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There were smiles, and tears, along the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay route last Friday. Dozens of medal bearers made their way from Hope to Chawathil to Seabird Island and Agassiz, each carrying the medal in various ways. While Wyatt John carried the medal from Hope to Chawathil via a white water raft, others ran, walked, rolled and even long boarded. At Hope secondary school, students lined the front parking lot and outstretched their hands to give Hannah Evans high fives as she went by in her wheelchair. At Agassiz Christian School, students and staff

sang St. Elmo's Fire as Kaeden Van Oort received the medal from one of the relay's many endurance athletes. At Kent elementary, students released balloons for Danae Timmers, a student at the school. The day ended with District of Kent Councillor Lorne Fisher walking the medal down Pioneer Avenue and into Pioneer Park. Students and residents cheered as many of the medal bearers for Agassiz gathered. The Relay took a break on Saturday, then traveled from Harrison Hot Springs to Chilliwack on Sunday, for an end of day celebration featuring a visit from Rick Hansen. To see a slideshow of the day, visit us online at www. ahobserver.com.

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Suicide almost always goes unreported in the media. Little information is given by the police of these deaths, and families rarely come forward to tell their stories. Most often, the relatives, friends and co-workers of suicide victims grieve in silence, and helplessly wonder "what if." What if their loved one was connected to mental health services sooner? What if someone had seen the signs? Would he or she still be alive? These are the thoughts that swirl through Andrea McRae's mind as she wrestles with the pain of losing her son, Michael, two years ago. Every day she thinks of him, and daily she finds a way to cope, because she knows that without proper coping, she too could become suicidal. "What I've learned to do is give myself permission to do what I have to do each day," she says. "Really often, I go home, close all my blinds, turn off the TV, and I just am." Some days that means crying until no more tears are left. Some days it's just carrying on. But on May 27, it will mean lacing up her shoes, joining her closest friends, and embarking on Agassiz's first ever Defeat Depression Walk. They're calling it Strides for Support, and McRae hopes the event will help others who are struggling with the loss of a loved one from mental illness. She wants to lift the veil of silence. Nationally, it's called the Defeat Depression walk, organized by the Mood Disorders Association of Canada. While McRae has taken part in Soles for Souls in Vancouver, she wanted to bring the issue home to Agassiz. This town has lost too many to suicide over the last few years, she says. She's hoping that the more people talk openly about suicide CONTINUED ON 4


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Fire at ACE suspicious Gas meter set on fire intentionally, officials say Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

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A fire at an Agassiz school could have had devastating results, officials said. The fire broke out at about 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at the back of the ACE building. All of the students were in the school when flames and smoke was spotted by staff. It was coming from the school’s gas meter, attached to the back of the building. Everyone was evacuated and the school’s administrator, Sandy Balascak, grabbed a large sack of pancake mix to quickly put out the flames. If the fire hadn’t been noticed so quickly, the fire could have had a very different outcome, said Fire Chief Wayne Dyer. “There could have been flames 30 feet into the air,”

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he said, and a massive evacuation of the surrounding area, including municipal hall, AESS and some businesses. “This was a set fire,” he said, and he is working with Agassiz RCMP to determine who could have set it. The ACE students were moved to the Agassiz Library for the morning, while the Safety Authority, fire department, police and others assessed the situation. They were moved back into the school after the lunch hour. Anyone with any information can call the RCMP or the Agassiz Fire Department. It’s been a busy week for the fire department, in addition to the fire at ACE. On May 11, they responded to a crash between a motorcycle and a vehicle on Rockwell Drive. The victim in that crash was transported to hospital via ambulance. There was a false alarm at an apartment on May 12, causing unneeded cost of resources by the

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Police step up enforcement on Harrison roads May long weekend campers urged to enjoy outdoors responsibly If you go out in the woods this weekend, be safe. That's the message RCMP are sending out in advance of the May long weekend, typically the first big camping weekend of the summer. Agassiz RCMP Sgt. Stu Falebrinza recently addressed Harrison council, assuring them that police enforcement would be heightened through the summer in Harrison Hot Springs, starting in May. An influx of tourist activity usually leads to an increase in police call outs, Search and Rescue calls, traffic incidents and law violations. The Upper Fraser Valley RCMP will be focusing on a number of outdoor areas, including Chilliwack Lake, Cultus Lake and several B.C. Park campgrounds. They'll be using the assistance of groups such as Citizens on Patrol, as well. The intention is to reduce the number of dangerous incidents, to make recreation areas safer for everyone who chooses to use them. "Last year, we unfortunately experienced several calls with Search

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suicide numbers (see side bar) is mental health. "I know how my son struggled," McRae says. "I know the pain. It's not an easy decision to kill yourself. You kill yourself because the pain of living is greater than the fear of dying." While it may be impossible to imagine a child, friend or parent committing suicide, there are some telltale signs that require immediate attention, she says. Alcohol abuse, medication abuse and drug use are a clear sign that someone is failing to cope with pain in a healthy manner. They need help, McRae says, and could be battling depression. And one of the best ways to combat depression is to talk openly about it. "You have to bring these things out of the closet," she says. "You can't pretend that depression doesn't exist." There is a stigma, though. A general consensus among society that people with mental illness should be avoided. Often those with mental illness are ostracized, ignored, or told to toughen up. "Too often, people with depression are told to get over themselves," McRae. But that's impossible, she adds. There are about a half dozen mothers in the area who have lost their

sons to suicide. "They were all young men … in their 20s and 30s," she says. "University educated, bright, everything going for them. But that didn't make any difference. An illness is an illness." Having the Strides for Support event here in Agassiz may help families realize they aren't alone in their grief. And it may also show some support to those who are fighting depression or other forms of mental illness. "When you think you're alone in the situation and you look around and see how many people are affected by the same thing, you realize how prevalent this is. "People don't talk about it because they are ashamed," she says. But on May 27, they won't need to be. As the commemorative rubber bracelet she wears for her son states, it's time to "Be the Change." Time to get involved in the Strides for Support walk. "If we can help one person, we will be successful," she says. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the Kent Fitness/Activity Centre in Agassiz. The walk will start at 9 a.m. For more information, or to contribute to the cause, visit defeatdepression. ca. Other B.C. towns with registered walks are Prince George, Burnaby and Penticton.

Suicide by the numbers: Statistics Canada Suicide rates in Canada are recorded by age group and province. In 2008, there were a total of 3,705 deaths by suicide. Twenty-five of those were children in the age category 10 to 14. The risk of suicide increases with age, with the highest numbers occurring in people ages 40 to 44 (452 in 2008) and 45 to 49 (468 in 2008). Males are more likely to commit suicide than their female counterparts. In that same year, 2,777 of suicide deaths were men and 928 were women.

In British Columbia, suicide deaths in 2008 were recorded at a rate higher than one per day, with 462 recorded deaths. By comparison of other tragic deaths, 87 people in the province that year were victims of homicide and another 396 were killed in transportation accidents. To learn more about what's being done to help people with mental health illnesses, or to read Canada's Mental Health Strategy, visit w w w. m e nt a l h e a lt h commission.ca.


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Free cradle-to-grave public education would be a great idea if we could afford it. Education is expensive and, in some cases, students should be expected to pay for it. No one would quibble about the benefits of free public K-to-12 education and post-secondary school should be subsidized to guarantee a well-educated and skilled work force. But there may be times when free tuition doesn't accomplish the goals set out by the citizens who have to pay for it and, after experimenting with the Education Guarantee, the B.C. government has figured this out. After four years of providing free tuition to graduated adults seeking to upgrade their high school education, the province is now whittling down the number of courses it will offer at no charge. More specifically, the province has determined that it will only pay for literacy, math and competency courses for students learning English as a second language and English 12, Biology 12, Math 11 and 12, Chemistry 11 and Physics 11. The idea is that these are the courses that are most sought after by students seeking to upgrade their education. Students who wish to take history, law or accounting, which could be seen more as electives than core academics, will now have to pay for them. The province has also moved to withhold partial funding unless courses are completed, and while we don't know all the details — and there could be some costly fine print for school districts unless attention is paid to this issue — the principle is sound. Taxpayers should only pay for courses that people sign up for and complete. Adding English 11, Communications 11 and 12, Physics 12, and Chemistry 12 to the list of free core courses is also a good idea because they, too, are needed for university or college. But until educators are prepared to work for free, students will have to contribute in some way to their own education.

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Provincial ferry fleet sails into storm B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The B.C. government has rolled out its plan to reform BC Ferries, continuing the structural and cultural shift that started when the Crown corporation was quasiprivatized in the early years of B.C. Liberal rule. Politically, there is a lot at stake here. Premier Christy Clark’s yearlong “families first” routine boils down to two projects, reining in rate increases at BC Hydro and BC Ferries. For weeks, Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom has been signaling there is bad news to come. Sparring with the NDP in question period, he has bluntly and repeatedly said the days of fully staffed vessels sailing with a third (or less) of their capacity are coming to an

end. Tabling legislation to give the ferry commissioner new powers over service levels as well as fares, Lekstrom revealed $80 million worth of sugar to help the tough medicine go down over the next four years. That’s on top of the $150 million annual subsidy. Quadra Island politician Jim Abram was first out with the predictable view of the Gulf Islands elite, dismissing this sum as paltry. It’s difficult to capture how self-centred and insulting this is, but I’ll try. Consider that the B.C. transportation ministry spent $460 million last year on highway operations. That’s for the province’s entire vast, weather-battered road network. This year’s operating subsidy to coastal ferries is approaching $200 million, nearly half of that. And increasingly, it goes to subsidize getaways for those who choose isolation for its own sake. Basic financial information also

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exposes the falsity of NDP ferry critic Garry Coons’ one-note critique. It’s part of the highway system, he constantly says, comparing empty ferries with empty roads while ignoring the manda-

(Lekstrom) has bluntly and repeatedly said the days of fully staffed vessels sailing with a third (or less) of their capacity are coming to an end. tory ferry staff and other costs. This fiscal-fantasy policy implies another huge increase in subsidy, much of it a transfer from working people to the idle rich who can afford Gulf Islands real estate.

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Coons can’t say how much, probably because he has no idea. A key legislative change will allow BC Ferries to use revenues from its profitable main routes to subsidize little-used runs. This would be even more important if those revenues hadn’t been squandered. And no, I’m not talking about the “fast ferries.” The story is detailed in Head On!, a 2004 book by former B.C. deputy highways minister R.G. Harvey. He describes how the Mike Harcourt government completed the “gross error” of building a new terminal at Duke Point, near Nanaimo. This run was to take truck and other traffic from congested Horseshoe Bay to the mid-Island from Tsawwassen. An alternative route from Richmond to Gabriola Island, with bridges to Vancouver Island, had been quietly scuttled after the W.A.C. Bennett government was defeated by the NDP’s Dave Barrett in 1972.

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On a map, it’s clear this would have been the shortest route. Harvey says it would have cut travel time by half, and likely replaced the congested Horseshoe Bay dock. But Barrett would have had to tell his Nanaimo ferry union supporters that they were losing half their work hours. Tsawwassen to Duke Point is 65 km, compared to 54 km from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. A ferry worker’s shift includes two round trips and loading time. On the Duke Point run this meant at least eight and a half hours, “thus ensuring the crew at least one hour at double time daily and often more,” Harvey writes. “Later it became a scheduled overtime route.” Something to keep in mind as Adrian Dix and his crew of union bosses prepare to take the helm. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Hidden agenda of environment destruction This week MP Mark Strahl voted in favour of a 400 page budget bill that amends over 70 different acts and devotes an astonishing 150 pages to weakening laws to protect our environment. The Conservatives claim that this “streamlining” of environmental legislation is so important that it has to be passed right away. So why didn’t we hear about it until now? Why didn’t they campaign on it in the last election? And why are the Conservatives

refusing to break up the mammoth bill so that all its parts can be properly studied? The Conservatives are trying to avoid public scrutiny by cramming major environmental changes into a sweeping “kitchen sink” bill. They want to eliminate federal environmental assessments for all but a few projects and do less comprehensive reviews where they still occur. They want to eliminate protection for fish habitat, despite the fact that you don’t have fish

without a habitat! All of this comes on top of announcements of 900 positions to be cut at Environment Canada. Mr. Strahl and the Conservatives didn’t campaign on gutting environmental regulations, yet they are trying to pass them under the radar. Mr. Strahl needs to come clean to his constituents about his hidden agenda of environmental destruction. Kirsty Duncan, MP Liberal Critic for the Environment

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A card of thanks after illness Thank you to my Rosedale, Agassiz and Chilliwack friends for all the help, good wishes and prayers during my recent illness. So many have brought food to my family,

Thank You! .... To all 512 Harrison voters (especially the Allen voters) & Congratulations to Councillor-elect, John Buckley.

Eco-friendly transit would be beautiful The city of Windsor, Ontario is becoming the first city in North America to put longrange, all-electric transit buses on its roads. Congratulations are owing to them for doing this. It’s a great thing to see it happening. However, I would have

thought that an ecofriendly transit first like this would have happened right here in BC. In BC, all-electric buses would be powered almost exclusively by electricity from clean, renewable hydro and wind sources. Not so in

Ontario where they’re struggling to wean themselves off coal-fired electricity. Don’t get me wrong. When cleaner natural gas buses replaced many of the dirty diesel buses on our roads a number of years ago it was a welcome step in the

direction of improving our air quality and reducing pollution. But now that long-range, all-electric buses (free from overhead trolley wires) are becoming a reality wouldn’t they be a great addition to BC’s transit bus fleet? Marney Hogan

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Buckley wins Harrison Hot Springs byelection

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John Buckley has won the byelection in Harrison Hot Springs, and will be sworn in as a councillor on June 4. “I had a good feeling going right through the election, and received a lot of positive feedback from people,” he said. “But you just never know until the votes are counted.” Buckley plans on meeting with current council to learn more about what issues they are dealing with. “I hope I bring a positive outlook to council, and to the Village,” he said. Politics are not new to Buckley, who served as a councillor and deputy mayor in the small town of Spring Lake, Alberta prior to moving to Harrison a few years ago with his wife, Karen. Nine candidates were vying for the position of councillor. The seat was left vacant after a Supreme Court judge ruled that Richard Shelley was not eligible to run for

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John Buckley, centre, walks out of the polling station on Saturday night, surrounded by other candidates and supporters. Buckley won with 178 of 512 eligible votes.

council, shortly after he won the November civic election. His candidacy was challenged by Andrew Baziuk, who also ran in the November election, due to Shelley’s role as a firefighter within the Village. Firefighters receive a small amount of pay and compensation benefits from the Village, and Shelley did not request his

pay be withheld prior to filing his papers. He did so after he was elected, but that wasn’t enough for the court to allow him to keep his seat. Shelley and Baziuk both ran in this byelection. Other candidates were former mayor John Allen, Arnold Caruk, Leslie Ghezesan, former councillor Bob Perry, Andreas Sartori and Marc

Ferrero. The byelection was held May 12 at the Harrison Hot Springs elementary school and polls closed at 8 p.m. sharp. Allen left the school’s gymnasium at about 8:25 p.m. to announce that Buckley had won the byelection with 178 votes. Allen received the second most votes, with 146 and Shelley received the third most,

with 66. The rest of the candidates each received fewer than 40 votes. While the numbers are small, of an estimated 1,179 voters in the Village, about 42 per cent voted. In total, 512 residents voted. One-hundred sixty-three people took advantage of advance and mail-in polls, and 349 voted in person on Saturday.

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Community

It’s easy to ‘know it all’ with a team like this New library quiz night champions to be congratulated Team C’est Facile won Agassiz Library’s Quiz Night, after a grueling round of tie-breaker questions.

Who ‘Knows It All?’ Easy to answer that one – it’s: Hilli, Ed, Marylin, Paul, Lorne, Mary, Eunice and Frank. This is the new champion 2012 Agassiz Library Know-It-All team. If you see them on the street, you can ask them anything. Ask them where Bat Masterson was born, or ask them how many cats

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were on the Titanic. You can even ask them how many died on Scott’s expedition to the South Pole (wasn’t it all of them?), this fine bunch knows it all. Not that there weren’t many other near-knowit-alls! Down to the wire, there was a three-way tie for first place, and even after grueling tie breaker questions, it was still tied. An executive decision saved the day, and the team “C’est Facile” are now the ones to beat. The library hummed and was full of folk and fun as the evenings fundraising broke records this year. Those attending were generous of pocket and in return, a good time was had by all. Until next year … The next group that gets some TLC at the library are the seniors or wannabee-seniors. Agassiz Library will have a speaker from Service Canada talking about Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. This specialist will help us discover the many benefits available under each program. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access required documentation and who to contact for help. I’ll be there, as I qualify as a wannabesenior! Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Free for all. As the weather has turned summery, I think I can mention July and Canada Day. The Agassiz Harrison Lions and the Agassiz Library are sponsoring the annual writing contest for our national day. This year we ask you write a story, a poem, words on paper about Sasquatch and Canada. Something very different, but Sasquatch is very Canadian, though others have their own “relatively” similar story. Make it around 500 words and drop it off at the Agassiz Library before June 15. The winner will have it printed in the local paper, and receive a special prize. This contest is for kids up to age 17. Bring on the Bigfoot! Don’t think you are going to get away without hearing about my latest read, and actually what is sitting around my house. Has anyone read any of the Flashman books? My son recommended them to my husband,

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In the Stacks and well, I couldn’t resist a look at what guys are choosing. The Flashman books are a series of titles about … of course, Sir Harry Flashman. He is a “poltroon, arch-cad, reluctant hero and amorist”. These books are a hoot! (FYI, a poltroon is a total coward.) Sir Harry finds himself all over the world in mostly running from trouble he has instigated. For example in ‘Flashman On the March’, our hero flees first from Mexican bandits, the French Foreign Legion, and eventually a besotted Austrian beauty. Disguises are often employed and castles breeched and battles fought. There is so much action and things to chuckle at in these books, I get why my fella’s like them. As for me, and my books, I am in the middle of Motorcycles and Sweetgrass. Attracted by the ‘motorcycle’ word in the title, I have discovered a great read. Main character Maggie is the chief of the Otter Lake Reserve and is the mother of a sullen teenage son. Of course, enter the handsome stranger who rides into town on an old Indian motor bike and the problems begin. Maggie falls for the stranger, and the first problems is how the son, Virgil, can find out just who this guy is and what he’s up to. There are other problems … how to live the traditional life on the reserve within a modern world. Lest it sound too serious, it has lots of smile and thought provoking moments. It has what I like for a sunny day read …. some engine rumbling, some romance and even a bit of magic. I’m liking it, it’s different but great writing and reading. On that note, I will sign off and I will see you in the stacks!


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Community T ECHOES FROM THE PAST

Lincoln’s distant cousin’s house burns down Harrison Hermit kept souvenirs and skunks

50 Years Ago, 1962 • 1962 saw the destruction by fire of Captain Dick Ward’s former home on the Harrison River. At the time of the fire it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. H. Erickson and was insured. Captain Dick Ward, who was known in later years as the Harrison Hermit, came to Harrison in 1889 and remained until his death 50 years later.

He was a distant cousin of Abraham Lincoln and had a number of souvenirs of the US President as well as a valuable collection of curios collected during his travels. He built a large yacht with which he conducted tours for guests at the Saint Alice Hotel before it burned down in 1920. The Saint Alice Hotel preceded the Harrison Hotel, now called

the Harrison Resort and Spa. Besides the collection of curios, Captain Ward also had several pet skunks at the house. • Col. Naismith of Harrison Hot Springs, who had been a BC Magistrate for a decade and was a prominent barrister before that, was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1962, making him a fully qualified barrister, solici-

tor and notary public in B.C. Although he did not plan to practice law while a magistrate, he kept abreast of criminal law and continued his interest in civil law in his duties as magistrate, and was able to pass an oral exam with a mark of 100 percent. He had studied law at Osgood Hall in Toronto and was called to the bar in Alberta in 1920.

Taking time to remember Inge We should celebrate lives more often, says columnist My mother-in-law, who lived to the age of ninety, knew all about growing old and losing loved ones. "The sad thing is", she said, "that, if you live a little longer than most people, you lose many of your relatives, friends and neighbors along the way and that makes you feel quite lonely sometimes."

adventure their family undertook: to build a new and better life. Inge loved it here but found it hard to learn a new language, though she deligently went to night school for four years. Perhaps the

fact that she had more fun making coffee and baking cake for the teachers and students had something to do with it. It was her way to help her classmates to settle in their new country and it made her

feel at home too! It was a beautiful celebration of life, something we should perhaps do more often. To remember those we have lost, provides great comfort. And so, I would like

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Smashing it up at the Speedway West OK Tire Sportsman Touring Series on August 11 and Modern Tire and Towing Hornet 100 races on August 18. Racing runs well into September, with a fan appreciation day (Sept. 8), a sponsor day (Sept. 22) and Championship Day on Sept. 29. Time trials start at 6 p.m. each night. Racing starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.agassizspeedway.com.


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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 4

FUNERAL HOMES

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 21

COMING EVENTS

Sometimes We Just Have

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Fraser Heritage Society is holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm at the Harrison Mills Community Hall.

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Say ‘NO’ to High Funeral Costs!

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INFORMATION

1–866-506-6806

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

OBITUARIES

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

PropertyStarsJobs.Com

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

33 YEARS established Ford dealer on beautiful Sunshine Coast, looking for an experienced Automotive Salesperson with proven track record. Please send resume to scford@eastlink.ca 1-800-5384504. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and 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. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

TRAVEL 66

If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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HELP WANTED

IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE

Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

(Worldwide Cremation Society is a registered, not-for-profit, nonsectarian, society. While we are not Funeral Directors or a Funeral Provider, our members receive quality services and merchandise through working alongside selected Funeral Homes.)

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DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

For more information call Mel 604-796-0414

Prearranging your final wishes, as low as $20/mo, is the only solution to the ‘what if’ questions when loved ones pass away! For more info, call Bill Keyes @ Worldwide Cremation Society Toll Free 1-888-431-6656 www.worldwidecremationsoc.ca

CHILDCARE

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

P/T BABYSITTER required for working mom. 3-4 days per week. Wage negotiable. Exp. is req. (suits at-home-mom/empty nester) Please call (604)796-3042.

AGM

To Learn To Say NO!

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

GETAWAYS

STAYCATION at Sun Peaks Resort! Spring Special: Stay 6 nights, pay for 4, Vacation rentals Condos/Chalets,1-4 bdrm. Full kitch. F/P, hot tubs. 1-800-811-4588 www.BearCountry.ca

CANSCRIBE

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FARM WORKERS

SEASONAL FARM WORKER required. Class 5 drivers licence an asset. Apply in person to 7266 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz. Ask for Bill.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

PROFESSIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Rage: $25. - $40./hour. Minimum experience requires: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25. - $35./hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90 110,000. (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: http:// troyer.ca/employment-opportunities.

Summer Camp Positions Royal Soccer Club FT Position BC. jobs@royalsoccer.com www.royalsoccer.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

WANT TO SEE Scenic BC! Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550 WELDERS and FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $27-33/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-9392181,Email: careers@garweld.com

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

Black Forest Restaurant in Harrison Hot Springs requires a full time Sous Chef and line cook. Wage negotiable. Please call 604-880-7452 to make appointment. Bring resume, in person, to 180 Esplanade Ave, or email blackforest@telus.net

Sunshine Valley RV Resort

is looking for an outgoing dynamic person to work as a team player for our housekeeping position. Must be flexible with hours, and able to work weekends if needed. Own vehicle a must. Also, have position available for registration clerk. Computer experience a must, own vehicle, and seasonal shift work. Please send detailed resume with references to sunshinevalley@htr.ca.

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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

www.bcclassified.com

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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Help wanted! Make money mailing brochures from home! Free supplies! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! www.theworkinghub.com HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

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June 5th at 11:00 am MAIL OR DROP OF YOUR GREETING & PHOTO TO:

The Observer 7167 Pioneer Avenue Chilliwack, BC V0m 1A0 Box 129 • elementary school • middle school • high school • college & graduate school

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incl. tax

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INFORMATION

Do you enjoy driving & sharing your time with seniors? We are looking for a bus driver for our 4 facilities in Agassiz.

CELEBRATIONS

May 18, 2012

The Observer invites the friends and families of this year’s graduating class to send a message of congratulations in our Grads of 2012 section, June 8th. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT:

INFORMATION

Sudoku

002A

BC QUALIFIED HAIRDRESSER to work one weekday per week with seniors in Hope Care Home. Small roller work, etc. Commission. (604) 420-9339

Tembec

Show Us Your Pride! CELEBRATIONS

002A

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

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ANSWERS

Announcement? Tell everyone with a classified ad.

OBITUARIES

Clear criminal record check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, drivers abstract & class 4 license required. Please contact Jane @ 604.796.1860 for more information.

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Kerry Ferguson | 604.796.4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

We are seeking a Part-Time Thrifty Boutique for Continuity Coordinator to assist our Store Manager. The individual must be able to multi-task, work as a team member, manage time efficiently, be highly organized, flexible and pay attention to detail.

The Society thanks all applicants; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Putting a legacy

I can walk you through the process of giving a memorable tribute to your loved one, with a memoriam or obituary.

The Chilliwack Hospice Society is a community based volunteer organization which accepts death as a part of life. We support individuals and families during the dying and grieving process.

Experience in retail, display design, computer skills and the ability to work closely with volunteers would be an asset. Knowledge and understanding of Chilliwack Hospice Society services and programs and an understanding of the philosophy of bereavement and grieving are definite assets.

OBITUARIES

in words.

Thrifty Boutique Coordinator PART-TIME

F/T, P/T TRUCK DRIVER/ WAREHOUSE DELIVERY WORKER. Mst be responsible w/ clean drivers abstract. Apply with resume to 7266 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz. Ask for Bill.

GET IN THE GAME!

Please send your resume in confidence to the contact below. Closing Date May 18th 2012 Submission by email: geri@chilliwackhospice.org By mail:

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

By fax:

Chilliwack Hospice Society 45360 Hodgins Avenue Chilliwack BC V2P 1P5 604-795-2476 Attention Geri McGrath

No phone calls please

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14 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, May 18, 2012 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 151

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

DIRECTOR SALES/MARKETING The DSM is a senior level position responsible for leading marketing campaigns that drive real estate sales and educate clients about land development offerings. This position is also responsible for real estate showings and contract negotiations. The DSM will plan, develop and execute marketing campaigns such as direct mailings, social media campaigns, and client seminars The DSM will also develop marketing materials and an overall marketing strategy. Attendance at industry trade shows will be required. Reporting to the Managing Partner the DSM will implement and monitor an approved budget. The successful candidate will be highly organized, have highly developed communication skills, and be able to work in a fast paced environment without the need of constant direct supervision. A sound working knowledge of social media and their applicability to real estate marketing and sales is required. A strong background in marketing and business is essential. A background in the real estate industry is preferred but is not essential. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Osoyoos Mountain Estates Inc. is a privately held real estate development company developing +/- 3,300 acres near Osoyoos, BC into single family lots. This is a long term development. Interested applicants should forward a current resume and cover letter to the attention of the Managing Partner: Osoyoos Mountain Estates Inc., Box 327 Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0. No telephone enquiries please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

APPRENTICE OR LICENSED MECHANIC needed for busy automotive shop in Boston Bar. We are a Kal Tire Associate Store and have been in business for over 23 years. Great place to raise a family; affordable housing and opportunity for Business Partnership or ownership. Experienced Tire Tech would be considered with Mechanical ability. Contact Cathy at 604-8691618

• ROOFERS • LABOURERS Required for Hazelmere Roofing Company. available.

F/Time

opportunities

Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail: hazelmereroofing@shaw.ca SCREENPRINTER for garments. 2 yrs exp. $14 - $18 + benefits. Resume to 1-888-535-1124 or jobs@nextshirt.com (no calls) TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or whrepair@telus.net

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VOLUNTEERS

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

374

AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian openfastpitch.com or contact our office at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!

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MISC. FOR SALE

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

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1931 FORD Model A Deluxe 2 door Sedan, excellent restoration to original, serious inquiries only, $12,000, call Ron anytime, 604703-5304, OR rond53@shaw.ca

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1965 CADILLAC convertible, coupe de ville, white, blue lthr. int. collector plates $12,500. (604)945-6860

MISC. WANTED

Highest Prices Paid for Old Coins Collections, Sets, Loose Change Local Collector Call 604-701-8041

810

AUTO FINANCING

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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

300

TRANSPORTATION

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

Tree removal done RIGHT!

LANDSCAPING 477

PETS

ARE you a BC investor with high tax obligations? Then it’s a must, you book a place at one of our weekly Tax Reduction Seminars. Phone or text 778-389-5866 or email reywal@shaw.ca

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

LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217

EDUCATION/TUTORING

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

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

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

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

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

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SWISS-MADE Mens Wrist Watches. Brand new, loads of features, including stop watch and waterproof/ resistant to 300m. Retails for $400 will sell for $105. (604)796-9060 / (604)613-3727

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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

533

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

UNDER $200

FERTILIZERS

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

DRYWALL

WE specialize in bathroom, kitchen & basement renovations. Call Eric for free estimate 778-552-0270.

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ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

548

FURNITURE

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

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

551

GARAGE SALES

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 mainlandroofingltd@gmail.com

ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

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

Harrison Hot Springs

Garage Sale Saturday, May 19 223 Balsam Ave.

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Trailer, car, car parts, household items & more.

bradsjunkremoval.com

Organic

Haul Anything...

Mushroom Manure

*Spring Special*

Fresh, $30 or Aged, $40 pick up load - picked up in yard

(604)794-3388

But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

32055 Cedar Lane Abbotsford 604-615-2312/ 778-880-0560 DL#30754

RENTALS 830

Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

AGASSIZ- 2 BDRM condo for rent, Responsible tenants, n/s, n/p. Ref Req. $700/m + DD (604)797-4473

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

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736

HOMES FOR RENT

838

604-864-6400

Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20

9 am - 3 pm Lots of great items!

HARRISON, 905 Hot Springs Rd. 3 Bdrms, new reno’s. Lrg yard. Avail now, Refs req. 604-792-9097.

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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

1995 - 17’ VANGUARD travel trailer. 15” whls. Ready to go. $4,000 obo. Phone (604)824-8534 2004 26’ SPRINGDALE TRAILER, slide out, a/c. Front bdrm., rear kit., exc. cond. $12,900. 604-541-5487 2006 23’ SPORTSMASTER travel trailer, immac. cond, has everything, heater, a/c, microwave, stereo, h/w tank, 2 batteries, 2 propane tanks, shower/tub, toilet & walk around Queen bed. Rarely used. $17,500. obo. 604-853-7048 2006 30’ NORTHSHORE, dbl 36” slide bunk unit, loaded, exc cond. $18,500. call (604)824-8970

749

STORAGE

749

STORAGE

Agassiz All Storage Secured parking for RVs. Heated bays.

YARD SALE

219 Balsam Ave.,

KEVCO AIR Maintaining your ride to be COOL! Serving Harrison Hot Spring & Area

Toll Free: 1-877-864-6424 www.strataschoice.com

YAMAHA XS 1100, 1978 collector plate, cheap insurance rate, good cond. $1200. obo. 604-864-0525

1985 CITATION 18.5 ft. 5th wheel. Furnace, water heater, range, fridge, gas, converter. Hitch incl. $3,000. obo. (604)504-2448

Available Rentals 1 bedroom fully reno’d apartment in Woodside Terrace with view of Mt. Cheam, 2 appliances, laminate flooring, separate storage and 1 parking space. $600/month plus utilities.

MOTORCYCLES

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

AUTO SERVICES

HHS-1 BD furn’d apt, lakefront building. Clean, bright, quiet, cable incl, NS/NP, $650/m 604-853-4273

Harrison Hot Springs

Dan Knoke Trucking

2009 Dodge Caravan126km black st#3849 $13,995 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS st#3878 $16,500 2008 Nissan Rogue 108km st#3771 $14,900 2005 Dodge Caravan st#3673 $3995 2005 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 85M st#3901 $16,500 2005 Ford Ranger supercab 93km st#3829 $8500 2004 Hummer H2 165kms st#3898 $18,995 2004 Nissan Murano st#3863 $11,995 2003 Ford Escape 4x4 st#3793 $3995 2002 Acura MDX ST#3871 $9500 2002 Toyota Corolla st#3895 $3995 2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 155kms st#3799 $7900 2001 GMC Sierra supercab st#3859 $4500 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe st#3701 $3995 1998 Toyota Corolla 4dr auto st#3870 $2900 1997 Ford F150 supercab longbox st#3855 $4500

FREE BROCHURE - Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start Business! - Toll-Free: 1.888.865.4647 www.kingsrda.ca

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

9 am - 3 pm 356

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

AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! www.avorado.com Call 250-228-3586.

Agassiz, Woodside Terrace, 1bdrm apt, clean, well maintained, patio, off street pking, close to ammen. pet negot. $575/m, avail May 1, Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604792-0077

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

www.greatcanadianautocredit.com

RV SITES

MATTRESSES starting at $99

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

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MORTGAGES

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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

257

636

CHAWLA AUTO SALES LTD.

DOLLAR DEALS!

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Rick’s Computer Services

2006 Chevy Aveo, 5 speed, 86,000k, air cond, like new, $7200 obo. Call (604)858-5424

2005 LEXUS RX330, 66,000 miles, no accid./no damage.All power, Very clean. $18,000. 604-722-4264.

UNDER $100

$2 per week in $100 & Under $4 per week in $200 & Under $6 per week in $300 & Under

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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

HOMES WANTED

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

GUARANTEED 523

Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

LEGAL SERVICES

COMPUTER SERVICES

627

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

(Must advertise for 2 consecutive weeks.)

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

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2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $5,495. obo. 604-826-0519

2002 BMW 320i, 164k, all options AC, new tires/brakes, exc cond., no accidents $8250 obo. Call Amin, 604-306-3650

Advertise your $100 or less item

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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REAL ESTATE

SPRING TIME - Springer cross pups, 6 mos, 1st shots, $450. 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.

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

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

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.

2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Loaded, HUD, certified, like new, private $4900 obo 778-565-4230

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

ROTTWEILER puppies, $700. Call Stan (604)860-4303

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

2001 BUICK CENTURY - Sport sedan, V-6, A/C, loaded, like new, no accid. $2950 Abby604.309.3135

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

WAIST AWAY the summer days in a new bathing suit. Get your 1st 9 weeks for $99 - Proven Results! Call Herbal Magic right NOW 1800-854-5176.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1993 BMW 318i, 4 cycl., auto, 248 km, runs great, sharp looking car, $1650. Call (604)863-2255

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

HEALTH PRODUCTS

818

1974 RED MGB Roadster, reblt mtr, body redone, exc cond, has collector plts, $7,500. 604-541-5487

BORDER COLLIE X, 8 wks, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, black, tan & white, $350. Call 604463-3245 or 604-725-3007

173E

TRANSPORTATION

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS PETS

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

VOLUNTEER

TREE SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

7651 Industrial Way Ph: 604.796.5577 info@agassiz-all-storage.com www.agassiz-all-storage.com


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TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

845

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

2005 PIONEER 25FQ

Quad bunk, fiberglass walls, rear slide, slps 8, A/C and more! Dealer #9968 Sale Price $9900

www.meridianrv.com 604-941-8635

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

2006 ZINGER 31BH Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 Quad bunk,super slide, A/C, loaded with options. Dealer #9968 Sale Price $14,850

www.meridianrv.com 604-941-8635

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

2007 NASH, 23’ fifth wheel, great cond., low mileage, loaded, dry weight 4900 lb, 1/2 Ton towable, $11,400, clear title. Call (604)8604335 for more details. 2007 TRAILITE Travel Trailer 27’ fully loaded with generator, slide & awning. $16,900. 604-556-3731. 2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, total length 28’9”. Asking $26,000/obo. Will take small trade & cash. Don (778)344-8047. BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1997 Forerunner Ltd. loaded, 350,000km easy hwy miles, one owner $7,400 Dale 604-220-5005 2002 JEEP LIBERTY blk 4x4 auto 134K,tow kit, local, clean,well maint $7200/obo. 604-309-7956 (Abbots)

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. of 1168 Hamilton St., Suite 403, Vancouver, BC, V6B 2S2, intends to make application to the Province of British Columbia, for Investigative Licences of Occupation for the purpose of developing waterpower projects on those parcels or tracts of land in the vicinity of Tretheway Creek, Shovel Creek and Big Silver Creek, situated on Provincial Crown land in southwest British Columbia, adjacent to Harrison Lake.

www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp

where details of this application, including maps can also be found. 2) By mail to the Senior Land Officer at 200 – 10428, 153rd Street, Surrey BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations until, June 17, 2012 Comments received after this date may not be considered.

Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be provided to the public upon request. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office.

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HARRISON LAKE

Big Silver Creek File No. 2410760

FRASER CANYON GLASS LTD.

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

1996 DODGE CARAVAN auto ST#230 $1295 1998 HONDA ACCORD 4dr auto leather sdn ST#215 $2900 1999 FORD EXPLORER 4dr auto 4X4 leather ST#222 $2900 2000 DODGE NEON 4DR auto sunroof, runs good ST#147 $2995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto st#195 $2995 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 2002 CHEV CAVALIER 4dr auto sdn st#208 $3995 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto st#203 $3995 2000 HONDA CIVIC 4DR auto sdn st#169 $3995 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2002 FORD EXPLORER 4dr auto 7 pass leather black ST# 213 $4900 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4dr auto 4X4 runs good st#221 $4900 2002 BUICK GRANDVIEW 7 pass auto ST#214 $5900

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

1997 CHEV PU EXT CAB 5 spd short box ST#229 $3995 2002 GMC SONOMA EXT cab auto st#166 $4995 2001 FORD F250 XLT quad cab shrt box, fully loaded ST#228 $5995 2004 GMC 2500HD 4x4 auto quad cab long box st#204 $7,900 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2006 GMC CREW CAB 4X4 auto long box full loaded ST#198 $9900 2007 FORD F150 reg cab V6 auto long box ST#205 $10,900 2005 GMC SLE CREW cab 4X4 auto diesel long box, loaded ST#218 $11,900 2006 CHEV LT CREW CAB auto Duramax diesel leather, loaded ST#217 $12,900 2001 FORD F350 Dually 4X4 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2008 FORD F150 REG CAB 4x4 auto long box ST#207 $11,900 2007 FORD RANGER 4X4 auto super cab st#193 $12,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X$ auto diesel ST#164 $17,995

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

DOMESTIC & IMPORTS

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

Pressure cleaning - exteriors

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

PLUMBING SERVICES

6604-796-2834 Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS 604.796.1196 | 604.857.3375 (cell)

New Cabinetry, and Cabinet Refacing Counter Tops

604-855-0666

CARPENTRY SERVICES

MARINE BOATS

hedge & tree pruning bobcat service pressure washing paver stones/ retaining walls

604-819-8786

R R.C.E. APPLIANCE A RREPAIR

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM

www.keytrackautosales.com

weeding/yard clean up

Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

604-796-2705 24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE

aerating/power raking lawncare & yard maintenance

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

Leaf protection

KENT PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.

Landscaping / Lawncare

PAWS DOG GROOMING

Gutters - cleaning, repair, replacement

604-798-6969 Free estimates!

Groundworks

SOFT TOUCH

THE GUTTER GUY

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

6390 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-998-9302 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

Tretheway Creek File No. 2410762

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

TRUCKS & VANS

1991 FORD E150 hightop camper van, 5.0L, auto, great shape, $3200 obo. Call: (604)820-8218 1992 Ford F150, with canopy & running board, air care exempt, $1200. Call (604)791-0969 1994 CHEVY SHORT BOX pick-up. Lots of new. $6000. obo. Call (604)853-4111

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Shovel Creek File No. 2410761

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Fiberglass & Wood Decking

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

Laminate Flooring Framing Finishing

KELLY AT 604.819.1936

604.796.0770

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The Land File Numbers are 2410762 (Tretheway Creek), 2410761 (Shovel Creek) and 2410760 (Big Silver Creek) Comments on this application may be submitted in two ways: 1) Online via the Applications and Reasons for Decision Database website at:

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2007 MAZDA CX7 - AWD Leather interior. Fully equipped with Navigation, heated seats & more. 41,000 miles. $19,000 firm. Call 604-541-0739. 2007 NISSAN ARMADA SE silver 44,000 miles, 4x4, Excellent Cond! $23,400/obo. 604-309-7956 (Abby)

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

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

CASTLE CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

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

debra cornish 604.796.0406

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com


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COMMUNITY NEWS COVERING MAY 2012

RECREATION AT A GLANCE Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something for everyone! Aquatic Program Guide will be in your mail boxes May 24th, 2012. Discount days for swimming lessons will be starting at noon on June 4th, 5th, and ďŹ nishing June 6th at closing. Save 10%. 1st set of swimming lessons begins June 18th, 2012. What a better way to spend your day off than a Pro D Day Swim at the Ferny Coombe Pool!!! Friday, May 18th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Survivor themed. Free Swim â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Monday, May 28th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Pool Party â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday, May 30th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Scavenger Hunt.

Stat Holiday May 21st â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ferny Coombe Pool is open: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fitness /Activity Centre is open 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us for Stroller Fitness on Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. at the Fitness /Activity Centre. Rain or Shine! Zumba brings the dance rhythms into a Latin ďŹ&#x201A;avored cardio workout. Join us at the Fitness /Activity Centre on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Join an Introductory to Cricket Class Ages 7-10 at the Kent School. Starting, Wednesdays from May 16th - June 6th, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. $10.00 Register at the Fitness /Activity Centre.

BURNING REGULATION BYLAW NO.1448 All residents and property owners within the District of Kent are advised that a BURNING BAN WILL BE IN EFFECT MAY 21, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 ALL OPEN BURNING IS PROHIBITED A campďŹ re ban is not in effect but a permit is required $20.00 (available at the Municipal OfďŹ ce) All outdoor wood burning is banned except on campďŹ res outside the townsite area. Only propane, gas or charcoal is permitted in the townsite. Thank you for your consideration.

General Store Museum Restaurant and Gift Shop Open Daily 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Next Events: May 21 - Teddy Bear Picnic Jun 9 - Pet Day Jun 17 - Black Powder Visit www.kilby.ca for more information 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills, BC 604-796-9576 ~ info@kilby.ca

Upcoming Council Meeting: May 28, 2012 (Monday) Public Hearing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bylaw No. 1477 at 5:30 p.m. Public Hearing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bylaws No. 1479 & 1480 at 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

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May 18, 2012 AHO Edition