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Organ recipients spreading cheer By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

Three organ transplant recipients and one organ donor hand-delivered some Christmas cheer in the form of big tins of popcorn to Langley Memorial Hospital’s physicians and nurses in the Intensive Care Unit and operating room on Dec. 17. “We try to go to as many hospitals as we can this time of year,” said heart transplant recipient Kristy Coldwell. “They may lose a patient here and those persons organs may save a life somewhere else. We want to acknowledge the work they do.” The 30-year-old Cloverdale woman received her new heart at the age of 17 after having congenital heart failure and three surgeries to keep her alive. “I’m getting married in June, I’m working. There’s a lot of rejection medication we have to take but we aren’t complaining. It’s amazing to have the 12 years I’ve had.” Coldwell was team captain for “Operation Popcorn.” The group said it’s important to let the doctors and nurses see the “living results” of all their hard work. “A group like this shows them the work they do saves lives. At LMH, they deal with the tragic side of the story because the transplants take place at Vancouver General,” said BC Transplant’s Megan Williams. “But you never know where a potential donor can come from.” This year marks the most transplants B.C. has ever seen, at just over 300. When they made up the cards last week for the popcorn, it read 287. That’s how many more transplants have taken place in such a short time. For double lung transplant recipient Darvy Culleton, 35, this time of year is extra special, but not because it’s Christmas. “I had my transplant, Dec. 19, 2006,” said the Coquitlam resident. He was born with cystic fibrosis. Now he is breathing better and enjoying life. Don Campbell, 46, is on his third kidney transplant, but this one has “worked the best,” he said. He has participated in Operation Popcorn six times because he feels it is that important to let doctors know the important work they do. Todd Reid, 36, gave his kidney to his best friend of 20 years on July 6, 2010. “He was dying. It was a no brainer. I’d do it again. Ten people were tested and I was a match,” he said. Reid lost his mom the year prior to him donating his kidney. She died waiting for a liver, he said. To find out more go to or go to the Facebook page.


Maria Martini and Helen Lee of Langley’s Food for Famine society awarded Aldergrove Secondary student Tiana Beirnes (centre) with a new iPad as her prize for her contributions to the cause.

Students learn to ‘be the change’ By KURT LANGMANN Aldergrove Star

An Aldergrove Secondary student was among local youths who were deeply moved and inspired by the relief work being done in countries where too many of the populace are malnourished. Tiana Beirnes, a grade 12 student at ACSS, attended World Food Day at the Langley Events Centre on Oct. 16. Here she heard renowned speakers like Mark Moore of Mana Nutrition, Michael Messenger of World Vision Canada, David McKenzie of Hope International Development Agency and Daniel Germain of Breakfast Clubs of Canada. “Watching the people live in poverty in the malnourished countries just breaks my heart and I dislike seeing them living like that because it was not their choice to live in poverty,” said Beirnes. “I have had and still have the dream and goal to fundraise enough to go to Africa and help people in need and I am going to accomplish that goal in the next year or two. “Once I heard about World Food

Day I knew it was the right action for me to participate and hear the special guest speakers talk from World Vision Canada, Breakfast Clubs of Canada, Hope International, and the partnership Food For Famine and many others. It was so inspiring to learn more in-depth about what they do to help out malnourished countries.” World Food Day Canada 2012 was the fourth annual World Food Day celebrated in Langley, and one of the largest events in all of Canada. World Food Day Canada is organized by the Food For Famine Society. Maria Martini is the founder of Food for Famine and organizer of World Food Day in Langley. “When I saw all the students that were taking part in World Food Day it put a smile on my face because I knew the more people that were there, the more the message gets spread,” said Beirnes. “I know I will keep on spreading the message. The quote that I heard the speakers say that day that will stick in my heart and in my head is, ‘If everyone makes a difference then the world will and could change.’ That would be

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Home sweet home: rebuilt in time for Christmas By VIKKI HOPES Aldergrove Star

As Abbotsford Police Sgt. Judy Dizy led Bill Connor by the hand to the front door of his newly renovated home on Friday afternoon, he paused. “You’re supposed to open the door, boss,” Dizy laughed. Connor did as directed and then turned to address the crowd of volunteers and media gathered behind him. “Take your boots off!” he joked as he stepped onto the recently laid hardwood floor and into his new living room, along with his wife Ann and their son John. Less than six weeks ago, the Connor family almost lost their 60-yearold home, located on Downes Road just east of Bradner Road. A chimney blaze left only the shell of the house, and the family didn’t have insurance. The trio’s future was in question, but Bill, who has lived on the property since he was two years old and is now in his 80s, didn’t want to move. A massive volunteer


Bill Connor stands on the front porch of his rebuilt home, which was restored by volunteers following a fire in November. effort – started by members of the Abbotsford Firefighters Charitable Society and the Abbotsford Police Union – resulted in a groundswell of support from throughout the Lower Mainland. Dizy helped coordinate the initiative along with her husband, firefighter Craig Bird, and Abbotsford Police Const. Paul Walker. The entire


home was rebuilt, using donated supplies and volunteer labour, at no cost to the family. New furniture, cabinets, countertops and appliances were provided, as were a new septic field, main water service, roof, and electrical and plumbing systems. Outside, the property was cleaned up and landscaping was done. A new driveway will be

poured once the weather improves. Final touches in the home included a decorated Christmas tree, a fresh apple pie on the kitchen counter, and a framed collage of old photos, including Bill playfully propping a young John on his shoulders. Dizy said donations came in from about 170 businesses, and there were so many offers that

four homes could have been built. About 200 people volunteered their skills and time. “We can’t thank the community enough … We wouldn’t have been able to do this without them. We’re talking thousands and thousands of man hours,” she said. The goal from the start of the renovation four weeks ago was to have the Connors back in

their home by Christmas. They have been staying in a hotel – also paid for by donations – since the Nov. 11th fire. Walker said the experience, and seeing the family back in their home, was rewarding. “It’s overwhelming. The tears are holding back,” he said at the scene. About 200 supporters came to see the big

“reveal,” and Dizy read a letter to them on behalf of the Connors. “We appreciate all the help from everyone. We have no words at this time to really show our feelings,” the letter stated. Walker said having finished the project in such a short time frame is a relief to all those involved. “Our goal is complete. They are home. That’s all that matters.”

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A proposed composting facility in north Aldergrove is raising concerns among neighbours, but the proponents want a chance to prove the facility will not be a bad neighbour. Composting creates wonderful earth, but it doesn’t have to be dirty. That’s the philosophy behind Glenval Organics Ltd. and its proposal to open a state-ofthe-art green waste composting facility in Langley. “For decades, residential green waste was simply dumped into municipal landfills. We know that isn’t costeffective for taxpayers and it’s not environmentally responsible,” says Scott Temreck of Glenval Organics. “We want to compost green waste using the latest proven methods that eliminate odours and produce highquality organic soil.” Glenval has acquired a 12.32-hectare property, located at 25330 - 88 Ave., in Langley, where it plans to build a small scale composting facility to handle green residential waste from Lower Mainland communities. The company does not intend to compost food waste, which is the typical culprit in unpleasant odours. The rural property, a former fill and gravel pit, is already uniquely designated with RU-5A zoning which allows for composting but Glenval intends to

go a step further to become the only licensed facility in Langley to compost green yard waste. “It is our goal to be the first yard waste compost facility in the Metro Vancouver region to receive an Air Quality Permit,” says Temreck. Temreck says Glenval will meet or exceed all environmental regulations that apply to the composting industry and will protect the environment through sensitive management practices. Glenval will prevent pollution by minimizing waste and resource consumption and has established its own Environmental Management System (EMS). “Our EMS protocols will govern any and all environmental issues we encounter in our operation,” says Temreck. “This includes monitoring and controlling odour, dust control, vector control and storm water protection control. We regard the EMS as a living document that we will regularly update.” All odours generated through the natural composting process will be collected and diverted through an industrial bio-filter. As well, Glenval is committed to protecting all environmental aspects of the property with a concentrated effort

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on ground water. Temreck says Glenval will “far exceed the minimum distance” its infrastructure must maintain in relationship to environmentally sensitive areas, also known as setback regulations. “The composting system will be enclosed and is designed to collect any leachate into tanks and recycle it back into the composting process,” Temreck points out. “We don’t anticipate any excess leachate, but if there is, it will be pumped from the collection tanks and delivered to an approved off-site facility. We also want to improve on the existing surface flow of storm water runoff by diverting it through a series of settling ponds.” Temreck says traffic will be minimally increased along 88th Avenue – already designated as a commercial truck route – which, according to the Township of Langley, handles between 2,500-5,000 vehicles daily. At a maximum, 16 trucks would arrive per day at Glenval, representing less than a one per cent increase in traffic volume. “By composting locally, we reduce greenhouse gases associated with longdistance trucking, and municipalities benefit by saving on gas expenses and employees’ time,” Temreck says.


The public and local politicians joined Muriel Arnason Library staff in Indian bhangra dancing during the Diwali celebrations last month.

Search is on for man who stole car at gunpoint Aldergrove Star

Abbotsford Police are searching for a man who broke into a home, struck a police cruiser and produced a handgun to steal another vehicle. The incident began at about 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 when police were called about a break-in at a home in the 30000-block of Nicholson Road

in north Abbotsford. When officers arrived, the suspect fled in a pickup – later determined to be stolen from Burnaby – and struck a police vehicle parked at the end of the driveway before fleeing south on Mt. Lehman Road. Minutes later, police deployed a spike belt, but the pickup contin-

ued south, where it was involved in a crash with another vehicle at Mt. Lehman Road and Cardinal Avenue. The suspect produced a handgun, forcing a woman out of her Toyota Corolla before fleeing in it westbound on the Trans-Canada Highway. No one was seriously injured.

Attempts to locate the vehicle throughout the evening were unsuccessful. The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his 20s or 30s wearing a dark hoodie. He was last seen driving a 2006 grey Toyota Corolla with B.C. licence plate 726 PHL.

If located, please call your local police. The Abbotsford Police major crime unit is continuing its investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Langley RCMP cleared of any wrongdoing in fatal crash By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

The Independent Investigation Office has cleared Langley RCMP of any wrong-doing in a fatal crash on 16 Avenue that killed 47-year-old Victor Duarte on Oct. 29. Duarte, a beloved father and husband from Delta, was killed instantly when the driver of a pickup truck who was fleeing from police drove into an intersection, hitting another vehicle, which in turn hit Duarte’s vehicle. Duarte’s wife has been given the IIO’s report and has asked for privacy, said IIO Chief Civilian Director Richard Rosenthal on Friday. He made the report and spoke to its conclusions at a press conference in Surrey. Langley RCMP traffic services was conducting a speed check and Automated Licence Reader enforcement project in the 24000 block of 0 Avenue after residents in the area had

complained of speeding. Around 5:30 p.m., the ALPR identified a passing vehicle, a dark green pickup truck, as being associated to a prohibited driver. That pickup was flagged down by officers and directed to pull over. Officers attempted to pull the truck over and the driver fled the scene. Rosenthal said he wouldn’t be releasing the speed of the truck because that is part of a criminal investigation into the driver’s actions. Two police vehicles pursued the truck, with emergency lights on, travelling more than 100 km/hr on a 60 km/hr road. But according to the IIO report, the lead vehicle discontinued the pursuit in 36 seconds. The officer deciding to pull over and turn off the lights instead, judging the pursuit as fruitless. Still, less than three minutes later, a collision involving the pickup truck

and two other vehicles took place, leaving Duarte dead and the suspect truck driver seriously injured, said the IIO. Police later said he is a 27-year-old Chilliwack man. The IIO immediately took over jurisdiction into the actions of the involved Langley RCMP officers. Six IIO investigators went to the scene and two more were brought in for the investigation. “I’ve concluded there is no criminal violation on part of the officers involved,” said Rosenthal. He stressed that the role of the IIO is not RCMP policy, in regards to police pursuits, but whether or not there are reasons to pursue criminal charges on the part of police involved. “Whether or not these officers followed RCMP policy is up to the RCMP,” he said. Rosenthal said because Langley RCMP continue to investigate and possibly lay criminal charges against

the truck driver, he won’t be releasing the names of the officers involved or the suspect driver. The IIO interviewed witnesses, obtained copies of the radio communications that took place between the involved officers as well as computer aided dispatch records and video footage from the RCMP patrol vehicles. The RCMP officer who was the lead vehicle in the short pursuit provided a voluntary written statement to the IIO. The second officer who was driving behind the lead vehicle declined to provide a statement. Just like anyone else, the officers are allowed to refuse to give a statement to the IIO. This is the first investigation in Langley conducted by the IIO. They Victor Duarte was killed on Oct. 29 as took over investigating police-related the result of a driver evading police deaths several months ago. Prior to and crashing into another vehicle. That that, police conducted their own vehicle in turn struck Duarte’s vehicle investigations. The IIO currently has on 16 Avenue as he was on his way 11 files, and has closed three. home from work.

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Launching Pad into recovery By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

Newcomers to the Launching Pad Recovery House usually spend their first night wrapped in a blanket, on one of two couches in the foyer of the 70-year-old former nursing home on 160 Street in South Surrey. Once they’ve sobered up, their next stop is the office just off the foyer, where a no-nonsense Roy Stock, the house manager, gives them a choice. No drugs. No alcohol. They must do their chores, show up on time for meetings and be prepared to go 30 days with no contact with family and friends. Or they can leave. And die. “This disease does not take prisoners,” Stock says. Stock is a former Launching Pad resident who says he used to think he was just fine when he was working at a well-paying job and drinking Crown Royal. “I thought I was a high-class guy.” But he eventually ended up drinking anything that had alcohol, including liquid disinfectants, gasline antifreeze – even melting down cooking fuel to get at the alcohol. Stock is one of the Launching Pad success stories. There are many others on the wall of the dining room, where several photo montages hang. Every past resident’s picture can be found there, too. A few have black circles drawn around their image. “They didn’t make it,” says Launch Pad addictions rehabilitation society president Ken Falconer. The Launching Pad Recovery House began operating in June of 1994 at a 12-bed facility in Aldergrove. It relocated to its South Surrey location in 2001 and became a non-profit society the following February. Over 18 years, it’s estimated the Launching Pad has provided room and board for 2,000 men. Residents are provided with meals, counseling, life-skills training and employment and education programs. At any given time, the house is home to up to 30 homeless men suffering from alcoholism and addiction. The house currently provides 28 beds (six single and 11 double rooms) of transitional housing for homeless individuals in recovery. Of the 27 current residents, 15 have two years of sobriety. Tony Bougher, a Langley resident, has made it past his first year. Bougher has the Bhuddist Om,


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Tony Bougher has found a better life at the Launching Pad society. from the prayer mantra Om Mani Pad, a bargain compared to the Padme Hum, tattooed on the thousands of dollars a homeless, palm of his right hand, a souvenir addicted man can cost the sysof his days as a street musician in tem in police, court and hospital Portland, Ore., when he performed expenses over the same period. In 2007, when the society was as part of a band called Land of the facing shutdown because the thenBlind. Those were fun times, he says, owner of the leased building was but the fun included a lot of drugs going to sell the property, the proand alcohol, and it eventually over- vincial government stepped in. Victoria provided a down paywhelmed him. After 13½ months at Launching ment of $205,000 in the form of a Pad, he has, finally, resumed paint- grant towards the purchase of the ing, and one of his first projects is building, plus another $500,000 in completing a long-delayed commis- the form of a mortgage. Annual operational funding sion, of a rustic barn in a field. For several months after he got is provided through the provinhis paints and canvasses out of stor- cial government’s Direct Access age, he couldn’t bring himself to Program. But the building they bought is touch them. He was scared that would make a 70-year-old wood-frame structure with single-glazed windows and him want to go back to using. “I used to only think I could dodgy weatherstripping. “Whenever the wind blows, our paint with the use of drugs and curtains move, whether our winalcohol,” Bougher says. dows are open or not,” Falconer He knows better now. “I’m excited by the painting,” he says. The 70-year-old furnace is not says. His home is one half of a shared the most efficient, either. The industrial stove in the kitchroom that he calls his “sanctuary.” “If I had never come to this en is more than 10 years old and place, I would never have had the showing its age, too. Falconer hopes to find funding opportunity to learn as many things about myself as fast I did,” Bougher to build a new home on the current lot that would increase the number tells a visitor. “I would never have learned in of beds from 28 to 50, with another 10 years what I learned (here) in 12 available for emergency shelter. For more information about one year.” It costs around $550 a month to Launching Pad, visit www.launchhouse each resident of Launching

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VICTORIA – They’re well on the way to stopping the expansion of oil exports to Asia. Now will B.C.’s American branch-plant environmental machine turn on natural gas? A couple of weeks ago I described the dispute between the Haisla Nation and the rest of the Coastal First Nations group over the pioneering of liquefied natural gas development on Haisla territory at Kitimat. Powerful chiefs of the Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, Haida and others in the so-called Great Bear Rainforest oppose the idea of kicking off a new LNG export industry without extending the hydro grid to support renewable power for the region. LNG is shaping up as B.C.’s largest-ever industrial project, if it gets built. And there are signs the American-directed environmental attack is swinging to our gas boom. Some in the Canadian media insist no such U.S. influence exists, or that it is trivial and benign. They mock federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s description of “foreign radicals,” pretending this applies to everyone opposed to oil pipelines. There weren’t many reporters with me when I covered the negotiations for the Great Bear Rainforest in 2006. To the Vancouver media it was just a big forest deal up in the middle of nowhere. Along with B.C. cabinet minister Pat Bell, Coastal First Nations and forest companies, the Sierra Club, ForestEthics and Greenpeace muscled their

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way to the table. How they did so became clear in early 2007. Behind these big three eco-propaganda groups was a $60 million war chest from an obscure outfit called Tides Canada. Another front group, as it turns out. The actual source of the money was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Wilberforce Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Most made their billions in computers and software in San Francisco or Seattle. They’ve funded scientifically suspect campaigns such as “Yellowstone to Yukon” and “boreal forest” aimed at turning more than a third of Canada into parks. Increasingly, they are partnering with aboriginal people in B.C. and across Canada. Some in B.C.’s major media have since grudgingly credited independent B.C. researcher Vivian Krause with filling in the blanks. She has shown that starting in 2002, these foundations began formally organizing against Canadian fossil fuel production. When the B.C. and Canadian governments matched the $60 million Great Bear Rainforest fund for “ecosystem-based” forest management, they didn’t realize they were reinforcing a blockade against oil exports. Tides and its backers have continued to fund and create new protest groups, which are quoted as

they pop up by credulous B.C. media. Their argument against oil exports centres on the sexy but false premise that Alberta’s “tar sands” somehow uniquely threaten the global climate. Lately, as the size of B.C.’s gas development has become clearer, the protests have started to refocus. Now we hear dire claims about the decades-old technique of “fracking” in gas development, and previously obscure groups are springing up to protest gas projects. Hollywood is about to gas us with an anti-fracking movie starring Matt Damon. Previews suggest that Promised Land works the usual evil-greedy-capitalist themes, in the Avatar tradition. ForestEthics, Sierra Club and Greenpeace, meanwhile, are campaigning against their original forest preservation deal on B.C.’s Central and North Coast. Sustainable development solutions aren’t good for their business model. If people think a problem is solved, they stop sending money. Meanwhile, the U.S. is surging ahead with its own shale oil and gas boom. Plans are underway for LNG exports from the U.S. to Asia. I think 2013 would be a good year for Canada to start making its own decisions on energy development. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

Farmland issue is future

Editor: I went to the city hall meeting to hear a developer pitch his proposal to take up to 400 acres of land from Bradner and turn it into an “industrial park.” This developer is promising millions of dollars in tax revenue, and thousands of jobs. For the most part there were two obvious kinds of people attending with me – namely farmers, who are worried about industry encroachment on their way of life (mainly in the form of noise and traffic), and secondly, people who bought ALR land and would really like to sell it as industrial-zoned land. Also, there appeared to be many children of the latter who would like to work in one of the thousands of jobs that will be available to them in this industrial area when they graduate. Much like seven years ago when this same development was defeated, people inside the proposed zone attested to terrible soil, soil unfit to grow anything, soil so bad it rotted the feet off the goats at one poor woman’s farm. Amazingly, just outside the red lines of the map, people have soil which is good enough to run productive farms, growing vegetable and berry crops, and raising dairy cattle (and even goats with good feet) – many who have farmed in Bradner for generations. I’m not going to argue what matters or who matters more, however, I would caution people who don’t have a use for farmland to buy it on speculation that it can be rezoned out of the ALR. The real issue should be the future, as a couple of speakers pointed out. Hundreds of acres were removed from the ALR for industrial development near the airport years ago and the city has been spending considerable tax dollars to service this property with an eye to the future. The city should protect their investment, continue on with their plan that they have been spending our money on. I know it will be disappointing for some, but please tell this developer to try again when there is a proven need for a 400-acre industrial park, which would be neighbouring a 950 acre industrial park (Gloucester), which after 30 years of development is not yet half full. If you ate today, thank a farmer. Anne Graham, Abbotsford

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Editor: Okay, so now that we are all clear: Mr. Ferguson plans to give his expenses to charity, Mr. Ward believes in entitlement, and Ms. Dornan thinks it’s okay to have her travel expenses paid for by the taxpayer because she already gives part of her salary to charity. I’d like to know what these people are thinking? Use the taxpayers’ money and donate it to a charity of his choice, take it because someone said he should, and it’s okay because I already donate to charity? Excuse me, folks. That is my money, and money belonging to other taxpayers and you think you can justify it with these excuses. When the next election comes around none of you will be on my ‘yes’ list. Debbie Atkinson, Langley

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B. Coal exports through Metro Vancouver C. Daily passage of U.S. oil tankers from Alaska to Washington refineries D. The Pacific Trails gas pipeline to Kitimat

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The news affecting B.C. in 2012 sometimes seemed too bizarre to be believed. Here’s a tonguein-cheek holiday news quiz compiled by Metro Vancouver reporter Jeff Nagel.

3. BC Lottery Corp. pushed for reforms allowing: A. 1,000% increase in online betting limits B. Single-event sports betting C. Betting your car at B.C. casinos D. Betting on elections, wars and which religion is best 4. Fraser Health embarked on an intensive cleaning of hospitals after an outbreak of: A. Scabies B. C. difficile C. Whooping cough D. Norovirus 5. TransLink shelved plans to build: A. Gondola up to SFU B. Funicular tramway in White Rock to carry beach-goers up and down the hill C. Deluxe SkyTrain cars with bar service for premium high-end bookings D. Adventure zip line across the Fraser River under the Golden Ears Bridge 6. David Black, owner of this newspaper, announced plans in August to build a: A. Space station B. Pulp and paper mill C. Oil refinery D. Insane asylum for


18: BC Ferries considered this to reduce costs or boost revenue: A. Cutting North Coast run, now subsidized by $2,364.72 per car B. Reducing number of sailings with no passengers C. Putting video slot machines on board as Maritime ferries have D. Cutting Mill Bay ferry, which runs beside a Vancouver island highway

A snakehead fish captured from a pond in Burnaby in June and killed before it could escape. reporters evaders, Transportation pipelines Minister Blair Lekstrom C. Amend the 7. Metro Vancouver approved: Fisheries Act to downenacted new regulations A. Withholding of grade protection for salmto control: licences and insurance by on habitat 19. What effect A. Urban raccoons ICBC D. All of the above is expected from and coyotes B. Tasering of fare Washington and B. Grease dumped cheats by Transit Police 14. Which projdown drains C. Use of collection ect would NOT bring Colorado legalizing mariC. The use of shark agencies more tankers to Metro juana? A: Revival of bankrupt fins in restaurants D. Dumping offenders Vancouver? Hostess Twinkies proD. Jet skis off beaches on Bowen Island A. Enbridge’s in regional parks Northern Gateway oil duction under Chinese ownership 11. How many oil pipeline B: A revenue decline 8. Dilbit is: tankers would enter B. Kinder Morgan’s for B.C.’s highest-value A. An Indian salty Burrard Inlet each year proposal to twin its Trans export crop snack that was recalled by (up from about 60 now) Mountain oil pipeline. C: Decline of antiits Surrey manufacturer. if Kinder Morgan’s proC. A new jet fuel pipeB. A grade of paving posal to twin its Trans line serving Vancouver smart meter protests in the Kootenays aggregate used by engi- Mountain pipeline is International Airport D: Reduction of U.S. neers on the South Fraser approved? D. Expansion of Perimeter Road to reduce A. 150 Chevron’s Burnaby refin- handguns smuggled into B.C. noise. B. 220 ery C. Diluted bitumen, C. 300 20. B.C.’s transportaa heavy grade of crude D. 500 15: Which of the foloil diluted so it flows lowing did NOT alarm tion ministry rejected this through pipelines 12. Surrey officials public health authorities: proposed use of the old D. A new cartoon strip briefly considered using A. Deaths of young Port Mann Bridge: A. A public greenway for Black Press newspa- what method to bust dog people who used ecstasy and aerial park above the pers walkers who don’t pick laced with PMMA up after their pets? B. Whooping cough Fraser River B. Recycling of mate9. Metro Vancouver A. Live video sur- outbreak in the Fraser rials into new Pattullo directors said another veillance in city parks Valley potential use of a new combined with frequent C. Recall of tainted Bridge so the tolls can be trash incinerator could be patrols beef from XL Foods plant lowered C. Community garden to burn: B. Snitch site where in Alberta D. Keeping it as a A. Marijuana con- residents could post cellD. Salmon exposed to fiscated by police from phone photos/videos of radiation from Japanese backup in case something goes wrong with the new grow-ops offenders nuclear disaster one B. Sensitive docuC. Development of ANSWERS: 1-D; ments they may have DNA database of licensed 16: Which was NOT to disclose through dogs so excrement can be a target for protesters in 2-A; 3-B; 4-B; 5-A; 6-C; 7-B; 8-C; 9-D; 10-A&C; Freedom of Information tested and dog owners 2012: requests. fined A. Proposed B.C. oil 11-C; 12-C; 13-D; 14-A; C. Complaint letters pipelines and increased 15-D; 16-C; 17-D; 18-B; 19-B; 20-A from the Fraser Valley 13. The federal gov- tanker exports Regional District ernment angered B.C. D. Special or hazard- groups by moving to: Aldergrove United Church ous wastes A. Close the Kitsilano Welcomes you. coast guard base Come and join our services and enjoy the fellowship 10. Confronted with B. Streamline and Sundays @ 10:00 am news TransLink had no shorten environmental #101 - 27336 Fraser Hwy. • 604-856-8675 power to punish fare assessments for new oil



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public notice Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program Ending After March 29, 2013, toilet rebates for Township residents on private wells or the municipal water system will no longer be available. Toilet Rebate application forms with eligible receipts dated on or before March 29, 2013 will be considered for rebate, subject to the verification and approval process. All applications must be received within 90 days of purchase date. Applications received after June 28, 2013 will not be processed. Toilet recycling is available until March 29, 2013, Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm, at the Township Operations Centre, 4700 - 224 Street. After March 29, applicants are responsible for proper disposal of old toilets to the Langley Transfer Station, 1070 - 272 Street. Engineering Division 604.532.7300

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Recycle your Christmas tree at the following events.

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10th Langley Scouting Group (Fundraiser) by donation

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Monday, January 14 | 7 - 11pm Regular Council Meeting Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre

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2nd Brookswood Scouts (Fundraiser) by donation Dates: Saturday, January 5 Time: 9am to 4pm Location: Brookswood Secondary School, 20902 - 37A Avenue

Langley Meadows Scouts (Fundraiser) by donation

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Dates: Saturday, January 5 Time: 9am to 3pm Location: Langley Meadows Elementary, 2244 Willoughby Way

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(100% of proceeds to BC Cancer Foundation) Dates: Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6 Time: 9am to 3pm Location: Willowbrook Shopping Centre (Northwest corner of parking lot)

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The Township of Langley is holding two open houses to present information gathered from the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan Public Consultation Workshops held in October. Property owners, business owners, and residents of the community are encouraged to attend one of the open houses (each will cover the same material) and provide input. They are being held in conjunction with open houses for the Anderson Creek Integrated Stormwater Management Plan. Date: Time: Place: Address:

Tuesday, January 15 3:30pm – 8:00pm Brookswood Secondary School (small gymnasium) 20902 – 37A Avenue

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Saturday, January 19 10:00am – 2:00pm Brookswood Secondary School (small gymnasium) 20902 – 37A Avenue

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Town Hall Meeting: Propane Cannons

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In September 2012, Council’s Agricultural Advisory Committee created a Task Force to address the use of bird scare devices (propane cannons) in the Township of Langley. Stakeholder consultation is a key component of the work. The Propane Cannon Task Force will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting to collect comments from stakeholders in the community. Members of the public, particularly those who live and work in the Township of Langley, are encouraged to provide comments on the use of propane cannons. Date: Thursday, January 17 Time: 7 - 9 pm Location: Township of Langley Civic Facility Fraser River Presentation Theatre Address: 20338 – 65 Avenue A speakers list is being established to help manage the event. Speakers will present on a first come, first served basis. The speakers list is open for registration until the end of the entire Town Hall Meeting. Please call the phone number below to register. Each speaker will have a maximum of five minutes to provide comments and will have only one chance to present. PowerPoint presentations are permitted as long as they are provided at least four hours prior to the Town Hall Meeting. A comment sheet is available for those who prefer to provide written comments and those who wish to provide comments beyond the five-minute speaking limit. The Propane Cannon Task Force will not ask any questions or provide answers to speakers at the Town Hall Meeting. Any necessary followup would be done at a later date. A second meeting has been tentatively scheduled for January 24, 2013 to accommodate additional speakers, if necessary. Community Development Division 604.533.6154

Anderson Creek Integrated Stormwater Management Plan The Township of Langley is developing an Integrated Stormwater Management Plan for the Anderson Creek watershed. It will guide municipal decision making in the watershed as it outlines how to integrate land use, stormwater runoff, and environmental values. The Township is holding two open houses to present information and receive input for the study. For a detailed map of the catchment area, please visit Property owners, business owners, and residents of the community are encouraged to attend one of the open houses (each will cover the same material) and provide input. They are being held in conjunction with open houses for the Brookswood/Fernridge Community Plan. Date: Time: Place: Address:

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Hundreds of car enthusiasts gathered at Cascades Casino and Convention Centre on Dec. 4 to indulge in another passion — philanthropy. Members of the B.C. Hotrod Association auctioned off dozens of tools, car parts, nostalgic pieces, historic signs and pictures at its annual Christmas auction, benefitting Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association.

Since the event started 10 years ago, the BCHRA has raised more than $100,000 for the Aldergrovebased equestrian association, which provides assistance for special needs children and adults through therapeutic horseback riding. As one of the club’s largest events of the year, “for us it’s a big deal,” said BCHRA president Keith Biddlecombe. “Our members take this very seriously.

“We feel really good about supporting them,” he said. “Even in tough times over the past few years we’ve been able to raise a lot of money.” An open house and cheque presentation ceremony for BCHRA took place at Valley Therapeutic earlier this month (Dec. 16). “We know they’re putting the money to good use and it’s making a difference with the kids,” Biddlecombe said.

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Hundreds of additional electrical products – from drills and other power tools to sports equipment such as treadmills – can now be returned to B.C. depots for recycling. The July 1 expansion of the ElectroRecycle program first launched last fall means consumers are also now paying an extra recycling fee when they buy new products that are covered. A laser level sold in B.C. now costs 75 cents more, while the fees

are $2.75 for sewing machines and $4.25 for exercise machines. Those charges, which fund the industry stewardship program, are in addition to fees on many other small appliances that kicked in last October, adding $2.25 to the cost of new toasters and blenders, for example, or an extra $10 for a large microwave oven. “With these new product categories, ElectroRecycle will help divert even more electrical products from disposal to resource recovery,” Recycling Council of B.C. CEO Brock Macdonald said.

“The expanded program will also help municipalities spend less on managing waste.” Whether the fees charged are separately itemized on a bill or are included in a product’s price depends on the retailer. Formerly known as Unplugged, the expanded program now covers virtually all consumer electrical products with a power plug or battery that weren’t already being collected by depots through other programs. It’s the latest in a growing set of takeback programs in B.C.

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The news is good for British Columbia’s economic future and the Township of Langley is right in the mix. Langley Township’s Economic Development Department hosted its second Economic Forum on November 14. More than 300 people came to the Langley Events Centre to learn how the community’s business climate will look in the years to come, and heard from a panel of experts that included Ken Peacock, Chief Economist with the Business Council of BC; Jordan MacDonald, co-owner of Frontline Real Estate Services; and Steve Nicol, owner of Lions Gate Consulting. Mayor Jack Froese opened the discussion by noting the Township of Langley has a mission to attract, retain, and grow industry, investment, and jobs. “Diversifying and expanding Langley business is key,” he said, noting that “working here makes people want to live here too.” The Township has a vision to maintain its livable, sustainable community and healthy economy in the years ahead through strategies that embrace the arts and culture, protect heritage resources, and enhance agricultural viability. “It is people who truly make visions and plans come to life,” Froese said, and encouraged local business people to help achieve


those goals. Peacock provided an overview of the global, provincial, and local economy. He said there has been modest growth and “B.C. is in comparatively good shape.” With its diversity of business, strong construction sector, new infrastructure, and rising population, there is “very good news for Langley as a growing community,” Peacock said. “It is a challenge to manage growth, but it has a lot of economic benefits.” “Congratulations to Langley, you’ve done a great job of attracting businesses,” he added, noting that the Township is one of only two municipalities in Metro Vancouver that has seen the number of business licences issued grow every year for the past twelve years. MacDonald said the Township’s affordable housing and large labour pool makes it attractive to employers and “Langley is a high priority market for retailers.” The Gateway area at the northern end of 200 Street is currently a focal point for attracting businesses, he said, thanks to its accessibility and central location. “Large national companies such as Great West Life, KPMG, Deloitte, and Pharmasave are all taking up big chunks of office space along this vital corridor in order to service the Fraser Valley in an efficient and effective way.”

Nicol discussed the new Economic Development Strategy he helped prepare for the Township’s Economic Development Department. Created with public input and endorsed by Langley Township Council, the document sets goals for the Economic Development Department that focus on business, people, and place. Priorities include forging relationships with businesses, creating partnerships to enhance educational opportunities and attract international talent, and ensuring infrastructure and land use strategies are in place to accommodate new businesses. John Graham, Chair of the Township’s Economic Development Advisory Committee, who served as MC, and organizers of the Economic Forum were pleased to see so many business people taking an active interest in the community’s future. “We held our first Economic Forum in 2009 and attracted just over 100 people,” said Township Manager of Economic Development Gary MacKinnon. “With three times that number coming to this year’s event, it is obvious people want to know what to expect and to explore ways to continue thriving as we look towards our very bright economic future.”

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estimated 40 per cent of the crop is Abbotsford is also home to grown in the Abbotsford area. packers and processors who proWORKING TOGETHER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS A long stretch of warm weather But it is also the result of great duce blueberry jam, yogurt filling has offered three months of near- weather. June was cold and wet, but and other products. perfect conditions for the blueberry the berries survived, and the crop Mike Phillips of Berryhill Foods crops of the Fraser Valley, and pro- has thrived in the sunshine. said the bumper crop was good for ducers are expecting their best year “The weather was awesome,” processors too. ever. said Etsell. “When June finished – “It’s a growing industry. Every BoardEtsell, anddirector Township Debbie of the we couldn’t have asked for a better year is a little better,” he said. “We B.C.Council Blueberry Tour Council,Slope said last July-August-September.” had a good year. The quality was yearRecently, there were 95 million pounds The harvest was so bountiful really good for the processed berthe Board of Education and of blueberries in B.C., and that it was difficult to get enough ries, and our grower support was Members ofgrown the District Leadership Team thisjoined year’s estimate is 105 farm labourers in the fields when very good.” members of million. Langley Township She said some of that is the they of were needed, she said. Etsell noted that the farm gate council and Township staff on a tour result increased plantingregion. that The tour “It was tough for them to get value of the blueberry crop was the of growing Willoughby has provided been taking place since 2008, crop picked off right when they approximately $150 million last an opportunity for the the Board as prices increase. It has brought needed year, and she expects it to be at least and Township to review areas of current to,” she said. the and totalplanned crop togrowth, 23,000 asks acresquestions in There of are still varieties of blue- that again this year. the staff, province, of that between berries ripening and being picked “Abbotsford’s got a great indusand most continue ongoing discussions Board and Council visit Richard Elementary on plans toChilliwack, work together to meet Richmond and and she for the the fresh market. try inBulpitt its own backyard.” site. By NEIL CORBETT Aldergrove Star

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What belongs in your Neighbourhood Learning Centre? School District No. 35 seeks input on possible community uses and services. The Willoughby slope area will be home to two new Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) spaces, with more to come as additional schools are built. NLCs are intended to serve the entire local community and not just the families who attend the schools that house them. The goal is for schools and community


organizations to partner together to create inviting places where people of all ages can access education, community services, recreation and culture every day throughout the year. Within each of the new South East Yorkson area school and Lynn Fripps Elementary, there are two types of NLC spaces; shared rooms that are available for rent based on availability (i.e. gym, multipurpose

room, etc.) and leasable space that is available for a long term service provider. We invite you to share your thoughts on the types of services and uses you would like to see within our new Neighbourhood Learning Centres by visiting: Additional thoughts or questions may also be sent via SEYorksonfeedback@

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All children who will be five years old by December 31, 2013 are eligible to register for the Kindergarten program that begins in September 2013. Registration for Kindergarten will take place Monday, January 21, 2013. The following documents are required at the time of registration: • Proof of age (Birth Certificate) • Proof of Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status must be provided for both student and parent (Canadian Birth Certificate, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship Card, Landed Immigrant documentation, Permanent Resident documentation/ cards) • Proof or Residence (Mortgage Papers, Property Tax Notice or Lease/Rental Agreement) • Registration Form (also available at your child’s school) For more information about registration times, please contact your neighbourhood school. To confirm your catchment school, click on the School Locator link found on our website or contact 604-534-7891.

A District Program for Kindergarten age children of Aboriginal Ancestry Eagle is a full day kindergarten literacy program for children of Aboriginal ancestry. It builds confidence for early reading along with cultural pride. Elders and cultural presenters are an integral component of the Eagle Class. Children from any catchment in Langley School District can attend the Eagle Kindergarten at Fort Langley Elementary School. Free busing is provided. Based on elements of the very successful PALS (Parents As Literacy Supporters) program, Eagle invites parents to participate in their children’s learning. Applications are available at neighbourhood schools or from the Langley School District Aboriginal Program. Kindergarten registration starts Monday, January 21st, 2013. Contact Janet Stromquist at 604-888-2111.

Preparing for Inclement Weather Snow closures and power outages are annual occurrences in the Langley School District. To obtain the latest information about the status of schools during periods of inclement weather, visit our District website and click on the School Status / Closure. Current information is also posted on the Langley School District’s Information Hotline at 604-532-1453 (Please do

not call your child’s school) Local radio stations are also informed of school status in Langley. Tune in to CKWX 1130 AM, CKNW 980 AM, Country Radio 107.1 FM or CBC 690 AM for updates. We will also be posting updates to Twitter @LangleySchools and LangleySchoolDistrict.

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Langley’s International Festival Society will host its third annual Multicultural Gala Dinner & Awards evening on Saturday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m. at the Fort Langley Golf and Country Club, 9782 McKinnon Crescent, Langley. The celebration recognizes the individuals and organizations for their great work for promoting equality and diversity in our community. Last year, Muriel Arnason Library, Langley Community Services Society, and Brandon Gabriel were the proud winners. Muriel Arnason Library was awarded in ‘Innovative Projects’ category for its outstanding contribution to diversity in the community. Spirit of Diversity award was given to Langley Community Services Society for its numerous multicultural services and programs to

the families, and Brandon Gabriel was awarded Ambassador of Diversity for demonstrating significant leadership in the community. If there is a Langley resident or Langley based organization or institution that has made an outstanding contributions to the Langley community through their activities, work or employment that you would like to nominate, nomination forms and details for submitting the applications are available on the website: www.internationalfestival. ca/ The nominations must be submitted by Jan. 11, 2013.  If you are interested in attending this event reserve your seat online at subpage/other-events/gala-dinner/ or email at or call 604-514-2294.

Crackdown on ‘problem homes’ By VIKKI HOPES Aldergrove Star

In February, Abbotsford Police were notified that a known property offender, who had been evicted from his former residence for operating a “chop shop,” had moved to another area of the city. His new rental property was in a rural area of Bradner, down a long driveway with several outbuildings on the property. Police went to the site and arrested the man, whose phone contained pictures of the landlord’s machinery that he posted online for ads selling the items. The man was sent to jail, the landlord evicted the tenants, and there have been no further incidents at the property. The problem residence was one of 25 in which issues were resolved from January to October of this year, as part of an Abbotsford Police program. In a presentation to


This home in Bradner was among numerous sites that attracted police attention and action this year, due to a problem tenant. the police board on Nov. 27, Acting Staff Sgt. Dave Marshall said the program currently has 15 problem residences on its list for issues such as bylaw infractions and criminal activity. The homes are ranked in priority, with the top three garnering the largest focus. The residences are identified by concerns from the public, surveillance, bylaw officers, and through police being called to the sites. Marshall said the goal is to resolve issues at each location within three months, including possible eviction of the problem tenants, in consultation with the landlord.

In the case of derelict buildings, police assist property owners with demolition and expediting the development process, if possible. If the property is in disrepair or poses serious risk, a city team conducts a safety inspection with partners such as social services, Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, and the BC Safety Authority. Deputy Chief Rick Lucy said the nuisance homes occur throughout the city, but are of particular concern in denser areas. “You can imagine the type of harm that can happen … If unaddressed, it will ruin a neighborhood within days or weeks,” he said.

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In a few short months two teams of Aldergrove Peewee and Bantam aged hockey players will represent our country in our own community at the 2013 Peewee International Friendship Ice Hockey Tournament. Aldergrove will be hosting the world with 12 teams from six different countries coming to our town. “We have been very fortunate as a community to have been a part of this tournament since its inception in 1989,” says Tournament Chairman,

Lyall Sharman. “As a family we have been able to participate in this tournament in Hachinohe, Japan in 2009 and in Hudson, Wisconsin in 2011. We are again fortunate to be able to be a part of hosting the world here in Aldergrove this March.” Aldergrove has only hosted this tournament once prior to this when the world was here in 1997. As the tournament is based around community and cultural spirit organizers are really hoping that they

can attract some help from the community this March. Friendship Hockey was created by Mr. Kaneiri, a Japanese business leader whose dream was to create a hockey event in which players from different countries could compete in the spirit of friendship and fair play. Building relationships and multicultural community takes precedence over goals and wins in this event which is held in a different country every two years. Families involved in the 2013

Friendship tournament have been working hard the last 15 months to raise awareness and much needed funds to put on a tournament of this magnitude. As the tournament date draws near organizers are still looking for homestays (billet families) to host the 177 out of town players during the tournament, which is being held March 15-25. If anyone is interested in helping out in any way contact organizers through the website at www.peewee- “We have already begun reaching out to the ‘future friendshippers’ from Aldergrove to get them involved early,” said Sharman. “It is rumoured that the 2015 event will take place in New South Wales, Australia. “The 2013 Tournament will be an amazing event and a great opportunity to show how great our hockey community is! Come out and be a part of Aldergrove’s hockey history,” said Sharman.

Aldergrove Kodiaks Looking forward to ‘Happy New Year’


The Aldergrove Kodiaks junior B hockey team has enjoyed a well-deserved Christmas break after closing 2012 with a hot seven-game win streak. The team stands at 35 points after 29 games. The Kodiaks started the new year with a home game versus North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Jan. 2, travel to Abbotsford to play the Pilots on Friday, Jan. 4, and their next home game at Aldergrove Arena will see the Grandview Steelers visit on Wednesday, Jan. 9, puck frop at 7:15 p.m.

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Aldergrove Karate Club trains in traditional Shotokan Japanese Karate and are affiliated with the Gima-Ha Karate Association and a member of Karate B.C., and Karate Canada. The association was founded in 1957 and named in honour of its founder, Makoto Gima, who trained in Japan under Master Gichin Funakoshi. Today the Aldergrove association is under the guidance of Chief Instructor, Mr. Takayuki Sameshima, 6th Degree Black Belt, who is the Sensei at the White Rock Dojo. There are five clubs locally — Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, South Surrey and White Rock — with affiliated dojos in Japan, U.K., Germany, India, Norway and most recently in Sri Lanka. Aldergrove’s association has been in operation for 20


years and trains on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Aldergrove Community Secondary School. Sensei (instructor) Steve Tang is a 3rd Degree Black Belt and has been the instructor locally for the past five years. Steve is also a certified Karate B.C. referee, a certified Fit-4-Defence instructor and is the Karate co-instructor for the B.C. Winter Games for Zone 3. He has also recently been awarded the Provincial Grass Roots Coach of The Year Award. In early 2012 Sensei Steve had an opportunity to coach 10 karate students from the Fraser Valley (Zone 3) at the B.C. Winter Games in Vernon where they earned Bronze Medals. It was a great experience for all — they felt like they were in the Olympics. “Through karate we learn,

teach, and promote values of respect, discipline, self control, truth, harmony, perseverance, responsibility and self-worth. Our Dojo Kun (training facility rules / mantra) are: seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavour, respect others and refrain from violent behaviour.” The students consist of both males and females and range in ages from seven to 63. Aldergrove’s students not only test (grade for higher belts), but they also compete in local and provincial tournaments and attend a three-day training summer camp. Classes are also held a few times a year for women’s selfdefence. Aldergrove Karate Club helps youth and adults interact positively and confidently with others as these skills are essential at school, at home and at work – all throughout one’s life.


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PITBULL puppies. 9 males, 6 females. 6 wks old. White & brown. $350. each obo. 604-300-0807 DL# 7557


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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.


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


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

BIG BUILDING SALE... “”THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422.

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

Make your Dream a Reality. Call Dan today 604-857-1100! I LIVE in Aldergrove. I SELL in Aldergrove.

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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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#163 - 27456 32ND AVENUE $239,900



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4953 - 272ND STREET



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



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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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.



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

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


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27053 - 27 AVENUE




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


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#2654 - 30A AVENUE $489,900 1/4 ACRE LOT WITH HEATED SHOP


1950 sq ft rancher on ¼ acre lot plus 37 x 24 heated shop updated and ready for you to enjoy 4 bedrooms and large family room plus super deck and hot tub. On a corner lot you gotta see this one that is for sure. Make an appointment today.


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21786 - 45 AVENUE

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


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#92 - 27044 - 32ND AVENUE


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.


26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100

Dan Flokstra


Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100 RE/MAX ALDERGROVE


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