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An Agassiz couple is facing five years in prison in the U.S. after an alleged drug run went wrong. Jonna and Robert Booth’s troubles began when they attempted to cross the border into Northgate, North Dakota on Monday afternoon. They were traveling in a 1999 Coach Camper, and were chosen for a secondary inspection. An affidavit filed with the United States District Court states that the husband and wife both claimed they were not carrying more than $10,000 USD. An inspection of the vehicle revealed that $73,080 was stowed away in a panel of the camper. The Booths were immediately separated and detained. While they both initially claimed to officers that the money was won gambling, Mrs. Booth is said to have changed her story when officers told her they found her journal, and knew that the money was actually from the sale of marijuana. Booth then told officers the couple had endured financial hardship, and in January this year they had began running drugs to Manitoba about once a month. She could not say how much marijuana had been transported, and how much they had made. They had crossed into the U.S. to avoid traveling

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to help communities focus on where to focus their energies Young children in Agassiz, for early childhood education. Dr. Karen Harrison Hot Springs and Hope Superintendent are among the least ready for Nelson pointed out that the school in the province, according Early Childhood Education to a recently released community committee has worked hard to fill the need in the community, summary. The report, created through through successful programs like UBC's Human Early Learning StrongStart.  The report breaks down Partnership, measures  vulnerability in kindergarten vulnerabilities into separate aged children across B.C.  While scales for physical well being, the provincial average is 32.5 per social competence, emotional language and cent vulnerability, Fraser Cascade maturity, school district received a rate of cognitive development, and communication skills.  45 per cent.  Fraser Cascade children are the "This is shocking," school trustee Marv Cope said at this most vulnerable when it comes to Tuesday's board meeting in physical health and well being, at Agassiz. "Before they even get to 26 per cent. However, language and cognitive skills was fairly low school, they're way behind."  The report breaks down the at eight per cent vulnerability, and vulnerabilities in an attempt falling over previous years. That is THE OBSERVER 



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Dr. Nelson mentioned that perhaps transportation to various early education programs is one barrier to development before kindergarten. The results are based on where the children live, not where they go to school. A total of 222 kindergarten students participated in the Fraser Cascade this year. Finally, the report states that all environmental influences need to work together to for optimal development, from the family and neighbourhood, to the region, nation and even global environment.  To learn more about the study, visit To learn more about local early childhood development programs, phone the school district at 604-7962225 or Family Place at 604-7962585.

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likely due to the focus on literacy in the region, district staff said. The numbers were different between Hope and Agassiz/ Harrison, with Hope receiving a rate of 49 per cent overall vulnerability. In Agassiz/ Harrison, the rate is currently 39 per cent.  Province wide, about one third of children are reportedly not prepared for kindergarten.  "It's very worrisome," Dr. Nelson said, and brings challenges to the school system as they help students catch up. "We'll keep trying."  The study has been held in 'waves' since 1999, with this year's report being wave 5. Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs are listed as increasing in vulnerability, while Hope has had no critical change since the last report. 

A local parent has spearheaded a fundraiser that is having a positive impact locally and abroad. For the past month, Anna Gladue has been working with schools throughout the Fraser-Cascade school district to collect bags of clothing, towels, linens, shoes and textiles. All the items will be turned into rags or if usable packed into containers and shipped to Third World countries with the help of Trans-Continental Textile Recycling Ltd. in Surrey. “Most fundraisers rely on parents to be giving out money. This particular fundraiser is different in that there’s no socio-economic barriers,” said Gladue. “In addition to that, we’re recy-

cling and teaching the kids about worldwide uses and looking at the big picture. The money itself is then used locally in the schools. It’s a great fundraiser on so many levels.” The donations in Hope were picked up by the textile company, filling a five-ton truck. Just under 700 bags of clothing, weighing about 15 pounds each, were collected from the local schools, with Boston Bar Elementary Secondary School generating the most at 191 bags. Each school will be paid by the pound for their collection, with all funds going towards school initiatives. Gladue said they’ll receive on average $3.50 per bag of clothing. Bags were also collected in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. In total, Gladue said the district raised a combined total of more than $3,700.

Rhylln Heitsman, a Grade 7 student at Silver Creek Elementary, passes a bag of clothes to Eric Hammer of Trans-Continental Textile Recycling Ltd. who picked up the donated items from a school district-wide clothing drive.

Booths were not known to local RCMP prior to U.S. detainment Initially, the couple had dropped two hockey bags full of marijuana in a ditch where it was to be picked up. When they couldn’t get a hold of the person who was supposed to pick up, they arranged to drop it off at the Winnipeg home. Agassiz RCMP said the couple

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through the Rockies, after learning of poor weather in that area. They had just finished transporting an unknown amount of marijuana, stowed under their front seats as they traveled across Canada, to a house in Winnipeg.


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were not known to them prior to hearing about the case in the news this week. The Booths are not facing drug charges, but are facing charges of smuggling bulk cash into and out of the United States. At a hearing on Tuesday, Robert Booth told the judge they had








no plans to sneak money into the United States, but were just trying to get home. The Booths were not asked to enter a plea on Tuesday and a detention hearing was scheduled for Wednesday. A result of that hearing was not available before press time.





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A school zone for Harrison Hot Springs elementary school will remain in place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on school days, following lengthy discussion among councillors about its effectiveness.

School speed zone to remain Council votes down recommendation to reduce hours

Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Harrison Hot Springs Council voted down a staff recommendation to shorten the hours of the Village’s only school zone. The recommendation stemmed from a Jun. 19 special council meeting where it was decided that staff would contact the school to discuss changing the hours of the school zone, currently 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to end at 3 p.m. each school day.

Staff discussed the matter with the school’s principal, Mark Classen, and it was decided that reducing the hours would have little or no effect on the students’ safety. Each councillor had a different take on the subject at Monday night’s council meeting. “I personally am not in favour (of changing the hours,” Coun. Allan Jackson said. “I don’t see what the big deal is. I’m not going to compromise on children’s

safety.” However, Coun. Sonja Reyerse, a longtime member of the local school parent advisory council, said the traffic along Hot Springs Road has never been a safety concern. Coun. John Buckley said he is in favour of keeping the school zone as is, while everyone acknowledged the many speed zones along that stretch of road. From the entrance of the Village, drivers are traveling 80 km/hr, to


60 km/hr, then 50 km/ hr, then 30 km/hr for the school, and a short stretch that returns to 50 km/hr. “I think I have to admit that maybe something should be done,” Mayor Leo Facio said. Facio, Buckley and Jackson opposed reducing the speed limit hours, and Reyerse and Coun. Zoltan Kiss voted in favour. Upgrades here Changes are underway for Hot Springs

Road this week. Road work crews are busy widening the pavement to allow for a safer biking and pedestrian shoulder on the west side of the road. That improvement will run to the entrance of the Village, Mayor Leo Facio said in council Monday night. It would be up to the District of Kent to contact ICBC about extending the project past the Village.

Nine grow ops busted in 24 hours in Harrison Mills Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

RCMP busted nine marijuana grow operations in Harrison Mills in less than 24 hours, after accidentally stumbling across one of them. Agassiz RCMP discovered one op-

eration accidentally on the afternoon of Oct. 1, said Cpl. Dwayne Farlin. They returned the next day with search warrants and uncovered another eight grow locations, all in separate structures. The property is in the 46000 block of Lougheed Hwy. In total, 4,446

marijuana plants were seized, along with a shotgun that had previously been stolen from Chilliwack. Four people were arrested and released later. Charges are being contemplated and the investigation continues, RCMP said.

Coroner probes B.C. youth suicides

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Despite the media and political focus on bullying, an analysis of recent youth suicides in B.C. has found that bullying was a factor in only one in four cases. The B.C. Coroners Service released the report of a death review panel last week, looking at 91 youth suicides between 2008 and 2012. It recommends better coordination between schools, hospitals and mental health services to identify teens at risk of suicide, and follow-up after suicides to determine drug use,

sexual orientation and other possible risk factors. More than 60 per cent of young people studied had previous or current contact with the mental health system, the largest common factor. But 27 per cent of the cases were teens who took their lives without any previous warning signs identified by family, school or people in the community. Almost half of the teens in the study were 17 and 18, and two out of three successful suicides were boys. Of the 91 cases, 18 were aboriginal, a rate about twice as

high as the general population. Michael Egilson, who chaired the B.C. Coroners Service Child Death Review Panel, said the next step is to meet with young people to get their input into how best to reach vulnerable teens before they harm themselves. NDP children and family development critic Carole James said more awareness and study of the problem is helpful, but the recommendations have been made in other studies by coroners and Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s independent children’s advocate. James said parents often de-




scribe a “revolving door” where teens with mental illness go to emergency, get medication and are told to return to the hospital or call police if they have another crisis. Meanwhile they go on a waiting list for counselling or residential treatment, which can take several months. James said when she questioned Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux in budget debates this summer, she was told there are no more resources in the current budget to expand youth mental health services.

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Two days to swill Inaccurate information ran in the Observer last Friday regarding the Harrison Beer Festival. The Observer apologizes for any inconvenience. The festival runs for two days, not three as reported. Those two days are Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. There are three separate events throughout the weekend, however. Cask Night is on Oct. 25, featuring six of B.C.’s best breweries, a friendly competition, a warm and friendly British pub feel, music and games. The Harrison Beer Festival runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 and the Oktoberfest Dance is later that evening. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit

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Village of Harrison Hot Springs NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Village Office 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs will hold a Public Hearing, pursuant to Section 890 of the Local Government Act of British Columbia, as noted above, on the following items. 1. ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 1043, 2013 Location: 571 Echo Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0 Owner: Lois Home Purpose: To rezone the subject property as shown on the map below from Low Density Residential (Duplex) - R-2 zone to Low Density Residential 3 (Small Lot) – R3 zone The subject application is to facilitate a two lot single family subdivision.

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The document is available for review on the Village Office website at or at the Village Office located at 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, during business hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Persons who deem that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Zoning Amendment Bylaw, will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing, or if you are unable to attend, you may send your written submission to the Village Office, PO Box 160, Harrison Hot Springs, BC VOM 1KO no later than 4:00 p.m. October 21, 2013. All submissions will form part of the record of the Public Hearing. The proposed bylaw may be inspected between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from October 8, 2013 to October 21, 2013, inclusive, in the Village Office, 495 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, BC. Please direct your enquiries to the Manager of Development and Community Services at 604-796-2171. Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Debra Key Corporate Officer

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Learn how to keep your family safe at open house Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER


Kids will have a chance to learn about fire prevention at the Agassiz Fire Department’s open house this Saturday.

Gather the kids and head to the fire hall this Saturday, for a chance to learn a whole lot about fire safety. It’s Fire Prevention Week around the province and the Agassiz Firehall is participating by holding its annual open house. Everyone is invited to meet with the

Board funds learning improvements Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Nine schools in the Fraser Cascade will receive funding from the Learning Improvement Fun Spending Plan, totaling $215,150. The money will help cover

costs of teaching supports and professional development, and is allocated on an 'as needed' basis, Karen Nelson, superintendent of schools said. The board approved the funding unanimously. Of that funding, $2,000 will


firefighters, chat with the fire chief, or even climb aboard a fire truck. There will be a barbecue on site, along with prizes and information to take home. Each year, the fire department also plans demonstrations of their skills and handson activities. The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7652 Industrial Way.

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Forum aims to diminish domestic violence The Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment RCMP and members of the Purple Lights Night committee are hosting a community forum on Thursday, Oct. 24.

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Bullying must end Is the world a safer place for kids since Port Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd killed herself on Oct. 10, 2012 after posting that heart-wrenching video seen around the world? No, but we have learned a few things since. We've learned, for example, that the Internet can be a rough, cruel world for kids unless they are taught how to protect themselves and their privacy – and we know that the Internet is a powerful tool for ruining someone's reputation. We've seen that vulnerable girls and boys are easily exploited online by voyeurs who lure them with false names and post their pictures and videos, sometimes with devastating consequences. We learned, as well, that rape culture is so deeply engrained in our society that Canadian university students didn't see anything wrong with frosh week chants about sex with underage girls until authorities found out and put a stop to it. We've learned that it's easy to troll the Internet for photos and then post them, without consent, as a Facebook dating chat room did with a picture of Rehtaeh Parsons (the Nova Scotia teen

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who committed suicide after photos of an alleged gang-rape were posted). Simply put, laws are inadequate for dealing with meanness and stupidity on the web. Even Port Coquitlam couldn't find a way to legislate against bullying. But there has been some action, too. B.C.'s ERASE Bullying website, available during the school year, provides resources for families with bullying concerns, and administrators and school counsellors are being trained to identify and support at-risk youth. The Kids Help Phone got more publicity about its services for kids and School District 43 has a new digital responsibility policy for teachers, students and parents working on the web. Even workplace bullying has received a higher profile in the year since Todd's death, with a new Workplace BC website addressing the issue, and the BC Coroner's Service studied youth suicide this fall and recommended more collaboration and resources. Will all this talk prevent another Amanda Todd situation from occurring? May be not, but we can no longer have ignorance as an excuse.


Is a four-season mountain feasible at Hemlock? Here’s how you responded: Yes 63% No 37%

B.C. marijuana referendum misguided B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – I won’t be signing the “Sensible B.C.” petition to demand a provincewide  referendum on marijuana enforcement. You shouldn’t either, and here are a few reasons why. Let me start by saying I’ve been calling for legalization and regulation of pot for 20 years, to conserve police resources and reduce violent crime. Our war on drugs is a failure even for heroin and cocaine, and marijuana is obviously much easier to produce. But the current effort led by Dana Larsen, B.C.’s clown prince of pot, is not only misguided, it’s dangerous. The petition does not propose legalization. It seeks to impose a provincial law that would stop B.C.

police from using any resources for simple possession charges. This would create a loophole in the federal drug law. So what would that do? It would protect otherwise innocent customers of the current illegal marijuana trade, while leaving the criminal distribution business in place. For a closer look at that, I recommend reports from the Surrey Six murder trial now underway, or the upcoming case against three accused assassins of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna. Larsen’s loony law would tie police hands when they are trying to hold someone on a lesser charge while they search for evidence of something nastier. This is a source of many simple possession charges today. Police chiefs have a different idea, asking for the option of treating simple possession as a ticket offence to keep the court time to a minimum.

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Both of these notions have the same obvious flaws. They don’t deal with sales to minors and they divert no revenue to government, leaving most of that in the hands of criminal dealers who buy cocaine, guns and fancy cars.

“It would protect otherwise innocent customers of the current illegal marijuana trade, while leaving the criminal distribution business in place” Colorado and Washington have gone the legalization route, so far without interference from their federal government. These states need money, and they don’t need more crime or ill-considered hippy gesture politics. Meanwhile in Ottawa, Health Canada is trying to convert a poorly

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regulated mess of small-scale medical marijuana licences to a free-market system of commercial producers. Local politicians tore a strip off Health Canada officials at their recent convention, after years of warnings that federal licences were scattered at unknown locations, often used as fronts for larger grow-ops. Mission Coun. Dave Hensman predicted that when a grower gets a letter cancelling  his licence, he’s more likely to roll up a big joint with it than to shut down. Burnaby Coun. Nick Volkow suggested the response would echo an old Cheech and Chong routine: “Dave’s not here, man.” Here’s another reason not to support Larsen: the conduct of his organizers. One fellow set up a petition table at, of all places, the Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam. After scrawling “pot cures cancer” on the table, he proceeded to interrupt speeches by OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

cancer survivors and the run itself by yelling the same false slogan. You can imagine how people with terminal cancer and their loved ones would react. Some would know that marijuana may alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, just as it can ease suffering for some multiple sclerosis patients. But the suggestion of a cure is as cruel as it is moronic. Larsen’s “cannibus” has been rolling around B.C., reaping uncritical media coverage. It even blundered into the recent Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver, an event to mark the end of federal hearings into the effects of residential schools on  aboriginal children. I wouldn’t support the Larsen bunch for anything, unless it involved them looking for jobs. Just say no. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and Tw i t t e r : @ t o m f l e t c h e r b c E-mail:


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Mailbag The 'heart and soul' of communities Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities. They support families and keep local economies strong. The owners are parents, coaches and volunteers who make a difference every day. October is Small Business Month – our chance to recognize the tremendous contributions that small businesses make. Across B.C., 98 per cent of businesses are

small businesses and more than a million people work for them. It takes courage, energy and dedication to run a small business. I know the challenges from running my own business for 21 years and from my time with the BC Chamber of Commerce. That's why, as Minister of State, I am working hard to make B.C. the most small-business friendly

jurisdiction in Canada. It's why we're continuing to cut red tape and boost the small business share of government contracts by 20 per cent. It's also why government has already cut the small business corporate income tax rate by 44 per cent, and is committed to cutting it a further 40 per cent. This month, join me in thanking small businesses in

your community. In fact, you can nominate your favourite for a Small Business BC Award between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30: http:// Together, we can make sure the small-business heart of our communities beats a little stronger. Naomi Yamamoto Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business

Two responses to Fletcher column CO2 a tiny fraction of atmosphere Re: Science loses ground to superstition (B.C. Views, Oct. 4). Tom Fletcher is, in my view, one of B.C.'s most under-appreciated commentators. This column  sums up one of our world's strangest phenomena – superstition increases in lockstep with the increase in human knowledge. Fletcher focuses on our endless climate-change conflict, but you can add debates such as 'smart meters causing cancer,' 'vaccines causing autism,' 'genetic engineering bad/ organic good' and on and on. Toss in the anti-coal and anti-pipeline crowd, and you have a mass of ignorance that boggles the mind. 

Never have so many known so little about basic mathematics, physics, chemistry, history and so forth. To illustrate my point, consider that the Earth's atmosphere is 77 per cent nitrogen and 21 per cent oxygen. That leaves two per cent for all the trace gases including carbon dioxide – currently .04 of one per cent. How can a reasonable person argue that carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change? Fletcher also notes the genetic engineering (GE) debate at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention. GE offers some of the best solutions to hunger afflicting much of the Earth's human population. In spite of the potential benefits, nearly half of our

municipal leaders buy into the anti-GE hysteria. If you listened to Vancouver city council, we should all be living in yurts and scratching, along with our chickens, a living from backyard organic gardens.  Mind boggling! Francis Patrick Jordan White Rock Biblical destruction of planet Re: Science loses ground to superstition (B.C. Views, Oct. 4.) It’s truly bewildering to see such a headline above yet even more of Tom Fletcher’s demagoguery towards David Suzuki – one who’s an ardent believer and follower of actual science. If it’s actual science that Fletcher truly seeks, why does he conveniently

In support of goose cull In response to the question: Do you support the killing of geese to control their population? Yes, because of the overpopulation of these geese, plus the mess that's left

behind, I'm in favor for a longer hunting season for these geese. In each community there are people who would love to have a free goose meal. Reid Peters

overlook the blatant antiscience thinking and frightening policy of his bird-of-a-feather Prime Minister Stephen Harper? As one who’s spent some early years consuming fundamentalist Christian preaching and teaching, including the evangelical sort towards which Harper and many of his MPs claim to be devout, it’s clear that such theology does not at all concern itself with a healthy, pristine Earth eco-

system. For, according to the Book of Revelations, Earth is to eventually be laid complete waste for a considerable period of time – if not permanently (depending on Biblical interpretation). So, really, why worry about an unhealthy state of the planet’s environment – especially when there are so many jobs to be had? Frank G. Sterle, Jr. White Rock

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The Communities in Bloom Committee in Harrison spotted this garden still full of colour late in the season. Walter Ulm at 454 Naismith Ave. has mastered the art of showcasing potted flowers in his existing flower beds to provide color throughout the growing season. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Travel back in time with well-known historian John Mitchell ( as he shares the story of Sandon at the Agassiz Library. The Monte Carlo of B.C., Sandon burst to life during the silver boom of the mid-1890s, and was the first city in the province to be fully electrified. The town was wide open and wild 24/7 with tin horn gamblers, bordellos, newspaper men and two railways – all tucked tightly between towering mountains. Join Mitchell on Sat., Nov. 2 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no cost for this event, and it is suited for an adult audience.








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Endangered frogs released by Vancouver Zoo Oregon spotted frogs are critically endangered species For the third year in a row, the Greater Vancouver Zoo has released 325 Oregon spotted frogs back into the wilds of Agassiz. The release took place on Oct. 3. The zoo says the project has been a very important part of the their conservation efforts since the frog received the status of “critically endangered” in 1999. The Oregon spotted frogs are the most endangered amphibian in Canada. The Greater Vancouver Zoo provides a “head start” program that involves removing egg masses from the wild and then raising the frogs in a captive environment until they are large enough to be released. This has proven to have a much higher survival rate than the embryos, tadpoles and small frogs would see in the wild. This is the third year that the Oregon spotted frog recovery team

has released frogs to the Chaplin site in Agassiz. The hopes with releasing such large numbers several years in a row to the same site would be to see the first egg masses next year in this area. Oregon Spotted Frogs are medium-sized (approximately 5-10 cm) and named for the black blotches with light centres that are distributed across the head and back of adult frogs. These spots become larger and ragged looking around the edges as the frog ages. They also have a pair of parallel, light brown to orange ridges which are called dorsolateral folds that run from just behind the eyes all the way down their back. Juveniles are light brown or olive green on their back and white to cream on their belly. Their mating call consists of a series of 5-50 clucks that sound like knocking on a log, or someone softly clicking their tongue on the roof

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of their mouth. There has been a big decline in numbers due to the area being inhabited by the introduced bullfrog, green frogs and predatory fish that compete with the Oregon spotted frog for food and their habitat. Reed canary grass is an inva-

sive plant that can also change the frog’s habitat. Also the loss and degradation of breeding habitat from dam construction, drainage patterns being altered, excessive livestock grazing, agricultural use for water and other human activities that reduce or

eliminate shallow water. Oregon spotted frogs spend most of their time in shallow calm waters, usually floodplains and wetlands; especially ponds that has sunlight that warms the water. The Oregon spotted frog recovery team was

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The District of Kent Recreation is looking for an enthusiastic leader to assist with our After School Program that operates 2 days per week (approximately 5 hours per week). If you enjoy working with school age children in an active environment, please contact Kimberly Goulet at 604-796-8891 or submit your resume to the Fitness/ Activity Centre, Attention: After School Program. Deadline for submissions is: 4:00 p.m. Oct. 28, 2013.

Columnist and friends tour Whistler’s mountaintops I suppose I should first give you the answer to last week’s question, “Where have all the husbands gone?” My answer,   I should explain, does not come from Stats Canada or any other source of this kind, but from my own experience!  Way back, our so-

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ciety decided, or at least was of the opinion, that a man should be in his late twenties before getting married. By then, they thought, he would have sufficient income, from either a trade or academic position, needed to raise a family.  Heinz, the man I married, was nine years older than myself.  His mother was only 18 when she got married, while his father was already a young lawyer.  While these arrangements have worked or were even necessary at the time, they also left the majority of women widows at a relatively early age.  However, things have changed since then because we, the society and our lifestyle, have. Young people start life together now and at a much younger age.  And, with some luck, they will be able to enjoy their retire-


Senior Happenings ment years together. For now, however, it is still the norm that older women out number men their age wherever they go. But onto some thing else.  There is an old saying “when angels travel the sky is laughing” and according to this, my friends Renare, Trudy, Betty and myself must be pretty good because after a lengthy time of truly unpleasant weather the sun was shining again when we left for Whistler last week.  The sun also

On Sunday, however, we woke up to beautiful weather and decided on the spot to take part in the Peak -2 - Peak experience. We soon found ourselves on top of Whistler Mountain first, followed by a leisurely glide to BlackComb Mountain and back. The peak to peak gondolas are quite comfortable and roomy and have, to the delight of Ruthy, glass bottoms in the center.  But, I think that we all agreed that gondolling from peak to peak was a most wonderful experience we all would not like to have missed. How possible is this to do for seniors you might ask?  I will answer this question in next week’s Observer. For today, however, I will close with a big thank-you to Renate Schwanke, who made this trip posssible and to Trudy and Betty for being such good friends!

Healthy Communities survey students Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Pursuant to the Community Charter, the District of Kent gives notice that it intends to close and dispose of a portion of road dedicated by Plan LMP50091. The road outlined in black hatch and identified as “ROAD TO BE CLOSED” on the below site map contains 977.5 square metres.

shone when we came back while in between the weather tried to spoil our trip. Luckily it did not work since we stayed in a most delightful bed and breakfast called Chalet Beau Sejour. The owners, Sue and Hal, made our stay more like a visit to one’s favourite relatives and it would have been easy to just stay there.  But the urge to explore was stronger and we went to visit the Aboriginal Cultural Center where we took a guided tour through the magnificent building. The tour included a welcome song, a short movie, a handcrafting lesson in the longhouse and much more. We were also treated to coffee and traditional bannocks before ending the tour with a visit to their gift store. This was a true temptation since the store was filled with an abundance of unique and beautiful souvenirs.

"How many times do you eat dinner at the table together with your family?" That's just one of the questions students will be answering in an upcoming survey designed to find out about current local lifestyles. The survey based on the 5-2-10 Let's Go concept of better living, and was developed by Hope and area Healthy Communities. The school board approved the survey unanimously at Tuesday's board meeting.

Stan Watchorn, the district's director of instruction, explained that the survey will ask basic questions about students' lives and give health providers and the school district an idea of what health barriers students are facing. The 5-2-1-0 Let's Go program asks kids to eat five or more fruits and vegetables a day, limit themselves to two hours or less of recreational screen time, encourages one hour or more per day or physical activity and zero sugary drinks in favour of water and low fat milk. The board also approved a second

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survey to be carried out this year, with two trustees opposed. Both Trustee Pat Furness and Trustee Linda McMullan both voted against bringing the Queen's University Health Study to the Fraser Cascade. "It's just survey after survey," Furness said. The survey looks at the health status of young people across Canada, and will be given to students in Grades 7 to 10 at AESS and Grades 6 and 7 at C.E. Barry intermediate school.

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The portion of road will be disposed of by the District of Kent to Agassiz All Storage Ltd. (the “Purchaser”), the owners of the lands immediately adjacent to the closed road portion in order to allow for the consolidation of lands. The District will receive no less than $25,000 for the purchase of the Closed Road. All survey and registration costs to close the road and consolidate the Closed Road parcel will be borne by the Purchaser. This is not a request for public tender. Council will be considering “Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw No. 1497, 2013” at a Special Meeting of Council scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2013. Any persons affected by this bylaw may submit their views in writing on or before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013 to ensure consideration by Council. For further information please contact Mr. Darcey Kohuch, Director of Development Services, at 604-796-2235. Darcey Kohuch Director of Development Services

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formed in 1999 when the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) first designated the frog as “endangered” in order to save the species. The species is also red-listed in B.C. The team is comprised of biologists from provincial and federal government agencies, members of CAZA-AZAC (Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums - Aquariums et Zoos Accrédités du Canada) and other researchers.

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Church members march Anglican congregation joins Vancouver event


Ten Agassiz and Harrison area residents journeyed recently to Vancouver to take part in a march organized by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The federally operated commission is working to discover and reveal past wrong-doing by the Government of Canada and Christian churches. Residential schools came into being in the 1860s. After the last school closed its doors in 1996, allegations of physical, psychological, sexual abuse and neglect came to light. Their aim was to assimilate First Nation children into ‘white’ society. The Anglican Church of Canada delivered an apology to First Nations peoples by the then-Primate Michael Peers to the Native Convocation in Minaki, Ontario in August 1993. In June 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for the government’s role in their administration of the residential schools, and so did the leaders of the other parties in the Canadian House of Commons. In order to create an awareness, six representatives from All Saints Anglican Church, Agassiz congregated with 500 worshippers for a moving, hour-long Service of Reconciliation at Christ Church Cathedral on the corner of Burrard and West Georgia. Bishop Mark MacDonald, the national indigenous bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada gave a sermon at the communion ser-


Members of All Saints Anglican gathered to march in Vancouver at the Truth and Reconciliation event.

vice. After the service the congregation spilled out onto West Georgia joining the throngs of people from Granville heading down the 4 km route through downtown to a vacant lot beside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre where the ceremony took place. Karol Henrotte from All Saints was among the solid mass of people who inched their way towards the stage. “We took three steps forward and came to a stop, then moved forward a few steps and so on until over an hour later we had only reached the post office, just blocks away,” she said. People were shoulder to shoulder, umbrellas held high; some walked with canes, many held banners in the pouring rain. “We could not move any closer,” she added. The crowd reached back to Granville Street.

An estimated 70,000 marched and stood. It was over-whelming. Not many were expected due to the inclement weather; only 50,000 were hoped for. There was a profound sense of community that so many participated, wanting to understand and express solidarity with First Nations peoples. The organizers were thankful for the support. Loud speakers were positioned at regular intervals along the route. There were great raucous cheers as keynote speaker Dr. Bernice King, daughter of American Civil Right hero Martin Luther King’s Jn, urged all Canadians to move forward and heal. Chief Robert Joseph of the Gwawaneuk First Nation on Vancouver Island also spoke. His daughter Karen Joseph, executive director of Reconciliation Canada,

was the brainchild behind the march. To conclude the ceremony a gospel choir was broadcast and the crowd sang along. The atmosphere was electric. The march came at the end of a week of hearings in the city by the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It was the sixth of seven gatherings across Canada, culminating in a final event in Edmonton in 2014. When Henrotte and colleagues went in search of a restaurant on the route, having departed from Agassiz at 5:30 a.m. that morning, they were distressed to find that staff they spoke with had no knowledge of the March, nor its purpose. “So many know nothing about the plight of many First Nations children who were plucked from their families and sent off to residential school.”


Whorley’s burro born with a cross

Oct 10, l963. • Born to Poncho and Jenny on Oct. 1, at the Whorley farm, was a miniature Mexican burro. The tiny animal is marked on the back and across the shoulders with a sign of the cross which according to the legend, is because one of his forebears carried Mary to the stable where Jesus was born. The animals belong to Mr. W. Whorley and his son Terry, who are wondering if this is the first burro to be born in Agassiz. • An exhibition soccer game was played at the Harrison Mills ball park, on Oct. 6 between the

Chehalis Indians of the Sasquatch Inn team, and the Mt. Lehman team. The final score was 4-3 for the Sasquatch Indians. • Freedomites living in the tent camp outside Mountain Prison have now established communications with the women inmates. Ever since their arrival some of the campers have been in the habit of going up the hill beside the road to the garbage dump, and waving towards the camp. At first, there was no one in sight, but as the ‘force-fed ‘ inmates have gained strength,

they have been coming outside and waving back. They are now strong enough to shout at the watchers on the hill, and in the quiet morning and evening, messages are being exchanged. As yet, there has been no direct communication with male prisoners, who are further away, and behind a wooden fence. They are able to shout to the women in the other compound, however, and messages have been relayed. Echoes from the Past is collected weekly by members of the Agassiz Harrison Historical Society.

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d Shaw Cable. Pick up your bingo cards Lions TV Bingo Thursday nights at 6 pm on ware at The Source - Chehalis Store & Ledoux Hard ages. If you are lucky enough to langu world Lookout as Crackle experiments with join us at Storytime at Agassiz Library have a preschooler in your daily life, come fun! in, every Friday at 10:15 am. Free, drop tphone, a computer, an iPad? We Until Saturday, Oct 11. Is it an ereader, a smar help you come out the winner can y have expertise at your disposal. Your librar other programs throughout the next with your device. To keep track of this and y Regional Library Program Guide, Valle r few months, get a copy of the Frase 604-796-9510 available at the library, free for the taking. e is hosting a Halloween Children’s The Harrison Communities in Bloom Committe ay, October 27th at Spirit Square in Sund on pm 2 at held Costume Parade to be librarian, Terrill Scott, a costume parade, Harrison. It will include a story reading by In case of rain, bring an umbrella & cookies, books & a People’s Choice Pumpkin. meet at the Memorial Hall.

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Premier pledges Penticton will get piece of LNG pie Britco’s $100-million contract to supply worker housing to an Alberta oilsands project represents just a fraction of future benefits Penticton and Agassiz will realize from the energy sector, Premier Christy Clark said during a visit to Britco’s Penticton plant recently. The deal calls for the company to supply modular buildings containing 1,600 bedrooms and related facilities to a Devon Energy site near Conklin, about 150 kilometres south of Fort McMurray. Clark, whose tour of Britco’s manufacturing plant coincided with an announcement of the new contract, said a madein-B.C. liquefied natural gas industry aimed at supplying Asian markets will soon produce oilsands-like economic spin-offs of its own. “Once those pipelines are starting to be built, we’re going to have to have temporary housing along the way, so what Britco is doing here is, I think, just going to explode. They’re going to be a very busy company,” she said. Clark and the B.C. Liberals campaigned this spring on an election platform that predicted LNG pipelines, processing plants and shipping terminals would generate 75,000 permanent jobs and royalties to build a $100-billion fund that would help pay off the provincial debt within 15 years. None of that infrastructure is built yet and natural gas prices are in the doldrums, but Clark said that’s precisely why LNG holds such promise. “The price for natural gas in Asia is much higher than it is here, so that’s how we’re going to pay off our provincial debt,” she said, “because we’re going to be making more money on our

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Premier Christy Clark tours Britco’s manufacturing plant in Penticton on Friday with company president Mike Ridley (left) and vice-president Chris Gardner (right).

natural gas exporting it than we would by selling it here.” The B.C. government has pledged to have three LNG facilities up and running by 2020. Britco president Mike Ridley said his company is “very optimistic and very bullish on LNG.” “A big part of our business is derived from the energy sector,” he added. The company has 175 workers at its plant in Penticton and another 200 at a facility in Agassiz. The two sites will join forces on the Devon Energy job. “In terms of workforce accommodation, I would equate it to a three-star hotel. It is going to be the best camp, the best workforce accommodation in all of North America,” Ridley said. “Everybody has their own

private bathroom, they have big, spacious rooms, they have flat-screen TVs, they have Internet, full (recreation) facilities and all the amenities that go with that.” Ridley expects it will take until the end of 2015 to fill the order, which will comprise 900 truckloads to the site. An executive from Devon Energy said the company contracted Britco to supply an 800-bunk camp for a different project several years ago and was pleased with the result. “It’s a good partnership, because we’re in the oilsands and they’re building projects for the oilsands and those benefits are now flowing back here, and they’re not shy about saying that,” said Nadine Barber, vicepresident of government and public affairs.

New tool for job seekers launched Black Press Media Group is pleased to announce the arrival of, our new jobs and resume website for employers and job seekers. “ offers job seekers and employment advertisers an exciting new platform that is easier to use and provides a nationally recognized brand,” says Randy Blair, Black Press’s President of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island newspaper divisions. “ provides awardwinning features and options that will enhance the entire online employment experience, and continues to provide the proven effectiveness of print recruitment advertising that is tailored to meet the advertisers’ needs and budget.” will be operated by a partnership between Black Press and Metroland Media Group Ltd. Through its chain of over 100 newspapers, has already been filling the local recruitment and job search needs of countless Job Seekers and Recruitment Advertisers alike. With its 190 community and daily newspapers, Black Press will add to’s already extensive coverage and market, and will add valuable resources and services for our users. Black Press also owns and operates BC Classifieds

and, and the Used Everywhere network.’s mission is to deliver the best local job opportunities for employees-to-be, a simple and effective job search and recruitment advertising experience, and the best customer service in the job search industry. “With one entry, I was able to place the ad both on the web and in the specific papers I wanted the ad to appear in,” said Sharon Wales from CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc. “The replies I received were from a wide variety of individuals and we were able to select quite a few candidates that we wished to interview from the many received.” Black Press Community News Media is an internationally recognized newspaper publishing group with more than 190 community, daily and urban publications in B.C., Alberta, Yukon, Washington, Hawaii, California, and Ohio published at 14 regional printing centres. Black Press has over 160 websites as well as the Victoria-based free classified web site Black Press employes 3,300 people across North America. Victoria, B.C. resident David Black is Founder, Chairman and majority owner of Black Press, and Rick O’Connor is President and CEO.

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CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483


MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696


RENTALS ......................................703-757

ALL CASH Drink/Snack Vending Business Route. Complete Training. Small Investment Required. 1888-979-VEND (8363).

AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862 MARINE .......................................903-920


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It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes for typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental.

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CANEX Building Supplies is seeking an experienced Accounts Receivable Supervisor. From credit application to collections, this person will be involved in the entire A/R cycle. Prior experience in A/R is preferred. Email resume to






ATLAS POWER SWEEP DRIVERS Power sweeping,power scrubbing and pressure washing. Must be hard working with a good attitude. Burnaby based. Must be available to work nights and weekends. Good driving record & abstract required. Experience and Air Ticket beneficial. Email: or Fax: 604-294-5988

In-SHUCK-ch Nation, Deroche Administration Office has a position available for an ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT. JOB ENVIRONMENT / DUTIES: Working under the supervision of the Finance Manger, the incumbent will be proficient in A/P, A/R and related filing duties

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: This individual will have post secondary education or equivalent experience in accounting.


SALARY: $28,000.00 - $32,000.00 depending of level of experience.

Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the SURREY area. Applicants must have a min 2 yrs industry driving experience.

DEADLINE: Until position is filled. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

CONTACT: Sheryl Rankel, Office Manager 41290 - B Lougheed Hwy. Deroche, BC V0M 1G0 Phone: 604-820-6873 Fax: 604-820-6847 or Email:

We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please send off a resume and current drivers abstract to: For more info about Line Haul, call Bev, 604-968-5488



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Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

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In honor of National Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Week, we at The Observer would like to take this opportunity to thank Rusty for his hard work and dedication.

SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. fax: 250357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888357-2612 Ext: 230



WORKERS NEEDED in Abbotsford plant process fresh salmon; $11/hour; Email:


An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)7235051Edson,Alta



FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944


Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse by law.


Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!


GROW MARIJUANA COMMERCIALLY. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.



CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION ( has an opening in its Sales Division. Aggressive Commission Scale. Door to Door experience an asset. Email: or 1-800-667-7933 Ext 111. GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS PART Time Office Assistant (Abbotsford). Flexible hours. Must have experience with Excel & Simply Accounting. Compensation based on experience. Email resumes to



BOAT OPERATOR NEEDED for 30’ Herring Punt on Fraser river near Chilliwack. Great Pay; previous experience needed; email resume to:



AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax). CNC/MANUAL Machine Shop is hiring f/t (with experience only) & p/t (labourer - would suit student). Please email resume with references to No phone calls. EDMONTON BASED COMPANY seeks qualified & experienced Buncher Operator and Processor Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. ax 780-488-3002;



FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email:

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email:

EDMONTON BASED COMPANY seeks qualified & experienced (or experienced) Mulcher Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002;

EXP. CARPENTERS & EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Required for a BC Hydro project site near Agassiz BC. Fax resume:604-869-9925 or email: kristina@



PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-229-5072.

Do you want to make a difference for children in our community? Do you have a formal education in business development or marketing and two or more years experience in direct fundraising, sales, and event planning? Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking a dynamic, confident and experienced Fund Development Coordinator for a full time, permanent position based in the Abbotsford office and serving the Fraser Valley. For details refer to the About Us/Careers section of our website at Submit applications – cover letter and resume - no later than October 17, 2013 to brenda.bertin@ of the Fraser Valley

Great job Rusty! The Agassiz ❖ Harrison



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• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

PETS 477


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Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., microchip, health guar, 604819-2115. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

FILA Brazilio Puppies (Guard Dogs). Families best friend/Intruders worst nightmare. All shots. 604817-5957



Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 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.

German Shepherd pups, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, father reg., gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, good guard dog/family pet. born aug 9. $700. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or






Harrison Hot Springs, 1 bdrm, furnished, across from lake, bright, quiet, cable incl. n/s, n/p, $625/m. (604)853-4273 Harrison Hot Springs - Quiet 2 bdrm, 2 ba., lrg. 2 floor suite avail. unfurnished N/P, N/S, lrg. solarium, wifi incl., 2 short blocks to beach (furnished option available) 1700ft. $1000 + utils. (604)316-9398




Available Rentals

Appliances, furniture, awesome framed photos & much more!

Woodside Terrace $600/month 1 bedroom fully reno’d apartment with view of Mt. Cheam, 2 appliances, laminate flooring, separate storage and 1 parking space. $600/month plus utilities. Please call Kari at Strata’s Choice Property Mgmt




HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837


FLEETWOOD 164/78 Surrey 2751sf, 4brm, 1den, 2.5 bath, 7120sf lot nr Fraser Hwy. NS/NP 778-322-7426. Harrison Hot Springs WATERFRONT! 5 kms from HHS. 2 Bdrm, 5 appls, cbl TV avail. NS/NP. Sept June. $1100/mo. 1-604-937-5288


Huge Indoor Arts/Crafts/Garage Sale

Call 604-864-6400 or Toll Free: 1-877-864-6424


HARRISON, ROOM for rent on the lake, $550/m incl cable. Call (604)997-0332 or 604-491-8607

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION HHS - 1 bdrm. in beautiful 3 bdrm. home avail. for a professional. Fully furnished, internet, all utils. incl., $850/mo. avail. imm. 604-796-0031



AGASSIZ - 3bdrm/1bath apt, covered parking, avail. immed. $850/mo +util. N/P 604-751-2191


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


STEEL BUILDING - THE GREAT SUPER SALE! 20X20 $4,070. 25X26 $4,879. 30X32 $6,695. 32X40 $8,374. 35X38 $9,540. 40X50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422.



R&B RENO’S. Boarding, taping, spraying, drywall repairs, painting. No job too small. Call Les, 604391-1200/604-866-4594


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MILANO PAINTING Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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

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


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High chair & crib w/ mattress, great cond. $150/pair OBO 604-796-3030

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80” Sharp Aquos high def TV 1 1/2 yr. old $3000 OCO 604-796-0031


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S/S self-cleaning stove (GE) $200. S/S above range microwave (Panasonic) $50., S/S dishwasher (GE) $75., 42 inch round table with a leaf and 6 chairs $75. or OBO Please call 604-491-8466


Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774 Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.344.1069

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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627





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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


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Tell People About it in the ClassiÀeds! Call Sarah 604-796-4300

Land Act and Water Act Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land and Allocation of Water: DEVELOPMENT PLAN PREPARATION Take notice that Zella Holdings Ltd. (Zella) of Abbotsford BC, has applied to the Provincial Government for a hydroelectric power project. The Crown land tenure covers: That part of Legal Subdivision 1, Section 29, Township 4, Range 27, West of the Sixth Meridian, New Westminster District and that parcel or tract of land in the vicinity of Lorenzetta Creek, together with unsurveyed foreshore or land covered by water being part of the bed of the Lorenzetta Creek, Yale Division of Yale District, containing 144.12 hectares, more or less. This area is situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Laidlaw BC, and along Lorenzetta Creek. The proposal includes the diversion of 0.6m^3/s of water from Lorenzetta Creek, which will be completely returned to the creek at about 50 meters of elevation. The water works included in the proposal are an intake/weir and intake pond, a water conveyance system, powerhouse and tailrace, and power line. Lower portions of the water conveyance system, as well as the powerhouse, tailrace and power line, are all located on Zella’s private property at 58751 McKay Rd, Laidlaw BC. The proposed point of diversion for the project is located at about 700 meters of elevation along Lorenzetta Creek, approximately 5.2 Kilometers upstream from the mouth of the creek.

October 11, 2013



The File Numbers that have been established for these applications are Land File 2410746 and Water File 2003546. Written comments regarding the Development Plan preparation should be directed to Zella Holdings Ltd. (#3-30528 Great Northern Ave., Abbotsford BC, V2T 6H4;; 604 746-7724), with a copy of all correspondence provided to the Project Lead, Veronica VillarSingh of Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (200-10428 153 St., Surrey BC, V3R 1E1; Comments will be received until November 17th, 2013. Please quote the above file numbers when commenting. If you are a water licence holder, you must identify your water license number in your response. Zella may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations applications website at to view the proposed Project Development Plan Template. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For more information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations regional office. 10/13W_Z10



KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS 1994 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 4 door, 5 spd, runs good, Aircared, ST#464. $1,995. 1996 HONDA CIVIC 4 door, auto, fully loaded, Aircared. ST#462 $2,495. 2000 DODGE NEON. 4 door, auto, sedan, Aircared, low kms. STK#467. $2,500. 2003 FORD WINDSTAR. 7 psger, runs good. ST#460. Only this week $2,900. 2000 TOYOTA COROLLA. 4 dr auto. STK#466. Only this week $3,500. 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2 door, auto, low kms. ST#459. Only this week $3,900. 2005 CHEV UPLANDER 7 psg auto, a/c, fully loaded, long wheel base. ST#437. $4,900. 2006 SATURN ION 4 dr, auto, Aircared. ST#389. Only this week! $5,500. 2006 PONTIAC WAVE 4dr auto, sedan, low kms fully loaded Aircared. ST#353. $5,888. 2003 FORD ESCAPE 4dr, 4X4 auto. ST#377. Only this week $5,900. 2008 CHEV COBALT. 2dr, 5spd, runs gd ST#445. $5,900. 2007 FORD FUSION 4 dr, auto, loaded. ST#250. $5,995. 2006 SUZUKI SWIFT 4 dr, auto, low kms. Only this week! $4,900. 2006 NISSAN SENTRA, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, ST#387. Only this week! $6,500. 2004 CHEV TRAILBLAZER 4X4, auto, 7pass. Aircared. ST #457.Only this week $6,900. 2007 HYUNDAI ACCENT 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, runs good. ST#364. $6,900. 2007 CHEV COBALT 4 dr, auto, low kms. ST#367. Only this week! $6,900. 2007 DODGE CALIBER 4 dr, auto, fully loaded. ST#383 $7,500. 2008 KIA SPECTRA 4 dr auto hatch back, fully loaded ST#352. $7,777. 2008 SATURN ASTRA 4 dr, h/back, sunroof, auto. ST#366. Only this week! $9,900 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA, 4 dr, auto, sedan, very low kms, 82K only. ST#393. This week only! $10,500. 2008 HONDA CIVIC 4 door, auto, sunroof, leather, full load ST#442. $10,900. 2006 HYUNDAI TUCSON 4 dr, auto. Only this week! $11,900. 2008 KIA SPORTAGE, 4 dr, auto, runs good. Only this week! $11,900. 2008 FORD ESCAPE, auto, fully loaded, low kms. ST#425. $11,900. 2009 DODGE JOURNEY 4 dr, auto. 5 passenger. ST#418. Only this week! $11,900. 2010 TOYOTA CAMRY, 4 dr, auto, loaded, ST#395 $13,900. 2006 FORD F350. Quad cab 4 X 4, auto, long box, diesel. ST#13. $14,900. 2007 GMC ACADIA 4 dr, 8 passenger, all wheel drive, runs good. ST#319. $14,900 2010 DODGE JOURNEY 4 dr, auto, loaded, 7 psgr. ST#428. Only this week! $15,900. 2009 JETTA TDi 4 dr, auto, leather, fully loaded. ST#402. Only this week. $17,900.




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

2004 HUMMER H2, 4 dr, auto, 4 X 4, ST#384. Only this week, $13,900. 2006 FORD F350 XLT Crew cab, diesel, 4X4, auto, long box, runs good ST#309 $14,900 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 160K. ST#310. $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, 4 X 4, auto, fully loaded. ST#348. $15,900. 2007 FORD F350 LARIAT crew cab, diesel, 4 X 4, auto short box. ST#275. $18,900. 2009 FORD F150 Crew cab, fully loaded $17,900.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2012 Mitsubishi RVR - 21,000 km, automatic, all wheel dr., $19,900 Will consider trade. 604-796-0031



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LOOKING TO buy 24-30’ herring skiff/aluminum landing craft, call 604-941-8817

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Live music

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Meet the Pros October 2013


Wizard Window Cleaning + Gutter Cleaning + Pressure Washing + House Washing +

Submitted Photo

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Swiss Gourmet in Harrison Hot Springs is hosting live folk rock music by the Margit Sky Duo on Sat., Oct. 12.

Thanksgiving at Kilby There’s no better place to celebrate Thanksgiving than Kilby Historic Site. The fall colours are in full force all around the farm, and there will be an apple cider pressing demonstration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

They’ll also be serving Thanksgiving lunch and dinner that day in the restaurant. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 604-7960571.

Pub night for the ducks Ducks Unlimited is holding a pub night fundraiser in Harrison Hot Springs. The event will take place at Echo Island Pub on Friday, Oct. 18 and will include dinner, a silent and live auctions,

raffles and door prizes. Ticket are $20, available at Echo Island Pub, Kent Outdoors and the Agassiz branch of Prospera Credit Union. Ducks Unlimited Canada is a national leader in wetland con-

servation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

Money is available United Way distributing $90K next year United Way has $90,000 available for programs focusing on reducing poverty, reducing homelessness or ensuring children from infants to age six succeed. Funding will be distributed in April 2014. Any charitable organization in the Fraser Valley may apply for funding to address one of those issues. To be eligible for a grant, programs or projects must be preventative in nature and be for a new project, the expansion of a program or to continue a currently funded program. Application deadline is 4 p.m. November 15, 2013. Applications for grants are available online at under What We Do. In April of this year, Priority Grants were distributed to 14 local organizations for 15 different projects in the Fraser Valley. Funded projects mostly focus on skills de-

velopment, from youth developing skills to maintain housing to skills development for single mothers to assist with employment opportunities. One of the programs funded last year was through the Ann Davis Transition Society. The grant paid for an outreach worker to help with financial, social, and parenting skills. Sardis Doorway also received funding for skills development for single moms with young children. “Priority Grants are just one of the many funding opportunities United Way provides.” said Wayne Green, executive director of United Way. “People often don’t link their monthly payroll deduction to lasting changes in the community. With these grants, our supporters see how we change people’s lives. Change starts here.”

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


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• Lawncare & Yard Maintenance • Weeding/Yard Clean-Up • Pressure Washing • Hedge & Tree Pruning • Paver Stones /Retaining Walls

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

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


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Sutton West Coast Harrison Hot Springs Where Happy Memories Last Forever!



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352 Walnut Avenue, Harrison $328,900

124 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs

This cozy picturesque gem is located in downtown Harrison Hot Springs, just a minute’s walk away from the Resort & the crystal clear lake. Stunning views to snow-capped mountains & the lake are still available. Approx. 1530 sq ft of living space with 3 bedrooms, one bath, a single garage, a huge lot with separate entrance for your RV & a beautiful garden. Many restaurants & other amenities nearby. The current zoning shows C1 & offers many opportunities. $725,000 / MLS H1303310

Your own little acreage in Harrison..

Two titles; one commercial lot & one residential lot. An existing foundation. Sewer & City Water run to the property line. Natural Gas & Hydro run to the foundation. Enjoy private hiking trails that are only accessible by you. Private driveway with large stone pillars & security gates. Just over 3 acres in total. The second lot is a commercial piece just over a quarter of an acre, fenced with a two foot deep pit run & a crush rock base. $498,000 / MLS H1301138



All you have to do is move in

to this immaculate, entertainment sized 2 bedroom, 2 bath end unit in Harrison Lake Estates with its natural gas burning ¿replace, sun-lovers patio & double garage. All the amenities of country-club living are yours to enjoy. This +55 gated community is close to all amenities of the beautiful tourism destination & world renowned Harrison Hot Springs. Owners in this luxury community enjoy the availability of 2 guest suites available only to the property owners.. $269,800 / MLS H1302120

A River Runs Through It!

Water is plentiful on this 3.72 acre deeded acreage with a terraced-like setting on the picturesque Chilliwack River. Just 15 mins away from Chilliwack, the views of the mountains are overwhelming. Approx. 400 m of river frontage, a beautiful garden & a Ày ¿sherman’s heaven. The mobile on the property is in outstanding shape & offers all the amenities you need, until your dream home on this diamond in the rough is built. $575,000 / MLS H1302034



Exquisite Chilliwack Riverfront Country Sanctuary B & B

This spectacular Estate is located only 10 mins from downtown Chilliwack. Behind a set of security gates you will ¿nd these 2.04 acres. Completely fenced, this rain-forested Crown land backs onto the pristine Chilliwack River. The sellers have travelled the world & incorporated many special & architectural items into this totally renovated European 2792 sq.ft home. The estate is comprised of a beautiful rustic main home & also offers a detached 650 sq.ft. 1 bedroom cedar cabin. The current owners run a B & B, and also rent the whole estate for marriages, family gatherings & company meetings. $1,199,000 / MLS H1204755

Two Bedroom Rancher at Kawkawa Lakeside, Hope

Step inside & be surprised at what this 1 owner 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home at Kawkawa Lakeside has to offer. A picturesque, quiet setting. Fully fenced south facing yard with stunning mountain views. Large Maple kitchen with oversized island & pantry. Double garage, as well as RV parking available. Residents enjoy private access to the lake, beach & dock for overnight or day boat moorage. Low strata fees of only $102 including your common ground care, water, garbage, sewer, snow removal & dock/beach maintenance. $293,000 / MLS H1300805 View hundreds of property listings!



8 Acre Farm with 2 Outstanding Private Homes

True country living on these immaculately maintained 8 acres, with the convenience of being 5 mins from Agassiz & 20 mins from Chilliwack. 2 homes, several outbuildings, a green house, barn, organic apple trees, blueberries & approx. 5 acres in mature organic hazelnuts.. $969,000 to $ 879,000 / MLS H1303331

Hi Linda and Freddy, Just a little note to let you kno w how much we appreciate all you have done to make the sale of our house a reality. Thanks again! Sincerely, Jenny & Frank, Harrison Hot Springs

Agassiz Observer, October 11, 2013  
Agassiz Observer, October 11, 2013  

October 11, 2013 edition of the Agassiz Observer