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Visitor Centre reopens on Saturday Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

The Hope Visitor Centre is reopening this Saturday with a new vision under the management of AdvantageHOPE. The team put the finishing touches on the interior space this week, which will serve as the headquarters for Hope’s tourism and economic development services. This will allow staff to immediately assist visitors who have inquires about moving to or investing in Hope. “When we have all these things working together, we’re going to have more efficiency,” said Riley Forman, who is in charge of tourism services for AdvantageHOPE. “They’ll work handin-hand. Certain things about economic development and certain things about the visitor centre have different functions, but where there is crossover we want that crossover to be strong.” Tourists and locals will now be able to purchase Hopebranded gear and fun memorable souvenirs from the visitor centre. AdvantageHOPE is also currently seeking local people who create unique artisans, giftware and souvenirs to showcase in the new

#MadeInHopeBC gallery. “We want people to know that quality is made in Hope. We really want to brand that,” said Forman. “This is an opportunity for us to sell Hope, B.C. and really start to capitalize on the traffic that’s coming through Hope. We don’t want to be a pit stop in Hope anymore.” As for the museum, AdvantageHOPE is planning to modernize how the stories and history of Hope are presented. The museum is slated to reopen for the May long weekend, but it will be an ongoing project. “There’s a lot of work that needs to be done in the museum,” said Forman. “We really want to move the museum in a new direction in a more engaging way to tell the history.” The visitor centre will be open yearround from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours in the summer. A grand opening celebration is in the works for March. For more information about the Hope Visitor centre or the new #MadeInHopeBC gallery, email VC@ or call 604869-2021.


Riley Forman, who is in charge of tourism services for AdvantageHOPE, applies some finishing touches to the interior space at the Hope Visitor Centre on Monday. The building reopens to the public on Feb. 1.

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Ed Araki was one of 24 volunteers in B.C. that received a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award on Friday at Government House in Victoria. The award, which consists of a certificate and lapel pin, was created in 1995 to recognize people who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. Often working behind the scenes, these individuals volunteer their time and efforts to help their fellow citizens. “I was surprised,” said Araki. “You don’t volunteer for recognition. You volunteer to help make a difference.” A volunteer firefighter since 1956, Araki has


Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, presents Ed Araki with a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award last Friday at Government House.

dedicated over 40 years to the community, from being a minor hockey, baseball and softball coach to ensuring participation and access to affordable recreation, culture and sport services through his membership at Hope

and District Recreation, Culture and Airpark Commission. In 2000, he joined the Hope Crime Prevention Society where he researched crime prevention techniques, organized training courses for other volunteers, pa-

trolled high crime areas and recruited volunteers. He’s currently a board member with Hope Crime Prevention Society, Block Watch Society of B.C., and the Upper Fraser Valley Crimestoppers. “Without volunteers you can’t do anything,” said Araki. “I do it because I enjoy it and I’m giving back to the community. It’s very rewarding.” Following the ceremony, recipients and their guests had the opportunity to visit It’s An Honour!, a new travelling exhibit that showcases stories of Canadians who have been recognized for their extraordinary achievements with national honours such as the Order of Canada, decorations for bravery and military valour decorations.

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Teacher ruling may be appealed Premier says it doesn’t reflect the facts of the case Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government is considering an appeal of a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that rejects legislation restricting teacher bargaining and assesses a penalty of $2 million plus court costs. “It doesn’t reflect government’s view of the case and the facts in the case,” Premier Christy Clark told a Kamloops radio station Tuesday. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he is “disappointed” by the ruling, and ministry staff will study it before deciding on a possible appeal. Fassbender said he disagrees with the judge’s conclusion that the government tried to provoke a strike by reintroducing provisions that had been struck down by the same judge. “What we need to do is to review the judge’s ruling in detail to see what the implications are, but clearly my message to school districts, to parents, is it’s business as usual in our schools,” Fassbender said. The B.C. Supreme Court ruling rejected the provincial government’s effort to keep class size and special needs support off the bargaining table with teachers, and ordered the government to pay $2 million in damages to the B.C. Teachers’

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About 40 local teachers rallied for public support in March 2012, protesting the government’s threat of a legislated contract and raising awareness classroom size and composition issues.

Federation. In a ruling released Monday, Justice Susan Griffin said the B.C. government’s replacement legislation, passed in 2011, is as unconstitutional as the 2002 law called Bill 28 that removed class size and special needs support from union working conditions. “The court concluded that the government did not negotiate in good faith with the union after the

Bill 28 decision,” Griffin wrote. “One of the problems was that the government representatives were preoccupied with another strategy. Their strategy was to put such pressure on the union that it would provoke a strike by the union. The government representatives thought this would give government the opportunity to gain political support for imposing legislation on the union.” The ruling strikes

down the portions of the new legislation that have not already expired. BCTF president Jim Iker said the ruling returns contract language that was in place in 2002, and he expects that the province’s 60 school districts will have to rehire teachers and special needs assistants to reduce class size. He said there were 1,200 education specialists affected by the

2002 legislation, including teacher-librarians and counsellors. “It’s good for us, it’s good for public education, it’s good for British Columbia and for our students,” Iker said of Monday’s ruling. NDP education critic Rob Fleming called the ruling “real blow to the B.C. Liberals’ credibility,” adding it traces back to Premier Christy Clark’s time as education minister in 2002.

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Community volunteer program meeting The Hope Volunteer Partnership Committee is hosting a free volunteer and partnership initiative stakeholder meeting and workshop next Tuesday. The initiative arose from a Community Mobilization Day that identified the need for a coordinated volunteer program in Hope, as many local organizations recruit volunteers to implement programs and services. A coordinated volunteer base would allow organizations to recruit and keep a database of volunteers, match them with organizations and businesses, and reduce duplication of services and efforts. Community members interested in volunteering and organizations in need of volunteers are invited to share their ideas and needs as Hope’s community volunteer program is developed. The workshop will take place in the Hope Recreation Centre conference room on Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A catered lunch will be provided. Anyone interested in participating is asked to RSVP to by Jan. 31. For more information, contact Brenna at or Jodi at or 604-869-2279.

TRAVELLING? LET US HELP YOU PREPARE • YOUR VACCINATION CENTRE When you are trying to change your habits with a goal to be healthier in 2014, it’s best to choose one thing you want to change and work on that. That’s what “Weedless Wednesday” is all about. Quitting smoking is all about taking it “one day at a time”. If you can go one day without smoking, you are that much closer to quitting. Give it a try. The word cataract comes from the Latin word cataracta which means waterfall. Cataracts of the eye is a clouding of the vision...something like trying to see through a sheet of falling

water. A cataract is not a ¿lm covering over the eye but rather a clouding of the lens within the eye. Most cataracts are agerelated and fortunately relatively easy to ¿x through surgery. We don’t often talk about medication for pets in this column but it’s important to know that what may be good for humans may not be good for your pet. Even acetaminophen can be dangerous to cats and dogs. Get advice from your veterinarian before giving your pet any medication. Health Canada publishes a

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A lower Canadian dollar and a slow recovery in the U.S. and around the world bode well for the B.C. economy in the next two years, a new report from the Business Council of B.C. says. “The U.S. economy is gaining ground, the Eurozone is out of recession, and Asia, particularly China, continues to expand at a robust clip,” said executive vice president Jock Finlayson as he released the BCBC economic outlook report last Tuesday. “The weakening of the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar will also help lift B.C.’s export of goods and services to the U.S., prompt more U.S. travellers to come to B.C., and serve as a headwind to crossborder shopping.” The report forecasts improvement in U.S. demand for lumber and other building materials, wood pulp and even natural gas, which has fallen to historic lows with a surge of shale gas production around North America. Recovery of the struggling B.C. coastal forest industry was echoed at the recent Truck Loggers’ Association convention. “I’ve got a desk cov-


Rick Parcher worked on gas drilling rigs in northern B.C. and Alberta for 15 years before returning to B.C. last fall to carry on a family tradition as a charge hand at Alternative Forest Operations in Chemainus.

ered with resumes of people who work in the oil patch,” said Don Banasky, operations manager at CopCan Contracting Ltd. and FallTech Logging in Nanaimo and vicepresident of the TLA. Banasky said there are openings for road building, driller-blaster, grader and excavator operators in his operations, and some employees at remote

oil and gas developments are anxious to work closer to home. The BCBC report holds out hope for a B.C. government that has seen its muchadvertised jobs plan fizzle in the past two years. “Following essentially no net employment growth in 2013, we see the B.C. job market recovering in the coming year,” the

report says. “Growing exports, higher nonresidential construction outlays and some increase in consumer spending will translate into greater demand for working and more hiring by B.C. businesses.” The report forecasts that two liquefied natural gas processing plants and pipelines to supply them will begin in 2015.

ICBC chair steps down from position Paul Taylor, former president of the Insurance Corporation of B.C., has resigned as chair of the ICBC board after a year and a half in that position. ICBC issued a brief statement saying Jatinder Rai, a member of the board of directors since 2008, has been ap-

Please avoid using the right-of-way for your activities. If you are in the area, use extra care when traveling around the right-of-way. The ILM project is a new 247 kilometre 500 kilovolt transmission line between Merritt and Coquitlam that will expand the electrical system so that BC Hydro can continue to deliver clean and reliable energy to homes and businesses in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

pointed interim chair. A spokesman declined further comment on the reason for Taylor’s departure. “Mr. Taylor was appointed chair in July 2012 and his leadership has helped guide the corporation through challenging times, including the downsizing

and restructuring of the company in late 2012,” the ICBC statement said. ICBC imposed a 4.9 per cent rate increase for basic vehicle insurance in November, citing increasing injury claims and higher payouts. That followed an 11 per cent increase in

basic insurance rates in 2012. ICBC cut 260 positions in 2012 after an audit of its operations showed its management ranks had increased 41 per cent between 2007 and 2011. Taylor resigned as president of ICBC in May of 2008.

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The BC NDP will select and announce its new leader this September, about a four-day day voting period. Voting will take place within the party from Sept. 24-27, 2014 and a new leader will be announced on September 28 in Vancouver. Votes will be cast over the telephone and an Internet voting system. “We have set in place rules for a modern, fair, one-member one-vote leadership election,”

said Craig Keating, president of the BC NDP. “I’m looking forward to an exciting leadership election with great candidates presenting a positive vision for our province.” In September, 2013, Adrian Dix said he would be stepping down as leader in 2014, once his party voted to replace him. In last May’s provincial election, Dix and the NDP lost to Christy Clark and the BC Liberals, despite an overwhelm-

ing number of predictors and analysts forecasting an orange victory. “It has become clear to me that the best interests of our party mean that I need to step aside for a new leader who can lead us to victory in 2017,” Dix said in September. “It is my hope that a leadership vote can be held by mid2014 at the latest, though of course any final decision on timing will be made by the NDP.”

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Medical health officer seeks e-cigarette ban Adrian MacNair Black Press

The rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes has prompted medical health officers throughout the country to call for restrictions in their usage. Fraser Health chief medical health officer Paul Van Buynder said B.C.’s chief medical health officers met recently to discuss the topic of e-cigarettes and their largely unregulated usage in public places. Nova Scotia’s health ministry has proposed to ban e-cigarettes from bars and restaurants, whether the devices are loaded with nicotine or just flavours. “We’ve taken enormous efforts to stop smoking in buildings, parks, hospitals, schools and so on, and our current guidelines don’t address these,” Van Buynder said. “So, we have situations where children may feel that they can use these in a school ground.” Worse still, Van Buynder suggested non-nicotine fla-

voured e-cigarette vaporizers could be a gateway to smoking tobacco. He said flavoured e-cigarettes are clearly aimed at the teenage market and pose a danger to the progress made against smoking cessation. “It’s going to make children used to holding cigarettes, sucking on cigarettes,” he said. “This is a very retrograde step and a huge risk to our tobacco control programs.” Tsawwassen father Joe Braico was recently surprised to find how accessible they are to children when his 11-year-old son bought a $10 blueberry-flavoured electronic cigarette from a local retailer. The boy decided they were “pretty cool” when one of his friends bought one and decided to get one himself. The product, called eZee Cig, is a disposable electronic vaporizer replica cigarette with an advertised 600 puffs. It glows when the person inhales and then releases a realistic puff of smoke.


Van Buynder said “The concern we have, besides our child health authorities are trying to emulate working to pressure smoking, is the lack the federal governof morals or common ment to regulate e-cigsense when it comes to arettes in the same way the sale of such items,” as other tobacco products, including vaporBraico said. The eZee Cig’s pack- izers like eZee Cig. “We want to make aging says it is not a smoking cessation sure that all of our legislation device, is not associ- tobacco – whether ated with any it’s municihealth claim pal or hosand is not pital-based intended to – changes be used with in order to nicotine. make it clear Although that we’re not the package interested in states it is having e-cig“intended for use by per- PAUL VAN BUYNDER arettes, with or without sons of legal nicotine or smoking age,” it is not regulated un- tobacco or any other der the Food and Drug form available within Act by Health Canada. our sites,” he said. In 2010, Health CanEzee Cig comes in flavours of blueber- ada made it illegal for ry, cherry, chocolate, retailers to sell some grape, menthol, and types of flavoured tobacco. tobacco in products E-cigarettes with weighing less than 1.4 nicotine delivery grams. meant for smoking The federal prohibicessation are regulated tion didn’t cover menunder the Food and thol and the Canadian Drug Act and restrict- Cancer Society says ed to use for adults producers skirted the over the age of 19. But other flavour restricreplica cigarettes like tions by making cigathese remain legal for rillos slightly larger. The society is urging sale to minors.

B.C. to ban candy or fruit-flavoured tobacco products in a bid to protect children, citing a poll finding broad support in the province. “We are urging the B.C. government to protect children from the predatory marketing practices of the tobacco industry and the products which, through their packaging and appearance, are aggressively targeted to youth,” said cancer society’s Kathryn Seely. The group wants to ban all flavoured cigarillos, water pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and menthol cigarettes. Seely said flavours like chocolate, peach, cherry and strawberry appeal to youth and reduce the harsh effects of cigarette smoke, making it easier for youth to experiment and become addicted. She cited a previous national youth survey that found 53 per cent of youth tobacco users in B.C. – 30,500 students –  had used flavoured tobacco. –  with files from Jeff Nagel

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and safety management system that exceeds regulatory requirements. “We are committed to preventing workplace injuries on our premises and are very proud of the fact we have achieved more than 1,000 days without lost-time injury,” said Kevin Thorburn, Hope plant manager. “The Certificate of Recognition is a daily reminder of our commitment to health and safety at our plant.” In 2010, the Hope plant also received OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services) 18001 certification. OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety management system registration that requires the company to establish and maintain standards that control health and safety risks. The company has established targets that will see a lost time incident frequency rate of zero and continuous improvement in other safety measures.

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WorkSafeBC has awarded the Nestlé Waters Canada its Occupational Health & Safety Certificate of Recognition for its commitment to raising the standard of worker health and safety in B.C. “Our employees are our most valuable resource and we are strongly committed to their safety as they work to produce the highest quality bottled water in Canada,” said Dave Thorpe, regional director of supply chain for Nestlé Waters North America. “We proactively address hazards through strong leadership participation, involve our employees and provide necessary resources to control them.” Certificates of Recognition can be earned by employers that successfully implement a safety management system and meet a set of audit standards. The Health & Safety Certificate is awarded to employers that implement and maintain an occupational health

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B.C. politics will burn with renewed energy Now we know the when. Perhaps soon we’ll learn the who. The BC NDP has announced that it will announce its new leader to succeed Adrian Dix on Sept. 28. That leader will be chosen by party members in a vote to be conducted Sept. 24-27 over the phone and online. The party’s president, Craig Keating, said he’s looking forward to an “exciting leadership election with great candidates.” Except, so far there aren’t any candidates. Great or otherwise. Three federal NDP Members of Parliament from B.C. have said they’re not interested. Peter Julian, Fin Donnelly and Nathan Cullen all bowed out even before they bowed in. Kennedy Stewart, the MP for Burnaby-Douglas, is still mulling his decision. As is Jinny Sims, the federal NDP representative from Newton-North Delta. Their reticence is understandable. As members of the official opposition in Ottawa, they’re all strong voices for issues they and their constituents believe in. They’re members of a party that captured voters’ imaginations in the last federal election and continues to get attention countering decisions and legislation made by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. B.C. politics, on the other hand, is a snake pit. Nobody knows that better than Dix, who seemed to have victory in last spring’s provincial campaign in the bag but found himself delivering a concession speech instead. Now that the date has been set for the party’s leadership vote, most observers expect candidates to begin announcing their intentions as well. And no doubt as those names are known, and those candidates start hustling for support, the always entertaining world of B.C. politics will burn with renewed energy and entertainment. - Black Press

Tug of war for transportation taxes B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Premier Christy Clark has set off a storm of protest by imposing a referendum on new Lower Mainland transportation improvements, timed with the province-wide municipal elections on Nov. 15. Even if you don’t live in Metro Vancouver, you’re not immune from this long-running saga. Provincial and federal governments use your tax dollars for the big stuff, including the SkyTrain Canada Line to Vancouver airport and the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a new truck route to port facilities at Tsawwassen. Clark has promised a bridge re-

placement for the George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River, which may or may not be tolled like the Port Mann bridge. The patchwork of Lower Mainland tolls is a growing political liability for the B.C. Liberal government, and if further tolls are avoided, major works elsewhere in the province may be delayed as the budget is eaten up by the big cities. Clark announced the Massey tunnel replacement in a September 2012 speech to the Union of B.C. Municipalities. In the same speech, she also pledged to complete the four-laning of the last 240 km of the Trans-Canada Highway from Kamloops to the Alberta border. That’s one of the most mountainous stretches of highway in Canada, and the province’s cost was estimated at the time to be $650 million over 10 years. Time will tell if that promise is kept.



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Transportation Minister Todd Stone inherited the mess left behind by former minister Kevin Falcon, who took transit authority away from Metro Vancouver politicians. He appointed a board of experts and set up a toothless “mayors’ council” to rubberstamp their decisions, after forcing through the Canada Line ahead of a long-promised transit extension to the east. Local politicians wrangled for years over that eastern extension. They finally settled on surface light rail, only to be overruled by the province, which wanted the vastly more expensive SkyTrain. The latest rebuke to the mayors’ council was when they decided not to proceed with a costly new electronic fare card system. Falcon reversed that one after taking a junket to London and falling in love with their “Oyster card” sub-


way system. All the glitches from TransLink’s new “Compass card” program will be encountered this summer, just before those mayors go to the polls to face voter wrath. Speaking of reversals, Stone is now demanding the mayors come up with their list of priorities for new projects. They are expected to believe their choices won’t be overruled again. Stone correctly notes that Vancouver wants SkyTrain on Broadway, Surrey wants new surface light rail, and other Lower Mainland communities want new road and bridge works. Local governments have a long history of parochial squabbling, getting their pet projects done and then suddenly developing the urge to rein in spending once it’s time to dig deep for their neighbours. Lower Mainland taxpayers are weary and confused by all this re-


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organizing and in-fighting. Many likely believe that it is their regional government that has imposed the Port Mann bridge tolls, when in fact that is a provincial highway project over which they had no say. Clark has made it clear there is no going back from a November referendum on new regional transportation financing tools, a promise explicit in the B.C. Liberal election platform. She hopes it will increase the dismal voter turnout for local votes. If it does that, it may be worth it. Right now, civic elections are dismal affairs, with voter turnout and awareness of local issues drifting from bad to worse. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email:


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Fire victim appreciates community support In regards to the local fire we recently had, I would like to thank my mom, Frank, Cassidy, Campbell, Kevin Thorburn, Ron Meulman, Sat Grewal and my entire Nestle Waters family – Glen McDonald, Sharlene Hinds, Ian Ross and family, Kent Loupret, Mary Loupret, Pat Besse, Eric Madsen, Jill and Chris Carey,

and TJ Smith. I would also like to thank the hockey boys, Steve Link and family, Glenn Wejr and family, Peter and Justin Sherle, Sharon and Steve Harvey, Watson Rd. Elementary, Future Shop, Sarah and Justin Payne, Rick and Linda Limb, Eron and Candice Couch, Brad and Laurel Loring,

Peter and Linda Bailey, Kathy Koopman, Ashley and Curtis Limb, Brian and Lindsay Druet, Bud and Wanda Prest, Greg and Wendy McDonald, Grant and Colleen Haines, Shay Haines, James Roksa, Sue and the Hope Medical Clinic, Crystal Fishbrook and family, Joe and Maria Ameral, the local fire department, every-

body on Facebook, Wade Brind, Heather Dewar, Gwen Mahoney, the Legion and the many others that helped me get through this difficult time. Words can’t describe what all of you mean to me. All I can do is say thank you from the bottom of my heart! Luke Molnar

Leave the Agricultural Land Reserve alone The Agricultural Land Reserve created in the early 1970s was developed to preserve precious farmland. It was too easy for the developers of the day to snatch up under or semi-developed arable land for urban sprawl. It started to happen at an alarming rate, so it was needed and instituted by the government of the day. Dr. Lenore Newman will be speaking

on the matter as part of a lecture series at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford campus, on Feb.15 in Lecture Theatre B101. The ALR has become a real success story in protecting our ranges to produce dairy products, and our arable lands for fibre food source. Except for the odd political diva trying to corruptly swindle the odd piece to pad their personal pen-

sion plans, it has worked relatively well. Now the current provincial agricultural minister is conspiring with B.C.’s oil and gas sector to divide the ALR into two separate zones with different processes. Though the oil and gas sector decisions are backed by the federal government, this compromise by the BC Liberals guarantees the oil and gas sector access to any land in the province. So

now we’re back conspiring to swindling land out of the ALR, just like the aforementioned diva of the same political stripes. Though energy is, without a doubt, a most important issue, we can’t eat it. Let’s just leave the ALR alone, it’s a government policy that works, and if it’s not broken, there’s no need to fix it. Art Green

Ferry fuel surcharges distract from the real issue In defending itself against criticism of fare increases, BC Ferries has raised the issue of fuel surcharges. Since the ridiculous notion of fuel surcharges was first introduced, surcharges in general are gaining acceptance. In addition to standard labour rates or

fees, we now find shop supply fees added to car repair quotes, file opening fees added to professional fees and various other surcharges. Paying for a service used to be simple; you were quoted a fee per job or per hour and knew up front what the bill would be (before

taxes). If the service provider experienced increasing costs, he would periodically work that into his budget and increase fee quotes. By separating fuel costs from the costs included in fares, BC Ferries is suggesting that it is raising fares only a

little bit and the rest has to do with some mysterious outside power. This distracts from the real issues affecting fares. The cost of fuel is no different than the cost of paper or ink. Next time I travel to the island, however, there is no option to use

a different ferry provider. As a supporter of user fees for many services, I have no problem supporting fare increases to cover reasonable costs, but I do object to being bamboozled with smoke and mirrors. The cost of fuel should simply be budgeted into

the standard fare. If the public accepts the notion of surcharges, pretty soon we will be paying BC Ferries an employee pension surcharge, rust coating surcharge, and perhaps even a CEO bonus surcharge. Cos van Wermeskerken

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Canadian Olympic gear should be made in Canada not China I would like to voice my concerns to the Canadian Olympic Committee and Hudson’s Bay. I was given a lovely Olympic scarf for Christmas. Looking at

it, I see it was made in China. I did some research at my local Bay and see that everything has been made in China. I find this absolutely unacceptable. Our Canadian athletes de-

serve to be dressed in apparel made in Canada by Canadians who are the people supporting the athletes. The 2010 Olympics, the Canadian Athletes again wore clothing

made in China. When will these people acknowledge that their decision making needs an overhaul and the Canadian Olympic team representing Canada should

be wearing made in Canada uniforms. Can they not recognize the fact that made in Canada would help the Canadian economy? While I’m on the subject, I would like to

ask how many of our other athletes, such as hockey or soccer, wear team uniforms made in locations other then Canada. As a loyal supporter of our athletes’ I resent

these uniforms being made anywhere else and I refuse to purchase or wear any of them and I encourage my friends to do likewise. G. Hartzell

Federal government needs to help Canadians rise out of poverty first When are our politicians going to get it right? Our head honcho, who is trying to copy Santa Claus, is a couple weeks late in giving away $100 million to help the refugees in Jordan out of the public purse. But what is wrong with this scenario? First of all, why are all those Syrian refugees in the

Jordan desert refugee camp in the first place? The sad fact is that their own head honcho was killing his own people with chemical weapons. Secondly, why is our head honcho not spending a $100 million to help the Canadian people who have to depend on food banks for their daily bread not to even men-

tion the ones who call cold weather shelters a home because of the high cost of living in Canada. Better yet, it is a wellknown fact that the party our head honcho leads is one of the best fundraising organizations in Canada. Why not use some of those funds to build some affordable housing for Canadians in

need? Furthermore, why not use at least some of the money our government is spending on the Canada Action Plan ads for something useful like trying to fix our health care system. I am not knocking his trying to help the refugees all over the world, but help your own people to rise out of poverty


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BC Ferries imposes 3.5 per cent fuel surcharge Corporation CEO blames higher than expected diesel prices Jeff Nagel Black Press

BC Ferries has added a 3.5 per cent fuel surcharge on most routes to already rising fares. The corporation said it’s paying 14 cents more per litre for diesel than had been anticipated when the ferries commissioner approved fuel prices that are built into fares.

For major routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, the surcharge will add 50 cents per adult passenger and $1.75 per vehicle. BC Ferries is also in raising fares by roughly four per cent per year and considering service cuts. “We have waited as long as we can to imple-

ment a surcharge, however we must act now as it is clear that fuel prices are unlikely to decline in the foreseeable future,” BC Ferries president and CEO Mike Corrigan said. He said he realizes the move is unpopular. “We are doing everything we can to keep our fuel costs as low as possible, including building


new ships with LNG capability,” Corrigan said. Although ferry fuel consumption is down by 5.8 million litres since 2004, rising prices have pushed fuel costs up over the same period from $50 million to $121 million. Each one cent increase in diesel prices translates into an extra $1.2 million outlay for BC Ferries. The fuel surcharge will not apply on the Port Hardy to Prince Rupert run and Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii route. NDP ferries critic Claire Trevena called on the province to abandon proposed service cuts and find a better solution that treats ferries as coastal highways that she said are essential to the economy and viability of coastal communities.


Adult passengers on major routes to Vancouver Island now pay 50 cents more and bringing a vehicle costs an extra $1.75 as a result of a new 3.5 per cent fuel surcharge.

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B.C. environment ministry biologists are asking the public to watch and report bat sightings this winter, as they try to track a disease that has killed millions of bats in eastern and central Canada and the U.S. White Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that kills bats during their winter hibernation period. It is believed to have been introduced to North America and to spread primarily through bat to bat contact. No cases have been reported in western North America so far. B.C. biologists are working to understand how to protect bats from the syndrome and how to help populations should the disease

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36. Hill (Celtic) 37. Expletive 38. Surface 39. Atomic weight 40. Swiss river 41. Publicists 44. Hollow cylinders 45. Most hirsute 48. Wading bird 49. Not in residence 50. According to 51. Property injury

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24. Mollusk shell lining 25. Socialist Debs’ initials 26. Arrived extinct 29. Atomic #37 30. 17th Greek letter 31. Blue eyed cat 32. Alliance between nations 35. Headquarters 36. Container weight adjustments 38. Chadic language Bura-_____ 40. Tributary of the Seine 41. Length x width 42. A small dent 43. Distribute 44. A gratuity 45. Possessed 46. Overgarment 47. A doctrine



Hibernating bats infected with White Nose Syndrome. The fungus kills bats during their winter hibernation period and is not usually visible if bats are found dead.

arrive. If you see bats flying during the day, dead or dying bats or the location of winter bat roosting sites, provincial biologists are asking you

to report sightings at 250-387-9500. More information on B.C. bats and White Nose Syndrome, see the “current issues” section at www.

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News B.C. promotes search for new mines

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The B.C. government is aiming to reverse a slide in mineral exploration investment that has come after world metal prices peaked and then declined to a 10-year average level in the past two years. Premier Christy Clark and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett helped open the annual Association for Mineral Exploration B.C.’s conference in Vancouver Monday with a pair of announcements. Clark told delegates the province’s mining exploration tax credit will be extended for another year in the B.C. budget to be tabled in February. That is expected to provide $10 million for exploration. Geoscience BC, an industry research organization started by the province in 2005, also released results of its latest aerial survey to identify new mineral potential in the B.C. Interior. “Every time GeoscienceBC does a project


An aerial magnetic survey of mineral deposits has added to previous work by private companies to encourage exploratory drilling in the area of B.C. hit hard by the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

like this, in the ensuing three or four years you see a significant bump in exploration activity in the area where the survey was done,” Bennett said in an interview. He added that much of B.C.’s Interior is covered by glacial till from the ice age that ended 10,000 years ago, making traditional mineral prospecting impossible over large areas.

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He said the tax credit is similar to what B.C. provides for deep drilling and other unconventional natural gas exploration, but on a smaller scale. It supports junior mining companies and is not a subsidy to established corporations, he said. Clark told the mining conference that the government is halfway to its election commitment of 17 new and expanded

mines in B.C., including the new Mt. Milligan copper mine and others that have received permits. She also referred to the need for a review of B.C.’s environmental assessment system. “My belief is that the process over the years has gotten less certain, less predictable, and probably not as efficient as people would like,” Clark told reporters after her speech.

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Legendary a cappella quartet in concert

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With their timeless harmonies, leads, and charm, The Nylons have earned their place as Canada’s most beloved vocal quartet. Since their humble beginnings in the back of a Toronto delicatessen in 1979, the group has gone on to worldwide tours, award-winning albums, and international recognition as one of the top a cappella groups of all time. From earning gold and platinum records for their early 1980s releases, to Juno Award nominations for their 15th record Skin Tight in 2011, The Nylons have made a huge impact on the jazz music scene over their long and storied career and will be bringing their memorable hits and vibrant stage show to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Those unforgettable tracks The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Happy Together, and Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye will be sung with as much energy and flair as ever, as original member Claude Morrison is joined by baritone Gavin Hope, tenor Garth Mosbaugh, and bass Tyrone Gabriel, for a night steeped in nostalgia. Those trademark harmonies, melodies and vocal compositions

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The Canadian vocal quartet The Nylons will perform at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Feb. 13.

that took The Nylons to stages in Asia, Australia, Europe, Brazil, the United States and Canada are as strong as ever. The Nylons have been through it all during their long history, gaining a vast amount of experience and affirming their place as one of the most valuable contributors to Canadian music over the past three decades. With an ever-changing style that has seen Morrison and his

fellow vocal virtuosos evolve from producing catchy versions of 1950s and 1960s pop songs, to invigorating their unique brand of choral jazz with elements of fusion, rock and roll, blues, R&B, country and western, and even a hint of rap, The Nylons have maintained their huge appeal by continuing to challenge themselves and their art. Combining their back catalogue and knowledge of

pop music from the 1950s to the contemporary with tight choreography and fabulous showmanship, they continue to perform worldwide with a show “packed with trademark silky smooth harmonies, soulful heartwarming leads, and oozing with debonair charm.” Contact the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) or visit for ticket information.

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Black Press readers can enter to win a weekend for four (two adults and two children under 18) at Big White Ski Resort, with lift passes and two nights accommodation in a slopeside hotel room. For more information, visit your local Black Press paper’s website and click on the contests link. Big White is about more than skiing and snowboarding though. Balkwill also notes that they have an ice-climbing tower, fireworks every Saturday night over the huge outdoor skating rink and many other activities for the whole family. On Feb. 10, B.C. residents will be able to purchase a single-day lift ticket for 50 per cent off. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, British Columbians can book any two consecutive nights and two days of skiing, and Big White will give you the third night and third day of skiing at half-price, valid be-

tween Feb. 7 and Feb. 13. The Lower Mainland is home to plenty of family-friendly outdoor spots, including Granville Island, numerous beaches and parks. If it’s indoor fun you’re looking for, attractions such as the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, the Museum of Vancouver, Science World at the Telus World of Science, the Vancouver Aquarium and the Vancouver Art Gallery should all be tops on your list. Outdoor activities are also plentiful in B.C. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is one of Vancouver’s most well-known attractions, with its famous suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk and other places to explore. The North Shore mountains all offer a variety of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tobogganing, or you can go a bit farther afield to visit Whistler Blackcomb. On B.C. Family Day, lift tickets at many participating ski areas will be offered to B.C. residents at 50 per cent off. For more information and the list of participating resorts, visit

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Budding equestrians esstrians or cowboys cowbo oys might enjoy a trail ride at one of B.C.’s ranches, whether it’s a weekend trip in B.C.’s Interior or a day trip just outside of Metro Vancouver. To enjoy family day in Hope the Rec Centre is offering free swim, gym, and skate on Feb. 10. See the ad on this page for full details. Also, families can get involved in The Family Day Scavenger Hunt hosted by Hope Early Years. Parents can pick up their stamp card, questions, and instructions from Hope Regional Library any time on Feb. 7.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Hope Al-Anon Group: Al-Anon supports friends and families of problem drinkers. Monday, Feb. 3 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital meeting room 1275 7th Ave. 604-869-7078 Krackle Goes to Family Place: Famous Hope Library poet-in-residence, Krackle Crow, visits hope Family Place every Monday morning. Library staff tag along and tell stories, sing songs and generally help Krackle do his thing! For kids age six and under and their caregivers. Monday, Feb. 3 9:30 a.m. Family Place 604 Hudson’s Bay St. 604-869-2313 Basic Computer Classes: Free basic computer classes for adults. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday sessions: Microsoft Word - creating, formatting, and editing documents. Wednesday sessions: Online help - email creation and use; social media help. Monday, Feb. 3 5 p.m. 895-D 3rd Ave. 604-869-1973 shayna.readright@gmail. com

TUESDAY Tops Meeting: Powerful support group for weight loss and lifelong health. Weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m. Meeting 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. Anglican Church Hall 681 Fraser St. 604-869-2204 Senior keep fit: This fitness class is designed for seniors, and uses weights and bands for strength training. Chairs are also used to support the participant. This class has been ongoing for 15 years. Tuesday, Feb. 4 9 a.m. Golden Ager’s Hall 560 Douglas St. 604-869-8435 Hope Community Choir: Community Choir is a secular choir welcoming singers of all ages and abilities. We are all volunteers who sing for the sheer joy of singing. Please feel free to come and observe. Tuesday, Feb. 4 7 p.m. Hope United Church 590 Third Ave. 604-869-8435

WEDNESDAY Westie Army Cadet Training: The cadet program prepares youth age

12 to 19 to become leaders of tomorrow through fun yet challenging activities. Wednesday, Feb. 5 6:30 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 228 344 Fort St. 604-869-2919 United We Sing: Love is in the Air. Join us for a Valentine’s Day-themed community sing-along. Refreshments and conversation to follow at 2:30 p.m in the hall. Wednesday, Feb. 5 1:30 p.m. 310 Queens St. 604-869-8435

THURSDAY Senior keep fit: This fitness class is designed for seniors, and uses weights and bands for strength training. Chairs are also used to support the participant. This class has been ongoing for 15 years. Thursday, Feb. 6 9 a.m. Golden Ager’s Hall 560 Douglas St. 604-869-8435 Senior’s Coffee and Conversation: Drop in and join us for a cup of coffee, tea and homemade treats. You’ll enjoy some interesting and lively conversation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hope Library - no membership

required, just stop on by! Thursday, Feb. 6 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

FRIDAY Tops Meeting: Powerful support group for weight loss and lifelong health. Weigh-in 8:15-9:20 a.m. Meeting 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Anglican Church Hall 681 Fraser St. 604-869-2140

SATURDAY Hope’s National Historic Site Annual Fundraiser: Meat draws start at 3:30 p.m., silent auction 4-8 p.m., and dinner 6 p.m. There will also be 50/50 draws. Tickets are at the Eagles Lounge, Free Rein Associates and Christ Church Hall. Saturday, Feb. 1. Eagle’s Hall 386 Fort St. 604-206-0197 anglican-hope@uniserve. com

SUNDAY Happy Knit Hope: Join knitters of all ages and abilities for this cozy fireside knitting circle. Share patterns and projects. Sunday, Feb. 2 1:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

Local hills offer winter adventure Hope Mountain Centre is offering snowshoe trips in the mountains around Hope this winter. There will be four programs offered to people of all ages during February and March. People with their own snowshoes can participate for free and those who need to rent them can do so at low rates. “We’re able to offer the programs at very little cost thanks to some funds we received from generous individual donors,” said program director Kelly Pearce. As a non-profit society, the Hope Mountain Centre’s core mandate is to get people outside. While many Canadians see winter as something difficult that must be endured, Pearce hopes to inspire people to embrace winter in all its extremes. “Living in Hope, we’ve got these spectacular mountain passes just 40 minutes from home,” he said. “Highways 3 and 5 take us into awe-inspiring terrain and deep snowpacks that feel like


Hope Mountain Centre is offering snowshoe trips to people of all ages during February and March. Anyone with their own snowshoes can participate for free.

another world. I get a thrill every time I’m up there, and I hope that more people in our town take advantage of these great places.” Snowshoeing has exploded in recent years, with new snowshoe designs that make it easier than ever to travel over the snow. “No one misses the old wood and leather snowshoes,” said Pearce. “The new shoes

are lighter, more maneuverable, and have better traction underfoot. Anyone can enjoy winter travel now.” Another key goal of the Hope Mountain Centre is education. Pearce notes that trips model safe backcountry travel, so participants learn useful tips about winter clothing, gear and how to avoid dangers such as avalanches. There’s a social

and emotional benefit to getting outside too. “Anyone who’s come on one of our trips will tell you, it’s fun,” said Pearce. “You meet a bunch of new people and share an experience that is rejuvenating and memorable.” To register for one of Hope Mountain Centre’s winter trips, visit www.hopemountain. org or phone 604-8691274.

INTERIOR TO LOWER MAINLAND TRANSMISSION PROJECT CONSTRUCTION UPDATE BC Hydro’s contractor for the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project will be burning slash piles on BC Hydro’s right-of-way between Merritt and Boston Bar this winter. This work is planned for January, weather dependent, and may continue as needed through to the end of March. The contractor has obtained the necessary permits and will comply with all regulations. A key requirement is that the contractor does not conduct burning unless the venting index is “good”. This ensures proper air movement exists to minimize smoke impacts to people in the vicinity of the burning. The 247 kilometre, 500 kilovolt transmission line currently under construction, will expand the capacity of the system that brings power to businesses and homes in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. For more information please visit or contact BC Hydro at or at 604 623 4472, toll-free 1 866 647 3334.














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Photo exhibit at art gallery

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Story Time in the Park contest winner Hunter Ramey reads her book Finding Holly at the Hope Library on Sunday for Family Literacy Day.

Family Literacy Day in Hope About 30 people participated in the Hope Family Literacy Day on Sunday at the Hope Library. Elspeth Bowers delighted the crowd with her puppet show; Tanya Hu, Hunter Ramey, Ashlyn Mclean and Evelin Buelow read their Story Time in the Park contest winning stories; free books were given away and snacks were shared by all. To show their community support, Mayor Susan Johnston, Decoda Literacy representative Maureen Kehler and library manager Nicole Glentworth participated in the event and

even shared some of their favourite things to learn. “I’m thrilled that the importance and the joy of learning was shared,” said Shayna Jones, literacy outreach coordinator for Hope, Boston Bar and Agassiz. “It was great to see the community come out to support the love of all things literacy. It makes it a joy to do my job.” To learn more about communitybased literacy events, programs, projects and volunteer opportunities, contact Jones at shayna.readright@ or 604-869-1973.

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A photographic feast will be on display at Hope Art Gallery during February. Six Hope high school seniors and photo club members have extended techniques, skills, and artistic sense beyond course level. They used both digital cameras and medium format cameras for vintage film. Photographers featured will be Arianna Izawa, Geoffrey Karps, Kelsey Luinge, Baylie Pellegrino, Nicole Riddell, and Chelsey Schwan. The show was arranged through Chris Janzen of Hope Secondary School, and was sponsored by the Hope and District Arts Council.

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History in Hope Taken from The Standard archives


JANUARY 1994 • A new dog pound is being located in Silver Creek despite complaints from neighbours • Chilliwack RCMP solve part of a 19-year-old mystery surrounding a body found in the Fraser River near Hope, after police receive a tip that the body may be that of Roy Lord, a squatter in a North Bend “hobo jungle” • Hope Centennial Pool is patched for another year using spare parts from the outdoor pool in Merritt • Health inspector John Halstad announces that a boil order will not be lifted from Sunshine Valley until corrective action is taken to fix the system • A woman is lucky to survive after her car is crushed by hundreds of plate glass sheets on a flatbed truck north of Yale on Highway 1 • The B.C. Bowl for Kids campaign in Boston Bar raises $1,294 for the Variety Club Telethon

JANUARY 1999 • Mr. and Mrs. Misumi 12-2pm– Lunch Bowl Friday, March 13th receive a district plaque by 12-2pm, 4-6pm, 7-9pm Saturday, March 14th Mayor Wilfred Vicktor and 4-6pm, 8-10pm 4-6pm, 7-9pm Hope council for their 50th 100 you raise your name will go into a draw for our grand prize!!!!! wedding anniversary, while Mr. ur name For will go into a draw for our grand prize!!!!! $100 you raise your name will Forgoevery into a$100 draw for youour raise grand your prize!!!!! name will go into a draw for our grand prize!!!!! Call every or email: and Mrs. Tidball are recognized Call or email: PRESENTED BY: 604.852.3331 Abbotsford for their 55 years of marriage mail: 604.852.3331 Abbotsford 604.466.7555 Ridge Meadows 604.466.7555 Ridge Meadows • After years of planning, Abbotsford school board trustees are dge Meadows given the go-ahead for the For every $100 you raise your name will go into a draw for our grand prize!!!!! The Chilliwack construction of a new Silver Progress Creek school • Garbage collection rates I=:C:LH are going up in 1999 from $105 per home to $115.50 and $127 in 2000 to cover possible REVS Bowling Centre Thursday, March 12


Six high school seniors and photo club members will showcase their work at the Hope Arts Gallery throughout February.

increases in contract fees from R&R Recycling, capital costs, maintenance of the dump and a provincially mandated reserve fund for dump rehabilitation • Harry Douglas Ashley, 45, is sentenced to 13 months in jail for attempting to rob the Chevron Town Pantry on Water Street twice • A new proposed Landstrom provincial park near Hope will see 95 hectares set aside to preserve gravel bars in the Fraser River and give access for fishing, rock hounding and upland trail hiking • Premier Glen Clark announces that an 11-hectare stand of rare Garry oak trees in Yale, one of only three such stands in the province, will be protected as an ecological reserve JANUARY 2004 • Natural gas rates decrease by 7.5 per cent for residential customers in the Lower Mainland, including Hope, starting Jan. 1 • Hope Minor Hockey product Dan Jenneson lands a four-year hockey scholarship to Wayne State university in Detroit, Michigan • Investigators suspect that a gas furnace in the attic of a small rental house may have been pushed beyond its limit by subzero temperatures, causing a fire that costs Adria Rice her home on Coquihalla Street • A routine roadblock at Exit 170 in Hope nets police 48 grams of dried magic mushrooms (psilocybin ) and 300 grams of marijuana after two males catch police’s attention with a hint of marijuana in the air and open

beer on the floor • Police are on the lookout for mail thieves who are once again breaking into community mailboxes in Hope, this time along Flood-Hope Road and in Laidlaw • Fraser Canyon Hospital jumps to the front of the line within the Fraser health Authority, being one of the first of 12 hospitals to install a new computer radiography system JANUARY 2009 • A long deep freeze followed by heavy snowfall and heavy rain has highway workers on high alert, as avalanche technicians out of Hope close the Hope Princeton Highway between Sunshine Valley and Manning Park Lodge due to avalanche action in the Skagit Bluffs area • Fraser Canyon Hospital celebrates its 50th anniversary • A dozen members of the Russian World Cup mogal team spend the better part of two weeks at Manning Park, polishing their techniques for a World Cup event in Quebec • Council moves ahead on a loan of $1.8 million to cover repairs to the leaking aquatic centre, a new roof for the hockey arena, and four long-awaited new changing rooms • Hope Fire Department turns up evidence of arson in a fire at the Riveria Motel on Silver Skagit Road • The Hope Region - Spirit of BC Community Committee and their community partners host Spirit Week to mark the official one-year countdown to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

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Youth basketball program is back this spring Barry Stewart Hope Standard

Kids from Grades 4 to 7 will have a great opportunity to build their basketball skills this spring, with the coming of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball Program. In its first year in 2013, the program attracted 30 boys and girls from Grades 5 to 7. This year, coordinator Jeff Kuhn hopes to double that, by building on last year’s experience — and by including Grade 4 students. The senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church is also the head coach of the Hope Secondary girls’ senior team and he’s excited about helping young players develop good fundamentals. “Our Grade 8 girls are a stronger team this year because they were in the Steve Nash program,” said Kuhn on Tuesday. “You can see the difference already.” With the extra grade added, two divisions will be formed… depending on registration numbers. The Grade 4-5s would practice at Coquihalla Elementary on Mondays and Thursdays, while the Grade 6-7s would practice at HSS. Registration permitting, both divisions would have girls’ and boys’ leagues, running from 6-7 and 7-8 p.m. respectively, said Kuhn. Plans are set for a March 31 kick-off — but before that, there will be a coaching session on March 3, led by Mike and Allison McNeil. “There are not a lot of communities that have the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball coaches come to do a workshop,” said Kuhn. Allison was head coach at the London Olympics and her husband Mike was an assistant. “Kind of a funny story… they met for the first time, years ago, in the Hope gym when they were here for a big coaching conference,” added Kuhn. Another local connection: Allison’s dad, Alvin Towriss, is a long-time resident of Hope. In addition to the McNeill’s coaching tips, Kuhn is looking forward to the help of newcomers Dave and Christie Ann Isbister, who moved to Hope after last years program was over. “Christie Ann was the head


Jeff Kuhn, basketball coach and senior pastor at Grace Baptist Church, hopes to see lots of Grade 4 and 5 students come out for the Steve Nash league this spring. In its inaugural season last year, 30 Grade 5-6-7 students registered and Kuhn hopes to double that number this year. Registration begins on Feb. 10 and the league kicks off on March 31.

coach of the Canadian Mennonite University women’s team,” said Kuhn. “If I ever made a video on good basketball fundamentals, I would use her in it. She’s the best. “Our senior teams still make mistakes on skills they should have learned at the Grade 5-67 age,” said Kuhn. “Footwork, shooting form, dribbling with your head up… so we’re spending a lot of time practicing fundamentals.” To get the skills hammered

home at an earlier age, Kuhn plans to get size five basketballs for the Grade 4-5 players. These would be about the size of a regulation soccer ball, making them easier for the smaller hands to work with. An added bonus: the smaller ball has more room to get through the regulation hoop. “I’m applying for a grant to help buy the basketballs for that group,” explained Kuhn. “They’ll also have the hand shapes printed on them, for hand positions while shooting.

“We’re applying for that grant — but if local businesses or individuals want to sponsor or donate to the program, we would love to talk with them.” Kuhn is also applying for a grant that would help defray half of the registration cost for up to 20 players. The full $60 fee covers 16 sessions, including nine practices and seven games. Players also get a Steve Nash reversible jersey, a drawstring bag, a basketball, a Basketball BC membership card

Winter Programs Valentine Pool Party Saturday February 8 5:00pm-8:00pm

Tai Chi

Tuesdays & Thursdays February 11- March 6 9:00am-10:15am

Fit Kids

Thursdays February 13-March 6 4:00pm-4:30pm


Pre & Post Natal Conditioning February 14 to March 14

and liability insurance coverage. Registration will open on Feb. 10. People can pick up and drop off registration forms/payment at Silver Creek Elementary, CE Barry Middle School, or Coquihalla Elementary. They can also download registration forms from the Facebook page: groups/HopeSNYB/ Kuhn can be reached at 604869-1349, or by e-mail at jeff@

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Thurs., Feb. 6, 7:00 pm Council Chambers

CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198

Tax increases, Jobs, Garbage, Budget

BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587

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REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696

Quality Assurance Course for Health Canada’s COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM. February 22 & 23 Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: or 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.

RENTALS ......................................703-757 AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862

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Celebration of Life for


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.


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.


Sat., Feb. 1st 3 to 6 pm at the Hope Golf Club. Bring your smiles, memories and stories.


Joseph Rocca We wish to express our sincere thanks to all of our family and friends who helped us in our time of need. We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Nanton and all the nurses of the Fraser Canyon Hospital for their warm and loving care they provided to Joe. A special thank you to the Pallbearers, Michael Talarico, David Talarico, John Talarico, Tony Pellegrino, Lui Bettencourt and Ray Zervini, and to the Honorary Pallbearers Luigi Talarico and Duncan Pelley. The Rocca Family





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June 1, 1934 January 22, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barb Fietz after a courageous battle with cancer. Barb was born in Sylvan lake Alberta on June 1, 1934 to Nels and Mabel Bergstrom. She married Sid Fietz on Oct 11, 1952 in Hope, BC. Barb was a great crafter and especially loved to knit and crochet. She also liked to read and was an avid bowler for many years. She was an animal lover and had many special pets over the years. Barb is survived by Sid, her husband of 61 years, her son Warren (Diane), her daughter Debbie (Rueben), her grandchildren: Wes, Andrew, Megan, Brad, Rachel and Kyle, her brother Bernie and sister Lil as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Daryl in 1991. A special thanks goes out to Dr. Greggain, Dr. Christie, and the wonderful and caring nurses at Fraser Canyon Hospital. As per Barb’s wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the S.P.C.A. or a charity of your choice.




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The Agassiz Harrison Observer, one of BC’s leading community newspapers, has an immediate opening for an Advertising Coordinator. This junior position is part-time, 30 hours per week, located at the Observer office in Agassiz.


The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets selling advertising in special features and classifieds sections. The position is also responsible for administrative duties including reception, walk-in inquiries and processing advertisements booked by the advertising department.

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This position is a perfect introduction into the media and advertising industry and while sales and office experience is an asset, it is not a requirement.


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Shxw’owhamel First Nation is seeking a qualified Band Administrator. The position is responsible for having management of the finances, administration, human resources and service delivery programs. For a complete list of duties & responsibilities, qualifications and application please see our website: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Please submit your resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday February 14 to or drop off in person to 7167 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz. No phone calls please. We appreciate all those that apply, however only those who receive an interview will be contacted.

GPRC, Fairview Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website at 01/14F_AAC31


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The family of Syd Hambly would like to send our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital and Home Health for the genuine care and compassion that was extended to us during Syd’s last week. Thanks also go the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society, without that wing we would not have been able to stay together as a family and enjoy what time we had. We would also like to thank Lloyd Forman for MC’ing the Celebration of Life, Steve Clark for providing the sound system, Cameon Boucher, Cheryl & Betty Davidson and Nick Clelland for assisting the family in preparing the hall, Cathy & Ian Harry, Canyon Lanes for the props, Patricia Davison for the outstanding job done on the memorial cards. Very special thanks to Marg Hendrickson for organizing and preparing the luncheon along with Linda & Tamara Campbell and Nora Jacobs . Thank you to everyone that had brought desserts and celebrated Syd’s life with us.

But they don’t have to be. 11/13W_SN14


IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of our dear Husband and Father

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.

Advertise across the Lower Mainland in the 18 best-read community newspapers and 1 daily. ON THE WEB:

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Richard Webster 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.

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NORTHERN VANCOUVER island scaling company is seeking Coastal Log Scalers for camp/local positions. KLM Inventory Ltd. is based out of Port McNeill, BC. KLM will accept candidates who have just recently acquired their scaling license; the company will provide training. Competitive wages, plus full benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email If you require any additional information please call Jamie MacGregor at 250-230-0025.

needed for several clients living between Yale and Seabird Island area. Must be able to do housekeeping and meals. A reliable vehicle is necessary. Please visit for a full posting. To apply email your cover letter and resume Closing date is Jan. 31, 2014. Only applicants invited to an interview will be contacted.




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Don’t panic about the list of responsibilities, we are willing to train for every aspect of this job. If you have a positive attitude, enjoy learning and love people, this job will be both fun and challenging. Experience in the food service industry is an asset.

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DAVE’S PLUMBING, licensed, insured, gas fitter, for all your plumbing needs. Call (604)869-4566 #1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d/Ins. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423 BLUE’S PLUMBING, got the plumbing blues? Call (604)750-0159



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Hells Gate Airtram is looking for help to run Simon’s Café This is a working supervisor position. Responsibilities include: • Maintaining a food safe environment. • Leading a team of three to six staff. • Promoting positive guest interaction. • Organizing food purchases. • Improving daily sales through innovative programs. • Training • Scheduling


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B.C. Rentals is seeking an experienced mechanic to service and maintain a wide range of equip. based at our Richmond Group Operations Centre. We Offer An Excellent Remuneration & Benefits Package - Medical/Dental, Life Insurance & Pension Plan.



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Thursday, January 30, 2014, Hope Standard A19 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS








CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

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The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is renewing its approval under the Integrated Pest Management Act for activities, including the use of pesticides, involved in its Nuisance Mosquito Control Program. These activities are conducted under the guidance of a Pest Management Plan (PMP), which is being developed by the FVRD for the 20142019 mosquito seasons. The majority of nuisance mosquitoes in the FVRD breed along the banks of the Fraser River and its tributaries where seasonal flooding and seepage results in substantial mosquito breeding habitat particularly in years of high river levels. Standing waters within the FVRD that are prone to seasonal flooding will be treated between May – July using bacterial larvicides with the active ingredients Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) or Bacillus sphaericus (Bsph). Both Bti (trade names Aquabac 200G, Vectobac 200G, or Vectobac 1200L) and Bsph (trade name Vectolex CG) are registered for use in Canada, are target specific to nuisance mosquito larvae, are non-toxic, and are environmentally safe. These proposed pesticides will be applied by either hand or by helicopter to mosquito larvae development sites on nonprivate lands or on owner-approved private lands throughout the FVRD. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the PMP, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address below within 30 days of the publication of this notice. Also, within 30 days, a person wishing to review the application or provide comments, may do so by contacting the person below. Stacey Barker Manager, Environmental Services Fraser Valley Regional District 45950 Cheam Avenue Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6 1-800-528-0061 |

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MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES, born Dec 11th. M&F. unique smooth coat silver dapple and black & tan piebald. Raised by 12 yr old girl in 4H dog obediance. Well socialized. 1st shots & dewormed. $800/ea (will go toward education fund) Call: 604820-4827 (Mission).


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WOOD PELLETS $4.30 / 40lb bag when purchasing a pallet, or $5.10 / 40lb bag individually

Call 604-869-9952 or 604-819-3593 20305 Flood Road, Hope






1997 CHEVY CAVALIER, low km’s, runs excellent, 4 dr, 5 sp., new tires, $1000. Call (604)867-9151



The Scrapper

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855


WANTED TO RENT 2 bedroom home, detached property with yard, out of downtown Hope core. Call Mark at Free Rein 604-869-2279





2004 FORD FREESTAR SPORT Extended Van. Loaded. Just $3250. Air Cared.


Excellent Condition.


HOPE, Commercial office space in centre of town, suitable for studio, business, health care, pet care, etc. Call 1-604-267-7473 or cell 1-604250-6339

PUBLIC NOTICE WAS GIVEN May 12, 2005. In accordance with Section 94 of the Community Charter, Council hereby served notice that Removal of Dedication Bylaw 2005, No. 1174 for a portion of Fraser Avenue in accordance with the plans prepared by George Baerg, B.C.L.S., dated the 5th day of March 2003 and registered under Plan KAP 75474 (excerpt shown below) had been given the appropriate readings by Council.


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


HOPE, 2 bdrm apt., adult oriented complex, 4 appliances, newly reno’d, electric heat, N/S, N/P. (604)869-9402 or 604-869-1432

This disposition initiative was not completed as originally planned but is now finally being undertaken. In the interest of complete transparency, the Council of the District of Hope are again giving public notice.



HOPE, 3-storey 1500 sq ft townhouse, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bathroom, double driveway, 4 appliances, N/S, N/P, $810/mon. 604-526-7478

604-869-1212 or 604-869-2139



HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. Call (604)869-5244


Adult complex, fridge, stove, N/P, drapes, laundry facilities. Ref’s req’d.


HOPE, 21366 Lakeview Crescent - 2 bedroom scenic suite for rent near Kawkawa Lake. $1000 plus % utilities. 2 bathroom, extended kitchen area, 1400 sq ft. garage, 10x12 rear shed, sandbox, lots of space for kids to play, firepit, N/S, N/P, refs req. Avail Feb. 1 (604)999-9894 or for info.

WE’RE ON THE WEB Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231




HOPE, MALE to share house in Silver Creek area, $400/month. Call 1 (604)525-1883

CHEST OF DRAWERS, 6 ft, white with mirror. $60. Call (604)8697028 LARGE RECLINER Easy Chair, beige, nearly new. $75 obo. Call (604)869-7028


HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION New modular on 1/2 acre lot in Hope. $6250 down, $617/mo P.I., and $650/mo pad rent. (604)830-1960






HOPE 2 vacant pads for rent in senior’s community. Gordon 604-240-3464

YALE, 2 bdrm, 1 bathroom house, hobby room, workshop, big fenced yard, steps to the Fraser River. 2 reliable long-term tenants. DD and ref’s req. $730/mo. Avail. Feb. 1st. Call (604)863-2301

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


HOPE 2 bedroom mobile homes for sale or rent in seniors community. Call Gordon 604-240-3464

MALE POMERANIAN registered, micro-chipped, all health records, video avail. $995. 604-353-8750 MALE WESTIE. Top of the line pup. Registered, email for more info. Video avail. $995. 604-353-8750



DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408.


2000 DODGE NEON 4 door, auto, sedan, Aircared, low kms. ST#467. $2,500. 1996 HONDA ACCORD 4 dr, sedan, loaded ST#478 $2,900. 1999 HONDA ACCORD 2 dr. auto, leather, black. ST#515 Only this week. $2,900. 1997 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, Aircared, loaded, ST#506 $3,495. 2002 HONDA ACCORD 4 dr, fully loaded, lthr, Aircared, ST #516. Only this week! $3,900. 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, ST#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.

TRUCKS 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.

32055 Cedar Lane Abbotsford, BC DL#31038

Financing Available

AND FURTHER, in accordance Section 26(3) of the Community Charter, the District of Hope intends to dispose of a portion of the Highway, comprising of approximately 1120m2 of land for the condition of sale and immediate consolidation to the adjacent properties and owner, Gardner Motors Ltd. to resolve a land administration for the consideration of the sum of $20,000, the value which has been approved by Council.


John Fortoloczky, Chief Administrative Officer 325 Wallace Street District of Hope PO Box 609 Phone 604-869-5671 Hope, BC V0X 1L0 01/14H_DOH23

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*Limited time lease offer based on a new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX. #2.99% lease APR for 60 months O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $87.64. Down payment of $0.00, frst bi-weekly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $11,393.20. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometer. ΩLimited time lease offer based on a new 2014 Accord LX model CR2E3EE. ¥3.99% lease APR for 60 months O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $146.11. Downpayment of $0.00, frst bi-weekly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $18,994.30. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometer. £Limited time lease offer based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX.€2.49% lease APR for 60 months O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $82.64. Downpayment of $0.00, frst bi-weekly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,743.20. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometer. **MSRP is $17,185 / $25,685/ $16,130 including freight and PDI of $1,495 / $1,695 / $1,495 based on a new a 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX / 2014 Accord LX model CR2E3EE / 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX. PPSA, license, insurance, taxes, and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. ¥/£/€/Ω/#/* Prices and/or payments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $30.31 and lien registering agent’s fee of $5.25, which are both due at time of delivery. #/*/Ω/€/¥/£/** Offers valid from January 3rd through January 31st, 2014 at participating Honda retailers. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit or see your Honda retailer for full details.

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January 30, 2014 edition of the Hope Standard