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Members of the RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team were called to the Thunderbird Motel last Saturday to investigate the beating death of a local First Nations artist. Charges have now been filed.


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Local First Nations artist beaten to death Kevin MILLS Black Press

A 43-year-old Hope man is in custody in connection with a weekend beating death. The victim, 67-year-old Kenneth Ronald Paquette, a local First Nations artist, was often seen selling his works in town, usually in front of the Hope Hotel. Paquette was found last Friday afternoon by Hope RCMP when they were called to an assault at the Thunderbird Motel on Flood Hope Road. He was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries early Saturday morning.

The RCMP located a criminal record, including suspect Friday night. The convictions for theft and Integrated Homicide Invesmischief. tigation Team was brought Police have established in Saturday morning to prothat the victim and suspect cess the crime scene. were known to each other. Investigators gathered evThe attack appears to have idence from the motel suite been over a dispute, but and presented their findings details have not been rePAQUETTE to Crown counsel. leased. Richard Vallee has now The incident does not apbeen charged with second pear to have links to gangs, degree murder and one charge of drugs or organized crime. breaking and entering to commit an Joe Marych, owner of the Headlinindictable offence. He was scheduled er barbershop inside the Hope Hotel, to appear in court on Tuesday. has known the victim for years. According to provincial court “He was a nice, quiet person, not records, the accused has a long a trouble-maker at all. He just stood

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there selling his art,” said Marych. “He didn’t beg for money or cigarettes, he was very polite ... he didn’t deserve this.” Marych, who is the same age as the victim, said it is difficult to imagine what he went through. “He was an older guy and he wasn’t very healthy. He took medication.” Paquette was the subject of a 2008 National Film Board of Canada documentary called Hope. The film followed Paquette, his partner of 18 years and their five sons – all living on the Schkam Native Reserve – for one year as they struggled to cope during troubled times.

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‘Shared ownership’ not on table Yale First Nation chief willing to talk to Sto:lo Robert FREEMAN Black Press


Yale First Nation Chief Robert Hope says he’s willing to talk with Sto:lo leaders to ease their concerns over the treaty that will effectively give the small band control over the lucrative Fraser Canyon fishery. Hope said the Yale people are willing to talk about an agreement to work out access to fishing sites in the canyon claimed by some Sto:lo families, but would not consider a “shared territory” agreement as suggested by Sto:lo Nation leader Joe Hall. “We don’t own the river, but we do own the land,” Hope said in a telephone interview Friday. And as owners of the land, he explained, the Yale people must manage it to ensure its highest and best use. “The way I see it, this is the very reason we entered the treaty process, to govern our land,” he said. So, access is on the table, but shared ownership is not. However, Sto:lo leaders say they have ample evidence to back up their claim to the land, but federal and provincial negotiators have ignored it to date. Further, the Sto:lo claim the

proposed treaty violates the B.C. “They’re trying to do through treaty process and the comple- the back door what they couldn’t tion of “shared territory agree- do through the front door,” he ments” before final settlements said. are signed because at that point The issue is not an “over-lapthey become constitutionally ping” land claim, he added, but “a protected. Sto:lo village that’s attempting to Hall also suggested in an ear- get a treaty” that gives it the abillier interview that it is “morally” ity to determine access to an area wrong for federal and provincial that he said “belongs to all Sto:lo.” negotiators to give control over But Chief Hope adamantly the canyon and other sites sacred denies the Yale people have any to 10,000 Sto:lo to links to the Sto:lo, the 150 members with their own disof the Yale First “They’re trying tinct language and Nation. practices. to do through the cultural Hall predicted The Yale band was “violence and back door what “lumped” into the bloodshed” during they couldn’t do Sto:lo tribe by Engthe fishing season, through the front lish government ofif no solution to the ficials as a matter of door.” dispute is found, convenience, he says. and that the Sto:lo Hope also said Sto:lo Nation would “never” Yale beach was not leader Joe Hall included in treaty accept any thirdparty’s control talks, for the express over culturally significant areas, purpose of giving the Sto:lo - and like cemeteries and Transformer any others - access to the river. sites. “We purposely did not negoti“It’s not a fight with the Yale, ate for (Yale beach), so the Sto:lo it’s a fight with the government,” could still come up and exercise Hall said in an interview Monday, their right to fish, the right they after taking the Sto:lo case to B.C. say they have,” he said. Aboriginal Relations Minister The federal fisheries departMary Polak. ment continues to issue licences

to the Sto:lo to fish in the canyon area, he added, and “will not stop doing that, regardless of the treaty.” But on the land, Chief Hope said the Yale intend to manage access to protect it from careless campers, and to ensure the safety of his people – and others camping in the area. “We want to make it totally clear the Yale territory will not be a haven for bad people like thieves and drug dealers, because where there’s fish in the summertime, there’s money, and where there’s money there’s alcohol and drugs,” he said. Hope said he was disappointed by Sto:lo leaders’ talk of violence because it could send the wrong message that they condone such acts. Hall said he is “agreeable” to talk again with Sto:lo leaders, but felt his “best option” might be to talk to individual Sto:lo about their concerns. “The Yale First Nation and myself, we’re agreeable to talk to Sto:lo leaders again, if not we’ll talk to grassroots people,” he said. “All they want to do is fish and look after the fish in the traditional manner.”

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Accidental calls plaguing 911 The RCMP is trying to reduce the number of accidental 911 calls it receives. The Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment 911 Operations Communications Center (OCC), located in Chilliwack, received a total of 48,558 calls, of which 5,193 were abandoned. Over half (53 per cent) of those abandoned calls were generated from mobile devices, as more and more people are primarily using wireless technology as means of communication. This facility offers a centralized service to a combined population of 237,550 people in vast region with Boston Bar to the north, Manning Park to the east, 264th Avenue to the west and all of Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope including Cultus Lake. The manager of the Upper Fraser Valley OCC, civilian member Shelly Mercer, said OCC members spend a significant amount of time tracking abandoned 911 calls. That time is exponentially longer for police officers on the road attempting to follow up. Operators are required to call back dropped calls to determine whether they are real emergencies. If the operator is unable to reach anyone, attempts to locate the caller is the next step; then a police officer is dispatched to verify physically. Determining the location of a cell phone dropped/abandoned call requires much more effort. It means contacting the cell service provider to obtain subscriber information, obtaining their GPS

coordinates and then dispatching police to the location. Putting it in perspective, Mercer explains that “police officers are taken off the road for hours each day just to respond and verify abandoned calls. That precious time could be spent on investigating more serious offences and responding to real emergencies.” Mercer said there is no data on how each community compares to another. Education is the key and Mercer said operators attempt to explain to callers what is considered an emergency. New technology informs 911 operators if a call has been made, even if the caller hangs up before the phone rings. “It pops up on our screen,” she explained. Operators and officers alike are asking the public to stay on the line if you accidentally call 911 and simply tell the operator there is no emergency. The operators will appreciate you saving them the time. Additionally, pick up the phone when you receive a callback after accidentally dialing the emergency line. This will avoid having a police officer knock on your door. Other useful tips to eliminate accidental dialing of 911 include: T Removing your mobile phones and wireless devices from your pockets while you are driving or in a car to avoid accidental “pocket dialing”. T Removing 911 from your programmed speed dials whether on your mobile phone or land line.

Thursday, June 2, 2011, Hope Standard A3


Slide strikes Sunshine Valley Kevin MILLS Black Press


A landslide last Thursday afternoon crashed down on four residences in the Sunshine Valley. No one was hurt in the incident.

Geotechnical crews are busy working in the Sunshine Valley after a landslide crashed down on several homes last Thursday afternoon. Trees, mud and other debris slid into four residences, one of which was occupied at the time. No one was injured in the incident which occurred at about 5 p.m. RCMP were on scene and performed a tactical evacuation on the homes – 15211 Cedar Blvd., 15171 Cedar Blvd. and 15131 Twig Terrace. The fourth address was unavailable. Patricia Ross, chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD), quickly signed a declaration announcing a local emergency and issued the evacuation notice. Dennis Adamson, a FVRD board member representing Electoral Area B, toured the slide site by helicopter. “It’s devastating. It’s hard

to find words to describe it,” said Adamson. Two of the homes received light damage, but Adamson said the worst hit home happened to be the one which was occupied. “There was a lady from the Philippines in it ... she was lucky to get out.” Tareq Islam, the FVRD’s director of engineering was on site Monday and said the investigation is still ongoing. He said the landslide was 225 metres long and about 25 metres wide at the start. The width grew to about 75 metres by the time it stopped. While no official cause has been determined, Islam said there was light rain and snowfall the day before and an underground spring located nearby. Homeowners will not be allowed to return to the residences at this time, due to instability. Only one home is a permanent residence while the other were seasonal properties.

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Bike To Work Week may officially end on June 5, but that won’t stop Bud Gardner from keeping active. The owner of Gardner Motors says he rides his bike to and from work every day in the summer. “I’m a fair weather cyclist,” he said, adding he lives about a mile-and-a-half away and sometimes goes home for lunch on his bike. “I do it for the exercise ... and it’s less boring than working out on a treadmill.” He said everyone should stay active in some way.

Student’s body recovered from lake With calm waters and weather, the team spotted the man’s body 24 feet down. A team of five members from the URT assisted with the recovery. The coroner’s office attended and determined foul play is not suspected. The body was transported to the Royal Columbian Hospital for an autopsy. Confirmation of cause of death has not been determined. Neither the man’s name, nor the name of the group he was with, is being released to the public until police notify the next of kin. There were approximately 16 young


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adults, all of whom were foreign exchange students, who were together at the lake when the incident occurred. Four or five of the students were on the floating dock when the man entered the water. “The early stages of the investigation point to the young man being unable to swim,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “It’s a really sad accident and very upsetting for the people who witnessed it.” The RCMP would like to urge anyone who is around the water to wear a life jacket or another approved flotation device.

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A 24-year-old male foreign exchange student drowned in Hope’s Kawkawa Lake last weekend. His body was recovered Monday morning by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT). The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when the student from Kenya entered the water from a floating dock approximately 70 feet from the beach area. When he failed to surface, Hope RCMP were called to the scene. The initial search turned up nothing. The next day, at approximately 9:35 a.m., URT recovered and removed the man’s body.

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New look for hospital Kevin MILLS Black Press

Fraser Canyon Hospital’s emergency entrance is going to be safer and more efficient, according to Catherine Wiebe. The site director at the hospital, Wiebe led a large delegation of dignitaries on a tour of the new renovations. “It’s been a lot of work ... the staff have been really patient and are thrilled with the improvements,” said Wiebe. Before the renovations, there was no way to control who came in and out of the hospital in the late hours. Now that security doors, a new entrance way and other features have been added, conditions will be better for patients and doctors. “Staff are now better able to help patients,


Catherine Wiebe, site director at Fraser Canyon Hospital, examines the new automatic doors that were part of a $400,000 renovation to the emergency entrance.

rather than provide traffic control.” Heather Cook, executive director of the hospital, said staff embraced the new project and even offered input on how it should be designed. MLA Barry Penner was on hand, calling the

hospital improvements a good cause. “It reinforces to people in the community that this hospital will be here for a long time,” said Penner. That has been an ongoing fear for some citizens. “Over the years we’ve

had concerns that the hospital was not supported by Fraser Health,” said Hope Mayor Laurie French. He called it a well-run community hospital that also serves the needs of visitors and the surrounding area.

Liberals to cut HST Tom FLETCHER Black Press


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The B.C. government is promising to cut the harmonized sales tax rate by two percentage points over the next three years, and issue $175 rebate cheques for each child and lower-income senior this year. The program is aimed at persuading voters to keep the HST in a mail-in referendum that begins in June. If the HST survives, the first one per cent rate cut would take effect July 1, 2012. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said the changes mean the average B.C. family will see an overall tax reduction of $120 a year when the HST rate reaches 10 per cent. The HST currently costs the statistically average household an additional $350 a year, although there are wide variations among actual households. Falcon acknowledged that some families would continue to pay more until 2014. If a majority of voters opt to keep the HST, current low-income rebates would continue to be paid, and $175 transition cheques would go to parents for each

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Mayor Laurie French holds the microphone as Yvette John, Chawathil First Nation, participates in the bridge ceremony. (Below) A host of dignitaries, special guest and members of the public came out to watch the official opening of the new Kawkawa Lake Bridge on Friday. The official ribbon cutting was made by (from left to right) Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Hope Mayor Laurie French and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner.

wider – allowing vehicles to pass easier – and higher, reducing flood risks. “It’s going to be a boon for development on the east side,” said French. As part of the opening, both MLA Barry Penner, Chilliwack-Hope, and new MP Mark Strahl, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon were on hand. “On a day like this, I’m glad I’m not the environment minister anymore,” joked Penner about the downpour of rain which started just before the ceremony. He told the crowd he was asked to “go to bat” for a new bridge about three years ago and was happy to see the project complete.

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After years of debate and planning, the new Kawkawa Lake Bridge was officially opened on Friday morning. A host of dignitaries and members of the public came out to celebrate the event, which took place on both the new and old bridges. “This project has been on the books for quite a while as maintenance costs were rising and safety issues were more frequent, said Hope Mayor Laurie French. “It’s a project that has been on the desk of a lot of different mayors, it’s been long time coming.” While final costs have not been calculated, French said the bridge will cost Hope taxpayers far less than the $3 million share originally discussed. The project was financed with the federal and provincial governments, with each party provided one-third of the funding. The decision to build the bridge was a controversial one from the start. “There are people who are attached to the old bridge, because of the movie First Blood,” said French. The film that launched the Rambo series was filmed in Hope and the old bridge played a prominent role. But despite the sentimentality, a new bridge was needed. The new structure is

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Less reason to axe the tax Is a two per cent cut to the HST sufficient to keep the tax reform measure alive after June’s referendum? The B.C. Liberals are hoping so. Announced Wednesday, along with annual rebate cheques for each child and low-income senior, the “fixes” mean all income brackets will be better off under the HST than with the old provincial sales tax structure, according to finance minister Kevin Falcon. The current low-income rebates would continue to be paid, and $175 transition cheques would go to parents for each child under 18, and some seniors as well. Single seniors earning up to $40,000 a year would get the entire $175, and a partial payment for incomes up to $43,500. Senior couples would receive $175 for a combined income up to $40,000 and a partial payment up to a $50,000 income. The measures do remove much of the argument against the HST, albeit over three years, with the first one per cent cut occurring in July of next year. Including the rebates, the impact of the HST will be largely negated for the income brackets ostensibly least able to absorb an additional tax burden. And according to the government, the statistically average family will see an overall tax reduction of about $120 per year when the HST rate reaches 10 per cent.In the meantime, the HST has the potential to do what it was intended to do, which is to boost the economy by reducing costs to business, and encouraging investment and job creation. It makes little sense to return to an antiquated, multi-layered tax system – other than to “punish” the government for the manner in which it rolled out its tax reform policy.To do so might yield superficial satisfaction for some, but eliminates the prospect of long-term economic benefit for all. - Black Press

Selling HST to the ‘me’ generation B.C. VIEWS Tom Fletcher Even if all you care about is your own wallet, the harmonized sales tax just became an offer you shouldn’t refuse. Premier Christy Clark promised a “bold” fix for the HST, and she delivered. For months I have been arguing that the only way to overcome the wave of rejection caused by the panicked introduction of the HST is to offer a rate cut. I expected one per cent. Now if you vote to keep it, a second one per cent reduction will be largely financed by reversing some of the B.C. Liberals’ business tax cuts of recent years. It not only sweetens the deal for consumers, it’s great politics. First, let’s look at it from a selfish, short-term perspective, the

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way some readers loudly remind me they view the world. If you vote next month to go back to the provincial sales tax, the 12 per cent PST-GST on goods that you probably didn’t notice before will continue. If you have kids under 18 or are a senior living on less than $40,000 a year, you will be saying no to a $175-per-person bonus cheque. If you only care about yourself, you won’t care about the loss of HST credits to the poorest people in B.C. You won’t care about the province repaying Ottawa’s transition fund, or rebuilding a B.C. sales tax department to force business to convert their billing systems again. You won’t care about the competitive advantage given to Ontario, unless it costs you your job. When the B.C. government of the day has to cut services to pay for this disastrous reversal, you’ll


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denounce them for doing what you told them to do. You will get the government you deserve, which may include a PST extended to restaurant meals or haircuts, because the money has to come from somewhere.

“It would be nice if the NDP-Fight HST crowd were concerned about the wave of retiring baby boomers that is starting to wash across the country.” When Clark’s HST “fix” was unveiled, it was the NDP’s turn to panic. They have painted themselves into a corner, and now face the prospect of arguing for a return to an archaic sales tax with a higher rate. And once again, Bill Vander

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Zalm and Chris Delaney tour B.C. in their Fight HST conspiracy clown car, refueled by $250,000 of public funds to campaign in the referendum. Their campaign of fear and ignorance is encountering heavy resistance at university and college campuses, however, as tax experts fact-check their claims on the spot. (They’ve added “rallies” in an effort to keep fear alive.) Delaney still raves about Europe being the cause of all this alleged human misery with their insidious Value Added Tax. Vander Zalm continues to mutter about a plot to establish world government through carbon taxes and the HST. It would be nice if the NDPFight HST crowd were concerned about the wave of retiring baby boomers that is starting to wash across the country. But they’re not. There are changes happening now in the B.C. economy that

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1960s socialism and 1980s populism are not equipped to handle. The living standard of our children is going to be determined by how we deal with our aging, globalizing population, and this is one reason to understand a shift to consumption taxes. Fourteen months ago, I wrote that more U.S. states are joining Washington, Hawaii and others with sales taxes on services as well as goods. Robert Kleine, treasurer for Michigan, explained it this way: “The basic thing is that we need to update our tax structure. We’ve got a 20th-century tax structure based on a different sort of economy. The tax base doesn’t grow as the economy grows.”


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Why can’t Dix be more positive? B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix is so consumed with his own political ambitions that he refuses to admit that anything good could possibly happen unless he is at the helm. So why doesn’t he show that he has something positive rather than saying “no” to everything proposed

and then putting down the Government. Why doesn’t he show that he can engage in dialogue and build consensus rather than behaving like a spoiled child? When politicians devise strategies, the goal should be to move the us forward, not to move their own ca-

reers forward, keeping us in limbo. Christy Clark has some good ideas and Dix could contribute to making B.C. more prosperous for everybody. But he chooses not to participate in a meaningful, but rather by throwing wrenches in the works and

spoiling the cream for everyone else. I can not help but shake my head as the Premier comes up with another good idea after another, particularly the amendments to the HST, proving that when the politicians put the good of the province before the

Committed to clean I am one of many Fraser Valley residents who was very grateful when the provincial government took steps to permanently shut down the natural gas-fired Burrard Thermal generating plant in Port Moody. Burning non-renewable fossil fuels in a confined airspace like the Lower Mainland is not good for anyone’s lungs let alone for our children’s lungs or for those of people who suffer from asthma.

But now that a new technology has been developed that can extract natural gas locked in massive shale rock deposits (providing an abundant new supply of relatively cheap natural gas), I fear natural gas-fired power plants similar to Burrard Thermal and Sumas II could resurface in this province and reverse the progress we’ve made in cleaning up our air. I would therefore like our elected officials to recommit to clean

energy development, because burning natural gas to generate electricity is simply not necessary when we have so many alternative energy resources in this province that can do the job better and do it cleanly and renewably. Staying on the clean energy path is something our children and grandchildren will thank us for someday. Marney Hogan

Oil quest is ‘madness’ I always thought Santa Claus owned the North Pole. But it seems I was wrong because Denmark is about to lay claim to the continental shelf around Greenland and the Faroe Islands, including the North Pole. Canada, Russia, Norway and the United States have also made claims to the Arctic, driven in large part by untapped oil and gas reserves estimated to make up 30 per cent of the world’s undiscovered resources. Ironically, access to these untapped oil and gas resources has been made possible by an unprecedented melting


of polar ice caused by global warming. In other words, the carbon dioxide we’ve released in the past through the combustion of oil and gas has now made it possible to access even more oil and

gas resources locked beneath the Arctic seabed. There surely must be when the effects of past consumption are so plainly obvious in the melting of polar ice. Donald Leung



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gas which will, in turn, add even more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and cause even more global warming. Tell me there is not some sort of perverse madness at work here in the quest for the oil and

I was shocked to learn that the Australians are among the world’s worst per capita carbon polluters despite having numerous renewable energy resources they could be tapping into. In fact, over the past 50 years, as Australia’s overall energy use grew more than 10-fold, coal power use increased by 1,200 percent. Over that same period, Australia’s percentage of renewable energy as an electricity source dropped. In 1960, for example, 19 percent of Australia’s electricity came from renewable energy sources, but by 2008 only seven percent came from renewable sources. Could B.C. be headed in that same direction? Could an increasing reliance on coal power be in the cards for us? It’s a possibility considering that B.C. has become a frequent net importer of coal power, despite our province’s untapped abundance of renewable energy. I don’t know at what

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point British Columbia ceased to be capable of producing enough renewably-sourced electricity for our own domestic consumption, but with electricity demand in this province projected to increase by as much as 40 per cent over the next 20 years it’s clear that we need to start preparing for our future energy load instead of continuing to lean on imported coal power. Jesse McClinton

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Crossword Puzzle #556


55. Stage decoration 58. Large bird 1. Ridicule 60. Jeweler’s glass 6.Powder ingredient 10. Military installation 62. Lost 63. Ed Norton’s domain 14. Heaps 64. Baby hooter 16. Sorrow 65. Mote 17. Sills’s offering 66. Small mallet 18. Sum 19. Candidate’s concern 68. Dinghy support 70. Calm 20. Sleep 73. Dancer’s jump 21. According to 74. Petal-puller’s word 22. Lions and tigers 24. Daryl Hannah film 77. Russian ruler 78. African nation 26. Brit’s fuel 82. Tribal medium 27. Barbecue site 84. Withered 29. Bellowing 85. Boring tool 32. Horrible 86. Matador 34. Priest 38. Jacob, Sacramento, 87. Lowest male voice 88. Orderly or tree 89. Stair post 39. Incapable 40. Enlighten 41. Endeavour 44. To the left, matey 46. “____ to Joy” DOWN 47. Stickum 1. Daytime TV fare 48. Be nosy 2. Advance 49. Auricular 3. Hound’s trail 51. Piece of corn 4. Common ailment 53. Winter neckwear

5. Duelist 6. Turkey type 7. Bird feature 8. Skipper’s diary 9. Mane 10. Drive-in movie attendees 11. Bounded section 12. Young lady 13. Garden walk 15. Now, to Welby 16. Refuse responsibility for 23. Attribute 25. Lab tube 26. Wall unit 27. Baby boxer 28. Female voice 29. Collected sayings 30. Decompose 31. Get too big for 33. Frightening 35. Bishop’s territory 36. “Mayberry ____” 37. “____ of the Tiger” 42. Aquatic rodent 43. Chest muscle 45. Mythical bird 48. Skulk

50. Not suitable 51. Dangerous curve 52. Finished dinner 54. Lily species 55. Bristles 56. Kind of room, shortly 57. Tibetan ox 59. Best wishes 61. Hawker, to some 65. Convey (off) 67. Certain diet adherent 69. Gigantic 70. Nature’s bandage 71. Poet Pound 72. Lectern 74. Merganser’s kin 75. Jack rabbit 76. Organic compound 79. Tinge 80. Eastern ruler 81. Tennis necessity 83. “____ You Lonesome To-night?”

Answers for puzzle 555 Crossword can be found on page 7 of this paper

Gas prices less volatile Drivers vexed but pain at the pump may have peaked Jeff NAGEL Black Press

Gas prices won’t hit new record highs this summer and are instead likely to ease from current levels, according to a petroleum industry expert. Calgary-based energy analyst Michael Ervin said the peak likely came and went when retail gas prices in Metro Vancouver briefly touched an average of $1.42 a litre May 11. In Hope, on Tuesday, local stations were charging just under $1.27 per litre. This year’s run-up in gas prices has fueled a new round of pump pain and anger from motorists demanding to know why gasoline is back at near-record levels when crude oil is far below its previous peak. “This illustrates what we’ve been saying for a long time – crude prices are really a terrible indicator of pump prices in general,” Ervin said. Crude oil makes up a little under half the overall cost of gasoline, which he noted is a commodity in its own right that fluctuates according to its own supply-and-demand dynamics. It may seem like pump prices move in mysterious ways, but a look at the recent price history shows gasoline has actually been much less volatile than crude. Retail gas prices in Metro Vancouver came close to $1.50 a litre in the summer of 2008 just as crude oil prices peaked just below US $150 a barrel. As the global financial melt-

Motorists are tired of paying high gas prices when filling their vehicles. Industry experts are now saying the cost of filling your car should ease down.

down and ensuing recession deepened, oil plunged all the way down to $32 a barrel. But gas prices here didn’t fall to 32 cents a litre – they stopped around the 78-cent mark in early 2009. On the way back up from the bottom, crude has likewise moved up faster than gas. From the trough to the recent $112 a barrel peak in April, crude oil has more than tripled. If gas prices had really risen in lockstep with crude, we’d have been paying $2.70 a litre by May. “Back in 2008, when crude prices were high we saw similar gasoline prices to what we see today,” Ervin noted. “The reason gasoline prices weren’t higher then is because inventories of gasoline were very high and kept the retail price of gasoline down in relation to crude oil at that time.”

Ervin was referring to the “crack spread” – the difference between what refiners pay for crude and can charge for the gasoline they make, depending on market conditions. In 2008, the crack spread was almost zero thanks to the glut of gas supply, but he said it’s considerably more now. He doesn’t label the current profit margins excessive, but instead says drivers were getting a very good deal three years ago when gas prices weren’t rising as fast as crude. “Consumers actually got about a 15-cent-a-litre break.” Demand typically surges in the spring when more drivers take to the roads, resulting in refiners enjoying a wider crack spread until more refinery capacity can be cranked up, usually stabilizing pump prices by June.

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HOROSCOPE FOR THE WEEK OF JUN E 2-8, 2011 ARIES: You feel young at heart and you are chomping at the bit to take up some new challenges. You have luck on your side. TAURUS: You feel very active at the moment, and you love having lots of things to do, all at the same time. You will soon see how to make better use of your time. GEMINI: The influence of Venus brings you the urge to please, but you can do things things that are beneficial for both yourself and for others. You have a great deal of magnetism at the moment. CANCER: Try to avoid making comparisons. Rather, think about what is good in your life, and you will see that everything has the potential to change for the better. LEO: Saturn causes you to see the importance of reason in understanding certain things, and its futility in understanding other things. You’ll be astonished when you see this clearly. VIRGO: There are some urgent financial matters that you need to settle. When you have done this, you will see just how liberating it was for you. You will feel like you are starting life afresh.

JUNE CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: June 8 Kim Clijsters June 9 Johnny Depp

LIBRA: Mercury causes you to want to better understand your friends and to love talking with them. It’s very important for you to know in which direction you are heading, even if certain things cannot be explained. SCORPIO: You are beginning to take your place in the world and to claim what is your due. This is a good thing, and you will derive some extraordinary benefits from it. You mustn’t make yourself too unhappy by thinking of past situations that left you unfulfilled. SAGITTARIUS: You have a great capacity for work. Because of the Sun’s influence, other people will have increased confidence in you. You are able to manage your life very well this week. CAPRICORN: Pluto causes you to feel things very differently at the moment. You need to prove what you are capable of, in a profound way. AQUARIUS: Don’t lose time and energy doubting how precious you are to the people who love you. You will soon have extraordinary proof of this, and it will leave you feeling great. PISCES: You have a great sense of devotion. This week, you are very kind to people who are in need of your empathy. You are able to experience everything in a wonderful way.

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Good as gold at Skills B.C. Electrical wiring student takes top prize at skills competition With one gold medal dary School, and then under his belt, Univer- transferred to Sardis sity of the Fraser Val- Secondary where he ley electrical wiring graduated in 2005. He student Morgan Cox spent two years conmissionary is heading to Quebec ducting with the hopes of mi- work in Argentina, then came home and ning more gold. Cox, along with se- started working with veral UFV trades stu- a local electrical condents, won top honours tractor. He now lives in at the recent Skills B.C. competition — an an- Chilliwack and is just nual event where tra- completing his first des and technology year of a four-year apstudents are tested in prenticeship program, timed competitions, but says he will chalputting their skills to lenge his second year practical use. Cox,who because of his work exgrew up in Hope, won perience, and hopes to gold in the post-secon- do his third and fourth dary electrical wiring year in one combined school year. competition The amU F V ’s bitious stuDean of dent has Tr a d e s “I like the no plans to and Techelectrical trade stop there. nology Harv Mc- and it can lead to He hopes one day to Cullough a steady job.” work as a says that Morgan Cox physicist Skills and expects B.C. is an he will reimportant, final test for the turn to UFV after a trades students as they few years of working to complete their school earn a physics degree. “I realized in my class year. At the April event, there were more that the things that rethan 330 students from ally interest me the all over the province most have to do with who participated in 40 the molecular makeup different categories. To of objects. compete at Skills B.C., “I can see myself doall students had to win ing electrical work all at earlier regional com- my life and being happetitions. py, but I’m also thin“We are proud of all king there is so much our students and their more to explore and a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s ,” learn about, and I like says McCullough. the whole area of quan“Winning medals at tum physics.” the Skills B.C. compeHis electrical witition shows that our ring instructor Rod students have learned McLeod is not surpriwell and are ready to sed Cox has big goals. work in their chosen He describes him as a industry.” go-getter and is sure he For Cox, who has will do well, whatever a couple of year s of career he eventually work experience under selects. his belt already, com“It’s not an easy completing UFV’s Electri- petition, as the whole cal Wiring certificate idea of the Skills B.C. is program is a measu- to test the students and red step in a carefully to see exactly what they thought-out career can do,” he explains. plan. “B.C. generally does “I like the electrical well in these competitrade and it can lead tions because we train to a steady job, so I our students extremely thought I might as well well and the record of go and get my red seal success for B.C. stuand get something of- dents is very good.” ficial under my belt,” While in Quebec, Cox will be tested he says. Cox, was homes- against other postchooled until Grade 10, secondary trades stuattended Hope Secon- dents.

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Morgan Cox, an electrical wiring student at the University of the Fraser Valley, took the gold medal during the Skills B.C. competition.

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HST REFERENDUM JUNE 13 - JULY 22, 2011 Elections BC is administering the 2011 HST Referendum. To vote in the referendum, you should know the following: ■ an HST Referendum Voting Package will be mailed to each registered voter beginning June 13 through to June 24, 2011.

■ ballot packages must be received by Elections BC, a Service BC Centre or an Elections BC Collection Centre before 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2011. Locations are listed on the Elections BC website at or call 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free). ■ HST Referendum Voting Packages are provided in English. Translations of the materials will be available on the Elections BC website at Ballot

■ voters who do not receive an HST Referendum Voting Package may request a package until midnight (local time), July 8, 2011. Call 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free). ■ voting packages will include a ballot and instructions on how to vote and return your ballot package. ■ you can vote if you are: ■ a Canadian citizen ■ 18 years of age or older on July 22, 2011 ■ registered as a voter in British Columbia, and ■ not disqualified by the Election Act or any other enactment from voting or be otherwise disqualified by law

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Mom’s best recipes SUBMITTED BY: SARAH IRWIN

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins INGREDIENTS • 2/3 cup sugar • 3 tbsp vegetable oil • 3 tbsp peanut butter • 1 large banana mashed • 1 large egg • 1 tsp vanilla

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¾ cup flour ¾ tsp baking soda ¾ baking powder ¼ cup 2 % plain yogurt 2 tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips 2 tbsp white chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS Combine sugar, oil, peanut butter, banana, egg & vanilla in a bowl and mix until well blended. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda & baking powder then add to batter. Mix until well blended, stir in yogurt and chocolate chips. Place in muffin tin that has been lined with paper cups. Bake for 15-18 min at 375 F

Here are some of the great recipes submitted in our Mother’s Day Contest. Try them out for yourself. They may become one of your favourites as well.

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Chicken Casserole

Salmon Pie

Crumb Cake

INGREDIENTS • 1 lg tin salmon or other fish • 1 tbsp highly seasoned meat sauce • 1 oz butter • 1 onion

INGREDIENTS • 2 cups flour • 1 cup sugar • ¾ margarine • 1 cup sour milk • 1 tsp baking soda

WHAT TO DO In greased pan put: 1 cup rice Lay chicken breasts on top of rice. Sprinkle with Lipton’s Dry onion soup mix (about 2 or 3 tbsp). Then add (pouring over top) 1 tin cream of chicken soup mixed with 1 cup of water. Cover with lid or tin foil. Cook 1 to 1 ¼ hours at 350 F




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1 ½ lb mashed potatoes ½ cup milk 1 tsp finely chopped parsley Salt

DIRECTIONS Chop onion finely & boil in milk in a covered pan for 20 minutes. Stir in the flaked fish (bones removed). Rub potatoes through a sieve and stir into the fish/milk. Add butter, salt and parsley and meat sauce. Mix all ingredients well. If necessary add a little milk. Pour into a pie dish, and sprinkle the top with bread crumbs. Dot with butter and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 min.

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1 tsp cloves 1 tsp cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup currants or raisins

DIRECTIONS Mix sugar and flour, add margarine and rub to crumbs. Put some aside for topping. Dissolve baking soda in sour milk and mix with crumbs. Blend in the rest of the ingredients. Spread in greased 8” square pan. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake at 350 F for 35 – 45 min



Gruene Borscht

Jumbo Raisin Cookies

WHAT TO DO 1 cup pot barley uncooked 2 tsp salt About 4 -5 cups of cold water Couple pieces of Canadian bacon Bring to a boil then turn heat right down and simmer about 1 hour. May have to add extra water as barley absorbs a lot of water Add: 1 bunch chopped fine, washed green onion ½ bunch washed, chopped, fine parsley (about 1 ½ cups) Fresh dill chopped ( about ½ cup) 1 pkg 300 g chopped/washed frozen spinach. Boil together till soft. Add fresh ground pepper about ½ tsp. 4 potatoes peeled and diced, boil in salt water till done, not too much water When cooked can put it all into the soup with the water included. Add 2 tbsp of chicken powder stock or Knor cubes then add 1 L buttermilk. Can add a bit of creamo which will make it a richer soup. Hint: To keep the soup from curdling, add some of the hot soup to the buttermilk then pour it all into the hot soup.

WHAT TO DO Add 1 cup water to 2 cups raisins. Boil 5 minutes and cool. Cream 1 cup butter. Add 2 cups sugar, 3 eggs and beat well. Add 1 tsp vanilla, the cooled raisin mix and 1 cup chopped walnuts. Sift together 4 cups four, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 1½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp nutmeg and ¼ tsp all spice. Add this to the raisin mixture and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes


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Chuck Wagon Pepper Steak

She is the lucky winner of our Mother’s her’s Day Draw. Faye wins a Bistro Patio set taurant courtesy of Hope Rona, a Joe’s Restaurant ging & Lounge gift certificate and a hanging on. basket courtesy of Flower’s in Motion.

INGREDIENTS • 1 round bone arm chuck roast or • 1 tsp marjoram boneless round roast, cut about 2” • 1 bay leaf, crushed Marinade: • 1 cup wine vinegar • 2 tsp unseasoned meat tenderizer • ½ cup oil • 2 tbsp instant minced onions • 3 tbsp lemon juice • ¼ c. peppercorns, coarsely ground • 2 tsp thyme DIRECTIONS Sprinkle meat evenly on both sides with meat tenderizer (use no salt), pierce deeply all over with a fork, place in baking dish. Mix marinade ingredients, onions through lemon juice, pour over & around meat, let stand at room temp. for 1 to 2 hours, turning every 30 minutes. When ready to grill, remove meat from marinade, pound half the crushed peppercorns into each side. Grill to a rich brown on rack set about six inches above hot coals, turn and grill until meat is done as you like it. Time will depend on heat of the coals and distance of meat from the fire bed, but it should average at least 15 min. on each side for rare.

Thank you to all the people who submitted recipes.




Overnight Buns

Spaghetti Casserole

WHAT TO DO 1 pkg yeast with ½ cup warm water

Summer Coleslaw Dressing

INGREDIENTS • 1 lg tin of spaghetti with tomato sauce • 1 lb hamburger • Mushrooms (optional) • 1 cup tomato juice • 1 lg onion

Beat 2 eggs, ½ cup sugar, 3 – 4 tsp salt, 1 cup oil, 4 cups cold water. Add 15 – 16 cups of flour. Mix around 5 pm. Cover and leave until 11 pm. Shape into buns. Put in pans or cookie sheets. Bake the next morning in a 425 F oven for 15 – 20 min

• 1 10 oz tin peas • ½ cup cheddar cheese cubes ¼ inch size

DIRECTIONS Brown hamburger and onion. In 1 qt casserole. Layer spaghetti, meat mixture and peas, starting and ending with spaghetti. Top with cheese cubes. Pour tomato juice over top. Bake for 1 hr at 325 degrees.

INGREDIENTS • ½ cup mayonnaise (Hellmann’s preferred) • 1 cup plain yogurt (1% or 2%) • 1 tsp rice vinegar • ¼ cup sesame oil

• 1 tbsp paprika (or hot chili powder for spicy taste) • Pinch salt & pepper • 1 – 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil or 1 tbsp dried basil

DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients in a jar with tight lid and shake well. Dressing can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days. Before serving, sprinkle coleslaw with chopped cashew nuts.

Sweet and Sour Spareribs WHAT TO DO Cut the spareribs into small pieces. Dredge with flour sprinkled with salt and pepper. Put some oil into a fry pan and brown the spareribs on both sides. Make the following sauce: 1 cup water ¼ cup ketchup ½ cup vinegar ½ cup brown sugar 1 tbsp. soy sauce Drain the fat from the spareribs you have browned and add the sauce over the ribs. Cook or simmer for 1 hour. If the sauce is runny you may add some corn starch to make it thicker. (You may have to double the sauce.)


Dark Fruit Cake INGREDIENTS • 1 cup butter • 1 ½ cup brown sugar • 2 cups flour • 6 eggs, separated • 1 tsp cinnamon • ½ tsp cloves, nutmeg & soda

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1 lb currants 1 ½ lb raisins ½ lb dates (optional) ½ lb mixed peel ½ lb cherries ¼ lb chopped nuts

DIRECTIONS Cream butter, then cream in ½ of the brown sugar gradually. Beat egg yolks slightly & add creamed mixture, beat till light & fluffy. Beat egg whites stiffly (not dry). Add remaining ½ of brown sugar. Fold egg white mixture into creamed mixture. Sift flour, measure, sift again with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves & soda. Have currants & raisins washed & dried. Add prepared fruits to cake batter. Mix well. Bake in a slow oven 275 F for 3 hours or until done. Make 5 lbs of cake





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Boston Bar celebrates May Day Parade, dancing highlight day-long festivities Saturday was May Day in Boston Bar and residents came out in full force to celebrate, watch the parade, see the crowning of the new May Queen and enjoy the traditional May Pole dance. Event organizer Shirley Crow said the 84th annual event was another success. “Everyone who was out there has a good time, we always do,” said Crow. However, cool, windy temperatures and periods of rain may have affected attendance. “We were down a bit from last year.” Crow and her group of about 30 volunteers have been working since March to stage the event. Parade Winners: As part of the annual parade, several awards were handed out, including: Q Best decorated car or truck – Citizens on Patrol. Q Best decorated float – The Royal Party. Q Best costume – Shirley Crow. Q Best marching group – The Maypole dancers. Q Best bike – Joseph Thomas. Q Best whatever – Citizens on “poop” patrol – Nathan O’Donahey.

Boston Bar’s annual May Day celebration took place last Saturday with the crowning of the new May Queen, Richelle Roche (top left) and the traditional May Pole Dance (top right). The day-long festival kicked off with a parade, led by event organizer Shirley Crow (left) in a horse-drawn carriage. There were may different motorized vehicles in the parade, and three-year-old Nola Rose (bottom right) took a donkey for a quick stroll. PHOTOS BY KEVIN MILLS

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Walking for a cause June 12


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The 2011 Scotiabank MS Walk, will take place in Hope on June 12. This marks the first time that Hope has hosted the event, which has taken place throughout the province for more than two decades. In the past, area residents have had to travel to Chilliwack or Abbotsford to participate, but event coordinator Deanna McIntyre, of the Fraser Valley Chapter of the MS Society of Canada, decided it was time to expand. “Our chapter goes all the way from 264th Street (Aldergrove) to Boston Bar ... but we’ve never hosted an event in the Eastern area of our chapter,” she said. By bringing the walk to Hope, McIntyre believes it will attract new partici-

pants. “If you live in Boston Bar, you may not want to drive to Abbotsford or Chilliwack. But you would go to Hope.” While smaller than most host communities, McIntyre said Hope has all the resources needed to run a successful event. While she doesn’t know exactly how many people will take part, online registration has picked up the past week. ‘We don’t have huge expectations for the numbers, we just want to host a successful event.” The 5 km walk begins at Memorial Park a loops around the town, ending where it began. The event starts at 11 a.m. with check-in beginning at 9:45 a.m. McIntyre said the walk is wheelchair accessible – it takes place completely on paved routes – and, for those who are feeling




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Participants of the Abbotsford MS Walk enjoy a sunny stroll, while raising funds for a good cause. On June 12, Hope will host its first MS Walk.

energetic, you can make it a 10 km run, by doing the loop twice. Participants can register ahead of time by Vvisiting www.mswalks. ca or by calling 1-877746-9331. Registration will also be accepted on the morning of the event. Adults who bring in

donations totaling $125 or more will receive a Tshirt (kids 12 and under will also receive a shirt if they raise $35 or more). Other prizes will also be available. Donations can be handed in at the check-in table prior to the walk. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often

disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms may include vision disturbances such as double or blurred vision; extreme fatigue; loss of balance; pain; depression; speech problems; bladder and bowel problems; short-term memory problems, and even paralysis.

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Bev Rudance performed the official ribbon cutting to start this year’s Hike for Hospice event on May 29 at Hope’s Memorial Park. Rudance performed the ceremonial start in memory of Mike Rudance, a hospice volunteer who passed way last year. In all, 170 participants took part in the hike, raising approximately $9,400 – a new record. DEB ROMANO THE STANDARD


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We would like to thank all of our sponsors of this event • Blue Moose Coffee House • Canyon Automotive • Car Guys Automotive • Cheyenne Sports • Envision Financial CU • Erica Press • First Class Waste Services • Fraser River Rafting • Gardner Motors • Graphic Smarts • Hell’s Gate Airtram • Hope Auto Body

• Hope & Dist. Chamber of Commerce • Hope Brewing Co. • Hope Pharmasave • Hope Signcrafters • Hope Standard • Hub International Barton Insurance • Jamie Davis Towing • Joe’s Restaurant & Lounge • Kal Tire • Lordco Auto Parts • MuscleWorks Gym

• Owl’s Street Café • PapAndreas Greek Taverna • RE/MAX Nyda Realty Hope • Rona Home Centre • Sasquatch Sign Co. • Shaw TV • Star FM • The District of Hope • Valley Helicopters • Wiens Manufacturing • 89.5 The Hawk 6_11T_SMS2_4967790

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Sunday Celebration 5:30 pm

888 Third Ave.

“Helping people take one step closer to Jesus...”

949-3rd Ave. • 604.869.5524


Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Corner of 5th & Fort 10:30am Morning Worship & Children’s Sunday School

Pastor Jim Cornock



Downtown Hope July 1 in conjunction with the Classic Car Show


SATURDAY MORNING Study Hour 9:15 a.m. Worship Hour 11:00am Prayer Meeting - Tuesday, 7pm

Pastor Caleb Bru 604-869-0668

94.1 FM

590 Third Ave.

Reverend Wilda Cottam SUNDAY SERVICE 10am

“United We Sing:” 1st Wed. of the month, 1:30pm


A Passion for Christ And His Kingdom SUNDAY WORSHIP: 10:30 AM FREE STORE TUES/THURS 3:00-4:30 PM

Northwest Harvest Church

888 - THIRD AVE.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Hope Genealogy Club: Join like-minded folks to search for your ancestors Friday, June 3 10:00 AM Canyon Golden Age Club Christian Women’s Club Interdenominational Prayer connection: Enjoy coffee and scones while praying for world peace, guidance for community leaders and for health and happiness for family and friends. Thursday, June 9 9:30 AM The Kehler’s 604-869-8420 hopecwc@hotmail. com Plant/Yard Sale

Fundraiser: Plant/Yard Sale fund raiser for Hospice, call Shelley at 860-7713 or Kelly at 869-8278 if you would like to donate, plants or household goods for this event. Saturday, June 11 9:00 AM Kawkawa Lake 66462 Summer Road, 604-8607713 shelley.voje@


2011 Scotiabank MS Walk: Join the fun of the Àrst ever MS Walk to take place in Hope. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sunday, June 12 11 am. start (9:45 a.m. registration) Hope Memorial Park

Fraser Canyon Hospital - Fraser Hope Lodge Auxiliary: General meeting. Auxiliary members raise funds to bring comfort and support to the patients and residents of both the hospital and lodge.

Yale and District Ratepayers Meeting: General meeting for the public. Last meeting before our Summer hiatis! We take July and August off for meetings see you in September ! Monday, June 13 7:30 PM Yale and District Community Center 604-863-2381

Monday, June 13 1:00 PM Hospital Conference Room 604-869-3517 Great Escape Birthday Fun and Cake Sale: Come and celebrate the 35th birthday of Christian Women’s Club in Hope. SpeakerPatty Tyson from Chilliwack; Travel tips by Suzann Schonberger and a sing-a-long with local gals Michelle Chisholm and Suzanne DeGroot. Thursday, June 16 9:00 AM Kimchi Restaurant Raye @ 604-8698420 hopecwc@hotmail. com

National Aboriginal Day Festival: Come visit the Hope library tent at the big celebration in the Park! Prizes, giveaways, and more! Tuesday, June 21 2:00 PM Memorial Park 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl. Fiddle Lore: Denis Leclerc, Àddler, balladeer, storyteller, is French Canadian Metis and an experienced musician and storyteller. He has been able to capture people’s imaginations in almost any setting from dim Àresides to festival stages. Wednesday, June 22

7:00 PM Hope Library 604-869-2313 Summer Reading Club 2011 Early Bird Registration: This year’s Summer Reading Club promises to be the best ever! Magicians, awesome critters, pirates, and musicians will entertain Club members at events throughout July and August. Contest! Prizes! Fun! Come on, Savour Each Word. Reading is delicious! Tuesday, June 28 10:00 AM Hope Library 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl. Magician Peter Rooke: Hope

Library presents our Summer Reading Club magician! Peter will perform at the opening day of Storytime in the Park. Great fun for the whole family! Register for the Summer Reading Club at this event and be prepared for a summer of fun! Tuesday, July 5 10:00 AM Memorial Park 604-869-2313 deb.ireland@fvrl. To enter your event in our community, arts and entertainment, or sports calendar go online to and enter your event’s details under the calendar tab.

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Skagit Valley Provincial Park One of the best dry fly streams in the province Explore the diverse ecosystem within the Skagit Valley. Read more about this on page 17 of the 2011 Experience Hope magazine,or check it out online at

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Riding for Gerry Desjardins to participate in two-day, 236-km event to help fight cancer Barry Stewart Hope Standard

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Hope resident Nichole Desjardins will be cycling in the third annual Ride to Conquer Cancer, June 18 and 19. The journey begins in Cloverdale and ends in Redmond, Washington. Desjardins works in Harrison Hot Springs and is taking part in the Ride to Work challenge as part of her training. She estimates it will be about a two-hour ride each way.

upcoming events at the rec centre Dive-In Movie Friday

Red Cross CPR-C and AED

Date: Friday, June 3 Date: Sunday, June 12 Time: 6pm-8pm Time: 10am-4:30pm Cost: $3.25/person Age: 15 yrs+ All ages welcome! Cost: $75/person 1005-6th Ave, Hope, BC • 604-869-2304 “Best Ice in BC”

RetroRoller Skating Party

Coming Friday, June 24th School’s Out Teen Dance! Advance tickets on sale June 10!!

Date: Friday, June 17 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Hope Cost: $5/person – incl. skate rental & District A great family night out! Recreation & Cultural Services website: • email:


An invitation to take part in a two-day international bike ride may have ignited a new passion for a local sports enthusiast. Nichole Desjardins says she heard about the Ride to Conquer Cancer from a childhood friend, Pam Fjeld. “We grew up together, two houses apart in Saskatchewan,” said Desjardins on Sunday. “She signed up for the ride, as her father – who happened to be my godfather – was battling prostate cancer at the time but has since passed away. She was looking for donations and after giving it some thought, I decided the best way I could support her would be to ride, hopefully, beside her. She has participated in the Penticton Ironman, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep pace. I’m thinking this is a time when my Irish, Scottish and French blood mix, which equals stubborn and determined, might come in very handy!” Desjardins has lived in Hope for almost four years, though she spent many winters, starting in 1991, working at Manning Park. Now, she works as a massage therapist at the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel. This is the third year of B.C.’s version of the nationally organized cancer fundraiser. The B.C. ride covers 236 kilometres over two days. It starts in Cloverdale on June 18 and ends in Redmond Washington on the 19th. It’s a longer distance than Desjardins has ever covered, so she wants to be well prepared for it. Another displaced Flatlander, Shelley Empey, heard about Desjardins’ entry in the big ride and offered to loan a road bike for a few months. “The bike was given to Shelley by a good friend of hers who is into triathlons, so I have no doubt that it’s of good quality and has the experience on the road,” said Desjardins. “I know it will carry me through. “I wanted to make sure I liked road cycling first before purchasing my own bike, as they start at around $800 and go up from there. The highest I’ve seen is around $8,000. “I’m no Lance Armstongette though, so a decent road

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bike I’d be looking at would be $1,400 minimum – and that’s just the bike. All the gear that goes along with it adds up in a hurry as well.” Desjardins’ ride is a Kona Kapu, with highpressure tires no wider than a bottle cap. Sharp rocks and glass are no friends of a road biker. “I’m planning on carrying extra tubes for sure,” said Desjardins. “I already learned that lesson a couple of weeks ago when I found myself walking my bike back from the old Nicomen Creek campsite, up the Hope Princeton.”

Somehow, Desjardins training runs have been able to work around the wettest days of this record-setting spring. She recently got in her longest ride yet – to Harrison Mills and back, without much of the wet stuff. “It was 108 kilometres and it took me 4:45,” said Desjardins. “It was quite the kicker, going up Mount Woodside, standing on the pedals all the way. Quite a hoot on the way down, too. I love the rush of wind in my hair.” She’ll be taking part in the Bike to Work Week challenge, riding from Hope to Harrison Hot Springs and back

on her work days. Monday was Desjardins’ first cycling commute. “It will probably be just over two hours each way,” she predicted. Last year’s B.C. ride raised $9.2 million, from just 2,252 riders. It’s serious business — and each rider is required to bring in a minimum of $2,500, after an entry fee of $50. “I thought I’d have trouble raising that much,” said Desjardins, “but people were very generous and I’ve already raised that much. I sent out e-mails to 90 or so family and friends and they were very supportive. “I’ve known many

people who have been affected by cancer in some way or another. Currently, it really hits close to home with my brother-in-law back in Saskatchewan, who is battling lung cancer. He is a real inspiration. “I’m doing the ride to honour my godfather, Gerry Fjeld and I don’t know how else to help my brother-in-law. I’m just hoping that enough money is raised for research that they can prevent others from going through it.” Desjardins is part of a three-rider team that includes Pam and her friend Margot. They’ve called themselves “Gerry’s Drive.” Online donations can be made up until June 17 by logging onto the site. A tax receipt is issued for donations of $10 or more.


Josh Ogren of Coquihalla Elementary School, won the Grade 4 Frizbee toss at the School District 78 elementary school track and field meet held at Kent Elementary. Ogren’s throw travelled just over 30 metres.

Helen Sherman will be watching the Stanley Cup Finals on a Samsung 40” LCD Flat Screen TV Helen Sherman shown here with Maureen Shaw from Hope Sears is the winner of this year’s Hope Standard Playoff Pool. Helen won with help from her son Travis.



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In the road to the Stanley Cup final, these finalists were all tied with the least incorrect selections in rounds 2 & 3. The winner was determined by random draw.

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









Franziska Wittmann passed away at Fraser Canyon Hospital on May 20, 2011 at 89 years of age. Born in Hungary in 1921, her early life was marked by the vicissitudes of the politics of Europe. After a period of deportation to Russia, she managed to rejoin her husband and young daughter who by then were refugees in Germany. But it was Canada that they embraced for its stability and opportunity to resume their life as farmers. In 1980 they moved from Saskatchewan to retire in Hope, where their garden and grandchildren became their pride and joy. Franziska was predeceased by her husband Matthias twelve years ago. She is survived by two daughters, Theresia (Andrew) and Anna (John); five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren to honor her memory. If you would like, donations can be made in Franziska’s memory to Fraser Canyon Hope Hospice Society (604)860-7713. Special thanks to Dr. Greggain and the staff at FCH, also to the friends who visited her faithfully.



WHUNDAS!!! Did you graduate from Westsyde Secondary School in Kamloops, BC in 1991? If so, we are looking for you! Please contact Beverly at: so we can invite you to the 20 year reunion in July 2011.



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March 1, 1913 to May 19, 2011

ROEBUCK, Leslie James Born Sept 23, 1959, passed away May 15, 2011 We say goodbye, with heavy hearts, to a wonderful, son, brother, husband, father and friend. Les was predeceased by his brother Allen Roebuck and father Tom Roebuck and is survived by his mother, Rose Roebuck, his wife Wendy Coghill-Roebuck, his sons Trevor(Victoria) and Andrew, and daughters Denise and Jamie. Also his siblings, Tom Roebuck (Teresa), Lyle-ann Roebuck, Gary Roebuck (Sheila), all his nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Les touched the lives of many people throughout his life, both professionally, and personally. Les’s family would like to thank everyone for all their love and support during this difficult time, and a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at St. Paul’s ICU, for their respect, care, and compassion. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Grace Baptist Church at 1:00 on June 18th, with a tea to follow.

Hallie Tritt passed away peacefully at Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope at the age of 98. She was born and raised in Blackfoot, Alberta and later attended high school in Lloydminster before moving to Edmonton where she completed her training as a Registered Nurse at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in 1936. Later that year she married Jack Tritt and in 1937 they moved to Vanderhoof and settled six miles east of town on Sackner Road where they farmed and raised their family. In later years they began to spend their winters in Hope and would return to the farm each summer. After Jack passed away in 1988, Hallie continued to return to Vanderhoof each summer to grow her vegetable garden and catch up with her family and friends. Hallie is survived by her children, Lawrence (Donna) Tritt of Vanderhoof, Anne Tritt and partner, Svend Lojstrup of Vancouver, Dorothy (Peter) Quanstrom of Hope and Marg Tritt of Burnaby, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. S. Christie and the staff of Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope for their care of our mother.


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KOLTHOF, Eleanor Mrs. Eleanor Cecelia Kolthof passed away in Hope, BC on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the age of 73 years. Eleanor is survived by her loving family: husband, Gerben; daughters, Monica Kolthof, Teresa Kolthof and Connie Ennis; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Isadore and brother, David Doerksen. A Traditional Service was held on Friday, May 27, 2011 at Mountainside Funeral Home Chapel. A Reception followed the Service at the Grace Baptist Church Hall. A donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada in Eleanor’s name would be appreciated. You can call 1-877-413-7970 ext. 225 or online at The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at the Fraser Canyon Hospital “You did an outstanding job looking after our Mom, and Dad’s wife”. Please feel free to send your condolences to the family by email to:



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DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. 1-800-961-6616. MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126.





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HELP WANTED! A Post Secondary Student is required to start immediately through ‘til August 28. Must be taking post secondary education in the Arts, Business Administration or Social Services area. Duties will include working in the Arts Council office and with children at The Art Machine. Wages are $10/hour. Contact Diane at 604-869-3400 or drop resume off at the Arts Council Office 349 Fort St. Hope, B.C. “Funding for this position provided by Service Canada.”



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TWO POSITIONS: PERMANENT FULL-TIME The District of Hope is seeking two dynamic individuals to fill two vacancies in the Public Works Department as an Operator. Both positions require an experienced Operator within the District of Hope assisting the Public Works Foreman in achieving an efficient operation of the Public Works Department through the reliable performance of Operator duties. This is primarily a heavy equipment operator position with the operator being capable of operating a full range of heavy equipment in the installation, repair and maintenance of District infrastructure and must have utilities digging and grader experience. An Operator will also assist the Public Works Department in the maintenance of parks, boulevards and cemeteries or in the construction and maintenance of District roads, water, sanitary and storm drainage systems, landfill, and facilities. An Operator may be expected to learn or have the willingness to acquire E.O.C.P. certification in water distribution and wastewater collection. Assignments and responsibilities are peformed under direct supervision in accordance with established routine. Performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Foreman. Applicants must have completion of Grade 12 or equivalent and must be in possession of a valid Class 5 BC driver’s license with air endorsement. A copy of the complete job description is available at the District of Hope office during regular office hours. The wage for this position will be the current CUPE rate as per the Collective Agreement. Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume and a letter of application, marked “Confidential” to the attention of: Mr. Maurice Wutzke, Director of Operations, District of Hope, P.O. Box 609, 325 Wallace Street, Hope, B.C., V0X 1L0 Fax: 604-869-2383 by 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2010. Applications can also be emailed to The District of Hope wishes to thank all applicants for their interest and advises that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 6_11T_DOH2_4963387

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work & Paid Surveys is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today,

KITCHEN / HOUSEKEEPING AIDE casual employment opportunities, could lead to permanent position for the right applicant, must be available weekends, “friendly work environment” call Judy (604)869-9805 or apply in person to: Park Street Manor 555 Park St. Hope BC LS McLELLAN TRUCKING is looking for OWNER OPERATORS with min 5 years experience. SIGN UP BONUS must have clean abstract, FAST card or passport. Steady year round work. Fax resumes 250-4172982 or call Ken at 250-417-2988 Email

RECEPTIONIST / CUSTOMER SERVICE Our expanding business requires a Part - time receptionist with a positive attitude. Good knowledge in word and excel would be assets. Forward resumes to

SUMMER DOES NOT MEAN LABOUR $9 - 20/hr Marketing + promo company looking to hire + train a few outgoing people to work. No sales. F/T, 18+. Going back to school? Not a problem! Scholarship program available. Call Destiny at 604-777-2194

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KAWKAWA LAKE RESORT is looking for 1 full-time & 1 part-time office position. Responsible for reservations, bookings and retail sales. Apply in person to Kawkawa Lake Resort, 66427 Kawkawa Lake Rd. Ask for Marilyn.




Required immediately for our twenty seven year old well established Lower Mainland Company with a large fleet of cranes and boom trucks. You MUST have a ticket and be experienced with a class 1 driver’s license. We offer a great work environment and the opportunity to succeed.

If you would like to join our team, please e-mail: or fax: 604-599-5250 No calls please. DOOR Pro is looking for an experienced commercial installation and service person. If you know commercial sectional and rolling doors, motor openers, underground parking gates, slide and swing gates, we would like to talk to you. Door Pro is customer service focused and is looking for people that are good technicians, good with people and take pride in their work. If you want to join a great group of door people, email your resume to, or fax 604-5728960. Questions? call Mike at 604597-4040. WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: Fax: 306-634-8389


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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459


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WILF CARTER and many more oldtime country music favourites. CDs, DVDs. Free 48 page catalogue. Music Barn, Box 3160-h, Markham, ON L3R 6G5. Toll-Free 1-800-984-0047.



MOULDING,FLOORS,DOORS and More!!! Ultra LOW builder pricing on Moulding,Laminate and Engineered Flooring,Interior and Exterior Doors.Public Welcome.I would have to double and triple my prices to match the big box stores. Monday to Friday 7:30-5:00,Sat 9:00-5:00 Unit #106 6448 148 Street,Surrey 604-889-2840 SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT



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FIREWOOD, seasoned, cut & split, $130/cord. $25 delivery. Call 604860-5225


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







American Cocker Spaniel pups, p/b CKC registered, health tested, champion parents. $1000. Email: for info view: AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, bluehealer puppies, born April 26.,vet checked, 1st shots, working parents, $550. Call (604)860-4400 Beautiful Golden Retriever Pups-1st shots. Dewormed. Farm Raised. Avail June 4th. $575: 604-463-9841 BICHON/YORKIE-X 10wks vry cute vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, 1 male 1 fem. $550/ea (Sry) 604-580-2186 BLACK LAB puppies, 4 M. 2 F. Family raised, ready to go. $350. Phone (604)703-1388. (Chilliwack) BORDER COLLIE pups. 1st shots & worming. Ready to go. Both parents to view. $450. 604-782-8571 BOSTON Terriers CKC reg Vet ck 1st shots Rep Breeder avail now 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 BOXER PUPS, (white) M/F, micro chipped, dewormed, shots, good family dog. 604-463-4602 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 COCKATIEL, Two females. Comes with large cage. $200 obo. Call 604-763-6912 ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIELS CKC reg puppies. Champ lines. Tails docked, vet checked, 1st shots, guaranteed. Home raised, well socialized. Ready June 12. $1200 250-392-1440 GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls KITTENS 8 wks. old, 2 long hair, 1 short hair tabbies, litter trained, well socialized. $30/ea. 604-533-3954. LAB RETRIEVER PUP, yellow, female $400. 1st/2nd shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups & adults. Choc., white & other colors. Non-shedding. If you need companionship call 604-820-9469

• Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 Avail • 10 year warranty Retail $1,399! Liquidation $560 incls. taxes. Call: 604.807.5864 MATCHING SOFA & LOVE SEAT, coffee table, end table, large 8” wide x 6’6” entertainment/ wall unit. All excellent shape. $500 takes all. Call (604)869-5983 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX.



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 1-866-981-6591. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. 1-800-765-8660.



A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 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


INSULATOR collection wanted. Telephone & Railway types. Prefer a large amount. 250-539-2031

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 40” High Piano, Henry Herbert by Mason Rich - needs tuning. $500/obo. 604-531-9842


603 HOPE

6 +/- Acres. Subdividable into 2 parcels. Union Bar Road.

Call Garry King for details 1-800-830-7175

BUILDING SALE... “”Rock Bottom Prices!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953



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



*10.5% Targeted ROI Paid Monthly • Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more... contact Jarome Lochkrin 778-388-9820 or * Historical performance does not guarantee future returns.

Get your trees or tree removal done NOW




Puppies: German Shepherd Cross, shots, dewormed. Free Vet Check. $150/obo. 583-6123/ 604-537-5254


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


PRESA CANARIO pups, $700$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525

ALLSYS IT, new computer sales & service. 604-869-3456 or



NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or


Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390




AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

HOPE BOOKKEEPING - Certified Professional Bookkeeper providing full service bookkeeping for small businesses (604)869-3903



The Lemare Group is currently seeking a grapple yarder operator, hook tender, and chaser for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: or fax 250-956-4888.


ALL aspects of home and yard repairs and maintenance, including painting, plumbing, carpentry, pressure washing, pruning, landscaping and clean-up. 25 years of experience. Contact Rick at 604-8697663 HOME $ENSE - Reno’s / Repairs Kitchens, bathrooms, basements, decks etc. Call for an estimate. 604798-8480. PRECISION EXTERIORS, roofing, siding, windows, doors and more. WCB insured. Call (604)750-8025


The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: or fax to: 250-956-4888.




Slumberlodge Motel 250 Fort St. Hope

The Lemare Group in Port McNeill requires a payroll clerk/accounts payable to join our dynamic, fast paced environment. Your skill set should include strong organization, effective time management, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, computer literate and accounting knowledge. Please fax resumes to 250-956-4888 or email:




NEW heat pump, new roof, new windows, and new laminated wood floors. Close to schools, airport, golf courses, college, ski hill Please call (250) 334-6768




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

NEW SRI Single, double, modular homes. Glenbrook 604-830-1960. REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES to be moved, 1974-2008, Glenbrook 604-830-1960

WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or We will beat ANYONE’S price!!



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



50% CO-OWNER SOUGHT for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 604-669-2248

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

NEW PRICE: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599.


2- s/s R.V. lots for sale at Emory Creek Private Campground - Hope area - hydro - water hook-ups campfires ok - 24/7 caretaker - enjoy all the outdoor activities -$29,500 each 604 588-7416 or


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley





4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake!

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

Lakeshore living At it’s Best! LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit





For Rent in Kings Court. $580./mo. Heat & hot water incl. Air conditioning & balcony. D.D. and Ref’s Required. Seniors preferred. Avail July 1.

Call 604-869-0932 LEAVE MESSAGE HOPE,

BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

2 bdrm apt., adult oriented complex, 5 appliances, newly reno’d, electric heat, N/S, N/P.

ONLY $729,000:

Call (604)869-9402 or 604-869-1432

Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends! 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398 Email: For more details

WEBSITE: Listing # 26628

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

2 Bedroom apt., downtown Hope, 1 1/2 bath, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, mini blinds, large covered balcony, covered parking, elevator, close to shopping. Avail July 1. Call (604)869-5518

A20 Hope Standard, Thursday, June 2, 2011 RENTALS 706



3 bedroom townhouse, 5 appl., soundproof, radiant heat, blinds, fenced yard, patio, 658 Coquihalla St., sunny side of town, N/S, no dogs, D/D Ref’s req. Call (604)860-5009 or (604)869-6599 or (604)796-0069



1030 3rd Ave.




2010 Nissan Versa 4 dr H/B, full load, 38,100km, wholesale 11,995, exc. cond. (604)793-5520 (5961)


2010 SMART CAR - Passion model. 5000 kms. Black. Automatic. Asking $9000 firm. 604-538-4883.


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



1988 1500 Honda Gold Wing.15,280k. Runs grt, must sell, garage kept, lots of extras $7000 obo (604)316 0528

CALL (604)869-7641


BOSTON BAR, 2 bdrm mobile, 48064 Riverside. $550/mon. includes cable TV. Ph 604-826-1134 HOPE. Small clean 2 bdrm house, located in town. W/D, No smoking. No pets. Refs. preferred. $800/mo. Call (604)876-7704. HOPE,1 BEDROOM CABIN - Cariboo Trailer Park,Unfurnished, F/S and utilities included. Ref’s. Req’d. D/D, must be willing to do criminal record check. Call 604-869-9024 HOPE, 2 bdrm, near rec. centre, References a must. $800/mon. No pets. 604-869-9930 HOPE, 34’ travel trailer with large pull outs private yard, situated on large private acreage, very clean, ref’s required, suitable for one person. Avail. immed. Call (604)8699990 HOPE

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

NO PETS! No Smoking 604-869-9402 or 604-869-1432 SILVER CREEK, 4 bdrm house, large yard, garage, avail June 1. $1100/mon + DD. Call Stan @ 604835-4259

INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888593-6095.




Agassiz All Storage


• Storage units • Secured parking for recreational vehicles, boats, commercial vehicles & equipment • Long-term discounts

7651 Industrial Way Agassiz, BC Ph: 1.604.796.5577 •

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

1989 Triple E Regency Class C 28ft, good condition, low mileage. Would make a great summer home. $10,900 If interested Call John at 604-796-8905 or 604-793-8593

1997 MIRADA 30QB


1990 CADILLAC Allante convertible white, “rare”, 2 seater, 155,000 kms Must sell. $6,900. 604-309-4001 1995 BUICK Regal Gransport, 2 dr, 178K, leather, new starter/battery, well maint. $1,500. 604-814-2474 1997 BUICK PARK AVE loaded, leather, heated seats new brakes & tires, private. $4900. 778-565-4230 1998 Neon, exc cond in & out, mech well-maint, airc’d 2yrs, asking $2500. Call (604)858-2905 2000 FORD MUSTANG - 187,000 KMS. Fully loaded. No accidents. 5spd. $3200: (778)344-0027 2000 LASABRE LTD. All options, certified. Grand Touring. pkg. 124K Spotless. $5900 778-565-4334 2000 MALIBU, only 93,000 K, 3.1 L mtr., auto, air, good cond, $2,900 obo. Call (604)751-5786. 2003 BUICK LeSABRE Custom. 107,000 kms, 1 owner, no acc’d. Bronze mist metallic. Very well maintained. Power passenger seat, loaded with power accessories. $5,495 obo. 604-859-5433 2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, loaded, showroom cond, 47K. $31,000 obo. 604-805-4545


RVs, boats & mini storage


14’ FIBERGLASS HURSTON DEEP V. 45 HP, Mercury Mainer. Full canopy, new seats, anchor, down riger, life jackets, (seen no salt water), good trailer. Very clean & maintained. $3,750. obo. 604997-3113 aft 5 pm. ALUM. BOAT WANTED 10 12 or 14’ with our w/o motor or trailer. Will pay cash 604-319-5720.

(Crystal River Ct)

computer, end table, track lights, vases, paintings & more

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper

31’ length overall 3 burner stove, microwave, awning, A/C & more. $19,995 (Stk.21461B) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 2005 Cougar 29’ slps 6, 2 slides, exc cond.,1994 Citation 28’ slps 6, exc cold. (604)824-7949 / 703-6689

2006 NORTHSHORE 30ft Travel trlr dble 36” slide w/rear bunk beds full load $19,900. 604-819-3803

2007 Starcraft Centennial 3612 tent trailer. $10,500. obo. Every option available. 604-853-1448 2008 NASH 22 GQ, Q. size bed, fully loaded, like new, must sell, $16,500. (604)850-1684/ 866-2179



1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194 1988 Chevrolet 1500. 305 V8. Automatic. Very good condition. $3500 OBO. 604-853-1352 (Abbotsford) 1993 FORD FLARESIDE s/box, 5 spd, 5L, alarm system, $3200 obo Call for info & pics (604)832-0435 1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500 obo. Phone (604)463-2507 2002 CHEV VAN Commercial vehicle, A/C, 100K, interior like new AirCared, $8300/obo 604-598-0405.



$ 50

A Mama Burger for only $150 One coupon per customer please. Not valid with any other promotional offer. No cash value. Welcomed at Hope A&W Restaurant. Price plus tax. Coupon valid June 2 - 8, 2011

Open 6:30 am. • 1175 - 4th Avenue 604.860.4446

Sat & Sun, June 4 & 5 10 am - 3 pm Household items & kittens KAWKAWA LAKE

65465 Skylark Dr. HOPE

510 Fifth Ave

Sat & Sun, June 4 & 5 9 am - 5 pm appliances,


Sat., June 4 8 am - 4 pm Different variety of items from our last sale! SILVER CREEK

19844 Peter St

Sat. June 4 10 am - 2 pm

Any representative with a valid interest in the Upper Fraser Valley Manufactured Mobile Homeowners Association with regards to fees paid during the period of 2006 and 2007 please contact:

1988 PACE Arrow Motorhome Class A 38’, 83,000 miles, 4 new tires, solar panel, generator, add-aroom, 2single beds, lrg bath/shower asking $12,500/obo. 604-850-3732.



Sat., June 4 9 am - 1 pm

Corner of 5th & Fort

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

HOPE, rooms for rent in downtown Hope, $350 - $420, good for singles, N/P, N/S, good refs. Call 1 (604)307-8988


#3-65367 Kawkawa Lk Rd

265 7th Ave


CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

1997 HONDA PRELUDE, 2 door, auto. Aircared. 187,000 kms. Good shape. $3900. 604-308-4349. 1998 VOLVO V70 Wagon, maint. up to date. All options you need. 187kms. $5198. (778)241-3315 2001 Hyundai Tiburon. Exc. cond. 2 door coupe, silver. Manual shift, fully loaded. $4500 obo 604-826-7128





Hope Pentecostal Assembly





AM/Fm/CD/DVD & LCD TV, outside shower, power awning, enclosed-heated tanks. $29,995 (stk.28865) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644





$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309

HOPE, Retail Space available, 591 Wallace, 4 units, starting at $400/mon +hst, incl heat, water & garbage. Call Rob @ 604-869-9763

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





551 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644


Large 2 bdrm apt., oak kitchen, gas fireplace, adult oriented, n/p, resident caretaker. $795/mo. Avail. June 1. 604-860-4559





SILVER Hope MHP, 63961 Flood Hope Rd. MH -Cabins -RVpads , monthly rentals, utilities & cable incl. Call (604)869-1894 or (604)869-8244


2002 Ford Lariat 2500 7.3 turbo diesel, 139,000k, leather, heated, loaded, new tires & batt., cap, exc cond. $19,500. (604)793-3780 2003 DODGE CARAVAN, 7 pass. V6, aircared for 2 yrs. 120,000 kms. $4500 obo. 604-308-4349. 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trax, 2wd, 105km, tuxedo box cover, silver grey, $9500. (604)824-5938

Microwave, 3 burner stove, awning, outside shower & more. $15,995 (stk.30399A)




HOPE Microwave, electric slide, create a breeze fan, awning, counter extension. $16,995 (Stk.30852A) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2010 SMART CAR - Passion model. 5000 kms. Black. Automatic. Asking $9000 firm. 604-538-4883.

F/S, coin laund, cable incl., secure prkg. Avail June 1.

For Rent, better than an apartment, no noisy neighbours, in a quiet senior’s community. A 1 bdrm furnished mobile home with all appliances. Ref’s req. N/P, N./S.


2007 HONDA Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr, grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no accid, $10,500. 604-793-3819.




2009 Honda Civic, 36,000k, orig owner, mint cond., very nicely equip., $16,900. (604)858-6590

1 Bdrm apt. $550 Cabins $550


2005 HONDA Civic, auto, 2dr, No accidents, great cond. 230kms, lady driven. $5800. (778)855-6037

HOPE, T/H, sunny side of town, 1 block from schools & golf course, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, 2 parking spots, 5 Maytag appliances, N/P, $825/mon. Avail. July 1. Call (604)826-4900


Coquihalla Courts


CLAYTON 2 br bsmt suite $875 , N/S N/P all util w/d. Resp. persons 604 839 3678


Sat. June 4 9 am - ??? 2 HOUSEHOLD SALE assorted items

Lots of stuff!

INVITATION TO TENDER (PW-2011-01) PAVING PROJECT - SILVER CREEK This project will include the following: • Mill / Repave 3500m2 x 80 mm depth • Traffic Control • Line Painting (Temporary) • Approximately 130 yards of millings to the Pollution Control Center 2.3 kms away • Approximately 100 yards of millings to the Public Works Yard 3.3 kms away • Note: The total m2 may vary depending on tender price in order to stay within our allotted 2011 paving budget dollars This project must be completed by July 8, 2011. The project area is approximately between Yale Road and Owl Street on Flood Hope Road. Interested proponents can view this project on June 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Contact: Ross Blackwell 604-869-2333. Responses are to be submitted in writing on or before 1:00 P.M., June 23, 2011, to the attention of: Maurice Wutzke, Director of Operations District of Hope, 325 Wallace Street, PO Box 609 Hope, BC, V0X 1L0 Fax: 604-869-2383 Email:

Submission Details a. Two (2) copies of the responses are to be in sealed envelopes or packages marked with the Respondents Name, Title and marked “Invitation to Tender PW-2011-01”. b. The District reserves the right to cancel this Invitation to Tender for any reason without any liability to any proponent or to waive irregularities at their own discretion. c. The District reserves the right to reject any or all tenders and to accept the tender deemed most favorable to the interests of the District. d. The District will not entertain any claims for costs related to the preparation and/or presentation of the invitation to tender. e. The District is NOT contractually bound to any matters until such time as the District has negotiated a separate contract that is totally independent of the Tender process. The complete Invitation to Tender document is located on the District of Hope webpage at under the Governance Tab; scroll down to the left side of the screen and click on “Documents”. Also copies are available for pick up at the District Hall office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. 6_11T_DOH2_4960974

Hope Standard Thu June 2 2011  
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