eastern edge of Harrison Lake. Simmonds has been the artist in residence for two years now, and has done considerable work with local artists and students. Her new show is an installation

piece that transforms space. It’s presented by the Kent-Harrison Arts Council, which says SoleMates is “a dialogue using shoes as a platform to explore the age-old question of soul mates.

Agricultural Plastics Recycling Pilot Project All dairy farmers in the District of Kent are welcome to participate in a recycling pilot project aimed at reducing the amount of agricultural plastics sent to the landfill or burned on-farm. The next Round-Up event will be held at the municipal gravel pit on Cemetery Road on: May 17th & 18th, 11am – 2pm Drop-off is free of charge! call the Fraser Valley Regional District Please c att 1-80 0 1-800-528-0061 or visit the District of Ke ent’s website w Kent’s at www.district.kent.bc.ca to ob btain m obtain more details.

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There are a couple more tables available for our annual quiz night coming up on May 6. If you want to get a team together or register as a single to be placed at a table, come by the library for a package to register or leave your name. $12 per person, refreshments, many prizes & the chance to win one of our glorious theme gift baskets. It is one of THE events in the Agassiz Harrison social scene!

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“If you can find your soulmate through a computer screen, then why not your ‘solemate’ through a pair of shoes?” Viewers will take a stroll through present day dating rituals as well as take a look at the past. Art lovers who haven’t met Simmonds yet can do so by attending the artist’s reception this Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. You can also visit the Ranger Station Gallery during its regular hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Hello, from the Agassiz Rainbow 4-H Club again. On April 9 we held our demonstrations where we had three Senior demonstrators and one Junior demonstrator this year. I would personally just like to say everyone did a great job; there is a lot of hard work that goes into demonstrations, between making the posters, preparing all of your supplies, making a script and then to top it all off - having to do it all within seven to 10 minutes. Everyone did an amazing job. The placings went as such: in

third for Seniors was Paige Cote and her partner Alisha Baxter. In second place we had myself (Megan Skalicky) and Savannah Blank and in first, were Danni and Beverly Chard.

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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 604-796-2680 All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. Service at 10am H SSundays. At the Cross Fellowship Church @ A FFriendship Hall. Services 6:30-8pm All w welcome. Contact John @ 604-796-2609. M Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and fellowship on Sundays fo at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Everyone welcome. 604-796-2429.

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In the Juniors, we had a speak and show by Daniel Charleton, and I have to congratulate him for going up there by himself and presenting something. It’s really tough to go with a partner let alone by yourself, but he did a fantastic job and of course placed first. About a week later was the district demonstrations but we could only have one of our teams go this year, myself and Savannah Blank. We did very well and placed third. We have our next meeting on May 15 and hopefully I will have more exciting news for everyone then.

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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, CALL NOW. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1-877-8045381. (18+).

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GETAWAYS

LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6. Summer Special. 3 nights $599 / 7 nights $1200. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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CONGRATS to your

GRAD!

Send out your heartfelt congratulations to your grad with an ad in the classifieds! Email a picture, and a personal message. 2x3 ad = $45 (the size of this ad)

Contact Kerry at The Observer: 604.796.4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

Agassiz Harrison Lions Thank You Miss Maria Slough A & R Country Cellar The Fraser River Fishing Lodge The Sandpiper Resort, Ted Swaine Super Valu, Jack's Restaurant, Spirit Yoga, Elizabeth G Mueller The Fraser River Safari, Jaeanne & Rod Chadwick, Brian Minter, Rena's Hair, Canadian Nut Place, District of Kent, Kilby's Christmas Cottage, Cookin' Kim's Country Cafe, Agassiz Harrison Museum, Aquadel Golf, Eagle Tree Lodge, Muddy Waters, Bonnie & Blair Kent, Holly Tree Florists & Gifts, Sandy First Aid Courses, Carolin Robinson The Observer We are grateful for your wonderful generosity in helping us help others. Thanks to individuals and business donors we can improve the lives of others. An Eastern philosopher once wrote "Never give less than you can because you never know how much the other person needs." Because of you we can Make a difference. We Serve.

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

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Hell’s Gate Airtram

Hollihan Elizabeth “Nanny” (Clarke)

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

OUR OFFICE seeks a fiscally responsible Bookkeeper for Accounts Payable / Receivables. Send your resume: jdark6502@gmail.com

WE’RE ON THE WEB w w w.bcclassified.com

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AUTOMOTIVE

Civil Engineering Technologist 1 or 2 (one position) District of Kitimat full time permanent - starting wage $29.24-$42.62, depending on education & experience. Civil Technologist diploma preferred. Reporting to the Engineering Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s licence required. For more information contact personnel at districtofkitimat@kitimat.ca or 250-632-8900 (Closing date May 27, 2011)

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires Full-Time journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: mikeg@salmonarmgm.com

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for FREE seminar, www.travelonly.ca, 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020. BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today. COKE & CANDY Vending Route. Local Hi-Traffic Locations. Earn $40+ per year. Fast & Safe Investment Return. Secure Your FutureBe the Boss! Factory Direct Pricing 1-888-570-0892 Must Sell HOMEWORKERS Get paid daily! Now Accepting: Simple Full/Part Time Data Entry & Online Computer Related Work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com I MADE $180,000 IN 6 Months In A Down Economy! Let Me Show You How I Did It! www.make180K.com

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OBITUARIES

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OBITUARIES

Lenko, Gloria (nee Marochi) It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our mother & sister Gloria, on Friday April 22nd in White Rock, BC. Gloria was predeceased by her husband Michael, children Shawn, Marnie, Gordon and Douglas; parents Ida & Pete Comai & Rudolph Marochi; numerous brother & sister-in-laws; nieces & nephews. She is survived by daughter Karen, daughter-in-law Sylvia, sister Anna Hillier (Robert), brother Rudy Marochi, granddaughters Tamara (Tim) and Kari, great grandchildren Stefan, Taylor, James, Nicholas and Baylee. Gloria is also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. Gloria was a very generous lady who was always there to help others. Her humour and energy will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in peace, Mom.


14 Agassiz-Harrison Observer EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES We are Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) the aluminum product group of Rio Tinto (RT) - a leading international mining group (http://www.riotinto.com) and the global leader in the aluminum industry. We supply high quality bauxite, alumina and aluminum worldwide and our AP smelting technology is the industry benchmark. To sustain this enviable market position, we count on the driving force of our 24,000 employees in 27 countries, all sharing our passion for excellence in product innovation, global practices and standards and cutting-edge technology. In particular, our commitment to excellence in managing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) responsibilities is the hallmark of our activities. Our ultimate goal is ZERO - zero injuries, zero occupational illnesses, and zero environmental harm. Located in the Kitimat region of British Columbia, the Kitimat, Kemano and Watershed operations are part of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America. Over the next four years, the Kitimat Smelter will convert from 1950s reduction technology to the most advanced version of AP40 technology. This new smelter will have a maximum aluminum production capacity of 420 000 tonnes per year, primarily supplying the Asian markets. Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking a qualified person to fill the role of: MAINTENANCE PLANNER Under Coordinator/Manager supervision, the Maintenance Planner will plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of a particular production department. Technical aspects include but are not limited to: - Develop accurate work estimates for labour, material, tools, etc. - Develop and implement efficient job plans - Ensure safety risk assessments and remediation plans are done prior to scheduling - Coordinate procurement of materials, parts staging for planned work The preferred candidate will possess an Interprovincial Trades qualification and/or Technical experience (educational or work experience). A minimum of 3-5 years related experience in an industrial setting is preferred and the candidate will be one whose #1 priority is safety in the workplace. We offer an attractive remuneration package, a range of Rio Tinto benefits, as well as the sought after opportunity to develop and expand upon your knowledge and experience with a world leader in the industry. Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. To apply, please submit an on-line application directly at our website at www.riotinto.com/careers before Friday, May 13th, 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVER - Fraser Valley based heavy haul trucking company has opening for one qualified class 1 driver. Must have min 2yrs exp., be bondable and able to cross the border. Fax resume & abstract to 604-852-4112 . No phone calls PLS Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE LODWICK TRANSPORT - Singles Wanted - Roundtrip: AB & BC to California. Premium Equipment, Benefits. Achievable bonuses. Solid, family oriented company. Reefer freight. Toll-Free 1-800-265-8374 ext: 228. Fax: 905-564-8381. Email: shirleym@lodwicktransport.net.

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EDUCATION

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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HELP WANTED

ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed now! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Avail. 1-888-424-9417 CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. DAR-CAR TRUCKING LTD. is now hiring log & gravel truck drivers & buncher, skidder & processor operators. Please fax resume 403638-4378 or call 403-638-3645 or email: conlog@telusplanet.net FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 GENERAL LABOURER, Rigger/ Welder Fabricator/Crane Operator. Amix Salvage & Sales /Marine Division. Amix is seeking motivated, hard working team members to add to an already strong and versatile team. Do you want to work in the water? Do you want to make the big lift? Do you want to help to make a mark in the marine salvage industry?... Come Aboard!!! Experience with barges, cranes, boats is an asset. Certifications in respective disciplines also an asset All applicants considered. We are COR certified and very serious about the safety of our Team.

Fax: 1-866-812-3132 or hcoisne@amixsalvage.ca L.S.MCLELLAN TRUCKING Cranbrook, BC Looking for Owner Operators with or without own equipment. We offer year round stable work, excellent work environment, flexibility, benefit pkg. You will need to have min 5 years exp, clean abstract, FAST card or passport, well maintained equipment. More info call Ken at 877-717-2988 or fax resume to 250-417-2982 or email ken@ lsmclellantrucking.com MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 REQUIRED: TJ HD Mechanics for Southern Interior Road Maintenance Company’s Lillooet location. Fax resume to (250)374-4114 or email joannam@dawcon.com. For further information

Stuck On Designs, a growing print and customized clothing shop, is currently seeking an experienced full time designer. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Must be able to work with clients, meet deadlines, multi task and function well in a team environment. stuckon@citytel.net or fax 250-624-6160

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hydraulic loader/hoe chucker for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

LEGAL

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND

OTHERS RE: WILLIAM JAMES CUTHBERT OTHERWISE KNOWN AS WILLIAM CUTHBERT, JAMES CUTHBERT AND JIM CUTHBERT, Deceased, formerly of Logan Manor Supportive Living, 7270 Elm Road Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A2 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the creditors and others having claims against the Estate of the above deceased who died on March 16, 2011 are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act to send particulars thereof to the Administrator named hereunder at Ratcliff & Company LLP, Suite 500 - 221 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 3J3, on or before the 30th day of June, 2011, after which date the Administrator will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice.

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ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-5127116. BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748

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SALES

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SALES PEOPLE Commissioned sales people required. Must have a good command of the English language, a reliable vehicle, and 2 to 3 years of HVAC sales experience. Interested in exploring this position, please email your resume to shepard@comfortplus.ca or fax it to 604-552-5989

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

A well-established Highway, Heavy Civil and Mining Construction Contractor in Southern BC is seeking an experienced Civil Construction Superintendent for a fulltime, year-round position. You must be a highly motivated, self-starting individual. Responsibilities to include: • The planning and schedul-

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Medium-size manufacturing plant requires qualified steel fabricators with experience in structural sheet and plate work. Please apply in writing to:

Wellons Canada Corp. 19087 96th Avenue Surrey, BC V4N 3P2 Fax: (604) 888-2959

ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 1-855-240-5362

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

RECYCLE-IT!

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

PETS

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ELECTRICAL

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

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GARDENING

HORSE MANURE from our certified organic farm. $20 a tractor scoop. We load. Call ahead between 7am and 7pm (604)795-1464.

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HANDYPERSONS

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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LANDSCAPING

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Diabetes/Cholesterol/Weight Loss Natural Product for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call to find out how to get a free bottle of Bergamonte! 888-4705390

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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MINI DASCHUNDS FOR SALE, Vet Checked. Good homes only, $750 Female, $650 Male. 604-796-3756 or 604-845-4060

PURE MALTESE pups, vet ✓, vac. dewormed, reg. father & grandparents. both working studs. Family raised. $750. 604-852-2478 RAG DOLL / TABBY KITTENS for sale, 8 weeks old, ready to go. To view, (604)796-9935 SHIHTZU. Ready to go. M / F. Black. $500. Incl. 1st shots. Will trade for Peke or Shihtzu. Call 604746-0072. Marshall / Emerson VIZSLA PUPS, CKC reg’d, shots, guaranteed. $850. ph, 604-8192115 or email: vizsla@telus.net

MISC. FOR SALE

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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UNDER $100

WEDDING DRESS!!! STUNNING JADE DANIELS wedding gown from the 2010 collection. Purchased in April from Ivory Bridal in Langley The colour is ivory with a sweetheart top, is fitted to the waist, then flows away from the body. A bustle was added to the dress so the train can be buttoned up during the reception. It is a size 8 (fits a little small). Cost was $1400 plus $100 for the alterations, will sell for $875. Contact 604-768-9109 to see photos or jen_toor@hotmail.com

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

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FARM EQUIPMENT

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

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FERTILIZERS

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

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GARAGE SALES

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

INVESTMENT PROPERTY (possible tax shelter) at Craigmyle, Alta (a half section) presently rented to a cow & calf operation. Asking $176,000. RANGELAND REAL ESTATE 1-403-854-4456

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

5 ACRE CHERRY orchard and home. $520,000. 250 223 8290 WWW. BCCHERRYORC H A R DA N D H O M E . B L O G SPOT.COM

OKANAGAN

*SPECTACULAR* ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE

4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake!

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

Lakeshore living At it’s Best!

$15 ( + HST)

101 ft frontage by 88 ft. Fabulous 180 - degree water view with tons of outdoor living space.

Call Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com Make sure you have a great turn out! Deadline for publication is Monday

Agassiz

1645 #9 Hwy May 7 8am - 2pm

PETS

BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360, 604-856-7975 BOSTON TERRIER; CKC REG; Rep.Breeder; first shots, avail May 21. Contact 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 BOSTON TERRIER; CKC REG; Rep.Breeder; first shots, avail May 21. Contact 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 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! Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA P/B pups. Ready now Vet ✓. Shots, 2 M, 3 F. Short hair. Family raised. $600. 604-852-1805 Chocolate CKC reg’d LAB pups, 1st shots, tattoo, view parents, H & E, ready now. $750. 604-533-3733 GERMAN Shepherd pups, 1st shots, males & females. Exc European bloodline. (604)997-2404 LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $550. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $650. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com PANDORA CHARM CLEARANCE Save 80%. Sterling Silver Charms as low as $1.99. Fits Pandora, Chamilia,Troll. Major Internet Retailer.Log on to save www.NewDreamz.net

PIANO; KAWAI, 5 yrs. old, excellent condition, $2100 obo. Call 604819-0589.

FEED & HAY

HAY 1st 2nd, 3rd & 4th cuts, between 7000-8000 bales, from dairy farm, Agassiz. $5.50-7.50/bale. (604)796-2886 (604)793-3992

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

WILD & CRAZY, CAN’T BE LAZY

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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PERSONAL SERVICES

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a boom man for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax to 250-9564888.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

tools, household items, knick knacks, etc no early birds Agassiz

GARAGE SALE

Maplewood Village & Elm Wood 7292 Elm Rd. & 7330 Elm Rd.

VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 512 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel. Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends with loads of summer fun for everyone! 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC. Only $729,000

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

Sat. May 7: 8-2pm

Email:

HUGE BLOCK SALE YORK CRESENT, AGASSIZ Saturday, May 7, 8am - 2pm Furniture, patio sets, Interior doors, juicer, Harley clothing & Harley collectibles, household items & lots more!

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

PETS

EARTH FRIENDLY

NEED CASH TODAY?

604-777-5046

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WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER pup. Female, born Feb. 26. 1st shots. vet ✓. Ready to go. $1100. 604850-6567 Abbts.

JUNK REMOVAL

604.587.5865

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

PETS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

knoke trucking

Call Lori 604-777-2195

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PLUMBING & HEATING FOREMAN

173E

Up to $20 per hr, 40 hrs per week. Fun promo’s & C.S. 10 positions available for immed. work. No commission. No experience? No problem! Call today, Start tomorrow !

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$500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com

Attn: Manufacturing Manager

Well established Lower Mainland Mechanical Contractor req. a Plumbing and Heating Foreman for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work. Applicants to have a MINIMUM 5 years exp. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, Profit Sharing & Excellent Benefits. Wage Commensurate w/ Exp. Fax Resume: 604.576.4739 or E-mail: info@dualmechanical.com

MISC SERVICES

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

Please forward Resume in the strictest of confidence to:

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ing of day to day construction operations including personnel and equipment delegation. Demonstrate and develop a positive relationship with all staff, owners and subcontractors. Knowledge of all aspects of WCB and Ministry of Mines Regulations. Ensure all safety values are met or exceeded.

civilminingcontractor@yahoo.ca Only those short-listed will be contacted.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MISC. FOR SALE

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB COVERS & Accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. Call 1888-611-7660. www.spasuppliesonline.ca.

dlklitch@telus.net For more details

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LOTS

BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 2010 Park Model Clearance 61K OBO 250-495-4650 jim@somhomes.com WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com

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MORTGAGES

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

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MORTGAGES

TRANSPORTATION 818

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TRANSPORTATION 845

CARS - DOMESTIC

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

1985 CADILLAC, excellent cond., inside & out. $950. Call (604)2066060

Meet the Pros M AY

1992 OLDS 88 ROYAL AirCared, 4dr, pwr windows, child locks, runs great, great cond. just needs paint job, must sell by May 15th, moving out of prov. $700 (604)287-5248 1997 BUICK PARK AVE heated, memory, leather seats, pristine cond, priv, $5900. 778-565-1097

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215. 1998 FORD ESCORT station wagon, auto, a/c, good cond, $800 Linda (604)796-0577, (Agassiz).

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

2000 LASABRE LTD. V6, Gran Touring pkg, 16’’ alloys, 19K’s, spotless, priv, $7500obo. 604-364-1554

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

2000 MONTE CARLO SS, fully loaded, black with black lthr. int. 3.8 V6, exc. cond. $5495 604-465-0044

www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

AGASSIZ, 106-1735 #9 Hwy. Smokers welcome, cat or sm dog ok with pet deposit. Coin laundry. 1 bdrm, grnd level. $575/mo. Wayne (604)799 0259 Stratatech Property Management HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$550/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132 Newer 2 bdrm 2 bath corner suite available May 1. Stainless steel appliances, fireplace, balcony, washer/dryer, balcony, underground parking. Close to everything bmandrusiak@aol.com

2002 Cavalier 5 sp manual, 4 door, 133,000 Kms, great commuter car, $2400. 604-799-3661 2002 CHRYSLER SIEBRING LX - 4 dr. auto, loaded, 120K, like new, Air C. new brakes $3650/604-556-4242 2004 BUICK LASABRE, cloth int, 148K, show room cond, private, $7900 obo. 604-593-5072.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1994 CAMARO RS. New paint, all tuned up. V6, 5 spd. Ready to go! First $1800 takes. (604)746-8317 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, auto, 1 owner, 95K, silver, black leather, mint cond, $6400, (778)889-3560.

713

COTTAGES

LOON LAKE Cabin, sleeps 7, full kitchen & bath, dock, boat launch, $100/day - 3 day min. 250-826-5575 or email: krissie01@shaw.ca

2003 S-Type R V-8 supercharge Jaguar, 4 dr, grey, sport sedan 75,000k. $18,000. 604-858-3294 2008 Hyundai Accent, hatchback, auto, p/s, p/w, p/d, 42,000k, great on gas, $9000. 604-798-0713 2010 Nissan Versa 4 dr H/B, full load, 38,100km, exc cond., local car, $14,600. (604)793-5520 (5961)

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS HOPE, Othello Rd. Acreage, river frontage. 2 bdrm mobile home. N/S. 10 mins to downtown. $950. Deposit required. 604-556-0393.

736

HOMES FOR RENT

AGASSIZ - 2 bedroom spacious detached house fenced yard, garage, 4 appliances. non-smoking, small pet ok. d/d, refs. avail. June 1st $1000 per month. 604 794 7236

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION Agassiz, partially furn exec Christian home, n/s, n/parties, share kitchen, laundry, own fridge, lg priv L/R, hot tub, WI/FI, semi-priv bath, util incl. $550/m. 1 (604)796-9114

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1974 VW Beetle. Orange. Totally restored. Documents avail. $8000 obo. 604-855-5019 for details.

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1993 CHEV BLAZER K5, full size, 4 X4, needs bodywork, paint, R. brakes& tires. $3,900.604-556-9549

851

‘93 Mercedes 4 cyl, 190 E, 2.3 L, Exc. condition. Great gas mileage $1800, OBO 1(604)241-5924

TRUCKS & VANS

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2004 National Sea Breeze class A motorhome, 32’, 2 slides, GM 8.1L, Allison 5sp auto tx, o/d, cruise, 32,500mi, loaded, mint cond., 1 owner, $59,900. Medical reasons must sell. (604)794-5982 2006 25’ TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 6, slide out, exc. cond. $14,900. Tom (604)531-2984 2006 NORTHSHORE 30 FT Travel trailer, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded $24,000. 604-824-8970

BOATS

OUTBOARD MOTOR 1970 Evinrude 33HP short shaft & controls, for 12’-14’ boat, complete, tuned up runs great $500 (604)826-2217 OUTBOARD MOTOR 1970 Evinrude 33HP short shaft & controls, for 12’-14’ boat, complete, tuned up runs great $500 (604)826-2217 PRINCECRAFT Resorter. Like new. 14’. With floor, 8 HP, elec. starter, tilt, Yamaha motor, front mounters, W55 remote controlled electric motor, galvanized trailer etc. $6500. obo. 604-855-0116 SEAGUL 3 h.p. out board motor $300. (604)687-4305

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation. www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable.

Notice is hereby given that Gary:August:Ernest-Senft has filed an Affidavit of Obligation with Tug Boat Junction Adventure Park Inc. 750 Hot Springs Rd. Harrison Hot Springs BC, V0M-1K0 Information may be requested at c/o 4001 Strathmore Mews, Vancouver BC, V6Z-3A9 or Fax 604-858-6969

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TENDERS

2007 CHEROKEE Lite 18DD, sleeps 7, Tub, shower, Micro, A/c. $10,500: 604-596-0275

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AUTO FINANCING

Glass & Window Replacement Installation of Custom Made: • Window Screens • Patio Screen Doors • Storm Doors • Retractable Door Screens

MARINE

PUBLIC / LEGAL NOTICE

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TELSTAR WINDOW SERVICE LTD.

1988 DODGE CARAVAN, 7 passenger, aircared, Runs well. $700. Call (778)549-7347 1989 Mazda B2200, 5 spd, reg cab, a/c, strong reliable truck, 170,k, gd running $1300 firm. (604)845-1364 2000 GMC JIMMY SLS V6, 4.3L, loaded, new brakes, tires & battery. 4x4. $3500 obo. 778-846-5649 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $12,750.obo. 1 owner, well maintained. Purchased new at Abby Chrysler. Joe 604-309-7302 2007 Mazda Sport ext cab, canopy, p/s, p/b, 5 spd, air, cd, tow pckg, 60,k. $11,000obo. (604)824-5553 2008 DODGE RAM 3500. Crew cab, long box, full load, s. roof, leather, 96K. $29,860 obo. 604836-5931

7663 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC • 604-796-2025

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BEAUTIFUL, bright 2 bdr 2 bath upper floor in great neighbourhood. Close to everything. Gas FP,insuite laundry,hardwood floors, beautifully furnished. $1650 plus utilities. 604 512-0000

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

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT COMPANY is seeking qualified contractors to bid the extension of the Harrison Beach front walking path. For information please contact: info@previewbuilders.com

CASTLE

Baboth Bobcat & Backhoe Service

CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

❧ 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

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R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

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

604-796-2705 604-796-2834 Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE PLUMBING SERVICES

604-796-4301

BOBCAT SERVICES

Rick’s Computer Repair A+ Certified since 1982 Serving Agassiz Since 1997 Trojans, Viruses & Spyware Removed Saving your data & pics come first! Let’s Get You Back Online Today! Same Day Service on all Dropoffs! Open 8am to 6pm from Mon. to Sat. 6438 Lougheed Hwy. 604-796-0538

DRISCOLL H E AT I N G & G A S • Furnaces • Boilers • Water Heaters • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Pool Heaters • Plumbing

Hot & Cold Pressure Washing & Interior/Exterior Painting • Houses

• Siding • Concrete • Gutters

Residential • Commercial • Agricultural

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

For FREE estimate call Phil

CA$H $0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309

• Patios • Heavy Equipment

778.772.4724 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

P: 604-796-0770

604-796-0189 • 604-703-3319(cell)

POWER WASHING PAINTING

Top Dollar Today!

Scrap Cars & Trucks

Licensed Bonded Insured

Back 9

Lawn Care

Stratas & Commercial •Gutters •Hedge Trimming •Aerating •Thatching •Weeding •Lawn & Yard Maintenance

Phone James 604-796-2809

SOFT TOUCH PAWS DOG GROOMING

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

Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

Ser ving the Upper Fraser Valley

PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS › New Custom Cabinetry › Quality Cabinet Refacing › Countertops 604.796.1196 | cell. 604.857.3375 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM 6 3 9 0 P i o n e e r Av e. , A g a s s i z


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7215 PIONEER AVE., AGASSIZ 604.491.1122

OPEN EVERY DAY 11 AM - 1 AM

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EVERY DAY (from 3-6 pm) Daily Beverage Specials Pints under $4 Hi Balls & Shots under $3 ALL Sports Events Televised including UFC 12 Screens plus a 150” BIG SCREEN

LOOK FOR OUR GRAND OPENING

Daily Lunch Specials

Under $10

Friendly Staff | Live Entertainment

GREAT FOOD. GOODTIMES. Let the fun begin in Agassiz once again!

Agassiz Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store

DOOR CRASHER SPECIALS

(while quantities last, limit 2 per customer) Valid Thursday May 5th - Sunday May 8th

Cariboo

G Gov’t Store Price: $25.45 $

G Gov’t Store Price: $27.29 $

O Our Price:

O Our Price:

20$$24.45 pack *

Bud 15$$26.29 pack *

108 -1810 No. 9 Hwy. | 604-796-2086 | Hours: 9 am - 11 pm | All liquor at or below Gov’t Store pricing | * plus deposit

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