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Snow removal costs district about $42,000

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with culverts for runoff and wastewater will also reduce the amount of harmful polThe East Kawkawa Lake lutants that empty directly water system will be re- into Kawkawa Lake. ceiving a significant up“East Kawkawa Lake was grade this year, thanks to formally under the FVRD, a $450,000 contribution and it’s well behind infrom Canada’s Gas Tax frastructure standards in Fund. other parts of Hope,” said Chilliwack-Fraser Can- town manager Earl Row. yon MP Mark Strahl an“Today’s announcement nounced the federal is really important because funding for the it begins the creproject on Tuesation of water day at district infrastructure in hall. an area with one “This strateof the neediest gic infrastrucstreets.” ture investment Hope has been will improve the waiting four quality of drinkyears to receive ing water in the funding for this MARK STRAHL District of Hope project, which for years to is scheduled to come,” he said. complete by the The aging water system, end of 2012. The federal which is vulnerable to con- contribution is expected tamination, will undergo to cover all upgrade exseveral upgrades. Water penses. lines currently sitting at “A project like this is not the bottom of drainage only a major investment ditches will be buried, and in our growing commua monitoring system will nity, but an investment in be installed to better gauge the quality of life for resiwater use and identify po- dents and the environment tential leaks in the future. alike,” said Mayor Susan Replacing open ditches Johnston. Hope Standard

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A2 Hope Standard, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Community of Hope Church Directory ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

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A Jamie Davis Towing truck worth $140,000 burned to the ground on Silver Skagit Road Saturday. According to the owner, an electrical fire behind the dashboard caused the blaze. Overheating is being considered as a possible factor since the truck had just returned from a traffic call.

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Snow removal expensive Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

The first blast of winter in Hope has cost the municipality about $42,000. Last week’s storm brought over 90 centimetres of snow, winds gusts up to 74 km/h, prolonged subzero temperatures and several millimetres of freezing rain. “We received in three days what on average we experience in one year,” said town manager Earl Rowe. Local crews worked around the clock in 12-hour shifts to keep the roads open. The municipality executed its priority work system, which is comprised of three stages. It starts with making sure feeder routes, routes with elevations, fire stations and emergency access routes are cleared (priority one), followed by business and residential routes (priority two). The last phase sees crews prepare for the inevitable melt and clearing of storm drains. Part of priority three also includes getting snow off streets and into vacant locations where it can melt without causing flooding. “Normally we get to priority two in 48 hours, but that was not possible last week,” said Rowe, adding it took a week for crews

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Two backhoe loaders work on clearing snow off Wallace Street last Tuesday. Hope’s first winter storm cost the district about $42,000.

to reach priority three. The weather also created treacherous driving conditions on local highways. In addition to numerous vehicle crashes, Jamie Davis Towing had a truck written off by ICBC last week. A tow truck driver was working on getting four semi trucks out of the ditch on Highway 1 west of Hope when wind gusts picked up and blew the doors off his truck. While road crews battled the elements, students in the Fraser-Cascade School Dis-

trict enjoyed three days off from class. “It’s something that doesn’t happen very often,” said superintendent Karen Nelson, noting the safety of both students and teachers was the top priority. “Schools throughout the district were in contact with parents in order to support student learning during that time. Are we concerned about student achievement? Of course we are and we’ll do everything we can to support our students.” There are currently no plans to make up the missed school days.

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Low-speed electric vehicles eyed in Hope Kerrie-Ann Schoenit Hope Standard

Residents may soon have an opportunity to plug in and charge up. Council unanimously passed a motion on Monday night directing staff to prepare a bylaw permitting the use of low-speed electric vehicles on municipal roads. “We were interested in looking at ways to be a little greener and be a little safer out there on the roads,” said Coun. Donna Kropp. “I’m in favour of the initial draft we have going on here, but I’m looking forward to the public’s input.” Low-speed electric vehicles (also referred to as neighbourhood zero emission vehicles) used to be included with other slow-moving

vehicles, like farm tractors, in the Motor Vehicle Act. An amendment to legislation in 2008 allowed municipalities to pass specific bylaws permitting electric cars on roads with speeds between 40 and 50 km/h. Low-speed electric vehicles weigh less than 1,361 kilograms and run on rechargeable batteries. They require licencing and insurance as they fall under the normal requirements of passenger vehicles. With all roads in Hope posted at 50 km/h or lower, Hope RCMP Staff Sgt. Suki Manj doesn’t foresee lowspeed electric vehicles creating any problems. “From a police perspective, I don’t think it’s going to cause us to much concern if people follow the rules,” he said.

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reported missing to the time that he was discovered in the river on Dec.18,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck. “We need to speak to anyone who has any information regarding Rory. We are actively investigating Rory’s disappearance but need the help of the public at this point.” McGillivray had purchased a bus ticket to Hope in Kamloops.

Esquimalt, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Qualicum Beach, Ucluelet and Whistler have joined the green initiative.

Wolbeck said the ticket was not for a specific date, so it’s unclear if or when he got on the bus. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but police have ruled out foul play. Anyone with information regarding McGillivray is asked to contact the Hope RCMP at 604869-7750 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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A4 Hope Standard, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Lifelong learning is the focus of Family Literacy Day on Friday. The annual campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacyrelated activities as a family. “Literacy is necessary for quality of life, participating in community, for decoding our world,� said Maureen Kehler, the literacy outreach coordinator for the Fraser Cascade area. “Basic literacy is the velcro of learning. Learning needs to be fun, it needs to be intergenerational and it needs to be relevant.� It can be as simple as reading a novel out loud to each other, grocery shopping together, writing a poem together, publishing a monthly family newspaper, doing a home improvement project or assembling an appliance or toy together. Statistically Hope 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. “Research has shown that children who are school ready in kindergarten are more likely to do well in school, graduate, and are more likely to be successful in their jobs and post secondary education,� said Kehler. There are several events this week celebrating Family Literacy Day. On Wednesday night, there’s a book launch

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Maureen Kehler stands in front of the new community art puzzle on display at Pages Bookstore. Pieces were sold to community organizations, businesses and individuals in support of local literacy programs. The project raised about $1,000.

for the Story Time in the Park contest winners at Hope Library. The five winning stories have been made into books and are available at the four local library branches. On Friday, Hope Library welcomes Tamara Toivanen of Positively Puppets

and The January Puppet Players group for a special show at 4 p.m. In Boston Bar, the library is hosting a reading hour and prize draw starting at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www. fvrl.bc.ca or contact your local library branch directly.

Whooping cough spreads in Fraser Valley Whooping cough continues to plague the region with more than 80 cases now reported since August. Fraser Health Authority issued an alert last week after whooping cough (also called pertussis) was discovered in the Agassiz-Harrison area. “The best protection against pertussis is to get vaccinated,� said Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Fraser Health’s chief medical

health officer. “Pertussis in very young children can lead to hospitalization and even death.� A vaccination clinic started in Chilliwack on Monday, and those already running in Hope were expanded to Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs last week. Parents are urged to make sure their children are fully immunized. Health officials

also warn the vaccine people get as children only offers protection for four to 10 years. Adults who have not had a booster shot in the last five years are asked to contact their local health unit, or their doctor to get the free vaccine. Whooping cough is a very contagious disease that spreads easily through the air. Symptoms are similar to those

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Hope Standard A5

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BCTF demands still ‘absurd’ Education minister maintains net zero mandate for teachers

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The latest wage demand from the B.C. Teachers’ Federation amounts to a 16 per cent increase over three years. The BCTF tabled its proposal to the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, seeking a three-year costof-living increase in the first year of a new contract, and six per cent in each of the two years after that. It’s the first specific wage demand to be released by the union after nearly a year of talks and nearly five months of work-to-rule action by teachers.

Education Minister we’ve been negotiating George Abbott told lo- that we have a net zero cal media last Tuesday mandate for all pubhe is skeptical of the lic servants, including BCTF’s estimate that teachers,” Abbott said. its latest proposal will “It’s nice perhaps i n c re a s e when you costs by take an $300 mil- “Yes, $300 million absurd lion more figure is a lot of money, and make than current conit a bit but look at the ditions. less abscale of the But even surd, but if it does, it is still endeavour.” that’s still above net $300 milzero by Susan Lambert lion too a huge much. margin.” “I have BCTF said, the president minister of finance has Susan Lambert said said, government has the new proposal also said probably a thou- includes “modest imsand times over the provements” to benefits almost a year now that and classroom prepara-

tion time. “Yes, $300 million is a lot of money, but look at the scale of the endeavour,” Lambert said. “It’s certainly a lot less than the cost of the [BC Place] stadium roof I see every day from my office window. And It’s less than the amount the B.C. Liberals have been able to take away from public education every year since 2002, when they illegally stripped our collective agreement of class-size and composition guarantees.” Abbott said the BCTF contract that expired last spring contained about 16 per cent in wage increases over

The Art Machine Instructor Jan Kalinski prepares a paint pallet with William Leeder during a class at The Art Machine on Monday. The Hope Arts Gallery has a new exhibit opening in February called Retrospect Three, which will feature a collection of works by participants at The Art Machine. An artists reception takes place on Feb. 4 from 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The gallery is also holding an art challenge contest for all local artists. The theme is “A Lovers Alphabet” and everyone will have a chance to vote for their favourite art work.

five years, and that was in prosperous times. The province currently has a $3.1 billion operating deficit and has signed agreements with several other public service unions with no total increase in compensation for the past two years.

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Monday, January 30th 9:00am - 10:30am The Official Opposition Critic for Tourism, Culture, and the Arts, MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert will be in Hope on January 30th. Mr. Herbert will be hosting an Open House at the Advantage Hope Board Room at 345 Raab Street in Hope from 9am to 10:30am. This Open House is an opportunity for you to meet MLA Herbert, and to discuss the state of Tourism, Culture, and the Arts in our Community and Region. Please RSVP to Stephan Leydolt, at ecdev@advantagehope.ca, by Friday, January 27th. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages: www.advantagehope.ca http://twitter.com/#!/advantageHOPE

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Opinion

A6 Hope Standard, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Negotiate fairly

In the case of the B.C. government versus the B.C. Teachers Federation, it appears no real bargaining or negotiating is taking place. Education Minister George Abbott admitted government has uttered the term “net zero” mandate “probably a thousand times” in the last year. How is that bargaining in good faith? Government says it’s not just teachers that are subject to this totalitarian mandate, but all public servants. This, against the backdrop of negotiations between unionized city workers and local governments like Richmond, where workers have been without a contract since the end of 2011. Municipal workers are seeking deals similar to other CUPE contacts, such as Courtenay’s, where a four-year deal granted workers with wage hikes of 2, 2, 2.75 and 2.25 per cent. That said, giving in to the teachers’ wage demands that amount to 16 per cent over three years (according to Abbott) is not

only unlikely, it’s irresponsible given the economy’s relative fragile state. But suggesting there is no room to move – and no chance for negotiations – is sending the wrong message to the public and those responsible for much of our children’s learning. Government rhetoric is suggesting to all of us that its mind is made up on such matters and nothing – collective bargaining be damned – can change its mind. As BCTF president Susan Lambert said, “The net-zero mandate will not find a deal.” Settling public sector contracts is never easy, particularly those with teachers, who are now used to being legislated back to work when taking strike action. But a bullheaded government won’t lead to a solution. In the centre of this dispute is our children. What sort of lesson are they learning here? One can hope by the end of this, they’ll learn about negotiating, consensus and good faith.

Questioning U.S. ‘environmentalists’ B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver set off a loud, but poorly informed debate as environmental hearings began into the Enbridge proposal to pipe Alberta oil to the seaport at Kitimat. Oliver’s open letter blasted foreign-funded environmental groups that “threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda.” This letter was seized upon by critics and the media, and misrepresented as an attack on anyone who opposes the pipeline or further expansion of the Alberta oil sands. Of course, all opponents aren’t foreign or radicals. That was made clear when the Enbridge hearings opened in the Haisla village near Kitimat. Haisla

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members told the throng of outof-town professional protesters to sit down and shut up. They don’t need self-appointed urbanites to speak for them. The fact of foreign funding is no longer questioned, thanks to research by B.C. blogger Vivian Krause, primarily from U.S. tax returns. Three years after I first wrote about her work, it is finally part of the national conversation. What is the foreign-funded agenda? Oliver put it this way: “No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydroelectric dams.” Here are three notions that have become entrenched in the urban mind in recent years: Clear-cut logging is by definition bad. Alaska salmon is wild, and thus superior to farmed. Run-ofriver hydro destroys rivers. All are aggressively promoted by certain environmental groups. And all are false. On forestry, B.C. media have been spoon-fed by U.S.-backed

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environmental organizers since Clayoquot Sound in the 1980s, when wealthy Americans first decided to save B.C. from itself. Greenpeace founder-turnedcritic Patrick Moore was in Victoria last week to speak to the Truck Loggers’ Association. He pointed out that North

“All are aggressively promoted by certain environmental groups. And all are false.” American “green building” standards reward locally sourced concrete and steel, but not wood. Why? Because big international organizations like Greenpeace and Sierra Club are so invested in opposition to logging, they end up backing environmentally destructive policies. On oil, the debate has been dumbed down to the point where

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even movie stars can participate. Protesting a pipeline from Alberta to the U.S., Hollywood darling Robert Redford recited the usual talking points about the “tar sands scourge.” Alberta oil sands can be seen from space, Redford moaned. So can Venezuela oil sands, a major U.S. source. So can Redford’s vast Utah ranch and ski resort development. Redford parrots the claim that oil sands extraction produces three times the greenhouse gases of conventional oil. This is the big lie of “tar sands” campaigners. Three-quarters of emissions from all crude are generated when the refined fuel is burned by things like Redford’s limo, or the airline for which he voiced TV commercials. The Alberta government reports that average emissions from oil sands crude are 107 grams per megajoule, slightly more than U.S. Gulf Coast crude at 104. California heavy crude

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comes in higher, at 114. And if carbon is the issue, what about U.S. coal mines that tear the tops off mountains and run the longest trains in world history to feed the country’s 600-plus coal-fired power plants? Where is Redford on that? And hijacking the regulatory process? Look no further than the Dogwood Initiative, an obscure Victoria outfit that admits to taking about 40 per cent of its funding from U.S. sources. Its “mob the mic” campaign signed up 1,600 people to speak at the Enbridge pipeline hearings. Among the signatories are “Cave Man” and “Jonathan Seagull.” But wait, aren’t oil, power and aquaculture companies foreign funded? Certainly some are. The difference is, they create jobs. Professional protesters destroy them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Letters Teachers should be commended for their work Re: Teacher’s strike hurts kids, Letters (Jan. 18) Last week, another unsubstantiated argument was published in a letter to the editor. The author claims that “kids are the ones who are suffering” and to claim otherwise is “absurd.” The author does not, however, explain how students are being harmed. All across B.C., teachers are teaching and students are learning. Extra-curricular activities such as basketball tournaments continue. Parents are not receiving formal report cards, but teachers and parents are communicating regarding student progress. The author then suggests that teachers should be held accountable for the low literacy rate of Canadian adults. He correctly states that according to Statistics Canada, 42 percent of adults have low literacy rates; meaning they score below three on a scale of 1-5 on the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS). Many factors affect literacy rates. Some are obvious, such as innate ability and parental en-

couragement of reading. Others require more research. According to Statistics Canada, over 50 per cent of immigrants whose first language is not English have low literacy skills, and 40 per cent of seniors do not have a high school diploma. These statistics reflect the overall lower education level of older Canadians, and the lack of English language training opportunities for immigrants. A more accurate indicator of the performance of our education system is the Canadian student literacy rate. In 2002, 84 per cent of 13-year-old students scored at or above the expected level in writing achievement; and in 2006 71 per cent of 15-year-olds met or exceeded expectations in reading proficiency (Statistics Canada). In addition, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada’s student literacy rate is second only to Finland. The U.S. ranks 15. As for B.C., a 2006 study by Statistics Canada shows that our students scored an average 528 on

the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reading test, with only Alberta (535) and Ontario (536) scoring slightly higher. Ten years ago, the BC Liberal government illegally stripped contract language that protected the learning conditions of students as well as the working conditions of teachers. Class size limits on the total number of students, as well as the number of special needs students, were removed. Now, it is not unusual to have six, seven, eight or more special needs students in our already over-crowded classrooms. In addition, the BC Liberals have spent 10 years and countless taxpayer dollars defending their actions, finally losing to the BC Teachers’ Federation at the BC Supreme Court. Teachers should be commended for the work they do. It is not the teachers’ strike that is hurting kids. It is the irresponsible actions of the BC Liberals. Lynne Marvell President, Fraser-Cascade Teachers’ Association

Snow removal needs improvement After about seven years in Hope, I feel the need to make a few comments on the snow services. We have lived in four other municipalities – two in B.C., one in the Northwest Territories, and one in Alberta. I base my comments primarily on comparison. The frequency of plowing in Hope is higher than the other municipalities compared, which in some respects is, of course, positive. However, while plowing of residential streets is appreciated, the blocking of driveways is not. The snow from plows is heavy and compacted. In all the other municipalities we lived in, there was a process to clear driveways following plowing. In one, the clearing of driveways was not in place when we first lived there, but was put in place as a result of public demand supported by a significant number of coronary emergencies from people

having to deal with this heavy compacted snow blocking their driveways. In Hope, we have one of the highest percentages of elderly in the province as a result of many people moving here to retire – these people, so crucial to our tax base, are some of the people most affected and at risk due to this practice – or should I say, lack thereof. Also, let’s not forget the people who need to get to work in the morning to run our businesses and provide our services. In addition, storm drains are not cleared. They are plowed under and stay that way, unless like myself and a number of other residents, drains and curbs are kept open. However, this gets to be too much eventually as the plow defeats our efforts. Who will be responsible for flood damage when there is a quick melt and the storm drains are not open? Fire hydrants too, are not kept

clear, in fact sometimes buried completely. I am sure this would be seen as negligence should a tragedy occur due to the time it takes to access a hydrant. Again, in the other jurisdictions we have lived in we have not seen the storm drains or the hydrants be left unattended during winter snow storms. The liability for not doing so, I would think, would be of concern to the municipality’s insurance carrier. I am not unaware of the cost pressures of public organizations, however the winter season is short in Hope and the cost of doing a quality job would be far less than in most of the province. These issues are not minor and are part of quality improvement and subsequently respect for residents of the municipality – those who support the municipality. Ray Scott

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Our attention needs d to b be focused on students Re: Teachers are 'feeling discouraged' (Letters) As both a principal and a teacher, we should be focusing our attention on what is best for kids not taking shots at another unit within schools. And I’m hoping there was a misquote here because if we’re comparing highest paid teaching salaries by district with the same in terms of principal salaries, I’d like to know where there is a differential of 50,000. Jeremy Baillie

Will new town manager run things differently? Re: District hires new town manager I wonder if managing a forces base on the prairies will be as challenging as managing the beautiful town of Hope! Time will tell if the ‘old guard’ will continue to run things their way. Bill Geiger

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING February 28 @ 6:00pm at The KanYon Restaurant Hope, BC All members and interested people are invited to attend the TCFC Annual General Meeting. Refreshments & dessert will be served. The agenda will be provided at the meeting. Please join us to find out what the TCFC is doing for the community of Hope.

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Lobby for dialysis in Chilliwack Robert Freeman Black Press

Treacherous driving conditions in last week’s snowstorm have highlighted the plight of dialysis patients in the eastern Fraser Valley. “Too many people risk life and limb travelling out of town to receive treatment that is so needed to keep them alive,” says Chilliwack resident Elaina Wugalter. She has started a Facebook page to raise awareness of the issue, and to start a drive to get a dialysis clinic in Chilliwack for patients with chronic kidney disease. Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz is asking Fraser Health Authority officials for a meeting this week to discuss the issue “and how we can better serve the people who need this service to stay alive.” “It’s not an optional service,” she said. “They need it to stay alive.” Yet while provincial officials were warning people last week to stay off the roads, Wugalter said her husband Morris – and other patients in Hope, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs – had to risk snowblown highways to get to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital for dialysis treatments. FHA spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said health officials “certainly understand” the concerns of dialy-

sis patients, but their numbers in the eastern Fraser Valley don’t justify opening a clinic in Chilliwack. There are other treatment and transportation options open to the 24 dialysis patients currently living in the area from Chilliwack to Agassiz and Hope. “Because of the specialized nature of the equipment and the staff required, there needs to be a certain number (of patients) to be feasible,” he explained. Patients in the eastern Fraser Valley also have the option of taking a taxi to Abbotsford, or arranging a ride with the SN hospital transfer van, a service similar to handyDART. Normally, patients must pay for these services, Thorpe-Dorward said, but the FHA will pay for patients having “a particularly difficult time” getting to dialysis appointments. There is a specially-trained nurse at the clinic who can help patients manage their conditions at home for a few days, until they are able to get to another dialysis session. Thorpe-Dorward said opening a new clinic in Chilliwack is “not something we’re looking at at the moment,” but as the number of patients change in this fast-growing health region “it’s always something that would be open for consideration.” The Alberta government has operated two mobile dialysis units to bring the service to the patients since 2010.

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Canada’s premiers are taking the first step to reforming a public health care system that is decades out of date, according to the president of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. John Haggie endorsed an announcement by premiers meeting in Victoria last Tuesday to fasttrack solutions to structural problems that all agree can’t continue as the huge baby boom generation begins to retire. He quickly cut through the political squabbling that has surrounded health care funding for years. “The difficulty is that medicare has never evolved,” Haggie told reporters at the Council of the Federation meeting. “It’s a publicly funded system, but it’s stuck in a model of acute illness back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Eighty per cent of Canada’s disease burden is chronic

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care that needs to be administered in the community. It needs to be administered at home rather than in expensive institutions.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper has rejected suggestions from B.C. and other provinces that Ottawa’s new population-based health care funding formula be modified to reflect more seniors, more remote communities or other drivers of health care costs around the country. B.C. Premier Christy Clark announced last Tuesday that Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz will chair a working group to come up with three areas of reform in time for the next premiers’ meeting in Halifax this summer. Wall said other provinces can learn from B.C.’s efforts to improve community and home care. He also said provinces have to find a way to stop bidding against each

other for scarce doctors, nurses and other skilled workers whose salaries account for about 70 per cent of provinces’ health care bills. Clark agreed that competition between provinces needs to be curtailed, but declined to comment on the idea of a national fee structure for medical professionals. Ghiz said Prince Edward Island has the same problem as B.C. with growing demand for seniors care, and the debate in Canada is currently around long-term care or home care. While the provinces focus on identifying and sharing best practices, Haggie warned that no single solution is going to help everyone. “The problem is it’s such a huge system that you need the flexibility to do it slightly differently in rural areas than in downtown Vancouver, because it’s not going to work the same in both locations,” he said.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012, Hope Standard A9

Community

Library databases offer winter project ideas Reference guides have information on everything from crafts to auto repair Just a very small fraction of the topics include kid’s crafts, crochet, cooking, knitting, sewing, tatting, leatherwork and woodworking. Maybe your hobby is playing or learning an instrument. Check out our new Naxos Sheet Music Library which offers 45,000 sheet music titles. So many projects, so little time! Do you have a sick car sitting in the driveway? Maybe it’s time to tackle the Deb project of getting it Ireland up and running. Use the Auto Repair Reference Centre database - just look up your vehicle by year, make and model to get detailed instructions and diagrams. This database largely replaces those big old Chilton’s manuals.

Need to tackle a smaller, mechanical project? Did your generator die? Do you have a motorcycle that needs some TLC before you can hit the road this summer? Use the Small Engine Repair Reference Centre database. Loads of information, all available for free. Maybe you just want to slow down after the workout you gave the snow shovel this past week? Check out some of our other databases. These ones are designed to help you relax! I’m cruising around Naxos Music Library and listening to Pete Seeger’s If I Had a Hammer album as I write this. Classical, jazz, pop, rock, blues, and more. In fact, at last count there are

Bibliotheca

What a wubbulous week of wacky weather! The library was closed for four days last week and I really missed being here. I was, of course, able to do some other stuff with my unexpected time off. I pieced together a new quilt, but there are tons of other projects a person could start in the coming months of cold and wet. Now the library has books – lots of books – on various projects but sometimes the library is closed! One thing I do is take advantage of our wide selection of databases. Begin on our homepage (www. fvrl.bc.ca). Click “Learn,” then “Online Resources.” Scroll down and wow! I’ve used the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre for quilting ideas and to access the past six years of The Puppetry Journal, a magazine about all things puppetry. This database is a great resource for hobbyists.

939,076 tracks catalogued and available. While listening (all you need to do is make your selections and click on “Play Selection” – it will play in the background as you continue to browse), you can pick out your next best read on NoveList Plus. This database is great for when you’ve read everything your favourite author has written and you want books that are similar reads. Then order the book from FVRL and sit back and wait for it to be delivered directly to the Hope Library. Easy! Maybe an electronically generous Santa brought you that tablet, laptop, MP3 player or e-reader you’ve been wanting. In that case, download an e-book at BC’s Library to Go. Start at the “eCatalogue Quick Start Guide” on the left hand side of the screen. And follow the download instructions. Need help? Call us or drop in.

Snow’s nearly gone and we’re open! This week at the library: E-book training, Storytime in the Park Book Launch, and a puppet show! Staff pick by Kristin G: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. This is an eccentric tale of an unlikely friendship between Renee, an elderly apartment concierge, and Paloma, a twelve-year old rich kid with a ridiculously high IQ. Renee outwardly conforms to the stereotypes expected of her low position in Parisian society, but is secretly a lover of culture and philosophy. When a wealthy Japanese man moves into the apartment building, both he and Paloma begin to suspect that there is more to the dimwitted concierge than meets the eye, and several unusual friendships unfold.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Applicant: B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, B.C. Timber Sales, Chinook Business Area Contact: Jim Jensen, B.C. Timber Sales, 46360 Airport Road, Chilliwack, BC., V2P 1A5, Phone: 604-702-5750 Notice is given that a draft Pest Management Plan has been prepared by the applicant to manage vegetation on forest lands using the principles of integrated pest management. The use of herbicides is intended within the area to which the pest management plan applies. Other methods may include manual cutting, manual stem bending, mechanical cutting using brush saws and mechanical cutting using chainsaws. The herbicides and application methods proposed for use under this plan include: Application(s)

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Glyphosate

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Vision Max Silviculture

Glyphosate

02, 07, 06, 04, 10, 22

27736

Common

Forza Silviculture

Glyphosate

02, 07, 06, 04, 10, 22

26401

Rare

Weed-Master

Glyphosate

02, 07, 06, 04, 10, 22

29009

Rare

Vantage Forestry

Glyphosate

02, 07, 06, 04, 10, 22

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Release XRT

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Release MSO

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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 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

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Manning Park. Equipment rentals available at lodge. Half day ski pass purchase is required. Please call to confirm attendance no later than 9 a.m. Skiing Wednesday, Feb. 1 11 a.m. 604-869-9620

FRIDAY 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

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A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

Family Literacy Day reading hour: Come to the 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

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 confirm attendance no later than 9 a.m. Skiing Sunday Jan. 29 11 a.m. 604-869-9620

SATURDAY 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

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The pest management activities are to be carried out on Crown forest lands within the Chilliwack and Squamish Forest Districts.

A draft copy of the Pest Management Plan with maps of the proposed treatment areas may be examined at the ministry’s offices in Chilliwack at 46360 Airport Road, or in Squamish at 42000 Loggers Lane.

7 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m. Silent auction closes at 8 p.m. Tickets at Legion and Free Rein. Saturday, Feb. 25 3:30 p.m. Legion Hall 344 Fort St. 604-869-5402

WOLFE’S

APPLICATION METHODS: Backpack Sprayer (02), Stump treatment (07), Individual tree injection (06), Basal applications (21), Power hose / nozzle (04), Aerial (rotary) (10), Cone sprayer (22)

The proposed duration of the Pest Management Plan is from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2017.

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meetings support and welcome friends and family of problem drinkers. Monday, Jan. 30 8 p.m. Fraser Canyon Hospital meeting room (downstairs) 604-869-7078 obfuskat@telus.net

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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.

Meeting Monday Jan. 30 3 p.m. Coquihalla Elementary School 6th Ave. 604-860-3482 j.halladay@hotmail.com

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Sports

Chiefs earn first tie of the season Chilliwack loses early momentum in match against the Westside Warriors Eric Welsh Black Press

Ties are a rare commodity in the BCHL, so rare that the Chilliwack Chiefs had yet to experience one this season. Each of their 40 prior games had ended with a winner and a loser. But the Chiefs finally found a game they couldn’t settle in 70 minutes Sunday night, battling the Westside Warriors to a 3-3 draw at Prospera Centre. The Chiefs scored twice in the opening three minutes of this one, getting their first goal just 51 seconds in. David Bondra pounced on a loose puck in the Westside zone and took advantage of some horrific defensive coverage, darting right-to-left across the slot. Warriors netminder Dwayne Rodrigue followed, leaving plenty of space on the glove side. Bondra’s cross-body wrister snuck inside the post, giving the Maryland native 16 goals on the year. Chilliwack struck again at 2:30 on a goal by Michael Spring. Mammoth defenceman Anderson White earned the first assist with a foray deep into the Westside zone and a hot shot that Rodrigue couldn’t handle. The puck squirted off to the left, where Spring was left with an unguarded cage. The 20-year-old calmly popped the biscuit in the basket for his fifth of the year and a 2-0 Chilliwack lead. When White was acquired from the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers at the CJHL trade deadline, Chiefs general manager Harvey Smyl insisted the 20-year-old had offensive upside. He said this even though White’s career numbers suggested nothing of the sort, leaving at least one sports writer skeptical. Apparently, Smyl was right. “I’ve never had the green light to play as aggressively as I do here,” White said of his emerging offensive skill. “It was always tough for me when coaches told me not to do it, when I felt I could contribute that way. So, being able to do it here is a really

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Chilliwack Chiefs goaltender Mitch Gillam stops the puck during Sunday night’s game against the Westside Warriors at Prospera Centre.

good feeling.” White’s Chiefs had all the momentum at that point, but a Spencer Graboski roughing minor at 8:05 gave the visitors a reprieve. The Warriors didn’t score on the power play, but they got some life in their legs. “It was a great start, and maybe everyone got a little hyped up about the two goals and thought that would continue,” White said. “Forwards started not coming back far enough and the D started hanging onto the puck too long.” Less than three minutes later, Westside was on the board on a goal by Manitoba native Dru Morrison. Chilliwack defenceman David Thompson started the sequence, picking up the puck in the neutral zone and retreating back into his own end. Thompson ended up giving the puck away, and chaos ensued. Morrison finished the play with a wrister from the point that caught the top corner behind Chiefs netminder Mitch Gillam.

The Warriors drew even at 4:37 of period two on another long-range bomb. This one came from Westside defenceman Matthew Berry-Lamontagna, who fired from the Coopers Foods ad on the far left wing boards. The long-named one put the puck past Gillam for his first of the year, chasing the keeper from the Chilliwack net. Backup goaltender Bryton Udy took over and did much better, though he looked a lot like Gillam on the third Westside goal. The Warriors took the lead on a strike by defenceman Peter MacIntosh, whose shot from the right point found its way through a partial screen and past Udy at 9:45. But with the seconds ticking away in the middle frame, White came through with a timely tally for the home side. The hulking blueliner cranked a shot from the left point that looked to change direction on its way into the Westside net. Derek Huisman and two Warrior defenders were both in the path of the puck,

but it was White getting credit for his first of the year. Neither team scored again before the end of regulation time, setting up suddendeath overtime action. Five minutes of four-on-four went by uneventfully, leaving five minutes of uniquely-BCHL three-on-three hockey. “It’s a lot of fun, very exciting and nervewracking out there,” White said. “Things can change very quickly if you get caught up ice or make a bad read.” The Warriors almost ended it in the first minute when a horrible line change left Basara with a breakway from the blueline in. But Udy came up with his biggest save, stretching out his left leg as Basara tried to slip the puck inside the left goal post. Chilliwack sits at 22-16-1-2, third in the Interior conference standings. They host the second place Merritt Centennials Friday night at Prospera Centre. The last place Trail Smoke Eaters are in Chilliwack Saturday night. Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m.

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OBITUARIES

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Feb. 3, 2012 RESCHEDULED Robbie Burns Supper

ACAR, Annie January 20, 1922 January 13, 2012

AGREEMENT

Annie passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Fraser Hope Lodge where she lived the last 10 years. Annie was born in Yale and lived most of her life in the Fraser Canyon. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Phil Acar and daughter Diane Autenrieth. She is survived by her daughters, Elaine (Mark) Dettling, and Yvonne (Mel) Jackman, grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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POULIOT, Marcel March 10, 2012 January 7, 2012 A Memorial Service will be held for Marcel Pouliot on Saturday February 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. The service will take place at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1300 Ryder St. Hope. There will be light refreshments after the service.

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LOST AND FOUND

FOUND: Set of keys on Jan. 23 in alley behind the Hope Standard office. Call (604)869-9972

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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 BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com. DEALERSHIPS Available - Polar Outdoor Furnaces. www.toplinedist.com or email topline@mts.net 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

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES E-CARE CONTACT CENTERS is currently seeking a self-motivated individual to work as a full time Collection Officer. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email: employ@ecarecenters.com or by fax: (604) 587-6339. For further details please visit our website at www.ecarecenters.com.

GREAT CAREER Opportunity in Oil and Gas Industry! Looking for young energetic individual with Class 1 license interested in learning to operate a Pile Installation truck/equipment in the Fort St. John, BC area. Opportunity to achieve full time steady work making great wages and benefits. Fax or email resumes to: 1888-731-8027 or rachel@hitimeservices.com Check us out! www.hitimeservices.com

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HIGHWAY TRUCK LOW BED DRIVER

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.

Competitive Wages! E-mail: mikayla. tamihilog@shaw.ca or Fax: 604-796-0318 Star Fleet Trucking HIRING!! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES with 2003 or newer 1-Ton duallie, diesel; pickups & 8’box to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to Canadian dealers. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Prefer commercial Driver’s License. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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EDUCATION

ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms depend on certified A&P professionals. No experience needed! Local career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

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AUTOMOTIVE

EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 Store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send Resumes to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net.

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 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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EDUCATION

MEDICAL TRAINEES needed now! Hospitals & Doctors need well trained staff. No experience needed! Local training & job placement available. Call for more info! 1-888748-4126.

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HELP WANTED

Chilliwack area car dealership is looking for a part time delivery driver. Applicants must possess a valid BC drivers license with a clean driving record as well as good organizational and customer service skills. Applicants must be able to lift and carry heavy items. Email resume to partsjob@hotmail.com. CRAFTING Subcontractors Wanted. Must be fluent in English and able to work with feathers, leather and fur. Free training provided. Call 604-826-4651. EXPECT the best for your driving career! Good pay, late model equipment, reliable satellite dispatch, electronic logs, direct deposit. Sutco Contracting Ltd. has openings in our Chip Haul division. We require full-time, reliable, safety minded professional class one drivers. Check us out www.sutco.ca or fax resume:250-357-2009 Enquiries 1888-357-2612 Ext 223

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PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

F/T BOOKKEEPER wanted ASAP in Richmond CGA firm. Min. 3-5 years exp in full-cycle bkkp and payroll. Simply & Quickbook knowledge, able to travel. Apply to careers @rhncga.com

PROJECT Manager Surrey/N.Delta Div. Family Practice details go to: http://www.charityvillage.com/cvnet/viewlisting.aspx?id=245399 Email resume to: SNDhiringcommittee@gmail.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

KINGLAND FORD - Journeyman Small Engine Technician wanted Rigging boats packages, repairs & maintenance on ATV, Marine, Power Equipment and Motorcycles. Email resume: employment@kindlandford.com fax: 1-867-874-2843.

MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN BCTQ certification mandatory. Fulltime opening @ West Coast Reduction Ltd in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to rpretorius@wcrl.com

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

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Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd has an immediate opening for a Superintendent of Operations, based out of our Vernon, BC offices. The successful applicant will have at least five years of railway operations experience, hold current rules qualification and have a strong focus on safety and customer service. Please submit resumes to: info@khawk.ca Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. 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

PORT HARDY BC- Journeyman GM Technician required. Full-time competitive pay, bonuses, benefits. Aval. immediately. Send resume to klassengm@gmail.com or fax (250)949-7440 Attention Cory Klassen. T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Joe Fornari. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email: joefornari@t-mar.com

Wild & Crazy Can’t Be Lazy Earn up to $20/hour. NO sales, NO commissions! Full training provided. Travel, dress sharp & have fun! Must be outgoing. Call Marcia 604-777-2195

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PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE Director Langley Div. of Family Practice. Details go to: http://www.charityvillage.com/cvnet/viewlisting.aspx?id=245516 Send resumes to:Langleydofphiring@gmail.com

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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

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

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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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LEGAL SERVICES

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COMPUTER SERVICES

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


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CONTRACTORS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

BARCLAY FLETCHER CONTRACTING, complete home reno’s, additions & more. (604)869-1686

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

DENCO VENTURES, renos, additions, new construction, free estimates. Call John @ (604)819-4986

Advertise where clients look to travel. BCCLASSIFIED.COM

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ELECTRICAL

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

387

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

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

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GARDENING

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

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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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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GARAGE SALES

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

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MORTGAGES

WINDOWS

PETS

BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 1 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $300. 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 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA, 5 year old, female, very sweet & clean, $450. Call 604794-7347 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2400. Call 604-970-3807.

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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

NEED YOUR PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDING ERECTED? Professional crews available. We service Western Canada. All Brands. Excl references. Call MSC at 1-800-979-2993

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MISC. WANTED

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

REAL ESTATE 626

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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OTHER AREAS

NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com

HOUSES FOR SALE

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APARTMENT/CONDO

HOPE, 1 & 2 BEDROOM APT., for rent $500 - $600, Park Royal, heat & hot water inc., balcony, 55, NP, NS. Best Loc Hope. Ref’s required. Call (604)860-0236 Linda or (604) 825-1444

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MOVING & STORAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (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

HOPE: 2 BDRM Spacious 1250 sq. ft., duplex style, 5 appl., gas fireplace, private patio, N/S, N/P. Ref req’d. Adult oriented, avail. Feb 1. $625/mo 604-869-5288/858-7620

MALAMUTE WOLF Cross - 10 wks, 1st shots, dewormed. Great temperament. Mostly white. 1 M, 3 Fem. $700 ea. (604)319-8419 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

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

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

2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 Honda Accord, auto, 4 dr, red, am/fm/cd, full load, newer tires, lady driven, 197K, $3200. 604-889-5356 1997 MERCEDES E420, all options, mint, garage kept. 118,000 kms. $7200 firm. 604-805-4545. 2004 Honda Civic DX 4cyl 4dr auto a/c p/dl keyless entry,110,000K Great cond $8400. 604-626-8894

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2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS

ROOMS FOR RENT

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

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Sleeps 4-6, DSI water heater, A/C, ext. speakers, microwave, 3-burner range and more! $19,483 (Stk.30630) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

SUITES, LOWER

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

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2011 EVER-LITE 27RB

SUITES, UPPER

HOPE 3 bdrm. house, newly reno, beautiful, 1.5 baths, N/P N/S. Refs. $1100 mo. Feb. 1. (604)590-0997 or 604-597-2709

Dual pane windows, AM/FM/CD/DVD, ext. shower, A/C, LCD TV, $9500 in SAVINGS! $24,483 (Stk.30970) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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

2 Bdrm apt. $600

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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.

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

Call (604)869-5518

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

Auto Loans Approved!!

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HOMES WANTED

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 1996 NORTEC mobile home, 14x70. Clean and bright, sunken liv. rm., lam. floors, attached room and deck. Must be moved. $42,000. (604)626-4294 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

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 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. 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

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2003 GMC SLE 1500 quad cab full load st#158 $7500 2006 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB auto, a/c ST#172 $7500 2005 FORD F150 XL 4X4 auto reg cab longbox ST#132 $7,900 2005 FORD F250 XLT quad cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#125 $8,900 2005 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#134 $10,900 2001 FORD F350 crew cab XLT 7.3L pwrstrk diesel ST#130 $11,900 2007 GMC SLE 3500 crew cab 4X4 auto longbox ST#167 $12,900 2007 CHEV 3500 CREW CAB Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#123 $12,900 2007 FORD F350 XLT crew cab 4X4 auto diesel ST#128 $14,900 2006 FORD F350 CREW cab Lariat 4X4 auto long box diesel ST#118 $15,900 2008 GMC 2500 HD quad cab SLE 4x4 auto fully loaded ST#145 $16,900 2007 GMC 2500 CREW cab, Duramax diesel 4X4 auto ST#61 $16,900

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HOPE

20305 Flood Road, Hope

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 2002 DODGE CARAVAN 7 pass, auto ST#160 $3495 2002 FORD WINDSTAR sport 7 pass auto Aircare ST#108 $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

604-855-0666

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

$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

TRUCKS & VANS

33166 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford DL#31038

1030 3rd Ave.

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2006 FORD F350 FX4 Diesel Lariat, full load. Leather etc. Over $10,000 in recent repairs- with receipts - Tires, brakes, shocks etc. No acc. $18,900/obo. (778)3224593 or 778-893-4866

TRUCKS THIS WEEK:

HOPE, ROOMS in country home, 1/2 block Kawkawa lake, lg loft $300, lg bdrm $280, share util., Call (778)808-7771

Coquihalla Courts

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HOPE, charming country home, 1/2 bl. Kawkawa Lk, 2 bdrm + lrg loft, sm pets OK, avail. immed., $750. Call Dave (778)808-7771

TRANSPORTATION

KEY TRACK AUTO SALES CARS & VANS:

HOMES FOR RENT

HOPE

WOOD PELLETS

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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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

CARS - DOMESTIC

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

HOPE

PUPPIES FOR SALE, 6 wks old, Terrier X Chihuahua $350 Call 604-856-3855

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1997 CHEV MALIBU LS 4dr, 6cyl Aircared, fully loaded $1500 Call 778-997-4519 Abbotsford.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

RENTALS

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

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

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

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

LANDSCAPING

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

TRANSPORTATION

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

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RENTALS

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

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

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

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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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911 DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1994 Ford Explorer, 4x4, XLT, very clean, runs great, 160,000kms, Micheline all season tires. AirCared for 2 yrs. $3200. 604-541-0344 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4995 obo 604-826-0519 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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TRUCKS & VANS

1-800-910-6402

1993 DODGE VAN, good running order. $1,000. Call 604-302-7531.

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.

1998 FORD WINDSTAR GL EXT. VAN - V-6, loaded, ONLY 157Km’s. $2150 Abby. 604-556-4242

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.

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

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AUTO SERVICES

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

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

1998 PONTIAC TRANSPORT, 7 pass., great cond., green, $2000. 604-530-3931, 866-3931

2000 FORD Windstar S.E.L. Limited Edition, loaded, Aircared to Mar 2013. $1800. obo. 604-302-0985 2002 DODGE CARAVAN blue, loaded, 150K, AirCared. 778-773-6226 or 604-540-1941.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. bcgmcdealers.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */††/†/**Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2012 Acadia FWD (R7B), 2012 Sierra EXT 2WD (1SA) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. 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$4,700/$8,250 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2012 Acadia FWD/2012 Sierra EXT 2WD (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ††0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit for 60 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Terrain FWD. 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% APR, the monthly payment is $166.67 for 60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) 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. †Variable rate financing for 84 months on 2012 Acadia FWD/2012 Sierra EXT 4WD on approve credit. Bi-Weekly payment and variable rate shown based on current Ally Credit prime rate and is subject to fluctuation; actual payment amounts will vary with rate fluctuations. Example: $10,000 at 3% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $132 Cost of borrowing is $1,099, total obligation is $11,099. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $34,995/$22,995 with $2,599/$1,999 down on 2012 Acadia FWD/2012 Sierra EXT 2WD, equipped as described. **Credit valid towards the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC, Buick or Cadillac vehicle, excluding Chevrolet Volt, delivered between January 6th 2012 and April 2nd 2012. Customers must present this authorization letter at the time of purchase or lease. All products are subject to availability. See Dealer for eligibility. Only one $1,000 Bonus may be redeemed per purchase/lease vehicle. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. The credit amount is inclusive of any applicable taxes. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and will contact GM to verify eligibility. The $1,000 Bonus is not compatible with the Employee New Vehicle Purchase Program or the Supplier Program New Vehicle Purchase Program. Void where prohibited by law. $1,000 offer is stackable with Cardholder’s current GM Card Earnings, subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. For complete GM Card Program Rules, including current Redemption Allowances, transferability of Earnings, and other applicable restrictions for all eligible GM vehicles, see your GM Dealer, call the GM Card Redemption Centre at 1-888-446-6232 or visit TheGMCard.ca. Subject to applicable law, GMCL may modify or terminate the Program in whole or in part with or without notice to you. Subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. For complete GM Card Program Rules, including current Redemption Allowances, transferability of Earnings, and other applicable restrictions for all eligible GM vehicles, see your GM Dealer, call the GM Card Redemption Centre at 1-888-446-6232 or visit TheGMCard.ca. Subject to applicable law, GMCL may modify or terminate the Program in whole or in part with or without notice to you. Primary GM Cardholders may transfer the $1,000 Bonus to the following eligible Immediate Family members, who reside at the Primary Cardholder’s residence: parents, partner, spouse, brother, sister, child, grandchild and grandparents including parents of spouse or partner. Proof of relationship and residency must be provided upon request. The $1,000 Bonus is not transferable to Immediate Family residing outside of the Primary Cardholders residence. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Δ2012 GMC Terrain FWD, equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTECŽ I-4 engine. Fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive segment based on WardsAuto.com’s 2012 Middle Cross Utility Vehicles Segment, excludes other GM models. ‥ Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Large/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available. 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