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Aldergrove fire fighters (from left) Louie Maragliano, Ryan Olesko, Jamie Shaw and Tony Vitali helped deliver a new camper for Greg Laing on Saturday after a fire destroyed his only home Wednesday.

Kindness delivers new home to homeless duo By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove community went all-out to help a man and his dog who lost their humble home in a fire Wednesday night. By Saturday afternoon a fully refurbished camper filled with groceries and goods was delivered to the homeless duo. Aldergrove fire fighters had responded promptly to the fire about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, as the camper

was parked on the Aldergrove Mini Storage property just across Fraser Highway from Aldergrove Fire Hall #3. They arrived just in time to douse the camper before the diesel pickup truck also was destroyed. The first fire lieutenant on the scene, Robert Vinette, said, “Flames were coming through the roof when we pulled up to attack it. The camper was clearly a write-off but we thought at least we could save the truck.” The owner, Greg Laing, had only

briefly left the camper to help a friend at the mini storage and ran back in time to save his dog from inside the camper. However, he lost all his material possessions in the fire. It’s believed that the dog had knocked over a candle, which then caught the curtains on fire. “After we put the fire out he was standing with his dog, almost crying; he lost everything he had,” said fire fighter Jamie Shaw. “We were spreading out what we

could salvage from inside the camper but there was really nothing left.” Laing had no insurance and nowhere else to go. Fire fighters arranged “personal disaster assistance” from Langley Township, which provides food and shelter for three days, but none of the hotels would allow dogs. That’s when the mini storage owner, Jack Dhaliwal stepped in to open up a heated storage locker for Laing and his dog. Dhaliwal had per-

mitted Laing to park the camper on his property for the past few weeks and was one of many in the community who grew to like Laing. “Greg was trying to get work on a farm but had no place to go in the meantime so I said he could stay. He’s a really good guy,” said Dhaliwal. The fire fighters were also moved by Laing’s plight, as were the truck drivers from MHL Transport next door. SEE: Page 3

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“I figured we could get him some clothes at least because all he had left was what he was wearing,” said Shaw. “And when a couple truck drivers from MHL Transport pulled in they came running up, asking if Greg was OK. “So I sent out a text message asking friends what we could do and that’s when my phone went crazy (with offers of cash donations),” said Shaw. Shaw went home and on a whim started looking for a replacement camper on Craigslist. He looked at four campers around the valley area but none were fit, until he found one in Brookswood that was clean and within reach price-wise at $1,000. “The word got out fast (that cash was needed for a camper),” said Vinette. First to rise to the challenge were the 24 employees at MHL Trucking, who took a collection and presented the fire department with a $700 cheque the next day. The fire fighters picked up the camper on Friday and delivered it to Kustom Koach in Aldergrove, where it underwent a complete inspection, at no charge. Kustom Koach checked that there were no propane gas leaks, re-sealed the roof with silicone caulking and replaced the mattress with a new one. To dispose of the burnt-out camper, a rolloff bin and disposal services were donated by Emterra Environmental. And the fire fighters went shopping for groceries and other goods which were placed inside the new camper, for its delivery Saturday. Extra Foods and Save-on Foods both donated to this, along with Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, which contributed a coat and food for the dog. Laing had also lost his bicycle in the fire, as it had been leaned up against the camper and the rubber and plastic parts had all melted. Vinette said Laing thought he could restore the bike but another fire fighter, Louie Maragianlo, bought Laing a new bike and helmet. Vinette said fire fighters also replaced the back window of the truck, which had blown out from the heat. “The truck just needs a new set of glow plugs and he can keep on trucking, when he gets back on his feet financially,” said Vinette. And so at 1 p.m., Saturday, fire fighters delivered the new camper and goods to Laing. Laing beamed in appreciation as fire fighters lowered the camper on the back of his truck, filled with all the food and goods. The community kindness hasn’t stopped there either. “I’m still getting calls,” said Shaw. “Just today (Monday) the veterinarian on Fraser Highway called to say he’d heard about it and offered to provide assistance to the dog.”

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Four Township councillors decline travel allowance By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

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 Times press 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,” Sparrow said.

Among those who have decided, the reasons varied. Ward said he was going to take the allowance because council should follow the recommendations of the independent council remuneration task force that proposed the allowance. “I think that’s the only 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. Davis, who declined the allowance, said he is is still not comfortable deciding his own pay hike. And he doesn’t think giving the money to a charity that taxpayers may or may not support is a good idea, either. “Donating it doesn’t 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. “I think the one-third tax break covers it,” Fox said.

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A $20,000 donation from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) will go toward the creation of a water feature in the future garden of Holmberg House, an adult hospice set to break ground in January. The donation was made Friday to the Abbotsford Hospice Society (AHS), which is currently raising funds for the construction of Holmberg House. The facility is part of the Campus of Care project – adjacent to Abbotsford Regional Hospital – which also features Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Matthew’s House, a respite facility for children with severe disabilities. The 10-bed Holmberg House will care for patients as young as 19 facing terminal illness. The suites will be large enough to accommodate visiting family and friends. AHS is currently halfway to its $12 million goal for the project’s capital costs. The water feature consists of a waterfall flowing

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Scott Olson, president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, and Debbie Lehmann, executive director of the Abbotsford Hospice Society, show a depiction of the water feature that will be built at Holmberg House. into a pebble stream surrounded by garden foliage. “Realtors devote themselves to helping people find the perfect home. Holmberg House will be exactly that,” said Scott Olson, FVREB president. “As the final home for so many special people, we wanted to help make it feel as welcoming and comforting as possible.” AHS executive director Debbie Lehmann thanked the FVREB for

its contribution. “We are absolutely thrilled with this donation and, in particular, the intent behind it … We’re sure the water feature will be a favourite place for relaxation and reflection for everyone the hospice serves,” she said. The FVREB serves the communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford and Mission. For more information, visit fvreb.bc.ca Abbotsford Hospice

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Three more Metro directors added Three more Metro directors added By JEFF NAGEL Aldergrove Star

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There will Star be three Aldergrove more regional There will bedistrict three directors for district Metro more regional Vancouver to directors taxpayers for Metro support in 2013. Vancouver taxpayers to Extraindirectors were support 2013. named Friday and the Extra directors were number of votes allocatnamed Friday and the ed to each municipality number of votes allocathave also been adjusted ed to each municipality based on their population have also been adjusted counts from the 2011 based on their population Census. counts from the 2011 Fast-growing Surrey Census. gotFast-growing a fifth Metro seat and Surrey appointed Coun. Barbara got a fifth Metro seat and Steele, Vancouver got a appointed Coun. Barbara seventh seat and named Steele, Vancouver got a Coun. Jangnamed and seventh Kerry seat and Langley Township got Coun. Kerry Jang and aLangley second Township seat, naming got Coun. Bob Long. a second seat, naming TheBob increase Coun. Long. boosts theThetotalincrease number of boosts Metro directors from 37 the total number of to 40, including from Metro directors two from 37 Abbotsford who vote to 40, including two from only on regional Abbotsford who parks vote matters. Also changed are only on regional parks the number of votes each matters. Also changed are director wields. the number of votes each Cities get one weightdirector wields. ed Cities vote for 20,000 getevery one weightpeople, so lone direced vote for every 20,000 tors representing tiny people, so lone direcBelcarra, White Rock or tors representing tiny Bowen Island get just one Belcarra, White Rock or vote at Island the board, Bowen get justwhile one the bigger cities have vote at the board, while the bigger cities have

Woman killed Womanwrong killed driving driving wrong way on freeway way Aldergrove on freeway Star

An 82-year-old Hope Aldergrove Star woman was killed in a An 82-year-old Hope head-on collision on woman was killed in aHighway 1 near the Bradner head-on collision on HighRoad rest stop in Abbotsway 1 near the Bradner ford Saturday Roadon rest stop in morning. AbbotsAs she pulled of the ford on Saturdayout morning. rest stop in a 2005 fourAs she pulled out of the door Buick she enrest stop in aAllure, 2005 fourtered the westbound door Buick Allure, shelanes enof Highway 1 headinglanes east. tered the westbound crashed into a family ofShe Highway 1 heading east. from Chilliwack inaafamily 2003 She crashed into Mazda3 hatchback from Chilliwack in ahead2003 ing west at about 10:45 Mazda3 hatchback heada.m. ing west at about 10:45 The 29-year-old a.m. Chilliwack man and his The 29-year-old 24-year-old wifeand sustained Chilliwack man his non-life-threatening inju24-year-old wife sustained ries. Their three-month old non-life-threatening injubaby was unharmed. ries. Their three-month old “This tragic loss of life has baby was unharmed. impacted a family forever,” “This tragic loss of life has RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiesimpacted a family forever,” sen said.Sgt. “This is aThiestime of RCMP Peter year when families comeof sen said. “This is a time together and celebrate the year when families come holidays, but unfortunately together and celebrate the aholidays, family now the butgrieves unfortunately loss of a beloved family a family now grieves the member. ” loss of a beloved family The name member.” of the deceased woman wasdenot reThe name of the leased pending notification ceased woman was not reof kin. The Upper Fraser leased pending notification Valley Traffic Services conof kin. The Upper Fraser tinues to investigate. Valley Traffic Services continues to investigate.

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couver to account cities Richmond’s rising populations. multipleboard directors with for12their votes, $714,000 in meeting fees four or five votes each. two directors have 10, directorsininmeeting 2011. fees multiple directors with 12 votes, Richmond’s to $714,000 Surrey’s five directors Coquitlam’s two directors At Surrey’s request, four or five votes each. two directors have 10, to directors in 2011. nowSurrey’s hold five a combined seven votes, Langley Metro Vancouver has directors have Coquitlam’s two directors At Surrey’s request, 24 from Township has six and asked the province to nowvotes hold(upa four combined have seven votes, Langley Metro Vancouver has 20) to reflect the city’s Westminster’s adjust the 24 votes (up four from New Township has six lone and allow asked ittheto province to population of 468,000, director has four. board size and number 20) to reflect the city’s New Westminster’s lone allow it to adjust the while Vancouver, with a director Metrohasdirectors get of votes each year – using population of 468,000, four. board size and number more modest population paid $346 per board or provincial population while Vancouver, with a Metro directors get of votes each year – using gain to 605,000, gained committee meeting they estimates – to better more modest population paid $346 per board or provincial population two (from gained 29 to attend – double if reflect rapid population gain votes to 605,000, committee meetingthat they estimates – to better 31) split among its seven it runs longer than four rather population than waittwo votes (from 29 to attend – double that if changes reflect rapid directors. hours – plus other authoing five years for waiteach 31) split among its seven it runs longer than four changes rather than The two biggest citrized travel costs, in addinew Census. directors. hours – plus other autho- ing five years for each ies The together control theircosts, regular pay two now biggest cit- tion rized to travel in addinewFriday’s Census.board meet43 per cent of the board as mayors or councillors saw Portboard Coquitlam ies together now control tion to their regular pay ing Friday’s meetvotes. for their own city. Mayor Greg Moore 43 per cent of the board as mayors or councillors ing saw Port Coquitlam Five other cities for Typically, by acclamavotes. their own city. direc- returned Mayor Greg Moore gained a single additional tors collect $10,000 to tion as Metro board Five other cities Typically, direc- returned by acclamavote each to reflect rising $20,000 a year$10,000 from their Vancouver Coun. gained a single additional tors collect to chair. tion as Metro board population Burnaby’s and taxpayLouie alsoCoun. convote each to –reflect rising Metro $20,000roles a year from their Raymond chair. Vancouver three directors now have ers shelled out a total of tinues as vice-chair. population – Burnaby’s Metro roles and taxpay- Raymond Louie also conthree directors now have ers shelled out a total of tinues as vice-chair.

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Susan Magnusson Susan Magnusson 2012 H.D. Stafford Good Citizen Award 2012 H.D. Stafford Good Citizen Award

Langley Community Music School principal Magnusson is the winLangleySusan Community Music School ner of the H.D. Stafford Good Citizen principal Susan Magnusson is the winAward for H.D. 2012.Stafford Good Citizen ner of the “A word often used to describe Award for 2012. Harold Stafford ‘tenacious’ which “A word oftenis used to describe certainly fits our honouree,” a press Harold Stafford is ‘tenacious’ which release announcing the award winner certainly fits our honouree,” a press stated. release announcing the award winner Magnusson has stated. persisted over the Magnusson has years to enhance persisted over culthe tural years todevelopment enhance culand young tural ensure development people have opporand ensure young tunities to access the people have opporhighest quality of tunities to access the education. highest quality of She is a passionate education. educator advoShe is a and passionate cate for music educaeducator and advotion. She joined the cate for music educaLangley Community tion. She joined the Music School 40 Langley Community years ago as a piano Music School 40 teacher. years ago asNotably, a piano one of herNotably, former teacher. students went on to one of her former perform in Carnegie students went on to Hall. perform in Carnegie She pioneered the Hall. Suzuki method attheLCMS, making it She pioneered the first school at in LCMS, Westernmaking Canadait Suzuki method to offer it. She is now one of a small the first school in Western Canada number of Suzuki Teacher Trainers in to offer it. She is now one of a small Canada, and she is in demand nationnumber of Suzuki Teacher Trainers in ally. She has the loCanada, andactively she is insupported demand nationcal arts community, serving on many ally. She has actively supported the loboards and committees over the years. cal arts community, serving on many Magnusson is a tireless boards and committees overfundraiser the years. and was the impetus for thefundraiser fundraisMagnusson is a tireless ing programs which led to the current and was the impetus for the fundraisfacilities the music school has today at ing programs which led to the current facilities the music school has today at

City Park. ShePark. has been principal of the school City since andprincipal continues She 2001 has been of to theoversee school operations and program development. since 2001 and continues to oversee Her otherand community involvement operations program development. includes serving on the board of TourHer other community involvement ism Langley and the City of includes serving on the board Langley of TourRecreation, Art ism Langley Culture and the and City Public of Langley Advisory CommitRecreation, Culture and Public Art tee; co-director of Advisory Commitceremonies for the tee; co-director of 2010 BC Summer ceremonies for the Games heldSummer in Lang2010 BC ley; Spirit BC Games held inofLangCommunity Comley; Spirit of BC mittee; director of Community ComOn-Stage Langley; mittee; director of member comOn-Stageof the Langley; mittee that wrote member of the comthe proposal the mittee that for wrote Langley Fine Arts the proposal for the School; founding Langley Fine Arts member of the LangSchool; founding ley Jazz Festival and member of the Langinvolvement with ley Jazz Festival and Literacy involvementLangley with and the Township of Literacy Langley Langley Economic and the Township of Development ComLangley Economic mittee, to develop Development ComLangley mittee, as toa commudevelop nity of educationalLangley excellence. as a commuMagnusson was excellence. joined on stage nity of educational Tuesday night at the December Magnusson was joined on stage Greater Langley Chamber of ComTuesday night at the December merce meeting by several past Greater Langley Chamber ofStafford Comaward Jim mercewinners meeting— byDavid severalEsworthy, past Stafford McGregor, Marlene Grinnell, Sylvia award winners — David Esworthy, Jim Anderson, Lounsbury andSylvia Dale McGregor, Tim Marlene Grinnell, Ball. Anderson, Tim Lounsbury and Dale “This is truly an honour to join this Ball. prestigious group of goodtocitizens,” “This is truly an honour join this she said. prestigious group of good citizens,” she said.

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VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark has completed the traditional round of yearend interviews with legislative press gallery reporters. Here are excerpts from my discussion with her, dealing with the Enbridge oil pipeline proposal and the balanced budget her government has promised to present in February. TF: On the Enbridge project, are you getting the answers you want on safety? PCC: No, we’re not. We’ve set out our position. The five conditions need to be met, period. [B.C.’s conditions are “world-class” land and marine spill prevention and response, meeting legal obligations for aboriginal consultation, passing federal-provincial environmental assessment and a “fair share” of financial benefits.] PCC: We need the oilpatch producers, the Alberta government and the federal government to come to the table. We’ve been cross-examining Enbridge. We have not been getting any of the answers that we hoped to get. We haven’t gained a lot of comfort from that process. And none of the other conditions are even close to being met. We are doing our own study of marine traffic. We want to understand the total number of ships that are out

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there plying our coast right now. Because all of them have fuel in them, and some are cargo ships that are big enough to have enough [bunker] fuel as a mini-tanker would. Part of this is trying to understand where our level of Coast Guard protection needs to be today, in order to protect us should there be a spill from the existing traffic. TF: Balancing the budget: the finance ministry’s current projections call for an upturn in natural gas royalties in the coming year. With the current glut of gas, isn’t that kind of far-fetched? PCC: It is going to be difficult to present a balanced budget, but I think, because we’re going to build in some [forecast] allowance, as we always do, and because we’re going to be completely transparent about the assumptions that have led us there, and because we aren’t going to fiddle with any of the assumptions that we receive from the experts in the Ministry of Finance, it’s going to be quite clear that we have done it. We have come by a balanced budget honestly. So when it comes to natural gas, you know that the assumption we use in the budget is based on a fairly complex formula that the Ministry of Finance has relied on for probably a decade now. We don’t fiddle with that.

There are those who would say we should artificially lower the [revenue projection] number that we use. But if you artificially lower it, what’s to stand in the way of artificially raising it? You either accept the advice of your experts or you don’t. And they’re the experts, not the politicians. TF: Right now we have a deficit gap of more than a billion dollars. Can that be closed without significant spending cuts, or tax increases, or both? PCC: You will see when we get to the budget. And it will be absolutely transparent how we got there. [Laughs] Nice try. TF: If the B.C. Liberals form a government in May, will the election date be changed so we don’t have to have this discussion about questionable spring election budgets? PCC: It’s not part of the plan today, but I’m sure it’s a discussion we’ll have in the next four years. I know that people have talked about it. I’m open to it. I’m not wedded to this particular date. ***** Next week I’ll have highlights from my year-end interview with NDP leader Adrian Dix. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Editor: I’m sure your inboxes are full of begging emails as Christmas draws nearer and 2012 approaches its end. This is just a very personal one, to ask you to support our 2013 Walk for Memories in aid of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and the more than 70,000 British Columbians already suffering from dementia. Although staggering, the number 70,000 is perhaps the tip of a giant iceberg as the Boomer generation ages. The money raised by some 24 Walks for Memories around the province goes to dementia research, support programs and advocacy. The ASBC is not one of B.C.’s “biggies” and it succeeds in keeping administrative costs comparatively low. Our Langley-Aldergrove-Abbotsford walk on Sunday, Jan. 27 ( January is Alzheimer Awareness Month), will be just the second for our community. Our first, held last Jan. 29 (amid a downpour that drenched the Lower Rainland), raised a staggering $44,000, which is a very high bar, a tough act to follow, and other worthy clichés. Many of you receiving this email did give generously to our 2012 walk, for which I hope you have already been thanked several times! Please would you now consider supporting our 2013 walk, either by heading to www.walkformemories.com and clicking on the Langley, Aldergrove and Abbotsford link, or by a direct donation to my personal fundraising campaign, via http://my.e2rm.com/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=1474419&langPref=en-CA If you would “just” like to make a donation, the latter link is the suggested route. If you would like to sign up as an individual supporter and/or as part of a team, then the first option makes sense. Or, if you would like to take part in a walk closer to where you are, the website lists all the walk options, such as Vancouver and Victoria. There are so many worthy causes begging for funds and attention and all charities (many of which I also personally support) are competing for limited donations. I just happen to feel that dementia is one riddle the scientific community hasn’t yet quite solved, and that there need to be vastly more facilities to help those in need, including the families who shoulder most of the caregiving burden. Thank you for any donations and support you can give (and, if you have read this far, thank you for that, too!). Janet Ingram-Johnson, Voluntary chair, 2013 Langley-Aldergrove-Abbotsford Walk for Memories.

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Editor: The Grinch has come early to the Township of Langley this year. He’s not wearing his usual green though. Instead, he is cleverly disguised as Bylaw Enforcement Officers. If you see one, do not approach. Indeed, these horrible creatures are certainly not in the Christmas spirit. Once again they are running around issuing tickets to otherwise law abiding citizens, who have committed the heinous crime of parking RVs in their driveways on their properties. This rather unique bylaw, is particular only to the Township of Langley, while no other neighbouring community has anything similar on the books. As I did last spring, I am once again raising awareness on this Council’s arrogance and ignorance on the matter. While they may be in a legal position to enforce this idiocy, they are certainly on the wrong side of the moral divide. I have received many emails from people, who, in all good faith, made all the right inquiries prior to the purchasing of their RVs or properties. Each one, at that time was told it was ok to park an RV in their driveway, prior to passage of this bylaw. Now, Council and the Mayor’s office have stabbed these people in the back by refusing to recognize their grandfathering privileges. This has created undue hardship for many. I, like many RV owners in the Township are completely fed up with this idiocy. There is no logic whatsoever behind the ridiculous law. Besides being a recreational vehicle, my RV is also an Emergency Shelter in the event of disaster, such as an earthquake. This may not be possible if it is locked away in a storage yard somewhere. I, and my family will be forced into the all ready overcrowded emergency shelters and be a drain on the system, as opposed to being self sufficient. Interesting that the Township would seem it fit to compromise my personal safety for sake of its goofy bylaw. As always, please feel free to contact me at albalogh@gmail.com Al Balogh, Aldergrove


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Crowds at the Canadian Museum of Flight witnessed a piece of history on a recent morning as a retired Conair Firecat Air Tanker made its final flight through Langley skies. Two fly-overs and a ceremonial water drop over Langley Regional Airport marked its last journey before the red plane was parked at the Canadian Museum of Flight. The Firecat, which was donated to the flight museum by Abbotsford-based Conair Aviation, is the greatest acquisition the centre has ever made, according to Bruce Friesen, vice president of the Canadian Museum of Flight. “Our job as a museum is to bring British Columbia’s aviation

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final pilots, Bill Findlay, a longtime volunteer with the museum, and Ray Horton, a pilot with Conair for more than 30 years. The pilots, who are also nextdoor neighbours, made it their ultimate goal to have a Firecat in Langley as soon as the planes were retired. They wanted to bring the “airplane home to our original home,” since Conair Aviation originated from Langley’s Skyway Air Services, which operated out of Langley Airport in the 1960s. “It means so much to the museum to have the aircraft here,” Findlay said. “It’s just the thrill of a lifetime. I’ve been involved in flying for 45 or 50 years and this is right up there with one of those big, big days.” It’s a big moment for Conair,

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An Aldergrove student takes on Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates in Royal Canadian Theatre’s annual British panto this holiday season. A traditional British pantomime in all its riotous hilarity is offered in this delightful interpretation of the childhood classic Robinson Crusoe, which sails into the Surrey Arts Centre Dec. 20 to Jan. 6. Join Robinson Crusoe 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 Robinson on as he battles the Fire Demon to save the beautiful Princess Friday. Marvel at the SUBMITTED PHOTO volcano and laugh at jokes your The cast of Robinson Crusoe and The Pirates “panto” ham it up for group photo. grandfather thought were old! Logan started acting when he Islander Warrior. years of writing, producing and Music, merriment, mayhem and Panto is a time-honoured directing pantomimes throughmagic complete your holiday was six, but this is his first expeseason as you cheer the good rience in a traditional British genre of British musical com- out Metro Vancouver, this edy theatre that puts a boister- British dynamo is responsible for guys, boo the bad and sing along panto. ous spin on familiar childhood creating vivid holiday memories “It is definitely a huge comwith your favourite performers. A cast of 40 steps onstage mitment but it has been worth stories, infusing them with a gen- and traditions for a whole genfor Royal Canadian Theatre’s it,” Deirdre commented. “Ellie erous helping of comic antics, eration of local audiences and (King) is an incred- topical jokes, toe-tapping music, performers. 2012 pantomime ible teacher; she is outrageously zany characters and Robinson Crusoe runs at the and among them is passionate about loads of opportunities for the Surrey Arts Centre with evening a young Cloverdale her craft and getting audience to get involved and join performances Dec. 20, 21, 22, resident, 13 year youth excited about the fun. Crafting pure British 27, 28, 29 and Jan. 2, 3, 4 and 5, old Logan Pickerell, theatre. She encour- Panto is a passion for Royal at 7 p.m. Matinee performances a grade 8 student aged Logan to audi- Canadian Theatre’s Artistic are on Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 and at DW Poppy tion for Panto; he Director Ellie King. Jan. 5, 6, at 3 p.m. Secondary. “You are never too young jumped at the chance Tickets are $23.95 adults and “He has been for theatre when it comes to a and is thrilled to be a $14.95 children, with all tickets attending the panto panto,” she reflects. “It’s fun for subject to a $2.75 box office fee. part of the show.” since he was four,” Logan is in the whole family.” She made They can be purchased in person his mother Deirdre Local student Logan her stage debut at age three, in a at the Surrey Arts Centre Box the chorus so he Pickerell said. “It was Pickerel makes his Christmas panto in Liverpool, Office, 13750 - 88 Avenue, by plays the parts of a an annual tradition in stage debut. Townsperson and an England. Now, with over 20 phone 604-501-5566 or online. our home.”

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As residents celebrate this festive time of year with family and friends, Township of Langley Council would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2013. Sincerely,

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Here are some options that you can consider during this holiday season. They might not always be the most convenient, but they’re certainly the safest: • Operation Red Nose – When you call, a team of volunteers will come to you – whether you’re at a bar or a private party – and will drive both you and your vehicle either to your home, or to your final destination for the night. It’s free, but if you give a donation, it will go to a local charity. See next page for more details.

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The process is simple, clients call for a ride and the first available vehicle comes to them. A designated driver chauffeurs the client in the client’s vehicle while two more volunteers in an escort vehicle follow them to their destination. It’s all done at no charge, but ORN volunteers do accept donations on behalf of the charity that is running the show. In Langley-Surrey, that’s the Langley Gymnastics Foundation.

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Aldergrove Kodiaks keeper Mark Menicucci was outstanding in net Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Aldergrove Arena, stopping all but three of the Richmond Sockeyes shots, in a 5-3 win for the Kodiaks.

The bear has awakened from its slumber, just as Aldergrove Kodiaks general manager Rick Harkins predicted. Four goals in the Saturday game’s first 10 minutes were more than enough to push the Kodiaks to a season-high sixth-straight victory. Samuel Ramsay opened the scoring 23 seconds in on Dec. 15 as the Kodiaks cruised to a 6-1 win over the Port Moody Panthers. The junior B PIJHL hockey game was played at the Port Moody Arena. Following Ramsay’s goal, Ryan Veillet struck for a pair of goals and Tyson Solotki made it 4-0. The Kodiaks’ Stefan Gonzales and Port Moody’s Jackson Surbey traded second period goals before Kodiaks captain Daniel Higgs completed the scoring in the third. Mark Menicucci made 31 saves. The Kodiaks goaltender leads the league with a sparkling .934 save percentage while also ranked third in goals against at 2.19. Aldergrove improved their record to 16-11-1-0. The Kodiaks play their final game before the holiday break on Dec. 19, hosting the Delta Ice

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Kodiaks defeat Outlaws 6-2 A three-goal second period helped the Aldergrove Kodiaks to a fifth straight victory. The junior B hockey club was at the Mission Leisure Centre on Dec. 13, where they corralled the Mission City Outlaws 6-2 in Pacific Junior Ice Hockey League action. The team’s winning streak is their longest of the season. Ryan Veillet and Cole Gastel scored less than two minutes apart early in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and the Kodiaks never looked back. Veillet would add another goal before intermission and after the Outlaws’s Zachary Moses cut the lead to 4-2 early in the third, Stephen Ryan and Joshua Cronin scored late. Cronin’s goal was an emptynetter. Aldergrove’s Kenny Prato and Mission’s David McGowan traded first period goals. Kodiaks keeper Cole MacInnes stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced for the win. Kodiaks defeat Sockeyes 5-3 The Aldergrove Kodiaks gave

everything they had Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Aldergrove Arena, and were rewarded with an important 5-3 win over the Richmond Sockeyes. It was the Kodiaks’ fourth win in a row and was a disciplined effort on both sides and the Sockeyes were the only ones to score on a power play. Richmond opened the scoring at 6:40 in the first but the Kodiaks responded with a pair to close the period up 2-1. Scoring for Aldergrove were Brandon Dolby at 8:31, from Tyson Solotki and Cole Gastel, and by Kenny Prato at 10:39, from Adam Callegari and MacLean Hewitt. The Sockeyes evened it up in the second period, and made it 3-2 at 40 seconds into the third on the power play. It was to be their last goal of the night though, as Aldergrove came back with three more for the 5-3 win. Scoring for the Kodiaks were Hewitt at 4:02, from Callegari and Prato, Stephen Ryan at 9:10 from captain Daniel Higgs, and Stefan Gonzales closed it out with an empty-netter at 19:58. Shots on goal were 45 for Sockeyes, 39 for Kodiaks. Game stars were Hewitt, Callegari and Gonzales.

Minor Hockey Highlights At left, Aldergrove’s Joel Gustafson (#8) and Cole Quechuck put the pressure on Surrey’s goalie in Atom C hockey action, Friday, Dec. 14 at Aldergrove Arena. Surrey won this game 6-1. At right, Aldergrove’s Lewis Nikkel tangles with a South Delta player in Peewee A hckey action Friday, Dec. 14 at Aldergrove Arena. HARRY HUNT PHOTOS

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8:30am - 4:30pm Closed Closed 8:30am - 6:00pm 8:30am - 6:00pm 8:30am - 6:00pm 9:00am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:30pm Closed 8:30am - 8:30pm

W.C. Blair Recreation Centre December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27 December 28 December 29 December 30 December 31 January 1 January 2

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

NOW HIRING A TRADESPERSON-PLUMBER/SPRINKLER FITTER IN SURREY SCHOOLS. The successful candidate will carry out planned and emergency maintenance, repair, and installation of institute water, gas, drainage, domestic hot water systems and backflow prevention assemblies. For more info and to apply, visit www.makeafuture.ca/surrey or www.surreyschools.ca.

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ELECTRICAL

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FURNITURE

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FEED & HAY

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PLUMBING

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PETS

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GERMAN SHEPHERDS registered. All ages & colours. $750-$1500. 604-882-9555. DeaSmith@shaw.ca

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European German Shepherd pups, 12 weeks, nice, classic colors. Lrg dogs CKC + all shots $1000/ea & up. 2 F. 604-538-4883

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332

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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.

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HIRING DRIVERS

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FURNITURE

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SUITES, LOWER

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

Sell your Car!

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

ALDERGROVE: 2 or 3 bdrm legal suite in new house. n/s, n/p. hydro & gas inc. 604-557-3794, 625-8789

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RENTALS

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

TRANSPORTATION 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. Glenbrookhomes.net

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

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

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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RENTALS 706

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

2008 CHEV COBALT 2dr couple auto loaded 80K white. $5600 obo. 778-895-7570

APARTMENT/CONDO

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 1680 SQ. FT. WAREHOUSE incl. 500 sq.ft. office; avail. Feb 1/13. $1,530/mo + tax. 3-7191 Progress Way, Delta (Tilbury) Bob Miller 604940-9507 milleroliver@dccnet.com

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

$675/MONTH, 1 bdrm apartment in Aldergrove, Avail Jan 1, N/P, N/S. 604-532-9905 or 604-341-9674.

2011 CHEVY AVEO 4dr sedan, standard, 10,000kms. $7800 obo. 778-895-7570

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

HOMES FOR RENT

SUITES, LOWER

ALDERGROVE: 26324 16th Ave. 2 Bdrm $650, 1 bdrm $550. Incl hydro N/P, (604) 626-4441 or 825-4611

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

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LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE. Bright & spacious 1 bdrm cottage on acreage, w/d, d/w, carport, avail Jan 1st, ns/np, refs req. $900/mo incl hydro. Call 604-857-1967.

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ALDERGROVE, Avail imm. 1 bdrm. NS/NP. $670/mo. Coin lndry in bldg. Call DAVE, 604-328-4461

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Wishing all our Clients & Friends Christmas Joy and a Happy & Prosperous New Year! Call the Aldergrove specialist... Ready to move, when you are. $549,900

27031 - FRASER HWY.

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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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4953 - 272ND STREET

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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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2825 - 256TH STREET

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$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.

Dan Flokstra

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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

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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27053 - 27 AVENUE

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$500,000

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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.

Call

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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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604-857-1100

#92 - 27044 - 32ND AVENUE

$217,900

FIRST TIME BUYERS ALERT Have a look here, very private back patio. Lovely wood fireplace, very neat and clean. This unit qualifies for all the first time home buyers perks. So call today and Let’s make a move happen.

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