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ing Organizing Against Racism and Hate, the Youth Dialogues Project, and the Arts Engagement project. “Labels have become a way to prejudge people, and unfortunately they have the power to stick with a person,”   At the Fall Health Fair on Nov. 3, the Hope Inclusion Project launched the start of 100 days of labeling, a project where a new label is looked at daily via social media to help

people think about that particular label, and whether or not they have ever been labeled by it. “It has generated a great response,” said Dickinson. “People are commenting to me how it is making them realize how easy it is to place a label subconsciously, or recalling times when they too have been labeled.” So far 36 labels, such as fol-

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The Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards recognize construction and maintenance companies demonstrating excellence in the categories of grading, paving, bridges and structures, and highway maintenance work throughout the province. This year a new category for excellence in safety innovation was also awarded. The 10th annual awards were hosted by the B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association on Dec. 7 in Victoria.

New project raises awareness about labeling  Labeling is a fact of life. Each day people subconsciously apply a label to a random person on the street, or are labeled with a name themselves. “We have become a society where labels have become the norm, and with labels come preconceived judgments attached to that label,” said Darla Dickinson, project coordinator for Hope Inclusion Project, which oversees projects includ-

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Mayor Susan Johnston helps Sun Country Highway president Kent Rathwell charge his electric Tesla Roadster Wednesday morning in Hope. Rathwell left St. John’s, N.L. on Nov. 17 on a cross-Canada trip to demonstrate the company’s free public access charging network. Tackling the Trans Canada Highway, the journey also proves that electric vehicles can be driven in the winter.

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For most of us, dialing 911 is not something that we ever look forward to. However, if necessity strikes, our hope is that the person on the other end is knowledgeable, resourceful and able to get us through a potentially trying experience. For 20 years, Paul Linza was one of those people. Linza grew up in Hope, the eldest child of Italian immigrants who came to the area in the 1950s. Although he was born in Canada, Italian was the first language that he learned so his primary years in school were a bit challenging. Photography was one of Linza’s main interests and he was also heavily involved in school sports and band. With graduation on the horizon, there were no shortage of construction jobs and Linza, who had been working for the school district’s maintenance department in the summer, was looking forward to getting into that industry. “I was going to go to Fraser Valley College because the way I looked at it, I was going to make millions in construction,” he laughed. By the time he actually graduated, the industry had hit rock

bottom and the college sent him a clothes on the night that he startletter indicating that the construc- ed his career, just so that he was ready to go on a moments notice. tion course was being cancelled. “My first day on the job, I had For a year, Linza worked at various jobs before landing full- to drive the ambulance with my time employment with the school lights flashing and sirens blaring. board in Boston Bar doing main- I was hooked and have been a paramedic for the last tenance and custodial 32 years,” he said enthuwork. He was there siastically. for five years and then In the early 1980s, transferred to Hope, Fraser Valley College where he worked for was looking to offer a the next 10 years. CPR course but they “I was their head didn’t have enough custodian, their head dolls to use as part of the painter, I did lawn training. Knowing the maintenance. Let’s put PAUL LINZA need, Linza approached it this way, I did just local service clubs and about everything,” he raised $20,000 to purchase the said with a chuckle. During this time, he got to equipment. He became one of know a city worker and one eve- the college’s lead CPR instructors, ning, he was invited over for sup- something that he’s been doing since that time. He was also a raper. “I noticed that there were first dio personality of sorts. Linza coaid books and pamphlets on a hosted a show with Tom DeSorcy table,” he explained. “The next in Hope about coffee on the local time I went over, I noticed an am- radio station. He became quickly enamored bulance uniform hanging in the closet. My friend asked me if I had with the emergency world. “Then, one day, a city councilmy first aid ticket because he got a part-time job with the ambulance lor told me that we were getting service and they were always 911 service and that I’d be qualified to work in that area. He told looking for qualified people.” Linza ended up getting a job me to keep my eyes out for an ad. as a paramedic. He slept with his Several months went by and there

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it was, so, after thinking about it long and hard, I applied at the eleventh hour.” The call came just before Christmas 1991 and Linza started his training as an enhanced 911 fire dispatcher in early 1992. The system is quite involved but in the end, it’s designed to assist the public easily and seamlessly. Special computer software is used to associate a location with the origin of the call. “Our E911 service is technically state of the art,” he said. “Every six months, in the first four years, we were doubling our computer capacity.” As if Linza wasn’t busy enough, he became a volunteer firefighter and a first responder instructor for the Chilliwack Fire Department as well as taking on training of newly hired fire dispatchers. Having taken thousands and thousands of emergency phone calls, Linza decided to retire from his 911 position at the end of October but continues to work parttime as a paramedic. Both jobs can be intense and stressful. “As a paramedic, training is constant and ongoing. Your marks are either pass or fail; there’s not in between. You have to be very dedicated.”

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Senior Mustang Morgann Steeves blocks a shot by 2011 grad Rebecca Arrowsmith in the women’s alumni game at Hope Secondary school on Dec.19. The returning grads controlled the play but couldn’t drain a shot for the first five minutes and needed some hot shooting in the last quarter to seal the win at 46-38. In the later game, the returning men showed the Mustang boys that there’s still life after high school, as they coasted to a 86-38 victory.

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Almost two metres — and growing. With a deep earlyseason base, conditions are looking great for nordic and downhill skiing at Manning Park over the Christmas break. Quentin Granger is the new general manager of Manning Park Resort, having started on the hill in September. Before that, he was general manager at the Tobiano golf and real estate development on Kamloops Lake. From what he’s heard, there was a lot less snow here at this

time last year. “We had our opening on the [Dec. 15] weekend and most of the skiers I talked to said they’d never seen such good snow and so much of it on opening day.” Granger said the ski lifts went through extensive testing in the off-season and came through “with flying colours.” “There have been quite a lot of mechanical upgrades to the ski lift controls and grooming equipment and we’ve made decorative improvements to the accommodations,” he added.

“We’ll be open every day till April 5, unless weather conditions necessitate an early closure. Who knows... maybe we’ll stay open longer, if we still have good conditions.” Over the years, Manning has developed traditions that Granger intends to continue. “We’d also like to bring back ones that have fallen by the wayside,” he said.  “My intention is to re-establish Manning as a family destination. We want to see people that came here as kids come back with their families.” The resort is hosting a torch-

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The Hope Wildcats are hosting a midget hockey tournament at Hope Arena January 4-6. Action gets underway on Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. with the host team taking on the Langley Chargers.

The Wildcats then face the Coquitlam Tropics at 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 5, followed by the Cloverdale Colts 5:30 p.m. Playoffs begin at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday and finish at 2 p.m. The Wildcats consist of 17 players aged

15-17 from Hope, Agassiz, and Harrison Hot Springs. Admission to the tournament is free, but there will be raffle and 50/50 draws. All public skating and casual hockey times over the weekend will be cancelled.

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light parade on Christmas Eve and the floodlit Polar Coaster slide will be open until 7 p.m. On Christmas Day, Santa will be on the hill to frolic with the skiers and snowboarders. A guided Full Moon snowshoe tour will take place on Dec. 28 as well. “We’re also bringing back fireworks on New Year’s Eve,” said Granger. “We’ll have torchlight skiing, then the fireworks.” For an in-depth description of events — and to check snow conditions — visit the resort’s website at Manningpark.com.

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Opinion The spirit of the season

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

Last week’s snow and ice storms may have brought a white Christmas prematurely, but they haven’t dampened the spirit of the season. This is the time of year for families and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company. It’s a time for children’s eyes to alight with wonder and magic. It’s a time for parties, with much laughter and fellowship. It’s a celebration, both religious and secular. It’s also a time of year when many of us connect with our roots, whether it’s travelling to visit far-flung family or blowing the dust off trinkets and traditions from generations past. That’s especially true in Canada, a nation of immigrants. For many, Christmas is an amalgam of Western traditions like turkey and colourfully wrapped presents under a decorated tree and their own cultural celebrations, a piñata hung from the ceiling, a feast of spicy sauces and flatbread, polished boots placed in the window awaiting gifts left in the night. Some don’t even celebrate Christmas. They gather a couple of weeks later according to the Julian calendar, or for the new year, or for Eid, the festive conclusion to Ramadan. In our ever-changing world, filled with so much uncertainty, it’s traditions that ground us, keep us connected to where we came from, who we are. They also weave the tapestry of our multi-cultural country. Celebrating the season and creating new traditions is part of the magic of Christmas. Here’s to a joyous one, however you celebrate. Merry Christmas! – Black Press

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Dix seeks balance with business

Tom Fletcher NDP leader Adrian Dix has completed year-end interviews with members of the legislative press gallery. Here are highlights from my discussion with him. TF: On the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion proposal, federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair says the federal environmental process would have to be strengthened before a project like that could get a thorough enough hearing. Do you agree? AD: The B.C. Liberal government has signed an equivalency agreement that says that the federal decision is the provincial decision on these projects. If it applies to Enbridge Northern

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Peace River], as they did with Kemess North [rejected mine expansion proposal] and other cases. TF: You don’t want duplicated review processes here, you just want a provincial cabinet say in the decision? AD: That’s right.  TF: On your relationship with the B.C. Federation of Labour, your caucus is considering a proposal that B.C. should once again do away with secret ballots for union certification. AD: The B.C. Fed makes a case to the government on a series of issues on employment standards every year. Labour law, every year. WorkSafeBC, every year. Trades and training, every year. With respect to [accepting signed union cards for certification], it is a democratic process that the Newfoundland Conservative government just put into

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place a few months ago. So it’s a proposal from the labour movement and we’re looking at it. For most of B.C.’s modern history, since the Second World War, we’ve had that card-check system in place. The question would be whether [returning to that system] is a priority for this term in government. TF: So those kinds of things will be made clear in your platform? AD: Absolutely. TF: You picked up some serious money from the business community at a fundraiser in October. Is that some kind of a record for the NDP? AD: [Laughs.] It might be a record, I don’t know. I think the business fundraiser we did at the Hotel Vancouver netted $350,000. I think what it reflects is, this year I’ve had about 230 meetings with the business community. The purpose of it has been principally

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January Sunshine Valley residents are frustrated that virtually nothing has been done since a landslide crashed down on their homes on May 26, 2011. The five properties along Cedar Boulevard are still sitting with trees and debris from the slide, and no safe-

guards have been put in place to protect the properties from future hazards. Residents are seeking compensation from the province for losses and want their properties purchased back at fair market value.

2012 Year in Review alert in the region, with 80 cases reported since August. Demand for the vaccine increases at Hope Public Health Unit, which about 100 immunizations provided daily. NDP leader Adrian Dix stops by Driftwynd Bistro to meet with about 20 party members and promises the upcoming byelection will focus on providing solutions for jobs, health care and education.

Fraser Health Authority issues a whooping cough outbreak

Local wood carver Pete Ryan will be featured in a new 10-part television series. Each episode follows the team as they battle short deadlines, tight budgets and conflicting artistic sensibilities to complete a series of intricate commissioned wood carvings. The first blast of winter arrives in January, costing the municipality about $42,000. The storm brings over 90 centimetres of snow, wind gusts up to 75 km/h, prolonged subzero temperatures, and several millimetres of freezing rain. 24 Unit

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl announces that the East Kawkawa Lake water system will

receive a significant upgrade in 2012, thanks to a $450,000 contribution from Canada’s Gas Tax Fund. The infrastructure investment will improve the quality of drinking water in the District of Hope for years to come. Lifelong learning is the focus of Family Literacy Day, a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of reading. Statistically Hope has one of the lowest literacy rates in the province, the highest number of vulnerable children entering kindergarten, and a large high school drop out rate in youth 18 and under. Council considers a new bylaw that will permit the use of lowspeed electric vehicles on roads throughout the municipality. Richard Vallee, the 43-year-old man

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to combat the region’s wire theft problem. When communication cables are tampered with, customers can loose service for up to 48 hours, and are unable to make phone calls. Now once the alarms are triggered, RCMP are notified within seconds and can take action. The Fields store in downtown Hope is closing its doors after more than two decades in the community. The loss of the department store deals yet another blow to Hope’s struggling downtown economy. Fields is closing 167 locations across Canada. Fraser Canyon Hospital is receiving $200,000 from the province to help provide and maintain reliable access to emergency services in the community. Doctors will work with Fraser Health to develop community-sp ecif ic plans, and identify what

needs are unique to the community, and put the money directly into fulfilling those needs. According to the latest numbers from Statistics Canada, Hope’s population has dropped by more than 200 people in the last five years. Mayor Susan Johnston believes the numbers reflect the downturn during the recession, where people had to leave for work that normally would have been in the community. Residents who leave garbage and other bear attractants out can now face a $345 fine. The Conservation Officer Service steps up enforcement in the area due to the high number of sightings in the area. More than $3,200 is raised during the annual Battle of the Badges in support for Cops for Continued on A7

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2012 Year in Review The upper mountain property would likely be turned into a ski resort. Nestle Waters announces it will contribute $61,000 over the next three years to support the Hope Mountain Centre. The money will be used to continue delivering an outdoor education program for Hope residents and students in the Fraser-Cascade school district.

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Firefighters from Hope, Popkum and Agassiz work to extinguish a blaze that completely destroyed a home at 15570 Peters Rd. on March 18. The exact cause of the fire was unknown, but officials say it started near a wood stove in basement. From A6

Cancer. Hope RCMP defends its title, winning 8-5 against the local fire department.

March The Fraser Canyon Strategy Committee awards travelthecanyon. com a $7,000 provincial community tourism opportunities grant to work with Vancouver Coast Mountains B.C. on a new marketing campaign. The initiative primarily focuses on the corridor between Hope and Cache Creek, but will also incorporate some outlying areas in an effort to bring traffic into Hope and the Fraser Canyon. Yale First Nation signs a 25-year renewable community forest agreement with the Fraser Valley Regional District and District of Hope to allow the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest Corporation to cut 31,000 cubic metros of timber annually between Hope and Yale, and a small area of Sunshine Valley.

the province to upgrade the Almer Carlson Pool in Boston Bar and construct an outdoor community pavilion. In addition, the District of Hope receives a $370,575 grant for a community recreation park on Seventh Avenue. Ivonne Elizondo and her husband Gerardo open a new child care centre in an unused classroom at Silver Creek Elementary. The new program caters to 16 children aged three to five, and offers a wide range of daily activities in English and Spanish. Hope is utilizing the government funding surplus from the new Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge to replace the Sucker’s Creek Bridge. The Sucker’s Creek Bridge has been in imminent danger of

Barrick Gold Corporation is looking into the feasibility of redeveloping the former Giant Mascot nickel mine into an all-seasons resort. The plan for the lower parcel of land includes lodging, restaurants, and housing.

Over 100 people pack into Owl Street Cafe to learn more about the proposed Flying J truck stop in the Flood-Hope area. The development will create 80-100 local jobs and have parking for 67 trucks. Hope RCMP seek the public’s help in identifying the driver of a

New Chilliwack-Hope MLA Gwen O’Mahony (centre) celebrates her byelection with B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix and MLA Carole James on April 19. O’Mahony earned 41.55 per cent of the vote, followed by Liberal Laurie Throness with 32.12 per cent and Conservative John Martin with 25.32.

NDP leader Adrian Dix and byelection candidate Gwen O’Mahony meet with Spuzzum First Nation to learn more about a truck wreckage left in a popular swimming for almost 17 months. An accident on Highway 1 in 2010 sent two semi-trucks over the Spuzzum Creek Bridge, spilling diesel into the Fraser River tributary and killing one of the drivers. Almost a yearand-a-half later debris remains in and around the creek. Hell’s Gate Airtram is featured in a new episode of Ghost Hunter’s International. Misty and foggy weather provided the ideal backdrop for the two nights and one day worth of shooting. Hell’s Gate Airtram has been the subject of the numerous unexplained paranormal activity since the winter of 2006. About 80 people turn out to the Hope & District Recreation Centre to hear the ChilliwackHope byelection contenders debate hot topics such as the carbon tax, raw log exports and the teachers’ dispute. Council passes the first readings of the 2012 budget bylaw, which will see Hope property taxes increase 8.6 per cent. The average homeowner can expect to pay an additional $120 this year. Continued on A8

HOLIDAY HOURS & PUBLISHING DEADLINES Advertising deadlines for January 2 edition is: Monday, December 24 at 12 noon.

Premier Christy Clark visits Hope to discuss local issues and introduce Laurie Throness, the Liberal candidate in the Chilliwack-Hope byelection. Clark’s tour of Hope included a planned meeting with local business leaders, but was cancelled lastminute due to protesting teachers, parents and students. The Fraser Valley Regional District is awarded $336,800 from

falling into the water and blocking Thacker Mountain residents access to the community.

The Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) is in the process of negotiating a deal to keep the Fields store open in downtown Hope. Fields Holding Company has entered into a tentative agreement with HBC to purchase the rights to 59 retail outlets in Western Canada.

fatal hit and run, after two young cyclists find a 64-year-old woman with severe injuries lying in a shallow roadside ditch in the Richmond Hill area of Flood-Hope Road.

OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS December 24 - 9 am - 3 pm December 25, 26 & 27 - CLOSED December 28 & 31 - 9 am - 5 pm January 1 - CLOSED Re-opening January 2 with regular business hours.

NOTICE OF 2012 HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURE PLEASE BE ADVISED that the Fraser Valley Regional District office will be closed on the following dates for the holiday season: Monday, December 24th Tuesday, December 25th Wednesday, December 26th Monday, December 31st Tuesday, January 1st Our office will be open on Thursday/Friday, December 27th/28th and will resume our normal Monday to Friday schedule starting Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. For further information, please contact us at: 45950 Cheam Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6 Ph: 604-702-5000 12-12 fvrd19

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

CHRIST CHURCH CONSECRATED 1861

www.anglican-hope.ca 275 Park Street

SUNDAY 10:00AM CHRISTMAS EVE 10:00PM THE REV. GAIL NEWELL THE REV. FRED TASSINARI

604.869.5402

Church of the Nazarene Sunday Celebration 5:30 pm

Pastor Andrew Tarrant 604-749-7094 888 Third Ave. www.hopenazarene.ca

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

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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION Welcomes you to

Dec. 24 - 7pm Christmas Eve Service & Reception Dec. 30 - 10am Service

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”

www.gbchope.com

949-3rd Ave. • 604.869.5524

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

HOPE UNITED CHURCH 590 Third Ave.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 7pm SUNDAY SERVICE: 10am

Rev. Ryan Knight

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A PASSION FOR CHRIST AND HIS KINGDOM SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 AM FREE STORE TUES/THURS 3:00-4:30 PM

Northwest Harvest Church

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


A8 Hope Standard Monday, December 24, 2012

2012 Year in Review From A7

Canadian senators Lillian Quan Dyck and Vivienne Poy attend the officially opening of the Tikwalus Heritage Trail officially in the Fraser Canyon. The $98,000 project features a refurbished campsite, six new geocache locations, and the installation of eight interpretive signs showcasing the historical influence of the route.

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Rick Hansen thanks Barb Sharrers for her community contributions during the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay celebration in Memorial Park on May 10. She was among 14 local medal bearers who were recognized as difference makers.

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Trails Crossing Friendship Centre now has an office in Hope on Wallace Street. The non-profit organization provides support and resources to the Aboriginal and Metis community and their families. A new vendor’s market is in the works for downtown Hope to showcase the variety of goods from local artisans, crafters, farmers, and home-based businesses. The Hope Mountain Market committee is trying to organize a market in Memorial Park every Saturday from June to September. Police seize over 255 grams of dried marijuana from a 32-year-old man and 42-year-old woman. The bust is the result of an investigation into suspected drug trafficking. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is $2,560.

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against the creation of an accredited volunteer fire department provided by the Fraser Valley Regional District. An annual tax requisition of up to $214,000 would have been implemented to pay for the service in the area.

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About 125 people take part in the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society’s seventh annual Hike for Hospice. Entertainment in Memorial Park is provided by 10-year-old Sophie McGraw and Hope Community Choir. The event raises about $6,200 for hospice programs. A White Rock mining company is working towards reopening the Carolin Mine site. New Carolin Gold Corp. controls approximately 134 square kilometers in the

A cyclist makes his way through water on Wardle Street in June. The Fraser River peaked at 9.8 metres on June 22, with water flowing past Hope at 11,988 cubic metres per second.

Coquihalla Gold belt, which is host to several past producing mines. Studies conducted by the company determined the property has the potential to host a multi-million ounce deposit. Over the May long weekend, the Fraser Valley Integrated Road Safety Unit hands out a total of 1,067 violation tickets in the Hope area. Officers also issued 10 24-hour prohibitions for drug and alcohol impaired driving. An RCMP cruiser is involved in a crash with a pickup truck, leaving Flood-Hope Road closed for several hours. Both drivers suffered minor injuries and Fraser Valley Traffic Services was called in to investigate the crash.

June Richard Vallee is given a four-year sentence for his role in the death of 67-year-old Kenneth Paquette. The local First Nations was found badly beaten by Hope RCMP at the Thunderbird Motel on May 27, 2011. The judge credited Vallee for time in custody, which

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means he’ll serve the remaining 34 months of his sentence in prison.

is used to help offset the costs of expensive wheelchairs and leg braces.

Twenty-four new bicycle route signs are erected around town to make it easier for cyclists to get around. Johanna Coughlin had been working on the idea for three years and approached council with the proposal in 2011.

Hope & Area Transition Society receives a federal funding boost to help address homelessness. Almost $70,000 is provided through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) for a new research project aimed at identifying people migrating to Hope, Boston Bar and Agassiz.

Premier Christy Clark unveils a new anti-bullying strategy that promises more training to improve the climate in schools, and a new smartphone app to make it easier for students to anonymously report tormenters. Three Boston Bar bowlers head to the Canadian championship of Club 55+ triples play, after winning the B.C. playoffs. Students in Catina Carpenter’s kindergarten class at Silver Creek Elementary collect 29,830 pop tabs as part of a math lesson fundraiser. The tabs were donated to the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of B.C. through the Chilliwack Kiwanis Club. The money from the sale of the high grade aluminum

A 25-year-old Alberta resident is killed at the Sandy Pines Campground in Nahatlatch Valley. Police found Bradley Dean Ross unresponsive in a tent at the Entheos Summer Solstice Festival and Conference and believe there appears was foul play. Weather wreaks havoc in Hope as heavy rain led to a washout 21 kilometers up Silver Skagit Road. A section of the road was washed away, creating a gap five to seven metres wide and 1.5 to two metres deep, and leaving 34 vehicles stranded. Check out the Jan. 2 edition of The Hope Standard for the last six months of Year in Review.


Hope Standard Monday, December 24, 2012 A9

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APARTMENT/CONDOS

HOME for sale. Great as a home or investment. Garden Terrace, Scott Dr., Hope. Condo home with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 912 sq ft, balcony, ground floor entry, W/D, dishwasher. Strata Fees $124.35/month. Private sale and priced to sell. For Viewing call 604916-7767.

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

1680 SQ. FT. WAREHOUSE incl. 500 sq.ft. office; avail. Feb 1/13. $1,530/mo + tax. 3-7191 Progress Way, Delta (Tilbury) Bob Miller 604940-9507 milleroliver@dccnet.com

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

FOR SALE BY OWNER

LAIDLAW, 660K for 5 rich good water acres, 2 storey, 5 bdrm, 5 bath w/ 5 skylights. Call (604)869-7568

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

BEAUTIFUL 5 Bdrm, 2 1/2 Bath home built in ‘05 on a large corner lot that backs onto an elementary school. 2nd floor boasts a spacious open area with plenty of nat. light that could be an office or fam. rm. 2-car gar., rear patio, A/C, Stove, DW., 3 new APPLS; fridge., W&D. Formerly valued at 261K. Interested in sale, trade or credit of $149.9K towards a house, cottage or land in ONT. See ad #430956976 on Kijiji GTA, or search “Buckeye” under “Real Estate”, or call 905-439-7773. Avail. for viewings by appt. Dec. 26-Jan.5.

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HOMES WANTED

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

AMERICAN BULLDOGS $1200 Ready for Xmas 4 females, 3 males 1st shots dewormed(604)230-1999

Bluenose Pitbull Pups genetics/ razoredge UKC reg, 6M/1F, 9wks $500-$1500. 778-237-2824.


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REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

BEDROOM APARTMENT

HOPE, Newly reno’d commercial storefront in centre of town for rent or lease, 1200 sq ft, avail immed. rent negotiable. Call 1-604-5051077 or 1-604-267-7473

HOPE

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For Rent in Kings Court on main floor. $600./mo. Heat & hot water incl. Air conditioning & balcony. D.D. and Ref’s Required. Seniors preferred. Avail. immed.

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.

MORTGAGES

Call (604)869-1301 or kflimited@hotmail.com

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AUTO FINANCING

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOPE

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.

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

Gordon 604-240-3464

HOPE

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HOPE

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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.

1030 3rd Ave.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

2 Bdrm apt. $650 1 Bdrm apt $575

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

F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail Now. Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077

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

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HOUSES FOR SALE

Call Gordon 604-240-3464 HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203

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AUTO SERVICES

HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. www.hopeautobody.ca 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 SILVER CREEK, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, Avail. Dec 15, 4 appl. $1050/mo, D/D & ref’s req. Call (604)869-1765

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

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TOWNHOUSES

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

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HOPE, Long term stay available, for non smokers, utility included. Picture ID and credit card req. Call 604-860-5223

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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, 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 Lthr Aircared ST#320 $8800 2009 CHEV IMPALA 4dr auto, loaded ST#325 $8,900 2009 NISSAN SENTRA low km 4dr auto st#328 $11,500

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HOPE - 3 bdrm duplex, 2 bath, big fenced yard, central to all schools. Small pet ok. Call (604)860-3658

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

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Making sure that we bring you quality news coverage and information every week is our mission. Having you as a loyal reader is a privilege we take seriously. The entire team at the Hope Standard wishes you a holiday season filled with splendid moments and renewed traditions. May you and your friends and loved ones have a New Year filled with joy, good health, and prosperity.

Andrew, Kerrie-Ann, Pattie & Janice


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Holiday Greetings


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Holiday Greetings Here we are once again with Christmas fast approaching. On behalf of myself and Hope council I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one a  blessed and joyous Christmas season, and a  peaceful and prosperous 2013!  mAyor SuSAn johnSton We are looking forward to serving our community and being there for you in the coming year!

It’s been an interesting and challenging year addressing the needs of each community in the area. We’ve been able to maintain services without major increases to taxpayers. Thank you for the honour of letting AreA B director me serve Area B for denniS AdAmSon another year. I wish you and your family a happy holiday and a prosperous new year.

As an old year wanes.... 2012 has been a dynamic year for me as I settled into my new role as MLA for Chilliwack-Hope. I’ve enjoyed hearing your concerns, challenges and ideas. Looking back over the year, Brigade Days, the Rick Hansen CommlA Gwen o’mAhony munity Champions Relay, the Strongman/ Strongwoman competition and Moonlight Madness are among my favourite community events that I’ve had the privilege to participate in.  I look forward to continuing to be available to all of the communities that make up the Chilliwack-Hope riding in the New Year. May the peace and joy of the season be with you each day of the year, in your homes and in the streets of our communities.  Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the holiday season. May the new year be bright! This is the time of the year that the beauty of our snow covered mountains we enjoy during the day gives way to the brightly coloured lights that so wonderfully decorate our communities at night. This is the holiday season, a time of the year to take a pause – to appreciate and celebrate the people who really do make a difference. Students who spend time after school and on the weekends selflessly volunteering their time to help make life better for others; parents who take the time to be involved in their children’s education; teachers who stay up late into the evening preparing lessons for the next day; school community members who spend countless hours involved in extracurricular activities; and support staff who go the extra mile to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children. BoArd chAir ron johnStone This, coupled with a supportive, caring administrative team, allows School District 78 the pleasure of giving the gift of learning to all of our students. On behalf of the Board of Education, I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

My year end thoughts are peace and goodwill to men. How does this happen? Is there a pill or a magic wand? Or is it about us? We celebrate the birth of a man who told us one of the two great commandments was to “Love your neighbour as yourself.” It would seem AreA A director simple enough, but it lloyd formAn turns out to be one of the most difficult things that we could be asked to do, because it means we must give up some of our material desire to effectively love our neighbours. We cannot control the thoughts or feelings of anyone except ourselves, so I guess we have to individually take the first step. Who would be best positioned to lead by example? Perhaps the ones voted into office by the people would be positioned to most effectively show how wonderful this would be. What a novel idea for our government representatives. Let’s work hard at this in the coming year and see if we can help develop peace and goodwill. I wish all of you a wonderful experience this Christmas season and a safe and happy new year. As your Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, I would like to wish you and your family the very best this Christmas season. Christmas is a perfect time to gather with family and friends, and to be thankful for all we’ve been blessed with mP mArk StrAhl over the past year. Canada is a country of unparalleled beauty, endowed with enormous natural resources, inhabited by industrious people living in peaceful coexistence. It is the envy of the world. As Canadians we are so blessed to be able to call it home.  Christmas is also a time to share generously with those less fortunate and to remember the brave men and women in uniform ‒ stationed around the world ‒ who are spending this Christmas away from their families defending our liberties. On behalf of our Conservative government, and from my family to yours, Merry Christmas. I wish you peace and joy this holiday season, and all the best in the new year.


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Holiday Greetings As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped shape our  community in a most Hope/Boston Bar rCMp significant staff sgt. suki Manj way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. The goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success. It’s a real pleasure at this holiday time to say thank you from all of us at the Hope/Boston Bar RCMP Community Police Office, Victim Services and Crime Prevention Society. We wish you a full year of happiness and success.

Each year, fires during the holiday season injure British Columbians and cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Here are some simple lifesaving steps that can prevent fires: q Use non-combustible containers for tea lights and votive candles. q Place candles in a location where they can’t be knocked over or come in contact with combustible items and blow out all candles before leaving the room or going to bed. q Keep Christmas trees, wrapping and decorations away from heat sources. q Keep your real Christmas tree fresh by watering it often or use a fire resistant artificial tree. q Use only lights which have been tested and labelled by an approved testing laboratory and always turn tree lights off before leaving home or going to sleep. Consider using approved timers to preset the on and

Hope fire CHief toM DesorCy

off times. q Install working smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside each sleeping area. In fact smoke alarms make excellent gifts. q When preparing your holiday meal remember that a stovetop fire can start in a flash. Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking and keep all combustible items a safe distance away from the stove. This includes tea towels, wooden or plastic spoons and paper towels. Also, keep a pot lid near the stove to smother flames if a fire starts in a pot. From all of us at the District of Hope Fire Department have a safe and happy holiday.

Our warmest wishes for a festive, joyous holiday season to all our loyal customers.

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Holiday Greetings Winter Carnival

It is our great honour to extend sincere wishes of happiness, health and prosperity to one and all.

Moonlight Madness and the Winter Carnival in Memorial Park kicked off the holiday season on Dec. 7. The event featured inflatable carnival games, tobbogan run, hayride with Santa, and Christmas caroling with C.E. Barry choir and MLA Gwen O’Mahony. PHOTOS BY KERRIE-ANN SCHOENIT

All the members of our team would like to offer you their warmest wishes for this holiday season. Merry Christmas from

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from the Mayor, Council & Staff

District of Hope

Toy’s Pharmacy

308 Wallace St. 604.869.5654

Through the spirit of friendship & in appreciation of the support you have given us over the year, we would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! 12/12W_TP12


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Holiday Greetings Songs of the season

Santa visits Hope

KERRIE-ANN SCHOENIT / THE STANDARD

Santa has made several appearances in Hope over the last few weeks at communitity events, including Moonlight Madness and the Winter Carnival.

BARRY STEWART / THE STANDARD

Coquihalla elementary’s kindergarten classes perform a carol during a rehearsal for their annual Christmas concert on Dec. 20.

Season’s Greetings from the whole team

At this festive time of year, we’d like to express the gratitude we feel to our fine customers and friends.

Kan Yon Restaurant HOLIDAY HOURS

December 24th: 9am-6pm December 25, 26 & 27th: CLOSED December 28th: 11am-8pm

All the best to our customers & friends this holiday season. May the New Year bring happiness & prosperity! Chinese & Canadian Cuisine Weekend Buffet

Friday Lunch

11:00am - 2:00pm

604-869-2212 800 - 3rd Avenue Kan Yon SINCE 1974

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Barclay Fletcher contracting ltd.

Fri., Sat., & Sun. Dinner 4:30pm - 8:00pm

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Cell: 604.869.1686 Fax: 604.869.7605


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Holiday Greetings Christmas Music Festival

NEW GOLDEN STAR RESTAURANT

Chinese Smorgasbord & Salad Bar. Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our customers who have supported us over the years. We look forward to serving you in the New Year.

The annual Christmas Music Festival at Grace Baptist Church has become a holiday tradition in Hope. The event on Dec. 12 included performances by Laurie Trayer, Wes and Carlie Unrau, Hope Community Choir, and several other local musicians. PHOTOS BY BARRY STEWART

Thank you for your continued support over the years. We look forward to serving you in the New Year.

HOLIDAY HOURS December 24th: December 25th: December 26th: January 1st:

11am - 8pm CLOSED CLOSED 11am - 8pm

490 Wallace Street Phone: 604-869-9388

Merry Christmas from Cathy, Brenda & Patti at

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Christmas commandments

Beware of food poisoning all kitchen worktops, utensils, and anything else used during meal preparation. Beware of cross-contamination: always wash fresh fruit and vegetables and keep raw foods separate from cooked food or food that is ready to be eaten. Use different chopping boards and ensure that foods reach their correct internal cooking temperatures. At this time of year we inevitably prepare too much food, so be sure to keep any leftovers in the fridge, ideally at a temperature lower than four degrees Celsius. Throw away any food that has been left at room temperature for more than two hours. Plan to

card sparingly. 6. Thou shalt avoid arguments Avoid talking about politics, money, and religion during the festivities. Be ready to compromise when disagreement arises. 7. Thou shalt make some time for yourself Don’t forget to take a break from the holiday frenzy. Make some time for yourself. 8. Thou shalt give to others Because this time of year is all about being generous, make the most of it to help a friend or volunteer for a local organization. 9. Thou shalt be careful on the roads Don’t drive in questionable weather or poor road conditions or if you are overtired or have had one glass too many. Take a taxi or sleep in a spare bedroom. 10. Thou shalt have fun Say “yes” to fun and forget about stress. Let yourself enjoy the best of the season, including gatherings with family or friends.

eat up any leftovers as soon as possible, ideally in the next two or three days. An even better way to deal with leftovers is to quickly freeze suitable items and divide the rest into small portions to offer to your guests. Allergies If you suffer from a food allergy you should immediately tell your host or hostess which items you can’t eat. Ask if a special plate without those items could be prepared for you, so you can enjoy the meal in complete safety. Then again, since erring on the side of safety is always best, preparing your own plate is perhaps the safest way to go.

Happy Holidays...

At this special time of year, each of us can do something to help create a better world. May your charity and goodwill come back to you tenfold. Best wishes from all of us. Thank you for your continued support. From the board, volunteers & staff at…

Hope

May your holidays be a delicious, delectable and delightful mix of good friends, good food, and good cheer at this most festive time and throughout the entire year.

Merry Christmas from Glen, Evelyn, Tammy, Susan & Stephanie We will be closed: Dec 23/12 - Jan. 1/13

Community Services

www.hopecommunityservices.com •

434 Wallace Street

604-869-2466

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532 Wallace St., 604-869-7582

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Every year, thousands of people fall victim to food poisoning after eating food that was not prepared, cooked, or stored according to health guidelines. This is particularly true during the holidays, when there are usually more parties, meals and generous portions! Fortunately, all you have to do is to follow a few basic rules in order to enjoy the festivities without risk of falling ill. Salmonella, E. coli and listeria are definitely not meant to be on your guest list. To avoid the spread of bacteria, be sure to wash your hands frequently (in hot, soapy water for at least 20 seconds) and wash with soap and hot water

1. Thou shalt not go to more than one party per day Be careful not to wear yourself out. Learn to say “no” and only accept invitations to parties you really want to go to. 2. Thou shalt refuse third helpings Your taste buds might think they’ve gone to heaven but don’t let holiday buffets be an excuse for overeating. If you need to loosen your belt, stop eating! 3. Thou shalt limit your alcohol consumption It’s your responsibility to keep an eye on your alcohol intake. Have a great evening but don’t lose control. 4. Thou shalt be yourself Leave high fashion to others; being comfortable will only increase your enjoyment of the time spent with friends and family. 5. Thou shalt respect your budget Be careful to respect your holiday budget and use your credit


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Holiday Greetings Spanish Meatballs Meatballs • 2.2 lb (1 kg) lean ground beef • 2 chopped yellow onions • 1 egg, lightly beaten • 3 tablespoons (22.5 g) ground walnuts • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) paprika • 1 1/2 tablespoons (22.5 ml) cumin • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) cinnamon • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh chopped

parsley • Salt and pepper, to taste Sauce • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil • 1 1/2 tablespoons (22.5 ml) fennel seeds • 1/2 cup (120 ml) dry white wine • 1 28 oz. (900 ml) can of diced tomatoes • Salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with ground beef. Make one-inch (2.5 cm) meatballs and set aside. Heat oil in a frying pan. Grill fennel seed while stirring constantly. Pour in wine, stirring until alcohol evaporates. Add tomatoes and seasonings. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add a bit of water if needed. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer at low heat for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Once cooked, place meatballs and a bit of sauce in paper muffin liners in a serving dish. Recipe and photo: Modus Vivendi

Eggnog Fudge Makes 64 pieces • 3 cups (750 ml) granulated sugar • 1 cup (250 ml) eggnog • 1 tbsp (15 ml) corn syrup • 2 tbsp (25 ml) butter • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped walnuts Glaze • 1/4 cup (50 ml) semisweet chocolate chips • 1 tsp (5 ml) butter Grease sides of large heavy saucepan. Add sugar; stir in eggnog and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until boiling.

8-inch (2 l) square cake pan. Tip: If fudge sets too quickly before spreading in pan, reheat gently over low heat just until soft enough to spread.

Cook, stirring only if necessary to prevent sticking, until candy thermometer reaches soft-ball stage of 238°F (115°C), and when 1/2 tsp (2ml) syrup dropped into very cold water forms soft ball that flattens on removal from water.

Glaze: Melt together chocolate chips and butter. Drizzle over fudge. Score into 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares while warm; let cool completely and cut into squares.

Immediately remove from heat; let cool to lukewarm, 110°F (43°C), without stirring. Using wooden spoon, beat in butter and vanilla, beating until very thick and no longer shiny. Quickly stir in nuts. Spread in greased

We wish you the best of the holiday season and a new year that is merry and bright Trudi, Stu, & Keith

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Holiday Greetings Traditional Roast Turkey Lemon and herb stuffing: put the eggs, butter, parsley, lemon thyme, and lemon zest and juice in a food processor and blend to a smooth purée. Put the bread crumbs in a bowl, pour over the egg mixture, and mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chestnut stuffing: cook fresh chestnuts in a saucepan of boiling water for about 3 minutes to soften the shells. Peel them while still hot, wearing rubber gloves. Put the peeled fresh chestnuts in a saucepan, cover them with the milk, and simmer gently until softened, about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how fresh they are. Strain them if necessary, then weigh out 7 oz. (196 g) and put in a bowl. Crumble the cooked chestnuts with your fingers and use the sausage meat to

Put half the butter in a saucepan and melt gently. Spread the remaining butter all over the skin of the turkey. Soak the cheesecloth in the melted butter and drape over the bird, with a double layer covering the drumsticks.

bind them. Heat the oil in a skillet, add onion, liver, and bacon and fry gently until the liver is firm. Stir in the parsley and cook until the mixture begins to brown. Add to the chestnuts with some salt and pepper. Turkey: to make a stock, the day before put the giblets, minus the liver but with the neck chopped in half, in saucepan. Add the onion, thyme, and bay leaf, cover with water and bring to a boil, removing any foam. Reduce the heat and

simmer for 2 hours, then strain. Taste and, if necessary, simmer for a little longer to reduce and strengthen the flavour. The next day, wipe out the neck area and cavity of the turkey with a damp cloth and lightly season the inside with salt and pepper. Spoon the lemon and herb stuffing into the body cavity and the chestnut stuffing into the neck cavity, allowing plenty of room for them to expand. This is particularly important for the neck stuffing.

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Put the bird in a large roasting pan in the middle of the oven. Roast for the calculated time according to size, except that the oven temperature must be raised to 400°F (200°C) and the cheesecloth covering removed for the last 30 minutes in order to crisp the skin. Remove the turkey from the oven, cover with a tent of aluminum foil, and leave in a warm place to rest while you prepare your side dishes. Using oven mitts, tip out any free juices from the cavity, then lift the

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turkey onto a serving platter. Pour off the turkey juices from the pan, preferably into a gravy separator or pitcher to be able to lift off the fat, then reheat with the seasoned stock. Serve as is or for a traditional gravy, pour juices into a pan, thicken with a small amount of flour and cook well, stirring to prevent burning. Reserve extra gravy in a Thermos for second helpings. Serve with roasted potatoes, roasted parsnips, candied yams, bacon rolls, cranberry relish, and Brussels sprouts.

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The Staff of Hope Pharmasave would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year.

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Merry Christmas & a year of happiness & good health in 2013 Pete & Linda

Thank you to all who purchased and sold homes with me in 2012. A donation was made to BC Children’s Hospital and Canadian Breast Cancer Society following each sale with over $1,500 donated last year.

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Holiday Greetings Holiday snapshots

Mmmmmmmay your holidays be delicious. Wishing you a holiday season full of happiness & good cheer. Thank you for your continued business & friendship.

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Holiday Greetings Christmas wish list

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Evita Bier (left) watches her sister Malaika sign a letter to Santa at Hope Library on Dec. 1. The event was sponsored by the Hope & District Arts Council and Friends of the Hope Library.

Merry Christmas May your home be decorated with laughter, love and peace during this Christmas season. From the Board and Staff at the Hope & Area Transition Society

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From Hope’s Number One real estate team. Thanks for making this another successful year. All the best in 2013.

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Holiday Greetings

The entire team would like to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks friends & customers for your support throughout this past year. Kevin, Laurie, Mike, Ferd & Derek

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Holiday Greetings Brighten up the holidays with festive decor

As the holidays approach, our thoughts turn to decorating our homes for the festive season. Brightening up the house and adding a magical touch to social gatherings is a way to make this time of year stand out from every other occasion. To produce a striking effect that creates the mood you want, be sure to define the look you wish to create before buying or making any decorations or room accessories. Glamour There’s nothing like a metallic effect for creating a sparkling decor. Whether you opt for silver, gold, copper, or platinum for shine, the effects of reflecting light will make things look magical and will contribute to the harmony of your existing decor. Shimmering stars and metallic balls hung from doorframes are sure to put your guests in a party mood. Tired of the metallic look? How about doing pastels this year? They will give a look of softness and upscale chic to your home. Or you could try feathers and crystal, perfect for a natural yet modern look. With some inspired combinations, you can turn your home into a brilliant backdrop for an unforgettable evening.

Traditional Christmas is also a wonderful opportunity to create a decor inspired by the olden days. The tradition of reds and greens can be resuscitated without tackiness — the secret is in avoiding a heavy hand with plastic decorations. Let yourself be inspired by holly and poinsettias, a beautiful tablecloth, and trays of flickering candles. Wooden decorations and kitchen accessories, however simple they may be, take us back to another era of cozy home life and Grandma’s baking. Imagine a tastefully decorated chandelier in the hall, a braided loaf of bread on the table, an old-fashioned throw on the couch, and antique toys under the Christmas tree. To have this look at home, all you need is a bit of imagination and a love for comfort and tradition. For a perfect finishing touch, put on some traditional music and let simmer a pot of water to which you’ve added a few orange peels and a cinnamon stick. Whether you want your home to reflect your idealized memories of long ago or the very latest in trends, be sure to make your decor cozy, classy, and inviting.

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Holiday Greetings Home remedies for Christmas tree sap The family Christmas tree is arguably the most prominent decoration. Having a live tree inside the home can be awe-inspiring, but it can also be quite messy. The idea of bringing a formerly live tree inside a home as a decoration may seem odd, especially when individuals are faced with the aftermath, which is often a trail of pine needles and very sticky sap. A freshly cut pine tree will ooze sap, which tends to be quite sticky and messy and notoriously difficult to remove. Even a Christmas tree that is average in stature can generate a fair amount of sap, and it takes just a few drops of sap to make a mess. If sap has you stuck for clean-up ideas, consider these home remedies.

carefully pick out the hardened pieces. q Try vodka as an adhesive remover on the sap stain. q Rubbing alcohol also may be able to break up sap in carpet fibers.

On hands: q Any greasy, oil-based product can work, such as olive oil or even vegetable shortening. Rub on the skin, and the sap should come right off. q A lubricant like WD-40 has also been known to remove sap. q Hand sanitizer, which is comprised mainly of alcohol, can help dissolve sap so it can be rinsed off. q Make a paste of mineral oil (baby oil) and baking soda. This should help disOn clothing: solve the sap and make your hands soft in q Use rubbing alcohol on the sap stain. the process. Allow the alcohol to sit on the stain for 30 minutes and then wash as usual. In hair: q Make a paste of laundry detergent q Sap can be notoriously difficult to and water and apply it to the stain. get out of human hair or animal fur. Try q Ammonia also may remove a sap coating the sap in natural peanut butter stain. Just test an inconspicuous part of or mayonnaise, both of which have a high the clothing to determine if applying am- oil content. Allow to sit for a while and monia changes its colour. then comb out the sap with a fine-toothed comb. On carpeting: q If tree sap cannot be removed, cutting q Freeze the sap with ice cubes and then it out may be the only option.

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Holiday Greetings The history and traditions of Boxing Day

Many countries celebrate Boxing Day on December 26. Those outside of these countries may be unaware as to the meaning behind the holiday and how its traditions originated. Boxing Day is celebrated by those in countries that were once part of the British empire, which includes Canada. As a federal holiday, post offices and banks are closed. Schools also are closed as part of winter vacations. Despite being a federal holiday, Boxing Day is not observed in the same way in all provinces and territories. Also, it is not an official

holiday in Quebec. Depending on the area, stores may be open or closed. Some people use the opportunity to take part in post-Christmas sales or make returns. Many stores run Boxing Week sales the full week through New Year’s Day. Some shoppers have been known to camp outside of stores to take advantage of these price cuts, much in the way Americans might wait in the wee hours of the morning for Black Friday deals. The etymology of the name Boxing Day is unclear, but some historians surmise that it is tied to the Euro-

pean tradition of giving gifts to the needy and those in service positions, as was the case during the Middle Ages.

es of food leftovers from the holidays or present monetary gifts. The servants were allowed to take the day off to spend it with their families after having worked Christmas. Other ideas tie the tradition to the Feast of Saint Stephen, which also takes place on December 26. Metal boxes, into which people could put donations for the needy, were left outside of churches. Despite what the name may suggest, In the United the sport of boxing Kingdom, it also has nothing to do became tradition that the day after Christmas employers would gift their servants with box-

with the holiday. However, with Canadians and others having the day off from work, they may be able to tune into a fight on television and establish a new tradition. There are other ways people can create their own Boxing Day traditions. Here are a few ideas. q Collect food or clothing donations from neighbours and deliver them to a shelter or soup kitchen. q Volunteer to help at a hospital, animal shelter or school when it reopens.

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Encourage q children to invite their friends over and curl up with a good movie and some popcorn. q If you are a business owner, call employees and personally thank them for their time of service. q Have a fun, family game night. q Decorate the house with boxes of all shapes and sizes. q Gather holiday gift boxes and prepare them for the recycling bin. q Make a charitable donation to your preferred organization.

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Holiday Greetings Eco-friendly ways to ring in the new year A new year is on the horizon and men and women across the globe are readying their new year’s resolutions. In recent years, more and more people have resolved to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle in the year ahead. But you don’t have to wait until the new calendar year to go green. In fact, new year’s revelers can turn their New Year’s Eve party into an eco-friendly affair in a variety of ways. q Forgo paper products. New Year’s Eve festivities typically feature lots of food and beverages, and hosts can use this to get a head start on their resolutions. Instead of serving food on paper plates and beverages in disposable paper, plastic or foam cups, use reusable glassware or even plastic cups and plates that can be washed and reused. In addition, replace paper napkins with cloth napkins that can be used more than once. When forgoing paper products, don’t forget to abandon traditional invitations for e-vites. Invite guests via e-mail or through social networking sites instead of sending out traditional paper invitations that

with champagne or sparkling wine made from organic grapes. q Encourage guests to recycle throughout the night. When guests arrive, explain to them that the night will be an eco-friendly affair. Set up a separate trash receptacle for recyclable items, including bottles and cans. Think of ways to use discarded wine and champagne bottles as decorative items, be it for table settings or vases to hold fresh flowers. And when recycling, don’t overlook the smaller items. Corks from wine bottles can be recycled and reused for a variety of products, including flooring tiles, building insulation and sports equipment. q Donate food at the end of the night. Hosts often have food leftover at the end of the night. Rather than discarding all those leftovers, donate them to a local food bank or homeless shelter. Make these arrangements in advance so the folneedlessly use paper and need to be drinks locally reduces reliance on lowing morning you can donate the transported. transportation to get items from leftovers before they spoil. q Embrace eco-friendly bever- the manufacturer into your refrigNew Year’s Eve is one of the most ages. Adult beverages are a big erator, which in turn reduces fuel festive nights of the year. And with part of many New Year’s Eve par- consumption and pollution. When a few simple steps, hosts can make ties, and even these beverages can the time comes to toast the past their gathering as eco-friendly as it be eco-friendly. Purchasing your year and ring in the new one, do so is enjoyable.

May your holidays be filled with fun & your New Year filled with happiness.

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Realistic goals key to keeping resolutions Get more exercise, maintain a healthier diet, improve the way you manage your finances, stop smoking, use the car less... the list of new year’s resolutions is long. Fortified with steely determination and raring to go, you have every intention of starting off the new year on the right foot. And yet, as time goes by, your resolutions slip away. Why is it so darn difficult to keep new year’s resolutions? First of all, human beings don’t like change and leaving their comfort zone is easier said than done. All your best intentions and your motivation will tend to fade away after a few weeks of hard work unless you redouble your zeal. The key? Use some common sense and don’t lie to

yourself. Having two, three, four, or even five resolutions on your list is all very well on paper, but it’s not feasible in reality. Concentrate your efforts on just one resolution and do your utmost to succeed in it. Otherwise you’ll keep going down the same frustrating path year after year. Be realistic. Would you like to lose some weight? Set yourself an objective that is within your reach so you won’t become discouraged and give up. Take it one week at a time and keep notes on your progress. If you ever feel like giving up, look at your notes and you may be surprised by the progress you’ve made. And don’t hesitate to ask for the support of your loved ones. Their love is an everlasting source of motivation!


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Holiday Greetings Financial goals can be reached with a budget For those whose focus will be on finances in the coming year, establishing a budget is a good place to start. The following are a few tips that should help people reach their financial goals over the next 12 months. q Start with your income. How much money is being brought into the household will go a long way toward determining your budget. The first month of the year, when people will receive their earnings statements from the previous year, should provide a clear-cut picture of just how much income the household is generating. Once you have that information, you can begin to establish a budget. q Make a list of your bills. Knowing what’s coming in is important when establishing a budget, but so is having a firm grasp of what’s going out. Make a list of all of your monthly expenses, from the big ones like a mortgage payment to the

smaller ones like how much you spend on a cup of coffee each day. When making a list of these expenses, make note of the day bills are due each month. This can help you determine which weeks of each month you’ll be able to save more money and which weeks you will need to tighten your belt and pay existing bills. Such knowledge will help you establish a budget. q Make a list of anticipated expenses. Some expenses are there every month. Others are those you expect, such as home improvement projects you plan to finance in the coming year. Make a list of these anticipated expenses. This may involve taking some inventory of things around the house, such as any appliances that may be on their last legs, bigger issues like a roof that may need to be replaced or a bathroom you finally plan to remodel. Once you have compiled this list, research how much each project

debts. Though those can be considered money you owe, they are more in line with the monthly expenses you need to live than credit card debts you simply need to get rid of. If your debt is considerable or even small, see if there is anything you can remove from your list of monthly expenses (i.e. cable television or streaming video subscription) so you can devote that money to eliminating your debt. In addition, those with considerable debt should prioritize ending that debt over projects you want to tackle figures to cost you. carrying. Though that aren’t exactly neThis should give you you can do so if you cessities. For examan idea of how realis- prefer, it’s best to ple, if your kitchen is tic each project is for exclude existing in- outdated but still safe you, and whether or stallment loans like and functional, postnot you will be able a mortgage or a car pone the kitchen reto tackle multiple note from your list of model until you have projects in the coming year. q Don’t forget about debts. Many people plan a budget more to get out of debt than to save for a rainy day. When establishing a budget for the year ahead, calculate how much debt you’re currently

eliminated your debt. q Decide where you can cut costs. Chances are you’re establishing a budget because you have a specific financial goal in mind or because you examined last year’s financial statements and realized you fell short of your savings goals. So you likely know you need to cut some costs, and part of establishing a budget is deciding which costs you can cut. Some of the more common ways people cut costs at the dawn of a new year includes deciding to dine out less, canceling a cable television subscription or removing premium channels from their package, driving less to save money on fuel and forgoing store-bought coffee

for java they make at home. Each of these budget cuts can lead to substantial savings over a full year, and none of them are lifealtering to the point of lowering a person’s quality of life. q Include savings into your budget. Living on a budget is not always easy, especially for those people who are not used to doing so. When establishing your budget, include weekly, bi-weekly and monthly savings goals into the budget. If you stick to this plan, you will have something to show for your financial discipline at the end of each month, and light at the end of the tunnel can be a motivating factor as you adapt to living on a budget.

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