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Lindsey Cope comforts her three-year-old son Simon Bone as he receives a whooping cough vaccination from Kim Roberts last Friday at the Hope Public Health Unit. An outbreak of the contagious bacterial disease has kept the local office busy providing about 100 immunizations every day.

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The recent outbreak of whooping cough in Hope has increased demand for the vaccine. Hope Public Health Unit is currently providing about 100 immunizations daily to local residents. Nurses are also targeting schools this week where there’s been a “cluster of cases” reported. “It’s been very busy,” said supervisor Kim Roberts. “I think our phone lines have been swamped so that people can’t even get through.” There’s been more than two dozen new cases reported in the area

since August, including 15 since December. “There’s other areas that have also had pockets,” said Roberts, pointing to Washington and Saskatchewan. “Why we’re the only one in B.C. right now, we have no idea.” Whooping cough, or Pertussis, causes severe coughing that can last for months. It is very contagious and spreads easily through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or laughs. After the bacteria infects someone, symptoms appear about seven to 14 days later. “It has been many years since British Columbia has had an out-

break of Pertussis so there is very little natural immunity,” said Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer. “The best protection against Pertussis is to get vaccinated. Pertussis in very young children can lead to hospitalization and even death.” Officials point out that early symptoms are similar to those of a cold and include sneezing, runny nose, low fever and a mild cough. Gradually the cough gets worse leading to “longer spells of coughing that often end with a whoop or crowing sound when the person breathes in.”

“Lots of times people may not know that they have it,” said Roberts. “Not everybody gets full-blown symptoms, especially adults.” Fraser Health is offering a free booster vaccine to adults who are in regular contact with young children and have not had a booster in the last five years. Residents are asked contact the Hope Public Health Unit at 604860-7630, their doctor or health care provider to receive the vaccine. Pharmasave has also re-opened its flu vaccine service while the health unit deals with the whooping cough outbreak.

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NDP candidates meet with party members Three people seek nomination in the Chilliwack-Hope byelection Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

The three candidates vying for NDP nomination in the upcoming byelection stopped in Hope on Friday to garner support from local party members. Dennis Adamson, Gwen O’Mahony and Kathleen Stephany discussed a range of topics at Crystal River Court, including the rising cost of living, inequality and government corruption. “I like to be a s**t disturber,” said Stephany, spelling out the letters. “If we sit back and complain and are apathetic, then we’re going to have the same thing. Bad government has to stop. We need integrity and we need honesty.” She criticized the Liberals for not following through on recommendations made in government studies, privatization and leading health care towards a twotier system. “The biggest thing we have to fight is the P3,” added Adamson. “(Government) is going to sell out this country.” Chilliwack will likely decide which party takes office in the byelection, as Hope voted primarily for the NDP in 2009. The party won 18 out of 23 polls in

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Dennis Adamson, Gwen O’Mahony and Kathleen Stephany listen as a local party member poses a question to the three NDP candidates seeking nomination in Chilliwack-Hope byelection on Friday at Crystal River Court.

the area, and 33 per cent of the overall vote on election night. The candidates support running a positive campaign this year explaining how the NDP will address issues. “It’s easy to get caught up in a mudslinging cam-

paign,” said O’Mahony. “This is an opportunity to ride the higher plane, but we can’t be doormats. This is going to be the battleground that will forecast what’s going to happen in the next provincial election.” O’Mahony led the NDP

to a second-place finish in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon during last May’s federal election, and to secondplace in the 2009 provincial election. She said she’s knocked on more than 11,000 doors in her election campaigns, and attended all kinds of

public meetings even when no election was at hand. Adamson believes his experience as regional director for Area B will give him an advantage with nonNDP supporters. As an outspoken critic of “conflict” gravel mines, he has built a reputation as a peoples’

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politician. “Non-members are going to look for someone with experience,” he said. “Experience always beats no experience.” Stephany, a nursing ethics professor who ran as the NDP candidate in Langley in the 2009 provincial election, gained a “whistleblower” reputation in 2005 when she was in charge of special investigations at the BC Coroner’s Office. New Democrats in the Chilliwack-Hope riding will vote for a candidate on Jan. 28 at Mt. Cheam Lions Club Hall in Chilliwack. BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix will be a guest speaker at the nomination meeting. John Martin is currently the only candidate running for the BC Conservatives. The party nomination meeting is on Jan. 17 at the Best Western in Chilliwack. Party leader John Cummins will be in attendance. Laurie Throness, a legislative assistant to former Conservative MP Chuck Strahl, announced his intention on Tuesday to run for the B.C. Liberal nomination. He lives in Chilliwack and has served the riding for over 10 years in political office. No date has been set for the byelection. - with files from Robert Freeman

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John Fortoloczky has been appointed as Hope’s new chief administrative officer. He will take over the position in early February from Earl Rowe, who volunteered himself for the job two years ago on an interim basis and was tasked from the beginning to set the stage for his eventual replacement. “We are very fortunate to have found a person of this calibre to continue the extraordinary work of Earl Rowe during his time as our town manager,” said Mayor

Susan Johnston. Fortoloczky is moving to Hope from Brandon, Manitoba and has an extensive background in leadership and management experience. As chief of staff at the Canadian Forces Base Shilo, he fulfills all responsibilities normally associated with the CAO role in addition to his military chain of command duties. Fortoloczky has been posted overseas with NATO in the past, and served as base administrative and operations officer. He also played a key role in hav-

ing Shilo take part in the national Communities in Bloom program. “It’s now time for me to move on and hand over to a guy who understands how to use Facebook and Twitter,” said Rowe. “I’ve really enjoyed the last two years. For me, it was a remarkable challenge to move from managing a very large organization to a very small one.” Rowe is looking forward to spending more time with family, birding, hiking and playing bridge. He also plans to pursue local volunteer opportunities in the future.

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Council applies for provincial grants Council has approved grant applications for local recreational and transit improvements. The district has partnered with Advantage Hope, Pathway Partners and Hope Motorsports on a community recreation park proposal in the 1100 block of 7th Avenue. The project includes Sportsbowl upgrades, expansion of the skatepark, creation of a bike park, construction of a picnic area, walking trails and interpretive signage. The goal is to provide residents, including those with mobility issues, the opportunity to increase their physi-

cal activity levels in a natural outdoor setting. After 40 years, proper walkways, stairs, bleachers and fencing are needed at the Sportsbowl to make it safe for visitors. The original skatepark was built in the 1990’s and also requires repairs and upgrades to provide more space for multiple uses. The estimated cost of the recreation park project is $529,342, of which council is requesting the province cover 80 per cent. The local share would be financed by the District of Hope’s

general operating costs and gas tax revenue. Council is also hoping to receive a 2012 Age-friendly Community Planning and Project grant, under the Provincial Seniors’ Housing and Support Initiative. The lack of public transportation continues to be a problem for local residents. Statistics Canada estimates that over 50 per cent of Hope’s population will be seniors in

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ment by female officers that began late last year when former B.C. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Catherine Galliford went public with her own experience of being hounded by men in the force. Most female officers he’s heard from report a “very positive” experience in the RCMP, Callens said, but that doesn’t change his view that much more must be done. “Frankly, one case is too many,” he said. “I’m not persuaded that our response to these sexual harassment allegations has been timely enough or has been fulsome enough.” Callens is seeking advice from throughout the force to improve the reporting process so abused officers can be confident their complaints will be acted upon and they won’t face retribution. He said he’s interested not just in rooting out harassers, but also examining the response

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of those in the force, cause an overwhelming particularly immediate majority of RCMP offisuperiors, who have al- cers “do an exceptional lowed it to fester under job every day.” their watch. Callens also suggest“I will be equally in- ed Mounties don’t get terested in what kind of enough credit, either information the super- for their greater transvisor or the local leader parency in recent years or officer-in-charge of of disclosing incidents the detachment had of officer misconduct, and what he did about or for their support of it.” external civilNew poliian oversight cies will reof police in quire strict those cases. timelines for “We eminvestigation brace and look and action on forward to exharassment ternal review complaints, he and civilian said. oversight,” he CALLENS Callens said, adding he agreed the could not be harassment disclosures more pleased that Richhave been the latest in a ard Rosenthal has been barrage of blows to the named as B.C.’s first ciRCMP in this province vilian police investiga– ranging from Robert tor. Rosenthal is known Dziekanski’s death at for busting corrupt poVancouver airport to lice in Los Angeles. missteps in the invesCallens said the tigation of serial killer RCMP will intensify its Robert Pickton – that push in 2012 to lead a have pummelled the province-wide gun and morale of officers. gang strategy involving Despite that, he said all RCMP detachments public confidence in and municipal forces. the force does not deHe said that will serve to be eroded, be- build upon the creation

of additional Combined Forces Special Enforcement Units – which coordinate anti-gang investigations – in Prince George and Kelowna. But he also argued B.C.’s anti-gang strategy of the last couple of years has been “very effective,” noting the number of gang-related murders fell from its peak of 35 in 2009 to 18 in 2010 and less than 10 last year. Long-term success against gang crime will depend more on education and prevention, as well as rehabilitation of offenders, he said. On the issue of roadside penalties for impaired drivers, Callens said there’s no debating the fact they’ve been effective in reducing drinking and driving, noting the more than 40 per cent cut in impaired driving fatalities. But he said the sanctions must be constitutional and accepted by the courts, adding the force respects the court ruling that partially overturned the penalties and will work

with the province in responding to it. Callens said the single biggest area of success in recent years for the Mounties has been their pursuit of intelligence-based crime reduction initiatives. “In almost all of our communities we have seen significant reductions in crime,” he said, listing 25 to 30 per cent reductions in property crime in Surrey, Prince George and Kelowna. Those gains come from using crime analysts to identify prolific offenders who officers can target, preferably for reform through other social services partners who can provide drug treatment and other support. Callens, a third-generation Mountie with 26 years in the force, comes to the province’s top post after working in general duty, major crime and federal drug enforcement. He’s served in Prince George, Wells, Kamloops, Surrey and then at ‘E’ division headquarters in Vancouver.

UFV launches new blog A new blog is providing the community with an interactive way to keep in touch with the University of the Fraser Valley. The UFV Today blog, launched late last year at www.ufvtoday.ca, is home to stories ranging from news to events, and also features photo galleries and videos. The platform is also a way for the community to get involved by adding comments to stories, and sharing them on social media sites. “UFV is an incredibly dynamic place with an abundance of great stories to tell on a daily basis that impact Fraser Valley communities,” said UFV marketing and communications director Leslie Courchesne. “We wanted a better way to share those stories and shed light on the fantastic work and success of our students, alumni, faculty and staff, and showcase the strides we’re taking as an institution.”

Since inception, UFV Today has featured announcements like the Mission–UFV partnership to launch a graphic design program, and events such as UFV faculty micro-lectures. The blog also highlights news stories, from the Globe and Mail naming UFV among the top universities in Canada, to the Cascades men’s golf team winning bronze at nationals in P.E.I. Theatre productions, student fundraising initiatives, and awards have also been featured. In addition, stories from the UFV campus in Chandigarh, India and full editions of UFV’s Skookum magazine are available on the blog. UFV Today has garnered nearly 25,000 pageviews in its first three months, and runs on WordPress web software. For more information on UFV, visit the UFV Today blog at http://blogs.ufv.ca.

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Top five list of common scams from BBB Scammers are using new guises to misrepresent themselves and separate consumers from their cash, according to the Better Business Bureau of Mainland B.C. The agency released its annual list of top scams of the year last Wednesday. “We are seeing trends towards spoofing wellknown brands and ‘scams of the moment’ which capture people’s attention because the topic is in the public consciousness,” BBB president and CEO Lynda Pasacreta said. “Scammers are capitalizing by using false pretences to get our attention and steal our trust.” The bureau says social media networks are increasingly being used to transmit spam and scammers are exploiting new trends, including BC Hydro’s rollout of smart meters and consumer interest in selling gold jewelry while the yellow metal is at record prices. This year’s list: 1. Brand spoofing Brand spoofing (aka phishing) is a general term for email, text messages and websites fabricated and sent by criminals and designed to look like they come from well-known and trusted businesses, financial institutions

and government agencies to collect personal, financial and sensitive information. If the recipient follows the link provided and connects with the fraudulent website, any information entered into the data fields (account number, PIN etc.) could be recorded and used for fraudulent purposes. Some variants of phishing scams make use of Trojan horses to infect recipient computers with malware. QUICK TIP: Just delete these messages and do not click on any links. Hang up on callers you aren’t familiar with. Never give credit information online or over the phone unless you are sure of the identity of the caller. If you are a victim of ID theft, call your financial institutions to have them cancel your cards and re-issue new ones. Contact your local police and Canada’s main credit reporting agencies: TransUnion Canada at tuc.ca (1-800-663-9980) and Equifax Canada at equifax.ca (1-800-4657166). 2. Advance fee loans Consumers have reported losing substantial sums of money responding to advertisements that “guarantee” loans to people, often online.

Consumers complete credit applications and are told the loan (from $5,000 to $100,000) has been approved and the promised funds will be received once a fee is paid. After payment, the loan is never received as promised. QUICK TIP: It is illegal for a company to charge a fee in advance to obtain a loan, even if that fee is disguised as the first or last month’s payment. Watch for claims of “guaranteed” loans even if you have bad credit, no credit, or a bankruptcy, and demands that you wire or send money before you can have a loan offer confirmed in writing. Report any suspected fraudulent schemes to police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) at 1 (888) 4958501 or antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca

do your research. When choosing an appraiser, find someone locally whom you know and trust. Know that the true price of gold may not be what you will be paid for every ounce of gold you own. Get multiple appraisals and compare prices before selling. Be sure that jewellery of differing karats is weighed and priced separately. Have jewels such as diamonds priced separately from the gold they are contained in. 4. Financial elder abuse Financial elder abuse occurs when seniors’

pocketbooks are exploited by scammers who take advantage of a person’s vulnerabilities associated with age – like hearing loss, loneliness, physical limitations and impaired mental capacity. Common financial elder abuse frauds include tricking seniors into giving out private banking information; encouraging unnecessary home repair work, telemarketing and mail fraud; and swindles by family or friends that result in seniors giving up money, property, personal information and decision making capacity.

QUICK TIP: Most elder abuse happens to a senior by someone they know, such as a family member, friend or caregiver. Many victims do not even realize they have been taken advantage of. Signs a senior is being financially abused include: missing belongings, unusual activity in bank accounts, suspicious stories, sudden changes in power of attorney or wills, bounced cheques and numerous unpaid bills. Report all incidents of financial elder abuse to your local police. 5. Power saving The switch to smart

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Stay off the phone In the first 20 months of British Columbia’s distracted driving law, police issued 46,008 tickets to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices while behind the wheel. Another 1,372 tickets were issued for emailing or texting while driving. The ministry of the Solicitor-General says that means 16 people are still alive thanks to a 12 per cent reduction in motor vehicle accidents involving fatalities and serious injuries. The statistics suggest the two-year old ban on talking or texting on a cell phone while driving has been effective. But as anyone who spends any amount of time on the province’s roads and highways will likely attest, the reality is somewhat different. Drivers are still talking on their cell phones. Some are just more discreet about doing it. They wait until they’re on quieter side streets, or they look around to ensure no police are nearby. Or they try to hide their activity, keeping their phone out of sight as they press numbers or check their text messages. Others openly seem to be flaunting the law, chatting with their cell phone pressed up to their ear as they drive along busy thoroughfares. A recent survey by ICBC says their excuses range from outright defiance at the righteousness of the law, to misguided affection for the feel of the phone in their hand to a wrongheaded belief that making or taking a call while at a red light doesn’t count as driving. The risks presented by distracted driving are very real. In fact, you’re 23 times more likely to get into an accident if you’re using your cell phone while driving. So even though the coast may be clear of vigilant police, stay off the phone while driving. – Black Press

The Progress Board has served B.C. well B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher How is B.C.’s economy doing? This question occupies a great deal of time in our political debate. But since that debate is mostly an exercise in selecting facts and passing blame back and forth, it’s difficult to tell. Former premier Gordon Campbell set out to change that in 2001 with the establishment of the B.C. Progress Board. Independent directors established six “core targets,” environmental, health and social indicators as well as economic measures, and tracked them annually with comparisons to other provinces. This created a 10-year database that doesn’t exist anywhere else. But it hasn’t exactly been flattering, a sign that it has been kept free of political interference.

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Premier Christy Clark’s recent decision to replace the Progress Board has sparked another round of political blame-storming. The NDP opposition was accustomed to jumping on the annual rankings and trumpeting the ones that cast the B.C. Liberals in a bad light. Predictably, they portrayed the remake of the board as an effort to sweep embarrassing results under the rug. Media often focus on the political horse race rather than details of dull old policy. When the board’s annual reports came out, they typically covered the political fight and glossed over the findings. The key flaw with the Progress Board turned out to be its emphasis on provincial rankings. B.C. ranked first for the entire 10 years in health and environmental conditions, and near the bottom in a complex measure of “social condition” that was often oversimplified as poverty. In most measures, including

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them up the rankings because other provinces had similar success. Big recoveries in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland meant that B.C. sometimes slipped in the relative rankings despite major gains. Martin noted that on crime,

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“initial performance was so poor that B.C.’s best-in-country improvements over several years were needed just to move B.C. to about average.” (There’s an example of how independent this board has been.) Crime is part of the board’s “Social Condition Index,” along with low-birth-weight babies and long-term unemployment. This has been a favourite of opposition critics, because B.C. started low and slipped lower. But they won’t tell you the whole story, through the NDP 1990s as well as the B.C. Liberal 2000s: “B.C. ranked sixth in the Social Condition Index in 1990, improved to third in 1993, but deteriorated through the rest of the 1990s and into the next decade such that it sank to last place for 2001 and 2002,” the final report says. “Improvements between 2002 and 2007 saw B.C. reach fifth place in 2006 and 2007, but rank changes on low birth weights and long-term unemployment

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Teachers are ‘feeling discouraged’ As a teacher, I am very concerned that during 62 meetings since last June with the government’s bargaining team, BCSPEA, they have offered nothing. The BCTF has dropped many of their demands in good faith. As teachers we have spent most of our union dues in courts fighting this government’s class size increases and the increase in special needs

student ratios in each classroom. Special needs include categories such as ESL, learning disabilities, severe behaviors, physical disabilities, autism and more. Some classrooms now have one in three students requiring special attention while special education teacher and SEA jobs have been cut. Yet BCSPEA is demanding the following condi-

tions: • Administrative officers will be able to terminate a teacher’s employment based on a single performance review. • Potentially, any teacher could be transferred yearafter-year, teachers could be transferred to another community and interim positions could be filled without posting.

• Although other unions such as the police and nurses have received raises this year, we are being offered zero per cent. • Teachers in BC are among the lowest paid teachers in Canada. Yet salary increases continue at the top level of management. As reported in the media recently, superintendents are making over $200,000 per

year. Some secondary principals are receiving $50,000 more in salary than the highest paid teacher in the same school. The LRB has ruled that teachers can legally take strike action. After 62 stalled bargaining meetings, teachers are feeling discouraged. The union is beginning to discuss further action – soon. Jan Stuart

Export province’s Canada needs to quickly natural gas to China take action on pollution Unlike previous United Nations Climate Conferences, the one that just wrapped up in Durban, South Africa came and went without much in the way of media coverage. And although the final agreement hammered out by the nations that were present committed the world’s biggest carbon emitters, China and the U.S., to legally binding carbon reductions, these carbon reductions won’t actually come into effect for a number of years. But things may not be as discouraging as they seem, because against the backdrop of slow progress on climate change a spirited environmental movement has emerged in China, currently the world’s biggest emitter of carbon. As was previously the case in the industrialized west, China’s rapid industrialization, and the growing affluence of its people, has resulted in widespread public concern about pol-

lution. In fact, in a recent major protest in Guangdong province, 30,000 people rallied against plans for another coal-fired power plant in the town of Haimen. That’s where I think British Columbia can help. British Columbia has plenty of clean energy resources we can tap into to meet the energy needs of our province, now and well into the future. That means British Columbia is wellpositioned to export our province’s equally plentiful natural gas resources to China to help offset their use of coal as they transition to renewable clean energy sources. Natural gas produces less than half the carbon missions of coal, and that would go a long way toward helping China meet its carbon reduction objectives while creating jobs here in British Columbia. Sandra Robinson

It is very devastating to Canada that the Harper government withdrew from the Kyoto Protocol. We have reached a critical point, and if action is not taken to reduce pollution, we may be at a point of no return come 2015. It is particularly outrageous that Stephen Harper performed this act without calling for polls. If the government makes final decisions without calling for polls and taking on the majority of citizens’ opinions, we are not living in a true democracy. It is particularly im-

portant that we make public transportation feasible, extensive, and inexpensive, to such an extent that a car is not necessary for getting around in most places. In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, my place of residence, buses are not very feasible and one ride costs $3. That has made it much more difficult to get around Saskatoon without a car; thus, pollution levels have risen. The local bus company does not take on the majority of opinions, but makes final decisions. As well, passenger train services should

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be much more extensive; in fact, comparable to those in most of Europe. If we had the above types of public transportation, pollution would be greatly reduced, as a large fraction of pollution comes from cars. In addition, recycling plants need to accept every type of recyclable material, and recycling programs at condos, etc., need to do this as well. I sincerely hope people will take action to the above and that restrictions on natural resources will be introduced. William L. Rogers

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Author Nancy Anderson will bring B.C.’s early history to life next week during a special presentation at Blue Moose Coffee House. Her new book reveals the life of her great grandfather, Alexander Caulfield Anderson. He was a Hudson’s Bay Company employee who worked closely with First Nations in the 1840’s to build fur trading relationships and locate potential trails to carry furs and supplies across the rugged mountains in B.C. A.C. Anderson helped locate and

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major highways, low land costs, and the quality of life benefits of living in Hope. Advantage Hope anticipates existing local businesses to continue to find success as they export their goods, services and expertise outside of Hope, and also looks forward to welcoming new businesses interested in utilizing Hope’s strategic advantages for their products. To learn more about Advantage Hope, please contact us in person, by phone, email or via our Facebook page. Ask about receiving a copy of Hope’s 2011 economic profile, which provides further detail on Hope’s competitive advantages. Tyler Mattheis is executive director of Advantage Hope, Hope’s economic development agency. He can be reached at 604-860-0930 or info@advantagehope.ca.

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map key valleys and mountain passes that would later become the template for the trails, wagon roads, and modern highways that followed. Communities such as Fort Hope and Fort Yale were created because of his travels, and without his contribution B.C. may never have become part of the Dominion of Canada. Nancy Anderson will use historic maps and photos to recount her great grandfather’s journey on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Copies of her new book will also be on sale.

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Healthy Communities hosts forum Hope’s low literacy rate and high number of vulnerable children on the agenda Literacy has become a pressing issue in the Hope area. Statistically the community has one of the lowest literacy rates in the province, the highest number of vulnerable children entering kindergarten, and a large high school drop out rate in youth 18 and under. “The more vulnerable a child is entering kindergarten, the greater chance that he/she will drop out of school and function poorly in society,” said Christine Proulx, with the Hope Early Year’s Committee. This connection will be explored in greater detail during the Hope Healthy Communities Forum at Hope Secondary School on Jan. 20. The event, sponsored by the Healthy Communities Committee, the

Hope Early Year’s Committee and School District 78, will attempt to address many challenges in the area, including low literacy/numeracy, mental health issues, criminality and poverty. “This forum is about

velopment and the forum is our opportunity to educate the rest of the community.” Ron Plowright will kick off the forum with a presentation of the Community Health Status data for the area,

by Dr. Clyde Hertzman’s seminar on the research findings indicating that a healthy early childhood can prevent future developmental issues. Hertzman is a professor in the school of population and public health at UBC, director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) within the College of Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC, and the Canada research chair in population health and human development. He played a central role in creating a framework that links population health to human development, emphasizing the special role of early childhood development as a determinant of health. “Hope may have some of the lowest literacy rates in the province, but we are also one com-

“Hope may have some of the lowest literacy rates in the province, but we are also one community that is doing something about it.” Christine Proulx shedding light on a very serious issue within our community, to educate people about the importance of early education,” said Proulx. “Parents, I think, understand the importance of early childhood de-

determinants of health, and community-level ways to address chronic disease prevention. Plowright is a community health specialist for Chilliwack, Mission and Hope. This will be followed

Katimavik back in Hope A new group of Katimavik volunteers has arrived in Hope. Eleven youth from across Canada, between the ages of 17 and 21, will be spending the next six months volunteering with several local non-profit organizations, including Hope and District Arts Council, Care Transit, Pages Bookstore, Hope and Area Transition Society, Hope Community Services, Christ Church Historic Site, and Advantage Hope. “This year is all about personal and professional growth, for both the volunteers and I, and I’m so excited to get started,” said project leader Chris Stephenson, who is originally from Whitehorse, Yukon. He believes that Katimavik challenges and em-

powers youth, while at the same time teaching them about a new region of Canada. Since its foundation in 1977, more than 30,000 young Canadians have participated in Katimavik programs. Katimavik provides young Canadians with the opportunity to volunteer in community development initiatives across the country and develop valuable, transferable employment skills. Katimavik service and learning programs focus on the development of lifelong personal, professional and social competencies in the areas of civic engagement, healthy lifestyle, cultural discovery, official languages, communication, environmental stewardship and project coordination. For more information, visit www.katimavik.org.

munity that is doing something about it,” said Proulx. “Programs such as Story Time in the Park are making a significant

impact on the statistics already. According to health data indicators, children’s language and cognitive development has improved by 16 per

cent in the Hope area.” Hope residents can register for the free event at 604-869-2411 or by calling the School District by Jan. 13.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MONDAY Girl Guides: There are two units in Hope - a Spark and Brownie group, and a Guide Pathfinder group. We’re also looking for junior leaders, girls over 15 years old. Meetings Monday Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 3 p.m.

Coquihalla Elementary School 6th Ave. 604-860-3482 j.halladay@ hotmail.com Hope Al-Anon Group: Al-Anon meetings support and welcome friends and family of problem drinkers. Monday Jan. 16, Jan. 23,

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Skiing: Join the Hope Outdoor Club for Cross country skiing at Manning Park. Equipment rentals available at lodge. Half day ski pass purchase is TUESDAY required. Please Hope Library call to confirm Book Club Meet- attendance no ing: If you love later than 9 a.m. books, want some Skiing at Manning Park Resort great reads and Wednesday Jan. interesting con18, Jan. 25and versation, then this is the place to Feb. 1 11 a.m. 604-869-9620 be. This month’s book is The MerHope Library maid Chair by Tellaround: InSue Monk Kidd. terested in the art Tuesday, Jan. 17 of storytelling? 6:30 p.m. Hope Then why not Library 1005A join our inau6th Ave. gural tellaround 604-869-9262 evening - an informal opportuDead Horse on nity to tell a new the Tulameen: story to a group Jon Bartlett and of interested lisRika Ruebsatt teners. Beginners bring voices of and advanced stothe past back to rytellers welcome. life through stoWednesday, Jan. ries in song and verse. Join us and 18 7 p.m. Hope Library 1005A revisit the abandoned mines and 6th Ave. ghost towns of the Similkameen- Little Reader’s Valley.From their Theatre: Join in latest book, Dead this interactive Horse on the pre-school Tulameen. Drop story time as we in Tuesday, Jan. explore the use 31 7 p.m. Hope of props, puppets, Library 1005A and books to “tell 6th Ave. and act” stories. 604-869-2313 Swim at the rec centre following WEDNESDAY the program. Come play! Cross Country Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital meeting room downstairs. 604-869-7078 obfuskat@telus. net

Wednesday, Jan. 25 10 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 Storytime in the Park Book Launch: Remember way back last summer when the weather was beautiful and the sun was visible in the sky? Join Storytime in the Park book contest winners as they launch their books at this special event! Wednesday, Jan. 25 7 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

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Puppet Theatre Brain Smart: Script Writing: This week’s Tamara of Senior’s Coffee Positively and Conversation Puppets will be welcomes Jill on hand to guide Armit of the puppeteers young Alzheimer Society and old on how of BC. Learn to write a puppet about simple ways script. Bring your to improve your favourite puppet brain health and (or borrow one reduce the risk of ours) and of dementia. It’s together we never too early or will craft and too late to start rehearse our very taking action! own puppet show! Drop in on Friday, Jan. Thursday, Jan. 19 20 1 p.m. Hope 10:45 a.m. Hope Library 1005A Library 1005A 6th Ave. 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 604-869-2313 Mature drivers program:

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Sports Assistant captain Branden Ottesen makes a wraparound play on the Aldergrove net in the opening game of last weekend’s midget house tournament. Ottesen’s two goals helped Hope win the game 6-1. The Wildcats tied one and dropped two others to finish out of the top four. The Surrey Penguins finished on top of the eightteam event. This weekend, the atom rep tourney starts on Friday night at 5 p.m., with Hope hosting Whitehorse. BARRY STEWART THE STANDARD

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The Hope midget C Wildcats got off to a booming start at their home tournament last weekend — but the parade to the penalty box kept them from being in the final four of the eight-team tourney. In Friday’s opening game against the Aldergrove Bruins, Zach Fletcher turned aside all but one Aldergrove shot, helping Hope to a 6-1 victory. Branden Ottesen led the way with two goals, while Steven Misumi and Tommy Hrynkiw each contributed two assists, in the rough-and-tumble match that foreshadowed the Vancouver Canucks versus the Boston Bruins collision that would follow on Saturday. On-ice officials may have been conservative in their assessing 46 minutes in penalties to the Wildcats and 58 to the Bruins – most of them in the final period, where a Bruin cross-check from behind precipitated a couple of fights. Two players from each team were given a one-game suspension for the late-game tussles, as per Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association guidelines.

To encourage clean play, Hope Minor Hockey slaps a 2-for-1 on any PCMHA rulings, so the Hope pugilists had to miss the next two games. “The kids from the Aldergrove team only had to sit out one game,” said Wildcats head coach Barry Leon, “but those are our rules and our kids know that.” Leon has been coaching in Hope since his son Brayden was five years old, and this is Brayden’s final year in minor hockey. Speaking of his team’s 1-2-1 record at the tournament, Leon said, “The boys were just too excited and couldn’t stay out of the penalty box. “It was a well-run tournament, though. It’s a lot of work hosting a tournament and I thought the volunteers did a great job.” The local boys cut their penalty time in half in the second game, versus North Delta. The Wildcats were behind in the score for most of the game but they kept North Delta in their sights and clawed back to a 5-6 loss. Misumi had a goal and an assist and Steven Hudson had a goal and two assists. Game three had a much gentler tone, with Semiahmoo only collecting six minutes in penalties, to Hope’s 14. The visitors got a goal in the first period, then it stayed 1-0 until five

minutes into the final frame, when Semiahmoo opened up for three mores goals and Hope had no response. In their final match, Hope let the Langley Jets take the lead – then worked their way back to a 6-6 tie. Japanese exchange student Ryosuke Kobiashi exploded for three goals for Hope, while Misumi added a goal and three helpers to his total. Surrey Penguins took home top honours, followed by the Woodland Critters, Langley and Semiahmoo. Wildcats’ manager Rina Piovesan said, “Although Hope did not make it to the finals, the tournament went well. A big thank you to the guys at the Hope Arena for keeping it looking so good. We had many compliments on our new change rooms and the excellent food at the concession. “Being the manager of this team, I personally want to thank every player, coach, official, parent and participant for a great weekend.”

Atom tournament The puck doesn’t stop there. This coming weekend, the atom rep team is hosting an eight-team international tourney, with one

team flying in from Whitehorse, Yukon. “They’ll be flying into Vancouver,” said tournament director Terri Pennell. “Their coach said they’ve gone to Alberta before and they wanted to try something new. “We’ve also got the Tri-City Squirts coming [from Kennewick, Washington] and the Seattle Junior Admirals, Chase, North Delta, the Vancouver T-Birds and the North Vancouver Storm.” Team manager Jesse James said, “We play Whitehorse in the opening game at 5 p.m. on Friday, then the Seattle team on Saturday morning at 8:30. We played them in the Abbotsford tournament at Christmas but we haven’t played any of the other teams in our round-robin. We play the T-Birds on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 and the North Vancouver Storm at seven in the morning on Sunday. “The top four teams get a play-off game,” added James. “The consolation final is at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday and the championship is at 2:45.” Local hockey fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on the Wildcats. Hope’s only rep team has tiered at the fourth flight and they have a record of three wins, five losses and four ties in league play.

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• Canadian Swim Patrol MOVIE FRIIDAY, Mondays: Jan. 16 – Mar. 5 JANUARY 13 • Junior Lifeguard Club Wednesdays: Jan. 18 – Mar. 7 • Bronze Star Fridays: Jan. 20 – Feb. 17

youth programs

adults upcoming

Start Saturday, Jan. 14 programs • Tiny Tot Tap & Ballet • Belly Fit SUN RUN & • Afro-Jazz Dance • Tap & Jazz WALK CLINIC Combo Class for Women LAST DAY TO • Theatre Class • Silver Sneakers REGISTER

1005-6th Ave. • 604-869-2304 “Best Ice in BC”

JAN., 14

AIKIDO: THE ART OF PEACE & HARMONY FREE DEMO SAT., JAN. 14TH!

Hope & District

website: www.fvrd.bc.ca • email: leisure@fvrd.bc.ca Recreation & Cultural Services

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Barry Stewart


A12 Hope Standard, Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Hope Standard A13

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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TRAVEL

FUNERAL HOMES

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Bring the family! Sizzling Specials at Florida’s Best Beach! New Smyrna Beach, FL. See it all at: www.nsbfla.com/bonjour or call 1-800-214-0166

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CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call Us Now. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking. call 604.869.2421

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Mainland in Lower in lower mainland in the 18 best-read the 18 best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community community newspapers and newspapers and newspapers. 3 dailies. 5 dailies. ON THE WEB: ON THE WEB:

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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 21

COMING EVENTS 21st Century Flea Market. Jan15th 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Cntr 3250 Commercial Dr,Vanc. Adm $5

FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY Attend our free franchise seminar to learn how you can lead the Pizza revolution with Papa Murphy’s Take’N’Bake Pizza. In Surrey, on January 18th from 7:00 to 8:30PM. At the Sheraton Guildford, space is limited. To register email franchise@papamurphys.ca or call 1800-257-7272 HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com Restaurant & House, Lease/rent $1800/mo, D/D, Ref’s req. Avail Mar.1. Call (604)867-9047

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators Highway – BC & AB O/O’s $1.70+ per mile Co. Drivers 44c mile

Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161 DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. bcclassified.com Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179.

Drivers & Owner / Operators Req’d

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 115

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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A New Year = New Career!

Rapid Advancement and Travel Opportunities Paid Weekly - up to $20/hr No comm., benefits available Positive, Outgoing, Team Oriented a must!

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

FULL TIME MANAGER required for Hope area RV park. Experience with office procedures recreational vehicles and general maintenance will be an asset, for the right couple this is a year round position with a house, salary is dependant on experience. Reply to: wildrose@uniserve.com

General Greenhouse Cut flower Work Available. Start wage $10/hr. Starting times are: 7am until finish, Saturdays 6:00am until finish. Hours range between 30-55 hours/week depending on production. Saturday rotation a must. Part time as in specific full days will be considered.

Please fax resume to: 604-795-5095

HELP WANTED

SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has openings in our Chip Haul Fleet. Good Equipment, Great Pay, Extended Benefits, Direct Deposit, Satellite Dispatched, Reliable Steady Work! Call us to start your long term career; 250-357-2612 Ext 223 or www.sutco.ca Resumes can be faxed to 250-357-2009

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

LINE COOK required at Old Settler Pub, wage depending on experience. Email or bring in resume to: oldsettler@uniserve.com or 222 Cedar Ave., Harrison Hot Springs.

YELLOW PAGES PHONE BOOKS

CARRIERS NEEDED

Mature persons with car or truck to deliver Yellow Pages™ Telephone Directories Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope & surrounding areas.

for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of five years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.

Call 1-800-661-1910 or 604-421-9171

Competitive Wages!

Mon.- Fri. 8 am - 4 pm .

EDUCATION

Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

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LOGGING TRUCKS - OWNER/OPERATORS WANTED (SHORT & LONG LOGS) - Chetwynd BC Very busy logging season ahead Good Rates - Accommodations provided Health/Dental available LOGGING TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED ALSO Ph: 250-788-6093 Fax: 250-7882848 Attn: DWAN email: lmyoung@pris.ca

DELIVERY PERSONS

HIGHWAY TRUCK LOW BED DRIVER

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Call now start tomorrow! Allison 604 777 2195

Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

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HELP WANTED

ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

Fax resume to: 604-888-2987 or e-mail: hr@shadowlines.com

E-mail: mikayla. tamihilog@shaw.ca or Fax: 604-796-0318

EDUCATION

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

For flat deck and heavy haul divisions of a busy Langley based co. Trucks available for lease to own. Must have previous exp.

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DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

VACATION SPOTS

PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA affordable 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo. Monthly rental - Available NOW. Fully furnished. Sunny, mountain view, patio, pool. high-speed internet. FREE Phn. Call 609-351-1388 www.bestpalmspringscondo.com

AGREEMENT

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TRAVEL

MOUNTAINSIDE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM. When you need us, we’re here to help. Call 604-869-8229

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

FOR THE LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER required for Canyon Alpine Motel in Boston Bar. $14/hr, full-time, morning &/or evening shifts. Position starts Feb. 1. Fax resume & references to (604)867-8816

HOPE AREA

Call Janice at 604-869-2421 or drop by 540 Wallace St. 130

HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

Become a Detention Guard. Make a Difference!

COMMISSIONAIRES BC HIRING DETENTION GUARDS FOR THE RCMP Detachment in Hope, BC Are you seeking a Casual opportunity? Work as a Detention Guard with BC’s largest security organization, Commissionaires & support your local RCMP Detachment. • Must clear an RCMP Reliability and criminal record check • Possess a valid Level 1 First Aid Certificate with Cardiopulmonary Certification • Live within 30 minutes travelling time of your local Hope RCMP Detachment Uniform allowance, uniform shirt supplied, 4% vacation pay, AD&D Insurance in effect for Casual Position. TO APPLY: please visit www.commissionaires.bc.ca and follow links to Detention Guard or apply in-person at your local Hope RCMP Detachment. Please quote DG/12/11/HOPE.


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TRADES, TECHNICAL

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0314 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

M I L LW R I G H T / M E C H A N I C REQUIRED – Full time position. Vancouver Island Chip Plant. Welding experience an asset. Union wage, full benefit package. Please contact joanne.stone @dctchambers.com

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PERSONAL SERVICES 182

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. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

NEED CASH TODAY? ✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

WAREHOUSE

WAREHOUSE PERSON Distributor of educational products, located in Surrey requires a full time shipper/receiver. Training available. Starting wage $12/hr. Fax resume to 604-576-2777 or email: nairn.m@telus.net

PERSONAL SERVICES

604-777-5046

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LEGAL SERVICES

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 300

LANDSCAPING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

275

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

GARDENING

PAINT SPECIAL

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

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

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

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Want your event or services to be a success? Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

300

LANDSCAPING

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

320

MOVING & STORAGE

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

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 readings for $25.00

604-447-3404 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 DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877804-5381. (18+).

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EQUESTRIAN

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

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TREE SERVICES

477

PETS

LABS YELLOW P/B pups, born Dec 14th. Dewormed, 1st shots, $750. 604-888-4662, (Langley)

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

PETS

BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 4 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $500. Call 604-574-5788. Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442 CAT 10 MOS OLD M orange, neutered, shots, tattooed good w/dogs $50 to good home (604)302-9249

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

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

477

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Available February 1. Vet checked with first shots. Reserve yours now. $1,200. Langley area. 778-2415504.

PHILLIPS TREE SERVICES, Removals, Toppings. Free estimates & Fully Insured. Call 604-869-9990

WINDOWS

PETS

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

ROTTWEILER Pups, Reg CKC, Champ lines/health guaranteed. $1600. (778)240-6472, bramasolerottweilers@yahoo.com

Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662

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

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

Don’t get caught with your pants down...

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 239

COMPUTER SERVICES

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

245 FINANCIAL SERVICES

PETS

EQUI-HEALTH Canada will be in Surrey Jan 15 for an intensive equine first aid course. It will be a hands-on day of learning everything from prevention to vital signs to lacerations to digestive emergencies. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion, first aid manual and laminated normal/abnormal chart. For details visit www.equihealthcanada.com or call 403-7009152 to register. $156.45

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

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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

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HOME CARE

Professional Mobile Nursing Foot Care Service. Corns? Calluses? Painful feet? 10% Discount with first service, call Silviu Cordos LPN, FCN, at 778-241-0880

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

HOME/BUSINESS 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

advertising works! Let us help you get the word out. Contact Pattie 604.869.4990 540 Wallace Street

Follow us on facebook & twitter or 24/7 online at hopestandard.com


Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Hope Standard A15 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 525

UNDER $300

LARGE COLLECTION, HO Rolling stock, locos, freight cars & buildings. $300 for all or cherry pick. (604)869-7028

545

FUEL

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 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

548

FURNITURE

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

551

GARAGE SALES

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 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.

HOPE

534 Fourth Ave Sat., Jan 14 9 am - 1 pm

636

MORTGAGES

MOVING SALE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 736

CHWK 2 bd 1 bth. No Smoking. Shared Laundry. $725.Call Gerry 604.861.7560.

HOPE

Coquihalla Courts 1030 3rd Ave.

563

ROOMS FOR RENT

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

2 Bdrm apt. $600

Ross Fullbrook Royal LePage 604-792-0077 Or Rachael 604 860 0803

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

ANSWERS FOR PUZZLE 585 CROSSWORD

2010 CHEVY IMPALA, 4 dr Sedan, 62,000 K, exc. cond., $12,800. Call 604-309-4001.

1995 CAMRY, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, 1 owner, loaded, aircared, mint cond. $2900/obo. Phone 604-931-1236. 2004 Honda Civic DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,110,000K Great cond $8400. 604-626-8894

TIRED OF THE STAIRS? CLOSE TO SHOPPING, 2 bdrm apt, elevator, gas fireplace, 3 app, miniblinds, 1 1/2 bath, large covered balcony, covered parking, fully reno’d, 55+, N/S, N/P. Avail Now.

2004 PORSCHE 911 C2 One owner, NCL serviced, beautiful cond! $48,000. Call 604-309-4599. 2005 Mazda Tribute, 4 cyl, 124,00k, dark grey, a/c, CD, keyless entry, $9000. Call (604)858-5969

1966 CHEV SURBURBAN 2 door, 283 auto, p/s, p/b, disc brakes on front mag whls, black interior. $11,900 obo. Phone 604-626-4799

810

845

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto www.UapplyUdrive.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 806

HOPE

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

CARS - DOMESTIC

2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD. All options, heated seats, lumbar, 139K, $5900/obo. 778-565-4334.

TRANSPORTATION

Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.

MISC. WANTED

Collecting Old Coins & Taxidermy Silver, $1, 50c, 25c, 10c, Olympic Please call Travis 604-796-0320

818

SILVER CREEK, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, Avail. immed., 4 appl. $1150/mo, D/D & ref’s req. Call (604)869-1765

746

AUTO SERVICES

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

NO PETS! No Smoking 604-869-9402 or 604-869-1432

F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail Now.

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

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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.

3 BDRM TOWNHOUSE 1 1/2 baths, newly reno’d, fenced backyard, 5 appl., Attached storage area. Incl. heat

Call (604)869-5518

560

HOMES FOR RENT

HOPE

HOPE

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

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2000 Dodge Caravan, 4dr, fully loaded, aircared, runs very well, asking $1900 obo. 604-615-7408 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 175,000k, needs some work$2400 604-830-7797 or 604-467-7598 2002 Honda Odyssey EXL, leather int., new tires, new timing belt, 161,000k. $6300. 604-309-4001.

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS: 1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 7 pass auto ST#139 $1990 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2dr 5 spd ST#95 $1995 2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM auto 2dr Gt lthr st#165 $2495 2002 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass, auto ST#160 $3495 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $3495 2000 CHRYSLER NEON 4dr sedan auto ST#147 $3495 2000 HONDA CIVIC 4DR auto sdn st#169 $3995 1997 HONDA CRV Aircare auto only this week ST#97 $3995 2002 BUICK GRANDVIEW 7 pass, auto, full load ST#99 $5,900 2005 CHEV MALIBU 4dr SDN auto, full load ST#07 $5,900 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 4dr auto sdn full load ST#03 $5,900 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY auto fully loaded BC car ST#120 $14,900

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS The Scrapper

HOPE, Silver Hope Mobile Park. Cabin, Mobile homes, and R/V pads for monthly rentals, cable included. Call (604)869-1203 VACANT PAD FOR RENT. The pad will accommodate a home up to 14 x 64. Call 604-869-7641

736

TRANSPORTATION

HOMES FOR RENT

HOPE, 1 bdrm-$550/mon, D.D. req’d, private settings, newly reno’d, Incl. cable, no dogs. Call 604-7955068 mess.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1997 GRAND CHEROKEE 4x4, 4dr fully loaded, runs very good, asking $1500. 604-504-0932

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in January, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 125K, $8300 firm. Call 604-538-9257

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1993 MAZDA 323 Red 2dr auto 4 cyl, new tires, good brakes $800 obo. Leave message w/ phone number for call back (604)302-0985 1996 F350 dually, diesel, fully loaded, exc. cond. 273,000km, $8750, Alex 604-796-2316

2003 GMC SLE 1500 quad cab full load st#158 $7500 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 2007 CHEV 3500 CREW CAB Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#123 $12,900 2001 FORD F350 crew cab Lariat 4x4 auto short box diesel 7.3 ST#46 $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

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

604-855-0666

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WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas R 1870 Holdings Ltd. Is indebted to Jamie Davis Motor Truck & Auto Ltd. For storage and towing on a 2007 Westernstar with with VIN: 5KKJALAV97PX62076 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $2,923.20 plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 2nd day of February, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave., Langley, BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on November 10th, 2011. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM


ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. BCgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/†/¼Offers apply to the purchase of a 2011 GMC Sierra CREW CAB 4WD (R7F) and 2011 GMC Sierra HD CREW CAB 4WD (R7A) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between November 1, 2011 and January 16, 2012. Limited quantities of 2011 models available. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See GMC dealer for details. x$9,250/$7,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 GMC Sierra CREW CAB 4WD/2011 GMC Sierra HD CREW CAB 4WD (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. †0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 48 months on new or demonstrator 2011 GMC Sierra CREW CAB 4WD. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0.99% APR, the monthly payment is $212.57 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $203.43, total obligation is $10,203.43. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,450) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ¼No purchase necessary. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s license who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence. Contest runs from November 1, 2011 to January 16, 2012. Credit Awards include applicable taxes and can only be applied to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 or 2012 MY GM vehicle delivered from dealer stock, excluding Chevrolet Volt on or before January 16, 2012. 20 Vehicle Awards consist of either a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE2 FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels, Chrome Appearance Package and Rear Cargo Security Cover or a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox 2LT FWD + 18� Machined Aluminum Wheels. Factory order may be required for Vehicle Awards. Approximate retail value of each Vehicle Award is Equinox / Terrain [$32,775 MSRP / $32,480 MSRP] CDN, including freight. Not all awards have the same odds of winning. Correct answer to skill testing question required to claim an award. Some examples of odds are: to receive a $1,000 base award, 1 in 1; to receive a total award of $1,200, 1 in 30; to receive a total award of $10,000, 1 in 10,000; to receive a Vehicle Award, 1 in 20,000 (total awards and vehicle awards include the $1,000 base award). See your GM dealer, visit gm.ca or call 1-800-GM-DRIVE for full contest rules. WFuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2011 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary.

A16 Hope Standard, Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Hope Standard Wed January 11 2012  

Hope and area local community newspaper