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New Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O’Mahony (centre) celebrates her byelection victory with B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix and MLA Carole James on Thursday at Bravo Restaurant in Chilliwack. O’Mahony garnered 41.55 per cent of the vote, followed by Liberal Laurie Throness with 32.12 per cent.

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Gwen O’Mahony is heading to Victoria to represent ChilliwackHope. The NDP candidate garnered 41.55 per cent of the vote in Thursday’s byelection, followed by Liberal Laurie Throness with 32.12 per cent, BC Conservative John Martin with 25.32, and Libertarian Lewis

Clarke Dahlby with 1.01. The preliminary voting results show that 14,013 ballots were cast. “I’m overjoyed and completely honoured to be voted in as the next MLA for this area,” said O’Mahony, to a large crowd of NDP supporters that packed into Bravo Restaurant in Chilliwack on Thursday night. “I’m humbled by the amount of support. It was exciting to see that we started out strong in the polls

and maintained it.” O’Mahony pointed out that her journey to victory started three years ago when she first ran for the NDP in Chilliwack-Hope. Since then she’s been inspired by former federal NDP leader Jack Layton, who was elected as an MP on his third campaign. “I carried his message of not giving up despite what you’re being told,” said O’Mahony.

“I’ve got a year and a bit to show myself and prove myself. I know that trust and respect is something that is earned and not given away. I can’t wait to get to work for this wonderful community.” Looking ahead, O’Mahony said her first priority will be trying to establish an office in Hope and Chilliwack to increase accessibility with constituents. Continued on 3

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The Tikwalus Heritage Trail officially opened last Friday in the Fraser Canyon. Canadian senators Lillian Quan Dyck and Vivienne Poy joined Spuzzum First Nation, New Pathways to Gold Society, and the Hope Mountain Centre to celebrate the completion of the $98,000 project to restore the 12-kilometre loop on Lake Mountain. The trailhead is located one kilometre north of Alexandra Bridge on Highway 1. The project is a part of New Pathways Heritage Trails Program, which is provincially funded by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Investment. It is also federally supported by Western Economic Diversification, Canadian Heritage, and National Trails Coalition. Improvements to the Tikwalus Heritage Trail include a refurbished campsite, six new geocache locations, and the installation of eight interpretive signs showcasing the historical influence of


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revamped information kiosk, new picnic tables, wheelchair accessible washrooms, enhanced interpretive signs and trail upgrades. Repairs to Alexandra Bridge are also in the works. Built for automobiles in 1926, the current bridge replaced the original wagon bridge of 1863. The structure requires repairs to bring it up to current building standards capable of carrying maintenance vehicles. Deterioration of cement and caps on the bridge towers that hold the cables in place specially need to be addressed. Terry Raymond, co-chair of New Pathways, said the recent assessment released by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure noted that the bridge is safe to walk across but requires work in order to protect and preserve the structure. The repairs are estimated to cost $5-9 million.


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Nations guides to show him the Tikwalus Heritage Trail in June 1847. The company expanded the trail into a “horse portage” and in 1848 sent the annual brigade down the rugged trail. Lack of food for the horses and the difficult water crossings resulted in 70 horses and 22 valuable packs being lost. The HBC abandoned the trail in favour of a route between Hope and Princeton. A decade after the fur trade disaster, more than 30,000 gold seekers arrived in the Fraser Canyon and the trail was used to get pack trains from Spuzzum to Boston Bar. By 1863, the Cariboo Wagon Road was built and replaced with the Tikwalus Heritage Trail. Upgrades to the trail are part of a larger restoration project for Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park. The next stage will focus on the Highway 1 pullout and include a


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Spuzzum First Nation Chief Jim Hobart unveiled the new Tikwalus Heritage Trail sign at the trailhead last Friday in the Fraser Canyon.

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O’Mahony was joined by provincial NDP Leader Adrian Dix, who noted the byelection was about presenting positive ideas and respecting voters. “Here in Chilliwack-Hope you’re going to see a change in representation. You’re going to see someone who fights for the people of this community,” he said. “People came to the NDP who had never voted NDP before and that’s why we won (this byelection). We ran a positive campaign about things that mattered to people, like training for young people, appropriate and respectful care for seniors, and a better economy with better jobs.” Martin conceded defeat just before 9:30 p.m. He later stopped by the NDP gathering at Bravo Restaurant shortly after 10 p.m. to congratulate O’Mahony and Dix on their win. Earlier in the night, he told supporters that while this battle may be lost, the fight is far from over. Martin said the BC Conservatives are keeping their eyes on the bigger prize. “The public has spoken clearly that they want change,” he told supporters at campaign headquarters, just over an hour after polls closed. “The beneficiary of that change is the NDP ... and we have no sour grapes whatsoever.” He said the gains they were


Truls Asdal updates the voting results on Thursday night in Hope as polling stations reported into Elections BC. The local NDP campaign office was filled with supporters cheering on Gwen O’Mahony, who was later declared byelection winner.

able to make in the past few months show just how far the once-down and out provincial Conservatives have come. “We have come so far in so short a time,” he said, and they are now going to be getting ready for “the big show in 13 months.” Martin rejected suggestions the Conservatives and Liberals split the vote. “This is a democracy. Every vote is a split,” he said, “unless you’re in North Korea.” BC Conservative leader John Cummins met with reporters early in the evening at Martin’s campaign headquar-

ters. He said if the Conservatives can hold onto 20 to 25 per cent of the votes in Chilliwack-Hope, they have a good chance at success in the next general election. “It shows we’re a solid, established, force to be reckoned with when elections come again in 13 months,” he said. The time between this byelection and the next election will give the revitalized party a chance to get “better organized on the ground,” he added. “I think we have come a long way in the year.”

But former ChilliwackFraser Canyon MP Chuck Strahl, no stranger to conservative in-fighting at the federal level, said “it’s not like the BC Conservatives are on a roll” and have supplanted the BC Liberals as the voice of conservative voters. “They came in third — there’s a message there,” he said. He said small-c conservatives must find a way to heal the divisions between the two parties, or face more NDP victories. “It’s got to be done or else the NDP will consistently get 40-45 per cent of the vote and they will win,” he said. BC Liberal candidate Laurel Throness agreed. “There has to be a coalition or else we will get the NDP and perhaps this (byelection loss) is a demonstration, an object lesson for the rest of B.C., about what happens when you split the vote,” he said. “Perhaps it might spur some kind of a unity movement. I hope it does.” Throness also urged the government to continue its free-enterprise policies in order to win the next provincial election. “We are the party that led they way to a balanced budgets and to lower taxes in Canada, good health and social programs,” he said. “I think the people of B.C. will affirm that in May 2013.”

Wanted man arrested in Hope with stolen vehicle A 45-year-old man from Britannia Beach has been arrested for possession of stolen property in Hope. An RCMP officer was conducting traffic duties in the Richmond Hill area of Flood-Hope Road on April 18 at about 12:30 p.m., when he was approached by a man looking for a good place to have breakfast before heading out of town. Staff Sgt. Suki Manj said the officer’s in-

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A4 Hope Standard, Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Teachers vote to ban extracurricular help

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Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) could affect everything from high school graduation ceremonies to upcoming sports events. Meanwhile, a decision of B.C.’s Labour Relations Board has ordered unionized teachers to prepare second-term report cards immediately, something some had resisted as part

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ban extracurricular activities will divide teachers, punish students and leave parents overseeing functions like grad ceremonies. “My hope is that the BCTF will not take any opportunity to insert socalled moral suasion to keep teachers from volunteering,” Abbott said. “It’s their personal decision. And I don’t believe it’s appropriate for the BCTF to be trying to interfere in that. This is going to be a big issue for them if they try to do that.” Abbott also defended his choice of a mediator in the dispute, Dr. Charles Jago, who the BCTF alleges is biased. “I could have asked the Dalai Lama,” Abbott said, adding he likely would have drawn the same complaints. He said he hopes teachers sit down and negotiate through Jago. If talks with the BCTF fail to reach a mediated settlement, Abbott said, the government would likely legislate a two-year contract, ending June 30, 2013. Abbott said he can’t guarantee that the dispute won’t disrupt the start of the school year next fall. The action plan approved by the BCTF membership also calls for a public awareness campaign to mobilize public opposition to Bill 22, a possible future vote on a full withdrawal of services and work in advance of the May 2013 election.

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Snowpack elevates flood risk Jeff Nagel Black Press

There’s a higher risk of flooding on the lower Fraser River this year because of heavier-thanusual snowpacks across central and northern B.C. that have been slow to melt due to a cold spring. All the major tributary basins that feed the Fraser have above average snowpacks, and the entire watershed holds 31 per cent more snow than usual, according to the latest readings from B.C.’s River Forecast Centre.

“That is about the fifth or sixth highest reading we’ve seen for the Fraser for this time of year,” said centre head Dave Campbell. “It’s something we see about once every 10 or 12 years.” He said this is the second straight year of a La Nina weather pattern, which tends to cause cool and wet weather in late winter and spring, bolstering snowpacks. Some parts of the watershed are actually at record snow levels – the Nechako is 65 per cent above normal and the upper

Fraser basin is 52 per cent higher than usual. Those two basins supply a third of the flow that comes to the lower Fraser Valley. Whether high water actually threatens to top Fraser River dikes will depend heavily on spring weather patterns in May and June and how quickly all that snow upcountry melts and flows downstream. Campbell said a worst case scenario would be continued cool weather for several weeks followed by a heat wave, especially if heavy rains are added to the mix.


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Sad times for students

These are not good times for those teachers who dedicate their time to sports teams, drama clubs and other important extracurricular school activites. It’s worse still, for the students who devote themselves to these pursuits, and in them, find true enjoyment and even scholastic benefit such as scholarships. Thanks to the BC Teachers’ Federation and its members who gave their voting support last week, the remainder of this school year is now a washout for thousands of young athletes and a wide variety of school clubs. After last week’s vote in support of the withdrawal of all extracurricular activities by teachers, even high school graduation and prom activities are in question. Parents may be able to step up and save the latter, without the participation of teachers. We sincerely hope so, since it would be an immense travesty if some students had one of the most important events of their public education experience taken from them by a union intent on twisting the government’s will to its agenda. The BCTF refrain that “it’s about the kids” rings hollow with this latest manoeuver, which just punishes kids, as well as the teachers who made a commitment to those young people at the start of the school year. Not enough can be said about the courageous few – who are willing to keep running their extracurricular activities despite the vote. Every teacher should have that choice, without pressure from union or colleagues. After all, they’re volunteering, aren’t they? Black Press

Imagining an NDP government in B.C. B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher NDP victories in two byelections bring the standings in the legislature to 46 B.C. Liberals, 36 NDP and three independents, one of whom has pledged allegiance to the B.C. Conservatives. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins put a brave face on his third-place finish in Port MoodyCoquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope. Even in bedrock conservative Fraser Valley farm country, in a protest byelection with a high-profile candidate, the B.C. Conservatives managed to attract just enough to deliver a landmark NDP seat. The NDP was helped by the absence of the B.C. Green Party on the byelection ballots, with most of its five-per-cent support from 2009

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presumably going to the winners. Cummins said his party’s goal going into the Port MoodyCoquitlam vote, with an unknown candidate and a handful of volunteers, was to break 10 per cent. They got 15 per cent and he declared a moral victory. Cummins rejected a possible merger with the “discredited” B.C. Liberals. Premier Christy Clark was equally emphatic that she will be the leader of the “free enterprise coalition” in the 2013 election. So the stage is set for an NDP majority government. What will that look like? Well, Port Moody mayor-turnedMLA Joe Trasolini has a wealth of local government experience, so pencil him in as municipal affairs minister. A long-time supporter of the B.C. Liberals, Trasolini should clarify if he endorses the NDP constitution, which still opposes all profit-making activity. He’s not the only high-profile newcomer likely to be included in


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an Adrian Dix cabinet. New NDP candidates from union executive ranks will likely include long-time Hospital Employees’ Union president Judy Darcy. She no longer talks about bringing a “Marxist analysis” to

Then we have B.C.’s third-largest political party, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation... economic matters. Darcy is now best known for leading the long court battle against the B.C. Liberal government’s contract-breaking legislation of 2002. The eventual decision of the Supreme Court of Canada basically invented a constitutional right to

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collective bargaining. (The high court could also ponder if there might be a right not to belong to a union, but that’s another story.) Then there’s George Heyman, the long-time B.C. Government Employees’ Union president. After leaving the BCGEU, Heyman has taken a turn as executive director of Sierra Club B.C., a branch plant of the U.S. enviro-machine that works against B.C. forest, mining, power and petroleum development. These folks would be working with Stephen Howard, who went from senior positions at the BCGEU and CUPE to his current role as Dix’s chief of staff. Dix, of course, benefited from the sudden ouster of Carole James, who made the mistake of trying to loosen big labour’s grip on the NDP and modernize some of its quaint 1930s notions. Then we have B.C.’s thirdlargest political party, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, which has

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already confirmed it will continue its long campaign to replace the B.C. Liberals with the NDP next year. Such a team brings impressive experience, but unfortunately for taxpayers, much of that experience has been in extracting money from the public treasury. And if recent B.C. history is any guide, this fundamental conflict of interest will receive little or no media attention in the months to come. Instead, the conventional wisdom will be that voters want “change.” Correction: Last week’s column referred to the 1971 Greenpeace campaign against atmospheric nuclear testing. That protest boat was directed at a U.S. nuclear test off Alaska, not a Soviet test as stated. Subsequent Greenpeace protests targeted the Soviet slaughter of grey whales, and the last atmospheric nuclear tests, conducted by France in the South Pacific.


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Harper reckless with tax dollars

Byelection results offer promise of needed political change It gives me great hope in the foreseeable future to see that the good people of the two provincial ridings used their power to vote and are demanding political change that we desperately need in B.C. The people have spoken and have sent a clear message to Victoria that major change is coming. The days of the arrogance and the self serving and opportunistic attitudes of the BC Liberals is clearly coming to an end. The days of taking care of one per cent of the population of this province are winding down. The populace of this province has had enough and now is forcing change by rejecting the right-wing agenda, which is absolutely useless to 99 per cent of British Columbians. There is a lineup of present and former right wing politicans saying “vote splitting” is to blame for the NDP win-

ning both byelections. Well, that just goes to show that these people are totally disrespecting the wishes and rights of each individual who voted against the BC Liberal party. The vote is the only power we have as an ordinary citizen/taxpayer and if the right wingers are not pleased the way each person votes in an election, who cares. I chalk that up to a bunch of very sore losers. Shame on them. The days of Premier Clark’s so called “free enterprise” government are coming to an end. We need a government that is willing to work for all sectors of the population; and that’s everyone from the dirt poor to the filthy rich. The BC Liberals have only provided that service to the rich and themselves and their insider friends. This government has been the classic example for all the good people of BC of how not

to provide proper governance. It’s time to install a government that is willing and able to work for all the people of BC and not just the one per cent. I am really hoping when the government gets soundly defeated in next year’s designated provincial election that the new government will call a public inquiry into several unscrupulous activities of this Liberal regime. The truth needs to come out; the people have a right to know. Some of these Liberals who participated in these activities should be made to answer for their involvement. It’s time to clean up our legislature and get it back on track with a transparent and responsible government. This gives me great hope for the future of politics in B.C. The change is very refreshing. Jim Parmiter

When undertaking the most expensive military procurement ever, respect for hard-earned taxpayer dollars should be priority number one. But when it comes to the costs of the F-35 stealth fighter jets, Mark Strahl and the Conservative Party failed to be up front with Canadians. The recent Auditor General’s report has shredded the Conservatives’ deception about the project: Stephen Harper lowballed Canadians on the project’s total cost. The report confirms the government knew the F-35 would cost $25 billion, but told Canadians $15 billion – $10 billion less. That’s a $10 billion mismanagement of your money. Nearly two years ago, the Liberals first raised a red flag about these concerns – only to meet with Conservative denials and deception. Mr. Strahl and the Conservative Party must stop being reckless with your tax dollars. Canada should hold an open competition to secure John McKay, Liberal Party of Canada Defence Critic

Students get a taste of hunger Students across Hope will save lives (and have fun!) doing the World Vision 30-Hour Famine this month. They’ll go without food for 30 hours to get a taste of what real hunger feels like, and raise money to fight issues children face in poverty. Each famine event is unique – groups of teens do exciting activities such as sleepovers, movie screenings, games, concerts and community service projects.


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. The Standard edits letters for accuracy, taste, clarity and length. The Standard reserves the right to not publish letters.


There are groups registered in Hope. Each group will choose one of four global causes to support: food, safety, education or water. Money raised will go towards World Vision’s long-term development work, helping children and communities around the world. Last year, teens in Hope raised $185 and this year they are hoping to raise even more. Genevieve Handler Barber



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Volunteer fair

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Pearl Martin, left, and Cheryl Lynne Lacey with Hope Community Garden were among members of 17 organizations showcasing local initiatives during the Volunteer Fair at Hope & District Recreation Centre last Wednesday.


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Crystal Medlock (left) and Faye Burrell were among 16 volunteers helping Communities in Bloom fill the planters along Wallace Street on Thursday night in the rain. Each planter contains a variety of annuals.

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Spring choir concert Sunday Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard


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Hope Community Choir is hosting a special spring concert on Sunday with the Young Street Vocal Band. The event is fundraiser for the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society’s Camp Skylark and will feature a variety of music, including popular songs from movies, Broadway shows, country and gospel. “It’s just a great opportunity for the choir to perform with professional musicians,” said choir director Jill Last. “Come out for the camaraderie, music and fellowship while raising funds for a good cause.” Hope Community Choir has 24 members, ranging in age from 10

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Hope Community Choir rehearses with choir director Jill Last and accompanist Karrie Matthews for their upcoming spring concert on April 29.

to 80, that sing a fourpart harmony. Some of the members were at one time part of the Hope Ladies Choir which disbanded years ago. That choir was responsible for several community events, including an annual concert and the Carol Festival held at Coquihalla Elementary School in December.

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Hope Community Choir has a dedicated fellowship, but is always looking for new members with a musical background. “We are serious about our music, but basically it’s all about having fun with music,” said Last. In the fall of 2010, Last started an outreach program called United

We Sing, which provides music lovers a venue to gather for an hour of fun singing together. Participation varies between 30 and 50 people at any given time. “To me music is a language that lifts your spirits,” said Last. “In the community of Hope, sometimes people need a place to go. People off the street can come in and enjoy the camaraderie of it.” United We Sing wraps up for the year on May 2. The Hope Community Choir spring concert with the Young Street Vocal Band takes place on April 29 at Grace Baptist Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6

The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.

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The Hope Arts Gallery will present a varied display of artwork next month in a new exhibition titled Family Jewels. Sharon Blythe and her daughter Kim

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Woodd and granddaughter Melissa Beaupre will be showcased in the back room May 1-28. Blythe has lived in Hope since 1948 and promoted arts in the

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Hope, graduated from Hope High in 1977, moved to Terrace after graduation, and worked for BC Tel/Telus for years. She is currently a member of the Terrace Artists Association and the Terrace District Arts Council. A former creator of quilts and cross stitch items, Woodd now works with clay and makes her own jewelry. Beaupre graduated from Capilano College in 2005 and now resides

in Vancouver where she works in the film industry. Her credits include The Troop, Hellcats, Shattered, Once Upon A Time and Twilight. As a child Beaupre was interested in photography and drawing, and has returned to drawing and painting again in her spare time. An artists reception for Family Jewels will be held on May 5 from 2-4 p.m. Hope Arts Gallery is located at 349 Fort St.

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APRIL 1992 • The Regional District of Fraser-Cheam approves a general tax increase of 2.7 per cent in its 1992 annual budget • The Chawathil Indian Band opens six new housing units in Hope, a project totalling $450,000 that is partly funded by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation which will provide a 20-year rent subsidy • Joseph Johan Fronzek, 69, is charged with attempted murder following the shooting of 39-year-old Robert Burris of Spuzzum • The body of seven-year-old Michael Kolibar is discovered in the Fraser River by a local fisherman near Emory Creek. The boy had fallen into the river from a 25-foot cliff at Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park seven months prior • The Town of Hope installs 110 new street signs, costing $150 each, at street corners south of Coquihalla Street • Former town clerk Ray De Sorcy passes away at the age of 60 from complications related to diabetes APRIL 1997 • The 1997 budget for the new recreation complex is set at $291,724 with $164,991 being gained through taxation • The new library offers public access to the Internet thanks to a $15,000 grant from Industry Canada • Grade 12 Hope Secondary School student Kyla Cranston places third in the Poetry Institute of Canada competition with her poem “To My Father” • Two adults and two youth are arrested after the RCMP seized 21 bags of marijuana, weighing equipment and $805 in cash from a home on Rupert Street • Bud Gardner is presented with the “Key to the Community” in honour of his 27 years as a Hope councillor and mayor

• The Fraser-Cascade School Board passes a $18,887,915 preliminary budget APRIL 2002 • UCFV considers name change to cushion increase in tuition costs • The Hope and District Chamber of Commerce considers plans for a log home information centre in Memorial Park • The Fraser Valley Regional District approves spending $37.1 million on its operations for 2002 • About 30 players register for the inaugural year of lacrosse in Hope • High winds hit Hope, peaking at 106 km/h, and leave tree debris scattered all over the community • Fraser Health announces the closure of all acute care beds at Fraser Canyon Hospital in its three-year plan • The annual Paddle-a-thon raises over $45,000 for Camp Squeah’s bursary fund APRIL 2007 • Phone service is cut off after a thief makes off with an estimated 900-1,000 feet of bundled phone line from telephone polls along Highway 7 at the pipeline crossing • Boston Bar and North Bend firefighters receive a new truck equipped with a compressed air system • Thirteen-year-old Tyler Wells passes away at Fraser Canyon Hospital after a heroic battle against a second aggressive brain tumor • An elderly couple from Vancouver Island are lucky to be alive after tumbling over a 200 foot embankment at the top of Nine Mile Hill, near the Hope Slide • The Hope Secondary School Solar Car Team takes gold at the 2007 Skills Challenge at Abbotsford Tradex • Hope Minor Soccer has a record turnout for season registration with a 155 local kids signing up

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Vagabond film show is back Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

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The third annual Vagabond Film Show returns to Hope this weekend. The event will feature over 15 short films highlighting a range of outdoor recreation activities, including mountain biking, fishing, skiing and hiking. “The goal of the film show is to provide local artists and

adventurists with a venue to display their talents and what their surrounding geography has to offer,” said organizer Dan Pereda. “People should come out to enjoy a fun-filled night of films, music, events and prizes, as well as show support for their local artists, filmmakers and outdoor enthusiasts.” The audience will be able to select the winner

of the three minute or less film contest this year, with a cash prize being handed out to the chosen film at the event. The Vagabond crew has also taken the show on the road this year, adding Boston Bar, Princeton and Pemberton to the lineup. The local show takes place on April 28 at the Hope Golf Course. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY Poetry on the Edge of the Vortex: Anyone who’s ever been on the verge of being sucked into a vortex or felt

themselves clinging tenuously to their sanity will respond to these poems by Marianne Hyland. Thursday, April 26 7 p.m. Hope Library

1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 Hope Christian Women’s Club: If you are a woman interested in say-

ing a few prayers and enjoying a cup of coffee with like-minded people, attend this delightful morning get together to pray for your

family and friends, local government, ¿re¿ghters, paramedics, police, Canadian politicians and world leaders. Thursday, May 3

9:30 a.m. Kehler’s Place 22055 TransCanada Highway. 604-869-8420 Stress Busters: Learn stress reduc-

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SATURDAY Rummage Sale: Saturday, April 28 9 a.m. United Church Hall 310 Queen St. 604-869-9381 Hope Aglow: Leslie Canaday will share during “Eagerly Desire Spiritual Gifts... Especially Prophecy!” Come for a free continental breakfast, time of worship and an encouraging message. Saturday, April 28 10 a.m. The Hope Centre 888 3rd Ave. 604-869-3286



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Antiques in the Attic: Bring your long lost treasures to be appraised by our local experts. Inge Wilson of the Hope Museum will be on hand to discuss an item’s historical value to Hope and area. Registration is required. Tickets are available at the Hope Library. Saturday, April 28 1 p.m. Hope Library, 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

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Community Outdoor learning Hope Spark Shaylee Isaac-Edwards tries catching insects at Suckers Creek during a Girl Guides Earth Day adventure on Saturday. Local Sparks and Brownies were joined by nine girls from Chilliwack to participate in a wetlands program hosted by Hope Mountain Centre. They learned about the different types of insects, animals and plants living in the wetland before spending the afternoon at Coquihalla Campground making crafts out of recycled material, planting seeds in pots, and learning about recycling, reusing, reducing and pollution. There was also a campfire for roasting marshmallows. SUBMITTED PHOTO

WƵďůŝĐŶŽƟĐĞ͗ƌŝƟƐŚŽůƵŵďŝĂhƟůŝƟĞƐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶ FORTISBC ENERGY UTILITIES INTEND TO AMALGAMATE NATURAL GAS SERVICE IN B.C. AND IMPLEMENT COMMON RATES On April 11, 2012, the FortisBC Energy Utilities applied to the British Columbia Utilities Commission to amalgamate their natural gas utilities across the province and to implement common rates and services across their service areas starting January 1, 2014. Currently, FortisBC Energy Utilities is made up of three separate natural gas companies, operating in six service areas. The companies have their own services, service agreements (tariffs) and rates. If approved, the application would combine the three companies into one, under a single tariff, with common rates for the various regions. This Application has different implications for customers in each service area. If approved, customers in the Vancouver Island and Whistler service areas will see rate decreases, while customers in the Lower Mainland, Columbia, Inland, and Fort Nelson service areas will see an overall rate increase. PUBLIC REVIEW PROCESS The Commission is initiating a review of FortisBC Energy Utilities’ Application. To view the timetable for this hearing and the Application go to select “Current Applications” under “Quick Links” and scroll to “FEU Common Rates, Amalgamation and Rate Design.” HOW TO GET INVOLVED If you wish to participate actively in the review process, you may register as an Intervener or an Interested Party with the Commission Secretary in writing, using the contact information at the end of this notice. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the general public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s website. If you wish to attend the Public Workshop or the Procedural Conference please register with the Commission Secretary using the contact information at the end of this Notice. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER For more information please contact Ms. Alanna Gillis, Acting Commission Secretary at or using the Commission contact information.

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Guide dog offers independence

upcoming FUNdraiser:

Kerrie-Ann Schoenit

April 28 Hope Motor Sports

Hope Standard

Country Karaoke Wednesdays 9:00pm-midnight Karaoke Saturdays 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

DAILY SPECIALS: Sunday: Roast Beef Monday: Ribs Tuesday: Pulled Pork Wednesday: Wings

Thursday: Quesadillas and Burritos Friday: Spaghetti/Meatball Saturday: Steak

Hours: Sun – Thurs 11:00 am – midnight Fri – Sat 11:00 am – 2:00 am


Join us in Worship Community of Hope Church Directory ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA


SUNDAY SERVICES 10AM The Rev. Gail Newell The Rev. Fred Tassinari


Church of the Nazarene

Sunday Celebration 5:30 pm

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION Welcomes you to Sunday Worship: 10am 345 Raab St. Rev. Don Gardner 604-823-7165 Anglican Network in Canada

A black Labrador Retriever has given Shirley Mcpherson a new outlook on life. The 62-year-old Thacker Mountain resident recently received her first guide dog after living with limited vision for more than 20 years. A work injury in 1990 left her with only blurred sight in her left eye. Mcpherson relied on her husband and a white cane to get around before the arrival of her two-year-old guide named Sammy. “The reason I wanted to get the dog was to be more independent and go to places myself,” she said. “If my husband was ill and couldn’t take me, then I would really be in a bind. Sammy provides freedom, security and independence.” Sammy started training at seven weeks and lived with several volunteer puppy raising


Visually impaired Shirley Mcpherson is enjoying more freedom since receiving her first guide dog named Sammy in November.

families until she was matched with Mcpherson last November. The

two immediately started training with instructors from B.C. Guide

Dog Services. They went to a number of places in the Fraser Val-

Local info: 604-869-1918

Grace Baptist Church “Imperfect people following a loving God”

Looking for work? We can help. Get the training and support you need to find and keep a job in B.C. Job search resources • Personal employment planning • Workshops and training • Specialized services

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Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Corner of 5th & Fort 10:30am Morning Worship & Children’s Sunday School

Pastor Jim Cornock

590 Third Ave.

SUNDAY SERVICE 10am “United We Sing:” Season Finale - May 2nd, 1:30pm

Rev. Ryan Knight




A Passion for Christ And His Kingdom

1300 Ryder St.


SATURDAY MORNING Study Hour 9:15 a.m. Worship Hour 11:00am Prayer Meeting - Tuesday, 7pm

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888 - THIRD AVE. 604-869-9969 (MESSAGE ONLY)


United Church Hall corner of Queen & 3rd Ave.

9am - noon


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The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

ley to get familiar with access issues, including shopping malls, grocery stores and restaurants. They also learned how to deal with obstacles on sidewalks and how to safely cross the street. “It was very intense for me because I had a fear of falling and then on the second day of training my knee locked,” said Mcpherson. “It was hard for me to go from the cane to the dog. I had to put my whole trust in the dog as she’s the one that’s guiding me.” Sammy goes with Mcpherson everywhere and knows the route to a number of places in Hope, including Cooper’s Foods, Fields and Sixth Avenue Park. While Sammy guides her around puddles and obstacles, it up to Mcpherson to tell her where to go. The dog understands about a dozen commands and will use her body to shield Mcpherson at intersections that are not safe to cross. “It’s quite challenging to get around without Sammy,” she said. “She is my companion, but she knows her job. As soon as that harness goes on, she knows she’s working. I think she adopted me.” B.C. Guide Dogs are on loan to their partners and can work up to eight years before retirement. In most cases, a retired guide dog stays with the family as pet. There’s currently a two-year waiting list at B.C. Guide Dog Services. The organization relies on individual and corporate donations to cover the $37,000 cost of training each guide dog for two years. Mcpherson paid $1 for Sammy as a result of sponsorship, but is responsible for covering all food, care, grooming and veterinarian bills. Mcpherson is thankful for the role guide dogs play in the lives of those who are visually impaired and will be joining hundreds of people around the world today (April 25) in celebration of International Guide Dog Day . “Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” she said. “If they didn’t have B.C. Guide Dog Services, there would be a lot of people at home isolated.”

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Hope Standard A15

Sports Rec centre offers British Soccer Camp Program helps players improve skills through a variety of drills and practices

Barry Stewart

in addition to the free T-shirt and soccer ball that each camp member receives. Procrastinators who register nine days or less before the camp will pay an extra $10 fee. As with all programs, registration numbers will need to be sufficient to bring the organizers to town — so the earlier you register, the better it is for everyone. Richardson added that the rec centre will be offering an Xplore Sportz week, August 20-24, as part of their Summer Fun Program. “It’s offered through PacificSport,” said Richardson. “For four days, we’re offered four different coaches for four different sports. “We don’t know yet which sports will be offered but we’d be looking at things like gymnastics, softball and possibly soccer, with kids working with a coach who is an expert in their field.” That program would run from 1-2:30 p.m.

Hope Standard

Like Canadians and ice hockey, the Brits are credited with starting the game of football — or soccer in these parts — so it’s only fitting that they should be the ones to help spread the game to other lands. The British Soccer Camp touts themselves as the No. 1 soccer camp program in North America, with over 110,000 boys and girls expected to take part in their camps this summer. And the camp is coming to Hope. “They contacted me to see if we’d be interested in sponsoring the camp, and help to organize a field, which was easy,” said recreation programmer Kim Richardson on Monday. “They will be using the Hope Secondary field. It sounds like it could be a good program, so I hope it will go.” The rec centre is not involved in taking registrations. That needs to be done at the soccer camp website, “I’ve received a few emails from people who have registered,” said Richardson, “ **** but I don’t know if I have all In Hope Minor Soccer the names so far.” news, president Bruce The camp runs Monday Becker says that 170 playto Friday, July 16 to 20. Full ers are registered for the BARRY STEWART / THE STANDARD day programs for age seven kindergarten to Grade The Valley Choppers’ James Roksa picks up a hitchhiker in the Choppers’ final game of the season on April 13 at to 16 players run from 9 7 league, which meets a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $189, Tzeachten (“Chak ten”) field in Chilliwack. The Choppers put on a strong effort against the perennial favourite on the Hope Secondary Timberwood Young Guns — but lost 2-0. The Choppers host drop-in soccer sessions throughout the summer at Hope down to a daily one-hour field on Saturdays mornSecondary field, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting at 6:30 p.m. course for three and four ings. Older players also year-olds which costs $84. get another session on Company contacts were not available for comment by press time — but their Wednesday evenings. camp info says the program will feature “the 1,000 Touches Curriculum, packed “It’s one of our higher registrations,” said Becker, “though we had 200 a few years with new drills and practices designed to improve individual ball control, footskills, ago.” fakes and moves.” The K-1 group has four teams and the Grade 2-4s have six teams, as do the Grade The moves include “20 different ways to turn, fake and beat your opponents” and 5-7s. All groups play small-sided games on the three mini-fields, which can fit inside on the defensive end, players will learn “to take the ball away from opponents and a full-size soccer pitch. basic team defense.” Becker thanked the students and parents who help coach the teams, including Especially at the younger ages, activities are built into fun games that practice the parents Rob Tiessen and Michael Soucker and HSS student Blake Deschenes, who basic skills. each take on two teams. British Soccer Camp offers various incentives for participants. For one, a family “Blake’s sister, Rachel, [a grad this year] is in her last year with us and she’s been could host a coach in their home. This helps keep the company’s cost down — and helping out for many years,” said Becker. the company acknowledges this by giving an $80 discount off a child’s enrolment fee. “We’ll keep going until May 26, when we have our annual parent versus kids gaPlayers who sign up at least 45 days prior to the camp will receive a free jersey, mes, which are always fun.”

upcoming activities at the rec centre Valley Chamber Players

Presents Haydn Concert The Lark String Quartet & Sunrise String Quartet Date: Thursday, April 26 Time: 7pm Cost: $15 adult $10 student/youth Location: Multipurpose Room Light refreshments served 4_12W_HDRC25_5435958


Date: April 30 – May 28 Days: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm (3-4 years) 4:30pm-5:30pm (5-6 years) Cost: $25/child Location: Ball Field (Arena if raining) No class Mon., May 21

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INDEX IN BRIEF 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



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EXPERIENCED B TRAIN DRIVERS required for seasonal work. Tanker experience preferred. Wages up to $ 25/hr. including bonus, benefit plan, training provided. All T800 Kenworths. Ideal job for semi-retired summer driver! Fax resume 604-520-6659 or email:




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Bob Gray’s Celebration of Life will be held at his house April 28th between 11-3.

has a vacancy for the position of

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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Boom Man • Processor Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Contract Coastal Fallers • Grapple Yarder Operator Fulltime with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to

Facilitation and people skills are a necessity. Wage will be based on experience and qualifications. This is a one year term Please email your resume to

WHOLESALE Craft Manufacturer looking for people to make our handmade native crafts. Must be reliable and eager to work. Work from home. Free Training provided at our location in Mission. Great earning potential, ideal for stay at home Moms, semi-retired or anyone looking to supplement their income. Call 604-826-4651 to schedule your spot in one of our training sessions.





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Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! Call our office or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley

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SHIPPER/RECEIVER Icom Canada Holdings Inc., a radio communications distributor, is seeking a fulltime Shipper/Receiver to join our team in Delta, near the Town and Country Hotel. Qualified candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., have shipping and receiving experience, strong organization skills, ability to maintain accurate inventory and supplies records, with good computer experience. Warehouse management system experience is desired. If you are a team player, demonstrates good communication skills, and is flexible in nature, we want you to join our team. Please send resumes and salary expectation by email only to: No phone calls, please.

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MEAT CUTTER SUPER MARKET POSITION UPPER FRASER VALLEY Accepting applications for a qualified meat cutter. Full-time or part-time position available. Senior or retired meat cutter applications welcomed. Please call Heinz, Venessa, Pauline or Brenda at

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“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582



CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

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



CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

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


CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ Call 604-826-7634.

Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.



WINDOW CLEANING and glass repairs, 40 years exp. Call Rick (604)860-0690

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

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.



Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Hope Standard A19 REAL ESTATE 627


WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647



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

604-869-1212 or 604-869-2139


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.




HOPE, 2 bdrm apt in newer building in downtown. W/D, A/C, secure, priv. balcony, covered parking, N/S, no party, suit. for mature or seniors. Call 604-855-9940 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




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

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS 55 Plus 2 BDRM. 2 bath. Quiet seniors park. No smoking sm. dog ok prefer long term. Must pass strata requirements. Lots of storage. $1200 mo. Plus damage deposit. Ph. 778-999-5993.



551 HOPE

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


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



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



HOPE, 3 bdrm townhouse, 1 1/2 bath, full bsmt, No Pets, $850/mon. 1-604-858-4629




10 am - 4 pm 9’ fiberglass boat with paddles, headache rail & racks for truck, lots of books, household items, canning jars, some collectibles & more. No Early Birds!!

We Will Pay You $1000

Saturday, April 28 65694 Gardner Drive 10 am - 2 pm

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

Ikea wardrobe, kid’s & household items.

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Everything MUST go!!!

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.







Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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

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




Harrison/Chilliwack. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 4th flr beautiful views, cov parking, patio, May 1. No pets, $850/m. 328 Esplanade Ave. Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage, (604)792-0077

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal


1967 MUSTANG Conv auto, pb, ps, 289 V8, red on red, white top, GT frond end, exc cond. $29,500 obo. (604)535-0226.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE DL# 7557 There are easier ways to rent your property. Contact a Classified Representative for assistance. Call 604-869-2421

Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers. ON THE WEB:

Mesmerized by all your stuff!

1995 MONTE CARLO fully loaded, almost new tires, good cond. Needs trans. $800 obo. (604)530-5014.

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

1996 27’5” Wilderness 5th wheel. Well maintained and in excellent cond. Roof perfect condition, no leaks. New tires, bearings & springs. Stand up bedroom with queen bed. 13’ kitchen slide. Very spacious. $7,500. 604-852-1007 or 604-309-6043

1986 PONTIAC PARISIANNE, 1 owner, 186,500 km, no accidents. $1500. Call (604)860-4806 1995 FORD ESCORT, exc cond., reliable well maint., garage kept, no rust, summer/snow tires, $850. (604)856-0865.

The Scrapper

1997 FLEETWOOD 27’ Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. **Or Tade for Smaller Unit** 604-853-5528 Abbotsford.

2000 Chrysler 300M, 1 owner, fully loaded, 165K km, exc. cond. leather int. $3000 obo. 604-869-2055

1997 WILDWOOD 26’ 5th wheel, great cond., stored inside, new tires & fridge, incl. hitch, only $7,900. Phone 604-858-2949.

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accd’s, local, garage kept. Exc. cond. $8,500. Abbts 604-855-1335

2005 ROAD RANGER, 24’ trailer, like new, slide, microwave, q.bed, air, $13,500. Call (604)869-3466

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convert. Grey/grey. Loaded, priced to sell. Please call Richard 778-222-0140.

2007 20’ CLASS C FORD Adventurer, 114K kms sleeps 4, f/s,full bath $27,000 obo (604)826-4925

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3500 firm. 604-538-9257.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2005 LEXUS RX330, 65,000 miles, no accid., 2nd owner, all pwr, very clean, $19,000. Call 604-722-4264. 2011 Hyundai Accent GL, 4dr sedan, loaded, 25,000km, $11,795, ex cond. 604-793-5520 (5961)



1984 Honda Goldwing Aspencade, $3600. Call (604)703-6224

2009 31’ Fleetwood Jamboree, under 8000mi, winter pkge w/deluxe int. 4000w gen., hkups & hoses included, $72,555, 604-858-9823 2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, used 2 short trips, brought Jul. 21/11,asking $26,000 obo. Must sell. Don (778)344-8047. BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived ony at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

classified ads work!

2001 DODGE DURANGO SLT 260k 7 pgr runs & drives real good $3950 604-854-0536/604-820-6733 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2007 Ford Ranger ex cab, 4dr grey, new all season tires, 85,000k, 6cyl, cd, a/c, auto, $9800 (604)819-9963 2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD Edition, top of the line. $38,900. Call: 604-781-5679.


1993 CHEV P/U with ext. cab, recent tune-up & brake job, runs great. Offers. Call (604)869-7376

2007 DODGE CARAVAN SE - 7 pass. air, tilt, cruise, pw. pdl, C/D, Like New! $5950. 604-556-4242


1991 FORD Econoline, 150 camper van, 257K kms, needs engine work $1650 obo. 604-869-3355

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

1995 FORD 27’ GLENDALE Royal 147,000 kms. A/c walk around bed, tub, awning, excellent condition. $9,500. 604-826-4523

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


we can help find a good home for it.

1995 GMC JIMMY, 4x4, new rad., alt., brakes, window & master cylinder complete, bills avail, brand new a/t tires, asking $2200 neg. Call (604)762-4012

2006 5th whl, Glendale Titanium tour ed. Mint cond., firesale $33,500 obo. Call for options (604)858-4878

2005 KAWASAKI KX 65, excellent condition, $1,900. obo. Call 604864-2800

1996 23’ motorhome, Yellowstone Capri Class C, rear bed, $10,000. Call(604)796-9508




2000 Honda Shadow ACE Touring, 1100cc, 26,000k, seat back rest, blk/chrome, $4900. (604)792-1407






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


31241 Bridge St.

Kawkawa Lake

Auto Loans or


YALE YARD SALE Sat. & Sun. April 28 & 29

310 Queen St

Sat., April 28 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

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. 1-888-5936095.


United Church Hall corner of Queen & Third



2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 70 km, new tires & brakes, dark blue, excellent cond. $19,900. Phone 604-858-2949

1994 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr auto sdn ST#220 $1299 1998 DODGE NEON 4dr auto st#212 $1495 1998 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto ST#211 $1995 1998 HONDA ACCORD 4dr auto leather sdn ST#215 $2900 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto st#195 $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 2002 FORD EXPLORER 4dr auto 7 pass leather black ST# 213 $4900 2002 BUICK GRANDVIEW 7 pass auto ST#214 $5900


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 2006 GMC CREW CAB 4X4 auto long box full loaded ST#198 $9900 2007 FORD F150 reg cab V6 auto long box ST#205 $10,900 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 2008 FORD F150 REG CAB 4x4 auto long box ST#207 $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 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



Contact Janice 604.869.2421



ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

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