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4 BUSINESS AdvantageHOPE welcomes new industry to the community

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5 INCLUSION A look at a unique program for adults. The H.O.P.E Project offers support to those in need

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Three spike attempts result in abandoned vehicle Erin Knutson Hope Standard

An incident involving a stolen vehicle occurred on the afternoon of Thursday Feb. 11 in Hope. The vehicle was coming from Merritt, and the Merritt RCMP contacted the Hope RCMP to advise them of a stolen vehicle headed southbound on the Coquihalla. “We attempted to to set up the spike belts on the Coquihalla to affect a stop and arrest, unfortunately members were unable to get into position in time and the vehicle passed them by,” said Staff Sergeant Karol Rehdner.

The vehicle made its way to Othello Road, where once again police tried to spike it. They did not meet with success in their attempt and the vehicle unable to escape, drove through a field to avoid arrest. “The members did not pursue at this time because the vehicle was headed into town, and it was an appropriate action to take because of the risk to the general public,” said Rehdner. Police were undeterred and set up again to spike the vehicle in a third attempt that was successful. The spike belt was set up in

the Kawkawa Lake and Lakeview Crescent area. “The way spike belts are designed the vehicle did not stop immediately. The method was successfully deployed based on the condition of the vehicle,” Rehdner told The Hope Standard. The elusive vehicle was later found abandoned with the two suspects on foot. It is believed by police that the suspects are a male and a female. An attempt was made by police dogs to track the individuals, but it proved to be of no avail. The vehicle was seized by police

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Delegation – Kelly Pearce, Hope Mountain Centre Kelly Pearce gave a presentation on Hope Mountain Centre activities in 2015 and 2016 goals. Their programs in 2015 included numerous school programs, Skagit Family Programs, marketed trips and special events, with over 16,000 people taking part in total. The Hudson’s Bay Company Trail, a 75-kilometer trail from Hope to Tulameen, was completed in 2015. This trail, as well as others in our community, will be promoted at the Vancouver Outdoor Show in March, which is an excellent promotional tool for our community. Hope Mountain Centre goals for 2016 include promoting the Hudson’s Bay Company Trail, update and distributing

Trails of Hope brochure, Kettle Valley Railway 100th Anniversary celebration, assist AdvantageHOPE with Station House renovations, help with maintenance of Hope Bike Park and establish expanded school programs. Hope Mountain Centre is run by a very dedicated group of volunteers – 3,600 hours were donated by 850 people last year. Mayor and Council thanked the Hope Mountain Centre volunteers for all of their efforts and dedication. They are true ambassadors of the community.

Mayor Vicktor’s Inaugural Report – Looking Back at 2015 and ahead to 2016 Mayor Vicktor thanked members of Council and District of Hope staff for their efforts and hard work throughout 2015. Local community groups, such as AdvantageHOPE, Chamber of Commerce, Hope Mountain Centre and countless other volunteers, were also commended for their outstanding efforts and dedication to the betterment of the community. There were numerous successes in 2015, such as the completion of the Bike Park Project

and current work on the Station House. These were accomplished in part because of the commitment of dedicated volunteers within the community. This year, Council will be looking at infrastructure upgrades and discussing the upgrades at budget deliberations. These upgrades are typically very costly, so each capital project will be prioritized accordingly and completed as the budget allows. Budget sessions will be open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. In terms of Economic Development, Mayor Vicktor’s voiced his desire for Hope to be known as an innovative community with unique amenities, and would like to promote job creation in the form of typical “storefront” jobs as well as being known as a telecommuting hub for working professionals. The recent Telus fibre optic network project in Hope will encourage this. Beginning in February, Council will be holding Open House Sessions (once per month) with residents of Hope. These sessions will be held to improve communication between Council and members of the community, and

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS The District of Hope is very pleased to announce Kevin Dicken as its new Director of Operations.

financial sustainability through the implementation of sound asset management practices. Kevin brings proven success at creating efficiencies, community engagement and a fresh approach to management. Kevin is a strong, passionate and progressive leader who has the ability to inspire others to achieve a collective vision.

Kevin brings over a decade of local government experience to the role, most recently as Director of Operations with the Village of Anmore. In addition to his professional education in the Public Works field, Kevin has held positions in a wide variety of municipal functions and has extensive knowledge of local government operations. With Kevin’s prudent fiscal approach and together with the rest of the District’s senior management team, he will help the District maintain

Kevin remarks “In my capacity as Director of Operations, I will assist the CAO and Council to ensure the vision for the District of Hope is maintained during a time of evolution, while bringing the community to the next level of success and best practices.” Kevin was born in White Rock, B.C. and raised in nearby South Surrey and will be re-locating to Hope from Coquitlam. He has three daughters, ages 8, 10 and 13. Kevin says “I am very excited to join the team at the District of Hope and be provided the opportunity to contribute to such a vibrant community.” Kevin will begin his role as Director of Operations on March 8, 2016.

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residents are encouraged to attend should they have any questions or concerns they would like to discuss. ** Full details on the delegation and Mayor’s Report are available in the January 25, 2016 Regular Council Minutes, which will be posted on our website (www.hope.ca) February 10th.

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1367, 2015 – Rural (RU-1) to Light/ Service Industrial (I-2) 19700 Klassen Road (KYA Holdings) A public hearing was conducted regarding District of Hope Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1367, 2015. This bylaw will rezone the property located at 19700 Klassen Road from Rural (RU-1) to Light/Service Industrial (I-2). Subsequent to the Public Hearing, Council endorsed third reading of the bylaw.

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Mayor and Council Report Highlights Councillor Medlock announced a new business coming to Hope. Dymin Steel Inc., a steel fabrication & preparation, distribution and warehousing company, will be setting up shop at the Emil Anderson property located at 1148 6th Avenue. The company will employ approximately 24 people (6 – 8 people per shift, 24 hour operation). Mayor Vicktor and Councillor Erickson attended the BC Economic Development Association Dinner. Provincial Government Ministers, Destination BC Representatives and elected officials from various communities were in attendance. Provincial Ministers spoke of BC`s balanced budget and robust economy due to our diversity (film, mining, forestry). Ministers also strongly encouraged municipalities to be shovel-ready with projects by March in order to gain access to potential Federal and Provincial infrastructure grants.

2016 Proposed Budget Meeting Schedule The proposed 2016 Budget Meeting Schedule was introduced. The Preliminary Budget Meeting is scheduled for February 24th at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers, and subsequent meetings will be held as required. A Public Consultation meeting regarding the Financial Plan is tentatively set for mid April and will be advertised once confirmed.

Pollution Control Centre (PCC) Urgent Repairs and PCC Lagoon Repair and Upgrades Opus DaytonKnight Consultants Roger Warren and Tyler Barber were in attendance to provide an overview of the urgent repairs required at the District`s Pollution Control

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(I-2) – 555 Raab Street and Issuance of an Old Hope Princeton Way Development Permit (Aplin Martin/BC Hydro) Council endorsed first and second reading of District of Hope Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1368, 2016. This bylaw will rezone the property located at 555 Raab Street from Institutional (P-2) to Light/Service Industrial (I-2). A Public Hearing will be scheduled in February. Council also approved the Director of Community Development be authorized to endorse the necessary Old Hope Princeton Way Development Permit, should the property be successfully rezoned.

Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest Board of Directors Council endorsed the appointment of John Mason as a Director to the Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest Board of Directors as a District of Hope representative.

Centre (PCC). When the Fraser River is high, pressure builds up and treated effluent backs up into the lagoons rather than flow consistently through into the Fraser. In order to comply with Ministry of Environment regulations, the District needs to rectify this issue as soon as possible while water levels are still low. Opus DaytonKnight provided detail on the required repairs, which includes the diffuser be excavated, examined, repaired and placed in a concrete protective casement and a sediment filter being installed to avoid future plugging. Council endorsed staff to immediately undertake the urgent repairs to the PCC outfall to a maximum of $100,000, and also directed staff to prepare the PCC Lagoon Repair and Upgrade Project as a shovel-ready project to qualify for grant purposes.

BC Transit: Regional Transit to Hope – Pilot Project Council endorsed staff to request the Fraser Valley Regional District Board advocate for the Province to unfreeze the provincial share of transit funding in order to facilitate a future regional transit system between Hope and Agassiz to enable potential economic growth and improve the quality of life for residents of Hope. Staff will also be setting up a meeting with MLA Laurie Throness to discuss this project in more depth.

753 Waterworks – Potential Transfer Update Council directed staff to undertake the necessary steps to provide Council with the information required to decide whether or not to negotiate for the transfer of the 753 Waterworks Utility to the District of Hope. The majority of 753 Waterworks owners have signed an agreement favourable for the District option to take over the system.

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Class of 2015-2016 The Welding Cohort had its end of program celebration on Jan. 29, 2016. From the welding students: We would like to extend our deepest gratitude towards SD 78-Fraser Cascade, Thompson Rivers University and SD 73 Kamloops/Thompson for making this program offering possible. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our instructor, Michael Grainger for all his guidance, mentorship and dedication to the learning and building of both soft and hard skills. Twelve students were enrolled in the introductory program which gave students access to two massive welding trailers right on HSS property. The trailers are estimated to be worth a reported $1.8 million and gave the students of a variety of backgrounds the distinct opportunity to utilize small classes and enjoy hands on experience. The demands for trades people is high and programs like this seek to fill that need. (Photos submitted and by Erin Knutson)

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New businesses to arrive in Hope Dymin Steel will be moving into the former Emil Anderson Construction shop and yard effective Mar. 1, 2016, with the plan to be fully operational by May, 2016. “We would like to officially welcome Dymin Steel to our community,” said AdvantageHOPE executive director Tammy Shields.” “This type of industrial use helps diversify the local economic base to the benefit of the whole community.” The employment and commerce generated by Dymin Steel will be a strong boost to the local economy, and the community of Hope is fortunate that they were attracted to the opportunity here. It was AdvantageHOPE's privilege to help acquaint them to the local market, and they look forward to assisting the business as

they settle in. The deal with Dymin Steel marks the beginning of a new interest that is currently being seen in the Hope market. “We hope this new interest will result in bringing more investment to our market during the coming months,” said Shields. Captain of industry A new industrial business will be opening its doors in Hope. Maxforce Trailers Incorporated is slated to be located in the recently renovated building at 451 Corbett Street and will be in the business of manufacturing utility trailers. The decision to start up a new company to manufacture their own trailers was motivated by the increased expense of importing supply from the U.S. due to the low Canadian dollar. “We are excited about bring-

ing our business to Hope and to be welcomed by the community,” said owner of Maxforce Trailers Doug Reddicopp. “We hope to be here for a long time and to grow our business here.” Maxforce Trailers expects to be hiring an initial workforce of about five but could see that double or even triple as the business grows. Positions will be posted as soon as they are available. The company is set to take possession of their new location on Mar. 1, 2016. “Maxforce Trailers is excited because they will be manufacturing a product right here in Hope, while growing their business. This type of light industrial use has been high on our list to attract to Hope,” said AdvantageHOPE executive director Tammy Shields.

NDP calls B.C. housing plan a step back Tom Fletcher Black Press

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The province currently pays rent assistance to nearly 30,000 low-income seniors and families, and funds another 41,000 in independent social housing. The latest commitment is to expand social housing with $50 million in the fiscal year that starts April 1, another $50 million the following year, $75 million in 2018-19 and $90 million each of the next two years. Coleman said the money comes from the province's non-profit asset transfer program, begun in 2014. "Its success is allowing us to reinvest money back into affordable housing across the province, while also helping non-profit societies secure the financing they need to be sustainable."

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The space itself provides a kitchen with coffee, a central table where everyone can meet for conversation and to work on projects, and a computer area where clients can concentrate on tasks in an undisturbed setting. It's a warm and welcoming place that offers a solution for people who need somewhere to go during the day and who need an extra hand to navigate the social system. “There are some basic ground rules that people are expected to promote around one another. We insist that people are sober when they come in

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There's a unique centre in Hope offering support to marginalized people in the area. Helping Others Pursue Excellence) or the H.O.P.E Project is based on an Integrated Hub Model (IHM) program that seeks to offer a connection mechanism for people dealing with mental health concerns, addiction, homelessness and isolation. It’s offered through the Hope & Area Transition Society (HATS.) “We started this program about three years ago on a grant from Community Action Initiatives and we have evolved from there,” said project coordinator Allison Paterson. “The purpose of this program is to promote community inclusion for adults suffering from mental health and addiction issues — it's a broad spectrum, we're talking about adults with anything from anxiety and depression to much more serious mental health issues,” she said. While some of their clients are diagnosed others remain undiagnosed, therefore, the Project was created to encompass everyone. The program aims to help facilitate a comprehensive set of supports and social services in one building. It acts as a connection point to programs within the Hope & Area Transition

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B.C. comes second in happiness It turns out we Canadians are a pretty happy bunch. At least, the majority of us claim to be satisfied with the way our lives are unfolding. But the ones who aren’t — well, it seems they’re downright miserable. These are the findings of a survey published last week by Angus Reid Institute. The life satisfaction survey broke respondents into four distinct groups: Golden Oldies, the Lonely Hearts, the Harried with Kids, and the Unhappy (no great mystery where the last group stands on the issue.) The happiest people among us, it appears, are senior citizens, three quarters of whom characterized themselves as “very satisfied” with the overall quality of their lives. That shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. For the most part, they’re done working and have finished raising their families. Now they can focus on travel and enjoying their grandkids, secure in the knowledge that when things go pear shaped they can send little mites home to mom and dad. Seniors have also had the opportunity to develop a bit of perspective and, with it, the wisdom to no longer sweat the small stuff. For the Lonely Hearts and Harried with Kids it looks to be a classic case of the grass is always greener... Lonely Hearts, not surprisingly, expressed some dissatisfaction with their love lives, while those who did marry and have kids describe themselves as being stressed and cite worries about money. No doubt parents of young children would also give their left arm for 10 uninterrupted minutes in the bathroom. The one in six Canadians who fall into the Unhappy category are generally dissatisfied with all aspects of their lives — from romance to money and everything in between. Among their complaints, one supposes, is that they don’t get invited to many parties. I couldn’t find any indication of when the survey was actually conducted, so we should allow for the possibility that respondents answered pollsters’ questions in the midst of January’s post-Christmas doldrums, during the coldest, darkest wettest days of winter. These are factors that will definitely colour your outlook on life. It might also explain why Quebeckers, who famously embrace winter — throwing a giant festival in its honour each year — topped the list of happiest Canadians with a “very happy” rating of 22 per cent. B.C., where half of all residents could conceivably go an entire winter without  glimpsing a snowflake, came second at 20 per cent. All considered this might be a better question to ask come spring. Black Press

Housing czar defends drug ghettos B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Housing Minister Rich Coleman was flabbergasted at the angry response to his solution to the Victoria courthouse “tent city,” the latest tarp-covered camp to spring up in southern B.C. Coleman announced two temporary shelters with three meals a day and medical supports. One is a former nursing home close to the courthouse squat, conveniently located near panhandling and drug dealing spots as well as taxpayerfunded services. The other offers indoor or outdoor tent space at a former youth custody centre, with a dedicated downtown shuttle bus so these “victims” of “homelessness” don’t have to endure B.C.’s

most generous transit bus system. We weren’t consulted, said the indignant spokespeople for those bringing new-looking tents to take advantage of food and other handouts, offered in B.C.’s warmest climate by the province’s most naïve local government. But this was just a show for the media by our resident professional protesters, some of whom aren’t really “homeless.” After the reaction, which Coleman described as “bizarre,” the combined 88 housing opportunities are being snapped up. Those on welfare will have to fork over their $375 monthly housing allowance, as the province continues to convert more housing and offer more rent subsidies. It’s no wonder that southern B.C. is the destination of choice. Coleman said it’s always been a seasonal thing, but this winter

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has been the highest in a decade, largely due to an exodus of economic migrants from the downturn in Alberta, naturally heading for B.C.’s most desirable real estate. I asked him about two other homeless hotspots. In Abbotsford, campers have ignored a city deadline to take down structures in a three-year-old camp, after temporary shelter and costly provincial supports were brought on. A courtroom and street confrontation looms with self-styled “drug war survivors” and their Vancouver legal help. In Maple Ridge, a tent camp sprang up next to the local Salvation Army shelter, with people cycling through the shelter’s 15-day limit, camping and being fed until they could go back in. Mayor Nicole Read, who has worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, said Maple Ridge took on

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its own outreach, shelter and housing effort because the province’s $1 million-a-year Salvation Army operation isn’t working. Coleman is not amused. He said he’s had no complaints about Abbotsford’s Salvation Army shelter, and Read is the only one griping. And no mayor is going to tell him how to spend provincial dollars. Maple Ridge now has two shelters with accompanying street drugs, prostitution and crime. I asked Coleman about the 10-year-study led by Simon Fraser University researcher Julian Somers on the housing, outreach and services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This is the heart of B.C.’s “housing first” strategy, where the province has bought and renovated 30 “single room occupancy” buildings, built another dozen and poured in every possible support, including the buy-

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out of high-living executives at the Portland Hotel Society. The study found that the hardest cases are worse off than ever, based on court, hospital and other service records, while the influx to the notorious Vancouver drug ghetto have tripled in 10 years. “I haven’t had a chance to go over that report yet, but I disagree with the assumption I’ve heard already, because I walk the Downtown Eastside,” Coleman said. “I don’t know if they do every few weeks to a month, but I've been doing it for about nine or 10 years and I can tell you it’s a whole lot better down there.” The question is whether problems are being solved, or just better hidden from view. Tom Fletcher is B.C. legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Email:  tfletcher@blackpress. ca Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

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Letters Re: Article on development plans Re: Article on Development plans finalized for Old Hope Princeton Way in the Feb. 11 Hope Standard edition. I am writing in response to the article published in the Feb. 11 edition of the Hope Standard, in which the developer gave the impression that he has obtained the necessary approvals for a large scale, multi-use development. My concern is that the development described within this article may lead to

community apprehensions or expectations, and I feel it is important to provide clarification regarding this particular proposed development. To date, the sole parcel has received a development permit approval for form and character, for a proposed hotel, restaurant and conference centre only (Feb. 23, 2015.) While Council and the District strongly supports community development and the developer's intentions for this site, we

must respect the legislated public process prior to permitting rezoning to the described multi-uses. This public process is in place in order to allow residents to voice either support or opposition to such proposals. Council and staff are working diligently to encourage such development, and as the developer moves through the various approval processes, we will update the public accordingly. Wilfried Vicktor Mayor

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FPTP, and that Canada has become one of the most respected countries in the world under the current system. In short, they say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In other words, people will argue there are advantages and disadvantages to every electoral system, but that is beside the point. No matter what system is proposed, it is Canadians, not the Party in power, who must authorize a change of this nature. With their recent election win, the Liberals have certainly earned the right to propose electoral changes, but they have not earned the right to unilaterally impose those changes on Canadians without their expressed consent. Recent Canadian precedent backs this up: the proposed changes to the electoral systems in B.C., Ontario, and PEI were all put to the people to

To all the nearly 2000 supporters who signed our petition, “Help us  Save the Chehalis,” you should be delighted to know, that your determination was successful. The Contaminated Soil Dump, planned for the Chehalis River watershed is officially off the table. A special thank you should go out to Freddy Marks, the Green Party of B.C., and Wendy Bales for their relentless opposition in defeating this proposal, and protecting our watersheds, the environment, and our recreational areas. Thank you all! Art Green

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

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ferently and are eager to embrace a new electoral system. There’s only one way to find out. Justin Trudeau and his Liberals currently control the levers of power in Ottawa, but no matter what Party is in power, the people of Canada should always have control of our electoral system. Any systemic changes should be presented to all Canadians for consideration, and those changes must be ratified - or rejected – by the Canadian people through a binding national referendum. If you believe that the Canadian people, not politicians, should have the final say on our electoral system, please make your voice heard by signing and sharing the petition on my website, www. markstrahl.com, or by contacting my office for a paper copy. Mark Strahl MP

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Justin Trudeau and his newly elected Liberal government are proposing the most fundamental change to our electoral system since Confederation. What's more, they seem intent on doing it without getting the consent of Canadians through a binding national referendum. They should definitely reconsider. Currently, Members of Parliament are elected through a system called “First Past the Post” (FPTP). In this system, the candidate with the most votes in each riding wins, regardless of the percentage of the vote they receive. This system has served as the method by which Canadians have elected their representatives in the House of

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A recommendation was made at a meeting held on Tuesday Feb. 9 in council chambers at District Hall, that council request the FVRD Board to champion the province to allocate its share of transit funding to a pilot project that would establish a regional transit system connecting the District of Hope with Agassiz. The District of Hope identified a need for public transit going back to 2011, when communications began with BC Transit and the FVRD to explore the possibility of providing regional transit to Hope. A fast-tracked study resulted in potential options to utilize the Highway 7 corridor between Chilliwack and Hope. An open house occurred as part of the study and the

findings were presented to council on May 14, 2012. Further studies were conducted, and reports drafted included the final report released by BC Transit on July 21, 2013, which served as the foundation for the FVRD to explore potential partnerships with regional stakeholders, including First Nations. At that time it was determined that multiple partners were interested in participating in the establishment of affordable transit. An appealing level of expense was presented to the District with a service area providing adequate transportation between Hope and Agassiz. The projected cost to the District at the time of the final report was $26, 467. This option proved to be palatable at the time. With the BC Transit Final Report on the table and the CAO's recommendation for

council's approval, continued negotiations occurred at the regional/provincial level. The arrival of a new council in 2015, saw the revitalization of the idea. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was agreed upon which was to involve Care Transit and other stakeholders, initiating a partnership between BC Transit, the FVRD and the District towards creating a pilot project, which was thought to be a more attractive option to the province at the time of its conception. Since that time the projected cost to the District which averaged somewhere between $24, 467 and $34, 936 was lost with the failed interest from stakeholders, and the province who declared that no funding was available within its 2015 Provincial Three Year Budget. This left Hope on its own to absorb a total

of $299,800 should council decide to fund the entire amount. Option was also given to council to put political pressure on the Provincial Ministry of Transit and/or cabinet. Tuesday's meeting resulted in the endorsement of staff to bring the FVRD on board to push the province to unfreeze its provincial share of transit funding. Staff is currently setting up a meeting with Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness to discuss the project at length. “At this time council feels that establishing a regional transit system between Hope and Agassiz would help promote economic growth, while improving the quality of life for the residents of Hope,” said Mayor Wilfried Vicktor. “A pilot project such as this would provide the gateway for a future of regional transit to Hope.”

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Mimi Labossiere (right) celebrated her big day with friends. The Auxiliary of the Fraser Canyon Hospital and the Fraser Hope Lodge celebrated one of their monthly birthday parties at the Hope Lodge on Friday Feb. 12, honouring distinguished birthday guests and a room full of well wishers, including a performance by the Coquihalla Trio. A pink heart birthday cake was provided courtesy of Eva Andrews. Other birthday guests not in the photo included, Mildred Dube, Ben Butler and Marion Culbert. Also in attendance was the new auxiliary president Barbara Moeller.

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Community Seabird elders provide guidance Reid Peters exhibits a great deal of passion when he speaks of Seabird Island lands. During a Guiding Group meeting held Jan. 28 in the Community Health Room, Elders, including Maize Peters and Richard Louie, demonstrated on a map how Seabird lands have developed over the years. And, in some cases, especially at the north end of the Island, how Seabird lands have been taken away through erosion. Hundreds of acres in fact, are no longer visible, washed away by the rushing waters of the mighty Fraser River, which borders Seabird Island along the entire east side of the Reserve Lands. “If we don’t do this and get involved, the land’s not going to be there anymore,” insisted Peters, who has lived on Seabird Island his entire life. “That’s the only land there is that’s not occupied. We need to utilize erosion techniques to stop it. Youth need to know that.” Chief Clem Seymour

opened that Jan. 28 gathering, attended by about 15 Seabird Island Youth, with words of wisdom, and encouraged the Youth to build a life based on respect and honour for the land. Emphasis was placed on the huge responsibility Band Members have to ensure the land is taken care of for future generations. Chief Clem also spoke about his stick, and mentioned that “this stick represents balance, and that balance is very important.” “What you have is very important,” implored Chief Seymour. “Remember, nobody can give up on you, except you.” During the one hour discussion between Elders and Youth, inspired by the Youth Resiliency Project, Reid pointed to fishing spots, swimming holes, and streams which no longer exist, or have taken a different, winding path through Seabird Island. The goal of the project is to support and strengthen Seabird Island Youth, to connect them with their land, their ancestors, and their

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A visit to any financial institution during the first two months of the year is filled with reminders that it’s investment season. This means many British Columbians are making appointments with their financial institution, reviewing investment plans and re-committing to their financial goals. For the average person, there’s a lot of important decisions to make—RRSP or tax-free savings account, redeemable or non-redeemable, short- or long-term, term deposit or stock market. According to Barbara McKeown, branch manager at Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, a licensed Thursday, February 18, 2016 The Hope Standard

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Community Funding for Xolhemet empowers Jessica Peters Black Press

It's a program that helps abused women in the ChilliwackHope area gain their power back. The Xolhemet Society has been running its Women's Empowerment Group for eight years, and the group just received word of a $25,000 boost from the province to help keep it going. It's one of 24 projects receiving $1.5 million to either launch or expand services, part of the three-year Provincial Domestic Violence Plan, which is two years old this week. Xolhemet runs a shelter for women and children called Wilma’s Transition House, and a second-stage housing program for woman that houses families for up to two years. Women's Empowerment Group is one of Xolhemet's programs with a cultural approach to dealing with the aftermath of domestic violence, said Xolhemet Society executive director Kathleen Mosa.

"Our programs are run with the help of grants and donations, so this funding is pretty important," said Mosa. The Empowerment Group participants use the traditional medicine wheel, as well as drumming sessions, creating vision boards and family crafts, all guided by cultural teachings with the help of a group facilitator. A ceremony for the program grads from the Empowerment group was also aided by the presence of Soowahlie members last year, she said. "We were also able to have some of our past residents of second stage housing continue on with this Empowerment Group, even after they left, along with residents of the Transition House." This provincial grant will help cover costs like child care, supplies and staffing for Women's Empowerment. Successful applicants, like Xolhemet in this case, were chosen by representatives from the Minister's Advisory Council on Aboriginal

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In 2013, there were 12,359 police-reported victims of intimate partner violence across B.C. But only about one in four women ever report it to police. The Hope & Area Transition Society (HATS) facilitates similar programs, such as their Stopping the Violence group. They also refer Hope women to the Xolhemet Society and the Wilma Transition House. To read the Provincial Domestic Violence Plan from the Provincial Office of Domestic Violence, visit: www. mcf.gov.bc.ca/podv/index.htm

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have one commonality, they are all looking for a sense of inclusion. “The people here are remarkable and resilient,” she said. “I often ask people where they went before, or where they would go if we weren't here? The consensus is usually that they wouldn't go anywhere, that they would stay in their homes — people are afraid they would shrivel again and isolate, or end up in a place that might be unsafe for them.” There's a perception of an us versus them mentality and Paterson's clients often feel excluded from the rest of the community. The program encourages participation with the hope that it will act as a springboard to the rest of society. “I've been coming here for two years,” said client Winnie Peters. “I like coming here, meeting new people and making new friends. It gives me the opportunity to use the computer, have coffee and treats and I can use the phone.” Winnie dreams of one day opening her own flower shop and is currently working on her certification as a florist. Due to limited funding options for Apr. 1, 2016 the H.O.P.E Project is looking at closing its doors, however the Board of Directors have approved interim funding until the end of June 2016 to see if Fraser Health Authority will step in to fund this much-needed program in the community.Fraser Health Authority funds similar programs in other communities, but due to a funding formula that Fraser Health uses to determine funding, Hope does not qualify.


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Sports RiverMonsters make a big first impression

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About 25 kids aged five to 17, ranging in ability and coming from as far as Sunshine Valley and Boston Bar, met up at the Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre on Sunday, Feb. 14 to make a big first splash during a Valentine’s Day RiverMonsters introductory swim and registration. Hope Standard

Sunday, they made their first splash. Monday, they met to lay the groundwork for what could be a very wet summer. The fledgling RiverMonsters swim club had an introductory swim and registration on Valentine’s Day at the Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre, attracting 25 kids aged 5 to 17, from as far as Sunshine Valley and Boston Bar. Regional swim coach of the BC Summer Swimming Association, Travis Neill, was on deck to run kids through their paces. Helping out were Spartan swimmers Colten Petersen and Calvin Dumont-Belanger. Peterson is now swimming for SFU and will be attending the Olympic trials for Team Canada. Hope has been without a competitive swimming program for a number of years and this caught the attention of Chilliwack resident Stu Leslie, who was vice president of the Chilliwack-based Spartans last year. His daughter Jean has been a competitive swimmer and is now helping the Spartans as a volunteer coach.

“I said there should be a club in Hope, so I got in touch with Milly Marshall (recreation director) and she helped incredibly,” said Leslie, Monday. “The club’s name came from the back of my head,” he added, grinning. Intentionally, the word “Hope” is not used in the club name, as the goal is to serve the entire area from Boston Bar, Laidlaw and Sunshine Valley as well as Hope. A meeting was then called in early January, with the hope of forming a locallybased executive. Nineteen-year-old Isaiah Robinson jumped at the opportunity. “I heard that Stu was trying to start up a swim club in town,” said Robinson, Monday. “Me being me, wanting to help our town and being passionate about helping others, I thought it would be nice to attend the first meeting to see if they needed anything. I was voted in as president that very night.” Robinson gravitates to leadership roles. He is a graduate of the local army cadet program, finishing his four and half years with the title of rank of master warrant of-

ficer and company sergeant major of 1789 The Royal Westminster Regiment. He’s on the leadership team of the Hope McDonald’s restaurant and he serves as a director for the Hope Chamber of Commerce in his spare time. Robinson last swam for the Hope Otters in 2010 and he completed the junior lifeguard program. “I want to build and help lead a great swim club — and also rekindle something I truly enjoyed when I was younger, said Robinson. “I wish for the future RiverMonsters to enjoy what I got to from swimming at summer meets. These are all great memories and experiences I wish for them to have, too” At their executive meeting on Monday, the group discussed questions to put in an online survey that will soon be posted for parents whose children attended the Sunday swim session. They’ll use the feedback for planning of future events and for the coming swim seasons. “Our target starting date is the beginning of March,” said Leslie. Before that, the club has to get its swimmers signed up

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INDEX IN BRIEF 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

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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COMING EVENTS

Denied Long-Term Disability Benefits or other insurance? If YES, call or email for FREE initial legal consultation and protect your right to compensation.

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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

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EDUCATION

75 Read the Classifieds

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BIRTHS

John & Jacquie Corbett are thrilled to announce the arrival of their

1st Grandson

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TIMESHARE

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Born on January 15, 2016 Also celebrating are parents Jon & Rachel Ma & Great Grandma Betty Corbett

Pat & Nigel Marsh have been blessed with the arrival of a

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After many years of kickingg tires, test drives and dry runs, Hayley and Keith decided to placee an order. In late April 2015 they submitted their order, but didn’t idn’t specify a model because use they wanted to be surprised. ed. Finally, on January 12, 2016 16 a brand spanking new Riley ey Patricia Peterson model el was delivered to the Royal al Columbian dealership and the world rejoiced. She was a smaller model than the example they had tickedd off on the build sheet, but appeared eared complete, and the colour was perfect. After draining all the fluids, wiping off the dirty bits, topping up with premium grade, the new owners set off for home. They were disappointed to find out an owner’s manual was not included, so stopped off at Walmart to pick one up. So with registration papers completed the lifetime warranty is activated, guaranteeing love, happiness and never-ending memories.

Congratulations! Love Mom & Dad, inspired by your baby owner’s manual

has the following positions: Registration Clerk Shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines, computer knowledge a must. MS office pref and digital Rez an asset. Starting date of April. Wage negotiable depending on exp. Store Clerk Involves shift work, must be flexible, have own vehicle and experience with cash/credit machines. Please email resumes & cover letter to: kristina@htr.ca

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION Excavator & Backhoe Operator Training. Be employable in 4-6wks. Call 604-546-7600. www.rayway.ca

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year ALL CASH. Protected Territories Locations Provided. Full Details CALL NOW! 1-866-668-6629 or visit our Website: www.tcvend.com

OBITUARIES

HELP WANTED

Camperland RV Resort

TRAVEL

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.

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SAVE 30% on our Heart of the Arctic adventure. Visit Inuit communities in Greenland and Nunavut aboard the comfortable 198 passenger Ocean Endeavour. CALL FOR DETAILS! 1-800-363-7566 or visit www.adventurecanada.com (TICO#04001400)

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EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION HELP WANTED CHAMBERMAID and

GENERAL LABOURER

Apply in person @

Colonial 900 Motel 900 Old Hope Princeton Way Hope BC

OPTICAL TRAINING

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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

778-588-7049 Julie@LawyersWest.ca www.LawyersWest.ca

INFORMATION

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

ENGLISH TUTOR wanted for a private adult sessions for conversation, reading and writing regarding hotel management. 1.5 hours per session. Must be bilingual: Chinese or English. Wage is $30/hr. If you meet these requirements and are interested in the job please call: Mr. Li at 778-713-3389 or visit: Coquihalla Motel, 724 Old Hope Princeton Way, Hope BC

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

HOUSEKEEPER needed immediately, permanent, part time bring resume to:

Skagit Motel, 655 Third Ave. (604)869-5220 . Need Cash? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. SnapCarCash. 604-777-5046

HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION SPECIALISTS are in huge demand. Employers want CanScribe graduates. A great work-from-home career! Train with Canada’s best-rated program. Enroll today. www.canscribe.com 1.800.466.1535. info@canscribe.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 1-855-7683362 to start training for your workat-home career today!

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OBITUARIES

KLASSEN John April 14th, 1928 - February 12, 2016 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Uncle, brother, brother-in-law and friend, John, into the loving arms of his Lord, surrounded by his family. Born near Winkler, MB, to George and Mary Klassen, John moved to Chilliwack in 1949. Married to Annette Harder in 1953, John was a quiet contributor to the community of Hope, BC where they made their home for over 50 years. John was a long time plumber/gasfitter owning his own business in Hope for many years. A lifetime member of the Hope United Church he was also a Charter Member of the Hope Curling Club, Hope Golf and Country Club, Hope Lions, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Hope Legion. Predeceased by his wife of 55 years, and Great Grand daughter Charity. John is survived by sons Ken (Joy), Howard (Joanne), Brian (Patricia), Gerald (Pam). His beloved grandchildren, Sacheen, Sean (Nicole), Cristie, Tyson, Lance (Alison), Tyler, Ben, (Katy), Troy and Riley as well as greatgrandchildren, Gregory, Jordon, Zachary, Austen & Alexander. A memorial service will be held February 17th, 2016, at Woodlawn Funeral Home at 1:00 pm. A private family internment to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers John’s family gratefully suggests memory gifts to a charity of your choice. End of the Day When I come to the end of the day and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloomfilled room, why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared. Miss me, but let me go. For this, a journey we all must take and each must go alone. It’s all part of the Maker’s plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

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A18 Hope Standard, Thursday, February 18, 2016 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS VECTOR RENO’S

Interior & Exterior. Additions, Repairs & Strata Improvements. Also fences, decks, sheds, garages & wood planters. 604-690-3327

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PLUMBING

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

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 563

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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.

MISC. WANTED

Have Unwanted Firearms? Have unwanted or inherited firearms in your possession? Don’t know how to dispose of them safely and legally? Contact Wanstalls and we will come and pick them up and pay you fair value for them. Wanstalls has been proudly serving the Lower Mainland firearms community since 1973. We are a government licensed firearms business with fully certified verifiers, armorers and appraisers.

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

Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms

WANTED; GORMAN RUPP FIRE PUMPS. Please call or text Al at (604)991-0461.

This week’s puzzle answers!

REAL ESTATE JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

RENTALS 706

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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, 2 bdrm apt, fireplace, elevator in building, 2 bath, $750/month, 55+. Call (604)860-2158

PETS

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

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.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

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

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT, town centre, newly reno’d, seniors only, pets less than 10 lbs OK, N/S, $750/mo. Available March 15.

Contact: Skagit Motor Inn 655 3rd Ave, Hope BC. 604-869-5220

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, 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

RENTALS 706

POLE BARNS, Shops, steel buildings metal clad or fabric clad. Complete supply and installation. Call John at 403-998-7907; jcameron@advancebuildings.com

RECREATIONAL/SALE

838 HOPE, 1 bdrm apt., newer, $600/ mon., includes hot water, N/S. Call 604-819-6122 or 604-819-6422

1989 CAMPER, 26”, 2 door. $5000 Call Andrew (604)869-3683

REFORESTATION NURSERY SEEDLINGS of hardy trees, shrubs, & berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce & Pine from $0.99/tree. Free Shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866873-3846 or www.treetime.ca SAWMILLS from only $4,397 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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APARTMENT/CONDO

TRUCKS & VANS

1995 GMC 1/2 ton pick up with canopy. $2000. Call Andrew (604)869-3683

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING to consider Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1368 for the property at 555 Raab Street

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.

INTENT OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW To rezone the property at 555 Raab Street from Institutional (P-2) to Light/ Service Industrial (I-2) in order to facilitate improvements and upgrades to the yard.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY

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(see location map below) Lot B Plan 42369 Except Plans KAP54618 and KAP83192, PID 015-455-246, 555 Raab Street

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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.

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• View the staff report and the proposed amendment bylaw presented to Council at the January 25, 2016 meeting available on the District of Hope’s website at www.hope.ca.

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1995 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr auto sedan, a/c. Only this week. STK#772. $1,595. 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA 4dr, auto, loaded, STK#749. $2,900. 2004 FORD EXPLORER 4dr 4X4, auto, 7psg, full load. Only this week. STK#470. $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#672. $6,900. 2009 FORD FOCUS 4dr,sedan loaded, auto STK#687 $6,900. 2006 HONDA CRV AWD auto, leather seats, fully loaded. STK#757 $6,900. 2004 HONDA CRV. 4dr, fully loaded auto. STK#747 $6,900. 2008 DODGE Cavalier STX 4dr, loaded, auto, low ks. Only this week . STK#774. $7,500. 2008 HONDA CIVIC 4 dr auto, loaded. STK#691. $7,900. 2009 NISSAN ALTIMA 4 dr, sedan, auto, loaded, STK#696 $7,900. 2011 NISSAN Versa 4dr auto, h/bk, loaded, STK#721 $9,900. 2010 FORD FUSION. Full load, auto, 4 dr, sedan. Only this week. STK#776. $9,900. 2004 ACURA MDX 4dr auto, 7 psgr, loaded, DVD, Navigation STK#254 $10,900. 2013 HYUNDAI ACCENT. 4dr auto loaded, 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.

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TRANSPORTATION

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

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TRANSPORTATION

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• Submit your views and comments to the District of Hope by letter, fax or e-mail before 12:00 noon on Monday, February 22, 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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2003 FORD FOCUS 4 dr, auto, Aircared, STK#545, $2,900. 2004 DODGE CARAVAN 7psgr, loaded STK#525 $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. 2004 MAZDA 3 Auto, 4 dr, Only this wk! STK#673 $4,900. 2005 FORD EXPLORER Full load, 7psg, 4X4, auto. Only this week. STK#773. $5,900.

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TO% APR Purchase Financing is available on select 2015/2016 Mazdas. Terms vary by model. Based on a representative agreement using an offered pricing of $25,015 for the new 2016 CX-5 GX (NVXK66AAOO), the cost of borrowing for a 4B·month term is SO, monthly payment is $521 and total finance obligation is $25,015. Hease offers available on approved credit for new 2016 Mazda3 G (04GK66AA00)/2016 CX-3 GX (HVXKB6AA00)/2016 CX-5 GX (NVXK66AAOO) with a lease APR of 2.79%/3.49%/1.69% and bi-weekly payments of $86/$125/$137 for 60 months, the total lease obligation is $11,238/$17,199/$17.794 including down payment of S0/$900/SO. $76.77 PPSA and first monthly payment due at lease inception. 20,000 km lease allowance per year, if exceeded, additional 8C/km applies. 24,000 km leases available. Offered leasing available to retail customers only. Taxes extra. tStarting from price for 2016 Mazda3 G (D4GK66AA00)/2016 CX-5 GX AT AWD INXXK86AB00)/2016 CX-3 GX AWD IHXXK86AAOO) is $16.770/$28,965/$24,715 and includes a cash discount of $500/$1,250/$0. The cash discount applies to the cash purchase only and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. All prices include $25 new tire charge, $100 a/c charge where applicable, freight & PDI of $1,695/$1,895 for Mazda3/CX-3, CX-5. As shown. price for 2016 Mazda3 GT (D4Tl66AA00)/2016 CX-3 GT (HXTK86AA00)/2016 CX-5 GT (NXTL86AA00) is $27,470/$31,315/$37,215. PPSA,Iicence, insurance, taxes, down payment (or equivalent trade-in) are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid February 2- 29. 2016. while supplies last. Prices and rates subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details. ‘To learn more about the Mazda Unlimited Warranty, go to mazdaunlimited.ca. i·ACTIV AWO feature is not available on Mazda3 models.

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February 18, 2016 edition of the Hope Standard

Hope Standard, February 18, 2016  

February 18, 2016 edition of the Hope Standard