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Governor General David Johnston greeted members of the Langley All Stars baseball team on Monday afternoon in the Fraser Presentation Theatre at the Langley Civic Centre. He was in town to present the players with the Governor General’s Caring Canadian award for their trip to Uganda in January 2012. In a friendly tournament, organized by Vancouver’s Ruth Hoffman, the team travelled to Africa to play a team which was denied entry to the U.S. for the Little League World Series in 2011.
Little Leaguers honoured as ‘Caring Canadians’ Langley All Stars recognized by Governor General for their journey to Uganda in January, 2012 Gary ahuja Times Reporter
“It takes courage and heart to travel to a continent which the media portrays it to be a place of war, poverty, disease and corruption. To us down here, you are heroes and deserve this award.” Those were the words of Coach George, the coach of the Ugandan baseball team and president of the Ugandan baseball and softball association. He sent an email to Ruth Hoffman, who was the driving force behind the Pearl of Africa Series. The series saw a team of
Langley baseball players — aged 11 and 12 — who had represented Canada at the Little League World Series. They were scheduled to play Uganda, but the African champions were denied entry into the United States due to some discrepancies with their visas and paperwork. The Pearl of Africa Series raised enough money to send the Langley baseball team to Uganda for a week in January 2012 to not only play that game, but to help grow and establish the sport. It was also made into a Sportsnet documentary, Fair Ball, which shared the story. And after seeing the
documentary, Alberta’s Janice Miller was so touched by its message, she decided to nominate Hoffman and the team for the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. Governor General David Johnston was at the Township of Langley’s Fraser River Presentation Theatre on Monday afternoon to present the award to the players. The award was created in 1995 to recognize the “unsung heroes of our country,” Johnston told the audience. The Caring Canadian Award recognizes those who volunteer their time and efforts to help others build a smarter and more caring nation. “As Governor General, I consider it a great privilege to recognize members of this team and those who supported them,” Johnston said. “On behalf of all Canadians, thank you for your caring and
kindness.” Colby Ring, who spoke to the audience on behalf of his teammates, said it was a lifechanging experience which changed the players forever. “We went to Uganda … to play a game of baseball, little did we know that our experience was not only about baseball, but about life lessons and outlooks and especially making life-long friendships,” he said. He said that they think daily about what they saw over that week and who they met. “Uganda is a poor country but rich in many ways,” he said. “Going there taught all of us how lucky we are, even if we sometimes forget. “They have a special place in our hearts; they changed us forever (and) I hope they know how much they have given us. “They have given us so much more than the bats, the balls,
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Web viewers say ‘goodbye, kitties’ After becoming Internet sensations, six Langley kittens and their mother have all gone to new homes Monique TaMMinga Times Reporter
Patti Dale Animal Shelter manager Sean Baker holds a donation and thank you card from a girl in Japan, who wrote that watching the six kittens on the Internet made her feel better after losing her own kitty in April.
Six Langley kittens and their mom, whose every move was captured on a live Internet feed for eight weeks, 24 hours a day, captured the hearts of the world. They have all been adopted, confirmed Patti Dale Animal Shelter. But thank yous for letting the furry felines’ day-to-day antics be shared with everyone are coming in from around the world. “We received registered mail from Japan today. “The front of the envelope had a dozen cute Hello Kitty stickers and more Hello Kitty stickers inside,” said Patti Dale animal shelter manager Sean Baker. “Inside there was a letter, a picture of Petunia and her kittens and $75 in Canadian five-dollar bills.” The girl from Japan wrote that she had lost her own cat in April and watching these kittens play and sleep made her feel happy. “They cheered me. I hope their [sic] happiness,” wrote the girl. They have also received donations from England and other countries. In fact, the live feed saw more than 1.3 million views during the eight weeks volunteer foster mom Shelly Roche trained her
webcam on the feline family, and let their adorable ways do the rest. A link via The Times’ Facebook page also proved very popular, drawing more readers than anything else featured on the page — by a wide margin. Their cute kitten play captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people, some of whom found themselves in trouble with employers because they were watching kittens instead of working. Two kittens were adopted together, and young mom Petunia also found a nice home, said Baker. One of the females had to wait to be spayed because she didn’t weigh enough. Baker held back another female so she had a companion through coming out of surgery. Now all seven have gone to good homes, he said. He doesn’t know if Roche would be willing to do it again. “It’s a huge commitment to open your home up to a live camera. “But the end product was amazing. “It’s like a good book. You don’t want it to end and when it does, you say, ‘OK, but what’s next?” said Baker. In the meantime, there are still plenty of kittens and cats looking for a good home. If you are interested in adoption call Patti Dale Animal Shelter at 604-857-5055.
Huge anti-gang unit presence in Langley over weekend Monique TaMMinga Times Reporter
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit — B.C.’s anti-gang agency —
executed a search warrant on a property in Gloucester Industrial Estates, in the 27000 block of 56 Avenue (across from Freybe Gourmet Foods).
A huge police presence was seen on the property both Saturday and Sunday, with one nearby resident telling The Times he saw police using a crane to remove
containers. CFSEU spokesperson Sgt. Linsdey Houghton wasn’t prepared to give details on what was found on the property and if there were
any arrests. “The warrant is in relation to an ongoing investigation,” said Houghton. The police unit will release more details this week.
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“I immediately thought of the served for six years with the Sergis,” said Riedweg. “There is Provincial Emergency Prono one more deserving. gram, Emergency Radio Oper“They give very unselfishly.” ations in Surrey. Among the numerous Two years ago, the couple volunteer roles the couple used those skills to help stuhas taken on over the years, dents at Belmont Elementary Mario and Marilyn have spent contact the International Space Station and more than 10 chat with one years with of the astrothe Langley nauts on board. Emergency For her part, Program. Marilyn, 74, During that now a member time they’ve of Ramshead helped Writers Group, victims of the volunteered Kamloops for 10 years at wildfires of the Aldergrove 2003 and, Doris Riedweg Community closer to Sergi nominator Police Office home, the (CPO) as well recent Elm as working for Building fire 11 years with Canadian Blood at Rainbow Lodge. Services. She has also been a They’re also well known Sunshine Lady and Secret Pal, for pitching in under less “bringing her infectious smile dramatic circumstances. From driving their neigh- and cheery words to many bours to appointments, to shut-ins and the elderly,” helping them with light house- wrote Riedweg. This is not the first time work and meal preparation, the couple is happy to lend a the Sergis’ abundant commuhand whenever and wherever nity spirit has been formally acknowledged. they’re able. “We were nominated for the As an expert saw sharpener and ‘general of many trades,’ ( John and Muriel) Arnason “Mario is the ‘go to’ guy in award in 2008 and we won the (mobile home) park for it. We had our 15 minutes of those who need a repairman,” fame — and it lasted for three years, I kid you not,” laughed according to Riedweg. They also help out toward Marilyn. Every place the couple went, the end of each year at the they seemed to get recognized, Langley Christmas Bureau. Both are certified amateur she said. Still, winning the Senior of radio operators — Mario’s call sign is VA7W0P, while Mari- the Year honours together was unexpected. lyn’s is VE70SS. “We were (surprised). We In that capacity, Mario, 79,
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are couple who give in multitude of ways didn’t know what to say when Doris called,” said Marilyn. The Sergis moved to Langley from Pigeon Lake, Alta. in July, 1998 to help out an uncle who had no children. Shortly after that, they began donating their time and seemingly boundless energy. In addition to the numerous non-profit agencies in the community, the couple participates in the Township of Langley’s Adopt a
Street program — under the name ‘Sergico’ — ensuring that their section of Allard Crescent near Derby Reach remains tidy. “We go out every week and do some pick-up. We try to pick a day when it’s not a weekend, so there’s not so much traffic,” said Marilyn. “We’ve found everything — including a kitchen sink,” she laughed. Still, she said, it’s great fun. They enjoy watching the cyclists and dog walkers and
groups of people out for a casual stroll along the river. “It’s lovely. We get to to enjoy nature at its best.” For the Sergis, volunteering is as much about what they get back as what they can offer. “I just love people. And our community needs — and has — wonderful volunteers. I love mixing with them,” said Marilyn. “You have to pay back, and we enjoy doing this,” added Mario, a retired fire and res-
cue chief at an Edmonton chemical company, who was born in Italy. “You’ll never find any other country in the world like this. I’m proud to be here and to help out. It makes me feel good,” he said. “You’ve got to step out and enjoy the place (you live) and help people.” The Sergis will be formally honoured during a luncheon at the Langley Senior Resources Centre tomorrow (Wednesday, June 5).
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he Canadian Federation of Independent Business has taken aim at municipal spending across Canada, just as municipal leaders have gathered in Vancouver for the annual convention of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The scrutiny is long overdue. The CFIB notes that municipal spending has grown by 55 per cent in the last decade, even as the population has grown by 12 per cent. Here’s some direct quotes from a CFIB press release: “It is reasonable to assume that municipal spending would keep pace with increases in population and with increases in prices (inflation). Across Canada, population growth between 2000 and 2011 has been 12 per cent. In Vancouver, population growth was 15 per cent. Over that same time period, inflation-adjusted municipal operating spending increased by a jaw-dropping 55 per cent and 50 per cent respectively. “In other words, the pace of municipal spending growth was over three times the growth in population and inflation. “Put another way, municipalities have increased per-person spending by over 30 per cent. Do you feel like you are getting 30 per cent more services from your municipal government? “Municipalities claim they are falling behind on one of their core responsibilities — infrastructure. At the same time, they say they need more revenue to deal with problems not addressed adequately by other levels of government, like housing and health. “Transfers from senior levels of government to B.C. municipalities increased by 273 per cent between 2001 and 2010. So where is all this new municipal revenue going? “Municipal employment increased by double the rate of population growth over the past 12 years. In addition, municipal employees make 36 per cent more in wages and benefits than equivalent jobs in the private sector. Wages and benefits make up 67 per cent of Vancouver’s budget. To unravel the overspending, this is where we must start.” CFIB makes some excellent points. Municipal wages are considerably higher than those for similar workers in the private sector. Tough bargaining is needed to help rectify the imbalance. A close look at all benefits that go to municipal employees is also needed. Municipal governments need to start exercising some restraint.
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overnor-General David fied to go to Williamsport, was Johnston was in Langley scheduled to play the Ugandans on Monday afternoon, there. As they couldn’t do so in to formally recognize the Lang- From the U.S., a fundraising drive to the Editor ley Little League team which make the match happen started went to Uganda last year frankbucholtz upon their return home. Hoffman to play an exhibition series was a key part of that, enlisting against a Ugandan team that was unable the “Right to Play” organization. Sportsnet to take part on the Little League World chipped in as well, as did Sportsnet baseball Series in 2011. analyst and former major leaguer Gregg Zaun. The team received a “Caring Canadian” Many Langley residents pitched in and award, as did Ruth Hoffman of Vancouver, contributed to this drive, which allowed the who played a key role in raising funds and Langley Little Leaguers to travel to Uganda awareness so that the Langley team could in January, 2012 to play their long-delayed make the trip. games. For those who have not yet seen it, I highly The documentary showed what an eyerecommend the TV documentary ‘Fair Ball,” opener it was for the Canadian team memproduced and shown by Sportsnet. This is bers to visit the African country, and find out the web link to that show — http://www. how kids their age live each day. sportsnet.ca/fair-ball-from-canada-to-uganda/ While their baseball field was nothing like The TV documentary was a powerful mesthe fine fields provided in Langley, they were sage about the differences in living condivery usable and the teams had some great tions between Canada and Uganda, and how games there. a love of baseball allowed kids from both Baseball, like all sports, offers many opporcountries to meet as equals on the field, and tunities. It’s a relatively simple game and build friendships and mutual respect for one doesn’t require a lot of expensive equipment. another. It can easily be taken up by people in counThe Ugandan team was the first from Africa tries with fewer resources than Canada. Socto qualify to play at the Little League World cer is much the same. Series, which is played each year in WilliamProof of how baseball can change lives can sport, Pennsylvania. However, team members be seen in many countries. The Dominican were unable to get visas to enter the U.S., Republic may be the best example. It is a likely because it was difficult for some of poor country, but baseball is huge and some them to provide complete personal informaof Major League Baseball’s best players come tion. The U.S. is very vigilant about who from there. enters their country, and that vigilance, while It may well be that a Ugandan ball player necessary, keeps some worthy people, like makes it to the majors one day. But even these young ball players, out. if that’s a ways away, the Langley team has The Langley team, which had also qualiproven baseball can bridge cultural divides. 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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igh up on Christy Clark’s ‘to do’ list when she unveils her new cabinet and new direction has to be aboriginal treaty settlements. Too few treaties have been signed since the federal and provincial and First Nations agreed on the principle of negotiated treaties recognizing self government and control over resources. (In this region, the 2000 Nisga’a treaty was negotiated outside of the established treaty process while the Kitselas and Kitsumkalum, just this year, approved agreements in principle leading toward final talks after more than 17 years of negotiations.) Premier Clark must decide on a political direction for treaty settlements that, in concert with the federal government, seeks to hasten progress. At the moment the political end of land claims has fallen way behind the economic reality of relations with aboriginal peoples. Pick any major project in this region from BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, to mines, to liquefied natural gas plants plans and the pipelines to feed them and you’ll find some kind of economic deal signed with a First Nation or a promise of signing one. These deals so far fall under the broad “consult and accommodate” approach that’s been developed thanks to court rulings. The challenge for the premier is to now find a political model that fits with the growing economic importance of aboriginal peoples. —Terrace Standard (Black Press)
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Park is no place for car racing Editor: The thought of Campbell Valley Park being opened up as a venue for motor car racing feels like being violated. It violates the people who live around the park; all the people who use the park for walking,and riding their horses; those who use it for quiet contemplation; and all the animals that live in the park. It is a quiet refuge for both humans and animals alike. If the park is used for this kind of activity, it would forever change the ambience of Campbell Valley Park, and also the whole area. It is essentially an equestrian paradise. After all, Langley is considered the horse capital of B.C. There is no public transit to the venue, therefore cars are the only means to attend the events. Hundreds of cars
and hot rods will be making noise, congesting roads that have very high horse traffic (whch is dangerous). There is also the environmental impact on the park itself. The people who live around this area are conscious of and have a respect for the horses on the roads and in the park. When you start getting large groups of people in cars from Vancouver and other areas, who are not familiar with the dangers of animals and traffic, it is asking for a fatal accident to occur. I have heard that there would be rules for muffler noise and catalytic converters used for the race cars, but that does not address the problem of the enthusiasts who love to bring their hot rods out to
show off to other enthusiasts. The people who have bought property around the park, the residents who live here and pay property taxes to live here, are going to be royally screwed if this proposal is allowed to go through. A lot of these people have moved from places like Vancouver to enjoy the quiet and peaceful ambience of the area. Parks are supported by our tax dollars. They are not designed to be a cash cow for politicians or special interest groups. People live here and visit here because of the piece and quiet. Motor car racing and natural parks are not compatible. Please protect our parks. Judy Clappison, Langley
Track revival would be a positive move Editor: I have been watching the debate for and against the reopening of the historic Langley Speedway for the better part of a month. As a longtime resident of the South Surrey/White Rock/Langley area, I wholeheartedly support the revival of this historic venue. I do not race cars and grew up on a farm where my family was greatly involved with horses and the equestrian lifestyle. Recently I took an extended vacation south, and took in some riding. While we were on horseback, we were greeted by speeding four-wheelers and large semitrucks on the highways and back road areas, along with the sounds of rifles being fired. What struck me as curious was the ability of the horses to ignore the surroundings, to a degree. It troubled me I could not take the time to write about the
speedway during my time off. On my way home, I went to Alberta, where I went to witness my first short track race in Wetaskawin. It was exciting and lively. What I saw really made me want to write to you. The event was filled with families having a great time together. They were cheering their friends, their families and strangers. It was something I find sorely lacking in an age of video games and the breakdown of the family dynamic, which appears to be rampant. I recall discovering the speedway track about five years back, while on one of my many walks through the park. I was filled with a sense of wonderment and excitement that this fabled track actually existed. You see, as a kid, there were rumblings of this hidden track in the park. To us it was this mythical place. It was up there
with Westwood,which was a world-class and venerable track that co-existed with nature for many years. I almost immediately was reminded how the tracks are disappearing throughout North America due to development. This green space is prime to start a new era. I have read the pros and cons and think the statistics being touted by the opposition are greatly exaggerated. This is fear mongering at its worst. Racing would only be one part of the equation, given the Lower Mainland’s fascination with all things automotive. Car shows, swap meets,school programs, peewee racing and many other types of events could benefit from opening the track for public use, and could generate a great deal of revenue. David Phelps, Surrey
Editor: Like most Langley Township homeowners, I received my property tax statement last week. It contained a 2.79 per cent increase.According to the Township finance departmentt, the increase was needed to pay for an increase in budget of $3,461,808. If that sum ($3,461,808) divided by the estimated 10,000 illegal suites, it comes to $350 per illegal suite. Why, that’s exactly what the license fee is for a legal suite in the Township. Is that a coincidence or what? J. Beauman, Langley
Good experienCe Editor: As the school year comes to a close, we are all busy with year-end functions and events. I’d like to take a moment to thank the staff and all the teachers at H.D. Stafford for making our middle school experience so wonderful — especially Mrs. Bhamra (nee Nijjar) and Ms. Pudlas who daily enrich our kids’ lives in the Integrated Fine Arts program. Congratulations also to all the coaches and staff for an amazing sporting season. If you are a parent with a child currently in Grade 5 considering H.D. Stafford, know that this is a wonderful school where teachers truly connect with the kids and encourage them to try a multitude of explorations. E. Ryans, Langley
Hey McGregor, many of us love to ride our bikes Editor: I was disappointed to read the same old tired and worn-out treatise on cycling in Jim McGregor’s May 30 column. It was written from the stunted point of view of the car-centric. Why could he have not been more supportive of those of us in the cycling community who love to ride our bikes, and who wish more of the general population could experience the benefits? Can’t you remember how, as a kid, you lived on your bike? It was the quickest and easiest way to get where you were going. There used to be so many bikes in the school bike racks it was hard to remember where you had parked yours when you dashed out of class for a quick get-away home, then went off to your friend’s place for the The
latest adventure. Oh the freedom — to venture halfway across town, and still make it home in time for supper. I pity today’s school children, stuffed away in cars. Injury, pain? Only if you are obtuse enough to restart your cycling career by doing too much too soon. Clashes with traffic? Langley has many designated cycle routes to explore, following less-crowded byways, that could introduce you to new parks and neighbourhoods. Those much fought for cycle paths and lanes at least warranted a mention from McGregor. Fire trucks, ambulances, and police cars are more likely to be idling at the side of the road attending a vehicle crash. Check the police statistics.
As to cost: the average cost of car insurance for one year is more than enough to pay for a fairly upscale and efficient bicycle, or two or three, depending on the family size. What clothing to wear? Millions of Dutch and Danish commuters seem to have no problem with apparel. Don’t tell me that Canadians are not capable of also solving that non-issue. Getting around on a bicycle is not the immense chore he portrays. I am continually amazed that people find it surprising that a bicycle can be used to go places. I can’t remember when I did not ride my bike. In the 1950s and 1960s. I rode my bike to school, since it took too long to walk. In the 1970s, I didn’t have a car so I
walked to work and took transit, but my bike got me everywhere else. In the 1980s when I lived in Vancouver, I rode my bike to work. First from South Granville to Pender Street, then later from Commercial Drive to the GiImore area. When we moved to Langley, I did own a car to commute to Burnaby. In the 1990s I rode my bike with my child. Currently, I ride my bicycle to the library, to my dentist, doctor and hair appointments, and to the grocery store. Cycling is just a part of life — a simple, quiet, and efficient method of getting around. Shame on McGregor. He did us all a disservice by making up lazy, contrived excuses not to cycle. Laurie Baldwin, Murrayville
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A 35-year-old Langley man is facing several child pornography charges after police seized several items from his home on May 29. Glenn William Schulz is charged with making, distributing and possessing child pornography. Schulz has been released on a $10,000 surety and a series of conditions restricting
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n behalf of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce I extend our sincere congratulations to our re-elected MLA’s Mary Polak in the Langley Riding, Rich Coleman in Fort Langley/ Aldergrove, and to newly elected MLA for SurreyFleetwood Peter Fassbender. It was a very long, hard fought campaign and we also thank you for participating in our 3 All Candidates Meetings. We look forward to working with you on local and provincial business concerns for the next 4-year term and ensuring that the Langleys and the Fraser Valley Region continue to be the preferred place to live, work, invest and play! The official totals from Elections BC are now in and we are advised that voter turnout in the Langley’s was up more than
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Chamber Golf Tournament Only 2 foursomes left! Book your golf spots today! Chamber Golf Tournament The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is a fantastic opportunity for your business to be a part of one of Langley’s premier golf tournaments. This tournament is professionally organized, caters to the wants and needs of golfers of all skill levels and it is a terrific way to meet the men and women of our business community. • Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013 • Location: Redwoods Golf Course ~ 22011 88th Avenue, Langley • Registration Starts: 9:30 am • Tee Off Time: 11:00 am • Format: Texas Scramble • Cost Per Golfer: $175.00 + GST • Includes: Tailgate Brunch, 18 Holes, Shared Power Cart, Gourmet BBQ Dinner and Prizes. • To register as a Golfer or for Sponsor ship information: p: 604-530-6656 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.langleychamber.com Not-for-Profit Social Media Workshop: A New and Exciting Way to Tell YOUR Story! Presented by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, A NEW AND EXCITING WAY TO TELL YOUR STORE! is a social media workshop designed to help organizations learn the best way to tell their personalized story to get the most from their social media strategies. Presented by Sherri-Lee Pressman, Social Media
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June Open Late for Business at Ramada Langley/Surrey 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! Join us and enjoy complimentary appetizers courtesy of the abc Family Restaurant, visit their winery themed jacuzzi suites and sample wine from these local wineries, get travel tips from a cruise industry expert and enter the business card draw for a 1 night stay in a King Jacuzzi Suite! Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 Location: 19225 Highway 10 (56 Avenue), Surrey Time: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Tickets: This event is FREE for all Chamber members and guests. RSVP is required for catering purposes: p: 604-530-6656 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.langleychamber.com
Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase You are invited to exhibit at or attend the Fraser Valley’s most inclusive networking event of the year! • Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 • Location: Cascades Casino Resort Ballroom ~ 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley • Time: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm • For more information: p: 604-530-6656 e: email@example.com w: www.langleychamber.com 17th Annual Business Excellence Awards The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce invites you to help us recognize businesses, organizations and business people who demonstrate outstanding innovation, growth, ethics, customer service and contributions to the community. • Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Location: Newlands Golf & Country Club (Conservatory Ballroom) ~ 21025 48 Avenue, Langley • Tickets: $75.00 + GST • For more information or Sponsorship details: p: 604-530-6656 e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.langleychamber.com Visit www.langleychamber.com for more event details and a list of sponsorship opportunities! Please Note: Cancellations will not be refunded within 24 hours of any Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce events.
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CITY AND TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY
— 2013 Business Excellence — Award Nominations Now Being Accepted The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce invites you to help us recognize businesses, organizations and business people who demonstrates outstanding innovation, growth, ethics, customer service and contributions to the community.
Please visit www.langleychamber.com to complete a nomination online or to download a nomination form!
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Awards Evening: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Newlands Golf and Country Club.
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Recognizes for-profit businesses who consistently contribute to the social and cultural well-being of the community.
Recognizes an individual who demonstrates oustanding business achievement through solid leadership, business ethics, community contribution and innovation.
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❑ Business of the Year
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(Small, medium & large)
Recognizes a business that demonstrates an overall high level of leadership in the community, shows continuos innovation and growth, and provides outstanding customer and employee service (including employee education and training).
Recognizes non-profit organizations that consistently contribute to the social and cultural well-being of the community.
❑ Environmental Leadership Award
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Members of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce have access to discounted fuel plans. With three options there is sure to be one to meet your needs: · Esso Direct Driver Billing Program - 3.5¢/litre at any esso station on fuel, top-up fluids, car wash. No minimum purchase required. · PetroCanada SuperPass Card - Savings of 2¢ per litre on gas and diesel. Minimum usage 200 litres per month. · Shell Fleetplan Gas Discount Card - Savings of 3¢ per litre on gas and diesel. Minimum usage 300 litres per month. For more information or an application form contact the Chamber office at 604-530-6656 or email@example.com.
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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— Notice of 82ND Annual — Annual General Meeting
otice is hereby given that the 82nd annual General meeting of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at Cascades Casino resort – 20393 Fraser highway, Langley, bC. The agenda for the meeting will include the election of officers and directors to form the 2013/2014 board of directors.
2012/2013 Outgoing Board of Directors PresidenT: angie Quaale, Well seasoned Foods 1sT ViCe-PresidenT: Kristine simpson, KPmG msLP 2nd ViCe-PresidenT: brian dougherty, horizon Landscape Contractors seCreTary-Treasurer: eric Wilson, bdo Canada LLP PasT PresidenT: denni bonetti, bonetti meats (2010) Ltd. Community Directors: LanGLey CiTy: scott Johnston, Campbell burton & mcmullan aLderGroVe: michelle Chandra, sutton Group - West Coast realty souTh LanGLey: danielle nielsen, aldergrove Credit union norTh LanGLey: Viviane barber, Facet advisors LLP Chartered accountants Directors-At-Large: Jane Fee, Kwantlen Polytechnic university
Kris mohammed, buy rite business Furnishings sharon newbery, rheanew business solutions inc. Tammy rea, Td Canada Trust mary reeves, big bros/big sisters of Langley scott Waddle, Precision auto service Ltd. The 2012/13 board of directors met 11 times during their Term of office. NOMINATIONS nominations for the 2013/2014 board of directors shall be made by two members of the Chamber in good standing, and must be delivered in writing to the executive director’s office no later than 5:00 pm on monday June 10, 2013. only a member in good standing shall be eligible for election to the board. Please contact Lynn Whitehouse, executive director, for a nomination form: 604-530-6656 or lynn@ langleychamber.com.
The ConTaCTs: Lynn Whitehouse Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
Jaclyn Van Den Berg The Voice of Business, Newsletter Coordinator
Barb Sytko The Langley Times, Advertising Sales Coordinator
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Heart from the
Benefit concert will raise funds for cancer research, search-and-rescue training Brenda andersOn Times Reporter
t’s an effort that Murray McVay’s can really put his heart into. The manager of Canada’s Own Barracuda — a tribute to Ann and Nancy Wilson’s band Heart — is mounting a concert featuring a trio of cover bands, with a portion of the proceeds going to support two Langley families whose sons died last April when their canoe capsized in Nicola Lake, near Merritt. When the kickoff to the Classic Tribute Concert Series hits the stage at the Surrey Arts Centre on Friday, June 7, the first band on the triple bill will be Barracuda, featuring McVay’s wife Donna Caruk in the role of Ann Wilson and Rachael Chatoor covering Nancy’s side of things. Barracuda makes every effort to give fans an authentic Heart experience, said McVay. “We’ve replicated their look and the way they do the songs.” From Crazy On You to Alone, All I Want to Do is Make Love to You, and Dreamboat Annie, fans can expect to hear all their favourite Heart songs during the band’s 45-minute set at the venue in Bear Creek Park, said McVay. Those who prefer their classic tunes with a little more edge, can check out Bon Jovi
tribute, Blaze of Glory and rock along to Bad Medicine, Runaway and You Give Love a Bad Name. Those are all great songs, said McVay, but the one that never fails to thrill fans is Living on a Prayer. “That’s the one that gets people on their feet, singing along,” he said. Next up, Victoria-based Aerosmith Rocks will entertain ‘80s glam rock enthusiasts with some classic Aerosmith tunes — from Sweet Emotion, Crazy and Cryin’ to Dream On. For McVay’s generation, the concert offers audiences a chance to revisit their youth — even if it’s just for a couple of hours. “It hearkens back to the days when I had hair,” he laughed. But it’s not just fans in their 40s and 50s who come out to hear ’80s tribute bands, said McVay. It’s a younger generation, too, who have grown up listening to and appreciating their parents’ music. Originally intended as a fundraiser for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer — in support of Team Rock The $#@! Out Of Cancer — the scope of the event changed after McVay’s classmate, Kelly, lost her son, Austin Kingsborough, in a canoeing accident on Nicola Lake last month. Austin’s friend, Brendan Wilson, also died. Seeing his friend go through
Three tribute bands, including Barracuda (top) and Aerosmith Rocks (left) will raise funds to train search and rescue personnel to use the type of equipment which located the bodies of Langley teens Brendan Wilson (driving ATV) and Austin Kingsborough. such a heartbreaking tragedy, the concert promoter knew he had to do something to help. “That lady is a rock,” said McVay, who is studying to be an addictions counsellor. After a lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful search by police, the parents of the two boys hired an underwater search team from Idaho. The teens’ bodies were quickly recovered from the lake, not far from where their canoe had overturned. While the Americans conducted the search at no charge, said McVay, the families cov-
ered the expenses incurred in coming up to do the job. Once the concert has recouped its own costs, $5 from each of the next 150 tickets sold will go into a trust. Those funds will be used to train local search and rescue workers to properly use equipment similar to that employed by the American searchers. The goal of the fund, said McVay, is to help ensure other families who find themselves in similar tragic circumstances won’t’ have to wait so long to find closure. McVay plans to donate an
additional $1,200 to the Ride to Conquer Cancer. It’s another cause that hits home with McVay, who lost both his parents to cancer and has been through three bouts with the disease himself. Tickets for the all-ages show are $40. They’re available online at tickets.surrey.ca. Surrey Arts Centre is located at 13750 88 Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, go to Facebook and search for MurMan Productions.
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Langley piano student earns top mark in B.C. Langley’s Ron Bencze has received the highest aggregate scores in British Columbia on his Associate Royal Conservatory Teachers Degree in advanced pedagogy examinations in 2012. During the exam, the 23-year-old music student had to complete a written component on pedagogical and technical skills, an oral segment where repertoire is performed and discussed with a panel of examiners and a performance part that includes advanced piano repertoire, technical and aural skills. Bencze first enrolled in the Western Conservatory of Music when he was eight years old, and has since completed his Associate Royal Conservatory of Music teachers degree in piano pedagogy, all
Royal Conservatory of Music theoretical examinations at the Western Conservatory of Music, a diploma of music at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and a Bachelor of Arts in history from KPU. He has also competed in the Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival and has performed with the Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra. “It is a pleasure to see a student I have worked with from an early age go on to achieve such excellent results and pursue a career in which I myself have chosen,” said Richard Haack, principal of the Western Conservatory of Music. “Ron will carry on the the tradition of providing excellent music education in the foreseeable future and I wish him every success in life.”
Music, debate and tea at LCMS BC Forensic League Society Champion Debate Club (Langley) is hosting a charity Musical Evening and Tea Party on Friday, June 7. Along with selected musical pieces, the group will present a series of ‘debate vignettes’ — debates
on popular and current topics that run for only a few minutes each. The event will take place at Langley Community Music School, beginning at 6 p.m. A tea party will follow at 8 p.m. Tickets for both the concert and tea party are $10.
They will be available at the door. Proceeds will be donated to UNICEF for African Water Well. Langley Community Music School is located at 4899 207 St. For more information, contact the BC Forensic League at 604-514-9161.
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The B.C. high school track and field championships were held at McLeod Athletic Park on Friday and Saturday, with more than a thousand athletes taking part. Clockwise from top: Langley Christian’s Travis Muller clears his high jump; Langley Fundamental’s Hannah Beaton readies for her javelin attempt; Walnut Grove’s Robyn Buckingham lands her long jump leap; Brookswood’s Brooke Hoolsema (#830) is among the pack in the 1500m; and Walnut Grove’s Ethan Wilkinson (#731) finished fifth in the 400m.
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Ellenwood caps off high school career in style Four medals brings career total to 13 for Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood Gary ahuja Times Sports
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Langley Secondary’s Georgia Ellenwood separates from St. Thomas More’s Zion Corrales-Nelson in the 100m at the B.C. high school track and field championships at McLeod Athletic Park. Ellenwood edged Corrales-Nelson for the gold medal.
Georgia Ellenwood leaves the high school ranks as one of the most decorated track and field athletes. Ellenwood added four more medals — three gold and one silver — to bring her total to 13 medals over the last four years at the B.C. high school track and field championships. The Grade 12 student at Langley Secondary won gold in the long jump, 100m and the heptathlon — which was held the week before in Abbotsford as part of the multi-sport championships — and a silver in the high jump on Friday and Saturday at McLeod Athletic Park. Ellenwood actually tied for the top mark in the high jump as both she and Little Flower Academy’s Jessica Hanson cleared 1.65m but Hanson did so in two
attempts while Ellenwood needed three tries. It brings her mark to 10 gold and three silver over an illustrious career that has netted Ellenwood a track and field scholarship to the University of Wisconsin. “I was happy with my long jump and my 100m,” she said. And while the long jump has been a staple event for Ellenwood over the years, the 100m was just added this year. “I wasn’t expecting to win (the event),” she said. “I was going in it for fun and seeing how I did.” She qualified for the finals after winning her heat in 12.29 seconds and then took gold by 0.10, in 12.36. Ellenwood won the long jump with a leap of 5.65m and her heptathlon score of 5,296 points was not only a personal best, but also a new provincial record. The high jump was a sore spot for her however, as she cleared just 1.65m. By comparison, in the heptathlon, Ellenwood jumped 1.74m. “That is very inconsistent,” she said. But overall, there were no
complaints. “I am happy with it for my last year of high school, but also kind of sad that it is over now,” she said. “But it is good to see the younger kids, all the great athletes, coming up,” she said. As for the rest of the summer, Ellenwood will now focus on qualifying for the Canadian junior nationals in Montreal next month and then the Pan American Junior Games at the end of August in Colombia. She has represented Canada for the past two summers. ••••• And Ellenwood was not the only member of her family to find the podium over the weekend in Langley. Her younger brother, Dean, was a double gold medallist in the Grade 8/9 championships, which were also held at McLeod Athletic Park. Dean Ellenwood, a Grade 9 student at Langley Secondary, took top spot in both the 400m and 800m events. He won the first race in 51.32 and the latter in 1:57.59.
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It was fitting that Eli Kastelein won his first provincial high school track and field gold medal at McLeod Athletic Park. “It felt amazing to win and it is really nice getting to do it right here in Langley,” Kastelein said. “I’ve spent hundreds of long days training at the McLeod track so it was nice to end off my high school career there with such a great memory.” Kastelein, a Grade 12 student at Langley Christian, won gold in the 400m hurdles on Friday afternoon, crossing the finish line in 55.26 seconds. The time shaved almost two seconds off of his personal best. “I knew I was capable of running a winning time, it was just a matter of doing it at the right time,” he said. Kastelein still remembers first attending the B.C. high school championships when he was in Grade 8. “It totally blew me away, seeing all the talent,” he said. “(And) I knew this was my fifth and final shot at a provincial gold medal so I did everything I could to cross that finish line first.” Two years ago, Kastelein placed eighth and last year he won the bronze medal. He has spent the past couple of years training with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club. He has also signed his letter of intent to attend Portland’s Concordia University where he will compete in the NAIA. Langley Christian’s Aidan Kits was fourth in the 400m while Nick Colyn was fifth in the 2000m steeplechase.
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There is setting a new personal best and then there is what Adam Marshall accomplished, which was smashing his PB. The 18-year-old Grade 12 student at Brookswood Secondary not only won the gold medal in the men’s 2000m steeplechase event, he obliterated his previous best time of 6:25.00. Marshall crossed the finish line in 6:08.77 at McLeod Athletic Park on Saturday afternoon at the B.C. high school track and field championships. Marshall’s previous best came a few weeks ago at the Fraser Valley championships, when he placed third. But Marshall fully expected to make a better showing at provincials. “For Fraser Valleys, I had the 800 heats and finals the same day as the
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Phillips, Betty It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of Betty Phillips (nee Ratzlaff) at the age of 70, having succumbed to cancer. She was a gentle, loving and caring person who brightened the lives of those around her. A teacher and a counsellor in the Abbotsford School District for many years, she influenced the lives of many, many children. She leaves behind a loving husband of 46 years, Murray; three children: Christine PhillipsHing (Martin); James Phillips (Inga) and Jonathan Phillips (Kerri). She was a devoted grandmother of seven: Brock, Grant, Marin, Tessa, Jaida, Hazel, and Ruby. She is survived by three brothers: Harold (Viola), Eric (Katie), and George (Jenny) as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Betty had a resilient faith and a gracious spirit that encouraged so many. Her memorial service will be held at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140 St Surrey, Thursday, June 6 at 2 pm. We are deeply grateful for the care of her doctors: at Vancouver General Hospital the medical staff led by Dr. Scudamore and Dr. Yoshida and in Langley, Dr. Hansen and Dr. Adamson; as well as the devoted and loving care of the staff at Langley Hospice. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Langley Hospice Society. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com
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Marine Superintendent/Detachment Superintendent, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet, a civilian component of the Department Of National Defence, seeks Marine Managers for positions in Nanoose Bay and Victoria (Vancouver Island), British Columbia. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J-008697-000065, Selection Process# 13-DND-EAESQ-373623, Marine Superintendent/Detachment Superintendent. pplicants must meet all essential qualifications listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. **http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index-eng.htm. Surintendant / Surintendant de debcclassified.com tachement de la Marine. La flotte auxiliaire des forces canadiennes, une composante civile du ministère de la Defense nationale, cherche des gestionnaires marins pour des postes situes a Nanoose Bay et Victoria sur l’ile de Vancouver, en Colombie-Britannique. Les candidats interesses doivent postuler en ligne a travers le site internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, Reference n DND13J008697-000065, le processus de selection # 13-DND-EAESQ-373623, Surintendant / Surintendant de detachement de Marine. Les candidats doivent posseder toutes les qualifications essentielles enumerees dans la publicite en ligne et remplir la demande dans les delais prescrits. http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index-eng.htm
An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators,Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051Edson,Alta
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallerscamp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers (Falling) –Includes Vehicle/Accommodations • Grapple Yarder Operator • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • Hand Buckers –dryland sort experience an asset • Grader Operator • Log Loader Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Off Highway Truck Drivers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18, who are attending a recovery program for alcohol and/or drug addiction. Qualified applicants must be available on weekends and have a home that can accommodate one to two youth and meet all safety requirements. Training and support is provided. If interested, please call a member of our Family Recruiting Team at:
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HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC or a 3rd yr or 4th yr apprentice enrolled in a Heavy Duty Mechanic program is required for our Lower Mainland concrete operations. This position will perform maintenance and safety inspections, troubleshooting and repair of mixer trucks and other equipment.
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F/T GREENS CREW (Seasonal)
With ample knowledge of Mexican cooking. $17.00/hr.
Poco golf course is now Hiring for Seasonal Greens Crew to start immediately. Must have min. 1 year previous exp. or enrollment in Turf Grass management program.
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RJAMES WESTERN STAR FREIGHTLINER Journeyman Truck & Equipment Partsperson. Busy commercial transport truck dealership in Kamloops has an immediate opening for a journeyman parts person. This position is permanent full time with competitive wage and benefit package. Resumes to Attn: HR Dept 2072 Falcon Rd., Kamloops BC V2C 4J3 Fax: (250)374-7790 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Journeyman Carpenters Dorosh Construction Ltd. is currently looking for experienced Journeyman Carpenters with concrete forming experience. F/T employment and competitive wages offered. Please send your resumes and references to: email@example.com or contact Adam at 604-897-5695
KLASSIC AUTOBODY (Hay River, NT) seeking Working Shop Foreman/Assistant Manager - Oversee Bodyshop, estimations, quality/safety, team-player. $37-$42 hourly+OT, company matched pension plan, benefits. Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: 867-874-2843.
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PROFESSIONAL SALES CONSULTANTS. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates. We maintain a large inventory of New & Used vehicles & friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWO FULL-TIME positions available immediately for an Import Auto dealer in the interior of BC. Service Advisor -minimum 2-3 years experience. Apprentice or Journeyman Technician - Both applicants must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Email: email@example.com.
142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS BOOKKEEPER - LUMBER Busy lumber remanufacturing plant requires a bright, energetic person for a full-time position starting this summer. Duties include full responsibility for accounts payable, payroll, benefits, bank deposits, lumber inventory entries, backup for invoicing and documents, and general office duties. Good bookkeeping/accounting background (Accpac) and experience in the lumber business (LISA) are definite assets. Please send resume to Central Cedar Ltd., 19278-56th Ave., Surrey BC V3S 6K4, fax 604-533-0099, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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ASSEMBLER LOCAL ABBOTSFORD Light Manufacturing Company Requires a person to assemble machines. Mechanical aptitude a necessity and experience in assembly is preferred. Income in the $12-$14 hour range depending on experience and ability. Reply by email to: email@example.com
FULL-TIME CABINET BUILDER/INSTALLER We require an energetic, cabinet builder / installer for our busy Surrey / Port Kells location. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years experience, benefits after 3 mos. Position available immediately. Please email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: Continental Store Fixture Group Inc. Bldg. # 4, Unit #17, 19272 96 Ave., Surrey, B.C. V4N 4C1. Fax 604-882-3561
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
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FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service
341 POLAR BEAR PAINTING Ext. paint special! Split level home starting @ $1500. 604-866-6706
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
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SAMCON BUILDING. Complete reno’s & additions. Over 25 yrs exp. Call Derek (604)720-5955 www.samconbuilding.com
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
Call a Roofer, not a SALESMAN ! FREE EST. ~ Since 1990 ALL WORK GUARANTEED
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HANDYMAN SERVICE Small repairs & renovations. Yard Clean-Up. Haulaways & Recycling. Call for free est. Mike 604-928-9030
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Dean ~ 604-835-1320 For All Construction Needs Renovation ~ Addition ~ Finishing Decks ~ Stairs ~ Siding, Kitchen ~ Bathroom ~ Basement, Installing of Windows ~ Doors Ceramic ~ Laminate Flooring Drywall ~ Painting. WCB & Full Liability Insurance.
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PAINT SPECIAL 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.
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Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069
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• All Interior Work • Tiles • Trim • Drywall • Plumbing • Painting * Experienced * Reliable Roger 604-679-0779
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THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047
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SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or
MAREMMA PUPS, working stock guard pups, protectors of livestock, family or property, will guard whatever it bonds to. Being raised with livestock. No Sunday calls. 1 (604)796-8557
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F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
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JACK RUSSELL pups 3F 1M. 8wks old, short legs, smooth coat. Dew claws done. $500. 778-883-6049
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(New phone number)
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CONCRETE & PLACING
GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups P/B. 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed, 10 weeks old, $700. (604)850-3329
“QUARTZ/GRANITE/ARBORITE” JMS Countertops, 30 yrs/refs ★ John 604-970-8424 ★
English Bulldog Pups, Ch. Bred, shots. Gorgeous show quality $2800. 604-513-0092
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35 + YEARS EXPERIENCE. Reno’s, Additions, Sun Decks, Fences, Finishing etc. Quality workmanship guarantd. References.
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359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
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• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING
LAWN and GARDEN SERVICES Comm / Res ~ Acreage / Estate
✱ Licensed, Full Service Contractor with over 25 years exp & all available trades. Many ref’s. Unbeatable prices & exc quality.
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
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H Bath & Kitchen Reno’s H Sundecks, Patios, Doors & Mouldings H Full Basement Reno’s for that Mortgage Helper
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A30 Tuesday, June 4, •2013 30 • The Langley Times Tuesday, June 4, 2013 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 551
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
PIANO, Full keyboard, all the bells and whistles. Yamaha Clavinova. $500. Good cond. (604)531-1267
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604-513-1138 MULTI-FAMILY Complex Garage Sale, Murrayville Glen, 21928 48 Avenue, Langley. Saturday June 8, 2013 from 9-3pm. Rain or shine.
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •
ALDERGROVE: 3215- 266A St. 3 Bdrm bsmt entry home. $398,500: 778-878-1586
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WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647
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PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS
MISC. FOR SALE
MOVING MUST SELL ETCHED BAMBOO GLASS WATER FOUNTAIN 7.5’ tall x 32” wide, can be used as a room divider $950. CORNER DESK Chocolate coloured, raised shelf, large work station $200. BEDROOM SUITE Incl Sealy queen box spring & mattress, like new, frame, headboard, night table and tall chest $500.
Phone 604-530-1912 WALNUT GROVE 2bdr exec condo 2bths, 6appl, 2prk, lrg deck, strg rm 1yr lease. $1400 incl ht/wtr. July1st. 604-589-7772 or 778-241-0071
LANGLEY, 202/53A Ave. 2 Bdrm apt, $915/mo, quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-539-0217 LANGLEY: 5530 - 208 St. Quiet, clean, spacious 2 bdrm, 4 appls, ht/wtr, prkg incl. $885/mo. Res. Mgr. N/S, N/P. June 1st. Call 604534-1114 between 9am - 8pm. LANGLEY CITY. 1 Bdrm $595/mo. Adult oriented building, 50+ years. Clean, quiet, and near all amenities. N/P. Call Ron 604-727-1373.
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Betsy - 604-533-6945
2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7000 obo (604)817-1945
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709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 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. S. SURREY. Warehouse, approx 1000 sf. 220 wiring, One -14’ door, gated. Suitable for storage. Avail. June 1. $750m. Call 604-835-6000.
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Villa Fontana & Stardust Michael - 604-533-7578
WALNUT GROVE. 55+ 2/bdrms, 2/baths, 5/appli. Incl heat. F/P, parking. N/S, N/P. Avail July 1. $1200/mo. (604)888-1570
FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry & parking. No Pets BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED
Rainbow & Majorca
FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~
TOWNHOUSE-STYLE DUPLEX Newly renovated 2Bd+Den duplex. Stainless steel appliances, 2 prk stalls and a private covered patio. $1100+ utilities. NP/NS Quiet mixed res/com area in central Langley ideal for mature professionals. For more info call Wolf, (604)530-5646 or (604)230-3903
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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ALDERGROVE. Studio suite, down town, main ﬂr. Avail now. $550/mo incl utils. Pets ok. 604-620-4861
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HOMES FOR RENT AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
AVAIL July 1st. Small 2 bdrm house in quiet rural setting. ns,np. Ref rqd. $1000./mo. 604-220-6340
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20727 Fraser Highway
Top ﬂoor City Views $225,500 2 Bdrm, 2 Baths,1000sqft. Call David Evans 604-328-8250 Re/Max
1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable Criminal record check may be req’d.
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684 11+ ACRES overlooking beautiful Bridge Lake, majestic ﬁr trees, good building site, $169,000. (250)945-9944
1.95 ACRES OF FUTURE development with renovated home, 190 St. & 76 Ave. $1,395,000 - call: Global Force Realty (604)761-6935.
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LANGLEY: *GREENWOOD MANOR* 26030 Eastleigh Cres Reno’d 2 Bdrms. From $850. Hardwood ﬂoors. Lots of closet space. By transit, Kwantlen College. Small Pet OK. 778-387-1424, 604-540-2028 LANGLEY Paddington Station. New exec 1 bdrm + den. Full bth granite counters, 4 SS appl, laminate ﬂoors, W/D, F/P, A/C, 1 u/g prkg & gym. NP/NS. $950/mo + util. Avl now. Call 604-319-7811.
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. Hugh & McKinnon Rentals 604-541-5244
20058 Fraser Hwy Langley
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Avail. June 1, 2013 Senior oriented building. 2 Bdrm condo, 1.5 bath, 5 appl’s, in-suite w/dryer, secured parking, covered balc. $950/mo. all utils. extra. N/P. Walk to Safeway on 208 Ave. & Fraser Hwy.
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Brand new 1 and 2 bdrm units Avail immed W/D/F/S/DW/microwave Secured parking Close to all amenities $800-$1,200/month 1 year lease 1 month free rent on 1 year lease Call Cathy for a showing
FORT LANGLEY; New 1 bdrm above ground ste. N/P, N/S. $825 incl utils. Call 604-613-4715 S. LANGLEY 1 bdrm bsmt, share laund, gas f/p, ns/np, avail now. $725 incl hydro/cble 604-534-4950 WILLOUGHBY, New 1bdrm + den, bsmt ste, mjr appl, util incl, W&D, N/S, N/P, $900/mos, Jun 1, 604786-8378
The Village at Thunderbird Centre Deluxe 2 & 3 bedroom suites available. Large balconies, ﬁreplace, in-suite laundry. No Pets. Live, shop, work & play all in one location. Next to Colossus Theater (200/ #1 Hwy).
ABBOTSFORD near Aldergrove Newer 2 bdrm. N/S, N/P. $775 incl basic cbl, net & washer. Avail now. 604-855-1331 or 604-832-3532
LANGLEY 4-Plex, 3 Bdrm upper, 4 appl. Ref’s, NS/NP. Avl. now. $1050 + util. 604-574-0047, 778-549-3491. SURREY 3bdrms, 2 livrms, 2 baths, near last skytrain station, SMH, Surrey Place Mall, elem & high schools. $1300/mo +1/2 utils. Avail immed. Call (604)727-2525.
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Spacious Reno’d bach, 1, 2, 3 bdrm suites. Heat & hot water incl. Walk Score = 75 604-530-0030 www.cycloneholdings.ca SURREY Central. Large 1 & 2 bdrm apts. Close to skytrain. Incl heat, cable, pkng & 3 appli’s. N/P. 604-588-4664 or 604-588-8121.
WILLOUGHBY. Huge 2000 s/f 4 bdrms, 4 baths. New appls. Nr Hwy. 1. $2000. July 1. 778-878-0649.
In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On April 6, 2013, at or near the 7000 block of 198B Avenue in Langley, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Langley RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a 1996 MercedesBenz E 320; BCLP 6M4R9L; VIN WDBJF55F2TJ008031, on or about 18:00 Hours, $430 CAD, on or about 18:00 Hours, two BlackBerry cell phones, on or about 18:00 Hours, and an HTC cell phone, on or about 18:00 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by or used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1576, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the
CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
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We do all the work, so you can just go home.
A Shiny New Tool Belt Makes A Great Christmas Present I recently came across an article by Lindsay Bunin in a magazine called Herald Homes. Her family had recently bought their first home and had spent a year and a half learning all sorts of new skills in how to look after their home. Mostly she had used professionals for the repairs but she managed to learn to do a few things herself. She referred her readers to an internet site entitled, “ 47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership”, and subtitled “ Don’t Get Caught With Your Tool Belt Down”. The site is provided and maintained by an organization named, “This Old House” and can be found at: www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/photos/0,,20434090_20863132,00.html I related easily to Lindsey’s stories about having learned how to unplug a tub drain but, on the other hand, deciding to call in a professional plumber to fix a leaky water pipe. Some repairs can be tried without much risk whereas others are just too scary and you have to call a pro. As I was browsing through this list of regular maintenance and repair tasks and the very easy instructions on how to proceed with the repair I was reminded of my own experiences with do-it-yourself plumbing. Fortunately, the problem of household plumbing repairs was solved when my son became a licensed plumber. When one of the faucets in our main bathroom started to leak I simply called my son, the plumber. After all, I had paid for his apprenticeship and various other attempts at higher education so I thought it was just payback time. Unfortunately, he was busy for the next three weeks---seemed like plumbers were in high demand in those days. However he explained to me over the phone what the problem was, what parts I needed to buy from Home Depot, and how to change the thingamajig that was leaking inside the faucet. Amazingly it worked just like he said it would and, to this day, those faucets have never leaked again. Thus emboldened, when, a few years later, my wife, teenage daughter, and I noticed that a water pipe in the aforementioned main bathroom began to leak I figured I could fix it myself. I stared at the leaky pipe for a long time before I realized I was out of my depth and made the decision to ask our son for help again. The next day when I got home
from work I discovered my 85 lb., 4’-6”, 16 year old, daughter lying on the floor under the sink with her head in the cabinet talking on her cell phone. Even for a teenage girl that seemed rather odd. I discreetly backed away and went to the kitchen and asked my wife what was going on. My wife, with a horrified look on her face, explained that she was talking to her brother, the plumber, and that she was going to replace all the plumbing under the sink !! My teenage daughter - She of the ‘cool’ generation. My wife and I immediately fled to the family room, closed the door, and turned on the TV very loud so we wouldn’t hear the inevitable screams. In a little while our daughter appeared in the family room and announced that she needed to go to Home Depot to ‘pick up a few things’. I considered taking a peek in the bathroom to see how bad the situation was but decided against it. An hour later she returned with a Home Depot bag, disappeared into the bathroom, and within the hour she reappeared, announced that the bathroom sink had been replumbed and the leak was fixed. It has never leaked again either. Now Lindsey doesn’t have a son or a brother who is a plumber to call but this list sure looks like the answer for the more simple tasks. They even tell you what not to try: for instance, they seem to have a fear of fixing things electrical. In these cases they always tell you to call a licensed electrician except in one instance. That’s where you are trying to unscrew a broken light bulb. It involves a step ladder and half of a Russett potato---you’ll have to go to the site to learn more. But, like Lindsay, you’ll learn that fixing things around the house isn’t always that complicated and you’re a lot better at it than perhaps you thought. Who knows, one day you might get a shiny new Tool Belt for Christmas. Stewart Henderson Managing Broker Reach me at: Stewarthenderson@macrealty.com
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