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Kelvin Scott of Agassiz (left) reloads his black powder rifle during the Fraser Valley Frontiersmen Winter Rendezvous at the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club on Saturday. The three-day event drew about 30 shooters from B.C. and the U.S. and included a rifle and pistol shoot, tomahawk and knife throw, and archery.

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A young Agassiz girl who was hit by a car on Wednesday night is now recovering at home, with plenty of scrapes and bruises. Ashley Jeronimus, 6, was hit while crossing Ashton Road with her older sister. The girls and their mother were heading home from a friend's house across the street when the incident occurred. And now their father, Marvin Jeronimus, is joining his

neighbours in a fight for safer road conditions on Agassiz's more rural roads. "It's like a just a highway here," he said. "No sidewalks, no pedestrian crossing." Ashton, which runs between Pioneer and Else Road on the western side of Agassiz, is a popular bypass for those who don't want to drive through the centre of town. Last spring, residents who live along the route, which includes

Whelpton, Tuyttens, Mountain View, Fir and Pioneer, made formal complaints to the RCMP and the District, mainly about commuters using the country roads as a "raceway." They approached council, and a traffic committee was formed in June last year. Their hope was to see an outcome — in the form of speed bumps or ramps, a slower speed limit, or even roundabouts — before someone was injured. "I want to get the ball rolling

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on this," Jeronimus said Thursday morning. He had already spoken to a committee member and is eager to join their efforts. While Ashley's experience has the family "shaken up," they are hoping to use their story to push along action. "In Harrison, something happened like this and a child died," he said. "Then they put up speed bumps." Continued on 3


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Council has voted in favour of immediately closing the Hope landfill. The decision is expected to reduce the costs of solid waste management and reduce the environmental impact of the landfill site. A presentation was given to council on Tuesday night, by Earl Rowe, former Town Manager. He was brought in to help create the report, along with CAO John Fortoloczky and Couns. Peter Robb and Scott Medlock. With only 10 years left in the site's life-span, and years of controversy due to environmental concerns, the site's closure was imminent, according to the report. While it outlined three ways the district could keep operating the site, the report did recommend its closure. There was an urgency for action, as the planned closure dovetails with a construction project taking place in Burnaby. Now that council has voted in favour (Coun. Medlock was absent), the plan will need approval from the Ministry of

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Environment and the Fraser Valley Regional District. If approved, JJM Construction Ltd. will start hauling waste to the site on Mar. 1 in order to fill the site to capacity. That waste would come from Norampac Mill in Burnaby. It is expected that the transfer of waste from the mill to the landfill would take until the end of July, at a rate of 50 trucks and transfers per day. There would also be a period of rock blasting, throughout March and April, as JJM prepares a quarry area and lining of an expansion area to enlarge the landfill capacity. The landfill is expected to be fully closed by Sept. 30 this year. JJM would bear the costs of the costs of the closure, and would provide rental income on the property. There will be no disruption in service for customers, the report stated. First Class Waste would build and operate a transfer station, and Hope’s solid waste would be sent by rail to the Roosevelt Regional Landfill in Washington State. One of the options to extend use of the facility to 2022

involves building an $8-million leachate treatment facility. The landfill is located “in an unfortunate location on land” with a steep slope toward the Fraser River, and adjacent to First Nations land. The site began as a “crude dump site” similar to those found in many small towns across the province. The district has run the site since 1974. The current leachate treatment pond encroaches on Union Bar land, and last year Chief Andy Alex told media he has been trying for decades to have the landfill shut down. In 2009, the Ministry of Environment sent the district a non-compliance notice. It cited issues such as lack of cover, lack of cells, excessive litter, poor surface water and ineffective leachate treatment. The cost of maintaining the site, which serves 6,690 residents in 2,662 homes was $1,722,100 in 2011. The cost of continuing to maintain the site until 2022 (the site's previous expected life span) would total $8.4 million, plus closure costs of $25 million.

However, closing the site won’t stop the leaching, the report acknowledges. There will still be a need for treatment and monitoring, at a cost of $56,000 annually for 25 years. However, the district will save $400,000 a year by not operating a transfer station. In addition, the funds the district sets aside each year for permanent closure ($175,000) can be diverted to other infrastructure needs. As it is today, the cost of collection would be covered by user fees and tax assessments.

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An inmate at Mountain Institution has died. Corrections reported Friday that Gerald Cayer, 49, was found unresponsive in his cell on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Correctional officers immediately performed CPR, however, the man was pronounced dead.

At the time of his death, Cayer was serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder. That sentence began on Oct. 10, 2001. Next of kin have been notified, along with police and the coroner. Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the death.

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Kathy and Marvin Jeronimus with their daughter Ashley, in front of their home on Ashton. Ashley, 6, was hit by a car while crossing the road. RCMP are investigating but say they don’t suspect the driver was speeding. Still, the Jeronimus family wants to see safer conditions on Agassiz’s more rural roads.

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And in Chilliwack, residents on roads Carleton and McNaught approached council to have speed-reducing measures installed on their roads, due to heavy traffic flows and excessive speeds. Those roads now have roundabouts and speed bumps, respectively. On Thursday, RCMP said that while they are still investigating the incident, it "doesn't appear at this point that speed was a factor." But something has to be done to make the area's roads safer for the children who live on them, Jeronimus said. There are children in several homes in their small section of Ashton, and they all visit with each other. "It's just a raceway," he said. "And it doesn't even save you

time unless you're speeding. It's about 14 seconds quicker this way. I've timed it." Ashton has just been paved recently, making the road even smoother to travel. And despite the short length of the road, it's also become more accommodating for lead-footed drivers. At times, Jeronimus has shaken his fist at speeders, only to be given a familiar salute in return. "They have no respect whatsoever," he said. Jeronimus had already taken some action to slow them down. He put up a 'children playing' sign on a pole in front of his house. There's no reason to be speeding, he added, and he even believes the speed limit should be reduced. "It's just a little country road," he said. "It should be 30 km/h."

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Jeronimus spoke with Mayor John Van Laerhoven on Thursday morning, to inform him of the crash and to set up a time to speak about his concerns. He was told to bring a delegation to council on Feb. 25, and was also invited to meet with the mayor before then. "We're listening," the mayor said, when contacted by the Observer. John Van Laerhoven is the chair of the traffic committee, which he said meets next in the spring. "A lot of stuff that we discussed are things that he is talking about," Van Laerhoven said. "I'm as concerned as the parents about speeding and safety on our roadways. I encourage everybody to really be aware of their driving. You can't take anything for granted or allow yourself to be distracted."

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Ted Westlin and Chief Willie Charlie among honourees Jessica Peters The Observer Another special ceremony was held to honour people chosen for Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals. On Feb. 7, MLA Gwen O’Mahony handed out four Jubilees to members of the community who have served above and beyond. The event included a posthumous medal for late City of Chilliwack Councillor, Dorothy Kostrzewa, along with Anne Schudeleit of Boston Bar, former District of Kent councillor Ted Westlin and Sts’Ailes Chief Willie Charlie. The medal recipients were chosen by a selection committee that spanned the ChilliwackHope riding. Mayor John Van Laerhoven introduced Westlin to the crowd, in a conference room in the Coast Hotel downtown Chilliwack. “I’m a little nervous because the person I have to call up is Ted Westlin,” Van Laerhoven said, smiling. “Ted was my teacher.” But all joking aside, Van Laerhoven told the audience about Westlin’s many contributions to the community. Many would know

Westlin as Agassiz’s Fall Fair parade marshall “all these years” along with his hard work on ditches and drainage issues in the district. But he’s also been a volunteer for the youth, reading to children in schools, along with giving produce off his farm to those with a need, shoveling snow for seniors and otherwise lending a hand where needed. It’s that exemplary service to the community that earned

him a Jubilee, the mayor said. “He is ensuring the community is a better place to live for generations to come,” Van Laerhoven said. “And Agassiz is better for it.” Chief Charlie also received a warm welcome, from Eddie Gardiner, who outlined the many accomplishments of the First Nations leader. He was acknowledged for his leadership, vision, and his “unwavering commitment to

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Opinion Penny pinching time Monday was the end for the penny. That’s when the Royal Canadian Mint stopped shipping the humble copper-coloured coin to businesses and banks. Until then, the mint was essentially cleaning out its stockpile, as it hasn’t manufactured new pennies since last May. Of course it will likely take years for the penny to disappear from circulation altogether, given the millions squirreled away in drawers and tin cans, savings for a rainy day’s small indulgences. The mint says eliminating the penny will save $11 million a year. But as with most things touched by government or its agencies, what one hand giveth, the other taketh away. Businesses large and small will have to bear the cost of adjusting their pricing labels and cash registers to reflect the new penniless reality by rounding cash transactions up or down to the nearest nickel. For chains with retail outlets across the country,

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that could run to hundreds of thousands of dollars. For a momand-pop corner store, the expense of getting a technician to reprogram their cash register will likely rank pretty low on their priority list. Some retailers say they’ll round up, others will round down. Some will leave it to the discretion of their cashiers. For consumers standing in the checkout line, cash in hand, it’s likely to be a confusing time. A recent poll by Home Depot Canada found 88 per cent of them don’t know the penny is disappearing and 41 per cent have no idea how retailers are going to make pricing adjustments. Oh, and don’t get too used to rounding transactions to the nearest nickel. One member of parliament says he plans to introduce a private motion to eliminate it next, followed by the quarter, to re-jig Canada’s currency to multiples of 10.

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Independent MLAs have a dream B.C. VIews Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Imagine a province where party leaders are chosen in an independently supervised vote, with 12-year-olds, dead people and pets prevented from voting. Imagine a province where roving gangs of influence-seekers aren’t allowed to join multiple parties, and the rule is actually enforced. One where corporations and unions have to advertise in their own name instead of financing political parties and then disclosing millions in donations months after the election is over. Imagine a province where elections are held based on audited financial statements, not a collection of election promises

that will be dismissed as a work of fiction by the new regime if the incumbent party is defeated. A cat joined the B.C. Liberal Party to support Christy Clark. Adrian Dix won the NDP leadership with the help of bags of $10 bills stapled to new memberships. As parties go to online voting, multiple PIN numbers may be activated from the same phone number or the same address. These and other glaring problems with our party-based political system were highlighted last week in a set of reforms proposed by three independent MLAs. Vicki Huntington broke the party chokehold on B.C. politics by getting elected as an independent in Delta South in 2009. Bob Simpson was kicked out of the NDP caucus shortly after winning re-election for the party in Cariboo North, because he dared to criticize thenleader Carole James for a lack of policy specifics. They were belatedly joined by

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Abbotsford South MLA John van Dongen, who quit the B.C. Liberals in an orchestrated move to the B.C. Conservatives, and then quit that party soon after. Van Dongen does not have the credibility of the others to speak on integrity,

“Imagine a province where roving gangs of influence seekers aren’t allowed to join multiple parties.” given his self-serving party antics and his questionable decision to hire his fiancée  and pay her one and a half salaries to serve as his constituency assistant. Leaving that aside, there are some good ideas in the independents’ reform package. One is to give backbench MLAs a meaningful role in policy-making. Simpson gave the example

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of Prince George MLA Shirley Bond’s term as education minister, where she had to reverse ministry policies that didn’t make sense in rural school districts. The all-party standing committee on education could have prevented this error, he said, but it didn’t because it never meets. The party voting irregularities described above could be addressed by giving Elections BC authority to supervise party leadership votes, the way it does elections and referenda. There are unknown costs for this, and other problems. For instance, should the Marijuana Party be subject to this, or the Work Less Party, should either one muster enough organization to stage a leadership contest? The independents had high hopes for one fundamental reform, moving B.C.’s set election date from the spring to the fall. This would take a simple amendment. The idea is for the government to OFFiCe HOuRS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

table the annual budget, present the audited public accounts for the previous year, then have an election that rests on tested financial statements and initial results for the current forecast. Both the B.C. Liberal Party and the NDP have expressed support for this idea. The independents suggest that this brief three-week legislative session is a good time to do it, so the next government can implement it. I asked Mike de Jong, the B.C. Liberal finance minister and house leader, if he would consider it. He allowed that it is interesting, but it’s not contemplated for the pre-election session. That will be dominated by returning the provincial sales tax, and the usual jousting over untested spending and revenue proposals. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Adventure experiences sow seeds for students

George Agnes

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As associate dean of science at Simon Fraser University, I’ve conducted thousands of experiments in my day. But nothing prepared me for my participation in the ultimate educational experiment: observing seven young people each run 180 km of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert to better understand the value of water and its effect on human development and biodiversity. This was a rare experiential learning opportunity where students gained firsthand experience of the stark realities of a global issue and how it affects our world. These students were participating in an impossible2Possible (i2P) youth expedition. A U.S.-based nonprofit organization cofounded by Canadian Ray Zahab, i2P’s mission is to encourage youth to reach beyond their perceived limits, and to use adventure as a medium to educate, inspire and empower the global community to make positive change. With insightful contributions from others at SFU, I produced an inquirybased curriculum for this expedition and travelled to Botswana to facilitate and support learning on the ground. The curriculum was also

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used in more than 125 schools worldwide and reached nearly 10,000 students, including hundreds in the Lower Mainland. In these classrooms, students in Grades 6 to 12 conducted experiments exploring the value of water and its effect on human life, and interacted directly with the i2P participants via satellite video. This transported the expedition experience directly into the classroom and enabled students to engage in a manner that informed the next steps in their curriculum-based experiments. Adventure-bas ed learning uses physical challenges to help youth develop selfdirected goals, trust, communication and problem-solving skills. Students and teachers report improved student engagement in and ownership of their learning; teamwork and leadership skills development; increased connection to the natural world; and a

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basic understanding of global issues and how they affect survival and daily life. In the case of an i2P youth expedition, learning takes place in remote, harsh landscapes where global geo-political and environmental issues — such as water access, food security and health care — are explored. As a result, participants develop accountability and responsibility regarding the focal issue as well as a lifelong commitment to pursue solutions to it and related issues. For example, in the drought-ridden Kalahari, access to clean water can mean the difference between life and death. To emphasize this, students ran a marathon a day in 40 C heat, consuming eight litres of clean water a day and cultivating a deep appreciation for easy accessibility to water in the process. Taking adventurebased learning to the wider public has many challenges. Teachers implementing expedition-based concepts in a classroom for students who have little or no access to the expedition often have their efforts stymied from a lack of context. Through technological advances, an expedition’s curriculum

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“Access to clean water can mean the difference between life and death.” of their own design, such as scientific experimentation, and are then empowered to discuss their results and obtain feedback in realtime with participants in the field. Such experiential learning is one way to inspire student i m a g i n at i on , innovation and a deeper commitment to investigate in-depth issues from local to global perspectives. In the past, adventurebased learning has been offered at a high cost to university students who

certainly not elementary or high school students. Today, middle schools and high schools across the Lower Mainland are running adventurebased education programs. At Prince of Wales secondary school in Vancouver, the TREK program teaches students how the natural world impacts their daily lives and how they impact the environment. In Mission and Abbotsford, the community recreation programs at W.J. Mouat and Mission secondary schools introduce students to the role of

exercise and nature in combating stress-related illness. At SFU, academic leadership courses are being developed based on the multidisciplinary curriculums created for i2P. Courses are designed to lay foundations for studentinspired learning and excellence in disciplinary foundational concepts, and provide outstanding introductions to complex global issues that they themselves may be tasked with solving during their careers. Students in these courses will extensively investigate the issues the expedition participants are expected to witness and function as mentors to expedition participants. Often referred to as “21st century learning,” adventure-based learning represents a new type of student

experience. By leveraging technological tools to bring an expedition to life in classrooms, educators and students can engage with individuals and communities far afield and work together to find solutions to pressing global issues — issues that affect all of our lives profoundly. Such opportunities help engage students in shaping their futures by developing a knowledge base and value system that will shape and inform the rest of their lives. George Agnes, a Coquitlam resident and associate dean of science at Simon Fraser University recently joined seven young people in Botswana’s parched Kalahari Desert to implement a curriculum exploring the value of water and its effect on human life.

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15 YRS.

132,500

$34

$41

1.55 Million

20 YRS.

110,000

$28

$34

1.3 Million

15 YRS.

111,200

$28

$34

1.3 Million

20 YRS.

92,450

$23

$29

1.1 Million

15 YRS.

94,000

$24

$29

1.1 Million

20 YRS.

78,000

$20

$24

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TERM

1.55 Million

*farm property includes outbuildings and residence

Q A

No, the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre will not impact the riding ring. Riders will still be able to access the community facility before, during and after construction.

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Is it true that the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre expansion is going to impact the Riding Ring?

Why doesn’t the District just use the existing facilities at the Agricultural Hall or Pavilion instead of expanding the Fitness / Activity Centre? The District currently books a number of programs that are suitable to be offered at the Agriculture Hall and Pavilion, such as its walking classes, children’s activities and community special events. However, the Agricultural Hall was designed to host community events, such as wedding and social gatherings; and the Pavilion was designed to host agriculture events, such as 4-H and exhibitions. The Agriculture facilitates were not designed to support sports or more active recreation programs sports (i.e. basketball, volleyball, badminton, indoor soccer, etc.). The District of Kent supports the Agriculture Hall and Pavilion. The expansion of the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre at the existing Fitness / Activity Centre is to better serve the community in providing and enhancing additional opportunities for sports, active recreation and cultural activities.

FUNDRAISING DINNER

for the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre Expansion

Debt servicing costs are estimates and will fluctuate based on borrowing terms and the amount of money raised through fundraising, sponsorship and additional granting.

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How can I contribute to the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre expansion? To make a donation – and receive a get your tax receipt for donations of $20 or more – simply: • Go online to make a secure one-time donation or to set-up an ongoing pledge - simply choose the Donate Now Button on the District’s Website (www.district. kent.bc.ca) and follow the instructions—it’s that easy! • Make your cheque payable to the District of Kent and mark it attention “Community Centre Expansion” so we can be sure to issue your tax deductible receipt (please include your return mailing address) • Drop it off at our Municipal Hall at 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC • Or mail it to us at District of Kent, P.O. Box 70, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 • Toonies count too! You can also share your leftover change with us by contributing to our “Community Hero Chests” located at the Library, Municipal Hall, Fitness / Activity Centre and rotating to various businesses throughout the town.

Committee Members: Mayor John Van Laerhoven, Councillor Darcy Striker, Mal Shephard, Robert Stam, Tracey Paul, Bev Kennedy, Susan Spaeti, Wallace Mah, Kerry Hilts

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This event raised approximately $13,000 for the expansion fund for the Community Recreation and Cultural Centre! A special Thank You to Susan Spaeti, Wilma Struys, Alana Baumfield, Kimberly Goulet and the AESS Dry Grads, and thank you to Stacey McKitrick for donating her time & incredible talent!

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Photographer focuses on faces Mosaic of 36,000 portraits has become his ‘tour of duty’

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Tim Van Horn is four years into a selfimposed ‘tour of duty.’ But the only shooting he’ll be doing is through the lens of his camera, as he crosses the country to capture 36,000 images. He is focusing in on the faces that comprise Canada, shooting each of his subjects as a simple portrait. Once those are collected, his plan is to compile them all into a massive mosaic. Van Horn set out on this goal in October 2008, and expects to finish before 2017. That will be just in time for Canada’s sesquicentennial — our country’s 150th birthday. “This is our birthday, and it’s an opportunity to examine life here in Canada,” he said. “This is a pure look at what we have.” Van Horn’s travels led him to Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs in early January, where he did what he always does. He waited on the sidewalk, and asked every single person he saw whether he could take their portrait. “I ask every single person who walks by,” he said. While most people oblige, his request isn’t always met with smiles. But he doesn’t take the negative responses personally. “The responses are a direct effect of who they are and what is going on in their lives,” he said. But things went well at chosen backdrops in Agassiz, at the Agassiz Produce’s yellow door and at the Liquor Store wall. Van Horn captured 10 portraits, and then stopped in at The Observer before heading out to find a location in Harrison Hot Springs. He has been carrying out the Mosaic Project without a sponsor, sleeping in his photograph-splashed van alongside his companions — two dogs. Much of his day is spent cataloging the photographs he’s taken, blogging about the project, and discovering the communities he’s visited. While the end goal is to create a mosaic

through photographs, the project isn’t just about art, Van Horn said. It’s about uniting Canada, “and to create something authentic that everyone can be a part of.” Van Horn grew up in a military family, and as such, is somewhat used to moving around. But he’s chosen this project as his “creative tour of duty.” In the process of

creating the larger mosaic, Van Horn has also created smaller ones along the way. But the goal of 36,000 has significance. Together, those portraits will represent a solid one per cent of the population. “My vision has always been to create innovative visuals that pay homage to the beauty and wonderment of life itself,” Van

Horn writes on his blog. “The fact that Canada is such a culturally diverse and beautiful place inspires me, and I see myself as a foot soldier on his tour of duty for humanity, listening to and studying life in everything and everyone around me. “I am armed with a camera in one hand and grand vision in the other; a vision to

illustrate and educate others by depicting our humanity and cultural identity.” To learn more about Van Horn’s Mosaic Project, or to search for a portrait he took of you, visit www.canadianmosica.ca. And remember, as Van Horn says on his website, you never know who you’ll meet on the sidewalk of life. news@ahobserver.com

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The yellow door of Agassiz Produce is just one of the backdrops photographer Tim Van Horn has used in his Mosaic Project.

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Rotary speech test fosters ethics

In celebration of both Sean Hogan’s year as district governor of Rotary International District 5050 and the 80th anniversary of the creation of the FourWay Test, the iRotary Vancouver Conference is hosting a district-wide Four-Way Test Speech Competition. District Governor Sean is very committed to youth and Rotary youth programs so the success of this initiative holds a special place for the organizing committee. The competition is open to all high school students (public, private and home-schooled) who reside in District 5050, an area that includes communities between Everett, WA and Hope, B.C. The purpose of the Four-Way Test Speech Competition is to foster the use of ethical thought and practices among youth. By exploring the different facets of the Four-Way Test,

students will use critical thinking to discover how everyday scenarios can be approached systematically and ethically. In addition, there is great importance in being able to express oneself in a clear, concise and professional manner. For Rotary, The Four-Way Test is the cornerstone of all action. It has been for years, and it will be in the future. “Of the things we think, say or do 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?” “The test was created in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor, who later became the president of Rotary International” says Chilliwack Fraser Rotaract Club President Desmond Devnich. “Its relevance in our professional and personal lives has never

ceased.” The competition gives youth the opportunity to produce an original piece of work that not only looks great on paper, but one that they feel comfortable in presenting to others. The top two contestants will be invited to present their speeches and receive a prize of $1,000.00 each at the iRotary District Conference in Vancouver, May 30-June 2. “The four Rotaract clubs in District 5050 are thrilled to host this special competition,” says Devnich. “To inspire greater international understanding among young community leaders is an integral part of the Rotaract program.” For further details on the essay component of the Four-Way Test Competition, high school students are encouraged to email desmond.devnich@ gmail.com for a participant package.

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Anne Scott, seated, is surrounded by members of the Agassiz Legion, Branch 32 as she is awarded the Royal Canadian Legion’s Volunteer Medal. Shown are (counter clockwise, from lower left): Betty Brewer, Branch President; Anne Scott, longtime Legion and LA Member; Dianne Roche, Legion and LA Member; Mollie Sand, Legion and LA Member; Jim Johnson, former Branch President; Roy Wright, Branch Past President; and George Carlson, Veteran and Legion Member.

Scott recognized by Legion Agassiz woman’s life includes volunteerism

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History still alive in homes

Heritage Week: Discovering the many landmarks of Agassiz Agassiz is a community which holds fond memories of a thriving past. People from all over the globe send for information about relatives who lived in Agassiz. The Historical Society does incredible research to assist many families in their searches. It is not uncommon to hear long-time residents speak of the town which housed a clothing store, the Bella Vista Hotel and a train station, as well as a fine farming community. There are a few heritage sites still in existence within modern day Agassiz. The Probert House was built in 1909 on what is now #7 Highway. Evan Henry

Probert named the house Hochelaga which is Mohawk for Montreal where he had many memories as a young boy. The McCaffrey House is also located on #7 Highway. Dr. Peter McCaffrey married Wilhemina McPherson in 1912. They lived in the house, which has become known as The McCaffrey House.

The Anglican Church is another historical site. The property was donated by L.N. Agassiz in 1895 and the church was built in 1896. The church is located opposite the then Dominion Experimental Farm on Hot Springs Road (now #9 Highway). The Anglican Rectory was built in

1913 and is now located on McCaffrey Road. These historical properties hold memories of years gone by and comprise

part of the legacies of the present community of Agassiz. Submitted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society The Probert House was built in 1909.

The McAffrey House is located on Hwy. 7.

The Agassiz Anglican Church was built in 1896, one year after the land it sits on was donated by L.N. Agassiz.

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Slopes for Hope is a fundraising event where people from around B.C. come together to ski and snowboard in order to raise funds to fight cancer. And on Feb. 10, that fight came to Hemlock Valley. Hemlock is a very small community with less than 50 full time residents but they came out in large numbers to support this inaugural event. As of Feb. 11, the Hemlock groups participating had raised $11,280. The groups participating had

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the day — and in the end a large number of very weary skiers and boarders. Funds raised through Slopes for Hope 2013 support the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Fire Chief Marty McKinney said he is hoping residents of all communities to join Hemlock in this new opportunity to fight back against cancer.

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LIYAM Wayden Thompson: Born at 8:31 a.m. on January 29th 2013 at Chilliwack Hospital. Weighing in at 7 lbs. and 3 oz. and 47 CMs long, proud parents Jason Thompson and Lena Paul would like you to join them in welcoming their precious little bundle. Grammas Terry Paul and Alice Thompson are over the moon as you can imagine and both celebrating their first grandchild. Welcome to Liyam and thank you for making January 29th 2013 a very special day!

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Born in Mission Hospital on October 27, 1931 and, surrounded by the love of his family, Earl passed away peacefully at Mission Memorial Hospital on February 9, 2013. Earl had a long successful career in the logging industry, including stops in Harrison Mills, Stewart BC, and Vancouver Island. Earl finished his career with his best years at Millstream Timber in Mission, before early retirement at age 55. Earl’s passions included cooking for the family, camping with the Osoyoos group, and spring time trips to Palm Springs with family and friends. Earl is survived by Doreen, his wife of 59 years, daughters Wendy (Gordon) Buker of Dewdney BC, Kelly (Duane) Meeks of Mission BC, son Chris (Tamara) Phelps of Mesa Arizona, and grandchildren Brenda (Ed) Buker, Steven (Casandra) Buker, Joshua Meeks, and Ciarra (Brad) Meeks. Also sisters Cora Lee (Art) Parent of Surrey BC, Beverley (Larry) Parent of Delta BC, and Audrey (Barrie) Peterson of Agassiz BC. Extended family includes Diana (Vic) Beaulieu of Coquitlam and Karen (Sean) O’Brien of Osoyoos and their families, and many more nieces and nephews and friends. A Celebration of Earl’s life will be held at the Best Western Lodge, 32281 Lougheed Highway, Mission, B.C on Saturday February 16th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Mission Food Bank, or to the charity of your choice would be very much appreciated.

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Greenhouse/Farm Worker Requires a full time and part time position in Agassiz. Need reliable, self-motivated, independent and efficient personal Fax resume to: 604-796-3643 or email to: r.gw@live.ca

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. MAINLAND FLORAL in Aldergrove has a vacancy for year round PART TIME GREENHOUSE and WAREHOUSE workers. These positions involve some evening and Saturday hours, and may turn into full time. Drop off resume and written letter with expectations or send to sales@mainlandfloral.ca or fax (604) 856-1273 PUT POWER INTO your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. Oncampus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview

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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 - hiroofingltd@shaw.ca or Call: Sue 604.880.9210

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- Available to start May 20, 2013 and continue for 18 wks. - Work 18 hrs./week, flexible work schedule - Must have experience working with children - Experience in program development preferred - Knowledge of and experience with grief and bereavement issues involving children - Excellent leadership and organizational skills - Comfortable with public speaking - Computer skills - Reliable vehicle for travel If you would like a copy of the Job Description, please see our website frasercanyonhospice.org or by requesting one at email - hospice5@telus.net If you are interested in applying for this position, send your resume with your wage expectation to: e-mail: hospice5@telus.net Subject Camp Skylark or Mail: Camp Skylark Pat Besse, Hospice Personnel Committee Fraser Canyon Hospice Society 1275 - 7th Ave. Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Fax: 604-869-9059 Closing date: March 28, 2013 **Applicants not contacted within 3 weeks from the closing date are thanked for their interest. Short listed applicants will be contacted and will need to provide 4 references for their interview. A criminal record check is required for this position. 02/13W_H13


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16 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, February 15, 2013

oh what fun it is to save !

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Agassiz Observer, February 15, 2013  

February 15, 2013 edition of the Agassiz Observer

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