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Langley aims for curbs on landfill disputes By NATASHA JONES Aldergrove Star

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Aldergrove’s Mary Schroeder (in green, with ball) fends off a Pitt Meadows challenger in women’s classic gold soccer, Sept. 9 at Aldergrove Athletic Park. Aldergrove won the game 4-2.

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On September 8 a Langley RCMP officer patrolling the Aldergrove area came across a man lying on the street. Police say that further investigation and witness accounts indicate the male had been riding his bike south on the northbound side of the street, carrying a

garbage bag in one hand and a drink in the other. The cyclist appeared to lose control as a semi truck executed a turn onto 56 Avenue from 264 Street. He was struck by the rear tire of the trailer and knocked off his bike. The cyclist was transported to a local

hospital for treatment of his non life threatening injuries, mostly broken bones. Further police computer checks indicated the man was wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants out of Langley. The 45 year old has been remanded and is now in the custody of Provincial Corrections.

After hearing several delegations, some with compelling stories, Township council acted to craft a new policy to regulate land fills. Council ruled on Monday that applications that have already been submitted, but not yet approved, will be subject to the policy. The proposed policy is based on a motion which Councillor Charlie Fox proposed on July 23, council’s last meeting before the summer break. It acknowledges that the Township is receiving more and more applications which are contentious and costly to taxpayers. It also recognizes that the Township cannot legally impose a moratorium or ban landfills. The key elements of the policy which relates to non-farm use fill site applications on agricultural land are: * Applicants who want to truck in 600 cubic metres (100 truck loads) or more must pay for a Township-run process to petition all property owners living within 1,000 metres of the proposed fill site; * Applications for landfills within the Agricultural Land Reserve will not be forwarded to the Land Commission unless the petition has the support of at least 80 per cent of property owners; * Council will only endorse those applications that have “significant” support of neighbours. The final policy, to be worded by staff, doesn’t go far enough, said Councillor David Davis who suggested it should be left to a task force, the ALC or a neutral party. Councillor Grant Ward said he was concerned that the present situation pits neighbour against neighbour, and Fox commented that “trying to get everyone on the same page is extremely difficult.” Fox said he hoped the proposal would be the first step towards eliminating an environment that pits one neighbour against another. For many years, residents have come before council relating stories about neighbourhood disputes, flooding, noise, pollution, loss of enjoyment in their own homes, and ill health. On Monday, the stories continued. Veronica Perko spoke about the ordeal her parents endure from dirt, concrete and liquids brought in to fill a neighbour’s land. Fruit and vegetables they grow are covered in dirt which also enters their home when the windows are open. Her mother has developed “extreme allergies” which require regular shots, Perko said. Their health and quality of life already compromised, her parents now face another fill site on a neighbouring property which is close to their well. “Now retired, my parents should be able to enjoy life. They should be free from worry,” Perko said. SEE: Page 3

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Well-known educator John Pusic returned to Aldergrove Secondary this month as the school’s newly named principal.

John Pusic takes over at ACSS

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Aldergrove Community Secondary School has a new principal, but he isn’t an unfamiliar face. John Pusic worked as a viceprincipal at the school from 2007 to 2010 before taking another position as a vice-principal at Langley’s R.E. Mountain Secondary last year. He said when the chance came to return to ACSS, it was a no-brainer given his experience at the school. “I know the school, I

know the community,” he said. “I feel like I’ve come home.” Pusic said part of what made ACSS an appealing destination for him was the school’s proven success in preparing kids for a wide range of postsecondary education options, not just only offering programs for those who want to go on to university. “We have a focus in this school on transitions to post-secondary education,” he said. “For kids, post-secondary isn’t all university.”

He said the idea is to offer support to help each student reach their individual educational goals and leave ACSS with the skills they need to go on. “Our goal is to have kids transfer into that life after high school,” Pusic said. “It’s about flexibility in choice. We want them to be successful.” Towards that end, ACSS offers programs such as apprenticeships in carpentry and automotive work, which can help students get a head start on their post-secondary education.

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“They get high school and college credits,” he said. There are also programs in hairdressing, French immersion and more, tailored to help students find something that appeals to them and gets them on track towards what they want to do. “We’ve got so many things happening,” Pusic said. Pusic said a large part of that’s thanks to the facilities the school has invested in over the years. “We’ve got great facilities here,” he said. He said the work done at ACSS over the last few years will be difficult to improve upon. “I’m stepping into some big shoes,” Pusic said. Still, despite being new to the job, Pusic already has some ideas on how to keep ACSS moving forward. “I want to put a little more focus on technology,” he said. “The school’s already done a lot of work on that, so it’s not changing direction, but part of that is building the infrastructure.” Pusic acknowledges that many wouldn’t necessarily see ACSS as a plum assignment given some of the challenges locally. “We do live in a community that has a lot of at-risk kids,” he said. That doesn’t scare him off, though. In fact, he said Aldergrove’s community and kids were key reasons why he wanted to come back. “I came back because I’m proud of this community, I’m proud of these kids,” he said. “The biggest challenge for us is to hold our heads high and get kids moving towards post-secondary education.”


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You’re invited to a fun day in the country at the Mount Lehman Fall Fair, where there will be something for everyone. The fair is this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It starts with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 and winds up with a British Pub night dance at 7 p.m. It all takes place at Mount Lehman Community Hall and the adjacent Mt. Lehman elementary school. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. A special feature will be a collection of royal memorabilia that Donna Kingman and her daughter Suzanne McKay put together, with the help of the Governor General’s office, the British High Commissioner and other commercial sources. It is a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s 60 year Diamond Jubilee celebration. The key exhibit consists of photos, Diamond Jubilee souvenirs, and everything British pertaining to our Queen, even her trips to Canada throughout her reign. The exhibition will be at the school library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no

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British royal memorabilia will be on display at this weekend’s Mt. Lehman Fall Fair.

admission to the fair or any of the many exhibits on hand. Organizers are also paying homage to Ms. Agnes “Gussie” Mcphail and to Ms. Helena Gutteridge, both being young Mount Lehman woman who went on to fame in other areas of our province in the early part of the twentieth century. In addition, there will be an ongoing video HARRY HUNT PHOTO tribute to our Queen and pioneers of our More than 200 cars were on display at the 34th annual Aldergrove Lake Picnic, held at Aldergrove Lake Park by the FIFTY area in the history room. 5-6-7 Club on Sept. 2.

New school superintendent sees ‘business as usual’ By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Black Press

It’s the start of a new school year and for new Langley superintendent Suzanne Hoffman, it’s her first full school year in charge of what is one of the few growing school districts in all of B.C. A shiny new elementary school, Lynn Fripps, welcomed students on the first day of school, Sept. 4. Construction of a nearby middle school and elementary school in southeast Yorkson are underway, and there are still discussions about where to build more schools in Willoughby to handle the influx of young families to the area. Whether there should be more middle schools and more reconfiguration to address overcrowding and under-capacity now falls on the lap of Hoffman, who was hired by the Board of Education in spring. Black Press sat down with Hoffman to find out what she wants to bring to Langley’s education system for her tenure. She fills the seat of Cheryle Beaumont, whose departure was surrounded in controversy. It was a stressful time for staff at the district office, where Hoffman was Beaumont’s assistant superintendent. Beaumont was fired by the Board of Education after a shift in power in the last election. There was con-

troversy over accounting errors that resulted in an unexpected $13 million deficit, and there was still resentment about changing H.D. Stafford to a middle school. Hoffman was appointed by the board as acting superintendent shortly afterwards. Hoffman’s goal, she says, is to truly be as open and inclusive about the decisions made that impact all Langley students. “Change is the only constant,” said Hoffman inside her new office in the school district building at the top of Hospital Hill. “We need to build trust with the community so there are no surprises for them.” She is willing to look at everything from changing the traditional calendar of the school year, to configuration of schools and creating more middle schools -- but all with plenty of dialogue and input with the community first, she stresses. She said her number one priority is the foundation of a good education, making sure Langley’s school environment allows for each and every student to succeed. She is passionate about innovations in education that enhance reading, writing and math. She is still very much rooted in her teaching history. “My focus, above and beyond, is student achievement. We have excellent graduation results but we need to do even better. We know there is

a correlation between the success of is an entire school district to look a student and his or her life chances,” at, including what should be done said Hoffman, who is a “glass half full” in Aldergrove, at D.W. Poppy, and in kind of person. Brookswood, which is the next area She said capacity issues will need expected to be built up in the coming to be addressed. years. “Schools that are not at capacity, “For schools that aren’t at capacity, I want to look at how we build on how do we build the school programs school programs to attract new stu- to attract more students?” questions dents,” she asks. Hoffman. “We are talking with She also wants to the Township about its engage in a dialogue with plans and intentions on the community about future development, lookwhether there should be ing at trends over time,” more middle schools in she said. Langley. She will be guided by “That came up a lot in the long term facilities our consultation with parplan, which is expected to ents at the long-term facilbe revealed in September ities meetings,” she said. by the consulting firm the With her children Suzanne Hoffman district hired. going to Walnut Grove Hoffman concedes it’s Secondary, her roots in been a tough road for R.C. Garnett Langley are planted firmly. Elementary school parents, who have While there have been several difhad their overcrowded school recon- ferent secretary-treasurers in Langley figured to a K to 5, with Grade 6 and over recent years, she promises David 7s being bused this year to Lynn Green is committed to the Langley Fripps. School District and has helped to “I don’t think we’ve been as stellar right the financial ship. The district as we could have been in that situa- is set to pay off its debt earlier than tion,” she said. expected. She plans to attend a September Hoffman also has some interest PAC meeting to see how the changes in looking at changing the traditional are going and to get feedback from calendar year. parents. Douglas Park Community School But Hoffman stresses that there has changed to year-round schooling

and it appears to have real success, she notes. “But we have to look at what a new calendar year does for kids and their learning,” she said. The topic is a hot one, with parents feeling strongly for both sides, she said. It has to be carefully thought out, because if it only happens in the elementary level, then siblings holidays can become complicated and yearlong schooling at the secondary level can impact students’ ability to get a summer job. While Langley is known for its amount of choice schools, like fundamental, fine arts, Montessori and sport academies, Hoffman believes this community needs to value neighbourhood schools a little more. In her first months as acting superintendent, Hoffman had to deal with the teachers’ job action, which did shut down schools for a few days and had teachers’ withdraw extra curricular activity. “I’m thankful it’s over,” said Hoffman about the teachers signing a new contract. “We expect business as usual,” she said. “We have amazing teachers.” With the district’s financial ducks now in a row, and the teacher’ dispute over for now, Hoffman is excited about the future of education in Langley.

‘Farm fill’ sites not just under fire in Langley Township FROM FRONT: Some residents blame weak municipal policies and regulations. “The tremendous harm that has been caused by these fill sites over the past many years is a result of inadequate policies and procedures at the Township,” Lisa Weih told council. Engineering assessments and en-

forcement are inadequate, she added. “The Township of Langley has become a place where people cannot buy land and live peacefully without the fear of harm and loss of their most valuable asset, their homes,” Weih said. Relating the history of one land fill application, Mei Lin Yeoell told council that there is a “seeming willingness

to allow rule breakers to go on breaking rules, without consequence.” To succeed, an application needs Township support in order for ALC to consider it. Earlier this year, the commission said that while it is possible to improve the agricultural capacity of land by filling, how much attention is being paid to

what is in the fill “may be inconsistent.” In March, the ALC said it was “very concerned about the number and scale of fill projects proposed for lands in the ALR in the Fraser Valley. It does not believe that the majority of the projects arise out of any substantial interest in agricultural development but instead are proposed to accommodate the

high demand for soil disposal sites for development projects in urban areas. “More importantly, the commission believes that filled properties are less likely to be used productively for agriculture than unfilled properties, due to difficulties in maintaining fill quality, and the length of time required to reestablish soil structure and biology.”


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VICTORIA – Local politicians are preparing for their annual convention, to be held Sept. 25-28 here in the provincial capital. One of the first orders of business this year will be a vote to raise the dues paid by local governments to the Union of B.C. Municipalities, to cover rising travel costs for staff to serve on provincial committees. The plan is also to change the name to Union of B.C. Local Governments, to reflect the participation of regional districts and aboriginal communities. So what do these committees and conferences accomplish? The UBCLG, as it will soon be known, is mainly a lobby group for local politicians to seek changes to federal and provincial laws to keep up with changing times. The resolutions offer a snapshot of modern problems facing local governments. A major theme is public safety, and this year it is the Columbia Shuswap Regional District renewing a long-standing plea for more provincial policing money for rural communities. Surrey has a resolution seeking better notice and control of a growing number of medical marijuana licences issued by Ottawa. Local fire and police departments end up dealing with licensed growops that spring up quietly and create electrical hazards, or expand production beyond their licences as this stealth

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legalization continues. Pitt Meadows, home to a Hells Angels clubhouse and drug-related crime familiar to most urban communities, wants B.C. to follow Alberta’s lead and give police authority to remove known gang members from bars and clubs. Gangs tend to adopt certain establishments, and there isn’t much the owners or police can do about it. This year, the debate may go further. Metchosin is seeking support to call on Ottawa to decriminalize marijuana, ending a “failed policy which has cost millions of dollars in police, court, jail and social costs.” No chance of that under the Stephen Harper government, but it’s worthwhile to send the message. Another long-shot demand, sparked by the abduction of three-year-old Kienan Hebert of Sparwood last year, is for Ottawa to make its sex offender registry public for convicted repeat offenders. Ashcroft councillors want to give emergency services authority to deal with another modern hazard: hoarding. Yes folks, it’s more than just a show on TV that exposes a creepy side effect of our bloated North American consumer culture. The Ashcroft resolution notes that obsessively piling stuff to the rafters is a growing problem. And as with marijuana grow ops, “local governments have little or no authority to enforce compli-

ance with health and safety standards when a building is owner occupied.” Another First World problem is the “pocket dialing” of 9-1-1 by mobile phones. This is more than just a nuisance, because local emergency services are obliged to respond to every call they get. And mobile phones can’t be traced to their location with any precision, creating time-consuming searches that weaken response to real emergencies. Other resolutions tackle complex and important issues, such as the effect of hydro development on municipal water supplies. But alas, most will be lost in the convention noise, overshadowed by political posturing over matters best left alone. Last year’s convention featured the low comedy of delegates voting with wireless devices to condemn smart meters, after displaying their ignorance of the subject. This year, in addition to factually challenged railing about oil tankers, there will be a tough stance taken against shark’s fin soup, which will no doubt strike fear into the Chinese fishing fleet. Once delegates vote themselves more taxpayers’ money to run this show, perhaps they should keep their grandstanding to a minimum. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

After 31 years and millions of dollars raised, you might think the Terry Fox Run would have run out of steam. In fact, the flame that Port Coquitlam hero Terry Fox lit more than 30 years ago with his ill-fated national run burns just as brightly, thanks to the continued commitment of volunteers, schools and run supporters from all over the world. It would be easy to give the Terry Fox Run a pass on Sunday. It might rain. Other things will compete for your time. Maybe you’re not as inspired as you once were. Further, with Betty Fox’s passing, fewer Fox family members are able to rally the troops. But then there is this: Everyone is touched by cancer and research saves lives. Although two out of five Canadians is expected to develop cancer, only one of every four Canadians will die. Cancer is the leading cause of premature death and funds raised by the Terry Fox Foundation goes to important research that will reduce those statistics. There is also this: More than a million people who don’t even live in Terry’s home nation will run to support the foundation in the coming days. That includes Major Art Brown and his team from Camp KAIA-N based at the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan and Camp Eggers at the International Security Assistance Force compound, also in Afghanistan. The men and women of these military commands risk their lives every day but are willing to put aside some of their precious leisure time to run for Terry. If they can do it, so can we. This weekend, take some time and join in one of our local runs. Taking part — running, walking, cycling, inline skating — is a way of honouring our hometown hero while also endeavouring to put an end to a disease that strikes so many people, many of them, like Terry, simply too young to die. This year, who will you be running for?

Walk on ‘wild side’ for critters The Critter Care Animal Society will be hosting its fourth annual Walk on the Wild Side walk-a-thon on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Aldergrove’s Judy Folk, a volunteer with the organization, said it’s a crucial way to support their mission of treating, caring for and releasing sick, injured and orphaned local mammals in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. “All the animals are local,” Folk said. “There’s lots of little stories about how all these guys got here.” Critter Care’s work is done locally, but it’s attracted volunteers on an international scale. “They take volunteers from all over the world,” Folk said. Folk said she got involved with the group earlier this year and has loved it. “I started volunteering in April,” she said. “I recently retired from Telus. When I found out about these animals’ situations, it just really appealed to me. I just really wanted to give them a second chance.” Critter Care does everything from critical care for seriously injured animals to incubators and bottle-feeding for abandoned newborn animals, and they take care of everything from squirrels to deer to river otters and raccoons. They also focus on wildlife education, with programs for primary, secondary and post-secondary students, and they work with federal and provincial governments on a wide range of scientific studies. The volunteers play a crucial role in the organization’s success, and Folk said they’re incredibly committed to helping wildlife. “We’re all really a bit crazy,” she said. “We love all the little guys.” The Walk on the Wild Side is a critical part of funding Critter Care, and it’s proven very successful in the past. This year’s event is a fivekilometre walk through the park, and Critter Care’s teamed up with the local Lions Club to provide food for participants. “The Lions Club’s going to barbecue up some burgers for us,” Folk said. Critter Care wants participants to register in advance so the organization can prepare the right amount of food. There’s a $5 registration fee, which can be paid online, by mail or over the phone. Registration can be done via the organization’s website at http:// www.crittercarewildlife.org or by contacting Folk at 604-857-8811 or Cathy at 604-530-2350. The deadline’s approaching quickly, though. “We need the registration sheet by Sept. 18,” Folk said. Folk said there are extra incentives for participants to raise donations from friends and family, too. “If they get $100 or more in pledges, there are prizes,” she said. The walk’s expected to take about an hour for most, but participants can walk at their own pace. Dogs are welcome on leashes as well. For those interested in supporting Critter Care but unable to make it out for the walk, donations can be made through their website as well. Information at http://www.crittercarewildlife.org


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Driving an electric car in Langley will soon be much more convenient for motorists. In just a few months, the Township will begin installing six new electric vehicle charging stations at five different locations — two at the civic facility (one public and one for staff and fleets), one at the operations centre for fleet vehicles, one at W.C. Blair Recreation Centre for public use, one at Walnut Grove Recreation Centre for public use and one at the Langley Events Centre for public use. The stations are being funded in part by the Community Charging Infrastructure Fund, which is providing up to 75 per cent of the cost (with a maximum of $4,000 per station) to install 570 stations across the province by March 31, 2013. The Township will pay $39,850 of the $63,850 total for its six stations. “This is something that the Township sees as supporting our official community plan to foster alternative energy use and also objectives within our sustainability charter,” said Ryan Schmidt, environmental co-ordinator with the Township of Langley. “That’s one of the reasons why we are proceeding, another reason is transportationrelated emissions in the Township are the

highest out of any source — 600,000 tons of carbon dioxide in a year. That’s about $250 million a year spent in fuel, which is about $2,500 per resident in the Township of Langley,” he said. “We see this an an important step in the transition away from fossil fuel based energy for transportation.” The Level 2 charging stations will all be located near the main entrances to the facilities and the parking stalls will be dedicated to plug-in electric vehicles. Only one vehicle can be charged at a time and it will take anywhere from six to eight hours for a full charge if the car is completely empty. Doing a quick charge for one and a half or two hours can give a 25 per cent top-up, which allows about 30 km of driving, Schmidt said. This is just the beginning of Metro Vancouver’s plan to create a regional network of electric vehicle charging stations across the Lower Mainland. According to the Community Energy Association, by 2020 there will be 10,000 to 20,000 plug-in electric vehicles across Metro Vancouver and 130,000 by 2030. Other municipalities such as Vancouver and Surrey have already had stations installed. “Electric vehicles are coming,” Schmidt said. “It’s a slow market penetration for them,

but this project that the province is leading I think will help the uptake. It’s that rising anxiety that we need to address. People are worried about being stuck out and about without a charge. I think the presence of electric vehicle charging stations throughout Metro and throughout the province will help that.” The stations will also help to change attitudes about driving and make a difference in our environmental footprint, Schmidt said. In 2007, 135 million trips were made in the Township of Langley, with 114 million in personal vehicles, three million via transit, 12 million by walking trips, one and a half million through cycling trips and four and a half million were in commercial vehicles. “If we’re going to address transportationrelated emission, we need to be looking at alternative technology in vehicles and getting people out of them altogether and on to bicycles or transit or other forms of transportation,” Schmidt said. “Electric vehicles are not really the silver bullet in addressing transportation admissions, but they are seen as a part of the solution. “There could be other technologies and other modes of transportation that are better or come along, and that’s great, too. To address and solve this issue we are going to need various solutions.”

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Editor: I’m concerned about losing the last unprotected old forest in Langley. It lives and breathes in Glenn Valley at 84th Ave. and 257A St., and is up for sale by the Township. We need our green space and trees for many reasons besides oxygen, water filtration and animal habitat. We can no longer deny the fragility of our environment or the reality of a changing climate and global warming. There are values in our woodlands far beyond dollars and cents. Have you stood in a quiet forest and felt the deep peace there? This is so needed today in our stress-laced, technological high speed life-style. Let’s look to the future and hold a vision of a green and healthy Langley for ourselves and generation to come. We didn’t inherit this planet from our parents; we’re only the trustees for our kids. Every year, more and more green fields disappear and apartments, condos and houses emerge. Every week many, many homes are advertised for sale in the newspapers. Why build in the middle of a lovely, old forest? E. Klemm, Langley

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July 23, 2012 Council “in camera” agenda since the project had been tendered and Council was asked then to award the contract. Where did this new expansion priority suddenly come from? Since then, the $7.25 million decision has been quietly and subtly marketed to the public without Council authorization. (Refer to the Langley Times article “Events Centre set to expand”, p. 4, September 4, 2012). No Council member was able to say anything about the expansion because the whole matter was behind closed doors until today. Expanding the LEC is not necessarily a bad idea as development of our youth and Sports Tourism is very good for the future of Langley but the process that Langley Township Council used to reach this decision stinks. The process stinks because: • There was no public input ever on this project or on spending this money. • Langley Township taxpayers are footing 100% of this $7.25 Million. There are no new “financial” partners regardless of what was said in recent press releases. • The project was tendered without Council approval. Council approval was only given after the tender was presented to Council. So when did this LEC expansion become such a high priority of this Council and why? • How can $7.25 million be spent in one year when it has not been included in the publicly approved budget and 5-year strategic financial plan? How can the monies be spent before the next budget

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The Fraser Valley Watercolour Societyís putting on a new show this fall at Abbotsford’s Kariton Art Gallery, and it’s designed to stir up feelings. Society copresident Carol Portree said their ‘In The Mood’ theme means each piece, whether in traditional watercolour paintings or more experimental mixed-media efforts, was created along the lines of a particular theme. “The paintings, or the titles of the paintings, have to reflect some sort of emotions,” she said. Don’t expect all the works to be similar, though. Portree said the group’s members took that theme and ran with it in vastly different directions, so there are plenty of different emotions studied. Even the paintings’ subjects are notably diverse. “There’s a penguin in one and a teapot in another,” Portree said. “It’s a very wide range.” Portree said thatís highly desirable, as it fits with the group’s focus on allowing its members to explore their own creativity. “We try to have a unifying theme, but we donít want to restrict the artists,” she said. The theme itself came from group discussions. “Itís all brainstorming from the members,” Portree said. The group has about 50 members overall and 20 active members at the moment, and they regularly get together to work on their paintings. “We meet every week,” Portree said. “We paint

and we discuss things.” There will be 15 artists and around 30 paintings represented in the show, which will run from Sept. 14 to Oct. 30. Portree said there’s a special opening reception taking place on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m., and people are invited to come out, meet the artists and take a look at the paintings. “The artists will be present and there will be refreshments,” she said. She said the group’s excited to be doing another show at the Kariton gallery, as they have a strong history there. “Kariton is a unique place,” Portree said. “It’s an old house that’s been renovated into an art gallery. It’s got a soft spot in our hearts. We always look forward to showing there.” Portree said the gallery’s location in Mill Lake Park makes it a highly-desirable venue to exhibit at. “You get a lot of walkby traffic,” she said. A two-month exhibit like this is somewhat unusual for the group, but then, they’re always about trying new things. Their spring show this year only displayed new work, while the show they just wrapped up at the Surrey Art Gallery focused on blending different colours. More information about the group and samples of their paintings can be found on their website, htt p : / / w w w. f v watercolours.com, but Portree said their overarching feature is how they regularly get together, collaborate and help develop each other’s talent. “We’re one of the unique groups in the valley.”

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

McLeod Stadium at McLeod Athletic Park at 216 Street and 56 Avenue will be closed to the public on Monday, September 24, from 5am until 5pm, to accommodate filming.

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Notice of Road Closure, Highway Dedication Removal, and Disposal Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Langley, pursuant to Section 40 and 94 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c. 26, to adopt “Highway Closing and Dedication Removal (Carsen et al) Bylaw 2012 No. 4949.”

Proposed Soil Deposit Application AT THE HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed application shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the application that is the subject of the hearing.

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The intent of the Bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of highway of a 584.2 m2 portion of unimproved 44 Avenue at Fraser Highway. The road will then be transferred to Margaret Carson, James Carson, Margaret Hughes, Mary Lowey, Thomas Carson, and Daniel Carson for consolidation with their property at 23400 - 44 Avenue. In exchange for receiving the closed road, the owners will grant the Township a 1220.85 m2 road dedication from their property for realignment of 44 Avenue. The portion of road to be closed and transferred is shown on the map above. Comments will be received by the Deputy Township Clerk prior to 12pm on Monday, October 1, 2012. Written comments should be directed to the Deputy Township Clerk at 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley, BC V2Y 3J1, or fax 604.533.6054. Copies of the Bylaw may be inspected at the Township Civic Facility. Scott Thompson Property Management Department 604.533.6138

56 AVE. The closure will include the track, artificial turf field, and grandstand areas. The remaining areas within the park will be open as usual. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Parks Operations 604.533.6151

Burning Permits The Township of Langley Fire Department will be issuing burning permits for open air burning from September 15 to October 31, 2012, weather permitting, in the following categories: **ALL PERMITS EXPIRE October 31, 2012. Yard and Garden Clean-up of Vegetation: • Available only to properties .2 hectare (.5 acre) and larger and in areas where surrounding properties are equal or greater in size than .2 hectare • BURNING IS NOT ALLOWED and permits WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR THE URBAN AREAS of Aldergrove, Murrayville, Brookswood, Walnut Grove, Fort Langley, and Willoughby • Permit fee is $20 Permits will be available at: Aldergrove Community Centre W.C. Blair Recreation Centre 26770 - 29 Avenue 22200 Fraser Highway Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue Fire Hall 6 22170 - 50 Avenue Operations Centre 4700 - 224 Street

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Land Clearing Debris Permits: • Are NOT available to properties less than 1.7 hectare (4.2 acres) • Are ONLY available at Fire Hall 6, 22170 - 50 Avenue, Murrayville • Applicants MUST meet the METRO VANCOUVER and WASTE MANAGEMENT prerequisites of clearances, time limits, and recycling • Fires MAY have to be accelerated by the use of forced air techniques • Permits will be SITE SPECIFIC of SHORT DURATION and INSPECTION may be required prior to issuance. CALL FOR INFORMATION • Permit fee is $100 Township Fire Department Administration: 604.532.7500 Emergency: 9-1-1

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In photo at top, Otter Co-op grocery manager Mike Will and directors Susan Dodd and Dorothy Anderson served 1,200 meals to Otter members in the co-op parking lot during the annual chicken barbecue, Sept. 7. At left centre, Otter Coop’s general manager Jack Nicholson helps hand out some of the 21,000 patronage dividend cheques to members during the Equity Days celebration last week. A total of $5.36 million was returned to co-op members this year. At left bottom, Otter Co-op presented a $2,500 donation to Langley Meals on Wheels program during the co-op Equity Days celebrations.

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Township For the week of September 13, 2012

public open house Development Cost Charge (DCC) Bylaw Update Development Cost Charges are fees collected on new developments to pay for the expansion and upgrading of transportation, water, sanitary, and drainage infrastructure, and to purchase and develop new park land to meet the needs of the growing community.

public notice Burnt Toast?...

Green Can it!

The Township of Langley is updating its Development Cost Charge program and would like interested residents, property owners, and stakeholders to review the proposed changes before the required bylaw is presented to Council for consideration. Information boards will be available in the lobby, and participants will have the opportunity to provide written comments. Staff will be on hand to respond to questions and comments and a PowerPoint presentation will be shown at 5pm in the Fraser River Presentation Theatre. Date: Thursday, September 20 Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm Location: Township of Langley Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre/Lobby – 4th Floor Address: 20338 - 65 Avenue Community Development Division 604.533.6034

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public notice Be Wildlife Aware on the Road The Township of Langley is home to a diversity of wildlife habitat. Our residents share the area with many types of animals – large and small. Preservation of wildlife habitat is considered in planning all of Langley’s communities – let’s keep them safe! Help protect our wildlife by respecting road signs and obeying posted speed limits. Motorists should use extra caution in the early morning and evening hours.

Food scraps and yard trimmings go together. Engineering Division 604.532.7300 tol.ca/greencan

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Langley has a large wildlife population Watch out for animals crossing, particularly at dawn and dusk

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EQUITY DAYS

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Equity Days

PICTURED (L. - R.) Doug Potentier (District #4 FCL Director) presents Frank Braun (Otter Coop Director) with his Level Two Director Certificate

Celebrate us! 90 years with

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september

Las Vegas

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Mexico

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december

Disneyland

We’re giving away a trip a month from September through December 2012!

*receive one entry for each $50.00 purchase at any otter co-op location. some restrictions apply. see website for contest details. entry forms also available on line at: ottercoop.com Retail Centres

3650 248 street aldergrove

2596 & 2618 McMillan rd abbotsford

12343 Harris rd Pitt Meadows

It was a beautiful evening for a chicken barbecue. Once again Henry’s Outdoor Barbecue did a wonderful job of preparing enough chicken to serve 1200. Dinner was at 4:30 but by 4:00 we had a long line of those who had enjoyed the Co-op Chicken dinner in the past as well as some newcomers. The dinner included a ¼ chicken, potato salad, corn on the cob, a dinner roll, dessert and a drink for $5.00. The feedback of those that attended was extremely positive. It takes a lot of people to make this such a great success and our thanks to all the staff that helped to make this another awesome Co-op event! Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Each year Otter Co-op has generously donated $2500 from this event to a local nonprofit organization. This year the recipient of this donation was Langley Meals on Wheels! Several members of the Langley Meals on Wheels also donated their time in helping to make the barbecue a tremendous success, and we thank you for participating!

PICTURED Three memb ers from Langley Meals on Wheels accepting donation of $25 00.

Did You Know?

There were 21,030 cheques issued to Otter Co-op Members in September 2012. There were 3683 members that picked up their cheques during Equity Days September 6-7-8. For picking up your cheque you were able to enter a draw for a chance at three great prizes. The winners were 1st prize Melanie Kish (Gazebo) 2nd prize Mark Maksymiuk (Barbecue) 3rd prize Nell Fast (Luggage) Congratulations to all of you!

Otter Co-op’s Greater Rewards for Purchasing Groceries, Hardware, Fashions,Gas and More Are you buying at Otter Co-op or elsewhere? Here is some reward/refund data that we want you to be aware of. The chart below is based on the 2011 Otter Co-op member patronage allocation of 5.00% on ALL Otter Co-op purchases with an average of $50 per purchase. Retailer

$ Spent

Points/Refunds Earned

Rewards/Refund

Shell (Air Miles) Otter Co-op

$4,375 $4,375

175 Air Miles 5.00% Allocation

$20 Fuel Gift Card 219 Equity & Cash Back

Esso Otter Co-op

$4,300 $4,300

4,300 Esso Extra Points 5.00% Allocation

$25 Esso Fuel Card $215 Equity & Cash Back

Petro Canada* Otter Co-op

$10,500 $10,500

42,000 Petro Points 5.00% Allocation

$30 Free Gas $525 Equity & Cash Back

Save On Foods

$15,000

15,000 Save-On Points

$25 Sony Style Gift Card

Otter Co-op

$15,000

4.25% Allocation

$637 Equity & Cash Back

Safeway Grocery Otter Co-op

$4,800 $4,800

240 Air Miles 5.00% Allocation

$25 Gap Gift Card $240 Equity & Cash Back

Your opinion is important to us at Otter Co-op! Please take a few minutes to complete our survey by visiting us online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AOCCS

Complete by September 29, 2012 and receive a 10% off coupon at Otter Co-op along with a chance to win a 40” TV or an iPad 2.

Thank You! Otter Co-op 3650 248 Street Aldergrove, BC V4W 1X7

Phone: (604) 856-2517 Fax: (604) 856-2674 Web: www.ottercoop.com


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President’s Message:

COMMUNITY

Please let me introduce myself to you. I am Dorothy Anderson and have recently been elected President of the Board of Otter Co-op. I have been in the Langley area for about forty five years. My husband had a small business in Milner for many years and even today we have a farm that we operate and have people come to the farm to learn more about the farm way of life. I was elected to the Dorothy Anderson Board in 2008 and during my five years, I have seen many Board President changes; new buildings, new acquisitions, and of course, all segments of retail are seeing the significance of cross border shopping. The Co-op is owned by you, the members, because of your $10.00 payment for a lifetime membership. Since the beginning of our new fiscal year on March 1, 2012, we have welcomed 1800 new members to the Co-op. This is where the cash-back and equity comes into play. Spending just $270 in the past fiscal year will get you cash back and equity. And you are shopping local! Decision making regarding money is where we come in as a Board. Otter Co-op donates in excess of $100,000 yearly to many charities and organizations in our community. Our most recent donation was after the Friday, September 7th, chicken barbecue where we chose Langley Meals- On-Wheels as the charity of choice, for a cheque of $2500. The Board is also responsible for the approval, or non- approval of high dollar amounts. Mentioning our donation total makes us proud of those people who do support Otter Co-op and shop here. Many non-profit organizations benefit from the use of our store, be it a hot-dog sale, or even a car wash when we aren’t on water restrictions.

OTTER CO-OP ATTENDS THE 4H AUCTION AT THE PNE

ff draw Henry winner of the sta Nicholson e th R to L re Pictured he er) and Jack STAFF WINNER river), Mike Will (Grocery Manag (General Manager). D k uc Tr Unruh (Feed

Otter Co-op were proud sponsors of eight 4-H classes at this years P.N.E.

raspberry social

PICTURED HERE (l. to r.): Jack Nicholson (Otter Coop G.M.), Dorothy Anderson (Otter Co-op Board President), Kate Ludlam (Senior Donor Relations Officer/langley Memorial Hospital Foundation) and Larry Jantzen (Otter Co-op Director). The L.M.H.F. was the recipient of the donations received at the July 1 Canada Day Raspberry Social. Kate said the foundation is very appreciative of the donation and it will be designated to the Maternity Campaign. Thank you to everyone that participated!

Winners!

BBQ CONTEST W

INNER L to R Jack Nicholson

Mike Will (Grocery (General Manager) Manager) and the luc , ky lady Kat Gray. Th everyone that partic ank you to ipated!

Sunday, August 26 turned out to be a perfect day for the Otter Co-op Staff Family Picnic at the Vancouver Zoo. The day included a Scavenger Hunt, Bouncey Castle, races with prizes for all ages, followed by a hamburger/ hotdog barbecue and door prizes won by many staff members.

On behalf of the Board of Directors I wish you a great fall season.

CANADA DAY

Otter Co-op’s Operations

BACKYARD BBQ CONTEST

OTTER CO-OP STAFF PICNIC

Check us out! Come and visit Otter Co-op during Co-op Week, October 14-20, and see all that we have to offer.

OTTER CO-OP BOARD PRESIDENT

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General Manager’s Message

Wow, the summer is over already! Where does the time go? We have just finished celebrating our Equity Days, where members received their equity statements and cash back on purchases made during the 2011 fiscal year. A great chicken BBQ and cheques for a general repayment totaling more than $3.8 million went back to members! We also made age bylaw repayments in excess of $392,000. Talk about your member benefits! Jack Nicholson A member had to only spend $270 during 2011 to General Manager qualify for a cheque, which is less than $23 a month! Total equity and cash going back to members in the way of allocation for 2011 purchases amounted to $5,361,060. If you were unable to attend our event and pick up your cheque, it should arrive shortly in the mail. And now we are just over the half way point of our 2012 fiscal year. Despite the many challenges of increased competition, economic difficulties, and increased cross-border shopping, your co-op continues to achieve the goals we set at the beginning of the year.

As with all businesses, organizations, whatever it may be, Otter Co-op is very proud of our staff … many of whom you will never see … because they are responsible for the behind the scene jobs.

Dorothy Anderson

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blueberry social BC DAY

THANK YOU OTTER CO-OP! A special thank you to Otter Co-op for the $673 donated to Matthew’s House thanks to your recent Blueberry Social. Matthew’s House is a home away from home for children living with disabilities and their families who support them.  It is a five-bed residence that will provide long and short-term respite care for children and adolescents who live with a significant disability, while at the same time supporting and encouraging the families of these children.  Two additional bedrooms PICTURED HERE (l. to r.) Tom Balke - Stewardship Director are set aside for family members.  Matthew’s House and Otter Co-op Board President Dorothy Anderson. Matthew’s House is a home-like environment where children will be well cared for and safe, while giving their families peace of mind as they take a restful step back in order to refuel themselves.  It will dramatically enhance the quality of life of children with profound disabilities and complex medical needs. The dream of Matthew’s House began with a local boy named Matthew Froese.  During his birth, Matthew suffered severe birth asphyxia due to lack of oxygen.  This left him completely dependent on others for activities of daily living.  Despite these challenges, Matthew touched many people’s hearts.  He has left a legacy which will provide respite care for children just like him and support families across British Columbia.  Feel free to check out the Matthew’s House website at www.mattshouse.ca for recent developments. With much appreciation, Tom Balke – Stewardship Director Matthew’s House

SCAVENGER HUNT

Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON! Pictured here Jack Nicholson (Otter Co-op General Manager) presenting Shannon Davison with a $50 gift card for being the 375th Like us on our Facebook page.

Director Brittany Bergevin and her brother Taylor, (parents Barb & Richard were also part of their team) were the Scavenger Hunt winners with the most correct answers in the quickest time.

Our overall sales for the first 24 weeks are just under $81.4 million, which is a 16.5% increase over last year at the same time, when our sales were just over $69.8 million. Local savings are also quite a bit better than last year and budget at this time. These are fantastic results, with volume increases in our feed, bulk petroleum, and gas bar divisions. The Pitt Meadows location is showing an improvement in sales over the previous year, and our new produce and convenience store and our new pharmacy in Abbotsford continue to gain new customers weekly. Our hardware department is also enjoying a slight increase in sales this year, but our food and family fashions are really feeling the effects of cross border shopping, as we have seen a significant decline in sales in these areas. We have many new exciting opportunities that we are reviewing, and some that we are already working towards. In regards to expansion and growth projects currently underway this year, we continue to work towards the redevelopment of our gas bar, convenience store and cardlock on the corner of Fraser Highway and 248th Street, and are currently working with the Township of Langley on our development permit. In Abbotsford, on Highway 11 and McCallum Road, we continue with our due diligence and design submissions to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on developing a new gas bar and convenience store on our property located there. And design plans are currently being completed for a new bulk plant, cardlock, gas bar, convenience store, and oil warehouse for our new property on Lickman Road in Chilliwack. So as you can see, it is a very exciting time to be a part of Otter Co-op! I am very proud of the team we have here at the Co-op, and want to thank all of our staff for their continued hard work and dedication to our company, and a thank you to you, our members, for your continued support that continues to grow our co-operative and be able to return the benefits of the co-operative business model back to our members. I look forward to a strong finish to this year of opportunities, challenges and growth, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Jack Nicholson GENERAL MANAGER

ALDERGROVE FALL FAIR Thank you to everyone that stopped by the Otter Co-op booth and played Co-oPlinko at the Aldergrove Days Fair. Congratulations to the Fair on Celebrating their 100th Anniversary!

Staff member Vicky Mayer (Feed Department) and her team members (husband Jeff and sons Travis & Bryan ) were also winners in the Scavenger Hunt in the most correct answers draw

LORIN LEDGER

ning Supplies Winner of Otter Co-op Can Basket

Door Prize Winners!

DARLA MYTT

ENOR

Wiinner of of a Bucket

of Otter Co-op

Carwash Supplie s


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12 | The Aldergrove Star | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

Otter Co-op welcomes a new president

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& NEWS It pays to belong!

President’s Message:

COMMUNITY

Please let me introduce myself to you. I am Dorothy Anderson and have recently been elected President of the Board of Otter Co-op. I have been in the Langley area for about forty five years. My husband had a small business in Milner for many years and even today we have a farm that we operate and have people come to the farm to learn more about the farm way of life. I was elected to the Dorothy Anderson Board in 2008 and during my five years, I have seen many Board President changes; new buildings, new acquisitions, and of course, all segments of retail are seeing the significance of cross border shopping. The Co-op is owned by you, the members, because of your $10.00 payment for a lifetime membership. Since the beginning of our new fiscal year on March 1, 2012, we have welcomed 1800 new members to the Co-op. This is where the cash-back and equity comes into play. Spending just $270 in the past fiscal year will get you cash back and equity. And you are shopping local! Decision making regarding money is where we come in as a Board. Otter Co-op donates in excess of $100,000 yearly to many charities and organizations in our community. Our most recent donation was after the Friday, September 7th, chicken barbecue where we chose Langley Meals- On-Wheels as the charity of choice, for a cheque of $2500. The Board is also responsible for the approval, or non- approval of high dollar amounts. Mentioning our donation total makes us proud of those people who do support Otter Co-op and shop here. Many non-profit organizations benefit from the use of our store, be it a hot-dog sale, or even a car wash when we aren’t on water restrictions.

OTTER CO-OP ATTENDS THE 4H AUCTION AT THE PNE

ff draw Henry winner of the sta Nicholson e th R to L re Pictured he er) and Jack STAFF WINNER river), Mike Will (Grocery Manag (General Manager). D k uc Tr Unruh (Feed

Otter Co-op were proud sponsors of eight 4-H classes at this years P.N.E.

raspberry social

PICTURED HERE (l. to r.): Jack Nicholson (Otter Coop G.M.), Dorothy Anderson (Otter Co-op Board President), Kate Ludlam (Senior Donor Relations Officer/langley Memorial Hospital Foundation) and Larry Jantzen (Otter Co-op Director). The L.M.H.F. was the recipient of the donations received at the July 1 Canada Day Raspberry Social. Kate said the foundation is very appreciative of the donation and it will be designated to the Maternity Campaign. Thank you to everyone that participated!

Winners!

BBQ CONTEST W

INNER L to R Jack Nicholson

Mike Will (Grocery (General Manager) Manager) and the luc , ky lady Kat Gray. Th everyone that partic ank you to ipated!

Sunday, August 26 turned out to be a perfect day for the Otter Co-op Staff Family Picnic at the Vancouver Zoo. The day included a Scavenger Hunt, Bouncey Castle, races with prizes for all ages, followed by a hamburger/ hotdog barbecue and door prizes won by many staff members.

On behalf of the Board of Directors I wish you a great fall season.

CANADA DAY

Otter Co-op’s Operations

BACKYARD BBQ CONTEST

OTTER CO-OP STAFF PICNIC

Check us out! Come and visit Otter Co-op during Co-op Week, October 14-20, and see all that we have to offer.

OTTER CO-OP BOARD PRESIDENT

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General Manager’s Message

Wow, the summer is over already! Where does the time go? We have just finished celebrating our Equity Days, where members received their equity statements and cash back on purchases made during the 2011 fiscal year. A great chicken BBQ and cheques for a general repayment totaling more than $3.8 million went back to members! We also made age bylaw repayments in excess of $392,000. Talk about your member benefits! Jack Nicholson A member had to only spend $270 during 2011 to General Manager qualify for a cheque, which is less than $23 a month! Total equity and cash going back to members in the way of allocation for 2011 purchases amounted to $5,361,060. If you were unable to attend our event and pick up your cheque, it should arrive shortly in the mail. And now we are just over the half way point of our 2012 fiscal year. Despite the many challenges of increased competition, economic difficulties, and increased cross-border shopping, your co-op continues to achieve the goals we set at the beginning of the year.

As with all businesses, organizations, whatever it may be, Otter Co-op is very proud of our staff … many of whom you will never see … because they are responsible for the behind the scene jobs.

Dorothy Anderson

www.aldergrovestar.com

blueberry social BC DAY

THANK YOU OTTER CO-OP! A special thank you to Otter Co-op for the $673 donated to Matthew’s House thanks to your recent Blueberry Social. Matthew’s House is a home away from home for children living with disabilities and their families who support them.  It is a five-bed residence that will provide long and short-term respite care for children and adolescents who live with a significant disability, while at the same time supporting and encouraging the families of these children.  Two additional bedrooms PICTURED HERE (l. to r.) Tom Balke - Stewardship Director are set aside for family members.  Matthew’s House and Otter Co-op Board President Dorothy Anderson. Matthew’s House is a home-like environment where children will be well cared for and safe, while giving their families peace of mind as they take a restful step back in order to refuel themselves.  It will dramatically enhance the quality of life of children with profound disabilities and complex medical needs. The dream of Matthew’s House began with a local boy named Matthew Froese.  During his birth, Matthew suffered severe birth asphyxia due to lack of oxygen.  This left him completely dependent on others for activities of daily living.  Despite these challenges, Matthew touched many people’s hearts.  He has left a legacy which will provide respite care for children just like him and support families across British Columbia.  Feel free to check out the Matthew’s House website at www.mattshouse.ca for recent developments. With much appreciation, Tom Balke – Stewardship Director Matthew’s House

SCAVENGER HUNT

Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON! Pictured here Jack Nicholson (Otter Co-op General Manager) presenting Shannon Davison with a $50 gift card for being the 375th Like us on our Facebook page.

Director Brittany Bergevin and her brother Taylor, (parents Barb & Richard were also part of their team) were the Scavenger Hunt winners with the most correct answers in the quickest time.

Our overall sales for the first 24 weeks are just under $81.4 million, which is a 16.5% increase over last year at the same time, when our sales were just over $69.8 million. Local savings are also quite a bit better than last year and budget at this time. These are fantastic results, with volume increases in our feed, bulk petroleum, and gas bar divisions. The Pitt Meadows location is showing an improvement in sales over the previous year, and our new produce and convenience store and our new pharmacy in Abbotsford continue to gain new customers weekly. Our hardware department is also enjoying a slight increase in sales this year, but our food and family fashions are really feeling the effects of cross border shopping, as we have seen a significant decline in sales in these areas. We have many new exciting opportunities that we are reviewing, and some that we are already working towards. In regards to expansion and growth projects currently underway this year, we continue to work towards the redevelopment of our gas bar, convenience store and cardlock on the corner of Fraser Highway and 248th Street, and are currently working with the Township of Langley on our development permit. In Abbotsford, on Highway 11 and McCallum Road, we continue with our due diligence and design submissions to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on developing a new gas bar and convenience store on our property located there. And design plans are currently being completed for a new bulk plant, cardlock, gas bar, convenience store, and oil warehouse for our new property on Lickman Road in Chilliwack. So as you can see, it is a very exciting time to be a part of Otter Co-op! I am very proud of the team we have here at the Co-op, and want to thank all of our staff for their continued hard work and dedication to our company, and a thank you to you, our members, for your continued support that continues to grow our co-operative and be able to return the benefits of the co-operative business model back to our members. I look forward to a strong finish to this year of opportunities, challenges and growth, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Jack Nicholson GENERAL MANAGER

ALDERGROVE FALL FAIR Thank you to everyone that stopped by the Otter Co-op booth and played Co-oPlinko at the Aldergrove Days Fair. Congratulations to the Fair on Celebrating their 100th Anniversary!

Staff member Vicky Mayer (Feed Department) and her team members (husband Jeff and sons Travis & Bryan ) were also winners in the Scavenger Hunt in the most correct answers draw

LORIN LEDGER

ning Supplies Winner of Otter Co-op Can Basket

Door Prize Winners!

DARLA MYTT

ENOR

Wiinner of of a Bucket

of Otter Co-op

Carwash Supplie s


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We are very excited to be a part of the Horsing Call 604-607-6934 Around Langley Project. The artist has now been for your Wellness Clinic selected, and will soon be set up in the Hardware appointment today. Department of Otter Co-op. She will be painting some of Otter Co-op’s 90 Years of History onto the horse.

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PICTURED (l. to r.) Otter Co-op General Manager Jack Nicholson, Executive Assistant Merilee McAuley and Director Larry Jantzen.

R Otter PICTURED L to ager Jack an M l ra ne Co-op Ge Co-op Director Nicholson, Otter ngley Arts Dick Mayer and La tive Carla ta en Council Repres Robin. Did you know you can bypass the switchboard and dial direct to the following departments? Administration 604 856 2517 Petroleum: 604 607 6912 Feed: 604 607 6901 Hardware: 604 607 6909 Bakery: 604 607 6920 Café/Deli: 604 607 6921 Produce: 604 607 6919 Meat: 604 607 6918 Grocery: 604 607 6936 Pharmacy: 604 607 6934

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coming events

Family Fashions & Hardware 2 Day Scratch & Save Sale • Friday & Saturday October 5 & 6 Family Fashions 2 Day BOGO Sale • Friday & Saturday October 19 & 20 (Buy 1 and get 2nd one (of same or lesser value) 50% off) Kids’ Club Halloween Party • Sunday, October 28 10am – 2pm Family Fashions & Hardware - 1 Day Scratch & Save Sale • Sunday October 28 Ladies Night Saturday November 3 (Tickets on sale starting October 22) Family Fashions & Hardware 3 Day Scratch & Save • Friday and Saturday November 15-17 Seniors & Special Needs Turkey Dinner • Tuesday November 27 (Tickets on sale starting Monday, November 12 at the Administration Office) Family Day 10% off Groceries, Family Fashions & Hardware • Tuesday, November 27 Family Fashions & Hardware 3 Day Scratch & Save Sale • Thursday, Friday & Saturday November 29-30 & December 1 Family Fashions BOGO Sale • Thursday, Friday & Saturday December 6-7-8 (Buy 1 and get 2nd one (of same or lesser value) 50% off) Breakfast with Santa • Saturday December 8 & 15 (Tickets on Sale starting Monday, November 12 at the Administration Office) Family Fashions & Hardware 3 Day Scratch & Save Sale • Thursday, Friday & Saturday December 13-14-15 Boxing Week Sale • Begins Thursday, December 20 – January 1 Kids’ Club Christmas Skating Party • Thursday, December 20 – 4:15 to 6:15 Twin Rinks Langley

Student Representative Position

It was announced at the May Annual General Meeting of Otter Co-op that the board of directors had voted to eliminate the Student Representative position on the board. This announcement was met with a negative reaction from many members who had attended the annual meeting, and after some discussion there was a motion from the floor for the directors to review their decision to end the program. Your board of directors realizes we did not present our reasons for the decision to eliminate the position as we should have. This was wrong and we apologize for this oversight.   Members deserve a more detailed explanation of why this action was decided upon. The Student Representative program has been in place for 10 years at the Otter Co-op, and the board went through the process of assessing the benefits of this program that uses well in excess of $10,000 every year towards one student. The purpose was to allow a young person to participate in board meetings and gain experience in both business and the cooperative movement in particular.  This was accomplished and we have had some very excellent young people as representatives.  Some of the expectations of the student to undertake over and above attending monthly meetings and events were to include speaking about the co-op to high schools, promoting Otter Co-op to other groups, and so on.  

conferences in Calgary and Saskatoon, many times with a chaperone. In review, it was found that many of the past representatives had not continued to support the co-op after their experience on the board was completed. With this and other pros and cons in mind, your board of directors decided that the same amount of money would be spent on other activities that would benefit increased members and youth. Such as an increase in the number of $1,000 scholarships that are made each year, increased sponsorship of school Dry Grad events, increased number of students having their camp fees to attend a Co-op YES camp covered, or some type of reduction in youth membership in the Co-op to entice younger members to join and actively support our business.   These and other items continue to be discussed at the board level.  The decision to eliminate the position was not done lightly or without considerable thought.  It was not an attempt to shave expenses, but was rather a long thought out decision attempting to spread out our sponsorship funds in a manner that would be a benefit to more of our members. Your board continues to feel the position of Student Representative has run its course and that it be replaced with other programs such as those listed above. Again, we apologize for not explaining the background of removing the program at the Annual Meeting, and feel we are acting in the best interests of the membership.

The Student Representative was paid a monthly retainer, a per diem for attending each meeting, and out of pocket expenses including trips to

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Abbotsford’s ‘Warm Zone’ is now in the danger zone By VIKKI HOPES Black Press

Marilyn is a chronic alcoholic. Sometimes she is homeless and needs a place to shower and get a warm meal. Rhonda is a former crack addict who had nowhere to go and no one who cared. Nyachol is another former addict who was once so sick from drug use she thought she would never pull through. Meet the women of the Warm Zone – a dropin centre on McCallum Road in Abbotsford for those who are “street entrenched.” Some have drug addictions, and some suffer from mental illness. Some are sex-trade workers, and some are homeless. Most have a combination of these issues. The Warm Zone, they say, is a haven – a place where they can escape the dangers of the streets, fill their empty stomachs, take a hot shower, do their laundry and make a free long-distance call to a family member. They can attend sup-

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Warm Zone co-ordinator Michele Giordano and outreach worker Erica Thomson are concerned about what will happen to the 30 to 40 women that the centre sees each day, if the facility has to close due to lack of funding. keeping the Warm Zone open saves tax dollars. As an example, she said there were 34 pregnancies among women visiting the Warm Zone in its first year. Last year, there were nine. So far this year, there have been two. Much of this can be attributed to the distribution of free condoms, which sex-trade workers living in poverty often can’t afford to buy, but

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Giordano and a outreach worker, Erica Thomson, ensure that women wanting to get clean receive the treatment they need. They’ll make the arrangements for women who otherwise would have no access to a phone, drive them to the locations and stay with them as they check in. If a woman who’s due for treatment doesn’t show up at the Warm Zone, they’ll track her down. “We’ll go look under bridges. We’ll go to crack shacks,” Giordano said. Where else are these women going to get this kind of support, asks Rhonda, who credits the Warm Zone with helping her seek treatment. She is now clean and has her own apartment. “If it closes, there are going to be a lot of women who will die. It will be chaotic,” she said. “(Without the Warm Zone) I’d probably be dead, honest to God.” Giordano said the Warm Zone has strong working relationships with Abbotsford Police

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Younger but hardy Kodiaks set for season By ANDREW BUCHOLTZ Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove Kodiaks got their preparations for another PIJHL campaign underway Wednesday, Sept. 5 with a 5-3 exhibition win at over the Richmond Sockeyes. General manager Rick Harkins said it was an auspicious way to start the year. “It was our first exhibition of the season and we got a win, so that was nice,” he said. Harkins said beating the Sockeyes was impressive, as the Kodiaks haven’t been able to practice much on ice over the summer, while Richmond has access to ice throughout the sum-

mer months at Minoru arena. “Richmond’s been practicing since May; they have ice all year,” he said. “To compete with them’s a great sign.” The win was assisted by an impressive crowd at Aldergrove Community Arena, which Harkins said is emblematic of how much support the Kodiaks have locally. “It was a full house, which was great,” Harkins said. “Our team’s about the community and the community comes out with us.” The Kodiaks are coming off a season in which they won their conference, and Harkins said they’ll be

Aldergrove Kodiaks’ Josiah Friesen nets the winning goal against the visiting Richmond Sockeyes, Sept. 5 at Aldergrove Arena. The Kodiaks posted a 5-3 win in the exhibition game that night but lost a game at Richmond’s Minoru arena, 4-2 on Saturday.

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even better in some respects this time around. “Our overall quickness is improved, our defence is better,” he said. There may be some growing pains, though, as they have an extremely young team. Harkins said their youngsters have a tremendous amount of talent, though, and the roster would look even more youthful if it wasn’t for the league’s limit of two 16-yearolds per team. “If we weren’t limited to two, we’d

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Members and friends of Langley United boys and girls youth soccer enjoyed a memorable evening on August 11 at BC Place Stadium at the second annual LUSA Appreciation Day. That night, the Whitecaps faced off against western conference rivals Real Salt Lake and came out with a 2-1 victory to delight the home crowd. As part of the game festivities, more than 70 Langley boys and girls received the thrill of a lifetime to participate in pre-game and game activities, like retrieving the ball when it goes off the field or up in the stands, act as pre-game flag bearers and player escorts and more. “Once a year LUSA is awarded a Whitecaps game for the youth of LUSA to get an up close and personal look at professional soccer players and a Whitecaps game,” says HARRY HUNT PHOTO LUSA’s Whitecaps coordiAldergrove’s Andrea Seager takes control in women’s division 2 soccer versus Surrey, Sept. nator James Stumph, a club volunteer. 9 at the new Aldergrove artificial turf fields. Aldergrove downed Surrey 2-1 that day.

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AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for Welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster. We have openings for 10-3rd Year Apprentices or Journey Person Welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd Year Apprentice $28-$30/hour, Journey Person $32-$35/hour, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at: (office)780-846-2231; (fax)780846-2241 or send resume to blaine@autotanks.ca; production@autotanks. ca. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS WANTED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustrial. com. Apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com.

CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS NEEDED for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustrial.com. Online: www.torqueindustrial.com.

FABRICATOR with pressure vessel exp. req’d for M/R union shop. Stable F/T position. Email resume mike@emmfg.com

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• FAST-CARDED

(Washington and Oregon)

• LOCAL DRIVERS WE OFFER; • STEADY F/T WORK • COMPETITIVE WAGES • EXTENDED MEDICAL & DENTAL BENEFITS • OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT Requirements/Qualifications: · Valid BC issued Class 1 license & min. one (1) year of safe driving experience · Driver’s abstract · Knowledge of HOS / DOT regulations · Professional in appearance

Please submit resume & current drivers abstract to: bccareers @canadacartage.com or fax: 604-888-5887 Our organization is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from Aboriginal people, members of visible minority groups and women.

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EDUCATION

Pressman The Abbotsford Press Centre has an opening for a Pressman on our spare board. Web Offset experience a must. Must be available for shift work. References required. Interested applicants should direct their resume to: Press Manager, Abbotsford Press Centre 34375 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 Fax: 604-853-2195. No phone calls please e-mail: dwarne@blackpress.ca We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

www.blackpress.ca > www.bclocalnews.com

Bindery Workers Black Press has anticipated opportunities for Bindery Workers to assist with the mechanical insertion of advertising flyers into our Lower Mainland newspapers. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening, night and weekend shifts. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis for our locations in Surrey and Abbotsford. Excellent remuneration. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. Reliable transportation is a pre-requisite.

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FARM WORKERS

Troy Campbell 26988 Gloucester Way Langley, B.C., V4W 3V6 Fax: 604-856-6166

GREENHOUSE Workers Pitt Meadows $10.25/hr. Apply sales@fablefarms.ca, or in person 13460 Rippington Rd. Pitt Meadows.

troy@scamptransport.com apply online at www.scamptransport.com

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LEARN FROM HOME. EARN FROM HOME. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enrol today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

NEED A Business loan? Now you can get up to $5million business or start up loan with an interest rate starting at 2.5%. Bankruptcy or bad credit welcome. Apply with us now at 1-866-253-7914.

Reach most sportsmen & women in BC advertise in the 2013-2015 BC Freshwater Fishing Regulation Synopsis! The largest outdoor magazine in BC, 450,000 copies plus two year edition! This is the most effective way to advertise your business in BC. Please call Annemarie at 1-800-661-6335. or email: fish@blackpress.ca

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HELP WANTED

F/T FORKLIFT OPERATOR NEEDED Min. 32hrs/wk. Must have a valid ticket. Send resume to: supervisor1@surreyleader.com

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

Customer Service Rep/Estimator Van Press Printers div. of Black Press has an opening in our Burnaby office for a detail & customer-oriented Customer Service Rep./Estimator to support our Sales Rep. The CSR will be the main contact in addressing and solving customer needs. Key Responsibilities: • Coordinate with customer, production and outside vendors • Ability to analyze information and perform costeffective, production efficient quotes and work closely with our sales rep to advise and provide solutions to customer requirements • Confer with production staff to develop resolutions to production challenges • Communicate with new and current customers to help generate sales • Ensure customer deliveries are met • Handle client calls regarding quality, new items and delivery status Requirements: • Min. 4 years customer service experience in web printing • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) with attention to detail • Exceptional organization and prioritizing skills • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills to develop a strong bond with a variety of internal & external customers • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently and under strict deadlines • Positive attitude, self-motivated and energy to maintain enthusiasm This is a part-time, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday to Thursday position but will require some flexibility to work extended hours when necessary. This position offers a competitive compensation and attractive benefits package. If you describe yourself as a team player, enthusiastic, possess a high level of integrity and the willingness to make a significant contribution, we invite you to apply for this opportunity by emailing your resume to:

paulbrzeski@vanpressprinters.com

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LEGAL SERVICES

HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR LTD. currently has full-time positions available: H/D Truck & Transport Mechanic & Parts Counter Person. Contact Herb 780-849-3768; (cell) 780-849-0416. Fax 780-8494453. Email: herb@hheltd.com.

JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat 250-8328053, pat@brabymotors.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS - REDUCED PRICES NOW! 20x22 $4,455. 25x26 $4,995. 30x38 $7,275. 32x50 $9,800. 40x54 $13,995. 47x80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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P & R Western Star & Freightliner Trucks in Duncan, BC requires a full time parts representative. Applicant must have thorough knowledge of heavy duty truck and trailer parts.

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Jeff at 306-779-2288 ext 284 or email jknowlton@daytonahomes.ca.

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MOVING & STORAGE

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

281

ELECTRICAL

GARDENING

Local & Long Distance

CHINESE SHAR PEIS. Healthy happy M. & F. Variety of colors & ages. Brush & bear coats. House raised. Well socialized. Vet ✔, shots. Now 604-814-0038. sonjasdogs@yahoo.ca

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

QUALITY CONTROL PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: info@torqueindustrial.com. Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com.

PETS

Residential & Commercial Services

$45/Hr

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

Excellent benefit and wage package to successful candidate. Please fax or e-mail resume to 250-746-8064 or michele@prwstar.com

477

DISPOSAL BINS

AFFORDABLE MOVING

604-537-4140

260

PETS

778-997-9582

SHEP/ROTT/BOER BOEL MASTF 4Male 1Fem, born Jul10, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checkd, fam. raised. $500. Call 1-604-869-9905 (Hope).

We Recycle! GO GREEN!

Toy Australian Shepherds, 3 merle males, 1 tri color male, 8 wks old, $500, 604-819-5500, 604-794-3231

www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

bradsjunkremoval.com

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

ROTTI / PRESA cross. 2F / 3M Vet checked, 1 shots, dewormed. Born July 7. $250 obo. 778-242-6791

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

548

FURNITURE

A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $100 - Call: 604-484-0379

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

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HELP WANTED

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

(UNIQUE) RELAXATION BODY CARE 604-859-2998 ~ In-suite shower #4 - 2132 Clearbrook Road, Abby

173E

HEALTH PRODUCTS

CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1800-854-5176.

180

EDUCATION/TUTORING

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

NOW HIRING!

Delivery Drivers With industrial type vehicles only. Vehicle must hold 5000 papers . NO MINI-VANS. • Twice weekly: Tuesday & Thursday • Pick up newspapers from our warehouse • Deliver newspapers to our carriers

Times

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DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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GARDEN TOPSOIL $20 per yard. Delivery available with 5 yard dump trailer. Mushroom manure $10/yard. 604-768-7571 or 604-856-4255.

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

374

PAINT SPECIAL

TREE SERVICES

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

Tree removal done RIGHT!

www.paintspecial.com ROLL-ON PAINTING. Specializing in repaint. No job too small. Houses, offices, condos. John 604-825-1239

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

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

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

PARADISE LANDSCAPING

PETS

FREE ESTIMATES Serving Langley since 1986 Lawn Mowing - Yard Cleanups Power Racking - Hedges Pruning - Rubbish Removal New Lawns - Top Soil & Bark Mulch. Fully Insured

Call (604)889-6552 WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $75 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $100. Free Delivery 604-856-8877

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

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

456

338

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 PLUMBING, heating and gas services. Design and installation for new construction, renovations and existing system maintenance and emergency on-call service. Call McCallum Mechanical 604-6539514 or email mccallummech@shaw.ca

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PRESSURE WASHING HANDYMAN - 604-518-4778 WCB & Liability Insured. www.lwrestoration.com

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064

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

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626

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

www.mainlandroof.com

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

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

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

FINANCIAL SERVICES

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

LEGAL SERVICES

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

CRIMINAL RECORD?

The Langley

www.langleytimes.com

MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

MATTRESSES starting at $99

.Jim’s Mowing www.jimsmowing.ca

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220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See www.bcpresscouncil.org for information about the Press Council.

HELP WANTED

DRIVERS WANTED

604.

VOLUNTEERS

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

GET the best for your moving 24/7. From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Senior Discount. 778-773-3737

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK! Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

FEED & HAY

MIXED SPECIES HOG FUEL 1” minus mixed berry mulch, Red Cedar coarse hog fuel Phone R.J. Caplette 604-856-6500

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PETS

AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. black & white, male & fem. Vet chk, 1st shots, $500 ea. Loving homes needed. Call 604-250-4360 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 DALMATIANS, 3M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232

LAB/SHEPHERD/ROTTI x pups, 9 weeks, shots/deworm, 2 males/2 females, $495. Call (604)864-1004 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

551

GARAGE SALES

Aldergrove

Creekside Villa Complex Garage Sale Saturday, Sept 15th, Gates open 9am-2pm

27435 - 29A Ave.

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat. Sept 15 from 9-2. Vintage Furniture, Housewares, and Estate items from a collector. Vintage glass: Iridescent, Carnival, Vaseline & Amberina. Comic Book Collection100+ mint condition. 13320 22A Avenue Surrey.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

WALK-IN Tubs, Wheelchair Baths, Roll-in Showers, Shower Seats. Avail thru MEDIchair locations. Aquassure 1-866-404-8827

REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

P/B Choc. lab puppies, 4 F. left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $700. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730.

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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

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RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

706

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

1977 Daytona Charger V8 360 auto new 2 tone blue paint 1 owner new tires $10,500 obo. 604-576-0836

2006 MAZDA 3 - 4 dr sedan. auto, 2l, 70,000 kms, Blue. Many options. $7300/firm (604)538-4883

RENTALS

736

809

2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.

RENT TO OWN

ALDERGROVE Lge 4 bdrm rancher 3 bath, dbl garage. $1500. Now. N/P. 604-710-8914 / 604-728-8110.

www.dannyevans.ca

700

STOP RENTINGRENT TO OWN

750

SUITES, LOWER

AUTO FINANCING

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

HI-LITE Fiberglass Cover for 3/4 ton GMC, 6ft. 8 inch long. Pewter colour. $800 obo. 604-530-1197

810 Need

A

Vehicle!

Guaranteed

Auto

Loan.

Apply

Now,

1.877.680.1231

TRANSPORTATION

830

845

TRANSPORTATION

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

851

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

MOTORCYCLES

AUTO FINANCING

www.

MARINE UapplyUdrive.ca

Aldergrove: Oct. 1. Lovely 2 bdrm bsmt suite, open concept liv/Kitch. Incl. inste lndry, f/p, d/w, patio, prkg, priv gated entry, utils/ cbl, int. & strg. No partying, n/s, n/p. Refs. $940/mo 604-308-7219

APARTMENT/CONDO

ALDERGROVE 50+ Adult Building. 1 & 2 Bdrm apts. Central location. Phone 604-317-1926 ALDERGROVE. LARGE 2 BDRM, 2 BATH condo. Clean, F/S, W/D. Avail. immed. NS/NP, no parties. $800/mo. Call 604-866-8825.

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

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$239,900

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

Best Price in Aldergrove. 1st Time Buyer or Investor! Low strata fees. 1 bedroom condo in central Aldergrove. Needs TLC. Call Anne Stromsten 604-308-7365

818

1998 Slumber Queen. AUTUMN SPECIAL! Immaculate light weight 8’ camper. Toilet, sink stove, furnace, a/c converter, 3 way fridge. Queen bed. Comes w/full propane tank, 12V electrical cord & rear step. $5,950: Tom 604-807-0209

845

1996 SEBRING Conv. 118 K LADY dr, Orchid, $5700 upgrades, exc cond, $3950. 604-258-8852

604-308-7365

1999 CHRYSLER LHS 93K, loaded, lthr., 17” chrome wheels, 1 owner. Mint cond. $4500. 604-542-5482

annestromsten.com

2002 CHEVY MALIBU 212K, auto, 3.3, p/s, p/b, a/c, new tires, shocks & brakes, 1 owner, no accidents, $3200. Call 604-591-1173.

LISTINGS WANTED!

Scotty 604-313-1887

RE/MAX Aldercenter Realty 26641 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC 604-857-1100

851

2000 DODGE CARAVAN all power, new tires, A/C, driven by Sr 3.0L, very clean $2100 604-502-9912

2002 BMW 525i, Agent maintained. Fully loaded. 200K. Mint cond. $7,000: 778-991-4001

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

2002 MAZDA MPV DX Van 7/pass. V6, 97K, all power, BCAA report avail, $4500. Call 604-531-7769.

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HOUSES FOR SALE

#26 17516 4th Ave, South Surrey

with the ClassiÀeG

Power Pack…

$405,900 BEAUTIFUL RANCHER style townhouse in a Gated Community. OPEN CONCEPT floorplan w/vaulted ceilings. 2 Bdrm/2 Bathrm with many UPGRADES when built. Located on the QUIETEST (west) side of complex. Minutes to the US Border, WHITE ROCK, GOLFING and MORGAN CROSSING.

27045 35th Ave., Aldergrove

27090 18th Ave., Aldergrove

5 BDRM/ 4 BATHRM home with a 1 BDRM suite backing onto FARMLAND! GORGEOUS 5 year old home with great layout and a fabulous location. Call today, bring the in-laws and see for yourself! YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE!

CARS - DOMESTIC

Sell your Home! Sell your Car!

3 Bdrm/3 Bath two storey home on over 8500 sq ft fenced lot with RV PARKING, DBL GARAGE and more. Huge deck out back for entertaining too!! Don't miss out on this FABULOUS FAMILY home.

$559,900

TRUCKS & VANS

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

LimiteG Time Offer!

Sell your home FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!

$389,000

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1990 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ONLY 53K’s, A/C, p/w, seats 7, exc cond.$1100. 604-536-4490 W.Rock

2006 PONTIAC Pursuit - 4 dr auto, gray colour. Spoiler p/l, cd, a/c, p/s, p/b. 122K. $5650 604-502-9912

HOUSES FOR SALE

CARS - DOMESTIC

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

2005 Mazda 6 Sport Wagon - 139k, 3.0 V6, 5 spd. manual, 220 hp exc. cond. BC car, dark grey w/ blk. int., no accid. sunroof, pwr. drivers seat, light duty hitch for bike rack, new clutch & starter, recent tires, car needs nothing $9500 778-861-5017

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Claudette Marie

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead

Aircared, fully loaded, new tires. Mint cond in/out. $700/obo. 604-503-3151 or 778-988-6591

Anne Stromsten

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

Metal Recycling Ltd.

1991 Chrysler Dynasty.

$119,900

32500 Qualicum, Abbotsford

CARS - DOMESTIC

818

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1992 Class A 34ft WINNEBAGO ELANTE motorhome, 454 Chev motor, only 42,000miles. Low profile, awning, generator, air compressor backup camera, 2 TV’s & many other extras. This is a top of the line motorhome in top shape. Asking $21,000. Call 604-536-2899.

45+ complex. 3 bed /3bath shows extremely well! Fenced yard with patio, low monthly fee. small pet ok. Walking distance to shops and transportation. Call Anne Stromsten 604-308-7365

BOATS

Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945

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Desireable End Unit

912

2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER

1-800-910-6402

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LANGLEY WALNUT GROVE, 3BR bsm $1000 incl utils, internet & cable, W/D, full bath, sep. ent, N/S, N/P, bus, no pets, refs. 778-8469413

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2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. 3 yr warranty left. $27,000. Call 604589-6032 or 604-807-6022. 2008 FORD F150 regular cab 2 whl dr 8ft box auto V6 only 15,000kms, silver $10,000 firm SOLD 2010 GMC Cheyenne Edition. P/d, p/w, a/c, cruise, 4 X 4, rhino lining, chrome acces, CD radio, aux jack, V8, 4.8L, On Star, ext. cab, suicide doors & tow package. 32,000 kms. $21,500. obo. (604)217-4007

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Call the Aldergrove specialist... Ready to move, when you are.

Make your Dream a Reality. Call Dan today 604-857-1100!

27031 - FRASER HWY.

$549,900

I LIVE in Aldergrove. I SELL in Aldergrove.

Dan Flokstra .COM

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

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25978 - 60 AVE.

NEW PRICE!

$1,700,000

MEDITERRANEAN MANSION 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!

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27250 - 26B AVENUE

Dan Flokstra $369,900

ALDERGROVE RANCHER

Check out this retirement home here backing onto ALR acreage with southern exposure for a super bright and private yard. You will love this very clean home with an open floor plan and yes it has a 4 piece ensuite.

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

604-857-1100

2825 - 256TH STREET

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

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

$2,995,000

#163 - 27456 32ND AVENUE $239,900

25926 FRASER HWY

Take a look here all the privacy in the southern exposed back yard very clean very neat and very private in this complex 3 bedrooms up and new windows new fireplace extra long driveway for extra cars. Nothing to do but move in here. Take a look and make your offer.

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

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

4953 - 272ND STREET

$1,800,000

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INSTANT BUSINESS HERE!

2 bedroom A frame cottage style home on quiet no thru street on 4.72 acres in south Aldergrove close to town. Great 7 stall barn plus 2 bay shop with roll up doors. Property fenced and cross fenced. You will love this place when you see it, have a look and you will know where home is.

Over 30,000 plants ready to be sold on 17.45 acres with a 3000 sq ft 5 bedroom home on it could be suited this is a very interesting idea as the value is in land and building the cash flow from the nursery stock is the bonus have a look and cheque it out.

Dan Flokstra

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$1,995,000

$829,900

26917-20 AVE.

604-857-1100

3764-272ND STREET

604-857-1100

$2,000,000

19.75 ACRES

SOLD

2 homes on almost 20 acres all level and cleared close to town with city water this property is immaculately maintained and one of a kind. Don’t miss this opportunity for this size acreage close to town. Check out the shop as well loads of truck parking with super driveways here. The list goes on.

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#101-5570-268 STREET $439,900 GLOUCESTER UNIQUE SITUATION

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.

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604-857-1100

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26960 25A AVE.

604-857-1100

$649,900

2 STOREYS & FULLY FINISHED BASEMENT

SOLD

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

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Dan Flokstra

26258 - 60TH AVE.

604-857-1100

$1,150,000

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

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26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100 realestate@danflokstra.com

Dan Flokstra

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604-857-1100

RE/MAX ALDERGROVE www.fraservalleyrealestate.net

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COSTCO IS BACK!

1,000 OFF

$

MOST MODELS

GET A GREAT DEAL AT MURRAY GM TODAY!

EMPLOYEE PRICING EXTENDED! UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30

PRICIING

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UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30

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2012 EQUINOX C0074

$412

$160

MSRP $36,890

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MSRP

2012 LACROSSE C0001 /mo. lease*

MSRP $29,790

bi-weekly

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17,988

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2012 MAILBU C0076

2012 F150 SUPERCAB CAB 4X4 XLT

MSRP $26,255

$130

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$152

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