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Riley Forman, right, shows local tourism committee chairs Tyler Mattheis and Inge Wilson screenshots of the new travelthecanyon.com website.

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Fraser Canyon Strategy Committee has awarded travelthecanyon.com a $7,000 provincial community tourism opportunities grant to work with Vancouver Coast Mountains B.C. on a new marketing campaign. The initiative primarily focuses on the corridor between Hope and Cache Creek, but will also incorporate some outlying areas in an effort to bring traffic into Hope and the Fraser Canyon.

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“This money is going right back into the community,” said Riley Forman, who runs the local tourism website. “The ultimate goal is to build a sustainable way to market the Fraser Canyon.” Forman hopes the new campaign will increase awareness about local tourism products, which include attractions, adventures and history. The project is expected to launch in mid-May with a redesigned travelthecanyon. com website and updated content. Forman will be working with VCMBC this year to ramp up radio,

print and social media advertisements. A mail-out campaign is also in the works to encourage local residents in the region and surrounding communities to take advantage of the activities available in the Fraser Canyon. In addition, Forman said sponsorship of the popular blog 604pulse will give the region priority coverage on specific topics, events, and activities in the area. “We want people to use the Fraser Canyon more as a destination, but we need to come together if we want to get people off the

Coquihalla Highway,” he added. “We need to find ways to reach people before they get here and give them our options. We want to build stronger community partnerships throughout the region and really build a brand for our corridor.” The community tourism opportunities grant provided by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation will fund half of the travelthecanyon.com budget this year, with another $7,000 supplied by the Fraser Canyon Strategy Committee.

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B.C. Liberals have been putting up signs for election candidate Laurie Throness even though the Premier has yet to call a byelection. A Chilliwack city official confirmed bylaw enforcement has been investigating complaints about several B.C. Liberal signs going up without a permit, but could not say how many signs in total might be involved. B.C. Liberal candidate Laurie Throness, reached on the hustings last Thursday, said his election team believed the signs were legal as long as they were on private property. “If that understanding was incorrect, we’ll move to correct it,” he said. A city official said the city could not issue a permit for the signs — because no byelection has been called — and thus the B.C. Liberal signs fall into the category of “third party” commercial signs, which also require a permit. Election candidates

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tiation between the B.C. Teachers’ Association and school districts. The government has proposed a $165 million fund to supplement special needs support in the next three years. The fund and the new provisions in Bill 22 are an effort to satisfy a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that struck down 2002 legislation taking class size and composition out of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation contract. The ruling gives the government until April to respond.

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are also required to make a $500 deposit with the city to ensure signs are removed after the election. B.C. Conservative candidate John Martin said his campaign team “looked real carefully at the (sign) bylaw in Chilliwack and in Hope and it was pretty clear you don’t put them up until the writ is dropped.” “It’s a little bit disturbing that these people want to be government in

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Victoria, but can’t follow a simple bylaw in the jurisdiction they want to elect a new MLA in,” he said. Al Ens, veteran NDP campaign organizer in Chilliwack, said the Liberal’s sign gaffe “tells me they’re playing games” about calling the byelection. “I think (Christy Clark) should call the darn thing, and then people can get on with it. We’ve all been campaigning anyway,” he added, pointing out that NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony had “run into” Throness last week as both were door-knocking in Agassiz. Throness said his party’s eagerness to get election signs up is not an indication of an imminent byelection call by the Premier. “I don’t know when it’s going to happen,” he said. “I know it’s soon.” The teachers’ strike is partly to blame for the delay, he said. However, once that issue is settled, Throness believes the byelection will be called — officially. “I’m ready to go now,” he said.

joined the RCMP in 2008 with Hope being his first posting, where he works as a general duty officer Brian was an automotive service manager for 14 years before enlisting. He volunteered as an RCMP auxiliary member for 3 years before joining. By becoming a member he is able to enforce the law and fight crime in B.C. communities. Brian wants to continue reducing the number of impaired drivers on our roads and to target auto theft crime. Playing sports and riding motorcycles are a few activities that Brian enjoys when off-duty. He makes his home in Chilliwack.

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Spring break fun Rain and snow hasn’t put a damper on Camp Squeah’s spring break camp this week. The children have been busy rock climbing, hiking and taking part in a variety of outdoor activities. On Tuesday afternoon, the group moved indoors to sing some action songs. The camp is offered to students in Grades 2-7, and runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily until March 23. There are still spaces available. Visit www.squeah.com or call 604-869-5353 for more information.

The Board of the Fraser Valley Regional District will be considering the adoption of the 2012 – 2016 Draft Financial Plan in bylaw form at its’ regular meeting scheduled for March 21, 2012. The public is invited to the administration office at 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack to review the financial plan and to ask any questions related to the plan. The Draft Financial Plan can be reviewed any time Monday to Friday’s between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions relating to the plan can also be answered by calling Michael B Phelan, Manager Finance 604702-5002 or 1-800-528-0061.

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Region has new community forest Allowable annual timber harvest is 31,000 cubic metres Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

Yale First Nation has signed a 25-year renewable community forest agreement with the Fraser Valley Regional District and District of Hope. The new partnership will allow the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest Corporation (CLCCFC) to cut 31,000 cubic meters of timber annually between Hope and Yale, and in a small area of Sunshine Valley. “The Yale First Nation is very pleased and excited that the community forest has finally received its licence agreement. It has been a long time in coming,” said Chief Robert Hope. “The management board can now begin work on creating employment and other economic opportunities for the Chilliwack, Hope, and Yale area.” The three community partners provided $10,000 to get the project going, but it’s now up to CLCCFC to raise funds to cover ongoing expenses. The plan is to start harvesting timber late this year, but there’s a lot of engineering work that needs to be done ahead of time. CLCCFC will be conducting several studies

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Yale First Nation director Doug Hansen, left, talks to Darwin Baerg, Area B director for Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest Corporation, at a recent open house celebrating the signing of a new community forest agreement.

in the coming months to make sure that the community forest and logging roads meet government environmental and transportation standards. The process also involves consultation with local First Nation bands. “It’s going to take quite a lot of time to get the ball rolling,” said CLCCFC board member Don Wiens. “But the value-added is going to be quite big. When we log, all the profits from that logging will go back into the communities. The money can be used for building trails, building camping areas, starting up some small saw mills or anything dealing with outdoors.” Community forests

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The Utilities Department will perform its annual program of hydrant maintenance and water main flushing from March 26th through April 13th, 2012. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discoloration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, check your water before doing laundry. You may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Any concerns should be directed to Mr. Maurice Wutzke, Director of Operations at 604-869-2333. District of Hope 325 Wallace St, 604.869.5671 www.hope.ca Mailing Address PO Box 609, Hope, B.C. V0X 1L0

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Council has agreed to work with Hope Motorsports Group to improve the Sixth Avenue Sports Bowl. The non-profit organization is in the process of acquiring about 1,500 donated no post guard rails to reinforce the terraced seating area and increase spectator capacity at the Sports Bowl. The district has committed to using the guard rails in the future design project. “I think we’ve come to an understanding about how we want to do this with minimal requirements from the district,” said Coun. Scott Medlock during Monday’s committee of the whole meeting. “Hope Motorsports Group just wants to get authority to take this project and make it happen the right way.” Couns. Donna Kropp and Ron Smith also expressed how

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A driver gets some air on the 4x4 track at the Sixth Avenue Sports Bowl during Brigade Days last September.

happy they were to see council working with community groups towards Sports Bowl improvements. “I think really excellent projects happen as a result of that initiative to think about new projects and new ways to do things with materials we already have,” said Smith. “I think it’s a really great way to repurpose the no posts.” The district recently partnered with Advantage Hope, Pathway Partners and Hope Motorsports

Group on a community recreation park proposal in the 1100 block of Seventh Ave. The provincial grant application for the project totalled $428,629 and includes Sports Bowl upgrades, expansion of the skatepark, creation of a bike park, construction of a picnic area, walking trails and interpretive signage. After 40 years, proper walkways, stairs, bleachers and fencing are needed at the Sports Bowl to make it safe for visitors. If the grant is approved, chief

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administrative officer John Fortoloczky said the district would allow Hope Motorsports Group to tender for that portion of the design. They would be asked to bid for the the sale and installation of the guard rails to the district, and be able to recoup their transportation costs. Fortoloczky said the district will still move forward with improvements, in consultation with Hope Motorsports Group, if the grant is not approved. However, the organization would then be responsible for covering the transportation costs for the guard rails. “In either case, the financial liability assumed by the district is limited and in our opinion acceptable,” he added. “Any future design of the Sports Bowl would be configured in such a way that the maximum number of stakeholder groups could use it with the least amount of friction or damage when reconfiguring for events.”

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The C.E. Barry gym was turned into an art gallery last Thursday, displaying the work of over 100 students. Visitors were treated to refreshments, served by the students, and were invited to vote for their favourite three pieces. Jacob Medlock, who tied for second place with Kajal Anand, poses with his “Angry Croc,” which he made at home. The overall winner was Kaitlyn Ochoa.

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The B.C. Utilities Commission has dismissed an complaint by an anti-smart meter group trying to put a stop to BC Hydro’s installation of the meters. Citizens for Safe Technology applied to the commission in late December seeking a “freeze” on the installation of wireless electricity consumption meters. Lawyer David Aaron argued that the province’s Clean Energy Act exempts the installation from commission approval, but the legislation doesn’t cover the “wireless and snooping component of the smart meter program.” The commission found that the term “snooping” referred to a radio chip in each meter that would only be activated if the customer wishes to install an in-home feedback device to show electricity consumption readings from the meter on a small wall display. Once the smart meter system is complete, BC Hydro customers will be able to review their consumption by logging into their online account, which currently displays BC Hydro bills and a summary of manual meter readings and estimates of consumption. The in-home display is an option to make tracking consumption more convenient. In its submission, BC Hydro said the chip is not capable of collecting or storing data, “real-time collection and monitoring of detailed information” or remote control of networked appliances or systems. The commission also noted that the provincial legislation did not prescribe any particular kind of meter, but left the technical details to BC Hydro engineers.

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Raise driving age The teenage boy who died in the head-on collision recently in Maple Ridge was violating conditions of his driver’s learning permit. Dawson Spencer, 17, was driving a mini-van with two male passengers. It crossed the centre line and collided with a car carrying three young girls, one of whom also died. Police said the van was weaving in and out of traffic. Speed and inexperience were definitely factors. Spencer shouldn’t have been driving after midnight, based on restrictions under ICBC’s graduated licensing program. Nor should he have had any passengers with him. The female driver of the other vehicle in the crash was a novice, under ICBC regulations, and shouldn’t have had more than one passenger. B.C. introduced the graduated licensing program for a reason, to reduce fatalities among young drivers. And it has worked. Since it was introduced in 1998, fatal crashes involving drivers 15 to 19 years old have fallen 65 per cent. But it doesn’t go far enough. Teens can’t vote or drink until they’re 19; a 16-year-old can’t even see an R-rated movie alone. Yet, they can drive dad’s car. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. Our roads are cluttered with roadside memorials. Speeding is often to blame, as is alcohol, inexperience, immaturity. The legal age to drive in B.C. should be raised to at least 18, as it is around much of the world. It may not seem fair to penalize all young drivers because a few may poor decisions. But there is no good reason why teens younger than 18 need to drive. Most live close enough to walk or bike to school, or their parents drive them, or they can take a bus. If they need a ride home from work or a party, again, call home. Call a cab. The risk of giving teens a licence to drive is too great, the consequences too often tragic. – Black Press

Cold climate on Planet BCTF B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The stories began tumbling out as soon as last week’s column on teacher union indoctrination of students was posted on our websites. Most parents, retired teachers and administrators requested anonymity, because their kids and grandkids still have to go to school, or they have relatives or fair-weather friends in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation who mustn’t be enraged by any contradiction of their dogma. There was the Grade 3 art class in Langley where students were assigned to create antiBill 22 protest signs. There was the Grade 6 teacher in Greater Victoria who started a one-hour drill on BCTF talking points by

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telling students not to believe anything they see in the media. There was the middle school in the Gulf Islands that dismissed students early in a show of solidarity against the latest of many legislated settlements. And there were the BCTFBCGEU pickets that blocked entrances to government offices here in Victoria, harassing, threatening and physically blocking office workers in an effort to force them to join the thousands bused in for the traditional howling show of strength for Big State Labour bosses on the legislature lawn. In my 20 years of criticizing the policies and tactics of teacher union radicals, I have had my office windows smashed twice. I have seen a mob of self-absorbed strikers push a senior off the sidewalk into the snow. My daughter has been subjected to hard-left environmental propaganda in elementary school. I’ve never

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seen anything quite like this. But hey, let’s be constructive here. First, I should emphasize I understand that these incidents do not represent the vast majority of dedicated teachers, who wouldn’t think of intentionally abusing their position for personal or political gain. I

“... apparently your admirable altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. mean that sincerely. And thanks to all the teachers who sent me lecturing letters, particularly those who insist that they don’t really want another 15 per cent raise, because their first priority is improving classroom resources. Volume doesn’t permit individual responses to everyone.

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Authors who begin along the lines of “Sir, you are an idiot” receive lower priority. If I don’t get back to you, please convey your willingness to accept a brief wage freeze to your union executive. They’ve scaled back some of their more egregious prep time and paid leave demands, but apparently your admirably altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. And yes, I’m aware that the Harvard study of class size and performance I mentioned last week examined charter schools in the United States. I understand that “charter school” is considered coarse language in B.C. As with health care, there must be no serious competitive dynamic or other dangerous experimentation permitted within the unionized state monopoly model. And thanks for suggesting I’m an agent of the B.C. Liberals, who invented poverty 11 years ago.

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East Van MLA Jenny Kwan touched on it in the debate on Bill 22. Children coming to inner city schools hungry, inadequately clothed, with lice. Abused children. I can assure Kwan that these tragic realities are not confined to the hellish B.C. Liberal era of spending increases. Indeed, I witnessed all these things in my three-room school in Tomslake, B.C. in the 1960s. Social Credit was to blame then. I remember the school more for its great teachers than its undrinkable water or alcoholic principal. And to all those who provide spelling-challenged advice on journalistic objectivity, here’s the thing. The first rule of opinion writing is to have one. I’m not looking for middle ground in the cold vacuum between Earth and Planet BCTF. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.

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Letters Columnist reveals true meaning of indoctrination Re: BCTF indoctrinating kids, B.C. Views (March 7) I have to admit, I was almost fooled by Tom Fletcher’s column in the newspaper last Wednesday. When I read how outraged he was by the way B.C. teachers are indoctrinating our young people into the philosophy of the left and how the teachers are all liars, I thought it was just Tom being his usual outspoken, reactionary, closed-minded self. It didn’t seem to make sense that he totally accepted the government’s facts and figures as truth and totally rejected the BCTF data as lies, while complaining that students were being fed a “North Korean style system of indoctrination.” Shouldn’t a responsible journalist take a more evenhanded approach? Then I realized that he was taking a page from the BCTF

and teaching by example, providing an excellent demonstration of what indoctrination looks like. For instance, by accepting the government’s assessment that teacher demands would cost $2 billion and denouncing the BCTF claim that it would be more like half a billion, he was demonstrating the need to loudly and consistently deny the claim of any opposition. By calling the teachers liars, he was showing how necessary it is to denounce not just the content, but the character of the other side. Classic stuff, and it looked like he really meant it, but he didn’t fool me for long. The big clue came when he said we should Google “Study: class size doesn’t matter.” I did and guess what I found? A website’s link to a Washington Post story on a Tennessee study on 35 Charter School

classrooms that sort of indicated that class size was not as big an influence on academic success as previously thought. But right under that link was another called “drwilda-battle-of-the-studies-does-classsize-matter” and it makes it very clear that reducing class sizes has been “proven to increase student achievement through rigorous randomized experiments.” And this by the Institute of Education Studies, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, no less! I never would have discovered that if I hadn’t followed Tom’s instruction. So kudos to Mr. Fletcher for demonstrating not only the true meaning of indoctrination but also how to combat it. Don’t just listen to the raving blowhards, find the information out for yourself. Mike Balser

Demonstrators were peaceful As a Hope resident, I am surprised that the premier apparently chose not to visit with local dignitaries because 15 or so students, parents and teachers were standing across the street from the Blue Moose, exercising their democratic right to protest. As a teacher and president of the Fraser-Cascade Teachers’ Association, I am disappointed that the premier chose not to grant me a few minutes outside Park Street Manor to hear the

concerns of our teachers. In both protests, demonstrators expressed their political opinion in a peaceful and orderly manner, as is the right of every Canadian. I doubt that I will ever agree with Ms. Clark on her government’s policies. However, I would have more respect for her as a leader if she had chosen to speak with her constituents that day. Lynne Marvell

Nursing staff created memorable experience This is a message to acknowledge the nursing staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital, where my husband Lew was admitted from October to end of December 2011. Each team reflected

achievement by enjoying their jobs. The actions of the nurses spoke louder than words showing us the patient is always the priority; ever helpful, caring and friendly.

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Our experience is indelible. I do not remember all the names, but want the nurses to

know our appreciation – and that you all were our Christmas. Thank you. Dolores Hampton

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Premier has 'no sympathy' for teachers h Re: Premier Christy Clark visits Hope Her father was a teacher. Interesting how she has no sympathy for them after their contracts have been steadily stripped for a dozen years now. It's why I retired early without full pension. I pity their working conditions. Ruth Renwick

Let people decide their representative Re: Premier Christy Clark visits Hope Why doesn't she let the people decide who will be representing their concerns at the legislature? Shocking that she thinks this is acceptable. Verity Howarth

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Member Positions Various Locations Part-time Renumerated on a per appeal basis Initial term of 2 years Reappointment to a maximum of 6 yrs The Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal is seeking a number of individuals to serve as members. The Tribunal is independent of government and hears appeals of most types of decisions made by the Ministry of Social Development under the employment and assistance program. The Tribunal also hears appeals of decisions made by the Ministry of Children and Family Development under the child care subsidy program. The Tribunal has developed a Candidate Training and Testing Package to enable members of the public to acquire and demonstrate the prescribed knowledge and skills.

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B.C. moves to curb abuse of prescription drugs Jeff Nagel Black Press

B.C.’s decision to clamp down hard on prescription access to oxycodonebased narcotic painkillers has prompted concern that desperate addicts may turn to other drugs or crime. OxyContin, dubbed “hillbilly heroin” on the street, is being phased out by its maker and replaced with OxyNEO, which contains the same active ingredient but comes in a different pill form that’s harder to crush and then snort or inject. B.C.’s health ministry said will no longer cover OxyContin through PharmaCare, as of March 8, and new prescriptions for the replacement OxyNEO will be approved only in exceptional cases through a special authority program. Dr. Caroline Ferris, who works at the 30-bed Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre in Surrey, said more than one-third of incoming detox patients are addicted to prescription drugs and many of them are on OxyContin. “It’s a big problem,” she said, predicting a rise in armed robberies and other crime as the last of the drug vanishes later this month and its street price skyrockets. “I think there will be a lot of panic. We’re probably going to see more break-ins to pharmacy warehouses and other places stockpiling the last of the OxyContins.”

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B.C.’s health ministry will no longer cover OxyContin through PharmaCare and prescriptions for the replacement drug will only be approved in exceptional cases through a special authority program.

Most illicit users will simply switch to heroin, she predicted. Legitimate patients will still have access to either OxyNEO or other opioids, Ferris said, adding she supports the province’s decision to try to curb abuse of the prescription drug. “It’s just as well that this stuff comes off the market,” she said. OxyContin sells for $50 to $60 per 80-milligram tablet on the street, where it trades like currency. Ferris said part of the problem is that plenty of people obtain the drug by prescription who don’t actually use it themselves. Some who have good benefit plans get it for free and pass it on to friends or family who would have to pay more for it. Ferris said others on welfare may get OxyContin free through Phar-

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maCare, sell the pills, and then use the money to buy alcohol, crack or heroin – all of which are much cheaper. She estimated 20 per cent of controlled prescription drugs like OxyContin end up in unauthorized hands. Ferris said a serious effort should be made to “weed out the diverters” – possibly by doctors conducting urine tests of patients to find those who don’t actually use the pills they’re prescribed. She also expects PharmaCare to carefully scrutinize all OxyContin patients who seek to switch to OxyNEO. Ann Livingstone, an advocate with VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users), also expects reduced oxycodone access to trigger a switch to more potent narcotics such as morphine derivative Dilaudid or heroin.

“There needs to be some outreach,” Livingstone said. “People can be very, very vulnerable when they’re in withdrawal. That’s when you’ll see women take stupid chances if they’re selling sex or men decide to rob some place.” She said OxyContin abuse is big in the Abbotsford area, where recreational users have taken to crushing the pills and snorting the powder. Others start on the drug after a car accident or sports injury and over time increase their dosages beyond what is covered as their dependency grows. Livingstone said health officials should look at ways to offer substitution therapy drugs, like Suboxone, to help wean users and prepare for a surge in detox demand. But at Creekside Withdrawal, the sole inpatient detox centre serving the entire Fraser Health region, there are no empty beds and a three-week wait to get in. Health ministry spokesman Ryan Jabs said OxyContin was prescribed to 11,000 B.C. patients last year, mostly for short-term use. He said that represents about 1.5 per cent of all opiates prescribed for chronic pain. There will be a oneyear transition period allowing patients with existing special authority approvals to continue to get OxyNEO until Feb. 28, 2013. Palliative care patients are not affected by the policy change.


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IT’S OK TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS Arlen Rundvall delivers transparent Mental Health stories and songs

MARCH 1952 • A phone line to Lake of the Woods is completed, as B.C. Telephone Company announces its plans to spend nearly $23,000 on expansion and improvement of service in the Hope area that year • Mrs. C. Strongren leaves $50 in her will to help restore St. John’s Church in Yale • Joe Lornzetto of Spuzzum suffers severe head injuries when struck by a train while on patrol for the Canadian Pacific Railway • The Canadian National Railway station at Hope installs a new radio phone service in addition to dispatcher’s phone, local phone and telegraph service • You could buy a five-room house on a 60-ft lot in Hope for $2,500 MARCH 1962 • Hope’s Kettle Valley curlers, skipped by Jim Brown, bring home the A event cup from a bonspiel in Penticton • Fraser Canyon school district has a total of 1,372 students enrolled in eight schools • Hope High drama club wins two awards and an honourable mention for their play “When

Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet” at an Abbotsford drama festival • The 80-member Boston Bar Indian Band becomes B.C.’s second band to assume control over the expenditure of their own revenue • Edward Elsworth Daily, a First World War veteran, is the first to be buried in the newly-acquired Legion cemetery

• Snow removal in Hope so far in 1972 has cost an estimated $13,000 – over 1,000 more than the total for all of 1971 • Eighty Laidlaw residents protest the provincial Department of Highways decision to relocate the St. Elmo access in connection with the Trans-Canada Highway widening project

MARCH 1972 • A new photocopying machine is acquired at the Hope Library, providing 10 cent copies • Ripping a telephone off its hook in a phone booth results in a three-month suspended sentence for John Robert Fisher in addition to paying $46.71 to B.C. Telephone Company for the damage • Three men die when a snow slide hits their truck on the access road leading to Giant Mascot Mines • The federal government grant for the proposed Hope Arena is rejected • Hope High Mustangs win the provincial A division basketball championship, with Steve Ferguson named the most valuable player • A new nursing and administration wing opens at Fraser Canyon Hospital in addition to a new emergency operating room

MARCH 1982 • Hope’s crime rate is seventh in province • The metric system comes to Hope, with all retail stores forced to convert their scales • Million-dollar retracking programs on both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railway lines begin in the Fraser Canyon • Hope Cable Television Ltd. applies to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to increase its monthly fee from $8.50 to $10.50 • Four people are injured when a ski lift derails at Manning Park, tossing skiers out of their chairs 4.5 (15 feet) • MLA Tom Waterland visits Boston Bar to discuss plans for a bridge to replace the aerial ferry between Boston Bar and North Bend

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Friends of the Hope Library: What is further from the equator – Tasmania, Tanzania, or Transylvania? If you answered Transylvania then you need to join a team and compete at the second annual Friends of the Hope Library Quiz Night. Six teams of six will compete for the honour of being named the winner of the prestigious Hope Highbrow Award. Entry is $50/team or $10 each. Tickets to the fundraising event are available at the library. Wednesday, March 28 7 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl. bc.ca Little Reader’s Theatre: Join this interactive preschool storytime as we explore the use of props, puppets, and books to “tell and act” stories. Come play Continued on 11


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Wednesday, March 28 10 a.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl. bc.ca

THURSDAY Canadian Diabetes Association: Regular branch monthly meeting in conference room. Guest speaker TBA. General public welcome. Thursday, March 15 7:30 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital 1275 7th Ave.

604-869-5933 dotndon@uniserve. com Prayer Connection: Enjoy a cup of coffee with others who want to say a few prayers for their club, their community, local and Canadian governments, their family and friends. Thursday, March 8 9 a.m. 66747 Kawkawa Lake Rd. 604-869-8420 hopecwc@hotmail. com

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FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

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Community

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Community

Jazz concert in Hope Michael McLoughlin Contributer

Blind drummer Karl Schwonik brings his 1+4 tour to Hope on Friday. His latest album was a dream project, bringing together two of Schwonik’s favourite musicians – alto saxophonist Remi Bolduc and trumpeter James Davis. “We have 600-700 (songs in our repertoire) between us, but we narrow it down to 20 or so per night, and mix it up,” said 27-year-old Schwonik. “We always do some from the new 1+4 CD, then always a fast one, a middle one, a ballad, and a Latin piece ... In fact we have the best Latin piano player in Canada, Chris Andrew out of Campbell River.” Even though Schwonik has a passion for playing jazz, he admittedly prefers to listen to country music. “I love listening to country because everything just fits together so well – the lyrics, the instruments, the melody, the harmony, the message,” he explained. “But jazz is different. It’s very improvisational, changing, moving, a give-andtake. We all communicate with each other, all at the same time.” For Schwonik, the difference between recording and playing live is the energy. In studio, the band is focused on accuracy. “We only have one chance. We’ll play 10 hours to get it right,” he said. “With an audience the energy level shoots up, they are with us all together. We try new things, take it to the next level, maybe mess up, but we’re putting it all out there. It’s impulsive.” Schwonik grew up on an Alberta farm and was exposed to a variety of music ranging from polka to jazz. His early influences were Duke Ellington with Caravan, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck Quartet with Take Five, Glen Miller, and Benny Goodman. Schwonik has shared the stage with many inspiring musicians including Dave Douglas, Chucho Valdes, Sonny Fortune, David Braid, Jens Lindemann, P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks and Hugh Fraser. In demand internationally as a guest artist and instructor, Schwonik has taught

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The Karl Schwonik Jazz Ensemble, with special guest Remi Bolduc, perform in Hope on Friday.

students of all ages at over 200 institutions. He regularly lectures on a broad range of topics in jazz, music business and artists coping with disabilities. Among the many awards and distinctions Schwonik has garnered

are the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Emerging Artist Award, the VSA Arts International Young Soloist Award, the AFM International Diversity Award and the Queen’s Jubilee Award. In 2008, Schwonik founded the Wetaskiwin

Jazz Society in Alberta to build awareness for the arts. He also joined the board of directors for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts last year. Schwonik has completed over 15 tours throughout North America as a band leader and performed in diverse venues such as Carnegie Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center. The show at the Hope Station House starts at 6 p.m. and will feature special guest Remi Bolduc, who has been a musician for over 30 years in Canada. He is also a professor of music at McGill and Concordia universities. Tickets to the concert include dinner and are available at Headliner Barber Shop, hopestationhouse@gmail.com, or 604-869-5956. Proceeds go to the roof restoration project.

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Community Generations of music

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Denise Pascucci, left, Shelley Empey and Marianne Hyland sing The Andrews Sisters hit “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy� in Generations of Music at Coquihalla Elementary School last Thursday. The latest production by Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre was a musical raising awareness about women’s issues throughout history in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Unit 103-1785 Clearbrook Road Abbotsford, BC V2T 5X5 Phone: 604-504-4650 Fax: 604-504-4651 Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All mail will be forwarded to the new address. The exam room will be closed from mid-March to mid-April. 3OHDVHFRQWDFWWKHRIÂżFHIRUIXUWKHULQIRUPDWLRQ For more information about Transport Canada, please visit www.tc.gc.ca.

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Sports

Local hockey registration shrinking Association hopes body checking changes will make game more appealing Barry Stewart

Fossum said the coming season and future years will be a great time for older players to Hockey season may be windjoin, as the body checking ban ing down, but local minor hockwould make it a much smoother ey organizers are striking while learning curve for the new playthe ice is still cold and reminding ers. people to start thinking of next “I’m hoping that taking the season. body checking out will get the Jeremy Fossum, president of the older kids signing up,” said Hope and District Minor Hockey Fossum. There might be a few Association said on Monday that teens turned off by the lack of the 36-year-old association had the rough play, but he says “if 116 players this year, leaving you look at house hockey, there many of the divisions with sinaren’t a lot of clean hits. They gle teams and waiting lists that are looking for the big hit, rather didn’t grow big enough to spawn than just trying to separate the the extra teams. player from the puck. “We had one hockey 2 team, “It might even speed up the one hockey 4, an atom C and A, game, with the focus on skills,” one peewee, one bantam and one he contended. midget team,” said Fossum. “If Hockey isn’t the least expenwe had gained maybe four kids sive game around — but Hope in each division, we’d have had MHA has been able to keep a lid enough for two teams in each dion rising costs, by freezing their vision.” fees for at least the last six years. Moving to two teams often The same rates will apply next means smaller teams, making season, said Fossum. more ice time for players on Rates reflect the amount of ice game day and more space on the time given to each age group for ice in practices. practices and games, as well as “We’re in dire need for more the cost of officials for games. players of all ages to keep hockey Fees range from $275 for the in Hope,” Fossum stressed. He’s hockey 1 and 2s, to $500 for hoping that new province-wide midget. Rep hockey costs an exchanges on body checking will tra $300. Early registrants get a make the game more appealing $50 discount per player. to parents and their kids. Mindful that not all families “There will be no body checkcan afford the fees, Fossum said ing in any of the recreational dithe association has a sponsorvisions next year,” said Fossum. ship program, where a family “In rep hockey, it will start at the can send in a written request for bantam division. assistance. It will be a big change as, “They There’s also a hockey equipeven had hitting in peewee house ment exchange in the planning this year,” he added. stages, making it possible for The vote at the Jan. 22 Pacific players to pick up used gear at Coast Amateur Hockey Assono cost. BARRY STEWART / THE STANDARD ciation’s general meeting wasn’t “The rec centre is thinking even close, with 123 voting for Atom Wildcat Eric Meijer avoids a massive pileup during a fun scrimmage at last Thursday’s practice. of having a general swap meet Hope & District Minor Hockey is holding its annual general meeting on April 18 at Hope Arena where early for all sports, some time in the the ban and 39 against it. “One of the arguments was registrations will be accepted — for a $50 saving. summer,” said Fossum. “If they that it’s very rare to even have do that, then we’ll have a booth men’s rec leagues with body conthere. Otherwise, we’ll have our tact, like there were 15 years ago,” explained the president. Rep hockey is one thing, own swap meet. but if a recreational or house league player is never going to aspire to the elite level, “We want to get a good collection of equipment beforehand, so we’d like people then they need not be exposed to body checking, he said. to bring their old gear to the annual general meeting,” added Fossum. “In our small Fossum also encouraged kids to get involved in the sport, even at a later age. association, early registration is crucial in planning our upcoming season. “There’s a thought out there that if they miss out on novice hockey, the kids get People who attend get one door prize ticket for the free registration draw — and too far behind and they’ll never catch up,” said Fossum. “But kids can learn quickly. anyone who donates hockey gear gets an extra ticket. I didn’t start until peewee myself... the same with Brian Druet — and we were in rep The AGM will be at 7 p.m. on April 18, likely in the arena mezzanine, and early hockey within two years.” registration will begin at 6 p.m. Hope Standard

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TRAVEL

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

OWNER OPERATORS & CLASS 1 Company Drivers Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Star Fleet Trucking HIRING!! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES with 2003 or newer 1-Ton duallie, diesel; pickups & 8’box to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to Canadian dealers. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Prefer commercial Driver’s License. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

OWNER OPS WITH A TLS Required for

Prowest Transport New container contract. Fax resume “N” abstract 1-888-778-3563 Ph: 604-214-3161or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net

WANT TO REACH THE REST OF CANADA? In BC and Yukon alone, your ad can be printed in 2.1 million newspapers with a combined readership of more than 2.5 million adults. We can also book your ad in more than 600 community newspapers across Canada. Your just ONE call away! bcclassified.com 604-869-2421

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Join our growing team. We have the following positions available in our Surrey location:

SALES MANAGER – POSITIONING TECHNOLOGY This position covers the BC region and specializes in the sales team management of the most innovative Construction, Survey, Engineering/GIS and Agricultural Positioning Technologies. Sales management experience, knowledge of GPS, Networks, Total Stations, Mapping, Elevation and Leveling are considered assets.

SALES COORDINATOR Primary responsibilities include: inside sales, shipping and receiving, sales support and administration for the branch, inventory control, and pricing. Previous experience in the survey and construction industry would be an asset. As the exclusive Topcon Dealer in Western Canada, we are the best choice for GPS, Lasers, Total Stations, Machine Control Automation, GIS, and supplies. Brandt Tractor is a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs.com or by calling (306) 791-8923. Email resume indicating position title and location to hr@brandttractor.com or fax (306) 791-5986.


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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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EDUCATION

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING

LANGLEY SATURDAY, March 24th 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. SANDMAN SIGNATURE HOTEL BANQUET CENTER 8828 - 201 Street

WE OFFER: -Top Notch Regional Premiums -Flexible Schedules And MUCH more!

See you there! Contact us! 1.800.476.4766 Email: recruit@ bisontransport.com Web: www. bisondriving.com

HELP WANTED

$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

PropertyStarsJobs.Com An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

Assistant Manager & Cashiers Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

bcclassified.com 604-869-2421

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EDUCATION

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1(877)818-0783. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

needed for gas station. Full time and part time positions. High school graduation and gas station experience necessary. Please email: convenientstorejobs@gmail.com

Camperland RV Resort has the following positions: Registration Clerk Shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines, computer knowledge a must. MS office pref and digital Rez would be an asset. Starting date of April 2012. Wage negotiable depending on experience. Cashier Involves shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines Please email resumes to: kristina@htr.ca

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EDUCATION

TRADES, TECHNICAL

CNC MACHINIST Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.

GRINDER

HOPE BOTTLE DEPOT LTD. is currently looking for someone to join our team. The applicant must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Training will be provided on site. If you are interested in this position, please contact or send resume to:

Soraya Duncan, Hope Bottle Depot Ltd., 930 6th Avenue, Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Phone: 604-869-7567 Fax: 604-869-3327 Email: sorayaduncan@ hotmail.com LOCAL Craft Manufacturing Company looking for Reliable Subcontractors. Work from home. Make extra income. Training provided at no cost to you. Call 604-826-4651. Leave your name and number and we will call you back. SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: careers@southrock.ca Fax: 403-568-1327 www.southrock.ca

UP TO $20/HR

Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.

HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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HELP WANTED

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PURE CHI. Relaxing Chinese Full Body MASSAGE ~ 604-702-9686 11am-11pm. 9263 Young Rd Chwk

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT. One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors.

171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PRECISION EXTERIORS, roofing, siding, windows, doors and more. WCB insured. Call (604)750-8025

300

LANDSCAPING

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.

GLEN TRAUN LANDSCAPING, Commercial & Residential yard maintenance. Call 604-869-2767

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Apply now

Call 1-866-642-1867 MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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LEGAL SERVICES

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 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, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

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284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

LLOYD’S UTILITIES, gas, oil & propane furnaces, class A gas fitter. (604)869-0400 or (604)869-1111

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

CRIMINAL RECORD?

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

We need 12 CSR reps now!

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362

EDUCATION

356

Job Skills Training Opportunity

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

03/12T_CC13

WORKING ADVANTAGE - HOPE AND AREA Who is this for? Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria: • 18 years of age or older and not a student • Unemployed and non EI Client • Legally entitled to work in Canada • Lack skills required for successful integration into new employment • Live in the Hope or surrounding area & have not participated in similar programs • Be ready and committed to return to work What will you get? Participants may be eligible to receive: • Class-based skill development – including career management, labour market research and job search techniques • Income support for in-class training and work experience component • Certification training for: Food Safe Level I WorldHost Fundamentals Serving it Right

Working Advantage Program Unit D - 895 Third Avenue, Hope Tel: 604-860-0224 Funding provided through the Canada - British Columbia Labour Market Agreement (LMA)

Cultus Lake, Chilliwack Lake, Sasquatch , Silver Lake & Skagit Valley Provincial Parks Currently seeking F/T & P/T seasonal workers for all our Parks. Positions will commence in March, April or May and run until approximately the end of September. Variable shifts including evenings and weekends. All Parks - Park Attendants Duties will include park facilities maintenance, landscaping, fee collection, park information and park regulation compliance. All Parks - Park patrol Duties will include patrolling the park to ensure a safe environment for park users and collection of fees. Shifts will include some late evenings. Skagit Valley/Sliver Lake – Park Workers Ideally live on site for the season in company accommodation or provide their own trailer/camper, alternatively can travel to the park each day. Positions run May to October and will include park facilities maintenance, fee collection and park information. Sasquatch - F/T Seasonal Grounds/Maintenance worker Duties will include maintaining the park and facilities, landscaping duties and some minor repair.

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WHMIS First Aid Level 1 WorkSafe Back Talk Construction Safety Training System

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

RV SALES REP needed for asap! We need someone to join the Voyager RV sales team! We have a rare opening for an energetic & effective RV salesperson, to start this Spring! It’s an amazing opportunity to sell the industry’s top selling RV brands (Jayco, Itasca, Winnebago towables, Northern Lite & more!) and work at the BC Interior’s Largest RV dealer. Email resumes to sales@voyagerrv.ca or fax to 250766-4640.

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WORK FROM HOME. Largest Medical Transcriptionist employer in Canada looks to CanScribe for 100 more MT’s. We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800-4661535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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SALES

156

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.

Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

HELP WANTED

Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Benefits offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs

RECRUITERS LIVE ON LOCATION:

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 239

COMPUTER SERVICES

ALLSYS IT, new computer sales & service. 604-869-3456 or info@allsyscomputers.com

245

CONTRACTORS

BARCLAY FLETCHER CONTRACTING, complete home reno’s, additions & more. (604)869-1686 DENCO VENTURES, renos, additions, new construction, free estimates. Call John @ (604)819-4986

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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Candidates for all positions should be mature, responsible and self-motivated, have a positive attitude and enjoy working outdoors with the public. A valid BC driver’s licence is also required.

CANYON CARPETS, 549 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727

To apply or for more information please contact Sea to Sky Park services Ltd at hr@mountseymour.com or fax to 1-604-986-2267 or visit our website at www.seatoskyparks.com 03/12T_SSP6

FRANK’S LAWN SERVICE, lawn care, hedge trimming, gutters, rubbish removal. Call (604)869-1040

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TREE SERVICES

AAA 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 treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

ELECTRICAL

KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605

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604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

GARDENING

377

UPHOLSTERY

ROGER’S UPHOLSTERY, furniture, windows, fabric, in-home & online estimates. Call 604-860-0939


Wednesday, March 14, 2012, Hope Standard A19 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 387

WINDOWS

FRASER CANYON GLASS, for all your glass repairs, windshields domestic & imports. (604)869-9514

PETS 477

PETS

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504 CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634. 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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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MISC. WANTED

Local Collector Buying Old Coins $1, 50¢, 25¢, 10¢, Olympic, Gold Collections + Sets 604-701-8041

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

REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS HOPE, FOR SALE:

1 manufactured home 14 ft. wide w/2 bdrms. Brand new. In the Lismore community, a seniors community “where the good people live”. Call Gordon for details and for an appointment to view @ (604)240-3464

PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

New custom SRI.com 14 ft. wide in Hope park from $59,900. Chuck 604-830-1960

REAL ESTATE

New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

636

MORTGAGES

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

Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves 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

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

RENTALS 706

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 545

Eagle Valley Premium

WOOD PELLETS $4.00/40lb bag when purchasing a skid of 65 bags OR $4.80/40lb bag individually Call 604-869-9952 or 604-819-3593 20305 Flood Road, Hope

548

FURNITURE

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

551

HOPE, 1 bdrm, in town, $450 + utilities, newly reno’d. Avail April 1. Call (604)869-2727 or 604-8692282 evenings

GARAGE SALES

HOPE

2 bdrm apt., adult oriented complex, 4 appliances, newly reno’d, electric heat, N/S, N/P.

560 Douglas St

Canyon Golden Agers Hall

Sat., March 17 9 am - 12 noon Table are available call Linn 604-869-2996

Call (604)869-9402 or 604-869-1432

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

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

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

ANSWERS FOR PUZZLE 594 CROSSWORD

TRANSPORTATION 818

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

845

859

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 4 dr. sedan (lost license). Runs exc. good tires/battery. AirCare has exp. $1500 obo incl. 2 winter tires on rims. 604-746-2582. 2005 PONTIAC G5, 4 dr. 4 cyl., auto, 87,000km. $5300 obo (604)746-2458

1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $2900 obo. 604-931-1236.

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VEHICLES WANTED

WANTED 95-2000 4 cyl vehicle. Damage ok, or mech. repair maybe OK. 250K km max. 604-796-9183

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1997 ALPENLITE. 26’ 5th wheel. Like new. $10,900. obo. Call 604853-6639

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

HOPE, 3 bdrm home, close to downtown, garage, fenced backyard, potential in-law suite, 3 full baths. 2000 sq ft. $1200 per month + util. ref’s & D/D req. Avail. April 1. Call (604)206-1472

Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 IN SAVINGS! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

SILVER CREEK, small 2 bdrm home, perfect for young couple, $700/mo + DD, ref’s req. Avail April 1. Call Dave or Paul 306-233-4287

2007 20’ CLASS C FORD Adventurer, 114K kms sleeps 4, f/s,full bath $29,500 obo (604)826-4925

2009 Montana 3400RL

STORAGE CHEAP STORAGE www.agassiz-all-storage.com 1-604-796-5577

TRANSPORTATION 810

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

AUTO FINANCING

MISSION - Sun Valley Trout Park & RV - RV - 33 - 1/2 ft long. Deck, sunrm, 2 sheds, fenced yrd. Many options. Must be seen to be appreciated. $16,000/obo. Call (604)826-5280 or 604-855-5673

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

845

HOPE

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT

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

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 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. NOW available CHILLIWACK, Patten Ave. 1bdrm/bachelor. Below market value. Near hospital, ideal for students, Intended for people of aboriginal descent. Laundry facilities available onsite. Close to bus routes. N/P. N/S. Call 604-8203324 or gharry@mqhs.ca

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

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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AUTO SERVICES

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

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1991 CHEV CAPRICE 305 auto, all options, new tires, no rust, Aircared $1300 obo (604)826-5368

2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 2004 FORD EXPLORER SP. 2 door, 5 spd, standard, 176,000 kms. New brakes & tires. Aircared. Well maintained, good condition. $4900. obo. 604-813-6763

TRUCKS & VANS

2002 Windstar, 137,km, good condition, $4900. Call (604)392-3727 or after 4pm/wknds, 604-845-4766

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

HOPE. 2 Bdrm house in town, 1/2 month D/D & Ref’s Req’d. $700./mo + utilities. Avail. April 1. Call 604869-3078 after 5 pm Mon-Fri anytime Sat & Sun.

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext’d cab, auto, green, 135K, $8000 firm. Call: (604)538-9257

HOMES FOR RENT

ROOMS FOR RENT

The Scrapper

851

625 Hemlock Ave, 2 bdrm home, fenced private yard, small shop 5 appl. avail. now, $850/m. pet negot. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604792-0077

746

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

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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

HOPE. Room for rent, wireless & cable access, laundry, $400/mo. Ref’s needed. Call (604)750-8422

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4 dr sedan, loaded, only 25,000km, $12,500, exec. cond. 604-793-5520 (5961)

HOPE, 1 bdrm-$550/mon, D.D. req’d, private settings, 1 mile north of Hope, newly reno’d, Incl. cable, no dogs. Call 604-795-5068 mess.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

1999 BMW 323i - black on black, 180k, local, 5 spd. 4 dr. sedan, very clean, one owner, pwr. options, just serviced. $6495 / 604.312.7415

715

736

TRUCKS & VANS

2002 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM 4 dr. V-6, loaded, Air Cared. Excellent Cond. $3650 (604)309-3135

2004 HONDA CIVIC DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,103K Great cond! $7900. 604-626-8894

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

851

TOYOTA Ext. Cab 1989 auto. 4WD, 2nd mtr. Records. $3250. Call 604-853-6055.

HOPE, 759 4TH AVE, retail space, approx 500 sq.ft., $540.80/mon incl. hst, hot water & garbage. Call (604)869-9763

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION

1995 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE. Aircared. Work done, good condition. $1000. 604-859-3439

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581

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

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991.

HOPE

HOPE,

FLEA MARKET

560

APARTMENT/CONDO

AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Call for applications: Mamele’awt Qweesome Housing Society, formerly known as Mission Native Housing Society, and To’o Housing Society, would like to announce its call for housing applications. We are currently updating our waiting list and would like to invite all previous and new applicants to apply. We have 103 units in Mission and Chilliwack with a wide range of variety in size, location, and price range. Most of our units have rent subsidy, and the remaining are low-end market rentals. While we are mandated to primarily accommodate indigenous backgrounds, we encourage all applications, . Unfortunately we do not accept any pets, if you are interested in applying or you have any questions please phone our office at 604-820-3324 or email Ginger at gharry@mqhs.ca.

FUEL

APARTMENT/CONDO

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

Springer/Lab cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.

706

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

STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

RENTALS

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

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto sdn Aircare ST#152 $1995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto sdn ST#195 $2995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr, auto AirCare ST#182 $2995 1996 ACURA TL 4dr auto, leather, fully loaded ST#177 $2995 2002 PONTIAC MONTANA 7 passenger, auto, Aircare ST#186 $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 2000 SUZUKI ESTEEM 4dr auto sdn ST#88 $4500 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto sdn full load ST#03 ST#89 $5,900 2003 BUICK GRANDVUE 7 pass auto ST#189 $6900 2004 NISSAN ALTIMA 4dr auto sdn ST#168 $7900

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

2002 GMC SONOMA EXT cab auto st#166 $4995 2007 FORD RANGER 4X4 auto super cab st#193 $12,900 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 2006 FORD F350 QUAD CAB 4X4 auto diesel ST# 17 $15,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X$ auto diesel ST#164 $17,995

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

604-855-0666

www.keytrackautosales.com

UTILITY TRAILERS

REESE TRAILER HITCH, heavy duty, allmost new $200 obo. (604)820-8218

THE WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT In the matter of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and J.M.H. Storage Ltd Patricia Robb Renny Mohammed Joe Sabbagh Take notice that the furnishings and personal effects located at 63370 Flood Hope Rd, Hope BC will, if not claimed by March 28, 2010 be disposed of accordingly. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to The Manager, J.M.H. Storage 604-8604005

WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Whereas ERIC WHITBREAD of 65520 Gordon Dr. Hope BC, V0X 1L1 is indebted to HOPE TOWING LTD for the sum of $1184.62 for storage, parts, labour, towing plus publication of this notice, on a 1992 JEEP CHEROKEE, VIN # 1J4FJ58S6NL244617 and the said sum ought to have been paid and have not been paid, notice is hereby given that on the 23rd day of March, 2012, a date not less than 14 days after the first publication of this notice at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon the vehicle will be sold. Bids on the aforementioned vehicle will be received by the office of Hope Towing, 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC, up to 1:00 PM, on March 23, 2012. The vehicle may be inspected at 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC. Dated at the District of Hope, Province of British Columbia, this 7th day of March, 2012.

WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Whereas STEVEN ANDERSON of 5-9437 Hazel St., Chilliwack BC, V2P 5M9, is indebted to HOPE TOWING LTD for the sum of $1171.80 for storage, parts, labour, towing plus publication of this notice, on a 1997 SATURN SL1, VIN# 1G8ZG5280VZ268529 and the said sum ought to have been paid and have not been paid, notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of April, 2012, a date not less than 14 days after the first publication of this notice at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon the vehicle will be sold. Bids on the aforementioned vehicle will be received by the office of Hope Towing, 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC, up to 1:00 PM on April 5, 2012. The vehicle may be inspected at 1290 6th Ave, Hope, BC. Dated at the District of Hope, Province of British Columbia, this 7th day of March, 2012.


A20 Hope Standard, Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Hope Standard, March 14, 2012  

March 14, 2012 edition of the Hope Standard

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