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About 40 local teachers rallied for public support on Monday afternoon along Sixth Avenue and Kawkawa Lake Road. The protest was part of a province-wide “day of action” in response to the government’s announcement it would introduce legislation this week to impose a settlement.

Hope teachers join protest BCTF looks to escalate job action in response to legislated contract

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Hope teachers joined a provincewide rally for public support on Monday afternoon. About 200 teachers lined Sixth Avenue and Kawkawa Lake Road with signs explaining the union’s position after months of job action and ongoing clashes with the provincial gov-

ernment. “Teachers are bringing attention to the government’s lack of willingness to negotiate and the threat of an imposed legislated contract,” said Lynne Marvell, president of the Fraser-Cascade Teachers’ Association. “Teachers are determined to improve the learning and teaching conditions in our classrooms and to reverse a decade of cuts imposed by the Liberals.”

As the Labour Relations Board gave B.C. teachers a green light to strike for up to three days next week, Education Minister George Abbott tabled legislation on Tuesday that would suspend all strike action and could impose millions of dollars in fines per day if a strike persists. As the legislature debates the “Education Improvement Act,” the B.C. Teachers’ Federation could legally walk off the job as early as Monday.

Teachers are to complete their own vote on that option today (Wednesday). The LRB ruled Tuesday that teachers can legally strike for up to three consecutive days in one week after two days’ notice, and a further one day in each subsequent week with the same notice. That could continue until the new bill passes the legislature. Abbott said the legislation imContinued on 4

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MLAs duke it out in Chilliwack-Hope B.C. court backlog remains a hot topic for parties as bylection nears

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The byelection in Chilliwack-Hope is in full swing, if the dispute here over the court backlog issue is any indication. NDP justice critic Leonard Krog squared off against John Les last Thursday after the Chilliwack MLA called NDP party leader Adrian Dix a “hypocrite” for coming to Chilliwack to attack the BC Liberals for creating the backlog. Les said there wouldn’t even be a courthouse in Chilliwack, if the NDP had their way. However, Krog dug up a news release from

May 2000 that showed, in fact, it was the NDP government that approved funding for the new courthouse in downtown Chilliwack. “John Les’ bluster about the justice issue is to try and draw attention from the fact that Chilliwack faces the worst delays in the province,” said Krog. “Mr. Les wants to engage in a policy of red herrings because he knows this is the case. There’s no one to blame for this (backlog) except the BC Liberals. They created it.” But Les didn’t back down, giving Krog as good as he got. “Krog conveniently skirts around the fact that if they had their

way, there would be no property bought by the courthouse in Chilli- city near Young Road wack today,” Les in- and Chilliwack Central sisted. Road. “In 1998 they were “It was all ready to closing the courthouse, go when the (Mike) period,” said Les, who Harcourt government w a s came in Chilliand canw a c k celled “There’s no one mayor at everyto blame for this the time. t h i n g ,” “ T h e r e (backlog) except the he said. was no “LeonBC Liberals. They mention ard Krog at all of was part created it.” any new of that court governfacilment.” Leonard Krog ity being When built.” the cloLes said that in 1991 sure of the old courtthe NDP government house on College Street cancelled plans that was announced in 1998, were already on the Chilliwack residents books for a new Chilli- took to the streets in wack courthouse on a protest.

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said, and parents are left twisting in an agonizing legal limbo as they try to regain custody of children apprehended by the ministry. Les said the BC Liberal government is now conducting a sweeping review of the justice system to arrive at a rational remedy, while the NDP would simply throw money at the problem. However, Krog said the BC Liberal government has had 11 years to study the problem, and that no victim of crime would consider putting criminals behind bars a waste of taxpayers’ money. “I don’t think the public believes that you throw away money when you catch and prosecute criminals,” he said. “The public doesn’t see that as money thrown away.” No date has been set for the byelection.

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not been our friend.” Krog was just as adamant the BC Liberal record shows that government places no value on justice, hiring fewer judges than any other province in Canada. “The fact is, the message from the BC Liberals, especially in Chilliwack, is justice doesn’t matter,” he said. The number of judicial stays has doubled to 109, and Chilliwack is tied with Surrey for the longest trial delays for adult criminal cases, and tops the list for wait-times for child protection trials. “You can’t pretend to be tough on crime and you’re wasting the efforts of courageous police officers up until the moment of trial, and then tossing it because you don’t have enough judges and early enough trial dates,” Krog said. Criminals are walking free as a result, he


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“As a community, we rose up as one,” Les said. “It was probably the one time (during his 13 years as mayor) the community really came together.” Les said he later met with Ujjal Dosanjh, the NDP Attorney-General and “hashed out” an agreement to keep the College Street courthouse open while a regional justice committee was created, which eventually recommended building the new courthouse seen today in downtown Chilliwack. Funding for the new facility came from the NDP government and the City of Chilliwack. “From my experience, if the NDP had stayed in government, they would have welshed on that too,” Les said. “I think the record is pretty clear as far as justice in Chilliwack is concerned, the NDP has

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Fraser Health battles whooping cough Outbreak prompts region-wide vaccine push Jeff Nagel Black Press

A spreading outbreak of whooping cough has prompted Fraser Health to extend its vaccination campaign across the region. More than 150 people are believed to have contracted pertussis, a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes adults to cough for months but can be deadly to babies. Medical health officer Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin said efforts to combat the illness had focused on Hope and Chilliwack – where the outbreak began – but the vaccine is now being made available to doctors and pharmacists across the region. Whooping cough cases are appearing in Langley, Maple Ridge, Burnaby and New Westminster. “We didn’t want to wait until we were see-

ing huge numbers of cases and a very aggressive spread,” she added. “We saw enough cases we became concerned and decided it was time to act.” Adults and youth in contact with young children who have not had the pertussis vaccine in the last five years are urged to get vaccinated. The goal is to immunize adults – for whom pertussis is more of an irritant – so they don’t act as carriers infecting infants, who are most at risk and are hospitalized in more than half of cases. Three children have already been hospitalized due to the outbreak, including one twoweek-old baby that ended up in intensive care for five weeks. All three have recovered. “It’s a nasty infection and even deadly in young infants,” Brodkin said.

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Three-quarters of infants infected get it from parents or close family members. California had a huge outbreak in 2009 that claimed the lives of 10 children, five more died in Saskatchewan in 2010 and two more children died last year just across the border in Washington State, where authorities are still battling an outbreak. The vaccine lasts only about five years so many people who got it in the past are no longer protected. Early symptoms of pertussis are similar to a cold, but often worsening to severe coughing that sounds like a whoop or crowing sound as the patient breathes in. Symptoms develop seven to 14 days after infection. For more information and a list of pharmacies that perform immunizations, visit www.

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t has been over thirty years since human insulin has been available for diabetics. Before that, insulin was obtained from the pancreases of slaughtered cows and pigs. These insulins were not exactly the same as human insulin and did cause some adverse reactions in some diabetics. When human clinical trials are done on new medications, two groups of people are compared: one takes the actual drug while the other group receives a placebo (a look-alike product that contains no drug). The larger the number of people studied, the more reliable the results are. Also, the

drug group has to show a deÀnite improvement over the placebo group otherwise the drug won’t be marketed. If you wake up in the morning with a sore or stiff neck, it could be due to your pillow. Since we spend 6-8 hours a day on the pillow, make sure it’s the right one for you. There are many “therapeutic” pillows on the market. Some are shaped to support the neck better and keep the spine in alignment. It might be the answer. Two breeding grounds for bacteria are your computer keyboard and your bedtime pillow.

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PHOTO CORNER Just because it’s raining out doesn’t mean you can’t take photographs. February and March can be dreary months but there are ample opportunities to get some great pictures. The possibilities that reflecting puddles offer are endless. Take a walk down to the gravel bars on the river. On a rainy day all those rocks will jump out at you with colours normally subdued when they are dry. Try shooting through a rain splattered window to get a very artistic effect. The overcast sky doesn’t cast hard shadows and it brings out the true colour of everything, especially rich green plant life. If you are into macro photography, water drops clinging to anything makes an interesting shot. Try to get a camera angle that allows you to capture a reflection in the water drop, tricky but not impossible. You can also get pictures by creating a refracted image through the water drop. It takes patience but is well worth the effort. To get some of these shots you will need a tripod and an off camera flash. Rainy days and Mondays are a great time for photography.

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Truck driver killed in crash

A 47-year-old truck driver from Myrnam, Alberta was killed in a collision last Thursday in the Fraser Canyon. The man lost control of his tractor-trailer while rounding a curve

about five kilometres south of Boston Bar. He crossed over into the north bound lane and collided with a power pole before ending up in a deep ditch. Police said road con-

ditions at the time were slippery with slushy snow and visibility was poor. The crash shut down the highway in both directions for seven hours, resulting in a

late start for Boston Bar students. The RCMP once again reminds drivers to slow down during bad weather and travel at a safe speed relative to the conditions.

Any witnesses who may have information on this crash and have not spoken to the RCMP are asked to contact the Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-702-4039.

Bear attractants could lead to fines

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Residents who leave garbage and other bear attractants out could soon be facing a $345 fine. The Conservation Officer Service is stepping up enforcement in the area due to the high number of sightings and recent amendments to the B.C. Wildlife Act, which make it illegal for a person to feed or leave attractants such as food, compost and garbage accessible to dangerous wildlife. The Hope Mountain Black Bear Committee is working with the Conservation Officer Service to raise awareness about the issue in an effort to reduce

human-bear conflicts. “The goal with the new changes is to have increased compliance,” said committee chair Lydia Koot, adding that fines are being targeted at repeat offenders. “We’re starting with an education campaign now so that hopefully people are aware and still have a month or two to work on changing their habits before bear season.” The Conservation Officer Service will periodically be conducting residential and commercial attractant audits in areas known to have humanbear conflicts starting in March. For more information about bears, visit or contact Koot at 604-860-4558.


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poses a six-month “cooling-off period” and sets up appointment of a mediator to look at non-monetary issues such as class size and composition. A separate penalty provision would be enacted if necessary, Abbott said, imposing a

fine of $1.3 million a day on the BCTF and up to $475 a day on individual teachers who strike in defiance of the new legislation. Abbott said the timing of imposing the coolingoff period depends on whether the NDP opposition holds up the bill or lets it pass in the

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fer to be engaging in a meaningful mediation process to resolve this dispute rather than escalating it,” Lambert said. The legislation extends the current teacher contract terms until June 2013, imposing the government’s two-year “net zero” wage mandate that most other government employees have agreed to voluntarily. It gives a yet-to-be-named mediator until June 30 to seek agreement on issues other than pay and benefits, such as class size and composition. The legislation also puts in place a new fund to address class size and special needs support, and to respond to a court decision last year that said those issues were taken out of teacher contracts without adequate consultation. It provides $30 million extra this year, $60 million next year and $75 million each year after that, amounts the BCTF has rejected as far too little. In addition, the legislation imposes a new teacher evaluation and selection process that Abbott acknowledged will be controversial.

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ICBC to pay province $500m over three years Jeff Nagel Black Press

ICBC expects to shovel nearly half a billion dollars in profits into provincial government coffers over the next three years, according to budget documents. Although the public auto insurer intends to raise basic insurance rates 11 per cent, its service plan shows it will also turn over $181 million in profits to the government in 2012, $165 million in 2013 and $151 million in 2014. That money – $497 million – is considered excess to ICBC’s capital requirements on the optional insurance side of its business and therefore unrelated to the need to jack basic rates to keep pace

with rising claim costs. Add in transfers in 2010 and 2011 and the province will have taken nearly $1.2 billion out of ICBC by 2014. Critics argue the money should be returned to ratepayers. “They’ve created pools of money that they can extract at will,” said Bruce Cran, president of the Consumers Association of Canada. “It was never meant to be this way.” The planned increase on basic rates would be partly offset by a premium cut on optional insurance, resulting in a net increase of $27 a year for a typical customer. Conservative leader John Cummins called the hike a

“stealth tax” on motorists in light of the flow of profits to Victoria. Jordan Bateman, B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said it’s unfair that taxpayers in general benefit from ICBC charging ratepayers too much. Bateman said he would prefer to see more competition for car insurance, provided it is regulated. Bateman said the province is also relying too heavily on the cash it takes from B.C. Hydro and gambling profits of the B.C. Lottery Corp. “The government has not been able to wean itself off of these Crown corporation revenues,” he said.

Local non-profits receive district grants Council has awarded $20,000 to non-profit groups in Hope this year. The total amount requested for 2012 grantin-aid support was $42,400, but the district’s policy ceiling for funding is $20,000. The eight recipients are: • Hope Crime Prevention Society - $2,500 • Hope Care Transit - $4,300

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An everyday issue It can happen in a school hallway or in a Facebook post. And signs that your child is being bullied aren’t always easily perceptible. Most children don’t want to talk about it. That leaves it up to parents to decode subtle changes in their child’s behaviour. If kids are left suffering alone, the consequences can be tragic. But it’s getting easier to talk about bullying. In 2009, then-premier Gordon Campbell declared Feb. 25 Anti-Bullying Day in B.C., with the intention of raising awareness about bullying and providing easy-to-access resources for parents and kids. Anti-Bullying Day built on a grassroots movement that started in 2007 in Nova Scotia, when a pair of Grade 12 students came to the defence of a ninth grader who’d been bullied for wearing a pink polo shirt. The older students organized a rally and handed out pink T-shirts. The bullies quickly decamped. In B.C., radio station CKNW has kept the anti-bullying

crusade alive by supporting an annual Pink Shirt Day that encourages schools, businesses and other organizations to take a stand against bullies. In schools throughout the Lower Mainland, including Hope, there also continues to be a pink tsunami of support. Yesterday – this year’s AntiBullying Day – students joined their counterparts everywhere supporting the movement. There’s been a lot done to take the power away from bullies. In B.C. schools, there’s now zero tolerance for student intimidation. Bullying still happens in schools. And for some kids, that means daily torment. Pink Shirt Day is a reminder to talk with our kids to make sure that no child feels intimidated when they leave their home. It’s also a reminder to rally around those who are the victims of bullying. That kind of support is required every day, not just Anti-Bullying Day. – Black Press

Taxing times for the B.C. government B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Before this week’s budget debate is drowned out by the shouting over the teachers’ dispute, here’s a look at the main points and the arguments unfolding around them. The setting for Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s first budget is what he dreaded when Premier Christy Clark handed him the job. Recovery is painfully slow, with mining and petroleum growing and forest products struggling to hold and build on gains made in Asia. This and the $3 billion dismantling of the harmonized sales tax moved Falcon to limit overall spending growth to an average of two per cent for the next three years. That means little or no increase

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to all areas except health care, education and social assistance. Despite holding the line on public service pay and not replacing 2,000 positions over the next three years, Clark and Falcon had to postpone the elimination of the 2.5-per-cent small business income tax to get to a balanced budget by 2013. And Falcon has again dangled the prospect of raising general corporate income tax from 10 to 11 per cent, but not until 2014. Business experts applauded the hard line on spending, noting the contrast with Alberta’s big spending and Ontario’s big spending hangover. NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston says Falcon’s two-per-cent spending target is “unrealistic,” and the whole program is motivated mostly by two byelections this year and a general election next year. He said the proposal to raise general business


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taxes is a repeat of his effort to save the HST, and it won’t happen if the B.C. Liberals win in 2013. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made the bizarre claim that it’s an NDP-style “tax and spend” budget, and inaccurately

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accused Falcon of raising taxes on small business. He also joined the NDP chorus of outrage over ICBC, BC Hydro and medical premium increases. Some other hot topics in the budget: n Selling assets. The big one

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here is B.C.’s liquor wholesaling monopoly, run out of warehouses in Kamloops and Vancouver. Falcon insists the private sector does this kind of work more efficiently, and union contracts will be protected in a bidding process. The NDP argues that selling off a monopoly puts this government cash cow at risk, and points to private retail stores with higher prices and lower wages. The proposed sale of 100 surplus Crown properties has raised cries of “selling the silverware to buy groceries.” But land sales are nothing new for governments, and Falcon prefers that to raising taxes. n Carbon tax. The last scheduled increase goes ahead in July, adding another penny on a litre of gasoline, followed by a freeze and review of the whole climate program. Ralston says the climate plan is “in tatters,” along with dozens of other policy areas

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that are also under review after 11 years of B.C. Liberal rule. NDP leader Adrian Dix vows to keep the carbon tax and its offsetting personal income tax cuts, direct carbon tax revenues to transit and rural energy-saving retrofits, and hike the general corporate tax rate from 10 to 12 per cent to pay for it. n HST. Asked what he would have done as finance minister, Ralston suggested getting rid of the HST sooner. Dix continues to misrepresent the HST as solely a transfer to big business, ignoring the small and medium-sized businesses that have a year left to take advantage of input tax credits. Simon Fraser University economist Jon Kesselman has estimated that poor people will be worse off when the HST ends, while the rest of us will see a very small net benefit.


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B.C. economy a ‘small island of stability’ With all the financial worry going on around the world, I am thankful for our financially-conservative Liberal government and our recent budget. From Greece and the European Union, to the U.S.A., to Ontario... the stories of financial crisis from overspending are real, and these crises are drifting ever-closer. Our province now seems like a small island of stability in the rough

seas of the global economy. As a small business owner in the tourism industry, I have certainly noticed a decline in both European and American clients in the past two years – all because of declining tourism dollars available from people who live in these two important markets. So, we’ve had to tighten our belts as a result, as have many other small businesses who have been impacted by declines in the world economy.

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best credit rating available now, and that is because we have been financially prudent for the better part of a decade. Our continued financial prudence today, especially keeping in mind what is going on in the world around us, will ensure that we’ll continue to have a positive future, including health care, education, and all of the benefits we enjoy as British Columbians. Sue VandeVelde-Savola

Hope’s landlords should help retailers survive

Re: Hope’s population is still shrinking (Feb. 22) Perhaps if the last census had been carried out properly we would not have lost population. Homeowners in at least three trailer parks on Flood-Hope Road did not receive census forms nor a visit from a census taker. For myself, this is the second census that I’ve not been counted. I know of other people living elsewhere in Hope who have told me they never received any forms or a visit. I don’t think Hope’s population has shrunk, rather the census was carried out improperly. Rod Fowle

Re: Strong leadership is key to a successful business, Letters (Jan.4) I agree with Cathy Harry – lets try and shop local as much as we can. However, I am trying to understand why the landlords charge such exorbitant rent from these retailers. We have lower or equal prices to

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those in Chilliwack in many cases, and the owners of these buildings should take our difficult situation into account. I’ve heard that our population is down. I make an effort to walk around and shop and eat out locally and it is very rewarding. My heart breaks for some of these merchants who are strug-

gling to fork out a thousand or more in a so called “prime location.” Please landlords, like our MPs you need to sacrifice for the greater good. They haven’t done so but I hope some of you, especially local businessmen/women, will consider the plight of your occupants in the retail sector. Ruth Renwick

Hangun registry is next One of the most sardonic episodes of the criminal justice system in Canada was the institution of the handgun registry in 1934. It had criminals laughing up their sleeves by making normally law-abiding citizens into criminals with the stroke of a legislative pen. Then, the criminal element went into belly laughter when the Liberal government brought in the Long-Gun Registry making even more lawabiding citizens into criminals. Why? Because criminals knew damned well it

Re: New wood carving on display in downtown Hope (Feb. 15) It is very nice to see the personal touches Hope puts into its community. I lived in Hope from 1960 till 1978. It was a great place to grow up in and I still love to visit. You rock Raymond Zervini (fellow Grad classmate). It never ceases to amaze me how involved and passionate you are with your community and it shows in many ways what a great person you are. I am glad to call you my friend. Keep up the great work Hope community! Wendy Minar



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We simply can’t spend what we don’t have, and from the conversations I’ve had with other folks since the budget was announced, real people seem to understand this. So why are the media and other politicians always so critical? I don’t want to return to the mess our province was in when I moved back here in the 1990s, when B.C. became a “have-not” province. There is a good reason B.C. has the


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wouldn’t affect them in the slightest because they most certainly would never be registering their guns. Rather than reducing the criminal use of firearms, both registries effectively made lawabiding citizens into the laughing stock of the criminal world. Thankfully, our sensible government of today has repealed the ill-fated LongGun Registry. Question now is, how long will it take them to repeal the other travesty of justice - the Handgun Registry? Josiah Rise

Improve road markings How many car accidents have to occur before someone does something about the poor state of the road markings in this province? We need a solution and we need one now because we can’t see the

lines anymore. What is the Ministry of Transportation doing to help with the state of lines on our highways? The solutions are out there and they should start with looking at reflective road markings, ones that are easy to see

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Music, Music, Music

Musical celebrates International Women’s Day

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There will be 4 guest performers including National calibre singles skaters and a dance team. Each show will have a 50/50 draw. There will also be raffles for great gift baskets.


The cast of Generations of Music rehearse a song for their upcoming production on March 8 at Coquihalla Elementary School.

enne Marshall, who takes a trip down memory lane as she waits at a nursing home for her two sons Wally and Beaver on her birthday. Heather Garfield from the Hope & Area Transition Society will open the show with some information about women in history.

Local artists from the Hope Arts Gallery and The Art Machine will also have artwork on display. Generations of Music starts at 7 p.m. on March 8 at Coquihalla Elementary. Admission is by recommended $5 donation. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

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Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre is staging a musical next Thursday in celebration of International Women’s Day. Generations of Music is a combination of singing, dancing and acting that incorporates themes from the 1940s to 1960s. The production features many doo wop classics while examining women’s lives, loves and challenges. “It’s to raise awareness about the issues that women have faced through the years, but there’s also humour and comedy in it,” said director Cheryl Lynne Lacey. “It’s serious issues put forward in a different way. The things we have faced back in the 1940s, we’re still facing today – issues such as no equal wage parity, problems facing working mothers and the effects of war on women.” Generations of Music features over 20 local performers, ranging in age from six to 67. It is narrated by June Cleaver, played by Adri-

Local teams are ready to get the ball rolling. Bowl for Kids Sake, one the largest fundraisers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley, takes over Sunshine Lanes this Friday from 5-9:30 p.m. “When people get involved with Bowl for Kids Sake, they are helping us create safer spaces for kids to grow up,” said David Sheach, executive director of BBBS Fraser Valley. “Kids that have a mentor feel like they belong, feel like they have

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value and feel important in their community. All those have positive impacts in terms of their mental health, behaviour in schools, mischief, crime prevention and generally making better citizens.” Last year, the event raised over $80,000 across the Fraser Valley and more than $7 million nationally. Local organizers are aiming for $100,000 this year. BBBS provides participants two hours of bowling, shoe rental, snacks and a souvenir T-shirt. There will also be several door prizes handed out at the event. For every $100 raised, participants will be entered into a draw

for six tickets to the Cirque du Soleil performance at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Sept. 1, where they’ll enjoy box seats provided by Prospera Credit Union – the title sponsor of Bowl for Kids Sake. Also part of the prize is dinner for six – each valued at $50 – at the Esposito Group’s Finnegan’s Pub or Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford. BBBS Fraser Valley served over 400 children last year, a number equal in size to an average elementary school. For more information or to register online, visit

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Thank you!

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To the following individuals & businesses for their generous donations to a most successful carnival. We raised $2500 to send to our sister school in the Dominican Republic. • Toy’s Pharmacy • Erica Press • Hope Sleep Center • Romano Photo • Ann’s Bookeeping • Treehouse Health Foods • KanYon Restaurant • Sunshine Lanes • Hope Video • Cosmos • Phoenix Beauty Spa • Native Education • Napsak Ent. • Buy and Save • Hair Trends • Peter’s Food Market • Bee’s Foods • Cooper’s Foods • Driftwynd • Panago Pizza • Fraser Canyon Glass • Nail Evolution

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A small group of Scouts from Hope hiked up Thacker Mountain on Sunday to do trail repairs. They built a bridge over a widening stream using trees that had fallen from wind storms and rot, fixed a dilapidated bridge, and cleared some debris that was making trails difficult to pass.

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Mountain film fest returns

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The annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival returns to Hope Cinema on March 8. Sponsored by Hope Mountain Centre and the Blue Moose Coffee House, the festival will showcase five short films from around the world. “There’s so many great films and it’s horrible that we have to cut as much as we do,” said HMC program director Kelly Pearce, who had to choose from a total of 44 films. “We’re trying to appeal to a broad range of tastes. So there’s a range of exciting sports, locations, topics and issues.” The film festival is a fundraiser for Hope Mountain Centre. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards local trail building projects, outdoor school programs, and the construction of a new viewing platform at the top of Hope Lookout Trail. Doors to the festival open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. Ticket information can be found online at www. The 2012 film selections are: • ALL.I.CAN. - Sherpass Cinema, the groundbreaking film


Rock climbing is one of several outdoor adventures that will be showcased at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival in Hope.

team deeply rooted in authenticity and progression, presents their new film – two years, six continents and over

15 skiers in the making. The 10-minute Canadian film is directed by Eric Crosland and Dave Mossop.

• From The Inside Out - This 37-minute film is a joint effort between Anthill Films and The Coastal Crew, whose mission is to document the future of mountain biking as it unfolds in real time. Director Dylan Dunkerton from Canada captures the true lifestyle that intersects lives of professional mountain bikers and filmmakers. • Grand Libre au Grand Cap - Arnaud Petit and Stephanie Bodet attempt to free climb a line they originally bolted 13 years earlier on the Grand Capucin, a magnificent granite pillar perched at 3,800 metres in the heart of the Mont Blanc range. This 17-minute film is directed by Bertrand Delapierre from France. • Hanuman Airlines Two Nepali adventures channel the Hindu God of Wind on their mission to launch a paraglider from the summit of Mt. Everest. Hamilton Pevec directed this 29-minute film from the U.S. • I Believe I Can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies) - The film is an amazing journey into the unknown. Two friends test the boundaries of free flight and friendship as they take their passion in a totally new direction. Sebastien Montaz-Rosset from France directs this 41-minute film.

Gallery has new art show Hope Arts Gallery is launching a new show in March called Marsh for all Seasons. It will feature the work of Clancy Wolpert, a talented novice photographer who has chosen Thacker Marsh as the locale for his photographs. Wildlife and birds are predominately his subjects. An artist reception will be held this Saturday, March 3 from 7-9 p.m. Hope Arts Gallery is located 349 Fort St. and is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the show, call 604869-2408 or email info@

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Girl Guides: Girl Guides is a great organization just for girls! We do tons of fun activities like games, crafts, camps

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shine Valley: Seventy years ago, Prime Minister Mackenzie King ordered the evacuation of Japanese Canadians to “protective areas” in B.C.’s interior. Tashme, now known as Sunshine Valley, was one such internment camp. Inge Wilson of the Hope Museum will present a brief history of Sunshine Valley. Tuesday, March 6 7 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2021 destinationhope@

FRIDAY 2012 Hope History Conference: Guided tour and exhibit showcase with focus on the seven key events from Hope’s past. Co-sponsored by Christ Church, The Hope Museum, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and Free Rein Associates with support from Embrace BC. Cost is $150 plus HST. Event runs Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4. 604-869-7322 destinationhope@ Bowl for Kids Sake: This event is fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley. Bowl 5-7 p.m. or 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy two hours of bowling, pizza, and an awesome souvenir T-shirt! Register your team at mentoringworks. ca. Sunshine Lanes 584 Wallace St. 604-852-3331 Janis.Mitchell@

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The Fraser River has power potential Kimberly Campbell and Inge Wilson Contributors

The Fraser River begins its 1,375-kilometre journey as a dripping spring near Mount Robson on the B.C.-Alberta border. It flows across and down the province before finally emptying into the Pacific Ocean, where it deposits almost 85 billion cubic metres (three trillion cubic feet) of fresh water and over 200 million tons of sediment every year. The river was a crucial First Nations trade route used for thousands of years to link interior people with those along the coast. The journey of Simon Fraser and the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush were made possible by its freely flowing waters. It remains an important migratory route for spawning salmon. Today, we take great pride in the fact that the Fraser is known worldwide as a vast, untamed river. This claim has not always been guaranteed. During the 1950s, serious thought was given to damming the Fraser. In 1951, The Hope Standard reported that engineers were studying the Fraser River’s power potential above Hope. A dam at Moran, near Lillooet, “would be the biggest single power unit in the world.” It would meet increased electrical demand within British Columbia and create a surplus of power to be sold to the United States. Following the disastrous 1948 flood in the Fraser Valley, it was also to assist with Fraser River flood control. The Moran Dam was to reach a height of 261 metres and would create a 260-kilometrelong reservoir stretching from just north of Lillooet all the way to Quesnel. Due to its immense size, several important environmentalists, including Roderick Haig-Brown, opposed the project citing the destruction of salmon runs. It was also predicted that the high silt con-

tent of the Fraser River would clog turbines in a dam at Moran after a mere ten years of operation. The projected high maintenance costs of the dam, impact on the environment, and lack of funds all contributed to the defeat of the proposal in the late 1950s. In 1970, the Moran Dam proposal was revisited when BC Hydro predicted a more than 10 per cent rise in annual provincial power consumption. A 1971 joint report by the federal Department of Fisheries and the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission stated a dam at Moran would destroy all salmon populations spawning upstream of it and at least 50 per cent of those downstream. The idea was thus defeated for a final time in 1972. While the Fraser River itself has remained undammed, many of its tributaries have been considered for smallscale hydroelectric operations known as “Run of River” (ROR) projects. These provide power with little to no storage of water, thus limiting the environmental impact. A pipe or tunnel diverts the creek through a turbine, and then returns the water back into the main flow further downstream. This relatively new technology has still raised concerns about reduced river flow volumes and the disturbance of previously pristine areas. The ROR Scuzzy Creek Power Plant, located near Boston Bar, has been operating since the late 1990s. In June 1997, Global Cogenix Industrial Corporation announced that this sixmegawatt plant was operating at optimal rates and that energy production was above the targeted levels. In 2005, a Crown land tenure application was submitted to the B.C. government for the construction of the Scuzzy Creek II Hydroelectric Project. On completion, this second ROR operation was projected to produce an additional 13.5 megawatts of power. In 2003, BC Hydro

announced that their “Green Power Generation Pre Qualified Projects” list included ROR projects on Hope/Fraser Canyon waterways at Berkey Creek, Scuzzy Creek, Hunter Creek, Kookipi Creek, Log Creek, and Spuzzum Creek. While the number of ROR projects and proposals has increased dramatically since the early 2000s, Scuzzy Creek is the only ROR project in operation in the Hope/Fraser Canyon area even though a total of 70 independent power producers are supplying power to BC Hydro. One new ROR proj-

ect currently under construction is 14 kilometres south of Lytton. The Kwoiek Creek hydroelectric project is a joint project between the Kanaka Bar Indian Band and Innergex Renewable Energy. When completed, it will supply power to BC Hydro equivalent to the needs of approximately 20,000 homes. Throughout BC history, the demand for power and energy has increased exponentially. Our history of energy does indeed boast of a powerful past, and as we move further into the 21st century, many hope for a sustainable power future.


A new tram has been built across the Fraser River for the Kwoiek Creek hydroelectric project to transport materials and workers.

bc heritage week crossword ACROSS 2. Arrived in Hope in 1957 and made heat and hot water a less “dirty” business (2 Words) 8 .Oil pipeline currently undergoing public hearings in Northern British Columbia (2 Words) 9. They built the first oil pipeline to cross the Rockies in the early 1950s (2 Words) 12. A vocal opponent of damming the |Fraser River (3 Words) 15. The company that currently operates the oil pipeline through Hope (2 Words) 16. Miners drilled a 13,500 foot tunnel through this mountain (2 Words) 21. In 1946 the __ became responsible for Hope’s power supply (3 Words) 24. The so-called “Father of City Light” who wanted to dam the Skagit River in three places: J.D. ______ 25. The electricity producer behind the Wahleach Power Project 26. After World War Two, the media promoted a modern, __ home as the ideal 27. For much of the 20th century, the __ Valley was earmarked for flooding 28. Power plant located between Laidlaw and Chilliwack 29.The proposed dam that would have flooded from Lillooet to Quesnel 30. BC Premier responsible for officially opening the Wahleach Power Station: W.A.C. DOWN 1. This company buys power from Independent Power Producers

3. Protest group formed in 1969 to protest the flooding of the Skagit Valley (4 Words) 4. The acronym for the group responsible for spending the $5 million Skagit endowment fund 5. The Westcoast line was the first __ pipeline in Canada (2 Words) 6. Railway line that ran parallel to the pipelines northeast of Hope (2 Words) 7. This company from Seattle was a major manufacturer of war products – and a huge user of electricity 10. Responsible for logging the Skagit Valley (2 Words) 11. Ultra high voltage __ line connected Wahleach to the main system 13. Approval for the __was given by the International Joint Commission in January 1942 (3 Words) 14. Creating hydroelectric power by diverting a stream (3 Words) 17. An appliance to keep food cool 18. Current project being undertaken by the Kanaka Bar Indian Band in the Fraser Canyon (2 Words) 19. Operational since 1997, this Run of River project initially provided six megawatts of power (2 Words) 20. __Lake was dammed and then drained by a tunnel through the mountain to produce power 22. The treacherous valley between Kamloops and Hope home to two pipelines 23. __ Transmission constructed a natural gas pipeline through Hope








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This past weekend, members of the Friends of the Hope Library rolled up their sleeves and transformed the library into a giant book store for the Great Big Annual Book Sale. This fabulous group of volunteers spent two days sorting and setting out over 130 linear feet (or should I say over 39 linear metres) of gently used books, puzzles, CDs and DVDs. They then set about selling as many as possible over the next three days. The items for sale were discards from the library as well as donations from the community – and there were lots of donations this year. Thank you to all who donated these items, and thank you to everyone who came by and supported the sale. By the end of the weekend, the Friends

had raised nearly $1,000. This annual fundraiser raises money to support the library’s programs, community literacy, and the library “extras.” In the past, the Friends have purchased things like the widescreen television that we use for programs (it is cool to use the television instead of a proxima and screen Deb and it’s Ireland much more visually appealing) and a portable sound system (okay, so I’m an admittedly rather soft-spoken library mouse) and the comfy seating in the senior’s area (which not only looks good but is truly appreciated by the weekly senior’s coffee and conversa-

tion group). The Friends also purchased the carpet in the children’s areas (which is used daily and is a great place to read stories and dance) and the carpet in the tween area (looks great!) and the wee recliner in the same area (enjoyed by a great many young library goers). And that’s not all the Friends do around the library. Each week they host the senior’s conversation group, over the year they haul and store the books for the Great Big Annual Book Sale, and have well-run and efficient meetings. On Friday, March 30 the Friends are also sponsoring the second annual Friends of the

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OPEN HOUSE The District of Hope is completing a major update of its Zoning Bylaw. You are invited to review the draft before the bylaw is finalized.

Time: 3:15 –7:00 p.m. Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012 Location: New Multi-Purpose Room Hope & District Rec Centre 930 6th Ave. (ample parking at rear) The first Open house was held last June to invite your ideas. The second Open House is to see if we have got it right. What’s in the new Zoning Bylaw? • More user friendly format • Support for green infrastructure and sustainable development • Broader range of uses in zones to avoid unnecessary regulation • New approach to Home Based Businesses • Revisions to setbacks, screening and parking standards 2_12W_DOH29_5360326

Hope Library Quiz Night. Tickets are on sale now at the library ($50 for a team of six; $10 for an individual ticket) and are going fast so don’t wait too long. This is a fun evening with teams vying for the coveted Hope Highbrow Award (now on display at the library), won last year by the intrepid “Quizzards.” Donations of draw and door prizes are being accepted at the library so if you or anyone you know can help out, let the Friends know. So a very heartfelt “Great Big Thank You” to the Friends of the Hope Library. Without all their hard work, the library would be much less than it is. Staff Pick Katheryn Stockett’s The Help is a great read and recently, in preparation for the Academy Awards, we watched

the movie adaptation of the book. I’m glad we did as the movie is every bit as good as the book (the library has both book and DVD) and Octavia Spencer really deserves Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Minny Jackson. I was surprised to recognize quite a few “books into movies” up for awards this year. Here’s just a few: • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo • The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer • The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

Shakespeare returns to UFV stage The University of the Fraser Valley theatre department is performing Shakespeare’s romantic comedy As You Like It in March. Rosalind, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, is forced to flee with her cousin Celia and court jester Touchstone to the Forest of Arden to escape the wrath of her tyrannical uncle. To survive, she must disguise herself as a man. When she meets Orlando, the object of her desire, in Arden an intriguing examination of the meaning of romantic love ensues. As You Like It features comic characters and situations, a happy ending, and a wrestling match. The cast is comprised of past and present UFV theatre students. Rebekah Brisco, last seen as Sylvia in the production of The Girl in The Goldfish Bowl, will play the role of Rosalind and Dylan Coulter, who appeared as Ferdinand in The Tempest, is Orlando. Gabriel Kirkley, who also appeared in The Tempest as Caliban, takes on the role of the world weary philosopher Jaques. Gabby Bohmer plays Celia, Eli Funk is Touchstone, Daniel Campbell is Oliver and Danielle Warmenhoven plays Phebe. Several performers are also playing multiple roles. They include: Cait Archer, Morgan Cox, J.D. Dueckman, Matt Jansen, Danielle Millette, James Servizi, Thomas Smith, Luke Stevens, Josh Tompke, Jessie Whatley and Steve Wilhite. As You Like It opens March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chilliwack campus theatre and plays March 10,15-17, and 22-24. There will be a half-price preview on March 7, and matinees March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. and March 8 and 14 at 12 p.m. The March 18 matinee is a special pay-what-you-can event with a recommended minimum price of $10. Other ticket prices range between $9 and $20. For tickets and information, call 604-7952814, email or visit theatre.

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Figure skating club celebrates 35 years Annual year-end carnival this Saturday will feature four guest skaters Barry Stewart

The coach credits club director Peter Lang with bringing in four guest skaters. Hope Standard “Peter works closely with Skate Canada, Thirty-five years and counting. so he has lots of contacts,” says Inancsi. That’s how long the Hope & District Lang’s wife Linda has served as club Figure Skating Club has been helppro in Hope in past years and Peter has ing kids first learn to skate — then a long history in skating. learn to skate even better. “I went to my first Canadians in This Saturday, the club will be Moncton in 1985,” said Lang on Moncelebrating a year of learning and day. “Now I’m doing video camera thirty-five years of music, at their work for them, for instant replay for the annual year-end carnival. judges. Club pro Michelle Inancsi says ap“This year, I wanted to bring in five proximately 30 kids aged four to 14 skaters for the show, rather than one or have been spending the last month two, to show different aspects of figure in preparation for the event, which is skating,” said Lang. titled “Music, Music, Music.” “We’ll have Tyler Miller from AbInancsi says the song selections botsford. He skated here last year,” said start at the disco era, with songs like Lang. “He was second at the provincial Greased Lightning and Stayin’ Alive championships, eighth at the Western that were current when the club Challenge and thirteenth at the 2012 was in its infancy. Michael Jackson’s National Championships. Krista Milne Thriller will also be featured, along is a Special Olympics skater from North with recent hits like Party Rock AnSurrey. She competed for one of four them and Skyscraper. spots on Team BC and earned her way “We’ll have 20 routines, including to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to represent the guest skaters,” says Inancsi, who B.C. at the Canadian Winter Games.” has done the choreography for the Ice dancers Jessica Jang and Nikolas club skaters. Wamsteeker will present the couples The coach says the music inspires aspect of skating. They train in Burnaby her ideas — and she makes use of and have attained a high level of acmusic videos found on the internet. claim. They were the 2011 pre-novince The internet has come in handy national champions, the 2011 Canada for costume acquisitions too, as Games pre-novice champs and the 2012 there’s no longer a sewing machine B.C. novice champs. in every household. “They missed out on the National “Everyone except the preschool Championships after Nikolas broke his group has two numbers, which collarbone in practice,” said Lang. “The means two costumes,” says club regice show in Hope will likely be their first istrar Lindsay Druet. “And not many public performance since the injury.” of us sew anymore. Eleven-year-old Sarah Steberl of Hope “Some costumes are ordered off will also be a featured guest. the internet,” she adds. “There are so “Sarah began skating here at the Hope many great sites these days. Others & District Figure Skating Club when she are put together with a hope and a was four years old,” said Lang. “Presprayer and some are still sewn. ently she is skating with the Abbotsford “The only rule is no feathers Skating Club. She trains on ice four days because they can come off and cause a week in Abbotsford and one or two skaters to fall. days a week in Hope. “Each group decides on what their “Sarah also does off-ice training four costumes are going to look like and BARRY STEWART / THE STANDARD times a week. She is in pre-juvenile they create from there,” says Druet. Emma Miller, front, and Rebecca Druet practice their “Rah Rah Rasputin” routine last Thursday, in prepa- competitive skating and one of her high“So far I’m guessing the zombie cos- ration for this Saturday’s skating carnival. The Hope and District Figure Skating Club present “Music, lights was at the BC Sk8fest in Chillitumes for Thriller may be the most wack in October, placing eigth. Music, Music” at the Hope Arena, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. challenging, because at this time of “I saw Sarah at the Provincials in year zombie-themed items are hard to find.” Kelowna last year and I couldn’t believe the improvement she showed in just one year,” said “A difference from the [distant] past would be that helmets are required at all times, unless Lang. you are a junior skater,” says Druet. “Sometimes it’s difficult to be inspired on how to cover all “I’m hoping that people will come out and support the club,” added Lang. “At $15 for a those helmets.” family of four, it’s inexpensive and they’ll be seeing some pretty decent skating. The club’s junior skaters: Sarah Isbister, Sadie Eden, Sarah Ouimet and Sophie Enns will be “The club provides a good service for local kids,” said Lang, “and I hope we’ll be able to use featured in solo performances, while the younger skaters will work in groups. the carnival to up our numbers for next year.” “Decorations will go up on Saturday morning,” says Inancsi, who is thankful of her large The one-and-a-half hour shows will start at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. this Saturday at the Hope group of parent volunteers. “We’ll have four spotlights and a disco ball as well.” Arena. Single admission is $5 for anyone aged four and over.

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Bob Gray passed away peacefully on January 12, 2012 in Abbotsford, BC. Bob was born in Quebec City, Quebec, on July 6, 1946. Bob is survived by his sons Sean and Kelly (Charidee). Grandfather to Sean Robert, Dylan and Brandon. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Trixi; father, Harry; mother Kathine and sister Janice. Bob was well known in his local community of Hope, BC for his craftsmanship in the art of woodworking. No service was held by his request. A celebration of life will be held in the spring with the date to be announced. Many thanks to everyone who have helped in this time of sorrow.


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OOSTEROM, Antoon Wouter (Tony) Dec. 12, 1938 - Feb. 14, 2012 Tony passed away most unexpectedly at his home in Hope, a place he truly loved. Wherever his spirit now calls home will be a more joyful place for his being there. He always knew how to have a good time and share it with others. Any dogs in the vicinity will be in for a biscuit and a good long walk. Tony was a staunch friend and a loving brother, father and husband. He is survived by his wife Linda, his brother Hans (Marlene) and his sons, Lance and Colin. No service by request. A celebration of Tony’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Tony’s memory to the animal shelter / foundation of your choice.

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263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE EXCAVATING, Terry’s RV also does excavating, land clearing, dump trailer. Call (604)869-1520







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TV, 27” JVC, (604)869-5696





HOPE, 1 & 2 BEDROOM APT., for rent $500 - $600, Park Royal, heat & hot water inc., balcony, 55, NP, NS. Best Loc Hope. Ref’s required. Call (604)860-0236 Linda or (604) 825-1444 HOPE,

2 bdrm apt., adult oriented complex, 4 appliances, newly reno’d, electric heat, N/S, N/P. Call (604)869-9402 or 604-869-1432

HOPE: 2 BDRM, Spacious 1250 sq. ft., duplex style, 5 appl., gas fireplace, private patio, N/S, N/P. Ref req’d. Adult oriented, avail. Mar 1. $625/mo 604-869-5288/858-7620

HOPE, 2 bdrm spacious apt., new paint & carpet, adult oriented building, sunny side of town, clean & bright, $675/mo. Call 604-793-5010

Hope: Scott Dr. #206, 2 bdrm, 2 ba, inste lndry, balc. $785/mo + hydro & sec dep. NS/ND. Call on site mgr (604) 860-4953 or 255-4724.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Hope Standard A19 RENTALS 706








Better than an apartment, no noisy neighbours on other side of the apartment wall. A 2 bedroom Mobile home in a Seniors Community in Hope. References, Criminal background check, abstainers. Call for an appointment to view, Gordon 604-869-7641

For Rent in Kings Court. $695/mo. Heat & hot water incl. Air conditioning, courtyard. D.D. and Ref’s Required. Seniors preferred. Avail. March 1. Call 604-869-0932 Leave Message




HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203

HOPE, near new ground level 1 bdrm suite in quiet area, walking distance to downtown, $690/mon, Avail immediately. Call Walter @1 (604)792-0077(Royal Lepage office in Chilliwack).

VACANT PAD FOR RENT. The pad will accommodate a home up to 14 x 64. Call 604-869-7641




Adult complex, fridge, stove, N/P, drapes, laundry facilities. Ref’s req’d.

604-869-1212 or 604-869-2139 HOPE

Coquihalla Courts 1030 3rd Ave. 2 Bdrm apt. $600 F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail Now. Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077 Or Rachael 604 860 0803

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HOPE, 1800 sq. ft plus partial basement, for rent/ lease, prime retail location. Call (604)869-2727 days or 604-869-2282 evenings HOPE, 759 4TH AVE, retail space, approx 500 sq.ft., $540.80/mon incl. hst, hot water & garbage. Call (604)869-9763



HOPE, 2 bdrm duplex, convenient location, newly renovated, adult oriented building, new s/s appliances, avail. now. Call (604)882-2505


DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

HOPE, 3 bdrm house off of Old Yale Rd, 1900 sq ft, $925 / mo, ref’s req. Call Mary (604)869-3551



HOPE. Room for rent, wireless & cable access, laundry, $400/mo. Ref’s needed. Call (604)750-8422 HOPE, Rooms or loft in country home, 1/2 block Kawkawa lake, $225-$255. Call (778)808-7771

812 Organize your tools, welder, gas tanks, etc. white fibreglass boxes, electric locks, lights. Not on truck. 604-833-2577 or 604-916-3994 small to LARGE ads get results in 604-869-2421


HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. Call (604)869-5244



1998 DODGE NEON, 2 dr, 161K, runs well, good rubber, $800 obo. Call: (604)826-4918 (Mission area)

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2005 PONTIAC G5, 4 dr. 4 cyl., auto, 87,000km. $5300 obo (604)746-2458


2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accd’s, local, garage kept. Exc. cond. $9,300. Abbts 604-855-1335

2006 YAMAHA APEX 1000, 4stroke, MLX Mtn. 163” x 2¼” track, reverse, comes with service manual. 1024 mi. Cheapest Apex/4stroke in Canada! $5900 firm. Chilliwack (604)799-8533

2007 CHEVROLET Aveo. 1.6 4 cyl. Auto, 100,000kms. Runs well. Good int/ext. $6,200. obo. 604-858-4430 NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-888-414-8042. Big Discounts!

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7700 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2005 Jeep Liberty, 3.7 auto, 4x4, loaded, tow pckg, clean, gd cond, 141k, $8700 obo. (604)795-5534



2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext cab, auto, green, 135K, $8300 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2004 GMC Jimmy ZR2 4x4, 1 owner, 139,km, auto, gd cond. $6250. Call (604)792-0246

2001 NISSAN ALTIMA,103,000 km. No accidents. Local. auto. New brakes & tires.$4400. 778-241-6086 2004 Honda Civic DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,110,000K Great cond $8400. 604-626-8894 2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $22,500: 9000kms. (778) 895-7570



2005 POLARIS Sportsman ATV, 700 twin, EFI, mossy oak camel, warn winch, front & rear bumpers, Easy-Off windshield, exc. cond. 1538km. $5500 firm. Chilliwack 1 (604)799-8533 2008 HONDA 150 CRF Dirt Bike Less than 20 hours operating time. LIKE NEW. No scratches. $2000. Call 604-845-1895.




1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230 1997 ALPENLITE. 26’ 5th wheel. Like new. $11,900. obo. Call 604853-6639

2000 Suncruiser 35U

Dual pane windows, awning, 6000 watt generator, heated tanks, fantastic fan and more! $47,983 (Stk.30951A) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2009 Montana 3400RL

Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644



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

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1998 FORD CONTOUR 4dr sdn auto, load, ST#176 $995 1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto sdn Aircare ST#152 $1995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr, auto AirCare ST#182 $2995 1996 ACURA TL 4dr auto, leather, fully loaded ST#177 $2995 1994 TOYOTA CAMRY 2dr auto, leather, full load, ST#174 $2995 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA 7 passenger, auto, Aircare ST#186 $3495 1995 MERCEDES E320 auto leather 4dr sdn ST#184 $3495 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 1997 ACURA LE auto 4dr sdn leather full load ST#175 $3995 2000 HONDA CIVIC 4DR auto sdn st#169 $3995 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto sdn full load ST#03 $5,900


2002 GMC SONOMA EXT cab auto st#166 $4995 2004 CHEV 1500 Reg cab 4x4 auto long box st# 187 $6900 2005 FORD F150 XL 4X4 auto reg cab longbox ST#132 $7,900 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2005 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#134 $10,900 2001 FORD F350 Dually 4X4 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2001 FORD F350 Crew cab Lariat 7.3L power stroke diesel 4x4 ST#46 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW cab Lariat 4X4 auto long box diesel ST#118 $15,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2007 GMC 2500 CREW cab, Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#61 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X$ auto diesel ST#164 $17,995

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

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1990 VOLVO 740 SW. Needs TLC. Aircared. $800. obo. Call (604)9961082

2011 NISSAN VERSA - 5 dr hatchback, auto, 20K. Loaded. Asking $9800/obo. 778-895-7570

Contact Pattie 604.869.4990 540 Wallace Street

845 The Scrapper

2003 Pontiac Sunfire, 2dr, auto, 170,km, good cond. 1 owner. $3499. Call (604)792-0246 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

HOPE, sublet country home, 1/2 bl. Kawkawa Lk, 2 bdrm + lrg loft, sm pets OK, avail. immed., $580. Call Dave (778)808-7771


2002 OLDSMOBILE Intrigue. Lost license. 4 door sedan (like Cavalier). Runs good, good tires & battery, gas gauge need attention. $1200. (604)746-2582





2002 Ford Taurus SEL Premium. 176,000km, Leather, Cruise, Air, Loaded. $4275. 604-795-7834



2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID, clean, auto, 4 dr. 125,000km. Great shape. $2900. (604)583-1366


34583 2nd Ave. House 1950’s, 900 Sq. ft, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 story home. Near shopping, park and entertainment. Pets allowed. Huntington area. Avail. Immed. $950/mo. Call 604-309-3423.



HOPE, 2 bdrm townhouse, heat included, $740/mo, no pets please. Avail immed. Call 1 (604)858-4629





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

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A20 Hope Standard, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

upcoming march programs at the rec centre babysitting course

little swimmers

Days: Date: Time: Age: Cost:

Date: Time: Age: Cost:

Monday through Thursday March 12 - 15 10am-1pm 11 yrs+ $65

Wednesday, March 28 11am 4 yrs+ $2

adult swim lessons

aquatic programs

Days: Date: Time: Cost:

Tuesdays & Thursdays March 6 –29 6:45pm-7:30pm $45/set (8 sessions)

bronze medallion or bronze cross

dive in movie night Days: Monday through Friday Friday, Date: March 19 – March 23 Time: 10am-3:30pm March 16 Age: 13 yrs+ 6pm-8pm Cost: $100 H2O blast $3.25 Friday, red cross swim lessons March 23 Days: Monday-Thursday 6pm-8pm Date: March 12-22 Time: 2pm or 5:30pm $3.25 Age: 4 months+ Cost: $30 to $60 (8 lessons per set)

preschool swim lessons Days: Date: Time: Age: Cost:

Mondays & Wednesdays March 5 – March 28 10am-12pm 4 months+ $30/set (8 sessions)

first aid programs

youth programs

red cross people savers Age: Date: Time: Cost:

5-6 years Thursday, March 15 1:30pm-2:30pm $15

Age: Date: Time: Cost:

7-8 years Thursday, March 15 3pm-5pm $25

Age: Date: Time: Cost:

9-10 years Friday, March 16 10am-1pm $30

Age: Date: Time: Cost:

11-12 years Friday, March 16 1:30pm-5:30pm $35

Gymnastics BC & Pacific Sport presents:

kids can move workshop Saturday, March 10 8:30am-4:30pm

“potato face” and “hand rainbows” Date: Time: Age: Cost:

Thursday., March 8 9:30am-11am 3-5 years $10.00

st. patrick’s day – “blarney stone” Date: Time: Age: Cost:

Saturday, March 10 1pm-2:30pm 7-12 years $10

st. patrick’s day pool party Date: Saturday, March 17 Time: 6pm-8pm Cost: $3.25

run, jump, throw workshop Saturday, March 17 8:30am-4:30pm


$25 for one workshop or $40 for both Location: Arena mezzanine Register: 604-869-2304 Deadline: Sunday March 4th

These workshops are designed for COACHES, ECE, TEACHERS, PARENTS & anyone who works directly with children (no children please).














Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre Public Swim


Deep Water Aqua Fit




Sizzlin’ Shallow Aqua Fit



1:00pm-2:00pm 12:00pm-12:50pm

Aqua Fit Boot Camp

Gym & Cardio Room Open Gym


Youth Gym (13 – 15 yrs)













Cardio Confusion



Core Connection




Fitness Classes Fitness Express

Tone Zone






Spin Cycle





10:30am-11:30am 9:15am-10:15am

Arena Public Skate






Adult Shinny Hockey











Youth Casual Hockey






Figure Skaters only






Student Casual Hockey

Hope & District

Recreation & Cultural Services

Programs may require minimum registration. Check out or call 604-869-2304 for details! 11_11W_HDRC30_5229262

Hope Standard, February 29, 2012  

February 29, 2012 edition of the Hope Standard