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Maternity ward expansion gets underway Vandekerkhove Family Maternity Centre at Langley Memorial Hospital is expected to open late in 2013 Brenda anderson Times Reporter
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Vanessa Vandekerkhove and her husband, Josh JansenVandoorn, returned to Langley Memorial Hospital on Friday, where their daughter, Adrianna, was born five weeks earlier, to attend the official groundbreaking celebration of the hospital’s expanded and enhanced maternity unit.
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The views from the rooftop of Langley Memorial Hospital were spectacular on a sunny Friday morning — looking out over snow capped mountains to the north and, closer in, at the construction, newly underway, on the brand new Vandekerkhove Family Maternity Centre at LMH. But it was Vanessa Vandekerkhove, a brand new mother and member of the Langley family after whom the maternity unit will be named, who stole the show as politicians, hospital staff, auxiliary members and donors gathered at the hospital on Feb. 15 to celebrate the start of the long-awaited expansion. Vandekerkhove, who spent 13 hours in labour before delivering her now fiveweek-old daughter, Adrianna, offered her thanks to the maternity nurses who made her feel safe and secure, as well as to the doctors who attended her throughout her stay. “It was such a great experience, I can’t wait to pop out a whole bunch more,” she exclaimed, earning a long burst of laughter from her audience. “I feel very privileged to have had (Adrianna) at Langley Memorial Hospital.” Vandekerkhove also told the gathering that she felt lucky there was, in fact, a bed available for her when it came time to give birth to her daughter.
A 17-year-old was arrested after stabbing her 28-year-old ex-boyfriend with a steak knife, after allegedly spending the day and evening drinking with him in Langley on Friday. The suspect, who can’t be named because of her age, had been drinking with the man during the afternoon and into the evening when the pair took a bus from Langley and headed to Sky-
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The $6.5 million expansion addresses a long-term shortage of maternity beds in the hospital. The number of births each year at the LMH has risen dramatically, from 85 in 1948 — when the hospital opened — to 1,800 births in 2010. During that same period, however, only two beds were added to the ward, bringing the current total to 13. By 2020, it is expected that more than 2,300 infants will be born at LMH each year. Construction, which will see another floor added to an existing wing of the hospital, is expected to be complete late this year. At that time, four of the seven new beds — all of which will be in private rooms — will open, with the remaining three scheduled to open in 2015. “It really means we will have the capacity to serve 600 additional births per year. That’s significant,” said David Portesi, speaking on behalf of the hospital. Other planned improvements include the relocation of the maternity clinic to a space next to the maternity unit, for better continuity of care. As well, there will be a dedicated post-anesthetic recovery unit, renovated and expanded nursery, additional on-call rooms and multipurpose space.
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A fight broke out with the victim sustaining defensive wounds to his hands and a cut to his forehead. The girl ran from the platform but was apprehended by Transit Police while on the exit stairs. She was held in custody and appeared in court on Monday. A steak knife was recovered at the scene, said Transit Police. Both are Surrey residents.
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Langley RCMP are now looking at the possibility that the same suspect is responsible for two different attempted abductions in Langley. The most recent attempt took place on Feb. 1 in Langley City and the prior attempt took place Oct. 31 in Fort Langley. A 12-year-old girl was grabbed by the wrist by a Caucasian man on Feb. 1, in the 5100 block of 205 Street, near the path to Al Anderson Pool. The girl managed to break free and run and hide in a nearby forest, said her dad. Once she felt safe, she ran home and told her parents who quickly called police. During the altercation, she managed to get a very good description of the suspect and with help from a police sketch artist could produce a composite drawing of the suspect.
Holly Marks. In that incident, a 12-year old-girl was standing near the cemetery around noon, when a man approached her and grabbed her wrist. She screamed, kicked him in the shin and ran back to her school (Langley Fine Arts School). No words were exchanged between the two and in this instance, no vehicle was seen. The young victim worked with a composite artist very shortly after the attempted abduction and a sketch was distributed through the media. In the Feb. 1, attempted abduction, the girl was approached by a Caucasian man in his 30s, with brown scruffy hair, 5’9”, rcmp sketch stocky build, a scratch on the Langley RCMP believe the same man may be responsible for a pair right side of his face, wearing a of attempted abductions on Oct. 31, 2012 and Feb. 1, 2013. black zip up hoody, dark blue jeans and white Nike runners. In addition, he was wearing a The circumstances of this occur- attempted abduction on Hallowrence and the sketch provided een day at the Fort Langley cem- silver watch adorned with Roman are remarkably similar to a prior etery, said Langley RCMP Cpl. numerals on his right arm.
He was driving a white pickup truck with a large dent on the rear passenger side near the tailgate and a dent on the driver’s side door with scratches surrounding it. The young girl told police the man was leaning against his truck which was parked at the side of the road. As she passed by, he grabbed her wrist so she pushed him and ran. Just as in the attempted abduction at the cemetery, no words were exchanged. Police made extensive inquiries throughout the neighbourhood on Feb. 1, however no one was able to identify a suspect, said Marks. Langley Serious Crime has taken over this investigation. Police are asking the public to study both composite sketches and if you have any information that would assist with either investigation, call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Fassbender running for MLA in Surrey-Fleetwood Brenda anderson Times Reporter
The mayor of the City of Langley has his sights set on a new title — MLA. Peter Fassbender officially announced on Friday morning that he plans to run on behalf of the Liberals for the provincial seat in Surrey-Fleetwood. He confirmed his intentions to The Times on Thursday. The riding is currently held by NDP MLA Jagrup Brar. Asked whether it makes sense for a politician to hold office in a community where he doesn’t reside, Fassbender said he has no problem with anyone in provincial politics doing so. “If you run for local government you should live in the community,” he said. “Provincially, I don’t think it’s as critical.” Fassbender said he has been approached to run a number of times over the years both provincially and federally, but waited until he felt the time was right to make the move. That time is now, both personally and for the Liberal party, he said. “People … have made the decision that
the government is going to change. I don’t “If I don’t win, I’ll carry on and continue believe that has to be the case if people have to contribute to the community and the a clear choice about vision and region as I have done.” the future. At his Friday announcement, “Change for the sake of Fassbender said he spent some change — that’s a dangerous of his growing up years in reason to make a change.” Surrey, and both he and his “If I wasn’t going to step up to wife Charlene graduated from the plate now, would I be in the Queen Elizabeth Secondary. same position in four and a half “I’ve worked hard for the or five years? I don’t know that. entire region and I’m committed “I have the energy, I have the to making a difference,” he said. passion, I have the track record “The BC Liberals have a vision I have the knowledge and I’ve for the future.” got the experience, so when you Fassbender said he is not runlook at all those things, now is ning against incumbent NDP the time.” MLA Jagrup Brar, who won “But it’s been really tough. the seat in 2009 by just under It’s easy to stay in your comfort 2,000 votes over Liberal canPeter zone.” didate Jagmohan Singh, but “I Fassbender Fassbender acknowledged, run for things. I am running for however, that whether or not the future of the South Fraser he wins the Surrey seat, he has region, for Surrey, for Langley little to lose. and for Vancouver. If he does win, he said, he’ll work to “I have a message for Adrian Dix,” he said. ensure a smooth transition for the City of “Every good government needs good oppoLangley. sition, and I am going to work very hard to
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Butorac jury selection delayed Monique TaMMinga Times Reporter
It likely won’t be until 2014 before Langley serial killer Davey Mato Butorac will go to trial for the 2006 slaying of Aldergrove’s Margaret Redford. Jury selection for his trial was slated for Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. But that has been cancelled and rescheduled for November. Butorac is already serving a life sentence
for killing two sex trade workers in the spring and summer of 2007. DNA found on his shoe and in his car linked him to those murders, which took place in Langley City and Abbotsford. Redford’s family made several pleas for the killer to come forward after her case went cold. It was after Butorac was arrested for the sex trade workers’ murders that he was first linked to Redford’s death. Redford’s body was
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An $80,000 commemorative cairn has been erected at the spot where the Milner Church stood. time a hall and kitchen were added. The church was officially designated a heritage site in 1983. There will be an official ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. followed by refreshments in the church hall.
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The man accused in the New Year’s Eve murder in Langley made another court appearance on Monday, Feb. 11 for a bail hearing in Surrey Provincial Court. Jason Brewer, 26, is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Cole Manning, 40. Police called the pair “friends” and it’s believed Manning was a recent renter of the basement suite in Willoughby where his body was found. Brewer is also going to trial, charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm and two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm in connection to a violent crash in 2009 on Highway 10 that permanently and seriously injured two people. At the time of his arrest on New Year’s, Brewer was on probation for attacking his mother with a knife. Manning doesn’t appear to have a criminal history, in B.C. anyways. One friend of Manning, who lives in Alberta and worked with him at the Calgary Stampede several years ago, told The Times that Manning, 40, was a “genuinely nice guy” whose life began to spiral downward into drug addiction after a break up with his
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angley Township is going in the right direction by adopting its first-ever housing action plan. Hopefully this will lead to a better balance in some of the decisions made about housing and land use. As noted by counsultant Linda Allen, the Township will see many more people move into the area in the future, and many of them will be older. This is in keeping with Canada’s aging population and the long-term trend of many people from other parts of the country retiring to B.C. Yet there is little planned in the way of housing for lower-income people, including seniors, students and people with disablities. At present, less than one per cent of the housing in the Township is subsidized housing for seniors or families, as compared with nine per cent in the City. This is clearly an imbalance, and one which needs to be gradually improved. While there are limited housing subsidies available at present, the Township needs to take full advantage of whatever programs are available. Another example of an issue that needs attention is the point Allen made about a medium-income couple with an income of $92,000 in 2010. At present, this couple would qualify for a maximum $434,000 mortgage, if they had a solid down payment. This is in a very low interest rate environment. If rates go up even slightly, many people who currently have mortgages would likely not qualify. They are one step away from being over their heads. Yet the Township has done nothing to reduce the costs it builds into housing, most notably through development cost charges. While municipalities point to increasing costs associated with growth, DCCs are tacked directly onto the cost of a home — and home costs are unaffordable for a growing spectrum of the population. The attention in the report to manufactured home parks is important. While such parks are located across the Lower Mainland, Langley has a good share of them and they do provide an affordable and popular housing choice for many. The Township needs to ensure that mobile home parks remain in place, and resist any attempts at rezoning such properties. Many in Langley are located in semi-rural areas, and may be seen by developers as opportunities. But the type of housing they provide is vital. The Housing Action Plan gives some clear directions for the future.
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eter Fassbender is taking a two-cent additional levy on gas leap into another pond, as that TransLink put in place last he spends the next three year. Recently, TransLink has From months campaigning as the BC talked about vehicle levies and a Liberal candidate in Surrey-Fleet- the Editor regional sales tax. None of these wood. frankbucholtz are likely vote-getters. It will be a steep learning curve He is running in a riding that for the Langley City mayor, who has never is very dependent on the Port Mann Bridge faced any serious opposition in his runs for and Highway 1, and will have to defend councillor and mayor in Langley City in the bridge tolls that are not popular with many past four municipal elections. The BC Liberals voters. He will also have to defend the Liberdo not hold the Surrey-Fleetwood seat — it als’ ham-fisted HST decision, which has cost is held by Jagrup Brar of the NDP. The Liberthe party dearly. als are well behind in public opinion polls, In other words, he has a huge uphill battle to and while that gap will likely narrow by elec- let people know who he is, and to then come tion day, the BC Liberals have little chance of up with an issue that they are likely to think winning power again, with the Conservatives positively about. At the moment, mark most running candidates in most B.C. ridings and Surrey-Fleetwood voters down as doubtful. splitting the vote in ridings where the LiberHe is a very capable politician and I would als won by narrow margins. never underestimate him. However, I think Surrey-Fleetwood is likely to stay NDP, and the main reason he is running is to give the it will be interesting to see how many votes party a boost provincially, rather than to win Fassbender will gain for the Liberals. In the the seat in Fleetwood. His candidacy is a 2009 election, Brar gained 8,852 votes, while shot in the arm for the beleaguered Liberals, Liberal candidate Jagmohan Singh took 6,860 who have not had a good 2013 thus far. Even votes. Singh is well-known in the riding, as a in Surrey, the party has had troubles with library trustee, fundraiser for Surrey Memorial candidates. Sukh Dhaliwal had to withdraw Hospital, and realtor. as candidate in Surrey-Panorama two weeks Christin Geall of the Greens took 1,120 ago, due to an ongoing issue with income tax votes and Chamkaur Sandhu of the Conserva- involving one of his companies. tives got 818 votes in the 2009 election. As an aside, Dhaliwal was on hand Friday Unlike Singh in 2009, Fassbender is almost at Fassbender’s announcement, and told me unknown in Surrey-Fleetwood, other than he expects to have his income tax issues as a regional spokesman on transportation sorted out very soon. He plans to work for and policing. Of the few Surrey-Fleetwood the re-election of the BC Liberals. voters who have heard of him, most likely When the election’s over, Fassbender will most associate him with tax increases, such as the likely continue to be mayor of the City of Langley. 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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he throne speech opening B.C.’s 39th legislature may have been short on substance, but it did make it abundantly clear that the BC Liberals see natural gas exports as the source of the province’s future prosperity. The BC Conservative party was quick off the mark to label this a “We’re gonna win a lottery” throne speech, while NDP leader Adrian Dix said it’s a sign that the Liberals have given up on other sectors of the economy, like forestry, film, high tech and tourism. Rather than convince the province with reasoned arguments that LNG exports would be safe and profitable despite the vagaries of the volatile fuel market, the throne speech instead held out tantalizing, but unsubstantiated, hints about what could be done with all that money. Reducing the provincial debt topped the list, along with improvements to social services, investment in education and infrastructure, and the biggest carrot, the elimination of provincial sales tax. The ideas outlined in the throne speech, of course, only apply if the Liberals are re-elected. An NDP government could overturn the whole concept of B.C. becoming a leading exporter of LNG to the energy hungry Asian markets. But should they? There is substance to the concept of exploiting one of the province’s biggest assets. If not now, when? While, as the NDP suggest, supporting existing economic drivers is a primary goal, expanding the province’s economic base should also be on the agenda. What we need is an intelligent approach to bringing B.C. LNG to the world market. As with the province’s five requirements for the Enbridge pipeline, we need a plan to ensure safe production and transport as well as a sound fiscal plan to ensure the province profits, both in tax revenue and job creation. What we don’t need are hints and stock platitudes intended to entice votes, but rather a substantive plan for B.C.’s future. —Kelowna Capital News 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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Year-round school not worth fuss Will mayor’s Editor: After reading G.E. MacDonnell’s letter “Many benefits to year-round schooling,” (The Times, Feb. 14), I felt compelled to point out a few things. The letter writer claims that year-round schooling “is, by far, a better format.” Based on the available research it would appear that even on the most optimistic reports, there is only a nominal improvement in academic achievement. There is plenty of research that shows there is no difference in achievement. Changing to a new calendar would not mean an increase in instructional time for students. The same curriculum would be taught, with kids finishing the year with the same knowledge base. So there would be no real gain here. The writer’s belief that families could enjoy their camping throughout the year is simply not based on reality. This might be enjoyable to some, however those of us who like to do a little swimming during our camping trips might find hopping into a near-freezing lake less than “an enjoyable experience.” The fact is that most people do their camping during the summer months and that is not going to change. Not to men-
tion the fact that most campgrounds close down in the off season. The assertion that kids need only to “dress adequately” to be involved in outdoor activities and camps in the winter months is unrealistic. Kids are simply not going to want to ride bikes, go swimming, attend camps, etc. when the weather is miserable, no matter how well-dressed they are. Just to prove the letter writer lacks a grasp of reality there is the statement “Air conditioning can be installed, as it would be a capital cost and not an operational cost.” Firstly, there would be an enormous capital cost to installing air conditioning and I’d sure like to know who would be funding that during these times of tight budgets. Secondly, there would be a substantial operational cost as anybody with an air conditioner and a hydro bill can tell you. There would also be the ongoing maintenance that would undoubtedly be needed. What’s being proposed for Langley is a change to year-round schooling, with the addition of “intersessions.” These intersessions would be one week set aside three times a year to help students in need and
would apparently take the place of summer school. This would not be available to all students and would only be of a benefit to a small number of kids. The district is telling us that the intersessions would only be available at select schools and the few eligible kids would need to find their way to those locations. If this is about improving student achievement, then let’s find a system that helps all students not just a few. Having kids in school in July is just not pragmatic. Attendance would be reduced as many parents would take their kids out for family holidays. The kids who are stuck in sweltering schools would be looking outside wishing they were there, and not focusing on school work. We live in an area where there are a limited number of good weather months and we should be free to make the most of them. It is not worth disrupting the lives of families to make change that would have little or no benefit. There is so much more to be lost than gained by making such a change. Randy VanDeKerckhove, Walnut Grove
Editor: I was very upset about the article in The Times on Feb. 14, regarding the housing action plan. Where consultant Linda Allen obtained her facts about manufactured home parks I do not know, but they are wrong. They are not a unique Langley issue, as these parks are across B.C. There are more than 26,000 residential units in B.C. alone. There are many others all over North America. What region is she talking about? Please be more specific. Locally, these parks are in Surrey, Abbotsford and Chilliwack, as well as the Township of Langley. They provide very affordable housing, and as they are generally a community in themselves, save the government untold dollars, as neighbour looks after neigh-
bour, thus saving the cost of extended care, assisted living, etc. Residents of these parks do not want rental accommodation in apartments or something similar, be it affordable or not, as they are already living in affordable accommodation, which includes land and privacy. The residents of these parks do not want to rent, where there are untold numbers of other units sharing walls. We want our four walls and our own gardens, and our own lifestyle. We need more manufactured home parks. It is very surprising that the Township of Langley does not encourage more parks to be built, as it is alternative affordable living for seniors. However, the developers and builders do not like these parks, as they cost less to set up, and they
cannot charge the high rents or have the selling price they would like. Has Allen, or any reporter, or council members driven around the parks to see what they are like? Have they walked into any of the homes they wish to destroy to see how nice they are? You have an open invitation. With the proposed community plans, it will eventually place up to about 900 seniors in the Township alone, who are in their 70s, 80s and 90s (who have lived in their homes for years) with the upsetting prospect of having to sell their homes and move in with relatives or care homes. as they cannot afford to live in the so-called affordable living that will be available, according to government thinking. Maureen Spender, Langley
Editor: I am a resident of Langley, and have been for 20 years. I would like to thank and commend Township council for having acted wisely, in the recent decision not to sell a significant portion of McLellan Forest East (the Gray Pit lands). I am grateful for the decision, as I am most concerned for the biodiversity and ecological value of the wetlands properties with regard to the importance of rare and endangered species and habitat protection within the larger regional and global context.
It is heartening that the Township has taken more than half of the forest off the market in response to the public outcry. This issue has garnered a high political profile for the Township and has a high public relations component, which will very likely influence many voters in the next election. Further to the decision, now is the time to capitalize on this momentum in order to ensure the permanent protection of both McLellan Forest and Gray Pit lands for future generations. In my opinion, the
next rational step is for council to formalize its intentions and protect the integrity of this priceless ecosystem by setting the lands aside as a park or heritage conservation area. There are a number of mechanisms through which this can be achieved. This should be immediately explored by the Township in concert with the community, to ensure that these lands will be protected in perpetuity. Ellen Klemm, Langley
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Editor: I was wondering if Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender has reduced his salary from taxpayers of the City, to reflect all the time he spends on TransLink, which is not a direct benefit to Langley taxpayers. I would also like to know if the mayor is going to forfeit his salary while campaigning for a provincial Liberal seat? Sandy Campbell, Langley
Letter writer just blowing smoke Editor: Re W. Martin’s letter, (The Times, Feb. 14), headlined “Legal pot boosts tourism revenue,” Martin makes many ad hoc claims in his letter regarding hordes of pot smokers heading south for an expensive weekend, just for a legal puff. That scenario is no more accurate than 19-year-old Americans coming to Langley at great expense for the weekend, just so they can have a few beers legally. J. Beauman, Langley
Pool gets shoved aside Editor: Re: “Short course pool for Aldergrove,” (The Times, Feb. 7). Is that short shrift for Aldergrove? I was under the mistaken impression that the project was all about a pool, not a hockey arena. And what is a heritage library? We already have a hockey arena and a library. Now that I think of it, we already have a small swimming pool at Philip Jackman Park. J. Churchman, Aldergrove The Times welcomes letters to the editor. Letters can be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. Letters should be brief and will be edited for spelling, grammar and potential liability. They must include the author’s name and city.
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As assistant superintendent of schools in Langley, Suzanne Hoffman made $184,831 in the fiscal 2011/2012 year, according to the latest figures released by the Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC). That includes a $143,448 salary. She has since been hired as superintendent. Secretary Treasurer David Green made slightly more at $184,831, including vehicle allowance, expenses and benefits. Jennifer Canas, assistant superintendent of human resources made the third highest in the district at $165,630. But it is fired Langley superintendent Cheryle Beaumont’s payout that ranks highest earnings in B.C. at just over $444,000. That includes her salary and $301,923 in severance. Her employment ended
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It turns out it will cost more to build a middle school than Langley School District budgeted for. At the Jan. 29 Board of Education meeting, staff asked trustees to amend the capital project from specifying a total maximum allocation of $24 million to $25 million. “When we opened tenders for building a middle school, all of the estimates were over the budgeted amount,” said secretary-treasurer David Green. “We had to increase the budget by $1.162 million.” The Ministry of Education approved the additional allocation, said Green. The board unanimously agreed to the cost of building the new school, located on 84 Avenue, at $25,435,136. According to the district, the building of the school is on schedule. Construction is well underway.
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n Appears sad, moody, teary, or depressed when he or she comes home n Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or other physical ailments n Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams n Experiences a loss of appetite n Appears anxious and suffers from low self-esteem
Possible warning signs that a child may be a bully include: n Positive views towards violence n Often aggressive towards adults – including teachers or parents n Marked need to control and dominate others and situations n Boy bullies tend to be physically stronger than their peers n Hot-tempered, impulsive, easily frustrated n Often test limits or break rules n Good at talking their way out of difficult situations n Show little sympathy toward others who are bullied
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Help put a stop to bullying. Wear the shirt. Be the difference. It started in September 2007, when two teens at a Nova Scotia high school stood up for a younger student. David Shepherd and Travis Price, both in Grade 12, heard about a Grade 9 student at their school who had been bullied and threatened for wearing a pink polo shirt on his first day of school. They decided they should do something about it and bought 50 pink shirts and tank tops to wear to school the next day. They also went online to round up support for their anti-bullying cause, which they dubbed a “sea of pink.” It worked. The next day, dozens of students were outfitted with the discount shirts, but even better, hundreds of students showed up wearing their own pink clothes, some from head to toe. The bullies were reportedly never heard from again. This year, Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day in B.C. and other parts of Canada, an annual anti-bullying event that started after the now-famous 2007 “sea of pink” campaign. The need for awareness and action against bullying remains as strong as ever say those involved in the pink event, including local radio station CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and
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Last year during Heart and Stroke month we interviewed Betty Desy, an active woman in her sixties who had ignored all the signs and symptoms of an impending heart attack and had just had three stints implanted to restore the blood flow to through her clogged arteries.
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as much as possible, so that advice combined with my fear was a bit troubling but I started back on my exercise routine.” “ I swim four times a week for ninety minutes. I had done that before the heart attack but not always four times and not always for ninety minutes. I would skip a day sometimes if I had a meeting or leave early other days if I just wasn’t into it but now I use the time seriously and put me and my body first.” The Heart and Stroke Foundation encourages recovering patients to talk about how you feel with your health care team. Talking to a
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ntertainment from an era when actors enthralled live audiences with dance, music, magic, slapstick comedy, and other audacious acts is making an appearance in Langley. A group of Vaudevillians will take the stage at the Fort Langley Community Hall on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m., as Langley Centennial Museum presents: A Vaudeville Variety Show. The event is being held in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Voices of the Town – History of Vaudeville in Canada. On loan from the Peterborough Museum and Archives, the display features images from the Basille Collection of Roy Studio photographs. “We are lucky in Langley to be entertained by all kinds of talented artists and performers, but the wide range of acts taking the stage at the Community Hall will make this a truly unique experience,” said Township of Langley Cultural Services Manager Peter Tulumello. “If you are looking for fun, authentic, old-style entertainment, this is a night not to miss.” A Vaudeville Variety Show is being produced by local resident Professor Douglas Fraser. A musicologist and entertainer with a background in vaudevillian music and performances, Fraser is an impresario of musical comedy and variety-style presentations. Not only has he produced many shows, Fraser is a speaker, singer, comedian, and banjo and tenor guitar player who has toured with Bryan Adams, Boz Scaggs, the Knack, George Carlin, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. Earlier in life he opened for greats such as Buddy Rich, Earl Hines, Les Brown and his band of Renown, Stan Getz, and Eubie Blake. Fraser will be the MC for the evening
finger-style guitar • Reg Donnelly – A magician with comedic twist, Donnelly won the Cecil Ackery Comedy Trophy in 2003 and is most known for his Multiplying Bottles trick and its surprise ending • The Genuine Jug Band – Canadian traditional jazz artists, the Band presents historically significant music with the sound and feel of the first jug bands from the turn of the century, which contributed to the evolution of jazz and blues • Neale Bacon and his Crazy Critters Ventriloquist – an international performer, Bacon has entertained children and their families since 1977 with his entourage of puppets “In addition to this outstanding line-up of confirmed entertainers, rumour has it that a very good mindreader will be making an guest appearance” Tulumello stated “so I am advising everyone to bring their nicest thoughts and be open to some family rated fun Miranda GATHERCOLE/Langley Times and entertainment” For tickets Next stop, Vaudeville in Fort Langley! Langley Centennial Museum is presenting A to A Vaudeville Variety Show, call Vaudeville Variety Show on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m,. and local volunteers got into 604-532-3536 or visit recexpress. ca and quote barcode 425371. character to promote the evening of old-fashioned entertainment for all ages. Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance. and will also perform as a solo act and with the Genuine Jug Band. “We are thrilled to have a performer of such a caliber bringing his expertise to this show,” Tulumello said. He added that Fraser will be joined on stage by a number of acts that will provide entertainment for a variety of age groups and interests, including: • Suzie Francis and the Versatiles – a song and dance troupe whose members range in age from 55 to 95 Jammin Jamaican Juggler Matt Levy – a “Cirque” style entertainer, comedian, and award winning juggler who performs feats of movement and balance • Rickey Mann – an accordionist extraordinaire, Mann is a composer and a regular on Vancouver’s supper club scene who has performed with Dal Richards, Lorraine McAllister, Bobby Hales, and David Foster • Mixed Company – a local
barbershop quartet that presents familiar songs in three part harmony • Don Alder – winner of the 2011 UK Guitar Idol competition in London, England, Alder creates a wall of sound with acoustic
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Hunting treasure with Young People’s Theatre The Young People’s Theatre Company of Surrey is ready to set sail on an adventure of historic proportions. From Feb. 22 to 24, SYTCO presents its 16th season production at the Surrey Arts Centre with an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Treasure Island. Directed by Susan Pendleton, the family classic takes audiences on a journey with young Jim Hawkins and explores his relationship with the notorious Long John Silver as Jim enters the treacherous life of pirates and treasure hunting. It begins at an inn off the coast of England in 1775 and quickly becomes a tale of greed, lies and mayhem. Featuring cast members from Langley, Cloverdale, Surrey and White Rock, this production is recommended audiences aged seven and up. Performances will take place on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and
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Andrew McKay scores 20 points to lead Gators in junior final Gary aHUJa Times Sports
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In a heavyweight battle between the top two teams in B.C., the Walnut Grove Gators landed a knockout punch in the third quarter. Playing before a standing-room only crowd at Abbotsford’s Yale Secondary on Saturday night in the finals of the Fraser Valley East high school boys basketball playoff tournament, the AAA second-ranked Gators and the top-ranked Yale Lions fought to a 41-41 stalemate at halftime. But after the break, Walnut Grove seized control, out-scoring Yale 38-11 during a stunning third quarter, closing the frame on a decisive 26-3 run, and cruised to an 86-73 win. “We tried to transition, push the ball — we were trying to wear them down,” Gators coach George Bergen said afterward. “I think our ability to run is the best in the province, to me. I think that was the difference — when we run, we are pretty good.” In the third quarter, Yale had no answer for Walnut Grove’s defence, which continuously forced missed shots and turnovers, with the Gators getting out in transition and running the ball. Jadon Cohee paced a balanced Walnut Grove attack with 18 points, and Josh Mayorga (15 points) and Sam Shin (14) also chipped in offensively for the victors. Mayorga also came up with a couple of blocked shots while Shin had a few steals. “We have been like that all season,” Bergen said about his continued, PAGE 28
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Walnut Grove Gators’ Hamish McKay drives to the hoop against the defence of Brookswood’s David Dejo during the Gators’ 41-30 victory in the junior boys’ district championship game at the LEC.
When Walnut Grove Gators coach Jon Fast spoke to his players in the locker room at half-time of the championship game, he was blunt. The coach didn’t sugarcoat what he saw, which was a dismal offensive performance that saw his team scored just six points in the first quarter and 17 in the half. Not what one would expect from the top seed in the junior boys Langley district championship tournament. But on the flip side, Fast had to be impressed by the defence displayed by his Gators team, which held the Brookswood Bobcats to two points in the first quarter and just 11 in the opening 16 minutes. “In the first half, we missed around eight lay-ups and six free throws,” Fast said. “That’s 22 points left off the board in a final. I am not happy with that.” “But I also told them, that was probably the best defensive half of basketball I had seen.” Walnut Grove did find its offensive game in the second half, hitting a trio of three-pointers on their way to a 41-30 victory on Thursday night at the Langley Events Centre. “It’s only a matter of time until you find someone who heats up,” Fast said. And for the Gators, that was Andrew McKay, who finished with 20 points, including a trio of threepointers.
Brookswood was led by Michael Pratt and Doug Kwiatkoski, who both had 10 points apiece. The win was the fifth straight year Walnut Grove has won the junior boys’ district title. The Bobcats had the lead cut down to as few as five points in the fourth quarter, but the Gators had an answer reach time. Brookswood was also done in by poor foul shooting as they missed eight free throws in the final period alone. “Brookswood plays hard every time; I respect that,” Fast said. The teams were the top two seeds for the playoffs and during league play earlier this month, Walnut Grove defeated Brookswood 56-34. And in the semifinals, the Gators beat Langley Fundamental in the semifinals while Brookswood beat Langley Christian. Langley Christian won the third place game 55-49 over Langley Fundamental and all four advance to the 32-team Fraser Valley regional championships. “For me, this is my most multidimensional team that I have ever had at Walnut Grove,” Fast said, pointing to the fact his 18-player team boasts depth. “We have a bunch of guys who all have the ability to light it up.” Walnut Grove is seeded third and hosted No. 30 Samuel Roberts Technical in the opening round yesterday (Monday). Brookswood, which is No. 11 faced No. 22 Enver Creek at Heritage Woods while Langley Christian (No. 25) played at Lord Tweedsmuir (No. 8) and Langley Fundamental (No. 26) played at Semiahmoo (No. 7). The top eight teams will play in the championship round from Feb. 21 to 23 at Walnut Grove Secondary.
Stea scores 26 as Walnut Grove upsets top-seed Bobcats Gary aHUJa Times Sports
A 13-0 run to start the game and then an 8-0 run at the beginning of the second half proved to be the difference for the Walnut Grove Gators as they pulled off the upset, knocking off the top-seed Brookswood Bobcats 54-32. The teams were playing in the Langley district junior girls championship game on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. Brookswood was gunning for its 14th straight district championship at the junior girls level. But the Gators used a tenacious defence which kept the highpowered Bobcats offence scoreless for five minutes in the first quarter and then six in the third period, to seize control and never let up. Brookswood averaged 53 points per game during the regular season when they went 7-0, which included a 45-41 win over the Gators back in December, the first day of league play. Walnut Grove was up 20-7 after
the first quarter and 34-20 at the half. They extended the lead to 20 points after three quarters and won by 18. “We got up big and were able to maintain,” said Walnut Grove coach Mark Hodgson. “Brookswood is a very good shooting team, a very well-coached team. “They were never able to get into their rhythm.” “And from the defence came the offence,” he added. “It was a big team effort.” The Gators were led by Cassie Stea’s 26 points while Emma Smithson chipped in 10 points. Brookswood was led by Julia McFarland’s nine points. In addition to winning the past 13 junior girls district championships, Brookswood had won the past 14 Grade 8 titles as well. So the Walnut Grove players have been motivated all season for a shot at the Bobcats. Hodgson, a parent who is continued, PAGE 28
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Walnut Grove’s Emma Smithson drives into the heart of the Brookswood defence during her team’s 54-32 victory in the junior girls district championship game at the Langley Events Centre.
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Lightning strikes for district title LCS defeats H.D. Stafford in Grade 8 girls’ final Gary ahuja Times Sports
The Langley Christian Lightning continued their dominant season, capturing the Grade 8 girls Langley district basketball championship. The Lightning scored the game’s first six points and never looked back, defeating the H.D. Stafford Skyhawks 37-23 on Thursday afternoon at the Langley Events Centre. The victory marked the first time in 15 years that the Brookswood Bobcats were not keeping the championship trophy after Stafford knocked them off in the semifinals. Brookswood did rebound to take third place over Walnut Grove. In the championship final, Katelyn Mallette scored a game-high 11 points to pace the Lightning. And the key to the win was teamwork, said coach Cynthia Wergeland. “Our teamwork was important today because we had two injured starters,” she said. The pair still played but were not 100 per cent. “The rest of the team stepped up and picked up the slack.” After the Lightning jumped ahead 6-0, the Skyhawks cut the lead to three points after one quarter. They
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Langley Christian Lightning’s Katelyn Mallette splits the defence of Stafford Skyhawks’ Makayla Nebert (#19) and Kylie Poochachoff during the Grade 8 girls district championship game at the Langley Events Centre on Feb. 14. The Lightning won 37-23. extended the lead to 10 points at the half and then won by 14. Langley Christian has lost just once all year, back at a tournament in December when they lost by two points to Abbotsford’s W.A. Fraser. In league play, the Lightning were 8-0 and out-scored the opposition an average of 45-11. Three times, the opponent did not even reach double digits in points and the 23 points surrendered in the district final to Stafford, were the most against a Langley school in league play or the playoffs. When Langley Christian and Stafford
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played earlier in the season, the Lightning won 40-20. Wergeland said some of the credit for the team’s success has to come from them playing together at the club level, with the Langley Hoopsters, under former Trinity Western women’s coach Danielle Gardner. “The key to success for us will be intensity and continuing to play as a team,” Wergeland said. Langley Christian, Stafford, Walnut Grove and Brookswood will all play at the 32-team Fraser Valley championships. Langley Christian is seeded fourth and will host Agassiz today
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coaching at the high school level for the first time, said the players had this game circled on their calendar all season. “They waited all year for this game, the district championships,” he said. “That has been our focus right from the start.” Overall, it has been a strong season for the Gators, with three tournament titles and just three defeats along the way: the league game to Brookswood, in the semifinals of one tournament and the finals of another. Walnut Grove, Brookswood, Langley Christian and R.E.
Mountain will all take part in the 32-team Fraser Valley championships, which tip off today (Tuesday). Langley Christian defeated Mountain 32-30 in the third-place game at districts. The Gators are seeded third and will play No. 30 Guildford Park at WGSS. No. 9 Brookswood faces No. 24 MEI at Heritage Woods while Langley Christian (No. 23) and R.E. Mountain (No. 26) face No. 10 Yale and No. 7 Earl Marriott. Both games are at Earl Marriott Secondary. The final eight teams will play in the championship round, which runs Feb. 21 to 23 at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary.
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team having multiple scoring options. “We rarely had scorers in the 30s. It is a balanced team effort.” The loss was just the second against Canadian competition for the Lions. “This (loss) is something that was needed,” said Yale coach Al Friesen, noting that Walnut Grove trumped his team in stats that are indicative of hustle — offensive rebounds, recovering loose balls, fast-break layups.
“There’s no team that’s that much better than anybody in this province, at the top . . . On a given day, it’s partly who’s hot, but who mentally comes the most ready to play and most ready to compete is going to win.” Despite beating the province’s top-ranked team, the Gators begin play at the Fraser Valley championships seeded second in the 32-team draw. Yale is third while the White Rock Christian Warriors, who beat the Gators twice this season, earned the top seed.
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Now is the time to get the jobs done that youâ€™ve been putting off H Bath & Kitchen Renoâ€™s H Sundecks, Patios, Doors & Mouldings H Full Basement Renoâ€™s for that Mortgage Helper âœą Licensed, Full Service Contractor with over 25 years exp & all available trades. Many refâ€™s. Unbeatable prices & exc quality. JMS Countertops/Custom Splashes 15% Disc. w/ad. Free home Consult 30 yrs/refs John 604-970-8424
POLAR BEAR PAINTING $299 ~ 3 rooms (walls only 2 coats) 604-866-6706
Sick and tired of your kitchen or bathroom? Let Valley One Renovations Make it BETTER! From design to the final clean and polish: we take care of it all. Call for your free no obligation quote. 'VMMZJOTVSFE8$#SFHt0WFSZFBSTFYQFSJFODF 1FUFStvalleyone@shaw.ca
MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.
Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064
Free Est & Warranties
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SAMCON BUILDING. Complete renos, decks, kitchens & baths, from start to finish. All trades available. Over 25 years experience. Call Derek (604)720-5955 www.samconbuilding.com
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, fencing, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
CHRISTINEâ€™S CLEANING. Reas. & Honest. You wonâ€™t be disappointed. Seniors Disc. Call 604-328-3733.
604-475-7077 ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)
FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry-Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018
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Deep Tissue & Relaxation Massage & Skin Care
Required for Maple Ridge roofing co. Previous experience is an asset, not necessary - willing to train. Wages Commensurate with Experience. Fax resume 604.462.9859 or e-mail - hirooďŹ email@example.com or Call: Sue 604.880.9210
COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT & DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS Required for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. and Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Positions avail. in Surrey. Cummins, Detroit Diesel and MTU engine experience considered an asset.
TIME FOR A NEW CAR? See bcclassified.comâ€™s Automotive Section in 800â€™s
EXPERIENCED LINE COOK, Wages negotiable. In busy Pub. Call 604-888-8983 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
langleytimes.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560
MISC. FOR SALE
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HOMES FOR RENT
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL
• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More
Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM! On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed! .Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated
SPECIAL - Paint 2 bdrm & get 1 room free. Free est. 2 yr warr. (604)762-5436
OVER 15yrs exp. installing ceramic,porcelain,stone tile.visit www.futuristichomeservices.com
TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs
• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778
www.treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service
C & C Electrical Mechanical
604-475-7077 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
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
REAL ESTATE 625
FOR SALE BY OWNER
WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We Will Buy Your House, Quick Cash & Private! Mortgage Too High & House Won’t Sell? Can’t Make Payments? We Lease Your House, Make Your Payments & Buy It Later!
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
HERD Dispersal $15,000 - 50 Saanen/LaMancha/Alpine does. Also many kids from April to June 2012 for sale. Prefer selling as a herd but will sell individually/consider trade for meat goats. 604-864-8888
BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email: email@example.com
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
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Eastcan Rooﬁng & Siding
Ph: 604-533-4061 Langley
CLAYMORE APTS * RENTAL INCENTIVES * 1 bdrms avail immediately & 2 bdms avail. immediately and March 1. Close to shopping, schools & transit. Some pets ok.
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA:
5374 - 203rd St, Langley Call 604-533-9780
Sukhwinder Singh & Kulwinder Singh - PLAINTIFFS
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).
Call 604-881-7111 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP
LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops
Northland Apartments 19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley 1 & 2 BDRM APTS AVAILABLE NOW!
PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357
1/2 Month Free + $200 Gift Card Lrg, reno’d Bach, 1, 2 & 3 Bdrms Heat & Hot Water incl. Walk Score = 75
Affordable Housing for Seniors
SHIH TZU Tiny Toy Poodle X pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. M $400, F $450. 604-866-4467.
55 and older, 1 bedroom suites. 2 bedroom handicapped unit. Smoke free/no pets
YORKIE, miniature, p/b female, beautiful, 8 weeks old, $1000. Call 604-316-7775
Call Mon-Fri btwn 9am-noon.
S. Surrey, 2603 151 St.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324
LANGLEY attractive modern 1bdrm suite, priv laundry, suit 1, mountain view, Christian home, ns/np, Mar15 $725 incl utils/net. 604-530-8467. LANGLEY: Sunny 2 bdrm bsmt g/l suite, sep. entr. Located in Murrayville. Full kitch & l/r. with gas f/p. Shr lndry. Utils, cbl & wi-fi inc. Very safe, quiet & friendly neighborhood. 10 min to Willowbrook Mall, 5 mins to Kwantlen University. 10 Min to TWU. n/s, n/p pls. Refs req. Avail. immed. $900/mo. (604)514-1073 LANGLEY Willowbrook. Newly reno’d 2bdr grnd flr ste, suit quiet older tenants, NS/NP, ref’s req’d. $950 incl d/w, utils, laund. 604-539-5459
ALDERGROVE, 1100 sq ft. 2/bdrms + den. Quiet street, large backyard, RV parking. Gas stove. d/w. $1050/mo + 2/3 hydro. Avail Mar 1. N/P. (604)418-5731
MATTRESSES starting at $99
LANGLEY, central. Clean 3 bdrm. insuite lndry, close to parks, shops & schools, fenced yard. Avail now. N/P. $950 + util. 604-754-0704
*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379
LANGLEY CITY CTR, lower 1/2, pri entr, 1 bdrm, bright, 800 sf, Carport, storage. Now. $850. (604)807-5848
551 Best Local Roofs & Repairs in Cloverdale. WCB & liability. Great price/refs Paul 604-328-0527
BROOKSWOOD MOVING SALE Saturday, Feb 23rd 9am - 3pm 19824 40A AVE. Furniture, Exercise Eq, Clothes, Household items
LANGLEY 2/bdrm apt. Very nice & clean. Laminate floor. N/S, N/P. 2 car pkng. $950/mo. Avail immed. 604-266-1292.
HOMES FOR RENT
ALDERGROVE 3834 272 St. 3 Bdrm country hse. Kit, din/rm, ext lrg liv/rm, 2 baths. Vacant. $1000 + utils. NS/NP, Ref’s. (604)864-5075.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2008 VW GOLF City, 5 spd manual, silver, 85,000k. a/c, p/w, $6250/firm (604)538-9257
THE ONE, THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-theart training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1 - 8 8 8 - 9 9 9 - 7 8 8 2 ; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
CLOVERDALE / LANGLEY. Clean, quiet, private, newly reno’d 2 bdrm. 1180 sq.ft., w/d, 2 parking, N/S. $1200/mo. Mar 1st. 778-574-5536
• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
Call 604.532.2036 MILNER 21767-61 Ave. Nice large 2 bdrm T/H, secure quiet country setting on 3 acres. N/S. Sm pet ok. $1090/mo. Mar 1. (604)856-6967
DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557
TAKE NOTICE THAT on 13/Feb/2013 an order was made for service on you of a notice of civil claim issued from the New Westminster Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number S147423 by way of a manner which includes publishing this notice in the Langley Times Newspaper for a period of one day. In the proceeding, the plaintiffs claim the following relief against you: damages for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and the torts of conversion and misrepresentation. You must file a response to civil claim within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain, from the New Westminster Registry, at 651 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, BC, a copy of the notice of civil claim and the order for substituted service providing for service by this advertisement. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
2008 Pontiac G5 Original 12900 KMS 4 Dr Auto A/C Like a new car! $9900 OBO 604-535-5997
CLOVERDALE, 3 bdrm T/H, approx 1400sf, 2 baths, tandem garage + carport, 2 balc’s, $1650 + utils, incl strata fees. Mar 1st. (604)780-3183
CARS - DOMESTIC
To: Tap Van Nguyen also known as John James Young
CLAYTON Vill. 1400sf Newer 2 BD W/D, net, sat TV, hydro $1100/mo. N/S. Avail March 15. 778-574-3401
•New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad
ALDERGROVE: large 2 bdrm bsmt. March 1st. $1050/mo incl lndry N/P, N/S, refs. (604)857-9771 or 604-612-5870
3 Bd Townhomes avail now and 2 Bd Townhomes avail March 1 Close to shopping, schools, parks & transit. Outdoor pool & Resident Manager. Some pets ok. #36 – 5210 203 Street, Langley.
3” USA Plastic money KEYCHAIN $5, $10, $20, $50, $100. $5/each..................... 778-239-9517
Tap Van Nguyen also known as John James Young - DEFENDANT
ALDERGROVE: 1 & 2Bd bsmt stes. Nr both schls, bus & shops.Avail March1. N/P. $550. 604-628-2200
TOWN & COUNTRY APARTMENTS 5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets
LANGLEY: 4 Bdrm house + addition on 1 acre farm setting. $1600/mo Avl. now. (604)534-6017.
RIVERSIDE GARDENS FAMILY COMPLEX
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.
TRUCKS & VANS
Criminal record check may be req’d.
PARK TERRACE APTS
2002 MONTANA MINI VAN -aircared, clean, a/c, p/w, no acc. 170K. $3000: 1 (604)856-4896
1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable
GUTTER CLEANING ONLY $95. Pressure Washing; driveways, sidewalks, siding, etc. 604.861.6060
Apartments 20727 Fraser Highway
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.
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
2005 GMC Envoy XL 4x4 7 passenger clean loaded, 200kms $4995 FIRM, 778-908-5164
Call For Details! Martinique Walker, AMP Mortgage Broker Specialist Verico Assent Mortgage Corp. Call: 604.984.9159 Toll Free: 866.984.9159
ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $800 (604)308-5665
100% Guaranteed Auto Loans www.applewoodcredit.com Over 300 vehicles! 1-888-274-6680
By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480
Betsy - 604-533-6945
100%Financing! Stated Income 90% 2.60% Variable 2.99% 5 yr. Fixed
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604-507-4606 or 604-312-7674
Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers! bcclassified.com Call 604-575-5555
Michael - 604-533-7578
Rainbow & Majorca
Bachelor suite - $635 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets
Furnace Boilers, Hot Water Tanks Hot Water Heat, Plumbing Jobs. Furnace cleaning with truck mounted machine
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
Villa Fontana & Stardust
• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? • Difﬁculty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663
Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber
AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Repairs & new installs. Furnace, Boilers, Hot water tanks etc. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801. www.panoramaplumbing.com
FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry & parking. No Pets BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED
The Village at Thunderbird Centre
MIXED SPECIES HOG FUEL 1” minus mixed berry mulch, Red Cedar coarse hog fuel Phone R.J. Caplette 604-856-6500
German Shepherd pups, ckc reg, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, make a good guard dog and family pet. $1000. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls
24 hr. emergency calls
LANGLEY CITY APARTMENTS ON 201A
FEED & HAY
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
LANGLEY CITY 1-bdrm apt. Clean, crime free bldg. Incl. heat, n/p, refs. req’d. $710. 604-530-6384.
Boxer pups, ckc reg, vet ch. 2m, 1 flashy fawn, 1 brindle, born Jan 23, rep. breeder1-604-794-3786, l/m
Call us for all your plumbing, heating & gas fitting needs. Renos, new installs, h/w tanks, etc. Fully licensed, bonded, insured, WCB, with A rating BBB. Local, clean & reliable. Free estimates.
LANGLEY: 5530 - 208 St. Quiet, clean, spacious 2 bdrm. 4 Appls, ht/wtr, prkg incl. $885/mo. Res. Mgr. N/S, N/P. Avail Mar 1st. Call 604534-1114 between 9am - 8pm.
CHILLIWACK 3 lots for sale on Promontory Hill, nice view. Can build 3 storey house. $199K each assessment value. 604-719-7428
FULL PLUMBING SERVICES
SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Nellie Doreen Simpson, also known as Nellie Simpson, late of 102 5375 205th Street, Langley, B.C. V3A 7V7, deceased, who died on October 28, 2009, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the executors at c/o 401 - 815 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4 before April 2, 2013, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it having regard only to the claims of which they have notice. Vancouver City Saving Credit Union and Melanie Jane Cherbonneau, Executors
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
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