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Fifty years for fugitive found in Fort MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

A cold-blooded killer who hid out at a Fort Langley home in January 2008, was sentenced to 50 years to life this week for the first degree murder and dismemberment of his landlord and boss in Sacramento, Calif., back in 2007. Arthur Carnes, 40, was found guilty last month but was spared the possibility of the death penalty because of a crossborder extradition deal with Canada that made the U.S. promise to spare his life from lethal injection. Carnes was the live-in caretaker at Matthew Seybert’s home, when he murdered the man, decapitating and de-limbing him and documenting it on a digital camera before throwing his body into a waterway. Carnes stole the victim’s car and emptied his bank account. His whereabouts was tracked to Fort Langley because he used the victim’s debit card here. Langley RCMP arrested Carnes in a backyard in Fort Langley. Normally, such a conviction would carry the death penalty in California but because Carnes was arrested in Fort Langley and claimed refugee status here, Canada would only release him to the U.S. on a promise he wouldn’t be executed. After committing the murder, Carnes, a self-professed survivalist, drove the victim’s car as far as Washington State where he abandoned it and crossed into Canada on foot illegally. In that time, he befriended a Fort Langley man on a “survivalist” website that both the local man and Carnes frequented, the courts heard.The man took in Carnes without knowing he was wanted for murder in the States. The jury heard that Carnes posted a 400-page manifesto of “natural born killers” like himself, detailing ways to kill someone including the options he chose to kill Seybert.

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SETTING SAIL: Jayla Bollmann (left) and Olivia Corvec, both 6, release their environmentally-friendly biodegradable paper boats into the Fraser River in honour of cancer patients during the Float Your Boat For a Cure fundraiser. The event was held in memory of Corvec’s uncle Andrew Vaydo, who passed away July 8, 2011 after a two-year battle with lymphoma. This was the first of many events being held by Team Andrew Forever to raise $30,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Un-named woman given four years in Marc Bontkes’ murder Publication ban placed on sentencing details as jury trial appoaches MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

A 21-year-old woman will spend almost four years in a federal prison for her part in the killing of Langley’s Marc Bontkes. Bontkes’ parents, siblings and other loved ones filled nearly two rows of a B.C. Supreme courtroom in New Westminster to hear the judge’s sentence on Monday morning. The accused also had some family present. The room was very quiet as the




She also has to submit a DNA judge read out his sentence. sample and was given a 10-year Though she was originally tried firearms ban. as a youth, the judge decided to While listening to the judge’s impose an adult sentence for the lengthy reasons for sentencing, the woman, who was just shy of her accused, who wore dark-rimmed 18th birthday at the time of the glasses, sometimes chewed on her killing. nails but mostly looked towards Despite being sentenced as an the judge, expressionless. adult, a publication ban on the On top of not being able to woman’s identity remains in place release her name, there is also a for 30 days, to allow her time to publication ban on the judge’s reaconsider appealing her sentence. Marc sons for sentencing. This is because She has spent 20 months Bontkes there is still a jury trial to come in behind bars since her arrest in Bontkes’ murder. July 2010. On Monday, the judge Three people were arrested and charged sentenced her to 72 months but credited in his murder. her 30 months for time served (1.5 months for every month she has spent in jail) so continued, PAGE 4 she will spent 42 months behind bars.

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One of the most-asked questions about the new Port Mann Bridge and highway improvement program relates to the tolls. The project, which includes major improvements to Highway 1 between First Avenue in Vancouver and 216 Street in Langley, is costing about $3.4 billion. While the province took over the project after failing to find a private sector operator, it still insists that it must be paid for through tolls. Tolls will be about $3 per trip for cars, one-way, with commercial vehicles paying as much as $9 per one-way trip. There will be a 25 per cent discount for registered carpoolers during peak hours, and a 50 per cent discount will be available for large commercial vehicles in the overnight hours. Langley residents are already familiar with bridge tolls, having to pay to cross the Golden Ears Bridge to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The bridge opened in June, 2009 and is owned by TransLink. The company that built the bridge is being paid back over a 35-year period through tolls. Vehicle licence numbers are recorded at the north end of the bridge, and tolls are either added to an existing account or a bill is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Some who cross use

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The Golden Ears Bridge opened three years ago and its construction cost is being paid back over a 35-year period through tolls. The new 10-lane Port Mann bridge will also be tolled when it opens, sometime in the winter of 2012/2013. transponders and pay the lowest rate. Others are registered with the company that collects the tolls, while others rely on getting a bill. Those who do not pay tolls on the Golden Ears have a day of reckoning each year — as long as they are B.C. residents. They can’t renew their vehicle insurance until the bill is paid. Drivers from outside B.C. are not required to pay. Things will be slightly different for the Port Mann. Project spokesperson Max Logan says about five per cent of the trips over the bridge will be by out-of-province drivers, and the government is anxious to collect tolls from them. There will be service centres set up alongside the highway on both sides of the

bridge, where drivers can pull off and pay the tolls, or put a certain amount into an account to allow them to make several trips across the bridge. On the east side of the bridge, the service centre will be located near 160 Street, while on the west side of the bridge, it will be located near the Cape Horn interchange. There will also be a number of kiosks set up throughout the Metro Vancouver area to allow visitors to put some money down for the bridge crossings. They will be located at rest stops, ferry terminals and other places where drivers congregate. People will also be able to go online to set up an account and put some money into it. “We want to offer as many

convenient ways to pay as possible,” Logan said. He said experience in other jurisdictions, about two-thirds to three-quarters of out-ofprovince drivers will pay their tolls. The province will have no hold on out-of-province drivers, but B.C. residents will need to pay any outstanding bills before renewing insurance through ICBC. Regular Port Mann users will get a windshield sticker that serves the same purpose as the transponder on the Golden Ears. While the toll collection system on the two bridges will stay separate at first, it may be combined after the Port Mann system is up and running and fully functional,Logan said. For more about the project, see http://www.pmh1project. com.

A suspected thief who couldn’t stay away from robbing Langley businesses, even after being arrested twice and released, is finally in custody. Surrey resident Kevin Gogel, 23, is believed to be responsible for shoplifting and three armed robberies over a one week crime spree in Langley. He is facing numerous charges and appeared in court on Friday.A Surrey Provincial Court judge has decided he be remanded in custody until at least April 24 when he will appear again. On March 30, Gogel was arrested after being detained by loss prevention staff at Wal-mart after he allegedly shoplifted $80 worth of DVDs. He was released at the scene to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on June 26. Approximately a half hour later, police were called to attend Fatburger Restaurant where a man displaying a knife had taken money from the till and fled on foot. The officer attending the call at Wal-mart took note of the similar suspect description and an investigation led police to believe Gogel was likely responsible for the Fatburger robbery as well. An arrest warrant was granted and executed by Surrey RCMP on April 1. Gogel was arrested and released from custody on April 2. By April 6, he was at it again. At approximately 9 p.m., Langley RCMP received a report of an attempted robbery at the Chevron in the 20000 block of Fraser Highway. On this occasion, the suspect displayed a knife and demanded money. However, he fled, on foot, empty-handed when another customer entered the store.A description of the suspect was provided to police. Unfortunately for the suspect, the same officer who had investigated the March 30 crimes was working and recognized the description and circumstances to be very similar to the earlier robberies, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks. Not even 20 minutes later, another robbery was reported at the Burger King nearby where a virtually identical description was provided.The responding officer broadcast the description to other patrol cars in the area and a short time later, he was observed by Citizens Crime Watch volunteers. Lower Mainland Police Dog Services attended and located Gogel who immediately surrendered to the arresting officer. This time, Gogel has been held in custody. Gogel is facing similar charges in unrelated crimes.


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Roy Michael Thielen, 33, has already pleaded guilty to seconddegree murder in the case, as well as in the related killing of Laura Lynn Lamoureaux. He is serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for 20 years. A third accused, Robert David Bradshaw, is expected to go on trial in September. He is charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The young woman in court on Monday was initially charged with one count each of firstdegree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

After working with both lawyers, she pleaded guilty to manslaughter in early February. Crown prosecutor Christopher McPherson had asked for a sentence of between eight and 11 years. Her defence lawyer opposed an adult sentence and wanted a sentence of around two to four years. Bontkes, 33, was found shot to death outside a parked mini-van in a parking lot of Hi-Knoll Park, on the Surrey-Langley border, on March 19, 2009. His murder, as well as that of Lamoureaux which took place just five days earlier, were related to the street-level drug trade, said police at the time.

Lamoureaux, 36, was gunned down outside her apartment building in the early morning of March 14, 2009, at 50 Avenue and 202 Street. The woman in court on Monday was not charged in connection with the Lamoureaux murder. Marc Bontkes founded Designmarc Homes, in Langley. He was the son of prominent Langley developer Robert Bontkes of Benchmark Group of Properties. Bontkes wasn’t known to police, but his family later said he was doing hard drugs at the time of his murder. He left behind a wife and a young son.

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With two acts withdrawing, 22 remain for the semi-finals and they include bands, singers, dancers and an 11-year-old boy who does yoyo tricks. All contestants will weave their own brand of magic for an unforgettable evening, said Peter Luongo, who is organizing the event on behalf of the four Langley Rotary Clubs. The service clubs’ aim is to raise money for a theatre in Langley, which is the only community in the Lower Mainland that does not have such a facility. The judges are CTV traffic reporter Ann Luu, Global TV weatherman Mark Madryga, and Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender. Once again, the emcee is radio host Bob Saye. Not only is Luongo excited about the second Langley Has Talent show, he is thrilled at the response of the contestants. “They are really appreciative of the experience, the opportunity and the feedback,” Luongo said. There is $2,500 for the winning act. On top of that, Luongo said, is a prize package for winners that includes jewelry, a photo shoot, an invitation to a recording studio, and the opportunity to link up with a talent agent. “The event is doing exactly what we hoped,” Luongo said last month. “It’s making people aware that we need a theatre in this community. And there is talk about it now that was non-existent before.”

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Metro Vancouver mayors say they’re frustrated by Victoria’s refusal to allow new funding sources for TransLink, boxing it into raising property taxes to fund transit expansion over the short term unless huge savings are found internally. “There was a promise by the minister that everything would be on the table,” said North Vancouver City Coun. Craig Keating, referring to options like a vehicle levy or road pricing that many mayors view as preferable to taxing homes. “Premier Clark’s been busy crossing things off the list. That promise has just been betrayed.” The mayors passed a series of resolutions Thursday, including one that reconfirms their opposition to any new use of property tax for TransLink. But there’s growing concern among suburban mayors that their cities will lose out on long-promised transit service upgrades if TransLink ends up downsizing its expansion plans. A majority of mayors voted Thursday to try to cancel $30 million in extra property tax to be raised through a $23 per average home levy in 2013 and 2014. The money was the backup — if a new source wasn’t negotiated with the province — to fund major bus service improvements, including bus rapid transit over the new Port Mann Bridge, express buses on King George Boulevard in Surrey and a new White Rock-Langley route. But mayors from Langley City, Langley Township and White Rock voted against the resolution to remove the backup property tax, saying they can’t risk seeing those projects shelved. “It’s not an option as far as South of the Fraser is concerned,” said Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, the vicechair of the regional mayors’ council. While the White Rock-Langley bus route will go ahead (see story, page 13), Fassbender is concerned the express buses over the Port Mann could end up on the chopping block. If that happens, he said, the Willoughby Park and Ride — scheduled for completion later this year — “is going to be a waste of money. “Yes, people will be able to park and carpool, but the idea was to get on a dedicated bus.” Fassbender suspects TransLink will look at eliminating or delaying some of the promises in the Moving Forward plan approved last year, adding Langley and Surrey will “go to the wall” to keep that from happening. “We worked too hard to get to the point where there was a recognition of the need for more services South of the Fraser.” The concern is that TransLink management, now under pressure to find about $20 million a year in savings after a proposed fare increase was rejected, will be unable to also carve

out a further $30 million a year to cover the expansion costs if the property tax backup is removed. “If they can meet those needs through other efficiencies, then great,” Fassbender said. “But if they can’t and some projects have to be taken off the table, I would like to know which ones those are.” The provincial government is sending in auditors from the finance ministry to help search for savings at TransLink. The mayors said Thursday they don’t feel another audit is needed — in light of a justcompleted efficiency review by the TransLink Commissioner — but that if one is Peter done it should Fassbender be performed independently by B.C.’s Auditor General. Keating said that’s essential,because Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, in his former role as transportation minister, restructured TransLink five years ago and those changes were cited by the commissioner as one reason TransLink administration costs have ballooned in the intervening years. “Since the professional board was created by Kevin Falcon to oversee TransLink, it has become mammothly inefficient,” said Keating, who represents North Vancouver City on the mayors council. “This was what was supposed to make a dysfunctional thing function.” The mayors council also said a proposed governance reform offered by the province — to add the mayors’ chair and vice-chair to the appointed TransLink board — does not go far enough. They also want the provincial Auditor General to conduct an in-depth review of TransLink’s governance model. The mayors argue property taxpayers cannot shoulder more tax for TransLink, particularly when they also face sharply rising tax bills for other regional services in the coming years. The province has said TransLink can explore the potential for road pricing over the long term, but has ruled out granting any new short term source until an audit of the transportation authority is finished. It all smacks of I-told-you-so for Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, who repeatedly warned the other mayors last year that the province would never grant controversial new funding sources with a provincial election looming. “I predicted it all the way down the line,” he said. “They had faith that this provincial government would honestly work toward solutions. They’ve been fooled.”


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inder Morgan announced on Thursday that it plans to more than double the capacity of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, which runs from Edmonton to Burnaby. It runs through north Langley. The pipeline will carry an additional 550,000 barrels per day of crude oil and refined oil products, for a total of 850,000 barrels per day. Some will be shipped to Asian customers through an existing marine terminal on Burrard Inlet. This anouncement was expected. The company has been studying the economic feasibility of expanding its system for some time, and the heightened interest in shipping Alberta crude, some of it from the oil sands, to Asian customers has been obvious for some time. While there will be enormous pressure from environmentalists to stop this pipeline, the case needs to be fully studied on all fronts — economic, environmental, legal and ethical. While many groups love to decry fossil fuels, the fact remains that most parts of the world are dependent on them to keep their economies functioning. Oil does more than provide gasoline for cars — it provides jet fuel, cleaners, plastics and a host of other products. While some environmentalists have rightly targeted oil sands producers for the impact their large plants have had on the environment, the companies are responding to that pressure and improving their environmental track record. The oil they produce is needed in many other parts of the world, but it is up to them to produce it in an environmentallyresponsible way that does not permanently damage the area from which the oil is extracted. The Trans Mountain pipeline is, in many ways, a better alternative than the Northern Gateway pipeline which has attracted so much attention. It is an existing pipeline and land issues have been sorted out. The operators over the years have had a good, albeit nor perfect, track record. There was a major spill in 1971, due to clearcut logging above the pipeline near Merritt, and another in Burnaby in 2007, due to a rupture of the pipeline by a contractor. Those appear to be the most damaging incidents in the pipeline’s almost 60-year existence. Kinder Morgan needs federal approval to build the pipeline extension. In the meantime, it needs to do extensive consultation in communities along the pipeline route — including Langley. We all have a stake in a project of this magnitude.


Libs, Conservatives won’t merge Not enough time, too many policy differences


is the absolute hatred that many BC here are suggestions floating Conservatives have for the Liberals. around that the BC Liberals Even if there was a formal merger, and BC Conservatives should From those people would not follow the merge, to prevent the NDP from the Editor leaders over to the Libs. They might winning the next election. The promoters of this plan seem FRANKBUCHOLTZ accept a merger under the Conservative banner, but only if there was to be largely from the business a conspicuous absence of high-profile Liberals. community, most of whom backed the Liberals These angry Conservatives would far rather through thick and thin for the past 19 years, see an NDP government than another Liberal ever since the party emerged to take the place government. of the Social Credit party. The third reason it won’t happen is a simple It’s not going to happen, and here’s why. one — a lack of time. When the NDP defeated First, the fact that so many of the business Social Credit for the first time in 1972, it wasn’t community backed the Liberals is part of the too long before there was a formal organization problem. The BC Liberal government has been known as the Majority Movement to get the business-friendly, which is good in that jobs and right-of-centre parties to come together. investment are emphasized, but it has on occaIt, along with the herculean efforts of Grace sion been too business-friendly. McCarthy, served to convince enough nonIt adopted the HST with no input, and just Socreds to join the party under new leader Bill after an election when the idea wasn’t even Bennett. Most notable were the Liberal and mentioned. That was the death warrant, not just Conservative MLAs who joined the Socreds. for former premier Gordon Campbell, but for the party. It didn’t matter who took over after he This occurred well before the next election, and when the vote came sooner than resigned. The only slim hope the party had was expected, they were ready. that the HST would be approved in a referenThe next provincial election is just over a year dum, which of course it wasn’t. away. It could be delayed by the Liberals, if they A host of things caused so many voters to go against the fixed election date law. flee from the Liberals. They include the sale and The elaborate exercise that would be required subsequent scandal involving BC Rail; rising BC to bring two very different parties together will Hydro rates; smart meters; the poisonous educatake many months to fully implement. tion atmosphere; rising MSP premiums; higher It appears that B.C. is in for an NDP governICBC and ferry rates; TransLink and a number ment. The question people should be asking of other irritants. All have become magnified in now is this: “How will an NDP government deal the public mind as the economy continues to with issues such as higher user fees, labour strife sputter, and people have less and less money to in schools and creating an economic environspend each month. Another reason the merger will never happen ment where investors won’t flee the province?” www. l a n g l e y t i m e s . com Contact us Main line ........................................... 604-533-4157 Classifieds.......................................... 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

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Mayors, give your heads a shake Editor: I have just finished reading the comments in our local newspapers from Metro Vancouver mayors regarding tolling the Port Mann Bridge and “free alternatives,” (The Times, April 10. Boy, they should give their heads a shake. These communities are the home of working families or the so-called blue-collar workers. We have to drive over the Fraser River to work from Surrey, Langley, Aldergrove, and Abbottsford. Some of us pay parking fees and now we will have bridge tolls, plus gas, transit fees, plus car maintenance and insurance.

Perhaps we should all go on welfare out here in the suburbs, because we certainly will not be able to afford to drive. Yes, I think we will all try the so-called “free alternatives,” even if we have to get up earlier and drive out of our way — as our money only goes so far. I agree with letter writer D. Atkinson (The Times, April 10) that the Port Mann is part of the national Trans-Canada Highway and should not be tolled. This will be the only tolled section from Vancouver to Sydney, Nova Scotia. I also want to know, where is the toll on the

new Pitt River Bridge? Why was the airport bridge not tolled? Why was the zillion-dollar Sea-to-Sky Highway (taking the rich to their weekend ski chalets) not tolled? How about the new Kicking Horse Pass Bridge near Golden — where is its toll? Help, we are drowning out here in the “working Joe suburbs” with bridge tolls, no transit but plenty of transit fees, high gas taxes and incompetent mayors giving themselves raises. Ras Gosse, Langley

Human error the likely cause of meter errors Editor: Anyone who claims that their hydro bill jumped drastically once a smart meter was installed needs to consider the following fact: BC Hydro smart meters are still being read manually for billing purposes. Manual meter reading will continue until the entire smart meter network and backend computer systems are in place later this year. Yes, installed smart meters are transmitting data, but that data is not yet being used for billing purposes. And, yes, one of the one million

installed smart meters was found to be not working correctly. On the scale of one million units, that should not be a surprise. And once the entire smart grid system is up and running, a defective meter or system component would be detected instantly. So if people are looking for an answer to a sudden, drastic increase in their hydro bill, they should really be looking to human error rather than to technology change as the cause. So far,

all but one instance has, in fact, boiled down to human error. However, no one should ever hesitate to contact BC Hydro if they believe there is a problem with their billing. BC Hydro replies to all enquiries and refunds customers if a mistake is found — just as one would expect from our public utility. David Field, co-spokesperson B.C. Citizens for Green Energy

Generosity of many helped Easter basket drive Editor: The generosity of the people in Langley has touched us beyond belief. Many thanks to: Husky Gas Station; Langley Orthodontics; Super Save Group and Vancity — Walnut Grove Without them, we would not have been able to assemble more than 160 Easter baskets for children in need from Chilliwack to Vancou-

ver — a total number that well surpassed our original goal. It was help that was so greatly needed. While for many kids, Easter is a joyous time of year, filled with egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, there are so many others who never experience those joys because of emotional or financial hardships on their families. In an attempt to bring a glimmer of happiness to all children this Easter, we wanted to

assemble fun-filled Easter baskets containing toys, books, games and an assortment of traditional Easter candy for young children and their families who obtain assistance from the women’s transition houses in our community, including Ishtar. We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of so many in our community. Christy, Michelle, and Pia Discovery Toys leaders


Don’t delay, take time to get on a registry today Editor: March 31 marked the second anniversary of my receiving the lifesaving gift of a live kidney donation from my dear friend Tanya Tait. Without hesitation, I say that every day since feels like a gift. My life has forever been changed by the incredibly monumental gift of an organ donation. Organ donation saves lives and the majority of Canadians in recent polls indicate their support, but only approximately 17 per cent of Langley residents are registered. National Organ Donor Awareness week is coming up, from April 23 to 27. I am writing The

you to ask that every individual in this community become a registered organ donor today. Don’t wait another moment, don’t put it on your to do list, just do it. To do so, go to then go to organ donor registry, which will take you to a five-minute registration process. It’s simple and will save lives. While I received the lifesaving gift of an organ donation, many in our own community are still waiting for an organ, but could die waiting. While I am grateful and appreciative for everyone who is already registered, I am asking

you to register today for me and others who are still waiting. Tanya and I both have a bold dream for Langley and that is that we would be the organ donor capital of Canada. So today, I ask Times readers take five minutes and help us reach that goal. People who would like to sign up as organ donors can also visit a table we will be at on Saturday, at Willowbrook Shopping Centre, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Editor: This is a response to D.Atkinson’s letter,“Make It Federal,” (The Times,April 10). I agree. Highway 1 is a federal highway and it is quite galling that our current provincial Liberal government has given the kiss-of-approval to toll the crossing, and at a whopping $6 for a return trip. The fact that the province gave the green light to go through with the expensive tolls is yet again showing us how arrogant this government truly is. I can’t wait for the next provincial election, so we can kiss this Liberal government good-bye. S.R. Steffan, Langley

HONESTY SHOWN Editor: My friend and I were waiting for another woman to arrive, so we were sitting under the clock out front of the store It’s About Time. This was on April 10, around noon. Our friend arrived, we got up and left, and I had left my purse sitting on the concrete. We went to do our errands and then realized I had forgotten my purse. So we drove back to where I had left it, and I went inside the store It’s About Time. The man there said a woman who was coming into the store saw it and brought it in. I would like to thank the woman who was honest and turned it into the store. I can’t thank you enough. It is so nice to know there are kind, honest people around. I am going through a difficult time right now and do not know what I would have done. Irene Miller, Langley


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Editor: Many thanks to the couple who paid for my breakfast at Morning Glory Cafe on April 15. I will pay it forward. M. Bloxham, Langley

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Hundreds of people from across the Lower Mainland collected up their old trinkets from their attics in the hopes of scoring big at an antiques appraisal event in Langley City last week. The Great Canadian Roadshow set up shop at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre April 10-14 where appraisers wrote cheques — some worth thousands of dollars — to patrons who brought in valuable collector’s items. “We buy all kinds of stuff from gold, silver coins, war memorabilia (to) musical instruments,” show manager David Gachie said. “There’s a wide variety of stuff we’re looking for.” He said most people brought coins to the Langley event, but he’s also seen war memorabilia such as bayonets pass through. “What we’re looking for is really rare coins like the 1948 silver dollar or the 1921 nickel,” Gatchie said, adding those items can fetch anywhere from $13,000 to $30,000 depending on their condition. The Great Canadian Roadshow works for a group of about 6,000 collectors who authorize a team of professional appraisers to purchase valuable items. Appraisers review a computerized database to see if any of the collectors want the items people bring in. Appraiser Kevin Hansen said one individual who brought a gold watch last Wednesday was able to leave with $2,000.

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Appraiser Kevin Hansen cut a cheque for $2,000 to a man who brought a gold watch to the Great Canadian Roadshow on Wednesday, April 11. The event attracted hundreds to the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre last week. Although coins tend to go for the highest prices, he said war memorabilia — such as SS daggers or Iron Crosses — are usually the most interesting items he comes across. Colton Berrard brought in a coin he found washed up on the Fraser River last year. Although the coin wasn’t listed in the collector database, Hansen encouraged him to mail it to a specialized coin appraiser to get it authenticated. “Honestly, I don’t care what it’s worth. It’s more about sentimental value than anything,” Berrard said before adding he would be willing to sell it if the price was right. Berthe Greenwood and her

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A foursome of golfing buddies from Langley and Abbotsford sank a hole in one at last week’s Lotto Max, winning the $30 million jackpot. Abbotsford’s Ian McMurtrie,Wayne Miller and Langley’s Tom Moryson and Joe Scully, who work together in Langley, have been buying their Lotto Max together for a couple of years. McMurtrie, 46, saw the winning numbers while making breakfast and watching the Saturday morning news. photo courtesy of BCLC “My wife had a look Left to right: Golf pro co-workers Tom on her face and she said Moryson, Joe Scully, Wayne Miller and Ian somebody in Abbotsford McMurtrie won the $30 million jackpot. had won the Lotto Max,” said McMurtrie. the exciting news. couple began screaming The winning lucky Scully said he thought and collapsed on the Quick Pick ticket was his friend was playing a floor. McMurtrie then purchased at the Otter joke:“I thought it’s the signed all four winners’ Co-op.After checking Master’s weekend and names on the back of their numbers several they’re probably trying the ticket and started times in disbelief, the to get me to come over calling his friends with

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pay raises, and possibly even lower their costs. But Bond is seeking more details. “I am deeply concerned about any potential impacts on our municipalities and that this information came as a surprise,” she said. Toews has said cities were advised months ago that raises on the order of 1.5 per cent were possible this year but neither the province nor cities were formally notified of the details of the compensation package. Fassbender said even

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if the pay hikes end up cost-neutral or better for cities, the lack of communication and consultation is deeply troubling, as is the timing. “You just can’t plan this way,” he said. The province signed a new 20-year RCMP contract on March 21 — ending its threat to terminate the Mounties and form a new provincial police force — after securing extensive promises of more say for cities on spending decisions. Several cities have already ratified the new contract, including Surrey, Kelowna and the Township of Langley. Mayors from RCMPpoliced Lower Mainland cities will meet in Surrey April 20 to discuss the contract and pay raises. Fassbender said cities that don’t sign by the deadline effectively give two years notice of withdrawal from the RCMP and commit to forming their own police forces or partnering with existing municipal forces. “I’m still going to urge our council to sign the new contract,” Fassbender said. He said the new contract’s provisions of better disclosure and consultation were not yet in effect, adding the incident underscores the need for change. “What this shows is how the old system would catch us off guard all the time and we would get told ‘Here’s your bill and just pay it,’” he said.“Under the new contract that process shouldn’t continue.” Fassbender said he does not believe Toews was deliberately withholding information on the pay raises when he signed the new contract at last month’s ceremony in Surrey. “I don’t see any sinister intent on anybody’s part here,” he said, adding the federal budget was still being developed. He said he will be “delighted” if the compensation package ends up cost-neutral to cities. “But we need the facts and right now we don’t have them.” The new contract creates a UBCM-led committee with 10 civic reps who are promised much more hands-on control of spending changes, instead of just an advisory role. Cities that sign the RCMP deal can still opt out at any time on two years notice, and a review of the contract is promised every five years.

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‘We became like family’ MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

A 14-day trip to a rural village in Belize left a lasting impression on two dozen Langley Secondary Grade 11 and 12 students, who chose to spend their spring break fixing up a school and interacting with kids there. The LSS group, which included three teachers, were greeted by students of Double Head Cabbage School in Belize with an assembly and a skit. The skit was put on by the students there who speak and write Creole, but are able to speak some English. “We had no idea what they were saying but it was funny,” said Grade 12 LSS student Jacquelyn McComb. “They were really shy at first but pretty quickly we all got along.They talk so fast though.” Within the first two days, the group of LSS students had painted the entire interior of the school and two murals on the outside of the high school.

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Langley Secondary students spent their spring break in Belize helping fix up a school. The LSS students then went on to begin pouring concrete beams and build trusses for the roof of an outdoor eating area. The school has four grades, and all Belize children pay to attend class and bus up to three hours each way to get there. “They have to pay a lot to go to school,” said McComb. The LSS students gave workshops on leadership, recycling and communication, giving them an opportunity to really interact with the

kids. “It was interesting because we think of leadership in terms of good organizational skills and they were focused on being loving and brave,” said Grade 12 student Ellen Banackhio. The Langley students slept on the concrete floor of the school every night and were greeted by rats, tarantulas, praying mantises and cockroaches. Not to mention the mosquitoes, which munched on the new blood day and night. “I have at least 50 bites,” said Grade

12 student Heather Littlejohn. All the students had to take malaria pills. But despite the more raw living conditions than they are used to, the group wouldn’t have changed anything about their experiences. “After sleeping with 20 girls in a room together for 14 nights and coming home to a room by myself, it was kind of lonely,” remarked Littlejohn. “We became like family,” said McComb. If they could sum up what they took away from their experience in Belize and seeing how people from a poorer part of the world live, it is the remarks of student Cassidy Northway, they said. “You don’t really need a lot as long as you are surrounded by great people,” said Northway. Teacher Michael Carlyle organizes the trip to Belize every two years. “These students have set the bar pretty high. They worked so hard,” he said.






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Fare decision won’t impact White Rock-Langley bus route ALEX BROWNE Black Press

The promised White Rock-Willowbrook bus connection will go ahead on April 23. TransLink spokesman Derek Zabel confirmed Friday that the new 531 White

Rock Centre-Willowbrook route will be going into service as announced. “I know this is something White Rock residents have been waiting for for a number of years,” he said. The decision of TransLink Commis-

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ter to support the effort. Councillor Michelle Sparrow said organizations that raise money for charities through beer gardens still benefit the community even if they are not directly affiliated with Langley. “Our residents go to the burn centre at (Vancouver’s) Children’s Hospital and they are just as supported going there when money goes to that charity,” she told council, adding it’s not feasible for the Township to have its own pediatric burn centre. Councillor Grant Ward told council he was reluctant to put restrictions on any charity. He also said he didn’t know how they could control where beer garden revenue goes. “There should be no constraint on a good organization,” he added. Councillor Bob Long told council it’s also important to remember that beer gardens don’t generate much revenue in the first place due to the high cost of alcohol.

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Volunteers benefit greatly from connecting with nature


angley has several stream stewardship groups partnered with LEPS and dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Langley’s Watersheds. LEPS assists Langley’s groups with technical, logistical and funding support and helps them expand their capacity by networking. LEPS acts as a central resource centre for both the stewardship groups and the general public. Each year LEPS provides information and answers inquiries from hundreds of Langley residents. We encourage you to locate the group in your area and contribute your energy! For more information and to get involved, call Langley Environmental Partners Society, 604-5323511. LEPS EcoNews monthly newsletter shares details on upcoming many environmental projects and events in Langley and beyond, join the mailing list by visiting our home page at: Volunteer opportunities exist throughout all of the LEPS stewardship groups including Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society, Glen Valley Watersheds Society, Little Campbell Watershed Society and Yorkson Watershed Stewardship Committee. "There are some unique things (to do)," LEPS stewardship co-ordinator Lisa Dreeves says. "The Betrand (group) currently has the B-Wet program that LEPS is

co-ordinating to get people out to do more tree plantings and restorations." She says volunteers always have the chance to get involved with the Glen Valley group’s fish releases, spring bird count and frequent garbage clean-ups. "If anyone wants to make a difference picking up garbage, join the Yorkson group," Dreeves says, noting the society is located in the most populated area of Langley. But for anyone who may not wish to pick up trash, the Yorkson group also has many tree-planing opportunities in the fall. Residents wishing for the chance to engage in some activism can join volunteer Little Campbell group. In addition to treeplanting, that group is frequently involved in letter-writing campaigns to ensure the

sustainable development throughout the watershed. No matter what one chooses to do, Dreeves said volunteers benefit greatly from the efforts they put forward. "There are amazing people that volunteer and if you want to meet some then volunteer," she says. Unpaid opportunities at Langley Field Naturalists encompass a wide range of roles including bird counts, invasive plant control, and bird nest box installation and monitoring.


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"The LFN is entirely volunteer-run, with the motto ’To encourage nature appreciation, conservation and education,’" president Bob Puls says, adding volunteers benefit from learning from the years of experience its members have. Nicomekl Enhancement Society board member Drew Waska says the organization relies entirely on unpaid service. “(Volunteers do) everything from feed fish to rebuild creeks to putting up buildings,” he says. Among the 60 people who help throughout the year, Waska says the group counts on about 15 of the volunteers for the bulk of the work. He says the society is in most need of volunteers from mid-October to June when the fish population is at its peak. Salmon River Enhancement Society director Doug McFee says his organization is dedicated to preserving the river through education initiatives. "We do some weed removal of basic weeds along the stream from time to time," McFee says, adding the organization typically needs the most help in spring and fall. Although the chance to volunteer with the group is limited, he says people who put their time into it benefit greatly from connecting with nature.

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Recycling Pilot Project: Students Help Schools


hildren are energetic and optimistic. They are eager to learn. And they are the future. So who better to teach the importance of recycling to than youngsters who can truly make a difference? The Township of Langley and the Langley School District have teamed up for a new waste reduction pilot project designed to help students keep tonnes of recyclable material out of landfills. Early in 2012,

containers were set out throughout classrooms and hallways in Walnut Grove Secondary School and Fort Langley Elementary School to encourage the kids to reduce the amount of garbage they generate. “If we succeed with this program, and I believe we will, others will follow easily,” said WGSS student Bryanna Wilson. “We are changing our school and our neighbourhood for the good, and if everyone were to take the initiative to do what we

did, it would make a huge difference in the environment on a much larger scale.” The goal of the project is to divert 75 per cent of discarded matter from the schools’ garbage and collect it for recycling. WGSS was chosen for the pilot project because it has an Environmental Club which was already lobbying for recycling help. For years, the students had been discussing ways to better manage waste at the school and decided to take action by

writing letters and emails to the Township and contacting the School District. “The District has been very focused on reducing our carbon footprint and truthfully, we have been spending our energy on fossil fuel reduction. Leave it to the students to remind us of what is important at their level,” said Debby Sansome, Langley School District’s Director of Energy and the Environment. That’s when Township Solid Waste Coordinator Krista Daniszewski got on board. “We wanted to leverage that keen attitude,” she said. “We are pleased for the opportunity to educate kids about recycling in school, because they are there to learn and they are ready to learn. Judging from the interest and enthusiasm we’ve seen from students and staff, the results are going to be outstanding.” Over the Christmas holidays, garbage cans at WGSS were reduced in size or removed from classrooms altogether. They were replaced with centralized receptacles for various recycling diversion streams to collect paper, organics such as food scraps and soiled paper, refundable containers that are returned by the school to raise money, and non-refundable containers. “This was designed to have all options at every disposal site,” said Daniszewski. “That way, if an item is recyclable, it won’t

Waste Warriors - Members of the Walnut Grove Secondary School Environmental Club are encouraging students to keep tons of recyclables out of the landfill through a pilot project introduced by the Township of Langley and the Langley School District.


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end up in the garbage.” Stickers explain what type of material goes where and the Environment Club helps educate students by making announcements. Power Point slides are also projected in the hallways to remind WGSS to be waste wise. Daniszewski conducted a waste assessment at WGSS – which involved putting on a hazardous material suit and going through dumpsters – and said the program has been tailored to fit the school’s disposal habits. “The environmental benefits of the program are undeniable, but in order for the program to work, it has to be costeffective,” she said. Daniszewski noted that many of the bins are repurposed containers - not fancy, expensive recycling units that had to be purchased. However, they will do the trick and should immensely cut down on the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Over at Fort Langley Elementary, the students are smaller but just as eager, and have recycling champions in their staff members. “One of the teachers wants no waste,” said Daniszewski. “The whole school is on board, every teacher is on board. I can’t wait to see the end result.” Fort Langley is also collecting soft plastics, like plastic bags, to help reduce waste even further, and educational presentations were made to the students by Township Solid Waste staff. “The habits learned when we are very young stay with us a lifetime,” said Sansome. “Showing our students how to care for their environment and actively engage them will have a positive ripple effect throughout our community. The School District is grateful for the assistance of the Township of Langley for supporting this pilot program and we look forward to engaging all our schools in the coming years.”

“The habits learned when we are very young stay with us a lifetime,” said Sansome. “Showing our students how to care for their environment and actively engage them will have a positive ripple effect throughout our community.”

For more information, contact Township of Langley Solid Waste Coordinator Krista Daniszewski at 604.533.6090, Ext. 2208.

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Celebrate Earth Month at Willowbrook!


pril is Earth Month and Willowbrook Shopping Centre is celebrating with activities to help green up your life! Join in and discover how fun and easy it is to be green!

The Green Room (April 1 – 30) Now that it’s time to spring clean your home, remember that many items can be recycled or reused instead of being thrown out. Willowbrook is offering a convenient, free recycling service during Earth Month to help you recycle the following items: o Phones/Cell Phones

o Batteries/Battery Back-Up o Plastic Bottles o Light Bulbs o Plastic Bags o Computers, Printers, & Accessories Drop your recyclables off at Willowbrook’s Green Room, located between Panda and Ardene. Visit to find out how the items are being responsibly recycled/reused.

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• The Langley Times • Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Environmental Concerns Gypsum is a naturally occurring, inexpensive ore that has been mined around the world for thousands of years. Its principal use is in the manufacture of drywall or wallboard. Over the past sixty years, gypsum wallboard has emerged to become the most widely used construction material for interior walls in homes and offices. The environmental issues around gypsum focus on the traditional disposal of gypsum waste in landfills, the mining and transportation process, and the production of synthetic gypsum as a byproduct of the use of “scrubbers” in fossil-fuel-based power plants.


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Gypsum’s future as an environmentally friendly product Future trends for drywall as a “green” building material: • The production of synthetic gypsum by power plants will reduce the need to mine gypsum and also the costly exercise of building mine infrastructures that can negatively affect the environment. • Increasing global environmental awareness (e.g., the Kyoto Accord) seeks methods of reducing all emissions through sound waste-handling alternatives such as recycling. • Increasing amounts of gypsum will be recycled back into the gypsum drywall/ plasterboard production stream.


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1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market Raises Salmon Fry and Funds in Support of Sustainable Seafood


isitors to 1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market in Langley, stop to give a tank a second look realizing there really are fish fry being raised in their local fish market – a true example of sustainable fish coming full circle. Local fishmonger and owner of 1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market, Heather Jenkins, introduced the idea three years ago, thinking of no better way to give back and share information with her customers than an exercise in show ‘n tell. The 1 Fish 2 Fish Adopt-a-Fish campaign supports the Nicomekl Enhancement Society by raising Red Spring (Chinook) Salmon from eggs in a specialized tank inside the fish market for release in late April each year. Similar to the programs run within various school districts across the lower mainland, 1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market are raising approximately 80 salmon. The goals of the Adopt-a-Fish campaign include public education and raising vital funds in support of the Nicomekl Enhancement Society, one of 21 community hatcheries located throughout British

Columbia. The Nicomekl Enhancement Society and its volunteers have been working to protect the river and its stock since 1989. “It starts at the most basic level in any community,” notes Guy Martin, President of the Nicomekl Enhancement Society. “The health of our fish stocks depends on the health of the waterways that they live in. We currently work with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the local school district providing classrooms with salmon eggs through the Stream to Sea Program. For the past three years, Heather and 1 Fish 2 Fish continue to be the only business involved in the program.” Martin notes that the funds raised through Jenkins fish market provide much needed financial support for the Society’s daily operations. Similar to the Classroom Incubation Program, 1 Fish 2 Fish purchased a tank that is dedicated to the development of the salmonid eggs until they can be continued on page 22

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Bringing out the barbecue

When the warm weather hits, it’s time to dig out your barbecue and do some outdoor cooking.

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Ben and his family enjoyed working with contractor Harald Koehn, right, while planning their Langley renovation. Koehn is the recipient of numerous local, provincial and national awards, including two Georgie Awards this year. Martin Knowles photo

Making a house a perfect home for Ben With the help of Harald Koehn, a local family now has a home that fits everyone. By Maggie Calloway Imagine if you will a family of five kids, one with spina bifida, and two adults all living in a 2,400-square-foot rancher which has seen, shall we say, better days. The imagination runs rampant thinking of long, dark, rainy winter weekends with high-energy kids trapped inside. Well not any more! After a total home renovation, this stunning home sitting on acreage in

Langley works for every member of this amazing family. Ten-year-old Ben, a dynamo on wheels, is now able to zoom around the whole house. Contractor Harald Koehn Construction Ltd., winner of numerous local, provincial and national awards for excellence, was a perfect fit with this family. The project was a collaboration between the family and the professionals to make sure every member had their needs addressed and while Ben’s needs, both now and into the future, were integral to the design, this needed to be a home in the real sense of the word. “The bones of the house were basically good so it was a smooth transition,” Koehn says. “We were able to create what they were looking for

within the new 4,400 square feet. The old house was not energy-efficient and none of the family had privacy. The difference for the family is lifechanging.” The project took a year to complete. There were many different things at play in the renovation. One was Ben’s mobility, but the house was inefficient in many ways, and there was also a need for the new house to meet the needs of the family while the children were still at home and, if the parents wish, to age in place. Built in a style similar to houses seen in Whistler, the home now includes a great room, dining

We are hearing a lot lately about aging in place. This single subject will become more and more important over the next few years as our population ages. Research shows the very best thing for our aging population is to stay in the neighbourhood they know, if at all possible. We all need a sense of community and that basic need doesn’t change as we age; in fact it’s just the opposite. Knowing your neighbours, your doctor, dentist and shoe repair store is a major part of belonging. As the theme song of Cheers said, “Everyone knows your name.” Staying in place is sometimes easier said than done. If the home is on multiple levels and mobility is an issue, moving or finding another solution is paramount. With 35 years in the business, partners Alan Bodnaruk and Cam Pomeroy of Western Elevators are certainly in that category. “There are a variety of ways the home can be modified to assist movement in the home from level to level,” Bodnaruk says. “Stairlifts, a sturdy chair assembly unit that travels up and down on a steel rail mounted to the staircase, are the easiest to install. They may be straight, curved, or custom

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Harald Koehn Construction turns a Langley residence into a dream home â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 room and kitchen combination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get a great feeling of space, and the connection to the outside, through the three sets of French doors, flows naturally. There is a large patio with a pool and hot tub off the great room and no lip or step so Ben can come and go at will,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. The house was stripped completely inside and out. The centre of the home was opened up to create the great room and dining room using a timber frame structure, creating soaring fourteen-foot ceilings. The garage stayed as it was but a new bedroom wing was added which gave the family two large bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our climate is so rainy and grey for a lot of the year we maximized the opportunity to bring in as much light as possible,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We used distressed oak throughout the great room and dining room ... The kitchen works perfectly for everyone including Ben. There are a couple of areas especially for Ben; a lowered sink area and a bar fridge for cold snacks and at the end of the kitchen island there is a separate lower counter. We also placed the microwave lower so Ben can help himself.â&#x20AC;? There is a contained suite of around 400 square feet for Ben including a bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom vanity is lower, there is a jetted tub, and the separate shower is large with no sill. The whole floor of the bathroom has a special membrane under the tile which channels water into the drainage system. In addition the floor is electrically heated so any water will dry up quickly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the ceiling there is a track system with a lift so Ben can go right from the bathroom through to his bed which again will add to independence,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bedroom is multipurpose with the bed, storage and

then another little area where, when Ben gets older, they can put in a sofa and chairs; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set up with TV, so he can entertain his friends. The door to the outside from his bedroom is automated by pushing a button, again to lend independence. Everything has been thought through to give as much accessibility and independence as possible.â&#x20AC;? The brilliance of this home is, even with the necessity of building in accessibility, nothing looks or feels contrived or institutional. Steve Riley of S.P. Riley Residential Design and Koehn worked hard to make sure that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steve Riley did a fabulous job both on the original design and making the necessary adjustments as the job progressed ... He was very critical in making this project work,â&#x20AC;? says Koehn. The exterior of the home is dramatic but also subtle. The sidewalks change elevation seamlessly and complement the home; this was done by building up the terrain so that the ramps become pathways. Darlene is the mother of this large brood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so important to build a home that worked for the whole family. A lot of thought and planning went into every bit of the house,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to get it right because we plan on being here for a long time. Ben is a full member of the family and now he is able to completely participate in family life. I would like to acknowledge the Vancouver Foundation for giving us a grant under their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;accessible housing programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to help with the part of the renovation that affected Ben. We really appreciate the help they gave us.

The new house is perfect for Ben and his family, with upgrades meant just for him such as exterior ramps, above, a lowered counter and sink in the kitchen, left, and his own dedicated bedroom and bathroom, below. Martin Knowles photos

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The heat of the summer â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some very interesting things are happening in the business. One of the big things is reasonably priced barbecues are now available with many of the features previously only available on high-priced models, features like rotisserie and rear burners,â&#x20AC;? Shivji says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Barbecues priced around $1,000, made in Canada or the U.S. ... are very well built with lots of bells and whistles. We scour suppliers to source out North American-built product. ... They are very well built and they come with a good warranty. There are some exceptions but readers in the market for a new barbecue, or other outdoor cooking product, should make sure the product is well made by a known brand, ... has a warranty and that replacement parts are available.â&#x20AC;? Shivji has a word of caution for people in the market for a new natural gas barbecue: check that the fittings are compatible with your home connection. It is frustrating for the person who has to go from store to store trying to match up the couplings. Shivji has plenty of advice for people looking to purchase a new barbecue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, make sure there is the good ten-year war-


ranty which means the manufacturer will stand behind their product. Secondly, the way the burners and valves are placed in the barbecue is very important. You need precision so that they heat evenly across the whole area. ... When you want high heat for searing meat or low heat for a roast you want to be able to count on your barbecue to deliver. Look for a manufacturer whose primary business is building barbecues; they are up on the new technology and the materials they use are very solid and stable. Thirdly, if you like to use the rotisserie for roasts or chicken, look for a rear burner which will give you the even heat you need in exactly the right place.â&#x20AC;? You should decide exactly how you are going to use your new barbecue. If the extent of your interest is hamburgers and hot dogs, simple is better. But if all your warm-weather cooking is done on the barbie, something more sophisticated is in order. After twenty-five years in the business, Shivji is still passionate. He feels he is not just selling barbecues but helping families have a great experience which will encourage more gettogethers with family, friends and neighbours.

Nash Shivji of The BBQ Shop in Coquitlam, far left, is passionate about barbecues, outdoor fire pits, above, and getting people together outside. There are a range of barbecues available, from the standard to the whimsical, left.


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Awnings an integral part of summer life By Maggie Calloway The sun is finally shining, and soon you will be looking for some relief from the heat. My master bedroom faces south and although I love the four big windows looking out onto my property, it can get brutal when the temperature rises. I installed a fantastic lateral arm awning (when I say me, I really mean a couple of strong male friends), which cuts the temperature down by at least 20 degrees. One of the great things about it is that I can vary the angle and when it is closed it tucks under my eaves so I can leave it up all year. Having the awning is the difference between sleeping through the night and not during the heat of the summer, which should be coming soon if this spring weather holds. When you think of awnings, you probably think of the canvas striped fabric that features prominently in movies, TV and our own childhood. However, there are a lot more options out there. Not being anywhere near an expert on various kinds of awnings, Phil Lemke at Langley Awning and Signs was tops on my list of people to call. “Customers come to us for a variety of reasons and not just in the summer,” he says. “It could be (because) rain is damaging their door and they need a fixed-frame awning for shelter. We are coming into the season when people are spending a lot of time outdoors and people are looking for shelter from the sun. Also, we install retractable awnings over hot tubs and pools for protection from both the sun and the rain. Even when it’s raining it’s great to be able to barbecue under cover.”

There are now remote controls for motorized awnings, and some can float in your hot tub with you. To get really fancy, there are wind sensors available which will retract the awning automatically when the wind kicks up even if you are not home. There are some with sun sensors; if you are not home and it’s a hot sunny day the awning will come out on its own. When you get home you can enjoy that cool drink on a cool patio or deck. “Vertical roll-up curtains are great for privacy from neighbours on a deck or to shield a hot tub and just like a retractable awning, (they) can be handcranked or motorized,” Lemke says. “You can have a drop curtain with any colour of fabric, even a fine mesh which allows you to see out but the neighbours can’t see in.” Roll shutters serve a completely different purpose. These are aluminum slats which roll up into a head box. These are primarily for security. If the family is away for part of the year they can seal up their house. When these shutters are down it doesn’t look like a fortress; it just looks like there are no windows if the colour matches the exterior. There truly is an awning or shutter for every purpose. If you’re like me, a good night’s sleep is a great reason to install one.

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Family game nights an excuse to play pool shark By Maggie Calloway Your home has been renovated and you now have this lovely big room with your new big screen TV for watching movies or hockey games, but it is a bit empty, a bit lonely. What to do? Nick Vinciguerra, owner of Classic Games and Billiards, has loads of great ideas for every member of the family. “Poker is still huge, especially now (that) we have high-stakes poker tournaments on television, people want their own authentic poker table and chips,” says Vinciguerra. “We have all styles; temporary tables you can put on top of a dining table or flip tops, it just depends what the client has room for in their home.” If you have fond memories of playing billiards in the basement, you’ll be pleased to know that billiards is still with us. Vinciguerra’s store is the only Authorized Brunswick Dealer Nick Vinciguerra, left, and John Hall of Classic Games and for the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley Billiards in Surrey are experts at pointing you towards the area, but now there is a great choice of styles perfect billiards table or dart board. With a variety of styles from the traditional to sleek and modern so available, including balls featuring your favourite hockey team, the heavy style of old, which for the most part above, there is no shortage of ways to make your games room doesn’t fit into today’s homes, is not your only your own. choice. Martin Knowles photos Vinciguerra says lots of people are buying a table and putting it in the dining room because cups of beer are placed in a triangle at both they don’t formally dine there any more so the room is not ends of the table and each team has to used. bounce or throw a ping pong ball to try and In days gone by it used to be men who bought pool tables land the ball in one of the opposing teams but he says it’s couples who come in and the female partner cups of beer. If the team is successful the opoften makes the decision on style. posing team has to drink the beer. “Interestingly the last year or so has seen darts become There is also the classic game of Foosball, huge,” Vinciguerra says. “(They’ve) started televising the world or perhaps table tennis is more your speed? championships out of England and viewers see how much Families are equipping their family rooms fun they are having, plus people are travelling more and are with a choice of games to encourage their exposed to people playing darts in the pubs overseas. Another teenagers and their friends to spend time at reason is it’s not expensive to buy everything you need so it’s home. The parents know where their kids within reach of most families.” are and get to know their friends; not a bad His store also sells Beer Pong equipment. For the unaware, strategy if they’re playing Beer Pong!

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Finding the perfect door like finding the key to your home By Maggie Calloway When I renovated my home years ago I replaced two doors that had been driving me crazy ever since I bought the house. The doors were hollow-core and every time I used them I gritted my teeth. They represented exactly what not to do and they felt like exactly what they were, cheaply made. I like a door with some heft and some solidness when swinging open and closed. I had a rule when renovating over the years: I would not buy something twice and until I decided where the door openings were going to be and what kind of door would be appropriate I would suffer in silence. Okay, sometimes not so silent. Glen Creer of Doors Vancouver gave me this credo: A door is like a key; it needs to fit the house if it’s going to be of any use. This means several things must work, including jamb thickness, overall height and width, swing direction and egress, material, glazing, tempering, thickness and fire rating, among other things. “A door is the entrance into what could easily be a room worth $50,000 and should be equal to the quality of the room,” Creer says. “It would be more than a little jarring to have a door which doesn’t fit the style of either the room or the whole house.” Creer has a very interesting take on the relationship between the economy since the 1920s and the style and quality of doors. He gave me a quick master class. The 1920s was the decade of the craftsman; lots of local high-quality woods and man power so the product was exceptionally great. The 1930s were the Depression years. The quality and the degree of decoration went down, and these years saw the emergence of the shaker style: no mouldings and very plain. The 1940s saw the beginning of the veneer

Glen Creer of Doors Vancouver says that a door is like a key; it needs to fit the house if it’s going to be of any use. With tons of styles available, you’ll be able to find the perfect door for any project you can imagine. Martin Knowles photos

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Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good time to start planting your vegetables You may not be able to grow every vegetable, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible to grow something even in a small space. By Maggie Calloway One of the best things anyone can do for themselves is grow as much of their own food as possible. I am so passionate about this I have 54 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; raised beds on my property. I love being able to grow a lot of my food. I refer to my veggie garden as my forty-foot diet, not only because it is obviously healthy to pick organically grown food out of my own garden but because I also love the feeling of being as self-sustaining as possible. I know I am blessed living on enough property to grow so much but you will be amazed at how much you can grow in a smaller space, even on a balcony. You are not going to grow tons of different vegetables but what about concentrating on growing all your own salad fixings? There are some great decorative tubs available and your secret weapon is how much you can grow vertically and in hanging baskets. My go-to person on all things regarding growing organic vegetables is the amazing Carolyn Herriot. She wrote The Zero-Mile Diet, which is a year-round guide to growing fabulous veggies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The very first thing, and the most important, is to build great soil. Everything starts with the soil; you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have great vegetables and fruit if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull nutrition from the earth,â&#x20AC;? Herriot says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save all your vegetable and fruit scraps, rake up your fallen leaves in the fall, all your grass clippings, and pile in your compost bins. In this climate we can grow vegetables all year round, so getting the soil right is paramount.â&#x20AC;? If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already have a prepared area in your garden to grow vegetables and the thought of digging out your lawn makes you shudder, there is a great way to build new beds using the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lasagna Method.â&#x20AC;? Herriot has a great section in her book giving instructions and I have used this method to great success in the past. First, decide the perimeters of the garden or bed then cover with a thick dusting of dolomite lime followed with a two-inch layer of manure, fresh or aged. Next, cover with a layer of plain cardboard, overlapping layers but omitting any coloured ink. Wet it down thoroughly then add a mixed layer of hay, grass clippings and leaves fol-

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GVHBA announces Ovation Award nominees By Kerry Vital The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will be giving a standing Ovation to its finalists at its third annual Ovation Awards this month, which honour excellence in new home and renovation design, construction, accessibility, sustainability, affordability, energy efficiency and heritage restoration. The list of finalists in 41 categories was released late last month. Among the group is Kenorah Construction & Design, ParkLane Homes, Portrait Homes and My House Design/Build Team, among many others. “Last year, Vancouver-area homebuilders spent nearly $4 billion on home renovation, and builders started construction on 17,867 new homes,” says GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson. “Residential construction is a major contributer to Metro Vancouver’s economy and the GVHBA is delighted to partner with FortisBC and the Homeowner Protection Office to honour the industry’s brightest stars.” Among the renovators, My House Design/ Build Team was nominated for nine awards, including Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and over and Best Custom Home: $1 million to $2 million. They are also up for the Custom Home Builder of the Year award. Kenorah Construction & Design is nominated for 15 awards, including Best Kitchen Renovation $100,000 and over, Best Renovated Room, RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated. ParkLane Homes reigns as the top-nominated builder, with 13 finalist nominations including Multi-Family Builder of the Year, Single-Family Builder of the Year and Best Single-Family Detached Home: 3,000 square feet and over. The nominations are spread over several ParkLane communities, including Headwater at Bedford Landing, Time at Walnut Grove and Winchester.

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t may just be the perfect night out for local theatre buffs who appreciate a compelling story — one which asks more questions than it answers. Langley Players present Timothy Findley’s The Stillborn Lover, April 19 to May 19. Findley a Canadian novelist and playwright whose tales often spanned decades, touched on war and wove complex relationships among characters, stayed true to form with this play, which is set in 1972 and follows Canadian diplomat Harry Raymond (Aldergrove actor Mike Busswood) who is suddenly recalled to Ottawa from Moscow. Raymond’s long-time friend, Michael Riordan, (Raymond Hatton, Victoria’s House) is on the cusp of winning his party’s leadership campaign and the prime ministership. But the real story lies in their history, which is poignantly revealed as the characters are forced to unravel the past — from post-war Nagasaki to Cold Warera Russia. With the past, come revelations that set off loyalty struggles, emotional confusion and misplaced trust. “It’s such an engaging story,” said director Lou Lou Leroux. And it is one which, she believes, will resonate with audiences. “People are always intrigued by watching someone’s life ruined before their eyes. People are drawn to that carnage,” she said. And when that picture is painted by a true artist with a fine brush it becomes that much tougher to look away, she noted. “(Findley) was a fine writer, known for being very rhythmic and putting images in (a reader’s) head,” said Leroux. “He creates a lot of moments that are very visual. “The chance to bring those pictures to life is quite thrilling.” As well as being evocative, The Stillborn Lover is also mentally and emotionally challenging in a way that community theatre audiences who are accustomed to light comedy fare might not expect. But it was a deliberate choice for the season’s final production, which the company plans to take to the zone competition being held in Langley later this spring. Mounting a drama (as opposed to a light comedy) for competition is fairly standard practise, said Leroux. While last year’s provincial contest winner — Langley Players’ production of Lost in Yonkers — married light-hearted dialogue with more serious themes, The Stillborn Lover takes on issues of mental

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Mary Renvall plays Marion Harris and Ashley Sutton is Diana Marsden in the Langley Players’ production of Timothy Findley’s The Stillborn Lover, at the Langley Playhouse each Thursday to Sunday from April 19 to May 19. health and sexual orientation amidst a sea of political intrigue. But the selection of Findley’s play — which, according to Leroux, greatly impressed the reading committee with the quality of its writing — goes beyond mere competition strategy. It’s Lou Lou helping to expand the reach of so-called “think pieces” beyond the arts community in Vancouver. “As professional companies are struggling — with the Vancouver Playhouse closing — I think the onus is on community theatres to put works on stage that are thought provoking and promote discussion,” Leroux said. “Realizing, of course, that we’re nonprofit and the time it takes to mount a large play.” For her part, it meant hours of research (and a crash course in Canadian history) in addition to all the elements that go into casting and rehearsing a theatre production. Leroux also sought assistance from outside the Players’ fold to serve the script as best she could. The production’s original

music was composed by Michelle Chattaway, a teacher at Langley Community Music School. But Chattaway wasn’t given an entirely free reign, said Leroux, because Findley was very specific that the music used in the play Leroux director be distinctly connected to memory. In The Stillborn Lover, the story being told is filtered through the eyes of Marion Harris, the wife of the recalled diplomat, who may be in the early stages of dementia. She is being played by Mary Renvall, who directed Lost in Yonkers and last appeared on stage with the Players in their 2009 production of Steel Magnolias. At the beginning of rehearsals, each actor was given a lump of playdough and asked to create something they felt symbolized their characters. “Mine was a boat with holes in it, because she’s been set adrift with holes in her memory or her life,” said Renvall. But don’t write her off, the actress advises. A former cipher clerk, Marion has a

“I think the onus is on community theatres to put works on stage that are thought provoking.”

quick mind and engages the RCMP in a game of cat and mouse. “She is really fun to play because she has a sharp mind and when she’s on, she’s on. “It’s almost like a game of battleships or chess. There are strategies being built,” said Renvall. “But there’s this huge question mark hanging over her head through the whole game.” Renvall is perhaps best known as a comedic actress, but when she took a trip down the Rabbit Hole with Surrey Little Theatre last year, Leroux, who was producing the play, got a glimpse of her serious side. “Everyone sees me as a comedy person, but now I have a chance to let my dramatic skills shine,” said Renvall. “This is a nice role,” she said. “Marion is well-rounded. She is a wife and mother, with a career and status in society. She really had it all.” The Stillborn Lover reunites Renvall on stage with Busswood, with whom she performed in Harvey, 19 years ago. “That’s been a real thrill,” she said. “He’s a well respected actor and it’s so nice to be on stage with him.” Audiences are advised that this production contains mature content and subtle nudity.


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Packaging? It’s stuff we barely glance at before throwing it away: it’s the wrapping around the real goods nestled inside, a nuisance factor in our daily lives that clogs recycling bins and landfills, a gorgeous distraction concocted by marketers to lure us into the consumer mindset. For artists Claire Moore, Jo Ann Sheen and Diana Durrand commercial packaging in all its gaudy, upscale, brash and crinkly forms has become the material of art in a show called Package Deal at the Fort Gallery, 9048 Glover Rd. The show runs April 18 to May 6, with the opening reception being held Saturday, April 21, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Anna’s husband was able to get much more work. He worked for various contractors and started buying older homes and fixing them up to sell. Eventually Anna and Aage built their own home for the family.

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a resident of Langley Gardens celebrated her 108th birthday on April 2nd of this year. Yes, 108 years old and she is healthy and, according to her family, ready to go for some time yet.

“My Mom took a part time job cleaning the Orpheum Theatre after Dad retired but otherwise she was a wife and mother, always at home. I would like say her long life is a result of her healthy lifestyle but Mom never was much for vegetables or fruit. She likes her bread and butter, mashed potatoes and her sweets. She still never misses a dessert at mealtime. She was not much of a drinker and while she did smoke for awhile she always assured us she didn’t inhale. She has always had porridge every morning and made sure we did to. Breakfast was always important and she made sure her children always ate healthy. We think about that now. Two of us have passed on and we have diseases such as diabetes and heart problems but Mom has never had any chronic ailments.”

I recently interviewed Anna’s youngest daughter Lula Hepperle who lives locally and is the primary family caregiver for her mother. “Mom is well aware what is going on but she has difficulty putting her thoughts into words but her personal strength and her love for those around her is one of the reasons why she endures,” says Lula. Anna was born in Denmark on April 2nd. 1904. She grew up there, married her husband Aage and had her first daughter while still in Denmark. Her husband was a carpenter by trade and with the approaching depression and Europe still recovering from WWI, they chose to immigrate to Canada in 1927. They arrived in New Brunswick and lived there for a time before relocating to the small town of Heaslip Ontario. By now they had added four more girls and son and the family had a small farm about six miles from the town. “My father was away a lot,” recalls Lula. “Times were tough for everyone and he had to travel to get carpentry work wherever possible so Mom was in charge. She was always a hard worker and expected us to all do our part as well. We had cows and horses and ducks and Mom made butter and sold it in town.”


Langley Times Anna Nielson, a resident of Langley Gardens celebrated her 108th birthday party on April 3 along with granddaughter Bonny Graham and dozens of other family and friends.

“She never complained and she always had a positive attitude. ‘Don’t worry about anything, worry will just make you sick,’ she always told us. She had lots of little sayings that we still remember. For instance, she would never bail us out of trouble, we knew right from wrong and we had to accept the consequences of our actions. “If you choose to sit on the stove, don’t complain about the blisters on your bum,’ she would tell us over and over.” “Mom is always kind hearted. She was

always helping out even when nobody had anything. Always had an open door for tea or a meal and whenever neighbour kids came over they left with a scarf or gloves or mittens if they didn’t have any. Still today, Mom will freely give out hugs and kisses to the other residents whether they have asked for it or not. I am sure it was lack of worry and the care she showed for others that have played a big part in her being with us still today.”

Anna’s friends and family have always remarked on her personal convictions and her practicality. “You never mistreated children or animals around my Mom,” recalls Lula. “She would never let anyone get away with being mean or neglectful. Once we had a neighbour that lived behind us who had a habit of leaving her baby in a basket out on her deck and it would cry. One day Mom noticed the lady had left the baby there and walked down to the store. When the baby started to cry, Mom went over, climbed up on the deck and brought the baby

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a young volunteer sat with us reading Mom some stories out of a fashion magazine showing â&#x20AC;&#x153;She shows no signs of slowing the latest fashions for models and movie stars. When she was down.â&#x20AC;? finished, she asked, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What did smiles Lula you think of that?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mom looked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once when one of her at me and said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What a load grandsons had a bum rash of B.S!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; You always know what that wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t clear up Mom Mom has on her mind; she has insisted the boy be left with her. No creams never played games with anyone.â&#x20AC;? or prescriptions, just olive oil, sunlight and letting him run around naked and it cleared up. Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solutions to problems were always pretty simple.â&#x20AC;? Anna moved to The Elm building in the Lions Complex in Langley in the early 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, spent some time in Jackman manor and has been a resident of Langley Gardens since 2005. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff at Langley Gardens is wonderful,â&#x20AC;? says Lula. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom gets great care and they are so respectful. I just wish there could be more of them, they work very hard and keep very busy. Mom is never isolated and because of her positive attitude, her laughs and her smiles, she has many friends there. That is so important in keeping peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirits up.â&#x20AC;? When we discussed all the changes Anna has seen in the world in 108 years, Lula smiles and says that Anna is not impressed by things unless they are practical. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once when Mom was in Jackman Manor,

Lula has inherited a lot of her Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traits. In addition to visiting her Mom as often as she can, Lulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s husband had a debilitating cardiac arrest last summer so she makes regular hospital visits to be with him as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom always taught us to accept what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been given and deal with it; donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worry and things will work out. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s difficult to leave her each week, she always asks if she can come home, but I visit regularly so she knows sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not forgotten.â&#x20AC;? Anna is now considered to be the oldest living person in the Province of B.C and has quite a legacy behind her. She has 17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 18 great, great grandchildren and 3 great, great, great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She shows no signs of slowing down,â&#x20AC;? smile Lula, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re certainly happy to have her around as long as she wants. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an inspiration to everyone she touches.â&#x20AC;?

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exico is changing. The economy in the tourist areas of the Rivera Nayarit is booming and there are more jobs for local people. One of the reasons we love this area is because it is easily accessible from the Puerto Vallarta airport. Close to touristy Sayulita and artsy San Francisco, Rincon de Guayabitos and its hard working sister La Peñita are more laid back and far less expensive. Having visited the area so many times we’ve grown to know it really well and consider it an easy jumping off point to some of the less known destinations. Conversely, the drug war and its effects are having an impact as well. This year in addition to seeing more of the real Mexico and its charm, we also saw first hand that if you travel off the beaten path, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the travel advisories being issued. We enjoy visiting the Jaltemba Bay area, a place reminiscent of old Mexico. No parasailing or busy nightclubs here. After a one year absence we returned and found that while not much has changed the troubles plaguing Mexico are having an effect on some of the beautiful but less travelled destinations to the north. One of our favourite destinations is Tepic. Tepic is the capital of the state of Nayarit and is a shopping mecca for all things leather. From saddles to sandals Tepic has it all. Not promoted as a North American travel destination, Tepic, for the most part attracts more Mexican and South American tourists. We are familiar with the city and we knew that the two hour bus ride offers the opportunity to see some spectacular scenery and we also knew that the bargains on leather goods were outstanding so we decided to go. We boarded the Pacifico bus and prepared for the two hour journey that would take us north. Once we arrived we went in search of cowboy boots or sandals for the grandsons and shoes for me. The leather stores take up a three block radius and are interspersed with little restaurants and taco stands. Finding what we were looking for didn’t take long and within an hour we had boots, sandals and shoes... at bargain

prices. The cowboy boots were 213 pesos or just under twenty dollars and my real leather shoes were a steal at 100 pesos (about eight dollars). After that it was time for lunch and a margarita in a familiar restaurant that overlooked the City Square. Because it was still relatively early in the day we decided to explore more of the shops. We noticed that the square was somewhat empty and as usual we were the only non Mexicans on the street. About 15 minutes later, we saw two police in full military garb complete with body armour, baklavas’, helmets and carrying submachine guns. Three more police quickly followed and then two more yet again. They were walking purposefully through the square so we knew something was up and we decided that it was time to ‘get out of Dodge’ so we grabbed a cab and left for the central bus terminal. Mexico has an amazing bus system and you can get practically anywhere on a bus and within the hour, we were on our way down through the mountains to the coast.

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A Mexican Vacation as going to Tepic. We met people off the cruise ship and enjoyed our time in the area immensely

wouldn’t be a good idea; I kept silent and looked straight ahead. After a short conversation with the Mexican behind us, he left the bus and you could feel the relief.

Some say that Mexico isn’t as safe as it was before the drug war We found and in some out that a few ways this days earlier is true. The the United best advice States had still applies whether you visit Mexico or imposed a travel warning for Tepic and any other country. Stay away from people areas north as rival gangs were present in who do drugs, drink the area and violence The best advice still applies responsibly and don’t could flare at any time. whether you visit Mexico do anything you The Rivera Nayarit wouldn’t do at home. or any other country. and Jaltemba Bay area When asked “Will I Stay away from people who are unaffected by the continue to go back do drugs, drink responsibly and troubles to the north to Mexico and explore and the people are hondon’t do anything you some destinations est, warm and friendly. wouldn’t do at home. that are off the beaten The atmosphere is very path? I reply “yes … in laid back and everyone a heartbeat!” Will I check the travel advisohas a mañana attitude. Close to Puerto ries before I go, you bet I will! Vallarta you can do a day trip just as easily

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Small or large - which are you? Robert Elmore Like them or not, the arrival of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest cruise ships, has done all cruisers a great favour. With their 5400 passengers, the Allure and Oasis of the Seas have finally forced cruisers to once and for all take a position on the size of cruise ships that they like. Many people love the huge ships with a dozen restaurants and multiple exciting show and entertainment venues. I mean, with zip lining, rock-climbing walls and ice rinks, the possibilities really seem endless now for big-ship lovers. But, in greater numbers, people are turning to smaller ships. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be getting off with 5000 people in the Caribbean Islands or in a charming European village. They want less hustle, less bustle, fewer schedules, fewer purchase decisions presented aboard, and unique ports that they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen before. They love the fact that they can leave their formal clothes at home, and enjoy a more culturally-immersive experience. Smaller ships often visit smaller ports that larger ships simply cannot visit, and they stay longer - with many late-night, and overnight stays to really show you how locals live. The ships of Azamara and Oceania are front runners in the smaller-ship category. With just 694 guests, these ships are delivering what many say is the finest cruise

experience theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had. Top-notch service, incredible food, no formal nights to pack for, no schedules, and unique ports of call with more time in port. Instead of waiting for your turn to disembark with 5000 people, you can simply stroll on and off the ship at your leisure. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe the difference that just 694 guests makes to your trip. Food is once again prepared fresh and service soars. The itineraries are unusual and spectacular. Enjoy overnight stays in many ports of call allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture and see how the locals live. Gratuities are often included as well as many other items that are charged on the larger ships. Single occupancy fares are often just 125% instead of the industry standard of 200%, so Azamara and Oceania are a great way for single travellers to avoid paying for both beds in their cabin. Unique ports, less hustle, fewer onboard costs, upgraded food and service, easy access on and off the ship and extended port stays make smaller-shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cruising a delight. Whether it be a river cruise in Europe or an ocean cruise of the Mediterranean, if you feel that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to try something different this year, these smaller ships might be the perfect choice for you. Robert Elmore is the owner of Cruise Encounters, located in Walnut Grove












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• Langley Meals on Wheels Service Society is opening its seventh location for Food & Friends in the Willowbrook/Willoughby area. This event will take place twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday, with the first one starting on April 24. The new location is at the Renaissance Retirement Residences at 6676 203 St., with lunch being served at 11:30 a.m. The cost for the lunch is $3 and participants are asked to register by calling 604-539-0571. • Mom’s Morning Out Aldergrove Alliance Church, located at 26291 28 Ave. is hosting Mom’s Morning Out each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Local moms are enjoying free babysitting for their infants to two year olds and free pre-school in the Bumblebees program for ages three to Kindergarten. Meanwhile, they are meeting with other local moms, enjoying a cup of coffee and snacks while exchanging parenting ideas, concerns, challenges and advice. All moms in the area are invited to attend. If you would like more information you can call the church office at 604-8563447. Spring session runs to May 29. • Isn’t It Romantic? An afternoon with Lee McKenzie April 17, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at City of Langley Library, 20399 Douglas Cres. • Harlequin Author and four-time Golden Heart finalist Lee McKenzie has many books to her credit, among them The Wedding Bargain, Firefighter Daddy, and The Christmas Secret. Hear Lee read and talk about her books at the City of Langley Library. Please call or visit to let them know you are coming. • Langley Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday evening in Langley City Hall on the second floor in the CFK room, the address is 20399 Douglas Cres. Meetings take place from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this supportive and friendly learning environment. Any questions, contact John at 604-530-2075. • Langley Newcomers and Friends is a social group open to all women. It meets the first Tuesday of the month at W.C. Blair Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m. Email • Protecting Your Finances for Seniors April 17, 3 p.m. at Langley Lodge, 5451 204 St. Protect yourself against frauds, scams, identity theft, telemarketing. Speaker: Shelley McClenahan, B.C. Centre for Elder Advocacy Support. RSVP to Dayna 604-532-4241 or

• E-Publishing Seminar April 19 at 7 p.m. Russ Crossley, author of 60 e-book titles, will speak about E-publishing at the Murrayville Library. Phone the library at 604-533-0339. • Langley Field Naturalists’ April general meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 7:15 p.m. at Langley Community Music School, 4899 207 St. Program: “Living on the (Ice) Edge: Baffin Bay in the Midnight Sun” by John Lowman. Info at www. • Sharing and Caring Social at the Langley Seniors Recreation and Resource Centre. Most Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., $3 drop-in. Noted biologist, lecturer and author David Hancock will speak about whales. Come and hear their remarkable story. • Langley Writers’ Guild (all genres) meets on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at Langley City Library. Also one evening meeting per month if enough interest. Call Doris at 604-534-3384. • Langley Amateur Radio Association (LARA) meets first Thursday of the month (unless otherwise advised) at 1900 hrs local; at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32 Ave. Email: Al or Don dondee@


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• Choosing to Smile April 18 7 p.m. 8 p.m. Come for an informal and uplifting evening with Michelle Rickaby and Glenda Standeven, authors of Choosing to Smile. Learn how this book came to be and ask questions about the writers’ unique stories. Autographed book copies will be available for sale. Registration is required for this free program. To register, please call 604-532-3590 or visit Muriel Arnason Library, located at 20338 65 Ave. • Opus One Women’s Ensemble meets 7 p.m to 9 p.m. in the choir room at R.E. Mountain Secondary School 7755 202A St. This threepart women’s choir accepts new members (no experience necessary) throughout the year. No audition. For more info email opusonewe@ • Coffee Break Ladies, come for coffee and fellowship with other ladies as they discuss God’s word together. Meet every Wednesday morning from 9:15 to 11 a.m. at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52 Ave. All are welcome — free babysitting and story hour for children. Please contact Jacoba at 604-534-1826 if you have any questions or need a ride.

FRIDAY • Langley Legion Branch 21, at 20570-56 Ave., holds a bake sale every Friday at 6 p.m.

SATURDAY • Uplands Elementary Spring Craft Fair Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bake sale, test drive event, raffle, Lolli-pop the clown, barbecue, and other activities. 4471 207A St. Email • Critter Care Gala April 28, at Langley Seniors’ Centre 20605, 51B Ave. No host bar at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Live/silent auctions, games and more. Tickets $75 each ($45 tax receipt per ticket available). Limited seating – purchase tickets now to avoid disappointment. Critter Care Wildlife Society provides care for native B.C. mammals.

SUNDAY • Supporting Your Child’s Special Education Advocacy workshop for parents of children with learning disabilities or other special needs. Sunday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please register at the Learning Disabilities Association-Fraser South. Call 604-591-5156 or visit • The Seventh Annual St. George’s Day British Motoring Show invades Fort Langley with more than 75 cars, motorcycles, a double decker bus and London taxis on April 22. The Langley Mostly British Motoring Club (L.A.M.B. for short) sponsors and organizes the show, which is free to the general public and open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort Langley Community Hall in Fort Langley.

MONDAY • Pyjama Storytime A half hour of stories, rhymes and songs for children aged two to six and their caregivers. Children are welcome to come in pyjamas and bring a soft toy. Aldergrove Library, April 23, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. • The Langley Minor Hockey Association is holding their annual general meeting and awards night on April 23. All LMHA members are invited to attend. Members are also encouraged to step forward and join the volunteer executive committee for the 2012/13 season.The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the AGM.It will take place at the Langley Events Centre, 7888 200 St.

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Langley Junior Blaze’s Justin Lawrence stays away from a low pitch during his team’s season-opening doubleheader at McLeod Park against the North Delta Junior Blue Jays. North Delta won the opener 2-0, but the Jr. Blaze bounced back to take the rematch 5-2. Langley hosts the Abbotsford Junior Cardinals on Wednesday at McLeod Park.

Shayne Clark’s third-inning single scored Justin Lawrence for what turned out to be the winning run in a 5-2 Langley Junior Blaze victory. The Blaze were facing the North Delta Junior Blue Jays in a season-opening B.C. Junior U16 Premier Baseball League doubleheader at McLeod Park. The Jr. Blue Jays won the opener 2-0 before Langley took game two by a 5-2 score. In the second game, Liam Godfrey went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Mason Verge hit a double, scored twice and also drove in a run. Matthew Reston also had an RBI double. On the mound, Kyle Ross allowed

two runs over five and a third innings, while striking out four batters. The first game was a pitchers’ duel. Grahame Bailey took the loss for the Jr. Blaze, allowing just two hits and no earned runs. North Delta scored the game’s only runs in the second inning off a couple of Langley errors, two passed balls and a wild pitch. The Jr. Blaze offence was kept at bay as the team managed just three singles off winning pitcher Ryan Braun. Langley is back in action on Wednesday (April 18) when they face the Abbotsford Jr. Cardinals (0-2) at McLeod Park.

Blaze roughed up by Athletics The Langley Blaze were lit up for 33 runs over four weekend games as they went 1-3 during a two-day trip to Kelowna. Facing the Okanagan Athletics in U18 B.C. Premier Baseball League action, Langley lost 7-5 and 12-6 on Saturday.They did bounce back to win the opener on Sunday, 3-2, but lost the final game of the weekend set, 12-7. The results dropped the Blaze to 4-3 and they will look to return to the win column tonight (Tuesday) when they host the Coquitlam Reds (4-1) at McLeod Park (6:30 p.m.). Okanagan improved to 6-2. Athletics 7 Blaze 5 Langley was six outs away from victory, leading 5-3 before surrendering four runs. Liam Stroud was tagged with

the loss, giving up three earned runs. He did finish with four strikeouts in three innings. Tyler O’Neill and Matt Cratty both drove in a pair of runs for the Blaze. Athletics 12 Blaze 6 Okanagan used some big innings — four runs in the second, three in the fourth and five in the fifth — plus took advantage of five Langley errors to take game two on Saturday as well. Justin Geerts was charged with the loss, although only four of the seven runs he surrendered were earned. Greg Rodgers had a pair of RBIs in the losing cause. Blaze 3 Athletics 2 Langley scored twice in the fourth inning to tie the game and Bobby St. Pierre scored Tanner

Shaer with an RBI single in the sixth for the winning run. Michael Dagg had a two-run triple in the fourth. Jon Bauer earned the win, going five solid innings and surrendering just two unearned runs. Cortez Chappell pitched the final two innings for the save, striking out three and allowing just a single hit. Athletics 12 Blaze 7 Okanagan scored a dozen runs on 15 hits as they roughed up the Blaze pitching staff for the third time in four games. Luke Miller took the loss as he was one of five Langley pitchers in the game. Bill Germaine drove in a pair, while Josh Wray, Dagg and St. Pierre had one RBI apiece in the losing cause.

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Langley Blaze catcher Preston Kokotailo tags out Okanagan Athletics’ base runner Brandon Sonnenberg in the first of four games between the two B.C. Premier Baseball League rivals over the weekend in Kelowna.

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Six-year-old Josian Giesbrecht winds up and fires during tyke division ball hockey. The Valley Ball Hockey Association, which has more than 1,100 players between the ages of five and 19, is now in full swing.

Thanks to surplus funds from their fundraising efforts, Langley FC has some extra money available for their financial aid program. The soccer club recently organized and hosted a referee training program, with all the profits put towards the LFC financial aid program. A couple dozen people attended the training from several local soccer clubs and are now able to referee and/or line games. “We are able to further help community members play soccer who might otherwise not be able to play soccer,” said Cindy Andal, Langley FC president. “We are helping youth gain experience, confidence and a little pocket money by

and more then 30 players have earned scholarships directly from universities and colleges all over North America. One of those Langley FC players was Ally Williamson, an LFC keeper who has gone on to the UBC program and was the Canada West rookie of the year. All of this is done to achieve the association’s goal of offering “high-quality, life-long soccer experiences” for male and female players of all ages, Andal said. They also want a place for adults to continue in the game once they return from their university careers. Visit or email for more details on the financial aid options or how to register for one of the aid programs.

(refereeing) soccer games and our club now has a larger ref pool to choose from. “It’s a winwin for everyone.” Langley FC also works with government and community programs who offer financial assistance including Athletics for Kids (A4K), KidSport Langley, and the Canadian Tire JumpStart program. As part of Langley FC’s philosophy of “life-long soccer” they also offer their U18 players the opportunity to apply for an LFC scholarship towards their post-secondary education, and they offer guidance and support to players who apply for soccer scholarships directly at universities and colleges. Over the past five years dozens of Langley FC players have received LFC scholarships

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Above: Walnut Grove Gators’ Brenden Elliott (with ball) is congratulated by Trevor Richardson (left) and Tyler Lewis after his second-half try during senior boys rugby at WGSS on Thursday. Below: A determined Jin Ku Yun attempts to escape a tackle as the Gators hammered the visiting Chilliwack Storm 51-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Storm no match for Gators

The Walnut Grove Gators continue to run roughshod over their opponents. The senior boys’ rugby team improved to 3-0 after shellacking the visiting Chilliwack Storm 51-0. The two teams hit the pitch at Walnut Grove Secondary School on Thursday (April 12). Zach Liliberte scored two trys and three converts, while Mook Kim, Jin Ku Yun, Kadyn Foster,Trevor Richardson, Brenden Elliott, Min Jun Park and John Quon each had one try. The Gators are atop the Fraser Valley tier 2 Eastern Division standings and they have outscored their foes 13810 in the process. The team hosts D.W. Poppy today (Tuesday) at WGSS.


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Local pair help Pilots capture provincial title A pair of local hockey players helped the Abbotsford Pilots win the Cyclone Taylor Cup. Langley’s Kyle Star and Aldergrove’s Chris Vinette helped the Pilots to a thrilling 3-2 double overtime victory over the Victoria Cougars on Sunday at Abbotsford’s MSA Arena in the championship game for the Cyclone Taylor Cup. Abbotsford went 2-1 in the round robin, with their lone loss

coming to the Cougars in the opening game. Vinette finished the tournament with two goals and an assist in the four games, while Star played in all four games, but was held off the scoresheet. Both are forwards. In the championship final, the Pilots had forced overtime with 70 seconds to go and then won it on Garett Lynum’s goal 4:17 into the fifth period.






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May 22, 1926 - April 4, 2012 Passed away peacefully, at Langley Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side. Predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) and son Johnny. Survived by her son Rick (Rosemary), daughters: Dora (John), Margaret (Gordon); 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday April 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Dora’s home, 20618 - 98th Avenue, Langley, BC. She will remain in our hearts and thoughts forever!


ZAZULA, Dorothy Jean “Dot” Dot passed away peacefully at home on April 11, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Jim, son Wayne (Julie) Zazula, daughter Crissy (Brad) Spady, grandchildren Courtney Jean Spady and Chad Spady, sisters Gladys Paulson and Evelyn Lien as well as many other relatives and friends. A wonderful woman, she will forever be in our hearts.


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COMPTON, Margarette February 7, 1936 - April 5, 2012

With heavy hearts and much love we announce the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt. Marg was a very loving lady with a big heart. She was very supportive of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marg passed away at home with family by her side after a valiant struggle with cancer. Marg is survived by her loving husband of 57 years Walter, her children, Wayne (Violet), Gary (Charlene), Gail (Danny), Michele (Bob), Tim (Doris), 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters. There will be a service on Friday, April 20th at 2:00pm @ Valley View Funeral Home, 14660 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to BC Cancer Foundation or charity of your choice. Forever in our hearts.

HAMLIN, Lester Emil - (aka Hammy or Bud) b.d. August 27, 1918, passed away on April 1, 2012, at the Langley Hospice. Hammy, as he was known by his army buddies and truck driver friends, loved to drive. Bud, was the name his father called him, and the rest of his family and friends knew him by. Bud is survived by his loving wife Lou (Norma Louise), children, Jack & Gisele, Dawn, Kate & Greg, Jim & Jodi. He adored his grand children and great grand children and spoke often of his friend, Bones. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Langley Hospice Society, 20660 - 48th Ave., Langley BC V3A 3L6. There will be no service, as per Bud’s request. We will all miss him very much. “Take her easy on the corners….”

A service of remembrance will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy, Langley, B.C. on April 20, 2012 at 2 p.m.


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In lieu of flowers donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. Hendersons


John (Jack) Naylor Penzer The family of John (Jack) Naylor Penzer wish to advise of his passing on April 7, 2012. Born in Murrayville on January 15, 1923, to parents Alf and Ina Penzer, Jack attended public school in Langley, prior to attending U.B.C. and later The University of Alberta, in Edmonton, where he graduated from the faculty of Dentistry in 1947. Jack returned to Langley where he practiced for over 40 years. During his practicing years, he served in a variety of positions on the executive of the BC Dental Assn. In recognition of his expertise and contributions to the practice of Dentistry he received a fellowship in the American College of Dentistry. Jack is missed by his children; Lynn (Ron) Niblow and Doug (Ingrid) Penzer as well as 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and extended family; Roberta, Lesley, Heidi (Angelo), John (Pam). Jack is appreciated for always having a smile for everyone, and in return he always recognized a former patient by their smile. Jack will be remembered for being a kind and exceedingly generous man. Jack was recently a resident of Magnolia Gardens, and most recently at Rosewood Manor, and the family would like to extend their thanks to the staffs of each for the level of care he received there. Jack donated generously to the Langley Salvation Army, and in lieu of flowers please send any donations to the Salvation Army in his name.



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CASUAL NIGHT DRIVER Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc., an innovative leader in the B.C. feed industry, has an immediate opening for a casual night driver. Minimum 2 years class 1 driving experience is required. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest and resume, including references to:

Operations Manager Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc. 33777 Enterprise Avenue Abbotsford, BC V2S 7T9 Fax: 604-859-7011 Email:

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We require a Purchasing Agent who has several years of purchasing experience in metal fabrication and custom equipment manufacturing. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to a qualified candidate. Reply by Email to or by fax to 604-513-9905

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DRIVERS REQUIRED HTL Transport LTD. Hiring long haul Class 1 flatdeck drivers to run AB. High Pay & new trucks. Must travel to the U.S. 2 yrs exp & clean drivers abstract.

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



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 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: 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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Advertising Sales Consultant The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, April 20, 2012 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to No phone calls please.

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CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. Earn while you learn 15 week paid training & work exp. Call today: #778-278-4777 Langley

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LACL is accepting apps. to support a vibrant, high energy young lady in her Langley home. Focus of position is to support her in community & emphasis on physical activity at home & in community. Knowledge and exp. supporting individuals with Autism & ABA therapy would be an asset. Position is 21 hours/week, rate of pay $18.27/hour. Includes health & welfare benefits. Standard 1st aid, clear criminal record, driver’s abstract, TB clearance & doctor’s certificate of good health is req. Quoting Comp #LT04612-KJ fax resume to 604-534-4763 or email Thank you to all those who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



The position involves constant standing with repetitive twisting and heavy lifting. Other responsibilities include placing mixes into blenders and operating the control panel. The candidate will also be required to clean out machines including the general clean up of plant and yard. The successful applicant will be a self starter and have some computer skills and be able to learn quickly other computer programs. This position is a starting shift of 6am - 2:30pm and is suited for candidates who have their own transport. Email to:

Civil & Park Constructors Seeks Flagperson for project in Surrey. Must have own vehicle. Must be certified. Min. 1 year experience in Traffic control. Fulltime $15 - $18 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or

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Please E-mail Resume: Langley Montessori Early Learning Centre at 21514, Old Yale Road in Langley requires Early childhood Educator for children aged 3 months to 3 years. Must hold ECE certificate. Must be fully Montessori trained and experienced teacher. Must have experience of 2-3 years with Infant and Toddler group. Job is full time 40 hrs. a week. Salary $18/hr. with other benefits. Must have knowledge of English and Mandarin. Please send your resume to: 604-532-5634. OUTDOOR WORKERS Needed immediately. Individuals must be motivated and energetic. Must be fluent in the English language. Seasonal employment working 40 hrs./week @ $9.50/hour. Come in person to: 5151 - 152nd St. Surrey, to drop of resume and fill out application.

Door distributor & manufacturer has a Full-Time opportunity available for 40hrs./wk. with our growing company. Experience is an asset. Must be career driven to join our dynamic team! Opportunity available for career advancement! Competitive Wages & Benefits!


PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18, who are attending a recovery program for alcohol and/or drug addiction. Qualified applicants must be available on weekends and have a home that can accommodate one to two youth and meet all safety requirements. Training and support is provided. If interested, please call a member of our Family Recruiting Team at:






NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED Custom Building Products has an immediate permanent opening for a Batch Operator 1 at our Surrey, location.



ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED is recruiting Line Cooks and Guest Services positions for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. E-mail your resume to: or fax: 1-204-632-8575. Want to turn your castoffs into cash? You don’t need magic to do the trick. All you need is a classified ad. Call us today to place your ad. 604.575.5555 toll-free 1.866.575.5777

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Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic - Truck Van-cam Freightways Ltd. requires a full-time Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic with truck experience. This position is located at our Surrey Terminal (10155 Grace Road). Applicants should have related experience, a positive attitude and able to work in a team environment. This is a busy facility providing service to a large fleet of Company Owned Trucks and Trailers. Submit a detailed resume and email/cover letter to: or fax: 604-587-9889 or call Derek at 604-587-9818 (leave a message) Van Kam is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Environmental Responsibility. Van Kam thanks you for your interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.



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F/T LABOURER req. for comm. trailer servicing co. Basic construction skills preferred. Duties incl cleaning & some heavy lifting. Drivers Lic. required. Email resume & wage exp. to:

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Pool & Construction Co. looking for labourers. F/T work. Reliable, good physical shape. Must have own transportation. Starting $15-$18. Call (604)657-2083 or Email resume

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS F/T Reception/A/P position avail . Must be well organized ,exc.communicaton skills, gen.knowledge of accounting & min. 2 yrs office exp. Email resume to / fax 604-576-1304

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T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502.


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Ritchie-Smith Feeds, Inc., an innovative leader in the B.C. feed industry, has an immediate opening for a millwright with a 3rd class Power Engineering ticket. Previous maintenance experience is an asset. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest and resume, including references to:


Seeks Site Office Assistant for various projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Must speak fluent English. Must be computer literate First Aid an asset. Fulltime $14 - $17 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email:

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A full service Natural Foods retailer based on Vancouver Island with two stores, located Parksville and Qualicum Beach. We are looking for individuals interested in growing their careers with our company as we expand, while promoting healthy, low impact life styles. Applicants must: - have retail grocery store experience - be willing to work full time - be looking for advancement opportunities - be willing to work flexible hours Successful applicants will likely have a management background in produce or grocery retailing and be willing to relocate for career advancement, as we grow. Naked Naturals offers a competitive wage and benefit program, with job security. Please make your applications to: Kris Baker - - 250-594-0277


Outside Sales Representative Commander Warehouse Equipment Ltd. is expanding its Sales Staff in the Lower Mainland and requires motivated and driven Outside Sales Representatives to join us. Successful candidates will receive a base salary, commissions, car allowance and benefits. Please email your resume to:

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$28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal.

Offering Great Benefits Including: Company Vehicle, Paid Travel, Support Crews, Top Wages, Health/Dental, Pension & Company Uniforms. Must have proven ability to install using RCABC roofing practices and follow WCB regulations. Fax resume: 604-944-2916, Call Adam: 604-944-2977 or e-mail Visit:


Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! Call our office or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley


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F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

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EXCAVATOR OPERATOR Seeks Excavator Operators for projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Min. 5 years experience in heavy equipment operation. Fulltime $25 - $30 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email:


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A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

GARDEN MAINT., Pruning, Power Raking, Trimming, Aeration & more. Free Est. Jason @ 604-614-5954. GARDEN TOPSOIL $20 per yard. Delivery available with 5 yard dump trailer. Mushroom manure $10/yard. Small tractor avail. for levelling. 604-768-7571 or 604-856-4255


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

CALL NOW! 604-312-5362 Now is the time to get the jobs done that you’ve been putting off H Bath & Kitchen Reno’s H Sundecks, Patios, Doors & Mouldings H Full Basement Reno’s for that Mortgage Helper ✱ Licensed, Full Service Contractor with over 25 years exp & all available trades. Many ref’s. Unbeatable prices & exc quality.

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FINER CUT YARD SERVICES. Lawn mows, flower bed maint., gutter cleaning. General labour, WCB Ins, Free est. “ask if I can do it” Call Tim (604) 539-1024.

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Member of B.B.B. & G.V.H.B.A., WCB and liability insured, ref’s. .Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services

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Call Gary Ward @ Your Reno Crew 604-530-1175

POWER RAKING $75 U-RAKE We rake $150; Aeration $55. Reg. size lot. Exc service. 604-818-4142


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A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

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INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.


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For all your decorating needs, why not call a Master Painter?

~MASTER CARPENTER~ Framing, Finishing Millwork, Cabinets Complete Renovations Additions, Decks Gazebos, etc. Local references available

I JUST TURNED 80 My Dr. says “SLOW DOWN” My wife says “QUIT”

Payment upon satisfactory completion.

I say “let’s make a deal on trees & shrubs”

All Areas of Painting, 38 yrs exp. Int./Ext. Com/Residential Free Est. /Triple A/BBB Rating Call Dan Laybourn anytime!

Call Derek (604)720-5955

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Call 604-309-9399 MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

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Jnbz PAINTING, Top Quality Painting. Int./Ext. Comm/Res. Reas. Rates, Free Estimates Call Jan (778)552-4926


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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

Bathrooms, Kitchens Additions, Carpentry Work, Painting. Refs.


We Do Small Jobs

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FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!




SINCE 1977

Rooms from $99 inc. paint

ECKLAND RENOVATIONS & LANDSCAPING • Carpentry •Finishing • Moulding • Handyman • Int./Ext. Painting / Staining • Drywall • Fencing • Restoration • Pressure Washing • Mechanical • Door installation • Home Repairs & Maintenance • Electrical • Plumbing • Fixture Installation

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

Over 2000 colours to choose from Exterior 2012 Specials!

CEILINGS OUR SPECIALTY Paul Schenderling 604-530-7885 / 604-328-3221


(778)822-2467 Truck Load $99 8 Cu.Yd Trailer Load $149

Clint 778-928-3693

RENOVATIONS: Sundecks, patios, stairs, sheds, garages, basements. 25 yrs exp. Free est. 604-614-9140

P.P.C. 778-278-3676


Rubbish Removal




Waste Removal Service


1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.



Household / Construction Single Item to Multiple Loads

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

We’ll Move it All

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Call 604-813-9104

~ Free Estimates ~ SENIORS DISCOUNT

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Local & Long Distance



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


Call Ian 604-724-6373

#1 Soils, manure, gravels, lime stone, lava, sand. Del or p/u 604882-1344 visit / bulk material for pricing.

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

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread .Super Spring Cleaning Mobile $99 Ranchers $149

TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060



CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 FAWN PUG PUPPIES - ready to go. Have shots, vet checked. Adorable. $650/ea. (604)607-0207 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or Yellow Labs, p/b, 5m, 2f, $700, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)7947633 (604)997-3040 No Sun. calls.


Great price refs Paul 604-328-0527

Easy on your Budget Excellent Reference, Lic. & Ins. 10% off any written quote! WCB Skyview Roofing 604 - 317 - 4729

Spring Special Only $210 + taxes. Call Clint @ Fraser Valley Septic - 604-856-7816

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Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


Light fixture. Suitable for dining room (gold colour and glass), Shelves, medium brown (2). Recliner chair green (hardly used) North Delta. 604-591-9740


Spacious, Clean Bachelor, 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Heat, Hot Water,



DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.

ALDERGROVE MINT 2 bdrm, 2 bath + den. Sec. prkng. Near shops & schools. 6 high eff. appl.,granite, $1200/mo. (778)879-9778

STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.


CHELSEA Terrace - 20244 Michaud Unique - must see ! spacious 2 bedroom split level apartment conveniently located close to downtown Langley. Quiet , adult oriented , secure building. $950-995 per month - call Don for info or showing 604-626-7331 pictures on Craigslist - Seniors discount


CLOVERDALE BENBERG APTS. 17788 57 Ave. Senior building,1 & 2 bdrm suites avail now. Starting at $700 to $850/mo. 604-574-2078

MERRITT SxS Duplex. DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748. Whether it is comic books, dirt bikes or video games you crave…

You will find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds!


LANGLEY 202/53A. 2 Bdrm $915, Heat/hot water incl, close to shopping. Quiet family complex, no pets, 604-539-0217. LANGLEY



WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422 RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here. Call us toll-free 1-866-575-5777


Large 1 Bdrm. Apts $200 Move-In Allowance Please call for details. On-site manager. Suites include fridge, stove, drapes & carpeted throughout. Hot water & parking included. Close to shopping & schools, on bus route. Seasonal swimming pool & tennis court. Some pets welcome.


SUPERB 24TH Annual Auction. Horse drawn carriages & sleighs. Plus incredible offering horse era antiques. Sunday, May 6, 12 Noon, Al Oeming Park; Bodnarus Auctioneering. Phone 306-227-9505. Canada’s Best.


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HUGE Mulit House Sale, tools, furniture, garden equip. 20567 Grade Cres Sat April 21 9am to 3pm

TIME FOR A NEW CAR? See’s Automotive Section in 800’s

Call 604-533-0209

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Fender BASE GUITAR, case and amp. Good condition. $250. Call: (604)856-1306



APPLIANCES LIKE NEW Super capacity WASHERS/DRYERS Newer self & easy clean STOVES Super clean Fridge’s, Stackers & more Warranty, delivery, low prices 19897-56 Ave. 604-534-4402 ----------------------------------------APPLIANCES WANTED * Free pick-up* 604-339-0744

Cloverdale - 18862 57 Ave. Sat. April 21st, 9am - 4pm. Good tools & household items.

Best Local Roofs & Repairs

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




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


Pac-Man Movers 20 years exp ~ Reas rates. Call Kevin: (604)837-2744

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

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

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




CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978





12x68 3Bd, 2ba Mobile in Abby prk home $29,900, pad $480/mo. Also: 1979 14x70 fully reno’d w/dlx bath $59,900. Call Chuck 604-830-1960

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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The Parkview Terrace

5400 ~ 204 St. 2 bdrm Corner Suite Avail. Heat, H/W, cable incl, in a adult - oriented building. Avail May 1. N/S, N/P. For info

Call: 604-220-6905 LANGLEY

The Village at Thunderbird Centre Deluxe 2 bdrm suites avail. Large balconies, fireplace, insuite w/dryer. N/P. Live, shop, work & play all in one location. Next to Colossus Theater (200th & #1 Hwy).

100-20436 Fraser Hwy., Langley

CONDOS Langley 202 & 54 Ave - Emerald Court - lovely bright 2 bdrm 2 full bthrm condo on 2nd flr, corner unit with wrap around balcony, 6 appl, gas f/p, 1,012 sq ft, laminate flrs, storage unit, 1 sec u/g pkg stall, n/s, n/p. Avail Now $1,100/Mos. Langley - 202 & 54 Ave. The Avante - Lovely & clean 2 bdrm condo on 2nd flr, approx 1100 sq ft, 6 appl, 2 full bthrms, gas f/p, balcony, 1 sec u/g pkg, locker, new carpets, n/s, n/p. Lease req’d. Avail Now $1,100/Mos.

Call 604-881-7111


Langley 240 & Fraser Hwy Clean & bright 2 bdrm 2 level twnhse approx 800 sq ft, 1.5 bthrms, 4 appl, open pkg, fenced yard, n/s, n/p, lease req’d. Avail now $775/Mos. thunerbird_centre.html

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP

LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops

LANGLEY CITY. 1 bdrm: $595/mo. Adult oriented building, 50yrs +. Clean, quiet, near all amenities. N/P. Call Ron 604-727-1373. LANGLEY City. 1 Bed+ Den (696 sqft). $1100/mth+ util. Main floor with oversized patio in new bld. Incl parking, storage locker, internet, s/s appl, w/d. 2 ref required. N/P, N/S. Avail mid April or May 1st. 1 yr lease. Call 778 294 1067


20051- 55 A Ave.


Criminal record check may be req’d.

Newer building, secure entry, 5 appl’s including insuite washer and dryer, a/c, electric f/p, u/g prkg & balconies. No pets CLOSE TO SHOPPING, Superstore & Willowbrook mall.

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

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



UTILITY TRAILER, Snowbear 4x4 steel sides, 1500 lb. GVW. Hardly used. Perfect for spring clean-up. $450. 604-575-5319.




a) general damages b) special damages c) interest pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act d) costs; e) such further and other relief as to this Honourable Court may seem meet in relation to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on April 17, 2010.

1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2 turbo, burgundy, leather int, near new top, exc cond, $2500. (604)858-8332 2002 BMW 325i sporty 4 dr, sunroof, auto, loaded out, Sanchez red w/blk int, only 80K’s, mint cond, $12,900 obo. (604)541-0018.

2003 MUSTANG GT Convertible, V8, red exterior, black leather interior. Mach 1000 stereo. Traction Control, Exc cond. 73,000kms. $10,000/obo. Call (604)788-0718

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

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3850 firm. 604-538-9257.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal


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

5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets

12730 - 66 Avenue

WILLOUGHBY. Huge 2000 s/f 4 bdrms, 4 baths. New appls. Nr Hwy. 1. $2000. Avail now. 778-878-0649.


Phone 604-530-1912


Call 604-533-9780

MAPLE MANOR APTS. 20117 - 56 Avenue 1 & 2 bdrm suites

Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher Covered Parking

$735 to $850 includes heat, hot water, cable to channel 43. On site security

Inquire about our huge rent incentives

Please call 604-534-9499

Call 604-534-0108 WALNUT GROVE 2 br + den exec condo, 2bth, ns $1300. 6app. fp, prkg, sm pet. Avl nw. 604-319-7416

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL BROOKSWOOD COMMERCIAL LEASE spaces available at 208th Street and 40th Ave. Sizes 7002100 s.f. $1500 - $4500. Call Frank @ Noort Investments 604-835-6300 or Nick @ 604-526-3604.

OFFICE/RETAIL Space for Lease Newly Renovated Chilliwack Mall

storage, automotive, professional

500 - 12000 sq. ft. Ross Stathers 1-877-738-7603

2 BDRM APARTMENT FOR RENT in Langley City Ideal for children, next to park and green space. Available for immediate occupancy.



ALDERGROVE. 2 bdrm grd lvl bsmt ste. W/D. Avail now. N/S. Pet ok. $800 incl utils. 604-856-7069.

CESSNA 180 1976 on 3000 Caps for lease. DeHavilland DHC-2 1957 on 4930 Floats for lease. Van. Is. E-mail;


1967 MUSTANG Conv auto, pb, ps, 289 V8, red on red, white top, GT frond end, exc cond. $29,500 obo. (604)535-0226.


AUTO FINANCING Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231

CLOVERDALE, 60/168: 1 Bdrm g/l ste. $625 incl util/ldry. Prkg. Pet negot. Avail now. Bill 604-576-9777.

Pitt Meadows. 5 bdrm house l/rm d/rm kitchen, laundry. On acreage. $2100/mo. May 17. 604-765-9954.

MURRAYVILLE - BIG 2 bdrm bsmt suite, $800/mo incl utils. No pets. Avail now. Call 604-530-7467.

2004 VOLKWAGEN TD 4/dr sedan, fully loaded, leather interior,sunroof, blue, 157K. 1 Owner. Mint cond! $10,900/obo. Call 778-240-1966. 2004 VW JETTA S/W, diesel, 185 km, new tires, battery, inj. pump. $8,900 obo. Phone (604)530-5529.

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







MOTORCYCLE HAULER, triple or single, large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1395. Ph. 778-888-6805



BUY! READ! SELL! LOOK! 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1990 TOYOTA Forerunner, V6, auto, needs aircared, tires & body work. $2500 obo. 604-510-2569.

To: The Defendant, Lloyd Jessee TAKE NOTICE THAT on January 27, 2012 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number M110746 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the plaintiff claim(s) the following relief against you:

a) general damages b) special damages c) interest pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act d) costs; e) such further and other relief as to this Honourable Court may seem meet in relation to a motor vehicle accident that occurred on April 17, 2010. You must file a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Vancouver Registry, at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2E1 a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the order providing for service by this advertisement. This advertisement is placed by the Plaintiff, Constantino Catroppa whose address for service is: c/o McNeney & McNeney 900 - 1080 Howe Street Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2T1 Fax: 604-687-0181, Email:

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6200 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2009 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE White, Black int. New tires. 58,000 miles. $25,000. 778-232-0803.



2002 CHEVY VENTURA SL153Kms. No accidents, alarm, keyless, all power, a/c, clean , Air Cared, $3200: (604)502-9912

2003 Salem Light:

Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras

Langley, 232/46. 2 bdrm bsmt suite grd lvl entry. 5 appls. Avail immed. $955. N/S. Pet neg. 604-532-9004.

MURRAYVILLE, fully reno’d 3 bdrm 2 baths, W/D, fam.rm, patio,garage, bg yrd. $1500 May 1. 604-968-5777

2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $5450 / 604.312.7415

2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beaut cond. $15,900/obo. Free storage till May/2012. 604-287-1127

CLOVERDALE. Fully reno’d Huge 1/bdrm suite. W/D. $575/mo + util. Now. 604-537-7873, 604-576-1987.

LANGLEY MEADOWS. Reno’d 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste, fam oriented. Priv fncd yard. W/D. N/S. $850 incl utils. Avail immed. 604-644-9481.


2001 BMW 330i 4 dr. sedan, blk. leather on blk. auto, local, 109k, sun. roof, all pwr. options. Very clean. $10,900 604.312.7415

1997 FLEETWOOD 27’ Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. 604-853-5528 Abbots

CLOVERDALE, 190/60. 1/bdrm & 2/bdrm suites. Avail May 1. N/S, N/P. Cl to all schools & bus. (778)574-8174

and EUN SOH and LLOYD JESSEE Defendant(s)

2000 INFINITY i30, 4 dr. sedan 163,000 kms. good cond. Beige let int. $5500 obo. 604-542-0358.

1970 CHEV 20’ C Class 350 V8, 3on-the-tree stnd trans, runs on prop rec cond heads & valves, 2 way marine fridge, 2 burner prop stove, sink/toilet, sleeps 4. Decent shape, runs great, good tires & brakes, AirCared. $2500 obo. (604)533-5106.

CLOVERDALE: 188 & Hwy 10. Spacious. 2 bdrm bsmt suite with laundry, n/p, n/s, $975 inc util: Nr Kwantlen College. 778-833-4185

Between ALLAN BENNETT Plaintiff(s)

1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr. auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $6200/obo. Call 778-881-1216.

See’s Automotive Section in 800’s


CLAYTON HEIGHTS, NEW 2 bdrm, NS/NP, own W/D, $850 incl utils, cable, net. Call (604)805-7780


LANGLEY CITY, 55 Ave./200 St. 3/bdrm bsmt home. W/D, 2/bthrms. $1200/mo. Avail Now. TJ @ Sutton Proact: 604-728-5460.


BROOKSWOOD. 2 Bdrm grnd lvl suite. Full bath. $850 incl utils & shrd lndry. N/S. Call 778-240-7528.

CLOVERDALE, 3 bdrm. suite, 1400 sq. ft., exec. house, priv. setting, close to park & transit. Brand new lam. & fresh paint. 186/54A. Hydro, int. & priv. ldry incl. $1150 mo. N/P N/S. Avail. now. (604)574-8800

LANGLEY 29th/240th St. Reno’d 5 bdrm. farm house, 2 baths, gar., big driveway. Avail May 1st. $1650/mo 604-591-3635 or 604-825-3830.


In the Supreme Court of British Columbia

1998 HYUNDAI ELANTRA - 4 dr, exc. cond. auto, new tires. Aircared for 2 yrs. $3900/obo. 604-828-9496

2004 NISSAN SENTRA 4 dr. Aircared, p/w, p/l, keyless ent. $4150. 604-572-0890 or 778-908-3401.


BROOKSWOOD, 1/bdrm suite. Avail May 1. Util, laundry, cable incl. New carpets, floor & paint. N/P, N/S. $700/mo. (604)530-8689

S. SURREY. Warehouse, approx 1000 s/f. 220 wiring, two 14’ doors, gated, alarm, mezzanine. Suitable for storage. Avail. immed. $850/mo. 604-835-6000.



HARDWORKING country gentleman and his loyal companion (11 yr old dog) wanting 2 bdrm house with yard. Exc. refs., good credit, criminal record check on request. A Canadian veteran, skilled handyman, non drinker, very respectival of others property. John (604)8632208 or 604-315-0649. WALNUT Grove. 3 bdrm & lrg den, 2 bath. H/W slate flrs. S/S appls. May 1. $1700 incl. 778-227-8503.

This advertisement is placed by the Plaintiff, Constantino Catroppa whose address for service is:


1995 TOYOTA COROLLA, deluxe, air, auto 227,000kms $2300. Call Don 604-535-8101.



You must file a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the Vancouver Registry, at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2E1 a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the order providing for service by this advertisement.

c/o McNeney & McNeney 900 - 1080 Howe Street Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2T1 Fax: 604-687-0181, Email:

Quiet, Clean & Spacious 2.5 bath, patio, storage, d/w, w/d, f/p, N/S, N/P, 2-car garage, next to high school. Avail. Now!!


To: The Defendant, Lloyd Jessee TAKE NOTICE THAT on January 27, 2012 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number M110746 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding, the plaintiff claim(s) the following relief against you:

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

2 & 3 bedrooms

CALL 604-533-7710

5374 - 203rd St, Langley

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and EUN SOH and LLOYD JESSEE Defendant(s)

length, towed w/ a Rav 4. Gold rated ECO Construction. Queen bed, 4 person dinette/double bed, Fridge, Stove, Micro./Conv. oven, A/C, Furnace, H/W, AC/DC, Inverter, Bath w/ shower, ext. Adda-room. $13,900 ~ Save $1000’s Call: 604-307-4357 or email:

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19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley

1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable

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Must bring in this ad to receive 1st month free

Northland Apartments


S. LANGLEY bright spacious 2 bdrm, 5 appls, f/p, upper flr. $850/mo + utils. 604-630-7788

Ask for details


LANGLEY, lrg 1 bdrm & den, 4 appl + inste W/D, F/P. Immed. $950/mo. Cat okay. Call: (604)936-0739

NOTICE OF CIVIL CLAIM In the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Call 604-532-2036

Call 604-530-6555


2010 R-POD TRAILER Light weight, 2121 lbs. 18’ 4” in

Auto Loans or

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





Fridge, stove, dishwasher (in most), drapes. Outdoor pool. Some pets welcome. Resident Manager. Close to bus, shopping, schools and parks. #36 - 5210 - 203 Street, Langley

$675 to $835 includes Heat, Hot water, Cable to channel 43. On site security


Close to shopping & schools. Seasonal Swimming pool, and tennis court. 3 Appliances (fridge, stove dishwasher), blinds hot water and parking included. Carpeted throughout. Some pets welcome. DL# 7557

2 & 3 Bdrm T/Homes Ask for Move-In Allowance!!

Starting at $835.

Betsy - 604-533-6945

CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail $200 Move-In Bonus!!

WILLOUGHBY 202/72 1 bdrm&den on 1 acre g/l priv ent patio sh w/d ns/np $850 incl util 604-309-2036




DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals


Newly Renovated Units

Rainbow & Majorca

LANGLEY City Newly painted 2 Bdrm 1 Bath Fridge Stove Dishwasher Garburator Laundry Patio Locker Parking Prev Landlord as Ref & Job Letter No smoking/pets $1000/mo May 15th Form K req.




Michael - 604-533-7578

Ph: 604-533-4061


WALNUT Grove. May 1. Nice 1 bdrm, own patio, alarm, W/D, gas F/P, ns/np. $750 incl hydro/cble/net. Suit single person. 604-825-8190.

2003 IMPALA, 60,000 km, like new, all power, good tires, $7,000 obo. Phone (604)531-3840.

Linwood Place Apts

Villa Fontana & Stardust

20727 Fraser Highway



By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480

FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, lndry, prkg. BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. No Pets SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED



Call Sandi, 604-534-3849 Visit us on the web at:

1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets

.Encore 1 bdrm; 2 bdrm Rent Now $950 - $1225

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2006 MAZDA B3000, black, 4 door, 1 owner, 100,000 km’s. Exc cond. $8595 obo. 604-562-4168.


$9,995.00 604-463-9428

TIME FOR A NEW CAR? See’s Automotive Section in 800’s

9’5 CITATION CAMPER, long box, north/south bed, fridge, stove, furnace, h/w tank, lots of storage, privacy glass, basement, outdoor shower, electric jacks. Nice shape. $10,000. obo. (604)820-2593



TAKE THE VACATION OF YOUR DREAMS... Check the Travel Bargains in

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720’s “Travel Section” in the 070’s


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