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The generosity and selflessness of two men was celebrated in Sts'ailes on Tuesday afternoon. Both men have recently discovered rare archeological artifacts on or near traditional Sts'ailes territory, and they were honoured in a ceremony at Lhawathet Lalem, the Chehalis Healing House that sits on the Chehalis River. Bob Forrester, from Mission, is an avid fisherman who has spent most of his life on the water. Earlier this year, he was on his way to a fishing hole in the Chehalis Canyon, along the Chehalis River. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER He was there for another day of his Morgan Ritchie hands a small bowl to fisherman Bob Forrester, who found the bowl along an ancient trail. Forrester favourite pastime. But walking along and Greg Peterson, left, were honoured by the Sts’ailes band members, including Kelsey Charlie (right) during a the trail, he spotted a stone bowl just ceremony on Tuesday at Lhawathet Lalem. sitting on the ground. When he picked it up, he realized "To many people these could just it was carved in the basic shape of off a cooking salmon, or for holding Greg Peterson's discovery of a large cache of obsidian. The smooth, be rocks," Charlie said. "But these are a bird, small enough to cup in one fish eggs. "This solidifies that the oral his- heavy, glass like stone is extremely rocks with history." hand. Intrigued, he held onto it for The finds also underlined the imthe day, and knew he had to return it tory has been passed on (is true)," rare in this area. However, Peterson portance of continuing to research Charlie said, adding that the bowls found the cache in the Tapadera Esto the local First Nation band. tates, during road construction at the First Nation history of the area. That day, Forrester said he caught are quite rare. Recently, the band dropped the name Equal importance was found in Eagle Point. two steelhead salmon in the Chehalis and officially changed it to As a forestry worker, Petercanyon. son knew the area is thought Sts'ailes, to honour their heritage. "I had really good luck fishThey also have a Heritage Research to be an ancient village site, ing that day," he said, and beArcheologist, Morgan Ritchie, who and that the local First Nalieves that it was a reward for tion band would appreciate was on hand for the ceremony. finding the bowl. "Typically, the most exciting thing having the artifacts. Obsidian During Tuesday's ceremowas used for trade, and a large I find is small woodworking," he ny, Kelsey Charlie told an amount being found could said. audience of about 200 people The honouring ceremony was signify that someone of great that the finding is evidence wealth was in the village. It held before another ceremony at that the oral stories they've also proves that the route was Lhawathet Lalem, to celebrate the heard are accurate. used for trading purposes by signing of a memorandum of underThe path where Forrester the Coast Salish people. The standing between the Sts'ailes and found the bowl is between the obsidian could have come several Provincial ministries regardriver and the "upper village," JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER and would have been used for This small bowl and obsidian was found on or near from as far away as Oregon, ing land and resources. For more on that story, see page 5. carried along the river with catching the fat as it dripped traditional Sts’ailes territory. great effort.


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Councilor Allan Jackson, Jane Kivett, Heather Coxon and Maureen Wendt are flanked by Communities in Bloom national judges Lorna McIlroy and Joanne Dunphy at the CIB awards ceremony in Quebec City in October. Harrison Hot Springs has won the Five Bloom Award and the National Landscape Award.



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We have made eďŹ&#x20AC;orts to shorten the program and return it to a Legion Service. To that end, poppies will not be laid for each of the Honour Roll members, nor will there be any representation of clergy except for Rev. Mary Duncan, Chaplain of the Legion. Service starts at 10 am at the Agassiz Elementary Secondary School auditorium. The parade will then form outside the school to march to the cenotaph in time for the two minutes of silence at 11 am. The parade will also have an `eyes right` as they pass a revueing stand, occupied by the two Mayors and other dignitaries. The parade will be under the guidance of Capt. Cameron Hull, Commanding OďŹ&#x192;cer of the 1789 Royal Westminster Regiment of Army Cadets. Wreaths will be presented two at a time after the two minutes of silence.

The Village of Harrison Hot Springs has won a prestigious national award that celebrates excellence in communities. The goal of the Communities in Bloom organization is to get people involved in making their community a better place in which to live, work and visit. The CIB Harrison Hot Springs volunteer committee has been working towards this goal for five years in the provincial category. However in 2011, HHS was encouraged to enter the national competition. Judging occurred in July, and at that time Judges Lorna and Joanne advised the committee to apply for Special Awards in the Environment and Landscape categories, competing against all national entrants. It turned out to be a very good recommendation, say committee members. Harrison CIB â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were representatives attended the 2011 CIB literally National Awards stunned.â&#x20AC;? Convention in Quebec City from OcMaureen Wendt tober 25 to 30. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs was beautifully showcased as pictures of all the cities, towns and villages were continuously screened throughout the awards evenings. The convention also had representative communities from USA, England, Scotland, Japan and Ireland. Harrison Hot Springs won the National Landscape Award presented by The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, beating out the competitors from Stettler, Alberta and Tallanstown, Ireland. As a first time entrant in the Nationals, â&#x20AC;&#x153;we were literally stunned,â&#x20AC;? says Maureen Wendt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then, the icing on the cake, we were awarded the highest honor â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;5 Bloomsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, obtaining 839 points out of a possible 1000.â&#x20AC;? She adds that the win is something that the Harrison Hot Springs community can be find pride in. For community members interested in checking all the CIB National Award Results go to

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Grand re-opening

November 12th 2011 at 10 am Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition is partnering with the District of Kent to plant trees at the Hammersley pump station. The site is at the Hammersley Pump Station at the base of Mount Woodside's eastern side. There is a driveway & parking at the west end of the Mountain Slough bridge on Hwy 7. We are looking for volunteers to plant over 500 trees & shrubs. Please come dressed for the weather (rubber boots, rain gear & gloves recommended). Some shovels provided, but feel free to bring your own. Lunch & snacks are provided. If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact Rachel Drennan,, or 604-791-2235.


The Prospera Bear was not the only attraction at the grand re-opening of the Prospera Credit Union in Agassiz. The branch had been under construction since the beginning of June, but remained opened throughout the process.

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Drivers can drive you safely this holiday season Preparations are well underway for this year’s Operation Red Nose Campaign, which will operate November 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, and New Year’s Eve. Operation Red Nose is a free and confidential volunteer designated driver service designed to combat drinking and driving and promote road safety. Over 150 Volunteers are needed to ensure another successful campaign. Volunteer registration is now underway and applications can be obtained from the Chilliwack RCMP detachment at 45924 Airport Road or by calling 604-393-3023. Volunteers are needed to drive client vehicles, escort vehicles, navigate, dispatch, and operate the telephones. In 2010, Operation Red Nose provided local residents with 738 safe rides. Teams of three road volunteers pick up clients and drive them to their destination in their own vehicle. The service is available to anyone who does not feel fit to drive and clients can get from Harrison Hot Springs to Richmond. Returning in 2011 is the ‘Socially Responsible Establishment’ program, where local pubs, bars, night clubs and restaurants that sponsor the program encourage patrons to make use of Operation Red Nose

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and promote the service within their premises. The 2010 award was presented to Mr. John Toussaint Owner of Friendly Mike’s Pub for the second time (photo attached). Chilliwack Restorative Justice & Youth Advocacy Association is the local host organization. Provincial sponsors are ICBC, CTV, and TELUS. Local committed sponsors to date include Kal-Tire Retread plant, Homelife Glenayre Realty, Langley Concrete, Vedder Mountain Veterinary Clinic, Don Murphy’s Suzuki, HUB International Barton’s Insurance, Posh Paws City Kennel, Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty, The Hawk, STAR-FM, Shaw Cable, The Chilliwack Progress, The Chilliwack Times, Minuteman Press, The Coast Hotel, and The City of Chilliwack. Operation Red Nose is a National campaign with over 100 host organizations in Canada and 11 in British Columbia. Dr. Jean-Marie De Koninck from the University of Laval developed the concept and the program was first launched in Quebec City in1984. For additional information on becoming a volunteer or a sponsor, please call 604-393-3023.


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Election Vote DARCY STRIKER for Councillor in the District of Kent

Limits to power noted by electoral area candidates Robert Freeman BLACK PRESS

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Seven incumbent electoral area directors are vying with challengers to represent rural communities at the Fraser Valley Regional District board. Black Press decided to ask the candidates a series of questions, which will be summarized in the editions leading up to the Nov. 19 municipal elections. The candidates’ full responses are listed below. Because the role of electoral area directors became an issue with the restructuring of the FVRD, the first question asked candidates what they saw as their role, if elected, and the role of the regional government in general. Most candidates saw the regional government’s role as providing services needed in the rural areas not included in the region’s municipal jurisdictions of Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope and Agassiz. But, as expected, all the candidates had different views on their role as area director. In Area C (Hemlock Valley/Lake Errock/Morris Valley and part of Harrison Mills), challenger Mel Waardenburg said his role as electoral area director would be to ensure residents “get what we pay for” through their property taxes. “The services provided to us by the regional district should be reviewed and changed accordingly, with direct input

from the communities and residences that are affected,” he said. Richard Faulkner, also vying for the Area C seat, said he believes his role as director is “to ensure the people I represent have their valid concerns/problems heard.” “My opinion on issues isn’t a factor. I feel it is my duty to make the opinions of those I represent heard,” he said. Wendy Bales, the incumbent in Area C, also saw her role as making sure residents voices are heard, but she pointed out that the full board must approve decisions. “Sometimes area residents think that I work directly for the FVRD, but my role is to represent residents’ concerns to the FVRD,” she said. “That includes broader FVRD resident interests as it does with many full board decisions.” “I only represent one vote at the board level, so I can’t always achieve what my area residents want,” she said. Taryn Dixon, the challenger in Area E (Chilliwack River Valley/Columbia Valley) shared that view of the restrictions on rural area directors. “If elected, I will be part of a larger board, and at time must consider the bigger picture and long-term plan for the entire region,” she said. But Dixon promised she would “listen to diverse points of view” and act as a “reasonable voice” to mediate between the differences.

David Lamson, the incumbent in Area E, also noted that area issues go to the new Community and Regulatory Committee for discussion, but approval must be sought from all board directors. “To take effect, all decisions must have the approval of the majority, so proposals get scrutiny and need to be sound to get approval,” he said. In Area A (Boston Bar/North Bend), challenger Jim Fougere said his role “should be to encourage present and future economic development.” “If elected, I would foresee the regional district to be accountable in assisting and supporting Area A in becoming a stable economic area,” he said. Lloyd Forman, the incumbent in Area A, said he would “continue to work on myself, the other elected officials and staff to move further away from the attitude of ‘Angry God’ and closer to the position of servant, leaving the taxpayer as the one in charge.” Responses from Area F incumbent Dick Bogstie, Area D incumbent Bill Dickey and his challenger, Michael Henshall, can be found on the Observer website. Responses from Area G incumbent Al Stobbart, his challenger, Lea Ricketts, and Area F challenger Ray Boucher were not available at press time.

Questions for the candidates Last week, The Observer ran a question and answer format with the candidates for the District of Kent and Harrison Hot Springs. Due to the large number of candidates who are running Harrison, and the large number who participated, we could not run all of the answers. All of the candidates answers are now online for your viewing. In addition, District of Kent council

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incumbent and candidate Ken Schwaerzle was out of the province for much of October, missing the deadline for submission. The following are his answers to our three questions. For full election coverage, visit us online at QUESTION 1: What social needs do you feel are not being met locally that could be addressed by council and staff?


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Schwaerzle: Having sat as your representative to the FVRD Environment Committee for four years, I have a strong understanding of air and water quality issues. Current dilemmas include the incinerator controversy between Metro Vancouver and the FVRD and the need for more monitors in the eastern Fraser Valley. A watchful eye MUST be kept on Continued on 13



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Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes and government sign MOU will allow more economic opportunities for band Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes First Nation leaders sat down with several provincial government officials on Tuesday afternoon, to sign a memorandum of understanding regarding the stewardship of the Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes land and resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are starting to see the daylight,â&#x20AC;? Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes Chief Willie Charlie said before the ceremony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are starting to see the end of the tunnel.â&#x20AC;? The MOU brings together numerous bodies within the government, including the ministry of aboriginal relations and reconciliation, the ministry transportation and infrastructure, the ministry forest lands and natural resource operations and the ministry of children and family development. No ministers were on hand for the signing, however, Charlie said it was important to see the people who worked with the Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes band on a day-to-day basis, making the MOU a reality. One of those â&#x20AC;&#x153;on the groundâ&#x20AC;? representatives was Allan Johnsrude, district manager of the Chilliwack Resource District, a body of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an important event,â&#x20AC;? Johnsrude said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It furthers a relationship we started with the First Nation (about five years ago). Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really developed a level of respect for each other.â&#x20AC;? One of the changes that have been over the past year include a name change of the band, from Chehalis to the traditional name Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes. Very soon, the name of Harrison West Road will

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Peter Jones, Manager (South Coast) of the Negotiations and Regional Operations Division of the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, and Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes Councillor Kelsey Charlie sign the MOU at Lhawathet Lalem Tuesday afternoon.

officially be changed to Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes Forest Service Road. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small but significant change, as the road bi-sects their traditional territory, Johnsrude said. He acknowledged that in the past, it has been very difficult for those outside the government to communicate properly with people within the government. The MOU is one way to make those communications easier. The MOU has started a process in which the Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes can work alongside the province, businesses, aboriginal and non-aboriginal neigh-

bours, while continuing to exercise the rights to their traditional land. Chief Charlie was the lead negotiator for the Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes, said the MOU â&#x20AC;&#x153;should provide certainty for us, certainty for the Province, and certainty for businesses wishing to work in our territory, all through a streamlined process.â&#x20AC;? While Mary Polak, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliations was not at the ceremony, a press release stated her thoughts on the MOU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(It) creates a strategy for collaboration that

Willing to continue serving as Councillor for the people of Kent

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will allow the Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes to take advantage of economic opportunities in the Fraser Valley, while providing more certainty over the use of land and natural resources. Chief

Charlie has long demonstrated his commitment to addressing the health, social and economic needs of his community. I commend the negotiators from both Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes and the Province for taking this innovative approach.â&#x20AC;? This MOU includes diverse initiatives such as forestry opportunities, road trespass, land exchanges, hydroelectric projects, tourism, conservation, coordinated consultation, child and family services, and health careâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all of which form the basis for future government-to-government agreements. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes Chief and Council has created a long range vision for the people of Stsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ailes that will not only contribute to the health, well being and prosperity of our people and land but will be mutually beneficial to our neighbours,â&#x20AC;? Charlie said.

RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT, SENSIBLE DEVELOPMENT, AND A SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT. I work to ensure a different way of leading the Village, focusing on professional practices, collaborative discussion and business-like decision making that is grounded in common sense.

Holger Schwichtenberg for Councillor of the District of Kent

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Ending a wasteful program The looming end of the federal long gun registry is good news for taxpayers. It shows that the federal government is willing to get rid of programs that serve little to no purpose, and waste tax dollars in the process. While the Conservatives have long had this program in their sights, let’s hope there are more to follow. The gun registry was, from the very beginning, a highly political move. The Liberals, under Justice Minister Allan Rock, wanted to show city voters that they would be tough on gun owners. It was all about cementing urban voting blocs, and for the most part, it worked. The Liberals’ crumbling power base remains at its strongest in big city downtowns, particularly Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. However, one reason that Liberal support has dramatically fallen off in other areas is the gun registry, which has been a waste of almost $2 billion, and has done almost nothing to stop crime.

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Police access the database frequently, but all it does it alert them to the possibility that there may be guns in a specific home. It has been used to arrest legitimate gun owners whose only offence has been improper storage. Yet the registry does nothing to stop gun violence – most of which is committed with unregistered handguns smuggled into Canada from the U.S. Members of the public, even those who have never handled a gun, can recognize a waste of tax dollars when they see it – particularly when the auditor-general has laid it bare on more than one occasion. There is definitely a place for a registry for handguns, as has been in place in Canada since the 1930s. This is a key reason why gun violence here is minimal, as compared to the U.S. But there is no place for a registry of rifles and shotguns that are used for sport, and rarely used in crimes. -Black Press


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Zalm joins the Hydro conspiracy club B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The smart meter installation van arrived on my street last week, as BC Hydro’s smart grid project heads toward the halfway mark. This system will not only detect outages, electricity loss and theft, it enables a voluntary time-of-use system where users can get a discount by shifting consumption to low-peak times. You could even set up wind or solar generation that the meter would record and subtract from your bill. But apparently no one wants to talk about that. Black Press papers continue to run letters with exaggerated or false claims that stoke baseless fear of radio waves. Where is this coming from? I’m grateful to the anonymous smartmeter foe who started sending me

updates from “Citizens for Safe Technology,” a loose collection of U.S. and Canadian activists that claims to include doctors, lawyers and other professionals. Not much is professional about the Canadian content on their website. A video starts with a juvenile union parody showing executives plotting to sell BC Hydro to General Electric. Then it moves to an apparently serious interview with Bill Vander Zalm, who expands on his earlier conspiracy theory about the harmonized sales tax being part of a European Union plot for world domination. Vander Zalm asserts that smart meters and appliances create such a powerful surveillance network, “they’ll even know what you’re cooking.” There are those who claim smart meters can tell what channel your TV is on, but this is the first I’ve heard about them detecting whether you’re having eggs or oatmeal for

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breakfast. And who might “they” be? “The big picture is of course that we’re moving to globalization,” Vander Zalm intones. “Eventually we’ll be governed out of Brussels, Belgium or someplace like that.

“He stops just short of what I’ll call the Full Tinfoil, a belief that these radio waves control minds directly.”

And this all ties into that. They can monitor what’s happening anywhere in the world. It’s Big Brother. We’ll be totally controlled.” He stops just short of what I’ll call the Full Tinfoil, a belief that these radio waves control minds directly.

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Wildlife artist Robert Bateman also makes an ass of himself in a brief video, where he describes hiring someone to come in and detect “hot” wiring in his Saltspring Island mansion. (A surprising number of self-appointed smart meter experts sell measuring and “shielding” services.) A reader sent me a local newspaper commentary by NelsonCreston MLA Michelle Mungall, basically a vague summary of NDP talking points about smart meters being too expensive and a possible health threat. This is interesting, because the City of Nelson owns its own power utility, which started installing wireless meters in 2004. They finished last year, with no protest. I asked Mungall why. She was on the city council that chose a different model, a “drive-by” meter. They broadcast readings every 15 seconds and still need meter readers, who no longer have get out of their trucks.

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BC Hydro’s meters signal only three or four times a day, but one of the often-repeated false claims about them is that they secretly transmit much more often with some sort of damaging energy pulses. And yet these granola-loving West Kootenay folks cheerfully endure a 24/7 bombardment of what are essentially brief cell phone signals. Mungall said Nelson council specifically rejected a smart grid system, “because of the cost.” Somehow retaining meter readers saves the city money. She noted that rural parts of her constituency are serviced by BC Hydro, and some people are very concerned. I’ll bet they are. Not just in West Kootenay, but a few other remote areas known for production of B.C.’s number one cash crop. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Mailbag Negative campaigning doesn't help voters Harrison Hot Springs candidates, if you want my vote, stop all this childish behaviour! When answering the candidates questions sent by the Observer newspaper keep it short and sweet. Do not use it as a platform to promote your election campaign. If you cannot win this election on your own merits do not try and win by disrespecting other candidates. If you have made a mistake and did not fill

in your candidacy papers in correctly admit it, say you made a mistake and was sloppy. We are all human but do not take us for fools by coming up with feeble weak excuses. All questionnaires are ambiguous but the other candidates got it right. Do not tell the residents that your business does not make money. Why is it still being advertised? Make sure your facts are correct when you hand out your candidateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flyer. Have you

ACE apologizes for mascot's use in haunted house It was brought to our attention that some people saw our mascot Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;participationâ&#x20AC;? in our Haunted House to be offensive. We feel terrible about that and want everyone to know that it was not at all intended. Bob started out as our Anti-Bully character for Pink Shirt day and has morphed into a school mascot. We dress him up in a variety of outfits and have had him at Grad, fundraisers, FVRL contests, board meetings, etc. It has always just been meant as a fun and silly thing. He generally wears something for our community partners, which to us symbolizes how those partners are always part of what we do, and whatever event we have Bob at; and we mean that to show how important those people are to us and how much a part of our program

they all are. When we decided to dress him up to have him â&#x20AC;&#x153;participateâ&#x20AC;? in the Haunted House, we meant it in the same way as when we have had him at any other event. We unfortunately did not initially think of this inclusion of Bob as any different than the students who dress up and are part of the Haunted House, and overlooked the other ways in which it could be perceived, though we certainly now understand how it could be offensive. It was only meant to be another event in which we had him â&#x20AC;&#x153;participateâ&#x20AC;?, and certainly not meant to portray anything negative to anyone. We are very sorry for offending anyone. It was truly not our intention. Staff and students at ACE

checked with the Village office on how much the Spirit Square cost; I know it was not $10 million and I am not running for council. To the candidates who have kept out of the negativity of this election, thank you. I am looking for five individual candidates who show integrity, leadership and have the ability to sit down discuss and debate items that affect the village and arrive hopefully at a positive decision. I do not vote for teams

which tend to follow the leader and have no individual view point and will not argue for what they consider the best for the Village. You have two weeks to convince me and other residents that you are the best candidate, so stop the silly arguments, blogs, and slanderous flyers and win this election on your own merits. Good luck. Jenny Simons

Hanging efďŹ gies offensive I am writing to you to express my extreme disappointment with the Observer regarding last week's publication of the picture submitted by the ACE school of their "mascot" (hanging effigy). The insensitivity shown to anyone at any time affected by the loss of someone to hanging is inexcusable. There is nothing news or noteworthy in the picture; it is strictly gratuitous. While I understand that there was no intent to be offensive the fact is that it was. I suspect there were things in ACE's haunted house more worthy of a picture than a mock hanging body. Speaking on behalf of family, friends, and family

of friends who have left this world by hanging I say that you dishonour them and make a mockery of their method of leaving us and ask "How dare you?" My other concern is that the effigy of a hanging body is used as a mascot in our school. What positive or encouraging lessons are to be learning from this? Considering this community has lost a number of graduates of our high school to hanging over the past twenty years I am appalled that this decision was condoned at any level. What part of that hanging oscenity is positive or funny? Andrea McRae

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A “spooktacular” evening The Halloween Spooktacular drew in hundreds of people on Monday night at the Ag Hall in Agassiz, including Zack Williamson, 8, who won the door prize, Hayden Jones-O’Neil, 5, (posing with Mel Jorgenson) who guessed the right amount of body parts in the jar (126) and Brayden, 8, who took part in the many games of skill and chance that were set up around the hall.

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Craft show needs vendors The Lions annual Christmas Craft and Gift Show will be on December 3 this year, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Agassiz Ag Hall.

Vendors are still being accepted and booth rental is $30 for an eight foot table or $25 for a six foot table. Application forms

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Reading Tree exceeds promise of 18,000 children’s books Last January, Reading Tree signed a partnership with United Way to supply 18,000 slightly used children’s books to one school in each of four school districts, with the remaining books going to early childhood programs throughout the Fraser Valley. Shortly after the agreement was signed, 10 books for each student were delivered to Central Elementary Community School, Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School, Alexander Elementary School and West Heights Elementary School. Over the spring and summer more than 11,475 books have been delivered for children’s programs that encourage parents to read to their children. “This partnership has exceeded all of our expectations.” said Wayne Green, executive director of United Way. “Reading Tree committed to supplying 18,000 books. By our last count, more than 19,000 books were delivered. Chilliwack Community Services was able to distribute books through their family programs. Hand in Hand received over 2,000 books for their Strong Start program and preschool. Sardis Doorway for Mothers and Children Society received over 500 books.” Catherine Solheim, Agassiz Early Childhood Coordinator said, “Everyone at our Agassiz/Harrison ECD Committee wants to thank you for this very generous donation. The books were all used and very well received at our summer Story Time in the Park sessions in Hope, Agassiz, and Harrison Hot Springs over the summer months. Record breaking attendance and participation happened this year. Everyone commented on the quality of these books. “Over 600 books were given out to the children attending our various children’s programming. Many of the children hugged their books and sat

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down to read them with their Mom or Dad,” said Jackie Ayer, Chilliwack Community Services Family Literacy Coordinator. “This has been an incredible boost for children’s literacy here in the Valley, “ said Green. “We sincerely thank Reading Tree, TRM, Reading Tree’s logistics contractor for sorting and delivering the books, the retailers allowing a book donation box on their property and everyone who drops their precious books into the blue bins.”

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Rockabilly meets the blues in Harrison

December 3, 2011 10 am - 4 pm at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall

Pigat and Byrnes come together for Harrison show There’s been a small

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change to the performers joining Jim Byrnes on stage when he returns to the Harrison Memorial Hall next weekend. But it’s a change that many music fans will appreciate. Jim Byrnes was supposed to be performing with collaborator Steve Dawson, who put on a very stirring show in the hall, back in 2009. Byrnes and Dawson have recently released their fourth collaborative effort, Everywhere West, the intricate acoustic melodies, dirty blues guitar, funky organ and passionate interplay. However, Dawson is not able to make the Harrison show due to other commitments. Instead, another Harrison favourite, Paul Pigat, will join Byrnes on stage. Pigat is better known as the guitarist Cousin Harley, whose rockabilly band typically blows the roof off wherever they play. He’ll be bringing along drummer Chris Nordquist. Both will back up Byrnes, who is a blues icon, and multiple Juno Award winner. For more than thirty years, Byrnes has woven roots so deeply into the Northern Blues scene that it’s difficult to remember that this quintessentially Canadian icon was raised in St. Louis and that his instantly recognizable gruff as sandpaper, sweet as honey voice was not always an essential part of this country’s musical landscape.


Jim Byrnes will return to Harrison with Paul Pigat and Chris Nordquist.

As Jim writes in his liner notes, Everywhere West is dedicated to ‘those who came before’, but this music doesn’t belong in a museum. Byrnes is a thoroughly modern bluesman who honours the past, but isn’t stuck there. The sounds and emotions he conjures are anchored somewhere beyond this moment, in timelessness with the understanding that truth is truth – whether glimpsed out the window of a speeding 1963 Valiant or delivered as an instant message to your iPhone. As Byrnes

notes, “Deep down, blues is an acceptance of life. You stand in front of life and life says, ‘that’s the way it is baby’. To play the blues, you take all the bullshit that’s been piling up and you channel it through your guitar and voice. You let the pain go and turn it into a good feeling. That’s the blues – pure and simple.” Pure and simple doesn’t get any better than this. When you hear Jim Byrnes pour his whole soul into singing a line as simple as ‘One sunny day, I’ll be home to stay’, you’ll instantly

know that this is the kind of music you’re going to want to listen to forever – long after all other moods and fashions have faded away – and that sometimes time is on our side, and that nearly fifty years after first wondering ‘how blue can you get?’, Jim Byrnes has found his voice and is just hitting his stride. They’ll play November 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 and are available by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival. com and at the Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.

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This weekend is your chance to help with the repairs of the Agassiz Ag Hall and Pavillion. But instead of picking up a hammer and some nails, you can strap on your dancing shoes. The Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association is hosting a dance, with live music. Jeff Bodnar will perform as Elvis Presley, and Daryl Weyman will perform as Johnny Cash. Tickets are $15 at the door, or by calling 604-7963246 in advance. There will be a concession with light snacks and refreshments. Doors open at 7 p.m. Money raised will help with much-needed repairs to the hall and pavilion.

Social Justice on small screen There is one more film in the Community Social Justice Film Festival. On Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m., the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell will run. The film tells the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. The film, which is on loan from Amnesty International, will be shown at the Agassiz United Church. For more information, phone 604-796-2680 or email

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The Hope Wildcats Atom C1 team played hard, but were defeated by the Chilliwack Bombers on Saturday morning. For more Atom hockey action, stop by the Hope Arena over the weekend, as the Wildcats host an Atom tournament starting today and ending Sunday. or call 604-796-4302




Homemade costumes showed creativity costumes, followed by Rick Mailloux and Mickey Spence dressed as little Indians. Gregory Taylor as a witch took first place for the Best Halloween Entry followed by Douglas McLean as a ghost. In the Fancy Dress category Monty Davis placed first as an Arabian King and Diane Davis second as a ballet dancer. Judged the most original costume was Edwin Pretty’s weatherman outfit and second was Vicky Lindblom as a devil. For Hard Times, Laurie Stowell was chosen the best hobo followed by Guy Hudson, another hobo. In the Comic

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• The 1961 Halloween party at Harrison Memorial Hall was attended by over 135 costumed children. • Prize winners for the Halloween party at Harrison Mills were announced. In those days costumes were usually created by the wearers themselves because there were few props or racks of costumes hanging in a store for purchase. These homemade costumes often reflected great creativity and resourcefulness. Judged the Best Representatives were Shirley Leon and Donna Marie Roy for their Hawaiian girls

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entries, Nora Thompson won first for her clown outfit, and Melissa and Harvey Blois placed second as Mr. and Mrs. Clown. Amber Lee Taylor won the Consolation prize dressed as a kitten. • The Agassiz jail had its busiest day in years on that 1961 Halloween weekend. Much of the problems were caused by alcohol, driving and fishing offenses. Police even caught some juveniles who had stolen two ducks hanging from a tree in a yard at Harrison Hot Springs. One duck was found, the other had been consumed.


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

LOCAL EVENTS The Agassiz U.C.W. - Christmas Tea, Bazaar & Bake Sale. Sat., Nov. 26th 1:30 - 3 pm crow and Terrill Storytime with Crackle. Back after a summer of reading by the pool, Crackle the library 10:15 am. Drop at Friday Every families. have a new season of stories and fun for preschoolers and their in, free and a lot of fun. be purchased at Play Lions TV Bingo! every Thursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4. Tickets may Store”. General s “Chehali or e” “That Store in Agassiz”, “Ledoux Hardwar of Business Business Professional Women(BPW): A women for women group under the umbrella ed group establish nal internatio an as well as national a is Professional Women organization; which / We w.bpwca http://ww nding understa better a get to website the visit since 1930. Please Rosedale , Harrison Agassiz, k, are trying to start a chapter for this side of the Fraser Valley - Chilliwac 2011 at 6:00 pm in and Bridal Falls/Popkum. Our inaugural meeting is on Wednesday, November 16, Wednesday at 2011, 16, Nov. at is meeting next Our date. later a at ed Chilliwack. Venue will be announc 6pm @ Rendezvous Restaurant 9360 Young Rd., Chwk. (604) 792-9033 l at Hope Hope Community Choir: All are welcome. Ability to read music not necessary. Rehearsa 886 604.869.5 Murphy United Church, 310 Queens, Hope. Tuesdays 7 - 8:30 pm $2 drop in fee. Contact Addie Music Director: Susan Westmacott 604.869.2185 n on “The Hooked on Books: Agassiz - Harrison Library Book Club. Prepare for a great discussio pick Please Library. Agassiz the at pm 6:30 16th, Tenderness of Wolves” by Stef Penney on Weds., Nov. drop-in, this of part Be free! – ents refreshm the friendly, people up your book now! The talk is lively, the no-membership required club. Agricultural & An evening with Johnny Cash (Daryl Weyman) & Elvis Presley (Jeff Bodner) - Agassiz , Nov. Saturday This Horticultural Association is having a fundraiser to do repairs on the Hall & Pavilion. Tickets snacks) & ents refreshm light 5th at 7:30 pm at the Ag. Hall $15 per person (concession stand with at the door or call 604-796-3246 Sale • Door Prizes St. Anthony’s Church Fall Bazaar - Sat., Nov. 19th 1:30 pm - 3 pm. Tea • Crafts • Bake • In-House Raffle

GROUP 2 OF 4 Agassiz Monday Painters est.1961. Meet every Monday from 11am-3pm at Agassiz United Church. FMI call Linda 604-794-5554

Divorce Care Program presented by Mountainview Community Church. FMI call Guy at 796-0244 or email

Better Beginnings: Pre/post natal education, nutrition and support. Lunch & childcare provided. Tues. 10:30am to 12:30pm. 7272 Morrow Road. FMI call Louisa at 604-796-0313

Harrison Community Social Club Drop-in every Thurs at Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, 10 am: cards, darts, games & coffee. Contact Jacquie 604-796-3105 or Suzanne 604-796-1269

Bigfoot Toastmasters Club meets at 7pm every Monday evening at the Christian Reformed Church hall, 7452 Morrow Rd. Visitors always welcome. Agassiz contact: Shirlie Caruk 604-796-0677 Bingo – TUESDAYS Hosted by Agassiz Agricultural & Horticultural Assocation, Doors open at 5pm. Agricultural Pavilion. Agassiz. 604-796-9075 Coffee Break/Story Hour - a weekly Bible Study for ladies and children 0-5. Weds 9:30a.m. Agassiz Christian Reformed Church on Morrow Road. FMI call 604-796-9474

Harrison Hikers Group offers 4 levels of hikes every Wed(easy, light, moderate, strenuous) FMI call Ruth Altendorf 604-796-2084 Friendship House Nickel Bingo on Monday at 1 pm, Tuesday Bridge at 12:30 pm, Cribbage at 1 pm, Sit and Be Fit 10:30 am Monday and Friday, Drop-in Floor Curling 7 pm Thursday

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Lea Jenkins is known to many for crafting, but also as a great volunteer.

Lea Jenkins is another top-notch volunteer experience. Today it is my pleasure to inThis year I took my two grandtroduce to you another first class sons, age four and six, along with Harrison Hot Springs volunteer. their father to the “Black Powder Lea’s known to many, be it as a Event” on Fathers’ Day and we all crafter, a volunteer market manaenjoyed it. I also went there with ger, a market vendor or as one of the HHS Social Club for lunch and the founding members of the very enjoyed the country style food sersuccessful Harrison Hot Springs ved in a “home coming” way. This Social Club, a group that gets luncheon, by the way, was also together every Thursday morning organized by Lea Jenkins. at the HHS Memorial Hall. She If it would have worked organizes the club’s biout, I certainly would have monthly luncheon outings liked to take the younger and she was the “Queen set of my grandchildren to Bee” of the “Seniors’ the “Harry Potter HalloChorFest 2011” Volunteer ween Party”, which must Hospitality team’s gift bag have been lots of fun but, group. I definitely plan to take The list could go on part in the “Christmas in but I think this will give RUTH ALTENDORF the Country” event on you already a very good November 26 and 27. I idea. Multi-talented as she Harrison is, she is one of the most Happenings intend to visit the Museum part in the morning “sought after” volunteers because I have not seen it around. in a long time. After lunch at the Lea came from Finland to Carestaurant, I will visit the giftstore nada and she loves it here. After and then take a leisurely walk, living in Coquitlam, Maple Ridge first to the “Christmas Shoppe” and Shuswap for many years, she and her husband made their home just down the road and on to the Christmas Craft Market at the in Harrison Hot Springs and our Harrison Mills Community Hall. community is the better for it. Who knows, I might find Lea there Thank you, Lea, and stay healthy and happy for many years to come! too! All in all, a day at Kilby is a day The Kilby Historic Site is a of sheer fun and pleasure and crafter’s paradise at any time of I have not even mentioned the the year and it is no wonder that beauty of the leisurely 30 minute writing about Lea made me think drive through the country side, of it But, Kilby is really a fasciwhether you come from Agassiz or nating place all around and the Harrison Hot Springs. It gets you management and staff work year in the right mood for a visit to the round to bring back the “way of Kilby Historic Site! life” as it was in the past for us to

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Changes on Remembrance Day The Legion has made efforts to shorten the Remembrance Day program this year and return it to a Legion Service, and that means some changes should be noted. Poppies will not be laid for each of the Honour Roll members, nor will there be any representation of clergy, except for Rev. Mary Duncan, Chaplain of the Legion. The program will start at 10 a.m. in the AESS gymnasium, and should be finished within a half hour. There will be no two minutes of silence observed at the school this year. The parade will form up outside the school and march to the cenotaph in time to be there for the two minutes silence at 11 a.m., as is the custom. The parade will also have an `eyes

right` as they pass a revueing stand, occupied by the two Mayors and any other dignitaries that may be present. The parade will be under the guidance of Capt. Cameron Hull, Commanding Officer of the 1789 Royal Westminster Regiment of Army Cadets. Wreaths will be presented after the two minute silence and appropriate music. After the first few presentation, they will be presented two at a time, going in one path and out the other. Jim Johnson said while they recognize that those attending the school service only, will miss out on the two minute silence. The Legion is hoping for community feedback after the event is finished.

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Schwaerzle: With the development in Popkum happening (whether it is possibly a Tim Horton’s), I feel it will only help our Agassiz based businesses. We have kept our tax base low (considering our increased policing costs). We have a strong business core with Shoppers Drug Mart, Lordco Parts, Fields, Bartong Insurance, Agassiz Harrison Printers, Allenby’s Farm Store, restuarants, fast food outlets, a Medical Clinic, health needs and the list goes on and on. Plus we have Rimex, Britco Strusctures and Agassiz Ready Mix, a large, strong industrial part of our community. I feel that we have a strong based business core, but change is always evident. Having been on the Taste of Agassiz committee for the five years of its existence, this is a promotion of agriculture. I also sat on the group that started the “Circle Farm Tour” and strongly support its venture. I feel our agriculture commodities are very strong. Let’s keep it that way!

Question 3: What do you hope to bring to council?

Schwaerzle: I hope to bring a lot of strong commitments, connections and partnerships to the council. I believe we must provide, support and improve the business sector in Kent. I know that the signage issue is a discussion in our community. I feel, and so do some other council members, that the by-law needs to be revisited. I have a degree in finance and I am a fifth generation dairy and poultry farmer in the Fraser Valley. I bring a strong commitment to agriculture in the District of Kent. My wife Debbie and I are also strong local business partners as we own a commercial building and venture in downtown Agassiz, you should understand my commitment to OUR downtown (business and residential) core. I bring a strong connection between the owners of Britco and our community gardens, a venture I very strongly support. As a Director of your Fall Fair (the best Fair of its size, eight of the last 13 years) I would lke to thank the over 250 volunteers who help every year ! I hope that WE (council, staff, businesses and residents) can all work together. Get out and VOTE !


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Question 2: Large developments are taking place just down the road in Popkum, potentially drawing away from small Agassizbased businesses. How can Kent foster a healthy economy while maintaining that “small town” appeal?


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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor. Come join the adventure in the Diamond Capital of North America! The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to assume the position of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool in Yellowknife. The City offers an attractive salary of $54,270 $63,652 plus housing allowance, comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance. For more information on this position and the qualifications required, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5603. Submit resumes in confidence no later than November 11, 2011, quoting competition #602-138U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax: 867-669-3471 or Email:



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PROCESSOR OWNER OPERATORS WANTED Hiring Processor Owner / Operator for Tamihi Logging Co. in the Fraser Valley area. Prefer dangle head 622/624 or similar. Willing to pay top rates. Will pay by the hour or meter, Paid bi-weekly. E-mail: mikayla.tamihilog or Fax: 604-796-0318 WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Send resume to: or fax 780846-2241. Phone interview will be set up after receiving resume.



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Fraser Health public board meeting Fraser Health Fraser Health Public Board Meeting Board of Thursday, Directors Meeting in Date: November 2, 2010 Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009 New Time: Westminster 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Public Board Meeting Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Public Board Meeting 4:00--5:00 5:00 p.m.Q -&Q&A period 4:00 When: Thursday, Novemberp.m. 10th, 2011A period Location: Delta Town & Country Inn Centre Location: InnPublic Resort & Conference 2:00 –Pacific 4:00 p.m. Board Meeting Terrace Room 4:00 –Cote 5:00 D’Azur p.m. Question Roomand Answer Period 6005King Highway George17 Hwy, White Rock/Surrey, B.C. 1160 Delta, B.C. Where: Royal Columbian Hospital Sherbrooke Building Sherbrooke Lounge You are invited to observe an open meeting of 260 Sherbrooke Street the Board of Directors of Fraser Health. After New Westminster, B.C. the meeting, there will be a question and

You are invited to observe an open meeting of theopen Board answer period to of theDirectors public. of Fraser Health which will include a presentation on New Westminster. As the fastest growing Health Authority in the The Question and Answer Period, scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m., will provide province, we are receiving provincial and an opportunity for the public to ask questions. national attention for how we are redesigning

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Friday, y November 4, 2011 Agassiz g Harrison Hope Observer 15 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287



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PETS 477


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PETS 453



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The Agassiz ❖ Harrison ❖ Hope

1981 CADILLAC BARITZ, complete, ready to restore, good body & glass, runs. $1250. obo. Call (604)869-7040 1991 Buick V6 only 156k, Michelins + 4 new snows on rims, p/s, clean, senior driven, Mertin serviced, runs great, $1999. (604)792-5063 2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID. with 4 extra tires, AirCared til 2012. Asking $1900. Call 604-853-8901 2000 MALIBU fully loaded $2000 leave message (604)302-0985 2004 CHEV OPTRA, auto, 4/door, loaded, air cond. 127,000/kms. AirCared. $4200/obo 604-780-8404 2005 PT CRUISER 2.4L turbo, auto, 94,000km. New tires & tune up. $6000 obo (604)820-8218

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1981 Komfort 17’ 5th Wheel Trailer. Good condition. C.W Resse tilt hitch $2100 obo. Call 604-796-2841 1994 Bounder M.H, chev 454 engine, new fridge, hot water tank, leveling legs, California room , 20’ awning, Bsmt. mod. $18,000, 604-792-5812

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1996 SUZUKI Swift 2 dr. auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $950. Call (778) 551-1662. 2005 DODGE CARAVAN - 89,000 kms, cd, keyless entry. $6400: 604-746-9909 or 778-878-5250 2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $22,490. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.

2000 DODGE GREAT WEST VAN Class B Motorhome 318V8 107,000 km. Rebuilt transmission has 400 km & warranty. Like new in & out. A/C, fantastic fan, toilet, shower, am/fm stereo w/ CD & Cassette, dvd w/ screen. Fridge, stove, micro, sink. A must see! $23500 obo. 604-796-8792

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Water filter, microwave, awning, AM/FM/CD stereo, dinette slide and more! $24,995 (Stk.30833) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644



Near new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1600 sq ft. townhome in Agassiz. Includes 5 appliances & weekly garbage pickup, water, sewer & all yard maintenance. (Hydro & gas not included). Non-smoking unit, references please. Available Nov 1/2011. $1125.00 per month plus 1/2 month damage deposit. Call Shelley at 604-796-3452 or 604-819-2294.



1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $1800. Call (604)869-3137 2000 FORD WINDSTAR VAN 7 Seater, AirCared until 2013, fully loaded, self-starter, back-up sensor, good cond, 163K, $3500. Call 604589-6444 or 778-580-6430. 2002 FORD WINDSTAR $1500. obo. Call 604-850-3616





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1983 YAMAHA, 750 Virago chopper project bike, $5000 spent, $1375 obo. Call Ed (604)860-0222


FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery.


821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2000 Hyundai Accent, 4dr, std 5spd, 4cyl., 1.5lt, blue, $1600, 604-793-7843 or 604-392-7772 2004 Honda CRV EX, black, 68,900 kms. $13,850. Exc cond. orig. owner. 2.4 L auto, real time AWD. Extra set of summer tires, flr/cargo mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354 7 - 9 pm. 2006 NISSAN ALTIMA. Tan color. Leather, fully loaded, sunroof, lady driven, 131,000 kms. $10,500. 604-850-1049 2007 Toyota Corolla, auto, 4 cyl, black, 68,000 kms. $9500. Call (604)751-0108 2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883. 2011 Nissan Versa Htch bck, fully loaded, 33,000km like new. whlse price $12,900, 793-5520 (5961)

1966 CHEVY PICKUP, V8, 4 spd, blue & white, has collectors plates, $6500. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz)

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DSI water heater, Slide-out, microwave, LCD TV, HUGE SAVINGS! $24,995 (Stk.30964) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644


AGASSIZ, 2 bdrm, corner unit, Woodside Terrace, laminate flrs, $725. Sm. pet negot. 604-847-0545 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$575/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132


Dream of owning your own home? This is it! 64’ mobile home w/ 16’ tip-out in living room from factory, bay window, 10 x 12 porch, 2 bdrm, utility room w/ W/D, bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub, matching sink and low-profile toilet, totally renovated-grey, new flooring, both lino and carpeting, 2 heat systems-one wall electric with newer panel, and oil gun burner, 3 exterior door. All reno’s completed recently. Asking $19,500. (includes move within 10 from Hope.) MUST BE MOVED. Viewing by appointment only. Call 604-869-7040


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CHILLIWACK, 1200sf, 2 bdrm over 45 rancher, 2 bath, f/p, cov patio, 5 appl, $239,900. Call (604)625-3498

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16 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, November 4, 2011


NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING OR ACCLAMATION PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) that an election by voting is necessary to elect School Trustees for a three-year term commencing December 2011 and terminating December 2014 and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:



Jurisdiction of Residence Hope, B.C. Hope, B.C. Hope, B.C. Hope, B.C.



Jurisdiction of Residence Agassiz, B.C. Agassiz, B.C. Agassiz, B.C. Agassiz, B.C.

CANYON ELECTORAL AREA – one (1) elected by Acclamation. No election by voting required Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence



Boston Bar, B.C.

GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. as follows: HOPE ELECTORAL AREA - Coquihalla Elementary School, 455 Sixth Ave., Hope, B.C. - Sunshine Valley Community Centre, 71737 Meadow Road, Sunshine Valley, B.C - Yale & District Community Use Facility, 65060 Albert Street, Yale, B.C.

AGASSIZ-HARRISON ELECTORAL AREA - Agassiz Agricultural Hall, 6800 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, B.C. - Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. - North Fraser Fire Hall No. 2, 43824 Watkins Road, Lake Errock, B.C. - Hemlock Valley Fire Hall, 47100 Laurel Road, Hemlock Valley, B.C.

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors of School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) as follows: HOPE ELECTORAL AREA - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 – 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Hope & District Municipal Office, 325 Wallace Street, Hope, B.C. - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011 – 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Hope & District Municipal Office, 325 Wallace Street, Hope, B.C. SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES for the HOPE ELECTORAL AREA will be available to qualified electors residing at the following locations as follows: - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Park Street Manor, 555 Park Street, Hope, B.C. - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Riverside Manor, 765 Old Hope-Princeton Way, Hope, B.C. - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Fraser Canyon Hospital & Fraser Lodge, 1275 – 7th Avenue, Hope, B.C

ELECTOR REGISTRATION - District of Hope/District of Kent/FVRD There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: - 18 years of age or older as of November 19, 2011 - a Canadian citizen - a resident of B.C. for at least six (6) months immediately preceding voting day - a resident of OR registered owner of real property in School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding voting day, and - not otherwise disqualified by law from voting Resident voters will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-Resident Property Electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. A consent form is available at the office of School District No 78 (Fraser Cascade), 650 Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, B.C.; and bring the completed form with you on the day of voting

NOTE: Corporations are not entitled to vote or to have a representative vote on their behalf. ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION B.C. Driver’s Licence Credit Card INCLUDES ANY TWO (2) OF Citizenship Card B.C. Identification Card

AGASSIZ-HARRISON ELECTORAL AREA - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011 – 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Centennial Centre (Council Chambers), 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz,B.C. - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 – 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Centennial Centre (Council Chambers), 7170 Cheam Avenue,Agassiz, B.C. Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. FVRD Community Access Centre, 10200 North Deroche Road, Deroche, B.C. - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011 – 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Harrison Mills Community Hall, 1995 School Road, Harrison Mills, B.C - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 – Noon to 5:00 P.M. Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES for the AGASSIZ-HARRISON ELECTORAL AREA will be available to qualified residents of the following places, on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 Hazelnut Grove, 2008 McCaffrey Road – 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Dogwood Manor, 7284 Morrow Road – 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Glenwood Care Centre/Logan Manor, 1458 Glenwood Drive, 1 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. Cheam Village, 1525 McKay Crescent – 3:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. ELECTOR REGISTRATION - Village of Harrison Hot Springs Resident Electors – If your name does not appear on the List of Registered Electors, you will be required to register at the Voting Opportunity by completing the required application form available at the voting place. Non-Resident Property Electors – You must produce at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity, at least one of which must contain your signature. In addition, proof that you are entitled to register in relation to the property and, if applicable, written consent from a majority of the other registered owners of the property will be required (forms available on request from the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. V0M 1A0). You may only register as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. VOTING BY MAIL BALLOTS – VILLAGE OF HARRISON HOT SPRINGS ONLY In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act any qualified elector who: (a) has a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunities, or (b) who expect to be absent from the Village on General Voting Day and at the times of Advance voting opportunities is permitted to vote by mail ballot. Any qualified elector wishing to vote by mail ballot may apply up to 4:00 p.m. on November 18, 2011 at the Harrison Hot Springs Village Office, 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C. V0M 1K0, during usual business hours. Mail Ballot packages will be available as of November 9, 2011. Mail Ballots will be received up to 4:00 P.M., Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Village of Harrison Hot Springs Office and prior to 6:00 P.M. at the general voting place, Memorial Hall, 290 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs, B.C., Saturday, November 19, 2011.

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If you require further information to determine your Electoral Area please contact School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) at 604 869 2411. Declared this 24th day of October, 2011 Natalie Lowe-Zucchet, Chief Election Officer 10_11W_FCSD26_5181443

November 4, 2011  

Life in Agassiz Harrison Hope BC

November 4, 2011  

Life in Agassiz Harrison Hope BC