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And the race begins! Pumpkin Run participants ran through the fog at the annual event at Aldor Acres in Glen Valley on Oct. 16, a fundraiser for Langley school district’s trade apprenticeships programs.

New DUI law unfair, judge rules By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

An Abbotsford resident who says she was injured by a “aggressive” Langley RCMP officer during a drinking driving check stop has won a victory in B.C. Supreme Court. In a written decision, Justice T. Mark McEwan ruled that the new law that expands the police power to suspend a driver’s licence on the spot for suspected drinking was unfairly applied to Kristen Debra-Lee Spencer after she was pulled over by a Langley RCMP officer on Oct. 31, 2010 in the 24100-block of Fraser Highway.

Spencer’s driving licence was seized and she was issued a 90-day suspension by Langley RCMP Const. Veronica Steiger for refusing to blow into a breath alcohol testing device. Spencer filed a challenge of the suspension with the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, saying she never refused to blow, never told the officer she’d been drinking and could prove that she wasn’t consuming alcohol that evening. Her appeal was dismissed by an unnamed adjudicator who issued a written ruling Justice McEwan said was “..fundamentally at odds with basic concepts of fairness and impartiality.”

The adjudicator simply rejected Spencer’s evidence, including a doctor’s letter that she still suffers the after effects from a serious head injury that can make her appear confused when she is under stress. The adjudicator simply accepted officer Steiger’s claims as fact, the judge said, without subjecting them to the same level of scrutiny applied to Spencer. In the judgment, the adjudicator wrote “there is no reason for [Const.] Steiger to provide inaccurate evidence on this point whereas you have a vested interest in the outcome of this review.” SEE: Page 2

In an Oct. 11 court ruling that affirms the public’s right to raise concerns about environmental protection, a B.C. judge ordered a developer to pay all costs associated with a failed defamation suit that silenced opposition to a proposed project. The Glen Valley Watersheds Society (GVWS), a local conservation group based in Langley, has been awarded special costs, or all expenses associated with the failed lawsuit, by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine J. Bruce. The case was dismissed in May after Ecojustice, a non-profit environmental legal organization, successfully argued that developer Robin Scory had no evidence to back his claims the group had defamed him over a proposal to deposit a large amount of fill on his land. The ruling is believed to be one of only a few in Canada where a judge has both dismissed and awarded special costs in a suit that effectively silenced public discussion of an environmental issue. Special costs awards are usually reserved for litigants who have engaged in unnecessary, scandalous, or reprehensible conduct deserving of rebuke from the courts. “An order for special costs acts as a deterrent to litigants whose purpose is to interfere with the democratic process,” the ruling read. “Public participation and dissent is an important part of our democratic system.” The ruling is an important affirmation of Canadians’ right to speak out on behalf of the environment and be protected from strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs), said Ecojustice staff lawyer Jennifer Agnolin. SLAPPs are legal proceedings that have the principal effect of silencing public discussion on issues of public significance. “Today’s costs ruling underscores the rights of local citizens to speak out against projects that will harm their local environment without the risk of being sued,” Agnolin said. “It’s also a reminder that lawsuits aimed at suppressing public comment about environmental impacts aren’t going to be tolerated in Canada.” What’s unfortunate, Agnolin pointed out, is that these cases – which are often insurmountably expensive for small groups to defend – usually hinder important public discussion about conservation and environmental protection. The judge’s ruling seemed to concur. “[T]he claimant’s lawsuit achieved one of the recognized purposes of SLAPP litigation,” the ruling read. “It effectively silenced the respondents’ public opposition to the claimant’s permit application.” Scory, of Langley, launched the $5.5 million suit last year after GVWS opposed his application over fears the fill would erode into fish-bearing streams. When the project was put on hold for further review, Mr. Scory SEE: Page 2


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41 in Township election race By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

Sonya Paterson was relieved when her name was called eighth by Township of Langley deputy chief electoral officer Bob Wilson Friday afternoon, during the draw that will determine the order names will appear on the election ballot of voting day. “That’s good,” she said. On a long list of 27 candidates running for councillor, position can be important, she said. Too far down and you run the risk of being overlooked. The former school trustee was one of several candidates to show up for the 4:30 p.m. event. At the close of nominations, three people had filed papers to run for mayor — incumbent Rick Green, incumbent councillor Mel Kositsky and Jack Froese (Froese won top spot on the ballot). The other candidates for council

included incumbents Bev Dornan, Steve Ferguson, Charlie Fox, Bob Long. Kim Richter and Grant Ward. Murray Jones and Dan Sheel, who ran in the 2008 election, are running again. Another former candidate, Petrina Arnason, who ran in 2005, is running again. The Vote Langley Now slate, which is running with Green, has seven candidates running — Tyler deBoer, Tony Malyk, Dorothy McKim, Ben Penner, Carla Robin, Dave Stark and Glen Tomblin (Robin won first spot on the ballot). Both Tomblin and McKim have run for council in the past. Two candidates who ran in the spring federal election are also running for councillor. Rebecca Darnell ran for the Liberals in the May election, while Carey Poitras ran for the Green Party. Others seeking one of the eight councillors’ seats are Bert Chen,

Wayne Crossen, David Davis, Rick Manuel, Clive Rippingale, Terry Sheldon, Michelle Sparrow and Misty vanPopta. There are 11 people seeking the five Township seats on the Langley Board of Education. They include incumbent trustees Wendy Johnson, Rod Ross, Alison McVeigh and Cecelia Reekie. Longtime trustee Steve Burton is not seeking re-election. Also running is Kirsten SchafferCharlesworth, who ran in 2008 in the City, and Brian Leonard, who ran in the January Board of Education by-election. Other candidates are John McKendry, who is currently interim president of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Pamala Combs, Megan Dykeman, Kari Medos and Douglas Smuland. (Combs won top spot on the ballot). The election takes place on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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Sarah Atherton and son Gavin, 3, and Skippy the terrier helped Langley Environmental Partners Society plant trees at the Dixon Farm on Saturday.

Judge questions ‘fairness’ General, saying Const. Steiger didn’t FROM FRONT: “That is a flat statement of bias,” explain why she was being pulled over, Justice McEwan said. simply produced the device and ordered The judge ordered the case re-heard her to blow. by a different adjudicator who will In her statement of claim, Spencer not grant the police what says an “aggressive” Steiger McEwan described as a did not tell her failing to “credibility advantage” over immediately blow would be an ordinary citizen. considered a refusal. The judge said the case When Spencer asked for raises serious questions about an explanation, she said she the fairness of the process, was then told about the rule. noting a person challenging a When Spencer then speeding ticket has a right to offered to take the breath a hearing before a trained justest, she says Steiger refused, tice of the peace, while sometelling her “that option is off one charged with the more the table.” serious offence of impaired The statement of claim, Kristen Spencer driving does not. filed in Surrey Provincial “The compelling social objective Court, contains unproven allegations. of removing drinking drivers from the The lawsuit seeks compensation for road cannot justify a process that is inca- injuries allegedly suffered when Steiger pable of reliably differentiating between cuffed Spencer and put her in the police those who have and those who have not cruiser, including a fractured bone in offended,” the judge said. one hand, bruising, shoulder and neck Spencer has also sued the Langley injuries, and a broken tooth as well as Mountie and the provincial Solicitor “emotional and mental trauma.”


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Lawsuit against Township to court in November FROM FRONT: sued the GVWS and two citizens for speaking out against the project, claiming they had, among other things, defamed him. The judge’s decision in May, however, ruled that the society’s public statements about what could happen

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Three-year-old Myles Hiebbert tries his hand at jack-olantern carving for the upcoming Wall-O-Lantern event in Aldergrove Oct. 22. Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns will be carved by children that day at All Seasons Garden Centre, to create a wall of scary pumpkins. The event is a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley and Abbotsford. It runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 27491 Fraser Highway with the lightup of the pumpkins at 7 p.m.

‘Million dollar’ town seeks cash handout By NATASHA JONES Black Press

Over the course of 10 weeks, Aldergrove residents are striving to raise their collective wealth by $1 million. Guided by financial experts and a team of money detectives, the neighbourhood will strive to earn or save $100,000 a week in a series of community and individual challenges related to food, housing, transportation and other costs. If they succeed, the financial lessons they learn along with a chance at a weekly prize of $10,000 and a grand prize of $100,000, will change their lives forever. It’s all thanks to the Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, which hired Force Four Productions to film the process. Force Four formed MDM Media to produce the show over a period of three months, and on Monday, producer Keith Giesbrecht told Township council that if film permit fees were relaxed, the company would return the almost $16,000 in savings to the community of Aldergrove. The problem facing council is that the Municipal Act forbids local authorities from waiving fees paid by for-profit organizations. On Monday afternoon, Giesbrecht explained that Force Four is investing $125,000 in financial advisors and assistance to Aldergrove to show residents how to reduce debt, increase income, and find money they didn’t know they had — including funds owed to them by the Canada Revenue Agency. He added that production employees have injected into the Aldergrove economy more than $80,000 in food, gas and other necessities. Residents have formed a car-pooling club, are compiling a coupon book to encourage local shopping, and organizing transportation links to help residents find work at Gloucester Estates. Giesbrecht said that the production company has already paid the Township $12,595 in permits, expects to pay $3,000 to $4,000 more, and pledges to return it all to Aldergrove if the fees are waived. “It doesn’t go into Oprah’s pocket,” Giesbrecht said. Council approved a motion asking staff to investigate options, and provide the mayor and councillors with copies of the pertinent provincial statutes and Township policies.


Police now investigating farmhouse fire Aldergrove Star

Police are now investigating the early morning blaze that completely destroyed an old farmhouse in the 8600 block of 256 Street in Langley on Thursday, Oct 13. The blaze was not discovered until about 4 a.m. when a tenant in another building at the farm heard dogs barking. By the time the fire department arrived, the house had been burning for about 40 minutes. About 25 firefighters and seven trucks from four halls attended. The house is usually occupied, but no one was home at the time. No one was hurt, including the dogs. On Thursday, a spokesman for the fire department said there was no sign

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A fire that destroyed a Glen Valley home early on Thursday morning continued to smolder on Friday. of anything suspicious, but unit is seeking any wit- with the investigation, you on Friday the RCMP an- nesses who may have seen are asked to call Langley nounced they were inves- anything suspicious around RCMP at 604-532-3200 or tigating. the residence prior to the CrimeStoppers at 1-800Langley Serious Crime fire. If you are able to assist 222-TIPS (8477).

Driver killed in head-on collision with train By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

Witnesses say an elderly man drove his vehicle onto the tracks near the 25900-block of 88 Avenue in Langley early Monday morning, Oct. 17, and hit an oncoming train head-on. It happened around 12:45 a.m. Langley RCMP were called to the area after a local resident

phoned to report hearing a train passing by and a loud crash. Police arrived to find the train had stopped and did not derail. They also located a vehicle nearby with a lone occupant, a man believed to be in his 70s. Witnesses advise the vehicle turned onto the railway tracks at 264 and drove head on into the train in the 25900-block.

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor and cannot determine at this time if the driver’s actions were intentional. Langley Client Support and Victim Services have been requested to provide support for witnesses. The Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Team (ICARS) will attend to assist Langley Traffic Section with this investigation.

Abandoned pickup truck crushed by train Aldergrove Star

Car thieves appear to have abandoned a pickup truck that was struck by an early morning train in Glen Valley last Wednesday. At 6:38 a.m., Oct. 12, CN Rail contacted the Langley RCMP to report that one of their trains had struck a vehicle in the area of 91 Avenue and 272 Street.

Once on scene, officers determined the truck was unoccupied at the time of the collision and appeared to have been abandoned on the railroad crossing. Fortunately, the occupants of the train were uninjured. The green Dodge pickup truck had no licence plates and suffered significant damage. Police queries

show that the truck was stolen from Abbotsford on Oct. 9. The train did sustain minor damage but was able to continue once the truck had been removed from the tracks. The railroad tracks were undamaged. The tracks and crossing were closed for one and a half hours as officers investigated and the truck was removed.

Langley schools, by the numbers By DAN FERGUSON Black Press

Depending on who does the number-crunching, the latest class size figures for Langley schools show the cash-strapped district has managed to maintain minimum acceptable standards or has failed miserably at serving students with disabilities and other special needs. A report by district director of human resources Barry Bunyan asserts the Langley School District has met provincial ministry of education size limits, while the teachers’ union says the report has confirmed their worst fears about special needs cutbacks. The report by Bunyan says the average class sizes in the district were 18.81 students for Kindergarten classes; 20.89 in Grades 1-3; 27.66 Grades 4-7; and 26.30 in Grades 8-12. However, 12 per cent, or roughly one in every 10 classes, exceeds the maximum of 30 students.


Langley Teachers’ Association (LTA) president Gail Chaddock-Costello In Grade 4 and up, the report notes, teachers have consented to the extra-large classes as required by legislation. The school principal and superintendent must also approve classes, when they are “of the opinion learning conditions are appropriate” the report states. The majority of the oversized elementary classes were band music programs, as were the largest classes

in secondary school, where some reported more than 34 students. Langley Teachers’ Association (LTA) president Gail ChaddockCostello said a closer look at the numbers reveals an “astronomical” number of classes are above the maximum allowable limit of three or more “special needs” students. The LTA analysis says 2,601 special needs students are in such overlimit classes. “I didn’t expect it to be as bad as it was,” Chaddock-Costello said. In one class with 35 students, the LTA says, there are eight special needs students including one who cannot speak any English at all and no one present in the class who speaks the same language the student does. Chaddock-Costello said the recent announcement that the district has made an early start on paying down a multi-million dollar deficit was purchased at the expense of keeping class sizes down.

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Who’s who Elizabeth and Michael Pratt Siblings plant tree idea for fallen soldiers Brookswood siblings Elizabeth and Michael Pratt have embarked on a campaign to ensure that Langley will forever remember the 157 Canadians who died while serving in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2011. The Pratts are part of Langley Youth for the Fallen (LYF), which is looking for 150 sponsors who will help buy trees for a memorial grove honouring the fallen soldiers. “This is the first step in our dream for Langley to commemorate the Canadian soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan,” said 14-year-old Michael. Among the sponsors already committed to the project are the Aldergrove Credit Union, JD Farms, Rotary Club of Aldergrove, Rotary Club of Langley, Arboretum and Botanical Society of Langley, David and Nora Truman, and MP Mark Warawa and his wife, Diane. The pair’s presentation to council last week (Oct. 3) was met with applause, and a commitment from several politicians to contribute financially to the cause. The Township has taken on an administration role in the initiative, as well as making the land available in the Derek Doubleday Arboretum near Langley Regional Airport. It is also working with a landscape ar-

chitect to design the memorial grove, walking path and a cenotaph. Elizabeth, a recent Brookswood Secondary graduate who is now a student at UBC, is a co-founder of LYF with her brother, who is in Grade 9 at Brookswood Secondary. “We wanted to do something to show that the youth of Langley support our armed forces and in particular those who have paid the ultimate price,” she said. “We like the idea of planting trees as they symbolize life. Through each of these trees, each soldier lives on.” The pair told council the memorial grove will boost tourism, provide another stop for school field trips, encourage physical activity, help the environment and instill a sense of patriotism. It would also encourage young people to become involved in the youth-driven project. Langley Youth for the Fallen: A Walk to Remember, is looking for sponsors and would like to hear from interested businesses, service groups, elementary, middle and high schools, scout and guide groups, and cadets. The cost of sponsoring a tree is $300. Inquiries can be directed to: LangleyYouthForTheFallen@gmail. com, or visit their Facebook page.

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The battle of the scientists is over. More than 170 witnesses testified. Nearly 2,000 reports and documents were entered as evidence. Now, the Cohen Commission is preparing to decide why the Fraser River’s sockeye salmon have been in a dangerous downward spiral. Opponents of net-pen aquaculture have relentlessly spun the hearings as an open-shut case against salmon farms and stepped up campaigns to shut them down. It’s not quite that simple. Duelling researchers gave contradictory evidence on whether diseases or parasites from fish farms may be killing off wild sockeye. That doesn’t mean fish farms aren’t bad for salmon. The farms may, as critics claim, act as a breeding ground for pathogens, transmitting them to passing wild salmon at a critically vulnerable stage in their migration. Much of the evidence before the inquiry, however, points to multiple different culprits, from ocean predators to changing water temperatures. The commission has also looked at everything from urban sewage and industrial pollution along the lower Fraser to the impacts of logging and mining upriver. A death-by-a-thousand-cuts verdict would admittedly be less satisfying than simply lynching one perceived bogeyman – one that we could definitely do something about. But B.C. needs the most complete answer to this fishy mystery it can get. It would be tragic if an eco-war succeeds in stamping out fish farms, only to see B.C.’s wild sockeye continue to decline because we weren’t vigilant enough in uncovering other threats and trying to address them. Inquiry head Judge Bruce Cohen will hear final submissions from all sides in November before preparing his final report, due by next June. As the inquiry moves into its final phase, it’s important to remember that the loss of B.C.’s wild sockeye stocks would have far-reaching repercussions beyond our dining choices. With the sockeye may go many of the orcas, bears, birds and even freshwater fish in parts of B.C. That’s because salmon are, in many ways, the lifeblood of our watersheds. They act like a pipeline, bringing ocean nutrients far upstream. Wildlife from tiny insects to the biggest predators feast on their spawned-out carcasses and even trees are fertilized. Research has proven how salmon act as an extension of the forest’s root system, allowing the trees to draw nourishment not just from the immediate soil, but from the krill of the North Pacific. The loss of wild salmon, some people fear, may loosen habitat-protection laws, opening B.C. not just to more fish farms and hatcheries, but hydro dams, offshore oil drilling and more industrial pollution. For First Nations, whose heritage, culture, traditional diet and social customs are so deeply interwoven with the salmon, their loss is unfathomable. Even if Judge Cohen fails to come up with a single suspect, we need his best assessment of what’s gone wrong and how we can keep this marvel of nature for generations to come. -Jeff Nagel is a reporter covering regional issues for Black Press.

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VICTORIA – Finally, somebody in the B.C. treaty negotiation system has come out and said it. Releasing the B.C. Treaty Commission’s 19th annual report last week, Chief Commissioner Sophie Pierre announced she has asked for a one-year extension to her term, to see the organization through its second decade. And if things don’t change, particularly in Ottawa, then “shut ’er down.” The commission is the independent “keeper of the process,” and the chief commissioner is appointed by agreement between the federal and provincial governments and B.C.’s First Nations Summit. Its job is to facilitate talks and dole out funds to aboriginal groups researching and negotiating treaties. As of this year, they have disbursed $500 million, $400 million of it loans that must be repaid out of treaty settlements. “We are 19 years into the process, and we have, just on the First Nations side, a half a billion dollar investment, and when are we going to start seeing a return on that investment?” Pierre asked. It’s safe to assume that there has been at least that much spent by the federal and provincial governments as well. And after a burst of progress with the Tsawwassen and Maa-Nulth treaties, and a controversial deal with

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the Yale First Nation in the Fraser Canyon, costly inaction resumed. Sliammon First Nation negotiators finalized a treaty in 2009. Off it went to Ottawa, where it has languished ever since, waiting for a set of initials that would allow a ratification vote by about 1,000 Sliammon people near Powell River. At stake is a settlement in which B.C. contributes 8,300 hectares of Crown land and Ottawa provides $37 million to compensate for a century of trespass and resource extraction from Sliammon territory. (You can object to all this and try to live in the past, as B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins does, but we now have stacks of high court decisions that make aboriginal title real and inescapable, if not well defined.) Other commissioners agreed with Pierre about Ottawa’s role, including the federal appointee, Jerry Lampert. “The Canadian system is such that they are constantly going back to Ottawa for mandates for their individual negotiators,” Lampert said. “This is bureaucratic, and it plays against the idea that we’re in a real negotiation.” With a majority government in Ottawa, and B.C. MP John Duncan as federal aboriginal affairs minister, there is hope of movement. And there is action on another front.

Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq was in B.C. last week to sign an agreement to hand over authority and funding for on-reserve health programs to a new aboriginal authority that will work with the provincial health system directly to administer reserve health programs. This will end a parallel health system run by Ottawa on reserves. A similar agreement was signed in 2006 for aboriginal schooling. Alas, five years later, there is still wrangling between the First Nations Education Steering Committee and Ottawa over funding. But I’m told there is progress there, with resolution possible by the end of this year. Sto:lo Tribal Chief Doug Kelly, chair of the First Nations Health Council, says its financing terms are clear, and dealing Ottawa out of health care delivery will improve outcomes. B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong and Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak agree that these broader self-government transfers for health and education, along with forest and mining deals, will bring treaties closer. Pierre’s blunt warning must have been heard in Ottawa. It appears the Sliammon treaty has been located and will receive federal blessing this week. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and


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also supports the infill of areas where development has taken place and neighbouring properties remain undeveloped. The Salmon River Uplands, located above the Hopington Aquifer, were partially developed into half-acre and one acre lots years ago. Why not infill the areas that remain with similar lots that would not take away from the rural feel of the community. From what I have been told, the Salmon River Uplands were designated for development decades ago. Unfortunately, our elected council seems unwilling to come up with a vision for the Salmon River Uplands for fear of the response they will receive from the environmentally biased individuals that I constantly read about in the local papers. Instead, they avoid making a decision by saying they require more studies. I know there are families out there that are in a similar situation as us but, are reluctant to write about their vision for fear of the criticism it will generate from others with a very focused uncompromising agenda. Remember, there are ways of building housing that would have minimal impact on the environment, lessen conflict between farm and residential users and also maintain the rural integrity of the community. This low impact housing is not a new concept. In fact, it is being practised in various locations all over the world. Tod McGovern, Langley

‘Rwanda riders’ thank Aldergrove for support ful for a dry place to stop on our first day when it poured rain all day and Peter and I kept drier than we may have been otherwise. For information Thank you also to those who gave financially to our ride. Peter and I reached our goal of raising $5,000, and in total, the ride brought in nearly $60,000. The full 100% of funds are going straight to Wellspring’s projects in schools in Rwanda. It’s great to see a community come together to support great causes. Thank you, Aldergrove! Janice Nikkel, Langley

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Editor: I want to thank you for printing the story about our recent Wellspring Ride for Rwanda. Peter and I had great support from the Aldergrove community, including from Heath and Dan at Cranky’s Bike Shop. I want to publicly thank them for partnering with Peter and me for our ride by fixing our bikes, changing tires, and making sure we had all the right equipment to make the 220 km trek. I also want to thank Bill Ede from Aldergrove Soccer, who lent us a canopy tent and rain gear. The 60 riders were grate-

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a small development of half-acre lots in the area of 56 Avenue and 240 Street, subject to water hook-ups becoming available. I thought that our dream of building residences for our family on our three acre property was getting a lot closer. You can imagine our disappointment when I read that council is now considering putting a bylaw in place that would stop all subdivision until more studies are done. We have had 16 years of studies while paying substantial property taxes for no services such as sewer, water and fire hydrants. I thought the answer was now obvious. Water hook-ups prevent water from being removed from the aquifer. Sewer hookups prevent effluent from being discharged over the aquifer. Technology is available that allows runoff from hard surfaces such as roofs and driveways to be recaptured and absorbed into the aquifer. With today’s technologies, development can take place in such a way as to have minimal impact on the environment. This is the concept behind low impact housing. The buzz word for development nowadays seems to be smart growth. The smart growth concept promotes development in areas where infrastructure already exists. Busing kids to our local school while our non-ALR property, located a stone’s throw away, sits tied up in a moratorium, doesn’t seem very smart at all. The smart growth concept


regarding the water quantity and quality on the Hopington Aquifer. I have read all of these reports and a few things are apparent to me. The water level in the aquifer is dropping. The water quality in some areas of the aquifer has deteriorated. According to the April 2000 Gartner Lee report, private residential wells only account for approximately 22% of the ground water extraction on the aquifer. According to the June 1998 Gartner Lee report, 66.8% of nitrates entering the aquifer are attributed to hobby and commercial farms. Farmers in the area are afforded certain rights under the right to farm legislation which take precedent over our local bylaws. The Township is powerless to stop farms from developing on the Hopington Aquifer. Since these reports have been published, much more farmland has been planted with crops that require irrigation. Langley has a rich farming heritage and productive farms are important to our community. I thought council was going in the right direction by bringing the sewer trunk line to Aldergrove through the Hopington Aquifer and supporting construction of the new water main to Gloucester through the Hopington Aquifer. This would allow residents in the area to eventually hook up to services and relieve some of the pressure on groundwater in the area. There has also been approval of


Editor: My wife and I decided to look for an acreage property to purchase in 1994. We wanted to purchase a property we could raise our family on that would also have the potential to subdivide and build accommodation for our children/grandchildren in the future. We found a piece of property that fit those requirements in late 1994. After inquiring at Langley municipal hall, we were told that the property was not in the ALR and was located in the GVRD catchment area for sewer and water. The property was also located a couple of properties away from Peterson Road Elementary School, one property away from Fraser Highway (now serviced by sewer) and was within walking distance of D.W. Poppy Secondary. After talking to staff, the future for the property seemed obvious, so we sold our residence located in Surrey and started planning the move. A moratorium was put in place within a year of us moving on to the property. Almost 17 years have now passed since we purchased our property and the moratorium is still in effect. Now I understand that council is getting a legal opinion on whether or not they can turn the moratorium into a bylaw to prevent any development from happening on the Hopington Aquifer. There have been numerous studies and reports generated

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The practice of beadmaking is thousands of years old, but today few artisans possess the knowledge. Drawn-glass beads have been called IndoPacific beads by archeologists who believe they may have been the single most widely traded item in history, unearthed at various sites from the Pacific islands to Zimbabwe. Ania Kyte, vice-president of the Mission Arts Council and owner of Turtle Beads, is one such artisan who melts rods of glass into the beautiful strings of translucent beads with impressive precision. Ania, who has been working with beads for 12 years, is also the president of Pacific Pyros, a group of beadmaking artisans whose collective crafts will be on display at the Fraser Valley Bead Show. She says these sorts of shows are critical for educating the public about the quality of the handmade pieces. It was at a similar show in Seattle in 2001 she saw a woman creating her own beads. Ania was already assembling glass beads for jewelry, but never dreamed she could do it herself. “I was mesmerized. I watched her for an hour,” she says from her studio just off Stave Lake Road, not far from the district’s city hall where she used to work as the mayor’s assistant. When she returned from Seattle, she found a bead artisan, Barrie Edwards, who was teaching a three-hour class in Aldergrove. She was immediately hooked.


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At first, Ania started with basic tools and a propane torch, practicing six or seven hours a day after work until 2 a.m. trying to get the beads perfect. “It’s like anything

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‘La Dolce Vita’ benefits LIFE On Saturday, Oct. 29, the LIFE Recovery Association is hosting its fifth annual fundraising gala. The event, at the Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre in Abbotsford, will feature exquisite Italian dinner prepared by the award winning Ramada Chefs, including five fantastic chef-attended food stations. All auction proceeds will benefit the LIFE Recovery programs which provide rehabilitation for women bound by substance addictions. The recovery home has 18 beds where professional staffs are scheduled 24 hours a day and seven days per week to oversee the client’s recovery from addiction. For many women, the program takes 90120 days to complete. The program uses the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program together with other life skill building programs. “Like peeling an onion, we find that many tears are shed as deeper levels are uncovered during the recovery process,” said Patricia Watson, executive director. “The ministry has been operating since 1999. During that time hundreds of women have graduated and returned to their families and communities to live in freedom.” Anyone interested in supporting the event should contact Patricia Driessen, 604-556-1031. Tickets are $150.


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Township of Langley transportation safety coordinator Ineke Schuurman demonstrates how reflective clothing, safe crossing procedures, and the use of designated crossing points will help keep pedestrians safe as the fall approaches.

Autumn conditions call for caution Aldergrove Star

Advancing autumn weather conditions have local safety officials warning residents to be extra cautious behind the wheel and on foot. “Both drivers and pedestrians need to be more diligent this time of year, when there is less daylight and the roads are becoming wet and icy,” said Township of Langley traffic safety coordinator Ineke Schuurman. “As the days get shorter and the weather gets worse, visibility deteriorates and it is harder for cars to stop. We all need to be even more careful than normal.” When on the road, she said, do not assume that other people see you, especially in the early evening or early morning, and don’t assume they will stop, even if you have the right of way. Pedestrians should wear reflective gear, or at least light-coloured clothing, to increase their visibility this time of year and always use designated crosswalks or intersections. Jay-walking,

walking between parked cars, and crossing the street mid-block is never advisable, but it is an especially bad idea when it is dark out. “Taking an extra minute or two to walk to a designated crossing point could save your life,” said Schuurman. And while motorists must think of every intersection as a crosswalk and be alert for those on foot, it is not a licence for walkers to just step right out in front of oncoming vehicles - even if they are in a crosswalk. “Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks and drivers are required to stop,” Schuurman said, “but that doesn’t guarantee safety, or ensure that cars are going to stop. What if the driver doesn’t see you? What if the road is wet or icy and you haven’t given them enough time to brake? Common sense has to prevail.” Pedestrians should stand at the curb edge and wait until all traffic has stopped, make eye contact with drivers, and look left, look right, then left again before proceeding.

Kositsky to serve as UBCM director Aldergrove Star

Langley Township Councillor Mel Kositsky was elected to the 2011-12 board of directors of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM). “It is a honour to be recognized by your peers in local government,” said Kositsky. “This gives me the unique opportunity to speak directly with provincial government officials on the numerous issues facing local governments across the province.” Kositsky joins the 21-member board in filling one of two new positions representing all Vancouver Metro area local governments. According to Kositsky, the Township of Langley was well recognized at the convention. The Township won an Honourable Mention award for its annual Municipal Awareness Day in the Civic Engagement category of the Community Excellence Awards.

The Township’s resolution regarding the need for uniform provincial regulations in an attempt to curb metal theft was fully endorsed by the assembly. Some of the key issues discussed were the stalled negotiations for the renewal of the RCMP contract for B.C., the position of a municipal auditor general, declining infrastructure grants, the review of the Agricultural Land Reserve and the new task force initiative against grow ops and the related medicinal marihuana industry. “I am hoping the Township will be able to benefit from the new program announced by Premier Clark regarding new recreational facilities to help build healthy communities. I believe we are far enough along in our planning for Aldergrove that we should be able to apply for that new funding once the details are known,” he added.

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On Saturday, October 15, Muriel Arnason Library and the Township of Langley celebrated their eighth annual Diwali, or Festival of Lights. The festival was a colourful event at which over 400 people of all ages enjoyed henna art, crafts, face painting, a feature film on Diwali, and food in a festive atmosphere. Township of Langley Councillors Charlie Fox, Grant Ward, Mel Kositsky and Steve

Ferguson, as well as Township of Langley’s manager Bev Herman, and Muriel Arnason’s daughter Petrina Arnason were among those who enjoyed the celebrations. The library was filled with people of all ages during the afternoon’s festivities. Adults could choose to have their hands decorated with Mehndi, or henna. Children enjoyed facepainting, painted diyas, or clay lamps, created lanterns, and did a variety of

crafts. A feature film on Indian Diwali was showed that was well received. Everyone enjoyed multicultural food including samosas, pakoras, different types of cookies, juices, and coffee. Participants and guests alike were pleased to take part in such a lively and entertaining local event. At the end of the program, Community Librarian Dr. Sarwan Singh Randhawa thanked the audience and volunteers.

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The second annual Fall Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase & Mixer will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Langley Events Centre from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Event organizers expect more than 500 people to attend the trade show, which has already sold out the 80 available exhibitor spots. The show is a joint event put on by chambers in the Fraser Valley. It is an opportunity to network with business leaders and professionals working throughout the Fraser Valley. “This is a great opportunity for business owners, operators and decision makers from across the Fraser Valley to come together and see what each other has to offer,” said Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce President Denni Bonetti. This event is free to attend for guests but a reservation is appreciated for catering purposes. Call the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce at 604-530-6656 or email your names to:




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mall businesses in BC engage in a wide range of activities, including family-operated corner stores, self-employed online marketers, and small industrial operations. Almost three quarters (74 per cent) of all businesses in the province are in the service sector, with small businesses equally as likely to be providing a service as large businesses. Figure A shows the industry breakdown for small businesses with employees compared to that for businesses operated by a self-employed person with no staff. Figure B provides the same dissection for small business overall. Small business is consistently more prevalent in the western part of Canada. In 2010 British Columbia held on to its second place, boasting 86.4 small businesses per 1,000 people. Only Saskatchewan, with a 87.3 had more small businesses per capita.

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What makes your business specialize in? We are a diversi¿ed and welcoming agri-tourism business. On our 8 acre farm, we have bee hives, a vineyard, fruit trees, mead and wine making, honey extraction and a farm store. We especially love to do educational tours for all ages, and we encourage a visit to the live bee hives and taste honey from the hive (from May to August). We retail honey and bee hive products directly through our farm store but our honey can always be found in several farm markets in the Fraser Valley. Upcoming promotions or specials. In the fall and winter, as the bees hunker down for the winter, we gear up with our semi-annual Art In the Barn event (Oct. 29 & 30, 10 am - 5 pm), and promote a country Christmas spirit by offering candle making, wreath making, centre piece making workshops.

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Why did you start your business in Aldergrove? We started Cranky’s in Aldergrove because we share the positive outlook that most citizens have and we want to be a part of Aldergrove’s bright future. We are very appreciative of all the community support. How long have you been in business? We have been in business for 9 years. What brands are exclusive to your business? We support as many Canadian brands as possible. Our main bike brands are Norco Performance Bikes, Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Haro.

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STUDIO ONE Dance Centre What does your business specialize in: We specialize in Dance Instructions both recreational and Competitive with classes for ages 2-Adult. We offer a great teen program with a variety of classes, Jazz, Lyrical, RAD Ballet, Open Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Stretch, Hip-hop, Tap, Musical Theater, Pre-school Age and Adult Programs. What sets you apart from other businesses in your ¿eld? We have a Certi¿ed Award winning faculty that have a contagious passion for dance, our affordable pricing, a great facility with 3 dance studios with sprung Àoors and lots of parking. Our competitive program is elite and award winning with a variety of classes available. We offer master classes with some of the industries most talented instructors. Owners Pam and Michele each have over ten years teaching and managing experience in the dance industry. Is your company in any way involved in the community? Yes we were just involved in the block party on October 2nd in Aldergrove where Studio One Dancers had a great time performing 3 shows. We also were involved in a fundraiser show in Abbotsford. Our dancers volunteered their time and learned new routines as well as performing some they already new and raised over $5000.00 for Haiti. We look forward to more community involvement and performances in the future.

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Anti-virus software scans ¿les and attachments you receive for know viruses. The program will warn you if any virus is detected, and then wither clean, quarantine, or delete the infected ¿le(s). Don’t rely solely on auto protection, run a manual scan at least once a month. In addition to protecting you against computer viruses, most brand name anti-virus programs also provide protection against computer worms and Trojans.

If you have installed and con¿gured security software, you will get warnings of attempts to install spyware or adware.

Ad-Aware, Spybot Searach & Destroy & Malwarebytes are free programs that will scan for spyware/adware on your computer.

Be careful of where you download freeware and shareware. Popular and established software sites will generally scan the download ¿les to ensure they are spyware free. File sharing sites are often a breeding ground for malware & viruses.

2. Read Use Agreements Brafore Clicking Yes -

6. Be Careful with Your Web Browsing -

9. Install a Firewall -

Legitimate companies will have user agreements that indicate what other software will be installed if you agree. This is one that I see a lot, often you download a free game and some unwanted software gets downloaded along with it.

Websites with adult content are more likely to install spyware, without warning.

3. Be Careful of Advertising That Looks Like Windows Warnings Some ads are disguised to look like Windows warning dialog boxes. Clicking the box will install spyware on your computer. Always close these using the X in the top right corner.

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5. Install Spyware and Adware Scanning Software -

7. Keep Your Version of Windows Updated The programmers who develop spyware often look to exploit security Àaws in Windows. As these Àaws become know, Microsoft will update the OS to ¿x the security hole. Keeping your


8. Be Careful When Installing Share-ware and Freeware -

Installing a ¿re-wall adds another layer of protection from unwanted intruders and spyware programs.

“¿le sharing sites are often a breeding ground for malware & viruses”

9. Install a Firewall Installing a ¿re-wall adds another layer of protection from unwanted intruders and spyware program 10. Use Common Sense. Do not open any e-mail attachments from dubious or unknown sources. Do not open any attachments from a trusted source that you were not expecting to receive. Be wary of odd links or attachments that come through instant messaging program.

These tips will not fully protect you as there are always new forms of malware popping up each day. However, if you follow them your risk of catching a virus or spyware program is decreased signi¿cantly.





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What does your business specialize in? We specialize in quality care for the whole family, from infant to senior. If you could describe your business in one word, what would it be?

What do your customers like best about you? We treat our patients as people, ¿rst and foremost. We get to know our patients and work to develop a long term relationship built on trust.

“Integrity.” We de¿nitely strive to treat all clients with honesty and fairness, because that is how we would expect to be treated.

Why did you start your business in Aldergrove?

blister packaging and free home delivery to the residents of Aldergrove.

Jane grew up in a small town in the Cariboo and enjoys the more personal relationship generated with her patients rather than the impersonal interactions that occur in a large chain store. The location, next to the walk in medical clinic and close to the laboratory, allows Jane an opportunity to contribute to a persons health care rather than just dispensing medication. Also, as a community minded person, Jane knows that job creation helps to contribute to a healthy local economy.

What brands are exclusive to your business?

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What sets your business apart from your competition?


Along with friendly, personal service and knowledgeable staff, our pharmacy offers free

Our Rexall house brand has been a trusted household name for generations. As part of a large buying group IDA enjoys very competitive pricing. Check out our Àyer and our retail prices, you will be pleasantly surprised! What do your customers like best about you? Our customers always comment that we “know their names” and appreciate the personalized service and pleasant atmosphere. We are never too busy to chat, answer questions or give advice.

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JD FARMS SPECIALTY TURKEY Traditional Goodness..... Every Day 22 EMPLOYEES Our History Jack and Debbie Froese are the owners and founders of JD Farms Specialty Turkey, a familyrun producer of specialty turkeys located in the beautiful Fraser Valley at Langley, BC, Canada. Our Farm Turkeys at JD Farms are fed a natural diet of grain, vitamins and minerals without any medications or animal by-products. Our turkeys are raised in spacious, well-ventilated barns with free access to fresh water and a constant supply of fresh feed. Each turkey must pass a stringent certi¿cation program which ensures our customers only receive the very best.

Accolades • Best Farm Award – Aldergrove Agriculture Association • Business Excellence nomination 2008 – Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce • Businessman of the year nomination for Jack Froese 2009 – Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce • Member of the year – Jack Froese 2011 – The Alternative Board • Small business Round table- BC Small Business Success Story award. 2011

Community Involvement JD Farms is a constant partner in the local community, enthusiastically participating in numerous local activities and festivals including the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival, BBQ on the Bypass, as well as hosting their very own JD Farms Fall Festival where they raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. Over the years, JD Farms has been an active participant or member in the following events: • Fort Langley Cranberry Festival Sponsor – 2000 – Present • BBQ on the Bypass Vendor – 2006 – Present • Terry Fox Run for the Cure Fundraiser/ Supporter 2008 - Present

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• Salvation Army Gateway of Hope Supporter/participant • Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce • Krause Berry Farms- Farmers Feast Vendor – 2008-present • Farm Folk City Folk • Feast of ¿elds participant/ vendor 2011 • Langley International Festival Community sponsor 2011 It is this community involvement that JD Farms prides itself on and will continuously pursue to ensure that the local citizens and community on a whole grow, prosper, and receive the support and recognition it deserves.

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BOSTON PIZZA “You’re among friends� What is the secret to your success? Boston Pizza has been proudly represented in Aldergrove for the past 11 years. With a Warm Modern Atmosphere BP welcomes its guests with a menu to please all palates. What do your customers like best about you? Families of all ages can enjoy a wide variety of renowned Boston Pizza menu choices, there’s plenty of room to

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accommodate Team Functions and Sports Fans can view the games on the TVs situated throughout, or the 100� screen! Canucks are always the favourite as well as the Monday Night Football Program. Available for take-out / delivery and open late night, there’s always time for Boston Pizza. What events or community organizations is your company involved with?

organizations that call Aldergrove ‘home’. Youth Soccer, United Soccer, Minor Hockey, Minor Baseball, local Elementary and High Schools and many charitable organizations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Kids Help Phone and Juvenile Diabetes. Local school work experience programs are always welcomed in the location and the School Hot Lunch Program is enjoyed.

What do you love about being an Aldergrove business? Most of our team is from the Aldergrove area. Recruiting from within this warm community allows us the opportunity to really be involved in its growth and contribute to the everyday business. Every business and individual in the community supporting and promoting the other.

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Healthy choices in the bag By BRENDA ANDERSON Black Press

Volunteers showed up in such force at the Senior Resources Centre on the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 4, that the 80 black canvas bags destined for Langley seniors’ homes had been filled and arranged for delivery long before organizer Dave Stark could even get there to help. Tuesday, Oct. 4, marked the beginning of a new program based in Langley City, that is aimed at ensuring seniors are getting a reasonable number of fresh fruits and veggies in their diets without it taking a huge bite out of their grocery bill. The ability to connect with food wholesalers through the seniors centre allows them to offer bags of produce valued at between $18 and $20 for just $5. The Senior Healthy Living Bags will be delivered (or available for pick up) once a month, providing a variety of fresh produce to any Langley resident 55 or older who wants one, said Stark. Stark is the former food security co-ordintor for Langley and currently serves as executive director of Meals on Wheels, the organization spearheading the project, alongside Fraser Health, the City of Langley’s recreation department and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Nursing students from Kwantlen and BCIT have also chipped in, provided healthy living tips which will slipped into the bags on index cards every month. This month’s bags contained oranges and bananas, bell peppers, cauliflower, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes — and it is a take-it or leave-it situation. “(Customers) have no choice of what goes in, but they can trade; it’s social and fun,” said Stark. In fact, he’s already overheard groups of seniors wheeling and

as measured by Autochex in 2010 for achieving superior marks in Customer Satisfaction.

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From left: Alice Kennedy (Langley’s Senior of the Year), Hilary Wiebe and Bob Campbell pack cloth bags with fresh produce at the Langley Senior Resources Centre. The Senior Healthy Living Bags are available for $5 to anyone over 55 years old and will be distributed — or available for pick up — on the first Tuesday of every month. dealing the contents of their bags, not unlike they might have done with their packed lunches at school, decades ago. The program is currently operating with funds from the City, but it’s open to residents of both Langleys. And Stark hopes that once it is up and running, it will expand into the Township and beyond. “I was excited to hear Peter Fassbender say he hopes it will start in the City and become a model for the province,” Stark said. The City mayor made the remarks during the Oct. 3 meeting when Stark and several of his colleagues delivered a bag to each member of council. The Healthy Living Bags are not a government initiative, Fassbender noted, but the grassroots program has the potential to benefit everyone from customers to the health care system as a whole. “This is about prevention, versus dealing with illness. By mak-

ing (healthy food) affordable and bringing it to the door, it allows (seniors) to make healthier decisions,” Fassbender said. Without widely publicizing the program, the group received orders for 75 bags in its first month. “I expect that to double next month,” Stark said. It’s too logical not to catch on, he reasoned. “It’s grassroots partnerships. It’s easy, low cost and has huge benefits.” Anyone 55 or older who would like a Healthy Living Bag is asked to pre-order by calling the Timms Centre at 604-514-2940, the Douglas Recreation Centre, at 604514-2865 or the Langley Seniors Centre, at 604-530-3020. Delivery is available in the City. Otherwise, bags can be picked up between noon and 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. or at the Seniors Centre, 20605 51B Ave.

Aldergrove seniors ready for fall fun By MAUDIE MacPHERSON Aldergrove Star

The hanging baskets along Fraser Highway were absolutely beautiful and now with the change of the season the gorgeous gold and red leaves adorn the main streets of our town. Things are maintaining at the OAP Hall with crib on Mondays at 1 p.m.

I was in error last column in saying that there would be a new organizer as Dave is only on a vacation and Heather is in charge during his absence. It’s a great game, please drop in and join us. Flu shots will be given on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the OAP Hall, 3015 - 273 Street, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

The regional meeting of the OAPO will be held on Oct. 20 and several of our local members will attend. The pot luck dinner at the OAP Hall will be held on Oct. 23. Bring your dishes and cutlery and a dish of goodies for the buffet table. Card bingo lovers can stay and enjoy a few SEE: Page 16

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Seniors planning parties and activities for winter FROM: Page 15 rounds after dinner. The art club will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on Oct. 26 at the OAP Hall, from 1 to 4 p.m.Members will be painting and their works will be on display. The bridge club meets each Friday evening in the OAP Hall. At the Veterans and Seniors Club, our cook Rick is an excel-

lent chef who can even make a stew seem interesting. There is always a variety of menus each week, such as Swiss steak, chicken cutlets and even roast turkey every so often. I imagine a lot of people are taking advantage of the good weather to work on their gardens, shut up their lake homes or perhaps leave for the south for the winter months, but whatever

the reason the numbers of card, dominoes and carpet bowling players have grown smaller. We’re hoping the crowds will soon get back to normal. The fall sale at the Veterans and Seniors Club is set for Nov. 26, so if you have items you no longer use bring them down and perhaps someone else can use them. The Aldergrove Seniors Christmas party at the Aldergrove

Legion is on Dec. 5, for the members of both the OAP and Veterans and Seniors Club. A very fine lady in the Bradner area passed away in late summer. Frances Evanoff was a poet and a thoughtful person, and although I didn’t know her well many years ago I met her in the mall and she gave me a bouquet of flowers in praise of my seniors’ column. My condolences to her family.

Township For the week of October 20, 2011

Visiting the hairdresser is an experience. There are streaks, colours, eyebrow and eyelash treatments of all description. So here’s a story of a couple celebrating their silver wedding anniversary. The wife turns to her husband and says, “Will you still love me when my hair turns grey?” “Why not?” he replies. “Haven’t I loved you through six Maudie MacPherson other shades?”



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dates to note

Township of Langley 2011 local government election

Monday, October 24 | 7 - 11pm Regular Council Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre

Voting Day: Saturday, November 19, 2011 TELEVISED

Wednesday, October 26 | 7 - 9pm Youth Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 |

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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Township of Langley that an election by voting is necessary to elect one (1) Mayor, eight (8) Councillors, and five (5) School Trustees for a term commencing December 2011. As required under section 77(5) of the Local Government Act, “Jurisdiction of Residence” is provided as indicated.

Voting will be open to qualified electors of the Township of Langley on Saturday, November 19, 2011, between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm at the following locations.

The persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

Langley Rivermen Junior A Hockey Sat Oct 22 7pm Thu Oct 27 7pm Sat Oct 29 7pm

vs. Powell River Kings vs. Alberni Valley Bulldogs vs. Nanaimo Clippers

Trinity Western Spartans University Men’s Hockey Fri Oct 28 7pm vs. Selkirk College Sat Oct 29 1pm vs. Okanangan College

Trinity Western Spartans University Basketball Fri

Nov 4 vs. University of Victoria 6pm women’s 8pm men’s Sat Nov 5 vs. University of Victoria 5pm women’s 7pm men’s


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Eight (8) Councillors to be elected ROBIN, Carla (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley DORNAN, Bev Township of Langley LONG, Bob Township of Langley CROSSEN, Wayne Township of Langley FERGUSON, Steve Township of Langley WARD, Grant Township of Langley DAVIS, David Township of Langley PATERSON, Sonya Township of Langley VANPOPTA, Misty Township of Langley SPARROW, Michelle Township of Langley PENNER, Ben (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley MANUEL, Rick Township of Langley TOMBLIN, Glen (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley MALYK, Tony (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley DEBOER, Tyler (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley CHEN, Bert Township of Langley JONES, Murray Township of Langley SHEEL, Dan Township of Langley FOX, Charlie Township of Langley SHELDON, Terry Township of Langley POITRAS, Carey Township of Langley RICHTER, Kim Township of Langley RIPPINGALE, Clive Township of Langley ARNASON, Petrina Township of Langley MCKIM, Dorothy (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley STARK, Dave (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley DARNELL, Rebecca Township of Langley Five (5) School Trustees to be elected

International Hockey World Junior A Challenge November 7 to 13 Two Canadian teams. Four international teams. 13 exciting games!

Tickets on sale now! The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 •

Aldergrove Community Secondary School 26850 – 29 Avenue


Coghlan Community Hall* 6795 – 256 Street


D.W. Poppy Secondary School 23752 - 52 Avenue


Dorothy Peacock Elementary School 20292 - 91A Avenue


Fort Langley Elementary School 8877 Bartlett Street


George Preston Recreation Centre 20699 - 42 Avenue


James Hill Elementary School 22144 Old Yale Road


James Kennedy Elementary School 9060 - 212 Street


Parkside Centennial Elementary School 3300 – 270 Street

One (1) Mayor to be elected

GREEN, Rick (Vote Langley Now) Township of Langley

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COMBS, Pamala-Rose Township of Langley LEONARD, Brian Township of Langley JOHNSON, Wendy Township of Langley MEDOS, Kari Township of Langley ROSS, Rod Township of Langley DYKEMAN, Megan Township of Langley REEKIE, Cecelia Township of Langley SCHAFFER-CHARLESWORTH, Kirsten Township of Langley SMULAND, Douglas City of Surrey MCVEIGH, Alison Township of Langley MCKENDRY, John

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10. R.C. Garnett Demonstration Elementary School 7096 - 201 Street 11. R.E. Mountain Secondary School 7755 – 202A Street 12. Wix-Brown Elementary School 23851 – 24 Avenue *All of these locations are wheelchair accessible with the exception of Coghlan Community Hall. Some voters may experience difficulty with access at Fort Langley Elementary and Wix-Brown Elementary Schools.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION – RESIDENT If you are not on the List of Registered Electors, (visit to determine if you are on the list) you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form at the “New Registration” table in the voting place. To register you must meet ALL the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • resident of the Township of Langley for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. All voters, as well as those resident electors registering at the time of voting, are required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary, although helpful in identifying the voter. The identification must show both residency and identity.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION – NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY Non-Resident Property Electors who own property in the Township of Langley but live outside the Township may register to vote on November 19, 2011. In addition to the required ID, non-resident property electors will be required to produce a recent title search print from the Land Title Office. Corporations do not have the right to vote, and only one individual for each parcel of land may vote. In the case of multiple owners of a parcel of land, the owners must sign a consent form, electing one of the property owners to vote. These consent forms are available at the Civic Facility. A person can only vote once in the election, either as a resident of the Township of Langley or as a Non-Resident Property Elector. City of Langley residents who own property in the Township cannot vote for School Trustees in the Township.

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Advance voting will be open at the Township of Langley Civic Facility, Willowbrook Recreation Centre, 20338 – 65 Avenue, in the Main Activity Room on the main floor on each of the following days:

Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday November 9, 2011 from 8:00am to 8:00pm

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 8:00am to 8:00pm

GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION The Township of Langley will be utilizing voting machines which optically read the ballots as they are inserted by the electors. The List of Registered Electors is in electronic form (rather than on paper) and Voter Notification Cards will be mailed out to registered resident electors the last week of October/first week of November. These Voter Notification Cards will have a barcode on it which election officials will scan to bring the voter’s name up on the computer at each voting place.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: • Susan Palmer, Chief Election Officer 604.533.6032 Bob Wilson, Deputy Chief Election Officer 604.532.7396

Township continued...


Making way for fish at Aldergrove Lake Aldergrove Star

Donning rubber boots and gloves, baristas and servers from various Starbucks outlets in Langley volunteered their time on Oct. 5 to plant 100 native shrubs along a newly enhanced section of Tanaka Creek in Aldergrove Lake Regional Park. Enhancement of the creek, just west of the park’s Dog Off-leash Area, was undertaken as part of a project to replace a failing culvert, and correct widening of the creek caused by erosion, people and dogs over the years. It also created additional rearing habitat for coho salmon and cutthroat trout. “Replacement of the culvert has opened up a section of the creek that

was previously impassable,” said director Gayle Martin, chair of Metro Vancouver’s Parks Committee. “Restoration of the creek bed offers potential for young fish to develop in an area that hasn’t been available for years.” The banks have been narrowed and reinforced and new gravel has been added to create a reasonable grade for small fish to navigate the creek. A new fish-friendly culvert has been installed in order to allow fish passage further upstream. Tanaka Creek drains into Pepin Brook, an important refuge for spawning salmon and endangered fish, including the Nooksack Dace and Salish Sucker. Since 2001, almost one kilo-


Volunteers from various Starbucks outlets in Langley help to enhance Tanaka Creek. metre of new habitat has been created for these and other native species in the southwest corner of the park. Restoration of the wetland is being conducted in partnership with the Pepin Brook Streamkeepers and

Langley Environmental Partners Society. As with all engineered projects, the restored section of Tanaka Creek will appear unnatural until it has time to settle and fill in with fine sediment and leaf litter. The shrubs added by the Starbucks

crew will help stabilize the banks of creek and provide additional shade. Starbucks’ volunteers are among a number of groups who volunteer their time to assist with environmental stewardship and fundraising for projects in Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. Earlier this year, over 60 staff from Langley area Starbucks outlets undertook shoreline clean up at Derby Reach Regional Park as part of their “Make Your Mark” community program. Aldergrove Lake Regional Park is one of 23 regional park sites managed by Metro Vancouver. It’s a popular spot for events such as All Night Star Gazing, held each August.

FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE FUTURE SHOP OCTOBER 14 CORPORATE FLYER Please note that the incorrect price was advertised for Norton 360 5.0 (10163036) on page 23 of the October 14 flyer. The correct price is $59.99, not $39.99 save $40, as previously advertised. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers

FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE FUTURE SHOP OCTOBER 14 CORPORATE FLYER Please note that the incorrect image was shown for the Pioneer VSX1026 3D Networking Receiver (WebID: 10172255) advertised on page 7 of the October 14 flyer. An image of a Denon receiver was used instead of the correct Pioneer model. Note that the price of $629.99 applies ONLY to the advertised Pioneer receiver. Please see a Product Expert in-store for more details. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

BEST BUY – Correction Notice Please note that the Panasonic RPHX40 Portable Monitor Headphones (10167680/1/2/3) advertised on page 7 of the October 14 flyer will no longer be available in stores. No rainchecks will be issued. Please see a Product Specialist in-store for details on alternative headphones. Also, on page 12 of the the October 14 flyer, please note that the incorrect valid dates for the 3-day sale price was advertised for the Green Lantern DVD or Blu-ray Combo pack (M2192606/ M2192611). The correct dates are October 14-16, NOT Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, as previously advertised. Finally, please note that the Acer AS5749-6474 15.6" Laptop (10181352) advertised on page 16 of the October 14 flyer has a 640GB hard drive, NOT 750GB, as previously advertised. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.


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Send to: 27118 Fraser Highway Aldergrove, B.C V4W 3P6 or go to, lick on calendar and ‘add event.’ Learn To Skate - with the Aldergrove Skating Club. Registration open for all ages and levels: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Arena on 272 Street. Info: 604-857-1696 or e-mail, website Mt. Lehman Garden Club monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. in Mt Lehman Community Hall. Guest, Diane Gaines, will be speaking on bulbs. Info: Evelyn 604-857-5663. Aldergrove Art Club - celebrating 40th anniversary Wednesday,Oct. 26, 1-4 p.m. at OAP Hall, 3015 - 273

St. Members will be painting and displaying their artworks. Everyone welcome. Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, Oct. 28 at a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 - 108 Ave, Surrey. Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer. Info: 604-5311923 or 604-581-0313. Langley Amateur Radio Association - meets first Thursday of month (unless otherwise advised) at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Al or Don

Langley Literacy Network meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2-5 p.m. at City of Langley Library. Open to anyone in the community with an interest in literacy. The meeting will be followed at 4 p.m. by the AGM of the Langley Literacy Association, the non-profit organization which delivers the Wrap-a-Read program through the Langley Christmas Bureau. All are welcome. Info: Kim Davison, 604-514-2855. Naturopathic Medicine - Dr. Nicole Cerf presents an informative discussion on how naturopathic medicine can help you age with grace, Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library, 22071 - 48 Avenue Langley. Phone library at

604-533-0339 to reserve your seat for this free program. Halloween Magic - Saturday, Oct. 29, 2-3 p.m. at City of Langley Library, join Lutini the Magician for a hilarious show using everyday objects like you’ve never seen them before. Bring the whole family and be amazed by Lutini’s spooky tricks. Drop-in. Info: 604514-2855. Rawhide Bones - classic rock Halloween dance party Sat., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. in the lounge of Bob’s Steakhouse, 27083 Fraser Hwy., Aldergrove. Info: 604-857-7725 or Pro-D Day Hallowe’en Crafts -

Township For the week of October 20, 2011

Children ages 5 and up are invited to bring their imaginations and create crafts inspired by Halloween. Supplies will be provided, at Muriel Arnason Library, Friday, Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m. Drop-in. Art Show - Murrayville Library Artists Club, Oct. 1-22 at Murrayville Library, 22071 - 48 Ave., Langley. Info: 604-533-0339. Knitting Circle - Aldergrove Library, 1st and 3rd Thursdays of month, 10 a.m. to 12 noon (Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and 17, and Dec. 1) Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your project and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. You’ll be glad you did.



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public notices

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Notice of Road Closure, Highway Dedication Removal, and Disposal


Notice is hereby given consolidated with of the intention of their neighbouring the Council of the properties for future Corporation of the development. ROAD TO BE CLOSED Township of Langley, The portions of road pursuant to Section being closed are 40 and 94 of the shown on the plan. Community Charter Comments will be S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, received by the to adopt “Highway Deputy Township Closing and Dedication Clerk prior to Removal (QC Holdings 12 pm on Monday, Ltd.) Bylaw 2011 November 7, 2011. No. 4897.” This Bylaw Written comments repeals Highway should be directed Closing and Dedication to the Deputy Removal (QC Holdings Township Clerk at 78 AVENUE Ltd.) Bylaw 2011 No. ROAD TO BE CLOSED 20338 - 65 Avenue, 4874 as the survey Langley, BC, plan attached to and V2Y 3J1, or referenced by that fax 604.533.6054. Bylaw contained an omission of one of the original dedicating plan Copies of the Bylaw may be inspected at the Township of Langley Civic numbers. Facility. The intent of the Bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of highway of a 0.268 hectare portion of unimproved 79 Avenue at 208 Street and a 0.197 hectare portion of unimproved 78 Avenue at 208 Street. The roads will then be transferred to QC Holdings Ltd. for the sum of $414,763 and


Scott Thompson, Manager Property Services Department 604.533.6138

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event The Township of Langley is holding its annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event to ensure that hazardous materials are disposed of safely. Dates: Saturday, October 22 Sunday, October 23 Time:

9am – 3pm


Township of Langley Operations Centre 4700 - 224 Street

Protect our natural environment

Township of Langley residents only. Proof of residency is required. Accepted items (household quantities): antifreeze batteries (household) bleach ballasts brake fluid car batteries concentrated acids chemicals dark room chemicals

degreasers fluorescent lights furniture stripper gasoline herbicides insecticides motor oil oven cleaner paint & thinners

pesticides propane fuel tanks (empty) solvents swimming pool chemicals toilet bowl cleaner transmission fluid turpentine

Engineering Division 604.532.7300

After-Hours Emergency Contact 604.543.6700


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No, You Can’t Have It

Kodiaks drop two Aldergrove Star

Trevor Kang broke a tie game in the third period as the Port Moody Black Panthers defeated the visiting Aldergrove Kodiaks 3-2. The junior B hockey clubs were playing the start of a home-and-home series on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Port Moody Arena. Ryan Veillet and Josiah Friesen scored for the Kodiaks in the loss while Ross Baadsvik made 37 saves in the Aldergrove goal. The teams will complete the home-and-home series Oct. 19 at the Aldergrove Arena and the Kodiaks (3-40-0) will look to end their two-game losing streak. Pilots soar over Kodiaks A four-goal first period powered the Abbotsford Pilots past the Aldergrove Kodiaks last Wednesday. The Pilots doubled up the host Kodiaks 6-3, Oct. 12, at the Aldergrove Arena, the back-end of a home-and-

home series between the junior B hockey rivals. The Kodiaks won in Abbotsford 3-2 on Friday. But the Pilots were soaring in the rematch, peppering the Aldergrove goal with 62 shots. Ross Baadsvik replaced Marc Menicucci in the Kodiaks goal and stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced over the final 44:22. Menucucci made 19 saves. After Aldergrove’s Thomas Hardy opened the scoring, the Pilots responded with four straight goals to close the period. Kevin Lourens, Bradley Parker, Riley Lamb and Matthew Genovese all found the back of the net in a 10-minute span. Brandon Potomak cut the lead to 4-2 with a power play goal for the only goal of the second period. Adam Rossi and Parker scored in the third, before Jordan Pughe got one back for the home side.

He Shoots, He Scores!


Aldergrove’s Josh Dennykeys (at left) wards off a Surrey challenger in division 4 mens soccer at Aldergrove Oct. 16. Surrey won with a 2-1 final score.

Wilkinson among soccer’s best in Canada Aldergrove Star

Langley’s Katie Thorlakson struck for the game winner as Surrey United captured the Jubilee Trophy as the women’s soccer national championship with a 2-1 victory over Quebec’s Royal Select Beauport on Oct. 10.

The week-long competiton, which was played in Brossard, Que., required the B.C. representatives to play five games in six days. Surrey United won pool B with a 3-1-0 record. The team features a strong Langley contingent in Thorlakson, Nata-

lie Halcro, Randee Hermus, April Coffin, Chelsey Hannesson, Kim McMullen and Aldergrove’s Bianca Wilkinson. Surrey United, which is the eighttime defending provincial champions, last won the national title in 2006.


Totems Slam It Down Aldergrove Secondary’s Kaitlyn Pool (#14 on right) and DW Poppy’s Alexis Harlaar #15 in junior girls volleyball Oct. 12 at ACSS. Aldergrove took the series 3-0. HARRY HUNT PHOTO

Aldergrove’s Nathan Iverson takes a shot on Cloverdale’s goalie at Aldergrove Arena, Oct. 16. Aldergrove won this game 7-3.

Canada West Basketball doubleheader coming up Aldergrove Star

The Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre have announced the ticket prices for the January 28 Canada West regular season men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader between the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades and Trinity Western University Spartans. The games are scheduled for 5 p.m. (women’s) and 7 p.m. (men’s). Tickets are on sale at the AESC Box Office, the Matsqui Recreation Centre and


the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. The UFV Cascades will be selling the tickets, on the Abbotsford campus, at Aftermath Social House, the Department of Athletics Student Activity Centre, the UFV Bookstore and at all Canada West regular season basketball doubleheaders, at the Envision Athletic Centre, leading up to the games on January 28. The TWU Spartans will make tickets available to their fans, staff and student body at the TWU Bookstore.

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When Push Comes to Shove

Hockey ‘Fanfest’ here Aldergrove Star


Aldergrove’s Julia McDonald (at left) in action against a Valley United player in women’s soccer, Oct. 16 in Aldergrove.

“Mr. Goalie” Glenn Hall has been added to the line-up at the upcoming Vancouver Hockey Fanfest coming to the Langley Events Centre, October 21-23. After news had come that Jean Beliveau would be unable to attend, Glenn Hall, who seldom missed a game during his career said he wouldn’t miss this event and the chance to reunite with “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe. Hall was given the moniker “Mr. Goalie” for his innovative style between the pipes that is now referred to, and commonly employed by current NHL goalies, as the “butterfly.” His presence should provide fans a chance to see one of the real unique characters of the NHL’s vintage era. “Glenn Hall is an NHL legend and innovator,” said LEC director of business development Jared Harman. Joining Howe and Hall at the Langley Events Centre will be Glen Hanlon, Cesare Maniago, Charlie Hodge, ‘King’ Richard Brodeur, Tony Tanti, Paul Reinhart, Larry Melynk and Gino Odjick. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Glen Green print of Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean and have it signed. For more information on the guests and details of the autographs visit


Tickets to Vancouver Hockey Fanfest are on sale at - a weekend pass costs $20 while daily tickets are $8; kids under 12 get in for free. The weekend will also include an exclusive evening with PuCKS at which fans can support the local charity which aims to help underprivileged youth get into sport. This casual evening in support of PuCKS will take place during the Langley Rivermen game on October 22, at which Howe and Hall will drop the puck. Tickets are $100 for the PuCKS fundraiser and includes the opportunity to have your picture taken with both legends; it also includes a casual dinner and the chance to take part in a live auction run by ‘Wild’ Bill Henke. Over the course of the weekend, the Langley Events Centre will also be hosting the first every Minor Hockey Weekend in which Langley Minor Hockey, Langley Girls Hockey and both the Fraser Valley Hawks and Fraser Valley Phantoms (Major Midget) will be playing games throughout the weekend. This will be a great chance for Minor Hockey to showcase their associations and gather at the Langley Events Centre in celebration of Canada’s beloved sport, hockey. For more information on the Vancouver Hockey Fanfest, visit To purchase tickets please visit www.

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Houghton, George Speed Passed away peacefully at Langley Lodge on Saturday, October 8, 2011, at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his brothers, Jack and Ernie, George is survived by Naomi, his loving wife of 61 years. He leaves, also, his daughter, Holly (Ed) Toole and son Glen (Luz) Houghton; his grandchildren, Nicole, Roxanne, Abigail and Vivienne, as well as his sister, Margaret (Robert) Jenkins. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews and friends. George worked for the last 20 + years in the breeding of thoroughbred horses in the Langley area. Special thanks to the nurses and staff of the 3rd floor of Langley Lodge, for their kindness and care given to George and Naomi, during their stay there. Private family service arrangements, but for those desiring, donations made in George’s memory to Langley Lodge would be most appreciated.

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The Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Board of Directors are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic OPERATIONS MANAGER, adept at leading, organizing and managing an event that will bring together up to 3,800 participants (athletes, coaches, managers, and officials) and 3500 volunteers. The successful candidate must be extremely confident in their ability to develop the Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games into a community event to remember. The OPERATIONS MANAGER will be required to set up and maintain a well functioning Games office and provide support to the Board of Directors (16) and their 73+ Chairs. Related Duties Duties will include: hiring and supervising all Games staff, assisting volunteers in meeting critical deadlines, assisting/ monitoring the functioning of various systems and processes, coordinating the dismantling procedure of all Games property, and attending all required meetings. Past experience in event and/or BC Games planning required. Education & Experience The successful applicant should possess a minimum post secondary diploma in business, recreation, event management or other related field. A minimum 2 years experience in event planning or working with a not for profit society is also preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Remuneration is $3,600 per month plus 10% of salary in lieu of benefits.

Please send resume and covering letter by October 27th, 2011 to: President, Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Society c/o Parks, Recreation & Culture Department City of Surrey 14245 – 56 Ave, Surrey, BC Canada V3X 3A2 Or Email to The Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Board of Directors thanks all that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bindery Workers Black Press has anticipated opportunities for Bindery Workers to assist with the mechanical insertion of advertising flyers into our Lower Mainland newspapers. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening, night and weekend shifts. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis for our locations in Surrey and Abbotsford. Excellent remuneration. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. Reliable transportation is a pre-requisite. Please forward resumes to: Bindery Foreman Campbell Heights Distribution Centre Unit #113, 19130 24th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3S 3S9 or Fax 604-538-4445 >

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 A21 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES




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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 from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.



1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264



MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331



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ALDERGROVE, Dntn. Avail imm. Newly renod 1 & 2 bdrm. Adult oriented bldg. NS/NP, 1yr lease pref. for disc monthly rent. SHAWN 604-657-3799 RECENTLY renovated self-contained 2 bed room 2 bath room condo for rent, one underground parking space. Locate close to city center. Non Smoking- No Pets. $950.00 monthly must have references. Call 604 535 4871



ALDERGROVE, 3 bdrm hse 3 bath on 1 acre. 5 appls. $1650/mo. Avail now. 778-895-0407, 604-807-5691 LANGLEY 248th nr Fraser. 4 bdrm house on farm. N/P. Avail now. 604-628-2200, 604-825-3201.

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.



1979 MERCEDES 300D, AirCrd, runs great, reblt mtr/trans, $1600. Phone (604)945-1003 (Coquitlam). 1992 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM, P/S P/B, P/M, A/C, tilt, cruise, immob/alarm, only 97K, N/S car, reg maint., driven by pensioner, exc cond, $2495 obo. (604)355-5590. 2002 BUICK CENTURY, 149k. New tires & brakes. Perfect condition. $3900 obo. 778-565-4230. 2004 DODGE SX - 2.0 AUTO, 146K, 4 dr, keyless alarm, a/care, cd, all pwr. $4300: (604)502-9912




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FITNESS EQUIP AUCTION as new Gym Equip, Indoor Soccer Arena, Office Equip; Oct 22, 11 AM, 3348 Sexsmith Rd, Kelowna B.C. View photos at (special auction) 1-866-545-3259

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Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Toy Poodle cross pups, 2nd shots, short & stocky, 4 mo, male, $600; female, $750. 1(604)354-3003 or email:


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NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 1 females, 1 brown. $1000 (604)8191466. No Sunday calls


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

Purebred bluenose pitbull pups. Exc. temperament. 1st shots, vet chk’d, d’wrmd, breeding rights, Parents avail. to view. 11 F $800/ea, 4 M $1000/ea. Call 604-819-7075

Vernon Duplex on 4.5 acres, 1 side rented, $1900/mo $789,000.obo 1-250-558-9993

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

Shitsa-poo puppies, 4 females. 8wks old, ready to go, $500., 604701-6281 or 604-819-2974

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

A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovation’s. Available for work. 604-532-1710


GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies & young adults. Big strong, exc. for protection. 604-856-8161.



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CHIHUAHUA male, tiny teacup, only 3 lb, 4yrs, $600; teacup puppy, 9 week, male, $800. 604-794-7347

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


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CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977



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

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.


1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555.


GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.


A PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.



Aldergrove, LARGE BARN for storage or mechanic shop. Electricity, clean. 604-614-5859 604-897-4633



3 Bedroom Basement Suite available immediately, $ 1,000.00 per month utilities included. For more information call 604-782-1061 ABBOTSFORD West. Newer 2 bdrm. N/S, N/P. Avail now. $800. 604-855-1331 or 604-625-3532. ALDERGROVE. 1 bdrm. Gas f/p shared laundry. Sep entry. N/S. N/P. Suit single. $650/mo incl utils cable & int. Nov. 1. 604-856-3693 ALDERGROVE, bright bsmt entry, 1 bdrm ste. Nr all amens. $550/mo NP/NS. Avail immed. 778-552-2754 LARGE private one bedroom Nanny Suite in up scale home. Hookups for laundry. Utls included. No pets pls. Great for couple or single person. Walking distance to bus Avail Nov 1. $875. 604.230.2808



ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm T/H. 1.5 bths. Fncd yd. fam.complex. $1050 & up. Sm dog ok. 778- 551-2696. OWN a 2 or 3 bedroom townhome w/$3300 down. Several UPDATED T/H in good areas w/fenced yds. laminate floors and 2 PETS OK. $1199/mo. + $250 mnt oac $42k comb’s income + 680 credit. Higher down pmt ($14,800 down), lower mtg ($866/mo), 600 credit to quality. QUICK DATES ok and several HOUSES also available. $976$1716/mo. $6350 - $24,250 down and $65k com’b income. Call Jodi Steeves, ReMax Treeland for details 604-833-5634.


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

1968 DODGE DART 4dr, 6 cyl auto collector plates, 2nd owner, original bill of sale, blue w/white top, great shape, $5795 obo. (604)574-6562.


1975 MGB - Moving Must sell! Good condition! 604-579-0140 1989 PORSCHE Carrera 911, 80000 kms, power windows, seats, locks, sunroof. 100% stock. Upgraded Alpine stereo. EXCELLENT CONDITION!! Ready to go, $14000 Contact: 1999 TOYOTA RAVA 4 grey power & a/c 220K 2nd owner, no accid. Exc cond. $4800. 778-389-6998 2000 Mercedes 4 dr. 230 Classic compressor, 1 owner, garage kept, exc cond. $6900. 604-619-5501. 2001 BMW 320i gd cond, low kms, aircared news tires, auto $6200obo 604-832-7072 / 778-552-1462 2002 BMW, 325i, 4/dr, 83K’s, clear coat red w/black interior,recent tune up/brakes, tires. If you’re looking for an excellent pristine car, ths is the one! $11,500/obo. 604-541-0018. 2002 Honda Civic 4 dr auto aircared mag whls. 170,000k. $4,900 obo. 604-836-5931, 778-895-7570. 2002 NISSAN SENTRA XE, 4 door, auto, air, 145,000 kms. Lady driven. $4,000. Call 604-534-2094. 2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $9300 firm. Call 604-538-4883. OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: 250-545-2206



2011 WILDCAT 282RK

Dual Pane Windows, electric awning, DSI water heater, corian counter tops & microwave. $39,995 (stk.30380) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $11,500 obo. Please call: (604)581-5117

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1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper

10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Reduced to $7000. Please call: 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly & Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855



Cash for all vehicles Free towing Quick service Always available 778-865-5454 The Scrapper

Happi-jacks, ext. speakers, thermopane windows, dinette slide, LCD TV, Awning. $25,995 (Stk.30389) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

1997 TOYOTA RAV 4, 187,000km., blue, 4 cyl. auto, 4 wheel drive, roof racks. $5400 obo (604)530-4693 2003 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4.6 L, full load, new tires & brakes. Tow pkg. $8000: (604)816-5752



1998 GMC SIERRA P/U, longbox, 1 owner, no accid, 227,000 Km’s, exc cond, $3800. (604)534-2398 2001 DODGE CARAVAN. White w/grey interior, exc cond. 123,000 kms. $4,300. Call 604-859-7233

2009 FORD RANGER auto, w/canopy, boxliner, sliding rear window, A/C, 20K, no accid, orig owner. Lots of factory warranty left. $11,500. Call 604-864-0337 or 604-614-5739. 2011 FunFinder 18’ travel trailer. Electric jacks, awning, stabilizers, slide-out, TV, microwave, sleeps 4. Too much to list! $20,395/obo. Call 604-521-6037.




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


Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

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

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

Jacalyn Middleton

604-996-8967 • SELLER MOTIVATED!!

35506 Allison Crt - McKinley Heights Views of Valley from this Spacious executive home w/LEGAL suite in cul-d-sac. Open foyer entry w/vaulted ceiling, hardwd flrs, crown molding (has hidden rope lighting). UP: Loft/library & 2 lg bdrms, Double french doors open to huge entainment rm w/balcony. (Could be a fantastic Mbdrm). MAIN: maple kitch w/island, liv rm w/rock fplace, double french doors lead to 2nd 14x28 partly cov'd balcony w/view (nat gas hookup). Master bdrm on main floor has big walk-in closet & laundy. Ensuite has 6' soaker tub & oversized walk-in shower. DOWN: 20x20 room waits for your ideas, c/be media rm! Suite has separate laundry, entry & patio (needs new carpeting). Fenced yard w/hot tub, garden area & fruit trees. School & transit 1 block away; shops, rec centre, golf course 5 minutes. Freeway 10 min! Quick possession Possible! Seller has bought, BRING YOUR OFFERS!

Reduced again by $40,000 - NOW $589,000 PARKWAY TWO! RARELY available 2 bdrm/2 bath 55+ in PARKWAY TWO! Great unit with Over 1300 sq.ft. + large SE balcony. Open kitchen w/sep eating area, lots of natural light shines thru thermal windows. Dining rm and a living rm w/gas f/place & the china cabinet. Excellent maintained & secure building (has newer roof/boiler etc.) offers Storage on your floor and Guest suite. Seperate Amenities rm, games & library rm, exercise rm & workshop + many social activities planned. Park/ Senior center/Shopping a level 5 min walk away. Bus at your doorstep. Gas, Hot water, Heat & Hydro INCLUDED in your LOW maint. fee. You pay for phone & cable. RV prkg available. No pets , no rentals. Call today for all details.


252,500 WHY RENT?

Cedar Park Townhome $227,000 Enjoy owning this warm & cozy 3 bed, 2 bath T/home instead of paying rent! Many updates inside incl floor, paint, and h/w tank. Complex/Unit's Exterior recently done NEW vinyl siding, rainscreen, thermo win & doors plus Balcony off master bdrm! Perfect for first time buyer. Strata is well run & pets ok! Super location - close to shopping, schools, transit, recreation (pool/parks/arena) & library. Only 5 min to Hwy 1 - 15 min to Langley/Abby. Call today for all details.


26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100


Aldergrove Secondary’s Jordan Virk and Gurmaan Jhaj (at right) split the Langley Fundamental defence for a 3-0 victory in junior boys soccer at Kinsmen Park last week.

Huge honour for ‘Mr. Langley Speedway’ By GARY AHUJA Black Press

The Langley Speedway has always played a key role in Larry Olson’s life. And his work there — as a driver, flag person and as part of the Langley Speedway Historical Society — has earned Olson a place in the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society hall of fame. The 67-year-old Olson was honoured on Sunday at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. He was joined in the induction class by Aldergrove’s Leslie and Kevin Skinner, who are going in the category of sports car and road racing, as well as Tom Berrow and Al Prendergast, who raced at Langley Speedway. Altogether, there were 15 individuals and groups honoured at the ceremony. When he initially found out he had been selected a few weeks ago, Olson said he was caught by surprise. “I was shocked, I was elated, I was tongue-tied,” he described. “This is a huge honour.” “The impact of this, I am still absorbing it,” Olson added. But the fact he is being inducted should come as little surprise given Olson’s long involvement in motor sports. Before he could even legally drive — Olson figures he was 12 or 13 when he used to drive his father’s milk truck and tractors on the family farm — cars and driving fascinated him. By the time he was 18, he was a member of the Victoria Rim Riders Car Club, racing a 1932 Ford roadster, and just two years later, he was president of the club. Moving to the Lower Mainland, Olson soon became a regular at the Langley Speedway. First, he was part of the pit crew for John Bettles’ stock car at the Speedway, and then after a year of that, driving his own car, the #117 early/late car. That proved to be a shrewd deci-


Langley’s Larry Olson was inducted into the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society on Sunday. Olson began as a race car driver before switching and the official starter at the Langley Speedway, where he flagged more than 9,000 races. sion as in 1968, Olson was named the B.C. Track Racing Association rookie of the year. But while his heart would have liked to have stayed in driving, financing his own car as an independent became too much so Olson switched to working for the Langley Speedway. He worked his way up from corner man to assistant starter and then in June 1969, the track’s official starter, a role he held for eight years and in excess of 9,000 races. Whether it was the first race or the last, it was always an exhilarating feeling. “Standing on the race track when the super stocks (cars) are coming straight at you, you feel that pounding of the motor and you can hear the noise, and you know the excitement that they are going to come straight at you and you get out of the way when you drop the green flag, it is real buzz,” he described. Part of what made his time so memorable at the speedway was the people he worked for and with. As for on-track memories, one in particular stood out. Olson was forced to black flag

two drivers for rough driving and after stopping them at the finish line, one of the drivers, Johnny Rothwell, bolted out of his car, grabbed a broom from the pit area and jumped on the hood of Jim McMillan’s car and began wailing away. Olson returned to his roots in 2006 when he joined the Langley Speedway Historical Society, serving as the events co-ordinator. “I could see a big gap in promoting Langley Speedway and getting it exposure,” he explained. Prior to that, Olson had done some work at car shows. He would meet people who had family members that competed at the Langley Speedway, but had since passed away. “It made me realize how precious life is, so I thought I have to do this with a vengeance now to preserve those memories and preserve the Speedway and this is the best way to do it,” he said. That is why Olson can ben seen parading around Langley wearing his striped official’s shirt and why he is referred to as ‘Mr. Langley Speedway.’


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

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


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27145 - 35 AVE. $549,900 SWEETHEART DEAL! Fully finished up and down with 2 bedroom suite, 9’ ceilings, very clean. Great floor plan upstairs - air conditioned, fantastic ensuite, backs onto acreage. Close to schools in great new subdivision.


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Dan Flokstra

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

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4857 - 256 ST.

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


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Dan Flokstra



359 - 240 ST


19.5 ACRES





Currently rented - about 10,000 sq. ft. - buildable and / or renovate the house to an office. Invest now and wait for redevelopment. Possibilities here?


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2825 - 256TH STREET. $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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Home plus large barn in great area. Property all cleared, make your offer! Call Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100


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






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New hardwood floors in upstairs living, dining, bedroom upstairs, new carpet in Master and family room, new paint inside & out, upgrades include dual flush toilets, new baseboards, high efficiency furnace, new air conditioning, new appliances new tankless hot water system, insulated garage and doors, new ceiling fans, new blinds, this home is spotless. All you have to do is move in! Suite potential and a huge cabana in the low maintenance easy care yard.

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

Dan Flokstra

Dan Flokstra

26851 24 AVE.

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

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26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100



















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