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Soren Palladino shovels snow off the sidewalk in front of Buy & Save Foods on Tuesday. Hope has been blanketed by about 90 centimetres of snow since Friday night. Environment Canada forecasts snow and cold temperatures to continue until Friday.



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Slide victims seek compensation Sunshine Valley residents want government to buy back properties Kerrie-Ann Schoenit The Standard

Residents in Sunshine Valley are frustrated that virtually nothing has been done since a landslide crashed down on their homes almost eight months ago. The five properties along Cedar Boulevard are still sitting with trees and debris from the slide on May 26. There are also no safeguards in place to protect the

properties from future hazards. “Basically the slide is in the state that it was when it occurred except there is more debris that keeps coming down the slope all the time,” said Jim Benbaruj, who looks after his parents’ property in Sunshine Valley. The slide was 225 metres long and 25 metres wide at the start. The width grew to about 75 metres by the time it stopped. It stripped vegetation from the slope and di-

verted a stream into properties below, causing extensive flooding. The slide also forced a neighbouring shed to push up against Benbaruj’s cabin. “Since there is nothing to stop it (the stream) coming down, whenever we get rain it just pools in the backyard, right up against and underneath the cottage there and the cottages to the east,” he said. Homeowners say they feel un-

safe and threatened by future land/snow slides in the area. A geotechnical report conducted by Golder Associates found there to be a high annual probability of additional landslides on the slope. The same report also found there is no longer enough setback from the toe of the mountain to rebuild or allow future development on the properties. Continued on 3

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NDP leader Adrian Dix visits Hope

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BC NDP leader Adrian Dix promises the upcoming byelection campaign in ChilliwackHope will focus on providing solutions. He stopped at Drift-

wynd Bistro last Thursday to meet with about 20 party members. “Really what we need to do is get the fundamentals right,” he said, pointing out jobs, health care and education. Dix criticized Premier Christy Clark for spending taxpayers money

on attack ads against rival politicians 17 months before the next general election, and hiring additional senior staff at a time when community groups are struggling. “I think the way you win elections is to win votes for yourself,” he said. “We intend to re-

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spond in a positive way and talk about issues.” Dix also plans on spending more time in the local area as the campaign progresses. He supports bringing back care services to Hope and believes carbon tax money needs to be better allocated to ensure people have access to transit services. He met two of the party’s three nomination candidates earlier in the day in Chilliwack before fielding media questions. “We’re having a nomination contest, we’re not appointing a candidate,” Dix told reporters, referring to the single candidate acclaimed for the BC Conservative Party and the one BC Liberal so far who has declared

his candidacy. The official resignation BC Liberal MLA Barry Penner this monthhas started the clock ticking on a byelection that must be held within the next six months. Dix said the byelection contest builds voter interest in the party, and will hopefully push this riding into the NDP column and keep it there in the next provincial election in May 2013. But it appears the party is not going to rely on splitting the conservative vote, in this traditionally conservative riding, to pull off either victory. Byelection candidates Kathleen Stephany, Dennis Adamson and Gwen O’Mahony have been stumping for vo-

tes at small “coffee klatches” held at members’ homes. The nomination meeting takes place Jan. 28 at the Mt. Cheam Lions Club Hall. Stephany was taking care of an ailing parent and did not attend the Thursday meetings with Dix. O’Mahony said the candidates “squared off ” at the coffee klatches held across the riding, but “it’s always a little different going against a team member ... what (winning the nomination) comes down to is presentation.” O’Mahony pointed out that she is “fresh from the trenches” of two election campaigns and has won the highest percentage of votes the party has obtained in

Former Strahl assistant to run Robert Freeman Black Press

He was Conservative MP Chuck Strahl’s chief of staff in Ottawa. He was a Reform Party researcher in the 1990s and a policy advisor to the federal health minister in 2009. He was Socred MLA Harv Schroeder’s executive assistant in Chilliwack, and he ran for the party’s nomination here in 1986. He has a master’s degree in public administration

from Queen’s that I think will University and lead me to be an a PhD in histoeffective MLA.” ry from CamThroness bridge Univerwants to use sity. some of the poNow Laurie litical acumen Throness, 53, he’s acquired wants to be over the past 18 THRONESS the BC Liberal years to help the Party’s candiprovince weathdate in the uper the global coming Chilliwack-Hope economic storm. byelection. “Europe is on the “I’m already familiar brink of financial colwith the constituency, lapse, Greece and Italy are its issues and its people,” stalled democracies, the said Throness. “I’ve had U.S. has a trillion-dollar a breadth of experience deficit — there has to be

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this riding so far. Adamson stressed his firsthand experience in government as he is starting his second term in elected office as the electoral area director for Area B at the Fraser Valley Regional District board. “I know the issues, I’ve made the tough decisions,” he said. Adamson pointed out his strength as a populist politician, which he believes will attract BC Liberals to the NDP side of the ledger in upcoming elections. “I had a BC Liberal tell me yesterday, they’re going to vote for me because they like me, they like what I’ve done as the area director, so they’re going to vote NDP, even though they’re Liberal.”

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a reckoning coming,” he said. Throness also suggested that only a political coalition like the BC Liberals can stop the NDP from winning the next provincial election in 2013 and forming government – a swipe at the BC Conservative party, which is challenging the conservative credentials of the BC Liberals. Throness moved to Chilliwack in 1983 and two years later started working as Schroeder’s executive assistant before moving to Victoria to work for Socred MLAs Grace McCarthy and Hugh Curtis. He ran unsuccessfully for nomination as the Socred candidate in Chilliwack in 1986, and as school board candidate in Vancouver under the NPA banner. He joined Strahl’s Ottawa team as legislative assistant from 1994-97 and then worked as social policy researcher for Preston Manning, Stockwell Day and Stephen Harper. He went to Cambridge University in 2002 to work on a PhD, and published a book about the history of the penitentiary system. When Strahl retired from politics last year, Throness returned to the Fraser Valley and attended courses at Trinity Western University in Langley. No date or location has been set for the nomination meeting.

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Surrey man killed in crash


The Surrey man driving this 1997 Toyota Camry was killed in a car crash Friday night on Highway 1 near Spuzzum.

A 53-year-old Surrey man was killed Friday night in a car crash on Highway 1 near Spuzzum. Police said the driver was heading west at about 8 p.m. when his vehicle failed to negotiate a right-hand curve near Alexandra Tunnel, entered a ditch and flipped end over end several times before coming to rest on its roof in the middle of the highway. “It is important for the public to understand the impact of speeding,” said RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen. “This is yet another example of how speed kills and the impact it has on the families left behind.” The man suffered heavy internal injuries in the crash. He was taken to Fraser Canyon Hospital for treatment, but “extensive efforts” to revive him failed. Police don’t believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. The name of the man has not been released at this time.

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Residents are now seeking compensation from the provincial government for their losses. They want their properties purchased back at fair market value as they are no longer livable or sellable. Benbaruj said his parents’ property was assessed at $190,000 in 2011, and this year is valued at $70,700. The other four properties have also dropped in value in 2012. They are now assessed between $27,800 and $33,400. Illa France Porcher owns one of the three neighbouring properties to the east that is now considered part of the danger zone. She is concerned for her safety. “If more comes down, it would hit us,” said Porcher, adding she’s shocked nothing has been cleaned up in the forest. The three homeowners in the danger zone have also requested their properties be bought back from the government. Residents sent a letter to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in October detailing their requests, but are still waiting for a response from government officials. Thomas Chhun, acting Fraser Valley operations manager

with the ministry, confirmed the buyout requests are under review in Victoria. “With these things they do take time,” he said. “It’s not something simple and it does have the potential to impact a lot of people. We have to do our due diligence and gather the necessary information before making a decision.” Area B Electoral Director Dennis Adamson supports the resident’s fight for compensation and feels the government hasn’t acted quickly enough. “It happened last May and they’re still stalling on this,” said Adamson. “Crown land fell on their property. The longer we wait, the harder it is on these people.” The Fraser Valley Regional District assists residents during an emergency, but typically steps away after the initial response. Adamson isn’t convinced the threat in Sunshine Valley is over. He’s currently looking into how the regional district can help residents living in the area. “Looking at it logically, it’s going to spread,” he said. “Unless you take actions to stop further erosion, it’s going to get worse. It’s a hazard.”

Landslide shuts down Othello Road Emil Anderson Construction crews were busy clearing large tree debris on Tuesday after a landslide crashed down on Othello Road. Police said the six-metre (20 feet) slide occurred at about 9:30 a.m. and shut down the road for hours. Telus and BC Hydro lines were also knocked out, causing 32 people to be without power. The landslide didn’t interfere with traffic on Highway 5 and was isolated to the Othello Road area. No one was hurt in the slide.

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Hope carver stars in TV series Kerrie-Ann Schoenit The Standard

Local wood carver Pete Ryan will be featured in a new 10-part television series. He joins veteran carver Steve Blanchard and several of the world’s top chainsaw sculptors in Saw Dogs. Each episode follows the team as they battle short deadlines, tight budgets and conflicting artistic sensibilities to complete a series of intricate commissioned wood carvings. “It looked like it would be fun working with other carvers,” said Ryan, who has been carving for 39 years. “I think it’s going to be a big boost for wood carving and it’s going to bring a lot more interest to the business.” Buck Productions, a Torontobased entertainment company, chose the Squamish Valley as the setting for Saw Dogs. Carvers spent 13-hour days working on each piece at the “Saw Valley” ranch. In the premiere episode, an eagle-themed sculpture for the signature hole at Furry Creek golf course presents unexpected challenges. Ryan, a nature specialist, and speed carver Ben Risney each sculpt their own bald eagles, which are joined to a massive stump with a built-in

Province will get an interest break on HST Tom Fletcher Black Press


Local wood carver Pete Ryan will be featured in Saw Dogs, a new television series premiering Jan. 24 on OLN.

bench. However, a rookie forklift operator nearly destroys the piece when he accidentally decapitates one of the eagles. Other projects in the series include creating a treehouse for a tycoon’s mansion, a mermaid

and massive communal table for a waterfront revitalization project, and putting together a life-sized statue of a Super Bowl punter. Saw Dogs premiers Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. on OLN.

The B.C. and federal governments have agreed to a five-year interest-free repayment schedule for the $1.6 billion harmonized sales tax transition fund, but the deal does not change the province’s deficit position. B.C. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said last Wednesday the interest break will save B.C. $118 million in interest costs, since the money doesn’t have to be borrowed all at once to repay by the March 31 deadline. Instead Ottawa will accept five annual transfers of $320 million each. The entire repayment is still being charged to the province’s books in the current fiscal year, which ends this spring. Combined with reduced provincial revenues and slightly increased spending, B.C.’s deficit for this year is forecast to be $3.1 billion. The terms of the referendum where voters opted out of the HST require the province to restore the PST with the charges and exemptions that existed prior to July 2010. A panel of tax experts has been appointed to review the PST for possible administrative efficiencies when it is reinstated in the spring of 2013. When the HST was rejected, the finance ministry estimated it would

bring in an additional $600 million in revenues in each of the next two years, based on economic growth and extending the seven-per-cent provincial portion of the sales tax to a variety of services. Former premier Bill Vander Zalm, who spearheaded the petition to repeal the HST, said both the federal and provincial governments are dragging out the transition period to benefit their bottom line and that of businesses. Businesses will have to forgo input tax credits available under the HST, and convert cash registers and accounting systems back to collecting the GST and PST separately. Lowincome B.C. residents will lose HST rebates starting in 2013. The total cost to B.C. of going back to the PST has been estimated at about $3 billion. In addition to the transition fund repayment, and the foregone extra revenue, B.C. has to re-establish a provincial sales tax administration and audit department. About 300 provincial tax collectors were transferred to the federal payroll when the HST took effect in July 2010. Transition rules for businesses switching from the HST back to the former provincial sales tax are expected to be announced by March 31, the end of the current fiscal year.

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News In less than one per cent of B.C.’s households have owners balked at having smart meters installed in their homes. BLACK PRESS PHOTO

BC Hydro rolls around smart meter resisters

Move towards modernized power grid continues Jeff Nagel Black Press

In BC Hydro’s smart meter lab in south Burnaby, staff know they still have an uphill battle in their ongoing bid to roll out their modernized smart power grid. It’s a steeper climb in some parts of the Lower Mainland than others. Less than 20 per cent of households have been switched over to the controversial wireless smart meters in Surrey, White Rock, the Tri-Cities and Maple Ridge. In contrast, 80 per cent of homes have now been converted in Richmond and Delta. The conversion rate is closer to 30 per cent in Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore, as well as the Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack areas in the Fraser Valley. Less than one per cent of B.C.’s 1.8 million households have balked at accepting smart meters in their homes. Hydro’s strategy is to work around the several thousand resisters. Meter installers go where they’re unopposed and continue their work. Eventually, officials say, everyone will have to be on board. “We have about 20 per cent of our system fully deployed now,” says Fiona Taylor, deputy proj-

ect officer for the smart metering program. “We’ve had about 1,000 customers to date call with concerns and then change their views on that once we’ve had a chance to talk to them.” Many who object worry a new layer of wireless radiation penetrating their homes will harm their health. “There’s a significant amount of misinformation out there,” Hydro

“There’s a significant amount of misinformation out there” Cindy Verschoor communications manager Cindy Verschoor said. “The meters are absolutely safe. They’ve been confirmed safe by the provincial health officer, the World Health Organization and Health Canada.” Smart meters do send brief wireless pulses out to the rest of the grid a few times a day to relay power use data. Unlike FM radio transmitters that emit the same type of radiation continually, the smart meter transmissions add

up to less than one minute of exposure per day (latest tests suggest it is a couple of seconds), at power levels several times lower than a cellphone. Hydro estimates the radio frequency (RF) exposure from standing next to a smart meter for 20 years is equivalent to a 30-minute cellphone call. A new statement on the exposure risk prepared and approved by the B.C. Cancer Agency at the request of provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall says there’s no convincing evidence of health risk from wireless technology. Smart meter transmission exposure rapidly diminishes with distance, it notes, reaching just one 100,000th of Health Canada’s limit at a range of three meters. Repeated studies have failed to confirm claims some people suffer from electromagnetic sensitivity, the statement said. Opponents of smart meters, including the group Citizens For Safe Technology, haven’t given up. CST has launched a provincewide petition opposing the rollout and they’re seeking an injunction from the BC Utilities Commission to stop it, on grounds that the wireless technology goes beyond the scope of the program’s enabling legislation.

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S’no fun driving The snow arrived on the weekend, and with it, a predictable blizzard of smug comments about the panic that strikes residents of Canada’s Pacific coast whenever the white stuff lands. However it is phrased, the message is the same. What’s the deal with those west coasters who get so worked up about a few little flakes? Much of the snark, it needs to be said, is coming from people who don’t fully understand the uniquely treacherous nature of Lower Mainland snow. It is wet, squishy stuff that is very different from the frozen, powdery precipitation that the rest of the country is crunching through or skiing down at this time of year. West coast snow, especially near the ocean, tends to come down moist, quickly freezing into ice. And then, just to make it really interesting, more snow will usually land on top of the ice, a nasty combination of a slippery surface and a damp topping that


packs nicely to reduce traction. All of this, by the way, spread over hills, some of the steep variety. It is a challenge, one that local motorists don’t face all that often. Some get anxious while others simply pretend nothing has changed. The first sort are the drivers who overcompensate by creeping along at a snail’s pace, terrified they might lose control on the slippery streets. In fairness, they may be so nervous because they’ve had an encounter with the other type of driver. Those would be the people who operate in a state of apparent denial, barreling along as though the laws of physics don’t apply to them, making sudden stops and turns as if they were maneuvering on dry pavement. Perhaps they need to be in denial, because they often appear to be skating along on worn or inappropriate tires. Maybe ICBC needs to consider a special “S” sticker for such motorists. – Black Press

Enbridge oil pipeline won’t happen B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher After following the opening phase of the National Energy Board’s hearings on the Northern Gateway oil pipeline proposal, I have a prediction. B.C. will never see this pipeline. And that’s probably the best outcome. The first reason is the nearly unanimous opposition of informed Kitimat-area residents, led by Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Ellis Ross and skilled local volunteers who described the marine environment of the Kitimat estuary. There was speculation that Ross, who was just appointed to chair Premier Christy Clark’s new Aboriginal Business and Investment Council, might bend on the oil proposal. His testimony

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put that notion to rest. The Haisla, Haida, Gitga’at and other members of the Coastal First Nations group put their marker down on managed logging and eco-tourism years before this pipeline debate heated up. California do-gooders may have coined the term “Great Bear Rainforest,” but make no mistake, these tribes run the place. Moving inland, the Northern Gateway pipeline route is a tangle of dozens of asserted traditional territories, some in the centuryold Treaty 8 zone and others with no legal settlement. Our courts will require at least another generation of millionaire lawyers to untangle the territorial claims involved, no matter what the B.C., Canadian or Chinese governments may wish to do with this oil. The Haisla have embraced liquefied natural gas ships, plants and pipelines, which may be all the industrial development the region can handle. Condensate


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can continue to be shipped into Kitimat by tankers and sent by railcar to Alberta to dilute bitumen. Which brings me to the alternatives to Northern Gateway. CP Rail just announced a major investment in its U.S. main line south of Saskatchewan, to

“The Northern Gateway route is a tangle of dozens of asserted traditional territories. transport crude oil from the Bakken Formation, an emerging source of shale oil and gas under Saskatchewan, Alberta and North Dakota. CP shipments out of North Dakota went from 500 carloads in 2009 to more than 13,000 carloads in 2011. The new target is 70,000. B.C.’s likeliest alternative for

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oilsands crude is the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which has been pumping Alberta oil and refined products to the West Coast at Burrard Inlet for nearly 60 years. Port Moody’s Ioco refinery is gone, but Chevron’s Burnaby plant remains, and some crude goes out by tanker or pipeline to refineries south of B.C. The current owner of Trans Mountain, Kinder Morgan Canada, is naturally watching the Enbridge battle closely. A Kinder Morgan representative provided the following information about tanker traffic from their Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby. In 2011, there were 32 tankers loaded at Westridge, down from 69 in 2010. Demand varies widely (there were no tankers in 2000) and current traffic is similar to what went out of Burrard Inlet in the 1970s. Contrary to popular belief, there is not yet a major surge to Asia. For every 10 ships that load


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at Westridge, on average eight sail to California, one to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries, and only one to Asia. Current Port Metro Vancouver rules allow Aframax-class tankers (80,000 to 119,000 dead weight tons) to pass under the Lions Gate and Second Narrows bridges, but they can’t take on a full load. That would require dredging in Second Narrows, which would increase general shipping safety as well as capacity. Kinder Morgan has not yet formally applied to twin the Trans Mountain line. If it does expand its priceless right of way, the capacity would be greater than the Enbridge proposal. One way or another, that oil will move. The professional environmen–talist gong show over Enbridge is still to come. More on that next week. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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Letters Teacher’s strike hurts kids The two titans are at it, as job action by BC Teachers’ Federation continues. This reminds me of an old proverb: When the elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled. Kids are the ones who are suffering. To claim that strikes do not hurt kids’ education is simply absurd. True, each side in the dispute has some valid arguments, and it’s not all black and white.

However, as Rodney King once said: “Can’t we all get along?” Even more than money, the way I see it, the fight is about respect. Paraphrasing another Rodney, the comedian Rodney Dangerfield, they claim they get no respect. Teachers definitely deserve their due. On the other hand, let’s not lose sight of the bottom line, namely accountability for results as student achievement. Schools really need to be

judged on the value they add. Forty-two per cent of Canadian adults having low literacy skills (according to Stats Canada) is simply unacceptable. Even the B.C. Labour Relations Board has ruled: the two sides need to acknowledge that their decisions on essential and non-essential services in education [ a.k.a. the report cards] are fundamentally flawed. The system is broken. Let’s fix it – and fast! Dr. Lal Sharma

Harper is acting like a lobbyist If the Northern Gateway project is worth doing, then it is worth doing right the first time. That means addressing all the concerns of those affected. The federal government’s priority should be the longterm protection of Canadian interests, not the short-term profits of a few influential mul-

tinational companies. Harper’s Conservatives, who can not abide anyone challenging their vision for corporate Canada, are already resorting to strong-arm tactics to force their values on British Columbians. I would have more confidence in the final recommendations

of the environmental hearing if our prime minister was not behaving like a high paid lobbyist for big oil. The federal and provincial governments must not allow their profit-motivated corporate friends to cut corners on environmental protection. Lloyd Atkins

Everyone must pay their fair share Property assessments are starting to arrive and the anticipation of increased property taxes is gaining momentum. I think we can breathe a huge sign of relief knowing that as a community united in solidarity as never before in our history, we prevented a huge catastrophe by rejecting the proposed

mega water project. Reasonable taxes are inevitable and we must now get on with resolving other critical issues in our community. First and foremost we need to replace our antiquated police station in order to better accommodate those men and women who are dedicated to

our well being. We also have to do something to plug the loophole that has been enabling multiple families to live in a single residence and thereby evade their tax responsibilities. Taxes can be bearable just as long as everyone is paying their fair share. John Skorupa

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Enderby resident inspired by compassion I would like to voice my appreciation, my awe and my utmost gratitude to the multitude of people and especially firefighters that attended the funeral of Captain Dan Botkin in Enderby on Jan 5. First, I give my heartfelt condolences to his wife, parents, siblings and other family and friends. I didn’t know Dan, as he was 10 years younger than me, but I grew up in this community and knew his family. I feel I came to know Dan from the stories and anecdotes given by his close friends. Words cannot express how thankful I am to have been allowed to be included in such a personal, raw display of emotion. It was so inspiring to see how one single person can affect an entire community. Having just moved back to Enderby, after living in Calgary for 15 years, I realize it was this sense of community that makes small towns great! Over 1,000 people came to his service, two-thirds of them firefighters and policemen from all over the province, everyone paying their respects to a man who “didn’t die a hero, he was born a hero.” I was so awestruck by the compassion, love and camaraderie of all these men and women in this community and from this province. I am so proud of our town, for coming together to support each other. I am proud of my province for rallying around one of their own. I am proud of our firemen for protecting our community. Most of all, I am proud to be from Enderby. RIP Captain Dan. You will be missed. Rebecca Horvath

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Adult sports and arts groups, environmental and animal welfare agencies will once again be eligible to apply for grants from the B.C. government’s gambling revenues. Those groups were made ineligible after the government cut the budget for community grants following the recession of 2008. They can again apply for grants, but the total fund remains at $135 million, where it was set by Premier Christy Clark last year. Shortly after taking over as premier, Clark restored $15 million of the $36 million that was cut from the fund, and appointed former Kwantlen University president Skip Triplett to hold hearings around the province. Clark and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong released Triplett’s report last Wednesday, and promised to keep working on a way to provide multi-year funding for community groups instead of making them apply every year for grants. Clark said the financial pres-




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History in Hope Taken from the files of The Hope Standard JANUARY 1952 • B.C. Electric extends power and light services to five houses in the Silver Creek area • I.F. Corbett heads village council for another term in office • R.L Martinson of Boston Bar is elected as new chairman of the board of school trustees in the Fraser Canyon School District • Five cases of scarlet fever are reported in the Silver Creek area while Hope deals with a mild outbreak of measles • Retail merchants consider closing Wednesdays between Nov. 1 and April 30 • A young man is fined $75 for stealing a radio from Brett’s (Hope) Ltd. JANUARY 1962 • Hope’s Winter Employment Committee launches an advertising campaign to encourage residents and businesses to undertake winter projects in support of the national “Do It Now” strategy combating unemployment • Hope Boxing Club closes down after 14 years of activity • The local Eastern Star chapter opens a free cancer-dressing station in Hope • The school board looks into the possibility of forming a Grade 13 class at Hope High School • Chilliwack Army Engineers build a boat launching beach for the Department of Fisheries at Kawkawa Lake • A tender is issued for the construction of a civil defence headquarters here, in the form of a basement for the planned new municipal hall • You could buy a washer and dryer from Frank’s Sheet Metal and Plumbing Ltd. for $448.50 JANUARY 1972 • Dog licences cost $3 for a male dog or spayed female, and $25 for an unspayed female • A violent storm with hurricane-force winds causes thousands of dollars in damage to homes and businesses • The Yale TV Committee is still a long

way from reaching their $7,000-8,000 goal for purchasing a TV satellite • The Hope-Fraser Canyon “head start” program is awarded a $23,230 federal government grant to provide employment for 13 residents, and stimulate social and learning skills in pre-school children • Hope receives an all-time record 22 inches of snow over a 24-hour period • The Trans-Canada Highway is closed for six days after the area’s worst storm in over two decades triggers a series of snowslides between Yale and Boston Bar, covering large areas with as much as 50 feet of snow and ice JANUARY 1982 • A $2-million, 50-bed intermediate/ extended care facility is budgeted for Hope, pending financial approval by the provincial government • Postage increases 13 cents on January 1, with domestic letter rates at 30 cents • The local filming of First Blood starring Sylvester Stallone wraps up • Staff at The Hope Standard start working on new “video display terminals,” which are now commonly known as computers • Carolin Mines pours its first gold bar • Bob Wilkinson replaces Cy Werbeck as secretary-treasurer of the school district • Hope announces that a new recreation centre will be built next to the Mount Hope seniors home JANUARY 1992 • Hope council gives R&R Recycling a green light to begin curbside collection of recyclable material • Some residents along the Coquihalla River face losing 30 metres of property due to setback requirements established by the provincial government • Fraser Hope Lodge marks its first year • Residents in Silver Creek lobby for a new park along the bank of Silver Creek near Heather Avenue • The school board leaps from a deficit to a balanced budget • Hope council chooses a contractor for a new $18,000 playground in Memorial Park JANUARY 1997 • Hope district crews haul away



1,500 truck loads of snow from the downtown core after a storm • Hope, Agassiz and Princeton are the first in the province to offer the new digital picture identification drivers licences • Trinity Holdings sells The Hope Standard to Black Press Ltd. • The Hope and District Chamber of Commerce cuts back its staff and hours after losing $8,500 in funding from the province • Hope’s new Career Centre opens to assist many unemployed residents in Hope and the Fraser Canyon • The junior girls Mustangs take first place in their home basketball tournament JANUARY 2002 • A torrential rainfall washes away access to several homes along Johnston Road • Hope Community Services reports that Holly Days raised a record breaking $22,406.26 in cash donations • The province announces plans to close Hope Court House in June • A Washington man dies in a lumber truck collection north of the Alexandra Tunnel in the Fraser Canyon • Hope teams take top place at both the men’s bonspiel and the pee wee house hockey tournament • Local schools shut down as teachers protest over a new imposed contract


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Hope Al-Anon Group: Al-Anon meetings support and welcome friends and family of problem drinkers. Monday Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital meeting room (downstairs).

TUESDAY Dead Horse on the Tulameen: Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsatt bring voices of the past back to life through stories in song and verse. Join us and revisit the abandoned mines and ghost towns of


Girl Guides: There are two units in Hope - a Spark and Brownie group, and a Guide PathÀnder group. We’re also looking for junior leaders, girls over 15 years old. Meetings Monday Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 3 p.m. Coquihalla Elementary School 6th Ave.


the Similkameen Valley. From their latest book, Dead Horse on the Tulameen. Drop in Tuesday, Jan. 31 7 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

WEDNESDAY Cross Country Skiing: Join the Hope Outdoor Club for Cross country skiing at Manning Park. Equipment rentals available at lodge. Half day ski pass purchase is required. Skiing at Manning Park Resort Wednesday Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 11 a.m. 604-869-9620 Storytime in the Park Book Launch: 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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and books to “tell and act” stories. Swim at the rec centre following the program. Come play! Wednesday, Jan. 25 10 a.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

THURSDAY Brain Smart: This week’s Senior’s Coffee and Conversation welcomes Jill Armit of the Alzheimer Society of BC. Learn about simple ways to improve your brain health and reduce the risk of dementia. It’s never too early or too late to start taking action! Drop in on Thursday, Jan. 19 10:45 a.m. Hope Library 604-869-2313

FRIDAY Puppet Theatre Script Writing: Tamara of Positively Puppets will be on hand to guide puppeteers on how to write a puppet script. Bring your favourite puppet (or borrow one of ours) and together we will craft and rehearse our own puppet show.

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Friday, Jan. 20 1 p.m. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313 Family Literacy Day: Celebrate literacy today with stories, refreshments and more. Tamara Toivanen of Positively Puppets and The January Puppet Players group present their very own puppet show. The show starts at 4 p.m. Drop in on Friday, Jan. 27. Hope Library 1005A 6th Ave. Family Literacy day reading hour: Come to library and read with or to someone else for the full hour. Enter the draw for a prize! Friday, Jan. 27 9:30 a.m. Boston Bar Library Old Boston Bar Rd. 604-867-8847

SATURDAY Hope AGLOW: Everyone is welcome to attend January’s Aglow breakfast meeting from 10 a.m. to noon. Speaker, Leslie Canaday of Chilliwack, is excited to share

on the encouragement of prophesy. Join us for a time of worship, teaching and prayer. Saturday, Jan. 21 10 a.m. The Hope Centre 888 3rd St. Christ Church Annual Pub Night: You are invited to fun and good food. Meat draws 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. 50/50 draws 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Silent auction closes at 8 p.m. Tickets at Legion and Free Rein. Saturday, Jan. 28 3:30 p.m. Legion Hall 344 Fort St. 604-869-5402

SUNDAY Cross Country Skiing: Join the Hope Outdoor Club for cross country skiing at Manning Park. Equipment rentals available at lodge. Half day ski pass purchase is required. Please call to conÀrm attendance no later than 9 a.m. Skiing Sunday Jan. 22, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 11 a.m. 604-869-9620

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Mustangs fight to third place finish Barry Stewart Hope Standard

The Hope Secondary senior boys Mustangs had a spirited opening game against D.W. Poppy at their annual Hoopfest last weekend. Poppy won the event last year and is a perennial favourite — but the Mustangs kept things close, so they could be within striking distance as time wound down. Poppy was only ahead by three points at the half, thanks to a defensive surge by the home squad. Jay Dongen led the way for the Mustangs, with 12 points in the first half and 27 more in the second half. Nick Pauls added six of his eight points in the third quarter but Poppy started sinking their shots and stretched their lead to seven by the end of the third frame. Poppy widened the gap to 13 in a wild fourth quarter, but the Mustangs put on a frantic press in the last five minutes — and treys by Dongen and Brendan Sullivan brought a renewed hope that the Mustangs could draw even. In the end, they could only get within six, losing a hard-fought and entertaining match 77-71. With only four teams attending the tournament, a round-robin format was used, with the best record taking home top honours. A three-point challenge was also held between games on Friday, with shooters getting one ball — and two rebounders from their team — to see how many baskets they could sink from outside the arc in one minute. “There was a good level of participation,” said vice principal Jason Fisher of the 18 shooters that tried their skills. “The best was a guy from Poppy, with nine baskets but Travis Herrling tied for third, with seven.” Ivan Marlatt sank five and Brendan Sullivan, three — though he may have been saving his best for the games. “There were a few times this weekend where guys were right in Sully’s face and he still sank them,” said Fisher, who coached the senior boys last year. Rookie head coach Jeff Holgate stuck around to watch the opening quarter of the next game, between the Kalamalka Lakers and B.C. Christian of Port Coquitlam. “Everyone, including me, thought we were going to have an easy time against Kalamalka,” said Holgate, “but they kicked our butts! It didn’t help that Dongen got snowed in on Saturday and was late getting to the game — and Ivan Marlatt was playing hurt — but everything fell apart in that game. Every loss is a learning experience, though.” The final score was 84-61 for the Lakers. Nick Pauls scored 16 for the Mustangs and


Senior Mustang Nick Pauls drives the baseline in the opening match of the boys’ Hoopfest last Friday. Hope lost to D.W. Poppy in a hardfought game and went on to finish third. Pauls was selected as Hope’s tournament all-star.

Herrling’s 17 points, including three treys, helped keep the score respectable. “In our last game, against B.C. Christian Academy, we beat them by about 20 points. They didn’t have a lot of outside shooters, from outside the paint,” said Holgate, who played his high school ball in Keremeos. “Unfortunately, they were getting a lot of their own rebounds. We’ve got to block out more. “Jay, of course, was scoring well — and Travis Herrling had a couple of good treys and drives to the basket. We were moving the ball around really well. “And Daniel Peters got his first basket,” said the coach, beaming with enthusiasm. “The boys were really happy for him and they

were trying so hard to feed Steven Misumi in the last few minutes of the game, to get him a basket too. A few of Steven’s shots looked like they were going in but they just missed.” The final game just happened to be between the best two teams, Poppy and Kalamalka. The Lakers got off to a blazing start, laying down 18 and 25 points in the first two quarters — while Poppy only managed six and seven. “Kalamalka was a very strong team,” said Fisher. “Their number 12 (Nathan Meyer) was the tournament MVP and he was pulling down lots of defensive and offensive rebounds.” Poppy regrouped to outscore the Lakers in the second half but they could only narrow

the differential to 18. The final score was 6951. Hope’s win over BCCA gave them third place. Athletics coordinator Alicia Dubois said, “There were other teams lined up to come but they had to withdraw for one reason or another. I think overall the tournament went well, with many positive comments from coaches and players who said they had fun and would love to come back. “There were also positive comments by the referees. In my opinion, the tournament was a great success.” Pauls was chosen as the Mustangs’ tournament all-star, after balloting of the four coaches.

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DESORCY, Anita Anita DeSorcy passed away on January 5, 2012. She was born in Princeton BC on March 19, 1935. Anita was predeceased by her husband Ray, brother Joe and parents Frank and Ann Conti. She is survived by her son Tom (Denise), grandchildren; Micheal (Kyliane) and Sara, and great grandson Keaton. Anita was active in the community with the Hope Curling and Lions Clubs. She was a former member of the Beta Sigma Phi chapter in Hope and was a volunteer director for the BC Lung Association. There will be no service at this time. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Lung Association in memory of Anita. The family would like to thank the staff at the Fraser Hope Lodge.


On behalf of myself, my daughter Valarie and Parker and our families, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all my co-workers and Managers at Envision Branch and Insurance. You have been such a tremendous support to us all. I don’t know how else to thank you all, but your kindness is something I have never experienced. And to all my close friends, thank you as well, we are honoured to have such support. Thank you so much. Giselda, Valarie, Parker and families.

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Concetta Talarico November 2, 1928 January 12, 2012

With great sadness we announce the passing of our mother and Dad’s wife, Concetta at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at the age of 83 years. Concetta was predeceased by her sisters, Carmelina, Assunta, of Italy, Emma of Hope, and her only brother Francesco of Belgium. She is survived by two sisters, Fiorina Rizzo of Toronto, and Maria from Cosenza, Italy. Concetta will forever be remembered by her husband of 60 years Antonio (Tony); her children, John, Rosa (Chuck) and Antonietta and her treasured grandchildren, John Anthony, Andrew and Norman as well as her three great grandchildren Jessica, Tyrell and Cole. She was also a Godmother to many. Concetta was born in Scigliano, Italy. After she and Antonio married, she followed her husband to Canada and made their home to this date in the beautiful little town of Hope, B.C. Concetta loved to cook. She worked for 18 years as the head cook at the Caribou Cafe. She was a gifted hostess, but her devotion was always first with her love of family. She touched many lives with her smile, caring ways, generosity love and laughter. She will be sadly missed and forever loved within our hearts. The family is forever grateful to everyone who helped and cared for Concetta (Mom). Special thanks to Mom’s niece, Maria (Joe) Rocca, children John, Linda, Martin (Emilia) Perna, Ingrid Corcese, Dr’s Gerd and Ursula Asche, Dr.V. Nyirenda, the staff at Fraser Canyon Hospital, and all the girls at home support. Service will be held at Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, 671 Water Street, Hope on Saturday January 21, 2012 at 11am. Prayers will be held at the church on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7p.m. Concetta loved flowers, however if you would like, a donation can be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Let’s help find a cure. Please visit to leave a message of condolence for the family.



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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES DIETITIAN (Full-time position). This position will be based at Bingham Memorial Hospital (Matheson, ON), and will provide Clinical Nutrition services and Diabetes Program and long-term care services. Must hold a Bachelor Degree in Dietetics, have successfully completed an accredited internship program and be eligible for membership in the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Excellent salary, employee benefits, travelling compensation package and a signing bonus is available. GPRC, Fairview Campus (located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country in northwestern Alberta) requires an Animal Health Instructor (DVM) to commence immediately. Visit our website at M.I.C.s GROUP of Health Services, Matheson-Iroquois Falls-Cochrane. (View job ad at Fax: 705-258-2645. M.I.C.s GROUP of Health Services (View job ad at Fax: 705-258-2645. Pharmacist: Permanent Full Time ($120,000-$150,000+Benefits) The Pharmacist direct clinical support for three Hospital sites within MICs. Qualifications: Degree in Pharmacy (BScPhm, PharmD). Licensed with the Ontario College of Pharmacy.Recent/current acute care/hospital pharmacy experience.



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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.



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Advertising Sales Representative The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2012 to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

THE NEWS Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

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IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”

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Business Development OfÀcer Chair/President CHEAM FIRST NATION January 30th, 2012 Permanent Full Time To be negotiated Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop policies and administer programs to promote industrial and commercial business investment in urban and rural areas. • Design market research questionnaires. • Conduct social or economic surveys on local, regional or national areas to assess development potential and future trends. • Plan development projects and co-ordinate activities with representatives of a wide variety of industrial and commercial enterprises, community and business associations and government agencies. • Assess business opportunities and develop strategies to attract venture capital. • Respond to enquiries from members of the business community and general public concerning development opportunities. • Review and evaluate commercial or industrial development proposals and provide advice on procedures and requirements for government approval. • Conduct surveys and analyze data on the buying habits and preferences of wholesale or retail consumers. • Evaluate customer service and store environments. • Conduct comparative research on marketing strategies for industrial and commercial products. • Develop social and economic proÀles of urban and rural areas to encourage industrial and commercial investment and development. • Prepare reports, research papers, educational texts or articles. • Plan and develop E-commerce strategies. • Provide consultation on planning and starting of new businesses. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: • A bachelor's degree in economics, commerce, business administration or public administration is required. • CertiÀcation as a certiÀed economic developer (Ec.D.) may be required. Deadline for application is January 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm Send resume and cover letter to: Lincoln Douglas Email: Subject line: Business Development OfÀcer Facsimile: 604.794.7456 Attn: Lincoln Douglas In person at the Cheam Band ofÀce located at 52130 Old Yale Road, Rosedale, BC We thank all applicants and advise that only individuals short-listed will be contacted for interviews 01/12T_CFN17




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



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Position Available Machinist/ Machine Fitter Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey.





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Cabinet Shop Leadhand - Agassiz Britco leads the industry in the innovative application of modular building technology in the design and production of temporary and permanent buildings. As our Cabinet Shop Leadhand you will support the Department Supervisor, train and supervise other Cabinet Shop employees and lead the department in implementing safe work practices and initiatives. You are experienced in a manufacturing environment and have the desire to advance within the company. Qualifications: • Journeyman Joiner Certificate / Cabinet Trade Certification • 5+ years experience as a Cabinetmaker • Previous experience in a Supervisory or Lead Hand role • Able to read and interpret blueprints and specifications • Proven strong organizational, multi-tasking and communication skills • Can perform all functions in a full commercial / residential cabinet shop • Experience with CNC preferred


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Stó:lô Nation, one of the leading employers in the Fraser Valley with offices located in Mission and Chilliwack, requires the services of an qualified Program Technician to fill a vacancy with the Stó:lô Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Program. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. The Program Technician will provide administrative and financial support to the SASET Program administration and staff; assist in the following key task; tracking and reconciling the program and administrative budgets; promotion of the programs and initiatives; recoding and processing of SASET forms and documents in accordance with SASET established guidelines; support the Manager, Program Coordinator and the Program Officers in encouraging partnerships; assessing proposals and having familiarity with the terms and conditions of the ASET Contribution Agreement. Providing support as Secretariat support as required. This position reports to the S.A.S.E.T. Manager working in conjunction with the Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will work out of the Central (Chilliwack) office. Some travel may be required for this position. Based on services needs the department reserves the right to relocate workers within the service delivery area. QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum Grade 12 with course in Business administration, accounting and/or relating training. • Min. 2 years’ experience in an administrative/financial support role in busy office setting • Ability to operate all office equipment • Finance and computer skills (Excel/MS Office/AccPac/Quick Books) and possess basic analytical skills • Exceptional organization/meeting coordination/file monitor skills and the ability to develop and maintain a detailed recording supervision • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational backgrounds • Successful candidates will be required to provide the following if screened in for an interview: • Proof of education documentation • References: Three names and phone numbers of recent supervisors • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License • Must successfully pass the required pre-employment RCMP Criminal records Check. SALARY RANGE: Negotiable per annum, based on qualifications/ experience. TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time with benefits, subject to 3-month probationary period and planned performance evaluations. APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: 4:00 PM, Monday, January 23, 2012 Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements. Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and covering letter. Please include position title on subject line. Send to: Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training ATTN: Anna Celesta, S.A.S.E.T. Manager Bldg. #8A - 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5 Email: Fax: (604) 824-5342 For more information about this and other employment opportunities, visit We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Hope Standard A15 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287




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A16 Hope Standard, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New custom 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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1-800-910-6402 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

1996 TOYOTA Avalon XLS, loaded, auto, 175 K, new tires, batt., leather,3L V6, $5400 obo.604-812-1278 2004 Honda Civic DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,110,000K Great cond $8400. 604-626-8894 2009 HONDA FIT- 4 dr hatch back, 50K, Auto p/w. p/s, red. Auto Start. $9700: (604)836-5931



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 The Scrapper

2010 HONDA CRV 37,000 KMS, auto, 4 x 4, gray. Loaded. $19,800: (604)836-5931 TOYOTA YARIS 2007 Hatchback 5 Dr 74k auto, full service history $8500 Call 604-746-6639 after 6pm




Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now, or we can deliver to you. 877-758-7311 or 250-7515205.

Elec. happi-jac, ext. speakers, thermopane windows, awning, microwave. $24,483 (Stk.31050) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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. 1-888593-6095.

2011 Coleman 180

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

microwave, 3 burner range, enclosed & heated underbelly, elec. Awning, AM/FM/CD/DVD $12,187 (stk. 30322)


Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto


AUTO FINANCING Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231


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

818 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 2011 EAGLE CAP 950


2000 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Heat, memory, lumbar, HUD, good cond. Estate sale. $4900. 604-364-1554. 2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996. 2002 OLDSMOBILE Intrique. Good running shape. (lost license) $1200. Good battery/tires. (604)746-2582



1999 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 7 pass auto ST#139 $1990 2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT 2dr auto only this week ST#165 $1995 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 RANDVIEW 5 pass, auto, full load ST#71 $5,995 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

Fantastic fan, microwave, water filter, rear awning and more! $22,483 (Stk.30833) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644



everyone uses one DON’T Experience Hope 2012 The Official Guide for the community is coming soon! Be part of this unique advertising opportunity. Call Pattie at 604-869-4990 for more details. Advertising deadline is February 3, 2012

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

1990 FORD E350 1 ton 7.3L diesel, 400K blue cargo van new trans, runs good $1500obo(604)287-8031

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

1996 F350 dually, diesel, fully loaded, exc. cond. 273,000km, $8750, Alex 604-796-2316


2003 CHEV AVALANCHE, auto., 4x4, white, loaded with options. $10,000 firm (604)538-9257


2005 CHEVROLET ASTRO VANall wheel, 8 pass. loaded, like new, $6250 Abby. 604-309-3135

UTILITY TRAILER 5X10 4000LB Axle, removable sides, $1000 (604)820-0899 or 604-866-0546

everyone wants one




GUARANTEED APPROVAL drive away today! We lend money to everyone. Fast approvals, best interest rates. Over 500 vehicles sale priced for immediate delivery OAC. 1-877796-0514.

HOPE, 3 bdrm townhouse, FREE CABLE, F/S, 1 1/2 baths, No Dogs. $725/mo. 604-869-2177



Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

HOPE, 1800 sq. ft plus partial basement, for rent/ lease, prime retail location. Call (604)869-2727 days or 604-869-2282 evenings

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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Hope Standard Wed January 18 2012  

Hope and area local community newspaper

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