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It's election time again, and The Observer has asked the four candidates hoping for your vote about a cross-section of issues. We asked how they would deal with the maintenance of Kent's waterways, how they help drive tourism in Harrison, how they would fight for our air shed quality, health care and the province's economy. We also asked what one issue they feel deserves attention. Their answers can be found starting on page 3 in this paper, and online at www.ahobserver.com. The candidates in this 40th general provincial election are: Gwen O'Mahony (NDP,

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incumbent), Laurie Throness (LIB), Michael Henshall (CON) and Ryan McKinnon (IND).

Historical voting When this riding went to the polls on Apr. 19, 2012, the results swung in favour of the NDP. Longtime Liberal MLA Barry Penner had retired, and Laurie Throness stepped into his place. It was a contentious local race, with the leaders of all parties visiting Agassiz, Harrison, Chilliwack and Hope repeatedly throughout the campaign, introducing both their candidates and their platforms. But the voter turnout for the byelection was lower than usual, at 41.1 per cent (13,375 votes). Of those votes, the NDP's Gwen

O'Mahony won 41.9 per cent, Throness earned 32 per cent, John Martin earned 25.2 per cent running as a BC Conservative (this time around he's running in the Chilliwack riding as a Liberal) and Libertarian Lewis Clarke Dahlby earned 1 per cent of the vote. That was a huge turnaround for this riding, with Penner winning 53.3 per cent of the vote in 2009, the last general election. In 2009, O'Mahony earned the only other solid vote count, with 33.4 per cent, while the rest of the votes were spread across the Conservatives, Greens and People's Front.

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May 14, advance voting is already available. Voting is available now in district electoral offices until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. Advance voting started this Wednesday and runs through Saturday, May 11 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. General voting is Tuesday, May 14, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. In Agassiz, vote at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall at 6800 Pioneer Avenue. In Harrison Hot Springs, vote at Memorial Hall, and in Harrison Mills, vote at Harrison Mills Community Hall. The next election following this one will occur in 2017. For more information, visit www.elections.bc.ca. news@ahobserver.com


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Q&A with Chilliwack-Hope candidates Waterways, tourism and health care questions answered

Question 1: Proper ditch maintenance is essential to the survival of farmland in Agassiz, and to ensure proper drainage for the entire District of Kent. Maintenance of these waterways has become increasingly difficult due to provincial and federal regulations. How do you plan to assist both the District and landowners in ensuring proper maintenance is carried out annually?  Michael Henshall, (BC Conservatives): Proper ditch maintenance is essential to the survival of farmland and the entire district of Kent. Myself and the BC Conservatives would ensure that decisions regarding waterways of the  area would  be for the ben-

HENSHALL efit of farmers and the protection of private property.  My belief is most farmers in the area consider conservation of wildlife in their  farming practices. There are definitely better times in the season  for ditch maintenance  than others (ie. not  in spring when waterfowl and other creatures are nesting or raising young). Consultation with local stakeholders (farmers & the District of Kent) is the answer to

find appropriate times for ditch cleaning. As far as I am concerned I would  advocate for  efficiency in dealing with the red tape to get the job done!  Another issue that requires immediate consideration is the filling of the Fraser River with silt and gravel. A local in the Yale area recently told me that last years high water (that flooded some areas outside the dike in Chilliwack) was  much below the high water mark  in Yale. This among other indicators tell me that the Fraser River needs immediate dredging in the middle of the channel. Dredging the middle of the channel will have minimal or no impact on fisheries and will be  prudent maintenance for the protec-

tion of our communities in the Fraser Valley. Ryan McKinnon (Independent): To make this a reality all stakeholders involved will need to come together and weigh all of the pros and cons of the current drainage system.As an MLA i would research the practicality of the current drainage system and its impact on the environment as well as annual upkeep costs. The question i have is how can we have the least impact on the environment and keep maintenance costs to a minimum? Gwen O’Mahony (BC NDP): I am dedicated to working with all stakeholders on this issue. I have already spent time discussing this complex

issue with the District, with farmers and with environmentalists. I believe that it’s important to support local agriculture in this region while also finding ways to balance competing priorities such as conservation. Jurisdiction over the ‘environment’ and ‘species at risk’, is divided between the federal and provincial governments and if elected I

will hard on a solution to this issue both provincially and federally. Ditch drainage has been an issue in Agassiz for several years now to no avail. This community needs a leader who will work in full consultation with stakeholders and who is committed to visiting sites and meeting with individuals affected by this issue.

Laurie Throness (BC Liberals): I am concerned about the viability of Agassiz farmland in the face of legislation that protects endangered species. I will be a bridge builder and a peacemaker, furthering the interests of farmers – to grow food for Canada - by negotiating a way forward that also observes legislation.

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Candidates offer plans to boost local tourism industry Question 2: Harrison Hot Springs relies heavily on tourist activity to maintain its business economy. How do you envision working with the municipality to help boost interest in this area of the riding? Michael Henshall: Harrison Hot Springs is a very popular area that people are naturally drawn to. With a robust economy that can be realized with the right government there is ample money in the economy for spending on local tourism. As for  international tourism, a provincial government has the responsibility to be diplomatic to retain good relations with  countries who's citizens would like to

visit and spend their tourism dollars here. I believe  upgrades to the Lougheed Hwy and proper maintenance of existing roadways into Harrison are important factors in attracting  tourists from the city.  I would advocate for  ongoing maintenance  of our local parks (ie. Hicks  Lake)  and the stocking of trout in some lakes like Hicks. I would be willing to meet, listen and  work with locals and local representatives to develop  a plan  for the areas prosperity.      Ryan McKinnon: In order to boost the local tourist industry in small communities, I would work close with Chamber of Commerce members as well as local

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business owners to help navigate through the red tape that plagues new and evolving ideas from becoming a reality. Gwen O'Mahony : A BC NDP government will support Destination BC as BC’s industryled, formula-funded tourism marketer and will stimulate the growth of our creative and film sectors. I am committed to working with municipalities and regional tourism boards to promote tourism, and will promote Harrison Hot Springs as an ideal setting for filming, for conferences and for family vacations. Laurie Throness: Tourism is a priority for BC Liberals – it’s

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Question 3: What would you do to protect the Upper Fraser Valley air shed, while balancing the growing need for waste management?  Michael Henshall: Myself and the BC Conservatives are unanimously opposed to the Metro Vancouver incinerator.  We all agree we must protect our air quality.  The  NDP and Liberals have not  taken the same stance. Even it the local Liberal candidates say they are opposed Christy Clark and Environment Minister Terry Lake are not. For the time being

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the Cache Creek disposal site is proven to work.  For the future there is a proposal to barge the waste up the coast to a site. Whatever the future method for waste disposal our air quality needs to be protected.

Ryan McKinnon: We need to maximize our transit system, less cars on the road means less emissions. We need to all personally challenge ourselves to minimize what we buy that will end up in our landfills. Gwen O’Mahony: This issue is of vital importance to residents of the Fraser Val-

O’MAHONY ley. Due to the Fraser Valley’s geography and airshed, air pollutants from the Lower Mainland are concentrated towards the east end of the Fraser Valley, in Chilliwack and Abbotsford. This means that a new incinerator facility in the Lower Mainland could pose a threat to the air qual-

ity of the Fraser Valley and cause health concerns related to particulate matter and dioxin emissions. Residents of the Fraser Valley have made their concerns known. If the BC NDP forms the next government in British Columbia, I will be a strong voice for residents of the Fraser Valley. This means that any incinerator proposals must pass rigorous, site-specific environmental assessment processes and must specifically address the concerns around air quality, health and environmental impacts in the Fraser Valley.

These concerns must be addressed in the environmental assessment process, not as part of a “working group” as the Liberals have proposed. We would look forward to meeting with you in person to discuss such concerns.    Laurie Throness: I would oppose the waste incinerator that is being contemplated by the GVRD, through the Environmental Assessment process that the BC Liberals will require the project to undergo. I believe that, working together, we can stop the project and keep our air clean.

Insulin pump program discussed Question 4: Will your party support extending the insulin pump program to include Type 1 diabetics over the age of 18?  Michael Henshall: I absolutely support a strong Health Care system for all British Columbians. The insulin pump program for adults seems very reasonable and I agree should be implemented. The two tax and spend parties, BC Liberals and former BCNDP have left our provincial Health Care system in a shambles. We have the lowest per capita nurses in the country. The BC Auditor General has addressed that the problem lies in the inefficiencies and the bloated bureaucracy in the system, but it remains. This is causing huge waste so that British Columbian's tax dollars are not going where we want them to. The BC Conservatives have the only plan to scrutinize these expenditures and streamline the inefficiencies in the system. I personally commit to getting rid of government waste so that our provincial Health Care System can prosper and programs like the insulin pump program can be available for adults.   Ryan McKinnon: The type 1 insulin pump program has my full support for those over 18 as it helps maintain those

POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS AGASSIZ—SEABIRD ISLAND Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When: May 1, 2013 to July 31, 2013 Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in Agassiz—Seabird Island. Boundaries: North: The end of the powerlines by the mountains. East: Seabird Island First Nations at Wahleach Road and Lougheed Highway South: Fraser River West: The Agassiz Cemetery and the Kent Substation Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards.

afflicted with the condition better health thus keeping them out of emergency room beds.At the same time saving the health care system millions of dollars yearly. Gwen O'Mahony: Adrian Dix has first-hand knowledge of the challenges and expenses that come with a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. That’s why we will extend insulin pump coverage to young adults aged 19 to 25. The BC NDP has also committed to strengthen primary and community health services to relieve pressure on acute care, especially in rural areas. We will improve access to multidisciplinary health clinics and teams including nurse practitioners, rehabilitation professionals, psychologists, social workers, midwives and other health professionals. Laurie Throness: In 2008 the BC Liberal government began to fund insulin pumps for all Type 1 diabetics under aged 18. I am unaware of the policy and cost implications of extending this to all adults. I am, however, committed to ongoing support for diabetics, and to our policy platform, which envisions spending $2.4 billion more on health care than we are spending now, over the next three years.

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available online, to advise residents of the proposed amendment. Included in the amendment is a change to the question period that would allow questions to only

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Election hopefuls ponder pressing issues, global competition Question 5: What do you feel is the most important issue in B.C. that is not getting enough coverage?  Michael Henshall: The most pressing issue currently facing B.C.  are the  inefficiencies and bloated bureaucracy  in  provincial government that is hindering our tax dollars from getting to where we want them in Health Care, Educa-

tion, and Justice. The Auditor General of BC has addressed these inefficiencies but no provincial party has a plan to deal with them except the BC Conservatives.   Ryan McKinnon: First and foremost the dysfunction of our current Ministry of Children and Families. Gwen O’Mahony:

Two absolute priorities for me, stemming from my work in Opposition and my work prior to being elected, are ensuring that today’s youth have the skills they need for tomorrow’s jobs and making sure that supports are available for those with developmental disabilities. I am proud to be running with a party that has made these issues a priority too.  The BC NDP will

strengthen Community Living BC by conducting an independent review and providing more funding for direct services. And we have made skills training the cornerstone of out platform. We will make key investments in skills training, student grants and apprenticeship. These steps to make postsecondary education more affordable will help British Columbians obtain the

skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. Over the next three years, a BC NDP government will invest an additional $350 million to make post-secondary education more affordable and improve our skills training and apprenticeship programs. Laurie Throness: My personal priority is to provide more long-term

treatment for those addicted to drugs. We do a great deal to combat the supply of drugs through police action, and this must continue, but providing more long-term treatment would help to reduce the demand for drugs, thus alleviating poverty, homelessness and general human misery, in addition to reducing property crime, violence, and criminal networks.

Candidates offer competitive ideas for B.C.’s economy Question 6: How can B.C. stay competitive in the global market?    Michael Henshall: To start, one thing  that myself and the BC Conservatives would do to stimulate economic growth in Chilliwack and BC is to support, growers, fishers and processors with a branded communications program called "My British Columbia" to sustainably build capacity within BC's agricultural industry. A BC Conservative government would also provide families and businesses with an annual tax credit of up to $500 to encourage increased purchases of qualifying locally grown, raised, caught and processed agrifood products at retailers, restaurants and farmers markets throughout British Columbia. My British Columbia would provide shoppers and diners with a tangible incentive to choose locally grown, raised, caught, and processed agrifood products more often. The program

would also provide businesses within the agri-food sector with access to branded communications tools to aid in the accurate identification and promotion of BC agri-food products at home and outside the province nationally and globally. We lost close to 4 billion dollars to cross border shopping last year. These lost dollars do not help our local businesses and there is no tax revenue coming back to areas such as our HealthCare, Education, and Justice systems. This initiative is crucial to reversing this trend. We have also fully costed the elimination of the 'Carbon Tax' over four years. This is a punitive tax that makes our products less competitive with other jurisdictions. We are the only jurisdiction in North America with the tax and it goes into general revenue. This tax punishes farmers, ranchers, people for driving, heating their home and makes their groceries more expensive. Again this sort of tax pushes  BCers with the option to buy things

such as gasoline to areas that do not have the tax (Alberta and the USA) This tax also penalizes people in rural areas or in colder parts of the province. We want to keep dollars in the local economy and stay competitive   and these are a few ways to do it. Ryan McKinnon: To stay competitive in the current Global economy British Columbia needs to get the Mining sector in full steam. We have an abundance of precious minerals that are in great demand right now.In doing this we need to enforce strict environmental practices at the same time utilizing our grassroots labour force as opposed to importing workers. We need to start manufacturing more finished wood products from our forest as well as planting more trees. Gwen O'Mahony: A sustainable, diversified economy that creates new opportunities, good jobs, and a strong middle class is the foundation of the BC NDP platform.

We will focus on the fundamentals that promote private sector growth, entrepreneurial innovation, and we will tackle the growing skills gap and make post-secondary education more affordable. We will support a diversified economy by investing in forestry, mining, agriculture and oil and gas industries, as well as film, high tech, and tourism. We will help communities create thriving local economies, with a strong middleclass, successful small businesses and a thriving entrepreneurial culture. Some specific policies include expanding the BC Training Tax Credit Program for small and medium-sized

Sasquatch returns

Sasquatch Days is returning for a second year. The two-day event was a huge success last year, drawing in

thousands of visitors. It will be held June 8-9 throughout Harrison and will include canoe races, a salmon barbecue,

bannock, dancers, an artisan market, walking tours and more. Watch this newspaper for more information.

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businesses that hire coop students from BC’s colleges, institutes and universities; establishing a wage subsidy program for non-profit enterprises that hire co-op students; bringing back the successful Buy BC marketing program and expanding it to include non-agricultural products made in BC; supporting Destination BC as BC’s industry-led, formula-funded tourism marketer and working with small and local business owners to implement

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the BC Small Business Accord. For more details on how the BC NDP grow our economy and reaming competitive please see our platform available at www.bcndp.ca/plan.   Laurie Throness: BC can stay competitive globally by strengthening its infrastructure to get goods to market. In this regard the BC Liberals are building the Asia-Pacific Gateway, a $22 billion transportation network. We also need to

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diversify our export markets. BC Liberals are already well on the way. While 70% of all BC exports went to the US in 2001, today only 40% does. This shift makes us less reliant on one neighbor, and spreads our economic risk over many trading partners. Finally, we need to capture emerging markets. We are planning to seize our opportunity to develop a new, multibillion dollar Liquified Natural Gas industry in BC’s north, using the revenue to pay off our provincial debt.

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Opinion Voting isn’t difficult If the last time B.C. voters went to the polls is any indication, you're just as likely not to cast a ballot in Tuesday's provincial election as you are to mark your X. In 2009 just 50 per cent of eligible voters turned out at the polls to make their voice heard. In fact voter turnout has been declining steadily since 1983, when 70 per cent of eligible voters exercised their franchise. It's not like voting is hard work. Short of knocking on your front door and sticking a ballot under your nose, Elections BC has made it increasingly easier and more convenient to vote. Advance polls opened Wednesday, and they'll remain open through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters could also cast their ballot at their nearest electoral office from the call of the election right up until election day. There's an electoral office

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in every riding and they're open until 4 p.m. It's even possible to vote by mail. Residents who won't be in their electoral district on voting day can vote in any other riding in the province. In Comox, voters can stay in their cars, as a drive-thru polling station will be set up at a former car dealership. And while Elections BC has studied the viability of online voting, there's no guarantee that would increase voter participation. In Markham, Ont. where residents have been allowed to vote online in the past three municipal elections, participation didn't increase, but it also didn't decline. So really, there's no excuses not to vote. Not even the distraction of a Canucks' playoff run.

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NDP to voters: trust us B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – When Adrian Dix took over as B.C. NDP leader two years ago, he struggled to communicate, especially in the sound bites of radio and TV. There was a running joke in the legislature press gallery: It didn’t matter what question you asked him, you got a six-minute answer that ended with the evils of log exports. Even more than under Carole James, the NDP railed against log exports. “B.C. logs for B.C. jobs” became one of Dix’s favourite slogans. As the election approached, another Dixism was heard daily: “Say what you’re going to do, say how you’re going to pay for it.” So it was a surprise a few weeks

ago when the NDP signaled it would essentially not offer a policy on log exports. They’re going to meet with “stakeholders” and come up with a plan after they get a majority government. This is exactly the same nonpolicy the NDP had in 2009. They don’t have an answer to the industry’s point that the high price gained by premium logs in foreign markets is what keeps many loggers working, and subsidizes the harvest of other logs for B.C. coastal mills. Another thing the NDP doesn’t like is private power development. This issue featured prominently in the NDP leadership contest two years ago.   Leadership contender Mike Farnworth told the party faithful he would study independent power purchase contracts, and if he found that they are not in the public interest, he would “mend them or end them.” Another leadership hopeful, energy

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critic John Horgan, allowed that he would “break” contracts if necessary. By this spring, Dix had a new non-position on power purchase contracts. He will “assess them and address them.” The printed

“It was a surprise a few weeks ago when the NDP signaled it would essentially not offer a policy on log exports” platform promises a review “within the limits of existing contracts.” Either they plan to risk a costly legal battle, or they’re just paying lip service. All you have to do to find out is elect them. Labour code changes are another blank slate. A memo from the B.C. Federation of Labour executive to members

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last year described how they were working closely with the NDP to rewrite B.C. labour law. The NDP election platform punts this issue until after the election as well, promising an independent expert panel to decide on issues like whether to end secret-ballot votes for union certification. This isn’t just a bad idea, it’s a 30-year-old bad idea. It’s based on the destructive old notion that employers are the enemy of workers, and only a union can protect them. The long decline of union membership in the private sector isn’t caused by employer bullying or secret-ballot votes that protect employees’ freedom of choice. The cause is global competition. The only protection workers have from that is their own efficiency. Balancing the budget? An NDP government will strive to do that over “the business cycle,” says finance critic Bruce Ralston. OldOFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

timers might remember this one. It’s taken from the NDP’s 1991 election platform. Yes, 22 years ago there was a widespread belief in a predictable four-year cycle of commodity prices and other economic determinants. Whatever was left of that dusty, faded picture was erased with the financial collapse of 2008. If you still believe in a predictable “business cycle,” you may be willing to accept that an NDP-led B.C. will become the first jurisdiction in human history to eliminate poverty, by setting annual targets and paying out borrowed money to lowincome parents. On ferries, fracking, union contracts, capital construction and other weighty matters, the NDP’s answer is the same: trust us. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Politicians destroying democratic process Re: Don't snooze this one out Editorial (April 18) You and other editors lament the low voter turnout in poor federal and provincial elections. You think voters don't realize how important their vote is and what a privilege it is to be able to vote. It seems to me that the voters are not the problem. They have every reason to be apathetic and cynical. It is the politicians that are

destroying the democratic process. It starts with the nomination papers. Only those who won't make waves and stick to the party line will get the nod, regardless of who the voters in any riding may prefer. Once elected, many treat the voters with condescension bordering on contempt. You suggest that voters learn all about the individual candidates, the party policies and their promises.

However, we know from past experience that what they promise or talk about before the election may be totally different from what they do afterwards. Moreover, some politicians change from one party to another when they feel they have a better chance to get elected. So much for principle! On what basis do I make my choice? Hartmut Schmid

‘When did we stop caring?’ I guess this is a bit of a sound off at the dumping going on of grow-op trimmings and soil. I like to enjoy the beautiful settings that we have in and around Chilliwack. Such things would be our two rivers: the Vedder and Fraser. Each are very important to this area.

They support all kinds of business and recreation. It’s become  very evident the growing drug industry in Chilliwack from the evidence we’re finding on back roads, dikes and river trails. Either direction you head, either river grow show mess, stripped insulation from wires,

roofing waste, building debris and common yard waste and even the odd car. When did we stop caring? When did we stop reporting these incidents?  Why do we let them get away with doing these detestable things? Isn’t there anything the police can do? The city?

Senseless vandalism angers This letter is for the person(s) who early Sunday morning thought it would be fun to pick up a large rock and throw it into the back window of my pick-up. Why? Because it was fun to destroy something that wasn’t yours? Did you stop and think how it would be if this was your vehicle that was randomly damaged and now you have to fork out the deductible because the perpetrators were drunken cowards and ran away? Yes, I am sure you all ran away thinking oh that was sooo much fun. Remember this fun when you become

the victim and remember how you felt in the morning, stretched, yawned and scratched thinking, “Wow, I threw a rock and broke someone’s truck window while they slept unawares.  Yup that was me, brave warrior, superhero and now, ha, they will pay!” Then you’ll get up and see what your mom has made you for breakfast. I pity you if this destructive life is the one you choose to take. If you don’t want that life, then take responsibility. Man up and apologize. P. Szerencsi

Neighborhood Watch? Citizen Patrols? Just a sad mark for Chilliwack. Even sadder is that some individuals are breaking the bags apart to see if there is still useful drugs inside. A terrible mess. Dave Clarke

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An inmate at Kent Institution was found dead in his cell Friday. Jesse Lahn, 33, was serving a two-year sentence for robbery, attempted indictable offense, possession of property obtained by crime, kidnapping, unlawful con-

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The Emergency Operations Centre, housed at the Agassiz Firehall, held an open house on Saturday to increase public awareness of services available in the area. About 50 people took in the event, said Gerald Basten, the area’s new Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, which included Kent Harrison Search and Rescue, both the Agassiz and Harrison fire departments and the Red Cross. Trevor Neels won the door prize, a family preparedness kit donated by the Red Cross.

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The public got its first look at the overall 2013 budget in the District of Kent on Monday night, and it includes a tax increase of 5.22 per cent. Judy Lewis, Director of Financial Services, broke the increase down into two amounts — 2.77% for operating and capital expenses and 2.45% for policing. There was a general tax rate increase in 2012 of 0.8%, which was not enough to “adequately provide for infrastructure and operating requirements,” Lewis explained. Like many other B.C. municipalities are reporting, the change from HST back to a GST/ PST system will also cost the District more for operating costs. The budget, which received three readings and will likely be adopted at next Monday’s council meeting, did include some good news. The District of Kent has been very successful in applying for and receiving grants to help fund projects, totaling just over $1.6

million in 2013. That includes $337,189 for a Small Communities Grant, $330,000 for the Hammersley Pump design and flood box construction, $290,000 for the townsite sewer main replacement program and $250,300 for the

“This is a significant achievement for council, and staff, for a community this size” Judy Lewis community infrastructure improvement grant. “This is a significant achievement for council, and staff, for a community this size,” Lewis told council. Some of the projects included in this year’s budget are the renovations at the old firehall/munici-

pal hall ($170,000), an upgrade to the sand/salt bin and fuel shed ($20,000), work on Cameron Road from Humphrey to McCallum ($100,000) and the new dog park area at the riding ring ($5,000, see page 10). The District also has set out plans to clean about 11.26 kms of ditches, with the largest area being the Westlin ditch (4.20 km). That number is down a bit from last year, Lewis said, and is an estimate that could change depending on needs. While council recently voted to increase acreage levies, those increases won’t be charged until 2014, and will be brought in gradually up to 2016. Sewer and water rates also increase slightly this year in Kent. Lewis offered an example of property taxes and charges for this year in Kent. For a $307,000 assessment for a single family home, taxes will be $2,935, the second lowest in all communities from Vancouver to Hope. news@ahobserver.com

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Changes are being made to the riding ring at Centennial Park to accommodate dogs as well as horses.

But in a recent survey that went out to the community, 62 out of 67 respondents indicated that if an off leash dog park were available, they would use it. The ring will still be available to the current members, and they won’t have to pay their membership fees for the duration of the one-year pilot project. But they will be limited to those

days assigned for riding, Hilts said. Four days will be allocated for dogs, and three for horses and riders, he said. Signs will be put into place outlining the specifics. While it will be an off leash area, dog owners will still be expected to clean up after their pets. A special unleashing area is being constructed near the horse entrance, and

special fencing is being added to the outside of the current fence as a measure to keep dogs from escaping. The fencing will remain the same on the inside, for the comfort of riders. Public feedback will be crucial to the pilot project, Hilts said, and he hopes to hear from users as the project moves along.

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Kent students engage in outdoor classroom Lessons in ecology taught on the river’s edge Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

The water that runs through the rivers and streams is important, but only part of the watershed, Kent elementary students learned this week. Students were invited to take part in an outdoor classroom on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, through the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning. With three separate stations set up on the edge of the Fraser River and on the

grounds of the Fraser River Lodge, they moved through learning about aquifers, mineral soils, sturgeon and salmon, and how they’re all related. “Most of our water is hidden underground,” volunteer instructor Kelly Pierce told the students. His station included a large foam mat that represented the underground aquifer, made up of mineral soils, and a forested foam mat to cover it. The kids were invited to spray the foam aquifer until it

was soaked, to illustrate how much water the aquifer holds. Without water in the aquifer, the students learned, our forests would dry up and we wouldn’t have drinking water. Along the river, children took turns reading out cue cards with topics about salmon and sturgeon, gravel removal and much more, while more volunteer instructors led discussions around those topics. news@ahobserver.com

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:

Construction Management at Risk, with Option to Convert to Stipulated Price Contract Addition to Community Recreation & Cultural Centre - District of Kent - RFP #2013-05 1. The District of Kent (the Owner) invites proposals from experienced Construction Managers and/or General Contractors for construction of their proposed addition to a Community Recreation & Cultural Centre at 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, British Columbia. The form of procurement will be through Construction Management At-Risk, as outlined in this proposal request. 2. The Work of this Contract consists of approximately 1,314.0 sq.m. (14,145 sq.ft.) of construction including an addition of pre-engineered metal building, plus wood frame construction with masonry and metal cladding, plus minor renovations to the existing facility and associated site works. 3. The existing building on site is the existing Fitness/Activity Centre. The Fitness/Activity Centre will remain fully functional during construction. The completed facility (existing plus addition) will be named the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre. 4. The Owner intends to appoint a Construction Manager at-Risk Contractor through this proposal call, to assist in the implementation of the project. The form on Contract for Construction Management will be the CCA Document 5 (1998) Canadian Standard Construction Management Contract Form plus Amendments and Supplements. 5. The Owner will have the right, at its option, to require that the Construction Manager to assume the role of Contractor under a stipulated sum contract based on the bids received from sub-trades, and an acceptable total Contract Price. The Form of Contract for a potential subsequent stipulated sum contract will be the CCDC-2 (2008), including Amendments and Supplements.

New location and entertainment on tap The Agassiz Farm Fresh Market season will soon be starting and it looks like it is shaping up to be a successful one. This will be the fourth year of the market and new this season will be the location. The parking lot of the Agassiz - Harrison Museum will host the market every Thursday afternoon, starting June 6. The new location should prove to be a busy one with all the vehicles passing through, says Judy Pickard from the Agassiz Visitor Info Centre and Museum. The market runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to until Sept. 12. Canada Day, (July 1) and the Agassiz Fall Fair will also host markets. Also this season will be a few late evening markets that will be held in conjunction with the District of Kent’s Pioneer Park Twilight Concert Series evenings.

6. The remuneration for services of the Construction Manager at-Risk Contractor will be based on:  LLDÀ[HGIHHIRU3UH&RQVWUXFWLRQ6HUYLFHV iii. a fee for Services and Work as Construction Manager at-Risk Contractor as percentage of construction Cost of the Work (as approved by the Owner). 7. Selection of the successful Construction Manager at-Risk Contractor will be based on the experience DQGTXDOLÀFDWLRQVRIWKH3URSRQHQWVÀUPDQGWHDPSOXVWKHSURSRVHGIHHV 8. RFP documents will be available on line at http://district.kent.bc.ca/bik-tenders.html or on BC Bid, after 2:00 pm (local time) April 26, 2013. All enquires are to be directed in writing to Mike Hill, Bingham Hill Architects, mike@bharch.ca. 9. Four (4) complete copies of each Proposal must be received prior to 2:00 pm (local time) MAY 22, 2013, and will be received at: District of Kent Municipal Hall 7170 Cheam Avenue, Box 70 Agassiz. BC, V0M 1A0 Attention Mr. Kerry Hilts, Director of Community Services 10. Proposals are to be completed and sealed on the Proposal Form provided herewith. The Proposal GRFXPHQWVDUHWREHVXEPLWWHGLQDSODLQHQYHORSHPDUNHGZLWKWKHSURSRQHQW¡VQDPHDQGDGGUHVV Faxed or Email Proposals will not be accepted. The submitted envelope and proposals are to be clearly marked as follows: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT-RISK PROPOSAL FOR THE ADDITION TO COMMUNITY RECREATION & CULTURAL CENTRE DISTRICT OF KENT – RFP #2013-05 11. Proposals received after closing time will be rejected and returned unopened. Following the receipt of proposals, the Owner will provide by fax to submitting proponents, a list of proponents who have submitted proposals. There will be no public opening.

Those nights are July 18, Aug. 1, and Aug. 15, making Thursdays in Pioneer Park this summer a time of shopping, entertainment, and socializing. The market will continue to follow the philosophy of “Make it, Bake it, Grow it� and welcomes and encourages all locals to join in either as a vendor or as a shopper. Vendors can either come for the whole season or pick various days to attend. Vendor’s packages can be download off their website, www. agassizfarmersmarket. com, or by phoning Judy, market coordinator, at 604-796-3545 for delivery of a vendor package. Along with the market, entertainment is being organized for some of the markets. Check the Facebook page: Agassiz Farm Fresh Market or their website for the event schedule.

PUBLIC NOTICE TO WAIVE PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT NO. 1484, 2012 The District of Kent has waived the holding of a Public Hearing to consider “District of Kent Zoning Bylaw 1219, Amendment No.1484, 2012� as it complies with the District of Kent Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1207, 2001 pursuant to Sections 890(4) and 893(1) of the Local Government Act. Zoning Bylaw No. 1484, 2012 has received first and second readings by Council. Subject Land: The parcel that is subject to the proposed bylaw is as follows: Legal:

Lot 1 and Lot 2 EPP21049, Subdivision Plan of the North Half Legal Subdivision 16 Section 9 Township 4 Range 29 West of the Sixth Meridian New Westminster District That Portion of the East Half of the South East Quarter Section 16 Township 4 Range 29 West of the Sixth Meridian Which Lies to the South of the Harrison River New Westminster District

Purpose: In general terms, the proposed amendment bylaw is to amend Zoning Bylaw

1219, 2001 under Part 9.20.3 Regulations (Table 9.20) to provide a reduced minimum lot size from 8.0 hectares (20 acres) to 7.75 hectares (19.15 acres) in order to achieve a boundary adjustment subdivision.

12. A Formal Site Visit will be conducted by the Owner’s Representatives on MAY 9 2013, at 11:00 am, local time, starting outside the main entrance to the Fitness/Activity Centre, at 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, British Columbia. a. In order to not interfere with the on-going operations of the facility, Proponents will not be accommodated at the site for the purposes of this RFP, at any other time. b. Note that the purpose of this site visit is solely to allow Proponents to view the existing site and building. Questions or comments regarding the RFP documents, other than related to the existing facility will not be entertained, and must be handled as enquires as noted elsewhere in the documents. However, following the Site Visit the Architect will be available to discuss the general topic of Construction Management at Risk; these discussions will be informal and will not amend the RFP itself. 3URSRVDOVDUHWRLQFOXGHD´3UHTXDOLÀFDWLRQ/HWWHU¾IURPD/LFHQVHG%RQGLQJ&RPSDQ\FRQÀUPLQJ WKHSURSRQHQW¡VDELOLW\WRREWDLQD3HUIRUPDQFH%RQGDQGD/DERXU 0DWHULDO3D\PHQW%RQGIRUWKLV project in the value based on the Construction Budget, in the event the Owner elects to require the Construction Manager to assume the role of contractor under a stipulated sum contract. 13. Privilege Clause: The District of Kent reserves the right to: a. Reject any and all proposals received in response to this RFP; b. Waive or modify procedural and administrative irregularities due to honest or unintentional PLVWDNHVDVLGHQWLÀHGLQSURSRVDOVUHFHLYHGDIWHUGLVFXVVLRQZLWKWKH3URSRQHQW c. Negotiate with the Proponent(s) responding to this RFP, consistent with the objectives stated; d. At its sole discretion the District reserves the right to cancel this RFP at any time for any or no reason. If cancelled, the District is not responsible for any costs incurred by the Proponent(s); and e. Accept the proposal that appears to be in the best interest of the District.

Subject Property This proposed bylaw and any relevant documents to be considered by Council may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays, from May 10 to May 27, 2013 inclusive, at the reception desk in the Municipal Hall located at 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC. Written submissions will be presented to Council prior to consideration of third reading of Zoning Bylaw No. 1484, 2012 at its Regular Council meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on May 27, 2013. Enquiries may be directed to the undersigned at (604) 796-2235. Darcey Kohuch, Director of Development Services Dated at Kent this 10th day of May, 2013


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Oral history workshop offered in Agassiz The Agassiz Harrison Historical Society is hosting a workshop on managing an oral history program on May 31. Taught by the Archives Association of British Columbia’s archives and education advisor Kelly Stewart, this one day workshop is designed for archivists, curators, collections managers and anyone else responsible for, or interested in, managing or preserving oral history programs and collections. The workshop will teach participants to define and identify the types of oral history, understand the importance of appropriate documentation, appraise oral history collections, assess the condition of oral history tapes to better identify preservation needs, identify equipment required for playback and/or preservation digitization, identify the best practice for digitization, describe oral history according to RAD, understand the benefits and drawbacks of transcription, and ethically provide access (with consideration to privacy and copyright law). The workshop will be held at the District of Kent Municipal Hall at 7100 Cheam Avenue in Agassiz on Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $90 per person and can be paid by cash or by cheque to the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society. You can register in person at the Agassiz Harrison Museum, by phone at 604-796-3545, or by email at agassizharrisonmuseum@shawbiz.ca. Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration closes on May 23. For more information contact Kelly Stewart, Archives Advisor at aabc.advisor@aabc.ca, or Judy Pickard at agassizharrisonmuseum@shawbiz.ca.

Byrnes and band

May 2013

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

Events

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 on Lions TV Bingo Thursday nights at 6 pm at s card o bing your up Shaw Cable. Pick

The Source - Chehalis Store & Ledoux Hardware

donation, and all proceeds will go toward the Kent Harrison Search and Rescue. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the breakfast runs until 11 a.m., at the Agassiz Legion.

Story time with Crackle We Like to Move It story times begin today at the Agassiz Library. Every Friday in May, families are invited to jump, shout, leap and listen as Skylar the Fun Guy and Miss Terrill and Crackle entertain the troops. The story times begin at 10:15 a.m. and run every Friday until May 31. For more information, phone 604-796-9510.

Garden party in Agassiz Garden and art lovers are invited to attend the Garden Party & Art Show, hosted by the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society, on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The party will feature the gardens of Allen and Joan Vogstad

and showcase local artists. Refreshments of all kinds will be served. Admission is by donation and proceeds go toward the information centre and museum. The location is 6187 Lougheed Hwy. in Agassiz.

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

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This Saturday, May 11 marks the second annual Harrison Festival Society fundraiser, featuring the music of legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes and his band with special guests The Sojourners.  In addition to the music the evening will include a silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Tickets are $75 plus tax. A $30 tax receipt will be issued with each ticket. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall.

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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

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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

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Council of Senior Citize ns Organizations (COSCO) is an

advocacy group devoted to improving “The Quality of Life” for all seniors. FMI call Ernie Bayer @ 604-576-9 734 or email ecbayer@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  Ta ble Tennis at 12:30 pm Lea 604-796-05 58 

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son 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

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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

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How I became a TV aficionado A lifetime reader learns when, and what, to watch

After a lifetime of reading, writing and arithmetic, not to mention two cataract and three retina eye operations, it is no wonder that my eyes often get tired. Ruthy, of course, told me long ago that this would happen, but I did not listen.  There is always the TV she said — as if I wouldn’t know! In fact, like all other “cataract people�, I was told that the new lenses would be measured in such a way that, if you sit on the couch and look at the screen, your eyes are

almost perfect without glasses. So, why not try it? Luckily, Ruthy was on hand to give me advise as to what to watch, when and where it is on. And so it happened that I watched a lot of TV lately. Not all was fun, in fact, much of what I watched was quite upsetting.  However, we have to know what’s going on in the world, don’t we!  Going back to the Boston bombing, for instance, when the national news allowed us to follow step by step, it was almost as if we

these reports, Missing I think, have Bullet, opened our questioneyes to the reing, once sponsibilities a g a i n , our societfacts of ies have and, the assash o p e f u l l y, sination of we all have President RUTH ALTENDORF learned from J.F. Kenthese tragedies.  Harrison nedy.  SpeBut, there Happenings cialists, were other very using the interesting stolatest inries, such as struments the one offered by The available, once again Passionate Eye, telling took a look but, so far, the tragic story about have not been able to the Queen’s mother-in- come to a final conclulaw and Prince Phillip’s sion either.  Channel 9 mom, perhaps one of offered a play Shades the best kept secrets of of Black, all about our all time! very own Conrad.  I The Fifth Estate was quite impressed by broadcasted a docu- the acting!  I also like all panel mentary titled The

were there, participating in the tragedy.  A few days after it happened, I watched an incredible interview with one of the victims, a 38-year-young leg amputee (due to the bombing) and an example of strength and courage.  At the same time, there was an earthquake in China and other big tragedies, but it was the horrendous story of the collapse of a big clothing factory in Bangladesh, causing at least 400 deaths, countless injured and missing people.  All

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is much to choose from and I have not even mentioned all the sports, cooking, travel and nature shows! As you can see, I have become quite a TV aficionado – to Ruthy’s delight – and a future without books does not look as dim as I thought.  But, just as with books, we have to decide what to watch or not to watch.  The choice is ours! Well, for the next three weeks I will be in Ontario, where we lived and worked for 30 years. I loved Ontario and I am looking forward to the visit.  Of course, I will tell you all about it when I come back!

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discussions such as the one on Channel 9 on Sunday mornings and the reruns of the priceless Corner Gas – do you remember the segment where they, the whole gang, tried to form a baseball team? As I said:  Priceless! All of it, of course, is continuously interrupted by mostly awful advertisings. While some of them are like little mini-stories – well done and therefore effective – others are so bad that I wondered how they could make viewers buy the product.  However, I used the breaks to get something to drink or to talk to Ruthy. But, I have to say that there

CONTACT: Paula.Cranmer-Underhill@stsailes.com for Sts’ailes Tourism Information & Cultural Experiences

The Military Service Recognition Book lists short profiles of members, both late and living, along with their photographs. It also highlights Victoria Cross recipients and includes information on how to support and/or join the Legion.  But it can't exist without public input. The committee responsible for publishing the book annually is currently finishing off their eighth edition, and they are putting out a call for more profiles and photographs. 

Once published, the book is available free of charge at all Legion branches. The project is made possible through donations to the Legion, and is used as a way to help promote the work done by the Legion and to connect with younger generations..  The best way to be included in the next edition of the of the BC Yukon Command Military Service Recognition Book is by contacting the coordinator, Gary Peters, online.  Visit www. legionbcyukon.ca

to fill out a form, and then email garypeters@shaw.ca.  Photos should be attached as a separate document and a minimum of 300 dpi in size.  For those who can only submit by mail, print out the form from the website, fill it out and send to: Military Service Recognition Book  The Royal Canadian Legion  PO Box 209 Lantzville Road  Lantzville, B.C.  V0R 2H0 Photos sent by mail will not be returned. 

PUBLIC NOTICE

District of Kent - 2013 Agassiz Townsite

SANITARY SEWER UPGRADE PROGRAM The District of Kent has contracted Mar-Tech Underground Services to upgrade some of the sanitary sewer lines and manholes within the Agassiz townsite. The repair techniques include replacement, rehabilitation, pipe bursting, trenchless and open cut point repairs. The contractor will EH FRQGXFWLQJ WKLV ZRUN DQG SURYLGLQJ WUDIĂ€F FRQWURO LQ VHYHUDO DUHDV throughout the townsite during the months of May and June 2013. For more LQIRUPDWLRQRQWKHVSHFLĂ€FORFDWLRQVDQGW\SHRIZRUNDPDSLVDYDLODEOHIRU viewing at the District of Kent and on the website through the following link: www.district.kent.bc.ca/lik-news-events.html Although, it is our intention to create as little inconvenience as possible for WUDIĂ€FDQGUHVLGHQWVVRPHLQFRQYHQLHQFHVDUHLQHYLWDEOH7KHVDIHW\RIWKH public and construction crews will be a high priority. Your patience and cooperation while we undertake this project is appreciated. Should you wish further information, please contact Mick Thiessen, Director of Engineering Services, at 604-796-2235.


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It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Sharon passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 1, in Chilliwack at the age of 65. Sharon is survived by her husband Remie (Ray) of 45 years, her two daughters Camille (Peter), Nicole (Steve), her seven grandchildren Adriana (Spencer), Christy (Patric), Nathaniel (Krystal), Zachary, Owen (Montana), Amanda, and Rhianna, and her two great grandchildren Madison and Joshua, and her brother Jerry (Andrea). She was predeceased by her mother Johanna Halliday and her inlaws Jerry and Jill Brule. Sharon was a long time resident of Agassiz were she was a Girl Guide leader and a Lady of the Royal Purple. Sharon lived her family dearly and spent lots off time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr Macintosh, her doctor of 30 years for everything he did to make her last days comfortable. W would like to thank NU5 at Chilliwack hospital and Cascade Hospice for making mom’s last two days very peaceful. A funeral service will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Agassiz on Friday May 10 at 11a.m. Prayers the night before, Thursday May 9 at 7 p.m. Donations to Children’s Hospital oncology ward in lieu of flowers.

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It is with great sadness the children of Margaret “Peggy” Doris Mackay announce Mom passed away on April 30, 2013 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 78 years. Mom was born November 1, 1934 in Premier BC She is survivied by her 5 children Danny (Jackie), Ron (Marlene), Wendy (Tony), Linda (Alan) and Susan Mom had 8 Grand children Leanne (Ted), Heather (Ryan), Tyler (Angela), Katrina, Stephanie (Cam), Cassy (Emilio), Stephen (Tatiana) and Spencer. Mom had 4 Great Grand Daughters, Brooklyn, Tori, Avery and Kenzie

Mom was a wonderful Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Aunt, Great Aunt, Sister in law, cousin and friend to many. She worked as a nurses aide for many years starting in her younger days at the TB hospital in Vancouver, also at Glenwood Hospital in Agassiz and Extended Care at Chilliwack Hospital. When Mom retired she volunteered at the hospital with the service league for many years. Mom first priority was always her family she was the most loving and caring mother and grandma. She loved to bake, cook family dinners, garden, casinos, prior to our Dad passing away they loved to camp and fish and also she loved to Cruise with her travelling partner Ethel. Mom moved back to Agassiz a year ago to the beautiful Cheam Village, Mom loved living there with her friends and loved all the amazing Staff. The Family want to thank eveyone for their love and support, Special thanks to Jane the staff and the residents of Cheam Village, the nursing staff at Chilliwack General Hospital on the 5th floor NU ward you were all so amazing, A Memorial Service will be held at Agassiz United Church Saturday May 11, 2013 at 2 PM Memorial Donations may be made to Children’s Hospital or Heart & Stroke Foundation

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GETAWAYS

LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin,sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Ok. Rick 604-306-0891

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$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

INFORMATION In-SHUCK-ch Nation, Deroche Administration Office has a position available for an IT ASSISTANT.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

SALARY dependant upon exp. DEADLINE: May 20th, 2013 START DATE: June 3, 2013 Please forward yolur resume and cover letter to: Sheryl Rankel, Office Manager In-SHUCK-ch Nation PH: 604-820-6873 FAX: 604-820-6847 or EMAIL: sheryl.rankel@inshuckch.com

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES A+Drink Snack plus Healthy Vending machine Route. Turn Key Business. Invest With Confidence, $4,000 UP. Training and Secured profitable Locations. Limited Must Sell. 888-979-8363

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DRIVER - Class 1 Must have valid Class 1 Driver’s Licence required to work locally in farm environment. Must be able to run loader. Tuesday/Wednesday off. 10 hour days. Must have good English skills. Please Email:

DO BUSINESS in Yukon! 1,831 sq ft prime ground floor retail space on the Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon, next to Starbuck’s. For floorplan/photos, call 1-867-333-9966. INDEPENDENT dist. req. F/T P/T International co. Not MLM High Income www.profitcode.biz

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

Competitive Salary & Benefit Package. Please e-mail: sandi@ shadowlines.com or Fax: 604.888.2459

Job Description: Working under the supervision of the IN-SHUCKch Days Coordinator, the student will assist with the preparation of In-SHUCK-ch Days. He/she will attend the event on August 17 18, 2013, and assist where needed for this event. He/she will contribute to the community newsletter through monthly articles. In addition to the above noted duties, the student will assist with cataloguing In-SHUCK-ch pictures, writing tax receipts, and in preparation for final reports. The position may also involve assisting in day-to-day office duties. This individual will have some post secondary education. Supervision: The student will be supervised by the IN-SHUCK-ch Days Coordinator Position Duration: 13 weeks Salary dependant upon exp. DEADLINE: Until position is filled START DATE: June 3, 2013 Please forward yolur resume and cover letter to: Sheryl Rankel, Office Manager In-SHUCK-ch Nation PH: 604-820-6873 FAX: 604-820-6847 or EMAIL: sheryl.rankel@inshuckch.com 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. 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.

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

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QUESNEL Industrial Transportation is currently hiring drivers for upcoming logging season. Steady work & very competitive compensation package. Please call Dennis @ 1(800)667-3944 or (250)992-2309

WORKER for Mission warehouse. Forklift ticket, 3 yrs. exp. required. Vehicle an asset. Reply to: employment@technaflora.com

All Unemployed Start Now!

$11-$20 per hour! We offer F/T employment on our promotions team. Great hours, great pay, great atmosphere! We want 10 new people by next week! Scholarship, benefits & Travel available. Call today start tomorrow. No Experience required.

Tracy 604-777-2195

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

LINE COOK required at Old Settler Pub, wage depending on experience. Email or bring in resume to: oldsettler@uniserve.com or 222 Cedar Ave., Harrison Hot Springs.

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ISM Canada, an IBM Company, are seeking Client Support Technicians; $28.45 Hourly (Unionized); Three Regular Full Time and one Auxiliary in Prince Rupert, Campbell River, and Trail . To apply, visit www.ismcanada.com. Closes, May 23, 2013.

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Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment (SASET)

HELP WANTED

An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051.

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F/T LANDSCAPING ASSISTANT required for busy company, must have reliable transportation and valid BC driver’s licence. Wage negotiable. Call 604-796-3042 Or fax resume to: 604-796-3012

ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources@arcticco-op.com or fax to: (204) 632-8575. Visit www.innsnorth.com for more information.

Well established automotive shop requires a driven, energetic person with minimum 2 years parts/service experience. Position is temporary but could lead to regular full-time. If you are looking for a career in a fast-paced environment with great wages please email resume to: dcardos_mechanical@hotmail.ca

We require someone who has a motivated & positive personality that can handle a busy phone environment. The ability to multi-task in the position is very important. Responsibilities include; daily dispatch operations of the facility, supervision of drivers & data entry into company dispatch system.

EVENT ASSISTANT In-SHUCK-ch Nation, Deroche has a position available for an EVENT ASSISTANT.

FISHING GUIDE Wanted for West Coast, Vancouver Island. $300.-$500./day. 3 years guiding experience required. Please email resume through website: www.salmoneye.net

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

DISPATCHER

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Expanding company in Langley requires 22 people to work in our customer service department. $2200. Call 604-259-0605

Front End Advisor Needed.

REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum 2 years experience • Knowledge of drivers and DOT laws • High level of accuracy needed to complete all paperwork • Strong computer skills a must

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

margaret@bradnerfarms.ca or Fax: 604-856-1341.

ARE you looking for something to supplement your current income!!This could be perfect for YOU!!NO selling, NO distributing, NO inventory, and best of all, NO RISK!!!contact michaelcheng411211@gmail.com for details. **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

HELP WANTED

Brodex Industries LTD requires full time machinist mainly Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required. Competitive wages & benefits. Email resume to brodex@shawbiz.ca or Mail: 3751 Hwy. 97N Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z2

TECHNOLOGY Assistant

Experience: The incumbent shall be adept in using Microsoft office and familiar with hardware and software trouble shooting. They shall also possess superior verbal and written communication skills. This individual will have some post secondary education.

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Duties include: Working under the supervision of the Information Technology Administrator, the incumbent will be expected to: D Assist with software updates D Install and configure computer systems D Monitor and maintain computer systems D Replace parts as instructed D Work continuously on a task bcclassified.com until completion as instructed D Beneficial to have a valid class 5 Drivers License

Mackay Margaret “Peggy” Doris

She was predeaced by her Husband Don Mackay in 1995, also her parents George & Thirza Deasty, Step mother Olive Deasty, sister Betty and brother Stan.

Brule Sharon

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Call Sarah 604-796-4302

Employment Counselor Outreach Worker Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET) require the services of a qualified Employment Counselor Outreach Worker to provide Employment Services in outreach office employment field work. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. The Employment Counselor Outreach Worker is responsible for all aspects of career development services including needs determination, employment consultations, assessments, labour market research and active case management with a team of professionals. Case management will consist of continuous follow up with clients to review and or revise their action plans as well as conducting appropriate referrals to agencies, employers, and resources. The tracking of client interventions and progress will be done through regular updates on the ARMS web-based client data base system. The Employment Counselor will periodically deliver customized short-term employment related workshops in the communities. Salary Range: Will be determined based on qualifications and experience Type of Position: Full-time, subject to 3-month probationary period and planned performance evaluations. Applications Deadline: Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 4 pm Candidates will be short listed according to the qualifications/ requirements above. Please clearly indicate on your resume compliance with all indicated qualifications and requirements. Interested candidates can submit the resume to: Attention: Anna Celesta Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Building 8/a – 7201 Vedder Road,Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 Or by email to : anna.celesta@saset.ca We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. An eligibility list may be established from this posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. For complete description, please visit: www.saset.ca

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PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

SERVICE Manager Triton Transport is seeking an experienced, motivated, self-starter to head up a brand new state of the art truck and trailer repair shop which will be located at our new site in Chilliwack, BC. Please visit our website @tritontransport.com for a detailed job posting and how to apply.

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SALES REPRESENTATIVES

WE NEED YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM! Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, a building product supplier in Surrey has F/Time opportunities for experienced Sales Reps. Any previous sales experience is okay - we’ll teach you the ropes!! If you’re positive and energetic & looking for a long-term career in a progressive & dynamic company we want you! (Punjabi and / or Hindi also considered asset.) Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience, Full Benefits & THE BEST WORK ENVIRO.

Great Dollar’s Offered for Qualified Candidates. If you have what it takes? Please e-mail resume to: jobs@westcoastmoulding.com or fax: 604-513-1194

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

CLASS 1 DRIVER. Edmonton based company seeks Class 1 Driver to drive Tandem Dump Truck for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. General labour duties included and clean abstract required; Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com. Fax 780-444-9165 or 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton. 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. CONCRETE FORM SETTERS. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. Clean Class 1 licence required; Jobs@RaidersConcrete.com. Fax 780-444-9165 or 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton; 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

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.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

Own A Vehicle? Borrow Up To $25,000

TRADES, TECHNICAL

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

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LEGAL SERVICES

BOARDING, TAPING, spraying, drywall repairs. No job too small. Call Les, (604)866-4594

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CLARK BUILDERS REQUIRES out of town Surveyors. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: careers@clarkbuilders.com. Fax 1-888-403-3051.

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www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

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

C & C Electrical Mechanical

Running this ad for 8yrs

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

PAINT SPECIAL

604-475-7077

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PLUMBING

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

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077

MOVING & STORAGE

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

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

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 551

YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. Parents on site. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

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Harrison Hots Springs

Cedar & St. Alice May 18 & 19 9am - 4pm Relay For Life Fund Raiser Garage Sale Team BC B’s

Harrison Massive Yard Sales! May 11th & 12th 9am - 3pm 11 Homes have banded together on Naismith ave, in Harrison Hot Springs for a street garage sale. Everything your looking for, also some surprises along the way. A few items include: new fridge, furniture, pressure washer and lots of indoor & outdoor treasures. Hope to see you there!

FURNITURE

BRAND NEW Luxury Hotel Queen Mattresses by SERTA

GARAGE SALES

HARRISON Hot Springs May 18 & 19 May long weekend. Neighborhood garage sales in the vicinity of Balsam Ave. and Clover Place. Household items, furniture, crib, tools, antiques and collectibles, golf items, plants etc. 9:00 AM.

YELLOW LAB Puppies. Excellent Stock! No papers. $400. In Mission 604-820-2687 or 604-820-3451

Moving Sale! Saturday May 11th 8am 3736 Hardy Rd. Agassiz Piano, couch & love seat, end tables, lawn chairs, treadmill, garden tools, and more!

800 coil. 3” Pillow Top. In Original Plastic. Leftover from Hotel Order 10 yr. wrnty. $390 604.791.2621

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MISC. FOR SALE

BRANDNEW PILLOWTOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET. In packaging. Incls. Warranty $200! 604-798-1608 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell! $200 ~ 604-484-0379

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FULL PLUMBING SERVICES

320 STO:LO ABORIGINAL SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT TRAINING (SASET) FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE CLERK SASET administration office located in Chilliwack, B.C. is seeking a qualified Finance & Administrative Clerk. This person will be responsible for reception, general office duties, and providing support to SASET Finance Administration. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. Please selfidentify on your cover letter or resume. Salary Range: negotiable – Subject to experience / qualifications Type of Position: Full Time position – subject to 3-month probation and annual performance evaluations. Applications Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Interested candidates should submit a resume; cover letter and three letters of reference (work related) in confidence to: Attention: SASET Manager Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training #8A – 7201 Vedder Road Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 Email: anna.celesta@saset.ca Fax: (604) 824-5129 For complete Job Posting please go to www.saset.ca

TREE SERVICES

TREE & STUMP

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Notice Of Employment Opportunity

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GARAGE SALES

PETS

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

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.

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

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

PETS

LANDSCAPING

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

HUSKY WOLF X pups. Four; 8 wks old. $500/ea. 1st shots/dewormed. Glenn 604-308-3396 Boston Bar.

SHELTIES: 6/mo m, 4/yr male, 3/yr old fem, Puppies- Sable, ready now Shots/dewormed. 604-826-6311.

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

WG DRYWALL, renos, repairs, TBar ceiling & texture. 20 yrs exp. Walter, (604)795-9074/604-997-9074

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PETS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

604.587.5865 www.paintspecial.com

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GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

POMERANIAN - 10 weeks old. 2 black males. 1st shot, vet checked, paper trained. $500 (604)941-2959

778-997-9582

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

PETS

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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

JUNK REMOVAL

ELECTRICAL

ANSWERS

CLARK BUILDERS immediately requires Superintendents for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: careers@clarkbuilders.com. Fax 1-888-403-3051.

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

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

RECYCLE-IT!

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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.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

Agassiz

7035 York Cres May 10 & 11 8am - noon

organ & bench, exercise equip, household, work benches, shelving, tools, books, BBQ. No early birds

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

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

NOTICE OF

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the members of Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children and Family Services Society (FVACFSS) will be held at Squiala First Nation Gymnasium located at 45005 Squiala Road, Chilliwack, BC on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM, PST.

May 3, 2013

CARPENTERS, LABOURERS, TICKETED PLUMBERS & Electricians & Modular Manufacturing Plant Shop Superintendent - All preferably with modular construction exp. Will consider others as well. Solid work ethic for fast paced work environment. Call (604)427-3088 or email resume to: optimummodular@shaw.ca

329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

No Credit Checks!

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Borrow Against Your Vehicle!

MOVING & STORAGE

GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

Cash same day, local office.

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

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

www.fvacfss.ca

Membership applications will be available by drop-off, mail, or on the date and location of AGM between 1-3:30pm 05/13T_FVA7


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MISC. FOR SALE

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.

REAL ESTATE 625

RENTALS 752

TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

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AGASSIZ: New Townhouse for rent, by owner. 3 Bdrms 3 Baths $1150/month incl utils. W/D, NS, NP, Refs and DD Required. Available June 1st. Email ja548356@gmail.com AGASSIZ - End unit townhouse 3bdrm, 3bath, A/C, Utils incl. Refs + DD req W/D, N/S, N/P Avail June 1 $1200/mo. Ph. 604-991-1600

FOR SALE BY OWNER

AGASSIZ-LAND & BEAUTIFULLY

TRANSPORTATION

renovated 2 bdrm mobile home. New from the studs in! Includes all new windows, new insulation, new oak hardwood floors, new drywall and much more. Come & look! Own your own land for $149,900!! Phone for pics: 604-798-1952 Mt Woodside, Agassiz

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AUTO FINANCING

CHIMNEY Lake waterfront near Williams Lake in the Cariboo. 3BR with geothermal and rental cabin. Propertyguys.com # 702896 (250)305-6627 $499,000

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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

OKANAGAN PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS From $140,000. No time limit to build. Near by lake access. ALSO: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel at $390,000 owner wants to retire and will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

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TOWNHOUSES

OPEN HOUSE SAT. 1-3pm. 3 bed luxury townhome. See the video @www.16uplands.com.

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

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www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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1-800-961-7022

2 bthr, ensuite, in suite storage,

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

AGASSIZ - 2 bdrm, 2 balcony, $725/m + util . N/P, N/S. DD & refs req’d. (604)799-3898 AGASSIZ 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

T. Marlowe Manor 1755 - #9 Hwy

Spacious 1 bdrms avail. now, $579/m.

Parking, coin laundry & elevator. Smal pets upon prior approval, refs required. Call 604-703-3405 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated, $575/month and $595/month includes utilities. Avail now. Call 604794-7132

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly &

1996 HONDA CIVIC, 2dr auto, fully loaded, ST#322 $2,400 2001 TOYOTA COROLLA. Fully loaded, 4 dr sedan $3400. 2002 PONTIAC GRAND AM 4dr sedan auto Aircare low km ST#313 $2,900 2002 CHRYSLER NEON 4dr auto Aircared, sunroof, runs good. ST#147 $2,900 2003 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass auto Aircare full load ST#357 $3,500 2003 CHEV IMPALA 2dr, auto, aircared, full load, ST#376 $3,900 2001 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr auto low kms, ST#274 $3900 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 2004 HYNDAI SANTA FE 4/dr auto, loaded st#370. $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 auto 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

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

2006 FORD F350 crew cab diesel 4X4 auto long box runs good ST#282 $10,900 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

Rubbish & Scrap Removal • 7 days per week •

• FREE ESTIMATES • Rubbish removal • Yard clean up • FREE appliance & metal pick up • Batteries & cars pick up - cash for some Call Joe anytime 604-316-0760 or 604-796-8360 R.C.E. APPLIANCE REPAIR

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604-796-2705 Service to all makes of washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers & refrigerators

Groundworks

• Power & Soft Wash

lawncare & yard maintenance

• Gutter Cleaning • Window Washing • Painting

24 HOUR LICENSED SERVICE

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pressure washing paver stones/ retaining walls

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THE

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RENOVATOR COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL

Complete Home Renovations Additions Framing Laminate Flooring

H O L LY W O O D LANDSCAPER TREVOR OLEKSY

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Proudly Serving The Valley Film & Television Greens Services Residential & Commercial Landscaping

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C A ST L E CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

v the comfort of clean:

v 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

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FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS

CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N 5 offices & 2 bathrooms. Two 3 phase & single phase power. 1 bay door 12 x 12. (604)941-2959

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

604-796-1196 | cell 604-857-3375

HOMES FOR RENT

HARRISON - 3bdrm rancher, attach. garage, fresh paint, wood fp, private yrd, open concept, 15min wlk to beach, avail June 1, $950/mo incl. yrd maint. Ph: 604-819-4390 MISSION, 4 bdr 2 bath 2kt clean and bright with lamnt floors. Close to prim. school and bus. Pet ok Avail. now. $1650 + util. 604-8180078

YOUR SOURCE FOR QUALITY LOCAL PROFESSIONALS

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

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

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS

TRUCKS

APARTMENT/CONDO

ABBOTSFORD. 2 bdrm, June 1. Modern layout, walk-in closet, dishwasher, laundry, 2 parking, extra $950. Call 778-773-2897

TRUCKS & VANS

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TRUCKS & VANS

2004 Dodge 1500 hemi 5.7L, exc cond, 168,000k. $7850 obo. Call (604)858-7552 or 604-702-8330

For your classifieds needs Call Sarah 604-796-4300

• New Cabinetry and Cabinet Refacing • Counter Tops • All Custom Cabinets are made from solid wood (no particle board) 6390 PIONEER AVE., AGASSIZ

V I S I T O U R S H OW RO OM

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

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


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Agassiz Observer, May 10, 2013