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The hall was packed for Scottish folk band Breabach’s incredible performance at the Harrison Festival of the Arts, July 16, including band members Megan Henderson and Calum MacCrimmon.

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Village councillors look to FVRD for animal control support

Lorene Keitch THE OBSERVER

The dog days of summer might be here, but for the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, dogs are a year-round issue that requires year-round enforcement and action. That was the discussion at the last Village of Harrison Hot Springs Council meeting July 13. It started with a delegation from Stacey Barker, manager of environmental services for the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD). She shared with Council how the animal control services department of the FVRD works. The FVRD provides full animal control services to Abbotsford and Chilliwack.

The service includes fielding calls from the public six days a week, but also has an emergency animal control phone line for RCMP assistance. The animal control officers deal with issues such as barking complaints, park patrols, at-large or aggressive dogs. According to an FVRD report to the Village, animal control officers would be made available to respond to complaints in Harrison. "Officers would work in partnership with Harrison Hot Spring's existing bylaw enforcement staff when possible, particularly to address the community's need for patrolling beaches that

are highly populated during certain times of the year," reads the report. The contract would also include investigations into aggressive / dangerous dogs. "We could have a full-time bylaw officer [stationed] here, but it's probably not necessary," Barker told Council. Barker said if required, the FVRD's service would also deal with legal issues, court orders and so on that arise from time to time. Later in the meeting, Council discussed the possibility of the FVRD providing the Village with animal control services. According to the current bylaw enfacement officer, this

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service would be "beneficial," given the statistics for dog complaints. Over the last three years, an average of 23 per cent of bylaw enforcement is spent on dog complaints, according to the Council report. By teaming up with the FVRD's animal control services, it would give the village's bylaw officer more time to deal with other bylaw infractions. Councillors were all in favour of the idea (Coun. John Hansen was away). Coun. John Buckley remarked that since dog complaints should be dealt with as soon as possible and Harrison only has a seasonal bylaw officer, contracting services to the FVRD which operates 12

months of the year makes sense. Based on the FVRD's calculation, the service for the village would cost $4,000, out of which dog license revenues would be deducted. According to Dale Courtice, director of finance, the village would lose approximately $2,000 in revenue annually (from the licensing of dogs). "However, the Village would gain in expanded services and also take some of the animal related issues away from the bylaw," writes Courtice. It will be up to the FVRD to decide if they are able to add Harrison into their cluster of animal control services care.

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For the love of cars Agassiz-Haarrison Lions car show on this Sunday

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Jim Blackburn has always been a car guy. "It's a sickness," he jokes. "I had a weakness for them right from a kid." He got his first car when he was about 14 years old. It was a 1930 Model A. Since then, he's owned probably a dozen Model A's plus a handful of other vintage vehicles. There's a story behind every car, like the truck Jim's wife Betty bought him, assembly required, for his 60th birthday. Or the Model A they carted their two kids in to Yellowstone National park. Or the car they drove away on their honeymoon 47 years ago, a 1962 Chev Biscayne. The Blackburns are taking a true classic

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to the Lions car show happening this Sunday. It's a 1951 Ford Victoria. Maroon and chrome and gleaming in the sunshine. Even for amateur car enthusiasts, it's obvious this is a special car. It hearkens back to the era of big cars and big dreams. The car was owned by a Rosedale family for many years. They did some restoration on it, but then it was sold and hopped from owner to owner for a number of years. "This poor old girl was kind of mistreated," says Blackburn. Blackburn bought it pretty much as it is now, though he'd love to put his personal stamp on the car some time. Obviously, with a car like that cruising down the road, the

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was a car show on. They got to talking and it turns out, they recognized the names of her dad and uncle who were big car guys back in the heyday of classic cars. "That's the kind of thing that happens with these cars," he reflects. The car is a way to connect with people. They want to talk about their classic cars, their shared histories or experiences. The stories are one of the things that bring the Blackburns out to events like the Agassiz-

Harrison Lions car show. They will be one of many car enthusiasts with a piece of history to share in downtown Agassiz this Sunday, July 26. Come share in the history of cars at the Lions Street Meet, open to all older cars, trucks, street rods, stock or custom and motorcycles. The meet happens from 8-3 p.m. on Pioneer Ave. The event includes prizes, live music and a barbecue.

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President John challenged the Lions to double that number. They gave it a good try, boosting membership to 43. bob Boorman took over tail twisting dutires when Lion Earl was unable to continue. The steady drop in bingo revenues finally turned around,w the gross reaching $214,477 and $62,552 available for projects and donations. The school band, founded by the club as its first major project 25 years earlier, was outfitted with new jackets for $5,500. Other major donations were $8,000 each to Timmy's Telethon and the Agricultural Society, $5,000 to the Aquanaut swim club and $4,000 to the Sand Sculpture Society. A delegation attended the 65th Continued on 13

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Cougar encounter prompts Agassiz warning Jessica Peters BLACK PRESS

McDougall the dog has his grandma to thank for saving him from an untimely death, at the hands of a local cougar. Margarita Ochoa was picking blackberries in one of her favourite spots on July 10, on the Lougheed Highway behind Pioneer Park and the Agassiz Harrison Museum. Ochoa and her daughter had both brought along their dogs. It wasn’t long before a cougar made itself known, and her daughter’s dog went to investigate. “Her dog went under the bush, and got tossed around by that cougar like you wouldn’t believe,” Ochoa said.

That was over a week ago, and McDougall, a dachshund, is at home healing, licking his wounds and staying very close to the heels of his owner. But if it weren’t for some quick thinking by Ochoa, the story may have ended differently. Luckily, she was there to pick blackberries to make pies. “I took the bowl for the blackberries and I threw it at the cougar,” she said. “He glimpsed at the bowl for just a second and the dog crawled out.” What Ochoa did next probably saved their group from further attack. “I got between the cougar and the dog,” she said. “The cougar didn’t

like me either,” she said. “He growled at me and showed his teeth. And you cannot run so I just backed away. He was on his elbows ready to jump. I just stared at him and slowly backed away.” She told her daughter to take the dogs and they all left the area to tend to the dog and get a hold of the RCMP and a conservation officer. “There were a lot of police officers but the cougar is still there to this day,” Ochoa said, and has been seen by at least one other person. She is sure it’s the same cougar she ran into last summer, again while picking blackberries for pie. He or she has the same fluffy tail as the cougar she saw last year.

Ochoa’s getting frustrated that the cougar is left to wander the area, and is hoping he is moved away before someone gets hurt. “I don’t want him dead,” she said. “I just want him relocated. I believe he’s still there.” McDougall is lucky to have been accompanied by Ochoa in the bushes. “He was very lucky because he has a grandma that goes in between him and the cougar,” she said. “At the time, you just don’t think. I was about two, two and half metres away from the cougar.” She has now seen first hand the damage a cougar can do. “The way it tossed a little dog around like a cat would do to a mouse,”

she said, describing the attack. “My daughter’s dog, he is very scared. Other than that he is healed up.” Cpl. Mike Rail said the women and their dogs are very lucky to have scared off the cougar. He confirmed the file had been passed to the Conservation Office. WildSafeBC says if you encounter a cougar, remain calm. Make yourself look as large as possible and back away slowly, keeping the cougar in view, and allowing a clear exit for the cougar. Pick up children and small pets immediately. Never run or turn your backsudden movements may provoke an attack. If you notice that a

cougar that is watching you, maintain eye contact with the cougar and speak to it in a loud firm voice. Reinforce the fact that you are a human and not an easy target. Back out of the area and seek assistance or shelter. If a cougar shows aggression, respond aggressively. Keep eye contact, yell and make loud noises, and show your teeth. Pick up nearby sticks, rocks, or whatever you have at hand to quickly to use as

A reminder to keep garbage out of reach As autumn approaches, bears and other wildlife are preparing for the cold months ahead. Bears need approximately 20,000 calories a day in order to pack on enough weight for their denning period. This means we may see them in our neighbourhoods looking for an easy meal. WildSafeBC will be out late at

night patrolling neighbourhoods for early garbage set outs, one of the number one attractants for hungry bears. Garbage placed on the curb the night before garbage day will receive a yellow sticker reminding residents that it is an attractant. While in the past it was acceptable to store garbage

outside in regular cans, we now know that it can be the root cause of many wildlife conflicts. Not only does a smelly garbage attract bears but it may also attract rodents which can in turn attract larger predators. Residents are encouraged to store waste in a garage, shed or bear resistant enclosure.

Questions about attractant management should be directed to at 604-702-5005 or fvrd@ wildsafebc.com. Immediate wildlife concerns should be reported to RAPP at 1-877-9527277. WildSafeBC acknowledges the support of Fraser Valley Regional District and the BC Ministry of Environment.

a weapon if necessarycrouch down as little as possible when picking things up off the ground. If the cougar attacks, fight back, focusing on its facial and eye area. Use rocks, sticks, bear spray, or personal belongings as weapons. You are trying to convince the cougar that you are a threat, and are not prey. Call the Conservation Officer Service reporting line (1-877-952-7277) to report the incident.

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to contain it. The evening of June 26, crews were paged for the report of a single vehicle accident on Cheam Ave., it was found that a single vehicle had left the roadway ending up in the center median on top of bushes. The lone male occupant was not injured. On June 27, fire crews assisted BC Ambulance with a lift assist of a patient from the residence. The morning of June 29 had fire crews paged to assist Seabird fire for a residential structure fire. It was determined to be a toaster that had malfunctioned, and responding units were cancelled by incident command on scene. Later that day fire crews were called again for a hazard material call on School Road in Harrison Mills, on scene crews checked the building with the gas detector and nothing was found. The pagers were going off again later that day as fire crews attended a grass fire on Whelpton Road. Quick actions by a responding RCMP Officer put most of the fire out with a fire extinguisher and water bottles, saving it from spreading further. The Fire Department extinguished the rest of the hot spots. June 30, fire crews were paged to Seabird Island for a hazard material incident, it was determined that a burner was left on in the building. En-route to the hazard material call the responding Engine stopped to check a vehicle in the ditch, the lone occupant was out of vehicle and a tow truck was on scene. The month ended with crews attending three commercial alarms in the 7200 block of Morrow Road, all three incidents were found to be false. It was an extremely busy month for fire crews, who want to remind people not to discard cigarette butts out your vehicle window in these extremely dry conditions.


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The public is invited to attend the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre's open house on Saturday, July 25

ice cream, samples of fresh berries, and opportunities to learn about plants, soils, bugs, and more! This year’s open house will also feature speaker presentations every half hour, beginning at 10 a.m. Visitors are invited to sit in on the 10-15 minute talks that will cover topics such as pest management, crop health and the history of the Centre. Two of these talks will highlight soil research as AAFC celebrates the International Year of Soils, along with other organizations worldwide. Additionally, visitors can browse historical displays or enjoy a stroll in the Centre’s arboretum, which was first established in the 1890s. Representatives from industry groups will also be on site to share information about agriculture in the Fraser Valley. PARC-Agassiz Open House, 6947 Highway 7, Agassiz, July 25, 2015, 9am-4pm. Rain or shine, and parking is free. (Please note that the UBC Dairy Education & Research Centre, located on the PARCAgassiz property, will also be participating in the Agassiz Farms Cycle tour.) Quick facts: • PARC-Agassiz is one in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s

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Should the province charge more for access to B.C. water?

The troubled plight of the Canadian economy took centre stage on the nation’s political scene last week. While news that Canada’s economy has slipped into recession didn’t come as a shock to many financial analysts – apart from the nation’s finance minister who was still denying fiscal reality only weeks before – the reaction it prompted from the federal government was certainly a little unusual. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s response to the nation was to say, in effect, ‘I didn’t do it.’ Apparently, the buck stops with falling oil prices, Beijing or Washington, D.C. – anywhere but 24 Sussex Drive. In fact, the Conservatives have done little to diversify Canada from its resourcebased economy. While China’s economy has slowed, is Harper saying Canada is doomed without double-digit GDP growth in China? And in the U.S. the Fed is on the verge of hiking interest rates to slow their red-hot economy. The prime minister might as well have come out and blamed his Liberal predecessors for only leaving him a paltry $13 billion surplus to squander. Not content to merely dodge responsibility, Harper went on to say things would be worse under Justin Trudeau and brought up the spectre of Greece in relation to Tom Mulclair. ‘At least we’re not Greece,’ doesn’t seem like an inspiring election platform. The downward revision to Canada’s GDP outlook means that the country will almost certainly run a deficit again this year. The irony here is that the Conservatives’ actions to create a balanced budget to campaign on helped foster the conditions for recession. Despite what Harper might claim now, a recession was far from inevitable – a quick look at other G7 nations shows that Canada is the only one now mired in negative growth. Instead of looking for an economic solution the government would rather change the definition of recession itself, with the Bank of Canada governor calling the use of the ‘R’ word not helpful. Fair enough, maybe a more accurate description would be Stephen Harper’s Economic Action Plan at work.

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Tom Fletcher Victoria – Have you noticed the latest degradation of standards on TV news? In addition to sensational depictions of crime, accidents and celebrities, the lineup now incorporates any nonsense that is momentarily “viral” on the Internet. So it was with an online petition singling out Swiss food corporation Nestlé, which operates a water bottling plant near Hope. It’s the largest in B.C., one of many that bottle the province’s water and sell it back to a gullible public. This petition is courtesy of SumOfUs, one of those selfappointed environmental watchdogs that seem to pop up like mushrooms overnight. “Fighting for people over profits,” they claim, pitching for donations.

The story has what U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert calls “truthiness.” That’s when something is false, but it “feels” true. “Nestlé is about to suck B.C. dry – for $2.25 per million litres to be exact,” says the SumOfUs headline. Using her keen sense of what’s superficially popular, Premier Christy Clark instantly called for a review of these low rates for selling the people’s water. It then fell to Environment Minister Mary Polak to explain what’s really going on. “People keep saying there’s a deal with Nestlé,” Polak told reporters. “There isn’t. They pay the same as any other industrial user, in fact the highest industrial rate, and it goes for anything from hydraulic fracturing to bottled water, those involved in mining for example, any of those heavy industrial uses.” And why is that rate so low? It’s because the province takes great

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“Using her keen sense of what’s superficially popular, Premier Christy Clark instantly called for a review of these low rates for selling the people’s water.”

provincial control, and allow the U.S. to press for equal access to Canadian water. “You’re buying the right to use the water,” Polak said. “I know it sounds crazy to the public, but we call it a rental – a water rental. There’s a reason we use that language, because we are very

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careful to avoid any suggestion that by paying this amount, you therefore own that water. “That reserves for us the right at any time, for a compelling public need, to say stop. It doesn’t matter if you have a licence.” As for the brazenly false claim that Nestlé is sucking B.C. dry, I’m indebted to a real environmental professional named Blair King for explaining this. (His blog, achemistinlangley. blogspot.ca, offers useful technical explanations of issues in the news, many of which contradict socalled environmentalists.) King notes that the bottling plant uses less than one per cent of the flow through Kawkawa Lake: “If Nestlé stopped operating (and put its 75 employees out of work and stopped paying municipal taxes) would there be more water for the rest of us?” he writes. “Absolutely not. Kawkawa Lake drains its excess water into the Fraser River, which drains into OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.

the Strait of Georgia. Neither the Fraser River at Hope nor the Strait of Georgia is particularly short of water, even in the driest of years.” Clark made one useful contribution, when asked about this urgent non-issue by those seeking to further sensationalize the current drought and forest fires. She correctly noted that most B.C. residents have access to the best tap water in the world, and have no need for bottled water. Nestlé, Perrier, Coke, Pepsi and other companies have done a fantastic job of convincing people that their drinking water has to be delivered in bottles from some mythical pure source. Here’s a tip, Nestlé critics: Fill a jug with water and stick it in the fridge. Fight the corporations. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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I read with amusement the article in which Mr. Kingma laments his leaving Harrison due to not feeling very wanted. I was equally interested in his comments regarding the village being ripe for development. Hard to feel any pity when it was the village that is paying the ultimate price. There was no mention of any profit that may have been enjoyed with the sale of said properties but then again no village member is privy to the goings on in our own community what with the closed

door meetings and any agenda item having to be pre-approved. I can only guess that the sale of the properties was not at a loss. Kingma had no true stake in this community except to make money from our resources that our mayor and council fully supported despite the true annihilation that is becoming a reality. At no time did the community have a true say in the matter. The displays and so called community meetings were nothing short of lip service. Where was the vote to ensure fair input? Do we have to change

our slogan now? How does “Village For Sale” sound? We are not naturally refreshed at all….. since the key work “nature” is being obliterated. It seems the only group who supported it was the mayor and council….and what would they have to gain I wonder? The clearing of the natural habitat along the highway for townhouses is complete and again there have been concessions made that hurt the village and benefit the developer. One can only wonder what financial gain HHS will have ….perhaps 30k

Officer should be commended We are writing with regard to the issue of Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant being suspended without pay for saving the lives of two bear cubs in Port Hardy, BC. We are ashamed at how wildlife issues are “managed” in this province. We have witnessed too many deaths of wildlife animals at the hands of conservation officers who are acting in accordance with the policies set out by our provincial government. We want you to know that this on-going slaughter is not missed or ignored by us or many other residents of this province.  It is entirely anthropocentric, inhumane and short-sighted to believe that we have the right to exterminate other animals in the name of convenience and economy.  Every year hundreds of healthy bears, bear cubs, coyotes, coyote pups, cougars, wolves and so on are killed in our province by this government.  We have spoken personally and at length with many conservation officers and have heard all of the justifications and rationales. We are tired of hearing how these animals are a threat to human safety. It is we humans that are the biggest threat. In fact, in Kamloops a few years ago two rescued bear cubs were taken to our Wildlife Park and were slaughtered upon their arrival due to government policy.  Minutes after

their extermination, the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter called to say they had heard of the bear cub rescue and were ready and willing to send someone down to pick up the cubs and transport them to the wildlife shelter. The shelter was informed that the bear cubs had already been killed. We also know, having spoken to operators of the wildlife shelters in BC, that many of them receive government funding and that even they are therefore obligated to tow your unethical line. We want you to know that we are two citizens of this province who are outraged at your policies and practices.  We are disappointed that you would condone the slaughter of these two cubs and the castigation of Officer Casavant. You should be commending Officer Casavant for his forward-thinking, progressive, compassionate refusal to carry out your anthropocentric policies.  We salute Officer Casavant for his courage to stand up for what is right and we believe he should not only be immediately reinstated to his job (with back pay), but that you should promote him to be your consultant and advisor on the humane, sane and compassionate treatment and stewardship of our wildlife brethren.  Sandi Mikuse Claudette Laffey Advocates for Urban Wildlife

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Kent Elementary students get funding for salmon incubator Funding will help keep 10-year strong program running

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observe the growth of the salmonids and help with the release too. According to the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the total value of the project including volunteer time and community fundraising is over $5,000. The foundation's Community Salmon Program supports habitat stewardship, Pacific salmon enhancement and watershed education, and is funded primarily from sales of the federal government's Salmon Conservation Stamp. "We are pleased to support DFO's Salmonids in the Classroom education program at Kent Elementary school because it provides "hands on" education about salmon for students," said Dr. Brian Riddell, president and CEO of the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The foundation's Community Salmon Program supports community groups,

volunteers and First Nations across the province. All give countless hours each year to monitor watersheds, develop and implement habitat rehabilitation projects, and educate communities about the conservation and protection of salmon. The program requires grantees to find matching funds for projects. On average, grantees raise an additional $6 for every dollar they receive through additional fundraising for donations of inkind and money at the community level. The majority of funds for the Community Salmon Program were generated through sales of the federal Salmon Conservation Stamp. The Salmon Conservation Stamp is a decal that must be purchased annually by anglers if they wish to keep Pacific salmon caught in saltwater off of Canada's West Coast.

Currently all proceeds from the $6 dollar stamp are returned to British Columbia through the Foundation, generating about $1 million for community grants annually. In addition to funds generated from the sales of the federal "Salmon Stamp", the grants are made possible by Pacific Salmon Foundation fundraising dinners, auctions and donations from individuals, foundations and businesses. Several businesses and foundations also contribute to the Pacific Salmon Foundation's community salmon program. "The Community Salmon Program captures the essence of what we are trying to do at the Foundation," concluded Riddell. "Government, business, First Nations and volunteers all working together - that is the best way to ensure the future of wild Pacific salmon."

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Harrison Festival Visual Art Exhibit The Harrison Festival of the Arts is over for another year, but you can still catch the visual art exhibit at the famous Ranger Station Art Gallery. This exhibit will be on display for the entire month of July, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends at the Ranger Station, 98 Rockwell Drive. XYZ is a print focused collective based out of Vancouver, BC. It includes artists and printmakers Patrick Bravo, Jonny Hodges, and Mike Paulson. Working with a range of contextual themes from American folk art and tattoo traditions, to the connection between the mind and imagination of the child and of the adult, to the dissemination of popular culture and politics. Working often at a scale that pushes the conventions and potential of print media XYZ seeks to interrogate and reconfigure public perception of images within the art world and society as a whole. In the tradition of print media as a democratizing form of image making and information distribution the work of XYZ explores a varied array of contexts in which print media has and will continue to influence and shape culture and society. It is our belief that by pushing the limits of what is normally considered possible in print media and image making, there is great potential to affect positive change and to engage with communities and the public.   

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of High and Low art and I am as attracted to ‘street art’ as much as those works that are in the museum. Aiming to bring a childlike perspective to serious adult themes, I use pattern, colour and montage to make work that has a sense of fun. Jonathan Hodges

My practice is concerned with mediated imagery from American popular culture, politics and advertisement in the 21st century. My work strives to explore the importance of the idol/icon within the context of popular culture in the 21st century through the use of collage and formal abstraction of photographic imagery. My collages are composed of images that hold many references and implications to a larger context outside of aesthetics. Through this the viewer is left to make sense of the overwhelming amount of visual components, which correlates to the overwhelming amount of mediated imagery that is present in the world, in which the viewer/consumer is left to make decisions. Based on my upbringing in the Christian church I see many crossovers between Christianity and popular culture in the way that the images of either entity (pop culture or Christianity) are illustrations carrying morals and are figures looked to for guidance. I’m also interested in contemporary visual tropes, which I feel are aligned with the icon, that are images easily recognizable by more than one person, and often portray morals or beliefs of the individual, for example paparazzi photos of celebrities. Through my use of new and traditional Print Media I inherit the rich history of the medium, such as accessible dissemination of information and its role in

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while they hold varied I once had a job at a jobs in their regular lives, bark mulch factory. I sat on a chair at the edge of a once they get in that boat flat roof, no railing beside they are a team plain and me. For hours at a time, a simple. Everyone was friendly conveyor belt full of bark as I made my mulch would way into the move past me long narrow and I was tasked boat. I got a with picking quick lesson out rocks, sticks in proper and other nontechnique then conforming we were off. pieces. Dip, stroke, out, I'd get into a repeat. Faster, rhythm of work, LORENE KEITCH slower, reach only staring at From the and pull. It was the conveyor belt's load. editor's desk a lot to absorb. I found When it was myself keeping finally shut off my eyes on the paddle and I took my eyes away, and water right in front it seemed everything else of me. I zoned in as we was moving. I would be did different drills at forced to sit in the chair different tempos. Like a and wait until my eyes adjusted or risk falling off conveyor belt, the water kept whipping by while the roof. I focused on the task in Dragon boating was hand. kind of like that. As we do drills, I start Scott Farrell of the to feel the weight of the Fraser Valley Dragon paddle. It's a mind game, Boat Club kindly invited I tell myself, as we count me to his team 'The in strokes of 10. We battle Pirates', practice last the water as the wind Thursday evening. I picks up, pretending arrived with trepidation. But I wanted to get a first- we are in a race. My arms burn. It hurts to hand look at the sport. lift the paddle up again After all, it's popular on and again. But I do it, our local lake and with wanting to keep rhythm the regatta coming up, it would be nice to see what with the team. I know the pain won't last, that all the fuss was about. I will hear the words 'Let Team members it ride' soon enough. It's describe the Pirates as a reward in its own right, "seriously fun." And

this feeling of intense satisfaction for knowing I put everything I could into every stroke. It was intoxicating to be not just on the lake, but to feel absorbed by it. Paddles deep in the water, hands soaking, pants and shirts dripping. Hands so close you can drop your fingers down and feel the cool depths. By the end, even the light paddling to bring the boat back to the dock was more than I could bear. Dragon boating was much more fun and much more work than I anticipated. I thought with that many paddlers, one person does not exert much. But the opposite was true. With that many members, I wanted to make sure I kept in time with those around me, that I didn't drag the team down and that I added as much of my

own energy as I could. Back on shore, all are smiling and talking and enjoying the comraderie of an evening's practice time well spent. It was an unfair question, I suppose, to ask if the Pirates ever won races. 'We always win at the beer garden,' was the response of more than one. They laugh, and head off to their cars to meet up for a beer. And now I know from experience, that beer is a well earned nightcap to a night on the water. The Pirates are one of the teams that make up the Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club, which is hosting the Harrison regatta this Saturday, July 25. Come watch the races, cheer on the local teams and see dragon boating in action. For info, see www. harrisondragonboat.com

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meet our local farmers, sample their products and tour their businesses. Visit fvcycletours.com FMI Science World On The Road - Wednesday, July 29 from 11-11:45am at the Agassiz Library. Engaging demos with lots of audience interaction. A Summer Reading Club event.

Agassiz Kids At The Cross - Thursdays at Morrow Rd. FMI call 604-796-0313 the Ag Recreation Centre in Agassiz. FMI call Coff ee Break/Story Hour - A weekly Bible Ettie 604-819-6822 Stud y for ladies & children 0-5. Weds. 9:30 Better Beginnings - Pre/post natal am Agassiz Christian Reformed Church on education, nutrition & support. Lunch provided. Tues. 10 am to 1 pm. 7272 Morrowis Morrow Road. FMI call or text 604-997-4484 1789 The Royal Westminster Regiment Rd. FMI call 604-796-0313 Cadet Corps - Westie Army Cadets Training Strong Start - Mon. - Fri. 12:30 - 3:30 pm at at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Kent Elementary School. Free drop-in for No kids 0 - 5. FMI call Kent Elementary at 604- 228 - 344 Fort Street Hope Wed. 6:30 PM 9 pm. Free for ages 12 - 19. FMI contact 796-2161. Captain M.E. Sam Ronh Preschool Storytime - Fridays at 10:15. It’s gmail.com or call 604-7olm, CD at 1789trg@ 99-8897 Crackle, Ms Terrill and all your little frien ds Sum mer Read ing Club : Be a Book Reporter together as we listen to stories and have kinds of fun. Free, drop in, all welcome. all - Now through August 28 we will find readers in the library who want to get Agassiz Harrison Family Parenting Place in the news with their own book review. Meet friends, old and new! Parents/ Others want to know what’s good to read caregivers with their children 0-6 are and you can be the one to tell it like it is! welcome. Mon., Wed. & Thurs. 9:30am FMI visit the Agassiz Library. 1pm and Saturdays from 9am - noon. 7272

Seniors Friendship House Drop-In - Mon Seniors Walking to Music at 10 am, Sit & . Dogwood Manor on Morrow Rd., Agassiz. Fit Everyone welcome. Call Eunice 604-7 at 10:30 am, Bingo at 1 pm, Seniors Learn 96to Line Dance at 4 pm; Tues. Bridge and 9841 Cribbage at 1 pm.; Wed. Floor Curling at Tuesday is Toonie Day Bowling - Agassiz pm.; Fri. Floor Curling at 1 pm. FMI call 604-1 and Harrison seniors are encouraged to come out and join 5 pin bowling every 796-3422. Council of Senior Citizens Organizations second and last Tuesday of each month starting at 3:15pm at Chillibowl Lane (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted s, improving “The Quality of Life” for all senio to Chilliwack. Car pool available. Call Kay FMI at rs. FMI call Ernie Bayer @ 604-576-9734 or emai 604-316-3318 l Agassiz-Harris ecbayer@shaw.ca on Senior Men’s Golf Club Agassiz Harrison Senior Peer Support - Knit - Plays Tuesdays at 10 am at the Harrison Resort Golf Course. FMI call Ed, 604-796& Natter Group: We meet every Thursday at 2286

Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sun. at 10 am. Call 604-703-9558 Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Highway. 604-796-2680 Agassiz United Church Sunday Service & Sunday School at 10:30 am. All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. Holy Eucharist at 10 am Sun. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 7237 Morrow Road. Sunday 9 am & 11 am, Tues.

to Sat. 9am. Everyone Welcome. Contact Father Joaquim Dias 604-796-9181. Central Community Church Meets at the Ag Hall at 6800 Pioneer Ave. Sunday 10:30 am Kids Ministry as well. For more info visit www.central365.org The Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 am. 514 Lillooet Ave, HHS. Call 604-796-9500 Everyone welcome. e-mail: hgc@shaw.ca • harrisongospelchapel.com

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The Harrison Gospel Chapel’s annual art exhibit was a wonderful display of paintings, photographs and more. Shown are admirers of the work of Chilliwack artist Michael Hamilton-Clark.

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Charter Night Anniversary of our twin club, Bremerton Central. Three veteran Lions, Wes Johnson, Henry Wigand and Mike Dunn, were made privileged members. New members: Paul Trudel, Bob Bell, Jim Ferguson, Dan Klop, Bill Garnder, Dan Van Leeuwen, Alan Pryor, Larry Nickerson, Bob Boorman, Rick Froese, George Coleman, Pat McGillivry, Dick Ritchie. Member lost: jim Striker, wh died, and Ken Dusang. Donations included $2,000 for Christmas hampers and $1,000 each to the United Ostomy Aossocation, Chilliwack, and Agassiz-Harrison Search and Rescue. The club provided two camper-ships to Camp Squamish and paid for two students to visit the Terry Fox Centre in Ottawa. Food concessions were manned at a ball tournament, two sim meets and the power boat races and sand sculpture contest at Harrison Hot Springs. 1990-91 President: Lawrence Donofrio Vice Presidents: Larry Herchak, Bill Hendricks, Dave Morris Secretary: Bill Williams treasurer: Jack Shaw Tail Twister: Bob Boorman Lion Tamer: Paul Trudel Directors: Gordon Crane, Ken Klassen, Dan Klop, Chris Nickless, Dirk Werring, Garth Hadley Life Director: Cliff Jewkes This was the year the club received world-wide recognition with a double page spread in the Lion magazine for

our "Castles in the Sand." Membership stayed above 40. Bingo continued to be the main fundraiser, but the club also made $2,000 with a magic show and fantasy auction. A Spring Ball was tried, but was not a success. Donations and projects totaled $60,438, with the largest donation for playground equipment for a new park in Kent. Lion Bruno offered the club the charity share of the income from pull tabs at his night club and the club bought a vending machine. Members of the Agassiz Secondary School grad class began providing two bingo workers each week for nine months of the year, and the Aquanauts did the same in the summer. New members: Ed Walker, Darcy Striker, Dwight Schneider. Two more active members died, Paul Trudel and Pete Oleksy. Other losses: Jim Ferguson, Gordon Crane, George COleman, Pat McGillvray, Joe Wiersma and Dad Klop. Among 44 donations and projects were the regular $8,000 for the Agricultural Society; $5,000 for the Aquanauts; $8,000 for TImmy's Telethon; $4,000 for the Sand Sculpture Society, $2,500 each for the Dry Grad celebration and for stocking the Seabird Island School library; $2,000 for tires and repairs for the Community Services van, and $2,000 for Christmas hampers. Among many small donations were $500 for CrimeStoppers and $250 to help swimmer Ala Ferguson take part in a national meet. Food concessions were manned at the sand sculpture contest, the swim meet and the Fall Fair.

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kurt Rathmann on July 11, 2015 at the age of 80. Kurt was very proud of his family & is survived by his children, Stefan (Kerry) & Julia (Cameron); grandchildren, Cody (Miranda), Taylor (Ben), Makenna, Kyla, & Gavin; & greatgranddaughter Chandler; & former wife & lifelong friend, Irmtraud. Kurt was born in the small German town of Bansleben. His formative years were spent in the midst of war, & he had many interesting stories from this period. After the war, he worked in his family’s bakery while attending school. He became a design engineer & moved to Burlington, Ontario in 1965 with his wife & newborn son. Although Kurt & his wife intended to come to Canada for a few years as a work adventure with some friends, BC became their final stop in 1972 & Kurt proudly became a Canadian citizen in 1978. Kurt enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping & canoeing. He moved to Agassiz as he neared retirement & made many friends. He kept busy playing cards, darts, bowling, golfing, riding his bike around town & was a member of the Legion. We will miss his gift of storytelling & his humour. The family would like to thank all of his close friends for their support & help as well as the lovely nurses at the Cascade Hospice. We invite all his friends to share their favourite stories & tip a glass in recognition of his life on Saturday, Aug. 16th at 1pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Agassiz.

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Nelia Alice(nee Munger) Mar 9 1920 - Jul 16 2015 (95 yrs) Nelia passed away peacefully with family by her side at Cumberland Lodge on Thursday July 16th. Nelia is survived by her 5 children Geoff (Anne, Halifax), Barbara (Courtenay), John (Brenda, Edmonton), Alan (Brenda, Harrison), and Veronica (Penticton). She has 16 grandchildren: Tracey (Peter), Tara (Chris), Mark (Shanda), Michael (Kim), Silvie (Kevin), Davon (Adam), Nolan, Keith (Jen), Zach, Nicole, Devon, Quin, Andre, Renee, Rachel, Jonathan; 13 great grandchildren: Mark, Michael, Amanda, Aaron, Caitlyn, Kimberly, Aydrian, Breyann, Justyn, Tyanna, Austin, Isaac, Daxtyn; and 1 great-great grandchild: Nolan. Additionally, there are many nieces and nephews in Canada and Switzerland, and the many friends who were thought of as family. She was well-loved and will be dearly missed by her extended circle of family and friends. Nelia was born and grew up part of a large family in Wohlen, Switzerland. In her early 20s, during the Second World War, she was a nurse in Britain. After the war she came to Canada as a widow with her infant son Geoff. In BC, she met and married Bob Callander, had 4 more children and lived in the Fraser Valley for many years before coming to the Comox Valley in 1980. In the Comox Valley, Nelia has touched the lives of many people over the years, sharing her knowledge of cooking, sewing and gardening with others. Her creativity and welcoming personality were a focal point for the many family and friends who congregated at her home for Sunday dinners, holidays, and other celebrations until well into her 90s. Her elegant poise and manners belied her wit and the underlying prankster that she was! She spent many years participating in the community. She gave many hours of volunteer time to various organizations, including the early days of the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens in Comox. These gardens are where we will have a celebration of her life. Please join us at the Gardens from 1-3:30 pm on Saturday July 25th, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anderton Therapeutic Gardens Society. (gardensonanderton.org)

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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

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso) 341

MOVING & STORAGE

750

GARAGE SALES

Agassiz

1671 Parkwood Drive Sunday, July 26 9am to 3 pm

RUBBISH REMOVAL

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING

4 Purebred blue males. 1st shots, tails / d c removed. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1250. 604-308-5665

Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555. 1 As in movers we trust. Same day moves & deliveries. Reliable Honest Movers. Starting $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)491-8607

845

MISC. FOR SALE

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MARTIN ACOUSTIC GUITAR OM21 Special. $2400. firm. Mint condition. Call (604)614-5104

REAL ESTATE 627

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

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

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT!

362

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

SECURITY/ ALARM SYSTEMS

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299

PB Cane Corso’s. Very Loving & Sweet raised by family as family. Ready to Go $1500. 604-802-8480

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.

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES BC

Running this ad for 10yrs

DON’T OVERPAY! rtmihomes.com “Your Smart Housing Solution� Canada’s Largest provider of manufactured housing. Text or call (844-334-2960). In stock 16’/20’/22’ Homes on Sale Now!

RENTALS

We Service all Makes • • •

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

378

VACUUMS

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

PETS 477

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

ESTATE AUCTION-Antique cars, tractors, 5th wheel RV, tools & more. Grindrod, BC, Sat, July 25th, 11am. View photos and info doddsauction.com or call 250-545-3259.

524

UNDER $200

Air conditioner for sale - window unit. 10,000 BTU. Works well. $150 asking price. Call: 604-491-5960

542

PETS

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

Make Room for Change! With the Classifieds, you can DMFBSUIFDMVUUFS FBSOFYUSB cash and find grFBUEFBMTPO UIFUIJOHTZPVSFBMMZXBOU

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

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

706

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 1755 - #9 Hwy, Agassiz (Under new Management)

Spacious and bright

new condo quality 1 bdrm...$650 and 2 bdrm...$800/m Prkg, coin laundry, elevator & balcony, 5 min walk to all conveniences, down town. Available now. Call 604-703-3405

TRUCKS & VANS

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane

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. 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JEEP 4 dr, auto, fully loaded. This week only! STK#721 $12,900. 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.

WAREHOUSE LIEN In the matter of the Warehouse Lien Act: Agassiz All Storage, located at: 7651 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC and Rose Reyburn of the last known address of: 8443 Sthtsem Road, Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A2; for unpaid rents totaling $411.25 If this amount is not paid on or before August 6, 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 Malia Eaton of the last known address of: 10140 Nelson Road, Rosedale, BC, V0X 1X2; for unpaid rents totaling $543.50 If this amount is not paid on or before August 6, 2015 the unit contents will be sold by public auction at a later date to settle unpaid rents.

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

Agassiz - Downtown 1bd, 1ba apt. Avail. Aug 1, $500 + util. NP Call Theresa: 604-751-2191

851

TRANSPORTATION

329 PAINTING & DECORATING NORTH STARS PAINTING www.northstars-painting.com AMAZING WORK, AMAZING VALUE! 778.344.1069

SUITES, LOWER

DL# 31038 604-855-0666

Toys, clothes, households goods, etc.

560

TRANSPORTATION

2 bed Sardis bsmnt ste. $825/month. Lovely bright unit, recently painted. On bus route, near Garrison Crossing, all levels of school, UFV and truckloads of recreational amenities. No smoking. Avail. now. Ph: 778-552-4870.

STEEL BUILDINGS...�OUR BIG 35TH ANNIVERSARY SALE� 20X20 $4500. 25X24 $5198. 30X30 $7449. 32X36 $8427. 40X46 $12140. One end Wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca.

.Dan Knoke Trucking 1-888-794-3388

320

551

TRY A CLASSIFIED AD

PRESSURE WASHING

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

356

RENTALS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

The Scrapper

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 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.

Financing Available www.keytrackautosales.ca

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16 Agassiz Harrison Observer Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Agassiz Observer, July 23, 2015  

July 23, 2015 edition of the Agassiz Observer

Agassiz Observer, July 23, 2015  

July 23, 2015 edition of the Agassiz Observer