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‘Compromise’ pool approved for Aldergrove Supporters of larger pool tangle with Township council By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

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Talon Thorpe of Aldergrove comes out of the chute in the “Mutton Bustin’” event at the 48th annual Little Britches Rodeo on the weekend. The event was hosted by Langley Riders Club at their 208 Street facility, July 22-23.

Trolley starts serving north route Aldergrove Star

The Aldergrove Trolley Company has expanded its service in this community. The north route, serving Gloucester Industrial Estates along 56 avenue, is no longer under development as service started on Monday June 24. The bus service will begin at 6 a.m. and

end at 6 p.m. and the cost will be $2.50 each way. The south route has been running for a few weeks and the ridership is increasing day by day as the word spreads. “The community loves the trolley on the road and so do the local businesses,” said spokesperson Michelle Evans.

“We have had huge support from several local businesses. We have companies offering reimbursement of rider tickets for shopping in their stores. Residents of Pioneer Park love the trolley picking them up to take them into town to do some shopping or to grab a quick bite at the local restaurants.”

The people who are campaigning for a larger pool in a yet-to-be built Aldergrove recreation centre clashed with the people who must find the funds to pay for it Monday afternoon ( June 24) at Langley Township council. A proposal to build a four-lane lap pool at the former Aldergrove Elementary school site at Fraser Highway and 270 Street was condemned by Joanne Nicolato, the chair and founder of the 116-member Aldergrove Recreation and Pool Society, the group that launched the campaign to build an eight-lane pool. She called the plan a “slap in the face” to Aldergrove residents, saying the society was “deeply disappointed by a consultant’s report that recommended a four lane, 25-metre “short course” pool instead of the eight lane, 50-metre “long course” pool the society is seeking. They could live with 25 metres, she said, but not four lanes. A “bare minimum” would be six, she said. Nicolato went on to warn the pool could become an issue in the next municipal election in 2014. “It looks like this community may be getting the shaft again,” Nicolato said. “Aldergrove residents may need to seriously think about how this current council has serviced their long overdue needs.” Councillor Steve Ferguson objected, calling Nicolato’s remarks “quite abrasive,” “not fair” and “not respectful.” Ferguson said Aldergrove will be doing doing better than the city of Langley, which is “a lot bigger” and does not have an indoor pool. The “Aquatic Needs Assessment” report by Professional Environmental Recreation Consultants (PERC) Inc. said anything more than four lanes would be under-used. “One should be very careful about the eventual scale and size of the proposed new pool and not proceed with a facility that is too large and unsustainable for this relatively small market of 13,000 to 20,000 residents,” the PERC document stated. The PERC report did list a six-lane pool as an option, but warned it would operate at 31 to 36 per cent capacity at first, rising to no more than 51 per cent capacity “in the long term future.” Going from four to six lanes would add $600,000 to $1 million to the cost of the project, plus an extra $150,000 to $200,000 to operate, the report estimated. Going to eight lanes would add even more expense, mayor Jack Froese said.

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For the first time since 1979, Langley Township will be looking at redoing its Official Community Plan. A lot has changed since 1979 in Langley — the population has doubled since then, now topping 100,000 people. Large plots of farmland are now malls, big box stores and high density housing. Old farmsteads have been torn down along areas such as 208 Street, where high density housing has gone in. But other areas like Aldergrove, with some areas zoned industrial yet standing beside housing, need a fresh look, said Township administrator Mark Bakken. Brookswood also may be changing and little tweaks here and there in Fort Langley need to take place too, he said. He said the Township has been tweaking the OCP here and there since 1979. At their June 17 meeting, council gave the new OCP first and second reading, but asked for a full workshop session on what exact changes are planned and what they can include. This was held June 24. The OCP document council was given is more than 200 pages. It’s being done because Metro Vancouver requires a regional context statement by July 29 — for its regional growth strategy. The battle which has come out of this, is who gets to decide on land use in Langley — Metro Vancouver or Langley Township council.

“We would rather Langley make the decisions,” said Councillor Steve Ferguson. This conflict of Metro versus municipality came up with the university district proposed for property owned by and neighbouring Trinity Western University. The Township favoured the concept and adopted it while Metro attempted to refuse it — even threatening legal action to block it. Metro, which has already threatened legal action, says the plan to intensively develop outside the growth strategy’s urban containment boundary means the Township would have to table a new regional context statement and possibly also propose an amendment to the growth strategy — both of which would submit the plan to a vote of the Metro board. The Township’s position is that it is not yet subject to the new growth strategy because of a two-year transition period and can develop the lands without Metro approval, since the rezoning already has conditional approval of the Agricultural Land Commission. Council cautioned on making any large zoning changes, because once that is put into the OCP, it would take a two-thirds majority vote from Metro to change it. Bakken said the changes to the OCP are subtle but the unknown still lies in who will hold the power, Metro or Langley.

Thief swapped bike for Bobcat Aldergrove Star

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Aldergrove’s St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church was consecrated by the New Westminster Diocese clergy on Tuesday evening, June 18. The church was built to replace the original church which was destroyed by arsonists on 2001 but the consecration ceremony was postponed until this year to mark the repayment of all debts in its construction, nine years ago.

Langley RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance to recover a stolen Bobcat utility vehicle. The bobcat was stolen on June 22 at approximately 5:30 a.m. It is white with black trim and somewhat unique in that the cab has a full glass enclosure. A green Miele bike was left in the driveway of the property in the 500-block of 256 Street and may have been the thief ’s transportation. If you have any information that would assist police to locate the bobcat or identify the person(s) responsible for the theft, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

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Joanne Nicolato of the Aldergrove Recreation and Pool Society tried to convince Langley Township council to build a bigger pool in the new recreation centre at the Monday June 24 meeting. She was partially successful. A majority of council endorsed a six-lane pool instead of the four proposed in a report to council. But it was still far short of the eight lanes the society was seeking.

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“Saying yes to a larger pool is saying no to to something else, either in this facility or elsewhere in the Township,” Froese said. Councillor Kim Richter said council should build the eight lanes the community wants. “It’s Aldergrove’s turn,” she said, drawing applause from the pool society delegation, but no votes from the rest of council. Councillor Bob Long suggested a compromise that would build five lanes instead of four, but that idea found no support, either. In the end, the majority of council voted for six lanes. Richter was the lone vote against. Councillor Grant Ward was absent from the Monday meeting. A conciliatory statement posted online at http://aldergrovereccenter.ca by the society following the meeting called the decision a “fair compromise.” “This is not the grand scale that we had hoped to get, but with the vision of making this a facility that will wow people who come here, [the decision] enables us to hold our heads high and be proud of what we have achieved here,” the statement added. If everything goes according to plan, the new facility could open by 2015. Langley Township council earlier approved a controversial sale of Township-owned land in Glen Valley to help fund the new community centre, swimming pool and ice rink. While the Township waits for the sales, it will use money from surplus funds and reserves, as well as shortterm borrowing “of less than five years” to fund construction.

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In the summertime, it is tempting to keep cool by turning on the tap. But in eastern areas of Langley Township, water comes from groundwater that can potentially be depleted, and steps must be taken to preserve the resource for drinking and dealing with emergencies. Stage 3 water restrictions – including a ban on lawn sprinkling – have been declared by the Township of Langley’s General Manager of Engineering and Community Development. The restrictions will be in effect from July 1 to September 30 for residents on the municipal water system in Aldergrove, Gloucester, and Salmon River Uplands, which includes the Acadia and Tall Timbers water systems.

Serviced by the East Langley municipal water system, these areas rely solely on municipal wells that draw groundwater from local aquifers. Stage 3 water restrictions are proactively put in place to manage water usage in case the summer brings hot, dry weather. “Water usage doubles during the warm season and more groundwater is pumped from the aquifers than usual,” said Simon Tremblay of the Township’s Water Resources and Environment Department. “If too much water is extracted, levels may fall below well pumping levels and create a water shortage. Stage 3 restrictions are enforced during critical periods when rainfall is low and water demand is high, to help protect drinking water and maintain

supplies needed for emergency use.” Residents with private wells can also support conservation efforts by voluntarily complying with the water restrictions: “Everyone can do their part to reduce water usage,” Tremblay added. Construction recently started on the Township’s new East Langley Water Supply, which will pipe Metro Vancouver Water in to Aldergrove and Gloucester, providing a more dependable, sustainable, long-term water source. The project is expected to be up and running by next summer. Other areas serviced by the Township’s municipal water system receive a mix of groundwater and water from Metro Vancouver reservoirs, and are currently under Stage 1 water restrictions which regulate

lawn sprinkling days and hours. Water use restrictions are implemented through the Township’s Water Shortage Response Bylaw 2012 No. 4909. Non-compliance is subject to penalties. A map of the affected areas and additional information can be found on the Township’s website at tol.ca/ waterrestrictions. To report a water restriction violation or to have questions answered, call the Township’s Engineering Division at 604.532.7300. The following restrictions are in effect from July 1 to September 30 for municipal water users in east Langley (Aldergrove, Gloucester, Salmon River Uplands, Acadia, and Tall Timbers): • Lawn sprinkling is prohibited by homes and businesses.

• Residential and most commercial gardens, shrubs, trees, and flower beds may only be watered by hand, by containers, or through drip irrigation. “Soaker” hoses are not permitted. • Pressure washing is only allowed if the work is performed commercially and the purpose is for health, safety, or in preparation for painting or similar treatment. •  Decorative fountains must be shut down. •  Hand washing of vehicles is restricted to features required for safety (windows, lights, licenses), so long as an automatic shut-off device is used. •  Filling and refilling of private, commercial, and public swimming pools, ponds, and hot tubs is prohibited.


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In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Langley Municipal Airport, 75 pilots in 75 planes took off from the airport on Friday, June 21. The flotilla flew over Aldergrove and to the Fraser River before returning to the airport.

Township restricts street donation bins By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

Charity drop boxes in Langley Township won’t be allowed on local roads without council approval. The new rule, adopted at the Monday afternoon ( June 10) council meeting, aims to enforce better maintenance of the bins used to collect donations of books, clothes and other items. Too many of them are allowed to get run-down and vandalized by the charities that own them, councillor Charlie Fox said. “They don’t do a particularly diligent job,” Fox said. The only councillor who voted

against the new rules was Kim Richter, who said she would prefer to ban them. “They’re not properly maintained,” Richter said. A Township list of donation bin locations shows 17 are operated by five charities through the community; the Autism Society of BC, Canadian Diabetes Association, Children’s Wish Foundation, Development Disabilities Association and Discovery Books. The new policy will require charities who want to place bins on a public roadside to pay the Township a security deposit “as required by the municipal engi-

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union. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton has worked as a Crown prosecutor, so she’ll have some insight into the system that still grapples with Stanley Cup rioters from two summers ago. Her orders are to get traffic tickets and other administrative penalties out of the courts, keep working on integrating police fiefdoms and generally treat the constipation that afflicts law enforcement today. Oh, and get that new Okanagan prison built, to relieve a system that has inmates living in tents. And examine whether to spin off the Liquor Distribution Branch into a Crown corporation, a possible prelude to selling it. Transportation Minister Todd Stone’s first test was a grilling by the Vancouver media. Yup, this Kamloops hayseed has been to the Big Smoke a few times, ridden that fancy SkyTrain and taken the odd ferry, too. Now he has to impose the ferry route reductions that have been worked on by two previous ministers, and push Metro Vancouver through a referendum on ways to fund its own transit. If more tolls or taxes are going to be implemented, now is the time. Coralee Oakes has made a political leap from Quesnel city hall to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. One of her key tasks is to invent a

framework for a “rural dividend” from liquefied natural gas development in northwestern B.C. Oakes has to figure out how to “better provide provincial support” to sport and cultural organizations, but do it with no new money. All ministers have strict instructions to balance their lean budgets and take part in the latest “core review” to identify government functions that can be sold, delegated or shut down. New Minister of International Trade Richmond’s Teresa Wat has to find a way to continue the growth of lumber and other exports to China, India and elsewhere on the Pacific Rim. On top of that, the alwaysdelicate softwood lumber agreement with the U.S. expires in three years. The last major eruption on that front was in 2009, when B.C. cut stumpage rates for remote coastal areas to give communities much-needed employment. The Americans were livid, just as they were with our beetle-kill harvesting efforts. And of course, the U.S.-directed environmental movement continues to target Canadian industries. Third-term MLA John Rustad gets aboriginal relations, with specific instructions to deal with gas and perhaps oil pipelines through his Nechako Lakes constituency. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Editor: I am a resident of Aldergrove and a member of the Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society. In last Thursday’s edition of the Langley Times and the Aldergrove Star an article was published regarding Aldergrove farmland eyed for townhouses. In this article, I was inaccurately quoted and portrayed as supporting a future development of single family homes on a piece of ALR farmland located at 3250 - 264 Street. I would like to clarify that I do not support this proposal, however, in the unfavorable event it were to be removed from the ALR, I would like to see the majority become parkland and only, if unavoidable, a small portion become single family homes. I would, however, prefer to see this property remain in the ALR. The main stem of Bertrand Creek and its tributaries flow through this property. Though the ALR designation does not protect the stream, the past farming activities on the property do not appear to have harmed Bertrand Creek and its tributaries as there are no impervious surfaces, and riparian (streamside) vegetation has been preserved. If the land is excluded from the ALR future land use on the property could have many detrimental effects on the stream. The property has not been designated for development according to the Aldergrove Community Plan. Removal of this land from the ALR would allow for future development that is not planned for the community. Also, the property is not central to Aldergrove and would not contribute to long term plans already being developed for downtown Aldergrove. The land is still arable and land that can be farmed must be preserved to ensure the food security of our region. Aerial photos of the property show the area appears to have good drainage and local knowledge of the area confirms the land drains well after rain events. The property provides a valuable buffer between the community of Aldergrove and the surrounding agricultural lands. Maintaining this buffer property within the ALR helps ensure the protection of the surrounding agricultural lands. Aldergrove has introduced a 40 year development plan of the downtown core. This plan will increase density and bring thousands of residents into the community. This should be the focus for future developments, not diminishing precious agricultural land reserves. Andrew Sigalet, Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society, Aldergrove

Horse owners should pay more in fees, taxes Editor: This is regarding a recent news article showing bylaw enforcement officer Simon Jottey next to a “No Dumping” sign. Why is it that horse owners aren’t brought into this mix? Some horse owners dump on public roads, not just on the sides, and they tend to think nothing of it. Horses are under the same bylaw as a dog but horse owners are beyond having a licence fee. There are roughly 6,000 horses in the Township. A licence fee similar to a dog’s would generate monies towards the $500,000 taxpayer-funded trail extension also referred to in a recent article. We the majority, over 100,000 strong, may not wish to subsidize these kinds of endeavours. I have looked into this so-called trail on many occasions and found barely a soul using it, let alone horses. So, to extend an under-utilized trail from 256 Street to Aldergrove Lake Park, in my opinion, is a total waste of taxpayers’ money. It also appears that the Back Country Horsemen have applied for a grant for gravel, so how much is the taxpayer paying for that additional grant? Unfortunately there isn’t one politician or would-be politician who will speak out on this horse issue. These horse owners have a lot of clout. They want to protect their low tax rates and, in some cases, obtain government grants. On a lighter note, it is nice to hear the Back Country Horsemen are helping to lay the gravel. Dennis Townsend, Langley


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Celebrate Canada’s 146th birthday at British Columbia’s birthplace, Fort Langley National Historic Site on July 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy the festive, relaxing setting as you take in multicultural entertainment, heritage activities and balloon artistry. For early birds, the day kicks off with a Fort Langley Lions’ Club pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. ($5/adult, $3/youth), followed by a Citizenship Ceremony at 10 a.m. Join with dignitaries and a crowd of Canadians and visitors for the official flag raising ceremony and cake cutting at 12 o’clock sharp. Throughout the day, visit with staff and volunteers dressed in period costume, visit the farm animals, pan for gold and hear the bang of historic weapons at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Enjoy entertainment such as Bhangra Dancers, Kwantlen Drummers, the White Spot Pipe Band and Highland Dancers, Métis Dancers and Les Échos du Pacifique. For the full schedule, visit the website at www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley. As always, Parks Canada is granting all visitors free admission for Canada Day on July 1 at all of our national parks and national historic sites. Fort Langley was first built in 1827 and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923. Museum celebrates Canada Day A free, fun, family event will be jointly hosted by the Langley Centennial Museum and the BC Agricultural and Farm Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 1. Located at 9135 King Street in Fort

Langley, the Centennial Museum will host a variety of Canada Day events and activities, including crafts, face painting, food vendors, balloon artistry, a children’s Music Together program, and old fashioned games and races. New this year is a guided historical walking tour through Fort Langley. Inside the museum, visitors can participate in a colouring contest, scavenger hunt, or watch a demonstration from local spinners and weavers. The celebration will also feature Langley Arts Council’s second annual “One Can Arts Festival,” where many local artists will be selling their art onsite. As well, the main stage will feature the Red Stone Alley Band, a funfilled kids concert with Janina Russell, Mr. I & the Rainbow Singers, and Folkistra: A Family Band. At noon, an opening ceremony will feature greetings from Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese and Glisha Dela Cruz will be singing the national anthem. Free Canada Day cake will also be served to guests. Canada Day parade at Mt. Lehman Celebrate Canada Day with a parade, cake and festivities in historic Mount Lehman (founded in 1874). The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from the Mt. Lehman Credit Union, 5889 Mt. Lehman Road, and travels north to the Community Hall. Mt. Lehman Road will be closed to traffic between Merryfield and Taylor roads. Cake and festivities will follow at the Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. (intersection of Mt. Lehman and Taylor Roads) in northwest Abbotsford.

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the rules that will require larger setbacks and less frequent firing of the controversial bird scare devices used to protect berry crops. Councillor Kim Richter cast the only vote against the bylaws. Councillor Grant Ward, who did not attend the meeting, supported the measures in previous votes. There is nothing in the new bylaws about

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Langley school maintenance workers mount picket campaign By FRANK BUCHOLTZ Aldergrove Star

Several protests outside the Langley School District board office this week have focused on the lack of contract negotiations between the district and local 1851 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The union local represents janitors, trades people and other maintenance workers for the district. The workers were outside the board office on their lunch break Monday, June 17. About 30 people held signs and marched outside the building. Several motorists honked to encourage them. Richard Frost, local 1851 president,

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Relay for Life sets the pace By MONIQUE TAMMINGA Aldergrove Star

Record numbers turned out for the fight against cancer at the ninth annual Langley Relay for Life at McLeod Athletic Park on Friday night. In total, 94 teams registered, more than 900 stayed overnight, and $272,000 and counting was raised for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Everybody has their reason to Relay,” said Howie Vickberg, chair of the Relay organizing committee. Since joining the committee nine years ago, Vickberg said he went from having known one cousin many years ago die of Hodgkin’s disease to seeing many friends be diagnosed with cancer. Some have lost their lives, he said. But there are victories too. “We have a committee member who has survived pancreatic cancer,” he said. The highlight of this year was the large number of students involved in the relay. “Our relay is unique in that we have so much

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Dianne’s Dream Team celebrated the life of the late Dianne Wall of Aldergrove at the Relay for Life at Langley’s McLeod Park on July 21-22. student involvement,” he said. For example, 10 teams registered from Brookswood Secondary. There were three teams registered from Glenwood Elementary, and they were the top fundraising school. That is mainly because students were inspired by fellow classmate — Grade 5 student Malcolm Shields, who was this year’s top fundraiser for Relay for Life. The 10-year-old raised $35,000 in honour of his six-year-old brother Jack,

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Devon’s Team celebrated the life of the late Devon Sutton of Aldergrove at the Relay for Life.

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The Survivors’ Lap at the Relay for Life at Langley’s McLeod Park on July 21-22. After completing the first lap, survivors rang the gong. who is battling leukemia. “It’s astounding this 10-year-old boy could raise that kind of money. I met him at the Relay and he is so poised,” Vickberg said. “Jack is going through treatment but the positive in this cancer fight is the prognosis is good.” Langley School District staff and school trustees also formed a team this year, in honour of Sandy Wakeling, communications manager,

who has had to take a leave of absence to battle cancer. The Relay went from 7 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday morning, with the goal to have someone from each team walking the track the entire time. Meanwhile, live music from Other Side of 5 and One Bullett Down played and for the first time screened an outdoor movie, “Back to the Future” provided entertainment for all.

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Township Page For the week of June 27, 2013

dates to note

Demonstration Garden Programs

The 2013 property tax statements have been mailed. If you have not received your statement, please call the Revenue and Tax Collection Department at 604.533.6005. All property owners are responsible for payment of property taxes whether or not a property tax statement is received.

New Owners: Are responsible for the property taxes by the due date in order to avoid penalty charges.

Paying by Mail: Ensure your payment is postmarked by Canada Post no later than July 2, 2013. Pre-authorized debit plan members: If there is a balance owing on your property tax statement, it must be paid by July 2, 2013 to avoid the penalty. Check your property tax statement for your new monthly debit amount beginning August 1.

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Langley Junior Thunder BCJLL Lacrosse 8:00pm vs. Delta Islanders 5:00pm vs. Nanaimo Timbermen

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Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre – 26770 - 29 Avenue Langley Centennial Museum – 9135 King Street Walnut Grove Community Centre – 8889 Walnut Grove Drive W.C. Blair Recreation Centre – 22200 Fraser Highway Willoughby Community Centre – 7888 – 200 Street

A different garden theme will be held each week: Trash Talk, Tree Huggers, Bumble Boogie, Things with Wings, Garden Grub, and Water Water Everywhere. Choose from Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday each week, only $5/day.

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Temporary Road Closure: King Street between Mavis Avenue and Mary Avenue

Register at demogarden@tol.ca Langley Environmental Partners Society 604.532.3511 leps.bc.ca

A temporary road closure on King Street between Mary Avenue and Mavis Avenue in Fort Langley will be in effect Monday, July 1, from 11am to 3pm. The closure is required to allow the Langley Centennial Museum to hold its annual Canada Day special event.

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Participants will examine the biology of a red wiggler worm and learn how to make a vermicomposting bin that can process up to four litres of organic waste per week.

There are still spots left in this popular camp which runs July 9 to August 15 for 6- to 12-year-olds.

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Join us for an evening of live local folk music with a barbecue, garden tours, and whole-family activities. Bring along a picnic dinner or your purchases fresh from the Farmers’ Market.

For Township of Langley residents only. Please RSVP to worms@tol.ca

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public notice Temporary Road Closure: 216 Street from 56 Avenue to Worrell Crescent A temporary road closure of 216 Street from 56 Avenue to Worrell Crescent will be in effect beginning the week of June 17. The road closure is required for construction of the East Langley Water Supply. A detour route is outlined in the map.

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Temporary Road Closure Surrounding McLeod Athletic Park A temporary road closure on 213A Street, 57A Avenue, 214A Street, and 58 Avenue will be in effect Monday, July 1, 6:00am - 12:30am for the annual Langley Canada Day Celebrations.

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Please RSVP to demogarden@tol.ca

Paying in Person: Civic Facility – 20338 - 65 Avenue

Darlene Foxgord Manager, Revenue and Tax Collection 604.533.6005

Thursday, July 11 to Saturday, July 13

Having trouble getting your child to eat their vegetables? Once they learn how to grow their own they won’t be able to get enough! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves during this hands-on workshop for you and your kids.

56 AVE. Traffic control will be on site to provide residents and event participants with a safe means of travel during the event. Engineering Division 604.533.6006

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Picnics in the Park Wednesday, July 3, 5:00 - 8:00pm

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The Langley Demonstration Garden has taken root in its new location at the Derek Doubleday Arboretum, 21200 block of Fraser Highway, and will offer a number of programs this summer:

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Aldergrove Secondary’s Academic Award Winners

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Aldergrove Secondary award winners included (from left) Anita Tran, Dennis Truong, Jenny Son, Shelby Butler and Justin Shayler. The full list is published below.

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public notice Walnut Grove Community Centre BC Special Olympics Pool Closure Swimming Pools The entire aquatic facility at the Walnut Grove Community Centre will be closed Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 from 6:00am to 6:30pm due to the BC Special Olympic Games. This closure affects the 50 m Pool, Leisure Pool, Adult Hot Tub, Therapy Hot Tub, Sauna, and Steam Room. The aquatic facility will open for a limited public swim on Friday, July 12 from 6:30 to 10pm and Saturday, July 13 from 6:30 to 9pm. The weight room/cardio room will remain open. The hours of operation are: Friday, July 12 6am - 10pm Saturday, July 13 6am - 9pm Recreation, Culture, and Parks Division Walnut Grove Community Centre 604.882.0408

public programs and events Worm Composting Workshops Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into black gold for your garden and potted plants. A worm composting bin is a clean and easy way to reduce the amount of waste you put on the curb every week. Workshop includes a bin, half a pound of worms, a digger, and information to take home: Date: Time:

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Township Page Celebrate Canada Day at Langley Centennial Museum www.tol.ca

Recreation, Culture, and Parks

9135 King Street Monday, July 1 11:00am - 3:00pm Join us along with the BC Farm Museum in Fort Langley for this free, fun, family event featuring crafts, face painting, old-fashioned games, a petting zoo, workshops, and performances. Enjoy the second annual Langley Arts Council One Can Arts Festival where local artists will be on-site selling their art pieces. 10:00am Langley Centennial Museum opens Explore the exhibit galleries and gift shop sale 10:45am Drumming performance - Michelle Drumfoot 11:00am Kids’ Zone: Pioneer Games and Races, Crafts, Face Painting - 3:00pm Inside the Museum: Scavenger Hunt, Colouring Contest, and Spinners & Weavers Demonstration 11:00am Kids’ Concert with Janina Russell, Mr. I, and The Rainbow Singers Drawing Workshop - Melissa H. Clark 11:30am Red Stone Alley Band Emilie Colbourne - A Stroll Through Time: Guided Walking Tour* 12:00pm Welcoming Ceremonies Welcome remarks - Mayor Froese National Anthem and singing performance- Glisha Dela Cruz Free Canada Day cake served 12:30pm Red Stone Alley Band Calligraphy Workshop - Melissa H. Clark 1:00pm Kids’ concert with Janina Russell, Mr. I, and The Rainbow Singers Emilie Colbourne - A Stroll Through Time: Guided Walking Tour* 1:30pm Folkistra: A Family Band 2:00pm Red Stone Alley Band 3:00pm Event ends Explore the exhibit galleries and gift shop sale 4:45pm Langley Centennial Museum closes *Meet out front of Museum*

Call the museum at 604.532.3536 for information. tol.ca

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LANGLEY CENTENNIAL MUSEUM 9135 King Street 604.532.3536

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Congratulations Aldergrove Community Secondary School CLASS OF 2013

DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE. INVITING ALL KIDS

Ages K - Grade 7 (as of Sept. 2013)

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Canada Day Country Fair Come out & help us celebrate Canada’s Birthday! HAVE FUN! ALL ARE WELCOME!

July 8-12 • 9am - 12 Noon Aldergrove Alliance Church 26291 28th Avenue

This Camp promises Incredible fun and activities. T-shirt and Special Surprise included with registration. Glow Games in the Bat Cave! Spider Web wars! Play live action Angry Fruit Ninja! Waterslide on Friday! Create incredible Amazing Crafts to take home and meet Pow and Kabaam our resident Super Heroes in Training! You will not want to miss out! Camp Scholarships are available based on need because we want all kids to take part.

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At the Aldergrove Legion 26607 Fraser Highway July 1, Noon to 4:00 pm

Best Wishes for a very bright future!

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A very special congratulations and best wishes to my granddaughter, Alyssa Medos!

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Mr. Flower’s Balloon Artist from Noon to 3:00 pm Children’s Magician Andrew on Stage at 12:00 noon Carnival Games for Children • Children’s Sack Races Bouncy Castle • Flag Tattoos • Flags • Face Painting FOOD Canada Day Cake, Popcorn, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Steaks Salads FOR THE ADULTS Dancing 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm to the Hong Kong Cowboy

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‘Little Britches’ Riding to Victory

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Jennifer (left) and Ashleigh King will both be going for the gold medal at next month’s Special Olympics BC Summer Games in Langley.

Sisters hoping to strike gold at Games By GARY AHUJA Aldergrove Star

If Special Olympics presented medals for talking, then twin sisters Jennifer and Ashleigh King would have to be considered the favourites for the gold medal in that event. No doubt about it, the twin sisters love to talk, with Jennifer the elder and louder of the two. And Special Olympics provides them a great avenue to do just that. “For them, it is social,” said Lesley Claxton, who works at Pacific Development Pathways, a local program HARRY HUNT PHOTO Katie Foss of Aldergrove competing in the junior girls’ barrel racing event at the 48th annual Little Britches Rodeo they attend in Langley. Pathways is designed for people with on the weekend. The event was hosted by Langley Riders Club at their 208 Street facility, July 22-23. developmental disabilities and is funded by Community Living BC. The sisters have also lived with Claxton for the past six years. “The more they can socialize, the happier they are,” Claxton added. Aldergrove Star “And it also gets them away from the Bike Jam 3 was a huge success in computer and the TV. Aldergrove this past Sunday. “The bonus is that they get to be so Riders of all ages participated in this social when they are out there.” event, with the youngest being two years The King sisters — who are 26 — old. Almost 70 bike and scooter riders comhave been a part of Special Olympics peted and total attendance was estimated at since they were nine or 10 years old. close to 200. “Special Olympics has made such a The event was a hit with the youth, with monumental change to their lives for many of them winning cash prizes as well as the better,” said Christine Kobler, who gift certificates from local businesses. This adopted the girls as newborns. event was a partnership of local businesses “I can’t even really explain it. It has organized through the Aldergrove Business given them a sense of purpose, a life. Association. “Without Special Olympics, I don’t Organizer Heath Mackenzie said, “It is even know what they would be doing.” exciting to see the heart of the local busiThe girls were born with Fetal ness owners toward the youth of our comAlcohol Syndrome Disorder as well as munity. This is an event which brings youth obsessive compulsive disorder. together and fosters a common sense of Their adoptive parents put them into pride in our community. Seeing the smiles Special Olympics mainly for the social on the faces of the riders makes it all worthaspect of the program. while. We hope to help to continue this tra“So they would have the opportunity dition for years to come.” to mix with other like-minded special Bike Jam Photos will be posted to needs kids,” Kobler explained. Cranky’s Facebook page within two weeks. “I am extremely grateful for the proPlease email Cranky’s at info@crankysgram; I think it is one of the most worbikeshop.com or like them on Facebook to thy causes out there. receive information on next year’s Bike Jam. “And without the volunteers that run Thanks go to the sponsors: Aldergrove it — to give these kids the opportunities Business Association, Aldergrove Alliance — they deserve the praise.” Church, Aldergove Credit Union, CIBC, The sisters, who grew up in Surrey, Cranky’s Bike Shop, EV Logistics, Extra play a variety of sports, including swimFoods, Havoc Pro Scooters, J.Visser Art & JAY VISSER PHOTO ming, floor hockey, soccer, baseball, golf, Design, LE Steel, Panago, Save On Foods, Aldergrove Bike Park was put to the test last weekend with and bowling. Township of Langley and Urbaneco. the third annual Bike Jam event. More photos, page 18. And next month ( July 11 to July 14),

‘Bike jam’ a hit with all ages

both sisters will be going for gold as the Special Olympics BC Summer Games will be held in Langley. They are competing in the five-pin bowling competition. “I love bowling and hanging out with our friends at the bowling alley,” said Jennifer, who tends to dominate the conversation over her sister. “And getting snacks.” They bowl out of a league at Alder Alley in Aldergrove. This won’t be their first time competing at a provincial Games competition. Both sisters have silver medals from soccer while Ashleigh — the younger one — also has a bronze medal from baseball. They are thrilled to get the chance to compete at home in Langley, in front of their friends and family. But make no mistake, they may love each other dearly and be best friends, but there is also a fierce competitiveness between the pair, whether it be about what to watch on TV, who gets the remote, or who answers a question first. They are also sad when separated, as Claxton found out when Jennifer was gone for a month following surgery. “Ashleigh was a mess,” she said. “I missed when she is not around the house,” Ashleigh said. “It was quiet. “But I did get the TV,” she added. Claxton notices a change in the two when Special Olympics is on a break during the summer. The sisters — who graduated from Aldergrove Community Secondary School in 2005 — started living with Claxton when their mom was moving to Chilliwack. “It just came the time,” Kobler said. “They wanted a little more independence, but were not able to live on their own.” The sisters still see both their parents — who are separated — on weekends and summer camping trips. And living with Claxton, her husband and three sons, the sisters are just part of the family, complete with chores. “We have our fights, every family does,” Claxton said. “But we love having them around.” They both also hold part-time jobs in Langley.


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‘Grove Sox Slide to Safety Aldergrove Sox’s Ryan Arsenault slides safely into home in peewee baseball versus Abbotsford Blue Jays, Monday, June 17 at Aldergrove Athletic Park. HARRY HUNT PHOTO

Bike ‘Jamming’ at Aldergrove Park JAY VISSER PHOTOS

About 70 youngsters of all ages showed off their skills on scooters and bicycles at the third annual Bike Jam in Aldergrove Athletic Park’s cycling facility and skate bowl on the weekend.

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Aldergrove Youth Spring Soccer Fun Winds Up

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After 10 weeks of fun Aldergrove youth soccer held their big spring soccer windup celebration and a pizza party at the Aldergrove Athletic Park last week.

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Langley 4H Beef and Swine Club is almost halfway through their 4H year. We have completed our communications projects, with numerous successful members competing in the District and Regional levels. We do communication projects such as demonstrations, speeches, educational displays and speak and shows, where we present various topics such as healthy lunches, charlie’s tree, the ultimate snack and flower arrangements. The end of April was the beginning for our swine projects. We all utilized our knowledge on choosing an excellent market hog for this year. It has been just over two months and the pigs have already grown extremely noticeably in size. Just recently, a judging rally occurred in which junior and senior members of the Langley District gathered at Aldor Acres and judged steers, swine, agility dogs, kitchen towels and laying hens. On behalf of most members, we would have to say that laying hens were the most difficult. After the judging rally, there was a Camp held for junior members. It was a fun-filled evening with a version of Amazing Race, a nature’s walk through the back forest, campfire and even a camp over. Coming up will be our mini-show at the end of June, where we will practice showing our beef and swine and have a feel for what the fairs will be like for our new members. FUTURE SHOP – Correction Notice

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Art Club - Do you paint or sketch? Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite. Bring your work in progress. First and third Saturday of the month, 2-4 p.m. at Murrayville Library; 604533-0339. Celebrate Canada Day - parade, cake and festivities in historic Mount Lehman (founded in 1874). The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from the Mt. Lehman Credit

Union, 5889 Mt. Lehman Road, and travels north to the Community Hall. Cake and festivities will follow at the Mt. Lehman Community Hall, 6418 Mt. Lehman Rd. in northwest Abbotsford. If anyone would like to participate in the parade by driving their car, motorcycle, tractor, bicycle, float, walking or roller blading, please meet at the Credit Union at 9 a.m. Abbotsford Women’s Connec-

tion - “Somebody Somewhere Breakfast” on Wed., July 10, at Azalea Room, Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost: $11. Featuring Lesley Weiss bringing classroom pictures and stories from Cambodia, and Susan Houle who shares “No Longer a Nobody”. Reservations: Joyce at 604-744-5159 or Rose Carson at 604-852-8240 or email abbyconnectreservations@gmail.com Garden Club - Fort Langley Li-

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brary is looking for volunteers to help with their community garden plot. If you enjoy the outdoors, planting seeds, and helping plants grow sign up. As a part of the Fort Langley Community gardens, the library will participate this year in creating a garden oasis of veggies, flowers, and much more, Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Registration appreciated. Aldergrove ESL Classes - Free English as Second Language

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classes every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstans Anglican Church, 3025 - 264 Street, Aldergrove. All are welcome. Nazareth - Monday, July 8 at Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets are $54.50 (plus facility fee and service charges) available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone 604-391-SHOW (7469) or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

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Canada Day - July 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Kick the day off with the Fort Langley Lions’ Club pancake breakfast, then watch the Citizenship ceremony and wish Canada a Happy 146th Birthday with multicultural music, cake at noon, and family activities. Free admission. Website: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortlangley Parks Day - July 20, 1 – 4 p.m. at Fort Langley National Historic Site. Walk or bike the Fort-to-Fort trail, which connects Fort Langley National Historic Site to where the first Fort Langley stood from 1827-1839. Enjoy free entertainment and activities along the route, brought to you by Metro Vancouver Parks and Parks Canada. Receive 50% off admission to Fort Langley National Historic Site. Website: www.parkscanada. gc.ca/fortlangley Mission Folk Music Festival July 25 to 28 at Heritage Park.

Tickets on sale now, online special until May 31. Info: 604-8265937. Abbotsford After 5 - meet Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 p.m. An Evening In The Garden with Wally Buono at Tanglebank Gardens, 29985 Downes Rd., west Abbotsford. Wally Buono is the general manager of the BC Lions, he will be sharing his life experiences as one of the most successful head coaches in CFL history. Please bring your own lawn chair and a sweater. Music provided by Brent Ellis. Cost: $15. Reservations: Pat at 604-856-7513 or email dfolson@shaw.ca Aldergrove Toastmasters meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Murray Burgum at 604856-5483 or email mgbergum@ gmail.com

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Joshua practices Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese herbal medicine at our clinic. He began the practice of Chinese martial arts at the age of 10 and gradually became interested with the subject of Qi, meditation, the nature of life, health and vitality. This ultimately led him to a career in Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM]. Joshua met his mentor, Dr. Tony Zhuo, an amazing Acupuncturist, who introduced Joshua to the power and possibilities of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicines. After completing the Traditional Chinese Medicine program and Acupuncture at the International College of TCM in Vancouver, he continues to deepen his understanding of health and energy through the study of the TCM Classics, Qi Gong and Tai Chi Quan.

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

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MOVING & STORAGE

EXTERIOR PAINTING 35 years experience. Call Howard 778-823-3736

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LOCAL PLUMBER $45 Service call Plumbing, Heating, plugged drains. Mustang Plumbing 778-714-2441 CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

COUPLE TO MANAGE all season wilderness resort and Front Desk/Server with strong sales and management skills. Fax 250-968-4445 or email resort@terracana.com.

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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C & C Electrical Mechanical

• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

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FARM WORKERS

SUNSELECT Greenhouses in Delta & Aldergrove seeking general farm workers to pick, prune peppers & general farm work. FT positions all days all hours. Must have own transportation. On job training, no education required. $10.25/hr apply to ghjob912@gmail.com

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An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)7235051Edson,Alta

CA$H DAILY FOR OUTDOOR WORK! Guys ‘n Gals 16 years & up! No experience necessary. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com

WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTOR We are now accepting applications for the position of part-time Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment. Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proficient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.95/hr. with an attractive incentive program and regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer flexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities - a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building - both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St. exit off Hwy #1). Apply on-line at: www.evlogistics.com

GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Bindery Workers Black Press has anticipated opportunities for Bindery Workers to assist with the mechanical insertion of advertising flyers into our Lower Mainland newspapers. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening or night shifts. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis for our locations in Surrey and Abbotsford. Competitive wage. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. Reliable transportation is a pre-requisite. Please forward resumes to: Bindery Foreman Campbell Heights Distribution Centre Unit #113, 19130 24th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3S 3S9 or Fax 604-538-4445

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PRESSURE WASHING

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PETS 477

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Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627

All In One PRESSURE WASHING GUTTERS & WINDOWS Douglas 778-255-2597 POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: lovethem@telus.net CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

REAL ESTATE

ALDERGROVE 2 BDRM MOBILE home, 2 bath, on 2.5 acres, July 1. $1100 +utils. Pls drive by: 26635 24 Ave, if interested ph 604-825-3181

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

www.mainlandroof.com GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca 10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters. 604-812-9721

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $199.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 542

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604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

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!

604.587.5865 BARONE’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Garbage, Drywall & Scrap Metal Removal 604-729-7926 www.baronesrubbishremoval.ca

TREE SERVICES

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

Matt Cameron at 604-694-7628

627

736

750

FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

ALDERGROVE 2 bdrm. Absolutely N/S, N/P. $650/mo incl hydro. Call: 604-856-9312 or 604-825-7891 WHITE ROCK Thrift Ave. 1 bdrm grnd suite views lovely backyard. Ideal for one person. $900 incl util, Sat TV, shared w/d. N/P, N/S July 1. 604-357-3650. jillandmike@shaw.ca.

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

604-856-5165 MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES) STEEL BUILDING - DIY SUMMER SALE! - BONUS DAYS EXTRA 5% OFF. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

BOATS

2 Older High Quality, low price boats with engines,negotiable price Call for Details 604.745.2476

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. Call

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP SHINES THROUGH IN LANGLEY

SOLD!

This gorgeous, Custom Heritage Style home in the Hart of Murrayville is sure to impress and shows like a 10. Covering all your needs this 5 bedroom home has it all. From beautiful hardwood floors, in ground sprinklers, air conditioning, maple cabinetry, granite breakfast bar and island plus tons of parking also for that RV on over a quarter acres. Close to Montessori school and parks. Call Verne Stel today and book your private showing, 604-857-1100.

4870 214A Street, Langley $

779,000

HOME AND SHOP ON ACREAGE IN A CLASS ALL ITS OWN

1978 Cadillac Eldorado Barritz: 69,000 original miles, new paint and brakes. All maintenance records, showroom condition. Asking: $11,200 obo Phone: 604-856-3950

810

AUTO FINANCING

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

Yes indeed this home and shop are in a class by themselves. This 5000 plus square foot home plus 33x50 shop on over an acre are sure to wow. From 7 bedrooms and 3 baths, to a gourmet kitchen with gleaming hardwood floors this one is sure to impress. Plus all the room you need for parking. Thinking of a home based business this is the spot. Too much to list, Call Verne Stel today and see it for yourself, 604-857-1100.

NEW PRICE!

23017 72nd Avenue, Langley

1,049,000

$

CUSTOM RENOVATED RANCHER BACKING ONTO A GOLF COURSE This is the home you have been waiting for. From its location to the extensive renovations from top to bottom you will want this one. All is done for you from the engineered hardwood, crown moldings, fresh paint, led energy efficient lighting, heat pump, accent lighting, on demand hot water, cambria quartz counter tops, and high end stainless steel appliances throughout, gas bbq hookup and extensive landscaping. This one will knock your socks off. Call Verne Stel today and book your private showing.

NEW LISTING!

4880 209A Street, Langley $

649,900

SALMON RIVER PRIVACY AND TRANQUILITY ON ALMOST AN ACRE WITH A SHOP AND SUITE

TWILIGHT DRIVE-IN

Sellers $15 or Seller pack 4 for $50.

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

SUITES, LOWER

GARAGE SALES

EVERY Sunday 7am

Professional Service. Servicing the Fraser Valley 1-855-771-2855

OFFICE/RETAIL

Call 604-856-6500

SWAP MEET

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

SCRAP CARS & METALS - CA$H for CARS Up to $300. No Wheels - No Problem! Friendly &

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

HOMES FOR RENT

ALDERGROVE - 1 & 2 BDRM SUITE. Avail now. N/S, N/P. Incl utils. 778-246-0915 or 604-8570230

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

FUEL

260 St. & Fraser Hwy, Langley

845

ALDERGROVE: Newly reno 600 sqft office, retail, unique studio-like storefront space Negotiable terms Call David 604-328-4461

HOMES WANTED

COURSE CEDAR HOG FUEL

560 www.recycleitcanada.ca

3 bedroom, well kept rancher w/living room plus a roomy recreation room that opens onto a large fenced yard with lush hedge and workshop shed. Renovated and updated bathroom and kitchen. Plenty of space for the RV and electrical in second driveway beside the house. One blk to all downtown Cloverdale amenities. Tall hedging for privacy. 2 blks to Zion school daycare and the park. $429,000. Please contact:

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

551

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

741

OKANAGAN

545

845

733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS

ALDERGROVE 256/Fraser Hwy. Beautiful 2000 sq/ft 2 bdrm house, with 2 baths. Small cat ok. Avail now. $1250/mo. 604-626-0278.

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS

604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351 www.greenvalefarms.ca

AUTO FINANCING

TRANSPORTATION

MARINE CLOVERDALE

Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow signs (6030 248 Street)

You Pick or We Pick! OPEN Mon - Sat. 8am-7pm Sun & Holidays 8am-6pm

810

TRANSPORTATION

HOUSES FOR SALE

STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms

00

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs

374

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

TRANSPORTATION

COMMERCIAL for Lease. 27239 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove. $1500 per month. Phone (604) 618-2928 or Ben (604) 251-6918

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 SHEPHERD HUSKY X, 3 mo old. Sweet personality & good with other dogs. $500 obo. 604-463-8924

MISC. FOR RENT

FRUIT STAND SPACE available Surrey, BC. For more information call 604-576-6729

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

730

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

ENGLISH BULLDOG P/B pups. CKC reg’d. 3 Beautiful healthy 9/wk old females. 1st Shots, 2 Year Health Guarantee. Micro-chipped. $2800. Call 604-302-941 (Mission).

P/B blue males Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665

RENTALS

Have you been looking for that perfect family home with room for the NEW inlaws? Here is the spot nestled amongst an up and coming neighborhood PRICE! of new homes on acreages and next to serene ALR land this is the place. You will love this much updated 3800 square foot home plus detached shop on nearly an acre. It includes updated paint, lighting, windows, gourmet kitchen and the like all in a peaceful setting with lots of room for 22941 72nd Avenue, Langley all your toys. Call Verne Stel today and book a showing, 604-857-1100. $

New SRI *1152 sq/ft Double wide $81,800. *14x70 Full gyproc single wide - loaded $69,900. Repossessed mobile, manufactured & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

849,000

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •

PERFECT TOWNHOUSE CLOSE TO EVERYTHING IN THE HEART OF CLOVERDALE

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

Looking for a bright and airy place to call home? You have found it here. This rancher style upper unit will certainly appeal. With its large windows and south facing kitchen and family room, as well as the vaulted ceilings you will love the spaciousness of this home. Nearly 1400 square feet in a well cared for complex. Walking distance to a beautiful new shopping center that includes Starbucks, all the amenities are sure to please. Call Verne Stel today and book your private showing, 604-857-1100.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

2 BEDROOM apartment 1/2 block to Semiahmoo Mall. $ 1,100 per month. Patio overlooks natural garden. New Bosch washer/drier in suite. New fridge. Tile floor. No dogs. Quiet neighbours. Underground parking. Unit 208-1720 Southmere Crescent, White Rock. Contact Grant 604-560-5688. ALDERGROVE 50+ Adult Building. 1 Bdrm apts available now. Central location. Ph: 604-317-1926

GREAT NEW PRICE!

#7 5760 174th Street, Surrey

232,000

$

“Thinking of Buying or Selling? Call me today.” Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

Verne Stel

604-857-1100 vernestel.remax.ca

REMAX ALDERCENTER REALTY 26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE


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I LIVE in Aldergrove. I SELL in Aldergrove.

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

danflokstra.com Make your Dream a Reality. Call Dan today 604-857-1100! #20 - 27272 - 32ND AVENUE

$214,000

$439,900

2722 - 273 STREET

TWIN FIRS

Over 45 years young here, 3 levels, 3 bedrooms, stainless appliances and a great Mount Baker view. Loads of storage and quick possession possible. Almost 2,000 sq. ft and private yard.

Call

Dan Flokstra

Call

604-857-1100

Dan Flokstra $779,900

2861 BERGMAN STREET

1 ACRE WITH 2500 SQ. FT. RANCHER Room for all the toys and then some check out this 4 bedroom custom built home on 1 acre in west abby on no thru street with huge parking area for R.V. or work vehicles this rancher has a very friendly floor plan and is perfect for family living or retirement living, if you like entertaining in the summertime or not this is a must see.

Call

22153 OLD YALE ROAD

Dan Flokstra $569,900

1700 SQ. FT IN MURRAYVILLE

This immaculate rancher on a 5ft crawl space has a family room and eating area/kitchen combo with a fabulous sun room also 3 bedrooms and a 3 piece ensuite In a great location in Murrayville. Neat clean and ready to move into.

Call

Dan Flokstra

1/4 ACRE WITH SHOP

WELCOME FAMILY & FRIENDS OVER The great location (backs onto school yard) great view of mountains, all from you oak country kitchen with large eating area, 3 bedrooms up plus ensuite and fully finished bsmt. The enclosed garage could be a 1 bedroom suite you gotta see this one. p.s. has a large back yard and is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

604-857-1100

23150 FRASER HIGHWAY

$550,000

3/4 ACRE LOT OUT OF ALR

Possibilities here to look at on this busy Fraser Hwy location sewer available home needs work or rezone or home based business anyone. Check this one out.

Call

Dan Flokstra

LISTINGS

604-857-1100

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

#34 - 27456 - 32ND AVENUE

$200,000

CEDAR PARK TOWNHOME

WANTED

ANY SIZE ANY PRICE ANY CONDITION Call

604-857-1100

SOLD

Have a look here 3 bedroom rancher with ensuite, hot water heat and is wheelchair friendly very clean and neat on a large lot with a separate 22 X 24 shop. Lots of paved yard and covered patio on a no through street close to schools with a very private back yard. Call to view this great place.

Call

604-857-1100

$465,000

2979 - 270B STREET

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

3175-268 STREET $ 410,000 1/4 ACRE LOT

Close to everything large lot, room for a shop, mortgage helper already in 4 bedrooms for main floor and two more downstairs. Lots of parking and room to move around both in the yard and house so have look here. New furnace and hot water tank newer roof.

Call

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

Very nice and clean 3 bedroom townhome in Cedar Park very competitively priced for this location. All you have to do is move in new windows new doors in this complex and new roof is paid for. Close to playground and extra parking make a call and see this today.

604-857-1100

#92 - 27044 - 32ND AVENUE

$217,900

FIRST TIME BUYERS ALERT

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

Call

26641 FRASER HWY, ALDERGROVE • 604-857-1100 realestate@danflokstra.com

Dan Flokstra

Call

Dan Flokstra 604-857-1100 RE/MAX ALDERGROVE www.fraservalleyrealestate.net

ALDERCENTER REALTY


24 | The Aldergrove Star | THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2013

MSA FORD WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JULY 1ST.

2S 6 YEAR

www.aldergrovestar.com

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

SINCE 1951

FINAL WEEKEND FOR AIR MILES REWARD MILES

6 2S YEAR

THE VALLEY’S #1 FORD STORE FOR 62 YEARS 1951 - 2013

62 ANNIVERSARY SALE ND

FINAL 3 DAYS! SALE ENDS THIS SATURDAY AT 6PM

THIS SALE ONLY HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR! ALL VEHICLES WILL BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH OUR BEST PRICES & PAYMENTS.

Tucker

Murray GM will be closed for Canada Day

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Summer Sale on our entire used inventory ends July 2nd!

2013 F-150 Crew Cab 4x4 XLT AIR, ALLOY WHEELS, KEYLESS ENTRY, SYNC HANDS FREE, 6 SPEED AUTO, POWER GROUP, 5.0L V8, 40/20/20 SEATS, ANTI-THEFT, SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. #FID60079

MSA DISCOUNT TRUCK LOYALTY FINAL SALE PRICE

42,849 –$13,598 –$1,000 $

MSRP

28,251

$

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0% Financing up to 84 months on select models

Our Reputation is your Guarantee

2S 6 YEAR

SINCE 1951

msaford.com

6 2S YEAR

604.856-9000

Check out more vehicles online » murraygmabbotsford.com 1-888-220-1853 TOLL FREE

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All prices plus taxes and fees, vehicle may not be exactly as shown.

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June 27, 2013 edition of the Aldergrove Star

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