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Two missing words force do-over By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

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This weekend will mark the 101st year the Aldergrove Fair Days and Country Carnival has been staged, and luckily not much has changed about the hugely popular down-home community event. All the favourites are back — including the tractor pull, fast draw, lawnmower races and chili cook-off. On the third weekend in July, the Aldergrove Fair Days Society, along with community partners like the Aldergrove Agricultural Association, hosts its annual three-day festival at the fairgrounds, located on the north fields of the Aldergrove Athletic Park near Kinsmen Community Centre on 29 Avenue, between 264 and 272 Streets.

Visitors can see the 4-H animals and come out to the Kid Zone to meet the Reptile Guy and his friends, magicians, clowns and more. There will be extreme lawnmower races on the BMX track at 10 a.m. each day. There is also turkey herding. One of the categories in the Aldergrove Agricultural Association Fair Book this year encourages people to create a turkey out of vegetables and fruits and enter it for display and judging. Aldergrove siblings Jae and Koen spent an afternoon creating a masterpiece out of pineapple, kale, apricot, celery, Chinese asparagus and red pepper. The theme for this year’s fair is “Turkeyfest,” in recognition of the Throssell family’s contribu-

tions to B.C.’s turkey breeding program. The mainstage features all sorts of musical entertainment. The Canadian Fast Draw celebrity shoot takes place at 12 p.m. Saturday, with one of the celebrities being Robin Reichman of the Real Housewives of Vancouver TV show. The fair starts Friday at 6 p.m. with a classic car show’n’shine, food, music and more. Saturday and Sunday will have fun for the entire family, with entertainment, rides, food, and great things to see and buy throughout each day. The fair goes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See inside this issue and website www. aldergrovefairdays.com for more details.

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Two missing words on a Langley Township document have forced a second survey to see if there is enough support to run a municipal water line to residents of 52 Avenue between 237 and 240 Streets. Council approved the do-over Monday ( July 15) after administrator Mark Bakken said for “some unknown reason” the Township “notice of proposed water local service area” told property owners the petition voting forms must be filed “before June 12, 2013,” not “on or before,” the usual wording. That survey narrowly approved the water line hookups, but five of the responses were filed on or after the deadline date. The date issue was raised by residents Shelley Murphy and Ray Murphy, who get their water from a well and don’t want to be forced to pay for a municipal hookup. They came to council July 8 to argue it was unfair to force them to make an expensive connection they don’t need based on a questionable survey. “It’s going to cost me $30,000 on my taxes over 20 years,” Shelly Murphy told council. “You’re messing with people’s finances here.” Following the council vote to throw out the first survey results and order a second, Murphy was disappointed. She thinks the proposal should have simply been declared defeated. “I do take part of it as a victory,” Murphy told Black Press, “but I think it really should be [ruled] a failed petition.” The added cost of a second survey will be minor, staff estimate, just postage and time spent adding up the results and reporting them to council. As well, a staff report to council on the issue by Township public works director Roeland Zwaag promises there will be an information meeting with 52 Avenue residents to “outline the process, discuss costing details, and respond to any outstanding questions.” Township staff have also launched a review of all bylaws and policies covering local area service requests like the 52 Avenue water hookups to make sure the wording is consistent in the future. The 52 Avenue water service proposal would connect homeowners to the East Langley Water Supply line when it arrives in the neighbourhood later this year. The $33.5 million East Langley Water Supply project to bring Metro Vancouver water to Aldergrove and Gloucester is the biggest project ever undertaken by the Township of Langley’s engineering department, with 14 kilometres of water main and a booster pump station. SEE: Page 3


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Angala Taylor, Adam Smith and Annie Smith wrapped up a Sunday fundraiser in Fort Langley for a flood-stricken High River, Alberta family by taking a truck loaded with bags of donated bottles and cans in for cash. Between that, plus cash donations and donations of gift cards, more than $600 was raised.

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Work on phase 1 started in May. It will run a one-metre diameter steel water main between Willoughby and Murrayville following 72 Avenue, 210 Street, Worrell Crescent, 216 Street, 56 Avenue, and 224 Street. East Langley’s water currently comes from seven groundwater wells. Because of that, during peak usage periods in the summer, water restrictions have to be enforced. Township planners are projecting increased demand for water in Aldergrove, with the population in the area growing from 12,000 to 20,000 people within 20 to 30 years.

Everyone at the Greater Vancouver Zoo is deeply saddened to have lost a dear friend, their Southern White Rhinoceros. “Charlie” was humanely euthanized last week. From early in the morning until late in the evening that day every effort was made by a team of dedicated animal care staff to attempt to determine why Charlie was struggling while eating and drinking. Dr. Bruce Burton and the team tried numerous methods before the difficult decision was made to humanely euthanize the rhino. A full necropsy was performed on Charlie the next by Dr. Chelsea Hilmsworth, an independent veterinary pathologist with the BC Animal Health Centre. He stated that, “Charlie was in excellent condition. Unfortunately, he had outlived the lifespan of his teeth. This prevented him for being able to chew his food properly, which eventually resulted in a blockage in the esophagus.” “Charlie had a special connection with many people over

the years, and no words can truly Greater Vancouver Zoo from the express how you feel when you lose Okanagan Game Farm. Charlie such a dear member of your fam- was approximately 46 years old and ily, said zoo general manager Jody the oldest ambassador at the zoo, Henderson. and described by many as a “gentle Dr. Bruce Burton, soul”. The average life who was extremely span of a white rhiclose to Charlie, had noceros in captivity is this to say about him: 25-45 years. “When one of my Rhinoceros are most beloved animal threatened because friends has finally they constantly have reached the end of to face habitat loss his or her life it is and poachers. They impossible to adeare poached for quately express the their tough skin and emotional toll caused horn. At one point by the need to termiin time six grams Charlie the rhino nate their existence. of rhino horn was And even more so, to be the actual worth $10,000. The IUCN Red instrument of that termination. So List of Threatened Species lists the it is with an extremely heavy heart Southern White Rhinoceros as that I say goodbye to my very dear “near threatened”. friend, Charlie. I feel immensely The Greater Vancouver Zoo privileged to have known (Charlie) encourages anyone wishing to for the past decade and a half, and express their thoughts or share feel profoundly depressed that so photos of their memories of few will ever experience the same Charlie to send them to the zoo’s intense relationship we had. Rest at facebook page. Cards are also being peace, my old friend.” accepted at the front admission and In 1998 Charlie came to the will be posted at Charlie’s barn.

WorkSafe orders halt to water line work By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

WorkSafe BC has ordered a halt to construction of the 216 Street leg of a $33.5 million Langley Township project to bring Metro Vancouver water to Aldergrove and Gloucester. Langley Township general manager of engineering and community development Ramin Seifi said work on the pipeline was shut down by the provincial workplace safety regulator on June 21 because of a disagreement over the contractor’s plans to have people work inside the three-foot diameter pipe. Seifi was responding to a question by councillor David Davis at the Monday afternoon ( July 8) meeting of council. In response to a question from councillor Kim Richter, Seifi estimated the setback will delay completion of the 216 Street section about four to six weeks, but should not affect the overall project because work on other aspects is continuing. “They’re just not laying any pipe,” he said. In an email response to a follow-up query by the Times, Township water resources and environment manager Kevin Larsen said the stop work order “could not necessarily have been anticipated in our opinion.”

“It is our understanding that past work activity and very difficult to read industry practice (design and construc- and confusing.” tion of this type) has been similar to our The “pipeline was not effectively venproject,” Larsen added. tilated,” the report said. “The project team was notified by WorkSafe inspectors wanted an WorkSafe BC that this project was increase in the number of manholes selected for further scrutiny “for the purpose of ventilation, than other past projects of a respiratory protection, rescue similar nature.” and etc.” In a written statement The East Langley Water issued Thursday ( July 11), Supply project is the biggest Pedre Contractors Ltd. of project ever undertaken by the Langley said the company has Township of Langley’s engiyears of experience building neering department, with 14 major pipeline projects and kilometres of water main and a follows procedures for working booster pump station. Ramin Seifi in confined spaces that exceed Phase 1 will run a one-metre industry standards. diameter steel water main between Pedre said WorkSafe has asked the Willoughby and Murrayville following company to clarify its procedures. 72 Avenue, 210 Street, Worrell Crescent, “They’ve requested clarity and we 216 Street, 56 Avenue, and 224 Street. are in the process of responding to their Work started May 1 and is schedrequest.” uled to run Monday to Friday until The company warned changing the December of this year. design of the pipe would mean construcEast Langley is currently served by tion delays, the Pedre statement said. seven groundwater wells. About two kilometres of a sevenEvery summer, when usage peaks, kilometre stretch of pipe had been water restrictions have to be enforced. installed at the time of the stop work The Aldergrove Community Plan order. projects increased demand for water, The WorkSafe inspection report that with the population in the area growing led to the order called the written safety from 12,000 to 20,000 people over the procedures “lacking in detail for each next 20 to 30 years.

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Pipeline contractor responds to stop work order By DAN FERGUSON Aldergrove Star

The company building the 216 Street leg of a Langley Township water pipe line project that was shut down by WorkSafe BC says it follows strict safety standards. In a written statement issued Thursday, Pedre Contractors Ltd. said the company has years of experience building major pipeline

projects and follows procedures for working in confined spaces that exceed industry standards. Pedre said WorkSafe has asked the company to clarify its procedures. “They’ve requested clarity and we are in the process of responding to their request.” The Pedre statement said it was not a company representative who told WorkSafe that adding more hatches to the pipeline project (as

WorkSafe has proposed) might breach the warranty, nor did the company say adding hatches could cause a risk of bacterial contamination in the water pipe. The company did warn changing the design of the pipe would mean construction delays, the Pedre statement said. Work on the pipeline was halted by the provincial workplace safety regulator on June 21. Township water resources and environment

manager Kevin Larsen told Black Press the design of the pipeline followed “past industry practice” for design and construction. The 14-kilometre-long East Langley Water Supply project is the biggest project ever undertaken by the Township of Langley’s engineering department. Work started May 1 and is scheduled to run Monday to Friday until December of this year.


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Spending $135,000 a year to promote farming is not a big sum compared to the estimated $277 million the industry generates annually in Langley Township. That’s according to a staff report that called the projected cost of the the Agricultural Viability Strategy (AVS) a “relatively small investment.” At least one member of council was concerned it may not be enough to implement the recommendations of the strategy, a longrange plan to boost agricultural activity while at the same time easing conflict between urban and rural neighbourhoods. “That’s maybe going to hire one or two people,” said councillor Kim Richter. “It’s a start,” said councillor David Davis, a fourth-generation Langley dairy farmer. Davis said agriculture “is a bit of sleeping giant right now” that could potentially boost the local economy far more than it does now. “It’s unbelievable, the potential,” Davis said. Council wrapped up more than three years of consultation and public meetings by unanimously endorsing the AVS at their Monday ( July 15) meeting, but postponed

Abby’s propane cannon bylaw doesn’t move ahead Aldergrove Star

A proposed bylaw that would limit the use of propane cannons left Abbotsford’s city council divided last Monday, and was ultimately struck down. Council was split on whether to pass the third reading of a bylaw that would limit the use of audible bird scare devices (ABSDs). At a public hearing last month, residents voiced their concerns about the bylaw, with blueberry farmers speaking against increased regulation, and other community members urging council to toughen restrictions. The use of propane cannons to keep birds away from berry crops is protected by the provincial Right to Farm Act and farmers must follow guidelines set out by the ministry of agriculture. The city does not have the authority to enforce those guidelines. To further regulate can-

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a decision on finding the funding Richmond, regulations that would until future budget discussions. require notifying home buyers “of Dave Melnychuk, the chair of the presence of active farm operathe task force that developed the tions using normal farm practices” strategy, told council agriculture and offering incentives to encourcould contribute even age food processors more to the local econto build plants in omy through encouragLangley to process ing local processing and locally grown food. The revised other initiatives. strategy document “It is a big business” approved by counMelnychuk said. cil directly refers to More than threethe continuing proquarters of the pane cannon controTownship’s 316 square versy by saying the kilometres is reserved Township should for farming and Langley has one-half of all the Dave Melnychuk, chair “continue to work farms operating in Metro of Agricultural Viability with the Propane Vancouver. Strategy Task Force. Cannon Task Force” that created recentlyThe proposed strategy is a four-part plan to provide a enacted regulations to restrict use “welcoming business environment of the bird scare devices. The AVS also suggests using for farming,” services to encourage “agri-industrial hubs” that would the Township website to inform process locally grown food within residents about “the presence of Langley, a secure agricultural land normal farm practices that result base, and rules to ensure “best farm in noise, dust or odours occurring management practices” are used by from time to time” and to also use local farmers under a “good neigh- the site to “educate residents about bour policy” that requires farm- normal farm practices occurring ers to be “sensitive to the needs of at specific times e.g. bird control activities on fruit farms and other other citizens.” Proposals include possible cre- practices that may create issues for ation of a farmers’ institute to rep- citizens due to lack of awareness resent agricultural interests mod- and understanding of agricultural elled on similar groups in Delta and practices.”

nons, the city must create a “farm bylaw” that require approval from the ministry. The proposed bylaw called for registration fees for cannons, as well as signs that provided a telephone number in case of complaints. It would restrict the hours of use, and the amount of shots allowed per hour. The bylaw would also increase the distance the devices would have to be from neighbouring homes, and increase fines for violations. Council defeated the bylaw at Monday’s meeting, with councillors Patricia Ross, John Smith, Bill MacGregor and Mayor Bruce Banman voting to move the bylaw on for ministry approval, and councillors Henry Braun, Dave Loewen, Moe Gill and Les Barkman against. Banman told council “this issue is as polarizing as the cannons themselves.”

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Braun said the restrictions set out by the bylaw were too strict, saying he is in favour of a farm bylaw that would allow the city to enforce the ministry’s guidelines, but not the bylaw that was in front of council. He said that the bylaw as proposed would have an adverse economic impact on blueberry farmers, who would be unable to protect their crops. Smith, who was involved in the drafting of the bylaw, said the impact on neighbouring residents is too severe to delay the issue any further. He said the bylaw should be sent to the ministry and “let them take the heat” for approval or disproval, adding it was a defeatist attitude to not send it to the ministry because it may be rejected. The issue was sent back to city staff who have been advised to work with the ministry to work towards a different solution.

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Garden blooming with summer events Aldergrove Star

If you don’t know it’s there, it may be easy to miss. But once you go through the gates and stroll down the pathway, you will discover an oasis that offers environmental education, entertainment, and a chance to explore the beauty of nature. The Langley Demonstration Garden, nestled between Fraser Highway and Langley Regional Airport, has settled into its new location and the public is encouraged to come take a walk, sign up for a workshop or kids’ day camp, or enjoy one of several special events being held this summer. “Come any day, dawn to dusk: the gates are open and we always welcome visitors,” said garden coordinator Ava Shannon. Shannon, along with garden educator Emily Huang and assistant gardener Danielle Hamel, works with the Langley Environmental Partners Society in partnership with the Township of Langley to run the Demonstration Garden, which moved to the

21200-block of Fraser Highway this spring after 20 years in Murrayville. Located in the Derek Doubleday Arboretum, the garden features beds showcasing sustainable garden techniques and native plants, composting and rain barrel displays, and picnic tables, all surrounded by scenic fields, trees, and walkways. Tours of the garden and demonstrations on sustainable gardening and composting methods are available during events and anytime the garden is open. While there is enough signage posted to allow guests to learn from walking around in self-guided tours, “We are always happy to put down our trowels and give a tour,” Shannon said. For those looking to learn more, a number of Garden Smart workshops are being offered this summer, discussing everything from worm composting and gardening with kids to canning seasonal produce and backyard composting. “These events are for everyone,” said Shannon, who noted that some popular workshops have been offered for years,

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Market and enjoy tours, scarecrow building, live music, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. The fifth annual Langley Eats Local Festival – a chance to celebrate urban agriculture, meet local farmers and food producers, and sample and purchase items such as wine, honey, baked goods, and berries, will be held in the Garden on Sunday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rounding out the season will be the Blackberry Bake-Off and Open House on Wednesday, August 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Demonstration Garden tradition that sees local bakers vie to be named the community’s favourite blackberry chef, the 2013 event encourages the public to enjoy tastings, a barbecue lunch, live music, kids’ corner, and more local vendors than in the past. For a full list of events, programs, camps, and workshops, visit leps. bc.ca. Registration is required and accepted on an ongoing basis. Call 604-532-3521 or email demogarden@tol.ca

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VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark didn’t win a seat in time to join her 48 fellow B.C. Liberal MLAs in the legislature for the summer session she ordered up. By the time the byelection in Westside-Kelowna is certified by Elections B.C., Clark will be off to Niagara-on-theLake, Ont. to meet with her fellow premiers in what is now loftily called the Council of the Federation. These gatherings used to be called First Ministers’ Conferences, and there was a set ritual, largely designed for the consumption of network television. Provincial premiers ganged up on the prime minister to demand federal “funding” for every conceivable need, just as municipal leaders get together each year to present their demands to the B.C. government. Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended the show, declining to play the role of villain in this bit of political summer stock theatre, and it’s unlikely that any future national leader would reverse this prudent decision. The result, at least among western premiers, has been a quieter, more pragmatic effort to work together, rather than clumsy attempts to play a shell game with taxpayers’ pockets. The public got tired of this routine some time ago. I don’t need a poll to tell me this is one of the reasons for

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the decline in voter participation and engagement in issues. Today, politicians frequently remind themselves out loud that there is “only one taxpayer” supporting the squabbling layers of this over-governed country. And yet, the same mistake keeps being made over and over by opposition politicians, and dutifully reported by the news media. The notion that all problems can and should be solved by “more government funding” is now so engrained in our education system that it seems inescapable. One of the NDP’s big “gotcha” items last week was the failure of the B.C. government to buy the latest sonar technology to locate and recover the bodies of people who have drowned in one of our thousands of lakes and rivers. As with the health-care system, as soon as something is invented, some assume a right to it, regardless of cost. Another big opposition target was the province’s failure to buy up remote properties in the Kootenays that have been discovered to be at high risk of further landslides such as the one that swept through a year ago. The question of limits for protecting people who choose to build homes in risky locations seldom comes up in our political-media theatre. The media’s key ingredients are sympathetic victims to fit their

narrative that all corporations and governments are greedy, stingy, callous and incompetent in everything they do. What the opposition has dubbed “Christy Clark’s wheelchair tax” is another case in point. A Fraser Health Authority official patiently explained what was really going on here. An average $35 monthly rent for wheelchairs is charged at the majority of care facilities, which are contracted by the health authority. Operators charge as they see fit for maintenance, disinfection and replacement of this equipment, for patients who don’t own their own chairs. In September, a $25 fee is to be extended to the few facilities still directly run by Fraser Health, which have aging equipment and no fees. In all facilities, the fee is waived for those who can’t afford it. It would be useful for our politicians to frankly discuss the trend towards contracted health services, and the role of user fees in forcing people to take more responsibility for maintaining their own health. But that is not what happens. The narrative of dumping frail, impoverished seniors from their wheelchairs has no relationship to reality, but it’s how post-modern political theatre is done. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Editor: Councillor Steve Ferguson may think that Joanne Nicolato’s comments were “quite abrasive,” “not fair” and “not respectful” but I would have said her exact words had I been there. Aldergrove is always getting the shaft. To compare Aldergrove with Langley City is a foolish comparison. Langley City may not have an indoor pool, but it does have easier access to W.C. Blair Pool in Murrayville and has a much shorter commute to the LEC which cost the taxpayers of the Township (residents of Aldergrove included) over $65 million (a touch over the initial estimated costs I might add). Langley City is a separate entity (although I’m not entirely sure why) and is quite capable of building its own pool if it wants to. The reason it hasn’t is because of the easy access to facilities provided by the Township taxpayers - thank you very much, and they don’t have the tax base. I’m thinking that this ‘PERC’ group has not taken into consideration the potential usage of the facility by those people east of Station Road in Abbotsford. If they have, then they are either ignoring it or downplaying the potential usage at the request of the current council. There has been huge development just east of Safeway, and these people will be looking for a convenient and local recreation facility, which would include a pool. It frosts my socks that this group (PERC) ignored all the input from the various professional swimming associations. This could bring a lot of money to this little community and the Township and the municipal council doesn’t seem to care. Why would they? They are making money with all the events and tenants at the LEC, including MLA Rich Coleman, who for many years thought having his office in Aldergrove was okay, until space became available (at a higher cost to the taxpayer) in the LEC. The LEC houses many sports teams, but was also expanded (at a huge expense unbeknownst to the public) to facilitate more events (and they found that money without even asking the taxpayer). Doesn’t that make you a little suspicious? “Saying yes to a larger pool is saying no to something else either in this facility or elsewhere in the Township.” We have playing fields, we have an ice rink, a fitness centre would be nice as well, but the real core of discussion was an 8-lane, 50-metre pool which opens the door to many financial options. That comment leaves me wondering what other facility elsewhere in the Township is going to get the money that could have been used to provide us with the pool that we were asking for. What other facility is going to benefit by shafting Aldergrove? Remember the fruhaha about cutting the budget by not hanging any flower baskets in Aldergrove? This will be an issue at the next municipal election believe you me and if I were a member of municipal council (who by the way, got salary increases the day they took their seats, and ignored the outcry from taxpayers), I’d be looking to find ways to treat Aldergrove with a little more respect. We help pay your salaries. The lake that we used to have, in Aldergrove Lake Park (a huge tourist draw and which should now be renamed as it no longer has a lake) was allowed to deteriorate by our elected members of council. At least those who live in Langley City and anywhere west of 248 Street, can have a pool in their yard (that they can fill and refill if needed) if they chose not to use their local community pool. In Aldergrove, we don’t have that option between July 1 and September 30. We can’t wash our cars, but we can wash our car mirrors and licence plates. We can’t water our lawns (brown is good) and we can only water our gardens by hand. All I can say, is watch out come the next municipal election. Debbie Atkinson, Aldergrove

Amazing trails in Langley Editor: Langley boasts the most amazing trail systems and greenways in all of the Lower Mainland. These can be found in Fort Langley, Walnut Grove, Willoughby, Aldergrove, Brookswood, Langley City, and don’t forget the section of the Trans-Canada Trail in Fort Langley. All trails have the most breathtaking scenery, woodlands, and stunning views. They are open to walking, running, dog walking, bike riding and some are available for horseback riding. For details and a list of all trail and park maps, and locations, go to: tol.bc.ca Lenora Nicholson, Langley


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After working hard all year round and looking forward to precious vacation time, it’s no wonder Lower Mainlanders are ready to blow off some steam while on holidays. While an exciting summer getaway promises no shortage of fun, such trips also come with their fair share of stress – large expenses, busy airports, holiday traffic… The good news is, there is more than enough fun to be had right in our own backyard – so why not plan a fun-filled staycation this summer and enjoy the abundance of exciting activities around the Lower Mainland, while coming home to your own cozy bed each night? Here are the Black Press picks for some of must-see attractions around Metro Vancouver this summer: EXPLORE NORTH SHORE North and West Vancouver are well-known as tourist hotspots in the winter months, hosting thousands of skiers and snowboarders to their three local mountains each year. But just because the snow has melted away doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do on the North Shore in the summertime. One of the region’s top attractions is Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Nestled in the beautiful West Coast rainforest, this park features much more than just its namesake attraction – a 137-metre bridge situated 70-metres above the Capilano River, originally built in 1889. Newer attractions include the Cliffwalk (a labyrinth of narrow bridges, stairs and platforms high above the river) and the Treetops Adventure (a series of elevated suspension bridges linking a number of enormous Douglas fir trees). If you’re not a fan of heights and prefer to stay at sea level, a visit to Deep Cove is likely a better excursion option. This quaint little community in the easternmost part of North Vancouver offers boutique shopping, a variety of restaurants and cafes and plenty of fun outdoor activities, including kayaking, canoeing and hiking. And if you’re feeling up to a world-renowned physical

There’s fun for the whole family at Goats Pride Dairy summer open house on Saturday, July 20, from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Everyone will enjoy tasting delicious cheese, and other organic goodies. Try your hand at making your own Goat’s Pride ice cream to enjoy. Kids can enjoy face painting, goat cart rides, storytelling, trail walks, visits with the goats and all the farm critters and watch eggs hatching in an incubator. Adults and kids alike can try

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A perfect summer’s day for riding the train at the Greater Vancouver Zoo, or walking about to visit the animals. For information see website: www.gvzoo.com challenge, the Grouse Grind is officially open for the summer season. This 2.9-km trail – sometimes referred to as ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster’ – is made up of 2,830 stairs that elevate you 853 metres to the Peak of Vancouver. Once you make it to the top, there is plenty to do on Grouse Mountain in the summertime – dining, sightseeing, lumberjack shows and the Theatre in the Sky are just a few activities atop this breathtaking North Shore destination. ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS In certain areas of the Lower Mainland, your chances of encountering some unusual wildlife – bears, cougars, raccoons – are pretty good. But if you prefer to enjoy your animal encounters in a slightly more controlled environment, there are plenty of options for all types of animal lovers. A beautiful and scenic drive to Ladner’s Westham Island will lead you to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary. During the summer months, this refuge is home to dozens of bird species, including mallards, Canada geese, sandhill cranes, robins, swallows, wrens, eagles and many more. These feisty fowl are anything but shy, and will eagerly eat seed – available for purchase on site – right out of delighted visitors’ hands.

In the eastern region of the Fraser Valley is the Greater Vancouver Zoo, spanning 120 acres in Aldergrove and home to more than 100 animals, ranging from reindeer to rhinos. The safari express miniature train tours the perimeter of the zoo and includes an educational narration. Quadra-cycles – which seat two adults and two small children – are available for rent as well. Of course, a Lower Mainland creature feature wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. Penguins, otters, dolphins, sea lions and belugas are just a few of the remarkable creatures you can get up close and personal with at this beloved landmark. There are a number of shows and demonstrations that take place throughout the day, so be sure to check the schedule online and plan your visit accordingly. ADRENALINE ADVENTURE Looking for something that will get your pulse pumping, your brow sweating and the hairs on the back of your neck standing at attention? It wouldn’t be a summer full of fun without a trip to Playland. While the popular amusement park’s most famous attraction is, without a doubt, the wooden rollercoaster – built board-byboard in 1958 –Playland is also home to a number of new, and

equally terrifying, rides. The newest attraction is the Atmosfear, where riders sit in a double swing that spins 360-degrees at speeds up to 70 km/h. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? That is, until the entire ride is elevated 218-feet in the air. Other knee-bucklers include the Hellevator, Crazy Beach Party and the Revelation. A popular Lower Mainland attraction that combines adventure, exercise and the great outdoors is WildPlay Element Park in Maple Ridge. Located near Golden Ears Park on the Allouette River, WildPlay consists of three aerial obstacle courses that visitors navigate while suspended in a harness anywhere from two to 18 metres above the ground.By climbing, zip-lining and swinging, guests traverse dozens of ladders, cargo nets, rope swings, tightropes, swinging logs and wobbly bridges. There is even a special kids course for younger adventurers; the minimum age to take part at WildPlay is seven. After all that physical activity in the hot summer sun, you’ll want to cool down – so a trip to Splashdown Park in Tsawwassen is definitely in order. This sevenacre waterpark, complete with several water slides, pools, hot tub and a children’s splash pool, plus barbecue and picnic areas is a must-visit in the summertime.

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Langley writers Jim McGregor and Natasha Jones have several venues for their meet-the-authors events for their first jointly-written novel, called Surfacing. The IGA in Murrayville is hosting the authors on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This Saturday, July 20, McGregor and Jones will be at the Otter Co-op from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, and the following Saturday, July 27, they will be hosted by Coles book store in Willowbrook Shopping Centre. Author Beverly Fox will be in

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Valley mom ‘keeps it real’ with parenting blog Counterattack begins Aldergrove Star

When Kristyl Clark decided to leave her community news reporting job two years ago, she figured she’d thrive in her new role as at stay-at-home-mom. The 31-year-old bid farewell to her coworkers, cleaned out her desk and began to plot how she’d be the ‘perfect’ stay-at-home parent. “I had grown up watching the moms on TV and in the movies who always seemed to be happy, showered and put together,” said the mother-of-two young girls, Molly, four, and Zoe, two. “I dreamed about baking my own bread, immersing my girls with fun, educational activities and having a tidy, organized home... boy was I in for a rude awakening!” After a few days of diaper duty, toddler tantrums, missed showers and mountains of pink laundry, the rookie mom from Langley quickly discovered that being a stay-at-home mom wasn’t what she thought it would be. Clark also felt the pangs of loneliness that often come with being housebound – especially during the winter months. “The majority of my friends were working and I ended up being chained to the house because of my daughters’ nap times... I guess you could say I

felt a little disconnected from the rest of the world,” said Clark, who decided to put her unused writing skills to use and launch a parenting ‘blogazine’ called She’s a Valley Mom. The goal behind the site, which is half blog/half magazine is to connect parents in the Fraser Valley with valuable tips, resources and advice from Clark and her army of Valley moms and dads who write regularly for the blog. “Just like the TV shows I grew up watching, moms in magazines always look so happy... so put together. Yes, there are lots of moms out there who are that way and kudos to them – I’m loving every minute of motherhood, but it’s a lot messier and chaotic than I ever imagined. I think that if I had gone into it with a more realistic view I wouldn’t have had such a tough adjustment period.” She’s a Valley Mom features a variety of parent-friendly topics, including recipes, a Fraser Valley family events calendar, Clark’s Pink Laundry column, which runs monthly in the Langley Times, ideas for date nights, a weekly feature on inspiring moms called ‘Mom Crush’ and much more. Even before the site launched, SAVM garnered the support of Real Housewives of Vancouver star Jody Claman and Canadian

“I wanted to create an outlet Aldergrove Star for moms and dads to share their During the kick-off to the 2013 summer Counterattack stories – the good, the bad and campaign, Langley RCMP spent the first night of the long the ugly,” said Clark, whose can- weekend (Friday, June 28) on Golden Ears Bridge, makdid musings of motherhood will ing sure drivers weren’t impaired. have you laughing one minute Police didn’t actually hand out too many impaired drivand crying the next. ing violations, said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. The journalism school gradu- Holly Marks. ate pours out her soul in a post Two 24-hour driving suspensions were handed out for about overcoming an eating dis- drug impairment, two for failing a roadside sobriety test, order, which she worries she’ll one seizure of drugs, three prohibited drivers and only pass on to her own daughters. one three-day vehicle impound for impairment. She also doesn’t hold back when “The big numbers came for seatbelts and cellphones,” she talks about the daily minu- said Marks. tia of being a stay-at-home mom More than 100 drug and alcohol impaired drivers were SUBMITTED PHOTO that involves fishing keys out of found across the Lower Mainland. Kristyl Clark with her young the toilet bowl and being peed “Those are bittersweet results. It’s definitely frustrating brood. Clark is a stay-at-home on while shopping at the mall. knowing that people still drink or take drugs, and then get mom but keeps herself in the “My life is pretty much an writing game with a parenting open book,” laughed Clark, who behind the wheel,” says Cpl. Robert McDonald of Lower Mainland Traffic Services. “On the other hand my fellow blog that’s become a hit. finds blogging to be therapeutic police officers take pride in knowing we may have prechildren’s’ entertainer, Charlotte as well as a great way to docu- vented dozens of potential tragic long weekend crashes.” Diamond, both of whom will be ment her children’s early years. ICBC supports the Counterattack campaign. “If I can make just one mom featured in the coming weeks. “We want everyone to enjoy their summer so make sure Adding to the dynamic mix or dad think ‘hey, I’m not alone you have a plan for a safe ride home before you head out,” of parenting perspectives are in feeling this way,’ then it’s said Leanne Cassap, local ICBC road safety coordinator. six contributors who hail from worth every minute spent slavMarks urges Langley drivers to be safe, don’t get behind all over the Fraser Valley and ing away at the keyboard when I the wheel impaired. Counterattack will be going strong, could be watching a trashy reality in various places in Langley all summer, she said. beyond. From a fellow Black Press TV show. I’m also very proud to reporter who struggled with be a Valley mom and get really infertility and a retired mom excited when I discover a new with two adult sons to a former event, business or activity that I Aldergrove Star teen mom now raising a teen son, know my readers will love to hear a single dad raising four kids, a about!” Highway 1 in Abbotsford was the scene of several Check out She’s a Valley crashes on Tuesday. baseball mom and a couple of local family photographers – Mom at www.shesavalleymom. Two took place in the westbound lanes of Highway 1 there’s someone almost every com, of follow the site on Twitter between the Mt. Lehman and 264 Street exits after 9 a.m. @shesavalleymom reader can identify with. The first collision was at about 9:15 a.m. just east of the Bradner Road rest stop. Two vehicles were involved, but there were no injuries. The second crash took place shortly afterwards, just west of the Bradner rest stop. No further details were available. That stretch of the highway was closed for more than two hours on Monday due to a crash at about 2 p.m. Another crash occurred at about 11:15 a.m. in the westbound lanes just west of Clearbrook Road and involved two semi trucks. Initiative Advertising: Traffic was already slow in the area, due to the previous Individuals or organizations who sponsor initiative advertising, accidents, and motorists have been advised to expected other than the proponent and registered opponents, must register major delays.

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School is officially out for summer but something that took place just before it ended, involving an Aldergrove Community Secondary student, brought one teacher to tears and it was too big a moment not to share, said Brookswood teacher Dino Camparmo. ACSS Grade 12 student Sam Way inspired hundreds, including fellow students, his principal and family, by refusing to give up, finishing a 400m run despite falling down several times. Way was participating in Operation Trackshoes in June, with the Langley team made up of students from Aldergrove, Brookswood, D.W. Poppy and Walnut Grove. Operation Trackshoes is an annual provincial sports festival for people with developmental disabilities. Camparmo is the coordinator for the Langley team and has been helping at this event for more than five years. “Most of us would find running one lap

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Sam Way, centre, is congratulated after finishing his 400m race, despite falling several times in the effort. Sam also has the street cleaning contract for Aldergrove, is well known in the community and regularly picks up litter. around the track difficult. Try running 400m with a splint on your leg. If that isn’t enough, trying running 400m with gross motor control issues. “This did not stop Sam today,” wrote Camparmo in a letter to the school district. “He started off the race strong, but fatigue

settled in near the 300m mark. Sam lost his balance and fell to the track. Two things happened that moment that showed the power of the human spirit: First, I was inspired by Sam’s will to compete. . . Sam got back on his feet, only to stumble again on to the track. But this was not

going to stop him….he was going to finish the race and he did,” wrote Camparmo. “Secondly, I was amazed by the compassion and kindness of Sam’s teammates. “When they saw Sam lose his balance, several of them got up and ran to assist him. . . They were

beside Sam for each of his next falls…helping him back up, running, cheering and clapping until he crossed the finish line. Sam finished last in the race, however his determination to finish and his teammates’ compassion will always be first in my mind.” ACSS principal John Pusic said he isn’t surprised to hear of Sam’s determination. “He is an inspiration to us all. He has such a positive attitude and never quits,” said Pusic. Way came to high school in a wheelchair. He was determined to not use it. “And now look, not only is he not using it, he is running,” said Pusic. Sam formally graduated the year before but was back for a few classes this year. When he graduated, he walked across the stage to get his diploma. “Several of us still have that picture framed and in our office,” he said. Way was unavailable for comment, because he is on vacation.

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The Langley Good Times Cruise-In is the best attended charity event in the Western Canada. It is an excellent opportunity to see the downtown core of Langley at its best. With over 100,000 people walking around the town, there is a distinct air of excitement and electricity that is hard to replicate any other time. The merchants have their businesses painted up and are doing their best to display their wares to all that are in the area. The entire city is mobilized to promote itself and to assist in the fundraising. The presence of over 1,000 classic cars gives us reason to show off our city and bring people to it. And the real benefit of the show is that all of the funds that are raised here are donated to local charities to assist Langley area people with challenges and problems. From the Langley Hospital Auxiliary to the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Centre or the Langley Boys and Girls club, the thousands of dollars

If you are a business person in or around the city, or if you are a resident of the city or surrounding area, this is your opportunity to invite people to come to Langley and see what the area has to offer. Bring in business people and bring in tourists. Bring in anybody who may fall in love or see a benefit of the city to their future. While you are at it, make a small or a large donation to the Cruise-In and encourage them to do the same. The buzz of a successful event spreads to the attendees and will contribute a general positive attitude to the whole area. People will remember the feelings, the sights and sounds and smells that surrounded them at the fun event and will associate that fun with the location they experienced it.

across an ad for a casual NSA encounter at the local park. “We’re actually family friendly,” she said. Across more than 80 cities and towns, the site has a real, live monitoring team, checking ads every hour of the day, ensuring quality content and dependable transactions. “Your kid can surf our site and you can be comfortable with it.” UsedEverywhere.com is now owned by Black Press (which publishes the Langley Times). It has as many unique visitors in Canada as Craigslist and is the number-one free classified site in Ottawa, Victoria and PEI. The site includes an informative blog and Facebook page. As much as the site is about buying and selling, it’s also about connecting people and building community, on- and off-line, with a flesh-andblood UsedEverywhere community co-ordinator working locally. Following the flooding in Alberta, the site encouraged Albertans to donate items for flood victims on its four sites in the province: UsedCalgary.com, UsedRedDeer.com, UsedCentralAlberta.com and UsedEdmonton.com.

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In Vancouver, you might find the community co-ordinator at the farmer’s markets or most recently at the Vancouver Children’s Festival where UsedEverywhere was a major sponsor. They are also involved with projects such as a car and booster seat recycling program that took place last month (they recycled 83 expired seats) as well as a new initiative in the next month to work with local business, allowing them to advertise on the site and connect with buyers. Their community coordinators even look for personal opportunities to help locally through the Angels program. Last year, for instance, they helped a Vancouver woman undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer by finding breast milk for her baby. Sheardown said community involvement is a big component of the company’s DNA. “It’s a social responsibility,” she said. “Our site is about reusing, reducing and recycling and so being a part of the community and helping in other ways is connected that.” Even though the site has been embraced mostly by professional moth-

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SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

Get Your Gobble On! Let’s Talk Turkey. Centered around the theme TurkeyFest the 2013 Aldergrove Fair promises amazing events and activities each day! Why TURKEYFEST you might ask? Well, the Broad Breasted Bronze Turkey that graces every Holiday platter across North America was developed right here in Aldergrove by Jessie Throssel during the 1920s. Visit the Throssel Family’s memorabilia display in the Agricultural Exhibits Hall – Kinsmen Community Center. Participate in the Turkey Gobbler Contest, eat some fabulous Turkey Chili made by the Chili CookOff teams on Saturday, and join in the Farmhand Challenge events -herding turkeys and stuffing turkeysnote-real turkeys not being used; except, of course in the Chili! Real live baby turkeys are on view in the agricultural section. We have a record number of Vendors with a vast array of products, educational booths and speakers, and food – all served up in a gorgeous setting. All the favourites are back including non-stop local entertainers on the Main Spirit Stage. Meet Real Housewife of Vancouver Robin Reichman who is part of Saturday’s VIP Celebrity Fast Draw Shoot Out. TurkeyFest starts at 6pm Friday with a Classic Car Display Show’n Shine, food, music and West Coast Amusements midway; Saturday gates open at 10am to 11pm; Sunday from 9am to 4pm. There is NO parade before the Fair; it was held in May starting the Aldergrove FireFit Festival. Admission is by “reasonable” donation. We have fabulous Raffle Prizes to be won-each with a limited number of tickets available - go home a winner. “Turkey is undoubtedly one of the best gifts that the New World has made to the Old”, Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. A visit to the 2013 Aldergrove Fair Turkeyfest is undoubtedly one of the best gifts you can give yourself, friends, and family this summer! Robin Bandenieks, President

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FAIR GATES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC– Entrance Fee – By Donation Agricultural Exhibit Hall (Kinsmen Community Centre) - Filled with agricultural and educational exhibits, 4H exhibits, history, and heritage. 2013 features memorabilia from Aldergrove’s Throssel Family the developers of the world famous Broad Breasted Bronze Turkey. Open to 6:00 pm

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Arts Arena –Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild “Sheep to Shawl” demo, Langley Quilters Guild, Langley Rock and Gem Club, fine art painters and print makers Open to 4:00 pm Sponsored by Heritage Canada Canadian Fast Draw Championships (ball hockey courts) Peter Fassbender, MLA and Former Mayor of Langley City leads the National Anthems Chili Cook Off “Start your BBQ’s!”– Sponsored by Aldergrove Star & Save On Foods; turkey donated by JD Turkey Farms and Specialty Store EXTREME Lawnmower Races on the BMx track Sponsored by Anderlini Excavating and Aldergrove Rotary Kidzone –Games and activities, plus The Reptile Guy, Madam Butterfly (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) Sponsored by Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services

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Farm Hand Challenge - Cow Milking, Turkey Stuffing, more…ongoing noon to 4:00 pm. Sponsored by Diamond Bar Equipment Fraser Valley Antique Tractor Pull - ongoing noon to 3:00 pm

12:30 pm

Turkey Gobbler Contest – Ag Exhibits Stage

1:00 pm

Ag Exhibit Stage “Sweet Facts about Honey Bees” Spend some time with a local beekeeper Donna Morris. Learn cool facts about honeybees. See how a beehive is set up and find out what goes on inside a beehive. Learn about the honeybee dance. Take away a list of plants with flowers that honeybees love!

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BC Farm Machinery activity in the Ag Exhibit’s – Kinsmen Community Center 4-H Rabbit Show (10:00 am to noon) 1:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies – Six-Gun Salute, Anthems, Katzi Nation, Hilda Reddick Service Award, Youth Community Service Award, Century Award

2:00 pm

Chili CookOff Judging

BC Farm Machinery activity in the Ag Exhibits Hall – Kinsmen Community Center 2:30 pm

Ag Exhibit Stage Janet Ingram-Johnson shares Easy-to-Make Wine from Easy-to-Find Local Ingredients

3:00 pm

Chili Cook Off sampling by public and eager fans Radical Raptors Flying Show

4:00 pm

Celebrity Lawnmower Challenge (on the Farmhand Challenge track)

11:00 pm

Midway CLOSING TIME – SEE YOU TOMORROW!

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2013 Schedule of Events cont’d Sunday July 21 9:00 am

Agricultural Exhibits Outside Alpacas, llamas, mini horses, goats, baby turkeys, rabbits, plus more… Kidzone – Games and activities, plus The Reptile Guy, Madam Butterfly (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) Sponsored by Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services

10:00 am

Arts Arena – (demos as per Saturday) Open to 3:30 pm Sponsored by Heritage Canada Canadian Fast Draw Championships (ball hockey courts) Dog Training Display, 4-H Dog Clubs from the Fraser Valley (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) EXTREME Lawnmower Races on the BMx track Sponsored by Anderlini Excavating and Aldergrove Rotary Turkey Gobbler Contest – Ag Exhibits Stage Noon Ag Exhibit Stage Suzanne Robinson demos “Wheel Barrow Herb Gardening” Fraser Valley Antique Tractor Pull – noon to 3:00 pm Farm Hand Challenge - Cow Milking, Turkey Stuffing, more…noon to 3:00 pm. Sponsored by Diamond Bar Equipment

1:00 pm

Ag Exhibit Stage Robin McIntosh shares “Photography Tips for Better Photos” BC Farm Machinery activity in the Ag Exhibits Hall – Kinsmen Community Center Dog Training Display, 4-H Dog Clubs from the Fraser Valley (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) Radical Raptors Flying Show

2:00 pm

BC Farm Machinery activity in the Ag Exhibits Hall – Kinsmen Community Center Canadian Fast Draw Championship Trophies Presentation

3:00 pm

BC Farm Machinery activity in the Ag Exhibits Hall – Kinsmen Community Center Dog Training Display, 4-H Dog Clubs from the Fraser Valley (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) Farm Hand Challenge – The Ultimate Fast Draw Shoot Out to determine the Farm Hand Champion Fraser Valley Antique Tractor Pull Awards Presentation Awards Presentation - EXTREME Lawnmower Races on the BMx track

4:00 pm

CLOSING TIME – SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

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The Langley-Aldergrove team took the gold medal in pool C at the Special Olympics BC Summer Games on the weekend.

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‘Special’ memories made with Olympians By GARY AHUJA Aldergrove Star

There were three lasting memories from the Special Olympics BC Summer Games that will stick with Arne Olson for quite some time. One came before the Games began, one during and one after. Olson was chair of the Games, which ran July 11 to 13 in Langley. Olson saw a Special Olympics athlete — a man in his 40s — and he was standing on a sidewalk, staring off. “I realized later he was missing the people who had dropped him off,” Olson said. “I saw someone come up to him, a

coach, turn, look him full in the face, touch his shoulder and gently — as if he were a piece of fine bone china — and say ‘Kenny, come on, come join us, we want you here with us.’ “He took him so carefully and kindly, and with respect, back in to join the team,” Olson said. “I thought that is all you can really ask of an organization, to treat people like that. I was so struck with that.” The second was during the rhythmic gymnastics competition. “I saw competitor after competitor absolutely giving it their complete and utter best,” he described. “I saw one woman who had a metal brace extending below her

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Power lifter James Nikal of Prince George was among the 1,100 athletes from across B.C. who competed July 12 and 13.

knee. And how you do rhythmic gymnastics with a metal brace on, I have no idea. “The courage with which these athletes competed, not just in that event, but in every event, there is no limit to the try that these athletes have. It is just full on, full throttle, raw competition and it was just a remarkable thing to watch.” And the third lasting memory was walking through the Walnut Grove Secondary gym — which hosted the closing ceremonies and an athletes’ dance on Saturday night — as the competitors danced away to the music. “I saw athletes of every shape and description and I was stuck with this thought, this picture,” he said. “Every painter has a palette with colours that you use and as I looked at this group of people, I was stuck with that I had a complete glimpse of God’s full complete palette. I was quite taken with that.” More than 1,100 athletes from around the province and the Yukon, 300 coaches and 1,200 volunteers took part in the Games. “I was really pleased to see how many Games volunteers came up to me afterwards to ask how they can continue being involved with Special Olympics,” said Pam Keith, the Special Olympics BC chair, as well as the announcer for the rhythmic gymnastics competition. “In addition to being an amazing experience in itself, I think this Games will leave a great legacy of appreciation and awareness for Special Olympics.” Olson, who had originally wanted

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Steve Schoeler competed in the long jump at the Special Olympics BC Summer Games held at McLeod Park on the weekend. 1,000 volunteers, was impressed with how flexible they were, many of them ending up with differing roles than what they were supposed to do. He also credited the generosity of the community, not just in terms of their time, but in their resources as well. Organization for the Games began in April 2012. Olson said while there is a sense of satisfaction from hosting a successful Games, it is also bittersweet to see

everything come to a close. And while the opening ceremonies at the Langley Events Centre were a much more elaborate affair, the closing ceremonies consisted of a speech from Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese and Olson’s closing address, which included just four lines: “Who loves to dance, who thinks they are a great dancer, are you happy, and if you are happy, then our Games organizing committee is happy.”


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Aldergrove Dodgers’ Josh Fletcher slides into second base safe as B.C. Selects’ Veronica Wong waits for the ball in baseball, Friday, July 12 at Aldergrove Athletic Park.

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Colton Morin (#1) and Adam Burridge (#7) are neck and neck in the junior novice B main event at Langley Quarter Midget Race Track on Sunday, July 14. Upcoming events at the south Aldergrove track (272 Street at 8 Avenue) include a club race on Saturday, July 20 and car show and ride day on Sunday, July 21.

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Aldergrove kart racer Jordan Redlin scored two third place finishes and had the privilege to put another nice trophy on his shelf last weekend. “Finishing on the bottom step of the podium was a good result for us as we just switched onto a different brand of racing kart, and also started receiving support from a new team,” said Redlin. West Coast Metal Recycling has come aboard with sponsorship funding for Redlin.

“So far I have moved up into the third place ranking of this series and I am only nine points away from clinching second. There is only one racing weekend left of this series but that does not mean I can relax yet.” In another series he has qualified to race for a ticket to the world finals of karting, this year to be held in the USA. “I will be competing for a chance to race against the best in the world and to represent Canada on the world stage,” said Redlin.

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The Sabir Sisters host the Mission Folk Festival Camp and Concert on July 23 at the Clarke Theatre. Year and Composition of advance ticket, available the Year. She is, without a until July 25. Advance doubt, one of Scotland’s tickets for adults are $95 most all- encompassing for a weekend pass, $50 musicians. for a one-day pass, and Carroll astounded $45 for evening concerts the Irish music world at only. age 18 when she won Tickets are available the Senior All-Ireland at Shopper’s Drug mart Championship. She has in Mission, by calling been amazing the world 604-82-5937 or online at since and in 2011, she www.missionfolkmusicwas the first American- festival.ca born composer honoured MUSIC FEST PREVIEW with Ireland’s most sigOn Wednesday, July nificant traditional music 24, the Mission Folk prize, the Cumadóir TG4. Music Festival Preview Other categories of will return from 7 to 8 music you will find at p.m., giving the audience the festival are Roots a taste of what will be on and Blues; New Faces, offer at the 26th annual Young Voices; Made in festival, including a perBC; Aborginial Voices; formance by the Mission Women of Song; and Folk Music Festival World on our Doorstep. Music Camp at Fraser If you’ve missed the River Heritage Park. early bird sale, you can Admission to the constill get a break in admis- cert is free, but donations sion prices with an to this community-based

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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. Horse Show Fun Day and Open House - Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association, 3330 - 256 Street. Concession by donation 11:30-1:30 p.m. Please join us, everyone’s welcome. Info: www.vtea.ca or call 604-8571267. Ukrainian Soul Food – Pero-

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gies, cabbage rolls and borsch available on Friday, July 26, a fundraiser from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 - 108 Ave, Surrey. Eatin, take away, or ready for your freezer. Info: 604-531-1923 or 604-581-0313. Canada Parks Day Fort To Fort Excursion - Saturday, July 20, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. from Derby Reach Regional Park to Fort Langley National Historic Site. Visit displays and entertaining activities as you walk or bike the Fort to Fort Trail. The route from Derby Reach Regional Park Heritage Area to the Fort Langley National Historic Site is approximately 4 km one way. All ages. Free drop-in event. Bike rentals are available in Fort Langley. For half price admission fee to the

Fort Langley National Historic Site, call 604-513-4777. Paid reservations are required for optional camping at the Fort Langley National Historic Site. Info: 604-530-4983. Folk and Reels - Tuesday, July 23, at Clarke Foundation Theatre, 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission. An evening of storytelling through song, music, and dance featuring a line-up of award-winning musicians and groups: Liz Carroll, David Francey, Mairi Campbell, Iain Fraser, Mairi Rankin, Mark Sullivan, Boyd Benjamin, The Sabir Sisters and more. Partial proceeds from this concert donated to Amnesty International. Doors open 7 p.m. Advance sales: adults $20, children and seniors $15; at the door: adults $25, children and seniors $20.

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Coming Events Langley Junior Thunder BCJALL Lacrosse Playoffs – Round 2 Thu Jul 18 *Thu Jul 25

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The Vancouver Stealth (NLL) are coming to the LEC. Reserve your 2014 season tickets – call 604.455.8888. The Langley Events Centre is located at 7888 - 200 Street For ticket information, contact Langley Events Centre 604.882.8800 • langleyeventscentre.com

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1. Replace the old inefficient fixtures in your house with water-saving fixtures such as low-flow toilets, showerheads, and sink aerators. 2. Instead of running tap water until it is cold, keep a jug of water in the fridge. This saves 7 to 12 litres of water a minute and dissipates the taste of chlorine. 3. Decreasing your lawn sprinkling to once a week for an hour increases the grass’ resiliency to drought. Avoid a mist that will evaporate quickly. 4. Spreading a layer of organic mulch around your plants helps the soil retain moisture. 5. Use rain barrels to water the garden and reduce pressure on our water systems. Langley Environmental Partners Society 604.533.6090 leps.bc.ca

Summer Maintenance of Rural Boulevards and Ditches The Township of Langley uses three full-time and one seasonal roadside grass mower for ditch mowing. This equipment has predetermined routes or an assigned area to follow. If the equipment is pulled away to do a specific request, it only lengthens the time it takes to fully complete all the rural boulevards and ditches. If you have a request for mowing or brushwhacking, we ask that you be patient as we try to fit the work schedule in as efficiently as possible. The Township, along with Provincial and Federal agencies, have classified open channel water systems into three categories: Class A ditches are fish bearing and Class B ditches are fish habitat. Both of these categories require formal approval before any work can be completed. Class C ditches are deemed to have no fish or fish habitat issues whatsoever and only require notification for work to take place. How or when a ditch is cleaned depends on its classification. Thank you for your understanding as we operate under these requirements.

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Metro Vancouver has created a Mosquito Control Hotline for Township residents. Culex Environmental, the regional mosquito control contractor, will log and respond to all mosquito-related calls and visit sites if requested by the public.

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Calls can range from concerns about standing or stagnant water on private or public land or neighbouring property, Fraser River floodwaters, adult biting mosquitoes, or spraying or fogging.

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A temporary road closure on 96 Avenue, Mavis Avenue, Glover Road, and River Road will be in effect on Sunday, July 21, at various times to allow the Prospera Valley GranFondo cycling event to take place.

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Library. Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your materials and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project with you. Aldergrove Library is located at 26770 - 29 Ave., Aldergrove, call for info: 604-856-6415. Classics Book Club - Join the lively discussion at this new book club and get acquainted with the great books of world literature. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library. Coffee provided. Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle - Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca

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Advance tickets available at http://folkandreels.eventbrite.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 Mom’s Morning Out - at Aldergrove Alliance Church on Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. We will be discussing your concerns and challenges, making crafts, and learning new do-it-yourself skills. Coffee, refreshments, and free childcare for your nurseryand preschool-aged children. Info: aldergrovealliance.org or call 604-856-3447. Knitting Circle - at Aldergrove

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Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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SOUTH LANGLEY MINK FARM looking for Mature FARM HELP. Must enjoy outdoor work. No exp. nec.-will train. F/T or P/T. $13/hr to start with benefits after 9 months. farmworkerjobsnow@gmail.com

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21st Century Flea Market. July 21 3 2 5 0

Must be able to use & operate repair & maintain equipment & machinery and small engines. Tractors, Spreaders & Haying equipment etc. Ability to drive a 5 ton truck for deliveries an asset. Clean driver’s abstract will be required. South Aldergrove Farm. Benefit package after 9 mo. Starting wage $20/hr. Start Date: Immed. farmworkerjobsnow@gmail.com

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Mary, a loving sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother slipped away from us peacefully in the early morning hours of July 10, 2013. Mary was predeceased by Lloyd Alvin, her mate of 56 years; and by her son, Gordon Roy. Mary is survived by 2 sisters, Janette and Marge; 8 children, Jim, Larry, Linda, Lee, Janet, Randy, Rod and Greg; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. Many, many thanks to the caring staff at Maplewood house for their help and support. A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 1:00 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maplewood House. Tributes and condolences may be left at:

FARM WORKERS

FARMER/MECHANIC

604-308-5767 or 604-462-7000

May 13, 1923 ~ July 10, 2013

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

TEAM OWNER OPERATORS

Aldergrove Auto Wrecking

Mary (Buzak)

Ph: 604-857-0111

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

CLASS 1 DRIVERS (VAN / LA / TOR / VAN) WE ARE HIRING!

needed for both locations

27555 - 31 Ave. Aldergrove

Wiebe & Jeske 604.859.5885

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Went to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband Jacob on July 7, 2013 at the age of 90 years. She is survived by her daughters Annemarie (Eric) Sigalet, Veronica (Mike) Boyle, Helen (Frank) Altin and Rita (Daryl) Chin; son Jake (Desiree); 13 grandchildren; brother Adolf (Lydia) Penner; many other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Jacob and brother Hans (Agnes) Penner. Funeral service was held Monday, July 15th at Bethel Mennonite Church, 24687 - 56 Avenue, Langley. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences to the family may be made to: www.wiebeandjeskefh.com

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

VOTED BEST side businesses. Make money while helping your community be a better place. We provide set up/training. No selling involved. 1-855-933-3555 www.locationfirstvending.com.

Auto Recyclers in Mission and Aldergrove areas looking for an auto parts dismantler. Must have experience & tools.

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AUTO PARTS DISMANTLER

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BC Cancer Foundation Legacies accepted. 604.851.4736 or visit: bccancerfoundation.com

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FUNERAL HOMES

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMING EVENTS 10am-3pm. Croatian Cultural Ctr. Commercial Dr. Adm $5.

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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Full time Heavy Duty Mechanic Chilliwack, BC The successful candidate must have experience on all types of equipment & transport trucks. Mechanic must have their own hand tools. This position requires the ability to work in all weather conditions with minimal supervision. 3rd & 4th year apprentices may be considered. Excellent wage & benifit package. Email resume to: reception@kirknessgroup.com

Attention: Ken Vance @ Western Explosives Ltd. Full-Time Year Round

Blaster

Chilliwack, BC

Serving Fraser Valley & Lower mainland. Must have valid BC Mines ticket & Worksafe BC ticket. Excellent wage & Benefit package. Attention Bryan Kirkness @ Western Explosives Ltd. reception@kirknessgroup.com NOW HIRING! EARN EXTRA CASH - Men & Women In Demand for Simple Work. P/T-F/T. Can Be Done From Home. Acceptance Guaranteed - No Experience Required, All Welcome! www.BCJobLinks.com

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Call Stacey: 604-777-2195

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HELP WANTED

NORTHERN Savings Credit Union has openings for Full time Member Services Representatives for our Masset & Queen Charlotte branches on Haida Gwaii. If you are interested in providing excellent customer service and have good time management and organizational skills. Minimum Qualifications: Secondary school diploma, working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Previous financial services, sales and customer service experience preferred. Please apply online at www.northsave.com

WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTOR We are now accepting applications for safety oriented individuals for the position of parttime Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, teambased environment. Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (optional public transportation 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

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LABOURERS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

GUARANTEED Job Placement. General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry Work. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-888-213-2854

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Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

BENEFIT PACKAGE!

Westman Steel Industries is one of Canada’s largest manufacturers of steel roofing and siding products, galvanized steel culverts, and related products. Westman Steel Industries is a member of The Westman Group, a dynamic entrepreneurial group of companies who values safety, health, community, relationships, growth and fiscal responsibility. Westman Steel Industries has the following career opportunity in Langley, British Columbia.

Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250

Wanted Experienced Mobile Trailer Mechanic • Good Competitive Wages • Flexible Schedules • Good Benefit Package • In Business for 27 years

INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Experience in the steel building industry would be an asset. A positive individual with strong communication skills, accuracy, attention to detail, willingness to learn and solid problem solving skills would be required. The successful candidate will be able to work independently or as a team to complete projects/assignments with demanding timelines. A good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word is an asset.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

SALES

The successful candidate will build strong, effective customer networks with new, existing and potential customers by providing product solutions, initiating customer contact, responding to customer needs & requirements. As the successful team member you will be the direct link to our customers and will need to provide them with friendly & timely service, accurate sales quotes & perform order entry and various other related inside sales responsibilities.

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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Cash same day, local office.

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 372

SUNDECKS

WATERPROOF VINYL SUN DECKS. Quality vinyl waterproofing for Sundecks and Roofdecks. Family business since 1980. Free estimates 604-209-9391 or miller@pacificgroup.net.

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TREE SERVICES

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovation’s. Available for work. 604-532-1710

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

311 MASONRY & BRICKWORK BRICK, BLOCK, CULTURED, NATURAL stone. Great rates. Free estimates! 20 Yrs exp (604)8168086

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

$45/Hr

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373 Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627

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

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

Borrow Up To $25,000

No Credit Checks!

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

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

PETS 477

PETS

2 CATS; 2 yr old indoor males, 1 gray/white, 1 tabby/white, all shots. Free to good home. (604)603-0430

CAIRN TERRIERS. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650. 604-807-5204.

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

www.mainlandroof.com

CUTE 6 mo/old female Chinese Crested Powder Puff pup $700. To a good family home. 604-422-0977

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

ENGLISH BULLDOG P/B Pups. CKC reg’d. 3 Beautiful healthy 9/wk old females. 1st Shots, 2 Year Health Guarantee. Micro-chipped. $2800. Ph: 604-302-9417 (Mission).

GOLDEN RETRIEVER purebred pups, born May 2, ready to go. First shots & vet checked. Cute & cuddly, $700. Contact Sherry at cell # 604-869-6367

778-997-9582

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

Jim 778-668-5519

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

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

Own A Vehicle?

Residential and Commercial Free estimates, WCB Insured Seniors Discount

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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All your tree cutting needs

Douglas 778-255-2597

www.affordablemovers.bc.com

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PRESSURE WASHING

All In One PRESSURE WASHING CLEAN GUTTERS & WASH WINDOWS

MOVING & STORAGE

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LEGAL SERVICES

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

But Dead Bodies!!

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

ELECTRICAL

Running this ad for 8yrs

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

281 Axton Incorporated is Hiring!

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.

GARDENING

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $75 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $100. Free Delivery 604-856-8877

Journeyman Fabricators / Welders For heavy steel shop.

Journeyman Machinists

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $199.00

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

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

-CNC/Boring Mill/Conventional Competitive Wages & Benefits 4 -10 Hour Shifts

RECYCLE-IT!

Fax resume: 604.524.9480 or e-mail:jobops@axton.ca

JUNK REMOVAL

CHEVALLIER GEO-CON LTD Rocky Mountain House, Alberta requires experienced Cat, Hoe, Mulcher Operators, servicing Western Canada. Safety tickets required. Fax resume to 403-844-2735.

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More

FULL TIME Positions. Wanted skilled fiberglass shop workers, enumeration to follow skill level, benefit package will be included after 3 months. Chop gun experience a asset. Must have own transportation can start immediately (full time positions) please send resume to precisionfibre@gmail.com (Port Kells location)

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

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

PUPPIES German Shepherd / Lab. 8wks, vet checked, 1st shots. $450. No Sunday Calls. 604-795-4681

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

HUGE Burnaby Restaurant Equipment Auction - used equipment from closed restaurants & NEW equipment direct from manufacturer! www.KwikAuctions.com for info and to sign up for our e-newsletter or call 1-800-556-KWIK

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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 .Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

Hauling Anything..

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

RUBBISH REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PLUMBING

LOCAL PLUMBER $45 Service call Plumbing, Heating, plugged drains. Mustang Plumbing 778-714-2441

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. Westman Steel Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER CLEANING Etc. Rubbish Removal. Pressure Washing, Yard cleanup & trim. Reas rates, FREE EST. Since 1990. (604)854-6469

PERSONAL SERVICES

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

HELP WANTED

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Please Fax Resume: 604.882.3105 or e-mail: service@a1pauls.com

Westman Steel Industries provides a competitive total rewards package including professional growth, career development and continuous learning. Applicants looking for a challenging and rewarding career need to apply online via Careers at: sales@westmansteel.com or www.westmangroup.com by Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 Please provide résumé and cover letter, stating salary expectations.

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FRUIT & VEGETABLES

BLUEBERRIES FOR SALE 26097 84 Ave. No insecticide. Weller Blueberry Farm. Open 8-7. Ready pick $1.20/lb, U pick .80/lb. 604-856-6817, 604-996-9275 CHERRY JUBILEE Sour Cherries 2013 HARVEST SEASON Saturday, July 27th - August 4th. 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. 2017 - 272nd Street, Aldergrove Place Your Order: 604-856-5844

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GARAGE SALES

MULTI - HOUSEHOLD YARD SALE Hillcrest Area, Cloverdale Saturday July 20th, 2013 Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Start at 18454 66A Avenue. Household items, kids toys, books, clothes - LOTS of stuff!

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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MISC. FOR SALE

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

REAL ESTATE 639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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

RENTALS 706

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

ALDERGROVE 50+ Adult Building. 1 & 2 Bdrm apts. Central location. Phone 604-317-1926

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1-800-961-7022

HOMES FOR RENT

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

741

750

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to creditors and other having claims against the following estate: Raymond Gordon Norfolk, deceased, formerly of 27592 31A Avenue, Aldergrove, BC, V4W 3L2, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned administrators at #204 - 1548 Johnston Road, White Rock, BC, V4B 3Z8, on or before the 31st day of August, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. - Terrence Philip Carl Norfolk and Raymond James Mark Norfolk, Administrators.. Fominoff, Ross & Company, Solicitors

FULL House for Rent (Mission) Great family home, Set back from street, 4 bdrm (3 up 1 down), 2 and a half bathrooms, Finished above ground basement, Large family room up and down, Fenced yard, New deck, Enclosed 2 car garage, Pet OK deposit required. Available Aug 1, 2013, Drive by OK do not disturb current tenants 32461 14th Ave, Mission, Rent $1500 per month, Damage deposit $750. If interested please contact me through email @ vyaral@telus.net

OFFICE/RETAIL

.langleyautoloans.com 1.877.810.8649

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SUITES, LOWER

MOTORCYCLES

1 BDR/1 Bath, above ground, 950 sq ft, Close to C70 Bus, Laminate flooring, Internet + Util incl, Wash, dryer and oven, Avail now, Call Sim at 778-245-3832, Ref req, No Pets, $900/m ALDERGROVE. 2 bdrm ste. Cls to park & middle schl Priv ent Ns/np $675 incl hydro & cbl 604-825-7213 ALDERGROVE - 3 bdrm large lower level s/c suite. Priv entr. on acreage. Cls to all amens. Util incl. N/S, N/P. Suitable for couple. $1000/m. Call Sandy 604-625-6501

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

ALDERGROVE; Brand new 1 bdrm bsmt ste. Close to all amens. N/P, N/S, no lndry. $650/mo incl cable & internet. Call: (604)856-3879 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.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

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BCCLASSIFIED.COM Auto Class 800’s: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking.

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OTHER AREAS

REAL ESTATE

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

AUTO FINANCING

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

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

HOMES WANTED

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TRANSPORTATION

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •

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

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ALDERGROVE: NEWER 2 bdrm bsmt legal suite. Clean, full main bathroom, sep lndry, lrg kitchen & living area. Avail now. Near park & hwy. 604-857-9880, 778-551-1305 BRAND new 1,100 sq 2 bdrm basement with sep entry in Clayton. All utilities included, in-suite laundry. All for only $975. Won’t last. Avail Aug 15th call 778-246-1600

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 AUTO CREDIT - Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply at: uapplyudrive.CA or Call toll free 1.877.680.1231

Listings Wanted!!! The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reports

“Increase In Sales, and Shortage of Quality Inventory for Langley and Abbotsford”. Call me today if you are considering selling and let my experience work for you! bu y i n g o r s e l l i n g ? l e t m y e x pe r i e n c e wo r k f o r yo u .

John Burns

Specializing in Residential & Small Acerage Properties

604-607-3504 | johnburnsrealtor@gmail.com

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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

TWIN FIRS

Dan Flokstra

2861 BERGMAN STREET

604-857-1100

$779,900

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.

Call

Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

559,900

2613-270B STREET

WALK TO SCHOOLS

1 ACRE WITH 2500 SQ. FT. RANCHER

1,800,000

27691 DOWNES ROAD

1/4 ACRE WITH SHOP

All cleared and In Hay land - over 430 feet of frontage. Older farm house on property plus 40 x 80 real shop and 80’ x 108’ cattle/hay barn - good driveways 3 phase power, city water, natural gas... Got Big Trucks? Bring em over! This is a well cared for property, ready to farm - no clearing to do.

Call

Dan Flokstra

$465,000

2979 - 270B STREET

26 ACRES

WELCOME FAMILY & FRIENDS OVER

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

$439,900

2722 - 273 STREET

604-857-1100

LISTINGS

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.

Dan Flokstra

Call

604-857-1100

#34 - 27456 - 32ND AVENUE

$195,000

CEDAR PARK TOWNHOME

WANTED

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.

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Dan Flokstra

22153 OLD YALE ROAD

604-857-1100

$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.

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

Here it is all ready to move into just freshly painted with new roof new gutters and facia boards new covered deck new kitchen downstairs this home has a mortgage helper and is in terrific shape bonus 2 gas fireplaces large garage, R.V. parking great Mt Baker View check this one out there has been over $ 30,000,00 spent in upgrades here so make an appointment to see.

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

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Dan Flokstra

604-857-1100

RANCHER ON 4.42 ACRES

3175-268 STREET $ 389,900 1/4 ACRE LOT

Over 2000 sq ft wheelchair friendly home on 4.42 acre property in south Langley very well built home here in a great neighborhood in great shape. Has a terrific sunroom on the back. 3 bedrooms with extra large master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite. Property 1/3 cleared.

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.

2275-240 STREET

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Dan Flokstra

$759,900

ANY SIZE ANY PRICE ANY CONDITION

604-857-1100

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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

$214,900

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.

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

Dan Flokstra

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

ALDERCENTER REALTY


28 | THE ALDERGROVE STAR | THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

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Aldergrove Star, July 18, 2013