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Marina plans still not final, owner says

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If Harrison Marina is looking a little empty this week, there’s a reason. Word got out over the last few weeks that the marina was undergoing big changes starting in February, including an end to annual moorage. Some heard from the marina’s own website, others received an email, and others heard about it at the Vancouver Boat Show. Last week, this newspaper also reported the changes. Many who were moored at Harrison Marina quickly moved their boats to other marinas, which are now reported to be full. But owner Wayne Moser said this

week that the information released on the website was incorrect, and there is no rush to move out. While they do intend to renovate the entire marina, with an eventual drop in number of slips from the current 220 to 146, he said it’s just a plan so far. The website stated: “We will no longer have Annual Moorage available as of Feb1/16.” It also stated those who have pre-paid could get a refund, and those who wanted to try to stay in their slips could do so, unless someone else were to buy it. “It shouldn’t have said that,” he said. “It should have said ‘hopefully.’ We can’t put a date on it.” He said he’s working on talking to all the boat owners who have

been trying to contact him for refunds or more information about the impending project. He said the proposed slips aren’t being sold yet. However, his real estate agent was at the Vancouver Boat Show presenting the slips and marina in late January, and a website contains pricing details. Moser said they are just taking names down right now for slips, and for the eventual float homes that are planned for even further down the road. “We’re talking to them all,” he said of the boat owners. “We’re explaining exactly what’s happened. We don’t want to lose all the people in the marina, no question.” He said there are several different

levels of approval for marinas, federally and provincially. “What we’re putting in there, we’re wanting to sell these things, but it still is subject to that,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll have it all in place shortly.” Leases for the slips are 30 years long with prices starting at $40,000 (plus GST) for a 24 foot slip, with an option of purchasing another 30 years for $1. The largest slips are 50 feet, fetching $90,000 (plus GST). In addition to the purchase price, there are annual maintenance fees and insurance requirements for each leaseholder. The marina will be changing its name to Alice Springs Landing Continued on 3

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For someone who’s only in Grade 4, Gracie knows a lot about aquaponics. She speaks quickly about the nitrogen cycle between excited breaths, working through subjects like the tilapia she includes in her system and even the early cultures of the world that used the idea long ago. “I learned that it's very hard to keep the nitrogen cycle going,” Gracie says. “And about good bacteria, bad bacteria.” Standing between her fish tank (with plant perched on top) and her science fair judge Wayne Richards, the young Agassiz Christian school student politely asks if she should speak slower for Richards. The two were among a gym full of children describing their displays to judges Tuesday during the school’s science fair. Alternating every second year with a heritage fair, the event hosted 17 external judges this year including a geologist, a viceprincipal, a University of the Fraser Valley professor, community members and many former educators. “It gives kids variety, it gives kids an opportunity to really pursue something in depth,” says

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Above: Camryn, a Grade 6 student uses a tablet device to explain her science project about bath bombs to Mark Gross. Right: A Grade 2 student and judge at Tuesday’s science fair.

John Zuidhof, Agassiz Christian’s principal. “And to display their learning, because too often too much of the learning just stays in the classroom.” On the other side of the gym floor, Mark Gross listens to Grade 6 student Camryn’s presentation about homemade bath bombs. Gross is retired from working in the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre and is interested in many sciences. This is his third time helping

with the fair. “This is truly experimental,” he says nodding to the presentation in front of his seat, clipboard in hand. “It's a fun thing to do and it's really good to support the kids and give them a chance to demonstrate their knowledge and have an audience, and it's good for their development.” Grades 4 to 7 have an opportunity to talk to two different judges like Gross, and kindergarten to Grade 3 students have an interview from one volunteer. JOIN OUR The lower grades’ projects line the walls surrounding their seniors’ displays and are more theme specific, giving them a guided introduction to the concept, but including students right from the Become part of the Expedia® family and start of their academic join our sales team of 4,000 Vacation Consultants. careers. Grade 6 and 7 teacher FLEXIBILITY | | ONGOING ONGOING SUPPORT LEXIBILITY SUPPORT | |FUN FUN Dan Verbeek says the big takeaway for most students is the ownership they have over their project subject matter and how that drives their INQUIRE TODAY ABOUT JOINING OUR TEAM learning. (604) 795 6066 “It's all them, so they 10 - 45905 Yale Road get to take pride in this,” he says scanning the


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A jury was selected Saturday for an Abbotsford man who was arrested for the murder of a woman whose body was found beside an Agassiz forestry road in 2010. Ian Michael Hewitt of Abbotsford was picked up and charged with first degree murder almost a year after Angela Crossman’s body was discovered 2.5 kilometres up Chehalis Lake Forest Road on the way to Elbow Lake in June, 2009. The trial, to take place in New Westminster, is scheduled to start Feb. 9 and is expected to go until June 30 this year.

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Marina, to reflect the history of Harrison Hot Springs. The marina’s website still states this week: “We will have all new breakwaters, walkways and slips, with shorepower to all, also water and sani will be supplied to a number of slips in the future. Slips will range from 24 to 50 feet. There is to be a Float Home Community using about one third of the waterlot to the south. With this new design our slips are limited to 146. We intend to market all our slips by way of the Longterm Moorage Agreement we have in place.”

for a total of 4,510 hours. Meanwhile, work is progressing on the new SAR hall and preparing the Harrison Osprey for launch in the spring. “While the task volume is down from a high of over 60 calls in 2006, the volume of overall hours spent on maintaining the service continues to increase,” said the group’s president, Marvin Anderson. “We have a small group of very committed and

dedicated volunteers.” Last week’s events were followed by six fatalities elsewhere in the province involving responses by trained search and rescue volunteers. Although incidents involving out-of-bounds skiers and snowboarders garner the media’s attention, they comprise only 2% of the 1,400 SAR responses in British Columbia each year. As for the newly

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promised government money, BCSARA is currently working on a distribution formula. The announcement follows work that has been ongoing for several years to develop sustainable funding for the 2,500 unpaid SAR volunteers, and to cover fixed costs such as training, capital depreciation, licensing and maintenance. Discussions on the alternate support model (ASM) for SAR are continuing, as the onetime funding is seen as only an interim measure.


Last Wednesday, while the Minister of Emergency Preparedness announced $10M in funding for the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA), the local crew was busy proving that money was needed. The same day the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto talked about the dollars to be distributed to all 80 Search and Rescue groups in the province, Kent Harrison SAR volunteers were responding to two calls for assistance. The first call came in on Wednesday morning regarding flashing lights on Mt. Woodside. A concerned resident on the south side of the river thought someone was signaling for help. After deploying two teams onto the mountain, SAR volunteers discovered they were only the lights from logging equipment at work. The second call came in shortly after crews returned from Mt. Woodside. Two males in their 70s had gone for a short walk along the Spirit Trail in Harrison Hot Springs when they got lost. They called for help as one of the pair had medical problems. SAR volunteers located the men in

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We were pleased to hear that the new federal government is quietly doing away with the audits meant to silence opposing voices started by the former Conservative government. It was lost on no one that these audits, conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency at the direction of the Conservatives, seemed to target charities that opposed government agendas and policies. Think the David Suzuki Foundation rather than, say, the C.D. Howe Institute. They were begun around the time when big hearings were getting underway on pipelines and oil and gas development — a Conservative government darling. It read like a malicious quest to shut up the opposition. And sadly, to some extent, it was successful. Charitable organizations — including those involved in advocating for social justice and poverty issues — became afraid they would be targeted if they spoke up too freely. Such groups usually have limited funds and cannot afford to undergo the rigours of an audit, let alone pay whatever penalties might be issued. Registered charities may only use a maximum of 10 per cent of their funds on “political activities”. This vague definition was part of the problem. According to PEN Canada, the government allocated $13 million to the audit effort since it started in 2012. And the whole thing never made much rational sense anyway. Charities are almost by definition formed to help a particular group or cause. They’re trying to make things better for someone, or for the environment. It was extremely uncomfortable to think that our Canadian government was willing to use its vast resources to try to silence voices they didn’t like or agree with. That’s something those of us who’ve grown up in this country would tend to think more the province of a repressive dictatorship. It’s un-Canadian.

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Tom Fletcher Communities around B.C. are struggling to cope with the continued influx of what politicians call “homelessness,” a term that suggests the problem can be solved merely by providing more homes. Taxpaying citizens see the daily reality behind the soothing euphemisms – mainly transients squatting in parks and “tent cities” blighted by drug abuse and crime, and “homeless” shelters that fill up as soon as they open. They worry that the continued costly supply of supports only invites more arrivals, particularly in the gentle climate of southwestern B.C. Their worries are well founded. In Abbotsford, a 40-bed “temporary weather shelter” made from industrial camp trailers opened in December with a $450,000 operating grant from

B.C. Housing. It was full in 10 days. Abbotsford Police Chief Bob Rich told city council in January that his bike officers don’t recognize most of the shelter occupants from their constant patrols of local tent camps, the largest of which has been on a city-owned roadside site since 2013. In Maple Ridge, a “low barrier harm reduction” shelter was opened last fall in response to a growing tent camp and accompanying drug dealing, prostitution and petty crime. One resident noted bitterly that a mayor’s task force had identified 42 unsheltered homeless people, then found places for 77 from the camp, 40 from a closing “temporary” shelter and 40 in a new shelter. “How exactly does one house 157 out of 42?” she asked. Victoria’s camping population has gathered in an Occupy-style squat on provincial land next to the courthouse, after years of uncontrolled camping in Beacon Hill and other city parks.

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Al-Anon: Hope and support for families THE OBSERVER

When Madeline got a phone call at two in the morning from St. Paul’s hospital telling her that her husband was in care after a serious car accident, she said, “Thank God it’s finally happened.” She went back to bed and had the best sleep she’d experienced while he was away. It’s not the kind of reaction one would expect, but Madeline’s husband was an alcoholic and his concussion, contusion and partly collapsed lung were a relief in a way. “They must have thought I was nuts,” she says now, recalling the day decades ago. But she instinctively knew that this was it. He’d hit bottom. When they went to pick the car up, Madeline’s husband had put his head through the windshield and twisted the steering wheel. He was lucky he lived, and soon after he started to go to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings. That was six months after Madeline (not her real name) had started going to life-changing meetings of her own— meetings that would help her deal with everything from the car accident to her husband’s alcoholism and her reaction to it. She had started attending AlAnon meetings on recommendations from a friend and her family doctor. “The only thing I remember about that first meeting was feeling, ‘I’m home, these people understand and now I’ve got some hope. Things

are going to get better,’ Madeline says. And they did, even before the car accident. She’d stopped looking for him when he didn’t show up (previously she would phone bars and sometimes put their two children in the car and go looking for him late at night). “I thought it was my fault, I didn’t know it was the disease until I got to AlAnon. And then I realized what rough shape I was in and how I was affecting our children,” Madeline says. “Once I focused on myself and looking after me and making the home more pleasant for the whole family, it eased the tension.” The organization that helped her and many others with similar stories is set up to support anyone affected by somebody else’s drinking. An anonymous program, Al-Anon “isn’t allied with with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; it does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause.” It’s only purpose, according to the group, is to help families of alcoholics. And according to Madeline, that’s even more specific a target group than in practice. The Agassiz Al-Anon Family Group also welcomes teachers, employers, employees, etc.—anyone affected by another’s drinking. The local branch of AlAnon will be celebrating 40 years in Agassiz this year, and the individuals and families it has helped with its 12 step program along the way. “I’ll be 42 years in Al

Anon in May,” Madeline says, having attended previous to her move here. “I still go. It keeps me out of trouble and falling back into my old thinking and behaviour.” And many of her friends are members. Besides, Madeline says, without the old-timers who’d be there to help the newer attendees? She laughs and admits that she learns as much from new-comers as from anyone, and that bonds made at the meetings can be strong. “I’m closer to some of my program friends than I am to some of my family.” When Madeline met her husband, she was in her late teens and he was the embodiment of fun and excitement. The drinking didn’t seem bad, but she admits to a rather stormy courtship. “I thought when we got married the drinking would stop,” she says. But it didn’t. And Madeline took on the brunt of the responsibility, wondering how she could stop her husband’s drinking, how she could be a better wife and mother. During that time before Al-Anon, she refers to herself as “stark raving sober,” and recognizes the effect both her husband’s and her behaviour was having on their kids. “Often you can tell there’s a problem in a home by the behaviour of the spouse or the children rather than the alcoholic himself or herself,” she says. In fact, by her estimation their two children who were about six- and twoyears-old when she started attending the program were mostly affected by

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And whatever role that change played worked in Madeline’s family’s case: her husband was sober three decades when he died. Not every family is as lucky, but she believes AlAnon is worth attending even if the alcoholic never gets sober. “The trust and the hope is that if you work at the program, life will get better,” she says. “Things will get better—whether the alcoholic keeps drinking or not.” • Alateen, part of AlAnon is for teenagers. As there is no Alateen in Agassiz currently, teens are welcome in Al-Anon. Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship and operates in many countries. Members may attend any meeting, anywhere. Agassiz Al-Anon invites potential participants to attend a weekly meeting. Call Shirley 604-796-9865 or Anne 604-796-3103 for more information, or visit the website Drop-ins are welcome at 8 p.m. every Thursday in the Agriroom at the Agricultural Hall, first entrance on the west side.



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Madeline herself. “Their dad was never a mean, nasty drunk,” she says. “For which I’m forever grateful.” Her daughter recounts the common occurrence of standing at the top of the stairs when dad came home and mom telling them to go to their rooms. An argument would ensue which would add to the persistent underlying tension in the house. “But after the shift I can remember the big sense of a big uplifting feeling, feeling really hopeful,” Madeline’s daughter says. “Everybody wasn’t on edge, it was a lot better.” “The air was cleared, a big cloud was lifted.” So there was an immediate improvement for Madeline and her children after Al-Anon came to their lives. But then of course, there’s the longer term contribution of the program to her husband’s eventual sobriety—though Madeline is careful to give him full credit for that. However, she knows that her change in attitude and behaviour meant he couldn’t blame her anymore.

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medals in the two day race event. The Port Moody native was celebrating her 16th birthday Sunday while she raced on an intermediate run called Seymour 16’s. Her teammate Lena Liljedahl, also from Port Moody, placed 11th amongst the U16 ladies on Saturday and 12th on Sunday. “Great skiing and training at Hemlock this winter along with hard work from the girls added

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the end of February, the camp cook training and basic security training programs are already underway and get a $94,648 and $14,226 boost respectively from provincial and federal coffers. They are part of a total investment of more than $10.4 million in 46 training programs benefitting British Columbians across the province because of the federal and provincial

partnership Job Fund Agreement under the Employer-Sponsored Training stream. "Targeted skills training provides students with jobready skills to access quality careers in B.C.," Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness said. "I really appreciate UFV Trades and Technical Centre working with Seabird to put on these high-quality programs— I've tasted the results,

and they are great." Skills training programs like those at Seabird “support B.C.'s regional labour market demands and provide opportunities to youth, women, Indigenous people, immigrants and other eligible participants to receive training as well as industry recognized certificates or credentials,” according to the provincial government’s news release.

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Students of two programs at Seabird College will see a funding injection into the training they are taking to boost their careers. The B.C. government announced Monday that the college received money for a pair of project-based training (PBT) programs offered at Seabird, amounting to over $100,000. With training expected to finish by

At their dinner meeting on Jan. 27, the AgassizHarrison Lions donated a large portion of their July car show proceeds to Honour House. As described by its general manager, Craig Longstaff, Honour House is “a Ronald McDonald house for military personnel and first responders and their families in time of crisis.” Located in New Westminster, the house offers individuals and families a place to stay when they or their family members are receiving treatment in the Vancouver area. The house operates on donations and only employs one paid staff member. Volunteers man, maintain and refurbish the house as needed, and there is no charge to guests or to their employers for using the facility. The service is open to active and retired fire, police, paramedics, sheriffs, corrections officers and others. For more information, visit their website at

Lions Bob Boormann and Darcy Striker, chairmen of the car show, make a cheque presentation to Honour House general manager Craig Longstaff last Wednesday.

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Forage crop course offered

Echoes from the past FEBRUARY 3, 1966

The Agassiz Recreation Commission is sponsoring three short courses on forage crops. The first class was held on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Municipal Hall from 8 to 9:30 with Clare Nelson, assistant field crops commissioner from the B.C. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Mills Clarke from the Agassiz Experimental Farm conducting the discussion. The second meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, and the subject will be crops for silage: corn, sorghum, etc. new developments and varieties. Bill Davis will be in charge. On Feb 15 the third session will deal with weed control recommendations in forage crops, fertilizer recommendations and practices, land preparation and seedling pastures etc. Eric Hughes,

assistant field crop commissioner, B.C. Department of Agriculture, will take this topic.

Sewer contract signed, construction underway

Contract for the Agassiz sewer system was signed on Monday by Reeve Wes Johnson. Total amount involved is $162,924, including $31,157 for storm sewers and connection laterals to property lines. These two items were not covered by the $158,000 bylaw passed by the ratepayers in August. There is a $10,000 contingency allowance in the contract. Railway Avenue is not included. Deadline for completion is Aug. 1. Council met Monday afternoon and approved signing of the contract. It leaves the municipality responsible for dewatering excavations if the amount of water is greater than a three inch

pump will handle. Cost of easements for the pipe to the river was discussed at considerable length, as the Reeve said he had been unable to reach agreement with the landowners concerned. Later, however he and Councillor Norman Morrow obtained agreement on the basis of $500 an acre for a 30 foot easement. Work will begin on the pipe leading to the outfall at the river and next at the two pumping stations, where it is expected that there will be trouble working below the water table. As much of the job as possible is to be under the winter works program, with half the labour cost paid by the federal government. Council will seek an extension of the winter work period because construction was delayed by the snow. Presence of snow drifts is still delaying the start on excavation, but clearing of the right of way has started.

Agassiz RCMP warn of meat order fraud

Agassiz RCMP are in the midst of a rare investigation. Two instances of fraud were committed in the region where a male has contacted local residents with an offer to sell them meat at a discounted rate. The meat, however was

never produced and the scammed residents lost their money. The two separate complaints received by the police were similar in nature, according to Sgt. Darren Rennie. “In both cases a male described as a well-spoken,

well-dressed Aboriginal male, approximately in his late 30s to early 40s driving a half-ton pickup truck offered Agassiz residents the opportunity to purchase meat and fish at a greatly discounted rate,” said Sergeant Rennie. The RCMP advise

residents to decline any purchase if approached and call police immediately. Local police request anyone with information contact the Agassiz RCMP 604-796-2211 and/or CrimeStoppers 1-800-2228477 (TIPS).

The truth about the cash back mortgage We often see ads from the major lenders offering cash back incentives on their mortgage products. Gone are the days where a cash back mortgage could be used to facilitate a purchase without the required minimum of a five per cent down payment. Cash back incentives are now made available for other enticing uses; new furniture and appliances, renovations and the other great hook: Apply the cash back portion directly on your mortgage for a better effective rate. Just a few  weeks ago, I was emailed an offer from a major lender who shall remain unnamed; “NEW PROMO … Cash back for BARB TEN BOS purchases. Effective five year Rate as low as Mortgage 2.62%….” First off, the cash back mortgages are Minute offered at a premium (higher) compared to other standard rates available. The ploy suggested by the lender here is pay it straight down on principle and lower your effective interest rate over time. Read the fine print

The kicker here and warning to all….there is a catch. If you are to break the mortgage midterm, whether to sell your home or refinance, you not only have to pay the interest penalty, you also have to return the cash back portion to the bank. Even if you used it to pay down your mortgage. This is in the fine print on the websites and in your contract for you to see. I have seen this happen to a few people that I know and it ended up being a $10,000 to $20,000 factor in their decision not to move or change careers. There are other more cost-effective ways to obtain financing in better programs such as purchase plus improvements, or home equity lines of credit (HELOC), that expose you to less future risk and still provide you with flexibility to accomplish your goals.

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festival so we were concerned when we heard the news,” says Hillhouse. "We are happy to say he is recovering and will be back to perform here in September." Brickhouse is a six-piece band with not only great playing and singing 'chops' but also lots of personality. The fun nature of the band does not negate the fact that they include some of Vancouver’s highest caliber and hardest working musicians—qualities that helped to earn them the spot as house band at the legendary Yale Hotel blues bar for over

10 years. With a list of original material that rivals the number of keys on a full size piano, Brickhouse delivers a message that attracts the young, and the young at heart. With over 200 shows a year, it’s no wonder fans choose the set list before the band does. Tickets for Brickhouse are $22.00 and can be purchased online at www., by phone at 604.796.3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Avenue. 7402801

Vancouver’s tightest and funkiest representatives of rhythm and blues, Brickhouse, will be igniting both the stage and dance floor Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8:00 p.m. in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall. “The last time Brickhouse was here, in 2014, they sold out the hall a few days in advance,” recalls Harrison Festival Society artistic director Andy Hillhouse. “There is a good reason why they are so popular—they are a satisfyingly good live act, with a charismatic frontman, Rob Bracken, who has a great voice and is a killer harp

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In memory of our loving husband, father, Opa and uncle. September 15, 1942 - January 19, 2016 Herman was predeceased by his first wife Lorraine, his dad, mom, 4 brothers and 1 sister. He is survived by his wife of 17 years Patricia Boyle, his daughter Jeanette, his son Troy (Deanne), his grandchildren Jordan, Dale, Darrien, and Rolanda, his 4 sisters Mina Kerkhof, Dina (Jack) Vandermuelen, Gertie (Ralph) Maarhuis, Trena (Lawrence) Hooiveld; 2 brothers Jelte (Marie), Joe (Gerdy); sisters-in-law Patsy and Shirley (Jerry) Powers. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Herman was born in Westerenden, Holland and immigrated to Canada with his parents and family in 1952. They moved to Tabor, AB and eventually to Abbotsford, BC in 1954. He was in the construction industry until his retirement and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling. Herman passed away peacefully after losing his battle with cancer. He was loved and respected by many and will be remembered dearly by all. A “Celebration of Life� is planned for Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1pm at the Sumas Community Hall (2800 Sumas Mtn. Road, Abbotsford, BC). In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

JONES Yvonne Violet Yvonne Violet Jones passed away on February 1, 2016 at Logan Manor, Agassiz. She was 100 years old, having celebrated her last birthday on November 14, 2015. Yvonne is survived by three sons (Chris, Scott, and Neil), nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond in September, 2008. Yvonne and Ray were married for 67 years. They were members of the Agassiz community and Anglican church congregation since 1980. Friends and family may pay their respects to Yvonne at All Saints Anglican Church, 6904 Lougheed Hwy in Agassiz on Wednesday, February 10 between 1:00 and 2:30 p.m. This viewing will be followed by a funeral service beginning at 3:00 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Yvonne’s name to the charity of your choice which best supports children and families. Henderson’s Funeral Home, in care of arrangements, 604-792-1344


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2004 MAZDA 3 Auto, 4 dr, Only this wk! STK#673 $4,900. 2004 DODGE CARAVAN 7psgr, loaded STK#525 $2,900. 2003 FORD FOCUS 4 dr, auto, Aircared, STK#545, $2,900. 2002 HONDA ACCORD 2dr, auto, loaded, STK#648 $3,900. 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. 2009 TOYOTA COROLLA 4 dr sedan, loaded. No trade. STK#504. $10,900.



$575.00 1 br.,Mt. Cheam views,updated suite,elevator,new laundry facilities,storage locker,parking & walk to downtown Agassiz amenities. Discount for seniors. 604-367-8737. AGASSIZ 1 bdrm modern new apt., in suite washer & dryer, all util incl. Ref. Req. $750 /month. Call 604819-6422 or 604-819-6122 Agassiz. Woodside, 1 bdrm, patio, updated, handicap friendly, manager. $600. N/S. 604-535-5953

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WAREHOUSE LIEN In the matter of the Warehouse Lien Act: Agassiz All Storage, located at: 7651 Industrial Way, Agassiz, BC and Malia Eaton of the last known address of: 10140 Nelson Road, Rosedale, BC, V0X 1X2; for unpaid rents totaling $522.50. If this amount is not paid on or before February 11, 2016 the unit contents will be sold by public auction at a later date to settle unpaid rents.

y t i n u m m o C r e n r o C Community Events

Face to Face with Facebook - Sat., Feb. 13 at 1pm or Tues., Feb. 16 at 7pm. This workshop helps you get a handle on how to use Facebook so it suits you. Don’t miss this informative session. Anyone Can Tell a Story - Wed, Feb 10 from 10:30-11:30am at the Agassiz Library. Learn how to do your own storytime at home with the new library storybags. Refreshments & take-aways included. Free drop-in. FMI call (604) 796-9510.

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2016 Harrison-Agassiz Business Excellence Awards - Saturday, February 20 at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. See details in the ad in this edition. Ready, Set, Learn - February 28 from 1 - 2:30 pm at Kent Elementary School. For parents 7 pre K kids. Meet the Kindergarten teachers and enjoy information booths, play/learning stations, snacks & take home bags.

Agassiz Kids At The Cross - Thursdays at - 1pm and Saturdays from 9am the Ag Recreation Centre in Agassiz. FMI call noon 7272 Morrow Rd. FMI call 604-796-0313. . Ettie 604-819-6822. Better Beginnings - Pre/post natal Coffee Break/Story Hour - A weekly Bible Study for ladies & children 0-5. Weds. 9:30 education, nutrition & support. Lunch provided. Tues. 10 am to 1 pm. 7272 Morrowis am Agassiz Christian Reformed Church on Morrow Road. FMI call or text Karen 604-997Rd. FMI call 604-796-0313. 4484 Strong Start - Mon. - Fri. 12:30 - 3:30 pm at Kent Elementary School. Free drop-in 1789 The Royal Westminster Regiment Cadet Corps - Westie Army Cadets Train for kids 0 - 5. FMI call Kent Elementary at at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No ing 604-796-2161. 228 - 344 Fort Street Hope Storytime at Agassiz Library - Every Frida Free for ages 12 - 19. Wed. 6:30 PM - 9 pm. at 10:15 am. Stories, songs and fun for littley M.E. Sam Ronholm, CDFMI contact Captain ones and their grownups. Free, drop in, FMI com or call 1789trg@gmail. call 604-796-9510. Lego© Club - Wed., 2:30 – 4 pm at the Agassiz Harrison Family Parenting Place Agassiz Library. A ton of Lego©, your friends, Meet friends, old and new! Paren ts/ some ideas and an after school snack. Great caregivers with their children 0 - 6 are way to spend a winter after welcome. Mon., Wed. and Thurs. 9:30a kids, younger children noon. School age m welcome with their grownup.

For Seniors

Seniors Friendship House Drop-In - Mon. Tues Seniors Walking to Music at 10 am, Sit & Fit and day is Toonie Day Bowling - Agassiz at Harrison seniors are encouraged to 10:30 am, Bingo at 1 pm, Seniors Learn to Line come out Dance at 4 pm; Tues. Bridge and Cribbage second andand join 5 pin bowling every at last 1 pm.; Wed. Floor Curling at 1 pm.; Fri. Floor starting at 3:15pTuesday of each month m at Chillibowl Lane Curling at 1 pm. FMI call 604-796-3422. Chilliwack. Car pool available. Call Kay FMI s, at Council of Senior Citizens Organizations 604-316-3318. (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to The Better at Home program is look improving “The Quality of Life” for all senio for Friendly visitor volunteers - If you ing rs. have FMI call Ernie Bayer @ 604-576-9734 or emai the skills, energy & time we would love to l hear from you, as you can make a positive Agassiz Harrison Senior Peer Support - Knit difference for seniors & your community. Call Agassiz-Harrison Community Services, Fiona & Natter Group: We meet every Thursday at Delcourt, Program Coordinator (604) 796Dogwood Manor on Morrow Rd., Agassiz. 2585 Everyone welcome. Call Eunice 604-796-98 41.

Meeting at the Ag Hall 6800 Pioneer Ave.

604-491-6601 • Mon-Fri 10:30am-4:30pm Sat 9:30am-2:30pm



Rev. Steny Mascarenhas, OCD 604-796-9181. Central Community Church Meets at the Ag Hall at 6800 Pioneer Ave. Sunday 10:30 am Kids Ministry as well. For more info visit The Harrison Gospel Chapel Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 am. 514 Lillooet Ave, HHS. Call 604-796-9500 Everyone welcome. e-mail: •



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Groups & Activities for Kids

Agassiz Christian Reformed Church 7452 Morrow Rd. Sun. at 10 am. Cal 604-997-4484 Agassiz United Church 6860 Lougheed Hwy. 604-796-2680 Agassiz United Church Sunday Service & Sunday School at 10:30 am. All Saints Anglican Church 6904 #9 Highway, Agassiz. Holy Eucharist at 10 am Sun. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 7237 Morrow Road. Sunday 9 am & 11 am, Tues. to Sat. 9am. Everyone Welcome. Contact


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February 04, 2016 edition of the Agassiz Observer