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The Kilby annual Children’s Day was a success, with hundreds of families going through the doors at the historic site on Saturday. Children were taught old-fashioned games and were entertained by the Agassiz Firefighters. Many of the kids took part in some piñata bashing, as shown above.
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Parents encouraged to get familiar with school setting
With school back in session this week, parents may have been breathing a collective sigh of relief. But September is a great time for parents to head into the school, too. Connecting with teachers — and getting familiar with the rest of the school system — can pave the way for a better education, said Dr. Karen Nelson, superintendent for School District 78. And there are numerous ways to get involved, she added, from simply getting to know a child's teachers and the school administrators, to reading every night together. “The Board of Education believes
that consultation with parents is a desirable and necessary part of a complete school program," Nelson said. "Continued parental involvement in the education of children/ youth throughout all grade levels contributes greatly to student achievement and a positive school environment." Some of the ways she suggests getting involved include "participating in classroom activities and school-related activities, functions and events; participating in the activities of Parent Advisory Councils and other school-related advisory governance activities; working cooperatively with the
school to create positive, productive learning environments both at school and at home; and supporting the school in instilling an appreciation for the value of education and a sense of individual responsibility for learning and achievement." Getting familiar with the teachers, joining the PAC and even attending board meetings can help parents understand the school system, too. While teachers have been busy for weeks planning their school year, the school board also has a mandate to help students achieve success in school. They have four main goals outlined in their District Achievement Contract.
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They are to improve literacy and numeracy skills, as well as IEP goal attainment for all Kindergarten to Grade 9 students, improve aboriginal students' sense of identity and achievement, and to improve preparation for post-secondary eduction and future jobs for all students in Grades 10 to 12. Finally, they aim to improve grade-to-grade transition rates for all students in Grades 8-12.
Positive year ahead Nelson is looking to a "very positive year ahead" in the district, working closely with teachers. Continued on 2
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Parents encouraged to learn about district happenings
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School board meetings are held throughout the year and are open to the public. Dr. Karen Nelson, superintendent of Fraser Cascade, said parents should feel welcome to attend any or all meetings, in addition to attending their their own schools' Parent
Advisory Council meetings. Board meetings are at 7 p.m. and rotate around the district to encourage parents to attend at least one meeting. In Hope, they meet at the District Education Office. Meetings there will be held on September 18, October 30, December 11, January 15, February
26, April 2, May 14 and June 25. Meetings held in outlying schools this year are scheduled for October 9 at Agassiz elementary-secondary, November 20 at Agassiz Centre for Education, February 5 at Harrison Hot Springs elementary, April 23 at Boston Bar elementary-secondary and June 4 at Kent
elementary. Each meeting includes a presentation, often from a school administrator. For detailed agendas for upcoming meetings, and minutes from past meetings, and much more parent and student information, visit the district website at www. sd78.bc.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The school year started off in late August for teachers, trustees, administrators and support staff, who got together for a Teach Meet at Hope secondary school. The Teach Meet, held August 27, was organized by the FraserCascade Teachers' Association, and focused on integrating technology into the classroom. "We started off the year on a
very positive note," she said. There is also a new program starting in this school district, an initiative of the Ministry of Education called Changing Results for Young Readers. "The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of children who are engaged, successful readers," Nelson said. There will be "action research teams" in every school district,
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Hundreds of movie fans gathered in Centennial Park in Agassiz on Friday night to watch Rio. The movie started at about 8:30 p.m., just after the blue moon rose over the eastern mountains.
Music therapy heals the soul Bikers riding to fund Band Wagons at Childrens Hospital Jessica Peters THe OBserver
Music therapy can be a powerful thing, whether it’s offered to an older patient recovering from a stroke, or a young patient being struggling through cancer treatment. But it’s a therapy that doesn’t always receive the funding it deserves, says Patrick Zulinov, cochair and one of the founders of the Music Therapy Ride. “Music affects us in many ways and it’s not to be taken for granted,” he said in a phone interview this week. On Saturday, he will be part of the motorcycle and car convoy that travels from the Fraser Downs Racetrack to Harrison Hot Springs. About 100 riders will take part, and ride culminates with an intimate concert at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and
Spa, by Canadian rockers 54-40. It’s an impressive ride, with complete presidential escort by the Vancouver Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team. That keeps them from having to stop at lights and other traffic woes. But it’s really the music therapy that is the driving force of Zulinov’s committee. “A bunch of us in the music industry and media realized music therapy was not getting the funding it deserves,” he says. Eleven years later, they have raised more than $500,000 for programming that helps heal the soul, while doctors heal the patient. They are currently working on creating Band Wagons — mobile units that go from hospital bed to hospital bed at BC Childrens Hospital. Patients can learn about pro-
ducing music, play the keyboard, or even record songs. “This goes beyond giving them drugs, and is helping them heal from whatever tragedies they’re dealing with,” Zulinov. “It can get their minds off what they’re going through.” The ride has been a popular cause for those in the music industry, and has drawn support from the likes of Nickelback, Jann Arden, Chantal Kreviazuk, Default and Colin James. This year, coming along with 54-40, are rock royalty Nick and Sophie Simmons, and their mom Shannon Tweed. As the Music Therapy Ride moves through Chilliwack, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs, roads will be briefly closed. To learn more about the ride, visit www.musictherapyride.org.
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Bands rock the beach Second annual event draws crowds
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Ken McCoy pleased country fans with original music and classics, including Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road at Harrison’s Bands on the Beach this weekend (top left).
About a dozen musical acts hit Harrison’s shores this weekend, for the second annual Bands on the Beach. And now that it’s all over, organizers are giving a solid round of applause to the businesses who supported the event. “It was better than we had hoped,” said Councillor Sonja Reyerse. The longtime HarrisonAgassiz Chamber of
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Commerce director put on her “Chamber hat” to organize the event, alongside her husband and Chamber executive Robert Reyerse, and musician Todd Richard. “Based on last year’s turnout and lineup, this event was more than we could have hoped for, and having the support of the local businesses was incredible,” she said. The intention of the event was to drive tourism, or “put heads in beds”, she said, and it was also a success that way. The two-day event, headlined by Richard, was free to the public. While funding for Bands on the Beach was initially estimated at
$5,000, that cost quickly doubled. With $4,000 coming from the Village’s Resort Municipality funds (the two per cent tax charged for lodging and returned to the Village), the remaining $6,000 was raised through a plea to businesses. The Chamber, Harrison Resort and Spa, Tourism Harrison and Topline Sheet Metal each donated $500, and many more businesses pitched in as well. “The rest came from Chamber members just wanting this to happen,” Reyerse said. About 800 to 1,000 people attended on Saturday, and about 2,000 on Sunday.
Todd Richard (above) helped organize Bands on the Beach, and was the final act on Sunday night.
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MIDDLE PHOTO: Trevor Murray was one of several performers on the beach this weekend. ABOVE: Several hundred music lovers came out to enjoy the shows, including this young dancer.
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Hijinks and arrests on long weekend
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Boats cut loose from docks returned to owners “As a result of this pro-active measure, no party occurred,” Falebrinza said. That wasn’t the only action over the long weekend. On that same night, Agassiz RCMP received a call about a group of people reportedly firing a rifle into the water from a pink boat, about four kilometres north of the Agassiz-Rosedale bridge. Patrols failed to locate the boat. And in Harrison Hot Springs that night, an unknown person or people untied several boats that were docked at a marina. All of the
boats were located and returned to the owners. However, a few days later a similar incident occurred. On Sept. 3, two police officers were conducting foot patrols in Harrison when they noticed several bumper boats floating free in the water. They had been cut free from a secure cable. A 20-year old man from Langley was reportedly seen floating in one of the boats and later arrested for mischief after attempting to evade the police by jumping in the water. The suspect has been
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Several thefts reported in area A number of thefts have taken place over the past week, and RCMP are reminding residents to make sure they lock their vehicles. On Aug. 28, RCMP report that a boat trailer was located under the Agassiz/Rosedale Bridge. The trailer had been reported stolen from Chilliwack earlier in the day. The trailer has been returned to its rightful owner. Then on the morning of Sept. 1, some smaller items were stolen from a vehicle. The vehicle was parked at the Kent Fitness/ Activity Centre, and left unlocked. The thief gained entry through the unlocked door. Sgt. Stuart Falebrinza said it's a reminder to everyone to lock your vehicle, even when leaving it for a very short time. On Sept. 3, a construction site on Bridal Falls Road reported that one of their storage trailers had been broken into. The thief or thieves stole numerous items, including tools, saws, a dirt bike and a planer unit.
Guns and drugs found Agassiz RCMP have encountered serious crime incidents over the past
week. On Sept. 2, a vehicle was stopped on the West Harrison Service Road. Police smelled a fresh odor of marijuana in the vehicle. When they looked further, they located marijuana and three firearms. The firearms were seized for further investigation and the driver of the vehicle has been charged for driving while prohibited. The vehicle was seized for seven days. The following day, at about midnight, RCMP stopped a vehicle on Pioneer Ave. in Agassiz. The driver was identified as a prolific offender in the local area. Police searched his vehicle, only to find heroin, cocaine and two edged weapons. Sgt. Falebrinza said that "removing drug dealers from our streets, and grow operations from our community is a policing priority for the Agassiz RCMP." Anyone with information regarding the above incidents is asked to contact the Agassiz RCMP Detachment at 604-796-2211. Sgt. Falebrinza would like to remind all motorists to obey the posted speed limit as school is back in session. firstname.lastname@example.org
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A large bush party was shut down before it even started over the long weekend. Police were tipped off to the party, which was to take place on Friday night (Aug. 31) up Harrison Forest Service Road. Agassiz RCMP and the UFVRD Seasonal Policing Unit set up a roadblock in the area, and stopped a large number of people. Sgt. Stuart Falebrinza said that “copious amounts of liquor were dumped and suspended drivers were located.” One man was also arrested under the Immigration Act.
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Opinion QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Sentences should protect our children Canada’s crime rate is at a 30-year low, but despite this good news story, people still feel the justice system is too lax on criminals. Recent sentencings, like that of shamed senior RCMP officer Monty Robinson, give credence to people’s cries of foul. For obstructing justice in a hit-and-run death, he received a small conditional sentence and a temporary curfew. This is in contrast to the sentencing of the Stanley Cup rioters. Some young men being sentenced for taking part in the riot are receiving seven to nine months jail time for their part. This may seem either harsh or just in the eyes of the public. But in comparison, an Abbotsford man recently convicted of child pornography received only 18 months. A conditional sentence is a common sentence for the crime, even if the perpetrator is not just looking at child porn but distributing it.
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Convicted pedophiles usually do see the inside of a jail cell, but sentences range and often aren’t longer than two years. It is particularly troubling that in this study on crime rates, the offence which saw the largest increase was child pornography, which jumped 40 per cent in 2011 from 2010, say police. The judicial system doesn’t appear to take sexual crimes against children as seriously as it does rioters. The provincial government wanted to send a strong message that those who riot will pay for the crime they committed. The message was heard loud and clear by our judges who by B.C. judicial standards, are handing down harsh sentences. If our government can carry that kind of weight and influence with the provincial judicial system in sending a message of deterrence for rioting, can it not send an even stronger message to protect our children from predators? – Black Press
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Separating oil from manure
Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – I was as surprised as anyone to hear about the plan by this newspaper’s owner, David Black, to begin regulatory work on an oil refinery for Kitimat. I’ll leave it to others to comment on the practicality of that plan, and whether it would make the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project more acceptable to B.C.’s government and population. Black Press news coverage, columns, letters to the editor and other reader comments are not affected by this project, and there has been a range of views expressed already. Whatever the merits of the refinery idea, it has advanced the debate over pipelines and the place of oil in our society. And
that’s a good thing, because as someone with a basic knowledge of chemistry and some experience in oil refining, I have noticed a lot of ignorance about the subject. Today I’d like to address some of the main misconceptions, which have been exploited by some opponents. The first one is oil pollution in general and how it gets into the environment. A global study by the Smithsonian Institution in 1995 calculated the amount of oil making its way into oceans this way: Big tanker spills accounted for 37 million gallons a year, about five per cent of the total marine oil pollution identified. By far the largest source was oil runoff from land into drains, from oil changes, municipal and industrial wastes and other sources: 363 million gallons. Bilge cleaning and other routine ship maintenance added 137 million gallons, four times the tanker spill average. Air pollution from vehicles and
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industry deposited hydrocarbon particles equal to another 97 million gallons; natural seeps added 62 million gallons; offshore drilling discharges accounted for 15 million gallons.
“It’s not tankers and pipelines doing most of the polluting. It’s you and me.” So that’s the first thing to understand. It’s not tankers and pipelines doing most of the polluting. It’s you and me. Then there is the propaganda about greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands crude. Actor Robert Redford is one of the highest-profile pitchmen for the false notion that “tar sands” oil generates three times the greenhouse gases as conventional
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oil. The facts are clear. The most widely cited source is a graph prepared by Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which shows that 75 per cent of greenhouse gases from all types of crude occur when the gasoline, jet fuel and diesel are burned by the end user. Yes, there are variations in emissions on the remaining quarter. Emissions from mined oil sands crude are slightly higher than steam extraction, which is slightly higher than conventionally drilled and pumped crude. The most greenhouse gas-intensive crude used in North America is California heavy crude, which is conventionally drilled. Burning coal produces far more greenhouse gases than oil, as University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver has calculated. Two U.S. environmental groups, including the one fronted by Redford, have lately been
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promoting a study that suggests oil sands crude is more corrosive to pipelines. False, says the industry, showing analysis of pipes that have carried diluted bitumen for decades. The Trans-Mountain pipeline has been carrying crude from Alberta to Burnaby and Washington state for more than 60 years. It has periodically carried heavy crude for 40 years, and diluted bitumen for 25 years. Some of that crude is refined in Washington and the gasoline and diesel barged up to supply B.C. gas stations. And of course Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii and all other B.C. islands depend on marine fuel shipments. And let’s not forget the most common heavy oil used in B.C. It’s called asphalt. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com email@example.com
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Mailbag Amber lights mean Tourism needs a slow, not stop boost in Harrison
There has been much discussion regarding the crosswalks in this town, particularly those with flashing amber lights. We have all encountered flashing amber lights with road construction. We must slow down and if we are expected to stop, there will be a flag person there to see to it. We have also encountered the intersection where there is a flashing red light. We MUST stop and proceed when it is safe to do so.
To the motorist, flashing amber means "slow down" and "caution." If the motorist is REQUIRED to stop, the lights should be flashing RED. Pedestrians must not expect motorists to stop for the flashing amber, or for that matter, walk signs at intersections as many are missed. Take care and watch for those who are not watching for you. Be thankful for those (the majority) who do slow and stop. Jim Johnson
Safer to jaywalk on main roads?
In response to the mailbag section of The Observer dated Fri. Aug. 31, 2012 "Too many close calls on Agassiz crosswalks" by Sheila Scott. I, too, had my close calls crossing the street here in Agassiz, both by the Prospera and by the library, and every once in a while by the A&W. You literally put your life on the line while crossing the street at a crosswalk here in Agassiz. These drivers do not in any way care about you as a pedestrian. They will run you
over and just keep on driving. I have observers other people using the crosswalks. The drivers did not in any way stop for them! They just kept on driving as if the pedestrian was not even there. And now, for myself, I jaywalk — it is far more safe! I would rather be more safe than being a hood ornament! The saying goes: "If you don't like the way I'm driving, stay off the sidewalk." Harvey Andrew Agassiz
Pedestrians can make crossings safer I have been reading quite a few letters in recent week regarding how dangerous it is using crosswalks in Agassiz. I walk around town a lot and find it scary at times. We had a family discussion yesterday on the subject. My son in law, who grew up in Toronto, said that people point out their arm when they intend to cross the road. When you fully extend your arm it makes your side profile larger,
then drivers are more likely to see you. Also, I make sure that the traffic comes to a full a stop before I begin to cross. Then make eye contact with the driver, and acknowledge them with a smile or a 'thank you' wave. There are many bad drivers out there, especially ignoring cell phone laws. Pedestrians also have to act responsibly. Joanne Veltkamp
As a nine-year resident and business owner in Harrison Hot Springs, I would like to discuss a disturbing decrease in tourism that I've noticed in our village. Since the sand castle competition was cancelled a few years ago, our September traffic has all but ceased. My business has decreased by 75 per cent in September for the last few years. We have seen at least four major tourist events disappear recently (sand castles, Harrison triathlon, Haney-Harrison run, Poker Run) and the last remaining major tourist event, the Harrison Festival of the Arts, has lost the majority of its funding this year. Some people seem to think that building more empty condos or townhouses is the key to success, but I would have to disagree. Harrison is a 100 per cent tourism economy. There is no industry or manufacturing
here. There is only a beautiful, picturesque village full of lovely people wanting to make sure that everyone who visits here has a great time. Developers keep coming here wanting to put in more condos and pay parking etc, trying to compare us with Whistler and White Rock, but we should be looking more at Squamish as our inspiration. We have all the same activities as Squamish (windsurfing/ kiteboarding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc.) but we don't do anything to promote them. We could get local hiking clubs to mark and maintain trails and have maps at the tourism office, we could fix the breakwater to make it more accessible to windsurfers and kite boarders, we could have a buskers festival with street performers from
all over the world entertaining our guests, we could put on the biggest Oktoberfest in the Lower Mainland. None of this would cost the village anything, but would give people something to do while they're here, and something to talk about when they get home, resulting in more people coming here to check us out. Harrison is the most wonderful place I've ever lived, and I want to share it with more people, and I don't want to have to leave just because it's impossible to make a living here, but like most business owners in Harrison, we're struggling. If anyone wants to discuss this further or has some other ideas, you know where to find me – down on the beach, working. Tim Flanigan Layback Lounge and Beach Potato
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Get involved in annual beach clean-up
Shoreline litter emits toxins into water supply Submitted by Janne Perrin For The obServer
It’s been a busy summer, and the time to clean up the beach is upon us. The Miami River Streamkeeper Society, with support of Harrison Communities in Bloom and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, is hosting a
Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up again this year. The public is invited to participate in this clean up on Sat., Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The date is a week earlier than usual but travel plans by the coordinator eliminated a later date. Please consider helping out before
going to the Agassiz Fall Fair. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. Shoreline litter is one of the biggest threats to our lakes, rivers, estuaries, oceans and other waterways. The toxins emitted from litter affect water quality. Broken glass, sharp
debris and cans pose a threat to safety and can affect the natural beauty and appearance of the shorelines. The tourism industry in Canada promotes beautiful public spaces as one way to bring in visitors. Harrison is a tourist destination with great potential. Keeping our beaches clean is one way to promote our area. The Village crew and many residents pick up litter daily but still more appears. The Harrison
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about educating the public and showing civic pride for a clean community. Residents have the opportunity to support the health of our lake’s fragile ecosystems by removing and preventing shoreline litter. Most shoreline litter originates from land and land-based activities. In 2011, approximately 90 per cent of the trash removed from Canadian shorelines
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came from smoking and shoreline recreational related activities. The top five 2011 litter items in Canada were cigarette butts (351,238), food wrappers (110,018), plastic bags (771,200), caps and lids (65,220) and beverage bottles (39,947). The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a joint conservation partnership between the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF. It is presented by Loblaw Companies Limited and is supported by The Home Depot Canada Foundation, YVR Vancouver Airport Authority, BC Parks and several other national sponsors. Harrison’s shorelines always need some help. To make our shoreline clean and healthy for the residents, wildlife, and tourists join this year’s clean up. No reg-
istration is required but participants sign a waiver on arrival. Meet at Spirit Square to clean from Rendall Park to the Hot Springs Source. Some gloves and bags are available but people are encouraged to bring their own. Communities in Bloom, Bear Aware Network of the Fraser Valley and the Miami River Streamkeepers Society will be on site with educational displays and refreshments. The Miami River Streamkeepers Society is part of the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation, a non-profit society committed to supporting community groups involved in Stream keeping activities. MRSk routinely monitor the Miami River shared greenway to remove invasive plants Continued on 14
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4H year draws to a close
Members show well at PNE and Agrifair Hallie Bryant
AgASSIz RAINBOw 4H ClUB REPORTER
The 2012 4H fair season is drawing to a close, and the Agassiz Rainbow 4H club is happy to announce that we surpassed the personal goals we set for ourselves, and had a ton of fun doing it! Our dairy club did very well at the PNE. Danielle Chard was the grand overall show person, and she came first in the senior fitting competition. Megan Skalicky was grand intermediate show person, had the overall champion calf, and came first in intermediate fitting. Brooke Webb had the champion Jersey calf. The swine club had
a lot of new members this year who were enthusiastic to learn how to show. At the Abbotsford Agrifair, Megan Skalicky was senior champion show person and Aidan Vanparidon was junior champion show person. In our sheep club, Brooke Webb was champion show person at the A g r i f a i r, had champion ewe lamb and champion yearling. We are so proud of all our members who strived to do better this year, and as always, learned to do by doing. We only have one fair left, and we hope you will come and cheer us on as we achieve at the Agassiz Fall Fair, Sept. 15. Brooke Webb shows her sheep, Coralee.
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Megan Skalicky earned overall champion calf at the PNE this year. Attending the Agassiz Fall Fair next weekend is one way to support the local 4H students.
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LOOKING for experienced erectors for pre-engineered steel buildings. Must be willing to travel. Send your resume via fax to 250-717-5751 email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-979-2798
MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reli778.344.1069
Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Exterior Projects. Master Painters able, Efficient & Quality Paint.
CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.
Sept. 7, 2012
COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certiﬁcate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, & honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. 1-780-835-6630; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
Residential & Commercial Services
ENGLISH BULLDOG P/B pups. Beautiful, loving, healthy, family raised. 1st shots, micro chipped, 2 year genetic health guart’d. Born June 12th. $2,000. 604-850-4192. MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS, adorable S&P puppies looking for loving homes. Tails docked, dew claws, 1st shots, vet checked. $750. 604-859-7233 (Abby) 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
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
ISA Certiﬁed Arborist, Pruning, Removal, Shaping, Hedge trimming, Cabling and bracing, Spiral thinning, 19 years experience. 20% off until end of October. 604-791-5430. email@example.com “ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
Running this ad for 8yrs
Tree removal done RIGHT!
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 10% OFF with this AD
3 rooms for $299, 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 & Maid Services.
AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. black & white, male & fem. Vet chk, 1st shots, loving homes needed. Call 604-250-4360 BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $800. Call 250-486-6773. email@example.com 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, tea cup puppies, ready now, one male left, $700. (604)794-7347
CHINESE SHAR PEIS. Healthy happy M. & F. Variety of colors & ages. Brush & bear coats. House raised. Well socialized. Vet ✔, shots. Now 604-814-0038. firstname.lastname@example.org DALMATIANS, 3M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232
ENGLISH Springer Spaniel Puppies- Non-reg. $850 Ready end of Sept/12. 5 br/wht 2 blk/wht male/female. call after 6pm or text before to 604-798-4998
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
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 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. Shots, vet checked, female, 8 weeks. $850. 604-702-8338 Chwk
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
Commercial grade food warmer, stainless steel, 2 heat lamps, clean, 30” wide, 26” deep, 27” high, $200, Stainless steel prep table, 6 feet long, 2 feet deep, with lower shelf, $200 604-796-3484
A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $150 - Call: 604-484-0379
MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
46510 First Ave (Church Gym)
Sept 8; 10am-2
Biggest Garage Sale Ever Over 80 tables!
clothes, household, kids stuff, electronics, books, toys, handmade items jewellery, DVD’s and more.
$575. 1 br.,Mt. Cheam views, updated suite, elevator, new laundry facilities, storage locker, parking & walk to downtown Agassiz amenities. Discount for seniors. 604-367-8737.
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
MISC. FOR SALE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
We Recycle! GO GREEN!
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
P/B Choc. lab puppies, 4 F. left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $700. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730.
• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Electric stove, white, good condition, $50, 604-796-3484
The British Columbia Press Council
ONE STOP COUNTERTOP SHOP Call Al or Ron at 604-746-2282 FOR A FREE QUOTE.
is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See www.bcpresscouncil.org for information about the Press Council.
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: email@example.com. Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com.
# RED WAGON Moving & Storage. Call now & we pay the HST. 604-795-7363
PRESSURE WASHING HANDYMAN - 604-518-4778 WCB & Liability Insured. www.lwrestoration.com
REAL ESTATE 625
FOR SALE BY OWNER
PRIVATE CONDO FOR SALE
2 Bdrms, 2 full baths & den, 1296 sq.ft. corner unit facing east 3rd flr (with view of Mt. Baker), Evergreen Village. 604-864-4226.
HHS-1 BD furn’d apt. in lakefront blding. Quiet & bright, balcony, new lighting, new flooring. Cable incl. NS/NP, $660/m 604-853-4273
PARK STREET MANOR
555 Park St., Hope, BC
Independent Living for Seniors We have a private room available with bathroom & shower, 3 home cooked meals & housekeeping. Minutes away from local doctors and Fraser Canyon Hospital.
Only $885 per month call Judy 604-869-9805 Monday ~ Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
12 Agassiz Hope ObserverFriday, Friday,September September 7, 12 AgassizHarrison Harrison Observer, 7,2012 2012 RENTALS 736
HOMES FOR RENT
2BDRM + den on 1/4 acre lot, fenced yard, Agassiz, 5appl., no cats, pet neg., $1300/mo. util. not incl., avail Oct. 1st, refâ€™s a must, (604)773-2452
Available Rentals 1 bdrm fully renoâ€™d apartment in Woodside Terrace with view of Mt. Cheam. 2 appliances, laminate flooring, separate storage and 1 parking space. 1 year lease required. No parties, No smoking $600/m plus util. Available September 15. To set up a viewing please email Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-864-6400 or toll free 1-877-864-6424
HOMES FOR RENT
HOPE, sunny, quiet area, 1950 sq ft. 3 bed. house. 2 bed/1 bath up. 1 bed/1 bath, rec room & workshop down. Large fenced yard, carport, deck & lots of storage. Walk to schools and shopping. Refâ€™s reqâ€™d. $1180/mo. Avail. Oct. 1st. Call 604869-3816
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
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.
2006 MAZDA 3 - 4 dr sedan. auto, 2l, 70,000 kms, Blue. Many options. $7300/firm (604)538-4883
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 175K, fully loaded, Great cond. $5570 obo. Daniel 778-574-5081
2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.
CARS - DOMESTIC
1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme Classic V8, 5L, ex. run cond, 153 m, fam. owned, $4500.(604)534-6098.
Autos â€˘ Trucks â€˘ Equipment Removal
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
1995 YAMAHA SECA II red/black. 70,000 kms. New clutch pack. Runs well, exc. shape $2300. 604-859-0906
DreamCatcher Auto Loans â€œ0â€? Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 GUARANTEED
1988 PONTIAC 6000, 4 dr, no rust, very low miles, top notch shape, auto, blue int/ext, 4 extra winter tires w/studs. $5000 obo. 604-869-0971 1994 Ford Tempo, 4 dr, green, auto. $680 but will reduce $200 for glass. Call 604-869-0971 1998 Chev. Malibu, White, 200,000km, runs well, clean $1800, 604-796-3484 2003 Buick Century Special Ed, leather, AirCrd, low Kms, private, $5900. Certified. 604-364-1554.
2009 SUZUKI S40. 650 cc. 2,700 kms. Like new. $5,200. Call 604-309-3564
2005 LINCOLN SL. Collectible. Automatic. Black w/chrome wheels. Asking $20,000. 604-852-4879
Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Sakwi Creek Power Corp. (SCPC) of 2042866 Mt. Lehman Road, Abbotsford, BC V4X 2N6, intends to make application to the Province of British Columbia, for a General Area License of Occupation for Waterpower purposes covering THAT PART OF THE N 1/2 OF NW 1/4, SECTION 29 AND SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 4, RANGE 29, WEST OF THE 6TH MERIDIAN; TOGETHER WITH THAT PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND IN THE VICINITY OF DISTRICT LOT 4132, GROUP 1, NEW WESTMINSTER DISTRICT, situated on Provincial Crown land located between the communities of Hemlock Valley and Stsâ€™ailes. Please note that this application is supplementary to the land application for the Sakwi Creek Run-of- River Hydroelectric Project (Project), which is currently under consideration for approval. This application is for an additional land area intended to accommodate an alternate penstock route as part of the overall Project. Accordingly, an Alternate Penstock Route Development Plan (APR Plan) has been prepared as a supplement to the SCPC Clean Energy (Water Power) Development Plan (WDP). The Project WDP was subject to a prior public review period, which ended on December 18, 2011. The APR Plan highlights the differences and changes in the Project that would result from the implementation of the APR Plan. SCPC welcomes public review and comment on this land application and the APR Plan. The Land file number is 2410820. Comments concerning this application may be submitted in two ways: (1) Online via the Applications and Reasons for Decision Database website at: www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp where details of this application, including maps can also be found. (2) By mail to the Senior Land Officer at 200 â€“ 10428 153rd Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations until September 26, 2012. Comments received after this date may not be considered. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI Advisor at the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional office. Copies of the Alternate Penstock Route Development Plan will be available at the Mission Public Library, Agassiz Public Library, and at the Sakwi Creek Power Corp. office at the above address. Please call (604) 854-5465 for an appointment to review the plan at the office.
2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER
Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945
2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 dr, loaded, 77K, fresh AirCare, awesome shape, $9950. Jim 604-828-2084
Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Earl Ernest Wilder of Mission, British Columbia, intends to make application to the Province of British Columbia for a Licence of Occupation to Quarry - Sand and Gravel situated on Provincial Crown Land. Located at Harrison Mills. Legal description: Those parcels of tracts of land in the vicinity of DL 7760, GP 1 NWD The Land File Number is 2409808. Comments concerning this application should be directed to the Senior Land OfĂ€cer at 200-10428 1rd Street, Surrey, B.C. 95 1E1 Comments will be received by the Ministry of Operations until September 12th, 2012. The Ministry may not consider comments received after this date. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the FOI advisor at the Ministry Operations 5egional OfĂ€ce in Surrey, BC.
SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly & Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
1991 Class A 34ft WINNEBAGO ELANTE motorhome, 454 Chev motor, only 42,000miles. Low profile, awning, generator, air compressor backup camera, 2 TVâ€™s & many other extras. This is a top of the line motorhome in top shape. Asking $21,000. 604-536-2866
1991 Class A MOTORHOME
Mode-34 SI. Ford chasse, 460CID engine SFI, 4 spd, auto. trans (with over drive) Power steering, power brakes, disk brakes on 4 wheels, tilt st. wheel, a/c, cruise, burner range, oven, double sink & many more extras. A must see! Original owner. Under 70,000 miles.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
Metal Recycling Ltd.
We Pay CA$H For â€˘Auto â€˘Scrap Metals â€˘Batteries â€˘Machinery â€˘Lead
Price $19,950. Henry 604-309-6012
INVITATION TO TENDERERS District of Hope Contract: Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Flood Hope Area
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TRUCKS & VANS
1990 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ONLY 53Kâ€™s, A/C, p/w, seats 7, exc cond.$1100. 604-536-4490 W.Rock 1991 TOYOTA PICKUP, 4 X 4, 5 speed standard, 3L, V6. Asking $2,200. Call (604)859-3596 1993 PONTIAC TRANSPORT SE 7 pass. van, loaded, dual air, great shape. $1350 / 604.309.3135 1997 Aerostar XLT sport, 3L auto, 148K, RWD, a/c, fresh aircare, runs great, $2200 obo, 604-820-8218 1998 PLYMOUTH BREEZE, new water pump & timing belt, runs well. $1200. obo. Call 604-302-7531. 2008 FORD F150 regular cab 2 whl dr 8ft box auto V6 only 15,000kms, silver $10,000 firm 604-538-4883 â€˜84 Chev. Red P/U 1/2 Auto, looks & runs great $2900 o.b.o 794-3084
KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:
2002 KIA RIO RX-V 4dr auto, hatch back st#245 $2400 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto ST#242 $2500 1998 HONDA ACCORD 4dr auto leather sdn ST#215 $2900 2000 DODGE NEON 4DR auto sunroof, runs good ST#147 $2995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto st#195 $2995 2002 CHEV CAVALIER 4dr auto sdn st#208 $3995 2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr auto AirCrae ST#276 $4900 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4dr auto 4X4 runs good ST#221 $4900 2002 BUICK GRANDVIEW 7 pass auto ST#214 $5900 2006 DODGE MAGNUM 4dr wagon auto fully loaded ST#106 $6900 2007 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass low km, fully loaded ST#268 $8,900 2011 HONDA CIVIC 4dr 5 speed full load low Km ST#207 $13,900
TRUCKS THIS WEEK:
1997 CHEV P/U EXT CAB 3 door auto fully loaded ST#256 $3,995 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab. Power stork diesel 4X4, auto, long box. ST#125 $6900 2006 GMC SLE crew cab 4X4 auto loaded, long box this week only $9,900st198 2007 FORD F150 reg cab V6 auto long box ST#205 $10,900 2005 GMC SLE CREW cab 4X4 auto diesel long box, loaded ST#218 $11,900 2001 FORD F350 Dually 4X4 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2008 FORD F150 REG CAB 4x4 auto long box ST#207 $11,900 2007 FORD RANGER 4X4 auto super cab st#193 $12,900 2005 FORD F250 CREW cab Lariat leather diesel 4X4 auto ST#246 $13,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD Quad cab 4X4 auto long box ST#267 $15,900 2007 CHEV 2500 HD quad cab 4X4 auto gas, shortbox, fully loaded ST#267 $15,900 2005 CHEV 2500 HD LS crew cab Duramax diesel leather 4X4 auto ST#190 $15,900 2007 FORD F250 XLT quad cab diesel 4X4 auto short box only this week $15,900 ST# 227 2008 FORD F150 super crew XLT 4X4 auto fully loaded ST#271 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X4 auto diesel ST#164 $17,995
33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038
24 FT Bayliner V8 engine Volvo leg command bridge 9.9-4 stroke Yamaha perfect running, moorage at Harrison till Dec, includes trailer. $5900 Ph 604-997-4817
Agassiz Observer - August 20, 2010
ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. bcgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ♦/‡/††/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2012 Acadia FWD (R7B), 2012 Sierra Ext (1SA) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. ‡0% Purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit for 60/72/84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Acadia FWD/2012 Sierra Ext/2012 Terrain FWD (excluding Terrain SLE-1 Models). Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $166.67/$ $139/$119.05 for 60/72/84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †† 2.49%/1.99%/0.99% Purchase financing for 84 months on 2012 Terrain SLE-1/2012 Acadia FWD/2012 Sierra EXT on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 2.49%/1.99%/0.99% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $129.85/$127.63/$123.27 Cost of borrowing is $907.15/$720.94/$354.62, total obligation is $10,907.15/$10,720.94/$10,354.62. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $27,995/$34,595/$23.495 with $0/$2,688/$2,688 down on 2012 Terrain SLE-1/2012 Acadia SLE-1/2012 Sierra EXT, equipped as described. ▼Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. ^* For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. ^Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. ¥¥ 2012 GMC Terrain FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC® I-4 engine. Comparision based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide and Ward’s Middle Cross/Utility Segment. Excludes other GM models. *†Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ** As measured by maximum cargo volume. Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large / Cross Utility Vehicles and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM Brands. † When properly equipped with available Trailering Equipment package. Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM brands. ^5 year/160,000 km (whichever comes first) Powertrain Component warranty. Conditions and limitations apply. Based on most recent published competitive data available for WardsAuto.com 2012 Large Pickup segmentation. See dealer for details. ^^ Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. u $2,000/$5,100 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2012 Terrain/ 2012 Acadia (tax exclusive) and $9,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery cash credit available on the 2012 Sierra EXT, for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ◊Offer only valid from August 4, 2012 to August 31, 2012 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra (1500-3500), Chevrolet Avalanche / Colorado / S10; GMC Canyon / Sonoma; or Isuzu Light Duty Series, or any competitive pickup truck with a pickup bed. Qualifying customers will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2012 or 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, Avalanche or GMC Sierra or 2012 Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon which must be delivered and/or factory ordered (factory order applies to 2013 MY only) during the Program Period. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details.
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MODEL YEAR-END EVENT NEW
$ FINANCE AT 0.99% FOR
BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $23,495* INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI, PLUS $7,500 CASH CREDITSu
CLIENT : GM DOCKET : SVTA0242
ALSO AVAILABLE FINANCING FOR
Best-In-Class Maximum Cargo Volume** Best-In-Class Towing Capability of 5200 lbs (when properly equipped)†
60 % FINANCING FOR
FINANCE AT 1.99% FOR BI-WEEKLY/ 84 MONTHS WITH $2,688 DOWN††
BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $34,595.* INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI.
SLT MODEL SHOWN
% FINANCING FOR UP TO
0 ON SELECT MODELS
BI-WEEKLY/ 84 MONTHS WITH $2,688 DOWN††
2012 ACADIA SLE-1
ON SLE-2 & SLT MODELS
8.4L/100kM HWY 12.7L/100kM cITY▼
ALSO AVAILABLE FINANCING FOR
FINANCE AT 1.99% FOR BI-WEEKLY/ 84 MONTHS
BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $27,795.* INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI.
Better Highway Fuel Efficiency than CR-V, RAV4 or Santa Fe¥¥ Best-In-Class Rear Legroom (1013mm)*†
2012 SIERRA 1500 EXT CAB CREDIT ON CASH PURCHASE PRICEu EFFECTIVE RATE 2.92%
- Best-In-Class 5 year/160,000km Powertrain Warranty^ - Best-In-Class 5 year/160,000 km Roadside Assistance^^
LOYALTY & cONQUEST ∆ TRUck OWNERS
CURRENT PICKUP TRUCK OWNERS RECEIVE A $1,000 BONUS ON A NEW TRUCK ONLY UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2012
4X4 OFF-ROAD MODEL SHOWN
ATV NOT INCLUDED
10.5L/100kM HWY 15.2L/100kM cITY▼
2012 TERRAIN SLE-1
$2,000 CASH CREDITu
ON SLE-2 & SLT MODELS
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Fire trucks ordered not to leave the Village
50 Years Ago, 1962 • Fire Chief Jack Link told the Harrison Hot Springs volunteers the Harrison fire engine was not to leave the Village if
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there was a fire in Kent. Because of the Doukhobors practice of starting fires in more than one place, it was essential for the fire truck to be avail-
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inspections have been done to ensure no adverse ill affects to recipients. • Millions of feet of felled and bucked timber were destroyed in a mat-
ter of hours by a slash fire that jumped from Cattermole’s Timber at Garnett Creek into Fleetwood Logging timber. The unexpected strong north
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wind swept the fire out of control. • Dave Barrett, MLA, honorary president of the Agricultural Association opened the 58th Agassiz Fall Fair. The weather was perfect and many old time residents returned to greet former neighbors. Ernie Beutler was crowned that year’s Corn King. – submitted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society
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Hooked on Books: Agassiz – Harrison Library Book Club is starting up again for the Fall and are welcoming more members. Prepare for a great discussion on HalfBlood Blues by Esi Edugyan for the meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Agassiz Library. The talk is lively, the people friendly, and the refreshments are free. Come on by, pick up your copy and be part of this drop-in, nomembership required club.
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and litter. Recently they were awarded an $11,440 Pacific Salmon Foundation Community Salmon Foundation Program grant for greenway restoration work, storm drain marking and public education. Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion and value of green spaces in Community Settings. Harrison Hot Springs won the 2011CIB National Landscape Award competing against communities across Canada and in Europe. Visit www.ShorelineCleanup.ca for further information.
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Dick and Shirley Hopkins and Don and Louine Sciotti won gold in the B event of floor curling.
Medals add up for locals at Seniors Games
Darts, cyclists, curlers among athletes in Burnaby women’s doubles. Also, Trevor Bowman picked up a gold medal in mixed doubles darts, and he was part of the team of four. They won gold in this event. Four locals were part of a dragon boat racing team who won a Bronze medal. They were Eric Fryer, Karl Dopf, Astrid Borderville, and Monique Gratrix. Two cyclists fared well. Michael Scott picked up one silver and two bronze. Rob-
At the recent BC Seniors Games held in Burnaby from Aug. 2225, several teams and individual athletes came home with medals. Leading the way were the two floor curling teams from the Friendship House Senior Centre. Taking the gold in the “B” event was the team of Dick Hopkins, Shirley Hopkins, Don Sciotti and Louine Sciotti. Winning silver in the “A” event was the team of Cor Dirven, Mario DiMartina, Ruth Newitt and Marg Hicks. In other sports, Rick Bradburn won gold in competitive singles badminton. John and Jackie Perry, who have recently moved to Penticton, won several medals with John capturing gold in singles, and silver in both men and mixed doubles. Jackie picked up a gold in mixed doubles, and a bronze in
ert Dumalanede placed fourth in two events, and fifth in the other one. Paddie Smith picked up a bronze in golf. Overall, the Games were run effectively, and from all reports everyone enjoyed the Games. Next year’s Games will be in Kamloops, and a string contingent is expected to go there to compete. – submitted by Dick Hopkins, Zone Director Fraser Valley
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fall programming at the rec centre register early!
Hope & District
Recreation & Cultural Services
Programs not held on statutory holidays or Pro-D days
Silver Sneakers (55 yrs+)
31st Annual Terry Fox Run
Red Cross Swim Lessons
Days: Saturdays - Starts Sept. 8! For mature adults who want to learn to swim! Days: Mon. & Wed. Date: Sept. 10 – Oct. 3
A variety of heart friendly exercises Days: Tues. & Thurs. Date: Sept. 11 – Oct. 4
Choose your set/days! 1) Tues. & Thurs.: Sept. 11 – Oct. 4 2) Saturdays: Sept. 22 – Nov 10 3) Sundays: Sept. 16 – Nov. 4
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Red Cross Emergency First Aid w/CPR-C & AED
Date: Sun., Sept. 30 Recertification course also offered!
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• Chair Yoga for Seniors • Kid Chefs • Canadian Swim Patrol • Kids’ Night Out • Epic Spin Class • Food Safe • Dog Whisperer • Digital Photography • Halloween Tween Dance!
for programs not specified ‘Drop-in’. Program details are available online or pick up a copy of our Fall Activity Guide! September - December 2012 Fall Facility Schedule
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Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre - effective September 7, 2012 Public Swim Deep Water Aqua Fit Sizzlin’ Shallow Aqua Fit
Gym & Cardio Room - effective September 7, 2012 Open Gym
Fitness Classes - effective September 10, 2012 Fitness Express
Spin & Core Combo
Arena - effective September 4, 2012 Parent & Tot Skate
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$2 Senior Mondays - 6am - 5pm $2 Wacky Wednesdays - Everyone! 2 For For 1 Fridays - 6am - 5pm 1/2 Price Family Sundays Last Hour Public Swim - $3.50/ person
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