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The Hemlock Resort Master Plan has been approved by the provincial government. This is one of the final hurdles the mountain’s management company, Berezan Management, will have to climb in an attempt to revitalize the mountain. They started creating the massive plan seven years ago, after purchasing the assets out of foreclosure. The plan includes a sizeable expansion in both size and in operational seasons, with the hopes of making Hemlock a viable, year round resort. While the average number of skiers in 2010 was about 1,150 a day, the hill hopes to one day see 13,440 skiers on the hill each day. Hemlock Resort announced the news on Facebook on Friday morning,
posting a letter sent to owner Ralph Berezan from the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations. “Hemlock Resort has addressed the concerns raised through the course of the review to FLNR’s satisfaction with amendments to the Master Plan and commitments that will be incorporated into the Master Development Agreement,” the letter states. “In the coming months, our office will be working with you to finalize the new MDA which will replace your existing agreement for the resort.” The finalizations will include working with Sts’ailes on the establishment of a First Nation Woodland Licence over the Controlled Recreation Area, as well as support from the government in working with the Fraser Valley Regional District.
The letter, attributed to Terry Pratt of the Mountain Resorts Branch, said the plan will bring “much-needed capital investment in recreational infrastructure and all season tourism opportunities.” Hemlock Resort congratulated management on securing the support of the government. “After seven years of focused effort, working closely together with Sts’ailes and the BC Provincial Government in the development of a new Master Plan for Hemlock Resort, we are pleased to announce that we have cleared one of the final hurdles by securing approval for the development plan,” the resort’s Facebook page reads. “This announcement brings Hemlock resort one step closer to becoming a year round playground in the Fraser Valley.”
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Over those seven years, Berezan has reached out to residents in the the small communities that surround the mountain. They officially unveiled the master plan in 2010, when the review process began. In September 2013, they set up an open house in nearby Sts’ailes to meet with the public. The grand plan is that Hemlock Resort will one day stretch from the mountaintop, down to the shores of Harrison Lake. While the resort is small now, the surrounding area gives it great potential, the master plan says. “At first glance, Hemlock’s physical attributes might be dismissed as insubstantial when compared to the world’s great mountain resorts,” it reads. “As illustrated in this Master Plan, the opportunities at Hemlock are very significant.” Continued on 8
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Issues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), taxes versus spending, tourism, technology and affordable housing were among the topics addressed Thursday night during an all-candidates forum for the new MissionMatsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. Only three of the six candidates â€“ Brad Vis for the Conservatives, Jati Sidhu for the Liberals and Arthur Green for the Green Party â€“ were in attendance. NDP candidate Dennis Adamson and Independent Wyatt Scott phoned in sick, while Elaine Wismer of the Marxist-Leninist Party was a no-show. The event, attended by about 70 citizens, was held at Christian Life Community Church and was hosted by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Fraser Valley Indo-Canadian Business Association. The TPP, a proposed trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim countries, was addressed several times during the forum, particularly as it pertains to the agriculture industry. The agreement seeks to lower trade barriers such as tariffs, but opponents say it will have a devastating impact, in particular, on dairy and poultry farmers by opening the market to more imports. Vis described the TPP as a â€œonce-in-a-lifetime opportunityâ€? for Canada, saying current Abbotsford MP and International Trade Minister Ed Fast is â€œworking in the best interest of all supplymanagement workersâ€? and is â€œdoing an excellent job of protecting Canadaâ€™s interests.â€? â€œWe canâ€™t solely rely
on one major trading partner â€Ś We need to reach out and we need to be full participants in the global economy,â€? Vis said. Green said his party is not against international trade, but is against agreements that are â€œonesided for other countries.â€? â€œCanada always ends up with the short end of the stick â€Ś Selling our resources off at rockbottom prices and not leaving anything for future generations is a travesty, as far as Iâ€™m concerned,â€? he said. Sidhu, who was himself a farmer for 35 years, said he understands the importance of trade, but believes all stakeholders should have a voice in the negotiations before any agreement is signed. The candidates were also asked about the challenges they might face, if elected, in representing the new Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. The large riding includes areas of Abbotsford north of Maclure and Bateman roads, along with Mission, Agassiz and several Fraser Canyon communities stretching up to Lillooet
in the north. Green described the riding as the â€œsize of Belgium,â€? but pointed out that 86 per cent of the constituents reside in Mission and Matsqui, and that is where he would primarily be focused. Vis said the elected candidate will have a â€œdifficult jobâ€? to cover such a large area, but he said, in talking to constituents throughout the riding, two key issues have arisen â€“ the Fraser River and the importance of agriculture. â€œI plan to champion those two things if I become Member of Parliament on Oct. 19,â€? he said, adding that he plans to make regular scheduled visits to the more remote communities in the riding. Sidhu said, if elected, he will set up a satellite office in Lillooet. On the topic of taxes versus spending, Vis said the Conservatives have made â€œrecord investmentsâ€? in social and health transfer funds to B.C. and in the last 10 years have spend $4.5 billion on infrastructure projects such as the
Golden Ears Bridge, the Port Mann Bridge, the Sea to Sky Highway and improvements to the Mission Bridge. â€œThe Conservative fiscal record shows you can invest heavily in social, health and infrastructure programs while still balancing the budget,â€? he said. Sidhu challenged that statement. â€œWe know the mess Mr. Harper has left for the last eight years,â€? he said, adding that the Liberal party had 10 consecutive balanced budgets and left a surplus of $13 billion in the coffers when the Conservatives took over in 2006. Green, too, challenged Visâ€™ statements. â€œThis is the first balanced budget that the Conservatives have run, for this last fiscal period, but meanwhile theyâ€™ve cut drastically to programs â€Ś Up until then, theyâ€™ve run deficit budgets for the last eight years.â€? Green said his party would take one per cent of the GST to bring in $5.6 billion per year for infrastructure, while still balancing the budget.
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Looking into the future
Published by Black Press Limited. 7167 Pioneer Ave., Agassiz BC V0M 1A0
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Are you worried about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal?
Rick Mercer’s Talking to Americans special once asked our neighbours to the south to condemn our government’s practice of setting our seniors adrift on ice flows. A glance around any Canadian community would confirm we don’t do that. If we did, we wouldn’t have hit this year’s tipping point: there are now more Canadians over 65 than under 15, for the first time ever. This will no doubt spark some concerned articles about our aging population, and even the possibility of “demographic collapse,” as though we were facing a childless wasteland of a future. We suggest that Canadian seniors will actually do pretty well in the coming years. There will be challenges, of course, but our country is wealthy, and not only do people generally want the best for their parents and grandparents, seniors are perfectly able to look after themselves. They’re a desirable demographic, much courted by politicians, thanks to the fact that they actually vote. No, if we’re seeing more seniors and fewer children, we might want to be careful in the coming years not to neglect the next generation. With a larger population retired and a smaller one replacing them in the workforce, we need to make sure that the children out there now are ready for the world they’ll inherit. It’s impossible to know with certainty what we’ll face in the future, but the next generations will certainly face challenges. They’ll be replacing many hands with few hands, as the number of children per family shrinks. They’ll have to be trained to work smart, not just hard. It’s going to be creativity, flexibility, and skill that wins out in the future. If we can’t make sure that the next generations are able to take their place in a globalized and often ruthless world economy, then who will take care of the growing ranks of seniors? Someone’s got to do it, and it will fall to those currently in elementary school.
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Would you support a tax on sugary drinks? Here’s how you responded: Yes 54% No 46%
A brief history of health spending
Tom Fletcher The federal budget document began with an ominous warning about deep cuts. Social programs, justice and corrections would be spared as much as possible, but no department would escape the knife. The stark truth was revealed in a table of figures. Health care spending, the core of the Canadian state, was cut by 3.8 per cent in just the first year of the fiscal plan, as population and need continued to grow. No, this is not from the Stephen Harper budget of April 2015, or any other in the last decade. It’s from the Jean Chretien budget of 1995, more than 20 years ago. That’s the last time anyone actually cut health care spending. But wait, you may say. Didn’t I hear that Harper has slashed health
care spending by $30 billion? Yes, you probably did hear the biggest, most brazen lie of this election campaign, either from the government unions that advertised it or the politicians who parrot it. If health care really is everyone’s high-priority issue, as pollsters have long assured us, voters should at least know the facts. After cutting provincial health and social services transfers for years to end the string of operating deficits that began under Pierre Trudeau and continued under Brian Mulroney, Liberal finance minister Paul Martin rose briefly to the top job. In 2004, Martin staged meetings with premiers, emerging with what was billed as “a fix for a generation,” with federal health transfers to rise six per cent each year into the future. The future for Martin’s government lasted only two years, as his minority was replaced with one led by Harper. These galloping increases
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continued until the Conservative majority of 2011, after which thenfinance minister Jim Flaherty came to Victoria to inform provincial
As the current election campaign turns into the home stretch, Statistics Canada has announced a milestone. For the first time in history, the number of seniors exceeds number of children. finance ministers of the new plan. (I was there, and the joke was that this was as far from Ottawa as Flaherty could get without leaving Canada.) The six-per-cent increases, by that time triple inflation, would continue for another five years.
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Starting in 2017-18, increases would be tied to economic growth, with a minimum hike of three per cent, still well ahead of today’s inflation. That remains the Conservative plan today. All provinces east of Saskatchewan pitched a fit. Manitoba’s NDP finance minister termed it “un-Canadian.” Lefties immediately called it a cut, to which Flaherty replied that transfers to provinces would rise from $30 billion to $38 billion in 2018-19, and continue to grow after that. In B.C., then-finance minister Kevin Falcon praised the long-term approach, acknowledging that health spending was ballooning to half of the provincial budget and had to be brought under control as baby boomers start to retire. B.C. has largely accomplished that, with spending increases below three per cent and health care outcomes that continue to lead the country. As the current election campaign turns into the home stretch, Statistics Canada has announced OFFICE HOURS Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sat., Sun., & Mon.
a milestone. For the first time in history, the number of seniors exceeds number of children. This demographic shift is inexorable, predictable and must be addressed by whoever wins the Oct. 19 federal election. NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is on record that he will scrap the Conservative formula for growthbased increases that he pretends are cuts, returning to six per cent every year while balancing the budget. Little detail has been provided on how this would be done. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced in Surrey last week that he will ante up an extra $3 billion over four years for health care, and “sit down with the provinces immediately” to renegotiate, a rerun of Paul Martin’s political theatre. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: email@example.com
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We live in the safest time period in history. This is not what we hear from many of our leaders, but actually it’s a fact. Statistics bear that out. Even “terrorism” is less of a risk today. You’ve likely heard about all the exotic ways of dying you are more likely to experience (cows, bathtubs, lightning). So why all the fear-mongering? Is this in keeping with the values
of our Chilliwack and Hope communities? The pursuit of peace has long been a Canadian hallmark, shaping our international reputation. Consistently in stateof-the-nation polls, Canadians say that the country’s international reputation as peacekeeper is held dear. And we’re rightfully known for our measured and considered thinking; our hearts beat with both humility and pride (because that’s
the Canadian way eh?). This is an important time of decision. Let’s not allow our thoughts and our discussions to be drowned out by political dogma edged with racism and hate. And fear mongering. Let’s come together, not be divided. Let’s KEEP CALM, and campaign on. Wayne Froese
Arbitrary voting age restriction unfair On average, only 40% of youth ages 18-24 turn up to vote in the federal election. This is a tragic statistic, as the potential change in government primarily affects the futures of these young adults. Many people attribute this lack of voting to laziness or to ignorance. The main reason, however, is that many of Canada's youth
aren?t nearly educated enough on the politics of our country to make an informed decision. Those in the minority that do go out to vote, are prone to voting for whatever party their family affiliates with. Unfortunately, I'm one of the few children born in 1997 that won't be able to vote this year. As a politically minded Canadian citizen, I don't
understand why someone born just a week head of me gets the option to have an impact on the way the country is governed, while I do not. I am angered by the fact that I am shut out of this important civil duty, while the majority of my peers choose to be ignorant. The government must change the voting policy to allow for late-year babies. How
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The resort may one day feature a mountainside golf course around 10 Mile Bay, overlooking the western side of Harrison Lake, with a chair lift stretching up into the distance to move mountain bikers around the hills. According to the plan, the main resort would feature hotel rooms, upgraded lifts and four season attractions that would extend the mountain’s viability from three months to a full year. “It’s a 55-year plan,” Berezan told Black Press at that open house, and will roll out in several stages. While some of the final stages may seem
lofty, he said, the initial plan is to upgrade existing services. “The first phase is to build a new chair to replace our oldest one,” he said. Also to be considered as soon as possible would be a hotel with about 22 beds. But first, the plan will now go the Fraser Valley Regional District for approval, and possibly for amendments to the region’s Official Community Plan. It’s good news for a hill that had to cancel its most recent ski season, due to a lack of snow and heavy rains. The plan was designed by Brent Harley, planner behind Big White Ski Resort, along with ski and
bike parks around the world. At full buildout, the plan estimates the hill will provide 1,500 plus year-round and seasonal jobs. The project is expected to bring 34,000 person years of construction related employment over the course of 15 to 20 years of development. The total cost the mountain attraction facilities to buildout is approximately $102 million (in 2010 figures). The current Master Plan, including a water license review from 2013, is available online on the Ministry’s website. Berezan Management has not responded to a request for an interview.
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OBSERVER READERS VOTE FOR THEIR FAVOURITES
The votes have been tallied, and your voices have been heard. Hundreds of ballots for the Observer’s People’s Choice Awards 2015 have poured in from our readers, telling us the best places to eat, to shop and to play. The results show that there is overwhelming support by residents for our communitybased businesses. They also shed a little light on what makes Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, and Chilliwack such great places to live. You’ve told us the best place to go walking, whow the best community partner and local musicians are, and where to take your pet for grooming. We’ve heard you loud and clear when it comes to finding great local products, or where to relax with a cold drink. While the people, places and businesses listed in this pull-out guide are to be congratulated for all their hard work, we also want to thank our readers. The contest success was based entirely on your participation. Congratulations to everyone involved!
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Place to Meet for Business .................................................................................................... Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa Senior’s Services ............................................................................................................... Agassiz Harrison Community Services Deal ............................................................................................................................................Agassiz Community Thrift Store Place to go on a First Date ..........................................................................................................................Harrison Hot Springs Place to go for a Drink............................................................................................. The Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 32, Agassiz Place for Entertainment ............................................................................................................................................ Jimmy’s Pub Community Event ...................................................................................................................... Agassiz Fall Fair & Corn Festival Street Scape .............................................................................................................................................................Pioneer Ave. Reason to live in Agassiz ................................................................ Quiet, small town with beautiful scenery & friendly people. Reason to live in Harrison ..................................................... Laid-back community with spectacular views, trails, lake & beach. Place to take Company .................................................................................................................................... Kilby Historic Site Small Business ..................................................................................................................................................Feenstra Backhoe Green/Earth Friendly Business ................................................................................................................... Agassiz Bottle Depot Local Business Website ......................................................................................................... Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa Not-for-profit Company .................................................................................................. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 32, Agassiz Community Partner ........................................................................................................ Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 32, Agassiz Local Musician(s)/Entertainer(s) .............................................................................Todd Richard, Sweetwater & The Jones Boys Art Store/Gallery................................................................................................................................. Ranger Station Art Gallery Community Centre/Hall.................................................................................................. Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 32, Agassiz
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SHOPPING Jewelry ........................................................ Casa Lifestyles Ofﬁce Supplies .............................Agassiz Harrison Printers & Stationers Clothing .............................................................Red Apple Gift Store..................................................... Casa Lifestyles
KENT VETERINARY CLINIC & COQUIHALLA VETERINARY SERVICES . . . keeping your pets healthy!
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Flowers ......................................... Holly Tree Florist & Gifts Outdoor or Hobby Store ............................. Kent Outdoors Books/Information Venue .................Fraser Valley Regional Library, Agassiz Health & Wellness Store ......... Agassiz Remedy's Pharmacy Pet Care Store ................................Kent Veterinarian Clinic Agriculture Based Business ........................ The Farmhouse Natural Cheeses Toy Store ............................................................Red Apple Vision Care ........................................................FYidoctors Handcrafted Gift Store ............................... The Back Porch Grocer ............................................................... Super Valu Produce Store ...........................................Agassiz Produce Deli ....................................................Agassiz Delicatessen Liquor/Wine/Beer Store .................... Agassiz Liquor Store Bakery ....................................................... Uptown Bakery Butcher ......................................................... Scott's Meats U Brew/U Vin .............................. A&R Country Cellar U-Vin Caterer ........................................................ Lori's Catering
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very considerate. Last, but not least, walking the foreshore of Harrison Lake and around the lagoon never gets old with each day bringing something new to see: windsurfers, kite boarders, geese, eagles, sunsets, spectacular cloud formations. We live and enjoy life in a natural wonderland.
YOUR CHOICE Insurance Broker .............................HUB International, Agassiz Senior Care Facility ............................................Cheam Village Wedding Venue .......................................... Fraser River Lodge Appliance Repair ................................ R.C.E. Appliance Repair
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Having lived in big cities most of my life (Vancouver, Toronto and Amsterdam), it was a bit of culture shock to move to the small village of Harrison Hot Springs. What brought my family here and what keeps us here is the beauty, the nature and the small town feel. Personally, my favourite past time is hiking. The Harrison Hot Springs area offers spectacular hikes including: the Harrison Grind (aka Campbell Lake trail), Bear Mountain, and my personal favourite: Slollicum Mountain. A little rougher than the manicured trails closer to Vancouver, you truly feel you’re getting away from the crowds as you hike our local trails. Coming a close second is biking the country roads in the District of Kent. The roads are ﬂat and while I miss the bike paths of Amsterdam, once you’re on the country roads the trafﬁc is light and generally
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HOME IMPROVEMENT Hardware Store ...........................Ledoux Hardware & Supply Cabinetry/Countertop ..............Finback Custom Woodworks Heating/Cooling/Gas Company ........Driscoll Plumbing & Heating Yard & Garden Supply ........................ Allenby's Farm Store
Thank you for voting Kilby Historic Site as your 2015 People’s Choice Award winner for favourite “Place to take Company.” Open weekends until Dec 13 from 11 am - 4 pm (604) 796-9576 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills www.kilby.ca
Contractor .......................................... Wouda's Construction Electrician ....................................................... Peters' Electric Plumber .........................................Kent Plumbing & Heating Landscaper .............Groundworks Landscaping & Lawn Care
HEALTHY LIVING Workout/Health ...............................Community Recreation & Activity Venue Cultural Centre Golf Course ................................ Harrison Resort Golf Course Walking/Hiking Trail................................Agassiz/Green Grind Outdoor Adventure .......................................... Harrison Lake Place to Play .......................................................... Schep Park Picnic Spot ................................. Green Point, Harrison Beach & Pioneer Park Place to Bird Watch ..................................... Cheam Wetlands
2015 People’s Choice Award Recipient Thank you to our valued patients!
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• Degenerative disc disease • Sciatica • Rotator cuff tears/tennis elbow • Shingles • Toenail fungus • Knee injuries • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Inflammation of the joints/arthritis • Acute and chronic injuries
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EATS Breakfast .................................................Heritage House Cafe Lunch ......................................................Heritage House Cafe Dinner .................................... Jack’s Restaurant & Steakhouse Fine Dining ................................. The Copper Room, Harrison Hot Springs Resort Dessert ............................ Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Coffee ...................................................... Muddy Waters Cafe Kid-Friendly Meal .............................................. A&W, Agassiz Pizza ......................................................................Petro’s Pizza Pub Food .........................................................Old Settler Pub Burgers ..........................................A.C.E. (BBQ at the Legion) Patio ............................................The Black Forest Restaurant Ethnic Food ...............................Cheam Sushi Japanese Sushi Takeout Food ............................. Harrison Chinese Restaurant
The Agassiz Agricultural & Horticultural Association would like to thank those who voted the Fall Fair as their favourite Community Event. 604-796-3246 • www.info @ agassizfallfair.com
Thank you for voting us best Place for a Drink, Community Partner & Not for Profit. We appreciate your support!
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Join us for our Annual Remembrance Day Services Wednesday, November 11th at 10am Royal Canadian Legion
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The Kent Harrison Arts Council thanks you for voting the Ranger Station favourite Art Store/Gallery. Artists of all ages are invited to submit work for our annual November Small Works show. 8x8 canvases are available for $5 at the gallery from now until the cut-off date for submissions: Nov 6th at 4 pm. Show dates- Sat Nov 7th to Dec 13th Opening Reception- Sunday Nov 8th 2-4 pm
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Flamenco Fusion Dance Spectacular coming to Harrison Hall The Harrison Festival Society will be presenting the colourful dance performance Viñetas del Mozaico, at Harrison's Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at 8pm. A production of Vancouver's Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre, the show
will also feature a special opening solo dance performance by internationally renowned dancer Joel Hanna "Over the years, the Harrison Festival has presented several wonderful flamenco shows,' says the society's artistic director Andy
Hillhouse. "This will be a seamless presentation that offers a multicultural take on flamenco, which is a much loved, exciting style of Spanish dance that has roots in the Indian subcontinent and North Africa. Viñetas del Mozaico is a unique production that
KENT-HARRISON FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATIONS INVITED Since 2001, Kent-Harrison Foundation has benefited the community by distributing over $134,000 to local organizations
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has been an audience hit wherever it has been performed." Directed by dancer Kasandra "La China," Viñetas del Mozaico showcases twelve dynamic dance vignettes accompanied by world percussionists. It includes new belly dance/flamenco fusion pieces performed by one of Vancouver's foremost belly dancers, Ashley Kirkham. The show celebrates virtuosity and expression, through the use of Spanish castanets and zills, Chinese fans and silk veils, Sevillan shawls, and rapid-fire footwork. According to Hillhouse, "I love dance, however we are limited in the styles of dance we can present in this hall, due to the size of the stage. The beauty of flamenco is it is less about moving across space, and more about the intensity, tension, and passion in footwork, body postures
Directed by dancer Kasandra "La China," Viñetas del Mozaico showcases twelve dynamic dance vignettes accompanied by world percussionists.
and even subtle gestures like changes in hand movements. These can be powerful in more intimate spaces like the Memorial Hall." Viñetas del Mozaico foregrounds flamenco percussion through the virtuosic cajon (wooden box) playing of Davide Sampaolo from Rome,
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Italy. The cajon is contrasted in the show with the darbouka drum, the traditional accompaniment for belly dance, played by Vancouver's Tim Gerwing. The audience will also be treated at the beginning of the evening to a special solo by well known performer Joel Hanna. Known for his athletic and boundary breaking mixture of tap dance, musical percussion, martial arts, and Irish dance, Hanna has toured with Riverdance and Feet of Fire, and has performed at London's West End, Radio City Music Hall, and the Royal Variety Performance. Viñetas del Mozaico imagines a varied cultural mixture. It expands the Spanish context to include influences from some
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First Nations get down to Elect Jati Sidhu business at forum LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR MISSION-MATSQUI-FRASER CANYON
First Nations Business Forum Oct. 20-21 “We’re Open for Business.” That’s the message which will be repeated again and again when the Agassiz/ Harrison Area First Nations Business Forum takes place October 20 and 21 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Seabird Island Band along with Chawatahil First Nation, Cheam First Nation, Scowlitz Indian Band, Shxw’ōwhámel First Nation and Sts’ailes Band - plan to showcase to the Lower Mainland business community that the eastern section of the Fraser Valley is indeed Open for Business! “We are collectively the largest land owners in the Fraser Valley and our lands are well situated near critical infrastructure required for development and transport,” stated Chief Clement Seymour of the Seabird Island Band. “Now more than ever in history is an opportune time for partnerships between First Nations and the business community to flourish. Business relationships built on honesty, trust and respect will enrich our community and your organization.” The Business Forum
features speakers who will share their insight and experience in building effective, productive, sustainable partnerships with First Nations in the real estate, natural resources, commercial, industrial and energy sectors. Keynote speakers include Jim Chu, vicepresident of Special Projects & Partnerships with the Aquilini Group, and Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada. “Developable land is becoming a scarce resource in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The Agassiz/ Harrison First Nations are looking for business opportunities from leasing land to full on partnerships in energy, natural resources, manufacturing and agriculture,” stated Brian Titus, Chief Executive Officer of the Sqéwqel Development Corporation, which promotes the economic development of Seabird Island. “Simply put, we want to do business. We feel that we have a lot to offer the business world, both locally and internationally.” One of the highlights of the Business Forum
will be a Fundraising Art Auction and Networking Social, set to take place on Day One from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features First Nations art from Chief Seymour’s private collection. The proceeds of the auction will go toward building a new playground for the children of Seabird Island Band. Please check out the Business Forum website to view these exquisite pieces of art. There are sponsorship
opportunities available for those businesses which would like to expand their network and make connections that can lead to new business opportunities. For full Business Forum details, please check out the official website: www.agassizha rrisonfirstnationsbusine ssforum.ca. For further information on the Sqéwqel Development Corporation, check out: www.Sqéwqel.ca.
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Dealer order or trade may be required. * Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between October 1 and November 2, 2015. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 84 months on select new or demonstrator 2015 GMC vehicles excluding Yukon, Yukon XL, Sierra 2500 HD Diesel, Savana, Canyon 2SA and Canyon 4x4. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/ trade. Example: $45,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $535.71 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $45,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight, air tax ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA/movable property registry fees, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. 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Hooked on Books: Agassiz Library Book reservations call Raye 604-869-5420 Club takes place on the third Tuesday of every month, starting at 6:30pm at the Agassiz Harrison Community Drivers Agassiz Library. Love to read and want to Program - A community based volunteer talk about what you’re reading? You don’t driver program providing rides to all local, have to be a member, just drop in when you Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland medical can. Pick up the book at the library any time appointments & other personal services. before the meeting and get ready to share Always looking for more drivers. Call 604798-6228, email agharcommdrivers@ your opinions! outlook.com or visit 7046 Pioneer Ave., Scrabble Club - Wednesdays, 2 pm - 4 pm at Agassiz. Agassiz Library. Free, drop in, all skill levels welcome. Enjoy the game, friendship and a Friendship House Nickel Bingo on Mon. at 1 pm, Tues. Bridge and Cribbage at 1 pm, cup of coffee. Sit and Be Fit 10:30 am Mon. & Fri., Drop-in Stitch “n” Rip - Every Tuesday from 9 am - Floor Curling 7 pm Thurs. 1 pm. Come to the Harrison Mills Hall with any unfinished sewing, stitching, knitting Kent-Harrison Arts Council - KHAC meets the third Sunday of each month. projects, etc. FMI call Kim 604-796-2336. FMI call (604) 796-8604 or email us at Olive Branch Dinners - Come join us for a firstname.lastname@example.org free home cooked meal. Tuesdays 5 - 6 pm. 7571 Morrow Rd, ACS gym. No expectations, Harrison International All-weather Tennis enjoy community companionship. Families Club - Drop-in tennis at 8 am daily at the Spring Park tennis complex. All are welcome. & all ages welcome. Good fun and exercise is guaranteed at no T.O.P.S. - Meets Thursdays at 9:30 am, or 5:45 cost. FMI contact John Allen 796-9117 pm., at the Agassiz Christian Church. FMI call Jam Session - Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the 604-796-0686. month from 7pm - 10:30pm by donation. Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Everyone welcome, bring an instrument and Thrift Store - We’re looking for volunteers! a friend! OAP Hall, Friendship Hall. FMI call Open Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. Derry at 604-796-1084 Feel free to come by 6919 Cheam Avenue or Lions TV Bingo - Thursday nights at 6 pm on call 604-796-9932 FMI. Shaw Cable. Pick up your bingo cards at The Royal Canadian Legion - Hosts drop-in Source - Chehalis Store & Ledoux Hardware “Fun Darts” every Mon. at 4 pm & Fri. at 8 pm, Players needed, arrive early to register. The Chilliwack MS Multiple Sclerosis SelfCribbage daily. Non-members welcome. Call Help Group - Meets every third Wednesday of each month from noon to 2pm at 604-796-2332 the lunchroom of the Royal Cafe 45886 The Wednesday Walkers - Easy hiking every Wellington St., Chilliwack. New members Wednesday. FMI call Eleanor 604-795-0076 welcome. FYI call Owen at 604-795-5216 Knitting/Crochet Sisters Group - Projects The Agassiz-Harrison Ladies Golf Club for worthy causes. Contact Alice 604-796- Play at the Harrison Resort Course Tuesdays 3060 or email email@example.com at 4:50 pm and Thursdays at 9:30 am. All Agassiz Al-Anon. - Is someone’s drinking levels welcome. FMI call 604-796-3592. affecting you? FMI call Shirley 604-796-9865 Agassiz ESL Conversation Circles - Practice or Anne 604-796-3103 speaking English at the Agassiz Library Agassiz Elks Lounge - 1824 #9 Hwy, open Tuesdays from 1:15 - 2:15 in July and on August 4. daily 3pm till closing. Everyone welcome Harrison Community Social Club DropThe Joy of singing with Doris and the Sunshine Ladies - Spend an hour with the in - Every Thurs. at Harrison Hot Springs Memorial Hall, 9:30 am: cards, darts, games seniors in song. FMI call Doris at & coffee. Contact Jacquie 604-796-3105 or 604-796-0442. Audrey 604-491-4944 Agassiz-Harrison Lions - Meet at 7 pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Overeaters Anon. - Meets Mondays from Lion’s Den in the Ag-Rec Hall, 6800 Pioneer 7pm-11pm at All Saints Anglican Church, 6904 Lougheed hwy., Agassiz. Ave. FMI call Joey at 604-796-9951 Agassiz Monday Painters est.1961 - Meets Hope Christian Women’s Club Brunch - Free nursery by reservation as well. For info & every Mon. from 11 am - 3 pm at Agassiz United Church. FMI call Linda 604-794-5554.
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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...9-57 TRAVEL.............................................61-76 CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis
RENTALS ......................................703-757 AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862 MARINE .......................................903-920
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Found: IPhone at the Agassiz Fall Fair - Sept 19. To claim go to RCMP station in Agassiz.
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HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT? Arthritic Conditions/COPD? Restrictions in Walking/Dressing? Disability Tax Credit $2,000 Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply today for Assistance: 1-844-453-5372.
CARETAKERS/ RESIDENTIAL MANAGERS
MOTEL ASST Manager Team to run small Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, good Health, fulltime live-in position. Fax 250-5861634 or email resume to: email@example.com
UCLUELET HARBOUR SEAFOODS is currently seeking FISH CUTTERS “highest pay rate in the industry” 8-10 hours up to 12 if is needed, 30 -60 hours per week. Important information: Shifts of work: We require flexibility on schedule as hours of work can be: from 5:00 am to 1:00pm or 2:00pm, sometimes working until 4pm or 5:00pm is required during summer time when production is heavy and overtime is available
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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES START A NEW CAREER in Graphic Arts, Healthcare, Business, Education or Information Tech. If you have a GED, call: 855-670-9765
Qualitree Propagators, located in Rosedale BC, is seeking general nursery laborers. Duties may include planting, weeding, pruning, loading orders etc. Applicants should be physically capable of performing job duties and able to work in all weather conditions. Prior nursery work experience an asset but not required. February to October 2016. Various start dates available till May 1st. Monday to Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm. (Some Saturdays & overtime will be required) Job is seasonal full time. Starting wage $10.45/hr Please fax resumes to Qualitree Propagators Inc. 604-794-3378 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Now Newspaper has an opening for an experienced inside advertising consultant. By joining The Now’s award winning community print and online newspaper, you will be responsible for selling into special features and assisting in creating new exciting features.
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The Harrison Festival Society is in need of a new General Manager. We are searching for a creative person who will dedicate his or herself to continuing and enhancing our vision. If you think this might be you, go to: www.harrisonfestival.com/ job_posting.gk for more details
CONVEYANCER Mission Notary Office looking for a conveyancer.
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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 300
LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca 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
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Advertising Inside Sales
Excavator & Backhoe Operator Training. Be employable in 4-6wks. Call 604-546-7600. www.rayway.ca
Tail-Gate Lawn & Bobcat Service
.Dan Knoke Trucking 1-888-794-3388
STAMP COLLECTOR Looking to buy stamps email@example.com
MOVING & STORAGE
1 As in movers we trust. Same day moves & deliveries. Reliable Honest Movers. Starting $45hr + gas. (604)997-0332 / (604)491-8607
329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 778-322-2378 Lower Mainland 604-996-8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 10yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299 2 coats any colour
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint.
NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring. NORTH STARS PAINTING www.northstars-painting.com AMAZING WORK, AMAZING VALUE! 778.344.1069
Yard Clean-up & removal. Pruning Available. ph:604-796-3420 or Cell:604-703-3680
338 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
GUTTER & ROOF Cleaning/Power Washing since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Simon, 604-230-0627
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
Temporary Winter Truck Drivers
. Hiring Flaggers-Must be certified, $15-$18/hr. 604-575-3944
.Need Cash, Own Vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. SnapCarCash. 604-777-5046
REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696
OCTOBER 8, 2015
FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...............1-8
INDEX IN BRIEF
Persons with proven experience on snow plowing equipment are required for temporary employment on an as required basis for snow clearing operations. Individuals must hold a valid Class 3 Drivers License with Air endorsement. The rate of pay is per the current CUPE 458 Collective Agreement, which includes a shift differential premium between the hours of 10:00 pm and 5:00 am. Interested applicants must submit a resume and completed driver’s abstract to the District of Hope Municipal office at: District of Hope ATTN: Donna Bellingham, Director of Corporate Services, PO Box 609, 325 Wallace Street – Hope, BC V0X 1L0 Phone: 604-869-5671 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday Oct. 30th, 2015. Previous applicants must submit a new resume as previous application forms will not be considered. 10/15H_DOH8
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 362
SECURITY/ ALARM SYSTEMS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ADT’s, DSC’s, Brinks & all others Medical & Fire Free* Alarm Systems 604-792-8055 / 854-8055
a. at 1685 Tranmer Road, a commercial use for a helicopter landing site as approved by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) in 1975; and b. at 6690 Key Road, a commercial use for a welding shop established in 1968; since the establishment of the shop was prior to the formation of the ALR, ALC restrictions on the use of agricultural land currently do not apply. Also, to clarify and list previously approved non-farm-uses in the ALR, the amendment bylaw includes a new Special Conditions of Use section and provides for associated site plans within the Agricultural Zone. The commercial use areas on the above noted properties are identified on site plans within the bylaw amendment.
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
STEEL BUILDINGS... “MADNESS SALE!” All Buildings, All Models. You’ll think we’ve gone MAD DEALS. Call Now and get your DEAL. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422 www.pioneersteel.ca
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)
Yes, We Pay CASH!
6690 Key Road PID: 008-928-193
Over 100 tables. Kids stuff, vintage treasures, clothes, collectibles, h/hold, DVD’s, records, jewellery, crafts & baking. Becky’s Grill Food Truck. $2 admission.
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
TRANSPORTATION 821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 Hyundai Santa fe SUV Automatic, 6 cylinder , heated leather seats and new tires. Good condition. 194,492km. $4500 or obo Pls call: 604-796-9881
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
Your Input Is Welcome: District of Kent Council will consider your views on these proposed changes when making its decision. You can communicate these to Council in two ways: • Speak in person at the public hearing. The hearing will be held Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Centennial Centre, Municipal Hall, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC. • Submit your written comments. These must be addressed to Darcey Kohuch, Director of Development Services, District of Kent, PO Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 and received by 4:00 p.m. October 13, 2015.
TOY POODLE PUPS 6 weeks old. 1 black/brown & 4 chocolate brown. $800. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602
Prkg, coin laundry, elevator & balcony, 5 min walk to all conveniences, down town. Available now. Call 604-703-3405
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
HOMES FOR RENT
Agassiz- 1/2 duplex for rent. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. N/P, N/S. DD + ref req’d. $1100/mo + util. Avail. to Rent. call: 604-845-2705
Questions? Please contact Darcey Kohuch, District of Kent Director of Development Services, at (604) 796-2235.
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KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane DL# 31038 604-855-0666 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 2004 ACURA EL 1.7 4dr sedan leather, sunroof, loaded, Only this week! STK#724. $5,900. 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA, auto, fully loaded, 4 dr, sedan. STK#699. Only! $5,900. 2007 DODGE CALIBER, 4 dr, auto. STK#602. $5,900. 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, loaded. STK#710. $6,900. 2005 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, loaded. STK#672. $6,900. 2009 FORD FOCUS 4dr,sedan loaded, auto STK#687 $6,900. 2008 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr auto, loaded. STK#691. $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. 2011 NISSAN Versa 4dr auto, h/bk, loaded, STK#721 $9,900. 2004 ACURA MDX 4dr auto, 7 psgr, loaded, DVD, Navigation STK#254 $10,900. 2010 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr, sedan, auto, fully loaded, STK# 731. $11,900. 2012 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr, sedan, auto, fully loaded, STK#723. $11,900. 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 4 dr, auto, fully loaded. This week only! STK#721 $12,900. 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.
2004 MAZDA 3 Auto, 4 dr, Only this wk! STK#673 $4,900. 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. 2002 FORD F150 crew cab 4X4 auto, fully loaded, short box. STK#686 $5,900. 2007 DODGE Caravan 7 psgr, Aircared, STK#524 $5,900. 2008 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.
International Newspaper Carrier day At this time we would like to express our appreciation for the hardworking newspaper carriers who put our publication in the hands of readers everyday. In all types of weather and road conditions, our carriers remain committed to their routes, knowing that our readers are counting on them to spread the news. The Agassiz ❖ Harrison
Rockface Trailer Park
33166 South Fraser Way DL# 40083 778-908-5888
October 10th You can review the proposed amendments, all background material, and staff reports in advance 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 October 1 to October 13, 2015 inclusive.
Rosedale. Bridal Falls Camperland RV pads available. $435/month. Water and sewer incl. Hydro metered, and cable/wifi available $$. Laundry facilities onsite. Washrooms open year round. RV storage @ $75/mo available. Call 604-794-7361
AGASSIZ 2 bdrm gr flr corner unit in Woodside Terrace, clean, quiet, well mngd bldg. Refs req. Avail now $750 +utils & D.D. 1-604-588-6665
Short-haired Bernese Mountain pups, family raised, gentle, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. $900 each. 604-795-7662.
58605 Lougheed Hwy
1 Female, 2 Male blue Purebred 1st shots, tails / d c removed. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $800. 604-308-5665
Tzeachten Hall 45855 Promontory Rd
Damaged or Older Houses! Condos & Pretty Homes too!
Check us out! www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-626-9647
Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms
Have unwanted or inherited firearms in your possession? Don’t know how to dispose of them safely and legally? Contact Wanstalls and we will come and pick them up and pay you fair value for them. Wanstalls has been proudly serving the Lower Mainland firearms community since 1973. We are a government licensed firearms business with fully certified verifiers, armorers and appraisers.
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Huge Flea Market Saturday
Call today to set up an appointment 604-467-9232
Subject Lands: 1685 Tranmer Road PID: 008-027-064
Have Unwanted Firearms?
Zoning Bylaw 1219, Amendment Bylaw No. 1525, 2015 Purpose of the Hearing: The District of Kent is holding a public hearing on the proposed District of Kent Zoning Bylaw 1219, Amendment Bylaw No. 1525, 2015. The main purpose of the amendment bylaw is to formalize the following two authorized commercial uses within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR):
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AGASSIZ’S NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB Thank you for voting Jimmy’s Pub for favourite Entertainment Place in the 2015 People’s Choice Awards! BLIND PIGEON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
WEEKLY SPECIALS* MONDAY
All You Can Eat Spaghetti $7 @4pm
9PM - 2AM
$3 Burgers @4pm Crab shoulder & 6 legs $8.99
JAGER BOMBS $5.00
Wings 50¢ each @4pm
11PM-1AM FRI & SAT
Famous Fish & Chips $5.99 ALL DAY
PARTY SAT OCT. 31
FRIDAY 6oz NY Steak Dinner $7.99 @4pm
Ribs $8.99 w/Chicken $12.99 Starting @4pm FREE meat draw 1pm - 6pm
Try your luck at Keno & Pull Tabs. ASK OUR SERVERS ABOUT OUR DAILY DRINK SPECIALS.
Bacon & Eggs $3.99 until 4pm 2 for 1 appies 4pm - 10pm. *ALL FOOD SPECIALS ARE IN HOUSE AND REQUIRE THE PURCHASE OF A BEVERAGE
ALL NEW Blue Ribbon Pabst & Belgian Moon (wheat ale) on tap
Under new management, come say ‘hey’! We would love to meet you.
Call and book your Fundraisers, Birthday & Christmas Parties today! Open: Sun 9 am - 12 am • Mon - Thurs 11 am - 12 am • Fri & Sat 11 am - 2 am jimmyspub.ca • like us on facebook 7215 Pioneer Ave. Agassiz • 604-491604-491-1122
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