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A Langley elementary teacher accused of sexually assaulting one of her students will go to trial on Feb. 19. Deborah Ralph, 58, is accused of molesting a male student between December 1998 and June 2001. The alleged victim contacted Langley RCMP on Nov. 8, 2011 to report he had been sexually assaulted by Ralph while studying at the James Kennedy Elementary School. He once was her student, but alleges he was assaulted when she was no longer his teacher. Ralph taught at the school from September 1987 to June 2010. Ralph was suspended with pay. Ralph is charged with one count of sexual assault and one of sexual interference of a person under the age of 14. Her trial is in B.C. Provincial Court in Surrey. The teacher is being defended by Janet Winteringham, a high-profile Vancouver lawyer who was on the prosecution team which obtained guilty pleas from two BC Liberal government aides charged with corruption in connection with the $1-billion sale of B.C. Rail.
Cops thank citizens for assisting arrest Extensive foot chase ends as passersby help officer to subdue and cuff 16-year-old suspect in downtown Langley Monique TaMMinga Times Reporter
A Langley RCMP officer wants to offer a “heartfelt thank you” to several Good Samaritans who helped him detain an unco-operative teenager fighting off an arrest on Saturday. “The officer really wanted to offer a sincere thank you to these citizens, but they were gone before he could,” said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. A 16-year-old Surrey boy was arrested after a foot chase through downtown
Langley and a scuffle on the sidewalk where the two community-minded citizens helped the officer complete the arrest, said Marks. The young suspect was first spotted near the Greyhound bus depot at around 3 p.m. The officer knew the suspect had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and when he turned around to approach the suspect, the chase was on. The young man ran through the Logan bus loop and even temporarily took refuge in a bus waiting to leave. Another officer recognized him on the
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find the public is always willing to come to the assistance of the police when asked and in this case, even when not asked,” said Langley RCMP Insp. Amrik Virk. “On behalf of Langley Detachment, myself and the arresting officer, I would like to publicly thank them for their help in dealing with this aggressive, fighting suspect. “We are very happy to have him off the street.” Police are considering charges against the young man.
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suitable and desirable for them and they, and their Realtor®, are now reduced to watching for each new home coming into the marketplace. If they see one, and it looks like it meets their needs, and is properly priced in the market (and they are now very knowledgeable about market values) they want to see it right away and, if it meets their needs and desires, they will have their Realtor® write an offer at market value right away. But they do know market value and if the property isn’t priced correctly they will just pass it by without even looking. So the seller gets a quick offer at market value and wonders if they shouldn’t wait until more buyers show up in the hopes of getting a higher price. However, after a couple of weeks, all of those knowledgeable and motivated buyers have considered the home and have made their market value offer or have discounted the home and moved on. Activity on the home has dropped and the buyers who are now looking at the home don’t seem very interested in the home. What happened? Well, here’s what happened. The seller’s Realtor went through the currently available supply of buyers and now has to generate new potential buyers through their advertising. These new buyers haven’t yet seen sufficient homes to be able to make market based decisions. They are still “ just looking”. If they see your home and like your home they may make an offer but, because they are not yet knowledgeable on market prices they will make a low offer in the hope of getting the home at a below market price. Now you’re negotiating hard just to try and get the price up to the level of that initial offer that you decided not to accept in the hope of getting something better and, instead, you’ve ended up getting something worse. So, if you get an offer soon after you have put your home up for sale don’t be too quick to reject it. It may turn out to be the one offer that you should have accepted. We might be already there. Stewart Henderson Managing Broker Macdonald Realty Ltd (Lgly) Reach me at email@example.com
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Assessed property values in the City of Langley have fallen slightly compared to the previous year while Langley Township values were up or unchanged. The just-issued 2013 BC assessment notices show the average value of a single family home in the City is now $461,000, an .86 per cent drop from $465,000 in 2012. In the Township, an average single family home is now worth $519,000, a .78 per cent increase from the $515,000 average of the previous year. Condominiums lost value in the City, with the average strata apartments going from $206,000 to $197,000, a 4.3 per cent drop. The average Langley City townhouse fell from $206,000 to $198,000, a drop of 3.8 per cent. It was a different story in Langley Township, where the average strata apartment’s assessed value was unchanged from the previous year at 191,000. The average Langley Township townhouse rose from $217,000 to $220,000, an increase of 1.3 per cent. There were ups and down in other regions of the province, too. Drops of as much as five per cent and gains of up to 10 per cent for single detached houses were experienced in Surrey, Burnaby and the TriCities. Drops as big as 10 per cent were recorded in White Rock and significant decreases were seen in Whistler, Pemberton, the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island. “For the first time in many years a significant number of properties in the region are actually decreasing in value,” assessor Jason Gratl said of Vancouver Sea-to-Sky region changes. Many homes on Vancou-
ver’s west side and in Richmond are also down slightly, after gains of as much as 30 per cent a year earlier. Strata condos and townhomes in Metro Vancouver were susceptible to wider swings, with drops of as much as 10 per cent and gains of 10 per cent typical. But most Fraser Valley home owners are seeing minimal changes, according to assessors. The numbers vary considerably depending on neighbourhoods, property type, age and other localized factors. Assessments are considered a snapshot of the property value as of July 1, 2012, which pre-dates some of the recent decline in Lower Mainland real estate markets. The property assessments are being mailed out this week. But owners can also check their assessments online at bcassessment.ca (click on e-ValueBC) and compare with others in their neighbourhood to decide if they want to file an appeal by Jan. 31. Appeal requests go to independent property assessment review panels that convene in February. Changes in the property tax payable depends on the actual tax rates to be set by each local municipality, so a home that’s assessed five per cent higher might not pay any more in tax if the average assessment in the city rose 10 per cent and the local council sets its rate to generate a smaller tax revenue increase. The total assessed value of real estate in B.C. rose 2.3 per cent from a year ago. Most cities are seeing gains of around 1.5 per cent in their assessment rolls from new construction, expanding their tax base. — with files from Jeff Nagel, Black Press
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John Cummins has confirmed that he will run in the Langley riding in the May 14 provincial election. Cummins is the leader of the BC Conservative Party, which has gained new energy in recent years. Opinion polls have given the party support from the low teens to low 20s over the past year. The Conservatives last elected an MLA to the B.C. legislature in 1977. Cummins, MP for Delta from 1993 to 2011, became leader of the provincial party in May, 2011. He told The Times in September that he was strongly considering running in Langley, as he has lived in the community for the past two years. He decided to publicly confirm that after the Victoria Times-Colonist ran a story last week, saying he would not be running in the 2013 general election. Cummins plans to continue living in Langley for some time, and also lived here years ago, teaching school. He worked on some Langley-related issues during his time in Ottawa, notably the Roberts Bank rail corridor issue. The federal government has committed a substantial sum to build overpasses and do
other improvements along the rail line, to allow for speedy passage for trains to and from the Roberts Bank port and fewer traffic tie-ups in busy areas along the rail line in S u r r e y, Delta and Langley. “I have m o r e than a passing f a m i l i a rity with the issues here,” he said Mon- John Cummins day. “It seemed to me the best fit, to run in Langley.” Cummins will be competing for votes with BC Liberal MLA Mary Polak, who is seeking re-election. Polak is also minister of transportation. She has represented Langley in Victoria since 2005. He will also run against Andrew Mercier of the NDP, who has been conducting a grassroots door-knocking campaign since being nominated in September, 2011. Cummins said the main local issues he wants to concentrate on are tranportation and health care. He faults the BC Liberals for building highway improvements but making residents south of the Fraser pay an
undue share of the costs. “We’ve got to look at the bigger picture,” he said. “The government built a highway to Whistler for the Olympics, but puts a toll on a bridge used by commuters.” Cummins also wants to campaign on hospital improvements in Langley, so that Langley Memorial Hospital can deal with the influx of residents to the community. Cummins will be doing much of his campaigning through his campaign team volunteers, as he will be out of the riding a great deal, particularly during the election period. This week, he will be spending four days on Vancouver Island, as the party nominates candidates in several ridings there. He expects to be on the road for much of the actual election period, as the party contests seats across the province. In the 2009 election, Polak received 13,295 votes, while Kathleen Stephany of the NDP received 8,400 votes. The BC Conservatives did not run a candidate in Langley in 2009. Green Party candidate Ron Abgrall received 1,788 votes. The Langley riding includes all of Langley City, as well as the portion of the Township east of the Surrey boundary, south of 72 Avenue and Crush Crescent to 216 Street, and south of 56 Avenue to 232 Street.
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Town hall meeting planned on blueberry cannons Township propane cannon task force meets with farmers and horse owners Dan Ferguson Times Reporter
A Langley Township task force has been meeting with different groups involved in the debate over blueberry cannons to prepare for a January public meeting on the issue. The propane-fired cannons are used by blueberry farmers to scare off birds that might otherwise munch their crops. The cannons can be fired from 7 a.m. to noon, and from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer. The noise has drawn complaints from homeowners who say the loud bangs are annoying, and from horse owners who say the sound spooks their animals. A town-hall style meeting has been set for Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. in the main council chambers on the fourth floor of Langley Township city hall. A second “overflow” day has been booked for Jan. 24 in case more than one day is needed to get through the speakers’ list. The propane cannon task force was created in September after council put off a decision on changes to Township noise bylaws and the creation of a farming bylaw to
forbid the cannons as “excessive, intrusive, and inhumane” to use the words chosen by the councillor who proposed the ban, Kim Richter. While the municipality does not have the power to directly regulate the cannons under existing right-to-farm regulations, Richter said it could lobby the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture to impose a ban. On Sept. 10, council sent the matter to the municipal Agricultural Advisory Committee to investigate and report back. The committee established the task force during its Sept. 19 meeting and assigned it to meet with the berry farmers who use the propane cannons and the people who complain about them, as well as government agencies and experts. A written record of the Agricultural Committee meeting shows the task force was assigned to “explore ways to address the use of propane cannons in the Township” by researching the current situation, then make recommendations. “It’s challenging,” task force chairperson Megan Dykeman said. Dykeman told The
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The man charged in a New Year’s Eve murder in Langley was no stranger to the criminal justice system. He was on probation for assaulting his mother with a knife at the time of his arrest, and currently faces charges in relation to a car crash that permanently injured two people. Jason Brewer, 24, is charged with the seconddegree murder of a man police are calling “his friend,” Cole Manning, 40. He was shot to death in a Willoughby basement suite in the early morning hours of Dec. 31, 2012. Brewer led police on a short pursuit and it took several police cars ramming his vehicle to affect his arrest. Brewer was taken down on 264 Street, near the Greater Vancouver Zoo. His next court appearance for the murder charge is Jan. 16. The following day he will be back in court for a pre-trial conference in connection with a 2009 multi-vehicle crash on Highway 10 that left two victims with life-long, serious injuries. In that incident, he is charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm, with the Crown alleging he deliberately drove his vehicle into oncoming traffic with the intention of killing himself. Originally, Brewer pleaded guilty to those charges. But soon after, he applied to change that plea to not guilty and take the charges to trial. In June 2012, Provincial Court Judge P.D. Gulbransen ruled in Brewer’s favour, allowing him to withdraw his guilty plea. The crash he is accused of causing occurred on Nov. 15, 2009, at about 3:20 p.m. Brewer was driving a pickup truck eastbound on Highway 10 near 192 Street. His vehicle swerved into the westbound lanes of Highway 10, Gulbransen recounted in his court ruling. Brewer’s vehicle hit an oncoming car on its front passenger side, then collided head-on with a second vehicle, a GMC Jimmy, occupied by two people. The pickup then “barrel-
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At 79, Ralph Sultan is still living in the North Shore home he used to share with his late wife Shirley, who passed away suddenly in 1999. A woman comes in once a month to help with the cleaning, but Sultan says he knows there will come a time when he will have to downsize and leave more than 40 years of memories behind. “At some time I’ve got to face up to leaving,” Sultan, the recently-appointed Minister of State for Seniors, told an audience of about 30 people at the Langley Seniors Centre last month. The former Harvard professor, father of four and grandfather of four, was making a point about his own understanding of seniors’ issues. He went on to describe how his increasingly frail sister Doris recently had to be transferred from her four-bedroom home with its sunken living room to a less physically challenging special care facility. And he joked about his own occasional abse n t -m in d e d n e s s as he nears his 80th birthday. “I couldn’t find my keys the other day,” Sultan said. “How did that happen?” Sultan, the Liberal MLA for West Vancouver-Capilano, appeared at the centre with Langley MLA
Mary Polak, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, to speak about Liberal government initiatives designed to help improve the lives of seniors in British Columbia. He talked about the “better at home” policy that provides at-home support for seniors. “The government strategy is to keep them at home as long as possible,” Sultan said. While some seniors like himself are able to consider downsizing to something like a townhouse at some point, that option isn’t available to all, Sultan noted. “Housing of that sort is in very short supply and often very expensive,” Sultan said. He defended the Liberal record on seniors’ issues, saying the government has created six times as many beds for seniors who require institutional care than the previous government. The minister of state referred to plans to create a B.C. seniors’ advocate without giving many details other than saying the office would be created early in the new years. And he promised he would function as an advocate himself. “I intend to do my best to push these issues forward,” Sultan said. Since his September 5 appointment to cabinet, Sultan has been talking about seniors issues at public
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any eyes will be on Langley in this May’s provincial election, with confirmation from BC Conservative Party leader John Cummins that he plans to run in the riding now held by BC Liberal MLA Mary Polak. Cummins told The Times last September that he would likely run in the riding, and confirmed it last week. He lives in the riding and also lived and taught school in Langley years ago. He has worked on several Langley-related issues while he was the MP for Delta, notably those dealing with rail traffic to Roberts Bank through Langley, and the need to provide good transportation alternatives so that drivers don’t get stuck waiting for trains to cross busy roads. Last September, the BC Conservatives were in a stronger position, as far as public opinion polls went. There is no doubt that some of those who were polled were parking their votes with the Conservatives, and when a number of controversies arose, they decamped. However, the BC Conservatives cannot be ruled out. While the party will have trouble electing a significant number (or perhaps any) MLAs, it will most definitely be a spoiler. That’s why Cummins’ entry into the race for the Langley seat is so interesting. If he manages to take enough votes away from Polak, the NDP’s Andrew Mercier will have a decent shot at winning the seat. The NDP have gained strength in Langley in every provincial and federal election over the past 10 years, and the demographics of the Langley riding are much more favourable to them than the demographics of Fort Langley-Aldergrove, the other provincial seat here. Polak has been a strong minister and capable MLA. In her current role as minister of transportation, she is responsible for issues that directly affect Langley residents. Cummins aims to base his local campaign on transportation issues, as he feels the BC Liberals have not done enough to keep South Fraser residents from paying more than their share for needed transportation improvements. His disadvantage is that he will not be able to campaign a great deal in the riding, as he must spend much of his time touring the province — particularly during the campaign. He will need a strong local campaign team to ensure that his message gets out to voters in Langley.
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he year 2012 ended on a of council have access to the tragic note in Langley, with administration of the detachment a murder taking place on almost any time for information, From Dec. 31 in a basement suite in a as they are accountable to taxpaythe Editor newer home on the Willoughby ers for local police, even though slope. frankbucholtz the RCMP are a federal force and However, there were some posare ultimately under the control itives to come out of that tragic situation, as a of the federal government. letter writer who asked to have her last name Langley MP Mark Warawa, who is a memwithheld points out (see page 9). ber of that government, also has a good She was very impressed with the profesworking relationship with the detachment sionalism and courtesy of RCMP officers who and is up-to-date on the needs within Langwere initially called to the scene, and were on ley. hand all day and late into the night on New Here at The Times, we appreciate working Year’s Eve. They took their duties to protect with the police, particularly in bringing inforthe crime scene and the body of the deceased mation forward in a timely manner, so that very professionally. She says this shows the members of the community are fully aware value of the RCMP. of it. Our main contact, media relations offiHer point is a good one. The RCMP have cer Cpl. Holly Marks, is also professional and endured a lot of criticism in the past year. courteous in her dealings with us. Just last week, a national public opinion surPolice at all levels say they can’t do their vey gave the force low marks on a number of job effectively without support and active fronts. participation of citizens. Many Langley resiHowever, at the local level, Langley RCMP dents do keep police informed of activities have provided very good service to the resithey deem suspicious, and police respond to dents of thjs community. They are present in these tips. sufficient numbers to act as crime deterrents. Other citizens act as eyes and ears for the Most of their members are professional and police through community programs, and still courteous in almost all situations — keeping others are involved in victim services — a in mind that police are called to deal with quiet but important part of policing. situations that most of us don’t want to have Although there are two local governments, anything to do with. Langley RCMP serves citizens in both of The local detachment is very accountmunicipalities, and this type of seamless, able. Both Langley councils regularly meet community-based and non-jurisdictional with Supt. Derek Cooke, and he keeps them approach is an important factor in dealing and citizens up to date with trends in crimiwith crime. Langley RCMP also have good nal activity, work the detachment is doing working relationships with neighbouring and hot spots that need attention. Members police services, both RCMP and municipal. www. l a n g l e y t i m e s . com Contact us Main line ........................................... 604-533-4157 Classifieds.......................................... 604-575-5555
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ll year long they came to the rescue. Lost dogs, wayward snowboarders, hurt hikers and mountain bikers or ill-prepared backcountry enthusiasts — you name it. North Shore Rescue responded to a steady torrent of calls for help in 2012. And the specially trained crews did so 24/7, 365. There are no days off for this crew. Sometimes they must forsake birthdays, anniversary dinners and elementary school Christmas plays because they’ve been called out to save others. They don’t do it for the accolades. Or the paycheque. This is a volunteer outfit that gives up countless hours on training exercises and rescue missions. It’s just what they do. And now, we have an opportunity to thank them for their selfless, risky and heroic work. The rescue team is moving into new digs this January — a $1.4-million facility funded by the three North Shore municipalities, the Charros Foundation and NSR — but they still need a few things. The list includes an Indoor Rescue Catwalk to use for training, some administrative stuff like computers and tables and an industrial washer to maintain their equipment. Total cost is around $70,000 and they’re offering tax receipts for donations over $20. In its long history, NSR has never charged for a rescue because they feel if people are concerned about possible charges, they may put themselves in even greater danger. So community donations can go a long way towards funding the team’s rescue efforts. So if you can help, go to their website (northshorerescue.com) to find out how to donate. At the very least, make a New Year’s resolution to stay in bounds and to be well prepared when you venture off into the mountains (for tips, go to the NSR website). —North Shore Outlook The Langley Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www. bcpresscouncil.org
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Editor: Regarding the green bin program in the City of Langley and Rae-Lynne Dicks’ (The Times, Jan. 3) letter to the editor. I have been a backyard composter for 32 years and for decades have used bi-weekly garbage pick up. I was anticipating a green waste program which included the delivery of a wheeled green bin, a kitchen catcher with compostable liners and a choice of garbage can sizes that would allow me to reduce the garbage fee on my property taxes. For example, the City of Victoria gave their single-family residential property taxpayers options on the size of their garbage cans, $168 for 80 litres, $183 for 120 litres and $204 for 180 litres. Many municipalities paid for the bins with reserve funds, and decreased tipping fees due to bi-weekly garbage collection. North Vancouver provides a backyard composting program which includes (www.northshorerecycles.ca) information on composter sales, composting 101, worm composting, sheet mulching and composting coaching, meaning a staffer comes to your residence and assists you with your composting needs.
We have great staff working for the City of Langley and all of these programs could have been implemented, but the City of Langley has a contract with a garbage company who has refused to upgrade their vehicles to accommodate wheeled bins. Instead the costs (new bins) have been passed onto the homeowners, with no corresponding decrease to our property taxes or comprehensive backyard composting program. Further research, including speaking to Metro Vancouver waste management, revealed that a U.S. company called Harvest Power owns and operates the Fraser Richmond soil and fibre plant, which is where the green waste is composted. The composting generates gas which in turn generates electricity that is sold to B.C. Hydro. The composted material is sold to a company called The Answer Garden Products in Abbotsford. This is where homeowners can buy back their green waste for $30/cubic metre. My concern is that other municipalities have been able to offer rewards to their
property owners, thereby helping to ensure a level of compliance. But there are no rewards for single family homeowners and property taxpayers in the City of Langley. There are no free bins, no reduced property taxes, no B.C. Hydro rebate, no backyard composting program, no how to make a newspaper liner for the kitchen catcher, not even a free bag of lawn compost. In closing, the City of Langley has won awards for its Master Plans and beautiful gardens. We can do better and the City can do better. It begins by cancelling the contract with a garbage company which has failed to meet the standards for green waste in 2013. Their failure to upgrade has decreased the impact the homeowners of Langley could have had on the City of Langley’s carbon and environmental footprints. One final sidebar. To every resident who has had their garbage can lids go missing, your lids and at least four of mine have gone to the landfill, where they will never bother a garbage collector again. Marie Phillips, Langley
Editor: The NHL has sunk to gutter lows with its incurable contagious greed which is indefensibly shameful and despicable. Fighting like rabid pigs in a trough, the league and players battle over billions and pensions instead of showing sportsmanship, class, heart, charity and professionalism. Let’s be frank — no athlete, musician, artist, actor, director, etc. is worth the sinful wages they get while holding us hostage so they can live like kings. Turn back the clock to the days of the true legends of NHL. Eddie Giacomin, Jacques Plante, Phil Esposito, Bobby Clarke, Terry Sawchuk, Stan Mikita, Dave Keon and others were heroic role models with class. They would never think of striking to spit on the fans and collateral businesses. Since the days of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and others, there is the sickness of selfish overpaid clowns in the last 27 years. Many strikers are whiners, show unsportmanship conduct, are greedy and unionized. This amplifies the sins of sports and the bad image they give fans and aspiring athletes.
Fans are brainlessly forgiving instead of teaching these parasites a lesson by boycotting games to watch them at home. That would bring these leeches off Cloud 9. The salaries should have been capped decades ago, as nobody is worth $2 million a year, whether they play well or flop. The top player should make $700,000 — and that is excessive. If we culled their greed, you could trim down ticket prices and other costs. If they had a moral compass, they would give $1 billion to charities and still have lots. Maybe U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders need to hammer them more with taxes, as with banks, auto giants and others. When is enough, enough? To unionize sports is the same as to unionize tradespeople, who make far more than they are worth, only to enable them to overcharge the public. You can see the insane money trades make locally and in the oil sectors. Like the NHL, we need to cap wages in all sectors — including public servants. Professional athletes should not be unionized nor have pensions, etc. If they cannot
manage their assets to pay their own medical, dental and retirement years, they are doing something wrong. If you ever watch shows like MTV Cribs, you’ll see rich fools flaunting their wealth. Don’t tell me they cannot afford to pay for their own dental work, prescriptions and save for their retirement, and live like kings? Maybe they need lessons in manners, social grace and modesty from classic legends like Tony Esposito, Cesare Maniago, Bobby Orr or Serge Savard and others. Too many zeroes now play in pro sports, and many idolize them instead of seeing them as they are — pathetic greedy whiners who know no limits. There are too many fat cats, it’s time to make them leaner. Hopefully the fan base will dwindle, but we are a bleeding heart society and will soon forget their wicked deeds. How many businesses suffered from the collateral damage? None of these overpaid fools have a conscience or dignity. Lasik Trumann, Langley
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RCMP officers were professional, courteous Editor: There is a lot of bad press about the RCMP these days, and I thought it important to take the time to give feedback on the role the RCMP played in the recent Langley homicide incident on Dec. 31. The Langley team was extremely impressive in the way that they handled this incident with dignity and respect. On an evening when, I am sure, they would rather be attending New Year’s celebrations, they The
kept a lonely vigil over the premises and the remains of the individual involved. They were sentinels in the dark hours of the night, ensuring the site or individual would not be compromised in any way. Their communication with everyone in the neighbourhood was professional and respectful, and their presence made us feel safe in the midst of such a tragedy. There is a small measure of comfort in
knowing, that one’s final remains are respectfully treated and handled with dignity, because we all have lived once, and that matters to someone. I commend all members of this team in the care and handling of this situation, and would like to recognize the excellence of their service to the community. Cathy (last name withheld by request), Willoughby
Fans Ignored Editor: So you have to ask yourself “do I really care if the NHL comes back this season?” I have felt like a kid stuck in a divorce battle between Mom and Dad. Each one was claiming that the other was wrong and has been cheated. One day Dad said something to me, the next Mom came and whispered in my ear. I’ve been pulled in two different directions. Who is right, who is wrong? Who really does love me more? The owners and the NHLPA were losing money. Last week, each side realized that the other side was not going to give in. A condensed shinny season is planned. It seems more like they need to make a few bucks. “Let’s play 40 games of crappy hockey and get fans to pay to watch it,” is the attitude. No, I don’t think so. I’m not buying into this. The fans have been let down yet again. Each year we as fans pay too much for tickets, too much for parking and way too much for a beer. God help us if our kid wants a player’s team jersey to wear. Yet, like sheep to the slaughter, thousands of fans will give in. Let’s tell the owners and the PA we spoke to our lawyer, and our counsel has advised us not to sign back up for this season. Let’s stick it right back to them and ask the owners and the PA what do we get out of this? Will there be free beer at every one of these games? Will they be handing out free jerseys to our kids? Probably not, so I say “have a nice day.” Let them know what you think — http:// www.nhl.com/ice/feedback.htm. Rob Gaw, Langley
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New Year’s bird count encounters 68 species More than 6,500 feathered friends spotted on annual outing
irders were out in full force on New Year’s Eve in Langley, counting 68 species of birds, (up from 62 last year) and 6,557 birds in total. At the end of the day, Langley’s results were combined with the whole of the Surrey, White-Rock, Langley area for a total of 128 species counted at this year’s Christmas bird count. The Audubon Christmas
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The Langley teams enjoyed a fabulous day of counting all over the area — with teams reporting lots of dark-eyed juncos as well as soaring noisy waves of Pine Siskin’s and Canada geese flocking overhead. One team found three owls; another recorded an Anna’s hummingbird (which are moving into the area) plus many raptors gliding over farmers’ fields, said Masse.
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January Dinner Meeting T U E S DAY, J A N UA RY 15, 2013
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Executive Advisor, Sustainability and Oil Sands Outreach Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Of these reserves, 97 per cent are found in the oil sands. As we move forward developing this resource, we must continue to work to achieve the balance between economic contribution, environmental sustainability and energy security. Since Don Thompson started his career in the oil sands 33 years ago, there have been many advancements in technology which have moved the oil sands from a curiosity to a cornerstone of energy security and the economy. According to the Canadian Energy Research Institute, 905,000 jobs will come to be linked to the oil sands by 2035 as a result of its ongoing development. The oil sands will make this significant contribution by creating supply chain and employment opportunities across the continent in addition to direct employment within the industry. The oil sands industry has also focused on continuous improvement in the areas of emissions and water management, land reclamation and environmental monitoring towards reducing its environmental footprint. The International Energy Agency forecasts global energy demand to increase by 47 per cent by 2035 and the oil sands will play a critical role in meeting that demand and contributing to Canada’s and North America’s energy security. ■ Networking: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (Dinner)
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irst of all I have some very good news about our resolution concerning navigation and maintenance of the Fraser River. We have been advised that the recommendations we presented to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce prior to the AGM in Hamilton earlier this year, were passed unanimously by the Board and they will now form part of the Canadian Chamber’s presentation to the Federal Government. In an email, the Honorable Perrin Beatty said “This is an excellent example of how hard-working local chambers can bring important regional issues onto the national agenda”. This is great news for our region and another big win for BC - we will keep you advised of the progress.
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Our Advocacy Committee is working on positions concerning Reinstatement of the Business Vote and Taxation. We have recently sent out a very brief survey to our members to try to better understand the various levels of taxes business must pay, and to determine which have the most negative impact on business. The results of the survey will assist us to prepare submissions to the various levels of government with regards to business taxation and regulations.
of the importance of the election process and to assist our members to engage in discussions with employees to encourage them to exercise their vote. We need to take part in the election process by educating our staff and colleagues about the importance of the vote and what government means to your business, their jobs and the health of our province. The business community cannot participate in the apathy, we have got to do everything we can to be part of the solution and by doing nothing, not talking about the real election issues, and we are part of the problem. Regardless of your politics, I am looking forward to launching this campaign and increasing educated voter turnout in May, it’s so vitally important to all of us.
Voter apathy is a huge concern for this Chamber and at all levels of government. In preparation for the 2013 Provincial Election the Chamber will be creating a campaign to raise the awareness
And, in anticipation of the election, we are also planning meetings and forums to provide opportunities for our members and citizens to meet with the candidate. Details about this
During December, representatives of the Board and our membership along with other business representatives from throughout the Fraser Valley participated in a Prosperity Summit hosted jointly by the BC Chamber and Business Council of BC. The purpose for the discussions was to begin a new dialogue on the importance of economic growth for communities and individuals. Seven such summits were hosted throughout the Province and the feedback received during the sessions will feed into a significant event being held in Vancouver in early 2013, and will form the basis of direction to elected officials. As a local retailer, I am confident that I speak on behalf of other area businesses when I express my gratitude to chamber colleagues and Langley residents who support us and shop locally. For many, a robust holiday shopping season is what keeps the doors open and our staff employed during the leaner months that follow. Thank you for thinking about where you shop, it really means a lot to our community & the people in it.Angie Quaale, President
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Secretary of State for Small Business Hon. Naomi Yamamoto says 100,000 businesses will need to register, and that many will be collecting the tax for the first time. The PST taxation rate will be seven per cent on most goods and services bought and sold in BC, but alcohol, accommodation, and the sale of some vehicles, boats and planes will be taxed at higher rates. The GST taxation rate will be five
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attended a seminar recently that got me to thinking, nothing earth shattering, but it might be to you. If you’re an entrepreneur or business owner, we tend to make one big mistake, and it’s a simple thought to keep in mind: We only accomplish what we aim for.
If that’s true, there needs to be more don’t you think? We accomplish one goal but don’t set a goal beyond the first one, a sure fired way to fade off into obscurity. Another area I was contemplating on was sales, leads, or seeds. I’ve learned the more seeds you throw or plant, the bigger the harvest. Are you throwing lots of seeds? Not selling, sharing or suggesting solutions … it’s word of mouth marketing.
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are many businesses that don’t really know what business they are in. If you can’t articulate this in a short easy to memorize sentence, you have some work to do. Knowing what business you’re in should be addressed immediately, before trying to measure the second question. Because if you don’t know #1, #2 doesn’t matter, the answer will most likely already be known. It’s really a vision and mission statement thing: the vision says where you’re going and the mission tells how you’re going to do it. If you’re doing business as usual and normal, you’re probably finding no one follows normal anymore. So, ask yourself if your business is normal, if you answer yes, then make it your mission to be business as unusual. Because if you don’t, you most likely will be ignored, maybe even considered obsolete. Being normal means you’re not interesting, you’re not making an impact or not shipping regularly. Consider a 3rd question: if your business closed its doors today, would anyone miss it? Resist being normal and be remarkable. Be the type of business that a business person will talk about in a positive way, in a way that keeps them coming back or asking your advice.
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Your business card is your ticket to the Chamber’s popular networking event: Open Late for Business! Hosted on a monthly basis by interesting Chamber member businesses, these events are the perfect opportunity to connect with Langley’s business community in a casual and fun environment! Employee safety and WorkSafeBC compliance are impor-
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WHO’S WHO at the CHAMBER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE President ~ Angie Quaale, Well Seasoned Gourmet Foods Inc. 1st Vice-President ~ Kristine Simpson, KPMG 2nd Vice President ~ Brian Dougherty, Horizon Landscape Contractors Inc. Secretary/Treasurer ~ Eric Wilson, BDO Canada LLP Past President ~ Denni Bonetti, Bonetti Meats (2010) Ltd. COMMUNITY DIRECTORS Aldergrove ~ Michelle Chandra, Sutton West Coast Realty Langley City ~ Scott T. Johnston, Campbell, Burton & McMullan LLP North Langley ~ Viviane Barber, Facet Advisors Inc. South Langley ~ Danielle Nielsen, Aldergrove Credit Union DIRECTORS AT LARGE Kris Mohammed, Buy Rite Business Furnishings Mary Reeves, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley Scott Waddle, Precision Auto Service Ltd. Sharon Newbery, Rheanew Business Solutions Inc. Tammy Rea, TD Canada Trust Jane Fee, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, #1 - 5761 Glover Road, Langley V3A 8M8 604-530-6656 | Fax: 604-530-7066 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.langleychamber.com Check out the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at facebook.com/langleychamber
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a undertaking Artist Bernie Major’s 42-piece solo show runs to Feb. 28 Brenda anderson Times Reporter
angley painter Bernard Major is inviting audiences on a journey around the world — and one the perks of his tour is that can be done on a post-Christmas budget, without leaving Langley. Major’s upcoming exhibit, titled Home and Abroad — presented by the Langley Arts Council — will hang inside Township of Langley Civic Building from Jan. 11 to Feb. 28. Major, a relatively new member of the LAC, admitted he was a little taken aback by the sheer amount of wall space he would be required to cover over two floors inside Township Hall, but a search through his studio turned up 42 paintings which he will hang on both the second and fourth floors of the building. The vast majority are works done in oil and all but one were completed before he was awarded the show. “It’s a lot of work, but I’m enjoying it,” said the artist who works out of a converted barn on his South Langley property. He regularly has several other local painters (known collectively as the Artists of Bernie’s Barn) over to work in the studio, but for this show, he is going solo — for just the fourth time in his career. Although the show is titled Home and Abroad, there is a heavy emphasis on the latter, he explained, with the vast majority of the paintings depicting his travels to Egypt, Venice, the Caribbean and England. “Those four themes make up the bulk of the work. There’s also a large abstract in there, which I don’t do often,” he said. The two new paintings — one of a Merritt, B.C. ranch scene and a Christmasy watercolour of his studio/ barn — comprise the “home” portion of the exhibit. One of his Caribbean pieces, titled Where is My Purse? has been sold to a
woman from Illinois who saw her own grandmother in Major’s subject, but it will be a part of the exhibit, nonetheless. “She agreed to leave it here until after the show, which was nice of her because I’d already done the brochure (which features the painting),” Major laughed. The artist recently returned from a trip to China, where he was struck by the dichotomy of the country — a place where past and future co-exist in rather jarring fashion. The large cities, like Shanghai, are incredibly modern and progressive, he said, while in the countryside farmers are still using oxen to pull plows. Major plans to recreate scenes from his latest travels, but for that project he will step away from his traditional oils. “I just got the urge to do a series of watercolours and see how it works out,” he said. “With watercolours you can get a really strong contrast, but at the same time, it’s delicate. The light bounces through the paper and comes back at you.” Those pieces won’t be done in time for the Township Hall exhibit, but Major is encouraging people to come out and view the works that will be on display for nearly seven weeks. The venue is surprisingly good, considering its not technically a gallery, he noted. “I don’t know who thought of it, but it’s a really fantastic place for an art show. It’s easy to hang paintings and get them positioned nicely. And the lighting’s not bad either. Still, the fact his show is being held in the civic facility underscores the need for a dedicated public display space, said Major. It’s good the space exists, he said, “because otherwise where do you go to see original art? This (LAC initiative) might be something that leads to an exhibit space.” The Township of Langley Municipal Building is located at 20338 65 Ave. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Above: Where’s My Purse? (oil paint and left: Bernie’s Barn in Winter (watercolour) are two of more than 40 pieces the artist will hang for his solo exhibit Home and Abroad, at the Township Civic Building Jan. 11 to Feb. 28.
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You may have noticed them grazing inside Opus Framing and Art Supplies or standing near the cash registers at Shoppers Drug Mart in Brookswood. Now the life-sized horse statues are galloping into Willowbrook Mall. From Jan. 14 to Feb. 3 the Langley Arts Council’s Horsing Around Langley Exhibit will be set up along the “Horseshoe Trail” at
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Willowbrook Shopping Centre. The exhibit features eight life-sized horse sculptures that have been transformed from plain white structures into colourful works of art. It is all part of a year-long public art initiative to raise awareness and funds for the arts in Langley. “What’s neat about all of them is that every single one of them is unique,” said LAC president Rosemary Wallace, who co-painted a colt with Lalita Hamill for the project. “When we first got them they were just white horses, but now that they’re painted, they are pretty cool,” said Wallace. By blending the agricultural, arts and cultural communities of Langley, the project is meant to reflect Langley’s heritage and its role as the Horse Capital of B.C. Each horse requires a sponsorship of $10,000 to complete, and the Langley Arts Council is still seeking sponsors, Wallace added. A few of the horses have only been partly funded so far.
Left: ‘Colour Me Beautiful’ by artist Louise Swan.
“For the other artists it was a challenge for them because it wasn’t painting on a canvas, so the curves of the horse had to lend itself to the painting,” Wallace said. “I think they were frustrated at the beginning, but they were excited with the end result.” While the exhibit is at Willowbrook, there are also several equine activities shoppers can participate in. As part of the Horsing Around contest, shoppers can enter to win a $1,000 Horsing Around Langley activity package which includes horse riding lessons, dining, entertainment and shopping. On Jan. 19, the mall is hosting a Horsing Around Kid’s Party from 1 to 4 p.m. for kids ages 3 to 13. It is a free party with horse games, crafts, activities and entertainment. Attendance is limited, so advanced registration is recommended by calling 604-530-4492 or visiting Willowbrook’s Customer Service. Then on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. the public is invited to meet the Horsing Around Langley artists Marilyn Dryer Siedel, Vivian Harder, Felicity Holmes, Glenda Mantle, Jeanie Shilton, Louise Swan, Becky Wallace, and Rosemary Wallace. For more information, visit www.langleyarts.org.
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KPU, LCMS present concert of ‘New and Improved’ music Brenda anderson Times Reporter
Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Langley Community Music School faculty are once again getting set to welcome the New Year by joining forces to conduct afternoon masterclasses for students, before capping off the day with a free public concert in the evening. KPU and LCMS will present New and Improved: Stolen Works for Flute, Strings and Piano, featuring Paolo Bortolussi (flute), Nikita Pogrebnoy (viola), Joel Stobbe (cello), and Jane Hayes (piano) on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the music school in City Park. The concert program features masterworks by Faure, Saint-Saens, Dvorak, and Martinu. And with the addition of the Russian-born Pogrebnoy to Kwantlen’s music faculty, this is the first time, the group is able to include a viola in the quartet, which will play Gabriel Faure’s piano Quartet #1, Op. 15 (performed for the first time with flute). Completing the program is Bohuslav Martinu’s charming Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano. In keeping with last January’s program, Bortolussi and Hayes continue the theme of burgled romantic violin repertoire, with
Paolo Bortolussi Camille Saint-Saens’ famous violin showpiece Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. Bortolussi first heard the piece as a music student, and was immediately struck by it. “I thought it was an amazing piece. I bought a recording and I’ve been listening to it ever since, he said. “I’ve had a long-term infatuation with the piece. This is a chance to see if it works with flute.” Prior to last year’s con-
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C & C Electrical Mechanical
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
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C & C Electrical Mechanical
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263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE ~ Excavation, Clearing ~ ~ Drainage, Final Grading ~ Free Estimates, 20 years exp. Fully Insured/WCB
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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
FEED & HAY 2nd CUT LOCAL HAY $4.00 a bale. Phone (604)813-3065
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Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber
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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net.
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING
SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or
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175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS
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CANE CORSO MASTIFF all blues 6F, 2M, ultimate family guardian. Ready to go. $1000. (604)308-5665
German Shepherd/Lab pups, 1M/1F, both black, $200. (604)3162757. No Sunday calls NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 604-302-2357 TOY POODLE. 6 weeks old, black, male. $700. Call 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 Wolf X Shepherd pups, $450. blk w/markings, view parents. firstname.lastname@example.org or (604)869-2772
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 503
ANTIQUES & VINTAGE
STEAMER CHEST, very old. curved top. needs some work. $50. North Delta. 604-591-9740
WHITE ROCK 2 bedrm apt. Close to pier & beach. Quiet bldg Small pet OK. Underground pkng for 1 car. Newly updated. 6 appliances. Available immed. $1200. 604-9104383
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. www.pioneersteel.ca
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LANGLEY, central. Clean 3 bdrm. insuite lndry, close to parks, shops & schools, fenced yard. Avail now. N/P. $950 + util. 604-754-0704
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
LANGLEY CITY CTR, lower 1/2, pri entr, 1 bdrm, bright, 800 sf, Carport, storage. Now. $850. (604)807-5848
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HOMES FOR RENT
Aldergove Downtown- 2 storey, 3 bdrm, 2 full bath, 1/2 acre fenced yard, close to all ammen. $1500/m + util. call: 778-859-2481
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WILLOUGHBY 210/83 Ave. 2 bdrm 3 yrs old, 1 bath. $950 incl cable, net, utils. Across from Lynn Fripps elem school. W/D, NS/NP. Avail immed. 604-882-7516
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CARS - DOMESTIC
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ALDERGROVE. 3/bdrm upper, $1100 + 2/3 util. Jan 15/Feb1. Sep laundry. N/S, N/P. 604-856-5527. MURRAYVILLE- Upper 1 bdrm, f/s, d/w, w/d, f/p. N/P, N/S. Avail. Feb 1. $800/mo. (604)534-1215 SURREY central. 64/152nd. Furn’d 1Bdr upper suite, suits 1, n/s, $600 incl tv/cable/utils. 604-576-4129.
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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Villa Fontana & Stardust
Michael - 604-533-7578
X COUNTRY SKIIS & BINDINGS FOR SALE. Kneissl & Rossignal Men’s size 10 & Woman’s size 7. Shoes and Poles as well. 3 pin (old style). North Delta. 604-591-9740
Rainbow & Majorca Betsy - 604-533-6945 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY LANGLEY CITY
TOSHIBA 19 inch TV. LCD. $100. Brand new never used, in box. North Delta. (604)591-9740
Apartments 20727 Fraser Highway
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable
Criminal record check may be req’d.
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BEAUTIFUL RUTH LAKE WATERFRONT, recreational cabin with services. Priced to sell $199,900.www.DarrelWarman.ca
ARE INEXPENSIVE AND
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FOR SALE BY OWNER
“DREAM FOR SALE” QUESNEL 111 acres with log house. Has well & sewer. No hydro or phone lines. Located 65 kms South West of Quesnel. Year round creek & small lake. $127,000. Call Tom (250)249-5031
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2 WINGBACK ARMCHAIRS, rich taupe Jacquard diamond pattern. As new, orig labels $200/ea or $350/pair. (604)588-9030
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
BROOKSWOOD COMMERCIAL LEASE spaces available at 208th Street and 40th Ave. Sizes 7002100 s.f. $1500 - $4500. Call Frank @ Noort Investments 604-835-6300 or Nick @ 604-526-3604.
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
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
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PUNCHING BAG, GLOVES & HANGER. $25. North Delta. Call (604)591-9740 AMERICAN BULLDOGS $800 Ready NOW 4 females, 2 males Call for appt. (604)230-1999
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1/2 Month Free LANGLEY CITY Spacious, Clean Bachelor, 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Heat, Hot Water,
All new tenancies will be entered into a draw for 1 mth of free rent. 1 & 2 bdms avail. now & Feb. 1st. Close to shopping, schools & transit. Some pets ok.
2006 FORD F150 XLT 4x4, 4 dr 5.4L V8, bedliner, new brakes, 138K, loaded, $14,500 obo. Call: 604-812-1278
The Village at Thunderbird Centre Deluxe 2 bdrm suites available. Large balconies, fireplace, in-suite laundry. No Pets. Live, shop, work & play all in one location. Next to Colossus Theater (200th & #1 Hwy).
LANGLEY CITY 1-bdrm apt. Clean, crime free bldg. Incl. heat, n/p, refs. req’d. $710. 604-530-6384.
WALNUT GROVE 2 br + den exec condo, 2bth, ns $1300. 6app. fp, prkg, sm pet. Feb 1. 604-319-7416
5374 - 203rd St, Langley Call 604-533-9780
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LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops Bachelor suite - $635 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets
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. LANGLEY. A lovely 4 bdrm Walnut Grove home. Elegant, spacious open concept, fresh & bright kitchen w/cherry wood pantry. $2000/mo. + utils. Avail now. Close to school. Call 778-241-0665 SURREY 2700 sq.ft. 4 bdrm, fin bsmt w/bdrm. Close to 184, 64 & Fraser Hwy, 5 mins to mall. NS/NP $2200. Avail now. (604)530-8715 SURREY 4 bdrm bsmt home, 3 appl fncd yd, N/P Avail now. $1550. Drive by 8958 151 St 604-617-9373
By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480
19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley
BROOKSWOOD. 23ft. X 23ft. STORAGE SHED. Avail. immed. $300/month 604-534-3315
1 & 2 BDRM APTS
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AVAILABLE NOW! Newer building, secure entry, 5 appl’s including insuite washer and dryer, a/c, electric f/p, u/g prkg & balconies. No pets CLOSE TO SHOPPING, Superstore & Willowbrook mall.
TOWN & COUNTRY APARTMENTS 5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets
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LANGLEY, Campbell Valley; large 1 bdrm & den bsmt ste on quiet view acreage. W/D, utils incl. N/S, small pet ok. $950. (604)737-2526
LANGLEY / Willoughby lrg 2 bdrm, priv entry, full bath, d/w. NS/NP. Nr amens. $900 incl utils & shrd lndry. Avail immed. Call: 604-202-6524 SURREY 166A/63A 1 Bdrm ste. Nr elem schl & bus. NS/NP. $675 incl hydro/cbl, internet & lndry. Avail immed. Call: (604)575-8508
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ALDERGROVE 2 bdrm. suite, Jan 1. 4 appl. f/p, N/S N/P. $800 incl utils 604-607-0647, 604-856-5106
LANGLEY/SURREY 1 Bd bsmt ste quiet area, 1 blk to transit & shops, lrg bdrm w/walk-in closet, new carpets & paint. $675 incl utils, cable & net. NS/NP. Jan 15. 604-532-4388
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2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.
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Crunchy & Sweet
69¢/lb Washington Grown
South Point Annex
OPEN 9 am to 7 pm everyday!
OPEN 9 am to 7 pm everyday!
Near Save-on-Foods Surrey 604.538.6872
88th Ave & 202 St Langley 604.888.2115