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Santa returns for Moonlight Madness and Winter Carnival this Friday 4-5

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LOCAL THEATRE GROUP STAGES PANTOMIME Christmas production brings to life familiar storybook characters


Letters to Santa


Ashton Gazely writes his letter to Santa on Saturday at the Hope Library. The event, sponsored by Friends of the Library and Hope & District Arts Council, featured Christmas story time and a visit from Santa himself.

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CP HOLIDAY TRAIN RETURNS DEC. 17 Doc Walker and Miss Emily will perform in North Bend



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Hope Secondary School will soon be getting a weight room upgrade, thanks to a $3,000 School Community Connections Program grant. The project aims to provide more opportunities for staff and students to focus on weight and strength training by enhancing the equipment already in place. “It’s been a number of years since we’ve purchased any big ticket

items for the P.E. department and it was deficient in a number of areas,” said principal Rosalee Floyd. “In the last few years, we’ve added personal fitness to our courses offered to students and it’s become really popular. Because of our growing need there, we wanted to see if we could also expand on our equipment and better meet the needs of our kids.” The upgrade will not only diversify the existing physical education opportunities, but facilitate the

potential of one-on-one personal training. A $3,000 grant has also been awarded to Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School for a new greenhouse project that integrates the curriculum with stewardships and sustainability. The initiative will provide ties to foods, nutrition, science, healthy choices, and gardening. There will also be experimental learning through the creation, caring, planting, harvesting and canning processes.

Trade-in days!

Trade in your old hearing aids to receive up to $1500 off your purchase of digital noise reduction hearing aids*

“Boston Bar really will benefit a great deal from this type of collaborative, engaging holistic project for the community school as they are extremely remote and quite isolated,” said Wendy Colman, school district prevention coordinator. “This type of opportunity will bring community together is a positive, empowering, engaging way and increase individual, school and community capacity, resilience, awareness, knowledge and ability around food securities.”

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Call now for a free hearing screening. 1-888-933-3277 For more info, see our website: Visit us at Southgate Shopping Centre in Chilliwack or at Each hearing aid traded in earns up to $750 off of each new hearing aid purchased between October 9 and December 9, 2012 depending on age, style and brand of hearing aid traded-in. Not to be combined with other offers. Some conditions apply. See in-store for details. wAs voted by the readers of the Langley Advance.

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Hope Lions

CP Holiday Train returns Dec. 17

1st Prize: $2,500 2nd Prize: $1,000 3rd Prize: $500


Available at select local12, businesses Saturday, January 2013 or from 7:00pm any Hope Lions Club member Goldrush Pub H Onlydinner 1000 tickets H during & silentprinted auction

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The CP Holiday Train arrives in North Bend on Dec. 17.

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is once again rolling into town this month to raise money, food, and awareness about hunger. The 14 brightly decorated cars are covered in hundreds of thousands of LED lights and artists perform on a modified boxcar that has been turned into a travelling stage. This year’s show features Juno award-winning country trio Doc Walker and Kingston, Ont. native Miss Emily. Over their decadeplus time together Doc Walker has earned multiple top-10 and top-5 hits on Canadian radio and some of the music industry’s high-

est awards, including six CCMAs in 2008 alone, as well as the 2009 Juno for Country Recording of the Year for Beautiful Life. Their sixth record, GO, also produced three top-10 singles, including the hit I’m Gonna Make You Love Me which peaked at No. 4 on the BDS country chart and reached No.1 on the Chevrolet Top 20 Video Countdown. Miss Emily’s vocals have been compared to the soul and power of Adele, and she’s already shared the stage with The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, and the Trews. Tragically’s Hip’s Gord Sinclair is also working on her

upcoming debut CD. Since 1999, the Holiday Train program has raised close to $6.4 million and about 2.6 million pounds of food for North American food banks. The train also reaches more than 150 communities each year for a combined distance of 10,000 kilometres. Items such as infant formula, canned meats, and spaghetti sauce are always in demand. The train stops in North Bend on Dec. 17 at about 5 p.m. across from the CP bunkhouse. Bring a non-perishable food item or money to the event in support of the local food bank.

Theft at Gardner GM

Five vehicles at Gardner GM were broken into sometime overnight between Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. Police said the vehicles had either the passenger or rear window smashed in and various items were stolen. “This comes as a huge expense to a local business and we want any-

one with any information to please come forward and speak to the police,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck. Police do not have any suspects at this time. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Christmas Open House Join us on Friday, December 7th from 2- 4 pm Coffee, goodies & door prizes!

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O’Mahony adjusting to new role Hope Standard

It’s been a steep learning curve for Gwen O’Mahony since winning the Chilliwack-Hope byelection in April. The former health care worker was elected halfway through the spring legislative session and spent a week in Victoria getting a crash course in politics. “In many ways, it’s almost like you’ve walked in on the middle of a conversation,” said O’Mahony, who is the 88th female MLA in B.C. “Just when you think you’re getting a grasp, there’s something more to learn. You have to learn the legislative assembly protocols and there’s many of them. There’s a certain expectation. Question period is also really something – it’s lively and there’s heckling.” Even though she hasn’t spent a lot of time on the legislature floor - the government cancelled the fall session – O’Mahony has had the opportunity to speak on a number of issues including the HST, dialysis in Chilliwack, and condition of people living in mobile parks. “You might not think people are paying attention to what goes on in Victoria, but it’s not true,” she said. “People are very much aware of what their local representative is saying.” Chilliwack-Hope is a diverse riding made up of several communities in a large geographical region, which has made time management crucial for O’Mahony. She hired two fulltime office staff immediately after getting sworn in to assist with the workload. In addition to dealing with cases in the riding, O’Mahony regularly participates in caucus meetings all over the province. She also serves as the official opposition critic for skills training and deputy advanced education critic. “If anybody is planning to be an MLA, you have to recognize the job is not a stable Monday to Friday and 9 to 5,” she said. “You


Gwen O’Mahony has been busy since becoming Chilliwack-Hope MLA.

have be prepared to fulfill mul- the removal of truck wreckage tiple roles at any given time. You from a swimming hole underhave to be adaptable to change neath Spuzzum Creek Bridge. - change in environment and “My goal is to try to be as colchange in scenarios.” laborative as possible and work Earlier this year, O’Mahony with everybody on both sides of organized a an issue,” said community O’Mahony. forum with a “When we panel of ex- “Just when you think look at probperts to discuss you’re getting a grasp, lems, we ofthe pending ten focus on there’s something closure of the solutions. If rehab unit at you can step more to learn.” Chilliwack towards imGeneral Hosprovement, Gwen O’Mahony pital. She’s also take those spent time adsteps. Somevocating for times there’s Sunshine Valley residents im- black and white cases, but then pacted by last year’s landslide and other issues you have to count

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the little successes.” In September, she embarked on a provincial tour of universities and found that the biggest concern for students is affordability. O’Mahony said students with a four-year degree currently graduate with about $26,000 in debt. High interest rates in B.C. make it even harder for people to payoff loans. “During the byelection, I spoke a lot about the fact that we’re making education a priority because we know that 80 per cent of all future careers and employment will require some post-secondary education and training,” she said. “We’ve come out very clear talking about the reinstitution of the needs-based student grant program. Education is really central to economic recovery.” O’Mahony pointed out that several barriers, including affordability and the elimination of trades counsellors, are contributing to the current 37 per cent skills training completion rate. “One of the most alarming quotes I’ve heard is that economic recovery could be stifled for the first time in history not by the lack of financial capital but by what is known as human capital,” she added. “When people come to invest in Canada and British Columbia, they’re looking at the availability of workers. I think we need to think broader.” O’Mahony is committed to moving forward with positive politics, collaborative approaches, and putting each community’s interests first. Skills training, health care, and transportation will remain key areas of her platform heading into the spring provincial election. “I’m not going to slow down at all,” she said. “If you really love your job, you find ways to be more knowledgeable, effective and efficient, and better ways to communicate with communities. This is a position of servanthood.”

The District of Hope would like to advise that the Municipal Office will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday December 21st and will remain closed until 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 2nd, 2013. For services during that time, please contact the Operations Yard at 604-869-2333.

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presents their 16th annual

Celebrate-A-Life Christmas Tree at the Hope & District Recreation Centre Place a tag(s) on the “Tree of Hope” to remember loved ones who have passed on. Volunteers will be at the tree during the following times: Tuesday, Dec. 11 - 11:00 to 5:00 Wednesday, Dec. 12 - 1:30 to 5:30 Thursday, Dec. 13 - 10:30 to 4:30 Friday, Dec. 14 - 10:30 to 4:30 Saturday, Dec. 15 - 1:30 to 4:30 Tuesday, Dec. 18 - 11:00 to 5:00 Wednesday, Dec. 19 - 1:30 to 5:30 Thursday, Dec. 20 - 10:30 to 4:30 Friday, Dec. 21 - 10:30 to 4:30 Keepsake ornaments will be on sale, and funds raised help support the ongoing work of Hospice. For more info please call Hospice Office 604-860-7713. 12/12W_FCH5

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Wishing you a holiday season filled with memories of love.

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If you have a young child appointment with our registered nurse and (over one year old) who is kept receive a half hour foot awake at night with a cough, try massage, care to nails, giving a teaspoonful of honey. corns and callouses,and It often soothes the throat and Personalized service referral to physician and/or podiatrist when can reduce the cough reflex and is nice to receive deemed necessary. Here are a few tips for avoiding help the child get a good night’s especially when it Orthotics available. sleep. Appointments colds: Wash your hands often comes to your medication. necessary. throughout the day. Keep active We all know someone who is Talking to you about your Call the even in cold weather. Exercise affected by cancer. It seems it is medication matters is an store for helps strengthen the immune on the rise and it is. One of the important part of our job. It’s dates and times system. Avoid smoking. Eat reasons for this is that we are a role we feel good about. See available well, especially vegetables and living longer and this gives the you soon! Order yOur erefills Online at pharmasave.cOm

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Vendors, cr afters and home-b ased businesses will be loca ted at 503 Wallace (corner of Wallace St. & 5th A ve.) starting at 11 am

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through Dec. 24 will be matched and donated to Holly Days

Star FM Points for Cans - listeners can bring non-perishable food items into the Chilliwack location and receive points for each food item. The food items will be divided between Hope and Chilliwack food banks

Sears “Tree of Wishes” - Customers can purchase a gift for a child aged 9 - 16 years old. Gift ideas are on snowflakes on a tree in the store waiting for a customer to pick up and purchase the gift.

is offering a 10% discount on tires with a donation of food for the food bank

The Hope Standard is collecting unwrapped gifts for all ages newborn to 99 during the month of December. Visit them during their Christmas Open House, Friday Dec. 7 from 2 - 4 pm.

Free Rein in conjunction with Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge. December 7, 2012 from 11:00am – 3:00pm at Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge Outside Patio. For a donation of cash, food or an unwrapped toy receive Hot Chocolate or Coffee and a baked item. For every Fish and Chip order for the day Joe’s Restaurant and Lounge will donate $5.00 to Holly Days!

Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex Receive 15% off all purchases (except stamps) with a donation to Holly Days.

Hope Community Carol Festival December 13 • Piano prelude by Laurie Trayer at 6:30 pm • Concert starts at 7 pm Grace Baptist Church

Admission is by donation of a nonperishable food item to Holly Days.


CIBC is having a raffle with proceeds going to Holly Days! Tickets are $2.00 ea or 2/$5.00 PRIZES 1st - Christmas Wreath 2nd - Food Hamper GO INTO THE BRANCH TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS.

Friday December 7 • Downtown Hope 5 pm Kick off the evening with the Tree lighting in Memorial Park. 7- 7:30 pm C.E. Barry Band performs at Buy & Save Foods parking lot weather permitting 7:30 CE Barry Choir will be caroling up & down Wallace St. 8 - 8:30 pm CE Barry Band performs again at Buy & Save Foods parking lot - weather permitting

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Moonlight Madness • Hockey & Bike Accessories • Skate Sharpening • Pool & Spa Testing & Supplies

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DANCERS & MUSIC Custom Embroidery & Screening


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in North Bend, B.C. featuring award winning country trio Doc Walker plus folk-pop musician Miss Emily. Monday, December 17 at 5 pm across from the CP bunkhouse. Bring a non-perishable food item or monetary donation in support of the local food bank.

SeleCted: • Giftware • Electronics

Christmas Hamper Applications are available at Hope Community Services until Dec. 13. Any person who feels they need a hamper may apply, Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm - closed for lunch from 12 - 1 pm. Applicants must have proof of address and identification for all people living in the house. The hampers will be available for pick up on December 20th. Donations may be dropped off at Hope Community Services 434 Wallace St. All donations are gratefully accepted & volunteers are always needed. Hope

in conjunction with the Winter Carnival And Moonlight Madness is excited to bring to Hope, The Heritage Festival!

Check out our 2012 Gift Guide!

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Friday, Dec. 7th 6:00-10:00pm Memorial Park Downtown Hope • Inflatable Sport Carnival Games • Toboggan Run [courtesy of Hope MotorSports Group]

• Outdoor Christmas movies & cartoons

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• Tables with Vendors, Crafters will and Christmas Fundraisers Judges n wntow o d g n i stroll g. • Tillicum Toy Drop (bring your gently evenin e h t n i used games, toys or puzzles) and you will be entered into a draw tos o • Hayrides with Santa h P t Pe Santa [courtesy of the Hope Lions] wit4h- 7 pm ices, • Games, activities & more all Serv rinary e t e V alla around the park Coquih 591 Wallace to n o donati with a euter Your Spay N ociety. Pet S

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It’s believer beware

It’s less than a month to the apocalypse. Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Will you even bother, considering the end of the world is nigh? The ancient Mayans predicted Armageddon for Dec. 21, 2012, the date they stopped calculating their calendar. That’s when the renowned astrologers and mathematicians said the 26,000-year grand cycle of evolution would cataclysmically crash to a halt. The Mayans aren’t the only doomsayers. Christian denominations reference a Judgment Day that is the culmination of a great battle between good and evil. Ancient Norse mythology foretold of a final showdown between the gods. There are physicists who calculate the end of mankind as a mathematical inevitability, astronomers who say it’s only a matter of time until we’re all snuffed out by a collision with an asteroid or the demise of the sun, geologists who predict we’re one giant volcano eruption away from eternal darkness. And don’t forget, there were some computer scientists who said Y2K would be the demise of us all. Of course, for every doomsday scenario, there’s a screenwriter poised at a keyboard trying to turn it into the latest Hollywood blockbuster. There’s nothing like a little end-of-days escapist entertainment to help take your mind off your current problems, like paying the mortgage, and getting the kids to soccer practice. It’s all enough to make you curl up in a ball on the couch and tune in for that marathon session of Dr. Phil you’ve been denying yourself for so long. Or maybe empty your bank account and go on one last spree of travel, trinkets and T-bone steaks. Just keep in mind, when it comes to doomsday predictions, it’s believer beware. – Black Press

B.C. Views

Will truth die on Deficit Hill?

Tom Fletcher Whatever happens in the provincial election five months from now, taxpayers should insist that it be the last spring vote. Now I know this isn’t sexy like the horse race of popularity polls so loved by the TV news. But integrity of public financial information is the next vital step in democratic reform, even more important than scheduled election dates. And the B.C. tradition of tabling untested election budgets, shutting down the legislature and firing up the campaign buses, has to end. The B.C. Liberals are on track to surpass the NDP on fudge-it budgets, having put millions into TV ads that insist the 2013 budget will struggle into the black.

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This is the hill Christy Clark has chosen to die on. Glen Clark set the modern bar with his 1996 election budget. After a run of red ink, it conjured a tidy little surplus that helped the NDP squeak out a win over the plaid-shirted Gordon Campbell. Campbell’s noisy exit had its roots in his 2009 fudge-it budget, which clung to an outdated $500-million  deficit forecast that had already melted down along with banks,  auto  makers and U.S. real estate. After the election, British Columbians found out we were really $2.8 billion in the red. Not one to waste a good crisis, Campbell ordered the harmonized sales tax. Now Premier Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong are proposing to balance the budget and shut down the HST money machine. Clark gave a speech in Co-


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quitlam the day before last week’s budget update, warning it “won’t be pretty.” And it’s not. In September the current-year deficit forecast jumped above $1 billion, largely due to a glut of natural gas. The latest update pushed it near $1.5 billion. Natural gas royalties are

“The B.C. Liberals are on track to surpass the NDP on fudge-it budgets...” bumping along the bottom, no big change there. But now coal prices and shipments are down, and a slow real estate market has pinched the flow of cash from Bill Vander Zalm’s legacy, the property purchase tax. I erred in a previous column,

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saying this year’s deficit is partly due to a staged repayment of federal HST transition money. Not so. That entire $1.6 billion was booked in last year’s budget, pushing that deficit to a record $3 billion. This means the current $1.5 billion bleeder is based strictly on current revenues, debt servicing and spending. So how is this sucking chest wound going to suddenly heal next spring? De Jong provided an early version of his answer in his September financial statement. Amazingly, it projects a recovery of more than $100 million in natural gas royalties next year. Hmmm. Liquefied natural gas exports to Asia are still years away, and the U.S., our only current energy export customer, is developing its own huge shale gas and shale oil reserves. In another forecasted miracle,

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sales tax revenue is expected to dip by a mere $120 million as the old provincial sales tax returns next year. In 2014 it is projected to bounce right back to where it is today, around $6.1 billion. That’s odd. When former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced the transition back to PST last May, he described annual revenue loss of about $500 million the first year, and more than $600 million the next. Granted, business investment credits and HST rebates to the poor also end, saving the government a pile of cash as this significant tax reform dies. But it still looks like another fudge-it budget, designed to help another premier avoid the political graveyard at the foot of Deficit Hill. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Pipeline project has positive impact I attended the open house put on by Trans Mountain Pipelines at C.E. Barry this week. This was about the proposal currently in the provincial and national approval processes which will twin the pipeline currently running through Hope. It will use primarily the current right of way from Edmonton through to Burnaby and down to Sumas in Washington State. The company had all their experts out and made a great presentation through story boards. It seems really clear to me

that this option is superior environmentally and economically to the plan for the Northern Pipeline route although over the next two years the argument will be put for both and the opportunity for views from all sides will be heard. In my own case, I am interested in the catastrophic risk management plan (since we are prone to earthquakes). The company has promised to get back to me on that point and the approval authorities will certainly require such assurances. However, my purpose for writing is to emphasize for readers the positive economic

Craft fair attracts crowd

The annual Christmas Craft Sale, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, was a busy scene. The generous shoppers donated $300 to Holly Days and the Hope Transition House, and the Legion upper hall was full of tables and hand-made crafts. The generous crafters, in turn, donated prizes — won by Wendy Kraszlany,  Judy McDonald, R.Poirier, Sandra Loring, Pattie Desjardins, Sophie Kassian, Barb Lorillard, Ann Hogan, Larry Holland and Debbie Hopp. Beta Sigma Phi is donating the proceeds from the sale to Holly Days and to The Hope Transition House.  Both groups need our compassion:  the first, because there is always a need to share our bounty with those less fortunate; and the second, because, for women leaving abusive situations, Christmas is an especially difficult time of year. We extend our thanks to the Legion for donating $200 of our hall rental fee to Holly Days to make even more impact on that group, and to all the holiday shoppers for making this such a successful event. Linda McMullan

The new Trails Crossing board consists of Crystal Kimber, Barbar Faris, Harvey Robinson, Carl Stromquist, Leslie Whittaker, and Joshua Lemmens as president. A new vision and mandate for the centre and the community has been proposed to work towards self-sustainability. The plan is to open a new media centre and the

making, beading, weaving, and  loom work. It is Trails Crossing’s desire to create a venue for all ages and traditions to have an influence in the community and to work together being creative and to learn together about the past and how it helps us build a better future. The gallery will showcase local artist work and provide a place to have showings


Do you plan on spending less this holiday season than last year?

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Stories, Crafts & Snack Time

FREE Ages 4 - 10 Saturday, December 8 & 15 from 3 - 4:30 pm Saturday, December 22 from 10 am - 1pm includes family lunch 604-869-3261 to register. 1300 Ryder St.

Trails Crossing Gallery and School for carving, crafts and arts. The gallery is planned to open in the new year, with a school that will focus on workshops in carving that includes masks, poles, bows, cedar crafts, flutes, as well as leather crafts such as moccasins, tanning, working with animal hides, leather crafts, as well as cedar basket




thinking given the overall economic climate!), the increase would represent about $222 per household annually available for disposition as district council determines. The province, in my opinion, gives arbitrary and insufficient support for municipal budgets. Add to that its penchant for downloading its responsibilities, as well as using conditional grants to gain local support for the government of the day, it would be nice to have the power to better fund our own priorities for a change. Approval of this project would be a good start. Earl Rowe

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Thanks for Station House volunteer help The executive and members of Hope Station House would like to thank the folks at Camp Squeah for helping out with the removal of old materials from the outside steps and porch railing at the Station House. Thank you to Hilbert Corbett for his generous donation of a truck load of road mulch for the Station House as we need more parking spaces for the additional folks that are coming here on a regular basis. Special thanks this week to the young men from the EXCELL Program here in Hope, George Perry, and Willy Spence for their volunteer work at the Station House. It is much appreciated as we make big changes. Deryck Forrest

impact for Hope as it is easy to get lost in all the detail. The company states that in excess of $1.2 million annual taxes will be generated from the increased assessment after the project is completed. Currently about $600 thousand is generated. By way of example, this injection would fund the annual deficit in local road reconstruction ($150,000 is budgeted but engineering evaluation says $800 thousand is required). Alternatively the costs to remediate the obsolete landfill site could be mitigated or if the above issues are all dealt with soon (definitely wishful

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The judge’s verdict is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Jesse Blue West’s murder trial. Closing arguments by Crown and defence lawyers ended last Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack, and Justice William Grist has reserved his decision on whether West is guilty of the first-degree murder of Chelsey Acorn, 14. Acorn was reported missing from an Abbotsford foster home on June 10, 2005 and her body was found the following April in a wooded area off the Coquihalla Highway near the Carolin Mines exit. Her skull had been crushed

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by a large rock, and she had been buried naked in a shallow grave. She was identified through dental records. West’s son, Dustin Moir, was convicted of Acorn’s murder in February 2010 and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 25 years. The pair were both targets of a 2007 “Mr. Big” operation in which they confessed separately to a “crime boss” – actually an undercover officer – that they had killed Acorn.  During his trial, West testified that he lied to the crime boss in order to win favour with him so that he could earn money as a member of the criminal organization.

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Hideo (Ed) Araki was born in Mission, B.C. in 1932, and during the war, was evacuated to Alberta where he worked in the beet fields for 10 years. In 1952, he returned to Hope to become a logger at the Allison Pass Sawmill. Araki’s passion for sports and fastball was great; he eventually became president of Hope Minor Hockey and coached the ladies fastball team for many years. He also received an Outstanding Service Award in 1993 from Softball Canada for his input into minor softball. Araki has been a volunteer firefighter in Hope, president of Hope Brigade Days, and a commissioner with Hope and District Recreation and Cultural Services. He’s also served as president of the Hope Crime PreHIDEO (ED) ARAKI vention Society. Since then, Araki became the coordinator of Hope Block Watch, Crime Free Multi Housing and CPTED; and is on the board of directors of the Block Watch Society of B.C. and the Upper Fraser Valley Crime Stoppers Society. The District of Hope has greatly benefited from his volunteer work and contributions to the community. - Contributed by Johanne Losier

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West said his only role in the murder was to bury Acorn’s body after his son had killed her during an argument at a campground. Acorn and Moir were in a relationship at the time, West testified. In videotaped evidence shown at West’s trial, he told two officers that he had knowledge of two other murders. He testified that he lied about those incidents in an effort to cut a deal and be moved from deplorable conditions in the segregation unit where he was imprisoned. West has been in jail since his arrest in the spring of 2007. His trial began Sept. 11.

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It’s smooth sailing for Highway 1 commuters between Surrey and Coquitlam this week after the new Port Mann Bridge officially opened Saturday with eight lanes flowing. Drivers raved about the new bridge – and their ability to cross it in record time – after its first big test of weekday conditions on Monday. “The easiest commute in ages,” tweeted Langley motorist Evangel Biaison. “Just crossed the Port Mann during rush hour without bumper to bumper traffic for the first time in my life,” said Twitter user ‘Taj’, who estimated he saved 20 to 25 minutes. Student Avneet Sidhu said he got to class 30 minutes early because of the bridge. There’s still congestion elsewhere on Highway 1 –  the freeway is narrower in Burnaby, where construction will continue through 2013, and long waits were reported heading for the Brunette Avenue exit. But B.C.’s biggest bottleneck has been unplugged. The world’s widest bridge had already been running with the normal five lanes –  three eastbound and two westbound – but Saturday’s ceremonial removal of traffic cones opened up three more lanes, instantly transforming traffic conditions. “After years of waiting, drivers get to enjoy a faster, more efficient commute and will have more time to spend with their family instead of sitting in an idling car,” Premier Christy Clark said at the opening. Port Mann/Highway 1 officials had projected some commutes between Surrey and Coquitlam would fall by twothirds to just over 10 minutes. The convenience will only be free this week. Starting next Saturday, regular drivers will pay an introductory toll of $1.50 per crossing (more for larger vehicles) and that will increase to $3 by the end of 2013, or by March for drivers who don’t register before then with the TReO electronic tolling system. Frequent users can get an unlimited monthly pass – $75 a month while the half-price toll is in effect rising to $150 in a year’s time. How residents respond to the tolls remains to be seen. There are fears drivers who refuse to pay will then clog the free Pattullo Bridge, Alex Fraser Bridge and even the Massey Tunnel. Port Mann/Highway 1 project officials predict the net di-

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B.C. deficit forecast grows again

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The B.C. government has increased its deficit forecast for the second time this fiscal year, citing lower revenues from coal sales and continuing low price and sales volume of natural gas. A slow real estate market has also reduced provincial revenues from the property purchase tax and provincial property tax for schools, Finance Minister Mike de Jong said last Wednesday. De Jong released the finance ministry’s second-quarter update, forecasting that the deficit will reach $1.47 billion by the time the fiscal year ends March 31. That’s an increase of $328 million from the

promote its jobs plan. Speaking for the NDP opposition, MLA Carole James said she does not believe the next budget will be truly balanced, despite a plan to sell government assets that she likened to “selling the family farm.” James noted that the forecast deficit has grown by about 50 per cent since the last budget, and the B.C. Liberal claims of strict spending control are contradicted by spending $15 million on ads that mainly promote the B.C. Liberal party in the run-up to the May election. In September, De Jong announced a government-wide hiring freeze and restrictions on travel and other discretionary government spending. Last Wednesday he said $176 million in savings have been identified.

first-quarter forecast released in September. The September deficit forecast was up $173 million from last February’s budget, attributed mostly to a drop in natural gas prices and sales volume due to oversupply in the North American market. The finance ministry says natural gas prices and revenues have been flat since September, but coal and property tax revenue are driving a drop of $202 million in expected revenues to the provincial treasury since then. De Jong said despite the slide in revenues, he is still on track to balance the 2013 budget when he presents it in the legislature on Feb. 19. That promise is also featured in the government’s current round of advertising to

Rambo souvenir auction on eBay An auction of Rambo souvenirs donated by Regan Greenard of the United Kingdom is now underway on eBay. Items include a one-of-a kind sculpture crafted from the old Rambo Bridge by Hope artist Don Wiens, and a road sign, bag and hat from the 30th anniversary First Blood event held in Hope in October. To follow the auction visit http://www.ebay. ca/itm/Piece-of-the-famous-Rambo-bridgesouvenir-30th-anniversary-hat-bag-and-sign/150957135646?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=ite m2325bf171e or go to the eBay website and do a search for Rambo souvenirs. The auction runs until Dec. 9 and all proceeds will be donated to the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society in support of their Camp Skylark program for bereaved children, as per Greenard’s request.

How to stay safe on winter roads It is important to know how to drive when weather conditions are dangerous. It is also wise to outfit a vehicle to reduce its risk of slipping and sliding on icy, snowy roads. Here are some tips to follow. • Limit time spent driving in the snow. Avoid driving

during snowstorms or directly after whenever possible. Snow not only makes roads slick, but falling flakes can impair a driver’s visibility and reduce his or her response time. Try to wait until snowclearing teams have salted, plowed and sanded roads before

venturing out. • Be sure you can see clearly. Clear off the snow from the windshield, side mirrors and windows so it does not compromise your view. Also, top off the windshield fluid so you will be able to clear snow and salt

kick-up from your windshield. Look for a washer fluid that has an antifreeze component, otherwise, your washer jets and wiper blades could be rendered useless. * Drive slowly. Reduce your speed when driving in inclement weather. It can be more difficult to stop or maneuver around a potential obstacle when conditions are less than ideal. Traveling at a high speed will increase the risk of accidents. • Leave enough room between you and other motorists. Tailgating is responsible for many accidents, even when there is no snow on the ground. In inclement weather, it can take longer to slow or stop the car after pressing on the brakes. Having an additional space between your car and the one in front of you helps you avoid a

collision. • Be aware of black ice. Black ice gets its name from its veritable invisibility. It is so thin and hard to spot, it just looks like the black asphalt of the road. Black ice tends to form in areas that have had snow or ice melt, which then refreezes at night when temperatures drop. Be extra cautious on turns and on highway exit and entrance ramps, where black ice frequently forms. • Steer your car into the skid. Remain calm and do not panic and jam on the brakes if your car starts to skid. Slamming on the brakes will only exacerbate the skid. Rather, take your foot off the accelerator, allowing the car to naturally slow down as you turn your wheels into the direction the car is skidding. This should help right the car

and get you back on track. • Invest in snow tires. Those who live in especially snowy climates and do a lot of driving would be wise to purchase snow tires. Snow tires, also called winter tires, have special tread patterns that offer better traction in snow and ice. They also are made from softer rubber compounds than regular tires that retain their flexibility in cold weather, allowing the tire to conform to the surface of the road. Although many vehicles come with technology to prevent accidents, they cannot do their jobs if tires are not maintaining their grip on the road.

roads. Therefore, it is better to invest in a set of snow tires that will offer you better protection. When putting snow tires on a car or truck, be sure to do so on all the wheels -- not just the driving wheels. Otherwise you may still risk spin outs or uneven gripping of the road. It is not a good idea to keep snow tires on all year. Because they are softer, snow tires tend to be more noisy and can wear out faster in warmer weather. Therefore, switch out the tires at the beginning of the snowy season and then before the spring arrives anew.

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NDP urges Fraser Health to buy locally farmed food Robert Freeman Black Press

The NDP is calling on the B.C. government to step into food procurement by hospitals that neighbour on key food-producing areas of the province like the Fraser Valley. NDP Leader Adrian Dix said in a news release that an FOI request sent to the Fraser Health Authority showed “there are no formal policies in place that involve the provincial government using its purchasing power to promote locally grown food in area hospitals, though they neighbor key areas of the Agricultural Land Reserve.” However, the FHA’s food purchases are handled by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. “We don’t track the locally sourced food items simply because they are seasonal and we always buy in season through our contractor Gordon Food Services,” said Anna Marie D’Angelo, senior

media relations officer at the he said, food purchases come out of the health care budget. VCHA. “Health authorities are She said local menu items served fresh include fruits trying to focus as much of and vegetables such as car- their budget as they can on rots, apples, peaches, blue- patient care,” he said. Les called the NDP plan berries and all the berries, “simplistic” because “when green beans and broccoli. Chilliwack MLA John Les, the rubber of reality hits the road, it’s not a dairy farmer that easy” for turned politihospitals to cian, said it’s “There’s clearly buy locally. all very well How e v e r, to encourage room to buy local Dix said 33 individuals to to improve the states and buy locally, provinces, inbut the quanquality of food.” cluding Ontities required tario, already by health auAdrian Dix have policies thorities and in place for the seasonal gove r n me nt nature of profunded bodduce makes it ies to use their institutional a more complicated matter. “I’m not aware of any pro- buying power to support and ducer in the Fraser Valley is promote locally grown and geared up or able to produce processed food. “That’s what we’d like to food in the way or in those quantities and at the price see more of,” Dix told Black health authorities can af- Press, adding that the FHA’s contractual agreements don’t ford,” he said. And at the end of the day, preclude it from buying lo-

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cally. “There’s clearly room to buy local to improve the quality of food,” he added. According to a recent survey of acute care patients in the FHA, only 54 percent of those who responded found the food served in area hospitals satisfactory. D’Angelo suggested that’s not surprising since the sodium content of hospital food is reduced for health reasons. “Most people’s diets are too high in sodium, so when they come to hospital they feel the food is bland,” she said. “We are always adjusting our menus to support the better health of patients and residents, and buying local, when we are able, is one of the ways we do this,” she said. The FHA serves about five million meals to patients and residents every year, she said, spending about $9.7 million.

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Advent Walk Residents participating in the annual church-tochurch Advent Walk make their way to Our Lady of Good Hope Parish on Water Avenue on Monday night. The event celebrates the season leading up to Christmas, with each congregation presenting a 10-minute program. The procession started at Hope United Church and ended at Northwest Harvest Church on Third Avenue.

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Join us in Worship Community of Hope Church Directory AngliCAn ChurCh of CAnAdA

Christ ChurCh consecrated 1861 275 Park street

sundAy serviCe 10:00Am

The Rev. Gail Newell The Rev. FRed TassiNaRi


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

604-869-9717 Mt. Hope SeventH-Day aDventiSt CHurCH 1300 Ryder St.

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

pastor Caleb Bru 604-869-0668

anglican church of the resurrection

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

Grace Baptist Church “Imperfect people following a loving God”


Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

Interest in Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre is growing. With every show well-attended, performers are lining up to take the stage. Cheryl Lynne Lacey started the local theatre company in August 2011 and since then membership has doubled to about 40. “It’s just been going fantastic. There’s so many creative people in Hope,” said Lacey, who is also the Fraser-Cascade literacy outreach coordinator. “There’s definitely a need for community theatre. When you look at how just dance alone increases your ability to think, rationalize and solve problems, and then add memorizing scripts, learning parts, and working as a team, it really does increase literacy skills.” This year, Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre is staging the Christmas pantomime Beauty, the Baron, and the Beast, which is written and directed by

Lacey. The musical comedy features about 30 performers, ranging in age from five to 75. The production is once again set in the town of Hopeful and picks up where last year’s ended, with the Baron being banished to the swamp. The Baron finds out that Mother Goose is inviting storybook characters to town for a Christmas feast. He escapes from the swamp with the help of a Whistling Pixie and turns himself into storybook beast in order to attend the dinner, determined to ruin the event. Along the way, the Baron finds out about his childhood and learns a big lesson about bullying. “The message this year is all about family and inclusion,” said Lacey. “It’s got a real surprise ending that wraps up why the Baron is the way he is. It really did end up about the importance of including all members of society and being comfortable with differences. Differences are what cre-

Hope Recreation Community Park

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The District of Hope is hosting a public open house to receive input on the proposed improvements for the Hope Recreation Community Park on 7th Avenue. The improvements may include upgrades to the sports bowl and seating, skateboard area, new mountain bike features, and local trail upgrades. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide input.

We’re looking for pictures of: • Outdoor Fun • Christmas Lights • Christmas Trees and or Decorations • Pets Send us your photos by December 12th & they may be used in our special holiday edition published on December 24th.

Date: Wednesday, December 5 Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm Place: Hope and District Recreation Centre - Conference Centre Room, 1005 - 6th Avenue

F.C. hospital Conference Room – 2:30 pm

Wayne Lunderby, Pastor

Contact: Linda 604-869-2073

ate storybooks and towns.” Returning characters include the Green Geenie, Gus the Goose, Mother Goose, Queen of Hearts, Snow White, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Humpty Dumpty, Repunzel, and the Royal Huntsman. Beauty, the Baron, and the Beast runs Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hope Legion. There are also two shows at the Hope Station – Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 23 at noon. The Dec. 15 show is a fundraiser for the Hope & District Arts Council. Admission is $8 with a food bank donation. Admission to the Dec. 22 performance is $10 and $12 on Dec. 23, which includes brunch. Children are half price for the first two shows. Tickets for Dec. 15 are available from Hope Arts Gallery and The Art Machine. Hope Signcrafters has tickets for the Dec. 22 show. Anyone interested in attending on Dec. 23 is asked to contact Lacey by Dec. 20 at 604-206-7227 or hopepact@


Stories, Crafts & Snack Time Service held 2nd & 4th free ages 4 - 10 Sunday of each month.

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Adult literacy funding for Hope area The University of the Fraser Valley and New Page Human Services Society are among 68 groups across the province that will receive a portion of $2.4 million in adultliteracy project funding. Projects funded under CALP receive up to $40,000 (New Page Human Services Society has been awarded $26,823) each to provide instruction and support to adult learners in everything from basic literacy to high school

completion. They focus on the individual goals of learners such as improving their literacy skills in order to enhance their quality of life, improve their employment opportunities, further their education and increase their involvement in their families and communities. Most also offer one-on-one tutoring by trained volunteers, small-group classes and other types of learning tailored to adults.

“Working together, we’re opening doors for thousands of adult learners – helping them upgrade their reading and writing skills so they can pursue higher education and training, advance in their lives and careers, and more fully engage in their communities,” said John Yap, minister of advanced education, innovation and technology. To learn more, visit

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the winner of the Kitchen Aid Food Processor courtesy of Cooper’s Foods. Presented by Jeff Lebsack, manager of the Hope store. ★★ stivetes e f 2 201 avouri ★ ★ f ★


Hope Al-Anon Group Meeting: Welcome and support friends and families of problem drinkers. Monday, Dec. 10 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. We have two gift shops with handmade afghans, baby layettes, jewelry, sweets and cards. Monthly meetings held in the hospital conference room, downstairs. Monday, Dec. 10 1 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital 1275 7th Ave. 604-869-3517


Community Choir: We practice weekly and present one or two concerts a year, as well as participating in the Community Christmas Carol Evening. Tuesday, Dec. 11 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, Dec. 11 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-860-0308 Hope Library Book Club: You don’t have to be a regular book club member. Just drop in whichever month you can make it. Pick up the monthly book selection at the library anytime and get ready to share your thoughts! Tuesday, Dec. 18 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-9262 Hope Library Holiday Cheer Week: Celebrate the season with music, displays, last minute gift ideas and seasonal treats! Tuesday, Dec. 18 to Sunday Dec. 23. Hope

Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2369


A Very Merry Christmas: Join the Hope Christian Women’s Club for breakfast and Christmas caroling with Michelle Chisholm and Suzanne DeGroot. Hear about gift ideas from Fraser Canyon Hospital Auxiliary gift shop volunteer Susan Kawakami and listen to speaker Hilda Lakusta talk about experiencing “acceptance.” Thursday, Dec. 13 9 a.m. Kimchi Restaurant 621 6th Ave. 604-869-8420 Annual Christmas Music Festival: Piano prelude by Laurie Trayer starts at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 7 p.m. featuring school choirs, church choirs, Hope Community choirs etc. Admission by

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donation of non-perishable food item to Holly Days. Thursday, Dec. 13. Grace Baptist Church 949 3rd Ave. 604-869-5886


Hope Genealogy Club: Join others who are interested in ancestry associated items. Looking for a long lost family member? This group might be able to help with that! December is “Show & Tell” month. Bring along a family heirloom or interesting article. Friday, Dec. 7 10 a.m. Golden Agers Hall 560 Douglas St. 604-869-5925


from Dec. 1-28. Ila is a wildlife artist who has also painted pictures of sharks and written a book about her experiences swimming with sharks in Tahiti. Artist reception on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 2-4 p.m. Hope Arts Gallery 349 Fort St. 604-869-5925 Winter DVBS - God’s Greatest Gift: Stories, crafts and snack time for ages 4 - 10. Call to register. Saturday, Dec. 8 3 p.m.

Mt. Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church 1300 Ryder St. 604-869-3261

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Blue Christmas: For when the season hurts. Candle lighting, readings, poetry, and prayers of healing and hope for all who have experienced loss and find Christmas difficult. Sunday, Dec. 9 7 p.m. Christ Church Anglican Church 681 Fraser Ave. 604-869-5402

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Look for this year’s Festive Favourites in today’s paper! Thank you to everyone who submitted recipes.

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Eternity’s Children: An eclectic showing of artwork by Sunshine Valley resident Ila Marie France Porcher in the Backroom

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Royal Canadian Legion Br. 228

Annual General Meeting December 11 7 pm

Election of Officers All members please attend. Congratulations to Carol Cameron the winner of our TV raffle Thank you to all who supported us.

Holiday Events at the Legion • Christmas Meat Draw December 22 • New Year’s Eve Party: featuring Swampwater

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Residential Areas between Arterial and Major Collector Roads, plowed during regular working hours only (7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) THIRD PRIORITY:

Remaining Residential Areas, plowed during regular working hours only (7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) PLEASE NOTE:

X DO NOT plow snow from your driveway into the street, gutter, or sidewalk. Please remind your ❏ snow removal contractor to place the snow on your private property. X PLEASE PARK in your driveway when snow is forecast ❏ X Every residential street cannot be plowed first – please be patient ❏ X Ensure your vehicle is equipped with winter traction tires ❏ X The District of Hope owns 4 plow trucks, 1 grader, 2 backhoes for snowplows ❏ X In case of emergency and when emergency vehicles (ambulance, first responders ❏ etc.) are dispatched, snow crews will respond immediately. Every effort will be made to ensure public safety and accessibility within our available resources. 11/12w DOH28

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Hope has a new sporting goods store Water testing, bike repair, and skate sharpening services offered

Hope Standard

When Cheyenne Sports went out of business in the fall of 2011, Hope was left with a major void. The town could get by with one less motel, restaurant or gas station — but one less sports shop meant no sports shop between Agassiz and Princeton. If you needed a puck, you were out of luck. Fishing gear? None of that here. A tube for your bike? Take a hike. After a year of doing without, Hope now has a partial answer to the problem. Brad Pelletier, the former Cheyenne owner, is back on his feet and operating under a new name: Sixth Avenue Sports. His new shop — across from the bowing alley parking lot on Sixth Avenue — is more of a sports boutique than the wideranging store he used to operate... but it’s a start and Pelletier says he’s hoping to build things back up. The last year has given Pelletier time to assess his future path. “I realized that I have a lot of experience in a very narrow market,” he said. When no one else stepped up and filled the sports void during the summer months, Pelletier got moving on his opportunity. “I’m primarily focusing on labour enterprises, to start with,” he said.  It’s a one-man operation at present, keying on the skills and experience Pelletier built up in his time at the other store. There, he started as a bike mechanic and eventually took over ownership from Bruce and Janice McDonald.  When Cheyenne Sports closed, there was nowhere to get your swimming pool or spa water tested locally. You had to go to Chilliwack. Now: Pelletier can do your testing and supply the chemicals to bring your water back in balance. Former Cheyenne bike mechanic Eric Laaback was doing repairs out of his house on an ad hoc basis during the past year but now there’s a storefront with regular hours and a wide stock of


After about a year away from the sporting goods business, Brad Pelletier has re-entered the local market, opening a sports shop on Sixth Avenue, across from the bowling alley parking lot. Store hours will be tailored to the season.

parts. Staff at the Hope Arena have been able to sharpen skates for many years, though they can

often be busy with their other duties, such as cleaning the ice or doing other maintenance... meaning you may have to wait.

Now, Pelletier has a skate sharpener in the front of the store. You can drop your skates off, or wait while they get tuned up.

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“I also have a rivet machine, so I can repair skates,” added Pelletier. “I can also replace the blades and holders.” With the hockey season in full swing, Pelletier has brought in stock to answer immediate needs of players. There’s lots of stick and sock tape, skate laces and neck guards. “I’ve got some sticks,” said Pelletier, “enough, if someone’s come to Hope for a tournament and they’re in a dire need.” When the bike season returns in the spring, Pelletier said he plans to bring in BMX bikes to meet the demand for riders who use the local bike park. Pelletier also offers a uniform service for teams or businesses, supplying cresting and numbering for shirts, hats, jackets and jerseys. As the days roll by, Pelletier said he’s getting feedback from what the townsfolk are looking for. “People have come in, asking for golf balls, tennis balls, basketballs and inflating needles,” he said. “I’m keeping a list and I’ll see what makes sense to keep in stock. “At the old shop, I had as many as 70 or 80 suppliers. Here, so far, it’s only five... but we’ll maybe build it up to 10.” What he can’t meet at present are the hunting, fishing, footwear and apparel needs of the community. “Those are inventory-heavy,” said Pelletier. “As we expand, we’ll see what the town needs and what the market will bear.” He hasn’t finalized his hours but Pelletier said, “I’ll tailor the hours to serve the season we’re in. For example, if there’s a tournament weekend, I’ll be open longer.” Pelletier is heartened by the number of well-wishers who have been popping in to visit with him at the new store. “This past week, I’ve realized how much I missed the people,” he said. “They make it all worthwhile.”

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Sham Medley passed away peacefully at his home in Port Moody, BC. Left to mourn his passing are his wife Diana; sons: Craig (Val), Roger (Shawna), and Mike (Angie); grandchildren: Whitney, Travis, Kyle, Scott, Taylor, Nathan, Joseph, Dean and Shayla; step children: Chris (Judith), Christine (Cameron), Dean, Talon, Parris and Phoenix; sister Marilyn, her children, Chris, Scott (Lori), Justin, Tyler and Kirsten. Special thanks to Dr. D Kahwaji and staff for their abundant care and patience. You may be gone but never forgotten! You will forever be in our hearts. A celebration of his life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Whalley Branch #229, 13525-106 Ave., Surrey, BC. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stoke Foundation can be made in Sham’s memory.





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KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605

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. LOAN HELP - Consolidate all your credit cards, bank loans, income tax debt and payday loans into ONE small interest-free monthly payment. Contact us ASAP TOLLFREE 1.888.528.4920.



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

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


Wednesday, December 5, 2012, Hope Standard A19 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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Call Ian @ 604-724-6373

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BILL’S CUSTOM Cabinets, Chilliwack, BC - QUALITY Kitchens, Vanities, Custom Cabinetry & Countertops since 1975. For pictures & ideas, check us out on Facebook or - Call us today at (604) 795-2506. ** From your inspiration to our installation, we are dedicated to quality workmanship & superior service always! **



CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 8 weeks old, purebred long hair female. Vaccinated & pad trained. $900 $1200. (604)807-9957



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





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

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626



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


$38/HOUR PLUMBING, HEATING plugged drains. Big & small jobs. Local & licensed cell (778)549-2234


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

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

CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES MINI’S/TOYS - M & F $1200.00 604-315-8774 WWW.WRINKLESRUS.COM European German Shepherd pups, 9 weeks, nice, classic colors. Lrg dogs CKC + all shots $1000/ea & up. 2 F. 604-538-4883 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332 GOLDEN RETRIEVER X COLLIE (Lassie) pups. You can’t find a better combo of smart and loyal dogs. Born Oct 13, ready Dec 8. Both parents on site. Raised in home with kids, cats & other dogs. Dad 75lbs (Golden) is OFA hip cert. free of hip displasia & eye cert. mom also (rare blue headed white Collie, 48lbs). Both parents 4H (obedience, showmanship & agility) dogs. 5 Males (3 are blue merle) & 3 females (black). $500. Mission, 604-820-4827

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.


AKC English bulldogs pups available dewormed. Microchipped. All akc papers in hand 1 year health guarantee. They will also come with first set of shots. Text 916-6689109 or CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA, FEMALE, 1 year old, long hair, $500. Please call 604-794-7347

Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077

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

HOPE, Newly reno’d commercial storefront in centre of town for rent or lease, 1200 sq ft, avail immed. $890/mo. Call 1-604-505-1077 or 1-604-267-7473


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




In a 55+ community in Hope. Mobile homes for sale 2 bedrooms from $14,000 to a brand new one for $74,000. 2- Vacant pads for rents.

Call Gordon 604-240-3464

HOMES FOR RENT Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402


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

3 BDRM TOWNHOUSE 1 1/2 baths, newly reno’d, fenced backyard, 4 appl., Attached storage area. Incl. heat Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. $500. 604-795-7662

YALE, WOW 395K- 3+ acres, 2 houses, 600 ft Fraser River frt. 2 hrs from Vanc. Dan (604)860-3454

RENTALS 700 VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, vet✓ champion lines, $850. 604-8192115.



STOP RENTING RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required, Flexible Terms! Cloverdale – 60th Ave &176th St. Spacious 742 sf. 1 Bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Required 604-657-9422


KITCHEN AIDE Built-in Fridge, model KBLC36FMS02. As new. Under warr. $3900: (604)536-4226


FUEL 706 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



GREAT GIFT IDEA!! ChillSpot is The COOLEST Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. Use promo code COOLGIFT For 10 % off!


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

2 BD, 1bth Chlwk suit for rent. No smk. no pets. 700/mnth. Call Gerry 604-861-7560 HOPE, 1 & 2 BEDROOM APT., for rent $500 - $600, Park Royal, heat & hot water inc., balcony, covered parking, 55, NP, NS. Best Loc Hope. Ref’s required. Call (604)860-0236 Linda or (604) 8251444 HOPE, 1 bdrm apt., newer, $600/ mon., includes hot water, N/S. Avail now. Call 1 (604)794-7132 or 604819-6122 HOPE, 2 bdrm + loft, 2 full bathrooms, 5 appliances, gas fireplace, $890. On Scott Dr. Call (604)8604953

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


Hope, 535 Queens St. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl, garage, wood f/p, pets negot. Avail. Nov. 15, $1000/m Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage, 604792-0077 DL# 7557


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

HOPE, house for rent, 2 bedroom, new carpets, new paint job. $850/mon. Avail. immediately. Ref. & DD Req’d. Call 1-604-795-1433


KAWKAWA LAKE, small 2 bdrm home, self contained, F/S, W/D, with view of lake, front porch, large yard $490/mo. Call 604-267-7473 or 604-505-1077


Avail now. Call (604)869-6599 or (604)796-0069


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

SILVER CREEK, 1 bdrm, clean, quiet country cottage. Avail now. Call (604)869-5806 SILVER CREEK, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, Avail. Dec 15, 4 appl. $1050/mo, D/D & ref’s req. Call (604)869-1765 SILVER CREEK, Furnished cabin for rent at Wild Rose Campground, $550/mo + D.D. includes heat, hydro, cable and wifi. Avail. now. Call John or Judy (604)869-9842




1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Includes hitch. $6,500. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove.


2 or 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.


HOPE, 5 bdrm 3 bathroom, new carpets, new paint, 4 appliances and family room. Avail Jan 1. $1250/mo. Call (604)860-4424

KAWKAWA LAKE, 3 bdrm home, stunning views of lake, floor to ceiling reno’s just completed, water access 100 yds away, W/D, $990/mo. Avail immed. Call 1-604-505-1077 or 1-604-267-7473

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

Take notice that in accordance with the WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT and Silver-Hope Mini Storage the personal effects of CHRISTINA NOWASELSKI will be sold on or after Dec. 11, 2012 for outstanding storage charges. Bids will be received by the office at 63870 Flood Hope Rd. Hope, BC. 604-869-5288 or 604-8587620




1996 FORD CONTOUR 4dr auto fully loaded ST#305 THIS WEEK $999 1994 MAZDA PROTEGE 4dr sdn auto low km st#314 $1495 1996 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr sedan Aircared st#310 $1495


NO PETS! No Smoking 604-869-9402 or 604-869-1432

HOPE, newly reno’d, 4 bedroom, 2 baths, all appl, lg bckyrd. NO Smoking, NO Pets, 1,000/mo +util. Ref & DD req’d. Call 604-869-7414


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 2000 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr auto sdn a/c runs good st#302 $3500 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto Aircare low km st#313 $3800 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 $6900 2007 FORD FUSION 4dr sdn aotu full load Aircare st#321 $7,900 04 JEEP LIBERTY 4X4 auto Aircared ST#319 $7900 04 AUDI A4 4dr sdn, auto leather Aircared ST#320 $8800

For sale or for rent, in a 55+ community a 2 bedroom manufactured home. Better than an apartment. No noisy neighbours. For rent only a double wide home with 2 bedrooms and a den. References, criminal background check. One small pet OK under 20 lbs, N/S. Call for appointment. Now accepting applications.

2 BRM 2 Bth. 55plus Mobile Home for rent. Must pass strata interview. Small dog ok sorry no cats. Renter responsible for all utilities. Long term tenant preferred. Lots of storage room, clean quiet. View @ 11915875 20 Ave. Reply to if interested. $1100mo. plus damage deposit.




HOPE. 2 BDRM TOWNHOUSE. Cable, F/S, laundry fac., No dogs. $590./mo. Ref’s required. Adult oriented. Call 604-869-9006

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



HOPE, 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhouse on Scott Dr., 5 appl., $780 per mo. Avail now. Call (604)860-4953

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

MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $550/ea. Call 604-657-2915.


2 Bdrm apt. $650 F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail Now.


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

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


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HOPE, near new ground level 1 bdrm suite in quiet area, walking distance to downtown, $690/mon, Avail immediately. Call Walter @1 (604)792-0077(Royal Lepage office in Chilliwack).


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




Highest Prices Paid for Old Coins Change, Sets, Gold, Olympic Local Collector 604-701-8041

Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064



2007 FORD F150 reg cab V6 auto long box ST#205 $8,900 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 2006 FORD F350 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel only 156K st#17 $15,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT crew cab diesel 4X4 auto long box only 160Km st#310 $15,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT crew cab diesel 4X4 auto full loaded long box st#311 $15,900 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

HOPE, 3 bdrm suite, on private acreage, sunny location with lots of outdoor opportunities, covered parking, $600/mon., horse paddocks on property. Avail Dec 1. Call (604)869-9990

604-855-0666 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

THE WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT In the matter of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and J.M.H. Storage Ltd Elizabeth Stein Take notice that the furnishings and personal effects located at 63370 Flood Hope Rd, Hope BC will, if not claimed by December 19, 2012, be disposed of accordingly. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to The Manager, J.M.H. Storage 604-860-4005 WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas Rafer KR Enterprises Inc. Essex Lease Financial Corporation is indebted to Jamie Davis Davis Motor Truck & Auto Ltd. for storage and towing on a 2006 Peterbilt with VIN: 1XP5D49X26D879664 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $19,641.10 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of December, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at Jamie Davis Davis Motor Truck & Auto Ltd. 19683 Silver Skagit Road Hope B.C. V0X 1L2. The vehicle was placed in storage on August 11th 2011. For more info. call Elite Bailiff

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NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/††/¥Offers apply to the purchase, finance or lease of 2013 Chevrolet Spark LS (1SA), Equinox LS (1SA), Silverado Ext Cab 2WD (1SA) equipped as described. Freight of $1,500 included in purchase, finance and lease prices and payments. 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 Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing for 60 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty and 48 months on Equinox. 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 0% APR, the monthly payment is $167/$208 for 60/48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% financing offers are unconditionally interest-free. ¥Based on a 0.9%, 48 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 Equinox LS, equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of $2,899 and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $17,275. Option to purchase at lease end is $11,985 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ††4.99%/0.99% purchase financing for 72/72 months on 2013 Spark LS / Silverado LD Ext Cab 2WD on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit/Scotiabank. 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 4.99%/0.99% for 72/72 months, the monthly payment is $174/$143. Cost of borrowing is $1,591/$304. Total obligation is $11,591/$10,304. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. IThe Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. ∞Visit for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. MyLinkTM functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices. #Comparisons based on latest competitive data available. ♦$5,750 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Silverado Light Duty Ext/Crew, for retail customers only. See your GM dealer for details. ◊2013 Chevrolet Silverado, equipped with available Vortec™ 5.3L V8 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission and competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide and 2012 Large Pickup segment. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes hybrids and other GM models. ≠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.

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