Page 1

Standard The Hope

Office: 604.869.2421


FALL HEALTH FAIR RETURNS SATURDAY Annual event raises awareness about healthy living


Spartan swim


Jaxson Wilkins completes another length, while working out with the Hope chapter of the Spartans Swim Club last week at the Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre. For more on the club, see page A11.

Poetic Realism takes over back room gallery in November



TOY FAMILY HONOURED AT UBC Seminar room named after Hope business leaders


Maintenance facility named after trustee A2

Community . . . . . A5 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . A6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . A11 Classifieds . . . . A13 $

1.10 (HST INCL.)

Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

For the first time in history, a building in the Fraser-Cascade school district is being named after a trustee. The Jim Sinclair Maintenance Centre on Seventh Avenue pays tribute to the Hope resident’s 30 years as board member. “It’s a great honour and I am very humbled,” said Sinclair. “You don’t expect these kind of things. You don’t get a thank you very often since schools are always a hot spot for parents.” The building has been Sinclair’s dream since the amalgamation of the Agassiz and Hope school districts in 1997. However, it’s taken more than a decade for the district to secure

For complete coverage of the

funding to bring the project to O’Mahony. fruition. “Our event will allow people to The 5,850 square feet (543.48 tour the facility and have a bite to square metres) facility adjacent eat and meet with Jim, our trustees to the district adminand staff,” said secretaryistrative office replaces treasurer Natalie Lowethe existing 50-year-old Zucchet. “The board structure located near and staff are very proud the Gardner GM dealerof the new maintenance ship. The building has shop … which is named outdoor stalls for bus for a person that I beparking, and will be used lieve most of the comfor quick repairs and inmunity knows and every spections. There is also a one would agree deserves JIM SINCLAIR maintenance shop, and the honour for his long offices for operations and standing support of pubtechnology support staff. lic education.” A grand opening ceremony for Sinclair moved to Hope in 1973 the building will be held on Nov. and started the HUB International 5 at 4 p.m. Several local dignitar- insurance office on Wallace Street. ies will be in attendance, includ- He also served as Rotary Club ing Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen member for 36 years and was re-

2012 Business Excellence Awards Check out pages 1B-8B

sponsible for the Student of the Month program. As a parent of three daughters in the local school district, he saw opportunities for change which eventually motivated him to run for a seat on the board. Sinclair was first elected as a trustee in 1981. Over the years, he was very involved with First Nations education and improving the learning conditions for these students. Working with students and getting to know teachers was also a priority. “I really felt attached to the kids,” said Sinclair. “I enjoyed the politics of (the job) and trying to work together to get things done. I was doing something that I really enjoyed - seeing young people get what they need to learn.”

Proud sponsor of this year’s awards


540 Wallace St., Hope B.C.

A2 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012


FREE ART WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH FREE ART WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH Sat, Nov. 3 & 17 from 10am-3pm Saturday, November 3 & 17 from 10:00 - 3:00

Local family leaves a legacy

     es i pp




    th go    

hi UE



Kerrie-Ann Schoenit

gay mentor




The Toy family has been a prominent business leader in Hope for over five decades. James Wo Chang immigrated to Manitoba at the age of 15 from China with virtually no schooling. Determined to earn an education, he moved west after finishing high school to work at a pulp and paper mill in B.C. Mastering English and French as second




mother emos

Hope Standard


Labelling belongs on soup cans, not people! Words hurt .........

Different Like Me Artist Johnbelongs Le Flock from Chilliwack, BC will lead an art workshop Labelling on the issues of labelling, stigmas and soup cans,exploring not people! preconceptions. hurt graffiti style on metal panels, and become TheWords finished art work will

Different Like Me

a public art piece in our community. Youth will experiment with air brushing and various mediums to express their vision. Bring a lunch. Refreshments will be available.

The Art Machine 777 5th. Avenue Hope, BC 604-869-3400

and third languages, he was able to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy program at the University of British Columbia. Upon graduation in 1961, James moved to Hope as a staff pharmacist at Scott’s Pharmacy and eventually purchased the store. It wasn’t until his son Galen graduated as a pharmacist from UBC in 1991 and partnered with his father that they renamed the store Toy’s Pharmacy.

All three of James’ children have followed in his footsteps. However, Galen said he never actively encouraged them to pursue a career in pharmacy. “I think all three of us had an aptitude for science and a specific interest in health science,� he said. “Just watching dad in his daily duties here at the store, you just saw how he enjoyed the work and what he was doing as a member of the health care team in town and

10/12W HA31

Anniversary Sale Monday, November 5th to Friday, November 9th

. . . s Ye

2 1 TRUE




20 10




Make Sure You'Re Ready for Halloween





The Toy family has had a seminar room in the UBC pharmaceutical sciences building named in their honour. how rewarding that was one time.� Giving back to the for him.� James’ daughters community is a value Malaine and Junine grad- that’s been passed down uated with pharmacy de- through the generations. grees from UBC in 1993 Outside of the pharmacy, and 1995, respectively. James was involved with Junine now works as a the Rotary Club, golf club, clinical pharmacist in the curling club and hospital John Ruedy Centre for board. Galen also curExcellence in HIV/AIDS rently serves at the curling at St. Paul’s Hospital in club president. The Toy’s recently proVancouver. Galen is the only sibling still living in vided a $150,000 pledge towards the new Faculty Hope. “I knew that I always of Pharmaceutical Sciwanted to practice in a ences building at UBC. In small town because in the recognition of their conlarger centres, it’s more tributions to the profesdifficult to know your sion, a seminar room has patients,� he said. “I was been named on behalf of genuinely interested in the family. “I wanted dad to be learning who my patients were and doing every- honoured in some way,� thing to serve them. I’m said Galen. “I thought now serving patients that what better place to do are in some cases four it than at the university generations of families at where it all started.�





Get them all at Hope Pharmasave


9111 Mary Street

Family Optometry

HOPE 604-869-7343 269 Commission St.

SARDIS 604-824-2933

visit us on facebook or at

#104-45793 Luckakuck Way


10/12os PED31

10/12W P31

CHILLIWACK 604-795-3031

Hope Pharmasave no longer handles undeveloped film.

235 Wallace St


Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 A3


Hope Secondary School Grad 2013

Spaghetti Dinner

Pumpkin carving C.E. Barry students Tyler Smith (left) and Elijah John carve a pumpkin at Fraser Hope Lodge last Thursday. Ronald MacDonald’s Grade 7 class entertained residents with their sculpting skills in preparation for Halloween today (Oct. 31).

Wednesday, Nov. 7 Dinner 5:30-7pm Hope Secondary Gym Admission $8 per person $25 family of 4 Kids under 5 Free



Entertainment starts at 7pm

Hope’s Fall Health Fair returns Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

The 13th annual Fall Health Fair takes over Hope Secondary School this Saturday. The event aims to raise awareness about healthy and active living by bringing together local and regional health, social and cultural resources. This year’s theme is Sing for Your Health.

“The idea is just to showcase different modes of activity that can positively benefit your health,” said co-organizer Brenna Ayliffe. “There will be similar participants to last year and many tables will be having draw prizes.” The Fall Health Fair will feature a concession sponsored by Camp Squeah, children’s crafts, storytelling, flu shot clinic,

and entertainment by Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre and Hope Community Choir. Hope’s Heart Hero award will also be presented, which recognizes an individual or group who has made a significant contribution in the community through volunteering, work or other means. Care Transit is providing complimentary shuttle service

to the event on Nov. 3. Pick-up locations are: Riverside Manor 10 a.m., Lakeway Market 10:30 a.m., Park Street Manor 11 a.m., Cariboo Trailer Park 11:30 a.m., and Silver Creek Flood Hope Husky 12 p.m. Anyone who is unable to make these locations is asked to contact Care Transit at 604-869-3396 by noon on Nov. 2 to make other arrangements.

Local crime prevention society hosts open house ally need to try and get some younger people involved,” said president Liz King. “It’s very rewarding work. Basically we try to make sure that we have a secure place to live and try and cut down on crime.” Hope Crime Prevention Society works with the local RCMP and offers volunteers a flexible schedule, requiring a minimum commitment of four hours per month. The organization is hosting an open

Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

Home Crime Prevention Society needs more volunteers for a variety of its programs. The non-profit group is involved with Speed Watch, Block Watch, Citizens on Patrol, and patrols at Othello Tunnels. An increase in retiring and aging members has resulted in fewer people committing to monthly shifts. “We’ve got lots of things to cover and we re-

house on Thursday (Nov. 1) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in celebration of Crime Prevention Week Nov. 1-7. Members will be on hand to answers questions and provide more information about volunteer opportunities. Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.        Hope Crime Prevention Society is located at 777 Fraser Ave., next to the post office. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact or 604-869-5900.



Local Duo - Art & Darlene

CROSSFIRE - Nov. 3 @9pm Classic Rock Band WOODY JAMES - Nov. 17 WE NOW HAVE KENO!


PUB & LIQUOR STORE 19974 Silverview Rd. 604-860-4442

Pub hours: Sun – Thurs 11am – midnight, Fri – Sat 11am – 2am Store hours: 9am-11pm daily


“United We


235 Wallace st. 604-869-2486 store Hours: visit us on

or at

A Community Sing-A-Long

Hope United Church (Corner of 3rd Ave. & Queen St.) First Wednesday of each month

Mike McLOughLin

November 7th 1:30pm Light refreshments served

“Come and Sing with us” All are welcome.. Proudly sponsored by

Lindsay KuFTA


For information call Jill: 604.869.8435


Anna ELdRidgE

Mon.-Fri: 9am-7pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sun & Holidays: 10am-5pm

The folic acid found in prenatal vitamin formulas is essential in preventing neural tube defects in the developing fetus. These defects can develop within 28 days after conception so it is important to start taking prenatal supplements about three months before planning to become pregnant. Continue taking them throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding as well.

Donating blood is a very selfless thing to do. It is easy to do, too and you can’t catch any disease by donating. You can donate every eight weeks but if each Canadian eligible to donate did it only twice yearly, there would be enough

Your vaCCination Centre blood for all medical needs. Our study, they used patches Canadian blood system is the safest infused with lavender it has ever been. comparing it to unscented patches. However, lavender Readers of this column know oil could provide the same we are great supporters of regular benefit. walking as an exercise. Using walking poles can be useful Whatever the source especially when walking over of new medication uneven terrain. Used properly, the therapies, we make it our poles help exercise the upper body job to know about them. muscles more and help us maintain Use our pharmacists as our balance better. a reliable source of drug information. Many medicines originate in nature, so it’s no surprise when it’s found that the lavender plant reduces the number of falls in the elderly in nursing homes. In the

Order yOur erefills Online at pharmasave.cOm



Foot CliniCs Cost: $35.00 Call: 604.869.2486

You may book an appointment with our registered nurse and receive a half hour foot massage, care to nails, corns and callouses,and referral to physician and/or podiatrist when deemed necessary. Orthotics available. Appointments necessary. Call the store for dates and times available 10/12W_P31

A4 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hope Brigade Days

10/12w HBD31


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7 pm Canyon Golden Agers Hall 560 Douglas St.

Members & Volunteers Needed For more info call Michael at 604-869-7468



Tickets Available FROM: Romano Photo, Toy’s Pharmacy Auxiliary Members & the Hospital Gift Shop

There will be no Live Auction this year.

• Refreshments • Scratch & Win • Door Prizes • Great Deals & LOTS MORE!

A great night of shopping & fun you won’t want to miss! 10_12W_HA17


West says son killed Chelsey Acorn

Vikki Hopes Black Press

Jesse Blue West testified in court Thursday that his son, Dustin Moir, killed 14-year-old Chelsey Acorn during an argument at a campground in 2005, and West buried her body to protect him. West said he later lied and told a “crime boss” – actually an undercover police officer – that it was he who had killed Acorn in order to get “all the big steak dinners and travel” that would come with being part of the criminal organization.  West, 60, is on trial in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack for the first-degree murder of Acorn, whose body was found in a wooded area in April 2006 off the Coquihalla Highway near the Carolin Mines exit.  Acorn had been reported missing from an Abbotsford foster home on June 10, 2005, and an autopsy determined she had been murdered in the fall of that year. However, West said her death took place on June 11, 2005.  He said he first met Acorn in about February or March of that year through his son, and he believed the pair to be in a relationship.  The two would sometimes stay at West’s apartment in Surrey

when he was travelling for his job as a long-haul trucker. West said that on June 10, 2005 – a Friday – Moir asked West if he and Acorn could stay at the apartment. But West said he would be home for the weekend and recommended the pair go camping instead. West said he picked the couple up in Abbotsford and dropped them off at a campground off the Coquihalla Highway where he had stayed “two or three times” the previous year. West made arrangements to return the following day to see how Moir and Acorn were doing. He said they were arguing when he arrived. “She looked like she was mad … She was shaking her hand at him – more or less, getting her point across to him, I thought,” West testified. He said Moir walked over to him and told him that Acorn was claiming to be pregnant with Moir’s child, and she wanted to move in with him but was angry because he was living with someone else at the time. West said he then told Moir that he would take the couple home, and he went for a walk to give them time to cool down and pack up their stuff. West said as he was walking back toward the campsite, he saw

Moir and Acorn arguing near the river – less than 20 feet from their tent – and it appeared that Moir swung at the teen, knocking her to the ground. Acorn did not get up and was not moving by the time West got to them, he said. She had a gash on her forehead and over her right eye. He said he spent the next several minutes trying to find a pulse and, when he couldn’t, he determined she was dead. West said he then went into “recovery mode.” “That’s when I made the big mistake and decided I would cover up the incident … I decided I would bury Chelsey.” West said he used a machete and his bare hands to dig an 18-inch-deep hole in the fire pit located in front of the tent area, and stripped Acorn of her clothes so that it would be more difficult to identify her if she were found. He said he then gently placed her in the hole, on her side in a fetal position, and covered her face with a napkin. Next, he placed seven or eight large rocks, followed by a layer of dirt. Crown counsel Carolyn Kramer asked West if he then tramped down the dirt with his feet. “No. I did have respect for her,” he said. West said Moir was “in a daze”

and did not help bury Acorn. The pair then cleaned up the campsite and later disposed of all Acorn’s belongings in a dumpster at a Tim Hortons coffee shop in Chilliwack. West and Moir were both arrested and charged in May 2007 following a “Mr. Big” operation in which undercover officers posed as members of a criminal organization. West was shown in undercover footage confessing to the “crime boss” that he had killed Acorn, but he testified on Thursday he lied to win favour with the boss.  “The guy’s going to hand me $50,000 in a few days, an Avalanche, a Harley. Those are great incentives to say whatever you want me to say,” West said. Also in taped evidence previously shown in court, West claimed to have knowledge of two other murders, and tried to cut a deal with two investigators to provide details of those crimes. Among his terms was that he be moved from “the hole” in prison. On Thursday, he said he lied about the other murders because he was desperate.  “I was being ill-treated, bullied, numerous times a day every day … I would have said anything you wanted me to say to get out of the situation I was in and get in a better situation.”

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 A5


New art exhibit at Hope gallery

Pumpkin decorating

Nature is the inspiration for Verda McAffer’s new show at the Hope Arts Gallery in November. Poetic Realism features a variety of realistic pictures, influenced by impressionistic use of light and colour. McAffer has participated in workshops, classes, teaching and organizations across Canada and the U.S. Poetic Realism runs Nov. 1-28 in the back room gallery, with an opening reception on Nov. 3 from 2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Hope Arts Gallery is located at 349 Fort St. For more information, call 604-869-2408 or email


Sing for your Health

• Brian & Tara McKinney • Mayor Susan Johnston, Council & District Staff • Riley Forman - & • Tyler Mattheis -AdvantageHOPE • Dagmar Lucak – Royal LePage Realty & Dagmar’s Expressions • Inge Wilson – Destination Hope & Beyond Services (Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex) • Wes Bergmann - Blue Moose Coffee House • Shemera Haines • Fresh Air Cinemas • Tom DeSorcy • Fred Fandrich - Valley Helicopters • Kent & Ryan - Sasquatch Sign Company • Damon Shelton & Reel Places Roadshow Our diehard super fans and stars because without you there’d be no event:

• Grand Master Stephen Chang - Vancouver • Simon and Sharon Burmingham - England • Curtis & Simerra Emde - Vernon • Scott Hardy – - Vancouver • Oliver Wegner – - Germany • Regan Greenard - England • Matt Lloyd - England • Herve Attia - – Sunnyvale, CA. • Keiichi Nishikubo - AKA“John Rambo9”– Tokyo, Japan • Martin Kranzinger - Austria

 

Care Transit is offering FREE transportation to the Health Fair. Call 604-869-3396 for more info.

10/12w HF10


Buy one entreé, Get one 1/2 price*

Lunch or Dinner Offer valid with coupon only from Nov.1-30th, 2012

*Entreé must be of equal or lesser value

Book your holiday party with us! RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 293 Wallace St, 604.860.0822

10/12w JR31A

The “First Blood” 30th anniversary organizing committee would like to thank the following groups & individuals for making the weekend a huge success!

Pamela McBride led a festive drop-in workshop for kids at The Art Machine last Thursday. The group used acrylic paints, white glue and glitter to decorate pumpkins donated by Cooper’s Foods.

Health Fair

Those in the “Know” go to

10/12w AH31

• Kevin Larson & Hope Cinema • Don Wiens • Keith (Bud) Gardner • Bob & Faye Burrell & the Canyon Golden Agers • Hell’s Gate Airtram • Erica Press • Hope Tourism Advisory Committee • Toys Pharmacy • Hayley Tarrant & • Johanna Losier - • Dairy Queen • Driftwynd Bistro • The Hope & District Chamber of Commerce • Hope Auto Body • Bob R. Enterprises Painting and Engraving Our media partners: • The Hope Standard & Black Press • Mark Madryga & Global BC • Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Regional Tourism Association • CBC Radio • Metro News • 89.5 The Hawk • Jack FM • Westender And the hundreds of others who visited from around the world throughout the 3 days. Hope, B.C. was centre stage right where it belonged!

We’ll see you at the “35th” because “NOTHING IS OVER” !!!


A6 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Protest raises doubts

Published at Hope, Boston Bar, Yale and surrounding area by Black Press

If the number of people sitting on the steps of B.C.’s legislature or pounding signs into the lawn in protest of oil tankers on our coast and pipelines crossing the province is any indication, one has to ask just how many British Columbians are actually against Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project? Approximately 3,000 people were in Victoria Monday for the Defend Our Coast protest – a far cry from what organizers anticipated to be the largest act of civil disobedience on the oil sands issue in Canada. Disobedience included staking a 235-metre black banner (the length of a super tanker) across the legislature’s lawn. While protesters were prepared to go to jail for the cause, Victoria Police simply watched the banner – and the event – unfurl. If the media coverage and politicking by B.C. Premier Christy Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix is to be believed, opposition to the oil issue has blanketed the province, with tens of thousands of residents fearing for the pristine coastline and super natural forests and valleys. If so, where were all these opponents when the chance to voice an opinion and hopefully make a difference presented itself? Could it be a good number of residents see the project as a good thing for the province? Do they see jobs for B.C. residents? Or tax dollars generated to pay for the services needed in Canada? Or perhaps the majority considers the projects a done deal and all the posturing is nothing more than a bunch of rhetoric – and that the oil will flow because the powers-that-be want it and to hell with the desires of the people and the future of the environment. Or even worse, they don’t care. It wouldn’t be the first time apathy raised its ugly head in British Columbia. - Black Press

B.C. Views

Little new in B.C. Liberal renewal

Tom Fletcher B.C. Liberal delegates gathered for their convention on the weekend at the Chateau Whistler, the same luxury hotel where Gordon Campbell fired up the troops in 2008. Back then the advertising slogan was “Keep BC Strong.” Unveiled at Premier Christy Clark’s pre-election pep rally: “Together. Building B.C.” This slight change hints at the big difference. Campbell led a frontrunning party to a third straight majority, while Clark is a struggling underdog pleading for unity to turn back an NDP tsunami. Hence “Free Enterprise Friday,” a discussion open to non-party members. Clark began with an upbeat speech urging party members to

OFFICE HOURS Mon.-Wed. & Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

“reach out our arms, open the tent and be as big as we can possibly be.” So did they? Dashing between three concurrent sessions, I missed a fair amount of it, but there were some provocative suggestions to appeal to those inclined to support the resurgent B.C. Conservatives. An accountant spoke to a packed room about the growing unfunded liability of public sector pensions, most of which are still of the “defined benefit” variety. Based on bond interest rates that have since sunk to all-time lows, these government-guaranteed pensions are now a free ride for those lucky enough to have them, funded by the taxes of private sector workers who in many cases have no pension plan at all. There was talk of passing a law that all new public sector hires be restricted to a “defined contribution” plan where the employee and employer contribute equally and the pension is based on what those contributions yield. This would


Box 1090 Hope, B.C. VOX 1LO

provoke the mother of all confrontations with the B.C. Federation of Labour, but there was no evidence yet that this is going beyond the talking stage. The resolutions continued the theme of confronting the labour movement, ritual combat that seems to be an inescapable part of

“The good news for Clark is that the 2012 convention was a high-energy, wellattended event...” B.C. elections. Delegates passed two motions, one calling for public sector unions to disclose what they spend on salaries, political activities and lobbying, and another advocating a ban on unions spending compulsory dues on political campaigns.

Standard The Hope

This is a pet project of Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad, whose constituency sponsored both motions. Rustad presented a private member’s bill last year to require detailed disclosure, but it was left to die on the order paper. Like all the policy resolutions debated at the convention, these ideas are not binding on the government. Again, there is no actual change on the horizon. Delegates rejected another motion that would have made membership in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation optional. This would have been a declaration of war on B.C.’s most militant union, just as Clark and Education Minister Don McRae embark on a long-shot bid to end the decades of confrontation that have defined that relationship since teachers were relegated to the industrial union model of labour relations. There was a brief debate on a motion to scrap the carbon tax, spon-

DEADLINES Display Friday 4 p.m.

Classifieds Monday 5 p.m.





2 26

PublishEr AnDrew FrAnKlin 604-869-2421

Acting Editor Kerrie-Ann Schoenit 604-869-4992

AdvErtising PAttie DeSjArDinS 604-869-4990

540 Wallace St., Hope, B.C. every Wednesday by Black Press. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada, through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.

Copyright and/or property rights subsist in all material appearing in this issue. The publisher shall not be liable for minor changes or errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for other errors or omissions is limited to publication of the advertisement in a subsequent issue or refund of monies paid for the advertisement.



sored by northern members who see it as unfairly punitive on those who endure cold weather and long highway drives for themselves and the goods they need to have trucked in. This was rejected too, after delegates were reminded that the tax now takes in more than $1 billion annually that is used to reduce business and personal income taxes. Scrapping it would amount to announcing across-the-board income tax hikes, contradicting 12 years of B.C. Liberal policy just before an election. The good news for Clark is that the 2012 convention was a highenergy, well-attended event that contradicts the notion of a party in disarray. The bad news is, nothing has really changed. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

clAssifiEd/circulAtion jAnice McDonAlD 604-869-2421

BC Press Council: The Standard is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to : B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 A7


Cyber bullying needs to be addressed themselves for viewers around the globe to see? Nonetheless, the many breakthroughs in today’s digital landscape present both dangers and constructive possibilities alike. Prominent educators warn that it is absolutely critical to reach kids in the digital arena where they spend much of their time. Big question is how does one navigate a child’s life away from the demonic actions by sexual prowlers thriving in todays digital landscape? What is troubling indeed, while these enormous social changes

evolved most of our elected leaders, and citizens, crept along with snaillike speed to stem the tide. None made an attempt to write legislation forcing these cyber gurus to create and distribute an “eraser” button so that people could erase false statements and pictures placed there by people aiming to hurt others. Up until now these rich tech giants, who invented facial recognition technology, claim that creating an eraser button is not feasible technically. I truly believe that it is the duty of all concerned to embrace the positives of the digital media, and promote in-

novative uses of technology in schools to prepare kids for the future. Millions of users already are using to find very “good stuff.” There are many electronic games on the market that provide positive experiences for kids and families at fair prices. All is not lost. Nonetheless, it truly is lamentable that the likes of Amanda Todd’s young life was snuffed out so dramatically. Let’s pray that this sad event may wake up a lethargic, dozing adult community. Gertie Pool

Trade deal gives Canada’s future away to China

The new omnibus bill of the Conservative government is a carefully timed smoke-screen. The Conservatives are ensuring that Canadians are focused on yet another attack on our democratic processes while they slip by a truly frightening trade agreement with China. While the U.S. presidential candidates make a cornerstone of their platforms protection of American citizens from misuse by China, the Harper government is secretly giving away Canadians rights for the next 31 years. This agreement, poised to pass quietly Nov. 1, will allow China’s powerful state-owned enterprises such as Sinopec, (Asia’s largest refiner) the Kai-

Choir concert memorable Congratulations to Hope Community Choir for a very musical program at the annual United Church October luncheon Saturday, Oct. 27. The 30-voice choir, under director Jill Last, with accompanist Karrie Matthew performed three memorable numbers - Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis), Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) from the 2010 Olympics, and You Raise Me Up. Many Hope ladies will recall singing at many venues around the Valley, at Expo 86, plus two LP recordings were made here in Hope. It is very encouraging to hear this choir again. They will be singing at the community health fair on Nov. 3 - “Sing For Your Health.” Elaine Gardner

luan Group (a coal conglomerate) and CNOOC (a national oil company) to control the pace and scale of resource development in Canada. If you are one of the many who look forward to restoring some of the environmental protection and other laws that have been recently gutted, think again. The deal, in effect, gives risk insurance to Chinese companies borne by Canadian taxpayers Taxpayers assume major liability for business losses of Chinese investors due to legal or regulatory changes in Canada. When the Northern Gateway Project is rejected by British Columbians it will allow its Chinese backers to sue the provincial government.

British Columbians won’t even be able to follow what’s going on, as the agreement allows for quasi-secret arbitration that doesn’t even fall under Canadian jurisdiction. The treaty clearly states that documents may be withheld from the Canadian public in these cases. The Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) also gives China’s state owned enterprises, already under fire for corruption and inefficiency, the right to contest any Canadian standards that might stipulate the use of Canadian labour and materials in resource projects. Watch for floods of Chinese workers as companies are legally allowed to bring


WE WILL BUY YOUR GOLD 30 years of trustworthy business SINCE


Abbotsford 604.853.9192

AdvantageHOPE Annual General Meeting November 1st, 2012 AdvantageHOPE (Hope Business and Development Society) is the AdvantageHOPE (Hope Business Development Economic Development Agency here inand Hope. We provide Society) data, is theinformation, Economicand Development here economic resources forAgency new business, in Hope. We provide and existing business, and the economic public sincedata, 2010. information, Our goal is to create resources and for new business, existing business, and the community prosperity in Hope by establishing programs, public since Our goal is to create community partnerships, and2010. relationships that contribute to a sustainable and and prosperity diversified economy. in Hope by establishing programs,

partnerships, and relationships that contribute to a sustainable and diversified economy.

Our nnualGGeneral ener alMe et i ngwill be be held on on November 1st at OurAAnnual Meeting will held November

345 7 pm. The boardThe of directors be appointed 1st Raab at 345Street, RaabatStreet, at 7pm. board ofwill directors will by members and our past and future will and be discussed. beour appointed by our members andprojects our past future Contact at (604) 860-0930 or for any projectsuswill be discussed. Contact us at (604) 860-0930 further information. for any further information. or

Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages: Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages:!/advantageHOPE!/advantageHOPE


in their own workers and materials. While we discuss the

omnibus bill, the Harper Government is in the process of giving control

of our future away to China. Sandra Forbes



If Hope were hit with a natural disaster, would you be prepared?

Have you or someone you know been a victim of bullying?

To answer, go to the home page of our website:

Here’s how you responded:

Yes 71% No 29%

Circulation $1.10 per copy retail and 81 cents prepaid by carrier; $42 per year by carrier if prepaid; $61.50 per year by mail in Canada; $185 per year by mail to the USA and international. All subscriptions are payable in advance of delivery. The Hope Standard’s mail P.A.P. registration number is 7804. Copyright Copyright or property rights subsists in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of THE HOPE STANDARD. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher.

POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS - HOPE When: October 18, 2012 to March 15, 2013 Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the Hope area. Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards. For more information about our current work or other vegetation management practices, please call Brian Hadden, your area coordinator of Vegetation Maintenance, at 604 854-8447.


Everyone has something to say about the untimely premature death of 15-year-old bullying victim Amanda Todd, suggesting something should be done about bullying. However, harassments, verbal abuses, threatening, and intimidations are punishable by law under the Criminal Code of Canada - CC 264.1 and 423. Why did no one look into this? Cyber bullying is much harder to control. How does one stop cyber bullies with worldwide social media networks like Facebook, Google and Twitter, where millions of users hang out and open up visual windows of

Editorial Department To discuss any news story idea you may have – or any story we have recently published – please call the editor at 604869-4992.

A8 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Connecting music with early literacy

Join us for a


Saturday, Nov. 3rd

The Driftwynd

Bistro & Dining Room

10/12 DB24

Dinner buffet from 5:30pm includes Polynesian Pork, Mango Seafood Paella, Hawaiian Chicken and Ribs & more. Reservations Recommended

575 Old Hope Princeton Way [beside Cooper’s Foods]

hOw TO play:

• Fill in the grid so that every row, every column & every 3 x 3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. • Each 3 x 3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3 x 3 box.

answers fOr puzzle 364

3 ways to enjoy our Chinese & Canadian Cuisine.

Dine In, Take Out or Delivery

Kan Yon Restaurant Kan Yon SINCE 1974

800 - 3rd Ave. 604-869-2212 Kan Yon SINCE 1974

Chinese & Canadian Cuisine

with no skin on? Which (or witch?) is appropriate, I suppose, with it being Halloween and all. But fun aside, we use songs in our Mother Goose and library story times because not only are they a lot of fun but there is a also strong link between music and early literacy. With this in mind, I was toddling around the Edmonton Public Library ( website recently, I came across a very good introduction to the six core early literacy skills: q We like books! (or, print motivation): That’s what story time at your library is all about! We play, laugh, dance, sing, and generally make a lot of noise. And it’s certainly all for a good cause! q We know words! (vocabulary): Knowing the names of things helps youngsters interact with their worlds. So when reading about a duck that gets stuck in a pumpkin (Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas) children see the pumpkin, know what a pumpkin is, and then can make the connection between real things and print. q We can tell a story! (narrative skills): Hearing stories allows youngsters to learn how to tell stories and describe events. Read or tell your children stories. There are tons of great children’s picture books – a current favourite is Ed Emberley’s Go Away Big Green Monster where the big green monster progres-

October 31st Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 1. Mother (var.) 4. Not happy 7. Reciprocal of a sine 10. Periods of time 12. Relating to wings 14. Alias 15. Hebrew lawgiver 17. Beget 18. Middle East chieftain 19. Worldly and refined 22. Having a distinct existence 23. Mexican painter Frida 24. Showing sound judgment 25. Surrounding circle of light 26. 1/6-inch printing unit 27. Atomic #28 28. Spreads grass for drying 30. Common animal parasite

32. Nursing degree DOWN 33. Prefix for again 1. 13th Hebrew letter 34. Circle width (abbr.) 2. Got up 36. Freshwater duck genus 3. Bricklayers 39. English philosopher 1285- 4. Impertinent 1349 5. Perched 41. Opposite of 24 across 6. Afghan Persian 43. Angina medication 7. Massee Lane Garden flower 46. Political action committees 8. 23 ___: Go away 47. Those mentioned 9. Automobile 48. Pops 11. Thin dividing membranes 50. Rt. angle building wing 13. Take heed 51. Capital of Yemen 16. Polished 52. Fish traps 18. Colorless, odorless gas used 53. Alternate H. S. diploma as fuel 54. Pitch 20. Single units 55. Soak flax 21. Express pleasure 28. Barcelona gestural theatre 29. Makes into law


Kyri Hartman reads a story to her children Olivia and Kessler during Mother Goose at the Hope Library on Monday. The program uses rhymes, songs and stories to create positive family patterns and give children healthy early experiences with language and communication.

sively appears and then disappears. q We know letters! (letter knowledge): Everyone knows the alphabet song. At Mother Goose, we sing it every week. When children make the connection between letters and print - Eureka! q We see words! (print awareness): When a child learns how to hold a book (or e-reader or tablet) and how to follow words on Deb the page (or Ireland screen), they are on the road to literacy. When they come to understanding print has meaning … well, this is what reading is all about. q We hear words! (or, phonological awareness): As Mem Fox writes in Reading Magic, children can’t learn to

30. Old French monetary unit 31. Eyeglasses 34. Magnate Trump 35. Blemish or spoil 37. Moses’ elder brother 38. Twisted Sister’s Dee 40. Bon ___: witty remarks 41. 8th Jewish month 42. Related on the mother’s side 44. Stairs leading down to a river in India 45. Songstress Horne 46. Pirate’s prosthesis 49. Very fast airplane

Answers for october 24 crossword puzzle cAn be found in the clAssified section of this pAper

talk unless adults talk to them. Skill in this area allows children to hear and play with the smaller sounds within words. As adults, talk, talk, talk to the children in your lives. Talk all the time. There are lots of good children’s music collections and the library has over 1,200 children’s music CD’s available for borrowing. And online there are lyrics for all occasions. Don’t worry if you “can’t” sing – I can’t either and the children at story time don’t seem to mind at all! Sometimes I’ll pop a puppet onto my hand, then it’s just the puppet making that awful racket! And “Sing for your Health!” is the theme of this year’s Fall Health Fair, which is coming




Have you ever had one of those “Really, this is just annoying” songs get stuck in your head? I spend a great deal of time either researching, rehearsing, or singing children’s songs so it happens to me a lot. This morning, it’s this one: Have you seen the ghost of John? All white bones with his skin all gone. Oooh, ooooh, ooooh, oooh! Wouldn’t it be chilly

up on Saturday (Nov. 3). Visit Jacque and I at the library table – we’ll be telling stories, sharing books and, perhaps, even singing! Until then, Happy Halloween! On the nightstand: British Columbia Bizarre: Stories, Whimsies, Facts and a Few Outright Lies from Canada’s Wacky West Coast by Rosemary Neering. Neering has published many B.C. history books and this one is a real treat. Short vignettes about little known (at least to me!) historical tidbits, such as the 1911 article in the Chilliwack Free Press about that city’s “first class roller rink.” Also, George Bowering’s Pinboy: A Memoir. This is Bowering’s coming of age (he grew up in Oliver) story. Interesting, but I’m still undecided.

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 A9

Community CaLEnDaR monDay

Hope Al-Anon Group Meeting: Welcome and support friends and families of problem drinkers. Monday, Nov. 5 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital meeting room 1275 7th Ave. 604-869-7078 Auxiliary to the Fraser Canyon

Hospital/Fraser Hope Lodge: We do fundraising for our hospital and lodge throughout the year. Have two gift shops with handmade afghans, baby layettes, jewelry, sweets and cards. One gift shop is in the hospital and the other is in the lodge. All money is spent on items for our hospital and lodge.

Look forward to new members who would enjoy our volunteer auxiliary. Monthly meetings held in the hospital conference room, downstairs. Monday, Nov. 12 1 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital 1275 7th Ave.

Join us in Worship CHRIST CHURCH CONSECRATED 1861 275 Park Street



Church of the Nazarene Sunday Celebration 5:30 pm

Pastor Andrew Tarrant 604-749-7094 888 Third Ave.

HOPE PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLY Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Corner of 5th & Fort

10:30am Morning Worship & Children’s Sunday School

Pastor Jim Cornock


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

Pastor Caleb Bru 604-869-0668

94.1 FM


Community Choir: We practice weekly and present one or two concerts a year, as well as participating in the Community Christmas Carol

Evening. Tuesday, Nov. 6 7 p.m. Hope United Church 310 Queen St. 604-869-8435 Hope Homelearners Group: Come and meet other homeschooling families

in your community! Children and caregivers welcome. Meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-860-0308


Voices United SingAlong: Drop in any

first Wednesday of the month to sing along with a friendly group of people. Wednesday, Nov. 7 1:30 p.m. Hope United Church 310 Queen St. 604-869-8435 Continued on A10


Community of Hope Church Directory ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA



on the TELUS 4G mobile network.

Welcomes you to Sunday Worship: 10am Sunday Bible Study: 6-7pm “The Old Testament” 345 Raab St. Rev. Don Gardner 604-823-7165 Anglican Network in Canada

Local info: 604-869-1918

In partnership with the Government of BC, TELUS has brought 4G to Fraser Canyon. It’s all part of our commitment to being your best mobile network. Join BC’s biggest* mobile network at

Grace Baptist Church “Imperfect people following a loving God”

949-3rd Ave. • 604.869.5524

“Helping people take one step closer to Jesus...”


SUNDAY SERVICE: 10am Rev. Ryan Knight



Northwest Harvest Church

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

For more details on TELUS 4G mobile coverage, visit your TELUS store, authorized dealer or retailer, or call 1-866-264-2966.


45300 Luckakuck Way

Eagle Landing Shopping Centre

7544B Vedder Road


*See TELUS, the TELUS logo, the future is friendly and are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. Samsung and Samsung Galaxy S III are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and/or its related entities used with permission. Screen images simulated. © 2012 TELUS. TEL121152TA_HopeStandard7_3x11.HOP.indd 1

12-10-29 1:04 PM

A10 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CommuniTy CaLEndar From A9

Mature Driver’s Training: Snow, wind, rain, and winter conditions are just around the

corner so be prepared! Learn how you can continue to drive safely by attending this Mature Driver’s Workshop

with Don Harder. Review your driving, brush up on your knowledge and make a plan of action to help you stay on the

road safely. Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, 1 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave.

giver Support Group: A six-session peer support group for primary caregivers, taking place on the second and

604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl.


Community Care-



o t p u r o f y f i l a u q d l u You co

R E H C U O V 0 0 5 $4 Helps consumers buy or lease a more environmentally friendly vehicle Consumers will be able to take advantage of this program and receive up to a $4500 voucher 2006 or older vehicles 2002 Getting under 20 mpg on your current vehicle Vehicle almost not driveble




780.435.4711 877.460.8890TO TOFIND FINDOUT! OUT! 1.855.853.1181


CALL CALL 1.888.257.4319







Harvest Time Fair: Enjoy breakfast while listening to music by Doreen Froese and Phyllis Epp. Silent auction items and “Loonie Bags” galore. Speaker Trudy Bayek, award winning journalist from Abbotsford, will talk about “The Story Behind the Story.” Thursday, Nov. 8 9 a.m. Kimchi Restaurant 621 6th Ave. 604-869-8420 hopecwc@hotmail. com


What is the CASH FOR CLUNKERS Program?


fourth Thursday of the month. Please contact our office for further information or to place a referral. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, Nov. 8 1:30 p.m. Small meeting room at Fraser Canyon Hospital 1275 7th Ave. 604-860-7713


DL#31164 D#30900

Care Transit Shuttle: Care Transit is pleased to provide you with complimentary shuttle service to Hope’s Fall Health Fair! Our pick up locations are as follows: Riverside Manor 10 a.m., Lakeway Market 10:30 a.m., Parkside Street Manor 11 a.m., Cariboo Trailer Park 11:30 a.m., and Silver Creek Flood Hope Husky 12 p.m. Anyone who is unable to make these pick up locations please call by 12 noon on Nov. 2 for further arrangements. Saturday, Nov. 3 10 a.m. 604-869-3396

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 A11

Sports Hope has renewal in competitive swimming Spartan Swim Club helps improve strength and technique

Barry Stewart Hope Standard


Swim coach Steve Link helps Nicola James with her hand paddles at last Thursday’s practice for the Hope chapter of the Spartan Swim Club. Fourteen swimmers work out twice a week at the Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre, improving their swimming strength and technique. The next intake for the club is in January, for the 14-week January to April session.

upcoming events at the rec centre Zumbatomic Tuesdays, Nov. 6 – Dec. 11 8 – 12 yrs

Craftabulous Wed, Nov. 7 - 28 6 – 12 yrs Friday Night Basketball Nov. 9 - 30 8 – 12 yrs

School Daze Off Monday, Nov. 12 Kindergarten to 12 yrs Lots more programs/details are available online or pick up a copy of our Fall Activity Guide!

Penguin Concessions Opens Nov. 1

Hope & District

Recreation & Cultural Services

1005-6th Ave. • 604-869-2304 “Best Ice in BC” website: • email:

10/12W HR31

Long-time Hope residents may reminisce about the glorious days of outdoor swimming at the old Centennial Pool — but when the cold autumn rain sets in, it’s nice to have a warm, dry place to go and have a splash... or a rigourous workout, like 14 kids are getting with the Hope chapter of the Spartan Swim Club. Under the guidance of Hope Secondary shops teacher Steve Link, the age seven to 14 swimmers meet for one-hour sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre. Sharrers was the much-loved coach of the Hope Otters Swim Club — which was in its heydays at the old outdoor facility that sat roughly on the same site as the present indoor pool. Now, with the support of the Chilliwack-based Spartans, Hope is seeing a resurgence in competitive swimming. “The difference is, we take the summers off,” said Link. “It’s kind of backwards to what the summer club was about. We hope to get it to be a year-round program.” Link swam competitively in Saskatoon, from age 10 to 18 and he has moved up to the head coaching position after two years as an assistant in Hope. His daughters Emma and Darby are members of the club and Emma and two other girls have qualified to take part in regional meets in the Lower Mainland this season. “Kami Becker, Sarah Irwin and Emma qualified by swimming 300 metres in less than 5:40 and a 200-metre individual medley in less than 4:30,” explained Link. “There’s a series of events in the region throughout the year, so we’ll pick a few for them to go to.” The parent club in Chilliwack is having great success in its registration numbers, added Link. Since he was on a waiting list, one young Chilliwack-based swimmer has chosen to come to Hope to get his time in the pool. There may be even more at the next session, which runs from January to April. “We have all of the Spartans’ resources at our fingertips,” added the coach. “They are only a phone call away.” A wander through the Hope pool’s equipment room also netted a few items that the club is now utilizing, such as flippers, pull buoys and hand paddles. Link said the flippers are especially helpful for the younger swimmers, who start to sink before they can complete a 25-metre length. They also give the swimmers a feeling for swimming quickly. “The pull buoys are floats that they hold between their thighs,” said Link. “This makes their legs float, so the kids can work on just their arm strokes. “We also got some pieces of inner tube from Kal Tire, to hold their knees together when they are doing their snap kicks. “The hand paddles are partly for strength training and also to get a feel  for the water,” said Link. “It’s important to optimize your pull, from the moment your hand goes into the water and on through the whole stroke.” Link works with the more senior swimmers — putting them through as many as 60 lengths in a session — while former club swimmer James Irwin works with the younger students, who can burn up as many as 25 lengths in the hour. The next intake for swimmers will be in January, for the 14week January to April program. The registration fee of $238  covers pool rental and coaching costs, explained Link. Interested swimmers and their parents are welcome to drop by the pool during the club’s practices. “They can come and see me on-deck,” said Link, “or if they come to the viewing area, they can pick up an info sheet there.”

A12 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012




Allsys IT Computer Sales

FRASER CANYON Hope Auto Body Ltd. GLASS LTD. Windshield replacements Rock chip repairs All private insurance co. Certified Automotive Glass Technician 35 yrs exp. Full Service Glass Shop


604-869-9514 • 531 Corbett St. FREE PICK UP & DELIVERY ASK FOR DETAILS. -


Renovations & New Construction

Cell: 604.869.1686 Fax: 604.869.7605

PLUMBING & HEATING • Gas, Oil & Propane Furnaces • Water Heaters • Class A Gas Fitter


604-869-0400 604-869-1111


Got the plumbing blues?


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

966 6th Avenue, 604 •869 •5244

ELECTRICAL • Residential • Rural • Commercial • New Construction • Renovations

Scott Gilbert 604-860-8605 Bonded/Insured Hope, B.C. 94574

285B Wallace Street

Precision Exteriors • Roofing • Siding • Windows • Doors & more

WCB Insured. Contact Jeremy for a FREE ESTIMATE


“Protecting your inside from the outside”



• Cloverdale Paint Dealer • Blinds • Carpet & Vinyl • Ceramic Tile • Hardwood • Laminates • Free Estimates • Expert Installation

604-869-3456 1-877-7ALLSYS



549 Wallace St• 604.869.2727

GrassCutting HedgeTrimming YardCleaning GutterCleaning PressureWashing WasteRemoval

Mike: 604•703•8510 604•869•8415

TREE SERVICE UPHOLSTERY SPACE FOR RENT PHILLIPS O GE R S TREE SERVICES R • Removals Upholstery • Toppings • Chipping Furniture, • Limbing Windows, Fabric Hey! If this got your Free Estimates & Fully insured.

604.750.0159 604-869-9990


In-home & on-line estimates

attention, then it worked...

call today to advertise your business: 604.869.2421

Our Business Pros will handle the jobs that you really don’t want to do! Call Janice: 604.869.2421to set up a package to suit your needs.


This spot can be yours for as little as $25 per week. Make a 3 month commitment & get our business of the week ad for no extra cost. Call us at 604-869-2421 or come by the office 540 Wallace Street to book your ad.


barclay fletcher contracting ltd.

& Service





LANDSCAPING • Commercial & Residential Yard Maintenance • Hydro Seeding • Brush Chipping

Servicing Hope & Area since 1979


S Y A D N M O :30PM AT 4

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Hope Standard A13



FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Lower Mainland in in lower mainland in the 18 18 best-read the best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community communityand newspapers newspapers and newspapers. 3 dailies. 5 dailies. ON THE WEB:



BARRY, Robert Charles Oct. 8, 1933 - Oct. 21, 2012 With sorrowing hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and brother-inlaw. Bob was born in Agassiz BC on October 8, 1933 and lived in Yale for a good portion of his life. Bob was predeceased by his parents and grandparents. He is survived by his loving wife Maurine of 57 years, sons: Bruce (Trish), Maurice (Cindy), daughter: Catherine (Chris), brother: William (Bill) (Diane), five grandchildren, six great grand children, nephews and niece. Bob’s working life started out for the C.P.R. but he decided that wasn’t the job for him. He then went to work for the Dept. of Highways, surveying around the province. In 1968 he took over his parent’s store of which the family are still operating today. He was Canada Post Postmaster in Yale from 1970 - 2000. Bob enjoyed his many card games, shuffling the decks. He was a former member of Mount Hope Lodge No. 139A.F & A. M. and Canyon Chapter No. 70 O.E.S. Yale Ratepayers and Yale Historic Society. Thank you to the nurses and doctors at Fraser Hope Lodge and Heritage Village in Chilliwack for their care of Bob over the past 12 years. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2 pm at the Historic St. John the Divine Church in Yale. Refreshments to follow at the Yale Community Centre.








McArthur, Edward Joseph (Ted) BC Cancer

DeLONG, Merle Rose (Titchener) May 29, 1925 - Oct. 11, 2012




CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248




Our dear mom, grandma, and great-grandma died on October 11, 2012 in Chilliwack General Hospital. She was 87. Merle was predeceased by Donald, her husband of 54 years, in 1998, her sister Eileen and her toddler brother George. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her 3 children Karen (Barry) Kerfoot of Vancouver, Alan (Susan) DeLong of Hope, & Joanne (Don) Clevett of Edmonton; grandchildren Jennifer (David) Ham, Timothy (Daniela) Howell, Rachel (George) Freitag, Danielle (Chris) Jarman, and Rhodri Howell; 5 great-grandchildren Paul & Lochlann Freitag, Nicholas Jarman, Julia Ham, and Aidan Howell; brother-in-law Doug (Muriel) DeLong and sistersin-law Joan (Landon) DeLong and Doris (Don) Campbell, and by many nieces and nephews. Born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to Percy and Olive Titchener, Merle there met and married Donald in 1944; by 1946 they were happily settled with their first-born in Chilliwack, their home until the end. Merle’s love of family sustained her, as did her lifelong involvement with the Rebekahs, passions such as travelling, outings, knitting, and bingo, and cheering on her Vancouver Canucks and BC Lions. A Celebration of Merle’s life will be held at 2 pm on Friday, November 9th, at the IOOF (Odd Fellows) Hall, 46008 Reece Avenue East, Chilliwack. Donations to Canuck Place Hospice,, would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ted McArthur, on October 23, 2012 after a brief illness. He was 84 years old. His family was by his side throughout the week. His greatest sorrow was the passing of his wife of 61 years, Susan Jane McArthur, last December. Ted enjoyed curling and golfing, in Vernon for the past 25 years and in the many other communities where he worked for the Ministry of Forests. He was proud of his forestry career, starting at Lemon Look Out in the Nelson region (1950) to Operations Manager at Golden (1986). He was very proud of the time spent working with his son, grandson, and daughter in the contract forestry sector during his retirement. He volunteered as draw-master for the Vernon Curling Club for numerous years and always looked forward to curling season. “Dad” was a family man always willing to give his family a hand at home and yard projects. He is survived by his sons: Stuart (Lorraine) and Robin (Lori), daughters: Diane (Ben) Bekker, Kim Haslebacher and Ruth McArthur, grandchildren: Christopher (Erin) McArthur, Bradlee McArthur, Melissa McArthur, Stephanie McArthur, Stephen McArthur, Sheena McArthur, Daniel Petty (Carrie), Erica Petty (Adam), Jaye (Jeff) Quesnel, Robyn (Ryan) Weisbrot, and Deanna Bekker (Antoine), great grandchildren: Kirsten, Jordan, Trinity, Sierra, Gabby, Zander, Danaicia, William and Dawson, nephew: Dale (Sandra), sister: Wenonah Frisby, sisterin-law: Marge Dyck, Dolly Pressaco and brother-in-law: Jim (Marie) Anderson. Ted was predeceased by his wife Susan, his oldest son Dalton, his brothers Pat, Ben and Jon, and his sister Betty. The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Philp, Dr. Naude and all the staff at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their compassionate care. A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 28 at Trinity United Church in Vernon. Rev. Bob Thompson presided. The arrangements are being entrusted to Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services.

MORROW, ROY Roy Morrow passed away peacefully on October 26, 2012 in his 92nd year at Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope, BC. Roy is survived by his loving wife Dee of 63 years; children Beverley (Peter), Kenneth (Darlene), Ronald (Jodie), grandchildren Jason, Justin, Nicole, Kalvin (Nao), Cole, Emily, great grandchildren Camryn, Madyson, and Hana. Roy was predeceased by his son Gregory, brothers Edgar and Leonard, sisters Lena, Rita and Pauline. Roy was born in Vancouver, BC at St. Paul’s Hospital on July 31, 1921. He attended Van Horn Public School and John Oliver High School. Following a two year stint with the Army, Roy tried his hand at various occupations before becoming an agent for Chevron Canada where he continued for over 40 years. Roy and Dee resided in Hope, BC since 1949. Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and reading. Roy was a member of the Lions Club and Masonic Lodge. Roy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Botha, Christina Scherle and the caring staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital. There will be a Celebration of Life held at Hope BC, Royal Canadian Legion Hall on Friday November 2nd at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


HAPPY THOUGHTS To My Wonderful Husband,

Congrats on winning the 2012 Business Excellence Award! All those long hours and all your hard work has paid off. So very proud of your success. Keep up what you’re doing! Lots of Love Candace & family



FOUND: 2 child’s scooters, Water Ave area, good cond., call to describe. (604)860-0566 FOUND: small grey & black dachshund, male, no tattoos or tags. Call Al 604-869-8535



LIVE & WORK in the Tropics. Become a Professional Scuba Instructor. Government Accredited Student Financing Available. Professional Diver Training (PDT). Training Professional Divers Since 1987. LEARN FROM HOME. EARN FROM HOME. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535

MEAT MANAGER, Jasper Super A. Jasper Super A is looking for an experienced Retail Meat Manager. As Meat Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of the managing the department, including cutting meat. You must have working knowledge of gross margins, expense controls and human resources management. The successful candidate must have Grade 12 (or equivalent) and be able to provide a “clear” security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities please forward your resume to our Head Office, The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) in confidence to: Human Resources Officer, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email:

$294.00 DAILY MAILING POSTCARDS! Guaranteed Legit Work. Register Online! ZNZ Referral Agents Needed! $20-$95/Hr! Multiple $100 Payments To Your Bank! More Amazing Opportunities @ BE YOU OWN BOSS, make precast concrete steps and steel risers. Forms, welder, cement mixer, trailer & stock for sale. 1 (604)538-6676 EARN 100% PLUS on our new product. I will be selling our bulk new product below cost to interested buyers. Please forward your interests by email. EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed.



Receptionist/Classified Sales Representative The Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer, one of BC’s leading community newspapers, has an immediate opening for a receptionist/classified sales representative. This position is part-time, 30 hours per week and is located at The Observer office in Agassiz. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales budgets and be responsible for selling numerous special features and promotions. The position will also handle classified inquiries over the telephone and walk in customers. The ideal candidate must be very motivated, energetic, outgoing and organized. Being able to work independently and part of a dynamic, award winning team is essential. Excellent communication skills both verbally and written are required, along with a friendly disposition. Previous sales experience is an asset but not necessary. Training will be provided. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package. The Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer is a member of the Black Press group of newspapers. Please submit your resume and cover letter by Friday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. to: Drop off: 7167 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz e-mail:

INSURANCE Claims Examiner, Hub ZC Ex. Search, 604-727-3141

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those who receive an interview will be contacted. The Agassiz YHarrison Y Hope

Online Media Consultant Needed: Do you specialize in PPC, SEO, and Social Media? Apply to our job posting at

The Board of Education of School District No. 34 (Abbotsford) The Abbotsford School District invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions:

VICE PRINCIPAL – Abbotsford Virtual School ELECTRICIAN Casual On-Call


YOUTH CARE WORKERS CUSTODIANS For posting details, please visit

A14 Hope Standard, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 114






GET PAID TO WALK! Start Now! Door-to-Door Delivery Routes. email: or 604-998-1919 ext. 105 HOUSEKEEPER wanted, Clean House / Office, Flexible hours. Contact 604-860-3789

CLASS 5 DRIVERS Wanted for

Surrey B.C.

Growing Disposal Company

We Offer:

• Industry Leading Remuneration Packages • Full BeneďŹ ts • Pension Plan Please send resume & current drivers abstract: or Fax: 604.534.3811

LOOKING TO HIRE? Reach Out To QualiďŹ ed Candidates Today! Advertise your job postings with ease and reliability. We can help you source candidates locally or province wide with our proven advertising methods in over 96 community publications. Contact us today for customized packages and pricing!


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. Email resume & driver abstract to

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

TransX Class 1 O/OP’s Needed Can-U.S runs - Great Opportunity! Contact George - 1-877-914-0001




REMOTESITESAFETY.CA - Online safety courses from $29.95: WHMIS, H2S, TDG and more. 1 - 2 hours each. No classroom, books, CD/DVDs. Canadian Standards Compliant. Industry recognized certificates issued.


F/T Positions, up to $15/hr!! Join our marketing / promo team Must be OUTGOING and POSITIVE If you enjoy friendly competition And a fun work environment Call Tory today!



An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator 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. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.


Slumberlodge Motel 250 Fort St. Hope Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.


MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.


Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Please contact Mike e-mail: or fax 604.599.5250 HINO CENTRAL Fraser Valley is seeking a Commercial Vehicle Technician (Senior Apprentice or Journeyman) to add to our growing team in Langley. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits in a fully-equipped ultra-modern facility. Visit Apply to:; fax: 780-6384867.

SIBOLA MOUNTAIN FALLING is looking for Certified Fallers for seismic work in BC & Alberta. For more info contact Jordan at 250-5969488 or

NEED MONEY? No credit checks! No upfront fees! Immediate response! Electronic deposits and payments! 1 (866) 499-5629 WWW.MYNEXTPAY.COM

Relief Staff



The Hope & Area Transition Society )PVTF.BOBHFS )FBUIFS(BSĂĽFME #PY )PQF #$79-




WOODCREW FINISHING ETC. FOR ALL YOUR RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL NEEDS New Construction ~ Renovations One Call Does It All! Additions ~ Finishing ~ Decks, Stairs ~ Siding ~ Kitchen ~ Bath ~ Basement. Install Doors ~ Windows ~ Ceramic Tile, Laminate ~ Drywall & Painting. Have all WCB & full liability INSURANCE. Call Dean 604-835-1320






HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



PHILLIPS TREE SERVICES, Removals, Toppings. Free estimates & Fully Insured. Call 604-869-9990

188 10% OFF with this AD


FRASER CANYON GLASS, for all your glass repairs, windshields domestic & imports. (604)869-9514

PETS 477


CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 LAB PUPS yellow / black, m/f, CKC reg. papers, all shots, dew claws removed,tatooed $850 (604)820-7714


CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or



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

POMERANIAN - 2 weeks old, black w/ a touch of white. 1st shot, vet checked. $550 (604)941-2959



Experienced House Cleaner available. Call Bev (604)749-7181



ALLSYS IT, new computer sales & service. 604-869-3456 or


GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539


3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour


BARCLAY FLETCHER CONTRACTING, complete home reno’s, additions & more. (604)869-1686


KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet ✔ dewormed. $850. 604-795-7662

Running this ad for 8yrs


(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.



STEEL BUILDINGS - CANADIAN MADE! - REDUCED PRICES NOW! 20X22 $4,455. 25X26 $4,995. 30X38 $7,275. 32X50 $9,800. 40X54 $13,995. 47X80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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

387 604-777-5046


Tree removal done RIGHT!


No Credit Checks!


GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln gutters $80. Ins. BBB. Seniors, 10% off. 1-855-240-5362.

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

Cash same day, local office.


GET 50% OFF - Join Herbal Magic this week and get 50% Off. Lose weight quickly, safely and keep it off, proven results! Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-854-5176.


Borrow Up To $25,000



WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422


1 manufactured home 14 ft. wide w/2 bdrms. Brand New. In the Lismore community, a seniors community “Where the Good People live�. Call Gordon for details & for an appointment to view @ (604) 240-3464

New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $77,900. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $66,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.




UNDER $100

ANTIQUE DRESSER with mirror, partially restored. $25. Call (604)869-0353



FIREWOOD, 1 truck load, free to pick up. Call (604)750-8422 MERCHANDISE: CLASS 500’S From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods and electronics, to parakeets and pet supplies, if it’s considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here.

RENTALS 545 275





TEMPORARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Persons with proven experience on snow plowing equipment are required for temporary employment are required for temporary employment on an as required basis for snow clearing operations. Individuals must hold a valid Class 3 Drivers License with Air Endorsement. The rate ofpay $23.00 per hour with an additional 50 cents per hour for the shift differential between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am per the current CUPE 458 Collective Agreement. Interested applicants must submit a resume and completed driver’s abstract to: The District of Hope Attention: Mr. Ian Vaughan PO Box 609, 325 Wallace Street Hope, BC VOX 1L0

Along with your resume send a letter of interest indicating how you meet the qualifications to:


FRANK’S LAWN SERVICE, lawn care, hedge trimming, gutters, rubbish removal. Call (604)869-1040

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

CANYON CARPETS, 549 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727

The Hope & Area Transition Society is a non-profit organization providing free shelter and support/counseling services to abused women and their children. The Society is seeking applications for the position of Relief Worker at the Jean Scott Transition House.

Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


PURE CHI. Relaxing Chinese Full Body MASSAGE ~ 604-702-9686 9am-11:30pm 9263 Young Rd Chwk


Closing Date: /PWFNCFS  Start Date: ASAP

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




Hope & Area Transition Society

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.

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time potions. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.


your unwanted items in 604-869-2421


THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers -Camp Positions Avail. •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers (Falling)-Includes vehicle/accommodations •Road Grader Operator (Excavator experience an asset) •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers (Pacific) •Grapple Yarder Operators •Hooktenders •Chasers •Line Machine Operator •Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to



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.

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 250-8328053,

Part time, Building Maintenance Apply in person


by Friday, November 9, 2012. Previous applicants must submit a new resume as previous application forms will not be considered.

10/12w DOH24


1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)726-3024

Eagle Valley Premium

WOOD PELLETS $4.30/40lb bag when purchasing a skid of 60 bags OR $5.10/40lb bag individually Call 604-869-9952 or 604-819-3593 20305 Flood Road, Hope



MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379




1 & 2 BEDROOM APT Adult complex, fridge, stove, N/P, drapes, laundry facilities. Ref’s req’d.

604-869-1212 or 604-869-2139

HOPE, 1 bdrm apt., newer, $600/ mon., includes hot water, N/S. Avail Oct 1. Call 1 (604)794-7132 or 604-819-6122

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

HOPE, 2 bdrm + loft, 2 full bathrooms, 5 appliances, gas fireplace, $890. On Scott Dr. Avail now. Call (604)860-4953


Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Hope Standard A15 RENTALS 706




1 bedroom apartments for rent on Wallace St. $600. Newly renovated. Great view of Mt. Hope. On site coin-op laundry. N/P, N/S.

Call (604)869-1301 or k HOPE




HOPE, Retail Space available, 591 Wallace, 3 units + storage shed starting at $400/mon +hst, incl heat, water & garbage. Call Rob @ 604869-9763

HOPE, 3 bdrm house with unfinished bsmt in Silver Creek, incl. 4 appl., N/S, completely reno’d. Tenant must be tidy with good ref. $1000+util. 604-302-5100



HOPE, 1 bdrm duplex, avail Nov 1, N/P, N/S, Adult only. Call (604)8692628 after 6.

3 bedroom townhouse, 5 appl., soundproof, radiant heat, blinds, fenced yard, patio, 658 Coquihalla St., sunny side of town, N/S, no dogs, D/D Ref’s req. Avail now.

HOPE - 3 bdrm, 2 bath, big yard, central to all schools. Avail. Dec. 1. $800/mon. Small pet ok. (604)860-3658

Call (604)869-6599 or (604)796-0069

For rent, better than an apartment. No noisy neighbours. 3 bedroom double wide manufactured home. In a seniors community. References, criminal background check. N/P, N/S. Call for appointment. Now accepting applications. Gordon 604-204-3464


Better than an apartment, no noisy neighbours on other side of the wall. A 2 bedroom Mobile home in a Seniors Community in Hope. References. One pet under 20lbs. allowed. Call for an appointment to view, Gordon 604-869-7641 HOPE

Coquihalla Courts



In a Seniors community in Hope. Mobile homes for sale from $17,000 to a brand new one for $74,000. 2- Vacant pads for rents.

2 Bdrm apt. $650

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

Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077


Large 2 bdrm apt., oak kitchen, gas fireplace, adult oriented, n/p, resident caretaker. $795/mo. Avail. Nov 1. 604-860-4559 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HOPE, Newly reno’d commercial storefront in centre of town for rent or lease, 1200 sq ft, avail immed. Further reno’s to suite negotiable. Call 1-604-505-1077 or 1-604-2677473

it’s that




HOPE, 21241 Kettle Valley Rd 4 BDRM 3 bath newer home, good cond., 2 car garage, 5 appl., fenced yard, hardwood floors, avail now. pet neg. $1100/m. Call Ross Fullbrook, Royal LePage, (604)7920077 HOPE, 2 bdrm trailer on farm in Hope, suitable for quiet couple, fenced yard, sm pets OK, security check req. $720/mo. Call 778-8836654 HOPE, 2 bedroom, $850/mon. Avail. immediately. Ref. & DD Req’d. Call 1-604-792-0232 HOPE, 3bdrm home with view for rent, avail Oct 31, all appliances, large fenced yard, $950/mo, N/S. Call 778-991-3577





MERCHANDISE: CLASS 500’S From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods and electronics, to parakeets and pet supplies, if it’s considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here.

KAWKAWA LAKE, 3 bdrm home, stunning views of lake, floor to ceiling reno’s just completed, water access 100 yds away, W/D, $1290/mo. Avail immed. Call 1-604505-1077 or 1-604-267-7473


2008 HONDA Accord EX only 27,000km. Like new. V6 auto. Sunroof. $19,500 (604) 835-0610


HOPE - rooms for rent in downtown motel. Some rooms with kitchens. Incl., fridge, microwave, coffee maker, utilities, wi-fi & cable. Monthly rates $600 $700/month. 604-869-5500 or 778-998-7230 or



The Scrapper

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


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


749 DL# 7557









STORAGE WANTED In Hope or surrounding areas. Seeking secure winter storage for 22 foot ski boat (rent neg). Contact Jordan for details (604) 999-2378.



HOPE, 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse on Scott Dr., 5 appliances, $780 per mo. Avail now. Call (604)8604953


WINTER TIRES, studded, 4, almost new, M/S 225/60R16 XL, 1/2 price $600. Call (604)869-2195


a KitchenAid 13 Cup Food Processor!

PLUS! Your recipe could be published in our Festive Favourites 2012 Recipe Book. Email recipes to, fax to 604-869-7351 or drop off at 540 Wallace St., Hope.

We are looking for your holiday or everyday recipes for: ŔBQQFUJ[FSTŔTPVQTBMBET ŔNBJOEJTIFTŔEFTTFSUTDPPLJFT

SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly & Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

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



1999 CHEVY VENTURE VAN, $3000, 241,000 kms, runs good. Call (604)869-2309 2003 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE- 4 dr. 7 pass. loaded, exc. cond. new brakes $2650 (604)556.4242



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

2004 TOYOTA TUNDRA, crew cab, low miles, excel. cond.,$14,800. (604)860-4191 or (604)860-9074


INVITATION TO REGISTER EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE The District of Hope invites owners to register their Equipment and Skid Steer Equipment for Hire by the District for the 2012/2013 winter season on an as required basis. Under the direction of the Roads and Drainage Foreman, skid steer equipment operators will be required to remove snow from a list of dedicated sidewalks during snow events when snow depths become a hindrance to pedestrians. Registration forms may be obtained from and returned to: The District of Hope 325 Wallace Street PO Box 609 Hope, BC VOX 1L0



1995 MAZDA 626 4 dr auto sdn runs good st#287 $1495 2002 KIA RIO RX-V 4dr auto, hatch back st#245 $1995 1999 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto sedan runs good st#285 $2400 1995 FORD EXPLORER 2dr 4X4 5spd 5 pass Aircared ST#299 $2495 1999 PONTIAC TRANSPORT van 7 pgr low km ST#281 THIS WEEK $2299 2000 DODGE NEON 4DR auto sunroof, runs good ST#147 $2995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto st#195 $2995 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr sedan fully loaded ST#303 $3495 2000 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto sedan ST#169 $3495 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4dr auto 4X4 runs good ST#221 $3900 1994 CHEV CAMARO black, auto T-Top low kms 178K ST#279 $4,800 2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr auto AirCrae ST#276 $4900 2007 PONTIAC MONTANNA 7pgr Van runs good no accidents ST#312 $6900 2006 DODGE MAGNUM 4dr wagon auto fully loaded ST#106 $6900 2007 FORD FUSION 4DR auto fully loaded ST#250 $7495 2007 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass low km, fully loaded ST#268 $7,900



Send us your favourite holiday recipe and you could


1996 FORD CONTOUR 4dr auto fully loaded ST#305 THIS WEEK $999 2000 SATURN 4dr auto sedan AirCared ST#302 $1495 1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr sedan Aircared st#310 $1495


time of year again!

Employees of the Hope Standard and Cooper’s Foods, along with their families are not eligible to win. Judges decision is ďŹ nal. Maximum recipe entries is 5. No correspondence will be entered JOUP1SJ[FXJMMCFBDDFQUFEBTBXBSEFE/PDBTI value. Recipes will be published as space permits.


2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr sedan auto fully loaded only 22K local $9,500 obo. 604-218-9795

Hope, 535 Queens St. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, garage, wood f/p, pets negot. Avail. Nov. 15, $1100/m Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage, 604792-0077




HOPE, 4 bdrm, 4 appl. garage, walking distance to schools, NS, NP, references & damage deposit required. $900/mon. Avail. Nov. 1. 604-869-3130 or 604-795-1524



Call Gordon 604-240-3464

1030 3rd Ave. F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail Now.


Please note that registration forms are required yearly and any previous registrations must be re-registered. 10/12w DOH24

1997 CHEV P/U EXT CAB 3 door auto fully loaded ST#256 $2900 THIS WEEK! 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab. Power stork diesel 4X4, auto, long box. ST#125 $6900 2006 GMC SLE crew cab 4X4 auto loaded, long box this week only $9,900st198 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 $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 $11,900 2007 FORD F150 supercab cre XLT 4X4 auto fuel loaded ST#273 $13,900 2005 FORD F250 CREW cab Lariat leather diesel 4X4 auto ST#246 $13,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT crew cab diesel 4X4 auto long box ST#283 $13,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT CREW cab diesel 4X4 auto long box runs good ST#309 $14,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD Quad cab 4X4 auto long box ST#267 $15,900 2007 CHEV 2500 HD quad cab 4X4 auto gas, shortbox, fully loaded ST#267 $15,900 2005 CHEV 2500 HD LS crew cab Duramax diesel leather 4X4 auto ST#190 $15,900 2007 FORD F350 LARIAT crew cab diesel 4X4 auto short box ST#275 $18,900

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038


WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Whereas FRANK MANUEL JOHN of 24-60935 Chawathil Rd, Hope, BC, V0X 1L3 is indebted to HOPE TOWING LTD for the sum of $1176.00 for storage, parts, labour, towing plus publication of this notice, on a 2006 CHEVROLET COBALT, VIN # 1G1AJ15F367660076 and the said sum ought to have been paid and have not been paid, notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of November 2012, a date not less than 14 days after the first publication of this notice at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon the vehicle will be sold. Bids on the aforementioned vehicle will be received by the office of Hope Towing Ltd, 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC up to 1:00 pm on November 21, 2012. The vehicle may be inspected at 1290 6th Ave Hope, BC. Dated at the District of Hope, Province of British Columbia, this 31st day of October, 2012.

WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Whereas HSBC RETAIL SERVICES LIMITED of 5100 Sherbrooke St est suite 1, Montreal, QC H1V 3R9 and SEAN MCINTYRE of 50506 #9 Yale Road, Rosedale, BC V0X 1X0 are indebted to HOPE TOWING LTD for the sum of $1339.52 for storage, parts, labour, towing plus publication of this notice, on a POLARIS ATV, VIN # 4XAMN50A17A201801 and the said sum ought to have been paid and have not been paid, notice is hereby given that on the 9th day of November 2012, a date not less than 14 days after the first publication of this notice at 1:00 in the afternoon the vehicle will be sold. Bids on the aforementioned vehicle will be received by the office of Hope Towing Ltd, 1290 6th Ave, Hope, BC, up to 1:00 pm November 9th, 2012. The vehicle may be inspected at 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC. Dated at the District of Hope, Province of British Columbia, this 24th day of October 2012.

WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT Whereas RUBY GRISDALE of 63818 Bailey Cres, Hope BC V0X 1L2, is indebted to HOPE TOWING LTD for the sum of $1652.00 for storage, parts, labour, towing plus publication of this notice, on a 1998 CHEVROLET PICKUP VIN # 1GCDC14Z8JZ311230 and the said sum ought to have been paid and have not been paid, notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of November 2012, a date not less than 14 days after the first publication of this notice at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon the vehicle will be sold. Bids on the aforementioned vehicle will be received by the office of Hope Towing Ltd, 1290 6th Ave, Hope BC up to 1:00 pm on November 21, 2012. The vehicle may be inspected at 1290 6th Ave Hope BC. Dated at the District of Hope, Province of British Columbia this 31st day of October, 2012.

ope Standard - August 20, 2010

ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. GMC.GM.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */††Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Sierra Light Duty Crew Cab, Terrain SLE-1, based on a purchase price of $26,295, equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit. 2.99% financing offered on new or demonstrator Terrain SLE-1 models for 84 months. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 2.99% APR, the monthly payment is $132 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $1,088, total obligation is $11,088. ▼Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. ^* For more information visit ^5 year/160,000 km (whichever comes first) Powertrain Component warranty. Conditions and limitations apply. Based on most recent published competitive data available for 2012 Large Pickup segmentation. See dealer for details. ¥¥ 2012 GMC Terrain FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTEC® I-4 engine. Comparison based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide and Ward’s Middle Cross/Utility Segment. Excludes other GM models. *†Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. u$11,500/$3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2012 Sierra Light Duty Crew Cab/Terrain for retail customers only and are tax exclusive. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GMC dealer for details. †*To qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice.

A16 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012










3527.10.MMW.4C.indd 1


148 $

3,000 †*




Recycle your 2006 model year or older vehicle and receive up to $3,000 towards the cash purchase, financing or leasing of an eligible 2012 or 2013 Sierra (HD amount shown).





- Proven V-8 Power with Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency▼ - Best-In-Class 5 year/ 160,000km Powertrain Warranty^

9.4L/100kM HWY 14.3L/100kM CITY▼


30 MPG




- Better Highway Fuel Efficiency than CR-V, RAV4 or Santa Fe¥¥ - Best-In-Class Rear Legroom (1013mm)*†


46 MPG

6.1L/100kM HWY 9.2L/100kM CITY▼



Call Gardner Chevrolet Buick GMC at 604-869-9511, or visit us at 945 Water Avenue, Hope. [License #7287]

12-10-12 4:30 PM

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 B1

The Hope & District Chamber of Commerce

Third Annual

Business Excellence Awards

The Hope

Media Partner


to all the winners & nominees of the 2012 Business Excellence Awards 10/12W_HS31


Proud to be a sponsor of this year’s awards


540 Wallace St., Hope B.C.

B2 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Third Annual

Business Excellence Awards

Celebrating the best in business The Business Excellence Awards, presented by the Hope & District Chamber of Commerce, recognizes the contributions organizations, businesses and individuals make in improving the quality of life in Hope. About 120 people attended the awards gala on Oct. 18, which featured a buffet dinner by Lori's Catering and a performance by Elvis tribute artist Adam Fitzpatrick.

"From the tourism industry to trades, I believe this year’s event showcased businesses that are willing to go the extra mile in providing great customer service to their clients," said Chamber president Glen Ogren. "This year we saw nominees who are longtime residents of Hope and businesses that have moved back to the community being celebrated." The Business Excellence Awards are chosen from

public nominations, with the final winners determined by staff at The Agassiz-Harrison-Hope Observer. The Professional Services Award was presented to Dr. Laura Madsen of Coquihalla Veterinary Services by Chamber president Glen Ogren. Madsen and her staff provide exceptional veterinary services to the people of Hope, treating patients like their own

Those in the “Know” go to

pets and pet owners like their friends. They are very compassionate in stressful pet health situations. Runners-up were MNP and Envision Financial. The Business Leader Award sponsored by The Hope Standard was presented to Envision Financial's assistant branch manager Ruby Rempel by publisher Andrew Franklin. The local branch and its employees continue to give back to the community in

which they do business. Staff also work hard to engage customers and meet their financial needs. Runners-up were Michael Kropp and Glen Ogren. Cooper's Foods store manager Jeff Lebsack presented Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge with the Food Services Award. Kathy and Steve Wyngaarden, and their staff at Joe's, provide exceptional service and delicious food. They pride themselves on supporting

local farms in the Fraser Valley and seek suppliers within a 150-kilometre radius, offering fresh and organic whenever possible. Even though they are a newer business in town, they consistently support local community events. Runners-up were Hope Drive-In and Rolly's Restaurant. The Accommodation/ Tourism Industry Award sponsored by AdvantageHOPE and

the Tourism Advisory Committee was presented to Destination Hope & Beyond by AdvantageHOPE executive director Tyler Mattheis. Owner Inge Wilson is serious about getting the best of Hope front and centre to visitors to the community. She offers a wealth of knowledge about Hope’s history, travel information and local events. She does this by building

Continued on pg. B4

Professional Service Award Left: Dr. Laura Madsen of Coquihalla Veterinary Services holds her Professional Services Award, which was presented by Hope & District Chamber of Commerce president Glen Ogren. Below: MNP accountants Keith Britz (left) and Stu Wise (centre) were runners-up in this category.

Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge is honoured to have received the

Below: Envision Financial's assistant branch manger Ruby Rempel accepts the other runner-up award in this category.

Food Services’ Award

Thank you to our loyal customers and the people of Hope who nominated us. Your support and friendship means a lot to us. We will strive to continue to serve you great food in the warm, inviting atmosphere you rely on at Joe’s.

Looking forward to serving you real soon .... Check out our BOGO coupon offer in this paper - offer valid for the month of November.


10/12w JR31

293 Wallace St, 604.860.0822

RESTAURANT 293 Wallace St, 604.860.0822 & LOUNGE 10/12w P31

Hope Pharmasave is very honoured to win the

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR 2012 A big thank you to our great employees for giving such exceptional service to our loyal Pharmsave customers October 31 is Customer Appreciation Day!

235 Wallace St. 604-869-2486

Store Hours: Mon.-Fri: 9am-7pm Saturday: 9am-6pm Sun & Holidays: 10am-5pm

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 B3

Third Annual

Business Excellence Awards Business Leader Award Left: Envision Financial’s assistant branch manager Ruby Rempel accepts the Business Leader Award from The Hope Standard publisher Andrew Franklin. Below Centre: Michael Kropp, Hope Signcrafters co-owner and Hope Brigade Days president, was recognized as a runner-up. Below Right: Hope Brewing Company owner and Hope & District Chamber of Commerce president Glen Ogren was also a runner-up in this category.

Coquihalla Veterinary SerViCeS & Kent Veterinary CliniC

...keeping your pets healthy!

Thank You Hope...

for the Professional Services award. It is an honour and a privilege to have you and your pets as part of our family. Coquihalla Veterinary Services would like to welcome our new veterinarian, Dr. Evgeni Gadzhev, to our team! Dr. Gadzhev received his veterinary diploma in Bulgaria & has been working in Fort McMurray for the past few years. He will be working at both offices.

591-C Wallace Street, Hope, BC Phone: 604-869-9474

Food Services Award

6948 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, BC Phone: 604-796-9401 Fax: 604-796-9490

Left: The owners and staff at Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge accepted the Food Services Award from Cooper’s Foods store manger Jeff Lebsack (centre).


We are honoured to receive the Business Excellence Award for the Accommodation/ Tourism Industry.  

On behalf of MNP LLP, we would like to thank everyone who nominated us. I would like to thank the people of Hope for the support they have given me over the years. It is an honor to have been a runner-up in the

Customer Service Excellence Award

We are very proud to have been recognized in the

Professional Services Award Category. We have proudly provided accounting and tax advice to the business owners of the Hope area for over 20 years, and look forward to continuing this relationship.

category and the

Credit for this award goes to our dedicated  professional staff & volunteers: Colin, Delaney, Johanna, Kim, Marg, Mark, Phileasha, Shayla & Steve   Thanks go also to all of the tourism industry businesses, non-profit societies and individuals that I am proud to list as partners and friends. And a special thank you goes out to those that nominated us for this recognition.  

Inge Wilson

Trade Industry Award

Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex Destination Hope & Beyond Services 919 Water Ave. 604-869-2021


Bob Swain of

R.L. Cement Finishing

604-869-9569 10/12w RS31

100E-Fort Street • 604-869-9599

10/12w DH31

B4 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Third Annual

Business Excellence Awards Continued from pg. B2

relationships and staying connected with the local community and events, as well as the tourism industry. Runners-up were Hell’s Gate Airtram and High Hopes B&B. Customer Service Excellence was awarded to Hope Pharmasave by Chamber president Glen Ogren. Whether customers are worried about their health and medications, or shopping for a certain

product or gift, they always receive the friendly service and helpful advice from knowledgeable staff. Runners-up were Envision Financial and R.L. Swain Cement Finishing. Envision Financial assistant branch manager Ruby Rempel presented the Hope & Area Service Award to Hope & Area Transition Society. The committed staff and volunteers work hard to be approachable and

create a client-centered approach that treats people with equality, dignity and respect. Runners-up were Tillicum Centre, Hope Mountain Centre, and Northwest Harvest Church. Roger’s Upholstery was presented with the Home Based Business Award by Wayne Dyble of Remax/Nyda Realty. Roger Bossert and Donay Crossley recently returned to the community and reopened their home-based

upholstery business. They provide excellent service, amazing workmanship and items are always ready when promised. Runners-up were Arbonne representative Tessa Poole and Willow Tree Spa. The new Trade Industry Award sponsored by Gardner GM was presented to Dorite Contracting by Blake Stickle. Dorite Contracting, which is owned and operated by Eron Couch, is known for

it’s excellent workmanship carried out in a timely fashion. Couch leaves the workplace just as it was when he arrived. Runnersup were Glen Traun Landscaping and R.L. Swain Cement Finishing. Purple Fern Bodywork & Massage was named New Business of the Year by Community Futures Sun County general manager Debbie Arnott. Owner/ operator Shasta Angel is knowledgeable and

Hope & Area Service Award Left: Gerry Dyble (left) and Jan Bentley (right) of Hope & Area Transition Society accepted the Hope & Area Service Award from Ruby Rempel, Envision Financial’s assistant branch manager. Below: The staff and board members at Tillicum Centre were recognized in this category.

professional about the services she provides. She makes customers feel comfortable, and sees to it their needs are heard and understood. Runnersup were Hope Pharmacy, Jungle Juice and Pixel Mountain Studio. Mayor Susan Johnston presented Cooper's Foods manager Jeff Lebsack with the Established Business of the Year Award. The full service grocery store takes pride in the freshness

and quality of their food as well as the selection. They are strong community supporters, whether it be donating hot dogs to a local school sale, or helping sponsor a community event. Even though they are in the midst of a major store renovation, customers continue to be greeted by helpful and friendly staff. Runners-up were Envision Financial and Toy's Pharmacy.

Home Based Business Award Below: Bernhard Gelb, co-owner of Willow Tree Spa, (left) was recognized in the Home Based Business category by Wayne Dyble of Remax/Nyda Realty.

Below Left: Hope Mountain Centre staff and board members received a runner-up award. Below Right: Janice McDonald also accepted a runner-up award on behalf of Northwest Harvest Church.

We are honored to have received the


Hope & Area Service Award

Thank you to our clients and the people of Hope who recognize our commitment to the community.

Thank you for choosing Envision Financial as Hope’s Business Leader. You’re invited to come and meet our team, see how “Keeping it Simple” can work for you.

Thank you kindly for your vote of confidence - a very nice welcome back to the community. We promise beautiful product and service, plus free estimates on drapes and upholstery. Yours sincerely Donay and Roger


Hope Branch | 231 Commission St | 604.860.7810

Dear Customers

Keeping it Simple™


895 Third Ave. 604-869-5111

Upholstery 604.860.0939

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 B5

Third Annual

Business Excellence Awards

Cooper’s Foods is honoured to have received the

Established Business of the Year Award

We would like to thank the people of Hope & area for your continued patronage and we are very proud to be a part of such a great community. Also thank you to our loyal customers for your patience and support during our recent renovation. The new store should be finished soon. The reno is right on schedule. “Proud Supporter of Community Events.”

559 Old Hope Princeton Hwy 604.869.3663

10/12w CF31

B6 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Third Annual

Business Excellence Awards Accommodation/Tourism Industry Award Left: Inge Wilson (right) and her staff at Destination Hope & Beyond received the Accommodation/Tourism Industry Award from AdvantageHOPE executive director Tyler Mattheis. Below Left: On behalf of Hell’s Gate Airtram, general manager Debbie McKinney accepted a runner-up award in this category. Below Right: High Hopes B&B owner Pauline Catrell was also a runner-up.

Trade Industry Award Left: Dorite Contracting, which is owned and operated by Eron Couch (left), was the Trade Industry winner. The award was presented by Blake Stickle of Gardner GM. Right: Bob Swain (left) of R.L. Swain Cement Finishing accepted a runner-up award.

Customer Service Excellence Left: Store manager Steve Marshall (left) and pharmacist Michael McLoughlin (right) accepted the Customer Service Excellence Award for Hope Pharmasave from Hope & District Chamber of Commerce president Glen Ogren. Below Left: Envision Financial’s assistant branch manager Ruby Rempel was presented with a runner-up award in this category. Below Right: Bob Swain, owner of R.L. Swain Cement Finishing, was also recognized in this category.

Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012 B7

Third Annual

Business Excellence Awards Established Business of the Year Left: Mayor Susan Johnston presented Cooper’s Foods store manager Jeff Lebsack with the Established Business of the Year Award. Right: Envision Financial, represented by assistant branch manager Ruby Rempel (left), was a runner-up in this category.

Willow Tree Spa

New Business of the Year

A Tranquil Place for rejuvenating, pampering and natural healing. Top: Shasta Angel (left) of Purple Fern Bodywork & Massage accepted the New Business of the Year Award from Community Futures Sun Country general manager Debbie Arnott. Bottom Right: Jungle Juice owner Mark Spencer was a runner-up in this category. Bottom Left: Shanon Fischer (left) of Pixel Mountain Studio was also a runner-up in this category.

We are proud to have been recognized in the

Home Based

Business Category

Thank you to all who nominated us. 604.869.6025 ~ 721 Fraser Ave.


Dorite ContraCting

would like to take this opportunity to Thank all of our past, present and future clients. We would also like to Thank those of you who nominated us for 2012 Business Excellence Award in the Trades Sector. Winning this award was an honour to be recognized. We look forward to offering Hope and District many more years of continued success. Complete Renovation Specialist Free eStiMateS

Dorite ContraCting

604-869-1089 10/12W_DC31

B8 Hope Standard Wednesday, October 31, 2012

O’Hana & Gigi would like to thank the community of Hope for their continued support of the new pharmacy and for the nomination of Hope Pharmacy as the

Best New Business Of The Year We are pleased to win this trust and we are committed to be always professional and affordable. Hope Pharmacy, Your Vaccination centre:

Flu shot, Hepatitis, Shingles, whooping cough, Pneumonia,…etc….

Winter Hours:

Thank you to the people of Hope who nominated me in the

Business Leader Award category It gives me great pleasure to have been recognized as a leader in this great community of Hope. Michael Kropp co-owner of

Mon-Fri : 9am-7pm • Sat: 10am-5pm • Sun & Holidays: Closed


224 Wallace St., Hope B.C. 604-860-2144 O’Hana & Gigi would like to thank the community of Hope for their continued support of the new pharmacy and for nomination of Hope Pharmacy as the

Hope SignCrafters & Hope-ComTech 591B Wallace St. Hope 604-869-7468

Thank you to all who nominated us in the

Food Services Category as one of your favourites in Hope.

From all of the girls and boys - your staff at


888 FRASER AVE. 604.869.7448 10/12W_RR31

10/12w HS31

The Hope & District Chamber of Commerce would like to say THANK YOU!

Best New Business Of The Year

We are pleased to won this trust and we are committed to be always professional and affordable.

Winter Hours Mon-Fri : 9am-7pm Sat: 10am-5pm Sun & Holidays: Closed

Hope Pharmacy , Your Vaccination centre:

shot, Hepatitis, Shingles, whooping The following Flubusinesses and individuals all contributed cough, Pneumonia,…etc…. to the success of Hope Business Excellence Awards 2012.

• Cooper’s Foods • AdvantageHOPE/Tourism Advisory Committee • Remax/Nyda Realty - Hope office • Gardner GM • Community Futures Sun Country • District of Hope • Fraser River Rafting • Valley Helicopters • Pete Ryan • High Hopes B & B • Panago • Adam Fitzpatrick • Mobil 1/Water Ave. Car Wash • Pixel Mountain Studio • Blue Moose Cafe • Subway • Hope Brewing Co.  • Purple Fern Bodyworks & Massage • Pacific Satellite - Dave Lasser 

• Kim Chi Restaurant • Dutchies Bakery • Car Guys • Kal Tire • Beadifferent • Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge • Hope & Dist. Rec Centre  • Silver Chalice Pub & Liquor Store   • Pharmasave • Hope Standard  • Anna’s Incense • Lordco • Dairy Queen • Boston Bar Kal Tire • Hope Theatre • Simplify Company • So Shic Studio • Hope Golf & Country Club • Envision Financial • Cat’s Meow • Hell’s Gate Airtram • Royal Canadian Legion Br # 228

Congratulations to Judy Henderson!

She is the winner of $200 Chamber Bucks, to spend at local Hope businesses, for sending in a nomination form for the Business Excellence Awards.


Hope Standard, October 31, 2012  

October 31, 2012 edition of the Hope Standard

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you