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Charges laid in rare bird heist By VIKKI HOPES Black Press


Sophie holds up a seven week old skunk at the Critter Care Wildlife Society’s 11th annual open house, held over the weekend at their south Langley Campbell Valley Park facility. The non-profit organization rehabilitates orphaned wildlife for release back into the wild.

Rash of B&Es hits town Aldergrove Star

A spike in residential break and enters in the Aldergrove area on the Canada Day weekend has prompted a warning from Langley RCMP. Twelve family residences and one detached garage were hit by thieves during the daytime hours between June 27 and July 3. Many of these properties are larger lots, located in rural areas with few neighbours. In four of these incidents, entry was

gained into residences by kicking in the door. Entry was gained through open or unlocked windows and patio doors in the others. The suspects took numerous items and ransacked many of the residences. The thieves were mainly focused on taking electronics: TVs, both flat screen and older models, laptops, ipods, video cameras and gaming systems. Also stolen were several pieces of fine and costume jewelry, a mountain bike, snowboard,

coins and cigarettes. All of these break and enters took place during daytime hours while residents were out of the home, possibly at work or out enjoying the long weekend. Members of the RCMP’s Lower Mainland Integrated Forensic Identification Section (Ident) were called in to assist general duty members with gathering evidence from these crime scenes. SEE: Page 3

Police have charged a 29-year-old Abbotsford man with stealing some rare pigeons, and they believe he may be part of a ring responsible for numerous livestock and fowl thefts in the Fraser Valley. William James Balice was arrested on Canada Day after 365 birds, mostly pigeons, were reported stolen June 28 from a farm in the 2700-block of Lefeuvre Road. He has been charged with possession of stolen property and break and enter. Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the stolen purebred pigeons are highly sought-after by the bird-show community and sell for $60 to $100 per bird. The breeds taken included the American Roller, the Muffed Tumbler, the West of England Tumbler and Helmet. Balice was allegedly found in possession of some of the birds, and had listed them for sale on craigslist. MacDonald said the rarity of the pigeons made them easy to identify, but tracking down the other missing animals has been more difficult. Abbotsford Police created a position, called LEO (livestock enforcement officer), to deal specifically with the thefts of chickens, pigeons, ducks, goats and sheep. The incidents began last fall. Two Abbotsford sites were hit in November and February, resulting in SUBMITTED PHOTO the heist of 5,300 pigeons that are A helmet pigeon is among the sold as meat — known as squab – breeds recently stolen from a for $4 to $10 each. farm in West Abbotsford. Also this year, close to 20 Boer goats were taken from a property on Downes Road, and hundreds of chickens were stolen from two Abbotsford farms at the end of May. In Langley, the thefts included 22 lambs, six ducks and 65 chickens from three properties in March. One of those farms was also targeted in December, when 17 ducks were taken. A farm in Chilliwack was hit in November, when seven pregnant goats were stolen. Six of them were later located on a property in Langley. At the time, Chilliwack RCMP estimated that 60 goats had been swiped from the community. Balice next appears in Abbotsford provincial court on Friday on the charges related to the pigeon theft. He is also scheduled to plead guilty that day to a previous charge, dated March 18, of driving while prohibited. Balice is also among a group of five charged with break and enter, theft and trespassing in Maple Ridge on March 29, and is next due in Port Coquitlam provincial court on July 13. Anyone with information about the livestock and fowl thefts is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.

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Pro hockey trio visit hometown fans By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

The Stanley Cup hockey fever may be over for another year as summer activities finally arrive, but local NHL hockey fans can still get their fix this weekend when three up-and-coming professional players visit fans at their Aldergrove hometown. NHL pros Cameron Abney, Dean Arsene and Brad Thiessen all grew up in the Aldergrove area and still have family living here. The three men will be at Aldergrove Arena this Saturday, July 16 from noon to 2 p.m., to meet their hometown fans and old friends. It’s a fund-raiser for the Aldergrove Food Bank and is cohosted by the Aldergrove Kodiaks Junior B Hockey team and TNT Hockey Performance. “Everyone who brings a nonperishable food donation of $10 or more will get autographs and photos from the players,” said Mike

Thompson, a co-owner of TNT along with Tyler Jackson. “It’s a tough time of year for the food banks and we wanted to help them out with this event.” Abney, 19, is a bruising winger who was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers last year on a two-way contract. Arsene, 30, is a defenceman who has just signed a two-way contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. Thiessen, 25, is a goalie on a two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Thiessen had an outstanding season last year with the Penguins’ AHL affiliate and was named to the AHL All Star team. TNT’s Jackson has been training Thiessen since his Junior B Hockey days eight years ago, and says that while Thiessen “has always been under the radar” his prowess as a goalie is a result of “all hard work. I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as Brad. He’s a real determined guy.”

Rick Harkins, owner and general manager of the Aldergrove Kodiaks, will also be at Aldergrove Arena this Saturday, along with some of the next season’s players, including captain Jordan Pughe. “We will be selling season tickets at a reduced rate, and all Aldergrove Minor Hockey kids can attend Kodiaks season games free if accompanied by an adult,” said Harkins. Thompson will also have tickets available for the annual TNT charity golf tournament, August 4 at Surrey’s Northview, as well as the charity hockey game at Langley’s Sportsplex on the next night. All proceeds go to the B.C. Cancer Parents Association, a registered charity based in Cloverdale, and Thompson is aiming to raise at least $10,000 that weekend for the cause. For information or registration for either of these special events, call Thompson at 604-723-8198 or Jackson at 604-836-2448.

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The Aldergrove Business Association, with support from Langley Township, has scheduled another Aldergrove Community Clean Up Project for this Sunday. This project is scheduled for July 17 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon and includes free barbecue lunch for all that attend. The meeting place will be the Extra Foods parking lot. If you’re able to participate please reply to, advising of the number of people that will be attending. This event is scheduled a week prior to the Aldergrove Fair Days in the hopes of providing a clean town for all those attending. Fair Days organizers are also seeking volunteer help on the weekend of July 22-24. Every volunteer who helps for four hours receives free food and a T-shirt along with free admission to the fair. If you can work a few hours in the parade or fairgrounds set-up, at the car show, in the exhibits area or traffic control, contact Sue at 604-539-0149 or email:


Langley RCMP media relations spokesperson Cst. Jillian Roberts issued the following advice to homeowners. Avoid becoming a target of these thieves by taking simple precautions when leaving your residence unoccupied: • Lock all doors and windows every time you leave, even if you are stepping out just for a few minutes. • Use a deadbolt with a striker plate using 3” screws into framing • Lock horizontal sliding windows and doors with a rod or dowelling • Leave the radio on • Secure glass or patio doors with anti-lift devices to prevent door from being lifted off its track • Improve visibility by trimming back tall hedges that block windows visible by neighbours or the street • Mark your belongings for identification and record serial numbers of electronics • Keep valuables in a safe or safety deposit box • Install an alarm system and have it monitored locally, not abroad • Secure window air conditioner or fans to prevent removal and easy access • Install motion lights If you do return home and find signs of forced entry, do not go inside. Call police from a neighbour’s phone or cell phone. Do not touch anything to prevent loss of possible evidence. If you are have security concerns for your property or are unsure if your residence is effectively prepared, a home security check can be booked or join Block Watch – a watchful neighbourhood is your best burglar alarm. To book a home security check or to find out how to become part of the Block Watch Team, contact the Langley RCMP Blockwatch coordinator at 604-5323213. Police are asking anyone with information that might assist to identify the suspect or suspects involved with these break and enters to please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers. There are four ways to leave an “anonymous tip” with Crime Stoppers. Talk: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Type: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637) Facebook:


Aldergrove Elks’ John Jackman surprised Aldergrove Star photographer Harry Hunt last month with an award for Hunt’s “unselfish” service to the community.

Froese launches mayoralty bid ‘down on the farm’ Speaking at the site of the Myers family’s 60-acre produce farm, Froese said Jack Froese launched his bid for the Langley is home to 40 per cent of the Township’s mayoralty Monday evening farming activity in the Fraser Valley but in the company of two dozen prominent is “feeling the pressures of growth. We farmers and on the site of the largest must be vigilant to ensure that livable communities are built... organic produce farms in the area. “We must balance our chilFollowing a career as a dren’s need for affordable houspoliceman and farmer, Froese ing while protecting our most says he’s setting his sights on a valuable resource – the land we political life “from a deepseated farm on.” desire to see the quality of life Froese said he has no and rural flavour of Langley desire to get involved in the protected for our children highly-partisan fights that are while providing the economic currently going on between stability we all need for the Township council and Mayor future.” Jack Froese Rick Green. Froese has passed on his “I want to stay above that.” farm operations at JD Turkey Farms to However, he says, “Our Township his children and key employeees to carry on, and says he’ll be using every method council needs a person with real busipossible, from social media and advertis- ness experience to focus on the job of ing to old-fashioned door-knocking, to good government and bring respect back to Township hall.” get his message out to voters. By KURT LANGMANN


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Rich Coleman and his constituency executive assistant Sheryl Strongitharm were injured in a car accident on July 4. Strongitharm was driving the MLA for Fort LangleyAldergrove to the airport on Mt. Lehman Road when she swerved to avoid an orange traffic post that was sitting in the road. The car caught the soft shoulder and as she tried to correct the steering, the car went out of control and hit a ditch. It slid on its side for approximately 100 feet. Both suffered extensive bruising but no broken bones. Coleman said that the deep sides of the ditch prevented the car from rollRich Coleman ing. The vehicle was totaled. Emergency responders pulled Strongitharm out through the back of the car, placed her on a back board and took her to hospital. She was released the same day. Coleman was suspended in such an awkward position that he could not open the passenger door. A man who was one of the first people on the scene wrenched open the passenger door, and another man helped pull the minister out. She suffered widespread bruising and injuries to her back and right leg, while Coleman suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, lower back, chest and left knee. Both Coleman and Strongitharm were wearing their seat belts.

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Pam Erikson Daylilies in full bloom at Garden Pam Erikson showed off her collection of flowers at the 10th annual open house at Erikson’s Daylily Gardens on Saturday. This year, the open house raised over $1,200 for C.A.R.E.S. Animal Rescue Shelter. “We are extremely grateful to all who contributed to our raffle table - including Domaine de Chaberton Winery, Fort Winery, JD Turkey Farm, Otter Co-op, Select Roses, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Krause Berry Farms, Tuscan Farms, Buds N Petals and members of the Aldergrove Daylily Society,” said Erikson. “While the big event is over and everyone did have a good time, the gardens were not at full bloom due to the late spring this year,” said Erikson. “Even though we had made the open house a week later, Mother Nature still messed with us. We are estimating that peak bloom will now begin around July 20. To that end, our opening days each week will change quite a bit. Please check this site ( or our message on the phone, 604-856-5758, for updated days each week.” The gardens are located at 24642 51 Ave. The Erikson family moved to the property in 1987 and it was a bare acre at that time - not the ideal ground for two gardeners, but the family loved

the area so they set about amending the gravel-based ground and bare landscape. It took two to three years to amend the soil to the point that it was plantable, and then every Sunday became ‘plant shopping day.’ Over the next few years the family established a good garden backbone of specimen trees and selected shrubs and perennials. As each year went by, and they collected more and more plants, the lawns started to disappear. By 1992, the gardens had matured to the point where the Eriksons opened for garden tours and offered a small variety of plants for sale. “By that time, we also saw the first blooms on our hybridizing efforts - it was like Christmas in July for us as each new bloom excited us more than the previous one. As each year has gone by, our collections have grown to include Tom’s favorite plants, hostas, and an array of other unusual perennials and specimen trees and shrubs,” said Pam. “We now have over 3,000 varieties of daylilies in the garden along with hundreds of hostas, euphorbias, irises, foxgloves, lilies and ferns - with an ongoing desire to keep acquiring new items. Tom has added arbors, a gazebo, a pond and many other little vignettes to the gardens to enhance a relaxed park-like feeling as you walk through.”

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Green urged to step down Rick Green was accused of being “abrasive and disrespectful” by a man who claims he “strongly supported” his bid for the mayor’s chair in the 2008 civic election. Sukhi Dhami, who ran unsuccessful for a seat as a councillor, stood before Green on Monday afternoon, accusing the mayor of “inviting” the police investigation into his conduct as a result of his “governance methods and actions as mayor.” Dhami said he worked hard on Green’s campaign “and encouraged my relatives and friends to do the same. I now deeply regret ever helping Rick Green be elected as mayor.” Dhami pressed Green to step aside while a special prosecutor appointed by the government reviews the RCMP investigation into Green’s conduct. “Mayor Green, this is not about you. You recently stated that you will not be intimidated into resign-

ing. Our delegation is not meant to intimidate, but to point out the simple facts,” Dhami said. These include the mayor’s “abrasive and disrespectful” leadership style, Dhami said. “Although the taxpayers elected a council to work with you, you worked against them and routinely ignored the will of council,” Dhami said. “Council members have been relegated to a second-class status,” Dhami said, “The office of the mayor has gone from an occasional tie-breaking voter and peace broker to a “me” against them assault vehicle.” Dhami was joined by Joe Zaccaria who echoed demands for Green to step aside. Zaccaria said that since the 2008 election “a dark cloud has hung over the Township of Langley. This cloud has pitted neighbour against neighbour, caused people to call each other terrible names, heckle and disrespect others with opposing viewpoints, and ridicule profes-

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sionals employed by the Township of Langley.” He said that council meetings “have become a three-ring circus, without a leader to uphold the rule of law or the decorum that once existed during public meetings.” He, too, asked Green to step down as mayor until the special prosecutor’s report is released. Green did not respond to either of the men who spoke at council’s afternoon meeting. He said later that he will not step down, and plans to run for office in November. “I’m looking forward to the upcoming campaign and will put my faith in their (voters’) hands.” He called the attacks on him “another example of an attempt at intimidation and bullying.” Zaccaria and Dhami are taking their anti-Green campaign back to Township Hall for a rally on Friday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m. Details of a “Green Button Campaign” will be announced at that time, Zaccaria said.

$15,000 for Children’s Hospital Aldergrove Star


David Catzel of Langley Environmental Partners Society gave a presentation on gardening that attracted 30 people at the Langley Demonstration Garden last Monday. Catzel and his family are among those who’ve taken a plot at Aldergrove’s Community Garden this year.

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Scouts from the Aldergrove area are among the group Scouts Canada is sending to the 22nd World Jamboree in Sweden, July 28 to August 6. More than 400 Canadian Scouts are en route across the Atlantic to experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Jamborees in the Scouting world are legendary. Occurring only once every four years, it’s a massive gathering of Scouting youth. The World Jamboree is the largest international scout camp of its kind, welcoming 40,000 youth from all corners of the world for 10 days of new experiences and adventure, new languages, and new cultures. Attendees meet new friends, get to know each other’s cultures and participate in the camp’s many activities – environmental experiences, amusement park, a cultural festival, outdoor activities and recHARRY HUNT PHOTO reation, and more. Langley’s Laura Jane Tidball on Oxford successfully jumped at the $10,000 Super Save The Aldergrove particiGroup Grand Prix held Sunday at the Thunderbird Show Park, however, the winner of the pants raised nearly $5,000 event was Washington state’s Audra Fleck-Snijders on Rainland Mel. to get there.

Feds help agri-processing sector Aldergrove Star

Langley MP Mark Warawa congratulated three Langley processing companies on improving their business with the combined support of more than $2 million from the federal government. These investments helped the three companies improve their processing lines, providing farmers with more opportunities to get their products to market. “The government of Canada is continuously working to provide farmers as well as the entire valuechain with new and innovative technologies that increase productivity and boost their bottom line,” said Warawa. “This funding enhances the sector’s competitiveness, helps companies increase production, creates

new jobs for local communities, and creates more demand for high quality Canadian agricultural products.” The AgriProcessing Initiative has provided support to Freybe Gourmet Foods, Made-Rite Meat Products, and Sugarplum Desserts. Freybe Gourmet Foods received a $1,900,000 repayable contribution to purchase and install new high pressure food processing equipment. Freybe Gourmet Foods specializes in the production of over 120 varieties of sausages, ham, and specialty deli meats. It employs more than 250 associates, serving customers across North America. Made-Rite Meat Products received a $376,770 repayable contribution to purchase and install a new machine to automate the pack-

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Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley host block party Aldergrove Star

Abbotsford’s Tradex hosts the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley Block Party, a new Abbotsford-based, family-oriented fundraising event for the B.C. Cancer Society on Saturday, July 16. Every fall over one hundred members of law enforcement and emergency services cycle up to two weeks across four areas of British Columbia to support children with cancer and their families. Donations to Cops for Cancer are invested in life-saving childhood cancer research and caring support services including the acclaimed summer recreation program, Camp

Goodtimes. Bring your family to be entertained by Good for Grapes, the Canadian Band War winners, Valley Voices winners, Alexandra Hawse, Irene Lumavag and Kate Gaulton and magician Gary Savard. There will also be a craft zone, climbing wall, bouncy castle, professional 4 x 4 off road racing drivers with their trucks, the Abbotsford Police members will be on site with the anti-gang Hummer and a police cruiser, BC Ambulance Service will have emergency response vehicles on display along with their bike squad. The Central Fraser Valley Search & Rescue will provide child safety in-

formation. A Bike Decorating contest and parade will take place, with the grand prize being a ride to school on the first day in the anti-gang Hummer. Prizes include a family pass to Agrifair, a car pass to the Abbotsford Air Show, a family pass for a VIP Chalet at Air Show, a family pass to Hockeyfest Beyond the Pond, Tradex event tickets and much more. Activities are by donation, and you can enjoy a hot dog or burger, chips and a pop for $5. For further information, access the Tradex website at Click on Event calendar, click on July 16 for event and contest details.

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The provincial government won’t soften its 10-month-old roadside administrative penalties for impaired driving, citing a 50-per-cent drop in drunk driving deaths since the rules took effect. Nor will it embark on a public information campaign previously pledged to help revelers decide how much they can drink before they might exceed the lower bloodalcohol limit of 0.05 if caught behind the wheel. “Half the number of people have died on the roads as a result of drunk driving based on the statistics we see,” Premier Christy Clark told reporters Monday. Preliminary numbers show 30 deaths in alcohol-related crashes in the first seven months of the new regulations, down from an average of 61 fatalities in the same October-to-April period of the previous five years. Police credit the new regulations – with the threat of stiff fines and car impoundments – for the improved driving safety record. Police can now impose an immediate penalty on any driver who blows in the “warn” range between 0.05 and 0.08. Instead of issuing a 24-hour suspension or a formal impaired charge, police can impose a 90-day driving ban, a $500 fine and impound the vehicle for 30 days, with the owner on the hook for the towing and storage charges. Former Public Safety Minister Rich Coleman had promised a review of the new rules late last year after the

bar and restaurant industry complained of lost business because patrons were drinking less. He had indicated that might lead to an appeal period where drivers caught by police could lodge challenges before the penalties are applied. But no such legislation was tabled this spring. B.C. Restaurant and Foodservice Association president Ian Tostenson said his members now accept that the rules are here to stay. “When the theme of Families First came through from the premier, it was pretty obvious that no one in their right mind was going to say families are important – and by the way, we’re going to loosen up on the impaired driving penalties,” he said. Business was down much more steeply in the immediate months after the change, he said. Now, he said, the worsthit businesses are down perhaps 10 to 12 per cent from before the change, possibly as patrons understand the rules and make alternate arrangements for transportation. He said it’s also difficult to say how much of the losses stem not from the drunk driv-

ing penalties but from consumers’ reluctance to spend due to the sluggish economy or the imposition of the harmonized sales tax. “I think we just have to adapt and find ways to make it work,” Tostenson said. “We wish it hadn’t happened. But it’s here and let’s make the best of it.” Attorney General Barry Penner is also counting on the policy change to help decongest B.C.’s crowded courts. The shift to police-imposed roadside penalties – dubbed by some defence lawyers as an effective decriminalization of impaired driving – means most of those incidents now no longer go into the court system. Penner previously called it a side benefit of the change that should help cut the backlog in the criminal courts. While those punished under the administrative system and not the courts pay a high price up front, they avoid possible court sanctions, including a criminal record, a possible one-year Canadawide driving as well as potential jail time. -Tom Fletcher is on holidays and returns next week.

Equestrians hope for a horse-friendly park By ANNE PATTERSON Black Press

Members of the equestrian community are being given a golden opportunity to participate in the formation of a master plan for Aldergrove Lake Park. This is the first time a management plan has been undertaken for Aldergrove Lake Park. “There is a lot of land banked, that is not currently in use, that will become part of a future vision for the entire 280-hectare parcel. We will be going to the horse community for more input on general and specific issues,” said Valoree Richmond, east area park planner for Metro Vancouver. Once a master park management plan is prepared, funds will be allocated to develop the plan. Valoree has owned a horse, and is quite familiar with some of the issues related to trail riding and multi-use trails. Two active B.C. equestrian groups are keen to take advantage of a chance to create a much-needed venue for their sport. One is the BC Carriage Club, and the other is the BC Miniature Horse Club, both of which have a lot of members from Langley. Shirley Bradley and Karen McGregor are members of both, and have been trying to get a foothold for carriage driving in Campbell Valley Park for years. They see a chance to participate in the management plan for Aldergrove Lake Park as a great step forward towards their goal. “We would love a place to practice for CDE’s (competitive driving events) and to drive on trails,” said Shirley. Both Shirley and Karen say the biggest potential challenge for drivers and trail riders face is the danger posed by off-leash dogs. Shirley referred to a series of accidents caused by the interaction of horses and dogs that were reported by riders in Island 22 in Chilliwack. She and Karen both want to make the point that some users groups do not mix safely on the same trail. “My horse isn’t OK with all dogs, and vice versa. I’ve tried telling dog owners who turn their dogs loose on the horse trails in Aldergrove Lake Park that my horse might kick a dog and cause serious injury. Sometimes the dog owners take offence. Riders and drivers need to feel safe on the trails,” said Karen. Karen has managed to get a permit from Metro Parks to drive her minis in the big field near the riding ring in Campbell Valley Park, but finds the rough, uneven ground hard to manage. “The trails in Aldergrove Lake Park are wonderful. We’d like an opportunity to drive on them. In Europe, they do it all the time,” said Karen. Park planner Valoree commented that it is generally accepted that off-leash dogs and horses are not compatible trail users. That’s where good planning comes in. Metro Parks is considering generating revenue from its park system by offering what Valoree terms “luxury” services like food concessions and dog washing stations. A campground in the park is also an idea under consideration. Horse riders and drivers can share their opinions on the Aldergrove Lake Park management plan online with Metro Parks at: -Anne Patterson is a local freelance writer and horse enthusiast.


No apologies for hammer attack By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

Albert Jacob Jackman said he will serve his prison sentence for the 2009 sledgehammer attack that permanently disabled a Langley man with his “head held high.” The broad-shouldered 24-year-old spoke at his sentencing hearing before a B.C. Supreme Court judge in New Westminster on Wednesday. In June, Jackman pleaded guilty on one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful confinement in the attack that sent 29-year-old Tyler Willock to hospital with multiple fractures. Defence counsel Brian Coleman told the hearing that Jackman went after Willock because he was making jokes about the murder of Jackman’s friend, Kevin LeClair, a Surrey Red Scorpions associate gang member who was gunned down in a Langley strip mall. Jackman and LeClair were very close, almost like brothers, according to a written statement filed by LeClair’s father.

Jackman, who has a tattoo Crown prosecutor Catherine of LeClair, was enraged to hear Fedder called it a “brutal, prothat Willock had laughed about tracted, cold-blooded, vicious the murder, saying it meant assault on another young man.” he wouldn’t have to pay back She is seeking a 12-year jail $40,000 he’d borterm. rowed from the murColeman is sugdered man. gesting six. “He [Willock] Either way, disrespected his close Jackman will still be friend [LeClair] in jail once he comwhose death he pletes his assault [ Jackman] took very, sentence because he very hard,” Coleman is also serving a life said. sentence of 25 years “Whatever else without parole for Albert Jackman may the unrelated March Albert Jackman be, he has a strong 28, 2009 murder sense of loyalty.” of 24-year-old Kyle Jackman tied up Willock Barber of Aldergrove. in the bedroom of his Langley At the close of the Wednesday home, applied duct tape to his hearing, Justice Robert Crawford eyes and mouth and hit him 20 asked Jackman if he had anything times with a sledgehammer. to say. The attack splattered the Jackman stood up and walls, ceiling and furniture of the expressed regret, but not for the bedroom with blood. injuries to Willock. Willock suffered multiple Jackman told the judge he fractures that required extensive came from a “wonderful family” surgery and months of rehab. where he was taught to protect He has not fully recovered his friends and not put them in from his injuries. harm’s way.

“Unfortunately, I did,” he said, an apparent reference to LeClair. He made no direct reference to Willock’s injuries, saying “I will continue to do my time with my head held high.” Jackman’s lawyer said his client always wanted to plead guilty to the hammer attack, but was convinced to wait until after his murder trial. Shortly after he was convicted of first-degree murder and received his automatic life sentence, Jackman pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault and one count of unlawful confinement in the Willock case. Jackman told police that the second man charged in the sledgehammer attack, Wesley Edward Kelemen, was simply a bystander who had nothing to do with it, his lawyer said. Kelemen, who earlier pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful confinement, was sentenced to time already served in jail since his arrest, one year and three months. The judge is scheduled to make his ruling on Jackman’s sentence July 20.

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Water restrictions irk taxpayer Editor: I have to tell you that I am more than annoyed at the Stage 3 water restrictions in Aldergrove this year. At a time when we have had more than our share of rain and still have to deal with winter runoff from snow, I’m more than annoyed that it is necessary for the residents of Aldergrove, Gloucester and Salmon River Uplands to have to deal with water restrictions. If push comes to shove, I can live without watering my lawn, but when I spend hundreds of dollars on annuals and perennials and vegetables into my garden I find it even more unac-

ceptable that all I can do is water with a handheld container and not a soaker hose. When I see my neighbour washing his or her car or truck and I can’t water my garden you can bet it frosts my socks. When I see car washes operating you can bet it frosts my socks, and when I can’t fill a tub for my dogs to jump into after playing in the heat of the day you can bet that also frosts my socks. This is summer, when people are supposed to be able to enjoy the use of public swimming pools, backyard swimming pools and ponds. Keep in mind that the only real public access to a lake in Aldergrove has been recently demolished due to non-forward

thinking by the powers that be. Let us fill our backyard pools and let us use that water to water our plants and gardens; recycle the water in our backyards. It’s a one time fill with a few top ups, and we are using that water to look after our gardens, even after the restrictions end. Think about it. Does no one at the Township listen to the taxpayer or think of options for using the water that we do have available to us? Why do they insist on spoiling our ‘summer’ with these restrictions, again considering that we have had the wettest spring on record and are still waiting for the winter swell from snow melt. Debbie Atkinson, Aldergrove

Solution in a can Editor: One of the worst disasters that can happen to the owner of a scooter is to get a flat tire. It happened to me twice and it took quite a bit of research to find a solution. Each of the local scooter sellers presented the same solution. Leave it parked in a store where it could be picked up while the owner took a cab home. The total charges are about $70. The best solution is being sold at Lordco; it is called GUNK Puncture Seal and it only costs $16. It contains a solution and compressed air which repairs the flat and inflates the tire at the same time. You have to be careful though because it contains sufficient compressed air to inflate a motor car tire. L. O’Reilly, Aldergrove

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Krause Berry Farms - 6th annual Farmer’s Feast Sunday, July 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sample and learn the benefits from fresher, more nutritious foods, and how supporting local farmers strengthens our local economy. JRFM will be live on site, as well there will be entertainment, music, face painting, story telling, horse drawn carriage and tractor rides as well as a petting zoo and Lego will be on site building a Lego strawberry. At Krause Berry Farms 6179 - 248 St. See: Aldergrove Library Adult Chess - for men and women once a month, 7-8:30 p.m. on Wed., July 27. Arrive 1/2 an hour early at 6:30 to set up and for warm up games. Bring your own board and if you have a timer bring that as well. You must already know how to play

chess. It is free. 26770 - 29 Ave. Info: Marlene at 604-857-4137 Happy Birthday Parks Canada - July 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., celebrate Parks Canada’s 100th Birthday at Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Ave., Fort Langley. The first 100 people receive a free souvenir. Learn to camp, discover what it takes to survive in the wilderness, learn to bake bannock, watch a historic weapons demonstration and much more. Free admission all day. Info: 604-513-4777 or www. Goats Pride Dairy Summer Open House - Saturday, July 16, 12 noon to 4 p.m. at 30854 Olund Road, Abbotsford. Enjoy tasting delicious cheese, and other organic goodies. Try your hand at making your own Goat’s Pride ice cream to enjoy and much more. Info: Jo-

Ann Dykstra 604-854-6261. Teen & Tween Glee Clubs forming two groups to rehearse and perform popular songs from Glee. 12 sessions run through July and August. Call Todd Brewer School of Music in White Rock for info: 604-538-2295. Feast of Fields - FarmFolkCityFolk’s annual fundraising gourmet harvest festival. With a wine glass and linen napkin in hand, you can taste the very best of B.C.’s chefs, vintners, brewers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans - a 40-course meal paired with wine and beer. Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-5 p.m. at Krause Berry Farms, 6179248 St., Langley ( Tickets $85 (children 7-12 $15; children 6 and under free) online at www.feastoffields. com or in person at all Choices

Markets and Krause Berry Farms. Event website: www.feastoffields. com and info: 604-730-0450 ext 304. Thunderstruck - the ultimate tribute to AC/DC, Thursday, July 21 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre in Langley (604-530-2211). Tickets $24.50 at and Casino Guest Services. Charge-byPhone at 604-530-2211. Rockin’ River Music Festival - 2 days of country music at Mission Raceway Park, 32670 Dyke Rd., Aug. 12-13. Friday: Sawyer Brown and Lonestar. Saturday: Travis Tritt, Julian Austin. More performers announced soon. Onsite camping available. Two-day tickets $139, $129 and $99. One-day tickets available. Info: www.rockinriver. com or 604-733-2235. Laughter Yoga - at Muriel Arnason

Library, join yoga teacher Nicole Worden to celebrate laughing for no reason, and just for the health of it. A technique of breathing and easy movement exercises designed to teach the body to laugh without depending on jokes or humour. Wednesday, July 20, 7-8 p.m. Registration is required: visit the library or call 604-532-3590. Crash Course in Songwriting - Have you ever written a song? Would you like to? Here’s your chance. Max Tell, singer and songwriter, will help teens find the tune, the rhythm, the rhyme, and the words to their own song. You’ll write it. You’ll sing it. You’ll wow your friends. Please call or visit to let us know you are coming, Saturday, July 16, 2-3 p.m., City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Crescent, 604-514-2855


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Our town turns green for summer The Aldergrove Business Association with support from Langley Township has scheduled another

Aldergrove Community Clean Up Project! This project is scheduled for July 17th from 8 am until 12 noon. The meeting place will be the Extra Foods parking lots as normal. We look forward in your participation as we hope to exceed our numbers from the last event. If you’re able to participate please reply to advising of the number or people that will be attending. This event is scheduled a week prior to the Aldergrove Fair Days in the hopes of providing a clean town for all those attending.

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It’s summertime at last and everything is so green and beautiful. We live in a great place: O Canada, we are proud of you. Things have quietened down at the OAP Hall. Carpet bowling is over until September, no more pot luck dinners until fall, but on Mondays at 1 p.m. cribbage is the game and on Saturday afternoons there is oldtime dancing and on Friday evenings the bridge club meets. There are fewer attending bridge so the club is considering changing the format to partnership bridge on July 15. Bridge is a great game and has been played at the OAP Hall for many years so to see it die out would be disheartening. Winners at the last session were Doug Johnston with the first prize score of 8350, Evelyn Swenssen was second with 7330 and Bill Smith had 6760. In this changing world we live in I feel sorry that people don’t enjoy socializing with people they know

rather than communicating all over Perhaps the visit of the Royal couthe world with people they may never ple had something to do with that? see, but that’s the computer age for Hockey season is over but I’m keepyou. So be it. ing track of all the trades that are The summer sale at the Veteran’s taking place. It was a great hockey and Seniors Club is season but came to a coming up on Satsad ending — not the urday, July 23. After loss to Boston so much watching the Alderas the stupidity of the grove Fair Days Parade masses on the streets of call in at the club for a Vancouver, giving our hamburger or hotdog beautiful city a black from the kitchen. eye. The sale actually Here’s a story to give starts at 9 a.m. so be an you a chuckle: early bird before the A man and wife are parade to scan over the sitting together in their tables of goods. There home and he says, will also be crafts and “Honey, just so you books for sale. know, I never want to Call in at the club Maudie MacPherson live in a vegetative state, from Tuesday to Fridependent on some day to enjoy a noon machine and fluid from dinner, followed by cribbage, whist a bottle. If that happens please just or dominoes. pull the plug.” Canada Day seemed to bring out So his wife immediately got up and the crowds and make us proud to be unplugged the TV and threw out all Canadians. his beer.





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Final Potter chapter unfolds on big screen Aldergrove Star

After 10 years and eight films, it all ends here. Attention all muggles and wizards: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the second half of the epic finale of the Harry Potter saga, opens nationwide on Friday, July 15. Metro Vancouver’s only drive-in movie theatre, the Twilight DriveIn, in Aldergrove, is pleased to give all Harry Potters fans the opportunity to see both parts of the thrilling final chapter together the day before. For one night only, on Thursday, July 14, Harry

Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 will play first at dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.), and that will be followed by the midnight premier screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Admission prices for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows double feature are $12.50 for adults, $7.50 for children and $9.50 for seniors. Regular showings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 will start on Friday, July 15, doubled with the Horrible Bosses comedy.


The final chapter of Harry Potter’s saga will be shown in a double header tonight at Twilight Drive-in. The Twilight Drive-In the Twilight Drive-In can is located at 260 Street be found at www.twilightand Fraser Highway. or call 604More information about 856-5063.

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will be,” said Justin. A lot of effort has gone into creating some strong material for the group’s first full-length album. The trio have gone a little deeper into the blues and their raw live performances are impressive. “We haven’t played on stage together for some time so we are super excited to show our hometown crowd what we have been up to,” said drummer Matt Eldridge. Tickets will be sold in advance for $15, which includes a beverage and a burger. They are available at the Station House or through Scott Brown, 604-857-9027. Come out to support a family in need and enjoy some local talent.

Aldergrove-based blues rockers The Joel Brown Band will be performing their brand of original blues at Station House Pub in Aldergrove on Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. All proceeds from the all-ages event will go to support an Aldergrove family who recently lost their home and possessions to fire. The “JBB” have been hard at work on songs for their up-and-coming album. Lead singer and guitarist Joel Brown and bass player Justin Koshman just returned from a month-long songwriting tour of the southern states. “There are a few songs that we haven’t showed anyone and we can’t wait to see what people’s reactions

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NLL Lacrosse coming to Langley! Washington Stealth vs. Toronto Rock

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Come out, get involved, and learn about the environment! A series of summer programs will be offered in the Langley Demonstration Garden at 4887 - 221 Street:

Eco Explorers Kids’ Camps

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Thursday, July 21 6:30 - 8pm Free

Tuesday, July 26; Wednesday, July 27; and Thursday, July 28

Tuesday, August 9; Wednesday, August 10; and Thursday, August 11 4 – 6pm

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Requests by residents and businesses for mowing and brushwacking are recorded then included in this seasonal program. To attend to individual requests would require reassigning the equipment, which would reduce the Township’s ability to complete all areas/sections. We appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation as we schedule your requests into our program work. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

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Can It! Food Preservation Thursday, August 18 5:30 - 9:30pm Sliding scale: $5 - $40

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public programs and events Septic Tank Seminar

The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street

During the spring/summer months, two roadside mowers and two brushwackers are assigned to predetermined routes to ensure that each area/section is completed at least twice during this period.

Family Nights

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The Township of Langley provides an annual mowing program that maintains Township-owned roadway boulevards and rural roadway ditches. This ongoing program covers approximately 3,500 km of roadside sections and is responsible for weed control, quality appearance, and maintenance of sightlines at intersections.

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Food Scraps now Included in Curbside Collection If you receive municipal garbage collection you can now put food scraps in with your yard trimmings (now called the Green Can). Please attach your new decal.


To be eligible for curbside collection, your container must meet the following criteria: Size must be: 77 L or 80 L • made of rigid plastic • strong enough to withstand collection activity • watertight and removable lid (lid must not be attached to can) • two durable handles for safe emptying

How do you maintain a septic system and what happens if you don’t? How can you avoid costly septic problems? Dean Scovill, Public Health Inspector, Fraser Health Authority will provide information on septic systems and Langley’s groundwater. Date: Thursday, July 21 Time: 7 - 9pm Place: Murrayville Firehall #6, upstairs Address: 22170 - 50 Avenue Cost: Free This public awareness event is brought to you by the Water Wise program, a partnership between the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society. Please RSVP to Ashley Aune at 604.534.3211, Ext. 1671. Water Wise is looking for volunteers to help with its door-to-door campaign in Murrayville this summer. Contact: Ashley Aune Water Wise Program 604.534.3211 Ext.1671

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Experience the Fraser River! Join Metro Vancouver and the Township of Langley in celebrating the opening of the Historic Fort Langley to Golden Ears Bridge Demonstration Project, the new portion of the Trans Canada Trail which connects Derby Reach to 208 Street. The new 2.7 km trail will be open for tours, along with exhibits, stunning scenery, and newly opened parkland. Bring your bike or walking shoes and enjoy this free, fun, outdoor family event. Date:

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From left are Megan Hamm, Elyssa Phillipson, Randi Hunter and Sonya Foulds.

Rugby women win all 3 Aldergrove Star

Aldergrove Secondary graduates Megan Hamm, Elyssa Phillipson, Randi Hunter and Sonya Foulds were part of a Womens National Rugby Championships, July 1-3 at UBC, winning all three of their games convincingly. The British Columbia Under-23 provincial team captured the Tier Two National Women’s League championship after a convincing 87-0 victory over New Brunswick on Sunday morning. B.C. went 3-0 during the competition, having previously defeated Ontario’s U23 team 49-12 and Saskatchewan by a score of 34-10. B.C.’s kicking prop Randi Hunter was again at the forefront of their attack, producing a game-high 22 points against New Brunswick through two tries and six conversions. Kayla Moleschi recorded her second hat trick of tries, having notched three in B.C.’s opener against

Ontario. Tries were also recorded by B.C. captain Jesse Olynyk, Abby Goodwin, Christie Auzins, Erin Grant, Sara Byers, Melissa Leblanc and Megan Banford. “We’re strong in the forward pack and in our backs. We hit the gaps and did a lot of off-loading and it worked to our advantage,” said Hunter after the game. “We worked really hard throughout the last few months to get here and we’ve just proved that we are the better team and we played our hearts out,” she added. “We knew going into [the tournament] that this was the year that we could get some of the best players at this age group together. It was quite a dream team for B.C.,” said B.C. captain Olynyk. Hamm and Hunter have been invited to play for the CIS University All-star Team, to play two games against the All American Collegiate All-Stars in Saranac Lake, New York, at the end of the month, July 28 and 31.

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Heat’s top scorer Keith signs in Sweden By DAN KINVIG Black Press

As a member of the Abbotsford Heat last season, Aldergrove native Matt Keith was afforded the luxury of playing as close to home as possible. As of this fall, Keith could hardly be any further away. He signed a one-year contract last week with Orebro, a club in Sweden’s second division. The 28-year-old forward chuckles when the geographical irony is mentioned to him. “It’s funny – my buddies are wondering why I have to leave so early, since I have to go over there the first week of August,” he said. “But I’ve been around here for 18 months now, so it’s not so bad. “It’s just part of the business. The way I look at it, I was fortunate SUBMITTED PHOTO enough to get the opportunity to From left, Aldergrove’s Doug Saunders, Connor Hunter, play (in Abbotsford). I’m proud of and Josh Kwiatkowski. the way it went, and now it’s on to four conversions and one ing the B.C. Sevens event penalty for a game-high 11 Hunter will head up to points. Shawnigan Lake School Black Press Hunter has also been for a four-day camp with invited to the B.C. Sevens the B.C. U18 XV’s program A career year for Brad Thiessen tryout camp starting this which will prepare for the has kept him in the Pittsburgh Tuesday and playing in the the National Champion- Penguins plans. Victoria Sevens this Sat- ships to be held in Calgary, The NHL club re-signed the urday, July 16 at Saint Mi- Aug 19-21. Thirty players 25-year-old goaltender from chael’s University School have been invited to this Aldergrove on July 5. Thiessen was and the University of Vic- camp, of which 25 will be a restricted free agent and he signed toria. This event is being successful in representing a two-way contract. used to select a team that their province. The contract pays him $525,000 will travel to the Isle of Man To see the event website if he cracks the Penguins NHL linein September to compete with all the key informa- up. in the Youth Common- tion go to www.cdnfestiPittsburgh has Marc-Andre wealth Games, represent- Fleury under contract as well as ing Canada. Schedules are not final- back-up Brent Johnson, who enters BC Rugby Youth Sevens ized but will be updated on the final season of his contract. Immediately follow- the tournament website. Last year with the Wilkes-Barre/

Valley men B.C. champions Aldergrove Secondary graduates Doug Saunders, Connor Hunter, and Josh Kwiatkowski were part of the Gold medal rugby team in the U18 division, representing the Fraser Valley. The top-seeded Fraser Valley U18 men’s squad went into the final with a perfect 5-0 record, and saved the best performance for last, downing the Vancouver Island Tide by a score of 31-8, to be crowned provincial champs. Boasting a number of Junior National Team and B.C. Elite Youth Sevens standouts, the Valley’s tenacious attacking style of rugby overran the Island defence. “We had a game plan and it was to attack wide,” said Fraser Valley captain Jorden Best. “On the field it was a break but not bend defence that kept them out.” Connor Hunter made every attempt at goal, kicking


Aldergrove Braves’ Connor Pinkey (#19) in bantam baseball action against North Delta at Aldergrove Athletic Park on Saturday, July 2.

the next chapter.” it was going to be another AHL Keith is coming off a solid sea- contract from them (the Flames/ son with the Heat – he paced the Heat). scoring-challenged “Where I am right squad with 35 points now in my career, I’m (20 goals, 15 assists) in looking forward to going 77 games. He was also over to Europe and startthe team’s AHL Man of ing the next chapter, seethe Year award recipiing where that takes me.” ent, recognizing his conKeith has some tributions to the local experience playing in community and chariEurope, having suited up table organizations. for Germany’s Ingolstadt Keith had talks with ERC in 2008-09. With Matt Keith the NHL parent Calgary Orebro, he’s been told Flames about returning, but the he’ll play on a line with Jared Aulin, two parties ended up parting ways. a former WHL standout with the “They just decided to go anoth- Kamloops Blazers and a longtime er way,” said Keith, alluding to AHLer. the Flames’ signing of AHL vet“He’s a great offensive-minded erans like Ben Walter, Guillaume guy, and that’ll make it easier,” Keith Desbiens and Clay Wilson to two- said. “I want to go with the mindset way contracts. “I haven’t been on an that I want to improve and get betNHL contract for three years now, ter, and keep as many doors open in and it was looking like, if anything, North America as possible.”

Penguins re-sign leading goalie Thiessen Scranton Penguins, Pittsburgh’s American Hockey League affiliate, Thiessen put together an outstanding season. In 46 games, he posted a 35-8-1 record with seven shutouts — the victories and shutouts led the AHL and were franchise records — and had a 1.94 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. His strong season did not go unrecognized, as Thiessen won the Aldege ‘Baz’ Bastien Award as the AHL’s top goalie and he shared the Harry ‘Hap’ Holmes Memorial Award with fellow Penguins netminder John Curry, as the duo

allowed the fewest regular-season goals against. The top seed in the playoffs, the Penguins were upset in the second round, despite Thiessen improving on his numbers — a 1.67 GAA and a .940 save percentage. Thiessen played his junior hockey in the BCHL with Penticton, Merritt and Prince George, and then spend three seasons at Northeastern University, where in his final year, he was a Hobey Baker finalist as the country’s top collegiate player. Thiessen signed a free agent deal with the Penguins in 2009.


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On the long weekend, Junior Men’s Baseball teams from the lower mainland met at Aldergrove Athletic Park for the third annual Devon Sutton-Havard Memorial Baseball Tournament. The weather was beautiful and the fans supported their Aldergrove Junior Men’s team as they faced tough competition. They were treated to excellent ball. In the end, the Newton Beavers succeeded in winning for their second in three years. The hometown men are already thinking about next year, hoping to secure their second win at the fourth annual event. The tournament is held to not only enjoy baseball, but to honour one of our young men, Devon, who loved ball and all that went with it and who passed away from cancer three years ago. It is also an opportunity to raise money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation so they may continue to search for a cure for cancer. The organizers are grateful to the teams, the sponsors, including local supporters: Clearview Greenhouses, Esquires, Brian Hunter, Kodiaks, Milseans, Poppy Golf Estates, and Save-On Foods, as well as other generous organizations and individuals, including Abbotsford Heat, Danielle Mohr and her campaign “Baked For the Cure,” B.C. Lions, Finning, Powerzone, Powerzone, Prostock and Willow Acres. It was also the introduction of a children’s book by Vera Sutton called “Good Night Devon” and its proceeds are also donated to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. In total, approximately $3,000 was raised for this worthy cause. Aldergrove has once more shown its generosity and compassion.

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Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and BC Hockey, announced that Langley will host the 2011 World Junior A Challenge from November 7-13, 2011. This is the second year in a row and third time in the six-year history of the tournament that it will be held in B.C. The 2011 World Junior A Challenge will follow the same format as previous years – two Canadian entries will be joined by four international teams, with two groups of three teams. The group winners will receive an automatic bye to the semifinals, while the second- and third-place teams will crossover for the quarter-finals. All 13 games of the 2011 World Junior A Challenge will take place at the Langley Events Centre, home of the BCHL’s Langley Rivermen. To celebrate the 50th anniversary season of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2011-12, 50 full-tournament ticket packages are now on sale to BCHL season ticket holders for just $89, an average of just $7 per game. Once those 50 packages have been sold, packages will be available to BCHL season ticket holders for $119. Ticket information for the general public will be released in late July. “Canada’s Junior A leagues continue to develop world-class players, and the 2011 World Junior A Challenge will be a terrific showcase for that talent,” said Bob Nicholson, president and CEO of Hockey

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Beautiful & adorable purebred German Shepherd puppies born on Apr. 27, no papers. Loving & affectionate parents, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Good family dogs. 604-796-3561 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-617-3470 CUTIE Celia is ready, just 11 wks old, $450.Good with kids, CKC reg, vet checked,dewormed and vaccinated , shots taken, coming with registration papers. ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, Male/Female, P/B, mircochiped, dewormed, Vet check, health guar’d Call Andrei 604-970-3807.

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582




PUPPIES FOR SALE, 9 wks old, Terrier X Chihuahua $300 Call 604-856-3855 West Highland Terrier, 13wks, Vet checked, 2nd shots, dewormedFamily raised, Crate/paper trained. 1 male, $900, 604-316-8691 YELLOW LAB PUPS CKC reg.. papers, first shots, dew claws removed,tatooed $900 (604)826-1088



WWW.BCAUCTION.CA BC Government Surplus Auction Vehicles, Equipment, Machinery, Seized Items and Misc. Items



SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. 1-800-5666899. STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $5 to $12/sq. ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Example: 30’Wx50’Lx16’H. NOW $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.








2008 Rockwood Freedom tent trailer, electric roof, shower, toilet, awning, etc. $7900. 604-530-7082


WANTED - Unwanted Cars, Trucks and Equipment. Will Pay Cash. Phone (604)792-7092 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


Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or 509481-9830 We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

Cash for all vehicles Free towing Quick service Always available

REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES to be moved, 1974-2008, Glenbrook 604-830-1960




NEW SRI Single, double, modular homes. Glenbrook 604-830-1960.



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



LAKEFRONT Properties, For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum


STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms Already Picked & u-Pick

Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow yellow signs

(6030 248 Street) OPEN Mon - Sat 8-7pm Sun 8- 6pm DAILY 604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351



ALDERGROVE - 3221 272B Street, Sat & Sun July 16 & 17, 8am - 4pm, many years of treasures priced to sell ALDERGROVE

GARAGE SALE 256 Davis Cres.

Saturday, July 16th 9am to 3pm TOOLS, CRAFTS, & LOT OF MISC.



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. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit for an extra 20% off or Call 1-888-4735407




Want to get into shape??

Hoist V3 Home gym

Perfect condition, hardly Patented 3-D articulating;


• Chest Press • Arm Press • Leg Press Paid $3500, sacrifice $1000. obo. Downsizing must sell.

Call: 604-309-6206 for more info. & photo



Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley



TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures.866-484-0857 (US)



CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@



GERMAN Shepherd female pups, large boned, CKC registered. Vet checked, tattooed. Excellent temperament. 604-819-1414 German Shepherd Pup- adorable 15wks, Female. Dewormed. 1st shots. Blk/tan. $500 604-466-2757. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GOLDEN retriever X Australian Shepherd, 9wks. black M w/white markings $300 Dewormed. No Sun calls: 604-819-4404, 604-823-6703 LAB PUPPIES, beautiful Chocolate & Yellow labs, 8 wk old females, 1st shots, call: (604)856-8987. LOVEBIRDS beautiful exotic colours, orange face babies, 3mth old, only $50/ea. John 778-294-2883. MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $650 (604)820-8513 MULTI POO minature black brown apricot 4-5lbs Hypo allerg, exc family pet vet cert $775. 604-341-1445 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or P/B REG’D B & T Coonhounds Pups. Exc. temp. social., utd. shots, m/c . $800 - 604-530-3484 P.B. AMERICAN PITT BULL Terriers, A.D.B.A. Reg. Champion blood line. $800 obo 604-724-8324 P. B. PRESA only 2 in litter, both males, $1200. Born May 6, great temp. born on farm. 604-855-6929 PRESA CANARIO pups, $500$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525 PRESA CANARIO X puppies, born May 8, on farm, great temp $650. 604-855-6929 or cell 604-217-1346 PUGS, fawn, 4 male, 2 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $550. (604)796-2727/799-2911




1903 MASON RISCH player piano. ball & cloth stool. over 100 piano rolls & cabinet $1200 604-448-1511



EUROPEAN LADY, experienced housecleaning. Avail Saturday. Affordable rates. Call 778-240-8706.



JENSEN DRYWALL and Renovation. Call Jerry for an estimate. (604)309-9628




A HELPFUL HANDYMAN Ltd. 778-808-7442. What can we do for you? Bonded and Insured!


Full body hot oil massage. Insuite showers. 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. #102-2451 Clearbrook Rd., Abbt.

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

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




S. LANGLEY, 2 bdrm mobile on acreage. Across fr Campbell Valley Prk. $1,050/mth + utils. In suite laundry. Horse negotiable. NS/NP. Avail now. Phone 604-532-9047.



LANGLEY, 4 bdrm, park like yard w. trails. Quiet, safe st. closed garage, NS, Jamie 604-209-3702 $2100 MISSION 4 Bd 3Ba, stnlss appl, 2 car gr, fenced, cul-de-sac, newer subdiv Stv. Lk Rd area, 1 blk transit, schools close, shr ldry w/ tenant down; pet on approval; $1400/m + util CALL: Len 778-867-2825 S.LANGLEY semi furn 5000sf loft on acreage. Across fr Campbell Valley Prk. 1 bdrm, lndry, N/S/NP. Horses neg. Ideal for cple. $1500 + utils. Avail now. 604-532-9047.



ABBOTSFORD / ALDERGROVE. Lge reno’d bach suite. Single, quiet, N/S only within. Safe area. $625/mo inclusive, no ldry. 604-856-7996 ABBOTSFORD west, 1 bdrm grnd lvl suite, avail Aug 1 or 15. NS/NP. $650/mo incl utils. 604-309-7900. ALDERGROVE. New 2 bdrm grd level suite. Own driveway, pri yard. Close to transit. Incl utils & laundry. Avail now. $800. N/P. N/S. 604625-4423 or 778-549-9831. ALDRGRV /W Abby 1 bdrm bsmt ste, sep lndry, suits prof sgl/cpl. $800/mo incl utils. NS/ 1 cat neg. Ref’s req. Cal 604-625-6636




612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE EXT. HOMECARE CO. of 24 yrs. Lge. client base, low overhead, lge. return. $25,000. obo Incl. clients & equip. Randy (604)975-9832



Manufactured Homes for Sale. MUST BE MOVED! Can be viewed at #37/#47 24330 Fraser Hwy Lgly. (604)813-9403


We pay you! Removal of vehicles, machinery/scrap metal. Up to $300 Dave@ NJS Metals, (604)852-5556


1991 CADILLAC Allante only 43,000 mi. Estate sale from La Conner, WA. Removable hardtop & Softtop. $8,500. 604-309-4001 1995 Mustang - 2.3 L, 5 spd man. 138,000K. Good running order. Cln. a/cared. $1250/obo. 604-888-1086 1998 CHRYSLER SEBRING conv JXI, exc cond, good gas mileage, $4995 obo. Bob (604)765-5546. 1998 SUNFIRE GT, exc cond. 2 dr, 132 kms, std, p/w, A/C, new brakes, AriCrd, $1700 obo. 604-780-8404 2000 LINCOLN LS, V6, fully loaded, exc. cond. $7,000 obo. Silver, Call (604)542-0129 2007 PT CRUISER only 22,000 miles. Sport wheels. $8,500. obo. Call 604-309-4001.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1989 VOLVO 780, 2dr, body by Bertone, black. 152,201 kms. Auto. Exc. cond. $9000: (604)538-1791 1992 MERCEDES 400E. Smooth & reliable transportation. Great cond. aircrd. 180K. $3600: 778-241-3224 1994 MAZDA MX6 - automatic. Good condition! $2250/obo. Call Bob (604)765-5546. 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE. Reg. maint. Smooth & reliable transportation. 212K. $3400: (778)241-3224 2005 TOYOTA CAMERY LE, 4 cyl, auto, 72 km, silver, loaded, very clean, $11,700. Call 604-518-9735 2006 MAZDA 5, 6 pass van, touring edition, loaded, auto, sunroof, 17’’ wheels. $9,900 obo. 604-309-4001.



ALWAYS CA$H Scrap Vehicle & Equipment Removal.

Don 778.938.6277

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 160K, $8500 firm. Call: 604-538-9257



2002 CHEVY ASTRO VAN, white, A/C, 103K, interior like new, AirCared, $7400. Call 604-598-0405. 2003 DODGE CARAVAN 7/pass, auto, a/c, new tires, great cond! $4400. Call 604-889-0593. 2003 DODGE DAKOTA, ext cab, 2 wheel drive, auto, canopy, 105K, $7800 firm. Call 604-538-4883.



HONDA Goldwing & trailer, ‘89 GL1500, 143,000 kms, superb condition, too many accessories to list (eg. CB radio, CD player, intercom, Must see $7,000 OBO (604) 8575898


20 Acre Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953

7.5 ACRES in Quesnel Lake area, Likely, BC Government forfeited property sold

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 24 out of 28 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888-593-6095.



14’ HURSTON Deep V 45HP, Merc. Closed canopy, trailer. Many extras. Must sell $3400 obo. 604-997-3113


1992 26’ OAKLAND 5th WHEEL. Original owner, has had TLC, extras, $7500. Ph: (604)888-4979

1996 CHEV SURBURBAN 2 door, 283 auto, p/s, p/b, disc brakes on front mag wheels, blk interior. $14,500. 604-626-4799



FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery

Warehouse Lien Act Michael Grainger 2004 37C PACE ARROW, 15,800 m, Shaw auto satellite, 3 slides, W/D, custom cover, 10 yr paint protection, etc. Better than new. $79,900. Call (604)869-3313 2004 KEYSTONE MONTANA, 5th wheel, 33’ alum. frame w/fiberglass ext, 2 slides-outs, w/d ready, rear lounge, lge pass thru bsmt. storage, Arctic pkg, new 50K plus, like new sac, $23,500. Great snowbird unit. Call Ron 604-870-4799

the following will be sold for monies owing for storage in the amount of 3097.02 plus all fees incurred by this action on or after July 27, 2011. 2005 Dodge 3500 3D7LS38C25G761175 For futher information contact Consumer Bailiffs 604-795-7337


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

Dan Flokstra .COM Call the Aldergrove specialist... Ready to move, when you are. 26258 - 60TH AVE. $1,150,000 Gorgeous 1628 sq. ft. rancher, has partially finished full basement, roughed-in plumbing for 3rd bathroom or in-law suite - with attached 2000 sq. ft. heated shop. Also has 1200 sq ft. modular home with its own 24 x 26 garage.


Dan Flokstra



Over 2,600 sq ft finished here on a 5,881 sq ft corner lot. 9’ ceilings, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, granite counter tops, above ground basement suite. In area of newer homes, walk to Elementary school. Have a look, you’ll like what you see. P.S. mom - large pantry area!!

Dan Flokstra



23252 - 20 AVE. $1,100,000 TOO MUCH TO LIST! 4.9 acres - Panabode style home with huge 800 sq. ft. unfinished loft and modular home, also in-law suite, plus 30 x 90, 14 box stall barn, and paved driveway. Southern exposure to enjoy in/ground pool. Home has many extras, but you’ll love the central kitchen & cork floors. Come and see it, and make your offer!


Dan Flokstra


26523 32A AVE $379,900 GREAT AREA

Fully finished basement in a great area. In great shape, new updated flooring, bathroom, new oak kitchen with full set of appliances. Tons of storage here for the hobbiest in the family. Take a look here. Excellent value! Now’s the time to buy.


Dan Flokstra

4857 - 256 ST.


$1,398,000 2 GOOD - 4 -2 FAMILIES All done here! Very nice 2600 sq. ft. 2 storey home with bonus room above garage. Lots of upgrades on this very new house - AWESOME shop plus 2nd family dwelling (3 bdrm) all on 11 acres with tons of water in the well. Great location - it even has air conditioning for the summer heat. This is a complete package!


Dan Flokstra



Dan Flokstra


MAKE YOUR DREAM A REALITY!!! #31 - 27456 - 32 AVE


359 - 240 ST

Recently updated with new bathrooms & colours to match! Great location in complex, double glazed windows, real wood fireplace, 3 bedrooms up - all you have to do is move in! Compare the value and then make your offer!


Dan Flokstra

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



2825 - 256TH STREET. $1,995,000 37 ACRES HOME PLUS LARGE BARNS


Dan Flokstra

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!



Dan Flokstra



$998,000 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!

Dan Flokstra







Check this out, it’s all here! A large 3,700 sq ft home on a beautiful property. Large dairy barn’s plus tons of hay storage 80’x180’ clear span main barn, square piece of property with fantastic building site. Spring is coming, take a look here - property has a slight southern slope.




19.5 ACRES



1 UNIT 3,360 SQ FT 1 UNIT 2,400 SQ FT 1 UNIT 1,684 SQ FT


Dan Flokstra

16.6 ACRES - 2 HOMES

Check out this beautiful gentle North sloping property in Bradner area. 2 good homes on property on a quiet no-thru street. Large barn plus shop just west off Brander Road North of Fraser Highway.




26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100




2007 SIERRA 2500HD 4X4

6.2L V8, power sunroof, leather, rear entertainment, heated steering wheel, park assist, power pedals, Bose sound. P5972A

Duramax Diesel 6.6L Allision tranny, locking diff, power seat, keyless entry, wide load mirrors, chrome bumpers. B0357A






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IN PRICE ADJUSTMENTS 2011 F-250 Super Cab 4x4 XLT Diesel amount shown



Remote start, power pedals, Z71 off road suspension, 4X4, bedliner, tow package, rear park assist. P5810A

4x4, 6.0L Vortec Max, A/C, cruise, keyless entry, power windows, alloys, climate control. P5838A


2011 ESCAPE I4


FWD XLT - MANUAL MSRP ......................................... $22,449 Total Price Adjustment............$988





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2004 SIERRA 2500HD 4X4

Duramax diesel, Allison tranny, trailor brake control, locking diff, power group, 4x4, bedliner. P5918A

Local truck, superb condition, Duramax Diesel, Leather, heated seats, MUST SEE! B0105A


2012 FOCUS


4 DOOR SEDAN S MSRP ...........................................$17,549 MSA Finance Cash .................. $500 Total Price Adjustment.............$618





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2007 3500 DUMP TRUCK


9’ dump box with rear 2-way tailgate and folding sides, rollout cover, Vortec V8 engine, 6 speed HD transmission. P5753B

Leather sunroof, 5.3L auto, 20” alloys, Bose sound system, tow pkg, heated seats, Onstar. P5829A






2011 RANGER SUPERCAB 4X2 SPORT MSRP .......................................... $21,449 Ford Employee Price Adjustment...................... $1,578 BCAA Member .............................$500 Delivery Allowance ................$5,000 MSA Finance Cash ..................$1,000 Guaranteed Trade-in Value (Paid for or not) .......................$1,000 Total Price Adjustment.........$8,578




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Manufacturer’s Warranty Exchange Privilege 150+ Point Inspection 24hr Roadside Assistance

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Ranger offer ends Saturday, July 23.

Thurs July 14, 2011 Star  

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