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already. "The contracts are signed, Municipal politics co- sealed and delivered, and mes naturally to Susan Ann now we have to live with Johnston. that," she said. Her father was a politician She hopes to look into on the East Coast, and her the area's recreation servilate brother was the mayor ces, and is hoping to work of Pelly, Saskatchewan. with Citizens on Patrol. On "I think it was passed Wednesday afternoon, she down," she said during an was getting ready to meet interview in her home. "It's with senior administration in my blood." to discuss each councilor's It's just days portfolio. after she's been Of course, elected as the Johnston is new mayor of ”It’s not about no stranger to the District of Hope's politics. the people. Hope, and she She served on is pondering the council for nine It’s about the job ahead of her. years, taking politics, and There have been the last three off a few surprises, i nt e nt i on a l l y. I really felt such as the meJohnston knew dia that's been I could do a she wanted to calling to chat. take a run for lot for the "I've had four mayor while media interviews community.” she was sitting already," she said. on council, but "I hadn't been Susan Johnston didn't feel prepathinking about red for the job. that part of the She decided job." not to run in She's been more concer- the 2008 election, and got ned about the issues sur- involved in the community rounding Hope, and getting through a number of actividown to what's needed to be ties, including the Chamber done. Some of the hot issues of Commerce. surrounding the election inBut it wasn't just about clude the debate over who brushing up for the next should be collecting garbage. election, she said. While it was an interesting "We have to pay it back, election issue, she said, the always," she said. "You can't fact is that the current cont- sit back and complain and ractor has been contracted CONTINUED ON 3 THE OBSERVER

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District of Kent CAO Wallace Mah receives the results of the civic election while attending the Kent Fire Department’s annual awards banquet on Saturday night.

Post earns seat on Kent council Mayor Becotte loses to Facio in Harrison

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The results for the District of Kent civic election came in just minutes after 8 p.m. Saturday, thanks to the new electronic polling station. Three of the District of Kent’s incumbent coun-

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cillors, and the current mayor, all attended the local fire department’s annul awards ceremony Saturday night. At about 8:15, Kent’s CAO Wallace Mah received a phone call and began rapidly writing down numbers. Those at his table watched intently as the numbers came in, including incumbent mayor and council candidate Lorne Fisher, and John Van Laerhoven, who won the mayoral seat by acclamation. Incumbent councilor Darcy Striker earned 695 votes. Newcomer Duane Post came in second with 637 votes. Incumbent Holger Schwichtenberg

received 602 votes. Current mayor Lorne Fisher ran for council and was fourth with 477 votes. District of Kent comprises four council seats, and six were running for election. Incumbent councillor Ken Schwaerzle earned 418 votes and newcomer Bill Crouch earned 258.

Defeated mayor In Harrison Hot Springs, Mayor Ken Becotte was surrounded by supporters at Muddy Waters Cafe following

Saturday night’s election, along with a slate of candidates who had campaigned together. The slate included Becotte, incumbent councilors Dave Kenyon and Dave Harris and newcomers Sonja ReyersePeters and Richard Shelley. But it was Peters and Shelley who won seats in this election, while the veteran politicians lost their seats. Former mayor Leo Facio ran again, and won with 304 votes. Former mayor John Allen earned 181 votes and Becotte earned 158. Two other candidates ran for mayor, Leslie Ghezesan (24 votes) and Arnold Caruk (20 votes).

Nine people ran for Harrison’s four council seats, and only one incumbent councilor, Allan Jackson, won his seat back. Jackson topped the polls with 345 votes. Zoltan Kiss came second with 302 votes. Peters was a close third with 298 votes, and Richard Shelley was fourth in the polls with 284 votes. Other candidates numbers were: Andrew Baziuk, 269; incumbent Bob Perry, 261; Dave Harris, 237; Dave Kenyon, 205 and Niek de Brouwer, 205. The official swearing in ceremonies for the District of Kent and Harrison will each be held on Dec. 5.

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The Vancouver Zoo brought in a peregrine falcon and a horned owl to the Kilby Historic Site on the weekend, to celebrate the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. Bald eagles converge on the Fraser and Harrison Rivers each winter to feed, and offer plenty of opportunities for bird watchers and photographers throughout the area.

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Stuffing the Cruiser in Fraser Cascade

The Hope and Boston Bar RCMP are joining in the Stuff the Cruiser event in early December. This is an event that began in Chilliwack in 2009 and has grown throughout the Upper Fraser Valley area, with Hope and Boston Bar taking on their own events. “This is a really great way for the RCMP to directly engage the communities they police,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “The event provides a common goal for the police and the public to work towards together, helping people in need.” All of the proceeds raised through the event will go to the local food bank.

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The Stuff the Cruiser event in Hope is scheduled for December 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at Cooper’s Foods located at 559 Old Hope Princeton Way. The Boston Bar event will be held on December 10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Kal Tire located at 48075 Trans Canada Highway. The proceeds from the Boston Bar event will be going to the Boston Bar/North Bend Enchancement Society Food Bank. The Boston Bar Citizens on Patrol will be on hand to serve hot beverages during their inaugural year.


is a great kid, because she is thoughtful, hardworking, and is kind to others. She is a girl who stands up for what she believes in.

then not doing anything about it. You get involved in your community because it’s where you live.” On Saturday night, Johnston and her adult son walked down to the high school, just before the polls closed at 8 p.m She had a feelings she would win, but didn’t know the numbers would be so far in her favour. Defeating current Mayor Laurie French was bittersweet, as she regards him as a friend. ”We both love Hope, and we both want the best for Hope,” she said. ”But it’s not about the people. It’s about the politics, and I really felt I could do a lot for the community.”

Johnston is one of many women that now govern municipalities in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver. ”I think it’s wonderful, and I also think it’s long overdue,” she said. Premier Christy Clark’s success at the polls may have warmed voters to the idea of women in political power. But strong women have been always been around. Johnston looks to former Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo’s career for inspiration. Campagnolo was the first female lieutenant governor, was a cabient minister under Pierre Trudeau, and holds the Order of Canada (1973). ”She was such a good role model,” Johnston said.

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Bob Perry For all your efforts in your capacity as Councillor for the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. All the best, the Hooper family

To the residents of Kent, Thank you for your faith in my abilities and for electing me to the District of Kent Council. Together we will move forward in continuing to make this a great community to live and do business.

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New faces at FVRD board


All but one of the seven electoral area incumbents at the Fraser Valley Regional District board were re-elected Saturday. But mayors from five communities — Abbotsford, Mission, Kent, Hope and Harrison Hot Springs — who sat at the regional board were not reelected, meaning there’s going to be a sharp learning curve as the new mayors are introduced to the complexities of regional government. “It’s going to be interesting,” said Dick Bogstie, long-time director in Electoral Area G (Hatzic Prairie/McConnell Creek) who lost his seat to

challenger Ray Boucher by a vote of 129-87, according to the preliminary results. “The learning curve for everybody is going to be huge,” Bogstie said. Boucher was not available to comment on his victory Monday. Most incumbent area directors were returned with healthy majorities, except in the Chilliwack River Valley where challenger Taryn Dixon finished close behind incumbent David Lamson. Lamson was returned in Area E (Chilliwack River Valley/Cultus Lake) by a vote of 172-148 over Dixon.

Lloyd Forman was returned in Area A (Boston Bar/North Bend) by a vote of 138-33 over Jim Fougere. Dennis Adamson was returned in Area B (Yale/Sunshine Valley) by a vote of 10468 over Andy Bishop. Wendy Bales was returned in Area C (Lake Errock/Hemlock Valley) by a vote of 14718-108 respectively over Colin Faulkner and Mel Waardenburg. Bill Dickey was returned in Area D (Popkum/Bridal Falls) by a vote of 152-59 over Michael Henshall. Al Stobbart was returned in Area G (Deroche/Nicomen Is-

land) by a vote of 153-49 over Lea Ricketts. Bogstie, who has been serving in elected office nearly continuously since he was a director at the Dewdney-Alouette Regional District three years before it merged in 1995 with two other regional districts to form the FVRD, said he’s looking forward now to finally getting around to his retirement. “I’ve been doing this a long time,” he said, about his position at the FVRD where he was also chairman of the Community and Regulatory Services Committee. “I’m looking forward to time for me,” he said.

Grow op could have earned $2 million a year Agassiz RCMP busted another marijuana grow op last week, this time in the 5700 block of the Lougheed Highway. They had the assistance of the Centralized Marijuana Enforcement Team, the Emergency Response Team and the Police Dog Service as they executed a search warrant in a barn. The search started at about 10 a.m. on Nov. 17, but continued well into the evening as the operation was dismantled. Seized from the barn was more than 2,500 plants and about $300,000

worth of equipment, including two large generators and an industrialsized air conditioner. "Initial estimates put the grow at being worth approximately $575,000," said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. "Marijuana growers often cut several crops a year making this grow worth upwards of $2 million a year." One male was arrested on the property and charges of production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking have been recommended, she said.


RCMP spent most of last Thursday dismantling a large grow op in a barn on Lougheed Highway in Agassiz.



Thank you to all who Participated in the Remembrance Day program, who purchased wreaths and poppies, who stood in the cold making poppies available, who marched in the parade to the Cenotaph, who stood in the pouring rain at the cenotaph, who bowed their heads at 11 o’clock on the 11th. The spirit of Dr. John McRae


In Flanders Fields After witnessing the support for Remembrance Day In Agassiz Harrison Branch 32, Royal Canadian Legion

It has been a privilege to serve as Mayor of Harrison Hot Springs for the past three years. I sincerely mean that and have no regrets for having had this experience. My heartfelt thanks to those wonderful people that believed in what I was doing for the Village and to the terriÀc staff we have working there. My thanks and appreciation to Dave Harris and Dave Kenyon, who are true gentlemen and have served Council well. Congratulations to Sonja Reyerse-Peters and Richard Shelley who will be refreshing new voices on Council. Thank you once again to all those who gave me their support.

Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your new Councillor in HARRISON HOT SPRINGS!

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Service awards handed out to Agassiz’s heroes Ozzard commended for life-saving actions Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

For 52 years, the Agassiz Fire Department has gotten together to celebrate their achievements, and this year’s awards ceremony was full of congratulations for fellow members. Awards were handed out to numerous fire fighters on Saturday night at the Friendship House, including Wayne Ball, who earned his 20 year recognition. Officially, that award is the Governor General of Canada Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal In Recognition of 20 Years of Loyal Exemplary Service to Public Security in Canada. Ball served 11 years in Sooke and nine in Agassiz, and has no plans to quit his current role. He delivered his speech to much ribbing and laughter, but also applause for a job well done. Like many members of the de-

partment, he thanked his wife for being supportive of a sometimes inconvenient line of work. Lieutenant Dwight Schneider was thanked by the District for his many volunteer hours — 123 hours this year. He was also given the Province of B.C. 25-year long service medal and the Agassiz Fire Department’s 25-year long service pin and bar. Firefighter Ryan Chairot earned the James G. Morrow Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year. Lieutenant Mitch Baker was given the Carl Tyfting Memorial Shield Award for Firefighter of the Year. Four members hit the five-year milestone, earning a long service pin and bar. They were Captain Keith Myles, Lieutenant Mitch Baker, firefighter Trista Blinkhorn and firefighter Alex Klaassen. Firefighters Chris Wilson and Andrew Brohm-

an earned their 15-year long service pin and bar. An Honorary Lifetime Member Award was handed out to Captain Michael Price. Price also received the Governor General of Canada Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal in Recognition of 20 Years of Loyal

Exemplary Service to Public Security in Canada. On June 22, 1995 in Ottawa, Price received the Medal of Bravery from Governor General Romeo LeBlanc for going above and beyond the call of duty to save a life in a structure fire. Dep-

uty Chief Gerald Basten re-told the story of that fire to the crowd at the awards night. The biggest award of the night came right at the end, when firefighter Simon Ozzard was given the Commendation Plaque from the Solicitor General and the Office of

the Fire Commissioner. He was awarded for his heroic actions on May 24 this year, at a motor vehicle accident in Chilliwack, where he insisted that the person who caused the accident needed medical attention and should not be allowed to drive her vehicle any further.

Later, when the woman was being transported to the hospital, she went into cardiac arrest. On that day, she lived because of his decisive action. It is also a testament to his good judgment and courage, demonstrating a selfless dedication to life safety.

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The rookies of the Agassiz Fire Department sing Christmas carols at each annual award ceremony, and this year they were joined by the three members of the Junior Firefighter Program. Ross McInroy, Dave Kerr and Colton Ozzard of the Junior Firefighters sang with Andrea Seymour, Mike Shaw, Mike Vanlaerhoven and Ed Pineda (in back, not shown).

Thank you for supporting me as Councillor in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs for the past three years.

Two challengers voted to school board Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

There are two new faces in the Fraser Cascade Board of Education, following Saturday's civic election. One of them is Rose Tustian, who is actually making a return to the board after three years off. She will cover the Agassiz-Harrison area with incumbents Alan Fraser and Ron Johnstone. In the Hope electoral area, the new trustee is Pat Furness. Pat will work alongside current board chair Linda McMullan and Marv Cope.

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Trustees who were not re-elected are Jim Sinclair (who served Hope) and Marilyn Warren (Agassiz-Harrison). A seventh seat is held on the Fraser Cascade school board, in the Canyon electoral area.

That seat was won by incumbent Tom Hendrickson by acclamation. The school board meets regularly in a rotating list of schools in Harrison, Agassiz, Hope and Boston Bar,

Thanks to everyone who took part in the Harrison election (particularly the 181 who voted for me).

878; McMullan earned 1,115; Cope earned 946 and Furness earned 937. Warren and Sinclair earned 820 and 759 respectively. For full results, visit us online at

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To the residents and businesses of Harrison Hot Springs... Thank you for your support and faith in me. To my family, friends and volunteers who helped me with my campaign... thank you. Let us all move ahead with a positive outlook for our community.

John Allen Please stay engaged in your community. “ The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”.


and those meetings are open to the public. It was a tight race for school board, with Tustian and Furness challenging the incumbents. Fraser earned 1,012 votes; Johnstone earned 1,004; Tustian earned

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Chilly climate for B.C. carbon plan B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher B.C.’s carbon emission trading plan died last week at the age of four. No service was announced. The end came as the B.C. capital hosted politicians from neighbouring U.S. states and western provinces for their annual economic conference. Washington, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico followed through with plans to withdraw from the Western Climate Initiative, leaving California, B.C., and theoretically Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec to come up with a trading system to put further costs on greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuel kingpins Alberta and Saskatchewan wanted nothing to do with the WCI from the beginning, when it set a goal of 15

per cent reduction in emissions by 2020. This leaves B.C. as the only jurisdiction in North America with a carbon tax, and an emission reduction target twice as ambitious – 33 per cent by 2020. Because of that tax, all B.C.’s border states and provinces have an economic advantage for emitting industries. And with natural gas development booming and population growing, B.C.’s emissions continue upward. Industry representatives gave the legislature finance committee the view from ground level. Take farming. “None of our competitors have a carbon tax,” Garnet Etsell of the B.C. Agriculture Council told the committee’s Chilliwack hearing. “This has cost us, to date, with the last increase, $45 million a year. With the increase that’s anticipated in 2012, that’ll be $65 million. Keep in mind that the agriculture industry last year had a cumulative net loss of $80

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“It’s no wonder the finance committee has recommended major changes” B.C. This not only hurts domestic producers, it adds emissions via trucking or rail shipping. Then there is B.C.’s “carbon neutral public sector,” where provincial and local governments are forced to buy carbon offsets. The Pacific Carbon Trust then funds emission-reduction projects for big emitters such as

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Mailbag Mayor couldn't appoint Reyerse Harris defends his name after newsletter circulates As most of you know I had decided not to run again for the position of councillor in Harrison Hot Springs owing to insinuations made by a couple of individuals regarding my employment with Civic Consultants, a consulting engineering company that engineering services for the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. A group of residents convinced me to set my personal feelings aside and to run for re-election despite these unfounded accusations. Now with the election in full force this same issue has once again surfaced. My position has always been to refuse to sink to the level of making negative and derogatory remarks about other candidates. I also refuse to respond to derogatory comments that other candidates may direct my way. Unfortunately it seems to be part of the election process. I don’t like it and I believe most voters do not like it either. What I can’t tolerate and I feel I have to respond to are incorrect and erroneous statements made as facts. An “Election Newsletter” has been circulated stating that I personally charge the Village of Harrison Hot Springs $90 per hour for my services. This is simply untrue. To set the record straight here are the facts in relation to what I do for the Village. • Activities associated with my role as councillor — I am paid a salary to serve as councillor and this covers meeting time and the many hours I devote to analysis of all issues related to council business including decisions regarding development

and infrastructure. I am the chair of a number of committees such as the Canada Day Committee and Communities in Bloom. I am the council liaison to Mountain Institution Citizens Advisory Committee and Harrison Hot Springs Public Works. I have also served as chair of the Show Kids You Care Committee and I work with the popular Story Time in the Park program. The personal hours spent on all of these activities are covered by my salary as a councillor. • Activities associated with my employment with Civic Consultants — I work on a part time basis for Civic Consultants on numerous projects some of which are in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. I have always excused myself from council meetings where Civic Consultants proposals are to be discussed and voted on. Civic Consultants invoices the Village for work done based on an arm’s length negotiated contract for engineering services. I receive a salary from Civic Consultants for the quality assurance inspection work I perform for them but I absolutely do not charge the Village directly. If you have any doubts or questions about this please feel free to contact the Village CAO for verification. Whether working for the Village in my capacity as councillor or as an employee of Civic Consultants, I have always done the best I possibly can for this wonderful Village and its residents. Those are the facts. Dave Harris

I am Ian Maw, Director of Marketing of Harrison Hot Springs Resort and in my spare time, I am also the Chair of Tourism Harrison, this community's 'Destination Marketing Organization'. I recently had the opportunity to read a newsletter as provided by mayoralty candidate John Allen and wanted to set the record straight. Under the heading 'Election Spending', candidate Allen suggests that Robert Reyerse, the executive director of Tourism Harrison, was appointed by the current Mayor, Ken Becotte. Nothing could be further from the truth. Last spring, the board of directors sought a new executive director after the

resignation of the incumbent Stephanie Key who had accepted a terrific opportunity to return to civic administration. A selection committee including myself and two other members of the board interviewed four shortlisted candidates with Mr. Reyerse being the successful candidate. The Mayor of Harrison Hot Springs is not a member of the board and could not therefore be a member of the selection committee. Tourism Harrison is primarily funded by a tax on guestrooms of 'fixed roof ' accommodation providers with a minimum of four sleeping rooms. In Harrison Hot Springs, this includes a variety of hotels, motels and B and B's. RV facilities and campsites do not charge this tax. Visitors to

Harrison Hot Springs fund this organisation, not the taxpayers of Harrison Hot Springs. The Village of Harrison Hot Springs provides less than 10 per ent of Tourism Harrison's funding, this supplement supports the operation of the Visitor Centre and was in place when Mr. Allen served as Mayor. These are very challenging times in our industry, with fewer Americans coming north and more Canadians heading south – hotels and resorts across the province are fighting for a shrinking travel market. We are fortunate to have a strategic thinker like Robert Reyerse as our Executive Director at Tourism Harrison. Ian Maw

Candidates donated sign money In past elections in the District of Kent, there has been an understanding among candidates to forgo outdoor campaign signs in favour of a donation to

Agassiz Harrison Community Services. This tradition was started some 20 years ago to reduce waste and to support a very worthwhile local cause.

This year, $500 was donated by three candidates, Darcy Striker, Holger Schwichtenberg and Lorne Fisher. Darcy Striker

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Singers let the sunshine in Care home residents enjoying group’s songs and antics

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

For much of the year, a group of ladies have been bringing sunshine to the ones who need it most in Agassiz and Hope. Doris and the Sunshine Ladies started singing at rotating list of care homes in May, on a weekly basis, and for special occasions such as birthdays.

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But they’re not singing as entertainers, Doris Rusnak insists. “We’re sing-alongers,” she says. “And we wear silly hats to make the people smile.” Some of the ladies bring their instruments, Mary Fisher with her guitar, for example. Rusnak brings along her qchord, an auto harp with no strings. She learned how to play that while traveling down south over the past several years. “I was a snowbird for years,” she says, “and that’s when I started singing with a group.” In May, she decided it would be nice to share music with local seniors, and the Sunshine Ladies quickly formed. Each week, they are booked into one of the care homes to spend time with the residents. But those sing-alongs have become so popular, Rusnak and the others wanted to include the community. So, they’re bringing


The St. Anthony’s Youth Group is working with the Sunshine Ladies this holiday season, depicting a live nativity scene while the ladies sing songs.

their sing-along to the Hope Station House for a public event. Everyone is invited to join in the Christmas Carol Sing-along, on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. As a special treat, the youth from St. Anthony’s in Agassiz will be joining in, forming a live nativity as part of the entertainment. They are expecting

some of the care home residents in Hope to be in the audience, and they’re hoping to show the community some of the positive effects of singing. “We sing songs that people remember,” Rusnak says, and even those who can’t sing along, or can’t remember the songs, are often hum-

ming along and clapping. But most of all, they end up smiling. “We just look so ridiculous in our funny hats,” she says. To learn about the Doris and the Sunshine Singers, phone 604-7960442 or email doddi@

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The Kent Harrison Arts Council is a non-profit organization with a mandate, for nearly 40 years, of nurturing and supporting local arts and culture in the Agassiz-Harrison region, and is presently supported financially by the BC Arts Council, the Village of Harrison, and the KentHarrison Foundation. We provide the only service of its kind in the area, operating a public art gallery with 10 annual shows, including shows for student artwork, First Nations student artwork, The Monday Painters, and the all-ages November theme shows such as the ‘Small Works’ show on now until Dec. 4, as well as a range of programs accessible to all who wish to participate. Our community partnerships are extremely important to us, for without them we would be

strictly limited in what we could achieve as an organization, especially in light of the recent decline in government funding for the arts. The Harrison Festival of the Arts, the Agassiz Public Library, the Village of Harrison and Harrison Tourism, The AgassizHarrison-Hope Observer, School District #78, and the Kent-Harrison Foundation continue to work with us to provide the kind of services to the community we are so proud to offer. We continually strive to focus on our strengths as one of the smaller, unique arts councils in British Columbia, while finding ways to improve our professionalism and our profile in the communities we serve. On Nov. 27 at 1 p.m., we will be having our Annual General Meeting at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, 98 Rockwell Drive in Harrison Hot Springs. The purpose of the AGM is to elect the

Society’s officers and to plan for our future. If you have an interest in the arts, and in fostering pride in local art especially, we invite you to attend the AGM. If you are not yet a member of the Kent Harrison Arts Council, please consider becoming one as only members can have a vote at the AGM. Memberships are available at the Ranger Station Art Gallery for $20 per person and $15 for seniors. Over the next few months the arts council is going to be planning events to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, and entering into a membership campaign. Places like the Ranger Station and the programs offered by the Kent Harrison Arts Council enhance the quality of life in our communities. We encourage you and invite you to get involved and have a say in the direction the arts council will take over the next 40 years.

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Winter’s not sleepy in Harrison Hot Springs December calendar full of songs and sights once again willing to act on bethe Agassiz Carolhalf of all of us. My ing Fest at the Agcongratulations go to ricultural Hall and the new or re-elected so is the HHS Mulmembers of the Vilticultural Choir’s lage Council, while concert of Sunday, my thanks go to all Dec. 11 at 1:30 p.m. who dared to stand at the HHS Memoup and be counted rial Hall. Both con- this is what keeps certs are free but for RUTH ALTENDORF our village so via donation to the brant! On Dec. 5, at Harrison Agassiz-Harrison 7 p.m., come to the Happenings Food Bank and both Memorial Hall and offer refreshments witness the inauguand great Christmas ration of the newly-elected music to put you in the right council. spirit. This year, the MulticulBut now, after all the hustle tural Choir will also feature and bustle of the election, we the St. Anthony’s Women should take a deep breath and Choristers, Dru Yates, sopraconcentrate on the month no and Alix Robinson, celof December, the month of list. What more can I say? Christmas. By this, however, I Tthe first weekend in Dedo not mean to go from one cember offers more opportuhasty mode into another — nities to find the special gifts far from it. Let’s relax, enjoy, you are looking for: The Lion’s have fun! Christmas Market in Agassiz Christmas, in our larger and the “Christmas Crawl” area, is getting a headstart in Harrison Hot Springs - the with “Christmas in the Coun- “Crawl” being open both days try” at Kilby on Nov. 26 and of the weekend from 10 a.m. 27. The Trillium Restaurant to 5 p.m. For the kids, there of Minter Gardens offers is the popular “Breakfast with “Nutcracker Brunches” every Santa” at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sunday during the month of Dec. 3rd at the HHS MemoDecember. On Dec. 8, 7 p.m., rial Hall. Afterwards, in the it is almost a “must” to attend Village Mall, the winter ban-

ners, designed from pictures created by students of Harrison Hot Springs School, will be unveiled to culminate an event promoted by the HHS Communities in Bloom Committee. In the evening at 5 p.m., take the kids to the Harrison “ Lagoon Lantern Light-up”, for the children and those “young at heart” and at 6 p.m. the mayor will throw the switch to light up the village. Take a leisurely drive through Harrison Hot Springs and be charmed by the many beautifully decorated and illuminated houses on display. Last, not least, pay a visit to the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa and see the Christmas trees on display in the Tower foyer. They are there to be seen all through the month of December — don’t miss it! I am sure there is more and I will try to let you know about it. But, whatever we do, there is one event we should not miss: on a clear night, let’s walk along the Harrison Hot Springs’ beach, enjoy the view over the lake, the mountains and the stars in the sky and it will put everything into perspective!

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Though the Eagle Fest is over, the eagles will stay for the winter and nature lovers, never perturbed by less than comfortable weather, will keep looking for the one elusive and perfect photo to expose them. The photo art show “Nature Exposed” at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa is further proof that photography has become an art form all by itself. There is Fred Gornall’s photography, for instance, which shows grace, strength and fragility at the same time in its subjects. Then there is Aaron Goodis whose photos show a distinct touch of impressionism or, at other times, give the feel of “still pictures”. But there is much more to see and the fact that photographers love to tell how they found their images and how they look for them, makes a show like this unique and special. The elections are over, too, and here in Harrison Hot Springs, it was a tough one, as usual. In my opinion, it speaks well for our community that there are so many capable people in a relatively small population who are

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Construction of new hotel halts second builder to Mrs. Fred Striker, Valdean and Ted, and Guenther Schwichtenburg received a $25 cheque for having the best-paying pea crop. • Construction of the new hotel on the Lougheed Highway at Davis Lane had already begun and work on the downtown Agassiz hotel was halted. The builder of the downtown project stated he would not build a hotel to compete with another in the area. • Clubs at the Agassiz High School were starting up. Besides the var-

ious sports teams to try out for, students could play intramural basketball, start practicing for the cross country runs, take up rope climbing and gymnastics, or join the bowling league, or the Future Teachers Club, the Camera Club, the ISCF Club, the Library Club, or the Ballroom Dancing Club. The students council

was planning to hold a fudge sale at noon hour and sock hops were being considered for every second Friday. • Birch firewood was a popular item in the 1960s, with many people using wood stoves and wood fireplaces. Logs cut into five foot lengths were offered for $5 a cord or $9 delivered.

A family writing contest is once again being held to honour Family Literacy Day in January. Families can pick up their writing kits now from the Agassiz Library. Families must write and illustrate a children's story, and return their submission to the library by Dec. 31. Entries will be judged by a community panel and the winner or winners will be honoured at a special event on Jan. 27.

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to those who came to see the diverse ďŹ lms: “Reel Injunâ€?; “Schooling the Worldâ€? & “Pray the Devil Back to Hellâ€?. The ďŹ lms were enlightening & thought provoking, they all “ignitedâ€? conversation, an increased awareness & an understanding of this world. Special thanks for the technical services of David Ehret & Kieran Forge, to our community supporters, the loan of ďŹ lms by Amnesty International & the National Film Board. All of the generous donations will go to both our local Food Bank & Amnesty International (Vancouver). “When we enlarge our view of the world, we deepen our understanding of our own lives.â€? ~ Yo-Yo Ma

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50 Years Ago, 1961 • At a meeting of the Fall Fair organization, it was learned that the 1961 fair showed a good profit. Memberships totaled $324, gate admission was $246, games and rides made $818, food sales were $145 and the dance netted $135. The association had spent $1,000 for games and a new children’s ride, which almost paid for itself in the first year. The trophy for the highest aggregate points was won by Mrs. Lew Davis. The family trophy went

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COMMUNITY CORNER NOVEMBER 2011 *(Due to space limitations, each week we will publish a different set of groups & activities from the community)

LOCAL EVENTS The Agassiz U.C.W. - Christmas Tea, Bazaar & Bake Sale. Sat., Nov. 26th 1:30 - 3 pm crow and Terrill Storytime with Crackle. Back after a summer of reading by the pool, Crackle the library am. Drop in, 10:15 at Friday Every families. their and lers preschoo have a new season of stories and fun for free and a lot of fun. be purchased at “That Play Lions TV Bingo! Every Thursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4. Tickets may Store”. General s “Chehali or e” Hardwar Store in Agassiz”, “Ledoux Rehearsal at Hope Hope Community Choir: All are welcome. Ability to read music not necessary. 604.869.5886 Murphy Addie Contact fee. in drop $2 pm 8:30 7 Tuesdays Hope. United Church, 310 Queens, Music Director: Susan Westmacott 604.869.2185 n on “The Secret Hooked on Books: Agassiz – Harrison Library Book Club. Prepare for a great discussio pm at the Agassiz 6:30 14th, er Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd at the next meeting on Wednesday, Decemb your copy and be up pick by, on Come free! – Library. The talk is lively, the people friendly, the refreshments club. part of this drop-in, no-membership required :30pm Agassiz Library. Walk Like A Man: A Book by Robert And About Bruce, Saturday, Nov 26th 2:00pm-3 symbol of cool, a bit the was and young, was Boss The when up Bestselling author, Robert Wiersema grew tells is his own in Robert life the en, Springste Bruce to fandom devoted his Using of bad, and a lot of music. his personal life through wander his newest book. ‘Walk Like A Man’ is Robert’s just released memoir and a us will relate to of Many written. has he which story, but also a soundtrack of the times and places about Don’t miss an is. he thinks Robert that person ordinary ly seeming the era, places and predicaments of the free event seated, rst fi come, First youth. his of town the in book new his launches afternoon with him as he and his book will be for sale.

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Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Highway. Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School at 11am. All The Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday Worship Service welcome. For info call Rev. Mary Duncan 604-796-2680 begins at 10:30am. 514 Lillooet Ave, HHS. Call 604All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. 796-9500 Everyone welcome. e-mail: • Service at 10am Sundays. St. Peter’s Anglican Church 51380 Church Street, Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and fellowship on Sundays at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Rosedale. Call 604-794-7252 Everyone welcome. 604-796-2429.

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WE NEVER WALK ALONE The time comes when those whom have loved the longest and best will travel far ahead into a place of joy and rest... And we must walk a lonely path through shadows for a while without a certain kindred voice, a dear, familiar smile – Yet each day brings us nearer to horizons yet uknown and even when the way is dark, we never walk alone



Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators Highway – BC & AB O/O’s $1.70+ per mile Co. Drivers 44c mile Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: or Call: 604-214-3161




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ATLAS POWER SWEEP DRIVERS power sweeping, power scrubbing and pressure washing. Must be hard working with a good attitude. Burnaby based. Must be available to work nights and weekends. Good driving record required. Experience beneficial, but will train. Email or fax 604-294-5988 DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE TransX hiring O/OPS BC-AB Excellent Rates + Lease Program PH: 1 877-914-0001




Calling All Sports Minded Individuals!!!

$11 - $20/hr! Like music and a team environment? No experience necessary, no telemarketing, 10 openings available! Benefits after 6 mos.

Call Erica at 604 777 2195 .


A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect Neels Nurseries Ltd. Looking for full time seasonal employees to work in nursery. Must be capable of lifting & moving 75lbs repetitively for long periods of time. Start Date: February 10, 2012. Wage $9.50/hr email:

HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763


ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms seeking certified A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417. 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 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

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 heavyequipment INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. 1-866-399-3853 MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. POST RN CERTIFICATE in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; 1888-539-4772.



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Craft Fair Sun Nov 27 9am - 4pm 2895 Chowat Rd Seabird Island gym

Christmas Corner

$10/ table - 2 for $15. (604)845-3171 to book your table. Concession on site.

Send Christmas Wishes or Advertise Christmas Crafts, Fairs and Sales! Call Kerry 604-796-4300






Mt. Woodside Estate (Next to Art Gallery) #12-2216 Lougheed Hwy.

Moving Sale!

Crafts, Xmas decor, lights, jewelry, furniture, camping stuff, garden gear & linen etc. Sat., Nov. 26th - Mon., Nov. 28th 10 am - 5 pm Door Prize & Free Coffee!

Harrison Mills Christmas


The Women’s Valley Network would like to thank all of our sponsors who supported our 30th Anniversary Celebration on October 21st. For membership info & more, go to or call Marge 604-795-7455.

Saturday & Sunday November 26 & 27, 2011 10:30 am - 4 pm Local Crafters & Artizans Vendor Tables Available Harrison Mills Community Hall 1995 School Road, Harrison Mills BC For more information please contact Mary at (604)-796-9261 or Sara at (604)-807-5991

14 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, November 25, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130


PARTS COUNTER PERSON Experienced parts counter person required for North Island Ford Store. We pay competitive wages and offer beneďŹ ts package. Email resume to:

P/T AFTERNOON CLEANER Marquise Group is looking for a P/T Afternoon Cleaner for Chilliwack/Abbotsford area. Must be able to work weekends, 2PM to 10PM. F/T hours during holidays. Previous cleaning experience required. Duties include sweeping, mopping, garbage removal, etc. Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check. Please e-mail resumes to or Fax: 604-214-8526 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.





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 qualiďŹ cation in Recreation Therapy and meet the requirements for membership in the BC Therapeutic Recreation Association.

Casual Recreation Assistant: The successful candidate will be energetic, outgoing and able to work with a ďŹ&#x201A;exible schedule. Must to able to work weekends and have related experience in activities and/or training preferred. Registered Nurse: 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.

Please fax your resume to 604.796.3844 or email



NU-WEST Construction Products seeks a key individual to ďŹ ll the role of Customer Service Representative in our Richmond Branch. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing quotes, orders and ensuring customer satisfaction. We offer a competitive salary to be negotiated, group beneďŹ ts, and bonus program. Apply by Fax 888.853.5795 or email


GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

Required for Hazelmere RooďŹ ng Company. Full-Time opportunity available. Must have own vehicle. Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail : hazelmererooďŹ Gutter Installer required full time for established growing gutter company. Good driving record, people skills, team player. Email resume to: WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualiďŹ cations. BeneďŹ ts, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, proďŹ t sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 ofďŹ ce, or Jamie Flicek 780-846-2241 fax;


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HOME $ENSE - Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743.


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SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS - start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K.

Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, a building product supplier in Surrey has F/Time opportunities for experienced Sales Reps. Any previous sales experience is okay - weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll teach you the ropes!! If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re positive and energetic & looking for a long-term career in a progressive & dynamic company we want you! (Punjabi and / or Hindi also considered asset.) Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience, Full BeneďŹ ts & THE BEST WORK ENVIRO.


J.H. ELECTRIC. Licence #7474. New installations, repairs, service. No job too small. Jim 604-798-5742 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




ABBY STEEL Fab Shop looking for exp. misc. metals installer/welder. Resumes to: ACE CONSTRUCTION IS HIRING POWERLINE TECHNICIANS AND INDENTURED APPRENTICES FOR ALBERTA Email Fax 403-253-6190

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






NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or YELLOW LABS, REGISTERED health guaranteed. Yorkshire Terrier pups, CKC, 2M, tails dock, dew claws, micro. Ready to go. $1000. (604)858-9758



660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


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





AGASSIZ, 2 bdrm, corner unit, Woodside Terrace, laminate ďŹ&#x201A;rs, $700. Sm. pet negot. 604-847-0545


T. Marlowe Manor Spacious 1 bdrm available now. Ask about our seniors discount. Pets upon prior approval.



#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Mini Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting at $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.



604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Floors & Finishing â&#x20AC;˘ Insured â&#x20AC;˘ WCB â&#x20AC;˘ Written Guarantee â&#x20AC;˘ Free Est. â&#x20AC;˘ 20 Years Exp. 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!



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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, ďŹ&#x201A;at rfs. Cln Gutters $80. 1-855-240-5362



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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





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



WANTED: Corn silage. 1389




BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, fem. $450. Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360 Carin Terrier X - 6 month male, all shots done. Comes with crate, toys, food, $550. Call 604-996-8895 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 or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet â&#x153;&#x201D;, dewormed, 9 weeks. $600. (604)850-0573 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788 COCKAPOO Puppies ~ 9 wks old, looking for loving/caring home, all shots, $500 neg (604)476-2420 Maple Ridge

NEWLY renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d bsmt home. Lg private fenced yd. 3 Bed/2 bath. Near P.Arch Hosp, schools. Pet ok. $1500. Avail. Dec.1. Contact



Agassiz- 2 brm, bright 4 appl., n/p. DD & Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, NS. $700/mo, incds heat & hyd. (604)796-9052 HHS- 1bdrm suite, Avail. Jan. 1/12. Would suit single female. N/S, sm. pet ok. Util. inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, DD & ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $650/mth. 604-316-7508



CHRISTIAN family seeking Responsible renter(s).1,000sf Upstairs suite. 2 BR, 1 Bath, W/D. Hydro. NO Pets/Smkg. $800 + Gas. 604308-4292



1967 MUSTANG Fiberglass Shelby body parts. Full set, must sell. $2500. 604-859-6418.

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.

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

MATTRESSES staring at $99



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


Harrison Hot Springs, 421 Miami River Dr. 3bdrm, 2 bath, gas f/p, 2 car garage, 5 appl., fenced yard, no pets, exc. cond. avail. now. $1300/m Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604-792-0077




HARRISON, 905 Hot Springs Rd. 3 bdrms, new renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Lrg yard. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s req. Avail now. 604-792-9097.

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HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$575/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132


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.


BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ROCK BOTTOM PRICESâ&#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.



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



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



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


Friday, y November 25, 2011 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer 15 TRANSPORTATION 810







2011 SALEM T23FD

Pass through storage, DSI water heater, outside shower, enclosed / heated fresh water tank. $14,483 (Stk.30371) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402


The Scrapper

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 DreamCatcher Auto Loans â&#x20AC;&#x153;0â&#x20AC;? Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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

1-800-910-6402 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. 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. 1-888593-6095.



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 2006 BUICK ALLURE CX. 94,000 kms. No accdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Local. Exc. cond. $10,900. Abbotsford 604-855-1335


2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604-793-3819 2011 Nissan Versa Htch bck, fully loaded, 33,000km like new. whlse price $11,800, 793-5520 (5961)





Awning, ext. speakers, micro., thermopane windows, elec. Happi-Jacks and more! $24,483 (Stk.30389) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6900. 604-309-4001.



1988 S15 extra cab 4x4, auto, blue, air, canopy, good cond., $2499. Call (604)819-4857


1995 CHEV CAVALIER 2dr auto ST#140 $1295 1996 DODGE NEON 4dr sedan auto ST#136 $1495 1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto ST#142 $1900 1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 7 pass auto ST#139 $1990 1996 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto ST#137 $2295 1995 CHRYSLER CIRRUS 4dr auto sdn ST#141 $2295 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr 5 spd ST#95 $2495 2001 DODGE CARAVAN SE 7 pass auto Aircare ST#144 $2495 2003 CHEV VENTURE LS EXT 7 pass auto ST#116 $2900 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2005 FORD FREESTAR 7 pass Van auto Aircare ST#129 $4900


2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2001 FORD F350 XLT crew cab dully 4X4 auto diesel ST#130 $11,900 2001 FORD F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 auto short box diesel 7.3 ST#46 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 crew cab 4X4 auto V8 Hemi leather clean ST#59 $14,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW cab Lariat 4X4 auto long box diesel ST#118 $15,900 2007 GMC 2500 CREW cab, Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#61 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 quad cab xlt 4x4 auto diesel ST#17 $16,900

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038





1995 CHEV CAVALIER 2dr auto ST#140 $1295 1996 DODGE NEON 4dr sedan auto ST#136 $1495 1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto ST#142 $1900 1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 7 pass auto ST#139 $1990 1996 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto ST#137 $2295 1995 CHRYSLER CIRRUS 4dr auto sdn ST#141 $2295 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr 5 spd ST#95 $2495 2001 DODGE CARAVAN SE 7 pass auto Aircare ST#144 $2495 2003 CHEV VENTURE LS EXT 7 pass auto ST#116 $2900 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2005 FORD FREESTAR 7 pass Van auto Aircare ST#129 $4900


2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2001 FORD F350 XLT crew cab dully 4X4 auto diesel ST#130 $11,900 2001 FORD F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 auto short box diesel 7.3 ST#46 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 2005 DODGE RAM 1500 crew cab 4X4 auto V8 Hemi leather clean ST#59 $14,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW cab Lariat 4X4 auto long box diesel ST#118 $15,900 2007 GMC 2500 CREW cab, Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#61 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 quad cab xlt 4x4 auto diesel ST#17 $16,900


Art Instruction


in the comfort of your own home â&#x20AC;˘ ages 5 -105 â&#x20AC;˘ choose from assorted classes Artist: Heather Maia-Rois(Noddin)

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


C Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 Call 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz


FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS 604.796.1196 | 604.857.3375 (cell)

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


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In my home - by appointment CLOSED FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS

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33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038



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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.


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

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2011 5th Wheel 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gooseneck Cargo Trailer, triple axle, 4000lb ramp, electric brakes, roof vents, 36â&#x20AC;? side door, like new, $12,500. Call 604-842-8009.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, 2â&#x20AC;? lift, 4x4, Air Cared, standard, new clutch. $5995 obo (604)826-0519

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1992 Nissan Sentra 5 sp Std, 210,k, aircared, runs great, cheap on gas, $1200. (604)858-6864 2000 HONDA ACCORD - 2 dr automatic- fully loaded, aircared. Leather. $2900/obo. (604)504-0932 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. $6000 ďŹ rm. Phone 604-538-9257. 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,230 (604)328-1883

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16 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, November 25, 2011



HARRISON-AGASSIZ Message from the President

Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce The Voice of Business for Harrison Hot Springs The District of Kent and surrounding area

The Chamber of Commerce held its AGM November 17th at Rivers Edge Restaurant in Harrison Mills. There was a healthy turnout of 40 plus members, a dozen great door prizes, incredible food & good conversation, it was a great night for all in attendance. Our congratulations to both newly elected and re-elected Councillors & Mayors in our two communities. The Chamber, as it does every municipal election, hosts an all candidates debate in both communities to help residents obtain some insight & information regarding the candidates. Both sessions were well attended & provided candidates a great opportunity to present their positions, opinions & platforms. The Chamber would like to thank Allan Roth for acting as the moderator for both of these sessions. He does a great job in what certainly in Harrison, was not an easy situation with 14 candidates & more than 150 questions. As November ends, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. To kick things off this weekend Circle Farm Tours presents: Christmas in the Country. The different Circle Farm Tour venues organize fun activities, unique gift ideas, farm fresh products... a great way to start the Christmas holiday season & make Christmas shopping a little easier. In Harrison Hot Springs the annual Christmas Crawl takes place on December 3rd & 4th. It runs from 10 am to 5 both days & includes great opportunities for sampling & shopping, as well as some great door prizes including a grand draw basket valued at over $500. You can pick up your Harrison Christmas Crawl passport at the Harrison Hot Springs visitor center.

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Nov 25, 2011 Hope Edition  

Life in Agassiz Harrison Hope BC

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