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Ho, Ho, Ho, Home For Christmas

Town rallying around Todd By KELSEY KLASSEN Aldergrove Star

Santa Claus and his helpers were the highlight of the “Light Up Aldergrove” Christmas Parade through downtown on Saturday evening. Big crowds turned out for the day’s family oriented events and lined the streets, bundled up in heavy coats and blankets, to view the 50 floats in the evening parade. See inside this issue for more photos and features, as well as our Aldergrove Christmas gift shopping guide. See also video of the “Light Up Aldergrove” Parade at: www.aldergrovestar.com HARRY HUNT PHOTOS

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“Todd is going for chemo.” That simple statement, exchanged between friends in September while waiting for their girls to get out of school, has sparked months of fundraising efforts within the close-knit community of Ross Elementary. Renee Barrett, mother of a small, hardworking West Abbotsford family, had no idea that allowing two women at her eldest daughter’s school in on her heartbreaking news would amount to an outpouring of support over the past few months. Upon learning that Renee’s husband Todd had been diagnosed on June 23 with Stage 4 cancer, fellow parent Lara Rempel and grandparent Gloryann Houle realized the seriousness of Renee’s admission and were motivated to take action on behalf of her young family. They organized a series of fundraisers through the school, including a Ford Drive One 4 UR Community test drive event that raised several thousand dollars at the start of fall. With Todd hospitalized again and unable to work, the duo are now reaching out to Abbotsford residents for help. “They truly are such wonderful people,” said Houle. “If the tables were turned, Todd and Renee would be doing whatever they could to help someone in need. They are both strong, courageous, loving people. They won’t ask for help.” The outdoorsy couple, both in their late 30s, are long-time residents of Abbotsford. Todd, formerly of Merritt, moved here in 1991, and Renee from Aldergrove a few years later. Together for 15 years and married for nine, they spoke of always wanting a family, and are blessed with daughters Macie, 6, and Chase, 3. When asked to talk about her husband, Renee’s first response was to tell of his love for their daughters. “Todd is such an amazing father and friend. The girls are so lucky to have such an involved, dedicated and loving father,” said his wife. “The girls are his world and he would do anything for them.” The Barretts, who friends say enjoy camping and dirtbiking, do everything together. The aggressive cancer, so prevalent the primary source is unknown, has only brought them closer together as a family. Diagnosed after Todd found a lump in his neck, the cancer is spreading quickly, according to Renee. He was hospitalized for two weeks in July, but treatment was unsuccessful and he is currently back at the Abbotsford Cancer Centre for additional chemotherapy. While it has been a “very scary, sad time,” their attitude remains positive as they rely on each other for support. “We take it one day at a time and enjoy all the family time we can. The girls are so young … they really don’t understand,” worries Renee. “We pray this one works wonders for Todd.” Renee left her job of 14 years as a care aide for Tabor Home to SEE: Page 3

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In rural areas of Langley, the lack of fire hydrants poses a significant challenge for firefighters. It also means higher insurance costs for residences and businesses. Now, following a rigorous documentation and training process, the Township fire department has earned a Superior Tanker Shuttle Service Accreditation from the Fire Underwriters Survey (FUS). This accreditation proved that fire crews can not only quickly transport water to a remote rural area, but also maintain an effective supply as they fight fires in areas that do not have hydrants or are not close to a municipal water network. Residents within the recognized area can expect to save 30 to 40 per cent in the fire protection portion of their home insurance. The good news was delivered to Township council at its meeting Monday. Pat Walker, the Township’s fire chief prevention officer in charge of fire prevention, told council that over the past two years, firefighters and other officials from the department have worked hard to achieve the required flow of 900 litres per minute within five minutes of the first fire truck arriving at the scene of a blaze and maintain that flow uninterrupted for two hours. On Nov. 22, the Township fire department undertook the first round

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Adam is among the bell-ringers hoping holiday shoppers will remember the less fortunate in our community this Christmas by putting some change in the Salvation Army’s kettle drive.

“Caroling Caroling Now We Go!” invites you to join them in singing your hearts out and getting one more load to the Aldergrove Food Bank in time for Christmas. It takes place on Sunday, December 18, 5:30 until 7 p.m., starting from at Aldergrove Athletic Park. For those who missed the caroling on Sunday night, here’s another chance. Wear warm proper footwear, long johns, toques, scarves, whatever will keep you warm. Bring a flashlight for song sheets and wear a seasonal hat. Carol singers will gather at the Athletic Park just before 5:30 p.m., then proceed around the neighbourhood singing and collecting for the Aldergrove Food Bank. Invite your friends and let’s fill our town with some old fashioned caroling fun! ARCHIVAL PHOTOS ON SALE Archival photographs make great gifts and the Langley Centennial Museum can help you with your Christmas shopping. A historic photo of their community, home, or even a family member makes an affordable yet treasured gift, and the museum has over 6,000 photos for you to choose from. First, search the collection at langleymuseum.org to find the image you like. The price of the image depends on the size you’d like, but, as an example, an 8x10 photograph goes for $17, including taxes, so it’s a very affordable gift idea. Contact curator Kobi Christian at kchristian@tol.ca or 604-533-6090 ext. 5007 to order, or if you have any questions. She’ll get the photo for you and call you when it is ready to be picked up.

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Parkside Centennial Elementary in Aldergrove is one of three Langley public schools which are receiving a total of $141,387 in reimbursements for playground equipment. The funding is part of $2.4 million to reimburse Parent Advisory Councils throughout the province

that recently purchased playground equipment with funds they raised. The schools in Langley School District which will receive a playground reimbursement are Parkside Centennial Elementary ($50,000), Uplands Elementary ($41,387) and Willoughby Elementary ($50,000). “From health to team skills, playgrounds are integral to early devel-

opment in students. This funding will help schools make developing these lifelong lessons safer and more fun,” said Fort LangleyAldergrove MLA Rich Coleman. School districts will be reimbursed directly by the Ministry of Education, and will be responsible for ensuring their PACs are reimbursed appropriately.

No tax break for ‘Million Dollar Neighbourhood’ By NATASHA JONES

Winfrey Network Canada. That company, Force Four Production, formed MDM Media to produce Million Dollar Neighbourhood in Aldergrove. In October, producer Keith Giesbrecht told Township council that if film permit fees were relaxed, the company would return the almost $16,000 in savings to the community of Aldergrove. On Monday afternoon, Giesbrecht

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VICTORIA – Attorney General Shirley Bond is coming off another busy week, announcing new sheriff and clerk training for B.C.’s constipated court system. Then Bond joined Premier Christy Clark to introduce B.C. to another kind of sheriff, the former Los Angeles district attorney best known for busting up one of the biggest nests of crooked cops in U.S. history. Richard Rosenthal went on to clean house as independent monitor of police forces in Portland and Denver, and now he takes on B.C.’s troubled police patchwork, which has been losing the public’s confidence along with the courts. Bond’s other ministry, Public Safety and Solicitor General, announced its senior officials had selected the next commanding officer for the RCMP in B.C. It is unprecedented for a province to do that, but as B.C. gets ready to sign a new 20-year contract with the federal force, Bond and Clark are trying to demonstrate that they, not Ottawa, are now wearing the pants in this relationship. We’ll see. As the police and court legs of B.C.’s justice system were being strengthened, Auditor General John Doyle released his latest report on the shaky third leg, corrections. In a masterpiece of understatement, Doyle’s office headlined its news release “Opportunities for improve-

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ment in community corrections.” You have likely heard about the overflowing B.C. jail system, where even segregation inmates are now being doubled up, as the long wait continues for a new jail in the Okanagan. But as Doyle’s report sets out, nine out of 10 convicted adult offenders aren’t in custody. They’re on house arrest or probation, many with courtordered conditions to report their whereabouts, stay away from their victims, stay sober and complete various rehabilitation programs. Many are violent. There are currently 24,000 of them, an all-time high and an increase of 28 per cent in the past six years. As with the jail population, a larger proportion have mental illness as well as addiction. And Doyle found that only about a third of them actually complete the programs they are supposed to take to prevent re-offending. Corrections branch officials say their program for male spousal abusers has a success rate of up to 50 per cent. That’s a pretty good result for an awful crime, the second-largest category of offenders after impaired driving. But that success rate only applies to offenders who actually complete the program. Doyle found several cases where convicted abusers breached their orders to stay away from a spouse, and were

not returned to court. There are undoubtedly more, but B.C.’s 450 probation officers can’t keep all the files up to date, much less punish every breach of conditions. Training hasn’t kept up either – fewer than half of current probation officers have completed the ministry’s anti-spousal abuse course. The NDP deplores all of this and has decades of practice doing so. The part about offenders not completing their rehabilitation reminded me of Dave Barrett in the late 1960s. In his autobiography, Barrett tells how he got into politics because prisoners in B.C. jails weren’t able to complete vocational programs. Barrett was a social worker at the old Haney Correctional Institution. By 1970 he was Opposition leader, demanding that the W.A.C. Bennett government shut down Haney, by then notorious for trades training that prisoners weren’t locked up long enough to finish. Each inmate was costing B.C. more than $4,000 a year, a huge sum wasted, Barrett thundered in the legislature. Today, Doyle calculates B.C. jails cost $71,000 per inmate per year, or $194 a day. Community supervision spending works out to $7 a day. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Aldergrove’s Christmas spirit glowing brightly By ROBIN BANDENIEKS Aldergrove Star

Families and friends enjoyed free hot chocolate and other goodies while Santa Claus made a brief appearance in Aldergrove last Saturday during the annual Christmas parade. Robin McIntosh, President of Aldergrove Festival Days Society, started the parade by announcing the winners of the Christmas Light-Up Decorating Contests. The judges awarded the following prizes: Business Light Up went to The Useable Shop (27173 Fraser Highway). Note: their window display keeps changing as items are sold. Children’s Door Decorating Contest winner was Carter Grainger (with the help of his Dad, Ryan). Walter Levy Home Decorating Contest winners were Scott, Natasha, Kendall, Gage, and Tanner Worsfold at 27792 Pullman Ave. Each winner received a beautiful tree ornament and the Worsfolds will have their name engraved on the perpetual Walter Levy trophy (currently housed at Bob’s Bar and Grill.) The judges also identified three streets as overall “very nicely lit” and well-worth visiting: 27700-block Pullman Ave; 27300-block 34th Ave; and 26900-block 25A Ave. Photographs from the parade are posted on the Aldergrove Festival Days Society Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aldergrove-Festival-Days-Society/

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LETTERS Letters may be submitted via email to newsroom@aldergrovestar.com or fax 604-856-5212 or deliver to 27118 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 3P6

Between a rock...

Honesty, credibility needed Editor: After the recent NDP convention Adrian Dix is rubbing hands at the prospect of forming the next provincial government. Mr. Dix would reconfigure B.C. according to his particular strain of political thought. Any sort of NDP provincial government in B.C. is a frightening thing to consider. Contrary to the cultivated myth, the NDP’s policies would actually harm the poor and middle class. The NDP has not had an original idea since its formation, and the two or three that they hold have proven to be ineffective constructs

to operate a government. They measure social responsibility by the number of government run programs and the amount of money spent on them, as opposed to how many people are really helped. This speaks to the selfrighteous arrogance of the NDP and Mr. Dix, who believe that they have cornered the market on compassion. I acknowledge the public’s bitter resentment of the Liberals in B.C. They have exhibited many of the behaviours of a government in power so long that it thinks that it can get anything past the public.

This contempt was aided in part by an ineffectual official opposition. The general public in B.C. appears to crave some honesty and credibility in a provincial government. In his previous stint here in an NDP government Mr. Dix showed that he has a proclivity for being economical with the truth. People who want to punish the BC Liberals by throwing them out of office would only be hurting themselves. Nobody can afford to have the NDP running this great province of B.C. Tim Opper, Aldergrove

Oh, now I get it... Editor: While Earth’s eco-systems are the last (or near the last) concern on most surveyed Canadians’ minds, the economy and jobs are at (or near) the top. Why do so many people fail to seriously consider, ‘What good is creating or preserving businesses,

jobs and a strong economy when the planet is deathly polluted and people are getting sick and dying because of mass industrial and vehicular pollution?’ Hmmm. Then again, perhaps that said majority would ask me, ‘What good are clean and healthy global

eco-systems when there are no jobs from which people can earn the monies to afford to take a vacation and breathe the fresh air in the lush forests?’ You can’t have one without the other, they might say. Oh, now I get it. Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock

Editor: MLA Rich Coleman says, “I’ve said it clearly - we’re not going to time-of-use (smart meters)... for now.” Please note that there will be an election in approximately 18 months and I won’t be surprised to find out that after the election smart meters will be set for ‘time-of-use’. This government played this game with us back then (HST) and there is no reason to think that they won’t do it again with smart meters. The difference, however, is that in this case, we don’t have the option of a vote. We will be penalized for using this product at a time of day that best suits our needs, late afternoon and evening. Talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place. Debbie Atkinson, Langley

Christmas comes early for Township council By NATASHA JONES Black Press

The bank balances of Langley Township council just got a lot fatter. Mayor Jack Froese’s annual salary leaped by 12.6 per cent, while the stipends of councillors shot up by 19 percent. On Dec. 1, days before they were formally sworn into office, the mayor and eight councillors received an automatic pay increase. Mayor Jack Froese’s salary jumped by almost $1,000 per month, rising to $105,456 from $93,724.

The salaries of Councillors David Davis, Grant Ward, Kim Richter, Bob Long, Bev Dornan, Steve Ferguson, Charlie Fox and Michelle Sparrow rose by almost $7,000 a year to $42,936 from $36,043. The minimum wage rose $9.50 an hour on Nov. 1, giving those at that rate an annual salary of under $20,000 a year, for a 40-hour work week. All members of council either have other jobs or are collecting government pensions. (Fox is a retired Langley School District principal; Froese and Ward are retired

police officers). Based on the remuneration process approved by council in 2006, a review was conducted at the beginning of this year, following a process was started in 2000 when a Remuneration Task Force was established to review and report on council’s remuneration. In August, 2000, council approved the recommendation of the task force that salaries be based on market surveys every three years to determine the 60th percentile of direct pay rates for the jobs of mayor and councillors. The mar-

ket surveys focus on the same six municipalities. In February, 2006, council approved the remuneration process, passing a motion ‘that council reaffirm the implementation of each three-year salary review will commence on the first day of the each subsequent term; and that review be conducted in the first quarter of each election year.’ One third of the salaries are taxfree. Mayor and council typically work 11 months of the year, as council typically holds no meetings in August.

Residents pour in to W.C. Blair wave-pool celebration Aldergrove Star

A quarter century has passed since W.C. Blair Recreation Centre opened its doors and on December 10 more than 500 people came out to celebrate the facility’s 25th anniversary. The Township of Lang-

ley held a public pool party to mark the milestone for W.C. Blair, a unique and innovative facility which features the province’s first wave pool. The celebration included free events and activities, demonstrations, birthday cake, displays of memo-

rabilia, and - of course – swimming in the famous waves. “W.C. Blair has been growing with the community for 25 years and it was wonderful to see so many people come out to enjoy this event, share memories, and look at what the

facility will be offering in the future,” said Township community recreation manager Lesley Visser. “A number of people remember being here when W.C. Blair first opened and now their children are the next generation to enjoy the fun and educational

programs the centre provides.” One of the highlights of the celebration was the unveiling of a mural that was created by local young artists and the Langley Arts Council through a Nothing Without Effort Township grant.

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Dunkley, a Langley City firefighter, died on Jan. 4 from injuries he suffered when he was dragged by a train in Seattle in November, 2010. “He was a valued member of our Langley community and his daily life was devoted to help the people in the community,” Poitras said. “As this project was created to assist those in need on Christmas Eve we have chosen this name. It’s a privilege to honour the life of Ron who is so greatly missed by family, friends and the community of Langley,” she said. Anyone who would like to give to the Ron Dunkley Christmas Stocking can drop off donations at Pastime Sports and Games, 20364 Fraser Hwy. in Langley City. There is more information available on the following websites: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=TJzdB1t_dCc http://www.facebook.com/ OperationChristmasEve http://www.facebook.com/ MyNorthLangley

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Police investigate 11-hour blackout By VIKKI HOPES Black Press

A 37-year-old Langley woman has told police that she awoke at the Bradner rest stop in Abbotsford after a night of heavy drinking in Surrey, and has no recollection of how she got there. The woman said she awoke to find her clothes askew and that she was missing jewelry, her iPod, a cellphone and her identification. Police in Abbotsford are now trying to piece together what happened between the hours of 9 p.m. on Dec. 1 and 8 a.m. on Dec. 2 to determine if a criminal offence occurred. Const. Ian MacDonald

said the woman was drinking in the Central City Brew Pub in Surrey on the evening of Dec. 1, after having arrived via public transit. The pub is located in the busy area near the Surrey Central SkyTrain station. MacDonald said the woman left the pub at about 9 p.m., according to surveillance video that police have reviewed. “We are able to say with a great deal of confidence that she left that brew pub, and she left by herself.” He said the woman has no further recollection of the evening. She awoke at 8 a.m. the next day on the grassy portion of the Bradner rest stop,

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It pays to shop at Otter Co-op!

Prior to joining the administration department at Otter Co-op, Laurel has worked in office administration and management for twenty five years in both the construction and engineering fields, and is very excited to pursue a new adventure in retail. Laurel is previously from the coast; however, had spent the last four years in Edmonton working in Human Resources in the Oil and Gas industry. Laurel returned home to Langley this summer where she purchased a condo. She has been renovating for the last three months and is ecstatic that completion is just around the corner! She is looking forward to returning to a regular workout routine which includes her passion for running. Laurel has a son who is currently attending university to obtain a Bachelor of Computer Science degree. She said she is very excited to fulfill the role of Office Manager and is thrilled to be a member of Otter Co-op. Please join us in welcoming our new Office Manager Laurel Van Brakel. All the best Laurel!

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ASK ABOUT THE STOP THE HUNGER BAGS Once again we will be preparing the Stop the Hunger Bags. These bags are filled with an assortment of groceries for families that visit the Food Bank. We have prepared $5, $10 and $15 grocery bags. These Stop the Hunger Bags are convenient and always much needed by our local Food Banks. The Stop The Hunger Bags are located by customer service in the retail centre. Ask any of our cashiers as they would be happy to assist you. Let’s All Do Our Part to Help the Local Food Bank.

Thank you for your continued support.

Otter Co-op Celebrates

GRAND OPENING AT GLEN MOUNTAIN

BELINDA SHARPE RETIRES AFTER THIRTY-THREE YEARS Belinda Sharpe recently retired after over thirty-three years in the Administration Office. Belinda has witnessed, as well as been a part of many changes during her time with Otter Co-op. When she started at what we refer to as “the old store” it was known as Otter District Farmers Institute. In June of 1979 we officially became a Co-op. One of Belinda’s first jobs was printing, folding and addressing the flyers. This was all done on the second floor of the Feedmill. Belinda remembers the raw fingers by the end of each mailing as the bundles were tied with binder twine. Things only improved from there. After learning

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many numerous jobs Belinda eventually earned the position of Office Manager, where she worked until her retirement at the end of September. Belinda was very popular at Otter not just because she made sure everyone got their pay

every two weeks, but also because after thirty-three plus years, her warm, welcoming personality and fun loving attitude has definitely been a part of what keeps the sense of family at Otter Co-op alive. Belinda and her husband Dave have chosen Lumby, B.C. as the place to start their retirement. As much as Belinda will be missed at Otter Co-op, you can’t help but be excited for them when you see how happy they are in their new home. From everyone at Otter Co-op we wish Belinda and her husband Dave, a long and happy retirement!

We are very excited to have been able to celebrate not one but two Grand Openings in Abbotsford. On Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, Otter Co-op celebrated the Grand Openings of a Pharmacy and a Produce/ Convenience store both in the McMillan area of Abbotsford. We are so happy to have been able to expand our business into Abbotsford in an effort to better serve our customers in the surrounding areas. Thank you to everyone that stopped by to visit

our new locations during our celebrations. There were lots of prizes, great specials, Cooper our store mascot (who even did a little break dancing with some Yale Secondary students) and a hotdog sale by donation.

Come and check out these two new locations at 2596 McMillan Road (Pharmacy) and 2618 McMillan Road (Produce/C-Store) in Abbotsford. We hope to see you soon!


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NEWS Brittany Bergevin 2011-2012 Director

VOICE OF director It is hard to believe that only a short four and a half years have passed since I handed my reins off as the Junior Director and ventured into the life of a university student. I am happy to say that I have completed a Bachelor’s degree of Criminology at Simon Fraser University and I am again faced with entering a world that I am unfamiliar with, a world that my friends and family call the ‘real world’. While this real world is calling my name

are now well on their way in reaching the ‘real world’. During my last semester of university I participated in a class that allowed students to gain valuable work experience in their field of study while gaining credits toward a degree. While this program gives some students the upper hand in that they receive essential experience in a field that is difficult to enter without experience, I find the Junior Director program with Otter Co-op very similar. I was told by my work supervisor that my resume stood out amongst the lot because I had something unique. My experience with the Co-op is something that no one my age should have. It is this experience the Otter Co-op provides for youth. The uniqueness of what is garnered through the Junior Director is unquestionable and I am proud and grateful for the start I feel this program gave me. While I again enter a world of unknowns I do know that wherever this new world takes me, the Co-op will remain a constant in my life.

it is hard not to look back over my career as a student, and it was a full time position, and reminisce about this part of my life that has come to a close. Eleven semesters, thirty five classes and one hundred and twenty two credits later I have ended an era in my life that was overflowing with learning, growing, and an appreciation for knowledge. I was fortunate enough to experience the Junior Director program at the Otter Co-op which is a learning experience for youth like no other. When I look back now at past Junior Directors whom I have come to know as my role from Junior Director shifted into a role as a Board Member, one element remains constant — a Junior Director at the Otter Co-op is someone who retains a desire to learn long past their term with the Co-op and far into university degrees across the lower mainland, Canada, and North America. I can say proudly that the Co-op has helped develop me into the person I am today and I am sure that it can be attributed to some of the success we have seen in past Junior Directors who

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generation barriers and solutions which I can apply to increase my impact on the board, as well as spread the word of the Otter Co-op to the different generations, a job I take seriously with the title I hold.

Tanner Graham 2011-2012 Junior Director

VOICE OF Otter’s student representative My second d quarter as the h O Otter C Co-op’s ’ Junior Director has grown immensely in excitement. The pace in which I serve has picked up much more than I had expected it to, while my interest has grown in parallel. The goals of the Co-op I have come to accept as my own and the standards of the organization have become a source of pride over the past months. The highlight of this term is most definitely the Board trip to Calgary. As we waited groggy eyed and coffee deprived at the airport, my eagerness to attend the Federated Co-operatives Limited Fall Conference was anything but evident. But deep beneath my bedlonging body my mind was itching for what would be my first ever business trip. Soon enough we were into the first day of the conference. First on the agenda was taking a class titled “The MultiGenerational Dynamic”. Soon, questions were being thrown toward me from my group, as well as the instructor whenever it came time to discuss Generation Y, as I was the only one that held that generation title. This seminar proved to be very useful for me. I gained crucial understanding of

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The rest of the day brought some flexibility to the agenda. I was granted time to spend some informal socialization with the other Otter directors. This gave me the chance to catch up on some key points about Federated Co-operatives Limited as a whole and the role in which each individual co-operative holds in the greater organization, not to mention some time to get to know and grow closer to my set of mentors. The evening banquet of the conference expanded in formality and size in comparison to the previous activities of the day. Soon after my dress shirt had come on, I was surrounded by many different directors. From the base which had been laid out for me previously, my perception of the organization grew with each face I talked to. Once again I was bombarded with questions of my position which I gladly responded to. Each director shared a distinct passion toward the Co-op, providing new inspiration and pride in every sentence they spoke. The second and last day of the Conference brought the meeting portion. I was blown away by the level of democracy portrayed and the organized manner in which it went on. Furthermore, the passion that each speaker displayed on various topics assured me of a perfect balance of a strong democratic grasp while everyone who had a voice was heard. As the conference drew to a close, I was left with a swarming mind, eager to take back all that I had learned. We piled onto the bus as the snow whipped across our faces; that was all the confirmation I needed that it was time to fly back to Langley.

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Have yourself a Country Christmas

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xperience the joy of 248th Street Country Christmas where Christmas is made fun…and easy.

Simplify the Season. Plan a memorable day with family & friends.

Find great gift ideas The big blue Market at Krause Berry Farms is transformed into a magical wonderland filled with their quality farm products, selected gourmet items, country-themed gifts & décor, fresh wreaths & greenery, as well as beautifully wrapped theme baskets that make gift giving easy. Make some great memories, crafts & fabulous food when you sign up for one of their festive workshops. Be sure to pick up hot out of the oven breads & buns, berry pies & shortcakes, decadent Christmas baking and other mouth-watering treats made from scratch daily in their Kitchen & Bakery – perfect for holiday entertaining.

Feed your family the best Stop in at JD Specialty Turkey for a fresh turkey raised on a natural diet of grains, vitamins & minerals without antibiotics or animal biproducts. While you are there, enjoy a hearty lunch at their turkey bistro and explore the wide variety of turkey products made fresh at their farm, including Debbie’s famous smoked turkey sausages seasoned with her family’s spice recipe.

Ham it up this Christmas… with a premium smoked bone-in or boneless Ham from Bonetti Meats. For over 35 years,

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the Bonetti family has provided the finest Italian products at reasonable prices. Their market features the finest imported coffees, popular Italian pastas, fragrant & flavorful oils & vinegars, and mouthwatering deli meats & sausages with that authentic Italian flair.

Pick & cut the perfect tree Enjoy the adventure of picking & cutting your perfect Christmas tree at Churchland Christmas Tree Farm. Sip some hot chocolate as you stroll through hundreds of beautiful, healthy trees to cut the ultimate tree of your choice. For the less adventurous they offer an assortment of fresh cut trees or go green with a live tree you can later plant in your yard.

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Wrap up some cozy Alpaca gifts Discover the luxury and beauty of Alpaca at Kensington Prairie Farm. Find the perfect Alpaca sweater or the ultimate Alpaca scarf or shawl. A pair of Alpaca socks or gloves always makes a lovely gift, or takes home a comfy blanket or cute Alpaca teddy bear anyone would love to cuddle with. All of their products are made with premium Alpaca wool |made with the fines Alpaca fibers that are soft & lightweight, amazingly warm, breathable & comfortable, yet long lasting & wear resistant. Kensington Prairie Farm makes is easy to wrap up your Christmas shopping!

At each location you can enter to win 1 of 5 incredible Gift Baskets, valued at $300 each!

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WILLOUGHBY TOWNHOUSE - MOVE IN READY CONDITION! Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a virtually new townhouse. This immaculately kept beauty has it all and is ready for you to move right in. 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, central air conditioning, security system, and a great complex that boasts a clubhouse, pool, gym and playground. Plus loads of parking. Call Verne Stel today to book your personal showing. 604-857-1100

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CLOVERDALE - CLEAN AND WELL BUILT FAMILY HOME In need of a solid family home? This is the perfect place to start. With 3 good size bedrooms upstairs and tons of potential for your ideas down. This well cared for home has been looked after from top to bottom. Including a 3 year new roof, and six month old hot water tank. Plus don’t miss the great neighbourhood close to everything including schools, parks, ice rinks, shopping and transit. You need this one on your must see list. Call Verne today at 604-857-1100

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This is one spotless home. You will love this virtually new 4 bedroom home. From its gleaming hardwood floors to the maple kitchen this has what you need and want. Plus you will love the 1 bedroom suite for the inlaws. And don’t forget about the storage available in the crawl space. Call Verne Stel today to see this one for yourself. 604-857-1100

27691 Lantern Ave., Abbotsford $489,000.00 BROOKSWOOD - BEAUTIFUL RANCHER ON A 1/4 ACRE LOT WITH RV PARKING AND SHOP The title says it all. How long have you been looking for your perfect rancher with no stairs? This 4 bedroom, 2 bath beauty is sure to impress. Many recent upgrades include a family room and master bedroom addition, newer roof, newer windows and a newer septic field. Plus tons of parking even room for that RV or boat. And let’s not forget the 16x16 wired workshop. Close to shopping, schools and parks. All you need is here and ready for you to move right in. Call Verne Stel today to see it for yourself 604-857-1100.

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he Christmas season is upon us. Winter’s nip is in the air and the sound of carols may be heard all around. It’s time to light up our houses in preparation for the shortest days of the year. While the centrepiece of holiday decoration is typically the Christmas tree, you may be questioning whether or not to “keep it real”. For some the choice may be obvious. Personally, I could not imagine a Christmas dinner without the scent of spruce or pine wafting from the next room. The sheer power of tradition has kept this seasonal ritual alive for centuries. The perceived benefits of artificial trees however have driven many to introduce Pinus plasticus

into their homes. There is certainly an appeal to the ease of storage and set-up of artificial trees. Gone are the worries about tree transportation, fit, or the mess of fallen needles. Depending on the cost of an artificial tree and how long it is kept, there may be a financial incentive for going plastic. From an ecological and social perspective however, real trees are the obvious choice. There is a lingering myth that artificial trees represent a reduction in ecological footprint, simply because they can be reused. The reality is that, as a petroleum-based product, they are non-renewable. The majority of artificial trees consist of nonbiodegradable, non-recyclable polyvinyl

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heating costs. Contact your local municipality to find out what will be done with your discarded tree. Last but not least, the process of choosing and setting-up your real Christmas tree can be a valuable family or community experience. In my family it was important that every member have a say, and a hand in the selection and decoration (even the cat would contribute, though most often destructively). Many tree farms provide the option to harvest your own tree. If you have the time and interest you can further foster the tradition of tree collection and create a valuable outdoor experience for yourself and your family.

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SPORTS Sports may be submitted via email to newsroom@aldergrovestar.com fax 604-856-5212 or deliver to 27118 Fraser Hwy.

Midgets Tie Up Semi

Kodiaks hold onto first place By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

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Aldergrove’s Reece Costain in midget hockey action against Semiahmoo Dec. 8 at Aldergrove Arena. This game ended in a 4-all tie.

Jordan Pughe netted an emptynetter in the dying minute of the game to give him a hat trick as well as solidly seal the Aldergrove Kodiaks in first place in the Harold Brittain division. The North Vancouver Wolf Pack had come to Aldergrove Arena to put up a good fight but went home with a 4-2 loss on Dec. 7. The Pack outshot Aldergrove 46-36 but couldn’t find the back of the net in six power plays. Kodiaks keeper Ross Baadsvik earned the game’s second star for stopping 44 of the tries while Pughe was named first star. The Kodiaks took the lead in the first with a goal by Pughe at 17:30, assisted by Ryan Procyshyn and Daniel Higgs, and they never looked back. Robert Jang scored the Kodiaks sole power play goal out of six at 4:00 of the second period, assisted by Brandon Potomak and Colton Precourt, before the Pack were able to net one at 10:58. At 31 seconds into the third

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North Vancouver Wolf Pack’s Christian Stephenson chases Aldergrove Kodiak Daniel Higgs around the net Dec. 7 at Aldergrove Arena. The Kodiaks took a 4-2 win that night. period, Pughe scored again, assisted by Higgs and Matthew Luongo, and 36 seconds later the Pack scored their last goal of the night. The Pack pulled keeper Jordan Liem in the final minute for the man advantage but lost control of the puck and Pughe capitalized with the empty net shot at 19:44. The Kodiaks sit at 34 points after 24 games (16-6-1-1), a point

ahead of rivals Abbotsford Pilots, who have 33 points after 24 games (16-7-1-0). The Kodiaks were down two men, Thomas Hardy and Ryan Veillet, due to injuries, but the team had a full week to rest and recover before their game Dec. 14 at Aldergrove Arena against the Pilots (see website www.aldergrovestar. com for updates).

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Aldergrove Skating Club Synchronized Skating teams in a mass group photo prior to the competitions this month and January.

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Aldergrove Skating Club Synchronized Skating teams debuted their programs on Dec. 3 at the South Surrey Arena at the Pacific Ice

Christmas Gala. This is the first opportunity to perform the routines before the competitive season starts in January. All four teams had great

skates. The Beginner II Snowflakes team skate to a theme of Dogs. The Juvenile Ice Angels skate to some lively baseball music.

The Pre-Novice Black Ice have some great attitude in a “Bad to the Bone” theme. And the fourth team, the Adult level III team Ice Silhouette have an excit-

ing program to Katy Perry’s Fireworks and Glee’s Don’t stop Believin’. The first competition at the South Surrey Arena is on Jan. 7-8, and then the teams will be

travelling to Edmonton to the Mountain Regionals on Jan. 27-29. There will be teams from all over B.C. and Alberta in competition.

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Above, Aldergrove’s Jacob Dewaal in bantam hockey action against Vancouver Thunderbirds Dec. 8 at Aldergrove Arena. The visitors won this game 4-2. At left below, the Smart family (at left) delivered $534 to Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association to help less fortunate children play the game. They raised the money at Azul’s restaurant “burger and beer night” on Friday, November 25 along with a donation from Big Valley Auction, and presented to AMHA representatives at the Aldergrove Kodiaks game on Nov. 30.. At left top, the Aldergrove Peewee C3 Pirates finished third out of 14 teams at a Nanaimo tournament two weekends ago. The boys and girl aged 11-12 lost a close semi-final game for the outstanding finish, thanks to the team effort and coaching of Russ Iwanson, Ken McPhalen and Darrel Sitch.

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Township For the week of December 15, 2011

dates to note Thursday, December 15 | 7 - 9pm Agricultural Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Wednesday, December 21 | 7 - 9pm Community Safety Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room

The Township of Langley Civic Facility and Operations Centre will be closed December 24 - January 2 for the holiday season. Visit tol.ca for a full list of holiday hours at all facilities. Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 | tol.ca

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public notices Snow and Ice Control: Public Safety Tips for Residents During winter snowstorms, municipal staff work diligently to deliver defined levels of service. Service is provided during severe and potentially dangerous weather conditions. Sometimes our best efforts can be delayed due to challenges beyond our control. Here are some ways you can help us get the job done: • Remove vehicles parked on the road in front of your property so that snowplows and sanders are able to complete work. • Avoid driving or delay driving whenever possible until the snowfall slows or stops entirely. Reduced traffic provides municipal vehicles an opportunity to clear the roads. • Do not attempt to stop municipal vehicles that are sanding, salting, or plowing. All requests for service must be made by calling 604.532.7300. • Place garbage cans and recycling boxes on the sidewalk and/ or boulevard. Remove them as soon as possible after they are emptied. Garbage and recycling services can be impacted during severe storms. • Place snow shoveled from your sidewalk and driveway onto your lawn to the right of the driveway. This will prevent plows from plowing snow back into your driveway. • Avoid pushing shoveled snow onto the road. As plows push to the right, snow will be pushed back into your driveway. Public and vehicular safety is compromised when snow is pushed or shoveled onto roads. • Clear snow from the sidewalk adjacent to your property as soon as possible. This is the responsibility of all property owners.

Langley Rivermen Junior A Hockey Fri Dec 16 Sat Dec 17 Wed Dec 28 Thu Dec 29

7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm

vs. Powell River Kings vs. Prince George Spruce Kings vs. Cowichan Valley Capitals vs. Nanaimo Clippers

Thursday, January 12 to Sunday January 15 Team North America Skips

Team World Skips

Amber Holland Stefanie Lawton Patti Lank Glenn Howard Jeff Stoughton Pete Fenson

Bingyu Wang Eve Muirhead Anette Norberg Tom Brewster Thomas Ulsrud Niklas Edin

Thursday, January 12 8:30am Women’s Team session 1:00pm Mixed Doubles 6:30pm Men’s Team session Friday, January 13 8:30am Women’s Team session 1:00pm Mixed Doubles 7:00pm Men’s Team session Saturday, January 14 8:30am Skins Games (Men, Women & Mixed) 1:00pm Singles 6:30pm Skins Games (Men, Women & Mixed) Sunday, January 15 10:30pm Women’s Skins Game 5:00pm Men’s Skins Game

Tickets: ticketmaster.ca • 1.855.985.5000 The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • langleyeventscentre.com

• Clear any curb-side catch basins in front of your property so that water produced by melting snow flows into the basins and not into your driveway or house.

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public notices Season’s Greetings from the Township of Langley! During the holidays, our Township facilities will be operating under non-standard hours. The Operations Centre and departments within the Civic Facility will be closed from Saturday, December 24 to Monday, January 2 and will re-open on Tuesday, January 3. Regular hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. For detailed holiday hours for all Township facilities, including recreation and community centres, please visit tol.ca. The Customer Service desk at the Civic Facility will be available to answer questions, address general concerns, and accept deliveries Wednesday, December 28 to Friday, December 30, from 8:30am 4:30pm.

All the best for a happy holiday season and we look forward to serving you in the New Year. Customer Service 604.534.3211

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre Annual Swimming Pool Maintenance Shutdown Swimming Pools The swimming pools will be closed for annual maintenance until Sunday, January 1 inclusive. The pools will reopen at 6am on Monday, January 2, 2012.

• Children and pedestrians are advised to walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic, so they can see, hear, and avoid plow equipment and general oncoming traffic.

Weight Room/Cardio Room Hours of Operation

• Advise children against building snow structures in snowbanks at the side of roads as children may be injured by the equipment widening the travelled road lanes.

Monday to Friday

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Saturday and Sunday

8am – 8pm

• Advise children against playing sports on the road when roads are being sanded and plowed. This causes hazards for municipal vehicle operators and other motorists as stopping distances increase with poor road conditions. Private contractors providing snow clearing for parking lots shall ensure that all snow plowed on a private or public parking lot remains on the originating lot. At no time should the snow be pushed out onto a public roadway or boulevard. Where snow cannot be plowed onto the originating lot, snow must be removed to an approved dump site. Clearing and maintaining our municipal roadways during a snow storm event takes time and planning to achieve the greatest benefits from our available resources. We appreciate your understanding, patience, and cooperation during this season. Visit our website for more information on our winter program. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for storm response updates. During severe weather events only, call our Storm Response Information Hotline at 604.514.HELP for regular storm response updates. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

December 11 to January 1:

Please visit tol.ca/calendars for holiday facility hours. Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division W.C. Blair Recreation Centre 604.533.6170

Curbside Collection Services During Winter Conditions When winter weather conditions such as snow and icy roads affect curbside collection services, residents are asked to make sure their cans are still visible and leave their garbage, recycling, and Green Can out for the day. The contractor will do its best to pick up the material before the end of the day. To determine if the material should be left outside for collection the next day or brought back in until the following week, visit tol.ca/garbage or call 604.530.3939. Engineering Divison 604.532.7300

Santa and Firefighters in Walnut Grove A holiday procession with a very special guest will be making its way through Walnut Grove on December 18. The Firefighters of Hall 8, with the assistance of Aldor Acres, will be escorting Santa on a wandering route through Walnut Grove that Sunday evening from 6 - 8pm. The caroling parade will start at the Fire Hall on 208 Street and 96 Avenue and will travel the route outlined on the map. Walnut Grove firefighters hope their neighbours will enjoy the festive event, and they will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items during the parade. Fire Department 604.532.7500

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Recreation, Culture, and Parks

Happy Holidays from the Township of Langley! Community recreation centres are open during the holidays – come in for a workout, try a fitness class, or register your little ones for holiday games and crafts in our day camps!

Facility and Fitness Centre Hours Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27 - 30 December 31 January 1 January 2

8:30am - 4:30pm Closed Closed 8:30am - 6:30pm 8:30am - 4:30pm Closed 8:30am - 8:30pm

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre pool is closed for annual maintenance and reopens Monday, January 2 at 6:00am. The fitness centre remains open during this time.

December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27 - 30 December 31 January 1 January 2

8:00am - 4:30pm Closed 12:00 - 4:30pm 8:00am - 8:00pm 8:00am - 4:30pm 12:00 - 4:30pm 6:00am - 10:30pm

Willowbrook Recreation Centre December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27 - 30 December 31 January 1 January 2

Langley Centennial Museum December 24 - January 2 closed

Walnut Grove Community Centre December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27 - 30 December 31 January 1 January 2

6:00am - 4:30pm Closed 10:00am - 10:00pm 6:00am - 10:00pm 6:00am - 4:30pm 10:00am - 9:00pm 6:00am - 10:00pm

Willoughby Community Centre December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27-29 December 30 December 31 January 1 January 2

8:00am - 4:30 pm Closed 12:00pm - 6:00 pm 6:00am - 9:00 pm 6:00am - 8:00 pm 8:00am - 4:30 pm 12:00pm - 6:00 pm 6:00am - 9:00 pm

8:00am - 4:30 pm Closed Closed 8:00am - 6:30 pm 8:00am - 4:30 pm Closed 6:00am - 9:00 pm

Full holiday schedules are available online at tol.ca/recreationcalendars. Register for holiday camps and day camps at RecExpress.ca. tol.ca ALDERGROVE KINSMEN COMMUNITY CENTRE 26770 - 29 Avenue 604.856.2899

LANGLEY CENTENNIAL MUSEUM 9135 King Street 604.532.3536

W.C. BLAIR RECREATION CENTRE 22200 Fraser Highway 604.533.6170

WALNUT GROVE COMMUNITY CENTRE 8889 Walnut Grove Drive 604.882.0408

WILLOUGHBY COMMUNITY CENTRE at the Langley Events Centre 7888 - 200 Street 604.455.8821

WILLOWBROOK RECREATION CENTRE 20338 - 65 Avenue 604.532.3500

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES H&M is looking for an Allocation/ Call Off Coordinator for our Delta warehouse. For more information visit www.hm.com/jobs.

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

All CDL Drivers Wanted: Excellent mileage pay + bonuses. Require valid passport. Deliver new & used vehcles long haul in U.S. & Canada. Piggyback training available. Toll-Free 1-855-781-3787.

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

Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161 COMPANY DRIVER & O/O req’d for Gillson Trucking. Full Time. 42¢/mile. Run U.S. 604-853-2227

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EDUCATION

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program - student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/careers/ or 1-800-961-6616.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

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LEMARE GROUP is seeking a certified heavy duty mechanic and an experienced off-highway logging truck driver for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time union wages. Send resume by fax to 250-956-4888 or by email to office@lemare.ca.

LOGGING TRUCKS - OWNER/OPERATORS WANTED (SHORT & LONG LOGS) Chetwynd BC Very busy logging season ahead Good Rates - Accommodations provided - Health/Dental available Ph: 250-788-6093 Fax: 250788-2848 Attn: DWAN email: lmyoung@pris.ca

MANUFACTURING & WAREHOUSING $17.00/hr to work in Langley lubricants plant doing mfg., warehouse work & shipping/receiving. Must be capable of physical labour, computer usage, & be meticulous & reliable. Experience in manufacturing and warehousing preferred. A minimum of 5 years work experience with references req’d. We offer a longterm career with a financially successful co. + benefits + RRSP plan. Send resume to:

dwoo@fuchs.com or Fax to 604-888-1145. Starts Immediately. RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS We are a leader in our industry conducting inventories in stores and warehouses throughout the Lower Mainland. Reliable transportation to major shopping areas is required. No experience necessary. Apply online at www.rgis.com or fax resume to (604) 514-3035 to start immediately.

HELP WANTED

Nechako Northcoast Construction, Terrace, B.C. Has an opening for Senior Road Foreman Highways Maintenance The successful applicant must: -Hold a requisite valid Driver’s License for the equipment normally operated. -Must hold and maintain flagging certification, WHMIS certification and Level 1 First Aid certification. -Must have a good working knowledge of highways maintenance standards. -Must have an awareness of environmental issues as it relates to highways and bridge maintenance. For a complete job Description please log on to our website at www.nechako-northcoast.com Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Debbie Russell, Manager of Human Resource drussell@nechako-northcoast.com Fax: 250-638-8409 Only those short listed will be contacted.

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HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

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FARM WORKERS

15 FARM LABOURERS required, for MYERS ORGANIC FARMS Inc . 5212-252 St. Aldergrove. March through Nov. $9.56/hr until May 1st. $10.25 after May 1st. To pick, plant, weed, load & unload. Rain or Shine. All outside work. 604-856-6310. No walk-ins.

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DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HARWOOD FORD SALES, needs Licensed Automotive Technicians, 1 ´ hours from Calgary, Alberta, New Millenium Ford Dealership, state-of-the-art technical equipment. 14 service bays, unlimited flat rate hours, in the heart of oil country. Send resume Joel Nichols, Fax 403-362-2921. Email: j-nich70@dealeremail.com; gregharty09@gmail.com.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

WELCOME to Geotech Drilling Services Ltd. We’re a team focused on continually implementing the most technologically advanced drilling techniques to increase the efficiency and the accuracy of field data collection. We employ professional, energetic, solution minded individuals that endeavour to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations. We also feature state of the art equipment to facilitate exemplary quality control. Geotech is seeking an hourly Professional Driver with a flexible schedule (i.e., Available on short notice and 24 hrs. / 7 days per week), self–organized, and possesses physical/ mechanical abilities to safely operate a commercial vehicle throughout western and northern Canada, and periodically to the US. Responsibilities: - a Class 1 licence. - 3 - 5 years of on/off highway, low-bed, and allweather experience. - a clean driving abstract. - Mechanical abilities. Passport and eligible to travel to the US. Deadline for consideration is January 6, 2012. Qualified candidates are encouraged to forward their resume and current driver’s abstract to Geotech Drilling’s careers@geotechdrilling.com For more information on our rapidly growing organization, please visit www.geotechdrilling.com. No phone calls please. We thank all that apply; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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SALES

SALES PROFESSIONAL - Courtenay, BC Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating is seeking a full time Sales Professional with 3-5 years of experience with proven success in direct sales. The ideal candidate would have Residential HVAC and Plumbing experience. Responsibilities include building customer relationships, meeting sales targets, educating customers, builders and contractors, and preparing pricing and proposals. For a complete job description and contact info, check out our website at www.torryandsons.com.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

BUSY, well equipped, positive Canadian Tire Service Centre in beautiful Fernie BC is hiring licensed Red Seal AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIANS. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Contact Jason Hayes @hayes.cantire@hotmail.com or 250-4234222.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

INDEPENDENT ELECTRIC & Controls Ltd. Hiring immediately - Western Canada locations: Electrical/Ins t r u m e n t a t i o n ; Journeyman/Apprentices. Oilfield/Industrial experience an asset. Standard safety tickets required. Email resume: careers@iecgroup.ca referencing Job#CAJIJE003.

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Chinese Massage

(UNIQUE) RELAXATION BODY CARE 604-859-2998 ~ In-suite shower #4 - 2132 Clearbrook Road, Abby

MOVING & STORAGE

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Deep Tissue. Relaxation Massage. Best Results. Langley Tel: 778-278-2298

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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

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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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PLUMBING

$38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184

604-777-5046

GREAT RATES! Local lic’d plumber Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-325-6722

PAWN SHOP ONLINE: GET CASH FAST! Sell or Get a Loan for your Watch, Jewelry, Gold, Diamonds, Art or Collectibles - From Home! ONLINE: www.PAWNUP.com or Toll-Free: 1-888-435-7870.

RAINFOREST ROOFING LTD 20 years in service - A+ BBB - Call for 10% OFF 604-582-0409

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

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ELECTRICAL

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

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604.587.5865

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359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

#22047 WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All work Guaranteed. 604-220-8347 www.HighOutletElectric.ca

LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.

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GARDENING

TREE SERVICES

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $75 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $100. Free Delivery 604-856-8877

Tree removal done RIGHT!

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

GUTTER CLEANING Etc. Rubbish Removal. Pressure Washing, Yard cleanup & trim. Reas rates, FREE EST. Since 1990. (604)854-6469

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD


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FEED & HAY

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HAY FOR SALE First Cut, $4.50 a bale. Call John (604)856-4888

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PETS

Blood Hound pups, CKC Reg health ✔, 1st vac., micro chipped, 1 male, 6 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go 604-574-5788 BLUE NOSE BULLIES. Pit bulls. Blacks/blues. Shots, Vet ✓. Ready to go. UKC reg. $600 obo. Call 778237-2824 BOUVIER DES FLANDERS PUPPIES,5 MALES, CAN VIEW PARENTS, $260. 604 942 1916 Cane Corso Mastiff, 1 female, 3.5mo, vet checked, dewormed, docked, $600 obo. (604)845-2395 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

PETS

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

750

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

BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

ALDERGROVE Brand new 2 bdrm bsmnt suite, sep. lndry, N/P. Jan 1. Reasonable rent. 604-825-8761 or 604-856-7733

MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups/adults. Non-shedding. Chocolate, white & beige. 604-820-9469

625

1 & 2 BDRMS, kitchen units avail. to rent weekly or monthly. Please call Canada’s best value, Westward Inn @ 604-534-9238.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES $550: Born Sept. 26th. 1 Male, 1 Female. 604-836-6861

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

FOR SALE BY OWNER

PRISTINE, 3 bdrm. 2 bath, totally reno in/out. 1.5 acres with year around creek. All services. Burns Lake, B.C. Private. $150,000 obo. (250)692-3738

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 627 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS END OF SEASON DEALS! Overstock must go make an offer! FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL TO CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170

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FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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HOMES WANTED

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

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SUITES, LOWER

SUITES, UPPER

TOWNHOUSES

ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm T/H. 1.5 bths. Fncd yd. fam.complex. $1050 & up. Sm dog ok. 778- 551-2696.

TRANSPORTATION 810

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $5700 firm. Phone 604-538-9257.

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

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,230 (604)328-1883

CHINESE SHARPEI PUPS MINI’S/TOYS-MALES -$1200.00 www.wrinklesrus.com 604-315-8774 CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. Vet checked. 1st shots. Parents both registered. $550. 604-309-2390. COCKER SPANIEL / CAVALIER X, adorable males born Oct 6, vet chk, 1st shots, $599, 604-532-6380 ENGLISH BULLDOG, CKC reg. 6 wks old, shots, microchip, vet ✔ Healthy, happy, gorgeous. Health gurant’d. $2800. Call 778-895-8453 German Sheperd 21/2 yr old f, good temp., exc. family watch dog $500, 4 yr old f. beagle, exc. family pet $100 no Sunday calls 604-7963026

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. PANASONIC KX-T7433C DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEM; Complete with 19 handsets. Excellent Condition, perfect for start-up office. Will accept best offer. Phone 604 3631397. RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. bcclassified.com

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

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 WILDCAT 282RK

AUTO FINANCING

New SRI Manufactured Homes. Single Double Modulars on display. Repossessions 1974-2004. Chuck 604-830-1960.

Dual pane windows, ext. shower, fantastic fan, microwave, elec. power awning, DSI water heater. $32,483 (stk.30380) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

912

2011 LAREDO 266RL

STORAGE

STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

✦ CARS ✦ BOATS ✦ ✦ SUPPLIES ✦ 12’ x 40’ & 24’ x 40’ Ceiling height 8’

Elec. awning, elec. stab jacks,LCD TV, 2 slides, microwave and much more! $32,483 (Stk.30916) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford

750

FORD, 4 X 4 XLT LARIAT truck & Okanagan camper, very good cond., $3,500. Call (604)820-8218.

SUITES, LOWER

ALDERGROVE. 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Cov patio. W/D hook-up. N/P. Avail now. Leave message at 604-8320680 or 604-897-5944.

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

1-800-910-6402

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Enjoy a sumptuous dinner for two at the Stone Grill – experience cooking the Stone Grill way. Then off to the theatre! Choose from the 3 stages of Arts Club Theatres to enjoy The Buddy Holly story, Zanadu and more! Win in time to give to some one special as the perfect Christmas gift.

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Treat yourself this Christmas to $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1987 CHEVROLET Celebrity Clean, 166,00 kms, $1000. obo Call 604-619-8596 1990 PONTIAC 6000, Air Cared, loaded, new winter tires, white, 4 dr., $995 obo (604)826-0519 1993 Chrysler Dynasty LE - exc. shape in & out. 6 cyl auto, loaded. AirCared. $1350. 778-893-4866. 1994 CHRYSLER LHS, 4 door, auto, fully loaded, leather interior. $899 obo. Call 604-313-2780. 1994 CHRYSLER LHS, just aircrd, loaded, luxurious throughout, drive in style! $1400 obo. (604)496-3958 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $1995 obo (604)826-0519

2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235

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2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519 2005 FORD Focus wagon, 1 owner, all srvc rec, fully loaded, low kms, must see, $7000. 604-534-0923 2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404 2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, mint cond, 47K. Must sell! $25,000 obo. Call 604-805-4545.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, AirCared, 161K, beautiful shape. Asking $4200 obo. 604-313-2780 2002 ACURA TL luxury vehicle in exceptional cond. Silver/black leather, 1 owner, $8995. (604)538-0781 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3295 obo. (604)826-0519

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

1996 TOYOTA TACOMA, ext cab, 4X4, 4 cyl, 5 sp., with canopy, runs exc, $4900. Call: 604-828-7911. 2004 GRAND CARAVAN, 36,000 KMS, v6, loaded, seats 7, $7950 obo. 604-780-8404 2005 CHEVY VENTURE VAN with wheelchair ramp, good cond, $5500 obo. 778-882-6149 2006 Mazda B3000, black, quad cab, 1 owner, 100,000 kms. Exc cond. $9588 obo. 604-562-4168 2006 MONTANA, Dual Air, DVD, new tires, brakes, battery. 160kms. Asking $6,500. 604-780-0777. 2009 DODGE 150 HEMI PICK UP with canopy, rhino lined, loaded, 8000 original km’s, show room condition. 28,000 OBO. (604)613-3727 2010 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SEL, full stow-go, 43 Km, silver/blk int, mint, $15,000. (604)218-1658.

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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TRUCKS & VANS

MARINE

2003 Four Winds 30 ft. Class C Motorhome. 30,000kms. Mint cond. Asking $30,000.obo. 604-780-0777.

RENTALS

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2011 CHEV Traverse AWD 20,000kms. List $40,000+HST, asking $28,900.no HST. 604-780-0777

The Scrapper

www.dannyevans.ca

MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2001 Ford Diesel Ambulance. Approx. 270km. 10K worth of med. supplies incl’d. Earn up to 1000 per day. Leaving Province, will sacrifice for $23,999, no reasonable offer will be refused! 1-604-703-3934 OBO

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TRANSPORTATION

851

828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

MATTRESSES staring at $99

560

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

FURNITURE

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

TRANSPORTATION

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 117,000 KMS, 1994 Jeep Cherokee mint, 4 door, 5 speed standard, a/c $2500. 778-893-4866 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4795 obo 604-826-0519 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4, auto, all options, dark green, 125 km, $9,300 firm. 604-538-4883.


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I Live in Aldergrove. I Sell in Aldergrove. Aldergrove.

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2056 MCKENZIE RD. $309,900

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5 bedroom, 2 storey, backs on to park, on a 58’x105’ lot, on No Through Street. Close to Elementary School, new windows, new front door - south exposure.

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19758 54A AVE.

ABBOTSFORD RANCH WITH PARTIAL BASEMENT

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27145 35 AVE.

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27908 TRESTLE AVE.

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Check out this quality built home in West Abby. 9’ ceilings up and down - all the extras you would want. This home has a very bright suite. Full sundeck plus patio. 3 bedrooms up, 3 bedrooms down available immediately!

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29415 SIMPSON RD. HOT NEW PRICE!

935 sq ft industrial unit with 935 sq ft 2 Bdrm legal suite on second floor. Bring your business here and live here. Industrial zoned, quiet location or move your business and diversify your investments

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$1,995,000 37 ACRES HOME PLUS LARGE BARNS

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#106 - 5498 - 267TH ST. $329,900 PARK YOUR INDUSTRIAL TRUCK RESIDENTIAL HERE!

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$549,900 Fully finished up and down with 2 bedroom suite, 9’ ceilings, very clean. Great floor plan upstairs - air conditioned, fantastic ensuite, backs onto acreage. Close to schools in great new subdivision.

Home plus large barn in great area. Property all cleared, make your offer! Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

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19.5 ACRES

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359 - 240 ST

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$895,000 This is a knockout! 3,700 sq ft 2 storey home on 1 acre with sewer and water hook up, plus spectacular view. Completely upgraded everything including new kitchen and bathrooms, air conditioning, flooring, lighting, crown mouldings, 2” wooden blinds, plus, plus. You get the idea! Oh Yeah, plus a 25x 45 heated and air conditioned shop. Triple garage, plus, plus!

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