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Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender says statistics released this month designating his town as the crime capital of Metro Vancouver are “misleading and just plain incorrect.” “These statistics that

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were generated have no relevance to what’s happening on the streets of Langley City,” said Fassbender. Crime has actually gone down year after year. “This was an academic exercise used by the Vancouver Police to say ‘Gee, we’re not the worst,

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someone else is.’” The report Fassbender is referring to is the The Crime Severity Index put out by Statistics Canada. The CSI was introduced in 2009 to measure not just the volume, but also the seriousness of crime. In the report, it showed that Langley City had two

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murders in 2011. In fact, one took place in the Township and the other was on Kwantlen First Nation land. Kwantlen elder George Antone, 71, was killed on the reserve on McMillan Island. continued, PAGE 5

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Hockey player reflects on impact of school shooting Gary ahuja Times Reporter

Logan Smith was six years old. Just a few minutes drive away from his Montessori school, a dozen students and one teacher were shot and killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. by two other students at the school. Another 21 were injured and the pair responsible, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, then killed themselves. “Every school within probably 50 miles was put on lockdown,” said Smith, now a 20-year-old defenceman with the Langley Rivermen junior A hockey club.

“At the time, we we probably didn’t understand what was going on until we probably got a little bit older.” Smith was talking to The Times on Monday morning, as he waited to catch a flight home to Littleton for the holidays. According to U.S. media reports, there have been 30 mass shootings in the U.S. since the Columbine shooting, which happened on April 20, 1999. The most recent happened on Friday (Dec. 14) when 27 people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty of the dead were children. “It did have a huge impact on our

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entire community and in the area,” Smith said about the Columbine shooting. His sixth grade teacher had a daughter at Columbine that day, although she was unharmed. The shooting prompted action. “I think the biggest thing wasn’t how schools changed, it was how they tried to enforce different firearms laws,” he said about longer waits before people can legally acquire firearms. “The one thing Canadians need to understand is it is a (U.S.)

constitutional right to bear arms,” Smith said. “It is not like we can completely ban weapons. If you are 18, you can carry a firearm. Smith himself does not own any firearms back home and he said not many people in Colorado carry guns, although some do. “It is difficult growing up in that area knowing what has Logan happened,” Smith said. Smith “Every time you drive by the school, it is a reminder that things like that happen.”

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Sandy Dunkley said she got 60 more days with her son Ron because strangers gave blood. “From the minute they took him from those tracks to his stay in hospital they pumped blood into him to make him live 60 more days,” said Dunkley, who gave blood at the second annual Bleed and Feed Ron Dunkley blood drive at the Langley City Fire Hall on Thursday, Dec. 13. More than 110 people gave blood that day, several firefighters did too, including organizer and City firefighter Rob Rabby and City Councillor Teri James. Sandy herself gave blood for the first time on Thursday. “Now that I know how important blood is, I can’t wait to give blood and I will for the rest of my life,” said Sandy. “I know Ron would be here giving blood.” In November, 2010, Ron had gone to Seattle with a handful of colleagues from the fire hall for a Seahawks game. The evening before the game, he had gone out with a group but hailed a taxi to drive him, alone, to the group’s hotel. His parents

say it must have been a very scary ride for Ron to make a desperate 911 call, describing the driver as “a lunatic.” Nobody knows whether he was dropped off, or jumped out of the moving cab to escape the driver behind the wheel. Either way, he climbed between two cars of a stationary train. He didn’t see another train approaching, and was hit and then dragged several metres. He suffered two broken legs and massive internal injuries. He underwent around 40 surgeries and more blood transfusions than can be counted. Sadly, on Jan. 4, 2011, he died of a blood infection. But his family has watched the legacy of their cherished son live on, as with the success of this blood drive in his honour. Langley City firefighters presented Sandy and her husband Gene with their son’s badge in a frame on Thursday. Frostings Cupcakery owners Melanie and Craig McDougall also presented the Dunkleys with a special firefighter cake and supplied cupcakes for all those who gave blood. They also walked around to local businesses spreading the word about the blood drive.

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Sandy Dunkley looks at her son’s firefighting badge with Langley City fire chief Rory Thompson during the second annual Ron Dunkley Bleed and Feed blood drive onThursday, Dec. 13. Blood drive organizer and firefighter Rob Rabbi stands by. More than 110 people came to the fire hall to give blood including Sandy and Rabby.

At least four councillors declined travel allowance Langley Times surveys Township council to see who signed waiver Dan Ferguson Times Reporter

At least four Township of Langley councillors have turned down a controversial $340-a-month travel allowance. The signed waivers accepting or rejecting the allowance were supposed to be turned in to the Township hall Human Resources office by Friday. Township staff declined to release the responses Monday, citing freedom of information privacy regulations. However, a Times survey of council shows at least four councillors, David Davis, Charlie Fox, Bob Long and Kim Richter, have turned down the travel allowance and at least two, Steve Ferguson and Grant Ward, have accepted it. At The Times’ press

right thing to do,” Ward said. Ferguson said he would be accepting, but plans to donate the money to charity. Ferguson said he believes some other members of council intended to do the same.

deadline, Mayor Jack Froese and Councillor Bev Dornan had not responded to The Times’ query. Councillor Michelle Sparrow said she has still not decided either way and was planning to consider her position over the holiday break. “I’m going to talk it over with my family,” David Charlie Sparrow said. Davis Fox Among those who have decided, the reasons Davis, who declined varied. the allowance, said he Ward said he was is still not comfortable going to take the deciding his own pay allowance because hike. And he doesn’t council should follow think giving the money the recommendations of to a charity that the independent council taxpayers may or may remuneration task not support is a good force that proposed the idea, either. allowance. “Donating it doesn’t “I think that’s the only work, because we’re

taking it out of the (taxpayer) coffers,” Davis said. Fox, who turned the allowance down, said members of council already get a break on their travel costs, courtesy of Revenue Canada.

“expense allowance” which includes “mileage or other traveling allowance.” Long said he hasn’t filled out his waiver form yet, but he would be declining “at least for this year” because he doesn’t travel as much as some other members of council. “I don’t think I need it,” Long said. Richter said no to the allowance after coming out against the task force call for a proposed pay Bob Kim hike and travel Long Richter allowance, saying it was too “I think the one-third soon after the December tax break covers it,” Fox 2011 council pay hikes. said. “I think we got A Revenue Canada enough of a raise interpretation bulletin (then),” said Richter. issued in 1976 (ITIt was 12 months ago 292) states elected that the mayor’s annual municipal officials can salary went up by 12.6 avoid paying taxes per cent and councillor on up to a third of pay rates rose by 19 their annual salary by percent. Those raises declaring it to be an took effect when the

new council took office in December, 2011. The waiver form requires the mayor and councillors to formally accept or reject the travel allowance. It notes that the travel allowance is a taxable benefit that will be reported on a councillor’s T4. Any member of council who opts out has the option of changing their mind, the form notes. “ … I understand that I may request to receive the travel allowance at any time in the future.” The $340 a month travel allowance adds $4,080 to a councillor’s annual salary of $42,936, an increase of 9.5 per cent. The mayor’s proposed travel allowance of $850 a month adds $10,200 on top of his salary of $105,456, an increase of 9.7 per cent. The salary increase recommended by the task force was scaled back, so that there will be no increase next year.

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During Christmas, 38-yearold Jeremy Bettan was shot dead while standing in his Walnut Grove driveway. That shooting was gangrelated, said police. No arrests have been made in either case. But putting two murders in a city of 27,000 shot Langley City way higher in the standings for violent crimes, putting it well above towns like Abbotsford, Coquitlam and the Township. “They don’t even verify their own facts, that makes it frustrating,” said Fassbender about incorrectly attributing the two homicides as being within the City borders. The CSI ratings are reached by looking at a community’s crime stats and assigning point values to each type of crime. For instance, homicide is considered to be the most serious of crimes and has a point value of 7,042, whereas a B&E is 187 points and a theft under $5,000 is 37 points. So one homicide is equal to 38 B&Es or 190 thefts, pointed out Langley RCMP Supt. Derek Cooke. In a letter he forwarded to The Times, he said he was “surprised” Langley City was cited as worst for crime and decided to look into the CSI further to understand where the numbers came from. To get the real truth, Fass-

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A police officer kneels down for a close-up look at the scene of the 2011 Boxing Day shooting in Walnut Grove. bender and Cooke ask residents to look to the quarterly crime reports provided by Cooke at council meetings. These also appear on the Langley RCMP website. “I can say without hesitation that our police are doing a very good job,” said Fassbender. Part of being effective is making arrests, which will boost the amount of crime being recorded. “If you catch the bad guys you are filing a charge which will then show up on the crime index,” he said. “At the end of the day what our citizens need to know, is our community safe? Yes.” He contends City life isn’t perfect, but defies anyone to

find a community that is. “Yes, we have drug deals and break and enters and an increase in theft from auto, but show me any community that doesn’t?” He wants residents to share in the responsibility of keeping the community safe by continuing to be the eyes and ears of police and to not leave items in a car that attract thieves. Nearly a decade ago, Langley City claimed the notorious title of being the car theft capital of North America. How those statistics were arrived upon also could have been populationbased, but it did begin a large campaign to go after career car thieves and increase Bait Car tactics.


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issues for over 17 years, up to the last two years. His drugs of choice were crystal meth Matthew Sherwin said he and crack cocaine.  Six months was too high to remember before the Marsh break-in, what happened the morning Sherwin was diagnosed with he and two others broke down bipolar disorder.  He also sufthe door of a sleeping Fort fered brain damage in a car Langley man, beat him bloody accident on 2009 that has been and robbed him in April 2010. left untreated. In his testimony, he took no He also doesn’t remember tossing a hunting knife towards responsibility for what hapa police officer or being Tasered pened, saying he only went along with the other two after resisting arrest. Whether Sherwin remembers because they promised drugs any of it or not, the 26-year-old and were sly in convincing him was sentenced to two years in to do things. The heavy-set, six-foot, jail on Friday for his participafour-inch Sherwin, who has a tion in the home invasion. On Friday, B.C. Supreme lengthy criminal history, was Court Justice Sunni Stromberg- seen by Langley RCMP officers Stein sentenced Sherwin, 26, dropping a baseball bat, but to jail. He was found guilty ignored police commands to of aggravated assault,  assault get on the ground. He instead with intent to resist arrest and  screamed incoherently and tossed a sheathed knife at one break and enter. In his two-day trial in New of the officers before making a Westminster last month, the run for it. The 52-year-old victim of the judge heard evidence from the four Langley RCMP officers home invasion, Steven Gary who arrested Sherwin after Marsh, died nearly a month they saw him running from the after the brutal beating. Sherwin was not charged in con52-year-old victim’s home. The trial also heard from nection with his death. AccordSherwin himself, who testified ing to the courts, Marsh died of he has had substance abuse other health issues.

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But he did provide statements to police about the attacks. He said he heard his door being kicked in. He said he went to look and saw a man in his house. He grabbed his blue bat but the suspect wrestled it out of his hands and hit him over the head with it. He then hit Marsh over the head with a lamp repeatedly. Marsh’s injuries included a possible concussion and cracked skull. According to police documents, he had extensive bruising on his neck and left shoulder and a lump behind his left ear.   He had multiple bruises on his arms. Marsh said he was left lying in a pool of blood in the fetal position, thinking he would die. The day of the home invasion, Sherwin had began fighting with his ex-girlfriend about their child. He then went drinking. He then went out with a friend and pulled a scam at Best Buy and his take was $1,500. He bought one-quarter ounce of crystal meth and onehalf ounce of crack cocaine, as well as three bottles of Fireball whiskey.

Trial date to be set Wednesday A former James Kennedy Elementary teacher will be back in Provincial Court on Wednesday, to find out when her trial starts into allegations of sexually assaulting a former student. Deborah Ralph, 58, allegedly assaulted a male student between December 1998 and June 2001. The alleged victim contacted Langley RCMP in November 2011, to report he had been

sexually assaulted by Ralph while studying at the James Kennedy Elementary School. He once was her student, but alleges he was assaulted when she was no longer his teacher. Ralph taught at the school from September 1987 to June 2010. The teacher is being defended by Janet Winteringham, a highprofile Vancouver lawyer who was on the prosecution team which obtained guilty pleas

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t’s one week before Christmas Day, and even though many people are well-organized, plenty of others are still doing Christmas shopping. Some Canadians are choosing to shop across the border this year, drawn in by a wide selection, competitive prices and a Canadian dollar that is near par. They have every right to do so, but it’s worth once again stating the advantages of shopping locally. Those advantages include some that may not always be top of mind. Why does it make any difference where you shop? While most of us simply think of price, or perhaps price combined with service when we shop, there are other factors that are worth considering. Angie Quaale, president of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, says that every dollar spent locally translates to at least $5 of further economic activity. That’s because dollars spent with a local retailer are passed on to employees, governments, suppliers and nonprofits. Local businesses have employees who live locally. They pay their employees for their labour. Their employees in turn spend money at other businesses, helping to employ other local people. They give donations to local charities, and pay for services supplied by local companies. Governments at all levels benefit tremendously from a healthy business community. We all pay sales taxes on most of our purchases. Businesses and their employees pay income taxes. Without these two fundamental taxes, governments could not provide the services that we need, such as health care and education. Suppliers also benefit enormously from the money we spend at local businesses. Many other businesses supply goods and services to retail businesses, from photocopy machines and telephone service to inventories of all kinds. Trucking firms are reliant on deliveries to businesses, and in many cases back to their retail customers. All these suppliers have employees of their own, who in turn spend money locally. Together, they all keep the economy moving. That’s worth thinking about as you do your last-minute Christmas shopping this year, and all throughout the year. Shopping locally brings many benefits, and some of them aren’t alway obvious.


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here are two crucial lessons type of support he was getting — to be learned from Friday’s but clearly, it was insufficient. horrific murders of 27 peoIn B.C., there is generally a lot From ple in Connecticut, 20 of whom of indifference to mental health the Editor were young children. issues, and an ongoing trimming As Canadians, we need to be frankbucholtz of the budget. Riverview Hospital, careful about preaching to our which at one time housed thouAmerican neighbours about their gun culture. sands of patients, has been all but shut down. Yes, we find the idea of keeping loaded guns While it is true that most people do not need in homes strange and decry many aspects of to be institutionalized, many of those who the fascination that most Americans have with were once there have no support system on guns. But we don’t take it kindly when they the outside, and there is little effort to check tell us how to live. We should exercise the on them and see what their needs are. same restraint. Just two weeks ago, a clearly mentally ill The two lessons I refer to are not limited to man attacked three women on the streets of the U.S., but can be applied in any country. downtown Vancouver on a weekday morning, In Canada, we have much work to do on one seriously injuring two of them. of them in particular. The other crucial lesson to be learned from That is the area of mental health, and supFriday’s tragedy is the need for reasonable port and understanding for people who are and common sense control of guns. There is consumed by mental issues. no good reason to have assault-style weapons Sometimes, these issues are easily dealt in the hand of ordinary individuals. with by prescription. Some types of depresSemi-automatic rifles capable of holding 30 sion are caused by a chemical imbalance, and rounds at a time are not needed by hunters schizophrenia is often dealt with very sucor target shooters. cessfully by prescription. But even in these Guns are not evil. In the hands of legiticases, the people taking drugs need ongoing mate users like hunters and target shooters, support from their families. If they are on they are perfectly safe. But they need to their own, they need a good support netbe stored in such a way that those without work, such as Langley’s Stepping Stones. proper knowledge cannot use them. They There are many types of mental illness should be kept away from people with menwhich are much more difficult to deal with. It tal health issues. is possible that shooter Adam Lanza had this The regulations in Canada about ownerkind of challenge. ship, storage and registration (applying to He has been described as having a form handguns) work well, and do not impose of autism and lacking in social skills. He was undue burdens on legitimate gun owners. apparently a loner. We know little about what Most comply with them quite willingly. www. l a n g l e y t i m e s . com Contact us Main line ........................................... 604-533-4157 Classifieds.......................................... 604-575-5555

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ne could just imagine the complaints and claims of discrimination if a male premier decided to meet only with men and closed the doors to members of the other gender. But it’s apparently OK for Premier Christy Clark to get together only with women, as she did in Vernon Friday, and leave men sitting on the sidelines. The explanation from Clark’s office is “she works in a man’s world,” and these women-only sessions provide her with a different point of view. Now there is no question that the political and business worlds continue to be dominated by men, and women may focus on some different issues of importance than their male counterparts. But there are also likely a number of similar concerns, including the economy, job creation, education and health care. Those topics go beyond gender. Clark has suggested that half of the population isn’t well represented when it comes to access to the premier, but how many male residents in the North Okanagan feel their needs have been represented by this government? And if Clark truly wants to address issues of concern and open dialogue with constituents, shouldn’t her local representative be involved? But because of his gender, MLA Eric Foster had to leave the room. Despite the image Clark is trying to portray, these gender-based, invitation-only meetings are more indicative of a government in trouble. The Liberals only have the support of 21 per cent of women in B.C., according to a recent poll, while the NDP has 52 per cent. Clark is trying to prop up her popularity before voters head to the polls in the spring. —Vernon Morning Star (Black Press)

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Racism and slogans unacceptable Editor: You recently characterized (The Times, Dec. 11) Township’s council’s reluctant but necessary decision to restrict an individual from attending council meetings, in an attempt to avoid providing a forum for the spread of racist comments and the use of Nazi slogans, as fiscally imprudent. Regrettably, that entirely misses the point. Contrary to what was suggested, Langley Township council has not muzzled or limited an individual’s right of free speech. People can cry out from the street corner whenever they choose, but I, as an elected official, will not sit by and tolerate the publication of racist comments or the use of Nazi slogans in regard to, near, or on Township of Langley property under the guise of

free speech. You have tried to couch this as being an issue of cost, or an issue of staff, and neither is true. Comments that are racist and comments that refer to a Nazi regime are inappropriate, period. I have reflected deeply and fundamentally believe that no member of council is a supporter of racism or the use of Nazi comments, and I do not believe you are either. Free speech is a right, but it is not a right that exists in isolation. The counter point is that no one should be injured, harmed or defamed by another person’s comments. That, too, is a right and both of these rights were earned by those who have served on the battle fields of war and who patrol the street every day,

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whether they be firemen or policeman. It is something that must be cherished and safeguarded, but is not something that can become a vehicle for hate-mongering. Nor should it be used as propaganda to suggest or even contemplate another final solution. We rely on newspapers and editorials as a forum to promote free speech responsibly. Support of anyone who uses or advocates the use of Nazi slogans or who uses racist comments is not responsible and our community must not stoop to such levels. To see others try to make it a political issue is sad, as this is not the way for anyone to achieve their political aspirations. Councllor Grant Ward, Langley Township

Pay structure proposed for Township council Editor: How magnanimous of Steve Ferguson (The Times, Dec. 11) to donate his ill-gotten $340 travel allowance to charities. He listed eight charities (five of which are pluralized) in his letter, “plus countless other groups.” Sounds like he’d be stretching that $340 travel bonus, I mean allowance, a little thin. Wasn’t that pay increase of 19 per cent at this time last year enough? If you do not have to pay tax on one-third of your salaries and expense allowance, why would you need a travel allowance? It’s a darn lucrative part-time gig these people have. Seems to me most of them have other, rather profitable, part-time jobs and/or pension income from previous employment. The rate of inflation for October 2012

was 1.2 per cent, and in December of 2011 it was 2.3 per cent. So what makes the Township councillors and the mayor think they are worthy of such an increase in pay? Here’s a pay structure for the part-time positions as Township councillors: * For every Township meeting you attend you get $100 flat rate; * If the meeting runs for 30 minutes, you get $20; * You will be paid $10.25 per hour for every hour you spend on Township business at Township Hall and you will have to punch your time card using a time clock. Hours are not to exceed 25 per week. (This is a part-time job); * No Township business will be done from home; * You will get a $25 per month travel/

mileage allowance; and * All appropriate taxes will be deducted. For the mayor: * For every Township meeting, you attend you get $175 flat rate; * If the meeting runs for 30 minutes, you get $50; * You will be paid a monthly salary of $1,000; * You will get a $55 per month travel/ mileage allowance; and * All appropriate taxes will be deducted. Not in it for the money indeed. I wonder whatever happened to ethics, morals, accountability, integrity, conscience, and honesty? R. Whiddon, Murrayville

Editor: In response to Councillor Steve Ferguson’s plans for his travel allowance (The Times, Dec. 11). It is very easy to give away money that is not yours to begin with. Obviously, Councillor Ferguson doesn’t need this money. I then have a question for him. Why did he vote to give himself a raise to begin with? I applaud Councillors Kim Richter and David Davis for not doing so. I cannot understand how this bunch

can justify another raise (call it whatever you want). Most of us do not have this luxury, and come tax time, we probably are going to have to dig deeper. I hope people won’t forget when election time comes. We have to make some changes in that arrogant bunch . G. Vaissade, Aldergrove

Steve Ferguson (The Times, Dec. 11). He will gladly accept even more of my tax dollars, and then he alone will decide who in fact is worthy of said donations. But wait. He just bought some raffle tickets from whom exactly? I’m sorry, but I would rather have that money remain in the pockets of hard-working Langley taxpayers, and let them choose the charities they want to support. Gary La Brie, Langley

Editor: Once again, the letters are pouring in complaining about the antics of our Township council. We all know we have repeatedly been insulted by the actions of Councillors

Steve Ferguson, Bob Long, Charlie Fox, Grant Ward and now Mayor Jack Froese. But when we get our chance to rid ourselves of them, only 17 per cent of us vote.

It’s easy to give away other people’s money

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Letters to the editor are good. Voting is much better. Michael Belway, Langley

Editor: Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a wonderful group of people to help put on a fundraiser for the Langley Christmas Bureau at High Point Equestrian Centre. We held a Christmas party where all the children got to have their picture taken with Santa and the parents were able to mingle and enjoy themselves, while raising funds to sponsor two deserving families this Christmas. Everyone had a wonderful time. This amazing event would not have been possible without the help of all the fabulous sponsors who donated their time and/or prizes to be raffled off. A huge thank you goes to Mark Nowak from Catering Visions who took time out of his busy catering schedule to donate more delicious food than we could possibly imagine. We are grateful to the talented Jeff Hebner who spent the entire day photographing all the happy children with Santa. In addition we thank Peak Ultimate Fitness, Little Owl Clay Designs, LadyBug Boutique, VeeVee Accessories, Woodland Owl Trinkets, Nessi Cakes, Look & See Bags and all our guests. The generosity of all these people is a perfect example of the true Christmas Spirit. Katrina Quinn, Langley

The SanTa SpiriT Editor: From my chair as a mall Santa, I have experienced the company of young and old as they visit to make a wish or capture a Christmas moment. I’ve come to realize I am not giving them the Christmas magic, rather they visit to celebrate the spirit of Santa in themselves — a giving and joyful spirit that is available to all who choose to call upon it. It is a spirit that is within and outside of religion, as people of all faiths and opinions come to visit me in my chair. Santa is real. The proof is not in me dressed in a red suit and sitting in a Santa chair, but in the magical change in people touched by the spirit. The Santa spirit lives within each beating heart and when it receives attention, a life becomes enriched with a giving nature. When you awaken your Santa spirit, every day will be merry and bright. This is the truth — and a gift from Santa to you. Merry Christmas. Santa Gord Sutherland, Abbotsford

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starting early next year, with the new interchange projected to be in operation by the fall. Work would include the demolition of the existing 16 Avenue bridge, the building of a new four-lane bridge with traffic signals at each end, and on and off ramps connecting the new bridge to Highway 99 in all four quadrants. Short-term disruption of local traffic will be a fact of life until the work is complete, the ministry acknowledges. During construction, traffic across Highway 99 will be detoured south to 8 Avenue, via King George Boulevard. and 168 Street. Traffic from Lamgley will

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he local book, “The Hospital on the Hill” records the following as the first meeting of the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary on September 25th. 1947: The first Women’s Auxiliary to the Langley Memorial Hospital was officially started. The first executive was, President – Mrs. A.O. Rose, 1stVice President – Mrs. A. Marr, 2ndVice President- Mrs. J. Gibson, 3rd. Vice President – Mrs. Betty Cox, Secretary – Mrs U. Ward, TreasurerMrs. Betty Greenfield. The current President, Diane Thornton attributes the longevity of the Auxiliary to the strong foundation those local ladies established sixty-five years ago. “Over the years, our volunteers have been tireless and dedicated to our fundraising efforts,” says Diane. “Currently, we have over 200 male and female volunteers and 50 Volunteen members whom we hope will continue on with our programs as adults. There are no paid members or administration which allows us to use our funds to the fullest for our purposes. We are a Registered Society and we are able to issue tax receipts for any donations.” Since its inception, the LMH Auxiliary has been one of the major funding arms for the Hospital. “Between 1994 and 2012 the Auxiliary has purchased 6.7 million

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dollars worth of equipment for the Hospital and Residential Care. Just at our meeting this month we pledged another $241,000.00,” Diane reports. “We have committed to assisting with fundraising for the capital campaign for the proposed extended care maternity ward. We are planning to raise over $500,000.00 over the next five years to help fund that new facility.” The funds are raised both internally and externally by the volunteers. Inside the hospital the Auxiliary operates the Lotto Booth, organizes vendor tables, runs the vending machines and supplies hospitality/ TV services to patients. The hospital Gift Shop in the lobby is always busy and all the proceeds from the sales

go to auxiliary programs. External sources of revenue come from donations in memory of loved ones, bequests from estates, grants or cash donations. The largest contributor is the Penny Pincher Thrift Store. The Penny Pincher raises funds to purchase equipment for the local hospital. The store had its beginning as The Superfluity Shop in 1956, located on Fraser Highway in downtown Langley. Linda Steier is the 2nd Vice President of the LMH Auxiliary and is part of the five person committee that runs the Penny Pincher. “We are a totally volunteer group here,” Linda beams proudly.” We have 130 volunteers

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Above: Ralph Macchio and Karen Olivo and right: Allie Bertram and Garrett Clayton dance in the Fort Langley Community Hall (standing in for a Miami dance hall) in the upcoming made-for-TV movie Holiday Spin.

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t’s almost time to play “spot the local scenery” once again, as CTV and CTV 2 get set to air Holiday Spin, a made-for-television movie shot exclusively in Langley and Abbotsford. The Christmas-themed dance movie, which aired on Lifetime in the U.S. last month and stars Ralph Macchio, was shot here last August, with the Fraser Valley communities standing in for (of all places) Miami. Not surprisingly, the ubiquitous Fort Langley Community



Hall makes yet another television movie appearance in Holiday Spin. It is here that the feature’s main dance competition takes place. But crews also shot footage at the Langley Senior Resources Centre and at a few locations in Abbotsford. One of the film’s stars is Allie Bertram, a 23-year-old dancer turned actress, who was featured on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Originally from Calgary, Bertram moved to Vancouver following her run on the competitive dance show in order to

pursue acting. “That (SYTYCDC) was my first experience on set, working with a camera,” she said over the phone from YVR, while waiting for a flight to California. Though she’s had a few smaller roles — usually based around her skills as a dancer — Holiday Spin was the first major role Bertram landed. “It was nice to get an entire script with my name throughout it,” said the actress, who will also appear in upcoming episodes of Fringe and Psych. And because Holiday Spin was a dance-based role, Bertram was very comfortable with

it from the outset, she said. In the film, she plays 18-yearold dance student Pia who, with the help of her instructor, Ruben, (Macchio) is training for the upcoming Holiday Spin, a Christmas Eve dance contest. But when a romance develops between Pia and Ruben’s son Blake — an up-and-coming MMA fighter — things become complicated and threaten to derail the fragile reconciliation between father and son. Asked to assess her co-star’s dance skills, Bertram was enthusiastic. “He’s really good,” she said of the the 51-year-old Macchio.


“At that age, he still works really hard, he’s very concerned about his form.” It was a lot of fun to be on set with the veteran actor, too, said Bertram. “He has so many stories to tell, from ‘wax on, wax off’ to (his run on last year’s) Dancing With the Stars.” Holiday Spin “has a lot of everything,” said Bertram. “It has dancing, fighting, it’s a love story, a Christmas story. “It’s a nice easy story to watch.” It airs on CTV on Friday, Dec. 21 at 9 p.m. and on CTV 2 on Christmas Day at 7 p.m.

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Knudsen, who acts as photographer and unofficial promoter for the band. Although they are all still under age, The Vidos have been competing and holding their own in a local rock radio station’s Battle of the Bands against older and more experienced competition, she noted. “These are the most incredibly talented young men, busting out of the Fraser Valley. “Individually, they are gifted musicians,” said Hilts-Knudsen, “but what they’ve done together is beyond anything.” The all ages party at Fernridge Hall, 2389 200 St., starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $2, CDs are $10 each. For more info on the battle or to vote, go to

Variety Club on the hunt for talented amateur vocalists Aspiring vocalists across the province are once again invited to audition for Variety’s Got Talent presented by Coast Capital Savings. The winner of the third annual competition will receive a Rising Star music package and appear on the Variety Show of Hearts telethon on Feb. 16 and 17. Finalists will perform before a panel of music industry and celebrity judges, including music manager Bruce Allen.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also be the most stressful. This December, why not take a break from the seemingly endless search for that ideal (but elusive) gift? Never mind trying to perfect your already mind-blowing cranberry sauce. And instead of fretting over the turkey, why not duck out and enjoy a few belly laughs? Luckily, nobody serves up more guffaws at Christmastime than Ellie King, Langley’s Queen of Panto. This year, King’s traditional British pantomime — running from Dec. 20 to Jan. 6 at the Surrey Arts Centre — is a humorous take on the childhood classic, Robinson Crusoe. Join the title character and his wacky family as they set sail in the SS Leaky Lucy for comical adventures on the high seas. Meet the dreaded Captain Blight, Griselda the Gorilla and the evil Witchdoctor. Cheer on Robinson as he battles the Fire Demon to save the beautiful Princess Friday, played by Langley’s Claurien Zanoria. Marvel at the volcano and laugh at jokes your grandfather thought were old. Music, merriment, mayhem and magic complete your holiday season as you cheer the good guys, boo the bad guys and sing along with your favourite performers. For King, panto is a family affair. Her husband Geoff, who plays a mean keyboard, is the musical director, while son James plays the ultimate panto villain — the deliciously evil Demon King. Other Langley residents joining the Kings on stage are Leia Roberds, Susanne Delisimunovic and daughters Stefi and Marinna, along with Emily Wilson. “Panto” is a time-

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A double team can’t slow Walnut Grove Gators’Tyler Anderson (left) against the St.Thomas More Knights during opening round play at the Gators’ Candy Cane Classic on Thursday; Walnut Grove’s Andrew McKay (above) drives past his check during the Gators’s 55-33 win over St. Thomas More. The Gators advanced to the finals on Saturday afternoon, where they edged the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers 50-44 to claim the tournament championship.

Brookswood’s Jackson looks to make impression Gary ahuja Times Sports

Tayla Jackson may have garnered herself an invite to Canada Basketball’s national agegroup assessment camp, but she knows there is still work to be done. “Nothing is ever handed to you,” she said. “You don’t know what the outcome is going to be but you just have to work hard and persevere.” The 15-year-old Jackson was

among the 25 invitees the U16 women’s summer for the camp, which national team program. runs Dec. 18 to 22 That team will compete at Toronto’s Humber at the FIBA Americans College. U16 championship this The camp is for U16 summer. Canada needs a (born 1997 or later) top four finish to qualify players from across the for the 2014 FIBA U17 country. world championship. The team will The six-foot-two be on the court for Jackson, a Grade 10 three days and the student at Brookswood, is Tayla assessment camp is comfortable playing either Jackson part of the ongoing the post of power forward process in identifying position and is in her third which players will be chosen for season with the Bobcats senior

team, having played at the Grade 11/12 level since Grade 8. “I knew if I worked hard, it would pay off,” Jackson said about earning the invitation. “It is really exciting and a great opportunity. “It is still a process, but it is nice to even be invited.” But she knows it won’t be easy. Following her Brookswood team’s weekend tournament in Victoria, Jackson left for Toronto yesterday (Dec. 17) for three days of what figures to be a pretty intense camp.

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Ringette has always been a huge part of Sharon Smit’s life. Involved in the sport since 1978, Smit has four daughters who play the game, a husband who officiates, and Smit herself is the owner of Streamline Ringette, which sells ringette equipment and ringette uniforms. “Ringette is a huge part of my life,� Smit explained. “I wanted to find a way to help raise the awareness of the sport locally and across the country, maybe even globally.� “If someone is going to choose to register their child or themselves in the sport of ringette, they have to be aware that the sport exists and have some kind of idea of what it is.� So Smit hatched a plan. The idea came through a course she was taking called

the Self Expression Leadership Program. The students were tasked to come up with a way to create a project which would benefit their community, so for Smit, helping the ringette community was a logical choice. “Even though 2013 is the 50th anniversary for ringette, there are still lots of people out there that don’t really know what it is, even if they may have heard about it,� Smit explained. “If someone is going to choose to register their child or themselves into the sport of ringette, they have to be aware that the sport exists and have some kind of idea of what it is.� Smit’s plan involved using a flash mob at the National Ringette League’s game between the LMRL Thunder and the Edmonton WAM! on Dec. 8 at Langley’s George Preston Recreation Centre. All of this was done to the surprise of the players and other fans in attendance. They performed a 90-second routine set to the music of the song Gangnam Style by PSY and Beyonce’s Put a ring on it. “I figured social media was the best way to (raise

awareness) quickly and globally,� Smit said. “And with the popularity of flash mobs and how much fun they seem to be, the pieces of the puzzle just seemed to fit together.� Each of the Lower Mainland’s 10 ringette associations were on board and provided players and parents — 150 total — who took part. The participants, who were as young as eight and as old as 50, received the dance routine in a video link email a week prior so that they could practice their moves. Tayah Takasaki, a 12-yearold from Richmond, helped co-ordinate the routine’s choreography. The flash mob was filmed and is being packaged together with highlights of that night’s NRL game — which the Thunder won 7-4 — and the hope is to draw more attention to the sport and garner more registration. “The measurable goal is for the YouTube video to be shared through social media across the country and around the word,� Smit said. “My goal is for at least 25,000 people to view the video over the next 12 months.�


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Attendance may have been down, but the National Lacrosse League still has their sights set on returning professional lacrosse to the Lower Mainland. “I don’t know anywhere else in North America where we could have had two outof-market teams participate in a pre-season game and even draw 4,000 fans,” said league commissioner George Daniel. He was referring to the 4,112 fans who came out to the Langley Events Centre on Dec. 8 to watch the Calgary Roughnecks defeat the Colorado Mammoth 20-11 in pre-season action. The previous year saw a full house (5,200) for the Toronto

Rock and the Washington Stealth. The Stealth, who play just across the border in Everett, Wash., draw a lot of fans from the Lower Mainland. The NLL has long expressed a desire to return to the Lower Mainland, which has been absent from the league with the folding of the Vancouver Ravens in 2004. There are three Canadian teams — Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto — among the nine franchises. “We are on record as saying British Columbia is a market we definitely want to be in,” Daniel said. “It is a market that ranks at or near the top of our expansion plans. “It is a market that is critical for us in terms of television and sponsorship in Canada.” The league’s average attendance is about 9,500 fans per game, which is significantly greater than the LEC’s capacity. “We are OK with smallersized buildings (but) the Langley building is significantly smaller,” he said.


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thurSday • Career assistance from Kwantlen Jan. 10 10:30 a.m. in Room 2075 at the Langley campus of Kwantlen University. Take time for yourself to research a meaningful career, work and lifestyle. This tuition-free (administrative costs apply)  daytime program is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. from Feb. 7 to May 24. RSVP to Elly Morgan 604-599-3431 or email • Young Widows Group meets for coffee and conversation at the Mocha Room Cafe, 20300 Fraser Hwy. on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. For information call 604-510-2610. • Ala-teen is a support program for teens who have been or are being negatively affected by another person’s drinking. Open to ages 10 and up. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Township of Langley Civic Building at 20330 65 Ave. For more information, call 604-688-1716.


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5-MINUTE SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS: • Eleanor Wells • Victoria Biggs MEETING DATE: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 TIME: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. LOCATION: Sunrise Banquet Centre, 188th St & #10 Hwy, Cloverdale CONTACT NUMBER: 604-514-0551 COST: * $23.00 for members, * $26.00 for non-members, * $30.00 for drop in fee.

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Friday • Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Next meeting is 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.  For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.

OngOing • Men’s Langley League Cribbage urgently needs players. Evenings, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Phone Rob 604-533-9363 or Tim 604-530-2364. •TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a non profit weight loss support group. For a chapter near you phone Lynda at 604 856 8014. • The Langley Lawn Bowling Club is for all ages and operates all year-round, with carpet bowls and cards from October through April and outdoor bowling May through September. Lots of social activities. Reasonable membership fees required. South end of Douglas Park. Please call Nell at 604-534-7465 for information.

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Kettle Hosts are a very important part of the fundraising efforts each year at The Salvation Army. In just two hours of volunteering, you can help create a lifetime of hope to men and Kettle Hosts are a very important part of the fundraising efforts each women in our community in need.

year at The Salvation Army. In just two hours of volunteering, you can help create a available on site or by Email. lifetime ofApplications hope to are men and women in our community in need. Campaign Dates | November 23rd to December 24th

Applications are available on site or by Email.


Please contact Kettle Coordinator, Shirley Stewart

OUR VOLUNTEER Campaign Dates | November OIN 23rd to December 24th

Phone: 604.514.7375, ext 229 | Email:


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women in our community in need.

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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 or fax (1)604.864.8211 Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.



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. Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

CASHIER & STOCK PERSON with exp, for our Langley produce store, P/T, F/T. Call 604-533-8828. FIELD Nursery Workers Needed: Cedar Rim Nursery in Langley is accepting applications for employment starting Feb 1st. No exp. nec. Duties: planting, digging trees, and weeding. Must be willing to work full shifts outside in any weather. Heavy lifting, bending and reaching req. Start wage is $10.25/hr full time. Apply to



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Human Resources Administrator 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Programmer/Developer Black Press Group Ltd., a leading international media company, is seeking a talented programmer and developer to build, integrate and maintain its software and websites. Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, extensive programming and web development experience, and the ability to get up to speed quickly. Required Skills PHP4/PHP5 - Candidate should be a top-notch PHP developer, familiar with the latest features; POSTgreSQL/MySQL - Modern database development expertise - familiar with PHPMyAdmin and command line access; HTML 5/CSS 3 - Expert level development in HTML & CSS will be necessary; Javascript/JQuery - Intermediate level Javascript/ JQuery development will be necessary; Server Admin – Complete understanding of Apache Tomcat, FreeBSD and basic server administration; RESTful APIs & SOAP – Demonstrated skills problem-solving with RESTful APIs and SOAP; Self-Starter - Looking for candidates who can jump in quickly. Bonus Skills Experience using AJAX in both PHP and Perl; Java development experience; Experience in Perl and Python; Comfortable in a Macintosh OS X and Linux environments. Other Details Black Press offers a competitive salary and benefits package. You will work at our Surrey corporate offices with a talented group of individuals who have a passion for creating content in print and online. Please email your resume and cover letter to (no phone calls please). Deadline is Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 5 pm.

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: We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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20270 Logan Ave, Langley or Fax: 604-530-4909 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


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.


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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 & For more details, visit Only those candidates short-listed will be called for interviews.

Job Posting Farmers’ Market Manager be an outgoing, dedicated individual with established professional relationships in the Langley area. The ability to problem solve is critical to the success of this position. Farmers’ market management and marketing experience are considered a assets. This is a part-time position from January to October with an anticipated work week of approximately 20 to 25 hours. Market days are Wednesdays between 2:00 and 6:00 pm and begin following the long weekend in May and end in early October.


Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter and submit with your resume no later than Friday, December 21, 2012 to

Advertising Sales Representative The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Sunday, December 23, 2012, to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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



BECOME A VOLUNTEER LITERACY TUTOR and help a child who is struggling to read and write! You must have excellent English skills, love to read and enjoy working with children. Tutoring locations in both Surrey & Langley. Extensive training provided. Surrey Information session will be held on Tues, Jan 8th, 7pm. at the Learning Disabilities Assn office, #201 13766 - 72 Ave. Langley Information session will be held on Thurs, Jan 10th, 7pm at Douglas Park School, 5409-206 St. Pre-register at 604-591-5156. Info:



Applications are invited for the seasonal part-time position of Farmers’ Market Manager for the Langley Community Farmers’ Market. Reporting to the Langley Community Farmers’ Market Board, this position involves the recruiting and managing of market vendors, entertainers and volunteers, record-keeping and financial responsibilities, ensuring compliance with health and market rules and regulations, promoting the market and weekly reporting. The successful candidate will


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GERMAN SHEPHERDS registered. All ages & colours. $750-$1500. 604-882-9555. GOLDEN Retriever collie (Lassie) X pups. Born Oct 13. Ready for new families. Raised in home with kids cats & other dogs. These pups are well socialized, sweet and mellow. Both parents here to meet. Dad is Golden retriever: OFA hips cert. clear of hip dysplasia and eyes cert. so is mom. Both parents 4H (obedience, showmanship, agility) dogs. You can’t find a better combination for a companion dog (smart & loyal) 1st shots & dewormed. Both males & females avail, all black in color with varying amounts of white on toes & chest. 604-820-4827 Mission NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

Pupplies for Xmas -Rottie X Pitti. 1st shots, dewormed. cropped tails. 8 wks. $400/ea. (604)961-9117

European German Shepherd pups, 12 weeks, nice, classic colors. Lrg dogs CKC + all shots $1000/ea & up. 2 F. 604-538-4883 German Shepherd Puppies, American Canadian bloodline, wonderful temperament, great confirmation $1200. 856-2004 / 604-908-7913 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332

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AMERICAN BULLDOGS $1200 Ready for Xmas 4 females, 3 males 1st shots dewormed(604)230-1999

AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866


PITBULLS. Ready for Christmas. 3 M & 1 F. $950 obo. View both parents. Call for pictures 778-240-5811 PUPPIES FOR SALE, 7 wks old, Terrier X Multi Poo $500 Call 604-856-3855

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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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STEAMER CHEST, very old. curved top. needs some work. $70. North Delta. 604-591-9740



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



1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604) 825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 33rd Season & 38,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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



MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560





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

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

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

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1985 MONTE CARLO 1 owner, All original, 76,000kms $4500. 604-467-3908


Call 604-881-7111

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


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#10 ~ 20761 Telegraph Trail, WOODBRIDGE ESTATES Popular complex in Walnut Grove on no thru road. 1932 sq ft w/3 bedrooms & double SxS garage. Convenient location near schools, public transit, rec center, pool & parks $348,800. Steve & Gloria Hamilton RE/MAX Lifestyles Realty 604-467-8881



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





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Phone 604-530-1912 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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ALDERGROVE, Avail imm. 1 bdrm. NS/NP. $670/mo. Coin lndry in bldg. Call DAVE, 604-328-4461 LANGLEY CITY 1-bdrm apt. Clean, crime free bldg. Incl. heat, n/p, refs. req’d. $710. 604-530-6384.



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5374 - 203rd St, Langley Call 604-533-9780

LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops Bachelor suite - $635 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480

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



LANGLEY, central. Clean 3 bdrm. insuite lndry, close to parks, shops & schools, fenced yard. Avail now. N/P. $950 + util. 604-754-0704



LANGLEY: 3 bdrm, 3 l/rms, 2500sf 2 full bths, 1 huge rm on top flr. n/p. Avail. Jan. 1. 778-246-3632 LANGLEY. A lovely 4 bdrm Walnut Grove home. Elegant, spacious open concept, fresh & bright kitchen w/cherry wood pantry. $2000/mo. + utils. Avail asap or Jan. Close to school. Call 778-241-0665

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


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

1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable Criminal record check may be req’d.

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818 SURREY 2700 sq.ft. 4 bdrm, fin bsmt w/bdrm. Close to 184, 64 & Fraser Hwy, 5 mins to mall. NS/NP $2200. Avail now. (604)530-8715


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ALDERGROVE: 26324 16th Ave. 2 Bdrm $650, 1 bdrm $550. Incl hydro N/P, (604) 626-4441 or 825-4611 PORT KELLS 2 bdrm, 1500 sq.ft., insuite lndry, alarm, $900/mo incl utils. Dec 15. NS/NP (604)830-6921


2006 JEEP LIBERTY 4x4 green & grey, 84,000/kms. $11,500. Call 604-510-4764

No qr code reader? Text info: 778.786.8271

LANGLEY- 3bdrm home on 5 acres to share. $700. Jan 1. Lndry, net, hydro inc. n/p. (604)230-7723




1970 CHEVY IMPALA Custom frame off restoration- orig. 454. Owned 32 yrs. 2 dr, yellow. vinyl roof. $7,200: John (604)530-0175

Mint Condition. 1998 Chevy Malibu SE, 4door, V6 auto, loaded. This vehicle is in pristine condition. Garage maintained since new. Over $1400 spent on new brakes & tires, fully tuned & serviced. AirCared. No accidents. Looks & drives out like new. 190kms. Private. $3000 firm. 604-541-0018

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1992 Nissan 240X Red, Sunroof, comes with subs and wiring kit, snow tires on vehicle. $1500 obo. Call 778-232-7917





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




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19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley LANGLEY CITY, 5521 203rd St. Beautiful 2bdrms, 2bath, f/p, w/d, d/w, balcony, 1000+s/f, near transit & shops. Ns/np, avail Jan 1st. $875 incl gas/h.water. 604-338-8479.



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