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A landmark barn in Laidlaw went up in flames Tuesday afternoon. The Klop family have been dairy farmers in the area for generations.

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Hope Standard Yale First Nation (YFN) made history on Friday when they opened their new Government office in Hope. The building was alive with guests, and members of its council and the chief, as traffic moved freely through the modern and bright space on 3rd avenue. Yale First Nation relocated to Hope in a spiritual and historic move to open its doors to members and non-members of the community. It’s an effort to bridge the gap, educate, and to mend relationships on all levels with First Nation and Non-First Nation residents. “The purchase of the building is beneficial to the YFN Membership and the new location is more central to our communities,” Yale First Nation Chief ERIN KNUTSON / THE STANDARD Ken Hansen told The Hope Standard. From left to right: Pedro Moreno, Vanessa Peters (centre) Three communities are part of Yale First Nation, and YFN Chief Ken Hansen in front of their new building. including one located in the community of Ruby

Creek, Yale town proper, and one based in Vancouver. According to Hansen the communities have similar nutritional, housing concerns, and needs related to land that are specific to their geographic location. “I hope these relationships combined with the services provided by the YFN Office will improve the overall health of the surrounding communities,” said Hansen in a press release statement. “I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge those who are adjusting to the change in leadership and office location. I keep you and your families in my mind and will assist in the transition whereever I can.” The facility will give members an opportunity to access services in the District of Hope, while furthering its mission to “develop and repair” relations with other First Nation communities nearby. “Having a facility like this helps break down the barriers, it opens the doors and educates people that we are all exactly the same,” said Yale First Nation member Perry Hope.

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Premier Christy Clark has ordered all cabinet ministers and their political staff to keep every email they send until new procedures are in place to decide what is necessary for the public record and freedom of information requests. Clark issued the instruction Friday after B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner condemned the widespread practice of "triple deleting" emails so they can't be stored in daily computer backups. FILE PHOTO/BLACK PRESS Commissioner Premier Christy Clark says she seldom uses email for government business Elizabeth Denham said her investigation the way things have been done situation and decides what must showed records were stay and what must go. intentionally destroyed to avoid for a decade," Clark said. NDP leader John Horgan Clark said she seldom uses public release. One of those requests was for records relat- said the investigation shows email for official business, preed to meetings with leaders of the conduct of B.C. Liberal ferring face-to-face meetings, remote communities on risks government staffers, including official records kept for cabinet of travelling along Highway 16 Premier Christy Clark's deputy and its committees, and phone chief of staff Michele Cadario, calls.Transportation Minister in northern B.C. Clark said Friday she accepts reveals "a culture of deception, Todd Stone said Friday he has Denham's recommendations, a culture of deceit, a culture of made a practice of triple deleting emails that he considers to but there are different legal delete, delete, delete." Clark said she is taking no be transitory. opinions on what is a "transitory A complaint from Tim Duncan, document" that is required to be action against Cadario, who told destroyed and a record that is Denham she deletes almost all of Stone's former ministerial assisher sent emails every day. Clark tant, triggered Denham's invesrequired to be kept. "We thought, I thought that now wants everything kept until tigation of a freedom of informaeverything was being done prop- former privacy commissioner tion request regarding Highway erly, and that's because there has and deputy attorney general 16 between Prince George and been really almost no change in David Loukidelis reviews the Prince Rupert.

Woman electrocuted, dogs killed in bizarre accident Staff Writer Black Press One woman was hospitalized after her two beloved dogs died following a tragic electrocution. A Harrison Mills resident was walking her dogs in a harvested corn field near her home at about 4 p.m. on Oct. 18. Neighbours believe the trio had been walking through the field when the dogs headed toward a sagging power line. All three were electrocuted, but the woman managed to scream for help. She was heard by a woman who was camping at the Kilby Provincial Park, just over the dike. That witness ran to the top of the dike just in time to see the woman in flames, and 911 was called immediately. That quick action may have saved the woman's life, says neighbour Ted Chapula. He knows the woman who was electrocuted, in the small community they often saw each other while out walking, and would briefly chat or say hello. Now, Chapula and his wife are caring for their neighbour's many animals. "We would talk whenever we'd walk by," he says. "Her dogs were like her children. She was definitely an animal lover." He said the SPCA has been called to take care of the animals, but they would need a warrant to do so. Meanwhile, the woman is in critical care being treated for severe burns. One of the animals Chapula is taking care of is a duckling that was living in the woman's living room. "He's quite affectionate," he says. "He kept following me all around the house this morning." He hopes that the story reaches the woman who reacted so quickly to the call for help. "I would like to know who she is," he says, and how important it was for her to investigate the screaming. "It's just a sad, sad, sad situation," he added. "Who would have thought that someone taking their dogs

for a walk would get electrocuted." Chapula did not witness the event, but he was there in the aftermath once it became obvious something was going on. He had been helping another neighbour with a plumbing job, and heard a dog barking — that was a third dog of the woman's. First responders were on the scene quickly, power was turned off to the sagging power line, and the woman was taken to hospital. After it was deemed safe to go onto the field, Chapula and another neighbour retrieved the dead dogs and buried them in the woman's yard. "She would have wanted them there," he said. It's believed the power line came down in a very windy storm caused by Hurricane Oho. A cottonwood tree branch came down on the line, creating a loop. Chapula found a dead raccoon, further decomposing, in the same area. "Electricity is always looking for a ground, and those dogs came within the perimeter," he adds. The power line was a short line going to a pumphouse in the field. It was hanging about two feet above the ground. "The 20 or 25 people in the immediate proximity are absolutely bewildered," he says. "We wonder how this situation could have been avoided." Some neighbours believe BC Hydro had been informed of the power line sagging. But a spokesperson said that is not the case. They have investigated the site, Simi Heer told Black Press. "We have no record of a report of the damaged line to BC Hydro. Our reports and restoration centre records are not showing any instances of power outages and we also do not have any records of a downed or damaged power line being reported to us." Heer added that they were on site last week gathering information, and sent out condolences to the woman. "Our thoughts are with her, her family and the community at this time and we sincerely hope that she will recover," Heer said.


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News Coquihalla Highway bridge deck renewal project to be completed this month Resurfacing of the Peers Creek bridge deck approximately 8 kilometres east of Hope on Coquihalla Highway 5 is set to be completed this month. This $3.3 million project began in June and will wrap up by the end of October. Resurfacing the bridge deck prolongs the life span of our infrastructure and supports a reliable transportation network.   “The Coquihalla is a major provincial corridor and projects like this continue to keep it a safe and reliable route

for British Columbians, tourists, and commercial drivers,” Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness said. This project is part of B.C. on the Move, the provincial government’s 10-year plan for the improvement of B.C.’s transportation network.   As part of B.C. on the Move, more than $800 million over the next three years is dedicated to projects such as this one, which renew existing highways, bridges and side roads.

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Fraser River Discovery Centre moves forward The Fraser River Discovery Centre announced that it will be proceeding with year two of the Working River project in 2016 due to the contributions of ten partners.   “We are very excited to be moving ahead with the Working River Project,” said Chair of the Board of Directors for the Fraser River Discovery Centre, Stephen Bruyneel. “The project will continue due to the support of our ten partners – BNSF Railway, Chevron Canada, City of New Westminster, Fortis BC, Fraser River Pile and Dredge, Fraser Surrey Docks, Kinder Morgan Canada, Port Metro Vancouver, Seaspan and Saam Smit Canada.”   The Working River Exhibit is an immersive “Choose-Your-Own” adventure designed to personalize the Fraser River for each visitor. People will discover

all the ways industry in the Lower Fraser appears in their daily life through a complex web of social, environmental and economic considerations. Visitors will be encouraged to think about how their personal choices impact the demand met by industry. During year two of the Working River Project, the FRDC will work with its partners to finalize the themes, messages and content. They will develop the approach for presenting the information and create the exhibit and graphic design. The result will be a formal and final Exhibit Content and Design Plan that will be used in year three by exhibit fabricators to build the exhibit so it is ready for its grand opening and corresponding program implementation in 2017.  “The Board would like to thank all of

our Working River partners for coming on board for 2016,” concluded Bruyneel. “You not only allow us to move forward on this important initiative, but have helped ensure that the Fraser River Discovery Centre will be able to continue in its role as the “Voice of the Fraser River.” The $2.25 million Working River Project is a world class, education-based exhibit that will promote a factual understanding of the crucial economic role of the Fraser River while considering its environmental and socio-cultural values.   Set to open late 2017 and occupy the lower floor galleries of the 17,000 square foot facility, the exhibit will follow the Centre’s current approach to education and be highly interactive, supported by programming and designed to meaningfully engage visitors in exploration and discovery of the theme.

600,000 furnaces in need of care There are about to be more than 600,000 natural “Like a car, furnaces and other natural gas gas furnaces switched on throughout B.C—400,000 appliances require regular servicing to operin the Lower Mainland alone. ate safely, efficiently and trouble-free,” said   Many people rely on their natural gas furnace, Turnbull. “Most manufacturers recommend boiler or fireplace to keep them warm all winter so an annual service and may even require it to it’s important for them to be aware that all natural maintain the warranty.” gas appliances need to be serviced each year by a   The annual service should be done by a qualified natural gas contractor. natural gas contractor who is licensed by the   “Too few furnaces get attention until they malBC Safety Authority. They’ll follow the BC Safety function, likely at the worst possible time — durAuthority’s Service Checklist which includes ing the winter heating rush when the temperature inspecting the system for leaks and proper ventdrops and contractors’ time is at a premium,” said ing, making sure the area is clear of fire-hazards Ian Turnbull, damage prevention and emergency and cleaning or repairing components. A licensed services manager at FortisBC. “This can add up to a contractor can also identify if an appliance needs big expense or worse, create an unsafe situation for to be replaced before an emergency occurs and the home’s occupants.” FILE PHOTO/BLACK PRESS will install the new unit safely with all the appro  Regular maintenance is key to keeping people Natural Gas Development Minister priate permits in place. Through its Trade Ally safe and warm all winter. An appliance service will Rich Coleman Network, FortisBC maintains a comprehensive, help maintain healthy air quality by preventing applisearchable directory of qualified natural gas ances from creating carbon monoxide. Service will contractors. It also offers incentives for energyalso help appliances last longer and can determine if a furnace is efficient appliance upgrades and additional information about running at its optimal efficiency to help save on heating costs. safe maintenance. Visit fortisbc.com/appliancesafety.

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Congratulations go to Mark Strahl for his re-election victory. But on his return to Ottawa he’s going to find a profoundly different landscape. Not only has the Conservative Party been pushed into official Opposition status but Stephen Harper has stepped down and the party is seeking his replacement. What a historic difference a night makes! Canadians clearly voted for change, so much so that Liberal red swept across the country from coast to coast. Defying enormous odds, the party went from third place status with just 36 seats at dissolution of the 41st Parliament to 184 seats, safely above the 170 needed for majority rule. That represents 54.4 per cent of the new total of 338 seats and 39.5 per cent of the popular vote. Canadians came out in droves to the polling stations. Voter turnout was 68.49 per cent, the highest since the 1993 election and a total of 88 women were elected to the House of Commons, a bit higher than the 76 who were elected in the 2011 election. Stunningly, the NDP which was doing so well at the beginning of the campaign finished with just 44 seats. The French language debate didn’t help when Mulcair accused Harper of using the niqab issue as a ‘weapon of mass distraction’. Among the stingers that turned Harper’s less than stellar campaign into a sinking ship were the Duffy trial, his response to the Syrian refugee crisis, the niqab ban, and his ‘old stock Canadians’.  Maybe he gained a margin of traction with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the details of which still haven’t surfaced, but a final mug shot of him posing with Rob Ford looked like a last ditch Tea Party appeal that sealed his fate as a goner. The Conservatives will be mulling whether they need a re-think or a re-build after the loss of 67 seats. Now Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau will be transitioning power swiftly to form the new Liberal government and select his gender-balanced cabinet which he says he will announce on Nov. 4. He’ll need to get up to speed fast as global conferences are right on his heels – the Climate Conference in Paris in November and the G20 in Turkey as well as the APEC and Commonwealth conferences. By all accounts, provincial premiers are pleased with the Trudeau majority. Their relationship with Ottawa under the Harper government had been rocky at best. Trudeau’s campaign promise was to meet with the premiers within 100 days of taking office which he fully intends to meet. News of Trudeau’s election success swept around the world and congratulations from leaders poured in. Former Vice President Al Gore and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon wasted no time urging Trudeau to take a catch-up leadership role on climate change issues which I have no doubt he will do. The past week has been a pretty wild political honeymoon. Trudeau is astutely social-media savvy. Hugs and selfies have become his hallmark, a new take on an old fashioned strategy of meeting and listening to Canadians. But the really tough days are ahead. He’s got to deliver on those promises starting with putting $10 billion to work on infrastructure to create jobs, affordable housing and transit for the modern age. Black Press

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The scandal of the week at the B.C. legislature is what could be termed “delete-gate.” Primarily, it revolves around 36 pages of government emails that the NDP opposition has been trying for a year to get under freedom of information legislation. They relate to a series of meetings between transportation ministry bureaucrats and remote communities along Tom Highway 16, between Prince George and Fletcher Prince Rupert. If you want all of the accusations about government secrecy and alleged cover-ups, I invite you to read “Access Denied,” the latest report of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at www.oipc.bc.ca, and transcripts of question period in the legislature this week. What you won’t find there is much discussion of the actual problem, which is a shortage of safe and practical transportation options in and out of these communities, most of which are federally funded aboriginal reserves far from the region’s only highway. What we have seen for decades is a dramatic media narrative about one or more serial killers preying on vulnerable women hitch-hiking along what is now known world-wide as

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Here’s something else you won’t often hear in the Highway of Tears melodrama. There is commercial bus service on Highway 16, although Greyhound reduced frequency in 2013 as it struggles with low ridership and high costs. BC Transit also operates bus service to some remote communities like Kispiox and Gitsegukla, connecting them south to Smithers. But BC Transit requires local governments and riders to cover about half the cost. Indian Act reserves don’t pay. North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice has noted that what people in remote communities ask for is a way to get back and forth for shopping and medical appointments. Yes, shopping is an important need, as those who live in remote areas can tell you. And Northern Health already runs a bus service for remote residents who need medical care. Rice’s observations at least move us toward practical solutions, although most of her effort seems directed towards political blame. I hope the infamous 36 pages of emails are eventually released, since they were not deleted but rather excluded from release. They may bring the discussion back to the actual public service issue, which is what realistic transportation options exist for these communities. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Letters Chilliwack-Hope MP acknowledges voters for our community during an extremely long campaign. I dedicate myself to being the best representative for you that I can be, learning from the past four years and looking forward to the next four. As always, my primary responsibility is to be an effective voice for you and for the communities of Chilliwack and Hope, and I will work hard every day to take the common sense of the common people to the House of Commons on your behalf. Conservatives can be proud of the legacy that we leave to the new government: a balanced budget, the lowest federal tax burden in over 50 years, the best country in the world in which to do business and the best banking system, new trade deals which will bring new opportunities to Canadians, a country secure in its place in the world because of the principled positions we have taken abroad, and a country more united than it has been in decades. There are certainly lessons to be learned from this election and the years that preceded it. As I spoke with thousands of constituents throughout the campaign it became clear to me that Conservative policies were popular, but our message was being

Re: EDSC Please be advised, that at the Hope and District Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors meeting held on September 30, 2015, the below noted motion was passed: “THAT the Hope and District Chamber of Commerce continues to support AdvantageHOPE in their future endeavours. After a lengthy discussion regarding the original mandate and justification for funding by the District of Hope for AdvantageHOPE, and the recent announcement by AdvantageHOPE of their shift from economic development to a component thereof, tourism; the Chamber of Commerce no longer believes there is a shared, common platform and withdraws from the Economic Development Strategy Committee. It was also the viewpoint of the

Chamber Board of Directors that in light of the change in direction by AdvantageHOPE, they wouldfocus on and adhere to their mandate of economic development and best interest initiatives for, not only their membership, but the business community region-wide inclusive of Fraser Valley Regional District Areas A and B. The Hope and District Chamber of Commerce Directors recognize the importance of tourism for the local communities and wish every success and their support to AdvantageHOPE, District of Hope and the Economic Development Strategy Committee in this regard. Stephen Au-Yeung President-Hope and District Chamber of Commerce

Re: Beta Sigma Phi That’s right! It’s that time of the year again: Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsors the annual craft sale prior to Christmas each year. It’s a chance to buy homemade gifts at a good price, support the many talented artisans in your neighbourhood and to come out and see friends you haven’t seen since last year’s sale!It’s time to circle the calendar (or put it in your phone) so that you can spend some time at the Legion to look over the many crafts

that will be displayed there. Save the date for Saturday, November 14 at the Legion (upstairs) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go to local charities and Holly Days. Crafters can find application forms to reserve tables to display their hand-made articles at either Baker’s Books, or at the Library. Linda McMullan

Letters The Hope Standard welcomes letters from our readers. Typed or printed letters must be signed and should include an address and daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters should be no longer than 300 words. The Standard edits letters for accuracy, taste, clarity and length. The Standard reserves the right to not publish letters.

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Hope spends tax dollars to cut expensive grass The city of Hope this summer has been spending tax dollars to cut the grass of arguably the richest company in town. There had been no advertisement that the city won a contract to cut the grass of Emil Anderson Construction property. I have not seen the city cutting the grass for the elderly, poor or any other disenfranchised. But this summer I have seen the city cutting the grass for Emil Anderson Construction on many occasions.

I have not seen the city require Emil Anderson Construction to clean up the toxic chemicals left outside on the same property. But then, the city turns a blind eye to many of the activities of Emil Anderson Construction in city limits. That's what you get when you own city council. Your tax dollars hard at work for million dollar companies. Tom Anderson

Small victories on the bus It is my honor to write to you today with a much more positive outlook on the issue of Student Transportation and Cross Boundary Bussing in School District 78 Fraser Cascade. As of last Tuesday night and effective immediately, our School Board has changed their policy to include “Courtesy Riders” in our district.    If you know someone in our district that chooses to attend a school outside of their catchment they will need to fill out an application form to see if their child qualifies. Advise them that they may no longer be responsible for their children’s transportation.  Keep in mind that priority is given to Eligible Riders and that Courtesy Riders will be accommodated only if there is

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room on the bus. My understanding is that this will be granted on a first come first served bases.  My child has been granted permission to ride starting Monday.  The process of getting the Board of Education to change policy was overwhelming, time consuming and exhausting.  However, the bigger picture is that we as parents have the power to make change happen.  I encourage all of you to get involved and ask questions if there is a need.  Please contact me with any questions that you may have regarding the process.  I am happy to help.   Michelle Mailhot m_mailhot@shaw.ca

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lost or rejected because of the way it was being delivered. We do not need to change our policies, but we do need to change our approach going forward. Stephen Harper served our country well, and I believe that history will remember him as a fine Prime Minister who managed our economy well during the global economic downturn and signed important and historic trade deals with Europe, South Korea, and most recently the Trans Pacific Partnership. As he steps down as leader, there is great opportunity for grassroots Conservative members to regroup and rebuild the party so that when we offer our platform to Canadians in the next election they will receive both the message and the messenger more favourably and we can present a strong, principled alternative to the new Liberal regime. I'm looking forward to this next chapter and thank you once again for the opportunity to serve you as your voice in Ottawa.

The Utilities Department will perform its annual program of hydrant maintenance and water main flushing from October 13th through November 10th, 2015. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discoloration or sediment in the water. This is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, check your water before doing laundry. You may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Any concerns should be directed to: Bobby Clarke, Utilities Foreman at 604-869-2333.

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Last Monday night was a bittersweet night for me. Sweet, because after four and a half years in office, and after 11 weeks of hard work on the campaign trail, we won this riding and kept it Conservative in the face of a national Liberal electoral tsunami. Bitter, because we lost a number of good Conservative MPs after Canadians voted for a change in government. Democracy is a beautiful thing. You always get your say, but you don't always get your way. Voters have chosen to give Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party a majority government and have given the Conservative Party the important job of holding that government to account as Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. It is a job that I will take very seriously as I represent you in Ottawa for the next four years. It is an honour to have been re-elected - and I couldn't have done it without the hundreds of faithful volunteers and donors and the thousands of supporters who went to the polls to cast their ballot for me. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I also want to salute the other local candidates who put their names forward and ably promoted and defended their party platforms and vision


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A GP for Me improves quality of living A GP for Me is a success story that was started by the Chilliwack Division of Family Practice (CDFP) in late February of this year. Dr. Joshua Greggain and Ken Becotte, executive director of CDFP, recently gave a presentation at council regarding new strategies for ensuring that patients are effectively matched with local doctors. An exciting new telehealth unit (video conferencing link,) which provides outreach to geographically isolated patients in places like Boston Bar and surrounding areas is part of the community outreach initiative. Emma, a resident of Hope, made use of the revolutionary new programs offered by CDFP on the basis of a startling discovery. Having found three lumps under her left arm that felt like little sugar cubes, Emma was concerned the growths might have been breast cancer. Cancer runs in the family, and her mother succumbed to ovarian cancer in her early 60s. Emma’s lack of a family doctor meant she would often go to the Fraser Canyon Clinic Open Access in Hope to discuss her concerns — this is also where she accessed health care most often. After doing an assessment, the doctor at Open Access provided Emma with the care she needed and recommended that she undergo necessary tests to find out what the lumps were. He also encour-

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aged her to find a family doctor who could provide her with continuous care. Ongoing care with a practitioner has been suggested by research to produce better health outcomes. Emma doesn’t drive and traveling from Hope to Chilliwack for medical care would cost over $100 each way for a taxi. It was clear that she needed to find care closer to home. To assist her in finding a local primary care provider who could facilitate ongoing medical attention, Open Access staff gave Emma more information about PAM their Patient Attachment Mechanism. PAM is part of A GP for Me, a provincial initiative of the Government of BC and Doctors of BC. Residents from Chilliwack to Boston Bar can call PAM if they are looking for a PHOTO BY THE DISTRICT OF HOPE family doctor or Mayor Wilfried Vicktor (left) presents Dr. Joshua Greggain with the 2015 Above and Beyond Award for nurse practitio- Service Delivery Excellence. ner and they will be put into the According to the recently attached patient — the process has process of being matched to a provider. been “a Godsend.” Emma called PAM and spoke to the coordiPAM works closely with the health care team at the Fraser nator in charge of the PAM process, explaining Canyon Clinic Open Access and Hope Medical Centre, and as a that she doesn’t have a doctor, doesn’t drive, result of this close collaboration, Emma was attached to a family and has recently discovered lumps under her doctor soon after returning the completed PAM intake form. arm that may be breast cancer. Expressing conPatients seeking care through PAM have priority, among other cern and compassion, the PAM coordinator, benefits, based on their current health care needs. Emma was sprung into action to find Emma a provider. accommodated quickly due to her limited ability access medical Emma filled out the required intake forms, care outside of Hope and the concern over her recent medical conwhich she noted were straightforward and cerns. Emma reported that she felt warmly welcomed and valued easy to fill out, and was advised to drop them by the staff at the Hope Medical Centre. Having a primary care off with staff at the Hope Medical Centre. This provider who is aware of health concerns, and a patient’s medical takes a weight off of Emma’s shoulders because history is vital in creating a level of trust and good communication of the proximity of the Centre. for the physician to provide the highest quality of continuous care.

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

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Ginny Dennehy chose to turn grief into action and to live with hope after losing both of her children at a young age. Dennehy, who received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Fraser Valley, recently returned to campus to speak as part of the President’s Leadership Lecture Series. Ginny and her husband Kerry lost their two children in separate tragedies. First, they mourned the loss of their 17-year-old son Kelty in 2001, and then lost their 23-year-old daughter Riley in 2009. Kelty died by suicide after being overwhelmed by clinical depression and seeing no other way out of his personal darkness. Riley passed away in Thailand after being prescribed too strong a sedative to treat a

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separated shoulder. Any parent faced with the loss of all of their children would have a hard time returning from the abyss of grief, but Ginny and Kerry decided to channel their grief and focus on helping others. “I want people to understand that when something terrible happens to you, you may not have a choice in what happens, but you do have a choice in how you are going to deal with it,” she said. “You have the option of choosing hope and moving on. I want to share how I’ve moved forward. Life will never be the same, but you can go on and live a productive life. And one way you can do that is by giving back.” Out of the tragedy of Kelty’s death came the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, with a mandate of preventing depression-related suicide in young people. Continued on 12


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What happens when a group of curious souls gather in the name of paranormal research and investigation? That was my question, after I received an intriguing invitation to attend a special evening at the Visitor Info Centre Friday evening in Hope. Apparently, some interesting phenomenon has been occurring within its walls. I first received the invitation from Brian McKinney, a representative from the Centre and formerly of Hell’s Gate Airtram, about the unique opportunity to attend a sitting with a couple of representatives from the British Columbia Ghost & Hauntings Research Society (BCGHRS.) It was the experience of a lifetime, I thought, as I recalled days of a misspent youth watching films like the Exorcist and the Shining, which kept me up for many consecutive nights. These legendary films remain in my unconscious mind, waiting for the opportunity to be awakened — often sending me into a frenzied evening of shadow watching, sleeplessness, and that disturbing feeling you get when you feel like something, or someone is watching you. So, I did what any one with a healthy sense of curiosity did, I accepted the invitation. Walking into the Visitor Centre Friday evening, felt a little like walking on to the set of the Haunting, but I went with it, armed with my camera, a tape recorder and a pen. Determined to keep an open mind, I assessed the situation and noticed that I was the last to arrive on scene. Brian and Tara McKinney (Brian’s wife and paranormal enthusiast) were already ensconced in the room with BCGHRS spokesperson Heather Anderson from Maple Ridge,

Cassandra Robillard (sensitive,) Helen Kennedy and Tracey Paynter (currently experiencing extraordinary phenomenon) representatives from the Visitor Centre. It felt as though the temperature dropped, and I had the giddy sensation of being at an exclusive overnight camping trip, except within the walls of the Centre and the Museum — I took a deep breath, here we go. I immediately found Tracey, sitting near the front door, and we started talking. Tracey has been experiencing encounters at the Centre and was ERIN KNUTSON / THE STANDARD the initial reason for the inquiry with Heather Anderson (left,) coordinator at the British Columbian Heather. “I only saw his profile,” she said of Ghost & Hauntings Research Society and Brian McKinney of the Visitor Centre enjoy a moment of paranormal investigaan apparition she had noticed standing tion in the jail cells at the back of the Hope Info Centre and near the front door and at the post card Museum Friday evening. rack, on more than one occasion. idea.The six of us entered the Museum, where Tracey explained in great detail, the sighting, as well as some visitations in her a circle of chairs were placed at the front of the home. Visitations that would leave most people room, and immediately I had the eerie sensauncomfortable, but for her, were benign and tion that we were being watched. As, we all took our places in the circle I made a joke about somewhat comforting. The hair began to rise on my spine as she having an assigned seating arrangement, after described a female presence in her bedroom all, searching for evidence of the paranormal that had called out her name and crawled into is something new for me. Brian assured me, it wasn’t that kind of ritual. So, recording devices bed with her. “It wasn’t threatening,” she said. Nonetheless, as she illuminated to me events popped out and Heather had one question as like sleep paralysis (possibly a sleep disturbance she smiled at me. “Are you a virgin,” she said. with an unseen entity) and the specter in her For a moment, my mind wandered to sacrifibed, a phenomenon that has increased in the cial virgins, but it dissipated when the question past four months — I began to search myself was clarified. It was directed at my experience with unexplained phenomenon. I tried to recall for possible similar encounters in my life. It was hard to deny the possibility that we experiences in my life, and with some ease, are not alone, and that my sleepless nights began to speak of experiences that could be induced by fear of the unseen or paranormal, considered a glimpse of an unseen world, or were proof that whether I would acknowledge possibly just the gross workings of an overacContinued on 11 it or not, a part of me was at least open to the tive imagination.


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Each of us began to share tales, and warm up to one another, much like telling ghost stories around the campfire, except they weren’t stories — they were first hand encounters with the unknown. Heather reaffirmed that her job was not to confirm or deny people’s experiences. “We don’t need to prove people had these experiences,” she said. “The fact that they are telling them, means these experiences are real to them.” Cassandra, a sensitive from Maple Ridge began to speak of her life at home, a life that includes daily encounters with ghosts, which her loving husband has come to accept and her children are full participants in. Her experiences with them are so real, there are weapons strewn across her house because she can’t tell the ghosts apart from living people. “There really is no meaning to their presence, they just exist, like you or I do,” she said. With that, we began to wander around the room, a room that gives me an uncomfortable feeling, something I can’t quite place my finger on. As we take a tour with Helen, we discover the jail cells in the back, which used to house prisoners and were mostly used as a drunk tank back in the 1800s. As I imagined drunken men and women, well rarely women, because they were generally at home by the hearth — I began to picture all types of characters in and out of this building, and from different time periods. Cassandra was having strong reactions to the cells, which she later compared to the experience of being drunk. “It was like my entire head hurt, and I was having trouble walking,” she said later in the evening. We arrived back to our circle and spoke of feelings or impressions we had during the tour and decided to take a break and leave the Centre with our recording devices still on. At this point, I didn’t know if I would return or not with the group after a coffee break at Tim Hortons, where the interview continued with more tales from everyone and an informative discussion on Heather’s investigation process. We talked of things like energy manifesting itself in different ways and Heather’s process of exclusion, which means, finding every possible solution before determining a situation to be of paranormal origin.

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Clockwise: Helen Kennedy, Tara McKinney, Cassandra Robillard, Tracey Paynter and Brian McKinney take a moment to reflect before beginning a paranormal investigative evening at the Hope Info Visitor Centre and Museum Friday evening.

Upon our arrival back at the Centre, close to midnight, we found some interesting audio on Tracey’s phone. There was a distinct sound coming from the far left hand corner of the museum; so, Heather, Brian, Tracey, Tara and Cassandra (Helen had left by this point) moved toward the area where the sound had occurred, a strange shuffling sound, almost like plastic. It was there the group found an interesting artifact. An antiquated deck of playing cards. Heather began shuffling the cards, and then she cut the deck, and shuffled again and low and behold, the sound mimicked the recording. It was shocking at first and unbelievable, but I could not deny that we had the recording and the sound was eerily the same. Later, it was discovered that Tracey had a grandfather who had passed, and one of his favourite pastimes was playing cards.

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Investigations continued as I left close to 1 a.m., going home where I jumped and screamed at a shadow in the middle of the night, which turned out to be my own. Since the strange and interesting outing, a few things have occurred — a radio has come to full life on its own at the office and a power bar in my home was melted. All I can say is be careful, especially this Halloween, because real or not, if you believe it, it will become reality. “It was very cool,” said Brian of the experience as I followed up with the Visitor Centre. _“Be careful though, a few of these energies have been known to follow Heather home from investigations on occasion — I recommend you use sage if that becomes a problem” And, with that I have ruled out any further Halloween movies this season.

Get to know our primary care providers in Hope Dr. Taha Heydari, Family Physician I have been practicing here since July and truly enjoy the diversity of practice in Hope’s rural setting. My scope of practice ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics and my areas of interest include dermatology and cosmetic medicine. In addition to family medicine, I work in emergency providing care for patients experiencing various health concerns. The collegial office environment and opportunity to provide health care for an underserved local population make this an excellent community to practice in. Moreover, a wellequipped emergency department and hospital are an asset to the community. We also have an ideal relationship with specialists, which enables efficient and easy patient referrals and consultations. When I’m not working, I enjoy swimming and collecting stamps from all over the world. The small town feel of this community, the hospitality of its residents, and the accessibility of local amenities such as the gym, library and pool are some of my favourite things about Hope.

Karen Slanzi, Bookkeeper, Billing Clerk I’ve been living in Hope for 27 years and have been working XJUIUIFMPDBMIFBMUIDBSF UFBN for the past 19 years. That goes to show how much I enjoy working with our team and the diversity of abilities we bring to the table. The small town atmosphere has also been very family-friendly; it is where we have raised our children.

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Ginny and Kerry have each taken a turn being president, with Ginny currently holding the post. Since its inception, the Kelty Foundation has raised nearly $7 million towards care, education, and research projects in the area of youth mental health. Initiatives the foundation has supported include the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital, a research chair focused on depression at UBC, the B.C. Crisis Line for youth suicide prevention, and mental health services at Lions Gate Hospital. UFV President Mark Evered established the President’s Leadership Lecture Series with the intent to bring to UFV inspirational leaders to share their ideas with the local Fraser Valley community. "Dr. Dennehy’s personal story is one of turning tragedy into hope and support for others, and of the ongoing importance of education and research into mental health issues for youth,” said Evered. “We hope members of the community will join us for this unique opportunity to build

awareness and engagement on this topic of interest to us all." At her lecture, Dennehy plans to share the story of what happened to her children, but also about their early lives. “I like to portray them like the real people with active lives that they were. Depression can happen to anyone. Kelty was an active athlete and student. I want to take the stigma away because that is the biggest inhibitor to people seeking help for mental illness.” Dennehy will also be stressing that mental illness affects the whole family and community, not just the person suffering from it. “I want families and communities to be aware of what signs to watch for, to educate everyone, so that if you know someone who is suffering, you can get help. There are amazing resources available if you know how to seek them out.” In addition to her lecture, Dennehy will visit with students and faculty from health sciences and social work programs, as well as with UFV counsellors.

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Online extortion schemes that hold computer data—holiday photos, school assignments, business records and everything in between— for ransom are becoming all too common in the homes and businesses of British Columbians across the Lower Mainland, including Hope. Known as ransomware, this type of virus infects a user’s computer by placing an inaccessible net of encryption around computer files. The virus then demands payment to release the files before they are permanently deleted. A recent Intel security report shows an explosion in ransomware incidents—cases were up 165 per cent over the first quarter of 2015. “Ransomware is extremely damaging and there is very little you can do once a machine is infected,” says security analyst John Holbrook, who oversees technology security at First West Credit Union’s Envision Financial division. “Like most viruses, it can be delivered by visits to malicious websites, infected ads or downloaded from email phishing schemes.” A ransomware infection could be potentially devastating to a small business owner. As offices and business around the province become increasingly paperless, the need for education and protection has never been greater.   “Having secure backups of files that are completely offline is your only hope once infected,” says Holbrook. “But, that’s also not a viable option for many business owners.   “Avoiding infection is critical, so all of the usual precautions apply,” he adds. “Maintain up-todate anti-virus protection, apply software patches as soon as they become available, avoid suspicious ads or untrusted websites and do not open email from unknown sources.”   Holbrook advises it’s smart for business owners to remain vigilant when it comes to IT security.


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Stay safe-Halloween night Submitted by Marianne Brueckert Victim Services Hope RCMP

Important Notice to Resource Road Users A province wide, safety-oriented project is underway to standardize two-way radio communications on forest service roads and some resource roads. This project includes standardized signage, new dedicated resource road radio channels and standardized call procedures. Many districts around the province have already transitioned or are currently transitioning. The Chilliwack Natural Resource District will be implementing new resource road radio channels commencing on November 16, 2015.

Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls! But beware, with Halloween fast approaching the safety of your children should be foremost. Keep these useful safety tips in mind before heading out for your Halloween festivities. Have fun but keep safe!

Forest industry workers and other road users using mobile radios must have their radios reprogrammed by professional radio technicians to incorporate the new resource road channels. It is recommended that road users retain current radio frequencies until they are sure they are no longer required.

Around the house Many people enjoy transforming their homes into eerie scenes. Be sure to keep the path leading up to your door free of obstacles for the little ones, especially those with masks and limERIN KNUTSON / THE STANDARD ited vision. Students and teachers celebrate Halloween with Spirit Week at HSS. From left to right: Keep pets indoors on Lenora Poulin (leadership program/teacher, ) Emma Bonikowsky, grade 9, Kaitlyn Khan, Halloween to protect them grade 12 (students in the leadership program and attendees of recent leadership conferfrom hazards and to protect ences,) Erin Wilkins (leadership program/teacher,) demonstrate school spirit in black and 'trick or treaters'. white clothing. Before you light those candles in your pumpkin, consider using safety glow do the honours for you. Ensuring your child is wearing a watch also allows sticks. Nothing says creepy like a glowing jack-oyou to establish an agreed upon curfew. lantern. Teach your children to recognize the places along his/her route where they can obtain help: Police Station, Costumes It is important to remember that when helping a Fire Station or any other well indicated public place. Stay on the sidewalks (If there is no sidewalk, walk child pick out a costume or when choosing one for the on the left-hand side of the street facing traffic). grownups, safety should be top of mind. Don't jaywalk. Wear a light-coloured or bright costume, reflective Stop and check for cars before crossing the street. tape or arm bands to heighten visibility. Wear a costume that is properly fitted to reduce the Bring your treats home chance of tripping on it. Although tampering of loot is rare, remind children Select a costume that is constructed from flamethat they must have their candy inspected by their parretardant materials. Make sure your vision is not restricted. Consider ents or guardian prior to eating them. completing your costume with make-up rather than Fireworks masks. Masks may require that the eye-holes be cut Please be aware that in many BC communities, the larger for the sake of good peripheral vision. Shoes should fit properly even if they do not go well use of fireworks is strictly prohibited by law. Each and every Hallowe'en, hospital emergency with a costume. If a child's costume requires the use of props, such as rooms prepare for an influx of children and adults with a flexible-plastic sword, make sure the sharp tip is cut firework-associated injuries. Parents are urged to be alert to the many dangers or filed round. Glow sticks are also an excellent method to increase posed to young people who are allowed to use firea child's visibility. You might want to consider creating works at Hallowe'en. a fun necklace with string to ensure they will want to General rules wear as part of their costumes. Walk instead of running; Do not cut across lawns Accessorize with a flashlight.   Talk about being 'street smart' before your chil- or take short-cuts; Take masks off when walking from one house to the next; Do not go inside houses and dren go out. Before the kids hit the streets, it is important that do not get into vehicles; Only visit houses that are lit; parents be aware of the route that their children plan Stay away from animals you are not familiar with; and Vandalism is not just a 'trick' - it is against the law and to follow. If you are unable to take them out yourself, consider has consequences. Above all, have a safe and ghoulishly asking another parent, an older sibling or babysitter to good Halloween!

Ghoulish houses in Hope

New signs posted on local resource roads indicate which radio channel to use and the calling interval, with drivers required to indicate their direction of travel and their vehicle type. Drivers using mobile radios must call according to the posted channels and call protocols. All road users are reminded that forest service roads are not radio-controlled, but radio-assisted. All users should drive safely and according to road and weather conditions. It is strongly recommended that all resource road users exercise additional caution during transition. Local resource road safety committees have worked together to implement these changes. More information (including radio communications protocols, radio channels, maps and standardized signs) is available online at: www.for.gov.bc.ca/hth/engineering/Road_Radio_Project.htm If you have questions about this project, please contact the Chilliwack Natural Resource District office (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) at (604) 702-5700, the website above, or Industry Canada at 1 800 667-3780.

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Arts&Entertainment Pictures and Pots exhibit at the Hope Arts Gallery Tammy Serhan Special to The Standard Pictures and Pots is the new exhibit at the Hope Arts Gallery featuring the work of local artists Amanda DeShane and Brigitte Hollman. Amanda is a professional artist/writer who works out of her studio space in Hope B.C. Her ink art technique is called Stippling and Hatching. Stippling is a series of lines used in different formations or patterns. Stippling, put to its basic form, is using dots to make an image. Amanda specializes in ink work but has experience in many other mediums including graphite, acrylic and water paints, as well as paper and clay. Amanda is in the process of becoming a published indie author of a children’s series of books that she has written and illustrated. She is truly a ‘jack of all trades.’ Brigitte works primarily with paint and clay to portray landscapes, flowers and animals. Throughout the 70s and 80s she attended workshops offered through Emily Carr College to the neighbouring northern communities. She took up pottery in Dawson Creek, where she exhibited and sold her clay works in the local art gallery. Brigitte moved to Hope in 2004. In 2011, she resumed taking art classes at the Art Machine, drawing and painting portraits and nature scenes. Her painting style ranges from realism to expressionism. Brigitte expresses her love of bears by incorporating bear images into her clay mugs. She is very happy to live amongst other local artists and is grateful for the opportunities and support she receives through the Hope & District Arts council. The show will run Sunday, November 1 to Saturday, November 28. Opening reception to be held Saturday, November 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Hope Arts Gallery is part of local arts and cultural programming under the Hope & District Arts Council and is operated by volunteers. The Hope Arts Gallery, located SUBMITTED PHOTO at 349 Fort Street, Hope B.C. is open Tuesday through Amand DeShane (left) and Brigitte Hollman will be featuring their work at the new Pictures and Pots exhibit at the Hope Arts Gallery in November. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Sports Wild Katz take Kiss My Pass Barry Stewart Hope Standard Can’t skate? No problem. There’s a place for women who love hockey but are vertically challenged when it comes to playing on ice: the Chilliwack Ball Hockey League. Friday nights, the old Ag Rec Hall on Spadina Avenue is buzzing with four consecutive women’s games on the huge concrete floor. Sunday nights, the men go at it. Plywood sheets are propped up along the edges and corners to help keep the ball on the playing surface. Vocal fans take their places in the bleachers or along the east flank. It has the sound and feel of an ice hockey arena — except it’s warm. Long-time fan and former player, Deanna John says, “I haven’t played in seven or eight years, due to an injury, but they want me to come and yell at them.” She grins. John was a founding member of the women’s team, which used to be called the Ravens. Now they’re the Wild Katz — a nod to the Katz Reserve on Highway #7, where many of the players have roots.   “We were playing since about 1980 in the old Ag Rec hall in Agassiz,” says John. “Before that, in the tiny hall at Seabird and at Chehalis. “Carol Peters was on the team and she has two daughters playing now, Amy and Rachel. Rose Peters was on the team and her daughter Christy plays now.” Other than the goalie, who is fully protected, the women wear minimal safety gear, maybe the odd kneepad or shin pad. “You can get welts that will last for weeks,” recalls John, grinning. The ball isn’t as hard or heavy as a puck — but some of these women have powerful shots. Vanessa James, of Dogwood Valley joined her cousins on the team this year, playing defence. She could easily borrow a pair of hockey gloves from her kids or husband but chooses to go the minimalist route.   “I played with lacrosse gloves during my first season,” she says, PHOTO BY NICOLA JAMES “but I didn't get as much wrist The Wild Katz’ Crystal Pablo shields the ball from Trisha Roberts of Kiss My Pass in women’s Friday night ball hockey at the Ag Rec Hall in Chilliwack. movement so I opted to play without. I took a slash to the thumb I try to dump and chase, which doesn't work as well in ball hockey. during the Brigade Days tournament, which only just stopped hurting in the last week or “The ball does sting. I've had a couple of ball-sized bruises — but I just see it as part of two. the game. I've heard a few girls say that wearing pants as opposed to shorts helps to take the “This is my first season to play defence and it's a bit intimidating,” says James, “but I like sting away, but I get too hot with pants on.” it because I can see the game, as a whole, easier. The Wild Katz had a 3-0 win in their season-opener against the Kiss My Pass squad, giv“I love hockey,” she adds. “I wish I could play ice hockey but I'm not a good skater, so this is the next best thing. I find myself still thinking of the game as if it was on the ice but ing goalie Maggie Peters the shutout. With a tie in their second game, they are undefeated it doesn't quite transfer over. going into their third week.

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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Ron. Ronald Hermann Minchau passed away peacefully on October 20th, 2015 at Hope BC at age 73. Ron is survived by his wife Valerie, his children Shawna, Peter and Colleen, James and Amanda, Kathleen and Todd and Matthew, and his grandchildren Stephen, Keith, Geran, Nashville, Dante, Dodge, Paige and Angel. He leaves behind his brother Rick; sisters, Doris and Doreen and many nephews and nieces. Ron was born on May 31st, 1942 in Edmonton, Alberta. He worked on a farm and received his class one, and worked for Safeway for over 30 years. Married Rita Smith and had 3 children. Ron later remarried Valerie McAleney and had 2 more step children. Ron raised his children in Delta, and had a farm in Glen Valley. Ron loved family more than anything. He worked hard his entire life and shared his knowledge of farming. He loved to cook and shared his love of cooking with his children. He and his wife owned and ran their own restaurant together in Greenwood, later to retire in Hope. Ron was a smart man who loved to laugh and spend time with his family. A Celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the Eagle’s Hall, 386 Fort Street, Hope BC, beginning at 2:00 pm. Friends are invited to come share your memories of this wonderful man. On line condolences may be left by visiting www.hendersonsfunerals.com Henderson’s Funeral Home Chilliwack, BC (604)792.1344

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CLAUSEN, Len Last of a closely knit blended family of eight children, yours, mine and ours, Len Clausen, at the age of 97, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2015. He was born Irving Leonard on May 29, 1918 on a farm near Renown Sask. At 22, he left the farm to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and served over seas. After the war, Len joined his family in BC. He moved to Hope in 1953 to start his own business; Len’s Wheel Alignment. Here he met his wife of 60 years, Lee and they had their daughter Lori. Len and Lee were active in the Hope community, where he volunteered for the Fire Department and Lions Club. He was the coordinator for the Hope Search and Rescue. Always busy, Len and Lee curled, bowled and travelled in their RV. Len is survived by his wife Lee, daughter Lori, son-in-law Lionel, grandchildren Chelsea and Clay, “great grandchildren� Josiah, Eli and Nyah, and his Park Street neighborhood family. A Celebration of Life will take place on November 7, 2015 starting at 2:00 pm. Join us for Len’s final garage party at 669 Park St. Hope, BC. Tributes to Len will take place at 3 o’clock along with food and refreshments. The family would like to thank the many caring people from Fraser Health: Dr. Yap, Home Support; ADC; Hospital staff; and ambulance services for their kindness and attention to our “Papa� in his final years. Contributions in Len’s memory can be made to the Hope Hospice Society or Adult Day Care Program.

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HEAVY Duty Mechanic required in the Hinton, AB area. Must have extensive knowledge in Caterpillar equipment. Responsibilities will include rebuilding and repairs to Cat motors, power shift transmissions and hydraulics. Fax resume with references and drivers abstract to 780-865-9710.

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HELP WANTED

233

Qualifications:

Responsibilities:

• Interview and assess learners to determine literacy level, including ESL learners • Recruit, interview, train and recognize volunteers • Recruit literacy learners • On-going support for tutors and learners • Facilitate learning groups and one-to-ones • Fulfill reporting requirements • Participate in development and implementation of program • Maintain, develop and implement literacy programs and events, keeping up to date with current needs and trends • Maintain strict confidentiality

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The Langley Concrete Group Wants You!

We are a local progressive concrete pre-cast company based in Chilliwack. Duties include; preventative maint., scheduled repairs, and quick response repairs to ensure our modernized equipment runs efficiently. Routine equipment inspections and repairs are required. The Successful candidate must have good problem solving, diagnostic, interpersonal, and time management skills. Must be able to work flexible hours in a variety of conditions. Experience working with electrical systems and PLC programs would be a definite asset. Minimum requirements include completion of ITA certificate of qualification as an Industrial Mechanic, inter - provincial red seal endorsement, & a certificate of apprenticeship. Previous work experience in a related industry would be an asset.

Please e-mail resume, including cover letter & references: HR@ langleyconcretegroup.com

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Read Right Society c/o Jodi McBride Email: jodi.readright@gmail.com

275 DO YOU OFFER HOME SERVICES? Home Improvements, Landscaping, Rubbish Removal, etc... Call today to place your ad blackpressused.ca 604-869-2421

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 NEED A LOAN? Own Property? Have Bad Credit? We can help! Call toll free 1-866-405-1228 www.firstandsecondmortgages.ca

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

320

AKITA PUPS Championship. $800 each. Call 604-751-0191 in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at:

fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 FREE KITTENS, all colors, ready mid-November. (604)206-0780 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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

130

HELP WANTED

Vantage Way 7979 Vantage Way, Delta, V4G 1A6

Pressroom Helpers/ Stackers We have several openings for Press Helpers/ Stackers at our Delta location. Preference given to those with experience in this field, but is not necessary. Shifts are 12 hours/3 shifts per week or 9.5 hours/4 shifts per week. Must be willing to work nights and weekends. References required. Starting wage is $14.31/hr. Interested applicants should email their resume and references to Linda Wischoff at: lwischoff@blackpress.ca

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.

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Tables Available Call Bob 604-869-0655 EXTRA INCOME Classified ads are a direct line to extra income. Somewhere there is a buyer for the things you no longer want or need. blackpressused.ca 604-869-2421

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

563

377

P/B Pitbull Puppies for sale Blue, Fawn, Blue/Fawn, brindle. Both parents avail. to view. Temperament is great. Calm, intelligent, eager to please and loyal. ($1500- $2000 for pick) of litter. M & F avail. Ist shots & dewormed. 604-617-2650 TOY POODLE PUP 7 weeks old. Chocolate brown, male. $800. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

Call today to set up an appointment 604-467-9232

Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms

This week’s puzzle answers!

PLUMBING

UPHOLSTERY

WINDOWS

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

PETS 477

PETS

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

Time to declutter or downsize! Use the classifieds to reach more buyers. Your ad is listed in print and online; double your chance of a sale!

MISC. WANTED

Have Unwanted Firearms?

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

387

MISC. FOR SALE

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.

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

We thank all those who are interested in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Canyon Golden Agers 560 Douglas St

SAWMILLS from only $4,397 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

INTEGRITY MOVERS, moving & delivery services. We’re not satisfied until you are. (604)860-5277

. Need Cash? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. SnapCarCash. 604-777-5046

Sat., Oct 31 9 am - 12 noon

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MOVING & STORAGE

GARAGE SALES

FLEA MARKET

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

LANDSCAPING

AUCTIONS

HOPE

284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

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

509

551

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

287

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RESTAURANT Equipment Auction House- Oct 25 Brand-New Liquidation Equipment- Oct 26 Stanley Park Fish House, Arby’s, Starbucks - www.KwikAuctions.com

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

300

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

ELECTRICAL

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

10/15H_RR29

Start date: IMMEDIATELY

PETS

CONTRACTORS

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

Competition closes: November 18, 2015

Please send your cover letter, resume and three references to:

477

CHIMNEY SERVICES

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

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

• Bachelor’s Degree or relevant two-year degree/certificate (preferred) • Valid driver’s license • Respect for and direct knowledge of the Fraser Cascade Region • Ability to work independently and balance focus with flexibility • Ability to organize, innovate, problem-solve and stick with complex and long-term processes • Exceptional written and verbal communication • Strong interpersonal skills • Sensitivity to and ability to work with adults with multiple cultures and barriers • Well organized and detail oriented • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner • Excellent computer and modern technology skills • Creative and flexible

CARPENTRY

SANTA’S CHIMNEY SERVICES Sweeping, Repairs. BBB reg. WETT Inspections. 778-340-0324

INDUSTRIAL MECHANIC (MILLWRIGHT)

1.) Attractive Wages & Excellent Employee Benefits. 2.) Supportive, Engaged Atmosphere With Change Minded Management Group. 3.) Company Sponsored Social Activities.

PART-TIME LITERACY FACILITATOR

221

PETS

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

OUR COMPANY OFFERS:

Read Right Society is looking for an up-beat, proactive Literacy Facilitator who is passionate about people and helping them succeed through life skill literacy programs. The Literacy Facilitator works closely with volunteers and adult learners to facilitate literacy programs.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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Thursday, October 29, 2015, Hope Standard A19 REAL ESTATE 626

REAL ESTATE

HOUSES FOR SALE

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203 or (604)860-0652

HOPE 1 or 2 bdrm mobile homes for sale in a senior’s community. Call Gale for details 604-860-3578

627

RENTALS

HOMES WANTED

736

HOPE 1 or 2 bdrm mobile homes for rent in a seniors community. Call Gale for details 604-860-3578

Yes, We Pay CASH!

Damaged or Older Houses! Condos & Pretty Homes too!

HOPE, 3 bdrm townhouse 1 1/2 baths, fenced back yard, F/S, W/D, attached storage area. Rent includes heat. N/P, N/S. Call 604869-9402 or 604-869-1432

Check us out! www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-626-9647

747

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

604-869-2421 blackpressused.ca New SRI *1296 s/f Double wides fr $94,900. *New SRI 14’ wides fr $72,900. Chuck 604-830-1960 www.glenbrookhomes.net

MANUFACTURED HOMES. MOBILE HOMES. MODULAR HOMES.

Can’t get the car in the garage? Sell unwanted items in the ClassiďŹ eds today! 604-869-2421

HOMES FOR RENT

RV PADS

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

RENTALS TRANSPORTATION 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOPE, 2 bdrm apt., adult oriented complex, 4 appliances, newly reno’d, electric heat, N/S, N/P. (604)869-9402 or 604-869-1432

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812

HOPE,

Large 2 bdrm apt., oak kitchen, gas fireplace, adult oriented, n/p, newly painted, new carpets, resident caretaker. $925/mo. Avail. Nov 14. Call 604-860-4559

AUTO SERVICES

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

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

TRANSPORTATION 851

TRUCKS & VANS

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. 2007 DODGE CALIBER, 4 dr, auto. STK#602. $5,900. 2007 TOYOTA YARIS, 4 dr, auto, sedan, STK#734. This week only! $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.

923

TENDERS

923

TENDERS

Request For ProposalÂ

Station House

Structure and Envelope Repair/Modification package RFP# 2015-01 For a copy of the complete RFP & mandatory site meeting details visit: www.hopebc.ca Closing Date November 20, 2015 at 3 pm

For more information email stephanie@hopebc.ca or call 604-860-0930

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

Financing Available www.keytrackautosales.ca

10/15H_AH29

DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Application #: KMC-ROW IVMP-2015

Applicant: Kinder Morgan Canada (KMC), 7815 Shellmont Street, Burnaby BC V5A 4S9. Cheryl Thesen (403-358-2509) In accordance with the British Columbia’s Pest Management Act and Regulations, KMC is required to develop a Pest Management Plan (PMP) (for KMC the PMP is referred to as the Integrated Vegetation Management Plan (IVMP)). The PMP manages problem vegetation, including control of noxious weeds and invasive plants within KMC’s rights-of-way and access roads to its pipeline systems and facilities. In British Columbia, KMC operates the Trans Mountain Pipeline transporting crude oil and refined petroleum products and the Jet Fuel Pipeline transporting aviation fuel. The pipelines are located below ground and in proximity to the following communities in British Columbia: Valemount, Albreda, Blue River, Avola, Vavenby, Clearwater, Little Fort, Darfield, McLure, Heffley Creek, Kamloops, Merritt, Kingsvale, Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Sumas, Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam, Burnaby, Vancouver and Richmond. This PMP has been prepared to replace the existing 5 year PMP which expires in 2016. The proposed duration of the IVMP (PMP) is from March 31, 2016 to March 31, 2021. The vegetation management and weed control methods proposed for use include hand cutting and pulling, mowing, trimming, pruning, selective slashing, retaining existing low ground cover, and seeding, fertilization where set backs permit and tree/shrub plantings. The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the PMP (IVMP) applies and may include the use biological control agents. KMC conducts all work, including pest management, in strict adherence with all applicable laws and regulations.

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The common names and an example of trade names of the pesticides proposed for use under this plan include: aminocyclopyrachlor (Navius VM), aminopyralid (Milestone), chlorsulfuron (Telar), clopyralid (Lontrel 360), dicamba (Vanquish), diflufenzopyr (Overdrive), flumioxazin (Payload), fluroxypyr (Retain B), glyphosate (Vantage XRT), MCPA (MCPA Amine 500), mecoprop-P (Mecoprop-P), metsulfuron methyl (Escort), picloram (Tordon 22K), triclopyr (Garlon XRT), 2,4-D (2,4-D Amine 600), Hasten (adjuvant) and siloxylated polyether (adjuvant). Application methods include: backpack, power hose and nozzle, wick/ wipe-on applicator, squirt bottle and boom sprayer. A draft copy of the proposed IVMP (PMP) and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be examined in detail online http://www.kindermorgan.com/content/docs/kmc_row_ivmp.pdf or by contacting the Applicant listed above. “A person(s) wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant within 30 days of the publication of this notice�

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CANADA WIDE CLEARANCE NOW EXTENDED

0

%

PURCHASE FINANCING FOR UP TO

84

MONTHS* ON SELECT 2015 MODELS

OR

UP TO

11,000

$

0 84 $ 11,000 %

2015 GMC SIERRA 2500/3500HD 1SA DOUBLE CAB 4X2

FOR UP TO

PURCHASE FINANCING

TOTAL CASH CREDIT ON SELECT MODELS†† [INCLUDES $1,000 OWNER CASH¥]

MONTHS* ON SELECT 2015 MODELS.

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UP TO

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SIERRA 2500HD SLE DOUBLE CAB STANDARD BOX 4X4 MODEL SHOWN

0

%

2015 GMC SIERRA 1500 DOUBLE CAB 2WD 1SA

FOR UP TO

PURCHASE FINANCING

84

MONTHS* ON SELECT 2015 MODELS.

+ $5,000 IN FINANCE CREDIT‡‡ OR

10,380

UP TO

NHTSA 5-STAR OVERALL VEHICLE SCORE FOR SAFETY **

$

IN TOTAL VALUE† ON OTHER MODELS

INCLUDES $1,000 OWNER CASH¥ AND $750 PACKAGE DISCOUNT

SIERRA 1500 DOUBLE CAB 1SA MODEL SHOWN

0

%

2015 GMC TERRAIN SLE-1 AWD

FOR UP TO

PURCHASE FINANCING

84

MONTHS* ON SELECT 2015 MODELS.

+ $1,750 IN FINANCE CREDIT‡‡ OR

UP TO

TERRAIN SLE-1 AWD MODEL SHOWN

GMC TERRAIN WAS NAMED A 2015 TOP STAFETY PICK BY IIHS

$

4,950

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2015 GMC ACADIA SLE-1 AWD

ACADIA SLE-1 AWD MODEL SHOWN

FOR UP TO

PURCHASE FINANCING

84

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UP TO

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WHILE INVENTORY LASTS.

BCGMCDEALERS.CA

ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the finance of a 2015 Sierra 2500/3500HD 1SA Double Cab 4X2, Sierra 1500 Double Cab 2WD 1SA, Terrain SLE-1 AWD, Acadia SLE-1 AWD. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, dealer fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. 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. Dealers may sell for less. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. †† $11,000 is a combined total credit consisting of a $10,000 Cash Credit (tax exclusive) available on 2015 GMC Sierra HD Gas models (excluding HD Gas Double Cab 1SA 4x2), $1,000 Owner Cash (tax inclusive), which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $10,000 credit, which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. † $10,380 is a combined total credit consisting of a $3,000 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) $5,195 Cash Credit (tax exclusive) available on 2015 GMC Sierra Double Cab 1SA 4WD models, $1,000 Owner Cash (tax inclusive), $750 manufacturer-to-dealer Elevation Package Discount Credit (tax exclusive) for 2015 Sierra 1SA Elevation Edition with 5.3L Engine and a $435 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) on any 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation double cab all-wheel drive with a 5.3L engine, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $5,630 credit, which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model. ¥ Offer applies to eligible current owners or lessees of any model year 1999 or newer car that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six (6) months. Credit valid towards the retail purchase or lease of one eligible 2015 model year GMC SUV, crossover and pickups models delivered in Canada between October 1, 2015 through November 2, 2015. Credit is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) and credit value depends on model purchased: $750 credit available on eligible GMC vehicles (except Canyon 2SA, Sierra Light Duty and Heavy Duty); $1,000 credit available on all GMC Sierras. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and contact General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. Certain limitations or conditions apply. Void where prohibited. See your GMCL dealer for details. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate offers for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. ‡‡ $5,000/$1,750 is a combined credit consisting of a $1,000/$750 Owner Cash (tax inclusive), $3,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2015 Sierra Light Duty Double Cab and a $1,000/$1,000 manufacturer to dealer finance cash (tax exclusive) for a 2015 Sierra 1500/Terrain, which is available for finance offers only and cannot be combined with special lease rates and cash purchase. ‡ $4,950/$4,750 is a combined total credit consisting of $750/$750 Owner Cash (tax inclusive) and a $4,200/$4,000 manufacturer to dealer cash credit (tax exclusive) for a 2015 Terrain SLE-1 FWD/Acadia SLE-1 FWD, which is available for cash purchases only and cannot be combined with special lease and finance rates. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing this $4,200/$4,000 credit which will result in higher effective interest rates. Discounts vary by model and cash credit excludes Terrain SLE-1 AWD/Acadia SLE-1 AWD. ** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).

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

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October 29, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard

Hope Standard, October 29, 2015  

October 29, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard