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Changes to how veterans can access services have come under fire over the last week, after several offices were closed across the country and responsibility shifted into the hands of Service Canada workers. Veterans across the country protested as eight Veterans Affairs offices were closed, including those in Kelowna and Prince George. By this Monday, all NDP, Liberals and independent members of parliament were calling for them to be reopened. They also urged the Harper government to immediately address

the mental health crisis facing administrative change,” he said, and Canadian soldiers and veterans by services that were once available hiring appropriate mental in those VAC offices health professionals, and will now be available in to prioritize and conclude Service Canada offices. more than 50 military In many cases, the offices suicide inquiries. were housed in the same That vote failed, with building. all Conservative MPs This shift adds up to little voting against it, including change for the veterans Chilliwack Fraser Canyon in the Fraser Valley, who MP Mark Strahl. will still have to travel STRAHL In a phone interview from to Vancouver to visit Ottawa on Tuesday, Strahl the closest VAC office. said the changes to Veterans Affairs However, in the same restructuring, operations are misunderstood. more than 600 Service Canada “We think this is largely an offices will now be equipped to

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help veterans with their paperwork, accessing services, internet support, and other administrative duties. That service will be available at the downtown Chilliwack Service Canada office by this week, Strahl said. Likewise, he assured that Veterans Affairs case workers and registered nurses will continue to be available to veterans who are unable to travel to a VAC or Service Canada location. “That service will not change,” he said. Despite these assurances, many see the changes as a slow disarming Continued on 3

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Veteran Bernie McNicholl speaks to Air Cadets from 147 Airwolf Squadron in Chilliwack in December. McNicholl enjoys sharing stories of the conflicts to which he had been deployed in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Army.

PTSD a common issue of Veterans Affairs. Chilliwack veteran Bernie McNicholl is among them. He feels sympathetic for those veterans across the country who are now without their familiar offices, and for those who already have to travel great distances to access services. There are many services available online, but he knows that many veterans don't even own a computer. While McNicholl has a bad knee from his time in service, he's thankful to be able to walk and get around to appointments. He often can be found sharing his stories with today's youth, talking about his time as a rear gunner on 38 missions with the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as time spent in the Canadian Army, operating tanks in the Gaza Strip. McNicholl's father was a First World War vet, and he has two sons that served in recent conflicts – one of whom came home from Afghanistan needing two hearing aids. They are a proud military family, and both McNicholl and his wife Pat enjoy discussing history, the politics of war, and the effects on soldiers. When a soldier showed signs of 'weakness' in the First World War, McNicholl said, they weren't offered mental health services like they are today. Post traumatic stress disorder wasn't understood, and neither were the nightmares, sweats, aggression,

anxiety and depression that are now known as symptoms of the disorder. The 'lucky' ones were tossed out of the military, dishonourably discharged. Ranks were stripped and medals rescinded, and they received a new label – LMF. “Lack of Moral Fibre is what they called it,” McNicholl said. Then there were those who weren't so lucky. More than 300 soldiers were executed by the British government, only to be pardoned posthumously in 2006. Some were as young as 17, and were court martialed for "cowardice." PTSD, depression and soldier suicide are becoming more understood in this century, when compared to the horrors of the First and Second World Wars. By contrast, today there are nearly 400 mental health professionals working within the Canadian Forces – a number that Strahl agreed isn't even enough to handle the workload, despite being the highest ratio of mental health workers to soldiers among the NATO allies. “We are simply the best when it comes to providing mental health care,” he said. But PTSD is unavoidable, he adds, and soldiers are still coming home with severe mental health issues. Something as benign as seeing a man wearing a backpack could trigger PTSD in a soldier coming home from conflicts where suicide bombings

are common. The number of unresolved soldier suicides is sitting at about 50, and over the past two months alone at least seven Canadian soldiers are reported to have committed suicide. “The thing with PTSD is that there are different triggers for everybody,” Strahl said. “You may have 200 people on a frigate, and one person will go on with life and think nothing of what they encountered, and someone else will have PTSD.” While we've come a long way in understanding mental health, Strahl said the gap in mental health services is Canadawide. While health services are generally a provincial issue, military services are federally funded. "We have a system that is top of the class when it comes to our allies," he said. "But we are working to do more. We would love to have more professionals to serve our soldiers, they are in short supply." You can't compel a mental health professional to join the military, he said, but "they are trying to hire more." He added that our society's attitude needs to continue to change, and encourage all people to seek out help when they need it. "We've just had the Bell Let's Talk day, and we've had the Defeat Depression walks in Agassiz and Continued on 4

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Agassiz’s young sons had died after a workplace injury rocked the small town. Dallas Hardy was a 19-year-old with hopes and dreams of leaving here to explore the great outdoors. Hardy was a young man who learned how to fish and hunt, and then donated his first kill to local First Nation elders. He knew almost everyone in town, and could lighten up a room with a flash of his handsome smile. He was also the only son of Chris and Tamie Hardy. Three years after their son was fatally injured at work, the Hardys have so many questions that still need answering. He was one of 59 B.C. workers who died due to workplace injuries in 2011.

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Worksafe would consider Hardy a young worker, being between the ages of 15 and 24. This category of worker is the most susceptible to serious injury. According to a Worksafe fact sheet, 55 per cent of all serious injuries occur during the first six months of employment. Those are injuries like amputations, head and spinal cord injuries. The year before that, more than 6,300 young workers were injured on the job, and two were killed. Dallas Hardy was working at Rimex in Agassiz when his coveralls were caught by a radial drill he was operating. He was pulled by the machine, and died from his injuries. In 2012, Worksafe BC released a report that stated “the firm failed to arrange the work area in a way that allowed the worker to operate the drill safely. It also failed to adequately safeguard its equipment and effectively train and supervise its workers.”

Rimex was handed a $71,431.86 fine for its role in the workplace death. The company did not follow through with the appeal process. However, that fine does not bring back the Hardy’s son. And because they weren’t listed as dependents, they never received any compensation for their loss. “Worksafe failed us,” Chris Hardy said earlier this week. “We pay the price, and Worksafe gets paid the fine.” He feels it is Worksafe’s job to make sure job sites are safe prior to any work taking place. “By allowing them to operate without being inspected first, they’re allowing this to happen,” he said. “It raises a lot of questions.” Worksafe fines employers heavily for repeated or serious violations. In 2011, the amounts levied against employers ranged from $700 to $250,000. Jeff Dolan, director of investigations for WorkSafeBC, said “an employer is not penalized if they have taken all reasonable steps to

prevent risks to their workers.” But while children and spouses are given benefits for their lost loved ones, parents are not. Hardy said a settlement would have helped “ease the pain and loss” by allowing them more time to grieve, as well as assisting with the costs of laying their son to rest. In total, that tallied up to more than $15,000. More than 600 people attended to mourn the 19-year-old. The community stepped in to raise funds for the couple,

but they received nothing from Worksafe. “I don’t know who made these rules,” Tamie Hardy said. “His estate should be awarded a settlement.

“We pay the price, and Worksafe gets paid the fine.” Chris Hardy “I feel like I’ve been robbed.” Worksafe released the incident investigation report (IRR) to The Observer upon request. It states that

Hardy’s lack of experience on the machinery he was operating was a factor in the incident. It stated that the work procedures in place at the time of the incident were inadequate to effectively train or instruct workers in the safe use of the radial drilling machines. It was also found that the lighting was inadequate, and that Hardy was intoxicated while working. “He was a regular pot smoker, and Chris and I knew that,” his mom said. “He wasn’t a bad kid. We knew he

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their safety on the job. Their son had only been 19 for one month, was working at a great-paying job, and had the world ahead of him, they said. “Dallas was everything to us,” Tamie said. “We poured all our love and everything into him.” Even though three years has passed, they are still reeling from the loss. “There has been no justice for Dallas,” Tamie said in 2012. And nothing has changed for them in the years since. news@ahobserver.com

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Do you see Veterans Affairs office closures as a lack of support for the military?

Post traumatic stress disorder is not going away. There is no magic cure. There is no preventative measure. Each and every human being is susceptible to it, given enough exposure to stressful, life-endangering moments. It's part of what makes us human. The only way to prevent PTSD would be to isolate ourselves completely. To never place ourselves at risk. To never visit war-torn countries. To never face death, and then survive. An impossible task, to say the least. What we need to do is arm ourselves with knowledge, and temper ourselves with acceptance. We need to know the signs of PTSD, and other mental health disorders, and be able to identify them in our friends, family, and neighbours, even if we can't pinpoint them in ourselves. We need to look out for each in ways that are somewhat new to us. In the First World War, soldiers were killed by their countrymen for what was seen as a deficiency in character. It was less than 20 years ago when that crime was finally repaired, at least on paper. (See story, front page.) In those days, it was thought that having a psychiatrist close to the front lines would encourage men to be soft. It seems unlikely we should ever fall so far again, but we are still lifting ourselves up. Let's keep on that same course. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health issue, speak up and ask for help. Talk to your doctor, or visit www.mentalhealthcanada.com.

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Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – There are two reasons why the B.C. government must appeal the latest court ruling that damns its conduct, assesses damages of $2 million plus lawyer bills and appears to hand the B.C. Teachers’ Federation the keys to the treasury. The first is practical politics. The legislature reopens Feb. 11, ironically right after Family Day. An appeal will give rookie Education Minister Peter Fassbender the cover he will need during the daily 30 minutes of sniper fire that is Question Period. Rise. “It’s before the courts, Madam Speaker.” Sit. Even the trigger-happy Premier Christy Clark will be staying in her trench, after the bleeding wound she received from Justice

Susan Griffin last week. The second reason is practical economics. The 2014 budget has gone to press. Government lawyers told the court that retroactively returning to 2001 classroom rules could cost $500 million, an estimate Griffin dismissed as “speculative.” It could include compensation to retired teachers for earnings they gave up. This retroactive lump would be on top of the ongoing costs, running to hundreds of millions more as 60 school districts try to reassemble the world of 2002. This union victory began when the Supreme Court of Canada invented a constitutional right to collective bargaining in 2007, based on “freedom of association” in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The BCTF is piggy-backing on that landmark decision, in favour of the Hospital Employees’ Union, after Gordon Campbell ran

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“No government, B.C. Liberal, NDP or Green Party, can let its unions control their own payroll” would be calm had the NDP won the 2013 election, allow me to put that to rest. NDP leader Adrian Dix took to his Facebook page a couple of days after last week’s ruling, joining calls for an apology from Clark. That would be for what Justice Griffin characterized as deliberately provoking a strike to build public support for the latest of a long line of settlements

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imposed on teachers. Within minutes, Dix received this caustic response from Tara Ehrcke, president of the Greater Victoria teachers’ union. “But where was the NDP during the election campaign?” Ehrcke asked Dix. “You committed a measly $100 million – a third of what it will take to restore class sizes and less than the [NDP] platform in 2009, and only pocket change more than the Liberals’ Learning Improvement Fund of $75 million.” Note the mindset of this prominent member of the radical fringe that controls the BCTF. “A measly $100 million.” An extra $25 million? “Pocket change.” This is the same union boss who demanded that hundreds of teachers be hired this week, so reorganizing current classes in the middle of the school year to make them smaller by one or two students. Parents and students would OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

endure yet another major disruption of the public school system. And who needs an increase in rural ambulance service or drug and alcohol treatment for street kids. Let’s get those teacherlibrarians back in schools, and slightly reduce class sizes to offset declining enrolment! No government, B.C. Liberal, NDP or Green Party, can let its unions control their own payroll, just as no private company can. That goes double for this union, which had its own obvious role in provoking an illegal strike in 2012. It made outrageous benefit demands and cancelled extracurriculars for months before it even specified its wage demand. Bargaining, if you can call it that, resumes this week. Both sides need to cease fire. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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More to the Agassiz drainage story According to an article published in the Observer last week (Agassiz farmer outlines water woes, Jan. 30), ditch maintenance in the District of Kent "has slowed right down." Yet, the number of kilometres of ditch clearing permitted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the provincial agency increased from 4.8 km in 2008 to 20 km in 2012. The only maintenance request denied in 2013 was at the lower end of the McCallum, where it enters Mountain Slough. This area is the primary spawning area in the entire Mountain Slough watershed for salmon, trout, Salish sucker and other fish, depending on the time of year. At the mouth of the McCallum there is also habitat for Oregon Spotted

Frog. Done properly, a project to widen the lower McCallum could benefit drainage, fish and frogs. Discussions with landowners have occurred and I can only hope that an agreement will be reached to allow such a project to occur. I recognize that McCallum Ditch provides critical drainage to farmland, but that is not its sole purpose or value. In fact, despite its accepted name, McCallum Ditch is, and always has been a salmon stream. Coho salmon along with cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and the endangered Salish sucker are found to its uppermost reaches east of Highway 9. Its channel is clearly shown on a 1905 map as existing prior to any farming in the area (published in

the Observer in February 2011). As for why the lower McCallum system is “not performing well�, there is likely a combination of factors, including: 1. Invasive species, especially reed canary grass, which quickly grow back after removal from ditches, fueled by sunlight nutrient-rich sediment, and over-application of manure. 2. The removal of woody shrubs and trees, and with them the shade that keeps invasive plant species in check. 3. More sediment in the ditches, as former pastures are converted to corn, berries and other crops that expose more soil to erosion. 4. The narrowing of the main channel of McCallum by infilling by

a landowner. 5. Infilling of wetlands and seasonal ditches by landowners. This reduces the capacity of the entire system. 6. Gravel mining on the surrounding hillsides, which reduces the “filtering effect� of gravel deposits and allows water

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Accept the court ruling Ms. Clark In 2002, then Liberal Education Minister Christy Clark introduced legislation that increased class size, decreased the number of specialist support teachers, and removed limits on the number of special needs students in a class. When the BC Teachers’ Federation mounted a court challenge, the government’s actions were found to be unconstitutional. The Liberal’s response was to enact Bill 22 - a virtual copy of the previous legislation - which, not surprisingly, was found to be unconstitutional in a judgment handed down by Madam Justice Griffin just over a week ago. Over the last 12 years, the BC Liberals have played cynical political

games with taxpayers’ money. Rather than adequately fund our public education system, they have chosen to spend money on a twelve-year court battle, one that they have lost twice. What’s more, they are now considering an appeal. Had the Liberals chosen not to arrogantly flout the constitutional rights of its citizens, a generation of students would have received the public education they need. Let us hope that Ms. Clark changes her mind and accepts the court’s decision. It is, after all, the right thing for a government to do. Lynne Marvell, President Fraser-Cascade Teachers’ Association

for to flow more rapidly down to the flood plain. Hillside logging adds to the problem. Improved farm practices are far more likely to improve drainage than finger pointing at fish and regulators. Mike Pearson, PhD, RPBio, Agassiz

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The Chilliwack Stars advanced to the Fraser Valley Soccer Association finals with a 4-0 win over the Chilliwack Champions last Saturday. Agassiz players include Annalise Wilkinson and Miya Andrews, who play in the Chilliwack league over the winter.

The Crusaders Dragonboat team and the Harrison Paddle Sports Club are busy recruiting for their upcoming 2014 dragon boat season. The group dragon boats and outriggers on picturesque Harrison Lake. They are inviting everyone out for a few free paddle sessions, with no commitment needed. There is a low cost for adults to join, if they like it, and it’s free for juniors to join. Equipment is supplied for both adults and juniors. The junior dragon boating program is a fun way to stay active, and weekly practices are held on

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Oh My Darling will captivate with country charms highly entertaining. “Their onstage personalities complement each other brilliantly - for instance you have bass player Marie-Josée Dandeneau, with a high energy, playful vibe, while banjo player Allison de Groot is cool and steady,” states Hillhouse. Watching this foursome play, you feel like you’re walking into a room of best friends, interacting naturally and effortlessly. The wordless communication that happens between them is mesmerizing. They are sincere and earnest on stage, with a measure of good-natured humour thrown in. You can tell they love to entertain. Their passion for performing is a force of nature, winning the hearts of all who come to experience their energetic live show! Tickets for Oh My Darling are $22 and can be purchased at www. harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604-796-3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Avenue.

Andrew hits Agassiz stage child to cancer) on Dec. 1, 2012. He is playing anywhere and everywhere he can to support this album. Music has always been a huge part of Christopher’s life, but is wasn’t until a trip to Australia in 2008 where he spent the year busking his way around the country, that he realized his true passion for music. He later returned

home to join Pardon My Striptease (PMS) in 2009. His first gig with the band happened to be at Carnegie Hall in New York. It was with PMS that he wrote the song Pray (for LJ), which the band released in December of 2011. It became the most downloaded song in Canada, and catapulted to the Top 20 on Canada’s billboard charts,

raising $110,000 for BC Children’s Hospital, where his daughter, Lilee, spent endless hours battling cancer and eventually succumbed to this awful disease. Motivation and drive are no problem after all he has been through and Christopher is determined to make music his career. Tickets are available at Jimmy’s Pub. Andrew is taking the stage at 9 p.m.

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With a sweet name and even sweeter sound, Oh My Darling will be conjuring up the right mix of emotion and elation with their unique brand of country Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in the historic Harrison Memorial Hall. Their prairie roots, mixed with bluegrass, Appalachian old time, southern twang and Franco-folk, makes their style a melting pot of musical languages. Infused with dynamic vocals, brilliant clawhammer banjo, inspired fiddling and grooving bass, their music is sure to get your hips swinging, toes tapping and put your heart right into their hands. “It’s a tight band with strong instrumental skills and a delightful stage presence. They are genuinely nice warm people, a feeling that pervades their performance,” says Harrison Festival Artistic Director, Andy Hillhouse. This Winnipeg-based roots quartet has been topping the campus radio charts for some time and can be heard regularly

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Senior funding grant perfect timing for small village Harrison is ready to become an “age friendly” town I think I always knew that the future of our a remodeled Mennonite School in Cambridge, communities — Agassiz and Harrison Hot Ontario, which was situated close to a seniors’ Springs  —  is to become one of the foremost home with all kinds of activities to share.  The places to be considered for retirement in possibilities, I am sure, are endless, to find the Canada. But, while Agassiz has already arrived at right one for us, however, would be foremost on this destination, Harrison Hot springs is lagging my mind.  behind. The reason is very simple:  the population Luckily for any planner, many other ingredients of our village is still too small to cope for a happy retirement community are with the financial side of necessary already in place.  Where else can you additions or improvements.  And so, it go  floor curling  in the morning and was with great pleasure that I read of with a 15 minute car (or bus) ride walk the grant we received to help create a along the lake in the afternoon? Or, the plan towards a more “Old Age Friendly other way around, play cards or other Community”.  Only, my plan would games at the Memorial Hall in Harrison not only stop there, my plan would be Hot Springs and shop on Agassiz’ to create another top notch retirement Pioneer Avenue in the afternoon? And place for the ever growing segment of I have not even mentioned the 10-day RUTH ALTENDORF retired people in our nation.  summer festival Harrison Festival of If I would be a planner, it would Senior the Arts or the current filming of a be my “dream job” to be involved in Happenings TV series, Wayward Pines in Agassiz?  this endeavor.  Why?  Because of the Add to it leisurely car drives through possibilities that are already here. Where the countryside to Harrison Mills, for else can you find communities which are almost example, to Hope or Yale!  flat but surrounded by great vistas:  mountains, Very important, too, is the fact that our rivers, lakes and pristine countrysides? And yet, communities are not too far away from larger we have it all! Furthermore, the two communities medical centers and other amenities:  30 minutes compliment each other in many other ways and to Chilliwack, 45 to Abbotsford.  But, last not a good and safe transportation system makes it least, it surely is also the relatively unhurried all accessible. What Harrison Hot Springs really atmosphere and the friendly way people speak needs, in my opinion, is housing for senior to each other that make our communities so citizens who prefer to live on their own.  attractive. It could be something like Hazelnut Grove What more can I say to prove my case?  in Agassiz, or a high-rise apartment tower I After you have read this article, I am sure you have seen in Mississauga, Ontario, which was will agree that, yes, our two communities are designed for retired people only! I also have seen destined to be “Spots” to retire to!

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world. Mr. McCallum’s entry was used, and he later incorporated it as the thirteenth chapter of his book, titled Land of Heart’s Desire. • The First Agassiz Girl Guides welcomed Francis Marshall into the company at the regular meeting on Tuesday night. Marion Fraser was enrolled, and six of the senior girls received their second class badges. M a d a m e Commissioner Johanna Halliday presented the girls with their badges, and second or third year stars. Leslie Hicks and Michele Hope received first year stars. Refreshments were served after the meeting. • The regular meeting of the ladies of the OORP Lodge was held on Jan 22 with HRL Hazel Hayes in the chair. There were 13 members present. Officers absent were Diane Bourel, Lily Ezitis. Lorna Marochi, and

PHRL Helene Trudeau. • Hostesses for the next regular meeting to be held on Feb. 12 are Edna Kearsley, Florence Knutson, Ina Laughington, and Eileen Larsen. The annual official visit will be on Feb. 26. DDSHR Lady Jollies of Cloverdale will be attending, and members are urged to be present at the meeting. • Jack Theriault was appointed to organize swimming instruction classes for the Harrison Recreation Commission at a special meeting held on Tuesday night. • The” Local Yokels” have engaged the Memorial Hall for a Valentine’s Day dance on Feb. 14. The establishment of a stock car race track was discussed and the Village council will be asked to provide a bicycle rack, and a canopy at the Memorial Hall.


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is a spoilt and privileged abduction, rape and However, her attempts young woman, recently sexual slavery. to escape from those A writer who once arrived in Fort Victoria Despite the squalid who have imprisoned lived in Harrison Hot from England. She feels conditions and terrifying her, take her to the Springs has finished as though she has been circumstances, her depths of despair and writing a novel, and dropped off the edge imprisonment with unthinkable violence. The District of Kent requires to fill one (1) casual position of Senior Finance is offering it as a free of civilization. After a other women brings The e-book version is Clerk / Casual at the Municipal Hall. download. violent altercation with about many changes in available for download Under the direction of the Director of Financial Services, the key responsibilities Christine Power lived her father, she runs away. her attitudes and her life. for free Feb. 12-14. of this position include performing a variety of specialized accounting and in the area Her naivety clerical work at the District’s Office. in the 1970s, and obstinate Hope and District Minor Hockey and worked at nature lead Hours are on a casual on-call non-scheduled basis and could include evenings the Agassizaher into many would like to say THANK YOU or weekends. Harrison misadventures to the following sponsors who Advance, and when she is generously supported our recent Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of five (5) years direct ran a local caught up in BANTAM Tournament: municipal finance experience at a senior level. bookstore. the chaos and The job description is currently under review and may be viewed at http:// Now she lives unruliness of www.district.kent.bc.ca/dh-employment.html. Pay, benefits and hours are aboard a 70the gold rush.” Hope Drive In & Restaurant Ltd POWER in accordance with the Collective Agreement, CUPE Local 458. The 2013 hourly ft. narrow Along with Picasso Hair Design rate for the position is $29.04 plus thirteen (13%) percent in lieu of benefits. boat, cruising a diverse cast The Button Box the canals of of characters, Please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to the attention of: England. Her novel, including the predatory Bozzini’s Restaurant The Abduction of Emily black widow, Mrs. Beadifferent Ms. Judy Lewis, Director of Financial Services Byrne, is a her debut Angelica Thomas, District of Kent Cradleboard Designs into the writing world. Emily’s journey PO Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue She contacted the takes her through a Emory Creek Campground Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 Observer via email last spectacular wilderness Undine’s Retreat Day Spa Fax: (604) 796-8516 week, offering some by sternwheeler, background into her canoe, portaging and Email applications will not be accepted. own story, and the story horses. A town girl, Preferred candidates will be required to complete a criminal records check. of Emily Byrne. she endures the most The District would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only “In 1978, I was appalling experiences those selected for an interview will be contacted. diagnosed with cancer,” in the wilderness along she writes. “While the Harrison and in The closing date for this position is February 14, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. recovering from surgery, Port Douglas including in Richmond General Hospital and forced to face my mortality, I realized that the thing I would regret most was that I would not be able to return to Harrison.” She said she had many positive memories of the people and her time in the area, particularly the Scowlitz and Chehalis people. This was also where Power was BC Hydro’s contractor for the Interior to Lower Mainland first inspired to begin Transmission Project will be burning slash piles on BC Hydro’s Nicola writing, as a student of Lytton Merritt Pemberton Substation what was known then as right-of-way in the Fraser Valley Regional District and Districts the Fraser Valley College of Mission and Kent this winter. This work is planned for January, Whistler in Chilliwack. weather dependent, and may continue as needed through to the “However, time went end of March. by and I moved on but I never forgot the people The contractor has obtained the necessary provincial and Cheekye and the beauty of the municipal permits and will comply with all regulations. A key Substation Squamish Harrison area and had already BRITISH COLUMBIA Lake requirement is that the contractor does not conduct burning started putting my Pitt Meadows unless the venting index is “good”. This ensures proper air feelings into my writing,” Maple Ridge Yale Coquitlam she explains. “It has movement exists to minimize smoke impacts to people in the Harrison Hot Springs Meridian Hope taken much longer than vicinity of the burning. Substation I expected to complete Kent my novel. lthough Fraser River The 247 kilometre, 500 kilovolt transmission line currently under Mission Chilliwack Ingledow the story is fictional, Langley construction will expand the capacity of the system that brings Substation Abbotsford based on some of the Surrey power to businesses and homes in the Lower Mainland and ILM ROUTE stories that came out of Vancouver Island. 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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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and protect your right to compensation. 778.588.7049 Toll Free: 1.888.988.7052 Julie@LawyersWest.ca www.LawyersWest.ca

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COMING EVENTS

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

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TIMESHARE

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Lorne Gavin Scott

Anti-Aging Business Goldmine! Prime turn-key Routes available. Baby Boomers #1 Demand = $$$ $20k invest = $80k+ yearly, P/T. Call 888-900-8276 24/7

(Jan. 28, 1911 to Jan. 31, 2014)

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

LPN’S and CSW’s

Full and part time positions are needed to staff an Assisted Living Facility in Hpe BC. Resume can be emailed to: info@optima-living.com or fax to: 604-860-4701 SEEKING MOA for p/t position covering shifts in small clinic. Permanent p/t, f/t position available in July. Must have experience using EMR (OSCAR preferably). Some experience in medical office essential. Email resume & references to moa.resume@gmx.com

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EDUCATION

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HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

EDUCATION

FARM WORKERS

Farm labourer req’d in Agassiz. Duties include planting, growing & maintaining horticulture, heavy lifting req’d. email resume to: gill890@hotmail.com

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HELP WANTED

After celebrating his 103rd birthday, where he was the “life of the party” playing his harmonica and greeting everyone, our dear sweet Papa passed away peacefully in his sleep. Papa was our inspiration and an example of all that is good. He always had something nice to say and always enjoyed everyone’s company. Papa is predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Muriel (Greggie to most of us), his beloved daughters, Melba and Mona, their husbands Keith & Moe, Grandson-in-law Ron and many more family members whom Papa loved very much. Papa’s Six Grandchildren Judy (Roger), Dianne (Geoff ), Gwen (Al), Keith (Lorane), Maurice and Allen, his nine Great Grandchildren, his twelve Great Great Grandchildren and two Great Great Great Grandchildren will miss their Papa Scott very much and are thankful for the wonderful memories and special time they spent with him. We will aspire to make you proud Papa, we love you, we miss you and will always have you in our hearts. We would like to thank Papa’s extended family, neighbours, friends and the team of Home Support including the Dept. of Veteran Affairs who have supported Papa over the years. A special thank you to the Lower North Staff at the George Derby Centre and Dr. Moseley for taking such good care of our Papa and for always making him feel special.

It’s been three years, Three years of tears. We send our loving energy from the dawn of tomorrow to the sunset of forever. We love you till the end of time. Mom & Dad

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL/DENTAL

Fax resume & Drivers Abstract: 604-513-1194 or e-mail: jobs@westcoastmoulding.com

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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SIGN UP ONLINE! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Dallas Christopher Hardy

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

DRIVER (CLASS 5) / WAREHOUSE WORKER

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Growing Surrey building products company req. Driver / Warehouse Worker with clean BC driver’s license. Must be willing to work varied and/or extended hrs. Mon. – Fri. Leadership ability, positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with: EXCELLENT REMUNERATION & BENEFITS.

Sundays at 7pm at the Friendship House 7272 Morrow Rd. - Shaun Buckley and Jesse McFadden

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

bcclassified.com

As per Papa’s request: a Graveside gathering will be held at the Valley View Cemetery Agassiz B.C. on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 2 o’clock p.m.

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Job Posting: 13-050E

First Nation Support Worker RN’s Required Day/Evening Cheam Village & Glenwood Care, complex care facilites located in Agassiz, just 15 mins. east of Chilliwack has positions available. The RN provides leadership to the healthcare team where the focus is on the functional improvement of the older adult. Please fax your resume to 604.796.9186 or email: mwieringa@valleycare.info

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HOME STAY FAMILIES

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED. Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/NWT. Volunteering in your community. July/ August. www.nya.ca. 1-866-212-2307.

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at Agassiz Centre for Education, Harrison Hot Springs Elementary School and Kent Elementary School Hours:

Five hours per day / Four days per week Effective:         Immediately Hourly Rate:    $21.42 per hour Deadline:         February 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm (applications will not be considered after 2:00 pm)

Applications with full supporting documentation, including references to be forwarded to: Natalie Lowe-Zucchet Secretary-Treasurer School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) 650 Kawkawa Lake Road email: lbjorge@sd78.bc.ca Fax: 604-869-7400

HELP WANTED

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

Registered Resident Care Aides Required at Cheam Village, in Agassiz. If you are energetic, enthusiastic & enjoy working with older people please email your resume to mrayworth@valleycare.info or fax to 604 796-3844

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

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PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

HUB INS Claims $ 45K+ Bonus, clifftang@zealotsconsulting.com Email resume or 604-727-3141

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Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanic Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Req. immediately.

BENEFIT PACKAGE!

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ 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 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.

INDUSTRIAL OVERHEAD DOOR INSTALLER wanted in North Langley, we will train. Start between $14.00 - $16.00 per hour depending on construction experience. Well established company (1976) with benefit program. You only need hand tools we supply the rest. Apply to info@valmartdoors.com

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TREE SERVICES

AUTO FINANCING

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CARS & VANS

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

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ELECTRICAL

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ADORABLE PUPPIES -sm. breed & X’s. Vet Check, Deworm, Shots. $350+ Ready To Go (778)545-0311

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

MOVING & STORAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING 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

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

HELP WANTED

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

CHIHUAHUA’S - Reg’d microchipped, cert. of pedigree, health records, shots, dewormed, paper trained, $595. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

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. The ideal candidate must be motivated, energetic, outgoing and organized. Being able to work independently and part of a small dynamic award-winning team is essential. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. 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. The Agassiz Harrison Observer is a part of the Black Press group of newspapers. Please submit your resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday February 14 to ads@ahobserver.com 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.

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PLUMBING

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

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OPEN HOUSE

Maple Ridge, fully reno’d house approx 3000 sq.ft. 6 Bdrm. 3 bath. 2 bdrm. suite. Detached garage. Lrg. (.883 acre) corner lot. $599,000.

T-rahproperties.com Call: 604-250-9007

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

LABRADINGER (Lab/Springer X) pups, ready to go now, $500. Med size dogs. Call/text (604)845-3972

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

MALE POMERANIAN registered, micro-chipped, all health records, video avail. $795. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

AGASSIZ - Lrg. 2 bdrm on Lynwood. Newer flooring, heat & covered parking incl. Ph. 604-795-9953 or 604-796-3832 to inquire.

MALE WESTIE. Top of the line pup. Registered, email for more info. Video avail. $795. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

Agassiz. Woodside, 1 bdrm, patio, updated, handicap friendly, manager, $600/m. (604)535-5953

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Harrison Hot Springs, 1 bd, balcony, reno’d, furnished, across from lake, very bright, quiet, cable incl. n/s, n/p, $650. (604)853-4273 HARRISON HOT SPRINGS - 2 bdrm, 2 bath, waterfront condo N/S $850 Avail Mar 1 Ph 604-339-5781 HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated, $575 & $595/month includes utilities. Avail now. Call 604-8196422

FERTILIZERS

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

FURNITURE

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

FREE - Hunter green recliner chesterfield, excellent condition 604-796-2737

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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

SATURDAY & SUNDAY Feb. 8 & 9 / 1:00-4:00 21587-128th Ave. MR

FEMALE PEKINGESE top of the line pup, reg’d. Email for more info. Video avail. $795. 604-353-8750. charlesfoyers@gmail.com FEMALE YORKIE - Micro-chipped Reg’d, cert of pedigree, video avail. health records. $795. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

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

OPEN HOUSE

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

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On April 26, 2012, on Haig Highway in Agassiz, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Agassiz RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a 2008 Pontiac G5, BCLP: 881NTE, VIN: 1G2AL55F487223381, on or about 10:29 Hours, and $466.41 CAD and a Samsung cell phone, both between 10:25 and 10:29 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in/ obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada (CDSA) and was therefore offencerelated property pursuant to section 11 (Search, seizure and detention) of the CDSA. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1907, is subject to forfeiture

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

FAMILY RAISED Siamese X flame point kittens $120 & 1 grey & wht $40. To nice family only. 1-604-794-5972

SAMOYED PUPPIES Beautiful Healthy CKC reg’d show quality 8 weeks $1000 pjwarden@telus.net 250-335-3072

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CHIHUAHUA, male pup, 20 weeks old, $450 obo. Call 604-794-7347

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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.

REAL ESTATE

PETS

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

ANSWERS

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CANE CORSO MASTIFF pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet  $1000 Call 604-826-7634.

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February 6, 2014

PETS

WG DRYWALL. Renovations, repairs, and T-Bar ceiling. Call Walter, 604-997-9074

1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting $35hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)491-8607

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

Call 604-720-0931

Advertising Coordinator

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

Local & long distance Movers

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AUTO FINANCING

TRUCKS & VANS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES

removal done RIGHT!

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

HELP WANTED

810 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

TREE & STUMP

BROTHERS MOVING & DELIVERY

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000

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TRANSPORTATION

HEALTH PRODUCTS

Why Your Fat Friends Will HATE You When You Lose Weight! www.FatLossFAQ.com As Seen On TV, Risk-Free 60 Day. Toll-Free 1800-804-1381

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SAWMILLS from only $4,897 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

DRYWALL

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

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

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

2000 DODGE NEON 4 door, auto, sedan, Aircared, low kms. ST#467. $2,500. 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. 2003 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 dr, auto, Aircared, full load, ST# 517, $4,500. 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 CHEV MALIBU. 4 dr, auto, full load, black on black, ST# 520. $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.

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TO BE SOLD UNDER THE WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT: 1986 GMC Pickup VIN#2GTEK14N1G1504213 Owned by Christina Newman. The sale for the mentioned GMC Pickup will take place at: Pioneer Motors 1887 #9 Hwy, Agassiz, BC at 8:00 am on February 14, 2014


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February 06, 2014 edition of the Agassiz Observer