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and plenty of discussion in council meetings. The Village held several community discussions to Ànd a way to either keep the site open, or Ànd a suitable alternative. Economic development ofÀcer Andre Isakov brought a report to council two weeks ago announcing that First Class Waste Services would be

the company to bring curbside collection to Harrison. The services will begin on January 1, following a series of two open houses. One was held on Tuesday, and another is scheduled for today. The services will include garbage pickup, unlimited household recycling and weekly green waste pickup. It will be mandatory for all

single family and duplex units, of which there are about 575 units. The service will be billed through the municipality. Multi-family dwellings will have the option of using the service as well, and will be encouraged to contact the Village for arrangements. For more information on the open houses, phone the Village at 604-796-2171.

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equipment would also be replaced. The estimated costs of such a project is about $270,000 plus taxes, based on an analysis by van der Zalm + associates. A request for funding will be put through the Towns for Tomorrow program, run by the provincial government.

That's the same program that helped fund the current renovations at Harrison Memorial Hall. Towns for Tomorrow offers up to 80 per cent of the cost of infrastructure development. For a project of the estimated cost of the spray park, that would equal a grant

of about $216,000. The district's portion of the total would come from development cost charges. Staff is hoping a spray park would help stimulate the downtown core businesses, and boost participation in events such as the Summer Concert Series and Farmers' Market.

Local hikers, bikers have a chance to discuss trails Do you use public trails, regional parks or other outdoor playgrounds? The Fraser Valley Regional District is hoping anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation will give a few minutes of their time this month. The FVRD is working with Metro Vancouver to develop a plan for outdoor recreational demands and trends, and they've created an online survey to target speciÀc needs. The survey asks for general information, along with detailed information about what the types of outdoor activities you participate in, and exactly which large park areas you use, including Harrison area parks. It also asks how often you participate in each activity, how far you would travel to enjoy the outdoors and what services you would expect once you get there, such as washrooms, water fountains, children's play areas, marked trails and showers. There is also a chance to be heard in regards to what you may feel is lacking in regional parks. The survey can be found at www.fvrd.bc.ca, under the heading Hot Topics. It takes about 10 minutes to complete, and will be available online for the public to access until sometime in mid to late November. news@ahobserver.com

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Run-of-river projects are stirring up a bit of controversy, as more of the water-diverting power plants are quietly popping up in the Fraser Valley hinterlands. But, as our need for power continues to grow, so does the need for power sources, said Graham Horn, executive vice president of Cloudworks Energy. And run-of-river technology has been chosen by B.C. Hydro as a "clean energy" source, offering contracts to companies to construct and operate projects around the province. Cloudworks is among a handful of companies which have won bids to build those projects. While these are being built in many small communities, Cloudworks is focused on areas around Stave Lake and Harrison Lake. The basic technology behind these projects is nothing new, Horn explains. Hydropower has been used in North America since the late 1800s, about the time Niagara Falls started

powering street lights in that city. But even before then, waterwheels (hydropower in its most basic form) were used by ancient civilizations; the Chinese, Romans and Indians all engineered hydropower in some form, often to power machines such as gristmills. But there has been a resurgence of the technology, and Horn acknowledges that the projects have some people worried. (See related story below.) When Cloudworks Ànishes their next projects in the area, they'll have six in total here (producing about the same amount of power needed to run a city the size of Chilliwack). While some people, such as local MLA Barry Penner, tout the wonders of run-of-river projects, others, such as pundit Rafe Mair, use the run-of-river projects to denounce the Liberal party. Much of the worry is about effects on the environment. The concerns are valid, Horn told media during a recent trip to Tipella, tiny community within

the Douglas First Nations at the northern tip of Harrison Lake. Yes, Horn admits, they are altering the natural course of waterways, and constructing pipelines and buildings in riparian zones. "We do alter the waterways. We do affect the salmon habitat," Horn said, during a helicopter ride to the remote area. "We try to avoid it ... we try to compensate for it." In fact, it's a Department of Fisheries and Oceans requirement that they compensate for any environmental impacts. "It's very strictly regulated. Our goal is to create more habitat than when we started," he said. "We've spent $3.5 million on compensation channels, and there are already coho and sockeye (in those channels)." The media tour he's organized is an attempt to shed some light on the projects, and their longterm goal. Most people will never get to see a run-of-river

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OBSERVER opinion Hard road paved for Liberals T LOOKING BACK - NOVEMBER 2009 Gordon Campbell’s slow fade-to-black resignation leaves the Liberals with quite the political challenge. Clearly, his decision was made, at least in part, for the beneÀt of the party. As the most unpopular premier in recent history, the longer that Campbell stayed on, the longer the public discontent with the present government. From that perspective, a fast-tracked change of leadership would be a clear advantage to the Liberals.However, it’s not that simple. The party has two choices available to it – select a leader from among its sitting MLAs, or, give someone else the opportunity. It’s easier and quicker to do the former, yet that carries a serious downside. Anyone from the Liberal benches is an integral part of the government’s decisions – if not in personal philosophy, certainly by direct association. And that will invariably impact votes in the next provincial election. On the other hand, if the Liberals clear the way for an “outsider,” such as Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts – who some experts say has strong potential to pull the party from the political Àre – the process is far more complicated. Because she doesn’t have the proÀle of the possible inside contenders, such as Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong, Watts would have to move fast and effectively to gain enough party support. Even so, if Watts or another external candidate were to win the Liberal leadership race, she or he would then need to win a byelection in a vacant constituency to take part in the spring session of the legislature that begins in February. The window for that is very narrow. Either way, the Liberals have no easy political road to travel. And they’ll do so in a very large shadow, unless Campbell speeds his exit. Abbotsford News, Black Press

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VICTORIA – B.C.’s Àrst-ever citizen initiative ballot question couldn’t be much simpler. Next Sept. 24, those voters who take the time to head down to the polling booth will check Yes or No to the following: “Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) and reinstating the PST (Provincial Sales Tax) in conjunction with the GST (Goods and Services Tax)?” When Premier Gordon Campbell announced a few weeks ago that the government would abide by a simple majority vote, I said it would be “mission impossible” for the HST to survive. Its chances may now have improved from “none” to “slim.” The question at least frames the only practical choice. Keep the HST or go back to sales tax status quo, without the refund that petitioner Bill Vander Zalm conjured up to attract signatures. I asked Finance Minister Colin Hansen about the question, the fate of the proposed refund and the impact of the 15 per cent personal income tax cut imposed by the outgoing premier. Hansen agreed that it’s important to have a simple question, although the implications for the economy go far beyond the tax at the bottom of your sales slip. As for the supposed refund, Vander Zalm’s proposed “HST Extinguishment Act” calls for the old PST to be restored retroactive to last July, with any extra tax collected under the new system repaid on an averaged basis. “But in fact what happens this year is that we would collect slightly less under the HST system than we would have collected had the PST system continued in place,” Hansen said. “So there would not be any extra revenues to the province, and therefore the whole thing is moot.”

Making the PST retroactive would also mean somehow collecting back taxes on 15 months worth of expenditures that are reduced under HST, such as disposable diapers, hotel rooms and business phone services. This would be administratively as well as politically impossible. In short, Vander Zalm’s proposal can’t be done, and the refund he dangled doesn’t exist. It’s too bad more people didn’t understand this before they signed the petition. So if you vote Yes next fall, you will still pay the federal GST, and you will get back some form of the old PST, once the provincial government rehires hundreds of tax staff transferred to the federal government. A Ànance ministry brieÀng memo, released last week, points out that if B.C. Áip-Áops and brings back the PST, businesses might leave the province. Some Àrms that signed contracts based on HST input tax credits may sue the government to recover their losses. B.C.’s reputation as a stable place to invest will be damaged. Then there is the personal income tax cut, which like the HST is intended to attract investment and jobs. Hansen has already notiÀed the Canada Revenue Agency of the 15 per cent reduction, so the income tax deducted from your paycheque will be reduced starting Jan. 1. That tax cut will put about $600 million a year into the B.C. consumer economy, a stimulus that will show up in government revenues. But the ministry forecasts it will be several years before growth Àlls the revenue hole. Hansen insisted that even with the income tax cut, the B.C. government can still get out of deÀcit by 2013 and have some “Áexibility” in this spring’s budget. All this of course rests on the assumption of an economy growing and recovering from recession. Indulging in the latest wacky B.C. political protest would almost certainly weaken that recovery. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com. tÁetcher@blackpress.ca


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War vet lost small medal at ceremonies Dear Editor, I had the pleasure of visiting Agassiz last week. Thursday being Remembrance Day, my daughter and son-inlaw took me to the local high school to take part in your town's commemoration of this special day.

Wherever I happened to be at the eleventh day of the eleventh month I would take time out to remember. This year it was Agassiz. I was very impressed with the planned events.The chosen M.C. kept everything running smoothly. The community's churches chose the

appropriate readings from holy scripture. The hymn "Make me a channel of your peace" struck me as the correct theme for all mankind to follow. The young people took their part, as did the cadets and military. To crown an orderly event, the high school orchestra rendition

of the New World Symphony was a perfect conclusion before marching to the lay the wreathes. Congratulations to all who worked to make your remembrance very special. I am a Second World War veteran. Sadly, I lost a small medal I was given in the Netherlands when

I visited the liberation event in Holland. If someone Ànds it please drop it off at this newspaper and they will make sure it is returned to me. Thank you for a great visit one I will remember. Eileen Little Nanaimo

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Harrison Hot Springs and the Miami River Stream Keepers. The “Miami Creek Water Quality Improvement and Environmental Damages Restoration Initiative” Project is funded by Environment Canada. The MRSk extend a very big thank you to all volunteers including Mayor Becotte and members of the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition. The second planting took place on November 4 after September removal

of yellow iris, which, like blackberries, can overwhelm and destabilize the riparian foreshore. Environmental compensation money provided in 2007 to the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition for the Miami River funds this work. Four leadership students from the Agassiz high school helped members of the MRSk and the FVWC to complete this job on Cedar Avenue. Again, MRSk extend a big thank you to these volunteers.

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Dear Editor, Two planting of the Miami River were done in the Àrst week of November. The Àrst on November 2 saw over 20 volunteers from Harrison, Agassiz and Chilliwack plant over 700 shrubs along the 200-block of Miami River Drive. Blackberry removal and knotweed treatment prior to the planting prepared the site for a variety of Áowering and bank-stabilizing native shrubs. This work is a joint project of the Village of

The Streamkeepers will help monitor both sites for invasive plants. Without routine maintenance, new plantings cannot be successful. Along the Miami River several noxious (legislative backing) and invasive (a plant that has spread and out competed native plants) weeds threaten the environmental health of the system. Two major culprits are Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan blackberry.

The Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council treated the knotweed in August and September and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs removed blackberry before the 200-block planting. H o m e o w n e r s inadvertently introduce two other invasive plants, lamium or silver nettle plant and English ivy. Walk the 400-block of the Miami river Trail to see for yourself. Where these two plants grow sword fern and other

shrubby natives are lost. Please put your yard waste at a green dump. Never dump yard clippings in the woods or along the river. The Miami River Trail network improvements will beneÀt the health of the river and of local citizens as they get out walking. You may meet Ruth Altendorf “bumbering” along. Thanks again for your support. Janne Perrin, for the Miami River Streamkeepers

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cent, because the force of the water moving downward is what's causing the energy. "The higher the elevation, the better," Horn said. Water is diverted into a generating station, after falling through a screen that Àlters out Àsh and river debris. Only the water that's needed goes through the screen and into the station. The rest of the water carries down the hill, as it would have naturally. The captured water falls through a pipeline, called a penstock. Sometimes that penstock is buried, other times it sits above the ground, depending

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moved through. However, development turned that ledge into a rolling incline, allowing Àsh to move further upstream. The Àsh are an important factor in river health, but there are other impacts Bayes feels should be considered. There is a "global paddling community" that sees B.C., and notably the Fraser Valley, as one of the most pristine areas to enjoy white water activities. Many

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of his customers are European tourists, here speciÀcally to paddle our rivers. They tell Bayes that in Europe, run-ofriver projects have been built on virtually every river that was previously a paddling spot. That's because runof-river projects and paddling are done in the same ideal locations — glacier-fed rivers with high inclines and plenty of water supply. There are about 10 rivers that are "paddlable" in the Harrison Lake area. Three of those are

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(One powerhouse requires about 10 times the average household.) The rest of the energy Áows into B.C. Hydro's main power supply. Back at the powerhouse, once the water Áows through the turbines, it Áows out into what is called the tailrace. The tailrace is essentially a new waterway that connects the water that was diverted back to the natural water Áow. From that convergence, the river carries on as it would have. The Douglas First Nation sees the projects as a step forward. Daryl Peters, former Chief of the band, said

the project strengthens the small community's economy, and produces less of a footprint than logging. It also comes at a time when B.C. Hydro and three communities at the north end of Harrison have Ànally connected. As of November 12, the power lines that have hovered over their heads for 30 years are now connected to their homes. That means no more diesel generators burning fuel night and day, to provide power for the 50 people who live on the reservation. "We're hoping to catch up to the rest of B.C. now," he said. news@ahobserver.com

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on the topography of each project. The development of these penstocks has created clearcut swaths through the forest, visible from land and the air. These have been replanted and will eventually be virtually undetectable, Horn said. And at Tipella, Douglas First Nation elders made the decision as to what trees and shrubs would be planted. The water is sent to a powerhouse, where it Áows through two turbines. The turbines create the energy, which is sent to a switchyard. Some of the energy is siphoned off right away, for Cloudworks to power its operations.

either already sites of power projects, or slated to become them. Those are Douglas Creek, Fire Creek and Tipella Creek. The development means a loss in paddling areas, and Bayes says tourists are taking note. "They rent a kayak and go tour around, and they come back and say 'you guys are doing what we did. We ruined it.'" Bayes says. While paddlers could, and do, portage around the areas used by power companies, there are new dangers in those waterways now, he says. The power plant can unexpectedly Áush large amounts of water into a creek. For a paddler downstream, that could be not only dangerous,

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The 13th Annual Fraser Valley Metis Association Harvest Dinner & Dance will be held on Saturday November 27 at Yarrow Community Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Harvest Dinner Prayer at 6:30 p.m. (only 200 tickets will be sold)

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Local cadets tour ‘cool’ Winnipeg spots Submitted by Hans Mulder SECOND LIEUTENANT, 1789 ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CORPS

After hosting an air cadet squadron from PEI in 2009, 2010 was the

1789 Royal Westminster Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps’ turn to travel. For the 2010

Interprovincial Exchange, 1789 was selected to visit 213 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Qu’Appelle

Public Notice Proposed Property Disposition Partnership Lease Pursuant to Section 26(3) of the Community Charter, the District of Kent intends to lease the property at 1989 Green Road. 1) The legal description of the property is: PID: 003-418-308 Legal Description: Lot 45 District Lot 19 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan 63921 As shown as hatched area below.

The District of Kent intends to lease the property as a protective services residence to encourage members to reside in the community. If the District cannot secure an applicable protective services tenant, the option to lease would be extended to the general public. The lease shall commence in January 2011. The property would be leased at a minimum of $30,600 over a THREE (3) year period, plus utilities. Wallace Mah Chief Administrative Officer

in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Twenty cadets and two ofÀcers left Abbotsford International Airport at 6:30 a.m. on October 14. Upon arrival in Winnipeg, the corps moved into the transient quarters at CFB Winnipeg 17 Wing. The following morning, the Army and Sea Cadets met at the Manitoba Legislature for a tour of the building and grounds, graciously hosted by the Manitoba Attaché for Military Affairs. After an excellent lunch at 17 Wing’s All Ranks Mess, the combined corps marched over to Hanger 16 for a look at the C130 Hercules and more. Split up into several groups, the cadets received an introduction to the Hercules, a SAR tech’s job and equipment, the Dash-8 radar operator training craft, and the aircraft maintenance shop. For such an excellent tour, many thanks to the CF members based out of Hanger 16. In gratitude, these members received the 1789 Royal

Westminster Regiment RCACC commemorative coin. That evening, the cadets gathered at the Unique Corral for a sample of ranch life, including a cadet-sized western town, moonlight hay rides by James and Jade (the Clydesdales) and hot chocolate and cookies around a roaring bonÀre. For Saturday, the two corps were introduced to early life on the prairie at Fort Whyte. The enlightening tour included baking bannock on a stick over the Àre (and eating it!), learning about various useful plants, visiting both a tipi and a sod house, and learning to hunt bison the native way. This included lessons in throwing spears and how to construct and use a crush to stampede and capture the herd. After a morning in bracing wind it was nice to get into the warmth at the Royal Canadian Mint. Here, all of Canada’s circulation coins are produced, as well as coins for more than 70 other countries.

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We are happy to report there were no arrests as a result of this tour, mostly because the gold bar had a logging chain attached to it, and two watchful and armed mint ofÀcers. Unfortunately, photographs were not permitted. That evening before the Manitoba Moose hockey game, we paid a visit to 213 RCSCC’s home; Winnipeg’s “stone frigate” HMCS Chippewa. This was quite interesting as it also houses the Manitoba Maritime museum. There was a quiz to follow the tour, with the prizes including Navy “thunder sticks”, perfect for cheering on the Vancouver Canuck’s farm team. Unfortunately, the Manitoba Moose lost to the Grand Rapids GrifÀns, 3-2, despite the massive sea and army cadet cheering section, which made it onto the Jumbotron several times. For their last day together, the sea and army cadet corps toured the Manitoba Museum. The tour started with

fossils and dinosaurs and progressed to native bison and caribou hunting, the fur trade and the formation of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This was particularly exciting, as the Museum houses the replica of the Nonesuch, HBC’s Àrst ship, reconstructed and sailed from Portsmouth for the 300 year anniversary of the company. After silent Charlie Chaplin Áicks in the 1930s Winnipeg exhibit, the cadets took in Àlms about the Swiss Alps and about whales and dolphins at the IMAX. Then it was time to prepare for the mess dinner. Uniforms were washed and pressed, shirts were starched, and the navy mess rules fervently memorized. Despite all this preparation, several cadets were tried and convicted by the head table presiding over kangaroo court for various infractions, real or imagined. The guards (cadets who forgot their Westie challenge coins) were unable to protect the gavel (or complicit in the plot), and hilarity continued for some time. A paddle with marvellous rope work was presented to 1789 RCACC on the occasion of their visit, which was reciprocated by the presentation of a handsome Royal Westminster Regiment plaque. After the Loyal Toast, the mess was adjourned and cadets socialized and danced the night away…or at least until 11:30 p.m. Then with declarations of eternal friendship and email addresses yelled from the bus windows, we left 213 RCSCC for our last night at 17 Wing before Áying home.

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OBSERVER community â&#x20AC;˘ ECHOES FROM THE PAST

AGASSIZ-HARRISON MILLS DRAINAGE AREA

Golf pro Rhodes honoured 50 Years Ago, 1960 In the 1960s the Fraser Valley Regional Library offered its services to rural residents by providing a book van which made stops every second Tuesday at Lake Errock, Harrison Mills, Harrison River, Mountain (now known as Mount Woodside), and the Sasquatch. The schedule was listed in the local paper for residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reference. The Agassiz Library was situated in the Kent Municipal Hall and the Harrison Hot Springs branch operated in their Village Hall.

Recognition for peace officers at All Saints

The local golf pro at the Harrison Golf Course, Hal Rhodes, was honoured by being made a life member of the BC Professional Golfers Association, joining a very select and small number of people. By this time, Mr. Rhodes had mastered four highly successful careers encompassing a wide variety of interests. He had been a successful land surveyor with his own company, a businessman marketing outdoor goods, a respected professional golfer and a high-quality professional photographer. He attributed his success to admitting

his own lack of knowledge and weighing the ideas of experienced men under him before deciding how to proceed. The Ă&#x20AC;rst rugby match between the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Boysâ&#x20AC;? and the high school players was played in November of 1960. It was reported that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Boysâ&#x20AC;? took the match by using their experience to capitalize on a few lucky breaks and by kicking the ball out of bounds whenever they needed a rest. Echoes From the Past is submitted weekly by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society.

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Peace ofĂ&#x20AC;cers and correctional ofĂ&#x20AC;cers don't have the easiest jobs. And a day has been set aside to recognize the hard, and sometimes dangerous, work that they carry out every day, in an effort to make our communities safer. The Second Annual Peace OfĂ&#x20AC;cers and Correctional OfĂ&#x20AC;cers Appreciation Day will be held on Sunday, November 21 this year. And to mark the day, a special service will once again be held at All Saints Anglican Church. The celebration will begin in the regular church service, beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch, pipers and special guest speakers from the correctional system will follow. For more information, phone 604-796-3103. The All Saints Anglican Church is located at 6904 Lougheed Hwy., in Agassiz. Observer staff

Food drive The annual Agassiz Ă&#x20AC;reĂ&#x20AC;ghters food drive will take place on Thursday, December 2 this year. FireĂ&#x20AC;ghters will spend the evening going door to door, collecting donations for the Agassiz Community Services food bank. Watch for them from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and have your nonperishable food items ready to donate.

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Harrison teen heading to World Youth Day in Madrid Ruth Altendorf FOR THE OBSERVER

Regina Wenk is only 18 years of age, but has achieved so much already. After graduating — with honour in eight subjects — from Agassiz senior secondary, she is now enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts program at the University of British Columbia. Regina grew up in Harrison Hot Springs. She took dancing lessons since she was Àve years of age, was a member of the Agassiz High School Band (one of her honour subjects) and has become an accomplished dancer, musician and vocalist. But while reading Regina’s portfolio, it becomes quite clear that, though she excelled in all her school subjects, she never lost sight at all of the other parts of life and,

Regina Wenk is fundraising for a trip to attend World Youth Day in Madrid next year.

Community Corner November 2010

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United Church Christmas Tea, Bazaar & Bake Sale - Sat., Nov. 20th 1:30 - 3 pm Donations at the door. (Agassiz) Preschool Storytime @ Agassiz Library. Every Friday, 10:15 am Fun, stories, a little noise, a snack & coffee break too. Free program, drop-in, all welcome. Breakfast with Santa presented by Harrison Hot Springs Preschool & After School Care & The Village of Harrison Hot Springs, Saturday December 4 at HHS Elementary School Gym, 9am and 10:30am seatings. Tickets $5. Includes pancake breakfast made fresh by Oasis Bistro, craft table, colouring contest, story time with librarian Terrell, music, and a raffle that includes a chance to win a Nintendo DSI XL! For tickets call 604-796-8738. harrisonhotspringspreschool@shaw.ca Lego© Build-Up @ Agassiz Library. Nov. 18, with a special building day on Friday Nov. 19 at 3:30 pm. Awards day, Saturday, Nov. 20. All ages welcome. FMI call your library 604-796-9510. PS98 (Psalm 98) Music Ministry’s Grace and Gratitude at the Agassiz Christian School, 7 pm on Saturday, November 27th. Info and tickets $12. at 604-796-3116. JOIN US IN WORSHIP Group 4 of 4. Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sundays at 10am & 7pm. Call 604-796-9474.

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Depending on space limitations, each week we will publish a different set of groups and activities from within the community.

Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Highway. Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School at 11am. All welcome. For info call Rev. Mary Duncan 604-796-2680

St. Peter’s Anglican Church 51380 Church Street, Rosedale. Call 604-794-7252

All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. Service at 10am Sundays. At the Cross Fellowship Church @ Friendship Hall. Services 6:30-8pm All welcome. Contact John @ 604-796-2609.

The Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30am. Bible studies every Mon, 9:30am 11am. 514 Lillooet Ave, HHS. Call 604-796-9500 Everyone welcome. e-mail: hgc@shaw.ca

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must have been an unforgettable experience for these young people. Should you not be able to attend the concert in Agassiz, you can help the group by buying their “PS98 Grace and Gratitude” CD which will, and I quote, “present stunning arrangements and sparklig original compositions” and share the amazing faith experience from their journey to the World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia. Should you be interested in more information, contact Emee Wenk, the current St. Anthony’s Youth Coordinator, at 604-796-3116. While reading Regina’s portfolio, I could not help but be very impressed. I am looking forward to hear more about her in the future and wish her the best in all her undertakings!

Chris @ 604.796.4301

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Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and fellowship on Sundays at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Everyone welcome. 604-796-2429. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 7237 Morrow Road. Sunday, 9am & 11am, Tues to Sat – 9am. Everyone Welcome. Contact Father John Trischler 604-796-9181.

as a result, has a very well-rounded education. She has been a member of the Agassiz St. Anthony’s Youth Group, has sponsored a Àve year old boy from the Philippines, and has been volunteering for the Harrison Festival of the Arts, to name only a few of her endeavors. Currently, while living at UBC, she is now a certiÀed member of the PS98 Music Ministry and is involved with a group of talented young musicians. The group will be part of a “Grace and Gratitude Concert” on November 27, 2010 at the Christian School in Agassiz. Their aim is to raise funds for a trip to the World Youth Day 2011 which will take place in Madrid, Spain. To take part in the World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia

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At times, life’s path seems filled with things h t make k th i rough, h that the going And we wish there were a smoother road, for we feel we’ve had enough . . . But, if we pause a moment and remember Who’s in charge, The hills that loom ahead of us no longer seem so large, And every rock before us, when we know we’re not alone, Becomes, not just a stumbling block, bit one more stepping stone. Missing you daily, Sharon

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We are accepting resumes for an experienced Maintenance Engineer for a FT graveyard shift.

Born February 1, 1932 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Neil became a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion & the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He passed away November 8, 2010 at Cheam Village in Agassiz, B.C.

Candidates will require the following:

Neil was predeceased by his wife, Georgie.

• Mechanically inclined regarding kitchen appliances, laundry equipment, motor bearings, etc.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Branch 32 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Agassiz on Sunday, November 21 at 1 pm.

• Min. 4th Class Power Engineering certificate • Exp. with building and life safety systems and pool operator’s certificate an asset • 2 years exp. working with chillers and boilers • Able to troubleshoot electrical, plumbing, HVAC, refrigeration, etc.

Qualified candidates should forward cover letter and detailed resume directly to hhshr@harrisonresort.com, or fax (604) 796-4712. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. www.harrisonresort.com


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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

PERSONAL SERVICES 188

TRADES, TECHNICAL

LEGAL SERVICES

LAFARGE Maintenance Supervisor - Richmond, BC Ensures that technical standards are adhered to, safety rules and procedures are followed, pre and post job clean-up and planned schedules are met. Develop a strong culture. Technologist certification in a mechanical discipline or certification in a mechanical trade The preferred candidate will have knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment. Minimum of 5 years experience in heavy industry. To Apply: e-mail careers-wcan@lafarge-na.com with “Richmond Supervisor” in the subject line or fax 403-271-3153

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \ TRAVEL & FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOWPARDON (1 866 972 7366). www.PardonServicesCanada.com. Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-6873221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

173E

221

HEALTH PRODUCTS

ATTENTION DIABETICS with Medicare. Get a FREE Talking Meter and diabetic supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, this meter eliminates painful finger pricking! Call 888449-1321

CARPENTRY

The Renovator: experienced local carpenter specializing in decks, laminate floors, framing, finishing, metal roofs, vinyl siding, concrete, additions & painting. Commercial & Residential. Kelly 604-819-1936

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

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

GUTTER CLEANING

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

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

604-724-6373

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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800466-1535. www.canscribe.com. info@canscribe.com. POWERBOATS IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in between! GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehicles. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

HANDYPERSONS

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

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477

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 DALMATION pups, 1M, born july 1, ckc reg., all shots, dewormed, $850. (604)793-5130 ENGLISH MASTIFF pups, M/F, p/b, papers, microchipped, dewormed, 1st shots. $1900. (604)316-7615 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS working line blck & blck & tan, 8 wks, $650 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161. KITTENS. 8 WKS. Wormed. Himalayan Ragdoll X, B/W, tabby. Beauties. M/F. $75-$150. 604-823-2191 LAB PUPS, yellows & blacks, CKC reg p/b, shots, tattooed, exc temp, view parents, $750. 604-377-0820 LABS, Chocolate, Parents reg’d, pups not. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945

MINI SHAR-PEI Puppies Males/ Females avail. $800-$1200. 604315-8774. www.wrinklesrus.com NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! www.856-dogs.com or call: 604856-3647. PITT BULL PUPPIES, 5 weeks old, gray, white & brown. Very nice. 2M, 2 F. $500 obo. Call: (604)504-0738.

LANDSCAPING

knoke trucking

* 12% ROI – Paid Monthly •

Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact: Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or email jarome@dominiongrand.com *Historical performance does not guarantee future returns. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com. 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 DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member DROWNING IN DEBTS? Let us help. We have over 20 years experience helping Canadians just like you. Contact us for a free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or toll-free 1-877-556-3500. 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 will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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

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LEGAL SERVICES

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

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MISC. WANTED

FLUTE, Armstrong, student model, good cond., some music incl., $190. Call (604)792-6925 PIANO UPRIGHT. Wood, Mason & Risch, 30 years old. $800. obo. Tuning & moving your cost. No bench. 604-271-8843 lve msg.

REAL ESTATE ACREAGE

603

20 ACRES-$0 Down! $99/mo. Near Growing El Paso, Texas. Guaranteed Owner Financing, No Credit Checks. Money Back Guarantee. FreeMap/Pictures. 866254-7755 www.sunsetranches.com COMOX VALLEY - Beautiful 2 acre lot in a fabulous location near Seal Bay Park. The acreage is treed and reasonably level. This acreage will allow for various options to build your dream home on. Enjoy living with that rural private feeling and yet, just 10 minutes from town. Seller will clear spot for house which is included in the price, Call for more information 250-339-5027 $242,900

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MOVING & STORAGE

AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of moving/packing. Excellent Service. Reas. rates! Different from the rest. 604-861-8885 www.advancemovingbc.com

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN CONST. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. (604)618-2304 820-2187.

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ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, CKC reg. 8 weeks. Champion German lines. Pet & show stock to approved home. www.regenesisrottweilers.com 604 - 287 - 7688 TOY POODLE F, black, pompoos m/f black/tan very loved. $450 & up. Adult homes pref. 778-988-6591. VIZSLA PUPS, champion lines, shots, guaranteed. $750 email vizsla@telus.net or call 604 819 2115 Wolf X Shepherd pups, $450. 8 wks blk w/markings, dewormed, view parents. chrisjo@telus.net (604)8692772 Laidlaw, Hope

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! AMAN’S PLUMBING SERVICES Lic.gas fitter. Reas $. 778-895-2005

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB Ins. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hr. emer. serv. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362 GL ROOFING & Repairs. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB Ins. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hr. emergency serv. 7days/wk. 1-877-257-5362

545

FUEL

FULLY SEASONED, Alder/Maple, Birch, split & delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime SEASONED firewood, cut, split & delivered locally, $160/cord. Call 604-491-4481

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FURNITURE

Sofa Italia 604.580.2525

PETS 477

PETS

627

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

* SELL YOUR HOME FAST * Buying Any Price, Cond. & Location NO COMMISSIONS & NO FEES No Risk Home Buying Centre. (604)435-5555

LOTS

630

LARGE ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS FULL ACRES AND MORE! Guaranteed Owner Financing. No Credit check. $0 down - 0 interest. Starting @ just $89/mo. USD. Close to Tucson’s Intl. Airport. For Recorded Message 800-631-8164 Code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com. Offer ends 11/30/10!

SOFA & LOVESEAT, New, Wrappd in plstic, Leather, Bucket Seats, Indvid. Reclining, Brwn, retail $3299, Will sell, $2499. 316-4590

559

MORTGAGES

810

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION 845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

ALL VEHICLES WANTED

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

DONATE YOUR VEHICLE & BE A HERO ◆ FREE TOW ◆ TAX RECEIPT 24 - 48hr. Service

APARTMENT/CONDO

AGASSIZ, 2 BDRM apt, beautiful view, 1 car garage, lg yard, avail. now. Call (604)613-2800 AGASSIZ. 2 bdrm farm apt, 4K south of Harrison. 1400 s.f., large storage, f/s, w/d. Refs req’d. $700/m Pager 604-979-4233 AGASSIZ $575.00 One bedroom, elevator, new laundry facilities, storage locker, parking & walking to downtown amenities. One month free & discount to seniors 65+. Pet friendly. 778-918-9062. BEACHFRONT 1-bdrm condo w/ Murphy bed. Huge patio w/beautiful view of Harrison Lake $850/mo + util, w/d n/s n/p, avail immed. Call 778-294-1772. HARRISON HS lg 1bdrm apt. W/D in suite, avail Dec 1st. N/S only, n/p, dd, RR. 604-793-5335 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$550/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132

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604.408.2277 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1997 CHEVY BLAZER 4X4, sunroof, Air Cared, new rad & transmission. $2900 obo. 604-826-9279

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HOMES FOR RENT

AGASSIZ, 4 BDRM farm house, 3 full bath, 2 master bdrms, new home, garage, RV parking n/s, n/p, $1975/m. Nov. 1 (604)751-5096 Agassiz, 4 bdrm house, downtown. 1.5 baths, new appliances, $1200, reno’d & ready Jan. 1/11. refs req’d. 604-796-0209 leave message. EAST ABB 2000 sq ft 3 bdm hs with dble gar. for rent, avail Nov.15, 2 yrs old, $1700 per mo. 604-3026125 e-mail dokkside@hotmail. com HARRISON HOT Springs. 4 bdrm. 4 baths, 1+bdrm suite lower w/sep entrance. 7 appl, lge fenced yard, pets ok. $1400/mo or rent2own Tony/Sutton 778-552-0982.

747A SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAIN! Sun Peaks condo available for rent. Two bedroom, two bathroom ski in ski out. Special rates available for Agassiz/Harrison residents only. $200 per night (minimum 3 nights) over Christmas/New Year holidays. $150 per night (with 5th night free) during rest of ski season. Sorry, no smoking, no pets. For more information please call 604-796-2248.

NEED A VEHICLE? No Credit? Bad Credit. Cars - Trucks - SUVs. Good credit or bad credit. Guaranteed to Drive. 1-877-734-9242. Apply online www.Joanmasters.ca

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1985 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, 4 dr sedan , low miles, loaded. Offers? (604)795-9215 1996 DODGE NEON 4/dr, auto, AirCared, $750. 604-855-9587. 2001 BUICK LE SABRE. Looks like new, fully loaded, Michelin tires. 96K mi. $3700 obo. 604-850-8475 2001 Buick LESABRE “LTD” Estate sale. 129K sunroof h/leather seats, like new $6700 obo. 604-593-5072 2003 FORD FOCUS sdn 109K, 5 spd, new battery & clutch, power doors /locks, cd, a/c excell cond., Aircared till March 2012, full set of winter tires on steel rims included $4850 obo (604)855-7841

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION HARRISON HOT Springs - condo to share: ns, nd quiet female looking for a roommate to share condo. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, balcony overlooking miami river. very quiet building winter and summer. resident cat, no other pets please. $625 all inclusive. 604-860-3919

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***** 2008 MALIBU ***** Auto, Fully Loaded! No accidents 44K, $9900. Call 778-840-8185.

SUITES, LOWER

MISSION 3 bdm + den 1300 sq ft suite. New kitchen w/3 stainless appls. Own ldry. Big bdrms w/ closets. Full bath rm. Lots of yard to enjoy. $950 + % utilities. NS NP Ready now 604-556-9903 MISSION large 2 bdrm basement suite, College Heights area, dw, wd, incl utilities/parking, vacant, covered patio, ns/n/p 604-961-2102

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2007 Nissan Sentra, 2.0S, auto, loaded, ex cond., 56k, Man. Warr til May 2012, $12,300 (604)793-4625 2010 MAZDA 3 hatchback, 14,000k, a/c, tilt steering, cloth interior, 1 owner, rust colour, $19,500. Call (604)847-0514

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRUCKS & VANS

1983 F150 FORD, 3/4 ton, with canopy, clean box, seats 6. No rust. $1800. Call (604)869-2142 1991 TOYOTA pickup, 3.3L, 5sp, canopy, box liner, hitch, 4 winter tires, well maint, aircared, $2600 obo. (604)796-0765 1992 DELUXE SPORT Travel Van, fully equipped 90,000k, newer cond Must see. $12,500. 604-535-8199 1997 FORD WINDSTAR, good running cond. brand new tires, $1200 1-604-869-3038 or 1-604-860-3004 1997 JEEP Cherokee Sport SUV Blue, 218,000KM, 4 DR, Automatic, 4x4, Tape Player (needs tlc), Air Conditioning (Needs Serviced), Dual Airbags, Tilt, Premium Wheels & Tires, New Radiator and Brakes. Tow Package also included. $4500 OBO You can contact Keith or Karin @ 604-536-5799 kobe@telus.net 2000 DODGE GR. CARAVAN, V6, auto, ps/pb, cruise, A/C. Ex. cond. AirCared. $3450. 604-854-6673 2000 TOYOTA TACOMA 2/WD Ext’d cab, a/c, tow pkg, exc cond! 58K. $13,000/obo. 604-792-5077. 2001 FORD Explorer Sport - 4X4 2nd Owner - Aircared - All pwr opts - remote entry - sunrf - AC - 6 disc CD w/sub - Leather - New brakes, Tires $5490 obo - 604-302-4077 2002 Chev 2500 HD, Silverado, gd cond., green ext/tan int, 225k, alum rack/rails, reg. maint $11,000 obo. Must sell! (604)794-5832 2002 FORD F150 XLT 4X2 s/c. One owner, extra clean, white. 4.6 efi, 4 spd. auto O/D, 4 dr. w/flairside bed, f.g. bed cover. XLT special appearance pkg, cast alum. wheels. $8000. Daytime/Evening 604-7467472. 2003 FORD WINDSTAR, fully loaded, Aircrd, looks new, runs good, Asking $1,950. obo. (604)504-0932. 2004 Ford F150, XL Triton, V8, long box w/bed liner, tow pkg, a/c. New tires, 237k, $9500 (604)392-7553 2004 FORD SPORT-TRAC. F/load. 145K. No accid. well kept. $12,900. or part trade. 604-217-6651. 2005 FORD F350 XLT, longbox, 6 L diesel, 4 X 4, ext cab, A/C, 130 km. $15,200. Phone 604-852-2407 2005 GMC Savana 2500 van, 4.8 auto, 60,000k, side barn doors, like new, $12,900 obo. 1 (604)751-0122 2007 GMC SIERRA SLE 2500, 6L., auto, 4X4 HD. 124K, still under warranty, $15,500. 604-864-6285 2008 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4, supercab, 4.0L engine, auto, cruise, red metallic paint, a/c, trler tow pckg, 9500km, $18,500. (604)795-3483 2009 Ford Ranger FX4, off road, super cab , loaded. 29,000km. Take over payments at 0% fin. thru Ford Credit. $19,000obo 604-796-3056

TRANSPORTATION

810

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

AUTO FINANCING

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

AT A CLICK of a mouse, www.BCLocalBiz.com is your local source to over 300,000 businesses!

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MISC. FOR SALE

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MISC. FOR SALE

. Whirlpool Washer & Dryer ................ $50 RCA TV Cabinet ................................ $50 Conair AC/heater .............................. $50 HP Printer ....................................... $20

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BUILDING SALE... “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES!” 25X30 $5449. 30X40 $7850. 32X60 $12,300. 32X80 $17,800. 35X60 $14,200. 40X70 $14,770. 40X100 $24,600. 46X140 $36,990. OTHERS. Front endwall optional. Pioneer MANUFACTURERS DIRECT 1-800-6685422. CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

1983 CHRYSLER LeBaron, convertible,collector plates, 4 cylinder, auto, front wheel drive, perfect black paint with flawless red interior. $5000 obo. 604-868-1841.

MISC. FOR SALE

TRANSPORTATION

Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring Business! Free Brochure - Website: www.kingsrda.ca - Email: mmacdonald@kingsrda.ca - Toll-free: 1888-865-4647.

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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

560

REAL ESTATE

BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 dave@mountaincitymortgage.ca

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BLUE HEELER/Staffordshire Terrier cross puppies. 3 males, 2 females. 2 months old. Very friendly. $300. 604-794-9908 BOXER CKC Registered flashy fawn male puppies. Champion Dam, Top Lines, Micro Chipped, 1st Shots. 604-596-2090 or 604-6140952 or 604-792-9003 BRAZILIAN MASTIFF/Staffie X puppies. 9 Wks, $500. 778-7893733, or email: filamastiff@live.com BULLDOG PUPS, family raised, vet checked, vaccinated, ready to go. $1500. (604)795-9007

AGASSIZ-land and beautifully renovated 2 br mobile home new from the studs in to include all new windows, new insulation new oak hardwood floors, new drywall and much more. come and look $149,900. own your own land!! phone for pictures 604-798-1952 Mt Woodside, Agassiz

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373A TELEPHONE SERVICES A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. CHEAP TELEPHONE RECONNECT! Paying too much? Switch, save money, and keep your number! First month only $24.95 + connection fee. Phone Factory Reconnect 1-877-336-2274; www.phonefactory.ca. **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).

MISC. FOR SALE

625

PUT POWER into your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

560

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com NEW Norwood SAWMILLS - LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cycle-sawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-of-season factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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POWERBOATS IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in between! GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehicles. Apprenticeship opportunity. Oncampus residences. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Buying Antiques, Estates, Silver, Coins, Flatware, Jewelry, Paintings, Native Indian Art & Artifacts, Inuit, Moorcroft, China, Old Metal Toys, Advertising Old Tins, Etc. 604-377-5748

ELECTRICAL

CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS - up to $17/Box! Shipping paid. Sara 1888-973-3729. www.cash4diabeticsupplies.com

EDUCATION/TUTORING

PETS

Call 604-796-3333

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HOMES FOR RENT

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HOMES FOR RENT

Top floor of house in Agassiz 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Baths, NS, NP Hydro & Gas included $900 a month. 1/2 mo. D.D. required. Refs. please.

Call 604-845-2705


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YO U R S O U R C E F O R QU A L I T Y LO CA L P R O F E S S I O N A L S

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Hal Jeffery 604-418-8743

Ron Maki 604-796-2560

   

Baboth Bobcat & Backhoe Service

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Licensed Bonded Insured

     

P: 604-796-0770

For FREE estimate call Phil

 Siding  Concrete  Gutters

Ser ving the Upper Fraser Valley

PLUMBING & HEATING SERVICES

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE PLUMBING SERVICES

Mark Baboth 604-796-2486

POWER WASHING

BOBCAT SERVICES

The RENOVATOR

For all your Service, Repair & Installation Needs â&#x20AC;&#x153;One call does it allâ&#x20AC;?

604-796-2705

 Heavy Equipment



     

Commercial & Residential Fibreglass & Wood Decking Laminate Flooring | Framing Finishing | Metal Roofs Vinyl Siding | Concrete Additions | Painting

Kelly @ 604-819-1936

KENT PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.

 Houses  Patios

TELSTAR WINDOW SERVICE LTD. Glass & Window Replacement Installation of Custom Made:                 7663 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC 604-796-2025

For your

Advertising needs: Call Chris @

604-796-4301

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

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

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS 604.796.1196 | 604.857.3375 (cell)

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

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM CARPENTRY SERVICES

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AGASSIZ-HARRISON OBSERVER – Thursday, November 18, 2010

Celebrate Christmas In the Country November 27 & 28 th

th

THE BACK PORCH

Dan & Lynda invite you to enjoy

new multiple sins this year, three

a coffee & a visit in a relaxed

varieties of Belgium chocolates

shopping experience. Christmas

with coffee beans & mocha

gift packs wil be available, all

filling, as well as Honey Espresso

Open: Wed to Sun 11am-5pm 6116 Golf Rd. Agassiz 604-796-9871

wrapped & ready to go. A few

Christmas at Kilby!

KILBYHistoric Site The Harrison River Restaurant

Fun crafts for all ages

is featuring a traditional Ham

throughout the day & Santa will

Dinner for lunch, complete with

be making a special appearance

dessert & beverage

on site from noon to 2 pm

Adults $15.50 Seniors $13.50

Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills 604-796-9576 www.kilby.ca

Child $11.50 Reservations Required

THE FARM HOUSE Natural Cheeses buy a raffle ticket to win a

each), Farm House Raclette

specialty cheeses, including

gift basket full of cheese and

with boiled potatoes and

this year’s Gruyere and

gourmet treats-all funds go

pickles ($7), or a slice of Farm

to the Haiti Goat Dairy Project

House Cheesecake with

treat yourself to a hot apple

warm berry sauce ($3)

sample our seasonal and

our new clothbound Cheddar •

guess the weight of a wheel

of our new traditional

cider and a Swiss Christmas

clothbound cheddar, and

cookie and visit the Live

enter to win a wine and

Nativity Scene in the stable (Nativity open 1pm-4pm)

cheese party for 6! •

enjoy a plate of Swiss shaved

Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm, Live Nativity open both days from 1 pm - 4 pm

cheese with fresh-baked Swiss-style braided bread ($5

LIMBERT MOUNTAIN FARM

Sample a variety of locally

our General Store. Our Bistro is

produced food products,

serving lunch from 12 pm to 4

enjoy Christmas goodies & hot

pm

Enter to win a basket of local

Open: Sat. 11 am -to 5 pm & Sun. 12 pm - 5 pm. 5493 Limbert Rd., Agassiz 604-796-2619

food products & browse through

www.limbertmountainfarm.com

beverages by the woodstove.

CANADIAN HAZELNUTS

There will be a free draw for a

gift basket & cookies, coffee & hot chocolate will be served.

Open: 9 am to 5 pm 6682 Lougheed (#7) hwy Agassiz, B.C. 604-796-2136 email: canadianhazelnut@telus.net


November 18 2010