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4 RAT PROBLEM IN KAWAKAWA LAKE

Careless scattering of food sources has left residents concerned over infestation problems.

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Silver Creek Elementary School goes wild for Easter eggs Children of all ages search for pastel coloured eggs at the Hope Lion’s Club Easter Egg Hunt, held at Silver Creek Elementary School on Sunday, April 5. The time honoured tradition was attended by parents, Easter bunnies, dogs and Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue members.

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Some producers are raising prices slightly and others are offering short-term discounts as B.C.’s new liquor price wholesale model took effect Wednesday. Pre-tax retail price changes at B. C. government stores show little change for the the most popular brands of beer, hard liquor and other alcoholic beverages. Government store shoppers will

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see lower prices on the shelves, because as of April 1, government stores add provincial and federal sales tax at the cash register. Of the top 10 brands of spirits, a 750 ml bottle of Crown Royal whiskey retails for $23.49, a twocent increase, plus taxes. For the larger bottle of Crown Royal, government stores are reducing the price by $1.98 for the month of April. A six-pack of Lonetree cider goes up 90 cents to $9.59 as a dis-

count price for March ends. For larger cans of imported Strongbow cider, an April sale price is reduced $1.14 to $17.99. For beer, a dozen Sleeman Honey Brown Lager increases six cents to $20.49. For private retailers, Save-onFoods store in Surrey was the first to take advantage of new regulations allowing sale of B.C. wines directly from grocery shelves. Supermarkets now have the option of including a liquor store

with separate checkout for alcohol purchases. The government store retail price used to be the benchmark for B.C. sales, with discounts off that price to private liquor stores, agency and B.C. wine stores. Now all retailers pay the same wholesale price to the Liquor Distribution Branch. The Branch then, also retains its wholesale monopoly. Continued on 2

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At a recent council meeting the problem of rat infestation was met with concern when a Kawakawa Lake resident brought the issue of a pest problem in her own back yard to members. “When we bought our home in Kawakawa Lake, we were not aware that we had a rat issue until we moved in and there was one in the garage,” said Julie Ballinger. “Since time has gone on, that rat issue has gotten bigger and bigger, until this past year it cost me $690.” Controlling the population has been increasingly difficult and expensive, causing

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frustration and potential health hazards for home owners in the area. “It’s getting to be a big issue — I run into this person and that person and they are all telling me how many rats they’ve killed and their husbands have been in the backyard and they’ve killed 23 rats in one evening in our area and other areas, so we’ve got a problem,” she said. Pest contributors have been persistent in the art of putting food out for birds at low levels, thereby attracting rodents who are sniffing around PHOTO SUBMITTED for an alternative food source. A local rat problem does not bode well for residents in the Kawakawa Lake area. It has been sug“I phoned the dis- gested that the invaders potentially hitched a ride into town and are encouraged by bird feeders. trict and the district has no real enforcecause they haven’t rec- Vicktor. thing, it was really pament tools for some- tified that problem — Caught in the cross- thetic.” one who is persistently once you’ve gotten them fire have been other Council offered sugattracting pests,” said into your home, it’s very scavenging critters. gestion on solutions to Mayor Wilfried Vicktor. hard to get them out,” “We woke up one ratify the unpleasant Scattering of the items said Ballinger. morning to find this and extremely unsanithat people are putting Council is currently raccoon tied to a leg tary situation. out is occurring due looking into enforcing hold trap and scream“I can do the research to bird traffic, render- the correct tools to dis- ing its heart out and and get back to you — ing homeowners help- suade the persistence my husband had to go but I believe we need less as seeds, nuts, and of people attracting and release this thing to modify some of our other food stuffs are be- rodents through negli- at five in the morning, bylaws to include sancing dispersed onto their gent action. while it was clawing tions, or potentially property, subsequently, “If we had the en- and alerting all sorts provincial legislation attracting rodent pests. forcement tools to uti- of creatures,” said Ball- related to healthcare. “We’re sitting at that lize for someone who inger. Those facilitating rats dinner table every day is showing a bit of an “The poor thing was might actually be jeopand looking at the rats ignorant approach by dragging the trap along, ardizing their neighbors and these people just continuing to attract up and down the fence and communities,” said don’t get it and we’re pests — then it’s some- and the homeowner John Fortoloczky, CAO still dealing with it be- thing for council,” said wasn’t about to do any- for the District of Hope.

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A presentation on the ripple effect of domestic violence was brought to council during a recent meeting. Getting an early start on their on their Purple Light Nights Campaign, which seeks to inform, empower and acknowledge victim’s of violence, Marianne Brueckert, program manager of victim services at the RCMP, enlightened council on the benefits of bringing awareness to the community. “We have been involved in doing this Purple Lights Campaign, which is really an awareness raising campaign on the issue of domestic violence. It started in the States — Paddington Washington is where it first began, but it’s been incorporated into many communities in Canada, including Hope and Chilliwack — we have been doing it for the past six years in Hope,” said Brueckert. The campaign is primarily focused on awareness raising in the community. It’s about educating people about the issues of domestic

violence, and the repercussions associated with it. “We want to show how bad it affects the individual who’s been injured in some way and how it impacts the families, the community itself and the business sector,” said Brueckert.“It has a major ripple effect throughout the community and we really wanted to bring it out of the closet.” Last year the purple lights campaign was successful in a tree lighting ceremony at memorial park in partnership with the District of Hope, who helped facilitate the lighting of the tree in the park with purple lights, which involved the assistance of staff members. “We got the community on side in terms of donations, which allowed us to light that tree with bulbs. And, generally, we saw a real increase in interest at the community level, so our hope this year is to really focus on that, while engaging the schools as well,” she said. The presentation was given to inform council of the trajec-

tory for the upcoming October lighting ceremony and to seek supports where appropriate to ensure the fruition of the social activism project. “We wanted to let you know that we are on track and we’ve just started meetings, so we’re trying to build the membership of our committee and look at hopefully not only doing the tree lighting again with the ceremony in the park, as well as acknowledging those who have been impacted by violence and those who have lost their lives.” The community has felt the impact of violence, according to Brueckert who suggested banning together collectively to fight for justice, reparation and to protest this type of tragedy. “We have found that there is a lot of support out there in terms of asking the businesses, so we’re keen on trying to get community engagement on board and have different service providers and different agencies come up with all of those ideas, it’s really a community initiative.”


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BC on the Move Road Map gets it right for trucking When the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) released the BC on the Move 10-year transportation plan on March 18, the BC Trucking Association (BCTA) was glad to see not only plans for infrastructure improvements, but the more important message that B.C.’ s economy depends on a safe, reliable and efficient transportation network. It’s only a short leap of logic from that statement to recognition that a strong and healthy B.C. economy relies heavily on a vibrant, thriving, efficient trucking industry. The trucking industry accounts for 2 percent of B.C.’ s GDP, employs about 40,000 people, and is larger than other major industries, including forestry, pulp and paper, and oil and gas. There is tacit acknowledgement of the importance of our industry to B.C.’ s economy in the 10-year plan, which embeds a trucking strategy. As we face increasing globalization, the cornerstone of Canada’s economic wellbeing will continue to be an efficient and competitive transportation network. That’s why following joint federal-provincial projects to widen Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland, construct the South Fraser Perimeter Road and replace the Port Mann Bridge, Transport Canada has undertaken an early review of federal transport-related acts and regulations with a view to ensuring Canada’s transportation competitiveness for the next 40 years. The top four BC on the Move priorities involve road infrastructure. That’s because trucks not only deliver 90 percent of consumer products and foodstuffs to communities across B.C., they are also the necessary link with other transportation modes, including cargo ships arriving at Port Metro Vancouver, railways, and air cargo terminals. And, in 2013, trucks transported 72 percent of imports and 44 percent of exports (by value) between the US and Canada. So BC on the Move has it right. Road capacity and conditions are crucial not only to the trucking industry but to the rest of us who need the goods it delivers. Long-distance trucking will particularly benefit from plans to reduce congestion and improve highway reliability, such as six-laning Highway 97 through Kelowna and improvements to avalanche infrastructure on Highway 1. Anyone who’s had to find a place to stay in Revelstoke or Golden due to an avalanche-related highway closure will have noticed the number of heavy trucks held up and waiting. It is a necessary safety requirement to reduce avalanche risk, but it`s also a time-consuming and expensive inconvenience for trucking companies and their clients. In addition, growth in the resource sector, especially in Northeastern B.C., requires the transport of very large and heavy specialized equipment and materials needed to build dams and natural gas facilities and install pipelines.

B.C.’s labour market goes global B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The labour situation in B.C. is showing increased signs of strain, even before a long-promised boom in heavy construction gets set to ramp up this summer. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond announced last week that B.C. is suspending its “provincial nomination” program for 90 days. This program allows the province to recommend people for federal immigration, based on skills in demand in B.C. The B.C. provincial nomination program saw its number of applications triple to 1,200 for the month of December, as the federal government cracked down on the temporary foreign worker program. Thousands of temporary foreign workers who have hit the four-year deadline are being sent home, with many of them turning to the provincial nomination track.

Bond has been pleading with Ottawa to raise B.C.’s annual provincial nomination quota from 5,000 to 7,000 or more. The three-month pause is so her ministry can add staff and speed up processing time. Backlogged applicants will still be considered, and exemptions for health care workers and a northeast pilot program are being maintained. Even with the current slump in energy prices and before anticipated pipeline and liquefied natural gas projects start, the labour shortage in the northeast is near crisis. The last time I was in Dawson Creek, radio ads were offering signing bonuses for qualified truck drivers. In Fort St. John, grocery and hardware retailers have come to depend on foreign workers to keep going. While supposedly educated young people work part-time and refuse to leave the comforts of southern city life, this is the reality up north, and it’s only going to get worse from this point on. This summer, work is scheduled to start

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on the Site C dam on the Peace River, the most costly construction project known in B.C. history. And a union vs. non-union battle reminiscent of the old Expo 86 labour wars is definitely underway. The B.C. and Yukon Building Trades (BCYT) are demanding a project agreement that requires all workers on Site C to be paid their rates, and are warning of chaos on the huge project if they don’t get their way. BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald told me that’s not all they want. They are also seeking quotas for members of their unions on a project that will be a small city of 1,700 people at peak construction. BCYT executive director Tom Sigurdson says that while all sides acknowledge the need for foreign workers for Site C, he wants to control that too, working with their affiliated unions in the United States. There will be non-union construction firms, some of them owned by aboriginal communities in the north. There will be

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Community Forest taken over by FVRD?

What has happened to our Community Forest (CLCCF)? It appears to have been taken over by Paul Gipps & the FVRD?  Is Director Adamson even involved? I have heard a board has been appointed but that remains private as does anything related to the CLCCF.   While not having publically available minutes for meetings are nothing new for the CLCCF Board. This volunteer board (appointed by the partners) has operated completely behind closed doors and made ill informed decisions without public consultation such as selling 5 years worth of timber through a closed bid process to Tolko Industries Ltd. from Merritt.   This decision is completely contrary to the original goals of the community forest of decisions by and for the community. The spotlight finally fell on the appointed board be-

cause of the supposedly poor forest practices of their logger and lack of community consultation prior to logging. It should be noted there is still no oversight for the Tolko and they intend to cut 3 years worth of timber (90,000 m3) this year. The Board finally came under scrutiny of the general partners (FVRD, Yale First Nation and Hope) for planning to give away more money after giving out $112,000.00 in grants without policies & procedure to ensure fairness and transparency. That being said the real issue of the past board was the lack of proper oversight and a departure from the original intent. So in the end it’s all about the money, the FVRD Board want to spend it, Wilfried Vicktor and Hope Council want to spend it and Yale First Nation wants to spend it, so why waste time asking the communities for input.

Currently the member only board meets in private, decides who to hire and what to spend like a giant cash register.  I wonder when the community benefits or community committees or the jobs will show up for the region. I wonder when these local governments will be the transparent and open entities they purport to be? I wonder if the Community Forest will have any timber left for next year and how much has been wasted so far in the never ending search for cash.   As a founding and first board member of the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest it is my hope the General partners will remember this was to be a COMMUNITY forest and how it was supposed to be run.   Call a public meeting for the CLCCF Board ASAP. Cal Stephenson

Council not, directing funds at mental health supports When I had the opportunity to sit down for a Hope Standard interview last week a great deal of subject matter was covered. I wish to take this chance to focus on a couple of subject areas covered in last week’s article speaking about the Small Communities Grant. First I would like to speak to the subject of Council’s concern about the need for additional resources for supporting those residents with mental health challenges and also those who have a need for timely detox services. Over the past four months Council and I have spoken to our MLA about these two subject areas and he is well aware of community concerns. It is important for me to emphasize that although Council is very interested in seeing enhanced supports put in place, it has no intention or interest of in any way funding functions which are of a provincial government responsibility. Another important topic that is worth mentioning is the increase in the Small Communities Grant and the focus of your District Council to use these and other funds wisely and to their best use for the community as a whole. The District Budget, which will be brought forward for final consideration at the April 13th Council Meeting, has many interesting elements in it.

First, the budget represents the combined extensive work of Council and Staff. Council has chosen to spend money in a very responsible way in my opinion. We have looked at our needs and dealt head on with the most pressing ones first. Council is well aware of the public distaste for large tax increases and has decided to pursue a modest increase of 2%. Contained within this budget are numerous necessary capital projects and investments in equipment and infrastructure maintenance. It is clear to me that this Council is interested in running this community with the same careful stewardship that you and I run our households with! Before I sign off I wish to thank our MLA Laurie Throness for his fast and efficient research with regards to our Small Community Grant and also thanks to all of the residents who showed a continued interest in the District Budget at our various meetings. Sincerely, your Mayor Wilfried

Conservatives’ dereliction of duty It’s no wonder Finance Minister Joe Oliver has been in hiding, refusing to answer questions about his management of the economy in the House of Commons on most days. There’s simply nothing good Mr. Oliver can say about the Conservatives’ ineffectual management of our nation’s finances and economy. Net taxes have gone up in each of their last five budgets. Three-quarters of a billion dollars has been wasted on partisan ads and spending on costly outside contracting has ballooned by a vast

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sum of $3 billion a year. And the economy has suffered. Stephen Harper has had the worst rate of economic growth of any Prime Minister since R.B. Bennett during the Great Depression. Some 200,000 more Canadians are unemployed now than before the recession. Long term unemployment remains elevated and job quality has hit an all-time low. Job growth has slowed for the past two years and unemployment is forecast to rise. All of the chartered banks have chopped their forecasts.

The Bank of Canada says that economic growth is “atrocious” and requires “considerable monetary stimulus to avoid falling back into a recession”. It is grossly irresponsible that Mr. Oliver—who is responsible to manage our economy—simply ducked all this bad news. But his peak-a-boo will come to an end when the budget is tabled on April 21, after an unprecedented delay. His signature promise to balance the books relies on the price of oil remaining at $81 (US) a barrel—yet recently it has fluctuated around $50. His major initiative is income splitting, a $2 billion tax

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break for the rich that will do nothing for growth. We can’t keep going this way. Canada needs to spur growth. Infrastructure investment would be an effective way to invest in our economy and a valuable source of middleclass jobs. Stronger public education is more important than ever in today’s highskills job market. The decline of the middle-class must be reversed. It’s high time we hang a new sign in front of our government: under new management.

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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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Ode to Rufus the bird

Two compassionate girls from Hope found it in their hearts to care for a dying bird and to give it a proper burial, after their frisky cat Nash, attacked the poor creature late last week. “My cat Nash killed a bird in our front yard and we felt really bad — me and my friend (Meadow Ouellet) found a box and we put some plants in it and tried to feed it some water, but it died in the box anyway,” said Briana Lefeuvre, a concerned resident of Hope. After naming the diseased bird Rufus, the industrious pair of school girls and best friends decided to make a gravesite in ode to Rufus’ short but invaluable and unforgettable life. “We made a grave and put flowers around it — we were going to have a service with food and invite lots of people, but it didn’t quite work out that way, so we said some prayers and bid Rufus farewell,” said Briana.

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Briana Lefeuvre and Meadow Ouellet (two concerned residents of Hope) put an injured bird to rest in an effort to stave off an attack by their beloved cat Nash late last week.

In honour of the bird the girls have been praying for it daily and wishing it well in the great beyond. “We pray that it has a very happy after-life every single day when we pass by the grave,” said Briana. After carefully paint-

ing and constructing a cross for the endearing and much loved bird, the girls erected the cross in honour of their winged friend and to make reparations for their beloved cat Nash, who acted hastily in pursuit of Rufus the day he died.

“We buried Rufus’ box and arranged some flowers neatly around his grave — we wish him the best in his new life. I hope he returns as a new bird and that my cat Nash is a bit nicer in the future,” she told The Hope Standard.

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

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The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and downright balmy weather is making its appearance post ice storms. Although, seemingly idealistic, all that melting snow and turbulent weather has paved the way for the mess beneath to rear its ugly head. A few simple spring cleaning tools should help rectify this situation. Though the to do list might seem daunting at first, there is light under the proverbial spring cleaning tunnel when it comes to restoring one’s home and garden

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ACROSS 1. Harsh grating sound 5. American Resource Bureau (abbr.) 8. Fiddler crabs 11. Mex. soccer goalie Guillermo 13. After B 14. Jai __, sport 15. Brief ad or notice 16. Certified public accountant 17. Vexation 18. Rough gemstone 20. Annual grass of Europe and N Africa 21. Metal cooking vessels 22. Suspiciousness 25. “Purple Haze” musician 30. In a way, built up 31. Runner used for gliding over snow

32. In a way, initiated 33. Was inclined 38. Divides evenly into 41. Born early 43. The Ocean State 45. Rifle blades 47. Whale ship captain 49. Scientific workplace 50. Fill with high spirits 55. Ancient kingdom near Dead Sea 56. 7th Greek letter 57. Peoples of the Middle East 59. Height x width 60. A way to drench 61. Artificial waterway 62. Possessed 63. Turns into noun 64. Capital of Yemen

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28. George’s brother composer 29. Famished 34. Snakelike fish 35. Doctors’ group 36. Anais ____, author 37. CNN’s founder 39. Bad water disease 40. Given 41. Favorite 42. Lift 44. Discuss opposing points 45. Bleated 46. Swedish rock group 47. Indian housemaid 48. Israeli dance 51. Insect secretion used in shellac 52. Macaws 53. Source of the Blue Nile 54. Abba __, Israeli politician 58. Patti Hearst’s captors

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to its pristine pre winter look. The lawnmower: It’s one of the most prevalent and beloved tools on the market for cutting of post winter grass. A lawnmower is key to keeping your lawn looking sharp, green and lustrously healthy. There are several lawnmowing models available depending on the breadth and scope of your lawn. Popular models include push-mowers, eco-friendly electric mowers and even self-propelled mowers to expedite big

mowing jobs. Choosing the correct lawnmower is important to proper lawn maintenance in the spring and summer months, so choose wisely. The pressurewasher: Mud and leftover salt from winter can cause undue hardship to the surfaces in and around the home. Implementing the pressurewasher tool is a great way to remove the dirt and stains that have built up outside of the home. Continued on 10


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Conversation Circles: If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place then join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food, current events and a variety of other topics. A ReadRight program. Tuesday, April 14 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-1363 larissa.readright@gmail.com

Westie Army Cadet Training: The cadet program prepares youth ages 12 to 19 to become the leaders of tomorrow through fun yet challenging activities. Wednesday, April 15 6:30 p.m. Hope Legion 344 Fort St. 1789trg@gmail.com

Tops Meeting: Powerful support group for weight loss and lifelong health. Weigh-in 5:306:50 p.m. Meeting 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. Anglican Church Hall 681 Fraser St. 604-869-2204 eyesee55@telus.net

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WEDNESDAY Parent Child Mother Goose: Discover fun with rhymes, songs and stories! This is an interactive program for babies and toddlers and caregivers. Mother Goose helps your little one learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. Wednesday, April 15 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-863-2279

Hope Scrabble Club: Queue, quixotry, zymurgy. If you are a serious Scrabble player looking for a challenging game, this is the group for you. Tuesday, April 14 10 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

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THURSDAY Senior Fitness Class: Total body workout for seniors 55+ using music to movement, weights and bands. It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Golden Ager’s Hall 560 Douglas St. 604-869-8435 jilllast1@gmail.com Seniors Coffee and Conversation: Drop in to discuss current events or visit with friends while you have a cup of coffee and a homemade treat. Thursday, April 16 10:30 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl.bc.ca

SUNDAY Happy Knit Group: Bring your knitting and share in the conversation about patterns and projects, ideas and yarns. Beginners and all abilities are welcome to join this cozy fireside knitting circle. Sunday, April 12 1:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl.bc.ca

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Rape victim from Vancouver Island loses home Erin Knutson Hope Standard

On the evening of March 31st, Elizabeth P. Filipovits was left homeless in Hope, after leaving the Hope Hotel where she had two glasses of draft, after which, she went to drive to 5th Avenue across from McDonald’s to park her motorhome for the night. “As I was parked and sitting in my front seat, a police officer pulled up behind me, came to my motorhome and asked for my driver’s license. He told me that my tail lights were not working. I gave him my license, then he said to me — how much have you had to drink,?” Filipovits told The Hope Standard. She responded that she had had two glass-

es of draft and got out of her motorhome, which also serves as her primary residence and walked over to the police car as a female officer pulled up to the scene. “Cst. Abdullahi Hersi went to take a breathalyzer kit out of the police car — he played with two of them and could not get them to work. Then he had a third one and he had a hard time with it — I blew into it and it said that I failed,” according to Filipovits. After handcuffing Filipovits, who calls Vancouver Island home — she recalls that she was put into the cruiser for 10 to 15 minutes, before Cst. Hersi proceeded to take her out of the backseat and put a new end into the same device, while making her reattempt the breathalyzer examination. “He also had a hard time with setting it

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and making it work. It also was a fail. I believe my alcohol content was nowhere near 0.08 per cent. I believe the device he used was not working properly,” said Filipovits. Filipovits was the victim of a rape and torture incident last year in Nanaimo B.C., which resulted in monetary reparations from her local victims unit that secured a motorhome, which she now uses as a home residence. It was also the same motorhome she was driving when she was pulled over for missing tail lights. “Cst. Hersi was rude, arrogant and ignorant — he towed my home and it was in a spot that was okay to park for the night. I explained that it was my home and everything in it was all I owned,” she said. “I am requesting a review of this decision. Towing my motorhome has made me homeless.” Filipovits was advised that her vehicle would be impounded for 30 days and her license would be suspended for up to 90 days. An occurrence report issued by the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP stated that a second Approved Screening Device (ASD) test was issued after Cst. Hersi observed that Filipovits had no previous history of impaired driving. As such, Filipovits was informed of the Immediate Roadside Prohibition program

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Elizabeth P. Filipovits’ motorhome was impounded after a run in with local RCMP, landed her on the streets of Hope.

and the right to a second ASD test, which she failed, according to the report. A compassionate release was not issued due to the status of Filipovits unique living situation. Her home/vehicle was towed by Jamie Davis Towing, leaving her stranded to sleep on the street for two nights before taking up shelter at the Mount Hope Motel. Filipovits has been selling handmade jewelry downtown in an effort to fund her remaining time in Hope, while she waits for the release of her home. “I saw and heard everything, it looked like the officer was having issues with the first machine and then pulled out a second one from the same box — I shared the story with my boyfriend when I got home because I thought it was so unfair. The system is unfair and this is how people get stuck,” said witness Mildred O’Sullivan.

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Hope Standard Thursday, April 9, 2015 A15

Drug-impaired drivers a safety priority Jeff Nagel Black Press

Drug-impaired drivers who roam the roads mostly undetected are a top traffic safety priority for B.C. police chiefs. Their association wants the federal government to approve a roadside testing device that would make it easier for officers to arrest visibly stoned and otherwise drugged drivers. "Whether it's marijuana or prescription drugs, there are people that are driving high and for a large part it goes undetected because we don't have a really good tester and we don't have many drug recognition experts," said Transit Police chief Neil Dubord, who chairs the traffic committee of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police. Officers can arrest and usually issue a 24hour suspension to a driver who is seriously drug-impaired. But in less obvious cases, police have little recourse unless an officer is available who is highly trained in observing the signs of drug use. There's no device akin to a breathalyzer now in use in Canada to measure levels of cannabis or other drugs. But Dubord said there are "amazing" mobile testing systems available in the U.S. that can detect 27 different drugs from a saliva swab. He said federal approval of a roadside device is probably a couple of years away. But he said it could allow not just criminal impairment charges but potentially the addition of drug use to B.C.'s system of automatic roadside suspensions and impoundments for drunk driving. "With the proper tool, we may be able to get there as well," Dubord said, adding accuracy of the testing technology would have to be assured. The most recent study by researchers, published by the B.C. Medical Journal, found 5.4 per cent of drivers randomly checked in roadside surveys in 2012 had cannabis in their systems, followed by 4.1 per cent with cocaine and 1.7 per cent with amphetamines. Separate testing of drivers hospitalized with trauma injuries following crashes found 12.6 per cent were positive for cannabis, with 7.3 per cent showing recent use. "Cannabis slows reaction times, causes weaving, creates difficulty maintaining a constant speed, and predisposes to distraction," Dr. Jeff Brubacher wrote this month in the BCMJ.

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Brubacher said research so far suggests acute cannabis use roughly doubles the risk of crashing. More research is needed to understand the crash risk from prescription drugs as well as other stimulants like cocaine and certain amphetamines. The ongoing political debate over potential marijuana reform in Canada is also a factor driving the police chiefs' agenda. "If there's decriminalization or legalization or whatever ends up happening, we want to make sure we have the tools as well to be able to manage that successfully," Dubord said. "Because at the end of the day we want people on the roads to be safe.

The British Columbia Electoral Boundaries Commission will be hosting a meeting at the Hope Golf Course on Tuesday, April 14th at 3 p.m. to discuss recent changes that have been made within the Hope-Chilliwack boundary. The public will have a chance to speak to a recent and tentative decision by the Commission, which will split the current riding between two represenatives according to Chilliwack-Hope MLA, Laurie Throness. The boundary would no longer be represented by Chilliwack-Hope, but would end up in Merrit’s representation, therefore separating the representatives and issuing Hope to a new electoral boundary. The concerned MLA, encourages the public to come down and voice their opinions.

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Drug-impaired drivers who roam the roads mostly undetected are a top priority for B.C. police chiefs. Their association wants the federal government to approve a roadside testing device that would make it

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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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Opinion Affording Fido: A cost checklist for a new pet

Hope Standard Thursday, April 9, 2015 A17 With a couple of clicks, add your event today.

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HOPE & DISTRICT MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION’S

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY, APRIL 23 AT 7 PM HOPE ARENA MEZZANINE EXECUTIVE POSITIONS STILL NEED TO BE FILLED FOR THE 2015/16 SEASON

WE OFFER A MINOR HOCKEY PROGRAM FOR GIRLS AND BOYS AGED 5 - 19 YEARS

We offer the best ice in BC, weekday ice times after school and equipment swap meet pre-season

ERIN KNUTSON / THE STANDARD

Pet owners are pampering their beloved fur babies in newfound ways. The two pugs featured above in a baby stroller, struggled at birth and are being given the utmost attention by their adoring veterinary owners.

be daunting. For example, the ASPCA currently estimates that a large dog may cost roughly $1,800 in his or her first year and $780 a year afterward. That doesn't include potential bills for major illness or accident care that might run into the thousands. If that dog lives eight to 10 years, that means spending a minimum of between $7,260 and $8,820 over a lifetime. Many experts and pet owners are still debating whether it makes sense to buy pet insurance, (http://www.practicalmo-

neyskills.com/petinsurance) and that is an option worth researching as well before a pet is purchased or adopted. Many homeowners and renters should also check with their insurers for potential pet restrictions that may raise their premiums or risk voiding their coverage.

Possible financial assistance is available through: KidSport Canada: www.kidsportcanada.ca Canadian Tire Jump Start: jumpstart.canadiantire.ca

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: REGISTRAR@HOPEMINORCHOCKEY.COM ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2015/16 SEASON AT WWW.HOPEMINORHOCKEY.COM IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START HOCKEY!

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Mammograms Save Lives POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS HOPE

Research shows a 25 per cent reduction in breast cancer deaths among women who have regular mammograms in BC.

25%

When: April 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015 Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

reduction in deaths

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.

Mammograms are available for women ages 40 and over.

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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.

The BC Cancer Agency mobile mammography service will be visiting: Fraser Canyon Hospital 1275 - 7th Avenue, Hope, BC

Book your appointment today by calling:

April 16 to 18, 2015

1-800-663-9203

To learn about the benefits and limitations of mammography, please visit www.screeningbc.ca/breast

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Premium food, state-of-the-art veterinary care and creature comforts most humans would envy are now a regular part of life for many American pets. That's why prospective pet owners should consider financial planning before bringing home a dog, cat or other breed of animal. For those considering purchasing or adopting a pet, do thorough research first about what owning that animal will cost. The wide range of products, services and advanced medical options for American pets have pushed U.S. pet industry expenditures to almost $60 billion in 2014, nearly double the amount in 2004. With pet ownership tripling since the 1970s according to The Humane Society of the United States, it is no surprise that advanced pet products and services at high price points are making it very easy for many pet owners to overspend. Prospective pet owners should begin their research with an idea of first-year costs. The ASPCA (https://www.aspca.org) publishes an annual estimate for a variety of pets. Purchase and adoption costs may vary based on breed, so read as much as you can about a specific pet choice. Fortunately, virtually every kind of pet has an online presence, including sites for adoption and rescue. It's particularly important to research the pet's behavioral, care and health history and it might also be worthwhile to find a veterinarian who can offer additional insight about home and medical care. Keep in mind that average pet costs, not counting additional spending for toys, treats or non-routine veterinary care, can


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Arts&Life Romping and stomping about town From left to right: A sheep gives birth to quadruplets at the Little by Little Community Farm; Rick Viera and Jeremy Preston play leap frog at the Silver Creek Elementary School Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 5th (Photos by Erin Knutson.)

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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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EXISTING 500 KV CIRCUITS BCH 08-29

For more information please visit bchydro.com/ilm or contact BC Hydro at stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com or at 604 623 4472, toll-free 1 866 647 3334.

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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.

In 2013, the Insurance Information Institute claimed that one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims came from dog bites alone. Certain types of breeds may be considered higher-risk among some insurers, so before a pet purchase or adoption, prospective pet owners should check their home or rental policies to see how the animal will affect the pricing or availability of coverage. Finally, certain kinds of pet ownership situations may call for estate planning. Some pet breeds – birds and tortoises among them – may live well in excess of 20 years. If a pet owner becomes disabled or dies, pets at any age may have an uncertain future if there's no plan in place for guardianship, care and ongoing financial support. Estate planners have recognized pet trusts as a potential legal solution for this purpose. Pet owners of advanced age, with disabling illness or living alone might consider leaving such specific instructions for their animals in their will or advance directives. Bottom line: With the potential costs of veterinary and other forms of care, pet ownership requires its own form of financial planning.


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News Misumi retires after 22 years

Reigning developer Scott Misumi retires after 22 years of service at the District of Hope as the Director of Community Development. From left to right: Gary Mercer (left) Scott Misumi and Ana Voicu; Tama Kawase and Scott Misumi enjoy a cup of coffee and good conversation. Constituents met at the District of Hope Chambers to celebrate Misumi’s lifetime contributions to Hope on Tuesday, March 31 (Photos by Pattie Desjardins.)

BRITISH COLUMBIA ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES COMMISSION

The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission is coming to town and wants to hear from you. The commission is proposing changes to the area, boundaries and names of electoral districts in B.C. The Preliminary Report is now ready for your views on the proposed changes at www.bc-ebc.ca/reports.

Now is the time to have your say and shape your province. WEBSITE:

Join a public hearing: DATE: Tuesday, April 14 CITY/TOWN: Hope LOCATION:   Hope Golf Club, 900 Golf Course Road TIME:  3:00 p.m. Submit your views online at www.bc-ebc.ca or by email to info@bc-ebc.ca before May 26, 2015.

www.bc-ebc.ca EMAIL:

info@bc-ebc.ca PHONE:

1-800-661-8683


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Barry Stewart

Sports

The Aviator from Fraser Valley

Hope Standard

BARRY STEWART / THE STANDARD

Hope resident Jim Hatton launches his quadcopter at the Fraser Valley RC Flyers’ field on Fairfield Island; Monday. This unit has two cameras: one for recording video of the flight for later viewing — and another to send a signal to Hatton’s video-display goggles; which allow him to be “virtually” seated as a pilot on the aircraft.

day morning and sent one flyer packing) — but the technology is now offered to R/C flyers who have lost sight of their aircraft or have lost the radio signal. Hatton said he lost a new $400 plane that had the “return to home” function, though he didn’t trust that it would work. He was flying at the Broken Prop club’s airfield on the Gouwenberg farm behind Seabird Island. “I lost my video signal, then I lost the radio signal and I saw $400 flying straight away from me.” Hatton contacted farm owner, Henry Gouwenberg, to notify him of the lost plane that might have landed in a cornfield. He soon had a call back that the plane had been found — broken up. “It had an automatic return home function built in,” said Hatton. “It actually had come back later and was circling overhead,

waiting for me to bring it in — but I hadn’t noticed. It apparently lost power and crashed. I could salvage the parts, though. “I don’t fly to crash,” added Hatton. “I hate building and I hate fixing. It takes quite a bit of tenacity to work through the problems you encounter in R/C.” What he loves is working with all the cool technology available to R/C flyers. He got his quadcopter synched up with his controller, then hovered before sending it over 200 metres toward the Fraser River at an altitude of perhaps 50 metres. While doing this, he slipped on a pair of video goggles that were radio-linked to the quadcopter. “This gives me the FPV or ‘first person view,’” explained Hatton. Rather than looking at the copter from the ground, the goggles blocked his actual view and gave

him the view that a mouse might have, if it were stowed away on the quadcopter. “It’s a whole different experience… like being in a matrix,” he said. The goggles allowed him to see over the trees and up and down the river, which was not visible from the ground. Hatton took off his goggles, made a command on his handset, then set it down, saying, “Now we’ll see if return-to-home works. It should be able to land within 8 feet of where it took off.” While we watched, the quadcopter automatically came back until it was high overhead, then it began a slow descent. When it was about 10 metres off the ground, it paused to wait for Hatton’s command. Receiving none, it went back to autopilot and landed smoothly and accurately, then turned itself off.

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Extremely cool. Hatton is a fair-weather flyer with an aversion to heat and mosquitoes… so when he’s not flying — or fixing — he’s often working on his blog about the R/C sport, at jamesmylifeinrcflying.blogspot.ca . He has had over 500,000 views so far. Hatton shares his current experiences in the sport and he also has scanned and posted a large collection of R/C Modeler magazines that were left to him when his friend Brian Rabbitt passed away in 1989. Viewers like to go into the old issues for model plans, said Hatton. You may see Hatton flying at local fields in the Hope area this summer. If you’d like to learn more about the Fraser Valley club, see their site at fvrcf.com. Visitors are welcome to visit the FVRCF field at no cost, with weekend mornings being the busiest, said Hatton.

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Great things can happen when parents identify their child’s strong interests and cultivate them into lifelong pursuits. That’s how it went for the late Jack and Clare Hatton and their son, Jim, who has been flying radio-control airplanes since he was a student at Hope Secondary. “From a very early age, 2 or 3, I was drawn to aviation,” said Hatton on Monday. “Dad took me to the Hope airport to watch the water bombers take off to fight fires in Manning Park back in the 60's. I couldn't get enough of planes. “I got started flying R/C in 1978,” he recalled. “A friend of mine, Tom Houlden, got a radio-control plane for Christmas. When my dad saw that Tom was showing off with it, he decided that I must have one too, or suffer. “There was a hobby shop in Hope at the time, but the fellow for some reason wouldn't order it for me — even when my parents requested it. We ordered the first one out of Burnaby,” said Hatton, a 1981 grad. At that time, all R/C planes had noisy internal-combustion motors and had pretty primitive control units, by today’s standards. Hatton said modern controllers run between $30 and $3,000 but he has settled on a $750 14-channel Futaba unit that can store the profiles of various aircraft. When he switches between his quadcopter and his Styrofoam-based AXN Floater Jet — two very-different types of aircraft — he changes the profile and the same controller is suddenly controlling ailerons instead of tilting four props. “The AXN was my first electric plane,” said Hatton. “I didn’t think I wanted to get into — but now, I like it. This is such a beautiful plane to fly and I can just throw it in my car and off I go.” At the Fraser Valley RC Flyers’ club airfield on Monday, Hatton used an elastic cord to launch the plane, which has one pusherprop motor. It can also be tossed by hand. The AXN’s design allows it to glide without power and can even be landed without engine power — a great advantage if the battery is running low. “Return to home” is something that wives can do via cell phone (in fact, one made that call on Mon-

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BUSINESS

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SPACE FOR RENT

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L. HISLOP CONTRACTING Custom Woodworking Solutions Complete Renovations Custom Kitchens & Bathrooms Fully equipped shop

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VANWOUDENBERG, Audrey

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

Audrey Vanwoudenberg passed away into Heavenly glory at the age of 79. She leaves behind her loving husband Ed of 49 years, their children Marcia, Jennifer, and Martin, 10 grandchildren, and numerous friends. Audrey’s life contained much suffering due to chronic health issues but instead of focussing on herself she dedicated her life to the wellbeing of others. She loved God’s creation and all His creatures, from the child in the womb, to the elderly, the handicapped, the incarcerated, and the poor at home and elsewhere. She loved the community of Hope and the friends she made here. In return she never tired of expressing gratitude to the staff of Hope Medical Centre and Dr. Susan Kristy in particular. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the caring service of the paramedics, doctors, and nurses at both the Hope, and Chilliwack hospitals, and to her family and friends as her life drew to a close. Audrey’s body was laid to rest at the Valley View Cemetery in Surrey on April 2, 2015. A memorial service was held the same day at the Canadian Reformed Church in Aldergrove B.C. Submitted by her loving husband Ed.

Licensed Preschool 3-5 years only 9am-11:30am (3’s program) 9am-1pm (Pre-K program)

Licensed Group Daycare 2.5 - 5 years 7:30am - 5:30pm

Qualified ECE Educators High Quality program

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

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

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www.canadabenefit.ca/free-assessment

HIP OR KNEE Replacement? Problems Walking or Getting Dressed? The Disability Tax Credit $1,500 Yearly Tax Credit. $15,000 Lump Sum Refund (on avg). For assistance Call: 1-844-453-5372.

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LOST AND FOUND

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

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

CONSTRUCTION SITE In your NEIGHBOURHOOD

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

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

284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

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

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

New West 604.522.4900

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

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

MECHANIC WANTED Small engine, outboard. Experience required, full time, excellent Wage benefits. ShopRite Marine and Outdoor. est.1956. Port Mcneill, BC. Resume to crosback@telus.net

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

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

BIGG HOME IMPROVEMENT Services, carpentry, plumbing, painting, etc. Call Dave 604-869-7663

VECTOR RENO’S Specializing in all interior & exterior home renovations & additions Call 604-690-3327

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LANDSCAPING

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

GPRC, Fairview Campus, Alberta urgently requires a Heavy Equipment Technician Instructor to commence immediately. Visit our website at: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers

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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.

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

AB/BC Owner Operators Needed New Pay Package!

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

MIND BODY SPIRIT

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CHANEL SPA Top Quality Services...

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

604-746-6777

2459 McCallum Rd. Abby.

Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.

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

245

CONTRACTORS

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

ELECTRICAL

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

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

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

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

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your workat-home career today!

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

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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Paper Carrier

needed for our

Motor Route

DRIVERS WANTED

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

CARPENTRY

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

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

INFORMATION

CANADA BENEFIT GROUP - Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888-511-2250 or

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

SPRING TEA Door prizes, bake table and games. Saturday, April 11th, 12 - 2:00 pm. Canyon Golden Agers Hall, 560 Douglas St. Admission $5.00.

HELP WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

COMING EVENTS

.Kerrisdale Antiques Fair. April 18 & 19th. 10am-5pm. Kerrisdale Arena 5670 East Blvd. Vanc. Adm $7.

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.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

GW GRAHAM Football is hosting their 4th Annual Manure Sale, April 11th/12th @ GW GRAHAM 9am3pm (45955 Thomas Road, Chilliwack) [Saturday only Satellite location 8700 Young Road] $5/20lb bag OR $20 for 5 bags!!

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS

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

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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This week’s puzzle answers!

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

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


Thursday, April 9, 2015, Hope Standard A23 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 10yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299 2 coats any colour

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

NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring.

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PLUMBING

BLUE’S PLUMBING, hot water tanks, gas fitter, water lines, drainage. Licensed. Call (604)750-0159 BRO MARV PLUMBING Plumbing, heating, clogged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

PETS 477

RENTALS

PETS

SIBERIAN HUSKY, male, needs a good home. Fenced yard a must. Ph: (604)866-2934 (Langley)

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

736

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

851

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

DL# 31038 604-855-0666

MISC. FOR SALE

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

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 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

CALL GORDON (604)240-3464

STEEL BUILDINGS... “SPRING SALES WITH HOT SAVINGS!” All steel building models and sizes are now on sale. Get your building deal while it’s hot. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca

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MISC. WANTED

POSTAGE STAMPS WANTED TOP $$ PAID Private Collector will buy for CASH yvrbill@hotmail.ca or 604-506-1372.

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

REAL ESTATE 627

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

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WE BUY HOMES BC

PRESSURE WASHING

POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

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

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

TRANSPORTATION

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 812

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

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.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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TREE SERVICES

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

377

UPHOLSTERY

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

387

WINDOWS

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

PETS 474

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane

SILVER CREEK

560

TRUCKS & VANS

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

1998 HONDA CIVIC 2 dr, auto Aircared. STK#652. $2,495. 2002 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr auto, fully loaded. STK#547. $4,900. 2004 MAZDA 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.

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. $9,900. 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.

www.keytrackautosales.ca

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

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOMES FOR RENT

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

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION

PITTBULL pups, born Feb 24th. Blue/blue brindle. Gotti/razors edge. $850-$1250. 604-765-0453

The public hearing on Bylaws 1309 to 1315 is to be held by a delegate of the FVRD Board. Copies of the Board resolution making the delegation and copies of Bylaws 1309 to 1315 are available for public inspection until April 23, 2015 at the Fraser Valley Regional District, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday) . For further information, please contact the Planning Department at 604-702-5000, toll free 1-800-528-0061, or by email at planninginfo@fvrd.bc.ca.

HOME FOR RENT AUTOMOBILE FOR SALE MISC ITEMS FOR SALE

Information is available online at: http://www.fvrd.bc.ca/InsidetheFVRD/DevelopmentApprovals/ Pages/Bylaws-1309-1315,-2015.aspx At this public hearing, all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaws will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaws which are the subject of the hearing.

Limited time offer!!

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

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

Advertise your:

All print ads are advertised online too!

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

COCKAPOO-POO PUPPIES Vet checked. Non-shedding. $600. 604-381-4809 or 604-785-4809

WHAT A

FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The purpose of Bylaws 1309 to 1315 is to clarify the minimum parcel size requirements for parcels that are serviced by both an approved community water system and an approved community sanitary sewer system in Electoral Areas A, B, C (portion), D, E and H when new subdivisions are proposed.

pick a part

PETS

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

03/15H_HS12

The Public Hearing will be conducted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the FVRD Office, 4th Floor Boardroom, 45950 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C.

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

DEAL!

Written submission may also be submitted to Fraser Valley Regional District in advance of the hearing but must be received no later than 12:00 p.m. April 23, 2015. Written submissions will be entered into the public hearing record.

Call Janice 604-869-2421 classifieds@hopestandard.com *same ad must run consecutively

04/15H_HS2

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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

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Published Thursday

t Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1309, 2015 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw [1309] t Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1310, 2015 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw [1310] t Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1311, 2015 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw [1311] t Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1312, 2015 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw [1312] t Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1313, 2015 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw [1313] t Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1314, 2015 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw [1314] t Fraser Valley Regional District Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1315, 2015 [hereinafter referred to as Bylaw [1315]

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

S.N.Y.P. (Spay or Neuter Your Pets) can help. We are a local, registered charity providing financial assistance to people in need for spaying and neutering dogs/ cats. S.N.Y.P. works in partnership with Dr. Madsen at Coquihalla Veterinary Services. Please call 604-869-9474 for details or drop in to 591-C Walllace St. to pick up an application.

Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to Section 892 of the Local Government Act, the Fraser Valley Regional District will conduct a Public Hearing with respect to

1030 3rd Ave.

PET SERVICES

Is your pet in need of spaying or neutering?

Office Hours:

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

Financing Available

HOPE

The Hope Standard

An informal public information meeting to be facilitated by FVRD staff regarding the Bylaws will be held at 7:00 pm immediately preceding the Public Hearing. Dated this 2nd day of April, 2015 Paul Gipps, Chief Administrative Officer


A24 Hope Standard Thursday, April 9, 2015

PRECISION TRUCK EVENT STEP UP TO THE

SIERRA DOUBLE CAB 2WD KODIAK EDITION UP TO

10,000

$

IN TOTAL VALUE*

INCLUDES: $4,500 $2,095 $1,000 $2,155 $250

DELIVERY CREDIT CASH CREDIT OWNER CASH KODIAK PACKAGE DISCOUNT KODIAK DOUBLE CAB 2WD CASH CREDIT

2015 TERRAIN STARTING FROM

24,995

$

2014 TERRAIN AWARDED “HIGHEST RANKED COMPACT SUV IN INITIAL QUALITY IN THE U.S.”<>

THIS OFFER IS ON FWD AND INCLUDES $750 LOYALTY CASH¥, $4,200 CASH CREDITS, FREIGHT AND PDI.

2015 TERRAIN SLE-1 MODEL SHOWN

2015 SIERRA 1500

NHTSA 5-STAR OVERALL VEHICLE SCORE FOR SAFETY*†

DOUBLE CAB 4WD BI-WEEKLY LEASE

145 @ 0% 24

$

FOR

MONTHS

WITH $1,850 DOWN. BASED ON A LEASE PRICE OF $31,372 (1SA MODEL). INCLUDES $1,000 LOYALTY CASH FOR ELIGIBLE OWNERS ¥, $1,000 DISCOUNT CREDIT, $4,500 DELIVERY CREDIT, FREIGHT & PDI. ‡

OR STEP UP TO

CREW CAB 4WD BI-WEEKLY LEASE 2015 SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB WITH ALL-TERRAIN PACKAGE SHOWN

155 @ 0% 24

$

FOR

MONTHS

WITH $1,850 DOWN. BASED ON A LEASE PRICE OF $34,357‡ (1SA MODEL). INCLUDES $1,000 LOYALTY CASH FOR ELIGIBLE OWNERS¥, $1,000 DISCOUNT CREDIT, $3,500 DELIVERY CREDIT, FREIGHT & PDI.

UP TO $1,500 OWNER CASH FOR ELIGIBLE OWNERS

¥

OFFERS END APRIL 30TH

BCGMCDEALERS.CA

ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase or lease of a new or demonstrator 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab (1SA), or purchase of a new or demonstrator 2015 GMC Sierra Kodiak Edition and GMC Terrain FWD (3SA). Freight ($1,695/$1,650) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA and dealer administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. *$10,000 is a combined total credit on 2015 Sierra Kodiak addition consisting of a $4,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive), $1,000 Loyalty Cash (tax inclusive), a $2,155 manufacturer to dealer Option ‘Kodiak Edition’ Package Discount Credit (tax exclusive), $250 Kodiak Double Cab 2WD cash credit, and $2,095 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $250 and $2,095 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ‡Lease based on a purchase price of $31,372/$34,357, (includes $4,500/$3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit, a $1000 manufacturer to dealer Option Package Discount Credit and a $893 Loyalty Cash) for Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4WD (1SA/G80/B30)/ Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4WD (1SA/G80/B30). Bi-weekly payment is $145/$155 for 24 months at 0.0% APR, on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $1,850 down payment is required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $9,393/$9,930, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $21,979/$24,427. Price and total obligation exclude license, insurance, registration, taxes, dealer fees and optional equipment. Other lease options are available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with other offers. See your dealer for conditions and details. General Motors of Canada Limited reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. † Purchase price includes $670 Loyalty Cash and a cash credit of $4,200 and applies to new 2015 GMC Terrain SLE-1 FWD models at participating dealers in Canada. Purchase price of $24,995 excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. ¥ Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA, Sierra Light Duty and Heavy Duty); $1,000 credit available on all GMC Sierras. Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any Pontiac/Saturn/SAAB/Hummer/Oldsmobile model year 1999 or newer car or Chevrolet Cobalt or HHR that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between April 1, 2015 through April 30, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive): $1,500 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA). Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice.. <>The 2014 GMC Terrain received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among compact SUVs in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 86,118 new-vehicle owners, measuring 239 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. *†U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).

Call Gardner Chevrolet Buick GMC at 604-869-9511, or visit us at 945 Water Avenue, Hope. [License #7287]

Hope Standard, April 09, 2015  

April 09, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard

Hope Standard, April 09, 2015  

April 09, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard