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A top Canadian motivational speaker led several dozen Aldergrove residents through a lively and dynamic discussion of how to improve a community’s financial and personal well-being on Thursday evening. Bruce Sellery’s presentation was part of the filming of a proposed TV series that will be pitched to the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada. Force Four Entertainment camera crews will be shooting around the town and inside homes in the coming weeks, to put together a “demo” of the series “to showcase its people, adventurous spirit and strong sense of community,” said development producer Nicole Lawson. “We have been given the go-ahead to explore this production with Aldergrove exclusively and our job is to show that this community wants to do the show. Now the hard work starts.” The impromptu town hall meeting at Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre attracted about 60 people, despite the heavy competition from the Canucks playoff game that night. Sellery, a financial expert based in Calgary, quickly engaged the crowd and inspired everyone there to openly discuss a topic — personal finances — that most people have reservations about sharing with others. As he said, “the taboo about discussing

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Bruce Sellery led a spirited town hall meeting in Aldergrove, for a TV series taping that is being pitched to the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada. finances is more pronounced than talking about sex. That’s a huge missed opportunity, because by not engaging the community we are not getting the resources.” Sellery, 40, is a strong believer in building community and it is an aspect that he has stressed throughout his career as a business journalist, TV news anchor, speaker and coach. SEE: Page 2

Clerk beaten with hammer By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

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An Aldergrove shopkeeper was beaten with a hammer early Monday morning by two robbers. The two robbers entered the Express Store at the corner of 29 Avenue and 272 Street shortly after 7 a.m. Both men were wearing hooded clothing and one of them struck the shopkeeper twice with the hammer, before fleeing with cash from the till. The victim was struck on the left side of his head as well as in his jaw by the hammer. Fortunately, the injuries were not life threatening, but he was in a lot of pain, said RCMP spokesman

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TV series demo taping continues in town FROM FRONT: He has also written a book, “Moolala: Why smart people do dumb things with their money (and what you can do about it),� in which he says communities provide support in ways that are often underutilized by those who need the help. He said the first thing people need to do is “get real about money,� as too many people live from paycheque to paycheque and just wonder where all their money goes. Credit card debt is a common

problem for many and this results in less time and quality of life for families. “When we spend unconsciously, we’re oblivious to the difference it can make to a satisfied life. “These are consequences of our behaviour; we have to stop being oblivious. When we develop new habits we gain a sense of ease,� said Sellery. While he acknowledged that the TV series’ premise is still under development, the tentative goal of the planned TV series is “to increase

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Defendants’ version of events ‘ridiculous,’ says prosecutor By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

Nobody invites someone into their house in the middle of the night, shakes their hand, then runs off to get a shotgun, Crown prosecutor Christopher McPherson said Wednesday during closing arguments in the trial of two men charged with killing Aldergrove resident Kyle Barber. Yet that is exactly what 24-yearold Albert Jacob Jackman and 32-year-old Gregory Michael Barrett claim happened the night of March 28, 2009 when they paid the 24-year-old Barber and his girlfriend a surprise visit. Jackman is charged with firstdegree murder and Barrett is charged with manslaughter in Barber’s stabbing death. During their trial in B.C, Supreme Court in New Westminster, the pair testified that when they went around 10 p.m. to ask the occupants of a Fraser Highway house about the robbery of a nearby grow op run by Barrett, the couple greeted them calmly. They said Barber even shook their hands. While they were talking in the living room, the pair claim Barber suddenly got up and ran to the bed-

room to get a shotgun, where he “evasive and unspecific.” was intercepted by Jackman, who The prosecutor said the judge took the gun away. should not believe Barrett’s claim “It makes no sense,” McPherson that everyone seemed calm after said. Barber went for the shot“It’s just so blatantly gun, and that Jackman ridiculous. No one is was only “a little upset”. going to let someone He challenged into their house politely Barrett’s insistence durin the middle of the ing the trial that he night.” wasn’t directly involved Jackman said that in the violence, saying he took the gun away “[Barrett is] trying to from Barber, led Barber give an impression of downstairs to the basethis guy who was just ment where he punched sort of there.” Kyle Barber the other man in the McPherson said the face then went with two men went to the Barber back up to the bedroom house to extort money from the where the gun had been left. occupants, not to ask polite quesThere, he said Barber tried to tions. go for his gun again after throwing He said the most accurate vera portable heater at Jackman, who sion of events was offered during grabbed for a knife on a dressing the trial by the girlfriend, who said table to defend himself. the two men forced their way into McPherson said Jackman is the the house. only witness who saw Barber grab “Her evidence has the ring of the shotgun a second time. truth,” McPherson said. It is “nonsensical” to claim, as The girlfriend said Jackman was Jackman did, that he had simply far more than just a little upset, forgotten about the shotgun when describing him as the “angriest” he took Barber back into the bed- person she’d ever seen, McPherson room, the prosecutor added. noted. McPherson said Barrett was an At press deadline, the judge was even worse witness than Jackman, considering her verdict.

Budget pain deepens for Langley schools By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

Instead of $4.4 million, the Langley school district will have to cut $5 million from its budget in the next school year. The bad news was delivered April 26 by secretary-treasurer David Green, who said a closer look at district finances has uncovered the need for another $800,000 to begin paying down the multimillion dollar deficit the district ran up in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years while also dealing with reduced provincial government funding and higher costs. He said most of the increase was due to a $500,000 to $600,000 error in calculating the budget requirements of the Langley Education

Centre that offers high school programs to dropouts. All but $184,000 of the extra amount has been found, Green told trustees, noting the remaining savings must be identified before the final budget for the next school year is approved. Trustees voted unanimously to approve a preliminary budget plan that will cut $2.8 of the $5 million by making multiple share-the-pain cuts to all schools and by trimming funding for the remedial Reading Recovery program. The rest of the $5 million will come from cutting administration costs and increasing revenue from renting out school facilities. As well, schools will be expected to contribute left-over money from

previous school years toward paying down the deficit and there will be $97,000 less for school supplies. Trustee Alison McVeigh called the cuts “the next step in a very difficult but very necessary journey.” Trustee Rob McFarlane said he was “extremely concerned” about the proposed reduction in funding for remedial reading, warning that will mean higher costs down the road. Trustee Rod Ross said it was either make the cuts or close schools, a remark that led Trustee Stacey Cody to reveal that school closures were discussed and discarded by trustees who have “no appetite” for closures — for now. Trustee Cecelia Reekie was absent for family reasons.

‘Marijuana dispensaries’ to be ‘not permitted’ in Township By NATASHA JONES Black Press

An amendment to Langley Township’s Zoning Bylaw introduced at council’s April 18 meeting addresses for the first time medical marijuana dispensaries in the Township. Mark Neill, the Township’s manager of development planning, explained that although the document underwent a review in 2007, it did not make provision for medi-

cal marijuana dispensaries. What the amendment hopes to achieve is to specifically exclude them from commercial zones. The amendment defines medical marijuana dispensaries as the use of any premises to sell, distribute or trade the drug, unless allowed under federal marijuana medical access regulations. This, Neill told council, “is a federally regulated item.” Administrator Mark Bakken

advised that the Township has received several inquiries about business licences, and the amendment to the Zoning Bylaw “would strengthen our position that this is a non-permitted use by specifically stating they are not permitted.” The Zoning Bylaw, a document which consolidates all the Township’s zoning laws, was adopted in 1987. The amendments will require a public hearing.

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Locals Janene Sellers and Leah Bradshaw with their tykes, Mason and Xavier in strollers, were all dolled up in their Hawaiian finery for the annual Langley Walk on the weekend.

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Plenty of sunshine and lots of free, fun things to do brought more than 800 people out to the 49th annual Langley Walk. The walk, held by the Township of Langley and City of Langley on Sunday, May 2, started and ended at the George Preston Recreation Centre, where a variety of activities and events for families, including face painting, hula hoops, entertainment, and games, were offered before and after the walk. “We wanted to give people a whole day of fun, not just the walk,” said Township recreation programmer Barbara Jeffery. “We hoped the public would come out to enjoy the day with their families.” Organizers were thrilled with the turnout, which was almost double what it was last year, when the weather was much less cooperative. This year the rain held off, the sun shone, and hundreds of participants enjoyed some exercise and fresh air during their 5 or 10 kilometre long tour of the Brookswood neighbourhood. A number of people were recognized for their special participation, including Inta Schorcht, who at age 89 was once again named the Oldest Walker, and Leah

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YAC Attack, made up of members of the Township’s Youth Advisory Committee, took to the stage with a medley and some fierce moves for the annual Langley Walk “gLee-off” on Sunday. Bradshaw and Janene Visser) judge the singing Sellers whose Hawaiian and dancing talents of the theme earned them Most enthusiastic participants. Creative Walkers. The Never On Mondays – Butchers had the most and all-star band made up family members partici- of Township of Langley pating and Pacific Coast Councillors Steve Taekwondo was the orga- Ferguson, Bev Dornan, nization with the most Kim Richter, Bob Long, participants. Langley Charlie Fox, and Grant Fundamental Elementary Ward – performed their and Middle School were unique and embellished the elementary and high version of “500 Miles” by school with the most stu- The Proclaimers. dents walking. YAC Attack, made A new event intro- up of members of the duced this year was a Township’s Youth “gLee-Off ” which saw Advisory Committee, Jennifer Lopez, Steven took to the stage with a Tyler, and Glee’s track- medley and some fierce suit clad Sue Sylvester moves that gave the (otherwise known as councilors a run for their Langley School District money. In the end, YAC trustee Wendy Johnson, Attack was declared winTownship Recreation, ner of the gLee-Off and Culture, and Parks direc- took best choreography, tor David Leavers, and while Never On Mondays Township community won best vocals for their recreation manager Lesley original lyrics.


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An alleged Red Scorpions gang member arrested after a bust at his Aldergrove residence in November 2009 has pleaded guilty to two offences, while all charges have been stayed against his girlfriend. Jason William Brown, 36, pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Westminster Supreme Court to possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition. Both offences are linked to Brown’s activities in Abbotsford. Another trafficking charge and a weapons charge were stayed, as was a charge of possession of property obtained by crime. Brown’s girlfriend, Terra Lynn George, 25, had been charged with four of the same five offences. The couple’s rented home in the 26900-block of 26A Avenue was the subject of a raid by Abbotsford Police, Langley RCMP, the Integrated Gang Task Force and the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team on Nov. 12, 2009. The two were not home at the time, but police seized two kilo-

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Police Emergency Response Team members raided this rented Aldergrove home in 2009 and seized drugs, guns, gang clothing and cash. grams of cocaine, one kilogram of meth, a 9-mm handgun, a loaded magazine, two bulletproof vests, Red Scorpions clothing, and about $12,000 cash. Brown and George were arrested several days later. Brown’s sentencing date has yet to be set. He was also among 18 members of the Hells Angels

or associates who were arrested in 2005 in Vancouver and Kelowna. The two-year investigation was dubbed Project E-Pandora. That project led to Brown being charged with two counts of conspiracy to produce/traffic meth and two counts of commission of an offence in association with a criminal organization.

Valley transit wants input Rick and Raymond Van Bugnum of All Seasons Garden Centre have created 48 hanging baskets for downtown Aldergrove’s street beautification program this summer. The baskets should be in full foliage by the end of May, when they will be hung on the street lights, and then the summer watering program begins with a crew of volunteers keeping the baskets lush and lovely. The baskets should be in full foliage through to the end of September, depending on the weather conditions. The Aldergrove Business Association

has recruited volunteers, who will be operating the watering system from a truck and tank, to ensure the baskets don’t dry out in the hot summer months. The baskets are a joint effort by the Aldergrove Business Association and Langley Township and are all premium brand flowers fed by slow-release fertilizer. This year’s program replaces the hanging basket program formerly funded and operated by Langley Township and which was axed in this year’s budget. Ray and Rick and their father founded All Seasons Garden Centre here.

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Heritage award to Milsean

There was jubilation at Mark Warawa’s campaign headquarters on Monday night — jubilation at his fourth consecutive election as Langley’s MP, and at the Conservative Party’s triumphant return to power with a majority. “I’m very honoured to be entrusted by Langley residents to be able to represent the community I love,” Warawa said, adding that a majority victory “will bring stability that Canada needs for economic recovery.” Approximately 150 campaign volunteers and supporters packed the Warawa campaign office on the southeast corner of Langley Bypass and 200 Street, cheering wildly when campaign manager Tanya Tait announced the result of the first two of Langley’s 264 polls,

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ing ovation for Tait who 13 months ago gave one of her kidneys to another staunch Warawa campaign worker, Todd Hauptman. Warawa’s victory in Langley was never in doubt, and across the country Conservative voters dealt the Liberals and their unpopular leader Michael Ignatieff a punishing defeat, leaving Jack Layton and the NDP as the official Opposition. Warawa ended election day with 34,812 votes, representing 64.1 per cent of the total number of votes cast (54,320). Majkowski had 11,235 votes (20.7 per cent), Darnell 4,9974 (9.2 per cent), Carey Poitras of the Green Party 2,944 (5.4 per cent), and Craig Nobbs of the Pirate Party, 355 votes (0.7 per cent). Langley has 88,964 eligible voters, 54,320 (61.1 per cent) of whom cast ballots.

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Robinsons’ creative renovation saved an important piece of Langley’s history. Not only does the old fire hall now house a candy factory, coffee shop and upstairs residence for the owners but it has also helped revitalize downtown Aldergrove. Ann and Bob Hall accepted the award on behalf of their daughter Maureen and son-in-law Rob, who were unable to attend the meeting. Ann told the audience about the history of Milsean “sweets” starting out as a tiny cottage industry and becoming a huge success requiring all the space the old fire hall provided. The Yorkson Creek development by Quadra Homes and HJ Properties won recognition for saving three buildings important to the history of the Willoughby area. The development has incorporated the 1922 Willoughby Church, the 1925 Jones Residence and the 1930s Campbell Residence as homes inside a new residential community. Fred Pepin presented the award to Quadra’s Shawn Bouchard, who said his company was pleased to help in preserving a part of Langley’s heritage.

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VICTORIA – These days the media never shut up about Facebook and Twitter and “viral videos.” In this year’s political madhouse, no candidate can be caught without a social media presence. So it surprises me that the breakout technology for public engagement turns out to be huge conference calls on the old landline telephone. “Tele-town halls” were first deployed here by B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott. He got such big participation that Kevin Falcon’s deep-pocketed campaign quickly followed suit. Premier Christy Clark is doing one Wednesday evening for her Vancouver byelection run. Falcon, the reluctant finance minister, is using the same method to ask for options on the harmonized sales tax. In between hockey games over the next week, folks having dinner will be getting calls with a recorded message inviting them to tell him what he should do with the HST. Falcon admitted to some trepidation before extending such an offer to the general public. What he got at his first one in Surrey was 27,000 people who stayed on the line for an average of 16 minutes, hundreds who queued up to ask questions, and 90 minutes of surprisingly civil discussion with real people. I listened in to the first

one hosted by Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom, where 5,900 residents of the Peace River region stuck around for an average 21 minutes to hear why he quit the B.C. Liberals over the HST, and then went back. That region and East Kootenay will be the toughest sell for the B.C. government’s mail-in referendum in June. There were annoyed people. One man called it the “ripoff tax” that applies to groceries. Lekstrom politely noted that basic groceries are exempt from GST and HST. A farmer said it’s on top of the carbon tax, which falls harder on people who put up with cold weather and long driving distances. Another said crossborder shopping to Alberta has become even more popular. It was refreshing to hear real people describe their situations and concerns. Most had apparently spent little time poring over media accounts of the HST, but unlike the stale and spin-heavy debate that resumed in the B.C. legislature last week, they were direct, polite and willing to listen. Falcon reported a similar experience after 90 minutes of questions in Surrey. Suggestions included dropping the HST by a point (estimated cost $850 million) and offering more exemptions, on things like gym memberships or bike helmets.

Hundreds of people didn’t get to ask their questions, partly because the politicians took up too much time with introductions and smooth talk like “that’s a great question!” The patient callers were asked to leave messages for follow-up. I live-blogged the event on Twitter, including a brief debate with former NDP MLA David Schreck about the fairness of these town halls. Schreck said there should be equal time for a critic of the HST, otherwise it’s just government propaganda. Judging by the NDP’s latest line of questioning, town hall participants aren’t missing much. Their big point in the legislature was that if the HST is rejected, low-income people would still get the GST credit. Yes, and the sun will continue to rise, but poor people will still lose a significant redistribution of income. You’ll hear a lot about the HST in the next few weeks, with government and business advertising the merits of keeping it, and Bill Vander Zalm’s FightHST organization spending $250,000 of public money to continue its campaign of fear and ignorance. You could do worse than participating in one of these telephone town halls. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com Twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

Nine defeated or retiring MPs from B.C. are in line to collect a combined $18.6 million in pension benefits now that they’re out of office. Surrey’s two MPs defeated in Monday’s federal election – Conservative Dona Cadman (Surrey North) and Liberal Sukh Dhaliwal (Newton-North Delta) – did not serve the minimum six years to qualify for what the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) calls the lucrative “fat-cat MP pensions.” Instead those two will receive only $79,000 in severance. But taxpayers federation national research director Derek Fildebrandt said the province’s other federal MPs turfed by voters Monday night or who chose to retire “should find a nice soft landing with their ‘golden parachute.’” Conservative MP Gary Lunn, defeated by Green Party leader Elizabeth May in Saanich-Gulf Islands, leaves with $2.2 million in future pension entitlements. Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh, defeated in Vancouver South, leaves with a pension worth $830,000. The biggest payout will go to Liberal MP Keith Martin, who retired from his Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca seat with a pension of $3.9 million. Conservatives Jay Hill (Prince George-Peace River) and Chuck Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), both retired from federal politics with $3.3 million pensions. Tory MP John Cummins (Delta-Richmond East), who retired from federal politics to head the B.C. Conservative party, now gets a pension worth $1.33 million. Conservative retiree Stockwell Day (OkanaganCoquihalla) gets a package worth $1.67 million, Kootenay-Columbia Tory MP Jim Abbott retires with $1.36 million and the NDP’s Bill Siksay (Burnaby-Douglas) takes away $732,000. All the qualifying B.C. MPs can opt to start collecting their pensions immediately. The taxpayers federation argues the current pension system for federal politicians is too rich, contributing $4 for every dollar contributed by an MP. It favours a dollar-for-dollar matching formula now used in Saskatchewan and Ontario. “The vast majority of Canadians working in the private sector have no private pension plan of their own and those few who do, normally have definedcontribution, RRSP-style plans,” Fildebrandt said. “Most Canadians have to save for their retirements the old-fashion way. MPs by contrast are guaranteed a steady payout regardless of how investments and the market perform.”


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Landfill fight has its day in court By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

Aldergrove property owner Robin Scory did not attend the hearing of his $15 million lawsuit against critics of his proposal to dump thousands of truckloads of dirt on his land. The B.C. Supreme Court trial proceeded without him Tuesday morning in Chilliwack. One of the lawyers for the people being sued said there was a “flurry of emails” over the weekend in which Scory informed them that he would be unable to attend because he would be busy volunteering with a society that “distributes food to HIV-positive people.” And he would also be in a phone conference for some medical purpose with a doctor in Washington State. Scory made some last-minute written submissions, including a faxed affidavit that arrived at one lawyer’s office at 1:33 a.m. the morning of the trial, the judge was told. Justice Catherine Bruce ruled that Scory’s written statements would be treated as though he had made those arguments in person. The hearing began with Tim

Leadem, the lawyer for defendants Glen Valley Watershed Society (GVWS), saying the lawsuit should be thrown out because Scory hasn’t backed up his complaint that some environmental activists conspired to deliberately spread false statements about him. Leadem revealed that when Scory did appear for a pre-trial examination, he claimed that he had been offered $25 a truckload to take soil from work on the Trans-Canada Highway. He was unable to provide proof of a deal, Leadem said. Scory, the owner of a 160acre parcel of land at 7306 - 264 Street, applied for permits to create a turf farm on 66 acres of the previously undeveloped property by using up to 100,000 truck loads of fill to smooth out the rugged terrain. Opponents, many of them neighbours, complained it could be the largest fill site in Lower Mainland history and mounted a campaign to scuttle the proposal. At a packed Langley Township council meeting in 2010, councillors unanimously voted to ask the Agricultural Land Commission, the body that has the final say over the applica-

tion, to delay approval until the environmental impact has been studied further. A few months later, Scory filed a $15 million dollar lawsuit against two individuals and one organization in the B.C. Supreme Court Chilliwack registry. The lawsuit accused neighbouring residents Sian Krannitz, Jack Dewitte and the Glen Valley Watershed Society (GVWS) of interfering with Scory’s right to farm and demands $6.5 million each from Krannitz and the GVWS and $2 million from Dewitte. In his written notice of civil claim filed Sept. 1, 2010, Scory accused Krannitz of making “misleading, false, fabricated and unproven statements” to get signatures on a petition opposing the fill and to convince Aldergrove - Fort Langley MLA Rich Coleman to oppose the application. Scory complained that Krannitz and the GVWS “constantly, repeatedly and incessantly” communicated such claims to media outlets including The Langley Times and Aldergrove Star. And he claimed that Krannitz and the GVWS were endanger-

ing the public and violating his rights by using a “low flying aircraft to photograph and monitor Robin Scory and his farming activities at 7306 264 Street.” The portion of the lawsuit dealing with Jack Dewitte, who lives near the proposed fill site, takes issue with Dewitte’s claim that runoff from another farm soil deposit similar to the Scory proposal forced Dewitte to add another two-foot section to the top of his water well to stop silt and flood waters from spilling into his drinking water. That was “not physically possible,” Scory said. The Scory allegations have not been proven in court and have been denied by the people named in the lawsuit and the GVWS. In their written application to have the lawsuit thrown out, the lawyers for Krannitz, Dewitte and the GVWS called it an attempt to intimidate them from expressing their opinions “on an issue of social, economic, environmental and political significance in their community” describing it as “an abuse of the process of this court.” The judge reserved decision on the case Tuesday afternoon.

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A team of biologists and students spent the best part of a recent Friday tagging 150 endangered frogs before they were released into the wild. For over a decade the Greater Vancouver Zoo has been involved with the recovery project of the Oregon Spotted Frog, since this species was declared endangered in 1999. The biologists marked the frogs for identification and tracking purposes, and then released the sub-adults back into the wild. The frogs were once abundant in the Pacific Northwest, ranging from southwestern B.C. to the northern tip of California. The Oregon Spotted Frog population in B.C. is estimated to be less than 350 breeding individuals in 2010, and is now restricted to three scattered wetland locations in the Fraser River Lowlands. Environment Canada biologist Rene McKibbin said the

frogs were “common everywhere in the 1960s” but development and habitat changes have drastically reduced their numbers. However, “They have started breeding in captivity and that’s a good sign. In the wild only about one per cent survive but in captivity it’s 60 to 70 per cent.” The frogs that were marked were from the Vancouver Aquarium’s batch of eggs from last year. There have been no eggs found at the Aldergrove site at the former Navy Base land since 2007. The zoo has been rearing the tadpoles in large 1,350 litre (300 gallons) tanks in which the tadpoles develop and grow. These tanks are kept in a heated indoor facility in the winter and outdoors in the summer. Zoo keepers care for the developing frogs by raising crickets, the frogs’ main food, along with a pureed lettuce mixture and bloodworms, and by feeding the animals and periodically

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Two Langley politicians were honoured for their service to libraries, at the B.C. Library Trustees Association conference on April 9 in Victoria. Township Councillor Grant Ward, who served on the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) board from 2002–2010, received the Super Trustee

Award for his contributions to local libraries and for his work with the FVRL Board. He was commended for his frequent attendance at library events as well as his unwavering commitment to libraries as “jewels” of the community. Ward was applauded for the honour at Monday’s council meeting.

Mayor Peter Fassbender, the current chairman of the FVRL board, received two awards: the Super Trustee Award, in honour of his support of his local library, as well as the prestigious Nancy Bennett Merit Award for his outstanding service to B.C. libraries at regional and provincial levels. BCLTA paid special tribute to Fass-

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bender who, when B.C.’s libraries faced the possibility of provincial funding cuts, lent his expertise to develop effective strategies that mitigated the crisis, and then exerted his influence to enhance public libraries’ relations with the provincial government. FVRD director Bill Dickey said that when a strong voice was needed to en-

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sure the provincial government did not lose sight of the importance of the BC library system, Fassbender’s abilities “could not be surpassed.” The B.C. Library Trustees Association represents more than 65 library boards and more than 650 library trustees who govern local public libraries throughout the province.

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public notice Composting: Nature’s Recycling Help the environment and get great soil for your garden by using a backyard composter. Township residents can get a backyard composter for $35. They can be purchased at the Civic Facility or Operations Centre during regular operating hours. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

Property Description: These properties are known as the Jackman Wetlands. The areas being leased are unimproved. The Township has been actively developing the properties since 2002 as natural wetlands. Until development is complete and the properties are fully functional for the general public, this lease is a compatible interim use. Tenant: Fraser Valley Retriever Training Club Nature of Disposition: 5 year plus one day Lease, commencing April 15, 2011 and terminating April 15, 2016 Rent: Five Dollars ($5) per annum plus the capital expenditure of $30,000 over the term of the Lease. Al Neufeld Manager, Parks Design and Development 604.533.6085

public notice Heritage Building Incentive Program The Heritage Building Incentive Program is designed to assist with the cost of restoring, repairing, and maintaining eligible heritage buildings within the Township. Grants are available to property owners of heritage buildings included in the Township of Langley’s Inventory of Heritage Resources. The next deadline for the grant program is Friday, May 20, at 4:30pm. Visit the Township of Langley website at tol.ca for an application form. Click on About the Township > Grants and Incentives > Heritage Building Incentive Program. Elaine Horricks Heritage Planner Community Development Division 604.534.3211 Local 2998

At the public meeting all persons who believe they are affected by the potential closure shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters related to the potential closure. Date: Monday, May 9 Time: 7pm Place: Township of Langley Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre Address: 20338 - 65 Avenue Property owners and residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting to provide input regarding this intersection. Engineering Division 604.533.6006 enginfo@tol.ca

public notices Water Main Flushing As part of our maintenance program, the municipal Water Department will be flushing water mains in your area on the dates shown below. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discolouration or sediment in the water. However, this is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, please check the water before doing laundry, and you may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking. Aldergrove, Gloucester, and Salmon River Uplands: extended until May 6 Murrayville: extended until May 13 Willoughby: extended until May 27 Fort Langley, Forest Knolls, and Milner: extended until May 31 Willowbrook: May 9 to May 31 Tall Timbers/Acadia: May 24 to May 31 Engineering Division 604.532.7300

Marina Park Boat Launch Temporary Closure The boat launch at Marina Park in Fort Langley will be closed for the Spring Classic Regatta on Saturday, May 7, from 9am - 2pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. David Leavers Director, Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division 604.533.6158

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In 2003, a vaudeville troupe from Cloverdale stepped up to help an Aldergrove father who’d been involved in a hitand-run accident that nearly claimed his life. He survived — barely (a highways maintenance worker found him in a ditch next to the Fraser Highway) — but he lost his left leg. Incredibly, just a few months later, he appeared onstage at the May 10 show, demonstrating a few steps on a new prosthetic leg. The fundraiser, which featured renowned actor Fran Dowie — plus his daughter, Susie Francis, and her troupe The Vaudevillians — was a sell-out. Proceeds went to help David Slack, a married

father of three who spent months recovering from the ordeal. It was, however, Dowie’s last performance. But it wasn’t the end of a proud family tradition. Dowie, who’d spent a lifetime spreading laughter and the art of vaudeville throughout Europe and North America, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, asked Susie to carry on the “family business.” After the Vaudevillians, Francis went on to found another group, The Versatiles, again raising money for community groups and charities, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation, B.C. Children’s Hospital, and more. In January, her artistic reach spread to Sechelt, where she founded The Funtastics, anoth-

er group of performers in their golden years. Francis is a versatile performer in her own right. Perhaps that’s why she’s at the helm of The Versatiles, a Cloverdalebased vaudeville troupe of seniors. They rehearse Mondays at Branch 6 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The group’s oldest performer is 89; the youngest is 61. But The Versatiles’ reach extends to a newer generation of performers, Susie’s grandsons, Kyle and Taylor Sherlock, aged 15 and 16, who are also taking the stage at the group’s next appearance.

On May 7, Susie and The Versatiles will perform two shows (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) at Brookswood Senior Centre at 19899 - 36 Avenue in Langley. Proceeds from the performance will be used to help revitalize the centre and create a welcoming environment for seniors to gather, along with their family and friends. The variety show features comic songs, skits and comedy bits, offering a little something for everyone. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 for children, babes in arms free. Call 604-530-4232 for info.

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Abney inks with Oilers By GARY AHUJA Black Press

Cam Abney admits he has been to the mall a few times in the past couple of days, but has yet to treat himself to something special. The occasion is Abney’s signing of his first professional contract with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. The 6-foot-five, 205-pound power forward inked a three-year entry level contract with the NHL club last week. Not bad for a 19-year-old — he turns 20 in May — who went undrafted in the Western Hockey League’s bantam draft. “It feels pretty good,” he admitted, a big smile crossing his face. “It feels awesome to sign a contract and have that weight lifted off my shoulders. “The Oilers told me they believe in me as a player and see me as part of their organization ... which is an amazing boost of confidence.” It is still a little bit surreal that he has taken a big move towards accomplishing a childhood dream. “Getting drafted was the first step,” Abney said. “(Being a pro hockey player) has been a goal of mine since I was a kid, but I didn’t think it was possible until I got drafted.” The Oilers selected the Aldergrove Minor Hockey product with a third round pick, 82nd overall, in the 2009 NHL entry draft.

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Aldergrove’s Cam Abney has signed a pro contract with the Edmonton Oilers. He spent last season with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League. He attended the team’s past two prospects camps where they told him to continue working on his skating. In 180 career WHL games — undrafted in the bantam draft, he signed on with the Everett Silvertips and was later traded to the Edmonton Oil Kings — Abney has 14 goals and 23 assists and 298 penalty minutes. “I have the size and I can fight, but they want me to be able to play, too,” he said about the Oilers, who have plenty of skilled, albeit small, forwards.

What they lack is some size. “They are a young and skilled team,” Abney said. “I can bring the physical element and stand up for my teammates and stuff.” His general manager with the Oil Kings sees loads of potential. “With his size, toughness and skating ability for a big man, he has a ton of potential,” said Bob Green. “He brings toughness, leadership, a presence on the ice (and) chips in offensively. “He needs to continue to work on his strength and conditioning, puck skills, and the little things in his game such as getting pucks out of his end and playing without the puck.” Working on those areas will lead to more ice time, Green said. The key to tapping that potential will be putting in the necessary time commitment, which Abney says he has no problem doing. “Your whole life is dedicated to hockey,” he said, talking about sacrificing things like spending time with family and friends. “But you do it for the love of the game.” Abney will continue to work out with his long-time trainers, Mike Thompson and Tyler Jackson, of HARRY HUNT PHOTO TnT Hockey Performance Training. Abney is likely to begin his pro Aldergrove Secondary’s Rosa Hoang helped stomp over Maple Ridge for a 17-12 victory in career with the Oklahoma City girls’ rugby, April 28 at ACSS. Barons of the American Hockey League.

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Raptors face ‘difficult’ opponents Aldergrove Star

The Betty Gilbert Middle School Raptors saw action twice this past week. On Tuesday the Grade 8 boys finished regular season play against Abbotsford Middle School at home. Only 15 players showed for the contest, so there were no substitutes available for what turned out to be a very difficult match. The visitors from Abbotsford were a very physical, hard-running group. This, coupled with the lack of intensity and poor tackling exhibited by the Raptors, allowed them to score early and often in the first half, eventually running up a total of 22 points in the first half. After regrouping at half time, and despite some knocks and bruises, the Raptors showed a bit more heart. No longer fearing the hard running of the visitors, the Betty Gilbert boys were able to hold Abbotsford off the score sheet and eventually punched in two of their own, one of which was converted for a final score of 22-12 in favour of Abbotsford Middle. Josh

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Betty Gilbert school’s Ash Hottie pushes an Abbotsford middle school tackler away in grade 8 boys’ rugby, April 27 in Aldergrove. Abbotsford won the game by a try. Thiel accounted for all of with a 15-10 victory over the Raptors’ scoring. W.A. Fraser Middle “A”. A Friday was another op- slow start allowed Fraser portunity for the Raptors to score twice quickly, but to try their collective hand a timely change in strategy at the shortened version of allowed the Raptors to the game at the Abbotsford move the ball more effecCity Sevens Tournament at tively and put the pressure Yale Secondary. on. The tournament opened Good field vision allowed

Corey Reid to pick twice from scrums and dash to the goal to put 10 points on the board, while some good ball movement saw Gurshaan Jhaj outpace the defence to score the final try. The second game of the day saw Sang Nguyen and Corey Reid both put tries down, but the Clayburn Cougars simply had too much pace and were able to outrun the Raptors’ defensive line and put 20 points up to the Raptors’ 10. Although all three teams in Betty Gilbert’s pool finished the round robin at 1-1, a poor point differential meant that the Raptors were relegated to play for 5th and 6th place. In the playoff, the Betty Gilbert boys were able to come away with a convincing victory over W.A. Fraser Middle “B”. The Betty Gilbert Raptors sevens team was Josh Thiel, Jake Thiel, Tom Sandberg, Colin Hopes, Jordan Spaan, Gurshaan Jhaj, Sang Nguyen, Nathan Dahl, Quinn McKitrick, Josh Desrosiers, Ash Hotti, and MVP Corey Reid.

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Aldergrove was the only Developmental League team in the girls’ side of the 7’s tournament in Abbotsford. Kayla Singleton and Ginger Broatch led the way for ACSS, playing all three games. An improved performance against Rick Hansen almost resulted in a win, with

some great runs and improved defence. Kyla Nobbs represented ACSS in the fastest runner competition, crossing the try line at the same time as the winner. Valuable experience was gained by participating in this tournament, and the ladies look forward to this week’s home game on Thursday.

Racing for first place Black Press

The Sports Car Club of B.C. (SCCBC) celebrates its 60th anniversary May 14-15, with two full days of competition at Mission Raceway Park (MRP). The weekend’s action features the second round of the Confederation of Autosport Car Clubs (CACC) 2011 championship, along with race two of the Westcoast Sportscar Championship (WSC). The SCCBC started hosting road racing in 1950 on temporary circuits at both Abbotsford and Bellingham airports before opening Westwood Racing Circuit in Coquitlam in 1959. SCCBC brought road racing to the streets of Vancouver in cooperation with the Molson

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Racing began at Mission Raceway in April. Indy races from 1990 to 2004. Once Westwood closed in 1990 to make way for urban development, the club partnered with the B.C. Custom Car Association to build a road circuit in conjunction with the drag strip at MRP, where a full calendar of competition has been in place since 1991. This weekend the gates open at 9 a.m., and

parking, grandstand seating and paddock access is all included in the ticket price, which is $5 on Saturday, $10 on Sunday, or $25 per car load. MRP’s road course is a nine-turn, 1.5 mile long track incorporating high speed and slow turns, along with a lengthy front straight. For more information visit www.sccbc.net


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Rugby action this week had Aldergrove Secondary senior boys Totems heading to the Island for a match against Glenlyon Norfolk School. The first few hits of the game were a little cautious from the Totems, but good hard running from Jordan Nickel set the team in forward motion. The rest of the first half the Totems controlled the high pace of the game. Josh Kwiatkowski broke through at the 5-metre after hard work from forwards Alex Rivard and Mike Head. Nick Waterman made a great run down the wing, offloaded

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Aldergrove Secondary’s Josh Kwiatkowski pushes through DW Poppy challengers in senior boys rugby, April 27. Aldergrove won by a 39-5 margin that day. for Glenlyon Norfolk. Nick excellent work at the scrum loss this coming week. Hardwick, Daryl Brown half spot and Connor Aldergrove will host proand Dakota Griscowsky Hunter was awarded man vincial seeding matches put some great kick returns of the match for great kick- this Friday when two together from the back ing skills and outmatching Okanagan schools will be three but were all stopped his opposite number. visiting to play the Senior short. The Totems plan to train Totems and Rick Hansen; Cody Nichols did some hard and overcome a tough kick off at 1:30 p.m.

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Linda Harding of Aldergrove (centre) has a new scooter for mobility, thanks to Paul Gauthier and Zosia Ettenberg. Harding had lost her electric scooter in an exercise pool accident last May 11 and was unable to replace it until a few weeks ago when Ettenberg of Langley Pos-Abilities Society connected her with Paul Gauhier, network coordinator of B.C. Personal Supports Network. Through EATI (Equipment and Assistive Technology Initiative) which arranges funding for training and mobility assistance to disabled persons, a new chair was obtained for Harding. It was formally presented to Harding Tuesday at Harding’s church, St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church. Langley Pos-Abilities is hosting a fundraising “Dining in the Dark” event at Andreas Restaurant in Langley on May 13, 6 p.m. For tickets, $40 each, or information, call Ettenberg at 604-961-0117.

Bike park Games excitement builds hosts big festival By TRAVIS PATERSON Black Press

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The Langley Mountain Bike Association and Cranky’s Bike Shop will present Cranky’s Bike Fest on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aldergrove Bike Park. This will be a great community event and will have something for riders of all ages and abilities. The Trials Stars (www.trialsstars.com) will be performing and teaching riding clinics throughout the event. An LMBA Membership is required for the bike skills clinics and is available at Cranky’s Bike Shop and other participating bike shops. The Trials show is open to everyone and is well worth checking out. Rocky Mountain Bicycles will be bringing their demonstration fleet of bikes for people to try out during the event (credit card deposit required). Come and experience the bikes that have made them a legend in mountain biking. Visit www.langleybiking.org for more information. “We are planning our first big cleanup and forming party for Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. — to go later if people are available,” said LMBA Bike Park Commitee organizer Heath MacKenzie. “Please pass on the word as the success of this event determines the fate of future events. Thanks for the support, and join us in testing the full potential of Aldergrove’s awesome new bike park,” said McKenzie.

Kelly Mann hardly raised an eyebrow to the Canucks’ spectacular win of Round 1 in the playoffs last week. To be fair, no one is more passionate about sports than Mann. As far as he’s concerned, youth athletics and the surrounding community are where it’s at. The president and CEO of B.C. Games has guided the province’s Summer and Winter Games to great heights through a passion for sports. Mann was in Vernon last week to help the host city launch the official countdown for the 2012 B.C. Winter Games, set for Feb. 23-26. In tandem with the launch, Mann announced a four-year partnership between the Games and Black Press, parent company of the Victoria News. “While we sponsor literally thousands of events each year, The Games, both winter and summer, are on a scale that is one of the largest opportunities to engage our readers across B.C.,”

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Kelly Mann of B.C. Games Society. said Candy Hodson, coverage and adversenior vice-president tising to support the of national sales and B.C. Games and share marketing for Black the story of how the Press. Games impact ath“In covering the letes, coaches, offiB.C. Games it allows cials, volunteers and Black Press to also communities.” showcase our best: we The partnership bring together ‘local’ will coincide with on a provincial scale,” three games: the she said. 2012 Summer Games Mann agreed the in Surrey and the 2014 shared focus on ath- Winter and Summer letic promotion in the Games in Mission and community between Nanaimo, respectively. the B.C. Games and From his downBlack Press is a perfect town Victoria office, fit. Mann overlooks the “Black Press papers antique section of Fort and the Winter and Street. It’s just a few Summer Games are in blocks down the road virtually every com- from Oak Bay High, munity in B.C. where he graduated in “Black Press will 1976. provide extensive It was there that

Mann became deeply connected to the values of youth sports, playing and managing school teams. He’s been with B.C. Games since 1992 but also co-founded the Kidsport Greater Victoria chapter in 2002, one of the most successful in the country. When president Randy Blair of Black Press’ Lower Mainland division proposed the newspaper chain become one of three corporate sponsors, Mann knew the opportunity at hand. “We want people to understand the competitive support system in athletic development in B.C.,” Mann said. “You don’t hear of Ryder Hesjedal as a B.C. Games athlete, you hear of him as a Tour de France competitor. We talk about athletes like they fell out of a tree but really they’ve had a support network since they were eight. This (partnership) will add greater depth to the role of athletes and the support network of the development stage.”

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BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360, 604-856-7975 BOSTON TERRIER; CKC REG; Rep.Breeder; first shots, avail May 21. Contact 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 BOSTON TERRIER; CKC REG; Rep.Breeder; first shots, avail May 21. Contact 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA P/B pups. Ready now Vet ✓. Shots, 2 M, 3 F. Short hair. Family raised. $600. 604-852-1805 Chocolate CKC reg’d LAB pups, 1st shots, tattoo, view parents, H & E, ready now. $750. 604-533-3733 GERMAN Shepherd pups, 1st shots, males & females. Exc European bloodline. (604)997-2404 LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $550. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $650. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

PIANO; KAWAI, 5 yrs. old, excellent condition, $2100 obo. Call 604819-0589.

REAL ESTATE MINI DASCHUNDS FOR SALE, Vet Checked. Good homes only, $750 Female, $650 Male. 604-796-3756 or 604-845-4060 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PURE MALTESE pups, vet ✓, vac. dewormed, reg. father & grandparents. both working studs. Family raised. $750. 604-852-2478 SHIHTZU. Ready to go. M / F. Black. $500. Incl. 1st shots. Will trade for Peke or Shihtzu. Call 604746-0072. Marshall / Emerson

603

ACREAGE

INVESTMENT PROPERTY (possible tax shelter) at Craigmyle, Alta (a half section) presently rented to a cow & calf operation. Asking $176,000. RANGELAND REAL ESTATE 1-403-854-4456

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER pup. Female, born Feb. 26. 1st shots. vet ✓. Ready to go. $1100. 604850-6567 Abbts.

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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FARM EQUIPMENT

WANTED: Wiggle hoe or complete cultivator set for I.H. 140 tractor. Please call Rob 250395-4042

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

PETS

283A

PETS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RECYCLE-IT!

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

individual contractor with a suitable full size cargo van

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

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AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

HELP WANTED

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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362

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Danny’s Painting. Interior & Exterior, Free Estimates, Written Guarantee, full issued WCB cover. Danny 778-385-5549 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

PETS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

GARDENING

MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748

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Interested applicants can call our circulation department at 604-514-6770.

ELECTRICAL

#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116.

Now Hiring

This person will be available between 4:00 am and 11:00 am. The successful candidate will have a suitable vehicle, will be responsible, organized, along with having a clean driving record and insurance.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

560

MISC. FOR SALE

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB COVERS & Accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. Call 1888-611-7660. www.spasuppliesonline.ca.

EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

OKANAGAN

*SPECTACULAR* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At it’s Best! 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. Fabulous 180 - degree water view with tons of outdoor living space. VACATION HOME 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 512 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel. Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends with loads of summer fun for everyone!

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com

5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC. Only $729,000

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SELLER MOTIVATED!! Reduced! - Now $319,000 Yes, A Detached HOUSE! Cute Rancher on Huge yard (7200 sq ft) that is FULLY fenced WITH lane access. Build the shop of your dreams & still have room for a garden & for pets/kids to play. Two bedroom with possible 3rd bedroom PLUS a den. Some renos done in 2010 (kitchen/paint/porch). Newer roof. RV parking available. Shopping, transit, schools and recreation nearby! Say goodbye to Strata? OR Invests and Rent this out!

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RENTALS

LOTS

706

BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS 2010 Park Model Clearance 61K OBO 250-495-4650 jim@somhomes.com

NEW SRI Single, double, modular homes. Glenbrook 604-830-1960. REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES to be moved, 1974-2008, Glenbrook 604-830-1960 WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com

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MORTGAGES

GUILDFORD. 2 bd 1 bth top flr reno’d, new appl, u/g prkg, $900 incl ht/hw lh@micar.ca Np/ns, 1.250.474.7743

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED BEAUTIFUL, bright 2 bdr 2 bath upper floor in great neighbourhood. Close to everything. Gas FP,insuite laundry,hardwood floors, beautifully furnished. $1650 plus utilities. 604 512-0000

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD: Warehouse for rent 2500 sq. ft. Unit 307 - 30721 Simpson Rd. $2500/mo + hst. Call Doug 604-854-4757

713

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

751

SUITES, UPPER

TRANSPORTATION 818

CARS - DOMESTIC

LANGLEY East 2 or 3 bdrms, 2 ba, 4 appls, on 1/2 acre. N/S, no inside pets. Avl now.$1250. 604-534-2046

1998 CADILLAC CATERA - 135K, 4 dr. auto, leather, loaded, local, new tires / brakes, runs great, $2300obo. Must See 778.895.4260

752

2000 MONTE CARLO SS, fully loaded, black with black lthr. int. 3.8 V6, exc. cond. $5495 604-465-0044

TOWNHOUSES

ALDERGROVE, 3 bdrm T.H. 1.5 bath, fncd yrd, fam.complex,$1050 & up. Sm dog ok. (778) 551-2696

TRANSPORTATION

RENTALS

806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1974 VW Beetle. Orange. Totally restored. Documents avail. $8000 obo. 604-855-5019 for details.

810

AUTO FINANCING

700

RENT TO OWN

703

ACREAGE

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.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

715

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

838

2008 DODGE RAM 3500. Crew cab, long box, full load, s. roof, leather, 96K. $29,860 obo. 604836-5931

VEHICLES WANTED

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2005 Komfort trlr 231, great cond. Rear strg garage, solar, elec hitch, invertor, $14,500. 604-858-8652

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

ALDERGROVE: 3 Bdrm + bsmt, newly reno’d. 10 Useable acres, 2 lrg barns. Cls to town & school. Avail immed. $2500. 604-534-8841

2006 25’ TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 6, slide out, exc. cond. $14,900. Tom (604)531-2984 2006 Fleetwood Bayside t/t exc cond. 2 king beds s/o dinette lrg strge+. $9,500. 604-5912-1452. 2006 NORTHSHORE 30 FT Travel trailer, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded $24,000. 604-824-8970 2007 CHEROKEE Lite 18DD, sleeps 7, Tub, shower, Micro, A/c. $10,500: 604-596-0275

SUITES, LOWER

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

ABBOTSFORD. 2 Bedrooms Suites (2 available) for rent Close to Swensson Park. Available May 1st, no pet, for non-smoker $700 and $900 per month. One has washer in it. For info, call 604 864 8122.

MARINE

ALDERGROVE - 2bdrm, ground entry, n/p, cable & hydro incl $750 Avail Now. Call Han 604-309-5348 ALDERGROVE 2 bdrm. suite, incl. hydro, gas, ldry. Ns/np. $800/mo. Avail now. 604-897-3821 ALDERGROVE. 2 bdrm suite, own WD, $675 + 1/3 hydro. Avail. June 1st. NS/NP. Phone 604-856-5527.

ALDERGROVE, Dntn. Avail Newly renod 1 & 2 bdrm. oriented bldg. NS/NP, 1yr pref. for disc monthly rent. 604-607-4757

ALDERGROVE, newer sub-div nr. 272 & 35A, clean 2 bdrm., lge. kit. & living area. Access to share ldry. May 15. $700 mo. + 1/4 share utils. N/S N/P. (604)319-9187

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1992 Mazda Van - auto, 4 cyl. stereo, regular servicing, aircared, gd cond. $899/obo. 604-531-5094. 1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500. Phone (604)463-2507 1998 FORD 150 P/U, long box, 4 X 4, fully loaded, air cared, $4,500 obo. Phone 604-615-7408 2000 GMC JIMMY SLS V6, 4.3L, loaded, new brakes, tires & battery. 4x4. $3500 obo. 778-846-5649 2004 FORD F350 Diesel Lariate 135K. Can pull 5th wheel. Matching canopy. $18,900: (604)943-4342

818

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

1992 GEO METRO, good condition $1600. Call: (604)607-0519. 1992 Olds 88 Royale LS, exc cond. 73,200K Fully loaded Garage kept. $3499. 604-538-8202, 202-4072 1997 BUICK PARK AVE heated, memory, leather seats, pristine cond, priv, $5900. 778-565-1097

CA$H

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215.

778.772.4724

2000 LASABRE LTD. V6, Gran Touring pkg, 16’’ alloys, 19K’s, spotless, priv, $7500obo. 604-364-1554

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

Top Dollar Today!

Scrap Cars & Trucks

912

BOATS

PRINCECRAFT Resorter. Like new. 14’. With floor, 8 HP, elec. starter, tilt, Yamaha motor, front mounters, W55 remote controlled electric motor, galvanized trailer etc. $6500. obo. 604-855-0116

SEAGUL 3 h.p. out board motor $300. (604)687-4305

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation. www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable.

John Burns 18.6 ACRES 2787 - 240th Street

ABBOTSFORD West: 2 or 3 Bdrm Brand new. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. Internet incl. (604)855-1331 ALDERGROVE. 1 bdrm grd lvl ste New area. $650 incl utils. N/P. N/S. Avail May 15 or 30. 604-309-7900.

TRUCKS & VANS

2005 GMC SIERRA, 2 whl dr, 6 cyl. 86K. White. New tires, longbox, alloy wheels. $8750. 778-868-9173.

2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, auto, 1 owner, 95K, silver, black leather, mint cond, $6400, (778)889-3560.

827

851

2005 FORD F-150 XLT TRITON CREW CAB Auto, Air, PBrakes,PLocks, PWindows, CD, Cruise $11,500.00 604-996-5120

2004 FORD ESCAPE XLS, 2 L, 5 sp. 131 km, no accid., $5400 obo. Aircrd. 2 yrs. Phone 604-502-9912.

Aldergrove 2/bdrm duplex ctry setting w/d hookup shed. N/S, sm pet only Immed $775. 604-341-3205

750

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ALDERGROVE 306 Nicholas Crest. Cozy 3 bdrm up, sm fncd back yrd, Avail immed. $1150/mo. 1 week early move. Collin, Stratatech Property Management. 604 703 6209

845

TRANSPORTATION

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

COTTAGES

ALDERGROVE 2 bd, 4 appls, secure entry, some upgrades. Sm pet ok. $700. Avl now.604-454-8077 imm. Adult lease Dave

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRANSPORTATION

2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $12,750.obo. 1 owner, well maintained. Purchased new at Abby Chrysler. Joe 604-309-7302

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2 BR Furnished Basement Suite May 2011, 850$.1 Living Room, 604-996-6862.17712-101A Ave. Surrey BC V4N5V8

ALDERGROVE ~ LEASE TO OWN. Beautiful 3 bdrm. 2 bath townhouse in great family complex. Close to schools, parks & shops. Lease $1250/mo. + $200/mo. towards down payment. $5,000. deposit required. 778-808-4477.

845

2004 BUICK LASABRE, cloth int, 148K, show room cond, private, $7900 obo. 604-593-5072.

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

TRANSPORTATION

LOON LAKE Cabin, sleeps 7, full kitchen & bath, dock, boat launch, $100/day - 3 day min. 250-826-5575 or email: krissie01@shaw.ca

736

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APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

Solid 3 bedroom home on 18.6 Acres presently used for beef cattle. Barn & misc. outbuildings with 6 acres in hay and 10 in pasture. Home has had some updates including kitchen, bathroom, electrical and new pump in 175 foot well. Nice property in rural area. Priced at $1,199,000.

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LISTINGS

Tel: 604-607-3504 WANTED! Email: johnburnsrealtor@gmail.com Website: www.johnburnsrealtor.com Fecebook: www.facebook.com/johnburnsrealtor Twitter: @johnburnsrealty


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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!

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This is the best unit in Cedar Crest. Master bedroom on the main floor with bonus room and second bedroom and bathroom on second floor. Double garage, open plan private decks if you are looking for a retirement location with a great lifestyle then this is one to look at. This is a 45 plus complete with a new roof and great location.

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$1,995,000 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.

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$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!

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16.6 ACRES - 2 HOMES

barn and new kitchen in house covered deck. Currently farm taxed, lots of room here. All fenced and cross fenced.

604-857-1100

$1,295,000 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.

ACRES! 5 2768 sq ft bsmt home on high dry land. With 24x36’ Dan Flokstra

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$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.

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OLD YALE RD TRANS CANAD A HWY

Abbotsford Hwy #1 Exit 83

604.857.5200

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THE ALL-NEW 2012 FOCUS

Thurs May 5, 2011 Star  

Complete May 5 2011 issue of The Aldergrove Star as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.aldergrovestar.com

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