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Alzheimers Awareness month has arrived in Hope Erin Knutson Hope Standard January marks Alzheimer Awareness month, and Hope residents are on board to demonstrate their support for the important and highly stigmatized health issue by becoming Dementia Friends. Dementia Friends are committed to learning about dementia, so they're better able to be supportive and inclusive when dealing with the illness, which has rapidly become one of Canada's most urgent health concerns. "People affected by dementia continue to live in and be part of our communities, and we can support them by helping them stay connected in ways that are meaningful to them," said Cyndi McLeoad, support and education coordinator for the non-profit organization Alzheimer Society of B.C. Chilliwack-Hope. According to statistics, three out of four area residents, know someone living with the debilitating disease. "Through individual action we can raise awareness of dementia and reduce the stigma attached to it," said McLeod. Better coping mechanisms with the illness have been a positive result of the Society's advocacy to city councils and local businesses, which help inform people about the symptoms of Alzheimers. Through proactive engagement with the community and education, stigma surrounding the illness is becoming less of a concern in the lives of family members and those coping with the disease. Having an outreach program that addresses social isolation while encouraging patients to reach out to others, is part
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of a success strategy to manage the disease. "It's important that people have an understanding, and that we dispel some of the myths surrounding the illness, so they know that a diagnosis doesn't mean the end of life — we do our best to support individuals on their own journey," said McLeod. Care groups are also offered to help sufferers cope with memory loss and disorientation. "Each case is different — we judge the individual as one incident, and we don't lump them into a group," said McLeod. There are many aspects to the illness that can be a detriment to communication, thinking patterns and the completion of everyday activities, but it is possible to live well with the disease. The Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s ChilliwackHope branch aims to help residents navigate the terrain of the illness together with their care-givers. "Knowledge can easily translate into action at home and work," said McLeod. Since it's inception in 1981, the Society has supported people living with dementia and one of its successful programs called First Link, connects people affected by dementia with the information they need. The Society also has a host of support services and programs such as Minds in Motion (which helps to keep people engaged mentally and physically, while experiencing symptoms.) There are also dementia education sessions to help with the different stages of the illness. Hope residents can find out about upcoming education sessions by contacting Cyndi McLeod at 604-702-4603, email@example.com, and visiting www. alzheimerbc.org.
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Feds won’t halt pipeline twinning review Jeff Nagel Black Press The federal Liberals are revealing little of how they intend to revamp the system to review new oil pipelines, a promise made during last year's election. Natural Resources Canada indicated it won't short-circuit the National Energy Board review of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline twinning, which enters oral hearings next week and will be allowed to proceed to deliver a recommendation by a May 20 deadline. "The National Energy Board is conducting a thorough, sciencebased review of the proposed project," department spokesperson Micheline Joanisse told Black Press by email. "The Government of Canada will await the recommendation from the Board before making a decision, or making any further comments on the project." The federal response came after the B.C. government told the NEB that Kinder Morgan has not met the five conditions set out by the province. Opponents of the $6.8-billion pipeline project had hoped the province's stance would trigger more decisive federal action. Prior to forming government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had vowed to modernize the NEB to restore public trust to the process and Joanisse reiterated that pledge to introduce "credible and robust" environmental and regulatory reviews. "Our plan will include a transition period for projects currently under review to provide some certainty through the modernization process," she said. "No project proponent will be asked to return to square one." Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said the federal Liberals suddenly seem to be taking a different tone on the project's review now that they're in power.
"When now-Prime Minister Trudeau was running he said this process wasn't science-based, that it was in fact ignoring important environmental issues, that it wasn't considering climate change," Corrigan said. "I don't see how this government can be in Paris claiming to be part of an avant garde movement to try to deal with climate change worldwide and at the same time say that the National Energy Board, which is full of hacks from the oil industry, is doing a science-based review." Corrigan said the NEB process is fundamentally flawed and can't be fixed with minor tweaks or some sort of secondary panel review to plug gaps in the first one. The new government has inherited an NEB that includes several board members appointed or reappointed by the Conservatives in the dying days of their mandate. Among them is Steven Kelly, a consultant who previously worked for Kinder Morgan preparing the economic case for Trans Mountain. He isn't sitting on that review but his appointment in July, effective Oct. 13, led to a delay in the review while his evidence was replaced. A new report from the NEB on a public engagement tour it conducted last year contains various pledges from the federal regulator to improve public trust in its work. They include full public consultation on company emergency response plans – a contentious point in the Kinder Morgan review – and improved disclosure of information to the public, through an online pipeline incident map and NEB inspection reports. A regional office has also been opened in Vancouver. It acknowledges environmental protection is the public's top priority, as well as pressure from local governments for more comprehensive and integrated emergency response preparations. The NEB is having to rapidly adapt to a new era of intense public scrutiny, the report says, calling it a "perfect storm" of public expectations and opinions.
Properties in region, valued above $10 million Black Press Many home owners are stunned at the jump in their property value, but just imagine if the increase was measured in the millions. Some of the priciest properties in the Fraser Valley have gained more than $2 million, according to data released Tuesday by B.C. Assessment. The highest assessed single family house in the region is at 2021 Indian Fort Drive in Surrey and its value leapt $2.4 million or 25 per cent from $9.5 million to just over $11.9 million. A White Rock house at 13616 Marine Drive shot up by almost $2.8 million or 30 per cent, from $9.1 million to $11.87 million. When acreages are included, the highest assessed residential property in the Fraser Valley (into which B.C. Assessment includes Surrey and Richmond) was a Surrey acreage at 17146 20 Avenue that gained nearly $2 million to $16.15 million. And the priciest property in Langley
Township – an acreage at 19683 0 Avenue – saw its assessment rise 31 per cent or $2.4 million to $10.06 million, from $7.6 million. Explore our interactive map at bclocalnews.com/news/364302281.html to see the 50 highest assessed homes in the Fraser Valley. Surrey houses dominate the region's top 100 list, which includes only a few other properties further east – four acreages in Langley Township ranging from $4.8 to $6.1 million and one in Chilliwack's Columbia Valley valued at $4.6 million. Five properties on the list exceed $10 million. The most expensive home in B.C. overall was Lululemon founder Chip Wilson's Vancouver house at 3085 Point Grey Road, now assessed at $63.87 million, up 10.9 per cent. Apart from that house and from $51-million James Island off Sidney, the top 10 highest value homes in B.C. are all in Vancouver and exceed $29 million. According to B.C. Assessment, detached houses in urban areas of the Fraser Valley typically gained five to 25 per cent, and
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more rural houses were up or down by as much as five per cent in most cases. Strata units in the Fraser Valley gained between zero and 10 per cent, while commercial properties increased five to 25 per cent. Homes in the Kawkawa lake area of Hope have gone up a whopping 300 per cent, which is cause for concern for property owners. Home values have jumped up to $1 million dollars and above in some cases. Bigger increases were more common in Greater Vancouver, where detached houses were up 15 to 30 per cent and strata units were usually up around 10 per cent. You can look up any B.C. property's assessment at evaluebc.bcassessment.ca. The new 2016 assessments are as of last July 1. "This is a snapshot in our rearview mirror," B.C. Real Estate Association chief economist Cameron Muir said. "Home prices have probably gone up 10 per cent across the region since then." Muir said strong demand and a diminishing supply of increasingly scarce single detached houses triggered the "pretty significant gains" of 2015.
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Tom Fletcher Black Press The B.C. government is close to releasing its plan to provide "worldleading" prevention and response to land-based oil spills, but that progress isn't enough to change its opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Environment Minister Mary Polak announced Monday the province's final submission to the federal review of the project confirms it still has not met B.C.'s five conditions for approval of heavy oil pipelines. Polak said she is preparing to present legislation this spring to establish new standards for land protection, after discussions with Trans Mountain operator Kinder Morgan Canada and other companies. B.C.s final submission to the National Energy Board continues to recommend the
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taken up the challenge and accepted the need to proceed along our five conditions, but we have not at this time seen evidence in the NEB hearing process that those conditions can yet be met," Polak said. B.C.'s five conditions, presented in 2012, include NEB approval, "worldleading" land and marine spill prevention and response, meeting legal obligations to aboriginal communities and an unspecified "fair share" of provincial benefits from any new heavy oil pipeline project. Kinder Morgan
issued a statement Monday saying it continues to work with B.C., but requirements for aboriginal consultation, spill prevention and revenue sharing can't be met by the company alone. The project already faces 150 draft conditions from the NEB, in what Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson has called "the most highly scrutinized pipeline project by the NEB in history." The NEB is expected to hear intervenor arguments starting Jan. 19 in Burnaby, including affected municipalities. Vancouver is also opposed, arguing that a seven-fold increase in
crude oil tanker traffic on Burrard Inlet represents an unacceptable risk. The Trans Mountain pipeline has been operating one line for 60 years, running from northern Alberta through the B.C. Interior at Kamloops to its marine terminal in Burnaby. A branch line runs south to supply oil refineries on the coast of Washington state, and the pipeline has already been twinned on the Alberta side. Kinder Morgan is hoping for an NEB decision to recommend proceeding by May. Final approval is up to the federal cabinet.
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Tom Fletcher Black Press Byelections will be held Feb. 2 to fill two B.C. legislature seats left vacant after MLAs ran in the recent federal election. Former Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan resigned her provincial seat July 8 and was elected MP in the NDP stronghold of Vancouver East in the Oct. 19 election. Former B.C. Liberal MLA Doug Horne gave up his CoquitlamBurke Mountain seat on Aug. 14 to run for the Conservatives, and lost the federal seat of CoquitlamFILE PHOTO/BLACK PRESS Port Coquitlam to Liberal Ron MLA Jenny Kwan. McKinnon. Children and Youth, is running for the With the two vacancies, the B.C. Liberals hold 48 seats and the B.C. NDP in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. The B.C. Liberals have nominated NDP 33, with two independents, Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington Joan Isaacs, an investment advisor, for and Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and Gavin Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Dew, a communications consultant, for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant. Green Party. The B.C. Green Party has nominatB.C. NDP members have nominated Jodie Wickens, executive director ed Pete Fry, a web and communicaof the Autism Support Network, to tions specialist, for Vancouver-Mount run in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. Pleasant and Joe Keithley, a musician Melanie Mark, who has worked in and former member of the band D.O.A., the office of the Representative for to run in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain.
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FVRD to consider landfill The Fraser Valley Regional District board is expected to vote in February on whether to give the go-ahead to a proposed landfill for contaminated soil in the Chehalis River Valley. Statlu Resources has proposed to extract gravel from a site 10 kilometres up the Chehalis Forest Service Road and back-fill it with remediated soil sourced from contaminated sites like gas stations, car repair shops and dry cleaners. Around 80 people attended a public meeting in December, with most voicing opposition to the proposal, which would be located about half-a-kilometre from the Chehalis River. Statlu’s proposal calls for between 350 to 1,000 tonnes of soil to be dumped at the site each work day. In a technical assessment commissioned by the company and delivered prior to the meeting, a consulting SUBMITTED PHOTO firm reported that the soil could contain A map indicating the area (top left) where the proposed landfill site “residual petroleum hydrocarbons, chlori- could be located. nated hydrocarbons, and heavy metals.” In its November report, FVRD staff also expressed But Statlu president Earl Wilder said the material is some concern with the plan, which follows several oth“not a hazardous waste,” and presently dumped else- ers from Statlu, including a now-abandoned proposal where in the Lower Mainland with less care than his that would have seen automobile residue disposed of plan envisions. at the site. Statlu’s technical assessment envisions a doublePlanner David Bennett wrote that the remoteness of bottom lined fill site, with a wastewater purification the site would reduce conflicts with residents, although system to treat effluent. “Due to the distance between the effluent discharge truck traffic would still be seen. But he also wrote “the point and the Chehalis River and that the minimum Chehalis River Valley is viewed as a wilderness area daily flow in Chehalis River is more than 1,000,000 that supports resource extraction, tourism, recreation times of the effluent flow, we consider it to be a low and ecological functions. A landfill is not consistent potential that the discharge of treated water will have a with this view.” Area C director Alec Niemi said he hasn’t taken a significant impact on the Chehalis River,” the technical position on the proposal to allow others to make up report states. Wilder said the chances of a spill were one-in-four- their minds independently. He noted, though, that the hundred million, more ten times less likely than a company has “a pretty good sales job on their hands” to lottery win. Having trucks transporting material both convince local residents to back the project. “They’re coming into a watershed, they’re coming to and from the site aims to improve the economic feasibility of the site. He said the project would create jobs into a rainforest.” Wilder, though, said opposition to the plan is based and other economic benefits for the region. Downstream, though, there is concern about the on misinformation. “The fuss is way out of control because of a lack proposal. A local resident expressed concern that problems at any soil landfill up the valley would impact the of knowledge,” he said. “It’s the best site in the whole Lower Mainland that’s ever been discovered.” river and the drinking water of those down river. The FVRD’s electoral area services committee will “I can see the creek from my house and it feeds the water supply for the whole subdivision down here,” receive a report next week. Subsequent reports are he said. “It’s something of a concern to everybody expected in February prior to a vote on the necessary rezoning for the project. down here.”
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Hope for 2016 Like any year, 2015 had its share of good and bad, tragedy and beauty, hope and despair. It’s difficult not to get discouraged by events like the Syrian war and refugee crisis, violent outbreaks in Beirut, Paris, Burundi, the U.S. and so many other places, and the ongoing climate catastrophe. But responses to these tragedies and disasters offer hope. It became clear during 2015 that when those who believe in protecting people and the planet, treating each other with fairness, respect and kindness and seeking solutions stand up, speak out and act for what is right and just, we will be heard. As Syria descended deeper into chaos during 2015, people in many wealthy nations called for blocking refugees. But many more opened their hearts, homes and wallets and showed compassion. Governments responded by opening doors to people who have lost everything, including family and friends, to flee death and destruction. Shootings and the inevitable absurd arguments against gun control continued south of the border, but many people, including the president, rallied for an end to the insanity. And while the U.S. presidential race remains mired in bigotry, ignorance and a dumbfounding rejection of climate science, many U.S. citizens, including political candidates, are speaking out for a positive approach more aligned with America’s professed values. And in 2015, voters here and elsewhere rejected fear-based election campaigns that promoted continued reliance on climate-altering coal, oil and gas.The fossil fuel industry and its supporters continued to sow doubt and confusion about the overwhelming evidence for human-caused climate change and to rail against solutions, but many more people marched, signed petitions, sent letters, talked to friends and family, demanded action from political, religious and business leaders, and got on with innovating and implementing solutions. The public appetite for a constructive approach to global warming led Canada to shift course in 2015, taking global warming seriously enough to make positive contributions at the Paris climate conference in December. The resulting agreement won’t lower emissions enough to prevent catastrophic warming, but it’s a significant leap from previous attempts, and it includes commitments to improve targets. If we want to heal this world we have so badly damaged, we must do all we can. Although many necessary and profound changes must come from governments, industry and other institutions, we can all do our part. For the climate, we can conserve energy, eat less meat, drive less, improve energy efficiency in our homes and businesses and continue to stand up and speak out. Political and economic gain have to take a back seat to preserve this small blue world and its miraculous life and natural systems. Black Press
Hydro break proposed for struggling mines The B.C. government is considering a payment deferral program for mines’ electrical bills, to Tom Fletcher help keep mines running during an extended slump in metal and coal prices. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett is taking a proposal to cabinet that would allow mines to defer a portion of the BC Hydro bills, with repayment to begin when prices of copper and other mineral commodities reach a certain stage. Imperial Metals announced this week that Huckleberry Mine. a copper-gold mine south of Smithers, is suspending pit operations and laying off 100 of 260 employees. Bennett told Black Press the continued slump in world commodity prices means more job losses are on the way. Electricity deferrals were used by the NDP government in the 1990s and Social Credit in the 1980s. Bennett said unlike the NDP program that varied rates with commodity prices, he is proposing that mining companies repay deferred funds with commercial interest, with no net burFILE PHOTO/ BLACK PRESS den to taxpayers or BC Hydro ratepayers. “If we can’t figure out something to help reduce oper- Red Chris Mine in northwest B.C. began operation this summer after protests and multiple reviews of its ating costs, there’s going to be not just layoffs, there’s tailings facility. It processes one of the world’s largest copper-gold deposits, but low commodity prices going to be mines shutting down,” Bennett said. “I don’t threaten operation for this and other B.C. mines.
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Letters Turning to others in a time of need Who does one turn to when in need? In the case of Our Last Hope Animal Rescue Society, we turned to Stephen Yeung, owner of the Hope McDonald’s and president of the Hope District Chamber of Commerce. We needed to have a fundraiser to help us pay veterinarian and boarding bills and a host of other expenses not covered by adoption fees and we needed it quickly. Stephen stepped up and graciously offered up his restaurant. Keep in mind that this was the first week of December when we approached him – he gave us two weeks from December 7 through December 21, for the fundraiser to take place, with our volunteers manning the drive-through booth and the front of the restaurant to help out and answer questions of customers about our group. It was a phenomenal success thanks to the generosity of all the regulars and visitors. We raised $1,000 in a matter of two short weeks (Stephen topped up the actual donated amount). Plus, we got the inside view of how a McD’s works and we must say we were incredibly impressed by the willingness of staff and management, pitching in and helping to promote the fundraiser. More importantly, we got to see how teamwork and attitude work together to produce success in a fast food restaurant where timing is literally everything. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped represent us. Thanks to the staff for putting up with us for two weeks. Thanks to the shift managers for being so accommodating. Thanks to all the people who chipped in to help Our Last Hope Animal Rescue Society. Last but not least, thank you Stephen Yeung, for being such a giving and gracious resident and businessman in our town. It’s people like you who take a leadership role by setting an example for other business people. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of the community and people who care. Sincerely, SUBMITTED PHOTO
Orphan tails wagged in delight when Hope District Chamber of Commerce President, Stephen Yeung, opened his local McDonald’s restaurant to raise funds for his pawed pals in need of forever homes.
Jeneane Ruschiensky and Sharlene Harrison-Hinds Our Last Hope Animal Rescue Society
An additional word on Christmas room with tears in his eyes. He handed me a home made card which had been delivered with our paper – inside was a picture of our paper deliverer with these words ‘Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store.... maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more. I wish you a wonderful Christmas Season’ The Papergirl. This is a card which will NOT go into the recycling bin – but will go into my
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The most recent report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business report on municipal and city spending paints a dismal picture for the average B.C. homeowner. Since 2003 the average municipal or city government has increased its spending by an average of 49 per cent while the average population growth comparably, has only increased by 13 per cent. If these same governments had kept their operational spending in line with the rate of inflation and population growth, they would have saved each property owner, on average, $8,035.00 in municipal taxes over the ten year period ending in 2013. This represents $8.2 billion in excess spending, representing a rate that is unsustainable, reports the CFIB. One of the worst in the Province, is our own community of Hope, B.C., which is ranked 134 out of 152 cities/ municipalities. Hope's real operating and spending per capita growth has increased 91 per cent between 2003 and 2013. This is the worst performance of all the 32 cities and municipalities in the Vancouver, Coast Mountain
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District. If you then add in 2014, and last years 2 per cent increase in property taxes, combine it with this years rumored 4-5 per cent increase, Hope's spending will have increased an astronomical 100 per cent since 2003. This is a tragedy in the making. When you consider that Hope's population growth in this time period has actually decreased by 7 per cent, it represents a real operational spending growth of 77 per cent between the years of 2003 and 2013. The change in municipal per capita spending in Hope from 2012 to 2013 alone, was 33 per cent. Hope will be now spending well above $2000.00 per capita, per year. It has now become imperative that our Mayor and Council begin to take immediate and remedial action in correcting this abysmally headed consequence. Some of the CFIB Corrective measures are: 1.) Municipal spending increases be limited to population growth and inflation. 2.) Identify Core and Non-Core spending, and limit spending to Core issues, until a sustainable route is determined. 3.) Municipal Governments should negotiate leveraging of Public Service Wages and close the gap between the Private and Public Sectors, of which there is currently a 16.7 per cent gap in favour of the Public Sector. 4.) The transparency of financial data reporting should be improved, and financial reports should be reported to the Municipal constituents on a continual basis throughout each year. This would create an atmosphere of accountability, and remove any temptations of complacency. An ongoing criticism of Municipal watchers in Hope is the lack of access to true financial data, as yearly budgets are held far too close to the governing bodies chests. 5.) That a new Independent Auditor General be created for Local Municipal Governments with a fully liaised Municipal Representative. Art Green
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I grew up in Britain during the War years and the times were very “lean” – I remember our stockings hung at the end of our beds (four children in the family) and that was for all the gifts we would receive – small gifts – usually involving articles of clothing that were needed. The big treat was an orange at the toe of the stocking and a sixpence to spend – after a great deal of thought! My husband and I were at our children’s
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Tyler Trammell-Huston was violently mauled to death by his half sister’s three beloved pit bulls on January 4 and people are outraged. As always with pit bull attacks, the victim and the owner are being blamed. Pit bull apologists are saying Tyler must have done something to provoke the dogs, and people in general are saying Alexandria Griffin-Heady should never have left the nine year old boy alone with them in the small RV in Yuba County, California where they lived. Hypocritically, many of those crucifying her are the very same individuals who promote pit bulls as safe family pets and “educate” others with various untruths such as the nanny dog myth. Alexandria was part of their advocacy. On October 7, 2014 she posted on Facebook a video of a baby in it’s bouncy chair and a pit bull puppy jumping up to cuddle. Above that picture she wrote these words verbatim: “Too all pit haters, or people who dislike the bread due to being violent, here is a fun fact. Anybody know what they were originally bread for? Anybody? The nanny — to look over and protect the babies. #Lovemypit” The video came from entertainer Josh Paler Lin whose post was shared over 2.5 million times, often accompanied by similar sentiments expressed by Alexandria. There are people who truly believe the type of canine that’s been ripping children apart since at least the 1800s was bred to be a nanny dog. This claim, along with loads of others presented by the influential pit bull lobby is an absolute lie. It appears to have started from an article written in 1971 in the New York Times in which Lilian Rant declared they were a nursemaid dog. Lilian was the president and magazine editor for the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America and was trying to polish up their image. What she shared was a fable. For hundreds of years pit bulls were purpose bred for bull and bear baiting and then dog fighting. Explosive aggression without warning is their genetic specialty. That’s why they’re the number one choice for dog fighters and the number one killer canine of people and animals. The notion that Alexandria should be exonerated for subjecting Tyler to her dangerous pit bulls because she believed the nanny myth isn’t acceptable to many. They think she should be charged with child endangerment, manslaughter or second degree murder since she was repeatedly informed of the facts and chose to ignore them. Others argue she’s an unwitting victim of the powerful pit bull lobby, brainwashed to deny the truth as countless others have. It’s preposterous to some that anyone could believe the nanny myth with the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, but even university educated, mature individuals - some of them famous - have publicly shared this belief. In 2013 the pit-bull advocacy group Bad Rap debunked the myth. This admission came right after a two year old was horrifically decapitated by his trusted family pit bull of eight years. It also came in the wake of over 100 children being torturously mauled to death by pit bulls in the 10 years leading up to that point. Despite their well publicized announcement, the term nanny dog is still used incessantly, and children continue
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to be needlessly killed and mutilated. Pit bulls can be adorable, goofy, clownish and lovable, and millions have experienced only that side. This makes it difficult to imagine their pet ever acting on their genetics and doing what they were created to do. Most pit bulls will not attack, but there is no way of knowing which ones will and which ones won’t. In the last eight years since the pit bull lobby ramped up their promotion and propaganda of the “misunderstood breed”, there’s been an 830% increase in disfiguring and fatal attacks on humans in Canada and the U.S. In 2007 there were 78 attacks. In 2015 there were 648. The human fatalities from dog attacks totalled 41 last year, 33 were inflicted by pit bull type dogs, two by Rottweilers, and six by breed unknown, which are usually pit bull type dogs. Without a doubt the case of this completely preventable death belongs in the courts. Alexandria’s lawyer said charges could be laid against her, but prosecutors would have to prove she wilfully allowed the attack to happen. Child Protection Services should be sued for allowing Tyler to live with inherently dangerous animals, and legal action against organizations and individuals from the well-funded pit bull lobby should also be taken. Pit bulls were purpose bred for jobs that are now a felony across Canada and the U.S. The breeding of them needs to be outlawed, and the owners of grandfathered pit bulls need to carry six figure liability insurance and abide by regulations to keep the public safe. Less than three per cent of the population owns pit bulls. Politicians who knowingly put the special interests of this group’s risky desire to own a dangerous dog, ahead of the lives of others, should be expelled from public office. Less than two months ago Alexandria posted on Facebook her gratitude for the opportunity to raise Tyler. “I know he will do amazing things. God wouldn’t have made such an amazing boy to just be ordinary. In my life during all the bad I wondered why I was here — I know now it was to care for him.” She will not be able to care for him anymore, and he will not be able to grow up. But his tragic story will help save the lives of others who will instead choose a safer breed of dog. Tyler TrammellHuston will never be forgotten, and hopefully his devastated sister will help spread the truth.
The Hope Standard Thursday, January 14, 2016
A heavy snowfall and some minor slides forced closure of both the Trans-Canada and Hope-Princeton Highways early on a Sunday morning, in January of 1975, but otherwise the winter weather had been taken pretty much in stride. The C.N. passenger train from the east was 12 hours late on Sunday, and Monday's train was 24 hour behind schedule, but this was because of the blizzards on the Prairies. In the Canyon there was only one small slide. The Highways department officially closed the Fraser Canyon at 6:12 a.m. Sunday and Hope-Princeton at 6: 35 a.m. Sunday. The Hope-Princeton was officially opened at 2:52 p.m. Sunday and the Fraser Canyon at 3:19 p.m. Sunday. The Trans-Canada west of Hope was also closed that Sunday morning, but the alternate route via Agassiz, was always open. Travel in the canyon between Yale and Boston Bar was restricted to convoys of one-way traffic until Monday morning. In Hope all streets were opened on Sunday, and by Tuesday things were considered to be in good shape, with snow being hauled away from the downtown area. Some lanes were not plowed because they were narrow and there was no place to put the snow. Residents were asked to put garbage cans at the front street while lanes were plugged, and to park cars parallel on all streets where there was snow in the centre. Total snowfall in Hope from January 8 to 13 was 30.6 inches, with the main snowfall beginning Saturday evening and reaching almost 23 inches by 10 a.m. Sunday. This was the largest single snowfall in several years, but it was light snow. Minimum temperature was six
above zero Fahrenheit on Friday. The Hope-Princeton was never blocked in the area handled by the Hope crew. On the Trans Canada there were small slides just north of the Yale tunnel and six miles north of the Yale, points where major slides were common. No vehicles were trapped by the slides. The crew had the Williams Logging grader working between Yale and Spuzzum and the G. and F. Logging grader working between Hope and Yale as well as their own grader and five plow trucks. A new innovation for men working in the Canyon were beeper radios that would signal their position if they were buried in a slide. The snowfall was not only unusually deep for a single fall, reaching 26 inches in the Canyon, but also covered a very large area. The highways Department had 23 men on staff at Hope during the winter, on 24-hour duty, with George Truax, in overall charge and Joe Angle and Arnold Tourigny handling the afternoon and evening shifts. Boston Bar had less snow, at 16 inches, but highway crews counted 14 slides between Yale and Boston Bar. They had one lane open by 10: 30 a.m., Sunday morning, but convoyed traffic went through only at three hour intervals. As well as preventing collisions on the one-way sections, the convoys gave crews time to load the snow and get it off the road. The C.N.R. had an engine with a plow going through the Canyon in front of each passenger trains to see that there were no slides, but normal traffic kept the tracks clear of snow.
Rare burrowing owl found next door A rare burrowing owl that crash landed in Chilliwack last week didn't make it despite some valiant efforts by rescuers. The small owl was found outside a salon business on Vedder Road on Dec 29. He was spotted by Gente Bella Salon and Spa staff who then called the Delta-based Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) in the hopes the bird could be nursed back to health. A volunteer with OWL drove out to Chilliwack to Photo courtesy of the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. pick up the injured bird of prey but unfortunately he Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C. describes the burrowing owl as was found to be critically ‘a short, fat, little bird on stilts, about the size of a pop can.’ injured, possibly from head trauma, and succumbed to his population up to self-sustainable lev- flying south for the winter. Burrowing owls have been found injuries, said OWL spokesperson els, said president Mike Mackintosh. "Last year was our best year for in several unusual locations across Mindy Dick. "We're not sure what happened to returns in significant numbers to B.C., aside from the more than 1,500 him. We think he may have hit the B.C., with 50 coming back," he said. artificial burrows built by the con"It's almost a breakthrough after hov- servation society. These range from window," she said. They thought, from the descrip- ering around 20, or 25 birds every croplands, golf courses, roadsides, tion, it might be another type of year. So we're keeping our fingers and airports, to dump sites and small owl, the northern saw whet crossed for this year." urban neighbourhoods. They don't have any specific data owl."It was a bit of a surprise to open The owls bunker down in makeon the little adult male burrowing shift shelter, such as abandoned the box and find a burrowing owl." The endangered owl species is owl found in Chilliwack. It's unusual pipe, crevices, foundation footings red-listed in B.C. and on the Species to hear of a possible window strike, and even building overhangs. Small which isn't as common as say highat Risk list in Canada. returning numbers back to B.C. durThe Burrowing Owl Conservation way strikes in the Interior for these ing migration are the biggest probowls. Society of British Columbia describes "It was sad he didn't make it. We lem they face. "Sometimes they take a burrowing owl as "a short, fat, little were interested to hear that it wasn't up residence in the States and never bird on stilts, about the size of a pop return."Anyone encountering an banded," said Mackintosh. can." Maybe it eluded the banding as a injured or orphaned bird of prey, This type of owl was extirpated in B.C. by 1980, but a dedicated group juvenile or it could have been a wild is asked to contact OWL, which is at the BOCSBC has been raising the specimen that followed some other operated on donations. "It is unsafe to handle these birds owls in captivity and releasing them owls back to B.C. from points south, without the proper safety equipment into the wild in the Okanagan and he said. It's hard to put a number to the and training. OWL is on call seven Nicola Valley. They've banded thousands of bur- burrowing owl population in B.C., days a week, twenty-four hours a rowing owls as juveniles, and reintro- since it varies depending on the time day.” duced them in an effort to boost the of year. This bird might have been
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Most feared salmon virus found in Fraser Valley A new scientific study shows that high concentrations of a variant of the most feared salmon virus in the world have been detected in Cultus Lake. The paper published by the Virology Journal confirmed the discovery of a new European strain of infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) after tests on more than 1,000 farmed and wild fish, including cutthroat trout living in Cultus Lake. The findings may provide new insight into impacts on Cultus Lake sockeye, considered Canada's most endangered Fraser River sockeye population, say the reports authors, including researchers Alexandra Morton and Dr. Rick Routledge. Although detection of the ISA virus was three-fold greater in farmed salmon compared to wild salmon, the European ISA virus genetic sequence was detected in 72 per cent of the Cultus cutthroat trout. "This raises the questions: Is ISA virus impacting Cultus sockeye and other B.C. wild salmon populations? And at what cost to Canadians?" asked the report authors in a release. The findings are the first published scientific evidence that ISAV, which is related to the influenza virus, is present in B.C. fish. Federal government attempts to restore Cultus sockeye through fishing bans, enhancement and habitat restoration over several decades have been unsuccessful. "The potential that viruses such as ISAV are contributing to widespread decline in sockeye salmon populations cannot be taken lightly," states co-author Dr. Rick Routledge. "The findings in this paper should lead to development of more sensitive screening for this specific virus." Routledge told Black Press he isn't sure why the Cultus Lake fish samples had such high concentrations of the variant of ISAV. "But I am hoping and am optimistic that the new federal government will take this matter seriously and encourage their scientists to pursue it with vigour," said the researcher. When ISAV was found in Chile in Atlantic salmon eggs, there was no effort to contain it. In 2007, it spread rapidly, causing $2 billion in damages and outbreaks continue. Unlike in Chile, B.C.'s wild salmon are an economic driver, adding billions of dollars to
The findings of a new study that shows the presence of a salmon virus in B.C. may provide insight into impacts on Cultus Lake sockeye; Canada’s most endangered Fraser River sockeye population
the economy through tourism, commercial and sports fishing. So an outbreak would have "severe consequences" for B.C. as well as the Northwestern United States and Alaska. The researchers were not allowed access to Atlantic salmon from farms for testing and so all farmed salmon samples came from markets in British Columbia. But the hope is they will be able to test Atlantic salmon.
"This was a difficult strain of ISAV to detect, because of a small mutation," says co-author Alexandra Morton, an independent researcher. "It is easy to see how it was missed, but we have cracked its code." Canada needs to learn from the Chilean situation. "In my view, this work gives B.C. and our U.S. neighbours the opportunity to avoid tragic consequences."
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When Morton and other researchers released preliminary results showing the presence of ISAV in 2011, the government countered that the virus was not in BC. "Yesterday we published our results on over 1,000 samples including farmed salmon from supermarkets," wrote Morton on social media. "No one can know how this virus will behave in our wild salmon but it has caused terrible problems everywhere in the world.”
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Tom Fletcher Black Press Avatar, the futurefantasy blockbuster that beat Titanic as all-time Hollywood box office champ, has finally been unseated by the latest Star Wars space opera. I watched Avatar on TV over the holidays for the first time since its 2009 release, and was able to see past the bombastic special effects to examine it for what it is, an anticapitalist propaganda film. Psychopathic military commander teams with evil mining executive to blast and slaughter their way to a chunk of rare mineral, ridiculously named “unobtainium.” Giant tree, home of highly evolved Na’vi people and their delicate jungle ecosystem, is toppled for sadistic fun and profit, SUBMITTED PHOTO before nature’s collective Masked protester interferes with logging operation in the Walbran Valley, November 2015. strikes back. Canadian director James Cameron helped V a n c o u v e r - b a s e d in what is now the most pendently certified by the global anti-develop- Wilderness Committee environmentally restrict- the Canadian Standards ment network use the stages urban protests ed forest in the world. It Association. movie in its celebrity and issues news releases, keeps about 2,000 people A B.C. Supreme Court attack on the Alberta oil while Ecojustice lawyers employed in logging and judge granted an extenindustry. Now the story fight forest company its sawmills in Surrey, sion of the injunction proline is being employed injunctions against direct where investments have tecting Teal-Jones’ operaagain in B.C., in an effort actions that disrupt legal been made to handle tions on Jan. 4. The judge to revive the 1990s “war logging. An employee of second-growth coastal wasn’t swayed by protestin the woods” that led to the B.C. branch plant of timber as well as what ers packing the Victoria the creation of Carmanah Sierra Club lurks, appar- little old-growth they are courtroom, and upheld Walbran Provincial Park ently coordinating media allowed to harvest. a 50-metre safety zone on Vancouver Island. and protesters. Protesters have dubbed around working equipProtest tactics are being A 1990s remnant called their latest target, the tiny ment in the Walbran refined. Targeting just Friends of Carmanah- 3.2 hectare cutblock 4424, Valley until the end of outside the boundary of Walbran issued a state- “Black Diamond Grove” March. the vast park established ment Nov. 9 announcing for media and fundraising A Wilderness 20 years ago, giant trees “autonomous action” by purposes. Committee spokesare named and an Avatar- three protesters to disTeal-Jones forester man with no evident style narrative of unbri- rupt logging. Not their Chris Harvey provided dled greed is spoon-fed to guys, you understand, me some information forestry qualifications urban media. just masked individuals to counter protester was appalled. He will no There’s a “Tolkien willing to lock themselves claims. Block 4424 isn’t doubt continue to issue Giant” now, although to equipment or wander being logged, although news releases and write I’m reliably informed it into a road-building blast it was permitted last fall. his own version for leftis not one of those trees zone, forcing work to stop Protesters are targeting wing fringe publications that gets up and walks for safety reasons. other operations, none of that seek to perpetuate an around in the Lord of These are among the which are in the conten- urban culture of revulsion the Rings movies. This actions that forced the tious Walbran “bite” area for logging. Tom Fletcher is legistree is also protected from logging company to go to next to the park. logging, as are most of the court for an injunction. Teal-Jones has not lature reporter and colposter trees used for proCast in the role of evil only received permits umnist for Black Press. paganda and fundraising. corporation is Teal-Jones and worked with envi- Email: tfletcher@blackThe network uses Group, a B.C. forest com- ronmental organizations, press.ca Twitter: @tommultiple front groups. pany trying to operate its operations are inde- fletcherbc
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sented when it comes to participation and opportunity in sport,” said CEO of viasport, Sheila Bouman. Specialized grant funding can make all the difference in developing and sustaining a life-long love of sport and physical activity. We're thrilled to be a part of creating opportunities for girls and women in communities across B.C." Girls Only (GO) and Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55 plus are examples of the types of grants,
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The recent cold snap created excellent skating conditions on some of Hope’s local ponds and lakes during the holiday break. Emma Pearce and her dog Maggie enjoyed a skate on Starret’s Pond (near Bristol Island,) in spite of the cold. Some lakes remain only partially frozen and care should be taken before skating to make sure the ice is strong enough to support weight.
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Youth Bursary program launched 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:
Forum #1: Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 7:00 pm Forum #2: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:00 pm
A total of 16 bursaries are available for athletes participating at the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games.
young people show in pursuing excellence as athletes, students and community leaders is inspirational.” Coast Capital Savings is a valued Corporate Partner of the BC Games Society and has made a promise “To help build a richer future for youth in our communities.” Coast Capital delivers on this promise through initiatives that support health, build self-reliance and confidence, and inspire youth to become leaders. Sport is an avenue to achieve all of these and the BC Games
provides young athletes, coaches, and officials from across the province with an important competitive opportunity and exceptional experience to learn about teamwork, goal setting, friendship, and community excellence. “BC Games athletes commit significant time and energy to their sport,” said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. “We hope that this financial support of our young participants, who are leaders both on and off the field of play, will help give them an extra boost to
continue to make a difference to their sport and in their communities.” Athletes (and youth coaches and officials) who have qualified for the 2016 BC Winter Games can apply for the bursary by completing the online application form at www. bcgames.org. A reference letter from a coach or teacher must be included. The deadline for applications is February 8, 2016 and winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games on February 28, 2016.
Both forums will be held at: Hope Secondary School, Commons Room 444 Stuart Street, Hope BC During each forum a School District #78 consultant will present the following topics for feedback from the parent community: • Boundary Review considerations for 2016/2017 • Grade 6/7considerations for Coquihalla Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary • Grade 7 considerations for Hope Secondary in 2016 • Catchment Options for Bus School Route considerations The meetings are intended to receive input from the community of schools on grade con¿guration issues and school boundary considerations for future school years. Parents of pre-school children are also welcome to attend the forums.
Study tracks migration patterns A study by Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Dr. Julian Somers reveals that a growing number of those experiencing longstanding homelessness and mental disorders in the lower mainland (Vancouver/Downtown East Side) have migrated from elsewhere. Service use records of more than 400 homeless individuals with psychiatric comorbidities were analyzed to examine patterns of geographic relocation, as well as health, justice, and social welfare service utilization. “Many of those who we tracked during the study are experiencing long-term deterioration in health and social welfare,” says Somers. “Despite increasing involvement with public services, they remain exposed to serious health and social risks associated with poverty.” Over the past 10 years, the number of those coming from outside the lower mainland rose from 17 to 52 per
cent. Their involvement with health, justice and social assistance services also increased significantly during this time. The study also suggests that migration into urban regions with a high concentration of services may not necessarily lead to effective pathways to recovery. Similarities can be seen with migration patterns into the Hope area, where a plethora of social services are availalbe to help individuals in this type of situation; however, that being said, programs like that offered at the Thunderbird Motel are unique to the area, and offer an ideal model, as to settings that are condusive to the health, healing, and reintegration of individuals back into society. The Motel is a unique luxury that most urban areas can take note of, but may be lacking in accessibility with lack of land space to accodmodate the rural type of model the Thunderbird has realized with great success.
New ways of learning in B.C. Mike Bernier Minister of Education This past fall, B.C. students and teachers continued to prepare for success in a changing world as classrooms began phasing in new curriculum that will make B.C.'s worldleading education system even better. The new curriculum still focuses on the basics - reading, writing and arithmetic. But those are being taught in a way that students also learn the collaboration, critical thinking and communications
skills they need to succeed in our changing world. Teachers, students and parents all benefit when learning becomes more flexible. If your child is passionate about space travel, starting a business or producing videos, teachers can tap into that passion and help students build their learning around it. Our education system is already recognized as one of the top three internationally. Why do we need to change? In part, because technology is transforming the way we live and it's changing
the way kids learn. With information at the press of a button, the education system that worked for us years ago is not as effective as it used to be for today's young learners. With labour stability in the classroom, parents expect us to focus on making sure their children have the skills they need to thrive in college, university and the workplace. We continue to work with the BC Teachers' Federation and other educational partners to phase in new curriculum and support teachers.
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The BC Games Society and Coast Capital Savings have teamed up once again to support the pursuit of achievement and leadership through a bursary program. Athletes (and youth coaches and officials) taking part in the Penticton 2016 BC Winter Games can apply to receive one of 16 bursaries in the amount of $500. The program was first offered at the 2014 BC Summer Games with over 250 applicants for the bursary. The bursary is intended to recognize athletes who have achieved in sport and education but, more importantly, go above and beyond in their communities through leadership and volunteer activities. Youth coaches and officials (under 19 years of age) who are attending the Games as part of a development opportunity are also welcome to apply. “Coast Capital Savings is excited to sponsor these bursaries as part of our commitment to building richer futures for youth in our communities,” said Wendy Lachance, Director of Community Leadership at Coast Capital Savings. “The dedication these
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ment nest eggs. This is risky behavior for any investor, but especially for those nearing or already in retirement. However, contrary to the old saying, desperate times do not call for desperate measures. For investors, these times call for rational analysis and planning. Investing too heavily in equities without maintaining a properly balanced portfolio is a sure-fire way to further shrink an already reduced nest egg. The planning begins with reviewing asset allocation and re-balancing. Investors must assess the level of risk present in their portfolios and determine whether it is suitable for their particular situation. They need to go back to the basics of financial planning and create a healthy balance between cash, fixed income, and equities. Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, has a rule of thumb when trying to determine a conservative asset allocation. He recommends holding the same amount of cash and fixed income as your age in years. That is, a 70 year-old’s portfolio
Financial Expert According to a recent survey done by Franklin Templeton, Canadians are generally quite optimistic about their future, with 92 per cent looking forward to retirement. On the whole, Canadians are planning on traveling, spending time with friends and family, and pursuing hobbies. Despite the optimism, 82 per cent are concerned about paying expenses in retirement. Specifically, 43 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 55-64 years old are concerned about managing retirement income to meet expenses. A good chunk of this concern can likely be attributed to remaining scars from the financial crisis. As a result, a lot of investors have been taking on excessive risk, jumping into the markets, fully exposed but without a strategy. They’ve moved heavily into equities, hoping to hit home runs and rebuild retire-
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Education Money available for improved education The start of a new year often inspires self-improvement, but can also involve a cash sor to help with any questions. crunch that comes right after the holiday spending spree. I’d recommend these classes to everyone who wants to go back to university, especially Thanks to grant money now available for students entering the University of the Fraser those who haven’t been to school for a long time.” Valley’s Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) programs, financial help can be proFor more information on UFV’s UUP, and for requesting grant assistance, please visit vided for those looking to improve their life by upgrading their education in 2016. www.ufv.ca/uup. “I want people who wish to upgrade their education to know that help is available for those who need it,” said Dr. Sue Brigden, Dean of the Faculty of Access and Continuing Education. “I want them to know that grant money is available to help them pay for their education. They should also know that because a grant is not a loan they will not have to pay any funds they receive back in the future.” Thousands of dollars are available this winter through the provincial Adult Upgrading Grant and the UFV Upgrading Grant. The grants, which are tiered, provide different levels of financial assistance for people of various incomes and needs. Some students could be given a grant that covers the cost of tuition, while those earning less could be given one that covers the cost of tuition, books, and supplies. Depending on their income, some applicants may still be required to cover smaller dues, such as student union fees. Switch to the fastest and most reliable “We encourage Internet technology * in Hope.1 all people to apply because most students are awarded a grant Get Optik TV™ and Internet for that covers the cost $50/mo. for 6 months when of tuition, at the very least,” Brigden said. you sign up for 2 years.2 UUP runs courses Regular price currently $93/mo. during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Applications are You’ll also enjoy: accepted throughout the year so — provided A FREE and easy service installation 3 seats are available — students can apply for Our 30-day satisfaction guarantee4 entry and start courses A FREE Wi-Fi modem and HD PVR rental 5 during the first couple of weeks of a semester. For those who cannot Switch to ﬁbre today at telus.com/hope begin in January, some or call 1-844-693-4273. may be able to enrol in courses starting in March or May. Chilliwack’s Shadi Chaychi is using her grant money to continue working towards becoming an engineer – a goal she couldn’t realize without UFV’s UUP. “It’s been a great experience. All the teachers were great, and the most important thing is classes are not too big, so teachers can TELUS STORES Chilliwack help all the students,” Cottonwood Mall 7544B Vedder Rd. Eagle Landing Shopping Centre she says. *Traditional copper wire or copper wire hybrid networks are subject to capacity constraints and environmental stresses that do not affect TELUS fibre optic technology, which is based on light signals. 1. Not all homes are covered. 2. Offer available until February 29, 2016, to residential customers who have not subscribed to “They offer grants TELUS TV or Internet in the past 90 days. Cannot be combined with other promotional offers. Offer includes Optik TV Essentials and Internet 25. The Essentials is required for all Optik TV subscriptions. Regular prices apply at the end of the promotional period. Minimum system requirements apply. Final eligibility for the services be determined by a TELUS representative. TELUS reserves the right to modify channel lineups and packaging, and regular pricing without notice. HDTV-input-equipped television required to watch HD. 3. Service installation, a $300 value, includes connection of up to 6 TVs and is free with a service agreement or purchase for low-income people, will of a digital box or PVR ($50 for month-to-month service with no equipment purchase). If new outlet/phone jacks are required, the charge will be $75 for the first one and $25 each for the others. 4. All TELUS home services taken at the same time are covered. All recurring monthly charges, as well as pay-per-use charges (such which is helpful, and as for On Demand or Pay-per-View programming) up to $100, will be waived for any service cancelled in the 30 days following installation. Promotional and installation credits will be reversed. If TELUS TV service is cancelled, the cancellation fee for TELUS TV equipment rental will not apply (the rental equipment must still be they have a great advi- returned). 5. A cancellation fee applies to the early termination of a service agreement after the 30 day satisfaction guarantee, and will be $10 for the PVR and digital boxes, multiplied by the number of months remaining in the term. Rental equipment must be returned in good condition upon cancellation of service, otherwise
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Arts&Life Pageantry alive with sponsorship Black Press is partnering with the Miss BC, Miss Teen BC and Mrs. BC Pageant this year as its official media sponsor. The partnership means that women interested in participating in the pageant can upload and share their information online through the contest page on any Black Press website throughout the province. Pageant organizers will then SUBMITTED PHOTO be in touch with Pictured are winners of the 2015 Miss BC; Miss Teen BC and Mrs. BC Pageant. The pageant takes the applicants to place again this July. provide further information leadling, manners, and even self-defence. ing up to the pageant weekend, which takes place They also attend a leadership seminar run by July 1 to 3 at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort female leaders in the community. Langley. The women compete in a private judge’s interview, The final pageant takes place July 3 at 6:30 p.m. an on-stage interview, sportswear and evening gown and is open to the public, as well as being broadcast presentations, a sponsor costume introduction, and on Shaw Television. Black Press will cover and report on the pageant, charity fundraising. The charity of the Miss BC Pageant is the Cops for where three women will be named Miss BC, Miss Teen BC and Mrs. BC. Other regional titles, such as Cancer Tour of the Canadian Cancer Society. Since Miss Fraser Valley and Miss Northern BC, will also 2007, the pageant has raised more than $250,000 for the cause. be presented. Storsley said he is proud of the road the pageant has travelled over the years. See video highlights from Miss BC 2015. “In the end, it is about giving back, reaching out, Creator and producer Darren Storsley emphasizes that this is not a beauty pageant, but a “development creating leaders and providing a venue for women to take leadership roles across B.C.” program.” For more information, visit missbc.ca. The public There is no maximum age limit to participate nor is invited to log on and vote for their favourite conare there height or weight restrictions. “There is something in this for everyone. Some testant for the People’s Choice Award closer to the girls who are on the shy side and not outgoing want pageant date. 2015 WINNERS this program so that they can get some skills and Miss BC – Shatki Shunmugam of Vancouver confidence in all the workshops and training we Mrs. BC – Shalini Gambhir of Vancouver offer, while others are excited to be part of a huge TV Miss Teen BC – Shalom Reimer of Fort Langley production,” he said. Mrs. Charity BC – Zana Gray of Burnaby Miss Fraser Valley – Kirti Singh of Surrey Photo Album highlights from 2015 Miss Greater Vancouver “Some girls are very vocal and want a venue to – Chiantelle Rey of Vancouver share a passion … and this is a great way to get an Miss Lower Mainland – Questa Lee of Richmond important and passionate message out there.” Miss Vancouver Island Leading up to the final pageant, all contestants – Katelynne Herchak of Victoria receive professional training in areas such as public Miss Northern BC speaking, interview skills, media relations, model-
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Sports Dancing to their own tune Barry Stewart Hope Standard One door closes, another opens. Some 60 local dance students were left without a place to train at, last August, when instructor Carla Bayes had to close her No Limits studio, due to a health concern in her family. A few parents got involved and soon Crystal Luck’s mom, Juanita Alexander agreed to front the funds to secure a location and establish a new dance school. SilverHope Dance Academy’s new home is in the suite beside the Hope Subway restaurant. It started out as a short-lived Chicken Delight restaurant in the mid 1990s and has been mostly vacant ever since. There are many renovations still to do — but at least they’ve got a practice space and they’ve been able to keep some of the instructors who worked at No Limits. Luck is now the registrar and manager of the academy, aided by parent volunteers Michelle Richardson and Jenny Waddle. “We’ve got seven instructors,” said Luck. “Liam Mackie and Delaney Hawkes are back, after competing in Italy.” The two Chilliwackbased dancers competed in the IDO World HipHop, Electric Boogie and Break dance Championships in Italy in October of 2015. Hawkes and her senior hip hop team finished in fourth place, while Mackie and his junior team captured silver. Instructors cover BARRY STEWART/ THE STANDARD hip hop, jazz, tap and ballet styles as well as Talia Richardson practices her leaps at the Silver-Hope Dance Academy, in preparation for a competition in Mission. The academy is looking for new students; see contact information “acro” an acrobatic mix at the bottom of the story. of jazz and gymnastics. Choreographing and one“Some of our dancers “Karry Kozak-Fedorek ballet for in Hope. She has teach beginners’ ballet and per month for the boys’ and on-one private lessons are owned her own dance studio danced competitively for hip hop and they continue girls’ performance hip hop will be going to the Synergy also offered. to train under Delaney and teams. “Our recreational competition in Mission on “Giada Clemmens is from in Chilliwack for many years over 10 years. dancers might only have one April 1,” said Luck. “We think “Our junior instructors, Liam.” Hope and she leads our com- and now she teaches at five The academy’s doors lesson per week but our com- there will be three going but pany dancers in strength and studios. She covers hip hop, Alyssa Goglin and Tahnee Waddle are from Hope and are open Monday through pany dancers take 5 to 7 les- it could be as many as ten, if conditioning,” said Luck. acro and jazz.” “They have to take that as Isabella Alton is also from they trained at the No Limits Saturday — and Mackey sons per week and private they are ready by the compepart of their curriculum. tition’s enrollment date. Chilliwack and she teaches studio,” added Luck. “They holds two Sunday sessions lessons on Saturdays.
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HIP OR KNEE REPLACEMENT? Arthritic Conditions/COPD? Restrictions in Walking/Dressing? Disability Tax Credit $2,000 Tax Credit $20,000 Refund. Apply today For Assistance: 1-844-453-5372.
Local HVAC company hiring for the following positions: sheet metal Installers, foreman, ticketed “B” gas fitters, gas fitter apprentices. Must have a valid driver’s license. Email resume to email@example.com
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS
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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COMING EVENTS .21st Century Flea Market, Jan 17, 10am-3pm. 3250 Commercial Drive Vanc. Info: 604-980-3159. Adm. $5.
INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT SCHOOL. Hands-On Tasks. Start Weekly. GPS Training! Funding & Housing Avail! Job Aid! Already a HEO? Get certiﬁcation proof. Call 1-866-399-3853 or go to: iheschool.com MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employer-trusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855768-3362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!
Magnum Industrial Services Ltd. specializes in professional industrial moving and rigging services. Foreman/Lead Hand- Must have leadership skills, experience in industrial moving & rigging. Clean drivers abstract required. Industrial Movers/Riggers- F/t, experienced and clean drivers abstract required.
Competitive Wage Based On Experience & Beneﬁts Package Available! E-mail Resumes: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Apply At: www.magnumindustrial.ca
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BARCLAY FLETCHER CONTRACTING, complete home reno’s, additions & more. (604)869-1686
Hope & Area Transition Society
OPTICAL TRAINING www.bccollegeofoptics.ca BC College Optics 604.581.0101
CANADA BENEFIT GROUP - Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888-511-2250 or www.canadabenefit.ca/free-assessment
L.HISLOP CONTRACTING, custom woodworking solutions, complete renovations. Call 604-869-3449
. Need Cash? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. SnapCarCash. 604-777-5046
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New Mt. Lehman location seeking: • COOKS • LINE COOKS • SERVERS • SERVER ASSISTANTS • HOSTS/HOSTESSES • BARTENDERS At Denny’s we value great skills. If you are looking for a fun and rewarding career we want to meet you! Visit us at our new location at 2950 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford (in the new Sandman Hotel), and let’s talk about your bright future with us. Or apply with email to: email@example.com
STAFF RELIEF The Hope & Area Transition Society is a non-profit organization which provides programs and services to individuals affected by social issues. The Society is seeking applications for the position Staff Relief (permanent) at the Jean Scott Transition House. The preferred candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications: • Knowledge and understanding of support and crisis counseling related to family violence issues. • The ability to demonstrate assertiveness along with both professional and personal boundaries. • Excellent verbal and written communication with the staff team, including conflict resolution. • Efficient time, organizational and stress-management skills. • Flexibility and ability to assimilate into the staff team, along with being able to work independently with little or no supervision and be comfortable working alone • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts and carry a cell phone. • Ability to pass and maintain security clearance, carry a valid driver’s license and have a dependable vehicle. Along with resume send a letter of interest indicating how you meet the qualifications stated above to: The Hope and Area Transition Society Att: H. Garfield-Manager Box 1761 Hope, BC V0X 1L0 www.hopetransition.org Closing Date: January 21, 2016 Only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ......... 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS.. 9-57 TRAVEL .................................61-76 CHILDREN............................. 80-98 EMPLOYMENT .................... 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES............ 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK............... 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE .... 503-587 REAL ESTATE ..................... 603-696 RENTALS .......................... 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE.................... 804-862 MARINE ........................... 903-920
INDEX IN BRIEF
A22 Hope Standard, Thursday, January 14, 2016 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374
KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605
PHILLIPS TREE SERVICES, Removals, Toppings. Free estimates & Fully Insured. Call 604-702-8247
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
CANYON CARPETS, 326 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER & ROOF Cleaning/Power Washing since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Simon, 604-230-0627
284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION LLOYD’S UTILITIES, gas, oil & propane furnaces, class A gas fitter. (604)869-1111 or (604)869-6544
ROGER’S UPHOLSTERY, furniture, windows, fabric, in-home & online estimates. Call 604-860-0939
FRASER CANYON GLASS, for all your glass repairs, windshields domestic & imports. (604)869-9514
PETS PET SERVICES
PRECISION EXTERIORS, roofing, siding, windows, doors and more. WCB insured. Call (604)750-8025
GLEN TRAUN LANDSCAPING, Commercial & Residential yard maintenance. Call 604-869-2767
MOVING & STORAGE
INTEGRITY MOVERS, moving & delivery services. We’re not satisfied until you are. (604)860-5277
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.
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
Is your pet in need of spaying or neutering? S.N.Y.P. (Spay or Neuter Your Pets) can help. We are a local, registered charity providing financial assistance to people in need for spaying and neutering dogs/ cats. S.N.Y.P. works in partnership with Dr. Madsen at Coquihalla Veterinary Services. Please call 604-869-9474 for details or drop in to 591-C Walllace St. to pick up an application.
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP. Working line. Black. 12 wks old, 1 left. $750. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602
Hope Station House
111 Old Hope Princeton Hwy Sat., Jan 16 10 am to 4 pm Garage Sale
Pre-constuction cleanup, tables, chairs, kitchen utensils & equipment, decorations, miscellaneous treasures, donated items including childrens toys, household items.
MISC. FOR SALE
REFORESTATION NURSERY SEEDLINGS of hardy trees, shrubs, & berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce & Pine from $0.99/tree. Free Shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or www.treetime.ca
HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. www.hopeautobody.ca Call (604)869-5244
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
STEEL BUILDING SALE. “REALLY BIG SALE-YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 21X22 $5,190 25X24 $5,988 27X28 $7,498 30X32 $8,646 35X34 $11,844 42X54 $16,386. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca
to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1367 for the property at 19700 Klassen Rd.
MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 AT 7:00 PM IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, MUNICIPAL HALL
Have Unwanted Firearms?
Council will hear the views of the public at the above referenced meeting in order to assist them in deciding whether the proposed amendment bylaw should proceed.
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.
INTENT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW To rezone the property at 19700 Klassen Road from Rural (RU-1) to Light/ Service Industrial (I-2) in order to permit a truck stop and associated uses.
LEGAL DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
(see location map below) Lot B Plan 31084 Except Plan 39120, PID 001-775-782, 19700 Klassen Road
Call today to set up an appointment 604-467-9232
Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms
REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
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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TRUCKS & VANS
KEY TRACK AUTO SALES Abbotsford 30255 Cedar Lane
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 551
MISC. FOR SALE
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.
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
This week’s puzzle answers!
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
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 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 HOPE,
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
HOPE, 1 bdrm duplex, 5 appl, central location, N/S, small pet OK. $650/mo + util. Call (604)860-5500
733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS 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
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 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
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. $700/mon. + deposit. Call 604-217-5358
DL# 31038 604-855-0666 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr, auto, loaded, STK#749. $2,900. 2003 HONDA CIVIC, auto 4 dr sedan loaded STK#666. $4,900 2004 ACURA EL 1.7 4dr sedan leather, sunroof, loaded 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. 2004 HONDA CRV. 4dr, fully loaded, auto, Only this week! STK#747. $6,900. 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. 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. 4dr auto, fully loaded, Only this week! STK#750. $11,900. 2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 4 dr, auto, fully loaded. STK#721 $12,900. 2012 NISSAN ALTIMA. 4dr, auto, fully loaded, low kms. STK#746. $13,900. 2012 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr, auto, loaded, STK#695. $14,900. 2008 CHEV 1500 LT. Crew cab, 4X4, auto, short box, fully loaded. STK#600. $16,900.
33166 South Fraser Way DL# 40083 778-908-5888 2004 MAZDA 3 Auto, 4 dr, Only this wk! STK#673 $4,900. 2004 DODGE CARAVAN 7psgr, loaded STK#525 $2,900. 2003 FORD FOCUS 4 dr, auto, Aircared, STK#545, $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.
Financing Available www.keytrackautosales.ca
Inspection of Documents If you consider that this proposed bylaw amendment affects you or your property, you have the right to: • Inspect the staff report and the proposed amendment bylaw at the District of Hope Municipal Hall during regular office hours. The Municipal Hall is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays. • View the staff report and the proposed amendment bylaw presented to Council at the December 14, 2015 meeting available on the District of Hope’s website at www.hope.ca. • Submit your views and comments to the District of Hope by letter, fax or e-mail before 12:00 noon on Monday, January 25, 2016 and/or attend the Public Hearing to make your views known to Council when the Mayor asks for comments from the public. John Fortoloczky, Chief Administrative Officer
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††Government5-StarSafetyRatingsarepartoftheNationalHighwayTrafficSafetyAdministration’s(NHTSA’s)NewCarAssessmentProgram(www.SaferCar.gov).*LimitedtimeweeklyleaseofferandallotheroffersarefromHondaCanadaFinanceInc.,onapprovedcredit.#Theweeklyleaseoffer applies to a new 2016 Civic 4D LX 6MT model FC2E5GE/Pilot LX 2WD YF5H1GE/HR-V LX 2WD MT RU5G3GEX for a 60-month period, for a total of 260 payments of $58.86/$111.65/$66.75 leased at 3.99%/4.99%/4.99% APR based on applying $240/$0/$380 “lease dollars” (which are deducted fromthenegotiatedsellingpriceaftertaxes).‡Downpaymentof$0.00,firstweeklypaymentand$0securitydepositdueatleaseinception.Totalleaseobligationis$15,303.60/$29,029.00/$17,355.00.Taxes,license,insuranceandregistrationareextra.120,000kilometreallowance;chargeof$0.12/ kmforexcesskilometres.**MSRPis$20,485/$37,185/$22,385includingfreightandPDIof$1,595/$1,695/$1,695.License,insurance,registrationandtaxesareextraandmayberequiredatthetimeofpurchase.*/#/**Pricesand/orpaymentsshowndonotincludeaPPSAlienregistrationfeeof $30.31andlienregisteringagent’sfeeof$5.25,tire/batterytax,airconditioningtax(whereapplicable)orenvironmentalfeesandlevies,allofwhicharedueattimeofdelivery.OffersvalidfromJanuary5ththroughFebruary1st,2016atparticipatingHondaretailers.Dealermaysell/leaseforless. Dealertrademaybenecessaryoncertainvehicles.OffersvalidonlyforBritishColumbiaresidentsatBCHondaDealerslocations.Offerssubjecttochangeorcancellationwithoutnotice.Termsandconditionsapply.Visitwww.bchonda.comorseeyourHondaretailerforfulldetails.£Noneofthe featureswedescribeareintendedtoreplacethedriver’sresponsibilitytoexerciseduecarewhiledriving.Driversshouldnotusehandhelddevicesoroperatecertainvehiclefeaturesunlessitissafeandlegaltodoso.Somefeatureshavetechnologicallimitations.Foradditionalfeatureinformation, limitationsandrestrictions,pleasevisitwww.honda.ca/disclaimersandrefertothevehicle’sOwner’sManual.†Onlycompatiblewithcertaindevicesandoperatingsystems.Cellulardataand/orvoicechargesmayapply,includingroamingchargesand/orotheramountschargedbyyourwirelesscarrier.
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