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Creosote-soaked timber from the Sucker’s Creek Bridge has been falling into the water, causing an environmental hazard for spawning fish. The bridge is now slated to be replaced, thanks to a funding surplus from the Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge project.
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Hope is utilizing the government funding surplus from the new Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge to replace the Sucker’s Creek Bridge. The federal and provincial program criteria permits the increased scope because of its proximity to the original project. Only $5 million of the budgeted $10 million was spent on the Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge, which means residual funds can now be allocated to address the needs at Sucker’s Creek. “If we hadn’t received this ap-
proval it would have meant that money originally intended to fund Hope infrastructure would have been used elsewhere,” said former town manager Earl Rowe, who initially submitted the proposal on behalf of the district. “This means that a long-awaited repair that has been budgeted in Hope’s financial plan for several years is finally able to be accomplished. We would have had to spend 100 per cent on it and this way we’re getting two-thirds funding.” The proposal has been approved together with additional pathway
funding to better connect Union Bar to Kawkawa Lake Road, and signage/amenities to better utilize the site on the west side of the Kawkawa bridge for tourism. The Sucker’s Creek Bridge has been in imminent danger of falling into the water and blocking Thacker Mountain residents access to the community. The bridge has had several repairs over the years using creosote-soaked timbers. “The major hazard is likely vehicles crossing the bridge and pushing the whole structure into the creek bed,” said Rowe, noting repairs will be done “under traf-
fic” and during the Department of Fisheries window for in-creek work. “A further challenge in the design will be to ensure that there isn’t any incursion into the creek bed during construction to ensure we maintain the fisheries permit. At this point the only component that seems likely would be the removal of debris from the creek bed.” The district is currently working on the preliminary design and is expected to tender the project in May. The total estimated cost of the Sucker’s Creek Bridge replacement is $1.4 million.
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News Barrick Gold Corporation is proposing to redevelop the former Giant Mascot nickel mine into an allseason resort. The company owns surface rights to 168 hectares (416 acres) of land straddling Highway 1 by Klahater Lake, seen here. BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION PHOTO
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Barrick Gold Corporation is currently looking into the feasibility of redeveloping the former Giant Mascot nickel mine into an allseasons resort. The Canadian company wants to find an alternative use for the land which is no longer providing economic benefit to the Hope area. Barrick owns surface rights to about 168 hectares (416 acres) of land straddling Highway 1 west of the Fraser River near Klahater Lake, as well as an additional 293 hectares (724 acres) on Zofka Ridge south of Stulkawhits (Texas) Creek. It also has mining rights to 4,856 hectares (12,000 acres) of land on the mountain. McKay Edwards, an independent consultant who has been hired by Barrick to conduct the feasibility analysis, said the location and existing mining footprint make it a good fit for redevelopment. With the growing population in the Fraser Valley, he sees the property
being utilized as both a day-use and destination resort. The plan for the lower parcel of land includes lodging, restaurants and resort housing. McKay said fishing, hiking, boating on the Fraser River and canoeing on Klahater Lake are possible outdoor activities that could be offered. Barrick would also consider having connecting trails to the upper mountain property, which would likely be turned into a ski resort. “If we did do something like this it would phased over many years and we would see early phases of resort development really relying on the town of Hope as the support facility for the resort,” said McKay, who has a background in urban planning specializing in resorts. “We really see the town of Hope being integral to the idea. We’ll be exploring this over the next while here trying to understand if it’s a good fit for the town, if the town would like to see something like this happen, and if so how could the town and the resort partner in a way that would most benefit the
town.” If the all-seasons resort is built, Tyler Mattheis, executive director of Advantage Hope, said it will not only provide stable jobs but also serve to solidify the Fraser Canyon as a destination for domestic and international tourists. “It’s congruent with our efforts to market Hope as a regional package,” he added. Barrick is currently in the process of consultation with First Nations and nearby residents. The company plans to hold a public information meeting on the project later this year to get additional feedback from people living in Hope and the Fraser Valley Regional District. The initial discovery of the Giant Mascot property was made in 1923 by trapper Carl Zofka. The site operated as an underground copper and nickel mine from 1959-1974. Since then, buildings have been removed from the property and areas revegetated. Barrick acquired the mine through a merger with with Homestake Mining Company in 2001.
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Premier calls local byelection Voters in Chilliwack-Hope will head to the polls April 19 Robert Freeman Black Press
A byelection in ChilliwackHope has been called for April 19, the same day residents in Port Moody-Coquitlam go to the polls. Sara MacIntyre, the premier’s director of communications, said the date was chosen to avoid voting day conflicting with Easter holidays, and to allow some degree of resolution to the teachers’ dispute before asking voters to cast a ballot BC Conservative candidate John Martin said the timing of the byelection wasn’t unexpected, but not for the reasons outlined by the premier’s spokesperson. “The premier pretty much ran out the clock on calling the Port Moody-Coquitlam byelection,” he said. Clark had to call a byelection in that riding by April 7, according to the rules set out by Elections BC. Martin said in a press release that voters in Chilliwack-Hope are “concerned about the high cost of living, the safety of their communities and the air quality in the Fraser Valley.” “I will be working hard to
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NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony and party leader Adrian Dix met with people on Wallace Street during a recent visit to Hope.
promote the BC Conservative message,” he said. “We are the only party pledging to eliminate the carbon tax, the only party to stop the Liberal catch-andrelease justice system, and I am the only candidate that took a solid stand against a Liberal garbage incinerator that will pollute our air.” BC Liberal candidate Laurie Throness said the byelection call is “wonderful” news. “The clock has started ticking,” he said. “It’s an exciting and invigorating moment.” He said voters will have a choice to support the BC Liber-
al government that has “maintained a strong and vibrant economy for a decade,” or support the NDP with “disastrous results” for the economy. NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony said the byelection call is “welcome news” and she is “thrilled” for voters in the riding, who were getting increasingly frustrated by the delay. With a firm date for the byelection, she believes undecided voters will now focus on their election choices. “There’s a lot of people who are still deciding who they will vote for,” she said.
Undecided voters, and those who didn’t vote in the previous provincial elections, may be key for the NDP and for the Conservatives to take the riding away from the BC Liberals. O’Mahony said three issues seem top-of-mind to voters she has talked to — increased premiums for the medical services plan, health care delivery in rural areas of the riding, and “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Post-secondary funding cuts made by the BC Liberal government is “the wrong direction” to address the shortage of skilled and trained workers in B.C. “We need to really be thinking about that, if we want to have some meaningful discussions (about) good-paying jobs,” she said. The BC Conservatives have opened up a campaign office at 45609 Luckakuck Way, the site of the former Blockbuster video store. The BC Liberal campaign office is located at 44500 South Sumas, with a satellite office at 273 Wallace St. in Hope. The NDP has three campaign offices: 454 Wallace St. in Hope, 8615 Young Rd. in Chilliwack and 7078 Pioneer Ave. in Agassiz.
Liberal MLA joins BC Conservative party Robert Freeman Black Press
The BC Conservative campaign in the Chilliwack-Hope byelection got a boost Monday with the defection of Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen from the BC Liberal Party. “It’s great news,” said BC Conservative candidate John Martin. “It’s a boost to our party and to our campaign in ChilliwackHope.” “The Liberals are in free-fall and fading
fast,” he added. “There has to be someone credible to keep the NDP away, and the Liberals aren’t going to be able to do it.” UFV political science department head Hamis Telford suggested van Dongen’s departure may be the start of an “exodus” of backbench Liberals unhappy with the leadership of Premier Christy Clark. “It’s not terribly surprising Mr. van Dongen has jumped ... he was unable to conceal his dislike for Premier Clark,” Telford said. Telford said more surprising was van
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Dongen’s timing, just days after the byelection had been called by the Premier. “I think (van Dongen) may well have been looking to give (the BC Conservatives) a boost,” he added. When Clark won the party’s leadership, van Dongen told reporters that he would have to re-assess his future with the party. Since then, there have been rumours that a push was underway to challenge van Dongen’s nomination to run as the BC Liberal candidate in Abbotsford South in the next provincial election.
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The approved 2012 Hope & District Recreation budget offers no increase in funding. Hope Arena and Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre will see the district finance $958,599 and the Fraser Valley Regional District Area B $461,229. In order to provide the same level of services, $28,397 has been slashed from the budget through the deferral of new bleacher heaters, reduction of administration supplies and decrease of transfer funds to reserve. Recreation funding will also stay the same in 2012. Hope’s share of the budget is $91,966, while Area A is responsible for $9,162 and Area B $44,296. The FVRD has approved a two per cent funding increase for Almer Carlson Pool in Boston Bar in 2012, with the budget at $63,176. Milly Marshall, who manages the rec centre in Hope, said highlights of 2011 included the completion of the arena expansion project, are-
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na floor removal, and lighting upgrades in the Dan Sharrer’s Aquatic Centre. The new budget has eight capital projects carried forward from 2011, including the replacement of the 3m dive platform, a new mezzanine door awning, and pool
deck ceiling painting and corrosion repairs. New items for 2012 are a brine pump, floor machine, zamboni storage, arena elevator replacement, roof snow/slide protection, office space, shower renovations, Qdeck flooring and steam generator. The list also
includes roller shades, an upgraded sound system, and cupboards, counters and a sink in the new multipurpose room. Marshall said most of the projects budgeted are required primarily for safety reasons due to aging infrastructure.
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blowing a tire,” said Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy. “We were able to cool the wheels and avoid any damage to the trailer or its contents.” The bus, which was carrying 27 passengers at the time, left the trailer behind and was quickly sent on its way. On Saturday morning, the Hope Fire Department was called out to a reported structure fire at Thunderbird Motel. When firefighters arrived on scene at about 6 a.m.,
they found a burnt mattress outside a ground floor unit. “A smoke alarm quickly alerted occupants of neighbouring units who assisted the lone occupant of the room to safety, extinguished the fire and removed the mattress prior to our arrival,” said DeSorcy. “It’s further proof that a working smoke alarm alerts all to a fire emergency.” The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Hope Fire Department and Hope RCMP.
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The B.C. Teachers’ Federation is going back to court to challenge the legislation that has put an end to its latest strike action. At a news conference in Vancouver last Wednesday, BCTF president Susan Lambert announced that union members will take part in a province-wide vote on April 17 and 18 to decide if they will withhold voluntary extra-curricular duties to protest Bill 22. The legislation gives the provincial government the authority to impose heavy fines for strike action during an imposed sixmonth cooling-off period. A second member vote would have to be held with majority support before the union approves any strike action that would defy Bill 22 and trigger fines of $1.3 million a day for the union and $475 a day for individual teachers. Year-end report cards will be completed to allow students to apply for scholarships and post-secondary education, Lambert said. Lambert appeared to rule
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BCTF president Susan Lambert announced last week that teachers will take part in a province-wide vote on April 17 and 18 to decide if they will withhold voluntary extra-curricular duties.
out any further work-torule action as students return from spring break, but she left the door open for individual districts to begin immediately withholding voluntary extra-curricular duties such as coaching that are done outside of school hours. “We’re a federation of autonomous locals, and yes,
they will be making their own decisions,” Lambert said. “The plan envisions a province-wide action, and that would be one that would I guess join up with the local actions that have already been started.” Bill 22 goes beyond forcing an end to the strike that has had teachers refusing to com-
plete report cards or meet with administrators since last September. It reimposes restrictions on class size and special needs support that a B.C. Supreme Court decision last year ruled were done without adequate consultation. Lambert said that will be a focus of new legal action. “Bill 22 addresses the judgment by repealing it in one paragraph and reinstating it in the next,” she said. “That’s more than arrogant.” Education Minister George Abbott returns this week from a 10-day visit to China promoting educational exchange. He said he will appoint a mediator when he returns, to seek agreement within the terms of the government’s two-year wage freeze. The BCTF did not release the “action plan” worked out during delegate meetings in Vancouver this week, but did indicate that it rejects a provision of Bill 22 that could pay teachers extra if they teach classes of more than 30 students. Lambert termed the extra pay offer “cash for kids” and called it “totally unethical.”
New environmental regulations for waste-to-energy facilities Robert Freeman Black Press
All proposed waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities, no matter what size, will be reviewed under new regulations, B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake announced Monday in Chilliwack. Lake told reporters that he was making the announcement to clear up “misinformation” that Metro Vancouver is going ahead with plans to build a WTE facility without consulting the Fraser Valley Regional District. Metro Vancouver’s solid waste management plan, which includes the possibility of a WTE facility, has been approved by the ministry, but Lake said no “concrete” WTE method is on the table.
Under the existing regulation, a WTE added, “so we wanted to assure people facility must reach a certain size before that whatever proposal comes forward a full environmental assessment is trig- (at Metro Vancouver) that it will undergered. go the most rigourous “What we’re anenvironmental review nouncing today is that possible in B.C.,” he “All residents of the all WTE (facilities) in said. the Lower Mainland or Public hearings are Fraser Valley will have Fraser Valley, no matrequired under the ter what size they are, the ability for full input environmental review will have to go through into the environmental process. a full and mandatory “All residents of the environmental assessFraser Valley will have assessment process.” ment because of the the ability for full input strengthening of the into the environmental Terry Lake regulations,” Lake said. assessment process,” “We know that air Lake said. “All conquality is a critical iscerns will be taken into sue for residents of the Fraser Valley,” he account in that way.”
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PHOTO CORNER There are certain times of the year that seem to favor photography. It’s a toss up between Christmas and Halloween. With certain age groups Halloween is probably number one. Easter is one of those times that’s not big on the must get photos list, although it is a very colorful time of year and lots of fun for kids. The Easter egg hunt offers plenty of opportunities to get some great shots when the kids find all those sweets hiding in some very odd places. Now, since you know where the Easter Bunny left all those eggs and candies you can anticipate the shot. So, when the kids find them you are already set. Organized community events also offer great opportunities for some great pictures. There will be an event happening at the Silver Creek Elementary School on Sunday April 8th. This has been going on for some time now and is a lot of fun for the whole family. Remember the days when we boiled eggs then dipped them in bowls of food coloring. I am sure there is an egg coloring application for your iPhone including a digital egg. There must be.
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Economy over the environment The alarm has been raised that the federal government is about to turn the clock back on fisheries protection by about 35 years. According to documents released by retired fisheries biologist Otto Langer and introduced in the House of Commons by New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly last week, the government plans to strip habitat protection for fish in Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, effectively making creek and stream protection a thing of the past. Documents produced by Langer indicate the government plans to remove a ban against activity that results in the “harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat” and replacing it with a ban on activity that has an “adverse effect on a fish of economic, cultural or ecological value.” While on the surface, it looks like the changes would protect fish, it’s not clear how, when fish rely on a healthy environment, ecosystem or habitat to thrive. If it can’t be proven that a species of fish has special value, then can the habitat – creek, river or stream – be legally destroyed? Many have heard stories of property owners who were prevented from subdividing because there’s a ditch in the way that sometimes has fish in it. And there are times when it’s hard to understand the “economic” or “environmental” value of a creek or stream, but lack of knowledge or understanding about how our watersheds work is the reason most of them were paved over, culverted or diverted in the 1960s and 1970s, leaving us low fish returns today. Ignoring for a moment the secretive way the government appears to be moving on this matter, the idea that fish, and the rest of the planet, can be altered unless an economic argument can be made to save it, is short-sighted at best. – Black Press
Payroll control and the BCTF B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Both NDP leader Adrian Dix and his education critic Robin Austin have recently tried to sell the media a fictitious story about the party’s successful history of negotiations with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. With the ritual combat between the BCTF and the B.C. government flaring once again in early March, Dix bragged to reporters that the last time he was involved in teacher talks, it resulted in a 0-02 wage settlement. That was in 1998, when Dix was working for then-premier Glen Clark. The real 1998 story is useful, because then as now, the B.C. government was in a financial squeeze and looking at a huge set of negotiations with government
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unions in health and other sectors as well as education. Glen Clark, an ex-industrial union organizer, was known for pushing negotiators aside and taking control of hot files. The premier’s office took the lead in teacher talks, trying to set a strong precedent for low wage settlements similar to today’s “net zero” mandate. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, representing the school districts, was marginalized and treated with the same disdain that the BCTF still reserves for them. And the result was an agreement where the union bartered higher wages for hundreds more positions and other benefit gains. This was one of the key mistakes that led to today’s showdown over class size and composition. Once trustees got a look at the premier’s 1998 deal, they refused to sign. For the first and only time, the government had to legislate the
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settlement on school boards. The BCTF membership endorsed the 1998 deal by a large margin, and it did indeed set the tone for other union settlements in the late 1990s. Press reports at the time put the total cost of this supposed wage freeze at
“Control over staffing levels is what the NDP let slip to the BCTF in 1998” an 11-per-cent increase in the provincial payroll. Before I get into the court battles that followed after the NDP government was dumped, there is a business principle here. One of the first things I had to learn as a private sector manager is that if you don’t control
your budget, you aren’t really a manager. And no one who lets authority over staffing levels slip away can possibly control their budget. Control over staffing levels is what the NDP let slip to the BCTF in 1998. And it is what the B.C. Liberals took back in 2002, with legislation that removed class size and composition from bargaining. In the constantly repeated BCTF rhetoric, this was the “illegal stripping” of union contract terms that was struck down in April 2011 by the B.C. Supreme Court. A closer reading of Justice Susan Griffin’s decision shows that she gave Education Minister George Abbott an out. If the province replaces staffing level bargaining with “an equivalent process of good faith consultations or negotiation, then the legislation might not be an interference with
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freedom of association….” Bill 22 was written with this decision in mind, reasserting the government’s control over the payroll with a $165 million fund for special needs and a mediator to demonstrate those “good faith consultations.” University of Victoria business professor Ken Thornicroft noted last week that ceding control over class size to the union amounts to delegating authority over spending to someone who is not elected. The legality of that will no doubt be examined in the BCTF’s next courtroom assault on the provincial treasury. It’s an important comparison for voters. Which party is better able to represent the public interest in hardball negotiations with 300,000 unionized employees? Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com email@example.com
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Not speaking up makes us powerless Over the past few weeks I have been researching the details of the pension plan offered to Canada’s retired MPs. MP’s receive between $157,000 and $314,000 per year – the average Canadian earns $45,000. Canada’s national debt is now over $580 billion and growing. After six years of service, retired MP’s are entitled to a pension beginning at age 55. The average Canadian does not have a pension other than what they are able to save and the minimal government pensions. We have seniors in our country who are going to food banks and free meal centers as they cannot pay their rent and buy food. Most worked all their lives, paid taxes and are devastated to now have to ask for help. The average MP pension is $78,000. I have no doubt that MP’s feel that they deserve this, and perhaps they do. Sadly, what we deserve and what we can afford are two different issues. We cannot afford these pensions as long as the government is debating whether or not to raise the level of eligibility to 67 from
65 to save money. Not as long as we have hard working Canadians who have reached their senior years and now struggle to keep a roof over their heads and food on their tables. If these people had received between $157,000 and $314,000 per year, they could have been able to set aside a retirement fund. Instead they worked for $45,000 and struggled to raise their families while paying taxes. MP’s pension plans are banked not invested. MP’s pension plan is government regulated to grow at a rate of 10.4 per cent per year. If the interest rate does not generate this growth, the Canadian people top it up to make sure it reaches its 10.4 per cent mandate. Canadians who are lucky enough to have a workplace pension plan are tied to the growth or decline of their pension’s investments. The average pension plan has decreased approximately 20 per cent in this latest economic decline. Seniors who have invested with the plan of living off of the interest from their investments are struggling to get by with record low returns.
The government’s proposed review of the MP pension plan is to be headed by Tony Clement, a long-time Conservative and future recipient of the gold plated pension plan. You may remember Clement from the questions regarding the $50 million spent for the G8 summit, most of which ended up in his riding for projects that would require some mental gymnastics to see the relationship between the summit and the way the money was spent. He has yet to fully discuss this issue. Is this the person we trust to arrive at an objective, fair conclusion? Please don’t hold back your opinion and feel powerless. That feeling is what makes us powerless. If everyone who felt as I do called or emailed their MP and expressed their concerns, they would need to take our concerns seriously. If everyone who felt as I do printed out a petition requesting an independent review and got at least 25 people to sign it their MP would be required to present it in the House of Commons. Andree D’Andrea
We all should have access to free tax preparation software It is interesting to note that our governments provide for free a form for reporting income but no tax preparation software. The cost of the software availability online at the CRA site would be offset by the savings realized when taxpayers file electronically. Forcing taxpayers to pay private software compa-
nies is akin to an extra tax. It would be interesting to find out how much these software providers contribute to political parties. Maybe everyone should file on a written form one year … and convince the government to do the logical thing. Gilles Parizeau
Teachers need to give up wage demands Teachers claim that their job action is ‘all about the kids.’ In one way they are correct as kids are the ones suffering the most as a result. If it is truly about the kids, then give up your wage and benefit demands and concentrate on classroom improvements. After all, your last contract gave you 16 per cent and that’s in addition to regular incremen-
Tanning law is ‘poorly thought out’ The proposed legislation banning commercial tanning by people under the age of 18 is a classic example of bad law. This proposal is an insult to our younger citizens. The vast majority of young people are intelligent and, given good information, are quite capable of making sound decisions in their own best interests. Circumventing this proposed law is too easy. A quick trip to the hardware store and you can buy the components for a cheap home tanning bed. If the instructions are not available online they probably will be by the time you read this. In addition, has anyone heard of fake ID? What is this proposal going to cost? Introducing government regulations without a system for administration and enforcement is nothing more than window dressing. Heaven forbid I should suspect government of political grandstanding. Are we now going to have a department of tanning complete with tanning cops and ticket books costing taxpayers a huge amount of money? The real benefits to this proposed legislation are very small and could, for the most part, be achieved through education and working with the tanning industry. Our current government’s track record for introducing poorly thought out legislative initiatives is getting rather lengthy. How many times do I have to say HST? Jack Carradice
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tal raises for seniority. Now the nurses, hospital employees and BCGEU are climbing aboard the bandwagon and their contracts haven’t even expired yet. All feel they deserve a raise. Who doesn’t? What part of ‘there is no money’ do you not understand? Anne Rostvi
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Nestle Waters is contributing $61,000 over the next three years to support the Hope Mountain Centre. The money will be used to continue designing and delivering an outdoor education program for Hope residents and children in the Fraser-Cascade school district. â€œThey are genuinely interested and supportive of outdoor education,â€? said Michele Wiens, board chair of Hope Mountain Centre. â€œThis goes beyond the financial support to providing resource materials and Nestle staff to assist us in developing and delivering programs.â€? The initiative began with a Grade 4 wetland program in
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2009 and the Grade 5 watershed program was added in 2010 including a plant tour. The program is offered to every Grade 4 and 5 class in the school district and as a result, over 300 students, teachers, parents and support staff are able to enjoy and learn from the experience each year. With the addition of the forest ecology program for Grade 3 students this spring, Hope Mountain Centre will be approaching 500 participants annually. With extended support from Nestle Waters, Hope Mountain Centre is able to offer the wetlands and watershed programs free to the Hope community and to campers in Skagit Provincial Park during the summer.
â€œThis really is a community program. Adults and children learning about the wetlands and watershed we live in means we will all become better stewards,â€? said Wiens. â€œHope has some of the best drinking water in the world and education is an important piece of keeping our water systems healthy.â€? This year the watershed program will be offered in May, forest ecology in June and the wetlands in September. The dates for the community Pond Crawl is on May 19 and the community watershed outing is on August 11. For more information on programs, visit www.hopemountain.org.
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New crime bill may have hidden costs MP Mark Strahl says stronger laws will keep dangerous offenders off the streets Robert Freeman Black Press
Flexing its majority muscle, the Tory government has delivered the get-tough crime bill promised in the last federal election. But when those laws will be enforced — and at what cost to B.C. taxpayers — will be the subject of complex negotiations between federal and provincial officials. C h i l l iw a ck - Fr a s e r Canyon MP Mark Strahl said he hopes the effect of the stronger laws, especially those that better protect children from sexual predators and that end the practice of house arrest for serious crimes, will be seen “immediately” in B.C. courts. “The measures contained in this legislation crack down on those who exploit children, traffic in illegal drugs and commit acts of violence and terror,” he said. “This bill will keep dangerous offenders off our streets and make our communities safer.”
But NDP Leader Adrian Dix, speaking after a Rotary Club lunch in Chilliwack, said the BC Liberals had not taken into account in the recent budget the costs of implementing the federal crime legislation. “There’s no question the cost will be in the hundreds of millions of dollars,” he said. “What’s problematic here is the vast increase in mandatory minimum sentences under two years, which will lead frankly to huge costs in our justice system.” The federal government is responsible for inmates jailed for over two years. Dix said the federal government “needs to step up and pay” for the increased provincial costs. “We need to ensure especially that violence is dealt with in our society ... but it’s not good enough to just pass a law and talk tough on crime,” he said. Mandatory minimum sentences for possession of small amounts of marijuana,
Dix caught without SkyTrain ticket Tom Fletcher Black Press
NDP leader Adrian Dix was let off with a warning after SkyTrain police caught him riding the transit system without a ticket on March 3. The incident came to light three weeks later after a Vancouver newspaper was tipped off by someone in the transit police, Dix told reporters at the legislature Monday. Dix said he has ridden transit thousands of times, and always buys a ticket. He couldn’t produce one when transit police asked him during a random check of passengers, and the situation was “entirely my fault,” Dix said. He was initially issued a ticket for riding without paying, but was later told that the ticket was reduced to a warning. Dix said since the March 3 incident, he always puts his proof of payment in his wallet when riding transit. Former NDP MLA and now Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson was fined $173 after he was caught in 2007 riding SkyTrain for two zones while only buying a one-zone ticket. Dix acknowledged that he decided to say nothing about his fare evasion incident. He rejected suggestions that his credibility was weakened by keeping quiet, or by “apples and oranges” comparisons to his production of a fake memo in an effort to protect former premier Glen Clark in a 1999 investigation into a casino licence. Dix was fired as Clark’s chief of staff, and Clark later resigned over the affair.
he added, “are going to clog our justice system” which is already seeing backlogs that result in judicial stays of charges against convicted criminals. In an email to Black Press, B.C. AttorneyGeneral Shirley Bond said that the provincial government supports the federal government’s commitment to
tackling crime and improving public safety. She pointed out that B.C. has “led the discussions on the need for the federal government to consult with us on proclamation dates.” “B.C. has also expressed its concerns about potential costs, and we have agreed to work constructively
with the federal government to ensure that implementation occurs over a sufficient amount of time,” she said. “With respect to costs and overall impacts to the system, this is complex and challenging to calculate. The factors that need to be considered, and are subject to fluctuation, include
crime rates at any given time, the availability of police, daily inmate counts, and client counts, for instance.” B.C. is “probably better positioned than most provinces to accommodate” the new legislation, said Bond, because the province is in the midst of a $185-million capital expansion — “the larg-
est in BC Corrections’ history.” Over the next two years, it will add 340 cells across the province to hold more than 600 offenders. The Quebec provincial government has vowed it will do everything in it can to limit implementation of the new legislation because of the anticipated costs.
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DISTRICT OF HOPE
2012– 2016 FINANCIAL PLAN
History in Hope
You are invited to attend a public consultation session on the District’s 5 Year Financial Plan on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Council Chambers, 325 Wallace Street, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Also during the Regular meeting of Council on April 10, 2012 public input will be entertained prior to the Financial Plan Bylaw being given three readings. Prior to the meeting copies of the plan will be available at the District of Hope reception desk or on our website at www.hope.ca 3_12W_DOH28_5406714
District of Hope 325 Wallace St, 604.869.5671 www.hope.ca
Mailing Address PO Box 609, Hope, B.C. V0X 1L0
Join us in Worship Community of Hope Church Directory ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
CHRIST CHURCH CONSECRATED 1861
www.anglican-hope.ca 275 Park Street
SUNDAY SERVICES 10AM The Rev. Gail Newell The Rev. Fred Tassinari
Church of the Nazarene
Sunday Celebration 5:30 pm
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION Welcomes you to Sunday Worship: 10am 345 Raab St. Rev. Don Gardner 604-823-7165 Anglican Network in Canada
Local info: 604-869-1918
Grace Baptist Church “Imperfect people following a loving God” www.gbchope.com
Pastor Andrew Tarrant 949-3rd Ave. • 604.869.5524 604-749-7094 “Helping people take one step 888 Third Ave. www.hopenazarene.ca
closer to Jesus...”
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
590 Third Ave.
Corner of 5th & Fort 10:30am Morning Worship & Children’s Sunday School
SUNDAY SERVICE 10am
Pastor Jim Cornock
“United We Sing:” 1st Wed. of the month, 1:30pm
HOPE HOPE PENTECOSTAL UNITED CHURCH ASSEMBLY
MT. HOPE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 1300 Ryder St.
SATURDAY MORNING Study Hour 9:15 a.m. Worship Hour 11:00am Prayer Meeting - Tuesday, 7pm
Pastor Caleb Bru 604-869-0668
Taken from the files of The Hope Standard MARCH 1992 • Hope’s first Fantasy Auction raised $15,500 for the construction of a new playground in Memorial Park • Sheryl Leger of the Hope Striders Speed Skating Club breaks three B.C. Winter Games records and brings home a gold medal • Thirteen-year-old Erik Miller receives 35 stitches after being attacked by a pit bull/German shepherd cross • Transportation Canada agrees to give operation of Hope Airport to both the Town of Hope and the Regional District of Fraser-Cheam, giving the new owners a $322,000 grant in the process • The Hope School Board learns that about 20 per cent of local school children don’t eat breakfast and some are nutritionally deprived • The Chilliwack chapter of Big Brothers expands its services into Hope MARCH 1997 • Plans are in the works to build a multi-million-dollar outdoor school in or near the Skagit Valley • Two major developments are pending with the return of plans for motel and cardlock gas station along Highway 1 near Silver Creek • The Hope school district passes its $19.8 million budget, which contains $604,000 for aboriginal education and $22.7 million for special needs programs • Education Minister Paul
Ramsey announces that 37 schools, including a new Silver Creek Elementary, will proceed in 1997-98 at cost of $300 million • The health minister appoints a public administrator to oversee the amalgamation of the Fraser Canyon Hospital into a regional health board • In an effort to recover a projected $1.2 million budget shortfall, the University College of the Fraser Valley considers the elimination of all Hope programs and giving up their lease on the recently constructed college headquarters in town • Marcus Miller from Canyon Lanes in Boston Bar places first in the bantam division of the 4 Steps to Stardom five-pin provincial finals MARCH 2002 • Provincial crime statistics show Hope’s Criminal Code offences dropped to 1,035 in 2001 from 1,167 in 2000 • The Fraser-Cascade school district faces a $900,000 budget shortfall • Local resident and former Hope RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Ashbaugh is one of 24 Canadians to be recognized by the Governor General for meritorious service to the country • Mayor Gordon Poole announces the Attorney General’s office has admitted the closure of Hope’s courthouse was based on incorrect numbers, with the prediction of over $400,000 in savings a long way from reality • Ten-year-old Shalene Sherman helps her team to a silver medal finish at the provincial B ringette championships • Former Fraser Valley
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Regional District employee Jim Groves is awarded a Canadian peacekeeping service medal in recognition of his service to Canada on two international missions, while Boston Bar/North Bend volunteer Fire Chief Ernest K. Ferguson receives the B.C. Long Service Medal for 25 years of service to the FVRD MARCH 2007 • More than 20 community groups set the goal of raising $500,000 for the Memorial Park revitalization plan totalling over $1.25 million • Winds gusting up to 70 km/h combined with extreme overnight rainfall triggers major washouts south of Lytton and down the Fraser Canyon to Cooper’s Corner near Alexandra Lodge, as well as mud slides between Hope and Chilliwack near Wahleach Power Station • Hazardous material crews are called to Othello Tunnels after a riverside dump is discovered • Census results show the population within the District of Hope rose from 6,184 to 6,185 between 2001 and 2006. Population in Area A saw a 19.8 per cent drop from 596 to 478. Area B population jumped 6.8 per cent to 796 from 745 • Bowl for Kids Sake raises $7,930.82 in Hope for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fraser Valley • Two women from Mission, aged 21 and 36, are arrested on Ross Road after a high-speed chase from Yale to Hope in a stolen vehicle • The provincial government announces a $908,000 grant for seismic upgrades to Hope Secondary School
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The ‘WORKING BEYOND” program in Hope and region would like to thank all of the employers and businesses who provided work experience and for helping to make this program a success in the community.
Working together to help keep BC strong We gratefully acknowledge the ﬁnancial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Regional Economics and Skills Development and the Federal Government through the Ministry of Human Resources and Skills Development.
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â€œA Dance of Remembrance & Celebrationâ€?
Digging a snow cave
April 28th Music by Robert Rowan (Savage West) Hope Legion Hall 8pm - 1am Tickets $25 each Light snack provided
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Thirty-one people participated in a family snowshoe trip to Manning Park on Saturday hosted by the Hope Mountain Centre. People of all ages snowshoed beside Cambie Creek, where they had lunch, enjoyed hot chocolate, and dug elaborate snow caves together. Participants came from Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope.
Fundraiser dance put on by BBL All proceeds to the Cancer Society. For tickets: Pat: 604.869.9059 Mary: 604.869.9779 Jeanie: 604.867.8870 or 604.869.6592
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Girl Guides: We do tons of fun activities like games, crafts, camps and Àeld trips. We
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TUESDAY Hope Seniors Peer Counsellors: Training for volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays
starting April 10 at 9 a.m. for three weeks. Call to register. Hope Community Services 388B Wallace St.
WEDNESDAY Canyon Garden Club: Sharing
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Stations of the Cross: All are welcome to join the churches in Hope walk the Stations of the Cross remembering Jesus’ last hours on earth and what that means for us today. Meet at the bandshell in Hope Memorial Park. Friday, April 6 6 p.m. 604-869-5402 Continued on 13
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Hope Aglow: This week the group welcomes Rev. Audrey Mabley. She has a local television and radio ministry and healing anointing. Come for a free continental breakfast, time of worship, teaching and prayer ministry. Experience a healing touch! Saturday, March 31 10 a.m. The Hope Centre 888 3rd Ave. 604-869-3286 firstname.lastname@example.org
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ist Alan Wylie. The new exhibit runs April 1-28 in the backroom gallery. An artists reception takes place this Saturday (March 31) from 2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The Hope Arts Gallery is located at 349 Fort St. For more information, contact Sharon Blythe or Diane Ferguson at 604-869-3400.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act, the Fraser Valley Regional District will conduct a Public Hearing with respect to Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 0864, 2009 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw 0864].
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The Public Hearing will be conducted on Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Skawahlook Hall, Ruby Creek, 58611 Lougheed Highway. The purpose of the Bylaw 0864 is to amend the map and text of the “Regional District of Fraser-Cheam Bylaw No. 801, 1989” to permit the construction of a pet cemetery and pet crematorium for the disposal of domestic household pets at PID002-119-803. The public hearing on Bylaw 0864 is to be held by a delegate of the FVRD Board. Copies of the Board resolution making the delegation and copies of Bylaw 0864 are available for public inspection until April 3, 2012 at the Fraser Valley Regional District, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday). For further information, please contact the Planning Department at 604-702-5000, toll free 1-800-528-0061, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available online at: http://www.fvrd.bc.ca/INSIDETHEFVRD/DEVELOPMENTAPPROVALS/Pages/ CurrentApplications.aspx At this public hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw that is the subject of the hearing. Written submission may also be submitted to Fraser Valley Regional District in advance of the hearing but must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. April 3, 2012. Written submissions will be read at the public hearing and entered into the public hearing record. Dated this 16th day of March, 2012 George Murray, Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer
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Musical theatre production explores cultural identity Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents the Western Canada Theatre production of Ubuntu â€“ The Cape Town Project in April. This haunting, soulful story combines poetry, dance and music to display the connection between family and community members. Ubuntu â€“ The Cape Town Project follows Jabba, a young South African man who comes to Canada in search of the father who abandoned him when he was a toddler. The challenges he encounters takes the audience on a journey full of cultural clashes, heart break and secrets that although sad, pulses with life and hope. With a set made up of walls of suit-
cases, the cast â€“ three Canadians and two actors from South Africa â€“ enter and exit through this visually eye-catching backdrop as they create the illusion of journeying back and forth through time. â€œItâ€™s really about identity and a personâ€™s place in the world â€” about a man trying to keep a connection to his South African heritage yet trying to assimilate to the world heâ€™s in,â€? said artistic director Daryl Cloran, adding that the theme is particularly relevant in Canada where so many people have their own tales of immigration. Ubuntu -The Cape Town Project came about when a group of Canadian actors journeyed to South Africa in 2005 to work in collaboration with the Baxter
Theatre Centre. Reciprocating, the actors then came to Canada to develop new work together with Canadian performers creating a unique style of theatre full of powerful music, movement and cinema. â€œWe are keen to work with artists from countries where theatre still has a really relevant voice for political or social change,â€? explained Cloran. Ubuntu â€“ The Cape Town Project starts at 8 p.m. on April 10. Tickets are $35 with discounts for seniors, students, members of arts organizations, or groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available through the box office in the front lobby of the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society presents the Western Canada Theatre production of Ubuntu â€“ The Cape Town Project on April 10.
BY- E L E C T I O N A by-election has been called for April 19, 2012 Who Can Vote?
You can vote if you are: . a Canadian citizen . 18 years of age or older, or will be 18 on General Voting Day (April 19, 2012) . a resident of British Columbia for the past six months, and . a resident of the Chilliwack-Hope electoral district
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Register online at www.elections.bc.ca or by phone at 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free). The registration deadline is Thursday, March 29, 2012. If you are not registered by the deadline you can register when you vote. You will need identification that proves both your identity and residential address. A complete list of acceptable identification is available from Elections BC.
How to Nominate a Candidate A candidate must be nominated in writing by 75 eligible voters of the electoral district. Nomination kits are available from your District Electoral Officer or online at www.elections.bc.ca.
Deadlines for Nominations Nominations can be delivered to the Chief Electoral Officer up to the end of the day on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Nominations can also be delivered to the District Electoral Officer between 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 and 1 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2012.
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Chiefs season ends after game six loss Chilliwack eliminated in first round of BCHL playoffs by the Penticton Vees Eric J. Welsh Black Press
Confidence and optimism on Tuesday. Heartbreak and despair on Friday. A lot can change in three days, as the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs discovered this week. On Tuesday night, the Chiefs were celebrating a 3-1 win over Penticton, whooping and hollering and considering the possibility of an epic first round playoff upset. By 9:12 p.m. Friday night, their season was over after a 4-0 loss to those same Vees in game six of their best-of-seven series. “We’ve gone through so much adversity — what we started with and what we finished with is incredible,” said local kid Josh Hansen minutes after the game ended, struggling to keep dry eyes. “I’ve never been with a team that was so together. Every day it was fun coming to the rink. We gave it a great effort this year and I’m proud of everyone.” The Chiefs poured everything they had into the must-win game, but this time pure skill overcame hard work. Backed by a vocal crowd of 2,457, Chilliwack came out playing the physical game that got them this far. Hansen set the tone a couple shifts in, leveling Penticton D-man Zach Urban behind the Vees net. But the special teams that were so key for the Chiefs through five games abandoned them on this night. Chilliwack had three power plays in the first period and came up empty three times. They didn’t look remotely threatening with the man advantage. They struck out on another power play early in period two, and ended the night 0 for 5. Chilliwack’s penalty kill was better, led by shot-blocking demon Michael Spring, who repeatedly threw himself in front of Mike Reilly point shots. “It’s not an easy thing to do, and that shows how much character he has and we respect him a lot for that,” said Hansen of one of Chilliwack’s six departing 20 year olds. The Vees opened the scoring five-on-five at 5:35 of period two on a flukey sort of goal. Steven Fogarty sent a backhand centering pass into the Chilliwack goal-mouth from behind the net, and Chiefs netminder Mitch Gillam started moving left to right. But Fogarty’s pass hit the skate of Chilliwack D-man Matthew Hutchinson, and Bryce Gervais slipped the puck between
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Kody Dhaliwal, one of six 20-year-olds with the Chilliwack Chiefs, watches the puck during Friday night’s game against the Penticton Vees at Prospera Centre. The 4-0 loss in game six ends the Chiefs BCHL playoff run this season.
Gillam and the goal-post for his third of the post-season. Penticton’s next goal came 13 minutes later, credited to Wade Murphy. Gillam stretched post to post to thwart Murphy as he tried to bury the rebound of a Mario Lucia shot. But the puck dropped behind him, and Gillam’s own left leg swept the puck across the goal-line to put the Vees up 2-0. Penticton’s power play finally broke through late in the middle frame. Travis St. Denis shoveled the puck into the goal-crease after a rush down the right wing. Lucia went to the blue paint and
chipped the puck up and over Gillam’s blocker to send the Vees to the third period with a seemingly insurmountable lead. Insurmountable it was. Chilliwack had another power play chance early in the final frame when Nick Buchanan hooked down David Bondra in front of the Penticton net. But the Chiefs struck out, and though they spent almost the entire third period buzzing around the Penticton goal, much maligned Vees keeper Chad Katunar stopped nine shots the rest of the way (and 32 overall) to preserve the shutout win.
“No one expected us to do anything, and for us to get two games against the best team in Canada is, you can’t ask for much more,” Hansen said. “We didn’t have the most talent in the league, but we had the most heart. We proved a lot against Penticton.” Joey Benik’s empty netter with 1:16 left wrapped up the scoring. The final whistle blew. The Chiefs shook hands with the Vees, took a couple laps around center ice to salute the fans, then headed to the dressing room.
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Erica 604.777.2195 T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop from home! Check out our FOR SALE sections: class 500’s for Merchandise, 600’s for Real Estate, and for Automotive view our 800’s.
PACIFIC Coast Community Resources are recruiting foster/home share families. We are looking for good fmilies with experience in the Community Living field. If your children have grown and you have space in your home, maybe even a suite, contact us. This may be a match for you. Resumes can be sent to: 1805 Scarborough Cres., Port Coquitlam, V3C2R2 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com TEAM Drivers required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean drivers abstract. Contact Yugo at Blueland Transport at 604-777-9720 x105 or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org TEAM Drivers wanted for regular USA runs. Must have a minimum of 2 years mountain and highway experience. Clean drivers abstract. Contact Ron Hutton at Coastal Pacific Xpress at 604-575-0983 ext 311 or fax resume to 604-575-0973.
PERSONAL SERVICES 171
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 245
PURE CHI. Relaxing Chinese Full Body MASSAGE ~ 604-702-9686 11am-11pm. 9263 Young Rd Chwk
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
Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 readings for $35.00
GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca www.mertontv.ca 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.
AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT. One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca 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. 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.
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
CANYON CARPETS, 549 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727
Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627 FRANK’S LAWN SERVICE, lawn care, hedge trimming, gutters, rubbish removal. Call (604)869-1040
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION LLOYD’S UTILITIES, gas, oil & propane furnaces, class A gas fitter. (604)869-0400 or (604)869-1111
“ 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
Classiﬁeds can help you reconnect www.bcclassiﬁed.com 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743. Homesense@shaw.ca
GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362
PRECISION EXTERIORS, roofing, siding, windows, doors and more. WCB insured. Call (604)750-8025
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
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
COLLIE BOUVIER cross puppies born Feb 14. Black with white paws. 1 Blue Merle. Will make excellent family & livestock guardians. Mission 604-820-4827.
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
PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $300. Vet ✔, 9 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983
SPRINGER/LAB cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, $350. Call 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings. Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers. ON THE WEB: bcclassified.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
• 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 email@example.com 10% OFF with this AD
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES COMPUTER SERVICES
ALLSYS IT, new computer sales & service. 604-869-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellpoint Dewatering Superintendent/Foreman IDL Projects Inc. is a dynamic rapidly growing, progressive construction company currently accepting resumes for the position of Wellpoint Dewatering Superintendent/ Foreman for a project in Kitimat, BC. This is a permanent position with opportunity for relocation to other areas of the province following completion of the initial project. Qualiﬁed applicants must have a minimum of 5 years experience in wellpoint dewatering and must possess the ability to manage several crews and up to 10 employees. All accommodation and travel costs will be provided by the employer.
Please submit resumes to Bob Cartwright at email@example.com or contact 250-878-5292 for further information.
Restaurant Auction Kelowna Sandwich Restaurant Newer quality equip. Apr 5th @ 6pm 243 Bernard Ave Kelowna. (250)545-3259, View photo at doddsauction.com
518 Tree removal done RIGHT!
FRIDGE, Samsung, 2 years old, fridge on top freezer on the bottom. $600. Call (604)206-6060
GLEN TRAUN LANDSCAPING, Commercial & Residential yard maintenance. Call 604-869-2767
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
EXCAVATING, Terry’s RV also does excavating, land clearing, dump trailer. Call (604)869-1520
FRASER CANYON GLASS, for all your glass repairs, windshields domestic & imports. (604)869-9514
MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
Airedale pups. P/b, CKC reg., microchipped, health guar, (604)7943500. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.
ROGER’S UPHOLSTERY, furniture, windows, fabric, in-home & online estimates. Call 604-860-0939
#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774
LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN?
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.
WOODEN DINING ROOM SET, small, round, 4 chairs. $150. other items avail. Call (604)206-6060
Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Hope Standard A21 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 545
REAL ESTATE 626
HOUSES FOR SALE
REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New custom SRI.com 14 ft. wide in Hope park from $59,900. Chuck 604-830-1960
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
New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.
20305 Flood Road, Hope
CHILLIWACK. 2 bd, 1bth suite for rent. No smk. No pets. 725/mnth. Avl. Apr. 1st. Call Gerry 604-8617560 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 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
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Garage Sales on page A23
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
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, 759 4TH AVE, retail space, approx 500 sq.ft., $540.80/mon incl. hst, hot water & garbage. Call (604)869-9763
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733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS
HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203
HOPE. Room for rent, wireless & cable access, laundry, $400/mo. Ref’s needed. Call (604)750-8422
VACANT PAD FOR RENT. The pad will accommodate a home up to 14 x 64. Call 604-869-7641
STORAGE CHEAP STORAGE www.agassiz-all-storage.com 1-604-796-5577
HOMES FOR RENT
4400 sq ft home with a beautiful view! Off of Sumas mountain. 5 bdm, 3 bath with Horse Barn. Avail. Imm. $1800/month. Two bay shop available for rent separate from house $700/mnth. Contact 604 2265959
ROOMS FOR RENT
AUTO FINANCING Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
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 AGASSIZ. NEWLY renovated 4 bdr house for rent. 2 bath. big fenced yrd. very quiet. app inc. $1100. Steve #604-703-5850 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. HOPE: 3 BDRM, 3 B/R house overlooking Coquihalla river. 5 appl., gas fireplace , large private deck, fenced yard, double garage. N/S, N/P. Ref req’d. Avail. May 1. $1100/mo 778-808-4970
BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. bcclassified.com
Would you trust your baby to this guy? 560
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. Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
Sofa Bed, queen size, $125 Kitchen Table, 5x3, $15 Rocking chair, maple, $45 WiiFit balance board & DVD, $35 Shower Base, 38” neo angled $60 Colonial Wall Shelf, $10 Antique dresser w/ tilt bevelled mirror, $125 China dish set, 5 piece, 12 place setting, $30.
Local Collector Buying Old Coins $1, 50¢, 25¢, 10¢, Olympic, Gold Collections + Sets 604-701-8041
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $550/obo. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.
WE BUY UGLY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
Dream of owning your own home? This is it! 64’ mobile home w/ 16’ tip-out in living room, bay window, 10 x 12 porch, 2 bdrm, utility room w/ W/D, bathroom w/ jacuzzi tub, matching sink and low-profile toilet, totally renovated-grey, new flooring, 2 heat systems-one wall electric with newer panel, 3 exterior door. All reno’s completed recently. Asking $19,500. will take SUV in trade (includes move within 60km from Hope.) MUST BE MOVED. Viewing by appointment only. Call 604-869-7040 HOPE, BC - $55,500 OBO. 12 yrs. 2x6 construction, fire retard drywalllrg private lot-2 bdr-2 bath-glass sunrm-skylights-612-1963 HOPE, FOR SALE:
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 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. 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
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
ANSWERS FOR PUZZLE 596 CROSSWORD
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A22 Hope Standard, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 TRANSPORTATION 810
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5500 obo 604-780-8404 2004 HONDA CIVIC DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,103K Great cond! $7900. 604-626-8894 2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4 dr sedan, loaded, only 25,000km, $11,995, exec. cond. 604-793-5520 (5961)
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
NOTICE OF OTHER VOTING NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR SCRUTINEERS Proposed Fraser Valley Regional District Building Inspection Service Area Amendment Bylaw No. 1093, 2011
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of Electoral Area A within the Building Inspection Service Area of the Fraser Valley Regional District, that a vote will be held on the following question: “Should Building Inspection Services be withdrawn from Electoral Area A?”
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS
2003 Salem Light:
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Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras
GUARANTEED Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: www.kiawest.com (click credit approval) Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
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! www.eagleridgegmc.com
SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com 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,
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1999 ISUZU SUV 4/dr hatchback, 4x4, 5 speed standard, 144,000/km. $3900. Call 604-531-9280.
2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. (604)856-8177 604-308-5489 2007 WILDERNESS trailer, 28’, 2 slides, Q bed, 2 drs, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $19,500. 604-856-3777 2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $11,500 obo. Please call: (604)581-5117 2010 EVERLITE RV Travel Trailerwalk around queen, 1 slide, elec. awning, TV, full cover. As new $21,000: (604)858-8087 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. $16,000/obo. Call (604)826-5280 or 604-855-5673
845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
CARS - DOMESTIC
1993 BUICK Park Ave. Altera, fully loaded, G.T.S., aircared, $3,900. Call (778)565-4334 1995 MONTE CARLO fully loaded, almost new tires, good cond. Needs trans. $800 obo (604)530-5014 2011 Chevy Aveo, auto, a/c, hatch back, like new, drk. grey, 320km $9800, 604-793-9658
2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6800 firm. Call 604-538-4883
TRUCKS & VANS
1989 Ford F150 Lariat Ext. new brakes & shocks, auto, ps, pb, pw, cassette, $1495 obo 604-792-6367 2007 DODGE CARAVAN - 74,000 kms. Excellent condition. New tires. $9,500/obo. 604-859-8263 2007 DODGE CARAVAN SE - 7 pass. 4 dr. V-6, loaded, local, exc. cond. $6650 Abby. (604)556-4242 2008 MAZDA B4000 SE+, 4x4, 48000 km, auto, Gold/Grey, like new. Glenn 778-855-3097
SHOP FROM HOME! CHECK
HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. www.hopeautobody.ca Call (604)869-5244
2000 FORD EXPLORER SP. 2 door, 5 spd, standard, 176,000 kms. New brakes & tires. Aircared. Well maintained, good condition. $4900. obo. 1-604-813-6763
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
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
OUT THE CLASSIFIEDS FOR SALE ITEMS:
MERCHANDISE IN THE 500’S, REAL ESTATE IN THE 600’S AND AUTOMOTIVE IN THE 800’S... LOOKING TO SELL? CALL
The ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY(AVO) will be held on: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following Voting Place: Canyon Lanes Bowling Alley 47585 Trans Canada Highway, Boston Bar, B.C. The GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY(GVO) will be held on: SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following Voting Place: Canyon Lanes Bowling Alley 47585 Trans Canada Highway, Boston Bar, B.C. All eligible voters are entitled to vote at the Advance Voting Opportunity – no restrictions apply other than voter eligibility requirements.
ELECTOR REGISTRATION VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for voting on this question will take place at the time of voting. At the time of registering to vote, Electors will be required to make a declaration that the Elector meets the following requirements: • You are 18 years of age or older • You are a Canadian citizen • You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • You have been a resident of (resident elector) OR have been a registered owner of real property in the Building Inspection Service Area (non-resident property elector) for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • Not have been disqualiﬁed from voting. For example: persons who are in custody for an indictable offence; persons involuntarily conﬁned to an institution in relation to a criminal offence; and persons who have committed an election offence as per Division 17 of the Local Government Act Note: Corporations are not entitled to vote or to have a representative vote on their behalf Non-Resident Property Electors • Non-Resident Property Owners must not be entitled to register to vote as a resident elector and may only register to vote as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in the Building Inspection Service Area and must hold one of the following interests in the real property, as applicable: • Registered owner of a property in fee simple • Registered lease-holder for a term of at least 99 years • Other registered owner as deﬁned in Section 51(4) of the Local Government Act • If more than one individual is the registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector for that property and that person MUST obtain the written consent of the number of individuals, who together with the person registering to vote, are a majority of those individuals on title to the real property. Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Forms can be obtained prior to the time of voting from our website (details below) or by contacting the Chief Election Ofﬁcer, or designate. • At the time a Non-Resident Property Elector registers to vote, the application for registration must be accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Election Ofﬁcial that the applicant is entitled to register in relation to the real property, and if applicable, the written consent from the other registered owners of the real property. • All registered owners must be individuals. If there is a corporation registered on title, no owners are eligible to vote as nonresident property electors. ELECTOR IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Resident electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identiﬁcation (at least one with a signature). The identiﬁcation should, together, prove both residency and identity. Picture identiﬁcation is not required. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identiﬁcation (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are registered owner of the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of the other property owners. Picture identiﬁcation is not required. Documents accepted for purposes of elector identiﬁcation must either be the documents prescribed under regulations to the Local Government Act or evidence deemed acceptable and satisfactory to the election ofﬁcial at the Voting Place.
SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BYLAW The general intent of this proposed bylaw is to provide for the withdrawal and exclusion of the participating areas contained within Electoral Area A from the Fraser Valley Regional District Building Inspection Service Area. TAKE NOTICE that the above is a synopsis only of proposed Bylaw 1093, 2011 and that this synopsis is not intended to be and is not understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. The full text of the bylaw may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the Fraser Valley Regional District at 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, BC and at the Hope and District Recreation Centre from March 28 to April 28, 2012 between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. The bylaw will also be available for inspection on our website at www.fvrd.bc.ca by selecting News, Events & Notices-Other Voting-Electoral Area A Building Inspection
APPLICATIONS TO VOLUNTEER AS A SCRUTINEER Qualiﬁed Electors of Electoral Area A within the Building Inspection Service Area of the Fraser Valley Regional District may apply to volunteer as a scrutineer, for or against the question to be voted on. Applications to act as a scrutineer may be obtained during the period between March 28, 2012 to April 13, 2012 at the ofﬁce of the Fraser Valley Regional District located at 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C., and at the Hope and District Recreation Centre between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. Scrutineer applications and Guidelines for Scrutineers may also be accessed via our website at www.fvrd.bc.ca by selecting News, Events & Notices-Other Voting-Electoral Area Building Inspection Applications to volunteer as a scrutineer must be received by the Chief Election Ofﬁcer not later than 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2012. Appointments will be made by the Chief Election Ofﬁcer in accordance with Section 172 of the Local Government Act on April 16, 2012. Interested persons may obtain additional information on the requirements and procedures for making an application to volunteer as a scrutineer for this other voting opportunity by contacting the Chief Election Ofﬁcer, or designate as indicated elsewhere in this notice. Other information and applicable forms can be found at: www.fvrd.bc.ca by selecting News, Events & Notices-Other Voting
Questions with respect to this Other Voting Opportunity may be directed to: Pam Loat CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER Fraser Valley Regional District 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C. 604-702-5040 1-800-528-0061 email@example.com
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The GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY(GVO) will be held on:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following Voting Place: Sunshine Valley Community Centre 71737 Meadow Road, Sunshine Valley, B.C.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following Voting Place: Sunshine Valley Community Centre 71737 Meadow Road, Sunshine Valley, B.C.
All eligible voters are entitled to vote at the Advance Voting Opportunity – no restrictions apply other than voter eligibility requirements.
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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors within the proposed Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area in a portion of Electoral Area B of the Fraser Valley Regional District as deﬁned on the map following, that a vote will be held on the following question: “Are you in favour of the Fraser Valley Regional District Board of Directors enacting proposed “Fraser Valley Regional District Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1147, 2012”, and proposed “Fraser Valley Regional District Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1148, 2012” to provide for the following: • The establishment of the Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area within a portion of Electoral Area B for the provision of ﬁre protection services; and • The imposition of an annual tax requisition for the entire service area to pay for this service up to a maximum of $214,000.00, said amount to be paid by parcel tax or property value tax calculated on the basis of the net taxable value of land and improvements in the proposed service area; and • Long term borrowing for a period not to exceed 20 years in an amount not to exceed $1,375,000.00 for the capital costs associated with the construction of a new ﬁre hall and purchase of capital and ancillary equipment for the Sunshine Valley Fire Volunteer Department, including expenses incidental thereto.”
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Proposed Fraser Valley Regional District Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1147, 2012 and Fraser Valley Regional District Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1148, 2012
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Take notice that in accordance with the WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT and Silver-Hope Mini Storage the personal effects of GLENNIS COHEN will be sold on or after April 4, 2012 for outstanding storage charges. Bids will be received by the ofﬁce at 63870 Flood Hope Rd. Hope, BC. 604869-5288 or 604-858-7620
VOTER REGISTRATION AND ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for voting on this question will take place at the time of voting. At the time of registering to vote, Electors will be required to make a declaration that the Elector meets the following requirements: • You are 18 years of age or older • You are a Canadian citizen • You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • You have been a resident of (resident elector) OR have been a registered owner of real property in the proposed Service Area (non-resident property elector) for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • Not have been disqualiﬁed from voting. For example: persons who are in custody for an indictable offence; persons involuntarily conﬁned to an institution in relation to a criminal offence; and persons who have committed an election offence as per Division 17 of the Local Government Act Note: Corporations are not entitled to vote or to have a representative vote on their behalf
WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Whereas PAUL DAVID ALPHONSE of 5196 Indian Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6T4, is indebted to HOPE TOWING LTD for the sum of $700.90 for storage, parts, labour, towing plus publication of this notice, on a 1992 HONDA ACCORD, VIN# JHMCB7676NC813660 and the said sum ought to have been paid and have not been paid, notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of April, 2012, a date not less that 14 days after the ﬁrst publication of this notice at 1:00 pm in the afternoon the vehicle will be sold. Bids on the aforementioned vehicle will be received by the ofﬁce of Hope Towing Ltd, 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC, up to 1:00 pm, on April 13, 2012. The vehicle may be inspected at 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC. Dated at the District of Hope, Province of British Columbia, this 21st day of March 2012.
Non-Resident Property Electors • Non-Resident Property Owners must not be entitled to register to vote as a resident elector and may only register to vote as a non-resident property elector in relation to one parcel of real property in the proposed Service Area and must hold one of the following interests in the real property, as applicable: • Registered owner of a property in fee simple • Registered lease-holder for a term of at least 99 years • Other registered owner as deﬁned in Section 51(4) of the Local Government Act • If more than one individual is the registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector for that property and that person MUST obtain the written consent of the number of individuals, who together with the person registering to vote, are a majority of those individuals on title to the real property. Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Forms can be obtained prior to the time of voting from our website (details below) or by contacting the Chief Election Ofﬁcer, or designate. • At the time a Non-Resident Property Elector registers to vote, the application for registration must be accompanied by proof satisfactory to the Election Ofﬁcial that the applicant is entitled to register in relation to the real property, and if applicable, the written consent from the other registered owners of the real property. • All registered owners must be individuals. If there is a corporation registered on title, no owners are eligible to vote as non-resident property electors.
ELECTOR IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Resident electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identiﬁcation (at least one with a signature). The identiﬁcation should, together, prove both residency and identity. Picture identiﬁcation is not required. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identiﬁcation (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are registered owner of the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of the other property owners. Picture identiﬁcation is not required. Documents accepted for purposes of elector identiﬁcation must either be the documents prescribed under regulations to the Local Government Act or evidence deemed acceptable and satisfactory to the election ofﬁcial at the Voting Place.
SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BYLAWS •
The general intent of proposed Bylaw 1147, 2012 is to provide for the establishment of a service area for the provision of ﬁre protection services within a portion of Electoral Area B of the Fraser Valley Regional District, commonly referred to as Sunshine Valley. The boundaries of the proposed Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area are attached as Schedule A to Bylaw 1147, 2012 and can be generally described as the developed portions of Sunshine Valley.
This bylaw also authorizes the imposition of taxes from the service area for the operation and maintenance of the proposed service. These taxes will be recovered through annual parcel tax, or annual requisition up to a maximum amount of $214,000.00 or $3.80 per $1,000.00 of net taxable value of land and improvements, whichever is greater at the applicable time. •
The general intent of proposed Bylaw 1148, 2012 is to authorize the Fraser Valley Regional District to borrow upon the credit of the Regional District, a sum not exceeding $1,375,000 for the purpose of capital costs associated with the construction of a new ﬁrehall and the purchase of capital and ancillary equipment for the Sunshine Valley Volunteer Fire Department. The maximum term for which debentures may be issued to secure the debt created by this bylaw is 20 years.
TAKE NOTICE that the above are synopses of proposed Bylaw 1147, 2012 and proposed Bylaw 1148, 2012 and that these synopses are not intended to be and are not understood as an interpretation of the bylaw. The full text of the bylaws may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the Fraser Valley Regional District at 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, BC and at the Hope and District Recreation Centre from March 28 to April 28, 2012 between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. The bylaws will also be available for inspection on our website at www.fvrd.bc.ca by selecting News, Events & Notices-Other Voting-Sunshine Valley Fire Protection
Boundaries of Proposed Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area
APPLICATIONS TO VOLUNTEER AS A SCRUTINEER Qualiﬁed Electors in the proposed Service Area may apply to volunteer as a scrutineer, for or against the question to be voted on. Applications to act as a scrutineer may be obtained during the period between March 28, 2012 to April 13, 2012 at the ofﬁce of the Fraser Valley Regional District located at 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C., and at the Hope and District Recreation Centre between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays. Scrutineer applications and Guidelines for Scrutineers may also be accessed via our website at www.fvrd.bc.ca by selecting News, Events & Notices-Other Voting-Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Applications to volunteer as a scrutineer must be received by the Chief Election Ofﬁcer not later than 4:30 p.m. on April 13, 2012. Appointments will be made by the Chief Election Ofﬁcer in accordance with Section 172 of the Local Government Act on April 16, 2012. Interested persons may obtain additional information on the requirements and procedures for making an application to volunteer as a scrutineer for this other voting opportunity by contacting the Chief Election Ofﬁcer, or designate as indicated elsewhere in this notice. Other information and applicable forms can be found at www.fvrd.bc.ca by selecting News, Events & Notices-Other Voting
Questions with respect to this Other Voting Opportunity may be directed to: Pam Loat, CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER Fraser Valley Regional District 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C. • 604-702-5040 • 1-800-528-0061 • firstname.lastname@example.org 03/12O_FVRD28
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