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Man killed, two injured in collision By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

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Santa and Mrs. Claus were the guests of honour aboard the Aldergrove Elks float in the Light Up Aldergrove Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8. The royal couple entertained many youngsters at the hugely popular Elks Children’s Christmas Party earlier that afternoon, before riding through town to the delight of many hundreds of onlookers. Several Christmas events in the community were also wellattended, including the Langley Community Chorus concert at St. Dunstan’s on Sunday afternoon, which was a well-received sell-out and resulted in the first overflowing parking lot in the church’s history.See more photos inside this issue.

Opposition growing to Metro’s incinerator plan By ROBERT FREEMAN Aldergrove Star

A “huge groundswell of opposition” is forming against Metro Vancouver’s proposed incineration plans, says Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz. And Gaetz, who is also the chair of the Fraser Valley Regional District, said she’s been asked to meet with Premier Christy Clark to detail the objections voiced by a wide range of opponents. City Councillor Jason Lum said he met last Monday in Vancouver with a “broadbased coalition” from industry, labour, the private sector and environmental groups opposed to Metro Vancouver’s plan to burn garbage.

“More and more are coming out every day,” he said. “There is a lot of momentum of people coming together and forming a broad-based coalition to oppose specifically a mass-burn incinerator.” The BC Chamber of Commerce is among those opposed to a government body controlling waste disposal, and last week the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association and the Canadian Home Builders Association of the Fraser Valley called on Metro Vancouver to “step back from its heavy-handed and high cost plan.” Chamber president John Winter said there’s no need for government to get involved in something that is “well-looked

after by the private sector” and that offers no financial benefit to taxpayers. “Ultimately, it will put businesses and people out of work,” he said, about Metro Vancouver’s attempt to monopolize waste disposal. “It’s hardly something we could support.” ICBA president Philip Hochstein said “a government garbage monopoly will only serve the interests of Metro itself — it will impact the environment and leave the tax bill in the hands of the taxpayers. It must be stopped.” Jan Field, executive director of the homebuilder’s association in the Fraser Valley, said construction companies will

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Langley RCMP report that one person has been killed and another badly injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon, Dec. 10 at the intersection of 264 Street and Robertson Crescent in Aldergrove. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. On Tuesday RCMP spokesperson Corp. Holly Marks said, “Next of kin has now been notified and the preliminary investigation has given police some insight into the events leading to the fatal collision last night at the intersection of Robertson Crescent and 264 Street.” Police were called just prior to 5 p.m. to attend the collision in which two vehicles crashed head-on and a third vehicle sustained a smaller amount of damage. “The investigation indicates there was an unknown northbound vehicle stopped waiting for southbound traffic to clear so he or she could make a left turn at Robertson Crescent. This vehicle did not remain at the scene,” said Marks. “A second vehicle, a Chevrolet commercial van, slowed behind the vehicle making the turn. A Nissan Rogue following the van swerved but did not slow, perhaps to avoid a rear end collision. The Rogue was unsuccessful and clipped the rear of the van. The Rogue then went into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma.” It is believed the 87 year old male driver of the Rogue died instantly. His spouse, sitting in the passenger seat, suffered life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital. The 44 year old female driver of the Tacoma was also taken to hospital with serious injuries, not believed to be life threatening. Both women remain in hospital. The two men in the work van were uninjured. “Of note, the deceased was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision,” said Marks. “While it is unknown if wearing it would have saved his life, it is possible.” Mechanical inspections will be conducted on all involved vehicles. Langley Traffic Services maintains conduct of the investigation. Police do not believe alcohol to be a factor in the collision. The Integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Service (ICARS) is assisting with the investigation to help determine the cause of the crash. Langley RCMP Client Support and Victim Services are providing support to anyone affected by this collision, including family and witnesses who may be traumatized. Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not spoken to police is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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lomalacia in ruminants (animals with a fermenting stomach, like cattle, sheep, A team of investigators has con- deer, and giraffes). The ruminant stomcluded that the adult giraffe Jafari at the ach is a giant fermenting vat filled with Greater Vancouver Zoo died as result of bacteria… This vat can be extremely a degenerative brain disease. sensitive, and, on occasion, even very Jafari, aged 12, was discovered dead small changes in intake or digestion can Sunday morning, Nov. 4, in his heated cause those bacteria to produce toxic barn. A thorough and exhaustive inves- substances that can affect the brain. tigation into the death of Jafari was con“Unfortunately, the exact mechanism ducted by an investigative team com- linking gastrointestinal dysfunction to prised of independent giraffe patholo- encephalomalacia is still poorly undergists and zoo experts. stood, despite the fact that Dr. Burton, Veterinarian, the condition is relatively for the Greater Vancouver common in domestic rumiZoo said, “Given all the nants, such as cattle.” information that we have, Zoo general manager Jafari died very quickly and, Jody Henderson said, “We fortunately, there would would like to thank our have been little or no sufferdedicated and compassioning.” ate staff who has been workBurton added that, “No ing tirelessly to assist in the Jafari the giraffe stone was left unturned due investigation, and for all to the co-operative and determined our supporters who have stayed by us nature of the independent pathologist.” and sent in or stopped by with words of In addition to testing at the Ministry encouragement, during this very extenof Agriculture lab in Abbotsford, a col- sive investigative process. lection of food, water and cell samples “Everyone at the Zoo would like to were sent to another independent lab in acknowledge and thank Dr. Hilmsworth Michigan, USA. Due to the investigation and Dr. Burton for their hard work, of this magnitude, compound testing at extraordinary time and dedication.” the Michigan lab took a significant time Henderson added that, “The zoo is to complete on items such as drugs, vita- always focused on providing excellence mins, antibiotics, plant toxins, natural in animal care and in educating our products and environmental pollutants. youth of the future generations of the Dr. Hilmsworth, an independent animal world. The methods of managing veterinary anatomic pathologist, stated: exotic animals is constantly evolving and “Jafari was suffering from a degenerative being reviewed, and will be considered brain disease called encephalomalacia. and implemented, if deemed appropriThere are a variety of causes of encepha- ate.” By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

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Trudi Campen and Terry Metcalfe are among the volunteers manning the Salvation Army kettles in the community. All funds collected at the Otter Co-op’s kettle will go to the Gateway of Hope services provided in Langley.

Kettle drive appeals for more help By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

The Salvation Army’s services to the less fortunate at the Gateway of Hope are dependent on the generosity of donors, especially the cash gifts to their Kettle Drive. There are 15 kettle locations and 100 volunteers in the Langley area, but the Army could use a couple hundred more volunteers to run

the kettle campaign here. “We’re asking people to donate a couple hours,” said Army spokesperson Troy Gagliardi. “We have a potential of 2,500 two-hour shifts to meet our goal by 2 p.m. on December 24.” The Gateway of Hope provides 55 beds, 100 meals a day and family services such as their medical room staffed by volunteer doctors.

“Our fundraising is about 10 per cent behind so far and we really do need help,” said Gagliardi. “What we raise by Dec. 24 dictates what we can do, it affects the services we provide for people.” Persons wishing to help should email: kettles@gatewayofhope.ca You can also donate $5 by texting to 45678 and sending the message of “hope 1002”.

Abbotsford Police send holiday cards to gangsters By VIKKI HOPES Aldergrove Star

This year, the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) has extended its list of Christmas card recipients to include criminals and trouble-makers. “Operation Resolution” involves cards being sent to a few dozen prolific offenders, property offenders and people known for drug and gang activity in Abbotsford. On the front of the card is an image of Police Chief Bob Rich

dressed in a Santa costume and tactical gear with the message, “You are always only one choice away from changing your life.” The inside of the card states “For the sake of your family and for your own sake, consider 2013 the year you choose a new and better life.” A phone number is listed that will lead the caller to a recorded greeting, encouraging them to leave their name and contact information so that someone from the APD can follow up

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with them. Const. Ian MacDonald acknowledges that the majority of recipients will think it’s a joke. “I think there will be that precious moment when they open the card and go, ‘Are you kidding me?’ “ he said. But MacDonald said members of the APD, including himself, have fielded calls in the past from people wanting to escape their criminal lifestyle. He said this is the time of year that

many people consider where their lives are headed. “The holiday season is a time of reflection, and it’s not just for people who are making good decisions.” MacDonald said Operation Resolution was the idea of Sgt. Mike Novakowski, the same officer who three years ago initiated the “Operation” series of school presentations, posters and videos aimed at SUBMITTED IMAGE steering kids away from the gang lifePolice Chief Bob Rich as Santa. style.

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Incineration consultants ‘exit’ By JEFF NAGEL Aldergrove Star

A consulting company overseeing Metro Vancouver’s waste-toenergy procurement process has withdrawn after the regional district decided the firm’s role was tainted by the emergence of an email showing “unacceptable bias” from a staff member. Metro officials agreed HDR Corp.’s $1.9-million contract, which was up for likely renewal at the end of December, should end because of a May 18 email from a senior HDR staff member to a Metro manager. “The email, if read on its face, seemed to indicate the possibility of a bias towards certain technologies,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, who chairs Metro’s zero waste committee. He would not say if the email showed preference towards mass-burn incineration or to one of a variety of other technologies that could be used in a new plant to burn 370,000 tonnes per year of Metro garbage. Brodie said the email didn’t come to the attention of senior Metro managers until early November but officials then took “immediate action.” He said Metro’s procurement process – now underway – was not com-

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no longer have access to competitive disposal sites, and the higher costs will be “folded into already high housing costs.” Metro’s Zero Waste Plan would force all solid waste to Metro Vancouver disposal sites, and reduce the incentive to recycle, they said. Lum said more jobs would be created through “innovative ways” of dealing with waste than through building incinerators to burn garbage. Vancouver City Councillor

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Andrea Reimer said all six councillors there are working to reduce the amount of garbage collected in the Metro Vancouver region — through recycling and diversion — so that an incinerator will no longer be viable. If they succeed in reducing the amount of waste to 200,000 tonnes, she said, “at that point an incinerator is not viable.” Lum said the issue needs to be “reframed” from the current usversus-them to one of co-operation between the two regional districts. “It shouldn’t be the Fraser Valley

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– rather than fairly considering alternatives. “Something just seems really fishy here,” Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Ross said. She said she raised concerns about HDR with Metro months ago after they learned former Metro waste policy manager Ken Carrusca now works for the firm as its FILE PHOTO solid waste manager for western Canada. Waste to energy facility for garbage disposal. The ex-manager had region intends to send promised or inappropribeen involved in previous garbage to a new wasteately designed as a result Metro-led consultations to-energy plant or plants of HDR’s work, adding about waste-to-energy the HDR staffer who sent starting in 2018 and end that FVRD reps charged shipments to the Cache the email didn’t have any were pro-incineration. Creek landfill. technical involvement in HDR says Carrusca was A statement issued the work. not the sender of the by HDR said the email Even a perception of email. could be perceived as bias couldn’t be allowed, “We had a concern attempting to influence he added. he was so closely tied to the procurement process “We’re under an obliMetro Vancouver and but adds that did not hap- this was supposed to be gation to have a fair and pen. unbiased and complete an independent “The proand transparent process,” firm with fresh cess was not Brodie said. eyes on the subHe said a new consult- influenced ject,” Ross said. but we want ing firm will be found to She said it’s to avoid any oversee the process. frustrating Metro appearance of Four independent Vancouver impropriety, so experts have been accuses Valley selected to help guide the we asked Metro Patricia Ross politicians of Vancouver to process and HDR was to playing on emoend our contract in the oversee them. tion rather than science, project’s best interest.” Brodie wasn’t able to adding she believes their Fraser Valley Regional criticisms that incinerasay how much money or District (FVRD) polititime the change might tors are unsafe and likely cians have repeatedly cost taxpayers. unnecessary will be vinaccused Metro Vancouver dicated. Metro is now inviting firms to propose technol- of being biased in favour “We will prove them of building a new inciner- wrong in the end,” Ross ogies and later in 2013 it ator in the region – where said. “But my fear is ultiwill ask short-listed firms they say it would worsen and other property ownmately, they’ll still build air pollution in the Valley these things.” ers to propose sites. The

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Twins Brooklyn (480 grams) and Isabella (475 grams) Wilson were born 23 weeks premature at Royal Columbian Hospital on May 15, 2011. Sadly, on May 17, 2011, after a massive brain hemorrhage, little Brooklyn died. In her memory, parents Tanya and Joel Wilson have started a $5,000 trust fund in support of Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) families whose lives are thrown into disarray when, due to unexpected circumstances, their newborns are admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU.) “The NICU nurses made Brooklyn’s passing a peaceful intimate moment for us, and for that we will always hold them dear,” says Tanya. Today, little Isabella is almost two years old and a joy to Tanya,

Joel and big sister Charlotte. As a premature baby, lsabella had a long journey to reach optimal health. Finally, after 138 days in RCH’s NICU she was released to go home. “I really felt like the NICU nurses nurtured me throughout her (Isabella’s) long stay. They allowed me to share my life, my stories, and my feelings. They helped both Joel and me feel okay with all the emotions that we had. Over time it started to feel like our second home, we would look forward to going in to see our little girl, but also to see the NICU nurses.” The Wilson family lives in Aldergrove, which meant that they had a daily 82 km round trip commute to and from RCH and other out-of-pocket expenses while Isabella was in NICU. “By creating the Brooklyn Wish Fund we hope to ease some of these logistical costs for other RCH

NICU families,” says Joel. “The fund will provide support for families to access items such as breast pumps, food vouchers, parking and Translink passes.” “Joel and Tanya are an extraordinary young couple,” remarks Adrienne Bakker, CEO and President forRoyal Columbian Hospital Foundation. “Their generosity demonstrates a deep empathy for and commitment to other families who may find themselves in a similar situation. The Brooklyn Wish Fund is a treasure in our fundraising portfolio and we look forward to growing its assets with Tanya and Joel. It is a privilege to be entrusted with such a profound gift and the memory of Brooklyn.” For further information about Brooklyn’s Wish Fund and how you can donate, contact 604-520-4438 or visit www.rchcares.com

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A 20-year-old Surrey man charged in connection with two violent attacks on local transit, including the stabbing of a passenger in Aldergrove and the choking of a bus driver in Newton, will be sentenced on Dec. 20. Steven Fayant was in Provincial Court in Surrey on Wednesday for a pre-sentencing hearing. Fayant was expected to go to trial but ended up pleading guilty to aggravated assault for the stabbing of a 41-year-old Langley man who was getting off the bus near Aldergrove Centre Mall on Feb. 21.

Fayant also choked a Surrey bus driver on Feb. 18. Before police knew who the attacker was, the bus drivers’ union issued a public warning about the attacks. Fayant was arrested a couple of days later at his Surrey home. The arrest was made possible after a Langley Mountie recognized him from surveillance footage provided by TransLink. He is also dealing with another charge of assault that took place on Sept. 25, 2011 in Langley. Fayant was denied bail and has been behind bars since the

February attacks. The judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for the pre-sentencing. The victim of the stabbing wasn’t known to Fayant and it isn’t known what provoked the stabbing, said police. He was stabbed in the back as he was getting off the bus. The 41-yearold victim has recovered from the stabbing. In the Surrey incident, a rider returned to the driver and started choking him. The assailant suddenly let go and ran off the bus.

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VICTORIA – On Friday, as the federal government was giving the green light to a Malaysian investment of billions more into northern B.C.’s liquefied natural gas megaproject, Coastal First Nations chiefs held their quarterly board meeting in Vancouver. These are now the most powerful aboriginal leaders in North America, bankrolled by U.S. environmental groups and their wealthy charity foundation backers as guardians of the Great Bear Rainforest. A major topic was the Haisla Nation, the Kitimat partner that abruptly quit its voluntary association with the Haida, Gitga’at and other communities over its plans to develop LNG exports. This discord comes at a bad time. Premier Christy Clark has bet heavily on LNG, not just for her government’s future, but the industrial and economic direction of the province for decades to come. Initial press reports were misleading. One had it that Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross, the B.C. government’s key ally on LNG, was “buddying up” with the Harper government on the Enbridge oil pipeline proposed to go to Kitimat, in the heart of Coastal First Nations territory. Not so. Both Ross and Coastal First Nations executive director Art Sterritt confirmed to me that they remain

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solidly against the Enbridge proposal. The disagreement is over how to power the processing of LNG, which the Haisla are pioneering with provincial assistance. Sterritt said the Haisla and the rest of the group were in agreement until a few weeks ago. The plan was to follow Clark’s solemn vow to make B.C. LNG the “greenest” in the world. All parties acknowledge that some of B.C.’s shale gas will have to be burned to process and ship LNG to Asia. The initial idea was that one or two natural gas-fired power plants would be built, eventually backing up wind, small hydro and other renewable supplies. BC Hydro has 600 megawatts available from its dams, which would require new transmission capacity up to Kitimat to help run the first two LNG plants proposed in partnership with the Haisla. Then the play got bigger. The B.C. government transferred Crown land on Douglas Channel to the Haisla for an LNG project planned by Shell, PetroChina and Korea Gas. And Sterritt said he started getting signals from Victoria that the industry doesn’t want to buy power from outside producers to drive LNG cooling and compression. Instead they wanted to power it directly with gas, using equipment called “mechanical drives” rather than electrical

drives. In a letter to Haisla members explaining why he quit the Coastal First Nations, Ross said he was insulted by Sterritt’s comments that the Haisla were choosing “the dirtiest way possible” to ship LNG. Ross noted that emissions would be about the same if gas is burned in the LNG plant or in a power plant nearby. That’s true, but Sterritt points out a critical difference. If LNG producers are allowed to use single-purpose mechanical drives, no renewable energy can ever be added. And as more LNG producers rush into B.C., reserves that would have lasted 75 to 100 years could be depleted in 30. And when the gas is gone? “These big, hulking plants that are going to be in Kitimat are just going to be sitting there, rotting,” Sterritt said. “It happens all over the world.” B.C.’s clean energy plan envisions extending the BC Hydro grid, developing runof-river and wind farms such as the big offshore proposal off Haida Gwaii, and ultimately a future beyond oil and gas. Now, in their rush to develop LNG, Clark and Energy Minister Rich Coleman seem poised to abandon that strategy. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Editor: Mr. Fox says, “I did not get a pay raise, I got a travel allowance.” Excuse me, you already have a travel allowance incorporated into your salary, so why do you now have to have a ‘designated’ travel allowance? One-third of your salary can be filed as tax-free for travel expenses. It is unfortunate that Mr. Fox and Mr. Ferguson are feeling the heat from their ‘significant other’ but that is the price you pay for politics. It’s part of the job. I can’t for the life of me believe that a salary increase and a travel allowance is going to make life at home any better. If it’s too hot in the political kitchen, then get out. If their significant others weren’t made aware of the amount of time that would be required as a member of council, that is the problem that they have to deal with. Perhaps it is an example of how they fail to communicate to others? And they did get a pay raise, albeit over three years (plus the super catch up increase they got in 2011). Most, if not all, of the members of the Township Council have full-time jobs and are now getting ‘double dipping’ salaries plus ‘travel expenses.’ Travel to where? I don’t recall any ‘call for input’ regarding salaries and travel expenses for council so I find it an insult to those of us who pay the salaries of our council. I don’t know anyone who gets paid over $100,000 for a part-time job, and anyone of the council that feel they are worth that should shake their heads as there are a lot of people in your constituency that are trying desperately to keep a roof over their head and put food on the table for their families, not getting salary increases and you continue on with the concept that you should have a salary increase plus expenses. Talk about entitlement. You came into the job knowing what the salary would be. It was not part of your mandate to see if your salary was ‘right’ and if you felt otherwise you would vote yourself an increase. An increase in your salary should be part of a referendum attached to the election platform. I am appalled at your lack of respect of the voters who elected you. And to the committee (task force) that ‘selected the comparables’ they need to have their heads collectively shaken. How can you compare a municipal council position with a federal position or a position held by a RCMP superintendent? The council position doesn’t even meet the base line qualifications for positions like those and yet, someone had deemed them comparable, and the Township of Langley has fallen for it hook, line and sinker. You guys just don’t get it; this isn’t just about the optics of what you are doing it’s about the reality of you getting salary increases that you vote for, for yourselves, while another family goes to the food bank. Shame on you. Debbie Atkinson, Langley Editor: Langley Township council does not have an abundance of confidence and vision, but those people have the gall to ask for and take more money. Let’s get real. We have a tight economy. They need to take off the blinders. They chose the territory for reasons of their own, and they take constituents for granted. Some are downright contemptuous of members of the public. Harvey D. Schultz, Aldergrove

Zoos are good for children to learn Editor: There will always be zoos, which means closing our zoo in Aldergrove as some have suggested will only allow a different facility to buy its stock. Many of the animals in the zoo were injured or pets that could not be released into the wild. I think kids and adults realize their impact on the environment when they actually see what it is affecting. I know after seeing the majesty of a lion or strength of the grizzly that it speaks to me more than a picture on some brochure trying to raise funds. I think it’s a great way for kids to learn. These are not like the archaic days. They are not small metal and cement pad cages. They have nice enclosures with suitable stimuli and proper diets. Zoos can serve a greater purpose than just entertainment. They can educate the public and provide care and homes for exotic animals that are in need. Zoos can take in the animals but it costs to care for them. Thus we are charged an admission. Also, many zoos have a breeding program for near-extinct species. Do you think we should just let animals go extinct? I think that would be so sad. After all, they are only going extinct from us hunting or destroying their land, but I guess we don’t owe that to them. Awna Gilding


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Residents of Abbotsford’s rural uplands area will not be paying a new drainage fee. Abbotsford council decided to reject a staff suggestions to create a new fee to generate $200,000 towards the $300,000 needed to provide a minimal level of service to maintain ditches in the area. The proposal was to charge a flat fee of $5 per acre. The area, which includes the upland areas of Bradner, Mount Lehman, Sumas Mountain and Vedder Mountain, consists of about 40,000 acres. The remaining $100,000 was to come out of the roads budget. Instead, council decided to adopt Coun.

Henry Braun’s suggestion to continue providing the ditch maintenance by taking the extra $200,000 cost out of the roads budget as well. “I’m not proposing we increase the budget by $200,000. I’m saying we should do that (ditch maintenance) within the confines of the budget,” said Braun. Jim Gordon, general manager of engineering and regional utilities, told council that the total roads budget is approximately $7 million, with $5 million earmarked for road restoration while the rest goes to sweeping and other maintenance. City manager Frank Pizzuto said the move will result in a net decrease to city ser-

vices next year. He explained that only 0.16 per cent of the new municipal tax increase is going towards city services. That’s less than $200,000. By adding the $200,000 cost to the roads budget, it has nullified any benefit the increase would have created. “We can’t just absorb this fee and continue to do business as usual. It will mean less road sweeping or less road reconstruction or something. “Money has to be spent somewhere so it means we will stop doing something and if that’s what council wishes, that’s what we will do,” said Pizzuto.

Most councillors don’t get travel allowances By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

A list prepared for the Langley Township council remuneration task force shows most B.C. municipalities don’t pay their councillors a monthly travel allowance. Councillor Kim Richter released the list on Wednesday, following the Dec. 3 council vote that approved the task force recommendation of a new $340 a month travel allowance for Township councillors, and an $850 a month travel allowance

for the mayor. The survey of 16 B.C. municipalities found only four of the 16 pay their councillors a monthly car allowance similar to the Township measure. Councillors who didn’t get a monthly allowance still benefited from a federal tax rule that exempts one-third of their income from taxes by declaring it to be an “expense allowance” which includes “mileage or other traveling allowance.” The list shows a majority of mayors in the sample of munici-

palities received travel allowances, 10 of the 16. The Township of Langley council remuneration task force based the travel allowance on the amount collected by a provincial MLA in an “urban riding” then giving the mayor 80 per cent of that amount and councillors 40 per cent. “Most positions in the both the public and private sectors fund transportation costs if this is a significant cost of performing the job,” the task force stated in a Nov. 26 report to Township

council. For the councillors, the new $340 a month travel allowance on top of their salary of $42,936 adds $4,080 to their overall compensation, an increase of 9.5 per cent. The $850 a month allowance for mayor Jack Froese amounts to another $10,200 on top of his salary of $105,456, an increase of 9.7 per cent. The mayor has noted the travel allowance is not mandatory and council members who object to it may refuse.

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‘Reasons to be hopeful,’ says Mayor Banman By DAN KINVIG Aldergrove Star

Mayor Bruce Banman reflected on his first year in office and spoke in optimistic tones about the city’s economic future during an address to the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 28. The luncheon, held at the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre, drew a full house. “We have many reasons to be hopeful and optimistic,” Banman said. “But we can’t be complacent.” The mayor identified ongo-

ing taxpayer subsidies of the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre as being “the single biggest challenge” he faces. The AESC ran a deficit of $1.7 million last year, with an additional $1.76 million going to cover the Abbotsford Heat hockey team’s financial shortfall for 2011/12. One of the most productive things the Chamber of Commerce members can do for the community right now is to invite friends, family and business associates to Heat games and entertainment acts at the

arena, Banman said. With Abbotsford projected to undergo major population growth over the next 25 years, he emphasized the importance of planning and vision, and spoke of the need to increase densification, and to provide “sustainable, flexible” transit systems in partnership with neighbouring municipalities. Banman pointed to a series of major developments, including the Highstreet shopping centre project at the Mount Lehman freeway interchange – the largest mall to be built in western

Canada in the past 30 years – as signs of the city’s economic health. Banman lauded citizens for reducing their water consumption by an “astonishing” 25 per cent this year, which has given city hall “breathing room” as it evaluates new options for water infrastructure, rather than the Stave Lake proposal. Banman also noted Abbotsford’s partnership with Mission is back on track, and is seeking to establish what the “true needs” are in terms of water supply.

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Langley Township Mayor Jack Froese was among four people awarded Diamond Jubilee medals Monday night. The 2012 Governor Generals’ awards, which recognize the achievements of outstanding Canadians, are part of the year-long diamond jubilee celebration of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. They were presented by former Senator Gerry St. Germain, in a ceremony in the Langley Township council chambers. St. Germain retired from the Senate in November, after turning 75. He served in the upper chamber of Parliament for 19 years. In his remarks, St. Germain noted that mayor Froese, a retired Vancouver Police officer who operates a familyrun wholesale turkey farm, has served as director of security for the 2010 Langley Summer Games, president of the Aldergrove Rotary Club, president of the Central Fraser Valley Girls Soccer Association as well as stints as direc-

tors of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce and Fraser Valley and B.C. Egg Producers Association. Also honoured was Chief Sophie Pierre of Cranbrook, chief commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission, and a founding member of the First Nations Finance Authority. Also receiving the medal was Murdie Pollon, president of Hallmark Poultry in Vancouver and a longtime farmer and businessman. He is also a philanthropist, whose beneficiaries include Vancouver General Hospital, the YMCA Nanook House for Children and the Zajac Ranch for Children. The fourth person honoured was well-known businessman George Tidball, who brought McDonald’s to Western Canada and founded the Keg chain. Tidball was cited for his generous support of local community initiatives. He and his family developed and continue to operate the Thunderbird Equestrian show park in Langley. His son Stephen accepted the award on behalf of his father.

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Four people received Diamond Jubilee medals marking the 60th year of the Queen’s reign at Langley Township hall Monday night. Left to right are former Senator Gerry St. Germain, who presented the awards, Sophie Pierre, Murdie Pollon, Township Mayor Jack Froese and Stephen Tidball, who accepted on behalf of his father George Tidball.

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Thursday, December 13 | 7 - 9pm Agricultural Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room Wednesday, December 19 | 7 - 9pm Community Safety Advisory Committee Civic Facility Salmon River Committee Room The Township of Langley Civic Facility and Operations Centre will be closed from December 22 to January 1 for the holiday season. Visit tol.ca for a full list of holiday hours. Township of Langley Civic Facility 20338 - 65 Avenue, Langley V2Y 3J1 604.534.3211 | tol.ca

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During the holidays, our Township facilities will be operating under non-standard hours.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved, provide input on important issues, and make a positive contribution to our diverse and growing community. The Township is presently seeking volunteers for the following Advisory Committees:

The Operations Centre and departments within the Civic Facility will be closed from Saturday, December 22 to Tuesday, January 1 and will re-open on Wednesday, January 2. For detailed holiday hours for all Township facilities, including recreation and community centres, please visit tol.ca. The Customer Service desk at the Civic Facility will be open to answer questions, address general concerns, and accept deliveries Monday, December 24; Thursday, December 27; Friday, December 28; and Monday, December 31, from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

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W.C. Blair Recreation Centre Annual Facility Maintenance Full Facility Closure: Swimming Pool – Weight Room – Cardio Room – Public Spaces The facility will be closed for annual maintenance from Monday, December 10 to Sunday, December 16 inclusive. The fitness areas and front desk will reopen at 6am on Monday, December 17. The pool will reopen at 2pm on Monday, December 17. Please see tol.ca/reccalendars for holiday facility hours and other community recreation facility options. Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division W.C. Blair Recreation Centre 604.533.6170

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Aldergrove Save-On Foods presented the Connor couple with a $1,042 cheque, to help them out following a house fire that destroyed their home on Nov. 11. Funds were raised by the store’s customers and staff. Donors and volunteers are restoring the family’s home in west Abbotsford.

Impaired drivers are paying the price presents, they will be responsible for fines and fees to the tune of several thousand dollars. In addition, their vehicles have been impounded for 30 days so, potentially, others may be impacted by the loss of transportation. New drivers are reminded they can have no alcohol in their system when operating a motor vehicle. If these new drivers are found to have been drinking alcohol and operating a vehicle, they are subject to an immediate prohibition and possibly a later prohibition by the

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Several motorists traveling in Langley will likely enjoy their Christmas just a little bit less after receiving immediate roadside prohibitions for alcohol-related driving offences over this past weekend. Six motorists were imposed with a three-day prohibition, and not only lose the use of their vehicle but also pay several hundred dollars in fines and reinstatement fees for their driver’s licence. Rather than spending their hard-earned money on Christmas

Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for violating the conditions of their licence. “We want everyone to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends, so make sure you always have a plan for a safe ride home,” said Leanne Cassap, ICBC road safety coordinator. “If your holiday festivities will involve alcohol, arrange for a designated driver or use other safe options to get home safely. Remember to share the responsibility of being the designated driver this holiday season.”

Join the fun and ring in the New Year at Jubilee Hall with the Ken McCoy Band. Dance to live music provided by the Ken McCoy Band. Ken is one of the most versatile singers you will ever encounter. He plays a great mix of southern and classic rock and always has the dance floor hopping. Doors open at 7 p.m., with a full buffet dinner served at 8 p.m. at the hall, 7989 Bradner Rd., west Abbotsford. Your ticket also includes top notch party favours and champagne at midnight. Great value and a guaranteed good time, and the hall allows overnight parking. Tickets are $35. and include dinner, party favours and champagne at midnight. Tickets are available at Wilway Lumber, 28728 Fraser Hwy., or online at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/295405 Call for more information: 604-856-8690.

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The Aldergrove Synchronized Skating teams debuted their routines on December 1 at the Pacific Ice Gala at the South Surrey arena. This year the Beginner 1 team is skating to a theme of Mary Poppins,

the Juvenile team is skating a fun number to Magic, the Pre-Novice team have a montage of music from Rock of Ages and the Adult Ice Silhouettes are are enjoying skating to a theme of wine. The teams are working hard in

preparation for their first competition in South Surrey in mid January. Aldergrove Skating Club had fun and an increased number of participation at this year’s annual skatea-thon. The kids had a great time trying to complete 100 laps in two

hours. Some fun toys and obstacles on the ice make it a bit of a challenge. Members maneuvered through obstacles, while other skaters circled the arena. This is one of the club’s annual fundraisers and the club executive

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December 2012

NEWS

It pays to belong!

Merry Christmas from the Staff of Otter Co-op

winatrip!

shopotterand Congratulations to our Winners!

september

contest

WINNER

In Celebration of our 90th Anniversary we have given away a trip a month from September to November.

october

WINNER

november

WINNER

There is still a chance to win the December trip to Disneyland!

*Receive one entry for each $50.00 purchase at any Otter Co-op location. Some restrictions apply. See website for contest details. Entry forms also available on line at: ottercoop.com

Susan Meier David Meaney Brian Rogers Otter Co-op BRAND VALUES… Congratulations MIKE WILL

NEW FOOD MANAGER It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to our new Food Manager Mike Will. Mike started with Otter Co-op in November of 2000 at the 248th Street Gas Bar, as a part time gas attendant which eventually became a full time position. In 2003 he went on the Gas Bar “One to One” program (offered by Federated Co-operatives), where he trained for four months in Victoria. When completed, Mike accepted a full time position as Gas Bar Manager in Saanich, where he worked for the next five years. In 2008 Mike returned to Otter Co-op as the Gas Bar Manager at the Ladner site. In 2009 Mike moved to the retail centre and took the position of Assistant Grocery Manager until he was promoted to Grocery Manager the following year. Last month Mike was promoted to the position of Food Manager. Mike and his wife were married in 2003 and reside in Abbotsford. In 2010 Mike and Erin had a son Lukas and have recently been blessed with a second child a daughter Zoey. Mike said “We will strive to be known for providing the freshest, best quality food and customer service in our community.  I look forward to seeing you in our store and would welcome you stopping by to say hello”.

Locally Invested – Your Otter Co-op is here for you.  We live where you live, work where you work and we are helping grow the economy right here.  We are your neighbors and we make sustainable investments in the communities we share.  Doing business with Otter Co-op creates good jobs and economic activity close to home – just as it has been since your Co-op opened for business.  Lifetime Membership Benefits – Your Otter Co-op membership offers you a lifetime of rewards including the promise of high quality products and services at competitive prices.  We also offer the potential for annual cash back and an equity account that grows over time, as well as the opportunity to get involved as a member/owner.  This makes us a different kind of business; our profits are your profits and they are invested directly back into the community through you. Community Minded – A strong social conscience has always been part of how your Co-op operates.  Our business has been built on a foundation of community involvement and service.  We will run a strong, financially viable business that has the potential to return profits to our members and we invest in the communities in which we operate.  We are part of your hometown and care about and support the causes that matter to you, your community and neighboring communities. Jack Nicholson, General Manager Otter Farm & Home Co-operative


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COMMUNITY

President’s Message:

My how time flies! It seems not that long ago that I was writing my first President’s Message and here we are in the midst of Christmas celebrations. Parties, concerts, visiting with friends, busy days and late nights, food and more food, all of this can happen at Otter Co-op. Dorothy Anderson We don’t realize how fortunate we are to Board President live where we live. Two weeks ago we had our Seniors’ and those with Special Needs Christmas dinner in the store, complete with Santa and candy canes. And for the young co-operators, we have had one of our two “Breakfast with Santa” days. These events were sold out and enjoyed by all. Your member-owned Otter Co-op continues to thrive, and at this point of time, we are 13.3% ahead of last year’s total to date. This is happening because of your support of all that Otter Co-op offers, such as our gas bars, feed sales, bulk petroleum, and our grocery store with more than just food. Think Pharmacy, Family Fashions, Hardware, Farm supplies, Pet Food, and anything else one might think of. And you only need to get out of your car once! In November a number of our Directors attended a Co-op Conference meeting with 150 other delegates from British Columbia and Alberta. Something that will remain with each of us would be the 5 Pillar Framework:

SENIORS NIGHT TURKEY DINNER

Special Thanks!

KIDS’ CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY We held our annual Kids’ Club Halloween party on Sunday October 28th. There were approximately 300 Kids’ and their families that enjoyed the event. The day included Mr. Flowers the balloon guy and Madame Butterfly with two helpers face painting and doing balloon art, 4-H Petting Zoo and hotdog sale, cupcake decorating, several game stations and it was the first outing for the new Robot Bouncey Castle. Cooper the store mascot was also in attendance meeting the kids and bringing smiles to young and old.

MARKET PERFORMANCE, GROWTH, AND INNOVATION (we have that) EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE, AND SAFE OPERATION (that’s us) GOOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (we have that too)

Winner!

Isabella , winner of the Jelly Bean Guess Contest at the Kids Club Halloween Party. Thank you to everyone that participated!

HORSING AROUND

THANK YOU OTTER CO-OP! Jack – Merilee and Otter Co-op I just wanted to pass on the experience of working in your store. Being able to spend over 30 hours on the project one gets an idea of the service and attitude of the staff employed. I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever seen such polite knowledgeable attentive staff as the ones in your store, (especially the ones in Hardware). They were all polite and patient no matter what age from the younger gentlemen to the seasoned employee’s, and it was a pleasure to see and hear. I have now become a member and will be shopping at your store from now on.

OTTER CO-OP BOARD PRESIDENT

I am looking forward to seeing the horse at his final location outside the store.

90Years

OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY

Co-operatives Celebrate Together

JELLY BEAN CONTEST

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (for sure)

Dorothy Anderson

Please pass on to the Otter Co-op that we really appreciated the generous gesture of donating the BBQ for our staff picnic. We had about 75 people come and could not have done it without your help. A big thank you to the Co-op! I should also add that from the way everyone ate the hamburgers, the frozen ones that we got from the Co-op were very tasty. Henry Grayman

All of our Kids’ Club events are free so why not become a member and join in the fun! If you have not yet reached your twelfth birthday you can join. Applications are available at the Co-op Administration office or you can join on line at www.ottercoop.com. Don’t miss out on the Kids’ Club Christmas Skating Party on Thursday, December 20 at Twin Rinks in Langley – 4:15 to 6:15. Tickets are now available at the Otter Co-op Administration Office. We hope to see you there!

PROUD PEOPLE (we have that)

Most of what has been mentioned above doesn’t happen without the huge support provided by our employees. That is what counts … that smile, the assistance, and that smile again. As a community-minded store we support local schools, sports teams, charities, many youth programs, and want to continue to provide fun and meaningful events for our shoppers; and wish to jump start Federated Co-operatives new tag line, “You’re At Home Here” and we are the host! As Directors of your member-owned Co-op, we guide and approve the many opportunities that are presented to us to make your store grow, and grow responsibly in this fast paced economy. Every company, organization, family or whatever will encounter challenges at some time and we like to meet them head on. If you are not an Otter Co-op member, do sign up today. $10.00 gives you a life-time membership and gets you on your way to sharing in our earnings by way of equity, and cash-back every September. To each and every one of you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

www.aldergrovestar.com

Regards, Felicity Holmes

The winner of the $500 Otter Co-op gift card and the $500 Aldergrove Credit Union term deposit was John Campbell. Presenting Campbell with his prizes are Aldergrove Credit Union’s Murrayville Branch Manager Danielle Nielsen and Merilee McAuley, Executive Assistant to the General Manager of Otter Farm & Home Co-operative. HARRY HUNT PHOTO Aldergrove Credit Union and the Otter Co-op teamed up to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives and International Co-op Week, which took place the week of October 15. Together, the two co-operatives showcased just how co-operatives make a difference in our local communities, and around the world – not only during cooperative week, but every day. “As the United Nations declared 2012 the International

Year of Co-operatives, we knew we wanted to collaborate in some way with our neighbouring co-operative, the Otter Co-op,” say Aldergrove Credit Union CEO Gus K. Hartl. “Coming together during International Co-op Week was a great way for us to show our co-operative spirit.” The two co-operatives held several contests during the week including a chance for members to win $1,000 – $500 to each organization. Throughout the year both organizations support youth and young adults. As part of the co-op week celebrations, together they are sponsoring four youth aged 14-17 to attend the YES Camp, a cooperative leadership camp. Each organization also held appreciation events for their members with food and prizes. Otter Co-op General Manager, Jack Nicholson said, “Cooperatives are rooted in our communities, and have social and economic objectives, and one of our objectives is to co-operate with each other. Co-op week was the perfect time to partner together with the Aldergrove Credit Union and celebrate our successes together.” In addition to the week long celebrations, both organizations give back to their members through patronage and dividend rebates. They support their community through donations and sponsorships, scholarships and bursaries and staff volunteer hours. Both organizations truly live and believe in the power of cooperatives and truly demonstrate how co-operatives help build a better world.

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Merry Christmas!

General Manager’s Message

It amazes me that the Christmas season is upon us; and that 2012 is almost over. It has been an amazing and busy year so far at Otter, with sales well ahead of last year and our bottom line is shaping up to be another local record. Our team is especially proud of these results given the economy and cross Jack Nicholson border shopping challenges that continue General Manager to affect retailers throughout the lower mainland. I would just like to take a moment to reflect on how proud we can be of the Co-ops’ efforts to shape a future that includes stable employment, economic benefits and a strong and caring community. It is a fantastic way to wind up our 90th year in business, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our dedicated and loyal shoppers, and the great employee team at Otter ready to serve you every day. I’d like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to our board of directors, employees, and you, our loyal members. Your support, commitment and dedication are making possible this excellent year of operational results. I’d like to remind everyone that we have drawn 3 of 4 trips in our 90th Anniversary Celebration trip contest, and you still have a few days left to get entered for our final draw of a trip for 4 to Disneyland to be drawn on January 5th. What a great late Christmas or New Years’ gift that could be. Your Otter Co-op staff, management and board continue to look to the future with careful long term financial planning, as we continue to strive for strong equity and cash back payments that our loyal membership enjoys each year. We are working hard to ensure that our members not only enjoy the benefits of that cash back, but also enjoy up to date, well cared for facilities and assets to serve the members needs into the future. As we reflect on the past year of successful operations, we look forward to some of the projects that the future holds, including continued planning on our gas bar/convenience store site on Highway 11 between Abbotsford and Mission, and the planned construction and opening of a new bulk plant, cardlock, oil warehouse, petroleum office, gas bar and convenience store in Chilliwack. And so, as Christmas and the end of 2012 quickly comes upon us, my wish for the future is that Otter continues to grow and prosper as we work together to provide our members with shopping experiences that are second to none through great facilities, great products, great people and great service. May you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season, be richly blessed, and all the best to you and yours in 2013, and Merry Christmas!

Jack Nicholson GENERAL MANAGER

Congratulations ONLINE SURVEY WINNERS

Otter Co-op recently conducted an on line survey in an effort to gather information that would be helpful in serving our members/customers better. Thank you to everyone that participated in our survey.

WINNER 42” LG TV Pictured here L to R

Online Survey Winner Nancy Knott and Richard Bonneau (Otter Co-op Controller).

WINNER IPAD2 Pictured

here L to R Online Survey Winner Pete Saunders and Jack Nicholson (General Manager).


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COMMUNITY

President’s Message:

My how time flies! It seems not that long ago that I was writing my first President’s Message and here we are in the midst of Christmas celebrations. Parties, concerts, visiting with friends, busy days and late nights, food and more food, all of this can happen at Otter Co-op. Dorothy Anderson We don’t realize how fortunate we are to Board President live where we live. Two weeks ago we had our Seniors’ and those with Special Needs Christmas dinner in the store, complete with Santa and candy canes. And for the young co-operators, we have had one of our two “Breakfast with Santa” days. These events were sold out and enjoyed by all. Your member-owned Otter Co-op continues to thrive, and at this point of time, we are 13.3% ahead of last year’s total to date. This is happening because of your support of all that Otter Co-op offers, such as our gas bars, feed sales, bulk petroleum, and our grocery store with more than just food. Think Pharmacy, Family Fashions, Hardware, Farm supplies, Pet Food, and anything else one might think of. And you only need to get out of your car once! In November a number of our Directors attended a Co-op Conference meeting with 150 other delegates from British Columbia and Alberta. Something that will remain with each of us would be the 5 Pillar Framework:

SENIORS NIGHT TURKEY DINNER

Special Thanks!

KIDS’ CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY We held our annual Kids’ Club Halloween party on Sunday October 28th. There were approximately 300 Kids’ and their families that enjoyed the event. The day included Mr. Flowers the balloon guy and Madame Butterfly with two helpers face painting and doing balloon art, 4-H Petting Zoo and hotdog sale, cupcake decorating, several game stations and it was the first outing for the new Robot Bouncey Castle. Cooper the store mascot was also in attendance meeting the kids and bringing smiles to young and old.

MARKET PERFORMANCE, GROWTH, AND INNOVATION (we have that) EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE, AND SAFE OPERATION (that’s us) GOOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (we have that too)

Winner!

Isabella , winner of the Jelly Bean Guess Contest at the Kids Club Halloween Party. Thank you to everyone that participated!

HORSING AROUND

THANK YOU OTTER CO-OP! Jack – Merilee and Otter Co-op I just wanted to pass on the experience of working in your store. Being able to spend over 30 hours on the project one gets an idea of the service and attitude of the staff employed. I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever seen such polite knowledgeable attentive staff as the ones in your store, (especially the ones in Hardware). They were all polite and patient no matter what age from the younger gentlemen to the seasoned employee’s, and it was a pleasure to see and hear. I have now become a member and will be shopping at your store from now on.

OTTER CO-OP BOARD PRESIDENT

I am looking forward to seeing the horse at his final location outside the store.

90Years

OF SERVING THE COMMUNITY

Co-operatives Celebrate Together

JELLY BEAN CONTEST

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (for sure)

Dorothy Anderson

Please pass on to the Otter Co-op that we really appreciated the generous gesture of donating the BBQ for our staff picnic. We had about 75 people come and could not have done it without your help. A big thank you to the Co-op! I should also add that from the way everyone ate the hamburgers, the frozen ones that we got from the Co-op were very tasty. Henry Grayman

All of our Kids’ Club events are free so why not become a member and join in the fun! If you have not yet reached your twelfth birthday you can join. Applications are available at the Co-op Administration office or you can join on line at www.ottercoop.com. Don’t miss out on the Kids’ Club Christmas Skating Party on Thursday, December 20 at Twin Rinks in Langley – 4:15 to 6:15. Tickets are now available at the Otter Co-op Administration Office. We hope to see you there!

PROUD PEOPLE (we have that)

Most of what has been mentioned above doesn’t happen without the huge support provided by our employees. That is what counts … that smile, the assistance, and that smile again. As a community-minded store we support local schools, sports teams, charities, many youth programs, and want to continue to provide fun and meaningful events for our shoppers; and wish to jump start Federated Co-operatives new tag line, “You’re At Home Here” and we are the host! As Directors of your member-owned Co-op, we guide and approve the many opportunities that are presented to us to make your store grow, and grow responsibly in this fast paced economy. Every company, organization, family or whatever will encounter challenges at some time and we like to meet them head on. If you are not an Otter Co-op member, do sign up today. $10.00 gives you a life-time membership and gets you on your way to sharing in our earnings by way of equity, and cash-back every September. To each and every one of you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

www.aldergrovestar.com

Regards, Felicity Holmes

The winner of the $500 Otter Co-op gift card and the $500 Aldergrove Credit Union term deposit was John Campbell. Presenting Campbell with his prizes are Aldergrove Credit Union’s Murrayville Branch Manager Danielle Nielsen and Merilee McAuley, Executive Assistant to the General Manager of Otter Farm & Home Co-operative. HARRY HUNT PHOTO Aldergrove Credit Union and the Otter Co-op teamed up to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives and International Co-op Week, which took place the week of October 15. Together, the two co-operatives showcased just how co-operatives make a difference in our local communities, and around the world – not only during cooperative week, but every day. “As the United Nations declared 2012 the International

Year of Co-operatives, we knew we wanted to collaborate in some way with our neighbouring co-operative, the Otter Co-op,” say Aldergrove Credit Union CEO Gus K. Hartl. “Coming together during International Co-op Week was a great way for us to show our co-operative spirit.” The two co-operatives held several contests during the week including a chance for members to win $1,000 – $500 to each organization. Throughout the year both organizations support youth and young adults. As part of the co-op week celebrations, together they are sponsoring four youth aged 14-17 to attend the YES Camp, a cooperative leadership camp. Each organization also held appreciation events for their members with food and prizes. Otter Co-op General Manager, Jack Nicholson said, “Cooperatives are rooted in our communities, and have social and economic objectives, and one of our objectives is to co-operate with each other. Co-op week was the perfect time to partner together with the Aldergrove Credit Union and celebrate our successes together.” In addition to the week long celebrations, both organizations give back to their members through patronage and dividend rebates. They support their community through donations and sponsorships, scholarships and bursaries and staff volunteer hours. Both organizations truly live and believe in the power of cooperatives and truly demonstrate how co-operatives help build a better world.

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Merry Christmas!

General Manager’s Message

It amazes me that the Christmas season is upon us; and that 2012 is almost over. It has been an amazing and busy year so far at Otter, with sales well ahead of last year and our bottom line is shaping up to be another local record. Our team is especially proud of these results given the economy and cross Jack Nicholson border shopping challenges that continue General Manager to affect retailers throughout the lower mainland. I would just like to take a moment to reflect on how proud we can be of the Co-ops’ efforts to shape a future that includes stable employment, economic benefits and a strong and caring community. It is a fantastic way to wind up our 90th year in business, and we couldn’t have done it without all of our dedicated and loyal shoppers, and the great employee team at Otter ready to serve you every day. I’d like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to our board of directors, employees, and you, our loyal members. Your support, commitment and dedication are making possible this excellent year of operational results. I’d like to remind everyone that we have drawn 3 of 4 trips in our 90th Anniversary Celebration trip contest, and you still have a few days left to get entered for our final draw of a trip for 4 to Disneyland to be drawn on January 5th. What a great late Christmas or New Years’ gift that could be. Your Otter Co-op staff, management and board continue to look to the future with careful long term financial planning, as we continue to strive for strong equity and cash back payments that our loyal membership enjoys each year. We are working hard to ensure that our members not only enjoy the benefits of that cash back, but also enjoy up to date, well cared for facilities and assets to serve the members needs into the future. As we reflect on the past year of successful operations, we look forward to some of the projects that the future holds, including continued planning on our gas bar/convenience store site on Highway 11 between Abbotsford and Mission, and the planned construction and opening of a new bulk plant, cardlock, oil warehouse, petroleum office, gas bar and convenience store in Chilliwack. And so, as Christmas and the end of 2012 quickly comes upon us, my wish for the future is that Otter continues to grow and prosper as we work together to provide our members with shopping experiences that are second to none through great facilities, great products, great people and great service. May you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday season, be richly blessed, and all the best to you and yours in 2013, and Merry Christmas!

Jack Nicholson GENERAL MANAGER

Congratulations ONLINE SURVEY WINNERS

Otter Co-op recently conducted an on line survey in an effort to gather information that would be helpful in serving our members/customers better. Thank you to everyone that participated in our survey.

WINNER 42” LG TV Pictured here L to R

Online Survey Winner Nancy Knott and Richard Bonneau (Otter Co-op Controller).

WINNER IPAD2 Pictured

here L to R Online Survey Winner Pete Saunders and Jack Nicholson (General Manager).


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Happy Holidays from our Pharmacy Department

TANK-UP CONTEST WINNER!

With the purchase of a tank Tri Quack received an entry into a contest through Federated Co-op and was the winner of a $5000 credit.

Pictured here L to R Otter Co-op General Manager Jack Nicholson, Tri Quack (Tank up contest Winner) and John Wheelhouse Otter Co-op Petroleum Manager.

New at Otter Co-op!

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Are you and your family traveling this season??  Remember - make sure you carry session a sufficientand supply of your Book a 20 minute coaching prescription medication for your trip, always carry a few extra days’ worth of medication in case you’re delayed on review your wellness energy goals. your return trip. simple steps in traveling just onewith area of Otter Co-op pharmacists are here to help you Brainstorm in all your travel needs including, Diabetes, wellness or overhaul your daily routine and organizing a First Aid Kit and Vaccination. Our Pharmacy Services also include: learn unique strategies for your fitness, • Personal Consultation room ensure privacyfood between you and your pharmacist.and restful preparation / nutrition • Pill Pack organizes your medications in a customized blister package matches your dosing schedule. sleep based on thesethat resources: • Medication Profiles ensure that your prescriptions do not conflict with your other current medications or poten• The printout. Healthy Home tial allergies and provide a medication counselling Better Brain,inBetter Body with your pharmacist • Medication Review Services enable you to•discuss changes your medication to improve your health. • Healthy for Life • Certified Injection Pharmacists can have your vaccines administered. • Four Hour Body • Diabetes Management Kit provides health management information for people living with diabetes. Allof Wellness • Health Clinics educate you on a wide variety subjects. Clinic participants will

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At left, Snow White, portrayed by Langley actress Alyssa Nielsen, delighted scores of children with her whimsical charms at the Aldergrove Elks Children’s Christmas Party, Saturday afternoon at the OAP Hall. At right, Five year old Hailey St. Croix was aong the guests at Otter Co-op’s breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday morning, Dec. 8.

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• The Christmas display is up once again at 27708 Signal Court in Aldergrove. There are 24,000 lights, including a 20-foot mega tree and some new display pieces this year. • Parallel Acres (South Langley) corner of 232 Street and 0 Avenue, will light their Christmas display until Dec. 31, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day. All welcome, but no dogs please. • Cops for Cancer Christmas Fundraiser at the Cannons, 20102 42 Ave.The lights are on once again until Jan. 1, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Dec. 22 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. they will host a special event, including a silent auction, face painting and pie eating contest along with an opportunity to meet Tour de Valley members. There will also be hotdogs, hot chocolate and more. Donations may be made online at www.copsforcancerbc. ca/tourdevalley/christmasaholicslights. Last year the Cannons’ efforts raised about $1,700 and they are looking to surpass that this Christmas. • Langley’s Christmas in Williams Park runs until Dec. 15 at 238 Street and 68 Avenue. From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., each evening drive through the park to see lights and displays. (Mini buses can enter the park, but large tour buses cannot). On Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., walk in for entertainment, face painting, pony rides, food, hot drinks, horse and carriage rides, and visits with Santa and Mr. Claus. Free shuttle

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Thyme on 43rd, Evelyn Faulkner’s spectacular Japanese garden is open to visitors from 6 to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in December. It is located at 21004 - 43 Ave. service is available from parking areas. The nights are free but donations are gratefully accepted. • Not far from Williams Park, the front yard of the Farmers’ residence, 23924 68 Ave., is once again the site of a festive Christmas display, which includes music, a decorated barn and garage and 40 lighted trees. In addition, there are more than 100 lighted figures and 30,000-plus lights. The display covers about an acre and includes a Santa and reindeer which appear to be floating on air. • 19934 38 Ave. This display features 12,000 bulbs and will be lit up weeknights from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to midnight on weekends until Dec. 31. • 19646 49 Ave. in Langley City from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. until Jan. 7. • The Kirlik family welcomes everyone to come and have a look

at their Christmas light display at 4448 216 St. in Murrayville. Lights will be on from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly until Jan. 1. • The Land of Christmas at 20169 32 Ave. Features a 60-foot Santa castle. • Thyme on 43rd a beautiful Japanese Garden at 21004 43 Ave. is decorated with tens of thousands of lights. The Faulkners will welcome visitors each Friday and Saturday evening in December. Donations accepted, with proceeds to Ronald McDonald House. In addition to the displays that have been submitted, The Times’ spies have found a few others around town that they say are worth a look: • 900 block of 200 Street (across from South Carvolth school) • 20034 and 20013 37A Ave. • 19989 45A Ave. • 20175 48 Ave.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but accidents can happen - even at Christmastime. “To keep your family and home safe, there are a few precautions that should be taken when decorating your house and putting up the tree this holiday season,” said Krista Barton, Public Fire and Life Safety Educator for the Township of Langley. Get off to a safe start by choosing a Christmas tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched. “Older, dry trees can be a potential fire hazard,” said Barton, who suggests cutting two inches from the base of the trunk before placing the tree in a stand, to ensure it soaks up water. Be sure to add water to the stand every day. Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces or candles, and that it is not blocking any exits. “When lighting the tree, use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory,” Barton said, “and note that some

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Kodiaks on win streak By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

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Aldergrove Kodiaks #19 Stephen Ryan scores in the first period. Ridge Meadows Flames keeper Wesley McLeod literally stood on his head in stopping all but four of 50 shots on net Wednesday, Dec. 5 by hosts Aldergrove Kodiaks at Aldergrove Arena. The teams were tied at 1-1 until the third period when the Kodiaks finally found the back of the net three more times for a 4-1 win.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club, unveiled a new Jays Care Community Clubhouse at the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C. - Langley Club. This dedicated recreational youth space was made possible through a $250,000 Field of

Dreams grant from the foundation. Inspired by the Blue Jays clubhouse, the fully-accessible club will serve over 250 kids in the Douglas Park community each day, twice the capacity of its current programming space. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman and Langley native, Brett Lawrie, joined Carolyn Tuckwell, President & CEO of Boys and Girls

Clubs of South Coast B.C., and Rob Drynan, interim Executive Director of Jays Care Foundation, for the official unveiling, jersey presentation, and photo opportunity. A child from the Langley Club co-emceed the event with Carolyn Tuckwell. See the full list of programs and services: www.bgcsouthcoastbc.ca and follow us @helpBGC

The Aldergrove Kodiaks totally dominated their game against North Delta Devils at Sungod Arena on Saturday night. The Kodiaks opened the scoring in the first period on a power play at 2:55 by Kenny Prato, assisted by Adam Callegari and MacLean Hewitt. The Kodiaks scored three more in the first half of the second period before the Devils finally notched one on a power play at 10:11. Those three Kodiaks goals were by Ryan Veillet at 4:39 (assisted by Scott and Spencer McHaffie), Spencer McHaffie at 5:44 (assisted by Veillet and Spencer McHaffie) and a power play goal by Callegari at 6:17 (assisted by Prato and Joshua Cronin). Callegari closed out the second period with the Kodiaks’ last goal of the night at 10:58 (assisted by Hewitt and Prato). The Devils scored the third period’s only goal to end the game a 5-2 win for the Kodiaks. Both teams were equal with shots on goal at 27 apiece. Game stars were Callegari for first, Prato for second and Veillet for third. The Kodiaks improved their record to 27 points after 25 games (13-11-1-0), for second place in the Harold Brittain conference. Abbotsford Pilots lead at 40, Ridge Meadows Flames follow at 20, Mission City Outlaws at 15 and Port Moody Panthers at 11. Ridge Meadows Flames keeper Wesley McLeod did an outstanding job

of shielding his net from an onslaught of puck shots by Aldergrove Kodiaks Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Aldergrove Arena. The Kodiaks peppered McLeod all night long, outshooting the guests in every period for a game total of 50 to 30 shots for the visitors, but some mistakes by the Flames in the third period caught up with them and cost them three goals for a 4-1 loss to the Kodiaks. The Kodiaks scored early in the first, with a goal by Stephen Ryan at 4:02, assisted by Brandon Dolby and captain Daniel Higgs. The Kodiaks surrendered their 1-0 lead late in the second when Flames’ Connor Redmond scored with 15 seconds left in the period. Neither team was able to score on their power plays — four for Flames and five for Kodiaks — however, the Kodiaks scored a pair of short-handed goals early in the third period. First to finally overcome McLeod’s defence was Kodiak Adam Callegari on a breakaway at 4:43, assisted by Cole Gastel and Kenny Prato. Kodiak Ryan Veillet scored another short-handed goal at 9:02, assisted by Scott McHaffie. At 13:47, Kodiak Jackson Waniek ended the game’s scoring, assisted by Samuel Ramsay and Matthew Vela. Callegari and Waniek were awarded the game’s first and second stars, respectively, with third star to Flames’ Reece Rivard. The Kodiaks travel to face Mission Dec. 13 and Port Moody Dec. 15 and host Delta Ice Hawks Dec. 19, before the Christmas break.

Aldergrove Minor Hockey Action

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At left, Aldergrove’s Jeff Creasy takes a shot at Mission’s goal in Atom A hockey action Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Aldergrove Arena. Mission took a 3-2 win on this game. At right, Aldergrove’s #5 Brody Dyck puts some pressure on Coquitlam Chiefs’ keeper in Midget A hockey Friday, Dec. 7 at Aldergrove Arena. Coquitlam took the 7-3 win that day.

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KNELSON, Stacey In loving memory of Stacey Knelson who passed away at Abbotsford Hospital on November 28 2012. at the age of 49 years old. She will be survived by her daughter Ashley Claire Knelson-Friesen, Mother Carol Knelson, Father Harry Knelson, brother Greg Knelson & Pam Knelson, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Stacey will be held at St Dunstan Anglican Church on Dec.15, 2012 at 1 p.m till 3 p.m located at 3025 264 St. Aldergrove

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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Opportunity for an outstanding

Health & Safety Co-ordinator Black Press is looking for a Health & Safety Coordinator, to be located in our central compensation office in Abbotsford. Black Press is Canada’s largest independent newspaper group with over 170 community, Daily and urban weekly newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Hawaii and Ohio. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will be responsible for the development, coordination and ongoing improvement of the Health and Safety Program for Black Press’ Canadian division to maintain COR standing. This will include identifying safety training needs, assisting in the development of safety policies and work procedures, and working with the safety committees to ensure compliance with safe work regulations.

(BC Interior & AB.

• FAST-CARDED

(Washington and Oregon)

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

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

Requirements: • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education (diploma) in Occupational Health & Safety. • Significant work experience in OH&S required, with a background in a manufacturing environment an asset. • Excellent time and project management skills. • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills. • Motivated individual with proven initiative. • Professional appearance and manner This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package. Qualified applicants should send a resume and covering letter by December 14, 2012 to: Robin Clarke Director, Human Resources Canadian Division Black Press Group Ltd. 34375 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 E-mail: rclarke@blackpress.ca We thank everyone who is interested in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Dispatch/Fleet Coordinators Eagle West Truck & Crane Inc. is currently accepting resumes for Dispatch/Fleet Coordinators. We are a non-union company offering employees a competitive wage and benefits package. Eligible candidates MUST have previous Dispatch and / or HEAVY HAUL experience, and be willing to work in a challenging enviro. Knowledge of the Lower Mainland and various computer programs (MS Office, etc.) is a must. Please forward resumes: Attn. Operations Manager: cconnell @eaglewestcranes.com or fax (1)604.864.8211 Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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4 Seasonal Farm Workers for Westcan Grhs at 2527 210 St in Langley to start Feb. 12, 2013. Work is labour intensive, includes: filling pots, moving/spacing potted plants, weeding, pulling orders, shovelling soil, outside work and other related duties. Must have own transporation. Experience required. $10.25/hr. Email resume by Dec. 21 to westcangrhs@shaw.ca

Opportunity for an outstanding

Human Resources Administrator Black Press is looking for a Human Resources Administrator, to be located in our central compensation office in Abbotsford. As the largest independently owned newspaper company in Canada, with more than 150 titles in print and online, Black Press has operations in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Hawaii, California and Ohio. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, you will be responsible for the administration of HR related documentation in coordination with payroll and other departments. This will include reviewing and processing a variety of HR documents, compiling data from a wide variety of sources, and efficiently organizing this information including the maintenance of files and records in written and electronic formats for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail for compliance. Inquiry assistance and interpersonal skills will be required as communication with a variety of internal and external parties is required for the purpose of ensuring accurate, authorized processing of employee information. Strong customer service will be a key component within this position as you will be required to respond to written and verbal inquiries for the purpose of providing information, coordination, administration and execution of many HR related activities with discretion regarding sensitive and confidential information. Requirements: • Post-Secondary education in Human Resources or related field preferred. • Work experience in HR required, with demonstrated working knowledge of multiple human resource areas preferred. • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and e-mail required. • Attention to detail in all areas of work. • Excellent time and project management skills. • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills. • Motivated individual with proven initiative. • Professional appearance and manner Qualified applicants should send a resume and covering letter by December 20, 2012 to: Robin Clarke Director, Human Resources Canadian Division Black Press Group Ltd. 34375 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 E-mail: rclarke@blackpress.ca We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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FARM WORKERS Seasonal Farm Labourers

Required at berry farm for harvesting, pruning, planting and other farm labour. Experience not required. Must be prepared to work in all types of weather, be able to perform repetitive motions and be in good physical conditions. Long hours, six days per week, February to October. Wages $10.25 per hour. South Alder Holdings 2052 272nd Street, Aldergrove. Please fax resume to 604 856 8337 or email info@southalderfarms.com

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HELP WANTED

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. HI my name is Vandy, $1000 reward for anyone who can author a life story about the ups and downs of my intriguing life...Creativity and imagination is an asset, short and sweet on the poetic spectrum preferable, whilst keeping within the guidelines of fact overriding fiction, embellishment an option but not most likely not necessary as my life is interesting enough to be authored and published within local newspapers without exaggeration as a necessity. You can reach me @ 778677-5446 or 885-8002 or e-mail vandybuck@hotmail.com

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Digital Media Manager Black Press Digital (B.C.) Black Press is seeking a creative, web-savvy freethinker to work in our Digital division. This is an immediate opportunity for a full-time, permanent post, based out of our head office in Surrey. Reporting to the Director of Content for Black Press, the Digital Media Manager is integral in managing online initiatives with our 120 Black Press websites in B.C., Alberta and Washington State. A key feature of the job is training and support for those web-based initiatives, so you’ll need to be a clear thinker with a high degree of patience. You will be part of development and ongoing projects and site improvements to enhance the user experience for our clients, viewers and staff. You will: tCFJOUFHSBMJOEFüOJOH QSJPSJUJ[JOHBOE implementing new web features tXPSLXJUIBOBMZUJDTUPVOEFSTUBOECFIBWJPVS analysis, site traffic, campaign effectiveness tXPSLXJUIBWBSJFUZPGJOUFSOBMTUBLFIPMEFSTUP create and enhance site design , content and navigation tJEFOUJGZBOENBOBHFJTTVFSFTPMVUJPOJODMVEJOH escalation as needed tDSFBUFQSPKFDUTUBUVTSFQPSUTBOEEFMJWFSTUBUVT updates to project participants Key Competencies t&YDFMMFOUQSPKFDUNBOBHFNFOUTLJMMTBOEBUUFOUJPO to detail t"CJMJUZUPNVMUJUBTL QSJPSJUJ[FBOEQSPCMFNTPMWF t"CJMJUZUPXPSLJOEFQFOEFOUMZ BOEBTQBSUPGBO A-Type team Role Essentials t1PTUTFDPOEBSZKPVSOBMJTNUSBJOJOH PSXPSLJOB related field t&YQFSJFODFXJUIJOUFSQSFUJOHXFCBOBMZUJDT and determining best practices for audience engagement and retention t%FNPOTUSBCMFVOEFSTUBOEJOHPGTPDJBMNFEJBBOE related best practices (Facebook, Twitter), and monitoring tools (HootSuite, TweetDeck, etc). t&YQFSJFODFXJUIBVEJPBOEWJEFPQSPEVDUJPO editing We want you to bring new ideas to an old industry. We are looking to expand in areas we haven’t even thought of yet. As a trusted second-in-command to the Director of Content, you will help generate ideas for site improvements, then work with our technical team to make them happen. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2012. Rob DeMone Director of Content, Black Press B.C. #310 - 5460 152 Street Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9 &NBJMwebeditor@blackpress.ca For more details, visit www.blackpress.ca Only those candidates short-listed will be called for interviews. www.blackpress.ca

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HELP WANTED

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PERSONAL SERVICES 171

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PRODUCTION WORKER ALDERGROVE Manufacturer is offering 24-40hrs./wk. for Production Worker. Assembling WOOD PALLETS (includes cutting, resawing/milling wood, assembling pallets & products). 8 hour shifts, Monday -Friday 7am-3:30pm, $11.00/hr. Fax resume 604-857-2006 or Email: info@a-1pallet.ca

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051

EDUCATION

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

GARDENING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Two Person Team or Couple to manage a Storage Location. U-Haul Co. of B.C. seeks a Two Person Team or Couple to manage a Storage Location. Positions available in Delta and Surrey. Duties include all aspects of storage transactions, customer service, truck and trailer rentals, record keeping and security. Position requires valid drivers license. On site apartment avail. for successful candidates.

Apply online at: www.uhauljobs.com Keyword: Storage Management Team

SALES

156

B2B Outside Sales Rep Metro Van. Must have great people skills, proficient in MS Office. FT, M-F 9-5. Salary & Comm. Resume to worldsbestsalesteam@gmail.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

HINO CENTRAL Fraser Valley is seeking a Commercial Vehicle Technician (Senior Apprentice or Journeyman) to add to our growing team in Langley. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits in a fully-equipped ultra-modern facility. Visit www.hinocentral.com Apply to: hr@hinocentral.com; fax: 780-6384867. NORTHERN ALBERTA clearing contractor seeks experienced Buncher and Skidder Operators for work in Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided; jobs@commandequipment.com. Fax 780-488-3002.

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

477

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PETS

560

MISC. FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE 633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

RENTALS 750

SUITES, LOWER

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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PITBULL puppies. 5 males, 4 females. 6 wks old. White & brown. $350. each obo. 604-300-0807

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FEED & HAY

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

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Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. $500. 604-795-7662

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

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

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$549,900

27031 - FRASER HWY.

I LIVE in Aldergrove. I SELL in Aldergrove.

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

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$1,455,000

25978 - 60 AVENUE

MEDITERRANEAN MANSION

1395 - 242ND STREET

$879,900

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#20 - 27272 - 32ND AVENUE

$214,000

TWIN FIRS

Over 45 years young here, 3 levels, 3 bedrooms, stainless appliances and a great Mount Baker view. Loads of storage and quick possession possible. Almost 2,000 sq. ft and private yard.

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#163 - 27456 32ND AVENUE $239,900

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$1,800,000

4953 - 272ND STREET

PUT THIS ON YOUR MUST SEE LIST!

INSTANT BUSINESS HERE!

Very well kept and mostly updated 1400 sq ft on the main floor with a finished bsmt on a private 5 fully fenced acres located on a no through street. Also has huge shop for the car enthusiast and Circular driveway for the trucker in the family, home has new well, newer septic, newer roof new bathrooms new interior doors you get the picture, close to everything

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

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

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Dan Flokstra

2825 - 256TH STREET

604-857-1100

$2,000,000

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

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4200 LEFEUVRE ROAD

604-857-1100

$800,000

5 ACRES WITH SHOP

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

$759,900

SOUTH LANGLEY PRIVACY

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

26917-20 AVENUE

604-857-1100

Check out this 5 acre property with a 40 x 44 shop and very clean 2 bedroom mobile home in a great location. Everything is spotless and ready for you to either farm it or build on it. Take a look here and make your offer and your dreams can come true… close to everything.

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604-857-1100

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27053 - 27 AVENUE

604-857-1100

$500,000

WALK YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL

Check out this centrally located home with 2 bedroom suite and large upstairs with family room and 3 bathrooms for the main floor suite as well,jetted tub hot water heat large back yard , oak kitchen take a look and make your offer.

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#2654 - 30A AVENUE $489,900 1/4 ACRE LOT WITH HEATED SHOP 1950 sq ft rancher on ¼ acre lot plus 37 x 24 heated shop updated and ready for you to enjoy 4 bedrooms and large family room plus super deck and hot tub. On a corner lot you gotta see this one that is for sure. Make an appointment today.

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604-857-1100

604-857-1100

$659,900

21786 - 45 AVENUE

ALL YOU WANT IS HERE IN MURRAYVILLE ¼ acre lot R.V. parking heated shop 2 story with air conditioning loads of parking hardwood floors and an amazing ensuite. All this on a crawl space for nice warm floors and a super quiet street, this is not a drive by so check it out…remember ¼ acre lot.

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#92 - 27044 - 32ND AVENUE

$217,900

FIRST TIME BUYERS ALERT Have a look here, very

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