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Suspected ‘grow rip’ led to killing By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

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Fed up with the tarnished image of their Springfield Village neighbourhood, a large group of the subdivision’s residents have banded together to do something positive and make a difference in their community. Calling themselves the Springfield Village People, they have garnered the support of Langley Township and businesses such as Aldergrove Safeway to stage community events such as the community street clean-up under the Township’s Adopt-a-Street program. Their “Green Day” will be held this Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In conjunction with this event they are hosting a barbecue fund-raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, in honour of Springfield resident Abbey Reeves, age 7 (see also story, page 4). They invite everyone to come out and support the causes; for more information see “Cleaning up Springfield” under Facebook or call 604-856-1866.

Push for pool brings out crowd By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

Township Mayor Jack Froese and five councillors listened to several dozen Aldergrove residents talk about their desire for an indoor swimming pool and other community facilities Monday evening at the Aldergrove Elks Hall. Joanne Nicolato and members of the Aldergrove Recreation and Pool Association — all of whom were also cast members of the Million Dollar Neighbourhood reality TV series — said that so far 99 per cent of 548 people polled want a new indoor pool. A solid majority would also like to see additional features

in the facility, such as a fitness room, a weight room and an indoor track. The group’s poll and petition continues until the end of April, said Nicolato, and is accessible on the group’s website at www. aldergrovereccenter.ca as well as at their upcoming hotdog fund-raiser at Otter Co-op, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will also be making a delegation to Township council on March 26 at 7 p.m. Mayor Froese and the councillors said they welcomed the promise of a delegation as this sort of community support was needed to make the project a council priority in upcoming budget discussions. “Nothing will happen by itself,” said

Froese. “It has to come from the community; the grassroots speaks volumes.” Coun. Charlie Fox said negotiations with the province to purchase the former Aldergrove Elementary site for use as a recreational property are nearing a conclusion, but he noted there are not a lot of grants available for this type of project from senior levels of government. Froese said there were many potential options for funding, however. He cited the case of an $11 million Ottawa theatre that was built at a cost of $1 million to taxpayers, by permitting a private developer to build 39 residential units for profit above the theatre.

It appears Langley’s latest murder victim was shot multiple times while trying to rip off a marijuana grow up in rural Aldergrove on Friday night, said the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. No arrests have been made so far for the murder but several people have been arrested for the cultivation of the grow operation, said IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound. Surrey resident Korey Kelly, 25, who has an extensive criminal record, died on the way to hospital. It was around 9:30 p.m., when police en route to a shooting were flagged down by two of the victim’s associates in the area of 16 Avenue and 272 Street. They led officers to the victim who was in the back seat of a car bleeding and unresponsive, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. It’s believed Kelly’s associates were trying to drive the victim away from the crime scene, and the driver pulled over when he saw a police car approaching. The victim’s associates, believed to have been with Kelly in the botched grow rip, were interviewed this weekend as were many other persons of interest, said Pound. IHIT is currently interviewing many persons of interest for both the grow rip and the homicide, she said. “Investigators are attempting to piece together the details leading up to this shooting,” said Pound. Police are still trying to locate the owner of the grow op home, which is located near 8 Avenue and 272 Street. It doesn’t appear anyone else was injured or shot at the crime scene. Police believe the shooting is connected to drugs and crime, but it isn’t known if there are gang connections, said Pound. Kelly’s criminal record includes many charges and convictions for production and possession of a controlled substance, firearm charges, driving while prohibited, breaching conditions among other crimes. He last appeared in court on Jan. 11 in Surrey Provincial Court. According to court documents, he also went by the alias Robin Mulholland and Korey Wilson.

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Aldergrove pitches in for new artificial turf sports field Aldergrove Star

The first sign of Aldergrove’s newest sports facility appeared last week. A fir tree that had lost its top and was considered too dangerous and close to the new play area was taken down in preparation for the excavation of the area where a synthetic turf field is going to be placed. This field will enable the two adjoining schools, Aldergrove Community Secondary and Betty Gilbert Middle School to utilize the artificial turf field, rain or shine, for a variety of sports. The local soccer community is looking forward to the field’s completion later this summer. In addition to the main field, funds are being raised to cover one of the gravel practice fields at the same time. This will enable all the soccer teams in Aldergrove to have access to safe areas to play and practice on. News that the B.C. government may not provide matching funds to the already raised $150,000 has the two local soccer clubs intensifying their fund-raising efforts. Reid McDonald, longtime resident and community organizer, said, “News of the lack of government funding hasn’t slowed us

down. We are working with the Township of Langley to reorganize some aspects of this project to make sure we get the practice field built so that Aldergrove kids don’t have to play on gravel.” During the soccer season the only lit fields are the gravel fields, north of Betty Gilbert Middle School. In addition, Brown Park, where all the youngest players play, is too wet to play on by November, and if it snows those fields are the last to have the snow melt away. Aldergrove Youth Soccer President Bill Ede said, “Our spring soccer league starts in April on nice green grass, but during the winter months it is a real issue to find adequate practice time. Teams practice under lights on less than ideal conditions, mainly on gravel. We are given some time on the turf fields in Langley but not enough for all our players, and the drive to Willoughby or even Macleod Park is too long for many of our players, especially our youngest ones. Having our own turf fields in our own backyard will be a great improvement.” Hilary McRoberts, President of Aldergrove United Soccer, echoed Ede’s comments. “Even for our adult players, many of them who are working moms, almost an hour’s

commute on a school night is too much of a burden to overcome to make it to a team practice. Many of our younger players (U21) are still in school or starting employment and late night practices aren’t conducive to full-time studying or careers.” McRoberts also runs FireFit, a company that organizes sports events around firefighters and their activities. FireFit will be organizing an event for Lower Mainland Firefighters in Aldergrove in May to raise funds for the practice field turf. Art Bandenieks, a field committee member, said, “We are hoping the community will continue to step up and help to contribute to the remaining $200,000 needed to complete this project. In the Aldergrove tradition we need to roll up our sleeves and reach into our pockets to complete this project that has so much to offer our soccer players, school kids and the general well-being of the entire community.” Donations can be sent to Aldergrove Soccer, P.O. Box 582 Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 2V1, or they can be dropped off at the Aldergrove Chevron station on 264 Street and Fraser Highway.

Aldergrove Business Association to discuss ‘future consumers’ Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove Business Association will host guest speaker Roy Prevost at its 2012 first quarter general meeting on March 29. Roy Prevost is an international speaker, best selling author, customer service activist, entrepreneur, and a futurist who forecasts trends on the “future consumer.” As an authority on big box retail and a leading authority on social media marketing, Roy Prevost gives small business the tools and techniques to thrive and prosper in the big box retail environment. His bestselling book

“Turbocharge Your Retail Business” focuses on this topic. Through coaching and workshops, Roy Prevost helps small business increase confidence, improve profitability, build customer loyalty, and triumph over competition (see website http:// www.royprevost.com). This year in order to demonstrate that being part of the ABA will bring value to your company, not just with having your name listed on the web site and access to information about your fellow business members on the member access site and much more, the

ABA also wants to bring information that will assist specifically in your business. All are welcome to attend this informative and free seminar. All existing and past ABA members are welcome and may bring friends. It takes place Thursday, March 29 at the Aldergrove Community Secondary School Library. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and Prevost will speak at 7 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP via email to Info@ aldergroveba.ca

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NDP leadership hopeful Thomas Mulcair visited Langley Friday night, seeking support in the upcoming vote. NDP members across the country are voting from now until March 24 to select a leader to replace the late Jack Layton, who led the party to its best showing ever in last May’s federal election. The party won 103 seats, with 59 of those in Quebec. The NDP are now serving as the official opposition in Ottawa, for the first time ever. Thus the winner of the leadership race will also be the leader of the official opposition. Mulcair served as Layton’s deputy leader and was a key factor in building the party’s profile and base in Quebec. He won a byelection in the Montreal riding of Outremont in 2007, much to the surprise of other parties. It was only the second time an NDP candidate had won in Quebec. He served for 13 years in the Quebec National Assembly, winning three elections as a Liberal. He served as minister of the environment in the cabinet of Quebec Premier Jean Charest. Prior to that, he was a Quebec civil servant and a lawyer. He has now won three federal elections as an New Democrat. In the leadership race, Mulcair has continuously pointed out that he is best qualified to build on the past success of the NDP under Layton, given the party’s good showing in Quebec. He came under attack from some of his leadership rivals on Sunday at the final leadership

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Langley car thief makes top 10 list Black Press

A man wanted in Langley has made it onto B.C.’s top 10 list of worst car thieves. Kevin Michael Beech, 34, is wanted on warrants for his arrest for two counts of possession of stolen property, three counts of driving while prohibited and two counts of possession of a controlled substanse. According to police, he is a well known car thief with property crime convictions in multiple jurisdictions including Richmond and Langley.

The other most wanted on the list – all men ranging Top 10 Stolen in age from 21 to 43 – are Vehicles for 2011 in from Surrey, Richmond, Langley are: Penticton, Ridge Meadows, 1. Honda Civic and New Westminster. 2. Ford F-Series This list was compiled by 3. Honda Accord the Integrated Municipal 4. Chrysler/Dodge Provincial Auto Crime Team Ram (IMPACT). 5. Chrysler Caravan IMPACT released 6. Chevrolet RCMP PHOTO Silverado their names and photos on Thursday as part of Auto Kevin Michael Beech, 7. Jeep Crime Enforcement month 34, has made it onto 8. Acura Integra and the 10th anniversary of IMPACT’s top 10 most 9. Nissan Pathfinder wanted for car theft. 10. Toyota Camry the bait car program in B.C.

Number of Langley car thefts drops dramatically Abbey Reeves is now aged seven and her family has been dealing with her diagnosis of juvenile diabetes since October 8, 2008, when she was three. Type 1 diabetes is a non-preventable, autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It is the most severe form of diabetes and prior to the discovery of insulin was a fatal disease. Even with the help of insulin, Abbey can face serious complications, such as blindness, strokes, heart and kidney disease and loss of limbs, unless we find a cure. Even a simple stomach flu can cause

Abbey’s blood sugars to plummet and could cause her to be hospitalized. Every year Abbey and her family participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s walk for the cure, as the team called Abbey’s Cure Finders. This year the walk will be held in Abbotsford and details on it and how you can support it are on the website www.jdrf.ca You can also support the hot dog barbecue fund-raiser being held by the “Springfield Village People” this Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Springfield Village’s community park, behind Safeway and just west of 276 Street (Station Road).

Once dubbed the car theft capital of Canada, Langley has seen a 65 per cent drop in vehicle thefts and breakins since 2003, according to ICBC. The B.C. Liberals are crediting Langley’s success to the Bait Car program which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. “Bait cars have been a resounding success in Langley and across the province. British Columbia is a world leader in auto theft prevention and with the help of IMPACT (Integrated Municipal Provincial auto Crime Team) and the bait car program, we will continue to see car theft rates drop,” said Rich Coleman, MLA for Fort Langley-Aldergrove. Coleman was Solicitor General when the Bait Car program was rolled out. “Langley families can feel confident that our community and streets are

safer, due in part to the impressive successes of IMPACT and the bait car program,” said Langely MLA Mary Polak. The Bait Car Program was started in 2002, after a huge spike in vehicles being stolen. British Columbia is home to North America’s largest Bait Car Program while IMPACT, keeps the fleet up to date by making almost any vehicle a bait car. Bait trailers were introduced last year and commercial vehicles, including Bobcats, are coming out this year as part of program upgrades. Police have also used boats and ATVs as bait. Stealing vehicles has of course become more difficult since immobilizers became standard in every vehicle in Canada since 2007. According to

ICBC, in 2011, auto car theft dropped 20 per cent which builds on the previous year’s 22 per cent drop. Protect your vehicle from theft: • If you have an older vehicle not equipped with an immobilizer — use an anti-theft device. • Park in secure, well-lit areas. • Remove your valuables. • Always lock doors and close windows, even if you are just away from your vehicles for a few minutes. • Keep your garage door opener out of sight. • If parking on the street outside your residence, take your garage door opener with you. • Wait for the garage door gate to close behind you. For more information on the Bait Car Program visit: http://www.baitcar.com

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‘Women’s Day’ a great success Aldergrove Star

On March 8, the Muriel Arnason Library and Langley International Festival Society held their second annual International Women’s Day and it was a huge success. Over 70 people celebrated this special day together and enjoyed international food, henna art, open discussion, and a display on the most successful Canadian women in different fields. The evening began with the welcoming speech by Dr. Sarwan Singh

Randhawa. Shar Dubas, the founder of Langley International Festival Society, said in her speech that all women should be very proud that the United Nations declared this day to recognize and celebrate women from all walks of life. Muriel Arnason’s daughter, Petrina Arnason, and Robert Gabriel, Manager, Immigrant Services Society of B.C., also shared their views. The atmosphere of the celebration was positive and everyone

enjoyed being part of it. At the end of the program, Sarwan thanked the audience, speakers, henna artist, and volunteers, and invited everyone to other library programs. This will include Carats From Around the World on March 21 at 2:30 p.m., World of Minerals on March 22 at 7 p.m., and Building Inclusivity in Langley: Commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racism on March 22 at 7 p.m.

Chamber hosts update on ‘your Langley’ The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce hosts the March 20 general chamber dinner meeting with special guests City of Langley Mayor Peter Fassbender and Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese with an update on “your” Langley. “We are very excited to have the two Langley mayors with us for our March dinner meeting,” says cham-

ber president Denni Bonetti. “This is Mayor Froese’s first time presenting to the Langley Chamber and his presentation ‘Langley Tomorrow’ will be complemented by Mayor Fassbender’s presentation ‘Our Vision in Action.’ Join us.” The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 20 at Cascades Casino, Coast Hotel and Convention

Centre, 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley, with networking from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and dinner and presentation to follow. The cost is $30 plus HST for chamber members and $45 for non-chamber members. Registration closes March 16 at 5 p.m.; call the chamber office at 604-530-6656 or email events@langleychamber.com

Cadet’s brave actions recognized By KEVIN MILLS Black Press

There was no time to think, just time to act. So that’s what Simon Grant did. It has been more than two years since Warrant Officer First Class Grant took action, and last week the member of the Air Cadet Squadron 861 Silverfox in Abbotsford was presented with the Cadet Medal of Bravery from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. He received the honour for his “outstanding valour as an air cadet, involving the risk of his own life to save others and maintain their wellbeing.” The incident took place Oct. 10, 2009 in Fort Langley. Then only 16, Grant and his fellow cadets were helping with the local cranberry festival, unloading and loading trolley buses, which were parked on an incline and filled with people. The bus Grant was helping to load suddenly began to roll on its own, with no driver inside. “The brakes failed. I heard a snapping, odd sound and suddenly the bus was moving,” he said. Knowing there were passengers on board, Grant moved quickly.

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Warrant Officer First Class Simon Grant receives the Cadet Medal of Bravery from Commander Stan Bates “I just hopped on the bus and looked down at the pedals.” At that time, he didn’t have a driver’s licence and didn’t know which pedal was which. He chose correctly and managed to bring the bus to a stop long enough for the driver to catch up and take over. When he looked up, all 35 people on the bus were just staring at him. “It was silent. It was very silent. Nobody knew what was going on. Then I just walked off the bus.” By the time he stopped the bus’ progress, it had already gone over the curb and was about 10 feet away from an embankment, which would

have sent it on a one and a half storey fall. “It was no more than 10 seconds, the whole thing,” he said. No one was hurt in the incident. Grant said he doesn’t like to think about what could have happened. Last week’s medal ceremony was a huge thrill for him. “My hands were numb. I don’t know how to explain it. Exciting doesn’t do it justice. There was a lot of emotion.” This was not his first award. Grant has also received the Long Service Medal, Lord Strathcona Medal, Chief Instructors Award and the Legion Medal of Excellence. Because he turns 19 later this month, the award ceremony was his last official event as a cadet. But he doesn’t think his involvement in the military has come to an end. “I have an application into RMC, the military college. I want to be a logistics officer.” He said his family has a long history of soldiers, police officers, correctional officers, paratroopers and more. “My family has always been sort of military. ‘There’s never been a Grant out of uniform’ is pretty much the saying.”

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VICTORIA – The stories began tumbling out as soon as last week’s column on teacher union indoctrination of students was posted on our websites. Most parents, retired teachers and administrators requested anonymity, because their kids and grandkids still have to go to school, or they have relatives or fair-weather friends in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation who mustn’t be enraged by any contradiction of their dogma. There was the Grade 3 art class in Langley where students were assigned to create anti-Bill 22 protest signs. There was the Grade 6 teacher in Greater Victoria who started a one-hour drill on BCTF talking points by telling students not to believe anything they see in the media. There was the middle school in the Gulf Islands that dismissed students early to force them all out in a show of solidarity against the latest of many legislated settlements. And there were the BCTFBCGEU pickets that blocked entrances to government offices here in Victoria, harassing, threatening and physically blocking office workers in an effort to force them to join the thousands bused in for the traditional howling show of strength for Big State Labour bosses on the legislature lawn. In my 20 years of criticizing the policies and tactics of teacher union radicals, I

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have had my office windows smashed twice. I have seen a mob of self-absorbed strikers push a senior off the sidewalk into the snow. My daughter has been subjected to hard-left environmental propaganda in elementary school. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. But hey, let’s be constructive here. First, I should emphasize I understand that these incidents do not represent the vast majority of dedicated teachers, who wouldn’t think of intentionally abusing their position for personal or political gain. I mean that sincerely. And thanks to all the teachers who sent me lecturing letters, particularly those who insist that they don’t really want another 16-per-cent raise, because their first priority is improving classroom resources. Volume doesn’t permit individual responses to everyone. Authors who begin along the lines of “Sir, you are an idiot” receive lower priority. If I don’t get back to you, please convey your willingness to accept a brief wage freeze to your union executive. They’ve scaled back some of their more egregious prep time and paid leave demands, but apparently your admirably altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. And yes, I’m aware that the Harvard study of class size and performance I mentioned last week examined charter schools

in the United States. I understand that “charter school” is considered coarse language in B.C. As with health care, there must be no serious competitive dynamic or other dangerous experimentation permitted within the unionized state monopoly model. And thanks for suggesting I’m an agent of the B.C. Liberals, who invented poverty 11 years ago. East Van MLA Jenny Kwan touched on it in the debate on Bill 22. Children coming to inner city schools hungry, inadequately clothed, with lice. Abused children. I can assure Kwan that these tragic realities are not confined to the hellish B.C. Liberal era of spending increases. Indeed, I witnessed all these things in my three-room school in Tomslake, B.C. in the 1960s. Social Credit was to blame then. I remember the school more for its great teachers than its undrinkable water or alcoholic principal. And to all those who provide spelling-challenged advice on journalistic objectivity, here’s the thing. The first rule of opinion writing is to have one. I’m not looking for middle ground in the cold vacuum between Earth and Planet BCTF. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Editor: You asked for a response to the million dollar wish list (The Aldergrove Star, March 1). You said they were asking for the moon. Here is my wish list, asking for the stars. But I don’t think it should be all that much more expensive than building a typical city. Let me know what you think. I’m not sure I would want to be called an activist, though I too, dream big. I suppose an activist is just someone who acts upon his or her dreams, so I should at least share mine. I did go to some of the town meetings and heard ideas and saw drawings, none of which I was thrilled with. The first one didn’t take into consideration those who take the bus. We need a bus terminal where it would be safe to wait at any hour and where the drivers can take their breaks and bus passengers can wait for rides elsewhere. I’d like a clean, warm, and safe place where I could buy a cup of tea between buses. The shelter we now have is a step up as it is dry. Why can’t the buses stop over by the ice rink? A swimming pool was mentioned by the city planners, on the site of the old Aldergrove Elementary School. It just would be nice for it to happen sooner than later. And of course we would like it to be as nice as the one in Walnut Grove. On reading comments to the new Aldergrove plans, I noticed several people wanted something unique, like Granville Island or Fort Langley. That gave me some dreams. I lived for one year in a 2,000-year-old city in Germany. I love the old world feeling, especially after hours when the cafes are open and people hang out in the town centre. There is a large paved area that on Saturdays becomes a farmers’ market and before Christmas, a Kris Kringle market. It is a very community type of place. While I didn’t take part in the Million Dollar Neighbourhood, I wish some of those activities would continue for the rest of us as well. Wouldn’t it be neat if there were a city square to have community functions? And to have the supporting businesses, like a café and a swimming pool nearby. Not to mention the other community support activities that could be added. If you want unique, why not make a medieval themed city? (Or at least the part south of Fraser Highway.) High rises just don’t fit the theme, but buildings of up to four stories would work. Aldergrove has a fairly high percentage of pedestrians: those who get around by foot or by bus. Make it pedestrian-friendly. And while we are at it, how about making it equestrian-friendly as well? We don’t want to stay a “poor” town, so zone some area like Highpoint nearby. I’d like to see residential lots for homes, plus horses, in the Horse Capital of Canada. And it would be neat if horses could be rode into town, stabled while the rider is shopping or having fun, and then be rode home again. Think about a restaurant where you could sit and watch riders, perhaps your own children, have a good time. Make horses and an inside arena more assessable. Horseback riding is good therapy for many disabilities, and Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association helps many people. And for those of us who are poor, challenged, or both, how about a communal area where there is cheap housing, support help, and a farming type of co-op not too far from downtown. The Catholic church has run one for hundreds of years in my German city. I know we separate the church from governmental activities but there are churches doing community support type of work. Why can’t we all work together? I have more ideas on the layout and style of what I would like Aldergrove to look like, but don’t just ask me. The film companies already love us. Why not give them a backdrop for any medieval, fantasy, or Western film they would like to make? The Society for Creative Anachronisms should also be able to share some ideas. I do not know of any town or city in North America that is medieval-themed and agrarian-based. Why not Aldergrove? The town plans were drawn as if no buildings exist south of Fraser Hwy. If we are starting over, let’s come up with something special. Recreate the past on the south side of the highway, and the future north of it. I want safe, fast and efficient public transport from Vancouver to Chilliwack. Please build that into our future. Tacoma, Washington has a castle for one of its high schools. When ACSS needs to be rebuilt, it could become a castle. Couldn’t it? The recreational centre could resemble a large manor house with a swimming pool in an early style of greenhouse. Lets be creative and unique. I like my neighbours, but not the rundown, scary feeling I get in the city core. Building new buildings will not change things except to maybe make things so expensive the poor can’t afford to live here anymore. Lets include the poor but not let that define us. Anyway, you asked for a response to those asking ‘for the moon’ with the swimming pool. I’ve given you ‘the stars’ I’d like to aim for. Ruth MacLeod, Aldergrove


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Protest posters in Grade 3 art class? Editor: Re: BCTF indoctrinating our kids (B.C. Views, March 6). I think we have some excellent teachers doing a wonderful job with our students. It is my opinion that they have a union that has an agenda that is neither fiscally realistic nor as focused on the best interests of the students as they would like us to believe. Tom Fletcher was optimistic in thinking that a teacher getting her grade one students to write to the Minister of Education complaining about his bullying teachers was an anomaly. I think this sort of political indoctrination by teachers has been a very common tactic in the lead up to the strike. Langley students were assigned to make protest posters for the strike as an art project, listened to rhetoric about class sizes, and propaganda about Alberta’s teachers making $20,000 more. These are examples are from a sample of three Langley children I have spoken to. I would not object to a high school teacher asking their students to become familiar with the issues, and to research the validity of the union and government arguments, but to ‘teach’ these talking points is ethically wrong. Do Alberta teachers make more? I tried to research that question. According to the Statistics Canada website (2010-2011 data) “Educators” in Alberta make about $1,500 per year more than they do in B.C. Stats Canada doesn’t separate teachers out of the mix, but most educators are teachers. Edmonton School Board has published their school calendar as 198 days long (2011-12 school year). Here in Langley next year they are proposing an extra day off in November and a two-week spring break, just as they did this year, resulting in 188 days of classes, so the Alberta teachers are working two extra weeks for their extra $1,500. BCTF complains that their class

sizes are too large, but Alberta teachers are teaching approximately 25 per cent more students than B.C. teachers as the average class size in Calgary high schools is nearly 40 students (Alberta Teacher’s Association News, Sep 13, 2011). Would this mean that the Alberta teachers are making less per student than the B.C. teachers? We have many dedicated and hard working teachers, and a zero percent increase in their salaries is not what we would like to see for them, even in tight economic times. They do themselves only harm by propagating the half truths spouted by their union leaders. In my opinion, a union that leads its workers into a strike is almost always a union that has failed in its duty to do the best that it can for its members, and the BCTF has failed repeatedly. Barbara Chu, Langley ***** Editor: Bill 22, now before the Legislature is very, very alarming. It says, “There must not be included in a teachers’ collective agreement any provision a) establishing or imposing class size limits, requirements respecting average class sizes, or methods for determining class size limits or average class sizes.” That means teachers will never be able to bargain for the single most important working condition in their workplace and their students will never benefit from agreed upon and beneficial class sizes. In 1970 I enrolled a class of 39 students in grades six and seven. It was a large but not unusual number. The BCTF was just beginning its campaign to educate parents, trustees and government about the problems with large classroom numbers. This campaign continued with some successes for the next 17 years. Collective begging is what we called it. Finally in 1987 teachers’ locals became unions with the right to

full collective bargaining. Class size language came into agreements with real and reliable improvements in learning and teaching conditions. In 1991, under our collective agreement, my grade seven class had 26 students and no class exceeded 30. In 2002, after I’d retired, the Liberal government stripped class size from the, now provincial, agreement. The BCTF challenged the constitutionality of that Act and finally won in 2011. Now the Liberals are claiming they bargained in good faith this year and are bringing us Bill 22 to finish what they began 10 years ago. It was teacher action that brought about decent learning conditions and teacher agreements ensured they would continue. Teachers are resisting 1970s class sizes for our children. They need our help. Peter Thomson, Langley ***** Editor: I have just read an op-ed, written by Tom Fletcher, to which I would like to offer a brief response. I find it ironic that Mr. Fletcher accuses the BCTF of “indoctrinating our children.” There are some 40,000 teachers in British Columbia, and you will always find someone in every profession who does something you disagree with. Indeed, I seem to recall a recent article in which an editor of a B.C. newspaper wrote an unfortunate editorial about the RCMP having pulled him over for a blood-alcohol check; nobody in his/her right mind would suggest this article sullied all editors’ reputations. Above, I use the word “ironic” for a reason: every time I see an article criticizing teachers, I look at information below in small print and see the words Black Press. Now, who is doing the indoctrinating, or as the idiom goes, “the pot calling the kettle black?” — no pun intended. John Dumas, Agassiz

Try looking on the ‘sunny side’ for a change Editor: I applaud Mr. Bromley for his excellent math skills. In his recent Letter to the Editor, he stated; “Of the 20 or so per cent of Township voters who voted in the November elections, more than 50 per cent of us did not vote for the current mayor and council, most of the letters to the editor complaining about our council and mayor are from this group.” This is absolutely correct. Approximately 10% of the population of Langley

Township never voted for the present Mayor and Council. Unfortunately, Mr. Bromley forgot this leaves the remaining 90% that either cast a vote for the present Mayor or Council or failed to take that opportunity to vote at all, which in a democratic society is a vote ‘for’. Mr. Bromley and his well known band of letter writers, (Moats, Blackall, McFee, Holecombe, Hutchinson etc.) rarely if ever get the facts straight or manage to present a solid argu-

ment on an issue. They love to express their opinion regardless of fact and truth. I have no idea how they can lead life in such a negative bubble all the while living in the great community of Langley Township that has so many positive things to offer. Life is too short to always be looking at the ‘glass half empty’ and I am proud of the 90% that like myself, live life with a ‘glass have full’ type of attitude. Diana Van Tiel, Langley

Old friend gone Editor: I lost an old friend today. It was 138 years old, or thereabouts. It had been around since 1874, when Louis Riel was elected in Manitoba and the RCMP was a year old. It had seen much history; had seen many

blizzards; many winds; much development. But it survived. That is until the Township of Langley decided we needed another soccer field in Aldergrove Athletic Park. Even after they had promised they wouldn’t cut the “Dougs”

down. Yes, today, three graceful Douglas firs were chopped down to make a playing field in an area where there are already eight other fields. Promises broken, lame excuses given. Shame, shame, shame. Robin Lamb, Aldergrove

Proud of senator Editor: On Friday evening, Feb. 24, I had the honour to join almost 3,000 people for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards. The event honours significant achievements that set examples for First Nations and non-First Nations people alike. At the event, my good friend Senator Gerry St. Germain was honoured with a lifetime achievement award. This is what the program had to say baout his achievement. “Senator Gerry St. Germain has a long history of public service and advocacy to improve the lives of indigenous peoples. He is the first self-identified Metis to serve in Canada’s federal cabinet. “He has dedicated much of his life’s work as one of the most recognized and prominent voices to advance economic enterprise. education and selfgovernment for indigenous peoples across Canada. “He is a member of the Metis Nation of B.C. and native son of Manitoba, being born and raised in the small Metis community of Petit Canada, along the Assiniboine River.” I was very proud to see Gerry honoured in this manner. Rich Coleman, MLA, Fort Langley-Aldergrove

Roboprotest irony Editor: Perhaps now that an Elections Canada spokesman has revealed that the bulk of the 31,000 messages its received from Canadians concerning alleged fraudulent robo-calls were themselves made via automated forms or online form letters, people will tone down their hysteria on the issue. Particularly since most of the calls were solicited by anti-government activists and were non-specific in nature. Let’s leave the investigation of any electioneering wrong doing to Elections Canada and the RCMP and have Parliament get on with its business. John Amon, Victoria

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On May 6, Langley celebrates 50 years of B.C.’s original walk/run. The Langley Walk is a joint initiative of both the Township and the City. Organizers are working to make this year’s event extra special and to promote family, friends, and healthy living. The walk is a free family event, and as part of the events legacy, organizers are working towards raising awareness and funds for KidSport Langley. Chairman of the Langley Walk Committee Jamey Paterson shares his enthusiasm for this year’s milestone. “We are encouraging all the walkers from the past to come and join us in this historic event. We have a vibrant committee busy organizing a family festival this year, with some great prizes in many categories. We plan to enhance the competition among the schools and service clubs and bring out 2,500 participants this year.” The Langley Walk was spawned by founder Pete Swensson with his motto “Walk away your ills, instead of taking pills.” Swensson was hired as Langley’s recreation director in 1962. He was a strong believer in the benefits of physical activity.

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In the early 1960s, fitness first became a government concern, and in 1962, Swensson established the Langley Walk so that Langley citizens would participate in a fun community activity and have an attainable fitness goal. The first walk covered a route from Aldergrove Park to River Road to Fort Langley, then on to City Park. It was 18 miles long — 28 kms. The Langley Walk is a free community event that encourages families, businesses, schools, teams, and organizations to get outside for a walk through Langley. The Walk route has moved around the Langleys, alternating between Township and City locations. The 2012 event will begin and end at the stadium at McLeod Athletic Park and cover a 5 km route. “If you don’t want to walk or run, we need plenty of volunteers at the park and along the run route,” suggests Paterson. “It’s a great opportunity to be part of an historic event.” Pre-registration is available at all Langley community centres, beginning March 8. The first 100 people to preregister will receive a free gift when you HARRY HUNT PHOTO check in at the walk, and the first 2,000 people to check in will receive a free Aldergrove Warrior’s Grace Machholz scores on Cloverdale Colts in Aldergrove’s 4-1 win of the Peewee C banner game, March 11 at Aldergrove Arena. pedometer.

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This past Sunday, 27 students from the Junior High Ignite group at Aldergrove Alliance Church dressed in their finest to serve desserts to over 80 guests at their “Ignite Rwanda” fundraiser. Their goal is to raise funds for a soccer field at the Wellspring Academy in Rwanda. The junior youth have been seeking ways to serve both their local and global communities this year. Their first fundraiser was a bake sale to raise funds for a community family to attend a fetal alcohol conference next month. The group raised above and beyond what was needed and chose to use the extra towards a global project. They chose to help build a soccer field in Rwanda. This past Sunday’s dessert and film night raised over $2,400, with a bonus matching gift which meant they actually raised over $4,800. All funds will be used for the soccer field. Bill Ede, from Aldergrove Soccer, has also offered to donate some extra equipment for the school. Wellspring is developing quality schools and equipping teachers at the heart of the education system to make

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Wednesday, March 28 | 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 | tol.ca

langley events centre

Be Wild Animal Aware

In Residential Areas:

The Township of Langley is full of wildlife habitat, and residents share the area with animals including bears, cougars, and coyotes. While residents throughout Langley do not need to be continually on alert, there are a number of actions that can be taken to deter wild animals if they are spotted in your area. Parents are encouraged to educate their children on what to do if they encounter any of these animals, especially if they play by themselves in areas that wildlife frequent or have been seen in the past. To help people coexist with creatures that are simply trying to survive but can be dangerous if provoked, the following information is offered:

Bears: are coming out of three or four months of hibernation this time of year. They are extremely hungry, have lost weight, and are looking for a lot of food. They also have cubs, which the mothers will teach how to hunt and look for food. Baby bears learn from their mothers’ behavior and they are smart animals: don’t let them learn that food can easily be obtained from humans. If you encounter a bear, do not run. Act big and loud, and back away slowly to a safe place.

Cougars: can have kittens throughout the year, and family groups can be seen at any time. A couple of cougars have been seen in Langley over the past couple of months. Cougars survive on natural food sources found in the wild, primarily deer. Cougar attacks on humans are highly unlikely. However, if you encounter a cougar, do not run. Pick children up immediately and talk to the cougar in a confident voice. Act big by waving sticks and branches, and back away slowly while still facing the cougar. If it attacks, fight back.

Coyotes: have the largest population of potentially dangerous wildlife in Langley and can be seen year round, even in residential areas. Pups are born in the spring and are trained to hunt and kill.

Coming Events 2012 BC High School Boys AAA Basketball Championship, presented by TELUS Thu Mar 15 8:30am Games 15-24 Fri Mar 16 9:15am Games 25-30

Fri Mar 16 6:00pm Game 31 (Semi-Final) Fri Mar 16 8:00pm Game 32 (Semi-Final)

Coyotes are bold and easily lose their natural fear of people. Never feed a coyote. If you encounter a coyote, scare it off by making loud noise or throwing something at it to make it afraid. Never ignore a coyote. If it continues to approach, do not run. Maintain eye contact, pick up small pets or children, and slowly move to an area of increased activity.

Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley, pursuant to Sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, to sell Township owned land, the particulars of which are as follows: 58 AVENUE

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Sat Mar 17 6:00pm 3rd Place Game Sat Mar 17 8:00pm Championship Final

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The Engineering Division will host a public open house to present the updated Ultimate Cycling Network and the proposed Ultimate Cycling Network Infrastructure. Residents will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to provide input regarding the proposed Cycling Network Infrastructure. Date: Thursday, March 29 Time: 5 - 8pm Location: Township of Langley Civic Facility, 4th Floor Foyer 20338 - 65 Avenue Property owners and residents are encouraged to attend the open house and provide input regarding cycling infrastructure in the Township.

As part of our maintenance program, the municipal Water Department will be flushing water mains in your area on the dates shown below. As a result of this flushing, you may notice changes in water pressure and there may be some discolouration or sediment in the water. However, this is a temporary condition and is not a health hazard. To avoid inconvenience, please check the water before doing laundry, and you may wish to keep water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking.

Northwest Langley: March 5 – April 20

Murrayville: April 12 – May 16 Willoughby: April 23 – May 31

Legal Description:

Ultimate Cycling Network

Protect your investment by keeping fences secure and free of damage that predators can use for access. Coyotes burrow, so ensure surrounding netting goes deep into the ground. Use electric fencing to deter bears from blueberries and beehives, and pick berries and fruit as they ripen. Be vigilant with livestock and keep them secure. Farm animals are usually killed at night, so bring them inside in the evening. It is an offence to attract wildlife into a residential neighbourhood. Those who do not take steps to deter bears and other wild creatures can face a fine of up to $575. To report poachers or polluters or if you have a problem with wildlife call: Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) 1.877.952.7277

Aldergrove, Gloucester, and Salmon River Uplands: March 5 – April 24

For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • langleyeventscentre.com

public open house

In Agricultural Areas:

Brookswood, Fernridge, and High Point: March 5 – April 11

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The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street

Reduce the smell of food by keeping barbecues clean. Keep pet food inside. WARNING Garbage is the biggest attraction Langley has a large for bears so keep it secure and deer population inaccessible to wildlife. Do not leave garbage cans out overnight: USE CAUTION keep them in the house, a locked ON ROADS garage, or secured outbuilding that cannot be broken into by large, smart bears. Put them out only on the morning of collection. If you are worried about odour, keep garbage in the freezer until collection day. Do not use bird feeders, as they attract bears and the birds do need seeds when other natural food sources are available. Be vigilant with small animals, especially cats, in areas where coyotes are around.

Water Main Flushing

Notice of Disposition of Township Lands

Sat Mar 17 9:15am Games 33-40 (Consolation Round) Sat Mar 17 5:00pm Annual Banquet

Engineering Division 604.533.6006 enginfo@tol.ca

www.tol.ca

Lot 3 Section 8 Township 14 NWD Plan LMP43097 PID: 024-586-064 Civic Addresse: Lot 3 (5700 Block) – 272 Street Property Description: The property is 2.39 acres and is zoned M-3 (Heavy Industrial Zone). The property is unimproved and operates as an outdoor storage yard. Purchaser: No. 141 Cathedral Ventures Ltd. Nature of Disposition: Fee Simple Selling Price: Two Million Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,600,000) Scott Thompson Manager, Property Management 604.533.6138

Marina Park Boat Launch Temporary Closure The boat launch at Marina Park in Fort Langley will be closed for the University of the Fraser Valley Rowing Regatta. Date:

Saturday, March 17, 9am - 1pm

We apologize for any inconvenience. Tab Buckner Manager, Parks Operations 604.532.3504

Fort Langley, Forest Knolls, and Milner April 25 – May 23 Willowbrook May 17 – May 31 Tall Timbers and Acadia May 24 – 31 Engineering Division 604.532.7300

Parcel Tax Roll Review for 2012 The 2012 Parcel Tax Roll Review in respect to frontage/parcel assessment will be held: Date: Monday, March 26 Time: 10:30am Location: Civic Facility, Yorkson Creek Meeting Room 20338 - 65 Avenue Those property owners affected have been notified by mail. All complaints regarding the frontage assessment must be directed to the Manager, Revenue and Tax Collection, at least 48 hours prior to the sitting of the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel. The frontage/parcel assessment is used in the calculation of the frontage/parcel tax for water/sewer services that appears on the tax notice each year. For more information contact: Darlene Foxgord Manager, Revenue and Tax Collection 604.533.6005

After-Hours Emergency Contact 604.543.6700


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90Years OFF SSERVING O ERVING T THE HE C COMMUNITY OMMUNITY

A LITTLE CO-OP HISTORY The Otter District Farmer’s Institute was incorporated in 1922 with twenty-five members in order to promote agriculture and agricultural knowledge, to work for farm legislation to improve farm conditions and to buy supplies at cost for its Members. One of the original bylaws said the aim of the Institute was to improve conditions of rural life so that settlement may

be permanent and prosperous. This bylaw and many others remained in effect until June 22, 1979 when we officially became a co-op. It was the 1930’s when we started supplying feed to the local farmer. During the 1950’s a need developed to supply local residents with petroleum products. We now have a modern Bulk Plant which supplies petroleum products to farms and heating fuels to homes in the area. We now have

Interested inRunning for the OTTER CO-OP Board of Directors?

If you are interested in running for the Otter Co-op Board of Directors you must have your Director Qualification Declaration signed by Wednesday, May 16 - 5:00 pm to be eligible to run for a position at the Thursday, May 31 Annual Meeting. Applications are available at the Administration Office. If you have any questions please call Merilee @ the Administration Office 604 607 6923.

five gas bars being Ladner, Surrey, Otter, Gloucester and Abbotsford. We have been in the Retail business since the 1930’s running a general store and finally in the 1940’s a small retail facility to our now 50,000 sq ft store, selling groceries, hardware, drygoods and pharmacy. In 2009 we amalgamated with Consumers Co-op in Pitt Meadows. In 2011 we were very excited to be able to open a Produce Store and a Pharmacy

in Glen Mountain, Abbotsford. Our organization is a member owned business with an elected nine person Board of Directors. Your Co-op strives to meet the needs of its members and the community it services while providing an economic benefit by way of patronage dividends. We provide a one stop shopping service for all Farm & Home requirements and we are proud of celebrating 90 Years in the Community.

OTTER CO-OP

NEW RETAIL CENTRE HOURS EFFECTIVE MARCH 4, 2012 We will now be open Sunday – Saturday | 8 am – 8 pm Statutory Holiday Hours will remain the same 9 am – 6 pm Administration Hours will remain the same Monday – Saturday | 8 am – 6 pm Post Office Monday – Saturday | 8 am – 5:30

Scholarships If you are a grade twelve student and your family has spent at least $2000 in the prior year, you are eligible to apply for one of (five) $1000 scholarships offered by Otter Co-op. We also have (one) $1000 scholarship available for a mature student (an individual that has been out of high school for at least one year) with the same qualifications. Applications are available at the Administration Office or on our website www.ottercoop.com. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2012 6:00 pm.


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NEWS Otter Co-op ~ Celebrating 90 Years in Our Communities

NEW HOME FOR OSCAR THE OTTER!

President’s Message: As we begin a new year in 2012, Otter Co-op is proud to bee celebrating 90 years of success in the Lower Mainland. he And what a great year to be celebrating this milestone, as the United Nations has proclaimed 2012 to be the International ch Year of Co-operatives. Our members can be proud of the rich history of the Otter Co-op, and I encourage you to Frank Hauzer President

take a few minutes and read all about it on our website at www.ottercoop.com. Our continued success is indeed a co-operative team

celebration. It can be credited to you, our loyal members purchasing goods and services; both past and present. As well, the success is part of a great effort on our staff’s part, in providing that great, friendly service that members have come to expect and enjoy. And also credit to the management and board of past and present, in setting goals and direction for the Co-ops’ success for years to come. A couple of highlights that I am especially proud of when talking about Otter, is the fact that all profits generated by the Co-op stay right here in our communities, as opposed to going off to some head office in Toronto or outside the country. Whether it be profits allocated to members in equity and cash back, or to the new and upgraded facilities we are able to invest in throughout the Lower Mainland, or to the literally hundreds of groups and organizations that Otter provides scholarships, support, and sponsorship of. Did you know that for many years Otter Co-op has donated well in excess of $100,000 a year to the many different community groups that we serve? This is so exciting to be a part of such a successful and community oriented company. Other positives for me include the fact that Otter Co-op is such a diverse company, with business opportunities in feed, food, hardware, petroleum, pharmacy, and car

In August of 1999 Oscar arrived at Otter Co-op. the Otter arriv many years the customers were greeted For m Oscar at the entrance or the Kids' Club by O members received a visit at their party's. It mem was quite comical to watch the look on the children's and adults faces as they wondered chi where the voice was coming from. Was w there someone inside there? No, then how can they be asking me these questions or even sometimes know my name? Oscar was great fun for many years. n Since we now have our mascot “Cooper" and he is more mobile we thought we should find a new home for Oscar where more people will get to enjoy him. You will be happy to know he is not too far aaway as on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, he moved to the Vancouver Zoo in 2 Aldergrove. The staff ff at the zoo were very excited to have Oscar scar and will take great care of him there.

serving our

The COMMUNITYHaunting Hour!

All the Best to You from Jack Nicholson General Manager’s Message Our 2011/12 fiscal year end has just taken place on Saturday, March 3; and what a year it has been! Otter Co-op is proud to announce that we have achieved record sales, and although we are still finalizing bottom

Did you know?

line results, we are quite confident that it will also prove

Betty White & Beatrice Arthur (Golden Girls), Telly Savalas (Kojak), Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz), Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy M.E.), are just a few celebrities born in 1922.

at the time of this writing we are still compiling our

Zoo staff in photo: Darlene Gabel, bel, Menita Prasad, Jody Henderson. on.

to be a record year for bottom line savings. While yearend figures, we do know that our sales this past

year grew in excess of 21.5%, ending the year at $154,919,309 million. Our last record was in 2010, with total sales of $127.5 million. That is a fantastic

90Years

positions us well for the future, and helps in “not keeping all your eggs in one basket”

accomplishment we can all be proud of. I am privileged to be your general manager, and to be a part of such a successful organization. Members, employees, and board of directors can all be proud of the many accomplishments we have been able to make,

OFF SSERVING O ERVING T THE HE C COMMUNITY OMMUNITY

such as new facilities being opened, facility upgrades at current locations, and expanded services and products throughout our organization. We are

job vacancies Part Time Administration Clerk ALDERGROVE

also very proud of our Kid’s Club, the many social activities and events that are put on by the Otter Co-op, and the scholarships and donations that we participate in throughout the communities in which we serve that amount to

Part Time Produce Clerk ABBOTSFORD

Full Time Feed Truck Driver ALDERGROVE

Part or Full Time Pharmacy Technician ALDERGROVE

Please reply to: Barb Ruscheinski – Human Resources Manager, Otter Co-op Box 4200 3600-248 St Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 2V1 or email hrmgr@otter-coop.com

washes. We also have a leased facility with Tim Horton’s. It is this diversification that

Jack Nicholson General Manager

over $125,000 this past year. Wow, talk about your member benefits! And of

The TV Series “The Haunting Hour” was filming at Otter Co-op on Monday & Tuesday February 27 & 28.

course we continue to have our very successful equity and cash back program to members. Otter Co-op is well positioned to continue moving ahead into the future, and we are excited to begin our new fiscal year and meet the challenges

Pictured here (back row l to r) Otter Co-op grocery department staff members Josh Quiring, Matt Letkeman, Mike Will & Charlie Macklin, (front row l to r) Angela Yeo, Kirby Dyck, Jen Dunphy, actor Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Grant Rowe, Mike Senger, (Canadian actor) Mitchell Kummen and Cindy Bockhodt.

that are ahead. None of these results could be possible without the continued patronage and support of you, the shoppers at Otter Co-op. Remember to mark your calendars for Thursday, May 31, the date of our Annual General

in this challenging economic time. There is no doubt that Otter Co-op has a bright

Meeting, where we will discuss in detail the past years’ results, you can learn

future, and I am honored to be your president at the start of this anniversary year. I look

the work of the board of directors, socialize with other co-op members and

forward to seeing many of you at our annual meeting in May. Until then, we hope to see you at the Co-op!

Frank Hauzer OTTER CO-OP PRESIDENT

Did you know? July 9, 1922 Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking a world swimming record and the minute barrier and that he is the original Tarzan.

Did you know?

YOU COULD WIN A $25 OTTER CO-OP GIFT CARD

Otter Co-opService Awards FORTY YEARS

These awards were presented at the Annual Staff

recognize the following staff members as they

Dinner at Newlands Golf & Country Club on

achieve their milestone service awards.

Saturday, May 10.

Congratulations

DELI DEPARTMENT!

shoppers, and hear some of the exciting plans for the future. Until then, have a safe spring season, and I look forward to seeing you at the Co-op!

Jack Nicholson GENERAL MANAGER

THIRY YEARS

Luiza Martens

Bev Dornan

Roger Homfeld

Ian Flatt

Mona Hollenbeck

Pam Brundige

Richard Bonneau

Doreen Cornwall

FEED DEPT

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

FEEDMILL

HARDWARE

ADMINISTRATION

PITT MEADOWS

CONTROLLER

FAMILY FASHIONS

TWENTY YEARS

TEN YEARS

PLEASE JOIN IN AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 90TH ANNIVERSARY Were you born in 1922 and are celebrating your 90th Birthday this year? Were you, your parents or grandparent’s members’ way back when and would like to share a great Co-op story or photo? We would love to hear from you. If yourr story or photo is published in an upcoming issue of News & Views you will receive a $25 gift card.

Otter Co-op is extremely proud to be able to

Pam Lang

Evelyne Hall

DELI/CAFÉ

HARDWARE

Doug MacIntosh | MECHANIC Shon Macaulay | FEED Lauren Thiele | HARDWARE Martin Andreone | GROCERIES Ian Senetza | FEED Christina Metz | MEAT DEPT Maria Pucek | PETROLEUM Glynis Macrury | DELI/CAFÉ Margaret Thomas | HUMAN RESOURCES Jen Quiring | FAMILY FASHIONS

PICTURED HERE: Deli Department Manager Holly Toole & Dee Harvey Deli Senior Clerk

FIVE YEARS

Cameron Grant | HARDWARE Karly Wyant | FRASER HEIGHTS GAS BAR Donna Neilsen | DELI/CAFÉ Dee Harvey-Sharpe | DELI/CAFÉ Jerrica Santos | FRASER HEIGHTS GAS BAR Cindy Hennen | GLOUCESTER GAS BAR Kelsey Witowich | FAMILY FASHIONS Beppie Henry | FAMILY FASHIONS Sarah Kleingeltink | BAKERY

Tyler Wilkinson | FEED Judy Graham | ADMINISTRATION Howard Huston | 248TH GAS BAR Terry Koffman | ACCOUNTANT Aliesha Caldwell | 248TH GAS BAR Hisham Metwally | PHARMACIST Maurice Berthiaume | FEED Gordy Foss | PRODUCE Kate Robson | FEED

s n o i t a l u t a r g Con all! to Did you know? February 5, 1922 was the first issue of Reader’s Digest?

The Otter Co-op Deli recently won the Roadhouse Wing Contest for the Calgary Region. This contest was based on percentage of Roadhouse Wing Sales versus total deli sales for the month of the promotion. Holly and her team featured Wing Wednesday and Wacky Wing Weekends as well as having a couple varieties in their hot case daily during the promotion. The deli carries Barbecue, Sweet Thai Chili, Plain, Hot and Honey Garlic Wings on a regular basis.

FOR DETAILS VISIT RETAIL STORE


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NEWS Otter Co-op ~ Celebrating 90 Years in Our Communities

NEW HOME FOR OSCAR THE OTTER!

President’s Message: As we begin a new year in 2012, Otter Co-op is proud to bee celebrating 90 years of success in the Lower Mainland. he And what a great year to be celebrating this milestone, as the United Nations has proclaimed 2012 to be the International ch Year of Co-operatives. Our members can be proud of the rich history of the Otter Co-op, and I encourage you to Frank Hauzer President

take a few minutes and read all about it on our website at www.ottercoop.com. Our continued success is indeed a co-operative team

celebration. It can be credited to you, our loyal members purchasing goods and services; both past and present. As well, the success is part of a great effort on our staff’s part, in providing that great, friendly service that members have come to expect and enjoy. And also credit to the management and board of past and present, in setting goals and direction for the Co-ops’ success for years to come. A couple of highlights that I am especially proud of when talking about Otter, is the fact that all profits generated by the Co-op stay right here in our communities, as opposed to going off to some head office in Toronto or outside the country. Whether it be profits allocated to members in equity and cash back, or to the new and upgraded facilities we are able to invest in throughout the Lower Mainland, or to the literally hundreds of groups and organizations that Otter provides scholarships, support, and sponsorship of. Did you know that for many years Otter Co-op has donated well in excess of $100,000 a year to the many different community groups that we serve? This is so exciting to be a part of such a successful and community oriented company. Other positives for me include the fact that Otter Co-op is such a diverse company, with business opportunities in feed, food, hardware, petroleum, pharmacy, and car

In August of 1999 Oscar arrived at Otter Co-op. the Otter arriv many years the customers were greeted For m Oscar at the entrance or the Kids' Club by O members received a visit at their party's. It mem was quite comical to watch the look on the children's and adults faces as they wondered chi where the voice was coming from. Was w there someone inside there? No, then how can they be asking me these questions or even sometimes know my name? Oscar was great fun for many years. n Since we now have our mascot “Cooper" and he is more mobile we thought we should find a new home for Oscar where more people will get to enjoy him. You will be happy to know he is not too far aaway as on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, he moved to the Vancouver Zoo in 2 Aldergrove. The staff ff at the zoo were very excited to have Oscar scar and will take great care of him there.

serving our

The COMMUNITYHaunting Hour!

All the Best to You from Jack Nicholson General Manager’s Message Our 2011/12 fiscal year end has just taken place on Saturday, March 3; and what a year it has been! Otter Co-op is proud to announce that we have achieved record sales, and although we are still finalizing bottom

Did you know?

line results, we are quite confident that it will also prove

Betty White & Beatrice Arthur (Golden Girls), Telly Savalas (Kojak), Judy Garland (The Wizard of Oz), Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy M.E.), are just a few celebrities born in 1922.

at the time of this writing we are still compiling our

Zoo staff in photo: Darlene Gabel, bel, Menita Prasad, Jody Henderson. on.

to be a record year for bottom line savings. While yearend figures, we do know that our sales this past

year grew in excess of 21.5%, ending the year at $154,919,309 million. Our last record was in 2010, with total sales of $127.5 million. That is a fantastic

90Years

positions us well for the future, and helps in “not keeping all your eggs in one basket”

accomplishment we can all be proud of. I am privileged to be your general manager, and to be a part of such a successful organization. Members, employees, and board of directors can all be proud of the many accomplishments we have been able to make,

OFF SSERVING O ERVING T THE HE C COMMUNITY OMMUNITY

such as new facilities being opened, facility upgrades at current locations, and expanded services and products throughout our organization. We are

job vacancies Part Time Administration Clerk ALDERGROVE

also very proud of our Kid’s Club, the many social activities and events that are put on by the Otter Co-op, and the scholarships and donations that we participate in throughout the communities in which we serve that amount to

Part Time Produce Clerk ABBOTSFORD

Full Time Feed Truck Driver ALDERGROVE

Part or Full Time Pharmacy Technician ALDERGROVE

Please reply to: Barb Ruscheinski – Human Resources Manager, Otter Co-op Box 4200 3600-248 St Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 2V1 or email hrmgr@otter-coop.com

washes. We also have a leased facility with Tim Horton’s. It is this diversification that

Jack Nicholson General Manager

over $125,000 this past year. Wow, talk about your member benefits! And of

The TV Series “The Haunting Hour” was filming at Otter Co-op on Monday & Tuesday February 27 & 28.

course we continue to have our very successful equity and cash back program to members. Otter Co-op is well positioned to continue moving ahead into the future, and we are excited to begin our new fiscal year and meet the challenges

Pictured here (back row l to r) Otter Co-op grocery department staff members Josh Quiring, Matt Letkeman, Mike Will & Charlie Macklin, (front row l to r) Angela Yeo, Kirby Dyck, Jen Dunphy, actor Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Grant Rowe, Mike Senger, (Canadian actor) Mitchell Kummen and Cindy Bockhodt.

that are ahead. None of these results could be possible without the continued patronage and support of you, the shoppers at Otter Co-op. Remember to mark your calendars for Thursday, May 31, the date of our Annual General

in this challenging economic time. There is no doubt that Otter Co-op has a bright

Meeting, where we will discuss in detail the past years’ results, you can learn

future, and I am honored to be your president at the start of this anniversary year. I look

the work of the board of directors, socialize with other co-op members and

forward to seeing many of you at our annual meeting in May. Until then, we hope to see you at the Co-op!

Frank Hauzer OTTER CO-OP PRESIDENT

Did you know? July 9, 1922 Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking a world swimming record and the minute barrier and that he is the original Tarzan.

Did you know?

YOU COULD WIN A $25 OTTER CO-OP GIFT CARD

Otter Co-opService Awards FORTY YEARS

These awards were presented at the Annual Staff

recognize the following staff members as they

Dinner at Newlands Golf & Country Club on

achieve their milestone service awards.

Saturday, May 10.

Congratulations

DELI DEPARTMENT!

shoppers, and hear some of the exciting plans for the future. Until then, have a safe spring season, and I look forward to seeing you at the Co-op!

Jack Nicholson GENERAL MANAGER

THIRY YEARS

Luiza Martens

Bev Dornan

Roger Homfeld

Ian Flatt

Mona Hollenbeck

Pam Brundige

Richard Bonneau

Doreen Cornwall

FEED DEPT

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

FEEDMILL

HARDWARE

ADMINISTRATION

PITT MEADOWS

CONTROLLER

FAMILY FASHIONS

TWENTY YEARS

TEN YEARS

PLEASE JOIN IN AS WE CELEBRATE OUR 90TH ANNIVERSARY Were you born in 1922 and are celebrating your 90th Birthday this year? Were you, your parents or grandparent’s members’ way back when and would like to share a great Co-op story or photo? We would love to hear from you. If yourr story or photo is published in an upcoming issue of News & Views you will receive a $25 gift card.

Otter Co-op is extremely proud to be able to

Pam Lang

Evelyne Hall

DELI/CAFÉ

HARDWARE

Doug MacIntosh | MECHANIC Shon Macaulay | FEED Lauren Thiele | HARDWARE Martin Andreone | GROCERIES Ian Senetza | FEED Christina Metz | MEAT DEPT Maria Pucek | PETROLEUM Glynis Macrury | DELI/CAFÉ Margaret Thomas | HUMAN RESOURCES Jen Quiring | FAMILY FASHIONS

PICTURED HERE: Deli Department Manager Holly Toole & Dee Harvey Deli Senior Clerk

FIVE YEARS

Cameron Grant | HARDWARE Karly Wyant | FRASER HEIGHTS GAS BAR Donna Neilsen | DELI/CAFÉ Dee Harvey-Sharpe | DELI/CAFÉ Jerrica Santos | FRASER HEIGHTS GAS BAR Cindy Hennen | GLOUCESTER GAS BAR Kelsey Witowich | FAMILY FASHIONS Beppie Henry | FAMILY FASHIONS Sarah Kleingeltink | BAKERY

Tyler Wilkinson | FEED Judy Graham | ADMINISTRATION Howard Huston | 248TH GAS BAR Terry Koffman | ACCOUNTANT Aliesha Caldwell | 248TH GAS BAR Hisham Metwally | PHARMACIST Maurice Berthiaume | FEED Gordy Foss | PRODUCE Kate Robson | FEED

s n o i t a l u t a r g Con all! to Did you know? February 5, 1922 was the first issue of Reader’s Digest?

The Otter Co-op Deli recently won the Roadhouse Wing Contest for the Calgary Region. This contest was based on percentage of Roadhouse Wing Sales versus total deli sales for the month of the promotion. Holly and her team featured Wing Wednesday and Wacky Wing Weekends as well as having a couple varieties in their hot case daily during the promotion. The deli carries Barbecue, Sweet Thai Chili, Plain, Hot and Honey Garlic Wings on a regular basis.

FOR DETAILS VISIT RETAIL STORE


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in a world of major corporations that

Did you know?

has had the greatest effect on me. It is a prime example that when the efforts

Otter Co-op is now selling Westeel Commercial & Farm Fuel Tanks? There are a variety of sizes available. For more information please contact our Petroleum Department at 604 607 6911.

of hardworking, caring individuals are combined with a clear initiative and shared morals, success is attainable. Tied within this inspiration, I have acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding the way businesses function and the ins and outs of Tanner Graham 2011-2012 Junior Director

retail. Not only have I learned to navigate

VOICE OF Otter’s student representative

aisles and catalogues, recognizing the specific placement of products, but also the daunting spreadsheets splattered with numbers. With a quarter of my term remaining, I look forward to making the most of it. I will enjoy each meeting, each Co-op

I am greeted with sheer amazement as I

fundraiser, and every greeting smile as

think that there are just three months left

I step into the Co-op. These final months

in this excursion that I had known so little

of my term will hold no hindrance to the

about this time of last year. Just last year I

momentum of my learning. There is

had scoured the internet in search of the

still much to be experienced, much to

history and meaning behind co-operative

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$25,000, contact Muriel Arnason Library to make an appointment for this free service, Mondays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 5 - April 16 and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., March 1 – April 19. Appointment required. Please visit library or call 604-532-3590. 3Rs for Seniors Book Event - Thursday, March 22, 1-4 p.m. at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. Celebrate this wonderful book of recipes, reminiscences, and remedies collected by and from Langley seniors for everyone to enjoy! Several of the contributing authors will be on hand to discuss the project and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Mayor Fassbender will deliver the opening remarks at 1:30 pm. Info: 604514-2855. Ukrainian Soul Food – Perogies, cabbage rolls and borsch available Friday, Mar. 30, a fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 - 108 Ave., Surrey. Eat-in, take away, or ready for your freezer. Info: 604-531-1923 or 604581-0313. Mt. Lehman Garden Club meeting Thursday, March 15 at Mt. Lehman Community Hall. Lavette Johns will be talking about new plants for 2012. Everyone welcome. Info: Evelyn at 604-857-5663. Personal Planning - a presentation by the Council of Seniors Citizens Organizations of B.C., covers representation agreements, powers of attorney and other personal planning documents which individuals may need should they become incapacitated and cannot speak for themselves regarding their health care and financial mat-

ters. Saturday, March 31, 2 p.m. at Murrayville Library, 22071 - 48 Ave., Langley. Please phone the library to reserve a seat for this free program: 604-533-0339. Flower Power - celebrating the first day of spring You’ve Gotta Have Friends will be in Aldergrove to bestow residents with flowers on March 19, 2-4 p.m. The non-profit group, which promotes inclusion and belonging in Langley, is also hosting coffee gatherings at the Milsean Shoppe on March 19, from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is welcome, come out and meet some new people. Girl Talk - if you are looking for new friends or an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing you at this stage of your life, You’ve Gotta Have Friends invites women under 35 years to an evening of conversation and friendship at their office in McBurney Lane, April 3, 6:30 p.m. Pre-register at 20510 Fraser Highway or call 604-533-6546. Crafts From Around The World - celebrate World Cultures Month at the library by making some crafts from around the world. All supplies provided. This free, dropin program is suitable for children ages five and up at Fort Langley Library, Friday, March 16, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Babytime - join library staff for fingerplays, songs, stories and rhymes for babies up to 23 months old. Find out what great resources the library has for new parents at Aldergrove Library, Wednesday, March 21, 10:30-11 a.m. Family Storytimes - children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to join library staff for a half- hour program of stories, songs, pup-

pets and rhymes, at Brookswood Library, Wednesdays, March 21 to April 25, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Pajama Storytime - a half hour of stories, rhymes and songs for children aged two to six and their caregivers. Children are welcome to come in pajamas and bring a favourite stuffed toy, at Aldergrove Library, Monday, March 26, 6:30-7 p.m. Abbotsford Genealogy Society - meeting Tuesday, March 20 at Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Jim Harris, talking about Canadian Military records, particularly WWI. Everyone is welcome. There will be door prizes for members in attendance. Jim asks you to bring along military memorabilia and questions. Info: see website: www. abbygs.ca Led Zepagain - Led Zeppelin tribute band, Wednesday, May 2, at The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre, Maple Ridge (604-476-2787). Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www.theactmapleridge. org and The ACT Ticket Centre. Moms’ Morning Out — A morning at which you can discuss your concerns and challenges and share your ideas and solutions with other moms. Meet new friends, take a well-deserved break, learn new things, and just plain have fun. Free nursery and free preschool program, coffee, refreshments, open discussion, and a variety of DIY projects, guests and demonstrations. Each Tuesday morning 9-11:30 a.m. at Aldergrove Alliance Church, 26291 28 Ave. Info: 604-856-3447. Langley Amateur Radio Association — meets first Thursday

Crystal Shawanda - in concert with special guest Trevor Murray, Thursday, April 26, Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, Langley (604-5302211). Tickets $32.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) at www. ticketweb.ca and Casino Guest Services. of month at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don dondee@shaw. ca. Bradner Flower Show - 84th annual show, at Bradner Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., West Abbotsford. April 13, 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Celebrating “Gourmet in the Garden.” Opening ceremony 2 p.m. Fri., Apr. 13 with chef, author, TV & radio personality Caren McSherry. Apr. 15, chef, food stylist and newspaper columnist Nathan Fong. Each day, cooking demos, wine experts, gardening info. Incredible floral displays, plant and cut flower sales, crafts, art show, gourmet food items, tea room. Info: 856-8441 or www.bradnerflowershow.com

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Aldergrove Kodiaks Thomas Hardy in Monday’s 2-1 win of the first game of the second playoffs series over Abbotsford Pilots, Monday at Aldergrove Arena.

Kodiaks down Pilots 2-1 in round two of playoffs By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

A third period rally by the Aldergrove Kodiaks turned around the opening game of the second round of playoffs, to give the team a 2-1 win over the Abbotsford Pilots. The Pilots had scored first on a power play midway through the

second period but it was to be their last goal of the night before a standing room only crowd at Aldergrove Arena, March 12. Kodiak Ryan Veillet opened the scoring, and Stephen Ryan scored the winner. Kodiak keeper Ross Baadsvik earned the game’s first star for phe-

nomenal work in stopping 52 shots by the Pilots that night. The two teams meet again at Aldergrove Arena March 14, 7:15 p.m., before the series moves to Abbotsford Friday and Saturday nights. Richmond Sockeyes and Delta Ice Hawks are in the other series.

Another night of drama and boxing action was on tap at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre in downtown Langley, Friday, March 2. The main event saw Adam Braidwood of Port Kells keep his winning streak alive with win over Ryan Dallas of Action Boxing in a four round non-title heavyweight fight. The fight was billed as a B.C. Heavyweight Title Fight, however, the Braidwood camp did not want the five round bout, instead opting for a four round non-title affair. Braidwood prevailed by stopping Dallas in the fourth round. The semi main ended with an injury. Mat Andreatta, of City Boxing and a Brookswood Senior Secondary student, was knocked off balance with a slap and broke his ankle as a result of the fall and was unable to continue. Akbar Qurban of the North Burnaby Boxing Club and current Super Lightweight Champion was warned twice by the referee for throwing such blows. After taking a solid left hook by Andreatta, Qurban threw a wild slap that took Andreatta off balance, resulting in the injury. Andreatta is expected to be in a cast for 4-6 weeks and is hoping for a rematch this summer. Qurban’s camp has agreed to rematch Andreatta. City Boxing’s Alisah McPhee and Sara Haghighate-Soo fought an outstanding four round fight that was scored a draw. The fight was very close and the match even round by round. Both women entered the ring undefeated and left the same way. City Boxing’s Gurp Buttar was in what was most likely the night’s most

exciting fight. Buttar’s opponent, Jarez Brown of Action Boxing, won a split decision. City Heavyweight Champion Ritchie Evanochko won a split decision over Luke Creighton of Warriors Boxing. Evanochko is with the Port Kells Boxing Club, which also saw Jillian Sask win a close decision over Katherine Russell of Beyond Boxing. The eight-bout card went over well with the crowd of about 400. Also the British Columbia Combative Sports Association the association that sanctions and supervises the fights gave their annual awards. Club of the year went to the Port Kells Boxing Club. The Walters Award given to the fighter of the year was awarded to Mat Andreatta of City Boxing. The Denny Ross Memorial Award for the individuals making an outstanding contribution to amateur boxing went to referee Rick Shannon. The next show is taking place on April 6 and keeping with the promotions trend of naming the events after old movies will be called “Guys And Dolls”. City Boxing Manager and fight organizer Dave Allison says the show will feature four or five women’s bouts, including a B.C. Title bout featuring Canadian Bronze Medallist Jaime Ward, who will fight Jen Yeager for a B.C. Lightweight Title. City Boxing’s Alisah McPhee will be challenging Darcie Nestor for a City Super Featherweight Title. Also two outstanding juniors will be on the card when Matt Ruff, 16, from Kitimat will box Pavir Atwal, 16, in a light heavyweight tilt.

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Ridge Meadows Flames goalie Wesley McLeod stopped Aldergrove Kodiaks’ Thomas Hardy Wednesday evening at Aldergrove Arena, for the Flames’ 4-2 win in the fifth playoffs game. McLeod was exceptional that night in stopping 44 of the Kodiaks’ 46 shots, but the Kodiaks won the sixth game the next night, 2-1, to advance to the second round versus Pilots.

Aldergrove Midgets off to provincials Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove Midget A1 Bruins hockey team have won the 2012 PCHA Tier 2 Championship and have made it into the Provincials in Victoria, March 18-21.

They are the only Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association team to make it to the provincials this year. The league manager from the PCAHA also presented the banner to the team at their practice March 13,

following their amazing run in the Final Four playoffs last week. The Midget A1 team also was invited to play a three-game exhibition HARRY HUNT PHOTO series in Whitehorse, Yukon, in Feb- Aldergrove’s Glen Clark (in white jersey) battles with Richmond player in over-60 soccer ruary. game Sunday at Aldergrove Athletic Park. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.


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Most often the image of a teacher is not that of boxer, especially when the teacher is a young woman. Alisah McPhee has, in many ways, defied conventions and stereotypes all her life and has succeeded often against all odds. Born and raised in Williams Lake, Alisah always had an interest in very competitive sports — any sport offered and she was in on it. She was involved in soccer, volleyball, basketball and gymnastics to name just a few. Her parents decided to draw the line when she wanted to play rugby. Alisah prevailed and did play rugby. She moved to North SUBMITTED PHOTO Vancouver to attend Douglas Alisah McPhee (at right) scored a draw against Sara Haghighate-Soo on March 2 and returns to College and get her teaching degree, in pursuit of a dream she fight Darcie Nestor on April 6 in the next Clash @ The Cascades.

had had since she was young. She always wanted to be a teacher. While attending Douglas College she played soccer for four years on a team that won two CCAA National Titles and in one tournament she was named tournament MVP. She had always wanted to box because of the individual nature of the sport. She joined the Mission Boxing Club about three years back. After about a year of competing she needed to take time off to complete her teaching credentials. She now teaches and loves it. She is teaching at Bradner Elementary School. She also started training at Langley’s City Boxing Club to pick up her boxing career and has been training with the father-son team of Dave and Jamie Allison.

Alisah defeated Gina Skopelitis in her last fight two years ago at the very first Clash @ The Cascades. Skopelitis had a win over Sarah Pucek when Pucek was an amateur. Pucek avenged the loss a couple of months later and was to fight Skopelitis in the pros, however, Skopelitis pulled out. Skopelitis had split two fights with Jaime Ward, perhaps B.C.’s number one woman boxer. The win against Skopelitis was an upset and McPhee’s biggest win to date. The Allisons have become known for producing top-quality women boxers. Currently world ranked professional Sarah Pucek is being fostered to fight for the world featherweight title and is McPhee’s primary sparring partner.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Twisters gymnasts shine at B.C. Winter Games Aldergrove Star

Once again, Twisters athletes celebrate their resounding success. At the B.C. Winter Games the boys team literally cleaned up. Gold, silver, and bronze medals for the all-around scores all went to Twisters athletes. One Twisters athlete from the women’s competitive team also competed and placed 7th out of 30 athletes. Last weekend, at the Surrey Classic Invitational, Twisters athletes brought home 30 medals from the men’s side and 14 on the women’s side. The women’s Provincial level 2 Tyro team brought home a third place trophy. Last weekend was a Provincial 2 zone trial to Provincial Championships for the women’s team. The top six all-around athletes move on. Congratulations to Lizann Steenkamp and Jadyn Ansell of Abbotsford and Paula Melger-Ida of Aldergrove for earning the opportunity to compete at the 2012 B.C. Championships. For the boys, it was a High Performance Argo, National Youth, Open, and

HP Tyro trial to Canadian Championships. Six members of the men’s team move on. Congratulations to Ken Ikeda, Nicolas Garfias, Dawson Friesen, Cohen Kiers of Abbotsford, Steven Chaplin of Mission, and Zachary Clay of Chilliwack. Individual results for the women’s team from Aldergrove include: Carissa Williams (provincial level 4 Novice): gold on floor; Paula Melger-Ida (provincial level 2 Tyro): silver on beam and floor. The results of the North Shore Invitational include, from Aldergrove, Carissa Williams (Provincial 4 Novice) won gold on vault and floor, silver on beam, and bronze all-around. Paula Melger-Ida won bronze on floor and beam. TWISTERS HOST INVITATIONAL MEET The 17th annual Twisters Invitational Competition comes to the Ag Rec Building, Exhibition Park, 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford on March 22-25. These will be the trials to Western Canadian Championships as well as the National Championships.

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Stephanie Fournier of Aldergrove Skating Club won silver in solo junior dance at the Spring Fling hosted by the club at Aldergrove Arena on the weekend. Twenty-nine clubs participated in the competition.

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

OWNER OPERATORS & CLASS 1 Company Drivers Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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EDUCATION

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$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

PropertyStarsJobs.Com An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051

CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Benefits offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

HOLMANS, Alan Wayne Luke Passed away peacefully at Langley Memorial Hospital on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the age of 48 years. Severely brain-injured, Alan endured many years of trials. He was the beloved son of Alan and Marlene Holmans; brother of Lorraine (Dave), Liz and Nancy (Al) loving uncle to nieces, nephews and a dear friend to many. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 16, in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services 27555 31 Ave., Aldergrove, B.C. For those desiring, donations made in Alan’s memory to the Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association would be most appreciated. Their website is: www.fvbia.org

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COMING EVENTS 21st Century Flea Market. Mar18th, 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Ctr. 3250 Commercial Dr,Vanc. Adm $5

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASS 1 Driver; Sunrise Livehaul, a Div. of Sunrise Poultry is seeking a Class 1 Night Shift Driver for farm pick-up. F/T, 2 yrs min exp. Fax resume & abstract to: 604-596-3915.

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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1877-804-5381. (18+).

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LOST AND FOUND

LOST - GLASSES; prescription glasses with black frame, in a navy blue case. In the Aldergrove area, near Parkside Park, Fraser Hwy, 272nd & Alder Dr. (604)856-0403

The Classifieds: Small Ads, Big Deals! phone 604-575-5555

RECRUITERS LIVE ON LOCATION:

DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

DRIVER/ WAREHOUSE PERSON GREGG DISTRIBUTORS Ltd.

Distribution Warehouse in Langley requires a mature individual to drive a light truck. The position includes order picking and parts delivery. COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS PACKAGE Fax resume & Abstract GREGG DISTRIBUTORS (B.C) Ltd. 604-888-4688 Attn: Personnel Manager

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See you there! Contact us! 1.800.476.4766 Email: recruit@ bisontransport.com Web: www. bisondriving.com

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Bison Transport is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity. Star Fleet Trucking HIRING!! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES with 2003 or newer 1-Ton duallie, diesel; pickups & 8’box to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to Canadian dealers. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Prefer commercial Driver’s License. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com

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AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 1(877)818-0783. AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

SOUTH ROCK has positions for road construction workers, BASE heavy equipment operators (Finish Grader Op). Asphalt - (paver, roller, screed, raker). Heavy Duty Mechanic (service truck). General labourers. Forward resume to: careers@southrock.ca Fax: 403-568-1327 www.southrock.ca

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195

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SALES

WELLS INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES in Langley has an immediate opening for a counter sales position. Pref experience in the industrial supplies market, ie: fasteners, abrasives, cutting tools, safety supplies etc. Hours: 8:00 - 4:30, Mon - Fri. Call 604-534-5456 or email resumes to info@wellsindustrial.ca ask for Ron

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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PERSONAL SERVICES 173

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MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.

GRINDER Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.

HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com

DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Heavy Duty Mechanic or Millwright Our client, a Langley based international venture is looking for an experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic or millwright who will be responsible for assembling, installing and testing drive train and transmission equip. This is an indoor role for someone who enjoys daily challenges that come with working on new and innovative technologies. with Red Seal Certification is an asset.

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LEGAL SERVICES

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

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WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 #22047 WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All work Guaranteed. Phone 604-220-8347

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Primary responsibilities include: inside sales, shipping and receiving, sales support and administration for the branch, inventory control, and pricing. Previous experience in the survey and construction industry would be an asset. As the exclusive Topcon Dealer in Western Canada, we are the best choice for GPS, Lasers, Total Stations, Machine Control Automation, GIS, and supplies. Brandt Tractor is a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs.com or by calling (306) 791-8923.

E-mail resume: abhi.trehan@adecco.ca or call: 604-278-1824

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COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS OFFERED

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LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN?

This position covers the BC region and specializes in the sales team management of the most innovative Construction, Survey, Engineering/GIS and Agricultural Positioning Technologies. Sales management experience, knowledge of GPS, Networks, Total Stations, Mapping, Elevation and Leveling are considered assets.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

SALES MANAGER – POSITIONING TECHNOLOGY

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

PERSONAL SERVICES

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Join our growing team. We have the following positions available in our Surrey location:

Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

Email resume indicating position title and location to hr@brandttractor.com or fax (306) 791-5986. 124

FARM WORKERS

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FARM WORKERS

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Full Time Seasonal

Green House Workers ��� Experience an asset. • Able to speak & read English. • Repetitive tasks, must be able to stand for extended periods of time. • Own transportation • $9.56/hour MAIL RESUMÉ TO:

Top Gro Greenhouses Ltd. 1110 - 264 Street Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 2M8


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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899 CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

GARDENING

MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140

TOPSOIL, BARK MULCH, SAND, GRAVEL. Prompt Delivery, 2 Products at once. Call: 604-888-5311.

aldergrovestar.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

NAHAL CONSTRUCTION New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid. Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765

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

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L&W Restoration Services Ltd. ■ Certified Painter ■ Wallpaper Installer ■ Pressure Washing ■ Carpet Cleaning Carpentry ■ Flooring ■ Tile Work ■

Commercial◆Retail◆Residential Services 24/7 Emergency Restoration Services.

Call or TXT: 604-518-4778 Web:www.lwrestoration.com

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

HANDYPERSONS A-TECH Services 604-996-8128 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring, Carpet Cleaning & Maid Service! www.paintspecial.com

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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PLUMBING

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

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PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

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• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504

TREE SERVICES

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 ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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FURNITURE

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

551

GARAGE SALES

LANGLEY estate sale. 24371-50th Ave Everything must go. Furn, hshld, books, garden tools, etc. Sat & Sun Mar 17 & 18, 9am-5pm.

MISC. FOR SALE

AUTO FINANCING

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

REAL ESTATE

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

1994 CHEV CAVALIER, A/C, 172K, 2 dr., auto, gets me to where I want to go! $625 obo (604)496-3958

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS New SRI *1152 s/f dblwide $77,900 *14x70 full gyproc single wide, loaded $66,900. Repossessed Mobiles & Modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

2003 MUSTANG GT Convertible, V8, red exterior, black leather interior. Mach 1000 stereo. Traction Control, Excellent cond. 7,000kms. $10,500 obo. Call (604)788-0718

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

2004 DODGE SX - 2.0 auto, 146K, 4 dr, keyless alarm, a/care, cd, all pwr. $3400: (604)502-9912

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

GUILDFORD - 2 bd top flr cnr, all new incl appl, u/g prkg, $1000 incl hw cr@micar.ca 1.250.474.7743 np/s LANGLEY, lrg 1 bdrm & den, 4 appl + inste W/D, F/P. Apr 1st. $990/mo. Cat okay. Call: (604)936-0739

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accd’s, local, garage kept. Exc. cond. $8,500. Abbts 604-855-1335

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

1999 BMW 323i - black on black, 180k, local, 5 spd. 4 dr. sedan, very clean, one owner, pwr. options, just serviced. $6495 / 604.312.7415 2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $6250 / 604.312.7415 2002 KIA SPECTRA, rec. replaced engine & battery, 9 tires (4 snow), club. $2000. Call 604-583-4800.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581

2005 Honda Accord EXL auto 94K black w/black leather Sunroof heated seat $11,400. 778-241-3224

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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 The Scrapper

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

HOMES FOR RENT

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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TRUCKS & VANS

1996 CHEV Cheyenne 1/2 ton, 305, Contico tool box, no Aircare req’d. $2500 obo. 604-625-8006 2001 CHEVROLET ASTRO VAN 8 pass. white, mechanically sound, excellent cond. in & out. No accid. local. $3000 obo / 604.306.0144 2002 CHEVY VENTURA - 153Kms. 4dr, alarm, burgundy. air cared. V.g cond. $3400: (604)502-9912

2008 Silverado 2500HD

Crew cab, 4x4, power windows/locks, A/C, AM/FM/CD, color matched Leer canopy, tow package.$20,995(Stk# 30683AA) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087

Aldergrove 3 bd, new kitch & floors fncd yrd, n/p. $1100, Apr 1 Drive by 26961 - 30 Ave, then call 888-2420

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ROOM & BOARD

FURNISHED room in family home in Sidney. Close to town and bus routes. $500.00 per month. (778) 426-3433 or email: trumanhmason@gmail.com

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

2000 QWEST 237

STORAGE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

ABBOTSFORD ~ Old timer renter house, 2 bdrm. up, kitchen, 2 bdrm. unauthorized suite down. Needs TLC. As is $250,000. 604-832-8087

599,900

CARS - DOMESTIC

2001 FORD FOCUS wagon, auto, p/w cruise a/c AirCrd 151K $3200 obo. 604-538-6701, 604-315-6102.

749 625

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1997 TOYOTA CAMRY LE - 4 cyl. 202 Kms. Orig. owner. Maint. rec. Exc. cond. $3300: (604)531-1513

STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

26505 29th Avenue, Aldergrove

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

RENTALS

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

NEW LISTING!

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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

BRAND NEW ALDERGROVE OFFERING – 5 BEDROOM RANCHER ON NEARLY 1/2 AN ACRE WITH A SHOP!

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1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $2900 obo. 604-931-1236.

SALMON RIVER HOME AND ACREAGE – ROOM FOR A SHOP!

699,000

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PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

23025 72nd Avenue, Langley

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566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

484,000

604-857-1100 vernestel.remax.ca

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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

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This is one spotless home. You will love this virtually NEW new 4 bedroom home. From its gleaming hardwood PRICE! floors to the maple kitchen this has what you need and want. Plus you will love the 1 bedroom suite 27691 Lantern Ave, for the inlaws. And don’t forget about the storage Abbotsford available in the crawl space. Call Verne Stel today $ to see this one for yourself 604-857-1100.

“Thinking of Buying or Selling, Call Me Today.”

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Springer/Lab cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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ABBOTSFORD WEST - ALMOST NEW BASEMENT ENTRY WITH ROOM FOR IN-LAWS

Verne Stel

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

TRANSPORTATION

Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves

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

289,000

Call Verne today to book a showing 604-857-1100.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

SUITES, UPPER

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

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

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

WILLOUGHBY HEIGHTS – TOWNHOUSE MOVE-IN READY CONDITION

Check out this virtually new home on nearly 1/2 an acre plus a shop and bonus room. This ‘Whistler” styled home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom. Includes tons of parking, a 2 car attached garage, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen and all together too much to list. All with the West Coast contemporary feel.

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CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a virtually new NEW townhouse. This immaculately kept beauty has it all and is LISTING! ready for you to move right in., 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, central air conditioning, security system, and a great complex #26 20540 that boasts a clubhouse, pool, gym and playgound. Plus 66 Avenue, Langley loads of parking. Call Verne today at 604-857-1100. $

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MORGAN HEIGHTS 1 bdrm w den/ office/ 5 appl. gas FP Fncd yrd w lrg deck. 3pc bath h= 5’-6. incl uti, sat TV. Avail now. $900. 778-294-1292.

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604.587.5865

Call Ian 604-724-6373

personal showing 604-857-1100.

SUITES, LOWER

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Are you looking for room to roam? There is lots of room on this nice flat acreage. Room for a shop and all your toys Great access to Highway 1 but set far enough away for peace and quiet. The home itself boasts all kinds of updates and includes 5 bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths. All this and on city water. Your search ends here! Call Verne today to book your

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2 bedroom renovated bsmt suite in metrotown area. Shared laundry/ half utilities $1200. References REQUIRED!! 604-910-4528

HAY FOR SALE First Cut, $4.00 a bale. Call (604)856-4888

RECYCLE-IT!

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$36/HOUR. Local lic’d Plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call (778)549-2234

HOUSES FOR SALE

TRANSPORTATION

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

MISC SERVICES

REGISTERED Clinical Counsellor accepting new clients. Pls call 604996-6276 for appt. Sliding Scale fees. Office located at 264th & Fraser Hwy.

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www.recycleitcanada.ca

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

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RENTALS

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

FEED & HAY

REAL ESTATE

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

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

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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PETS

STORE - IT Individual Insulated Bays All Bays Alarmed

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

26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE

604-854-4664 Located in Abbotsford

Awning, dinette booth, microwave, A/C 3 burner stove, sofa bed, 2dr. fridge and more! $8,995(Stk# 31590A) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087 2008 Sportsmen 28’ 5th wheel. Dual slides, all equipped. Spotless condition. $19,900. (604)230-2728

Abbotsford Parkade P.I. Services Inc., of 4-31269 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford, BC, phone 604-8507769, claims a Warehouseman’s Lien against the following vehicles: 1) Gagan Road Lines Ltd., 0492549 BC Ltd., Kuldip Singh Kang, Sovereign Leasing Ltd., 588618 BC Ltd., Tanjit Singh Kalhar : 1980 Budd Semi Trailer, VIN#193352L, amount owing $3,996.19 plus accumulating storage. If not paid by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2012 the above vehicles will be sold or disposed of to cover costs.


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$1,150,000

26258 - 60TH AVE.

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604-857-1100

$309,900

2056 MCKENZIE RD.

ABBOTSFORD RANCHER with PARTIAL BASEMENT

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$899,900

6141 - 264TH STREET

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2883 - 264TH AVE.

$1,589,000

$579,900

27031 - FRASER HWY.

19.5 ACRES

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$305,000

#106 5498 267TH ST

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604-857-1100

$2,995,000

25926 FRASER HWY

Look to the future here with this unbeatable location with over 1000 ft of frontage on Fraser Hwy, 2 homes on property with sewer and water connected already . Looking to invest in a great location for the future then this is worth a second look for sure, currently still in the ALR.

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604-857-1100

26635 30A AVENUE

NEED SPACE?

$396,000

Very unique floor plan in this 1800 sq. ft. home situated on a 5700 sq. ft. lot. close to schools, with sideyard, RV parking – could be extra parking if you want to suite it. Have a look – make your offer. Call Dan!

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$489,900

27590 - 33A AVENUE

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$1,995,000

2825 - 256TH STREET

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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604-857-1100

#77-19649-53RD AVENUE

$319,900

604-857-1100

$549,900

27145 35 AVE.

4 LEVEL SPLIT – QUARTER ACRE! This home is almost 3200 sq.ft. and has an inlaw suite as well. Big house, Big lot, Big location – privacy beyond belief – home needs updating but very solid. Separate detached garage/ shop – check it out today and call Dan!

$1,590,000

359 - 240 ST

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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604-857-1100

$649,900

26960 25A AVE.

2 STOREYS & FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT Over 3600 sq. ft. of manicured “up-to-date”, “you-will-be-impressed” home. Superior finishing, hardwood, crown mouldings, granite countertops, coffered ceilings, custom everything - high ceilings open concept - 2 bedrooms have ensuites. No expense spared here. Step up and make your dreams a reality.

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604-857-1100

$849,000

29415 SIMPSON RD.

HUNTSFIELD GREEN

SEE FOREVER FROM HERE!

Say no more 1,286 sq.ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom retirement living in Langley. Excellent townhome projects – private covered patio, large ensuite, vaulted ceilings, open spacious floor plan. This is an end unit with a great location all on one floor “NO STAIRS” here. Make the move and call Dan!

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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