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Engineer Ted Burch (centre) and others survey the site at Rockwell Drive in Harrison where an excavator has tipped while working to punch through a road. The incident happened on Friday afternoon, and the operator was not seriously injured. The excavator was removed Wednesday morning.

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Engineers in charge of a road building project in Harrison Hot Springs said a heavy machine tipped over due to an operator error. The slope is not unstable, a representative of Burch Engineering asserted on Saturday morning while surveying the site. On Friday at about 2 p.m., an excavator that was clearing debris above the intended roadway toppled over on its side. It did not slide down the hillside, but laid

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there for several days. A crane was set up on Monday night, and the excavator was removed by Wednesday morning. The operator of the excavator was not seriously injured in the incident, and the company in charge of the project hired flaggers to watch over the site and direct traffic over the weekend. The new road is intended to begin at the very east end of Lillooet Avenue, rise up at a 12% grade, and carry along Rockwell Drive to a site where a developer is planning to build homes. Mayor Leo Facio

explained it is intended to be an exploratory road so the owner of the property can plan to build. Burch Engineering stated that the site was "extremely safe" and that the slope has no instability. The fact the machinery did not fall down the hill when toppled shows the stability of the slope, they underlined. They also said there is a preliminary land use agreement in place with the owner of the property. On Saturday, work continued on a more level section of the road with a second excavator.

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Land use changes The land is owned by Willmark Homes, a Kingma-owned company. The land was part of much discussion in during the spring of 2013. A public hearing for an OCP amendment relating to the strip of land along Rockwell Drive was held on April 15, 2013 to move the land from resource reserve zoning to low density. Dozens of people showed up for the hearing.

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Shooting geese a necessity, says local hunter

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Cameron responds to petition he felt was aimed at him Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

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The plan to rezone the land received a third reading later that night and was set for adoption. Adoption of the amendment of the OCP was placed on the consent agenda for the following meeting, May 6. The consent agenda was approved unanimously, however according to minutes available online at the Village website, both Coun. Sonja Reyerse and Coun. Allan Jackson were absent that evening. Harrison's CAO Ian Crane said the owner has a development permit in place with the Village. news@ahobserver.com

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Cameron said. Geese prefer bare fields to help them avoid predators. In a berry field, for example, their takeoff would be hampered by bramble. Cameron said he’s got a rapport with the local conservation officer, and while he knows that a few of his neighbours aren’t happy with the sounds of hunting, he will continue to do so. It’s his passion. When not guiding and hunting in Canada, Cameron is busy guiding in South Africa. He’s looking forward to an upcoming return trip to South Africa to hunt lion and other large game. Hunting near African villages is much different than in Canada. Everyone has a specific job on an African hunt, and the villagers are thrilled to receive elephant meat, for example. While beautiful in photographs, the massive animals can be more than a nuisance to villagers. They can run rampant, and therefore be deadly to anything in their path. As for the local Canada goose, Cameron said weekend morning shootings are enjoyable and useful, and no more disturbing to local pets and humans than celebratory fireworks.

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A local hunter believes he is the subject of a petition to ban hunting in the Harrison Mills area. The petition was presented to council in December, but referred back to staff. Hunter and Harrison Mills resident Dick Cameron read the story and realized the similarities between skirmishes between himself and his neighbours. In response, he said he has every right to hunt the geese on his land — something council agreed upon back in December. “You only have to be 150 metres away from a building or a church, a schoolyard, that sort of thing,” Cameron told the Observer. “And a shotgun is not dangerous past 150m. It just comes down like light hail. It goes up in the air, and you can catch it in your hand.” A good distance to shoot the geese is 45 yards, he added. And shooting them is a necessity for good field management. “Three geese will eat as much as a cow,” Cameron said, and when it comes time to harvest, the field is littered with goose droppings. Even worse than geese are the ducks, who rip the grass up from

the roots. “This time of year it’s not so bad, but in the spring it’s a disaster.” He allows other hunters to come onto his land and shoot the geese, including friends, their children and First Nation hunters who are hunting on behalf of elders in their community. And yes, he agreed, the guns can be loud if you’re trying to sleep in on a Saturday. That’s when Cameron and his friends may get together and talk about upcoming hunting trips, while keeping an eye on the fields for the geese. He raises quail himself, and one time they quit laying for an entire month. Gunfire can even get a milked cow off its milk, he agrees. “In the distance, it’s boomboom-boom-boom,” he said. But the geese are a nuisance to farmers and inhibit their ability to produce crops. The sounds of hunting will occasionally go silent because hunting of geese is only allowed for a few weeks at a time. Sometimes they’ll shoot for half an hour, and sometimes they’ll have to wait from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. “We’re allowed 10 geese a day,”

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Elk returned to Harrison Lake forests Community of Sts’ailes thrilled about relocation program Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Elk have been reintroduced to the forests surrounding Harrison Lake, thanks to a collaborative project between the Sts’ailes band and the Ministry of Fish and Wildlife. There are now 60 elk living in the region, said Kelsey Charlie, and their numbers are expected to grow steadily. Chelsey, a Sts’ailes council member, has been working with the province for several years on reintroducing the elk to this area. While there have been several releases recently, about two dozen more elk were brought here from Sechelt on Sunday. “It was quite the day,” Charlie said, noting the significance of the release. “My dad is 75 and it must have been at least 60 years plus since there was elk harvested here.” Not that hunting of the elk will be happening in the near future, he pointed out. While historically, elk hunting was quite popular in the area, it will take at least five to 10 years of studying the reintroduced elk before any harvesting regula-

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This bull elk was released last year at Harrison Lake.

tions will be decided. At one point, it’s estimated that there were more one million of the mammals across North America. However, overhunting led to dwindling numbers, Charlie said. A transplanting project began in the 1980s on the Sechelt peninsula, but

because they breed and multiply so quickly, the elk outgrew that area. The current project in the Harrison area goes back about 10 years already, Charlie said. “We’ve talked about harvesting plans and all these different things,” he said. “We’re taking more

of a proactive approach rather than reactive one, doing a lot of collaborating, and that includes the harvesting. But right now it’s everyone’s responsibility to look after them,” he said. With elk being a traditional meat for local First Nations, it will be a

significant return eventually. Elk meat is used for potlatch meals, for example, and it would be preferable to hunt local animals. “But we’re not even thinking that way right now,” Charlie underlined. “We’re only thinking of getting them solid.” It’s been quite a process to relocate the large animals. Once trapped in Sechelt, the elks would be moved (sometimes by barge) by the next day with the help of one of the province’s senior biologists, Darryl Reynolds. “I would get a call at 10 p.m. at night and then hustle around and make arrangements for the next morning,” Charlie said. Forty of the elk have been relocated closer to the Sts’ailes area, and 20 were brought up the river by barge to Port Douglas. “It’s been a long process,” Charlie said. “It’s been 10 plus years of working on this and it’s been a very collaborative process. The whole community has been bubbling with excitement, and everyone is taking this with the highest regard.” news@ahobserver.com

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Fraser Health is urging residents to get the flu shot if they haven't yet had it after a surge in severe cases of H1N1 influenza. As of Monday, 30 patients sick with suspected H1N1 had been treated in hospital intensive care units with artificial respiration, although some have since been discharged. One patient has died but the case has not yet been confirmed as H1N1 flu. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Paul Van Buynder said the cases here are mirroring the pattern seen recently with outbreaks in Alberta, Ontario and Texas. Ill patients here are not the very

elderly, but adults of various ages from 20 to 60, he said. Two are pregnant women and others suffer from chronic illness or are very overweight. "We're surprised at how many have come in such a short period of time with such severe disease," Van Buynder said. Hospitalized patients are at Royal Columbian, Surrey Memorial and Abbotsford Regional hospitals, Van Buynder said, but added that's just because the most seriously ill patients concentrate in the region's three big hospitals. The virus isn't limited to any particular community. "This is right across Fraser," he said. Van Buynder said all patients currently hospitalized with the flu

are expected to survive, but he said the outbreak is disturbing. "We are urging those who have not already had their flu shot to get one. It is not too late." Anyone who got the 2013 flu shot is immunized against the nowcirculating strain of H1N1, he said. People who got the H1N1 shot in 2009 – when there was widespread concern about an outbreak – may have some immunity but are urged to get a new shot. For more information about influenza and vaccination clinics, see immunizebc.ca. Agassiz and Harrison residents can contact their physician or their local pharmacy for more information. Children can receive a flu shot at the Agassiz Health Unit (604-796-7160).

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Judge rules RCMP share blame for Guliker crash



INVITATION FOR PUBLIC INPUT INTO LOCAL SCHOOL CALENDAR OPTIONS

Fatal collision wouldn’t have happened without police chase, court finds Jessica Peters THE OBSERVER

Parents, guardians, students, staff, and community members are invited to join the FraserCascade School District in a discussion on future school calendar options. The School Amendment Act (Bill 36) established a new legislative framework enabling Boards of Education to develop local school calendars that provide the greatest educational beneÀt to students. The Fraser-Cascade Board of Education is seeking feedback from education partner groups that will inÁuence the local school calendar for the next school year and is seeking the public’s input on the following local school calendar options: 1) Status quo (2-week Spring Break) 2) 3-week Winter Break (returning to school one week earlier at the end of summer) 3) Balanced Calendar (variations of three months on, one month off) The information obtained through the calendar dialogue will inform the Board's decision regarding future local school calendars at the Regular Board of Education meeting on March 4, 2014. Public consultation meetings will be held as follows: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 4:30 P.M. District Education OfÀce (Hope) Thursday, January 23, 2014, 4:30 P.M. Agassiz Elementary-Secondary School Monday, January 27, 2014, 4:30 P.M. Boston Bar Elementary-Secondary School Submissions and questions can be e-mailed to: info@sd78.bc.ca An online survey will also be made available on the District’s website at www.sd78.bc.ca 01/14H_FCS9

A Supreme Court judge has ruled that the RCMP were 20 per cent at fault in the crash that killed Gerald Guliker and Viktor Bergen. The crash took place on Ferry Road on Aug. 10, 2008 following a highspeed chase between Guliker and the RCMP. Guliker, a Rosedale resident, had been suffering from depression and was suicidal when the police were called in by his family to help. He had positioned himself on a farm on Bustin Road, and the RCMP were informed that he could see oncoming vehicles, and would flee if they approached.  Guliker had threatened to run into traffic to kill himself, and the RCMP knew this, Justice John Savage noted in his ruling Monday, Jan. 6. When the RCMP approached, Guliker did flee onto Ferry Road, where he crashed his van head on into Bergen’s GMC Envoy.  Also in Bergen’s truck were his wife, Inna Bergen, their three-year-old daughter, and two house guests. All the passengers

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Amanda Guliker hugged a friend by a memorial on Ferry Road where her father was killed, in a photo taken in August 2008.

survived, and Bergen and the two friends filed a lawsuit against the deceased Guliker and the B.C.’s Justice Ministry, alleging RCMP negligence. Savage agreed, and while he placed 80 per cent of the fault with Guliker, he outlined several ways in which the RCMP made mistakes in the time leading up to the crash.  “In my opinion, but for the  RCMP’s chase or pursuit of Mr. Guliker, the collision would not have occurred,” Savage ruled.  When Black Press interviewed Guliker’s wife Wendy in 2008, she said the police told her they would chase him if he ran. The RCMP released an official statement following the crash, denying a chase. However, the civil

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Representatives from Britco met with Seabird Island’s Chief Clem Seymour to pass over a cheque for $5,700 for local families.

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Britco’s employee-led giving campaign raised over $20,000 for local food banks in Edmonton, Langley and Penticton, and the Seabird Island First Nation Food Hamper Drive in Agassiz, BC. Britco said they encourage their employees to donate as part of their Building Stronger Communities initiative. In addition to encouraging employee giving, Britco contributes at least one per cent of its net profits to organizations in the communities where they do business.

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After a season of over-indulging, many Canadians woke Jan. 1 saying this is the year they get heart-healthy. That wake-up call to become more active and eat better can't come a moment too soon, according to the Canadian Medical Association. The CMA's latest report on the nation's heart health says we're not doing very well – in fact, we're almost on life support. Across the nation, fewer than 10 per cent of Canadian adults meet the criteria for "ideal" cardiovascular health, which means most still don't get enough exercise (at least 30 minutes of walking per day), and most don't eat properly (consuming five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day). People are getting heavier and we see this everywhere, and in our own waistlines, which seem to expand with each passing year. But adults aren't alone in risky health behaviours. According to the study, only about 20% of kids between 12 and 19 years are making lifestyle choices to keep them healthy — including being active for an hour or more a day. Where is all this heading? The bad news is unless people's habits change, there will be more incidences of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, heart attacks and stroke. If you think our hospitals are crowded now, imagine what the wards will be like a few years from now. The sad part is that many baby boomers are planning for long lives, Unless they make changes now, however, they will be sick or disabled for 10 of those years, according to a Heart and Stroke Foundation report released in 2013. Ironically, most boomers think they are healthy but in fact many are stressed, sedentary, eat poorly and drink too much alcohol. Could this be the year Canadians change those statistics and turning this unhealthy ship around? Pass the veggies while we think about it.

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Another year of enviro-wars begins B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – The new year lurched to life with a round of shouting about the environment, as our post-industrial, postliterate urban society grapples with conflicting claims of impending doom. The release of a group of Greenpeace protesters from a Russian prison was welcomed by TV news networks desperate to fill the holiday dead zone. Our intrepid Canadian pair got to describe over and over their bid to hang a strongly worded banner from a Russian offshore oil platform, and their horror when security forces boarded their vessel from helicopters and seized it. In all the fawning interviews,

I kept waiting for two questions to be asked. What did they think Vladimir Putin’s regime would do? And what was the point? How is disrupting one oil platform for an hour going to save the planet? The Greenpeace “activists” claimed this was the first oil platform to operate above the Arctic Circle. So it was a line in the snow, which I’m sure impressed Putin as he ramps up his territorial claim to include the North Pole. Meanwhile at the South Pole, TV anchors remained carefully sombre as they reported numerous bids to rescue a scientific vessel trapped in thick ice. No quips about the predictive abilities of climate scientists please! In fact this ill-fated voyage was a re-enactment of Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1913 expedition, with pro-global warming news outlets BBC and The Guardian aboard to capture the melting wrought by a century of industrial expansion.

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The rescue efforts (from a Russian ship by Chinese helicopters) also disrupted an Australian icebreaker’s supply trip for one of the real scientific expeditions working in Antarctica. Skeptics had great fun with

“They call each other ‘warmists’ and ‘deniers’ among other pithy names.” the Antarctic debacle, as they did earlier with the resurgence of Arctic ice that trapped climate tourists. As is normal in the Internet age, the climate debate has split into two fanatical factions, each of which promotes the most extreme examples it can find to prop up its version of truth. They call each other “warmists” and “deniers” among other pithy names.

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Greenpeace is now known in B.C. as part of our Team America anti-tar sands brigade. They got off to a good start in 2014 by selectively seizing on reports of a new study of mercury contamination in northern Alberta. A “bullseye” of this dreaded neurotoxin has been drawn around oilsands operations by measuring traces in snow. The study by Environment Canada scientists isn’t published yet, but Postmedia News reported on a presentation in November by the researchers. “The federal scientists stress the mercury loadings around the oilsands are low compared to the contamination seen in many parts of North America including southern Ontario and southern Quebec,” the news report states. This is like the study of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) pollution in northern Alberta lakes that was twisted into OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

propaganda and fed to the news media last year. This is another group of neurotoxins that are far more concentrated in urban areas than around remote industry. Consumption, rather than production of coal, diesel and other fuels produces the vast majority of these emissions. I look forward to the study of their effects around Lost Lagoon and Burnaby Lake. Of course safe levels of these materials have been set by Health Canada. You’re more likely to get significant exposure to mercury from a broken fluorescent lamp or the mercury amalgam in your old tooth fillings than you are from feeding ducks at the lake, although you might get a whiff of PAH when you gas up the car or board the bus. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Family thanks community for helping after Ă„re As you may know we had a house fire this holiday season. There are many people that helped us through our tragedy. First of all we'd like to

thank James Sicard and the Agassiz Blueberry Farms for giving us a home to rent, we are very grateful to have a home here in Agassiz! We would also

like to thank Chris Wejr (Principal) and Sheilagh (Secretary) at Kent elementary for taking the time and effort to organize donations, and a

fundraiser, and helping us to find a place in Agassiz.     We want to extend our thanks to all the wonderful people of Agassiz and beyond,

for helping us through our difficult time. We are so thankful for being a part of such an

No need to steal Christmas lights On the evening of Boxing Day, my Christmas lights from my front yard were stolen. I just want the person responsible to know if you need the lights for your family and you couldn't

afford them for yourself that's no problem. Merry Christmas. I moved my family here to Agassiz four years ago and have been very happy with the community and all it has to offer.

year. The heartwarming community support in many meaningful ways demonstrated how generous all donors and volunteers

If you have anything you need from now on, feel free to knock on my door. I will be happy to share anything I have with you. You don't need to steal from me. Daniel Keating

are. Your support is greatly appreciated as it allows us to improve the quality of life for those in our communities.

Best 2014.

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Board and Management of Agassiz Harrison Community Services and Work BC.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ‡/¥/≠/*Offers apply to the purchase, finance and lease of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LS (1SA), 2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD (1SA), 2014 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD and lease of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4x4 (1SA) equipped as described. Freight ($1,600/$1,650) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. ‡ 0%/0%/1.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84/72/72 months on new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LS/2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD (1SA)/2014 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0%/1.99% APR, the monthly payment is $119/$128 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0/$721, total obligation is $10,000/$10,721. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ≠ 0%/0%/0%/1.5% lease APR available for 60/48/48/36 months on a new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LS/2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD (1SA)/2014 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD/2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4x4 (1SA) O.A.C by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Down payment or trade and/ or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. License, insurance, dealer fees, excess wear and km charges, applicable taxes, registration fees and other applicable fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. † Whichever comes first. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ~Includes 6 months trial of Directions & Connections with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Turn-by-Turn Navigation not available in certain areas; availability impacted by some geographical/cellular limitations), advisor assisted-routing available; Visit onstar.ca for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. *^ For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. ** 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel fuel consumption ratings based on preliminary GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. 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CRUZE LTZ SHOWN

84 MONTHS LEASING FOR UP TO 60 MONTHS PURCHASE FINANCING FOR UP TO ‡

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2014 EQUINOX LS

EQUINOX LTZ FWD SHOWN

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Call Gardner Chevrolet Buick GMC at 604-869-9511, or visit us at 945 Water Avenue, Hope. [License #7287]

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52 MPG HIGHWAY 5.4 L/100 KM HWY | 8.2 L/100 KM CITYW

ON SELECT 2014 MODELS

2014 TRAX LS ~

TURBOCHARGED 1.4L ECOTEC ENGINE WITH 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION

LEASE OR FINANCE

$ 129

BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $20,295 LEASE: BI-WEEKLY FOR 48 MONTHS≠ AT 1.9% WITH $275 DOWN FINANCE: BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS‡ AT 1.99% WITH $1,300 DOWN

50 MPG HIGHWAY 5.7 L/100 KM HWY | 7.8 L/100 KM CITYW

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LEASE OR FINANCE

$ 159 AT 0%

BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $27,795 LEASE: BI-WEEKLY FOR 48 MONTHS≠ $275 DOWN FINANCE: BI-WEEKLY FOR 72 MONTHS‡ $3,025 DOWN

46 MPG HIGHWAY

6.1 L/100 KM HWY | 9.2 L/100 KM CITYW

ALL NEW 2014 SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4

MOST AVAILABLE POWER IN A PICKUP: 420 HP, 460 LB-FT TORQUE *≠

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31 MPG HIGHWAY

9.0 L/100 KM HWY | 12.6 L/100 KM CITYW


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YOUR COMMUNITY YOUR CLASSIFIEDS Phone: 604.796.4300 Toll Free: 1.866.865.4460 email: classified@ahobserver.com

INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ............... 1-8

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 7

OBITUARIES

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ... 9-57

bcclassified.com EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 115

EDUCATION

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

EXCITING NEW CANADIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Available in your area! Min inv req’d. For more info, call 866-945-6409

TRAVEL............................................. 61-76 CHILDREN ........................................ 80-98 EMPLOYMENT ............................. 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES................... 203-387

LEARN FROM HOME. EARN FROM HOME. Huge is a demand for Medical Transcriptionists. Start your online learning today with CanScribe Career College. w w w . c a n s c r i b e . c o m 1.800.466.1535 info@canscribe.com.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE........... 503-587 REAL ESTATE ............................... 603-696 RENTALS ...................................... 703-757 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. bcclassified.com 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. bcclassified.com reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the bcclassified.com Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental.

DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

260

Centre for Arts & Technology www.digitalartschool.com

130

HELP WANTED

114

ATLAS POWER SWEEP DRIVERS

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CARDS OF THANKS

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: jobs@atlasg.net or Fax: 604-294-5988

Thank you To the local merchants and individuals who so generously donated gift cards or merchandise for our annual New Year’s Eve Party Agassiz Dollar Store A&W Agassiz Jack’s Restaurant Holly Tree Florist & Gifts Lordco Agassiz

Happy New Year!

BC Pensioners and Seniors Organization BCOAPO Branch # 113 Friendship House, Morrow Rd.

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INFORMATION ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS & COMPANY DRIVERS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators & company drivers based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. $3500 Signing BONUS for Owner Operators To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call Bev, 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889

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HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

320

MOVING & STORAGE

James Western Star Truck & Trailer Ltd. in Williams Lake has an immediate opening for an experienced parts person. Full Time, competitive wages, benefits & signing bonus. Fax resume to: 250-398-6367 or email: nwejr@jamesws.com There is a CRITICAL need for Medical Transcriptionists across Canada. Work from Home. CanScribe graduates welcome and encouraged to apply. Apply through MTR at www.hds-mt.com/jobs TUG SKIPPER Full time senior & junior positions available. Minimum Limited Master <60GT Certificate required. Apply via email: alertbaytowing@cablerocket.com or by fax: (250) 974-5216

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Just in time for wedding season, we are about to publish a sixth edition of our award-winning wedding magazine. With Confetti being inserted in The Observer as well as distributed at local bridal shows, you will once again be discovered by blushing bridesto-be as their source for all things bridal.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

Call Sarah to book your space today

604.796.4300

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

130

HELP WANTED

2013

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

Located in Agassiz, requires a Casual Bus Driver with an unrestricted class 4 driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract and online (vulnerable adult) criminal record check. If you enjoy working with seniors, please call 604-796-1860 for more info or send your resume to jklody@valleycare.info

Call Ian 604-724-6373

GUTTER/Window Cleaning, Power Washing, 30 yrs exp., For Prompt Service Call Simon 604-230-0627

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

Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

GUTTER CLEANING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

ELECTRICAL

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

MOTEL ASST Manager Team to run small Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, good Health, fulltime live-in position. Call 250-586-1633 or email: kjjr27@hotmail.com

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.

Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. 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.

LEGAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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AGREEMENT

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

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

PETS & LIVESTOCK ...................... 453-483

PERSONAL SERVICES

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10 Agassiz Harrison Observer, Thursday, January 9, 2014 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304 BROTHERS MOVING & DELIVERY Local & long distance Movers

Call 604-720-0931

www.brothersmoving.com MOUNTAIN MOVERS- Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

338

PLUMBING

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

PETS 477

PETS

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. LABRADINGER (Lab/Springer X) pups, ready to go now, $500/each. Call or text (604)845-3972

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d/Ins. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Yorkshire Terrier, 9 wks old female Shots & dewormed. Vet checked Black & tan. $900. 604-828-2806

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

January 9, 2014

ANSWERS

Sudoku

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

PETS 477

PETS

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

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

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

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 1-855-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

REAL ESTATE

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca STEEL BUILDING...”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

563

MISC. WANTED

Coin collector buying collections, Olympic gold and silver coins, etc. Call TJ 604-701-8041

Buying or Selling? www.bcclassified.com

581

SOUND/DVD/TV

40” Samsung Flat Screen TV, 4yrs old was $295 now $250. Delivery possible. Call (604) 392-3950

HOMES WANTED We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com (604) 657-9422

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

648

RENTALS

CHILLIWACK/SARDIS

Chilliwack - Margaret Ave. 1 bdrm condo, top floor, furnished, N/S. Was $112,000 now $98,500! Ph. (604)392-3950

Buying, Renting, Selling?

736

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

851

Agassiz - 5 bdrm., 2 1/2 ba. home w/summer kitchen for rent. Close to schools & swimming pool. Ref req. (604)796-9052 HOPE Dogwood Valley. 1500 sq/ft 3 bdrm house on 5.5 acres, large creek, elec & wood heat, lots of pkng (big trucks welcome) $1200. Avail Feb 1st. Call 604-530-0304.

747

RV PADS

Rosedale. RV pads available. $400/month + hydro. Cable & Wifi avail. Laundry facilities onsite. Washrooms open year round. RV storage @ $70/mo available. call 604-794-7361

751

SUITES, UPPER

AGASSIZ - 2bdrm/1bath apt, avail. immed. $600/mo +util. N/S N/P Call Theresa at 604-751-2191

TRANSPORTATION

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AUTO FINANCING

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Agassiz, 2 bdrm, recently redecorated, newer stove & fridge, storage rm, deck w/ view of town centre. Refs req’d, N/S N/P $725/m + dd. (604)796-2351 AGASSIZ Clean 1 bdrm apt Woodside Terrace, quiet well managed bldg in dntwn. $570 + utils & D.Dep. Avail immed. Refs (604)588-6665 AGASSIZ

T. Marlowe Manor 1755 - #9 Hwy

Spacious and bright 1 & 2 bdrms from $569/m

prkg, coin ldry, elevator & balcony, 5 min walk to downtown. Call 604-703-3405 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated, $575 & $595/month includes utilities. Avail now. Call 604-8196422

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

TRUCKS & VANS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS 2000 DODGE NEON 4 door, auto, sedan, Aircared, low kms. STK#467. $2,500. 1996 HONDA ACCORD 4 dr, sedan, loaded ST#478 $2,900. 2003 FORD WINDSTAR. 7 psger, runs good. ST#460. Only this week! $2,900. 1996 HONDA CIVIC 4 door auto, fully loaded, Aircared. ST#462. $2,995. 2003 CHEVY IMPALA 4 door, auto, loaded, ST#376. $3,900. 2001 KIA SEPHIA, 4 dr sedan, auto. Only 88K. Only this week. ST# 493. $3,995. 2001 FORD FOCUS, 4 dr, auto, low kms, fully loaded, ST# 498 $3,995. 2005 CHEV UPLANDER 7 psg auto, a/c, fully loaded, long wheel base. ST#437. $4,900. 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 2dr, auto Si, loaded. ST#497, $4,900. 2003 FORD ESCAPE 4dr, 4X4 auto. ST#377. Only this week! $4,900. 2006 SATURN ION 4 dr, auto, Aircared. ST#389. Only this week! $5,500. 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, loaded. ST#383 $7,500. 2004 FORD EXPLORER 4 door, 4X4, auto, 7 passenger, fully loaded, STK#470 $7,900. 2005 HYUNDAI SANTA FE, AWD, 4 dr, auto, only 140km, ST#371. Only this week! $8,900 2008 KIA MAZDA, 4 dr auto, fully loaded, ST#417. Only this week! $8,900. 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. Only this week! $10,500. 2007 KIA RONDO 4 dr, auto, 7 pass, leather, runs good, ST#424. $10,900 2008 JEEP COMPASS 4 door, auto, low km, only 83K kms, ST#447 this week $11,900. 2008 KIA SPORTAGE, 4 dr, auto, runs good. Only this week! $11,900. 2009 DODGE JOURNEY 4 dr, auto, 5 passenger. ST#418. Only this week! $11,900. 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA 4 dr auto, sedan, loaded. ST# 504. Only this week! $11,900. 2010 FORD ESCAPE 4 dr, auto, fully loaded. ST#487. Only this week! $11,900. 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. 2011 FORD ESCAPE, auto, 4 door, fully loaded. Only 20K, ST#471. $18,900.

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2006 FORD F350 XLT Crew cab, diesel, 4X4, auto, long box, runs good ST#309 $12,900. 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 only 160K. ST#310. $13,900. 2006 FORD F350. Quad cab 4 X 4, auto, long box, diesel. ST#13. $13,900. 2006 FORD F350 XLT quad cab, 4X4, auto, diesel, only 156K ST#17. $12,900. 2007 FORD F350 XLT Crew cab, diesel, 4X4, auto, short box only 162K. ST#126. $14,900. 2009 FORD F150 Crew cab, fully loaded $17,900. 2007 FORD F350 LARIAT crew cab, diesel, 4 X 4, auto short box. ST#275. $18,900.

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WAREHOUSE LIEN In the matter of the Warehouse Lien Act:

Agassiz All Storage, located at: 7651 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC and Lila Peters of the last known address of: 8428 Sthitsen, Seabird Island, District of Kent, BC, V0M 1A2; for unpaid rents totaling $266.84. If this amount is not paid on or before January 20, 2014, the unit contents will be sold by public auction at a later date to settle unpaid rents.


Agassiz Harrison Observer Thursday, January 9, 2014 11

Community Corner

January Janu u 2013

Local Groups & Activities

Group 2of 4

Agassiz Monday Painters Harriso est.1961 - Meets every Mon. from 11 levels of n Hikers Group - offers 4 hikes every Weds.(easy, light,

am - 3 pm at Agassiz United Church. FMI call Linda 604-794-5554

Meet the Pros January 2014

moderate, strenuous) FMI call Ruth Altendorf 604-796-2084

Bigfoot Toastmasters Club meets at 7 pm every Mon. evening at the Christian Reformed Church hall, 7452 Morrow Rd. Visitors always welcome. Agassiz contact: Laura Midan 604-7969788

Friendship House Nickel Bingo on Mon. at 1 pm, Tues. Bridge at 12:30 pm, Cribbage at 1 pm, Sit and Be Fit 10:30 am Mon. & Fri., Drop-in Floor Curling 7 pm Thurs.

weekly Bible Study for ladies & children 0-5. Weds. 9:30 am Agassiz Christian Reformed Church on Morrow Road. FMI call or text 604-997-4484

4, 5 & 6 Registration & team leader - Carol Cartmell 604-793-0171 or gospelbrass@shaw.ca Crafts • Games • Lesson

Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an

Better Beginnings: Pre/post natal

Kidz Coffee Break/Story Hour - a Elementa@ the Cross - Harrison ry - Thurs. 6 - 7:30 pm Grades

education, nutrition & support. Lunch advocacy group devoted to improving is provided. Tues. 10 am to 1 pm. 7272 “The Quality of Life” for all seniors. FMI Morr ow Rd. Phone #604-796-0313 call Ernie Bayer @ 604-576-9734 or Agassiz Harrison Family email ecbayer@shaw.ca Parenting Place: Meet friends, old & new! Parents/caregivers with their Harrison Community Social children 0 - 6 are welcome. Mon., Club - Drop in every Thurs. at Weds. & Thurs. 9:30 am - 1 pm 7272 Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, Morrow Rd. Phone #604-796-0313 9:30 am: cards, darts, games & coffee. Contact Jacquie 604-796-3105 or Suzanne 604-796-1269  Table Tennis at 12:30 pm Lea 604-796-0558 

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Events

e the library crow here! Join Crackl ts gh ni ay sd library for books - Thur Miss Terrill at the & Lions TV Bingo up ck Pi e. Cabl to sing, jokes to at 6 pm on Shaw The Source - to read, songs nce. Drop in, all s at tell, a dance to da ts. your bingo card . e ar dw ar H men Ledoux welcome, refresh Chehalis Store & l oo ch es - Pr Agassiz Library Story! Fridays A ow Storytime: I Kn 10:15 - 11:00 am ds & all about the It’s all about the ki you have a child stories. As long as you are welcome who loves stories,

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FINBACK CUSTOM WOODWORKS

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Hope Auto Body Ltd.

Agassiz All Storage Easy access from Hwy 1 or 7 We have storage for:

• RVS • BOATS • VEHICLES

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

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

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Heated units Long term discounts Security fenced Electronic gate Video surveillance

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Wine

& Liquor Store 9 Wines Under $9 OK Vineyard Red/White 750 ml

750ml

860

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750 ml

Benvenuto

750 ml

705

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05

Southern Comfort

Red/White 750 ml

Naked Grape Moscato 750 ml

7

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39” LED TV!

Intis Melbac

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Smirnoff

Wisers Deluxe

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750ml

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Bud Light, Bud, Kokanee

BEER SALE Canadian 8 pack cans

15 pack cans

Budweiser 6 pack cans

2235

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1125

Corona 12 pack bottles

2180

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Kootenay True Ale

810

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agassizbeerandwine.com

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• Prices do not include tax and deposit • While Quantities Last • Delivery Cut Off 10:30 PM

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Agassiz Observer, January 09, 2014  

January 09, 2014 edition of the Agassiz Observer

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