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Two young men will be facing a judge soon in relation to an alleged railway car theft in Agassiz. At about 2 p.m. on Sept. 29, two men working on their property in the 6600 block of Pioneer saw two people breaking into several train cars. The Canadian Pacific/ Canadian National train was parked along Pioneer Avenue, near the Highway 9 crossing in Agassiz. They men called RCMP to report the suspicious activity, and police responded quickly

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and surrounded the area. Cst. Tammy Hollingsworth said a general duty officer located and arrested a 16-year-old Agassiz boy. The following day, an 18-year-old Agassiz man turned himself in as the second suspect. Both are now facing charges of break and enter, theft under $5000 and trespassing under the Railway Safety Act. Both are known to police, and were released on strict conditions to await their court dates. Police said five rail cars were broken into, containing steel piping, decorative vases

Police released this photo of a railway car that had tires SUBMITTED PHOTO stolen from it.

and passenger car tires. Some car tires that were stolen from a train car were found hidden beside the tracks. Those were seized and


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returned to CN Rail. Neither suspect had stolen property on them at the time of the arrest. Hollingsworth said that rail cars are often stopped in

Agassiz to perform checks, or are left there by the railway company to be picked up at a later time. "The investigation was successful as a result of attentive witnesses, a quick police response, and great team effort between the RCMP, CN and CP Police Services," Hollingsworth said. "This is a reminder that these types of thefts do occur and the police are asking the community to keep their eyes open and report and suspicious activity around railway cars to the police."

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The Hope Transition House got a boost from the Royal Canadian Legion’s Agassiz, branch. Here, President Roy Wright presents a $1,000 donation to Gerry Divle from the Hope Transition House. The Hope and Area Transition Society is a non-profit society serving Hope and the surrounding area that provides programs and services to individuals and families affected by violence and social issues. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Hoping that SOAR will lead to local Guiding unit Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

A Girl Guiding unit started up in Hope this week, and leader Jenni Halladay is hoping that interest will spark in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, too. The club meets every Monday at Coquihalla elementary, at 3 p.m. Halladay set up a booth at the Hope Brigade Days, where

she rallied together an impressive group of 30 interested young women. Almost 20 of them showed up for the unit's first meeting this week. For a group to start in Agassiz or Harrison, a few volunteer leaders will be needed. The Girl Guides held their annual camp, SOAR, in Agassiz

WE’LL BE IN AGASSIZ & HARRISON TO EXCHANGE YOUR OLD METER WITH A NEW SMART METER BC Hydro will begin upgrading homes and businesses with new smart meters. Moving to a more efficient, modernized grid will create immediate savings for you, and it will help us all enjoy safe, reliable, and more affordable power for decades to come.

over the summer. They're hoping that having hundreds upon hundreds of Girl Guides in the community for the camp will have sparked some interest among local women. For more information, contact Jenni Halladay at 604-860-3482 or email • For full story, visit us online at

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A Boston Bar man is facing a lengthy list of charges after allegedly shooting off a firearm during a heated argument with his girlfriend. John Christopher Campbell, 46, has been charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and breach of probation. On Oct. 1, at 2 p.m., Hope RCMP received a report from a woman stating that her boyfriend

shot at her with a gun. The woman told police that shortly after midnight she dropped off her boyfriend at his residence on the Trans Canada Highway. She said they got into an argument then he produced and discharged a firearm. The following afternoon, Campbell was arrested at his residence for attempted murder. A search warrant was executed on Campbell’s residence and a firearm was located in the residence

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and seized by police along with several other exhibits including ammunition and spent casings. “Investigators have been working diligently on this matter,” said Staff Sergeant Suki Manj, detachment commander of Hope/Boston Bar. “The Chilliwack Serious Crime Unit has assisted us with this ongoing investigation.” Campbell remains in custody until his next appearance on October 11, 2011.


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Former mayor Facio throws hat into ring Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

A former Harrison Hot Springs mayor has decided to take a run at the mayor’s seat once again. Leo Facio, mayor from 2005 to 2008, told the Observer his decier support from other residents of

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Harrison Hot Springs. “I just felt it was time for a change and I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from residents that I should run,� he said. Before his term as mayor, Facio was a Harrison councillor dating back to 1993. He lost the last election to current mayor Ken Becotte in 2008. As of press time, Becotte and Facio were the

only candidates who the public,� he said. “I have made their inten- think communication tions known is very importhis newspatant.� per. However, He listed the deadline a number for nominaof issues he’d tion is October like addressed 14. if elected, inFacio has cluding lowbeen knocking ered tax rates, on doors in the a lease or trust FACIO c o m m u n i t y, for the 220 talking to poacres of east tential voters. sector parkland, the “I like dealing with lack of development in

the Village and a return to two council meetings a month. Only three of the incumbent councillors in Harrison are running in this election, as ree Observer. Dave Harris will not seek re-election for another term. Councillors Dave Kenyon, Allan Jackson and Bob Perry all have stated that they will.

Two arrested for grow op Two locals are facing drug-relater a marijuana grow op was discovered in their garage. Agassiz RCMP executed a search warrant in the 3100 block of Hot Springs Road last Friday, with assistance from the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit and police dog services. Police reportedly found 117 plants inside a large utility trailer, parked ey pulled out the trailer and seized it as ence-related property. ey also seized the plants, which were close to maturity, and a half pound of dried marijuana bud found inside a drying room in the garage. A 33-year-old woman, who lives at the residence, was arrested without incident during the search. A 53-year-old man, who also lives at the residence, turned himself in on October 3.


A trailer housed inside a detached garage on Hot Springs Road was holding a marijuana grow op. A man and a woman who lived at the home are now facing charges.

Both face charges of production of a controlled substance and poscking. e couple was released on a promise to appear in court at a later date.

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Over 100 pounds of garbage cleaned off shoreline Janne Perrin CONTRIBUTOR

A successful Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup was held in Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 to celebrate B.C. Rivers Day. Sixteen people actively picked up garbage while many others helped by providing cleanup supplies, setting up and taking down and providing refreshments. In all, 109 pounds of trash was removed from the shoreline of Harrison Lake and Lagoon. The most common litter came from shoreline recreation and smokingSUBMITTED PHOTO related activities with an Jane Kivett, Heather Coxon and Maureen Wendt (left to right) vol- astounding 1,022 food, toy unteered for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Harrison. and clothing items and 2,323

tobacco-related ones. Unfortunately the smoking related materials are up 2.77 times above the 2010 count. Plastic bags were more abundant this year too. This is troubling as, once in the lake, they make their way into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating debris field the size of the province of Quebec in the North Pacific. The participants also collected a beer-soaked sleeping bag, three flipflop shoes and two baby diapers. Both the Miami River Streamkeepers and the Bear Awareness Network of the Fraser Valley provided educational displays and pamphlets. Information on the

Blue Flag Beach Program, an international environmental standard sought by the Village for the Harrison Hot Springs beach area, was also exhibited. Many visitors and locals viewed the displays and all expressed a strong interest in a healthy environment. A big “thank you” is in order to the Miami River Streamkeepers, the Harrison Communities in Bloom, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs staff and public works crew, Cornelis Loos for technical assistance and many other members of the public who participated. Thankfully a lot of trash is now removed from our beach and on its way to a re-

cycling depot or landfill. Can you imagine what the area would look like without the daily efforts of so many Harrison residents plus the Village works crew picking up trash routinely? A big thanks goes to these folks too. Thank you again to everyone who participated in the Harrison Lagoon and Foreshore Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and especially those sixteen brave souls who did the task of pick up. It was an admirable way to celebrate B.C. Rivers Day. • Janne Perrin is the Site Coordinator for the Harrison Lagoon and Foreshore Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Firefighters take on temporary delivery jobs Free pizza to homes with working smoke detectors Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Domino's Pizza has hired a new crew for a few delivery shifts next week. And if they show up at your door, you may end up with a free pizza.

The Agassiz Fire Department is working in conjunction with Agassiz Domino's, to promote Fire Safety Week. Several of the firefighters will be out on Oct. 13 and 15, delivering orders to Agassiz residents in the District fire engine. But there's a catch.

The firefighters will ask to enter your home to check your smoke detectors. If they're all in working order, your pizza is free. If they're not working, missing batteries, or even non-existent, you'll receive a free detector. And the fire department will even offer to install it for you. Domino's has been partnering with fire departments across North America for a few years, and the results have been great, says Kevin Dobbs, manager of Domino's in

Agassiz. "Anything that has to do with fire safety, we're totally behind it," he said. With delivery people visiting people's home each and every day, he said it was a natural fit. "We're going there anyway," he said. The promotion is timely, as next week is Fire Prevention Week. The tentative times for the firefighters' deliveries are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday night and 11 a.m. until about 3 p.m. on Saturday.

They expect to give out about one pizza an hour, depending on how long it takes to check the smoke detectors and install ones where needed. Those ordering pizza from Domino's are given the option to have the firefighters visit, or a regular delivery driver. The Agassiz Firehall will celebrate with an open house on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including cake and activities.

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Opinion Still time for ‘smart’ consultation


Do you want a smart meter on your home? To answer, go to the Home page of our website:

One of the hot topics at this week’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention is BC Hydro’s controversial decision to bring in smart meters. This has been an issue for many people around the province. Aside from some irrational fears of radiation, there are legitimate public concerns over privacy, loss of jobs for meter readers and billing based on time of use. However, the smart meter issue boils down to one simple fact. The government pushed the idea through without proper consultation, and has continued to stick with the proposal despite a change in leadership and a new minister of energy, who has already taken a much closer look at all aspects of Hydro’s operations. Energy Minister Rich Coleman is perhaps one of the most pragmatic members of the cabinet. He was asked by former premier Gordon Campbell to take on many challenging files, and he relishes hard work. He has already shown a willingness to make some changes in the way Hydro does things. Thus it would be no real problem for him to ask Hydro to delay the smart meter program, at least until there has been full consultation with the public. Coleman knows, as do all members of the cabinet, that this lack of proper consultation is what doomed the HST, and it is unlikely that he would like to see a repeat of that fiasco. BC Hydro could arrange a series of public meetings on the topic, and give the public a chance to ask questions and present their views. Hydro can bring out experts on smart meters and also outline exactly why the corporation feels they are so important. Hydro and the government have not handled this issue well thus far, but there is still time to rectify much of the damage. – Black Press



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Dumb leaders attack smart meters

Tom Fletcher The annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention spent quite a bit of time talking about new wireless technology. Unfortunately, most of it was wasted on ignorance and fear, fanned by the NDP, Green Party and some like-minded opportunists in local government. A tiny group of protesters gathered outside the Vancouver convention centre each morning, setting up a pile of picket signs wailing about imagined smart meter sins from privacy invasion to human rights violation. One of them allowed that she was wearing “special clothing” to ward off the bad rays. That’s understandable, since BC Hydro calculates that a delegate’s wireless signal exposure from four days at

the UBCM convention is equivalent to standing next to a smart meter for 1,147 years. And that’s not even calculating those other horrible sources of electromagnetic energy bombarding downtown Vancouver, such as traffic lights, spark plugs, and let’s not forget the Sun or Earth’s molten core. It wasn’t all foolishness, however. I attended an economic development panel, at which physician and cabinet minister Margaret MacDiarmid described the continuing extension of rural cell phone and internet service underway since the extension of the B.C. government’s contract with Telus. There was not a discouraging word about cell phone towers, the innovation that spawned the antiwireless cult in California many years ago. Quite the contrary. MacDiarmid was beseeched to get cell service to northern Vancouver Island and un-serviced parts of the Interior, and to cut through the multi-ministry maze

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still required for routine approval of towers. Cell phones save lives on remote highways. In the main hall, supposedly experienced municipal leaders continued to parrot fear of “microwaves” and such drivel, either

“In the main hall, supposedly experienced municipal leaders continued to parrot fear of microwaves and such drivel” because they believe it or because they are pandering to those who do. This continued on talk radio, which stoked the smart meter “controversy” all week, apparently because it reliably generates angry calls. The descent into farce became

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complete when delegates had a show of hands on a resolution to place a moratorium on a smart meter installation program that BC Hydro has already paid for. The vote was too close to call, so they had to fish out their wireless voting devices to vote about 55 per cent in favour of the moratorium. Premier Christy Clark was asked after the convention if her government would contemplate a moratorium on meter installation. “No,” she replied. This is not surprising, since the motion effectively asks BC Hydro to waste $930 million. “I’ve spent quite a bit of time talking with the experts about it,” Clark said. “I don’t share those health concerns, because when we’re surrounded by wireless and cell phones, there are a lot of other sources of the problem that they’re concerned about.” I’ve argued with numerous people about this. They often start with an exaggerated claim about

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the World Health Organization’s risk rating. In fact, WHO acknowledges that people who claim hypersensitivity to electromagnetic signals can’t identify them in controlled studies. WHO also notes that cell phone tower emissions are effectively five times weaker than the FM radio and TV signals to which we’ve all been exposed for decades. Cell base stations reach no more than two per cent of international limits. And smart meter signals are much weaker than that. I’m done arguing with people who make up their own facts. I’ll just address those who haven’t bought into this nonsense. Please, survey your council candidates on smart meters, and on Nov. 19, support only those who have the common sense to understand what a smart grid is. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Mailbag Columnist not campaigning Olsen doesn't deserve front page As a resident of Agassiz, and a faithful reader of The Agassiz Harrison Observer, I must say I was truly disappointed with the front page story for the edition dated Friday Sept. 23 about Clifford Olson. This story had no place in our community paper especially the front page! It had been reported on the news, etc. The front page of our local paper should be highlighted by local events. I am sure you could have found

something more appropriate, ie. more Fall Fair news, or Hope Brigade Days news, maybe even Streamkeepers focusing on Harrison beachfront, Options for adult students or something else, anything else. I realize we are a small community, but is the Observer not a community paper? If you do want to report news like this, put it on the last page. Just sayin'. Maria Morrow

Theft breaks volunteer's heart I love the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival so much that I volunteer at least one day on the weekend it's held. That's a small thing of course compared to the many hours the organizers put into the event. I promote the weekend to all my friends and contacts as I think it''s so amazing. And last year I had the privilege of escorting my sister from California (she has rheumatoid arthritis) to one of the event days and she had a smile on her face all day though the weather was bitterly cold (but beautiful and sunny) and the terrain difficult. She was very impressed with the various stops for viewing and the upclose viewing of the birds of prey and

the educational information, and still speaks fondly of the day. That's why I was so upset when I heard that the Fraser Valley Eagle Society recently had a break-in and many of the items they depend on to stage the events, like telescopes and two-way radios, have been stolen. It's a shame when a society that works so hard to promote the local ecology takes a hit like this. Shame on the thieves; they knew exactly who they were stealing from and I would say to them, "get a real job!" I would ask anyone with any information to contact the RCMP. Shelley Haggard


There are a couple of things in Marg Doman’s letter to the editor “Getting to know all the facts before voting” in the Sept. 30 edition that I would like comment on. I would consider Ruth Altendorf columnist for the Observer newspaper. Columns are different than news articles in that the writer is free to give their opinions about the events and happening that they are writing about. The columnist is not speaking on behalf of anyone, but just sharing their thoughts. This is generally not considered political campaigning. I think most of the voting public is aware enough to realize that it is just one person’s thoughts and to make up their

own minds about issues. The other thing that comes up every election time is the idea that you cannot be aware of what is happening in the community without attending council meetings. This, I believe, is not true. I do not attend council meetings but I think I have a pretty good idea of the issues being discussed by council. I keep an eye on council agendas, attend public meetings and open houses and if I am unsure about something I ask. I, like many people, do not have the time to attend all council meetings. I also would like to make a comment about the renovations to the Memorial Hall. It is true that not everyone agreed with this project, but this can be said

of every project in every municipality. The hall is an important, well used facility in this community and for a number of structural reasons was on the verge of being shut down. The chance of a new facility being built in the next half dozen years is very small, so the renovation means Harrison will have a community facility over the next few years. The vast majority of the money for the project came from the province not municipal taxes and the project was right on budget, with no overruns. I do agree with Marg Doman that it is important for all Harrison voters to inform themselves of the issues in the community and get out and vote on Nov. 19. Ed Stenson

People should voice their opinions Re: Get to know all the facts, Sept. 30. Sorry, but I think a community election is a local happening, too, and we should not have

to be “seasoned politicians” to have a voice. If we, the people cannot voice our opinion, where did our freedom go?

But, it was good to hear your take of it and may the best man or woman win! Ruth Altendorf MORE LETTERS PAGE 8

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Community A lifetime of helping

Letter writer questions council’s achievements

Mollie Sand presents a lifetime membership of the Ladies Auxiliary to Diane Roche in early September in Agassiz. After many years of meeting in Agassiz, the group has recently decided to fold due to lack of membership interest. The women will now meet with a Chilliwack group. SUBMITTED PHOTO


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Anyone receiving the Saskatchewan Communications Network by satellite may want to start tuning into the show Call Out: Search and Rescue. The Kent Harrison Search and Rescue is featured a number of times in the series, now in its second season. Other channels the show is available on are SRC, Knowledge Network, ACESS, The Cave and Sun TV, although some of those stations are now airing the first season, including the more widelyavailable Knowledge Network. The series follows SAR teams across the country, taking the viewer along on rescue calls that involve air support, watercraft rescues, and more. Kent Harrison Search and Rescue is featured in season two, and that airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on SCN. To find out more about the show, visit www.

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lighted that the majority of residents want a new multi purpose community facility. Contracts, such as the solid waste management (garbage collection) were not open for businesses in the village or anywhere locally as this administration without consulting these businesses decided they could not do the work. Now I have corrected and given accurate information (which I can evidence) let’s look at items which have failed under this administration. The extension to the paid boat launch parking was not done correctly and had to be withdrawn. What ever happened to the bylaw officer’s office? Was it really good use at $400 rent per month? I do not think so. Well water – why does the mayor, Councillors Kenyon and Harris feel so strongly about changing our source of fresh lake water to well water which they know has contaminants already in it, and what about those households who were targeted and charged by the council to join the waterline extension in Hot Springs road and McPherson road to come off well water – will they get their money back if there is a future yes vote to well water? Final issue, I have concerns with the proposed introduction of extended traffic calming in the village which does not address vulnerable areas such as the school in Walnut Avenue and McPherson where the fatality occurred. This traffic calming study cost $31,000 and some proposed measures to be installed in Miami River Drive have not even had surveys carried out to ascertain if they are necessary. Why do we pay for incomplete studies? Ray Hooper Editor’s note: The plaza renovations were funded in part by a Spirit Square grant, and the traffic calming study is not yet complete.


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Is The Observer biased by showing support for the current mayor and council of Harrison Hot Springs for the upcoming elections on November 19? If they are, I do not have a problem with this as long as all the facts are disclosed and are correct. I refer to Ruth Altendorf ’s article dated September 23 which had incorrect information. I do not know where Ruth obtained the information in her article as I have not seen her at any of the council meetings or committees. To put the facts into prospective the water treatment plant, the funding for this was achieved by the previous administration as was the budget for the water reservoir. I have not seen any repairs carried out to the Fred Hardy Bridge as it is a new bridge installed just over three years ago under the previous administration. I would like to know which two long-term bills have been paid off ten years ahead of time as these have not been discussed at any budget meetings I have attended. The Plaza and beach front improvements have been paid for from the two per cent hotel room tax, which was a tax which Mayor Becotte originally thought would not generate enough revenue to benefit the village (The Voice – 8 Nov. 2005) but Mayor Becotte seems to be very content that the last administration went ahead with this as he is now making use of the revenue from it. The Memorial Hall, 372 residents signed a petition asking this administration not to proceed with the renovations of the Memorial Hall as they felt its useful lifespan had come to an end and should be replaced with a new facility. These residents were proven right when this current administration paid over $18,000 to a consultant to undertake a community based needs assessment which high-


– October 29, 2011 at 12:55 p.m. EDT Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart’s timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award®-winning director Michael Grandage and with James Levine conducting. Also starring Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Ramón Vargas, and Luca Pisaroni.

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ACE golf tournament could link alternate programs

AESS steps up for Terry Fox

Programs often too small for team sports Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

More than 250 AESS students and staff ran for Terry Fox in late September and Moisy Cercel, Grade 10, had the fastest time at 15 minutes, 18 seconds. The run was 3.6 km. The fastest girl was Hannah Exley, Grade 7, at 18:42 and the first teacher to the finish line was Kyle Dickey, with a time of 13:48. SUBMITTED PHOTO


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It takes a lot of students to build a sports team, be it soccer, basketball or even volleyball. But there’s one game that can tolerate a group of four: Golf. And that’s one of main reasons the Agassiz Centre for Education is starting up a golf program. Throughout the year, students at ACE will be working with Bridal Falls Golf Course’s professional, Jennifer Gregain. And to end off the year of perfecting their swing, they’re starting up a tournament. They’re inviting other alternate programs to take part, as a way to introduce the game of golf to students while allowing them to compete against other schools.

A group of ACE students hone their golf skills.

The First Annual ACE Open for Alternate Programs will be held June 13, 2012 at Bridal Falls. Alternate schools are just too small to compile traditional sports teams, administrator Sandy Balascak said. And golf is one of those games where players can develop focus, while charting their

own personal growth. Both are important to students of alternate programs. Balascak came up with the idea when she took up the game personally last year. She trains with professional golfer Maureen Bruce, CPGA, in Abbotsford. Balascak can help other program administrators link up with


golf pros, and invites each of them to contact her to learn more about the ACE Open. The golf lessons are a part of ACE’s physical education curriculum, and even the tournament will be held during school hours. Anyone interested can phone Sandy at 604-796-9496 or email

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


Storytime with Crackle. Back after a summer of reading by the pool, Crackle the library crow and Terrill have a new season of stories and fun for preschoolers and their families. Starting Friday, October 7 at 10:15 and every Friday after that. Drop in, free and a lot of fun. Play Lions TV Bingo! every Thursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4. Tickets may be purchased at “That Store in Agassiz”, “Ledoux Hardware” or “Chehalis General Store”. A GUIDE TO PAINTING - CAVE ART TO THE LATE 18TH Century - with Monica Gibson-Pugsley. Wed., Oct. 12 & 26 & Nov. 9 & 23 7 pm - 9 pm All Saints Anglican Church Hall 6904 Lougheed Hwy, Ag. For info please call (604-7963553) This is a fund-raiser for the Parish Renovations & the Agassiz-Harrison Food Bank


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Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sundays at 10am & 7pm. Call 604-796-9474.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 7237 Morrow Road. Sunday, 9am & 11am, Tues to Sat – 9am. Everyone Welcome. Contact Father John Trischler 604-796Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Highway. Sunday Worship Service & 9181. Sunday School at 11am. All welcome. The Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday For info call Rev. Mary Duncan 604Worship Service begins at 10:30am. 796-2680 Bible studies every Mon, 9:30am 11am. 514 Lillooet Ave, HHS. Call 604All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 796-9500 Everyone welcome. e-mail: Highway, Agassiz. Service at 10am Sundays. St. Peter’s Anglican Church 51380 Mountainview Community Church meets for worship and fellowship on Church Street, Rosedale. Call 604-7947252 Sundays at 10:30am in the Ag Hall. Everyone welcome. 604-796-2429.


Story Time boosts literacy Program offered throughout Fraser Cascade Story Time in the Park has had a successful run, once again. Each week this summer, about 700 children and adults participated in this free family literacy celebration. The Fraser Cascade Literacy Task initiative group, partnered with the Hope Early Years Committee, was able to offer the program in Agassiz, Harrison, Hope and North Bend and once at Seabird Island. They gave out more than 2,000 new children’s books and supplied free lunches and entertainment. This year, five out of the eight stories were written by local authors. “All of this would not be possible without the support of community organizations and businesses. Many people volunteered their time and energy, authors and restaurant owners gave us discount prices,” said


Families have been gathering in local parks to enjoy reading along with the community for the past eight years.

Maureen Kehler, Fraser Cascade literacy outreach coordinator. This year’s financial supporters were Envision, Success By Six, Service Canada (Canada Summer Jobs), Hope Lions Club, Hope Fraternal Order of Eagles, Hope Drive-In, and Friends of the Library in Hope and Agassiz. Story Time in the Park

in Hope was started eight years ago by Heather Stewin. She realized how important it is to get books in the hands of families in an environment that is barrier free. No building to walk into, no door to walk through, no fee to pay, and no one watching and listening to how well you can read. The program was so popu-

lar and grew so big that Heather asked the Hope Early Years Committee to help. Soon the Fraser Cascade Task Initiative was involved as the program was expanded to Boston Bar, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. Since the program started, early child literacy levels have improved dramatically, Kehler said. An instrument used to measure early child development indicates that 21.6 per cent of children entering kindergarten in Hope in 2000 were vulnerable in the Language and Cognitive Development domain. In 2010, this number has dropped significantly to 5.6 per cent. The faces that families have gotten to know over the past four years, Dustin Martin and Kyle Kjemhus, won’t be facilitating the program next year. The program will carry on, though.


Magnetic pill cures 'metal tummy' 50 Years Ago, 1961 • A news release in 1961 explained that cows which swallowed nails, screws and bits of scrap metal with their grass get a serious health problem nicknamed a “metal tummy”. Often these metal pieces

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• The Harrison Hot Springs Recreation Commission and Harrison Parent Teachers Association planned to decorate the Harrison Memorial Hall for a Halloween party. They would offer games, prizes and refreshments in order to attract the children to the hall rather than have them going door-to-door. • The Ruskin Drive In, several kilometers

west of Mission, advertised regularly in the Agassiz Harrison paper. The double-bill movies showing that week were “Fast and Sexy” starring Gina Lollabrigida and Dale Robertson, and “Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure”. In those days, people often packed their families into the car, with blankets for the kids in the back, and made it an evening for the whole family.


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Lodge takes on culinary soiree Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The Taste of Agassiz will live on, despite the folding of the organizing committee. The popular event will be hosted by the Fraser River Lodge this year, after a successful event at the same location last year. The Taste of Agassiz is an upscale evening highlighting local culinary delights, served by the top chefs of Agassiz area restaurants. The Lodge's event coordinator, Jenna Kliev-

er, said this year's Taste of Agassiz will follow the same concept, with mingling, music and plenty of food. The Taste of Agassiz ran for five years, by a group of volunteers with a vested interest in the agricultural and food industries. They included Debra Amrein-Boyes, Georgia Kliever, Ken Schwaerzle, Bruce Swift and Victoria Brookes. However, the volunteer committee members issued a plea to the Continued on 16






The Taste of Agassiz will continue this year, featuring chefs’ creations from around this local area.

Art series covers European works No experience needed to appreciate art overview of many diverse styles of painting, including Greco-Roman, Carolingian, Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque, Sensibilite, and Rococco, Gibson-Pugsley says "we shall view the European paintings through slides, transparencies and dialogue, and in terms of their artistic qualities, social/political influences, and the life of the artist. "Art helps us ‘see’ the world around us with fresh eyes and minds. The styles viewed during these four weeks will pave the way for the cutting-edge artists of the 19th and 20th centuries." The course is not limited to artists, and there is no prior knowledge required, just an appreciation


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A popular art appreciation course is returning to an Agassiz church. A Guide to Painting: Cave Art to the Late 18th Century will be led by instructor Monica GibsonPugsley and will run Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 12 and 26 and Nov. 9 and 23. The course will be held at All Saints Anglican Church Hall. This is the second in a series of Art Appreciation courses to be presented at All Saints. It is the first half of an eightweek course that will continue in March – April 2012, taking participants into the latter part of the 20th century. These four sessions offer an


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of art. Gibson-Pugsley has taught the History and Appreciation of Art in Continuing Education since 1995. She has also arranged and escorted many gallery tours to Vancouver, and Victoria over the years, and also escorted adult students on a 16-day gallery tour to London and Paris. Agassiz All Saints is located at 6904 Lougheed Highway in Agassiz. The course fee is $6 per session, or $20 for the four-week course. Money raised will go toward parish renovations and the AgassizHarrison Food Bank. Registration at the door.


In order to provide enhanced access to primary health care in our communities the Agassiz Community Health Centre is providing a Medical Access Clinic. The clinic is open TUESDAY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAYS 2:00PM-4:00PM LOCATED AT: 7040 CHEAM AVE, AGASSIZ The clinic will be on a drop-in basis only with no pre-booked appointments. We also continue to Welcome New Patients to Dr. Tseng into our clinic.

Carrier Supervisor Assistants The Chilliwack Progress is looking for Carrier Supervisor Assistants in the Agassiz area. This position is for Tuesday & Friday, approximately 2-4 hours per day. If interested call, Louise 604.702.5558 for more details.

Smile Cookies are gone, but the smiles they’ve left in our community will last forever. Thanks to your support, Tim Hortons will be donating the entire proceeds to BC Children's Hospital Foundation.

Michael Markowsky (604) 647-7449 or visit to download lesson plans.

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Memories made of sand linger on Brutal, blowing sand didn’t dampen choir’s spirit They say that it is a sure sign of getting old(er) when everything you hear or read reminds you of something similar that happened before. So, it is no wonder that, with all the talk lately about sand, memories came back to me, memories made of sand. The oldest one dates back to ‘Hike #2’ about 23 years ago. The hike never took place because we were asked to host a beach clean-up, sponsored by the Pitch-In people, instead. When we arrived it looked hopeless, the stretch of the beach endless and the sand beyond our control. We were only six hikers but, luckily, school children and some volunteers came to the rescue. In

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the end, we had several often in bathing suits, huge bags filled with dripping water, sand or pretty much the same both. And I have not items the volunteers, mentioned the plight who just recently took the janitor of those days part in the “Great Cafaced with swimmers nadian Shorecoming from line Clean-up the beach to Day”, have clean up in the found. Will washrooms. people ever The next learn? memory dates Memories back to the of the many time when the markets come Recreation to my mind, commission when my was organizRUTH ALTENDORF husband and ing and hostHarrison I, along with ing the annual Happenings Canada Day other hikers, were usually Celebrasitting at the front table giving out tions. At this time, we information and selling had just survived the our Hiking Guide. It Flag Raising Ceremony was a great place to without the RCMP observe the “going-ons”, officer falling through including, of course, the rickety balcony of people coming in, the Memorial Hall and

were ready to serve the cake at the old plaza, or the “carport” as we often called it. We had decorated it as best as we could and the table was set. I remember that I thought a blessing it was to have electric outlets there which allowed us to plug in the big coffee urn rather than making the coffee elsewhere and bring it over. I also remember that I noticed the wind getting stronger and the sand starting to blow in. I am sure you can guess the rest: in due course, we had to gather up our belongings, cake and all and move to another location - one just cannot win against blowing sand! The next memory

of sand is much closer to our time, about two years ago. This time one of our choir concerts was scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Hall. It was bitter cold and a severe sandstorm had started in the morning. We thought it would be prudent to cancel but also realized that it most likely was too late to do so. So here we were, dressed as warmly as we could, gathering at the hall not to sing, but to be there should any audience materialize out of the sand! It was brutal. The sand came in from everywhere, through the doors, the windows and through the fan over the electric range in the kitchen. Looking out the windows,

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we saw large clouds of sand blowing along the road. The old heating system did not have a chance. And yet, to our disbelief, about 40 people came to listen to our singing. They were mostly from Chilliwack and had not heard of our situation. How could we disappoint them? We kept our coats on and sang! But somehow the scene reminded me of wartime! These stories could not happen again, I

think. Our new Spirit Place is replacing the old plaza, there are beach washrooms and the Memorial Hall has been renovated in many ways including new windows and a state of the art heating system. Finally, the beach itself has been landscaped in such a way that it has a much better chance to withstand the blowing winds. Memories, however, do linger on, even if they are made of sand!

To learn about eagles Residents of the Eagle Point area community in Harrison Mills are being invited to learn more about eagles and salmon, so they in turn can teach others. A training session is being organized that will teach residents how to be interpreters, just in time for the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, November 19 and 20. The four-hour session will be led by Gord Gadsden from the Fraser Valley Regional District and Mark Johnson from Community Adviser Fisheries and Oceans, regarding eagles and salmon in the area. This session is planned for a morning or afternoon in the last two weeks of October, a date will be determined by those who sign up to volunteer. For more information, phone Tom at 604-7960876 or email

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SERVICE ADVISOR. We have an immediate opening for the position of Service Advisor. Applicant should be mechanically inclined, computer literate and familiar with all types of automotive vehicle repairs. Apply in person or writing to: Browns Chrysler Ltd., 10447 ? 104 Ave., Westlock, AB, T7P 2E4. Phone 1-780349-5566. Fax 1-780-349-6493. Email: Attention: Dale Marshall


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(for various areas) Minimum Requirement – Class 3 with Air Endorsement. Preference will be given to Drivers with Pup experience & Heavy Equipment Operators who possess a Class 1 License Please mail/fax with driver’s abstract to: EAM PO Box 96 51160 – Sache Street Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 Fax: (604) 794-3863

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CASUAL BUS DRIVERS REQUIRED School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) has openings on the Casual Bus Drivers list for qualified applicants willing to drive in Hope areas. All applicants must possess a Class 2 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement. Applications with full supporting documentation, including references to be forwarded to: Natalie Lowe-Zucchet Secretary-Treasurer School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) 650 Kawkawa Lake Road Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Fax: 604-869-7400



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Hugh Massam passed away in the Chilliwack Hospital on September 21, 2011. Hugh will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday October 14, 2011 at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services 3070-275A St. in Aldergrove, BC.


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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80.604-832-1053. 1-855-240-5362

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BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $450. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog puppies, vet checked, 1st shots. Jen 604-807-3853 / 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 CHIHUAHUA puppies, tiny teacups, ready to go now. 1 male/1 female, $700. 604-794-7347 Chocolate Lab pups, P/B, vet checked, 1st shots. M-$700/F-$800. View parents. (604)794-7717 DOBERMAN, brown, female, 15 mo old, all shots & spade. Loves kids. $950 obo. 604-465-0014 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Brindle. CKC reg. $1200. Call 604-782-3864. LABS, 2 fem black & 2 male yellow ready now. 1st shots & dewomred, $500, ph: (604)803-9999. LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups family/farm raised,shots, short hair, vet checked, parents excellent temper. F$695, M$595. 604-835-0305. MALTESE 1 male, 3 months old 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’ view mother. $500 (604)820-8513 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or SHELTIES beautiful loveable happy 2 male pups. Warm & cuddly, 6 mo old. House trained. (604)826-6311 TOY POODLE. One little girl left, black & brown. $650. Call 604-8204230, 604-302-7602

Friday, October 7, 2011 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer 15 RENTALS 706







Garage Sale

Garage Sale Sat. Oct. 8 & Sun. Oct. 9

Saturday, Oct. 8

9am - 4pm

8:30am - 3pm

1656 Canterbury Drive High end item; including television, office furniture & household items and more. Please no early birds!

2095 Aberdeen Dr. (Across from Agassiz United Church)

Tires, medical bath benches, computer desk, all “new to garage sale”items, animal cages & lots more!


Saturday Oct. 8th from 9 am - 3 pm 407 Miami River Drive Harrison Hot Springs



YORKIES, 8 wks, fam raise vet chk shots, tails, 3F $850, 2M $750, 604-590-9060



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. SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.


UNDER $100

DOLLAR DEALS! Advertise your $100 or less item

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


82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/ BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4001 or visit



AGASSIZ, 2 BDRM, corner unit, Woodside Terrace. $750/m. negot. 604-847-0545 AGASSIZ: CLEAN 1 bdrm, apt. in Woodside Terrace, quiet well managed bldg in downtown. $570/mo + utils & D. D. Avail immed. Refs required. (604)588-6665 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated,$575/month includes utilities. Call 604-794-7132



AGASSIZ- 3bdrm, 2ba rancher, 1550 sq. ft. f/s, w/d, d/w., inclds grbg. Canterbury Drive. Avail. Nov. 1 $1275/mo 604-793-5401, 604795-0591 or 604-794-7764 AGASSIZ, newer 4 bdrm - 2 master, 3 L/R, 3 full bath, lg garage, deck. $1325/m. Avail Sept 1. (604)751-0108 or 604-751-5096 AGASSIZ, small 2 bdrm house available now. $800/m + 1/2 month DD Req. Phone 604-795-0189



CULTUS Lake-1200 sqft bsmnt suite, 9ft ceilings. 2 bdrm 1 bath. WD/FS/DW. $1,000 incl. utl cable/int (no phone). Avail immed yr round. NS/NP. Ref reqr’d. 604-9911234.





Diesel Engines and Cylinder Heads. Ford 6.0 and 7.3, GM 6.6 and Cummins 5.9. Remanufactured With Warranty. Will Deliver. 713947-0833



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

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 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, 2 bdrm furnished duplex, $205,000. Only $116 per month strata. Will take trade as part payment; late model car or what have you. Negotiable. 604-869-1111



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Kerry 604-796-4300 Excellent 10 cu. ft. chest freezer $100. Good electric clothes dryer, cheap. 604-796-6661 -----------------------------------------------4x4 posts 6’-7’ $2 8’+ $3, quantity discount. Cedar fence pickets $1. Call (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Tall propane patio heater $145. Good gas weed eater $55 Cheap! (604)796-6661 -----------------------------------------------2400 watt Homelite generator, Canadian made $130. Oil filled heaters $20-$30. 604-796-6661 -----------------------------------------------Used WAVEG galvanized roofing (great protection from tree limbs) $1 per linear foot. Call 604-796-6661


UNDER $400

Micro fibre reclining sofa, nearly new, hardly used. $400 call 604-796-3858



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



Firewood for sale- Fir $180/cord Hardwood $200/cord Call 604-378-7738



MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331



CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.



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 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837


1994 Chrysler Eagle tsi, 3.5L, full power pckge, 109,k, new Michelins, aircared. $2500. 604-824-0718 2004 Chev Optra, 4 dr, htchbck, 5spd, cd, int. wiper, exc. cond. one owner, $3695.00 793-5520 (5961) 2005 PT Cruiser 2.4L turbo, 93,000k loaded senior driven, new tires, $6000 obo. 604-820-8218 2006 DODGE MAGNUM SXT auto A/C,f/load, Aircare runs good $6900 st#106 DL#31038 604-855-0666 2007 DODGE CALIBER, 2L, auto, p/s, p/b, p/w, p/l, a/c, 89K, exc cond $7900. (604)378-7047. 2009 AVEO LT. Merlot Jewel color. Still has new car smell! 7,500 kms. A/c, sunroof, spoiler, $9,500. firm. Phone 604-859-5129 2009 Pontiac 4 dr hatch, auto/od trans, near new cond, locally driven, 9800km, $7800. (604)795-3483


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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see

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

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 October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.



1978 Chrysler LeBaron, exc cond, ready for collector plates. $2100. Call (604)798-1505 1993 Buick Century, auto, fully equipped, exc cond. $1650. (604)858-6604 2001 FORD FOCUS - 200,000 kms. $1,500/obo. (604)859-5930 2002 CHRYSLER INTREPID 105K kms, great shape/condition, Air/care 2013, no accident, fully loaded, $3500 obo 604-304-5571



$575.00 Mt. Cheam view from one bedroom with elevator,new laundry facili- ties,storage locker,parking & walk- ing to downtown Agassiz amenities. Discount to seniors & pet friendly. 604-708-8635. Agassiz- 2bd corner unit. F/S/DW. Lndry. in bldg. N/P, N/S $725/mo+ DD. 604-796-9168 or 604-702-8132






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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Elec. awning, “family sized” dinette, LCD TV, power tongue jacks, slideout & more! $29,995 (Stk.30632) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644



1997 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER SRS auto 4X4 loaded, sun roof, runs good Aircare $5500 ST#115 DL#31038 604-855-0666 2002 KIA SPORTAGE 4x4, green 181,000 kms. Aircared for 2 yrs $4,500. Call 604-832-0839. 2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 109kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $9700 obo. 604-309-4001.

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

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1990 TOYOTA CAMRY, 4 cyl, AirCared -2012, runs great, some rust, high kms, orig owner, $700, call: (604)855-1920 1993 ACURA Integra GSR - (Rare) 265,000km, 2 dr, Std, Aircared $3,400 obo. Call: 604-617-3191 1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr. auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $6995 obo. Call 778-881-1216. 1999 Red Suzuki Swift, hatch, auto, 88,400km, new winter tires, garage kept, $3000 obo. (604)795-3650 2002 BMW, 325i, 4/dr, 83K’s, clear coat red w/black interior,recent tune up/brakes, tires. If you’re looking for an excellent pristine car, ths is the one! $11,500/obo. 604-541-0018. 2002 Honda Accord special edition, 3L, V6, 147k, sunroof, all power options. $7800. (604)824-0543 2003 TOYOTA Camry XLE. 4 cyl. auto, sun/moon roof, no acc’d. 87,500. kms. $8800. 604-852-3442 2005 HONDA CIVIC, auto, a/c, p/l, CD, no accid’s, 100K, $7800, call: 778-552-6300 or 604-807-7652. 2005 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, V6 auto, 137k’s, all options, some warr., very clean, $8850. 604-702-8330 2006 NISSAN ALTIMA - 100,000 mi. Asking $9,000: (604)855-6537 or 604-807-4978 2007 BMW 530 Xi, Moon roof, Bose Premium CD/DVD entertainment package, Xenon headlight package, heated front and rear seats, climate control, 17” alloy wheels with all seasons, all power options plus extended warranty 2012 or 120km. Certified and e Tested, immaculate condition and ready to go! $16000 Contact: 2007 HONDA Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr, grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500. 604-855-3313. 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY 4DR SDN auto a/c loaded, 57Kms, tinted windows, runs good $15,900 ST#120 DL#31038 604-855-0666 2007 TOYOTA MATRIX TRD. Red, 2WD, + new snow tires, exc. cond. 17,000 kms $15,500 604-864-6256 OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: 250-545-2206

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2004 F350 CREW CAB, diesel, 03 24’ Salem 5th whl. trailer, both mint cond., too many things to list. Will sell separate. Trailer $7,900 or both for $24,000 obo.Call 604-812-1278.


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


Dual Pane Windows, electric awning, DSI water heater, corian counter tops & microwave. $39,995 (stk.30380) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 1985 Triple E 27’ M/H, easy to drive (lady drove to Calgary & back), well maint., $8500. call 604-703-5959 1993 Coleman trailer great shape rec service propane tanks incl. c/w org. manuals fold-out king sz & dble bed table & seating area converts into 3rd bed. $4995. 604-534-6305

30,000 miles, auto, pwr. steering, & brakes, 4 new all season tires & more! $16,800 / 604-908-8804


SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly & Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

Looking for a “SUPER” employee? Advertise in

the best-read community newspapers 604-796-4300

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


1988 Ford 250 4x4 V8 stnd, w/11’ camper, gd cond. Many new parts. $3600 obo. 604-820-8218 1989 AEROSTAR VAN 79,000 original kms 3L auto, like new. $2600 obo. 604-820-8218 1991 Chev 1/2 T. 79,000 original kms 5L auto runs great. $2600 obo. 604-820-8218 1993 Chevy 1/2 ton with extended cab, 5 speed, $1800 obo. 604-869-7376 1995 FORD WINDSTAR, fully loaded, auto, AirCared, runs nice, $1450. Call: 604-615-7408. 1999 HINO FB box truck, diesel, auto, brakes 90%, new glass, great tires, 1600 lb. lift gate, 316K, $9,999. Call (604)869-3466 2000 Chev Venture 140,000kms, V6, auto, runs great. $2600 obo. 604-820-8218 2003 CHEV VENTURE VAN 7pgr f/load, a/c, roof rack, Aircare, runs good this week only $3500 ST#116 DL#31038 604-855-0666

2000 CHEVY CUSTOM, 4 cyl., 5 spd., very clean. 207,000km,. a/c., $4200 obo. (604)218-8015 2003 F350 white, low ks, exc. cond. All maint. done, ready to drive. $10,000 neg. (604)715-2337 2003 GMC 4x4 Pick Up, like new, a/c, p/w, cd player. Call 604-8697639 or 708-809-6777 2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6500. 604-812-1278 2006 DODGE CARAVAN. 88K. 1 owner, loaded, immaculate, cond. Serviced regularly. New front brakes. $8900. 604-852-4010 2006 FORD F350 LARIAT crew cab pwr strk Turbo diesel 4X4 auto s/box, runs good, loaded $16,900 ST#117 DL#31038 604-855-0666 2007 DODGE CARAVAN. 35,000 kms, lady driven. Excellent cond. $8,700. Call (604)746-0807 2007 FORD F250 XLT 4X4 auto powerstroke turbo diesel, quad cab s/box runs good $15,900 ST#89 DL#31038 (604)855-0666 2007 Ford Sport Trac

111,000 kms, new brakes, after market rims & tires, toneau cover, trailer towing package & More! $18,500 / 604-908-8804 2007 GMC 2500HD DURAMAX crew cab 4X4 auto Allison trans runs good, very clean, a/c, $16,900 St#61 DL#31038 604-855-0666


Sealed tenders for the sub-contracts for a Bus Maintenance Facility will be received by the undersigned up to 2:00 p.m. local time, Friday, October 21, 2011 at 650 Kawkawa Lake Road. The project consists of approximately 5,850sf (543.48sm) one and two storey building plus associated road works and services. The bus maintenance structure is comprised of concrete slab on grade, concrete strip and pad footings, tilt up concrete panels, steel frame mezzanine and roof structure. The office component is slab on grade with conventional wood structure framing. Exterior walls are stained wood siding on the office and painted concrete panels in the bus maintenance building. Roofing is 2-ply SBS. Mechanical systems are gas-fired in the bus bays and electric heat in the office component. Tender Documents will be available after 12:00 noon on Friday, October 7, 2011 – Drawings can be obtained from B.C. Bid at Bids will be accepted for the following tender packages: Tilt-up construction, roofing, structural steel, doors and windows The School District will be managing the construction project. Claims for additional costs will not be entertained with respect to existing conditions that could have been reasonably ascertained by a detailed inspection of the site.

1996 ALLEGRO 36’, Cummins, Allison 6 spd, clean, air ride, new batteries, well maintained. $24,900/obo. Call 604-341-8694



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

All queries shall be directed to the Architect, Laura Hidalgo-May, at Atelier Pacific Architecture Inc., #109 - 131 Water Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4M3 Tel: 604 662 8689 Fax: 604 662 8655 Sealed tenders are to be submitted to: The Board of School Trustees Attention: Natalie Lowe-Zucchet, CA School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) Secretary-Treasurer 650 Kawkawa Lake Road Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4


16 Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer Friday, October 7, 2011

Entertainment From 11

Taste of Agassiz will continue after all

community last year, to see if someone else could take the reins. After hosting the event successfully, the lodge own-

ers decided to take it on. To celebrate their new endeavor, the lodge is featuring their own executive chef Miodrag Sretenovic, and their

sous chef, Corey Fields. The cost will remain the same, at $50 a ticket. Barton's Insurance is sponsoring the event, which

is being held Nov. 4 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. If the event continues to be successful, Kliever said they will look at ways to turn the Taste of

Agassiz into a fundraiser for the Agassiz Agricultural Society, which would benefit both the local 4H and the Agassiz Fall Fair.

Tickets are available at the Fraser River Lodge. For more information, phone 604-796-1210.

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS? Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Agassiz:

Agassiz Bottle Depot 7659 Industrial Way, Agassiz (604) 796-3653

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.



Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.

Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.

October 7, 2011  

Life in Agassiz Harrison Hope BC

October 7, 2011  

Life in Agassiz Harrison Hope BC