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Hope Battalion’s Jordan Romano is stopped by former Chilliwack Chief goalie Dereck Janzen in the ‘A’ final of last weekend’s 16-team men’s tournament at Hope Arena. Janzen’s high-powered Jolly Miller Pub squad had a fairly easy time dispatching the Battalion, who can take solace in being the only team to get anything past Janzen (twice) the whole weekend.

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RCMP targets wire thieves Alarms and cameras installed as part of new initiative Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

Hope RCMP has launched a new initiative to combat the region’s wire theft problem. Several alarms and cameras have now been installed on communication wires in priority areas. “We’re kind of following the bait car program,” said Staff Sgt. Suki Manj. “Once those alarms are trig-

gered, we’re notified within seconds and out there to catch them. This gives us the advantage of knowing real time that it’s happening and what area it’s in.” Manj is planning to put together a project team to specifically target local wire thieves, many of whom are already identified as prolific offenders. He’s also coordinating his efforts with telecommunications companies and metal recyclers in

the region. The recent spike in wire theft can be contributed to the police crackdown in others areas of the Lower Mainland. “In any kind of crime trend, we seem to be always at the end of the wave,” said Manj. “We’re seeing these guys be more brazen and starting to network together. It’s been more organized, so we’ve covertly put systems in place

to apprehend these people.” When communication cables are tampered with, customers can loose service for up to 48 hours while technicians repair the damage. During this time residents are unable to make phone calls, including 911. Residents who notice suspicious activity in their neighbourhood or tampering of wires are asked to immediately contact the Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750.

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Fields closing in Hope Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

The Fields store in downtown Hope will be closing its doors this year after more than two decades in the community. Twenty-six Ontario locations are being shut down this month, with the remaining 141 stores across the country slated for closure by fall 2012. Tiffany Bourre, Hudson’s Bay Company external communitions manager, said the strategic decision by HBC was made to focus on growing its other banners – The Bay, Home Outfitters, and Lord & Taylor.

A specific closure date for Fields in Hope has yet to be determined. However, Bourre said the company will assist the 10 local employees during the transition. The loss of the department store deals yet another blow to Hope’s struggling downtown economy. “Fields will definitely be missed. It’s going to be hard to find something to put in its place,” said Mayor Susan Johnston. “We push shop local and yet we have nothing to provide. That’s something we have to seriously look at. If we don’t have anything downtown, it’s going to be just pitiful.”

Hope & District Chamber of Commerce president Glen Ogren acknowledges HBC’s decision is “stinging to our community,” but is more optimistic about the economic future. “The bright lining is that it is clear the Fields store in Hope is a profitable one, and we are confident that a similar store or stores will quickly fill any void left in our local economy,” he said. “We will continue to advocate Hope’s strengths, and the business success stories that go too often unnoticed when overshadowed by bad news such as the Fields closure.”

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program was managed and governed,” he said. “There are some commercial interests in that park that have to be allowed to function, but with the Former Hope mayor Laurie French has been ap- upmost protection of the watershed.” pointed to the Skagit Environmental EnSEEC was established by the 1984 treadowment Commission by the premier. ty between Canada and the U.S. that setSEEC reviews, selects and funds projtled the controversy over the High Ross ects which provide or maintain environDam proposal. The commission promental values and recreational facilities motes education, enhances recreation, in the Skagit watershed south of Hope. participates in land management and French said he’s looking forward to ecosystem management. The 16-member bringing his local expertise to the comdelegation is made up of commissioners mittee table. LAURIE FRENCH from B.C. and Washington state, who are “It’s always interested me as to how this each appointed for four-year terms. Hope Standard

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Provincial funding helps improve emergency care access Fraser Canyon Hospital is receiving $200,000 from the province to help provide and maintain reliable access to emergency services in the community. Funds will be used to purchase health authority-approved equipment, hire additional physicians, and provide incentives for working weekends, holidays or night shifts. Doctors will also work with Fraser Health to develop community-specific plans. “For us, we need to ensure that doctors have everything

they need to do their job and we need to know we have enough of them to fulfill the needs in our community,” said Mayor Susan Johnston. “This gives us an opportunity to have more locums come in so that our doctors are not getting burned out. It’s nice for us to also have the ability to identify what our specific and unique needs are, and be able to put that money directly into what we need as opposed to having it already designated.” The funding announcement last week is part of the govern-

ment’s commitment to look at health care through a rural lens. B.C. has a comprehensive set of incentive programs to encourage physicians to set up, practice and reside in smaller communities. These programs include: • Rural Recruitment Incentive Fund for full-time physicians to relocate • Rural Recruitment Contingency to assist with recruiting costs • Rural Retention Program to provide premiums on service payments as well as quar-

terly payments to physicians who practice and reside in rural communities • Rural Education funding to support ongoing professional development • Rural GP and specialist locum programs to provide temporary physician support to enable physicians in small communities to take time off for vacations/professional development For more information on these support programs, visit www.health.gov.bc.ca/pcb/rural_jsc.html.

Public input sought for commercial development A plan to build a highway truck stop in the Flood-Hope area is one step closer to becoming reality. On Monday night, council unanimously passed the first two readings of amendments to Hope's official community plan and zoning bylaw to allow the development proposal by Pilot Flying J. The amendments would change the OCP land use designation at 62890 Flood-Hope Road from light/service industry to highway commercial and rezone the area from rural to highway commercial. The 9.3-hectare

(22.95-acre) property is located adjacent to exit 168 off Highway 1. The proposed truck stop would consist of a gas station, card-lock commercial access diesel refueling facility, fast-food restaurant and convenience store. Council directed the developer to conduct an independent public information meeting prior to the public hearing, and return with a summary of comments and concerns. The public hearing on the OCP amendment will be held on April 23 to notify area residents residing within 200 metres of the property about the proposal.

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John Cummins’ NDP vote questioned Robert Freeman Black Press

BC Conservative Leader John Cummins confirms he voted for the NDP candidate in his Delta North riding in the 2009 provincial election. “I voted NDP because I had enough of the (BC Liberal) governing party,” he replied to a question posed at a Chilliwack Rotary Club meeting last Friday. He agreed after the meeting that the question was “probably” intended to hurt the party’s candidate in the upcoming Chilliwack-Hope byelection, but he welcomed the chance to clear up the issue. “I looked at it as a positive because a lot of people in the audience are the same (freeenterprise supporters) as me,” he said. John Martin, the BC Conservative candidate in ChilliwackHope, said such scare tactics are not going to push the riding’s small-c conservatives into voting for the BC Liberal candidate. “The BC Liberals are try-

ing to make people feel guilty he said. and scared, that they owe them Meanwhile, NDP candidate their vote,” he said. “They’re Gwen O’Mahony seemed to not defending their record, but take the high road in her reacscaring people that they have to tion to Cummins’ earlier vote. vote Liberal or have this pros“I think the way that Cumpect of an NDP government.” mins answered (the) question BC Liberal Throness pledged by being honest and forthright to “boldly defend” the govern- will quell all the fear-mongerment’s economic record when ing that the Liberals are trying he accepted the party’s to do,” she said. nomination on Feb. O’Mahony said it’s 4, but in his reaction also too early to specMonday to Cummins’ ulate whether Cumadmission he raised mins’ admission will the spectre of an NDP possibly lead other government. conservatives to fol“Strange that (Cumlow his example and mins) would rather vote NDP. vote NDP than a free“As the byelection CUMMINS enterprise party,” he draws near ... that’s said. “I don’t underwhen people start stand why a conservative would making their decisions,” she vote for a socialist party.” said. “I want the people of ChilliBut she also said it’s “too earwack-Hope to know that I ly” for the BC Conservatives to have never voted NDP, and I be “bragging” about drawing wouldn’t,” Throness continued. both NDPers and BC Liber“I am a solid, dependable, als to their side of the political consistent small-c conservative ledger. option for voters who believe “That’s a little cocky,” she in free-enterprise, for voters said. “I don’t take any vote for who don’t want to see an NDP granted.” government in this province,” Cummins had said in a tele-

Chamber hosts premier business events Hope & District Chamber of Commerce is launching a new business series this spring in collaboration with Advantage Hope. The Idea Exchange aims to provide an insightful and informative forum for businesses to discover new ways to create success. "We didn't just want this to be a oneway business seminar – we want people to engage with the presenters," said chamber president Glen Ogren. "We know business people are working harder and we're trying to help them realize their potential. We have opened this up to the public also because the community needs to be a part of the equation as well." Kicking off this inaugural series at the Hope Golf Club on April 12 is a dinner with John Winter, president and CEO of the BC

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phone interview Monday that the party is “clearly drawing voters from the NDP as well as the BC Liberals.” He said 20 per cent of those who voted Conservative in the last federal election had voted NDP in the 2009 provincial election. “They were looking for a place to park their vote, and didn’t want to vote BC Liberal,” he said. Cummins said he was not aware a BC Conservative candidate was running in the 2009 election when he voted for the NDP candidate, showing how “ill-organized” the party was before he took the reins as leader. So, his choice was voting for the BC Liberal candidate or the NDP candidate, he said. “From a party point of view, one was not better than the other. I was not happy with the NDP either,” he said. But he knew the NDP candidate personally as someone who had done “a reasonable job” as a municipal candidate and who had supported a centre-right group.

Chamber of Commerce. The topic for the evening will be community transformation. One of the many priorities for Hope is to generate a vision, brand and economic viability, all while maintaining the historical and small-town features. Winter will bring insight on what communities, people and businesses need to do to make this happen. A round table discussion on topics such as branding/marketing and positioning businesses will be the focus of the second event on April 18 at Hope Golf Club. On May 4, Advantage Hope is hosting a full-day leadership event at Grace Baptist Church broadcast live from Atlanta, Georgia. Participants will join more than 125,000 leaders from around the world to learn how to improve individual leadership skills and network with others in the community.

Twelve speakers will take the main stage to talk about choices, what leadership is, and provide motivation and inspiration. Hear from people such as CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien, NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, Heisman Trophy winner and best-selling author John Maxwell, and Burberry chief executive officer Angela Ahrendts. Another round table discussion on financial planning, social media and exit strategies is planned for May 16 at Hope Golf Club. These four events are offered as a package for $120, HST included. Limited space is available. For more information, contact the chamber at 604-869-3111 or email info@hopechamber.bc.ca.


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Liberals frequent local riding Byelection candidate denies party is ‘running scared’ Robert Freeman Black Press

There appears to be a fullcourt press by the BC Liberals in Chilliwack-Hope ever since officially declaring a byelection candidate. A gaggle of BC Liberal cabinet ministers, including Rich Coleman, Naomi Yamamota, Mary Polak and Ida Chong attended the nomination meeting — and they’ve been popping up at recent funding announcements and at other events in the riding, including last week’s funding announcement in Hope for a $6-million highway resurfacing project. “We’re not running scared,” BC Liberal candidate Laurie Throness said last Wednesday, despite comments to that effect made by his byelection oppo-

nents. umnist took a jaundiced view NDP candidate Gwen of the recent funding, some of O’Mahony said she doesn’t which was already in the budthink the riding would have get, he said. seen quite so many cabinet “Blacktop politics have alministers making quite so ways been a part of B.C.’s pomany funding litical legacy,” announcements Martin said. “if they weren’t G ove r n me nt “It’s government running scared.” funding angetting things “The promises nouncements are rolling in and done. It’s business made before an the cabinet minelection “might as usual.” isters are stickhave worked ing close,” she in the past,” he said. “It sounds added, “but I Laurie Throness like they’re really think people concerned about see through that this seat, and now.” they’re going to “It’s probably do anything to try and win it.” the crassest part (of the legacy) “Obviously they’re running using the public treasury to scared,” said John Martin the campaign with,” he said. BC Conservative candidate. But Throness said it is “rouThe former newspaper col- tine” for cabinet ministers to be

touring the province making funding announcements. “This is all part of a larger picture,” he said, about the funding announced in Chilliwack-Hope. “It’s government getting things done. It’s business as usual.” Throness also pointed out that funding for improved access to emergency care was announced in 36 communities, not just in Hope for the Fraser Canyon hospital. The $16,060 in “age-friendly grants” for seniors in the Fraser Valley Regional District is also lower than the $20,000 announced in most of the 52 communities that received them, he said. “This is just the on-going business of government. I’m proud of what the government is doing.”

Fact-finder appointed in stalled teacher talks Tom Fletcher Black Press

A labour ministry fact-finder has been appointed to make one last effort to find common ground between the B.C. government and public school teachers. Assistant deputy minister Trevor Hughes has until Feb. 23 to report on possible solutions to the year-long deadlock, but Education Minister George Abbott doesn’t have much hope of a solution. He met with

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B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert last Thursday before Hughes was appointed, and asked one more time if there was any chance of a settlement under the province’s two-year “net zero” wage mandate. “The answer was no,” said Abbott. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association has heard that rejection many times during 11 months of fruitless negotiation sessions. BCPSEA is-

sued a statement recently admitting that no amount of meetings will change the gap between the parties, with the BCTF seeking a 16 per cent wage increase over three years and a list of time off and other benefit improvements. Abbott said back-towork legislation can be quickly drafted and passed in the legislature, if Hughes confirms that there is no hope for a negotiated settlement. Successive B.C. governments have plenty of

practice imposing contracts on teachers, Abbott said, describing the relationship between the BCTF and the government as “a 50-year bad marriage.” The BCTF has run a series of TV and radio ads to back its demand for the government to abandon its net-zero mandate, which numerous provincial government unions, including school district support staff, have accepted. Abbott said the lack of formal report cards

since teachers began work-to-rule in September is “damaging” to students who are struggling to keep up with their school work.

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OAS needs reform

A single sentence from Prime Minister Stephen Harper during a speech in Davos, Switzerland has this country buzzing about the future of Canada’s old age security. One suggested change to OAS could include increasing the age of entitlement from 65 to 67, a move every other G8 country has already implemented in an effort to provide long-term sustainability for the pension. OAS is money that every retired Canadian 65 years or older can claim as a retirement supplement. As the baby boomers start squeezing through traditionally narrow pension channels, changes are needed to accommodate all of them. Today, the taxes of four employed Canadians supports each retired Canadian through OAS. In the coming years, that ratio will drop from 4:1 to 2:1. In monetary terms, costs for the program are expected to rise 32 per cent over the next five years to $48.3 billion. By 2030, OAS will cost $108 billion.

Based on demographics alone, OAS as it stands now simply won’t survive. Seniors advocate groups were quick to jump on Harper’s idea, shunning it as irresponsible. But changes would be phased in and aren’t likely to affect anybody nearing retirement now, and certainly not people already collecting OAS. If any group should be nervous, it’s working Canadians in their 30s, 40s or 50s who will be stifled from advancing because people are working longer, and who will be forced to pay more to support the bulging retirees ahead of them. By making changes to OAS, at least there is hope there will be a few pennies left for future generations. The baby boomers are the only generation in history to live better than both their parents and their offspring. Opposing reforms that will ensure the OAS program’s future is simply a characteristic forged from a generation that has had it better than everyone else.

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electricity in the coming years, and burn some of its own abundant gas to generate new power up north. North America finds itself floating on a sea of shale gas. Campbell’s plan entailed using B.C.’s big dams to stabilize and store power from new intermittent sources of hydro and wind, building the Site C dam on the Peace River and exporting clean energy at a premium in a carbonpriced North American market. Both the carbon market and the export market have evaporated. While B.C. was developing run-of-river to sell to California, the U.S. west coast built new capacity, much of it gas fired, after an electricity crisis that caused brownouts more than a decade ago. Today, Washington state producers are actually paying BC Hydro to take their excess power because they need to move it into the grid, and B.C. is the only place that can store it using dam

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capacity. NDP energy critic John Horgan is celebrating this change in BC Hydro policy. He says the government made a multi-billion-dollar miscalculation by assuming California’s electricity shortage would continue indefinitely, and surplus

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power would be profitable. He says independent power contracts are part of BC Hydro’s current financial problems, but political interference in planning is the bigger issue. Horgan would not endorse the Wilderness Committee’s call

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to cancel electricity purchase contracts BC Hydro has signed for more run-of-river developments. Additional projects are planned for the Upper Lillooet, Upper Toba and Harrison Rivers in southern B.C., and the Kokish River on northern Vancouver Island. Most are aboriginal partnerships. Energy Minister Rich Coleman told me no contracts will be cancelled, and he rejected my suggestion that BC Hydro could end up with too much power in the wrong places and at the wrong time of year. BC Hydro can move power around as well as store it, and that ability will improve when the smart grid is completed. Independent power doesn’t end there. It shifts to northern B.C., where three liquefied natural gas projects will need output equivalent to two and a half Site C dams to operate. Coleman confirmed that at

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least one modern gas-fired power plant will be needed to develop LNG, which is expected to be in business before Site C could be built. That powerhouse will likely be built by the LNG developers, and used to back up new intermittent sources of offshore and land-based wind and any river or geothermal sites available along a new northwest power line. B.C. will likely have a second gas-fired power plant in the northeast corner, to supply the Horn River shale gas development and processing plant now underway. Coleman says that plant should be able to capture carbon dioxide and sequester it deep underground. Fort Nelson and points north will remain off the BC Hydro grid. Even with carbon capture in the northeast, Campbell’s greenhouse gas targets look to be the next part of his legacy to be abandoned. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Letters Overhaul outmoded health system

The Fraser Health Region is once again embarking on a review. This time by outside advisers - as if this makes much difference. It will probably cost more. In any case, the cost will be tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the results will be similar to the previous expert studies: nil. Please note, the aim is to reduce

hospital congestion, not to provide more beds. When the Abbotsford hospital was first envisioned it was to be a municipal hospital of about 400 beds. Over the years as Abbotsford became a city the number of beds was reduced in steps to 300 beds. Each step costing hundreds of thousands of dollars for new plans. Then it became a regional referral centre with the cancer centre

added, but the number of beds remained the same. Eventually the hospital was built but only 260 beds were opened; on the advice of experts no doubt. The addition of the cancer centre was a brilliant move, but would someone not have thought that more beds would also be needed; especially since the hospital now was also to be a re-

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gional referral centre? There are many problems in health care besides hospital overcrowding. Examples are walk-in clinics, fee-forservice, alternative medicine, just to mention a few. What is needed is a government with the guts to overhaul an outmoded system; and that is not likely to happen. Ed Pankratz

‘Free enterprise’ out of date

During the recent acclamation of their candidate for the Chilliwack/Hope byelection, both Christy Clark and others referred to what they claimed was a need for free-enterprise. By this, they mean of course a hoped joining of BC Liberal and BC Conservative supporters in order to defeat the NDP. Their reference to so-called free-enterprise was a cynical attack on the NDP and an at-

tempt to characterize the NDP as anything but free. These tired, old-hat references are about 50 years out of date and very misleading, to put it mildly. Of course, much depends on what you mean by free-enterprise, just as much depends on what you mean by socialism. There is no such thing in North America as free-enter-

prise. This term implies that the market is free, that every individual has an equal opportunity to work hard, to strive and to succeed in our economy. We know this not to be the truth. It is common sense, that without some sort of government involvement in our society, the poor, the elderly and the disabled, would not be on a equal footing.

The person who has inherited wealth, or has had the opportunity to benefit from a good education, has a distinct advantage. Unfettered capitalism sounds great to the person who has benefited from his/ her greed and manipulation of others; but, not so great from those people who have been trampled on by those greedy individuals. Witness the eco-

nomic mess that we see in the United States, where unfettered free-enterprise has destroyed the lives of millions. While the billionaires of the U.S. have benefited by this unholy alliance between large corporations and BC Liberal like capitalists, the rest of the 99 per cent suffer. The Occupy protestations are but one result of this mess. Dick Harrington

Shocked by taxes on energy bills Most of the discussion about the carbon tax has been about gasoline, and automobiles. What is being ignored is the natural gas used in our homes. My hydro and gas bills have been on a budget, so I didn’t really pay much attention to the breakdown

until this discussion. My last bill, January, 2012, the breakdown was – actual cost, delivery, commodity charges – $93.53. I used the gas – it’s only fair that I pay for what I used. But I can’t see that I got any use out of the carbon

tax of $10.68 or the HST of $11.71. I wonder how complacent the taxpayers of B.C. would be if they checked the breakdown on their invoices. Patricia McEwan

Linking abortion to shrinking workforce

Presently there is much talk about the need for a possible pension reform, since our Canadian worker’s base is shrinking. If our Canadian laws could be changed to the effect of extending basic human rights to unborn babies, we may not need

a pension reform, since we likely could have enough workers to take care of the increasing numbers of pensioners in the future. Canada seems to be one of the very few countries – if not the only country – that has unrestricted laws of abortion,

allowing abortion to take place at any stage of pregnancy. It is important to realize that only 2-3 per cent of all abortions fall into the category of incest, rape, congenital defects, genetic malformations or the mother’s life being at risk.

All the rest of abortions are performed most likely for socio-economic reasons. Presently more than 100,000 abortions are being performed in Canada every year. Even though the majority of Canadian taxpayers disagree with our present abortion laws, they have

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to pay tens of millions of dollars for this, in most cases unnecessary, “medical” procedure. Sometimes it seems to me that we have some double standards in our legislation. On one hand, one can get prosecuted for cutting down a tree or harming an animal, yet there are no restrictions for the destruction of an innocent unborn living baby with its own unique DNA, irrespective of the time of pregnancy. Granting basic human rights to unborn babies

may help solve Canada’s fiscal and structural deficit and eliminate the need for pension reform. Wilf Hein

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Fraser Health penalized for long surgery waits Incentive target missed for knee, cataract patients Jeff Nagel Black Press

Fraser Health failed to meet provincially mandated targets to rein in surgery wait times in 2010-11 and as a result lost out on an extra $2.6 million in incentive funding that’s dangled by the government each year as a carrot to improve. “Although we increased surgery volumes about three per cent, we were unable to shorten the wait times as much as we needed to meet the target,” health authority spokesman David Plug said. The payments through the health ministry’s patient-focused funding branch rewards health authorities that meet targets to keep waits down and punishes them if they don’t – the money instead goes to reduce the province’s deficit. The rules require no more than 10 per cent of patients wait longer than 26 weeks for knee and hip surgery and 16 weeks for cataract surgery in order for each authority to qualify for activity-based funding in each of those categories. But 19 per cent of patients waited longer than 26 weeks for a knee replacement in the Fraser Health region in the 2010 fiscal year, so the authority lost out on nearly $1.8 million, Plug said.

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A bed pan is put in a disinfecting machine similar to the type that is now being installed in hospitals throughout the Lower Mainland.

The authority was docked another $834,000 because 39 per cent of cataract patients waited longer than 16 weeks. Statistics show 55 cataract patients in Fraser actually waited longer than a year for surgery, so the authority also failed in clearing a separate bar that no patients wait more than 12 months. On hip replacements, 11 per cent of patients waited more than 26 weeks – just missing the target – but Plug said the ministry agreed that was close enough and credited the authority $1.6 million. He said the incentive system encourages the region to make its booking and surgery system more efficient, perform more procedures and

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reduce waits. Fraser tries not to double book the same patient or keep patients on wait lists whose conditions have changed and are no longer ready for surgery. “That helps us have a more accurate list and wait times can come closer to the target,” Plug said. The region also strives to make sure operating rooms have enough capacity to handle scheduled cases and to make sure hip and knee replacements have time reserved. Burnaby Hospital has emerged as a specialty centre for those surgeries, Plug said, and patients are now sometimes being sent there to avoid longer waits elsewhere. It’s not yet clear if the

region will hit all three surgery targets this fiscal year, which ends at the end of March. “We’re within 50 or so people of making the hip target,” Plug said, adding Fraser is close to the targets on knee and cataract surgery as well. Fraser performed 2,400 hip replacements and 15,000 cataract surgeries last year. Fraser’s surgery wait statistics are considerably worse than in the Vancouver Coastal region, which serves Vancouver, Richmond and the North Shore. Just one per cent of Vancouver Coastal patients waited longer than 26 weeks for hip or knee surgeries and just four per cent waited longer than the target for cataracts. As a result, that region lost no money. No cataract patients in Vancouver Coastal waited longer than a year, nor did any on Vancouver Island or in the Interior. The Northern Health Authority was the only region that performed worse than Fraser, with more than a third of hip replacement patients waiting too long and nearly half of knee and cataract surgeries exceeding the target. The money at stake is not much compared to overall budgets. Fraser’s penalty last year was less than one-tenth of one percent of its $2.75-billion budget.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Hope Standard A9

News Carving history A new wood carving by Pete Ryan was installed in front of Canyon Cable on Sixth Avenue last Friday. Commissioned by store owner Ray Zervini, the piece commemorates Hope’s logging history. A plaque with the names of loggers killed in the area will soon be attached to the six-metre-high (20 feet) carving. KERRIE-ANN SCHOENIT THE STANDARD

Hospitals replace old bed pan disinfectors Jeff Nagel Black Press

New disinfector units to clean soiled bed pans are being installed at Lower Mainland hospitals after an audit determined the old system wasn’t adequately removing human waste. The 16-month investigation initiated by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority resulted in 131 machines being replaced at hospitals in that region and another 61 at hospitals in the Fraser Health region. The probe had found the old decontaminators, many of which were relatively new and still under warranty, failed between seven and 33 per cent of the time,

often leaving behind “visible fecal soil.” A failure rate of five per cent or less was deemed acceptable. New German-made Meiko decontaminator machines are replacing the faulty ones at an estimated cost of $2.55 million, Fraser Health spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said. He said Fraser hospitals use a combination of bed pan disinfectors – where pans along with their full contents are put in machines similar to dishwashers – and disposable bed pans. The Vancouver Coastal study found the failures in the bed pan cleaning process were due to a combination of machine design flaws and human error, such as

incorrect machine loading or failing to check levels of detergent and rinse agent. “Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have taken a number of steps to resolve this issue, including the replacement of ineffective equipment, better staff education, fixing design flaws and increasing inspections,” Thorpe-Dorward said. The audit also found plastic bed pans cleaned better than stainless steel ones. Vancouver Coastal tackled the dirty bed pan issue in an attempt to reduce the risk of C-difficile infections in hospitals, and published its findings last fall in the American Journal of Infection Control.

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ICBC is tapping the brakes on its controversial system of paying out bonuses to management. The incentive pay program – which saw $17 million handed out in 2010 – will be reduced or eliminated starting this year if the public auto insurer falls short of its annual profit targets. The move was disclosed as ICBC comes under greater financial pressure and just weeks after it announced plans to raise basic auto insurance premiums 11 per cent, resulting in a net increase of $27 to most motorists after a partly offsetting cut to optional rates. “We feel it’s quite a proactive step,” ICBC spokesman Adam Grossman said. “We’re creating a financial trigger that creates a stronger tie between our financial performance and our performance-related pay.” The full bonus pay package will continue as it did last year if the corporation’s net income for 2011 is at

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B.C. seeks to ‘modernize’ the court system Tom Fletcher Black Press

A day after appointing nine new provincial court judges, the B.C. government has launched its latest review of the court system, trying to identify why the courts are slowing down despite falling crime and case rates over the past 20 years. Premier Christy Clark and Attorney General Shirley Bond announced the review last Wednesday in Vancouver. They released an audit and discussion paper that show B.C.’s crime rate has declined faster than any Canadian province, to the point where 13,000 fewer new provincial criminal cases were heard in the past year, compared to 10 years ago. Despite that, the B.C. court system has an estimated 2,000 cases that are in danger of being dismissed based on excessive delays, and there are regular reports of criminal charges being stayed due to delays. The government has appointed 23 judges in the last two years, and ramped up training

for sheriffs and other court staff Dix warned that the province to partially restore budget cuts has not yet taken into account to the system in previous years. the impact of a federal crime “If it was just about money, crackdown, with mandatory that would be a pretty simple minimum jail terms for offences answer,” Clark said. She added such as growing a half a dozen that one problem is marijuana plants. that suspects now Those sentences appear in court an will not only in“If it was just average of six times crease jail populabefore their trials tion in B.C., they about money, begin. will also prompt that would be Bond appointed more accused peolawyer Geoffrey ple to fight charges a pretty simple Cowper, a former in court rather answer.” chair of the Legal than plead guilty, Services Society, to he said. make recommenThe announceChristy Clark dations on changes ment included a by July. One issue shuffle of responto be studied is sibilities that enB.C.’s practice of having Crown trenches the merger of Bond’s prosecutors approve all charges, attorney general and public instead of giving police that au- safety ministries to a single Justhority as is done in other prov- tice and Attorney General mininces. istry. NDP leader Adrian Dix and Responsibility for the Public justice critic Leonard Krog Sector Employers Council and blasted the announcement as ICBC goes from public safety the latest in a long series of re- to finance, and responsibility views, this one designed to push for liquor and gambling policy the “crisis” in the courts beyond is transferred to Energy and the 2013 provincial election. Mines Minister Rich Coleman.

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Community

Steve Palmer performs in Hope Steve Palmer

Canadian guitarist and singer Steve Palmer is playing at the Hope Station House this Friday. Raised on gospel, country and blues, old time influences combined with a love of Doc Watson made Palmer a good fit for folk-rock groups opening for legendary acts in the 1960s such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Cream. However, steadier income came as guitarist-for-hire in country bands working the rural Alberta bar scene. Palmer started using his voice only in the 1980s, after he moved to the west coast

to study music a bit more formally. It wasn’t until he returned home to care for his mother that he found personal respite and freedom in becoming a solo performer. Now based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Palmer travels a troubadour circuit around western Canada and Northwestern U.S. Palmer has performed in almost every size of venue over the last 40 years as a travelling musician, from rock arenas to pubs, coffee houses and churches. He sings about life and simple pleasures with all

the unhurried authority of a quiet and simple folksinging road-survivor. Sometimes compared to Hoyt Axton, Leonard Cohen, or John Prine, the echoes of Doc Watson remain clear on Palmer’s albums, Roots and Strings and Morning Road. The Hope concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets include dinner and a show, and are available in advance at the Headliner Barber Shop, hopestationhouse@gmail. com, 604-869-5956 or 604-860-3126. Proceeds will go to the roof restoration project.

Trip fundraiser C.E. Barry Intermediate School is holding its annual carnival fundraiser on Feb. 23 to help support students at its sister school in the Dominican Republic. Ecole Ebenezer was started six years ago in the Haitian village of Munoz to provide education to children that are not allowed to attend Dominican schools. All proceeds from the upcoming carnival fundraiser will be used during spring break to repair desks, gravel roads, and build a new classroom for a power mechanics shop. “Besides being a lot of fun, it’s going towards a good purpose and use,” said Kathy Koopman, a retired C.E. Barry teacher involved with building and maintaining Ecole Ebenezer. “It teaches compassion for kids to be involved in a Third World project.” The fundraiser on Feb. 23 runs from 5-7 p.m. at the school. Tickets are $1 for fish pond, hockey shoot, cake walk, golf and ring toss. There will also be face painting, 50/50 draw, prizes and concession. For more information, contact the C.E. Barry at 604-869-2451.

Tackling bullying Eric Wong with the First Nations Education Steering Commission is leading a presentation on bullying at C.E. Barry Intermediate School on Feb. 21. He will discuss a range of topics including what the playground rules are, social expectations, and whether children can be taught to build resilience. The event starts at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Refreshments will be provided.

Jay and the Americans sing the oldies

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The band started out playing pop music when vinyl recordings were pressed into 45s. Jay and the Americans has survived, in one form or another, and is still performing sell-out shows right into the age of iTunes. The band got its start in the early 1960s as four teenagers in a Brooklyn basement. Now led by “Jay No. 3” as he’s known, Jay Reincke, along with original JATA members Sandy Deane, Howie Kane and Marty Sanders are coming to Chilliwack on Feb. 23. Best known for the tune, This Magic Moment, the band is considered among the greatest vocal groups in rock and roll history, and were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2002.

Jay and the Americans’ first record was Tonight from West Side Story, and what followed were hits like She Cried, Only in America and Come A Little Bit Closer. In 1968, they recorded an album of their favourite oldies called Sands of Time featuring This Magic Moment, which was originally done by the Drifters. The single went to No. 9 in January 1969. It sold over a million copies, and was awarded a gold record. They have toured with such legendary artists as Roy Orbison, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents Jay and the Americans on Feb. 23 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $45.50 through 604-391SHOW or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.


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Community

Wahleach Power Project electrifies engineering Kimberly Campbell and Inge Wilson Contributors

When driving between Hope and Bridal Falls on the Trans-Canada Highway, many curious travellers have wondered what exactly that large, fortress-like building along the roadway is. The building, a BC Hydro Powerhouse, generates hydroelectric power with water from Jones (also known as Wahleach) Lake. After the Second World War, the BC Electric Company (now BC Hydro) vastly increased its generating capacity in order to meet increased domestic and industrial demands for electricity. In November 1950, B.C.E president, A.E. Grauer, announced a $10-million hydro-electric project at Jones Lake that would provide an additional 80,000 horsepower to the B.C.E. grid – the energy needed to light one million 60 watt lamps! The high altitude, glacierfed lake provided the ideal spot for a reservoir. Located at approximately 2,106 feet (642 meters) above sea

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The Wahleach Hydro-Electric Plant was officially opened on Dec. 4, 1952.

level, Jones Lake would be the highest hydro-electric “head” in Canada. In order to transport the water, a 13,500-foot tunnel would be drilled through Four Brothers Mountain, passing the contents of Jones Lake through a brand new gener-

ating station – the largest in western Canada. In addition to constructing a 1,375-foot-long, 55-foot-high rock-fill dam, the tunnel, and the generating station, B.C. Electric also announced that the project included two mil-

lion dollars for the construction of a new transmission line linking the Wahleach Power Station to the main transmission system in Surrey. Based on a Swedish design, it would be the first ultra-high voltage line to be built in North America and

would be capable of carrying 345,000 volts – over 50 per cent more than standard transmission lines! Despite the relatively short and efficient construction period, the Wahleach project did not escape the minor snags that befall any large project. In late November 1951, six construction workers became trapped when a pile of timber being slid down a steep section of the tunnel became jammed. The timber, which was being removed to make way for a cement tunnel lining, was cleared after the six had spent 10 hours trapped in a section of the tunnel with a 48 degree incline. None of the workers were injured, but they were tired and hungry. Just a few months after, in January 1952, the tunnel builders walked off the job demanding higher wages. After five days, the miners returned to work while negotiations continued. On Dec. 4, 1952, Premier W.A.C. Bennett officially opened the Wahleach Hydro-Electric Plant with the turn of a knob. Bennett, Grauer, and B.C.E. chief engineer, Tom Ingledow,

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Rec centre promotes physical literacy Developing children’s fundamental movement skills is the focus Barry Stewart

rable to any sport or physical activity that an individual would like to participate in. The focus is on children If you’ve got literacy in language, aged seven to 12. you’re able to read, write and comThis Saturday’s workshop is free prehend. and the other two are $25 each — or It’s a long process to move from $40 for both. For the full-day sessions, illiterate to literate: first learning Sinker said there is a minimum regthe basics of the alphabet, phonics istration of 10 to 12 to make them sounds and sight words and learning viable. Registration is at the rec cenhow to spell and punctuate. tre’s reception desk. But what about physical literacy? “All of the workshops will be interCan you have it, without knowing all active,” stresses Sinker. “There won’t the names of the bones and muscles be a lot of sitting around, so come of the body? dressed for activity.” “In short, physical literacy is an This Saturday, Mary Morice will outcome,” said Eric Sinker, the sport be in attendance to promote the Kids participation coordinator for Pacif- Can Move gymnastics initiative and icSport Fraser Valley. “The ABCs of Taunya Geelhoed will outline the Run agility, balance, coordination and Jump Throw program. speed are the four core skills that The full-day Kids Can Move workunderpin physical literacy. If every shop will be on March 10, working on child had the opportunity to become basic gymnastics than can be done physically literate, they with mats and benches, would have the skills to help develop strength, and knowledge to parbalance, flexibility and “The ABCs of ticipate in any sport or agility. physical activity they so The RJT program will agility, balance, desire. It’s important to run on March 17, covercoordination and ing running, jumping distinguish that learnspeed are the ing the key fundamental and throwing and catchmovements are the founing skills. four core skills dation for having a grasp Watch a group of young that underpin on fundamental sport kids throwing baseballs skills.” physical literacy.” or dodgeballs and you’ll Sinker and two sport see some basic mistakes professionals are prethat many of them are Eric Sinker senting an introduction making. Throwing with to some new initiatives the wrong footing is a in physical development key point that needs to at the Hope Arena mezbe corrected if the child zanine this Saturday, is going to have success at the skill. from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sinker RJT will cover that, said Sinker. and the rec centre’s Kim Richardson While every kid may be able to run, have planned full-day workshops for the RJT training will give workshop March 10 and 17, to go more in depth attendees tips on improving the foot on basic gymnastics and running, work for speed, balance and changing jumping and throwing skills. direction. “The workshops would be for people “Both the Run Jump Throw and who work with children,” said Sinker, Kids Can Move programs are great at who has a degree in sport manage- breaking down each individual skill,” ment from St. Catherines University said Sinker. “From a teacher, parent in Ontario. “That would include or coach point of view, there are tons teachers, early childhood educators, of great resources out there that can recreation staff, coaches, camp coun- help with teaching these movements selors and volunteers — but they’re in a fun way. These workshops in also for parents and grandparents Hope will create awareness and prowho want to help their kids at home. vide tools to build confidence with Kids Can Move and Run Jump each participant so they can take the Throw are two programs that focus lessons from this workshop, to teach on developing the fundamental move- the movements when they interact ment skills that are easily transfer- with children.” Hope Standard

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Eric Sinker of PacificSport Fraser Valley will be heading up an introductory workshop for children’s physical skill development. The free two-hour session runs this Saturday in the Hope Arena mezzanine, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MONDAY Hope Al-Anon Group: Al-Anon meetings support and welcome friends and family of problem drinkers. Monday,

Feb. 20 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital. 604-869-7078

TUESDAY Hope Library Book Club: Great reads

and interesting conversation. This month: Lullabies for Little Criminals. Tuesday, Feb. 21 6:30 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave.

Family Curator: Historian Brenda L. Smith will explore basic methods and supplies for cataloguing books, teacups and other family

heirlooms. Tuesday, Feb. 21 7 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 Building Resilience: With all the current

attention about bullying, is there such a thing as good natured teasing anymore? Should children be expected to experience both physical

and verbal pain? Eric Wong answers these questions and many others in a presentation Tuesday, Feb. 21 6 p.m. CE Barry School gym. 604-869-2451

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Retrospect Three: This exhibit is a collection of creative works by participants of The Art Machine. It runs until Feb. 26 Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hope Arts Gallery 349 Fort St. 604-869-2408

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Bridging the Past exhibit: Seven events in the history of the Hope region that show how language, culture and faith have shaped our communities. Saturday, Feb. 18 11 a.m. Yale and District Community Centre 65050 Albert St. 604-863-2324 info@historicyale.ca


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GRANT, Kent Stephen Kent Stephen Grant passed away suddenly on Sunday February 5, 2012 at his home in Port Hope, Ont. but his heart was always in Hope, BC. Kent will be sadly missed by his wife Gail, his mother Beverly, daughter Kayla, sisters Deryn and Tammi, brother Cameron and many friends everywhere.

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OBITUARIES

BENTLEY, Lila May (nee Smith) October 24, 1946 - February 2, 2012

With great sadness we announce the passing of Lila May Bentley. Lila passed away at the age of 65 at the Chilliwack General Hospital with her loving daughter Michelle DeMartin (John) and Ron, her husband of 40 years, by her side. Predeceased by her parents Anna and Roscoe. Lila leaves to mourn her sister Colleen, brothers; Bud, Dougal and Glen, 15 nieces and nephews, as well as her extended family and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future. Donations in Lila memory may be made to the BC Cancer Agency


Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Hope Standard A19 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

BC Company accepting resume’s for: Journeyman Sheet Metal, Plumbers, Gas B or A Fitters, Welders, Millwrights & 4th yr plumbers. Comprehensive package. Forward resumes, certifications with cover stating pay rate to: Box 694, C/O The Tribune, 188 - 1st Ave N, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8.

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EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than industry rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; info@tempcodrilling.com Phone 780-955-5537.

LEMARE LAKE is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Processor Operator • Line Machine Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Welders • Machinists Full time permanent, union wages and camp positions. Please fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email office@lemare.ca. LOGGING TRUCK DRIVER’S NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for Interior and Vancouver Island for well established Company (Kurt Leroy Trucking Ltd). Full time for 12 months. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to 250-287-9914. NO PHONE CALLS!!!! MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email g_zieske@xplornet.ca PROCESSOR OPERATOR WANTED To run a Waratah dangle head on a Volvo carrier. Work on site in our post and rail yard in Princeton, BC. Great working conditions, competitive wages, benefits, profit sharing, 10 hour days, 4 days a week. This is a fulltime permanent position. Fax your resume to 250-2957912 or email g_zieske@xplornet.ca

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195 WANTED: Trained Hairdressers, Male or Female for Salons in Grand Prairie, Alberta & area. 780-933-1236 HAIR 4 U RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. bcclassified.com Call us toll-free 1-866-575-5777

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

EXPERIENCED HYDRAULIC Technical Salesperson; Great Wages & Co. htihyd@gmail.com

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca HYDRAULIC Technician Trainees; Must have 3+ yrs as Mechanic; A Great Career; htihyd@gmail.com JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC - required at HMI Industries, a growing metal recycling company based in Red Deer. Please fax or email resumes to 403.346.3953 resumes@hazco.com WELDER FABRICATOR ASSEMBLY LINE WORKERS

PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

LLOYD’S UTILITIES, gas, oil & propane furnaces, class A gas fitter. (604)869-0400 or (604)869-1111

AMERICAN Terrier Pitbulls purebred. $1,000. negot. Vet ✔, 3 wks old. Reseve now. 604-217-2983

AIRBED, Coleman, queensize, w/ pump, never used, spotless cond. $60. Call (604)863-0425

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BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $400. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

AIR CONDITIONER, GE, w/ remote & stand, 8000 BTU’s, exc. working cond. $50 firm. Call (604)863-0425

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. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604799-3743. Homesense@shaw.ca

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $1,200. 778241-5504. Langley

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

Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442/604-854-1978

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

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660. HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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RTA Accounting - Corporate & Personal Tax - Full Cycle Bookkeeping - Payroll, T4s. Call 604-889-0410

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GARDENING

COMPUTER SERVICES

CONTRACTORS

BARCLAY FLETCHER CONTRACTING, complete home reno’s, additions & more. (604)869-1686 DENCO VENTURES, renos, additions, new construction, free estimates. Call John @ (604)819-4986

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ELECTRICAL

KENLIN ELECTRIC, residential, rural, commercial, new construction, reno’s. Call (604)860-8605 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE EXCAVATING, Terry’s RV also does excavating, land clearing, dump trailer. Call (604)869-1520

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

CANYON CARPETS, 549 Wallace St., Hope. For all your floor covering needs! Call 604-869-2727

UNDER $100

545

REAL ESTATE 626

HOUSES FOR SALE

627

HOMES WANTED

FUEL Eagle Valley Premium

WOOD PELLETS $4.00/40lb bag when purchasing a skid of 65 bags OR $4.80/40lb bag individually Call 604-869-9952 or 604-819-3593 20305 Flood Road, Hope FIREWOOD, dry & delivered, $130 2/3 cord. Call (604)316-6026

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

ALLSYS IT, new computer sales & service. 604-869-3456 or info@allsyscomputers.com

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LANDSCAPING

LEGAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

PURE CHI. Relaxing Chinese Full Body MASSAGE ~ 604-702-9686 11am-11pm. 9263 Young Rd Chwk

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

477

FRANK’S LAWN SERVICE, lawn care, hedge trimming, gutters, rubbish removal. Call (604)869-1040

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

PETS

284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

A well established truck & trailer company has immediate openings for several experienced positions at their location in Surrey. These are permanent positions, wages are negotiable. Candidates who fulfill the requirement should: Fax resume 604-596-3106

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

377

UPHOLSTERY

Chihuahua pups, born news years eve, dewclaws, deworm, 1st shots, 1 m/2 f, sable, $750. (604)796-8685 Dble. yellow head Amazon parrot w/extra large cage. Exp. lrge bird keepers only.$1400. 604-823-6782.

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

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

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MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $800/ea. Call 604-657-2915.

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

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WINDOWS

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

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

Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Brand New • 10 yr. warranty • Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

560

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Yorkshire Terrier, 10 wks M&F Shots & dewormed. Vet checked Black & tan. $900. 778-708-7932

PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

509

AUCTIONS

Auction Water/Wine Bottling Line, Bottling Line, s/s tanks, filtration system, restaurant equipment & more. Feb 25, 11AM, West Kelowna, BC, View photos at (Special Auction) doddsauction.com 1-866-545-3259

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE Chilliwack restaurant available for quick sale! 20 years of established clientele. Owner moving - must sell! 604-799-5509, serious inquiries.

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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HOUSES FOR SALE

LAKEFRONT HOME TEN MILE LAKE QUESNEL BC. PROPERTYGUYS.COM #68177 LAKEFRONT HOME TEN MILE LAKE QUESNEL BC. $439,000. PROPERTYGUYS.COM #68177

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS HOPE, FOR SALE:

1 manufactured home 14 ft. wide w/2 bdrms. Brand new. In the Lismore community, a seniors community “where the good people live”. Call Gordon for details and for an appointment to view @ (604)240-3464

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Let’s face it, you’re never gonna wear this again!

Run AB, SK, BC on a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE! Do you want to:

But somebody else will.

classified ads work!

• Work a Tuesday – Saturday schedule? • Work a Sunday – Thursday schedule? • Work a Monday – Friday night schedule? • Be home every second day/night? …or tell us what works for you! We can work with our available options to help create the position you have been waiting for – we are busy in the West! Get into the Driver’s seat with a recognized industry leader earning the income you deserve! Are you a quality Class 1 Driver or Owner Operator? Our Recruiters are ready to take your call!

1.800.462.4766 Recruit@BisonTransport.com www.bisondriving.com

Contact Janice 604.869.2421

Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity.


A20 Hope Standard, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New custom SRI.com 14 ft. wide in Hope park from $59,900. Chuck 604-830-1960 New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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MORTGAGES

706

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

HOPE

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BEDROOM APARTMENT

For Rent in Kings Court. $585./mo. Heat & hot water incl. Air conditioning & balcony. D.D. and Ref’s Required. Seniors preferred. Avail. immed.

Call 604-869-0932 LEAVE MESSAGE HOPE,

2 bdrm apt., adult oriented complex, 4 appliances, newly reno’d, electric heat, N/S, N/P. Call (604)869-9402 or 604-869-1432 HOPE: 2 BDRM Spacious 1250 sq. ft., duplex style, 5 appl., gas fireplace, private patio, N/S, N/P. Ref req’d. Adult oriented, avail. Feb 1. $625/mo 604-869-5288/858-7620

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HOPE

TOWNHOUSES

ABBOTSFORD. TOWNHOUSE in 55+ complex. 1200 sf, 2 bdrm. 1.5 baths, large living room, oak kit, 2 decks. Small pet ok. Walk to shops. Quiet area. Moving ~ must sell. $184,000. 604-308-0451 8am-7pm.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, where healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “the most friendly country on earth”! 1-780952-0709; www.CanTico.ca.

Hope: Scott Dr. #206, 2 bdrm, 2 ba, inste lndry, balc. $785/mo + hydro & sec dep. NS/ND. Call on site mgr (604) 860-4953 or 255-4724.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL HOPE, 1800 sq. ft plus partial basement, for rent/ lease, prime retail location. Call (604)869-2727 days or 604-869-2282 evenings HOPE, 759 4TH AVE, retail space, approx 500 sq.ft., $540.80/mon incl. hst, hot water & garbage. Call (604)869-9763

RENTALS 706

Better than an apartment, no noisy neighbours on other side of the apartment wall. A 2 bedroom Mobile home in a Seniors Community in Hope. References, Criminal background check, abstainers. Call for an appointment to view, Gordon 604-869-7641

APARTMENT/CONDO

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733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOPE, 2 bdrm duplex, convenient location, newly renovated, adult oriented building, new s/s appliances, avail. now. Call (604)882-2505

HOPE, 2 bdrm spacious apt., new paint & carpet, adult oriented building, sunny side of town, clean & bright, $675/mo. Call 604-793-5010

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us bcclassified.com

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TRANSPORTATION 818

AUTO FINANCING

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

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2000 CHEVY Malibu, exc cond very clean. No accidents. 150K. Aircared to Nov. ‘12. $3,650. 604-825-3632

HOMES FOR RENT

34595 2nd Ave House Heritage 1,177 Sq. ft. home, 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Near shopping, park and entertainment. Pets allowed. Recently renovated. Huntington area. Avail. Immediately $1,100/mo. Call 604-3098955.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

HOPE. 2 bdrm house, located in town. W/D, No smoking. No pets. Refs. preferred. $800/mo. Call (604)876-7704.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8800 incl. tax. Call 604-538-4883

2006 BUICK ALLURE CX. 94,000 kms. No accd’s. Local. Exc. cond. $9,500. Abbotsford 604-855-1335

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2006 FORD TAURUS SEL. Excellent condition, sun roof, full load, $4,995. (604)850-2846

1998 FORD WINDSTAR. 221,000 kms. Runs good. Very clean. Grey. $1350/obo. 604-832-9816.

2006 IMPALA LS, all options, original owner. $5500 obo. Call 604581-0589.

1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519

2007 GMC 2500 HD Duramax diesel, 6 speed, excellent shape. 4 X 4. $27,500. obo. 778-551-0298

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

SUITES, LOWER

HOPE, near new ground level 1 bdrm suite in quiet area, walking distance to downtown, $690/mon, Avail immediately. Call Walter @1 (604)792-0077(Royal Lepage office in Chilliwack).

TOWNHOUSES

HOPE, 2 bdrm townhouse, heat included, $740/mo, no pets please. Avail immed. Call 1 (604)858-4629

TRANSPORTATION

NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-800-916-1737 Big Discounts! www.eagleridgegmc.com WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in February, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

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1999 TOYOTA TERCEL, auto, 4 dr, CD, white, new tires, lady driven. Moving. $2500. 778-908-8650 2003 CHEVY MALIBU, 110,000 km., auto, V6, Air Cared, good tires, $4300 obo (604)531-3251 2003 CHEVY MALIBU, 110,000 km., auto, V6, Air Cared, good tires, $4300 obo (604)531-3251 2005 PONTIAC G5, 4 dr. 4 cyl., auto, 87,000km. $5300 obo (604)746-2458

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AUTO SERVICES

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2008 TRAIL CRUISER 26QBS

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. HOPE AUTO BODY, complete collision repair & restoration. www.hopeautobody.ca Call (604)869-5244

AUTO FINANCING

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

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1-800-910-6402

A/C, microwave, slideout, DSI water heater, awning, $4000 in savings! $14,983 (stk.28226A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

CARS - DOMESTIC

1981 CHRYSLER CORDOBA, $1900. Call (604)869-0981

www.PreApproval.cc

2000 Suncruiser 35U

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Dual pane windows, awning, 6000 watt generator, heated tanks, fantastic fan and more! $47,983 (Stk.30951A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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NO NO PAYMENTS PAYMENTS UNTIL UNTIL MARCH 2012 SPRING

DOWN PAYMENT 2011 MAZDA 2

2011 MAZDA 3 FROM

$14,888 OR FINANCE FROM

$95

BI-WEEKLY

DL 30575

• Auto • A/C • CD • Power Group • Alloys • ABS Brakes • Keyless Entry • Traction Control • MP3 Connection

$77

BI-WEEKLY

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2011 MAZDA 3 SPORT FROM

ONLY AT WOLFES!

$15,888 OR FINANCE FROM

$99

BI-WEEKLY

• Auto • A/C • CD • Power Group • Alloys • ABS Brakes • Keyless Entry • Traction Control • MP3 Connection

Wolfe’s Chilliwack Mazda 604 45018 YALE ROAD WEST, NEXT TO THE EVANS ROAD OVERPASS

see us at: WWW.WOLFESAUTO.COM

795.3700

We are open Monday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm • Friday & Saturday 9 am - 6 pm • Closed Sunday FINANCE TERM 96 MONTHS, RATE 4.9% TOTAL AMOUNT PAID $16,016. ALL PRICES AND PAYMENTS PLUS HST. FINANCING APPROVED FOR QUALIFYING CLIENTS ONLY.

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$12,495 OR FINAN OR FIN FINANCE NANC ANCE E FROM

• Auto • A/C • CD • Power Group • Cruise Control • ABS Brakes • Keyless Entry • Traction Control • MP3 Connection

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TRUCKS & VANS

2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 180K, full load $15,500/obo. 604-812-1278

ROOMS FOR RENT

HOPE, 2012 music, meditation, nature, retreat house, creek, Kawkawa Lake, food growing, no city noise,rooms $260-$280, pets/welfare ok, n/s, n/d, no drugs, spiritually inclined. Deva 778-808-7771

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

752

845

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, senior driven, 89,000kms, $4500. Hope (604)869-7329

HOPE. Room for rent, wireless & cable access, laundry, $400/mo. Ref’s needed. Call (604)750-8422

750

TRANSPORTATION

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

950 sq. ft. home. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Near Shopping, park and entertainment. Large Lot for parking an RV. Available March 1 $950/mo. Pets Allowed. Call 604 309-8523

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1994 CHRYSLER INTREPID 4 door, automatic. 130,000 kms. 3.3L, green. $3,000. Call (604)850-6976

VACANT PAD FOR RENT. The pad will accommodate a home up to 14 x 64. Call 604-869-7641

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

HOPE. 1 bedroom suite for rent $450. in triplex close to downtown This is a small unit suitable for one person. Please contact Mitzi at 250871-1020 or mitziroyen@msn.com

TRANSPORTATION

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

1998 FORD CONTOUR 4dr sdn auto, load, ST#176 $995 1999 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 4dr auto sdn Aircare ST#152 $1995 1995 MAZDA PROTEGE 4dr, auto, fully loaded ST#180 $1995 2002 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr, auto AirCare ST#182 $2995 1996 ACURA TL 4dr auto, leather, fully loaded ST#177 $2995 1994 TOYOTA CAMRY 2dr auto, leather, full load, ST#174 $2995 2002 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass, auto ST#160 $3495 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 1997 ACURA LE auto 4dr sdn leather full load ST#175 $3995 2000 HONDA CIVIC 4DR auto sdn st#169 $3995 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto sdn full load ST#03 $5,900

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

2005 FORD F150 XL 4X4 auto reg cab longbox ST#132 $7,900 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2005 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#134 $10,900 2001 FORD F350 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2007 GMC SLE 3500 crew cab 4X4 auto longbox ST#167 $12,900 2007 CHEV 3500 CREW CAB Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#123 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW cab Lariat 4X4 auto long box diesel ST#118 $15,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2007 GMC 2500 CREW cab, Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#61 $16,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW CAB Lariat leather 4X$ auto diesel ST#164 $17,995

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

www.keytrackautosales.com

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Willard Fraser Miles, a.k.a. Willard Miles, late of Glenwood Care Centre, 1458 Glenwood Drive, Agassiz, in the Province of British Columbia, Retired, who died on the 2nd day of November, 2011. Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Willard Fraser Miles, a.k.a. Willard Miles are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, Jack Edward Miles and James Richard Miles, c/o Nixon Wenger LLP, #301-2706 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C., to the attention of Karl T. Marsden, on or before the 7th day of March, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executors then have notice. Jack Edward Miles and James Richard Miles, c/o Nixon Wenger LLP, Solicitors, #301-2706 30th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 2B6

WAREHOUSE LIEN ACT. Whereas RON STEPHEN MCHAFFIE, of #6 10704 #9 Hwy, Rosedale BC V0X 1X0, is indebted to Brenner Contracting, 990 6th Ave Hope BC V0X 1L0 for the sum of $4965.45 for repairs & storage of a 1997 FORD EXPOLORER, VIN # 1FMDU34X5VZB13147 and the said sum ought to have been paid and have not been paid, notice is hereby given that on March 20, 2012 , a date not less that 14 days after the first publication of this notice at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon the vehicle will be sold. Bids on the aforementioned vehicle will be received by the office of Brenner contracting up to 11 a.m. on the 20th day of March 2012. The vehicle may be inspected at Brenner Contracting, 990 6th Ave, Hope BC. Dated at the District of Hope, Province of British Columbia this 15 day of February 2012.

Hope Standard Wed February 15 2012  

Hope and area local community newspaper

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