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A road map to safer streets

Lorene Keitch THE OBSERVER

Ingrid Haines wants the speeding to stop. Now. Haines is tired of the "Agassiz Speedway" out front of her house at the corner of McDonald and Vimy Road and she wants something done about it before someone gets seriously injured or killed. Haines, her husband, their five children and their two cats live in what should be an idyllic neighbourhood. Beautiful views, Friendly neighbours and farmland just steps away. But, out front of their house is a long, straight stretch of 50 km/ hour roadway that runs between the Haig Highway and the Agassiz-Rosedale Highway. And she sees a constant race of reckless drivers who treat it like a raceway. One of her children, Caleb, already had a close call with a driver. Last summer, he and his brother were out on their bikes. Caleb had a bike trailer and was pulled off to the side of Vimy

Road while he waited for his brother. All of a sudden, a car came racing up the road. He tried to get off his bike but didn't make it in time. The driver swerved around his trailer and ended up knocking Caleb over. The woman stopped briefly to ask if he was OK then drove off. His mother says while he wasn't injured, it could have been much worse. So when a late-night truck drove at breakneck speed down McDonald road last month, Haines finally had enough. She fired off a letter to the District of Kent, asking for something to be done. “I have been concerned about the fast driving vehicles on McDonald / Vimy Road since I moved here over five years ago,” she wrote. “If something isn’t done about this, someone is going to be badly hurt or is going to die and I cannot live with that.” She suggests that speed bumps would be an appropriate solutions well as stop sings on all

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Ingrid Haines and four of her five children, Janaye (at left), Caleb, Kalacia and Josiah, stand in front of their home which fronts McDonald road. Ingrid is tired of the cars that recklessly speed down her road and wants the District to come up with a plan to slow drivers down.

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three corners of Vimy / McDonald Roads. The letter led to a lively discussion at the last Kent Council meeting, addressing Haines' concerns as well as the increased traffic on roads such as Mountainview and Fir. Councillors debated between traffic calming devices like speed bumps versus more RCMP enforcement. Coun. Duane Post suggested it’s time to have a look at speed bumps. His view was that speed bumps could deter speeding 24 hours a day whereas more enforcement cannot be done on all roads at all hours of the day. "It's time we addressed the situation in a more obvious way” said Post. However, Mayor John Van Laerhoven said the problem with speed bumps is they deter emergency vehicles from quick access when needed, a concern when there are several care homes along those roads. Continued on 2

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Raising the poles of success Lorene Keitch THE OBSERVER

Official dignitaries, students, staff and citizens gathered to celebrate the forward movement at Seabird College last week. In a windy outdoor ceremony, positive words flowed from the MC, the chief and other dignitaries about the importance of this moment, commemorated by the raising of two totem poles which outline the entrance to the local college doors. “We’re taking care of something that really belongs to our children and grandchildren,” said Chief Clem Seymour. The gathering was organized to unveil two new totem poles for the college and to celebrate the college's recent approval from the Private Career Training Institutions Agency of BC (PCTIA). PCTIA, a Crown Corporation, sets basic education

The District of Kent has retained the engineering consultant services of Boulevard Transportation to undertake the assessment of a District Transportation Network Plan. The completed document is to provide existing and future road network analysis with growth related short and long term road improvement projects including road classifications, crosssections, sidewalks, pedestrian and cycling networks.

Tyrone McNeil standards for registered private career training institutions in B.C. and establishes standards of quality which must be met. Tyrone McNeil, Chair of the Seabird College Board, spoke about the significance of the day. “We’re identifying and giving recognition on the next steps of growth and education here in the community,” said McNeil. He paid tribute to Diane Janzen, director of education for

“They’re as negative to street safety as they could possibly be a positive for speed,” said Van Laehoven. Any sorts of infrastructure changes to add traffic calming devices is “quite an expense” to consider as well, added Mick Thiessen, director of engineering services. He listed other concerns for

traffic calming devices, including residents' concern about having to go over the bumps every day, issues of snow removal, increased traffic noise, traffic divergence into other neighbourhoods and, as mentioned, quick access for emergency vehicles. Thiessen also discussed Chilliwack’s moratorium on new traffic calming devices,

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An important part of the process is to seek clarification and input from residents to identify issues and provide ideas to help improve our community’s road network. A presentation will be given by the project team, and a series of display boards will be prepared to provide information. The public open house event will take place on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 from 4pm to 7pm at the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre (formally the Fitness / Activity Centre at 6660 Pioneer Avenue). We would like to hear your opinions on our community’s road and transportation network. This is your opportunity to: • review existing conditions • discuss current and future needs • provide ideas on improvements • discuss key priorities

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“We’re identifying and giving recognition on the next steps of growth and education here in the community”

the Seabird Island band, and her team for the hard work they did to achieve the PCTIA approval. "It means we’re delivering programs of a standard that the province recognizes," said McNeil. "It's not easy to be certified, but Diane and her staff have been diligent.” He said in no way does this mean they are finished growing, but that it’s important to pause and celebrate this step. Janzen spoke at the ceremony as well, explaining the two-year process for this milestone. She praised the Chief and Council and the Board of the College for having this great vision. She stated that Seabird College is unique, allowing adults who want to complete their high school education and train for a trades career to do both at the same time.

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instead focusing on measures such as Speedwatch and a neighbourhood toolkit to encourage safe driving called 'Hey Neighbour, Please Slow Down'. The other option bandied about the table was more RCMP enforcement. CAO Wallace Mah reported the last Council increased the local RCMP force by one member and added that an additional RCMP member would cost the District an estimated $150,000 per year. However, Mah said that when provincial highway patrol members have come to town, the District gets complaints from citizens of too much enforcement. Van Laerhoven said the other problem with RCMP enforcement focused on one area of town is that offenders simply move to another road. Coun. Sylvia Pranger expressed sympathy with the Haines family and said locals have asked RCMP for “a long time” for more enforcement on speeding. “It needs to be a priority for them,” said Pranger, to have visibility

on our local streets. Pranger suggested they start looking at preventative programs such as Speedwatch. “I don’t think we have the option of doing nothing,” said Pranger. Darcey Kohuch, director of development services, reported that in other communities, RCMP have encouraged people to write down license plate numbers of offending cars. That allows RCMP to contact the driver and let them know they are aware of their speeding. Council voted all in favour of a motion to advertise for Speedwatch volunteers, to seek RCMP comments about preventative measures and to investigate Chilliwack’s Slow Down Neighbour program. As for Haines, she just knows that, whatever is decided, something needs to happen. "I'm fighting for my kid's safety," she says. Where do you see the problem areas in town and what methods do you think will work to slow down drivers? Write us a letter to the editor at news@ahobserver.com

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Lions 'respectfully' decline renaming of Evergreen Park to Wiehler Park Lorene Keitch THE OBSERVER

Now that there will be a Parks and Recreation committee in the District of Kent, Council can send discussions from their chambers to the committee table. And once the member list is firmed up, it looks like there will already be at least one item to discuss. Council made a motion at the last Council meeting February 23 to move the deliberation of adding Peter Wiehler’s name to a Park and Street Naming Registry to the newly formed committee. Council’s decision arose from a staff report suggesting Council consider adding Peter Wiehler to the Park and Street Naming Registry. At a Council meeting in December, 2014, the discussion was prompted from to a letter by Wiehler's wife Sharon asking the District to consider renaming a park in Agassiz after her late husband. Suggestions included Evergreen park or Rockwell Park. Under Council’s direction, staff researched the history of Evergreen Park and the involvement of the AgassizHarrison Lions Club. They were heavily involved in Evergreen Park and were therefore presented with a request to rename the park to Wiehler

Peter Wiehler passed away due to ALS, leaving behind his wife, Sharon.

Park. According to the staff report, the Lions “respectfully declined the request as they did not agree that the Park should take on a resident's name.” The Lions executive did suggest they would be willing to work on an amenity in the park in dedication to Peter Wiehler. Coun. Duane Post says he found it “curious” that the Lions club has the authority to “dictate to us” what to name the park. Mayor John Van Laerhoven

asserted that their intention was to recognize the Lion’s contributions to the park, not that they could dictate to Council what they can and cannot do. Coun. Darcy Striker, a Lions club member himself, provided insight on the discussion from the Lions. He said they raised the point that there are a lot of good people out there, so “how do you choose one over the other?” when it comes to naming parks. However, he

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Approximately 20 residents attended an open house last week to share their thoughts and review the age-friendly plan drafted for Harrison Hot Springs. The plan was created to gather ideas on how to make Harrison a place that's accessible and livable for senior citizens. It was crafted through a series of consultations, workshops, a walkabout with residents and utilizing World Health Organization criteria as to what makes a community a good place to live as its citizens age. The draft plan, which now will go to the Village Council for approval, includes suggestions in four key areas of transportation and built environment, social and civic participation, employment and volunteerism and housing and health. There were dozens of ideas in the plan, such as sidewalk and curb improvements, development of trail guidelines, creating online and community public bulletin boards, creating a senior-friendly business decal program, organizing senior's fairs, implementing an E-health program and nursing outreach services , amongst many others. Community members shared feedback that in general, the age friendly plan looks good. They are curious where the money will come from for these projects and which ones may or may not be tackled. The Village was also sent a letter, signed by at least nine residents, that stated they “heartily endorse” the

Residents study the action plan for an age-friendly community in Harrison Hot Springs at the open house held Wednesday, Feb. 25.

initiative and anticipate the discussions of implementation and actions. Cherie Enns, the consultant hired for drafting the agefriendly plan, was on hand at the open house to answer questions. She heard feedback from the approximately 20 residents who came out. “People are happy enough with the plan,” Enns says. While it's up to the Council as to what to do with the plan, Enns says if they proceed with trying to achieve an official Age-friendly status, it would open up some funding opportunities for the village. “The designation gives you, at the very least, access to some seed funding,” says Enns. Lisa Grant, manager of development and community services, was also at the open

house to listen to feedback. She says the next step is to bring the plan back to Council. There may be changes based on resident feedback. Then, after formal adoption, Council can decide on a plan of action. Grant is happy with the draft plan, saying it’s really what they were looking for when they started this process early last year. “This is so unique to us,” says Grant. Having elements to creating the plan such as doing a walkabout and extensive local consultation led to a report that is unlike any other community’s and gives the Village “tangible” suggestions for positive change. Coun. John Hansen attended the open house. He said the plan looks good and now it's a

question of budgets. “It’s just a question of which have the costs and what we can afford,” says Hansen. He says they will have to look at "creative ways" to finance projects that were suggested in the plan. Hansen says in looking at an age-friendly Harrison, he would like to see something similar to the retirement home in Agassiz built in Harrison. “If we had something equivalent to that here, it would be incredible.” Coun. John Buckley also attended. “We’re on the right track,” says Buckley. He hopes they as a Council will be able to tackle as many of the suggestions made as possible.

Gas prices climb despite lagging crude oil

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Gasoline prices in parts of the Lower Mainland have soared 30 per cent since bottoming out at around $1 per litre in mid-January. And a petroleum industry analyst says there are multiple factors motorists can blame for the sudden pain they're now feeling at the pump. Refineries across North America have been shut down due to cold weather, a strike and even an explosion, said Jason Parent, vice-president of consulting for MJ Ervin and Associates.

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"A fair amount of refining capacity came offline and it really did tighten up supply," he said. That's been amplified by scheduled shutdowns for maintenance and something else that happens like clockwork as spring looms – more vehicles take to the road as winter recedes, gas supplies shrink further and pump prices rise. "It's not just you guys, it's happening across Canada," said Parent, adding the wholesale price gas stations pay has shot up sharply in recent weeks. Drivers struggle to understand how gas prices could be so high again when the price of crude oil is still way down. • Financial Assistance Application • Business Plan Advice • Entrepreneurial Support

The average Metro Vancouver price for regular gas of $1.31 as of Monday afternoon ($1.22 in Agassiz) is back to about the same level it was in early October. Back then, crude oil was above $85 a barrel compared to about $50 now after a slight rebound from its January lows. Parent said the divergence of the two commodities underscores the fact that the crude oil component cost is a small part of the overall picture that drives gas prices compared to refinery capacity and gasoline supply and demand. He said the weak Canadian dollar has also contributed to higher pump prices right now relative to stations in the U.S.

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Silver for slope style snowboarder Quinten Fast at Canada Winter Games 'When I saw my score I was so excited, I couldn’t stop smiling'

Quinten Fast rode his way to a silver medal finish in the men’s snowboard slope style competition at the Canada Winter Games last Friday, Feb. 27. Fast, Agassiz' sole competitor at the games, was in third position going into the finals at Tabor Mountain and after two mediocre attempts at the slope style course the 14-year-old put it all on the line, attempting a new trick that ultimately landed him on the podium. “I had a few rough landings on my first two runs,” said Fast. “I fell a few times because I just wasn’t focused and was having a hard time keeping my speed up for some of the features so all of the pressure was on my final run.” After a fresh wax job on his board, Fast refocused and tried to relax. “Right before my last run I was just trying to breathe deeply and not let negative thoughts get into my head,” he said. “I felt great and landed a really hard trick that I’ve been

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working on but hadn’t been able to get until today. I did some good spins on the rail and had to go pretty fast to catch them.” At the bottom of his final run, Fast knew he had done well but was surprised his score came back as high as it did. “When I saw my score I was so excited, I couldn’t stop smiling. The Canada Winter Games is probably the biggest contest I have done in my life. The course was so good, the jumps were super floaty, I just loved them.” Fast was one of 348 athletes, coaches and managers representing B.C. at the 2015 Canada Winter Games held in Prince George, February 13 to March 1. Team BC finished with 88 medals. Team BC was third in the overall medal count behind Quebec with 141 medals and Ontario with 111 medals. From B.C., 249 athletes showcased their commitment to sport through 88 podium performances including 21 gold, 34 silver,

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Is there room to cut? School trustees across B.C., including those in the Chilliwack school district, must be scratching their heads at their premier’s apparent lack of awareness about what’s going on in their schools and administration offices. Last week, Christy Clark suggested school boards grab a step-ladder and start picking some “low-hanging fruit” to the tune of nearly $54 million over the next two years from district administrative costs. Later, Education Minister Peter Fassbender clarified that school districts must find efficiencies to get administrative costs down to 6%, where they were 10 years ago, which requires 0.5% savings this year and 1% the year after. While there is a concern that trimming administrative costs will eat up valuable dollars that must go to the classroom, the province should lead the way by showing where this cost-cutting should be made. BC School Trustees’ Association president Teresa Rezansoff has been quoted as saying that Clark’s comments ignore the fact that school districts are already working together to save money and have been doing so for years. Among the ideas being touted is converting school board meetings to a paperless model and moving professional development workshops outside school hours, thereby saving in substitute teaching costs. Bulk buying, sharing services — many of these measures have been tried with more or less success, depending on the district and the circumstances. One area that has been discussed is the high cost of legal services. CUPE has argued the district could do more to cut arbitration costs but clamping down on legal charges has been difficult given the large number of Freedom of Information requests and the district is also paying higher legal fees to resolve student-related issues. Everyone hates waste but instead of making off-the-cuff comments, would the premier please show school boards exactly where the hidden cache of cash is located? ~ Black Press

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debt go for a year without making some effort to deal with it. Student debt collection is a longstanding problem for the province, with about $185 million currently on the books as defaulted and unpaid. Students naturally move around after completing their studies, and once the six-month grace period for beginning to repay student loans expires, finding those who aren’t paying becomes a costly effort. Historically governments sent defaulted debt to collection agencies. Last year $17.3 million was collected. How big is student debt these days? The subject was discussed briefly in the legislature last week. In question period, NDP leader John Horgan reminded the government that tuition fees have doubled over the past decade, and cited a Bank of Montreal estimate that the average university student emerges from a four-year program owing $35,000 in student loans.

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“Whatever the amount owing is for an individual, it’s a debt that will be more difficult to avoid paying.”

Montreal surveyed 602 students across Canada, and only 78 of them were in B.C. “To clarify this, and to address the cackling chickens on the other side, we have 430,000 students in our system,” Wilkinson said. “Some of them are part-time; some

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of them are on short courses. We have 180,000 students who are in the system full-time and eligible for student aid. “Of those 180,000 students, 45,000 turn to the province for financial aid – meaning that 75 per cent of students, more than what was quoted on the CBC yesterday, go through their education without incurring debt through the provincial student aid program.” Whatever the amount owing is for an individual, it’s a debt that will be more difficult to avoid paying. The province has long used the withholding of driving privileges to collect unpaid provincial court fines, and that was recently extended to those who are 90 days in arrears on $25 or more worth of Lower Mainland bridge tolls. This student debt collection move follows efforts to match up post-secondary funding to areas of employment demand. In an era where misguided university professors use their positions to OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

organize violent protests against job-creating projects, the messages are similar. Variations of this productivity theme are being heard from governments across North America. The baby boomers are retiring. We are bringing in temporary foreign workers, not because of some right-wing plot, but because too many people growing up in our society refuse to do an increasing range of jobs. We have an education system – and media – that encourages people to complain and make demands to get what they want. And we are seeing the results of all of this. There was a U.S. president once who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag Good value for grant funding

As the President of the Kent Harrison Arts Council I would like to respond to a few statements made in the article entitled ‘Some plates left empty as District of Kent carves grants-in-aid pie’ published in the February 19th edition of The Observer. Our council was grateful to receive a grant from the District this year to aid in the programming we provide to the community. We have applied for and received similar funding from the District in 2014 and 2013 after a long break from applying at all to the District – not quite ‘year after year’ as is stated in the article. I believe it is important to note that our Provincial funding is contingent upon our council proving that we are supported financially by our local government. In fact, funding by our local government is matched

up to a certain dollar value by the BC Arts Council. The British Columbia Arts Council, which is an agency of the Provincial government must divide up its own funding pie between arts councils all over the province. Proving we are supported by the Village of Harrison and the District of Kent shows the BC Arts Council what we do to provide high quality arts programming, by way of exhibitions at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, the only public art gallery in the area, workshops in various disciplines, children’s and young adult programming and our Artist in Residence program, is valued by the governing bodies in our community and viewed as enriching the lives of its citizens. In order to be able to deliver the wide range of cultural programming we offer, often in partnership with the Agassiz

Public Library and the Harrison Festival Society, we rely on funding from a variety of organizations and funding bodies including the Kent Harrison Foundation. We are a volunteerrun organization, our board of directors serve on all committees, and we work very hard to deliver excellent programming in an area where limited opportunities exist for professional artists to show their work and for aspiring artists to take part in professional exhibitions and attend workshops to further their skills and artistic development. Much of what we deliver is free of charge or offered at an extremely accessible rate, therefore, we strongly believe District taxpayers are receiving excellent value for their $1,500.

The Observer welcomes letters to the editor, but reserves the right to edit for brevity, clarity and legality. All letters must be signed and include the writer’s phone number (for verification purposes only) Letters reflect the opinion of the writer and not necessarily that of The Observer or its staff. Email: news@ahobserver.com

Rebecca Schram, President Kent Harrison Arts Council

Community comes together to find missing dog

This is thank you to the people of Agassiz and Harrison. A Bernese mountain dog escaped from a house in Agassiz   Friday, Feb 20. My husband  and I saw a dog running down Harrison Hot Springs road and tried her. The person who was looking after the dog also tried to catch her. She then ran as far as Hardy road. The owner was in  Sechelt. Even though we did not know the owners or the dog we offered to put up signs and help look. The streets and telephone poles where  filled with flyers. It seemed everyone knew about this missing dog. We asked the owner if she wanted to stay at our house as this was close to where Inka the dog went missing. It was amazing to  see so  many people

phoning in tips and offering to help. We went to many false alarms but all where checked out. Inka the missing dog did not know she can't walk to Sechelt, but that's the way she was heading . On Saturday, the dog was sighted at Kent Corrections. On Monday, she was seen on Morris valley road by the Sts;ailes Store and gas station going  to Hemlock.  On Tuesday, she was seen again on Morris valley road by the single lane  bridge. Seems she was heading down again toward hwy 7. We missed her by 10 minutes. Then she was sighted again by the Sasquatch Inn. We then decided to put flyers up in Deroche, thinking maybe she was heading down Hwy 7 . On Wednesday, many people had come to

help. Some took the day off to search. Someone with a K9 tracker dog came all the way from Port Coquitlam.  Allen  bought his 13-year tracker dog and spent hours searching  and volunteering his time and his dog in the rain. No luck. We where just going to the Sasquatch Inn for coffee when the phone call came from someone who  had see Inka that morning on a logging road. It was now 2 p.m. With little hope, we later went down that road in our car not knowing how far we had to go before we bogged down.  Someone driving a white truck said they saw a dog about a kilometre up the road.  There she was. With tears in our eyes, she came limping toward us. She smelled terrible and was dirty, hungry, thirsty

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and had cuts on her feet. She had ticks and some small cuts but she had survived five days and nights and a very long trip. The people in this area are wonderful. Sandra Denisuk Harrison Hot Springs

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What runs the world? Words! We all know that deep down. We have rules composed of words that run our lives, towns, countries … we have books, newspapers, lists, signs, songs full of words. And we tell stories with words and that may be one of their best uses. Because its all about the word, I want to entice you to wake up your inner writer and get yourself ready for the Annual World of Words Writers Workshop & Reading event. This annual program is a joint venture of the KentHarrison Arts Council and FVRL TERRILL SCOTT Agassiz Library and In the this year, we Stacks are nearly speechless with excitement as we have booked author Aislinn Hunter. She has just released a new book, “The World Before Us” in Canada, with its imminent release in the US and UK following in March. Aislinn is a writer of fiction, poetry and non-fiction and her words spring from a life of eclectic interests, time spent living in multiple countries, plus an education in Art History and Creative Writing. There may be a little influence gleaned from experiences with a husband and border collies. All grist for the mill. Award winning author, Helen Humphreys says of Aislinn, “Once in a rare while a novel comes along to remind us of what great fiction can do: creating a world so sublimely felt that, for the hours we spend reading, we are lifted out of our own lives, and when we return we find ourselves immeasurably altered and enriched. The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter is such a novel.” Ms. Hunter will offer this years writers workshop

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Aislinn Hunter will be joining local wordsmiths at the World of Words event this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at the Agassiz library, followed by a reading from her at the Ranger Station Art Gallery that evening.

is going strong, and just because we have made our way through the alphabet, doesn’t mean the fun ends. March is World Cultures Month in libraryland, and we have special musical guest, Sam Taylor bringing sounds from around the world to our preschoolers. Sure to be wonderful for the small and the tall. Every Friday in March at 10:15, free, drop in, Crackle says – be there or be square! I do have one announcement that you should be aware of. Starting on Wednesday, March 11, we will no longer be open until 8 pm on that day. The library will be closing at 5 pm every Wednesday hereafter. In a perfect world we would be here 24/7, but, alas, the world isn’t quite perfect yet. As I head back into the stacks, I just want to let you know that if you liked the Ducktivities Pro D day workshop, or family members missed it, Fraser Valley Regional Library has a great selection of books that can inspire and guide your own ductape projects. Drop in to get one, order online or ask us to help. You are nobody until you are packing something in your life made of daringly designed ductape. On that note, keep reading and see you at your library.

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on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 pm at Agassiz Library. As always, this is free, and registration is optional, but we encourage you to call Agassiz Library to ensure your spot. It will be an active writing experience, and you will be guided by a pro to get your words out, and on paper. To add to this weekend of word-ificness, Aislinn will be doing a reading from her new book as well as from her other works of fiction and poetry at the Ranger Station Art Gallery at 7 pm the same day. Who needs to leave town to enjoy workshops and readings? To follow up with a few more library tidbits, have you heard of the new weekly clubs we are trying out this year? Wednesdays is the grown ups chance to play  everyone’s favourite word game, Scrabble. Wednesdays in March, from 2 to 4 pm, lovers of the letter come and can drop in and enjoy a game of Scrabble with a new friend, or bring an old friend. All skill levels welcomed, strictly for fun. Game boards, coffee and Scrabble dictionary supplied. Equally fabulous  is our weekly Lego© Club. For school age kids, it doesn’t get much better than spending time after school on a wintery day with a room full of Lego© and friends, new and old. The power that Lego©  cannot be underestimated. It builds creativity, literacy skills (seriously!) and friendships – a perfect partnership that truly illustrates the truth of FVRLs vision … Read. Learn. Play. This happens every Thursday from 3 – 5 pm, and has been extended to go until the end of March. 15 pounds of new Lego© has just been purchased for the Library by the most wonderful of volunteer groups, the Agassiz Library Society: Friends of the Library, so send your kids to the library for an afterschool snack and some quality Lego© time. One more classic Agassiz Library program to mention is the Friday Preschool Storytime. It

“We can’t have cookie-cutter eduction, because it doesn’t work,” she said, adding they have a “wraparound” model of support to promote student growth and development. The day was marked with celebration, as two totem poles were unveiled. The beautifully-handcrafted pieces of art feature a bear, a wolf and a beaver, representing the values of leadership, family values and work ethic. The totem poles were carved by inmates at Mountain Institution in an

ongoing collaborative partnership. Mountain Institution Warden Shawn Huish says this partnership helps the institution achieve one of their main goals, which is encourage the inmates to become law abiding citizens through partnerships such as this. “The offenders that worked on those totems, many didn’t now their culture,” says Hewitt. “They began to learn about where they came form while working on the poles. They’ve actually had a chance for their hands to work on something good instead of evil.”


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Irish traditional band of awesomeness celebrates St. Paddy's Day in Harrison Crikey Mor brings fun and high energy to traditional Irish music

Friday, March 27 • 3 - 9 Saturday, March 28 • 10 - 6 Sunday, March 29 • 10 - 4

CHILLIWACK HERITAGE PARK Crikey Mor brings their Celtic band of awesomeness to Harrison for St. Paddy's Day.

(fiddle), Tasia MacKay (flute), Eric Reiswig (uilleann pipes), Andrew Morris (bodhrán) and Jeremy Walsh (guitar) founder of seminal Canadian folk band Scruj McDuhk (now The Duhks). "The lead singer and songwriter, Jeremy Walsh, has a deep repertoire of traditional songs and recently penned tunes  that draw on traditional music, " says Hillhouse. Crikey Mor has performed in Victoria and all around Vancouver Island, including the Victoria Highland Games festival, Folkwest, Read Island Beach Fest, and even brought their foot-stomping music north to the small Malcolm Island town of Sointula, BC. They most recently took part in CelticFest

Vancouver 2014 in celebration of St. Paddy’s Day, performing four shows over the course of the festival. This concert will include a special opening set by finger style guitarist and songwriter Rockland Moran. Rock, a Chilliwack native with Irish roots who now resides in Victoria, has developed a unique playing style that has whimsically been called 'Fusegrass', a fusion of jazz, roots and delta blues. Tickets for Crikey Mor are $22 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604-796-3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Ave.

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Vancouver artist Helena Wadsley is this month’s featured artist at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. She has brought a series of paintings that span about four or five years. "My idea was to juxtapose sites that exploit natural geography but destroy it, places like sea ports and highway overpasses, next to more barren landscapes where there is just one sign of human presence in the vastness of the land, a tiny shack or an abandoned vehicle," explains Wadsley. She found the subjects for her paintings as far-reaching places as Barcelona, Iceland, Scotland and within Vancouver. "In my latest three paintings, Caught Out 1, 2 and 3, I started incorporating a human figure into

the work as I direct my investigation into how humans interact with nature," describes Wadsley. "Nature is always a negotiated or compromised place. If we can reach a place, no matter how isolated it seems, we aren't the first to do so." She cites early Canadian painters, who wanted to depict a victory over nature. But in this day and age, when we've finally come to realize nature in its "purest state" is a necessary and good thing, it's almost too late. "To appreciate nature, we are asked to please stay on the trail." This is Wadsley's first time bringing a show to Harrison. She feels it's a perfect venue because fo teh naturally beatuiful location. And it doesn't have a "tangle" of highways or busy ports – "a good thing" - she remarks.

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Wadsley has always been interested in art. In fact, she can't imagine her life without it. She studied at Concordia University, Emily Carr and the University of Saskatchewan. She teaches full-time at Langara College in Vancouver now. Two years ago, she founded an artist residency in Italy that she runs in the summers. "It has been an incredible experience, creating a temporary international art community in a small town in southern Italy,"

shares Wadesley. "The local community has been very welcoming, and the participating artists have been inspirational." Come to the gallery to see Wadsley's exhibit, on now through March 29. Be sure to look for her painting 'Left Behind', one of her favourites because of the memories of the experience. She says that piece came out of a trip with her son in Iceland. They were walking and came across a car in a "most unlikely" place. "But when we started to look around, there were signs that this had once been a road but nature had reclaimed it." Wadsley's exhibit runs through March at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, on Rockwell Drive in Harrison Hot Springs. Gallery hours are Mondays to Fridays, 10-4 p.m. and weekends 1-5 p.m.

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Victoria-based Irish traditional band of awesomeness, Crikey Mor, will be celebrating St. Paddy's Day in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m., bringing together a sense of fun, or what the Irish call 'craic', with a genuine love and respect for traditional music.   Drawn together by a shared love of Irish traditional music, Crikey Mor started out as a group of quality traditional musicians just getting together to play Irish tunes every week at a local Victoria pub. The sessions caught the attention of music lovers who wanted more, resulting in some of the core members deciding to band together and bring their exciting, rollicking and spontaneous sounding music to the stage. "At last year's Vancouver Celtic Festival, I was immediately impressed by how they whipped the crowd into a happy frenzy with their high energy songs, well played jigs and reels, and fun rapport with the audience," recalls Harrison Festival Society Artistic Director, Andy Hillhouse. In the past two years, this fivepiece band has gained a wellearned reputation for bringing audiences to their feet with the kitchen party atmosphere provided by their spirited jigs, reels and songs. Crikey Mor consists of Nancy Grossert


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- Saturday, The Kent Harrison Arts Council presents: Terra St. Patrick’s Day Tea & Bake Sale sale by House. Bake Friendship the at 14 March March through Now Wadsley Helena Infirma by served at 29 at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, 98 Rockwell Dr., Harrison Hot Springs. The Sound of the World - March 6-27 from 10:15am-11am at the Agassiz Library. Celebrate World Cultures Month and enjoy stories, songs, and sounds from around the world during Friday storytime!

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donation begins at 1:15pm with tea 1:30pm. Goes until 2:30pm. All welcome!

The District of Kent and FVRL Agassiz Branch present Magician Matthew Johnson - Wednesday, March 25 from 11am-11:45am at the

Community Cultural and Recreation Centre. Enjoy an interactive blend of magic, juggling, comedy and music. Great fun for the whole family! Free admission.

Staff and students at AESS sported Bkind gear on Pink Shirt Day Feb. 25 to take a stand against bullying.

• Hooked on Books: Agassiz Library Book Club takes place on the third Thursday of every month, starting at 6:30pm at the Agassiz Library. Love to read and want to talk about what you’re reading? You don’t have to be a member, just drop in when you can. Pick up the book at the library any time before the meeting and get ready to share your opinions! • Scrabble Club - Wednesdays, 2 pm - 4 pm at Agassiz Library. Free, drop in, all skill levels welcome. Enjoy the game, friendship and a cup of coffee. • Stitch “n” Rip - Every Tuesday from 9 am - 1 pm. Come to the Harrison Mills Hall with any unfinished sewing, stitching, knitting projects, etc. FMI call Kim 604-796-2336.

the Ag-Rec Hall, 6800 Pioneer Ave. FMI call Joey at 604-796-9951

• Hope Christian Women’s Club Brunch - Free nursery by reservation as well. For info & reservations call Raye 604-869-5420 • Agassiz Harrison Community Drivers Program - A community based volunteer driver

program providing rides to all local, Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland medical appointments & other personal services. Always looking for more drivers. Call 604-798-6228, email agharcommdrivers@ outlook.com or visit 7046 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz.

• Olive Branch Dinners - Come join us for a free • Agassiz Monday Painters est.1961 - Meets home cooked meal. Tuesdays 5 - 6 pm. 7571 Morrow every Mon. from 11 am - 3 pm at Agassiz United Rd, ACS gym. No expectations, enjoy community Church. FMI call Linda 604-794-5554 companionship. Families & all ages welcome.

• Harrison Community Social Club Drop-in • The Harrison-Kent Community Singers - Meet every Thurs. at Harrison Hot Springs Memorial

every Monday at 7:00 pm at the Memorial Hall. FMI Hall, 9:30 am: cards, darts, games & coffee. Contact call Carol at 604-796-2749. Jacquie 604-796-3105 or Suzanne 604-796-1269. • T.O.P.S. - Meets Thursdays at 9:30 am, or 5:45 pm., • Friendship House Nickel Bingo on Mon. at 1 at the Agassiz Christian Church. pm, Tues. Bridge and Cribbage at 1 pm, Sit and Be • Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Thrift Fit 10:30 am Mon. & Fri., Drop-in Floor Curling 7 pm Store - We’re looking for volunteers! Open Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. Feel free to come by Thurs. 6919 Cheam Avenue or call 604-796-9932 FMI. • Kent-Harrison Arts Council - KHAC meets the • Royal Canadian Legion - Hosts drop-in “Fun third Sunday of each month. FMI call (604) 796-8604 Darts” every Mon. at 4 pm & Fri. at 8 pm, Players or email us at kentharrisonartscouncil@shaw.ca needed, arrive early to register. Cribbage daily. Non• Harrison International All-weather Tennis members welcome. Call 604-796-2332 Club - Drop-in tennis at 8 am daily at the Spring • The Wednesday Walkers - Easy hiking every Park tennis complex. All are welcome. Good fun and Wednesday. FMI call Eleanor 604-795-0076 exercise is guaranteed at no cost. FMI contact John • Knitting/Crochet Sisters Group - Projects for Allen 796-9117 worthy causes. Contact Alice 604-796-3060 or email • Jam Session - Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the agisborne@shaw.ca month from 7pm - 10:30pm by donation. Everyone   • Agassiz Al-Anon. - Is someone’s drinking affecting you? FMI call Shirley 604-796-9865 or Anne welcome, bring an instrument and a friend! OAP Hall, Friendship Hall. FMI call Derry at 604-796-1084 604-793-3103

• Agassiz Elks Lounge - 1824 #9 Hwy, open daily • Lions TV Bingo - Thursday nights at 6 pm on 3pm till closing. Everyone welcome Shaw Cable. Pick up your bingo cards at The Source • Agassiz-Harrison Garden Club - Meets the - Chehalis Store & Ledoux Hardware second Wednesday of each month from Oct-July in • The Chilliwack MS Multiple Sclerosis Selfthe foyer of the Ag Hall at 7:30 pm. FMI 604-796-3291 Help Group - Meets every third Wednesday of each or 604-796-2423 month from noon to 2pm at the lunchroom of the • Agassiz-Harrison Lions  - Meet at 7 pm on the Royal Cafe 45886 Wellington St., Chilliwack. New 4th Wednesday of each month at the Lion’s Den in members welcome. FYI call Owen at 604-795-5216

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Local Music Students Raising Funds for BC Children’s Hospital Music students in the AgassizHarrison area are putting in extra practice minutes at the piano in order to benefit sick kids at BC Children’s Hospital. 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of the Music for Young Children® organization (“MYC”), a music education program which provides students with instruction in piano, theory, ear training, rhythm ensembles and composition, and includes parental participation. To celebrate the anniversary, MYC has invited students across BC to help others through their practice efforts by participating in an Independent Community Event called “Practice Makes Cents,” a fundraising campaign that MYC hopes will raise $10,000 to

benefit sick kids at BC Children’s Hospital. Music for Young Children students around the province have been collecting pledges for practicing and performing to donate to kids at BC Children’s Hospital. Sponsors can donate a certain amount per minute of practice, or make a one-time donation. These “Practice Makes Cents” events are taking place at different times between February and May in music studios throughout B.C. Locally, Music for Young Children students at Cadenza Music Studio are practicing their music as much as possible from March 7th to March 23rd - each minute the students practice helps raise money for the event. As one local

student puts it, “so if I practice more, it can help really really sick kids get better!” If anyone would like to support our students in the “Practice Makes Cents” fundraising event, online donations can be made through BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and would be gratefully appreciated! A tax receipt will automatically be sent from the BCCH foundation for any donation of $20 or more. Please visit the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Community Events page (http://www.bcchf. ca/events/community-events) and click on “MYC students Practice Makes Cents,” or phone Cadenza Music Studio at (604) 491-5584 for more information.

War Amps ‘Newsreel of the Week’ features Harrison Hot Springs

On Monday, March 9, The War Amps YouTube channel will feature 1940’s footage of servicewomen from the Second World War biking, enjoying homemade food and playing golf at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. The resort served as a medical facility for servicewomen who participated in the war effort to recuperate from illness and injury and was under the supervision of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. This one minute clip is just one segment of a

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releasing a newsreel every week on its YouTube channel at YouTube.com/ warampsofcanada, a two-year project that will make the complete set of Canadian Army Newsreels available to the public for the first time online. Featuring 20 hours of footage, the collection contains 106 newsreels filmed and produced by the Canadian Army Film Unit. A newsreel is being released every week, until November 2015, in time to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.


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After a high-stakes day under the iconic Cirque du Soleil blue-and-yellow Big Top, the Masterchef Canada Season 2 home cooks returned to the kitchen for the first Pressure Test of the season, which ended with judges Michael Bonacini, Alvin Leung, and Claudio Aprile eliminating Debra Pangestu, a Public Relations Officer from Richmond, B.C. from the competition. With 13 home cooks remaining, Masterchef Canada continues this Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m. on CTV, with an Elimination Challenge inspired by Season 1 winner Eric Chong. After dividing into two teams on the stage of Cirque du Soleil's show Kurios: A Cabinet of Curiosities, the Red Team, led by Andrew Al-Khouri, and the Blue Team, led by Line Pelletier, prepared a buffet meal for the show's acrobats, performers, and crew. As tension and conflict brewed under Line's authoritative military leadership, the Red Team's cooperative team spirit led them to victory – and earned

surprising turn, she decided to save herself. Once safe in the gallery, Line had a shocking collapse and following medical attention, it was determined she was dehydrated and would recover. With Line in the hands of paramedics, the five remaining home cooks faced the Pressure Test featuring a Québécois favourite; tourtière. After a tension-filled cook and judging, Christopher Siu, Michael Motamedi, and Sabrina Poirier all Heating water accounts for about 20 per cent of your moved to the next step home’s energy use. With natural gas rates at some of of the competition, while the bottom two their lowest in a decade,1 a high-efficiency natural home cooks were gas water heater can save up to $270 a year for Tammy Wood and a family of four, compared to an electric model.2 Debra Pangestu, with Rebates are also available. Debra heading home. In the next new Discover the benefits and savings episode of Masterchef at fortisbc.com/gasisgood. Canada, Wood and the other home cooks face FortisBC commodity rate history since January 1, 2006. their second Mystery Based on the difference between approximate annual costs for water heating in FortisBC’s Mainland service area. Calculations compared a high-efficiency natural gas storage tank water heater with equivalent electric Box Challenge and this model, using FortisBC and BC Hydro rates as of January 2015. Savings may vary and do not include rebates or time, victory rests on an incentives. Estimate your savings at fortisbc.com/energycalculator. iconic Italian favourite. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (15-019.15 02/2015) The home cook who most impresses the judges selects the ingredient everyone 1 2/5/2015 else cooks with in15-019.15-NGSpringGeneralPrintAds-4.3125x6.5-BW_PRESS.indd an Elimination Challenge inspired by the journey of Masterchef Canada Season 1 winner, Eric Chong.

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accused the government of being slow to act. "We have waited too long for the government and health authorities to take action and our nurses have the broken jaws to prove it," she said.

Besides the policy of pursuing legal action on behalf of a nurse injured by violence on the job, the BCNU also aims to provide a range of other supports for nurses who are physically or psychologically hurt. March 2015

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asked me to come and fill out a job application. I agreed, mainly because I did not know how to refuse!  Heinz went with me and I was asked to start in the mail room on the following Monday.  They also showed me the accounting room and told me that many of their employees who had started in the mail room had worked their way up eventually to any of these jobs.  The accounting machines in those days were not silent like computers are now, they made quite a racket and looked very scarey!  But, to make a long story short, I accepted and worked for this company for almost thirty years!  Heinz also accepted the job he was promised and presto! we were part of the canadian work force!  It is amazing how fast one can learn a language if totally immersed.  This is especially true in regards to children.  Yvonne, for instance, did not say much for a long time until, one day, it all was there!  Julia handled it differently, but she also had it easier: while Yvonne had to go to school right away, Julia had a few months to adjust.  But she also was a real trooper who could not wait to be part of it all!  Her first sentence was "We came in a Studebaker" - a true statement in more than one way!

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It had been a long day as most likely were all the and it was hard to believe ones in the neighborhood, that we finally were on but never mind, we were canadian soil! But here we truly happy!  Especially were and, after solving the after our first walk to task of fitting four adults, and through "High two children and our Park" which we would suitcases in my be visiting sister's fiancee's often with the tiny sports children in the car, we started future.  We were the long drive also happy to from Montreal find out that to Toronto.  the school was Somewhere just around the we stopped corner, since for something both our girls RUTH ALTENDORF to eat.  It was had to attend it Senior our first meal soon. I should Happenings not forget to in Canada:  Campbell's mention that Cream of not only was Tomatoe soup, hot dogs, our flat fully furnished, coffee and ice cream.  It but also featured an old, was a new taste sensation, but working black and the girls loved it and we white T.V. set.  Though all doubled our portions. we never had this luxury Meanwhile, my mother, before, we took to it who was waiting for us instantly and thus learned in Toronto, had prepared the english language in a traditional welcome record time!  Of course, it dinner which we ate at also helped us to adjust to ten pm in the evening.  the canadian way of life.  To say that we were truly Soon, however, we overwhelmed would be started to wonder how an understatement!  to pay for all this and The next morning Heinz decided to take we woke up to our new action!  Though Heinz surroundings: Indian had a letter from the Road Crescent in company my brother Etobecoke, near the Bloor worked for in his pocket and Dundas intersection promising him a job upon and in walking distance arrival, he wanted to of the "High Park".  Most look around a bit before streets around there accepting.  When he consisted of charming, decided to check it out but slightly run-down with an office-job agency older houses, big enough in downtown Toronto, I for the owners not only went along, just to see the to live there, but also to city.  But, while waiting rent out.  My brother and for Heinz at the agency his wife, for instance, I was asked to also fill also lived in one of these out an application.  I did, houses - right next to not thinking anything us.  Our "flat", as they would come out of it.  We were called, consisted of were hardly back home, four rooms plus bath and however, when the phone kitchen and an enclosed rang.  It was for me:  a balcony.  The floor of the company by the name of balcony was quite slanted Brunswick International

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Hope & Area Transition Society Stopping the Violence Counselor

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For a detailed job description of each position visit www. hopetransition.org It is critical that this person be able to demonstrate ethical thinking and make sound judgments and respecting the diversity of our community. Ability to pass and maintain security clearance, carry a valid driver’s license. Along with resume send a letter of interest indicating how you meet the qualifications stated above to: The Hope and Area Transition Society Executive Director Box 1761 Hope, BC V0X 1L0 gerry@hopetransition.org

Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have: • Bachelor’s degree in Counseling or related field or combined work and educational experience • Have an understanding of family violence • Knowledge of the Aboriginal culture • Ability to create programs to meet the needs of women experiencing historical and current trauma • Ability to demonstrate assertiveness and leadership qualities, along with both professional and personal boundaries • Excellent verbal and written communication, this includes conflict resolution and mediation • Efficient time, organizational and stress-management skills • Understanding of the diversity within the community of Hope and the Fraser Canyon It is critical that this person be able to demonstrate ethical thinking and make sound judgments and perform in a women-focused manner, respecting the diversity of our community. Ability to pass and maintain security clearance, carry a valid driver’s license.

Closing Date: March 20, 2015 Start Date: ASAP Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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CARPET / LINO *New/Used *Install *Repair *Stairs. 35 Yrs Exp. Fully Qual. Journeyman. 604-346-7116

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

• All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422

We Service all Makes • • •

ADT’s, DSC’s, Brinks & all others Medical & Fire Free* Alarm Systems 604-792-8055 / 854-8055

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RENTALS 706

VACUUMS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS VECTOR RENO’S

Specializing in all interior & exterior home renovations & additions Call 604-690-3327 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

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LANDSCAPING

T. Marlowe Manor 1755 - #9 Hwy, Agassiz

477

SMOOTH MINI Dachshunds. Born January 10. Family raised. Well socialized with kids. 1st shots, dewormed. $850. 778-552-4658

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING NORTHSTARS PAINTING www.northstars-painting.com Master Painters at Students Rates. We will BEAT any Qualified Quotes. 778.344.1069

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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.

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.

condo quality l bdrm...$650

and 2 bdrm...$799/m Prkg, coin laundry, elevator & balcony, 5 min walk to all conveniences. Available now. Call 604-703-3405

PETS

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

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

MOVING & STORAGE

Spacious and bright 1 bdrm....$600/m. Also, new construction,

PETS

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

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(Under new Management)

from $499 (Made in BC) Repairs & Service. We extend warranties to all makes. Vacuum needs a service every 5 years just like an oil change! 604-792-8055 / 854-8055

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION

1 As in movers we trust. Reliable Honest Movers. Same day moves & deliveries. Starting $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)491-8607

APARTMENT/CONDO

DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL AGASSIZ

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

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HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOMES BC

ELECTRICAL

Running this ad for 10yrs 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.

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Only those of interest will be contacted.

Westcoast Moulding & Millwork Surrey, a building product supplier has a Full - Time opportunity for an experienced Stair Builder & Parts Craftsman. Must have pervious experience in shaping Rails & Building stair components. Positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with: • Advancement Opportunities • Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience • Full Benefits

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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

Stair Builder / Parts Craftsman

845

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.

Chihuahua pups, playful, cuddly, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail Mar 20. $725. 1-604-794-5844

Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

MISC. FOR SALE

SAWMILLS from only $4,397 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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TRANSPORTATION

Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

HARRISON - Studio Apartment, Nice quiet & safe building, suitable for single person. Newly renovated, $595 & $625/month includes utilities. Call 604-819-6422 QUIET & clean top floor suite with elevator, new laundry facilities, storage locker, parking and resident caretaker. Easy walking distance to downtown Agassiz amenities. Discount provided to seniors. Pet friendly. $575. Call / text 778-9189062

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS Wanted: Class C Mobile home 20ft to 28ft. Call Dennis 604-796-2809

736

Agassiz- 1/2 duplex for rent. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. N/P, N/S. DD + ref req’d. $1000/mo + util. Avail. to Rent. call: 604-845-2705

AUCTIONS AUCTION

BEDFORD HOUSE RESTAURANT ROLFE PRETTY AUCTION Site # 9272 Glover Rd., Ft. Langley, BC March 22, 11am Insp: Mar 21, 10am to 4pm Collectors Auction Native & other Art. Masks & Totem poles. 150-yo carved wood mantle, spinning wheel, churns, milk cans, stoves, ship clocks, lamps, duck collection, brass, furniture. Bedford Restaurant furniture, incl. 200 wood chairs, tables & 100’s of other items. Facebook for pics: mmmarketingbcgmail-auction Consignments Welcome Email: mmmarketingbc@gmail.com Phone: 604-720-9661 MM MARKETING

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GARAGE SALES

Agassiz

Multi Family Garage Sale March 7 & 8 at 8 am 3137 Hot Springs Road Some antiques/collectibles & Furniture, gardening tools. golf clubs bag & cart, portable satellite dish with stand, filling cabinets and much more.

HOMES FOR RENT

747

RV PADS

Rosedale. RV pads available. $420/month + hydro. Cable & Wifi avail. Laundry facilities onsite. Washrooms open year round. RV storage @ $75/mo available. call 604-794-7361

TRANSPORTATION 845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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WAREHOUSE LIEN In the matter of the Warehouse Lien Act: Agassiz All Storage, located at: 7651 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC and Malia Eaton of the last known address of: 10140 Nelson Road, Rosedale, BC, V0X 1X2; for unpaid rents totaling $485.75 If this amount is not paid on or before March, 19 2014, the unit contents will be sold by public auction at a later date to settle unpaid rents.


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