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Local pharmacist takes on ambitious pilot project Lindsay Kufta at the Hope Pharmasave is heading up a groundbreaking genomic research project that could potentially revolutionize the face of medicine forever and give the public access to med-ready pharmacists, who have targeted exact doses of a specific medicine based on the DNA sequence of an individual.

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Local pharmacist Lindsay Kufta is on the brink of groundbreaking research at the Hope Pharmasave in a pilot genomics project that could potentially change the face of medicine forever. “I’m excited to be to be involved in a project that could greatly improve patient care through genome science,” Kufta told The Hope Standard

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Kufta’s pharmacy has been selected as one of 20 B.C. pharmacies participating in research geared toward bringing personalized medicine to patients, by utilizing the skills of the modern day community pharmacist. The Genomics for Precision Drug Therapy in the Community Pharmacy project is an original in North America and is based on the comprehensive life’s work of Corey Nislow PhD, associate professor at the faculty of pharma-

ceutical sciences at the University of British Columbia. “I am passionate about my work and what it means for patients who are suffering with conditions that need an immediate and targeted solution,” Nislow told The Hope Standard. The extensive and phenomenal research is funded by the B.C. Pharmacy Association (BCPhA) and Genome BC, with the research aspect of it headed up by Nislow at UBC.

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Community pharmacists such as Kufta will be collecting saliva samples from a test group to determine how an individual’s unique DNA can impact medication dosage and selection. This could potentially save time, money, and lives in terms of allocating correct dosing and medications to those most in need during critical periods of severe health crisis. Continued on 2

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The new genomic testing pilot project has been greeted with open arms and enthusiasm at the Hope Pharmasave location — one of 20 locations chosen in B.C. to facilitate the groundbreaking project.

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“We are starting with warfarin but the implication is that it could help people in dire need — people in hospitals who are trying to find the right dose for anti-depressants and are having to struggle to find it and the right medications and it takes a couple of weeks to kick in,” he said. Standard operating procedures are firmly in place for the collection of patient saliva samples, as well as the protocol for sequencing and processing the DNA samples by the UBC researchers. “This project is about using an individual’s DNA to make decisions about which medications are right for them — the right dosage at the right time,” Kufta told The Hope Standard. 20 community pharmacies across the province are recruiting 200 volunteer patients, who have been prescribed the drug warfarin, an anticoagulation drug that will be the signature drug of the study. “We chose the drug based on the amount of B.C.’s residents using it, as well as the impact of under or over medicating during the coagulation process, which can have serious complications,” said Nislow. The aim of the project is to implement DNA as a type of coding to make accurate decisions about prescribed medications, allowing for personalized medicine to be accessible in the right amount for all patients across the province. “If we can get this trial project up and running there is hope to facilitate the real thing, which could revolutionize the face of medicine,” he said. The success of the study would ensure that


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cal error had been made in the budget. “We were under the mistaken impression that the small community grant had been phased out — this was not correct, we found out through our MLA that they’re still available,” Vicktor told The Hope Standard in a rebuttal. According to Vicktor the community grant this year was better than the prior year by a significant amount. “It was a pleasant surprise and council went through a solid analysis of the budget and found some significant cost savings — by working smarter and harder and we’re going to take a two per cent tax increase to the public. Vicktor promised that despite the tax increase the aim of council is to keep it as low as possible, while moving the community ahead. “The newfound money will be going into infrastructure costs, including our aging infrastructure, the need for enhanced supports for the special needs people in the public health sector, or for people with mental health challenges and the need for more rehab/ detox opportunities. The budget was made available for public scrutiny on March 30th,” said Vicktor.

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At the recent Hope and District of Chamber of Commerce Meeting a matter of fiscal concern regarding communitygrants was brought to the table by Mayor Wilfried Vicktor to MLA Laurie Throness, in lieu of the alleged phasing out of specific funds. “An awkward question for you Laurie in regards to the small communities grant — last year we had a $327,000 grant, which was a year-to-year grant, and I guess those have been phased out by the provincial government,” said Vicktor. “I’m not trying to make this an ambush question, but I think we are all quite concerned — what we’d like you to do is to get back to us as a council.” It was established by council after carefully going through the budget line-by-line that a gross fiscal misrepresentation was noted in the community grants section. Vicktor voiced concerns of an aging infrastructure and inferred the outcome of the lack of funds in the stipulated budget would be insufficient to cover desired infrastructure funds initially perceived to be available to council. “We raised the taxes one per cent in the community and we can only generate $70,000 of extra income, so it doesn’t take a mathematician to figure that out, it’s pretty hard to recoup,” he said. Vicktor’s inquiry was subsequently quelled when it was noted by Throness at a later date and through an act of due diligence on behalf of the MLA, that a cleriYOUR VACCINATION CENTRE

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The Recreation Culture and Airpark Services hosted the Morgan Peters, Bradley Webb and Devan Alexander Neil King-Peters memorial hockey tournament at the arena on Wednesday, March 25th. Friends and family lent their support to Norma Webb (left), prior to the puck drop.

MLA acknowledges Thunderbird of availability of mental health supports for the people in the community who are struggling with specific mental health challenges. “I know you’re concerned about it and we talked about the Thunderbird at the tour we went on,” said Mayor Wilfried Vicktor to MLA Laurie Throness. Vicktor sought affirmation of Throness regarding championing the support of the fragile and marginalized population dwelling within Hope. “As people who are interested in rehab opportunities and who support lifestyle changes, it’s important they have that ability and that moment now — as opposed to weeks or months down the road,” he said. Throness demonstrated a level of compassion for the situation and confirmed that actions are currently in the works to facilitate and manage the ar-

MLA Laurie Throness recently acknowledged oppositional forces toward the Thunderbird at a Chamber of Commerce meeting, by addressing Mayor Wilfried Vicktor's concern over the lack

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rival of a mental health worker at the Thunderbird. “I think they are getting a mental health worker at the Thunderbird very shortly, so we’re trying to do what we can to bolster things and to make it safe for people and also to keep people off the streets — if the Thunderbird wasn’t here, those folks would be out there wandering the streets,” said Throness. Confirming that he is indeed at the service of Hope and Area Transition Society and the District to try to facilitate positive reinforcements for the Thunderbird and its steady progression. Throness gave the nod to several options including utilizing the B.C. Housing act to purchase the Thunderbird, freeing up monies through social assistance to provide financial support for mental health programs. “At least now they have a home and they have a place to go and that’s important to keep the crime down and to keep a feeling of security in the community.”

Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the Manning Park Area. Boundaries: Highway 3 from Hope through EC Manning Provincial Park to end of the line beyond Eastgate of Manning Park at Similkimeen Falls. Also, Highway 5 from the Coquihalla Exit to end of the line south of the Grizzly Bear snow-shed at the Box Canyon chain-up area. Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards.

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FLUSHING OF WATER MAINS NOTICE The Utilities Department will perform its annual program of hydrant maintenance and water main flushing from April 13th through May 1st, 2015. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discoloration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, check your water before doing laundry. You may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Any concerns should be directed to Mr. Vince Coles, Utilities Foreman at 604-869-2333. District of Hope 325 Wallace Street, PO Box 609 Hope, B.C. V0X 1L0 4/15H_DOH2


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2015 Fishing Regulations Synopsis now available Good news for BC anglers: The 2015-17 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is here. Produced by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Black Press, the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is now available both online and in print. Published every two years as the go-to guide for all non-salmon sport fishing regulations in effect in freshwater in British Columbia, the synopsis is a valuable resource for anglers throughout the entire province. Fre “The Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis up t e for kid o Gr provides the public with a summary of the reguade s lations and management practices the province 5 uses to ensure that freshwater fishing remains a sustainable and enjoyable pastime for all anglers in the province,” says Stephen MacIver. MacIver is the policy and regulations analyst for the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Management branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Inside the 100-page publication, find provincial and regional regulations, boating information and informative feature articles, plus fish identification photos, definitions and more. Also included is a list of major regulation changes for 2015-17, vital information for a province that At Silver Creek boasts more than 20,000 lakes and 750,000 kilomeElementary School tres of streams, not to mention many thousands of avid anglers. Find the 2015-17 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis online at www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish. Print copies are available at Service BC centres and local angling licence vendors throughout B.C. Gracing the cover of this year’s synopsis is a photo by Fernando Barbosa depicting two 03/15H_HLC26 young anglers who are working together to land a big one on Bowron Lake. For shutterbugs who want to be similarly immortalized, submissions are being accepted for the new cover of the 2016-18 Hunting and Trapping Synopsis. Please e-mail photos relevant to hunting or trapping in B.C. to synopsiscoverphoto@gov.bc.ca by SUBMITTED PHOTO Oct. 1. The 2015-17 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis is here. Produced by the Ministry Find complete contest Research shows a 25 per cent reduction in breast cancer deaths of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Black Press, the Freshwater rules at www.env.gov. Fishing Regulations Synopsis is now available both online and in print. bc.ca/fw/photo.html among women who have regular mammograms in BC.

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Genetic discrimination in Canada? Erin Knutson Hope Standard

The evolution of the genetic revolution has brought unforeseen risks to and opportunities for Canadians when it comes to genetic testing. Two years after actress and human rights activist Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy following a red flag in her genetic testing for ovarian cancer — the world has seen an increased awareness globally for the benefits of preventative measures in personal healthcare maintenance. To some, it might be considered extreme, but the chance to sway the onset of a potentially life threatening condition has given the world something to think about. Despite the enlightened methods of modern medicine and groundbreaking celebrities, Canadians have been left with a slightly bad taste in their mouths regarding genetic testing. Canada holds the distinction of being the only G7 country in the developed world that does not negate discrimination based on genetic aberrations. There is no formal protection against insurance companies, or employers essentially who might demand a person reveal the outcome of genetic testing taken in the name of self care. This does not bode well for Canada’s reputation as a modern free nation. Circulating stories of discrimination by employers, or the refusal of life insurance are occurring based on the inference that a person might potentially incur the condition of the genetic findings provided by these type of screenings. As a mode of discrimination that screams human-rights violation, slightly resembling totalitarian regimes of the days of a gone by era, which has resulted in a non-irrational fear of negative action to what should be a positive reaction — people are actively foregoing medical testing that could potentially save their lives. As such, Senator James Cowan, leader of the opposition in the senate made a bold and reactionary statement by introducing Bill S-201, a private member’s bill, aka, An Act to Prohibit and Prevent Genetic Discrimination. “There are many issues a person has to consider in deciding whether or not to take a genetic test - the possible impact on one’s children and relatives and the impact on one’s future life - but fear of genetic discrimination should not be a factor in that decision,” said Cowan. The implications of this bill are heavy and a necessary response to a gross oversight. It is truly an injustice when a country such as Canada fails to protect its citizens in matters of medicine, by blatantly disregarding the right of the citizen to be provided healthcare that is private, confidential and extremely conducive to the well-being and longevity Canadians deserve.

Treaty trouble has deep roots B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Why did the B.C. government suddenly slam the door on their old friend George Abbott, after spending months recruiting him to head up the B.C. Treaty Commission? The instant media narrative, embraced by a shocked Abbott and then by NDP leader John Horgan, was that this was payback for grievances nursed by Premier Christy Clark from the 2011 B.C. Liberal leadership contest. Done on a whim, Horgan said after a week grilling Clark and Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad. Clark is suddenly a sore winner, lashing out, wrecking two decades of careful and costly treaty-making. Like many instant media narratives, this one makes no sense and is almost certain-

ly wrong. If Clark was resentful about the roasting she received from leadership rivals Abbott and Kevin Falcon, she had an odd way of showing it. She appointed Falcon as finance minister to drive a stake into the harmonized sales tax, and Abbott as education minister to fashion a pre-election truce with the ever-hostile teachers’ union. Both completed their unlikely tasks and retired as heroes of the party in 2013. Outgoing chief treaty commissioner Sophie Pierre was as dismayed as anyone at the news of Abbott’s demise. While the two were in transition meetings, Pierre learned that she was not being replaced, leaving the federal-provincial-First Nations Summit partnership of 22 years in a shambles. Clark went further when questioned by reporters about the sudden reversal. The future of aboriginal relations in B.C. may or may not include the B.C. Treaty Commission. “There have been some results, but four treaties in 22 years for $600 million is not enough result,” Clark said. “We have to be

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able to move faster, and we have to find a way to include more First Nations in the process.” That $600 million is mostly loans, from the federal government to First Nations to finance treaty talks. Of every $100 spent trying to honour the century-old duty to sign treaties across B.C., $80 is a loan from Ottawa, $12 is a grant from Ottawa and $8 is a grant from B.C. The plan was for First Nations to repay their loans out of cash settlements made to them for 100-odd years of uncompensated resource extraction, which is now accepted as being contrary to British and Canadian law. It was the blunt-spoken Pierre who first acknowledged this hasn’t worked. Some of the 50 First Nations stuck at the treaty table have borrowed too much to go on, she said last year, calling for an “exit strategy” that forgives debt. The probability of the B.C. government making this decision without talking to the federal paymaster is exactly zero. I’m told the province’s clumsy timing had something

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Buy & Save brings out the best Just when I thought the people of Hope could not top their compassion and generosity – they did it again. Many thanks are due to one of our longtime residents, Pauline Svensrud, the Manager of Buy & Save. She is responsible for designating our group – Hope Senior’s Peer Counsellors – as the beneficiary of the proceeds of the Customer Appreciation event held Saturday, March 28th at Buy & Save. We are humbled once again by everyone’s support. Over $600 was raised in donations, all of which will directly be used to continue the work we do in Hope. Thanks also to Grimm’s, for providing the amazingly delicious hot dogs; Canada Bread, for the delicious buns and Old Dutch for the yummy potato chips. Much appreciated were the fixings and pop donated by Buy & Save. Well-deserved kudos to the Buy & Save staff and

HSPCS volunteers who served up hundreds of hot dogs and cake along with lots of smiles. One of the most forgotten groups in our country, our senior citizens, are in dire need of help to fully enjoy their ‘golden’ years. To do this, especially to be able to live out purposeful lives – lives that matter- whether they are still living at home, living in retirement homes or even in palliative or hospice care they need special care. All our specially trained counsellors and volunteer visitors provide a huge range of support to seniors: Phone calls just to say hi, referral to or assistance with government and other agencies, completing forms, regular visits, informative workshops, to representing seniors’ interests at appointments, meetings or other areas where they may need help understanding terminology or to just have the comfort of somebody who cares.

Our volunteer organization is funded in part by grants from the government and by fundraising events and donations from the community. Once again, thank you Pauline and thank you Buy & Save. And thank you to everyone who stopped by to grab a hot dog and say hello. It was truly a celebration of appreciation for a community that seems to have a bottomless well of caring and kindness If anyone knows of a senior in need of our services, please call our office at 604-860-0708 and leave a message. Anyone may refer a senior to us and all referrals and information are confidential. Sharlene Harrison-Hinds

When in Rome do as the Roman’s do East Indian women are treated in India. In the second world war we moved all Japanese citizens that were 100 miles from the coast to concentration camps (a prison) after the war. One was located near Hope. Many of these people stayed in the Hope area and became loggers and lumber people.

They spoke Canadian on the street and wore canadian clothes please come to Canada, but do as we do. PS. There ain’t no woman like the one I have. Dick Gardner

The Brucejack to contribute

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ronmental assessment certificate for the onstrates that we can have them all and Brucejack mine also comes with 15 le- that we can get to “yes” if we start by gally enforceable conditions that ensure simply asking “how”. the mine will be constructed, operated and eventually decommissioned with the highest level of care for the environment. Approval of the Brucejack mine is a David Field timely reminder of the importance of mineral exploration to B.C.’s economy. Without exploration there would be no mines, no mining jobs and no mining royalty revenues for the province. Approval of the Brucejack mine underscores that it is not ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN about saying “yes” or “no” to mining and other resource proj2015/2016 ects. It’s about saying “how”: The Fraser-Cascade School District will be How we can build and diveroffering an All Day Kindergarten Program sify our economy, create good in September 2015 at Coquihalla Elementary jobs, and care for our environSchool, Boston Bar Elem-Sec. School and ment all at the same time. Silver Creek Elementary. All of these are important and the Brucejack mine demFirst Nation Language and Culture programs

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will be integrated into the curriculum.

Children who are ¿ve years of age on or before December 31, 2015 may enter their ¿rst year of school this September.

For more information on the All Day Kindergarten Program, please contact:

Ms. Monique Gratrix, Principal of Coquihalla Elementary School (604-869-9904)

Mr. Bruce Becker, Principal of Silver Creek Elementary (604-869-5212)

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CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION

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I was pleased to hear that a new gold mine will be opening soon in B.C. The Brucejack mine northwest of Stewart will contribute significantly to the economy of our province and will create 500 jobs during its construction and 300 permanent jobs during the more than sixteen years of the mine’s expected operating life. The openEditorial Department ing of this new To discuss any news mine is the story idea you may result of dehave – or any story cades of hard we have recently work and carepublished – please ful study that call the editor at began with 604-869-4992. exploration activities that Circulation honed in on $1 per copy retail; this mineral $42 per year by cardeposit and rier; $61.50 per year d e t e r m i n ed by mail in Canada; that it was eco$185 per year by nomically vimail to the USA. All able. The envisubscriptions are

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A8 Hope Standard Thursday, April 2, 2015

Snowshoeing season

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Snowshoers travel along a high mountain ridge in Manning Park after spending the night in tents and snow caves. Hope Mountain Centre hosted another “Winter Camp”, demonstrating techniques for safe winter adventure. Participants enjoyed freshly-fallen snow and a beautiful sunset on the night of Saturday, March 28th.

SUDOKU PUZZLE 489

A paternal decree for the first date

Black Press

in the grid so that every row, every column & every 3 x 3 box HOW • Fill contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. TO • Each 3 x 3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the PLAY: numbers numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3 x 3 box.

ANSWERS IN THE CLASSIFIED SECTION OF THIS PAPER OPEN: Monday-Saturday CLOSED Sundays Eat-In or Take Out 377 Old Hope Princeton Way, Hope, B.C. 604-869-8484

At the risk of severing communication with my daughter for several weeks, while simultaneously dismantling my steel wall of self-denial, I am going to share a secret with you. She was asked out on a date, Now, I am confiding this information because it provides me the opportunity to make a public declaration for all the young fellows out there with similar aspirations. Firstly, I can understand the interest. My little girl is beautiful, smart, and a hundred other adjectives. She is also 12. Back off, boys, and transpose those numbers. That’s when you can come-a-calling. Do I live in a fantasy world? Absolutely. I like it here. Will she listen to her father in this regard for nine more years? Of course not. So when the inevitable

APRIL 2 CROSSWORD PUZZLE

ACROSS 1. Piece attached on one side 5. Flat-bottomed boat 10. Oblong cream puff 12. Czar nation 14. Jump rope fast 16. Ma’s partner 18. Ink writing implement 19. Wet spongy ground 20. “Gunga Din” screenwriter 22. Root mean square (abbr.) 23. Strode 25. Former ruler of Iran 26. Provide with a top 27. Chit 28. Actor DeLuise 30. Point midway between E and SE 31. S.E. Asian nation 33. Protein basis of cheese 35. 1976 Music Pulitzer Ned 37. Belonging to Mrs. Parks

38. Tooth covering 40. Satisfy fully 41. Animal companion 42. Fix conclusively 44. 7th day (abbr.) 45. Pouch 48. Employee stock ownership plan 50. Fastened with adhesive or masking 52. Don’t know when yet 53. Eagle’s nest 55. Early modern jazz 56. Auricle 57. Atomic #81 58. Social class of manual laborers 63. Groups of regional animals 65. Release draft animals 66. Musical notations 67. Bearing or manner

DOWN 1. Grippe 2. Scientific workplace 3. Afflict 4. Construction of parts off-site 5. Cut back shrubs 6. Road furrow 7. The Nazarene author 8. Fire residues 9. 3rd tone 10. Excessive fluid accumulation 11. Fellow plotter 13. Inability to use or understand language 15. 12th calendar month 17. Greek capital 18. Communist China 21. Philadelphia sandwich 23. Neverland’s Peter 24. Medical man 27. Domesticates

first date happens - which is not going to occur in 2015, or even 2016, so don’t get your hopes up lads - here’s the decree: (Read carefully, you’ll be tested on this later.) A date is just that, a date. That means going to a destination - a public one. “Just hanging out,” will get you out of my house in a jiffy, without said date, at my front door, dressed appropriately. That means the crotch of your pants will be where it’s supposed to be, not around your knees. Show your underwear, and I will show you out. You will look me in the eyes, and those of my wife and offer the appropriate respectful greetings. You will sit in the living room, and make polite small talk while awaiting your date who, like all good and proper ladies will fuss with her clothing, hair and make-up as long as she bloody well

29. Murdered in his bathtub 32. Dreaming sleep state 34. Drunkard 35. Double 36. Of one 39. Allow 40. Sorrowful 43. Dining hall furniture 44. Partition between 2 cavities 46. Reduce in amount 47. Where passengers ride 49. Sacred fig tree (alt. sp.) 51. Poet Edgar Allan 54. Sea eagle of Europe 59. An awkward stupid person 60. Black tropical American cuckoo 61. Whisky 62. Electrically charged atom 64. Atomic #89

ANSWERS FOR THIS WEEK’S CROSSWORD PUZZLE CAN BE FOUND IN THE CLASSIFIED SECTION OF THIS PAPER

pleases. You will demonstrate you have interests and aspirations beyond American Idol and eating pizza. You will articulate your dating plans clearly, and in detail, including times, locations, contact numbers, and any possible unscheduled stops at the domiciles of unidentified friends and acquaintances. As for the latter, there will be none. You will show me where your pockets are. You will put your hands in your pockets. And that’s where they will stay, unless you are opening a door for my little girl, passing her popcorn, or saluting me. If your hands go anywhere near her pockets, I will know - don’t bother wondering how. I will duct tape your hands to your ankles, and deposit you in this condition on your front door step with an explanation pinned to your lapel. You will demonstrate

that you can tell time, and have with you a reliable device with which to do so. This is because the return time of my little girl is a sacred vow you shall take, upon your mother’s good name. Making me worry by being late will make your life extremely miserable. On that note, if my little girl is in tears when returned to my care, it had better because of the sad chick flick you took her to see. If it is because of something you said or did, bring a hanky, and every apology you can think of. And finally, on that point, you shall return my little girl to me in precisely the same, safe, healthy condition in which she left. This is non-negotiable, nondiscussable. It will happened. Period. If these simple terms and conditions are agreeable, then we will all have a pleasant future ahead.


Community

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Patricia lights up the Owl Street Cafe The fundraising dinner held in Patricia Cawley’s honour was a smashing success as patrons auctioned the night away and enjoyed a night of entertainment in the quadripeligic’s honour at the Owl Street Cafe in Silver Creek. From above: Liberty Melo (left, also Patricia’s caregiver) and Patricia Cawley; Bryan McKinney from Hell’s Gate Airtram hosted the event, along with fundraising champion and organizer Corinna Yorke. After some rowdy auctioning and a lot of generous hands — proceeds toward the wheelchair access van totaled above $4000 from the generous and extensive l ist of businesses who contributed (most of Hope.) A special thanks to Sidewinder - a company that allowed Patricia to attend. (Photos by Erin Knutson.)

POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS HOPE When: April 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015 Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the Hope Area. Boundaries: North: Along the Fraser Canyon to Jackass Mountain Summit, 23 kilometres north of Boston Bar, and North Bend on both sides of the Fraser River. South: Fraser River West: Ruby Creek Forest Service Road Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards.

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For more information about this work, please call Brian Hadden at 604 854 8447. For more information on our vegetation management practices, please visit bchydro.com/trees.


A10 Hope Standard Thursday, April 2, 2015

Community

Buy & Save celebrates its exciting renovation over the weekend

INTERIOR TO LOWER MAINLAND TRANSMISSION PROJECT CONDUCTOR STRINGING WORK Stringing of the transmission line (conductors) along the new transmission towers for the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project has begun.

Lytton

Pemberton

Nicola Substation

Merritt

Conductor ends will need to be joined with the use of an implosive connector that is a metallic sleeve with a small charge in it for each conductor. Using safe and controlled methods, the sleeves are detonated which compresses (welds) the conductor ends together. This split-second process will create several flashes with smoke and very loud bangs. Traffic control measures will be in place as needed. Work hours will conform to municipal bylaws.

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Helicopters are required for this work. The contractor has obtained the necessary permits and permissions and is in compliance with Transport Canada requirements.

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The new 247 kilometre, 500 kilovolt transmission line between Merritt and Coquitlam will expand the capacity of the system that brings power to businesses and homes in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

From clockwise: Sharlene Hinds (centre) from the Hope Senior’s Peer Counsellors Society graciously attended patrons on Saturday, March 28th; Spin the wheel, allowed the world to go round for a minute or two and was attended by three keen young ladies. Marg Amyott (left) won a prize, Rhonda Carter (centre) and Lindsay Svensrud take turns at the helm, much to the delight of onlookers; Pat Wilson (left) and store manager Pauline Svensrud enjoy a slice of cake. The Buy & Save customer appreciation day was to honour the changes that took place over a period of time — thanking customers, employees, and everyone in between for their patience during the renovation operation. The store has come out tops and couldn’t be in better shape, according to long time customers and celebratory well wishers. The day was warm and the food was yummy (Photos submitted.)


Sports

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Dragon boaters battle it out in a paddle war Barry Stewart

The Hope Standard

BARRY STEWART/ THE STANDARD

Dressed for the weather (front to back) Jackie Theede; Monica Cromarty; Didi Walker and Leila Jensen head out onto Harrison Lake for a Monday night training session last week. The Fraser Valley Dragon Boating Club invites newcomers to come out for free sessions on outrigger canoe or dragon boats. (Linda Yearwood not shown; paddling at the bow.)

“I started dragon boating in 2010. I have never been a team sport person but Trish Kjemhus got me to try and I was immediately hooked, even though it was raining the first few times I went out.  I love the camaraderie, the exercise and especially the competition.   “I have never been a team sport person, due to some bad experiences in my youth but Trish convinced me that when we were all sitting in the boat, no one could tell who was paddling the hardest! “I just started OC in the fall of 2014,” said McIntosh. “I started as a way to keep in shape and on-the-water over winter

and I am hooked.   I’ve even done a race and am signed up for another.    I initially saw it as a winter thing but I will be doing OC as much as I can. I still love dragon boat, though, so I won't be giving that up anytime soon! I must love OC, because I go out in the dark, rain and wind — even though I hate being cold!” The club is hosting an 18K “Echo Island Challenge” on August 22, with a mass start from the beach in front of the Harrison Hotel. Kohlruss expects perhaps 15 to 20 teams to attend from the Interior, Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Washington State.

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Compared to the 120 to 130-stroke 500-metre dragon boat sprints, OC races tend to be 5K or more, with paddlers changing sides every 12 to 15 strokes — something you can’t do on the wider dragon boats, which have two people beside each other. “I expect that the fastest crews will finish in one hour, forty minutes to two hours,” said Kohlruss of the round-theisland race. The club is offering three free try-out sessions for anyone interested in checking out the sport. You can reach Kohlruss at 604-795-6881.

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There might be some midsummer evenings on Harrison Lake, when you can close your eyes and imagine that you’re paddling your outrigger canoe off the shores of Honolulu — but if you close your eyes in the middle of a March rainstorm, it just gets your eyelids wet. Dragon boating paddlers from Hope and the upper valley have been battling through pre-season cold, wind and torrential rains for over a decade and now some of them are adding outrigger canoeing, or “OC,” to their pre-season training. “Right now, I’d say there are five or six groups going out on different days, about half a dozen OC paddlers from the Hope area,” said Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club’s OC director, Greg Kohlruss on Monday. “We got our boat two years ago in March and the interest has been growing. The Cultus club has had two for longer than us. We’ll eventually purchase more.” The club’s outrigger canoe seats six and is about 14 metres long and weighs 166 kilos. As a complete unit, including the water-repelling skirt, it cost a whopping total of $14,000, said Kohlruss. Coquihalla Elementary teacher, Sara McIntosh, is in an OC group that paddles on Monday nights. She was missing from the photo session but contributed via email from Hawaii. “Our club president, Scott Farrell, gets asked if you have to be in shape to dragon boat and his answer is ‘round is a shape,’” said McIntosh. That doesn’t quite work for the outrigger canoe, as it’s even slimmer than a generic canoe. If you can easily fit between the armrests of an office chair, you should be able to take a spot near the middle. If you’re on the slim side you may get to squeeze into the bow seat. This would be one tippy canoe, if not for the outrigger, or “ama” which is held in place by two booms or “iakus.” Even with the outrigger, it can flip when a side wave and the wrong lean combine. “Lean left,” is the advice for beginners. Veterans seem to know that rule, from experience… a cold and wet experience. “A lot of the time, we do a ‘huli’ practice, where we tip the boat over and practice getting back in and bailing it out,” said Kohlruss. It’s quite a procedure, as you can see in Youtube examples. You might wonder why seemingly normal people would subject themselves to the cold water of Harrison Lake — even in the summer, let alone in the winter — but people can do crazy things when they’re on a team. “I am totally hooked!” said McIntosh.

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A12 Hope Standard Thursday, April 2, 2015

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TRAVEL.............................................61-76 CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483

BEAUDET, Jacques

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696

February 5, 1924 March 18, 2015

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

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Tyler Wells

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We wept for you a life so brief, The years pass by And still we weep. Love you forever and a day but miss you more. Grams, Uncle & Susan and Missy

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Reggio Emilia & Nature-based program

604 869 6555 310 Queen St. trishangel@telus.net

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES HIGH CASH PRODUCING Vending Machines. $1.00 Vend = .70 Profit. All on Location In Your Area. Selling Due to Illness. Call 1-866-6686629 For Details. LOCAL craft manufacturing company looking for reliable subcontractors. We will be holding training sessions in Chilliwack at no cost to you. Unlimited earning potential. Please leave your name and number and state that you are interested in the Chilliwack training ONLY at 604-826-4651 or at our email craftmanufacturing@gmail.com. We respond to ALL calls and messages in the order they are received.

CLASSIFIEDS

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted.

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

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EDUCATION

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

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HELP WANTED

CONSTRUCTION SITE In your NEIGHBOURHOOD

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Req: Carpenters, Helpers Labourers, CSO’s/OFA’s TCP’s, Cleaners $11-28/hr

✓ Landscapers for hire ✓ Contractors for hire ✓ Appliances for sale

Work Today, Daily or Weekly Pay Apply 9AM to 2PM at: 118 – 713 Columbia Street

New West 604.522.4900 HANDYMAN needed for fence work. References needed. Call (604)860-0509

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Commercial Transport/ Heavy-Duty Mechanic International & or Cummins engine exp. would be an asset. CVIP endorsement pref. Check us out at:

THE LEMARE Group is accepting applications for experienced gradermen. Candidates will have a minimum of 5 years coastal logging road experience as well as public road works. Resumes to be submitted with covering letter via email at office@lemare.ca or via fax: 250956-4888. We thank all candidates in advance for their interest, but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

www.wilsonandproctor.com Email or fax, 250-385-1741 mike@wilsonandproctor.com

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

CHANEL SPA Top Quality Services... 604-746-6777

2459 McCallum Rd. Abby.

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Licensed Preschool

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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.

HOPE PRESCHOOL & DAYCARE CENTRE

BEFORE buying or hiring.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 Open House from 2-5pm 669 Park St, Hope, BC

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PRE-SCHOOLS

2.5 - 5 years 7:30am - 5:30pm

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS GRAPHIC DESIGN, Counter Sales, Estimating, Invoicing, Filing. Part time - 4-5 hours per day or 3 days per week. Reply to: henry@printbc.ca.

For more details contact a Recruiter today or visit our website. 1-800-462-4766 www.bisondriving.com

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Shift Opportunities $1.20 Base Rate + Fuel Subsidy & Additional Premiums.

MANAGEMENT position available in the recycling industry. Excellent salary available to the right person. Email to colrec1996@shaw.ca

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LOST: Small brindle colored dog on Mar. 23. Is deaf. Has collar w/ rabies tag. Call (778)288-3559

Qualified ECE Educators High Quality program

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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 1-855-768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

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We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jacques Beaudet on March 18, 2015, aged 91, at Hope. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dianne, sister Brigitte Lapierre and children Larry (Joanne), Lisa (Jamie), and Lorne (Carol), his grandchildren, Asahel, Hazen, Hannah, Cassandra and Emerson and great grandson, Weston. Papa had a lifelong love of the outdoors and enjoyed his many walks in the woods. Always active, he was still riding his bicycle around town at 90 years of age only months before he passed. He was a kind man who enjoyed spending hours and hours with his grandchildren. We all miss him. There will be no service by request.

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Hope & Area Transition Society

STAFF RELIEF The Hope & Area Transition Society is a non-profit organization which provides programs and services to individuals affected by social issues. The Society is seeking applications for the position Staff Relief (permanent) at the Jean Scott Transition House. The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications: • Knowledge and understanding of support and crisis counseling related to family violence issues. • The ability to demonstrate assertiveness along with both professional and personal boundaries. • Excellent verbal and written communication with the staff team, including conflict resolution. • Efficient time, organizational and stress-management skills. • Flexibility and ability to assimilate into the staff team, along with being able to work independently with little or no supervision and be comfortable working alone • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts and carry a cell phone. • Ability to pass and maintain security clearance, carry a valid driver’s license and have a dependable vehicle. Along with resume send a letter of interest indicating how you meet the qualifications stated above to: The Hope and Area Transition Society Att: H. Garfield-Manager Box 1761 Hope, BC V0X 1L0 www.hopetransition.org

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PERSONAL SERVICES 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 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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ELECTRICAL

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KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605

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PLUMBING

560

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

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

BLUE’S PLUMBING, hot water tanks, gas fitter, water lines, drainage. Licensed. Call (604)750-0159

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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

Take a walk through the Classifieds for the best bargains around! bcclassified.com Phone 604-869-2421

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

VECTOR RENO’S Specializing in all interior & exterior home renovations & additions Call 604-690-3327 BIGG HOME IMPROVEMENT Services, carpentry, plumbing, painting, etc. Call Dave 604-869-7663

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

ATD-Construction, kitchen & bath renos, sundecks, siding, property management. Call 604-750-1088

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CONTRACTORS

UPHOLSTERY

WINDOWS

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

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

PETS

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

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION

INTEGRITY MOVERS, moving & delivery services, New to Hope. Call (604)860-5277

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

Running this ad for 10yrs

PITTBULL pups, born Feb 24th. Blue/blue brindle. Gotti/razors edge. $1000-$1500. 604-765-0453

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint.

TOY POODLE PUP 7 weeks old. Chocolate brown. $800. Call 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

BUY 2 ADS IN THE HOPE STANDARD CLASSIFIEDS GET THE 3RD AD FOR FREE! *

HOME FOR RENT AUTOMOBILE FOR SALE MISC ITEMS FOR SALE

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

HOMES FOR RENT

TRANSPORTATION 812

AUTO SERVICES

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

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

Hope, Laidlaw Rd, 2600sq ft rancher on 3/4 of an acre, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 3 appl, 3 f/p, dble garage, pets negot. $1200/m Ross Fullbrook, Royal Lepage 604-792-0077

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APARTMENT/CONDO

HOPE

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

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

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

CALL GORDON (604)240-3464 pick a part

Whether it's comic books, dirt bikes or video games you crave, you'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds!

HOPE

Coquihalla Courts 2 Bdrm Apt. $650 Pet negotiable F/S, cable tv incl. u/g parking, coin laundry in building Available Now Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077

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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

The Hope Standard Office will be closed Good Friday, April 3rd

All print ads are advertised online too!

DEAL!

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Shop from home, take a walk through the CLASSIFIEDS!

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

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SILVER CREEK, 2 bdrm townhouse, $900/mo, includes heat, light, water, sewer & garbage. No pets please. Avail April 1. Call 1 (604)858-4629 for appointment.

Hope Curling Club 1055 6th Ave 604-869-9344 or 604-869-5119

Chihuahua pups, playful, cuddly, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $575. 1-604-794-5844

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299 NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring.

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

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

2 coats any colour

TOWNHOUSES

HOPE, 2 bdrm, newly reno’d townhome, $775 + utilities, N/S, N/P, ref’s req. Call 1 (604)818-9488 or 250-706-8766

1030 3rd Ave.

PETS

ELECTRICAL

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

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TRANSPORTATION

SILVER CREEK

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

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New SRI *1296 sq/ft Double wide $99,900. *New SRI 14’ wide $74,900. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

TREE SERVICES

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

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

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RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call bcclassified.com 604.869.2421

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L.HISLOP CONTRACTING, custom woodworking solutions, complete renovations. Call 604-869-3449

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JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

LOOKING for timber to cut for chainsaw training. If you want your firewood cut call (604)240-5752

CARPENTRY

HALLS

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

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PRECISION EXTERIORS, roofing, siding, windows, doors and more. WCB insured. Call (604)750-8025

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

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REAL ESTATE 627

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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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TRUCKS & VANS

MARINE 912

BOATS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane DL# 31038 604-855-0666 1998 HONDA CIVIC 2 dr, auto Aircared. STK#652. $2,495. 2002 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr auto, fully loaded. STK#547. $4,900. 2004 MAZSA 3, 4 dr, auto, p/l, runs good STK#673. $4,900. 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA 4 dr, auto, full load. STK#648 $4,900. 2007 DODGE CALIBER, 4 dr, auto. STK#602. $5,900. 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, full load. STK#672. This week only! $6,900. 2007 JEEP COMPASS, 4 dr, auto, full load, STK#603 $7,900. 2007 PONTIAC TORRENT 4 dr, AWD, fully loaded, only 99K kms. STK#657 $9,900. 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. 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY, 4 dr, sedan fully loaded, auto, STK#669. $11,900. 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. 2008 CHEV 1500 LT. Crew cab, 4X4, auto, short box, fully loaded. STK#600. $16,900.

33166 South Fraser Way DL# 40083 778-908-5888 1998 ACCURA 1.6 EL. 4 dr, auto, loaded. STK#651 $2,900. 2003 FORD FOCUS 4 dr, auto, Aircared, STK#545, $3,900. 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY 7psg full load, runs good, Aircared STK#530 $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 LARIAT crew cab, diesel, 4 X 4, auto short box. STK#275. $16,900.

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Convenience Store Lease holder

Cultus Lake Park requires a leaseholder for the convenience store located in Sunnyside Campground during the months of April through September. Cultus Lake welcomes 2,000,000 visitors each year, with a large portion visiting Sunnyside Campground. The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to solicit submissions from qualified candidates on creative and innovative ideas to operate the store to provide a valuable service to thousands of campers. For more information and a complete RFP package please visithttp://www.cultuslake.bc.ca/bids-tenders/, closes 4:30pm April 7, 2015

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This week’s puzzle answers!

Register your corporate team today! Come out and spin some cash for The Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Fit for Heart Campaign. Teams of 2 to 4 SDUWLFLSDQWVFDQUHJLVWHURQOLQHDWZZZ¿WIRUKHDUWFD and pledge forms can be picked up at the Recreation Centre. Let’s help the Fit For Heart Campaign help reach its goal of raising $1 Million towards heart and stroke research and education in Canada

Date: Saturday, April 18th Location: Hope McDonalds Parking Lot Time: 10:00am-2:00pm Teams must register by Monday, April 12th at the Recreation Centre. For more information email leisure@fvrd.bc.ca

The Heart and Stroke Foundation thanks the sponsors of this event for their support. Acceptance of this support does not constitute an endorsement by the Foundation of these organizations or its individual products.


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A RESOURCE FOR 55+ LIVING

APRIL 2015

A guide to information & services for Hope & area adults family, or spouses) to have access to a variety of services including friendly visiting, snow shoveling, transportation to appointments, simple home repairs, grocery shopping, light housekeeping and non-medical requirements specific to the client. Hope was identified as a local seniors’ champion with supports firmly in place and an asset-based capacity to manage the specifications of the Better at Home program. By focusing on the positives of the

with Better at Home Better at Home is a community initiative that helps seniors with a myriad of household and personal tasks, allowing them to live independently in their homes, while remaining connected to the greater community. The invaluable service modeled after United Way’s Better at Home urban project, is allowing rural seniors to enjoy a higher quality and standard of living that is essential for the day-to-day care of the aging demographic in Hope. Heading up the operation in Hope is staunch seniors’ activist and champion Cindy Izawa program coordinator for the Hope/Fraser Canyon Better at Home location. She has dedicated the last year and half to seeing this project come to fruition. “It allows seniors to have a sense of pride in their homes and to enjoy a better quality of living,” Izawa told The Hope Standard. The program allows communities to self-manage and delegate task specific assignments for contractors and volunteers to help vulnerable, or unattached seniors (seniors without

“Seniors are an asset-not a liability.” program and the ability to build on its foundation at the local community level, it was determined that there were a number of steps necessary to enhance upon to facilitate the careful management and well-being of seniors. Once these steps were determined and sufficiently acted upon, it was established that there was a golden opportunity for the aging populace to stay longer in their own homes, while enjoying a heightened level of independence.

After an extensive research period involving both senior citizens and stakeholder interviews with service providers commenced, it was determined at a community meeting on June 10th, 2013 that the Better at Home Program would take root in several rural communities. Of the communities chosen, Better at Home found it’s way to the District of Hope, Sunshine Valley, Yale, Spuzzum, Boston Bar / North Bend and 8 First Nations. “I have osteoporosis and back issues, so it’s nice to have a volunteer gardner come in and cut the grass,” said Joan Hay, a Better at Home client. Of an area that spans 100 km, starting at Sunshine Vally in the east to Boston Bar/North Bed, seniors makeup a demographic of more than 25 per cent of the population, and Hope is at the forefront with a population totaling 85 per cent of that number. “Hope was a prime candidate due to its reputation as a have it all rural community with several grocery stores, three pharmacies, retail outlets and restaurants,” said Izawa. The Fraser Valley Regional District determined in a report in 2012 that a significant number of seniors aged 65 to 84, reside in Hope in single-detached dwellings. Continued on B2

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strong need for additional home care supports was found that demanded some serious attention. The ability for seniors to participate in social and meaningful activities, especially in rural communities are linked to transportation, which seniors often don’t have access to. Better at Home sought to fill that void and by doing so, create the opportunity for seniors to get

out and about and participate ,leading to fuller and richer lives. The Better at Home Program is facilitated out of and collaborates with the Care Transit Society in Hope, which is headed by seniors mogul, Shari Carrat. “I would encourage others to make use of the service — I registered immediately and I am so very grateful. I don’t know what I would do without them — I recommend it for anyone who is alone and needs help,” Hay told The Hope Standard.

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In-law suites on the rise An unpredictable fiscal climate has resulted in the decimation of retirement savings funds — as a result adult children are reintroducing their elderly parents into the home. Reversing the roles inherent to the crawling into a bigger bed scenario enjoyed in years past, since the advent of such living situations and the growth of in-law suites, parents are doing just that — getting back into the proverbial nest. There are a variety of set-ups conducive to a healthy and symbiotic living situation between the couples and it should be taken into the highest consideration to accommodate an aging parental unit in the most respectful manner possible. For necessity of the mental well-being of both parties undergoing a transition that is a traditional norm in many countries — a traditional norm that is seeing a resurgence in a society that has seen fit to separate golden agers from society by the most efficient means possible. In-law suites can be beneficial to both couples and are often created by altering a basement, a room in the house, or

even a garage into an accommodating space. Elderly couples who have undergone a financial crisis have a secure place to call home, while providing a valuable asset to young homeowners who desire to spend more time with their parents. Other benefits of the shared living accommodation include, sharing child rearing responsibilities across the board, which could relieve potential financial strain and time burdens on overtaxed families, where two parents are working the helm in demanding careers. There are several things to consider when proceeding to build in-law suites. Legality is a key area of concern when discerning alterations to the home. Permits may be required, especially if your in-law suite will facilitate an addition to your property. Establishing contact with the closest zoning board is a necessity in legally managing your project and keeping it within the boundaries of the rights of the homeowner. Privacy is also a must have feature in your in-law suite. Regardless of the close proximity of the move, ensuring that a safe distance between you and your loved ones will help keep the peace and promote a palatable and integral living arrangement.

A solution to privacy concerns is to build a separate entrance for the new live ins. Another must have for the in-laws suite is to make sure it’s fully equipped with its own bathroom and kitchen to afford a sense of independence, in which they can entertain guests and maintain privacy as a couple. Consider the health and limitations of your in-laws at all times. Often aging in-laws will have certain mobility challenges such as getting up and down the stairs. Accessibility must be a top priority in planning and facilitation. The first floor tends to be an obvious choice among in-law suites entrepreneurs, as it has the tendency to facilitate the relative ease and mobility of your aging parents. Pay attention to the needs of your inlaws — the elderly will often require amenities tailored to easy shower access and bathroom usage, as well as sufficient lighting, and easy accessibility to cabinetry. Safety features are a necessity in the proper building of this type of suite. Please include fire, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, while ensuring that the alarms on each of these detectors

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are sufficiently loud enough to alert elderly men and women who could have hearing impairments. All walkways that lead to the suite should have motion detectors at night to reduce potentially hazardous falls. If the suite is stationed outside of the main house it would be pertinent to install intercoms to facilitate easy communication between the two parties. The popularity of the in-law suites are growing in number as people are assessing the benefits of older adults moving in with adult children. This type of suite will bridge a financial gap, while bringing families closer together and exploring a new blended family niche — the old and the new; the tried and the true.

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Hope Standard, April 02, 2015  

April 02, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard

Hope Standard, April 02, 2015  

April 02, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard