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There’s been several reported cougar sightings in the Hope area over the last month, but a local conservation officer says residents should not worry. One was seen walking by Fraser Canyon Hospital on Dec. 21, while a pair of cougars were spotted along the Trans-Canada Highway as well as Ross Road on Jan. 12. “This is the time of year you’re going to see them. The deer are basically yarded because of the snow levels. As the snow levels get

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deeper, the deer come down and the cougars follow them,” said Sgt. Steve Jacobi, with the Conservation Officer Service (COS). “They’ll stay right around the edge of town. Sometimes you’ll see them coming through town but for the most part, they’re not that dangerous.” Once a cougar is caught in the open, they’ll likely just stand there and stare at a person. However, Jacobi recommends making yourself appear dominate and bigger by yelling and waving your hands above your head to avoid any problems. Cougars will generally walk away

after that, he said. Cougar sightings in the Hope area are not unusual at this time of year, given the community’s rural location. In addition to deer, cougars will prey on raccoons and rabbits. Jacobi said if they stick around and feel comfortable in town, they might start hunting house cats. “The way that you know you have a real cougar problem is you start seeing them in broad daylight and on a very frequent basis,” he added. “What we’re really concerned about is if they actually get into conflict.” Cougars don’t normally travel in

pairs either. When they do, Jacobi said it’s generally two juveniles that have been kicked out of a group. They’ll stay together for as long as a year, sometimes even longer depending on how bonded they are, until they find their own territory and their way around. For more information on cougar safety, visit the COS website at www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/info/wildlife_human_interaction/docs/cougars.html To report a conflict or unusual wildlife activity, call 1-877-9527277.

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Are you prepared? BY:TOM DESORCY, FIRE CHIEF The recent ice storm that hit our community should act as a stern reminder of the need to be prepared for an emergency. Ask yourself, how long could you stay in your home without electricity, heat or water? For some, this was reality for several days and if this event had been even wider spread, it would be much longer. Being prepared starts with a simple and basic emergency kit. Most people look no further than their camping supplies but that’s just the start. At the very least your kit should contain water and canned food that won’t spoil. A battery operated radio, can opener, flashlight and extra batteries. Include any special needs items like medications and some cash. Put this together gradually to save costs and before you know it, you’re there. Another step in preparedness is realizing the seriousness of any situation and to act accordingly such as limiting outdoor travel. Too many of our most vulnerable citizens were out and about oblivious to the hazardous conditions we were facing. Sometimes you just need to know when to stay home. I also want the community to realize the sacrifices made by all the responders from Emergency Services to Utilities and Public Works, many of which were attending to public safety knowing their own homes and families were also being impacted by the storm. My hope is that the public realizes the severity of events such as this and they can and will happen again and caring for yourselves is a reality. To find out more on Emergency Preparedness visit www.getprepared.gc.ca or call me at 604-869-5671.Take this as the lesson it was and protect you and your family. Be Prepared!

January 12, 2015 Council Meeting Delegations: Ms. Jennifer Hawkins of the Hope & Area Transition Society presented to Council interim findings on a readiness assessment regarding the potential implementation of a House First capital project in Hope. Ms. Hawkins is of the opinion that if proper supports and partnerships are leveraged, Hope has all the right ingredients for successful program implementation. This includes a willing population, an efficient and experienced agency, and talented program operators. Council passed a resolution to issue a letter of support “in principle” in support of the project. Mr. Kelly Pearce reviewed the 2014 achievements of the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning (HMC), including many beginners, intermediate and advanced hikes and programs. He gratefully acknowledged the different levels of sponsorships, including Government, Corporate, Media, First Nations, Education, Recreation and Non-governmental Organizations. The total participants in programs for 2014 was 13,557. According to the statistics gathered, participants travelled from the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island/Georgia Straight, BC Southern Interior, Fraser Canyon, and also out of Province/Country. Volunteer hours totaled 3,687.  In 2015 they will reprint the Hope brochure;

complete the HBC Trail (Hope-Tulameen); run programs in the new bike park; and continue improving local trails. Staff Reports: The Chief Administrative Officer provided Council background information and a proposal from AdvantageHOPE regarding repairs and development of the Station House in order to have it operating as the District Tourism Centre and Museum as soon as possible. Further discussion regarding this matter will be brought forth to a future Council meeting. Committee of the Whole Meeting: The Fire Chief explained his role within the District of Hope and his relationships with outside organizations such as the Fire Chiefs’ Association, etc. He touched on fire service issues, demographics, apparatus, dispatch, emergency management and emergency response, hazards and hazmat response, vehicle and structure fires, drug labs and grow ops, rail incidents, floods, aircraft crashes and ice storms. Moving forward, the Fire Chief hopes to provide Council with quarterly statistical reports outlining the number and types of calls, etc. Next Meeting: Mon., Jan. 26, 2015 7:00 p.m. in the District of Hope Council Chambers

2015 Business Licenses Are Now Due Avoid a 10% penalty, renew your business license before January 30th. If you are no longer doing business in the District, we ask that you notify us in writing: Attention: Business License or via email to info@hope.ca Stop into District Hall to renew your license.

2015 Dog Licenses The District of Hope would like to remind residents that all dogs over the age of 4 months are required to be licensed. The fine for an unlicensed dog is $100.There will be a $5.00 penalty for all licenses purchased after April 1st.

Please come into the Municipal Office located at 325 Wallace Street to purchase your 2015 dog tag. District of Hope staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Give us a call at 604-869-5671.

Ice Storm Aftermath In the aftermath of the Ice Storm that hit our community earlier this month, the District of Hope has set up collection bins at the rec. centre, for the residents of Hope, near the small parking lot next to the washroom Any branches and organic debris from their property that is too large for curbside collection, can be dropped off at no charge in these bins.

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A mobile home in Laidlaw was completely destroyed in a fire on Saturday morning. Ten Hope firefighters responded to the blaze on Anderson Lane at about 7:30 a.m., along with RCMP, B.C. Ambulance

Service, and BC Hydro. “Upon arrival, crews found a mobile home in an open field fully involved with no risk to other structures,” said fire chief Tom DeSorcy. “We were quickly advised that the home

was unoccupied with no one living in it. We took a defensive stance and extinguished the fire.” There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time and under investigation.

Modest home price gains predicted in B.C. over the next four years Jeff Nagel Black Press

Housing prices in B.C. should rise modestly this year after stronger gains in 2014, according to a new forecast by Central 1 Credit Union. The association of B.C. credit unions predicts a 2.5 per cent increase in resale home prices in 2015 and similar increases of between two and three per cent out as far as 2018. Bryan Yu, senior

economist with Central 1, sees continued strength in urban real estate markets. “I think sky-high prices in Greater Vancouver have more room to grow with little risk of a significant downturn,” Yu said. One trend he expects to continue is the divergence in price growth between detached houses and multi-family units. “While condo markets have been soft, with median home values flat since 2010,

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be generally positive for real estate markets, because it leaves more discretionary money in consumers’ pockets. But crude’s plunge is painful for Albertans and will restrain their demand for B.C. recreational property in the Interior and Vancouver Island. The lower Canadian dollar, however, has made real estate here more affordable rela-

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U.S. retailer Target is abandoning its shortlived foray into Canada. The company says it will close all 133 Canadian stores, including 19 in B.C.. It employs 17,600 people in Canada and the closures could throw thousands out of work in this province. Target chairman CEO Brian Cornell said there was no realistic scenario for the money-losing Canadian arm to reach profitability until at least 2021. It was granted protection from its creditors in Ontario Supreme Court last Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had great expectations for Canada but our early missteps proved too difficult to overcome,â&#x20AC;? Cornell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personally, this was a very difficult decision, but it was the right decision for our company.â&#x20AC;? The Minneapolisbased retailer has B.C. locations in Campbell River, Courtenay, Nanaimo, Victoria, Saanich, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, Delta, Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge,

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these documents could be used by anyone seeking to maximize environmental damage or cause harm to the public by intervening prior to or during a response,” the company said. The province’s December motion argued release is “imperative” for all intervenors to meaningfully participate in the review because the NEB process is “the only forum in which Trans Mountain’s ability to effectively respond to a spill can be probed and tested.” It said the company’s “vague and perfunctory justifications” for withholding details are based on unverified assumptions and are “utterly unpersuasive.” Various intervenors, including the province, were expected to file further information requests to the NEB by a Friday deadline in a second and final round of written questions and answers. B.C. Green Party deputy leader and MLA Andrew Weaver said the province must end the equivalency agreement that delegates its environmental assessment to the federal government and instead conduct its own independent hearings. “The province at this point has no choice but to pull out,” Weaver

said. “It’s totally unacceptable. If you’re not going to provide something as fundamental as an emergency response plan for the most critical aspect of your whole proposal then this is clearly not working in the interests of British Columbians.” Weaver said it’s particularly unreasonable that the emergency plan documents were not provided in time for intervenors to pose questions by Friday’s deadline. An environment ministry spokesman would not say if the province is contemplating a pull out, adding

B.C. continues to insist any heavy oil pipeline meet its five conditions to proceed. The NEB is expected to make a final recommendation on the application to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline by Jan. 25, 2016. The federal government would then have six months to approve or reject the project. The proposed $5.4-billion pipeline twinning would nearly triple Trans Mountain’s capacity to 890,000 barrels of oil per day and bring hundreds of additional oil tankers through Burrard Inlet each year.

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Target closures not surprising Last Thursday morning, the 17,000 Target employees working for the company in Canada found out they will be losing their jobs. Target’s U.S. parent announced it plan to close all 133 stores, including the one at Cottonwood Mall in Chilliwack. The closure comes just two years after Target opened to great fanfare in Canada, after taking over most Zellers stores and their leases. In years to come, Target’s advance and retreat in Canada will likely be used as a classic textbook case study in business schools. The company had a good reputation in Canada before it opened a single store here, given that many Canadians live near the border and regularly shopped at U.S. Target stores. It decided to take over an existing chain that had a loyal core of shoppers, close down those stores and lay off all employees. It then completely renovated them, and opened a large number of stores all across the country, all at once. This is something that no other U.S. retailer who has made the trek north has done. Walmart took over Woolco, but gradually rebranded their stores. There were far fewer Woolco stores than Zellers stores. Walmart also gradually opened new stores and, in more recent years, has renovated its stores to add large grocery sections. Building supply stores Home Depot and Lowe’s both entered the Canadian market more gradually, even though they were (and remain) large U.S. chains. Costco also came into Canada more gradually as well. By all accounts, all these companies have done well with their Canadian operations. By coming in more slowly, they all learned the challenges of doing business in Canada, including the higher costs of distributing to a smaller number of stores that are more widely geographically separated than in the U.S. They also learned that Canadian shopping habits differ from U.S. ones, and have catered their offerings to Canadian habits. Target got off to a bad start when its stores opened here. Inventory at many stores was spotty, and there were persistent reports of empty shelves. Prices were considerably higher than at U.S. stores, which may have been understandable, but was a cause of resentment by many formerly loyal Target customers. The Target stores will likely close over the next few months, as the Canadian subsidiary is wound down. It isn’t good news for the employees. At the same time, it shows that, in business, it is vital to have products that meet consumers’ needs, and to be able to execute a proven growth strategy. Companies who forget those fundamental lesson simply cannot stay in business. - Black Press

Hippy science is easy, and wrong B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Did you do a “cleanse” to start the year? A diet or supplements to, you know, “detox” your body? Please, if you did, I don’t want the details. I’m here to discuss the underlying assumptions of this fad. TV presenter Dr. Oz is a promoter of various schemes, soup diets and the like, but there are many books and consumer products being flogged. “Supplements, tea, homeopathy, coffee enemas, ear candles and foot baths promise you a detoxified body,” writes Ontario pharmacist Scott Gavura, who treats cancer patients with medicine’s most potent drugs. Frustrated by the pharmacy

industry’s willingness to cash in on fake cures for nonexistent conditions, Gavura began contributing to ScienceBasedMedicine.org, where you can search “detox” find his takedown of this notion. He traces the roots of purification rituals in religious and medical history, such as when patients were bled with leeches. Actual “detox” is administered in hospital for those with dangerous levels of drugs, alcohol or other poisons. Credible physicians abandoned theories of “autointoxication” in the 19th century. “Today’s version of autointoxication argues that some combination of food additives, salt, meat, fluoride, prescription drugs, smog, vaccine ingredients, GMOs and perhaps last night’s bottle of wine are causing a buildup of ‘toxins’ in the body,”

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had been convinced to pay $2 for water in plastic bottles, and this somehow led to the conclusion that their tap water is only fit for washing clothes and driveways. Vaccinations? Don’t get me started. In the past year I have had an argument with a registered nurse at a blood donor clinic, annoyed that the health ministry denied her imagined “right” to infect frail patients with influenza, and with a veteran politician who only recently overcame a vague taboo against putting vaccines in her body. It’s no wonder people constantly fall for enviro-scares like toxins from the Alberta oil sands that are actually concentrated in cities where all that fuel is burned, or the threat of genetically modified canola oil, or smart meters. The media are frequently part of the problem, lacking scientific

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mountain near the tunnel. He dropped everything just to lead us there. So I have been trying to find this good man and send him my thanks. I have searched Google maps, trying to find his house without success. But I am sure that one of your readers

must know Wayne. He is easy to spot. Wayne is a nice white-haired gentleman, over 50 who lives at the end of a dead-end street. He was working on his porch when we asked for help. So he jumped into his pickup truck, and led us to the tun-

nel. It was only about five minutes from his house. Perhaps Wayne himself is reading this, I hope so. But if anyone else knows Wayne, could you kindly contact me at eva@onlyusapp.com. Thank you so much. Eva Hwang

Slow down and move over Last week I witnessed a pickup stuck in a snow bank outside the Legion. The owner called a tow truck and it came with all lights flashing. The operator was wearing a bright vest and lights were flashing on the stuck pickup. Two cars came and turned around. A third car – a small car with a sign on top – kept

coming. The pickup driver was blowing the horn and the tow man was waving and hollering. To no avail, the car hit the cable, busting out the windshield. The professional driver must have been setting his GPS. The new law about emergency vehicles now includes tow trucks. Move over if you

can and slow down. Tow trucks only have amber flashers. They need blue lights like police and ambulance – Christy Clark take note. P.S. If you are happy and you know it, your face will surely show it. Dick Gardner, The new Steve D.

Hunters sold out by B.C. government I am shocked at the news that the allocation policy, which had been agreed upon in 2007, has now essentially been ripped up and a new deal struck behind closed doors, without consultation of the resident hunters of B.C. or the BCWF. These new allocation numbers are outrageous: 40 per cent of the grizzly draws; 35 per cent of goat; 40 per cent of sheep, and on it goes. Just 3.7 per cent of the hunters get 40 per cent of the hunts, while 96.3 per cent of the hunters get the 60 per cent.

Foreign trophy hunters are being given hunts at 17 times the rate that residents are. There are only a few thousand tags given out of each of the species in a draw each year to keep hunting sustainable and fair. Many of the areas in question have odds as high as 50:1 because of the demand for these species. Taking as much as 40 per cent of the hunts away from citizens of British Columbia will increase these odds to the point that it would be pointless to ever enter

the draw. The HCTF has collected tens of millions of dollars to fund research and habitat enhancement projects, and we support that with words, deeds, volunteer hours, sweat, and dollars. And now you give away an additional 20 to 30 per cent resident allocation to a small number of foreigners – people who don’t even live here. Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thompson’s decision is not supported by policy, is not a reflection of resident priority, and is

Festive Favourites a ‘special Christmas gift’ I so enjoyed receiving a copy of the 2015 Festive Favourites. It was a special Christmas gift to me as all my Christmas decorations etc. were damaged due to a flood in my basement. I think our local paper is so special and this addition with the Christmas carols and recipes was so appreciated. Deloros Hampton

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It was the 8 a.m. concert band class. I was in Grade 10, or maybe 11. We were a big group – perhaps 50 of us – and as a bass player I was tucked in the back row with the percussion section. There were three or four guys on things like snare drums, tympani, cymbals and the like. I don’t remember the song, but Kevin had the cymbals. The song required one of those 1812 Overture style flourishes – CRASH – and Kevin was having a hard time. We’d attended elementary school together. His house was just a couple hundred yards from the school. He was quirky. Not in his behaviour, but his English accent, big ears and a sharp nose set him apart. He was so painfully shy you had to strain to hear him at times. I also remember him as a kind and gentle kid. That day in band, all eyes were on him. The teacher stopped the song and told him to give the cymbals a real crash. *clink* “Come on Kevin, a big crash!” the teacher demanded. *clink* And so on, until the teacher lost his cool. “COME ON, KEVIN!” The room dissolved into laughter. At the teacher’s frustration. But also at Kevin’s inexplicable inability to express himself. Isn’t smashing cymbals the controlled mayhem all teens

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love? For some reason, Kevin just couldn’t. Years later, I wondered what life was like for Kevin at that time. Did he have many friends? Didn’t seem to. Was he teased a lot? Did he fit in somewhere? For an average kid the cymbal thing would just be embarrassing. I wondered if for Kevin it was like another small stone placed upon a set of shoulders already carrying too many. A couple years earlier, I hung with a group of friends. One guy was obese, and we teased him relentlessly. Silly names I won’t repeat. He was tough and smart, though, and gave as good as he got. I liked him as well as any of my friends, but we exploited his vulnerability. At my last high school reunion, we caught up. He apologized – to me! – for how we treated each other. Like I said, he gave as good as he got, but I was an a**hole to him. And he was outnumbered. Maybe it’s the fact we’ve both grown up. We’re parents now, and consider some of our childhood behaviour not just childish, but cruel. But it’s a different world now, too. The hurtful teasing, the names, the bullying – it still happens in schools today, but those who challenge it, those who would stamp it out, are empowered. Bullying prevention starts the day kids arrive at school. It’s part of the curriculum from kindergarten through Grade 12, in one form or another. There’s just so much talk and modelling around respectful behaviour and interaction. Next month is Pink Shirt Day, a day of solidarity for all people against

bullying of any form. Children today are subject to pressures that didn’t exist a generation or two ago. But in terms of bullying, they’re being given the tools to spot it and are more empowered to stop it. And there’s a more open dialogue about what is playful teasing, what is mean, and when and where it becomes bullying and cruelty. As for Kevin, not long after we graduated from high school he tried to rob a Brinks truck in downtown Vancouver. He pried open the door, slashed a Brinks guard in the face with a knife and tried to steal a handful of cash before fleeing. As he ran away, the other guard shot him in the buttocks. Kevin kept running, out by the corner of Howe and Dunsmuir streets. The next gunshot hit him in the back of the head. That was it for Kevin. His parents were shocked. He’d never had a brush with the law before, they said. But later, investigators found a bullet-proof vest, shotgun, steeltoed boots, ammunition, a small propane tank, firecrackers and an explosive device in his bedroom. After all these years, Kevin was clearly preparing to express himself. I have no idea what Kevin’s life was like. I have no clue the trajectory from that day in band class, from high school, from any of it to that horrible end. Are the Kevins of today having a better time? I hope so. Chris Bryan is the editor of the New Westminster NewsLeader.


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Construction to start on B.C.’s biggest wind farm Tom Fletcher Black Press

B.C.’s fifth wind farm will have 61 turbines and electricity output equivalent to supply for 54,000 homes, making it the largest in the province so far. Site clearing for the Meikle Wind project began last fall on wind-swept peaks north-

west of Tumbler Ridge, and California-based Pattern Energy expects to start construction in June with an expected completion date of late 2016. Meikle Wind is the third in the Tumbler Ridge area, and the fourth in the region including Bear Mountain Wind near Dawson Creek. The only wind farm so far constructed

outside the Peace region is at Cape Scott on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. Northwest B.C. has significant potential for wind power as well, Energy Minister Bill Bennett said after a project announcement Tuesday in Tumbler Ridge. He added that the company’s decision to invest $400 million shows

the Site C dam isn’t the death knell for independent power that some feared. “Site C actually enables more renewable energy,” Bennett said. “Wind is the cheapest renewable technology available today, and it has come down in cost significantly over the last five years.” BC Hydro CEO Jessica

McDonald said the Crown corporation has several more wind projects being considered under its “standing offer” purchase program. BC Hydro signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for the Meikle project in 2008. Pattern Energy took it over from Vancouver-based Finavera Wind Energy, which re-

ceived four contracts for area projects in BC Hydro’s 2008 clean energy call. The environmental assessment certificate for Meikle Wind has 24 conditions, including a bird and bat monitoring and adaptive management plan and a reduced footprint to minimize habitat disturbance and visual effects.

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Rocky year ahead for B.C. mining

News Tom Fletcher Black Press

B.C.’s mining industry heads into 2015 with slumping commodity prices, closures and layoffs at coal operations and efforts to continue

recovery from B.C.’s worst mine-related structural failure. Imperial Metals applied last week to restart the Mount Polley coppergold mine near Williams Lake, to produce about half the ore it did before

its tailings dam abruptly failed in August 2014. The company’s Red Chris copper-gold mine in northwestern B.C. is up and running, but facing a six-year low in the world price of copper. Coal mines in the Koo-

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tenays, a mainstay of the B.C. industry, remain in production, but slower growth in Asia and a low metallurgical coal price forced Anglo American Coal and Walter Energy to shut down mines at the northeast coal hub of Tumbler Ridge last fall. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett heads for the Association for Mineral Exploration B.C. conference in Vancouver Jan. 26-29. He said in an interview last week the price of copper has dipped to a level where there is concern about layoffs at metal mines, but the current “bear market” is less of a concern for mineral exploration, with mineral discoveries taking years to develop. Taseko Mines confirmed Monday it is reducing its workforce at the Gibraltar Mine near Williams Lake by nearly 50 positions due to the price of copper. Premier Christy Clark’s jobs plan set a target of eight new mines and nine expansions by the end of 2015. Since 2011, startups include Copper Mountain near Princeton, New Afton near Kamloops, Mount Milligan west of Prince George, Bonanza Ledge near Quesnel and Yellow Giant on Banks Island near Prince Rupert. Last week Environment Minister Mary Polak issued two five-year mine permit extensions to keep alive projects facing opposition from local aboriginal communities. One was for the Tulsequah Chief mine project near Atlin, determined to have been “substantially started” with site work after a long legal battle with the Taku River Tlingit First Nation. The other extension is for the Taseko’s New Prosperity copper-gold project near Williams Lake, which has twice been rejected by the federal government due to environmental concerns over acid rock contamination. The Tsilhqot’in Nation remains adamantly opposed to the open-pit proposal. Bennett said both companies and the government need to continue talks about revenue sharing and impacts with affected aboriginal communities as they apply for operating permits. “An important part of that process under the Mines Act is for them to engage with First Nations, and an important part for the Crown is to consult and accommodate, so there’s lots of work to do,” Bennett said.


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Community

Ed Hill is coming back to Hope

A familiar face is returning to Hope in February for a special book reading.

From the spring of 1993 to the fall of 1997, Staff Sgt. Ed Hill was in charge of the Hope

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not far from where, as a rookie cop, he almost blew himself up in a residential backyard. You might also be surprised to learn of Hill’s major investigation into Second World War ordinance on the Sunshine Coast. It shut down the entire Howe Sound Pulp and Paper mill in 1991. Hill’s stories in Busted confirm that police work, like life, is unpredictable. He will be at the Hope Arts Gallery on Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. for a special book reading and signing. Hope Arts Gallery re-opens for 2015 on Feb. 1.

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Former Hope RCMP Staff Sgt. Ed Hill will be in Hope on Feb. 6 for a special book reading and signing at the arts gallery.

community in many ways. In 1997, Hill was transferred to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast, where he spent his last six years in the force before retiring. Hill has been a professional artist for almost 30 years and his works are on display at the Hope Arts Gallery, located at 349 Fort St. He has also written a book of true short stories, titled Busted, about his family’s experiences in the RCMP over his 34-year career, including one from Hope. Join Hill on Vancouver’s seedy streets in a dangerous undercover murder investigation. Learn why he had to arrest his own son, Bryson, and put him in jail. Ever heard of the Marijuana Detector? Hill used one to bust a dealer in Cloverdale –

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A14 Hope Standard Thursday, January 22, 2015

50th Anniversary of the Hope Slide

Killer slide buries four people A

m a s s i v e avalanche d u m p e d thousands of tons of rock and snow on a three-mile section of the Hope-Princeton Highway, nine miles east of Hope on Jan. 9. The occupants of at least one car and a truck driver were buried under debris piled up to 300 feet deep. Another truck driver, Don Stephanishin of Kamloops, escaped when he abandoned his truck and ran back to safety before the mountainside collapsed. RCMP at Princeton said Stephanishin spotted a yellow car containing three young adults stuck in a small slide 13 miles east of Hope at about 6 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9. They yelled to the occupants, two men

and a woman, to abandon the vehicle and run for safety in case another slide comes down, but they stayed in the car.

Trucks, car engulfed Police said the driver of another truck, a semi-trailer unit loaded with hay, stopped behind Stephanishin, but stayed in his cab while Stephanishin went up the road to warn other traffic. Stephanishin told police the main slide roared down on the two vehicles and his Arrow Transfer tanker minutes after he left the scene. Police said there is little hope any survivors will be found. Dan Chervenka, 29, president of the Hope Search and Rescue

group, who visited the avalanche scene said: “It is a tremendous slide, absolutely unbelievable, and totally devastating.” Highways officials said it may take three days before the slide is cleared and it is not known definitely if any more vehicles are buried under the rubble. There were also warnings that warmer weather could trigger more slides in the area.

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Highways minister Phil Gaglardi (centre) on one of his visits to the Hope-Princeton slide area. Shown in the picture are the tires from the ill-fated oil tanker, one of three vehicles buried in the giant slide. Tanks and tires, fragments of the cab, a piece of windshield glass, an exhaust stack and transmission are among the pieces of the tanker recovered to date. No trace of the two persons believed to have been in the tanker cab have been found.

Roy Corbett was the first piece of equipment on scene and began clearing the road into the main part of the slide. Highways minister Phil Gaglardi flew to the scene from his home in Kamloops to direct operations. Deputy highways minister Tom Miard and three senior engineers from the department flew to Hope from Victoria. Gaglardi, interviewed before he left Kamloops, said the avalanche was triggered by mild weather in the wake of recent heavy snowfalls. He said a small snow slide fell across the highway at about 4 a.m. The main slide roared down about 90 minutes later. “First it snowed, then the blasted side of the mountain came down,” he said. The main body of the slide, about 1.5 miles long and 300 feet deep, is located about 12 miles east of here. The highway is also blocked about 10 miles east of Hope by about 300 feet of mud and rock spread 10 feet deep across the road. Eyewitnesses said the smaller block was formed when part of the main slide tore along the Nicolum

Creek bed running dozer had to be used parallel to the high- to begin clearing way, gouged out the the slide because no creek bed, and swept highways department on to the road. equipment was availHighways depart- able. ment worker Eric He said a snow shovDouglas, one of the el used by the departfirst persons on scene, ment was parked at a reported the slide was sand stockpile in the still moving when he slide area and was burattempted to climb ied by the avalanche. to the summit of Two Greyhound the rock, snow and buses were halted by mud this the slide morning. shortly Dougafter it las and blocked “It is a a comthe hightremendous panion way. got about slide, absolutely Comhalf way p a n y unbelievable, when they spokesdetected men in and totally m o v e Va n c o u devastating.” ment and ver said turned the busback. He es, both Dan Chervenka said that if heading any vehifor the cles were c o a s t , trapped they would were rerouted through have been swept right the canyon. off the highway and Hope construction carried across to the man Carl Anderson, opposite side of the whose company built the Hope-Princeton, valley. He said the occu- toured the area and pants of any vehicles warned there is real caught by the slide danger of more slides would have met with all along the route if the thaw continues. certain death. The Search and Res“There could be other vehicles in there,” cue Group headed by he said. “We can’t see Chervenka took 90 through the muck. It minutes to climb to might be days before the top of the rubble deposited on the highwe know.” The spokesperson way by the slide. “Even while we were said a private bull-

at the top there was rock still cracking and breaking away and rumbling down the mountain into a shallow valley which was created between the slide’s summit and the mountain,” Chervenka said. From the summit, he said, they were able to see the course taken by the slide after it broke away from the mountain. “It crashed down over the road and into the valley with such force that it shot up the opposite side of the valley about 500 feet. A little lake by the road, called Beaver Lake, was completely eliminated.”

Trees lifted “We could see how the slide had swept into the lake, forcing the water out. The water flowed down the valley carrying all sorts of trees, and other debris,” said Chervenka. Two cabins in the area were buried under the slide but local residents said they were unoccupied in winter. This story was taken from The Hope Standard souvenir edition in January 1965.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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..

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 deb.ireland@fvrl.bc.ca

WEDNESDAY $how Me the Money: A beginner’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 dol-

Seniors Coffee and Conversation: Drop in to discuss current events or visit with friends while you have a cup of coffee and a homemade treat. Thursday, Jan. 29 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl.bc.ca

FRIDAY Friday Afternoon Help: Book a half-hour uninterrupted “Help!” session. Whether you are learning to use your new e-reader, mystified by email or anything in between - the library can help find you

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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. 25 1:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl.bc.ca

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Hope Aglow: Join us in celebrating 25 years of Aglow International in Hope. Come for a free continental breakfast, time of worship celebration, and interact with a dynamic speaker. This month, Sue Martin will be sharing on “What if... learning to walk in fullness in God.” She is a formal Bible translator and a facilitator for the Joshua Project in Hope. Prayer ministry always available. Saturday, Jan. 24 10 a.m. Hope Centre 888 3rd Ave. 604-869-3286 kmc2@telus.net

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A16 Hope Standard Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sports Mustangs struggle at weekend tournaments

Barry Stewart Hope Standard

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Hope Mustang, Manee Warren, goes up for a shot while Gregory Thompson looks on, during the opening game of the boys’ annual Hoopfest at Hope Secondary. The lunchtime tipoff allowed for a large crowd of local students to cheer on the Mustangs in their game versus the Aldergrove Totems. The visitors’ strong shooting — including 48 points from outside the three-point arc — led them to a convincing 106-43 win.

contributing nine points for the Mustangs. Agassiz went on to a fourth-place finish. Despite the humbling tournament and regular-season losses, Giles spoke of the positives he has seen from his squad. “We have a bunch of guys who have never played before this year — many of them Grade 12s — and it feels like the game is finally slowing down for them, in some respects. “They are seeing the floor better, understanding what to do in certain situations. It’s hard, when you’ve never played before, to go on the floor with a bunch of guys who have

been doing this for years, so I’m proud of those guys for keeping at it. “We’ve lost a lot this year — and the biggest problem with losing is that it can cause you to develop some bad habits. When we turn the ball over, there are moments when heads hang and the body language isn’t very good at all.  “We have to be a team that hustles every second we are on the floor.”  The boys have three upcoming games against Abby Christian, Highroad Academy and Unity Christian, to close out the season. The senior girls traveled to Barriere for a 10-team tournament and

coach Jeff Kuhn said, “It was good for our girls, but the scores didn’t really reflect that. “Our first draw was against Lake District, who are ranked sixth in the province. We played a great first half… down 20-19 at half time… but they came out with five straight threes and beat us by 30. “Our loss moved us into a game against Heritage Christian, who are ranked third in the province.   We played our best game yet but fell to them as well, by 22 points. The final game we won 30-14 against Xet’olacw (Mount Currie)  — our only victory, but our worst game.

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“There were 10 teams invited to the tourney and our half of the bracket had three in the top 10, provincially. Had we been in the other half of the draw, we could have been in the finals… but the girls realized these were tough teams and were happy with their efforts,” said Kuhn. The girls also have three league games remaining, with Unity Christian travelling to Hope for a 6:15 p.m. game on Feb. 2. “Since there are six teams in our conference, we are guaranteed one playoff game,” added the coach, “but it will most likely be against the number one or number two seed.”

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Hope’s senior Mustangs girls and boys faced stiff competition in tournament action last weekend, with only one victory to show for their efforts. The boys hosted their annual Hoopfest, with seven teams attending. Action started at noon on Friday, when Hope met the Aldergrove Totems. Coach Jake Giles said, “The crowd for the opening game was great. It was really good for the guys to have the bleachers full and cheering for them. Because the boys aren’t used to that, it gave them a boost, for sure, but also probably made them a little more nervous.” Aldergrove’s Lovy Brar set the stage with 10 three-pointers, while Hope’s Blake Deschenes countered with 15 points and Brendan Prawdzik, 14. The visitors’ balanced firepower let them cruise to a 10643 win. Brar scored another eight treys against Agassiz and won the threepoint contest with 11 baskets but his team’s shooting cooled off in Saturday night’s championship match, with DW Poppy posting a 53-30 win. The Mustangs were short two starters in their second game, versus Langley Fundamental on Friday night. “We played them in the Agassiz tournament earlier this year and beat them” said coach Giles. “They were missing a player in that game, and we were missing two starting players in this game.  We probably could have had a more competitive game than we did.” Deschenes led Hope’s effort with 11 points but Langley rolled to a 7734 win. “We were down two starters against Agassiz as well, on Saturday morning,” said Giles.  “We had played them twice before the tournament — both close games — but this time, without two starters, it was a little bit more difficult.  “With Blake out with a knee injury, they put a full court press on us and we had a few more turnovers than we would have liked. However, I was proud of the guys coming out strong in the first half. In the first half we handled the pressure well enough and showed some real tenacity.” Agassiz took a 64-31 win, with Prawdzik and Marcus Aubin each

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PLUMBING Licensed Plumber 22 Years Experience

• Licenced Gas Fitter & Contractor • Hot Water Tanks • Bonded/Insured

FREE ESTIMATES!

604-869-4566

Serving Hope & Area

GLEN TRAUN

LANDSCAPING • Commercial & Residential Yard Maintenance • Hydro Seeding • Brush Chipping

Servicing Hope & Area since 1979

604-869-2767 REAL ESTATE

Hey! If this got your attention, then it worked... call today to advertise your business: 604.869.2421

MOVERS

Integrity Movers Moving and Delivery Services “We’re not satisfied until you are” NEW TO HOPE

Hope Auto Body Ltd.

Est. 1990

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

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

ELECTRICAL • Residential • Rural • Commercial • New Construction • Renovations

Bonded/Insured Hope, B.C. 94574

PLUMBING & HEATING • Gas, Oil & Propane Furnaces • Water Heaters • Class A Gas Fitter REGISTERED WITH B.C. SAFETY AUTHORITY

LLOYD’S UTILITIES

SPACE FOR RENT

REAL ESTATE Nyda Realty (Hope)

604-869-2945(office) 604-860-5478 (cell) 287 Wallace St. Hope

ROBPELLEGRINO.COM

Hey! If this got your attention, then it worked... call today to advertise your business: 604.869.2421

• Cloverdale Paint Dealer • Blinds • Carpet & Vinyl • Ceramic Tile • Hardwood • Laminates • Free Estimates • Expert Installation

Scott Gilbert 604-860-8605

WHETHER BUYING OR SELLING

Nyda Realty (Hope)

FLOORING CANYON CARPETS

604-869-1111 604-869-6544

Honest, Reliable Service

Precision Exteriors

L. HISLOP CONTRACTING

604-860-5277

ASK AN EXPERT waynedyble.ca

CONSTRUCTION

CARPENTRY

FULL SERVICE GLASS SHOP

Scratch & Dent and Used

604-860-4441

AUTOMOTIVE

(Personal Real Estate Corporation)

“Lifetime Hope Area Resident” robp@remax.net 604-869-1290 (Cell Direct) 604-869-2945 (Office)

RE/MAX COMMUNITY TENT AVAILABLE

CARPETS FLOORING TILE BLINDS

Custom Woodworking Solutions Complete Renovations Custom Kitchens & Bathrooms Fully equipped shop

604-869-3449 (home) 604-869-1106 (cell) lornehislop@gmail.com

• Roofing • Siding • Windows • Doors & more

WCB Insured. Contact Jeremy for a FREE ESTIMATE

604-750-8025

“Protecting your inside from the outside”

SPACE FOR RENT

Your Ad Here! Hey! If this got your attention, then it worked... call today to advertise your business: 604.869.2421

PAINT

549 Wallace St• 604.869.2727

PLUMBING LICENSED, BONDED, TICKETED & INSURED

BLUE’S PLUMBING Hope & Area

HOT WATER TANKS, GAS FITTER, WATER LINES, DRAINAGE

604.750.0159 UPHOLSTERY

R O GE R S Upholstery Furniture, Windows, Fabric

604.860.0939

rogersupholstery@telus.net

In-home & on-line estimates

BUSINESS of the week

PHILLIPS TREE SERVICES

• Removals • Toppings • Chipping • Limbing Free Estimates, Fully Insured, Locally Owned & Operated.

604-702-8247

Your source for quality local professionals. ADVERTISING DEADLINE: Tuesdays at 4:30pm

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

7

OBITUARIES

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 33

INFORMATION

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...9-57

Disability Benefits Free Seminar

TRAVEL.............................................61-76 CHILDREN ........................................80-98

Speakers: Dr. Alison Bested, on ME/FM, CFS, other

EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696 RENTALS ......................................703-757 AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862

CLAPP, Leslie Mary Ann

MARINE .......................................903-920

CELEBRATIONS

Celebration of Life

Terry Comeault A Celebration of Life service honoring Terry will be held on Friday Jan. 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm. at Northwest Harvest, 888 Third Ave. Hope BC. There will be a time to share your favorite story of Terry. It will be a potluck style, bring something if you are able.

7

OBITUARIES

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Leslie Mary Ann Clapp passed away peacefully at the Fraser Canyon Hospital on Saturday January 10, 2015. She is remembered by her loving survivors; Larry Dent of Hope BC, her sister and brother-in-law Betty Jo & Vance Nickel and nephew Austin Klein all residing in Calgary AB, her daughter-in-law Tammy Gibney along with her family from Coquitlam BC, her aunts Mrs. Joyce Reddin from Richmond BC and Mrs. Marie Hac from Kelowna BC. As well as many cousins and extended family members throughout BC, AB and Ont. Mary Ann would like us to take this time to thank all her family, friends, nurses and doctors who have been a positive influence during her lifetime. No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Society and Cancer Research would be appreciated. Mary Ann, you are now on a new journey; we thank you for sharing your past adventures and know that you will be remembered by all the people you touch during your time with us!

Your community, your CLASSIFIEDS www.bcclassified.com COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 33

33

INFORMATION

Annamarie Kersop, Lawyer, Injury & No-Fault Benefits Date: Mon. Feb.9, 2015 at 7 pm Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver RSVP: 604-554-0078 or office@lawyerswest.ca www.LawyersWest.ca

Nov 11, 1954 – Jan 10, 2015

bcclassified.com

002A

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES 173

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is an in-demand career in Canada! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get the online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-888-528-0809 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

INFORMATION SOAR is Pacific Coastal Airline’s in-flight magazine. This attractive business & tourism publication is published bi-monthly (6 times/year). Great impact for your BC Business. More than 280,000 passengers fly Pacific Coastal Airlines. Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 or email fish@blackpress.ca

Celebration of Life for

Marge & Barry Dollis will be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Legion Hall, Hope, BC.

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INTRODUCTIONS

MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now: 1-800-712-9851

TRAVEL 74

604-746-6777

2459 McCallum Rd. Abby.

114

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

SUTCO IS seeking U.S. qualified Class 1 Drivers, steady year round dedicated runs and over the road work available. We offer group health benefits, pension, e logs, and auto deposit pay. apply on line at sutco.ca/fax resume and abstract to (250)-357-2009/call 1-888357-2612 ext.230

115

EDUCATION

APPLY NOW: A $2,500 Penny Wise scholarship is available for a woman entering the Journalism Certificate Program at Langara College in Vancouver. Application deadline April 30, 2015. Send applications to fbula@langara.bc.ca. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com/our-programs/scholarship.

FLAG PEOPLE NEEDED. Must be certified & have car. Full Time, Med/Dental after 3 months. $15/$16 p/hr post probation. www.bcroadsafe.com or (604)-7202635 or bcrshr@bcroadsafe.com

151

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

PACIFIC COMMUNITY Resources is seeking a client centered EPBC Case Manager for a 1 year term position. Please visit: www.pcrs.ca/careers for full job posting.

WE’RE ON THE WEB w w w.bcclassified.com

160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC (MILLWRIGHT)

The Langley Concrete Group Wants You!

VACATION SPOTS

RV LOT Rentals $8.95 a day. 362 days of sunshine, pets, events, classes, entertainment. Reserve by 02/14/2015. Web-site: www.hemetrvresort.com. Call: 1-800-926-5593

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can Earn $100,000 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM.GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can Earn $100,000 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM...Class 1 Drivers info@lydellgroup.ca

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 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.

M’akola Development Services CONTROLLER position: full cycle accounting, financial technical support and assistance. Visit: makola.bc.ca DEADLINE: Feb 9

Excavator & Backhoe Operator Training. Be employable in 4-6wks. Call 604-546-7600. www.rayway.ca

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

130

HELP WANTED

FRAMING CREWS

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.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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

TIMESHARE

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today/ 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

76

MIND BODY SPIRIT

CHANEL SPA Top Quality Services...

Julie Fisher, Lawyer, Long-Term Disability and CPP

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

We are a local progressive concrete pre-cast company based in Chilliwack. Duties include; preventative maint., scheduled repairs, and quick response repairs to ensure our modernized equipment runs efficiently. Routine equipment inspections and repairs are required. The Successful candidate must have good problem solving, diagnostic, interpersonal, and time management skills. Must be able to work flexible hours in a variety of conditions. Experience working with electrical systems and PLC programs would be a definite asset. Minimum requirements include completion of ITA certificate of qualification as an Industrial Mechanic, inter - provincial red seal endorsement, & a certificate of apprenticeship. Previous work experience in a related industry would be an asset.

OUR COMPANY OFFERS:

182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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 INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 1250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca C- 250-938-1944 LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars 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

CONTRACTORS

BARCLAY FLETCHER CONTRACTING, complete home reno’s, additions & more. (604)869-1686

257

DRYWALL

COMPLETE DRYWALL & stucco service. Repairs, renovations etc. Call (604)860-0400

260

ELECTRICAL

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

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

CANYON CARPETS, 549 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

Gutter & Roof Cleaning/Power Washing since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Simon, 604-230-0627

284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

LLOYD’S UTILITIES, gas, oil & propane furnaces, class A gas fitter. (604)869-1111 or (604)869-6544

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

300

LANDSCAPING

GLEN TRAUN LANDSCAPING, Commercial & Residential yard maintenance. Call 604-869-2767

320

MOVING & STORAGE

STARTING FROM $43.95/hour distinguishedmovers.com Call 778-237-4364

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

INTEGRITY MOVERS, moving & delivery services, New to Hope. Call (604)860-5277 Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

130

HELP WANTED

130

HELP WANTED

1.) Attractive Wages & Excellent Employee Benefits. 2.) Supportive, Engaged Atmosphere With Change Minded Management Group. 3.) Company Sponsored Social Activities.

Please e-mail resume, including cover letter & references: HR@ langleyconcretegroup.com

If this is of interest to you please contact us at: foxridgecareers@qualico.com

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.

Paper Carrier

needed for our

Motor Route Must have a reliable vehicle. Drop by the office or call 604-869-2421.

Rate of Pay:

$21.80 per hour as per CMAWBC Collective Agreement

Requirements:

Class 2 with Air Endorsement School Bus experience an asset

Applicants will full supporting documentation, including references to be forwarded to: Natalie Lowe-Zucchet Secretary-Treasurer School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) 650 Kawkawa Lake Road Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Email: alimb@sd78.bc.ca Fax: 604-869-7400 Questions regarding these positions may be directed to Dan Landrath, Transportation Supervisor at 604-796-1042.

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING 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.

338

PLUMBING

BRO MARV PLUMBING Plumbing, heating, clogged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com DAVE’S PLUMBING, licensed, insured, gas fitter, for all your plumbing needs. Call (604)869-4566

374

TREE SERVICES

PHILLIPS TREE SERVICES, Removals, Toppings. Free estimates & Fully Insured. Call 604-702-8247

377

UPHOLSTERY

ROGER’S UPHOLSTERY, furniture, windows, fabric, in-home & online estimates. Call 604-860-0939

387

WINDOWS

FRASER CANYON GLASS, for all your glass repairs, windshields domestic & imports. (604)869-9514

PETS 477

PETS

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

FURNITURE

706

RATTAN DINETTE SET, table with 4 chairs. $200 obo. Call (604)7969877

551

10am-4pm Tzeachten Hall 45855 Promontory Rd Over 100 tables. Kids stuff, vintage treasures, clothes, collectibles, household, DVD’s, records & more. $2 admission.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.

736

1.24 ACE. 4 Bedrooms 3600sft., dble Gar., Back onto Coq River, 5 mins to Coq. Malls. $2900/mo. 604649-8987 HOPE, 3 bdrm townhouse 1 1/2 baths, fenced back yard, F/S, W/D, attached storage area. Rent includes heat. N/P, N/S. Call 604869-9402 or 604-869-1432

SILVER CREEK

1 bdrm mobile home in Senior’s Community, furnished or unfurnished.

CALL GORDON (604)240-3464 750

SUITES, LOWER

pick a part

HOPE

2 BDRM basement suite, located on sunny side of town. Close to schools & shopping. Covered parking, $650/mon + $100 utilities. D.D. & Ref. Req. N/S Pets OK. Call 604845-1746 or email: angelmcl@hotmail.com

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOMES BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422

HOPE downtown, 1 Bdrm + den, sep entry, shrd lndry. Avail immed. $550. NS/NP, Ref’s. (778)552-5293

809

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 534

FLEA MARKETS

Legion Ladies Auxiliary

FLEA MARKET

SUNDAY JANUARY 25, 2015

9am - 2pm tables available 604-869-2174

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

TRUCK CANOPY, fits a Chev, good condition. (604)869-2336 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.

812

1983 Call

AUTO SERVICES

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

RENTALS 706

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOPE, 1 & 2 BEDROOM APT., for rent $575 - $650, Park Royal, heat & hot water inc., balcony, covered parking, 55, NP, NS. Best Loc Hope. Ref’s required. Call (604)860-0236 Linda or (604) 8251444 SCRAP CAR Removal TOP CA$H PAID on the spot. Local Business. www.a1casper.com 604-378-2029

The Scrapper

This week’s puzzle answers!

TRUCKS & VANS

HOMES FOR RENT

TRANSPORTATION

STAFFORDSHIRE bull terrier, P.B. CKC reg’d. Staffies, only 6 left. Call Candace 604-780-4771.

851

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

REAL ESTATE

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

STEEL BUILDINGS...”REALLY BIG SALE!” All steel building models and sizes. Plus extra savings. Buy now and we will store until spring. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca

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

845

HOPE, 2 vacant pads for rent in senior’s community. First 3 months free pad rent. Call Gordon 604-240-3464

MOVING OUT SALE, furniture, appliances, lawn mower, electric scooter and much more. 67601 Jason Rd. Call (604)206-0267

627

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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

FREE KITTENS born Dec 1st Call Evenings: 604-796-9935

TRANSPORTATION

HOPE

GARAGE SALES

Huge Flea Market Saturday Jan 24

in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at:

fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

RENTALS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane DL# 31038 604-855-0666 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. 2003 HONDA ACCORD 2 dr, auto, full load, ST#586 $6,900. 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. 2010 DODGE JOURNEY 4 dr, auto, loaded, 7 psgr STK#428. $13,900. 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.

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

33166 South Fraser Way DL# 40083 778-908-5888

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

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. 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. 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.

Financing Available www.keytrackautosales.ca

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.

Time for a new car?

DISTRICT OF HOPE John Fortoloczky, Chief Administrative Officer Check out the transportation section (800’s) of the classifieds to find “Deals On Wheels”

325 Wallace St. / 604-869-5671 info@hope.ca / www.hope.ca

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A20 Hope Standard Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Chevrolet.ca

OFFERS END FEB 2ND

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the lease of a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS/LT (1LS/1LT) and Sonic LS/LT (1LS/1LT). Freight ($1,600) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and applicable taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. *Offer valid to eligible retail lessees in Canada who have obtained credit approval by and entered into a lease agreement with GM Financial, and who accept delivery from January 12 through February 2, 2015 of any new or demonstrator 2015 model year Chevrolet (except 2015MY Chevrolet Colorado 2SA). City Express excluded at outset of program; will be eligible once residuals become available. General Motors of Canada will pay the first two bi-weekly lease payments as defined on the lease agreement (inclusive of taxes). After the first two bi-weekly payments, lessee will be required to make all remaining scheduled payments over the remaining term of the lease agreement. PPSA/RDPRM is not due. Consumer may be required to pay dealer fees. Insurance, license, and applicable taxes not included. Additional conditions and limitations apply. GM reserves the right to modify or terminate this offer at any time without prior notice. See dealer for details. †† Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickup models delivered in Canada between January 12 and February 2, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on eligible Chevrolet vehicle (except Colorado 2SA, Corvette, Camaro Z28, Malibu LS, Silverado 1500 and HD). Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/ Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer car or Chevrolet Cobalt or HHR that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year Chevrolet car, SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between January 12 and February 2, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive): $1,500 credit available on eligible Chevrolet vehicles (except Colorado 2SA, Corvette, Camaro Z28, and Malibu LS). Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice † Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. > Based on WardsAuto.com 2012 Upper Small segment, excluding Hybrid and Diesel powertrains. Standard 10 airbags, ABS, traction control and StabiliTrak. *^ Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ~ Requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Visit onstar.ca for coverage maps, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity is available on certain vehicles and in select markets. Customers will be able to access this service only if they accept the OnStar User Terms and Privacy Statement (including software terms). ¥ Lease based on a purchase price of $16,705/$21,000 (including $0/$1,500 lease credit and a $750 Winter Cash) for a 2015 Cruze LS (1SA) and Cruze LT (1SA/MH8/R7T). Bi-weekly payment is $79/$99 for 48 months at 0.5% APR and includes Freight and Air Tax, on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometers limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $1,450/$1,450 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $9,729/$11,803, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $7,214/$9,499.70. ¥¥ Lease based on a purchase price of $15,225/$19,300 (including 0/$1,200 lease credit and a $750 Winter Cash) for a 2015 Sonic LS (1SA/ M26) and Sonic LT (1SD/MH9/C60). Bi-weekly payment is $75/$89 for 48 months at 0.5% APR and includes Freight and Air Tax, on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometers limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $1,600/$1,600 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $9,396/$10,888, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $6,040/$8,690. ¥/¥¥ Price and total obligation excludes license, insurance, registration, taxes, dealer fees, optional equipment. Other lease options are available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers. See your dealer for conditions and details. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. ^Whichever comes first. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ^^Whichever comes first. See dealer for details.

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Hope Standard, January 22, 2015  

January 22, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard

Hope Standard, January 22, 2015  

January 22, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard