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Hiro Takeda prepares a noodle dish with hurried care Monday at 293 Wallace Street’s tasting night. GREG LAYCHAK PHOTO

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Finding the recipe for success By Greg Laychak Black Press Placing a single, impeccably arranged scallop on the table in front of his guest, head chef Brent Gillis describes in detail what his patron is about to eat. Apples, compressed then infused with lemon juice and fennel accompany the scallop. Together they sit in a butternut squash juice with dots of parsley oil circling the main bite. There is chervil—a relative of parsley—in the dish as well. Though the guest has never heard of this herb, the sprigs on his plate are grown locally in an aquaponics system. It could easily be mistaken as a

scene from the world-class Danish restaurant Noma, and there is good reason for that. Moments before serving the scallop dish, Gillis emerged from the kitchen of 293 Wallace Street where the owner Hiro Takeda had just concluded a meeting with all of his employees, going through all of the dishes to be served that night. Many of Takeda’s recent decisions for 293 Wallace, including the pep talk circle (complete with each person sharing two “positives” from their lives) and his Monday night tastings are strongly influenced by his time as an intern at Noma. “It really helped fortify things that we were doing at the restaurant and it helped bring new ideas to the restaurant,” says Takeda. “Foraging

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is a big thing that we bring to the restaurant, using ingredients like Douglas fir, wild mushrooms, and different herbs that people generally wouldn’t use.” The list continues: sheep sorrel, ground elder, dandelion and stinging nettle are all examples of unique (but often naturally ubiquitous) ingredients in the revamped 293 cuisine. Over his 13 weeks in the Copenhagen restaurant, in an experience that was “very intense,” Takeda spent valuable time in the production kitchen and the service kitchen where he was thrown right into the fray with the full team and some of the other two dozen interns, doing lunch and dinner service. But more than half of his time

was spent in the fermentation lab at Noma alongside Lars Williams, head of research and development, an opportunity few of his counterparts were fortunate enough to get. “That’s where they’re creating new flavours and new products essentially,” Takeda says. “They’re creating their own misos and soy sauces and kombuchas and vinegars and such.” The inventive restaurant uses Danish or other Scandinavian ingredients as a base for those ferments. “Miso traditionally is made with soy beans but since that’s not native to the region, they’re using yellow split peas and rye bread and different ingredients that way,” Takeda says. Continued: WORLD/ p4


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DECEMBER 2015

SNOW & ICE REMOVAL INFORMATION WHO is responsible for clearing the sidewalks? WE ASK RESIDENTS TO: Clear their driveways and entrances. Property owners/occupants are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their properties. It is dangerous to place snow on the roadway. When clearing your driveway, pile the snow on the left side of your driveway (as you look towards your house). In many cases this will reduce the amount of snow that the plows push back into your driveway.

Council Briefs November 9, 2015 Letter of Support – Segway Tours Council endorsed the letter addressed to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, recommending the Ministry amend the regulations to allow the use of segways on or near local roads in Hope, which would thereby increase tourism and local economic development.

WE ASK BUSINESSES TO: Remove snow, ice and rubbish from the sidewalk and footpath bordering on the property not later than 10 o’clock in the morning of any day except Sunday or a statutory holiday. After a snowfall or ice storm, snow and ice must be removed from the roof or any other structure where there is potential for ice and snow to fall on any sidewalk or roadway.

Asset Management Plan

WE ASK EVERYONE TO:

Development Permit and Development Variance Permit – 21534 Richmond Drive – Relax Front Yard Set-Back Requirement

Try not to park on the road if possible after a snowfall. Vehicles parked on the roads will impede the ability of the snowplow to clear the road. Be patient and thoughtful. The District staff is out there working on your behalf. A little consideration and common sense can go a long way when weather conditions are difficult.

Council endorsed the proposal submitted by Urban Systems to create the District’s Asset Management Plan and Geographic Information System Infrastructure Inventory. The cost is $62,000.

Council approved the preparation of a Geotechnical Hazards Development Permit for 21534 Richmond Drive to enable the owner to proceed with the

construction of a single family dwelling and approved necessary structures. Council also approved the preparation of a Development Variance Permit to relax the front setback requirement of 7.5 metres down to 2.0 metres and the siting exemptions as provided in Zoning Bylaw No. 1324 be reduced to 1.2 metres to allow for roof over hangs and a proposed deck. Staff will be notifying neighboring properties of the applicant’s intentions.

Fraser Valley Inter-Municipal Business Licence Bylaw Fraser Valley Inter-Municipal Business Licence Bylaw No. 1363, 2015 was adopted. This bylaw permits certain categories of businesses to operate in more than one municipality within the Fraser Valley region without having to obtain a separate business licence for each jurisdiction.

Next Meeting: Monday, December 14, 2015 7:00 p.m. in District of Hope Council Chambers

At this time of year we would like to extend sincere wishes of happiness, health and prosperity to all residents of Hope. We thank you for your support and look forward to serving you in the New Year.

Merry Christmas

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

from the Mayor, Council, Management & Staff of the District of Hope

The District of Hope is seeking a motivated individual for the position of:

The District of Hope Christmas hours Thursday, December 24th: Friday, December 25th: Monday, December 28th Tuesday, December 29th: Wednesday, December 30th: Thursday, December 31st: Friday, January 1st:

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (Public Works)

8:30 am – 1:30 pm Closed Closed 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Closed

Reference the full detailed Job Posting and Job Description on the District of Hope web site, www.hope.ca Candidates seeking a rewarding career opportunity are invited to submit a cover letter and detailed resume in confidence, by 4:00 p.m. December 30, 2015.

HOPE TRANSFER STATION Winter Hours of Operation Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm

Christmas trees will be collected curb side in January by

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the new Fraser-Nicola MLA will have to be extremely adept at working with various bodies, ranging from Hope in the eastern edge of the Fraser Valley, all the way into the Interior. “There’s a strong sense that the MLA won’t be able to assist us, and if something emerges and someone needs to meet with their MLA, it’s going to mean travelling up the Coquihalla.” Often that’s not convenient, or even possible, for those with transportation challenges. “It’s just not workable from chamber of commerce perspective at this point,” he said. Maybe the next MLA will be able to overcome the difficulties this change presents, and maybe there will be new opportunities.” But the fear and trepidation remains. “Why is my riding changing so much? It’s about numbers,” Throness explained in his speech. With growing populations across B.C., riding boundaries get shifted provincially every eight years, to ensure the voter “weight” of every British Columbian is evenly distributed. It’s done to avoid the appearance of “gerrymandering,” Throness said, which means manipulating the numbers for political gain. But argued to the commission that “geographically, economically and culturally,” Hope is more aligned with the Fraser Valley, than it is with the Fraser-Nicola region. “This was a big deal

for my constituents in Hope. I immediately began receiving feedback from people in Hope and even from people to the north of Hope,” Throness remembered. Chilliwack-Hope is going to shrink from 10,842 square km to 3,168 square km — which is 70 per cent smaller. “It’ll be much more of an urban riding than it currently is,” Throness said. “It will have about 51,000 people in it, so it’s still quite a large riding.” MLA Throness said he did everything he could to register the opposition of his constituents to the proposed change. He handed in a 400-name petition after the local municipality passed a resolution opposing the changes. “I think, in conclusion, that it’s unfortunate the commission finally chose to make the decision it did; that is, to

put Hope and the Fraser Canyon within the constituency of FraserNicola,” Throness said in his Leg speech. “But I understand their reasons for doing so. It’s a difficult job of an independent commission to do this kind of work, and of course, I accept their verdict.” He was nonetheless sad to be losing the more rural areas. “They are such beautiful areas of my riding. I have so enjoyed getting to know the unique people that populate Hope and Yale and Boston Bar and smaller areas in between. They are salt-of-the-earth people. They are good people. They are genuine people. “It has been such a pleasure to represent them, and it will be such a pleasure to represent them for the next 19 months until the next election.” But the whole issue

has caused a bit of a weird situation for the MLA. One of the upshots will be the “loss of the democratic imperative,” or the impulse to be reelected, which won’t be there for Throness. He called it a “flaw” in the system, and is calling for change. “Since the boundary readjustments happen every eight years, it means that on a permanent basis, 20 per cent of the time in areas all over B.C., most MLAs have the incentive to serve constituents who are currently in a neighbouring riding, and the incentive not to serve some constituents who are currently in their own riding,” he said. He added it’s “not in the public interest” to allow that much lead time and leave the accountabilities of most MLAs to be blurred. “So I would recommend to this House, to future legislators, that some time in the next eight years — we have lots of time — before the next boundary adjustment, that this Legislature would change the law in order to keep the democratic incentive in place for as long as reasonably possible and maximize the accountability of MLAs to their constituents, to keep our constituents as our constituents, as close as possible to each election, and to give MLAs every incentive to focus on their current constituents rather than on future constituents.”

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Christmas Blessings for the Season.

888 Third Ave. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - 7pm Rev. Barclay Mayo Anglican Network in Canada 604-869-5599

MT. HOPE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 1300 Ryder St.

SATURDAY MORNING Study Hour 9:15 a.m. Worship Hour 11:00am DECEMBER 19 - 11AM Christmas - Heaven’s View Lunch to follow Prayer Meeting - Tuesday, 7pm

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YOUR VACCINATION CENTRE With social media and the internet so prevalent today, there are many ways out there to entice to you part with your money. One example is the ad asking you to send strands of your hair for heavy metal testing. This is not a reliable way to diagnose heavy metals in the body. Blood tests are the only reliable ways to determine metal toxicity. Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned. The human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer in women. It can also cause oropharyngeal cancer (throat and

mouth) in men and women. There is a vaccine that can go a long way to preventing these cancers and is recommended for girls. It is suggested that boys also receive this vaccine to prevent cancers of the mouth, throat and anus. Recommended age is 12 years. People who suffer from severe allergies can take heart. There is a new skin patch technology being researched that looks promising. It’s called epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT). It is hoped that it will work well with those with peanut allergies as well as dairy

allergies. Research is ongoing. Wine often is part of holiday celebrations. Check the wine labels for “alcohol content”. It’s not uncommon to ¿nd wines with more than the usual 11-12% alcohol… even up to 14%. The same can be true of some beers too. Also, every drink doesn’t have to be alcohol. Try the mix only or a big glass of water.

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The current MLA for Chilliwack-Hope said boundary changes that will remove Hope and the Fraser Canyon from the riding by 2017 are “unfortunate.” But MLA Laurie Throness had no choice but to accept the forthcoming shift in electoral boundaries, along with the upheaval in the impacted communities. Throness described the Chilliwack-Hope electoral district, in his Legislature speech last month, as one of the “most changed” and “most altered” by the work undertaken by the Electoral Boundaries Commission to realign boundaries in more than half of the ridings across B.C. The provincial riding of “ChilliwackHope” is set to become “Chilliwack-Kent” by 2017. That means the residents of Hope, Boston Bar, Yale and the Fraser Canyon will become part of the Fraser-Nicola riding. District of Hope Mayor Wilfried Viktor said many Hope residents made it clear they were against the riding changes, and preferred to keep the status quo. “Obviously the majority of the public seemed to be in favour of the existing electoral boundary configuration, at about two-thirds in support,” said Viktor. “But that also meant that onethird were interested in seeing it go the other way.” It was mainly “partybased” opposition, he said, along the urbanrural divide, but added that there isn’t an existing appeal mechanism for anyone who doesn’t like it. “We’ll have to adjust. There’s no point being crabby about it. I guess we’ll have to see how it goes,” said Viktor. The business sector also took issue with it. “We are extremely concerned,” said Stephen Au-Yeung, president of the Hope Chamber of Commerce. It’s been an ongoing topic of discussion around Hope chamber tables, and they fired off a letter in opposition to the commission. The challenge is that

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Locally sourcing and fermenting were important before his time in the coveted intern position, but they have taken on a new fervour since his return in June. And with many foods at 293 Wallace made on site as well, prep time for Takeda’s staff is lengthy. “We set out to try to create a restaurant that was special for [Hope], that not only did it provide food that was all made from scratch and had a creative twist to it, but also our investment into our team, into our staff,” he says. “It goes far beyond the daily operations. We do our best to make sure that our team members feel like part of the family.” It’s always been that way for Takeda, influenced by his many years as a chef when he returned to his childhood-favourite Camp Squeah. But Takeda has also borrowed a page from Noma, holding a daily staff meal cooked by himself or another chef where everyone working that day will sit and eat together. And he credits his passion for people and community building to his own path of success. “I was very fortunate to have a lot of chef mentors very early on who invested heavily into me and really helped me out,” Takeda says. “I was given many opportunities to succeed.” He doesn’t just want to provide a unique dining experience for the people of Hope, but also wants to give a great learning experience to his staff. One of the reasons Takeda started the 293 Wallace Monday night tastings was to have a creative outlet for his team and to give them the opportunity to come out of the kitchen and talk with restaurant guests. “Our team is one that spends a lot of time thinking and pondering ideas and creating things on their own,” he says. “And that’s fantastic to see but it’s a shame if nobody else gets to see it.” Even the front end staff gets an opportunity to add to the creativity. Dining room manager Nicole Craig adds a twist to the constantly-changing bar fresh sheet. And Monday night is the new avenue when staff can take all of that energy and funnel it into one evening, where diners and cooks interact over the experimental dishes of the week. A full-flavoured history

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from page 4 “Growing up I was exposed to many flavours that most of my friends were never exposed to,” Takeda says. “The flavour profiles that I’m used to and that I’m able to dabble into have been broadened because of that upbringing.” His parents immigrated from Japan and eschewed fast food, preparing every meal from scratch and placing importance on a TV-off family meal every night. And that influences Takeda’s restaurant to this day. He places utmost importance on the ingre-

dients and the details of food— and the people who make and eat it. But he also took a strong work ethic from his parents, something he says made him who he is today: a 30-year-old fine-dining restaurant owner who has trained with some of the world’s best chefs. “I was taught to be very hard working I was taught to put work above almost everything else,” Takeda says, adding that his father was also a chef at one point in his career path. It’s not just drive and values that the young entrepreneur inherited from his parents.

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Some of the dishware a customer might see on the Monday tasting nights are from his parents’ hand-made, artisan collection. “One bowl that I’m very fond of is a bowl that I used to eat out of as a kid,” Takeda says. That same child growing up in Surrey fell in love with the Hope area at summer camp, not knowing that he would return as an adult to lead his own family and teach a marriage of life skills and cooking skills. Takeda admits it’s a bit more of a serious platform at a restaurant than working at a camp, but the core values (and some of the employees) are still the same. “We still have people who don’t want to become chefs but they’re working in our kitchen,” he says. “They value it here because they’re learning life skills and because they’re part of a team that’s creative and has a cool dynamic to it.” “We all get along very well and we all create together, and we all make people happy together—and we do it as a team.”

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A gift that really matters There are many reasons to register as an organ donor. In our province alone, there are at least 544 reasons. That is the number of people currently waiting for a transplant in B.C. The good news is that 959,635 British Columbians have done what they can to shrink the number on that wait list. That is the number of registered donors in B.C. While that is noble, that accounts for barely 20 per cent of the province’s population. According to the Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation, the vast majority of Canadians – 96 per cent – approve, either strongly (71 per cent) or somewhat (25 per cent) of organ donation. Only four per cent of Canadians expressed disapproval (see bit.ly/1Qek5yy for full publication). So, why is there such a disparity between the approval rating and the act of registering? That is a question that confounds many experts. The most common belief is that people simply have not gotten around to it. There’s always time, right? Well, we can hope so. But the truth is, we don’t know. And the problem is, it’s never too late... until it’s too late. Another theory is that the need for a transplant does not affect enough of the population for it to be a pressing issue to the majority. That is understandable. It stands to reason that someone is more likely to be empathetic to a situation if their lives have been touched by it. That is one of the reasons cancer research donations are so incredibly high. Nearly everyone has been touched by the disease in one way or another, and we all want to see the end of it. In that regard, we are blessed that the need for transplants does not affect nearly the percentage of the population as a disease as terrible as cancer. That said, the need is still there. And the commitment on your part is simple. Four minutes. That’s all it takes to register online at transplantbc.ca All you need is your BC Health number, and in 240 seconds. It could be the most selfless, heroic act you ever perform, and it won’t cost you a dime.

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Clark on carbon tax, government ads B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Premier Christy Clark sat down with Tom Fletcher for a year-end interview at her Victoria office Dec. 9. Here are excerpts. For the full version, see the Opinion tab at www.hopestandard.com. TF: At the UN climate conference in Paris, did you speak about natural gas as a transition fuel, and did you find support for that idea? PCC: Yes and yes. The new government in Ottawa is a big supporter of our LNG plan, and part of the reason for that is that they also see it as a way forward for Canada to make a huge contri-

bution to fighting global climate change. There are 150 coal plants on the books in China today. The only way that those plants and the ones that come after will be stopped is if they have a transitional fuel to move to. TF: B.C.’s 2020 greenhouse gas target, reduction of emissions by a third, is another target that isn’t going to be met. Why? PCC: When the government brought in the carbon tax, it was based on the assumption that other jurisdictions around us were going to eventually catch up. And none of them have. There comes a point where the carbon tax can only get so high before we start chasing all those jobs out of the province. TF: Your advisory committee says the carbon tax needs to go

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Letters Refugee response displays double standard I find it very caring and honourable that Canada is stepping up to the plate in its commitment to take up to 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, and 25,000 overall. What I find confusing, is the double standard of showing preference to these people, over our own population.

On any given day in Canada, there are 235,000 homeless people roaming our streets, including many, right here in the Fraser Valley. Why is it, all of a sudden to show this visual display of open kindness, to this despaired foreign population, while we continue to neglect our own

despaired people. Are the lives of our mentally ill, drug addicted, homeless, and those with other chronic health issues, less important, than those who have at least the energy to paddle a raft across the Mediterranean? I can’t help but think, that maybe, the optics of aiding

a population that makes the headlines in our news media’s, have become more important because of political observation and intimidation, rather than helping out those in dire straits, who are apart of our own Canadian family. I believe this is because that our homeless were circum-

stanced into a situation, that many of us cannot make sense of, or don’t understand. While, the Syrian refugees, create an opportunity for our politicians to change the focus from their policy miscalculations, to our heart strings.   Art Green, Hope

New government’s promises carry a heavy price Many Canadians are enjoying a rare surge of optimism as they welcome a new prime minister, cabinet, and presumably, a new direction, for Canada. I’m one of them, although I find myself stepping back to a more cautious mindset. After 10 years of oppressive democratic, environmental, and public services darkness it seems almost logical that there is no where to go but up. But it’s important that we keep in mind that “up” comes with a price tag; I’m OK with that, to a degree and for the near term, but discounting costs is dangerous territory.

Governments and corporations have specialized in shoving costs down the road with, for example, incremental and now significant cumulative damage to our environment, biological diversity, public and social services, and climate. But with each passing day someone will have to pay with a notch or a chunk taken out of their life, perhaps a lost opportunity or less “on the table” and that “someone” is usually “the people” you and I. Reports tell us there are at least 100 aboriginal communities without water and sewage services. At this stage in our history that’s insulting, and while I remain suspicious

that there is some bleeding going on between government funding and native spending in their communities, this critical situation has to be corrected. It will cost us hundreds of millions of dollars. The new census forms, of which I strongly approve, will require tens of millions of dollars to process and analyze. Mail services – to homes, and perhaps maintaining post offices in small communities, another correction I think important, will costs tens of millions of dollars. Resurrecting our Coast Guard, implementing an honest environmental assessment process that ensures Canadians a legal

right to be heard without being labeled as radicals, and rebuilding federal science libraries will come at a cost. Reforming our pension system to remove the insult of over half a million seniors living below the poverty line and provide greater payment to all seniors, so they don’t descend into that frightening world, and providing long overdue benefits to veterans and disabled persons will consume hundreds of millions of dollars. Why then is Canada rushing frantically to burden our social system, our already stressed natural environment, our overloaded health care system, in a world

in which overpopulation and overconsumption are internationally recognized threats to the earths life support systems, to relocate 25,000 refugees? It has always been difficult for people to link their actions with consequences, particularly when the latter are incremental and diffused. Most humans operate in a short term, visual world. But a lack of awareness, or outright denial of impacts, serves only special interests, not society. Canada can, given our relative wealth, help slow, perhaps some day even stop, the exodus of humans from their homeland, but it will take help flowing from here to their land; relocating refugees

Syrian situation overshadows problems at home There are many of us that realize that the Syrian refugees are in the need of help, but there are many Canadians that also need help and are not getting it. How come there is an almost endless amount of taxpayers’ cash to help foreigners but nothing for those that have contributed taxes

to the Canadian economy for decades. I know of a gentleman in his 50’s that had a nervous breakdown over two months ago and has been told by the doctors that he would not be well enough to return to work for at least four months.

He has not received one cent by way of government monetary assistance. If he finally is accepted for assistance he would receive approximately $620 per month. This amount would have to cover his rent, utilities and food. Perhaps he should pretend that he could not speak English

so that he could get the help that he desperately needs. Charity begins at home and this man needs a short-term lift up, but I guess that he would not be considered a case of opportune political headlines. Donald Thorsteinson

Don’t let fear get in the way of doing what’s right The Syrians are coming. Those of us with open minds will welcome them into our country and our communities. This is the Canadian way; our ancestors all came from some somewhere else, even our aboriginal peoples. For those Canadians

who do not want nonEuropeans to come here, consider this: DNA research shows that the ancestors of all Europeans spent thousands of years in central Asia, in places like Kazakhstan, before migrating westward into Europe. Later there were other

migrations into Europe from the Middle East. I myself, who always thought I was 100 per cent British/ Irish, have four per cent Middle Eastern (Turkish) genes. We are all cousins of each other. Let’s welcome these people with open hearts

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Metro Vancouver’s drive to build a new garbage incinerator is on ice, if not dead. The regional district announced Thursday it is discontinuing the lengthy waste-to-energy procurement process, although it indicated it could be restarted in a year or two. “I certainly think it was good news,” said District of Hope mayor Wilfried Vicktor. “Obviously air quality is a huge concern for the Hope region because we’re the end of this funnel shaped valley.” If there are periodic air quality warnings that apply to Hope throughout the summer it can affect the town’s tourism, he added. “And it’s not pollution we’ve created for the most part it’s pollution from Metro Vancouver,” Vicktor said. “I’m relieved we don’t have to deal with it, for now at least.” Fresh on the heels of that plan’s cancellation, the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) received approval for its solid waste management plant from the Environment Ministry. “We applaud Minister [Mary] Polak’s decision which will allow for the establishment of policy and regulation that will encourage private sector investment, innovation and competition, while meeting the plan’s target of 90 per cent diversion in the next 10 years,” said FVRD chair and Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz said in a press release. The FVRD’s plan focuses on mixed waste material recovery, a sophisticated way to divert as much as possible material from the waste stream and improve recycling. “By working together with the private sector, and taking advantage of economies of scale, the FVRD hopes to lead by example and implement a true Zero Waste management system in British Columbia,” according to a press

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Metro Vancouver announced it will upgrade emission controls at the Burnaby incinerator, and has ‘discontinued’ the procurement of a new waste-to-energy incinerator that’s been long opposed by FVRD.

release issued Tuesday. The FVRD release reiterated that mixed waste material recovery is more cost effective than garbage incineration and has no negative impact on air quality. Gaetz and other FVRD leaders have been vocal for years in opposition to Metro Vancouver’s plan to build a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in the region. Metro Vancouver board chair Greg Moore said improved recycling and waste-reduction efforts have pushed back the need for new waste disposal capacity by several years. “It’s not about killing waste-toenergy,” Moore said of the board decision. “It’s about stopping this process and re-evaluating our needs to ensure that we’re building the right facility for the amount of residual we have requirements for.” Metro originally aimed to build a plant that could burn 500,000 tonnes of garbage a year, but scaled the plan down twice to 250,000 tonnes as its volume of unrecycled garbage shrank. Moore said Metro doesn’t want to end up with an overbuilt incinerator if the current trend continues. About 500,000 tonnes a year was once going to the Cache Creek landfill, which Metro will stop using at the end of 2016, but Moore said that is currently down below

200,000 tonnes. “We don’t want to build a facility that is too large, that we’ve spent more capital on than what’s required.” Metro could, with the approval of Delta and Vancouver, send more waste to the Vancouver Landfill, which currently takes less than half of its licensed annual volume of around 650,000 tonnes. The existing Burnaby incinerator continues to take 285,000 tonnes per year. Metro officials also cite uncertainty around future waste volumes, which have been in doubt after a provincial decision disallowing Metro from imposing a ban on the export of waste out of the region. “The challenge with new wasteto-energy is that it requires a significant up front capital investment as well as predictable waste flow,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, chair of Metro’s zero waste committee. The capital cost of an all-new plant was expected to top $500 million. Payments to a private partner would be covered by rising tipping fees. But revenue from tipping fees has also been a growing question mark – Metro was forced to slash its tipping fees for large haulers to get them to stop sending garbage to the Fraser Valley or the U.S. Continued: FVRD/ p10


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Yale chief ‘hopeful’ of new federal relationship Black Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling for nothing less than a total renewal of the relationship between Canada and First Nations. “I will be your partner,” the PM told First Nations leadership at the Assembly of First Nations annual meeting in Gatineau last Tuesday morning. And that is positive news for local Yale leader, Chief Ken Hansen who said he is optimistic about the next few years “as long as open dialogue and real consultation and real consent are a part of the process.” He told The Standard he is hopeful Trudeau and the federal Liberals see the benefit in working together. “If First Nations are strong, Canada is strong,” Hansen added. “Indigenous people are part of this country, we contribute to the economy in the same way anyone else in this country does.” As a growing and young population across Canada, he said investments made in indigenous communities now will “pay off tenfold” for the future of this country. Under the Harper government,

Hansen said there was no real consultation or consent with First Nations. “Decisions affecting First Nation peoples’ lives were made with no actual input or permission from us,” he said. The Conservative leadership showed a “total disregard for the lives and wellbeing of Aboriginal women,” according to Hansen. “Our missing sisters, daughters, nieces and mothers were seen as non-important, a political nuisance at best,” he added. “I’m hoping the Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Women can provide some answers and offer peace to the grieving family members, and prevent future tragic losses to our communities.” On top of that, Hansen has seen funding increased for other populations’ essential services over the last 20 years. But Yale and other First Nations had been under a funding cap during that period—that is until Trudeau announced last Tuesday that two per cent limit will be finally lifted. “With the cost of living continuing to rise but essential funding at a virtual standstill, it’s as if our communities are always taking

one step forward and three steps back,” Hansen said. He’s hopeful Trudeau’s commitment to immediately lift the funding cap will allow much-needed services to the Yale membership. Yale First Nation’s short-term goals are to address a lack of housing and poor nutrition, according to their leader. “When I was elected, I also inherited a Treaty that’s signed and ratified under past leadership and I’m not happy with it,” Hansen said. “The Treaty will affect neighboring First Nations as well as non-Native communities in ways I’m not comfortable with.” And though he and his counterparts are elected representatives, Hansen said there’s still an aura of distrust from membership toward the leaders. With the majority of the Yale First Nation population first-generation descendants of residential school survivors, he said the distrust is natural. Hansen might be a bit distrustful of unproven leaders himself: “I just hope Trudeau is a man of his word and walks his talk,” he said. ~ with files from Jennifer Feinberg

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FVRD ‘thrilled’ with end of Metro’s incinerator plans FVRD from page 8 A new incinerator faced a steep uphill battle against opponents in the Fraser Valley, who argue

it would be an unacceptable source of new air pollution in the constrained airshed. Metro officials have long rejected that char-

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waste-to-energy” as the least expensive and most environmentally sustainable method of disposing of garbage, after efforts to reduce and recycle are

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Some municipalities have also supported that strategy, which has been embraced by the Fraser Valley Regional District. “We’re thrilled,” said FVRD vice-chair and longtime incineration opponent Patricia Ross. “It’s a pretty great Christmas present for everybody who has been fighting this.” Ross predicted there will be even less need for a new incinerator in the future, and that Metro will never pursue it again. “We in the FVRD are applauding the wisdom of this decision.” B e l k o r p Environmental vicepresident Russ Black said he believes the need for action on climate change was one factor behind the Metro decision. “It just doesn’t make sense to burn recyclables like plastics for energy versus recycling them and conserving energy,” he said, adding a new incinerator would also mean “burning garbage and putting contaminants in the air that Fraser Valley residents have to breathe and that would fall on the farmland of the food we eat.” Belkorp subsidiary NextUse has been offered a licence for its proposed material recovery facility in Coquitlam. But Black said the licence is for only five years and has other terms that make it unacceptable to build a $30-million plant. “Hopefully with this decision we get a more reasonable licence.” Asked if the sharp decline in energy prices over the past few years also undermined the economics of waste-toenergy, Moore said no. He noted some proponents “didn’t need to sell any energy” – including a proposal in Vancouver tied to district heating, and Lehigh Cement’s plan to use processed garbage as fuel in place of coal at its Delta cement plant. The 10 short-listed bidders that had been angling to build and operate the new plant have been notified. Moore said Metro is within its rights to terminate the process and will not be forced to pay penalties as a result. Metro has spent $4.5 million pursuing wasteto-energy since 2012. By halting the process, Metro also abandons options to buy various undisclosed sites for the possible new incinerator that it had secured.


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Holiday happenings around Hope Help bring tree to life Fraser Canyon Hospice Society are currently presenting their 19th Annual Celebrate a Life.   Volunteers will be at the Hope and District Recreation Centre Foyer with their annual Tree of Hope. Individuals can place a tag on the tree to remember and honour their loved ones who have passed on, tags are distributed for free. Donations are much appreciated and funds raised help support the ongoing work of the Hospice Society. Volunteers will be at the tree during the following times: Thurs., Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community turkey dinner The Eagles hold their annual Community Christmas Dinner on Saturday Dec. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend the free turkey dinner.

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Family potluck party Hope Community Services has their Christmas potluck party at the Hope Family Place Drop-in from 12 to 3 p.m. on 6th Avenue and Hudson Bay. The program is for Better Beginnings participants, but is open to all families. Eagles soar to countdown The Eagles host a New Year’s Eve party with DJ and dancing from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $20 per person, $35 per couple with beef dips included, champagne at midnight, munchies on the table, and door prizes. Tickets are available at the Eagles lounge. Submit your Holiday Happenings to news@hopestandard.com.

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Fire crews respond to downed power lines In a span of a few days last week, fire crews attended a series of hydro pole related incidents. In the early morning of Dec. 6 on the south side of Highway 1 on Laidlaw and Dent roads firefighters were on scene for a power pole that was smoking. That situation was likely storm related according to Fire Chief Tom DeSorcy. In the afternoon on

Dec. 7 a power pole was down in Hope and the next afternoon another was down on Tom Berry Road from an incident involving a truck. On Dec. 10 a tractor trailer struck a power pole near the McDonald’s restaurant and resulting damage sheared the pole, breaking it. Firefighters were there to make the area safe until hydro authorities arrived

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and replaced wires. “Fortunately in all these cases we’ve had no one injured and all volunteer firefighters returned home after each [incident] safely,” said DeSorcy. Fire on George Road

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Community Keeping the book bins stocked Anita Parker from the Legions Auxiliary restocks books into the Teddy Bear Book Bin with Maxine Bouthot from Envision Financial. Envision is one of eight locations within the community that offers the ‘Read While you Wait’ program for children and caregivers. Over 500 books rotate through the boxes and the program plans to increase the number of boxes next year. The auxiliary donated $120 to the program to assist with restocking costs. The program, sponsored by the Hope Early Years, FVRL and Success by 6 was started last year and is continuing to grow with demand. To learn more about the program contact Deb Ireland or Darla Dickinson at 604 8451918.

Hope Choir and the songs of the season The Hope Community Choir (HCC) hosted it’s annual Christmas concert last Wednesday. Admission was by donation of non-perishable foods and several pounds of canned goods were collected for Holly Days. The concert opened with the Coquihalla School Choir singing “Oh Christmas Tree” in both English and German. The evening also featured the Hope Community Choir along with the United Church Choir and the Grace Baptist Church Choir. Pianist Laurie Trayer tickled the ivories for several sing-along songs as well as a solo performance of “Oh Holy Night.” The very talented Carli Unrau sang “Believe” while accompanying herself on the piano. Hope Studio of Music, Dance and Theatre joined the evening with three performances by the young dancers much to the delight of the crowd. Betty Smith and Denise Pascucci told the tale of grandma’s demise in singing “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer.” Demi Runquist accompanied the HCC on flute for the singing of “One Small Child.”

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She only has 15 purses this year, but she wants this to spread. “I want to have 100 purses next year,” she says. Her first stop was Abbotsford last week where, she said, she came across remarkably few women on the streets. She did find a few and one woman’s reaction made it all worthwhile. “Just the look in her eyes,” she said. “She was ready to run when she saw me. Then when I gave it to her she said, ‘I can’t believe it, I was praying for gloves. I’m so cold.’” Giving something away, something you don’t need or better yet something you are sacrificing makes a change. It’s nice for the person you give it to, but that’s

not who it changes. What Wendy has learned is the effect is much greater on the person doing the giving. “That’s who it changes.” Second second chance

Not only did Wendy survive what could have been a deadly or at least life-altering illness, but she came from a childhood of real poverty. It was November 2014, the Sunday before Black Friday, when she found herself on the floor of a trade show. At first it seemed like a migraine or the flu, but soon she was in the intensive care unit (ICU) at CGH, then off to Abbotsford’s ICU. She was on a respirator and a feeding tube then put into an induced coma

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Wendy LacosseStandcumbe thinks she should be dead. At least she could have been, and because she’s not, because she says a miracle saved her life, the 50-year-old entrepreneur who lives in Laidlaw is committed to giving back every Christmas season. After recovering so fast from viral meningitis a year ago at Chilliwack General Hospital that she surprised even seasoned caregivers, Wendy went back to the hospital in December 2014 to give gifts from her spa product company to the various hospital staff involved in her remarkably quick recovery. “I was on life support,” she says. “Waking up was a miracle. The way I was treated in the hospital was just amazing.” Now, a year later, the successful woman recalled her tough upbringing and looked to contribute again, this time in a direct way to women on the streets. And recognizing she, like many people, has so much “stuff ” in her house she didn’t need, her idea was to take gently used purses, pack them up and hand them out to vulnerable women in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Hope. From scarves to chocolate to Tim Hortons gift cards to beef jerky to luxury moisturizer from her company, the purses are filled with things anyone could use, particularly those forced to live on the streets and resorting to prostitution.

remarkable. “We have an amazing generous community out there,” she said. “I noticed many people giving in so many ways. I love the Fraser Valley. Such good kind people. I think more people want to give, but are afraid to approach people. I feel honoured to be the one who gets to do it. I was there once myself, so I know how powerful it is when someone helps you.” Giving a little something personal in a face-to-face way, that’s as important to her as giving in the first place. “It’s that personal touch. You are saying to them, ‘I see you.’” Wendy says she and members of her team from BeautiControl will continue to pack purses and give them away to women in need, but she has a challenge to anyone with unused items and backpacks and bags in their closets. “Go into the closet, find what you can give and give it away,” Wendy says. “I challenge the people of Chilliwack. . . . We all have so much stuff.”

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suffering from meningitis. Her daughter and husband thought maybe this was the end. But after a brief three weeks she went from paralysis to walking out of the hospital. That “miracle” may have changed her life, but she’s had her life changed before. Raised in difficult circumstances in Victoria, by the age of 16 she was living on her own “from couch to couch to couch,” as she puts it. Then she heard of a place called The Mustard Seed. She heard it was for people who were alone and had no food, so she called. Next thing she knew, a guy came along to the motel she was at with a small box of food and even gave her $20. “It was the best Christmas I ever had,” she said. Now, a successful entrepreneur with a husband and family and a nice home in Laidlaw, she knows that dreams have come true. As for the women she wants to give a little something to, she also knows how close she came to being destitute and living on the streets. “I could have been one of these women,” she says. So out she went this weekend to give away her purses. She drove around Hope for several hours but says she only found one woman to donate to. But in Chilliwack she had more success and is getting donations to keep the giving going. “My trunk keeps getting refilled,” she says. “So cool!” Once she started giving, the response she has found from others who want to pitch in has been

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2016 SCHOOL CATCHMENT PLANNING FORUMS HOPE AREA SCHOOLS School District #78 and the District Parent Advisory Council for SD#78 invites all parents of students enrolled at Coquihalla Elementary, Silver Creek Elementary and Hope Secondary to attend one of two school catchment planning forums:

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The Chilliwack Chiefs had a new face in the lineup Sunday as Aaron O’Neill made his BCHL debut. The 18 year old forward scored a goal as his team topped the Merritt Centennials 5-2 at Prospera Centre, and was all smiles during a post-game skate with fans. “Obviously they’re having a lot of success and usually with that you’ve got a great group of guys,” he said. “I came in and they welcomed me really good. Hopefully I get to know everyone a lot more, but it’s been great so far.” O’Neill started this season with the Nebraskabased Tri-City Storm of the USHL, where he got off to an injury-riddled start. He got caught in a roster squeeze last week and by Thursday found himself driving to Chilliwack. “I was told this would be a good opportunity to play and contribute to a team that was having a lot of success,” he said. “I got here yesterday (Saturday) morning, met a few people and played today. It’s been quick but it’s also been fun.” What’s not to enjoy when you join a team that’s 22-6-1-3 and winners of 16 of their last 18? With little practice time under his belt heading into the Merritt game, O’Neill was told by Chilliwack coach Jason Tatarnic to keep it simple and not stress too much. “He just told me to relax and get used to Aaron the pace,” O’Neill said. “He gave me some great guys to play with, so it came easy.” O’Neill’s first BCHL goal came late in the second period with his Chiefs up 3-2. He crashed the crease and steered home the rebound of a Jake Smith shot. “Smitty made a great play on the wall and I knew if I went to the net there would be pucks there,” O’Neill said. “It was good to get that first one out of the way.” Trying to stat-scout O’Neill is next to impossible. A search on hockeydb.com shows the Franklin, TN. native collecting two goals and five points in 81 USHL games with the Storm and Green Bay Gamblers. “I was mostly an offensive player early in my career, but once I got to the USHL I was younger (16) and I turned into a little bit more of a grinder guy,” he said. “Working down low, being a responsible centerman and a faceoff specialist.” “Coming here I’m hoping to regain some of that offensive side of the game. Getting that goal is a good start and hopefully I can build on that.” Tatarnic believes O’Neill is a smart two-way player with offensive upside. “He just jumped in today and grasped a lot of what we do, which to me shows his hockey IQ,” the coach noted. “He probably went to the USHL too

young and that might have affected his numbers. That’s a difference between our league and their league where we’re more offensive minded and they’re not so much.” “He’ll get more freedom here.” O’Neill’s arrival in Chilliwack coincides with the sad news that Brendan Shane’s BCHL career may be over. In just his seventh game with the Chiefs last weekend, the 19 year old was rocked by a Nanaimo Clipper and wobbled off the ice. Tatarnic said it was his third concussion in three months. “He saw one concussion specialist and he’ll see a second one,” the coach said. “He’s taking it day by day.” “I told him and his day it (retiring) is something they have to look at real hard. They’ll see what the specialists have to say and go from there.” Back to results, the Chiefs won all three of their weekend outings in impressive fashion. The team went to Prince George and beat the Spruce Kings 7-3 and 6-1. Jordan Kawaguchi had four goals in the 7-3 win with Austin Adam, Kohen Olischefski and Eric Benshadle also scoring. Kawaguchi collected another in the 6-1 win, but it was Vimal Sukumaran notching the hat-trick. O’Neill Zach Giuttari and Darien Craighead also scored. Against Merritt it was Giuttari, Olischefski, O’Neill, Linden Hora and Jesse Lansdell lighting the lamp. “It was a great weekend,” Tatarnic grinned. “Any time you go 3-0 in a weekend it’s a great weekend.” Chilliwack has two more before the Christmas break, travelling to Wenatchee this weekend to face the Wild. The Chiefs lead Wenatchee by three points in the Mainland division standings and hold two games in hand. They could do themselves a huge favour with a pair of road victories. “We’ve talked about how we’re going to battle there and how important these games are,” Tatarnic said. “We’re up three points and we’ll still have the games in hand after we play them, so we’re in a good situation.” “It’s our first time heading down there so it’ll be a good test for us.” ● Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Dennis Cholowski was held pointless as Canada West opened the World Junior A Challenge with a 7-3 win over the Czech Republic Sunday. See hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/NationalChampionships/Men/World-Junior-A/2015


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Sports Hard work pays off for former resident Athlete, raised in Hope, looks toward the national finals The Hope Standard A dream that began in Hope about 15 years ago is coming to fruition for a former resident. Cody Amey was born in Ontario but attended Hope schools for his K-12 years before moving back to Ontario in 2004. Amey began lifting weights in Hope’s Reflexions gym when he was a quick-footed defenseman for Hope’s midget singleA Panthers and later, the junior B Hope Icebreakers. What was once a hobby has now grown into a lifestyle for the 31-year-old, who won the men’s overall bodybuilding championship at the Ontario Physique Association’s Gala Championships in Toronto on November 28. It was Amey’s first big win in what he hopes to be a long career. He plans to compete at the Nationals in Winnipeg in July, 2016. Here’s a question-and-answer interview conducted via e-mail: Q: How did it all get started, in Hope? A: To be honest, it was Patrick [interviewer’s son] who got me started lifting weights. At the time he had all the muscle mags at home. When we’d hang out, I’d flip through them and I thought to myself ‘one day, I would love to look like that.’ But I had no idea what it took… the diet, the training, the dedication. When I started lifting weights, I just did what I knew at the time. I would do a lot of chin-ups, bench presses, curls… the basics. The more I lifted, the more advanced my training would get. The only knowledge I was lacking back then was the diet. I wish I had been eating a lot more. Q: I imagine you were 170-180 pounds back in the day? What would it be like to have your current body and play hockey? Hard on the sticks, I’m sure! Have you thought about ‘what if ’ you had this body back then? A: When I played junior, I was 180. My current body would not be suitable for the ice. There’s too much muscle and the heart would have to work too hard to pump all the blood to the muscles. My body is used to pumping lots of blood into the muscle for growth. For hockey, you need the muscle more for endurance than just strength. What I wish I knew back then, more than anything, is how important nutrition is — and eating what and when — and how the body uses nutrients at certain times of the day. If I would have changed anything back then, it would’ve been eating more and regularly. I did eat but only when I was hungry, as opposed to getting in the proper nutrition I needed daily as an athlete. For me, now, gaining muscle is not easy. I have to eat every two hours. My diet consists of chicken, egg whites, flank steak, protein powders, oats, white rice and veggies. It’s very simple but very effective. Those are the basics. In the off-season: just eat more of it. Competition time: just eat

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less… with added cardio. Getting in shape for me is very easy… easier than trying to bulk up, so I can’t miss meals or training. Q: Any guilty pleasures? A: My cheat meals are relatively good: burger and fries or sushi. Q: What is your training schedule like? A: I start really focusing for a show, 10 to 12 weeks out. When all is running smoothly, training is 6 days a week and on my off day I’ll still do cardio if need be. Rest, though, is just as important as the food. People think you grow in the gym. No: you grow at home when you’re resting and eating. In the gym, all you’re doing is breaking down the muscle. Leg days are my main focus. This is what separates the men from the boys, my workouts are very grueling, no matter what I’m training — but leg days are no joke. My last training session, I did one set on the leg press which consisted of 2 minutes. It was a drop set, starting at 8 plates a side. I did 10 reps, then stripped off 2 plates and so on, down till there were 2 plates left. My legs were so full of blood, walking was not an option till I recovered. Q: Tell about some of the weight you’re pushing. A: The guys I train with (Fouad Abiad and Dorian Hamilton) have 30 to 50 pounds on me. I walk around at 225 pounds and my friends are 260-280. But when it’s go time, I lift what they do if not more. This is where my mind takes over and I get into a mind-set not many guys can do. We’ve all heard it: mind over matter. That’s what I do. For me, I treat bodybuilding as if I were playing hockey. The harder I work, the more it will benefit me. Everyone always asks ‘what do you bench?’ That’s not important. It’s time under tension. There are not many people that understand bodybuilding unless they’re in the sport. I’m not a power lifter. Weight that I throw around though: bench, 365 and squat, 500. Q: Can you see a time when you’ll tone it down, or do you just want to keep it at max for whatever age you are? A: I will do this as long as possible; if my health and finances are good then I don’t see why I can’t. There are a few bodybuilders in their 40s in the pros and they’re very successful. Q: Is there a “life after bodybuilding” plan? A: After bodybuilding, I would like to give back and coach or train up-and-coming bodybuilders who want to pursue their dream just like I was. Q: Closing words for the people of Hope? A: I’m happy that I was able to grow up in Hope. Every time I come back to visit, I really miss my childhood. Everyone is still very friendly and the community really comes together when need be. ***** For more on the OPA Gala 2015 results, see Muscle Insider.com.

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The Fraser Valley Regional District is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the part-time position of Daycare Attendant for Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services located in Hope, BC. The incumbent would be responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of children in an after school Licensed Daycare by providing appropriate supervision, and maintaining a safe, healthy and comfortable environment at all times. Duties include planning and conducting recreation activities in a nurturing and stimulating environment for school age children.

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WATKIN MOTORS FORD, Vernon, B.C. immediately requires an experienced Ford Diesel Technician. Go to watkinmotors.com About us, Employment, to apply and review required qualifications.

Black Press | Surrey, BC Black Press Community Media is the largest independently-owned media company in Canada, with more than 80 titles and websites in British Columbia.

For further details on this position and the Fraser Valley Regional District please visit our website at www.fvrd.ca.

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We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our rapidly expanding digital team as a Black Press Digital Media Rep. The Digital Sales Rep is responsible for achieving monthly revenue objectives within an assigned cluster or market. The Digital Sales Rep will work closely with an assigned team and category to drive product adoption and revenue growth.

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Fraser Hope Lodge Donation envelopes can be picked up at the Fraser Canyon Hospital Gift Shop and Fraser Hope Lodge info board. All donations will be solely used to purchase equipment for our local hospital and lodge. Donations will be receipted and an inscribed card will be sent to the bereaved.

EDUCATION

START A NEW CAREER in Graphic Arts, Healthcare, Business, Education or Information Tech. If you have a GED, call: 855-670-9765

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We Offer • Great working environment • Competitive salary/commission • Excellent benefit package Full job description at: blackpress.ca Please submit your resume with cover letter and related work experience to: Andrew Franklin, Director of Digital Development Email: afranklin@blackpress.ca Competition closes: December 31, 2015 We thank everyone who is interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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A22 Hope Standard, Thursday, December 17, 2015 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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CONTRACTORS

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

OFFICE ASSISTANT NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

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Tuesday & Thursday 3 hours each day. Office Secretary Experience preferred. Phone 604-869-8411 or 604-869-7412

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 221

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

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES REQUIRED

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

CANYON CARPETS, 326 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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LANDSCAPING

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

MOVING & STORAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 778-322-2378 Lower Mainland 604-996-8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for over 12yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299 2 coats any colour

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls

Cloverdale High Performance paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring.

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PLUMBING

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

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FURNITURE

USED 5 STAR HOTEL FURNITURE - BY THE PIECE..One of Vancouvers 5 Star Hotels is renovating their rooms making available a great selection of high end furnishings. By 1 piece or buy multiples: Queen Headboard & Frame $50 / King Headboard & Frame $60 / Upholstered Arm Chair(multiple colors) $49 / Desk $99 / Dresser $79 / Bedside Table $69 / Pedestal Table $69/ Ottoman $29 / Benches $29 / Brass Lamp $19 / Vanity Mirror $39 / Framed Picture $9 . Call 604-371-1190, email Buyit@activeauctionmart.com or www.activeauctionmart.com

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ROMANCE Your Christmas Local BC Adult Retailer Shop Online Now & Receive 25% OFF! www.shagg.ca 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.

Have Unwanted Firearms?

Call today to set up an appointment 604-4679232

POSTING NO. 15-044E

School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) has a position of a Temporary Early Learning Program Coordinator effective January 4, 2016 to June 30, 2016. Under the direction of the Principal of Kent Elementary School, the StrongStart Program Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of the Strong Start program in the community of Agassiz, B.C. in School District No.78 (Fraser-Cascade). The successful candidate must possess a certi¿cate, preferably a Diploma, in Early Childhood Education;

Description: Seventeen and one-half (17.5) hours per week (Schedule to be determined by Principal) Hourly Rate: $22.85 Applications with full supporting documentation, including references, and transcripts, if available can be submitted to:

Ms. Natalie Lowe-Zucchet Secretary-Treasurer School District #78 (Fraser-Cascade) 650 Kawkawa Lake Road Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Fax: 604-869-7400 CLOSING DATE: JANUARY 4, 2016

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Real Estate Weekly - Chilliwack The Real Estate Weekly, one of Canada’s leading and award winning community newspapers has an opening for an experienced Advertising Consultant. This is an excellent career opportunity for a results-driven individual looking to contribute to an award winning product.

The Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines is a must. Competitive Base Salary, Commission and Benefits. A car and a valid driver’s license is required. If you are up to the challenge, please email your resume with a brief note on why you are a great candidate to:

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HOMES WANTED

Yes, We Pay CASH!

Damaged or Older Houses! Condos & Pretty Homes too!

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

AUTO SERVICES

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OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

WINTER SPECIAL --$25.00 OFF. Columbia Cleaning Service is providing Cleaning Service, and Home Organization. We clean construction sites, and industrial areas as well. Columbia Cleaning Service will provide you with exceptional results. For more info call us at 778927-1326 www.columbiacleaningservice.ca

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New SRI Manufactured homes Singles $74,900. Doubles $94,900. PARK SPACES AVAILABLE REPOSSESSIONS 1974-2010 www.glenbrookhomes.net Chuck 604-830-1960 Trades. Financing. Permits.

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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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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 HOPE, Large Mobile Home, 14’ wide, 2 bdrm with large patio, in Senior’s community. We are part of the crime free multi-housing program. Available immediately. Call Gale 604-860-3578 YALE-2 bedroom with office space. New floors & paint. Carport & five appliances. N/S. One small pet negotiable. Prefer mature couple. Long-term lease available. $1000/mon. Avail. Dec. 15. (604)860-9141 Call or text.

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30255 Cedar Lane DL# 31038 604-855-0666 2005 DODGE NEON, auto 4 dr sedan, a/c. STK#701. $1,995. 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr, auto, loaded, STK#744. $3,900. 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 TOYOTA YARIS, 4 dr, auto, sedan, STK#734 $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. 2005 MAZDA 3, 4dr sedan, full load, s/roof. STK#743. This week only! $7,500. 2008 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr auto, loaded. STK#691. $7,900. 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA 4 dr, sedan, auto, fully loaded, STK#696 $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. 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.

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HOMES FOR RENT

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOPE, 1 bdrm furnished or unfurnished mobile home in a Senior’s Community. We are part of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. Call Gale 604-860-3578

TRUCKS & VANS

Financing Available

HOPE, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, duplex, 900 sq ft, fenced backyard w/ large shed, well maintained, N/S, D/D, utilities extra, 474 Rupert St. $875/mo. Available now. Call (604)798-5557

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

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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, $2,900. 2003 HONDA ODYSSEY 7psg full load, runs good, Aircared STK#530 $3,900. 2007 CHEV UPLANDER 7 psg fully loaded. STK#473 $4,500. 2002 FORD F150 crew cab 4X4 auto, fully loaded, short box. STK#686 $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.

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOPE, 2 Mobile Home Pads for rent in senior’s community. Call Gordon 604-240-3464

TRANSPORTATION

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

RENTALS

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

REAL ESTATE

736 The ideal candidate will have to be a strong communicator, well organized, self-motivated, determined and enjoy working in a fast paced environment. Your customer service will be second to none. You will be experienced in cold call selling, creative marketing planning and experienced with digital. You will also be proficient in Excel and Word programs.

Competition closes December 22, 2015

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SALES

Advertising Consultant

Lisa Farquharson Publisher: REW Chilliwack lisa@blackpress.ca

Questions regarding this position or to obtain a copy of the full job description may be directed to Ashley Limb, Human Resources at 604-869-2411 or ashley.limb@ sd78.bc.ca

TRANSPORTATION

Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms

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EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM COORDINATOR

SUITES, LOWER

Large 2 bdrm apt in newer immaculate building, rarely available, for rent now. Brand new flooring throughout, fresh paint, spotlessly clean, f/s & d/w, in-suite laundry room plus shared avail. Includes parking, gas fireplace, covered balcony, extra storage, with res. caretaker in adult-oriented quiet building. N/P, N/S or loud noise permitted. Ref’s Req. Your safety and peaceful enjoyment is our top priority. $925 month. Call 604-860-4559

TREE SERVICES

SALES

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HOPE, Large, bright & updated 1 bdrm bsmt suite in house near Kawkawa lake. Private entrance, shared laundry. Utilities, internet & satellite incl. Ref. req. Avail. now. No pets. $800/mon. + deposit. Call 604-217-5358

HOPE,

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

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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.

FREE ITEM

PHILLIPS TREE SERVICES, Removals, Toppings. Free estimates & Fully Insured. Call 604-702-8247

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FOOD PRODUCTS

ALL Natural Pasture Raised Pork, antibiotic/hormone free, $2.75 lb. hanging wgt. Call/email Val @604796-8594 info@mariahfarm.ca

ARTIFICIAL CHRISTMAS TREES and some decorations. Call 604796-9877 or 604-793-8107

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: • Proficient in Sage Accounting or Quickbooks software • Ability to set up and maintain the Society’s bookkeeping practices • Ability to work independently and within deadlines

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

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PETS

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

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

This contracted position is for approximately 12 hours per month. Interested applicants should submit their resume/qualifications and cover letter, along with proposed contract details to: AdvantageHOPE Attention: Tammy Shields, Executive Director executivedirector@advantagehope.ca   PO Box 37, Hope, BC  V0X 1L0 Hope Visitor Centre at 919 Water Avenue.  

WINDOWS

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

AdvantageHOPE (Hope Business & Development Society) wishes to hire, on a contract basis, an individual or company to provide bookkeeping duties.

Closing Date: December 31, 2015 Start Date: January 2016

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

ELECTRICAL

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On behalf of your District Council it is my pleasure to wish you and yours the very best for the Christmas Season. Hopefully you will have time to relax with family and other loved ones to reflect on the victories of this past year and make exciting plans for a great 2016.    Looking back on 2015 I can recollect many joyous times and also some major challenges.  A good example of what Hope has to offer was during the ice storm. The storm caused much unavoidable damage and inconvenience and there were countless instances of neighbours helping neighbours, strangers volunteering to assist others in need and a sense of unity and common purpose was generated by this adversity. Although no one would have hoped for such as event, it certainly showed how great a Wilfried Vicktor heart for serving others the people of Hope have! Mayor   During the past year I have been very impressed with the District Council and Staff and their commitment to move the District of Hope forward towards a bright future. Equally impressive is the volunteerism that was shown by countless members of the community over the past year. For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to dive in and volunteer for our community, perhaps this activity might be a suitable topic for a New Year’s resolution!   Concluding, I would like to wish you and your family health, happiness and prosperity for 2016 and I look forward to working with and for you in the next 12 months.   A loud and sincere Merry Christmas!!

How time flies. I just got started at this MLA job and it’s already more than half over.  Come to think of it, the same is true with my life!    That’s why I’m maximizing on Christmas.  Not only on gifts and good food, but also on warmth of spirit, hospitality, love of family, and on the fabulous history of Jesus’ birth.   Laurie Throness, MLA However you celebrate, time is short - so do it with passion! Chilliwack-Hope   I and my staff: Dagmar, Sheila and Kathy, want to thank you for the privilege of serving you for another year. We wish for you and yours all the blessings of the holiday season, and a healthy and prosperous 2016.

It is my pleasure as your Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Hope to wish you the very best at this special time of year. Many of us will be blessed with the opportunity to join with loved ones in celebrating this season of peace and goodwill together. As we gather, let us be mindful of the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces who will spend this Christmas away from their families so that our families can be safe and secure. We can never thank them enough for their service and sacrifice.

Mark Strahl, MP Chilliwack-Hope

As Christians, we celebrate the birth of Immanuel –“God with us”. My hope is that regardless of your circumstances, the message of Christmas, “God with us”, brings you comfort and joy.

From my family to yours, may you have a blessed Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

During this family season, our thoughts turn to our children and their formative years. We want a future for them that is better than our present is. We want them to be happy and successful. In short, we want them to have a positive start with a good education and a desire to continue their training after graduation so that they become fulfilled adults (and stay out of our basements!). As the board of education, we collectively want the same things. We know it is a joint effort between home and school, and we applaud those parents who recognize this names? relationship and support it. We value our teachers, administrators and support staff that welcome children and their parents, and respect their influences to the total. Our district motto is “everyone pulling together.” It exemplifies the contributions we know everyone makes in their own roles. This Christmas, when you are counting your blessings, please include the various people you know in the school system that are helping to make your children’s future as bright as it can be. On behalf of School District 78 and the Fraser-Cascade board of education, we wish you a very happy Christmas. Past School Board Chair, Ron Johnstone and Current School Board Chair, Linda Kerr


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On behalf of the RCMP officers and staff of the Hope Community Policing Office Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment, I would like to wish each of you a wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year.

Fires during the holiday season injure British Columbians each year and cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Here are some simple life-saving steps that can prevent fires: • Keep Christmas trees, wrapping and decorations away from heat sources. • Keep your real Christmas tree fresh by watering it often or use a fire resistant artificial tree.

Tom DeSorcy, Fire Chief District of Hope Fire Department

• Use only lights which have been tested and labelled by an approved testing laboratory and always turn tree lights off before leaving home or going to sleep. Consider using approved timers to preset the on and off times.

Karol Rehdner, Staff Sergeant NCO i/c Hope/Boston Bar RCMP

• Use non-combustible containers for tea lights and votive candles.

• Place candles in a location where they can’t be knocked over or come in contact with combustible items and blow out all candles before leaving the room or going to bed.

I would like to thank everyone in Area “B” for their continued support in 2015. It has been an honour serving you for another year.

• Ensure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and in each sleeping area. In fact smoke alarms make excellent gifts but remember they don’t last forever, so replace yours if they are more than 10 years old.

I hope that when looking back on the past year that everyone will be able to say that in their lives ”The Good has outweighed The Bad.”

When preparing your holiday meal remember that a stovetop fire can start in a flash: • Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking. • Keep all combustible items a safe distance away from the stove. This includes tea towels, wooden or plastic spoons and paper towels. • Keep a lid near the stove to smother flames if a fire starts in a pot. From all of us at the District of Hope Fire Department have a Safe and Merry Christmas.

Dennis Adamson Electoral Area “B” Director (Yale, Sunshine Valley, Spuzzum, Othello, Laidlaw, Dogwood Valley, Choate and Emory Creek)

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e had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf. And I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself. - “A Visit From St. Nicholas” Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Santa Claus. Santa will forever be ingrained in the holiday season, serving as an endearing symbol of the season for so many.

Parents typically go to great lengths to ensure their children enjoy the holiday season. By keeping the magic of Santa alive, parents can add a special touch to the holiday season for their youngsters. There are plenty of ways to encourage this spirit to live on year after year.

Read an uplifting story. The holidays are ripe with stories that tug at the heartstrings. Parents can take their children to the library and rent a Christmas tale or take home a book of holiday stories, reading a different one before bed each night. Encourage children to write their own positive stories of what the holidays mean to them and read them aloud to family and friends. The book “101 Ways to Keep the Spirit of Santa Alive: For “Kids” From 1 to 92” by John Hagerman is a great way to get

everyone in the house enthusiastic about Santa.

Keep the magic flowing.

In addition to the standard traditions of leaving cookies and milk out for the jolly old man, come up with new ways to evoke the essence of Santa. Start some of your own traditions around the house.

neighbours. These activities put the emphasis on giving. Keeping the tradition of Santa Claus alive can help adults and children alike enjoy a more festive holiday season.

Spend time with Santa. Parents and children alike have many opportunities to spend time with Santa during the holiday season, including photo opportunities at the mall and personalized videos sent directly to youngsters’ email accounts. Elf dolls and breakfast with Santa at a nearby restaurant are other opportunities to spread the magic. Make the most of these opportunities over the course of the holiday season.

Spread some Christmas cheer. Santa’s job is to bring presents to the world’s children. Channel the notion that giving is better than receiving and spend time giving back to others as a family. Schedule a day when you can distribute gifts at a community centre or donate gifts to an organization helping families get through the holidays. Bake cookies and deliver cellophane-wrapped dishes to all of your

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aily exercise need not fall by the wayside during the hectic holiday season. Between decking the halls, visiting family and attending holiday parties, it may seem like there is little time to maintain a workout routine. While the holiday season is an especially busy time of year, men and women who plan and stay dedicated to their routines do not need to let their health fall by the wayside until January. Here’s some tips to stay on course with your fitness routine during this busy time:

throughout the rest of your day, and you can use that time to meet the demands of the holiday season.

Get a trainer or a workout buddy. It’s far easier to blow off a workout when you go it alone. However, if you have a workout partner who is counting on you and vice versa, you may be less inclined to miss a workout - even when you’re not especially motivated to hit the gym.

Try new activities.

Treat exercise as any other obligation on the calendar. Make it a necessity and not a luxury. Schedule time for workouts, even if it means removing something else from your agenda.

Don’t worry about the length of your workouts. If you’re accustomed to an hourlong workout but cannot fit in more than 20 minutes on some days, don’t skip the workout simply because it’s shorter. Make the most of that time by targeting larger, core muscles.

Change your schedule. You may need to alter your daily schedule to fit in gym workouts or other exercise. Try getting up earlier and heading out prior to work or school. This will open up time

Workouts need not be limited to exercises in the gym. Plenty of activities work the body and burn calories. Sledding, ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding are just a few winter sports that can help you stay in shape.

Choose a hotel with a pool or gym. If holiday travel is on your itinerary, select a hotel that has fitness equipment. This way you can keep up with your routine. Even swimming a few laps in an indoor pool can provide a cardiovascular workout while you’re on vacation. Remember, it only takes a two-week break from exercise to experience a fitness regression, and you will only have to work harder to get back to your current fitness level if you let exercise slide too long.

Add short, high-intensity exercises. Burn more calories in less time with high-intensity

workouts. This way you won’t need to schedule as much time for workouts but will still get the benefit of exercise.

Transform chores into exercise opportunities. See that vacuum cleaner, rake or broom as a piece of exercise equipment. While cleaning up for holiday company, turn on the radio and get your heart pumping, too. Do leg raises while you’re preparing meals or do some pushups off of the kitchen counter.

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Keep poinsettias looking great through the holidays A long with the fragrant evergreens and twinkling lights synonymous with the holiday season, poinsettias make up a key component of holiday decorating. Unlike holly and some of the other greenery that is commonly associated with the holidays, poinsettias do not naturally thrive in the colder temperatures. These plants originate in southern Mexico and were considered an exotic plant.

exposure to low temperatures, even if they are only exposed for short periods of time. They should be wrapped and protected against the elements when brought home. For maximum plant life, poinsettias need to be placed near a warm, sunny window, or another area that has ample amounts of light. They thrive in temperatures between 60 and 75 F and should be kept away from warm or cold drafts.

Poinsettias can be fickle plants and ones that gardening novices may find challenging to maintain. The plants are comprised of green foliage, colourful (often red) flower bracts, and the actual flowers of the plants, which are the red or green button-like parts nestled in the centre of the bracts.

Water the plant whenever the surface feels dry to the touch. Water until it drains out the bottom, but don’t let the plant sit in water. Over- or underwatering can cause leaves to drop prematurely and wilt. If your home lacks in humidity, you may need to water the plant more frequently. Poinsettias do not need to be fertilized while the plant is in bloom.

Because they are a tropical plant, poinsettias can be damaged by

Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not poisonous to humans or animals,

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but they should not be ingested due to the potential for allergic reactions. Poinsettias can help remove pollutants from indoor air, which is advantageous during the winter months when doors and windows are typically kept closed. Select plants that have dark green foliage and no low or damaged leaves. This ensures the best success for keeping poinsettias looking healthy and vibrant throughout the holiday season.

Through the spirit of friendship & in appreciation of the support you have given us over the year, we would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, good health & all the Best in 2016!

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all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It’s run by a big Eastern syndicate you know.”

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Wishing a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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ift cards are a staple of the holiday season. Often a go-to gift when other options just do not seem to suffice, gift cards remove the worry about whether or not the item will fit or if it's the right colour or model. Gift cards can make ideal gifts because they are chosen with the recipients' likes and tastes in mind while allowing recipients to shop without spending their own money.

Today's gift cards are better than those of yesteryear, which typically came with expiration dates and onerous fees. Although gift cards have many positive attributes, it's difficult to overlook that gift cards are viewed as a safe gift lacking in originality. Still, giving a gift card can remove some of the excitement of unwrapping a mystery gift. By employing a few creative tips, gift cards can be fun and unique.

Scavenger Hunt Have the gift recipient work a little in a clever way for the gift. Plant clues around the house that will gradually lead to the hiding spot where the gift card is stashed. Clues can include witty poetic verses or tie into recipients' personal interests.

a theme. For example, a gift card for a spa massage may be complemented by lotions, massage oil and a terry-cloth robe. These items can all be packaged together in a decorative basket to make the entire gift eye-catching and appealing.

Themed Wrapping Place the gift card inside of an item that epitomizes the gift. A card for a bookstore can be nestled inside of the pages of a classic book. A gift card to a hair salon can be attached to the end of a hairbrush. For those gifting to a favourite coffee shop, place the gift card inside of an empty coffee mug. For movie theater fans, put a theatre gift card nestled in a box of popcorn and have the recipient search for it!

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Nesting Boxes Another way to present a gift card is to hide it inside of a box that looks like any other gift. However, once the person unwraps the gift, he or she will discover another wrapped box inside. This prank can be repeated over and over as many times as desired until the gift card is unearthed.

Gift Basket A gift card can be ensconced with other trinkets and tied into

Offering a gift card as a present is entitling the recipient to a day of shopping. Wrap the card with a reusable shopping tote so that he or she can carry purchases inside. You can monogram the bag with initials or even decorate it. Otherwise, purchase a new wallet and place the gift card inside. Wrap the wallet and encourage the recipient to go on a spree.

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Best Wishes from Ed, Janet, Naomi, Rebecca, Amber

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Advent Walk

The traditional Advent Walk, held on the first Monday of Advent in Hope began with songs of Advent at the Hope United Church, before lighting the lantern and heading out into the night to visit all the denominations in Hope.

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The holiday season is the perfect time to spread the feeling of love and friendship. In honor of this, our team would like to wish Season’s Greetings to the entire community.

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Hanging stockings with care M antles adorned with garland and other holiday trinkets make fireplaces come alive for Christmas. That magic is only enhanced by hanging Christmas stockings, which are just waiting to be filled with goodies for good girls and boys. Those without a fireplace often hang stockings from windowsills and stairway banisters.

No written record exists to explain the origin of hanging stockings on fireplace mantles. Despite this, many people link the tradition to a tale about St. Nicholas. As that story goes, St. Nicholas was traveling through a village when he overheard the plight of three women. They were poor, and their father could not afford an ample dowry to marry them off. Rather than have them end up spinsters, St. Nicholas secretly tossed bags of coins through a window (or down the chimney, depending on which

version of the story you read or hear), and they were captured in the girls’ stockings hanging to dry by the fire. The family was overjoyed to have received such riches.

Soon news traveled about the mysterious money in stockings, and other children left out stockings for St. Nicholas to capture their own gifts.

The tradition has transformed over the years, and now many children hang stockings by the chimney with the expectation that the stockings will be filled with gifts from Santa. Traditions once suggested that only gifts from Santa were left in stockings, while gifts placed beneath the tree were from family, but that has since changed. Stockings are now meant to hold small gifts while larger items are placed under the tree.

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Over 60 children and parents participated in the Letters to Santa event at the Hope Library this past weekend. Thanks to University of the Fraser Valley, Michelle Vandepol, Friends of the Hope Library, Sonja Payne, Hope Early Years Table, Darla Dickinson, Hope Arts Council, Pam Smith and Nancy Dobson and Father Christmas Ian Williams.

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Happy Holidays! With the true meaning of Christmas in our hearts, we would like to offer our best wishes for peace, happiness and prosperity to you and your family.

Thank you and best wishes from all of us at KENNEDY, JENSEN BARRISTERS & SOLICITORS

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May your holidays be a delightful mix of good friends, good food and good cheer, at this most festive time and throughout the entire year.

Merry Christmas

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Some new twists on classic hot chocolate F

ew things are more comforting than sitting under a warm afghan and sipping a mug of steaming hot chocolate during the holidays. Hot chocolate seems tailor-made for chilly damp evenings, providing the perfect indulgence while watching a favourite holiday film, entertaining friends around the holidays or warming up after a day spent outside.

works nicely with the heat of hot chocolate, imparting y cane or candy y a wonderful aroma as well. Melt a candy mint in the mug and enjoy.

Caramel Pair a rich, dark or semi-sweet hot chocolate with a swirl of caramel. The caramel will add sweetness and extra creaminess to the blend.

Peppermint Peppermint and hot chocolate can make for an interesting contrast. The cooling nature of peppermint

Add a splash of coffee to the hot chocolate for an instant boost of caffeine and some mocha flavouring.

Whipped cream Create the flavour combination of a chocolate cream pie with a generous dollop of whipped cream. For a truly rich flavour, make a batch of fresh whipped cream, which will also thicken the hot chocolate.

The terms “hot chocolate” and “hot cocoa” are used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two different beverages. Hot chocolate is made from shaved solid chocolate, which contains both cocoa and cocoa butter. Hot cocoa is made from cocoa powder, which alone does not constitute full chocolate. Either drink can be delicious, and many people prefer one over the other. While traditional hot chocolate is a favourite for many, there are ways to make this beloved beverage more unique. By experimenting with flavour combinations, hot chocolate can become new again each day. The following are some flavourful ingredients you may want to try to spice up your next cup of hot chocolate.

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Coconut milk Invoke the tropics by substituting coconut milk for regular milk. You may feel like you’re on your own private island.

Peanut butter Few people can resist the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Melt a spoonful of peanut butter into the beverage and enjoy.

Nutmeg What nutmeg does for eggnog it also can do for hot chocolate. Nutmeg offers that earthy bite that calls to mind long days baking in the kitchen.

Chile powder Chile can add a little kick to hot chocolate that works surprisingly well. Add just enough to offer a little tingle of residual heat at the back of your throat. This concoction also may help clear up a case of congestion or the sniffles.

Liqueur Enhance hot chocolate with your favourite liqueurs. Orange and raspberry flavourings work well, or try a creamy spirited beverage, like Kahlua or Irish cream.

Marshmallows Of course one of the simplest ways to dress up hot chocolate is to fill the mug to the brim with sweet marshmallows.

The Staff and Board of Hope & Area Transition Society would like to thank all the organizations, tradespeople and volunteers who give so generously of their time, resources and talents to our services and programs. We appreciate this all year-round and especially at Christmas.

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Christmas morning time saver breakfast I f Christmas morning greets you with a house full of family and guests buzzing with excitement to start the day, and you don’t know when you’ll find the time to prepare a breakfast given all you have to do, here’s a suggestion. Prepare breakfast the day before and on Christmas morning, sit back and relax with your first cup of coffee!

Directions:

Ingredients: 16 slices of bread (crust removed)

3. In a bowl beat eggs, salt and pepper. Add dry mustard, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and tabasco.

thinly sliced ham

4. Pour over the bread, cover and let stand overnight.

sliced or grated sharp cheddar cheese

5. In the morning melt the butter and pour over the top. Cover with crushed cornflakes.

6 eggs

1. In a 9x13” glass, buttered baking dish, put 8 slices of bread, placing the pieces to cover the bottom of the dish.

2. Cover the bread with slices of ham and cheese and then cover with the last 8 slices of bread.

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6. Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 350F. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1/4 cup green pepper - finely chopped 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 3 cups whole milk

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From my family to yours

I wish everyone a Joyous and Merry Christmas and hopefully a New Year filled with Health, Happiness, and prosperity!

-Mike Baird

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2016! Wayne, Gerry & Jessica Dyble; Clint & Larissa Peters relyble@telus.net

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & a year of happiness & good health in 2016

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December 17, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard