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Emergency situations happen every single day. You could find yourself facing a child who is choking, a co-worker who is suddenly unconscious or a complete stranger in need of first aid. It could happen at anytime, and a Hope first aid instructor stresses that it's better to be prepared for it. "You can be a vital link to that person's survival, if you know what to do," says Kim Richardson.

There are numerous Red Cross courses coming up at the Hope Recreation Centre, and Richardson can help anyone figure out which class is the best. Anyone who hasn't taken a course in the past three years, is due to get recertified. First aid certification only lasts three years, as a way to make sure people stay up-to-date on lifesaving techniques. And that's getting easier than ever, Richardson says. "It's so much easier," she says. "The courses are user friendly, and I can

promise you will leave knowing how to save someone's life." The techniques taught several years ago were somewhat complex, she explains. But it's all been streamlined, with shorter, more concise lessons. There's something else that has changed in the past few years, too. The arrival of AED machines in many larger centres, including the Hope Recreation Centre, means anyone can become a first responder. Everyone who takes a Red Cross course will come out knowing how to

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The Agassiz U.C.W. - Christmas Tea, Bazaar & Bake Sale. Sat., Nov. 26th 1:30 - 3 pm crow and Terrill have a new season of stories and Storytime with Crackle. Back after a summer of reading by the pool, Crackle the library of fun. fun for preschoolers and their families. Every Friday at 10:15 am. Drop in, free and a lot be purchased at “That Store in Agassiz”, “Ledoux Play Lions TV Bingo! every Thursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4. Tickets may Hardware” or “Chehalis General Store”. l at Hope United Church, 310 Queens, Hope. Tuesdays Hope Community Choir: All are welcome. Ability to read music not necessary. Rehearsa Westmacott 604.869.2185 7 - 8:30 pm $2 drop in fee. Contact Addie Murphy 604.869.5886 Music Director: Susan Sale • Door Prizes • In-House Raffle St. Anthony’s Church Fall Bazaar - Sat., Nov. 19th 1:30 pm - 3 pm. Tea • Crafts • Bake will be accepting your extra special Lego© creations. Lego Build Up Week Tuesday, Nov 15 - 18 Agassiz Library All week, Agassiz Library , November 19 to receive an award of recognition for Bring it to the library to display. Then join Lego professional Robin Sather on Saturday your Logo masterpiece! Resister when you bring in your Lego. :30pm Agassiz Library. Bestselling author, Robert Walk Like A Man: A Book by Robert And About Bruce, Saturday, Nov 26th 2:00pm-3 and a lot of music. Using his devoted fandom to bad, of bit a cool, Wiersema grew up when The Boss was young, and was the symbol of is Robert’s just released memoir and a wander Man’ A Like ‘Walk book. newest his Bruce Springsteen, the life Robert tells is his own in which he has written. Many of us will relate to the era, through his personal life story, but also a soundtrack of the times and places about miss an afternoon with him as he launches his new Don’t places and predicaments of the seemingly ordinary person that Robert thinks he is. sale. for be will book his and book in the town of his youth. First come, first seated, free event

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Local country artist Todd Richard will perform at the B.C. Country Music Awards this weekend, and has earned seven nominations to boot. Richard’s album, Journey On, is up for album of the year. Richard has also been nominated for Fan’s Choice, the Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award, Male Vocalist of the Year, the Ray McAuley Horizon Award, the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for Zero to Hero (co-written with Rick Tippe) and website of the year, for toddrichard.ca. Another industry local, Jeff Bonner, has been nominated for Video Director of the Year. Bonner owns Tractorgrease Studio in Chilliwack, and has worked with Richard and many other local musicians over the past several years. Richard will perform at the awards show on Sunday night at the Red Robinson Show Theatre in Coquitlam, sharing the stage with acts like One More Girl, Chad Brownlee, Jim Byrnes and Ridley Bent.

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Ralph Smith, director of Orphaned Wildlife (OWL), releases Frank, a juvenile bald eagle, into the wild at Sandpiper Golf Resort on Wednesday morning after a four-month stay at the rehab centre for birds. Frank was one of 19 young eagles orphaned by his parents in the wild, and then later found and rehabilitated at the centre. The 19 eagles were cared for at OWL by foster parents, all of which are adult eagles who help feed the orphaned birds and teach them how to eat. The eagle release kicked off the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival which takes place this Saturday and Sunday at various locations throughout the Valley. JENNA HAUCK / BLACK PRESS

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hooked up, the chance of survival diminishes by 10 per cent." And in a situation where someone is not breathing, the clock is ticking. It's a scary thought, but reality. And it's not just adults who need to be prepared to help in an emergency. Children are capable of administering simple first aid, and of carrying out the number one step in any emergency. "Call 911," Richardson says. "That's the most important thing you can do." But beyond that, children can learn awareness, how to recognize dangerous situations, and basic first aid, starting as young as five years old. "Never underestimate the smarts of a child," she says. Courses for kids are kept light and upbeat. The intensity of the courses increases as children grow into their

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early teens, when they can be taught CPR skills. And while someone who learns first aid may never need to save a life, it's a skill that will shine through in other situations. "We teach the babysitting course," she says, which includes

first aid. Learning to be a confident and reliable babysitter can lead to better employment. And first aid certification could that one thing that sets a young person apart in the job market. "It would definitely increase the chance of getting an interview,"

Richardson says. There are several courses this fall available, including the Red Cross People Savers, for ages nine to 10 years old. That course starts on Nov. 21, and and runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for $40. A similar course for children ages 11 and 12 runs the same day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., for $50. The Red Cross babysitting program runs through four days over the Christmas break, and is designed for children aged 11 and older for $65. For teens 15 and older, and adults, there are three more course this year. The first is the Red Cross Standard First Aid with CPR-C and AED on Nov. 26 and 27. Next is the Red Cross CPR-C and AED course on Dec. 4, then the Red Cross Child Safe with CPR-B on Dec. 11. For more information, phone 604-869-2304.

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Heavy rain and deep puddles didn’t stop hundreds of people from marching from the AESS gymnasium to the Agassiz cenotaph last Friday morning. Several dignitaries took part in the Remembrance Day ceremonies, including District of Kent Mayor Lorne Fisher and Harrison Hot Springs Mayor Ken Becotte. The Agassiz Cubs and Beavers marched along with veterans, as did members of the RCMP,

the Fire Department, Ambulance Services, Royal Canadian Army Cadets and Corrections Canada. A special wreath was set out by Leann Miller, wife of Warrant Officer Corey Miller, who is currently posted in Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan working for the Mission Transition Task Force. For more photos from the day, please see the special Remembrance Day album on our Facebook page.

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ABOVE: Leann Miller places a wreath in honour of her husband, Warrant Officer Corey Miller. BOTTOM LEFT: Several hundred people took part in the rainy, outdoor ceremony at the cenotaph in Agassiz. TOP LEFT: Veterans were escorted by cadets from the high school gymnasium ceremony to the cenotaph.


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Hall rededicated to all veterans Building’s long history regaled by mayor Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

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Second World War veteran George Eastcott chats with Colin Johnstone after the ceremony to re-dedicate the Harrison Memorial Hall to the veterans of the area.

Observer holds open house Community welcome to visit Here at the Observer, we love the holidays. And to celebrate this year's festivities, we've decided to host an open house for the community. Next Friday, Nov. 25, we invite you to come have a hot cup of coffee or tea with us, and enjoy some holiday goodies. As a bonus, you can pick up Holiday Treasures, our newest song book featuring treasured

recipes from the community. Children can bring in their finished colouring contest and get a Christmas treat, and adults can enter a draw for free advertising in the new year. This year, we are also collecting non-perishable items for the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services food bank. The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in our office at 7167 Pioneer Avenue.

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A crowd of about 50 people were on hand to rededicate the Harrison Memorial Hall on Friday. Jim Johnson, the past president of the Agassiz Legion Branch 32, and Reverend Mary Duncan took part in the service, which included a recorded version of Taps, in a shorter version of the Remembrance Day ceremonies earlier in the day in Agassiz. Harrison Mayor Ken Becotte read a history of the hall, which was built on a “swampy lot� and given its official name in 1955. The Memorial Hall was purchased by the Village in 1960 for $9,000. The hall has always

been a source of community activity, and Becotte read off a list of common activities that have taken place in the hall. They included square dancing, quilting bees, parties, art shows, Boy Scouts and Girl Guide meetings, badminton, and even tuberculosis x-rays. The initial name was to reflect the community’s appreciation for veterans of the First and Second World Wars. Since then, military personnel have gone into many battles around the world. “We want, today, to rededicate the hall for all veterans,� Becotte said. “They guaranteed our freedom.� news@ahobserver.com

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Have you ever had first aid training?

They've been lightly grilled at all candidates meetings, fielded questions from the community and on Saturday, a long list of candidates will be served up to voters on a silver platter. It will be a daunting task for voters to choose from the menu on offer in this year's civic elections. The trick is to know what you're getting for your vote and to choose only the best. If that means being a picky eater at the smorgasbord, so be it. First, don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach. Don't try to fill out the ballot out of obligation. Do read everything you can about the candidates and match their issues with yours. Democracy is best served to the discriminating palate. All the candidates on the ballot have attempted to put their best foot forward and all say they can do the tough job of budgeting, making decisions about garbage and planning for development. But can they? It's the voters' job to figure out who has the ingredients to run a city well. Who works well with others? Who will stand up for city rights when developers come to town? Who will chart the course of the region for the next three years? Those are questions you need to ask yourself on — even better, before — election day. Don't go for the easy choice — the name you recognize or the fresh face you see in an election brochure who you never heard of before. Do your homework to find those candidates who have worked behind the scenes to gain a good knowledge of the city and how it works. Think twice before choosing candidates who only show up on election day or who have been warming a seat at the council or school board table for years unless you truly believe they are up to the job. It's up to voters to make the distinction between the has-beens, also-rans and naive newbies, and many groups and organizations have tried to make it easy for voters by putting together menus and lists for voters to savour. Knowledge is power and the more you know, the better.

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LAST WEEK WE ASKED:

Would a candidate’s personality affect whether you vote for him or her? Here’s how you responded:

Yes 83% No 17%

Local government neglected again

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Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – The red-headed stepchild of democracy is shivering on the doorstep again. Most won’t open the door. Local government elections are always overshadowed by louder events, and this year is no different. The “occupy” nonsense, the teachers’ strike, the precarious economy and the media’s fixation on them are part of the problem. But let’s face it. Public indifference to local government has left it mainly to self-serving politicians and special interest groups. Community newspapers soldier on through the three years between elections to highlight issues and choices, but few people join the debate when it's time to vote. The recent Union of B.C. Municipalities convention

demonstrated this. Local politicians love to tell senior governments what to do. They’d much rather debate smart meters or bad old Ottawa’s RCMP costs than talk about their own performance. Most of the mayors and councillors on hand were unhappy with the province’s plan to appoint a municipal auditor-general to examine the efficiency of municipal spending. Just another layer of bureaucracy, according to these experts on the subject. At the convention, I asked NDP MLA Carole James about this. A veteran of local government, she observed that it would be awkward for local politicians to go back to their communities and campaign against accountability. There is much that is not discussed and it goes beyond technical details like performance auditing. How about amalgamation in places where there are clearly too many municipal boundaries, policing is fragmented and administration is

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duplicated? You won’t hear much about that, unless a lot more voters insist on it. Business groups and community newspapers raise it, and it fades away. Not enough people care. Few challengers and even fewer

“Public indifference to local government has left it mainly to self-serving politicians and special interest groups.” incumbent politicians signed the taxpayers’ pledge offered up at local election time by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. It’s a modest proposal to match spending growth with real growth. Candidates don’t want to talk about the fact that B.C. municipal spending, adjusted for inflation, is now growing almost four times as

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fast as population growth. Pay and benefits for municipal employees grow much faster than private sector rates. Not enough people care. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is campaigning against contracted private development of water utilities. They prefer their high-cost monopoly. And outside their special interest support, not enough people care. School board elections have become even more of an insider activity. To take one example, a school trustee candidate forum in Abbotsford last week started with a protest march by 18 teachers. They carried their message inside, demanding smaller classes, more special needs support, the familiar list of demands in their dysfunctional relationship with the provincewide bargaining agent. Of course school trustees have no actual authority over these huge and costly issues. The province took away school board taxing authority long ago, because the teacher and

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support staff unions have the money and voting numbers to control lowturnout local elections for their own benefit. Now the unions have to settle for vetting candidates according to their willingness to lobby the B.C. government on behalf of unions. (If anyone has attended a trustee forum that wasn’t taken over by teachers, please e-mail me. I haven’t heard of one for years.) There are still things you can do to compare candidates, and it doesn’t take long to sort through a dozen or two hopefuls. Please, check this paper’s website for recent surveys and stories on the local candidates, and take some time on Saturday to back the people who you think have the best experience, independence and understanding of the community’s needs. Occupy the voting booth. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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Mailbag Questions still need to be answered Re: November 19, 2011 Municipal Elections There are several issues which I believe require urgent attention by the Council members of the District of Kent. Upon being elected, would the prospective Council members update the Official Agricultural Plan (OAP) by writing a policy/procedure and/or bylaw to cover the following areas: 1. Ensuring that a representative from the Agassiz/Harrison Mills Drainage Committee (AHMDC) be present at all discussions pertaining to project and/or development plans in the District of Kent (DOK). These committee members are elected officials representing the interests of residents, businesses and property owners within the DOK. 2. Passing a bylaw pertaining to the Local Government Act (LGA) Division 4 and 6 which requires any development in the DOK to adequately increase the size of McCallum Ditch

Drainage System, Mountain Slough and Hamersley Pump Station, in that order, from the 1978 (ARDSA) standards. This is an out dated 30 year old system greatly in need of refurbishment as recommended by the North West Hydraulics (NWH) study at a cost to the DOK of hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2004 and 2009 3. Drawing up a future 30-year plan showing the location and size of potential residential, commercial, institutional and agricultural development for the DOK including the Official Community Plan (OCP) and with (ALR) approval. Your response to each of these issues with an explanation would be appreciated. The general public’s ideas and comments would also be appreciated. Please contact Bob Desrosiers at cranbob@shaw.ca. Bob Desrosiers

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Who wants cookie-cut town? In response to the recent Observer community poll re: amalgamation of Kent/Agassiz and Harrison, and with municipal election buzz in the air, I wanted to express my opinion as a person who splits much of my time between residing & working in both. Amalgamation is a bad idea and would seem ‘forced’ (in namesake only) upon the citizenry. Although the economies, peoples, history and geography are obviously intertwined – we all know that Harrison and Kent are both distinct and unique in and of themselves. Agassiz is a town, and Harrison’s a Village. It’s as simple as that. Personally, having lived in many different areas (both small-town and large-municipality Ontario, New Westminster, Burnaby, East Van, downtown, North Van, and now the upper Fraser Valley) – believe me folks: what you/we currently have here in this little nook of B.C. is priceless. It should be protected from ‘the Wave’ of corporate-sponsored ‘progress’, homogenous/bland, cookie-cutter condos and suburban strip-mall/big-box-store living that is coming. Who wants to (eventually) live in unimaginative concrete wastelands like Surrey or Richmond anyhow? (In reply to Jim Killer’s desire to be swallowed by our loud, larger neighbour just over the bridge, when it comes

to actual communities, remember, bigger ain’t necessarily better. In reply to Ruth Altendorf ’s opinion – amalgamation does not ‘have to happen’ at all). Folks, what we have in both Agassiz & Harrison represents the very last, non-ruined, picturesque ‘small towns’ left in the entire Lower Mainland region. Save for maybe Hope, Gibsons and Bowen Island, name me one other town with character that remains? Whether you chose to raise a family here, operate a small business or retire here, one cannot put a cultural nor societal price on a place whose individual town-cores don’t possess many buildings taller than three storeys, where everyone has a view, and where everyone actually knows their neighbour. What a concept! Seriously. People should educate themselves about the issues, and cast their voice & ballot very carefully over the next few elections because – once it’s altered, it’s done, and you can never get it back. And everyday normal folk like you and I could witness what is special about where we chose to live slip away with every passing year. Wherever you happen to live, on Nov.19 – please get out and VOTE. Scott Hurst

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Stenson elected president of arts organization Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The executive director of the Harrison Festival Society has been elected as president of a large national arts organization. Phyllis Stenson will hold the position for two years, for the Canadian Arts Presenting Associatiaon (CAPACOA). “It’s going to be time consuming,” Stenson said Wednesday, “but not a huge challenge” due to the organization’s “very strong and very engaged staff.” CAPACOA represents the presenting sector of the national

arts scene, including theatres and festivals. The announcement was made last week, during CAPACOA’s Annual Awards in Toronto. It was there, that Phyllis received some more exciting news. She won Presenter of the Year for her work with the Harrison Festival Society, from a roster of 19 candidates. “Being a little festival in a rural area, I was quite stunned,” she said. But the award speaks to the high quality of festival they put out each year, she said. “One thing that was

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brought up in the conferences was not only the programming, but the values in the programming,” she said. “We bring a lot of world music, we work closely with our First Nation partners. Our festival is about more than booking acts. It has to do with community.” The Festival will go on as planned for 2012, she added. However, if the Gaming Grant Community Review is not well-received by the provincial government, the Society — and other arts organizations across B.C. — will be in dire straits. Stenson is keeping optimistic about the review process, and said pressure needs to be put on a federal level as well, to ensure arts funding from Ottawa

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Phyllis Stenson won Presenter of the Year for her work with the Harrison Festival Society.

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remains consistent. CAPACOA issued a released about Stenson’s award last week, saying “Phyllis has been the Artistic Director of the Harrison Festival in BC for the last 28 years. The ten day festival has focused on culturally diverse music and dance since its inception. Strong partnerships have also been established with the local aboriginal community. “In addition to the festival, the organization presents ten concerts during the year. Phyllis is a co-founder of WRAD, the Western Artistic Directors of Roots Music Festivals and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2006.” news@ahobserver.com

The provincial government has announced the amount it will kick back to local municipalities this year, for properties it owns in each community. The money is consid-

ered a grant-in-lieu of taxes, and in Chilliwack and the eastern Fraser Valley, it totals more than $60,000. Chilliwack will receive $45,245.54, Kent will receive $2,454.24 and Hope will receive $13,169.69. In total, the province will shell out $16.9 million to 64

Willing to continue serving as Councillor for the people of Kent

communities. The number has risen slowly over time, according to District of Kent staff. In 2007, the amount given was $1,522.20. In both the Districts of Kent and Hope, the amount is for BC Ambulance buildings, which are owned

by the government. The grants are distributed as a way to reimburse municipalities for services benefitting government properties, such as sewers, roads and fire protection, and the amounts paid are based on the assessed value of the properties

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and the municipality’s tax rate. “Providing these grants to municipalities in lieu of taxes on government properties is a way of providing additional funds for important services. I’m pleased to see the communities of Chilliwack, Hope and Kent receiving a share of these grants," said Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner. Out of the money given to the municipalities, a portion is forwarded to the FVRD. In Kent that amount is $55.77, and in Hope, the amount destined for the FVRD is $2,744.46. news@ahobserver.com

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Firehall plans annual food drive

Agassiz Fire Department along with the Boy Scouts and BC Ambulance Service will be holding their annual food drive blitz, canvassing the town core on Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Anyone wishing to drop off any non-perishable food items before or after the food drive can leave them at the fire hall in the boxes outside the back door or call the fire hall at 604-796-2614.

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There’s been an outpouring of support in the Agassiz community for toddler Lilee-Jean WhittlePutt, who is battling cancer.

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Fundraisers for Andrew Putt’s daughter continue Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

There was some good news for Lilee-Jean Whittle-Putt this week, a toddler who is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with cancer. On Wednesday, her father announced that the family was leaving the hospital for home, for the first time in many weeks. Putt grew up in Agassiz, and support for his daughter has been strong since her diagnosis earlier this fall, especially in the local schools. A fundraiser recently raised hundreds of dollars for the family, and the electronic board at AESS has read: Love for Lilee Putt. Now, Deanne Edmondson has organized another way for locals to show Lilee-Jean they care. With the help of a few friends, and local

sponsors, she is holding a spaghetti dinner at the Agassiz Legion next Friday. It will be open to families, and admission is by donation, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. At press time, sponsors included Super Valu, Petro’s Pizza and Fields, who each have donated supplies for the night. Edmondson is planning for about 200 people to attend, but RSVPs are not necessary. Local singer Adam Briscoe will be donating his time to entertain for the evening, too. If you would like to help out in any way, call 604-378-5728. For more about LileeJean, visit us online at www.ahobserver.com. To learn more about how you can help her family, visit loveforlilee. com.

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as Mayor, John Allen will: Lower taxes; Bring back real open government; Govern by the rule of law not the “buddy system”; Collect all DCCs, taxes, parkland entitlements etc from developers; Ban backroom dealings; Uphold the OCP; Stop the “spot zoning” which is destroying neighbourhoods;. Ban councillors from working for developers; Clean up the lagoon; Protect our trails; Fix the traffic problem; Make Harrison a great place to live once again.

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Getting it done in time for latkes with friends It happens to me every year. I look at the calendar, realize how close it is to Christmas and how little thought I have given it so far, and a mild panic attack overcomes me. Luckily, this never lasts very long. Instead, I sit down, have a cup of coffee and make plans. Christmas cards come first to my mind, especially those to go across the sea or otherwise far away. I look for the addresses and check the mailing dates. With this out of the way, I concentrate on what kind of cards to send. Sure, there are many nice and readymade cards available, but I like to send something more personal, photos for instance. I will buy card stock and look for nice photos of our family, this will always be appreciated. The later part of November is a perfect time to do this and puts me in the right mood for

the Christmas season. Close to December, I will go “on line” (telephone, that is!) and order poinsettias for close friends and myself. I love poinsettias, especially the dark red ones, unadorned, there is nothing that can put me in a festive mood as well as they can. By then I remember that there is also the serious task of shopping for Christmas gifts to be done. Luckily, this is not as difficult a job as it sounds, since I love to shop locally. It is easy, pleasurable and helps our merchants to get through the winter. Finally, there is one more task: plan some special meals! So, I sit down again and make a list, this time perhaps with a glass of wine — it goes better with food! Traditionally, we have a special potato salad on Christmas Eve, and all kinds of different specialties to go with it. For Christmas Day we might have chicken

a la king. We my all-time fafill pastry vorite meal! shells with And now, a chicken/ with all the mushroom planning begoulash and ing done, I will serve it with have time to endifferent joy the season vegetables. It with family and RUTH ALTENDORF would not friends as it was be Christ- Harrison meant to be! mas, howFinally, a Happenings note ever, if there about latwould not kes, just in case be an evening with lat- you feel tempted to kes (potato pancakes), make some.This is one apple sauce and wine. food that does not like Believe it or not, this is shortcuts! I have tried

it a few times and it just does not seem to work. The food processor, for instance, changes the consistancy of the potatoes, the larger blades of the hand shredder makes them into “Swiss Rosti”, which is good for another time but not when you want to have latkes. Another fact is that they definitely taste best coming right out of the pan. So, why not give in and have fun!

After a light soup (to keep them patient) have all your guests sitting around the table with a glass of wine. Select one to start the grating of the potatoes (on the fine side of the hand grater) and change the assistant cook every few minutes. Once you have enough grated potatoes, disard the potato water, add a tablespoon or so of flour and some salt and start baking. Make sure the pan is hot before add-

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Mike Peason and Lance Lilley took part in a tree planting at the Hammersley Pump at the Mountain Slough on Saturday. The planting was organized through the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition. For a video link from the planting, visit us online at www.ahobserver.com.

T ECHOES FROM THE PAST

No luck for theatre operator 50 Years Ago, 1961 Q In the fall of 1961 the Aga Theatre in Agassiz closed its doors for want of patrons. This was the second time the business had ceased. Neil Trout built it and ran it until a few years before Gordon Meger tried again. Unfortunately, he, too, was forced to close because of poor attendance. Q At the Agassiz High School the senior boys volleyball team was doing well, having placed third behind

Chilliwack and Abbotsford by beating Langley. The soccer teams were busy as well, with games scheduled at an upcoming Hope tournament. Q A two-bedroom house on eight acres on McCallum Road was offered to rent for $55 per month in 1961. Q A letter from the provincial government warned municipal councils that regular workers were not to be hired on the Winter Works program. Those jobs were to be given to persons on social assistance.


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NOTICE OF PARCEL TAX ROLL REVIEW PANEL Morris Valley Linear Park WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2011, 10:00 A.M. Kilby Community Hall 1995 School Road, Harrison Mills, B.C. V0M 1L0 WHEREAS a Parcel Tax Roll has been prepared by the Collector as required pursuant to Section 202 of the Community Charter,

Volunteer leaders Ken and Debbie Schwaerzle, and Pauline Dyck (right) were honoured for their help by the members of the Agassiz Rainbow 4H Club during their annual awards night.

TAKE NOTICE THAT a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit at the Kilby Community Hall, 1995 School Road, Harrison Mills, BC on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. to hear complaints on one or more of the following grounds:

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(a) There is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; (b) There is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; (c) There is an error or omission respecting the taxable area or the taxable frontage of a parcel; or (d) An exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed for Parcel Tax purposes in the Morris Valley Linear Park Service Area.

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The accomplishments of Agassiz Rainbow 4H Club members were celebrated on Saturday night in their annual awards night. Numerous awards were handed out to local youth, from first year members to those who have left home for universities across Canada. The youngest award recipient of the night was Bradley Webb, who at nine years old won Jr. Champion Dairy Showman and Second Overall Top Junior Member. More than 50 awards were handed out during the ceremony, emceed by 4H leader Ken Schwaerzle. Top first year member was Frank Flokstra. Most improved member went to two members this year, Brooke Webb and Hallie Bryant. Other top winners included Megan Skalicky, Savannah Blank, Bev Chard, Mieka Giesler, Gina Flukiger, Brooke

The Parcel Tax Roll will be posted for inspection at the Kilby Post Office/Store, FVRD Community Access Centre, 10220 North Deroche Road, Deroche and the Fraser Valley Regional District Office, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, BC, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. A COMPLAINT RESPECTING ANY OF THE GROUNDS AS LISTED ABOVE SHALL NOT BE HEARD UNLESS WRITTEN NOTICE OF THE COMPLAINT HAS BEEN MADE TO THE COLLECTOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SITTING OF THE PARCEL TAX REVIEW PANEL. Inquiries can be made by calling Michael Phelan, Manager of Finance at 1-800-528-0061 (toll free) or direct at 604-702-5002, mphelan@fvrd.bc.ca or the undersigned at the same toll free number, or direct at 604-702-5033. George Murray, Collector General Manager of Regional and Corporate Services Fraser Valley Regional District 45950 Cheam Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6 11-11 FVRD11

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Season ends in ‘good battle’ with CMS Boys volleyball team wraps up year with recap

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(Editor’s Note: The following article was written by members of the AESS Junior Boys Volleyball team, and run as a courtesy by this newspaper.) First off, we’d like to thank James Wouda and

or call Jessica at: 604-796-4302 HOPE & DISTRICT MINOR HOCKEY WOULD LIKE TO SAY

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rough start losing to the Vedder 9’s in three sets and then losing to CMS in our second game. We battled back from our 0-2 record to win three straight games against Sleese; Vedder 8’s and came back in a nail-bighter of a game against Rosedale Middle. The next time we played Vedder it wasn’t a win but it was a good game. The next game was a very close game against

CMS but we lost in the fifth set. Again we went on a three-game win streak. The highlight of our season was definitely our comeback against Rosedale, where we lost the first two but came back to win three sets in a row. In the playoffs we started strong and swept Vedder in a best of three game. Next, we faced CMS in the semi-finals. They started strong and won the first set. We

battled back and tied it in the second set. They came back two win the third and we faced elimination. It was a good battle and came down to one point. Unfortunately, for us, they won the point and our season was over. Again we would like to thank our coaches, Adam and James for leading us through a good season. The AESS Junior Boys Volleyball Team

at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall ages 0-12 will receive a present from Santa! refreshments will be served all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets required for all:

Tickets $1 each, now -available Children & Adults $1.00 at Agassiz Harrison Community Services, Pick up tickets ASAP at Agassiz Harrison Community Services limited seating so get your tickets early! Limited seating, so get your tickets early!

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to the following sponsors who generously donated to our recent Atom C Tournament • Chilliwack Chiefs - Gary Vermeer • Old Settler Pub & Liquor Store • Patten Thornton, Barristers & Solicitors - Andrew Briscoe • Waal & Co., Notaries Public • RE/MAX Nyda Realty - Allan Roth & Taylor Roth • RE/MAX Nyda Realty - Agassiz Office • Barton Insurance Brokers Ltd. - Agassiz Branch • Miel Bernstein - Arbonne Consultant • Allenby’s Farm Store Ltd. • Cheam Source for Sports - Chilliwack • Coast Capital Savings Credit Union - Cottonwood Branch • Lordco Parts Ltd. - Agassiz Store • Sandpiper Golf Course

Adam Sippel for volunteering their time and effort to coach us for the second year. We had 14 players who worked hard to improve through the season with the help of our coaches. We got off to a

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Christmas Corner Send Christmas Wishes or Advertise Christmas Crafts, Fairs and Sales! Call Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

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Ron Adams slipped away peacefully on November 13, 2011 at Chilliwack General Hospital. Ron had a passion for sports, camping and riding his motorcycle. Ron was born in Turner Valley, Alberta on January 9, 1928 and moved to the lower mainland of BC in the early 1940’s. He is survived by his loving wife Margaret Adams (nee Allan), his brother, James Adams; his son, Ron Adams, daughter in law Julie (nee Sanford); four grandchildren, Robert, Matthew, Christina and Jennifer and his daughter, Laurie Adams. Although he was so vivacious in life, Alzheimer’s Disease took hold of him in his later years. We would like to thank the staff at the Emergency Ward at Chilliwack Hospital, Dr. McIntosh and all our family and friends who have supported Ron and Margaret over the past few years. No services will be held; in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, 300 - 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2 Henderson’s Funeral Homes and Crematorium Ltd. Chilliwack, BC 604-792-1344 Please visit www.hendersonsfunerals.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.

Harrison Mills Christmas Craft Fair Saturday & Sunday November 26 & 27, 2011 10.30 am - 4 pm Local Crafters & Artisans Vendor Tables Available Harrison Mills Community Hall 1995 School Rd, Harrison Mills, BC For more information please contact Mary-(604)796-9261 or Sara-(604)807-5991

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Little Mountain Elementary Shopping Extravaganza Where: 9900 Carleton Street in Chwk (In the gym) When: Saturday Nov. 19th Time: 10am-4pm Admission $2.00 for Adults which gives you a ticket to win a door prize Children Are FREE Over 40 vendors and crafters Tim Horton's Coffee • Concession and BBQ Raffle Draws • 50/50 Draws • Krispy Kreme Donuts

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THE LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking: • Chaser • Hook Tender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Boom Man • Loader Operator • Hoe Chucker • Heavy Duty Mechanic • 2nd Loader Bucker man All positions are camp-based for the Northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resumes to : 250-956-4888 or email

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Employment Opportunities Cheam Village, a complex care facility located in Agassiz, just 15 mins. east of Chilliwack has the following positions available:

Recreation Therapist: As the Recreation Therapist you will be responsible for planning, implementing, monitoring and assisting recreation therapy service to our residents. The successful candidate will have a formal qualification in Recreation Therapy and meet the requirements for membership in the BC Therapeutic Recreation Association.

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Full-time positions working in the Convalescent Care Program. The RN provides leadership to the healthcare team where the focus is on the functional improvement of the older adult.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca 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 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. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 1000% Secure. 1-877776-1660. NEED CASH FAST? GET A LOAN ANY TIME YOU WANT! Sell or Pawn your Valuables Online Securely, From Home. APPLY ONLINE TODAY: www.PawnUp.com OR CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-888-4357870.

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LEGAL SERVICES

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Technician

The successful candidate will be energetic, outgoing and able to work with a flexible schedule. Must to able to work weekends and have related experience in activities and/or training preferred.

TRAVEL

EDUCATION

HELP WANTED

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Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161 DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179.

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HELP WANTED

A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Highway – BC & AB O/O’s $1.70+ per mile Co. Drivers 44c mile

EDUCATION

Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com POST RN CERTIFICATE in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; www.gprc.ag.ca 1888-539-4772 TECHS LIVE Large in Western Canada! Go Auto has 23 dealerships/18 brands. Journeymen can earn $120K+. Specialists can earn $150K+. Full benefits. Investment Program. Moving/training/tool allowances. Apply now! careers@goauto.ca or www.goauto.ca. WORK FROM HOME. Find out why over 1,285 CanScribe Career College Medical Transcription graduates, aged 18-72, can’t be wrong. FREE INFORMATION.1-800-4661535. www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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ELECTRICAL

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 J.H. ELECTRIC. Licence #7474. New installations, repairs, service. No job too small. Jim 604-798-5742

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Mini Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting at $30/hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

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

332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187. CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-796-4300

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

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

PETS

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is recruiting for the following Part-Time positions:

Journeyman or 3rd/4th Year

Prince Rupert Top Wages Paid

Saturday & Sunday November 26 & 27, 2011 10:30 am - 4 pm

All proceeds from this event will go to our playground fund!!

Local Crafters & Artizans Vendor Tables Available Harrison Mills Community Hall 1995 School Road, Harrison Mills BC

To volunteer or to donate to this event please contact Lori White 604-793-9128

For more information please contact Mary at (604)-796-9261 or Sara at (604)-807-5991

View Details at: www.rainbowchrysler.ca Call: Brian Musgrave 1.877.624.8207 or e-mail: bmusgrave@ rainbowchrysler.ca

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Friday, November 18, 2011 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer 19 PETS 477

PETS

2 P/B MALE Yorkies, vet â&#x153;&#x201C; 1st shots, 11 weeks old, $900. 604820-7053. BORDER Collie/Springer Spaniel X. Vet checked, dewormed, ďŹ rst shots. $300. Call 604-746-6728 CANE corso mastiff/presa brindle pups ready to go. Family raised. $550. Call Sara 8549615 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet â&#x153;&#x201D;, dewormed, 9 weeks. $650. (604)850-0573 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788 FREE- To good home. 1 female ragdoll cat & 1- 5mos male ragdoll kitten. Due to cat allergies. Please call 604-796-9935 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com MALTESE pups, 2 males, 1st shots, vet â&#x153;&#x201D;, dewormed. Family raised. 604-464-5077.

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION 838

AUTO FINANCING

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15 Arizona Ranch Lots! 50% OFF! AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1991 FORD F250 4X4 for hunter /ďŹ sherman 8 1/2 ft camper, old but good, must see! (604)826-8257

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

2005 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT cr.cab, lthr, s.box 6â&#x20AC;? lift Hemi St#59 $14,900 DL#31038 604-855-0666

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1997 Ford 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Travel Home Country cruiser by Knight Hill RV, exc cond, fully equip. $15.000. (604)751-0122

DUPLEX/4-PLEX

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

OLIVER. Beautiful furnished 2 bdrm condo, only $116/mo strata fee, will take trade. Only $205,000. Contact (604)869-1111

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2003 21â&#x20AC;&#x2122; WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, beautiful cond. $16,500 obo. 604-287-1127 2005 Wilderness 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel, 13â&#x20AC;&#x2122; slide, rear lounge, fbrgls siding, very clean, $18,900. (604)556-3635

2011 ADVENTURER 980RDS

HOMES WANTED

636

2007 FORD F350 XLT pwr srtk diesel cr.cab 4X4 auto ST#128 SALE! $14,900 DL#31038 604-855-0666

2011 EVER-LITE 31RKS

2007 GMC ext 1 ton cargo van, 280,000 all hwy km, 6L, fully loaded, all factory options, GM dealer serviced from new, exc cond. $11,995. Call (604)351-7333

548

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 â&#x20AC;˘ Twins â&#x20AC;˘ Fulls â&#x20AC;˘ Queens â&#x20AC;˘ Kings 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

MOVING SALE 3 pc coffee table set, Dining room table with 6 chairs, 3 pc set-Loveseat, rocking chair & ottoman, 20â&#x20AC;? tv w/ stand, 3 pc bedroom set, Refrigerator, Dresser, Coffee table

(604)796-3676 OAK TABLE WITH LEAF, 4 chairs $200; china cabinet $100; loveseat $200; wrought iron glass top table w/ 4 chairs $250; variety white wicker furniture, various prices. 604-796-2529

560

MISC. FOR SALE

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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MISC. WANTED

COLLECTING OLD CANADIAN AND AMERICAN COINS. Call Travis 604-796-0320

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PEARL DRUM SET, $1200, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

2000 FOCUS SE auto, 4/dr, 179K, fully loaded. Drives like new. Health forces sale. $2400. 778-893-4866 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

2006 Chevy Cobalt SS blk, loaded, 5spd, s/rf. Mint. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59k $9800. 604-789-4859. 2010 Chev Impala, 4 dr Sedan, 61,000k, exc cond., $13,900. Call 604-309-4001.

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1992 Nissan Sentra 5 sp Std, 210,k, aircared, runs great, cheap on gas, $1200. (604)858-6864

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

1996 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto runs good black w/gray, clean st#137 $2495 DL#31038 604-855-0666

FERTILIZERS

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

Dual pane windows, A/C, slide out bike rack, elec. rear stab jacks, and MORE! $37,995 (Stk.29577) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr auto, a/c, pwr L/D, Aircared st#142 $1900 DL#31038 604-855-0666

2000 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible fully loaded very low 18,900K $20,000obo 604-866-8093

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. Steel Buildings. Reduced Factory Inventory. 30x36 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reg $15,850 Now $12,600; 36x58 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reg $21,900 Now $18,800, 48x96 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reg $48,700 Now $41,900; 81x130 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Reg $121,500 Now $103,900. Source# 1N4 800-964-8335

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 bd 1 bth. Shrd lndry. Sm. pets neg. No Smkng. Avail. Dec 1st. $725. 604-835-8070. HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$575/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132 HHS-Newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d 1 bdrm apt w/ view of lake & mount., nice deck, inclds cable. NP/NS $545/m + util 604-856-2479

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HOMES FOR RENT

2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519 2002 KIA SPECTRA - 4 dr. 4 cyl. auto, air, c/d player & more exc. cond. $2250 (604)556-4242 2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6600 ďŹ rm. 604-538-9257.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,230 (604)328-1883

2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $18,900. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra ďŹ&#x201A;oor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819

1988 S15 extra cab 4x4, auto, blue, air, canopy, good cond., $2499. Call (604)819-4857 1991 FORD F150, XLT 4x4, 5.8L auto, reg. cab, 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box w/canopy, 210,000km. Needs minor repair. $1700 obo (604)820-8218 1994 MAZDA PICK UP, with canopy, V6, 5 spd standard, 178,000 km. excellent cond. $3400 obo. Call (604)860-0222 ask for Ed. 1995 Ford F150 4.9L, 5spd, 198,km, 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; box, ďŹ breglass cap, aircare 2013. $1500. (604)751-0122 199 DODGE CARAVAN auto 7 pgr, windo tint a/c runs goos st#139 $1995 DL#31038 604-855-0666

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AGASSIZ. 1747 Garden Pl. 4 bdrm, 5 appl., avail now $1200/mo. + util., approx 10x20 workshop. Pets negot. Call Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage. (604)792 0077

2011 NISSAN VERSA 4dr auto black loaded, 14,000kms. Asking $11,900 obo. 778-895-7570

757

2011 Nissan Versa Htch bck, fully loaded, 33,000km like new. whlse price $11,800, 793-5520 (5961)

WANTED TO RENT

WANTED TO RENT- Mature, employed single mother of two university aged children looking for affordable 2 bdrm rental in the Cameron Rd.- Golf Rd. off Hwys 7 & 9 area. (778)983-0655

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca

2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278

2007 FORD F350 XLT pwr strk diesel cr.cab4X4 auto s.box $16,900 ST#126 DL#31038 604-855-0666

UTILITY TRAILERS

Notice to Creditors and Others

Clive Sidney Mellor, deceased Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of the late CLIVE SIDNEY MELLOR, formerly of 5474 McCallum Road, PO Box 437, Agassiz, British Columbia, V0M 1A0, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, c/o Rose Shawlee, Lawyer, 9259 Main Street, PO Box 390, Chilliwack, BC V2P 6K2, before December 31, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice. MD Private Trust Company Executor Baker Newby LLP Lawyers

1997 LINCOLN MARK 8 LSC black, 182K, 1 owner, garage kept, $6500 (604)820-8218.

BUILDING SUPPLIES

2005 GMC 3/4 T longbox extâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d cab, Duramax, leather, 65K, incl 5th whl hitch & brake ctrl, 1 owner, clean, $25,900. (604)556-3635

Awning, ext. speakers, micro., thermopane windows, generator ready, electric Happi-Jacks. $24,995 (Stk.31050) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

CARS - DOMESTIC

1993 LINCOLN Mark VIII, runs well, looks good, selling for parts, needs front air susp. $500. Located in Hope. 604-869-7329

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

2005 FORD FREESTAR SE VAN 7pgr auto a/c loaded tint ST#129 $4900 DL#31038 604-855-0666

2007 CHEV 2500LS duramax diesel cr.cab Allison trans, load,st#87 $18,900 DL#31038 604-855-0666

MORTGAGES

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

2005 FORD F250 pwrstrk diesel Qcab, 4X4 auto c/w 5th whl st#125 $8,900 DL#31038 604-855-0666

2006 FORD F350 LARIAT crew cab pwr strk Turbo diesel 4X4 auto s/box, runs good, loaded $15,900 ST#117 DL#31038 604-855-0666

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! DifďŹ culty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, loaded 4 door. Mechanic owned, blue, 254K Aircared, $800. 604-855-9601

FUEL

2008 FORD F350 4x4 diesel, loaded, super cab, 75,000kms, Asking $25,900. 778-895-7570

BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;?ROCK BOTTOM PRICESâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;? 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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

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TRUCKS & VANS

859

818

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

2001 GMC 1/2 ton, air, cruise, V6, low miles, $5700. Call (604)8595373

851

UTILITY TRAILER 5X10 4000LB Axle, removable sides, $1300 (604)820-0899 or 604-866-0546

6 mos, female, spayed, shots, for good home. $1200 obo. 1 (604) 392-3604

533

TRUCKS & VANS

2003 GMC 4 door 4x4, auto, loaded, air, champagne colour, $5000. Call (604)819-4857

Chihuahua

518

851

TRANSPORTATION

2002 BUICK RENEVOUS 7 PGR FWD auto a/c loaded tint ST#99 $5900 DL#31038 604-855-0666

Min Pin X

Swiss Mountain cross, 8 mos, male, very loving, $500. (604)845-2223, lv msg.

TRANSPORTATION

TRUCKS & VANS

The Annual General Meeting of the

AGASSIZ HARRISON SENIOR CITIZENS HOUSING SOCIETY will be held on Monday, 28 November, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse (aka McLellan Room) at 2008 McCaffrey Road, Agassiz, BC.

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COMMUNITY NEWS COVERING NOVEMBER 2011

2011 Municipal Elections

RECREATION AT A GLANCE

CPR Holiday Train is pulling into Agassiz on

General Voting Day Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Agassiz Agricultural Hall 6800 Pioneer Avenue

There’s something for everyone!

For the complete details see http://www. district.kent.bc.ca/pdf/elections/2011/ Notice%20of%20Election.pdf

We are accepting registration for the Winter and Spring Sessions of Variety Play. Reserve your space now!

FOOD DRIVE BLITZ Agassiz Fire Department along with the Boy Scouts & BC Ambulance Service will be doing our annual food drive blitz; canvassing the town core on Dec. 8th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anyone wishing to drop off any nonperishable food items before or after our food drive can leave them at the fire hall in the boxes outside the back door or call the Fire Hall at 604-796-2614 & we will pick them up.

The District of Kent would like to celebrate the following recent successes: • Being awarded a 2011 5 Bloom Award (the highest award) through the Provincial Communities in Bloom • Successfully hosted 2500 guides and chaperons during the Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous Girl Guide event this past summer • Celebrated 10 years of making the community healthier at the Fitness / Activity Centre in October • Scott Hurst, District Gardener has recently been awarded his Tree Risk Assessment Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture

Come join the Agassiz Fire Department as a Junior Fire Fighter!

Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Preschool Children

Variety Play is a recreation based preschool program which will encourage your child to make new friends, learn about our community, sing songs, be creative doing craft projects, celebrate the seasons and much more! This program is offered two hour per day, two days per week for children 2.5 to 5 years of age. Jan 10 – Apr 05 T/Th 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Post Dated Cheques accepted.

School Age Children

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train hits the rails again in November, visiting over 140 communities across our network. Since the program’s inception back in 1999, more than $5.6 million and over 2.45 million pounds of food has been collected in Canada and the United States. The goal of the Holiday Train is to collect food and money for local food banks and to raise awareness in the fight against hunger. At each event, the Holiday Train provides a box car stage, a line up of great musical talents and a corporate contribution to the local food bank. The community, in turn, is encouraged to donate food and funds, all of which stays in the community. Tracey Brown and Valdy are this year’s featured performers on the CPR train. District trucks and CUPE Local 458 staff will be on hand to accept your contributions to our local food back.

Afterschool Drop in Program Join Amber and Natasha at Kent Elementary School after school on Tuesday and Thursdays from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm for some sports, crafts and games. This is a free program for ages 7 – 12 years. Parents must complete a registration form at the Fitness / Activity Centre prior to their child’s attendance.

Adult Recreation Winterscapes Photography Class with Stephan Baker The class will meet at the Fitness/Activity Centre and then go to Harrison Lake to capture the beauty that the Winter season has to offer. You must preregister at the centre for this workshop at least one week before. Dec 3 – Sat 12:45-4:00 p.m. $75

Fitness/Activity Centre Holiday Hours December 24 ...................................... CLOSED December 25 ...................................... CLOSED December 26 ...................... 8:00 am – 1:00 pm December 27 - 30 ................. REGULAR HOURS December 31 ..................... 7:00 am – 5:0 0pm January 1 .......................................... CLOSED January 2 ........................... 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrating b Years! at the

F itness / A ctivity C entre Thank you for helping with our party plans!

Marge Hughes Sheila Robertson Henry Fabritz Amber Kliever Jasmine Wouda Bertha Smith Mike Edwards Ronelle Roode Marie Christie

(Ages 15-17)

For more information contact Fire Chief Dyer at 604-796-2614

Upcoming Council Meeting: November 28, 2011 (Monday) Municipal Hall - Centennial Centre at 7:00 p.m.

NEW!

Wednesday is Drop in Sports Night for Adults at the Agassiz Christian School!

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. beginning November 23, 2011 – March 28, 2012 on Wednesdays (15 sessions in all) Participants must pay a $15 registration fee at the Fitness/Activity Centre to be included in the action. For more information call 604-796-8891. Lead by Marcus Van Reeuwyk.

Congratulations to Louine Sciotti Name that Face Contest Winner of a 12 Month Fitness Pass.

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

Nov18, 2011 Hope Edition  

Life in Agassiz Harrison Hope BC

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