Page 1

1

Fresh, Locally Made

604.491.1235

• 7254 - a Pioneer ave., agassiz

Friday, April 12, 2013

Confetti

The Agassiz ❖ Harrison

2013

&

Our award winning Bridal Magazine Coming Soon!

NOTARIES PUBLIC

Real Estate Transfers 604.796.2925

ahobserver.com › office: 604.796.4300 › classifieds: 604-796-4300 › newsline 604-796-4302

OCP Change

harrison tweaks bylaw to allow for development

3

SluSh CuP

hemlock celebrates year end with annual competition

13

INSIDE

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

Rescue workers, including police, paramedics and fire crews, work together to pull a patient to the road after a vehicle left Rockwell Drive and plunged into Harrison Lake on Friday afternoon. One of the two occupants of the vehicle was airlifted by medevac.

opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 mailbag . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Magpie's B a k e r y

$

entertainment . . . . . . . . 8 community . . . . . . . . . 9 sports . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 classifieds . . . . . . . . . 14

Home of the Burger Family.

Truck plunges into Harrison Lake One sent to hospital via air ambulance after truck drives off road

Jessica Peters The Observer

One person was taken by air ambulance to hospital last Friday afternoon near Harrison Hot Springs, after a vehicle carrying two people crashed into the lake. A white 4x4 pickup truck drove off Rockwell Drive, down a steep embankment and into a shallow portion of Harrison Lake, several kilometres from the Village. Rescue workers, including police, fire and ambulance crews,

worked together to carry the occupants to the road, one on a stretcher. An air ambulance landing area was set up at a nearby beach in the 6900 block of Rockwell, for one person who was transported to hospital due to neck and back injuries. Kent Harrison Search and Rescue was also called to the scene. Fire Chief Wayne Dyer said the two occupants exited the vehicle before rescuers arrived, fearing the truck would sink further into the water.

"They should have just stayed in the vehicle," he said. The female driver, a nurse from India, reported that a green pickup truck came around a corner in her lane. That forced her to the outside edge of her lane, where the gravel caught the front tire of her truck. "She got too close and it just grabbed the front wheel," Dyer said. While police checked the area for a green truck, none were initially found. The truck was pulled out of the water by Mis-

No. 9 Hwy at Morrow Rd, Agassiz

MARCO D. CEDRONE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

ICBC (MVAs) • SLIPS & FALLS • DOG BITES • PERSONAL INJURY - HOWEVER CAUSED

7070 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz BC | 604-796-0415 | www.cascadelaw.com

sion Towing, and a slick of fluids was seen floating in the area around the truck. "There was a little bit of a slick on the water," Dyer said, "And we contacted Environment Canada to report that." There was not a lot of fuel in the truck at the time of the crash, he added. For video of the rescue effort, visit us online at www.ahobserver.com. news@ahobserver.com


2 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013

News

NOW OPEN SUNDAYS NOON - 4PM

WE WILL BUY YOUR GOLD 30 years of trustworthy business SINCE

1981

Abbotsford 604.853.9192 www.leesfinejewellery.com

ALL FOR

16

$

+ TAX

Call Sarah 604-796-4302

Public Notice

FlushiNg oF Water MaiNs

The Village’s Drinking Water Assurance Program requires the flushing of water mains throughout the Village. Flushing of water mains is a key component to maintaining the highest level of water quality throughout the distribution system. Water main flushing may cause a brief reduction in pressure, possible sediment and/or discoloration of your tap water; none of which are a health concern. These changes to your tap water are temporary and will dissipate over time.

For further information or to report extended low pressure problems or discoloration in your water, please contact the Public Works office at 604-796-2171 ext: 232.

Flushing schedule April 22 – MAy 10, 2013 2 nd AnnuAl

Harrison Festival society Fundraiser

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

Workers were busy on Wednesday preparing for the Saturday opening of the Tulips of the Valley festival on Seabird Island.

Warm weather speeds tulip blooms

Jessica Peters The Observer

It was raining most this week, but warmer weather earlier this spring has led to early blooming of local tulips. The Tulips of the Valley Festival at Seabird Island will open

early this year because of the unusually warm weather, and workers on Wednesday were fighting a downpour while preparing the site for visitors. The festival runs until the blooms are done, which is about two weeks.

Featuring

legendary bluesman,

Jim Byrnes & his band, with special guests

the sojourners. saturday, May 11 7:30 pm; music 9:00 pm

HArrison MeMoriAl HAll • silent auction • raffle • door prizes • appetizers • refreshments

The H/A Chamber of Commerce & the Village of Harrison Hot Springs invites you to a presentation on

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING Our keynote speaker, Sundeep Sandhu, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Prospera, will discuss:

The importance of strategic marketing in establishing and building your business. There will also be: • An overview of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs economic development programs; and • Tourism Harrison marketing & event partnership opportunities.

tickets: $75 plus tax ($30 tax receipt) Purchase 8 tickets & your table will be reserved; all other seating is general admission. Tickets are available by calling 604-796-3664 or online at www.harrisonfestival.com Media Sponsor The Agassiz ❖ Harrison

DATE: Thursday, April 18th

Time: 9 - 11am

Harrison Hot Springs Resort Hotel - Coronet Room COST: No charge however with limited seats an RSVP is required. Please RSVP hachamber@gmail.com

LOCATION:

Media Sponsor - Agassiz Harrison Observer

To find the festival, turn at Chowat Road off Hwy 7. Tulips of the Valley is run by the Onos family, and covers 35 acres of land. There will be cut flowers and a small farmers market on site this year, including local vendors. Items

for sale include chicken, pies, fudge, bannock, perennials and jams. There is a parking fee in addition to the entrance fee. Entrance fees are $3 for an adult, $2.50 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under.

Leaders to debate on TV, radio

B.C. party leaders will take part in at least two debates, one on TV and one on radio, in the run-up to the May 14 provincial election. CKNW radio is hosting a leaders' debate at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 26. Invited to take part are B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark, NDP leader Adrian Dix, Green Party leader Jane Sterk and B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins.

A one-hour television debate is set for the following Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. on Global TV, also featuring the four major party leaders. Clark said Tuesday she is challenging Dix to a one-on-one televised debate proposed for May 6. Dix said it would be "disrespectful" to voters and other party leaders to exclude them.

Poll finds 20% of voters undecided

The NDP has a 17-point lead on the B.C. Liberals among decided voters, but one in five people are still undecided, according to a poll released this week by Insights West. The NDP had support of 45 per cent of decided voters, compared to 28 per cent for the B.C. Liberals. The Green

Party was supported by 15 per cent, with 10 per cent backing the B.C. Conservatives. Insights West president Steve Mossop said the poll shows 25 per cent of undecided voters are leaning towards the B.C. Liberals, with 20 per cent leaning NDP. The NDP's biggest lead was in Metro

Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Vancouver Island. In other parts of B.C., the combined decided and leaning vote was closer, with 37 per cent for the NDP and 33 per cent for the B.C. Liberals. The poll contacted 855 adult B.C. residents in the last week of March.


Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013 3

News

AGASSIZ HARRISON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

AGM

Tuesday, April 16th • Time: 2 pm At the museum, 7011 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz New members are welcome. Membership is $10 per year.

Hope & District Minor Hockey Association

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & Early Registration Wednesday, April 17, 2013

6:00pm - 7:00pm Early Registration 7.00pm - 8.00pm Election of 2013/2014 Executive

Hope Arena Mezzanine JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

A narrow strip of property currently designated as resource land may become low density residential land, an item being discussed at a public hearing on Monday night in Harrison Hot Springs.

OCP up for discussion

TWO FREE REGISTRATION DRAWS!!!

Harrison looks at rezoning piece of resource land

Jessica Peters THe Observer

A public hearing will precede the regular Harrison council meeting on Monday night, in order to hear concerns about a drafted amendment to the Official Community Plan. The amendment seeks to add wording to the section of the OCP bylaw that deals with resource lands. It also includes a map amendment, changing an 8-acre parcel of resource land to low density residential. The wording to be added, as Section 8.3.6 is: "Resource land designations will be reviewed and amended to respond to current information or changing conditions." The land in question is the narrow strip that runs along the east side

Wrong Strahl

of Rockwell Drive. It is currently on the OCP's future use designation map as resource land, and is owned by Kingma Bros. Development. "This (OCP change) affects a very singular title," said Ryan Anderson, a development consultant for Kingma. "It has no effect on the rest of the land … This is very specific to a very obscure piece of the Village." In 2009, Kingma purchased a large title of land that includes various properties throughout the Village, including the parcel to be discussed on Monday. "We are just trying to rezone that property," Anderson said, in order to subdivide that portion off of the larger title. He couldn't speak to what would be built on the land, most of which

A story in last week's Observer about funding at Kilby inadver-

AGASSIZ PRODUCE 7266 Pioneer Ave. 604.796.8444 LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED

is steep and described in the OCP as "potentially unstable mountain slopes." But he said the intent is to see what could be developed on the site. "We're going to have to take a look at the situation to see what's going in there," Anderson said. But he added that development is needed in small communities, in order to help pay for infrastructure. "Development is what pays for everything in the city," he said, including roads, water, sidewalks and so on. He added that anyone with concerns leading up to the public hearing, 7 p.m. on Monday, is welcome to contact him through email at ryan@otgdevelopments. com or by phone at 604217-7953. Earlier this week, Ian

tently mentioned an MP Chuck Strahl, instead of the current MP Mark

SPECIALS:

Mar. 21 to Mar. 27

OPEN: Mon thru Sat 9am to 6pm

Crane, manager of development services for Harrison, confirmed that the bylaw amendments are site specific. He said the size of the property would allow for about three homes. While the land seems steep from the road below, he said there is a bluff that homes could be built on. "It's difficult to access," he said, "but anything is possible engineering wise." There are currently five policies surrounding resource land in the OCP. Of those, it states that areas that are difficult to develop will be designated resource on the future land use map. It also permits for uses such as parks and public facilities, recreation facilities, agriculture and single family dwellings (one per parcel.)

For more information, see advertisement on the back page of this edition.

Florida

GRAPEFRUIT

• Register at the AGM and bring in used gear (in good condition) to have your player’s name entered to win a free registration for the 2013/2014 season! • At the end of the AGM there will another free registration draw! NOTE: Parent/Guardian of winning player must be present at the end of the AGM to qualify. Winning registration is for the 2013/2014 season only and is non-transferable.

www.hopeminorhockey.com

03/13W_HMH27

SPRING CLEANUP

2013 YARD WASTE EVENT MUNICIPAL GRAVEL PIT CEMETERY ROAD

Hosted by the Agassiz Community Gardens Society SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 2013 9:00 am to 4:00 pm THE FOLLOWING YARD WASTE MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT NO CHARGE • tree branches or limbs up to 5” (125mm) diameter • prunings • leaves • soil • discarded shrubs • sand or fine gravel • grass sods & clippings NOTE: Residents will be required to separate wood waste, branches and prunings from soil or similar materials to process through a chipper. ALL OTHER MATERIALS ARE PROHIBITED Including tree stumps and branches greater than 5” (125mm) diameter, domestic refuse, animal waste and household hazardous wastes.

Strahl. The Observer apologizes for any confusion.

RUBY RED

Executive Positions need to be filled for the upcoming 2013/2014 season. Please remember that player registration is based on first-come, first-serve basis. The deposit and registration are both needed at the same time to consider your player registered this season.

For further information contact the Municipal Hall 604-796-2235 • www.district.kent.bc.ca

Okanagan

Local Yukon

APPLES

POTATOES

HONEYCRISP

GOLD

California

BROCCOLI CROWNS

Washington COOKING

ONIONS

SENIORS’ DAY: WEDNESDAYS

10% off regular priced produce & grocery items

4 for

1

$

98

10 lb bag

7 /ea

$

95

50 lb bag

18 /ea

$

95

98 /lb ¢

5 lb bag

248/ea

$


4 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013

Stay informed! Find us online, all the time:

www.ahobserver.com A g a ssi z ❖ Ha rr i son

We work for YOU and not the GOVERNMENT.

LEN DAVIDIUK TAX SERVICES “The Taxman Since 1978”

7020 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz Open Monday–Friday 9 am–5 pm • Saturday 10 am-4 pm

604.796.2806

• Personal • Business • Tax Planning • Year round service • BookkeePing

c o l u m b i a

ClassiC & Custom Classi

Title Sponsor

3

BiG DAys

Car Show

School info closer at hand New smartphone app dials in Fraser Cascade schools

19 DAYS LEFT

info@lendavidiuktaxservices.com

b r i t i s h

News

17th Al Annu

FRIDAY thru SUNDAY

April 19-21 ABBOTSFORD At the Abbotsford Airport.

Meet Feature Guest personalities Meet GEnE WinFiElD

Jessica Peters The Observer

There’s a new way to keep in touch with what’s going on in the Fraser Cascade school district. A free smartphone application has been developed and is now available through iPhone and Android cell phones. Once downloaded, a user can select the schools for which they want to receive updates. The app is linked to each school’s schedule, news feed, Twitter account, website,

New Feature for 2013!

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the iconic George Lucas film...

Amerraicfafniti G

It’s ‘CARS, STARS & GUITARS’

See the Tribute Cars!

®

‘FuEl & FirE ’

MEET THE STARS! Bo Hopkins, Candy Clark & Paul LeMat

SANDHU

NITRO DRAGSTERS & JET FUNNY CARS Friday & Saturday Night starting at 8pm

H Street Rods H Customs H Muscle Cars H Race Cars H H Classic Cars and Trucks H Motorcycles H Retro Rods H H Nostalgia Drag Car Showcase H Hot Rod Hotties™ H H Nitro Madness™’ Dragster Cacklefest H Jet Funny Car ‘Shootout’ H H Custom Car Classroom™ H Live Entertainment and Beer Gardens!H Presenting Sponsor:

Feature Sponsors: ABBOTSFORD LOCATION

Associate Sponsors:

®

PMS 186C

80% Black

www.bccustomcarshow.com

604-539-7223

news@ahobserver.com

A new smartphone application connects parents and students to their schools.

Marketing pro speaking in Harrison

Meet GEorGE BArris

phone number and more, and pressing on the links provided will connect the user instantly. The application also has up to date information about the school district itself. All schools within the district are included, from Boston Bar to Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. To find the app, search for SD78 Fraser-Cascade in the Google Play store or iTunes.

A small business marketing specialist is coming to speak in Harrison Hot Springs, and the event is open to the public. Sundeep Sandhu, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Prospera Credit Union, has more than 15 years experience in marketing. He is responsible for identifying and developing key marketing strategies and leading a team that encompasses design, advertising and brand; research and products; customer experience insight; communications; and community and public relations. The event, to be held Thursday, Apr.

Biologist and filmmaker tour B.C. with new salmon documentary

A film about salmon that is sweeping the province will be shown in Harrison Mills. Salmon Confidential, by Twyla Roscovich, follows biologist Dr. Alexandra Morton as she unravels the mysteries of B.C.'s declining salmon stocks using some of the world's top fish labs. Morton and Roscovich are touring B.C. throughout April

and May to show and discuss the new documentary. The 70-minute film documents Morton's journey as she attempts to overcome roadblocks thrown up by government agencies and bring critical information to the public in time to save BC's wild salmon. Learn about our changing coastal ecology, grassroots science-based

2 for $4 Bacon & Eggers

18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., is sponsored by the Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, Tourism Harrison and Prospera. There is no charge, but space is limited so an RSVP is necessary by Apr. 15. The first hour of the event will feature Sandhu, and the second hour will feature presentations from Tourism Harrison and the Village, outlining economic development programs and partnership opportunities. The Chamber regularly hosts seminars for its members, but decided to invite the wider business community to this event. RSVP to: hachamber@gmail.com.

POOF. You’re a morning person.

activism, and the inner workings of government agencies tasked with overseeing our fish and the safety of our food supply. Salmon Confidential will be shown on Apr. 20 at 4 p.m. at Harrison Mills Community Hall, 1995 School Road. You can also watch Salmon Confidential online at salmonconfidential.ca.


Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013 5

News

Harrison Festival Society presents Fun and Sassy Blues Band Band

All-candidates’ meetings start Thursday

24 STREET

The

Public will have the chance to speak to candidates during series of debates Alina Konevski Black Press

Election season will be in full bloom come Tuesday, and the public will soon have a chance to meet and grill all eight candidates for the Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope ridings in all-candidates’ debates. Here are the ones confirmed so far: • Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce: April 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Best Western Rainbow Country-Inn. Registration required for lunch at noon, but the 12:30 p.m. forum is free and open to the public. • WaterWealth Project: April 30 at 6 p.m. at Sto:lo Resource Centre (Building 10), Coqualeetza Site, 7201 Vedder Road. Discussion will focus on issues affecting local water. • Yarrow Community Volunteer Society: May 1 at 7 p.m. at Yarrow Community Hall, with Chilliwack riding candidates only. • Chilliwack Teachers’

Association: May 2 at 7 p.m. at Coast Chilliwack Hotel. Evergreen Hall. • Rotary Club of Chilliwack • Central Elementary Com- Fraser: May 1 for Chilliwack munity School: May 6 to May riding, and May 8 for Chill10. Chilliwack riding candi- iwack-Hope riding, both at dates will present their plat- noon at the Best Western Rainforms separately at the school, bow Country-Inn. and presentations will The Chilliwack be video streamed to community will other schools in the likely organize addidistrict. tional all-candidates’ • Pacific Developmeetings in the runment Pathways: May up to the May 14 8 at 12:30-1:30 p.m. election. at the Central EleProvincial election mentary Community campaigning officialSchool. Discussion ly begins on Tuesday, O/MAhOny will relate to issues April 16, when the surrounding people writ is dropped. with disabilities. Incumbent Gwen Local Rotarians are holding O’Mahony will launch her debates as well, open to mem- NDP re-election campaign bers and their guests: for the Chilliwack-Hope rid• Rotary Club of Chilliwack ing this Saturday, April 13, at Mt. Cheam: For Chilliwack- 2 p.m. in the Chilliwack Mall Hope riding, April 18, and for (across from Sports & Stuff). the Chilliwack riding, April 25. NDP Chilliwack candidate Both at about 7:20 a.m. at the Patti MacAhonic launched her

NDP offers movie tax break

An NDP government would increase tax credits for movie, TV and video game production in B.C., to counter higher tax breaks offered by Ontario and Quebec. NDP leader Adrian Dix said Tuesday that if his party forms a government in the May 14 election, it will increase the tax credit for labour expenditures by foreign and domestic productions in B.C. from 33 per cent to 40. That would cost the provincial treasury $45 million a year, assuming increased movie and TV production. In 2009, Ontario stepped up its tax credits to 25 per cent of all spending for movie and TV production by foreign companies in the province.

Dix said the bigger tax break is to reverse a decline of 3,500 direct and indirect jobs in B.C. last year, with early results for 2013 showing a 32 per cent decline compared to last year. B.C. Liberal MLA Bill Bennett, minister of community, sport and cultural development, said earlier this year that Ontario’s tax credits are not sustainable. Bennett pointed to more than $2 million provided last year for BC Film + Media, which offers financing and marketing support to domestic projects, and the BC Film Commission, a provincial office that helps producers secure permits, crews and shooting locations in B.C.

Suspension rates dropping

Superintendent Karen Nelson recently reported that the number of out-of-school suspensions has decreased notably over the last four years. In a report from the

Feb. 26 school board meeting, Nelson noted that it the change is partially a result from a proactive approach of principals in communication with students and parents,

along with intervention programs such as bully awareness sessions, Challenge Days and PACER forums, all of which help address student behavior challenges.

SHARE SOME NEWS!

WAILERS

Saturday, April 20 8:00pm Harrison Memorial Hall

campaign earlier. Liberals John Martin, running for Chilliwack, and Laurie Throness, running for Chilliwack-Hope, launched their joint campaign last Saturday. The Conservative Party candidates, Michael Henshall for Chilliwack-Hope and Chad Eros for Chilliwack, will officially open their new office on April 19, at #6-45802 Luckakuck Way, 2–5 p.m. Green Party candidate Kim Reimer is hosting a “Meet the Candidate” event this Friday at 6 p.m. at Decades Coffee. Not to be forgotten, B. C. Excalibur Party creator and Chilliwack riding candidate Michael Halliday will appear at some of the all-candidates’ meetings, but has not been invited to the Chamber of Commerce or the Rotary Club events. There has been no notice of Agassiz area debates or events as of press time.

Tickets $22.00 from 604-796-3664 online at harrisonfestival.com or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart

WASHROOM ATTENDANT

Village of Harrison Hot Springs Public Hearing April 15th

Attention:

HArriSon reSidentS!

oCP amendment bylaw 1027 contains wording which removes all protection from Harrison’s green spaces. All of the “resource” lands may be opened up to development by the inclusion of 16 words:

resource lands designations will be reviewed and amended to respond to current information and changing conditions.

the new wording creates a loophole big enough to drive a logging truck through. if you care about your community and your property values, speak up against bylaw 1027 at the public hearing on April 15th.

Call John Allen for more information 604-796-9117

If you have any stories or events that you would like to see in the Observer, either email a letter to the editor at: news@ahobserver.com or call 604-796-4302

TH

This ad represents the opinions of John Allen and not the opinions of this newspaper. Paid advertisement by John Allen

The Village of Harrison Hot Springs is seeking a seasonal Washroom Attendant working under the Public Works Department.

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for servicing the public washrooms to ensure they are functional and presentable at all times. The position will also assist with beach front clean up. Under the direct supervision of the Public Works Foreman the incumbent in these positions will sweep and wash, washroom floors, clean walls, mirror and fixtures along with servicing the washroom facilities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Have general understanding of the principles and equipment used in cleaning public washrooms • Able to read and understand written directions • Able to recognize and repair unsafe or unacceptable sanitary conditions • Able to be polite and understanding in dealing with the public • Able to work independently and follow established routines and procedures • Have a general knowledge and understanding of the principles for building security.

WAGE RATE: $16.20 PLUS 10.2 % IN LIEU OF BENEFITS WORK TERMS AND HOURS OF WORK: Anticipated period of employment mid May to Mid September with an anticipated work schedule consisting of 4 days on and 4 days off with shift hours to be in the range of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please submit covering letter and resumé by

4:00 P.M. Tuesday April 23, 2013 to:

Director of Finance & Human Resources Village of Harrison Hot Springs PO Box 160, 495 Hot Springs Road Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0 or by e-mail to: dcourtice@harrisonhotsprings.ca

Celebrate Life Relay For Life gives you and your community the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, remember and honour loved ones lost and to fight back against all cancers. It’s your community. It’s your fight. Join Relay For Life today. Harrison Hot Springs - June 1st at the Beach & Lagoon

CELEBRATE

REMEMBER

FIGHT BACK

relayforlife.ca


6 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013

Opinion PST’s back; now what? It’s somehow fitting that the conversion back from the HST to the PST/GST occurred on April 1. The way the tax was handled from the outset was a joke – albeit an expensive one. Taxation is never popular. So if a government is serious about introducing a new one, it better do it right. The BC Liberals learned that lesson. And they’ll likely be punished at the polls again for utterly mishandling this, the most fundamental responsiblity of government. What hasn’t changed, however, is our need to reform the PST. That was, after all, the original objective behind harmonizing the federal and provincial taxes. Voters could be excused for forgetting that fact, primarily because it was never discussed with them before the HST’s introduction. Instead, the public learned – without consultation – the new tax was a done deal. The HST held benefits, politicians

B.C. Views

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Are you concerned about too much development in Harrison Hot Springs?

insisted. It would remove hidden taxes that consumers didn’t see but ultimately paid for – taxes that added to the cost of business and stifled economic growth. Yes, there were new taxes, but eventually market forces would even out, prices would fall and prosperity would reign. “Trust us.” Unfortunately, the very people who were counting on the public’s trust had betrayed that trust by introducing a new tax without consulting those who were being asked to pay it. Rather than a more efficient tax, what people saw were taxes on new items that weren’t previously taxed. Anger forced its ultimate repeal. But that victory doesn’t change the fact that British Columbia still has a tax that economists agree is flawed, expensive and inefficient. True, on April 1 we ditched a tax that was introduced through arrogance and incompetence. But maybe the joke’s on us. – Chilliwack Progress

To answer, go to the Home page of our website: www.ahobserver.com

laST WEEK WE aSKEd:

Should schools and hospitals pay for carbon offsets? Here’s how you responded:

Yes 21% No 79%

It’s still pretty easy being Green

Tom Fletcher VICTORIA –This is the first of a series of policy commentaries on the four main parties contesting the 2013 B.C. election. I’m starting with the B.C. Green Party, which has higher than usual hopes for the 2013 election. It was also the first to put out a substantial policy document, albeit one that is still being debated and altered. Green Book 2013 continues the Utopian positions that only a party with no chance of forming a government has the luxury to put forward. For example, they would double the area of parks in B.C., but take 100 years to do it. Immediately, they would almost double the carbon tax, taking it from seven to 12 cents on a litre of gasoline.

Greens would extend this steeply increased carbon tax to industries such as natural gas and cement production. Leader Jane Sterk told me she expects cement producers and the like to adapt, rather than shut down as their competitive position erodes. And what about the extra billions in carbon tax revenues? Sterk says most should continue to go to income tax reductions, as is now the case, because the purpose is to change consumption patterns, not to increase overall tax revenue. Most, but not all. “We think there is an argument to be made for putting, for a period of time, the increased revenue from the carbon tax into creating the infrastructure that allows people to benefit from a carbon tax,” Sterk said. That means transit, and potentially retrofits of homes and other buildings as well. Tax increase aside, this is essentially

The Agassiz ❖ Harrison

the NDP position too. The Greens emphasize wind and geothermal power. Sterk faces the awkward task of arguing against hydroelectric expansion. A Green government would

“Green Book 2013 continues the Utopian positions that only a party with no chance of forming a government has the luxury to put forward.” cancel the Site C dam project on the Peace River. Sterk says it would only serve as a subsidy to liquefied natural gas exports, which she doesn’t believe materialize as international competitors develop. The Greens’ star candidate, University of Victoria climate

P.O. Box 129 7167 Pioneer Ave. Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Phone: 604-796-4300 | Fax: 604-796-2081 www.ahobserver.com

DeaDliNeS Classifieds: Tues. 4 p.m. Display ads: Fri. 4 p.m.

scientist Andrew Weaver, agrees. Both point to vast reserves of Russian gas that may well get to Asia more quickly and cheaply. Sterk said the 35,000 existing gas wells in northern B.C. “are not going to be shut down.” Actually, in the absence of LNG exports, that is exactly what would happen to many of them. The U.S. has its own shale gas supplies, and is B.C.’s only current export customer. Converting transport trucks and BC Ferries to LNG fuel isn’t going to maintain the vast industry blooming in northern B.C. The official Green Party position is to place a moratorium on B.C. gas drilling while a comprehensive water use policy is developed. Current innovations such as reusing municipal wastewater are ignored. The Green platform also demands disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, which the B.C. Oil and Gas OFFiCe HOuRS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

Commission has already done. If one were to design a selffulfilling prophecy that B.C.’s LNG project is doomed to fail, the Green Party platform would be a good place to start. Reading through Green Book 2013, I’m left with the impression that much of it remains calculated as a soothing message for urban voters who have been convinced it’s courageous to drive their cars down to an anti-tanker protest. If Weaver, Sterk or any other Greens get elected, it will be surfing a wave of protest votes from people weary of the B.C. Liberals and the NDP. It will not be due to the practicality or even internal consistency of their polices. It’s still pretty easy being Green. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

CNA

Published at Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, Popkum/Bridal Falls, Rosedale and surrounding areas by the Black Press Group Ltd. Canadian Publications Mail Product Sales Agreement #116572 Copyright and/or property rights subsist in all material appearing in this issue. The publisher shall not be liable for minor changes or errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for other errors or omissions is limited to publication of the advertisement in a subsequent issue or refund of monies paid for the advertisement.

PublishEr andrEw Franklin 604-796-4300

Editor JEssica PEtErs 604-796-4302

news@ahobserver.com

advErtising chris Franklin 604-796-4301

ads@ahobserver.com

classiFiEd FEaturE salEs sarah virtEau 604-796-4300

classified@ahobserver.com

BC Press Council: The Observer is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to : B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org


Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013 7

Mailbag Stop throwing out Council doing good recyclables for community

Stop hiding those recyclable materials in a garbage bag and thinking out of sight out of mind! This is a fabulously gorgeous region to live in. We have majestic mountainous surroundings and an amazing variety of flora to enjoy in awe their beauty. Hence I enjoy taking regular walks like many residents of this area. As I was walking the other day I passed a house that I always enjoy watching to see what is the latest plant to spring up. Thank you to so many of you great gardeners who labour hard to give us a glorious show of colourful creations to enhance our walks. My thoughts when I see such successful gardens is how the gardeners must have such a close relationship with nature as they have spent hours of toiling the earth, realizing our interconnectedness and dependence on that soil to keep producing for our basic needs all that delicious food and fresh tasty water. I approached that house and could see on the roadside their clear plastic garbage bag put out for collection. To my dismay I witnessed the shameful act of polluting inside that bag! All sorts of recyclable material: cardboard, plastic detergent containers amongst other garbage. Come on! Even my 86-year-old mother still recycles so what could be the excuse? There is the local Recycling

Centre and if you are able to turn over a shovel and bend over to work with the soil there is no reason you cannot be sorting your materials and delivering them to this site that ensures ‘your recyclable garbage’ does not add to the burden of an over-consuming society that is already polluting enough the very earth we need to survive on and live off of. The fact of the matter is when a person chooses to buy a product, that person becomes the soul owner of those packaging materials. The burden of where they will go when the consumer doesn’t need it anymore is that consumer’s full responsibility and this person should be thinking of what muck is being handed down to our children. Stop hiding those materials in a garbage bag and thinking out of sight out of mind! It is despicable to think that these polluters can beckon the earth to do its magic and grow wonderful joyful plants on their property, yet the property we all share in common somewhere else, that eventually connects to everyone’s property and aquifer (source of water), can be so illtreated!! I thought gardening belonged to those who know to care for the land! An amazing Youtube to see: "Save our planet-Belgium singing for our climate." Enjoy! Monica Little

Did you ever wonder what our councillors do when they make a trip to Victoria? Our mayor, who is known at the legislature, goes to advocate the needs of the village. Isn’t that the mayor’s job? Yes, but since no visits were made by the previous mayor in the three years before the current mayor was elected, we had little representation during those years. Why should council members and staff represent the village? They lobby for Harrison because we are a small community and we do not have a large enough tax base to pay for very expensive projects such as the upgrade to the water treatment plant.

Was this upgrade project needed? YES, it was required by the Fraser Health Authority and the Canadian Water Guidelines. Harrison received $1.15 million from the Gas Tax Fund transfer when our federal representative came out last week. We also received monies to study for the provision of drinking water service to the southern part of the village. Aren’t the Gas Tax monies ours? Yes, it is “our” money, but without someone going to Victoria to ask for it, we wouldn’t get it! What else have our elected representatives been doing? They’ve been working hard to establish the Eastern Sector along McCombs as a

regional park. A letter from the provincial government read by the mayor at a past council meeting declared that the same land will indeed be a regional park with trails, signs, washrooms, etc. maintained by the province. This means we will all be able to enjoy the park at no extra cost to the village. Also, we needed the agreement of the First Nations, who actually own this land. Because of a good rapport between our elected officials and First Nations, that “go ahead” was given. The villagers do appreciate what the elected officials do for Harrison. Thank you. Jane Kivett

Sudoku April 12, 2013 Intermediate Level

See answers in Classifieds.

Feedback, comments and letters to the editor can be submitted by email: news@ahobserver.com

The Agassiz ❖ Harrison

Rave Reviews...

Office Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday closed Mondays Deadlines advertising: 4:00 pm Friday classifieds: 4:00 pm Tuesday

604.796.4300 | TF: 1.866.865.4460 7167 Pioneer Ave In print every Friday or see us online 24/7: ahobserver.com

While traveling to California for the dispute of the final race of the Piston Cup against The King and Chick Hicks, the famous Lightning McQueen accidentally damages the road of the small town Radiator Springs & is sentenced to repair it. Lightning McQueen has to work hard & finds friendship & love in the simple locals, changing its values during his stay in the small town & becoming a true winner.

The Observer, Petro’s Pizza, and The Video Station are inviting kids up to the age of 12 years to join the Observer Fun Club. When your name appears in this section, come in to the Observer office within 2 weeks with this clipping & you will receive:

• a FREE PIZZA from Pizza Plus • a FREE MOVIE rental from the Video Station • a FREE BOOK from the Agassiz Public Library upon presenting the birthday letter to them.

The Agassiz ❖ Harrison


8 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013

Entertainment

Young at Art show features local students Exhibit at Ranger Station Gallery part of BC Arts and Culture Week

Spring is in full swing at the Ranger Station Art Gallery with a range of terrific shows and an upcoming workshop with our artist in residence.

SAVE UP TO

$

For the month of April the gallery is filled with the masterpieces of Kent, Harrison, ACE, Agassiz Christian School, Seabird and Chehalis students, from Kindergarten to Grade

38

ON YOUR NEXT GROCERY BILL!

ek’s money saving deals de from our team of experts. { Check out this week’s

Just a few of our Featured Advertisers:

your source for FREE coupons

Sign up for free e-Offers and get the inside scoop on the best flyer deals!

@

12, in our annual Young at Art show. Come in to the gallery and vote for your favourites in three categories. An awards ceremony and artists reception will take place on Apr. 21, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. during BC Arts and Culture Week, and all are welcome. BC Arts and Culture Week is a provincial initiative which highlights the artists and art providers in our communities. Now entering its 14th  year,  BC Arts and Culture Week turns the spotlight on the vital contribution that arts and culture make in learning and in life. Music, films, media arts, dance, books, theatre and visual art are a part of daily life, and have a lasting impact. They inspire us, challenge us and broaden our horizons. In May, Jenny Wolpert from Hope will show her paintings in our gallery. Jenny has shown her work several times before at the Ranger Station in group shows, but this will be her first solo show at the gallery and her nature inspired work is always popular

with visitors and locals alike. In June, artist in residence Siobhan Humston will fill the gallery with nature-inspired abstract art pieces. Siobhan’s work reflects the beauty, but also the vulnerability and intricacy of our natural world. During the month of June, Siobhan will also offer a free workshop for adults during which she will offer insights into her life as a working artist as well as share some of her artistic knowledge in the hands-on portion of the workshop. The Ranger Station is operated by the Kent Harrison Arts Council with assistance from the Harrison Festival staff. Our spring/summer hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. We can be contacted by emailing us at kentharrisonartscouncil@shaw.ca or by calling 604-796-2723. Visit our website at kentharrisonartscouncil.com and our Facebook page, ‘Kent Harrison Arts Council/ Facebook’ for up to date information and photos.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Artwork from students across the Fraser Cascade is being featured at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs this month, and the public is invited to come in and vote for their favourites.

ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN 2013/2014

The Fraser-Cascade School District will be offering an All Day Kindergarten Program in September 2013 at Kent Elementary School and Harrison Hot Springs Elementary School. First Nation Language and Culture programs will be integrated into the curriculum. Children who are five years of age on or before December 31, 2013 may enter their first year of school this September. Please bring the child’s Birth Certificate, Immunization Records and Care Card for registration at the school in your neighborhood For more information on the All Day Kindergarten Program, please contact: ♦ Mr. Chris Wejr, Principal Kent Elementary School (604-796-2161)

4-13w FC11

FoR thE oBSERvER

{

Rebecca Schram

♦ Mr. Mark Classen, Principal Harrison Elementary School (604-796-2838)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Family favourite at Harrison Fest The line up for the Harrison Festival of the Arts has been announced, and include a name that may be very familiar for children’s music lovers. Fred Penner will be performing not once, but twice at this year’s festival. He’ll bring his timeless kids songs such as Sandwiches and the Cat Came Back to the beach on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. He will also be the feature performer at Children’s Day on July 10, inside Harrison Memorial Hall. Beach performances are affordable for the public, at $2 per performance. Children’s day performances are included with the price of admission to the activity site, which is $6 per person. In addition to the excitement of Penner, there is a full line up of entertainers in the hall, running each night from July 5 to 14. They include H’Sao, Locarno, Harry Manx, Alan Kelly Gang, Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits, Tambura Rasa, Mamselle and the Wailin’ Jennys. There will also be a literary cafe and a theatre night. Music on the Beach concerts will include the Iskwew Singers, Ezra Kwizera, Cuban Fire, Sandy Bone and the Breakdown, Digging Roots, Ray Bonneville and more. Early bird pricing is in effect until June 21. For more information, visit www.harrisonfestival.com.

Get Connected. advertising + readers = clients

The Agassiz ❖ Harrison ❖ Hope


Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013 9

Community

Take the time to reflect on nature

Custom Window Coverings/Blinds

40%-55%

Earth Day includes screening of Nature’s Invitation

Contributed by Anne Ehret

FRANK MUELLER - Consultant Serving Agassiz, Harrison & Hope 604-316-9398 • Jeneric-system@shaw.ca

For thE obsErvEr

Pussy Willows, Cattails, Soft Wind, and Roses is one of my favourite songs by singer/song writer Gordon Lightfoot and it never fails to fill me with nostalgia for my childhood in Ontario. The memories that come rushing back are always filled with the sounds, sights and tastes of all my days I spent outdoors: the smell of lilacs in spring, the touch of a furry caterpillar, the sound of cicadas on a hot summer day, watching the fascinating praying mantis, the taste of freshly picked rhubarb dipped in sugar, and the sensation of snow melting on my tongue. I remember the excitement I felt when following a dragon-fly in my backyard, finding a broken robin’s egg under a tree, or finding my first dandelion of the spring! I remember lying on the grass watching the clouds by day and the Milky Way by night. And I remember bringing pussy willows and cattails home to my mother. I was a part of the natural world without ever thinking about it. I just was. I suppose I’ve grown up now and I admit that I am not an

select products

WINNERS of a pair of tickets to the

17TH ANNUAL BRITISH COLUMBIA

CLASSIC & CUSTOM

Tradex, Abbotsfor d

April 19-21 The Parks Canada film Nature’s Invitation will be shown at Agassiz United Church on Monday, April 22.

active outdoors type of person and to be honest, there is more “city” than “country” in me. I guess that over the years, nature became part of the outer layer of my world, something I take for granted, and I have let it become separate from me, instead of keeping it a part of me. But I do often still feel the same sense of discovery I had as a child. I still love the change of the season and a good thunder

and lightning storm. I still get a thrill when I lift up a rock in a tidal pool and see the life beneath. The intricate design on a sand dollar totally amazes me and I am absolutely stunned when I remember to look up at the stars. When I hear the call of geese flying overhead, I always stop what I am doing, watch and listen. And it is in those brief moments, when I actually stop,

and tune in, that I get a glimpse of what I am missing. When I think about this, I know that I don’t have to go further than my backyard to discover this awareness again and again. Something happens when I watch a bee or a butterfly at work, when I watch the birds at my bird feeder and listen to the conversations they have sitting in the trees, or go outside at night and look up at Continued on 10

THE ONLY SPRING INDOOR CARSHOW!

•Dave Herfst •Faye Lessing •Morley Walker •Dave Page •Jan Bigelow

The Metro Vancouver “Zero Waste” Committee won’t let the Fraser Valley speak out about the impacts their proposed garbage incinerator would have on our air quality and the health of our citizens. It’s our envIronment, but they’re lockIng us out. We’re here to say: “let the

PeoPle sPeAk!”

Sign the petition at: www.stoptheIncinerator.ca


10 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013

Community

Link plans fifth ride to BC Children’s Hospital Agassiz teen hoping to topple previous fundraising records

Jessica Peters The Observer

EJ Link was sure that last year’s bike journey from Agassiz to BC Children’s Hospital, his fourth, would also be his final one. He had been making the trek each year of high school, and with Grade 12

approaching, it was time to focus on studying to become a pharmacist. But it’s really hard to stop when you’re ahead. To date, Link’s rides have raised more than $10,000, all donated to B.C. Children’s. As it got closer to April, the month he has

The Agassiz Harrison Lions Club hosts the

Miss Maria Slough Pageant DINNER & DANCE

April 20th

Any club or organization can sponsor an entry of 1 gentleman to compete in these categories

SWIM SUIT | EVENING GOWN TALENT CONTEST

25

$

Happy Hour 5 - 6 pm Dinner 6 pm

Catered by Sherry’s Carpathian Kitchen Music by Solowan Sound

• 50/50 • • DOOR PRIZES • • SILENT AUCTION • Ticket info: Jennie 604-796-8480 or Jean 604-794-7503

Agricultural Hall

6800 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz

The Agassiz ❖ Harrison

FRASER VALLEY Harrison Aggasiz Observer

always finished the ride, people throughout the community were wondering when he would be fundraising. They’d come to expect it, and urged him to do at least one more ride. “I got asked frequently,” Link said. “And I thought since I’m still in Agassiz,

let’s do it.” Because he thought last year would be his last, he planned a benefit concert at Harrison Memorial Hall. That raised $1,000 alone. This year, he’s hoping to topple his own fundraising records and arrive at the hospital with $7,500.

Once again, he’s planning a benefit concert at Memorial Hall, and tickets will be $10 each. While he’s still firming up some performers, he’s hoping to fill the evening with a number of acts. Last year, there were eight different acts on stage

throughout the evening. This year’s ride will be on Sunday, Apr. 28, and the concert will be on Friday, Apr. 26. For more information on how to help Link reach his fundraising goal, email ej.link@hotmail.com or phone 604-316-3224.

It's what we do with our time that counts

After a short two-hour drive from Harrison Hot Springs, across the new, futuristic-looking Port Mann Bridge, I once again found myself transplanted to the world of the "fittest of the fit" urban dwellers of False Creek, Vancouver.  It was the first really nice, sunny and warm weekend of the year and seemingly everybody was out and about:  walking, jogging or running, on roller blades, scooters or on any sort and size of bikes one can think of.  The restaurants brimming with guests, boaters getting their boats ready for the upcoming season, aqua buses crisscrossing to and fro, cherry trees blossoming, flowers in bloom — it was a splendid sight!   What always strikes me most, however, is the apparent fitness of everybody. It is the miracle of False Creek I suppose! The weekend was a

fitting tribute to one of the former mayors of Vancouver, Art Phillips, who passed away the week before. He was a visionary leader who achieved in one term (from 1972 - 1976) more than others in several years.  A strong believer in recreation and open public places, he turned around a society which was, at that time, firmly rooted in probusiness. He offered a different lifestyle which profoundly influenced our society. It was at the end of the 1970s when my husband and I were out here for a visit. We were taken to the then-recentlyopened Granville Market, fashioned out of a number of dilapidated industrial workshops, reminders of Vancouver's past.  We also walked on still unfinished pathways along new housing projects which were obviously inspired by Montreal's 1967  Expo's

Fraser Valley Grape Escape

SAT JUNE 1 & SUN JUNE 2, 2013 Novice, intermediate and expert cyclists are welcome to participate!

Ruth altendoRf

Harrison Happenings Habitat. Little did we know then that both our daughters and their families would live there for years to come! The only other place where we had seen developments like this before was in Toronto, Ont. While it was Art Phillips who brought about changes in Vancouver, it was Ed Mirvish who had ideas along the same line in Toronto.  I firmly believe that without leaders like these two men both cities would have gone different, less appealing roads. Instead they flourished and

Vancouver just recently hosted the Olympic Winter Games with great success — at the young age of not much more than 100 years! While in Vancouver, I also read an article in the Weekend Globe and Mail issue about our beautiful Fraser Valley. They wrote about places like Muddy Waters in Harrison Hot Springs, the Back Porch in Agassiz and about River's Edge Restaurant in Harrison Mills, three of my own favourite spots!  But the article made one realize that the days of being "also there" are a thing of the past for the Fraser Valley, that development is unavoidable.  I truly hope that the leaders who will have a say in this are as wise and have as much foresight as the leaders who shaped Vancouver.  The Fraser Valley is too precious to leave room for errors!  Today is day three of my mini-vacation and I will continue to do a

Today’s children suffer from ‘nature-deficit disorder’

From 9

I’ve made friends with many people who have multiple sclerosis and I hope that my involvement with the MS Society will help improve their lives and the lives of others. Mark Lillicrap, Team Member, The Carr Crew

OTHE R E XC ITING MS BIK E TOUR S

Cowichan Valley Grape Escape West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Okanagan Grape Escape

Kamloops Thompson River Ride NEW Squamish Mountain Bike Challenge Vancouver Scenic City Tour Challenge

N AT I O N A L S P O N S O R S

MEDIA SPONSORS

REGISTER NOW! | msbiketours.ca | 1.800.268.7582

lot of walking. I have to. As a responsible person, I cannot let Ruthy, my alter ego, submerse herself into the crowd of roller bladers and other fitness enthusiasts by herself! Perhaps it will be a mini-cruise with the aqua bus to the Olympic Village and lunch at the UrbanFare on Salt Street, named after the Salt Factory of the past. I would like, however, to conclude this article with a very happy story:  It is about our family's Easter dinner including one of my grandsons, his wife and a set of yet-tobe-born twins!  Since twins happened only once before in our greater family, this is quite exciting!  I wish them all the best, especially health and happiness!  Life is like this: We are born and we die, one event brings great happiness, sadness comes with the other, but it is the time in between and what we do with it that counts!

the stars. It is as if time stands still, and I feel a sense of something very magical going on. I become aware that there is a continual interaction and interdependency between everything that lives. Knowing this makes me feel part of something very big, and I begin to understand the real meaning behind taking time to smell the roses. It has been said that many of today’s children suffer from “nature-deficit disorder”, a name for the human cost of alienating ourselves from nature. There is something so very sad about this. Perhaps the antidote to our hectic lives and our race to save our environment is quite literally in our back yards. Perhaps it is as simple as recapturing our awe and love of the natural world, and knowing we cannot live without it. Don’t we protect what we love? As the late biologist Stephen Jay

Gould said, “We cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well – for we will not fight to save what we do not love.” Earth Day this year is on Monday, April 22. Please join us on this day at 7 p.m., at Agassiz United Church, for the film Nature’s Invitation. This film is about a program that Parks Canada has created in an attempt to help new Canadians feel at home and both understand and respect their new country. By being exposed to the natural world at their doorstep, they are discovering the beauty of this new place they now call home. They begin to feel much less alienated and feel a sense of both respect for, and belonging to, their new environment. Before the film we will be serenaded by the local singing group, “aVeva”! Admission is by donation only.


Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013 11

Community Corner

News Pulling together

April 2013

(Due to space limitations, each week we will publish a different set of groups and activities from the community).

Events

Reading – Unbound! Learn how to use your eReader, iPhone, SmartPhone, iPad or tablet to access books NOT on paper. Book an appointment to learn how to access the library’s collection of free digital books. 604-796-9510 Lions TV Bingo Thursday nights at 6 pm on Shaw Cable. Pick up your bingo cards at The Source - Chehalis Store & Ledoux Hardware

Hooked on Books: Agassiz Harrison Library Book Club. Jeannette Walls’ moving memoir “The Glass Castle” a story of an unconventional, dysfunctional & loyal family. Weds., April 24th at 6:30 pm at the Agassiz Library. Refreshments – free! Pick up your book copy & be part of this drop-in, nomembership required club.

Best Rates ☎

Chris @ 604.796.4301

For features in Community Calendar

JESSICA PETERS / OBSERVER

Seabird Island held a community open house in the band’s gymnasium on Wednesday, featuring interactive booths from a wide range of community services, including health care and nutrition, child care, emergency services, youth clubs, First Nations government, and education. Children had their photos taken posing as if they were pulling a canoe, a traditional activity and popular recreational sport.

Learn to take steps to prevent cancer Public invited to learn more at information day in Agassiz

Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. Are you concerned about cancer prevention? In many cases, what we are learning about cancer prevention is still evolving. However, what is known is that your chances of developing cancer can be affected by the lifestyle choices you make. To inform our community during this “Daffodil Month”, the Agassiz Community Health Centre, along with its partners, will be hosting a public information day on Tuesday, Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public library. On site will be health professionals and many informational materials you can take home to read about cancer prevention. So, if you are really concerned about reducing your cancer risk, some simple lifestyle changes can make a difference. Don’t use tobacco; smoking and chewing tobacco has been linked to various types of cancer such as those of the lungs, kidneys, bladder, pancreas and oral cavity. Eat a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats. And, if you choose to use alcohol, use it in moderation because it increases cancer risk.

Maintain a healthy weight and be physically active. This might decrease your risk of cancers like breast, lung, prostate, kidney, and colon. Protect yourself from the sun. Skin cancer is one of the more common ones and one of the most preventable. Avoid risky behaviours that can lead to infections with sexually transmitted viruses such as HIV and HPV. Both viruses are associated with particular

“Your chances of developing cancer can be affected by the lifestyle choices you make” cancers. Finally, getting checked and screened for various types of cancer such as cancer of the skin, colon, prostate, cervix and breast can increase your chances of discovering cancer early – when treatment is most likely to be successful. You can ask your doctor about the best screening schedule for you. Generally, early detection for breast cancer in a woman starts with a self exam in her twenties. In her twenties and

thirties a doctor should clinically examine her breasts every three years; in her forties is the time to start having a mammogram and clinical examination every year. To detect cervical cancer early, a woman should start having yearly pap tests at age 21 or within three years of first sexual contact; this includes touching and intercourse. Screening for colon and rectal cancer in women starts at the age of 50. This involves a physical examination and a fecal occult blood test every year. Like women, men should also be screened for rectal and colon cancer starting at the age of 50. Men at risk for prostate cancer should be tested starting at the age of 45. By the time a man reaches the age of 50, he should be offered a digital rectal examination and information about the pros and cons of having a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. You can do so much personally to reduce your risk of cancer. All cancers cannot be prevented; many factors, including genes, family history and environmental factors, affect cancer risk. But, if you know that there are steps you can take to lower your chances of getting cancer, why wouldn’t you take them? – submitted by Agassiz Community Health

Local Groups & Activities

Group 2 of 4

Agassiz Monday Paint ers est.1961. Meets every Mo n.

from

11 am - 3 pm at Agassiz Un ited Church. FMI call Linda 604 -794-5554

Bette

r Beginnings: Pre/post natal education, nutrition & support. Lunch & childcare provided. Tues. 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. 727 2 Morrow Road. Bigfoot Toastmasters

Club

meets at 7 pm every Mon. evening at the Christian Reformed Church hall, 7452 Morrow Rd. Visitor s always welcome. Agassiz contact: Sam Steenhuus 604-701-9068

Coffee

Break/Story Hour - a weekly Bible Study for lad ies & children 0-5. Weds. 9:30 am Agassiz Christian Reformed Church on Morrow Road. FMI call 604 -796-9474

Council of Senior Citize ns Organizations (COSCO) is

an advocacy group devote d to improving “The Quality of Life” for

all

seniors. FMI call Ernie Bay er @ 604576-9734 or email ecbaye r@shaw.ca

Harrison Community So cial Club Drop-in every Thurs. at

Harrison Hot Springs Memo rial Hall, 9:30 am: cards, darts, gam es & coffee. Contact Jacquie 604-796-3 105 or Suzanne 604-796-1269 Tab le Tennis at 12:30 pm Lea 604-796-0 558

Harrison

Hikers Group offers 4 levels of hikes every Weds. (easy, light, moderate, strenuous) FM I call Ruth Altendorf 604-796-2084 Friendship House Nick el Bingo on Mon. at 1 pm, Tue s. Brid

ge at 12:30 pm, Cribbage at 1 pm, Sit and Be Fit 10:30 am Mon. & Fri. , Drop-in Floor Curling 7 pm Thurs.

Kid

z @ the Cross - Harrison Elementary - Thurs. 6 - 7:3 0 pm Grades 4, 5 & 6 Registratio n & team leader - Carol Cartmell 604 -793-0171 or gospelbrass@shaw.ca Cra fts • Games • Lesson

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES

HUGE FLEA MARKET STARTING APRIL 14TH

Every 2nd Sunday of the month (May will be May 19th) Markets are from 9am to 2pm at the Eagle’s Hall 386 Fort Street, Hope Hosts the Hope Eagles & Lions

Agassiz Legion Branch 32 Events APRIL 13th

Turkey

with all the trimmings .................................6-7pm Dance to Crossfire ...............................7:30-11 pm

APRIL 27th

Jaegerschnitzel...........6-7pm Dance to Wylie & the Other Guy .........................................7:30-11 pm

1846 No. 9 Hwy., Agassiz • 604-796-2332


12 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013

Community

Meet the Pros

April 2013

YOUR SOURCE FOR QUALITY LOCAL PROFESSIONALS

Rick’s Computer Services

Drop by 6438 Lougheed Hwy. (Corner of 7 & 9)

604-796-0538 Rick’s Computer Services

KENT PLUMBING & HEATING LTD. For all your Service, Repair & Installation Needs “One call does it all”

• General Repairs & Data Recovery • Trojans & Viruses Removed • Same day service on all drop offs

604-796-2834 Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

Ryan Souliere Music instructor

Intermediate guitar Advanced drums Rudimentary theory In home lessons

604-796-0538 | 604-378-8250 Certified Musician

Landscaping/Lawncare lawncare & yard maintenance aerating/power raking hedge & tree pruning pressure washing

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE

paver stones/ retaining walls

Drop by 6438 Lougheed Hwy. (Corner of 7 & 9)

604-796-0538

PLUMBING SERVICES

THE

RENOVATOR

THE GUTTER GUY

COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS

GUTTERS – cleaning, repair, replacement Leaf screen or clean outs Pressure cleaning complete exteriors

604-798-6969 Free estimates!

Groundworks

weeding/yard clean up

604-796-2705

604-819-8786

K.C.’s Roofing & Construction • Interior/Exterior Finishing

• Rock

• Commercial & Residential • Fibreglass & Wood Decking • Metal Roofs

Fireplaces

• Laminate Flooring • Renovations • Doors & Windows

KELLY AT 604.819.1936

KJLACROIX62@HOTMAIL.COM

Free Estimates 604-997-1165

❧ ❧

C A ST L E CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

❧ the comfort of clean: ❧ the ease of organized: clutter busting! green cleaning products closet solutions regular cleaning pantry set ups spring/seasonal cleaning office/garage organization gift certificates up/down scale move move in/out

debra cornish 604.798.0480

TO ADVERTISE IN THIS FEATURE: CALL Chris @ 604-796-4301

The following students acheived A Honours at AESS in term 2 for this school year. This list is supplied by AESS, and run as a courtesy through this newspaper. Congratulations to all students on their hard work and great results. Grade 7 Chelsey Baboth Emily Bestwick Natanael Cercel Paul Dumas Jaydin Lees Jessica Lucki Kaela Pope Hannah Sharples Justine Stockely Megan Vander Wyk Grade 8 Jordan Baker Hannah Exley

• General Repairs & Data Recovery • Trojans & Viruses Removed • Same day service on all drop offs

R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

Honour Roll for AESS students

service@castlecando.com www.castlecando.com

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

• Complete collision & glass services • Courtesy Vehicles • Express repair facility - all insurance company estimates written here

966 6th Avenue, 604 •869 •5244 www.hopeautobody.ca

The following students received B Honours at AESS for their work in Term 2. Grade 7 Seleen Banez Kevin Graham Jessica Heffell Georgina Isaac Darrian Jenkins Kaitlin McGillivray Nauness Paul Drew Ramey Tiana Sennie Grade 8 Nicole Callander Tanner Douglas Riley Finlay Kirsten Fleming Alexandria Howe Ben Inkman Matthew Irwin Blake Kafi Alyssa Lawley Bradee Lowe Lauren Lowe Jacob MacPherson Henrietta McInroy Quinton McNeil-Bobb Sebastian Molina Seth Pettis-Adair Martin Skoda Garrett Tailby

Trevan Kozel Serena Madsen Jessica Read Coby Sayo Cody Sayo Emily White Grade 9 Leif Forge Taylor Lees Jacob Lucki Teagean McNeil Braydon Peters Janelle Ryan Euan Sayo Sydney Vander Wyk Autumn White Ian Wilson Grade 10 Zachariah Callander Andrew Cercel Megan Debruin Carl Graham Reese Jacobi Elisha Johnson-Jensen Vanessa Kohuch  Grade 9 Inaki Aguirre Tamara Andrew Cody Beauvais Chase Bestwick Derek Bobb Daniel Cercel Lindsey Debruin Justin DePatie Millar Frederickson Michaela James Shareena Malhi Kayla Myles Makenzie Peters Lauren Reynen Kevin Sanchez Hayden Simon Katelyn VanderEijk   Grade 10 Rachel Brown Jeremy Harris Sean Lau Amber Ruddell Ashley Sicard Esme VanParidon   Grade 11 Devon Armstrong Moise Cercel Adrienne Ferguson Megan Harder Mitchel Heaton Faylen Jenkins

Sara Oleksy Eric Peterson Makayla Pollock Michelle Pollock Hunter Ramey Alex Robertson Melissa Vermette Brooke Visser Grade 11 Kaelin Duncan Desireah Eustache Maggie Eustache Kim Garcia Esa James-Point Nicole Johnson-Jensen Ross McInroy Emma Schram   Grade 12 Jon Cerecl Mikah Bresland Brooke Duncan Simon Fast Kieran Forge EJ Link Brie Robotham Tyler Kafi Shelby Kramer Colby La Fond Baillie Lowe Siequa McNeil-Bobb Jessica Sparks Tianna Stuyt Eric Theede Grade 12 Florin Andrie Amanda Boorman Kim de Jong Shelby Dodd Tommy Hrynkiw Jae Min Hwang Josh Jewett Eric Klody Zackery McNeil-Bobb Spencer McColl Grant Morley Esther Nam Richard Paul Ashton Penner Eric Paterson Kim Peterson Katelynn Shannon Jason Staiger Paige Touchet Hillary VanderEijk Katerina von Albedyhll For a list of students achieving the Effort Roll, see page 15.

q ECHOES FROM THE PAST

Fire destroyed Inkman home

50 Years Ago April 11, 1963 • An Agassiz landmark was declared a total loss despite a long and difficult fight by Agassiz and Harrison Fire Departments. This was the home of Mrs. Bea Inkman just west of the CPR railway crossing on Hot Springs Road. It was a three-story house built by her father, CJ Inkman, in 1909. The top story was completely destroyed. Miss Inkman will move into the house beside the Anglican Church which is empty at the present time. • There will be another ball game between the Harrison and McCaffrey school children on Tuesday night after school. The game last week was won by the Harrison team, and the trophy was an old worn-out “boot” which is presently on display in Mrs. Theriault’s classroom. The McCaffrey

team is determined to get the “boot” back! • Olga’s Style Shop – 7006 Pioneer St, Agassiz. Specials you should not miss. Two dresses for the price of one – Size 4-6X. Ladies wool and wool flannel skirts, priced from $8.95 to $14.95, half price $7.50. • One of the major attractions at the annual plowing match held in Chilliwack last week, were the horse-drawn ploughs, now almost a relic of bygone days. Among the contestants was Mr. Norman Morrow of Agassiz with his well-known team. Mr. Morrow placed third in this year’s events, after taking the lead in the previous year. His team took first prize for best plough team, and second prize for the best decorated team.


Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013 13

Sports

Slush Cup closes out Hemlock season Marty McKinney

For the observer

All in all it’s been a terrific winter season of sliding at Hemlock Valley. The snow has been deep and the temperatures cool to make for some awesome powder and groomed run skiing. The two previous weekends were the best one could ask for in spring skiing, with sunshine and blue skies. But that all changed coming up to the last weekend of operations for the ski hill. I am sure you all noticed the heavy rain on Thursday and Friday last week and it continued on into Saturday morning when some strange environmental conditions rolled in and the rain at Hemlock turned to snow. Thermometers around the valley were showing temperatures ranging from 0C to almost 5C but the snow just continued to fall. A number of skiers pulled out the powder skis and headed for Baby Bowl as they heard the

SUBMITTED PHOTO

The resort held the annual Slush Cup over the weekend to end the ski season.

snow had been falling there for quite some time and if they hurried they could make first tracks in the fresh snow. There were some short periods of rain but nothing that affected the ski runs. By Sunday morning there was close to 10 cm of fresh snow on the ground and it was still falling heavily. Not many came out to brave the snowy conditions as I assume those in the valley were sure it would be raining at

Hemlock but they were wrong. A measurement of the new snow at 3 p.m. Sunday showed 15 cm had fallen and it was still coming down. To close out the day, and unfortunately the skiing season, Hemlock Resort hosted the annual Slush Cup, digging a trench in the snow and filling it with water. Competitors ski down a run, try to make it all the way across the water to safety on the other side, while showing off their style and skiing/

boarding abilities. To me, the distance across the trench looked way too long for anyone to make the distance and keep dry, but I am from an era of long, narrow skis — not these snow boards attached to each foot that the riders use these days. Many of the competitors made the journey the full length of the trench, stayed dry and then decided to try it again. Many others were not so lucky or talented. Now remember the trench was long and the water in the trench would be somewhere in the neighborhood of zero celsius, or just slightly above freezing, so why would anyone who had just survived a trip over the freezing water decide to return to the start line and try it again? Competitors turned out in costumes or lack of something to keep them warm but they all seemed to be having a great time. Now the waiting starts, only eight months until the start of ski season.

New flights between Abbotsford • Kelowna • Red Deer 5 DAYS A WEEK

SPECIAL FARE

$169

BOOK EARLY, W SELL F ILL AST!

includes all fees + taxes Travel one way between Abbotsford, Kelowna and Red Deer Offer valid April 2 - 15, 2013

Toll free 1-877-872-2216 Book online: www.nwal.ca

guaranteed!

Get this term deposit and you could also win† one of ten cash prizes of $2,500. 1.888.440.4480 prospera.ca * Rates subject to change without notice. Limited time offer. Some conditions apply. See branch for complete details. **Rates subject to change without notice. Limited time offer. Increase your rate by an additional 0.01% to 0.25% on your entire term balance. Minimum investment to qualify is $5,000 in new money. Some conditions and contest rules apply. See branch for complete contest details. †Contest ends April 20, 2013. Some conditions and contest rules apply. See branch for complete contest details.


14 Agassiz Harrison Observer, Friday, April 12, 2013 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 7

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

OBITUARIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

114

**ATTENTION: JOB SEEKERS!** MAKE MONEY! Mailing Postcards! www.PostcardsToWealth.com NOW ACCEPTING! ZNZ Referral Agents! $20-$60/Hour! www.FreeJobPosition.com HOME WORKERS! Make Money Using Your PC! www.SuperCashDaily.com Earn Big Paychecks Paid Every Friday! www.LegitCashJobs.com

CAREERS in Trucking. Well established Chip Hauler offers stable secure employment with Extended Benefits, Pension Plan, Direct Payroll deposit and more to Class 1 drivers with clean abstracts and verifiable mountain experience. Apply online: www.sutco.ca or fax resume: 250-357-2009 For further information 1-888-357-2612 Ext:230

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 115

EDUCATION

HELP WANTED

Chilliwack Ford is looking for a parts counter person. The successful applicant must be motivated, organized and possess excellent customer service skills. Experience is preferred however we will train the right applicant. We offer an excellent wage and benefit package as well as a great work environment. If you are looking for a challenging position in a dynamic industry this is the job for you. Email resumes to:

hrdepartment@ chilliwackford.com

DISTRIBUTORS req. FT/PT by international firm. Excellent income potential. Profitcode.biz

or bring them in person to 45681 Yale Rd West, Chilliwack.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ASSISTANT General Foreman Rimex - Surrey. Trade or engineering certification required. Min 10 yrs mgmt exp in manufacturing. Email: careers@rimex.com or Fax: 604-888-7642 IN-HOUSE Graphic Designer --www.circlegraphics.ca/employmentopportunities Please email your application to jobs@circlegraphics.ca --- No Phone Calls Please!

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 33

INFORMATION

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 for work-at-home. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com.

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or Other Insurance? If YES, call or email for your FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION

and protect your right to compensation. 778.588.7049 Toll Free: 1.888.988.7052 Julie@LawyersWest.ca www.LawyersWest.ca

PROFESSIONAL SALES ASSOCIATES Interested in SALES? Outgoing? Motivated?

TRAVEL 74

TIMESHARE

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

76

VACATION SPOTS

$399 CABO SAN LUCAS, ALL INCLUSIVE SPECIAL! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $399! www.luxurycabohotel.com 888-4819660

Gregg Distributors (BC) Ltd. is looking for individuals to fill Outside Sales positions. We offer excellent growth & compensation possibilities. Knowledge of the Industrial & H.D. industries are an asset. Training will be provided to help achieve your full potential. Please fax resumes to: 604.888.4688 or visit Employment Opportunities at www.greggdistributors.ca TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

Full Time Workers Needed CLASS 1 OWNER OPERATOR’S & COMPANY DRIVERS

Fun promos! $11/hr to start, up to $20/hr. No commissions. No sales, no experience, no problem. Start work at noon.

• HIGHWAY (BC Interior & AB.) • FAST-CARDED (Washington and Oregon)

Call Candice:604-777-2195

WE OFFER; • STEADY F/T WORK • COMPETITIVE WAGES • EXTENDED MEDICAL & DENTAL BENEFITS • OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT Requirements/Qualifications: · Valid BC issued Class 1 license & min. one (1) year of safe driving experience · Driver’s abstract · Knowledge of HOS / DOT regulations · Professional in appearance

Our organization is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal people, members of visible minority groups and women.

åå

Irene Hardy January 31st 1923 - April 5th 2013

å

å

It is with sincere sadness that we announce the passing of our mom Irene Oliver Hardy, on Friday April 5th, 2013. Mom was born in Calcutta India January 31st 1923, was educated in Scotland and came to Canada for a holiday when she met our Dad, Fred Hardy and they married September 25th, 1948. Irene is survived by 3 children; Graham (Ellen), Anne (Grant), Rod (Lois), 6 grandchildren; Susan, Alana, Karina, Karen, Ian, Crystal, and 8 greatgrandchildren; Lukas, Martin, Hailey, Jackson, Roman, Judah, Sophie, and Charlotte. Mom, in her earlier years, enjoyed golf and spent many hours on the Harrison Golf course. She also enjoyed playing bridge and floor curling. Mom was happiest when she spent time with her family and friends. Celebration of Life to be held Saturday April 13, 2013 at 1:00pm at the Friendship House 7272 Morrow Rd., Agassiz. If so desired, donations may be made to B.C. Children’s Hospital.

R

Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. www.hendersonschilliwack.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

134

GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES EXPERIENCED SERVERS & BARTENDERS

Sasquatch Inn is looking for Exp. F/T & P/T Servers/Bartenders. Competitive wages, excellent benefits include dental & extended health. P/T & F/T must be able to work evenings, weekends & days. Preference will be given to those with BC Lottery Certification. Must have reliable transportation. Email resumes with cover letter, refs & copy of “Serving it Right” to: sasquatchinn@shaw.ca No Phone Calls Please

130

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

A Seafood distribution company is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated individual with a strong drive to excel for the position of Vice President. Strong oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Mandarin is an asset. Must possess strong analytical, mathematical and administrative skills. Must be open to travelling and able to work under pressure. Must possess MBA degree and several years of experience at senior management level. 604-5836833.

160

HELP WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

SPIRITUAL PHYSIC HEALER Specializing in Palm, Tarot Cards, Crystal Ball Readings. Reunites loved ones Solve all problems of life.

One visit will amaze you! Call today for a better tomorrow.

604-653-5928 182

Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

TRADES, TECHNICAL

ENSIGN INTERNATIONAL is looking for Drillers, Night Tour Pushes and Rig Managers. If you are interested in attending one of our information sessions to hear more about our global opportunities, call 1-888-367-4460 to book into a session near you!

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

BENEFIT PACKAGE!

FINANCIAL SERVICES

• MONEY TODAY! • Instant Approvals • No Credit Checks • Privacy Assured

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Cut your debts in half & payback in half the time. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500. BBB rated A+

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Need CA$H Today?

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC F/T position available for heavy duty mechanic to maintain fleet of trucks. Hydraulic & welding experience preferred. Must have valid driver license and own tools.

Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office.

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

Please email resume to:

jobs@atlasg.net or by Fax to: 604-294-5988 TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

130

HELP WANTED

130

HELP WANTED

Temporary ACCOUNTING/DATA/HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT POSTING # 2012-053E SUMMARY: We are seeking applications for the temporary exempt staff position of Accounting/ Data and Human Resources Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer. This is covering a maternity leave for a one-year period starting on June 17, 2013. This position includes a competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications and experience.

ANSWERS

OBITUARIES

Resume to crosback@telus.net

April 12, 2013

7

2 AND 4 strk small engine mechanic. Chainsaws,lawn mowers,outboards. Wage negotiable, benefits aval. Start today!

Sudoku

All Cash Vending Route. Earn $72,000 Year Potential. 9 Secured Hi-Traffic Locations. Investment Required $3,600 + Up. Safe Quick Return. 888-979-8363

HELP WANTED

Please submit resume & current drivers abstract to: bccareers @canadacartage.com or fax: 604-888-5887

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

130

151

Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250

.1-800-936-6033, 604-681-8651 Alzheimer Society BC

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SIGN UP ONLINE! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

The position requires an individual who is interested in detailed and challenging work and is able to function successfully in an environment with changing priorities and projects occurring simultaneously. The successful candidate will possess superior interpersonal and communications skills and have demonstrated organizational and planning abilities in addition to some or all of the qualifications below: 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

箽—ùÊçÙ‘ƒÙ››Ùó®ã«çÝ Maintenance Supervisor ,ĞŋĞLJƌĞĞŬ͕ ` &ŽĐƵƐŽŶƐĂĨĞƚLJƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ ` /ŶĚƵƐƚƌLJůĞĂĚĞƌŝŶǁŽƌůĚŵĂƌŬĞƚƐ ` ŽŵƉĞƟƟǀĞŽŵƉĞŶƐĂƟŽŶƉĂĐŬĂŐĞƐ ` ^ƵƐƚĂŝŶĂďůĞďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐƉƌĂĐƟĐĞƐ ` WƌŽŐƌĞƐƐŝǀĞĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚ  Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment with opportuniƟes Ĩor conƟnuous growth and development?

Apply today at www.tolko.com

Grade 12 plus formal post-secondary education in business, accounting or human resources or the equivalent training and experience; Three to five years in a similar support role preferably including experience in employee relations and/or accounting; Computer proficiency in the Windows environment using Microsoft Office software; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, work independently, perform duties with speed and accuracy and work effectively under pressure and tight deadlines; Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential and sensitive issues, and strong problemsolving and analytical skills; Experience in the pubic school system would be an asset. A more detailed description is available at the address below. Applications with full supporting documentation, including three references, to be forwarded by:

2:00 P.M. FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 to: Natalie Lowe-Zucchet, Secretary-Treasurer School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) 650 Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Phone (604) 869-2411 Fax (604) 869-7400 Email alimb@sd78.bc.ca 4/13w FCSD4


Friday, April 12, 2013, Agassiz Harrison Observer 15 PERSONAL SERVICES 188

PERSONAL SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

188

LEGAL SERVICES

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555. 1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting $35hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)491-8607

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

bradsjunkremoval.com

Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

329 PAINTING & DECORATING HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

RUBBISH REMOVAL

374

TREE SERVICES

ELECTRICAL

603

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

C & C Electrical Mechanical • ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

www.paintspecial.com Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

LANDSCAPING

ACREAGE

810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

851

625

1996 HONDA CIVIC, 2dr, auto, fully loaded, st#322 $2,400. 1995 CHEV CAMARO 2dr, auto, T-Top, black, runs good, aircared, st#279 $2,900. 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sdn auto Aircare low km st#313 $2,900 2002 CHRYSLER NEON 4dr auto Aircare sunroof runs good ST#147 $2,900 2003 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass auto Aircare full load st#357 $3,500 2005 CHEV OPTRA 4dr hatchback, auto, aircare, runs good, st#356 $4,400 2005 FORD TAURUS auto fully loaded air care low kms only 99km st#318 $4,500 2007 PONTIAC MONTANA 7pgr Van runs good no accidents ST#312 $4,900 2006 PONTIAC WAVE 4dr auto sdn low kms fully loaded Aircare st#353 $5,888 2006 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr sdn auto fully loaded st#292 $6,500 2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, runs good. ST#364 $6,900. 2006 SATURN ION 4dr auto sdn fully loaded st#349 $6,900 2007 FORD FUSION 4DR auto, loaded ST#250 $6,900 2006 CHEVY UPLANDER ex 7 pgr fully loaded ow km dvd st#342 $6,900 2008 KIA SPECTRA 4dr auto hatch back fully loaded st#352 $7,777 2007 FORD FUSION 4dr sdn aotu full load Aircare st#321 $7,900 2008 NISSAN SENTRA, 4dr, auto, fuel loaded, low kms. Only this week. st#332 $8,900. 2007 JEEP COMPASS 4dr auto 4X4 Aircare loaded ST#336 $8,900 2009 CHEV IMPALA 4dr auto, loaded ST#325 $8,900 2008 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto low km fully loaded st#332 $8,900 2006 DODGE CHARGER SXT 4 dr, auto, leather, fully loaded, ST#365 $10,900. 2009 NISSAN SENTRA low km 4dr auto st#328 $10,900 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr sdn auto full load low kms st#331 $11,900 2010 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pgr, fully loaded, roof rack st#355 $12,900

FOR SALE BY OWNER

ANMORE: Treed .9 level acre + 4 Bdr house. 1 km from Buntzen Lake. 604-240-7907 Wendy

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

636

477

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

MORTGAGES

PETS

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

knoke trucking

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: lovethem@telus.net BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, bred at Diesel Kennel, 4 mo old, 3 male, $1000. each. (604)869-5073 BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. M/F. Black & white. Vet checked. 1st shots, $600. Call 604-250-4360

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540

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

.langleyautoloans.com,

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? • Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

2006 CHRYLSER SEBRING Touring Edition

RENTALS 130

HELP WANTED

130

HELP WANTED 700

Pretty Estates Resort is seeking experienced servers, bartenders & events personnel.

778-997-9582

REQUIRED SKILLS • Professional attitude • Warm & friendly manner that is welcoming to guests • Possess excellent interpersonal skills • Ability to work with minimal supervision • Ability to work independently but must also be a team player • Strong ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment • Flexible, reliable & punctual • Certification: Serving it Right & Food Safe

RESPONSIBILITIES • Serve guests & golfers at the restaurant, weddings, corporate events, charitable benefits & golf tournaments

338

PLUMBING

BRO MARV PLUMBING $49 Service Call. 24 Hrs. Plumbing, Heating, Electrical, (604)582-1598

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

• Previous experience is an asset • Wages will commensurate with experience

If you are interested in this position, please send your résumé, with an attached cover letter, to wanda@prettyestateresort.com We thank all applicants for their submissions; however, only candidates who have been selected for further consideration will be contacted.

ABOUT PRETTY ESTATES RESORT Pretty Estates Resort is an award-winning resort, home to Rowena’s Inn on the River, Sandpiper Golf Course and River’s Edge Restaurant. Pretty Estates is located 15 minutes away from Harrison Hot Springs in Harrison Mills, BC. To learn more, visit www.prettyestateresort.com .

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $1000 (604)308-5665 MALTESE pup, male, 9/weeks, 1st shots, dewormed & paper trained, non-shedding, $800. 604-464-5077

POMERANIAN pups. Ready to go. M & F. Health guar. 778-838-2700. www.pomeraniansbyparis.com PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Auction - April 13th @ 11 Spring liquidation of BRAND NEW equipment! From the manufacturer to the auction block! www.KwikAuctions.com 1-800-556-5945 - (Burnaby)

• Process payment transactions accurately & efficiently • Must be at least 19 years of age • Part-time & full-time positions are available • Previous experience is an asset. Preference will be given to those who have knowledge of the tourism & hospitality industry • Available seven days a week, including statutory holidays, for various shifts particularly during the months of May to September

706

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

Eastcan Roofing & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626 www.mainlandroof.com GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 1-855-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

RENT TO OWN

4 door, V-6, Auto, Loaded. Excellent Condition. Air Cared. Only $2450.

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualification Required! FLEXIBLE TERMS! Cloverdale 60th &176th Spacious 708sf. 1 bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req. 604-657-9422

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

533

FURNITURE

BRANDNEW PILLOWTOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET. In packaging. Incls. Warranty $200! 604-798-1608

551

Find FIND THE HOME OF YOUR s! DREAMS!

AGASSIZ - 1 BDRM, recent reno, coin laundry. $595 avail now. Wayne, Stratatech Consulting LTD. 604 799 0259

Check out bcclassified.com’s Real Estate section in the 600’s.

AGASSIZ - 2 bdrm, 2 balcony, $725/m + util . N/P, N/S. DD & refs req’d. (604)799-3898

HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated, $575/month includes utilities. Avail now. Call 604-794-7132

736

HOMES FOR RENT

EASY ACCESS to Hwy. Well maintained side x side duplex, central Abbots; 3 bdrms (2 up, 1 down), 2 full bath, 6 appl’s including dishwasher, washer, dryer. Fully fenced yard. NO SMOKING, ref’s req’d. 33188 Brundige Ave., Abbots, rebeccamurdock@shaw.ca; 604-910-4801, $1200/mo., May 1. HARRISON HOT SPRINGS House for Rent 694 H.S.R $900/mth + utils, lrg. 2bdrm, 2 bath, dining rm, living rm, kitchen, + laundry. Refs Req. N/S, N/P. For viewing call John. Cell: 604-793-8593 Home: 604-796-8905

827

TRUCKS

VEHICLES WANTED

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 Black Clear Title 42,420 KM $16,700 milcorinne69@gmail.com (905) 664-2300

830

MOTORCYCLES

GOLD Wing Trike 2005 GL 1800 30th Anniversary Edition, Silver 17,677 Miles Clear Title One Owner. For any questions call (250)8287184 or jessie4603@gmail.com

836

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

2008 Rhino ATV. 2 Seats w/ safety bar. Like new! Only 80hrs of operation! $8499. Call John. cell: 604793-8593, home: 604-796-8905

845 SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly &

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

548

604-556-4242 ABBY.

APARTMENT/CONDO

Harrison Hot Springs - Lrg. 1bdrm apt. Washer & dryer insuite. Nonsmokers only. N/P, DD & ref. req. $630/m. Avail. now. 604-793-5335

750

SUITES, LOWER

604-855-0666

www.keytrackautosales.com

TRANSPORTATION MARINE The Scrapper

810

AUTO FINANCING 912

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS - Moving sale, entire contents must go! 351 Chestnut Ave. Sat and Sun 9-3

560

MISC. FOR SALE

***HOME PHONE RECONNECT*** Toll Free 1-866-287-1348 Cell Phone Accessories Catalogue Everyone Welcome To Shop Online at: www.homephonereconnect.ca

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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

2006 FORD F350 crew cab diesel 4X4 auto long box runs good st#282 $10,900 2008 FORD F150 REG CAB 4x4 auto long box ST#207 $11,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT CREW cab diesel 4X4 auto long box runs good ST#309 $14,900 2009 GMC HD QUAD cab 4X4 auto long box runs good Only This Week St#274 $15,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel only 156K st#17 $15,900 2006 FORD F350 XLT crew cab diesel 4X4 auto long box only 160Km st#310 $15,900 2005 CHEV 2500 HD LS cr/cab Duramax diesel leather 4X4 auto ST#190 $15,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT, crew cab, diesel, 4 x 4, auto, short box only 162K, ST# 826. $15,900. 2008 2007 FORD F150 XLT super crew 4X4 auto fully loaded st#348 $15,900 2007 FORD F150 XLT super crew 4dr 4X4 auto very low kms only 86,100 fully loaded ST#348 this week only$16,900 2007 FORD F350 LARIAT crew cab diesel 4X4 auto short box ST#275 $18,900

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

ROSEDALE- NEW daylight 1bdrm suite, Prv. ent., f/p, f/s, d/w, w/d, covered deck, parking, N/S, N/P, utils incl. 2 min freeway access. $700/m. Call (604)794-7057

GARAGE SALES

AGASSIZ - Multi-family, Village Gate townhouse complex 1530 McKay Crescent Saturday, April 13th 9-3 No early birds!

TRUCKS & VANS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

PETS

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

604-475-7077

TRANSPORTATION

America’s Best Buy! 20 Acres-Only $99/mo! $0 Down, No Credit Checks, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Owner Financing. West Texas Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure 1-800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

627

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

300

REAL ESTATE

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720 OUTBOARD FISHING BOAT 2000 Tracker Aluminum 90H.P Merc. w/ Trailer. Special price $7900 Call John. Cell: 604-793-8593 or home: 604-796-8905


16 Agassiz Harrison Observer Friday, April 12, 2013

Village of Harrison Hot Springs NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Village Office 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs will 2 hold a Public Hearing, pursuant to Section 890 of the Local Government Act of British Columbia, as noted above, on the following items.

1. Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1027, 2013 Location:

The Municipality of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, Section 13, TP 4, R 29, W6M, NWD Portion Fractional Except Plan PT subdivided by Plan 251 and except PT subdivided by PL 9656, 9786, 27133, 38836, 48818, 53383, 66843, 66844, 66845, 66846, 70213.

Purpose:

The bylaw proposes an amendment to Official Community Plan Bylaw 864, 2007.

Resource to Low Density Residential

I. Text Amendment A. That Schedule 1-A, the Official Community Plan Text of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs Official Community No. 864, be amended by including the following section: 1. Section 8.3.6 – “Resource land designations will be reviewed and amended to respond to current information or changing conditions.”

II. Map Amendment A. That Schedule 1-B, the Future Land Use Designation Map of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs Official Community No. 864, be amended by redesignating a portion of the lands located on the north section of the lands, adjacent to Rockwell Drive, legally described as Section 13, TP 4, R 29, W6M, NWD Portion Fractional Except Plan PT subdivided by Plan 251 and except PT subdivided by PL 9656, 9786, 27133, 38836, 48818, 53383, 66843, 66844, 66845, 66846, 70213, as outlined in heavy black outline and cross-hatched on Schedule 1 of this Bylaw from Resource to Low Density Residential.

2. Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1028, 2013 Location: The Municipality of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, Section 13, TP 4, R 29, W6M, NWD Portion Fractional Except Plan PT subdivided by Plan 251 and except PT subdivided by PL 9656, 9786, 27133, 38836, 48818, 53383, 66843, 66844, 66845, 66846, 70213.

Purpose: The bylaw proposes an amendment to Zoning Bylaw 1020, 2012.

I. Map Amendment A. That Schedule A, the Zoning Map of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs Bylaw No. 1020, be amended by rezoning a portion of the lands located on the north section of the lands, adjacent to Rockwell Drive, legally described as Section 13, TP 4, R 29, W6M, NWD Portion Fractional Except Plan PT subdivided by Plan 251 and except PT subdivided by PL 9656, 9786, 27133, 38836, 48818, 53383, 66843, 66844, 66845, 66846, 70213, outlined in heavy black outline and crosshatched on Schedule 1 of this Bylaw from Resource Reserve (RR) zone to Low Density Residential 3 (Small Lot) – R-3 zone.

B. That the map appended hereto designated as Schedule 1 showing such amendment is an integral part of this Bylaw. The document is available for review on the Village Office website at www. harrisonhotsprings.ca or at the Village Office located at 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, during business hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Persons who deem that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment Bylaws, will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing, or if you are unable to attend, you may send your written submission to the Village Office, PO Box 160, Harrison Hot Springs, BC VOM 1KO no later than 4:00 p.m. April 15, 2013. All submissions will form part of the record of the Public Hearing. The proposed bylaws may be inspected between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from March 25, 2013 to April 15, 2013, inclusive, in the Village Office, 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC. Please direct your enquiries to the Manager of Planning and Community Services 604-796-2171. Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Debra Key, Corporate Officer

4 Resource Reserve (RR) Zone to Low Density Residential 3 Zones (Small Lot)

Agassiz Observer, April 12, 2013  

April 12, 2013 edition of the Agassiz Observer