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CP Rail truck fire
Hope firefighters spray fire retardant foam on a maintenance truck which hit a power pole near the CP rail tracks on the north side of the Fraser River last Wednesday. The accident knocked out power to more than 1,600 residents in Hope. For more on this story, see page 3.
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Hope Fields may not close Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard
Hudson’s Bay Company is in the process of negotiating a deal to keep the Fields store open in Hope. Fields Holding Company (FHC) has entered into a tentative agreement with HBC to purchase the rights to 59 retail outlets in Western Canada, including the stores in Hope and Merritt. Local company I.F. Corbett Enterprises Ltd. owns the buildings that house those two locations. President Hilbert Corbett said FHC has agreed to take over both leases in August and its his understanding that the stores will con-
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tinue to operate under the same tegic decision was made to focus name and with the same inventory on growing other HBC banners and staff. like The Bay, Home Outfitters, and “Everything will continue the Lord & Taylor. way it is with no interruptions for FHC was created for the purwhich I’m thankpose of acquiring ful,” said Corbett, Fields locations adding that his by Jason McDou“Everything will father first signed gall, owner of Mcthe lease with continue the way it is Frugals Discount Fields in Hope 40 Outlet stores, and with no interruption for a group of longyears ago. In February, time retailers and which I’m thankful.” HBC announced investors. that it would close The Bargain! Hilbert Corbett all 167 stores in Shop announced Canada by fall last month it will 2012. Tiffany also be taking over Bourre, HBC external commu- 10 retail outlets on Aug. 1, includnications manager, said the stra- ing the Fields store in Agassiz.
Glen Ogren, president of the Hope & District Chamber of Commerce, wasn’t surprised to hear that a buyer has stepped up to acquire the local store. He said it wasn’t a matter of if and when, but rather who would be first in line. “It’s very good news. I think people were very upset when (the closure was announced) because you did have the possibility that more jobs would be lost in the community,” said Ogren, noting that the discount retail outlet has proved to be a profitable business in the community. “If one store shuts down in Hope, it’s very hard on the business landscape. So you don’t want businesses to close.”
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Proposed truck stop will create over 80 jobs
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Over 100 people packed into Owl Street Cafe last Wednesday to learn more about the proposed Flying J truck stop in the FloodHope area. The company plans on developing 3.1 hectares (7.47 acres) of the 9.3-hectare (22.95-acre) property located adjacent to exit 168 off Highway 1. The new truck stop would consist of a gas station, card-lock commercial access diesel refueling facility, Denny’s Restaurant and convenience store. Project manager Brad Alsup expects the development to create 80-100 local jobs and have parking for 67 trucks. “This location will fill a need in our network of facilities in Canada,” said Alsup. “The Hope market is underserved with travel centers, and we feel the facility will provide a valuable service to the professional driver and to the local community.” Mayor Susan Johnston sees the truck stop as the first step towards growth in the Hope area. “I think it’s going to be terrific. We certainly say we’re open for business and this proves it,” she said. “I think that all things being
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The site of the proposed Flying J truck stop on Flood-Hope Road.
equal it’s going to be a huge asset to the community. We know that we can’t stay on the path we’ve been on and we have to be cognizant of the fact that people need to work in order to spend money.” The project does require amendments to Hope’s official community plan and zoning bylaw. The amendments would change the OCP land use designation at 62890 Flood-Hope Road from light/service industry to highway
commercial and rezone the area from rural to highway commercial. There is no proposal for the remaining 6.18 hectares (15.27 acres) of the property at this time, however it will remain zoned highway commercial for future development. A public hearing for the OCP and zoning bylaw amendments is on April 23 in the new multipurpose room at the rec centre.
Police recover stolen vehicle Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard
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possession of a stolen vehicle and impaired driving. The RCMP were
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Rail accident shuts power off
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Smoke from the maintenance truck fire could be seen by residents in downtown Hope.
A CP Rail crane truck came into contact with hydro lines at CP’s Haig Station last Wednesday morning. The truck was completely burned, and much of Hope was without power for the morning. The overhead power lines came down across the truck. Normally people are advised to stay in their vehicle in such circumstances, due to the threat of electrocution, but the two CP employees were forced out when the truck started to burn, said Hope Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy. “They are very fortunate they weren’t hurt,” he said. Firefighters waited until Hydo employees shut off power to the lines, and only then could they attack the fire, which had already burned the truck extensively. Hydro reports that 1,679 people, in the northwest section of Hope were without power from about 9:45 a.m. until it was restored at about noon. DeSorcy said an investigation will determine how the lines came down on the truck.
Focus on business innovation
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The inaugural Idea Exchange series presented by the Hope & District Chamber of Commerce kicks off next week. John Winter, president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce, will speak about community and business transformation during a dinner at Hope Golf Club on April 12. One of the many priorities for Hope is to generate a vision, brand and economic viability. Winter will bring his vision on what communities, people and businesses need to do to make that happen. “He’s well-positioned in his role to discuss small-town issues,” said local chamber president Glen Ogren. “It’s definitely about innovation and it’s about providing insight. It’s about doing things maybe a little bit
outside the box that we may not have thought about in a small community before.” The dinner with John Winters will be followed by an interactive round table discussion on topics such as branding, marketing and business positioning on April 18 at Hope Golf Club. Advantage Hope hosts the third event of the series on May 4 at Grace Baptist Church. Participants will join more than 125,000 leaders from around the world to take part in Leadercast, a one-day event broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia. Twelve speakers will take the main stage to talk about choices, what leadership is, and provide motivation and inspiration. Participants will hear from people such as CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy winner and best-selling
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Libertarian joins race
the same time. “Unlike the other parties, we don’t have a whole team and a whole crew working for us,” he said. “For Lewis Dahlby, a 58-year-old Port Coquitlam resi- people who love freedom, I’m providing that choice dent, is running under the Libertarian banfor them.” ner in the upcoming byelection. Dahlby is the fourth candidate in the Nominations for the April 19 byelections byelection contest here that includes NDP in Chilliwack-Hope and Port Moody-Cocandidate Gwen O’Mahony, BC Conservaquitlam closed at 1 p.m. on Monday. tive candidate John Martin and BC Liberal It’s not clear why Dahlby is running in candidate Laurie Throness. this riding when he lives in Port CoquitIn the Port Moody-Coquitlam byeleclam. tion, NDP candidate Joe Trasolini is running The candidate said he had trouble getting against BC Conservative candidate Chrisnomination booklets out for signatures, LEWIS DAHLBY tine Clarke and BC Liberal candidate Denwhile working and looking after family at nis Marsen. Black Press
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A mediator is named in teacher dispute
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there is agreement or not. The legislation requires that a two-year contract be put in place from the expiry of the earlier contract last spring to June 2013. Former University of Northern B.C. president In a conference call from Prince George, Jago said Charles Jago has been appointed to mediate the dis- he is hopeful he can make progress if both sides are pute between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the willing to work on solutions. Even a two-year freeze bargaining agent for the province’s 60 school dis- on total compensation leaves room to find money for tricts. wage increases, he said. Education Minister George Abbott said his staff Jago said he was involved with faculty negotiations inquired about two senior judges suggested at UNBC and a previous university post in by the BCTF as possible mediators for the Ontario, but he has no previous experience long-running dispute, but both are still servas a mediator. He is being paid $2,000 a day, ing and are not available. which Abbott said is a standard rate for meAbbott said Jago is bound to seek a settlediators in large labour disputes. ment within the terms of the government’s BCTF president Susan Lambert told re“net zero” wage mandate, which has been porters the union will participate in the the basis for 130 settlements with public mediation, but she is concerned about Jago’s sector unions. But other than that, Jago has lack of labour relations experience, and also a “quite unrestricted mandate” to find com- CHARLES JAGO two donations of $500 each Jago made to the mon ground in other issues. B.C. Liberal Party. Jago’s mandate is defined by the legislaJago said the payments were on behalf of a tion passed to end the BCTF strike and work-to-rule golf foursome that took part in two party fundraising action and impose a six-month cooling-off period. It tournaments, for which he was reimbursed by other includes class size and composition, the division of is- players. His policy as a university president was not to sues between local and provincial bargaining, teacher donate to any political party, he said. performance evaluation, “alignment of professional Lambert also questioned a report on education development with teaching needs” and “scheduling Jago wrote for the government-appointed B.C. Progand selection of teachers suited to student needs.” ress Board in 2006. That report recommended closer Jago has until the end of June to work with the interaction between secondary schools and post-secunion and the employers’ association, and then he is ondary institutions, with “priority attention” to proto make recommendations for a settlement whether moting trades training. Black Press
Injunction blocks surgery slowdown Jeff Nagel Black Press
B.C.’s health authorities have won a temporary court injunction barring anesthesiologists from a planned job action to disrupt thousands of elective surgeries this week. The B.C. Anesthesiologists Society (BCAS), which is in a labour dispute with the province, had vowed to reduce service at all Lower Mainland hospitals outside of Vancouver, as well as others on Vancouver Island and in the Interior, starting April 2. The B.C. Supreme Court ruling last Friday freezes that strategy un-
til a full hearing can be heard on the injunction request April 18. Society president Dr. Jeff Rains said members intend to fully abide by the judge’s instructions. He would not say whether anesthesiologists will go ahead with the job action if the injunction request is rejected in court later this month. “We’ll have to just see what comes out in the hearing,” Rains said. “From the very beginning our path forward has not been as an end goal to withdraw services from patients,” he said. “Our goal is to improve services to patients.” Health authorities sent out
3,237 letters to patients last week warning their surgeries may be rescheduled, with 1,105 patients in Fraser Health receiving the advisory. Patients most likely to be affected by any future job action are ones awaiting non-urgent procedures such as hip or knee replacements and cataract surgeries. All emergency and urgent surgery, including urgent joint replacements and cardiac or cancer-related surgeries, will not be affected. The BCAS said its planned slowdown would be comparable to staffing levels health authorities deal with at Christmas holidays.
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Federal budget looks long term The federal budget takes a stab at dealing with challenging issues which face Canadian taxpayers in the future. The biggest challenge is the jump in expenditures from rising Old Age Security payments. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, more people will be collecting OAS payments. While a few of those payments will be clawed back due to high income levels, most will be paid out to seniors. The increasing cost of providing these payments, which are the largest single direct payment from Ottawa to individual Canadians, will be a huge burden to those remaining in the work force. Many younger people are working at relatively lowpaying jobs, and their prospects for enjoying the type of wages that Baby Boomers received through much of their working lives aren’t nearly as good. Gradually raising the age when people can first receive the OAS from 65 to 67 is a good way to deal with rising future costs. No one who is close to retirement and has been planning on a retirement age of 65 will be affected, but notice has now been served to those who are 53 or younger that the age of eligibility will change. Another very important long-term move is to begin to tighten up public service pension plans, including those of MPs. While no specifics have been worked out, the government is working towards a higher retirement age, having public servants and MPs pay more into pension plans and boosting the age at which MPs will get pensions (they can now get them at age 55). The third long-term strategy is to eliminate the deficit by 2016. When the government isn’t running a deficit, it can start to pay down its debt. The sooner it does this, the better. – Black Press
Gentle John Cummins? Not really B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher In an interview with one of our Vancouver Island papers before Christmas, B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins made a bold prediction that he would have party status before the general election in May 2013. That’s four seats, and it wasn’t based on an unlikely sweep of the Chilliwack-Hope and Port MoodyCoquitlam byelections, now set for April 19. He hinted he was getting calls from MLAs looking to join up, after a November Angus Reid poll showed a sudden surge to 18 per cent for his resurgent brand. We now know that one of those callers was Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen. I asked Cummins on Friday if he is still confident about three more.
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“Hopeful, let’s put it that way,” he replied. Van Dongen’s explosive departure was arranged, with Cummins’ help, for maximum damage to Premier Christy Clark. Van Dongen notified the B.C. Liberal caucus that he was quitting. Then, in a questionable use of legislature privileges, he launched a broadside on Clark’s integrity. He cited the $6-million legal payout in the B.C. Rail sale, a decision made before Clark’s time, and the recent collapse of a deal to sell naming rights to B.C. Place. He described the B.C. Liberals as “an organization headed for failure,” then announced he’s joined the B.C. Conservatives. Cummins then joined van Dongen at a hotel news conference across the street, as the former Gordon Campbell cabinet minister disclosed he has hired his own lawyer to dig through the roomful of paper from the B.C. Rail case
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once again. Auditor General John Doyle is already in court seeking access to details of the $6 million in lawyer bills, which the Attorney General’s ministry hasn’t provided because it doesn’t have them. These delicate
Van Dongen’s explosive departure was arranged, with Cummins’ help, for maximum damage to Premier Christy Clark matters were farmed out to yet more independent lawyers. Independent special prosecutor Bill Berardino also spent seven years and many more millions on the B.C. Rail case, including the
role of Clark’s lobbyist brother, Bruce. He didn’t find the smoking gun now sought by van Dongen. This effort seems designed more for political revenge in an election year than to clarify the sorry legacy of the B.C. Rail sale that has already been examined through two provincial elections. Van Dongen was at the top of everyone’s list of disgruntled B.C. Liberals. During last year’s leadership contest, he muttered darkly about not only B.C. Rail, but also the integrity of fellow Abbotsford MLA Mike de Jong. Now Clark is van Dongen’s target, with Cummins standing beside him trying to look statesman-like. Of course, van Dongen drove himself out of cabinet long before Clark returned. Chronic speeding by a public safety minister is a tough sell. I asked Cummins about the reluctance of key cabinet ministers Kevin Falcon and George Abbott
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to confirm they are running again. His aw-shucks friendly-grandpa modesty precludes speculation, but he did allow it’s “maybe a comment on the state of affairs in the Liberal caucus.” Reporters started surveying government MLAs after Falcon and Abbott kept their options open for 2013. For the record, fellow ministers Terry Lake, Shirley Bond, Pat Bell, Mary Polak, Rich Coleman and Stephanie Cadieux all said they are firmly on Clark’s election team. Independentminded backbenchers Bill Bennett and Kevin Krueger also saluted the B.C. Liberal banner. Randy Hawes allowed that he’s 65, so if he leaves it will be for the golf course. As I was talking with Cummins, B.C. Conservative advisor Randy White was assuring the Abbotsford News that more defections are coming. Cummins has people for the dirty work. email@example.com
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Letters Truck stop would promote growth
About 20 Katimavik volunteers and Hope Community Garden members built 12 new plots on March 24 and filled the pathways with wood chips donated by the district. The group also started planting spinach and radish seeds in for the local food bank and soup kitchen. There are still empty plots available this season for $25. For more information contact garden coordinator Esther Brysch at 604-869-7432 or email email@example.com.
Angry to learn of Katimavik cutbacks just out of high school are starting their lives meeting other youth, elders in small communities and learning priceless lessons. I have enjoyed talking to them while working in the Hope Community Garden, at the Art Machine and at Pages Bookstore. Please citizens of Hope, email MP Mark Strahl and Mr. Flaherty, the federal finance minister to complain. We stand at the precipice of an Orwellian society! Ruth Renwick
Re: Hope positioned for a bright future, Letters (March 21) Our chief administrative officer, Mr. Fortoloczky, wrote an inspiring letter about Hope’s future. Until today, after Mr. Flaherty’s budget speech was revealed, I would like to have believed that the cream of the crop of Canada’s youth who volunteer in a program that began in Trudeau’s era were part of that vision. Funding has been cut for Katimavik and I am furious. Those young healthy, smart and respectful people
Not showing integrity It seems BC Conservative leader John Cummins has yet again jettisoned off his so-called principles in the name of political opportunism. He used to believe that politicians who crossed the floor should have to resign and run again under their new party banner. But now that John van Dongen has
crossed the floor to his party, that principle is no longer important to him. How can we believe anything John Cummins says? Seems that the Conservative party integrity has crossed the floor and no one knows where it’s gone. Michael Pelletier
I attended the information session sponsored by Advantage Hope last Wednesday night at the Owl Street Cafe. The purpose of the evening was to gain more knowledge regarding the proposed business opportunity and welcome the California-based “Flying J” franchise to our community. For at least two decades come election time Hope’s electorate has screamed for more jobs. This opportunity that is before us has the potential to generate over 80 full and part-time jobs directly to our area not to mention the economic and tax generated spin offs that this proposal will deposit into Hope’s tax basin. What will these jobs pay? Wage doesn’t matter at this point – employment is employment. As a taxpayer, a resident and a
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
LAST WEEK WE ASKED:
Do you support the Flying J truck stop proposal in the Flood-Hope area?
Do you support the proposal to redevelop the Giant Mascot nickel mine into an all-seasons resort?
To answer, go to the home page of our website: www.hopestandard. com
Here’s how you responded:
they say goodbye to elementary school. Thank you one and all!! Our local business stars: Bee’s Grocery, Blue Moose Cafe, Canon Cable, Cat’s Meow, Cooper’s Foods, CT Nail Passion, Driftwood Bistro, Gone Hollywood Video, Hairtrendz, Home Res-
taurant, Hope Drive-in Restaurant, Jungle Juice, Kimchi Restaurant, Lordco, Owl Street Cafe, Panago, Pharmasave, Hope & District Recreation and Cultural Services, Sharon’s Deli, Silver Chalice Pub, and Water Street Car Wash. Denyse Henderson
Yes 88% No 12%
Letters The Hope Standard welcomes letters from our readers. Typed or printed letters must be signed and should include an address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. The Standard edits letters for accuracy, taste, clarity and length. The Standard reserves the right to not publish letters.
Fundraiser was a success The newly re-opened Silver Chalice Pub was the setting for the Silver Creek Elementary fundraiser on March 24. A great burger buffet was served, games and a raffle were played, and fun was had by all. The event was held to finance the Grade 6/7 class’ dream of going to Camp Squeah for a final elementary trip before heading to high school. The event was a great success, but not without the help of parents, students and a lot of wonderful businesses who donated to the cause. Camp Squeah is now a reality! The June field trip will hold special memories for the children as
business owner in the Hope area I encourage district council to move forward and approve the re-zoning application and proposed Flying J truck stop facility. A public hearing on the application will be held on April 23, and I look forward to joining many of my fellow citizens in support of Flying J. This move forward will do nothing but promote further growth in our area. Economic growth needs to happen in order for our community to exist, sustain itself economically and compete in a global developing marketplace. In the meantime I will be there on April 23 to show my support and would encourage others to do the same. Wes Bergmann Owner, Blue Moose Café
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2nd Annual Community
Easter Sunday April 8th 9:30am - breakfast 10:30am - celebration service
Hope Pentecostal Assembly 843-5th Ave. Everyone Pastor Jim Cornock Welcome! 604-869-9717
Flowers IN Motion We are open Good Friday.
Get your fresh cut flowers for Easter! Every Tuesday & Friday for the Spring Season.
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Hope Curling Rink parking lot on 6th Ave
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$16.00 and up $3.00 $5.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $ .50 $ .50 $ .50 NON WORKING WATCHES ARE PURCHASED FOR PARTS VALUE ONLY.
$21.00 and up $5.00 $3.00 $2.00 $ .50
$30.00 and up NON-WORKING WATCHES ARE PURCHASED FOR PARTS VALUE ONLY.
$50.00 and up $75.00 and up $75.00 and up $750.00 and up
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Saturday Friday April 6 10am- -4pm 4pm Noon
Sunday Saturday April 7 11am 10am--4pm 4pm
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BMO runs soccer contest The Bank of Montreal is once again acknowledging youth soccer teams across Canada that display team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the sport. Local soccer coaches and parents can nominate their favourite youth team in the Bank of Montreal Team of
the Week contest until July 13 by logging on to BMOsoccer. com and entering an essay, photos or video to demonstrate why their team deserves to be the BMO Team of the Week. Weekly winners, selected by a panel of BMO judges, will be announced starting on April 18 and will receive
$500, track suits and a gift to local charity. Each of the winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize which includes $125,000 towards a renovation of their soccer pitch. They will be named BMO Team of the Week 2012 champion and will also receive a road trip to either a Toronto FC, Vancou-
ver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact FC or Canadian National Team home game, and a donation to a charity of the team’s choice. The selection of the BMO Team of the Week grand prize finalist will be open to the Canadian public through online voting between Aug. 13-27.
Youth team winners will be selected on a weekly basis
• Cooper’s Foods • The Driftwynd • Hope Cinema • The Blue Moose • Pharmasave • BeautiControl (Anita Parker) • Dutchie’s Bakery • Tim Hortons • Lordco • Barb Sharrers, Ed Richardson, Billie Shauer, Denise Coulas, Shirley Carlisle …Teresa Williams (The Judge) and Kim Paolini (The Mistress of Ceremonies) for supporting the 2nd Annual Friends of the Hope Library Hope Highbrow Quiz Night.
TARGETED INITIATIVE FOR OLDER WORKERS - HOPE -
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.
CHOOSE ONE: Check cardiac arrest patient’s oxygen level
Working together to help keep BC strong
Assess a six year- old with head trauma
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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PASS IT ON….Your Breast Health Has Support Regular screening can help find breast cancer early – when it’s most treatable. The BC Cancer Agency’s Screening Mammography mobile service will be in Hope on April 28, 2012.
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• Fill in the grid so that every row, every column & every 3 x 3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. • Each 3 x 3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3 x 3 box.
ANSWERS FOR PUZZLE 334
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Open at 8:30am Double & Triple Loaders Laundry Service Greyhound Depot 604-869-5522
ACROSS 1. Freud’s concerns 4. Makes a choice 8. Insane 12. Proverb 15. Witty remark 16. Shoot for grafting 17. Three-banded armadillo 18. “____ to Billie Joe” 19. Gettysburg Address word 20. Pot contribution 21. Curse 22. “____ Got You Under My Skin” 23. Silk tree 25. Maui greeting 27. Son of Zeus 28. Burn to a crisp 29. Hindu ascetic 31. Invention protection 33. Highest point 35. Six-line stanza 36. Joined by fusing
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Brad Alsup from Pilot Flying J Travel Centers The District of Hope has invested not only in hosted a (packed!) open house at the Owl Street Advantage Hope, but also in the studies that recomCafé on March 28, showing the community their mended its formation. The five-year economic plans for a truck stop at exit 168 in the Silver Creek development plan, built on public input and profesarea of Hope. A curious crowd viewed the proposed sional consultation, shows Hope’s strategic advansite plan, asked about traffic volumes, and expressed tages in transportation infrastructure. Flying J will either support or reservations on the pronot transform Hope’s economy by itself, posal among other discussions. but it is part of a broader solution that our Opportunities to develop new entercommunity can embrace. prises in the Floods area have not come Truckers, truck stops, and related to fruition in the past. Failed attempts industries are already a vital part of Hope’s litter the history of the area over the last 15 economy. Established facilities such as the years, in fact last week’s History in Hope Husky truck stop and Chevron cardlock section of The Hope Standard referenced on Flood-Hope Road employ locals and one example in 1997-1998. generate wealth for our community. TransIt is important to note that Flying J has portation equipment operators, according already invested in this proposal by paying Tyler to BC stats, make up 6.6 per cent of Hope’s for a traffic study and investigating the labour force, compared to only 3.1 per Mattheis potential water sources. This company cent in the province as a whole. Growing has a history of well-built, attractive, and the services for this important part of our profitable facilities throughout North America, and community is likely to not only retain these workers, has the desire to join our community. Its interest is but also grow the demographic. not only confirmation of our research that shows Flying J will be seen in hindsight as a significant the benefit of this area, but also encouraging as new creator of new jobs in our community, a good corconstruction on the freeway is an un-paralleled porate citizen, and symbolic of a progressive town marketing tool. The success of this venture would embracing new enterprises and opportunities. serve as a message to other transportation or light Tyler Mattheis is executive director of Advantage industrial interests to take note of the opportunities Hope, Hope’s economic development agency. He can in Hope. be reached at 604-860-0930 or info@advantagehope.
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Women ages 40-79 can book an appointment by calling 1-800-663-9203.
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Trails Crossing Friendship Centre is proud to announce the launch of Trails Crossing Employment Program. This program is dedicated to enhancing employability for Aboriginal community members of Hope. Participants will be provided with essential skills for employment while utilizing traditional teachings. Interested participants are encouraged to visit the centre located at 454 Wallace St. 604.869.9042 www.trailscrossing.com Funding provided in part by Government of Canada and
Crossword Puzzle #598
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SUNDAY, APRIL 8 AT 1PM
Silver Creek Elementary up to 10 years of age.
Please bring canned goods for the Hope Food Bank. Thank you.
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HOPE & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Supporting employers in the community for over 19 years.
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BOSTON BAR SERVICE LTD. Serving the Canyon for 23 years!
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604-867-9614 1-866-411-9614 ATTENTION CHAMBER MEMBERS This high-proﬁle advertising space can be yours. Call Pattie at 604.869.4990 for more information.
The Chamber has put out a Request For Quotes (RFQ) for the redevelopment of its website. Deadline for submission is April 16, 2012. Details and the full RFQ package are available on the Chamber website. Public Market: The Chamber is proud to support the movement afoot to get a Saturday summer market going in Hope. Planning is still in the early stages and it is not too late to get involved. Refer to the Chamber website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Administrative Assistant: The Chamber recently conducted a needs assessment and is in the process of developing a Request for Quotes (RFQ) for a new Administrative Assistant position created within the Chamber. This person would be the Chamber’s only paid staff person, working on a contract basis, to support the Chamber in its administration and initiatives.
Doug Araki, CFP
Invest in BC: Hope recently made its debut appearance in the Economic Development Association of BC’s ofﬁcial publication, Invest in BC. The magazine in currently available online at www.edabc.ca Visitor Guide: The new Visitor Guide is out and reviews are positive. Copies are available at many local businesses.
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ATTENTION CHAMBER MEMBERS This high-proﬁle advertising space can be yours. Call Pattie at 604.869.4990 for more information.
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APRIL 16 • All Candidates Meeting, Chilliwack-Hope byelection. Hope & District Mulitpurpose Room at 7pm APRIL 19 • Next Chamber meeting, location Advantage Hope, 7pm at 345 Raab St. JULY 1 • Canada Day Celebration including Strongman competition and classic car show
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Hope & District Chamber of Commerce
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April 12: 6-9pm Dinner with John Winter President and CEO of BC Chamber of Commerce April 18: 6-9pm Round Table Discussion May 4: 7am-3:30pm Leadercast Event [leadercast.hopebc.ca] May 16: 6-9pm Round Table Discussion Call 604.869.3111 or 604.860.0930 for more tickets & more info
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Hope Standard A13
FOR MINOR HOCKEY
Quiz night raises funds for library SAVE $50 tors for the second year in a row. Members of the team now have bragging rights as well as possession (at least for another year) of the prestigious Hope Highbrow Award. The Quiz Night event wrapped up another busy month for the library. We hosted a history talk (Inge Wilson and Kim Campbell on Tashme), an Alzheimer’s Deb presentation, Ireland Mother Goose sessions, Reader’s Theatre, and an e-book workshop. Children’s author Crystal Stranaghan also did a presentation at C.E. Barry and during spring break we hosted a Pi Day, storytelling day, a toolbox making workshop, and a very popular magic show. Whew! Little wonder I didn’t have much time for reading. I did, how-
ever, manage to finish two books which came highly recommended by a library patron. I love it when people suggest I ought to try this book or the other – it opens up so many more possibilities for a good read. One was Jodi Picoult’s Lone Wolf (readers of this column know I’m partial to Picoult’s ability to weave a good story from several points of view) and a great book by a Canadian author and humorist, Linwood Barclay. Last Resort: A Memoir is an autobiographical account of growing up as the child of a campground owner in Ontario. Laugh out loud moments and plenty of good reminiscing here. This coming month, watch for several collaborative programs.
Last Friday’s Annual Quiz Night at the Hope Library provided a plethora of tough trivia questions, enough coffee to float a boat, plenty of laughter and some fierce competition. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hope Library and is supported by local businesses. This year’s donors included Cooper’s Foods, Dutchies Bakery, Driftwynd Bistro, Hope Cinema, Beauti-Control, Pharmasave, Lordco, Tim Hortons, Blue Moose Cafe and others. I have to say how thankful I am for that support. The event raised enough to purchase another comfy chair for the children’s area as well as some additional funds for children’s literacy initiatives. Inge and Steve Wilson, Kim Campbell, Nat Baker, Bill Kinsella, and Colin Webber – also known as “The Quizzards” beat out their competi-
We’ve teamed up with Hope & District Recreation & Cultural Services to bring you a Volunteer Fair on April 18 (from 2-6 p.m.) during Volunteer Week. If you are interested in volunteering or want to know what services are available in your community, drop by the library. If your organization is interested in having a table, just call us and we will get that set up for you. During Arts and Culture Week, we’ve partnered with The Art Machine for another “Beautiful Oops – Art as Serendipity” workshop on April 25 at 3 p.m. “When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful” – so come play! Another program we’re co-hosting with the rec centre and Hope
Museum is the Antiques in the Attic event on Saturday, April 28 from 1-3 p.m. While all the tickets for bringing items to the appraisers are taken, it will be interesting to watch the appraisers at work. Spectators are welcome! Inge Wilson of the Hope Museum will also be on hand – and anyone (tickets or no tickets) can bring in items for her to take a look at and to discuss their historical value to Hope and area. That’s just some of the things happening at the library this month — which by the way is Poetry Month. Marianne Hyland will be presenting adults-only poetry at a Poetry Event on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. We decided to hold it during closed hours because the quiet is conducive to a good poetry reading.
HOPE & DISTRICT FIGURE SKATING CLUB
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:00pm ~ Hope Arena
ENTER TO WIN
Draw for $100 credit for next season.*
ÌÌVolunteers NeededÌÌ ( *must be present at time of draw to win )
Thanks to everyone who supported us this year.
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Proposed Fire Protection Service Area for the Community of Sunshine Valley
NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING AND VOTING OPPORTUNITIES PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING:
ADVANCED VOTING OPPORTUNITY:
GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY:
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Time: 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Location: Sunshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins, 14850 Alpine Blvd., Sunshine Valley, B.C.
Sunshine Valley Community Center, 71737 Meadow Rd.,
Sunshine Valley Community Center, 71737 Meadow Rd.,
Sunshine Valley, B.C.
Sunshine Valley, B.C
Fraser Valley Regional District Staff would like to meet with the community for the purpose of having a discussion on the proposed Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area and upcoming referendum. We are holding a public information meeting on April 14, as noted above, at which time staff will be making a presentation followed by a discussion and question and answer period. The objective of this meeting is to provide information on the proposed Sunshine Valley Fire Protection Service Area so that community members can make an informed decision at the upcoming voting opportunities. We would very much encourage attendance and participation by all community members at this meeting. For further information, please contact Chris Wilson, Electoral Area Fire Services and Programs Manager direct at 604-702-5495 (toll free at 1-800-528-0061), or by e-mail: email@example.com 4_12W_FVRD4_5446871
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CENTRES Locations across B.C. Visit one near you. WorkBCCentres.ca 1.800.663.7867 TDD: 1.800.661.8773
The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.
Money will help support local children’s literacy initiatives
• Early registration: 7:00pm, April 18th, Concession Area • Door prize: free registration • Additional entry for door prize with donation of used equipment • AGM at 8:00pm in Arena Mezzanine • Contact information visit: hopeminorhockey.com 3_12W_HMH28_5403823
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MONDAY
have four units running in Hope and have space for girls aged 4-19 years old. $56 for remainder of the
Girl Guides: We do tons of fun activities like games, crafts, camps and Àeld trips. We
year. Monday, April 9 2:45 p.m. Coquihalla Elementary School 455 6th Ave. 604-860-3482
lors: Training for volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting April 10 at 9 a.m. for three weeks.
TUESDAY Hope Seniors Peer Counsel-
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VOLKSWAGEN wants to help you deal with the New Year’s debt by giving you $10,000 CASH BACK! Pay down debt or take a vacation, the choice is yours. * With no payments til June 2012 offer, interest is accrued on loan. 2012 VW Jetta TI6152 TP29717 w/no cash back; TI9076 TP43842 w/$10000 Cash Back TI=Total interest paid; TP=Total amount ﬁnanced plus interest. No two offers can be combines. Net of all rebates. STK# JN316289
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TI = $9,244 TP = $54,169
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5 door trendline, auto, air, heated seats, excellent condition.
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84months @ 5.99% OAC
2008 JETTA 2.5 Auto, 68,000 kms. WAS: $18,995
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Auxiliary to Fraser Canyon Hospital/Fraser Hope Lodge: Members raise funds and have several events throughout the year. We also have two gift shops, one in the hospital and the other in the lodge, with beautiful handmade afghans, baby layettes, sweaters, jewelery, and cards at reasonable prices. With money raised we are able to continue purchases of large items needed for patients comfort and care. Look forward to new members joining our volunteer group. Monthly general meeting Tuesday, April 10 1 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital conference room. 1275 7th Ave. 604-869-3517 johnbirc@telus. net Hope Homelearners Group Meeting: Come and meet other homeschooling families in your community! Children and caregivers welcome. Tuesday, April 10 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-860-0308 marianne_hyland@hotmail. com
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WEDNESDAY Mon - Fri: 8:30-8:00 Sat: 8:30-6:00
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ing, discussions, and seeds and plants. Coffee will be on! Wednesday, April 11 7 p.m. Yale Library 65050 Albert St. 604-863-2279 karen.rushlow@ fvrl.bc.ca Creative Endeavors: This new exhibition at Hope Arts Gallery showcases artists from Artists At Work and runs until April 28. Hope Arts Gallery 349 Fort St. 604-860-4083 email@example.com
FRIDAY Bag Sale: Fill a grocery bag with selected books for only $10. All
proceeds stay with Pages Bookstore to help with community literacy. Friday, April 6 and 13. Pages Bookstore 780 Fraser Ave. 604-869-9947 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 5 p.m. 604-869-5402 anglican-hope@
DISTRICT OF HOPE
FLUSHING OF WATER MAINS 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
uniserve.com Hope Genealogy Club: Do you need help Ànding info on your family? Enjoy a couple of hours researching your ancestors with like minded people. Friday, April 13 10 a.m. 560 Douglas St. 604-869-5925 email@example.com
Come Ànd a good deal on children’s items and learn about child-oriented businesses. Gratefully accept-
ing rafÁe prizes from individuals and businesses who would like some exposure. Admission is 50
Lunch will be available. Saturday, April 7 10 a.m. Hope Eagles Hall 386 Fort St. 604-860-0960
Sunday June 10, 2012
Lace up for someone you love
SATURDAY Hope For Kids: Lemon Tree Events and The Hope Eagles are sponsoring this kid-oriented swap meet. Girl Guides will be face painting and Easter bunny arrives at 11 a.m.
cents, kids are free. Table rentals, admission and rafÁe money donated to Children’s Hospital after expenses.
I walk for my overall health and to stay ahead of my MS. Janelle Member, The Hopefuls
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BY- E L E C T I O N Get ready to vote. In the April 19, 2012 by-election, Chilliwack-Hope voters will vote for their Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Voting Opportunities There are many voting opportunities in B.C. Here are some of your options: Advance Voting Available to all eligible voters at any advance voting location from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 to Saturday, April 14. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. General Voting Available to all eligible voters at any general voting location from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2012. Other Voting Options Available to all eligible voters at the district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012. You can also request a Vote by Mail package from your district electoral office or through the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca.
Bring Identification All voters need to prove their identity and current residential address to receive a ballot or to register when voting. Any one of the following is acceptable:
• B.C. driver’s licence • B.C. Identification card • Certificate of Indian Status If you don’t have any of the above, bring two documents that together prove your identity and current residential address. A list of acceptable types of ID is available at www.elections.bc.ca or at 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free). Voters without identification can be vouched for by a voter in their electoral district who does have the necessary identification, by a family member, or by someone who has the legal authority to make personal care decisions for the voter.
Voting Places Where to Vote cards will be sent to registered voters to identify their assigned voting place. If you are unable to vote at your assigned voting place, you may vote at any other voting place. Take the card with you when you go to vote. Any Questions? For further information visit Elections BC’s website at www.elections.bc.ca or phone 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free). Or contact your District Electoral Officer: #21 - 5725 Vedder Rd Chilliwack, BC V2R 3N4 Phone: 604-824-8364 Fax: 604-824-8371 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The following persons have been nominated as candidates for the Chilliwack-Hope by-election.
Chilliwack-Hope Electoral District Candidate’s Name:
Lewis Clarke Dahlby Libertarian
Paul Geddes 703-1180 Falcon Dr, Coquitlam, BC, V3E 2K7
John Martin BC Conservative Party
Elbert Brooks 68-44523 McLaren Dr, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 0C2
Gwen O’Mahony BC NDP
Lakhvinder Jhaj 27715 Fraser Hwy, Abbotsford, BC, V4X 1M3
Laurie Throness BC Liberal Party
Joseph Bruno 311-44500 South Sumas Rd, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 5M3
Sacha Peter 173-5810 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 1C4
General Voting Places:
Advance Voting Places:
District Electoral Office: 21-5725 Vedder Rd Chilliwack, BC (604) 824-8364
Agassiz Agricultural Assn Hall 6800 Pioneer Ave, Kent, BC
Harrison Mills Comm Hall 1995 School Rd, Kent, BC
Ryder Lake Fire Hall 49285 Elk View Rd, Chilliwack, BC
Agassiz Agricultural Assn Hall 6800 Pioneer Ave, Kent, BC
Canyon Lanes Bowling Alley 47585 Trans-Canada Hwy, Boston Bar, BC
Head of the Lake School 28 In-Shuck-Ch Fsr, Skookumchuck, BC
Silver Creek Elem School 63832 School Rd, Hope, BC
Canyon Lanes Bowling Alley 47585 Trans-Canada Hwy, Boston Bar, BC
Chilliwack Fish & Game Protective Assn 48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack, BC
Mt. Slesse Middle School 5871 Tyson Rd, Chilliwack, BC
Tzeachten First Nations Hall 45855 Promontory Rd, Chilliwack, BC
Royal Canadian Legion 228 344 Fort St, Hope, BC
Cultus Lake Comm School 71 Sunnyside Blvd, Cultus Lake, BC
Promontory Heights Comm School 46200 Stoneview Dr, Chilliwack, BC
Watson Elem School 45305 Watson Rd, Chilliwack, BC
Twin Rinks Arena 5745 Tyson Rd, Chilliwack, BC
East Chilliwack Elem School 49190 Chilliwack Central Rd, Chilliwack, BC
Rosedale Traditional Comm School 50850 Yale Rd, Chilliwack, BC
Yale Comm Centre 65050 Albert St, Yale, BC
Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall 290 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Royal Canadian Legion 228 344 Fort St, Hope, BC
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Local teen competes for scholarship Donavan John helps Fraser Valley East team finish tournament in first place
Barry Stewart Hope Standard
Good sportsmanship and an honest effort at school have paid off for a local midget hockey player. Seventeen-year-old Donavan John has played for Hope & District Minor Hockey since he was five years old and he’s in his graduating year from midget hockey – and from public school. His achievement at school and his clean style of hockey play caught the eye of his team manager, Rina Piovesan, who encouraged Donavan to apply for the second annual PCAHA Fraser Valley midget C scholarship tournament. “Rina told me about the tournament and asked if I’d want to go in it,” said Donavan on Monday. “I agreed right on the spot and she nominated me, some time before Christmas.” The tournament is open to 17-year-old midget-level hockey players who are in good standing in their high school courses. Sportsmanship is also a key requirement, so any player who has been handed a match penalty or a gross misconduct in the season is ineligible, as is any player with excessive penalty minutes. No problem for Donavan. “I barely got over 10 minutes in penalties in about 20 league games,” he said. For some players, that would be an average per week. Considering that Donavan is a defenceman – charged with keeping the attacking players at bay – such a low penalty count is even more remarkable. “Your academics are important, too,” added Donavan, who has already been accepted to Thompson River University (TRU) next year. The Fraser Valley was split into four teams: North, East and two from the West, with Donavan joining 16 other players on the East squad for the tournament which ran
BARRY STEWART / THE STANDARD
Seventeen-year-old Donavan John represented Hope & District Minor Hockey at the Fraser Valley midget C scholarship tournament last month. The defenseman helped his Fraser Valley East team to a first-place finish.
from March 12 to 17. “We had three practices together, then we were notified by email that I had been chosen as assistant captain, which was pretty cool.”
Each team had $500 in scholarship money up for grabs. “During each game, every player from each team was ranked on a one to five scale, with five being good,” explained Donavan. “The top player from each team won a $500 scholarship.” Sadly, it wasn’t him. “But, we won first place,” he said, beaming as he held up his engraved medal. “We won all four games.” Last weekend, the John family traveled to Merritt for the Team BC tryouts for the National Aboriginal Games, which will be held in Saskatoon. “There were over 80 players, from age 14 to 18, trying out for it,” said Donavan. “They said they could only keep 22 or 24 and unfortunately, I was cut.” “I was cheering for Donavan,” piped in his younger brother Kaleb. “I was saying ‘Go, Donavan, go!’” Donavan’s mom Tanya said, “I’m really proud of Donavan for making the scholarship team and trying his best. I’m also proud of his trying out for Team BC and even though he didn’t make it, I’m sure there’s something even better waiting for him.” “There are opportunities that are always there,” added Donavan’s dad Shane, who has been his coach every year, “and you should always keep striving for the highest level – and be able to keep your head held high, when faced with adversity.” Donavan looks forward to next year, when he can try out for the TRU team that plays other universities in the province. ***** Hope Arena will be taken over by atom-aged players from Abbotsford and Mission for a two-day hockey clinic this Saturday and Sunday. The entire rec centre will be closed for staff holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday and the arena ice will be removed starting Tuesday.
Swinging into golf season Spring has arrived at Hope Golf Club and Tony Kuk kicked off the first day of the season with a hole in one on Sunday. Club members are preparing for a busy year of events. On April 4, men’s night begins with nine holes of golf followed by a brief meeting to discuss the start of a team league. Tee time is at 4 p.m. followed by a burger bar for dinner. Sunday brunch is also back by popular demand on April 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – reservations are recommended. April 26 is junior information night. The junior league starts May 3 for golfers aged 4-17. This year the 9 and Dine Luau Night takes place on April 27. Wear your grass skirt to the event and organizers will provide a lei. SUBMITTED PHOTO
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Saturdays April 21 – May 19 9:30am-10:30am 16 yrs+ $25
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Date: April 20 – June 8 (Fridays) Da April 21 – June 9 (Saturdays) April 22 – June 10 (Sundays) Tim Ti Time: 6:00-8:00pm (Fridays) 1:00-3:00pm (Sat/Sun) Age: 4 months+ Cost: $30 - $60 Ag
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IN MEMORIAM GIFTS
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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS FUNERAL HOMES
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In Memory of
May 19, 1993 - April 3, 2007
When we close our eyes We see you, When we open our eyes We miss you. Love you forever and a day, but miss you more. Grams, Uncle & Susan, Missy, Auntie & Kylie
Clarence Elmer LaBar passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Friday, March 23, 2012 at Fraser Hope Lodge. He was born on July 27, 1926 in Lucky Lake , Sask., the youngest of three sons. As a young man he attended the Saskatoon Technical School and obtained his qualifications as a carpenter. He married Diana Rose Buckle in Dec. of 1951 and they moved to BC and started their family. On his arrival in Hope he worked for Canyon Towing. They moved to Port Coquitam for 3 years and then moved back to Hope to work for Canyon Log Drive which was later purchased by Riv-Tow where he continued to work for 3 years. Then he started Dogwood Enterprises and worked for many years as a self-employed carpenter. Those who knew him appreciated his integrity, his quiet strength and his unique sense of humour. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and grand-father and a loyal friend to many people. He was predeceased by his parents, Enos and Ester LaBar, and both brothers, Roy and Verne LaBar. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 60 years Rose, his three children; David (Elaine) of Kamloops, Marina of Prince George, and Glen (Rosalinda) of Rocky Mnt. House AB., three grandchildren; Jennifer LaBar-Howatt (Neil) of Kamloops, Jonathan LaBar of Kamloops, and Jessica LaBar of Edmonton, AB., and two great-granddaughters; Hayley and Megan Howatt of Kamloops. He will also be lovingly remembered by his sister-inlaw and brother-in-law Isobel and George Karst of Hope and numerous nieces and nephews. At Clarence’s request there will not be a funeral. A family graveside service was held on Friday, March 30, 2012. The family would like to thank Dr. Greggain, Dr. Adams and the staff at Fraser Hope Lodge for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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Apr. 7,1962 - May 31,2000 “Sadly missed, forever loved.” Mom, Dad, Trevor, Jaegar & Anastasia
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CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS
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Hospice Coordinator The Fraser Canyon Hospice Society in Hope, BC has an opening for a Hospice Coordinator for their volunteer based program. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Coordinator will be responsible for the administration of the Hospice program according to set goals and services. Services include volunteer development and training, patient/ client care, bereavement programs and all other programs offered by the Society. The ideal candidate will be a team player with a combination of post-secondary education and experience in a health care setting. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience/education in end of life care. Computer proficiency and facilitating workshops will be required; a reliable vehicle for travel is necessary plus valid BC driver’s license; Criminal Record Check is required for this position. Work week is 35 hours; hourly wage is negotiable according to qualifications; start date is May 7, 2012. Complete job description available by e-mail request to email@example.com No phone calls please. Closing date for applications is April 23, 2012 Please send applications and resumes to above e-mail address and indicate in Subject line Resume or mail to: Personnel Committee, Attn: Pat Besse Fraser Canyon Hospice Society 1275 - 7th Avenue, Hope, BC V0X 1L4
FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
Those applicants who are not contacted by April 26, 2012 are thanked for their interest.
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RYAN B’s General Contracting: Gutter Cleaning, Vinyl Siding Cleaning, Pressure Washing, and Exterior Painting. Free estimates. Ryan (778) 919 - 7926. R_B@telus.net
ALLSYS IT, new computer sales & service. 604-869-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605
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
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
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Class 109 Career Opportunities! Why not make your dream a reality?
The Hope & District Chamber of Commerce is seeking quotes for the design and development of their new website. Interested candidates can find the detailed RFQ, including how to appy, at:
Advertising Sales Consultant The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong beneﬁt package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, April 20, 2012 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to email@example.com No phone calls please.
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Only candidates who meet the requirements will be considered. No phone calls please. 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. 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. To apply or for more information please contact Sea to Sky Park services Ltd at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 1-604-986-2267 or visit our website at www.seatoskyparks.com 03/12T_SSP6
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Hope Standard A21 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281
$36/HOUR. Local lic’d Plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call (778)549-2234 BLUE’S PLUMBING, got the plumbing blues? Call (604)750-0159
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
LLOYD’S UTILITIES, gas, oil & propane furnaces, class A gas fitter. (604)869-0400 or (604)869-1111 SHIELDTEC heating & air, licensed, insured, & bonded. Seamus Shields (604)750-0131
HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743. Homesense@shaw.ca MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions
OF Home (604)501-9290
MISC. FOR SALE
• 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
ROGER’S UPHOLSTERY, furniture, windows, fabric, in-home & online estimates. Call 604-860-0939
GLEN TRAUN LANDSCAPING, Commercial & Residential yard maintenance. Call 604-869-2767
MOVING & STORAGE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
HOUSES FOR SALE
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 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 & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com 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
Wii Console & games, $99. Wii Fit Plus & balance board $50. or both for $125. Call (604)860-4935
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
2009 DODGE RAM 3500
Awning, 3 burner w/oven, microwave, dinette booth, A/C & more! $21,995(Stk# 33437) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087
Short box, reg. cab, pwr. windows/locks, AM/FM/CD, trailer tow pkg. $39,995(Stk# 27776)
2007 Resort 240RKS
KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:
www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. www.sawmilllanding.com firstname.lastname@example.org 1.902.522.2343
DSI water heater, microwave, A/C, two entry doors, rear kitchen, dinette slide and more! $15,995(Stk# 332262) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
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
Coquihalla Courts 1030 3rd Ave. 1 Bdrm apt. $575 F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail Now. Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077 Or Rachael 604 860 0803
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
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 New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960. Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: www.kiawest.com (click credit approval) SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com
CARS - DOMESTIC
1995 Chev Lumina Sedan, 3.1V6, all power, air, c/d player, mags, $1695 obo. (604)792-6367 2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, AirCared, good tires, $3000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251
HOMES FOR RENT
BOSTON BAR, large 5 bdrm 2 bath house, with orchard & garden, recently reno’d, at end of quiet cul-desac, with great neighbours, affordable country living, great for retirees or those on fixed income. $650/mon + util. N/P, no drugs, N/S, no partying. Call (604)8699069 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. 2 bdrm with garage/shop. Central location. Completely reno’d. new appl. $850/mon. 604-860-5500
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 The Scrapper
2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $4300 firm. 604-538-9257. 2011 Chevy Aveo, auto, a/c, hatch back, like new, drk. grey, 320km $9800, 604-793-9658
1983 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE. Low mileage, V6, original paint, $3,500 obo. Phone 604-820-7838.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
VACANT PAD FOR RENT. The pad will accommodate a home up to 14 x 64. Call 604-869-7641
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. www.hopeautobody.ca Call (604)869-5244
2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5500 obo 604-780-8404
HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
HOPE, 759 4TH AVE, retail space, approx 500 sq.ft., $540.80/mon incl. hst, hot water & garbage. Call (604)869-9763
9½ft Vanguard camper, new fridge. $700. Call 604-888-6042.
Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
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. now, $625/mo 604-869-5288/858-7620
2008 TOYOTA TUNDRA. Automatic, 4 X 4. Mint condition. $18,900. 778-878-5518
The Stonecroft 2350 Westerly Street
604-869-1212 or 604-869-2139
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 512
2007 Cougar 276RLS
Bright 1050sf. 2 Bdrm. 2 Bath, Top Floor, South East Corner. Exc. Cond. 2 Secure U/Ground Prkg. Spaces, Gas F/P, in-suite lndry. Residential Manager On Site. $199,000.
Adult complex, fridge, stove, N/P, drapes, laundry facilities. Ref’s req’d.
Rottweiler Pups- PUREBRED, tails, dewclaws, shots, vet checked Health guarantee. Ready April 6th $650. to $1,000, 604 460 0804.
3 SPEED TRICYCLE, almost new condition, $375 firm. Call (604)8692855
Long box, crew cab, 4x4, power mirrors, camper pkg. reverse vehicle aid. $33,695 (Stk#23366)
ABBOTSFORD CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER
1 BEDROOM APT
PUGS, fawn, 2 male, 2 female. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $500. (604)796-2727/799-2911
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND PUPS. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready now! 604-823-2259 email@example.com
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
HOPE, 1bdrm apartment $425/mo + util., D/D req. no pets, senior preferred. Call (604)869-9763
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
SPRINGER/LAB cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, $350. Call 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.
HOPE, 1 & 2 BEDROOM APT., for rent $500 - $600, Park Royal, heat & hot water inc., balcony, 55, NP, NS. Best Loc Hope. Ref’s required. Call (604)860-0236 Linda or (604) 825-1444
Cocker spaniel pups – purebred, no papers 1st shots, dewormed, ready to go now. $600. Call 604-888-0832
SHIH TZU PUPPIES, Male & Female. 1st shots. Tricolor $450. 604-465-4305
2003 Salem Light:
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
LAB PUPPIES, chocolate & black healthy, family raised. Parents on site. $625. Vet ✔, 1st shots 604755-1364 firstname.lastname@example.org
www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
TRUCKS & VANS 2008 FORD F-350
Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
AUTO FINANCING Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.
Jack Russell pups, cute, short, stocky, smooth coat, tail doc, deworm, 1st shot. $600. 604-798-9233
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
HOMES FOR RENT
**HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348.
PRECISION EXTERIORS, roofing, siding, windows, doors and more. WCB insured. Call (604)750-8025
FRASER CANYON GLASS, for all your glass repairs, windshields domestic & imports. (604)869-9514
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
SPRING CLEANING!! WINDOWS, GUTTERS, LAWN & GARDEN, VEHICLES & MORE! All products and services provided are environmentally friendly. Young, local couple. 604-869-1490
HOPE, older home, 2 bdrm w/ den, 4 appl., sm dog OK, $750. Call (604)860-5500
Tree removal done RIGHT!
ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064
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.
PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $550/obo. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
2002 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE 4 door. White 187,000 kms. $7700. Call 604-541-9129. 2004 HONDA CIVIC DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,103K Great cond! $7900. 604-626-8894 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA, 114 km, loaded, p/sun roof, all maint. done, exc. cond. $6,300. 604-836-5931. 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA, 4 dr, loaded, 82kms, local, exc. cond., $7,800 obo. Call 604-596-9970. 2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $21,500: 9000k.778-895-7570/604-836-5931 2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4dr sedan, loaded, 25,000km, $11,895, ex cond. 604-793-5520 (5961)
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
Shop from home, take a walk through the CLASSIFIEDS! www.bcclassiﬁed.com 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2001 TOYOTA RAV4 AWD 4 cyl 4dr, recently Aircared, $8000 obo (604)820-7669 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6800 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2005 Mazda Tribute, 4 cyl, 125,00k, dark grey, a/c, CD, keyless entry, $9000. Call (604)858-5969
TRUCKS & VANS
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. $6450 Abby. (604)556-4242 2008 Mazda B4000 SE+, gold/grey, 48K, auto, all options, like new, $13,900, N.Delta, 778-855-3097
1998 FORD CONTOUR 4dr auto full load ST#209 $1495 1996 DODGE CARAVAN Grand 7 pass, auto ST# 210 $1495 1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto sdn Aircare ST#152 $1995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr, auto AirCare ST#182 $2995 1996 ACURA TL 4dr auto, leather, fully loaded ST#177 $2995 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 2002 CHEV CAVALIER 4dr auto sdn st#208 $3995 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto st#203 $3995 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 2004 GMC 2500HD 4x4 auto quad cab long box st#204 $7,900 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2005 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#134 $10,900 2001 FORD F350 Dually 4X4 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2007 FORD RANGER 4X4 auto super cab st#193 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 CAB 4X4 auto diesel ST# 17 $15,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2007 FORD F350 crew cab Lariat 4X4 auto diesel ST#200 $17,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X$ auto diesel ST#164 $17,995
33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038
A22 Hope Standard, Wednesday, April 4, 2012
NOTICE OF OTHER VOTING NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR SCRUTINEERS
FLEA MARKET Ladies Auxiliary
NO ﬂea market April 8 next one May 13 our Mother’s Day event
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 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:
When you advertise your sale in the paper you will receive the following: • garage sale signs • stickers, balloons & information sheet
all for only $1474
“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.”
VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS The ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY(AVO) will be held on:
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.
CALL 604-869-2421 TO GET YOURS IN THE PAPER ANSWERS FOR PUZZLE 597 CROSSWORD
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 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.
PUBLIC INPUT INVITED
Proposed changes to Visual Quality Objectives within the Chilliwack Forest District The Chilliwack Forest District will be establishing updated Visual Quality Objectives (VQOs) for the Fraser Timber Supply Area (TSA) as per Section 7 (1)(2) of the Government Actions Regulation (GAR) process under the Forest and Range Practices Act. Act. Changes to VQOs are expected to reﬂect current information gather through an updated Visual Landscape Inventory accepted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO). Portions of the following scenic areas are proposed for changes: Alouette Stave Lake, Lake, Lake LakeErrock, Errock,Chehalis ChehalisLake, Lake,Nahatlatch Harrison Lake, Stave Lake, Nahatlatch Valley, Pittand River, Coquihalla Hope Valley, Pitt River, Coquihalla Hope Princetonand Highway Princeton Highway Corridors. Draft maps showing the Corridors. Draft maps showing the proposed changes are proposed from changes are available available the district websitefrom at: the district website at: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/DCK/external/!publish/VQO/ http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/ftp/DCK/external/!publish/VQO/ Comments received on or before June 1st, 2012 will be considered in the ﬁnal preparation of the Order, planned to take effect on or after June 29th, 29th, 2012. 2012. Please submit any comments in writing to the District Manager, Chilliwack District Ofﬁce at 46360 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1A5. If you have any questions about the proposed VQO changes, please contact Jack Sweeten, Acting Stewardship Ofﬁcer, email: Jack.Sweeten@gov.bc.ca ph: 604 702-5700. 4_12W_MOF4_55412350
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 • email@example.com 03/12O_FVRD28
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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Highwater Power Corp. of Vancouver, BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operation for a disposition of crown land (File No: 2410201) for a water power project situated on Provincial Crown land located at Log Creek.
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?”
VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS 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.
Comments concerning this application should be directed to the Senior Land Ofﬁcer at 200-10428 153rd Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations until (April 26th, 2012). Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations may not consider comments received after this date. Please vist the Applications and Reasons for Decisions Database website at www.arfd. gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofﬁce.
Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Highwater Power Corp. of Vancouver, BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operation for a disposition of crown land (File No: 2410202) for a water power project situated on Provincial Crown land located at Log Creek.
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 Comments concerning this application should be directed to the Senior Land Ofﬁcer at 200-10428 153rd Street, Surrey, BC V3R 1E1. Comments will be received by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations until (April 26th, 2012). Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations may not consider comments received after this date. Please vist the Applications and Reasons for Decisions Database website at www.arfd. gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations regional ofﬁce.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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