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Aldergrove Youth Soccer Sets New Standard in Province


Some of the 250 Aldergrove youths who participated in the unique spring soccer camp over the past 10 weeks in Aldergrove. The provincial soccer association wants to emulate this program across B.C. Story inside.

Aldergrove, Gloucester get $33.5m water upgrade Aldergrove Star

Langley Township is making an investment in infrastructure that will ensure the Aldergrove and East Langley community has safe, clean, and sustainable water for decades to come. The East Langley Water Supply Project is being constructed to pipe water in from Metro Vancouver to Aldergrove and Gloucester. “We are investing in our future by providing a reliable, sustainable water supply,” said Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese. “Bringing new, reliable, and longterm water to East Langley will protect the existing aquifers.” The East Langley water supply

project has been identified as the top infrastructure priority for the Township and was included in the Township’s 2012 budget. The project requires installation of 14 kilometres of trunk water main and construction of a large booster pump station. Aldergrove’s and Gloucester’s current water supply is from ground water aquifers, however, long-term monitoring has shown that the supply not sustainable. Langley Township Council is currently seeking public consent to borrow the $33.5 million required to complete the project. A bylaw authorizing the loan will be passed, unless 10 per cent of Township electors object.

The water utility projects will be repaid entirely through available water utility funds. “Council is pleased that these projects will not be paid through property taxes,” added Froese. “User fees have also not increased to fund the East Langley water supply project as there are enough funds in the Township’s water utility annual budget to fully repay the principle and interest charges. “The Township of Langley is dedicated to providing clean, safe, and dependable drinking water to all its residents and businesses,” says Froese. “That is why it is making an investment that will meet current demands

and ensure there is a sustainable source of water supply as the community continues to grow. We pride ourselves on the excellent quality of life our residents enjoy, and ensuring they have reliable, sustainable water is an essential part of meeting those expectations.” The Greater Vancouver Water District water will be piped into Aldergrove through Murrayville. “Additional connections in the future will give other rural areas access to sustainable water as well,” added Froese. “All of Langley will benefit from water projects, ensuring a dependable water supply for decades to come.” (See this week’s Township Pages


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Aldergrove Elks awarded $3,000 to the Aldergrove Youth Soccer program Monday. From left, B.C. Soccer’s Don Dancey, Elk John Jackman, Aldergrove Youth Soccer president Bill Ede and Elk Don Williams.

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The philosophy is simple: keep the costs down and enable every youth in Aldergrove to give the game of soccer a try. That’s been the guiding principle of Aldergrove Youth Soccer Club, which wrapped up a 10-week program on Monday night at the Parkside fields for 250 youths aged five to 13 years old. The introductory spring league program gives youths a chance to try it out before signing up for the winter program, if they decide to pursue the sport further. President Bill Ede says too many youth soccer clubs are going in the other direction by offering elite



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Thanks to the support of the Elks the cost was only $65 for the 10-week program in Aldergrove. “We started five years ago with 75 players and now we’re up to 250 and have ‘maxed’ out our fields,” says Ede. “But next year we’ll have the new artificial turf fields at Aldergrove Athletic Park, so we’ll have more room for more players.” B.C. Soccer president Roger Barnes has taken note of Aldergrove’s success and has asked Ede and company to write a manual that will serve as a template for other B.C. communities that wish to explore this program. “Half of our players have never played before. This is their first time at the game,” says Ede.

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programs for high level players at a cost that many families simply can’t afford. Ede concedes that there is a place for the elite programs, but the unfortunate result is that many recreational players are being edged out by both the competitive level and the high costs. The spring program, which the Aldergrove Elks have sponsored for the past two years, “is being promoted by the executive of B.C. Soccer as a way to introduce new players to the game, as well as provide an inexpensive alternative to the elite programs,” says Ede. “We pride ourselves on offering a program that is fun, provides outdoor exercise and is affordable for everyone in our community.”


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Suspected triple murderer nabbed Students Bare All for Cause at Aldergrove-Lynden border Black Press

The Edmonton man accused of killing three armoured guards and critically injuring another co-worker has been held in custody at the Langley detachment since his arrest on Saturday at the Aldergrove border crossing. Travis Baumgartner, 21, is accused of shooting four of his coworkers who were putting cash into an ATM machine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on Friday. An intensive manhunt for him had been underway since Edmonton Police announced that he was the prime suspect in the murders. In that time, Baumgartner drove to B.C. and was arrested Saturday after attempting to cross the border into the U.S. at the Aldergrove/Lynden Wash. crossing. Baumgartner was taken into custody shortly after 3 p.m. when he arrived at the port of entry in a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck bearing fictitious Alberta licence plates, said U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Their queries revealed that the subject was a suspect in the robbery and murders, and should be considered “armed and dangerous”. Edmonton Police arrived in Langley on Sunday morning to do a thorough search of Baumgartner’s

truck and to interview him. in T-shirt and jeans. He was cuffed “Mr. Baumgartner will be and taken away. remanded in custody for six days. He had his own driver’s licence He has appeared before a Justice with him but no passport, said borof the Peace and Edmonton inves- der guards, who secured the suspect tigators are still here,” confirmed in a holding cell. Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. His mother had pleaded with Holly Marks on Monday. him to turn himself in after the A search of his murders on Friday. vehicle resulted in the News of discovery of no weapBaumgartner’s arrest has ons but a backpack conbrought some level of taining a large sum of solace and relief to the Canadian currency, susG4S armoured guard pected of being the profamily, still in a state of ceeds from the armored shock on the heels of car robbery, was located. Friday’s shootings. Baumgartner apparently “We applaud the had $330,000 cash with dedication of the him when he was arrestEdmonton Police ed. Service, and other law Travis Baumgartner U.S. Customs and enforcement agencies in Border Protection were alerted to apprehending Travis Baumgartner Baumgartner when the licence plate today,” said Robin Steinberg of G4S reader found that the plate on his Cash Solutions (Canada). “Our truck, which was his mother’s plate, thoughts remain with the families didn’t match the truck ownership. and friends of the victims and also According to one woman who with the Baumgartner family.” was with her young children in the “Our hearts and prayers go out vehicle behind Baumgartner’s, the to the victims and their families in scene of his arrest was “scary.” their hour of sorrow,” said Lynden In a message via facebook, Port Director Jose Ortega. Candace Litke said six border “That our CBP officers were able guards had their guns drawn on to take a multiple homicide suspect him, telling him to get out of his into custody without further loss of pick up. He apparently laid down life is a tribute to their professionalon the ground in a puddle, dressed ism and dedication.”


D.W. Poppy Secondary teacher Kyle Barry was one of the people subjected to a head shaving June 13 in a fund-raiser for the Canadian Cancer Society. It was the culmination of a series of events that started in November with a male leg shaving event. Boys and girls of all ages have signed up for hair cuts and shaves, and teachers and administrators joined in. Poppy’s student government team has also been collecting donations in the classrooms. All money raised goes to the Cancer Society while hair that meets requirements is sent to the Havana Technical Hair Design Studio in Vancouver to be made into wigs for cancer patients. “It makes very proud to see Poppy students come out and do something as bold as shaving their heads for cancer research,” said fundraising coordinator Emily Cannon, a grade 12 graduate at Poppy.

New Aldergrove water lines to be Boat storage approved inter-connected for better capacity By NATASHA JONES Black Press

FROM FRONT: Studies show the best way to increase water capacity and security is through multiple points of connection. The new pipeline will connect from the GVWD to Aldergrove and Gloucester via Murrayville. There will be additional connections at Milner, Murrayville, and Gloucester. The project will allow for future connections along the Fraser Highway and into the Salmon River Uplands, including the Tall Timbers

and Acadia water systems. Farms will be able to draw on the new water source, according to the Township’s regulations and bylaws. Construction of the project will reduce the amount of groundwater extracted from the Aldergrove aquifer and could also reduce water extraction from the Hopington aquifer, through future or enhanced municipal water services to the Salmon River Uplands. The Township is investing in

sustainable water throughout the municipality. The Township’s share of the Barnston/Maple Ridge Pump Station is $7 million, or 41% of the total cost. This project will also enhance Aldergrove wells and aquifers and is featured in the 2012 Budget. As well, $1 million in upgrades to the Labonte Crescent Water main near Trinity Western University have been approved, which will improve water supplies in that community.

A proposal for a boat storage facility that will cover almost five acres sailed unopposed through a development hearing at Township council on June 11. The application, filed by Prime One Property Corporation/582867 B.C. Ltd., of Abbotsford, is for 4.96 acres at 3350 260 St., in Aldergrove, at the northwest corner of 260 Street and Fraser Highway. The location is immediately adjacent to the Twilight Drive-In. The facility is for recreational vehicles as well as boats. A prefabricated office building incorporating a caretaker’s suite will occupy

only 1.3 per cent of the property. The surface on which the boats and RVs will be stored will not be paved, as the storage yard will have a dust-free gravel surface. The facility will have a sani-dump for customers. Apart from the Twilight Drive-in to the west, the property is adjacent to Fraser Highway, lies west of Fraser Valley Refrigeration and east of an Agricultural Land Reserve property. A report to council notes that the property contains no ‘significant’ trees. In accordance with Township policy, 184 trees, including 24 street trees, will have to be planted.



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Aldergrove Financial Group donated $50,000 to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation for the maternity ward expansion this week. From left are Terry Metcalfe, Board Chair, Aldergrove Credit Union; Rick McMullan, Chair, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation; Tania Vrionis, Executive Director, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation; Danielle Nielsen, Branch Manager, Aldergrove Credit Union; and Gus K. Hartl, CEO, Aldergrove Credit Union.

Langley’s environmental heroes honoured


Maternity ward expansion, Children’s Hospital supported Aldergrove Star

Langley’s 2012 environmental heroes join MP Mark Warawa in planting a young tree in the Fort Langley historic orchard, after receiving their awards. From left to right are lifetime achievement winner Bob Puls, individual winner Natal Cicuto, Warawa, business winner Heather Jenkins and youth winner Deven Azevedo. Many people and organizations in Langley care about the environment, and are doing something to preserve it. That message came through loud and clear in the raft of nominations for the 2012 Langley Environmental Hero awards. The winners were announced recently at Fort Langley National Historic Park, where they participated in the planting of a tree to help replenish the Fort’s historic orchard. Individual winner was Natal Cicuto, who is a volunteer with Yorkson Water Stewardship Committee. He has worked closely with the developers and contractors of a massive development on 80 Avenue in Willoughby to preserve the quality of Yorkson Creek. Gemco, B and B Contracting and McElhanney were named runner-up in the business and organization cat-

egory, for their sensitive work on the development. Individual runner-up was Mike Pearson, who has championed protection of two endangered fish species, the Nooksack Dace and Salish Sucker, both of which live in Langley streams. Also nominated in the individual category were Susan Davidson, Cathy MacKay, Gary Jones, Magnus Lundh, and Annabel and Rhys Griffiths. Business and organizational winner was Heather Jenkins of 1 Fish, 2 Fish in Langley City, who has championed wild fish stocks and also supports Nicomekl Enhancement Society. Also nominated were the Arboretum and Botanical Society of Langley, Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services, Canadian Project for Manners and Civility, Coast Spas, ASAP Meter Ink, Cal Jeske and SCCanada Ltd., Jason Rite and Nitrolube Canada, and Princess and The Pea B&B. Bob Puls, who has been involved in numerous Langley conservation efforts and is president of Langley Field Naturalists, was given a lifetime achievement award. He has been actively promoting environmental causes in Langley for more than 30 years.

Aldergrove Financial Group has committed to a $50,000 donation to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s “It All Starts Here” capital campaign, to support a maternity ward expansion at Langley Memorial Hospital. “Our support of the Langley Memorial Hospital helps support families in our growing and thriving community,” says Aldergrove Credit Union CEO Gus K. Hartl. “We’ve supported the foundation for years and couldn’t think of a better way to continue our support.” The expansion will allow for much needed improvements including additional single room maternity care rooms, renovated and

expanded nursery space, additional on-call rooms for medical students, a new multi-purpose space for team training and meetings, and for the expansion and relocation of the Langley Maternity Clinic. “As a local business organization and as a credit union, we take responsibility for improving the health of our community. The Langley Memorial Hospital ultimately serves us all. “Through this donation, we’re doing our part in serving our community,” said Hartl. Staff at the Aldergrove Financial Group have also raised more than $18,000 for B.C. Children’s Hospital. “Our staff truly put their hearts into this fundraising initiative to

provide funds for the children and the families that are in need of care and support through the B.C. Children’s Hospital,” said Aldergrove Credit Union CEO Gus K. Hartl. The money was raised through a variety of ways, including a raffle for a signed Kevin Bieksa jersey, bake sales, book sales and gift basket raffles, 50/50 draws, a penny drive where Aldergrove Credit Union matched every donated penny and staff jean days. Aldergrove Credit Union also had a staff team in the B.C. Children’s Hospital slo-pitch tournament. “True to our co-operative spirit our staff members and clients have come together for this very worthwhile cause,” Hartl said.

School district budget looks promising Black Press

For the first time in a long time, it’s a pretty good news budget for the Langley School District. “We didn’t have to cut a lot of things this year,” said secretary-treasurer David Green at the June 12 board of education meeting. On top of that, the district continues to pay off the deficit well ahead of the government imposed schedule of 2015. Predictions for next year’s school population are higher than expected too, he said. Next school year, enrolment is

predicted to be up by 266 students which will contribute $1.8 million more in revenue for the district. The Ministry of Education grant was down $2.2. million this year but the special education supplement was higher. Expenses for principals and vice-principals cost the district more this year than last. But where there will be a hit is the district’s pension plan which has taken a nosedive. “There is a $668,000 hit on the pension plan last year and our assets will continue to decline in value,” he said.

First and second reading of Langley School District’s budget was delayed until a special meeting next Monday, to give staff some time to complete it. At Tuesday meeting, Green said changes to how they calculate certain aspects of the budget led his finance team to redo the budget. Trustees encouraged residents to come out to an open house at the board office on Monday, June 18 before they voted. Another special meeting on Monday June 25 at 5:30 p.m. will be held to vote on third and final reading of the budget.

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Aldergrove Financial Group Donates $50,000 to Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation Credit Union Supports Maternity Ward Expansion

Featured in photo (l to r): Terry Metcalfe, Board Chair, Aldergrove Credit Union; Rick McMullan, Chair, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation; Tania Vrionis, Executive Director, Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation; Danielle Nielsen, Branch Manager, Aldergrove Credit Union; Gus K. Hartl, CEO, Aldergrove Credit Union


The zoo was packed to capacity on their special day for persons with disabilities.

Zoo’s day turns out ‘special’ Aldergrove Star

The rain managed to stay away and even at times people got to see their shadows in the short periods of sunshine for another funfilled Access Day at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. It was the 14th year of hosting people with disabilities to visit the zoo at an extremely discounted price. We hear all the time about cut-backs in budgets and limited funding but the Greater Vancouver Zoo always has a place in their heart and wants to help where they can for people with disabilities. Over 1,400 people participated

during the day with such groups as the Development Disability Association, Bethesda Christian Association, Simon Fraser for Community Living, Bethesa Surrey, Langley Association for Community Living, Chilliwack Society for Community Living, Semiahmoo House, Autism Society BC, John Howard Society and many more. The most common comment zoo staff kept hearing throughout the day was: “This is an annual event for us and we all look so forward to coming each year. We all love the zoo!”

In addition to the zoo staff, organizers were thankful for the numerous dedicated volunteers that came out to ensure that everyone that was coming through the gate received a warm welcome and some very cool animal stamps, colouring sheets and posters to take home. The interpretative talks and feedings throughout the day included the Radical Raptor Birds of Prey presentation, meet a parrot, lion and tiger feeding, meet a reptile, giraffe snack, hippo snack, squirrel monkey enrichment and the very popular miniature train that goes around the perimeter of the zoo.

Construction waste facility approved for Aldergrove Black Press

An amendment to a land use contract was approved by Township council on Monday, paving the way for Cloverdale Disposal Ltd. to establish a facility for recovering and recycling construction waste. The application is for 2.36 acres at 26103 - 30A Ave. According to a report prepared for council, the recovery facility

will accept a variety of waste material from the construction industry, including wood, gypsum, cardboard, metal and plastics. The waste will come from construction projects throughout the Fraser Valley. The centralized recovery and sorting facility will reduce the need for the construction industry to sort the waste at the construction site and then deliver the different mate-

rials to different recycling facilities. Cloverdale Disposal anticipates about 40 deliveries a day, Monday to Saturday, by vehicles ranging in size from pickups to disposal bin trucks. Councillor Bev Dornan welcomed the addition to Aldergrove. “It supports environmentally friendly containment of waste, and will bring jobs to Langley,” she said.

Man dies after being pinned while loading cement mixer Black Press

B.C. Coroner’s Service is investigating after a 60-year-old man died from injuries he sustained when he became pinned between a truck tailgate and a cement mixer on Monday night. The tragic accident is believed to

have taken place on his own property in the 26900-block of 48 Avenue around 7 p.m. Police believe the man and others were attempting to load a mixer back onto the truck when the machinery shifted and trapped the man. The men were able to free

the man and perform CPR before paramedic arrived on scene, said Langley RCMP. According to Langley RCMP, the man suffered serious injuries to his midsection and was flown to Royal Columbian Hospital, where he died.

“Our support of the Langley Memorial Hospital helps support families in our growing and thriving community,” says Aldergrove Credit Union CEO Gus K. Hartl. “We’ve supported the Foundation for years and couldn’t think of a better way to continue our support.”

“As a local business organization and as a credit union, we take responsibility for improving the health of our community. The Langley Memorial Hospital ultimately serves us all. Through this donation, we’re doing our part in serving our community,” adds Hartl.

The expansion will allow for much needed improvements including additional single room maternity care rooms, renovated and expanded nursery space, additional on-call rooms for medical students, a new multi-purpose space for team training and meetings, and for the expansion and relocation of the Langley Maternity Clinic.

Aldergrove Financial Group has a history of supporting local communities, which extends in many ways and touches numerous areas where our members, staff and their families live. Aldergrove Financial Group truly is a community credit union.


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VICTORIA – The B.C. government has taken some modest steps to tighten up the province’s income assistance system, and to encourage people to work when they are able to. With Premier Christy Clark swooping in to take credit, Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux unveiled changes that included fixing the worst mistake in B.C. Liberal policy. Cadieux acknowledged that B.C. was the only province that clawed back all earnings from employable welfare recipients, and she announced that from now on they will be able to earn up to $200 a month without penalty. The exemption for disabled people is increased from $500 to $800 a month. Another important change is requiring welfare recipients to file income tax returns. People can now do temporary work when it comes along, report the income and take advantage of the various tax credits that come from participating in society instead of just living off it. Any experience earning money is valuable experience. With baby boomers starting to retire in big numbers, the expected labour shortage has begun across Western Canada. And yet, increasing numbers of foreign workers are coming in to do farm and other work, while many young people are unemployed.

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Finance Minister Kevin Falcon took note of this during his budget preparations. Increasing numbers of young, employable people were applying for welfare in southern B.C., while jobs go begging in the booming northeast. Falcon mused about setting up a program to provide training and plane fare for these people, an idea quickly dubbed “welfare air.” Another effort to get young people working is Jobfest, a rock-themed road show currently touring northern B.C. towns. It attracts young people with music and souvenirs like drumsticks and guitar picks, and offers them skills assessment using sexy iPad apps and graphics that depict carpentry as cool. If Jobfest and welfare air sound a bit desperate, it’s because they are. They illustrate our society’s problem. We have a public school system where students pass whether they do the work or not. The culture assumes self-esteem is more important than achievement. The teachers’ union constantly sets an example that the way to get what you want is to stamp your feet and demand it from government. What do we expect young people to learn? And how easy is it for B.C. to slip into a Greece-like tailspin, where a majority expects to be carried on the backs of the shrinking minority who

do productive work? Oldtimers might recall when Mike Harcourt’s NDP government took over from the allegedly miserly Social Credit regime and raised welfare rates. They compounded that mistake by relaxing eligibility rules and making it easier for employable people to stay on welfare. After a couple of years of this wealth redistribution, 10 per cent of the B.C. population was on welfare, with more piling on every day. Faced with the results of this staggering blunder, Harcourt lashed out at “cheats, deadbeats and varmints” scamming B.C. taxpayers and launched a crackdown on fraud. Later the NDP cut the basic rate for single employables to $500 a month. Today it stands at $610, and the NDP looks poised to repeat history. Surrey MLA Jagrup Brar did a month-long publicity stunt in January, living on welfare by wandering from shelter to food bank with TV cameras trailing behind. Brar would have been better off if welfare air had been available. Instead of learning to live off the burgeoning urban handout industry, he could have gone up to Dawson Creek or Fort St. John and worked as a labourer. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

When Premier Christy Clark asked me to become the Minister of Energy and Mines, she instructed me to do everything possible to spare families in this province from a forecasted electricity rate increase of more than 50 per cent over five years. Since then, I have been working hard to keep rates low for all British Columbians. One of my first steps as minister was to appoint a panel of senior officials to review BC Hydro and develop options to reduce the impact of electricity rate increases on B.C. families in April 2011. Our government’s work began with the comprehensive administrative and financial review of BC Hydro that was released last August. It laid out a plan to enable us to reduce the proposed rate increases by 50 per cent, while allowing us to make the capital investments required to reposition ourselves for the future. On Nov. 24, 2011, BC Hydro requested that BCUC confirm the reduction. BCUC approved an interim rate increase of 3.91 per cent, plus a 2.5 per cent increase to five per cent on the rate rider for a total cumulative increase of 7.1 per cent. The following spring, the BCUC concluded that more discussion would be required before making a decision on final rates. As a result, this conclusion would not come until two years into a three-year rate period. This process had already generated 24,000 pages of evidence and responses to 4,200 information requests - costing BC Hydro ratepayers $1.3 million. It was expected to generate another $2.1 million in legal fees and other costs. As the accountable and elected minister, I concluded the clock could no longer continue to tick. It was abundantly clear that to let further process occur would not be in the best interest of British Columbians, and a decision was required for the provincial government to fulfil its commitment to keep electricity rates as low as possible. On May 24, 2012, our government directed BCUC to implement the 50 per cent reduction in BC Hydro’s proposed rates over three years. This has successfully curbed the total increase of about 17 per cent, including a 1.44 per cent increase next year. Our decision ensures families will continue to pay among the lowest electricity rates in North America. It also allows BC Hydro to reduce their regulatory accounts by more than $250 million over the next two years. As well, we are working closely with BC Hydro to further address expected growth in the regulatory accounts over the long-term. Direction to BCUC is nothing new. Since 1981, the Province has issued 11 directions. Moving forward, the BCUC will also continue to regulate our public utility and scrutinize BC Hydro projects like the Dawson Creek/Chetwynd Area Transmission reinforcement project, John Hart Dam Generating Station replacement, and the Ruskin Dam upgrade project. Some have criticized our government’s commitment to keeping rates low. But ours is the responsible approach. It will ensure ongoing delivery of reliable power. And, it will enable us to create valuable jobs for families while we grow our economy. The financial health of BC Hydro was recently confirmed with superior credit ratings of AA high by Dominion Bond Rating Service and a Triple A rating from Moody’s Investors Service. That confirms BC Hydro has the capacity to pay its long-term financial obligations. We’re working hard to create a brighter future for our province and BC Hydro is an important part of that future. Our path forward is to keep rates affordable and renew our grid so it can benefit us both today and tomorrow.




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

An ‘epiphany’ for former councillor? Bradner plans impact on ALR

Editor: I read your full-page articles on Jordan Bateman’s zealous mission to combat waste by TransLink and the onerous tax burden they represent on ratepayers since he has donned the cape of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Not that I am decrying the fact TransLink needs a major review and overhaul in many respects, but it strikes me the wrong protagonist is taking up the cudgel against them. This is the same former Councillor, Jordan Bateman, a tax and spend Liberal in every sense and meaning of the word, who approved innumerable tax increases

(5% per annum) in the Township at about double the CPI during his tenure in office, whilst defending same as crucial to support the status quo. He then had an epiphany on Fraser Highway a la Saul of Tarsus - probably behind a #502 bus - that this was wrong and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation luckily had a position available for him to immediately take up the cause against wasteful TransLink spending and public consultation antics. Why did Natasha Jones and the editorial staff at the Times and Star not challenge him on the poor optics of this sudden 180 degree turn

and the fact it would appear disingenuous at best to local residents? They have attended innumerable council meetings and would be best positioned to question the veracity of his current actions and future intentions in light of his past performance. This reminds of the story of one Stephen Harper, MP turned CEO of the National Citizens Coalition, turned MP, and now PM. By the way, an email sent to Mr. Bateman after the article was published remains unanswered. I would like to assist him on his mission. Lee Lockwood, Aldergrove

Housing needed to retain rural schools Editor: Affordable housing in ALR should be considered to keep rural schools open. I believe that the public schools in our rural communities are part of the foundation of those communities. Schools such as Bradshaw, County Line, and South Carvoth Elementary were closed due to declining student enrolment. These schools were surrounded by acreage properties that are not affordable to most younger families. I believe that limited devel-

opment of affordable housing in close proximity of these schools may have helped keep them open. Unfortunately, past councils have added another level of bureaucracy into the planning process by committing both ALR and non ALR properties to the Metro Vancouver Rural Reserve. I don’t believe that the Metro Vancouver Authority is in tune with the needs of Langley’s rural communities and will hinder the sustainability of these communities. I do believe that the majority of

farmers would support some limited growth on ALR and Rural Reserve properties if it meant that the kids would not be bused out of their community to attend school. The Trinity Western development proposal may or may not be in the township’s best interest. However, the potential legal action threatened by the Metro Vancouver Authority does illustrate how this new level of bureaucracy may impact future growth in Langley. Tod McGovern, Langley

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Editor: We need to hang on to and examine the purpose of the ALR. There is maybe a need to review it and consider changing it to the Environmental Land Reserve instead. I oppose the removal of the lands in Bradner from the ALR. At one time I lived in South Surrey by the Stokes Pit area. It was changed to industrial zoning even though many people fought to not change it. Now the government has let it come to light of the negative environmental impact it has to the area. It has affected the water table, causing area wells to run dry. They have found it was a corridor for wildlife which lived along and migrated the Little Campbell River area. I am sure there is impact already from the Gloucester area to the water run-off. We don’t need more. Bonny Woodward, Abbotsford

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dates to note Monday, June 25 | 7 - 11pm Public Hearing Meeting and Regular Council Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre

Notice of Alternative Approval Process – Assent of the Electors by Alternative Approval Process TELEVISED

Monday, July 9 | 7 - 11pm Public Hearing Meeting and Regular Council Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 |

langley events centre Coming Events Langley Junior Thunder Lacrosse Sun Jun 24 5:00pm vs. Victoria Shamrocks Thu Jun 28 8:00pm vs. Burnaby Lakers

Langley Thunder Lacrosse (WLA) Wed Jun 27 7:45pm vs. New West Salmonbellies Sat Jun 30 7:00pm vs. Victoria Shamrocks The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 •

public notice Notice of Annual Report Pursuant to Section 98 of the Community Charter, Township Council invites the public to provide comment on the 2011 Draft Annual Report of the Corporation of the Township of Langley by delegation at the Regular Afternoon Council Meeting.


Monday, June 25 4pm Township of Langley Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre, 4th floor 20338 - 65 Avenue

The 2011 Annual Report includes the audited financial statements, a schedule of 2011 tax exemptions, and information on services, objectives, and measures used to determine the Township’s success in meeting the objectives. Starting June 11, copies of the 2011 Draft Annual Report will be available for public inspection at or from the Customer Service Counter on the 2nd Floor of the Township Civic Facility during regular business hours. To appear as a delegation, contact Legislative Services by telephone or in writing by 4pm, Friday, June 22. Legislative Services 20338 - 65 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 3J1 Tel: 604.533.6011 Fax: 604.533.6054 Email:

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public notices

The Township of Langley Civic Facility and Operations Centre will be closed Monday, July 2 for Canada Day.

Date: Time: Place:

East Langley Water Supply Loan Authorization Bylaw 2012 No. 4919 Section 179 of the Community Charter, S.B.C., c.26 states that Council may adopt a loan authorization bylaw to incur a liability by borrowing for any purpose of a capital nature, provided that the bylaw sets out the total amount proposed to be borrowed, the purpose for which the debt is to be incurred, the amount allocated by the bylaw to each purpose, and the maximum term for which the debentures may be issued. Sections 84, 85, and 180 of the Community Charter state that a loan authorization bylaw may only be adopted with the approval of the electors, and that approval of the electors may be obtained by an alternative approval process.

To inspect the Bylaw and related documents, and to receive an elector response form, which must be in the form established by the Township of Langley Council, contact:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Township of Langley Council intends to consider adoption of the “East Langley Water Supply Loan Authorization Bylaw 2012 No. 4919” (the “Bylaw”), to authorize the borrowing of $33,535,000 to complete the East Langley water supply connection with the Greater Vancouver Water District water system.

Persons entitled to sign the elector response forms must be qualified, registered electors of the Township of Langley who meet the qualifications referred pursuant to sections 50 or 51 of the Local Government Act, RCBC 1996, c.323. When signing the elector response form you must include your full name and residential address, and if applicable, the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a non-residential property elector.

In accordance with the Community Charter, Council may proceed to adopt the Bylaw unless 10% of the electors of the Township of Langley sign elector response forms and submit the originally signed forms to the Deputy Township Clerk by the deadline of 4:30pm, Monday, July 23, 2012. If 10% of the electors sign and submit elector response forms by the deadline, Council must obtain the assent of the electors before proceeding.

Deputy Township Clerk, Legislative Services Civic Facility, 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley, BC during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, or visit the Township of Langley website at

Deputy Township Clerk Legislative Services 20338 - 65 Avenue Langley, BC V2Y 3J1 Tel: 604.533.6032 Fax: 604.533.6054 Email:

The Township of Langley calculates that 7,208 is the number of electors who must submit signed elector response forms in order to prevent Council from adopting the bylaw without the assent of the electors.

Important Reminder: Property Taxes Are Due July 3, 2012

Brookswood Spray Park Closed for Renovations

The 2012 Property Tax Statements have been mailed. If you have not received your statement, please call the Property Tax Office at 604.533.6005. All property owners are responsible for payment of property taxes whether or not a Property Tax Statement is received. New Owners: You are responsible for the property taxes by the due date in order to avoid penalty charges. Paying by Mail: Ensure your payment is postmarked by Canada Post no later than July 3, 2012. Pre-Authorized Debit plan members: Check your Property Tax Statement for any balances owing and your new monthly debit amount beginning August 1. Penalties: A 10% penalty will be applied to any unpaid 2012 taxes after July 3, 2012. Claim your Home Owner Grant On-Line: Property Owners who are eligible for the Home Owner Grant can claim their grant online at You require the folio number and access code from your Property Tax Statement. Home Owner Grants must be claimed by August 31, 2012 in order to avoid penalty. Paying in Person: Civic Facility, 20338 - 65 Avenue: Monday, 8am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 8am to 5pm Extended hours June 26 to June 29, July 3, 8am to 6pm Township Recreation Sites: Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre – 26770 - 29 Avenue Langley Centennial Museum – 9135 King Street W.C. Blair Recreation Centre – 22200 Fraser Highway Walnut Grove Community Centre – 8889 Walnut Grove Drive Willoughby Community Centre – 7888 – 200 Street

The spray park at 40 Avenue and 200 Street in Brookswood is currently closed for renovations. A new and improved spray park will open soon. Until then, please visit other Township of Langley spray parks located at:

Darlene Foxgord Manager, Revenue and Tax Collection 604.533.6005

Murrayville Outdoor Activity Park 48A Avenue & 221 Street

Willoughby Community Park 7700 Block of 202A Street

Philip Jackman Park, Aldergrove 32 Avenue & 271 Street

Walnut Grove Community Park 89 Avenue & Walnut Grove Drive

Chris Marshall Parks Design and Development 604.533.6128

public programs and events Centennial Museum Canada Day Celebration Celebrate Canada Day with a free, fun, family event at the Langley Centennial Museum in Fort Langley, 9135 King Street. Events and activities, including crafts, face painting, a balloon artist, and old fashioned games, run Sunday, July 1 from 11am – 3pm, and will include performances and workshops. New this year is the One Can Arts Festival where local artists will sell their art pieces, and a photo booth will capture your 2012 Canada Day memories. 10:00am Langley Centennial Museum opens Explore the exhibit galleries and gift shop



Jewelry Making - Barbara Deacon 11:00am Red Stone Alley Band Watercolours 11:30am Mr. Bubbles - Debbie McKinnon Children’s Show 12:00pm Welcoming Ceremonies Print Making - Emilie Colbourne Glisha Dela Cruz singing National Anthem Welcoming remarks from Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese and Korean dignitaries Drumming Performance – Team Cheondoong Free Canada Day Cake served Sculpture - Melissa H. Clark 12:30pm 12:45pm Swell Guys 1:00pm 1:30pm 2:00pm 2:30pm 3:00pm 4:45pm

Mr. Bubbles Children’s Show Red Stone Alley Band

Jewelry Making – Debbie McKinnon Print Making - Emilie Colbourne Acrylic Ink - Debbie McKinnon Jewelry Making - Barbara Deacon

Event ends Explore the exhibit galleries and gift shop Langley Centennial Museum closes Liette Forestell Arts and Culture Programmer 604.532.3536

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Township For the week of June 21, 2012



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notice of public hearing BYLAW NO.: 4912

Proposed Zoning Changes NOTICE is hereby given that the Township of Langley Council will meet and hold a Public Hearing. AT THE PUBLIC HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the hearing.

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Bylaw No. 4937 proposes to amend Land Use Contract No. 92 by adding “material recovery facilities for construction waste” as a permitted use for the subject site.


This application will allow a material recovery facility for recycling of construction material.

BYLAW NO.: 4939 APPLICATION NOS. RZ100376 / DP100671




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22333 and 22357 Fraser Highway (see Map 4) BYLAW NO.: 4939


Portion of Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 5080) Except Parcel One (Reference Plan 15620) and Part in Plan LMP51701 South West ¼ Section 8 Township 14 New Westminster District


Bylaw No. 4912 proposes to rezone the southeastern 9.6 ha (23.8 acres) of property from Rural Zone RU-1 to General Industrial Zone M-2A.


This application will facilitate a future industrial subdivision.


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Lot A Section 24 Township 10 New Westminster District Plan LMP33263 BYLAW NO.: 4937


Lot 32 Section 6 Township 11 New Westminster District Plan 37931; Lot 3 Except: Parcel “A” (Explanatory Plan 38360) Section 6 Township 11 New Westminster District Plan 8720; and Unconstructed lane immediately east of Lot 3


Bylaw No. 4939 proposes to rezone property from Suburban Residential Zone SR-1 and Service Commercial Zone C-3 to Residential Zone R-1A.


This application will allow development of 20 single family lots.


South Half of Lot 35 Section 24 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 34191


Bylaw No. 4910 proposes to rezone the property from Suburban Residential Zone SR-2 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-77. A Development Permit is being considered in conjunction with this bylaw to allow Council the opportunity to review the form, character, and siting of the development.


AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of Township of Langley Bylaw Nos. 4910, 4912, 4937 and 4939; Development Permit Nos. 100632 and 100671; and relevant background material may be inspected between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from June 14 to 25, both inclusive, at the Community Development Division Development Services counter, 2nd floor, Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338 - 65 Avenue.

This application will facilitate development of 41 townhouse units.


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Monday, June 25 7pm Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue Community Development Division 604.533.6034

public notice Cell Towers: Regulation and Processes The federal government, through Industry Canada, is responsible for regulating radiocommunication. This includes approving each site on which radio apparatus, including antenna systems such as cell phone towers, may be located, based on Industry Canada’s general and specific technical requirements. In exercising its mandate, Industry Canada believes that it is important that antenna systems be deployed in a manner that considers local surroundings. In this regard, Industry Canada requires proponents of cell towers to follow local government policies with respect to public notification. In the Township of Langley, local requirements are contained in the Telecommunications Tower Master Plan Policy, which requires proponents to

hold a community consultation meeting as part of the public consultation process. Residents with questions or comments about the proposed tower can make their views known through this public consultation process. Public input obtained by the proponents at the meeting is passed on to Township staff, for presentation to Township Council. Council does not have the authority to approve or reject cell tower applications. Council’s ability is limited to either objecting or not objecting to such installations in its referrals to Industry Canada. Council does not have legislated authority to do anything else. Should Council have no objection to the proposed installation, the proponent will be permitted by Industry Canada to proceed, subject to compliance with their requirements. In the event that Council expresses objections that are considered by Industry Canada to be relevant and the proponent still wishes to proceed

with an installation, Industry Canada will make a final decision as to whether to: • approve the application; or • reject the application; or • require amendments to the application, including re-submission; or • refer the matter to an alternate dispute resolution process in order to come to a final decision. Industry Canada requires that local government decisions be limited in scope to the impact that will be had on particular amenities or important characteristics of the area surrounding the proposed site. Specific items identified by Industry Canada can be viewed on their website, at Community Development 604.533.6034

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Stage 3 restrictions protect East Langley water supply

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When the weather turns hot and dry, it is tempting to turn on the tap to cool things off. But increased water use in the summer takes a toll on East Langley’s water supply, a supply that must be preserved for drinking and dealing with emergencies. From July 1 to September 30, Stage 3 water restrictions – including a ban on lawn sprinkling - are being declared by the Township of Langley’s general manager of engineering and community development for residents on the municipal water system in Aldergrove, Gloucester, and Salmon River Uplands. These areas are serviced by the East Langley municipal water system, which relies solely on municipal wells drawing groundwater from local aquifers. Stage 3 water restrictions are declared in anticipation of hot and dry summer weather, and since it is hard to predict the weather, they are put in place proactively to manage water usage. “Water demand doubles during the warm season and more groundwater is pumped from the aquifers than usual,” said Simon Tremblay of the Township’s water resources and

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environment department. “If too much extraction occurs, water levels may fall below well pumping levels, causing a water shortage. Stage 3 restrictions are enforced during critical periods when rainfall is low and water demand is high, to help protect drinking water and maintain supplies needed for emergency use.” “Everyone can do their part to reduce water usage,” Tremblay added, noting that residents with private wells can support conservation efforts by voluntarily complying with the water restrictions. Other areas serviced by the Township’s municipal water system receive a mix of groundwater and water from Metro Vancouver reservoirs, and are currently under Stage 1 water restrictions which regulate lawn sprinkling days and hours. Water use restrictions are implemented through the Township’s Water Shortage Response Bylaw 2012 No. 4909. A map of the affected areas and additional information can be found on the Township’s website at To report a water restriction violation or to have questions answered, call the Township’s

Engineering Division at 604-5327300. Non-compliance is subject to penalties under the Township of Langley’s Water Shortage Response Bylaw 2012 No. 4909. Effective July 1 to September 30 the following restrictions are in effect for municipal water users in east Langley: • Lawn sprinkling is prohibited by homes and businesses. • Residential and most commercial gardens, shrubs, trees, and flower beds may only be watered by hand, by containers, or through drip irrigation. “Soaker” hoses are not permitted. • Pressure washing is only allowed if the work is performed commercially and the purpose is for health, safety, or in preparation for painting or similar treatment. • Decorative fountains must be shut down. • Hand washing of vehicles is restricted to features required for safety (windows, lights, licenses), so long as an automatic shut-off device is used; hand washing at commercial car washes is allowed. • Filling and refilling of private, commercial, and public swimming pools, ponds, and hot tubs is prohibited.

High water surges in Fraser River By TOM FLETCHER Black Press

A flood warning was issued for the Fraser River from Quesnel to the Fraser Canyon Monday as a weekend of heavy rain brought water levels near a 50-year high. A high streamflow advisory was

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A temporary road closure on King Street between Mary Avenue and Mavis Avenue in Fort Langley will be in effect Sunday, July 1, from 11am to 3pm. The closure is required to allow the Langley Centennial Museum to hold its annual Canada Day special event. Traffic control will be on site to provide residents and event participants with a safe means of travel during the event. Engineering Division 604.533.6006

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56 AVE. A temporary road closure on 213A Street, 57A Avenue, 214A Street, and 58 Avenue will be in effect Saturday, June 30, 6:00am - 12:30am and on Sunday, July 1, 6:00am - 12:30am for the annual Langley Canada Day Celebrations. Traffic control will be on site to provide residents and event participants with a safe means of travel during the event. Engineering Division 604.533.6006

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Rivers prompted the centre to extend its earlier upper Fraser River flood warning, issued for Prince George and upstream. Rainfall along the Fraser and its tributaries totalled 30 to 75 mm in 72 hours, adding to rapid snowmelt.

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Temporary Road Closure on King Street between Mavis Avenue and Mary Avenue MA VIS

issued Sunday for the Lower Fraser River, with heavy flows measured at Hope and Mission. Flows are forecast to reach 11,500 to 13,000 cubic metres per second at Hope by late Thursday or Friday. Heavy rainfall across the headwaters of the Fraser and Thompson

Backyard Composter and Rain Barrel Truckload Sales Event Township residents are encouraged to compost and save water this spring and summer. Purchase a backyard composter and/or a rain barrel during our truckload sales event, or have one delivered to your home. Backyard composters are $25. Receive a free kitchen catcher with purchase. Rain barrels are $35 and downspout connection kits are $15. With a purchase you can enter to win a free water-saving kit. These special rates are available for Township residents only. Payment can be made by cash or cheque and proof of residency is required. The Truckload Sale will be held in: Willowbrook Date: Saturday, June 23 Time: 12 - 2pm Place: Costco Address: 20499 - 64 Avenue Home delivery is available. Composters and rain barrels can also be purchased at the Civic Facility and Operations Centre. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

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The group of authors of “Reminisces, Recipes and Remedies” included Elsie Beggs of Aldergrove (fifth from right in back row). They will also appear Wednesday, June 27 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Murrayville Library, 22071 - 48 Ave.

Seniors Appreciation Day unveils new book of the book “Reminiscences, Recipes & Remedies: Langley Seniors Reminisce About Their Food Heritage”. People enjoyed meeting and talking to the authors and bought copies of the book. Langley Meals on Wheels representative Carol Van Straten’s efforts helped make this event very successful. One of the authors, Bill Kent, who will soon be celebrating his 105th birthday, was the oldest participant, and his friend Ellen Schoeck came from Edmonton to attend the celebration. Jim McGregor, who contributed a story in the book, also helped with the event. The 17 authors who were

present were Bill Kent, Annabelle Cornett, Jack Muench, Bob and Lois Crerar, Doris Mitchell, Roy & Vicki Matts, Elsie Martin, Peggy McGregor, Jim McGregor, Patricia Broughton, Anna Renfors, Anita Waska, Elsie Beggs, and Gloria and Erich Proehl. The book combines recollections and some secrets from Langley seniors and pioneers, and this unique creation is made possible by Langley Meals on Wheels. The book costs only $20, and is available for purchase at the Muriel Arnason Library. All proceeds will go to Langley Meals on Wheels programs.

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The Aldergrove Business Associaton would like to thank the local businesses who provided sponsorship for this year’s Hanging Basket Program. This program would not have been a success without the support of the ABA and its members, your efforts are appreciated in making our town a beautiful place to visit and live. Aldergrove A1 Glass Aldergrove Credit U Union Aldergrove Return It Anne Stromsten - Prudential Realty AOK Aldergrove Carolyn Holt Centaur Consulting CIBC Diamond Bar Equipment Dominion Learning Centres Edward Jones Falling For Chocolates Fraser Valley Treasures G.Reddy & Sons Greg’s Appliances Heather Newport Inc

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For teens living with mental illness, their world can feel out of control at times. At other times it can be frustrating and isolating. But a new program that brings teens together with rescue horses gives youth with mental health issues a new sense of empowerment and a bond with some special “gentle giants.” On a recent Monday, Rachelle Sall, 15, and Jonathan Pichette, 17, graduated from a six-week program at Langley’s Healing Heart Sanctuary where the two teens, who have mental health issues, learned to lead horses. “I’ve learned a lot about myself. “I really learned how to control my emotions,” said Pichette. “When I had to pick up a horse’s hoof I was really anxious about it, but I had to control my fear. I told the horse that I was anxious but I will do this.” He explained that the “more you accept your emotions, the more willing the horse is to work with you.” Later, he showed how he calmed Rio, by putting his hand where the horse’s heart is and putting a hand on his own heart at the same time. Breathing deep breaths through the belly, a horse will synch up his breathing with the human and soon Rio’s head lowered, his eyelids drooped and his ears came forward. Pichette had relaxed the horse. The Surrey teen has found the program so rewarding that he has began volunteering at the Aldergrove horse ranch. Linda-Ann Bowling, Healing Heart Sanctuary


Jonathan Pichette, 17, tends to horse Rio at the end of a six-week therapeutic horse program at a Langley farm. The program is part of Surrey Memorial Hospital’s Adolescent Day Treatment Program for youth who are struggling with psychiatric difficulties. owner and facilitator of the therapeutic horse program she calls ‘Youth with a Purpose … a New Kind of Horsepower,’ said horses are highly intuitive and react to the energy people give off. “Horses are sensitive animals and respond to people’s emotions, moods, and non-verbal language,” said Bowling. “Through their work with the horses, youth learn healthy boundaries, responsibility, assertiveness and a variety of ways of interacting more positively with others.” The youth don’t actually ride the rescue horses, but form a leadership role with the large animals, bonding with them by grooming and taking

them through obstacle courses. The youth participating in the horse power program come from the Adolescent Day Treatment Centre in Surrey, which supports teens, aged 13 to 18, who are experiencing severe psychiatric difficulties such as psychotic, mood and anxiety disorders. They are also struggling with their academic, family, and social functioning. Teens taking part come from Langley, Delta, Surrey and White Rock and attend the program four days a week for six months. As the expression goes, “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make

Pichette hugs Rio on the last day of the program.

him drink.” The teens may have been led to this program but they are lapping up the time with the “gentle giants,” said Sall. Out of the six horses she worked with in the program, she bonded with the only female horse, Genevieve. Sall, who is shy herself, bonded with the most confident and difficult horse in the group. “If you aren’t the clear leader, she won’t go with you,” said Bowling. “She is more than happy to give you horse hugs, but won’t move an inch if she sense any skepticism.” Sall said Genevieve has given her a confidence she didn’t have before. The huge, beautiful mare has forced her to be a leader and the reward is the trust the animal has placed in the Surrey teen. Sall has been able to walk Genevieve through an obstacle course and over a bridge, something many horses are reluctant to do. The centre’s youth care worker Kristine Bateman has already seen the benefits of the program. “It’s nice for them to step outside of themselves for a while. The skills they are learning here are in the moment decision making. They are problem solving on the spot and learning that it’s OK to ask for help,” said Bateman. “By the time these teens get to us (at the centre), they have been struggling for a while. “They’ve spent a lot of time avoiding things like school. This is giving them life lessons about perseverance.” Leading a horse is no easy task. As Bowling explained, horses are constantly testing your leadership. Giving up would be an SEE: Page 13

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The staff of EV Logistics raised an astonishing $19,072.99 in their drive for B.C. Children’s Hospital. EV’s warehouse and cold storage in Gloucester Industrial Estates serves the Overwaitea Foods stores across B.C. and is one of the largest employers in the region. Rachelle Sall, 15, tends to Genevieve at end of a six-week therapeutic horse program at a Langley farm.

Kids learn to solve problems FROM: Page 12 easy out for anyone and a defense mechanism for these kids, said Bateman. But she’s heard the kids say: “‘If I can get a horse to move and walk over a bridge, then I can finish this math question,’ or whatever task they found difficult before.” Bowling has been inspired by the teens’ willingness to learn. “We think it has gone amazing,” she said. “What we saw was kids problem solving in the moment.” When the teens join the program, the horses don’t see them as youth, she explains. “We form a collective herd. We aren’t kids, staff and horses. And if you don’t lead a horse, they will pull you along.” The program is work for the horses, too. Just like humans, they have off days and they are “challenged by choice” not by force, just like the youth in this program. If they aren’t feeling up to it that day, they don’t have to participate. This is the first time time Fraser Health has partnered with Healing Heart Sanctuary. A total of $15,000 in funding from three donors to the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation has allowed the centre’s teens to take part in the Horse Power program. Thanks to this funding there will be a summer and fall session as well. And the demand is certainly there, because one in five children will experience a mental health challenge, according to Dr. Karen Tee, manager of Fraser Health’s youth and young adult mental health services. To learn more about Healing Hearts Sanctuary go to Sts. Joachim & Ann Roman Catholic Church 2827 273 St., Aldergrove 604-857-1944 Sunday Masses: Saturday 5:30 pm, Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 am


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Aldergrove’s Brian Hunter (at left) in over-40 soccer action versus Surrey, June 14 at Aldergrove Athletic Park. Aldergrove doubled Surrey with an 8-4 final score.

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The Langley School District rugby programs got together on Tuesday, June 12 at Walnut Grove Secondary to recognize the top athletes in their respective programs. The Langley Commissioners XV Award is an opportunity for the coaches of each program within a school to acknowledge that special player who went the extra mile for their respective teams. Kukri representative Jen Ross was on hand to hand out commemorative T-shirts to each of the winners for their efforts this year. A special thanks go to Kukri and Jen for their donation in the form of the T-shirts, as well as prizes to the guests attending the awards night. Commissioners XV Winners: • Walnut Grove Girls Trista Tetreault (Grade 8 girls) Breanna Owen ( Junior girls) Mackenzie Lee (Senior girls) Trevor Richardson (Senior boys) Brendan Atchison ( Junior boys) Andrew McCulloch (Grade 8 boys) • DW Poppy Tanner Graham (Senior boys) Gino Paolella ( Junior boys) Meghan Ransford (Senior girls) • RE Mountain Chris Jung ( Junior boys) • Brookswood Daniel Dejo (Senior boys) Lucas Paterson ( Junior boys) • Aldergrove Secondary Brad Wightman ( Junior boys) • Betty Gilbert Ash Hotti (Grade 8 boys) • HD Stafford Wes Van Vliet (Grade 8 boys) Other awards presented on the evening were the District Shields, which went to the team at each age level which finished first in the Langley School District. The Marvin Foss Award for Grade 8 Boys went to HD Stafford, a team which also went on to the Fraser Valley Finals and finished second to WA Fraser Middle School of Abbotsford. Betty Gilbert Middle School of Aldergrove finished third

in the Fraser Valley Tournament. The Art Smith Shield for Junior Boys went to Aldergrove Community Secondary after a very spirited match against DW Poppy. The Gord Dennison Shield which goes to the Top Girls

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Program went to DW Poppy, with Walnut Grove placing a close second in this contest. The Bill Turpin Shield for Senior Boys went to Walnut Grove for their successful season; they were finalists in the Tier 2 Fraser Valley division. A special thanks to guests of honour • Jen Ross - Former national team player for Rugby Canada and Kukri Sport Representative. • Marvin Foss - Long-time supporter or schools rugby in Langley through offering his expertise to programs needing a guiding hand. • Art Smith - Retired teacher from Fort Langley Jr. Secondary and Walnut Grove Secondary, who produced countless championship level teams and players who went on to representative rugby. • Bill Turpin - Retired teacher who established top-flight rugby programs at Langley Secondary, DW Poppy and Aldergrove Secondary, as well as founded the Langley Rugby Club. A second award is named in his honour, which goes to a graduating player who not only excels in the sport but will continue on in rugby as a player and someone who gives back to the game through coaching and refereeing. This year’s winner of the Bill Turpin Award was Kadyn Foster of Walnut Grove for his dedication to his senior boys team and his work with the junior programs at WGSS. Kadyn is currently trying out for the Fraser Valley Central Team in hopes of landing a spot with the B.C. team later in the summer. Unable to make the evening was Gord Dennison who has not only produced provincial champions on the boys side but has accomplished this multiple times in the girls game and introduced the game to the ladies side when there were only a handful of teams in the province; today there are over 100 school programs for females running in B.C.


At top, D.W. Poppy Secondary student Gino Paolella gets tackled while playing for the Fraser Valley Central U-16 rugby team, Saturday at Langley Rugby Field. The teams are in the playdowns for the provincial regional championships in July. Below, Aldergrove Secondary students (from left) Jake Thiel and twin brother Josh, and Tomas Sandberg, are playing with the Fraser Valley East U-16 rugby team. Heavy rains on the weekend did not dampen their enthusiasm and they’re looking forward to the championships.


Langley school rugby’s Commissioner’s 15 with coach and Kukri Sport representative Jen Ross (at right).



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Giants down but not out Aldergrove Star

In local senior men’s baseball (LMBA) action the Aldergrove Giants offence is not clicking and they lost two close games last week due to the lack of offence production at the plate. Both games were against division rivals. Game number one versus the expansion South Langley Red Sox was a great game that went 11 innings, only to see the Giants fall 5-7. Several Giants had good games. Starter Jacob Harder pitched five innings, giving up four runs and left with a 5-4 lead. Reliever Robin Fuller pitched four super innings of two-hit ball but gave up the tying run in the ninth 5-5. Trevor Cieszecki came in the tenth and shut down the Red Sox,

but the Giants could muster nothing in the bottom of the tenth. Red Sox scored two in the eleventh for a 7-5 victory over the Giants. Giants’ offence was led by Trevor Kuby, Steve Borth and Jacob Harder, with two hits each. Giants’ veteran catcher Gavin MacLeod smacked his first home of the year, a monster three-run shot to put the Giants up 5-4 after five. Giants with singles were Robin Fuller, Trevor Cieszecki and Mark Filiatrault. Giants welcomed injured all-star centre fielder and all-star right fielder Dan Kivinen back to the line-up, after having been off with injuries and work commitments. In game #2 it was Giants versus Langley Knights at City Park on a beautiful Sunday night. Another very good game by the Giants but

they still lost 0-2 to the Knights. Giants could only manage four hits against Knight pitchers. Steve Borth slapped out two base hits and Greg Moffatt and Trevor Cieszecki hit singles. Giants pitchers were once again outstanding — starter Trevor Cieszecki gave up two runs in the first inning and then shut the door to pitch five complete, giving up two runs on seven scattered hits. Robin Fuller then came in and pitched outstandingly — since Robin’s return from spring ball in Mexico he has been red hot. For the third outing in a row Robin pitched four innings, giving up no runs and striking out three. Giants have hit the road for a couple of games and return to Aldergrove on Sunday, July 8 and Sunday, July 15, and game times are 5 p.m.

Langley students capture top spot at B.C.’s ‘Operation Trackshoes’ Black Press

For a fourth year in a row, Langley students received top honours at the annual Operation Trackshoes event held in Victoria, placing first among competing high schools and winning the Camosun College trophy. Operation Trackshoes is a unique sports festival for people with developmental disabilities celebrating its 42nd year with a full length competitive track and field meet, a number of family picnic type games, swimming, softball, basketball, dances, concerts and

banquets. The Langley team consisted of students in Grades 8-12 from Brookswood Secondary, D.W. Poppy Secondary, Walnut Grove Secondary and Aldergrove Community Secondary, who celebrated and competed in the threeday event. However, winning wasn’t the only reward for competing athletes and coaches. Neil Campbell a Special Education Assistant from BSS who volunteered as a coach for the first time said, “This was an amazing experience for these

kids and it really puts your life in perspective when you experience something like this first hand.” Rebecca Vandermey a Special Education Assistant from D.W. Poppy who also volunteered for the first time stated,“It was incredible to see these kids compete. I had so much fun, I want to go again next year.” Sam Way, a very inspirational student from ACSS said, “I always want to try my best.” For more on Operation Trackshoes see:


Brad Thiessen loved call up with Penguins Black Press

Bradley Thiessen received congratulations in a surprising way after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins double up the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Feb. 26. “I got shaving cream pie in the face from Kris Letang,” said Thiessen, a BCHL alumni, whose career started with the Penticton Panthers/ Vees, and also had stops in Prince George and Merritt. “It was after the game and the coach was talking and he came up behind me. They got me good on that one.” The Aldergrove resident, who has spent the last three seasons with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, said the experience was awesome as he made 21 saves. “It was something that you always work towards. That’s the goal is to be able to play in the NHL and be able to get there and play games,” said Thiessen, who is 72-37-04 with 13 shutouts in the AHL. “Being able to contribute to winning for the team was a lot of fun.” Thiessen liked that his NHL debut against the Blue Jackets was in the afternoon. It didn’t allow him the time to sit around and worry about it or think about it all day. He also had his family and fiancé in attendance for support. “Skating on the ice and hearing the national anthem and all the fans

and what not kind of hits you,” said Thiessen, who played three years at Northeastern University. “It was pretty cool just to be able to be a part of.” Thiessen admitted to feeling nervous, especially because of who he had wanting to make him look bad. “It’s the NHL and you have Rick Nash coming down on you and other guys like that, it’s definitely a little nerve-wracking,” he said. Eventually he felt comfortable and that he belongs in the NHL. Adding to that feeling was playing with the Penguins young studs like Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Letang and Jordan Staal. “You get a lot of good practice with those guys,” he said. As for being around Crosby and Malkin, Thiessen said the best way to describe them is that they are just regular guys. Great teammates who care about the team and fun to be around. “Having a front row seat from the bench, on the ice and in practice was a great experience,” he added. “They are both extremely talented. There would be times during games one of them would do something and you just say, ‘Wow’ because there are not many players who can do some of the things that they do.” At season’s end, Thiessen’s future has become uncertain after the recent signing of Tomas Vokoun, acquired



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ALDERGROVE, Dntn. Avail imm. 1 & 2 bdrm. NS/NP. Call DAVE, 604-328-4461

2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2000 firm. 604-538-4883

Metal Recycling Ltd.


2002 BUICK CENTURY - loaded, low kms. Certified. Like new. $3900/obo. 778-565-4334

Scotty 604-313-1887


The Classifieds: Small Ads, Big Deals!

2002 CHRYSLER NEON, auto, 149K, spoiler, pb., pl., ps., a/c, c/d, alarm, keyless, chrome wheels, $3350. (604)502-9912

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00


• Cars & Trucks • Scrap Metals • Batteries • Machinery • Lead


ABBOTSFORD 3 bdrm., 2 full baths, liv. rm. & fam. rm., big island kit. w/pantry. July 1. (778)552-8547

phone 604-575-5555

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $4,900. obo. 604-826-0519



1998-CHEV 3500 Dually, 7.6 L., 5 spd w/canopy. Low km, gd running cond, A/C $5000 obo 604-491-7759

Dan Lang Remax Little Oak Realty Ltd.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

604-504-7368 or 1-800-668-8661 or email at

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

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 135K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $10,000 604-793-3819 6-9pm

ALDERGROVE ready to move in 3 Bdrm, 2 large barns, on 10 acres, good for horses, close to town & schools. $2300/mo. 4080 256th St. For more info call 604-613-5742

2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL 47,000 K, asking $10,900 firm. Phone 604-542-2251.




Abbotsford 2 bdrm clean clse to shops 1 min to bus $800 incl hydro cble ldry np/ns. 604-512-2486

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

ALDERGROVE 1 bdrm. spacious bsmnt. suite, A/C, own w/d, avail. July 1. $650 mo. + 1/3 utils. & cable. N/S N/P. 604-856-2848


ALDERGROVE 2 bdrm bsmt suite, nr schools, shops.Ns/np, incl hydro, DD req’d. Avail now. 778-246-0915.


1989 GL 1500 HONDA Goldwing 6 cylinder, 1 owner, touring motorcycle, wineberry color. Always kept in garage when not in use. $7200. Ph: 604-852-9529




We Will Pay You $1000

2000 DODGE LEISURE motorhome, 74,000k. Exc. cond. $23,500 obo. Doug 604-833-0500

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beaut cond. $12,450/obo. Free storage till May/2012. 604-287-1127 Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

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

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS DUTCH CLEAN IN ABBOTSFORD Do not pass up this beauty. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom beauty has what you need. From the huge kitchen and living room to large windows that will bring in fhe natural light and beauty of the surroundings including a million dollar mountain view. You will love the size and privacy of the lot as well as the landscaping plus enjoy it when the summers here with the included air conditioning. And there is room for the inlaws. Call Verne today and book your personal showing.





30551 Northridge Way, Abbotsford

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION… PERFECT STARTER IN CLOVERDALE You know what they say, location is everything and here is that reality. Close to shopping, schools, parks, ice rinks, and transit. This solid starter home boasts 3 good size bedrooms, 2 baths, updated flooring, newer roof, and hot water tank. This meticulously kept home is move in ready. And bring your ideas for the basement. Call Verne today and book your showing.

6221 175A Street, Cloverdale



NEWER HOME NO HST NEAR A VINEYARD IN ABBOTSFORD Does this sound like the place for you? Here it is only 2 years young, this home boasts everything you are looking for. Located in the very popular Pepin Brook Vineyard Estates this home is sure to please. You will love the open concept, granite counters, stainless appliances, air conditioning, 4 bedrooms, luxurious ensuite, and unfunished basement awaiting your ideas. Call Verne today and book your showing.



BETTER THAN NEW ALDERGROVE OFFERING EXTENSIVELY RENO’S PLUS A CAR LOVERS SHOP Have you been dreaming of a beautiful home and a shop plus greenspace? Everything here to make everyone happy. this beautifully reno’d 4 bedroom home has it all - from granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, hardwood floors and a luxurious ensuite, to every car buffs dream a beautiful shop with 220 power and potential for heated floors. All located near schools, and across from greenspace. Call Verne today and book your showing.

26814 33B Avenue, Aldergrove


2003 GMC 2500 HD, 4x4, extended cab, SLE, red, 140,000km. New tires, exc. cond. $10,500 obo (604)799-0198 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 73 km, newer tires & brakes, 6 seater. Dark blue, excellent cond. $18,900. Phone 604-858-2949

In the matter of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Aggressive Auto Towing 63 West Railway, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8B6. 604-854-5669 claims a Warehouseman’s Lien against the following vehicle: Kiely Michael James 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer black VIN# JA3AJ66F26U610319 Amount owning $1835.94


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

1. Operate a Material Recovery Facility at 26116 31 B Avenue, Langley, BC where construction and demolition waste is received, sorted, and salvaged for the purpose of recycling. These activities will reduce the volume of waste destined for landfill. 2. Operate within the boundaries of the land or premises with the legal description of: Lot A, Plan LMP33263, Part NE 1/4, Section 24, Township 10, New Westminster Land District 3. Open to the public and processing 7:00AM – 5:00PM Monday – Saturday. 4. Ensure no more than 450 tonnes of construction and demolition waste would be on the site at any one time.

This Notice is published pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw 181 as amended. A person who may be adversely affected by the granting or amending of the Licence described in this notice may, within 30 days of its publication, notify Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Manager in writing stating how that person is affected. The Solid Waste Manager may take into consideration any information received after 30 days only if the Solid Waste Manager has not made a decision on the Licence.

Metro Vancouver Attention: Ray Robb, Solid Waste Manager 4330 Kingsway, Burnaby B. C. V5H 4G8

“Thinking of Buying or Selling? Call me today.”


2003 FORD WINDSTAR, rebuilt auto trans. Runs exc. Green. $3000 obo. (604)826-0519

Please note that submissions in response to this notice may be made available to the public as part of the public record, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Verne Stel


It should be noted that this application is at a preliminary stage and has not gone to the Solid Waste Manager for his consideration. Therefore, aspects of the proposal may change as the application proceeds through the review process.


2157 Zinfandel Drive, Abbotsford


ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720 NEED A LAWYER MONEY! Selling my 23’ Bitz Day Cruiser w/tandem axle trailer, 454 BB Chev Turbo 400, Coal V Drive w/22% overdrive, frest paint. Too much to list. $5,500. 604-820-1323

TAKE NOTICE THAT Cloverdale Disposal Ltd., 1 – 5771 Production Way, Langley, BC has applied to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District (“Metro Vancouver”) pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Municipal Solid Waste and Recyclable Material Regulatory Bylaw for a Licence to:

Well Maintained 2000 Slumber Queen Class C on Ford chassis. 21’. Smooth, economic runner Rear bed, bath, etc. Sleeps 6. 160,000 honest kms. $20,000/obo. 604-536-8326 or 604-809-8326 604-575-5555


2001 TOYOTA SEQUOIA, GREY METALLIC, LEATHER, AC, PWR WDS, MOON RF, NAV, DVD, 2 SCREENS, 290000KM, $12000 onco, 604-791-3125 2002 FORD E350 Cargo Van, new tires and battery, recently serviced, $4500. Call (604)728-0866 (Surrey)


1997 22.5’ 5th wheel, new tires, solar panel, Air, clean. Some water damage. $4000. 604-596-0042

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

ALDERGROVE, Stonebridge Estates, upper flr of exec. fam. home, 1500 sf, 3 bdrm + den, 2 full baths, gas F/P, hrd wd flrs, $1500 + utils. Avail July 1st. Call (604) 833-6545

2000 HONDA ODYSSEY LX, V6, no accidents. Perfect in/out. New winter tires on rims. 181,000km. $4800. (604)538-3006


The Scrapper DL# 7557

Auto Loans or



2 H.D. torsion bar trailer axel 6000 lbs. with 16” rims $1600 obo . H.D. Utility trailer 3500 lb. axel with brakes $1500 obo. Wanted 100 to 200 gal. diesel Tidy Tank 12 V. pump (604)607-3432 MOTORCYCLE / UTILITY CARRIER/TRAILER, fits 1-3 bikes, w/ gear box & ramp, hardly used $1175 trades? 778-888-6805.


2000 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, 3.0, white, 92K, all power, new tires, alarm, keyless, exc. cond. $4350. (604)502-9912

ALDERGROVE 269th St. 2 bdrm detatched duplex, 5 appl, fenced yard, close to schools, pets considered, $950.



Phone: (604) 432-6200 Fax: (604) 436-6707 Email:


I Live in Aldergrove. I Sell in Aldergrove. Aldergrove. Call the Aldergrove specialist... Ready to move, when you are.

604-857-1100 Dan F lokstr lokstra a .COM

m a e r D r u o y Make a Reality! 26647 - 30A AVE.



Large 8,500 sq. ft yard with loads of room to build your shop. This 3 bedroom home , plus a den. Have a look here, make your offer. Seller is motivated!


Dan Flokstra

26635 30A AVENUE




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


Dan Flokstra

6141 - 264TH STREET



5 ACRES OK… OK…this is worth a second look – 1900 sq.ft. on main house plus 2 detached suites in a good location. You will not be disappointed, all very neat and clean, here. Very cool floor plan – an easy place to make home.



Dan Flokstra


25978 - 60 AVE.



You can hardly afford to build this good, but you can afford to buy it now! On 4.8 Acres, 2 road frontages. this home is one of a kind! Amazing, over 7,000 ft of pure Country, this home is brand new and is a fortress. p.s come and check out the Egyptian limestone floors, the spectacular kitchen and 8’ high doors. No two of these around!


Dan Flokstra

#106 5498 267TH ST





1000 sq ft of 2 bedroom living quarters above 1000 sq ft of warehouse in Gloucester Estates, zoned Industrial, its all legal nothing to worry about here. Take a look you will be impressed. Quick possession possible.


Dan Flokstra




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


Dan Flokstra



27031 - FRASER HWY.


359 - 240 ST

19.5 ACRES Currently rented - about 10,000 sq. ft. - buildable C-2 Zoned 1 Acre – and / or renovate the house to an office. Invest now and wait for redevelopment. Possibilities here?


Dan Flokstra



26851-24 AVE


Very open floor plan here with vaulted ceilings new flooring, new paint and all the “Green” upgrades done here, as in new High efficiency furnace with Air conditioning, tankless hotwater system, dual flow toilets etc. There is nothing to do here but move in! New appliances, R.V. parking, double garage and a large Gazebo in the back yard you gotta see this one, book your appointment now. Very bright home and very clean check it out today.



Dan Flokstra

2825 - 256TH STREET



37 ACRES – HOME PLUS LARGE BARNS Check this out, it’s all here! A large 3,700 sq ft home on a beautiful property. Large dairy barn’s plus tons of hay storage 80’x180’ clear span main barn, square piece of property with fantastic building site. Spring is coming, take a look here - property has a slight southern slope.


Dan Flokstra


#101-5570-268 STREET



2 bedroom 2 bathroom residential unit over 2268 sq ft of industrial unit great location in Gloucester and available for immediate possession. Zoned industrial it’s a legal suite so nothing to worry about here.


Dan Flokstra


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


Dan Flokstra

2883 - 264TH AVE.



Out of ALR! 2,000 sq. ft home plus 48’x26’ shop on 2.27 acres. 2 road frontages, large graveled area, designated industrial. Take a look here – a safe investment. I always invest in land for security in the future.


Dan Flokstra

26960 25A AVE.



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


Dan Flokstra

26258 - 60TH AVE.



Gorgeous 1628 sq. ft. rancher, has partially finished full basement, roughed-in plumbing for 3rd bathroom or in-law suite - with attached 2000 sq. ft. heated shop. Also has 1200 sq ft. modular home with its own 24 x 26 garage.


Dan Flokstra

26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100






Get scheduled vehicle maintenance while you wait! • oil changes • brakes • batteries

Pre-owned vehicles

• belts/hoses • alignment • wiper blades • suspension • lamps/bulbs • and more!




Leather, rear parking assist, power group




Low KM, manuel, great condition!








AWD, bucket seats, A/C, great condition. $






2010 SUBURBAN Heated leather, remote start, power sunroof – LOADED!







2004 FORD F-350

Auto, XM Radio, keyless entry, very clean!





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Aldergrove Star, June 21, 2012  

June 21, 2012 edition of the Aldergrove Star

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