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ack Kosterman doesn’t want to be anyone’s inspiration or even a trailblazer — changing people’s perceptions about wheelchair athletes. “I am not inspirational,” Kosterman said, sitting in the living room of his family’s Fort Langley home. Summarizing the thoughts of Pat Anderson, one of the top wheelchair basketball players in the world, and one of Kosterman’s role models, Kosterman said: “Inspiration is a double-edged sword. “On one hand, it is, ‘Oh wow, you are a great wheelchair basketball player.’ “But on the other hand, it is, ‘You are good, for someone like you.’” ••• Watching Kosterman move around, you wouldn’t believe he requires a wheelchair and is one of Canada’s top wheelchair basketball players. Kosterman, who turned 15 earlier this summer, is able to walk without the aid of a cane, crutches or wheelchair. He can walk short distances with no problems, but the longer he walks, the more he starts to feel a lingering pain. “It gets inflamed really quickly,” he explained. With a family history of knee problems, and having been overweight as a child, when Kosterman experienced knee pain he didn’t put much thought into it. But when he was 10, he slipped on the bottoms of his pyjamas, and the resulting fall broke his growth plate and dislocated his femur, which connects the leg to the hip. It was the worst pain he ever felt. Kosterman learned he has avascular necrosis, or AVN, a disease where there is cellular death of bone components, due to the interruption of the blood supply. Without blood, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses. He has a pin in each hip and while a semi-experimental drug, Pamidronate, has slowed down the deterioration, Kosterman expects he will need “a few” hip replacements in his lifetime. ••• Kosterman has always loved sports and one day dreamed about playing professionally. He began playing basketball, among other sports, when he was five, and was just starting to get into rugby prior to the deterioration of his hip. Being in a wheelchair is not very conducive to playing sports. Kosterman admits he went through the ‘why me’ phase. “More than I would have liked to,” he said. continued, PAGE 11 photo courtesy www.sombilon.com

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Four-year-old boy’s message to smokers: ‘Please put it out’ Ashton Nimmo was afraid to sleep after a cigarette set his neighbour’s house on fire, so he made a sign MONIQUE TAMMINGA Times Reporter

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After a carelessly discarded cigarette burned his neighbour’s house, Ashton Nimmo, 4, made a sign reminding smokers to butt out.

Four-year-old Ashton Nimmo is making sure smokers think twice about tossing their cigarettes in his cul-de-sac after a burning butt caused his neighbour’s house to catch fire last Tuesday. Coming home to see his neighbour’s house badly burned really scared the young boy. So much so, that he didn’t even want to sleep at home the first night, said his mom, Hayley Nimmo. “He was too scared to go sleep the night of the fire because he was afraid someone would ‘blow smoke’ again and throw the cigarette at our house,” Nimmo said. So Ashton, with help from his mom, decided to make a sign saying “put out your

cigarettes.” It also has a no-smoking picture he created on it. The poster is hanging on the fence in the walkway beside the charred home located in the 7200 block of 196 Street. It was along one of the walkways in the cul-de-sac where someone tossed a lit cigarette into bark mulch. The mulch caught fire and flames jumped to the neighbour’s cedars, which ignited the home’s vinyl siding. The flames spread into the roof and now a young family will be living in a hotel or with family while their home is repaired. “I think it sends a great message to irresponsible smokers,” said Hayley. “It makes me feel good to have the sign up, because then nobody will put their cigarettes near my house,” said Ashton. It was the second time in two weeks that a fire was started in that neighbourhood because of a careless smoker, according to the fire department. “I think that’s awesome and it really shows he cares about his community,” said Township assistant fire chief Pat Walker. After hearing of Ashton’s impressive commitment to fire safety, Walker is hoping to give the boy one of the department’s Safety Bears.

Break-in suspect sought by Langley RCMP Police believe David Walter Eng, 37, is responsible for thefts from underground garage DAN FERGUSON Langley Times

A man police call “one of Langley’s prolific property offenders” is wanted for allegedly pillaging storage lockers and stealing a Jeep from an underground parking garage. Langley RCMP have released a photo of David Walter Eng, a 37-year-old with a medium complexion, who is 5’9”, 190 lbs. He has brown eyes and black hair

closely cropped on the sides and longer on the top. A written statement said Eng is a suspect in a recent break-in at the Muse Apartments in the 20200 block of Fraser Highway. Investigators believe Eng and another man, 31-year-old Langley resident Shane Olsen, damaged an access door to get into the secure parking lot. Several storage lockers were gone through and property was removed. According to police, the pair then

allegedly stole a Jeep Cherokee and forced the exit gate to open, damaging the lift mechanism in the process. Olsen was arrested by Langley RCMP Street Enforcement Unit last week. An arrest warrant has been issued for Eng. Anyone with information that might assist Langley RCMP to locate and arrest Eng is asked to call 604-532-3200. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

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Quarter midget race car stolen from six-year-old

Tristen Pozsonyi, 6, sits with his mother Brenda by a photograph of him driving his quarter midget race car around a local track. Tristen’s race car was stolen from its storage container at the Langley Quarter Midge Racing Association building in Aldergrove.

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But that’s the reality for the Maple Ridge resident after his quarter midget racer and the trailer used to haul it to the track were stolen sometime overnight on Aug. 14 from the Langley Quarter Midget Racing Association building in the 26900 block of 8th Avenue in Aldergrove. “He’s devastated,” said his mother, Brenda. “I don’t think the people who stole this understand what they are doing. They’ve stolen from a child.” The trailer, along with the quarter midget racer and gear, were valued at $3,500. Brenda said she’s hoping enough media coverage will convince the thieves to leave the child-sized race car somewhere where the police can find it. The Aldergrove race track is the only one of its kind in Canada and the cart is designed specifically for the course, said Brenda. “It’s not like they can race it anywhere else. It’s useless to them.” But she said it means everything to her young son Tristen, who was in his first year of racing. He helped purchase the quarter racer through a bottle drive and hit the track for the first time in April. He had been spending countless hours practicing with his dad, David Now because of one selfish act, it’s all gone, laments Brenda. “They’ve basically stolen his dreams. He’s car crazy and we were trying to support his talents. It’s pretty discouraging.” Brenda said she found out that the RCMP have located the trailer on 124th Avenue and Old Yale Road in Surrey. Unfortunately, she said, the cart is still missing. • Anyone who sees the quarter midget racer can call the Langley RCMP at 604-5323200, or to leave an anonymous tip, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

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A construction worker adjusts reinforcing rods at the Mufford overpass on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The overpass is part of a $307 million project which will see eight overpasses and one railway siding built along a 70-km stretch of track.

Foundation work now underway on $51 million Langley railway overpass project DAN FERGUSON Times Reporter

The $51 million Mufford overpass project in Langley has entered its next phase. A construction update issued on behalf of the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor (RBRC) program said crews have finished widening Mufford Crescent to accommodate a detour and the future four-lane road that is part of the new rail overpass project. Pavement has been laid. Pile-driving is underway and workers are installing the metal reinforcing rods for the foundations. The Mufford project is part of a $307 million plan to build eight overpasses and one railway siding along the 70-km stretch that connects Roberts Bank, which contains Canada’s largest container port (Deltaport) and coal terminal (Westshore) to the North American

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ther than the known health risks of cigarette smoking — among them cancer, heart disease, strokes, bronchitis and emphysema, it seems a tobacco habit can also make some people a bit stupid. We’ve all seen them — people flipping smouldering butts out their car window during tinder-dry conditions. Maybe it’s just because their ashtray is full and they don’t want to start a fire inside their car. Or the mental giants who light up next to building entrances and air intakes, possibly to better share the fragrant nicotine aroma. Or the folks who fire up in gas stations near the pumps. Because, really, that warning about explosive gas fumes? Overblown. The latest example of stupid smoking tricks occurred on Aug. 27, when someone apparently decided to stub a cigarette out in some bark mulch near 7260 196 St. Possibly they were not aware that bone-dry plant material isn’t the best medium for fire suppression. More like kindling, actually. The result was a fire that spread to some parched cedar trees, which went up like “match sticks” as Township assistant fire chief Pat Walker put it. The amount of heat from the cedars then ignited some vinyl siding and flames spread into an attic. Which was when Dustin Favelle intervened. He saw the smoke and flames and pounded on the door. When no one answered, he kicked it in, determined that no one was home and then got out, closing the door behind him to keep air from feeding the fire and waited for the fire department. That was both brave and intelligent. As it turns out, the house’s occupants, including at least two young kids, weren’t home at the time of the blaze. That family is now contemplating the costs of what will be extensive repairs. All because someone had a momentary lapse of common sense. Now, we all know there are many considerate smokers, people who check which way the wind is blowing, carry portable ashtrays with them to safely snuff out their butts and drive with their windows rolled up to keep stray embers from igniting grass fires or worse. The problem is, it just takes one dummy with a cigarette. As our page 3 story shows, it’s a message so simple, even a four-yearold gets it: Think before you light up and think even harder about how you plan to dispose of your cigarette when you’re done.

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hey happen often. A phone rings, the voice on the other end claims a bomb will explode, the building is evacuated and police officers and others search, almost always in vain, for explosives. Schools tend to be targeted, usually as summer nears. Courtrooms are at times chosen, as are other highly visible locations. To those who decide to engage in what they may consider a prank, such actions may seem little more than harmless fun. To the police officers who must don protective equipment and conduct a search, and for the people forced outside for hours on end, such mischief is anything but a prank. This week’s bomb threat at the Ramada Inn is a case in point. Someone called from within the building to say a bomb had been planted. In addition, three notes were found, apparently threatening the same. It was more than five hours between the beginning of the drama and the allclear — no, bombs had not be found but, yes, an enormous amount of time and money had been wasted. We suggest that when those responsible for pulling this stunt are caught and convicted, the punishment address the time and money and stress involved. We suggest those found guilty be forced to repay the RCMP for every cent it spent on the operation (including bringing a dog team in from Kelowna). We suggest those found guilty be forced to reimburse the Ramada Inn every cent of lost revenue during those five-and-a-half hours. We suggest those found guilty be forced to apologize in person to every person affected — from hotel staff and Mounties to every hotel guest registered that day. Only when such thoughtless actions are connected to real justice might we see these acts and others curtailed. —Kamloops This Week The Langley Times is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www. bcpresscouncil.org


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Back to bus-iness for drivers Editor: Drivers, prepare to stop — back-to-school season is here. The Canada Safety Council would like to remind motorists that yellow school buses are back on the roads this fall. Remain vigilant, patient and responsible so that everyone gets where they are going safely. The Highway Traffic Act in each province and territory states that every driver, approaching from both directions toward a school bus with overhead red signal-lights flashing, must stop and shall not proceed until the bus moves or the overhead red signal-lights have stopped flashing (except on highways separated by a median strip, whereby oncoming traffic is not required to stop). Also, school buses are required by law to stop at all railway crossings; motorists should likewise be prepared to stop behind school buses. Breaking the law is costly — fines are as high as $2,000 and motorists can expect up to nine demerit points for the first offense. Your province’s or territory’s licensing bureau website has current penalty information. Travel by school bus is 16 times safer than traveling in a family car per passenger per kilometre of travel, according to a study by Transport Canada. In addition, each school bus made and imported into Canada has approximately 40 standard safety features built into the design and construction. These include specialized brake systems, lighting, emergency exits, escape hatches in the roof, and high padded seat backs that cushion the impact of a crash. It is most common for injuries to be sustained once children are outside the bus. Children may be hit by their own

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It’s September and that means school is back in session. Drivers should know and follow the rules for sharing the road with school buses. They’re also advised to keep a sharp eye out for children on bikes and on foot. school bus or other vehicles, underlining the need for all motorists to abide by the laws and be vigilant with student pedestrians and bicyclists. Here are a few tips to help ensure that children reach their destinations safely: • Abide by the school bus traffic laws; • Watch for children running to catch their bus. They have been known to pay little regard for their own safety and may dart out in traffic; • Respect the crossing guards and slow down in school zones; • During the school year, be especially cautious during periods of the day when students are travelling to and from home;

Editor: I want to thank Jennifer Houseman (The Times, Aug. 8) for reminding us that it is indeed humans’ fault for our encounters with native wildlife. Moreover, I find it appalling that the common solution is to kill the wildlife, as in the recent case of the python who escaped from its glass enclosure above the pet store in New Brunswick and unfortunately killed two boys

• Watch for cyclists and pedestrians on roadways; • When turning at intersections, watch out for students using the crosswalks; and • Teach your own children about safe conduct in roadways and on school buses. Prevention is the key to safety. With education and awareness, all children should be able to get safely to school and home again. Take the time to review, remember, follow and share these valuable rules and tips with other drivers and your children. Catherine Gaudreau, Communications Co-ordinator, Canada Safety Council

in the apartment on the same floor. As tragic as it may be, it was not the python’s fault for doing what it did naturally — killing for food because it was hungry. Experts have now determined that the python killed out of hunger by its usual method of squeezing its prey to death. In fact, the problem began when someone decided to keep it in captivity — that was the first human mistake.

It was also another human mistake for allowing it to escape. Humans’ lame solution is to kill whatever seems to be in their way, an action rather unbecoming of our species in the 21st century. What purpose does it serve to kill this python except for revenge, another abhorrent trait only exhibited by humans? Patricia Tallman, Langley

Fire Dept. offers little known service Editor: I think this bit of information may interest many of your senior readers. We live in a mature adult strata complex.  After reading articles in both Langley local newspapers about very serious losses to seniors who had inadequate fire prevention systems, our strata council grew concerned. We realized that each of our homes had smoke detectors going back 25 years.  We weren’t sure how to get all owners to agree to update their detectors and, more importantly, given some of our ages, how to get them all installed properly. Then we found Gary. He’s the public education officer for the Township of Langley Fire Department.  Together with the RCMP Block Watch program, Gary helped us put on a Home Safety Check event at our complex on a recent Saturday. Volunteers and sponsors came out in full force.  Each home was offered a security inspection of their doors and windows and checked passageways to ensure prompt emergency response.  The Township fire department made sure that all smoke alarms were updated and then gave us lots of tips to improve our exterior fire safety. Surrey Extreme Fire & Safety provided fully qualified fire safety technicians to install the new detectors. Kidde Canada set up a display and explained the latest in fire safety resources. Logan Creek McDonalds and Cedarbrook Bakery contributed food and goodies for all the workers.  What an outpouring of care and concern for the safety of our residents.  We are full of admiration for these volunteers and very grateful.  If others are concerned about fire prevention and home safety, this is the go-to community resource. Joanne Reynolds Langley

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But a school occupational therapist, Kari Oleson, put him in touch with B.C. Wheelchair Basketball. He attended one of their events and was hooked. “Rugby was my favourite sport and basketball was probably my second favourite,” he said. “Wheelchair basketball is a more physical game than stand-up basketball, so it combines the two perfectly for me.” Growing up, Kosterman was bigger than average and not overly adept at running. “It worked out well for me because I had a lot of upper body strength but wasn’t a very fast runner,” he explained. “So I kind of took what I was good at from basketball — dribbling, shooting, seeing the court well — but all of a sudden I was fast (in the wheelchair) because I had some upper body strength.” ••• But while he loved being back on the court, it was still a struggle. “If you really want to be good, you have to train a lot.” Kosterman spends about 25 hours a week, working on his game, or working out at Fitness Unlimited. The problem is that there are not too many other wheelchair basketball players around. “I am usually alone, I have a couple of players I train with occasionally, but they are not always there.” By the end of a long week, motivation can be an issue. “That was a crappy thing (working out by myself),” he said. “It was tough, at the end of the week, you don’t really want to be at the gym.” Watching his son struggle did prompt his father, Mitch, to establish the Langley Gold Rush, a local program for wheelchair basketball players. The program, which is for able-bodied athletes as well, has about two dozen players and runs out of the gym at Trinity Western University. All of this has helped Kosterman develop his game. He began attending regional junior practices and soon progressed to the provincial level, representing B.C. at the Canada Games in 2011. Now comes the cherry on top: playing for Canada at the world U23 wheelchair basketball championships. They are being held Sept. 7 to 14 in Adana, Turkey. Kosterman is one of two 15-year-olds on the 12-player roster. The rest of the team is made up of players between the ages of 18 and 22. “He is a really exciting, dynamic basketball player and an outstanding young man,” said Canadian coach Steve Bialowas. “At this age group, you are looking at maturity and can they play and compete against the bigger, stronger players, and Jack can compete.” Kosterman’s game has risen dramatically in the past year: he wasn’t even invited to the team’s first evaluation camp back in December, but by the time they had their next tryout in June, he was on the radar. “In six months, he made tremendous progress

and worked very hard in practice,” Bialowas said. “That is an important factor too, when athletes that age can really invest their time and energy into training and motivate themselves to get to that level. Then you know you have something special there to work with as a coach.” The team left for England on Friday (Aug. 30) for their final preparations before the championships. And while it may be his first time wearing the red and white for Canada, Kosterman does not expect it to be his last as he aims to make the national team for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It may seem like a lofty goal for someone who will have just turned 18 when the Games take place, but Kosterman likes the challenge. “It will be tough, we have a really good team in Canada,” he said. “(But) I like to aim pretty high. “I aimed for the Canada Games and they told me I wouldn’t make it, and I made it. “And I aimed for making Team Canada (U23 team) and they told me I was too young and I made it on my first try. I love proving people wrong.” Another goal is to play at the NCAA level when he finishes high school. He is just entering Grade 10 at Langley Fine Arts School. He also has aspirations to play professionally down the road as there are leagues in Australia and Europe. “I see nothing but great things in the future for Jack,” Bialowas said. “He can make it as high as he wants to. Those decisions are usually not up to coaches, but it is the players that make the coaches’ minds up for them. “If he keeps putting the work in, there will be a lot of opportunities.” ••• Kosterman sometimes wonders what might have happened had he not broken his hip and found wheelchair basketball. For one thing, the sport changed his lifestyle. When he was 12, he dropped 60 pounds, going from 155 to 95. He is now 5-foot-10 and weighs 160 pounds. “Really, in my life, I lucked out,” he said. “Being in a wheelchair is the only challenge I have really had. “Those couple of years I spent in a wheelchair really shaped who I am, gave me a new outlook on life.” “I have a good family, I have good genetics, I am healthy.” Kosterman has an older sister, Cassie, 29, and brother, Stuart, 18. He also credits his parents, Mitch and Karen, for all their support. “The only reason I want to be inspirational is work ethic, because I know tons of people who have overcome bigger challenges than I have,” Kosterman said. “People should look at the athlete and not the story,” Kosterman said. “I want people to stop thinking ‘it is so great these athletes are back out there’ to start looking at it as a respectable sport. “The athletes in the sport don’t look at it as disabled people so no one else should either.”

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Langley’s Jack Kosterman, 15, will represent Canada at the U23 world wheelchair basketball championship in Turkey this month. He is not interested in being an inspiration to others as a ‘disabled’ athlete. Instead, he hopes people will focus more on the work ethic it took to get to an elite level of play.

What is wheelchair basketball? • Wheelchair basketball is played five aside on a regulation-sized court with the baskets 10 feet off the ground. • The player with the ball is allowed to take two pushes and then they must either dribble, pass or shoot the ball or they will be called for a traveling violation. • Each player is given a classification between 1.0 and 4.5 and under international rules, teams can have up to 14 combined points on the court at one time. • The more severe the disability, the lower the score. • Officials grade each person for their classification and Kosterman is being submitted as a 4.0. • Up to the international level, able-bodied athletes can play wheelchair basketball.


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THURSDAY • Willoughby Women’s Community Institute meets the first Thursday of each month in the Milner Church Hall, 6716 216 St.  at 10:15 a.m. Contact: 604-532-9120.  All ladies welcome. • Langley Amateur Radio Association (LARA) meets first Thursday of the month (unless otherwise advised) at 1900 hrs local at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32 Ave. Coffee and sweets provided. For more information email: ajmunnik@shaw.ca or dondee@shaw.ca. • Silvertone Singers is a seniors Community Choir that practices Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Cloverdale Rec Centre at 62 Avenue and 176 Street. Members from Langley welcomed. For more information, please call Marli at 604-5740962. 

FRIDAY • First responder appreciation Sept. 13 at The Renaissance, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents and seniors will thank first responders and share stories. A barbeque lunch will be prepared and served by local first responders with proceeds going to first responders programs. Chartwell Renaissance Retirement Residence is located at 6676 203 St.

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Established in 1958, the Rotary Club of Langley is Langley’s original Rotary club. The club meets at the Cascades Casino Resort on Thursday evenings for fellowship, great speakers and to organize projects. The club is focused on helping Langley’s youth and seniors, as well as projects aiding those in need in far-away lands. The club is also a proud and active supporter of Rotary International’s great effort to eradicate the disease of polio from the face of the Earth - forever.

accessible and build a wheelchair ramp to the upper floor. The club has also made many smaller grants to local organizations such as the Langley Food Bank, the Music Access Society, Meals on Wheels, Pos-abilities Society, etc. They’re a regular participant at the Langley Good Times Cruise-In, having sold tens of thousands of burgers over the years. Another annual event is Tip ‘n Taste each July where fine beers and foods can be sampled.

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The Rotary Club of Langley works with existing community organizations to help those in need. Each year, the club donates thousands of dollars to the Langley School District Foundation to fund scholarships, bursaries, busing costs for career exploration, school meal programs and playground construction. The club regularly buys library books for Nikomekl Elementary School, and has also purchased reading materials and technology for Gordon Greenwood School. In addition, they funded the computers for the Gateway of Hope.

The club is a proud supported of PolioPlus, a program that has reduced worldwide polio cases from over 400,000 per year to only 222 in 2012! In 2011 and 2012 one of their members went to Ethiopia as a Rotarian volunteer to help vaccinate children.

The club pays the cost of sending secondary students to YAIL (Youth Adventures in Leadership), and post-secondary students to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Camp). The club has endowed three permanent scholarships at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for in-course students. The Rotary Club of Langley is a regular supporter of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, purchasing needed medical equipment. A donation of $15,000 to the new maternity wing has recently been announced. The club is a major supporter of the ongoing development of the Derek Doubleday Arboretum near the airport, where a number of viewing platforms have been constructed by club members and members of the Arboretum & Botanical Society. This year, the club is helping the Brookswood Seniors Centre upgrade washrooms, make them wheelchair

The club partnered with the other three Langley clubs to form an International Health Langley committee with the goal of doing one large joint international project each year focused on health and sanitation. In 2012, the project funded over $50,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies for a hospital in Zimbabwe. In 2013 they’re considering a clean water project in Kenya. These international projects are also supported with generous matching grants from The Rotary Foundation. They’ve also done two vocational service projects in Mexico, purchasing woodworking tools and equipment so that people have the opportunity to learn a useful trade. The Rotary Club of Langley always welcomes new members! We’re looking for people who have a desire to help others, to give back to their community and to help those in need in other countries. The Rotary Club of Langley proudly supports the “Service above Self� motto. For more information please visit www.langleyrotary.org.

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hile we have all enjoyed the wonderful 2013 summer, it is hard to believe it is time to get the kids ‘back to school’! Moving into the fall, our committees have numerous programs and events planned to help us get ‘back to business’! Last September the Chamber appeared before the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission to speak about a proposed realignment of the Langley Electoral District, which would have separated and segregated portions of both the City and the Township of Langley. We recommended changes to the proposal in an effort to keep all of the City within one electoral district and the majority of the Township in another electoral district. Generally, the recommendations focused on ensuring the electoral districts were generally consistent with existing municipal boundaries. We are happy to advise that the majority of our recommendations were adopted and the two new ridings will more clearly represent the citizens of the Langleys. We continue to monitor changes at the Aldergrove Border Crossing with regards to commercial processing. We were very disappointed to learn that transport of horses to attend the annual event at Thunderbird Show Park was affected this year, and competitors were not forewarned that they would be redirected. We will continue to lobby for increased commercial processing through this port of entry once design and construction of the new facilities are complete.

Our Advocacy Committee is examining issues to be addressed at all levels of government based on feedback from our Membership Survey. Specifically, the topics of transportation funding and business taxes are already being addressed. We will also be following up with the City and the Township on the Inter-Municipal Business License Pilot to encourage expansion to a broader group of mobile businesses, continuing to lobby to have the business vote reinstated and encourage a coordinated approach with secured funding for dredging of the Fraser River. To view some of our lobby efforts to date, visit the website at www. langleychamber.com, go to Newsroom and click on Advocacy Updates. If there are any business issues you would like the Advocacy Committee to consider please contact Executive, Lynn Whitehouse at the Chamber Office (604-530-6656). Kristine Simpson, President

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Small Business Marketing – Making the most of the media Angela Brown—Assistant Vice President, Marketing So you’ve just started a small business with a great new product. The next question you and every small business owner inevitably will face is: how do I get the word out? In an age of increasing digital communication, shortened attention spans and “must use� media platforms launching almost weekly, knowing how to engage your customers can be a difficult question to answer. The good news is that a few simple steps can get you a long way towards customers’ feet walking through your front door. Be visible online A website is a cost-effective way to reach many potential customers as most consumers search for businesses online. You should consider a user-friendly, intuitive and informative website. It doesn’t need to cost a fortune, but should provide basic information about your company and deliver a great experience. It’s also incredibly important to ensure information is up to date, content is relevant and customers can contact you easily. And remember, quality of content and navigation will always win over quantity (remember the old AOL pages?). Consider using social media If you are tech-savvy and have the time to maintain a social media presence, sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are terrific for spreading the word about your business and getting to know what people are saying about you and your products. Be aware though, it takes time to properly manage a social media strategy – it’s not just about posting updates, it’s about interacting with your customers – and you must be willing to take

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THE VOICE OF BUSINESS FOR THE CITY AND TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY

Content, content everywhere, but where do you find it to share? 5 Tips to help you find great content on the web:

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Sherri-Lee Woycik, Social Media Minder 1. Your own Facebook newsfeed: If you have a page on Facebook for your business (you should!), you will find great content ideas by watching the newsfeed daily to see what pops up. You should “like” many of your competitors’ pages, as well as pages related to all aspects of your business (such as vendors). In your page settings, be sure that these are marked “see on newsfeed,” so that their posts will pop up regularly and you can watch for the most posted and most commented-on topics within your industry. 2. Your Twitter feed: Just as Facebook is a font of information about trending topics in your industry, Twitter is as well. When looking for something current to write about in your blog, try a search on your own Twitter feed, using important keywords for your business. This will show you trending tweets for up-to-the-minute information. You want to focus on high-trending hashtags to connect as many people to your content as possible. 3. Your own Facebook posts: Check out the recent posts you put on your page, and look at the number of likes and comments they have received. If any of your posts stand out by having a lot of activity, consider expanding these to blog content. If a lot of people have “liked” it, it is pre-qualified as good content. Even if a lot of comments were negative, that still means the topic is a hot button and with some tweaking you can use it to draw lots of traffic to your blog. 4. Your competition’s websites: No, I don’t mean steal content from competitors’ blogs. Instead, check out the reviews and comments

Collecting and sharing the right content is a bit part of the social media game, these tips give you a good head start, just make the time to follow through and you will see results.

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sections on competitors’ web pages. The ideas and key words that keep cropping up will give you a starting point for new content. If there is a specific negative comment or complaint that regularly pops up, use your blog to provide solutions, and link to your own service or product that will correct the problem. 5. Surveys from your own customers: One of the best ways to know what is on the minds of your consumer base is to survey your customers. Send an email or provide a link on your FB page or website, requesting that your clients respond to a brief survey about your industry (SurveyMonkey is an easy way to create such surveys). It is important to use open-ended questions so that respondents have an opportunity to tell you what is on their minds. Use the most pertinent comments and suggestions from these surveys for new blog content. Excellent, effective content marketing requires that you attract a loyal audience to your blog, engage them with your content, and encourage them to follow through by pursuing suggestions and clicking on links you provide. This means that you need to continually create content that is keyword-rich, current, and engaging to a wide audience. Following some of the suggestions above will give you some great ideas for the best content for a blog that will build your business.

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Fall Business Development Book Club If you are a small business owner always on the go, you probably don’t have a lot of time to read up on new ideas, management styles or fresh ideas to grow your business! The Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Business Development Book Club is the perfect opportunity to carve out a bit of time in your schedule to explore all of those ideas that you haven’t had a chance to get to yet. • Dates: Thursdays starting Thursday, September 26th until Thursday, October 31st. • Location: Chamber Boardroom (#1 – 5761 Glover Road, Langley) • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm • Book: “Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action” by Simon Sinek • Cost: FREE but you need to register, purchase the book and be committed to attending 6 classes. • Register: p: 604-530-6656 e: info@langleychamber.com w: www.langleychamber.com

September Open Late for Business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Your business card is your ticket to the Chamber’s popular networking event! Kwantlen Polytechnic University is the largest institution of higher learning south of the Fraser and the largest of the teaching universities in western Canada. It is the only polytechnic university in Canada and offers a unique mix of academic and trades programs that link students to their careers, their communities, and to their lives beyond the classroom. Come get a taste of programs offered at KPU Langley, including Community and Health Studies, Horticulture and Music. • Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University • Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm • Tickets: This event is FREE for all Chamber members and guests. • RSVP is appreciated for catering purposes: p: 604-530-6656 e: info@langleychamber.com w: www.langleychamber.com

Investment: $1,200.00 • Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 • Location: Cascades Casino Resort Ballroom (20393 Fraser Highway, Langley) • Time: 6:00 pm (Reception) / 7:00 pm (Dinner and Awards) • Tickets: $75.00 + GST • To purchase tickets or for more event information: p: 604-530-6656 e: info@langleychamber.com w: www.langleychamber.com Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase Presented by the Fraser Valley Chambers of Commerce: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Mission, Surrey and South Surrey & White Rock. You are invited to be a part of the Fraser Valley's most inclusive networking event of the year! Meet hundreds of people from all over the valley for the opportunity to expand your network! Visit 90 exhibitor booths! Many local business people and guests from all participating communities attending! • Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2013 • Location: Cascades Casino Resort Ballroom (20393 Fraser Highway, Langley) • Time: 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm • Exhibitors: • Chamber Member 8' x 6' Exhibit Space: $199.00 + GST (Non-Member: $249.00 + GST) • Chamber Member Table Top Exhibit Space: $149.00 + GST (Non-Member: $189.00 + GST) (Does not include sidewalls) • Guests: FREE but please RSVP. • To register as an exhibitor or to RSVP as a guest: p: 604-530-6656 e: info@langleychamber.com w: www.langleychamber.com

17th Annual Business Excellence Awards The Business Excellence Awards evening is attended each year by influential community and business leaders. This exclusive event offers you the opportunity to showcase your name and brand at one of Langley’s most respected social and business events of 2013! Take advantage of these amazing sponsorship opportunities: • Prestigious Award Sponsor (Only 1 of 10 opportunities left!) ~ Investment: $1,500.00 Please Note: Cancellations will not be • Exclusive Reception Sponsor ~ refunded within 24 hours of any Greater Investment: $1,200.00 Langley Chamber of Commerce events. • Exclusive Audio Visual Sponsor ~

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was told she couldn’t for the first few weeks after the birth, the pair were taking the bus into Vancouver. It took them two hours each way. And because the couple is from Langley, which is within Metro

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Vancouver borders, they don’t qualify to stay at the Ronald McDonald House or Easter Seal House. But Variety Club got wind of their situation and bought them some time at Ronald McDonald House, where they were scheduled to stay until Aug. 31. But it will be at least three months until Greyson is allowed to come home. “We can take him home hopefully on Nov. 6, which was Erin’s original due date,� Jamie said. That means by next week the couple will be driving in, having to pay for tolls and gas along the way. Erin has gone back to work once a week at White Sands Day Spa in Cloverdale to generate some income. A week ago, Greyson had major heart surgery to close a valve that hadn’t fully formed. He now weighs three pounds. He has been on life support but is a fighter, said his dad. “He has been fighting the breathing machine. He’s like his mom, he likes to do it his way,� he said. In the meantime, Erin’s other two children have been staying with their dad, full-time but are eager to be with their new brother. Everyone has been very supportive, they said. To compound their stress, the O’Neills need to find a new place to live. The current home they rent in Langley has mould problems in the bathroom. Although they have tried to mitigate some of it, they can’t take the chance of mould spores when they bring Greyson home. They don’t know where they are going to find the money to rent a new place, they said. Erin is filling out paperwork for B.C. Housing. If you would like to help out the O’Neills and support baby Greyson there are several fundraisers coming up. One of two variety shows is being held at Townhall Public House on Sunday, Sept. 8. Come see celebrity impersonator Bonnie Kilroe and friends. Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and come with a burger and beer. Tickets at the pub. There is also a family fun day at Extreme Equestrian, 25039 8 Ave., on Sept. 22. There will be pony rides, petting zoo, pig roast, all by donation for Greyson. Financial donations to help the O’Neills can be made at the Langley Envision Financial co: Baby Greyson O’Neill.


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Langley filmmaker takes off Your in-flight movies just got a little more local . . . and funny

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our plane was delayed because some woman demanded to know why the rules about overhead luggage should apply to her. You’ve squeezed yourself into your middle-row seat only to be jolted deeper into a claustrophobic crisis when the passenger in front of you suddenly decides to hit the recline button. And then the baby three rows back starts crying, expressing what everyone is already feeling on this fivehour flight — get me out of here! That’s when Eric Lauzon comes to your rescue. The manager of in-flight entertainment for Air Canada, he’s the one who helps determine what you can choose to watch on the small screen ahead of you. He can literally make time fly by. He knows that most of us are going to reach for the most recent Hollywood releases. But after watching that first movie, he invites you to take a few moments on the Enroute Film Festival channel. For the next four months, the 2013 finalists will be aired, four per month, with the winners — including a People’s Choice — to be announced at the Toronto gala in November. Two of the films are by Vancouver filmmakers and both

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Oreos cookies just before dinner — interviews his mother, some Asian friends, a retired police officer and a former gang member. Could it be possible that he was a member of an Asian gang and didn’t know it? But the funniest scene is when Bennett invites his former elementary school nemesis back to the place where his path into gangsterhood reportedly got started, the soccer field at North Otter Elementary School. Reading the principal’s notes, they re-enact the fight and, in the end, make their peace. The film ends with Langley’s other claim to fame, the Langley Ukelele Ensemble, playing William Tell Overture. Who can’t smile at that? Asian Gangs was screened in August. SFU grad Sophie Jarvis’s The Worst Day Ever is magic thanks to finding the perfect actor to play Barnard, White Rock’s Jakob Davies. (He’s Pinocchio in Once Upon a Time and has just filmed the next Jean-Pierre Jeaunet film, The Young and Prodigious Spivet, with Helen Bonham-Carter and Callum Keith-Runney.) Barnard is eight years old and carries the weight of the continued, PAGE 19

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This is a scene taken from Langley native Lewis Bennett’s short film “Asian Gangs” — which played as one of Air Canada’s in-flight movies, as part of their Enroute Film Festival Challenge. His hilarious movie is up for best film and the winner will be announced at a gala in Toronto. You can see the short movies at enroutefilm.com.

Winner announced in November world on his sturdy if small shoulders. In this malady of errors, he’s blamed for absolutely everything, including a meteor that crashes into his neighborhood. When his father shows him a drawing of what the word divorce means — dad in one house, mom in another — your heart almost breaks when

this earnest, absolutely perfect young kid asks, “Where do I fit in? What about me?” He then has to listen to his parents fight about who gets to keep the dog (which dies when Barnard takes him out for a walk after his “zerotolerance for lateness” teacher locks him out of school; he was late because he cooked a three-course breakfast for his parents.)

Brilliantly funny enough to take your mind off even the most obnoxious person sitting next to on the plane, The Worst Day Ever will screen in November. But you don’t have to book an Air Canada flight to watch the films, or vote for your favourite. • Go to enroutefilm.com, sit back, stretch out your legs and enjoy.

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NEWS SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS WORKING TOGETHER FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

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Summer School wrap up Over 3000 Langley students took part in summer sessions this year as the district offered new programs for grades 1-12. Sessions were spread over the district geographically and across the grade levels with about 1500 elementary students taking part and 1500 secondary students. Some chose remedial sessions while others chose enrichment programs to enhance their summer experiences. Intensive English Language programs were offered as well as drama, creative writing and art in addition to math and science programs that proved very popular. With lessons learned from this inaugural year, we’re already looking forward to a bigger and better program next summer!

Richard Bulpitt Elementary is Langley School District’s newest school.

Richard Bulpitt Elementary Opening Richard Bulpitt Elementary School opened its doors to students for the first time this month. About 300 students will attend the Langley School District’s newest school this year and that student population is expected to grow quickly in the next few years. Principal Lucy Lenko has been working hard preparing the school and is looking forward to welcoming students and the community to Richard Bulpitt Elementary.

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Foundation golf tourney supports 21st century learning The Langley School District Foundation teed up its new year with its 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Redwoods Golf Course. The tournament supports 21st Century learning in Langley schools with a focus on four key areas:

• New and ingeniously designed math and numeracy programs that help ensure that no student falls through the cracks.

• Innovative and leading-edge technology to prepare students for the future.

Each year the Foundation raises money through registration, sponsorships and a silent auction to support these initiatives.

• Sports programs that serve to not only keep kids in school, but to foster a healthy, safe and self-fulfilling learning environment. • Literacy in all its forms.

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LCMS annual Community Day is Sept. 7 Langley Community Music School welcomes the community to attend its annual Community Day Open House on Saturday Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We’re inviting the community to visit our beautiful school to see the spectrum of quality programs that we have developed with the help of our experienced, professional faculty,” said Susan Magnusson, LCMS principal. “As a community organization, we strive to ‘bring music to life’ for everyone. We have programs for all ages and musical interests, from babies to seniors, and from classical to jazz and contemporary music.”  The Community Day events schedule includes a Suzuki information session for parents at 10 a.m., a mini Orff class for young children at 10 a.m. and a mini choral workshop at 11 a.m.  Throughout the day there will be opportunities for students to meet prospective teachers.  A limited number of free introductory lessons are being offered that can be arranged by calling the school beforehand at 604-534-2848 to book a time.  There will also be refreshments, facility tours, and fun activities. “We listen to the community and develop new programs to respond to their interests,” said Magnusson. “We offer much more than private lessons, and we’re particularly proud of the full array of enrichment programs, from children’s choir and orchestras to jazz ensemble and hand bells.  “This year we’ve added Suzuki harp, an adult music appreciation course, popular music theory, and lessons for people interested in working with music software like Garage Band and Ableton.”  

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Clockwise from top: Michael Meade (#54) readies for the start of the race along with other riders at the Langley BMX track on Aug. 25; Jacob Lockyer cruises along the track; and Gerry Erickson gets some airtime. The club holds races at the track every Sunday and Wednesday until Oct. 9. For video, visit www. langleytimes.com. Dan FERGUSON/ Langley Times

Thunder goalie honoured for his stellar season GARY AHUJA Times Sports

There is no denying the impact goaltender Brodie MacDonald has for the Langley Thunder. “He has been a complete wall out there,” said coach Rod Jensen. “He gives us a chance to win.” And last week, MacDonald’s play was recognized as he won the Western Lacrosse Association’s Leo Nicholson Trophy as the senior A lacrosse league’s

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“I’d like to to say it was a surprise (winning the award), but I felt I did my job throughout the year well enough to secure it,” MacDonald said. “A big old body,” was how Jensen described his goaltender, whom he called the team’s most valuable player all season long. And that might be an understatement: MacDonald stands six-foot-seven and weighs 255 pounds. Throw on some

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www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com 1.800.466.1535

TransX Pays: - a new rate structure of 40 to 43 cents base with mileage from 11 to 13 thousand per month. Runs to California also available as well as medical benefits. Contact: George Costello PH: 1-877-914-0001 WWW.TRANSX.COM

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FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

HELP WANTED

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

To conduct deliveries for international lubricants co. in Vancouver area, Seattle-Tacoma, Prince George, Okanagan & Edmonton. Pay $20/hour, mileage, bonus, profit-sharing & full benefits. Apply with resume by emailing custservpacific@fuchs.com or faxing to 604-888-1145 EXP CLASS 1 TEAM DRIVERS Earn up to $6500/mo. Send resumes mj@synergytruckingltd.com Fax:604-598-3497

Interested in SALES? Outgoing? Motivated?

Are You Tired of McJobs? Looking for a Career?

$11.00/hr. up to $20.00/hr. Must be an outgoing team player!

Paid Weekly!

FLAG PERSONS & LANE TECH PERSONNEL

Call Today, Start Tomorrow!

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Mindy: 604-777-2195

CLERK / CASHIER EVENING & WEEKEND HELP REQUIRED Must have Serving It Right.

FIELD CLERK NEEDED for out of town work site (21/7 schedule). Mature, flexible and positive communicator, understanding of importance of safety culture. Reporting to on-site foreman & Edmonton HO. Transportation to & from work site provided. Potential to grow with company; Jobs@CommandEquipment.com. Fax 780-488-3002.

Please fax resumes: 604.888.4688 or e-mail: info@greggbc.ca or Visit employment opportunities: www.greggdistributors.ca

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.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

Rapid Advancement & Benefits.

Apply in person Mon-Fri btwn 9am-4pm: RIDER LIQUOR STORE 4143 208th St., Langley

Gregg Distributors (BC) Ltd. is looking to fill a Lower Mainland outside sales position. Industrial and H.D. industries knowledge is an asset. Training will be provided to help achieve your full potential. We Offer Excellent Growth & Compensation Possibilities!

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT HOME JOBS

CLASS 1 DRIVER W/ AIR

PROFESSIONAL SALES ASSOCIATES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

WE WILL TRAIN! COMPETITIVE RATES Must Have Valid TCP Certificate, Reliable Insured Vehicle And Provide A Clean Drivers Abstract!

Please E-mail Resume: grasdald@telus.net

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

PERSON needed part-time in the Langley area to pick, pack, ship via UPS and some LTL orders, must be computer literate, able to work alone and also be a good communicator. Please fax resume to 570992-4151

SHINGLERS & LABOURERS Required Call for more info 604-603-2527

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EXPO SHOW & SALE Sat. Sept. 7, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sun. Sept. 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Dr. in the Cadet Building • Adults $6 • Kids $4 • Children under 5 Free • Family $12 (2 adults & up to 3 kids)

www.bcreptileclub.ca GROW MARIJUANA COMMERCIALLY. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. www.greenlineacademy.com. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.

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LOST AND FOUND

FOUND: Ladies watch in Douglas Park on Sat. Aug 24. Call to identify (778)278-7005 LOST: LADIES SMALL clutch purse at last horse auction at Fraser Valley Auctions around the ladies washroom. Call 604-856-0053 if found or turn into Fraser Valley Auction.

TRAVEL 74

Is currently recruiting for:

COMING EVENTS

TIMESHARE

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CANADIAN TIRE LANGLEY 6312 - 200 Street We Offer:

Above Average Wages Competitive Benefits package Great Working Environment

• Retail Sales • Cashier • Warehouse • Automotive Lube & Installation Tech

Successful Candidates Will Possesses: Excellent Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills High Energy with a Sense of Urgency Previous Retail Experience Is An Asset

Please submit resume/application Recruitment Coordinator admin@ct426.com • Fax: 604-532-4405

LNG FUEL / TRUCK SCALE ATTENDANT REQUIRED What WE Deliver: • Scheduled Work Week 1: Sunday to Tuesday Week 2: Sunday to Wednesday • 12 Hour Shifts (5:00pm to 5:00am) • Excellent Pay • Health Benefits • On site LNG Fuel Training & Certification What YOU Deliver: • Great Customer Service • Dependable / Hard Worker • Physically Fit Contact: Michelle Doyle Fax: 604-857-7941 Email: mdoyle@vtlg.com


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HOME CARE/SUPPORT

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

Experienced F/T Certified Dental Assistant

Become a PLEA

TRADES, TECHNICAL

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

COMMERCIAL Transport Mechanic req’d for afternoon shift for Trucking Co. in Maple Ridge. Monday to Friday. Fax resume to 604-460-7853 or email wmader@telus.net

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Psychic Healer

Discover the power of Energy Readings by Angela

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.

F/T Reception/A/P position suitable for mature person. Must be well organized, exc communication skills, gen. knowledge of accounting & min. 2 yrs office exp. Email resume to tracey@itb.ca - no faxes pls.

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

MEI Secondary School is accepting applications for the following position that begins September 2013. All applicants must be dedicated to Christian Education.

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

40 Yrs Exp.. She’ll tell you Past, Present & Future

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Specializing in *Palm, *Tarot Cards, *Crystal Ball Readings.

Retired Firefighter Handyman

One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

Abbotsford NOW HIRING Cashiers & Grill Cooks Full/Part Time Paid training, free cool uniforms, TIPS! Apply in person w/resume 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd. (Highstreet Mall) Daily. (Except Sunday & Holidays) from 12pm. to 6pm. abbotsford@fatburgercanada.com

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LABOURERS

MATERIALS Testing Firm in Port Kells is looking to hire persons for Field Technicians. Job requires the testing of soil, concrete & asphalt on construction sites. Experience an asset but willing to train the right candidate. Must have valid license & excellent oral & written English language skills. Wage based on qualifications & experience. Please email cover letter & resume to advancetesting@outlook.com

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HELP WANTED

If you wish to apply for this position, please submit resume, references and a statement of faith including where and when you were baptized by September 12, 2013 to: Lorraine Wind, Executive Assistant 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC V4X 2M8 Fax: 604-859-9206 Email: lwind@meischools.com www.meisoc.com Note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

M & J’s Comm & Res Cleaning. *Reliable *Efficient *Exc Ref’s 604-302-9291 or 604-615-7474

Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

.info@lydellgroup.ca fax 780-542-6739

Find out where your career can begin and where it can go. Forward resumes to recruiting@tycrop.com View all opportunities @ www.tycrop.com 

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Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

TOWER TECHNICIAN

Experienced truck and trailer mechanic with CVI ticket wanted for Langley fleet shop. Four (10) hour shifts, good wages and benefits. Fax resume to 604-513-8004 or email at tridem@telus.net

Finding it difficult to decide on which area to advertise in?

Working at TYCROP is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity. An opportunity to explore and enhance your skills and capabilities – to build a rewarding and evolving career. We are currently recruiting motivated candidates for: WELDERS, WELDING FABRICATORS TRAILER MECHANICS ASSEMBLERS W. ELEC EXP ASSEMBLERS W. HYD EXP  

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

SUNDECKS

SAMCON BUILDING. Complete reno’s & additions. Over 25 yrs exp. Call Derek (604)720-5955 www.samconbuilding.com AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

“QUARTZ/GRANITE/ARBORITE” JMS Countertops, 30 yrs/refs ★ John 604-970-8424 ★

INTERIOR/EXTERIOR

Truck & Trailer Mechanic

We Build Opportunity.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes

Phone 604-856-0889

HELP WANTED

Call: 778-773-3737

HANDYPERSONS

FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry-Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018

175 CATERING/PARTY RENTALS

Please email all resumes to Barbara@megacrane.com

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COMPUTER SERVICES

*Private Studio *European

Must have own vehicle, tool pouch, hand tools

EXP. Excavator Operators req&d, for Residential Excavation. Fax resume to 604-460-7853 or e-mail wmader@telsu.net

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From $35. By appt: 604.230.4444

Carpenter Helper/ Framer Wanted

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Experienced Mover w/affordable rates, STARTING AT $40/HR 24/7 - Licensed & Insured. ** Seniors Discounts ** fortiermoving.ca

Maid Brigade Cleaning Services. Trained, Uniformed & Insured. maidbrigadebc.com / 604.596.3936

“Massage Confidential”

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, tower technician the applicant must have full understanding of electronics and 3 phase power. This full time position requires knowledge of tower crane erection and dismantles .

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MIND BODY SPIRIT

GET THE BEST

www.proficientrenovation.com 604-323-4111 for more details.

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MOVING & STORAGE

FOR YOUR MOVING

Maintenance S Repair S Renovation

604-653-5928

LOOKING FOR WORK?

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• All Interior Work • Tiles • Trim • Drywall • Plumbing • Painting * Experienced * Reliable Roger 604-679-0779

SPECIAL $20 ALL READINGS

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Educational Assistant Full time temporary position Details for this position www.meischools.com under employment

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

Reunites Loved Ones

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

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SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS OF LIFE.

BENEFIT PACKAGE!

TEACHERS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ALL LANDSCAPING & LAWNCARE hedge trimming, yard cleanup, weeding. Free Est. Jason 778-960-7109

Check out bcclassified.com Help Wanted - Class 130

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CLEANING SERVICES

SPIRITUAL

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

159

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

DON’T LET TIME & DISTANCE STAND IN YOUR WAY.

604-531-8012

PLEA provides

604.708.2628 caregiving@plea.bc.ca www.plea.ca

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PERSONAL SERVICES

Required for White Rock /South Surrey office

Family Caregiver. ongoing training and support. A young person is waiting for an open door... make it yours.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

BCCLASSIFIED.COM Classified Representatives can give you a gentle push in the right direction by utilizing current market research (COMBASE) to find out which markets will work for you. Call us 604-575-5555

Kristy 604.488.9161

threescocatering@shaw.ca or Visit us at: www. threescompanycatering.ca

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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+ 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. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com 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. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

European Quality Workmanship Computer Problems? Call Blue Sky Tech 604.512.7082 John Jespersen

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CONTRACT OR HOURLY FREE ESTIMATES 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS

CONCRETE & PLACING

Per Molsen 604-575-1240 PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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LANDSCAPING

damaged concrete. Ken 604-307-4923

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES

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16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

DRYWALL

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000 Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

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ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899 FITZ ELECTRIC. New build. Residential. Tenant Improvements. Com Reno’s, Elect. check ins. work 778-231-8332, www.fitzelectric.net ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs, etc. Guaranteed work. Ph 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)

LEGAL SERVICES

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. 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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE Excavator & Bobcat Services •Drainage •Back-Filling •Landscaping & Excavating. •Landclearing & Bulldozing Hourly or Contract 38 Years exp.

604-576-6750 or Cell: 604.341.7374

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

(Turn right 1st road East of Pitt River Bridge from Vancouver)

604-465-9812 1-800-663-5847

COUNTERTOPS

“QUARTZ/GRANITE/ARBORITE” JMS Countertops, 30 yrs/refs ★ John 604-970-8424 ★

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER LITERACY or MATH TUTOR and help a child who is struggling to learn! You must have excellent English and/or math skills, and enjoy working with children. Tutoring locations in both Surrey & Langley. Extensive training provided. Surrey information sessions held on either Tuesday, Sept 10th or Wednesday, Sept 11th at 7 PM the Learning Disabilities Assn office, #201 13766 - 72 Ave. Langley information session held on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 7 PM at Douglas Park School, 5409-206 St. Pre-register at 604-591-5156. Info: www.ldafs.org

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

SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or

312 MAINTENANCE SERVICES BUILDING/YARD MAINTAINANCE. Free Est. No job too big or small. Call, (604)768-8568

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MOVING & STORAGE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

VOLUNTEERS

A-OK PAINTING

Instant Grassifacation!

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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TONY’’S PAINTING

www.affordablemovers.bc.com

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

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.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

.Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated Ryan 778.229.0236

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304

338

PLUMBING

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

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use bcclassified.com - Employment Section 100’s

329 PAINTING & DECORATING CALL

604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com


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PLUMBING

FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (778)908-2501 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Eastcan Roofing & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324 CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-575-5555

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A LICENSED/ HONEST PLUMBER & GAS FITTER/furnace man with 33 years exp. Refs. Reas. rates Free est. 24hrs. Don 604-220-4956

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

PETS 477

PETS

Excellent Rates. (604)780-4604

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

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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

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

604-812-9721

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

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SUNDECKS

> Lassie doodle puppies (Collie x Poodle)Born Father’s Day (June 16). Mom is a PB small (45 lbs.) Rough Collie and Dad is a PB small (50 lbs) Standard Poodle. Puppies are black with varying amounts of white on paws and chest and some are blue merle. Both males and females available. We have bred this litter special to create the perfect family companion (intelligent, gentle, easy to train, always willing to please, happy indoors and outdoors, good with children and animals, low to no shed). We are a 4H (agility, obedience, showmanship) family and our dogs are a part of our home and life and we wish the same for our puppies. Please consider the time and commitment needed to raise a dog and you will have our support and guidance for life. Pups will have first shots and deworming. Black males are $850, females and blue merles are $950. 604-820-4827

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

PETS 477

PETS

CAIRN TERRIER. Male, In training. Ready to go. Shots, dewormed. $800. 604-807-5204. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

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LANGLEY CITY 1-bdrm apt. Clean, crime free bldg. Incl. heat, n/p, refs. req’d. $710. 604-530-6384.

LANGLEY CITY APARTMENTS ON 201A FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry & parking. No Pets BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BDRMS. SENIORS, ADULT ORIENTED

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

20727 Fraser Highway

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ALTO CONN SAX $495. Tenor Sax $495. 604-859-5925

REAL ESTATE 624

FARMS

627

HOMES WANTED

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

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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TIME FOR A NEW CAR? See bcclassified.com’s Automotive Section in 800’s

736

HOMES FOR RENT • Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

ALDERGROVE. 3 bdrm, 1.5 bths. N/P. $1050mo. Oct 1. Drive by 26959-30th Ave. Ph: 604-617-9373

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

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

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

DREAMING...

LANGLEY: *GREENWOOD MANOR* 20630 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

Check out our Employment and Career Sections in the 100’s for information

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1999 Dodge Durango, V8 auto, 4x4, Silver. Good running condition. $1800. Call 778-863-3383

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2000 Caravan, A/C, auto door locks. power package. 154kms. $1800. Call 778-863-3383

2008 Ford Ranger, 4cyl, 5 spd standard. White. Good running condition. $4200. Call 778-863-3383 CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-575-5555

LANGLEY

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

Call 604-881-7111 www.bentallkennedyresidential.com www.ThunderbirdVillage.ca

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP MAPLE RIDGE

. Hugh & McKinnon Rentals 604-541-5244

SURREY Green Timbers. Lrg. 4 bdrm., 3 baths, lge. deck, f/rm., liv/rm., d/rm. $1500. N/S. N/P. 604-575-2975 or 604-202-5678.

750

SUITES, LOWER

1 BEDROOM SUITES Newly renovated $700 - $740/mo Util + sec pkng extra

1 BR $695/mo. 18480 - 68th Ave. Clean & Quite. N/S, N/P Inc. H, H/W, Elec. Shared Laundry. Private Entrance. LRG suite for one Person Call 604-306-9111

No pets. Close to amen.

ABBOTSFORD; 2 bdrm bsmt ste in quiet, family neighbourhood just off Townline Rd. $800/mo incl heat/wtr, shrd laundry. N/S, N/P, ref’s req’d. Avail now. 604-613-5242

McIntosh Plaza Suit Mature Adults 22330 McIntosh Avenue

(604)463-6841 19777 Willowbrook Dr., Langley 1 BDRM APTS AVAILABLE NOW! Newer building, secure entry, 5 appl’s including insuite washer and dryer, a/c, electric f/p, u/g prkg & balconies. No pets. SENIORS DISCOUNTS CLOSE TO SHOPPING, Superstore & Willowbrook mall.

CALL 604-533-7710

Spacious Reno’d bach, 1, 2, 3 bdrm suites. Heat & hot water incl. Walk Score = 75 604-530-0030 www.cycloneholdings.ca New SRI *1404 sq/ft Double wide $89,888. *New SRI 14’ wide $62,888. Repossessed mobile homes, manufactured homes & modulars. Chuck 604-830-1960.

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$50 off/month for the first year

Call 604.575-5555

2004 VOLVO S40, 4door, black, Good running condition. $3200. Call 778-863-3383

AUTO CREDIT - Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply at: uapplyudrive.CA or Call toll free 1.877.680.1231

604-230-3903 eve./weekend Mon.- Fri., 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 604-530-5646

PARK TERRACE APTS

ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

LANGLEY, central. Clean 3 bdrm. insuite lndry, close to parks, shops & schools, fenced yard. Avail now. N/P. $950 + util. 604-791-0211

1 Bdrm. $750/mo. - 1 bath 2 Bdrm. $950/mo. - 1.5 bath w/ covered balcony

Northland Apartments

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

.langleyautoloans.com 1.877.810.8649

The Scrapper

thunderbirdvillage@bentallkennedy.com

WHATCOM COUNTY Berry Farm North of Lynden, family owned 80+ yrs. 19.2 acres. 8 acres newer Meeker Raspberries in production, 9 acres open for replanting. Halverstick Road. Most fertile & proven soil in County w/ample water rights. 3 bdrm house, garage, large shop & barn. $775,000, negotiable. Call for details or tour (360)305-2060. Email: ondeckt@hotmail.com

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LANGLEY DOWNTOWN

Available Sept. 1

Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

AUTO FINANCING

Ph: 604-533-4061

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE MISC. FOR SALE

810

Criminal record check may be req’d.

Senior oriented building. 5 appli. in-suite w/dryer, secured parking. All utils. extra. N/P. Walk to Safeway on 208th Ave. & Fraser Hwy.

560

AUTO FINANCING

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• The Langley Times • Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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What is Title Insurance and Should A Homeowner Buy It? A few years ago I finally made the last payment on the mortgage on my new home and my house was now debt-free. I phoned a friend of mine, Irina Bartnik, who is a Notary Public in Cloverdale. She suggested that my wife and I were now prime candidates for mortgage or title fraud. She explained that an experienced fraudster might be able to obtain some fraudulent ID identifying them as me and go into the bank and take out a collateral loan (say $150,000) putting up their (my) home as loan collateral. Then they draw out the $150,000 cash and fly off into the clear blue yonder never to be heard from again. In a couple of months I would start getting phone calls from my bank demanding that I make the mortgage payments that are overdue. Although it would be pretty clear that I had been defrauded there could be some difficult legal work that would take some time to address and I would need a lawyer and it could end up costing me financially for the lawyer’s services. She mentioned that title insurance might cover these legal fees, so although it would still be a hassle to get my title cleared of the fraudulent loan at least I wouldn’t be hit with expensive legal bills. I am reluctant to buy insurance of any type, but I decided I’d better do some research on this. There’s a very interesting article on the internet by Tim Lack, a lawyer with Lunny Atmore LLP (www.lunneyatmore.com/title-insurance), about this topic from a legal perspective and it contains a good history of title insurance in BC. I also researched some real estate industry papers, particularly one written by our own errors and omissions insurance company, which advises realtors® about the usefulness of title insurance for our clients. And finally I researched the Stewart title guaranty company (www.stewart.ca) where we eventually purchased my own title insurance from in 2010. Our policy cost $150 which is a one-time premium and covers our title for as long as we own our home. My legal fees to obtain the policy were about $200. I had to pay normal taxes on my legal fees but the insurance policy was tax-free, I recall. The fees will vary according to the value of the property and the insurance company and they are probably a little more expensive in 2013 ( isn’t everything?). Just like all insurance policies this was almost impossible to read so I turned back to my previous sources for more information. Of course every company’s policies are different but, generally speaking, here is what is covered:

Coverage for unknown title defects; survey errors and errors in public records; losses related to improvements made without the requisite building permits (unless made by you); existing liens against the property’s title for unpaid debts by the previous owner (utilities, taxes, mortgages, or condominium charges registered against the property); real estate fraud and forgery; invalidity of mortgages; encroachment and unregistered easement issues and, sometimes, known defects which are disclosed to the insurer beforehand. It turns out that title insurance protects a homeowner for many other things besides real estate fraud. However it doesn’t necessarily cover everything. Generally speaking it won’t cover: Known title defects (do your due diligence first); environmental hazards, native land claims; matters created, allowed or agreed to by the insured (If it was something you knew about and agreed to it then you can’t really claim after the fact); and matters known to the insured but not disclosed to the title insurer, such as matters identified in a building inspection. Finally I found some instances of claims made by buyers/owners on their title insurance. In one case a buyer of a property received a notice from the local government, after they had bought the property, that the suite in the basement was built without obtaining the required development or building permits. A permit was required to remove or legalize the suite. The cost of the claim, which was paid by the title insurer, was $239,958. That $150 one-time premium was suddenly looking pretty inexpensive. If you’re just buying a home it could be even less expensive. Your lender will often buy title insurance for itself to protect the mortgage funds it’s lending you. In that case you can ask the lender to add you as a second insurance beneficiary. And then your add-on one-time premium is even lower. In my case, in 2010 it would have been only $50. So, as a home buyer or a homeowner should you consider buying title insurance? Well, do your own research and talk to your Realtor® or real estate lawyer. I did and I bought it! Stewart Henderson Managing Broker Macdonald Realty Ltd. (Langley) Reach me at: stewarthenderson@macrealty.com

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September 03, 2013 edition of the Langley Times

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