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Accident claims life of 71-year-old Hope driver The RCMP’s Fraser Valley Traffic Services is investigating a fatal collision which claimed the life of a 71-yearold Hope man when his logging truck crashed on Lougheed Highway in Deroche. On Dec. 21 at 12:30 p.m. Fraser Valley Traffic Services attended the scene of a loaded logging truck that flipped over on

Lougheed Highway, westbound just after the Nicomen Slough Bridge. The truck left the westbound lanes, flipped on its side and came to rest in the eastbound lanes. “Given the magnitude of this crash and the loss of the load, we are fortunate no other vehicles were involved,” said Cpl. Ronda McEwen of BC RCMP

Traffic Services. Lougheed Highway was closed in both directions late into the evening as the incident was investigated and the truck and logs were safely removed from the roadway. The Integrated Collision and Reconstructionist Service (ICARS), Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement (CVSE) and the BC Coroner’s Service

also attended the scene to assist. The truck driver has been identified as long-time Hope resident Floyd De Smoker. “Our investigation is on-going and any witnesses who have not already spoken with police are asked to contact Fraser Valley Traffic Services at 604-7024039,” said Cpl. McEwen.


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Residents of Hope will soon have a say in council’s decisions about what many call an increasing rodent problem in the town. District staff will be collecting public input about the ongoing issue of pest control in the community, it was decided last week during a Committee of the Whole meeting at District Hall. Staff are still finalizing what form exactly that public consultation will take in the new year, but it was suggested in the committee meeting that data be collected as to whether Hope residents see rodents and other pests as problems, what those problems are, and how they could be solved. “That may be a step forward to getting some data that council and staff are seeking and then we can maybe focus our efforts together in seeing what can be done within reason so council can make the best decision possible,” said CAO John Fortoloczky with his recommendation. The motion to gather public input was passed at the end of a half hour discussion about how the district should best control the pest population—or the humans influencing it—or if it should play a role at all. In his presentation to start the discussion, Fortoloczky clarified that the solid waste collection bylaw and the good neighbour bylaw already deal with rodent control in the first place and that further changes or additions would best take place as part of the latter. Current regulations are vague, he noted, so clarity and firm measurements should be a part of any changes where enforcing a bylaw is concerned. Where residents are concerned the main examples that lead to more rats and other pests include the accumulation of yard waste (a known nesting place for rats), presence of bird feeders and open compost. As measuring and regulating these practices is difficult, direction from council in the past has largely focused on educating the public and providing the tools for individual management of the problem. “Obviously any decision council makes would have to come with enforceability,” said Mayor Wilfried Vicktor. “And given the amount of rodent infestation some areas have, I think personally an all out ban on bird feeders and outdoor feeding of wild animals would probably be a prudent way to go.” He questioned how those measures on quantities of allowed food could be determined for enforcement. “Where do you draw that line?” Vicktor asked. “I think we have to be all or nothing.” But councillor Bob Erickson said he can’t see outright banning of feeders as a solution, pointing to the enjoyment elderly people get from having the functional ornaments on their property. “I have a farm and about two years ago we started getting rats coming,” Erickson said. “And I have a hay loft and I have grain, so are you going to ban me from having hay and having grain sitting up there?” His solution is to set traps and check them regularly, something he said works fine. Councillor Gerry Dyble agreed with Erickson and added that the educational component should be a big part of any solution, along with looking into how enforcement can best be accomplished. “And continual complaint when there is an issue with a neighbour who’s not complying,” she added. With all the talk of rats and rodents in council though the district hasn’t received many complaints, councillor Scott Medlock said. He’s heard from concerned citizens, but said they’re largely taking care of the problem on their own with traps and other methods. “So I don’t think that they believe it’s the District of Hope’s responsibility to take care of them,” Medlock said. “They’re doing it themselves. So I guess at what point do you get the District of Hope to step in?” Without complaints to the district and investigations into whether or not there is a problem, he said banning feeders and grain should wait. The public feedback report is expected to be back in front of council by the end of February.


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Year In Review ers, someone is going to gain the upper hand. The annual hockey games raises money for the Cops for Cancer fund, which works in conjunction with the Canadian Cancer Society. The game is held in memory of Tyler Wells, a Hope teen who died of cancer in 2007.

Here are a few of the stories that were making news in 2015

January Hope is finally thawing out after being hit with a severe ice storm earlier this week. Environment Canada meteorologist Greg Pearce said the community hasn’t experienced a storm like this in decades. About 5-10 cm of snow fell on the ground over the weekend prior to 15-20 mm of ice in some areas around Hope.

An elderly man lost control of his vehicle on Dec. 27 at about 3:20 p.m. and smashed into the brick wall and window of Bee’s Food Market on Wallace Street. The vehicle caused extensive damage to the outside, but luckily no one was hurt. The Chilliwack-Hope federal NDP and Pipe UpNetwork have teamed up to co-host a public townhall meeting next week, entitled “Protecting Our Waterways.” Seonaigh MacPherson has announced her intention to run as the next federal NDP candidate for the new riding of Chilliwack-Hope in the 2015 election. B.C.’s Crown prosecutors are revising how they deal with vulnerable victims and witnesses to

It’s an wintery start to the new year as an ice storm brings down branches, cuts power and coats roads in ice.

crime in response to the 2012 Missing Women Inquiry findings that their mishandling of one woman may have let serial killer Robert Pickton extend his murder spree for years. AdvantageHOPE has been given the green light to manage the Station House project. Council voted 4-2 in favour of finalizing an agreement on Monday night, which will see AdvantageHOPE move forward with the initial stages of transforming the historic building into the community’s visitor centre and museum.

for the TV movie “The Hollow,” which involves a small town inhabited by a “Killer Vine.” Action included a jackknifed truck in the middle of the road, an actor firing a number of simulated gunshots in front of Baker’s Books, and a small propane fireball beside a pickup truck parked on the street. Campsite fees are going up at provincial

parks around B.C. this spring. After March 15, a night under the stars at the Lightning Lakes campground in Manning Park goes from $28 to $33 per night, while campsites in Coldspring, Hampton and Mule Deer increase from $21 to $23. This is year nine of the Battle of the Badges in Hope — and with four wins each for the RCMP and the firefight-

A sewer line running underneath Kawkawa Lake ruptured on Sunday. The district has since taken measures to shut down the pump station and First Class Waste tanker trucks are on site to transport sewage until the necessary repairs are made. A dive team is expected in Hope this week to assess and fix the line. Hope and District Arts Council has been awarded a $16,000 grant from

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Two people known to police were arrested during a recent drug bust in Hope. On Jan. 22 at about 10:30 a.m., members of the Hope RCMP general investigation section along with general duty officers and members of the Chilliwack drug section executed a search warrant at a home on Douglas Street near Third Avenue.

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In the late afternoon of Jan. 4, Hope RCMP responded to a complaint of two backcountry skiers that had separated from their group and were lost in the Falls Lake area along the Coquihalla Highway. The pair of skiers later separated from one another. Hope Search and Rescue conducted a ground search remaining in contact with the lost skiers by cell phone.

Site preparation for the new addition at Coquihalla elementary school is now underway. Unitech Construction has been hired to manage the project, which will see an extra four classrooms built, additional washrooms, and the covered play area enclosed.

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REVIEW from page 3 It’s certainly not for everybody — but minor hockey referee Blake Deschenes says his is, “one of the best part-time jobs you can get, if you’re in high school.” The 17-yearold figures he has worked in about 200 games, so far this season, in roughly equal parts as referee and linesman.

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Hope is in mourning after a horrific and tragic accident took the lives of three promising young men in a car crash on Highway One, early Friday morning. “Everyone is very concerned obviously and it’s a very unfortunate circumstance that we have —we have three talented young people that will leave a huge hole in the community and I had a chance to visit with the families and they’re very close-knit and supporting each other,” said Mayor Wilfried Vicktor.

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The Hope Adult Hockey League got together at the WinterWindup for back-to-back tournaments at the Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services Hockey Arena, Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th.

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Angela Sutherland will be representing Canada in the Top Model Worldwide 2015 competition. The 24-year-old Hope resident was chosen as a grand finalist from more than 4,000 entries to compete March 13-14 in London, U.K.

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Pillar of the community and legendary centenarian Jean Scott, who recently passed away just shy of her 103rd birthday was an iconic figure, a social activist, and a staunch promoter of women. She was instrumental in the conception of the Hope and Area Transition Society(HATS), which was named after her in 1996.

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At the recent Hope and District Chamber of Commerce Meeting MLA Laurie Throness gave an insightful and thorough presentation on the latest Provincial Budget, demonstrating through fiscal realities that the B.C. budget is in a healthy state of affairs.

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Hope Mountain Centre volunteers were out in force at Hope’s new Bike Park on Saturday, March 21st, braving the rain to clean up branches and debris left by January’s ice storm. The clean-up is in preparation for the return of park designer

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Jay Hoots and his team of builders who will be completing the park later this spring. It was a sold-out event for Chilliwack-Hope federal Liberal candidate Louis De Jaeger Sunday night featuring special guest, Dr. Hedy Fry, MP for Vancouver Centre. Organizers raised more than $15,000 at the glitzy, redthemed Diner en Rouge.

April Local pharmacist Lindsay Kufta is on the brink of groundbreaking research at the Hope Pharmasave in a pilot genomics project that could potentially change the face of medicine forever. “I’m excited to be to be involved in a project that could greatly improve patient care through genome science,” Kufta told The Hope Standard. Marj McKercher (centre) with her great-great grandchildren turned 95 on Wednesday, April 1st. She is one of seven children and moved to Hope five years ago from Creighton, Saskatchewan. The family matriarch loves to square dance, knit and eat ice cream and not necessarily in that order. She has ten grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and nine great-great grand-

children. Scott Misumi retires after 22 years of service at the District of Hope as the Director of Community Development. Constituents met at the District of Hope Chambers to celebrate. Misumi’s lifetime contributions to Hope on Tuesday, March 31. The BC Electoral Boundaries Commission asked for input from the community of Hope on its recent preliminary report at the local Golf Course on Tuesday, April 14th. The public forum was held by the commission and opposing views were heard loud and clear. Local resident and former Hope practitioner Dr. Ernie Murakami is on the verge of a medical breakthrough that could revolutionize the face of medicine and upset a potentially grossly misdiagnosed population according to his extensive life’s research on Lyme disease. School children from Silver Creek Elementary battle it out at their home gym in a tug of war match, during a visit from the B.C. Lions on Monday, April 20th. Player Courtney Taylor spoke of rising up and meeting challenges with a winning attitude and perseverance, while imparting the message that big things can happen if you keep going. Highway 1 users will welcome a $3.4 million repaving project between Bridal Veil Falls and Hope. Th e project is designed to improve the safety conditions along a 37.5 kilometre stretch of the TransCanada Highway.

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The Government of Canada announced $10 million in Budget 2014 for the expansion and improvement of snowmobile and recreation trails across the country, administered under the National Recreational Trails Program (NRTP). Hope Mountain Centre is one of several B.C. non-profits that has received trail funding after applying to the NRTP. Continued: REVIEW/ p5


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Year In Review B.C. started the week with seven new wildfires on its map, for a total of 470 recorded so far in a hot start to the remarkable 2015 forest fire season. Due to extremely hot and dry conditions and a forecast that predicts more of the same, the District of Hope is issuing a Campfire Ban effective at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 26th.

May Each parent in a family of four currently needs to make $17.27 an hour in order to obtain basic needs and “maintain a decent standard of living,” says a local group. Living Wage Fraser Valley (LWFV), hosted by Vibrant Abbotsford, has calculated the 2015 “living wage” for the area from Abbotsford to Hope/Boston Bar. The children of Coquihalla Elementary School will be setting the stage on fire with their upcoming adaptation of Rapunzel. Kindergartners all the way through grade six are set to be featured in the contemporary style play, designed and facilitated by the Missoula C h i l d r e n ’s T h e a t r e Company. 16-year-old Karam Shergill earned a gold and a bronze medal at the Canadian National wrestling championships in New Brunswick, last month. The gold came in the cadet (grade 9 and 10) 100-115 kilo freestyle wrestling class and the bronze came in juvenile Greco-Roman, where Shergill was competing against boys aged 17 and 18. A twelve day Adventure Trek with Earthbound Expeditions to celebrate her 50th birthday and that of her sister-in-law Deanna Empey, left Hope resident Shelley Empey amidst the survivors and chaos of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, which was tragically followed by a second earthquake, rated at 7.3 in magnitude on May 12th. On May 9th, in front of a standing ovation and massive audience at the 30th Anniversary Police Victim Services Conference in Burnaby, B.C., Marianne BrueckertPreston received the 2015 Police Victim Services of B.C. — 2015 Awards of Excellence Program Staff “Leadership Award.” Hope has a distinct record

Fire destroys two local businesses in June.

of two employees from the Hope/Boston Bar RCMP Victim Service Program receiving this award, one in 2010 and 2015. Members of Hope Search and Rescue recently completed their certification in the Swiftwater Level 2 and Tracking Awareness (TAC) courses. Arnold McEwen and Larry Stephens, successfully finished the Level 2, while Shanon Fisher, Margaret Gauthier and Jon Utz completed TAC. Nicola Valley residents overwhelmingly called for the community of Hope to join their provincial electoral district during a public meeting yesterday. B.C.’s electoral boundaries commission held its second meeting in Kamloops — this time to take submissions on its preliminary report, produced last year after a first round of public consultations. After 31 years, the McKinney’s recently said farewell to Hell’s Gate Airtram. Brian and Deb McKinney, called themselves fortunate, after deciding to leave the mass tourist attraction, following the sale of their family business in September of last year. A much anticipated and controversial debate, regarding the request of additional funding for reparations, necessary, to make the Station House functional on the most basic of levels as a tourist information centre

and museum ensued at an adhoc meeting, prior to regular council on Monday night. Kids of all ages, shapes and sizes showed up at Boston Bar/ North Bend’s 2015 May Day Festival on Saturday, May 23rd, for a sunny tribute to the beginning of summer.

June Two local businesses were decimated late Saturday night after a blaze that began around 9:30 p.m. erupted, savagely destroying Canyon Carpets and three residential apartments within the structure on Wallace Street, before moving onto neighbouring business Jay’s Appliance and Repair. On a recent trip to Victoria, MLA Laurie Throness handed over a petition of 396 signatures in favour of keeping the current Chilliwack-Hope riding. The valedictory address was met with cheers as Emma Pearce and Blake Deschenes spoke candidly about the course of their Hope Secondary School journey and their plans after graduation. “The possibilities are endless. We are your next generation of thinkers, problem solvers, game changers, designers, and inventors. We may come from a small town, but we are not smallminded. We are filled with ambition and we will go places.”

Directly Affected appeared in Hope for a screening of its new documentary which tells the stories of West Coast residents who could be impacted by the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. It was met with a series of oppositional voices by concerned citizens and First Nations representatives including Grand Chief Ronald John of the Chawathil First Nations and his wife Patricia John. The recent passing of beloved 76-year-old resident Jim Sinclair and former School Board Trustee Chair for the Fraser Cascade School District 78 of over thirty years, was felt across Hope, as flags were lowered to half mast in his honour by the School District this week. Friends, colleagues, and family members graciously remembered Jim when he passed on Saturday, June 13th, not only a pillar in the community, but a man with an endearing sense of humour and a passion for living, a man who loved everyone and was loved back without question, while fighting for the betterment of children wherever he went. The 2015 Hope Bike Park opening was a heroic success, as the community rallied around the superheroes who organized and contributed to the completion of the project. Crowds gathered to watch novice and advanced riders take flight, skid, and rustle up some dust as they showed off their skills.

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Fire safety first As we prepare to flip the calendar to a new year, this is a good opportunity to think about the future – both for ourselves and our families. And what better way to ensure that future than to take a few minutes to check that all your fire detectors are working properly. A recent study shows many of us are taking the message to heart – fatalities from residential fires dropped by 65 per cent in B.C. last year, with much credit for the decrease attributed to a campaign that launched in 2012 that focussed on raising awareness of using smoke alarms. But despite those statistics, the fact is, too many of us continue to gamble – intentionally or otherwise – with our lives and those of our loved ones. Perhaps it’s the “it won’t happen to me” mentality that prevents some of us from taking the step. Perhaps none of us have lost anyone to fire, so the chance it could happen in our homes – could injure or kill our children, our spouses, even our pets – doesn’t even come to mind. Financial cost of the added safety is certainly not prohibitive; consider for a moment how many of us spend $5 twice a week for a one-in-14-million chance of winning the Lotto 6/49 jackpot. It’s a much riskier gamble to put a smoke-alarm purchase (many cost less than $20) on the back burner. A study of residential structure fires in B.C. from 2006 to 2011 showed that 79 per cent of 170 fire-related deaths occurred in homes without a working smoke alarm – emphasizing the fact it’s also not enough just to have an alarm; we must routinely check it to ensure it’s working. It’s a fact that we can’t 100 per cent prevent a fire. And the reality is, there’s no guarantee if a fire breaks out in our homes, that we’ll get out alive. But why lessen those odds of survival?

Passages of 2015: Bill Bennett B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher The death of former B.C. premier Bill Bennett on Dec. 4 prompted the traditional round of polite tributes. He was the man from Kelowna who remade Vancouver, with SkyTrain, BC Place stadium and Expo 86 to put the city on the world map. He won three majority governments before handing over the steering wheel of a smoothly running Social Credit Party to Bill Vander Zalm. Outside B.C., the wire service obituaries ran to a few paragraphs, defining Bennett first as the “architect of financial restraint in the province.” It seems an ordinary notion today, but when Bennett unleashed his “restraint program” on the B.C. government in 1983, it was presented

as a right-wing coup on a socialist utopia. I was in journalism school in Vancouver when unions organized a general strike and mass street demonstrations under the banner of Operation Solidarity, appropriated from the struggle against Poland’s communist dictators. Their goal was to bring the recently re-elected government to its knees. The newly tabloid Vancouver Province, itself largely controlled by some of B.C.’s most militant unions, was a screeching banshee of the biglabour left. “Socred hitmen swoop on rights workers,” its front page declared after 400 layoff notices were issued to provincial staff. This propaganda was the public’s guide and my professional role model. A bit of background: the B.C. economy was in the grip of an international recession, hitting resource

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Year In Review and being recognized on an international level. In 1991, Hope began to define itself as the chainsaw carving capital of the world. An aging Douglas fi re tree in Memorial Park was found to be suffering from root rot, which was followed by an ingenious idea to carve the remaining trunk into a work of art.

JULY Seabird Island Band and Fraser Cascade School District (#78) recently signed a Local Education Agreement with a commitment to First Nations student achievement, strong literacy and numeracy, high graduation rates and a supportive educational environment which values Stó:lō language and culture. This agreement builds on the success of the partnership between Seabird and SD78 that has seen a rise in graduation rates of 35 percent a decade ago to 65 per cent today. An air quality advisory issued Sunday afternoon for Metro Vancouver is continuing and has been extended to the Fraser Valley as a result of smoke blowing into the region from wildfires raging across B.C. “Seeing these heavy smoke levels mix down to the ground is unprecedented for our region,”

The federal election campaign season has officially begun and voters now have until Oct. 19 to decide on a worthy candidate, and in ChilliwackHope that means consideration of at least a few new faces. Wildfires burning in Washington sent smoke into the valley, affecting air quality in Hope.

Apex Forest and Fire Wildfire Services firefighters Chris and Andy on scene near Carolin Mine Road, close to the Othello tunnels, put the finishing touches on a blaze that erupted Friday, July 3rd. The blaze was expected to be fully extinguished over a period of five days. B.C. officially intro-

duced its new Surrey Resource Centre and its one-of-a-kind First Link framework model to the local community. The Resource Centre is part of Th e Alzheimer’s Society’s massive expansion plans that will provide an extensive range of services to the South and East Fraser region. The

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Foundation, which acts as an arm of the Community Endowment Fund branch at Envision Financial, recently granted Hope Care Transit, a cheque for $18,000 to go toward the nonprofit organization’s dream of adding a wheelchair accessible van to the fleet. On July 18th, Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue was called by BCAS at 8:40 p.m. to assist with a young injured hiker near Nicomen Ridge in Manning Park. The individual was hiking with a group on the Heather Trail in Manning Park. Princeton SAR was called in for mutual aid due to the terrain and distance required to access the young hiker. Hope SAR ground teams set out on Hope Pass Trail in order to try to access the hiker. Former Coquihalla Elementary School students roasted Dr. David Rempel, for all it was worth at the Hope Curling Rink on Saturday, July 25. Laughter and tears were shared as the group reflected on cherished memories.

“Luctor et emergo” or “struggle and emerge” could certainly be the motto for the spawning steelhead trout in the Coquihalla River this month. Nature has given them a burning desire to reach the section of the river where they first appeared as fry — despite a huge obstacle that lies in their path. The river may be lower than usual for this time of year but the waterfalls below the upstream bridge at the Quintette Tunnels are still a formidable challenge. The NDP recently announced their candidate for the newly created Mission-Matsqui-Fraser Canyon riding. Dennis Adamson, also known as the people’s politician and the director for Electoral Area B in the Fraser

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Water use restrictions, inland fishing closures and a close watch on the warming Fraser River continue as drought conditions extend into a fourth month in B.C. The Fraser River discharge at Hope measured 31 per cent lower than normal Aug. 10, with the temperature at 19.2 C, one degree higher than average. Hope has many hidden treasures, not the least of which is the trove of remarkable people who call Hope home. One such person is Gordon Martin, an unassuming computer software designer who, along with his team, based mostly in Texas, has just bagged the top prize for literacy software in a world-wide contest sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID,) World Vision and the Australian government. Local 753 Waterworks Ltd. users are outraged

SEPTEMBER The Hope Fire Department recently escorted retired firefighter Colin Thompson from Vancouver to Hope during his tour to raise funds for PTSD. Thompson is riding from Vancouver to Colorado Springs (3000 km) to raise funds and awareness for PTSD amongst first responders (firefighter, paramedics and police.) Hope Secondary Student Karam Gill (grade 11) won first place in his category at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in wrestling from Aug 7 to 16. Gill’s hard work and dedication are seeing him rise to the top of the sport. He hopes to continue wrestling at SFU with a degree in science and eventually medicine at UBC, when he graduates in a couple of years. A male in need of medical attention was safely returned to hospital last Wednesday after RCMP were led to his hiding spot in the Coquihalla River by trusted police service dog — Duke. Continued: REVIEW/ p8

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Year In Review REVIEW from page 7 Red, white and pink — those are the colours you’re looking for, if you’re fishing for salmon on the Fraser River. After a total closure of two weeks, the Fraser fishery has reopened, with more opportunities for retention. The hot, dry summer and lower-thanexpected sockeye returns, prompted Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to not allow a sockeye sports fishery this season. Mayor Wilfried Vicktor addresses members of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Stewardship Division Water Management Branch at a public hearing about concerns over the recent tariff hikes for the 753 Waterworks Ltd., users in The District of Hope.

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related to a pending service rate and tariff increase. A woman estimated to be around 30 years old found herself wedged between two rocks in the Coquihalla River, Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. Hope Search and Rescue(HSAR) located the distraught woman at the Othello tunnels, near the third tunnel and called in Chilliwack Search and Rescue to help them get the woman to safety. The 47th annual Brigade Days celebration was the most successful ever, as a surplus of 4200 guests attended the three day event.

OCTOBER An official ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the partnership between School District No. 73, Thompson River University (TRU) and School District No. 78 commenced at HSS this past Wednesday during its welding open house event. Garbage dumping is rapidly becoming a problem in the District of

Hope. Several non-profit organizations within the community have experienced an onslaught of unwanted goods that are being dumped on their doorsteps — unusable items have to be extricated to the Sunshine Valley Transfer Station at a costly fee. A memorial has been erected in honour of the tragic passing of Jorin Clay Dann-Mills last week. Toys, gifts, flowers and prayers have been ongoing, since the tragedy occurred and as the mourning community ofHope, offers their respects to the boy and his family. Mark Strahl has hung on to his seat in Ottawa. But he’ll be moving to the opposition benches following his Conservative party’s stinging defeat to the Liberal Party on Monday. With some polls still counting, the Liberals were elected or leading in 184 ridings – more than enough to form the next majority government. A landmark barn in Laidlaw went up in flames Tuesday afternoon. The Klop family have been dairy farmers in the area

Firefighters battle a huge fire at the Klop farm in Laidlaw in October.

for generations. Yale First Nation made history on Friday when they opened their new Government office in Hope. The building was alive with guests, and members of its council and the chief, as traffic moved freely through the modern and bright space on 3rd avenue.

NOVEMBER The B.C. government is funding five extreme weather shelter spaces in Hope this winter to help people whose health and safety may be threatened by cold, wet weather. The

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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.

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Some Sto:lo leaders are calling for the immediate dismissal of Bob Plecas, and Grand Chief Ed John, from their roles as advisors to the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development. In a letter sent to Premier Christy Clark last week, Grand Chief Doug Kelly, president of Sto:lo Tribal Council (STC) said the just released report on child welfare by Plecas, “demonstrates a calloused and ignorant opinion” about indigenous and aboriginal children in government care. The report should be shelved right away, he said. A resolution approved by STC members on Dec. 18, is calling for Plecas to resign, and well as for Grand Chief Edward John to step down from his MCFD advisor role, — but for different reasons. The issues they raise about Chief John have more to do with the irreconcilable contradiction between his role as MCFD advisor, as well as being a member of the B.C. Leadership Council and First Nations Summit Task Group. Ernie Crey, newly elected chief of Cheam First Nation, backed the STC resolution calling for the resignations, along with Seabird Chief Clem Seymour. Crey said First Nations leaders should be consulted directly about issues relating to aboriginal children in care, and how MCFD resources should be spent, rather than the province allowing all that work and responsibility to fall solely on the shoulder of Chief John. As co-author of the book, Stolen From Our Embrace: The Abduction of First Nations Children and the Restoration of Aboriginal Communities, Crey a former social worker, has a very strong interest in issues around kids in care. “While there is a great deal of respect for Grand Chief Ed John, he should consider stepping away from his role as advisor,” Crey wrote on his

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (left) and Grand Chief Doug Kelly of First Nations Health Council stand in support of the provincial Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

Facebook page. “The Plecas report and its recommendations constitute a danger to the many thousands of Aboriginal children in B.C. government care. The Grand Chief should not let his good name be sullied by the cynical manoeuverings of the Clark government,” Mr. Crey added. The letter offers a scathing indictment of the report titled “Plecas review, Part One: Decision Time.” According to Kelly, Plecas’ report “ignored the needs of vulnerable children and families immersed in poverty” and said the advisor “reserves his self-serving empathy for MCFD social workers, Ministers, and senior executives.” Among other criticisms, the letter says many First Nations are fully supportive of the work of Representative of Child and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond, and object to what they view as an unjustified attack on the independent representative by moving toward the phasing out the role. Kelly said STC members want the premier to work with the Representative for Children and Youth, the First Nations Leadership Council, the First Nations Health Council and First Nations “to transform” children and family services. “We want to keep our children safe and our families together,” he wrote. Many Sto:lo hold Turpel-Lafond “in the highest regard” as an advocate. “She is a hero to us. We respect

and love her courage and her dedication to improving children and family services.” Turpel-Lafond has been highly critical of some ministry actions, and has pushed for increases in the number of front-line workers, and more MCFD funding. “When the Representative gives you this advice – you ignore it,” Kelly wrote to Premier Clark. “When Plecas gives you the same advice – you promise to act immediately. We are left to wonder about your motives and your promise to put families first.” The STC resolution states: “The Minister and Deputy Minister have stated in writing and in public that they are not required to consult First Nations leaders and organizations such as the First Nations Health Council because they hired Grand Chief Edward John, adding that his advisor role to MCFD “cannot be reconciled” with positions as a member of both the First Nations Summit Task Group and the BC Leadership Council. It points out that a huge number, roughly half of the 8000 children in the care of the ministry are aboriginal, and the interests of these children “are best served” by the independent voice and oversight provided by Turpel-Lafond’s position as the Representative, rather than the job being collapsed into the work of MCFD.


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Jeff Nagel A basketball up a tree or a coffee shop that won’t refill your cup are not emergencies. But that didn’t stop hundreds of Lower Mainland residents from inappropriately dialing 911 in 2015 to report similar crises, according to a top 10 list of most outrageous calls released by E-Comm, southwest B.C.’s emergency communications centre. Other ridiculous calls that had 911 dispatchers scratching their heads were “My roommate used my toothbrush” and “My son won’t put his seatbelt on.” E-Comm spokesperson Jody Robertson said too many people can’t be bothered to look up the phone number they really need – be that a police non-emergency line or in the case of the top bozo call of 2015, the number for a local tire dealership. Robertson said such calls come in “every single day” and take up the time of 911 call takers, creating the potential for delays in responding to real lifeand-death emergencies. “When I see a call come in to 911 where someone says ‘This isn’t an emergency, what’s the non-emergency number?’ it says to me somebody knows what their situation is and it’s perplexing that they’d dial 911,” she said. “Just using the internet to do a quick search would be really beneficial.” Calls that should instead go to a police non-emergency line include cases where shoppers come out of a mall to find their car broken into hours earlier with

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3. Asking for the non-emergency line 4. Because a car parked too close to theirs 5. “My son won’t put his seatbelt on” 6. Coffee shop is refusing to refill coffee 7. Asking if it’s okay to park on the street 8. “My roommate used my toothbrush” 9. Asking for help getting a basketball out of a tree 10. Reporting that their building’s air system is too loud and they can’t sleep

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concocting a story to hide the fact they’ve dialed 911. “We are trained to ask questions in case a caller is in distress and can’t speak freely,” E-Comm call taker Harrison Kwan said. “It’s only when I’m completely satisfied that the call is not a real emergency that I can disconnect and go back to answering other 911 calls. And that takes time.”

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no suspect in sight. A true emergency is a police, fire or medical situation that requires immediate action because someone’s health, safety or property is in jeopardy or a crime is in progress. “The calls on our top 10 list don’t belong on our non-emergency line or the emergency line either.” Nor can E-Comm staff instantly disconnect calls that initially appear to be trivial. Call takers have to be alert to scenarios where a caller feels threatened by someone in earshot and is speaking in code or otherwise

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ICBC rates are up 5.5 per cent, with the corporation citing increased injury claim costs as part of the reason.

Hydro, ICBC, MSP fees up in 2016 Tom Fletcher Black Press Medical Services Plan premiums, electricity bills and vehicle insurance rates are up in 2016, reviving criticism of the B.C. government’s constant boast about keeping taxes low. MSP premiums rise from $144 to $150 as of Jan. 1, for a family of three earning more than $30,000 a year. For a single person in the same income group, the rate goes from $72 to $75, with lower rates for lower incomes down to $22,000 a year, where premiums drop to zero. B.C. is now the only province in Canada with a health care fee, and it has risen about 40 per cent since 2010. Premier Christy Clark has defended the fee as a signal to citizens about the enormous cost of providing health care.

BC Hydro rates have been politically dictated since Clark and Energy Minister Bill Bennett intervened to cap rate increases in 2013. Hydro rates jumped six per cent after the 2013 election, and are capped at no more than four per cent for 2015 and 2016, after which Bennett has promised to return rate-setting authority to the independent B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC). Insurance Corporation of B.C. basic vehicle insurance went up by 5.5 per cent on Nov. 1, an increase still subject to review by the BCUC. That works out to an increase of $3.70 per month added for the average driver. ICBC had proposed the maximum 6.7 per cent increase to cover increasing costs of personal injury claims and fraud, but the province gave it permission for a one-time transfer of

$450 million from its optional insurance business to subsidize the basic rate. In a year-end interview, NDP leader John Horgan stopped short of promising to eliminate MSP premiums, but he called it a “regressive tax” that would be part of a broad review of B.C. taxation fairness if he wins the 2017 election. The Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation says people who benefit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised middle-class tax cut will see most of those savings eaten up by provincial and municipal tax increases. Trudeau vowed to reduce the federal income tax bracket between $45,282 and $90,563 from 22 per cent to 20.5 per cent, and increase the rate for income over $200,000 from 29 to 33 per cent. The change would provide up to $2,000 in

tax relief for middle-income earners, with dual-income households benefiting most, CTF federal director Aaron Wudrick says. Municipal taxes are expected to increase across the province in 2016, with local councils preparing to set budgets for the new fiscal year that starts April 1. Port Alberni has proposed a seven per cent increase, and the CTF says it hasn’t found any B.C. municipalities yet that propose to freeze or lower property tax rates. With the rapid rise in property prices continuing in parts of the Lower Mainland, the B.C. Assessment Authority sent out 37,000 letters in December, warning single-family homeowners to brace for a big jump in their assessed value.

On New Year’s Eve, an average of two people are killed and 200 are injured in more than 600 crashes every year on B.C. roads.* In the last five years, three people have also been killed in impaired driving related crashes on New Year’s Eve.** During the holidays, CounterAttack roadchecks are in full swing across the province to help keep impaired drivers off our roads. If you’ll be enjoying a few drinks while you ring in the New Year, plan ahead for a safe ride home. There are so many options to get home safely – from arranging a designated driver or limo service to calling a taxi, taking transit or calling Operation Red Nose which operates in 25 B.C. communities by donation. In an ICBC survey, designated drivers across B.C. shared their funniest experiences getting their friends and family home safely. Designated drivers play an important role and ICBC is sharing these stories to encourage everyone to take their turn as the designated driver over the holidays. From mistaking a police car for a taxi to dropping an intoxicated friend off at the wrong house, here are the best stories shared by B.C. drivers: • “I delivered an intoxicated friend to an address he gave me only to find out the next day that he didn’t live there. The residents looked after him and I drove him to his actual home the next day.” • “Many years ago in Prince George I was [doing a ridealong with the] RCMP. We were parked outside a bar. A person came out of the bar, opened the rear passenger door and sat down. Believing they were in a taxi, they gave their address. The officer noticed the address was close so he drove him home. • “Listening to my friends sing ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ over and over again.” • “I was driving someone home and he was giving me directions. When we arrived, he got out and was met at the door by a woman who refused to let him in. Turns out, they had been divorced for two months and in his drunken condition, he forgot he no longer lived there.” • “My wife’s 20-year reunion. Some of the occupants thought they were in a taxi and tried to pay me.”

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It is with profound sadness and regret that we announce the passing of Floyd De Smoker on December 21, 2015 from a tragic logging truck accident near Deroche, BC at the age of 71.

As per his request, Floyd will be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held next year for all his family and friends to reminisce and celebrate a life well lived! We will put a notice in the paper once we have finalized a date. Cheers Floyd! We love you, we’ll miss you, until we meet again!

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Floyd was born in Dordrecht, Holland on Jan. 27, 1944. In 1951 at the age of seven he immigrated to Canada with his parents, sister Cornelia and brothers Arie and John to Uxbridge, Ontario. After living in several communities in the area the family settled near Sudbury, Ontario. Floyd started working at the age of 9 ½ pumping gas to help support his family. When he turned 14 he lied about his age (said he was 16) to apply for a job on the diamond drills. This job allowed him to work and travel in almost every province and territory in Canada until he finally made his way to BC. He lived in several communities in BC before he made his permanent home in Hope in 1967. He worked at Giant Mascot Mine for a short time then drove lowbed for Hope Freight Lines before purchasing his first logging truck in 1977. Floyd loved the challenges of driving a logging truck. It was his passion. He loved being in the mountains and the challenges that came with the industry. He also owned a couple dump trucks and a water truck. He was a devoted, loving brother, husband, father, papa and friend to anyone and everyone who met him. He volunteered countless hours over the years with the Hope Swim Club, Silver Creek Fire Department, and the Hope Riding Club. Floyd’s generosity and larger than life personality was loved by all that knew him. He would drop everything he was doing to help a friend or family member in need. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. The things his children could not get away with his grandchildren often did. Floyd was passionate and dedicated to his work. Outside of his work helping with his children’s sports, going for coffee and visiting family and friends were what he considered his hobbies. Floyd had always wanted to travel more and was able to cross a few places off his bucket list. In 2011 he went to Ireland with his wife, Vicki, and his sisters-in-law, Doreen and Judy and niece Penny. They went on a 3 week Panama cruise in 2013 where Floyd was able to swim with the dolphins on their stop in Cabo San Lucas. He loved this. Floyd and Vicki were also able to travel to Curacao, the Bahamas and Mexico where he zip lined through the jungle. He had a blast! Their final trip together was an Alaskan cruise in August of this year.

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TREE SERVICES

PHILLIPS TREE SERVICES, Removals, Toppings. Free estimates & Fully Insured. Call 604-702-8247 EXTRA INCOME Classified ads are a direct line to extra income. Somewhere there is a buyer for the things you no longer want or need. blackpressused.ca 604-869-2421

377

UPHOLSTERY

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 563

387

WINDOWS

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

PETS 477

PETS

RENTALS

MISC. WANTED

Have Unwanted Firearms? 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.

Call today to set up an appointment 604-4679232

750

SUITES, LOWER

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

AUTO SERVICES

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

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

FOR SALE BY OWNER For Sale By Owner

Are you looking to move closer to Vancouver, fully furnished White Rock Condo - $195,000: Owner 778-988-2055

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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.

563

MISC. WANTED

FIREARMS. All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. 1.866.960.0045 www.dollars4guns.com

130

HELP WANTED

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.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

POSTING NO. 15-044E

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

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;

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

Description: Seventeen and one-half (17.5) hours per week (Schedule to be determined by Principal)

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

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

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

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

736

HOMES FOR RENT

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

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

12/15H_FC17

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.

30255 Cedar Lane

$500. OFF Sticker Price 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, 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.

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.

HOPE,

EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM COORDINATOR

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford

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

HOPE, 1 & 2 BEDROOM APT., for rent $575 - $650, Park Royal, heat & hot water inc., balcony, covered parking, 55, NP, NS. Best Loc Hope. Ref’s required. Call (604)860-0236 Linda or (604) 8251444

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. $895 month. Call 604-860-4559

TRUCKS & VANS

Boxing Day Special! 812

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

851

TRANSPORTATION

REAL ESTATE 625

TRANSPORTATION

DL# 31038 604-855-0666

Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms

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

LANDSCAPING

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

320

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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Financing Available www.keytrackautosales.ca

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 The Hope Standard

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