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Hundreds of students listen to a speech by Daniel Germain, president and founder of Breakfast Clubs of Canada, during World Food Day events at the Langley Events Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

It was a threatening text message sent to a Langley Fine Arts school student which prompted a lockdown on Wednesday morning, Oct. 17. Langley RCMP said that a female student received the text from a 32-year-old Langley man who is believed to be known to the student. The lockdown was lifted at 11:45 a.m. with several police attending the school. After receiving the text, the student reported it to the school principal who felt there was enough of a concern for student safety for police to be alerted, said Const. Craig van Herk, media relations officer for Langley RCMP. “It was out of an abundance of caution” that the principal decided to lock down the school while police began their investigation, van Herk said. Officers located the person they believe sent the text, and now have a 32-year-old Langley man in custody. The man has been charged with uttering threats. Police continue to investigate the connection between the youth and the accused.

Accused killer maintains his innocence Robert Bradshaw claims he confessed to murder to give another man street cred Monique TaMMinga Times Reporter

In the 20 or so days of Robert Bradshaw’s Supreme Court trial for the first degree murders of Marc Bontkes and Laura Lamoureux, the jury has heard about what the drug culture in Langley has done to many lives, said the Crown in their closing arguments. “It’s a world full of lies, violence, criminality,” said Crown counsel Chris McPherson on Monday morning. “It’s filled with everything we

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can’t imagine or fathom. But it’s in this world that two lives were lost and the evidence has shown that Roy Thielen killed Laura Lamoureux and Bradshaw killed Marc Bontkes. Crown hasn’t proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Bradshaw had anything to do with the murders, said Bradshaw’s lawyer Paul McMurray in his closing arguments. McMurray told a Supreme Court jury on that Crown is relying heavily on the “unreliable” evidence of convicted murderer Roy Thielen, who has already

pleaded guilty to both murders. “Thielen’s objective is to minimize his consequences and to extricate [close friend] Michelle Motola as much as he can by escalating Bradshaw’s role,” McMurray told the jury in his closing arguments on Monday. Motola, 21, has already pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the killing of Bontkes and is serving six years. “Mr. Thielen was and is a liar. His statements have been contradicted by others . . .” Thielen told an undercover police officer posing as a crime boss that he killed both himself, including torturing Bontkes. But after his arrest he implicated Bradshaw as the driver in Lamoureux’s murder and the shooter in Bontkes’ death.



“The only evidence that looks bad for Bradshaw is the taped conversations because it sounds like he admits to the killings,” said McMurray. Police videotaped a conversation Thielen and Bradshaw had in a hotel room after homicide investigators approached Bradshaw about the murders in July 2010. His lawyer suggested to the jury that Bradshaw feared for his safety if he didn’t go along and that he agreed to implicate himself to help out Motola, whom he still had feelings for. Bradshaw took the stand in New Westminster on Thursday and told a Supreme Court jury that he had nothing to do with the murders. Bontkes and Lamoureux were

both shot dead within five days of each other in March, 2009. In the trial, it was learned that both murder victims had robbed the drug lines Bradshaw and Thielen worked for. There is also evidence that Motola accused Bontkes and Lamoureux of kidnapping and torturing her before the murders. That accusation has not been proven. Bradshaw, an admitted drug dealer who worked for a diala-dope line at the time, was taped by police in an undercover operation talking about the murders and offering details about his role in the two killings during a conversation with continued, PAGE 4


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When talks began for the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor, Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender pulled a loonie out of his pocket as the symbolic first contribution from the City of Langley. On Friday morning he made the final payment: A toonie. “Please spend it wisely,” he said with a laugh as he presented the coin to Ed Fast, minister of international trade and minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, in recognition of the construction that’s underway along Production Boulevard and 54 Avenue on the Langley/ Surrey border. It is part of the combo project, a major portion of the $307 million Roberts Bank Rail Corridor program. It calls for the construction of three overpasses at 192 Street, 54 Avenue and 196 Street to replace level rail crossings. This will reduce the impact of longer and more frequent trains from Port Metro Vancouver terminals in Delta as trade with the Asia-Pacific increases in the future. At a cost of $121.5 million for the combo project, $8.3 million is being contributed

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by the City of Langley and $5.5 from the Township. Other funding is coming from the City of Surrey, the province, the federal government and Port Metro Vancouver. Ultimately, the project will connect Roberts Bank, Canada’s largest container facility and coal terminal, with the North American rail network, creating the Asia-Pacific Gateway for exports. The Asia-Pacific countries represent huge markets, with economic growth rates two to three times the global average. The goal is to make Canada’s Asia-Pacific the best transportation network, Fast said. “That’s where our future lies, accessing these booming economies of the Asia-Pacific that we have neglected for far too long,” he said. “This infrastructure investment will allow us to get our products, our goods out to market in the Asia Pacific in a more efficient manner, and of course get goods into Canada in the same way.” “Asia truly is our future,” said Langley MLA Mary Polak, the minister of transportation and infrastructure “Talk is cheap. It’s really easy to talk about trade with

Monique taMMinGa Times Reporter

A 73-year-old Aldergrove man has been charged with several property crimes, as well as assaulting a police officer. After a lengthy investigation, charges have been laid against two Langley men, aged 73 and 30, believed to be responsible for a number of property crimes, including stealing a brand new truck during a test drive, and stealing a bulldozer and a trailer.

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Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender presented Ed Fast, minister of international trade and minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, with a toonie, as a tongue-in-cheek symbol of payment for the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor in Surrey. Asia and say that we want to trade with Asia,” she said. “If we’re not all together pushing

The events date back to the early part of 2011 when the younger of the two offered to do some engine work on a truck for a friend, said Cpl. Holly Marks. The vehicle was delivered, however in July of 2011, the ‘mechanic’ told his friend it had been stolen and subsequently reported the theft to police. In March 2012, Police allege the senior attended a local dealership and test drove a new 2012 Dodge pickup. A short time later, he reported to police that he was

on these projects, they don’t happen.” “It’s happening. It’s hap-

carjacked and the truck had been stolen. Later that month, Langley RCMP received a report of a new Dodge truck parked in the trees on the property where the two men live. Unfortunately, the truck was gone when the member attended. Also in March, Langley RCMP received a report that a Caterpillar loader and a Komatsu bulldozer had been stolen from a construction site. As Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit continued their investi-

pening here. It’s happening in Langley... trade with Asia impacts me.”

gation, they applied for and were granted a search warrant for the property occupied by both of the accused in the 6600 block of 256 Street. During the search, both the loader and bulldozer were recovered, as well as the truck the ‘mechanic’ had reported stolen and keys for the new Dodge pickup that had allegedly been carjacked.  Additionally, a large utility trailer was located on the property and determined to have continued, PAGE 5


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Thielen in a hotel room and again at a park bench in July 2010. Thielen has already pleaded guilty to the murders and is serving a life sentence. He refused to testify at Bradshaw’s trial and a show cause hearing for contempt of court was expected to take place. At the time of the killings, Motola was dating and living with Bradshaw. They were together around six weeks. Police had set up Thielen in an undercover sting, during which they made him believe he was joining an organized gang. Police taped a conversation between Thielen and Bradshaw going over what roles the two had played in the murders and whether they had covered their tracks well enough to make sure police couldn’t implicate them. Bradshaw speaks of various details, reassuring Thielen that during Bontkes’ mur-

der (which took place in Hi Knoll Park) they both wore gloves. However, Lamoureux’ murder happened in a residential neighbourhood, so someone may have witnessed it, Bradshaw tells Thielen. “There were houses around us,” Bradshaw can be heard in the video surveillance. In a complicated defence, Bradshaw claims that Thielen asked him to go along with “a story” that implicated him in the murders. The story Thielen gave him about how both murders happened was to be relayed to the gang crime boss to give Thielen credits with the gang and to show Thielen had tied up all loose ends. The story was relayed to Bradshaw in an eight minute conversation in a hotel bathroom, Bradshaw claims. “If you didn’t have any involvement why agree to implicate yourself?” asked McMurray. “I was more concerned of the reper-

cussions if I didn’t. It was less harmful to just agree,” said Bradshaw. While on the stand, Bradshaw said he didn’t do drugs himself, just marijuana. As a drug dealer for two years in Langley, he sold a lot but never took part, saying he did around 200 to 300 deals a day. He said he never stashed the gun used to murder both victims. He also said he knew nothing about Bontkes, nor had he ever met him. He said he barely had a relationship with Thielen. “Do you admit to killing Marc Bontkes?” McMurray asked Bradshaw. “No. I was giving him (Thielen) an out to exclude Michelle and include myself. It was part of the story,” he said. In cross examining Bradshaw, the Crown questioned why Bradshaw would allow himself to take the fall for two murders he didn’t commit. “Thielen is some-



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one you said you saw about once a month selling dope to or giving a ride to and at some point he said, ‘oh by the way I implicated you in two murders?” asked Crown Chris McPherson. “He wanted me as backup,” Bradshaw responded. Crown asked the jury to reject Bradshaw’s evidence because he is making it up to make it fit with the evidence the jury has already been presented. McPherson told the jury that Bradshaw’s evidence that he was just going along with a story of murders that Thielen told him makes no sense at all. “As for the defence arguing that Thielen was just trying to minimize his role, that also doesn’t make sense. “By implicating Bradshaw it makes him a rat in jail and he knows he is already serving a life sentence. Why would he do that to himself?” “This man (Bradshaw) admitted to being involved in the killing of Lamoureux and Bontkes in a hotel room and again at a park bench,” he said of the police taped conversations the two had that was brought into evidence in the trial. Bradshaw’s claims that he was just going along with a story he was told by Thielen to implicate himself in the murders “makes no sense.” McPherson tells the jury to reject Bradshaw’s evidence because “he’s making it up to make it fit with the evidence you have before you.” “Bradshaw confesses to details of the murder. Thielen gets details from a man who was there, from someone who wasn’t a heavy drug user and remembered “as clear as f****** day.” He went on to say Bradshaw had intimate details of the murders, and refreshed Thielen’s memory of those details when Thielen couldn’t remember.” Judge Bryan Greyell will instruct the jury Tuesday morning (today) and then they will deliberate and come back with a verdict.

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Ugliness marred the end of the Langley Rams semifinal playoff victory. A near-brawl broke out at the conclusion of the Rams junior football game on Saturday night at McLeod Park. After the Rams 33-0 victory over Victoria’s Westshore Rebels (see page 39 for more) in B.C. Football Conference playoff action, Langley coach Jeff Alamolhoda elected to have his players stay on the sideline and forego the traditional postgame handshake. This resulted in players, coaches and team officials from both sides clashing directly in front of the McLeod Park bleachers. There was pushing and shoving as well as yelling and profanity. “There was no way we were going to shake hands,” Alamolhoda said. “As soon as they saw we sent our guys off the field, they charged us.” Alamolhoda said he chose that because of threats the Rebels players and coaches had made during the latter stages of the game. There were also several chippy plays, especially in the second half when Langley put the game

out of reach. One player from each side was ejected in the fourth quarter. “As a coach, you have a sense and I just had that sense that they were going to try and do something,” Alamolhoda said. “It is what it is. If we had gone out for a handshake, a brawl would have broke out. It was clear one way or another, they were going to try and fight us.” When contacted on Monday morning, Rebels coach John Cardilicchia did not want to get too far into what had happened less than 48 hours earlier. “I was just livid that they left the field without shaking hands,” he said. “It was never my intention for our teams to come together and clash like that. I am embarrassed by it.” “We were prepared to shake hands like gentlemen; when we looked across, they were leaving the field and I just couldn’t believe it,” Cardilicchia added. “In my 22 years of coaching, I have never ever seen that; I have always shaken hands, we have never had a problem. “My record speaks for itself.” Last week, Cardillicchia was named the BCFC coach of the year.

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Cardillicchia also denied making any threats. “There was no way I would threaten a kid, I was shocked to hear that,” the coach said. He did admit to yelling at Rams quarterback Greg Bowcott to “buckle up your chin strap real tight because we are coming.”

Langley RCMP did respond to the scene on Saturday after fielding several calls about the incident. Const. Craig Van Herk said by the time police arrived, the situation was mostly under control by the league’s officials. The officers remained on the scene while the Rebels packed up

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and those of the public. “Decorum must be maintained at all times (and) this includes refraining from applause, booing or Jack heckling.” Froese On Monday, Froese read: “Council members should not express their views nor debate the bylaws, but may question speakers to clarify particular points in the submissions.” During a hearing to remove age restrictions from a new development in the 7700 block of 200 Street, Richter had wanted to ask speaker Jacob de Raadt a question. Richter said later that she was interested in hearing what de Raadt, a professional engineer, had to say on Universal Design, a concept to produce buildings, products and environments that are accessible both to the able-bodied ad those with a disability. De Raadt was one of a

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businesses at ground level. tacked on to their property Addressing council on Oct. taxes. 15, manor resident Ray Keller “This could very well told council that the bylaw gives price people right out of the no benefit to Heritage Manor neighbourhood — some of residents. these people are on fixed He also feared that if incomes. All for the sake of the services are buried a beautification/gentrification underground, it will cause a project,” Forsythe said. huge disruption to merchants Janis Ryder, Heritage Manor for many years. strata council “Most president, people have said that no idea that the majority the sidewalks of Heritage will be torn up Manor for six to eight residential months,” Keller owners “are said, adding very distressed Mark Forsythe heritage manor resident by the process that the work will be “very that has disruptive.” been used The financial burden on regarding the introduction of the residents who will likely this ‘beautification’ initiative pay through a special levy in addition to the prospect administered by the strata of having to pay levy fees for council may prove onerous. something they see no practical Several are seniors on a fixed benefit in.” income, Keller said. Woodward called the He told council that everyone prediction that the work would in the village should have been take one year “fear-mongering.” notified because the LAS area “There will be disruption, but “is the heart of Fort Langley.” not on the scale that people are Woodward urged council to saying.” act swiftly to take advantage of Calling it an anomaly low interest rates for the project that residents have to pay which will cost the benefiting for something that benefits property owners $3 million, and commerce, Councillor Bob Long Township taxpayers $1 million. persuaded council to pass first In an email to The Times, three readings with the proviso Heritage Manor resident Mark that the Township pursue Forsythe said that the initiative measures to soften the blow for of the Fort Langley BIA “came Heritage Manor residents. out of the blue for residents, This could include delaying with no consultation or for one year the startup of opportunity for input.” annual payments, and finding Now, he said, residents are funds that will reduce their faced with an unfair financial costs or eliminate them burden that should be borne by altogether. commercial interests. Council had considered For some, it will mean several delaying the levy until after the hundred dollars a year extra sewer levy expires in 2017.


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plethora of politicians were on hand Friday morning, to mark the surprisingly swift progress on the “combo” overpass project. This project may turn out to be the most comprehensive, expensive and perhaps even most successful of all the improvements being made along the rail line to Roberts Bank. The heavy presence of politicians emphasized the partnership that is making these projects possible. The federal government, first under Prime Minister Paul Martin, and since 2006 under Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has made improvements along the rail line a high priority. The government is putting about $75 million into projects which will total $307 million. They stretch from the port rail yard all the way to 232 Street. The province has also committed a great deal of money, and Langley MLAs Mary Polak (who was present as minister of transportation) and Rich Coleman played a key role. When Langley residents rose in alarm at plans to expand the port without doing anything to mitigate additional rail traffic through Langley, they went to bat for this community, way back in 2005. All local governments from Delta to Langley Township have put in money and are managing various projects along the line. Port Metro Vancouver and the railways, who will benefit greatly from this investment, have also added funds to the overall project. The combo project involves three overpasses — 192 Street, 54 Avenue and along the 196 Street alignment. This latter one involves building new roads and putting an overpass over both the rail line and Langley Bypass. It even includes improvements to roads and traffic signals as far north as 196 Street and 64 Avenue. A system of warning signs to advise drivers when a train is approaching should give local residents adequate chances to avoid getting snarled in traffic jams as trains pass by. The three major roads of Fraser Highway, 200 Street and Highway 10 will not have overpasses in place. In concert with the Mufford overpass, which will connect 64 Avenue traffic to Glover Road, there will be many more alternatives available to Langley drivers. Despite all the money being spent, this project should not be seen as the final solution. If port traffic continues to grow, there will have to be more overpasses built in the future. An overpass along Highway 10 must be next on the list.


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he latest in a series of town few barriers in the way of direct hall meetings involving repaccess. While I have never perresentatives of all levels of sonally experienced that, I’ve government took place Saturday. From been told that it isn’t always easy I’ve been privileged to moderto connect with some Vancouver the Editor ate many of these meetings, and frankbucholtz councillors. each of them has been an treProvincial politicians vary mendous opportunity for citizens to connect widely. As a member of the media, I’ve usudirectly with politicians who are making deci- ally been able to get through to MLAs fairly sions that affect all of us. quickly. One of the most accessible was Saturday’s meeting was co-ordinated by the former finance minister Colin Hansen, who City of Langley, with Debra Joyal doing much returned my call on the day the HST was of the work to make it all come together. The announced back in 2009. While that tax City took the event seriously. While Mayor doomed his political career, he didn’t stop Peter Fassbender took direct questions, five of being accessible. the six councillors were on hand and all had When the NDP formed government under a chance to connect with citizens. Administra- Mike Harcourt and Glen Clark, some of their tor Francis Cheung and Supt. Derek Cooke, MLAs were very accessible — others were who heads Langley RCMP, were also on hand. not. Some of them basically wouldn’t talk to Other levels of government were reprecommunity newspapers, except in challenging sented by MP Mark Warawa, MLA and Minisconference calls where reporters had to stay ter of Transportation Mary Polak and Langley on the line for an hour or more to be able to Board of Education chair Wendy Johnson. ask one question. I have to tip my hat to Langley’s elected I was fortunate to be working in Mission, representatives. They are much more willing where MLA Dennis Streifel was one of the to connect directly with citizens than their most accessible MLAs in the NDP caucus. He counterparts in many other commuinities. even called me at home to answer questions I For example, in several Surrey federal ridwas putting to him. ings, candidates would not even attend allThe current federal government is often candidates’ meetings during the 2011 election very difficult to pin down, yet our local MP campaign. If they aren’t willing to answer is very accessible and makes himself availquestions when running for office, what are able to us at any time. He also makes himself they likely to do if elected? available to the public, and was on the receivWhile representatives of local governing end of plenty of questions on Saturday. ments tend to be quite available to citizens, That’s the way democracy is supposed to even that isn’t always the case. When cities work. It works well in Langley, as those who get large, members of councils often place a took part Saturday proved. www. l a n g l e y t i m e s . com Contact us Main line ........................................... 604-533-4157 Classifieds.......................................... 604-575-5555

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$1,500 fine in exchange for a human life seems to be an appallingly unbalanced equation — particularly when it emanates from the court. Yet that was the sentence handed to driver Thor Shay of Mission, who fatally struck flagger Don Cain of Aldergrove in a construction zone in July 2010. Judge Jill Rounthwaite also issued Shay a one-year driving ban. Following emotional testimony that even drew tears from the judge, Rounthwaite acknowledged to family members in court that the sentence was “laughable in comparison to the death of your son and brother. “There is nothing that the court can do that can possibly make it better or can in any way compensate, or be sufficient for, the death of a loved one,” Rounthwaite said. The public reaction to this case was predictable. People were outraged, and offended. How can a driver take a life with his vehicle, and the court only takes his licence away for 12 months, and gives him a fine worth about as much as a worn-out used car? Little wonder people lose faith in the so-called justice system. Yet the judge was essentially correct when she indicated she was bound by the law. Shay was charged with driving without due care and attention. That falls under the provincial Motor Vehicle Act. It is not a Criminal Code offence, which generally are subject to more harsh penalties than provincial driving legislation. Crown counsel could have laid a charge of dangerous driving, but then they’d have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt. The offence of criminal negligence requires even greater proof. continued, PAGE 10 The Langley Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.

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Design guidelines don’t help livability Editor: One of the best things about Fort Langley is that it is a walkable community. This means that, for a good number of residents, the commercial and recreational areas of the village are within walking distance of their homes. Visitors find that the commercial streets (of which there are very few) can be perused in a reasonable amount of time without becoming exhausted and without having to park their cars more than once. People usually don’t have to be too concerned about vehicle traffic (except for dump trucks and motorcycles) or being jostled by harried pedestrians rushing around during their lunch hours. The village does not have wide expanses of land devoted to vehicle parking, and commercial retail establishments are generally narrow and closely aligned. The pace of life is slower in Fort Langley simply because it is a smaller community. Another valuable asset Fort Langley has is the mature treed green space, especially along Glover Road, nearby residential lots and the parkland along Bedford Channel. Walkability has made Fort Langley a good place to live and work; it has helped make Fort Langley liveable. A wealthier surrounding community and the river have made Fort Langley more attractive than the commercial areas along Fraser Highway in Langley City and Aldergrove. But livability and heritage are not interchangeable terms. Some group of people decided within the last 20 years that Fort Langley should adopt a “boom town” look and design guidelines have tried to accommodate this style. The boom town look

is often defined as being represented by commercial buildings of one, two or three storeys, with grand facades hiding simple wooden buildings. Boom towns are characterized by hastilybuilt structures that seem temporary, as opposed to brick or stone buildings that give the impression of permanence and wealth. Boom towns are built quickly to cash in on rapid population expansion, whether caused by a gold rush or transportation expansion. The commercial area of Fort Langley is in danger of falling victim to indiscriminate preservation of a contrived heritage. Most of the buildings currently in the commercial area of Fort Langley were not built during the gold rush era or at any time that can be identified as a boom time, even though the recent buildings have tried to emulate this era, probably because of the guildelines. Most of the commercial space along Glover Road between Mavis and 96 Avenue is in buildings that are younger than 60 years of age — check the B.C. Assessment Authority for this information. The Fort (on the edge of the commercial area), the railway station, the community hall and perhaps two or three retail buildings are the only authentic historical buildings over 80 years old left in the commercial area. The lumber mill built in the 1920s is long gone and the village has shifted from being a working class community to a more gentrified one. The boom time look adopted in design guidelines of 20 years ago may not be best suited to existing or future generations. Commercial developments are facing

a whole host of new considerations that were never remotely on the minds of pioneers to the area. These new factors include, among other things: The need to preserve farmland while accommodating urban growth; minimizing the environmental footprint of buildings, handling an abundance of motor vehicles, dealing with antiquated infrastructure, purchasing scarce land at high prices, construction, building code and material changes, potential earthquakes and the mandate to be accessible for all citizens. The heritage guidelines may prevent more eclectic experiments in architecture. Age alone should not make something worth keeping — there was ugly and poorly-constructed architecture in the past, as there is now. Design guidelines might act as a starting point for new buildings, but the commercial area of Fort Langley is not a museum. Romanticizing the past ignores the problems and failures of that past, and ignoring problems of bad architecture means that we are bound to preserve rather than learn from our mistakes. Hopefully Fort Langley community members will engage in reasonable discussion of the evolution of the liveable village and be less adamant about maintaining a particular look. Slavish devotion to rigid design guidelines may end up preventing development that could be wonderfully beneficial to the community. There are probably ways to honour the history of Fort Langley, while at the same time adapting to a changing reality and the demands of population growth. Christine Burdeniuk, Langley

Hockey lockout a protracted fight over our money Editor: The NHL and the Players’ Association are fighting over the monies we give them because of our love for hockey. The TV and radio stations continue to talk about this issue, because they benefit financially from NHL hockey. In the end, should they come back, and they will, it will be you and I who will continue to pay them the big salaries they

make, including the monies made by TV and radio. To us it is a hockey game. To the NHL and the Players’ Association, it is a game to take more of our money. That is the real issue. It is not about how much money any one player is making. It is about where the money they are making comes from.

Both sides are fighting over our money. I say tell them both to stick it. I have nothing more to say about this, and I hope you won’t either. They will miss us when we leave more than we will miss them. Trust me.

Editor: On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, thank you for your coverage of this year’s Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley. With your support, the four B.C. tours raised more than $2 million and still counting. Your coverage had a direct impact on the overall success of the tours. Cops for Cancer donations allow the society to invest in pediatric cancer research, deliver information and operate support programs that improve the lives

of children with cancer, survivors and their families — like Camp Goodtimes, the acclaimed summer camp at Loon Lake in Maple Ridge. Donations are also used to provide financial aid for travel, accommodation and cancer drugs. The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of pediatric cancer research. Cops for Cancer is the largest contributor to pediatric cancer research. The society fights all cancers by working

to eradicate cancer and improve the quality of life for people living with the disease. With your support, we know we can continue working to achieve our mission. For further information, visit our website at where you’ll find up-to-date information about cancer and recent cancer statistics. Once again, thank you. We look forward to working with you again soon. Stephanie Snowden, Canadian Cancer Society

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Man jumps in to fracas Editor: On Saturday, Oct. 13, my husband approached a group of belligerent male youths on 208 Street, near Riders liquor store. They were shouting profanities at passersby. He told them to stop; in turn he was jumped by eight males. The reason I am writing is I would like to thank the man in the company pickup truck that came to his aid. In the midst of this horrible act, I was elated to know that there are still caring people who go above and beyond, compromising their own safety to help someone in need. I wish I had his name to thank him personally. Without him this situation would have been far worse than it was. I hope he reads this. Name withheld by request

Keep animals arm’s length Editor: Two things are happening in Mike Harvey’s letter (The Times, Oct. 11). The first one is caring and tenderness for the calf, which is admirable. The second is the anthromorphization of the animal, giving it human feelings and qualities. Meat animals are, in the farming of them, kept at arm’s length — otherwise the prairies and the vast lands in Brazil and elsewhere would be nothing but a very big pet shop. In the raising of these animals, the utmost care is taken to keep them in good health and to be sold at a profitable price. As for the people who had tethered this calf, they should be prohibited from owning any animals, as it seems that they have no care or tenderness or concept of the raising livestock. George Le Francois, Langley

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In order to pursue either, there would have to be strong evidence of “dangerous” driving. There was none. Shay said he had been blinded by the sun, and didn’t see Cain. Investigators challenged that, and also pointed out his windshield was dirty and cracked. Regardless of the contributing Don Cain factors, it would seem this was a case of a momentary lapse of driving attention. There was no suggestion he was driving erratically, or speeding, or exhibiting any other behaviour that would support the dangerous driving charge. Crown accepted his guilty plea to the driving without due care charge, and that left the judge with sentencing provisions under the law.

There is no the family for the maximum fine or loss of their loved jail sentence for one? Clearly not. driving without due Timely Six months in jail care and attention. Opinions cannot equate to However, under Andrew hOlOta a human life. But a the Offence Act, a year? More? person who is convicted of any Should the sentence be offence is liable to a maximum focused on bringing a sense of fine of $2,000 and a maximum justice to a grieving family, or six-month jail term, or both. prevention of similar incidents in The obvious question is the future? What would satisfy why the judge did not levy the both ends? maximum fine, and add jail time, That’s where opinions begin which would have gone a little to divide. further in addressing the gravity Yet there is no doubt that of the case. cases such as this appear to She did not explain her have little to no regard for the reasoning, but perhaps she was loss of an innocent life, and the considering the context of the impact upon the family of the circumstances. victim. They are magnets for Does a lapse of driving public ridicule and loss of trust. attention — which happens The questions may seem to every driver — deserve jail immensely complex, but an time? Would a prison sentence overhaul of the justice system is in this case make better drivers desperately needed. out of the rest of us? Andrew Holota is editor of the Many of us will argue yes, it Abbotsford News. would. —Abbotsford News Would a jail term compensate (Black Press)

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Reaching out to Guinea A local teacher is raising funds to buy academic supplies and athletic gear for students in his homeland Monique TaMMinga Times Reporter

H.D. Stafford phys ed and French teacher Djiba Camara will travel to his home country of Guinea in November, where he will be met by local police to help ensure his safety as he tries to get school supplies to students who desperately need them. The popular Langley teacher and international soccer coach is hoping Langley residents will help him get these materials to students so they can have some of the chances that so many have here in Langley. “They have nothing,” said Camara who returned to his home country of Guinea-Conakry in West Africa — one of the poorest, most corrupt countries in the world — for the first time in 30 years last year. He went home for the first time in three decades to say goodbye to his 98-year-old mother.

She has severe Alzheimer’s — a disease his country doesn’t have a name for, or really even understand. His mother is still alive but his visit opened his eyes to the overwhelming need there and gave him a desire to gelp. “Chalk is 5,000 francs so they use the chalk right down to the dust,” he explained. “Paper is very difficult to find and so expensive. They have nothing, so I said I have to do something.” Schoolboys use plastic bags and rags they find at the local garbage dump to make soccer balls. A video that Camara made of his visit to the local schools can be found on YouTube. It shows the boys playing in a dust bowl they call a playground. Camara, who once coached the women’s Whitecaps team and is a certified FIFA coach, has soccer to thank for helping him escape poverty.

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get Willoughby first because that is where most of Langley’s development is taking place. Council also authorized staff to review an excavation protocol, authored by Tallman, with the Urban Development Institute. The protocol supports a ban on excavation during nesting or dening season if terrestrial wildlife is observed. This measure alone, Tallman said, would eliminate the current discriminatory practice of ignoring terrestrial wildlife and contribute towards reducing juvenile road kill. The protocol encourages ‘wildlife awareness’ alerts to excavation crews, and building containment fences to prevent

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Murrayville neighbours call for leveling of water costs Natasha JoNes Times Reporter

An inexpensive reducer placed in a water pipe will ensure that all eight homes in a Murrayville cul de sac will pay equally for water consumption. In July, Mark Fettback, who lives in one of the eight high-end homes in the 5200 block of 219 A Street, asked council to remedy an inequity that left his and six other houses with significantly higher consumption

costs that the one neighbour’s house. Fettback explained that when someone in his house, or any of the other six in the cul de sac, runs a bath with 80 gallons of water, it will fill faster than the eighth home. What sets Fettback’s house and the six others part is the size of the water pipe running from the street to their houses. The standard is a one inch pipe. Theirs is a 1.25 inch pipe, while a one inch pipe was in place when the eighth

house was built. Apart from the cost, the only difference the pipe diameter makes, Fettback explained to Township council, is that the wider pipe fills up the tub faster. Fettback’s house, and the six other houses with the larger diameter water pipe, pay about $1,800 a year for water. These seven houses are all on water metres. The eighth house, which Fettback said is the largest, pays $400 a year. It does not have a water meter.

“We just want to be equal with Murrayville,” he said, adding that the seven houses in the cul de sac are among only 43 in the Township that have water meters. He offered a solution: a $2.50 reducer for each of the seven houses. In September, council agreed that the seven houses will be offered water at the same rate as the eight house “if and only if the dwellings install a flow restrictor that limits the intake flow to that of a normal one inch pipe.”

Crime and violence a way of life from PAGE 11

“I played professional soccer in Europe and became a Hungarian citizen,” he said. That country is also helping him ensure equipment like soccer balls get back to his home country. Sports equipment and school supplies could give these children the help they need to change there situation. Because so many are desperate they have turned to crime and violence, making it a very dangerous country to go to. “Even though I am from there I had to walk around with military and I could never sleep in the same place twice or I would be robbed and killed,” he said. “I bought a bag of rice and the village

ate their first hot meal in days.” When he was there, Camara met with the director of police to organize the arrival of the container he will fill and have shipped there. “NGOs can’t work in Guinea because it is so dangerous,” he said. To ensure his safety and the safety of the container, he is having a film crew and local media come document the container’s arrival. It won’t be without its risks of being robbed and Camara’s risk to personal safety. “But we have to try,” he said. The container will be full of pens, binders, books, shoes, Tshirts, shorts, paper, chalk and more. While he was there he made a movie which he has posted on YouTube, showing the plight of these young people.

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Guinea-Conakry has a plethora of natural resources like gold and petroleum but the people of Guinea don’t benefit because of rampant corruption. No one will invest in this country. Guinea’s reputation for corruption has chocked economic growth, leaving people to live in the depths of poverty, turning to drug trafficking and crime as their only existence, he said. Guinea ranks 173 out of 180 countries, tied near the bottom with Chad and Sudan. Camara has asked and met with the Langley Board of Education to take on the challenge of assisting these children to be successful academically and athletically. Camara is looking to raise $4,500 which is the cost to ship a container of materials to the port of Conakry.

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Expect insurmountable public opposition to a strategy of simply slapping tolls on existing bridges to fund TransLink. But charging every driver a lower and more broadly based charge on each kilometre travelled might work in Metro Vancouver — especially if it’s offset by a cut in some existing taxes. That was some of the advice Metro Vancouver leaders heard Thursday from a panel of international experts at a forum on regional tolling organized by Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. A road pricing system could include free home zones for motorists, who wouldn’t pay per kilometre charges until they cross a zone boundary into a different city. Someone in Surrey could drive within Surrey “all day long” but only pay if they cross a zone boundary into New Westminster, suggested Jack Opiola, a Virginia-based road tolling and transport policy consultant. “When I leave my home zone and travel into somebody else’s I know I pay a fee,” he said. “That way everybody pays their fair share.” Ideally, panelists said, road pricing could substitute for much of the existing gas tax. Revenues are in decline anyway. It may also be possible to even reduce property tax a bit. “It’s going to be a tough sell to say we’re going to keep taxing you on your gas

and ask you to pay a permile charge,” said Edward Regan, a transportation and tolling policy authority from Connecticut. “But if it’s one instead of the other that’s certainly much more viable.” The push by mayors towards road-use charges here springs from both TransLink’s troubled quest for sustainable funding and a growing sense among civic leaders that tolling just a couple of bridges is unfair and may inefficiently distort traffic patterns. Most other jurisdictions are grappling with some of the same challenges as TransLInk, particularly a gas tax that raises less money for transit each year as vehicles get more efficient and more electric cars hit the road. Panelists said several U.S. jurisdictions — from Washington’s Puget Sound to Los Angeles —  are contemplating a shift to forms of road pricing, typically by charging a a few cents per mile travelled. Regan said it’s also wise to find ways to provide benefits to drivers, rather than merely a high-tech method to take their money. He said GPS-based systems to charge road usage fees can also be used to advise drivers on less-congested alternate routes, or perhaps guide them to a free parking spot and automatically pay for it. In Dallas-Fort Worth, he said, tolls on planned new express lanes will vary by route and change according to congestion levels, in an effort to ensure those lanes

are free flowing. Drivers will get a toll rebate if traffic fails to flow at a guaranteed minimum speed. Even with the best ideas in play, panelists warned the policy road to toll systems is littered with failed efforts, including New York City’s aborted attempt to introduce a London-style congestion charge. Opialo said a potential move to a road usage charge being studied in Washington State would also charge B.C. drivers who nip across the border to buy gas — if the measure is enacted. Puget Sound estimates it could rake in $34 billion over 20 years through road usage fees it aims to put on every route in the region, said Mark Hallenback, director of the Washington State Transportation Centre. “The numbers are enormous,” he said. “The problem is that comes from someone. It’s not magic money. It comes from a public which is not at all convinced that they should be giving that to you.” Hallenback also suggested significantly cutting back TransLink’s 17-cent-alitre gas tax, which raises about $330 million a year, if road pricing was imposed here, adding fewer drivers would cross the border to fill up. “All those people no longer going over to Blaine, they’re buying it with the Canadian taxes on it. You might not even lose that much money.” Other methods of easing the pain to motorists could include a $5 maximum cap


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on tolls paid in a day, or a certain number of free kilometres a day before tolls apply, the forum heard. The real question, Hallenback said, is whether the scheme can generate net new money for transit expansion, how much more local residents can afford to pay and whether they support the vision for an improved system. Other challenges include assuring drivers a GPS-based system won’t precisely track their cars’ movements. Road pricing has benefits other tax methods — like property tax — can’t deliver, the forum heard. It puts a direct price on putting a key in an ignition and driving away, which too many motorists view as essentially free, aside from gas. “You level the playing field, making transit more competitive with driving,” Regan said. By deterring some car trips, normally gridlocked bridges and other routes can also become free flowing, especially if rates vary by time of day to encourage more people to travel at offpeak hours. “You’re never going to get people to shift away from using their car to the train using property tax,” Regan added. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said Metro leaders need to continue to explore road pricing options. “It reinforces that the road map in front of us currently is not sustainable,” she said. “We need to be looking at something else.”

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Bysouth service set for Nov. 3 A memorial servuce for Eric Bysouth, who died on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the age of 88, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3. The service is set for Sharon United Church in Murrayville, at the Five Cornbers. It will begin at 2 p.m. The family is asking friends and people who knew Mr. Bysouth from his many involvements in Langley to attend. They are calling it a celebration of his long and fruitful life. A reception will be held afterwards. Mr. Bysouth is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen, sons Randy (Diana), Kerry (Marilyn), and daughter Brenda ( John). He is also survived by five grandchildren, Miranda (Tim), Niki (Shaun), Adam, Robin (Tanya) and Theo, along with two step-granddaughters, Valerie (Craig) and Janet (Bob). There are also four great-granddaughters, Brenna, Daphne, Noelle and Avery and four step great-granddaughters: Breanne, Chelan, Terri and Susan. He is also survived by his sisters Doris, Audrey and Phyllis, brothers Chris and Bob, and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Clifford Allen, the staff of Harrison Landing, Langley Memorial Hospital, and Zion Park Manor for their kind and considerate care. Bob Bowles, who is a grandson by marriage, said the family is now finding out about many of Mr. Bysouth’s varied activities in the community. He asks that anyone who has a story they would like to share with the family contact them by email at Those who wish to make donations can direct them to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in Mr. Bysouth’s memory.

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Transportation top of mind at town hall

Miranda Gathercole Times Reporter

Transportation issues are of high priority among City of Langley residents. This was made clear on Saturday morning at the Langley City town hall meeting, when several questions on this topic were asked of representatives Mayor Peter Fassbender, MLA Mary Polak, MP Mark Warawa and Langley Board of Education chair Wendy Johnson. The town hall is part of a series of public meetings that allow residents to raise concerns from their community to their government representatives. Questions submitted via Twitter are accepted as well. Should the Interurban line resurface in Langley? Fassbender doesn’t think so. The tracks do not run where people live, he said. “It doesn’t make sense.” Instead, people need to change their perceptions about busses and understand that bringing the SkyTrain or Interurban to Langley alone will not be enough. An entire network of transportation systems is needed, he said. Part of the transportation problem is solving inefficiencies within TransLink. “It’s a long term issue,” Polak said. “Everyone I think is aware that there are huge challenges with the government’s current model of TransLink. To make a change like that is a pretty significant undertaking,” she said. The first short term steps are giving the Mayor’s Council greater responsibility in making the transit plans for Metro Vancouver and allowing them to choose the type of funding tools used to fund services, she said. “The politics around the Mayor’s

Council table drives me crazy sometimes,” Fassbender added. “We’ve been giving (funding) for a long time South of the Fraser. It’s our turn to start to see transportation needs that we have for now and in the future. And I’m going to hold my colleagues to account.” Some suggest that creating a road pricing strategy could help make up for financial shortfalls. Fassbender believes this is the right way to go. User pay will be a better solution for the long term than property taxes, he said, however “there’s no perfect system.” Other topics raised by residents included the drug culture in Langley City and affordable housing. Although the City of Langley per capita has the highest amount of low income housing in all of Metro Vancouver, many are “becoming ghettos in our community,” Fassbender admitted. Drug culture is embedded in social issues and legalizing certain narcotics such as marijuana Miranda GATHERCOLE/Langley Times will not take away gangs, he Langley MP Mark Warawa anwers a question from an audience member at the Langley said, adding that not one coun- City town hall meeting on Saturday. cil member would vote for its A key step for prevention is through of the drug culture for the long haul.” decriminalization. Other topics discussed included the Gangs are “in business to make money,” education in schools, Johnson said. Stratehe said. “It’s about making money, it’s gies such as the big buddy program and role of government in combating bullying, a possible merger of fire departments about being parasites and it’s about elimi- project resiliency are already in place. “One of the things that we try to do is by the Township and the City, and the nating the competition. And the way they eliminate competition is not likely the create schools that are caring and sup- carbon tax. Warawa was asked questions on a numfree enterprise system. They just shoot portive and inclusive,” she said. “It’s those them. Now is that the way it should be? kinds of relationships that tell children ber of federal issues, including trade with they are worthwhile and keep them out China and criminal sentencing. Absolutely not.”

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Many new tourism jobs expected

For some, a dream job would be a vacation planner — for themselves. Vacationing in B.C. can take so many forms that it would indeed be a full-time job. The tourism and hospitality industry is an extremely diverse industry with over 400 different occupations. These include occupations that lead to longer-term careers, as well as those that fit well for those seeking part-time work, like students or older workers who are not yet ready to retire. British Columbia’s tourism industry will be a leader in provincial job growth, as businesses look to fill 101,000 new job openings by 2020, according to a study of labour demand and supply by go2, the B.C. tourism industry’s human resource association. The Tourism Labour Market Strategy, released in the spring of 2012 by go2, sets out the plan to recruit, retain and train the workers needed to keep pace with the growth projected for the industry. Nearly half of the 101,000 openings will be new jobs created by the tourism industry across the province, adding 44,220 more jobs to the provincial workforce by 2020. The other approximately 57,000 openings are due to replacements (i.e. retirements). “The labour strategy co-ordinated by go2 is a key pillar of industry growth in the province. Without it, we simply wouldn’t have the skilled workers in place to deliver the visitor experience throughout BC,” says Lana Denoni, chair of TIABC, the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia. British Columbia’s location, bordered by the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, makes it unique within Canada. Its mountain

Lana Denoni is chair of the Tourism Industry Association of B.C. and coastal scenery, opportunities for summer sailing, winter skiing, and other activities such as fishing or sightseeing in coastal or inland waters or experiencing vibrant cities all help make B.C. a world-class destination. Tourism helps to diversify the economy and also brings new community services to permanent residents. B.C.’s tourism and hospitality industry is now the single largest “primary resource industry” in the province, generating an annual real GDP of more than $13.4 billion in 2010, ahead of forestry, mining, oil and gas extraction, and agriculture. Overall, between 2004 and 2010, industry revenues grew by a total of 25.5 per cent, representing an average annual

growth rate of 4.2 per cent. The provincial government’s Gaining the Edge: A Five-year Strategy for Tourism in British Columbia targets revenue growth of five per cent a year that will top $18 billion in tourism spending by 2016. The fastest growing sectors for tourism job growth over the next decade are expected to be recreation and entertainment and travel services. There are an estimated 17,943 tourism-related businesses across the province, employing about 260,000 workers, or 10.8 per cent of B.C.’s total labour force of 2.4 million people. More than 80 per cent of tourism’s new job openings are projected to come in food and beverage services (43,410 openings), recreation and entertainment (20,530 openings) and the accommodation sector (18,920 openings). “After several years of slow labour growth, the tourism industry is poised to expand,” said Arlene Keis, chief executive officer of go2. “Labour shortages are already being felt in places like Northern B.C., the Thompson Okanagan and in the Rockies regions. By 2016, the crunch will be more acute throughout the province. “The tourism industry often provides people with their important first job and sets them on their career path,” said Keis. “Tourism is also the largest employer of youth, with one in four British Columbians under the age of 24 working in the industry. “This anticipated growth in tourism reinforces the need to plan carefully and ensure that there are enough workers with the right skills in the right communities to meet the tourism industry’s future labour needs,” said Keis.

Tourism gains importance Tourism is an increasing contributor to the Langley economy. Langley is home to a number of hotels, which get constant use by visitors to the area. The most recent large hotel to open is the Sandman Signature Hotel and Suites, on the south side of Highway 1 at 200 Street. It complements the existing Sandman Inn on the north side of the freeway, just east of 200 Street. Several of the hotels in that area are popular destinations for visitors to the nearby Langley Events Centre, which is rapidly becoming a key tourist attraction in Langley. It hosts many provincial and national sports events, including the Continental Cup of Curling last January, which was televised nationally by TSN. Another major draw to Langley is the equestrian industry. One of the largest attractions is the Thunderbird Equestrian Centre on 72 Avenue at 248 Street, which hosts several major horse shows each year. There are numerolus smaller equestrian centres in Langley as well. Agri-tourism has become a larger industry in recent years as well, with one of the most popular attractions being Langley’s many estate wineries. Tourism Langley (, located at the Events Centre, has a number of packages for tourists who are visiting Langley. Tourism-related jobs have been on the upswing in this community, and that trend is expected to continue.

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New house, new issues

A good home inspector will be able to root out any deficiencies hiding in your new home.

By Maggie Calloway Most of us know it is essential to get a home inspection prior to buying a home; this essential step is to shield us from taking on someone else’s nightmare. Among other things a home inspection should alert us to are deficiencies not just on the surface but hidden in the walls such as bad plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating and cooling systems. But we have all seen episodes on TV

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Design from the ground up Building a custom home takes a lot more than just choosing the perfect location. By Kerry Vital

Natural gas can also heat your hot tub or pool, which is especially important when it’s cool outside. The water will be heated consistently and quickly, so your relaxation can begin almost immediately. Canada is the world’s third largest producer of natural gas, so it is an abundant source of energy, as well as being extremely popular. Natural gas meets 30 per cent of Canada’s energy needs, according to FortisBC. It is also a cleaner type of energy, emitting almost 30 per cent less carbon dioxide than oil. Another fantastic benefit to natural gas service

Building a custom home can be a wonderful experience, but it can also be not for the faint of heart. If you’re looking into building a brand-new home that is custom designed from the ground up, the first thing you need to do is find a reputable builder who has plenty of experience. “Don’t go for the cheapest or the one who just got started,” says Ivan Krpan of Dakota Holdings Custom Home Builders. “References are essential. Many people have had bad experiences, so it’s really important to choose the right builder.” When you’re hiring a builder, it’s very important to be comfortable with him or her, because you will have a lot of contact in the next several months. Krpan says it generally takes about 10 months from start to finish, so if you’re not happy that time will be crawling by and you will be adding extra stress to your life on top of the usual emotions that come with any renovation. “The builder must be willing

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The comfortable choice: natural gas Natural gas has become a popular choice in Canada, for a variety of reasons. By Kerry Vital Natural gas is rapidly becoming a popular way of powering your home, for a large variety of reasons. One of the benefits of natural gas according to FortisBC is its convenience factor. Natural gas is available at the push of a button, so you don’t need to worry about running out of fuel for your barbecue, or having to wait for your fireplace or

outdoor firepit to get hot. It is easy to find stylish and functional appliances that use natural gas, so homeowners never have to sacrifice their sense of style. Imagine coming home from a long day at work and being able to sit in front of your natural gas-fuelled fireplace with a glass of wine, or toss together a gourmet meal for a dinner party with your gas cooktop or oven. That dream is easily made possible with a natural gas system. One of the great things about a natural gas cooktop and oven is its ability to cook food evenly. You will no longer have to worry about burning one side of the pan while the other is undercooked.

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A natural gas system has many benefits for homeowners, from cost to convenience “ from page.1 is the value it adds to your home. Because of its popularity and other benefits, it can contribute to a better resale value for your home. While you’re living in your home, having natural gas services make it easier to convert other appliances to natural gas when your budget permits. Homeowners with natural gas service will be interested in the rebates that are available through FortisBC in a variety of categories. The first is for space and water heating. You can receive a $1,000 rebate for swapping your oil or propane heating system to natural gas and installing a new ENERGY STAR™-rated high-efficiency heating system. Replacing your old water heater with a qualifying natural gas ENERGY STAR™ model will also make you eligible for a rebate of up to $500. “Heating water can consume 20 to 25 per cent of a home’s total energy use,” says Beth Ringdahl, program manager, energy efficiency and conservation for FortisBC. “So when it comes to looking at natural gas-powered water heaters, it makes sense to get the most efficient model you can find. Some of the new technologies make it possible to get a tank-less model, which is a bonus for smaller spaces.” In the appliances category, homeowners who buy a qualified ENERGY STAR™ washing machine will receive a $75 rebate if they purchase the new machine by Dec. 31. ENERGY STAR™ washing machines use 35 to 50 per cent less water, just as one of their benefits. Keeping warm with an EnerChoice fireplace will net you a $300 rebate if you purchase it by May 31, 2013. EnerChoice fireplaces must have a minimum of 62.4 per cent efficiency rating for a fireplace, 61 per cent for an insert and 66 per

cent for a free-standing stove. Not having to keep a supply of firewood on hand is just one more great thing about having a natural gas fireplace. Those in low-income households are able to take advantage of the Energy Conservation Assistance Program, which offers a free home energy evaluation, free installation of energy saving products and personalized advice. If you are a FortisBC natural gas customer, a BC Hydro customer and live in a low-income household, you can apply on the FortisBC website. “FortisBC offers a number of energy-efficiency incentives that help homeowners get the most out of their natural gas appliances and space heating,” says Ringdahl. “For example, FortisBC is a partner in the LiveSmart BC program for whole home retrofits. This provides homeowners energy audits that point out easy ways to make energy-efficient improvements and rebates to save on energy costs.” However, rebates are not the only way homeowners save with a natural gas system. FortisBC states that natural gas heating equipment such as furnaces are 98 per cent efficient, so heating costs are lower than with other types of systems, such as oil or propane. A natural gas water heater heats water more efficiently than other methods, and can dramatically bring down your heating costs. For more information about natural gas services, check out FortisBC’s website at www. In-depth rebate information can be found there, as well as information about the types of appliances available to homeowners, more benefits of natural gas and information on accessing your FortisBC account.

Natural gas has become a popular method of heating, cooking and barbecuing, just to name a few. FortisBC offers many rebates for homeowners with a natural gas system, so check out their website for more information. Submitted photos

Don’t settle for subpar “ from page.1 of Mike Holmes going into homes after they have been given the thumbs-up by incompetent home inspectors and that is what gives us nightmares. What you may not be aware of is that British Columbia is the only province in Canada where it is mandatory for home inspectors to be licensed. What you are looking for is an inspector who has extensive experience in the building trade, who has completed the required specific education to qualify as a home inspector and is a member in good standing of industry professional associations such as The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, British Columbia Institute of Property Inspectors, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC), and for good measure, a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau of B.C. Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment most of us will make in our lifetime so there is no such thing as overkill when it comes to checking out qualifications. What Mike Holmes is fighting for is already in place in our beloved province and has been since 2009. The ASTTBC lists several questions that you should ask when hiring an inspector, including how long he or she has been in business as an inspector, if the company has references, how long it will take to complete the inspection and what he or she charges. If there is a problem with any of the above questions or the inspector is reluctant to comply with your request, walk away. There is too much at stake to take any chances and reluctance to answer your questions is a red flag that shortcuts will be taken. Mandatory licensing in B.C. has made a dif-

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ference in the market place, according to home inspector Glenn Duxbury. “It was like the wild west out there, just as it is in many other provinces to this day. Anybody with a ladder, a flashlight and a business card could go out there and say they are a home inspector with no training, no accountability,” he says. “When I started about 10 years ago, even before mandatory licensing, I followed the advice of a seasoned inspector and went to BCIT which at the time was the only institute offering a course in home inspection and after graduating I worked for a respected company before going out on my own.” Now things are much more tightly controlled. Along with mandatory licensing, insurance must be in good standing and should a homeowner buy a home after receiving a flawed inspection, the insurance will cover any remedial work.

Home inspector Glenn Duxbury says that the mandatory licensing for home inspectors in B.C. has gone a long way towards preventing disreputable inspections. It is important to check out foundations, attics and plumbing when purchasing a home. Martin Knowles photos

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Keeping the fires burning during the cold season ance gas fireplaces that can sit on combustible floors, not to be confused with gas inserts that have to be totally surrounded by non-combustible material,” says Fougette. “This is an example of why it is so important to advise us about which application you are planning.” No matter what the style of your home there is a design that would work beautifully but what if you what you are looking for is not available? “We do a lot of custom fireplaces both for commercial applications and homes,” says Fougette. “There is pretty well no limit to what we can design from multi-sided fireplaces to overheight installations. All shapes and sizes, pretty well whatever you can dream, it can be made for you.”

By Maggie Calloway There is nothing as comforting after a day in the trenches as a fire. There is probably some primitive part of our brain that equates the warmth of a fire with safety and comfort. Whatever your personal choice or circumstances, there have never been such a variety of fireplaces available. Even if you live in a condominium, where it would be frowned upon if you started opening the walls to accommodate a chimney, there is now a great solution. Ethanol burning fireplaces, which give off no heat but have a real flame look, don’t require venting or gas lines and are a great choice for condos and give real ambiance to your living space. “Electric fireplaces have come a long way over the last few years,” says Dale Fougette of Fireplaces Unlimited. “They used to be a bit stiff and unrealistic but now they are sometimes mistaken for a gas fireplace in the showroom. You can now get an electric fireplace with a long linear look instead of the square box with the traditional log and you can just plug it in. There are also options; you can heat a condo or a basement suite when hard-wired to a higher voltage. Another advantage of an electric fireplace is they don’t have to be installed on a special surface, they are all pretty well zero clearances, they can be framed with wood and you can drywall right up to them. They are very safe.” Gas fireplaces are becoming standard in most townhouses and condos and there is something to be said for just having to flick a switch instead of lighting a fire from scratch. “There are also a lot of zero clear-

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Technology making its mark on wallpaper with custom designs By Maggie Calloway If wallpaper has always been an afterthought in your design plans you may be surprised to learn there is actually a serious wallpaper design society based in England. This is not someone’s eccentric aunt with a houseful of wallpaper samples. Founded in 1986, the Wallpaper History Society was established to promote an awareness and understanding of historic and contemporary wallcoverings. Their website states “Our scope is broad and encompasses not only the history of wallpapers but also topics relating to other types of wallcoverings, the subject of interior decoration as a whole and the increasing role which digital technology plays in design.” William Morris, a wallpaper and textile designer who is still a huge influence on style in this century, said, “Whatever you have in your rooms, think first of the walls for they are that which makes your house and home, and if you do not make some sacrifices in their favour you will find your chambers have a kind of makeshift, lodging-house look about them.” Morris would heartily approve and be intrigued by a wonderful Canadian company called Rollout. Headed by Anita

Modha, with studios in Vancouver and Toronto, Rollout has married design with technology since 2005 which allows them to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of wall design. “In essence what we do is design custom wallpapers and digitally print them by the square foot,” says Modha. “We get our inspiration from community-based artists, photographers and designers, and the wall is our canvas. ... Each project is unique and is integral to the design of your home,” says Modha. Technology has thrown the world of design wide open. Imagine a wall in your media room with a custom design from a favourite movie! All bets are off today regarding what’s in or out. Your home is a reflection of you and your family and there have never been more choices to fully express who you are today.

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Building a secondary suite a good mortgage helper By Kerry Vital The Lower Mainland is widely recognized as one of the most expensive places to live in North America. With that in mind, many homeowners are choosing to build a secondary legal suite in their house to rent out and bring in a bit of extra money. However, it can be confusing when trying to sort out what is required, what is a nice extra and the best way to go about building your new suite. Before you start such a renovation, it’s best to look into the regulations in your city. “The best resource for secondary suite regulations can be found online on your municipal website,” says Steve Kemp of Kemp Construction Management Ltd. “There are many regulations for secondary suites such as minimum egress for bedroom windows, electrical panel access, fire separation, stand-alone heating systems, (and) designated garden area, plus many more.” The thought can be overwhelming, but Kemp has some suggestions for things to think about before you start. “Can you finance the project? Are you ready to share your home?” he asks. “Is the access to your space shared or private? Is there enough parking for one or two additional vehicles?” He also says homeowners should think about whether they want to live in their home while it is under renovation, or whether they should seek alternate accommodation. Renovations aren’t quiet and they aren’t always quick. “If you are doing the full redevelopment of the basement including a new foundation, I would allow six months for the project,” says Kemp. “Minor alterations may only take a few weeks.” He notes that the more things you add to a project, the longer it will take. “For example, a new sewer, water and drainage connections add two weeks. Granite countertops versus laminate could add one to two weeks,” he says. “Sometimes owners want to upgrade the main living area at the same time, which can add additional time to the project.” As anyone who has ever rented a basement or secondary suite can attest to, there are certain things that renters will be looking for when searching for a place to live.

“There is a high demand for good-quality rental suites in Vancouver,” says Kemp. “The highest demand is for two-bedroom and two-bathroom units with eight-foot ceilings and no evidence of basement mildew. Generally these suites range in size from 700 to 1,000-plus square feet.” Having your own space is also key. It can be uncomfortable to run into your landlord on your way out the door in the morning, which is why a basement suite with its own entrance is highly sought-after. “Add quality finishes and privacy in order to attract a tenant that is looking for longerterm accommodations,” says Kemp. “Know your target market and try to understand what type of (home) they need and what they are able to afford.” When it comes to how much you will be able to get for your new secondary suite, Kemp says it depends on a few factors. “The main determinants of rental income are the quality of finish, privacy, full-height ceilings, (is it) dry and comfortable, and proximity to amenities, work and parking,” he says. It is best to check rental listings for an idea of what you could charge. As with every renovation, hiring a professional is always the best way to go. “Do your research,” Kemp says. “Print out the regulations for secondary suites and make sure you understand the content. Ensure you have adequate funds, find experienced professionals to help you, (and) allow adequate time for the project.” When you’re considering building a secondary suite in your home, the first thing you need to do is check out the regulations for your city. Submitted photos





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My House Design/Build renovates old-style bungalow By Maggie Calloway The story of a family firmly rooted in a neighbourhood with children happy in school and extended family nearby that opts to renovate a home which is tired and no longer works as the family grows and needs more space is a familar one nowadays. With home prices still rising, homeowners are weighing the cost of buying a new home and relocating against the cost of a renovation and ending up with exactly what you want. More frequently, renovating is winning the coin toss. This was the case with this renovation. The father of the family grew up in the area, has many family members living close by, and wanted his own family to experience the love and security of grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins being a part of everyday life. Linda Jones, an interior designer working with the My House Design/Build Team, is very pleased with how this amazing transformation works for the family. “The whole main floor which was originally the kitchen, dining room and living room are now one great room,” says Jones. “Our clients are all about family and the configuration of the original house didn’t allow them to live as they really wanted to. Major Sunday dinners with extended family are now possible with everyone together comfortably in this new space.” The clients trusted the renovation team which allowed them to hand over creative control of the project. This is a dream situation for any team and they made sure the family received what they needed in spades. “It was a real pleasure working with the family,” says Jones. “Opening up the whole main floor required major engineering to replace the removed walls but the end result was

The people at My House Design/Build Team updated this 1,300-square-foot bungalow into a family’s dream home, with a redesigned kitchen and open plan layout. Submitted photos

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A few little changes can make a difference By Kerry Vital Winter seems to be rapidly approaching, and with it comes darkness, bad weather and a feeling of cabin fever. Perhaps putting some new decor into that cabin will drive away some of those feelings. A new colour palette might be a good place to start. “It’s nice to have something vivid and fun,” says Sarah Gallop, principal designer at Sarah Gallop Design Inc. “It really sets the tone for the space.” Colours such as bright orange, magenta and lime green are especially popular as accents, Gallop says. She often has people request a feature wall in a saturated colour, some bright pillows or other textiles, or even a new piece of furniture in a tropical hue. These accents go well with the new neutrals

that are a recent trend. While many shake their heads at “apartment beige”, that colour is a classic for a reason and still features heavily in many homes. However, warm and cool greys are still requested, though Gallop sees them as being on their way out. “People like a timeless, classic look,” she says. “You spend a lot of money to decorate your house, and it doesn’t always make sense to go for a new look every time.” Wallpaper has also become more popular recently and Gallop expects this to continue next year as well. “People have a bad association with it,” she says. “But it gives such a glamour that paint doesn’t have.” Because it doesn’t have to be permanent, Gallop says wallpaper is an easy way to keep up with interior decor trends. “Some of the new wallpapers are gorgeous,” she says, adding that you are no longer relegated to musty flowers and faux finishes that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Even the popular style of furniture has been changing recently, Gallop says. “More tailored looks are back,” she says. “The overstuffed furniture is out; it’s quite bulky and heavy-looking.” A move towards indoor-outdoor living has been coming on strong this year, and Gallop expects that to continue into the new year. Sarah Gallop says adding a vivid colour to a room freshens it up and sets the tone for the space, no matter which room it is. Submitted photos

“It’s really about extending the living space out,” she says, adding that the ability to do so depends on the layout of the home and yard, but “it’s usually achievable.” Building an outdoor kitchen or patio for entertaining is one of many things homeowners can do to maximize their indoor-outdoor space. When you’re thinking of doing some updates, it’s always best to take a look at the things you already love about a space. Working out a budget for what you can afford and want to change is the best place to start. Overextending yourself is never a good plan. “You don’t want to be a slave to your house,” Gallop says.

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to spend time with them,” says Krpan. “They must be willing to assist (the homeowners) with colours, design and other plans.” Once you’ve chosen a builder, you need to find the land you want to build on and know the regulations that are in place for the type of home you can construct. “How a property is situated will (determine) what you can put on it,” says Krpan. Once you’ve chosen where you want to build and purchased the parcel of land, it’s time to start looking at what you want to include in your new home, whether it’s a large kitchen perfect for entertaining or several bedrooms to fit your growing family. “A good builder will help you look at what you should and shouldn’t do (in a home) as well as discuss your likes and dislikes,” says Krpan. This is the perfect time to talk about your dream master suite or what you love about a friend or family member’s house. Those granite countertops and heated tile floors are important parts of the design puzzle, and your builder needs to know that you want them included. “In most cases you will be working with a designer who works with the builder,” say Krpan. They will collaborate with you to lay out everything you want for your perfect home. Once you have finalized your design and everyone is on the same page, it’s time to discuss how much it will cost and draw up a contract. “It’s best to enlighten people about what the process is,” says Krpan. “Everything has a price tag attached.” The contract you sign should include the square footage of the home, a total breakdown of the costs you will incur including the price per square foot and the quality of finishings that will be in the home. “It should also include a payment schedule,” Krpan says. “For example, I ask for 25 per cent to start. Then, another 25 per cent once the roof, doors and windows go on. The next 40 per cent would be required when the heating, air conditioning and electrical go in and drywall goes up. The final 10 per cent would be due once everything is finished and a final inspection is done.” However, Krpan warns that even though you may have signed a contract stating how much you will be paying for your new home, if you come up with some new ideas mid-way through, there might be some extra costs. “An example would be a high-end chandelier,” he says, adding that the homeowner would have to pay for that on top of the agreed-upon cost. “You don’t want any misunderstandings between the builder and the customer,” Krpan says. “That’s why there needs to be a good contract in place. Having a contract keeps everyone honest and everyone understands the cost.” You should also be given a construction specifications sheet when completing a contract. That sheet (Krpan’s are usually four or five pages long) will list the construction materials the builder will use. “I list the important things,” says Krpan. “I’m not going to list the brand of concrete used or anything, but I will list things like the cultured stone for the front or the type of windows, for example. It’s important to protect both the builder and the customer.” Being realistic about what you can afford is very important. You may have fallen in love with that huge granite soaker tub or opulent formal dining room you saw in a home decor magazine, but if it’s not feasible on your budget it may need to be put aside for the time being. Your home is more than a place to rest your head. You should feel happy and comfortable in your new place, and knowing that this house was built exactly how you wanted it to be will go a long way towards making that possible.

Building a custom home can be a large undertaking, so it is important to find a builder you trust and are able to work with. Whether you want a large kitchen, glittery chandeliers or an opulent master bedroom, your options for the design of your new home can be limited only by your imagination and your budget. Submitted photos


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Top: Daniel Wesley performs at an undated concert; above: Wesley visits with White Rock firefighters. The Langleyraised musician will be performing at the firefighters’ fundraising dance Oct. 27 at Star of the Sea Hall.

With the help of a Langley rocker, White Rock firefighters are turning up the volume on their quest to raise money for an all-abilities playground on White Rock’s waterfront. White Rock-born reggae-rocker Daniel Wesley — who spent the first few years of his childhood in the seaside city before moving to Langley — is headlining a dance at the Star of the Sea Hall on Oct. 27 for the cause. “I get asked to do a lot of different charitable events. Normally, I have to turn them down,” Wesley said. “This one seemed like a really good thing to be a part of.” Firefighter Evan Bird spearheaded the dance idea with colleague Bira Bhindra. It’s the latest in efforts to raise money for the park, which has also been supported by proceeds of recent princess parties hosted by Bird’s mother, Myra Merkal – including one held in August that raised $12,000. Bird set his sights on an all-abilities park after the August 2010 loss of the playground in Semiahmoo Park. He used to take his daughters to play there, and said the value such a place has in a community is immeasurable. “You realize once something’s gone, what you’re missing out on,” Bird said.

“This is absolutely ludicrous that we don’t have a park on the beach. “What better place to have a social gathering spot?” While there are still many details to work out, including how much money is needed and exactly where the park will be located — he’s hoping for a site on East Beach — Bird said he is determined to forge ahead. “Everybody” he talks to about the idea is supportive, he added. Signing Wesley to perform at the Halloween Howl only added to the thrill of the effort. Wesley, whose brother Micah Rossnagel is a Langley firefighter, told Black Press that his connection to the community dates back 30 years, to the day he was born. All three of his grandparents live in White Rock, and he spent many a day on the city’s waterfront, even after his family moved to Langley. “I grew up on that beach,” the nowVancouver resident said. “There should be access for everybody.” He described the request to play on Oct. 27 as “a really nice phone call to get.” For those planning to attend the dance, Wesley said his goal is “just to entertain and be entertained.” The evening is to also feature Six Gun Romeo. Tickets, $30, can be purchased at the firehall (15315 Pacific Ave.) or online at For more information, call 604-531-6045.

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Whether painting a picture with a pen or with a brush, for many artists it’s only natural to turn to the great outdoors for inspiration. On Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1-3 p.m., local artists — painters, sketchers, writers, photographers and the like — are invited to do just that, by joining others in the wooded area of North Langley referred to as McLellan Forest Park. This afternoon of art and action in Glen Valley aims “to raise awareness about a spectacular 25 acre forest just east of Fort Langley.” The five forested lots have been put up for sale by the Township of Langley. The group is concerned that not many people know about the beauty and ecological value of this biologically diverse and mature forest, and say there is little time to make Langley residents aware of what will be lost if the property is sold. The Township may be willing to sell it to a local society if the small group can raise $3 million in a short time. “Saving this forest ecosystem will provide a lasting legacy, not only to our children, but our children’s and perhaps countless generations,” states a release issued by the group. “Artists can play an important role in building public appreciation and awareness.” Participants are invited to bring their art supplies, writing pads and cameras and take a tour through the area.  Hot tea and cookies will be provided.  They will meet at the trail entrance on 257A Street just north of the intersection with 84 Avenue.

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Artist Shari Pratt’s newest series “Attention” is an assemblage of mixed media figurative paintings which focuses on the relationship between the courageous portrayal of military men and what is concealed beneath the surface. An exhibit of Pratt’s work will be on display at the Fort Gallery from Oct. 24 to Nov. 12. Courage, for the men in Pratt’s pieces, meant going against their fear and anger to do that which was scary and tough to do, explained the artist. All of the military men on all sides around the globe showed courage as they fought for their countries. Pratt has chosen to place their portraits above several layers of found objects and warfare related memorabilia

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which are then carefully excavated and detached to reveal the meaning and truth below the surface. With the artist having no war experience and no political message to convey, this series, while paying homage to Canada’s troops and to the precious lives that are lost during a conflict, is more focused on the profound courage that soldiers need to have and often need to portray. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, at 9048 Glover Rd. Fort Langley. The gallery will be open on Monday, Nov. 12 in honour of Remembrance Day. The public is invited to meet the artist during the opening reception, which will be held on Oct. 26, from 7 p.m to 9 p.m.


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LCMS to host Italian vocal ensemble Cappella Artemisia Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is set to welcome the world-class Italian ensemble, Cappella Artemisia to the Rose Gellert Hall for the 2012/13-season opener on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. “We always attempt to present a cross representation of the literature from the wellknown masterworks to such rarities that will be heard at this concert,” said Elizabeth Bergmann, LCMS artistic director of concerts. “Through their work, Cappella Artemisia has unearthed wonderful masterpieces that should be heard. When I first heard a recording of this fantastic group and the exquisite music they are devoted to bringing to the stage, I knew that Cappella Artemisia would be something that our audience would absolutely enjoy hearing.” The 10-member ensemble consists of six vocalists, two cornetti and continuo. They present an intriguing program of recently unearthed vocal and instrumental music of the 16th and 17th centuries, much of it written behind convent walls where both composition and performance were officially forbidden. “It was an early example of the women’s movement, expressed through the power of music,” said Candace Smith, Cappella Artemisia founderdirector. “And of course, it also reveals these extraordinarily beautiful

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Italian ensemble Cappella Artemisia will perform at Langley Community Music School on Saturday, Oct. 27. The 10-member group will present music from the 16th and 17th centuries, much of which was written in convents. works, often written in secret, and in many cases now being heard for the first time since they were first created.” Smith joins the ensemble on their Western Canada tour as a featured guest, along with her husband and world celebrated cornetto virtuoso, Bruce Dickey. Founded in Bologna, Italy, in 1991, Cappella Artemisia not only presents a feast of glorious and rarely heard music. With an informative and illuminating commentary, they also open a social and historical window onto the women’s movement of an earlier era. Cappella Artemisia takes its name from the painter, Arte-

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Thursday • Family Storytime Fort Langley Library Thursday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Drop by for the last story time session to enjoy some Halloween tales. • Langley Amateur Radio Association (LARA) meets first Thursday of the month (unless otherwise advised) at 1900 hrs local; at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32 Ave. Coffee and sweets provided. For more information email: Al or Don • ALATEEN a support program for teens who have been or are being negatively affected by another person’s drinking. Open to ages 10 and up. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Township of Langley Civic Building at 20330 65 Ave. For more information, call 604-688-1716. • Céilidh or Down Home Kitchen Party Thursday, Oct. 25 from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, 9025 Glover Rd. in Fort Langley. Come out and enjoy traditional music, song and fun. Tickets are $5 at the door including the traditional Maritime lunch of tea biscuits and jam. Our following Ceilidh will be Nov. 15. Performers can contact Jack Williamson at 604-888-7925 or

Friday • Pro-D Day Halloween Crafts Visit the library and make crafts with a Halloween theme. Muriel Arnason Library on Friday, Oct. 19, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free, drop-in program for children ages five and up. • Young Widows Group meets for coffee and conversation at the Mocha Room Cafe, 20300 Fraser Hwy. on Fridays at 9 a.m. For information call 604-510-2610. • Are you Gay, Bi-sexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? Hominum Fraser Valley  is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Next meeting is 7:30 p.m. on Friday Oct. 26.  For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.


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• Jubilee Hall’s annual Fall Down Dance is set to rock your socks off with another Halloween howler on Saturday, Oct. 27. Back by popular demand is the spectacular March Hare Show Band. Prizes for the best costumes. Ticket includes dinner. Drink prices are very reasonable. Doors open at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. Overnight parking is allowed (sorry no plug ins). The hall is located at 7999 Bradner Rd. in Abbotsford. Tickets for this event are $25. Available at Wilway Lumber (28728 Fraser Hwy. Aldergrove) or online at www.brownpapertickets. com  or by calling 1-800-838-3006. More info at 604-856-4375. • O.A.P #146 Xmas Craft Sale is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Everygreen Timbers Hall, 5464 203 St. Use the walkway by Army & Navy and that takes you right to the hall. Lunch Available. • A family-friendly, action-packed Halloween festival is coming to Fort Langley National Historic Site, Oct. 27 and 28. Put on your costumes and get ready to crawl, craft, and trick-ortreat! Children of all ages will love Cinemazoo’s Creepy Critters Show, daily at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Meet Gary Oliver and more than 20 creatures, during his one-hour show: arachnids, insects, giant arthropods, large frogs and toads — including one with teeth — snakes, turtles, lizards, unusual mammals and a 20-foot snake skin. $11.70 per person, ages 3 and up.Tickets are available at the door, or online at www., or by phone at 604-513-4777. • Mushroom Meander On Oct. 27, 10 a.m. Join Langley Field Naturalist at Campbell Valley Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Langley Field Naturalists will go in search of the many

different species of mushrooms that sprout up in the coastal forest each fall. Meet at 16 Avenue parking lot. Bring a snack and refreshments. • Sahaj Marg Meditation invites you to learn more about its heart-centered meditation practice. It is a worldwide, non-profit society offering free of charge a simple practice to all seeking real change from the inside out. Introductory talks held in Langley every Saturday. For time and location, contact Judith, 604-5109787 or

Monday • Pyjama Storytime Monday, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in to the Murrayville Library or call 604-533-0339. Don’t forget to wear your pjs. • Dorjechang Buddhist Centre weekly meditation classes a relaxing evening and learn the path to inner peace at their weekly meditation classes. Mondays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Suggested donation, $10. Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. For more information on all of their classes, visit www. or call 604-853-3738. • Chess Club meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Brookswood Seniors Centre. For more info call Hugh, at 604-530-4693.

Tuesday • Scottish Country Dancing in Fort Langley Dance to lively Celtic music with a friendly, fun group. No partner necessary and beginners welcome.  Every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Langley Hall,  9167 Glover Rd. First session free. For more information phone Rebecca at 604-5300500 or email: lonotera • Langley Newcomers and Friends, a nonprofit community minded group, open to women of all ages, meets at the W.C. Blair Recreation centre on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:15 p.m. For info please contact Cyndy Smith at 604-530-3924 or Donna Stark at 604-530-3844 or • Langley Meals on Wheels Service Society Food & Friends in the Willowbrook/Willoughby area takes place twice a month on the second and fourth Tuesday. The new location is at the Renaissance Retirement Residences at 6676 203 St. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $3. Register by calling 604-539-0571. • Langley Lions Bingo, every Tuesday night at the Evergreen Lodge, in the hall, at 5464 203 St. Doors open at 4 p.m., bonanza pre call at 5:30 p.m., cards sold at 6 p.m., start time 7 p.m., light concession opens 5 p.m.

Wednesday • Epilepsy Support Group meets Oct. 24. Parents, families, colleagues or anyone who may benefit from resources and information regarding epilepsy, welcome. Langley Civic Facility – Murray Creek Room, 20338 65 Ave. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • D.W. Poppy’s Halloween Haunted House a child-friendly alternative for the little trick or treaters. General admission is $4; student/ child $3. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 23752 52 Ave. All proceeds to the 2013 dry grad committee. • Halloween Fun at the Library Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drop by the library on Halloween to make a festive craft and eat some goodies. Come dressed up in a costume to eligible to enter a spooky book draw. • Coffee Break Ladies, come for coffee and fellowship with other ladies as they discuss God’s word together. Meet every Wednesday morning from 9:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52 Ave. All are welcome. Free babysitting and story hour for children. Please contact Jacoba at 604-534-1826 or

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Defence throttles Rebels in shutout win Conference announced its all-stars and major award winners. Downey was named the league’s top special teams player. He had six return touchdowns Gary ahuja — five on punts, Times Sports one kick-off — and averaged 19.8 yards per Standing on the sidelines return. of a tight game, watching He was one of four the offence not able to Rams to be recognized muster much of an attack, as the tops for their Langley Rams ace kick position. returner Nick Downey knew Adam Konar was his team needed a big play. named outstanding Twice earlier in the first linebacker after half, he had managed good finishing with 82 returns on a pair of long defensive points. Konar missed field goal attempts had 16 tackles, seven from Westshore Rebels assists, five sacks, three kicker Quinn Van Glyswyk. interceptions and four And like the old cliche fumble recoveries. goes, the third time was the He also had one charm for Downey. touchdown. Konar was “When we were on the also named the league’s sideline, I was like ‘we need outstanding defensive a big play,’” he said. player. “‘I was like, I am going Anthony Daley and to take one of these missed Evan Foster were kicks back.’” named the league’s top Downey delivered a 120offensive and defensive yard missed field goal all linemen, respectively. the way from the Rams end Foster had 21 tackles, zone for the game’s first six assists, 9.5 sacks and touchdown a few minutes two fumble recoveries. before half-time. He finished with 81 It turned a 4-0 game into defensive points. an 11-0 lead as the Rams And the last award coasted to a 33-0 victory went to wide receiver over the the Rebels at Malcolm Williams, the Gary AHUJA/Langley Times McLeod Park on Saturday league’s top rookie. Langley Rams’ Nick Downey (above with ball) took a missed field goal 120 yards for the touchdown to break Williams finished in B.C. Junior Football Conference semifinal action. open a tight semifinal playoff game against the Westshore Rebels. Below: Rams defenders Adam Konar (#10), with a league-leading The victory advanced Brandon Klein (#93) and Joe Patko (#24) clobber Westshore Rebels running back Greg Morris. Morris, the 42 catches. He also Langley to the league league’s leading rusher, was limited to 28 yards on 14 rushes. was tops with 13 finals and they will travel touchdowns and had to Nanaimo to face the the three quarterback sacks Patko led the 768 receiving yards. Vancouver Island Raiders in the registered by the Rams defence receivers with The Rams also had Cullen Cup on Saturday (Oct. with Curtis Schindel and three catches several all-stars: 27). Brandon Klein having the others. for 101 yards Daley, Spencer Lang “When the field goals With the Rebels unable to while Malcolm (offensive line), Daniel (attempts) are that long, it get any traction in the ground Williams hauled Xavier (running back), gives time for blocks to set up,” game— 59 yards on 22 carries in four passes Downey and Williams Downey explained. — the passing game wasn’t for 86 yards. (wide receivers) were He finished with 181 yards on working either. Bowcott selected for the offence, those three kicks, and that was Quarterbacks Cat Todorvich finished 10-forDowney was also more than enough for a stout and Mark Black combined to 23 for 200 named as a returner. Rams defence. complete seven of their 25 yards. On the defensive The Langley D was masterful, passes for 75 yards. Xavier had 62 side of the ball, Foster holding the Rebels to 110 yards “Our defence has stepped up yards to lead and Dan Sharpe of net offence. every week,” Patko said. the rushing were picked for the Included in that was just 28 “We know we are the number attack. defensive line. Sharpe yards on 14 rushing attempts one defence in the league. While Langley had nine tackles, two for Westshore’s Greg Morris, “We made some mistakes, but got away assists, 3.5 sacks, one the league’s leading rusher with we fixed them and we pitched a with the slow forced fumble and 35 1,527 yards in 10 games. shutout. start against defensive points. “We wrapped up, we didn’t “You can’t ask for anything Westshore, Konar and Arie let them out of the box,” said more.” coach Jeff Nakagawa were chosen Langley linebacker Joe Patko, Offensively, Langley had a Alamolhoda for the linebackers. the reigning league defensive slow start to the game. knows the team Nakagawa had 22 player of the week. They opened the scoring with can’t afford that tackles, nine assists, 0.5 rolling, but when we did, the “We didn’t let them to get any a single point when Nick Naylor against the Raiders. sacks, two interceptions and two offence started clicking.” momentum.” missed a 50-yard field goal. “We have to work on coming fumble recoveries. Alamolhoda said a big turning Patko finished with a teamIt was Naylor’s only miss as out stronger; I thought we were And Nick Felicella was named point was Downey’s touchdown high six tackles, plus an assist. he was good on his other three flat at the beginning,” he said. an all-star among the defensive and from that spurred the team He also recovered a fumble, one attempts. “We can’t do that in a playoff backs. on. of three turnovers for the Rams The last of the Langley points game. He had nine tackles, •••••• defence. were a touchdown pass from “We have to come out and six assists, one sack, eight Nick Downey headlines the The others were a Tanner Greg Bowcott to Michael Patko be prepared right at the first knockdowns, two fumble list of Langley Rams who were Hamade interception and a and a short rushing touchdown whistle. recoveries and 61 defensive recognized for their outstanding Daniel Sharpe fumble recovery. from Daniel Xavier. “It took us a little while to get points. seasons when the B.C. Football Sharpe also had one of

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overtime with mixed results Mitch Eden won it 1:36 into the extra period. Matt Ustaki, Mario Puskarich with a pair and Ben Grenier had the Langley goals. The Spruce Kings — whose bus went off the road on the way to Langley — outshot the Rivermen 43-35. “We scored plenty, just a couple of defensive mistakes,” Henderson said. “We had them down, we just didn’t finish the deal.” Against Vernon on Saturday, Langley led 1-0

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Trinity Western Spartans’ Alicia Tesan (#7) fends off a Fraser Valley Cascades defender during the Spartans 2-1 victory last week at Rogers Field. The Spartans enter the Canada West quarter-finals on Friday as the top seed.

In a battle for top spot in the Canada West regular season, it was the Trinity Western Spartans earning first place after a hard-fought 1-0 victory on Saturday against the host Victoria Vikes. “I’m proud of our players. Tessa Meyer probably had one of her best games as a Spartan and our back four were once again excellent as was our midfield and can’t say enough about (Kristen) Funk,” said Trinity Western women’s soccer head coach Graham Roxburgh. “Credit to UVIC. After we started well and possessed nicely they started to come on and were threatening. In the second half they came out with energy and we had to weather the storm. “It was a great game. Both teams had one or two chances and there weren’t a lot for either side and I’m pleased to come away with a win in a tough place in a very entertaining game of soccer,” added Roxburgh. Funk came up with a penalty kick save in the 59th minute and Natalie Boyd converted her penalty kick chance in the 72nd minute for the game’s only goal. It was the regular season

finale and the Spartans finished in first place with a record of 11-1-0. Victoria was relegated to second place at 9-2-1. It was Trinity Western’s fourth Canada West regular season title. The Spartans also won the previous night, 2-1 over the Fraser Valley Cascades. The game was played at TWU after the Cascades’ home field was unsuitable for play because of rain. In the game, Spartans rookie Krista Gommeringer scored twice, in the 61st and 64th minutes. Gommeringer finished the regular season with 13 goals and nine assists and her 22 points were one shy of tying former Spartan Carlee O’Brien’s single-season school record of 23 points. That was set in 2004. The Cascades scored once in injury time, but that was all that would elude Funk, who made five saves for the win. The Spartans host the eighthplace Manitoba Bisons (4-7-1) on Friday at Rogers Field at 5 p.m. If they win, Trinity Western will host the Canada West final four championships the following weekend.

••••• It all comes down to this weekend for the Trinity Western Spartans. The men’s soccer team plays a crucial home-and-home series with the UBC Thunderbirds to end the regular season. While both teams have qualified for next week’s playoffs, the T-Birds (11-0-1) lead the Canada West Pacific Division with 34 points while Trinity Western (9-1-2) is five points back with 29. That means to finish in top spot, the Spartans need all six points. The Spartans remained in the hunt for first place thanks to a pair of victories over the weekend, 1-0 over the Fraser Valley Cascades on Oct. 19 and then 2-1 over the Victoria Vikes on Oct. 20. Both games were played at TWU’s Rogers Field. Jarvis Ambaka broke a scoreless tie in the 74rd minute against the Cascades, scoring off a scrambled corner kick. Against the Vikes, Cameron Parkes and Ambaka scored 86 seconds apart early in the first half. “I thought we played exceptionally well,” said continued, PAGE 43

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



GREAT MASSAGE ONLY $25. 20372 Fraser Highway, Langley (across from Casino) 604-510-0588

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Mini excavator, concrete breaking, drainage, hauling. (Fully insured). PK Contracting

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FILIPINO team- hardworking, looking for office & residential cleaning. Great Rates. Please call 604-613-4380



Concrete Lifting Specialist

Bonniecrete Const Ltd Free Est & Warranties D Crack Repairs D Driveways D Patios, etc. D Provide Proper Drainage

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FRONT COUNTER & KITCHEN Frankie’s Burger Enterprises Inc. dba Fatburger hiring for various locations in the Lower Mainland (Vancouver, Langley, White Rock, Burnaby, Squamish, Ladner & Coquitlam). Food Counter Attendants $10.31/hr) & Kitchen Helper ($10.25/hr); 40hrs/ week + ben. Apply by Fax: (604) 637-8874.


FARM worker required at Heppell’s Potato Corp. Surrey, BC for approx. 25 weeks starting February 2013. Main duties are planting, weeding, harvesting, grading & packaging. Skills required - ability to work among others, no experience needed. Hourly rate of $10.25, 48-55 hrs/week, 6 days a week Fax Resume 604-574-0553 or email to apply.






Well established automotive repair shop in Aldergrove seeking Part Time Cleanup Person. Must be self starter and motivated. Phone: 604-856-8816 or Fax resume to: 604-856-8601 or email: or apply in person to: 27545 - 31 Ave. Aldergrove

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628

COMPANY DRIVER & O/O req’d for Gillson Trucking. F/T. 42¢/mile. Run U.S. LMO avail 604-853-2227

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




MOTEL ASST Manager team to run small nice Motel in Parksville BC. Non-Smoking, no Pets, in good Health, fulltime live-in position. Call 250586-1633 or email:



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Ross 604D535D0124 SCHAFER CEMENT CO. (1973). Prep & Place - Driveways, Patios & Walkways. Call / Text 604-309-8615

For Restless or Cramping Legs. A Fast acting Remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years., Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or



PARADISE LANDSCAPING FREE ESTIMATES Serving Langley since 1986 Lawn Mowing - Yard Cleanups Power Raking - Hedges Pruning - Rubbish Removal Power Washing - Odd Jobs. Fully Insured

Call (604)889-6552

damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662


Counter Sales Person needed for busy Langley Building Supply Store Sales Experience with Lumber & Tool knowledge would be an asset.

Teriyaki Experience in Willowbrook Shopping Center

Please send resume to:

Now Hiring for a Store Manager, Supervisor, Cooks and Cashiers. Full Time and Part Time positions available. Location opening Oct 31. Email resume to: or call Mark 905.334.0482

P.O. Box 304 C/O The Langley Times 20258 Fraser Hwy Langley, BC V3A 4R3





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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


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


Call Ian @ 604-724-6373 GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Professional Gutter & Window Cleaning. Moss Ctrl. Seniors Disc. Worksafe. Jeremy 778-384-3855 ▲ Joes External Cleaning ▲ POWER WASHING • WINDOWS • ROOFS • GUTTERS * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded Since 1989. Joe 778-773-5730


566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS HOBART & Cable Piano, beautifully refinished, full sound board with bench, exc cond $500 604-856-1306

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


EXPERIENCED in all trades (tile, hardwood floors, drywall, finishing carpentry, framing, plumbing & electrical etc.) Call Zack at 778223-1984 or email References and resume provided.


*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379


X COUNTRY SKIIS & BINDINGS FOR SALE. Kneissl & Rossignal Men’s size 10 & Woman’s size 7. Shoes and Poles as well. 3 pin (old style). North Delta. 604-591-9740


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PETS .Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated

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

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry-Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Running this ad for 8yrs

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

HANDYMAN SERVICES Reno’s & Repairs 604-625-4655. Electrical, Flooring, Plumbing





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


BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. black & white, fem. Vet chk, 1st shots, $500 ea. Loving homes needed. Call 604-250-4360

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

European Quality Workmanship

CHIHUAHUA, long-hair, 2.5yrs, very timid, 3lb 2oz, shots, reddish brown/wht, prefer mature owners, $600 firm. (604)703-6809


Per Molsen 604-575-1240

AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Repairs & new installs. Furnace, Boilers, Hot water tanks etc. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801.



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One Bdrm + Den + Office East facing unit to enjoy morning sun. Complex has 2 guest suites, exercise ctr., guest parking & bike room $127,500.

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP

LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops .Encore 1 bdrm; 2 bdrm Rent Now $950 - $1225

New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $77,900. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $66,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

See’s Automotive Section in 800’s

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


AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


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Rooms from $99 inc. paint Over 2000 colours to choose from Exterior 2012 Specials!

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




Fridge $195; Stove $175 Washer $175; Dryer $175 Stackers & Dishwasher Warranty, delivery, low prices 604-534-4402 ----------------------------------------APPLIANCES WANTED * Free pick-up* 604-339-0744



FARM MARKET AUCTION Food Service & Farm Equipment, Nov. 3, 11 AM at Horstings Farm, 2 mi N. of Cache Creek. View photos at 1-866545-3259



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

FULLY SEASONED, Alder, Maple, Birch. Split & Delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime








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



Newly Renovated Units

Starting at $835.



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

Apartments 20727 Fraser Highway

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

Ask for details

Call 604-530-6555

Criminal record check may be req’d.

Must bring in this ad to receive 1st month free

Ph: 604-533-4061 LANGLEY


Walnut Grove $285,000 #7 8892 208th

Want to be your own boss? Thriving roll-off bin junk disposal business for sale. Reg client base plus more daily. Monica Lee at Royal Lepage 604-970-8575



STEAMER CHEST, curved top. North Delta. 604-591-9740

20051- 55 A Ave.

Rainbow & Majorca

Northland Apartments 19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley

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


Call 604-534-0108



Linwood Place Apts

Michael - 604-533-7578 Betsy - 604-533-6945


PUREBRED GERMAN shorthaired pointer pups, to good good homes only (604)826-2737


By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480

Villa Fontana & Stardust

Open house, Saturday October 20th & 27th 1-3pm. 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm 1530 sqft upper unit Townhouse, a must see. Lots of storage, Garage, 3 sun decks, Updated modern bathrooms, kitchen is loaded with cabinets, new light fixtures, lots of natural light, vaulted ceilings. Exquisite master bdrm with ensuite, walk in closet, with private deck. Walking distance to schools, Parks/Rec center. Furniture may also be included in the sale. Call today Ronald Klarenbeek 778-996-7653 to view anytime.


25 yrs in roofing industry

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



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

Bachelor suite - $635 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets


20117 - 56 Avenue 1 & 2 bdrm suites



Deluxe 2 bdrm suites available. Large balconies, fireplace, in-suite laundry. No Pets. Live, shop, work & play all in one location. Next to Colossus Theater (200th & #1 Hwy).

Steve & Gloria Hamilton RE/MAX Lifestyles Realty 604-467-8881

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969


The Village at Thunderbird Centre

P.B. YORKSHIRE TERRIER puppies, 2 M $1000, 3 F $1200 , can view parents. Housebroken. Ready to go Nov. 1. Tania 604-820-4416

Mainland Roofing Ltd.


DEER CREEK ESTATES. Best location in the park backing onto green space. MLS F1224325. Call 604-309-6112 for more info.


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

STANDARD POODLE PUPPIES 9 weeks old. Black & dark brown Please call 604-514-3340

Call: 604-220-6905


Two bedroom unit, gas F/P, covered deck, laminate floors, crown molds & baseboards. Central location, on bus route. Rainscreened exterior $144,200.

SAMCON BUILDING. Complete renos, decks, kitchens & baths, from start to finish. All trades available. Over 25 years experience. Call Derek (604)720-5955

KITCHEN & BATHROOMS Cabinets, flooring, elec. & plumbing (604)625-4655

5400 ~ 204 St. Newly renod 2 bdrm Suite Heat, H/W, cable incl, in a adult-oriented building. N/S, N/P. $885/mo. For info

Call Martin Scherrer at 250-593-2253.

If you would consider selling your property of 3 Acres or more and want maximum value, send the details to:

MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915.


The Parkview Terrace

In a new development with paved roads, Hydro/Tel at the lot line, gravel driveways, 2 lots with wells. Beautifully treed lots only 5 minute walk to Lone Butte store and pub, 20 minutes to 100 Mile House and right in the middle of some of Cariboo’s most famous lakes, Horse Lake, Watch Lake & Green Lake - all within 15 min’s!


GUTTER CLEANING ONLY $95 Houses under 2500sf 604.861.6060


Five 5 Acre Lots

Call 604-881-7111

LABRADOR, black, very friendly good with kids. Male, 2 yrs. old free to good home. 604-951-4444

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005



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

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9311 213 St. (Walnut Grove) Langley. 4 bdrm., 2.5 baths, 5 appl., 63x95 lot with room for RV prkg., close to schools & rec centre. Offered well below accessed value. Asking $435,000. Call Spencer (604)951-9224



WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422




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

S. SURREY, 26/152. Clean 1/bdrm apartments for seniors 55 & older. Call Mon-Fri btwn 9am-noon. 604-538-8308. CLASSIFIED A D S MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-575-5555



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604-530-0030 LANGLEY: 5530-208 St. Quiet clean spacious 2 bdrms, 4 appls, h/w, prkg incl. $875. Res. Manager. NS/NP. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call 604534-1114 between 9am - 8pm.

LANGLEY, lrg 1 bdrm & den, 4 appl + inste W/D, F/P. Nov. 1st. $950/mo. Cat okay. (604)936-0739 MAPLE RIDGE: Large bright 1 bdrm, quiet adult bldg, incl heat, h/w, covered parking. N/S,N/P. Nov. 1. $725/mo. 604-465-8274.


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LANGLEY CITY 1-bdrm apt. Clean, crime free bldg. Incl. heat, n/p, refs. req’d. $710. 604-530-6384.


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

Phone 604-530-1912

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 2 BDRM APARTMENT FOR RENT in Langley City Ideal for children, next to park and green space. Available for immediate occupancy. Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher Covered Parking Please call 604-534-9499 WALNUT GROVE, Hawthorne. 1/bdrm, secured parking, insuite laundry. $1000/mo. Avail now TJ at Sutton Proact 604-728-5460

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



LANGLEY, Private 2/bdrm cottage on 1/2 acre. 248/56 area. F/S/WD. Avail now. $1200/mo. Paul 604856-3265.



LANGLEY, central. Clean 3 bdrm. insuite lndry, close to parks, shops & schools, fenced yard. Avail now. N/P. $925 + util. 604-754-0704



3 BEDROOM upper floor of house for rent in Aldergrove in quiet culde-sac. New windows and other upgrades. Dishwasher, shared laundry. $1150 plus a portion of utilities. Available immediately. Call 778245-2698 ALDERGROVE lge 4bdrm house on acreage, full bath, 3 appl., close to shops. Pet neg. Ref’s req’d. Avail Nov1. $1400. (604)534-2909 ALDERGROVE Lge 4 bdrm rancher 3 bath, dbl garage. $1500. Now. N/P. 604-710-8914 / 604-728-8110.



LANGLEY 1740 256th St., 3 bdrm. rancher 10 pri. acers, 2 car garage, 1.5 bath, Available Now, $1200 604-618-7320 778-889-6970. WALNUT GROVE. Spac. 1 bdrm mobile home on back of acreage. Acreage not incl. Very secluded. Absolutely N/S. $800/mo. + hydro. Avail. immed. 604-644-2884. W.Clayton 188/74 3 bdrm 2000sf on 3 acres fully renov’d avail now $1950+utils Pets OK. 604-727-6058 WHITE ROCK - 3 bdrm. house. 1/2 blk. to beach & shops. Older style house, new paint, carpets & w/d. $1300/mo. Avail Now.604.418.6654
















CLOVERDALE; 1 Bdrm + den, very spac, good view, huge bkyrd, nr all amens. Avl immed, $800 incl hydro. N/S, N/P, no lndry. 604-897-0451 CLOVERDALE 60/168 1 Bd $600. New carpet/paint. N/P. Suit semi-retired person. Avl now 604-576-9777 Langley: 72/202 3 bdrm bsmt n/p, n/s. $1150 mo. now. Nr schools. 604-825-9202 no calls Fri/Sat aft 7 LANGLEY 82/200 St. Lrg 2 bdrms on 3 acres, sep livrm&kitch, n/s,n/p, n/d,Nov1. $700+utils. 604-773-4680 LANGLEY Murrayville. 1 Bdrm suite sep entry, new paint & carpets. Near bus, WC Blair, schls. Ns/np, Avail immed. $650 incl utils/cable. 604-514-1168 or 778-552-0553. LANGLEY, Willoughby, lge. 2 bdrm., priv. ent., d/w, sep. ldry. Nr. school. BBQ area. N/P N/S. Nov. 1. $1000 mo. 778-882-6190

2008 HONDA Accord EX only 27,000km. Like new. V6 auto. Sunroof. $19,500 (604) 835-0610

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, diesel 4x4 loaded leather sunroof. Beautiful condition. Call Paul 604-626-8078 DL# 5594

MURRAYVILLE. Spacious 2 bdrm, w/i closet, storage, 6 appl, sep. lndry, own entr. NS/NP. $800 + 30% hydro. Nov1. 604-607-7970 S. LANGLEY 1 bdrm. bsmnt. suite. N/S N/P. Hydro & cable incl. Share ldry., gas f/p, $775 mo. Nov. 1. (604)534-4950 SURREY F.H. 2 bdrm. $750 m. incl. utils., laundry extra,N/S N/P.avail immed., close to amen.,close to schools (604)589-4248

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CARS - DOMESTIC 2009 Volkswagon Passat CC, leather, sunroof, 23,000kms. $19,995. Call Larry 604-562-9325 DL# 5594


2008 Wrangler Sahara 4dr, super loaded, leather navigation. Gorgeous cond. Priced to sell quickly $23,995. Call Paul 604-626-8078 DL# 5594


SOUTH SURREY Short Term or Long term NEW - only 2 years old. Deluxe, Fully Equipped 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Floor to ceiling storage + storage room in garage. 6 S/S appli. d/w, w/d, & Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. No - Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor patio. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping & transit. Close to schools. $1800/month. Avail. November 1.




2007 Ram 3500 quad cab 4x4 diesel, sunroof, 6sp, gorgeous cond. $35,995. Call Paul 604626-8078 DL# 5594


A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $4,484.68 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of November, 2012 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Avenue Langley BC V3A 4L8. The vehicle was placed in storage on September 4th, 2011. For more info. call Elite Bailiff

Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM 2010 Cooper Sedan Mayfair 50th Anniversary, brown, a/c, local, sunroof 44,350K. Call Matt 604763-5405 DL# 5594

2009 Lincoln MKX, leather, mint. 67,000kms. $26,995. Call Larry 604-562-9325 DL# 5594 2007 Ram 3500 quad cab, diesel, std, Larmie, 125,000K $33,995. Call Larry 604-562-9325 DL# 5594

2005 CHEV CAVALIER 4cyl auto 34K, 1 elderly owner, 2/door, like new. $5900. Call 604-575-7468 2006 PONTIAC Pursuit - 4 dr auto, gray colour. Spoiler p/l, cd, a/c, p/s, p/b. 122K. $5500 604-502-9912 2010 Yaris, blue, a/c, keyless entry. 50,857kms. Call Matt 604763-5405 DL# 5594 2009 Wrangler Sport 4x4, 97,000K. Sale Price $16,995. Call Murray 604-530-7361 DL# 5594

2009 Dodge Journey 38,000kms. $15,995. Call Larry 604-562-9325 DL# 5594

2007 FJ Cruiser, blue, a/c, rear sliding window, 106,000kms. Call Matt 604-763-5405 DL# 5594 2012 Nissan Versa 4dr auto only 22,000kms. $14,995. Call Bob 604-308-6568 DL# 5594


2010 GMC YUKON loaded, leather TV, navigation etc Low kms. Gorgeous cond. Quick sale $35,995. Call Paul 604-626-8078 DL# 5594


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2007 PONTIAC WAVE 4/cyl, 52K, 1/ownr, 5/door h/back, 5/spd gas miser, $5900. 604-575-7468. 2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr sedan auto fully loaded only 22K local $9,900 FIRM. 604-218-9795


HIGH VOLTAGE! 604-575-5555 2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


2010 Yukon 4dr 4x4, Mint. 44,000K. Sale Price $36,495. Call Murray 604-530-7361 DL# 5594




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TOWNHOMES AT RIVERSIDE GARDENS *Call about our move in bonus* Located at 5210 203rd St, Langley 2 bdrm units available immediately or Nov 1. Close to shopping, bus routes, schools, university. Seasonal swimming pool. OnSite resident manager. Some pets are welcome To view call


Whereas Gary Wayne Remple is indebted to Elite Bailiff Services Ltd. for storage and towing on a 2002 Glendale Golden Falcon Presidential 5th Wheel Camper with VIN: 2GRFW35T92S023412

2000 OLDS Intrigue, leather, 68,000kms. $6,995. Call Larry 604-562-9325 DL# 5594



2001 F150 Quad Cab Harley Davidson Edition. 114,260K Leather. Loaded. Mint. $18,995. Call Murray 604-530-7361 DL# 5594 2005 DODGE CARAVAN - 145K, no acc. Very clean, good cond. All power. $5800: (604)502-9912

LANGLEY/WILLOWBROOK Furnished (except bed) large clean 1 bdrm grnd lvl ste. Private entry, prkg, patio overlooks park. Sm kitchen. Suits sgl, quiet, resp, mature, long term tenant. NS/NP, NDrugs. Quiet area & home, incl heat/power/lndry. Avail Now. $650/mo. 604-530-6997.



NP/NS. Avail now. $750 incl utils. 778-552-4433



ALDERGROVE 2 Bdrm bsmt



HAULMARK Car Hauler 8x20 w/electric tongue lift. Has it’s own battery and lighting system 12v &110. $5,950 obo. 604-908-8804

LANGLEY. ROOM FOR RENTshower & washroom. NS/NP $400/mo. Call 604-534-0966.



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


HIGH PROFILE location downtown Cloverdale, stand alone, 3600 sq.ft. retail, $12/sq.ft. Lots of parking. Call Geoff at 604-531-4000



Tuesday, October 23, 2012 A47

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

2004 Mazda 3, blue, leather, sunroof, a/c, auto 154,966K. Call Matt 604-763-5405 DL# 5594 2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster conv., antique yellow. Locally driven detailed yearly, garage stored, like new cond. $17,500. 604-855-4417

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2011 Dodge Nitro, full load 4x4 only 17,500kms. $24,995. Call for more details Bob 604-308-6568 DL# 5594


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


AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 2005 Corvette Convertible C6, 67,700K. Sale Price $28,495. Call Murray 604-530-7361 DL# 5594

LiPiteG Time Offer!

2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2011 Kia Soul, auto. Loaded. 48,000kms. $16,995. Call Bob 604-308-6568 DL# 5594


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PRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week. 2006 Corvette Convertible, 42,690K. Sale Price $32,495. Call Murray 604-530-7361 DL# 5594

2005 Chrysler Aspen, white, local, DVD, leather, power pedals, rear a/c. 87,400K. Call Matt 604763-5405 DL# 5594

BCClassiÀ 2012 Town & Country, loaded, Only 16,500kms. $31,995 Call Bob 604-308-6568 for more details. DL# 5594

ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week!

ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

Call 604.575-5555 2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SL 38K. Fully loaded. Heated seats Exc cond. $12,500 604-306-6216

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser loaded 1 owner no accidents, beautiful cond Priced to sell $20,995. Call Paul 604-626-8078 DL# 5594


• The Langley Times • Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Langley Farm Market OKANAGAN


product of BC ($1.50 kg)

product of USA ($2.82 kg)






product of S. America ($1.08 kg)


$ 28

¢ lb.





product of BC ($1.50 kg)





product of USA ($0.84 kg)





PINEAPPLE product of Ecuador


product of USA ($1.72 kg)



99 ea.



Assorted 4 x 311ml





$ 99 ea.

GRANOLA Assorted


$ 99 ea.











FLOUR Assorted


$ 59 ea.

Prices in effect Tues. Oct. 23 - Sun. Oct. 28, 2012. While Quantities Last

Langley Times, October 23, 2012  

October 23, 2012 edition of the Langley Times

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