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Life’s a beach for geese at Harrison Lake But some residents are asking if more can’t be done to keep the birds away
Lorene Keitch THE OBSERVER
It’s not a new problem. Nor is it an easy one. Canada’s national bird takes over the grass and beachfront every summer in Harrison Hot Springs. It’s raised the ire of at least one area resident this summer. Terry Blaker sent an email to the Village office last week lamenting the plethora of poop. “The area around the lagoon is filthy with goose poo,” he wrote. “You have to get ride of the geese.” Village Mayor Leo Facio explains that they do have a few means at their disposal
to deal with the birds. The Village takes preventative steps such as speakers on the band stage that sends out a call when geese fly over to encourage them to move on. For the geese that do land, they have a machine that picks up all the droppings Monday to Friday to help deal with the mess left behind. "We've tried many different things over the years [to get rid of them]," says Facio. "But it's a natural setting for them. We do what we can." Facio adds they also have showers on the beach to help with concerns of swimmer's
itch, a skin rash caused by an allergic reaction to certain parasites that infect some birds and mammals. Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994. The Act prohibits people from harming birds except under specified conditions. According to Environment Canada, there are a number of management tools available by permit, including destroying eggs, relocating birds and killing them under specific circumstances. Environment Canada urges municipal governments to prevent citizens from
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feeding wild waterfowl and consider geese preferences when making future landscape planning decisions. Facio urges people to not feed the geese, which only encourages them to stick around. As for Blaker, he says it seems the resident population of Canada geese has “exploded.” He says while he will probably take his grandchildren to the beach again this year, it will not be to the lagoon as that appeared more goosegraced than the beach in front of the resort. Blaker also questioned the
water quality of the lagoon. However, according to Fraser Health's latest water quality testings, the lagoon is well within the "satisfactory" conditions, with a rating of 6-20 geometric mean of less than or equal to 200 E. coli bacteria / 100 ml. An unsatisfactory rating would be 200 or more. All areas tested within and around Harrison met the 'satisfactory' water quality testings, such as Harrison Lake beach left of the lagoon with a rating of 5, Sasquatch Park's Green Point at 10 and Hicks Lake at 11.
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Bikes Against Bullies hit the road Lorene Keitch The Observer
Bikers are taking a stand, well actually a ride, against bullies. Expect between 200 and 300 motorcycle riders to pass by Agassiz on Highway 7 Sunday, July 26 as they participate in the annual Bikes Against Bullies event. This event was started three years ago as a response to the death of Amanda Todd. Todd was a Port Coquitlam teenager who committed suicide after repeated bullying. Todd posted a Youtube video that went viral about her situation, reaching more than 10 million views after her death a month later. Tneesa Tyerman knew of Todd through her step sister, and she herself had struggled with bullying as a teenager. Her father rides a motorcycle and every year, he would take Tyerman on different charity bike events. She decided to organize a ride event to raise awareness about the issue. “The whole ideas is to raise awareness, and to take a stand that bullying is not OK,” says Tyerman. They want to have a strong showing of support for antibullying in the mass of bikers coming together. Tyerman says it doesn’t hurt that most kids think motorcycle riders are cool and if they say bullying is not OK, the hope is the kids take the message to heart. She says one of the interesting things she’s learned over the last few years of being involved with this event is that
Waiting in Line? Fast, friendly service! As many as 300 motorcycle riders could pass by Agassiz on Highway 7 Sunday, July 26 as they participate in the annual Bikes Against Bullies ride. The ride was organized following the death of Amanda Todd.
a lot of anti-bullying is focused on kids. But in talking to participants on the ride, they share about bullying in the workplace, or in their social lives. Some have shared stories of bullying back in their school days that still touches them deeply as adults. The event is sponsored by Trev Deeley Motorcycles and Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation band. Mike Bellegarde, economic developer for the band, says it’s a good fit for the Sq’ewá:lxw to be involved in this event. “Suicide and bullying is something that really affects First Nations children disprop or t ionately,” says Bellegarde. In a press release, the
band states that most Indigenous people have experienced some type of bullying because of their heritage, and the sexual exploitation of young Indigenous women continues to be ignored by the federal government. While the Amanda Todd Legacy Society doesn’t have a specific mandate to assist Indigenous youth, they make efforts to help everyone who suffers from bullying or sexual exploitation, regardless of race. Bellegarde is happy to help join motorcylists to the cause of antibullying. “Motorcyclists always step up to the plate and raise money,” he says.
“A lot of time, people think of motorcyclists as big tough guys that are bullies themselves. But generally, I find they have big hearts.” Thanks to the band’s funding, 100 per cent of rider’s funds will go to the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund. This will be the first year the ride leaves the Lower Mainland. For the third annual event, the riders will head from Trev Deeley Motorcyles in Vancouver to Ruby Creek Art Gallery on the Lougheed Highway. It will be a great party, Bellegarde promises, with the salmon barbecue, performances, speeches, silent auction and family fun. The cost for the ride / salmon barbecue lunch is $20, with all proceeds going to the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund. If you’re not a rider or don’t want to start from Vancouver, Bellegarde invites you to come on out for the $20 lunch, see some cool bikes
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Pulling together It takes courage to break a cycle of negativity – but it can be done. For evidence, look no further than the 2015 Pulling Together Canoe Journey, which concluded last weekend at the ancestral home of the Semiahmoo First Nation. The journey – which brings together many groups, including First Nations and the RCMP – continues to be a living symbol of positive co-operation. The metaphor is obvious – but no less powerful. In a broad sense, all humanity is in the same canoe. We all have our strengths and our contribution to make. We can’t allow our squabbles to unseat us – we can either paddle together, or let our differences scuttle us in chilly waters, far from a friendly shore. In the 1997 Vision Quest that inspired the current journey, people of conscience recognized that there had to be a better way to move forward than replaying the same cycles of interaction that had pitted First Nations and police against each other for decades. A history of bad laws, repressive ideologies and short-sighted and disrespectful policies had painted both groups into corners from which many thought there could be no escape. While there could be no question that many wrongs had been perpetrated, those with the vision realized that it was time to
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move on from the mistakes of the past – to build a future based on mutual respect. Const. Troy Derrick – a Surrey RCMP member of First Nations heritage who has participated in the Pulling Together Canoe Journey for the last nine years – had an interesting observation at the concluding stage of the eight-day journey. “Too many people listen with the intent to reply, and not with the intent to understand,” he said. How truly that sums up all human conflict – whether we’re talking about a difference between people in a close family relationship, or strife between nations. And how much we need to heed such messages, especially in an era that tends to divide us, rather than unite us. The theme of this year’s Pulling Together Canoe Journey was HealThy Ways. It’s a play on words that recognizes a simple truth – that what is healthy for us is also healing for us. As Derrick pointed out, each of the participants was on his or her own journey, as well as the group’s journey. But the symbolic significance of a challenge to ‘heal thy ways’ should not be lost on the rest of us. We’re all on a journey together – and the sooner we realize that, and learn to look beyond limited viewpoints motivated only by segmented self-interest, the better-off we all will be.
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Is B.C. LNG industry real? Yes
Tom Fletcher Victoria – The B.C. legislature is back in session this week, a rare summer sitting to approve a 25-year project agreement for the first largescale liquefied natural gas project in northern B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong released the lengthy legal agreement prior to the debate, saying this step should remove any doubt that an international investment group led by Petronas of Malaysia intends to go ahead. With billions invested in upstream resources and buyers waiting at home, the Pacific Northwest LNG group includes Chinese state corporation Sinopec, Indian Oil Corp., Japan Petroleum Exploration Corp. and Petroleum Brunei. The most contentious issue is the government’s intention to protect
the investors from “discriminatory” tax and regulations for the life of the project. The government insists these sorts of long-term cost certainty agreements are commonplace, and don’t affect provincial and federal taxes or environmental regulations unless they single out LNG operations. Future governments can raise corporate tax rates, carbon tax or enter into a cap and trade system. Ottawa can scrap capital cost allowances that were recently extended to LNG producers, which is significant because Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has indicated he would get rid of what he calls subsidies to fossil fuels. Both the province and Ottawa allow capital cost write-offs against corporate tax, to attract investment. B.C. attracted a lot of gas drilling rigs from Alberta with tax breaks for deep drilling. The B.C. government invited comparisons with Western Australia LNG producers, and NDP researchers did just that. They
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“Leaving aside all the political positioning around the province’s largest private investment to date, if this doesn’t go ahead we will all feel the effects.”
get preference. Those are absent in B.C., along with apprenticeship guarantees for LNG. “There was hard bargaining by the companies, and certainly the premier went into this negotiation in a very weak position, having to deliver on her extravagant and
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grandiose promises from the election,” NDP critic Bruce Ralston said. “The companies did well. Whether the citizens of British Columbia did well is certainly an open question.” Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver painted himself into a corner, having spent the last two years dismissing the B.C. LNG industry as a fantasy that will never come to pass, strictly on economic grounds. He has since branded the Petronas deal, a template for any future projects, a “generational sellout.” Another big player with gas well investments in northeast B.C. is Shell, with a proposal for Kitimat. Its prospects have improved since it took over British Gas Group, which had its own LNG intentions here. Another group led by Altagas remains on track to ship LNG from its Douglas Channel site before the end of the decade. It’s important to remember that without LNG exports, B.C.’s natural gas industry will shrink rapidly after OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.
50 years of increasingly significant revenues from sales to the U.S. Leaving aside all the political positioning around the province’s largest private investment to date, if this doesn’t go ahead we will all feel the effects. De Jong had a blunt response when asked what the province gets in return for all its guarantees of low tax environment: “Their money.” At peak construction, Pacific Northwest LNG will need as many as 4,500 workers, with 500 or more operations jobs depending on how far it expands. The finance ministry forecasts that once Pacific Northwest LNG is up and running, it represents $9 billion in revenues to the province over 10 years, including gas royalties and taxes. That’s more than taxpayers can expect from the entire forest industry. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: email@example.com
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Gaining a new perspective
Sometimes all it takes is a little fire under the hood to change your perspective. I felt rushed Saturday morning. Due to scheduling conflicts, I was running solo with my kids and planned to take photos at the pool, Kilby, and enjoy some festival fun in Harrison. I got my two children LORENE KEITCH dressed, From the ready to go editor's desk and all the necessities of outings with small children packed in the car. As we turned left on Tuyttens Road, the car died and smoke poured from the hood. Uh-oh. I quickly pulled over, leapt out of the car and unbuckled their cumbersome carseat straps. Images of TV car explosions ran through my head as I grabbed my kids and ran across the road and as far up as I felt was safe before calling 9-1-1.
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home. My kids and I relaxed, played at the playground and spent time together. While it was frustrating not being able to do my job, I realized how much I had to be thankful for. The car didn’t catch on fire on the bridge. The fire crew came swiftly. And my kids looked at the whole incident with adventure, not fear. It was strange being on the “other” side of a callout. When I do attend local emergencies, it’s as a reporter there to cover the event for the paper.
The Agassiz Fire Department was on scene within minutes. The crew was professional, quick and kind. They chatted to my kids and assured me I did the right thing by calling. (It was, after all, only a small fire). A tow truck from Pioneer Motors picked it up and by Monday morning, it was ready to drive again. I went from feeling rushed at wanting to cover all these events to having time to spare while we waited for a lift back
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verone in Agassiz and Harrison knows about the Friendship House. This busy building is home to Family Parenting Place on side, where families come to learn and play together. The other side is home to the Kent Harrison Senior Social Cultural Society and the Old Age Pensioners branch. This active group of seniors can be found almost daily in the centre, participating in everything from floor curling to line dancing, jammers music sessions to sit and be fit. There isn’t a time you go in where the coffee pot isn’t on and the conversation isn’t flowing. On top of the regular events, Friendship House has special events such as the always-popular St Patrick’s Tea and Bake Sale, spaghetti dinners and a New year’s Eve Party. But like everything else here, Friendship House had a beginning. And those beginnings were documented in the very first edition of the Agassiz-Harrison Observer. As we take time this year to reflect back on The Observer’s first year in production, let’s take a moment to see back to the start of a great community building: Sodturning this Sunday: excerpts from the
A groundbreaking ceremony this Sunday at 3 p.m. will mark the beginning of construction of the Agassiz-Harrison seniors social and child daycare centre. Located on Morrow Road between Dogwood Manor and Kent Elementary School, a portion of the land, on which the “L”-shaped building will stand, was donated by Lorraine Sciotti and her late husband Sam, three years ago to make way for the project initiated by the Harrison-Agassiz Rotary Club.
When completed, the local chapter of the Old Age Pensioners will make their home in the new unnamed centre that will be opened to all senior citizens. With the new permanent home, the OAP will provide seniors with various activities such as exercise classes, guest speakers, films, table games, and whatever else that interests the seniors. Much of the construction of the building will
be done by volunteers of the local Rotary Club, said Ray Brule, club president. Brule also noted that Leo Facio was a key initiator in the project when the early discussions started seven years ago. Total cost of the project is estimated at $225,000, according to Gordon and Jean Wallis, treasurers of the building committee and members of the Kent-Harrison Senior Social Centre Society.
Owned now by the Agassiz-Harrison Senior Citizens Housing Society, both the Agassiz-Harrison Daycare Society and the kent-Harrison Seniors Social Centre Society have leased the land for 30 years, which is extendable to 99 years. The seniors’ centre and the daycare will each have one leg of the complex. The daycare centre will be approximately 30 by 75 feet, while the senior social centre is about 40 by 90 feet, according to Emil Grieshaber of the Kent-Harrison Seniors Social Centre Society, and member of the building committee. The seniors centre will feature a large meeting room with a vaulted ceiling and a spacious and well-equipped kitchen.
Seniors enjoy the wildly popular St. Patrick’s Day tea at Friendship House last March. Something is always happening at this wonderful community venue for senior citizens.
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Balance Between Risk And Benefit With Medications British Columbia seniors, like those in the rest of Canada, represent one of the fastest growing segments of the population and, for many, aging increases the likelihood of multiple health problems such as coronary artery disease, arthritis, stroke, and diabetes. As the number of illnesses increases, so does, most often, the number of prescription medications used to treat these illnesses. It is not unusual to find many seniors using five or more drugs, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, complementary medicines such as herbal remedies, and dietary supplements such as vitamins. The term used to describe taking multiple drugs is called polypharmacy. But while medications play an important role in disease management and health care, it becomes a challenge to achieve an ideal balance between the benefits and risks of medications. Elderly patients are particularly susceptible to polypharmacy not only because they take more medications than younger patients but also because of the way in which aging bodies handle medication. With advancing age, there is a progressive functional decline in the body’s organ systems leading to changes in the way medications are handled within and removed from the body. Medications remain in the system longer; medications become concentrated in particular parts of the body because of poor circulation; the liver shrinks and there is less volume of blood being pumped by the heart which affects metabolism; and, decreased kidney function affects how the drug is eliminated from the body. As a consequence, older patients may be more sensitive to some drugs and less sensitive to others. An adverse drug reaction (ADE), caused by the body’s reaction to a drug is common in older adults and taking more medications increases the risk of an ADE. Physical signs that should arouse suspicion of an ADE include fatigue, constipation, diarrhoea, confusion, incontinence, weight loss, weakness, tremors, falls, drowsiness, dizziness, depression, agitation, and anxiety. While taking more medications increases the risk of an ADE, it is not the only important consideration. ADEs can also result when patients 1) inappropriately misuse, overuse, or underuse medications, 2) consume, along with prescribed medication, substances such as alcohol and herbal remedies without
understanding potential side effects, and 3) under reporting all the other drugs and products they are consuming. Polypharmacy is complicated matter, one which cannot be discussed in a few paragraphs. Medicines cure infectious diseases, prevent problems of chronic diseases, and alleviate pain and suffering for people every day. Sometimes, it is not possible to avoid prescribing many medications but this is not a bad thing if thoughtful polypharmacy is practised. But medicines can also cause harm resulting in ADEs. Becoming educated about all of the medicines taken into the body, noting any reaction(s) to them and sharing this information with the doctor should be a priority for every patient. To reduce the risk of harm from adverse drug events, patients should: 1) keep a list of all medications they use – prescription, over-the-counter, herbal remedies, and any supplements 2) follow directions about how the medication should be used 3) ask the doctor and pharmacist questions about the medicines 4) keep up with any blood testing recommended by the doctor 5) take pain relievers and antibiotics only as directed. Contributed by the Agassiz Community Health Centre
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The Urban Safari Rescue Society brought some incredible creatures to Pioneer Park for the kickoff of Storytime in the Park. Ali Vickers shows Clayton, Phoenix and Jillian two Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches.
Not only did the Lions Pioneer Ave. from the a 50/50 draw to win! Set have a winner for their Observer to the Museum the date on your calendar Canada Day Super-Valu to turn it into the best for this family oriented draw, Agassiz itself had a looking parking lot in fun day. Bring a chair winner! town! Filled with old and and watch the goings on Our lucky draw winner newer cars, trucks, and from the shade of Pioneer – who wishes to remain motorcycles, the street Park. Best of all – it’s anonymous — generously draws friends and families FREE to visit, talk with Take a leisurely local tour through donated the entire $500 from the surrounding the entrants, vote for the the agricultural & culinary delights able value to the Agassiz food raised over $600 to use area tosav ooh and aah at people’s choice, and enjoy of the Fraser Valley and e a result all of to support community those lovely vehicles! Cars a fun day in the park! Take e bank. As FREE) Tickets may be purchased online prior to the Agassiz benefits from our organizations such as – we had 110 last year – a chance on the raffles, event or at the start tent on the day of the tour. latest fundraising effort. Friendship House and will be on show from 8 til possibly go home with a (Children 18 and under are FREE) ULTURAL And, community service Agassiz Senior Housing. 3. Only $10 to register an little extra something! www.fraservalleycycletours.com is one of the main goals of See you there Our next fun fundraiser entry. Lions clubs. Did I mention we also supporting our local is coming quickly at Many thanks to our the end of this month. have live music and a Agassiz-Harrison Lions in generous sponsors for Sunday, June 26 is the big barbecue going? All that their community service making our June pub day for the Lions annual plus basket to raffle and efforts! night at the Sasquatch car show. This is the one ne visit such a great success. We where we shut down om
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The opening weekend of the Harrison Festival of the Arts featured a wonderful mix of music from around the world. (clockwise) One of the weekend worskhops was Afrocuban Rythms & Dance. Red Chamber played the Beach Stage Saturday afternoon. Crowds filled the grass Sunday afternoon for the Balkan Babes performance. On the acoustic stage, the Bombadils put on an intimate show. Monday evening, Corin Raymond thoroughly entertained the audience with his one-man show ‘Bookworm’.
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For a complete schedule of the 4-day event go to: Hope Communities in Bloom Facebook page. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-869-1338
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Harrison Gospel Chapel’s 18th Annual Art Exhibit - Saturday, July 11th & 12th. Featuring various media artwork by several local artists. 514 Lillooet Ave., Harrison Hot Springs. FMI call 604-796-9500 or visit harrisongospelchapel.com 37th Annual Harrison Festival of the Arts - July 11 to 19 in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs. The whole family can enjoy daily evening concerts in Harrison Memorial Hall
and music on the beach at the outdoor stage as well as the visual art exhibit at the Ranger Station Art Gallery. The waterfront art market takes place on the weekends and children’s day is July 15. FMI visit harrisonfestival.com or call 604-796-3664 11th Annual Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta Festival of the Arts - Saturday, July 25th from at 8am - 6pm at Main Beach on Harrison Lake. Watch up to 70 boats compete!
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Hooked on Books: Agassiz Library Book the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Club takes place on the third Tuesday of Lion’s Den in the Ag-Rec Hall, 6800 Pioneer every month, starting at 6:30pm at the Ave. FMI call Joey at 604-796-9951 Agassiz Library. Love to read and want to talk about what you’re reading? You don’t Hope Christian Women’s Club Brunch - Free have to be a member, just drop in when you nursery by reservation as well. For info & can. Pick up the book at the library any time reservations call Raye 604-869-5420 before the meeting and get ready to share Agassiz Harrison Community Drivers Program - A community based volunteer your opinions! Scrabble Club - Wednesdays, 2 pm - 4 pm at driver program providing rides to all local, Agassiz Library. Free, drop in, all skill levels Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland medical welcome. Enjoy the game, friendship and a appointments & other personal services. Always looking for more drivers. Call 604cup of coffee. 798-6228, email agharcommdrivers@ Stitch “n” Rip - Every Tuesday from 9 am - outlook.com or visit 7046 Pioneer Ave., 1 pm. Come to the Harrison Mills Hall with Agassiz. any unfinished sewing, stitching, knitting Friendship House Nickel Bingo on Mon. at projects, etc. FMI call Kim 604-796-2336. 1 pm, Tues. Bridge and Cribbage at 1 pm, Olive Branch Dinners - Come join us for a Sit and Be Fit 10:30 am Mon. & Fri., Drop-in free home cooked meal. Tuesdays 5 - 6 pm. Floor Curling 7 pm Thurs. 7571 Morrow Rd, ACS gym. No expectations, enjoy community companionship. Families Kent-Harrison Arts Council - KHAC meets the third Sunday of each month. & all ages welcome. FMI call (604) 796-8604 or email us at T.O.P.S. - Meets Thursdays at 9:30 am, or 5:45 email@example.com pm., at the Agassiz Christian Church. Harrison International All-weather Tennis Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Club - Drop-in tennis at 8 am daily at the Thrift Store - We’re looking for volunteers! Spring Park tennis complex. All are welcome. Open Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. Good fun and exercise is guaranteed at no Feel free to come by 6919 Cheam Avenue or cost. FMI contact John Allen 796-9117 call 604-796-9932 FMI. Jam Session - Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Royal Canadian Legion - Hosts drop-in month from 7pm - 10:30pm by donation. “Fun Darts” every Mon. at 4 pm & Fri. at 8 Everyone welcome, bring an instrument and pm, Players needed, arrive early to register. a friend! OAP Hall, Friendship Hall. FMI call Cribbage daily. Non-members welcome. Call Derry at 604-796-1084 604-796-2332 Lions TV Bingo - Thursday nights at 6 pm on The Wednesday Walkers - Easy hiking every Shaw Cable. Pick up your bingo cards at The Wednesday. FMI call Eleanor 604-795-0076 Source - Chehalis Store & Ledoux Hardware Knitting/Crochet Sisters Group - Projects The Chilliwack MS Multiple Sclerosis Selffor worthy causes. Contact Alice 604-796- Help Group - Meets every third Wednesday 3060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org of each month from noon to 2pm at Agassiz Al-Anon. - Is someone’s drinking the lunchroom of the Royal Cafe 45886 affecting you? FMI call Shirley 604-796-9865 Wellington St., Chilliwack. New members welcome. FYI call Owen at 604-795-5216 or Anne 604-793-3103 Agassiz Elks Lounge - 1824 #9 Hwy, open The Agassiz-Harrison Ladies Golf Club Play at the Harrison Resort Course Tuesdays daily 3pm till closing. Everyone welcome at 4:50 pm and Thursdays at 9:30 am. All Agassiz-Harrison Garden Club - Meets the levels welcome. FMI call 604-796-3592. second Wednesday of each month from Oct-July in the foyer of the Ag Hall at 7:30 Agassiz ESL Conversation Circles - Practice speaking English at the Agassiz Library pm. FMI 604-796-3291 or 604-796-2423 Tuesdays from 1:15 - 2:15 in July and on Agassiz-Harrison Lions - Meet at 7 pm on August 4.
Despite weeks of heat wave, the sky turned cloudy on Friday and it began to rain on Saturday just in time for the Agassiz annual swim meet. This seems to be tradition that it rains just in time for our swim meet. However the coolness made it more pleasant to be standing on deck cheering, coaching and encouraging the swimmers. All in all 49 swimmers and two coaches had a long but enjoyable meet together. Claire Corder impressed all of us at her first swim meet with her enthusiasm and smiles. Normally 6 and under swimmers only do 25 m (1 length of the pool) but she enjoyed back stroke so much that she asked to swim 50 m with the older kids. It takes time and practice to learn about the specific rules around the correct way to finish the race and what position you are in when you touch the wall. Claire finished the race in 1:53.18 but was unfortunately disqualified for an illegal touch at the end of the race. She is ready to do it right next time. Watching Randolf McInroy on the benches before his races you realize he is serious. Other swimmers are chatting, laughing,
AHA swim meet Logan Sparkes waits for the start signal to swim back stroke.
climbing trees and generally being kids. Randolf is serious and quiet. He tells me he wants to be at the top provincially. He certainly did well in Agassiz with a 1st place in 50 breast and 3rd in 50 fly, 100 IM and 100 free. His sister is more about personal best times than winning races. Still she came 4th in 50 fly and 5th in 50 free, smiling as she got out of the pool. In summer club the
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meets are all a week or two apart so you start to expect and watch for the same swimmers to make to finals. This meet was no different for the three Stoeckly swimmers. Anton came second in 4 events: 50 free, 50 fly, 100 breast and 100 free. Dana came 1st in 50 fly and 4th in 50 back and 100 IM. Justine came in 4th in 50 fly and 5th in 100 breast. All 3 look beautiful and powerful when they race, moving fast and sleekly down the lanes; their hard work and training paid off. One also tends to expect swimmers to finish around the same place in finals as in their heats. Once in awhile you get a nice surprise. This weekend Logan Sparkes impressed us in 100 back by moving from 5th to 2nd place taking off an extra 2
seconds for another best time. He also same 4th in 200 IM and 6th in 50 free and 50 fly. Sometimes swimmers start to all look the same after hours of watching. You start to look for AHA on the swim cap to know who to cheer for. Then there are some people that stand out. When Alex Schwictenberg starts a race, you can't miss him. He literally leaps off the blocks into a dive as the starter sounds. He is just as full of energy and enthusiasm between his races. He finished 6th in 50 free, 5th in 50 fly and 4th in 100 fly. His younger brother Mark is full of the same mischievous energy and finished 4th in 50 breast. It is delightful to watch Jaydin and Taylor Lees coaching and helping the youngest swimmers learn how to swim and race at the meet. Taylor even got in the pool to swim beside some of the youngest kids and encourage them for their 25 m swim. Again at this meet they swam together (sometimes even in the next lane) in all their finals. Jaydin came 1st in 50 free and 100 breast, 2nd in 50 fly and 3rd in 100 free while Taylor came 4th in 50 free, 5th in 100 breast 4th in 50 fly and 6th in 100 free. There are some other notable events I would like to mention. Amarri Reynen who came 1st in 50 fly and 2nd in 100 free. She really stepped up her freestyle in the finals. Nicola James came 4th in 50 fly. Brooklyn McMullin came 6th in 50 fly. Morgan Sparkes came 3rd in 50 back and 4th in 50 free.
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The O’Schraves perform on the beach stage July 17 and will be doing a workshop along with Les Poules A Colin July 18 as part of the Harrison Festival of the Art’s 2015 final weekend.
Family and Tradition are at the Core of Harrison Festival’s second weekend
The 37th annual Harrison Festival of the Arts will be wrapping up its nine day program in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs, BC July 17 to 19 with a final weekend packed with rich family heritage and long-standing musical traditions. Performing the Beach Stage July 17 & 19, Les Poules à Colin and The O’Schraves have a deep history together, representing at least five Franco-Ontarian and Quebecois musical clans. Spending numerous summers together since they were small kids at the Algoma Trad music and dance camp in Northern Ontario, these two groups are deeply entrenched in traditional family music. North Vancouver’s Vashaan Ensemble, performing the Beach Stage July 18, also have family at their core. Parents Reza and Fatieh Honari raised their children Hamin and Hidayat with a love of traditional Persian music. While not related to one another, Senegalese kora player Boujou Cissoko and Beninian guitarist Yoro Noukoussi also come from musical families. They are collaborating for a special Beach Stage performance July 19 representing the best of Vancouver’s African music scene. Enriching the concept of traditional music are a number of other Beach Stage performers. Drawing on Old Time Southern music, with clawhammer banjo at the forefront and beautiful falsetto singing, Oliver Swain’s BIG MACHINE brings a contemporary sensibility to the traditional, even drawing on the repertoire of great Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen. Suzie Vinnick also combines the contemporary with the traditional, in the realm of acoustic blues. Vancouver’s Paul Pigat, well known for his rockabilly incarnation Cousin Harley, brings his own country blues project Boxcar Campfire to the scenic waterfront Beach Stage. Finally, New York fusion band Matuto manages to combine Appalachian music with Brazilian grooves - a combination that results in a rollicking groove that will get everyone to their feet. Also rocking up traditional styles July 18 in the intimate Memorial Hall is Bassekou Kouyat é & Ngoni Ba from Mali. Bassekou plays electrified versions of the ngoni, a type of West African acoustic string instrument, along with his sons and features the
fine singing of Amy Sacko, his wife. Not to be overlooked are two more stellar evening performances in the airconditioned Memorial Hall. July 17, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer guarantee to put on a rocking blues show. The band’s colourful name references the harp (harmonica) and axe (guitar) of Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers, a duo who pump out hard driving contemporary electric blues. The final show of the Festival July 19 is soulful Newfoundland trio The Once. This group embodies the heritage of Newfoundlander’s love for great song and making the audience feel welcome and included in the performance. Back from touring the world with Passenger, The Once is a fitting close for what promises to be an exciting and heartwarming series of acts this year. The Festival’s weekend workshops and waterfront Art Market also have strong connections to tradition. Saturday’s workshop in the Memorial Hall with Les Poules à Colin and The O’Schraves brings their huge repertoire of toe-tapping Quebecois and Ontarian tunes for a called dance workshop with Seattle caller Suzanne Girardot. Sunday workshops include the very popular Aboriginal Drum Making with Sts’ailes artist Darren Charlie and participatory Crystal Spirit Sound Healing with Elizabeth Mueller and Cheryl Redfern. A staple feature of the Festival for more than 25 years, the juried art market features more than 50 plus vendors representing the legacy of craftsmanship from traditional first nations art to contemporary takes on woodworking, body products, ceramics, jewelry and more. With two music venues, a waterfront Art Market, Visual Art Exhibit, Children’s Day, weekend workshops, Literary Cafe, Evening of Theatre and new Acoustic Stage the Harrison Festival of the Arts is an event for the whole family. Admission to the Beach Stage, Art Market, Workshops and Visual Art Exhibit is by donation. Children 12 and under are admitted free to evening Memorial Hall shows. Complete lineup and tickets for the 37th annual Harrison Festival of the Art are available online at www. harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604796-3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison.
The Agassiz Fire Department would like to thank all of the businesses, people and golf hole sponsors who donated to our 15th charity golf tournament. You made this golf tournament another success at the Sandpiper Golf Course, raising over $8,500.00. All proceeds will be going to the RCMP Victim Assistance Program, BC Cancer Society, Honor House in New Westminster, BC Children Hospital, Heart & Stroke Society and the Agassiz Fire Department bursary fund. Thanks again for your support of our Fire Department and the Communities we live in. - Fire Chief, Wayne Dyer Hole in One Sponsors: Lacey Development, Murray Honda in Chilliwack and Investors Group. Golf Hole Sponsors: Scott’s Meats, John and Andrea McRae, Mountain Pacific Mechanical, Agassiz Super Valu, Hydramach Overhead Crane Inc., Pioneer Motors and Fuel Delivery, Agassiz Elks No. 311, Modern Tire, Mission Towing Inc., Prospera Credit Union, Agassiz Pharmacy RX, Tolsons Enterprises Ltd, Safe Design Apparel Ltd., Britco Structures, Holberg Farm Ltd.,, Exact Mold Ltd., Flatiron – Graham, Heritage House Cafe, Fraser Way RV & LP, Rimex Supply Ltd., Agassiz Bottle & Recycling Depot, Fraser Green Townhomes, Guillevin International Co., Dr. Wayne Phimister Inc., Dragon Fried Rice House Restaurant, Moonlite Electric, Alarm Max Security Inc., Britco Structures, Louies Automotive, OK Tire Agassiz, James Johnson Enterprises Ltd., John Law, Bob Morrison, Brain Gates & Jim McMurdo, Golf Prize Donations: Waterways Houseboats, Twin Anchors Houseboat, Star FM 98.3, Sandpiper Golf Resort, OK Tire in Agassiz, Agassiz Barber Shop, Big O Tires, Harrison Golf Course, Harrison Resort and Spa, Ken’s Tire & Wheel, Stile Wines, Dr. Bob Erickson Inc. , Fraser River Lodge, Acklands Grainger, Shoreline Tours & Charter, Wholesale Fire & Rescue Ltd., Harrison Beach Hotel, Kidde Canada, Super Valu, District of Kent, Spectra Energy, Rocky Mountain Phoenix, Holly Tree Florist & Gifts, Knockout Signs & Printing, Horn of Plenty Café, Lordco Auto Parts, A&W Restaurant, Jack’s Restaurant & Steakhouse, Zone West, Heritage House Cafe, Mertin GM Auto Group, Manning Park Resort, Bootleg Gap Golf Course, Community Recreation & Cultural Center Starbucks Coffee Company, Agassiz Barber Shop, Ledoux Hardware & Supply Ltd., Len Davidiuk Tax Services, Agassiz Builders Ltd., Royalwood Golf Ltd., Eclipse Transport Ltd., Undine’s Retreat Day Spa Inc., Chilliwack Chief’s Hockey Club, Sasquatch Inn Pub, Exact Mold Ltd. The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, Guillevin International Co., The Back Porch, Minter Gardens, Kwikwexwelhp Institution, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Hallmark Facility Services Ltd., Ducks Unlimited Canada, Downtown Chilliwack Safeway, Times Square Suites Hotel, Cheam Village, Kent Outdoors, Hub International Barton Insurance Broker, Tommy Gunn’s Original Barbershop, Chilliwack I Phone Repair, Eecol Electric Corp., BC Lions Football Club, Agassiz Computer Care, Finnback Custom Woodworks, Silvano’s Restaurant, Save On Foods, Merritt Fire Department, Chilliwack RCMP, Sunset Holistic Therapies, Harrison Hairstyling & Day Spa, Louies Automotive, The Black Forest Restaurant, Bridal Falls Travel Center, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Millie Morrow (Avon), Tall Timber B & B, Kumsheen Rafting Resort, Greek Island Restaurant II, Star-Gro-Products Inc., JR Jewlers, The Happy Hoofers, Village Pizzeria, Tappins Putting Course, Allenby’s General Store, Silver Reef Hotel.Casino.Spa, Cookies Restaurant, Agassiz/Popkum Subway, Old Settler Pub, Abbotsford Entertainment Centre, Summerland Golf & Country Club, Greystone Promotional Products Inc., Murryville Travel Ltd., Pioneer Building Supplies, Agassiz Produce, Wayne and Cheryl Dyer, Jim Rodgers, Chandelle Agar, Ian Olson, Dwight Schneider, John Law, Muriel West and Sandy Wardel. Golf Tournament Winning Team: Bob Morrison, Brain Gates, John Law, Jim McMurdo. Second Place Team: Jeff Van Woerden, Len Jones, Daryl Katchaluba, Craig Short. Third Place Team: Holger Schwichtenberg, Marilee Jones, Brian Loughlin, Barry Loughlin. Most Honest Team: Linton Wallin, Jim Rodgers, Terry Sewell, Phil Lacey. Closest to the pin winners: Daryl Katchaluba, Tom DeSorcy, Melisa Kennedy, Ryan Clarke, Sharon Wiehler, Dwayne Farlin. Long drive winners: Tia Dyer, Barry Loughlin. Putting contest winner: First Place – Derek Webster, Second Place – Terry Sewell.
“A special thanks to the Sandpiper Golf Course and Rowena’s Inn for a great dinner and to the tournament organizers Cheryl Dyer, Darla Humney, Deanne Wilson, Courtland Whitney, Breanne Watson, Dianne ZenZen, Katrina Ozzard firefighters Wayne Dyer, Dwight Schneider, Chris Wilson, Mitch Baker, Mike Shaw, Mike Van Laerhoven, Colin Kerkhoff, Ross McInroy, Simon Ozzard, Colton Ozzard, Casey Klop, Chris Renaud, and Art Neels.”
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1508.01, 2015 and District of Kent Zoning Bylaw 1219, Amendment Bylaw No. 1522, 2015. PURPOSE OF THE HEARING: The District of Kent is holding a public hearing on proposed map amendments to the Official Community Plan and the Zoning Bylaw: Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 1508.01, 2015 and District of Kent Zoning Bylaw 1219, Amendment Bylaw No. 1522, 2015. If approved by District of Kent Council, the amendments would allow construction of a nursery operation on the southwest corner of the property at 3000 Striker Crescent (see the hatched area of the location map below). This part of the property has historically supported agricultural activities. The remainder of the property would retain its existing Resource Management Official Community Plan designation and Resource Management zoning. You can review the proposed amendments, send your comments about them to the District of Kent before the hearing and/or speak in person at the hearing. Your input will be considered by District of Kent Council in its decision-making process. WHEN: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. is the date of the public hearing. You may review the proposed amendments, all background material, and staff reports in advance of the hearing at the District of Kent Municipal Hall reception desk between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from July 6, 2015 to July 20, 2015 inclusive. To be considered by Council, your written comments must be received by the District of Kent by 4:00 p.m. July 20, 2015. WHERE: The public hearing is to be held in the Centennial Centre of the Municipal Hall, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC. The proposed amendments and related documents are available at the Municipal Hall reception desk. Your written comments should be addressed to Darcey Kohuch, Director of Development Services, District of Kent, PO Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0. SUBJECT LANDS:
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The District welcomes public comments in written form. To be considered by Council, your written comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. July 20, 2015.
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Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit, is committed to employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
Considering that the zoning map amendment is consistent with the direction of the District of Kent Official Community Plan, Council has waived the public hearing pursuant to Section 893 of the Local Government Act.
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 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!
Duties Include milking, feeding animals, assisting with research projects and field work.
REQUIRED NOW PAY $12-15 PER HOUR Apply Weekdays Between 9AM to 2PM at: 118-713 Columbia St New West 604.522.4900
District of Kent Zoning Bylaw 1219, Amendment Bylaw No. 1523, 2015
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
Required for UBC Dairy Education & Research Centre in Agassiz, BC
NOTICE OF WAIVED PUBLIC HEARING
Part-time Line Cook needed. Apply at Horn of Plenty Cafe with resume. 2406 Hot Springs Road
Wholesale Meat Cutters
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email@example.com or fax 604.858.2934
Position Available: Golf Course Mechanic The Sandpiper Golf Course in Harrison Mills, B.C. is looking to fill the position of Golf Course Mechanic Job Description • Repair and maintenance of all golf course equipment • Sharpening reels, bed knifes and rotary blades • Setup, maintain and provide on course adjustments to reel mowing equipment • Organized shop, operate with a keen sense of ownership and positive attitude • Perform other duties as required including operating equipment Qualifications • Extensive mechanical experience • Experience setting up, adjusting and back lapping reel mowers • Physically fit and able to perform a wide range of duties • Willingness to learn and advance within the industry • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle transportation Compensation Wage will be $19-$26/ hour, depending on experience, knowledge and skills Please e-mail résumés to Brendan Rutley, Golf Course Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 16, 2015, Agassiz Harrison Observer 19 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260
Experienced Crane Operator
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Required for 40 Ton HIAB. Must have clean drivers abstract and current full crane certification Level A for B.C. Crane Knowledge and rigging experience a must.
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
Competitive wages based on experience & beneﬁts package.
To Apply please e-mail resume to: resumesdirect @shaw.ca
PERSONAL SERVICES 182
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
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
GUTTER & ROOF Cleaning/Power Washing since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Simon, 604-230-0627
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.
Almost Everything Handyman Services - Junk removal, home repairs, yard/house cleanup, pressure washing, gutters, etc. 604-792-3018
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at:
fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 COLLIE DOODLE (collie x poodle) puppies, born June 12, specially created, ideal family dogs, intelligent, easy to train, good natured, gentle, good with animals & kids, low/no shed for hypoallergenic, will be med. size about 50lbs 23-24in tall, 1st shots, dewormed, male & female, black and rare blue merle, home raised with kids. $950. Mission, 604-820-4827
#8, 7354 Morrow Road Saturday, July 18, 2015 9 am to 5 pm
VECTOR RENO’S Specializing in all interior & exterior home renovations & additions Call 604-690-3327
A-1 Painting Company - Interior / Exterior 20 years exp. Summer Special 10% off (604)723-8434
One Day Only 7010 Pioneer Avenue This Saturday, July 18 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
2092 Aberdeen Drive
Saturday, July 18
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
Wanted: DOBIE PUP
with medium energy 604-498-5191
Agassiz - Bachelor suite for rent available near post office. Clean building. Laundry and off street parking onsite. $550/mth call 604-491-6380 or 778-834-1951
DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL AGASSIZ
T. Marlowe Manor
.Dan Knoke Trucking 1-888-794-3388
1755 - #9 Hwy, Agassiz
MOVING & STORAGE
(Under new Management)
Spacious and bright
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING
new condo quality 1 bdrm...$650 and 2 bdrm...$800/m
Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
Prkg, coin laundry, elevator & balcony, 5 min walk to all conveniences, down town. Available now. Call 604-703-3405
329 PAINTING & DECORATING NORTH STARS PAINTING www.northstars-painting.com AMAZING WORK, AMAZING VALUE! 778.344.1069
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 524 362
SECURITY/ ALARM SYSTEMS
We Service all Makes • • •
ADT’s, DSC’s, Brinks & all others Medical & Fire Free* Alarm Systems 604-792-8055 / 854-8055
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MARTIN ACOUSTIC GUITAR OM21 Special. $2400. firm. Mint condition. Call (604)614-5104
REAL ESTATE 627
CHERRY JUBILEE Sour Cherries Pitted & Frozen July 15, 19 & 25 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2017 - 272nd Street, Aldergrove Place Your Order: 604-856-5844
from $499 (Made in BC) Repairs & Service. We extend warranties to all makes. Vacuum needs a service every 5 years just like an oil change! 604-792-8055 / 854-8055
Air conditioner for sale - window unit. 10,000 BTU. Works well. $150 asking price. Call: 604-491-5960
July 16, 2015
Saturday, July 18 8 am to 3 pm
(Back of House)
10 am to 2 pm
TRUCKS & VANS
KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane DL# 31038 604-855-0666
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
2005 DODGE NEON, auto 4 dr sedan, a/c. STK#701. $1,995. 2003 HONDA CIVIC, auto 4 dr sedan loaded STK#666. $4,900 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA, auto, fully loaded, 4 dr sedan. STP#699. Only! $5,900. 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. 2009 FORD FOCUS 4dr,sedan fully loaded, auto. ONLY THIS WEEK! STK#687. $6,900. 2008 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded. STK#691. Only this week. $7,900. 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA, 4 dr, sedan, fully loaded, auto. STK#697. $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. 2010 DODGE JOURNEY 4 dr, auto, loaded, 7 passenger STK#428. $13,900. 2012 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr, auto, loaded, STK#695. $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. 2004 DODGE CARAVAN 7psgr, loaded STK#525 $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. 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.
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AMERICAN COCKER, vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $900. 604-823-4393 Chwk.
405 Eagle Street
3320 Hot Springs Road
Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046
TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca
Washer and Dryer sell as a Set, Washer only, 30’ Ladder, Drafting Board, Ikea Cubicle Shelving, Jewelry Display Counters, & Misc
4 Purebred blue males. 1st shots, tails / d c removed. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1250. 604-308-5665 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
9 am to 12 pm
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
Harrison Hot springs
Sale of Show Home Furniture and Accessories, Building Materials, Tools & Equipment, and Household Goods.
Garage Sale Saturday, July 18
Will feature an excellent selection of large and small power tools, wood working tools, garden equipment, household items and Christmas decorations.
ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)
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
Financing Available www.keytrackautosales.ca pick a part
Find FIND THE HOME OF YOUR s! DREAMS! Check out bcclassified.com’s Real Estate section in the 600’s.
WAREHOUSE LIEN In the matter of the Warehouse Lien Act: Agassiz All Storage, located at: 7651 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC and Shawn Regner of the last known address of: 1755 #9 Hwy, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, V0M 1A0; for unpaid rents totaling $287.50 If this amount is not paid on or before July 22, 2015 the unit contents will be sold by public auction at a later date to settle unpaid rents.
WAREHOUSE LIEN In the matter of the Warehouse Lien Act: Agassiz All Storage, located at: 7651 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC and Loretta Frith of the last known address of: PO Box 217, Hope, BC, V0X 1L1; for unpaid rents totaling $312.50. If this amount is not paid on or before July 22, 2015, the unit contents will be sold by public auction at a later date to settle unpaid rents.
20 Agassiz Harrison Observer Thursday, July 16, 2015
COMMUNITY NEWS COVERING JULY 2015
RECREATION AT A GLANCE
to all our sponsors & volunteers that helped make our 2015 Canada Day festivities a success! Heritage Canada Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce Agassiz Harrison Agricultural & Horticultural Association Agassiz Fire Department Re/Max Harrison Highlanders Pipe Band Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 32 Agassiz Harrison Observer Prospera Credit Union RCMP Agassiz Detachment Agassiz Farm Fresh Market HUB International Barton Insurance Brokers Agassiz Harrison Lions Club Harrison Festival Society Early Childhood Development – Success by Six Shaw Television The Foot Tappers 1st Agassiz Scouts Lordco Sergei Kojokharev Chris Nowak Star FM Cadenza Music Studio Kent Harrison Search and Rescue Envision Financial
OUR 2015 CANADA DAY COMMITTEE: Ginny Jennings Joey Ellis Darcy Striker Kerry Hilts
Kimberly Goulet Jennifer Peters Kristen Patrice Colton Pruss
Watch for the Fall 2015 Leisure Guide in the mail on August 20 Get the jump on Fall… Fall Variety Play Registration is now open Program for 3-5 years runs Sept 8 – Dec 10 Call 604-796-8891 for details. Children’s Summer Camps Intro to Triathlon - Starting July 20 Advanced Tennis Camp - Starting July 20 Family Tennis Camp - Starting July 20 Artventures - Starting July 27 Science Camp - Starting August 4 VanCity Basketball Camps - Starting August 17 Summer Fun Spot - Free! 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday - Agassiz Library Thursday – Community Recreation & Cultural Centre At the pool Pool Parties - Fridays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sweet Swim Friday, July 17, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eye Spy Swim Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Petro’s Pizza Night, Wednesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Let’s Explore Water Wednesdays in July 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Plein Air Painting Festival August 14-16, 2015
Call for artists! Kilby Historic Site is looking for artists to compete in our Plein Air Painting Festival. Costumed models, still life vignettes, beautiful gardens and farm animals are some of the things you can expect to paint at our 1920’s Heritage Site. Covered areas will be available. Registration fee is $10. All skill levels are welcome. Check out www.kilby.ca for updates on our prizes! Winners will be announced at our festival luncheon on Sunday, August 16 at 1:30pm. Please book early, space is limited. For more information or to register for the festival, please contact Meghan at 604-796-9576 or email@example.com. Deadline to enter is FOUND August 1, 2015. This event is proudly sponsored by: Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa Opus Art Supplies
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Evergreen Park Play Structure Replacement RFP #2015 - 06
Request for Proposal documents are available online at: http://district.kent.bc.ca/bik-tenders.html or District of Kent Municipal Hall (7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz BC).
BURNING BAN IS IN EFFECT NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30
UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETING Monday July 20 Public Hearing (Bylaws 1508.01 and 1522) 6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m. Centennial Centre Municipal Hall
The Corporation of the District of Kent requests Proposals for the supply, delivery, installation and related support for the Play Structure Replacement at Evergreen Park. Key elements for consideration, but not limited to, commercial grade equipment, consistency of the look / function of equipment, warranty, turnaround time for product and replacement parts, ease of repair and ongoing support for training of Staff. Interested Proponents may submit Proposals on or before 2:00 p.m. local time, July 31, 2015. Proposals received after this date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened to the Proponents. Three (3) Proposals (an original plus 2 copies) should be marked RFP #2015 06: Evergreen Park Structure Replacement – mailed or hand delivered in a sealed envelope to: Evergreen Park Play Structure Replacement RFP #2015 - 06 District of Kent 7170 Cheam Avenue, P.O. Box 70 Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 Correspondence and inquiries regarding this RFP will only be accepted in writing and should be addressed to: Mr. Kerry Hilts Director of Community Services District of Kent Ph. (604) 796-2235 firstname.lastname@example.org
Box 70, 7170 Cheam Ave, Agassiz | Tel 604.796.2235 | www.district.kent. bc.ca
July 16, 2015 edition of the Agassiz Observer