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The band Chilliwack rocked the Harrison Memorial Hall on Saturday night, as part of a fundraiser for the Harrison Festival Society. The show was sold out and the hall was packed with arts supporters from around the Fraser Valley. For more photos, visit us online at ahobserver.com. JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

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Heavy snow in B.C.'s Interior poses a risk of flooding in the Fraesr Valley this year, but much will depend on the weather patterns in the weeks ahead. The entire Fraser River watershed has 29 per cent more snow than normal, as of the latest readings taken by the River Forecast Centre May 1. And the upper Fraser and Nechako basins – which supply about a third

of the Fraser water that flows through the Lower Mainland — are running at around 50 per cent above normal. "There is an elevated flood risk present through the entire length of the mainstem of the Fraser River from the Robson Valley to the Fraser Valley," according to the centre's latest bulletin. Some B.C. communities have already been hit with isolated flooding due to rising local creeks and rivers and forecasters say the risk

of seasonal flooding later this spring is "exceptional" in some regions. But they say the Fraser won't likely peak in the Lower Mainland until sometime between midMay and late June or July, depending on the weather. A lengthy run of hot temperatures, heavy rain or a combination of the two is described as the worst-case scenario. Floodplain dwellers should hope for seasonal temperatures and dry weather for the rest of

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the spring, particularly in the watershed's northern basins. Ab ove-nor mal temperatures are expected in most of the watershed by this weekend. Lower Mainland residents would have plenty of warning of any high water. The River Forecast Centre runs computer simulations to generate five-day forecasts of flow the length of the Fraser. Flood warnings are issued if rivers are forecast to approach or reach flood level.

A thief has taken off with food that was stockpiled for the busy tourist season ahead. Staff at Kilby Historic Site's restaurant discovered that their fridge and freezer had been ransacked overnight, and most of the contents stolen. Both the fridge and freezer are located inside an outbuilding at the site, and that shed's door was broken to gain entry. Staff said they were stocking up for several weeks to be able to handle the upcoming busy season, which would begin in earnest this weekend with Mother's Day. They said they will be able to put together something nice for the moms who come for lunch. Some of the items stolen include 20-pound roasts, fish and cheese. The only thing the thieves left behind was the bread and the cheddar cheese. The break-in would have happened sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning this week, and Agassiz RCMP are asking that anyone with information call 604-7962211, or Crimestoppers. As of press time, they hadn't received any other reports of crime in the Harrison Mills area. news@ahobserver.com


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COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM • PARKS • TRAILS • HIKING • CONCERTS • CHOIRS While you enjoy the Fair your children can enjoy an informative and fun presentation on: Bicycle Safety/Traffic • Brain games • Library-Reading Circle • DARE • Info on Nutrition

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Off-duty Maple Ridge officer nabs drunk driver A Ridge Meadows RCMP officer helped take a drunk driver off the road on Sunday while off duty in Harrison Mills. Cpl. Todd Balaban saw a car narrowly miss hitting several vehicles before the driver stopped at the Sasquatch Inn. Balaban then placed the man under arrest for impaired driving. Police allege the driver became uncooperative and refused to comply with Cpl. Balaban, so a Vancouver firefighter stepped in to help him restrain the man until a RCMP officer from

the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment arrived. “Even though police enjoy their time off, we are always alert to our surroundings. In this case, our police officer felt the safety of the public was in jeopardy by the way the man was driving, and that he had to stop this from continuing,” said Cpl. Alanna Dunlop, with Ridge Meadows RCMP. Police also thanked the off-duty firefighter for helping Cpl. Balaban. – Black Press

Popkum Market drive through robbery Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly drove through the front door of the Popkum Market last Thursday. A witness at the scene told Agassiz RCMP a grey Jeep Cherokee with two men inside crashed through the doors, and then attempted to grab the cash drawer. The incident happened at about 4:50 a.m., at the market by the Popkum roundabout. The vehicle drove away and was later found in Chilliwack. The first male is described as being a Caucasian man wearing jeans, a black hooded sweat shirt and red t-shirt. The man also had a receding hairline. The second male is described as being Caucasian, wearing jeans, and a black hooded sweatshirt. "The vehicle is currently being examined by the Integrated Forensic Identification Section, "said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. "We are hopeful that there will be some evidence in the vehicle that will help to identify the suspects." Anyone with information regarding this incident, should contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

For the record An article in the April 27 edition of the Observer mentioned a woman named Marion Dixon, and named her a Spuzzum elder. Dixon is not a Spuzzum elder, Chief Jim Hobart clarified. The Observer apologizes for any confusion this error has caused.


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Mary McGhee receiving her 2012 BC Community Achievement Award from The Hon. Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of B.C., and Hon. Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Volunteering ‘treasure’ honoured at ceremony Mary McGhee receives Community Achievement Award Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Volunteering is a fairly new term, says Mary McGhee, thought up in the last few decades. “We didn’t know we were ‘volunteering’ before. We didn’t call it volunteering,� she says. “You just went and did what was needed.� She began helping out when she was just a young child, copying the behaviour of her parents and the other adults in her life – who all pitched in, too. She can remember picking up cups and saucers after community dances in Ryder Lake, where she was raised before moving to Harrison Mills. It was always a tight-knit community, that pulled together when called upon, she said. When a barn had to be raised, well, the entire community pitched in. The men would take on the building tasks, and the women would cook up hearty meals to keep them full – and working. “If you lived on a farm, this was the stuff you did,� she said. Volunteering – a term she isn’t fond of – wasn’t something to be noted for. It was simply a way of life. “It isn’t something I see as a chore,� she said.

And it’s exactly that spirit that has earned McGhee a B.C. Community Achievement Award. She attended a grand ceremony in Victoria in late April, and received her award from Steven Point, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. McGhee’s name was put forward by then-Mayor Lorne Fisher and Kerry Hilts, director of community services for Kent, a couple of years ago. They visited her home and interviewed her, and submitted her name to the Province. McGhee’s name wasn’t pulled last year, but it certainly was this year. While McGhee has never stopped volunteering; even while recovering from surgery recently, she would visit the Harrison Mills Community Hall and grab the dish towels to throw in with her own laundry. Helping out gives people a sense of pride in their community, she said. McGhee is still a member of the Ryder’s Lake Women’s Institute, one of three remaining WI’s in the Fraser Valley. Women’s Institutes had their start when a group of women began knitting socks during the First

World War. They started the first Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, and still support B.C. Children’s today. And McGhee hasn’t done all this work single-handedly. Her husband Slim has supported her efforts throughout the years, and he’s no slouch himself when it comes to lending a hand. “He does things very quietly,� she confides. “Behind the scenes.� He has been her driver through the years, taking her around to sell tickets for events, delivering items to the community hall, or whatever needed doing. He’s even the family’s laundry operator, and does the washing for the hall. “People sometimes don’t think of the little things,� she said. “You just go do it. You don’t even realize you’re doing it.� And doing, and doing, and doing. Some may recognize McGhee from her volunteer position at Kilby Historic Site, a part of her life that was recognized at the awards in April. Again, she helps out because the need is there. “Right now I’m busy making aprons for the waitresses to wear at Kilby,� she said. Why? Because someone has to.

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Scott Denkers, administrative director for the Hope Mountain Centre, sent in several photos of the weekend’s Skagit Valley Bird Blitz. About a dozen people registered for the event, which included guest speakers such as bird and bat researcher Tanya Luszcz. Some of the birds

counted include a Mountain Bluebird, below, and a red-breasted Sapsucker (right). There are about 200 bird species in the Skagit area, just outside of Hope. The next bird blitz will be at Manning Park at June 15. For more information, visit www. hopemountain.org.

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Fraser Cascade budget gets first reading Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The 2012/2013 budget for the District also received first reading, in the amount of $21,644, 877. Of that money, $13,284,119 is earmarked for salaries for all employees, including teachers, administration, EAs, support staff, other professionals and substitutes. A further $3,191,909 will go toward employee benefits.

The costs for services and supplies is $3,212,720, bringing the total operating expenses to $19,688,748. The biggest expense beyond payroll is for supplies, which came in at about $1.8 million, down from about $2.1 million in 2012. Total operating revenue in the district is expected to be $19,456,770. That money comes from provincial grants, mostly. Other revenue streams

School board approves two week break Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The two-week spring break will continue through the next Fraser Cascade school year. The school board voted in favour of a two-week break at Tuesday night's meeting, at the district's boardroom in Hope. A tentative calendar was also approved, with the break planned for Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 22. Easter weekend is shortly after the break, giving students another four days off (March 29 to April 1). The district sent out the calendar shortly after the meeting, with a note that the calendar could change. A two-week break is a cost-saving initiative that began a few years ago in the Fraser Cascade District. Chilliwack School District also gave the two week break a try last school year, but returned to a oneweek break recently.

Report cards heading home If you haven't seen a report card from your child yet, better double check that back pack. Teachers have been asked to issue report cards in the Fraser Cascade District, no later than the end of April. Year end report cards are slated to be handed out at the end of June,

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Hardly a week goes by these days without more calls for legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana. Last week eight British Columbia mayors sent a letter to Premier Christy Clark supporting a Stop the Violence B.C. resolution which supports the adoption of a public health-based, regulatory approach to cannabis taxation and control. What’s interesting about the Stop the Violence B.C. resolution is that it mentions neither decriminalization nor legalization. The two are not interchangeable, yet the lines between the two often gets blurred when the debate begins. Decriminalization of marijuana involves moving simple possession of marijuana out from under the jurisdiction of the Criminal Code. It’s still illegal, but not a criminal offence … more like speeding. In other words, if you get pulled over and the police find a few joints in your car, the officer will confiscate the marijuana, write you a ticket stating you have to pay a nice little fine, and send you on your way. No criminal record, no trip to the courthouse to get, basically, the same thing from a judge. The goal behind decriminalization is to ease the clogged justice system. It does nothing to “stop the violence." The resolution put forward by the group calls for taxation and control. So, without saying it, it’s calling for legalization. After all, how can we rationally tax a substance that is illegal? So, really, we’re talking about legalization. From a slew of provincial medical health officers to a passel of former Vancouver mayors to a gaggle of former attorneys-general, and now a cadre of sitting municipal leaders, the message is clear — the current way of dealing with drugs and the resultant violence, lost lives, and economic and social damage to communities is not working. It’s simple supply and demand economics. If we cannot control the demand, then we must control the supply and the past 40 years has proven that completely eliminating the supply doesn’t work. It’s time for something that will work.

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Oil tanker debate sinks to a new low B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The B.C. NDP has ramped up its opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline. First the party formalized objections already expressed by NDP MLAs who have spoken at hearings held by the federal review panel along the B.C. coast. Leader Adrian Dix sent an 11-page letter to the panel, then launched an attack on the B.C. Liberal government in the legislature that emphasized the letter’s top objection. Why doesn’t Premier Christy Clark stand up to Ottawa and protest the abandonment of the long-standing “moratorium and exclusion zone” on oil tankers off B.C.’s north coast, Dix and NDP energy critic Rob Fleming demanded. Clark’s answer was the same

one given for many years by federal and provincial governments. The 1972 federal “moratorium” was directed at offshore oil drilling, not tankers bound for B.C. A separate Canada-U.S. agreement in 1998 calls for U.S. tankers to avoid B.C.’s Inside Passage as they transport Alaska crude oil to refineries in Washington state and further south. I asked Fleming for documentation that shows tankers are banned from B.C.’s north coast. He said it is “fragmented,” which means he doesn’t have any. Nor does the NDP’s heavily footnoted letter to the federal panel offer any source for this assertion. This argument flared up in 2006 after Methanex Corp. shut down its Kitimat methanol plant. Instead of shipping methanol out, a practice that was never questioned, it started bringing tankers into the Kitimat port loaded with a liquid natural gas by-product called condensate.

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There are legitimate arguments against the Northern Gateway proposal. This hippyfantasy tanker moratorium isn’t one of them. of the multiple U.S.-funded groups that now dominate B.C.’s environmental lobby, rose to protest these early condensate shipments, saying they violate a moratorium on tankers. Wrong, said Don Rodden, superintendent of environmental response for the Canadian Coast Guard

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Mailbag Farmers the best stewards of the land With amazement I read the letter by Mike Pearson Ph.D, R.P.Bio in The Observer (April 20), and I cannot help noting the insult he heaps on us (handful of local landowners). Perhaps his academic background prevents him to recognize, where in reality a reality check needs to be placed. The quote “A distressing number (of farmers), however, seem to feel entitled to degrade public water und fisheries resources for their own gain”, shows just how extremely biased and in fact wrong he is. These drainage ditches in question are not public. They are on private property. In fact they cannot be found on any maps nor are they mentioned in the land titles. Property owners dug them for drainage purposes exclusively on their own land; just as the town’s people’s storm sewers that eventually wind up in local waterways were installed for the same purpose. Of course road ditches along the highways have the same purpose, even though different levels of government, without public complaints, tend to salt the roads in winter. Forget about the oil and other chemicals that accumulate every year on our roads and no doubt

find their ways into pristine waterways. If I read Dr. Pearson’s letter correctly, he accuses local farmers of willfully polluting waterways with manure and milk house waste, raping the country by having livestock trampling waterways and cutting the last trees and shrubs, and so on and so on. In fact farmers respect nature and strive to create a sustainable environment. They could not operate for any length of time otherwise. Dr. Pearson’s claim that farmers spread manure, fertilizers and herbicides into the water is uncalled for. Dr. Pearson who examines these ditches on a regular basis and was able to find all these frogs and small fish species must realize, that the lands in question have already been farmed for more than a hundred years, which surely indicates good stewardship by land owners. It is my understanding that besides the severe restrictions in regards to ditch cleaning Dr. Pearson advocates, and directs his efforts to declare and establish a strip of natural habitat 100 feet wide on either side of all drainage ditches, existing or even being dug in the future. There, farming will be restricted at will and vegetation of any kind will be protected.

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Just think about it! Most residential lots in subdivisions are 50 to 60 feet wide, and here we are talking about a strip of 200 feet. Doesn’t this somehow sound like expropriation? I hardly need to mention the small properties and houses located less then 100 feet from such ditches, there must be more than 100 in Agassiz and Harrison alone, who due to their locations become nonconforming, meaning structures could neither be built, altered or replaced. Dr. Pearson’s comparison with a robin’s nest in a maple tree in somebody’s backyard is at best limping. If that particular tree falls down in a storm, is the owner required to leave it there until it rots? I think not. I first encountered Dr. Pearson in town some years ago at a meeting of an urban group called “Smart Growth”. At that time that group’s goal was a better and smarter town planning and the enhancement of our beautiful valley. Property owners were asked to give permission to have trees planted, mainly cedars and firs, in areas along ditches that were not useful for farming. All was to be strictly voluntary with no strings attached. In fact as an inducement the interested people were

told, that in time during Christmas seasons cedar bows could be harvested and sold for a little profit. Nothing at that time was ever mentioned of massive plantings of shrubs and weeds and salmonberries and the like. This project attracted quite a few volunteers; I among them was there and gladly helped with the early plantings. Oh, how we were deceived! The sad consequence is, that due to Dr. Pearson’s actions, where compromise and cooperation is needed, confrontation, hatred and stubborn resistance has been created, where neither the farmers nor the environment are being served. Hermann Grau

Every right to protest I read with interest some letters to the editor attacking the farmers’ concerns with the overzealous application of the HADD, Harmful Alteration, Disruption and Destruction of Fish Habitat regulations. When people in our free society such as these farmers, feel their livelihoods are threatened by injustice, they have every right to protest. I visited thousands of farms in Western Canada during my 40-plus year career in agriculture. I found that farmers are excellent stewards of their lands. Farming practices have improved above and beyond what the media and academics portray in their poorly informed and biased reports. I have never met a farmer who felt entitled to harm the environment. But I have witnessed many city people who have caused environmental degradation as their ATVs drive through spawning channels and snowmobiles chase deer and other wildlife. Yet I hear little from the academics. The following is an example of how the biologists and academics got it wrong. The last nesting colony of the Alala (the Hawaiian Crow) existed on McCandless Ranch in Hawaii. Cynthia Salley, one of the farmers, had preserved

the colony. She believes biologists and conservationists hastened the extinction of the Alala by disturbing the birds to do research, and by taking eggs from Alala nests for the captive breeding program. The last wild Alala were seen in 2002. "I'm not saying that this was a major cause — what I truly believe is that avian diseases are really the main cause of their demise — but you have a downhill slope, and the more they (the biologists and conservationists) interfered, the steeper that slope got," she said. If we want locally grown food, environmentalists, conservationists, and academics must temper their harsh and most times unjustified and poorly informed attacks on farmers. They need to make more sincere attempts to understand the farmers’ concerns and situations. Cooperation and understanding between all parties will serve the environment better than attacks, accusations, derision and threats. Mike Yusko Editor's Note: This is an abbreviated version of a longer letter. The entire letter is online at www.ahobserver.com.

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Joe Trasolini and Gwen O’Mahony were sworn in Wednesday as the B.C.’s newest MLAs. The election of Trasolini in Port Moody-Coquitlam and O’Mahony in Chilliwack-Hope bring the standings in the B.C. legislature to B.C.

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Liberals 46, NDP 36, and three independents. The two MLAs won by-elections April 19 to replace retired B.C. Liberal cabinet ministers Barry Penner and Iain Black, both of whom took private sector jobs in Vancouver. O’Mahony took the Chilliwack-Hope constituency on her third run for public office, helped by a strong showing from the B.C. Conservatives. Trasolini won easily in the region where he served as councillor and mayor since 1996. NDP leader Adrian Dix said both new MLAs bring experience that will help the opposition deal with a long list of new legislation introduced by the government in recent days. Those include a major bill to reinstate the provincial sales tax, which the government has indicated it will pass before the spring session ends May 31.

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Chimney fires a hot topic in Hemlock April 15 was the final day for “sliding� at Hemlock Valley and a great season it was. The Resort had planned to stay open until April 22, 2012 as there is still lots of snow,

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One of Agassizâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime volunteers has passed away. Kathleen Gibbard, 76, died on Tuesday morning after a very brief illness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This happened just very, very quickly,â&#x20AC;? brother Ken Davis said. About two weeks ago, Gibbard noticed a slight swelling in her leg. From there, it was discovered she had pancreatic cancer. Gibbard is well known in the community, having served for many years on boards at Kent and Mountain In-

stitutions. She was often seen walking her dog Eddie through Agassiz, was a regular floor curler at the Friendship House and enjoyed dancing and gardening. Gibbard was nearly a lifetime resident of Agassiz, having moved to the community in 1944 with her parents, Lew and Edith Davis. She married Bob Gibbard, who managed booming grounds on Harrison Lake and Vancouver Island. Her husband passed away in 2005. A celebration of life will be held at the Friendship House on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m.



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Not just a hip hop group

Animal Nation bringing funky beats to Layback Lounge

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Hip hop isn’t all about the bling, the swearing and the money. It’s about the music. And for two Whistler-area musicians, it’s about being yourself. “We like to say we’re hip hop, but nothing like 50

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Modern banking system arrived in Agassiz in ’62 50 Years Ago, 1962 • Martin Sands was named new fire chief of the Agassiz Volunteer Fire Department. He re-

placed Esse Tyfting who had filled in after Jim Gibson retired. Esse, janitor of the high school, said he did not feel free leaving

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of Harrison River School attended a mathematics seminar at UBC for one day in May 1962. A new Grade 3 arithmetic course was being introduced in B.C. schools and 154 teachers and supervisors from 80 B.C. school districts attended. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation financed all costs except the substitute teachers’ pay. • At Port Douglas the main news was the arrival of the Public Health nurse to give the children shots for various diseases. • Also in Port Douglas news, the movie being shown featured Fred Astaire in “Silk Stockings.” • Mail-in banking was introduced in the only bank in Agassiz, the Bank of Montreal, for the first time in 1962. Customers who could not get to the bank in banking hours could use the service for all sorts of transactions, the announcement read. Banking hours were weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at first. Later the bank opened again Friday evenings from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. • Roy Curiston’s dairy herd won the April Burgess Award for the local High Herd Average.

Film follows the money trail upstream ACES: Actively Creating an Exceptional Society, in association with Cinema Politica Fraser Valley, is screening the film Thrive for their upcoming Community Movie Night. The event takes place on Friday, May 25 at Harrison Mills Community Hall (1995 School Road). Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s really going on in our world by following the money upstream – uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving together breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, Thrive offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future. Showtime is at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission and refreshments are by donation. Door prizes to follow the movie.


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Start taking aim at what’s causing stress We all talk about two ways: first, by just stress, but we are not listening to you vent always clear about what your feelings and second, by suggesting soluit is. Stress is the body’s tions to your problems. way of responding to If you need to talk with any kind of demand. It someone outside your comes from both the own circle of friends good and the bad things and relatives, your famthat happen to us. If we ily doctor will be able did not feel any stress, to refer you to a mental health counsellor. we would not be alive! Learn about stress Stress becomes a problem when we are management. There are not sure how to handle many resources such an event or a situation. as books and online Then worry sets in, and sites to help you cope with stress. There are we feel “stressed.” Because each of us is also counsellors who different, there is no one specialize in stress; ask “correct” way to cope your family doctor for a with stress. However, referral to one. Reduce tension. there are a number of different things that can Physical activity can be be done, and it is help- a great stress reducer. ful to look at both short Go for a walk, take up a and long-term solutions sport, dig in the garden. to reducing stress. Iden- You may find it helpful to learn some relaxation tify your problems. Is your job, your re- and stretching exercises. If you lationmake a ship with “Go for a walk, habit of someone, taking or money take up a sport, pressure worries off yourc a u s - dig in the garden” self by ing you getting stress? Are unimportant, sur- rid of your tension, you face problems masking will find yourself less real, deeper ones? Once stressed and more able you are fairly sure you to solve the problems know what the problem that caused your stress is, you can do some- in the first place. thing about it. Take your mind off Solve your problems. your problems. You Start thinking about so- may be able to get rid of lutions. What can you stressful feelings temdo, and what will be the porarily by getting busy. consequences? If you get involved in Should you be look- hobbies, sports or work, ing for a less stress- you can give yourself a ful job? Do you need “mental holiday” from marriage counselling? your stress. Not thinkShould you talk to a ing about your probfinancial expert about lems for a while can money management? give you a little mental What will happen if you distance from them and do nothing? make them easier to If you follow this solve later on. problem-solving stratYour feelings about egy, you should be able the events in your life to make some changes are very important and to take the pressure off it is impossible to have yourself. This long-term a stress-free life. Your way of reducing stress goal should be to avoid in your life is something getting to that stage everyone, sooner or lat- where your energy er, will need to do. stores are drained and Talk about your prob- you become chronically lems. You may find it stressed, risking your helpful to talk about physical and psychoyour stress. Friends and logical well-being. family members may Submitted by Agasnot realize that you siz Community Health are having a hard time. (credit to the Canadian Once they understand, Mental Health Associathey may be helpful in tion)

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GROUP 2 OF 4 Agassiz Monday Painters est.1961. Meet every Monday from 11am-3pm at Agassiz United Church. FMI call Linda 604-794-5554 Better Beginnings: Pre/post natal education, nutrition and support. Lunch & childcare provided. Tues. 10:30am to 12:30pm. 7272 Morrow Road. FMI call Louisa at 604-7960313 Bigfoot Toastmasters Club meets at 7pm every Monday evening at the Christian Reformed Church hall, 7452 Morrow Rd. Visitors always welcome. Agassiz contact: Sam Steenhuus 604-701-9068 Bingo – TUESDAYS Hosted by Agassiz Agricultural & Horticultural Association, Doors open at 5pm. Agricultural Pavilion. Agassiz. 604-796-9075 Coffee Break/Story Hour - a weekly Bible Study for ladies and children 0-5. Weds 9:30a.m. Agassiz Christian Reformed Church on Morrow Road. FMI call 604-796-9474 Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to improving “The Quality of Life” for all seniors. FMI call Ernie Bayer @ 604-576-9734 or email ecbayer@shaw.ca

Harrison Community Social Club Drop-in every Thurs at Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, 10 am: cards, darts, games & coffee. Contact Jacquie 604-796-3105 or Suzanne 604-796-1269 Harrison Hikers Group offers 4 levels of hikes every Wed(easy, light, moderate, strenuous) FMI call Ruth Altendorf 604-796-2084 Friendship House Nickel Bingo on Monday at 1 pm, Tuesday Bridge at 12:30 pm, Cribbage at 1 pm, Sit and Be Fit 10:30 am Monday and Friday, Drop-in Floor Curling 7 pm Thursday Kidz @ the Cross - Harrison Elementary - Thursdays 6 7:30 pm Grades 4, 5 & 6 Registration & team leader - Carol Cartmell 604-793-0171 or gospelbrass@shaw.ca Crafts • Games • Lesson

“Return to the Garden” A Group Show Celebrating the Art & Culture of Gardening May 11 – June 10, 2012 paintings, photographs, prints, hand painted & constructed furniture, handmade glass, jewelry,y, wooden mushrooms, copper garden ornamentss Opening Reception 2pm on Mother’s Day es. Sunday, May 13 with refreshments & door prizes. Woodside Gallery 2226 Lougheed Highway Mount Woodside, Harrison Mills, BC

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Play Lions TV Bingo! every Thursday 6-7 pm on Shaw Cable Channel 4. Tickets may be purchased at “That Store in Agassiz”, “Ledoux Hardware” or “Chehalis General Store”. 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 & reader’s theatre workshops. FMI Judy McKinnon 604-796-8683 Lions Club Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast: 7-11 am Sunday, May 13th. Admission by donation at the Agassiz Legion.

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ogy instructor Joanna Sheppard. The Unity Games is comparable to a Canadian sports day event. Not only does it promote physical activity, but it also focusses on skills like teamwork, problem solving and decision making. The UFV group will work with more than 1,800 kids, as the Unity Games are held each Friday during separate morning and afternoon sessions. Donations of equipment from the local university communities will help the students run their six stations. At the end of each activity, the UFV students will hold something called “CCR: Check, connect and reflect.” In preparation for the Unity Games, the UFV students did a run through of the event on the front lawn of their hotel, the Anchorage Inn. The stations were each tested, with students providing each other with feedback, suggestions and modifications for their games — from shorting the introduction to keep a child’s attention, to having a back-up plan if it were to rain. Agassiz resident Amber Major (pictured far right) was working with her partners, Graeme Dick of Abbotsford and Lacey Christink of Aldergrove, on the game ‘Crossing the Volcano.’ “The children take pieces of equipment from the start to the fin-

ish line to cross the hot lava,” explained Major. “And they have to do this without touching the lava, and using the equipment to walk and step in groups.” The teams each receive two frisbies, a skipping rope, and two bean bags with which they’ll have to use to cross the lava. Team work is the focus of the exercise. “As they’re crossing, we notice that children are grasping on to each other, preventing each other from touching the lava, because if they touch the lava, they have to start again,” said Major. At the end of the activity, they ask the children how team work was used in the game, and continue to expand on that topic. “So, we ask, do you use teamwork at school? We get the children to elaborate on that as well. And then go even further and ask where do we see teamwork? In the cricket they play here, or basketball or soccer? And other aspects of their life,” said Major. “It’s a fundamental skill and it’s important that we emphasize this life skill in our activity.” The first Unity Games is taking place today, May 11. • Editor’s Note: This story was contributed by Ashley Wray, for UFV. Wray, a former Black Press reporter, was in Antigua all week with the UFV. To read more about the trip, visit blogs.ufv.ca/antigua.


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Community

Our Vision: Better health. Best in health care.

Emergency awareness The Emergency Social Services team held an open house at Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall on April 28, to help people gather knowledge and learn the skills necessary if and when a disaster occurs. The newly trained Agassiz Light Urban Rescue Team and the Chilliwack ESS resource trailer were also on hand.

Public Board Meeting

Please jointhe us for the upcoming Pleasecome join and us for next

Fraser Health FraserHealth Health public board meeting Fraser Public Board Meeting Board of Directors Meeting in Langley

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2010 Date: Thursday, Thursday, 5, 2009 When: May 17,November 2012 Time: 2:00 -4:00 4:00 p.m.Public - Public Board Meeting Time: 2:00 –2:00 p.m. Board Meeting 4:00 -p.m. Public Board Meeting 4:00 5:00 p.m. Q&A period 5:00 p.m. Q& & A period 4:00 –4:00 5:00 -p.m. Question Answer Period Location: Delta Inn Town & Country Inn Centre Location: Pacific Resort & Conference Where: Cascades Casino,Room Coast Hotel & Convention Centre Terrace Cote D’Azur Room Cascades Ballroom 1 6005 Highway 1160 King George17 Hwy, White Rock/Surrey, B.C. 20393Delta, Fraser Highway B.C.

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Choirs can unite the world ‘Singing cleanses and uplifts the spirit while deepening the soul’ With this in accompanist, mind I would to help choose like to let you songs we have know that the been singing HHS Multiculbefore and retural Choir’s ally liked. So next concert will far, we have retake place on learned over 20 June 3, 3 p.m., songs. at the Harrison It was a good RUTH ALTENDORF Hot Springs Meexperience for morial Hall. For Harrison us and, I am this particular Happenings sure, for BrenSpring Concert da and Beccie we have been as well, because asked by our director, it not only showed what Brenda Di Rezze and we have learned but esBeccie Bokenfohr, our pecially how much we

have been taught! We hope you will be able to join us for the concert and stay a while for coffee and cake. The price per person will be $10 all inclusive and children under eight years of age will be free. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the HHS Health and Wellness Fair at the Memorial Hall on May 26 or at the door, prior to the concert, on June 3. We would love to meet you again!

answer period open to the public. The Question and Answer Period, scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions. As the fastest growing Health Authority in the province, we are receiving provincial and Webcast: attention for how we are redesigning For those unable to attend in person,national Fraser Health is also making the meeting care practices and care settings to available via the internet. Questions our willhealth be received during the broadcast. Visit www.fraserhealth.ca for details.meet the needs of our communities. We look forward seeing you Health there! Board This is a valuable opportunity to connect directly withto the Fraser and Executive. Everyone is welcome For to participate. more information, contact us at:

For more information, contact us at: feedback@fraserhealth.ca 604-587-4600

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Chilliwack Hospice Society is pleased to present

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MUNICIPAL GRAVEL PIT CEMETERY ROAD

Hosted by the Agassiz Community Gardens Society SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 2012 9:00 am to 4:00 pm THE FOLLOWING YARD WASTE MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT NO CHARGE • tree branches or limbs up to 5” (125mm) diameter • prunings • leaves • soil • discarded shrubs • sand or fine gravel • grass sods & clippings NOTE: Residents will be required to separate wood waste, branches and prunings from soil or similar materials to process through a chipper.

The 3rd in our film series The Way starring Martin Sheen. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm Cottonwood 4 Cinemas on Luckakuck Way • $5.00 A panel discussion about death and grief will follow the film. Panel members include: Ven. Yen Kit Sik (Sister Jessie) Po Lam Buddhist Association; Charlene Neufeld Fraser Health Spiritual Care Practitioner & Lucy Fraser Chilliwack Hospice Society Director of Programs. For more information call 604-795-4660. For more information about the film visit: http://theway-themovie.com/film.php

ALL OTHER MATERIALS ARE PROHIBITED Including tree stumps and branches greater than 5” (125mm) diameter, domestic refuse, animal waste and household hazardous wastes. For further information contact the Municipal Hall 604-796-2235 • www.district.kent.bc.ca

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I love choirs! I do not care if they are big or small, all men or all women, all children or integrated. I think my fondness of choirs dates back to my childhood when my grandmother was telling me often about my grandfather belonging to the “Strassburg (Alsace) Manner Gesang Verein.” Now this was a large choir, about 100 men strong, a fact she liked to prove by pointing to a group picture hanging in her room. By nature, large choirs provide a powerful sound and, with a good director, have a very dramatic effect. Smaller choirs are special in many different ways and require their conductors to be inventive and able to improvise. Just recently I was invited to a “Grandparents Day” at the school three of my grandchildren attend. They have an excellent Music Department and in the morning it was up to the younger children to entertain us, while in the afternoon the older students took over. At the end of the concert all of them — 900 students attend the school — sang together. It was a very moving experience. Choirs — all of them, large or small — unite the world and choir members are perfect ambassadors. While the health aspects of singing has been emphasized many times, I think you would like to read what Dennis Tupman, a well-known music educator and researcher, wrote: “Singing cleanses and uplifts the spirit while deepening the soul. Ultimately, there is no better way of building a community then by singing together. Everyone wins and everyone is involved cooperatively.”

You are invited to observe an open meeting the Board of Directors of Fraser You are of invited to observe an open meeting of Health which will include a presentation on health care services of Directors of Fraseroffered Health.in After the Board Langley. the meeting, there will be a question and


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Domestic violence session offered to all

The Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment – Chilliwack Detachment is presenting the second public information ses-

sion surrounding Domestic Violence in the Community. Area service providers will present each week, detailing

the vast array of services available to ensure victims of domestic violence, including women and all vulnerable persons, have

access to the services that can assist them. One in four families is impacted by violence, regardless of culture,

socio-economic conditions, faith or education. Domestic violence and abuse does not discriminate, but it often esca-

lates. It can be physical, emotional, sexual or verbal and is often used as a weapon of control and intimidation by a spouse

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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**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program

For a free brochure or more information visit www.ServiceCanada.gc.ca/retirement or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval

or ex-spouse. If you or someone you know is being abused, help is available – do not wait. The public information sessions are free of charge and will be held at Chilliwack Community Services – 45938 Wellington Avenue in Chilliwack. RCMP Corporal Barb Vincent will host the sessions which run for six consecutive weeks, beginning May 9 and running each Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. until June 13. The first public information session was held on May 9 and was well attended. Presenters from the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society provided excellent information on their programs and answered specific questions regarding their services. The second presentation will be held May 16. The presenters that day include the Ann Davis Transition Society, the Ann Davis Transition House and Xolhemet Society. The Ann Davis Transition Society will discuss their many programs offered for persons dealing with domestic violence or an abusive situation. Services are offered for children, youth, women, men and families. The Ann Davis Transition House operates 24/7. They will discuss their ability to provide short term refuge for woman, and women with their children, whom are at risk for violence. Xolhemet Society will discuss the services they provide at their Transition House including shelter, support, advocacy, court accompaniment and referrals. They will discuss how the Transition House operates including no fees, and no limits on number of visits or departures. Xolhemet Society will also discuss their Second Stage Housing which is supported living for women and children in their own apartment. Support groups, one on one counseling, advocacy and court accompaniment are available. Presenters for the following four weeks include Chilliwack Community Services, Ann Davis Society - Legal Advocate, Mennonite Central Committee, RCMP and RCMP Victim Services. If you have any questions please direct them to Corporal Barb Vincent – Chilliwack RCMP at (604) 702-4001.


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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES SALES Manager req’d for growing Automotive Dealership in South Okanagan, BC. Must have Automotive Sales leadership experience with focus on Customer Satisfaction.E-mail resume to david@dajo.ca. Pay based on experience

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ATLAS POWER SWEEP DRIVERS power sweeping, power scrubbing and pressure washing. Must be hard working with a good attitude. Burnaby based. Must be available to work nights and weekends. Good driving record required. Experience beneficial, but will train. Email: jobs@atlasg.net or fax 604-294-5988 CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497 DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179. Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

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It is with great sadness the family announces the loss of our mother Kathleen Gibbard, she was predeceased by her husband Robert in 2005. She is survived by her brother Kenneth (Elizabeth), sons David (Deneen) Philip (Lisa) and daughter Laurel (Alan). Grandchildren Ashley, Ryan, Rebecca, Christian, Brandon, Jared, great grandchild Mackenzie and partner Ron. She enjoyed many walks with her Westie, Eddy.

The Observer invites the friends and families of this year’s graduating class to send a message of congratulations in our Grads of 2012 section, June 8th.

Kathleen was born in 1936 in Melfort Sask. She worked briefly as a dental assistant and married Bob in 1957. They lived in Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, and Vancouver Island and returned to Agassiz.

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Kathleen contributed to her community. She was active and enjoyed floor curling, dancing and especially her involvement as chairperson of the Mountain Prison Citizens Advisory Committee. Her home and garden were her artist expression as was the care and nurture of her family.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

CANADIAN RED Cross are seeking an Assistant for the their Disaster Management Program in Burnaby. For details go to www.redcross.ca How You Can Help, Careers, Canadian Opportunities.

Do you enjoy driving & sharing your time with seniors? We are looking for a bus driver for our 4 facilities in Agassiz. Clear criminal record check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, drivers abstract & class 4 license required. Please contact Jane @ 604.796.1860 for more information.

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Special thanks to Dr. Phimister, her care nurses and the staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital for her care and concern. Special thanks to her daughter Laurel, her son David and partner Ron for her care during her last days. Celebration of life will be held at Agassiz Friendship House on Saturday May 12 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BCSPCA.

Goodbye Mom, We will really miss you.

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

Call Rochelle 604.777.2195

BC QUALIFIED HAIRDRESSER to work one weekday per week with seniors in Hope Care Home. Small roller work, etc. Commission. (604) 420-9339

GPRC, Fairview Campus requires a Plumbing Instructor AND Steamfitter/Pipefitter Instructor to teach labs and classroom settings for their program. Visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.

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Event Assistant JOB LOCATION: I n - S H U C K - c h Nation office in Deroche JOB OBJECTIVES: Employ a Post Secondary First Nation preferably from our community. Our goal is also to provide mentoring and teach employable skills to future leaders. JOB DESCRIPTION: W o r k i n g under the supervision of the Office Manager, the student will: D assist with the preparation of In-SHUCK-ch Days. D attend the event on August 18 19, 2012 and assist where needed for this event. D contribute to the community newsletter through monthly articles. D assist with cataloguing InSHUCK-ch Days pictures, D assist with writing tax receipts, preparation for final reports. D assist day-to-day office duties. DURATION: 13 weeks. RATE: $12.00 per hour D.O.E. DEADLINE: May 17, 2012. INTERVIEWS: Week of May 21. START DATE: June 4, 2012. TO APPLY: Att: Sheryl Rankel

FAX: 604-820-6847 sheryl.rankel@inshuckch.com

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Project Workers F/T Temp Must be post secondary returning students. Email resume to Christine Proulx at: ecd@freereinassociates.ca

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for further information, email or call Christine at (604)869-2279 WELDERS WANTED. Journeymen 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km west of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

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Black Forest Restaurant in Harrison Hot Springs requires a full time Sous Chef and line cook. Wage negotiable. Please call 604-880-7452 to make appointment. Bring resume, in person, to 180 Esplanade Ave, or email blackforest@telus.net

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PORT HARDY - Looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, klassengm@gmail.com or fax 250949-7440.

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Rick’s Computer Services

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

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

VOLUNTEER AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

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.

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ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

Dan Knoke Trucking

Organic

HELP WANTED

HEALTH PRODUCTS

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

The Chilliwack Hospice Society is a community based volunteer organization which accepts death as a part of life. We support individuals and families during the dying and grieving process.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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We are seeking a Part-Time Thrifty Boutique for Continuity Coordinator to assist our Store Manager. The individual must be able to multi-task, work as a team member, manage time efficiently, be highly organized, flexible and pay attention to detail. Experience in retail, display design, computer skills and the ability to work closely with volunteers would be an asset. Knowledge and understanding of Chilliwack Hospice Society services and programs and an understanding of the philosophy of bereavement and grieving are definite assets.

Please send your resume in confidence to the contact below.

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

Closing Date May 18th 2012

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Submission by email: geri@chilliwackhospice.org

HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743. Homesense@shaw.ca

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By fax:

Chilliwack Hospice Society 45360 Hodgins Avenue Chilliwack BC V2P 1P5 604-795-2476 Attention Geri McGrath

No phone calls please

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

5-12T CH8

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

PETS

ST. Bernese pups, vet checked, shots, ready to go. 604-796-0116, or s.klass@telus.net. $1000

REAL ESTATE 627

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

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MORTGAGES

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

LANDSCAPING 359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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TREE SERVICES

STND POODLE pups 8 wks, vac, dewormed, CKC reg, parents on site, apricot $1500. 604-496-1180 YORKIE/CHIHUAHUA X’s- 2mos old, 1 male, 1 female, all shots. $650. 604-845-4193/604-819-9294

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

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

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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FEED & HAY

FOR LEASE: 320 Acres for hay, or grazing, or both. 2 Hours from Chilliwack, call: 604-888-3357

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

PETS

BLUE NOSE STAFFORDSHIRE puppies, 7 wks. old, black, brown, gray colours $350. (604)723-4501 BORDER COLLIE pups born Mar 6, 2012. Registered. Strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked. 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abbts CANE CORSO MASTIFF pure bred male, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ Call 604-826-7634. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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 CHIHUAHUA male, black & tan, vaccinated, dewormed and vet checked, $700. 604-504-5438. Cock-A-Poo x Poo pups. 1st shots Vet checked, non-shedding, S.Sry. $600. 604-541-9163/604-785-4809 ENGLISH BULLIES 2 m. 12 wks. Vet ✔, stable temp., 50 lbs. at most. $1200 (604)725-7191 after 5 FILA GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957.

HORSE 15 Year old 14-3 Bay Andalusian mare. Sensitive horse for confident tactful rider. Owner retired. $8500 obo TO A GOOD HOME. Call 604-534-6152 (Langley).

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Exterior Projects. Master Painters able, Efficient & Quality Paint.

UNDER $100

OTHER AREAS

(Must advertise for 2 consecutive weeks.)

Kerry 604-796-4300 kerry@bcclassified.com

RENTALS

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UNDER $200

SWISS-MADE Mens Wrist Watches. Brand new, loads of features, including stop watch and waterproof/ resistant to 300m. Retails for $400 will sell for $105. (604)796-9060 / (604)613-3727

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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

560

MISC. FOR SALE

**HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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MISC. WANTED

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

LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family/farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. F$695.M $595. 604-835-0305.

REAL ESTATE

PUGS pure bred. 5M 1F, no papers 1st shots, dewormed, 8 wks old fawn & red $800 (604)826-1037

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CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492

$2 per week in $100 & Under $4 per week in $200 & Under $6 per week in $300 & Under

LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. 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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

DOLLAR DEALS! Advertise your $100 or less item

PETS

LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reli778.344.1069

By mail:

Deadline for publication is Tuesday, 4pm

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

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.

The Society thanks all applicants; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Make sure you have a great turn out!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca

Variety or Dressers, Headboards, Lamps, DVDS, Planters, Dining Room Set & lots more!

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RECYCLE-IT!

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

(Across from Agassiz United Church)

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

SPRING TIME - Springer cross pups, 6 mos, 1st shots, $450. 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.

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

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.

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

1 $38/hour. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & small jobs. Local & license. Call 604-510-2155

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DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

Thrifty Boutique Coordinator PART-TIME

PLUMBING

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328

ADVERTISE YOUR GARAGE SALE

PETS

EDUCATION/TUTORING

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

8:30am - 4pm 2095 Aberdeen Dr.

(604)794-3388

knoke trucking

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Moving Sale

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

WANT TO SEE Scenic BC! Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550

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GARAGE SALES

Saturday, May 12

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

*Spring Special*

551 Agassiz

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Mushroom Manure

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GARAGE SALES

(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

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

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

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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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

In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:

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!

PAINT SPECIAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

WEST Star Restoration & Contracting Services Ltd. Located 7705 Thornhill Drive, Vancouver, BC is looking to hire a Drywall installer and finisher (NOC.7284), Permanent, Full Time, $23.50 per hour, 40 hours per week, Medical benefits, ASAP, Experiences 1 year, Speak English, Setting Experiences: Commercial, Residential, Area of Drywall and Lath Installation Specialization: Suspended ceiling and floors, metal lath ceilings, Access flooring system, Metal door frame installation, exterior pre-fabricated wall panels. Please send your resume to info_weststar@shaw.ca

FAX: 604-820-6847 sheryl.rankel@inshuckch.com

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

STORY TIME IN THE PARK

IT Assistant JOB LOCATION: I n - S H U C K - c h Nation office in Deroche JOB DESCRIPTION: W o r k i n g under the supervision of the Information Technology Administrator, the incumbent will be expected to D Assist with software updates D Install and configure computer systems D Monitor and maintain computer systems D Replace parts as instructed D Work continuously on a task until completion as instructed D Beneficial to have a valid class 5 Drivers License EXPERIENCE: D Adept in using Microsoft office D Familiar with hardware and software trouble shooting. D Superior verbal and written communication skills. EDUCATION REQUIRMENTS: D This individual will have some post secondary education SALARY: D.O.E. DEADLINE: May 17, 2012. START DATE: Dependent upon funding TO APPLY: Att: Sheryl Rankel

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

ALDERGROVE 7 bdrm, 4 bath, 9 yrs old, 2 a/g stes on 1st floor, 4 bdrms up, open concept kitchen with island, crown moldings, south backyrd. $579,900. (604)856-4721

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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- 2 BDRM condo for rent, Responsible tenants, n/s, n/p. Ref Req. $700/m + DD (604)797-4473 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 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

HHS-1 BD furn’d apt, lakefront building. Clean, bright, quiet, cable incl, NS/NP, $650/m 604-853-4273

HHS- 2 bdrm, 1st floor suite in nice home, private entry & laundry, 5 appliances, $850, DD/ref req’d. Inclds gas, net, cable, garb. Suits couple. NS/NP. Avail June 1. 604-491-3600

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HOMES FOR RENT

Available Rentals 1 bedroom fully reno’d apartment in Woodside Terrace with view of Mt. Cheam, 2 appliances, laminate flooring, separate storage and 1 parking space. $600/month plus utilities.

604-864-6400 Toll Free: 1-877-864-6424 www.strataschoice.com


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AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

CARS - DOMESTIC

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2001 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM -4 dr. 144K, V-6, loaded, local, no accid. mint. $2950 / 604.556.4242 2001 Buick LeSabre - full load, fully inspected. Show Room cond. 149K’s. $5700/obo. (778)565-4334

TRUCKS & VANS

1994 CHEVY SHORT BOX pick-up. Lots of new. $6000. obo. Call (604)853-4111 1997 DODGE CARAVAN, 4 dr, fully loaded, air cared, $950 obo. Phone 604-832-8944.

2003 SUNFIRE 2/door Coupe, standard trans, CD player, Aircared, 195K, $2700/obo. 604-556-6889. 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $5,995. obo. 604-826-0519 2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, 64K, auto, A/C, 4 cyl, runs great. several dents. $3500 firm. 778-893-4866 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3000 firm. 604-538-9257.

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MOTORCYCLES

MOTORCYCLE HAULER, single/ dble/trpl large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1250. 778-888-6805. YAMAHA XS 1100, 1978 collector plate, cheap insurance rate, good cond. $1200. obo. 604-864-0525

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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

1-800-910-6402

1999 FORD 350 BPlus Motorhome with V10 motor, fully equip., exc. cond. $15,000 obo 604-462-1499

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

GUARANTEED We Will Pay You $1000

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)

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

2006 30’ NORTHSHORE, dbl 36” slide bunk unit, loaded, exc cond. $18,500. call (604)824-8970

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

2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, total length 28’9”. Asking $26,000/obo. Will take small trade & cash. Don (778)344-8047. ‘92 PROWLER 28.5’ 5TH WHEEL, Nice shape, hardly used, equip., new tires & brake assembly on all 4 wheels. $7000 (604)701-8550 BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com HUNTERS SPECIAL Vanguard 8’ Camper, Slps 4, Prop. Frig, 3 burner stove, clean, $700 604-701-8550

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837

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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2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

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

AUTO SERVICES

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

KEVCO AIR Maintaining your ride to be COOL! Serving Harrison Hot Spring & Area

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

Automotive Air Conditioning Service & Repair Kevin

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

1998 GMC SLE pickup 134,000kms. N/S, very cln. Exc.cond. $5000obo. 604-853-5711

1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 new shocks, alarm, hwy kms, good condition. $12,000 obo. 778-891-4501 2009 DODGE 150 HEMI PICK UP with canopy, rhino lined, loaded, 8000 original km’s, show room condition. 26,000 OBO. (604)613-3727

KENT PLUMBING

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

& HEATING LTD.

1996 DODGE CARAVAN auto ST#230 $1295 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

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

604-796-2705 24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE THE

RENOVATOR COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

1999 FORD EXPLORER 4dr auto 4X4 leather ST#222 $2900 1997 CHEV PU EXT CAB 5 spd short box ST#229 $3995 2002 GMC SONOMA EXT cab auto st#166 $4995 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4dr auto 4X4 runs good st#221 $4900 2001 FORD F250 XLT quad cab shrt box, fully loaded ST#228 $5995 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 GMC SLE CREW cab 4X4 auto diesel long box, loaded ST#218 $11,900 2006 CHEV LT CREW CAB auto Duramax diesel leather, loaded ST#217 $12,900 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 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X$ auto diesel ST#164 $17,995

KELLY AT 604.819.1936

KJLACROIX62@HOTMAIL.COM

1986 CADILLAC SIMMARON, 2.8L auto, runs exc. nice body. $1250. Call (604)863-2255

• Furnaces Licensed Bonded • Water Heaters Insured • Boilers • Patio Heaters • Sheet Metal Installations • Gas Fitting • Fireplaces

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

604.796.0770

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

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM

1990 CHEVY SPRINT hatchback. New tires, battery, Aircared, runs great, $950. obo. 604-854-1768

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

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STORAGE

CARPENTRY SERVICES

FRASER CANYON GLASS LTD.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES MARINE

STORAGE

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

BOATS

12 FT PRINCECRAFT C/W 7.5 Merc outboard, excel. cond. $1600 obo (604)814-2898 Leave Message 2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-988-9302

Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

604.796.1196 | 604.857.3375 (cell)

604-855-0666

912

604-796-2834

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

FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS

www.keytrackautosales.com 2001 DODGE DURANGO SLT 260K 7 pgr runs & drives real good $3950 604-854-0536/604-820-6733

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

❧ ❧

1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE, 4 L, loaded, all options, mint in/out. all orig, and car cover. 70 orig miles. $4500 obo. Phone (604)505-7713.

Call Marilyn @ 604.796.0960 3770 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

CARS - DOMESTIC

PAWS DOG GROOMING

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

Metal Roofs Vinyl Siding Additions Painting

604-796-3848 or 604-819-2169

818

SOFT TOUCH

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

CASTLE CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

❧ the comfort of clean:

❧ 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

debra cornish 604.796.0406

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com


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L Y E G ’ R S GARDEN A MARKET Your Mom Deserves the Best!

Hwy 9

This Mother’s Day get her a spectacular Argyle’s Hanging Basket! Yale Rd. E. Argyle’s Garden Market

Yale Rd. E. Rosedale Hwy 9

• Direct from our Argyle’s greenhouses • Hurry in! They sell out fast!

FOR OUTSTANDING PRICES, QUALITY & SERVICE! Open NN AYY Argyles Open7 7days daysaaweek week Argyle’s Garden Market Garden Market E E A 604.794.9884 O 52905 Yale Rd. E at Highway 9 to Agassiz 604.794.9884 OPPRRYYD 52905 Yale Rd. E at Hiway 9 to Agassiz E E Monday - Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm | Saturday 9:30am - 6pm | Sundays 10:00am - 6:00pm EEVV Monday Saturday 9:30am 6:00pm Sundays 10:00am 6:00pm

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