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RCMP and volunteer Search and Rescue workers stationed themselves in a large parking area on the south of Mt. Woodside for much of Saturday, while searching for a woman who fell from a glider while taking a tandem ride just outside Agassiz.

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Unanswered questions swirled outside the Chilliwack courthouse where a hang gliding pilot faced a bail hearing Wednesday. But the answers will have to wait at least until today when court officials hope a memory card allegedly swallowed by the pilot delivers itself up. Meanwhile, the accused, William Orders, the 50-year-old pilot, is being monitored at the Agassiz RCMP detachment. Laird Cruickshank, defence counsel for Orders, consented to the Friday adjournment, but refused further comment outside the courthouse. RCMP Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth confirmed X-rays had detected the memory card inside Orders, but could not say whether any artificial means were being used to speed up the arrival of the memory card. She also would not disclose how the RCMP came by the knowledge the memory card had been

swallowed, saying that is part of the ongoing police investigation. Orders was charged with obstruction of justice after his passenger Lenami Godinez-Avila fell to her death Saturday. But exactly how Godinez-Avila slipped from her harness and why Orders apparently compounded the tragedy by swallowing the memory card is still unknown. “It’s a tragic thing at every level,” Donna Dixson said before the bail hearing started Wednesday. “I hope the justice system can find the answer.” Dixson said she met Godinez-Avila while working with her at the BC Winter Games secretariat in 2007. “I could not believe it when I saw the headlines,” she said. “It’s just beyond words to think about,” she said. “For me, the hardest part is how awful it would have been for her because she knew (she was about to fall) and she was hanging on ...”

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Dixson described Godinez-Avila as a “sweet” young girl. “I can’t think of anyone sweeter,” she said. “She was just a darling person.” Godinez-Avila, 27, died after falling 1,000 feet from the hang-glider piloted by Orders, 50. Investigations by RCMP and BC Coroners Office continue to determine whether the fatal flight was caused by human error or equipment failure. Orders and Godinez-Avila launched just before noon Saturday from Mount Woodside near Agassiz. It was Godinez-Avila’s first time hang-gliding, an anniversary present from her boyfriend, who was videotaping the flight. But shortly after launch, Orders apparently realized something had gone wrong and Godinez was slipping out of her harness. He was unable to hold onto her, however, and she was unable to hold onto his legs, and tragically she fell to her death.


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Legion needs community support to survive Loss of hall would hit user groups hard, including ACE Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Five years ago, Jim Johnson made a trek back east with a fun goal in mind. “I wanted to have a beer in each Legion,” he

said. As president of the Royal Canadian Legion Agassiz Branch 32, he thought it would be a great way to get around and visit with likeminded people, and

support other branches. And one of the big branches is Branch 6, in Thunder Bay, Ontario. But when he arrived at their front stoop, he didn’t find a place

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to pull up a stool. He found an office door. Turns out, while Branch 6 is still active and operating — helping veterans in the area through fundraisers like the perennial poppy campaign — they do so from a small office. “There is no longer a hall, no longer a bar,” Johnson said. It’s something that’s happening around Canada, and it’s a possibility in Agassiz, too. As visitor numbers to the Agassiz Legion continue to dwindle, keeping the doors open is becoming less and less feasible, Johnson said. While membership numbers are at about 260 right now, there are too many days when only a half dozen people come into the bar. The bartender is a volunteer, but there are still bills to pay. It’s a shame, Johnson said because the Agassiz Legion has a lot going for it. They’re one of the few places in town that has wireless internet, and their bigscreen TV shows all the big games. There’s a lot of history in the building, too. A display case shows off wartime paraphernalia, including a rare Prussian officer’s helmet that predates the First World War. There’s a piece of the wall from Afghanistan. Then, of course, there’s the well-priced drinks — including specialty coffees. While Johnson said the Legion won’t die completely, they may have to consider closing the Legion hall. “We have enough Legion members to keep operating, but what form that takes is another matter,” he says. “There are lots of Legions that don’t have a bar operating because it’s no longer feasible.” It’s a “worst-case scenario” that Johnson hopes won’t happen, as the loss of an affordable hall for community functions would have a huge impact on the groups that rent it, and the events that the Legion sponsors in the hall. One of those groups is the Agassiz Centre for Education. Throughout the year, the ACE students part-

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ACE students gave up their Christmas morning to serve up a community breakfast at the Legion hall in Agassiz. The hall has become an important part of ACE’s program, but without proper community support for the Legion, they could be forced to close the hall and become an office-only branch, like many across the country have done.

ner with the Legion in many ways. It’s a partnership that gives the kids a sense of pride. They tend the gardens, cook in the kitchen, and at the end of the year, they even hold graduation there. There is a popular Senior and Teen lunch held regularly that many of the ACE students take part in, and many of them have polished their cooking skills in the industrialsized kitchen. There’s even a special scholarship for ACE students funded by the Legion, in addition the scholarships the Legion offers for all Agassiz students. “ACE would not be the success that it is without the Legion,” said ACE administrator Sandy Balascak. “It just kills me that people are not using this wonderful hall.”

There are a lot of misconceptions about who can and cannot use the Legion, Johnson said. Most importantly, he wants people to know that you do not need to be a member to go in, or to rent the hall. During their open hours, a few members are always on hand to sign in guests. And yes, the Legion is open to women these days, too. Johnson also wants everyone to know that you don’t have to have a military background to be a Legion member. You just have to have a willingness to sign the members list, and pay the annual $43 fee. “We would hope you would help out at some point, selling poppies or something similar,” Johnson said, but it’s not a requirement. The money raised through all Legion ac-

tivity goes toward their number one mandate, which is to help veterans. And while the number of Second World War veterans is always getting smaller, there are new veterans coming back from today’s conflicts. And at some point, many of those men and women will need assistance, too. To find out more, visit www.legion.ca. To see the hall in person, drop by on Saturday, May 5, when ACE will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo. There is a special afternoon barbecue to celebrate from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with burgers cooked by the ACE students. And in the evening, there’s a dance starting at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for members, $10 for non-members.


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Farms flood after pump motor fails

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Laura Neels picks up her young son from the water that's creeping up their property, just steps from their home. "All water," he says, pointing to the lake that has overtaken their lawn in the past few days. Caution tape lines one corner of their lawn, and Neels has had to be careful not to let her son out of her sight, due to the deep, growing pools of water. It's a similar story at all the farms that sit at the base of Mt. Woodside in Agassiz, especially those that have Mountain Slough running through them. There is water everywhere — in yards and gardens and farm fields alike. Crops are likely ruined, and even where ground is not underwater, it's a soppy, soupy mess. Taking heavy machinery into a fields so wet would be an act of futility. This all started last week, when the main pump at the Hammersley pump station broke down. That was either Friday night or Saturday morning, said Mick Thiessen, District of Kent's director of engineering. The pump is in

repairs and the district is investigating as to why the pump failed. "Our public works crews did a great job, coming together to make this happen," he said, and when the district found out about the breakdown, they put their backup plan in place right away. But in the meantime, three emergency pumps are working non-stop to drain Mountain Slough, which backed up almost immediately after the pump broke down. A local farmer brought in a fourth pump, as well, in an effort to help the district clear the water out, and dry out the farms. Mountain Slough is usually sitting at about 11 feet this time of year, said Andy Bodnar, as he sat wondering what to do with his fields. A large portion of his silage crops looked more like a rice paddy, sitting in several inches of water on Tuesday. A gauge nearby showed the water level at 12.2 metres, slightly higher than the Hammersley pump. In addition to the pump breakdown, a combination of warm days last week and rainy days this week led to higher river levels. Thies-

sen said Wednesday that they feel they've got the situation "stabilized" and that the mild weather forecast would help keep river levels steady. He figured it would take until about Friday (today) to have the pump working properly again. In the meantime, the Neels and Bodnar farms are just two that will remain largely underwater, and unusable. The Neels had just planted raspberries three weeks ago, as part of their plan to start a u-pick operation. Half of that part of their farm was drowned by the overflowing Mountain Slough. The Neels have lived at Bodnar Road for 17 years, and they've never seen the slough come up so high. "And it's still coming up," she said Tuesday. They also sell potted perennials, which they've been moving around their property as the water continued to rise. Like many local farmers, Kent Councillor Duane Post was at the pump station on Tuesday to lend a hand. His land, just north of the pump station, was largely underwater as well.

He said the breakdown could help the district get funding for upgrades in the future. The Hammersley pump station is slated for upgrades, and some funding has already been obtained. A third flood box and control gate will be added this year, at a cost of $330,000. Much of that funding came from a grant from the provincial and federal governments. But the replacement of the actual pump house would cost several million dollars, Post said. Thiessen agreed that this sort of breakdown proves the need for upgrades, and helps district staff build proposals for grant money from senior government funding in the future. The cost of extra staff and the emergency pumps will be taken out of the reserve funds, which are in place for such situations. Despite the heavy amount of water in the Mountain Slough area, as of Wednesday no homes were in danger of flooding. The district's emergency coordinator, Roger Poulton, assessed the situation and found no emergency. "This is very tem-

porary," Thiessen said. He expected the water to recede within a few days. "We're expecting

the repaired pump to be in place by end of this week, start it up and get things back to normal."

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District public works staff and several local farmers were busy all week operating emergency pumps at the Hammersley pump station at the base of Mt. Woodside, after the main pump broke down on Friday or Saturday. Several farms flooded almost immediately after the pump broke down.

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Getting to know Harrison’s candidates Byelection next Saturday will fill seat left vacant after court case John Allen Age 63 Resort owner, Harrison Country Club Previous council experience: Four terms as Harrison Village Mayor and Regional District Director, several terms as Harrison Village councillor. Frequent attender at council meetings, including short-notice specials.

Residents of Harrison Hot Springs are being asked to go back to the polls next Saturday, May 12. The byelection was spurred on when a Supreme Court judge ruled Richard Shelley was not eligible to run for council, due to complications with his role as a volunteer firefighter. A byelection was called in January, and nine candidates have stepped forward. Some are from councils long ago, some from councils more recent, and others are newcomers altogether. The Observer asked them a few questions about themselves and their visions for Harrison Hot Springs, in advance of the byelection. Their answers are on pages 4, 5 and 8.

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1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy global economy? Harrison used to do very well in a recession, being a more economical destination for Vancouver residents. But the past three councils have misspent hundreds of thousands while killing tourism with anti-business decisions such as the Springs Cafe residential highrise. Let small business take the lead again. We were Andrew Baziuk 1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy global economy? Harrison’s tax base is dependent on the success of tourism in the Village. Our businesses now pay of 3.5 times the residential tax rates. Our promotion slogan should be: “Make Every Weekend Count�. We need to devise strategies to assign activities and meanings to every weekend of the year to draw people here, be it summer, be it winter, spring, or fall. There are events that can be planned and promoted all year round. 2) Why have you chosen to run in this byelection? John Buckley Age 60 Retired Previous council experience: Deputy Mayor of Spring Lake, Alberta 1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy economy? I think the idea of contracting an events coordinator to work in conjunction with Harrison's existing Recreation Committee would be a step in the right direction. We could finance this through the use of government grants and funding. Given that the tourism season in Harrison is relatively short, we need to find

doing fine until council pushed us aside and destroyed such successful events and activities as sand sculpture and windsurfing. 2) Why have you chosen to run in this byelection? Because I am very concerned about the continued deterioration of the community and I am passionate about protecting democracy and fulfilling our OCP vision of a great little village. Council has deliberately created deep divisions for political purposes and has destroyed the open government we once had, replacing it with secrecy and cronyism. Everyone’s civic rights need to be protected. I can help do that by insisting on the proper procedures, public participation and by opposing abuse and waste which has become the norm. Last November, I stood for a council which would care for electors. Our own rules must be followed. I will be working to open communication lines between the citizens of the village and council. There should be no decision making behind closed doors. I will insist that bylaws receive proper citizen input. There should be no rushing through agendas or having council meetings at strange times. I believe there is value in public scrutiny. 3) What is one thing you'd lobby for if elected? I see a need for looking at budgets thoroughly so that we avoid recent surprises like having no money for maintenance of our new sewer facility. There are also new innovative ways to attract more people to our village both in the peak and the off seasons. 2. Why have you chosen to run in this election? I feel very passionate about this village. I believe I would be a definite asset to council given my previous experience in public office as a Deputy Mayor. I have new ideas, a common sense approach to problem solving and a strong sense of fiscal responsibility. 3. What is one thing you'd lobby for if elected? I would lobby for an upgrade to the existing public pool, creating something that would sub-

3) What is one thing you’d lobby for if elected? Proper compliance with all the provincial laws and proper enforcement of our bylaws (notably the OCP) instead of special treatment for council cronies (including rewriting bylaws to legalise illegal activity). It’s now like the lawless Wild West with insiders getting whatever they want and the public interest is suffering. For instance: If council had followed the rules, we would not be wasting $40,000 on this byelection. Bungling costs money. 4) How do you envision Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? Just like it says in the OCP (which is the official vision council is supposed to be working towards instead of fulfilling Kingma’s personal profit plan), Harrison will be an integrated resort community many small issues. For example, during recent winter storms, I saw village snow plows piling snow beside the road blocking many driveways. I have seen frustrated residents looking at these piles of snow blocking them in. Shoveling these mounds of snow is a hardship on our aging population. 4) How do you envision Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? I find that our residents are full of good ideas. My vision is a community at harmony with nature even more than today. Nature is the one constant we should enjoy, cherish, and preserve. We must be even more of an oasis from the urban jungles which are quietly creeping into

4. How would you envision Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? I see outdoor public hot pools looking out over Harrison Lake, a vibrant year round tourist season which helps grow our heathy, flourishing business community. I see happy, content citizens who are proud of their village and who want to protect and be stewards of its beautiful lake and

Q - Is there any hope for Harrison? Councillor. A - YES! Please vote John Allen Attend the Village Forum 7 pm, May 7th at Memorial Hall.

rent council’s destruction of good planning) both parts of the community will coexist in harmony and without conflict. the valley. It must be council’s job to insure that the services we

provide for our citizens will be in harmony with these ideas.

stantiate the name Harrison Hot Springs. I know we can work with the current owners to find ways to make this happen. It would definitely be a challenge but the rewards to the community would be phenomenal.

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Arnold Gordon Caruk Age 78 Retired Previous council experience: None, except 60 years working with the public; first as a stockeeper/ shipper, then as a Salvation Army officer/teacher/ counsellor, convenience store manager and finally retired as a transit operator for almost 25 years. 1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy global economy? Bring back the sand sculptures. In order to cut costs have the sculptors housed by the citizens of Harrison. This would also be a good cultural exchange.

Marc Ferrero Age 53 Semi-retired, from a career as a steel fabricator servicing the petroleum and petrochemical industry. Previous council experience: Thirty years ago I successfully ran a campaign for a candidate in White Rock, at the time he was the youngest elected public official in White Rock and perhaps B.C. His name was James Coleridge and he was 25 at the time, winning a landslide victory to hold a seat on council in White Rock. 1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy economy? We need to attract more

events that bring in viewing as well as participating public. Busking and music are very popular these days and can attract much viewing public, open air dancing on weekends, art walks, and many other low impact events which can draw many tourists to Harrison. We also need to attract shoulder and off season traffic in town and explore ideas and ways to attract this type of attendance. Look just a wee bit beyond bedrooms and meals, and also beyond agenda orientated singular thinking for the betterment of the community as a whole. 2) Why have you chosen to run in this byelection? I chose to run in this bye-

Andreas Sartori Age 51 Business: Bungalow Motel

2) Why have you chosen to run in this byelection? To serve the people of Harrison for the benefit of the citizens of Harrison (Harrisonians), not necessarily for my own personal benefit. 3) What is one thing you’d lobby for if elected? Open the access to the Hot Springs in order that tourists and residents alike would have better access to the resource and it could be a showcase for all to see and enjoy.

1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy global economy? I would do my best to encourage special events like the sand sculpture competition, Hobby Cat Regatta, etc. as well as promote the image of tourism friendly Harrison Hot Springs. I would also try to stop the "pay parking" attack on tourism as it is a disaster with long term consequences.

2) Why have you chosen to run in this byelection? I chose to run in this election to help balance residential and commercial interests as well as to promote open democratic gov-

lection and get involved after learning very early in the new year about not only abuses and squandering of public monies but also abuses to our public system from past council. Having recently retired I had planed on using the next three years to both learn and be more involved, this byelection offered a unique opportunity to do it sooner than I had anticipated. 3) What is one thing you would lobby for if elected? Integrity, fiduciary responsibility and common sense. All three of these things together equal one thing – a responsible elected official. 4) How do you envision

ernment with no tax increases in the near future. There needs to be more public input in important issues. I believe in the "will of the people" and that their opinions matter and filed my nomination papers to help our major and council run this village in a fair and democratic way as expected by the voters. 3) What is one thing you'd lobby for if elected? No pay parking, the idea to charge customers for coming to Harrison has a proven negative impact on tourism's

Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? A town with more harmony

than what exists at present and consideration for everyone's future.

day visitors.This is a fact! I have attended many meetings in the past where the definite will of the majority of voters was against it. This is still a democratic Village and I fully agree with the majority and will vote against it. 4) How do you envision Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? Harrison needs to keep the "village style" of living for all residents that we have moved

here for, and have come to love. I see the need to protect all natural resources for future generations to enjoy. The tourism has been stagnant for too many years and is not in balance at this time, this problem needs to be addressed and tourism needs to be encouraged without harming the residential way of life. It is always a "Question of Balance." See more coverage on page 8.

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Opinion Free enterprise struggles Is the B.C. electorate truly drifting to the left? The results of two byelections last month might seem to indicate a rise in support for the NDP. But it’s just as likely to be a symptom of resistance to the right-of-centre options offered in the province today. It’s no secret the public is disenchanted with the BC Liberal brand. Where once the party name alone was deemed a sufficient selling point, they have been falling over themselves to remind us that they are “a free-enterprise coalition.” This weekend’s departure of party executive director Chad Pederson and director of communications Jehnifer Benoit to pursue opportunities in the private sector – no matter how vociferous their parting good wishes – can only be viewed by a jaundiced public as further symptoms of the BC Liberals’ slide. The B.C. electorate is angry – angry as much as anything else with a lack of leadership choices. Policy

QUESTION OF THE WEEK Should there be stricter regulations in place for risky activities like gliding?

advisers should recognize that when the public blood boils, it’s not a time to expect calm or rational decisionmaking. Lecturing, or hectoring, the electorate will likely only raise the temperature in the kitchen. It’s not just a B.C. problem. The “Occupy” movement achieved traction internationally because of the unpunished excesses of a group of economic looters. Avarice – and corporate and governmental double-speak – has led to a climate of suspicion surrounding all freeenterprise capitalism, a climate that must be overcome by responsible leadership. Many still recognize that soundly based business success is crucial to the economy, the only sure source of jobs, a proper living wage, and the money to adequately fund muchneeded social programs. It is likely that many British Columbians still support free enterprise. It’s just free-for-all enterprise they have a problem with. Abbotsford News

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Forest jobs won’t wait for 2013 B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Sawmill tragedies in Prince George and Burns Lake have brought overdue attention to the larger crisis, as the end of B.C.’s latest pine beetle infestation continues to transform the Interior forest industry. The urgency of the timber supply situation was set out in a couple of high-level documents that were leaked from the forests ministry in recent days. These leaks show several things, one of which is that this is a government in trouble. Someone on the inside forced the unpopular options into the public arena. Cabinet ministers have tried to dismiss the documents as early drafts, but no one has disputed

their numbers. A report on mid-term timber supply looks at the four most beetleaffected areas: Prince George, Lakes (west of Prince George around Burns Lake), Quesnel and Williams Lake. In recent years B.C.’s chief forester has increased the annual allowable cut of all these timber supply areas substantially to harvest dead trees. In Lakes, the pre-beetle annual allowable cut was 1.5 million cubic metres. Currently it is up to two million, but once the beetle wood is unusable, it drops to 500,000. Even if visual quality rules are relaxed to release more timber, forest employment in the area would go from 1,572 jobs before the beetle epidemic to 521. Prince George’s much larger harvest total is expected to drop by almost half. And around Quesnel, producers say an economic supply of dead pine will be there for only

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another year and a half. This document and a subsequent proposal to cabinet set out the options. They include relaxing visual quality areas, old-growth management zones and wildlife

“Most beetle-affected areas have a substantial proportion of live trees.”

connectivity corridors. This is not as drastic as it sounds, given that the first areas to be opened up would be those where many of the trees are already dead. Most beetle-affected areas have a substantial proportion of live trees. If decade-old dead trees were subsidized for biofuel use, this would support harvest and hauling of healthy sawlogs along

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with them. The government is also considering swapping some existing cutting licences to increase wood supply for the Lakes district, to provide enough long-term supply for reconstruction of the destroyed Burns Lake sawmill. There is also the prospect of awarding unassigned timber to “a single representative of the six First Nations in the Lakes TSA.” Speaking to forest scientists who work in B.C., a couple of things become clear. This pine beetle epidemic may be the largest on record, but it is far from the first. And despite many assertions by former premier Gordon Campbell, it is not certain if this one is the result of a broader climate trend or just a string of warmer winters after decades of fire suppression kept older stands around. Lodgepole pine forests are firepropagated. The term “old growth”

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has little meaning in a cycle of natural fires that doesn’t occur in wetter zones. But none of this will matter much in the urban political debate that is about to ensue. “Old growth” is now a quasi-religious notion. International environmental groups have convinced most people that logging is the primary cause of forest loss. In fact, the UN’s “State of the World’s Forests” reports have shown that 95 per cent of global forest loss is due to agriculture. Forest cover is increasing in industrialized countries, which use farmland more efficiently. The B.C. Liberal government needs to make some tough decisions quickly, before next year’s election. The premier’s vow to “create and defend” jobs is about to be tested like never before. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Mailbag ACE event was another success Our annual Silent Auction and BBQ was a huge success again, thanks to all of the support we get from both individuals and businesses in this community, and in Chilliwack. We were also honored to have been the premier event for the new Library Live and On Tour (LiLi) vehicle and she definitely rocked the event! Special thanks to all of those who donated either cash or prizes. We could not do this without the generosity of the donors: The Observer, Waal & Co. (Lawyer), Remax, Town Centre

Optical, Kent Veterinary Clinic, Allenby's Farm Store, Beauty by Natasha, Agassiz Veterinary Clinic, M. Campbell, Modern Tire and Towing, Len Davidiuk Tax Services, Rockamoles Restaurant, Prospera Credit Union, Rachelle Silver, Kent Outdoors, Debbie Lamberger, Lynne Burger, Hub Insurance, It's Your Hair, Goli's Beauty Salon, M. Campbell, Shades & Shears Hair, Jim Johnson, Jacki's Hair Design, Petro Canada Gas Station, Holly Tree Florist, OK Tires, Super Valu, Jack's Restaurant, Just My

Style Gift Shop, Subway, Agassiz Bread Basket, Monday Art Group, Pioneer Motors, and Kyla Veenbaas. Of course the donors are only part of the equation and we certainly recognize and appreciate every individual who came out, bought burgers and put some very generous bids on the auction items. We are thrilled to see repeat customers and get the feedback of how much they enjoy coming to the event. A huge thank you to all of you! ACE Staff and Students

Film highlighted importance of preserving nature A showing of the film, Spoil, sponsored by both Agassiz United and All Saints Anglican Churches, took place on Earth Day recently to a turnout of about 50 people. The film was a beautiful portrayal of the Great Bear Rainforest on our BC Coast. It was created by the Conservation group Pacific Wild who invited 10 photographers from the ILCP (International League of Conservation Photographers ) to come and showcase the incredible beauty of this area. Pacific Wild is sharing this visual story as a means to generate attention to what is at risk with the lifting of the moratorium on

tanker traffic and the proposal of The Northern Gateway Pipeline, which if approved, would transport tar sands oil from Alberta to Kitimat, to markets in Asian countries. It was quite staggering to learn that these super tankers would be leaving the Port of Kitimat up to 225 times a year, and each ship would be carrying 10 times the volume that was carried on the Exxon Valdez. This film not only outlined the proposal of this pipeline by the Company Enbridge, but outlined the many lives that would be catastrophically affected by just one oil spill. It shows us how the First Na-

tions People who live in the area, and the wolves, the bear, the salmon and all marine life in the ocean, have each survived for centuries by respecting their dependence and connection to each other. And at the centre of this film, was the photographic search for the elusive “White Spirit Bear”. This film shows us that this unique area is not something that any of us can afford to, or would want to see lost. It also asks this question of us: “Will we choose to sell dirty oil to the highest bidder until it finally runs out, or will we choose now, to use it sparingly, while we turn to a pathway with a cleaner

and more renewable future.” It makes us ask ourselves, what kind of a future we want for future generations. As part of the evening’s lineup, we were honoured with a fantastic performance by the local acapella

singing group, “eViva”. Their voices gave the evening an aura of celebration and the combination of their rendition of, “Give me the Simple Life” plus the rare photos of the Spirit Bear made for a perfect "Earth Day”. Anne Ehret

End the madness of illegal pot trade It is good that a lower mainland coalition of eight mayors are asking for the decriminalization of marijuana. While there are those who oppose this move on the grounds that pot is a gateway drug to more dangerous drugs here is my opinion as to why they are both right, and wrong. If pot were a gateway drug then a large percentage of those over 50 would be either dead from overdose, criminally supporting a habit or just totally wasted each day from their addictions. That is my argument against the 'gateway' concept. On the other hand, with pot as an illegal substance the only way to obtain it is through the criminal element, the pusher. The pusher, like any good salesperson/entrepreneur, will try to up sell you to a more addictive and higher profit product because the pushers only interest is making money. That then is my view supporting the idea that yes, pot is a gateway drug, but only if it is illegal. I hope the mayors' initiative will spread to other mayors MLAs, premiers and MPs throughout the country bringing an end to the madness. Gary Huntbatch

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Johnny Kapahala, a teen snowboarding champion returns to Oahu, Hawaii, for the wedding of his hero -- his grandfather -- and to catch a few waves. When Johnny arrives, he meets his new family including “Uncle Chris” (the 12-year-old son of his new stepgrandmother) who resents the upcoming marriage. When Johnny’s grandfather and his new wife open a surf shop that also caters to mountain boarders, they are soon embroiled in a turf war with a rival shop owner who wants to shut their business down. Chris’s antics cause complications for the store opening and the wedding.

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News Bob Perry Age: Mature senior Semi-retired Previous council experience: First elected as a councillor November 2005, three year term. Reelected as a councillor November 2008, three year term. 1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy economy? Provide an alternate access route to the Village with provincial government funding: a) via Ruby Creek off the Hope Highway b) or via a route on the west side of the lake to Pemberton. With the support of council, the Chamber of Commerce and the economic development officer,

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1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy global economy? Harrison's tourism will improve as we add more accommodation for more tourists. We currently have one of the lowest vacancy rates now. Conversely, Harrison has several unused prime lakefront land lots. Attracting new development in these areas that accommodate more tourism will help all the businesses that need the tourists to prosper. This will further facilitate the ability for Harrison to offer more Granville Island-type shopping along our waterfront.

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embark upon a strong marketing campaign to promote the beauty of this village.

Harrison voters elected me to be their voice on council in our November municipal election.

Leslie Ghezesan Age 59 Business: Harrison Hot Springs Heating 1) How can tourism improve in Harrison despite a gloomy economy? Since we have the new director driving the SUV, the tourism doubled. No improvement can be done, just ask him for more improvement! 2) Why have you chosen to run in this byelection?

Having lost the 2011 election by just a few votes and with the prior six years experience as a councillor, I still have lots of ideas to bring to the table to stimulate the Harrison economy. When I served as a councillor previously I only missed one regular council meeting in six years and represented the Village on 15 separate committees, all promoting “HARRISON HOT SPRINGS.” 3) What is one thing you would lobby for if elected? Establish more tourist functions: e.g. In co-operation with Harrison Hot Springs Resort Hotel enter into a joint venture with First Nations and the Village to develop “The Hot Springs Source” as a tourist attraction, complete I vowed to protect our citizens’ interests and work hard as councillor for our Village. This has not changed. I remain dedicated to serving our community. There are no timing issues with my volunteer status on our fire squad as previously exploited by an unhappy candidate. A judge recently ruled me to be a true volunteer and fully qualified to hold office if elected! Our Village will not have their choice for councillor removed again if I am elected! 3) What is one thing you'd lobby for if elected? To pick just one thing to lobby for from the long list of needs (and wants) our Village has is difficult. Adding key services to our com-

with attractions that would extend visitor night stays at local hotels. 4) How do you envision Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? With the strong support of council, the Chamber of Commerce and the economic development officer, embark upon a strong marketing campaign and the visitors will come. Times are changing and we should consider taking a good hard look at seeking to establish a casino in the village and a zip line. With all of the geographical attributes and beauty that Harrison has to offer, within the next 20 years this “Little Village” could very well be the closest and most sought after destination resort in the Fraser Valley. munity like medical and dental services is high in my priority list. However, I will strongly lobby for a large outdoor lakeside hot pools facility. 4) How do you envision Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? In 20 years Harrison will still be the gem of the Valley! Having one of the largest fresh bodies of water right at our doorstep and our diligent protection of this important resource we will be envied by communities challenged to provide for their growing needs the way we can. We will have attracted worldclass lakeshore developments that provide many unique shopping opportunities and activities for the young and mature alike.

Stop the reckless spending and the financial terrorism! 3) What is one thing you would lobby for if elected? Cut the Mayor/Councillors’ salaries 50 per cent. Cut the expenses 50 per cent. Eliminate unnecessary jobs. Make sure the tax money works for the residents of Harrison not for the developers. 4) How do you envision Harrison Hot Springs in 20 years? No comments!

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Hansen relay moves through Agassiz and Hope Medal bearers cover ground from Newfoundland to Vancouver Rick Hansen has been a busy man over the last few months. Twenty-five years to the date of his Man In Motion World Tour, the Canadian hero hit the road once again to continue his journey of making the world more accessible and inclusive. He’s been traveling across Canada since last August, igniting dreams through a series of stops in as many locations as possible. And the relay will be in this area next week, with activities planned from Hope to Chilliwack. The 25th Anniversary Relay will arrive in Hope on May 10. There will be an “End of Day Celebration” in Memorial Park, beginning with local entertainment at 4 p.m. and the Official Ceremony at 5 p.m. And on Friday, May 11, the relay will stop in Chawathil and at Agas-

siz’s Pioneer Park. The celebration will start at 1:30 p.m., with music by local musician Adam Briscoe, followed by the Agassiz Christian School Choir. In every province, relay medal bearers will pass along the singular Rick Hansen Medal produced by the Royal Canadian Mint - as the relay makes its way across the country. While Hansen will be present at a number of cities and stops along the 25th Anniversary Relay, it will be these 7,000 medal bearers who will complete this cross-Canada tour. In Agassiz, that medal bearer is Danae Timmers. She has been an inspiration to Kent School because of her dedication, determination and commitment. She volunteers for the morning reading program where she reads with primary-aged

children in the library, getting the students engaged and excited about reading.

She also works in the lunch monitor program, volunteers in the classroom by distributing food in the fruit and vegetable program, and helps out with the salmon release program. Timmers takes great pride in maintaining a proper fish tank by regulating the water temperature, feeding the fish and cleaning the fish tank. She is also an inspiration to others by playing on the Kent School girls’ basketball team.

She is an incredibly hard worker and has gained the respect of the rest of her teammates.

Above all, she does not allow her disability to stop her from doing what she enjoys. Timmers will present the medal at 2:30 p.m. on May 11. Audrey Peters is another local medal bearer, who will take the medal from Chawathil River Landing to an area along the train tracks. Peters was born and raised in Chawathil and is very involved her community. Her front door is always open to family members who

need a place to stay. She participates in and attends many gatherings. She is an excellent cook and has taught herself the catering business; everyone looks forward to her delicious pies. She cooks a pancake breakfast for the Chawathil Alcohol & Drug Abuse program on Monday mornings and is busy fundraising as the president of the Chawathil Elders Group. Every year she does volunteer work in the community garden. When community members are in need of transportation, Audrey volunteers to drive them

to their destination. She likes to walk on her treadmill every day and is always looking for a new healthy recipe to try. Audrey is leading a healthy lifestyle and encourages other community members to do the same.

Relay Fast Facts: • Began on August 24, 2011 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador and concludes in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 22, 2012 • Fully retraces the original Man In Motion cross-Canada tour,

spanning 12,000 kilometres • Will travel through over 600 communities, visit every capital city and all provinces and territories and reach more than 70 per cent of the Canadian population • Will engage approximately 7,000 participants – difference makers in their own right – who will collectively cover an average of 40 to 80 kilometres a day, making their way across the country passing a singular Rick Hansen Medal to the next participant. news@ahobserver.com

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adversity and then be inspired to wing around the world.” Hansen began his 25th anniversary relay in Newfoundland last summer. The relay entered B.C. on March 19 and is passing through 127 communities before concluding in downtown Vancouver on May 22. “To come back 25 years later and to see the kind of response that still is there, and the progress that’s been made on the part of local champions and difference

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Farmers market appeal growing in Agassiz Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Small town farmers markets are seeing a resurgence in popularity, as savvy grocery shoppers have now firmly embraced the idea of the 100-mile diet. The concept is simple, and attractive. Buy fresh produce from growers close to home, and reduce your carbon footprint. At the same time, those dollars go straight into the pockets of local business people, keeping your own community’s economy strong. But the real benefit may be in getting to know the people who are growing the very food on our dinner tables. Regular shoppers at the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market have learned the value in meeting the producers of their fruits, vegetables and meats. “They can just talk to the farmer about how they made their food,” said Kate Onos-Gilbert, an organizer who is also one of Agassizs main tulip growers. “They can see how their food comes from seed to the table.” But the market isn’t just about food. It began three years ago, as an initiative created by the District of Kent’s community and recreation department. They put the call out to the entire Fraser Valley farming and crafting community to get involved. The resulting market was such a success, the District has been able to step back and let a community-run committee take over. This is that committee’s first year running the program independently, OnosGilbert said. For the first two years, the market had the automatic financial assistance of the District. This year, they had to apply for a grant, just like any other community group would. Their request was accepted, helping keep vendor fees low, and allowing for some promotion of the market. And they’re stay-

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The Agassiz Farm Fresh Market will start up again in June, and more vendors are being sought by organizers.

ing with the original mandate of the market, which was ‘make it, bake it, grow it’. Almost all of the produce is from within 100 miles of Agassiz, she said, with some products being from other areas in B.C. But we won’t take anything that was grown outside of the province, she said. As an exciting addition to the ever-growing popularity of the small-town market, they have officially joined in with the Agassiz Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour. That is expected to draw even larger numbers into Agassiz, boosting tourism and creating even more awareness for the areas vibrant, diverse farming community. “This is about being able to go into your own backyard here in Agassiz and buy direct from the growers,” she said. They are still confirming the final list of vendors, and still accepting applications. The market will open June 7, and run every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. As more proof that this concept is taking hold

in the Valley, the market will now also run Saturdays in the month of July, from 9 a.m. to noon. The last two years, Verard Farms have been bringing in fresh and frozen pork products from Chilliwack, and have been one of the most popular vendors. Onos-Gilbert is hoping to draw in more meat producers to round out the options for shoppers. “Everyone appreciates having the fresh pork there,” she said. Last year, children were invited to become sellers, too. Onos-Gilberts own son could be seen some weeks, selling handmade items. Another young seller

brought out his impressive rock and gem collection, offering pieces for sale and explaining their history. This year promises to showcase even more local youth crafts and talents. “The youth component is actually the biggest group that has expressed interest in returning,” she said. Other returning vendors include a homemade, dried soup seller from Hope who even carries a variety of gluten-free mixes. There will be homemade baked goods and a booth selling handcrafted baby clothes, as well. Last year saw 12 fulltime vendors and about eight part time vendors. So far, at least 10 vendors have expressed interest or confirmed. Onos-Gilbert is hoping for more, and vendors don’t have to commit to the entire summer to be involved. The market will run until the last Thursday in September, and is held in the Aberdeen parking lot on Pioneer Avenue, between Jacks Restaurant and The Agassiz Harrison Observer office. For more information on becoming a vendor, contact Kate at 604796-3496. To get the most out of your trip to the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market each Thursday, visit the Circle Farm Tour website to learn about other producers to visit in the area. Farm products available from the source include hazelnuts, cranberries, cheese and corn, depending on the season.

Leslie Zawada pitched in to help with some spring cleaning and planting at the Kent Leisure Fitness/ Activity Centre on Friday morning, an initiative of the Agassiz Communities in Bloom Committee. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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Andy Tucker joins in Harrison Art Show

The sixth annual Harrison Art Show will be held in Harrison Hot Springs on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the newly reno-

vated Memorial Hall on Esplanade. This show will include 35 talented artists and in excess of 250 pieces of artwork in medias of watercolour, oil,

acrylic, pastel, graphite, as well as photography, wooden sculptures and jewelery. Some of today’s relevant issues will be interpreted through the talent of local

artist, Andy Tucker. Richard McDiarmid, featured international artist/ author, will be in attendance with his book signing and a display of his incredible art-

work on Saturday, May 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be art demos, plants for sale and door prizes. An onsite café will be available as well.

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

Harrison Hot Springs author Diane Wild is signing copies of her first novel.

Wild signing Forsaken Trust Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*

What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012

You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65

53 or younger as of March 31, 2012

The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029

Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.

The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6 5

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

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Harrison Hot Springs author Diane Wild has an upcoming book signing for her debut novel. Wild will be meeting with the public on Saturday, May 12 at the Coles Bookstore in Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack. The signing will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wild published Forsaken Trust last fall, and was featured in The Observer at that time. It is available through Summer Bay Press. Forsaken Trust’s storyline mirrors the helplessness of the heroine Ellen, who is caught in a strange land, fighting to be loved, and eventually making it back to England where she reconciles with her family but not before undergoing personal loss.

Art show features group work The Agassiz Monday Painters annual show and sale includes a raffle draw, refreshments and a chance to vote for your favourite pieces. Their show will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Agassiz United Church. This year's show will be dedicated to the life and work of Linda Lambkin, a member of the group who passed away recently.


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Hunter Ramey (right) won a prize in the Fraser Valley Regional Library photo contest for her picture titled Bridge Over the Fallen.

Agassiz teen shoots for first Recently, the Fraser Valley Regional Library held a teen photo contest and an Agassiz student won in the nature category. Fifteen-year-old Hunter Ramey’s photo, Bridge Over the Fallen, was chosen from

teens’ submissions from throughout the Fraser Valley, from Boston Bar to White Rock. Her photo shows that as well as loving reading and writing, she has excellent photography skills. The prize was a $100 gift card at Best Buy.

Returning to the art of gardening Group show celebrates art and culture of garden life Woodside Gallery launches the season with a spring group show opening on Mother’s Day, with a garden theme and display of color that will get your creative imagination blooming. The show, Return to the Garden, will celebrate the art and culture of gardening in the Fraser Valley and will explore the physical, social and spiritual aspects of gardening. In this time of globalization, says curator Dehlia Simper, it is time to ‘return to the garden’ as a place of refuge and reestablish a harmonious co-existence with

people, genetic bio-diversity and planet. “When we nurture the garden, we nurture ourselves by learning how to respect our physical body and the body of our planet, which is the garden of earth,” she says. She believes “that our spiritual and physical evolution is the inner and outward reflection of self and nature.” This exhibition will sample the many diverse talents of local artists close to its home near Agassiz, as well as some as far away as Vancouver. There will be paintings, photographs, prints, hand painted and constructed furniture, hand made glass,

jewelry, wooden mushrooms, copper garden ornaments as well as more affordable and curious items that any mother would love. The exhibition runs from May 13 to June 10 with an opening reception at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, with refreshments and door prizes. Woodside Gallery is located at 2226 Lougheed Highway, Mount Woodside in Harrison Mills. For more information go to www.woodsidegallery.ca or contact Dehlia at 604615-7770.

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May Days were something to be celebrated in ’60s 50 Years Ago, 1962 • Christine McLean was chosen 1962 Queen of the May. Maids of Honour were Linda Kearsley and R. Flemming. Flower Girls were Petie DeVries and Heather Harrison, and Miss Canada was Susan McNeil Bob. The girls were chosen from various schools in the district. The OORP Lodge sponsored the May Day celebration for many years. The previous year’s May Queen and her attendant were invited to attend the New Westminster May Day event on May 11. • The Agassiz Dart League’s trophies were being turned over to the Royal Canadian Legion. They had been stored at

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Tulip festival just one way to enjoy fresh blooms of spring Well, the tulips are still out. The Tulip Festival at Seabird Island started on April 28 and will run until the blooms are gone. Check it out. Actually, you could make it part of a “Bumbering Trip� through the Seabird Island countryside. Or, you could drive to Minter Gardens, have coffee or tea at the Garden Restaurant (inside or outside) and take a walk trough the tulips afterwards. I, myself, have in mind to convince my family to go on a drive to the Kilby countryside, again have lunch there and continue to Lake Errock to see Betty Block’s new art studio. Then, again, you could drive to Harrison Hot Springs (if you do not already) and visit, or take part in the happenings that take place during the month of May. Take May 19 and 20, for instance, the first two days of the Victoria Day weekend, and visit the Harrison Art Show. Those of you who saw this exhibit before will surely be strongly tempted to visit it again, while first-

timers will be pleasantly surchildren to the Kids Corner, prised by what they find. where they will have fun I talked to Marg Doman, and learn while you browse the organizer of the show, and through the fair. she told me that this year’s Never before has there been special guest artist is Richard as much interest in health McDearmid. He will be there and healthy living as now on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 and no wonder health is the p.m. and share his first book most important aspect of our wilh you. McDearlife and to keep and mid has travelled the take care of it is well world extensively and worth the time we his paintings depict spend doing so. The life as seen through show is sponsored his eyes. As before, by the HHS Recrethe show which takes ation committee and place at the HHS Meorganized by a team morial Hall, features of volunteers headed the Cafe de la Paix by Elizabeth MuelRUTH ALTENDORF and serves light food ler, herself a classiand drinks. fied yoga instructor Harrison One event I am Happenings and promoter of looking very much healthy living. forward to is the There will be Community Health and Well- an event schedule pointing ness Fair at the Memorial Hall out the many demonstraon May 26 from 10 a.m. to tions, performances and 5 p.m. With a full house of videos which will take place committed exhibitors, it will throughout the day, perhaps be an interesting place to even a short Sound Healing visit. But, the Fair will also be Concert by Crystal Spirit. fun, starting with the Lagoon But there is more! Not to Loop Run/Walk in the mornforget the Agassiz Monday ing. After this, bring the Painters’ 51st Anniversary

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Art Show taking place at the Agassiz United Church Hall on Saturday, May 5 from l0 a.m. – 4 p.m. The 51st Anniversary – these people have staying power, do they not! And, of course, the new show at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs will be well worth a visit. The May Exhibit is featuring Seabird and Chehalis Community Schools Student Show running from May 4 27. Come and vote for your favorite artwork. Prizes will be awarded at a Reception on May 20. The public is urged to come and enjoy the efforts of our local, talented students. Of course, unless you live here, the events taking place in Harrison Hot Springs also require a bit of driving through the countryside, which is part of the fun especially now with the trees in bloom and the spring flowers out. So, let’s “bumber� around – maybe we will even “bumb� into each other, and check out what’s new together. Have Fun!

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COMMUNITY CORNER MAY 2012 *(Due to space limitations, each week we will publish a different set of groups & activities from the community)

GROUP 1 OF 4 Agassiz Al-Anon. Is someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drinking affecting you? FMI call Shirley 604-796-9865 or Anne 604-793-3103 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Agassiz Comfortersâ&#x20AC;? get together at 9 am every Thurs. morning at the United Church. FMI call 604-796-2680 Agassiz Elks Lounge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1824 #9 Hwy, open daily 3pm till closing. Everyone welcome Agassiz Harrison Family Place. 7272 Morrow Road. Meet friends, old and new! Parents/caregivers with their children 0-6 are welcome. Mon, Wed and Thurs, 9:30am12pm. Call Willena or Louisa 604-796-0313 Agassiz-Harrison Garden Club meets the second Wed of each month from Oct-July in the foyer of the Ag Hall at 7:30pm. FMI 604-796-3291 or 604-796-2423 Agassiz Kids At The Cross â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursdays at the Ag Recreation Centre in Agassiz. FMI call Ettie 604-819-6822

Agassiz-Harrison Lions meet at 7 pm on the 4th Wed of the month at the Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Den in the Ag-Rec Hall, 6800 Pioneer Ave. FMI call Mel at 604-795-0598 or Joey at 604796-9951 Agassiz-Harrison Senior Peer Counsellors Senior Peer Support Drop in 3rd Mon of each month, 2 pm in the Cheam Village conference room (upstairs). FMI call Betty Rajotte at 604-796-0409 Cheam Village Books for Residence Library. Looking for spare books to stock our Library. To donate please drop off at Cheam Village. Hope Christian Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club Brunch - Free nursery by reservation as well. For Info & reservations call Raye 604869-5420

LOCAL EVENTS Play Lions TV Bingo! every Thursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4. Tickets may be purchased at â&#x20AC;&#x153;That Store in Agassizâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ledoux Hardwareâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chehalis General Storeâ&#x20AC;?. FREE!! FUN!!Like to laugh? Want to have fun? Discover your creative side! Join us at Harrison Memorial HallTuesdays from May 1st until May 29th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm for non-threatening improv games & readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theatre workshops. FMI Judy McKinnon 604-796-8683 Cinco de Mayo at the Legion! Saturday, May 5th: First an afternoon BBQ from 3-5 pm featuring ACE burgers made by the ACE students. Then in the evening come to the dance - our DJs will have you up on the ďŹ&#x201A;oor! Doors open at 8 pm Dance at 9 pm Members $5 & Non-Members $10. Why go out in Chilliwack when you can stay in your own community? Come to the Legion & ďŹ nd out what you have been missing! Mexican theme & even prizes! Lions Club Spring Garage Sale on May 5th 9 am - 3 pm at the All Saints Church hall.There will be plenty of homemade goodies, a bake table & lots of sale items to choose from. Join us for coffee! Lions Club Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Pancake Breakfast: 7-11 am Sunday, May 13th. Admission by donation at the Agassiz Legion.

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FVRD volunteers donate time to keep communities safe

The Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department hosted a propane awareness session for the volunteer firefighters of the FVRD, on April 24. The turnout was so large the session had to be moved from the training room into one of the fire hall equipment bays. Before starting the session, congratulations were given to Dian Learn who has been a member of the Chilliwack River Valley Fire Department for five years and was just accepted into PCP program (Primary Care Paramedic). Learn has devoted her volunteer time to First Responder and CPR training as well as firefighting and is a very important asset to the department. Larry Epp of the LPG Emergency Response Corporation conducted the session and Burden Propane supplied one of their delivery trucks to orient the firefighters on the safety features built into these delivery units. Responding to reported propane leaks and propane vessel accidents was reviewed and a number of response issues were discussed along with a review of several past responses to Transport Vehicle accidents by the Propane Emergency Response Teams. A propane explosion at a convenience store/gas bar in West Virginia was critiqued as this was a fatal explosion that could have easily been avoided and the deaths need not have happened had those involved been trained to recognize and act upon the warning signs of a impending disaster. A short video is available for viewing at http://www. csb.gov/investigations/detail.aspx?SID=10.

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LOST- 75th Anniversary Legion Medal, bronze w/ Royal Canadian Legion Crest in Harrison on Apr. 25. If found please call 604-644-2885. Reward offered for return.

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BIRD MART 1 Day Only. Birds, bird supplies. Sullivan Community Hall, 6303 - 152nd St Surrey. Sunday, May 6, 11am-3:30pm Admission $2. Table rentals avail. 604-762-1742

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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

300

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

374

TREE SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 551

GARAGE SALES

REAL ESTATE 627

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

PropertyStarsJobs.Com CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. .

• KITCHEN CABINET INSTALLERS • FINISHERS • PAINTERS Required for Surrey based Cabinet Shop. Please call 604.897.0357 LOCAL STEEL Fab & Industrial Machinery Installation co. looking for skilled trades for upcoming Chilliwack project. Welders:C or B level. Fabricators, Pipe fitters, Millwrights, Ironworkers. All trades Min. 5yrs. Experience Mech. inclined helpers also needed. Competitive wages. E-mail resume to dbprofab@shaw.ca

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

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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to fill a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to www.panoramaresort.com/ employment

Sunshine Valley RV Resort

is looking for an outgoing dynamic person to work as a team player for our housekeeping position. Must be flexible with hours, and able to work weekends if needed. Own vehicle a must. Please send detailed resume with references to sunshinevalley@htr.ca.

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COMPUTER SERVICES

Rick’s Computer Services

604-241-5301 or pclvancouverjobs@pcl.com

VOLUNTEERS

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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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COMMUNITY Support Workers are wanted to support physically and mentally challenged individuals who reside in within the Fraser Valley region. Applicants should have experience in the Community Living field and be comfortable working independently. Please mail, fax or email the following: PCCR, 1805 Scarborough Cres., Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2R2, Fax: 604-945-6250, email: resume@pccri.com

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

AUTOMOTIVE Technician Required for North Vancouver Island GM Dealer. Full time. Wage Benefits pkg. Competitive wage with bonus plan. Great small town to bring up a family. email resume to admin@klassengm.com CVI CERTIFIED MECHANIC wanted for Langley Fleet Shop. F/T, Good wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 604-513-8004 or email: tridem@telus.net JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat - phone 250832-8053, fax 250-832-4545, email pat@brabymotors.com

ENGLISH BULLIES 2 m. 11 wks. Vet ✔, stable temp., 50 lbs. at most. $1400 (604)725-7191 after 5

ELECTRICAL

Golden Retriever, 1 male/1 female, 2 & 3 yrs old, good temperament. $500. (604)795-0118/(604)7963026. No Sunday calls

GARDENING

LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $750. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 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

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REG BORDER collie pups, born Mar 6, 2012, strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abby

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

Mushroom Manure

*Spring Special*

Fresh, $30 or Aged, $40 pick up load - picked up in yard

YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. vet chk, $500. 2 males left. Parents on site. 604-852-6176 Abbts

(604)794-3388

YORKIE/CHIHUAHUA X’s- 2mos old, 1 male, 1 female, all shots. $650. 604-845-4193/604-819-9294

A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

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, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reli778.344.1069

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Exterior Projects. Master Painters able, Efficient & Quality Paint.

DOLLAR DEALS!

Ironman Plumbing (604)510-2155

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743. Homesense@shaw.ca OF Home (604)501-9290

Improvements,

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

NAHAL CONSTRUCTION New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid. 25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.

Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765

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Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

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LANDSCAPING

Make sure you have a great turn out! Deadline for publication is Tuesday, 4pm

Agassiz 10 UNIT

GARAGE SALE

Maplewood Village 7292 Elm Rd. Sat. May 5, 8am -2pm Miscellaneous household items, tools antiques & collectibles.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

Agassiz

7362 Morrow Rd May 5 9am - 3pm Multi - family sale. Patio furniture, boys bikes, toy box, and much more

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2 BR Newly renovated condo in HHS W/D/F/S/DW/gas FP Pets OK Ref Required $850/month plus damage deposit Minimum 1 yr lease Call evenings: Peter @ 604796-0186. AGASSIZ- Bright 2 BDRM w/ 2 balconies, newly painted and new flooring. $775/m. $300 signing bonus for 12 month stay. N/S, N/P Call 604-796-1015

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? ONE STOP SHOPPING, get a million different products here. High quality, 20% less than Walmart, vitamins, health, nutrition, cosmetics, jewelry, cleaners, soaps, shampoos, guaranteed; tonyspacil.ca.

APARTMENT/CONDO

Agassiz- Roomy, bright studio, lrg. kitchen. Avail. now. $475 / $525 furnished. N/S, N/P ref. 604-796-1015

Agassiz, Woodside Terrace, 1bdrm apt, clean, well maintained, patio, off street pking, close to ammen. pet negot. $575/m, avail May 1, Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604792-0077

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COTTAGES

LOON LAKE CABIN sleeps 7, full kitchen & bath, dock, boat launch $100 p/day - 3 day min. 250-8265575 or e-mail krissie01@shaw.ca

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

MISC. WANTED

Highest Prices Paid for Old Coins Collections, Sets, Loose Change Local Collector Call 604-701-8041

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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SUITES, LOWER

NEW 2 bdrm suite in Aldr/Abby border. 9 ft ceilings. New app (wash/dry incl) $750 incl utils. Backs onto greenbelt. No Smoking/pets. 778-241-7019

ONE BDRM suite in Aldergrove @ $650/mo includes hydro, heat, cable w/access to HD channels. Call (604)607-0481.

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

UNDER $100

$39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs.

PLUMBING

FINANCIAL SERVICES

www.debtgone.ca

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GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

HERBAL MAGIC Look great for summer - 1st 9 weeks for $99. Lose Weight and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Call NOW 1-800-8545176.

Need STRESS relief? One easy payment makes that possible!

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

Call FREE 1-877-220-3328

ABLE AUCTIONS is currently seeking quality Estates, Antiques & Collectibles for Giant auction June 3rd www.ableauctions.ca. Tyler 604818-9473

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

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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.

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

$15 Call Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

• FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked!

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

Dan Knoke Trucking

For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian openfastpitch.com or contact our office at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!

BLUE NOSE PITT BULLS, puppies, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. $700. (604)530-0336

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

Adorable Cocker Spaniel Puppies Only 4 left – purebred, no papers (604) 888-0832 asking $500

CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978

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

VOLUNTEER

PETS

636

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

In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:

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 office@lemare.ca.

1 x 1 ad, Garage Sale signs & a list of helpful hints.

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

General Repairs & Data Recovery, Trojan’s & Viruses removed. Same day service on all drop offs. Drop by 6438 Lougheed Hwy. (Corner of 7 & 9) 604-796-0538

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MOVING & STORAGE

#1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting, $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)745-7918

Up to $20/hr

SALES Representative / Transportation Specialist needed for well established BC based Flatbed Trucking / Logistics Company. No Relocation required. Must Have Experience in Transportation field. Email Resume to accts@lakeenterprisestrucking.com Ph:250-3982299

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Tower Crane RIGGERS for projects in the GVRD. Rigging ticket, experience on a commercial construction site working under a crane is required. Send resume via fax:

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE

PETS

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

GET IN THE GAME!

Call Rochelle 604.777.2195

• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

CRIMINAL RECORD?

PART TIME work at sand & gravel pit near Harrison Mills. Perfect situation for retired or semi retired person with experience in heavy construction and is mechanically inclined. Call Grant at 604-308-9515.

Join our Marketing/ Advertising team now Busiest time of the year! Hiring 12 f/t CSR reps Must be outgoing and motivated!

Tree removal done RIGHT!

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

HOMES WANTED

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

knoke trucking

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.

$2 per week in $100 & Under $4 per week in $200 & Under $6 per week in $300 & Under (Must advertise for 2 consecutive weeks.)

Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

1200 sq.ft. rancher, 3 beds, 2 baths, huge kitchen, large living room, fireplace, gated community indoor pool, sauna & hot tub. reduced to $289,000 604 796-1977 hickke@shaw.ca

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

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FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

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FURNITURE

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

Agassiz All Storage Secured parking for RVs. Heated bays. 7651 Industrial Way Ph: 604.796.5577 info@agassiz-all-storage.com www.agassiz-all-storage.com


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TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

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

2003 LAYTON 25’ Travel Trailer. Lite, easy-tow, clean, well maintained. Queen bed, big freezer/fridge, full kitchen, m/w, TV. Many extras incl. hitch & gas certified. $8,500. 604-852-2992

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

GUARANTEED

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv) 2005 ROAD RANGER, 24’ trailer, like new, slide, microwave, q.bed, air, $13,500. Call (604)869-3466 2006 luxury 5th whl trlr, Titanium Mint cond., loaded, firesale $33,500 obo. Call for details. (604)858-4878

We Will Pay You $1000

2009 31’ Fleetwood Jamboree, under 8000mi, winter pkge w/deluxe int. 4000w gen., hkups & hoses included, $72,555, 604-858-9823

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

2010 EVERLITE RV Travel Trailerwalk around queen, 1 slide, elec. awning, TV, full cover. As new $21,000: (604)858-8087

Auto Loans or All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

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

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in May, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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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 www.rosmanrv.com

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CARS - DOMESTIC

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

1998 FORD TAURUS XL. Red. 357K. Very good condition! AirCared, $1100. 604-853-8342. 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3300 firm. 604-538-9257.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1993 Toyota Corolla, champagne color, 4 dr. sun-roof, auto, 265 km, runs well, $1500.Call 604-820-0696 1997 TOYOTA Avalon, white w/tan interior. U.S. model. Running cond. Parts $5 & up, or $500 whole car, obo. 604-869-1422

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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TRUCKS & VANS

2005 HONDA CIVIC SI, silver, 4 dr, 5 sp, fully loaded, 90 K, s.roof, $6,600. Call 604-551-1377. 2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $21,500: 10000k. Call 604-551-1377.

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MOTORCYCLES

2006 SUZUKI VSTROM 650DL excellent condition, low kms, many extras. $6200 obo. 604-824-6625

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1992 PLEASURE-WAY Dodge van 250, 318, 4 spd. no rust, many upgrades, mint cond., new trans. $16,500: (604)853-2427

TRUCKS & VANS

2002 FORD WINDSTAR SEL Ext. van, fully loaded, local, no accid. mint. $3150 Abby. 604.390.3135 2003 SUNFIRE 2/door Coupe, standard trans, CD player, Aircared, 195K, $2700/obo. 604-556-6889. 2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 70 km, new tires & brakes, dark blue, excellent cond. $19,900. Phone 604-858-2949

Meet the Pros M AY 2 0 1 2

YO U R S O U R C E F O R QU A L I T Y LO CA L P R O F E S S I O N A L S

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS: 1994 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr auto sdn ST#220 $1299 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

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

1994 CHRYSLER INTREPID 4 door, automatic. 130,000 kms. 3.3L, good gas mileage, green. $2000. Call (604)850-6976

TRANSPORTATION

THE

RENOVATOR

COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Complete home improvement • Additions Renovations • Metal Roofs • Vinyl Siding Painting • Fiberglass & Wood Decking Finishing • Laminate Flooring • Framing KELLY AT

604.819.1936 • KJLACROIX62@HOTMAIL.COM

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

604-855-0666

www.keytrackautosales.com

MARINE 912

BOATS

PAWS DOG GROOMING

966 6th Avenue, 604 •869 •5244 www.hopeautobody.ca

Groundworks Landscaping / Lawncare

KENT PLUMBING & HEATING LTD.

aerating/power raking lawncare & yard maintenance

For all your Service, Repair & Installation Needs “One call does it all”

weeding/yard clean up hedge & tree pruning

604-796-2705

bobcat service pressure washing paver stones/ retaining walls

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE

604-819-8786

PLUMBING SERVICES

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR • Furnaces Licensed Bonded • Water Heaters Insured • Boilers • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Gas Fitting • Fireplaces

604.796.0770

❧ the ease of organized: clutter busting! green cleaning products closet solutions regular cleaning pantry set ups spring/seasonal cleaning office/garage organization gift certificates up/down scale move move in/out

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS 604.796.1196 | 604.857.3375 (cell)

New Cabinetry, and Cabinet Refacing Counter Tops 6390 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM CARPENTRY SERVICES

604-796-2834 Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

FRASER CANYON GLASS LTD.

CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

❧ the comfort of clean:

Professional Groomer Drop in nail trim All breeds welcome Relaxing, friendly service

C Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 Call 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

CASTLE

debra cornish 604.796.0406 2006 wide deep V Lund 15 hp Merc 4 stroke, easy loader trailer, Scotty down rigger, Scotty rod holders, Hummingbird fish finder, 2 swivel seats, canvas cover. As new, package deal $6000. (604)520-6512

SOFT TOUCH

• Complete collision & glass services • Courtesy Vehicles • Express repair facility - all insurance company estimates written here

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199 FORD EXPLORER 4dr auto 4X4 leather ST#222 $2900 2002 GMC SONOMA EXT cab auto st#166 $4995 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4dr auto 4X4 runs good st#221 $4900 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

Windshield replacements Rock chip repairs All private insurance co. Certified Automotive Glass Technician 35 yrs exp. Full Service Glass Shop

DOMESTIC & IMPORTS

531 CORBETT ST. HOPE, BC. 604-869-9514


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June 9 9:30AM - 6:00 pm June 10 9:00AM - 2:30 pm Harrison Hot Springs WAR CANOE RACES

Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles, Small & Large Canoes

SALMON BARBEQUE ARTISANS DRUMMING DISPLAY IN MEMORIAL HALL SASQUATCH TALKS TRADITIONAL DANCES MEDICINE WALKS GAMES CEDAR WEAVING The Agassiz Y Harrison Y Hope


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