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Emil Anderson crews were busy last week stabilizing the bank below the Centennial Park viewing platform on Water Avenue. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure partnered with the District of Hope, Emil Anderson, and Kris Tasci of Just Fish Inn to repair the eroded bank, which had been barricaded off since last June. The District of Hope and Rotary Club are looking after restoring the park’s landscaping to its original state.

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All-season resort plan still viable Barrick Gold Corporation continues to collect data

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Barrick Gold Corporation’s preliminary analysis is showing that an allseason resort is a feasible project for the former Giant Mascot nickel mine. The company is currently looking for an alternative use for the land, which is no longer providing economic benefit to the Hope area. The company owns surface rights to about 168 hectares of land strad-

dling Highway 1 west of the Fraser River near Klahater Lake, as well as an additional 293 hectares on Zofka Ridge south of Stulkawhits (Texas) Creek. It also has mining rights to 4,856 hectares of land on the mountain. “We’ve made a lot of progress,” said McKay Edwards, an independent consultant hired by Barrick to conduct the preliminary analysis. “We’re doing the baseline environmental work and research. It is a com-

plex project because it involves a large area and a variety of environmental zones. We haven’t encountered what we believe to be showstoppers or red flags yet.” Biologists visited the property in the spring and fall of 2012 to gather data on vegetation and water features, information that would be included in an environmental assessment if the project moves forward. Edwards said snow measurements continue to be encouraging.

“The project is still very much alive and it has good support from Barrick,” he said. “They need time to consider the different decision points because their main business is gold mining. They’re not in resort development anywhere in the world and this is the only place they’re investigating it. Since it’s not their top priority, it tends to slow things down.”

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The conceptual plan for the lower parcel of land includes lodging, restaurants, and resort housing. Edwards said the emphasis would be on summer recreation and feature boating, fishing, and hiking. Barrick is considering a gondola to transport visitors from a parking lot off Highway 1 to the ski facility on the upper parcel, similar to Grouse Mountain. Edwards said this would help reduce the resort’s carbon footprint since vehicles would not be travelling up the mountain. Tyler Mattheis, executive director of AdvantageHOPE, believes the proposed nickel mine redevelopment project is an exciting prospect for Hope. “It’s progress holds the promise of great opportunity, and reinforces the need for a robust local brand and coordination within our community,” he said. “Over the last year, AdvantageHOPE has worked to keep McKay connected with interested local entrepreneurs who

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may be able to capitalize on this opportunity, as well as to keep McKay advised of local tourism initiatives and partnerships that could both assist and stand to gain from this projects’ progress and eventual success.” Barrick will continue to engage with residents and elicit feedback from stakeholders as plans for the all-season resort progress. Edwards said the company will likely be in a position to start making formal applications to the province and the regional district for permits in 2013, as well as taking the first steps in the environment assessment and resort approval processes. “From Barrick’s point of view, a big part of their decision to go forward or not will be community support,” said Edwards. “They would want this to be positive development.” Anyone with questions or comments about the proposed all-season resort project can contact Edwards at


FLUSHING OF WATER MAINS The Utilities Department will perform its annual program of hydrant maintenance and water main flushing from March 25th through April 12th, 2013. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discoloration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, check your water before doing laundry. You may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Any concerns should be directed to Mr. Graham Hogg, Utilities Foreman at 604-869-2333. District of Hope 325 Wallace Street, PO Box 609 Hope, B.C. V0X 1L0


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Pages Bookstore goes global Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

Pages Bookstore is finding success in a niche market. The local store has grown its customer base by selling rare books through the online marketplace AbeBooks. Store manager Nathanael Baker said he usually ships several books a week around the world, primarily to the U.S. However, people in Australia, Mexico, Italy, Israel, and the Czech Republic have also found their collectibles at Pages Bookstore. “It’s pretty cool,” said Baker. “It’s a very specific market because often the buyer is looking for more antique stuff. Because all the books are donated, we can sell them for whatever we want and still make a profit. If someone is ordering a book from (overseas), it is a satisfying feeling to know that this little town has the cheapest book they’re looking for.” Pages Bookstore has about 1,100 rare books available online, ranging in price from $10 to $300, with most listed around $75. About 80 per cent of book donations to the store are from residents in Hope. “Our main focus of the store is to

try and keep books out of the dump and try and find some use for them. I’ll take everything and anything,” said Baker. “I get boxes of books that people don’t want, I dig through them and at the bottom of a box might be a special edition I’ve been looking for that I know is worth something. A lot of times people don’t know what they’re sitting on.” Pages Bookstore offers a wide range selection of $2 books, everything from geography/travel and science fiction, to thriller/horror, western and children’s literature. Baker typically sells about 50 books a day during the winter and up to 100 in the summer. He said mystery and romance are the best sellers in Hope. Books that are not sold at the store are donated to Discover Books Inc. in Abbotsford. Pages Bookstore is a non-profit bookstore operating under New Page Human Services Society. All proceeds go towards literacy programs in the community. New Page Human Services Society is currently using a provincial job creation partnership grant to help train Baker on creating a new website and promoting online sales.

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Students at Hope Secondary have earned their school $750 in the University of the Fraser Valley’s first-ever ChatterHigh competition. UFV recently partnered with ChatterHigh, a newly created website designed with one primary focus — to help students learn more about the post-secondary options available in B.C. Students in the five Fraser Valley school districts were invited to participate on the ChatterHigh website by answering quiz questions and earning points for correct answers. Rick

Hansen students in Abbotsford took home first place and a cheque for $1,250. Hope Secondary earned second place and $750, while Chilliwack Secondary received $500 for its third-place finish. “The goal was to have students educate themselves on the various career opportunities or post secondary programs available to them that they may never have considered or know anything about,” said HSS teacher Brad Unger. “I think today more than ever, there are so many different jobs available. Students in Grade 10 don’t need to know what they want to

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to click on a link directing them to a specific area of the UFV website. Students could do one quiz per day to earn points for their school. “We all learned about many interesting and obscure careers out there and post secondary programs to support them,” said Unger. “Some of (the winnings) went to a pizza party as reward for their enthusiastic involvement. There is around $600 left and I plan to bring in guest speakers from industries or maybe take a field trip somewhere.” The competition was open from October to November, but cheques were only recently presented to the winners.

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do, but a big part of my goal as a planning teacher is helping them gather information on different things they could do. It gets them thinking about their future if nothing else. So many times we see students work medial jobs through college earning credits for a direction they’re not even sure about.” Unger gave his students 15 minutes at the start of each class to do the online informational quiz. Questions included everything from “What is the UFV mascot?” to “Name one program based on the Chilliwack campus.” If students weren’t sure of an answer they had the option

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Fraser sockeye watchers see stock rebuilding Forecast calls for run of nearly 4.8 million salmon

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Salmon watchers are hoping this is the year the troubled Fraser River sockeye run turns the corner on its disastrous collapse four years ago. If returns come in as forecast, nearly 4.8 million sockeye will make their way up the Fraser this summer. That’s still well short of the longer term average of 8.6 million for this part of the four-year cycle. But it would be a huge improvement from 2009, when more than 10 million salmon were expected and just 1.5 million arrived, prompting the federal government to appoint the Cohen Commission into the decline. “Hopefully we’ll get a run that’s much improved relative to 2009,” said Mike Lapointe, chief


Fishermen on the Fraser River toss freshly caught sockeye into a tote during the 2010 fishery. Officials are cautiously optimistic there will be a commercial fishery this year.

biologist for the Pacific Salmon Commission. “If the run returns bigger and we’re able to get some rebuilding, that will be very important for the sockeye moving forward. It will be definitely be more than what we had in the parent year that

produced it.” Nobody is guaranteeing a commercial fishery yet. The pre-season forecast shows a one-in-four chance of a Fraser sockeye run below 2.7 million, which would likely rule out commercial fishing,

and a one-in-10 chance it will be as bad as 2009. But after the Cohen inquiry failed to come up with a single cause or solution to the slide, observers like Lapointe would be happy to continue to see an improving trendline. “We definitely did better in 2012 than 2008, we did better in 2011 than in 2007. If we can do better again in 2013 from 2009 we’ll have gotten some rebuilding off of those three very low years.” Last year’s sockeye return, while up, wasn’t enough to allow commercial fishing or sports angling. There are no concerns about 2014 – next year marks the return of the huge Adams River run, which came back with a stunning return of more than 30 million sockeye in 2010, meaning enough

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fish spawned to assure at least a healthy run. The bulk of this year’s sockeye are summer-run salmon, concentrated in two stocks – the Quesnel and Chilko lake systems. Also coming back this year are pink salmon, which run on a two-year cycle. Nearly nine million pinks are forecast to return – below average and down from the last couple of runs of more than 15 million. Still, Lapointe said there are good odds of some commercial fishing for pinks, which typically fetch around 40 cents a pound, compared to $1.50 to $2 for sockeye. “It’s going to depend on how many pinks there are and how much interest there is [from the commercial fleet].”

Salmon named official fish emblem The provincial government on Saturday declared Pacific salmon to be B.C.’s official fish emblem, in recognition of its high ecological, cultural and economic significance. The designation captures all Pacific salmonids – sockeye, chinook, coho, pink and chum, plus ocean-going steelhead and cutthroat trout. “With the epic migration of Pacific salmon from B.C.’s rivers and streams to the ocean and back, there is no symbol more iconic of British Columbia,” Environment Minister Terry Lake said, adding they’re integral to First Nations and often seen as indicators of overall ecosystem and wildlife health. Salmon take a place among B.C. official symbols like the spirit bear (official mammal), western red cedar (official tree), Steller’s jay (official bird), jade (official mineral and Pacific dogwood (official floral emblem).

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Some realities about oil

It’s easy to be a pipeline opponent these days, especially in B.C. The ham-fisted public relations approach by Enbridge, in attempting to sell its Northern Gateway proposal, has made it easy to oppose oil pipelines. But opponents and the rest of us need to consider some basic facts. Pipelines are an economic and essential way to send large quantities of commodities like oil a long distance. The alternative means of getting oil to a refining or shipping point are rail or truck. Neither is any safer. Northern Gateway is proposing a new pipeline along a new route. Enbridge failed to properly consult and make partnerships with native people who live all along its route. Given the lack of treaties in B.C. and court decisions over the past 30 years, native groups will be able to either tie up the process in court for years, or give it an outright veto. A refinery in Kitimat, proposed by Black Press owner David Black, would be far better than shipping oil overseas, but it makes more sense with a pipeline to deliver the oil. The Trans Mountain oil pipeline, which runs through Abbotsford, is now owned by Kinder Morgan. The company has proposed a twinning of its 60-year-old pipeline, and shipping more oil out of Vancouver harbour. Some pipeline opponents think that by stopping or delaying pipeline projects, they will somehow end Alberta oilsands development or curb global warming. Not so. The oilsands will continue to produce oil. It will simply be transported by another means. If they are serious about reducing global warming, a good place to start would be in backing proposed LNG plants for the B.C. north coast. The sooner China can replace its coal-fired power plants with those fired by natural gas, the better it will be for the environment. However, it’s always easier to be against something than in favour. – Black Press

Both parties have betrayed us B.C. Views Tom Fletcher There was some public business conducted in the final frantic days of the B.C. legislature session last week, but you likely wouldn’t have heard much about it. Premier Christy Clark’s skimpy governing agenda was overshadowed by the delivery of an internal investigation report into her government’s ethnic outreach program. A review by four deputy ministers detailed what reporters already knew from a memo and meeting notes leaked to the NDP. The plan started in the premier’s office, led by Clark’s deputy chief of staff, who resigned as soon as it was made public.

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A B.C. Liberal Party employee attended the first meeting, expressly intended to organize events to impress immigrant communities, then harvest the goodwill in the form of contact lists for the coming election campaign. After 10,000 e-mails were collected and 27 interviews conducted, they revealed a few significant details. Former multiculturalism minister John Yap knew or should have known that the scheme was being kept secret because it was an inappropriate use of government resources. He won’t be back in cabinet, although Clark said he intends to run for re-election in Richmond-Steveston. Yap’s executive assistant resigned when the report came out, admitting he helped cover the tracks of political meddling in the hiring of three outreach contractors with sufficient loyalty to the party.


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Clark insists she knew nothing of this plan. She tabled the investigation report, and then announced that the B.C. Liberal Party had written a $70,000 cheque to the government to cover the estimated cost of the inappropriate political work done by non-political staff. Here’s the part taxpayers may not fully appreciate. There are authorized political staffers all over the legislature, in the premier’s office, the opposition leader’s office and two teams of caucus employees who spend much of their time digging up dirt on the other party. All are paid by you and me. A line is crossed only when a non-political employee such as a ministry communications director acts on behalf of the party. The main offender in that capacity was one Brian Bonney, whose records suggested he spent half of his time on party work. He quit in February, before the plan was leaked,

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and the party paid back half of his salary for the 18 months he was on the public payroll. NDP outrage over this was blunted by another leaked document. This one was from a neverreleased 2010 report by Auditor General John Doyle, which condemned a five-year program of skimming money from NDP constituency office budgets all over the province and using it for political work. In a nice bit of symmetry, much of the more than $400,000 was spent to put three-time candidate Gabriel Yiu on the NDP caucus payroll. Yiu’s Vancouver-Fraserview candidate page boasts of his ethnic outreach work, which included tirelessly warning B.C.’s Chinese community about the evils of the harmonized sales tax. In fact, it was the NDP-Yiu operation that inspired a B.C. Liberal copycat plan.

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The NDP quietly stopped the budget skimming after Doyle pointed out the blindingly obvious, which is that constituency funds are to serve constituents and are not to be diverted to political organizing. It was kept under wraps by the secretive Legislative Assembly Management Committee. This is the B.C. Liberal-NDP co-managed  trough of undocumented MLA expenses and other questionable payments that Doyle has only recently dragged into the light. Both of these schemes have the same stink. Both are intentional abuse of taxpayers’ money for the political gain of the dominant parties. There is no moral high ground for either of them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Global warming is not a hoax Re: We have no control over climate, Letters (March 13) How can anyone, in good conscience, advise our youth that global warming is a hoax?  Mr. Standcumbe is far behind the

times. The current tack of naysayers is to attack the causes of warming, not the unequivocal fact of it. To claim that global warming is a religion demonstrates a profound ignorance of the issue, further rein-

forced by his statement that nothing should be done before India and China act. There’s a lesson for our children. Never lead. No control is the problem, but

not over the climate. Lack of control of our appetite for more – more land and more people to drive more cars to buy more things – makes our economy grow more. Andrew Watt

I realize that it’s wrong to criticize hockey when Stompin’ Tom Connor’s song stating that “there is no game you can name like the good old hockey game” is being played frequently, because of his untimely death. Sorry, Tom, but I can name two or three that equal or surpass hockey in entertainment value; at least as far as I’m concerned. The first of these is soccer. It is

the world’s most famous and mostwatched game, by far. There is one aspect of the game that many find appealing; the sporting start with the inclusion of little kids in the opening ceremonies. This respectful aspect is usually carried on prior to the match and concludes with handshakes amongst opposing team members at the end of the contest. Certainly, there are certain distasteful occurrences to

be endured, such as fake injuries and rumours of game fixing. But by and large this is a superb contest between men (or women) who are in magnificent physical condition and can run more than 12 kilometres during the event. Contrast this to most hockey games we watch. I could mention rugby, of course, with the roughest, toughest go at each other without mercy, or tennis match-

es than can last for hours in blistering heat. Canadian football is another game that is enjoyable, as is hockey, I gladly admit. But, sorry Tom, there are other games many of us can name that do compare with your good old hockey game. Too bad you didn’t write a song about them, but unfortunately it’s too late now. Mike Harvey

There are many other ‘good old games’

Natural resource sector is a real job creator

I would like to send a message to the government and citizens of B.C.: The real job creator in this province is our natural resources sector. Forestry, mining, natural gas, and coal, as well as mineral exploration and even oil exploration, are all key to sus-

taining our provincial economy and creating jobs. The mining sector alone has the potential to create 17,000 new B.C. jobs from more than 30 new mining projects currently being considered. These potential projects, and the good-paying jobs that

Fair trade Easter a step in the right direction We often contribute to the better well-being of other people in the world. This is true with fair trade coffee and is becoming more true with other fair trade consumer goods, such as chocolate. The purchase of fair trade certified products has important consequences. It allows many producers to receive reasonable prices for their products and numerous workers and little producers to climb out of poverty. It also has positive impacts on the environment. We believe that about 15,000 slave children works on farms and cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast, which supplies 35 per cent of the world’s cocoa. In western Africa, they are 300,000 children under 14 working on such plantations, doing hard and dangerous labour. Overall, 14 billion workers live from cocoa plantations, several of them earning around $US300 per year for their work and production.

We should all work towards a world where solidarity is at the heart of economic development. A fair trade Easter would be an immense step in this direction. Bruno Marquis

go with them, are the direct result of a strong B.C. mineral exploration sector, which, in itself, could potentially create another 4,000 good-paying jobs. Bear in mind that,

in 2011 alone, mining and exploration activity generated $10 billion worth of economic activity in this province and provided $800 million worth of revenue for the government to


spend on the services that we, as citizens, need and want. And that’s just from mining and mineral exploration activity! So before we, as citizens, jump on any NIMBY bandwagons,

we need to stop and think twice about how that could hurt our province economically and in turn put jobs and our children’s future in this province at risk. Roop Virk

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Ottawa increases tanker inspections Tom Fletcher Black Press

With one crude oil pipeline to the West Coast undergoing environmental hearings and another waiting to apply, the federal government has announced stricter rules for foreign oil tanker inspections and more coastal flights looking for signs of oil spills. A new Canadian Coast Guard incident command system, improved hazard markers for shipping, increased surveillance flights and research into the hazards of heavy oil were announced in Vancouver Monday by federal Transport Minister Denis Lebel and Nat-


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ural Resources Minister Joe Oliver. The government has also tabled new legislation it says will strengthen requirements for pollution prevention and response at oil facilities and introduce new offences and penalties related to pollution. Foreign tankers will have to be inspected annually, a rule now in place for Canadian vessels, to see if they are equipped with double hulls and other safety features. An expert panel was also announced to review current standards and recommend further rules. Lebel and Oliver described the program as moving to a “world-class tanker safety system,” the term used by B.C. Premier Christy Clark

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last year when she announced conditions for provincial acceptance of increased heavy oil shipments by pipeline and tanker. B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake said the announcement is a welcome step. “We’ll have to look at

how it compares with other regimes, but from what I see here, it goes a long way toward getting to what we understand to be a world-class system,” Lake said. “If we’re going to have this material moved through the province, the environment and the taxpayer

Fraser River Discovery Centre looking for photos Are you an amateur photographer or a photography enthusiast? Have you captured an image of the Fraser River that tells a story? The Fraser River Discovery Centre is looking for photographs for the annual *click* photos of the fraser exhibit that will be unveiled during RiverFest: Inspired by the Fraser in September. From the Rocky Mountains to the Salish Sea, the 1,375-kilometre stretch of the Fraser River is home to almost three million people, each with a unique view of the river. *click* photos of the fraser aims to bring together a collection of these points of view and invites photographers of all ages to submit photographs that capture the life of the

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The 249-metre Everest Spirit makes its way to the Second Narrows Bridge in Burrard Inlet, on its way to Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal in Burnaby. A federal review will also examine tugboat and pilot systems for oil tankers.

have to be protected to the fullest extent.” B.C. hired an Alaska consulting firm in February to conduct B.C.’s own review of spill response. Lake said that step is needed with or without proposed oil pipelines, since there are daily crude shipments from Alaska, exports of Alberta heavy crude from Burnaby, and a general increase in shipping for Asia-Pacific trade. Fuels are shipped to locations all along the coast, and freighters and other ships all carry large amounts of bunker oil for their own fuel. Transport Canada reports that there were about 1,500 tanker movements on the West Coast in 2009-10, among 475,000 total ship movements that year.

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river and the basin. Each year since the exhibit debuted in 2010 as part of the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s annual Rivers Day celebration, *click* photos of the fraser has been refreshed with a series of photographs. Beginning this year, a theme has been added to the criteria and the show will be juried with a first, second and third place honours.  “I am really excited about the changes we’ve made to *click* for 2013,“ said exhibit coordinator Kathleen Bertrand. “I will be interested to see how this year’s theme, Industry on the River, is interpreted by photographers. I am also hoping to get some entries from people who work out on the river.

Their perspective in the exhibit will showcase a view of the river not often seen by the majority of our visitors.” *click* photos of the fraser is a three-part exhibit. Selected photographs will be displayed in the galleries of the Fraser River Discovery Centre, online at groups/clickphotosofthefraser and for one month as Cover Photo of the Month on the Discovery Centre’s Facebook page. Submissions will be accepted throughout the year with only those received by Aug. 15 being included in the jury selection. For more information, guidelines and an application, visit www.

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Cooper’s Foods store manager Jeff Lebsack presents Gillian Yardley, area manager for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, with a cheque last Thursday representing the amount raised during the annual Heart Fund Day. Twenty-five cents from every grocery bag sold on Feb. 9 was donated to the Foundation. Cooper’s Foods raised $657.20 between the store’s donation and contributions by local residents. The money will go towards funding life-giving research, health promotion and advocacy programs, benefitting those in Hope.


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UFV students support shuttle bus service Alina Konevski Black Press

University of the Fraser Valley students are hiring a shuttle bus by September, 2013 to transport them between the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses. The expectation is that this move will pressure the two cities into finally establishing a permanent inter-city public bus. Student Union Society members held a referendum in the first week of March, and results were ratified last Friday. Seventy-five per cent of voters said ‘yes’ to paying an additional $6.75 annually to hire a private bus.

“I’m not surprised,” says SUS president Shane Potter of the high final figure. “We had a lot of positive feedback, and we had a lot of people really supporting it.” This included the hugely supportive campus environmental group Students for Sustainability. Over 1,000 of the 9,500 eligible SUS members cast their votes, a much higher figure than the “norm” of 600 votes in a referendum, says Potter. SUS is now signing a Memorandum of Understanding with UFV, which will take the lead in hiring the bus through an open bid.

“Now it’s just a question of allowing the companies to competitively bid for the route, and start up,” says Potter. UFV will handle the “business side” of the shuttle bus, says Potter. Although the final structure will depend on the winning bid, SUS and UFV are planning for a 40-passenger bus to complete 10 trips per day, from early morning to late evening. For now, SUS student fees are due to cover 60 per cent of the estimated $200,000 bus cost. UFV will cover the other 40 per cent. SUS is looking into advertising on the bus to reduce the financial burden.

Although SUS members will fund most of the bus cost, the bus will be freely available to all 16,000 UFV students, as well as to faculty and staff. The success of establishing the route demonstrates that there is high demand for an inter-city public bus, says Potter. He expects lobbying pressure on the municipal governments to increase as a result. “This is really just a band-aid solution. We hope this lobbies the municipal governments to have a public route,” says Potter. “I don’t believe this is sustainable. I don’t believe this is something we need to be doing every year. What we do need, is the munici-

palities of Chilliwack and Abbotsford to step up and provide a permanent public option.” Laying the full cost of inter-campus transport on students is unfair, according to Potter. “It shouldn’t be on the backs of the university and the students to provide this route. We need a public route.” The cities of Chilliwack and Abbotsford have had an inter-city public bus service in the pipeline for years. The UFV shuttle bus announcement comes shortly after Greyhound, the only mass transit service between the two cities, cut its service by 50 per cent on the route.

Confiscating drivers’ cell phones rejected Tom Fletcher Black Press

Talking and texting behind the wheel continues to be a major road safety problem, but Attorney General Shirley Bond has rejected raising fines or taking away mobile phones to deal with the problem. The tough new measures were suggested earlier this month by

Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham, after an enforcement blitz by B.C. police forces resulted in about 6,000 tickets being issued in February. Graham, chair of the B.C. Association of Police Chiefs’ traffic safety committee, suggested police should also have the authority to seize a phone for 24 hours for a first offence, and for several days for repeat offences. Graham

also referred to $350 fines available for other traffic safety violations. The current fine for mobile phone use while driving is $167. “I’m certainly not considering the seizure of cell phones,” Bond said last week. “I am concerned, though, that we continue to see distracted driving in the province.” Bond said taking away cell phones would create

privacy problems, and she is also not convinced that increasing fines would have the desired effect. “It’s not unlike seat belts,” Bond said. “It took a long time for people in our province to make that a normal habit.” B.C. imposed new Motor Vehicle Act regulations against using handheld mobile devices in January 2010.


Police continue to issue tickets to thousands of B.C. drivers for using hand-held devices. Texting at red lights is also prohibited.

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Yap concealed ethnic outreach plan

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Tom Fletcher Black Press

A review of the B.C. Liberal government’s ethnic outreach strategy has found two “serious breaches” of public service standard of conduct, and evidence that former cabinet minister John Yap was aware of attempts to conceal improper use of government resources. The report identifies former ministry communications director Brian Bonney as spending about half of his work time on partisan activities. Bonney was paid $124,000 over 18 months, when a group of premier’s office staff and other government employees developed a plan to hire three ethnic outreach contractors. A September 2012 strategy memo leaked to the NDP detailed a plan to organize ethnic-themed events, apologies for historic wrongs such as the head tax on Chinese immigrants, and efforts to compile lists of ethnic community members for use by the B.C. Liberal Party in the coming election campaign. Only one contractor began work, and was paid $6,800 before the program was terminated. Both Bonney’s conduct and the hiring of the contractor with a political role are what the report identifies as “serious breaches” of the oath taken by all government employees. Premier Christy Clark tabled the


Cinematographer Spencer Horita prepares the camera for a scene while shooting The Vessel on location at The Teague House in Yale earlier this month. The crew battled wind, rain, and four 12-hour long nightshoots. The Vessel is the new horror/thriller short film by Brodi-jo Scalise set in 1906. A number of local businesses supported the project, including Blue Moose Coffee House, Buy & Save, Colonial 900 Motel, Cooper’s Foods, Dyble Realty, Fraser River Raft Expeditions, Free Rein Associates, Hope Panago Pizza, and Muscleworks Gym.

report by three deputy ministers in the legislature Thursday, vowing to take action on all its recommendations. Clark told reporters the B.C. Liberal Party has paid $70,000 to the government, roughly half of Bonney’s salary plus the amount paid to the contractor. Clark’s deputy chief of staff Kim Haakstad, who organized meetings and distributed the strategy memo in September 2012, has already resigned. The investigation reviewed 10,000 emails from personal and government accounts, and interviewed 27 people over two weeks. One of the emails is to Yap and Bonney from Yap’s executive assistant, Mike Lee, referring to the hiring of three contractors. “It is absolutely critical that we do not leave any evidence in us helping them through this application,” Lee wrote on his personal email account, to the personal accounts of the others. Yap replied: “I appreciate each of your efforts with the three [requests for qualifications]. Great job. Let’s now hope for the best.” Clark said Yap will not be reappointed to cabinet “at this time.” and another staff member, later identified as Lee, has resigned. Bonney left the public service in February, days before the strategy document and minutes of a meeting called by Haakstad were leaked to the NDP opposition.

World Water Day community celebration

INTeRIoR To LoWeR MAINLANd TRANSMISSIoN PRojeCT CoNSTRUCTIoN UPdATe Construction work for the new transmission line continues. Current activities are focused on:


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As part of this work, helicopters are required and currently in service in some areas. The contractor has obtained the necessary permits and permissions and is in compliance with Transport Canada requirements. Wherever possible, helicopters follow routes and schedules that minimize disturbances to residents.



Ish Da Fish will headline the entertainment for the community celebration of World Water Day on Friday at the Hope Station House. Experts will be on hand to discuss the importance of water and how lucky the community is to have access to such an abundance of clean water. A Jam4-Water open mic is planned so people can share their favourite song, story or poem about water. Vegetarian soup, hearty beef stew and fresh bannock will be served. There will also be lots of activities for kids including water drop painting, potato printing and mural painting. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Hope Station House on March 22. For more information, please contact Sharlene HarrisonHinds 604-860-0388.

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CoMMunITy CaLendaR Monday

Hope Al-Anon Group Meeting: Support for friends and families of problem drinkers. Monday, March 25 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital 1275 7th Ave. 604-869-7078


Community Choir: We practice weekly and present one or two concerts a year, as well as participating in the Community Christmas Carol Evening. Tuesday, March 26 7 p.m. Hope United Church 310 Queen St. 604-869-8435


East Meets West: Artist Jan Toland comes from the east coast. She paints animals, birds, flowers and landscapes. Mike Steer is a west coaster who creates far eastern oriental artwork. They have come together to display their work in the back room of the Hope Arts Gallery for the month of March. Hope Arts Gallery 349 Fort St. 604-869-5925 Westie Army Cadets Training: The 1789 Royal Westminster Regiment Cadet Corps program prepares youth age 12 to 19 to become leaders of tomorrow through fun yet challenging activities. Wednesday, March 27 6:30 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 228 344 Fort St. 604-799-8897 Off the Beaten Track: The United Kingdom is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Join travel photographer John Gordon for a tour of some of the U.K.’s lesser-known places. Learn how to get around using plane or bus as well as

other tips on how to make your trip enjoyable and affordable. Wednesday, March 27 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, March 28 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2369 Healthy Living Speaker Series: Hope Library and Hope & District Recreation and Cultural Services have joined together to present this month-long health and wellness initiative. At this event, Jessica Mundia, a kinesiologist, will speak about injury prevention. Thursday, April 4 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2313


Cookies from Around the World: Celebrate Multicultural Month! During the month, bring your favourite international cookie recipe into the library. Shared recipes will be copied and available to take home. Come for the recipes and displays. And, of course, there will also be sample cookies! Friday, March 22 2 p.m. Hope Library 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2313


Manning Park Cross Country Skiing: Ski pass purchase is required. Equipment rental available. Meet at the Curling Rink parking lot for carpooling. Sunday, March 24 11 a.m. 1055 6th Ave. 604-869-9620

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Sports Twists and turns in first round playoff series

Eric Welsh Black Press

If games one and two of Chilliwack’s first round playoff series taught us anything about how games three, four and maybe five will go, it’s that nothing is predictable. The Chiefs lost 3-1 in game one Friday, with Spruce Kings goalie Kirk Thompson stopping 43 of 44 shots? OK, maybe you saw that coming. But did you or anyone else see the Chiefs beating Prince George 10-1 in the Saturday night rematch? That’s not a misprint. 10-1. “I thought we had a good game in the loss, and we just didn’t get the bounces,” said Trevor Hills, who scored three of Chilliwack’s goals. “But we stepped it up another notch and played real well from the net out.” Hills and company learned 3:03 into Saturday’s game that Thompson is not some invincible goaltending beast. Austin Plevy proved that when he beat the stopper with an unscreened wrister from the left faceoff dot. Phil Zielonka did the same a minute later, blowing a shot past Thompson from the high slot. “It definitely showed he was human like everyone else, especially when he was unbelievable the night before,” Hills said. “It was good to get some pucks past him and get him out of the net.” Thompson was pulled 13:36 into period two after giving up five goals on 22 shots, his aura of invincibility shattered. Liam McLeod came on in relief and didn’t fare any better. By the end of the night, Hills had three, Zielonka had two and five Chiefs (Plevy, Josh Hansen, Tanner Burns, Alex Perron-Fontaine and Ryan Donohoe) had singles in a record setting offensive explosion. Chilliwack tied the franchise mark for goals in a playoff game, and set a franchise record for most lopsided playoff win. “This was a lot of fun, but we don’t want to get too high,”


Brodyn Nielsen of the Chilliwack Chiefs toughs it out with Mitch Eden of the Prince George Spruce Kings during Friday night’s game at Prospera Centre.

Hills said. “It’s certainly good for our confidence, which is good for us going forward.” After beating Prince George 5-3 Monday at the Prince George Coliseum, the Chiefs lead the best-of-five series 2-1. Game four was played after The Standard press deadlines. The Chiefs got off to the best start possible Monday, scoring just 20 seconds in. On the opening shift, Philip Zielonka pounced on a loose puck in front of the Prince George cage and punched it

past Thompson for his third of the series. Chilliwack doubled the lead four minutes later on a greasy goal by Josh Hansen. Austin Plevy fired a bullet from the right faceoff circle, and Hansen had the puck hit him before flopping into the Spruce King net. Chilliwack’s third goal was a pretty effort from Zielonka, who scored at 9:31. The 20-year-old came out from behind the net and showed great patience, waiting, waiting and

waiting for roofing the puck over Thompson. Shots on goal in period one favoured Chilliwack 13-4, and they added to their lead just 46 seconds into period two. Zielonka picked up another point, assisting on a goal by linemate Mathieu Tibbett. Tibbett took the feed and shoveled the puck past Thompson for his second of the series. The Spruce Kings got one back late in the second period when Coltyn Hansen scored

on a five-on-three power play, but the Chiefs led 4-1 heading to the final frame. They led 5-1 just 1:02 into period three after a goal by Luke Esposito. The Connecticut player pounced on a PG turnover, came in on Thompson and deked to the forehand, sliding the puck into the cage for his first of the playoffs. The Spruce Kings got that back at 2:47 on a goal by captain Trevor Esau, who beat Chiefs keeper Mitch Gillam clean on a post-and-in

slapshot from the point. They got another at 9:43. Jake Lebrun attacked Cooper Rush on a one-on-one rush, turning the big blueliner inside out. He finished with a low glove-side shot, getting the Spruce Kings within two. With Thompson pulled for the extra attacker and Trevor Hills in the penalty boxing for roughing, Prince George ended the game with a six-onfour advantage. But the Chiefs held tight, getting to the final whistle unscathed.

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The family sadly announces the passing of Juanita (Nita) McAllister on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope. She passed away peacefully at the age of 72 with her children by her side. Nita was predeceased by her father Art Cooper, her husband Adrian, and brothers Gerry and Grant Cooper. She is survived by her mother Alice McLaren, daughters; Darlene, Desiree and Sandra and her sons; Jarrett, Gerry and Leslie, as well as 17 grandchildren. Nita was born in New Denver, BC on August 25, 1940 and has resided in Hope for more than 40 years. She was an active member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Ladies Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed oil painting, crafting, casinos and shopping. The family wishes to thank the Fraser Canyon Hospital, the Hope Hospice Society and most importantly Mark, Wanda and the rest of the staff at Riverside Manor, who were like a second family to her. A Celebration of Nita’s Life and Tea will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Eagle’s Hall, 386 Fort Street, Hope, BC. Condolences may be sent to



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COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR In-SHUCK-ch Nation Administration Office, Deroche. Duties include but are not limited to: D Become familiar with the In-SHUCK-ch Nation Final Agreement and Constitution D Produce and distribute the monthly In-SHUCK-ch Nation Community Newsletter (Ucwalmicw), and other In-SHUCK-ch promotional materials D Assist in maintenance and development of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation and Treaty websites D Follow-up on any outstanding Ratification Communications Planning Activities D Project planning and writing funding proposals as necessary. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: D post-secondary education or equivalent in a communications related field with abilities or training in graphic design and layout D experience working with FTP, Adobe products, Microsoft Office XP, and programming (HTML) D possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License The incumbent will be professional, reliable, courteous, and able to maintain positive working relationships as part of a team. SALARY: D.O.E POSITION DURATION: Temp F/T, April - September 2013

Please forward your resume and cover letter to: Sheryl Rankel, Office Manager In-SHUCK-ch Nation 41290-B Lougheed Highway Deroche, BC V0M 1G0 Fax: 604-820-6873 E:




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F/T Class 1 Heavy Haul Drivers required. 1 year low bed experience & ability to cross border a must. Please email DRIVER’S ABSTRACT with resume to:



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Local Haul Drivers Needed for the following positions;

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and Benefits Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

Full Time - Day & Nights Casual Part Time & Saturdays Class 1 license req. Preference will be given to applicants with previous Super B & Mountain driving experience. SUMAS TRANSPORT INC. is a locally owned & operated transport company with a Competitive Compensation Package.

TEAM DRIVERS required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean driving record. $22.50 per hour. Contact Ron Hutton at Coastal Pacific Xpress at 604-5750983 ext 351 or fax resume to 604575-0973



Camperland RV Resort

requires a couple to provide custodial services. RV site provided for successful applicant. Experience preferred. Couple will be required to maintain our high level of cleanliness in numerous areas of the park. April-Oct. Wages negotiable. Please email resume & cover letter to:

Interested applicants please fax resume and drivers abstract Attn. Darcy (1)604-852-2650 or e-mail



TEAM Drivers required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experiance and a clean driving record. $22.50 per hour. Please fax resume to Blue Land Transportation. at 604-7771049.

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We are accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Manager of Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services in Hope, B.C. Reporting to the Manager of Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services, the successful candidate will oversee the day to day operations related to financial administration, customer service and special events for the Fraser Valley Regional District Recreation and Airpark centres located in Hope, B.C. The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a diploma in Business Administration or a related discipline with courses in accounting, and budget preparation. Experience in customer service, special event management, facility management and operational management in local government would be an asset. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive relevant work experience is required. This diverse and fast paced environment requires the ideal candidate to have good communication skills and leadership abilities. In addition to these attributes, the candidate should be able to mentor staff, and have a “hands-on” work ethic. The salary for this full-time exempt management position is commensurate with experience and is supplemented by a comprehensive and competitive benefit package. For detailed information about this rewarding position and for more information about the Fraser Valley Regional District, please visit our website at If you are interested in applying for this position and joining our organization, please submit a detailed resume, along with a cover letter indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2013-10 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 to:; or mail to: Human Resources Department Fraser Valley Regional District 45950 Cheam Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Hope Standard A17





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GKS Enterprises Inc. o/a Tim Hortons, 250 Old Hope Princeton Hwy. Musts be available for all shifts. Food Counter Attendants. Full Time/Shift Work-Early Morning, Evening, Graveyards and Weekends. $10.25/hr + benefits. Apply at the store listed above or by email:

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COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT & DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS Required for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. and Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Positions avail. in Surrey. Cummins, Detroit Diesel and MTU engine experience considered an asset.

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Please contact Mike e-mail: or fax 604.599.5250

Jakes Construction Ltd has openings for experienced

Licenced Heavy Duty Mechanic

Apply in person with resume to: 665 Old Hope Princeton Hwy. or email:

The successful candidate must be certified with a minimum of 5years experience in field. Skills included ability to repair, troubleshoot, adjust, overhaul and maintain mobile heavy-duty equipment used in construction, transportation, and mining.

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The Fraser Valley Regional District is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the part-time position of Recreation Assistant at the Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre at the Hope and District Recreation and Cultural Services centre in Hope, B.C. The Recreation Assistant must be available for shifts from up to four (4) hours to eight (8) hours in duration anytime between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., and/or split shifts and temporary shifts, inclusive of evenings, weekends and some holidays. The Recreation Assistant delivers aquatic and arena recreation and leisure programs for children, and may also perform Lifeguard duties under the direct supervision of a certified Lifeguard. Qualifications: • must at least 15 years of age and have basic swimming and skating skills; • possess C.P.R. Level ‘C’ Emergency First Aid Certification and be knowledgeable in standard first aid techniques; • genuinely enjoy interacting and participating in activities with children, and engaging them to provide an experience that is fun; • good communication and public relations skills, with the ability to effectively deal with children who exhibit challenging behaviour, and to use tact and courtesy in dealing with customers; • Bronze Cross certification in swimming is preferable. The start rate for this part-time Union position is $11.27 per hour plus 10.2% in lieu of benefits, and upon successful completion of the required probationary period the wage will increase to $12.52 per hour plus either 10.2% in lieu of benefits, or if eligible, participation in the benefit program. Shift differential and overtime are paid where applicable as per the FVRD/CUPE 458 Recreation Group Collective Agreement. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a detailed resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2013-11 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on March 28, 2013 to: or mail to: Fraser Valley Regional District Human Resources Department 45950 Cheam Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6 or fax confidentially to: 604-702-5461 03/13W_FVRD20

Agassiz Harrison Community Services By Tender - Financial Director 10 hours per week The Financial Director is a management level position, responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of the organization. The Financial Director is holding a senior role in internal audit functions. The position requires a variety of responsibilities, from overseeing accounting and monitoring internal controls to countersigning on expenses and commitments. Specific duties and services required • Financial review • Remittances • Reconciliations • Vacation accruals • Bank statements • Staff questions regarding financials • Payroll approval • Review financials for reasonability to identify misallocations • Monthly Financial Reporting Qualification: Professional designated Accountant Weekly estimated time: 10 hours; training hours of staff will be additional. Pay rate: Based on experience and certification. Closing date: till position is filled. Send tender to: Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Fax: 604-796-2517 attention to: HR Department Email:

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Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, aggressive, self starter for a full time truck and trailer mechanic for full time position. If you are interested in this exciting and unique opportunity!





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Fraser Canyon Hospice Society is hiring a

CAMP DIRECTOR The Camp Skylark weekend will be from Sept. 13-15, 2013 and is designed for children ages 7-12 yrs. old who have experienced a death or loss in their lives. The CAMP DIRECTOR POSITION requires the following:

- 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 or by requesting one at email - If you are interested in applying for this position, send your resume with your wage expectation to: e-mail: 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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BRO MARV PLUMBING $49 Service Call. 24 Hrs. Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, Plugged drains. (604)582-1598 or (778)714-2441

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KENWOOD STEREO, CD & cass, 3 ft high speakers, beautiful sound. $95 obo. Call (604)863-2255 LEATHER JACKET, black, biker’s style, size M, excell. cond. $95. Call (604)863-2255 MAGS and tires,17”,215/45ZR17, fits Cavalier/Sunbird etc., very sporty, $100. Call (604)863-2255 MICHELIN TIRES, 2, LT235/ 85R16, 40% tread. $50. for both. Call (604)863-2255 OFFICE CHAIR, black with arm rests, exc cond. $25. (604)8632255


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BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for loving homes. $975. Langley area. 778-241-5504. BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, pure bred at Diesel Kennel, 3 male, $1500. each. Call (604)869-5073 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357


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SINGLE TIRES with lots of tread, 10, 13” - 15”. $10 each or $75 for all. Call (604)863-2255 STEEL TOED leather work shoes, laceless, fireproof tread, like new, size 11 or 12. $45 (604)863-2255


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BRANDNEW PILLOWTOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET. In packaging. Incls. Warranty $200! 604-798-1608 KITCHEN TABLE & chairs, 42” round glass table, rattan frame & legs, 4 rattan padded armchairs on casters, very solid. $1000. Call (604)869-7142




22091 Lake Country Dr Sat., March 23 9 am - 3 pm MOVING SALE Everything must go!


1/2 Acre lot in Hope for Modular Home. Rent or buy the lot. New home $129,900. Call Chuck 604-830-1960. 3 MONTHS FREE PAD RENTAL 1999 MH 14x66 w/bonus 10x10 sunroom. 2x6 const, fire retard drywall. Large private yard 2 bdr 2 bth. Assessed value $68,800, asking $51,900. Call 612-1963

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

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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, 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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2 bdrm apt., adult oriented complex, 4 appliances, newly reno’d, electric heat, N/S, N/P. Call (604)869-9402 or 604-869-1432 HOPE 2 bedroom apt., recently reno’d, available April 1. $700 per month plus DD, N/P, N/S. Call 604869-2727 HOPE

Coquihalla Courts 1030 3rd Ave.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ANTIQUE ORGAN hi back style, decorative & refinished $1000/obo. Photos avail. Call 604-541-9619.


2 Bdrm apt. $650 1 Bdrm apt $575

HOPE, house for rent, 2 bedroom, new carpets, new paint job. $825/mon. Avail. immediately. Ref. & DD Req’d. Call 1-604-795-1433

HOPE, Love to garden? Small house, big yard, 2 bed, 1 bath, F/S/W/D, electric heat, N/S, N/P, new paint, $850/mo + DD. Call 1 (604)795-2797 to view



HOPE, room for rent, rent neg., N/S, Call or text for more details. (604)860-9466



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.

Gordon 604-240-3464 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.

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






HOPE, Bright spacious bottom half of house,1 bdrm w/ loft, sunny side of town, private yard, laundry room, unique layout, partially furnished. $850/mo, util. included. Call (604)869-9069


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.


New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $77,900. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $69,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.


HOPE, 2 bdrm duplex, convenient location, newly renovated, adult oriented building, new s/s appliances, avail. now. Call (604)813-4028


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



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HOPE, 3 bdrm mobile home, owner very ill must sell, make an offer or take for salvage, 5 miles north of Hope in quiet park, needs some TLC. Call 604-869-2022

ALL SEASON TIRES, like new, 2, P-235/75, 15”, 99% tread. $100 for pair. Call (604)863-2255



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12 ft Topper fiberglass boat, needs TLC, $75. (604)863-2255




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HOPE, 2 bdrm, house, $750. Call 1 (604)525-1883

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HOPE, 3bdrm, 2 bath home, with basement and rec room, large fenced backyard with view deck, carport and lots of storage, close to schools and shopping, avail. April 15 or May 1, ref’s req. $1200/mo. Call 604-750-0353 or 604-869-3816 HOPE, 4 bdrm, 2 bath,huge yard, new kitchen & appl., in town, $950/mo, 604-392-7088/604-7012366 HOPE, 4 bdrm home, beautiful park like grounds, downtown, walk to everything, $1450/mo, D/D, N/S, N/P, refs req, avail Mar 1. Call 1 (778)552-5293 HOPE, 4 Bdrm home, downtown, large yard, $900/mon plus util. Avail. May 1 or 15. Call 1-604-5889487 or 604-783-9487





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Notice of Public Hearing to consider Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 1331 & Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1332 for site specific properties in the neighbourhood of Nelson Avenue, Third Avenue and Raab Street on

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers, Municipal Hall Council will hear the views of the public at the above meeting in order to assist them in deciding whether the proposed amendment bylaws should proceed. If you consider that these bylaw amendments affect you, you may make your views known at the Public Hearing. Location of the Properties ‡ /ot , Plan , PI' ,  5aab 6treet ‡ /ot , Plan , PI' ,  1elson $venue ‡ /ot , Plan , PI' ,  1elson $venue ‡ /ot %, Plan , PI' ,  1elson $venue ‡ /ot $, Plan , PI' ,  1elson $venue ‡ /ot , Plan , PI' ,  1elson $venue ‡ /ot , Plan , PI' ,  7hird $venue and ‡ /ots  , Plan , PI'  and ,  7hird $venue.

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Intent of the Proposed Amendment Bylaws 7o amend the 2f¿cial Community Plan /and 8se 'esignation on four of the properties and then rezone all eight of the properties from Highway Commercial C to Commercial 7ransition C . 7he Highway Commercial C zone does not authorize the use of a single family residence thereby making the e[isting dwellings nonconforming. 7he Commercial 7ransition C zone permits both commercial and residential uses. Inspection of Documents If you consider that these proposed bylaw amendments affect you or your property, you have the right to: ‡ inspect the staff report and the proposed amendment bylaws at the 'istrict of Hope 0unicipal Hall during regular of¿ce hours. 7he 0unicipal Hall is open from : am to : pm, 0onday to )riday, e[cluding 6tatutory Holidays. ‡ submit your views and comments to the 'istrict of Hope by letter or fa[ before : noon the day of the public hearing. Please ensure that your name and civic address is clearly printed on your submission. ‡ attend the public hearing and make your views known when the 0ayor asks for comments from the public. $t that time, you may submit a written statement or express your thoughts verbally to Council. $ny enTuiries on this proposal should be directed to the Planning 'epartment.

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