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Soil may not look like much to the naked eye, but every shovelful is teeming with life. But before getting out the bug spray, master's student Katie Neufeld wants everyone to know the importance of that microscopic life. There are complex relationships at work in every square inch, from the beetles and bugs we can see, to the microscopic nematodes and fungal filiments we can't see. That science behind the soil was explained by Neufeld on Saturday at the Pacific Agriculture Research Centre open house. She is completing her field research on soil management at the 175-acre, Agassiz-based research station, and was chosen to speak about her work for their annual open house. Neufeld encouraged her audience to learn more about the dirt beneath their feet, and explained why. "A spade full of rich garden soil contains more species of organisms that can be found above ground in the entire Amazon rain forest," she said, while passing around samples of well-aggrated soil. Everyone needs to be aware of soil composition, she said, if we are to keep our food supply strong and viable. Even with the advances in soiless growing media and aquaponics, rich soil is necessary for our survival. For example, the stronger soil is, the fewer pesticides and fertilizers are needed to support plant life. And while some of the research going on at the station revolves around pest protection, including the development of bug resistant crops, building up the soil in the ground can be just as effective. "If you have healthy soil, the organisms can lock in the nutrients," she said. There are micro and macro organisms, she added. The macro organisms (worms, beetles,

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break down the larger chunks of organic matter into smaller bits. From there, the micro organisms (protozoa, nematodes, bacteria) break the organic matter down further. As all of that matter is being broken down, the organisms are moving around, creating spaces within the soil. Those spaces allow for plant growth and water retention, all making the soil stronger, and better able to handle drought, flooding, and pests. So what can the average gardener do to encourage healthy soil? Add more organic matter to it. Feed those

healthy organisms so they can thrive. Gardeners should also reduce disturbance in their garden bed. While tilling the soil can be effective in some regards, it should be done sparingly, Neufeld said. Leaving soil bare can also create problems, as a lack of food for the organisms is created. Finally, she said, remember that soil is alive. "When you take a step, remember that

you are walking on a lot of organisms. Neufeld joins a rich history of learning at the Agassiz Research Station. And being immersed in a stable research centre offers unique learning. The longevity of the research station has provided the backdrop for some very longterm experiments, Neufeld explained. "That's one of the benefits of being here," she said. "Some experiments have

been going on for 1520 years, so we can see how 15-20 years of management can change the soil." Saturday's open house was a chance for the public to get inside the walls of the station, and tour the fields. Including talks from students and scientists alike, including Neufeld's, to hands on displays encouraging everyone to get close to livestock, the annual event showcases the history and relevance

of the station. This year, guests could travel the experimental fields on a hay wagon pulled by a tractor. Along the way, they learned sciencebased facts and trivia about the area. For example, Agassiz has the oldest weather station in the province. And the hottest day recorded for Agassiz? That was on Aug. 10, 1898, when it hit 39.4 degrees. n e w s @ ah ob s e r v e r. com

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Sasquatch hunters no longer have to look far to find their target, or at least a lookalike. The new entrance to Harrison Hot Springs features a large, hypothetically life-sized Bigfoot itself – with an arm extended, inviting residents and tourists to sit down, and pose for a photo. And tourist photos are just what the city was going for. “This part of the world has been recognized as sasquatch country. It’s a theme that we thought would attract people,” said Mayor Leo Facio. “From my personal point of view, I think it looks fantastic. We’ve had very good reports from residents and visitors, and it’s becoming a very popular photo op site. It’s a wonderful entrance to the village.” The new display consists of Bigfoot on a large bench, beside a wooden gazebo. It replaces the previous planter and welcome sign. The idea that Harrison’s mountains may be harbouring a real life sasquatch has drawn the curious for generations. Researcher

John Green was one of the first to turn Bigfoot hunting into a science, and has collected samples of evidence from all over Harrison and the West Coast. Some have said that Echo Island, seen from the beach, looks like a sasquatch lying down. Through the new village entrance, the district has paid tribute to the myth, and to Harrison’s history of people trying to track the creature down. Carver Peter Ryan, from Hope, created Harrison’s new sasquatch out of old growth red cedar, meant to last hundreds of years. He based the design on drawings of Bigfoot sightings, and did extensive research to try to recreate the sasquatch’s most likely appearance and demeanor. But Ryan wanted the final model to be inviting as well. “I made him a happy, welcoming guy, not a vicious, ferocious guy,” said Ryan, who may have converted to the belief through his research. “Nobody’s really caught one yet. Who’s to say there’s isn’t a sasquatch somewhere on the island or in the

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Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness (centre with scissors) is joined by Harrison mayor and council and others for an official opening of the new Harrison Hot Springs formal front entrance on July 19.

mountains?” Ryan, an expert wood carver with nearly four decades of experience, has created many sasquatches in the past. But this one is his favourite. He carved it mostly at 100 Mile House over three weeks. “I had a lot of fun doing it, and putting it together,” he said. The new entrance cost between $50,000 and $60,000. It was funded by the provincial Resort Municipality Initiative, through taxes on hotels and motels.

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Slow Food Cycle Tour Lynne Birkenhead from West Vancouver, Heather Brewster from Vancouver and Beverley Lawes from Burnaby took in the Slow Food Cycle Tour on Saturday. The tour is self-guided and meanders through Agassiz’s many food producers, including Yang Bing Farms.

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Campfire ban in place All open fires, including campfires, are now banned throughout the Coastal region, including Agassiz and Harrison areas. The Coastal Fire Centre made the announcement on Wednesday, taking the step to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. The fire danger rating is currently high to extreme throughout the Coastal region. This prohibition applies to open fires of any

size, fires with a burn registration number, industrial burning, fireworks, tiki torches, sky lanterns and burning barrels. The prohibition does not affect cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. The open burning prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department.

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THE 35TH ANNUAL HARRISON FESTIVAL A GREAT SUCCESS Sponsors & Partners: Canadian Heritage Service Canada British Columbia Arts Council Province of British Columbia District of Kent Village of Harrison Hot Springs Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa BC Hydro Kent Harrison Foundation Socan Foundation Ramada Harrison Gardner Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, GMC Ltd. Go Audio Long & McQuade, Langley Agassiz Harrison Observer Chilliwack Progress Mission City Record Abbotsford News Hope Standard What’s On Magazine Agassiz Harrison Lions Chilliwack Arts Council University of the Fraser Valley Davidiuk Tax Services Prospera Credit Union Valley Water Rose Creative Renascent Fix Auto RE/Max Nyda Realty Hub International Barton Insurance Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce Burden Propane Waal Notaries Public Agassiz Subway Agassiz OK Tire Norich Electric Kent Veterinary Clinic Petcurean Pet Foods Superior Propane Sts’ailes Development Corporation The Charlie Family, Sts’ailes Harrison Beach Hotel The Back Porch Vancouver Folk Music Festival Mission Folk Music Festival Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival Muddy Waters Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Diane Jacobi - Royal LePage Agassiz Fall Fair & Corn Festival Layback Lounge Old Settler Pub and Liquor Store Supporters & Donors: Dominique Ah Loy W.G Atkinson Peter & Linda Bailey Sharon Blaker

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Harrison Hotel bicycle race August 1, 1963 Colin and Norma Baumfield have taken over the Kent Consolidated Store recently. They arrived four months ago from New Zealand, along with their son John. Their impression of the Fraser Valley and Agassiz is simply beautiful, and they are very impressed with the hospitality of the Agassiz people. All three of the Baumfields are ardent sports people, and their pastime is fishing. Both Mr. Baumfield and his son are masters in the art of pottery. Mrs. Baumfield is an expert in needle and knitting work. Mr. & Mrs. Baumfield will continue the store under the name of Kent Consolidated Store. The Federal Government Public Works Department proposes to remove its wharf and float at the end of Hot Springs Road in Harrison. District engineer, A.W. Walkey has written to the council saying that due to normal aging condition of the structures has deteriorated to the state where replacement would normally be considered. Due to the limited use of the installation, the letter states, renewal does not appear to be justified, and consideration is being given to removal and abandonment of the wharf. Persons who may

have an objection to this removal, will have an opportunity to be heard at the council meeting on August 8th. The Harrison Hotel bicycle race from Harrison to Agassiz was run by only four contestants; Frank Mattman (also known as Piston Legged Frank), Joe Horvath, Rudi Vaccani, and Nick Maissen. Frank stayed in the back till the halfway mark, at which point he put his head down and literally flew after Nick and Joe. The three leaders, Frank, Joe, and Nick, stayed together in a group along the Hot Springs Road. At one stage of the race, they were joined by Mr. & Mrs. Arnold, who were on their motorbike and side car, riding along with the contestants for a while. Frank’s power eventually put him at the head of the group while Nick and Joe gave their last ounces of energy to fight for second with Joe coming out ahead. Nick almost lost his balance at one point but came in a close third. Frank’s time was 21 minutes and 49 seconds. Joe’s time was 21 minutes and 50 seconds. Nick’s time was 21 minutes and 51 seconds. And coming in at fourth place, Rudi completed the circuit in 23 minutes even.

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Can pot reform succeed in B.C.?

Do you believe marijuana possession should be decriminalized?

B.C. is famed around the world for the quality of its marijuana, and people here buy, sell, grow and consume it mostly without fear of serious consequences from the law. Elections B.C. has given approval in principle to Dana Larsen’s initiative petition to amend the Police Act. More specifically, Larsen wants to decriminalize marijuana possession – a reminder that pot remains illegal, and unlike our neighbours in Washington state, our province and country remain far away from laws that take drug profits away from criminals. Any move to shake up drugs laws in this country is seen as a good thing. But pot smokers shouldn’t have a victory toke yet – it’s not clear this initiative will even get off the ground, and, if it does, will the province give it the time of day? Larsen and his supporters need to collect signatures of at least 10 per cent of elected voters in each of the 85 ridings. And if they do manage that, then it will be forwarded to a committee which will either send a draft bill to the Legislature for debate or to the Chief Electoral Officer to conduct a referendum. If a change to marijuana possession law were to succeed anywhere in Canada, it should be B.C. But even if Larsen and his allies win, the victory will be non-binding and symbolic – the B.C. Liberals don’t have to support the vote. B.C. may have a permissive pot culture, but this isn’t the U.S., where, for better or worse, voter propositions are binding. And unlike Canadian provinces, states like Washington and Colorado will defy their federal government based on the will of the people. - Black Press

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NDP soul searching is going nowhere B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher B.C. NDP president Moe Sihota says an external review of the party’s performance in the May election will “look very much at the DNA of the NDP.” Early signs are not encouraging. Start with the fivemember panel announced to conduct the review. The required “labour” representation is in the person of Cindy Oliver, president of the union representing college and university instructors, and Andy Ross, ex-president of COPE 378, which represents BC Hydro employees among others. Another appointee is NDP MP Jinny Sims, a former president of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. If the party wants to further solidify its image as a lobby

group for pension-subsidized government unions, it’s off to a great start. The terms of reference defy parody. In addition to unions, the panel required “more than one woman.” A sub-committee may be struck, if it has representation from “youth, women, labour, visible minority, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisesexual, transgendered, questioning).” I presume the party’s lengthy anti-harassment policy will be read out to begin all meetings. Once they finally get down to business, the list of election campaign details they must examine is long. In addition to that, they must review “stakeholder relations including community leaders, business, social movement, ethnic communities, environmental movement, affiliated unions and the labour movement.” One of the excuses offered by

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leader Adrian Dix for the party’s defeat was the loss of 40,000 jobs in the B.C. forest industry. The suggestion is that those people left for Alberta, and if they were still here, they would have voted NDP.

“The mandate for this review mentions not one actual public policy issue.” That presumed solidarity has never existed in the private sector, and in fact the highestpaid union workers have good reason to vote for lower taxes. To confirm B.C. and Canada’s “progressive” tax system, all they have to do is look at their pay stubs. The mandate for this review mentions not one actual public policy issue. Here’s one the

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committee might kick around. Having lost the 2009 election campaigning against the carbon tax, the NDP is now calling for it to be increased and extended to greenhouse gases produced by industrial process emissions. A simple example is a cement kiln, which burns fuel to reach the temperature at which the components are partially burned and cement is produced. Cement manufacturers pay carbon tax on the fuel, whether it’s natural gas or shredded tires, but not on the process. B.C. cement makers are already pleading for relief, because the fuel-intensive process puts them at a price disadvantage with U.S. and Chinese producers. Further unilateral tax action by B.C. would only further increase imports, and potentially push B.C. firms out of business. Goodbye unionized private sector jobs. Dix’s last foray in question period before the summer OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

legislature session adjourned was a demand for the government to order BC Ferries to build its next three ships in B.C. Leave aside the NDP’s uncritical zeal for state control, and their ill-fated experiment with aluminum fast ferries. The most likely bidder for this work is Seaspan, with shipyards in Esquimalt and North Vancouver.  Seaspan is hiring almost 2,000 people to build ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and Coast Guard. It will be flat out to get that done, and the company president can’t yet say if it has the capacity and skilled labour to bid on BC Ferries ships too. Seaspan has to operate in the real world of limited resources. So does the NDP, but it’s not clear if they can find a way out of their thicket of special interests and stale economic notions. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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Bears need food too The recent article about bears in chicken coops reminds me of an old proverb, "Good fences, make good neighbors." I have not lost many of my animals to predators (yet) though I realize the threat is ever present. However, in a world constantly encroaching on wildlife we need better solutions. Electric fencing works better than non-electric. Yet, still we need a way to allow bears food. With all of our com-

munities struggling with what to do with compost/garbage, couldn't we find a way to randomly place compost piles away from people/communities and allowing wildlife to find and process it for us? Or perhaps along hydro lines (which are destroying habitat and often in remote locations away from people) perhaps we could plant varieties of fruit/nuts/ berries for the bears to forage. If we are the more

intelligent and creative species, can't we come up with some solutions to feed the bears in a way that works for bears and for people? If we take all the natural food sources, how can we expect them to do anything but find their way to our food sources? I think along with the other "bear aware" strategies at the end of the day, the bears need food too. Lynn Amaral Agassiz

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No cement plant tax hike Re: “NDP soul searching going nowhere” Climate change is a reality, and bold political leadership is needed to address it. During the election campaign, New Democrats put forward a plan to expand the base of the carbon tax to include venting emissions from oil and gas operations, capturing an additional five per cent of carbon emissions in the province, but that plan didn't include all industrial process emissions. We believe that government should work with the oil and gas sector to make sure companies pay their fair share for the emissions

they produce. This is particularly important as the B.C. Liberal government pursues an aggressive schedule of LNG expansion which, if realized, will make it nearly impossible for the government to reach our legal emission reduction requirements. New Democrats will hold the government to account for their green promises, and continue to advocate for policies that help reduce emissions and spur efficiency, innovation and best practices. Spencer Chandra Herbert New Democrat environment critic MLA, Vancouver-West End


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The Agassiz Legion has been chosen for a pilot project for Computers for Schools, which means Legion members can now access higher learning easily. The program is open to all non-profits that want to promote learning.

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graduation for B.C.’s most senior graduates, the Legion has paired up with Computers for Schools to provide yet another avenue for lifelong learning. Despite the name, CFS is not restricted to supplying their equipment to schools, said Sandy Balascak, a consultant for the program. Any non-profit organization can access the equipment as long as it is being used for learning.  The Legion is being used as a pilot project for that part of the program. Because it's a pilot project, CFS has donated two laptops and a printer for this project in Agassiz. Normally there would be a small fee to cover expenses, Balascak said. “The cost of the equipment can vary, with some older models even being free, but it is very easy to get a well set up computer

for under $100, even a laptop,” she said. Even computer equipment can be found at a much more affordable price than brand new, she added. “There are also colour laser printers,

Volunteers needed to teach Legion members to learn and practise computer skills toners, ink, scanners, and many other types of equipment and accessories that people may not be aware of," Balascak said. “The toner and ink is a fraction of the price of retail and are unused. “The printers and scanners are generally refurbished, but are often nowhere near the end of their printing life.” Balascak is also the


administrator of the Agassiz Centre for Education, which has a close partnership with the Legion. The ACE program and the Legion both promote each other in their efforts to build up community partnerships. CFS is a non-profit organization itself, launched by Industry Canada 20 years ago, and has offices across Canada. The Agassiz Legion computers will be used for Legion members to learn, and practise their computer skills. They are looking for volunteers to teach the members as well. If anyone wants to be one of the volunteers doing this, contact the Legion by calling 604-796-2332 or by email at For more information about Computers for Schools, or to order online, visit www.

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“When we listed our home in Harrison Hot Springs 18 months ago we chose a large real esta te company & were told that we had the advantage of more showin gs & more offers because of the number of agents in that particular of¿ce. We knew the market was slow but with very few showings & no offers, we ¿nally decided it was time to try something different. Freddy Marks was new to Harrison Hot Springs & we didn’t know muc h about him, his name just popped up here & there, but we had nothing to lose so decided to give him a call. His professionalism & enthusiastic approach mad e us feel con¿dent that we had made the right decision. Within a mon th we had an offer (lower than we wan ted) but Freddy worked with us to make it happen. With a very quic k closing date approaching , Freddy & his wife Evelyn spent the day with us in Coquitlam showin g us several homes in our preferred area (thank you Evelyn for your keen eye!). At the end of the day Fre ddy presented our offer on our chosen property & it was accepted. Freddy & Linda kept us info rmed every step of the way, via e-mail & phone calls, with both the sale of our old home & purchase of the new one - it all went like cloc kwork. On our possession date (worst snow day of the year) Freddy & Evelyn were waiting for us in Coq uitlam with the keys to our new home & even had a cozy ¿re waiting for us when we walked in.If selling or buying real estate you are we highly recommend Freddy Marks & their complete team & Linda , their work ethic & attentio n to detail is outstanding, it was a pleasure doing business with them & we would not hesitate to call on them again in the future”. Frank & Helen Watson, Coq uitlam , BC

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Veggies and herbs make for versatile soups Carrots, broccoli and beans all have their merits in the soup pot Believe it or not, summer has arrived and with it an abundance of vegetables, salads and herbs. Sometimes we even wonder what to do with it all.  Of course, we can freeze some, it does take the least amount of effort and is, perhaps, the healthiest way to preserve. I, however, like to make soups, have some of it right away and freeze the rest.  This is mainly due to Phil, my son-in-law, a self-proclaimed soup connoisseur! Basically he likes all soups, but there is one he declared to be "the soup of all soups!" It is a creamed carrot/orange soup which, indeed, tastes delicious. To make it does

not take much effort and it gives you an abundance of vitamins, including carotene which is so important to keep our eyes healthy and strong. Should you like to try it, here is the recipe:

small pieces. Put them in a pot, cover them with water and cook until they are soft. Puree them with some of the water and set them aside.  Melt the butter, add the flour and stir vigorously until smooth.  Add the pureed You need:  carrots and as 2 - 3 bunmuch water dles of fresh as you need to carrots get the right 2 tbsp   butconsistency of RUTH ALTENDORF ter the soup.  2 tbsp flour Harrison I always Half of a 295 Happenings use the water gram package I use to cook pure orange the vegetables,  juice concentrate otherwise many of the salt to taste vitamins get lost. Let it one tsp curry (op- simmer, add the orange tional) concentrate, add salt to taste and  1 tsp curry, Method: try it and be pleasantly Clean the carrots surprised! and cut them into Oh, I forgot the cream and it is so important!  I should have done it after I added the orange concentrate, but I will do it now and nobody will know! I follow the same procedure with other vegetables such as broccoli, for instance.  Instead of curry I use nutmeg and I omit the orange concentrate.  These soups Change a Life, can be eaten hot, lukewarm or cold! Support Mentoring Sometimes, however, I prefer a clear soup Big Brothers Big Sisters and my favourite one 24th Annual Charity Golf Classic is the asparagus/pea Thursday, August 22, 2013 soup.  At Ledgeview Golf & Country Club

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You need: 2 - 3 bundles of asparagus Lots of parsley 1 bundle of green onions 2 cups frozen (or fresh) peas, 2 or more tbsp butter 1 cup of dry white wine  Method:   In a pot melt the butter until light brown and add the vegetables, starting with the onions. Saute them briefly, add water until it looks the right amount to you, add salt to taste, the wine and let it simmer until all the veg-

etables are soft. This soup does not only taste delicious, it is also very healthy since the asparagus is attributed with all kinds of good things including "cleaning power".    Finally, the green bean soup – a soup of a somewhat heavier kind.  You need:  About  2 - 3 pounds of green beans, parsley butter flour salt nutmeg to taste.  Method: After washing, cut the beans in small pieces, put them in a pot, cover them with water and bring it to a boil. Let the beans cook until tender.  In another pot, melt the butter, add the flour and whisk until the mixture is smooth.  Add the water and the beans and let it cook until the beans are tender.  Add salt and nutmeg to taste.  You can hardboil some eggs, one per person, slice them and add them to the soup before serving.  Finally, a few words about "all those herbs!" Parsley is one herb I use a lot year round - fresh in the summer, dried in winter.  To dry it, I remove the stems, tear it into small pieces and dry it in the oven at a very low heat.  When dry, I flake it and Presto! I have a full supply for the winter.  Lovage is another one of my favourite herbs. It looks like celery and can be used fresh or dried – the method for drying is the same as for parsley. It develops its full flavour especially in long cooking dishes such as soups and stews. A friend of mine minces the fresh parsley and then freezes it, but I have not used this method yet – perhaps I will try it this summer!

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Dear Neighbours of Pioneer Avenue, Please take a moment to read this notice about the filming of scenes for the television series “Wayward Pines” in your town. WWP Productions Ltd has received approval from the City Council of the District of Kent to proceed with plans to use the 7000/7100 Block of Pioneer Avenue as a recurring location for our production. “Wayward Pines” is a ten episode series that will film between August 19, 2013 and February 28, 2014 throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. We anticipate that there will only be a few days of actual filming per month during this time, with our first visit expected to be in early September.

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Club Summer Reading You want to read, you want to enjoy the outdoors & keep gardening or walking?? You can do it all with an audio book. Get a copy of a Jodi Picoult book & all you need to read is a set of headphones. This is part of the library’s regular drop-in book club, so it is open to anyone. A regular book club meeting will be held at the end of summer to discuss it. For more information, call your at your library at 604-796-9510. Summer Carnival 1 9, st Augu y, Agassiz Library! Frida Storytime in the Park: August - 3 pm. Games, bouncy castle, faceat Spirit Square in Harrison Hot painting by Sherry! Bring a blanket, Springs A new book for every family, your Call in. drop , Free fun. e som y enjo lunch & entertainment. Reading & library for information. 604-796-9510 family fun has never been better. Free, drop in, registration starts at 10:45 am. Whats Up For Summer mer Reading Club?: The Sum Carnival Games, bouncy castle, face painting, and carnival food! Join the fun, bring a friend. Friday, August 9 Ch ris 1 pm - 3 pm at Agassiz Library

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In order to transform Pioneer Avenue into downtown Wayward Pines we need to do a significant amount of construction and set dressing during the next six weeks. This work will include construction of a number of façades on the north side of the street to give the appearance that there are businesses on both sides of the block. We will also be talking to each of the individual businesses on the south side about the possibility of doing some cosmetic changes to their storefronts. We’d like to provide you with some information to help you prepare for our arrival and anticipate how our activity might affect your daily routine. The following is an approximate schedule of our initial preparations leading up to our first filming visit: Monday, July 29th to Friday, August 2nd · A temporary sidewalk will be poured on the north side of the street (which will cover roughly a dozen stalls of parking in the centre of the block) · The supporting scaffolding for a façade in the parking lot at the east end of the block (next to the Observer) will be put in place Tuesday, August 6th to Friday, August 9th · Construction of the façades on the north side of the street begins, working from west to east · Construction of the façade in the parking lot at the east end of the block begins Monday to Friday, August 12th to 16th, 19th to 23rd, and 26th to 30th · Construction of the façades on the north side of the street continues · Construction, set dressing and cosmetic touches of existing buildings on the south side of the street begins Tuesday, September 3rd to Friday, September 6th · We anticipate filming will take place over two or three days during this week (further details of filming will be covered in another letter sent out closer to the dates) Monday, September 9th to Friday, September 13th · Wrapping out of some of the set dressing and cosmetic touches of the storefronts on the south side · Ensuring that all the facades and set dressing that will remain until our next visit (in late October) are safe and secure We will do our best to minimize our impact to the area, but a certain amount of disruption to your regular routine is unavoidable. During all of the above work, traffic management will be performed to ensure the safety of the public and our crew. This will occasionally include a closure of the westbound lane of Pioneer Avenue between Evergreen Drive and Park Street during our prep, and a full closure of Pioneer Avenue on our shoot days. We also appreciate that losing a portion of the parking in the area for a prolonged period of time is a concern to some of the local businesses and we are working with the District to come up with a solution to this issue. We believe that the overall long-term benefits from our presence in your area will far outweight the short term inconveniences. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at our production office at 604-431-5502. General information about filming in Agassiz is available through Kerry Hilts at the District of Kent Film Office at 604-796-2235 or from the BC Film Commission at 604-730-2732. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during our work in your area and for your support of the BC Film Industry.

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The Latin rhythms of B.C. favourites, the Rio Samaya Band, also known as Pancho and Sal, come to Agassiz this Thursday. The lively duo will perform on Aug. 15 in Pioneer Park as part of the Twilight Concert Series for a special show called “Rhythm in the Park.” After 29 years of performing together, the East Vancouver-based

couple has developed a signature style of singing, instrumentals, and storytelling that has entranced audiences throughout the Fraser Valley time and time again. Their mostly original compositions of Latin flavoured music rest on their travelling experiences. Songs are written in Spanish, but the artists love sharing translations with the audience. They do it simultaneously, weaving

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English and Spanish in with the instruments. “We like to tell a bit of a story so people get the idea of where we came from,” said Pancho. Pancho grew up in Argentina, and Sal in Canada. He spent years playing rumbas and flamenco with gypsies in the south of France. She embodies a multicultural heritage, being born in England to an Argentinian mother. Their three kids often accompany them on stage. The two-member band manages to bring in a rich collection of instrumental sounds for every song. Regulars include flamenco and acoustic guitars, ukelele, a bamboo flute called the quena, a Chinese flute, and a charango (a South American 10-string instrument). “We have quite a collection of instruments. We travel around the world a lot, and we like to make a fusion of instruments from around the world,” said Sal. In one show, Sal might bring in a big drum, an accordion and shakers, while Pancho uses a loop pedal to connect different instruments at same time, creating a lead to his own track. Agassiz is a cherished performance destination for the couple.

“We like to go there. It’s one of our favourite spots,” said Pancho. “Everyone sits on a chair, or on the grass. They look so calm and cool. It’s really familyoriented. I like it.” The couple loves pulling people into their music, sometimes literally. “You never know, we might pick someone out of the audience in Pioneer Park,” said Pancho. The Rio Samaya Band is bringing new songs from a yet-tobe-released album to Agassiz on Aug. 15. They have been recording it in Mexico’s Baja California in June. They will return in November to put the finishing touches on 12 new songs, to be featured on a new album, “Live What You Love.” Two of their past albums, El Regalo and Secretos, will on sale at the show. Visitors will also have a chance to purchase local goodies from the Agassiz Farm Fresh Market, as well as hot dogs and drinks from the fire department, and popcorn from Prospera Credit Union. For the kids, there will be a bouncy castle from ECD Success by Six. The concert series is sponsored by Prospera Credit Union, the Agassiz Harrison Lions Club, and local media.

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Justine Stoeckly starts her leg of the 200m free relay.

Annual Kristy Hatt Memorial Swim Meet Agassiz posts strong showing Susan Lawrence CONTRIBUTOR

On July 20 and 21 the local pool was bustling with the energy of many Fraser Valley summer club swimmers from Agassiz, Harrison, Chilliwack, Langley, Haney, Abbotsford and Mission. They were all competing against other swimmers to get into finals and against their own previous best times. Timing is everything in swimming. The big clock at the end of the pool that ticks by the seconds seems slow compared to the 100th of a second that can mean the difference between a first and second place finish or a new best time. First there is the announcement of the heats to let the swimmers know to go wait at the marshalling area. Then it is time to go wait by the side of the pool, then they wait behind the blocks and finally the swimmers are waiting for the “take your mark” call. They stand completely still on the blocks, looking down the lane, mentally preparing to swim as fast as they can. Moving too soon can mean a false start and with the one start rule, it means a DQ (disqualification). Especially in the relays you can see the intensity as swimmers carefully watch their teammate approach to touch the wall before they leave. Agassiz did well in the relays. In the 200 free relay, the six and under girls team of Bronwen, Amarri, Brooke and Indiana came in first place. Division 5 girls (Henrietta McInroy, Saidee Smith, Annalise and Justine Stoeckly) and the Division 8 girls (Jaydin Lees, Taylor Lees with help from coaches Rachel and Jen) both came second. The Division 2 girls (Nicola James, Katelyn Gafka, Dana Stoeckly and EmilyKutrowski) came in third . The Div 6 girls (Hebrina, Jaydin,

Henrietta and Taylor) came in third in the Medley relay. That just takes time and practice. Coaches Jen and Rachel both demonstrated their graceful butterfly strokes and came in third place in each of their divisions. Randolf McInroy showed beautiful form in his butterfly which helped him finish fourth in 100 IM (one length of the pool in butterfly, back, breast and freestyle). He also finished first in 50 breast. Katelyn Gafka and Alex Schwichtenberg also finished third in this event. Nashon Douglas was on his usual fast pace and won first place in 50 free, second in 50 butterfly and fourth in 100 back and 100 free.

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Alec Schwichtenberg swims in the 100 breaststroke.

Hosting a swim meet takes an incredible amount of parent time as well. The planning starts well before the meet. Parents volunteer their time to collect donations for the silent auction, the volunteer prizes, the DQ prizes, food for the meet officials etc. Then on Friday set-up starts with putting up the timing board and touch pads and computers. On the day of the meet parents help out with timing, announcing, marshalling, stroke and turn judging,

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