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Secondary suite bylaw supported Kerrie-Ann Schoenit

port for the new zone. He pointed out that secondary suites not only Hope is one step closer to hav- help young couples afford a mortgage, but also allow elderly people ing a new residential zone legalon fixed incomes to stay in their izing secondary suites. homes longer. Council gave third readBoth Coun. Gerry Dyble and ing, voting 4-2 in favour, to an Coun. Tim Hudie voted against amendment bylaw on Monday the bylaw amendment, citing night that would permit single concerns over the issue of “spot family residential and secondary zoning.” They feel the district suite use on the same parcel of needs to look at high density in land. However, the bylaw would specific areas and consider the limit the maximum suite area to reasons why people move into 90 square meters certain neighbor(968 square feet) hoods. or 40 per cent of Council’s vote “It’s OK to change the dwelling floor followed a public area, whichever is some of the vision hearing on the reless. There would zoning of 21446 of where we’re also be a miniLakeview Cres. mum room height going.” from single famof two metres, ily residential to fire separation reDonna Kropp single family resiquired between dential with a secthe suite and the ondary suite. remainder of the Several residents raised conhouse, and no more than one sec- cerns about increased traffic and ondary suite per lot. side road parking, as well as the Coun. Ron Smith said the potential for other existing propcouncil tries to plan bylaws erties in the neighborhood to around the intent of the Official follow suit if the rezoning bylaw Community Plan and sees the was approved. Michelle Richardneed for diversification. Coun. son also questioned the need for Donna Kropp noted the amend- higher density in Hope, pointment bylaw would also set a prec- ing out that the community aledent for future development ready offers plenty of affordable standards. housing options. Other residents “It’s OK to change some of the voiced their support for the byvision of where we’re going,” she law amendment, arguing that the added. property at 21446 Lakeview Cres. Coun. Scott Medlock acknowl- is ideal for a secondary suite since edged that while secondary suites it’s situated between two streets. don’t fit in every neighbourhood, The amendment bylaw now the proposed zoning bylaw would requires the Ministry of Transallow the district to enforce some portation and Infrastructure to restrictions in the future. Coun. give final approval before it can Peter Robb also voiced his sup- be adopted by council. Hope Standard

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Home invasion in Silver Creek Police are looking for two men involved in a home invasion in the Silver Hope Trailer Park in Hope. According to the RCMP, the suspects entered the home on Jan. 23 at about 12:30 a.m. and began to assault the lone occupant. They demanded cash from the man and eventually fled the trailer with an undisclosed amount of cash and oth-

er items of value to the victim. The man did not suffer any serious injuries as a result of the assault. Police believe the suspects and victim knew each other. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Hope trailer fills with smoke

Hope Fire Department was called to a reported structure fire at the Cedars Mobile Home Park in Silver Creek just before 11 p.m. on Friday. “It appears the occupant was in another

part of the trailer when he noticed that it was filling with smoke. He exited the trailer and called 911,” said fire chief Tom DeSorcy. “Upon further investigation, he realized he had left a pan cooking

on the stove which was the cause of the smoke.” There was no damage to the home and the man was checked by paramedics at the scene.  Seven firefighters responded to the call. 

Grow-op found in Boston Bar A 58-year-old Boston Bar man has been arrested in connection with a marijuana grow-op. Police seized 91 harvested plants along with six to seven pounds of bud that was in the drying phase from a home on Gibson Road on Jan. 12. “The Boston Bar RCMP are committed to dismantling grow-ops in

the area,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck. “Boston Bar is a small community and we want everyone who lives there to feel safe and know that these crimes are a big priority to the police.” The 58-year-old man was released from custody with a promise to appear in court at a later date. 

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Volunteers receive Diamond Jubilee medals

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Three Hope residents have been awarded with Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee medals. Hans Jeschek, Earl Rowe and Richard Zervini received recognition for their service to the community and Canada in a special ceremony hosted by ChilliwackFraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl last Wednesday at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. The commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne. “I think it’s humbling,” said Rowe. “I listened to the other people getting medals and they’re incredible.” The former district town manager was recognized not only for his contributions to Hope, which include helping organize the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay event in 2012, but also for

his commitment to fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and United Way. Rowe was also acknowledged for leading the development of post-9-11 antiterrorism improvements along the borders and successfully lobbying for federal funding of the initiative while working as the general manager for the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority. Jeschek was surprised to receive recognition for his volunteer leadership in the community. The local realtor was involved in the establishment of the local Chamber of Commerce in 1975 and has supported numerous fundraising efforts and community projects over the years including building the Memorial Park playground, Sixth Avenue ballpark lighting, Sucker Creek Salmon Enhancement Project, and the street banners program. Jeschek, who currently volunteers with Hope Crime Prevention Society, was Hope

and District Chamber of Commerce’s first lifetime honorary member in 2001 and received the Queen Elizabeth ll Golden Jubilee medal in 2003. He has also been involved with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce as a district director and served as an elected member for 10 years on the Leadership and Management Development Council of B.C. Zervini has volunteered with the Yale and District Historical Society for over five years, primarily carrying out maintenance work at Yale Historic Site. The Society was formed in 1977 to gather, preserve, record and exhibit Yale’s history. “It was an honour,” he said. “It was nice to be appreciated, but you don’t do it for the recognition.”

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RCMP Supt. Keith Robinson retiring as ‘top cop’ Robert Freeman Black Press

Listen and learn from the community. That’s the best advice RCMP Supt. Keith Robinson can pass on to his successor as commanding officer of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment. “Whoever comes in, what they need to do is sit back and listen and learn,” said Robinson, who’s retiring on Feb. 1 after nearly 40 years in the RCMP, the last three years as commanding officer of the UFVRD. “You’ve got to take a look at the people around you, the people working with you, and listen to the community and what they want,” he said. “That’s how I came in.” Robinson said that task was probably easier for him because he had been the detachment’s operations officer before he took on the job of officer in charge. “It didn’t take me long to figure out what we were going to do,” he said. RCMP Insp. Grant Wilson, the current operations officer in the UFVRD, will be the acting commander until a replacement for Robinson is hired. It’s not

known whether Wilson has applied for the position. Nine RCMP officers are currently on a short-list of applicants, which the four mayors in the region will review before approving a new commanding officer. Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz said the mayors of Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope are meeting this week to review the applicants. She said Robinson delivered on his promise to bring stability to the detachment, and was key in getting the prolific offender program under way, which has reduced crime across the region. “He has set the mark really high, and we can expect great policing to continue,” she said. The Fraser Valley mayors are looking for a replacement who shows leadership, she said, “and someone who believes in community and inculcates that value in his or her staff.” Robinson said the challenge for the incoming commander, male or female, is maintaining the regional policing model, while at the same time delivering police services tailored to the four communities in the detachment area.


RCMP Supt. Keith Robinson is retiring after nearly 40 years in the RCMP, the last three as commanding officer of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment.

months. Robinson said the RCMP has changed “considerably” and “all for the better” in his 40 years of service. But the positive changes don’t get the same media attention. “The nice thing about our outfit, and I don’t think it gets reported on well enough, is that we’re always open to listen to what people consider to be our problems,” he said. “What we don’t see often enough is all the good things, the

“The communities are different, and they’re each looking for a different policing style,” he said. “We provide a basic service, and then we enhance that service by whatever the community requires.” Chilliwack has its downtown crime issues, he said, the rural communities of Agassiz and Hope need a more visible police presence, and the recreation community of Harrison Hot Springs needs a special focus in the summer

positive side, of the general work that’s done by the membership.” “If we never did anything about (an issue), that’s where I would say we have a problem. But we do things about it.” While the media is still writing about the lack of communication in the RCMP, Robinson said changes have already been made to remedy that problem “We communicate now far better than we used to 20

years ago,” he said. “There’s been no better time. You don’t see that (reported) in the press.” “My point is, if you want to go after an organization you will always find warts,” he said. “And if you focus on the warts, that’s all you will see and that’s what happened to the RCMP.” “But if you were to take that focus and redirect it to any other professional organization,” he added, “you’ll find the warts, and if you focus on the warts, eventually that profession will have issues with public opinion.” Robinson also said the RCMP is already the regional police force that’s being called for in the wake of the police mishandling of the Pickton investigation. “We’re probably the most regional police force anywhere,” he said. “We provide a service at far less cost than any municipal police force in the country.” “If you want a regional police force, hire the RCMP and we’ll come in and do the job.” Robinson, who lives in Chilliwack, said his retirement plans are traveling and taking time to pursue his wood-working hobby.

BCTF rejects government’s ‘peace’ offer Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government’s proposed new bargaining framework for teachers has been rejected by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister Don McRae unveiled their proposal last Thursday, calling it a new path to a 10-year agreement to “labour peace” with the province’s 40,000 public school teachers. The proposed framework calls for pay increases based on an average of nurses, post-secondary

faculty and other government employees, and a separate “education policy council” to administer funds for classroom support. Clark and McRae stressed that it would offer teachers a formal role in policy decisions, and a voice in allocating a “priority education investment fund” that would rise to $100 million by the third year. BCTF president Susan Lambert said the proposal was shared with her last Wednesday, and she considers it a “non-starter.” Removing class size and special needs

support issues from union negotiations is unacceptable, she said. “It’s quite ludicrous that government would hold out a 10-year deal in trade for giving up bargaining rights that we have fought long and hard for in the courts,” Lambert told CKNW radio. “We fought a 10-year battle to achieve a decision that, yes, teachers have a constitutional right to bargain working conditions.” The union has another legal action in process, based on a precedent-setting ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that

overturned parts of legislation passed by the B.C. Liberal government in 2002. That case is to go to B.C. Supreme Court next fall. Clark said the intent is to elevate discussion, not to achieve a long-term deal before the May election. “It’s not about helping the government, and it’s not about helping the union. It’s about helping the kids,” Clark said. “I know that’s a culture shift for many of the parties around the table, including the government, but we

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have to do it.” Lambert said the timing of the government’s announcement is surprising, since the BCTF and B.C. Public School Employers’ Association have just reached their own tentative agreement on new bargaining framework. To be voted on by executives of the school district bargaining agent and the BCTF, it includes a shared method for calculating costs. Last year’s teacher strike was marked by huge discrepancies in the costs of raises and other bargaining proposals.

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Local filmmaker fundraising for new project The short horror/thriller film will showcase the Teague House in Yale

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The Teague House will be featured in a new short film by Brodi-jo Scalise. Scalise is directing The Vessel with a crew of about 20 people in early March at the historic site in Yale. The Teague House was built in 1864 and is currently run as a B&B by Fraser River Rafting. Scalise is in his last semester of filmmaking studies at Capilano University and felt it would be the ideal location for his final project. The Vessel is a horror/ thriller set in 1906 which follows Mary, a pregnant widow, who is plagued by visions of her dead husband until late one night when an unexpected guest arrives and offers her a solution. Mary soon realizes that these terrifying visions may

stem from the life which “I really like making grows inside of her, which people feel something from forces her to make the ulti- watching a story or being mate decision. Scalise said entertained by something,” the film’s tone he said. is a mixture of Scalise is cur“ R o s e m a r y ’s rently trying to Baby” and “The raise funds to Others.” cover the costs Scalise, a associated with Hope Secondfilming on loary School grad, cation in Yale has been drawn and entering to filmmaking The Vessel into since discovering a variety of inhis grandma’s old BRODI-JO SCALISE ternational film VHS camcorder festivals. He’s set when he was up a fundraising eight years old. He started website at making short films and p/293563/x/1907085 and screening them with family so far has raised $542 of his around the TV, which even- $2,500 goal. Funds can be tually sparked his passion contributed to the project for entertaining people. Last online until Feb. 8. year, Scalise produced the For more information on web series “Stories from the the film, visit http://www. Thunderbird” for the Hope Area Transition Society. film.


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United Way falls short we want to of campaign goal hear from you!

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For the first time in recent years, the United Way of the Fraser Valley (UWFV) has not met the fundraising goal for its annual campaign. Lori Masse, the charity’s director of resource development, said the agency has collected $796,000 toward its $875,00 goal. Last year, UWFV raised $827,000, just surpassing its $825,000 target. Masse said unless the additional funds are collected this year, the charities that the United Way supports will suffer. The organization covers the area from Aldergrove and Mission east to Boston Bar. It provides social service grants to 25 charities in areas such as early childhood success, homelessness and affordable housing, and poverty reduction. Groups supported by the United Way include Abbotsford Community Services, Abbotsford Peer Support, the Women’s Resource Society, and the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre. Masse speculated that one of the reasons funds are down, not only for the United Way but other local charities, is the ongoing impact of the economic downturn. “I think we’ve finally hit a wall where people are saying, ‘Things aren’t getting better,’ “ she said. Masse said an influx of people retiring from their jobs is also affecting the United Way’s fundraising goals. She said many of the agency’s largest donors have left their jobs and can no longer give as much, if any, money. People who are still

working are tending to put aside more funds toward their retirement and less to charitable giving. Meanwhile, the younger generation is racking up more debt than ever – from things such as education – and doesn’t have disposable income. Masse said another trend is that more and more people want to volunteer their time with a charity, rather than contribute funds. “All of a sudden, we’re being overwhelmed with people wanting to volunteer … They want to feel connected.” Masse said an ongoing challenge for UWFV is maintaining a profile in the community. Although many people are aware of the United Way, they don’t know it exists in the Fraser Valley. As an example, Masse said the United Way of the Lower Mainland raised an average of $11.90 per person in 2011, while the Fraser Valley branch collected $2.85. She said UWFV plans to launch a push to raise the remainder of the campaign goal. The campaign runs annually from September to December, and 79 per cent of the funds come from employee payroll deductions. Another 19.6 per cent is from corporate donations, while the remaining 1.4 per cent is from individuals contributing outside of a workplace program. UWFV is located in the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre at Abbotsford Senior Secondary, 33355 Bevan Ave. To make a donation or for more information, call 604-852-1234 or visit the website

Hope Community Survey Launched

The branding initiative in Hope is a collaborative effort on the part of the District of Hope, the Chamber of Commerce, and AdvantageHOPE. The aim of this undertaking is to define the spirit and personality of Hope, and to find out what makes Hope an attractive place to visit, relocate, or to do business in. This link will take you to our confidential online community survey. You can also find the link on the Chamber of Commerce website at: Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. It should only take approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete. It will be open until February 12th (noon). If you or someone you know would like to participate, but is unable to use the on-line version, hard copies can be found at the District of Hope office, as well as the Hope & Dist. Chamber of Commerce office(Pixel Mountain Studio, next to the CIBC). Hard copies need to be received by the February 12th deadline. Looking for More Information? Details about the branding initiative and branding in general can be found on the Chamber of Commerce website at If you'd like to speak with someone from our Branding Committee, please contact the Chamber, and we'll have someone contact you.


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‘Mr. Big’ brings down killers So-called “Mr. Big” stings have found increasing favour among police investigators for gaining convictions in serious criminal cases. Such was the case with the murder of Chelsey Acorn, a 14-year-old Abbotsford girl who ran afoul of a truly chilling father and son duo. Acorn went missing from her foster home on June 10, 2005. Her remains were found the following spring, in a shallow grave near the Coquihalla Highway near Hope. Taped confessions heard at the trials of Dustin Moir, now 27, and his father, Jesse West, suggested that the two men had strangled her, pushed her naked body into the hole they had dug, and then dropped a large rock on her head. Possible motives and other details of their heinous crime emerged as they confessed to a police officer posing as a crime boss. It’s a strategy that has taken down a number of killers and other criminals in recent years. Critics of the tactic call it unreliable, primarily because some people – as West himself claimed – will tell lies to impress someone they think is a key crime figure, to reap the benefits after they’re accepted into the fold. Fabricated evidence is a possibility. However, careful investigation will usually sift out the truth, particularly when there is more than one accused telling the tales. And ultimately, there will be a judge and/or jury to weigh the evidence in the context of arguments by defence and Crown. It has been suggested that Mr. Big stings should be rejected by the courts. And if that were so, the killers of an innocent 14-year-old girl would still be on the streets, and possibly taking more victims. That is an utter absence of justice. That is not an option. Thanks to good police work, Moir and West got what they deserved – life in prison with no parole for 25 years. - Black Press

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New season for ‘School Wars’

Tom Fletcher Like a bad reality show about a dysfunctional family, B.C. School Wars has lurched to life again for the 2013 election. Coming soon to billboards and buses across the province: staged pictures of sad-faced kids crammed into dirty classrooms by a heartless government. It doesn’t even matter which government. This ritual combat went on through Social Credit and NDP governments too. Premier Christy Clark opened the new season with her promised pitch to restructure bargaining. It suggested splitting up bargaining into traditional wage and benefit talks, and a separate table and fund for classroom size and support.

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Cast in her familiar role of the sullen, rebellious teenager, BCTF president Susan Lambert staged a news conference to distort and mock the government’s offer. A 10-year deal if we give up bargaining wages and classroom conditions? “Ludicrous.” What’s ludicrous is her characterization of a formula to link teacher pay to nurses, post-secondary faculty and other government workers. Nurses are renowned for getting raises when no one else does, so this should be an opportunity for these powerful unions to co-ordinate. The BCTF can’t get along with other unions any more than it can negotiate with any discernible competence.  Lambert falsely claimed there was no consultation on the proposal. This reminded me how she low-balled the costs of her union’s demands by hundreds of millions during what passed for negotiations in last year’s strike season. 


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Behind the scenes, the BCTF executive and the school district bargaining agent had just settled on a mutual costing model. What this means is the school districts, which have to make payroll and balance budgets, have convinced the BCTF to stop misrepresent-

“Along with basic math and economics, a point the BCTF seems unable to grasp is that its strategy is self-defeating.” ing costs. I’ll believe that when I see it. Before Education Minister Don McRae had even spoken, BCTF vice-president Glen Hansman was growling his reply on Twitter: See you in court. That message presumably also goes for premier-in-waiting Adrian Dix,

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unless he replaces the hated B.C. Liberals in May, then quickly kneels before the BCTF and extends the key to the provincial treasury. Two generations of British Columbians have been bullied by this bad drama, since Bill Vander Zalm decided an industrial union bargaining structure was just the ticket for public schools. Students are taught by example, if not by blatant propaganda in classrooms, that all problems are solved by demanding more money from the government. After this conditioning, older students are sometimes pressed into service as union pickets. There’s your Social Justice class, kids. Sorry about those sports teams and field trips, but we need those as bargaining chips to get more paid leave time. To state the obvious, Clark and McRae staged this as a preelection event to frame the issue. They knew their effort would be

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greeted as a declaration of war. The main reason the BCTF agreed to a contract extension with a wage freeze last year? It wasn’t the blindingly obvious fact that every other public sector union had already taken two zeroes. It was strictly tactics. The delay sets up the latest rematch of these old warriors in the spring election. The plan is to get the dreaded B.C. Liberals out and then start working over the weaker, more union-dependent NDP. That’s who caved in earlier and gave the BCTF broad control over staffing levels, the proverbial key to the treasury. Along with basic math and economics, a point the  BCTF seems unable to grasp is that its strategy is self-defeating. Those sad kids are making more and more parents seek a better deal.  Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Exhibit showcases work from Art Machine

Another year has passed at the Hope & District Arts Council sponsored Art Machine located on 5th Avenue in Hope and what a spectacular year it has been. The facility now has eight pottery wheels funded through a New Horizon for Seniors Program. Seniors, 55 and older, have been making mugs, bowls and all sorts of wonderful turned pottery with the help of Billie Shauer, Jan Kinna and Diane Ferguson. Soon adults of every age will be able to ‘play’ with these wheels. In the meantime children, youth and adults are hand building clay items with instruction provided by Pamela McBride and Diane Ferguson. There will be a new electric kiln (donated by Farm Credit Canada) installed so that firing the clay creations can be done on site. Jan Kalinski, Jan Toland, Pamela McBride, John LeFlock with helper Melissa from Chilliwack, Andy Tucker and Diane Ferguson have been giving instruction on acrylic and watercolor painting, collage, drawing and sketching, art trading cards, papier mache and a variety of crafts. Ask any of the numerous people who attend these drop-ins and workshops what they think and

you’ll hear nothing but enthusiastic praise. Students Jessica Rhodes and Ally LeMay and senior Jane Pinter have been invaluable volunteers assisting with many of the children’s projects during the past year. One project worked on in 2012 was the papier mache sculpture called “Annabelle.” Over 50 youth, adults and seniors helped build a chicken wire foundation, cover it with strips of glue soaked paper and then painted her hat, dress, gloves, stockings and shoes. Local artist Linda Bishop volunteered to paint the face and did an excellent job. Annabelle now resides at the Hope Library, but will be spending the month of February at the Retrospect exhibit. Many of these finished works will be displayed in the back room of the Hope Arts Gallery on Fort Street in during the month of February. Aptly called “Retrospect Four” in recognition of the fourth year of the Art Machine project, a reception will be held Feb. 2 from 7-9 p.m. Many of the participants and instructors will be on site, so drop by for a chat, meet “Annabelle” and enjoy some refreshments. Sharon Blythe

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The February exhibit at the Hope Arts Gallery is Retrospect Four, which showcases work from the Art Machine, including the papier mache sculpture “Annabelle.”

It’s time for government to provide necessities also to money spent in our communities by various levels of our government. Due to the fact that we have so many levels – municipal, provincial and federal – it is easy for the regular taxpayer to get lost in the various financial statements. However, the statistic which has stated that about half  of a working person’s salary eventually ends up in the tax pot, should ring a

warning bell with most people. Of course, many taxes are spread out on every action, product or usage that you can imagine, so that no one particular tax stands out. However on checking over my Hydro bills from about six years ago, I find that the basic bill increased by about 50 per cent, and now a further  notice that rates will increase in April 2013!  Of course

taxes are then based on the higher amounts as well. Truly another example of the saying “death by a thousand cuts,” and citizens should pay attention to every tax, before they “bleed to death” – certainly nobody got a wage increase of 50 per cent like Hydro over that short period of time.  Since our government must keep fairly detailed budgets, I

have an important question to ask: (a) How much have their budgets increased over the last two election periods (six or eight years), and (b)  what is the total amount of  money donated to any groups, companies, etc. outside of Canada in those periods?  Since we are becoming  impoverished ourselves, it is time that various world governments begin to be

Local decisions don’t make any sense So much for the economic development the new bridge was supposed to bring. The only way the town will make money off it will be if the bylaws officer sits at the bridge all day giving tickets to vehicles over the 3, 000 kg weight limit that was put on it,

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Community Choir: We practice weekly and present one or two concerts a year, as well as participating in the Community Christmas Carol Evening. Tuesday, Feb. 5 7 p.m. Hope United Church 310

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Voices United Sing-Along: Drop in any first Wednesday of the month to sing along with a friendly group of people. Wednesday, Feb. 6 1:30 p.m. Hope United Church 310 Queen St. 604-869-8435 Westie Army Cadets Training: The 1789 Royal Westminster Regiment Cadet Corps program prepares youth aged 12 to 19 to become leaders of tomorrow through fun yet challenging activities. Wednesday, Feb. 6 6:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 228 344 Fort St. 604-799-8897 Fireside Chat: Harrison author Diane Wild will read from, and chat about, her debut novel, Forsaken

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Trust. This is the story of Ellen, who is sent to Canada as a home child. She eventually makes it back to England where she reconciles with her family but not before suffering huge personal loss. Wednesday, Feb. 6 7 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2313


Seniors Coffee and Conversation: Join us for a cup of coffee . No membership required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hope Library. Thursday, Feb. 7 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2369 Hope Christian Women’s Club: Enjoy a morning with like minded women who meet, enjoy a cup of coffee and pray for their families & friends, the community, politicians, world leaders, our military, firefighters & health care workers. Thursday,

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Hope Genealogy Club: Enjoy meeting others who are interested in genealogy. Field trips and events at the library pertaining to genealogy. Friday, Feb. 1 10 a.m. Hope Golden Agers Hall 560 Douglas St. 604-869-5925


Retrospect Four: Artwork by the many children, youth, adults and seniors who attend the Hope & District Arts Council sponsored Art Machine will be displayed in the back room gallery for the month of February. The opening reception will be on Feb. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the gallery. Drop by and meet the artists. Hope Arts Gallery 349 Fort St. 604-869-3400

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Family fun positively impacts literacy skills




Jayme showed the illustrations. A fun book about a couple of mosquito pals! Leana and her horse Izzy are featured in Abiah Krause’s “Sometimes Dreams Come True,” a lovely fairytale with a happilyever-after ending! Unfortunately, Chayton Ajula wasn’t able to attend but his story “On the Run” follows the adventures of someone falsely accused, from London’s Olympics and back to the United States. The overall winner of the 2012 Storytime in the Park contest was Deb Christina Mun- Ireland day’s “Leah’s OldNew Too-Big Boots” – a grand adventure of the one-booted Leah and her errant old-new too-big boot. Munday’s book will be given out as part of Storytime in the Park 2013 – another summer of family fun! At the book launch, Fraser-Cascade school district superintendent Karen Nelson opened with words of

appreciation to Bud Gardner and his contribution to literacy in our community. A community award was then presented to him by Christine Proulx. Gardner generously donates not only the Storytime van each year, but also covers the cost of the van’s insurance and maintenance throughout the summer. As an aside, Storytime in the Park has been a Hope tradition for a decade now. The program was started by Heather Stewin way back in 1993. A great big thank you to all the volunteers, companies and organizations who make the program such a huge success. So Family Literacy Day is over for another year, but we do have another literacy event happening in town the first week of February. The University of the Fraser Valley in Hope is celebrating “Be a Kid – Get a Book” week. Local children - babies through age 10 - are welcome to stop by UFV

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Every year, ABC Canada promotes Family Literacy Day on January 27. The theme this year was “15 Minutes of Fun.” Amazingly, just 15 minutes of fun family activity has a significant and positive impact on literacy skills! So what did we do on Family Literacy Day at the library? We had fun! Five young authors were on hand to launch their books (published by the Storytime in the Park Committee) by reading their stories to a proud audience of over 40 friends and family members. We have lots of terrific young writers in the Fraser Cascade area! Eli Tiessen’s “Eli the Explorer Goes to the Jungle” is the story of Eli and his friend Victor the Velociraptor. Well done, Eli! Guinevere Jaic read her “An Invitation from Chum,” a lovely story of Lucy and a fellow named Chum. This is a very clever story with quite the surprise ending. Sarah Jean Preson read her story “The Adventures of Mizz and Mauz!: New Friends” while daughter

Hope between Feb. 4 and Feb. 7 and get a free book! Literacy is so important and it takes only 15 minutes a day to make a difference. So it’s pretty cool that Family Day lands on Feb. 11 - a whole day to have some family fun, either at home, or out and about. For ideas to do at home, I’ve just ordered a collection of boredom buster books into the library. You can order your own copies too – just look under the slightly quaint subject heading “Amusements.” These books should be arriving soon. If you want to spend Family Day out, Manning Park is offering 50 per cent off lift tickets. Or explore some trails in Hope, or have a winter picnic. Or maybe enjoy the day in the “Big City” – check out that new bridge, take in the Boat Show, or walk the seawall. So many fun things to do! **** On the Nightstand: Pierre Berton’s Vimy Ridge, Dear Harry: The Firsthand Account of a World War I Infantryman by Norma


Eli Tiessen reads his story “Eli the Explorer Goes to the Jungle” at the Storytime in the Park book launch on Sunday at Hope Library.

Hillyer Shephard, and Elizabeth Speller’s The Return of Captain John Emmett. As you might have guessed, I’m off on another research “trip” – this time investigating the conditions and

social history of the Great War. My great uncle died on the first day of Vimy and it’s interesting to me how much I didn’t learn in high school. Probably just not paying attention!

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Sports Firefighters ready to face off against RCMP Annual Battle of the Badges match takes place at Hope Arena Feb. 9

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On Feb. 9, the RCMP and Hope firefighters will be battling on the ice for local hockey supremacy. It’s year six of the annual clash — and after alternating wins and losses in the first three games, the firefighters gave the cops consecutive wins in the last two years. It’s time for the smoke-eaters to extinguish their foes and tie the series at three apiece. Whatever the outcome, the kids helped by the Cops for Cancer program will be the big winners. “It’s all fun — but the guys take it seriously,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Suki Manj on Monday. Manj grew up playing goalie in Duncan on Vancouver Island, but in this game he’ll be playing center. Hope fire chief Tom DeSorcy started playing hockey in Hope when the rink first opened in 1976 and eventually worked his way up to Zamboni driver... but he’ll be out of town when his comrades hit the ice. “It’s a full game: three 20-minute stop-time periods,” said DeSorcy, “and the players really feel it.” George Johnston, who had a full career with the RCMP, has now switched allegiances to the local fire department, where he works as a volunteer. He is a key organizer for the annual event, which is dubbed as the Tyler Wells Cup — named after a local teen who died of cancer at the age of 13. Tyler’s uncle, Richie Wells, often plays for the firefighters’ team. “An RCMP member, Jeff Wilson, was riding for  Cops for Cancer that first year and he was riding for Tyler before he passed away,” recalled Johnston. “I was a volunteer fireman and we thought we could organize a game as a fundraiser.” In addition to local firefighters, Johnston has made a few calls to bring in down-river talent. Aaron Saito, who played his minor hockey in Hope will be bringing a few of his Richmond Fire Department friends along. “I’m sure the cops will be bringing in their designated ringers,” added Johnston. “They’ve got a much bigger talent pool to


Hope fire chief Tom DeSorcy and Hope RCMP Staff Sgt. Suki Manj invite hockey fans to the annual Battle of the Badges game at 3 p.m. on Feb. 9. Funds raised will go to Cops for Cancer.

draw on than I do. “We need to win one but those guys aren’t just going to sit back and let us have it. “For goalie, we have the District of Hope’s CAO, John Fortoloczky. He’s ex-military and he’s played all over the world,” said Johnston. Johnston and his wife Susan will soon be vacationing in Cuba and will be getting back to town

the day before the game. Johnston said he has his volunteer staff ready to go. “We’ve got Denise Pascucci, who has been our scorekeeper in every game and her husband Pas will be helping with the music and announcements. Ebi Fazzari will be back as head referee and Yana Bergen will be singing O Canada.” Ticket prices remain the same

as in past years: $20 for a family of four, $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and school-aged minors. Children aged five and under are free. Tickets are available at the Hope RCMP detachment, district hall, Romano’s, Lordco and Sixth Avenue Sports. Many of the local firefighters have access to tickets as well. There will also be 50/50 and

prize draws at the game. Puck drop is at 3 p.m. **** This weekend, the bantam C Wildcats take over the Hope Arena for their annual tournament. Check in at the rink on Friday to see the schedule for the local team’s games in this eight-team event. Admission is free. 

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McIsaac Dale M. Lately of Hope, BC, formerly of Fort St. John, BC, Dale M. McIsaac passed away at Fraser Canyon Hospital on January 24, 2013. Service will be held on Friday, February 1st. Visitation from 11am to 1pm, followed by a celebration of her life at 1pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Avenue, Chilliwack, BC. Burial will follow at Chilliwack Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at w w w . w o o d l a w n Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Avenue Chilliwack BC V2P 1B5 604-793-4555



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Attention: RooďŹ ng & Siding Installers Calgary’s # 1 Exterior’s company will be in your area recruiting for the following positions: skilled Roofers, Siders, Eavestroughers, Foreman & sub crews . Our Roofing & Exteriors Manager’s will be in the lower mainland on Wed, Jan 30th and Thurs, Jan 31st. Please call Donavan at (587) 228-0473 to schedule an interview during those dates.

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STEEL FABRICATOR & WELDER Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. IEM has an attractive remuneration package including an employee ownership program.

Steel Fabricator The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as a steel fabricator.

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Chilliwack bottled water company seeks exp only millwright, mechanic, operator & programmer. Good salary. Send resume to: The Chilliwack Progress, 45860 Spadina Ave., Chilliwack, BC, box 648.

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Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.



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Required for Maple Ridge roofing co. Previous experience is an asset, not necessary - willing to train. Wages Commensurate with Experience. Fax resume 604.462.9859 or e-mail - hirooďŹ or Call: Sue 604.880.9210 ATTN: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 part-time to $7, 500/month full-time. Training provided; EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning.. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-9997882;

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PUT POWER INTO your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882;

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE.


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

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $700. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

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

BEAUTIFUL St. Bernese Puppies $750 Born Dec. 29/12, Hope BC or (604) 7500480



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BEAUTIFUL black Lab/Weimaraner puppies all black blue eyes 3F 3M. 6 wks. Ready Jan 28. Farm & family raised. $325. 604-852-7199

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

BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email:


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


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



GET the BEST for your MOVING From $40/hr Licensed & Insured 778-773-3737 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.


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AMERICAN BULLDOGS $800 Ready NOW. 1 Female, 1 Male Call for appt. (604)230-1999

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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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 German Shepherd Puppies, Top American Canadian bloodlines, wonderful temp, great conf. $850 & $1200.604-856-2004/604-908-7913 ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blue, 9 wks, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done $800 (604)308-5665 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or Purebred Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab puppies.1st shots, vet checked. Ready. $625. 604-850-5477. YORKSHIRE Terrier pups, 3 males, ckc reg, micro-chipped, champion lines, (604)858-9758


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Wednesday, January 30, 2013, Hope Standard A15 REAL ESTATE 639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES


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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.

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.


Coquihalla Courts 1030 3rd Ave. 2 Bdrm apt. $650 1 Bdrm apt $575 F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail Now.

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

Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077


HOPE, For rent 1 small bedroom home, furnished with heat and light. A mobile home, better than an apartment, no noisy neighbour on the other side of the wall. In a 55 plus community. Call for appointment to see. 604-240-3464


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



For Rent in Kings Court. $600./mo. Heat & hot water incl. Air conditioning & balcony. D.D. and Ref’s Required. Seniors preferred. Avail. Feb 1.

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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.


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3 BR. home in prime location , sunny side of town. includes 5 appl., sauna, jacuzzi tub, built in vac,heat pump, has home base business with separate entrance used as hair salon. $1400 per month. Pets neg. Contact 250-460-1182 or pics on request. HOPE, 2 bdrm trailer on farm in Hope, suitable for quiet couple, fenced yard, sm pets OK, security check req. $720/mo. Call 778-8836654 HOPE, 4 bdrm, 2 bath,huge yard, new kitchen & appl., in town, $1200/mo, avail. March 1. 604-3927088/604-712-1000 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, 1 bdrm, clean, quiet country cottage. Avail now. Call (604)869-5806

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION HOPE, Room or lg loft in house, 2 people only, or small apt 1 person,1/2 block Kawkawa lake, $270$290 + util.




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.


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

604-869-1212 or 604-869-2139


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



Gordon 604-240-3464

HOPE: 2 BDRM, Spacious 1250 sq. ft., 5 appl., priv. patio, N/S, N/P. Ref req’d. Adult oriented, avail. immed. $625/mo. 604-869-5288 or 604-858-7620

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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KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS: 1997 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto Aircare ST#323 $2200 1999 PONTIAC TRANSPORT van 7 pgr low km ST#281 THIS WEEK $2299 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto aircare st#195 $2400 2002 CHRYSLER NEON 4dr auto Aircare sunroof runs good ST#147 $2900 2000 CHEV BLAZER 4X4 auto 4dr Aircare loaded ST#340 $2995 2005 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr auto sdn full load aircare st#276 $3495 1999 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr sedan fully loaded ST#303 $3495 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto Aircare low km st#313 $3400 2005 FORD TAURUS auto fully loaded air care low kms only 99km st#318 $4500 2007 DODGE CALIBRE 4dr auto low km Aircare st#341 $6800 2007 PONTIAC MONTANNA 7pgr Van runs good no accidents ST#312 $6900 2007 FORD FUSION 4DR auto, loaded ST#250 $6900 2007 FORD FUSION 4dr sdn aotu full load Aircare st#321 $7,900 2007 JEEP COMPASS 4dr auto 4X4 Aircare loaded ST#336 $8,900 2009 CHEV IMPALA 4dr auto, loaded ST#325 $8,900 2008 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto low km fully loaded st#332 $8,900 2009 NISSAN SENTRA low km 4dr auto st#328 $10,900 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr sdn auto full load low kms st#331 $11,900


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



THE ONE, THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-theart training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1-888999-7882;


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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


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CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 6,600sf. or 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. 12,000sf. @ $4.25sf. 3 phase & single phase power. 3 bay doors 12 x 12. (604)941-2959 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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1997 FOR F150 Supercab 3 dr 5 spd v6 st#330 $2900 2006 GMC 3500SLE crew cab 4X4 auto fully loaded long box only this week ST#198 $7,900 2007 FORD F150 reg cab V6 auto long box ST#205 $8,900 2006 FORD F350 crew cab siesel 4X4 auto long box runs good st#282 $10,900 2005 GMC SLE CREW cab 4X4 auto diesel long box, loaded ST#218 $10,900 2008 FORD F150 REG CAB 4x4 auto long box ST#207 $11,900 2003 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 7.3L pwr strk dsl shrt boxruns good ST#256 $12,900 2007 FORD F150 supercab cre XLT 4X4 auto fuel loaded ST#273 $13,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT CREW cab diesel 4X4 auto long box runs good ST#309 $14,900 2009 GMC HD QUAD cab 4X4 auto long box runs good Only This Week St#274 $15,900 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 2005 CHEV 2500 HD LS cr/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

2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.



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FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act, the Fraser Valley Regional District will conduct a Public Hearing with respect to Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 0864, 2009 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw 0864]. The Public Hearing will be conducted on Tuesday February 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Skawahlook Hall, 58611 Lougheed Highway, Ruby Creek, B.C. The purpose of Bylaw 0864 is to amend the map and text of the “Regional District of FraserCheam Bylaw No. 801, 1989” to permit the construction of a pet cemetery and to allow for the disposal of domestic household pets on a portion of the property legally described as Lot 2 District Lot 58 Group 1 Yale Division Yale District Plan 67189 (PID 002-119-803) shown on the map. The Public Hearing on Bylaw 0864 is to be held by a delegate of the FVRD Board. Copies of the Board resolution making the delegation and copies of Bylaw 0864 are available for public inspection until February 5, 2013 at the Fraser Valley Regional District, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1N6 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday). For further information, please contact the Planning Department at 604-702-5000, toll free 1-800-528-0061, or by email at Information is also available online at: http://www.fvrd.

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ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

Rural Resource (R-4) Industrial (I-1)

At this Public Hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw that is the subject of the hearing. Written submission may also be submitted to the Fraser Valley Regional District in advance of the hearing but must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. February 5, 2013. Written submissions will be entered into the public hearing record. Dated this 21st day of January, 2013 George Murray Chief Administrative Officer

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