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Wednesday was the National run day for the Terry Fox Run and students at C E Barry elementary school hit the streets of Hope for a 3km run. Kieran Fontaine had the fastest time at 12 minutes 40 seconds. Here, Aaron Striker (front) and Zoe Striker (left) make their way to the finish line. With the teachers’ administration job action, students in the Colt Club were in charge of the fundraising this year, with an early estimate of about $400 raised.
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UBCM asks province to allow e-voting at civic level Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
Citizens may be able to remotely vote over the Internet to elect their mayor and council as early as 2014. Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates voted by a two-to-one margin Wednesday to urge the province to lay the groundwork to allow online voting as an option three years from now. Advocates of the idea say it could reverse a trend of sagging voter turnout, while detractors worry casting a ballot may no longer be secret, opening the door to votetampering by interest groups out to sway the result. "We all have to acknowledge the fact society has changed," said
Coquitlam Coun. Linda Reimer, one of the delegates who voted in favour. Just 20.5 per cent of Coquitlam voters turned out in the last election, she said, and the provincial average is 35 per cent for civic elections. White Rock Coun. Lynne Sinclair dismissed another delegate's suggestion many seniors aren't techsavvy and wouldn't benefit. She said one Ontario city that allows online voting found most users are seniors with mobility problems. Others warned it's too risky to end the long tradition of voting secretly in a ballot booth at an authorized polling place. "Online voting is fraught with danger," said Sunshine Coast Regional District director Donna Shugar.
"You don't know who is in the room with a voter coercing or persuading them. We do not allow people to go in the polling booth with other people when they are voting." When the voting booth becomes your computer in your home, she said, such restrictions and safeguards will no longer exist. "It's too easy to hack a system," added Fraser Valley Regional District director Wendy Bales, predicting the technology – if it backfires – may not strengthen democracy but further erode faith in the system. Spallumcheen Mayor Will Hansma pointed to irregularities over online voting during the BC LIberal leadership vote earlier this year. "I was busy so I phoned my wife,
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Warrant Officer Corey Miller lives in Agassiz, but is also a Company Quartermaster with the Mission Transition Task Force at the Kandahar Airfield.
Soldier sends message home Missing family, colours of Canada Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER
An email came to The Observer this week from the Canadian Forces, with a photo of soldier attached. The soldier, Warrant Officer Corey Miller, is currently serving as a member of the Mission Transition Task Force at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. But when he’s not working overseas with the military, Miller lives with his family in Agassiz, including his wife Leann and children Coralee and Devon. The email reads that Miller misses his family the most, but also misses the colours back home. “Afghanistan is very brown,” he wrote. Miller is one of the
many MTTF members Canada. currently stationed in This is the last ASIC Afghanistan who are to be deployed to Kantasked with ensuring dahar, and is in charge that all Canadian per- of closing the unit. sonnel, vehicles, aviaAs the CQ his respontion, and equipment sibilities are to ensure are out of Kandahar, the assets and equipAfghanim e n t stan by of the DecemA S I C “Afghanistan is ber 31, are re2011. moved very brown” Miller f r o m is part KandaWarrant Ofﬁcer of the har in a British manner Corey Miller C olumthat is bia Drain line goons, with the and is the company intentions of the Task Quarter-Master for the Force Commander, All-Source Intelligence while ensuring that the Centre, providing intel- ASIC is able to maintain ligence support to the their operational tempo commander. as long as needed. The ASIC comprises Of his job, Miller is members from a variety quoted as saying it’s of trades from across “not the most exciting
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Rock and roll brings life to literacy Author uses music to inspire young students Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER
People are â€œwired for story,â€? a prolific childrenâ€™s writer told a group of Agassiz students on Monday. Author Sigmund Brouwer used a combination of storytelling and music â€“ really, really loud music â€“ to
get Agassiz Christian and Kent elementary students jazzed about writing. Good music taps into your feelings, he told them, and good stories do, too. â€œHow does this one make you feel?â€? he asked the kids before each snippet of a song.
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With a touch of his ipod, he would then play bits of Bad to the Bone, a disco remix of Beethovenâ€™s Fifth, and even the Spongebob Squarepants theme song . Throughout the one-hour presentation, Brouwer played scary music, silly music, and plenty of rock and roll to underline his point. Stories are what set us apart from the herd. A good story should capture a readerâ€™s emotions, he said, and people are telling stories to each other all the time. Brouwer has a solid list of childrenâ€™s books to his name, and he told the students how stories heâ€™s heard in his life have been turned into chapters in those books, by taking the original story and al-
tering them with his imagination. Heâ€™s drawn on his own experiences in school, and in the hockey rink, to tell captivating stories that are growing in popularity in school libraries. But his most recent book, Rock and Roll Literacy, is a teachersâ€™ guide to cultivating reading and skills. In the presentation he told the students how to â€œmess with your teacherâ€? by building a tale that just gets more and more interesting. In the end, each student was also given three e-books, readable on an ipad and ipod Touch. For more information on Brouwerâ€™s program, visit www. rockandroll-literacy. com.
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Miranda Hernandez ( left) and Isabelle Flukiger (right) sing the theme song for Spongebob Squarepants in the Agassiz Christian School gym during a literacy presentation by childrenâ€™s author Sigmund Brouwer on Monday afternoon.
That was a straight fight, said judge T ECHOES FROM THE PAST 50 Years Ago, 1961 â€˘ The 1961 Agassiz dart players managed to retain the Dart Trophy for the third year in a row in a tournament held at the Elkâ€™s Hall. â€˘ The court under Magistrate A.M. Naismith dismissed a charge
of assault causing bodily harm against a soldier from Chilliwack as a result of a fight outside the Ag Hall the night of the Fall Fair dance. The accused admitted kicking Gordon Laughington but claimed Mr. Laughington kicked first. Laughington suffered a
broken jaw. Magistrate Naismith stated it appeared to be a straight fight, that the two men had gone into the field with that in mind and both had used their feet. He told them he could have charged them both with creating a disturbance but because both had entered the fight voluntarily he dismissed
the charges. â€˘ Mrs. Marg Carson was making satisfactory progress in Shaughnessy hospital, the local newspaper reported. After a lengthy illness, she was expected to return home in a week. â€˘ In the â€œHow things change departmentâ€?: in 1961 the Harrison Hotel featured a Hallow-
een Mardis Gras Fiesta which included hors dâ€™oeuvres, a feast featuring over 76 items from which to choose, dancing, a floor show, all gratuities and taxes for $6.50 per person. Or one could stay overnight at the hotel and enjoy all of the above plus a continental breakfast for only $12.50 per person.
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Suspect nabbed for firearms charges Police allege Linklater shot flare gun at motorist Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER
Ryan Linklater, 27, will soon face a judge for a series of firearms-related charge, following reports of shots being fired at a motorist in Agassiz. Last Friday, police received a call that shots were being fired from a
grey Ford F-150 truck by a male driver. The truck was traveling north on Hot Springs Road when the shots were fired, and police quickly set up a roadblock near Strikers Corner to locate a suspect. They also searched nearby houses, and found Linklater in a residence on Cheam Road. Police say
they surrounded the house and made two requests for the suspect to come out before he complied. He was arrested without further incident. A woman who was a passenger at the time of the alleged shooting was also located. Police say the gun used in the incident was a flare gun, shot at a
passing motorist. “Anytime it is alleged that a firearm has been used in an offence, the potential jeopardy for the police and public is very significant,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “This situation required a quick and coordinated response on the part of the Agassiz RCMP.”
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Homeless study final report released Numbers jump from 12 to 20 Homelessness seems to be a growing problem in Agassiz and Harrison, according to a report released this week by the Fraser Valley Regional District. The number of homeless recorded in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs jumped from 12 in 2008 to 20 in March of this year. The survey was conducted across the Fraser Valley in a 24-hour period on March 15 and 16. It covered Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz–Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, and Boston Bar–North Bend. A total of 345 homeless were counted in the survey conducted in March 2011, compared to 465 counted in the 2008 survey and 411 in 2004. The number of homeless in Abbotsford dropped from 235 to 117 in 2011, and Mission’s dropped from 100 to 54. Chilliwack increased to 111 from the 98 counted in a similar 2008 survey, from 12 to 20 in Agassiz-Harrison, and from 20 to 43 in Hope, a 115 per cent increase. There are no shelters in Agassiz or Harrison, and service providers generally pass homeless individuals onto shelters in Hope and Chilliwack. Among the survey’s other findings are: • homelessness is a result of poverty, unaffordable rental rates, family breakdown, mental health issues and drug addiction; • nearly twothirds are homeless for one year or longer; • more women sought shelter in transi-
tion houses in 2011, rising to 34 from the 21 in 2008; • more women were homeless in 2011,
“There are no shelters in Agassiz or Harrison, and service providers generally pass homeless individuals onto shelters in Hope and Chilliwack.” jumping to 45 per cent from 32 per cent in 2008; • addiction was reported by 37 percent and mental health issues by 20 per cent; • the majority of survey respondents (66 per cent) came from
outside the region. Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Ross, who is also chair of the FVRD, said the report raises multiple issues, especially the need for more detox facilities in the Fraser Valley. She said there are numerous factors contributing to Abbotsford’s decrease in homeless numbers. “You can’t look at just one factor,” she said, pointing out many groups are offering help. “The Salvation Army has done such a great job ... they work with the person to discover the cause.” She said the report shows all facets are working together to tackle the homeless issue. “The first step is to identify the problem. We are well on our way.”
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Opinion Worker safety must come first
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Did you donate to the Terry Fox Foundation this year?
The details of the tragedy at a Langley mushroom farm on Sept. 5, 2008 finally emerged last week, as the owners of the farm were in court after pleading guilty to numerous health and safety charges. Three workers died and two others suffered permanent brain damage. They were asked to go into a confined space to clear the blockage in a valve containing the chicken manure, straw and gypsum, which are used to make mushroom compost. This came after the farm owners had called a plumber to the scene. He was unable to fix the blockage and asked them to call a sewer pumping service. Instead, the job fell to the workers. As outlined in court, they were never given any information on working in confined spaces, nor was there any occupational health and safety training offered. Many of the people who work on such farms, in Langley and elsewhere in the Fraser Valley, are relatively new immigrants to Canada. They often get the jobs because they have limited job prospects and have some connections to the farm owners. They are also willing to work for low wages at jobs which involve hard physical labour. It is absolutely essential that anyone who hires other people to work in a business offer basic occupational health and safety training. It is also important that when there are hazards, such as confined spaces, employees be fully familiar with the dangers involved. They need to know when they can say “no.” The B.C. Federation of Labour has taken a major interest in this case and deserves credit for highlighting the importance of employers following basic safety practices. Farm workers are just as valuable as any employee on any job site. This case points out the need to ensure they fully understand all the risks of any job they are asked to perform. – Black Press
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B.C. jobs plan bumps into reality B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Premier Christy Clark’s “B.C. Jobs Plan” took some hits as she was finishing her week-long publicity tour to roll it out. The serious damage wasn’t from her political opponents on the left and right. The body blows came from Europe, the United States and China, where the storm clouds of a second recession continue to gather. As world leaders offered up a chorus of warning about debt and falling consumer demand, commodity markets for metals, coal and petroleum tumbled along with stocks. One of the few firm targets Clark offered was that eight new mines should be up and running
in B.C. by 2015, with expansions or upgrades to nine more existing mines. That is the total arrived at after detailed meetings with the industry. But if China’s factories slow down because fewer Americans and Europeans buy their goods, those projects can fade as quickly as the price of copper. Total provincial spending for the B.C. jobs plan comes out around $300 million. The bigticket items were contributions to port and rail facilities at Prince Rupert and Tsawwassen. Another $24 million goes to staff up natural resource permit offices, which are backlogged after amalgamation of various ministry functions. NDP leader Adrian Dix leapt on that announcement, saying it proves that the B.C. Liberals starved the regional offices. He’s right on that. For example, the resource ministry’s regional director for Skeena told the Bulkley-Nechako regional
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district board this spring that he has 30 per cent less staff than five years ago. Some of that is a result of ending duplication of forest, energy and other ministries, but by this spring there were
“The body blows came from the United States and China, where the storm clouds of a second recession continue to gather.” 65 independent power projects waiting for approval in Skeena alone. Of course the NDP would fix that backlog by killing off the projects, and presumably break up the natural resources ministry again, to ramp up their beloved government jobs. The NDP also jumped on B.C.
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Liberal MLA John Les for going to high-unemployment Nanaimo and suggesting people should look north where jobs are going begging. Construction company Ledcor had job fairs in Prince George and Chetwynd in early September, looking for hundreds of truck drivers, heavy equipment operators, drillers, blasters, mechanics, surveyors and labourers for the Willow Creek coal mine in Tumbler Ridge. Another job fair was held in Fort St. James around the same time, looking for equipment operators for the Mount Milligan coppergold mine. I had a chat a couple of weeks ago with a grader operator in Dawson Creek, working in the gas patch. Most of the pickups he sees on job sites have Alberta licence plates. So let’s say you’re an ablebodied unemployed guy sitting in Nanaimo, waiting for a job to come
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to you. If that’s how you think the economy works, it’s no surprise if your preferred political message is Dix’s 1960s socialist blather about the government forcibly sharing the wealth. And it’s no surprise that you’re unemployed. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins trashed the Prince Rupert port announcement as a payoff to local aboriginal people for a potash facility. “The usual Liberal policy of giving natives a veto on new projects has got to end,” Cummins said, demonstrating once again that he understands nothing about the evolution of this issue in the past 20 years. In summary, Clark’s jobs plan is to continue Gordon Campbell’s Pacific gateway strategy. The opposition parties are reheating decades-old failed options they hope will smell better than a stale three-term government. And B.C. is, as always, at the mercy of world events.
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Copper cable theft could have deadly results On September 4 I was rushed to the Royal Columbian Hospital in urgent need of a life saving procedure. This action came about at the culmination of a series of telephone calls between my wife and various family members. The end result was a call from one of our children to 911, putting the process of my receiving the medical care I required in motion. Nine days later, following a successful procedure, I returned home to convalesce and begin the healing process. My wife and I had begun making phone calls to let friends and relatives know I was home and to thank them for their care and concern, when suddenly at around 8:30 p.m. the phone lines went dead. Someone had cut a length of cable on Morris Valley Road, severing the telephone connections of several hundred homes for approximately 24 hours. I realized very quickly that if this had happened a week earlier, the likelihood of my surviving my medical crisis would have been extremely slim. In essence the value of my life could have been reduced to the black market price of some copper cable. I realized also that among the many homes affected by the outage there are a large number of seniors which
means that there are likely a significant number who have subscribed to the Life Line personal monitoring service. Obviously this would also have been severed rendering these individuals virtually helpless. The following week, there was another cable cut alongside the road leading to Hemlock Valley Ski Resort. While affecting fewer homes it posed a very real threat of a much different nature. This time the threat was to the physical welfare of the individuals cutting the cable as the cable cut was fiber optic and not copper. Apparently if one looks at the end of a fiber optic cable it can severely damage the eye, even causing blindness and if one were to suffer a scratch while handling this cable, minute glass particles could be released into the blood stream, the result of which could prove fatal. I would like to make this appeal to anyone who has done, or is considering stealing copper cable. Please consider the impact such action could have on the lives of your fellow citizens. Not to mention the risk to your own personal well being, should you mistakenly cut the wrong type of cable and suffer an accident while doing so. Gary & Laura Friesen
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Re: Ruth Altendorf, Harrison Happenings, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. To date, Ruthâ€™s Altendorf â€™s articles, â€œHarrison Happeningsâ€?, have primarily outlined events that she has attended with family and friends or her views on the beauty and fun available in Harrison Hot Springs. As such, they are often entertaining. However, her latest article has entered the political arena, giving much personal praise to the present council, in spite of the fact that, as far as I know, she has not attended any of its monthly public meetings during its current term. This appears unfair to all the candidates who will run in the next municipal election. Will they be afforded the same opportunity
for free political campaigning in the Observer? My great concern is that not all the content of this article is factual, since not all information on processes surrounding the outcomes or decisions made in council is given, causing the public to be misled. As one example, the concept of renovating Memorial Hall was decided upon before obtaining real input from the public. The article neglected to mention that a petition with 360 registered signatures, which were not in favour of this expenditure, was presented to Council. Some members of Council promptly dismissed this notice, end of discussion. This is only one of many circumstances that surrounded this controversial project, including the budget
overrun, and not everyone was happy with the action taken I agree with the writerâ€™s plea to all to find out the facts. Get to know the issues of the Village by attending council meetings where decisions are discussed and voted upon. This is your opportunity to become informed and to register input that will ultimately shape the future of Harrison Hot Springs. As one can gather, it is most important to hear both sides of any story. All residents should plan to attend the all-candidates meeting before our local election to gather such information. Only this way can one make an educated decision before casting a vote in our November election. Marg Doman
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Cousin Harley to rock Harrison Rockabilly heart and a hobo’s soul The Harrison Festival Society is bringing back a group that will liven up the Memorial Hall with everything from rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country to western swing. If you love Gretsch guitars, Hot-Rod cars and boogieing the night away, this is the show for you. Cousin Harley performs at the hall on Saturday, October 8. And for those who didn’t catch the act last time, he’s the rocking hillbilly persona of one of Vancouver’s best guitarists, Paul Pigat. Blessed with a jazz man’s sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo’s soul, there aren’t many genres of music that don’t pull at Pigat’s wayfaring imagination like a magnet. In many ways, it’s a mystery why Paul Pigat isn’t a household name yet. Maybe he’d be a lot easier to pin down if he wasn’t so darn good at so many different things. Paul is joined by Keith Picot (The Twisters, etc) on upright bass and Jesse Cahill on drums to create an unstoppable rock ‘n roll wrecking crew. With a hard hitting slap style all his own, Picot can drive a beat like the devil, then equally and effortlessly draw out the sweet tones of a saint. He is regarded as one of the best roots bassists in Vancouver. Cahill is also a highly regarded musician and drums for a number of jazz and roots music combos. Cousin Harley first played Harrison at a wild, sold-out show on Valentine’s Day in 2009. Tickets are $22 and available by phone at 604-796-3664 or online at www.harrisonfestival.com.
Cousin Harley returns to Harrison Memorial Hall next weekend.
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Labelle consumed by art Show opens this weekend Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER
Leo Labelle started on his art career early. â€œI used to paint the walls and floors, and I caused my parents some grief,â€? he says with a smirk. But then, Labelle has always been a rule breaker. And he still is to this day. â€œI donâ€™t believe in rules,â€? he says. â€œTo me, itâ€™s a bunch of nonsense... thereâ€™s no one set way of doing anything.â€? He did take art courses at one point, correspondence classes through the Minneapolis School of Art. But he promptly threw away the rules they were trying to instill and carried on with his own style. And the result is a house overflowing with artwork, as Labelle has devoted his life to creating images on canvas and sculpting. â€œThis is my love,â€? he says. â€œThis is what I live for. It consumes me.â€? Labelleâ€™s inspiration comes from his subconscious, mainly through images and ideas from dreaming. Heâ€™s spent the last few weeks poring over his many years of works, finding the right pieces for his upcoming show. Heâ€™ll be showing his work next month at the Mt. Woodside Gallery Heâ€™s decided to include some of his brightly-coloured sculptures â€” â€œIâ€™m known for being colourfulâ€? â€” and is learning how to frame his own paintings to properly show them. Although heâ€™s shown his work all around the world, itâ€™s been about 10 years since he last had a show. â€œAm I excited? No, not really. Iâ€™m tired. Itâ€™s a lot of work putting a show together,â€? JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER he says. An artistâ€™s reception will be held this SatLeo Labelle will be showing his work for the first time in several years. urday, October 1 at 7 p.m.
Choirâ€™s time to sing again â€˜We proved ourselves worthyâ€™ at Chorfest On September 19, 7 pm, at ter posture and a boost to our the Harrison Memorial Hall, the immune system. Singing also acts HHS Multicultural Choir met as a great stress reliever and chalfor the first 2011 Fall Season lenges our grey matters! practice. After staging a successWe usually give two concerts ful Seniorsâ€™ Chorfest in April, per year, one in the Spring and the choir took a much deserved one before Christmas. We also summer break, but now sing at the Agassiz Caris ready and eager for oling Fest and somemore. This is an ideal times join the students time to join the choir, it of the Kent elementary is a chance to start a new school during their season together with concerts. the members. So, if you Our choir is in good feel like checking us out, financial standing. The come to the Memorial fee for the fall session is Hall on a Monday eve$40 and the fee for the RUTH ALTENDORF ning and see what it is Winter session, because Harrison all about. it is a longer time, is Singing is healthy Happenings $50. Thatâ€™s $90 for the and good for you. Some year and includes the time ago, I read an arloan of music and practicle written by Victoria Strat- tice tapes. It is a price that is hard ton, a freelance writer and long- to beat. time chorister herself. She writes The HHS Multicultural Choir about health studies done in was founded in the year 1997. England, Germany and the USA, It provided us with an ongoing all pointing out that singing in a learning curve, with the seniorsâ€™ choir might provide many health Chorfest being the culmination benefits. Most prominently men- of our work. At this point, I tioned were better breathing, bet- would like to mention that â€” so
the Chorfest was comprised of â€œchoirs with seniorityâ€? â€” it was astonishing how well we did in every way. A Chorfest of this type is not for the weak and, I think, we proved ourselves worthy. There were long days, tough workshops, songs which were a step up from what we usually sing, the weather, which is never the greatest in April and yet, we took it all in stride. This does not mean, however, that one has to be a senior to become a member of our choir â€” far from it! Our choir is open to all ages and voice ranges and it is exactly this mix which makes our choir interesting. Our choir director is Brenda DiRezze and our accompanist is Beccie Bokenfohr â€” two ladies who have taught us for many years and never tired of it. We cannot thank them enough! Ruth Altendorf is a regular weekly columnist for the Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer, writing her views of current events as they happen in and around Harrison Hot Springs.
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The Malian group who deposited funds on behalf of Teryia were: Sekou Samake, a Bamako business man; Kariba Samake, in denim jacket ( the Chair of the Commune’s Twinning Group); Mariétou (the new President of Commune’s Women’s Association) and the founding Teryia member Fatou Diarrassouba’s mother, Issa.
Women in Mali can buy grinder Proceeds from Agassiz garage sale went to shea butter project Teryia members of the local twinning group in Agassiz/Harrison and Mali were able to raise enough funds to help contribute to the purchase of a multipurpose grinder for the women in the commune of Sanankoro Djitoumou in Mali, West Africa. A very successful garage sale took place in August after many in our communities learned, through an Observer article, of the Malian women’s hope to empower themselves through the purchase of this grinder. This tool can help improve the quality of their shea butter, which ultimately has the potential to improve not just their own lives, but life within their villages. Women in both Mali and the Fraser Valley entered into this project as partners, deciding mutually to raise funds together. This grinder, once purchased, can grind both nuts from the
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shea trees, used globally as a skin cream, and also food cereals such as millet, corn, peanuts and beans. With the garage sale proceeds, and donations from individuals locally, close to $1,000 was raised. Malian women utilized microcredit funding to make crafts and sell at local markets, raising enough funds to put almost $400 to the effort. Together with the funds raised by the Malian women themselves, by the proceeds from the garage sale, and by donations from local Fraser Valley women who learned Teryia was just shy of its goal, $1,400 was raised. The funds were wired to Mali in early September, and they have contacted their Agassiz Teryia members to let them know that they have received them and are in the process of purchasing the grinder, plus a cart and donkey
(needed to transport the grinder between villages). “Teryia would like to thank the Observer who initially ran the article that brought many local people out in support of the Malian women’s efforts, and to those locals who donated money and time to this project. Our thanks also goes out across the miles to both Fatou and Sekou (our connectors and translators!),” said organizer Anne Ehret. Once the grinder is set up and operational in the commune, the women will begin to pay for the complete cost of the grinder so that they own the operation. The women plan to raise enough funds through their Shea Butter sales to purchase another grinder, as there are 27 villages in the area. Local Teryia organizers plan to continue to partner with them as it is a mutual benefit.
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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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Stitch “n” Rip every Tues. 9 am - 1 pm. Come to the Harrison Mills Hall MS Support Group 3rd Thursday of with any unﬁnished sewing, stitching, every month. 11:30-1 p.m. in Chwk. knitting projects, etc. FMI call Kim Call Carmen at 604-796-2270. All Upper 604-796-2336. Fraser Valley folks welcome. Strong Start - Mon-Fri 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Olive Branch Dinners. Come join us for Kent Elementary School. Free drop-in a free home cooked meal. Tuesdays for kids 0-5. FMI call Kent Elementary 5-6pm. 7571 Morrow Rd, ACS gym. at 604-796-2161. No expectations, enjoy community Speed Watch - a non proﬁt companionship. Families & all ages organiza tion operating in Harrison Hot welcome. Springs and the District of Kent. On Royal Canadian Legion hosts drop-in the job training provided, FMI contact: “Fun Darts” every Mon at 4pm & Fri at Jerry Clark (Coordinator) 604 796 8451, 8pm, Players needed, arrive early to Bob Perry 604 796 8475 or Village Ofﬁce register. Euchre every Mon at 6:45pm. 604 796 2171 Non-members welcome. Call 604-796T.O.P.S. Meets Thurs at 9:30am, or 2332 5:45pm., at the Agassiz Christian Royal Westminster Canadian Army Church Cadet Corps meet every Tues from 6:15pm to 9:15pm at the Seabird Island Walk & Talk Group meets at 9:15am Community School Gym Ages 12 to 19 Tues & Fri mornings at the Hardy Bridge, Harrison. FMI call Jacquie years. No charge for uniforms. FMI 604-796-3 105 604-793-4855 Branch 32 Royal Canadian Legion Seniors Friendship House Drop-In: Ladies Auxiliary - Meets at 10:30 am Mondays: Srs Walking to Music at the ﬁ rst Wednesday of the month at 10am, Sit & Fit at 10:30am, Bingo the Legion 1846 No. 9 Hwy, Agassiz FMI at 1pm, Srs. Learn to Line Dance Mollie Sand 604-796-2682 at 4:30pm; Tues Bridge at 12:45pm.; Cribbage at 1:00pm.; Wed Floor Curling at 1pm.; Fri Floor Curling at 1pm. Info: 604-796-3422
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The Agassiz Harrison Senior Men’s Golf play every Tuesday morning. Here, Ed Babuik passes the Disturber Stick Award to Joe Febbo after their game.
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Meet the Pros October 2011
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Balwinder Kahlon (centre) has spent the last six months walking entirely across Canada, starting in St. John’s on April 1, and ending in Victoria in October. He’s walking with Drug Awareness Foundation Calgary, which seeks out to bring awareness to drug and alcohol addiction, with the focus on re-instilling family values. The group walked through Agassiz last Friday. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER
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ALBERTA BASED COMPANY looking to hire experienced mulcher, feller buncher and processor operators. Requires drivers licence, work in Northern Alberta including camp jobs. Please email resume to: email@example.com or fax to 780-488-3002. FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certiﬁed, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com
Civil Engineering Technologist 1 or 2 (one position) - Reposting District of Kitimat full time permanent - starting wage $29.24-$42.62, depending on education & experience. Civil Technologist diploma preferred. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proﬁcient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Ofﬁce. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Further information can be obtained from our website http://www.kitimat.ca or contact personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-632-8900 (Closing date October 26, 2011)
KODIAK WIRELINE SERVICES PARTNERSHIP is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to: email@example.com or fax to 780-418-0834.
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1611-2011 FOUR CENTURIES KING JAMES VERSION Since 1611, the Lord has blessed the use of this magniﬁcent translation to English-speaking people around the world. Please join us as we commemorate this great gift during the Annual General meeting of the Trinitarian Bible Society (Canada).
HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com
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ONLINE, COLLEGE Accredited, Web Design Training, Administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn from the comfort of home! Starts October 24. Apply today: www.ibde.ca PHARMACY TECH trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies & hospitals need certiﬁed techs & assistants! No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available! 1-888-778-0461. TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certiﬁed. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.
KLAASSEN Farms is looking for an onsite Farm Operator/Manager for our Chilliwack Blueberry Farm Operation. Duties include, but are not limited to: Weed Control, Pesticide/Fungicide Control, Nutrient Applications, Crop Harvesting, Farm Maintenance and some basic Equipment Maintenance. You will work closely together with the owner, who will collaborate on a management plan with you in order to gain the best economic value for our crop. The successful candidate will have some prior farm experience, but all applicants will be considered. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (604)702-5609
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Get Your Game Face On! $11 to start/hr, up $20/hr! We are looking for 8-12 people For work in C.S, PR, Promo Travel & Beneﬁts available Class 5 license an asset Call today start tomorrow! Call Kristina at 604-777-2196
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 PRODUCTION LABOURER NEEDED for a growing fast paced Roof Tile Manufacturing Co. located in Surrey. Applicant must be prepared for and capable of physically demanding work. Duties include but not limited to general labour, cleanup, product stacking and must be a team player. Please fax resumes to: 604-599-5972 or email: email@example.com QUALIFIED CHIP DRIVERS REQUIRED! We require 2 years veriﬁable experience, clean abstract, and drivers willing to work dedicated night and day shifts on 2 week rotations. All tractors are double shifted, and based out of Chilliwack B.C. We offer late model equipment, direct deposit, extended beneﬁts, and steady work. For further information please contact Gail 1-888-357-2612 Ext: 225 or fax resume to 250-357-2009 check us out @www.sutco.ca
Seeking an experienced individual to create a short video for a non-proﬁt society. For further information go to: www.hopemountain.org START TODAY FROM HOME, Company needs Both Men & Women, P/T & F/T, No Experience Needed. Your approval is instant and guaranteed. Get Details at: www.BasicOnlineWork.com We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilﬁeld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilﬁeld 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.
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INSIDE SALES PERSON required for Rigging shop in Port Kells. Some mechanical aptitude and computer skills would be an asset. Must be a self-starter. Wage negotiable.
Please e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: (1)604-882-0330
TORRAC OILFIELD SERVICES, Grande Prairie - Specializing in Drilling Fluid Recovery. Seeking motivated individuals for Trackhoe Operator, Grande Prairie & BC area. Applicants must possess: Valid drivers licence; 4 ? 5 years operator experience (2000 hours); drilling ﬂuid recovery equipment experience an asset; work unsupervised in a drilling rig environment; safety tickets (First Aid, H2S, WHMIS & TDG, Conﬁned Space, Ground Disturbance); work 3 week in & 1 week out rotation. Competitive salary & beneﬁt package available. Email resume to Leroy, email@example.com. Fax 780-8147506.
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LEAD ROOF TECHNICIAN $28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial rooﬁng, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal. Offering Great Beneﬁts Including: Company Vehicle, Paid Travel, Support Crews, Top Wages, Health/Dental, Pension & Company Uniforms. Must have proven ability to install using RCABC rooﬁng practices and follow WCB regulations. Fax resume: 604-944-2916, Call Adam: 604-944-2977 or e-mail aknipfel@designrooﬁng.ca Visit: www.designrooﬁng.ca
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km 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 qualiﬁcations. Beneﬁts, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, proﬁt sharing bonus, join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 ofﬁce; firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Flicek 780-8462241 fax; email@example.com.
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Envision your future
Lead, grow, innovate with one of Canada’s top 50 employers You will help us realize our vision of becoming the best place our employees have ever worked. Envision has been ranked one of the 50 Best Employers by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine for the past seven years and believes in fostering a culture where work-life flexibility is supported and encouraged. Further your career by becoming part of our future Join the dynamic team in this full-time role in our Hope Insurance office.
Insurance Services Manager A confident self-starter, you will lead personal lines staff, ensuring that all targets for branch sales, business partner referrals, business development and financial success are met. Directing your energy to maintaining—and growing—our existing personal insurance business, you will oversee policy renewals, manage accounting and collection activities and build our external presence through work relationships and community involvement. Along with 5 years’ experience promoting and selling a full range of personal insurance products and services, you have completed at least 2 years of business-related courses, a Level 3 Insurance License and a CAIB, CIP, AIIC or CCIB designation.
We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011 D.V. starting at 2:30pm
Enjoy refreshments and fellowship after the meeting.
CERTIFIED DENTAL Assistant, P/T required for busy paperless dental ofﬁce in Salmon Arm. Must be professional, detailed oriented have a positive attitude and work well within a team environment. Dental reception an asset. Please send Resume: email@example.com or mail to PO Box 90 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2.
For complete position information or to apply, visit our careers website at envisionyourfuture.ca. Online applications must be submitted by Friday, October 28, 2011.
Guest speaker: Rev. Malcolm H. Watts, Chairman TBS (UK)
Location: Fellowship Hall Bethel NRC, 8920 Broadway St., Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 5W1
We would like to thank family & friends for their ﬂowers, baking & many cards since our recent loss of Stuart. Rena, Scott & Family
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MOVING & STORAGE
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#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604798-8480. Homesense@shaw.ca
MOVING & STORAGE
#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Mini Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting at $30/hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918
A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com
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ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, guaranteed. Champion lines, $750. 604-819-2115. firstname.lastname@example.org YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts
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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 Questions regarding these positions may be directed to Dan Landrath, Transportation Supervisor at 604-796-1042.
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
DOLLAR DEALS! $2 per week in $100 & Under $4 per week in $200 & Under $6 per week in $300 & Under (Must advertise for 2 consecutive weeks.)
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WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
707 APARTMENT FURNISHED
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BEAUTIFUL 2 bdrm Harrison Hot Springs Lake view furnished condo. No smoking or pets. Must have references. 778-866-0443
HOMES FOR RENT
1959 OLDSMOBILE - 2 dr hardtop, Delta 88, exc cond. Running. Motor 394. $9000/obo. (604)854-1051
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 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
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 bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
7497 Maple Cres Oct 1 9am - 4pm Multiple household items, lots of tools for the guys. No advance sales.
$450,000 Must Sell/Job Relocation Well-kept basement entry family home 2600 sq. ft. 4 bed/3bath, ss appli. in large kitchen & den, 2 f/p’s, 12000 sq. ft. lot, great neighborhood in cul-de-sac. 604-755-0635 pls leave message
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
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Firewood for sale- Fir $180/cord Hardwood $200/cord Call 604-378-7738
MATTRESSES staring at $99
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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 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
COLLECTING Old Canadian and American Coins Call Travis at 604796-0320
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82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/
$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: 1 Bedroom unit to rent above the Heritage Coffee shop in Agassiz. Rental references are required. This unit is for suitable for one non-smoking person only and available on October 1, 2011. For further info call 604-591-5503. 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
707 APARTMENT FURNISHED ABBOTSFORD East: Nice selfcont. 1 lge.bdrm. Coach House furnished suite. 4 appl. Quiet, country setting (ideal for shift worker) NS/NP In garage parking. $700./mo. incl. hydro. Avail. immed. Call 604-309-9177
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 1996 SUZUKI auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $1250. Call (778) 551-1662. 1997 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER SRS auto 4X4 loaded, sun roof, runs good Aircare $5500 ST#115 DL#31038 604-855-0666
1988 PACE Arrow Motorhome Class A 38’, 83,000 miles, 4 new tires, solar panel, generator, adda-room, 2 single beds, large bath/shower. Asking $10,500 obo 604-287-5534 or 604-850-3732.
EAST ABBOTSFORD Great Neigborhood on Mountain Drive Cul-De-Sac.
CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855
1980 KAWASAKI 750 LTD, best offer near $1000 Has collector plates, runs good 23Kkms (604)826-8257 Loud & sassy DG hard chrome Pipes fr California dble plating never blue ﬁts ‘04-’07 Yahama Roadstar. Full custom exhaust not insert. $300. 778-888-6805, 778-837-6577 MOTORCYCLE HAULER Holds 3 small or 2 full size motorcycles with large utility box. $1875: (778)8886805 or 778-837-6577
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
1991, 25’ Mallard Sport Class A. Fiberglass body.1 pc. rubber roof. gener., 360 eng.w/H.D. tranny, central furn. with A/C, slps 4, good cond in/out, 40,300 K., $16,775. 778-888-6805 or 778-837-6577 1991 FORD F250 4X4 for hunter /ﬁsherman 8 1/2 ft camper, old but good, must see! (604)826-8257
JEEP 4x4, older model, suitable for attaching snowplow to plow driveways. Call 604-793-8107 or 1-604796-9877
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2005 ACURA RSX Rare Luxury Sport Model / pristine condition. Only 45,000Ks. With I-V TEC 4 cyl. Lady driven - loaded, 5 speed. $14,500/OBO. 604-538-2239. 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA dealer serv. since new, 97K, 1 owner, exc. cond., $10,800. (604)535-9984 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
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
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL BUILDING SALE... “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 Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.
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 RYDER LK., Chilliwack - $1350/mo. Newly reno’d 3 bdrm/2 brm, dbl grg, fenced. N/S. 604-858-7957
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.
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: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899.
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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 www.sunsiteslandrush.com
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AUSTRALIAN Shepherd, 5/mo fem, beauty & brains, tri-colour, top family dog. $600 ﬁrm. 604-930-8551. BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog puppies, vet checked, 1st shots. Jen 604-807-3853 / email@example.com Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 Chihuahua pups, tiny teacups, ready to go $700; male standard Chihuahua, $450. 604-794-7347 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Brindle. CKC reg. $1200. Call 604-782-3864. ITALIAN mastif x presa pups ready ! 1000-1200. shots & dewormed brindle colouring family raised. 6048549615 call or msg sara LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 LABS, Chocolate, Parents CKC, 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945 LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups family/farm raised,shots, short hair, vet checked, parents excellent temper. F$695, M$595. 604-835-0305. MALTIPOOS; 2 fems, 3/mo’s old, 1 black, and 1 white & black. Will be smaller dogs. $500. (604)945-8787 or (604)805-2567 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fem’s $250 Special. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525. 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
Auto Loans Approved Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online autocredit911.com Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can ﬁnance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.
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
1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper
10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $8600. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827
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CARS - DOMESTIC
1993 Buick Century, auto, fully equipped, exc cond. $1650. (604)858-6604 1995 FORD TAURUS, mint cond., senior driven, garage kept, 114,km. $2700. Call (604)824-8942 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, $6400 obo. 604-820-8218 2006 BUICK ALLURE CX. 92,000 kms. No accd’s. Local. Exc. cond. $11,500. Abbotsford 604-855-1335 2006 DODGE MAGNUM SXT auto A/C,f/load, Aircare runs good $6900 st#106 DL#31038 604-855-0666 2009 Pontiac 4 dr hatch, auto/od trans, near new cond, locally driven, 9800km, $7800. (604)795-3483 CADDY CIMMARON, clean, 2.8L auto, loaded, sharp looking, runs great! $1395 Call 604-863-2455
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1991 HONDA ACCORD LX 4dr 4 cyl auto, Aircare, good cond $800 CALL 778-997-4519 Mission 1999 Red Suzuki Swift, hatch, auto, 88,400km, new winter tires, garage kept, $3000 obo. (604)795-3650 2002 BMW, 4 door, 325I auto, 80,000K New service, brakes, tires, mint cond. $13,500. 604-541-0018.
Elec. jacks, exterior speakers, thermopane windows, microwave, dinette slide. $25,995 (stk.31006) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
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1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8107 1993 Chevy 1/2 ton with extended cab, 5 speed, $1800 obo. 604-869-7376 1993 DODGE DAKOTA. Ext. cab, 2 WD. Fully loaded, CD, 318, auto, Aircared, exc. cond. 205,000 kms. $2,000. obo. 604-309-9670 1994 FORD EXPLORER LTD. 4 door, 4 X 4, fully loaded, leather int., CD, Aircared. Exc. cond. $1,500. obo. 604-309-9670 1995 Dodge P/U single cab V6, auto, air, new winter tires, new starter + canopy. $3900 Only 85K Senior driven 604-855-0633 604-897-2718 1995 Ford F150 4.9L, 5spd, 198,km, 7’ box, ﬁbreglass cap, aircare 2013. $1800. (604)751-0122 1995 MERCURY van, 7 passenger, loaded, dual air, sunroof, real good condition. Always serviced. 23,130 kms. $1200 obo. (604)854-5810 1999 HINO FB box truck, diesel, auto, brakes 90%, new glass, great tires, 1600 lb. lift gate, 316K, $9,999. Call (604)869-3466 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 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 2006 Glendale Titanium Tour edt. ATTN SNOWBIRDS; 4 Slides, elec f/p, all options, pics avail, mint cond, $36,000. Ph: (604)858-4878 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 GMC 2500HD DURAMAX crew cab 4X4 auto Allison trans runs good, very clean, a/c, $16,900 St#61 DL#31038 604-855-0666
859 “Family sized” dinette, equa-ﬂex suspension, loft, elec. awning. $29,995 (Stk.30530) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 Hunter Special Camper, 9.5’, bath , shower, fridge stove, hot water, roof redone, $1500. (604)858-2555 OKANAGAN 11’ CAMPER on 88 Ford 250, 4x4, good cond. $4200 obo 604-820-8218
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
TRUCKS & VANS
1988 Ford 250 4x4 V8 stnd, w/11’ camper, gd cond. Many new parts. $4200 obo. 604-820-8218 1989 Toyota SR5- King cab. Recent work. $1200 ﬁrm. Call (604)796-8708 1992 FORD 1 TON cube van. 15’ alum. box. Good motor & trans. Recent ABS brakes, exhaust, tires, tune up, extra leaf springs, no rust, looks good. Aircare exempt $3500. obo. Abbt. Cell 604-217-9098
Chevy 3/4 T P/U box professionally made into trailer. Very good condition. $700 obo. 604-820-8218
19’ McGregor Power sailer & trailer, 40hp outboard, elec start, main sail plus fore sale in perfect shape. Slps 2 adults, 1 child, porta potti, VHS radio, 3 anchors, fenders, life jackets, extras. $6500. (604)858-2489
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*Dealer Signing Bonuses are available on retail purchase/finance/lease of all new, in-stock 2011 Mazda models from September 1-30, 2011. Bonus amounts vary by model. Maximum $2,000 Dealer Signing Bonus available on 2011 MX-5, RX-8 and CX-9. Dealer Signing Bonus can only be applied against the purchase price [or accessories to such purchase]. No cash surrender value. Offer excludes 2012 Mazda5. See dealer for complete details. †0% APR Purchase Financing is available on all new Mazda vehicles. 84-month term available on 2011 Mazda6, MX-5, RX-8 and Tribute. Other terms vary by model. Using a finance price of $14,990 for 2011 Mazda2 GS (B5XB51AA00)/$17,290 for 2011 Mazda3 GX (D4XS51AA00)/$24,690 for 2011 Mazda6 GX(G4SY61AA00)/$27,190 for 2011 CX-7 (PVXY81AA00)/$28,690 for 2011 MX-5 GX(L2XS61AA00)/ $23,490 for 2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD62AA00) at a rate of 1.9%/1.9%/0%/3.9%/0%/2.9% APR, the cost of borrowing for a 84 month term is $1,031/$1,189/$0/$3,924/$0/$2,493 bi-weekly payment is $88/$102/$136/$171/$158/$143 total finance obligation is $16,021/$18,479/$24,690/$31,114/$28,690/$25,983. Finance price includes freight and PDI of $1,495 for Mazda3, Mazda2/$1,695 for Mazda6,CX-7, MX-5, Mazda5. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. Other terms available and vary by model. V0% APR Lease Financing is available on new 2011 Mazda vehicles (excluding MX-5, RX-8 and Tribute). Using the new 2011 Mazda3 GX (D4XS51AA00) as a representative example with a lease APR of 0%, monthly payments of $229 for 36 months, total lease obligation is $8,251, including $0 down payment & $500 signing bonus. Lease payments include freight and PDI of $1,495. Taxes extra and required at the time of purchase. 20,000 km per year mileage allowance applies; if exceeded, additional 8¢ - 12¢ per km applies. 25,000 km leases available. Other lease terms available and vary by model. Offered leasing available to retail customers only. **The advertised price of $12,990/$14,990/$21,290/$24,940/$24,290 for the 2011 Mazda2 GS (B5XB51AA00)/ Mazda3 GX (D4XS51AA00)/Mazda6 GX(G4SY61AA00)/MX-5 GX(L2XS61AA00)/CX-7 GX(PVXY81AA00) is a special price for the duration of the “Best Event” and includes freight and PDI of $1,495 for Mazda2, Mazda3 /$1,695, for Mazda6, MX-5, CX-7, plus the $500/$500/$1,000/$2,000/$1,000 signing bonus and the event cash discount of ($2,000/$2,300/$3,500/ $3,750/$3,000). 2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD62AA00) price is $21,590 including $2,000 cash discount.The selling price adjustment applies to the purchase and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. $75 max. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid September 1-30 while supplies last. Prices subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details. Images not exactly as shown. ‡ Offer available on retail purchases of new 2011 Mazda2/Mazda3 models with no prior auto finance experience. This program can be used in combination with all other incentive program (excluding the Mazda Graduate Rebate). Some conditions apply. See mazda.ca or your dealer for complete program details.
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