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Net closes in on livestock rustlers last few months were going through transition and nobody was on site. One was in the Abbotsford Police believe they are homing process of being sold, and the operator of the in on a group of people responsible for a rash other had recently passed away. The two sites were among three hit in of livestock and fowl thefts throughout the November and February, resulting Fraser Valley. in the heist of 5,300 pigeons that are Const. Ian MacDonald said the sold as meat – known as squab – for Abbosford Police Department’s live$4 to $10 each. stock enforcement officer (LEO) has Also this year, close to 20 Boer identified “people of interest” in the goats were taken from a property on thefts of chickens, pigeons, ducks, Downes Road in Abbotsford on four goats and sheep. or five separate occasions. The thefts began last fall at A series of livestock thefts were farms in Abbotsford, Langley and reported to the Langley RCMP in Chilliwack. The most recent ones occurred Boer goats are March, including 22 lambs, six ducks overnight Sunday at a farm in the among the live- and 65 chickens from three proper500 block of Gladwin Road in stock that have ties. One of those farms was also tarbeen stolen. geted in December and had 17 ducks Abbotsford, where 325 chickens and eggs were stolen, and on Tuesday in the taken. A farm in Chilliwack was hit in November, 33700 block of Vye Road, where tools and when seven pregnant goats – each valued at $5,000 worth of chickens were lifted. “We think it’s an organized group of peo- between $500 and $700 – were stolen. Six ple who have a certain knack for livestock and of them were later located on a property in Langley. the resale of livestock,” MacDonald said. At the time, Chilliwack RCMP estimated He said the culprits either sell the animals for slaughter, or through auctions and online that 60 goats in total had been swiped from sites – avenues through which buyers would the community. MacDonald said the rash of thefts resulted not know the creatures were stolen. He said the thieves are generally target- in the Abbotsford Police creating the LEO, ing smaller operations that might not have as a position that did not previously exist, and issuing a warning to local farm operators. many security measures as larger sites. Anyone with information about the thefts As well, they tend to have some “inside is asked to call Abbotsford Police Department knowledge” of the farm. For example, two pigeon farms hit in the at 604-859-5225. By VIKKI HOPES Black Press


A creative trophy for creative racers. Mike Robinson and son Lucas created this “wheels” trophy for the winner of the Crazy Wheels Race this Saturday at the Downtown Aldergrove MiniFest.

Get creative, get ‘crazy’ By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

It’s a crazy trophy, custom-made for a crazy contest. Aldergrove Fair Days director Mike Robinson and his son Lucas have handcrafted a trophy out of assorted wheels for the first annual “Crazy Wheels Cup.” This contest will be part of the Downtown Aldergrove Mini Fest set for this Saturday, June 11. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a variety of family-oriented entertainment, such as a live music and dance stage, a Pet Parade and Soap Box Derby. The Soap Box Derby will run along 271 Street north of Fraser Highway, and the road will naturally be closed to normal traffic for this event. Youngsters aged five to 12 will race their soap boxes in the morning, with the finals wrapping up around lunch time.

This will set the stage for the running of the Crazy Wheels Cup, a competition open to all ages. Competitors will be judged on creativity, rather than speed in this contest. “We want to see how creative Aldergrove can get,” said Robinson. “There will be maximum points for style, not speed.” Entrants are required to build their own rolling devices, with the only proviso that the vehicle has at least three wheels, steering and brakes, and a 200 pound unloaded weight limit. For information on this event call Robinson at 604-351-1175. For information on the soap box derby call Kenny at 778-772-7417. The pet parade is hosted by Royal Paw Palace and their number for information is 604-6073888. There will be other activities during the day at downtown Aldergrove merchants, including a free barbecue at Aldergrove Credit Union.

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An Aldergrove highway that’s taken a beating from gravel trucks during the Gateway Hwy. 1 construction work is getting a facelift. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a $1,894,622 contract to Lafarge Canada to resurface 10.5 kilometres of Highway 13 (264 Street) from the Canada/ US border to the Highway 1/264 Street interchange. The improvements will increase safety and ride comfort for drivers using this important Fraser Valley corridor by providing a smoother pavement surface. Heavy truck traffic in recent years had made the surface like a washboard.

Regular resurfacing protects the road’s foundation by sealing out water and preventing potholing. This project will extend the lifespan of the highway and ensure the public’s infrastructure is maintained to a high standard. Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman said, “This project will extend the lifespan of the road, and make driving this section of highway safer and more comfortable,” he added. The resurfacing will be done from 0 Avenue 56 Avenue at the interchange. Work began this month and is to be finished by July. Motorists are urged to pay attention to all traffic control personnel when driving the corridor during this time.

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High speed blamed in freeway fatality By VIKKI HOPES Black Press

High speed is believed to be the cause of a singlevehicle crash that killed a 32-year-old Abbotsford man Saturday night in Langley. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said three witnesses at the scene stated they saw Jeremy Joseph Pinette, 32, travelling at about 160 km/h before his green Dodge Viper BLACK PRESS PHOTO entered the grassy medi- Police examine overturned Dodge Viper involved in freean on Highway 1 at 248 way fatality on Saturday night. Street. The vehicle rolled over and pinned him, kill- where the Viper could Pinette was still affiliated ing him instantly. be seen upside down in a prior to his death and to Pinette was the sole ditch. what degree. occupant of the vehicle. Lower Mainland Pinette did not have a Thiessen said a Langley District Port Mann Traffic criminal record, accordRCMP officer had first Services was dispatched ing to the provincial court seen the Viper just before to the scene. database, but had been HARRY HUNT PHOTO 10 p.m. travelling west on Media reports indicate charged with a dozen Mike Strachan of Aldergrove alongside his 1912 Model A Ford. Strachan was one of the participants in the B.C. Model A and 56 Avenue towards 264 Pinett e was a Hells Angels driving offences since T Club who showed off their restored old beauties at Langley’s Farm Museum in Fort Langley on Sunday. Street in Aldergrove. associate who grew up 2002 including speeding, The officer turned in Langley but had been and driving without due around and activated his living in Abbotsford in care and attention. emergency lights, but the recent years. When contacted by Viper was no longer in Thiessen said police the Abbotsford News, sight. were aware in 2008, dur- Pinette’s father, Roger, The officer turned off ing 25th anniversary cel- declined to comment. his emergency equipment ebrations of several Hells Any witnesses to the and did not pursue the Angels chapters, that accident who haven’t yet car, Thiessen said. Pinette was involved with spoken with police are The officer then head- the organization at some asked to contact Const. ed west along Highway 1 level. Becker at Port Mann carry out soil assessment. before,” he said. “This is a citizen By NATASHA JONES and noticed traffic slowHowever, he said he Traffic Services, 604-526Black Press This was done by Sonia Meili who has been here for many years ing at around 248 Street, did not know whether 9744. In 2005, the Agricultural Land who wrote in the 2009 report: and is trying to do the right thing.” Fox backed Richter’s motion. “If Commission issued a stop-work “Taking into account background order after a south Aldergrove prop- levels for the Lower Mainland, my someone has already dumped soil erty owner trucked in an unknown analysis found that the imported fill on the property illegally, what penquantity of fill onto his land with- meets the criteria for agricultural alty did he pay? Obviously this was out a permit. The fill contained use and is therefore not contami- a case of illegal dumping.” nated.” Referring to Meili’s report that wood and construction debris. Meili added that the Township “woody debris and other construcAccording to a November, 2009 letter from Madrone Environmental and the ALC “have not requested tion debris” should be removed, Fox asked who would carry out Services, the landowner, Mohinder that the previously imported [fill] inspection to ensure that this is Paul, was not required to remove be removed from the site.” In the same report, Meili noted: achieved. the contaminants. “How are we going to guarantee But he will now, if he wants “Woody debris and other constructo bring in more fill to his south tion debris which I noted scattered that this process is actually going to on the surface and buried in the be followed?” he asked. Aldergrove property. The ALC will oversee the work Last month, Township council previously imported fill, should be ordered Paul to remove any con- collected and removed from the “in a heavy-handed way, in my opinion,” Ward advised. taminated fill that remains on his site.” The same report, Councillor The motion to hold a public land at 913 - 264 St. HARRY HUNT PHOTO Council took the action after Charlie Fox observed, notes that hearing was defeated, but a major- A collision at the corner of Fraser Highway and 268 Street on May 30 sent two to hospital. it passed a motion advising the a fish-bearing stream and wetland ity of council supported Richter’s Agricultural Land Commission is located in a ravine immediately proposal calling for the removal of that it does not oppose Paul’s appli- south of the proposed fill areas. The any contaminated fill. Langley RCMP is seeking the the groceries she was carrying, Council also agreed that a quali- assistance of the public to iden- and fled. cation for a soil deposit permit to fill area covers three acres of 13 acre fied professional will carry out an tify a robbery suspect. add 12,000 cubic metres of fill to property. The suspect is described as Last October, the Township cir- inspections to ensure that new fill his land. On February 24 just after 2 Caucasian, 30 to 40 years of The volume of fill is the equiva- culated a mail-out to neighbours is not contaminated and meets agri- p.m. a complainant reported she age, approximately 6’3” tall, thin about the permit application, and cultural standards. lent of 1,700 truckloads. had been walking along a path build, crooked yellow teeth, Council agree that a qualified running parallel to Fraser High- medium length brown hair, and According to a staff report pre- received no written responses. Nevertheless, the application professional must produce a cer- way just west of 265A Street. sented to council on May 9, Paul’s wearing dark clothing – possibly plan is to create “a soil structure should go to a public hearing, tificate showing that the elevation A male approached her asking a mac jacket, and he appeared of the property, once fill import has for a cigarette and when she de- very dirty. capable of retaining rainfall as well Councillor Kim Richter said. Councillor Grant Ward strenu- been completed, does not exceed clined he produced a knife. He as to enhance the depth of growing Police are asking anyone with ously objected. that of adjacent properties at the then reached into her pocket, information to call Langley Police drawing of medium” for a blueberry farm. “We’ve been through this property lines. Madrone was hired by Paul to theft suspect took a sum of money along with RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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Police hear ‘gunshot’ By VIKKI HOPES Black Press

Abbotsford Police thought a gun had been fired while they were investigating a report of masked suspects near the Aldergrove-Abbotsford border early this morning. Additional officers – about a dozen in total – from Abbotsford Police and Langley RCMP were called to the scene, and three suspects were found. But the situation intensified when the trio disobeyed orders to raise their hands and lie on the ground, instead fleeing on foot. Const. Ian MacDonald said officers were concerned that a gunman was on the loose, but they were soon to learn otherwise. The incident began at about 1:30 a.m., when a private security officer contacted police and reported that several masked suspects had been spotted in a new housing development north of the

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27000-block of Fraser Highway. When police arrived, they approached two vehicles parked at the side of the road. A 17-year-old girl said her friends had left one of the cars for a bathroom break. During that conversation, a loud bang was heard. Shortly after, three suspects appeared on the street in front of officers. When they ran off, a dog unit was deployed and officers contained the area. Two boys, 16 and 17 years old, were located, along with a ski mask and balaclava. It was determined that the group had toilet-papered and egged a home and several vehicles at that residence. The loud bang was a firecracker. MacDonald said the group, all from Abbotsford, had targeted a fellow student over “drama taking place at high school.” He said the youths will face mischief charges.


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Eighty tickets issued in one-day traffic blitz Black Press

As he pulled up to the intersection of the Fraser Highway and Langley Bypass on a recent Wednesday morning, the driver of the small car with the badly cracked windshield may have wondered why the casually-dressed man standing near the walk sign was talking into his collar. If he did, he had his answer a few seconds later when he was pulled over and ticketed for driving with his vision obscured. He’d been meaning to get the glass fixed, the sheepish driver told the officer, but he never got around to it. It was a busy morning for the spotter, a police officer in civilian clothes with a concealed radio who alerted fellow officers east and west

Helping our military families At the heart of every soldier there is a strong family, and at the heart of every military family in Canada there is the Military Family Resource Centre. In keeping with the Fraser Valley and its roots, while still finding a new challenge for herself, Louise Smith has been selected as the new executive director of the Mainland B.C. Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). A Fort Langley resident for more than 15 years, Smith has enjoyed the pace of the Fraser Valley and the work that she has done both in her professional life and with non-profit organizations like the Fraser Valley Women’s Resource Society. “It’s a pace that allows people to get to know each other,” she said. Having worked closely with families for the past seven years at Abbotsford Community Services, Smith will be working with a new set of families with new dilemmas and stresses for her to work with. “I felt like I was ready to move to something a bit more challenging,” Smith said. The MFRC is a not-for-profit, national organization that helps Canadian military personnel and their families by providing programs and services to help them cope with the military life. More than 1,500 families in the Lower Mainland receive a monthly newsletter from the MFRC and an intensive level of support is offered to a wide range of these families, as well as others deployed

from all over Canada. To deal with the constantly changing times, the staff and team at MFRS will constantly have to adapt their strategies to help families cope with their placements and the military life. As executive director, Smith will work with the two Lower Mainland centres, one in Chilliwack and another in Vancouver, with the intent to create two cohesive working environments. Of the staff that Smith will be working with, 50 per cent will come from a military background, which will work in Smith’s favour. Because she does not come from a military background, she will work to understand military operations through working closely with other members of the staff, using their feedback and networking with other centres to help establish a new dynamic. “It’s going to be a lot of conversations, and observations,” Smith said. The programs offered by MFRC help children and families feel more normal in what can be a very hectic military life by offering group, peer and community support. “Their families are really such a key piece of keeping things positive. “We have to be aware of what’s needed out there,” Smith said. MFRC offices are open in Chilliwack and Vancouver, open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more info go to http://www.familyforce. ca/sites/MainlandBC/EN/Pages/default.aspx.

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of the intersection to questionable vehicles. Police from the Langley RCMP and Fraser Valley Integrated Road Safety Unit also staked out 208 Street near 82 Avenue that afternoon. More than 80 tickets were issued during the one-day enforcement campaign, part of a provincial crackdown against high-risk driving. Twenty-one people were ticketed for ignoring the ban on using electronic devices like hand-held cell phones while at the wheel. Another 17 tickets were issued for failing to wear seat belts, eight for having tinted windows, seven for failing to display an “N” or “L” Sign, six for having no front licence plate, four for failing to produce a driver’s licence, three for having a


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Swiss researchers who put subjects through an exercise regimen of an hour a week, made an interesting discovery. The exercise was walking to piano music, and the more intense the music, the more challenging the movements. At the end of the test period, researchers found that apart from the anticipated improvement in muscle strength, the women’s balance was greatly enhanced so that after six months, their risk of falling had halved. The subjects were compared to another group which did only normal exercises with no music and who made no gains in balance. The seniors in the study lived in retirement communities in Switzerland. Retirement homes are growing in popularity all over the western world, drawing residents who have sold larger homes, are unable or disinclined to cook their own meals, and want to spend their twilight years with fewer responsibilities and more social interaction. Many are able to stay in their communities, close to amenities, and are re-assured when nursing care is provided in-house. But if there’s a weak spot, it’s a lack of outdoor exercise. The lives of residents become more sedentary than ever, and many spend hours each day sitting. And sitting, health care practitioners are saying, is the new smoking: a very unhealthy habit. The benefits of exercise go far beyond the physical, of fluidity of movement and bone strength. Not getting enough is associated with countless physical, emotional and mental disorders. Many retirement homes offer exercise programs that range from tai chi to lifting weights, and walking the corridors. But that’s not enough, says a Langley family doctor who is concerned about the tendency of many seniors to remain confined to the floor of their residential care facilities. “A short daily walk outdoors, if only 10 to 20 minutes, would likely ameliorate some of their symptoms of distress,” said Dr. Cheryl Mason. “As a GP, I get asked to treat depression, agitation, insomnia and so on,” she said, noting that patients, particularly those with Alzheimer’s, are on medications which may be contraindicated, or not recommended. “There is not a lot left to treat them with,” Mason said. One solution is to encourage residents to get back to the basics: Making walking outdoors part of their daily routine. “Those patients of mine who do get outdoors for a daily walk or outing seem to do so much better overall, both physically and emotionally,” she added. But there are barriers. The facilities say they don’t have the staff, and it’s up to the families to take the residents outside. It’s more difficult to persuade residents who have led previously sedentary lives to get up

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Ready to go: A senior ties the laces of her shoes, ready for a walk outdoors. “I walk with her every day that I and walk, and in many cases, areas such as treed boulevards where work,” Marie said. “The more stimseniors could safely walk, are not ulation she gets, the better for her. always in walking distance from It keeps her in better health, and the more they (seniors) do it, the lonresidences. Mason applauds community ger they will stay independent. “This is what all retirement comagencies for organizing outings and munities need.” other social excursions. At 74, Carolyn’s aunt is one of She suggests action could go further: Local governments should the youngest residents on her floor compel developers of retirement in the care home. “She has always been an active and long-term care homes to ensure adequate greened walking corri- and fit person, so not being able to come and go when she wants has dors. “I would like to see some co- been a hard adjustment to make. ordinated community effort,” Having a walker to get her out and Mason said. Patients who are cog- converse with has made her happier nitively impaired become isolated and has eased some of her anxiety,” in their own homes because they Carolyn said. Those walks with Marie suit her do not have the ability to venture better than organized outings and outdoors. “They need someone to take are a much healthier alternative to her habitual pacing of corridors. them out every day,” Mason said. The family appreciates Mason’s “We need a community program that has senior high school students commitment to her patients’ wellor others in the community pro- being regardless of how old they are vide volunteer hours as companion or their level of dementia. “She cares about the quality walker,” she said, adding that a short course could be offered to teach of life my Aunt is having, and by companion walkers how to treat encouraging a walking program is giving her options to keep well and seniors with courtesy and respect. These students should be active,” Carolyn said. Like Mason, she realizes that encouraged to become companion walkers for those who cannot walk retirement homes have limited alone, or who have cognitive or resources to organize this. “They don’t have the staff, and other challenges which make going they don’t have the time.” outside alone inadvisable. With Canada’s aging population, Exercising outdoors, even for those who walk at a slow pace, pays the number of people with demenhuge dividends, Mason said. It can tia is rising. How does exercise reduce stress and soothe the mood. help them? Light aerobic exercises There is scientific and anecdotal increase blood to the brain, rejuevidence that supports a daily pre- venate the lungs and heart, while scription for getting close to nature, resistance or weight training helps and she encourages families to see build lean muscle mass and boosts that infirm parents or grandparents metabolism. This helps to control get sunlight and fresh air every day. blood sugar levels. The family of one of Mason’s The important element is to patients, a woman with dementia, exercise outdoors. did just that with positive results. “We know that sunlight and Carolyn, the niece of the patient exercise improve mood and cogniwho lives in the assisted-living wing tive function, so let’s get our citizens of a Langley retirement home, in residential care back out into the decided to pay Marie to be a ‘com- outdoors for that daily walk or outpanion walker’ for her aunt, who ing,” Mason said. suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. In “That historical ritual should be only one month, her aunt’s demean- available to all.” or improved. The deterioration of mind-body “She seems happier,” Carolyn co-ordination is one of the perils said. of dementia, so regular exercises to Marie walks twice a week with enhance flexibility and balance are her aunt, and when the weather important. gets warmer and dryer, the frequenWhatever they choose, residents cy will be increased. As she walks must be encouraged to spend time around the courtyard where the outdoors every day, Mason says. aunt lives, Marie engages the aunt “I wonder when some of the resin conversation and talk about the idents of Langley’s residential care colours of spring flowers. facilities last went outside?”


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The Vancouver Canucks have never been closer to a Stanley Cup. As of Monday morning, they had two of the four wins they need to clinch the Cup. I’ve been a Canucks fan since the NHL team started in 1970, although my pre-Canucks loyalty to the Montreal Canadiens remains strong. When I began paying attention to hockey, the NHL was still a six-team league and most Canadians chose either Montreal or Toronto to cheer for. I chose Montreal — and they promptly lost the Stanley Cup to the Leafs in 1967. After that, Montreal has had several great teams and many Cup wins, while Toronto has, for the most part, sunk into oblivion. Many B.C. residents felt that this area deserved a team when the NHL expanded to 12 teams in the fall of 1967. However, at the time there was no NHL-sized rink. The City of Vancouver and PNE quickly rectified that by building the Pacific Coliseum,which hosted Frank Bucholtz Canucks games for their first 25 years in the league. The wrong was righted in 1970, and Vancouver hockey fans have been (mostly) loyal to the Canucks since then — particularly in 1982 and 1994, when the team made it to the finals. The 1982 team made it by persistence, luck, great coaching and plucky play, but was no match for the New York Islanders. There were some great players, including Richard Brodeur and Stan Smyl. Perhaps most representative of the team was Dave “Tiger” Williams, who was traded by the Leafs to the Canucks and brought his unique personality, style of play, determination and inspiration to the team — on the ice and in the dressing room. The 1994 Canucks were a better team, with Russian sniper Pavel Bure and Trevor Linden among their leaders. They could have beat the New York Rangers, but had some unliucky breaks in the final series. Over the years, there have been many Langley connections to the Canucks. The Canucks first NHL coach, Hal Laycoe, was a Langley resident, as was (and perhaps still is) Charlie Hodge, the Canucks’ first goaltender. Garth Butcher has been a Langley business owner for years, and has many friends here. Ryan Walter, who recently served as Canucks’ assistant coach, also has strong Langley connections. Many Langley residents are big hockey fans, and the interest in minor hockey in this community began soon after the Canucks began playing in 1970. Within a few years, Langley’s first two hockey rinks, the George Preston Centre and Aldergrove Arena, were built and junior hockey began here almost immediately afterwards. Hockey remains a passion for many Langley kids and adults. We all have great memories of various aspects of Canucks history. For me, they include seeing the team play the Boston Bruins (1970 Stanley Cup champs) in early 1971 at my first-ever NHL game. Many memorable evenings were spent listening to Jim Robson call the play-by-play on radio. He remains my favourite broadcaster. Like all fans who were around then, I will never forget the 1982 run for the Cup. Another such run is now underway, and it seems almost certain that this run will end a 40-year quest for hockey’s Holy Grail.


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VICTORIA – The treaty with the Yale First Nation in the Fraser Canyon was hastily approved as the B.C. legislature adjourned for the summer last week. This treaty was by far the most significant work of the legislature session, and it may make or break the hugely expensive B.C. treaty effort. Yet it received all of four hours of debate during the abbreviated spring legislature session and will probably get little attention when it reaches the House of Commons for final approval. A few eyebrows were raised when Chief Justice Lance Finch of the B.C. Court of Appeal entered the legislature to give royal assent to the treaty and a handful of other bills. This would normally be the duty of Lt.-Gov. Steven Point, but he was on a four-day visit to promote literacy at reserves in the Quesnel and Williams Lake area. I’m advised by the lieutenant-governor’s staff that this trip had been scheduled for some time, and his absence had nothing to do with the treaty awaiting his signature. It is purely a coincidence that Point is a former tribal chair of the Sto:lo Nation, which sent a delegation to the legislature to protest the Yale treaty just before it was tabled. The only substantive scrutiny of the treaty, and the

Yale treaty is toughest test yet

only vote against it, came from independent Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson. He stressed that he supports the Yale’s right to a treaty, but detailed the Sto:lo’s objections. Their central objection is that the 150-member Yale band is an arbitrary creation of the Indian Act, a splinter group of the larger Sto:lo Nation. The treaty formalizes the Yale’s control over key canyon fishing and rack drying sites that were vital to survival for thousands of years. Ottawa outlawed transfer of native hereditary property rights in its notorious potlatch law of 1884, and native fish sales in 1888. This disrupted whatever order had been imposed by Sto:lo clans on the fishing sites. Some Sto:lo people were moved south to reserves in the Fraser Valley, where they were expected to abandon their traditional ways and become farmers. Sto:lo Nation president Joe Hall put it to me this way: “I don’t want to be like Donald Trump and look at people’s birth certificates, but the Yale are a Sto:lo band. They would have been chased out of there a long time ago if they weren’t.” In the treaty debate, Simpson put it to Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak that the federal and provincial governments have resorted to

a “first-past-the-post” system to force progress on treaties. He said the tiny Yale community gets a huge advantage by completing a treaty, while some Sto:lo bands remain at an early stage of negotiations and still others aren’t in treaty talks. Polak cited a section that is now standard in modern treaties. It protects the constitutional rights of other aboriginals where a court upholds a claim to Yale territory, which they will soon own as fee-simple property. Polak insisted the Yale treaty will ease tensions in the disputed fishing sites, where violent incidents have taken place. She argued that exclusive access to the main areas of dispute was long ago included in the Yale’s original reserves. The treaty will provide a process for temporary access by other people, native and nonnative. We will see if she is right, perhaps as early as this summer. There are two regions of B.C. where the encroachment of European settlers led to shooting wars with aboriginal people. One was the CaribooChilcotin and the other was the Fraser Canyon. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

Stanley takes precedence When it comes to a choice between politics and playoffs, the winner is obvious, especially when the home team is poised for Stanley Cup glory. The Vancouver Canucks’ run to hockey’s greatest prize has prompted Township council to shift its meeting time on June 13 as it conflicts with the scheduled sixth game of the cup final series against the Boston Bruins. Instead of postponing its afternoon and evening sessions for that day, council decided to combine both meetings. Council’s business will start at 2 p.m. and end no later than 5 p.m., the time that all playoff games start. Councillor Jordan Bateman proposed the change, noting that even the provincial government has rescheduled HST forums to accommodate fans. -Natasha Jones, Black Press


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

Time to get our fair share! Editor: I read a letter recently submitted by Township Councilor Kim Richter in which she was decrying the fact Mayor Rick Green has unilaterally ordered a ridership study to validate the need for bus service to the Gloucester Estates Industrial Park without the fiscal expenditure being authorized by Council. Council, most who have been in place for several terms, have not lifted one finger to demand TransLink provide a bus link to the Township’s largest economic

generator. Managers of the various concerns in Gloucester advise that their inability to get competent labour due to lack of transit is impairing their competitive position versus other industrial areas in the Lower Mainland, as well as their prospects for expansion. This must be extra galling in view of the fact they submit $1.4 million to TransLink annually with nothing to show for it. A meeting at Gloucester on February 21 gave Mayor Green unanimous support to conduct

the research get a bus link in place. Might I suggest the Council support Mayor Green’s various endeavours to improve TransLink’s offerings within the Township and connections to other centres south of Fraser? With another 500,000 people moving south of Fraser by 2031 and TransLink perpetually mentally hobbled with a Vanouvercentric mindset, we need all of the help we can get to ensure we receive service in proportion to what we send TransLink. Lee Lockwood, Aldergrove

Hazards not high priority for Township Editor: I’d like to thank Township council for taking up the issue of traffic lights at 256 Street and the Fraser Highway, and also Black Press reporter Natasha Jones for her detailed accounts. It’s no surprise that staff recommended council take no immediate action, since the Township has many pressing demands on its budget that rate a much higher profile than traffic lights at a road junction that hosts no

commercial operations. What is surprising is that it was on May 9 that council asked staff to complete within one month a detailed report on the intersection, yet on May 30 it received a report that actually predated the May 9 meeting. The “detailed analysis” council was given was based on a one-day study conducted over seven hours on Wednesday, April 13. The Canucks were playing the Chi-

cago Blackhawks that day, too. Never mind. Thanks again to a council that is always willing to listen and to expert council staff that have pledged to monitor the issue. Meantime, those of us who use 256 Street and would like to lower the likelihood of a nasty accident will continue to avoid this intersection if we can. Janet Ingram-Johnson, Aldergrove

Mayor and council should encourage debate Editor: My letter to the editor at the end of April regarding the budget process at Langley Township Council precipitated a rush of letters both for and against my position. I appreciate the concerns raised by the letter writers and the various points of view on my candidacy for Mayor. I believe the democratic process is well served by encouraging debate around the important issues facing Langley Township. I am writing this letter to clarify my position on a very important matter that may have been misinterpreted. It was stated by Robert Moats that I

would support the “existing” council and by doing so I “will obediently take direction from the backroom” as a rubber stamp for some of the councilors. Every three years the voters go to the polls to vote for Mayor and eight Councillors. Some of the faces may be the same, but with the addition of a new Mayor and/or Councillor(s) “Council” is renewed. Unlike the Premier, the Mayor does not have the luxury of selecting his cabinet. After November’s election there is an expectation that the Mayor will work with the duly elected Council. Under provincial legislation for

local government, the Community Charter, it states as part of the Mayor’s duties, he or she is to “provide leadership to Council” and “reflect the will of Council”. The Mayor has one vote on Council. After allowing for healthy debate on issues facing Council a vote is called, the outcome then becomes the will of council. I believe for Langley Township to move forward and brand itself as the very best place to live and work, we need a Mayor who speaks for Council. This is not a “rubber stamp” but good government. Jack Froese, Langley

HST not a benefit to small businesses Editor: I have been having many conversations recently with members of the public about the HST and one point keeps coming up again and again. People with small businesses that have customers outside Canada are pleased with the HST, which does appear to benefit them. I understand that, but caution them to think of the bigger picture and of the long term destiny of B.C. and its people. The HST was pushed on B.C. by the federal government because it helps the giant multi-national corporations that now control the world economy.

This trend towards internationalism and corporate control is not a good thing for B.C. because it robs us of any say in our financial destiny. All Canadians are increasingly becoming pawns in an international web of trade and corporatism subject only to the World Trade Organization, the World Bank and similar multi-national organizations guiding this ship of greed. Our HST will become part of the scheme to reward multinational corporations and encourage their encroachment on our economy. Fortunately, B.C.’s economy (at the moment) is still dominated by small

business, mostly service businesses, and it is small business that provides jobs for almost all our people. B.C.’s move to the HST is a giant step in handing over Canada to corporate control of all aspects of our lives. Yes, some small businesses that have foreign customers will gain for the moment but how much longer before they too are taken over by some larger interest and the jobs they proudly boast of are lost to Mexico or some third world country where workers will work for much less. Look at the future of our country and beware. Eileen Spencer, Aldergrove

Why not bags? Editor: I have to wonder why the Township changed garbage/recycling collecting companies. I suppose it’s that old reason of accepting the lowest bid, but I notice that the new com-

pany does not pick up plastic bags for recycling, which I have dutifully washed and saved. The previous company did. I imagine the recycling depot will take them, but as my husband and I

are in our eighties, and I don’t drive, we don’t take regular trips there. Putting the plastic bags in our recycling bin was so much easier and ensured that the bags were recycled. Pamela Kent, Aldergrove

Stop the transit insanity Editor: Please, I beg you, stop the transit insanity. We need to divert the limited funds to where they really are needed. I’m talking about hospitals which are in great need of renewal. I just spent a week in Langley Memorial and witnessed very overcrowded conditions. The halls are lined with supplies that need storage, making patients moving around the halls vulnerable to stumbling. What were the patient lounges are now used for storage or turned into extra space for patient beds. Every evening the halls had added additional patients in the congested hallways. Transit in the valley is ridiculous; someone needs to say this to the governments in power. We live in Aldergrove, I do not expect, nor should I expect, to commute to Vancouver or anywhere north of the Fraser on a regular basis. I live and work in the same area. This is what needs much more promotion. Stop the long commutes, please. No more transit expansion, please. Work where you live. Tom Fehr, Aldergrove

Sirens are too much Editor: As residents of Aldergrove with a home backing onto 264 Street, we are constantly bombarded with the sirens of emergency vehicles heading south on the highway, first the police, then a fire station vehicle and finally an ambulance or two. This continues 24 hours a day, yet nothing is reported in the paper as emergencies, auto accidents, fires, or health issues. I do not wish to appear ghoulish, but if nothing newsworthy is happening perhaps the expense of these vehicles rushing back and forth could be curtailed or at least be utilized in a more practical way. The fire trucks driving down 29 Avenue at all hours of the night, sirens screaming, is particularly bothersome. Terry Brenan, Aldergrove

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Backyard Composter Truckload Sales Events Township residents are encouraged to compost and this spring they can purchase a composter for a special price at Backyard Truckload Sales Events. Buy a composter for $25 – cash or cheque – at one of these sales events and receive a free kitchen catcher.

Pursuant to Section 98 of the Community Charter, Township Council invites the public to provide comment by delegation or written submission on the 2010 Draft Annual Report of the Corporation at the Regular Afternoon Council Meeting: Date: Time: Place:

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Langley Thunder Lacrosse (WLA) Sat June 11 7:45pm Sat June 18 7:45pm

vs. Burnaby vs. Maple Ridge

Check out backyard composters on display at: Milner Gardens: 6690 - 216 Street Cedar Rim Nursery: 7024 Glover Road Gibbs Nurseryland and Florist: 7950 - 200 Street For more information, contact: Engineering Division 604.532.7300

Sun June 12 7:00pm Tue June 14 7:30pm Thu June 16 7:30pm

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The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 •

The Township of Langley’s Water Wise Team is in Murrayville for the first time this summer to educate residents about the importance of water conservation and groundwater protection. To kick things off, a free family event will be held Saturday, June 11, 11am to 3 pm, at the Langley Demonstration Garden, 4887 - 221 Street, in Murrayville. Activities will include: • onsite sale of rain barrels (including free home delivery) and water saver kits • water conservation presentations • barbecue by donation • kids crafts and activities • live music For more information contact: Water Wise 604.534.3211, ext.1671

public notice Tips to Save Water This Summer During the summer, lawn watering and other recreational uses can account for 50 per cent of home water use. As a general rule, watering your lawn “one inch one hour” per week is an adequate amount of time to keep your lawns healthy. If using a running hose to wash your car you can be wasting up to 400 litres of water. However, by using a bucket and a sponge with a trigger nozzle on the hose you can save 300 litres of that water. These nozzles are included in our outdoor water saving kit for $15, available at any recreation centre. Use sprinklers that produce large fat droplets of water. Sprinklers that finely spray water into the air quickly evaporate. Set sprinklers to water only your lawn. Omit any driveway/sidewalk watering. If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better absorption. Adjust lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds soil moisture better than if coarsely clipped. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

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Langley Intermediate Thunder Lacrosse Sun June 12 2:00pm Sun June 19 5:00pm

Monday, June 20 4pm Township of Langley Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre 4th Floor, 20338 - 65 Avenue

The 2010 Annual Report includes the audited financial statements, a schedule of 2010 tax exemptions, and information on services, objectives, and measures used to determine the Township’s success in meeting the objectives. Starting June 6, copies of the 2010 Draft Annual Report will be available for public inspection at or from the Customer Service Counter on the 2nd Floor of the Township Civic Facility during regular business hours.

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Langley Healthier Community Partnership Forum Inform, Involve, Inspire You are invited to attend the 2011 Langley Healthier Community Partnership Forum co-hosted by Township of Langley Mayor Rick Green, City of Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender, and Fraser Health Executive Director Lois Dixon. Formed in 2009, the partnership’s goal is to actively engage the Langleys in taking a proactive role in creating a healthier community. The community forum will provide updates, seek feedback on initiatives, and feature guest speakers Dr. Larry Frank, President of Urban Design 4 Health Inc., and Ben Rutledge, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Men’s 8 rowing. Date:

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Place: Langley Events Centre Address: 7888 - 200 Street RSVP for this free event by June 10 to: 604.514.2823

• Board of Variance • Community Safety Advisory Committee • Youth Advisory Committee The application form is available on the Township’s website at committeeapplication. Please fill out the application form and attach a letter and a brief resume, indicating which Committee or Board you wish to serve on. Deadline: Friday, June 10 Online:



Deputy Township Clerk Township of Langley 20338 - 65 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 3J1 Susan Palmer, Deputy Township Clerk Legislative Services Department 604.533.6100

Heritage Strategy: Survey Online The Township of Langley is preparing a Heritage Strategy that will provide direction on heritage matters in the years to come. The goal of the Strategy is to provide a plan that will enhance the sustainability and long-term viability of heritage resources in the Township. One aspect of the public consultation process is an online survey where Township residents can provide feedback on heritage-related concerns. The Heritage Strategy Survey can be found at HeritageStrategySurvey. Your views are important to us and we encourage you to participate. Elaine Horricks Heritage Planning 604.534.3211

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Ecosystem focus of Salmon in Valley By NATASHA JONES Black Press

The amazement and wonder on a 10-year-old boy’s face as he peers into the Salmon River searching for tiny creatures and salmon fry sums up the Salmon in the Valley education program in Langley, says coordinator Liz Robertson of Trinity Western University. Since 2003, the program has allowed Grade 4 and Grade 5 classes to visit the Salmon River on the TWU campus for full-day field trips where they learn about water, insects, salmon and human impacts on salmon habitat. According to Doug McFee of the Salmon River Enhancement Society, this program is the “best thing we have done.” In 2003, the SRES, DFO and TWU formed a partnership to develop the Salmon in the Valley


TWU student Megan Wall tells Parkside Elementary children what to watch out for in the forest. field trip program. Last year, 500 students in more than 25 classes spent the day with the Salmon in the Valley program, which also

receives funding from Aldergrove Credit Union. Trinity’s Chris Hall, who manages the program, said that every May the two small tributaries of the Salmon River which run through the Ecosystem Study Area (ESA) at TWU provide a unique classroom. “We hire TWU education, environmental studies and biology students who connect well with the youngsters,” he said. “Hands-on activities and educational games make the day a hit with students and teachers alike.” Field trips are designed to meet the learning outcomes set out by the ministry of education. “We demonstrate how streams act as salmon nurseries, the importance of water quality, how forests provide shelter for salmon and other conservation issues,” Robertson said.

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It might be rainy now, but the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society are gearing up for a hot, dry summer by officially opening their Demonstration Garden and launching this season’s Water Wise program. To celebrate, a community event featuring free kids activities, crafts, presentations, music, and a barbecue by donation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the Demonstration Garden, 4887 – 221 Street. Rain barrels will be offered for sale and composting workshops will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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After sixteen weeks of entering your ballots, (approximately 45,000) checking the weekly picture board to see how many spots were left in hopes that you could still be one of the sixteen ďŹ nalists, to this moment, the Winner of the 2011 Honda Civic Coupe is Christine Richardson (week #10 draw winner). Congratulations Christine, shown right, with her family! It was a very exciting morning as the sixteen ďŹ nalists met for a meeting prior to the draw. As they sat face to face enjoying refreshments and ďŹ lling out forms it was a great chance for everyone to share the excitement knowing that in less than an hour one of them would own a 2011 Honda Civic Coupe. Each of the sixteen ďŹ nalists were assigned a number (the week # they were drawn) and it was done by a reverse draw. The ďŹ rst ball drawn was #15 Fred Handley and he was the winner of Team Canada – Sidney Crosby Goal, next drawn week #4 Linda Armstrong (Co-op gift Card sponsored by Enterprise Paper), #16 Lani Dorman (Otter Co-op Napoleon Barbecue), #3 Darlene Hibbs (Hockey Jersey sponsored by Otter Co-op), #14 Linda Iny (Hockey Jersey Sponsored by Freybe), #6 Irene Holtz (Cleveland Wedge & 2 rounds of golf at Redwoods GC sponsored by Gateway Mechanical Services/Langley Times), #1 Bev Horsman (Kurig Coffee Maker (K cup)




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#13 Joanne Bonetti, shown below, (Panasonic Quattron 4 Color TV with $99 Geek Squad Installation sponsored by Aldergrove Credit Union) Pictured with Joanne representing the Aldergrove Credit Union (L) Bobbi Dhillon and (r) of Joanne Denise Menzies and Otter Co-op Food Division Manager Mike Senger.

#2 Angel Robson (Delphi Personal xm Satellite Radio sponsored by Otter Co-op Pharmacy) #7 Tianna Herrewynen (Ipad sponsored by Otter Co-op), #9 Janice Nikkel (Ipad sponsored by Otter Co-op), #11 Neil Oslund (wife Judy standing in) (Barbecue sponsored by Watson Gloves),

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Retiring President Jim Elphick pictured here with Board Secretary Gerrie Wise

We would like to congratulate newly elected board member Patrick Freeman to a one year term and welcome back Frank Braun for a three year term. Frank is a former board member that completed nine years and had to take the mandatory one year break. Also re-elected for a second term is Brittany Bergevin and previously appointed director Dick Mayer also earned a three year term. Congratulations to you all! Thank you to all ten of the candidates that ran

for a position on our board of directors. We are pleased to continue welcoming hundreds of new members each month. For a onetime fee of $10 you too can have a membership and share in the cash and equity repayments. This year our members only had to spend $341 at a rate of 4.19% to receive a cheque. You can purchase an Otter Co-op Membership at any of our locations and immediately start working


Pictured here left to right, Gerrie Wise, Brittany Bergevin, John Watt, Dorothy Anderson, Frank Braun, Dick Mayer, Frank Hauzer, George Peles, Patrick Freeman and Junior Director Tanner Graham.

towards sharing in the membership beneďŹ ts. Otter Co-op continues to be a very strong supporter in the community and is very proud to have partnered with some ďŹ ne organizations in 2010-2011 donating in excess of $115,000. On behalf of everyone at Otter Co-op we would like to extend a sincere thank you to Jim Elphick (nine years service) and Soren Bech (six years service) as they complete their terms on the board. Both men were extremely dedicated to the Co-op in every aspect and were truly leaders on the Board. Thank you both for your commitment and service to Otter Co-op and we wish you all the Best!

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NEWS Tanya Thakur 2010-2011 Junior Director

VOICE OF THEJUNIORDIRECTOR It is now exactly one year after my position as the Junior Director of Otter Co-op began. In that year, I have been exposed to countless opportunities and such incredible experiences that as a 17 year old, I know I’m pretty lucky to have them! Otter Co-op has been one of the bigger highlights of my grade school education and I am a better rounded person because of it. Last year, I remember my Junior Director interview and I have to say, it was extremely intimidating. It was nerve-wracking to be the centre of attention in a room full of knowledgeable adults who asked me questions like, “Where did you get your sources for the essay part of this application?” And I remember thinking, “Oh my gosh! I think they know I used Wikipedia” But panic attacks and sweaty palms aside, I think if I have to summarize my co-op experience and what it has taught me, I’d have to say it’s the importance of community. You see, I moved to Canada about 5 years ago, and so I know what it’s like to be displaced and to not feel a strong connection to one’s community. I was not very acquainted with the idea of co-op’s and their philosophy when I first started. But, in the past year, I too have felt the strong sense of community that drives a thriving business like Otter

Board representative Dorothy Anderson (Left) presenting outgoing Junior Director Tanya Thakur with a farewell gift.

and Saskatoon that I was given the opportunity to go to. While each co-op had a different approach to the issues which were raised at the meetings, cooperation was valued and disrespect was not tolerated.


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3000 miles away, I'm trying my best to maintain a seat on the Canucks' bandwagon. Unfortunately, 6:00pm PST games prove rather difficult James McMillan for someone watching from the Eastern Standard Time Zone. But a few late nights - okay, and I'll admit, a couple missed third periods aside - I've been able to keep up with our playoff run. Twinges of homesickness don't attack all that often, but I'd love to be back home right now, experiencing the Stanley Cup buzz that promises only to further grow over the course of these next two weeks. Chances are, by the time I do return home, the Stanley Cup will be long gone, far off in Europe, maybe Michigan; I don't believe the franchise has enough Canadian players to keep it on Canuck soil by the time August arrives. As I write these words, though, a constant vibration rumbles through my feet. My fingers are pressed against a small cell phone keyboard. The endless grind between railway and train, punctuated by the occasional metallic screech, overwhelms the pitter-patter sound of my fingers tapping away against the plastic keys. An intercom above me exudes a crackle, coughing out static. A thin voice follows: “Express train to Grand Central Station. Express train to Grand Central Station.” The words taper off into a static-ridden silence before rising again: “Please have your tickets ready.”


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Moreover, there was a sense of equality which I felt keenly being the only 17 year old there. At workshops and meetings, I was expected to participate and have my say. Being a “youth” did not mean that my views were undermined. In fact, I was asked to make presentations and share my experiences as a Junior Director. In my volunteer experience, I’ve come across so many organizations which use the presence of a youth on a board as merely a PR opportunity. But, Otter Co-op is different because while I am certainly not capable of understanding all of the business jargon, my participation was encouraged and I was given every opportunity to question how a business works, even if they were extremely dumb like “how long is a credit period?” In fact, part of my business course at school requires me to write a 2000 word paper on a local organization, and the management at Otter went out of their way to provide me with the resources I needed. So, I’d like to thank Richard, Jack, Bev and Merilee for being so “co-operative” I’d like to add that attending the Regional meeting and AGM in Saskatoon was one of the times when I realized how unique this position is to our co-operative. Across Western Canada, I was proud to say that Otter Co-op was the only organization which had a student representative. Many directors were interested in what responsibilities my position entailed and impressed with Otter for being so forward thinking and community oriented. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience which has not only allowed me to be a better rounded person but has also enriched my life with wonderful learning experiences. So, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Directors for offering me this opportunity. Furthermore, I would like to extend my thanks to the membership for making Otter Co-op into the community focused place it is.

Co-op. The position of Junior Director itself represents this philosophy, which is unique to this co-operative. Not only does it let youth like me gain managerial experience, but it’s also part of an outreach effort to strengthen this sense of belonging as one of my most important duties is to communicate the value of being part of such a great community to my peers! In this conflicted world we live in today, to be part of an organization like Otter Co-op with its philosophy of co-operation and respect is a wonderful thing. I have witnessed this numerous times in board meetings where even though everyone may possess different outlooks, there is a sense of respect even if there is a difference of opinion. This experience also held true at the regional and national conferences in Calgary

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ACSS led at the half 24-17. The second Aldergrove’s Senior Boys rugby team half belonged to Aldergrove though, showed very well over this past week as they methodically wore down GNS at the High School Provincials held in with punishing runs and solid team play, stretching their lead to Abbotsford. 36-20 before Glen Lyon The team posted scored at the final whisthree wins and one loss tle to make it 36-25. on their way to a fifth The team finsihed place finish in the provthe season as Langley ince. District Champions, secGame 1 vs Kalamaka ond in the Fraser Valley was a 23-5 win on May and fifth in the province. 28 during the school’s Congratulations grad festivities and to Josh Kwiatowski, this win set up game 2 who was named the against the number one Commissioner XV winranked and eventual ner from Aldergrove for provincial champions, top performance in the Collingwood Cavaliers tourney for his team. from North Vancouver, “Special thanks to which Aldergrove lost all the supporters who 44-8. showed up to cheer The team reshuffled the team on, it is awetheir lineup and bounced some to see such great back with an end to end community and school exciting match with spirit. To see so many Clarence Fulton from family members, friends, Vernon and coming out Josh Kwiatkowski school staff and especialon top 30-21, setting up an early season rematch with Glen Lyon ly all the alumni out cheering the team on, was something special,” said Brian Norfolk from Victoria. With Aldergrove losing the first game Hunter. The boys on the team would also like to GNS in Victoria the Totems had a bit to thanks their coaches, Scott Brown and of hunger to show that this loss was not HARRY HUNT PHOTO a true reflection of their ability. After Tanner Hunter, for their dedication and Aldergrove Secondary’s Dave Saunders drives with the ball through the Glenlyon Norfolk line to take a fifith place victory the teams exchanged scores through the expertise in getting the team to the level for Aldergrove in the B.C. School AA Rugby Finals on Saturday at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford. Aldergrove won this game first half, creating a very exciting game, they did this year. against the Victoria team, 36-25.

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The Langley Royal Canadian Legion Branch 21 BC/Yukon Command has been awarded the 2013 and 2014 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, to be held at McLeod Athletic Park in the Township of Langley. The event, held in August, will bring over 800 athletes from across Canada and the athletes will stay at Trinity Western University. The TWU Spartans, which resurrected its track and field program last fall after a seven-year hiatus, have a hired new head coach, Laurier Primeau and acquired of high-level recruits, notably Scottish high jump champion Emma Nuttall. TWU Spartans have partnered with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club. The TWU Spartans will train at the Township of Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park in the upcoming season.

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Lions to host a Rugby Sevens half-time game Aldergrove Star

On June 22 during the BC Lions and Saskatchewan Roughriders game at Empire Field, the BC Lions is proudly showcasing the exciting sport of rugby sevens and supporting the Abbotsford International Sevens Event by hosting a half-time game between the Dog River Howlers and the Pacific Tyee, a select team of Canadian National Sevens Team Members. Phil Mack, Canada’s Sevens Player of the Year and National Team Captain, and the legendary Waisale Serevi, commonly referred to as the ‘King of Sevens’ will be joining in this historic game. “Abbotsford International Sevens humbly began with hosting two international teams from Kenya and the West Indies. Abbotsford Sevens has grown to include the B.C. Summer Sevens Series circuit, and is sanctioned by the B.C. Rugby Union and Rugby Canada. Rugby Sevens, a variation of tradiHARRY HUNT PHOTO tional rugby that involves only seven Aldergrove Secondary’s Nick Waterman (with the ball) had a good game against Ver- players and is now an official Olympic non’s Clarence Fulton Secondary in the senior boys’ AA rugby provincials Thursday sport, only attracts players of the highest at Abbotsford Rotary Stadium. Aldergrove won this game 30-21, following Wednes- calibre. Canada’s largest international rugby day’s 36-8 loss to #1 ranked Collingwood School, which put Aldergrove in the finals sevens tournament is gaining momenfor their fifth place finish on Saturday at Rotary.

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Twisters gymnasts excel at final meet Aldergrove Star

This past weekend Twisters Gymnastics athletes competed at the last meet of the year in Kelowna. WAG results: Marquita Morison of Chilliwack competed in the P5 Novice category and won Silver All around. She won gold on vault, bronze on beam and silver on floor. These results qualified her to go to Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops August 8-14th. Katrina Penner-Loat of

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their way to their individual wins of The final MX1 heat of the day the day. was strictly a Colton Facciotti proDusty Klatt pegged the first duction. Although he failed to grab MX1 heat holeshot followed closely the holeshot again – it was nailed by his teammate Colton Facciotti, down by PJ Stratton – Facciotti Brock Hoyer, Bobby Kiniry, and shot his way into the lead soon after Teddy Maier. the first turn and never Although defending looked back. champ Klatt stayed out Once in the lead, front for a few laps, once Facciotti put on a clinic lapFacciotti took over the race ping up to 10th and eventuwas decided. The teamally finishing some 27 secmates quickly put some disonds ahead of second place tance between themselves, Bobby Kiniry. Maier and the rest of the In the top-five mix Colton Facciotti chase group. going into turn one with On his way to victory, Facciotti Stratton and Facciotti were Kevin lapped half the field by the midway Urquhart, Bobby Kiniry and Cole point of the heat and kept about Siebler. Kiniry would be the only four seconds on Klatt, just enough one to finish on the podium along not to get challenged for position. with Facciotti.

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As a way of showing they truly are the community hockey team, the Langley Rivermen announced that all registered local minor hockey players will receive a free season ticket to watch the junior A hockey club. All players in the Langley Minor Hockey Association, the Langley Girls Ice Hockey Association and the Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association — which last year totaled nearly 1,600 players — will

attend for free in 2011/12, providing they have an adult with them. “Junior A hockey is about the community, and more importantly, the kids,” said Taylor Henderson, the club’s director of operations. The team was purchased by Taylor’s father, Roy, and uncle, John, last month. They officially took control on June 1 and announced Steve O’Rourke as the new head coach and general manager. The Rivermen also announced a new ticket pricing scheme.

The early bird prices for season tickets (which is 30 games) is $139 for seniors and students and $198 for adults. A family of four can get tickets for $520. Single game prices are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and children under six are free. The team also unveiled their mascot, a Daniel Boone-type character. The mascot remains unnamed and there will be a name the mascot contest through the team’s website,

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HST will be reduced from 12% to 10%.

Transition cheques for families & seniors.

After listening to British Columbians, the government has proposed

Under the proposed change to a 10% HST rate, the average B.C. family

an HST reduction from 12% to 11% by 2012, then to 10% by 2014.

will be $120 better off annually than under the old 12% GST + PST

This proposed change will take effect if the province votes to keep

system. And to help transition to the lower rate, the government will

the HST in the referendum. If B.C. votes to return to the GST + PST

provide $175 for every child under 18 and every senior with income

system, the combined rate will remain at 12%.

under $40,000.

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Martin Roach

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4 years have come and gone without you, Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I love you and will miss you always. Madeline



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ALDERGROVE/ABBY. Refurbished 1/bdrm mobile home on acreage. $800/mo incl heat. 604-856-2800 FARMLAND FOR LONG-TERM LEASE in DELTA: 23 acres, 5450 104 St.; In Langley: 28 acres, 88 St. & 264 Ave. Land only. For info call 604-683-9641.

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All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. Welsh/Terrier pups, p/b, born apr 17, 2F, 1M, vet chek, 1cst shots, dewormed, puppy pad train, parents ckc reg. champion bloodlines, ready mid-end June, $1200. To view call (604)852-4669 email:


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5 ADORABLE, loveable kittens. 3 males, 2 females. Very cute. 1st shots. $50. ea. 604-855-3723 Abby 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 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934 English Springer Spaniels, ready June not reg., $850. (604)7984998. German Shepherd 12wk/old female good temper. black/tan, dewormed, 1st shots. $600. 604-466-2757. GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls Kittens, 5, Orange tabby, 2 female, 3 male, $100/ea. Call (604)7031077 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or PRESA CANARIO pups, blk, fawn, brindle, 1st litter, very healthy, 1st shots, $800-$1200. 604-501-2626 PUPPIES FOR SALE, 8 wks old, Terrier X Chihuahua $300 Call 604-856-3855 RETRIEVER / LAB puppies, family raised, vet checked, first shots, $475 each. Call (604)869-0424 TOY POODLE puppies. 2 apricot, 1 white. Adorable. Ready to go July 1.$700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)

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






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

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1997 TAURUS WGN - 7 pass, senior owned. Green. Approx. 240K. $1250 firm. (604)355-6616 1998 SATURN, 4 door, 5 spd. $800. Aircared, runs good. 604832-8944. 1998 SUNFIRE GT, exc cond. 2 dr, 132 kms, std, p/w, A/C, new brakes, AriCrd, $1800 obo. 604-780-8404 2003 Buick Century, 130K. Snr owned. 4dr, 6 cyl, auto, a/c. etc. Exc. $4450/obo. 604-355-6616 2006 COBALT- 2 dr, 5 spd, 43mpg. new brakes, tires. mint cond. $4600: (604)313-4475 (W.Rock) DODGE Caliber SXT sport, 2007..65,000 KM, 2L., sunroof, excellent condition, no accidents, lady driven, $10, 604-612-3696 or 604-530-2753




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


1999 PACEARROW Vision series, 46,000 K, well kept, NS, Q. size bed, 2 slide outs, AC, W/D. Oak finish. $42,000. Call (604)789-5824.

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



1999 F150 XLT V6 4.6L 8ft box 2 whl dr super cab, auto, p/w p/dl new mtr w/130K. $3995. 604-501-0434 1999 FORD 450, super duty 16’ deck. $8,000. 604-719-1040. 2001 FORD 250 Lariat. 7.3 diesel, 4 dr, flat deck with sides that come down. New Ford trans, starter & batteries. $12,500. 1-250-378-8857 2002 CHEVY ASTRO VAN, A/C, 100K, interior like new AirCared, $8300/obo. Call 604-598-0405.

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booth dinette, 20lb propane bottle, electric brakes, 3-way refrigerator & more. $12,495 (Stk. 30868) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

Bank Foreclosure 8390 Cade Barr St., Mission Why buy a townhouse when you can own this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1/2 duplex rancher with full unfinished basement on a large 8982 sq. ft. lot? Other half is also available on a 7725 sq. ft lot. Priced at $229,000 each, they can be purchased separately or together. Great for family purchase or investment. Call for more information!

Tel: 604-607-3504 Email: Twitter: @johnburnsrealty




The Scrapper

Over 125 New & Used Trailers, Motor homes, 5th Wheels and folding tent trailers




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1992 Slumber Queen RV, 24 ft, excellent cond, low kms, $14,500 Call 604-856-5122


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

8.3 CUMMINS DIESEL Pusher 36’, 85,000 mi., W/D, rear camera, $27,900. (604)539-0506



1995 Buick Regal-low kms. 71,000 orig kms. 4dr 6 cyl. auto. a/d, p/w. Exc. $2750/obo. (604)355-6616 1995 OLDSMOBILE Kheava 4 dr auto, aircared, runs very good. $650 obo. 604-855-9587. 1996 CHRYSLER SEBRING conv JXI, exc cond, good gas mileage, $3250 obo. Bob (604)765-5546. 1996 LINCOLN Continental Signature series. Loaded. Sunroof. 189K. Snr owned. $1850: 604-355-6616




2010 STARCRAFT 1020

1992 NISSAN SENTRA 4 dr 4 cyl auto runs good $600. 604-855-9587 2000 HONDA S2000 Sports Car, new tires, new windshield, great cond! Most fun you’ll have on 4 wheels!! $12,900. 604-835-0463. 2004 CROSSFIRE Mercedes built, all options, new tires, 37,000 miles, like new, one owner. 778-232-3578 2010 SMART CAR - Passion model. 5000 kms. Black. Automatic. Asking $8500 firm. 604-538-4883. 2010 TOYOTA MATRIX, red, 2000 km, 4 dr, auto, alloy whls, $13,780. Call 778-895-7570 or 604-836-5931 2011 KIA RIO 5, auto, 11, 000 km, black, Air, cruise, p/w, p/l, htd seats, $8,800 firm. Call (604)538-9257. 2011 KIA RIO 5, h/b, auto, 11,000 kms. Black. Most options. $8500 firm. 604-538-9257. OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: 250-545-2206




TRAVELAND RV 20529 Langley Bypass





Are you looking for a great building close to everything that you can call home? This is it. This bright, South facing unit is perfect. Located in a quiet building on the first floor but not ground level this one will impress with two large bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms close to all amenities including shopping and downtown.

This one is not to be missed.

Come check out this great split entry on an over 8,000 square foot lot. Bring your ideas for the basement but enjoy the upgrades already complete. From the laminate floors, bathroom, hot water tank and furnace, you will appreciate all that has already been done for you. Bring your ideas and don’t let this one pass you by.

Great home with tons of potential. If you are looking for the home that will allow you to bring all your own ideas, this is it. With 3 bedrooms and office and a rec room plus all kinds of unfinished space. Don’t pass this one up it also includes a very private yard on a family friendly street, plus a newer roof.

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 5’6 crawl space.

3176 265B St., Aldergrove



#106-5450 208th St., Langley.

#26555 32A Ave., Aldergrove

27691 Lantern Ave., Abbotsford










SOUTH LANGLEY - WATERFRONT ACREAGE WITH MOBILE HOME Investors Alert!! This lake front property has all kinds of potential. Develop it or build your own dream home. In the meantime enjoy the lake front acreage located on a quiet culd-sac in South Langley by living in the 3 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home whose updates include a newer hotwater tank, roof and approximately 1200 square feet of living space. BRING YOUR OFFER!

Just like the title says, this is a virtually new 2 storey. This Absolutely immaculate home is located in one of Aldergrove’s finest neighborhoods. From the 4 bedrooms + office space to a 20 x 24 shop and RV parking you will truly be impressed. Pride of ownership shows throughout. Make your appointment to see this stunning home today. BRING YOUR OFFER!

27089 25A Ave, Aldergrove

19680 18th Ave., Langley.




Verne Stel 604-857-1100



Listings Wanted... Call Verne 604-857-1100


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

Dan Flokstra .COM Call the Aldergrove specialist... Ready to move, when you are. $1,150,000

26258 - 60TH AVE.

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.


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


359 - 240 ST

19.5 ACRES

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

23252 - 20 AVE.


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




Dan Flokstra

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


Dan Flokstra


Dan Flokstra

37 ACRES HOME PLUS LARGE BARNS 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.


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









2825 - 256TH STREET.

$379,900 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.

Home plus large barn in great area. Property all cleared, make your offer!

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!

Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100

26523 32A AVE.


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.


Dan Flokstra




26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100





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