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Langley teens’ legacy lives on Legacy Water Search and Recovery Society aims to bring closure to families of drowning victims

“Some days I find myself thinking about them a lot.”


The drowning deaths of two Langley boys, Brendan Wilson, 17, and Austin Kingsborough, 18, in April put this community in a state of shock. Their loss is still felt today. Many friends of the boys still carry the logo “For the Boys” on their vehicles. But now some family members and friends of the family are keeping the boys’ legacy alive by starting up a nonprofit society dedicated to searching and recovering victims of drowning. Their goal is to buy and use special sonar equipment similar to that used to recover Wilson’s and Kingsborough’s bodies, after the RCMP dive team were unable to using the limited equipment they had. The non-profit organization, called Legacy Water Search and Recovery Society, will be dedicated to bringing closure to the families of drowning victims. “We want to bring closure for the next family — to help families who find themselves in the same situation we were in,” said Scott Lebus, family friend of the Wilson family, who is president of the water recovery society. He said it is agonizing not knowing, not having that closure. After five agonizing days, the RCMP dive team called off their search in the choppy waters of Nicola Lake, near Merritt, where the boys went missing on April 20. “The RCMP came up on April 26, at 1:33 p.m., and told us we’re done searching,” said Lebus. “It was crushing.” On that day, Lebus and Connie Wilson contacted Gene Ralston from Idaho for his help. He is an underwater search specialist with unique side scanner sonar equipment that can locate victims in water as deep as 900 feet. Since 1999, Ralston has recovered more than 86 bodies. Ralston and his wife Sandy volunteer


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Jim Ward, left, and Scott Lebus, right, have started a non-profit society to purchase equipment for the recovery of drowning victims after two Langley boys died in Nicola Lake this year. A couple from Idaho were brought to B.C. to recover the bodies of Austin Kingsborough and Brendan Wilson after a police search failed to find them. their time, only asking that people pay for the travel expenses. “Often victims of drowning are never located and police are unable to resolve the case successfully,” said LeBus. It took the Ralstons nearly a week to arrive in Merritt, but in less than 30 minutes they discovered both boys in 75 feet of water near the Wilson cabin. Gene recovered both boys’ bodies through the use of a remote operated vehicle or ROV. Thanks to the Ralstons, both boys went home. A memorial service was held for both boys at Christian Life Assembly, and hundreds came out. Also part of the society is Jim Ward, Brendan’s uncle. He said his sister and

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tragedy are involved in the society. After locating the boys, the Ralstons went to Shuswap Lake to look for a missing fisherman, John Poole, a 59-year-old husband and father. His fishing boat was discovered on the shoreline, with engine running and fishing lines still in the water on April 30. The Ralstons worked six days straight, nine hours a day, and on the morning of May 13, they located Poole’s body in 235 feet of water, right off the point of his favourite fishing spot. Poole’s widow and stepson are part of the society. The RCMP divers do not have this unique equipment nor do they have the resources to be trained to use it. continued, PAGE 6



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Hot dog warnings falling on deaf ears Too many pet owners are still not getting the message to leave animals at home on warm days, say Langley RCMP MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

It shouldn’t need to be a reminder, but clearly dog owners in Langley and all across B.C. aren’t getting the message to leave their fourlegged friends at home when it’s hot. By July 10, police had to deal 18 times with a dog in distress, trapped inside a hot vehicle, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. “We have had 18, three extreme cases, and we don’t want to see anymore,” said Marks. Another alarming trend is toddlers being left in hot vehicles, resulting in two deaths in Canada this month. In neighbouring Abbotsford, a recent case saw a toddler and 12-year-old boy asleep in a hot car, with the windows rolled up while the parent shopped at a grocery store. Police got involved there. Marks is offering suggestions for people who come upon a dog in a hot vehicle: First, check to see if there is a way it can be offered water, or spray down the car with cold water, put a blanket over the window to provide some shade and if you feel you are

safe to do so, try to have the vehicle owner paged if at a store. But if there is no way of finding the owner fast, call 911. “We don’t want to encourage people to break windows,” Marks said. “Wait for police to arrive and update the 911 dispatchers on the condition of the dog.” Stay by the vehicle until police arrive if you can. The SPCA, and in Langley, the Patti Dale Animal Shelter, do not handle these situations. They will only refer you to your local police. The interior of a car can quickly heat up to 45 degrees Celsius (110 F). Even if a vehicle is parked in the shade, the sun moves, and that shade can quickly turn to sun. Without a breeze, on really hot days, shade provides little comfort.

SIGNS OF HEATSTROKE IN PETS: • exaggerated panting (or panting suddenly stops); • rapid or erratic pulse; • salivation; • weakness and muscle tremours; • lack of coordination; • convulsions or vomiting; • collapse.

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Summer days are made for chasing sticks and splashing in the water, but not all dogs are enjoying the current hot, dry spell, say police. By July 10, Langley RCMP had already responded to 18 calls of dogs being left unattended inside hot vehicles.

Woman flees attack, seeks help at rural Langley home MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

A woman had to flee on foot and bang on the door of a rural Langley home after allegedly being held against her will and sexually assaulted on the morning of July 22, said Langley RCMP. Around 2 a.m., Langley RCMP responded to a 911 call for assistance in the 21300 block of 4 Avenue. Once on scene, officers were met by a distraught 28-year-old Surrey woman alleging she had been held against her will and was the victim of a sexual assault. The woman, who is believed to live a

high risk lifestyle, told officers that she had met a man earlier on a street in Surrey. After driving into Langley with the man, the woman wanted out of the vehicle. A struggle ensued and the vehicle left the road, into a ditch, said Const. Craig Van Herk, media spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. The woman ran from the car and sought help at a nearby residence. The Langley home owners helped out the distraught woman and quickly called 911, he said. The suspect was arrested moments later standing beside his car which was still in the ditch.

Twenty-seven-year-old James Kovach of Surrey has been charged with two counts of forcible confinement, two counts of sexual assault, attempting to choke to overcome and assault. He has no prior criminal history. He was released on $5,000 bail on Wednesday. His next court appearance is in Surrey Provincial on Aug. 6. “This incident remains a priority investigation for the Langley RCMP,” say Van Herk. “Langley RCMP Serious Crime Section has conduct of this investigation and continues to consult with other policing agencies to ascertain if there are any connec-

tions with other on-going investigations.” Police praise the quick actions of the victim and of the home owners who came to her aid. “It wouldn’t be easy to answer the door in the middle of the night to a distraught woman but it’s nice to see in this day and age people are looking out for one another,” said van Herk. “This woman may have been engaged in a high risk lifestyle but her quick actions of getting out of the car quickly and getting help and the public helping her and contacting us right away all led to police being able to make an arrest of the suspect right in place.”


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Numerous charities across Langley are scrambling after a heartless thief or thieves made off with one of Otter Co-op’s commercial-sized barbecues, which are lent out to nonprofit organizations. “It’s booked all summer long for charity events. We also supply the propane,” said Jack Nicholson, Otter Co-op general manager. “The thief didn’t just steal a barbecue, he stole from the whole community.” For five years now, Otter Co-op has lent out a barbecue to all sorts of associations, sports and school groups to

help them raise funds through barbecue sales. It was so necessary and successful, Otter Co-op actually went out and bought another. On Sunday night, at 2 a.m., thieves cut the the locks of the enclosure that a barbecue was stored in, at Otter Co-op’s store at 248 Street and Fraser Highway. Police are on the case but members of the community are too. “We posted it on our Facebook page and that day we had 116,000 people view it,” said Nicholson. “We’ve had great community support on this.” Numerous people have com-

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Making the City of Langley more walkable and bike friendly, giving small apartment dwelling dogs a place to run around, allowing urban residents the opportunity to grow their own food and addressing the ongoing issue of abandoned and derelict properties were among the issues that Councillor Ted Schaffer hoped to address by introducing no fewer than seven motions at Langley City councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s July 22 meeting. Schafferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series of motions included the improvement and expansion of the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s walkway and trail system along the Nicomekl flood plain; bike paths connecting the flood plain trail to the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown area; providing incentives â&#x20AC;&#x201D; such as free locks and/or helmets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to encourage more residents to ride bicycles; and the establishment of a community garden and an off-leash area for small dogs. He asked that staff investigate adding more funding to the budget for maintenance of the downtown area and he suggested that they draft a stronger bylaw regarding boarded-up houses. Speaking to the motion regarding abandoned properties, Councillor Teri James questioned Schaffer about the specific intention of the motion â&#x20AC;&#x201D; whether it was to have the buildings torn down or to levy fines against the owners. Schaffer replied that it is both. He referred to a group of City residents who attended a meeting earlier this year to complain about the state of empty homes in their neighbourhood which have been purchased by a developer, but are not yet slated for demolition. He noted that abandoned properties in the City are often left to dete-

riorate and the grass allowed to grow unchecked. They devalue neighbouring properties and create a fire hazard, Schaffer said. He suggested that when an abandoned house catches fire, owners could be levied a â&#x20AC;&#x153;heftyâ&#x20AC;? fine of as much as $10,000 in addition to paying the costs of fighting the blaze. In response to Schafferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to have improvements made to walking trails and connecting bike paths, Councillor Dave Hall indicated that both issues are addressed in the Master Parks and Environment Plan. Hall, who chairs the Parks and Environment Advisory Committee, said that staffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line has consistently been, â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re addressing it in the parks master plan.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I support the improvements as a priority, but I believe weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already there,â&#x20AC;? Hall said. Schaffer pointed out that residents have already been waiting a year and a half to see proposed improvements undertaken. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How long can people wait? Another year and a half? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s three years. It would be nice to have something actually done.â&#x20AC;? With respect to Schafferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to have staff look into the development of a community garden on Michaud Crescent, behind the West Country Inn Hotel, other council members suggested that while it is a good idea, Schaffer should re-word the motion to be less specific about the location of such a garden. Councillor Rosemary Wallace suggested he broaden it to include the entire City, which Schaffer agreed to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Food security is an area that is important. It would be prudent to work with the neighbourhoods and not just leave it up to staff to decide,â&#x20AC;? said Wallace.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think neighbourhoods would buy into that.â&#x20AC;? Schafferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motion to introduce an off-leash park for small dogs, around 201A Street and Michaud Crescent (the location of Linwood Park), was also deemed too specific. Councillor Jack Arnold said he could think of a few sites around the City that would be appropriate. Schaffer noted that the City had recently approved between 300 and 400 new condominium units in the immediate area of the park. Many of those will be occupied by seniors who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the option to go to the large dog off-leash park at 206 Street and 44A Avenue. Hall suggested Schafferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;pet projectâ&#x20AC;? should go in the queue with the others to be evaluated when council debates its next budget. Hall said City residents have faced compounding tax increases over what are essentially cosmetic issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At budget time, if we come up with additions, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a subtraction.â&#x20AC;? Schaffer said he is aware that several of the items he brought forth in his motions are addressed in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long term master plans, but he felt they should be â&#x20AC;&#x153;brought to the forefront and given daylight.â&#x20AC;? The motions stemmed from a Livable Cities conference that council attended in Portland, Ore. in June, where many of the issues facing the City were addressed. With a six-week break until the next regularly scheduled meeting, Schaffer said he introduced the motions as a bundle because he hoped staff would have time to look into the issues and report back. Council reconvenes on Monday, Sept. 9.

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The society is appreciative of what the RCMP can do, but feel this society could really make a difference. “A man was missing in Newfoundland for 73 days and Gene came there and found him in 29 minutes,” said Lebus and Ward. But the equipment isn’t “magic,” said Lebus. The Ralstons were called to Harrison Lake this month to try and recover the body of a missing camper believed to have drowned in early June. They were unable to locate the man in the deep water, and called off the search. Already the Grand Pub in Merritt, on its own, held a fundraiser for the society, raising $3,400. That allowed the founders to build the infrastructure, including registering the society and creating a website. The equipment they want to buy isn’t cheap but is made right here in B.C. They said the society is looking for around $350,000 and that will cover buying the equipment, an RV, boat and training for volunteers, to be ready to go out and help throughout this province. “It would be amazing to reach that goal and be ready by next summer,” said Ward and Lebus. This is a tragedy that is impacting a lot of families, especially this year. The number of drownings in B.C. is way up from last year, with more than 40 reported by mid-July. “We want to incorporate education around water safety too. I’d prefer to educate than recover,” said Ward. He points out that even tethering a life jacket

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Langley teens Austin Kingsborough and Brendan Wilson drowned in Nicola Lake in April when their canoe capsized. to your wrist while out in the water is a good alternative if you don’t want to wear one. The group of volunteers both here and in Alberta are hoping to get several corporate sponsors to help. “If we could just get 10 companies to donate $15,000 each, we are more than half way there,” said Lebus. There will be a For the Boys Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Legacy Water Search and Recovery on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Newlands Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $160 and available on the website www.legacywatersearch. com. There will also be an identical golf tournament in Calgary in September. Tickets are also available on the website for that. The founders are currently registering the society, so it can provide tax receipts for anyone wanting to make a donation to the society.

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etting around the Langley area has been quite a challenge this summer. One of the the most annoying road closures is 216 Street between Milner and 56 Avenue. This a major corridor between Murrayville, the Langley Airport, McLeod Athletic Park and Willoughby, and the alternatives are often very badly plugged with traffic. Unfortunately, this is a road closure without a foreseeable end, as work has been halted on the East Langley water line, which is the reason the road is closed, due to a workplace safety dispute. As a result of this closure, Glover Road has ben very badly backed up at times this summer. The fact that work on the Mufford overpass is taking place along Glover doesn’t help matters any. Another lengthy closure this summer is 192 Street, just across the border in Surrey. This is closed due to work on another rail overpass. The closure was set to end in late July, but has now been extended to the end of August. This road is used by a number of Langley City and Township residents to get to Highway 10, and west into Surrey. It is also a major truck route to and from businesses just south of Highway 10, and further south in the Campbell Heights business park. These trucks have, for the most part, been diverted to other roads in Langley and Surrey, adding additional congestion. Fraser Highway has often been backed up as well, due to widening to four lanes between 224 and 232 Streets. Much of that work has been completed, but the project isn’t quite done. A much worse problem has been on Highway 1, which is seeing the eastbound highway widened to three lanes between 232 and 264 Streets. While the need for this work is obvious, as trucks going uphill often slow the rest of the freeway traffic, the delays this summer have been frequent and lengthy. Traffic reporters are, almost daily, saying the freeway is backed up to 200 Street. It is particularly bad during the evening rush hour. These may well have been the most sustained traffic jams in Langley history. Road improvements are welcome, and delays are understandable, but they do create a lot of challenges for drivers. They are particularly difficult for visitors to the area who are not familiar with traffic patterns.


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aple Ridge and Pitt Meadows taxpayers, like those in most small municipalities in Metro Vancouver, are getting ripped off, first by their own municipal councils, then by Metro Vancouver and its insatiable thirst for higher and higher regional levies. To be fair to Metro Vancouver, the biggest ripoff of all is TransLink, the regional board which is responsible for roads, bridges and transit in the Metro region. Increasingly over the past few decades, local councils have been talked into or forced to relinquish much of the control over their own official community plans to Metro. At the same time, local councils were bullied into participating in TransLink, an organization which services larger population centres, such as Surrey and Vancouver, quite well. Those of us living in the outlying areas are not served well, or at all, but we pay the most. According to TransLink, the target for user pay on transit services is a lofty 52 per cent, but currently languishes at less than 40 per cent. Most of the difference is made up of various taxes and levies, which we all pay. Whatever happened to the concept of user pay? We are represented on the mayors’ council on TransLink by Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin, who has distinguished himself in that capacity by accomplishing little or nothing on behalf of local commuters. Bus service to east Maple Ridge is a bad joke, and in Silver Valley it simply does not exist. Vehicle use is an absolute must for most local commuters and they pay dearly for that through levies on petroleum sales. We have some of the worst commuting corridors in the region, another area largely ignored by TransLink. At TransLink, Daykin displays a strong aversion to standing up to be counted on behalf of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows commuters. He seems quite content to collect his indemnity. —Maple Ridge News The Langley Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.

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Busker ban shows lack of vision Editor: Buskers cause harm to no one. Buskers don’t ask anyone for anything, because it would be insulting to their ability to perform. Buskers earn what they deserve based on their ability, appearance and positive attitude. When individuals take issue with busking, it is usually because they lack understanding and tend to live life inside the box. Buskers live outside the box which makes it extremely difficult to communicate with these individuals because of the walls that form the box. The walls are a major barrier to clear communication. It is unfortunate that some people are unable to see the world from any other perspective than their own. The vast majority of citizens understand and appreciate buskers. They admire the courage of those unique characters who passionately follow their hearts, standing bare before the world while believing in themselves and their craft. They love to see the jugglers, the magicians, the musicians. These performers brighten up the day by delivering colour, vibrancy and atmosphere to an otherwise drab cityscape. Why would any person wish to put a stop to such honourable pursuits? Clearly any person seeking to tear down, or negatively impact, efforts to add

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Bruce Leitch says merchants are being short sighted in not allowing busking at Langley Mall. value to the Langley City experience is lacking in their own lives. Why is there is no longer busking at Langley Mall? Curiosity urged me to ask some of the merchants at the Langley Mall this very question, and this was their response. “We no longer allow busking at Langley Mall

because we believe that if buskers are allowed to perform here; they will bring with them drug dealers, panhandlers and thieves.” Essentially, they are suggesting that buskers are a “gateway drug” that will lead to the downfall of civilization as we know it; a scourge on society.

They should be ostracized for their counterproductive efforts to lift the spirit of the community. It should be made clear that this is a “mall policy” lobbied for by a very small minority of merchants doing business in the mall. I believe it was one merchant, but I’m not sure of that. One would think, in a democratic society, majority would rule, but not in Langley City. I would absolutely love to stand before a judge with the lobbyist to debate the logic of this “policy.” In my mind, it is tantamount to discrimination and at the very least slander. I am relatively certain there is no municipality that hands out permits for panhandling, drug dealing or thievery. There are, however, multitudes of municipalities that provide permits for busking. Cities from Vancouver to Halifax run busking programs. For that matter, they are run everywhere on the planet. Incidentally, I have auditioned for and received a busking pass for the City of White Rock. How is it that our city is denied live entertainment based on the word of individuals who are blind to reality and lack vision? Why is it that this city remains stagnant and uninvolved in this regard? Bruce Leitch, Langley

Aldergrove getting the shaft again Editor: Stop shafting Aldergrove. Once again, a roadblock has been found to prevent Aldergrove from getting the centre we deserve. First, we get shafted on the size of the pool that was wanted by members of the community. Now council is looking at making more cuts and will shaft us once again. Get your heads straight folks. When Langley Events Centre needed more money for an unexpected expansion and upgrade, it was found, with no consultation of those of us footing the bill. It just happened. The community of Aldergrove may be small, but I get the distinct impression that Langley Township council is not including the potential usage from the growing residential area east of Station Road. I will concede that the need for including an ice arena is questionable, as we do already have one. It may need some upgrades, but we do have one. The pool was the big thing and we got screwed on that and now they want to shaft us again. We deserve this facility. Hey, we can’t water our lawns in the summer, we don’t have the “lake” in Aldergrove Lake Regional Park and we can’t have a pool in our back yard in the summer for the kids to play in. No, we have to take them somewhere else, and maybe pay for that. Plus there is the cost of gas and other expenses, all of which benefit other areas of Langley or its outskirts, but not Aldergrove. We almost lost approval for hanging baskets (another nickel and dime decision) in the Aldergrove high street, and now this is going on. Let’s see — is there any other way that we can shaft this community? Debbie Atkinson, Aldergrove

Pool project putting tax payers in the deep end Editor: Re: “Aldergrove rec centre costs rise,” (The Times, July 25). The Aldergrove pool/arena project now has a planned cost of $53 million, up 50 per cent from the original $35.5 million forecast. Could not our wellpaid Township politicians sense that the project would be way The

over budget? I wonder how many of our Township employees who make $100,000 or more a year worked on this, and how they could be so wrong. The news article quotes Township parks and recreation director David Leavers as saying “Staff would only be confident in

moving forward at this time with a total project budget of approximately $50 million.” The excuse offered, according to the news article, was that there was a nine per cent discrepancy of square footage from concept to detailed plan. The financial plan offered is that they hope to get some cash

from the federal and provincial governments, and trim a few features. Then they say “we have to add another $3 million for roads and services.” Council set some parameters and approved a $35.5 million project, but staff are comfortable at a $53 million total.

When the project opens, you’ll find the taxpayers in the deep end of the pool and the penalty box of the arena, while the politicians and civil servants have a photo-op, cutting a ribbon and congratulating themselves. Dave Matlock, Langley

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An open letter to all Canadians Bell Canada is taking the unusual step of writing to all Canadians today. As the nation’s longest-serving telecommunications company, established shortly after Confederation in 1880, we would like to ensure Canadians clearly understand a critical situation impacting their world-leading wireless industry. Verizon Communications, a $120-billion US telecommunications giant with 100 million wireless customers, is considering entering the Canadian market. A company of this scale certainly doesn’t need handouts from Canadians or special regulatory advantages over Canadian companies. But that is exactly what they get in the new federal wireless regulations. Bell welcomes any competitor, but they should compete on a level playing field. Fair competition is something Canadians demand and something Bell expects too after 133 years of investment in delivering world-class communications services to Canadians.

Unintended advantages for American giants: How we got here The federal government has recently taken an activist role in regulating Canada’s wireless industry. That includes giving various benefits to small startup wireless competitors. With Ottawa’s help, the new companies have become part of the vigorously competitive Canadian wireless marketplace. But the government inadvertently left holes in the wireless rules that would give big US corporations the same extraordinary advantages as the small startups. And all Canadians are on the hook to pay. Verizon has said it’s looking at taking advantage of this unique opportunity. We do not believe a US company 4x the size of Canada’s entire wireless industry combined requires special help from Canada. It’s profoundly unfair to all Canadians, and Ottawa needs to close the loopholes.

3 loopholes in the rules Under federal regulations originally designed for startup competitors, Verizon would actually get these benefits… 1. Verizon would be able to buy twice as much of Canada’s airwaves as Canadian companies like Bell can in an upcoming auction of wireless spectrum – the airwaves that carry your calls and data. These airwaves are a public resource, and access to them is critical to providing you with world-leading wireless services. When Ottawa auctions off Canada’s airwaves for use by telecommunications companies, it gets significant revenues. These are public funds. It is inappropriate for our own government to essentially reserve a public resource for a company like Verizon to the detriment of Canadian companies. In doing so, the government will also reduce federal auction revenue significantly – by potentially hundreds of millions of dollars. A loophole that gives US companies access to twice as much of our airwaves and at a lower cost is an unfair advantage, paid for by Canadians. 2. They get to piggyback on the networks of Canadian carriers wherever they don’t want to invest and build their own. Under the rules, Verizon would have the right to offer wireless service using the advanced networks funded by Canadian companies and built by Canadian workers. Industry experts say a Verizon wouldn’t need to build its own network throughout Canada, invest in Canada’s rural communities, or support Canadian jobs like Canadian wireless companies do. Instead, they would concentrate on a few big urban centres, forcing Canadian carriers to do the same while potentially cutting jobs and slashing costs in order to compete. 3. Verizon can acquire smaller Canadian competitors – but Bell and other Canadian wireless companies can’t even try. American players like Verizon can buy up new Canadian wireless companies like Wind Mobile and Mobilicity at cut-rate prices – including their existing spectrum holdings previously subsidized by Canadian taxpayers. Yet Canadian carriers like Bell are restricted from competing to acquire these Canadian startups, even if the new companies want it to happen. That means Verizon gets them for below-market value. What did Ottawa get from the United States in return for this unprecedented access to Canada? Nothing. No reciprocity in the US for Canadian companies. In fact, can you even imagine Canadian wireless companies getting preferred access to New York, Los Angeles or Chicago?

3 straightforward ways to close the loopholes The Bell team is ready to compete with anyone for your business on a level playing field. But big US companies taking advantage of rules designed to help Canadian startups is just not on the level. To get wireless policy back on track, we propose that… 1. Canadian wireless carriers should be able to bid for the same amount of Canada’s airwaves as Americans can. 2. US operators entering Canada should roll out wireless service across the country, just as Canadian companies have. 3. If a small Canadian wireless company seeks a buyer, Canadian carriers should be allowed to bid, just as the Americans can. US giants don’t need special help from the Canadian government, and Canadians shouldn’t have to pay their way into the country. Instead, let’s give Canada’s own communications companies a fair chance to compete with them. Sincerely,

George Cope, President and CEO, Bell Canada and BCE

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We’re not the only ones concerned “Why would Ottawa create a policy environment that favours a U.S. telecom giant and deliberately trashes the shareholders of the major Canadian wireless players?” Terence Corcoran, Financial Post, June 27, 2013

“But there is no basis for the Commission to give certain large companies a regulatory hand-out… so they can acquire spectrum… at a substantial discount over the price that would otherwise be received.” Verizon, Regulatory filing to the FCC on U.S. Incentive Auctions, March 12, 2013

“In fact a report published last week commissioned by the CRTC suggested a similar conclusion (that wireless prices have come down meaningfully since 2008) – so we’re not entirely sure where Industry Canada is getting its data about the market not being competitive. Then again, the government wouldn’t let a little data get in the way of a good lever for getting votes, and that’s clearly what is going on here.” Bob Bek, CIBC World Markets, July 12, 2013

“The perception that Canadian prices are high relative to other jurisdictions has been seized upon by the government as an invitation to intervene and deliver lower prices. But the perception is false and the invitation is illogical.” Dr. Jeffrey Church and Andrew Wilkins of the University of Calgary, The Globe and Mail, July 8, 2013

“…the federal government’s anything-goes market interventions to support a fourth carrier have so gerrymandered the rules to favour Verizon sweeping in that any investor seriously interested in buying shares in Canadian telecom companies should be spooked.” Sean Silcoff, The Globe and Mail, June 27, 2013

“This will mean significant layoffs which could easily trump the hiring to be done by Verizon, which besides a needed presence in retail outlets, should be able to initially handle a lot of functions (marketing, billing) from the United States.” Adam Shine, National Bank Financial, June 26, 2013

“Unlike the national incumbents in Canada, we wonder if Verizon has a strategy for wireless broadband in rural markets, a key political consideration for the current Conservative Government.” Dvai Ghose, Canaccord Genuity, July 2, 2013

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hat’s more fun — and causes more chaos and confusion — than a pair of separated identical twins? That would be two pairs of twins, in the capable hands of the Bard. And that is just what William Shakespeare has given audiences with The Comedy of Errors, this summer’s offering from Langley’s Bard in the Valley theatre company. The play about a pair of wealthy aristocratic brothers and their sibling servants — who wind up in the same city after each was separated years earlier from his identical twin during a storm at sea — will run on the Spirit Square stage in Douglas Park in August. And, once again, it will move to the International Festival in Willoughby at the Langley Events Centre for two performances. Directed by Langley’s Darcy J. Knopp, the fourth annual BIV

production features performers from New Westminster and south of the Fraser — from Surrey and Cloverdale to Abbotsford and Chilliwack — with seven Langley actors in the mix. For two years, Knopp was one of those performers — acting in the first two Bard in the Valley productions in 2010 and ’11. After taking last summer off, he is excited to be returning to take charge of this year’s production. “I was looking for a chance to do a show in Langley,” said Knopp, who now calls Chilliwack home. “Diane (Gendron, the show’s producer) mentioned they were looking for someone to direct.” He submitted a proposal for The Comedy of Errors — one of the first plays by the 16th century English playwright he ever saw performed. “Everyone has a favourite,” said Knopp. “The Comedy of Errors is mine. It’s a romp through the bewitching City of Ephesus. “Sure, it’s ridiculous and trots the border of preposterous,

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After performing in Bard in the Valley’s first two summer productions, Langley’s Darcy J. Knopp returns to direct the Shakespeare theatre company’s latest offering, The Comedy of Errors. but think of the best adventure you have ever had; would you describe it any other way? It’s ... guaranteed to make you happy you spent a beautiful summer evening at the outdoor theatre.” While a lot of playwrights have historically used their work to comment on political and social issues of their day — which often mean little to modern audiences — Shakespeare aimed his quill squarely at the timeless subject of human nature and all its

foibles. People are people, and after more than 400 years, the playwright’s themes still resonate with audiences. “I would hope that seeing a show set in a modern (way) with energetic actors will help dispel the myth that Shakespeare is inaccessible. It’s pretty lighthearted. It should be fun,” said Knopp. Because one of its goals is to offer lighthearted summer fare, BIV has so far stuck with

comedies, rather than venture into Shakespeare’s more tragic offerings. Previous shows include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and Twelfth Night. Bard in the Valley is all about people bringing a picnic and a blanket to the park on a bright, sunny day and being carried off to another place and time by the performance. But choosing the right time and place is always a bit of a gamble. That’s particularly true of Knopp’s production. “One of the things that comes up in the play is that everyone is obsessed with money and being paid,” said the director. “A lot of the characters are very wealthy. I thought, ‘where do wealthy people go and play?’” That’s how he settled upon a Monte Carlo-style casino as the perfect place to set his play. The location adds a different flavour than the typical use of period costumes and sets, said Knopp. After his proposal was given the green light by the selection committee, Knopp put out the call for a cast that could bring the unlikely story to life in a believable way. “I tried to get actors who were similar in appearance and style,” he said.


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“They could be seen as twins even though they behave quite differently from each other. “They have different upbringings and influences.” That’s been part of the fun, he said, finding out how each actor will interpret his character, based on their respective histories. Not that their work is entirely unfamiliar to him. “A lot of my contacts from university turned out to audition.” Taking on the role of Antipholus of Syracus is

Abbotsford’s JD Dueckman. The part of Antipholus of Ephesus is played by Chilliwack’s Tim Howe. The other set of twins, both named Dromio, are played by New Westminster’s Lionel Rust and Chilliwack’s Luke Stevens. BIV performers do tend to change from one production to the next because it’s summer and a lot of student-actors are working to pay for school, said Knopp, who earned his theatre diploma at University of the Fraser Valley’s Chilliwack campus. Shakespeare in the park is a big commitment during those

months, he added. Backstage, meanwhile, there are still a number of familiar faces hard at work on the production team. “It’s helpful to have them there,” Knopp said. Among those working behind the scenes is Ron Williams. The Comedy of Errors’ technical director was one of Knopp’s high school teachers. And the director is enjoying those connections. “Doing a show in my hometown is kind of a big deal to me,” he said. Given a choice between directing and acting, which

does Knopp prefer? It depends on whether you want the power or the glory, he laughed. “I think one makes you better at the other.” The Comedy of Errors hits the Spirit Square stage in Douglas Park Aug. 8-11 and Aug. 15-18. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 will include a presentation of scenes in the afternoon in conjunction with Langley’s Arts Alive Festival. It will also be performed during the International

Festival in Willoughby Park, next to Langley Events Centre, on Aug. 24 and 25. Saturday’s performance is at 6 p.m. and Sunday’s show is at 1 p.m. “We are delighted, once again, to offer a Shakespearean play that is fast-paced and filled with fun,” said Gendron. “Admission is even less than it was in Shakespearean times – it’s free – thanks to the support from our generous sponsors. “It’s a fun outdoor theatre experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction for children to live theatre, and to Shakespeare.”

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Exhibition duo offers a study in contrasts The walls of the Fort Gallery will be a study in contrasts, as two very different shows run simultaneously, beginning July 31. Robert Wakefield’s masculine, bold, heavily textured and structured “Signs of the Times” series will show side by side with Bette Laughy’s lush, sensual and essentially feminine, “Irises” series. Influenced by the Impressionists and Canada’s Group of Seven, Wakefield works in oils. “I love the texture of the oil paint when applied to the canvas, and how it can be manipulated,” he said. “The impressionists and the Group of Seven’s use of bold colour and texture always elicited strong emotions, and a desire to make my own mark as an artist,” added Wakefield, who uses lots of paint in pure rich tones, laying colour upon colour to capture the beauty of a landscape scene. Inspired while reading about the demolition of the Ridge Theatre, Wakefield began thinking about the iconic signs throughout the Lower Mainland that have disappeared over the years. “With over 19,000 signs in the 1950s, Vancouver was a sign mecca, with reportedly more than almost any city in the world,” Wakefield said. This series is Wakefield’s take on some of those that have gone, and some that still survive. For Laughy, the exhibit marks her first solo show in two years, having decided to give herself time to play without pressure. She found the new pan pastels and the suede board that was invented for them. “It was like coming home, and I have found the materials I want to work with for the foreseeable future,” she said. Using other chalk pastels with the pans produces an effect that resonates with her. “I am in love with the process, the sensual feel of the interplay between medium and ground, subject and ground.” While there is some tension, Laughy says, “there is no stress while working with them”. The two shows run at the Fort Gallery from July 31 to Aug. 15. The opening reception will be open to the public, and will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with both artists in attendance. The Fort Gallery at 9048 Glover Rd. is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Visit the gallery’s website at

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The Langley Art Farm, “a day to plant seeds of friendship, nourish creativity and harvest new skills,” returns Sunday, Aug. 11, with a series of hands-on workshops led by some of Langley’s most accomplished artists. The annual event, which is a fundraiser for the Fort Gallery, will once again be held on the south Langley property of artist Susan Falk. Participants can choose from a series of morning workshops, including: Sketching for Travel,

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Mike Roberds, Melia McClure, Marina Lazzarotto, Michael Broderick, Roger Currie, Tom Saunders, Russel Chartrand and Graham Hiscocks, The Adventures of Max Bennett – Detective imagines a 1932 live radio broadcast of two back-toback episodes, The Case of the Chinese Bracelet and The Case of the Phantom Zeppelin, culled from the exploits of an ace private investigator “who finds adventure where the mysteries of the old world meet the mysteries of the new.” “It’s an exercise in grand old-school pulp magazine hokum,” said Browne, a reporter with Langley Times’ sister paper, the Peace Arch News. “We’re playing it straight, but with an affectionate twinkle in the eye. Our aim is to present this in authentic style, with a stock company of versatile actors, script in hand, using a variety of different voices to create a myriad of characters. “They’ll all be costumed in the clothes actors would

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has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. In support of the local community, they will accept donations on behalf of their charity partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley. There will also be a bouncy castle and a chance to meet Prosbeara before the show. “We’ve had a great response to our Prospera Cinema Under the Stars program from the communities we serve, with many families telling us how much they enjoy our free movie nights, said Bruce Howell, president and CEO of Pros-

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Celebrated artists’ work on show at new Fort Langley Studio The Fort Langley Studio is hosting Chris MacClure and Marilyn Hurst for a one week exhibition running July 30 to Aug. 6. The couple has achieved great success in the art world, selling collections to U.S. presidents, A-list celebrities, and British royalty, including William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They built a reputation of excellence when

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Top right: Contestant Avery Campbell claims her prize in the Sun Rype TRi KiDS Triathlon in Walnut Grove on Sunday (July 28) — a big hug from Daddy. The Langley event is one of nine set up across B.C. and Ontario for youth ages 3 to 5 to encourage kids to stay active through sports. Participants had to complete running, swimming and biking segments. See video slideshow at Top left: Some of the smaller competitors were allowed a helping hand in the triathlon. Bottom left: Young runner Jasmine Gill came up from Lynnwood Washington to take part in the event.

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Medals await competitors at the finish line of the Sun Rype TRi KiDS Triathlon.

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‘An awesome experience’

GARY AHUJA Times Sports

When someone lives on the edge of a golf course, you might think they would spend their time on the greens working on their game. But Alex Gulka is more at ease on the water. “Feeling that boat move on the water is an awesome experience,” the 18-year-old said. He was sitting on his back deck, which borders the Belmont Golf Course in Fort Langley. “When the boat is moving, it is pretty incredible. You get that glide and you feel really powerful.” For the past four years, Gulka has rowed as part of the Fort Langley Rowing Club. He is also one of the first members of the Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society. He got his introduction to the sport through a Learn to Row program at the club. “I wasn’t really into sports and wasn’t exactly the fittest,” he said. His fitness level was down due more to his pickiness as a eater than poor eating habits. But he has stuck with the sport and earlier this month ( July 8 to 13) was in Oklahoma City with Rowing Canada. The Canadian side was

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Langley’s Alex Gulka won a silver and two bronze medals in Oklahoma City while representing Canada. training alongside their American and Mexican counterparts as part of a high development camp. It wrapped up with two days of racing and Gulka returned with a silver medal in the quad and a pair of bronze in the single 2 km event and in the eights. “The other countries had been training for at least a couple of weeks together whereas we had just four days,” he said. With the competitive season now over, Gulka will spend the next few weeks training

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IMPACT PRESSURE WASHING - Gutter, Windows, Full Houses.

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damaged concrete. Ken 604-307-4923



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Is hiring positions:


Empathetic Caregiver w/10yrs exp seeking live-in or live-out position. For appt call Evelyn, (604)532-1154

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Clemas Contracting Ltd.



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Needed for Aluminum Railings manufacturing business.

Please email all resumes to



A-OK PAINTING Forget The Rest, Call The BEST! Harry 604-617-0864

POLAR BEAR PAINTING Ext. paint special! Split level home starting @ $1800. 604-866-6706 CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-575-5555

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.



604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers. HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PETS 477


LASSIE DOODLES (poodle x collie) pups, born June 16, specially created perfect family dogs, intelligent, easy to train, good natured, gentle, good with animals/kids, low/no shed for hypoallergenic, will be med. sz about 45-50lbs 23-24in tall, will have shots & deworming, males & females, black & rare blue merle colors. Raised in the house w/kids. $850-$950 Mission, 604-820-4827 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833



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


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Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!


359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL #1 Soils, manure, gravels, lime stone, lava, sand. Del or p/u 604882-1344 visit / bulk material for pricing.

STUDS available, PUG (rare silver) and Golden Retriever, OFA hip and eye cert. both great natured family dogs, personality plus, Mission, call 604-820-4827





Tuesday July 30th ~ 7:00pm Quality bikes: CCM Avenue Electric; Harley Burner mountain bike; Vortex Infinity aluminum frame 21 speed mountain bike; Free Spirit Explorer 5 speed child’s bike; Raleigh Ambush ladies’ cruiser; VI Tech Hard Drive mountain bike, 21 speed, Shimano; Savoy Metalika boys’s 18 speed; Infinity Telluride 18 speed; 15 Cruiser Shimano shifters; Bicycle trailer; Schwinn Izip ladies’ electric bike; etc. Also: professional potter’s wheel; as new electrical tools; jig saw bench drill; combination jig and table saws; Hand tools; ‘N’ Gauge model railway; furnishings etc

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



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

PETS 477


U-PICK BLUEBERRIES, $1/lb. Red & Black Currants & Gooseberries

$1.25/lb. Bring containers. Closed Sundays. Call for picking times. 339 Short Rd., Abbotsford, 604-853-1909



KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online (NOT IN STORES) STEEL BUILDING - SIZZLING SUMMER SAVINGS EVENT! 20X22 $4,188. 25X24 $4,598. 30X36 $6,876. 32X44$8,700. 40X52 $12,990. 47X70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $700. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls


BLUENOSE PUPS, (registered) To good home. Born June 18. $1000 & up. Call or text Tom (778)996-6511


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

FOR SALE. 2 Bedroom Unit.Langley Blue Heron Housing Coop, 55+ No Pets 6 appliances. approx. 1000 sq ft. $137.000. Call 604-532-1245.

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 Cock-A-Poo x Poo pups. 1st shots Vet checked, non-shedding, S.Sry. $550. 604-541-9163/604-785-4809 German Shepherd/Lab pups, 2Males, mixed colours, $200. (604)316-2757. No Sunday calls



GREAT LOCATION! Perfect for First Time Buyers. Very elegant 2 bedroom condo filled with luxury features: air-conditioning,granite countertops, fireplace, wood flooring, etc. 2 parking spots. Shopping, parks & transportation are nearby. Easy to show. BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise.




604-626-0870 or 778-549-2668

1 BEDROOM SUITES Newly renovated $700 - $740/mo Util + sec pkng extra No pets. Close to amen.

604-671-7498 or 541-6391

McIntosh Plaza Suit Mature Adults


22330 McIntosh Avenue

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




5555 208th Street, Langley Studio - 1 & 2 bdrms. Indoor swimming pool and rec facility. Includes heat & 1 parking stall. No pets

FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE CSA Certified Modular Homes, Manufactured/Mobile Homes and Park Model Homes, We ship throughout Western Canada visit us online @ or 877-976-3737

BROOKSWOOD COMMERCIAL LEASE spaces available at 208th Street and 40th Ave. Sizes 7002100 s.f. $1500 - $4500. Call Frank @ Noort Investments 604-835-6300 or Nick @ 604-526-3604.



LANGLEY Brookswood. Newer 1Bd partial furn’d suite in great neighborhood gas f/p. N/P, N/S. $750/mo incl utils. Avail now. 604-533-9588 Langley City 1 bdrm g/l ste clean bright 900sf full kitch D/W, sh ldry prkg Aug 1 $850mo 604-725-5921 LANGLEY nr Trinity Western. New 1 bdrm grd lvl. Bright. Quiet area. incl util Aug 1 NS/NP 604-530-9987 LANGLEY Walnut Grove deluxe ste bright 1bdr+den, island in kitch, gas stove, d/w, inste w/d, cable, very quiet, priv entry, alarmed. NS/NP $850 incl utils. Avail after Aug 1st. 604-882-0765 or 604-808-2640.



LANGLEY #83 - 20460 66th Ave. 2 Bdrm townhouse, 5 appl’s, 2 car garage. Very well kept. Avail Aug 1st. No pets. $1350/mo. 778-863-3450 or 778-863-4412.



2006 DURANGO SLT 4WD Fully loaded with every option incl leather. Excellent condition and well maint! 4.7 Litre V8. Great 7 passenger SUV. We have owned this vehicle since brand new. Asking $10,200/obo. Phone: 604-218-8850. Email:




BOAT ALUMINUM 14ft x 4ft deep haul centre controls 2 motors, 1 electric 40lb thrust 30hp Mariner eletric start & more. On Easylift trailer, travel cover all in gd cond. $3000. 604-534-9189 evenings Special edition for fisherman by Walker Bay. Side batoons. Trailer incl. $2100 604-535-8199. Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

1964 CHEV IMPALA SS - 327/Auto, a/c, white with black. All done. Must sell. Best offer. (604)534-1954

ALDERGROVE: 3215- 266A St. 3 Bdrm bsmt entry home. Newly finished basement. $398,500: By appt only 778-878-1586

A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $1,398.92 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of August, 2013 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Avenue, Langley BC V3A 4L8. The vehicle was placed in storage on July 8th, 2013. For more info. call Elite Bailiff

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Shirley Ann Furnell are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Cindy Lee Furnell, care of Lindsay Kenney LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, #400 - 20033 - 64th Avenue, Langley, B.C., V2Y 1M9, (Attention: Timothy N. Grier) before September 3, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

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LANGLEY: 5530 - 208 St. Quiet, clean, spacious 2 bdrm, 4 appls, ht/wtr, prkg incl. $885/mo. Res. Mgr. N/S, N/P. Aug 1st. Call 604534-1114 between 9am - 8pm.




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


1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry & parking. No Pets BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED




Michael - 604-533-7578

Rainbow & Majorca Betsy - 604-533-6945 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY LANGLEY CITY


Apartments 20727 Fraser Highway

1 & 2 Bedrooms avail incl heat/hot water/cable Criminal record check may be req’d.

Ph: 604-533-4061 LANGLEY: *GREENWOOD MANOR* 26030 Eastleigh Cres Reno’d 2 Bdrms. From $850. Hardwood floors. Lots of closet space. By transit, Kwantlen College. Small Pet OK. 778-387-1424, 604-540-2028

Spacious Reno’d bach, 1, 2, 3 bdrm suites. Heat & hot water incl. Walk Score = 75 604-530-0030

Richard Joseph Pharand is indebted to Elite Bailiff Services Ltd. for storage and towing on a 2004 Chevrolet Citation with VIN: 1GBJG31UX41193183

Services at 604-539-9900 1.877.810.8649



Engines - Gas.............................................$139.95 Transmissions .............................................$49.95 Starters .........................................................$17.95 Alternators ...................................................$17.95 Frt Bumper Covers - Composite ...............$59.95 All Bucket Seats - Manual .......................$19.95 All Bench Seats ..........................................$24.95 Any Plain Steel Wheel ................................$7.95 Hoods ............................................................$44.95 Fenders .........................................................$25.95 Car Doors......................................................$39.95 Truck/Van/SUV Doors.................................$49.95

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

Now That’s a Deal!

. Hugh & McKinnon Rentals 604-541-5244

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


Re: ESTATE OF Shirley Ann Furnell, deceased, formerly of #206 - 20727 Douglas Crescent, Langley, B.C.

LANGLEY, 202/53A Ave. 4 Bdrm apt, $1130/mo, quiet family complex, no pets, call 604-539-0217

$50 off/month for the first year

For more info. call Elite Bailiff

Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM


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A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $2,338.35 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of August, 2013 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Avenue, Langley BC V3A 4L8. The vehicle was placed in storage on June 17, 2013.



LANGLEY, central. Clean 3 bdrm. insuite lndry, close to parks, shops & schools, fenced yard. Avail now. N/P. $950 + util. 604-754-0704


Villa Fontana & Stardust


ALDERGROVE. 2 Bdrm bsmt suite NP/NS. Cls to all amens, ns/np. $850 incl utils. Avail Aug 1st. 778-552-4433 or 604-856-6991

S. SURREY. Warehouse, approx 1800 sf. 220 wiring, 4 -14’ doors $1500/m, or approx. 1000 sf $650/m. gated. Suitable for storage. August 1. Call 604-835-6000

20 Acres FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment $0 Down, $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks. Beautiful Views, West Texas. 1-800-843-7537



LANGLEY S. 32x70 shop w/suite on 2 acres. Ideal for high end strg. Gd credit a must. No growers. $1500-$2000. Dorey 604-534-1906



Daniel Paul Cartier is indebted to Elite Bailiff Services Ltd. for storage and towing on a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with VIN: 1C6RD7KT9CS230602

Phone 604-530-1912 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL


Open seven day, low rate behind Wendy’s in Aldergrove first month free @ regular rate, we sell boxes and have truck rental on site. Manager on site .



1.15 Acre with 2 bdrm. manufactured home 1500 sf. Good potential for 2nd home on property Owner will do financing Also trade will take accepted

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


Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP

LANGLEY $569,000 23086 73 Ave.



Storage Space


Call 604-856-8070 or 604-807-6385.

Call 604-881-7111

CHILLIWACK 3 lots for sale on Promontory Hill, nice view. Can build 3 storey house. $199K each assessment value. 604-719-7428 or 778-863-0075



Inside or Outside

Deluxe 2 & 3 bedroom suites available. Large balconies, fireplace, in-suite laundry. No Pets. Live, shop, work & play all in one location. Next to Colossus Theater (200/ #1 Hwy).

By Owner - $225,900

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.


The Village at Thunderbird Centre

3 Bdrms, 1.5 baths, 1187 sq/ft, all appli’s, newly renovated & updated with new hot water tank, new floors, kitchen cabinets, countertops and more!






Central Auction #313 - 20560- Langley Bypass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322




View: Day of Sale from 10am

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 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688



542 372


Tuesday, July 30, 2013 A27

LANGLEY CITY nice 2 bdrm rancher heated garage also lge strg shed $1200/mo. 604-533-8811



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

• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

Hours: 8:30 am–5:00 pm 7 days a week 792-1221


43645 Industrial Way, Chilliwack


Langley Farm Market

• The Langley Times • Tuesday, July 30, 2013


CHERRIES product of BC ($4.38kg)


99 lb.




product of BC ($1.74kg)

product of California ($3.06kg)













product of BC ($1.08kg)

product of BC

product of BC ($0.86kg)


¢ lb.


2 for 3


$ 00






Assorted (946ml)

Assorted (796ml)

2 for 4


$ 00

$ 49 ea.



(200 g)

Assorted (398ml)







2 for 1

$ 50

Prices in effect Tues. July 30 - Sun. August 4, 2013. While Quantities Last

Langley Times, July 30, 2013  

July 30, 2013 edition of the Langley Times