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Contractors may soon have an opportunity to bid on the repair work needed at the Hope Station House. Council will be voting on Jan. 26 whether to approve a contract for AdvantageHOPE to manage the project and initiate a RFP (request for proposals) process. However, the issue is already gaining mixed reactions at the council table. “I’d love to see it fixed but I don’t think the District of Hope can finance it,” said Coun. Bob Erickson during a discussion on the topic at Monday’s council meeting. “It’s a major overall.” Both Erickson and Coun. Heather Stewin are concerned about cost estimates multiplying and making a decision on the building’s future without getting more information. “The district is taking on a huge liability,” Erickson added. Councillors Donna Kropp and Dusty Smith support the RFP process in order to get more information on the cost of repairs. They would like to see the Station House’s heritage preserved and used in a capacity that benefits the community. Kropp pointed out that over the last several years, residents have expressed a desire to have a tourist information centre at the Station House. In order to do so, a building retrofit is needed. Coun. Gerry Dyble
also supports the RFP process in order to make an informed decision on the future use of the Station House. “The building is ours so no matter where we stand at this point in time,” she said. “We now must decide what we’re going to do with this piece of property, whether we tear it down or put money into it.” Mayor Wilfried Vicktor pointed out that there will have to be significant realignment of the entrance/exit of the site to accommodate trailers and RV’s. He suggested that aspect of the project be included in the RFP so that it doesn’t “dwarf costs.” Last November, the Station House Society officially turned over control and operation of the building to the District of Hope. The municipality signed a new lease with the provincial Transportation Finance Authority (TFA) and has since transferred utilities, undertaken emergency repairs to the heating system, and had the building insured and included in a routine maintenance schedule. The previous council has already decided to include $114,000 in the 2015 budget in order to undertake the estimated repairs/modifications required to use the building as a tourism centre and museum. However, chief administrative officer John Fortoloczky said that money won’t be spent without the current council’s approval. Continued on 2
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The community is rallying together to help a local family who lost all their belongings in a house fire last Friday. Donations of clothes, bedding, furniture and toys are currently being collected by Crystal Ann Sedore and Julia Smith for Niki Smith and her two young children, who luckily were’t home at the time. Dropoff locations are at 439 3rd Avenue in Hope and 63797 Beech Road in Silver Creek. An online fundraiser has also been launched at www.gofundme.com/jyqp0s When firefighters arrived at the home in the 19500 block of Silverhope Road last Friday at about 1:50 p.m., smoke was billowing from the roof and the electrical wires to the house were making noises, arching and sparking. “We made our attempts to ensure no one was in the house as best we could by knocking on doors and hollering,” said fire chief Tom DeSorcy, adding that two deceased cats were found. “The area of origin where we believe the fire began was in a back room in the basement. There was smoke and
Two studies have been conducted as to the level and cost of repairs that are likely required to ensure safe occupation and use of the Station House. The first is a report produced for the TFA which indicated up to $91,482 worth of repair costs with no change to the operational use of the Station House from the Society. The second report, which council directed staff to obtain, was from a structural engineer and identified certain structural, code, building envelope, and maintenance concerns. However, they were unable to estimate a cost to repair any deficiencies without a much more detailed (and costly) study involving the removal of siding. Fortoloczky said an RFP process avoids the district spending more funds on detailed engineer-
ing reports as proponents would conduct their own research and provide their own proposed engineering solutions with defined cost estimates. Tammy Shields, executive director of AdvantageHOPE, pointed out that the urgency to move forward quickly with this project is mainly to prevent duplication of spending. “We don’t want to see repairs go into the current location, only to move out in a short time,” she said after the meeting. “Operating costs are being incurred by the district while the building sits idle and without addressing the deficiencies, the condition will only continue to further deteriorate, increasing project expenses overall. Not to mention, the longer it sits there like that, the more people are greeted by the property in its current state.”
Shields believes the Station House project is important because the community only has one opportunity to make a first impression with visitors. A better first impression will have a positive impact on their behaviour here, she said, which leads to more economic benefit to the town. “The new, higher visibility location will mean that we can influence even more visitors to our community than at the present location, again very important to our town’s economy,” she added. “Without a viable plan for a community use in the building, we are at risk of losing a landmark building with historical importance to the community. The larger floor area allows for expanded scope of services available, more broadly serving the community and not just visitors.”
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Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park is still closed following the massive damage caused by last week’s snow and wind. The park was assaulted by the same storm that caused damage to power lines, roads, marinas and more throughout the Fraser Valley. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), which operates Cheam Lake Wetlands Park, closed it down Monday, Jan. 5 due to the safety concerns. “All our parks east of Chilliwack suffered some kind of damage,” explains FVRD communications manager Jennifer Kinneman. It took crews time to investigate the park, which, along with most others, needs cleanup of fallen branches, broken limbs and tree tops precariously perched above broken trunks. Within Cheam wetlands park, there was damage to approximately 30 per cent of the trees. Cleanup began on Tuesday, Jan. 6 and continues as of press time. Crews were on-site Friday, January 9 to show the damage and explain the process of cleanup. “We’ve never had, after one event, this much of a mess,” relates Gord Gadsen, FVRD
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Nigel Casson tops a birch tree on Jan. 9 at the Cheam Lake wetlands park above the popular viewing platform. In Hope, district crews are still cleaning up the debris in Memorial Park and around the community.
parks resource technician. He says all the branches need to be removed from the paths. Many of them will be run through the FVRD’s wood chipper and the chippings will be spread throughout the park. There are many trees that either need to be trimmed at the point of breaking or cut right down.
The small staff at FVRD have contracted some of the tree clean-up to contractors such as Nigel Casson from Top That Tree Services, based in Chilliwack. On-site Friday, Casson was observed putting on his climbing gear and essentially walking up the side of a giant birch tree beside the wetlands viewing platform. With
grips on his shoes and a cable around the tree, he clambered up roughly 30 to 40 feet, his chainsaw swinging at his side. Carefully assessing the broken tree first, Casson deftly used his chainsaw to bring down the top of the tree where the damage was severe. Gadsen explains that the felled tree top will be good for the beavers, who particularly enjoy birch trees. He then skillfully swung across to another tree where a smaller branch needed to come down. This process is continuing throughout the week. Kinneman urges locals to not go into the park until it is reopened. “The signs are there for a reason and the parks are closed for a reason,” says Kinneman. For information on when the Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park and other FVRD parks will be reopened, check out the FVRD website at www. fvrd.bc.ca Debris cleanup is also in effect along Highway 1, where crews have brought in a wood chipper to remove downed branches along the roadway. In Hope, district crews are still cleaning up the debris in Memorial Park and around the community. A cost estimate of the damage caused by the ice storm will take a couple weeks.
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that extra space will alleviate the space shortage at other facilities, but it remains to be seen if the new prison will allow the removal of tent-like temporary structures that have housed low-risk inmates at Kamloops and Fraser in recent years. The audit also questioned the availability and effectiveness of rehabilitation programs offered in B.C. prisons. The audit found that only one program, violence prevention, was evaluated and shown to reduce the likelihood of reoffending. The five core programs operated in B.C. provincial prisons are: â€˘ Respectful relationships, to help inmates understand and eliminate abusive behaviours â€˘ Substance abuse management, to reduce relapse and develop healthier lifestyles â€˘ Violence prevention, designed to reduce aggressive behaviour â€˘ Emotional management for women â€˘ Relationship skills for women Correctional centres also offer life skills, vocational, literacy and school extension programs. All programs are voluntary, and with an average sentenced stay of 71 days, some inmates arenâ€™t in custody long enough to complete studies even if they want to.
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cold sweats and anger. Even a car backfiring in a peaceful suburban neighbourhood can trigger flashbacks. And enough of these triggers can force the country’s strongest and bravest people to barricade themselves off from the world, their friends, and even their own spouses and children. But the tide may be turning, as post traumatic stress, depression and suicide are becoming better studied and less stigmatized. Talking about it really can help. And that’s really what the Wounded Warriors Weekend is all about. The organizing team is looking for partners to help make the weekend a success. The average cost to cater to each participant (including travel) is $2,500. Covering the costs for the partici-
pants eliminates any financial barriers, as many of the Wounded Warriors are no longer employed. “We strive to bring more awareness to the Wounded Warriors Weekend that works to promote the healing of damaged souls with the combination of nature, music, compassion and renewed support,” the organizers said. Between now and the August long weekend, they will be hosting numerous fundraising events and accepting donations. Any money in excess of what is needed for the weekend will be forwarded to next year’s committee. HOW TO HELP There are a few ways to help the organizing committee fundraise for the Wounded War-
riors Weekend. On Jan. 24, the Vedder Legion is holding a dinner by donation featuring pulled pork sandwiches. Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are also on sale for their Valentine’s Day dinner event, to be held on Feb. 14 at the Best Western. The dinner will feature comedian Bobby Henline and Elvis tribute artist Jeff Bodner, along with a silent and live auction. Tickets are $50 and can purchased from the Vedder Legion. To donate to the Wounded Warriors Weekend, purchase tickets, sponsor a participant, or nominate a ‘wounded warrior’ contact Jeff Bodner at 604316-7882 or visit www. woundedwarriorsweekend.org
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A massive event that has brought together veterans each summer for the past three years is coming to Chilliwack. The Wounded Warriors Weekend, taking place July 31 to Aug. 3, is expected to draw in 250 participants to share in some muchneeded relaxation, recreation and camaraderie. But more than anything, the weekend offers a chance for healing, and feeling a little less alone in the world. The focus in on those ‘wounded warriors’ who are dealing with the effects of post traumatic stress disorder. While the weekend first was started with war vets in mind, it now has grown to include a wide range of participants. RCMP members, members of the military, fire fighters, first responders and Corrections Canada employees are all welcome to take part in the activities of the weekend. “It’s a self healing weekend,” said organizer Bill Higdon. There are no counsellors at the ready, no overly structured plans to follow. But there will be plenty to do for those who come. Last year the event was held in Slave Lake, AB and the activities offered included golfing, fishing, a motorcycle rodeo, a large gala event, a dance and a wind up party. And none of it costs a dime to those participating. Everything from air travel from anywhere in country, to accommodations (at the Pacific Regional Training Centre’s Executive Hotel), to the recreation portion, meals and entertainment, are all offered free to those who attend. Post traumatic stress can be debilitating, and can lead to depression and suicide. There were a reported 178 Canadian soldier suicides between 2002 and 2014 — 20 more than the number of armed forces members killed in action. While the rate is in line with the general population, it’s believed the common link in many of those deaths is post traumatic stress disorder. Common complaints included excessive fears and anxiety, memories that won’t go away,
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Stand up to intolerance The execution of 10 journalists and two police officers by Islamist extremists in Paris last week has justifiably drawn international condemnation. It’s seen as not only an attack against a single news outlet, but an affront to a fundamental tenet of our democratic values: Freedom of expression. That the newspaper Charlie Hebdo can spark outrage is nothing new. It’s satirical attack on institutions on all sides of the political and religious spectrum has spared few. But anger is one thing. Murder is something else. According to media reports the journalists were singled out, identified by name and systematically shot. They are not the first journalists to die, of course. Last year 61 journalists were killed doing their job. In 2013 the number was 70. True, reporting from locations like a war zone can be a dangerous business. But of those killed last year, 27 were deliberately murdered. The motives vary. However, the underlying theme is the suppression of information and a desire to control the message. We can’t let that happen. We can’t let any individual or organization dictate through force the information we receive, whether it’s an in depth investigation, or a satirical cartoon. To be clear, freedom of expression is not absolute. There are limitations, (like the promotion of violence and the dissemination of hate). But that still leaves a lot of latitude. We live in a time when access to information has never been easier. We can find it online, have it delivered to our doorstep, or channeled to our living room. But behind that information are thousands of women and men striving to provide the details you need to form your own judgements about a complicated world. We can’t let the ignorance and intolerance of armed thugs – and those who support them – stand in our way. - Black Press
The battle for Kennewick Man
Tom Fletcher My Christmas reading included a fascinating new book called Kennewick Man, a study of skeletal remains discovered in 1996 on the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington. He was an ancient hunter buried just south of B.C. almost 9,000 years ago, in the Early Holocene period following the last Ice Age. Among the oldest humans found along the West Coast of North America, he sparked an unprecedented battle by the Smithsonian Institution to examine the skeleton and publish the book late last year. The most controversial evidence came from the skull. It doesn’t match the classic Mongoloid pro-
file of modern aboriginal people, key to the theory that the earliest humans reached North America by land bridge from Siberia to Alaska as glaciers receded. Smithsonian scientists confirmed initial reports that Kennewick Man is a closer match with early Polynesians, and the Ainu people who remain in Japan today. He lived until about age 40, surviving for years with a stone spear point stuck in his hip. The authors conclude from chemical analysis that “Kennewick Man could not have been a long-time resident of the area where he was found, but instead lived most of his adult life somewhere along the Northwest and North Pacific coast where marine mammals were readily available.” This suggests migration by sea, perhaps from a great distance. The U.S. Army seized the skeleton. The scientists sued and even-
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tually won the right to a brief examination. The court case exposed brutal and illegal actions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and federal departments to destroy the site and intimidate the scientists. U.S. law demanded all remains from before European settlement be repatriated for burial by local tribes, without examination. Umatilla tribe spokesman Armand Minthorn wrote in 1996: “We view this practice as desecration of the body and a violation of our most deeply-held religious beliefs. “From our oral histories, we know that our people have been part of this land since the beginning of time. We do not believe that our people migrated here from another continent, as the scientists do.” The head of the Society for American Archaeology tried to get the researchers to drop their
lawsuit, fearing it would interfere with fragile relationships with area tribes. The U.S. Justice Department warned the Smithsonian that lead scientist Douglas Owsley and others might be in criminal conflict of interest as federal employees suing the government. Even the White House weighed in against them. Meanwhile the skeleton was mishandled and later stored in substandard conditions at a Seattle museum, where it remains today. Parts of both femurs were lost, and scientists were falsely accused of taking them. They had been removed by tribal representatives and secretly buried. Kennewick Man was found as the army was in tense negotiations with tribes on salmon fishing rights on the Columbia, their demand for removal of dams, and the $100 billion cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site.
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The scientists finally won their case in 2004, with a ruling that the skeleton is so old there isn’t enough evidence to show it is related to the current tribes. The judge found the army repeatedly misled the court, and assessed the government $2.4 million in costs. The U.S. Army still controls the skeleton and denies requests for further study. The spear point, for example, could show the location where he was injured. One final irony. Analysis shows Kennewick Man ate mostly salmon in his later years, around 6300 BCE. These are the salmon runs wiped out by dams built by U.S. Army engineers before the signing of the Columbia River Treaty with B.C. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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National strategy needed for homelessness After attending Hope’s Monday night council meeting, I now understand why I may become the towns next homeless victim. It has also become clear why the town of Hope has already scheduled four consecutive budget increases for the next four years ahead. It is clear that homelessness/poverty has become a national emergency, brought on by mental illness, including trauma induced PTSD, and substance addiction. Since the federal governments of past and present refuse to deal with this countrywide dilemma, provincial and municipal governments, as well as do gooder charities, have decided to jump on the band wagon, and
make a meal out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the homeless or the mentally ill. In fact, I’ve been homeless myself, as well as suffering a lifetime from PTSD (no fault of mine). But for municipal governments to deal with homelessness and mental illness is beyond ridiculous. Not only do they not have the expertise, there is no possible way that we as a community can afford to annually increment our budgets, or do we have the resources to do so, for something that is totally outside our jurisdiction. It was obvious and laughable to watch the various proponents to scurry in and out of the room to avoid possible conflict of interest,
to maintain their glutinous greed on the pretext of helping out those who need our compassion and professional help, when the help they are providing only maintains the status quo, and keeps the proponents gainfully employed. From personal experience, I can assuredly attest that type of help would only keep me dependent on the system, and the proponents employed. It’s a never-ending expensive cycle with few real beneficiaries, other than the administrators. What took me away from homelessness, was somebody was kind enough to offer me a job. Homelessness is, or at least, should be a federal responsibility. What we need to
end homelessness in Canada, is a national strategy. It’s time we all put pressure on our federal government to pony up and do the right thing. If they can afford to subsidize the Alberta Tar Sands and major corporations, then they can afford to look after those in society who need the help most. A solution formula for homelessness would be education, a federal increment to corporate taxation, which is ridiculously low, a basic income plan, and a mental health strategy. To continue on the path we’re on of increasing municipal taxes will eventually drive us all there! Art Green
Our MP not comfortable answering questions I had a little chat with the MP for our area. Yes folks, I was allowed a whole half hour from his very, very busy schedule. I was told that’s the only time he can allow for me. I had four questions for him. Question No. 1: What is the expected timeline for government services? Our MP was stumped. He said it depends on the situation. Question No. 2: How come
$200 million over 50 years? Well he started to explain that it was a mistake and went on to explain that was supposed to be a hell of lot over a six year period. Question No. 3: I asked if I should believe the news media. He explained that his prime minister had corrected the $200 million over 50 years. I asked how I had not heard anything about it in the
news media. To that, I did not get any answer. Question No. 4: I asked him how come we don’t see him unless there is a photoop involved. He went on to explain how Mr. Atamanenko, an MP for B.C. Southern Interior, is having town meetings about three or four times a year in most of the towns in his riding. His answer was that his method gave him a
face-to-face meeting with his constituents. All through, he was going through my photo album where I keep my letters to the editor that I’ve got published over the years. While Mr. Strahl and I were talking, the fellow he introduced as his assistant was writing notes until the half hour was over and the assistant said the time was up.
In my opinion, I felt that Mr. Strahl did not feel comfortable answering any of my questions. As we were leaving his office, I asked him who pays his wages. He answered without batting an eye, the Canadian government. I said asked him if he was sure and he corrected himself and said, the taxpayers. Yukon Eric Holopainen
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MSP an unfair tax that hits poorest the hardest A special Happy New Year to all who are personally subjected to the perpetual MSP premium increases. As the provincial Liberal government imposes another annual increase to Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums, it is
again time to remind British Columbia residents that this is probably the most regressive tax in Canada. A family of two with a “MSP adjusted net income” of $31,000 will pay $1,560 annually, or about five per cent of their income for MSP premiums. With
a net income of $50,000, these premiums will be approximately three per cent, and at $80,000 they will be somewhere around two per cent. This tax destined for general revenue belies the government’s statement that “British Columbia has
the lowest provincial income tax rate.” B.C. residents most affected by this regressive taxation, through provincial and other levels of taxation and fees, also contribute to the MSP premiums of approximately 400,000 public sector employees
from all levels of government, institutions and agencies, including MLAs, ministers and the premier. MSP premiums are an unfair tax, inefficiently collected for general revenue by a managing bureaucracy. Considering all the public sector employees
and union members who benefit from this process, don’t expect any change, as no politician of any stripe will address this issue. The most one can hope for is the annual increases and rhetoric about the lowest income tax rate will cease. Bob Robinson
Poll results over support for terrorism a concern Twenty-three make apostasy a crime, mainly with a death penalty. Most of the other 34 don’t tolerate religious freedom. Also, recent European data is startling: “35 per cent of all Muslims in France believe suicide bombings are justified.”
“38.6 per cent of Muslims believe 9/11 attacks were justified.” “One-third of British Muslims support killing for Islam.” “78 per cent of British Muslims support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons.” “68 per cent of British Muslims
support the arrest and prosecution of anyone who insults Islam.” All of these poll results can be found at www. thereligionofpeace.com/ pages/opinion-polls.htm. Are we dealing with a tiny, deviant minority? John H. Redekop
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We must not only condemn the Paris murderers, but also consider the context. Given that the assassins shouted “Allah” and proclaimed that “The prophet is now avenged,” it is clear that while terrorism was the method, extremist Islam was the motivation. Democratic peoples now need to ask this question: “How widespread is Muslim support for such extremist action?” Let’s hope it’s limited, and that there’s widespread denunciation by leaders of the 57 countries in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and strong denunciation by Muslim leaders in democracies. Unfortunately, I’m not very optimistic. In almost all of the 57 OIC countries, freedom of religion and the press are severely curtailed or non-existent.
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SILVER CREEK COMMUNITY FORUM
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 AT 6:00 PM Silver Creek Elementary School Library
Jen Hawkins from the Hope and Area Transition Society is hosting a community forum to gather feedback from Silver Creek residents on low-barrier housing and the Thunderbird Project. The purpose is to give residents a chance to share their experiences and input. While the forum is specifically for Silver Creek residents, attendance is not restricted in any way.
Hope & Area Transition Society
SUDOKU PUZZLE 478
in the grid so that every row, every column & every 3 x 3 box HOW • Fill contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. TO • Each 3 x 3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the PLAY: numbers numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3 x 3 box.
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Christmas party was ‘magical’ On Dec. 18, Fraser Hope Lodge had a Christmas party for the residents, family and friends. Santa Claus was well received. Don Appel was Santa Claus in his red suit and white beard and his beaming smile. Every resident received a beautiful gift with lots of hugs and kisses. There was entertainment and homemade goodies and cider which was enjoyed by everyone. Marja Losier, the activity coordinator, and staff prepared a wonderful and magical afternoon. The Auxiliary to Fraser Canyon Hospital and Fraser Hope Lodge donated $1,000 so each resident would receive a Christmas gift. Wishing everyone Happy New Year, peace and harmony. Mary Birchmore, SUBMITTED PHOTO Auxiliary publicity Don Appel (Santa) and Lew Hampton at the Fraser Hope and volunteer Lodge Christmas party on Dec. 18.
Hope needs its own radio station
This month’s ice storm in Hope brought out the best in the people of our community. Unfortunately it also brought to the forefront the fact that we are living in an information black hole. As far as the media is concerned, Hope barely exists. For the better part of three days many of us had only spotty Hydro service and no Internet connectivity at all. The only thing we could rely on for information was a broadcast outlet 50 km away more focused on providing us with the latest tune from the talent du jour than any substantial information on what
our community needed to carry on. As far as the ‘news’ organizations in Vancouver go, we are simply not even on the map. It is also disappointing that once we were ‘back on the grid,’ even this esteemed publication placed any story about the ice storm behind a pay-wall, giving full access to subscribers only. Many people relied on Facebook via their smart phones to exchange updates, but this is hardly a reasonable substitute for those who choose not to use Facebook or for people who are not online. What Hope needs is a community radio station.
Hard work of Hydro appreciated On behalf of all the residents of Hope and area, we would like to express our great appreciation to all the people who worked long, cold and hazardous hours, restoring heat and light to our homes, after last week’s ice storm. A simple thank you doesn’t seem enough, so we will say that these folks are our heroes! Thanks so very much. Ray & Judy Green
January 15 Crossword Puzzle
32. Sacred book of Judaism 41. Eggs cooked until just set DOWN ACROSS 1. Contradicted 1. One who operates a dial 43. Flat 35. Chum 7. The Donald’s Marla 2. Trauma center 44. 13th Hebrew letter 37. Negating word 13. Mediterranean sandstorm 3. Prickly pear pads 45. Short poking stroke 38. Relating to the body 14. Shoulder adornment 4. Fashion superstar 47. Japanese classical theater 39. W. hemisphere continents 16. Earth crust’s 5th element 5. Shock treatment 48. 007’s creator 42. Make lacework 17. Rainbow prize 6. Mindless drawing 51. Romanian Mures river city 43. Witty remark 19. NCIS star’s initials 7. AKA migraine 53. Music term for silence 46. More hairless 20. Mischa __, violinist 8. Military mailbox 55. A crane 47. Relating to a nerve 22. Constitution Hall org. 9. Buddies 56. Ringworm 49. Originates 23. More dried-up 10. Heavy tranquilizers 58. Romanian money 50. Consumer advocate Ralph (slang) 25. First on moon 59. True frog 52. Actress Winger 11. Raised railroad track 26. Braid 60. Integrated circuit 54. Center for Excellence in 12. School session 28. 11% of Guinea population 61. “Highway Patrol’s” Education (abbr.) 13. Picture 29. Sea eagle Crawford 55. Japanese brews 15. Stabs 30. Scottish variant of “to” 64. Point midway between 57. Fleshy seed covering 18. Supervises flying 31. A border for a picture S and E 59. Canadian law enforcers 21. Early American militiaman 33. Belonging to a thing 65. On a whim 62. So. Am. wood sorrel 24. Downfall 34. On top 67. Protagonist 63. Actress Lupino 26. Cooking vessel 36. Automobile hood (Brit.) 69. Quantity with only 66. Personal computer magnitude 27. Check 38. Skewered Thai dish 40. Clamors 68. Do over prefix 30. In a way, manipulated 70. Oversights ANSWERS FOR THIS WEEK’S CROSSWORD PUZZLE CAN BE FOUND IN THE CLASSIFIED SECTION OF THIS PAPER
Such an outlet, harkening back to the days of the 1240 khz AM version of CKGO, staffed by volunteers, would be dedicated to the community at large. It should provide local news and promote our area of the Fraser Valley and its services. When disaster strikes, such as the ice storm, the people will have a voice to turn to with not only eyewitness reports, but also a targeted source of up to the minute news and information. At other times, visitors to our town could find out about local events. The benefits there are incredible in that it can lead to increased revenue for our
local businesses. Community radio in Hope can reflect and promote our cultural diversity and enrich said culture by broadcasting local content related to social, economic and community issues. This is more important than playing the latest from Nicki Minaj or Demi Lovato. The benefits are tangible. I urge the district to explore this and then present a proposal to the CRTC to get us on the air as in the days when we had our own local radio station, beholden to the people and not some faceless corporation where the only goal is profit. Anthony G. Pavick
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LNG plans continue despite oil slump Tom Fletcher Black Press
The shakeout of liquefied natural gas proposals for B.C. continues, with ExxonMobil’s large-scale project for Prince Rupert moving ahead and smaller projects changing or withdrawing plans. ExxonMobil and its Canadian subsidiary Imperial Oil have filed a detailed description with B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office, planning for a city-owned site on Tuck Inlet north of
Prince Rupert Harbour. One of the larger of 18 B.C. proposals, West Coast Canada LNG (WCC LNG) proposes up to five floating barges for LNG loading with onshore support facilities, and an estimated capital cost of $15-25 billion. WCC LNG plans to start construction by 2017 and be in service by 2024. WCC LNG sorted through a half dozen sites in the Kitimat and Prince Rupert area, where the larger
of B.C.’s 18 current LNG export proposals are also claiming sites. Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman says 2015 is when the LNG industry begins to take shape, despite a slump in oil prices and rising competition from U.S. and other gas producers. “New drilling activity in our upstream sector demonstrates investors remain confident in B.C.’s long-term natural gas potential,” Coleman said in a New Year commentary re-
leased last week. “One of our province’s largest Crown land sales in history occurred near the end of 2014, with industry contributing more than $209 million for exploration right alone.” Proponents of Aurora LNG Grassy Point near Prince Rupert withdrew that application to start the year, focusing on another site at Digby Island. Also withdrawn is the Farrell Creek raw gas processing plant north of Hudson’s Hope, a project tak-
en over by Chineseowned Progress Energy. Progress is a partner with PETRONAS in Pacific Northwest LNG at Lelu Island near Prince Rupert, with its investment decision
postponed indefinitely late last year amid changing global energy supply and demand. Woodfibre LNG near Squamish is another small-scale project moving ahead, with its application for B.C.
environmental assessment accepted at the end of 2014. The public comment period closed for another large-scale proposal, the Shell-led LNG Canada proposal for Kitimat.
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Town hall meeting Jan. 22 on protecting waterways The Chilliwack-Hope federal NDP and Pipe Up Network have teamed up to co-host a public town hall meeting next week, entitled “Protecting Our Waterways.” The event will be moderated by Chilliwack-Hope NDP Candidate Seonaigh MacPherson. Eddie Gardner of Skwah First Nation will welcome guests. Event panelists will include Joanne Gutierrez Hugh, Stó:lō tribal council chief; Carrielynn Victor, traditional plant practitioner – Stó:lō; Michael Hale, Pipe Up Network; and Dr. Michael Pearson, an independent biologist with Pearson Ecological Inc. A public question and answer period will follow the panel discussion. Time permitting, there will be a Meet and Greet with coffee and snacks after that. The event will start at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Bldg. 10 on the Stó:lō Nation site, 7201 Vedder Rd. in Chilliwack. (Bldg. 10 is the large three-story reddish building near the centre of the site). For more information, contact Seonaigh MacPherson at email@example.com
UFV + NASA Looking for signs of life.
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Baseball is back in Agassiz League is looking for players aged five to 15 Lorene Keitch Black Press
The baseball diamonds sit empty and Chris McCurdy wonders why. He wants to renew the once-popular local pastime with the start of a new youth baseball league. McCurdy, president of the newly-formed Agassiz Baseball Association, hopes to start up this year with a program for kids from five to 15 years old. “It’s ambitious,” he admits. McCurdy has lived here since 2002. With no kid’s baseball league locally, he started driving his son to Chilliwack three years ago for competitive baseball. Sam, now 12, took to the sport quickly and currently plays on an all-star team in the city. When asked what Sam likes about the sport, he re-
plies simply: “Everything.” group including Tadpoles His favourite positions are (ages 7-9), Mosquitos (ages centre field and pitching and 9-11), Peewee (ages 11-13) he likes that there’s less run- and Bantam (ages 13-15). ning than in soccer. It’s chalBecause tee ball players lenging, fun and ( 5-7 year olds) Sam has become won’t travel for friends with his games, the ideal teammates. number for this McCurdy says group would be while he wants about 30 kids. the Agassiz proThat way, they gram to help can play each kids like his son other locally. get better, he Staying local is also wants those what the league who have never is all about. With picked up a bat to five baseball diaCHRIS MCCURDY feel welcome too. monds beside the “There’s a place Community Recfor all kids on the team,” he reation & Cultural Centre, says. the infrastructure is already It all depends on how in place. many kids are registered for And McCurdy has a dream how big this program will be. that kids here can once again But ideally, McCurdy is look- hop on their bikes, glove in ing to get 12 kids in each age their back pocket, and bike
to the local diamonds to go play. “If a kid wants to play hockey or any competitive sport, they have to leave,” McCurdy exclaims. This league will bring the game to the kids instead of the other way around. The baseball association is in place. The logo has been designed and McCurdy even sports a new jacket designed for the local league. All they need now are players and several more coaches. Registration opens tomorrow, January 16. Registration forms are available at the rec centre, the Seabird Island band office or on the association’s website at www.agassizll.com For more information about the program, check out the website or call Chris McCurdy at 604-300-0320.
Comic Strippers return to Chilliwack Some seriously funny fellas are set to return to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre stage this month, complete with bowties and male stripper alter egos. The Comic Strippers, led by Vancouver-based comedian Roman Danylo, are back in town on Jan. 31. The show combines improv theatre with some truly terrible dance moves and a bunch of shirtless guys. And while audiences can rest assured that there will be no full nudity, they’ll find themselves face-toface with full hilarity instead. “We still keep ourselves giggling – thank goodness!” said Danylo. “I think when we stop giggling at the ridiculousness, we’ll have to stop. But so far it’s still in the realm of giggles.” These gyrating gents performed in Chilliwack last January, and have been on the road honing their craft ever since, selling out shows all across the country. The result? A bigger, better, and funnier show than ever before. “At first the idea of choreographed movements made our brains explode,” said Danylo. “We said, ‘Nah – that’s never going to happen.’ But we’re choreographing stuff as we go, almost by accident, because we’re doing it more frequently. We have muscle memory. These moves are in my body, and they want out!” The show follows the lives of fictitious male strippers – all named Chip – who attempt to gain respect by putting on an improv comedy show. With decades of comedy experience, matching bowties, and a healthy dose of shirtless dancing, the show is a hilarious concoction where saucy meets awkward. “It’s kind of a weird cross between Thunder From Down Un-
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der, Blue Man Group, and Whose Line Is It Anyway – we’re really just clowns,” Danylo said. “And we learned pretty quickly that we can actually keep the show pretty clean for the most part. There’s almost no swearing, and compared to other comedy shows I’ve been a part of, this is one of the cleanest in terms of content. “And it’s always good to remember that it’s definitely a parody of a male stripper show – a comedy,” he added with a grin. “No one’s going to see anything horrible and scarring.” For the first time ever, the show introduces a brand-new twist with Denise Jones joining the Comic Strippers onstage as Chip Etté, the first-ever female member of the
comic strippers. “It’s a really tough thing to explain,” Roman said with a laugh. “Basically, Chip Etté is dressed like a man for the entire show, and the Chips don’t realize this Chip is any different. It’s clearly obvious to the audience, but we have no idea that she might not be like us. And there are all sorts of opportunity for hilarity there.” The Comic Strippers: Introducing Chip Etté takes over the stage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Call the Centre Box Office at 604-391SHOW(7469) or visit chilliwackculturalcentre.ca to get advance tickets. Tickets are $32 for adults, $29 for seniors, and $27 for students.
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CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN CHURCH OF ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA THE RESURRECTION & National Historic Site CONSECRATED 1861
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THE REV. GAIL NEWELL www.anglican-hope.ca Corner of Park & Fraser St. 604-869-5402
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Local info: 604-869-5599 Grace HOPE PENTECOSTAL Baptist ASSEMBLY Church Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
â€œPeople connecting to Corner of 5th & Fort each other and 10:30am Morning Worship God,the Worldâ€? & Childrenâ€™s Sunday School www.gbchope.com
Pastor Jim Cornock
949-3rd Ave. â€˘ 604.869.5524
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MT. HOPE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
HOPE UNITED CHURCH
1300 Ryder St.
SATURDAY MORNING Study Hour 9:15 a.m. Worship Hour 11:00am Prayer Meeting - Tuesday, 7pm
Pastor Michael Hope 604-792-8471
590 Third Ave.
SUNDAY SERVICE: 10am
UNITED WE SING RETURNS FEB. 7 604-869-9381 A PASSION FOR CHRIST AND HIS KINGDOM SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 AM FREE STORE TUES/THURS 3:00-4:30 PM
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JANUARY 1955 â€˘ Paul Scherle is elected as chairman of the Village Commission â€˘ Building construction in 1954 hit the lowest mark since 1948, with a total 63 permits issued for a total cost of $155,100 â€˘ Vandals break into a â€™51 Chev at Barkerâ€™s Used Car Lot, causing considerable damage to the car â€˘ The Village of Hope purchases a new $8,000 all-purpose grader which digs ditches, loads gravel, and grades roads â€˘ Hopeâ€™s Amateur Boxing Club meets some of the Valleyâ€™s best fighters from Chilliwack and Kilgard in a â€œbattle royalâ€? at the Catholic Hall â€˘ Bruce Grant, from Grantâ€™s Sporting Goods, announces heâ€™s sponsoring a Steelhead Derby, with prizes handed out for the smallest and largest steelhead JANUARY 1965 â€˘ Bodies of two young
people are believed to be buried in the 50 million ton slide which swept across the Hope-Princeton Highway â€˘ Town crews had to have 10 cars towed away in order to clear the roadsides for plowing after a further six inches of snow fell on already congested streets â€˘ The first baby born in Fraser Canyon Hospital is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Gutierrez â€˘ Town council rejects a request for rezoning the 10-acre Hope Indian Reserve for a half-million dollar tourist accommodation development â€˘ Work on the section of the North Shore Highway from Ruby Creek to Haig gets underway, with three bulldozers being moved into the area by a Highways Department crew â€˘ A six-year-old girl is instantly killed when she crosses the Trans-Canada Highway in Laidlaw after seeing her father in the phone booth at Hallâ€™s
JANUARY 1975 â€˘ Approval of the new laboratory at Fraser Canyon Hospital is received from the Deputy Minister of Hospital Insurance in Victoria â€˘ A snowstorm keeps crews busy scooping up nearly 23 inches of snow â€˘ Hope donors give 231 pints of blood, which is the most successful Red Cross Blood Donor Clinic to date â€˘ Town council adopts a provisional budget for 1975 that totals just over $1 million, which includes $8,000 to go towards the Hope Arena â€˘ Steve and Mike Ferguson are chosen to play on the 10-member basketball team representing B.C. at the Canada Winter Games â€˘ A. M. Cawston is presented with a Workersâ€™ Compensation Board Bravery Award for his part in the attempted rescue of a fellow worker in an accident at the Giant Mascot Mine
JANUARY 1985 â€˘ Hope Community Servicesâ€™ thrift store receives a brief reprieve from being homeless with renovations to the Woods building starting later than expected â€˘ A multi-vehicle collision involving a highways ministry grader sends three people to hospital â€˘ A 47-year-old Hope man is sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl â€˘ Hope and Boston Bar RCMP announce they will now use hollow-spike belts to stop high-speed car chases â€˘ Hope Ratepayers Association is lobbying the provincial government for a pedestrian walkway for the Coquihalla bridge to Kawkawa Lake â€˘ Local bothers Richard and Nick Nielsen receive national bravery awards for rescuing a motorist from a burning truck
COMMUNITY CALENDAR MONDAY Hope Al-Anon Group: Al-Anon supports friends and families of problem drinkers. Monday, Jan. 19 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital meeting room 1275 7th Ave. 604-869-7078 hopebcalanon@gmail. com TUESDAY Senior fitness class: Total body workout for seniors 55+ using music to movement, weights and bands. It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Golden Agerâ€™s Hall 560 Douglas St. 604-869-8435 firstname.lastname@example.org Hope Scrabble Club: Queue, quixotry, zymurgy. If you are a serious Scrabble player looking for a challenging game, this is the group for you. Tuesday, Jan. 20 10 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 email@example.com Conversation Circles: If you are learning
English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place then join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food, current events and a variety of other topics. A ReadRight program.. Tuesday, Jan. 20 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-1363 larissa.readright@ gmail.com Hope Library Book Club: Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title over refreshments. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current monthâ€™s book are available at the library. Tuesday, Jan. 20 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 firstname.lastname@example.org Hope Community Choir: This secular choir sings for joy of singing. Come, singing is so good for you. A fun learning experi-
ence. We practice weekly. Tuesday, Jan. 20 7 p.m. Hope United Church 310 Queen St. 604-869-8435 email@example.com Family Literacy Day: Celebrate Family Literacy Day! Stories and poems will also be read by members of the community. Evening snacks will be provided! Tuesday, Jan. 27 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 firstname.lastname@example.org WEDNESDAY $how Me the Money: A beginnerâ€™s financial literacy program that looks at creating and maintaining budgets, preparing for holiday expenses, and making smart food decisions. Learn to get the best bang for your buck, and how to stretch a dollar a little further! Please pre-register by contacting via email or telephone! Wednesday, Jan. 21 1 p.m. Read Right Society Bay Room 895 3rd Ave.
604-869-1973 shauna.readright@ gmail.com Westie Army Cadet Training: The cadet program prepares youth ages 12 to 19 to become the leaders of tomorrow through fun yet challenging activities. Wednesday, Jan. 21 6:30 p.m. Hope Legion 344 Fort St. email@example.com Chef Hiro Takeda: A â€œfoodieâ€? can be defined as a person who has an enthustiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food! Join â€œfoodieâ€? Hiro Takeda, of Hopeâ€™s 293 Wallace Street Restaurant, for a delicious evening of demonstrations, tips â€˜nâ€™ tricks, and food talk. Wednesday, Jan. 21 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 firstname.lastname@example.org THURSDAY Seniors Coffee and Conversation: Drop in to discuss current events or visit with friends while you have a cup of cof-
fee and a homemade treat. Thursday, Jan. 22 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 email@example.com FRIDAY Friday Afternoon Help: Book a half-hour uninterrupted â€œHelp!â€? session. Whether you are learning to use your new e-reader, mystified by email or anything in between - the library can help find you an answer! Registration required. Friday, Jan. 16 1:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 firstname.lastname@example.org SUNDAY Happy Knit Group: Bring your knitting and share in the conversation about patterns and projects, ideas and yarns. Beginners and all abilities are welcome to join this cozy fireside knitting circle. Sunday, Jan. 18 1:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 email@example.com
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Sports Wildcats battling through several injuries Barry Stewart Hope Standard
SHANON FISCHER PHOTO
Midget C forward Hayden Simon (right) is leaned on by a Surrey player in Sunday morning action during last weekend’s eight-team midget house tournament. The local team had its best result in the opening game, Friday, with a 4-4 tie against New Westminster.
injuries and when you’ve already got a short bench, that doesn’t help. “Our goalie, Alex Schwichtenberg, just came back from a broken collar bone. Chase Bestwick stepped in as his replacement and did a good job.” Hope readers may have noted a number of unfamiliar names in this story. That’s because most of
the team lives out of town. “I’d say we’re probably twothirds Agassiz-Harrison and one third Hope,” figured Simon, a Harrison Hot Springs resident who works as unit chief of the BC Ambulance station in Hope. This is the third year of no body-checking in all levels of house or “C” hockey, said Simon. Leaning on a player or angling
them against the boards in a lowimpact way is still allowed. “I think it’s a more coachable game now,” he contended. “It keeps them out of the penalty box and focuses more on speed and skill. It’s a game for all sizes and abilities. I know kids who have carried on into midget hockey who probably wouldn’t have if there was body-checking.”
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Hope’s bantam C1 Wildcats host their eight-team tournament on the Jan. 21-23 weekend. The bantams are second out of 15 teams in the Fraser Valley East league, with one game (Wednesday after press time) to go before playoffs begin. They had a record of 18 wins, 2 losses and 3 ties before Wednesday’s game, said team manager Jesse James.
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Well, at least their guests went home happy… with all of the hardware. Hope’s midget C1 Wildcats hockey club started off with a 4-4 tie in the opening game of their home tournament last weekend but they ran up against some tough clubs — and a hot goalie — in their following three games. Head coach, Rick Simon, said his team was up 2-0 after the first period against New Westminster on Friday night and they led 4-2 after two. “Then the other team came back to tie us at 4-4 and we couldn’t break it,” said Simon. His son Hayden was chosen as the Wildcats’ player-of-the-game and Jacob Lucki (pronounced “Loose-key”) was the mostsportsmanlike. “In our second game, against Langley, we came up against a really hot goalie,” said the coach. We out-played them and outshot them but couldn’t score.” Hope’s player-of-the-game honours in the 3-0 loss went to Seth Point and most-sportsmanlike, to Brandon Baboth. Lucki was player-of-the-game for the Wildcats in a 6-3 loss to Kamloops in the third game and coach Simon was particularly impressed with Myron Peters, who was named as the most-sportsmanlike player. “Myron was getting some extra attention from some of their players and he composed himself and did not retaliate.” Peters continued on his roll in the final match, being named player-of-the-game in the Wildcats’ 8-2 loss to Surrey on Sunday morning. Chase Bestwick was the most-sporting of the Wildcats’ line-up. Bestwick led the Wildcats with three goals on the weekend, while Simon and Peters each had two goals and two assists. Marshall Pennier contributed a goal and two helpers. Delta took first place with a 7-1 win over Langley in Sunday’s championship match. “We’re probably about a 500 team in league play,” said coach Simon. “We started the season pretty well but it’s gone down since then. We had two or three
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DEMOSKOFF, William Wasyl The family of William Wasyl Demoskoff announces his passing in Abbotsford, BC on January 8, 2015. He was formerly of Grand Forks, BC. Bill was just over 100 years old and had celebrated this milestone birthday last June, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. The fifth and youngest child of Wasyl and Luchenia (Tomelin) Demosky, Bill was born on June 13, 1914 in Dolina Lugovoya, a Doukhobor settlement near Pass Creek, BC. He was predeceased by his wife Ann in 1980, his parents, his sister Mabel and his brothers Pete, Fred and George. Bill is survived by his son Michael (Yvonne) of Hope BC, daughter Margaret (Sid) of Abbotsford BC, and by his grandchildren Nicholas Demoskoff, Ted Gould (Nasim) and Sidney Gould. His is also survived by sisters-in-law Marie Demoskoff and Edna Cazakoff, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rest in peace, Pop.
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Nov. 23rd 1942 - Jan. 8th 2015 Our beloved Nanny passed away in the Fraser Canyon Hospital with Peanut by her side. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Ron. Children Renee (Brent), Shawn(Amanda), Ronilynn(Robert) and Rhondalee(Pavel). Grandchildren Chandra-lee, BJ, Alexander, Lindsay, Taylor-rae, Dominik, Lucas and Logan. Great granddaughter Ayva. Siblings Louise and Roger. Cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Louis and Isabelle. Brothers Raymond, George, Marcel and Arthur. Sister Anita. At her request there will be no funeral. Condolences for the family will be held April 4th between 1pm-4pm at the North Bend Community Hall. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Fraser Canyon Hospice Society 1275-7th Ave. Hope BC V0X 1L4
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Foxridge Homes is currently hiring experienced Framing Crews for our Single and Multi-Family projects in Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Langley. Foxridge Offers Steady Full-Time Work With Competitive Rates & Production Bonuses. If this is of interest to you please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned energy services company servicing Western Canada. All job opportunities include competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package and room for advancement. We are accepting applications at multiple branches for: Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3), and Mechanics. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and a drivers abstract are required. For more information and to apply, please visit our website at: Troyer.ca. TERMINAL Manager Needed for Chilliwack. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, is safety oriented, committed, energetic, and flexible. Possesses experience as a manager or in a leadership role within the trucking industry, a class 1 driver’s license with 2 or more years experience, above average interpersonal and communication skills, and an ability to manage multiple priorities. Salary based on experience; includes the use of a vehicle. Posting closes Jan 31 2015. For more information or to apply visit our website at Sutco.ca or call 1-888-357-2612 x 230
HOME STAY FAMILIES
ST. John Brebeuf Secondary school (Abbotsford) is looking for home stay families beginning January 23, 2015. The monthly host fee is $800 and families are required to provide a bedroom, 3 meals a day, and Internet access. If interested, please contact Ted Brennan at email@example.com or 604855-0571.
POWERMAX CONTRACTING is seeking Journeymen and Apprentices for projects in Northern Alberta. The shift is 2 weeks in 1 week out with flights provided from regional airports. Competitive wage & benefits package offered. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-714-9690 for details.
PERSONAL SERVICES 182
Are You $10K Or More In Debt? DebtGo can help reduce a significant portion of your debt load. Call now and see if you qualify. 1-800-351-1783
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.
Competitive Wage & Good Beneﬁt Package Offered! Please forward your resume: Fax:(1)604-581-4104 Email: email@example.com Visit: www.tealjones.com
PERSONAL SERVICES 173
MIND BODY SPIRIT
CHANEL SPA Top Quality Services...
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899 KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE DRAINAGE, SANITARY, storm & water. Call RH Contracting for repairs, upgrades, new installs and diagnostics. Res., multi-family, commercial & industrial. 604-5741747 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
CANYON CARPETS, 549 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046
TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 245
BARCLAY FLETCHER CONTRACTING, complete home reno’s, additions & more. (604)869-1686
284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION LLOYD’S UTILITIES, gas, oil & propane furnaces, class A gas fitter. (604)869-1111 or (604)869-6544
Full Service Plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1-800-573-2928 PRECISION EXTERIORS, roofing, siding, windows, doors and more. WCB insured. Call (604)750-8025
CASUAL BUS DRIVERS REQUIRED
School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) has openings on the Casual Bus Drivers list for qualified applicants willing to drive in the Hope area. All applicants must possess a Class 2 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement.
The Hope Standard The Hope Standard, a once a week, award winning community newspaper has an opening for an editor/reporter. Reporting to the publisher, the editor/reporter will be instrumental in guiding the overall strategic direction of the Hope Standard. The successful candidate will possess above average leadership skills, will be a strong communicator, pay attention to detail and can work under pressure in a deadline driven environment.
Candidates should have a diploma/degree in journalism, or a related field. The Hope Standard is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest privately held, independent newspaper company with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Those interested should email a resume, writing samples and a cover letter to: Carly Ferguson email@example.com Deadline for applications is 5:00pm January 18, 2015. Thank you to all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Rate of Pay:
$21.80 per hour as per CMAWBC Collective Agreement
Class 2 with Air Endorsement School Bus experience an asset
INTEGRITY MOVERS, moving & delivery services, New to Hope. Call (604)860-5277
www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 10yrs
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.
1 bdrm mobile home in Senior’s Community, furnished or unfurnished.
612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE
CALL GORDON (604)240-3464
LONG ESTABLISHED flooring store servicing Williams Lake and region. Owners retiring. Franchise or independent. Turn key op $140,000 includes inventory. Also 2 bedroom apt. available for rent over store (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOMES BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-626-9647
Shop from home! Check out our FOR SALE sections: class 500’s for Merchandise, 600’s for Real Estate, and for Automotive view our 800’s.
in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at:
GOLDEN DOODLE puppies. Born Nov. 22. Mom small reg. Golden x Dad small Std Poodle (both 50 lbs). We have bred this litter special to create ideal family companions (intelligent, gentle, easy to train, people pleasers, happy indoors/out, good w/kids/animals, low/no shed) Our dogs are part of our home and life and we wish the same for our puppies. Please consider the time & commitment needed to raise a dog and you will have our support/guidance for life. 1st shots/deworm, $1200, 604-820-4827 Mission
HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. www.hopeautobody.ca Call (604)869-5244
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION
FRASER CANYON GLASS, for all your glass repairs, windshields domestic & imports. (604)869-9514
AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS
TRUCK CANOPY, fits a Chev, good condition. (604)869-2336
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
New SRI *1296 sq/ft Double wide $97,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $72,888. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.
HOMES FOR RENT
ROGER’S UPHOLSTERY, furniture, windows, fabric, in-home & online estimates. Call 604-860-0939
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
3 bedroom townhouse, 5 appl., soundproof, radiant heat, blinds, fenced yard, patio, 658 Coquihalla St., sunny side of town, N/S, no pets, D/D & Ref’s req. Available now. Call (604)869-6599
SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly &
Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855
733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS HOPE, 2 vacant pads for rent in senior’s community. First 3 months free pad rent. Call Gordon 604-240-3464
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
TOY POODLE PUPS 6 weeks old. 2 females. 1 white, 1 cream. $800 each. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #1-15 OPERATIONS OF CLAYBANKS RV PARK
The City of Merritt is seeking Requests for Proposals from qualified proponents for the managing of operations of the City owned Claybanks RV Park. The successful proponent would be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Claybanks RV Park on behalf of the City under a three-year term contract for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2018. RFP documents are available on the City’s website: www.merritt.ca and on the BC Bid website.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 545
required for busy Medical Office Approx. 18 hrs/week Must be friendly, efficient and able to work in a fast paced environment. Basic computer skills necessary. Previous experience an asset.
FUEL Eagle Valley Premium
WOOD PELLETS $4.30 / 40lb bag when purchasing a pallet, or $5.10 / 40lb bag individually
Call 604-703-4741 or 604-819-3593 20305 Flood Road, Hope
Closing Date: January 20, 2015
Resumes to be brought to HOPE MEDICAL CENTRE 735 - 4th Ave., Hope, BC
733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS
HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203 or (604)860-0652
BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, clogged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com
MISC. FOR SALE
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.
DAVE’S PLUMBING, licensed, insured, gas fitter, for all your plumbing needs. Call (604)869-4566
Questions regarding these positions may be directed to Dan Landrath, Transportation Supervisor at 604-796-1042.
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Natalie Lowe-Zucchet Secretary-Treasurer School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) 650 Kawkawa Lake Road Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Email: email@example.com Fax: 604-869-7400
ATT: OFFICE MANAGER
STARTING FROM $43.95/hour distinguishedmovers.com Call 778-237-4364
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND PUPS Ready Feb. 15. Reg’d. Vet checked http://vigelandkennels.ca 604-823-2259
Applicants will full supporting documentation, including references to be forwarded to:
This person will have the ability to perform editorial tasks and contribute to the editorial content both in print and online. Strong design skills with knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie are required. The editor will have a passion for, and is comfortable with, all aspects of multimedia journalism including diverse writing capabilities and advanced photography and video skills. You have a track record of turning around well-written, fact-based, concise, well-produced content quickly, for posting online immediately—with collateral (text, photos and video). You have demonstrable skills in all aspects of web journalism and a strong grasp of social media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
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MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING
GLEN TRAUN LANDSCAPING, Commercial & Residential yard maintenance. Call 604-869-2767
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320
COMPLETE DRYWALL & stucco service. Repairs, renovations etc. Call (604)860-0400
• SAW FILER • ELECTRICIANS • MILLWRIGHT/WELDER - Surrey B.C Searching for highly motivated and ambitious individuals to work and be challenged in their field.
FLEA MARKET Abbotsford Exhibition Park TRETHEWEY @ MACLURE AVE
~ SUNDAYS ONLY ~ 6 am to 4 pm Phone 604-859-7540
Completed proposals must be received in a sealed envelope and labelled: RFP #1-15 - Claybanks RV Park by 4:00pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 at: City of Merritt P.O. Box 189, 2185 Voght St., Merritt, BC V1K 1B8 Attn. Leisure Services Manager Any and all inquiries regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing to: Larry Plotnikoff Leisure Services Manager, City of Merritt firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Merritt reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, modify the terms of the proposal at any time, to waive defects in any proposal document and to accept the proposal which it may consider to be in the best interests of the City. The lowest cost proposal or any proposal will not necessarily be accepted.
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FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RESCHEDULED NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act, the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) will conduct a Public Hearing with respect to FVRD Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1281, 2014 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw 1281] and FVRD Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1282, 2014 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw 1282]. The rescheduled Public Hearing will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Hope & District Rec Centre, 1005 6 Ave, Hope. The purpose of Bylaw 1282 is to amend the Official Community Plan designation of a portion of the property from Limited Use to Rural, and the purpose of Bylaw 1281 is to amend the Zoning Bylaw to introduce a new Commercial Camping Resort zone which would apply to the entire subject property, in order to facilitate a campground and cabin development.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING to consider Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 1357 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1358 for the property at 22100 Ross Road
MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015 AT 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Hall Council will hear the views of the public at the above referenced meeting in order to assist them in deciding whether the proposed amendment bylaws should proceed.
Intent of the Proposed Amendment Bylaws To amend the Official Community Plan Land Use Designation of the property at 22100 Ross Road from Limited Use to Country Residential and rezone the property at 22100 Ross Road from Limited Use (L-1) to Country Residential (CR-1) in order to subdivide the property.
Legal Description and Location of the Subject Property (see location map below) Fractional LS3 of Section 21 TWP 5 RGE 26 W6M YDYD, PID 014-670-015, 22100 Ross Road
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KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane DL# 31038 604-855-0666
Information is available at: http://www.fvrd.bc.ca/InsidetheFVRD/DevelopmentApprovals/Pages/Bylaws-1281--12.aspx At this public hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaws which are the subject of the hearing. Written submission may also be submitted to FVRD in advance of the hearing, but must be received no later than 2:00 pm January 22, 2015. Written comments received before the public hearing will be added to the public hearing record. An informal public information meeting to be facilitated by FVRD staff regarding the Bylaw will be held at 7:00pm immediately preceding the Public Hearing.
Inspection of Documents If you consider that these proposed bylaw amendments affects you or your property, you have the right to: inspect the staff report and the proposed amendment bylaws at the District of Hope Municipal Hall during regular office hours. The Municipal Hall is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays. submit your views and comments to the District of Hope by letter or fax before 12:00 noon on Monday, January 26, 2015 and/or attend the Public Hearing and make your views known to Council when the Mayor asks for comments from the public.
DISTRICT OF HOPE John Fortoloczky, Chief Administrative Officer
325 Wallace St. / 604-869-5671 email@example.com / www.hope.ca
Dated this 6th day of January 2015 Paul Gipps, Chief Administrative Officer
The public hearing is to be held by a delegate of the FVRD Board. Copies of the Board resolution making the delegation and copies of Bylaws 1281 and 1282 are available for public inspection until Jan 22, 2015 at the FVRD office: 45950 Cheam Avenue in Chilliwack (8:30am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday). For further information, please contact the Planning Department at 604-702-5000, toll free 1-800-528-0061, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1998 HONDA CIVIC 2 dr, auto Aircared. STK#652. $2,495. 2007 DODGE CARAVAN 7 psgr, auto, fully loaded. Only this week! STK#546. $3,900. 2002 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr auto, fully loaded. STK#547. $4,900. 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA 4 dr, auto, full load. STK#648 $4,900. 2007 DODGE CALIBER, 4 dr, auto. STK#602. $5,900. 2007 JEEP COMPASS, 4 dr, auto, full load, STK#603 $7,900. 2008 HONDA CIVIC, 2 dr, auto, sunroof, fully loaded. STK#642. $9,900. 2009 JEEP COMPASS, 4 dr, auto. STK#606. $10,900. 2009 KIA SPORTAGE, 4 dr, auto, full load, runs good. STK# 624 $10,900. 2012 NISSAN SENTRA, 4 dr auto, sedan, full load, black. STK#614 $12,900. 2011 NISSAN ALTIMA. 4 dr, auto, sedan, fully loaded, sunroof. STK#641. $14,900. 2013 TOYOTA COROLLA, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, standard STK#639. $15,500. 2008 CHEV 1500 LT. Crew cab, 4 X 4, auto, short box, fully loaded. STK#600. $16,900.
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1998 ACCURA 1.6 EL. 4 dr, auto, loaded. STK#651 $2,900. 2003 FORD FOCUS 4 dr, auto, Aircared, STK#545, $3,900. 2002 FORD EXPLORER 4X4, auto, full load. ST#585 $5,900. 2007 DODGE Caravan 7 psgr, Aircared, STK#524 $5,900. 2003 HONDA ACCORD 2 dr, auto, full load, ST#586 $6,900. 2007 FORD Fusion 4 dr auto, loaded A/cared ST#321 $6,900 2007 KIA RONDO 4 dr, auto, 7 psgr, leather, runs good, STK#424. $10,900. 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA 4 dr sedan, loaded. No trade. STK#504. $10,900. 2006 FORD F350 XLT quad cab, 4X4, auto, diesel, only 156K STK#17. $12,900. 2010 DODGE JOURNEY 4 dr, auto, loaded, 7 psgr STK#428. $13,900. 2007 FORD F350 XLT Crew cab, diesel, 4X4, auto, short box only 162K. STK#126. $14,900. 2007 FORD F350 LARIAT crew cab, diesel, 4 X 4, auto short box. STK#275. $16,900.
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Call Gardner Chevrolet Buick GMC at 604-869-9511, or visit us at 945 Water Avenue, Hope. [License #7287]
January 15, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard